|Bethlehem, 129:was His knowledge that God was One and God was All. The devil showed Him a picture of diversity, ofBethlehem, 129:calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and throughBethlehem, 129:into its rightful place. Where the purpose of God stands clearly revealed to the mind of the seer,Bethlehem, 129:evolution lies the consummation, the kingdom of God, not the kingdoms of the world. They are partsBethlehem, 130:kingdom and one way into the kingdom, and one God Who was bringing, slowly indeed but surely, thatBethlehem, 130:when He embraced in His consciousness, as God, the larger synthesis. Pope, in his famous Essay onBethlehem, 130:expressed it in words familiar to all of us: "God loves from whole to parts, but human soul MustBethlehem, 131:experience can never be evaded by any Son of God whilst incarnate in the flesh. He then did threeBethlehem, 131:(St. Matt., IV, 17-24.) He had registered before God and man, and to Himself, His perfection. HeBethlehem, 131:completely vindicated. He knew Himself to be God; He had demonstrated to Himself His divineBethlehem, 132:is the way with all the  liberated sons of God, He could not rest until He had shown us theBethlehem, 132:had to transmit the great energy of the Love of God. Perfected, serving and with a full knowledgeBethlehem, 135:had also laid the foundation of the kingdom of God which it was His mission to found, and whoseBethlehem, 136:is transfigured and one realizes the fitness of God's sons to be citizens of that kingdom, and theBethlehem, 136:by the interpretations of a later son of God, no matter if brilliant and sincere, as was St. Paul.Bethlehem, 136:of Deity, we have always been told that we know God through His nature, and that nature is SpiritBethlehem, 136:the Birth in Bethlehem we have the appearance of God, God is made manifest in the flesh. At theBethlehem, 136:in Bethlehem we have the appearance of God, God is made manifest in the flesh. At theBethlehem, 136:At the Transfiguration we have the quality of God revealed in its transcendent beauty, whilst atBethlehem, 137:of Deity may follow, revelation of the nature of God through the medium of a transfiguredBethlehem, 137:and to that eternal identification with God which is the everlasting experience of all who areBethlehem, 138:unifications have been made. First, man and God must be fused and blended into one functioningBethlehem, 138:be fused and blended into one functioning whole. God, made flesh, must so dominate and control theBethlehem, 140:of Jesus Christ lay aeons of experience. God had been expressing Himself through natural processes,Bethlehem, 140:and expressing all that immediately may be, is God's great gift to man. Christ, as the PersonalityBethlehem, 141:He manifested the nature and the quality of God. The finite nature had been transcended and couldBethlehem, 142:at the Transfiguration, unified in Himself God and Man, His developed Personality blending with HisBethlehem, 143:importance, because they see the group as God sees it, become custodians of the divine Plan, andBethlehem, 143:and effected an at-one-ment between the will of God, synthetic and comprehensive, and theBethlehem, 143:informed and animated by the life and will of God; and in utter self-surrender and with all theBethlehem, 144:because the love which will flow out from man to God, and from man to man, will automatically andBethlehem, 144:the commandments impossible. The "shalt not" of God, spoken from Mount Sinai through Moses, withBethlehem, 145:of its aspects, such as the love and wisdom of God, have been revealed to us by Christ. For usBethlehem, 145:of a new kingdom upon earth - the kingdom of God, the fifth kingdom in nature. When considering theBethlehem, 145:it was not simply a great initiation, in which God revealed Himself in His radiance and glory toBethlehem, 145:of the form nature, of the material nature of God. She typifies in herself that which preserves theBethlehem, 145:in herself that which preserves the life of God, latent yet with infinite potentialities. ChristBethlehem, 146:Christ. Matter, the Virgin Mary, reveals God. Form, the result of active material processes, mustBethlehem, 146:express divinity, and the revelation of this is God's gift to us at the Transfiguration. Christ wasBethlehem, 146:to us at the Transfiguration. Christ was "very God of very God," but He was also "flesh of ourBethlehem, 146:Transfiguration. Christ was "very God of very God," but He was also "flesh of our flesh," and inBethlehem, 146:and in the interplay and the fusion of the two, God stood revealed in all His magnetic and radiantBethlehem, 146:Christ stood revealed as the expression of God. There is for us no other goal. Yet let us rememberBethlehem, 147:42. Under the impact of the evolutionary urge God moves towards fuller recognition. "Purification"Bethlehem, 148:and distorted reflection of the love-nature of God which the cosmic Christ, the second Person inBethlehem, 148:the agency of fire, the will or spirit of God) produces the transformation of the physical body.Bethlehem, 148:Father, or Spirit, of Whom it is said that our "God is a consuming fire." (Deut., IV, 24.) TheBethlehem, 148:IV, 24.) The releasing activity of this form of God's spirit eventually produces that radiance (asBethlehem, 149:I, the most ancient, the spirit, the Lord God. The golden-gleaming am I, of form divine. WithoutBethlehem, 149:wonder of the transfiguration and the vision of God, is an outstanding phenomenon of the religiousBethlehem, 150:is the highest happiness." - Psychology and God, by L. W. Grensted, p. 75. Bethlehem, 151:"I am the Light of the world." Contact with God will ever cause a light to shine forth. When MosesBethlehem, 151:light of the ages is focused, and the light of God is centered. His disciples came into the radiusBethlehem, 152:is the outstanding fact of scientific mysticism. God is light as well as life. This the mystic hasBethlehem, 152:and the gift of all the perfected sons of God. The radiant inner body of light is present both inBethlehem, 153:the Naamathite. Eliphaz the Temanite means "my God is gold," and also "the southern quarter," theBethlehem, 154:Transfiguration, is transformed by the glory of God, so that the outer image disappears, and GodBethlehem, 154:of God, so that the outer image disappears, and God Himself shines forth. James, we are told,Bethlehem, 155:cannot be evaded. The Apostles recognized God in their Master, taking their stand upon the fact ofBethlehem, 155:had known heretofore. Through this experience God became a reality to them. In the synthesis of theBethlehem, 155:those who were immediately His friends, met with God, and so potent was this combination that itBethlehem, 155:potent was this combination that it evoked from God Himself an immediate response. When feeling andBethlehem, 156:But such moments are rare indeed. We know God is. We know reality exists. But life, with itsBethlehem, 156:mountain of vision. A certain familiarity with God's nature must surely precede the revelation ofBethlehem, 158:of Transfiguration, and there seen and met with God in the glorified Person of Jesus Christ. WeBethlehem, 158:is all part of the evolutionary process whereby God is revealed through humanity. The great andBethlehem, 159:His three  friends, was recognized by God His Father, and received the testimony of Moses andBethlehem, 159:Always, in these rarely occurring events, God has been glorified by the light, ineffable andBethlehem, 159:the stream and climb the mountain, furthering God's work for humanity; and Christ's example isBethlehem, 159:is divine. If he is not, then the Fatherhood of God is but an empty form of words, and Christ andBethlehem, 159:away. It is either a fact or it is not. God can be known in the flesh through the medium of HisBethlehem, 159:of His children or He cannot. All rests back on God, the Father, the Creator, the One in Whom weBethlehem, 159:One in Whom we live and move and have our being. God is immanent in all His creatures, or He isBethlehem, 159:is immanent in all His creatures, or He is not. God is transcendent and beyond manifestation, orBethlehem, 160:time, "Hear ye him." At the first great episode, God the Father, of Whom the Initiator is theBethlehem, 160:but that was all. At this Initiation, God commanded humanity to pay attention to this particularBethlehem, 160:after He had been through this experience. Again God gave evidence that He recognized Christ'sBethlehem, 160:bosom of the Father, to carry out the will of God. That which Christ had recognized in the TempleBethlehem, 160:in the Temple as a child was later endorsed by God. This recognition is repeated, and theBethlehem, 160:standpoint, to hear that Word which was God made Flesh. Bethlehem, 160:and a voice intimates that he is the Son of God.  The occurrence can be explained only as theBethlehem, 161:excitement." - The Mystery of the Kingdom of God, by Albert Schweitzer, pp. 181, 182. The sameBethlehem, 161:to forward, and what constituted the Will of God which He came to fulfil. Three major points ofBethlehem, 161:upon the Cross to appease the wrath of an angry God, and make it possible for those who believe inBethlehem, 162:when power is given to us to "become the Sons of God, even to them that believe on his name, whichBethlehem, 162:of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." (St. John, I, 13.) Is it not reasonable for usBethlehem, 163:crisis to crisis leads on the developing son of God until he stands perfected, having achieved "theBethlehem, 163:and our entrance into a fuller understanding of God as life. The true Church of Christ is theBethlehem, 163:and glory which lies, unrevealed as yet, in God the Father. It is only the man who has understoodBethlehem, 164:and the use of his divinity. The knowledge of God immanent, yet based on a belief in GodBethlehem, 164:of God immanent, yet based on a belief in God transcendent, is our endeavor. This was theBethlehem, 164:form of the Lord. At the close of the revelation God, in the person of Krishna, says to him, withBethlehem, 165:and killed, as have many lesser sons of God. World rejection always precedes world acceptance.Bethlehem, 166:and produces many more opportunities to forget God and reality than do failure and neglect.Bethlehem, 166:But in these more subtle tests the quality of God Himself was revealed, and it is God's quality andBethlehem, 166:quality of God Himself was revealed, and it is God's quality and meaning which save the world - theBethlehem, 167:us a great idea. He gave us the new concept that God is Love, no matter what might be happening inBethlehem, 168:82.) Christ embodied a great idea, the idea that God is Love, and that love is the motivating powerBethlehem, 168:to life as it is lived today. He said in effect: God loves the world; all that happens is along theBethlehem, 168:cause and effect are brought together, and God's purpose and His method are seen as one.