THE PROCESS OMEGA
CHURCH OF THE FINAL JUDGEHENT Tuesday 1st October 1968
Brethren, As it is,
1. 1 In Matthew Chapter 10. Christ instructs his disciples, before sending them out in pairs to go from city to city preaching the Word.
2 The instructions he gave apply now, possibly even more precisely than they did then.
3 We have talked for some time about Processeans going out in pairs preaching the message of the End, and it looks as though we shall very soon be ready for just this kind of operation. And Matthew Chapter 10. supplies the blue-print for it.
4 I have clarified this in terms of its application to The Process as it is now, and Father John has written out the clarifications from notes.
5 Read and learn what he has written, as well as the words from Matthew. Soon you will receive clarifications of all Christ's words and actions as recorded by Matthew, which will help you to understand them more fully, again in terms of The Process and what you already know about it. That too will be part of the preparation for going out and preaching the message of the End.
So be it.
1st October 1968 ROBERT DE GRIMSTON, OMEGA, NEW YORK, USA.
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THE PROCESS OMEGA CHURCH OF THE FINAL JUDGEHENT Tuesday 1st October 1968
FROM FATHER JOHN, OMEGA CHAPTER
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO SAINT MATTHEW CHAPTER 10 v.5-42
2. 1 These verses contain Christ's instructions to his disciples, for their mission in the world. These are the orders for how the disciples shall conduct themselves, and the prophecy of how the world will react and respond to them.
TO WHOM SHALL THE DISCIPLES ADDRESS THEMSELVES?
3. 1 v 5 & 6 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
2 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel
3 It is to the lost sheep of the house of Israel that the disciples shall address themselves. Not to all and sundry, but to the lost sheep.
4 For us of The Process, the parallel is clear. For us, the lost sheep are the Processeans and the potential Processeans who have not yet joined us, they who shall be part of the 144,000 at the End. They may be found anywhere in the world, for it is not the country of Israel that is referred to here, but the Israelites, the spiritual descendants of the original twelve tribes.
5 There is no point, and no validity, in searching for any but those who will recognise and receive the word. "Now we of the Gods renounce humanity, and seek only those who are also of the Gods, and who seek us
WHAT IS THE MISSION?
4. 1 And as ye go, preach, saying, The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.
2 To preach. To give spiritual sustenance, and to proclaim the message.
3 And what is the message?
4 That the kingdom of heaven is at hand. If the kingdom of heaven is at hand, then the kingdom of earth must be almost finished; the end of the world is near, and it is after that that there comes the kingdom of heaven.
5 Processeans will recognise and respond to this message.
WHAT ELSE SHALL THE DISCIPLES DO IN THEIR MISSION?
5. 1 v.8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
2 These things Processeans do already. The sick in mind, soul and body, are healed. The dead - the living dead - are raised up to life. Devils are cast out; and devils include not only the devils of insanity, but also the devils that inhabit the human mind, in the form of mental agreements and fears and limitations.
3 Freely WE have received, of the knowledge and inspiration and life of The Process. The true validation of what we have received is to channel the gift onwards, as well as contributing physically up the hierarchy. So, channelling downwards what we have received means us giving spiritual sustenance and taking spiritual responsi::i1ity.
HOW WILL OUR PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS BE MET?
6. 1 v.9 &10 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
2 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat
3 Take no money. For the individual Proc'essean has no need of it for himself. For our physical needs will be met by those to whom we give spiritually. If we are doing our job properly, then we are worthy of our meat", and our physical requirements will be taken care of.
4 This does not mean that The PROCESS has no requirement for money, nor that a Processean should refuse to accept money. Quite the contrary; he accepts the money, making it clear to the person from whom he received it that it will be devoted to the purposes of The process, and not to his own needs. And imnediately he passes the money up the hierarchy, thus making his own contribution upwards in physical form.
5 In fact we go with no physical possessions at all, beyond the bare minimum of clothing. We have nothing to give downwards on a physical level, no hand-outs for the hungry or the poor, no bowls of soup, no Welfare payments. Our job is to channel spiritual sustenance and to take spiritual respon- sibility for those beneath us in the hierarchy; not to take physical responsibility for them, nor to look after their physical needs.
6 And if we do not give splritually, then we shall not receive physically. If we get no supper or no bed, that is a clear indication that we have not earned it, that we have not done our job, and that we have not given freely.
HOW DO WE FIND THE RELEVANT PEOPLE AND A PLACE TO STAY?
7. 1 v.11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.
2 Ask, to find out who are the people. And when we have found the place, stay there.
HOW SHALL WE RESPOND TO THOSE WHOM WE MEET AND IN WHOSE HOUSES WE STAY?
8. 1 v.12 & 13 And when ye come into an house, salute it.
2 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you
3 Salute the house; recognise it for what it is, and acknowledge it for what it is.
4 And if the house be worthy, let the peace of The Process permeate it and embrace it. But if not, withdraw your security and your protective aura.
5 There is no need to make great public noise. If we are in the house of people who respond positively, then through their friends and through their acquaintances and the network of people around them, the relevant ones will hear of our presence and will receive the opportunity to know us. Indeed, these people will very likely know each other already, and their net- work will pass the word of our presence.
HOW SHALL WE RESPOND TO THOSE WHO ARE NOT FOR US?
9. 1 v.14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet
2 Do not persist in trying to give to those who will not receive. Accept their refusal, and recognise the burden of rejection that they are carrying. And when we leave their presence, we should cleanse ourselves of their human agreements and projections, by discharging any that we may have picked up.
WHAT SHALL BE THE FATE OF THOSE WHO REFUSE AND OF THOSE WHO ARE AGAINST US?
10. 1 v.15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgement, than for that city.
HOW SHALL WE CONDUCT OURSELVES IN THE WORLD?
11. 1 v.16 "Behold I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves."
2 Humanity, in terms of physical strength and armament, have the advantages of wolves over our apparent defencelessness. There- fore be wise and subtle and harmless in the eyes of the opposi- tion. Exercise the charm that all Processeans possess.
3 But remember also what we know about Acceptance; of the strength and the invulnerability of those who have it, and of the devas- tatingly lethal effect that it produces upon those who fight against it.
HOW WILL HUMANITY RESPOND TO US?
12. 1 v.17 & 18 "But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
2 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles
3 They will respond against us. They will seek to invoke their laws against us, and their churches will turn against us and preach against us from their pulpits.
4 And when we are brought before the great men of the world, we shall be a testimony against them and against humanity, in our witness of the word of GOD. For it is humanity who are the presert day Gentiles; all those who are not the chosen.
AND HOW SHALL WE CONDUCT OURSELVES WHEN THIS HAPPENS?
13. 1 v.19 & 20 "But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour, what ye shall speak.
2 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you."
3 There is no point in working it out beforehand. Channel, and the inspiration will flow. Channel, and the words will come.
WHAT SHALL HAPPEN WITH HUMANITY?
14. 1 v21 "And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death."
2 A prophecy of how it will be for humanity. Indeed, of how it is already; for, all over the world, brother is set against brother, and the children rebel against their parents, and the parents condemn their children. The generation gap widens inexorably, often on political issues. It will get worse.
WHAT WILL HUMANITY FEEL TOWARDS US?
15. 1 v.22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my names sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved."
2 Precisely because we are the Messengers of Christ, we shall be hated of humanity.
3 But if we endure to the end, we shall be saved. Endurance is one of the prime qualities that are needed in a follower of Christ; endurance to continue, to hold fast, never to give up, whatever happens. The faith and the conviction never to desert, but to follow the road whatever the tests and the trials.
4 What Christ is saying is that it is of less importance whether a person is doing his job with great brilliance, than whether he is continuing to be there and functioning. If he is still there at the end, then - ultimately - that is all that matters. If he maintains his witness of Christ and the Word, then he is fulfilling what is required of him.
HOW SHALL WE TREAT PLACES THAT REJECT AND PERSECUTE US?
16. 1 v.23 "But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come
2 Move on. Waste no time on the opposers and the rejectors. Their fate is sealed. Move on to the next place, for there are many to cover. As many places as are inhabited by the Israelites; the true Israelites, not the modern state of Israel, but the spiritual descendents of the twelve tribes.
3 So we should not waste time in unproductive areas, nor follow paths that have no feeling of fruitfulness. Pass on.
THOSE WHO REJECT CHRIST: HOW WILL THEY TREAT HIS PEOPLE?
17. 1 v.24 &,25 "The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
2 "lt is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?"
3 Those who persecute Christ will also persecute Hls followers. They crucified Christ 2000 years ago, they have been doing it ever since, and they are doing it now. If they call Christ evil names, what then will they call His people?
4 So if they throw us out, there is no failure in that for us. They treat Christ that way also.
5 If they persecute us, there should be no sense of failure inherent in that for us. They persecute Christ also.
6 If they invalidate us, there should be no feeling in us that we are therefore doing the wrong thing. They invalidate Christ also.
WHAT IS THERE FOR US TO FEAR?
18. 1 v.26 & 27 "Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
2 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops."
3 Ultimately, there is nothing of v/hich to be afraid, so long as we are channelling and preaching, openly and without reticence, what we have heard and been taught in the privacy of The Process. So long as we are open to channel the inspiration that comes to us, we shall be doing what is required of us, and there is nothing to fear. (On the housetops does not mean in the most public places; the housetops Here private gathering-places for the household that they covered.)
4 There is ultimately nothing to fear, for in the end there will be no mystery, and there will be no secrets. Every- thing will be revealed, and all shall be known. The truth shall be seen, and the rejectors and the opposers shall be confronted with the truth of their own rejection.
IS THERE, THEN, ANYTHING TO FEAR NOW?
19. 1 v.28, 29, "And fear not them which kill the body, 30 & 31 but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
2 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
3 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
4 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows."
5 Fear not those whose ability is limited merely to physical harm and the killing of the body. The very hairs of our head are numbered, and Christ looks after his own. They will mock us and jeer at us, ridicule us and persecute us. But they will not be able to kill us spiritually.
6 But there is one whom it is right to fear; he which is able to destroy both body and soul in hell. Who is this?
7 It is humanity. Humanity, with its ability to sap strength, to drag down into the quagmire of the human state, to lure away from the narrow path to GOD.
8 So beware of those who have the ability to probe and find the weak spot.
9 Beware of those who tempt us with promises of the easy life, the cosy and comfortable exit door.
10 Beware of families, parents, 'friends', who lay claim upon our loyalty and attempt to seduce us from our duty.
11 Beware of those who preach the cause of poor humanity, and invoke our pity and our sympathy in their behalf.
12 Beware of those who inculcate a sense of futility and purpose- lessness.
13 Beware of feelings of futility born from within.
14 Beware of seeing the non-response, or the hostile response, of those to whom we talk, as failure on our part to convert the worthy. We are not here to convert.
15 Beware also of being seduced into feeling a need to convert.
16 Beware of feelings of wishing to do it my way', and of any need to assert self in preference to the requirements of the hierarchy.
17 Our job and our duty is to do what we are told to do. And so long as we are doing that, we are doing what is required of us. Low points, disasters, 'grots', do not matter so long as we are confessing Christ. "He that endureth to the end ... "
18 But as soon as we act on any impulse to 'do it my way', or to tell our superiors that we are right and they are wrong, or to deny the function and purpose of The Process; then indeed there is cause to fear, for then both body and soul are in peril of destruction.
CHRIST'S RELATIONSHIP TO HIS FOLLOWERS
20. 1 v.32 & 33 "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
2 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."
3 Christ will 'own' before GOD only those who have 'owned' Him before men. And that ownership of Christ must be public, an open proclamation of the Word. It is not enough to confess Christ in the safety of privacy or in the security of agreeable circumstances. It must be done before humanity, and in the midst of humanity.
CHRIST'S RELATIONSHIP TO THE WORLD
21. 1 v.34, 35 "Think not that I am come to send & 36 peace on earth: I am come not to send peace, but a sword.
2 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
3 And a man's foes shall be they of his owm household."
4 The separation is brought about by the sword of Christ.
5 And nowhere, not once, does Christ show humanitarian principles, nor pursue a humanitarian mission. It is ruthless separation all the time.
6 And one manifestation of the separation is the bitter enmity of man for man; and particularly of a man's enmity and hostility towards those closest to him, in his own family and in his own household.
7 Christ speaks of the sword being 'sent' because, speaking 2000 years ago, he was telling of the future, and of how it would be now in the Latter Days.
ONLY IN THE TOTAL GIVING OF SELF IS THERE TRUE SERVICE OF CHRIST
22. 1 v.37 & 38 "He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daugther more than me is not worthy of me.
2 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
3 There can be no compromise with the truth. A man is judged not by what he gives, but by what he fails to give. Christ DEMANDS very little. But the judgement comes from within, and they who put self, and the wishes and preferences and demands and fears of self, before their commitment and dedication to the truth; they too are judged in the light of the truth. And they are not worthy of Christ.
THE FATE OF THOSE WHO WORSHIP, NOT GOD, BUT THEMSELVES AND HUMANITY
23. 1 v.39 "He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it."
2 He who looks to the world and to humanity for his purpose and career and vocation and justification, shall lose his life. But he that discards all human values and aspirations, and dedicates himself to the service of GOD, shall find true life through Christ.
THOSE WHO GIVE TO CHRIST'S PEOPLE, THEREBY GIVE TO CHRIST
24. 1 v.40, 41 "He that receiveth you receiveth & 42 me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
2 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
3 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward."
4 The hierarchy is one and indivisible, and the chain stretches upwards as well as downwards. Christ's people are the representatives of Christ, and men shall be rewarded in exact proportion to their giving to Christ, whether it be to Him or to His people.
(Written from notes taken at the Omega, 20th September 1968)
1st October 1968
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