|Bethlehem, 259:Seven - Our Immediate Goal - The Founding of the Kingdom Humanity had also reached a unique stageBethlehem, 259:of this development, humanity (regarding it as a kingdom in nature) has reached a point whereBethlehem, 259:produce, and as a race give birth to, the next kingdom in nature, which Christ called the kingdomBethlehem, 259:next kingdom in nature, which Christ called the kingdom of God; this is the kingdom of souls, theBethlehem, 259:Christ called the kingdom of God; this is the kingdom of souls, the kingdom of spiritual lives, andBethlehem, 259:of God; this is the kingdom of souls, the kingdom of spiritual lives, and herein, uniquely, ChristBethlehem, 259:Christ emerges. He is the founder of that kingdom. He proclaimed its existence and He indicated itsBethlehem, 259:us the characteristics of the citizen of that kingdom. Through the example of its Founder,Bethlehem, 260:give Him His unique significance. He founded the kingdom of God in due time when the human kingdomBethlehem, 260:the kingdom of God in due time when the human kingdom was reaching maturity. He demonstrated theBethlehem, 260:maturity. He demonstrated the values of that kingdom in His Own life, portraying for us theBethlehem, 260:service and discipline) to pass out of the human kingdom into the spiritual kingdom.  HeBethlehem, 260:pass out of the human kingdom into the spiritual kingdom.  He reared His Cross as a boundary,Bethlehem, 261:which was universal in its implications, for the kingdom of God stands wide open to all who loveBethlehem, 261:are the characteristics of the citizen of the kingdom,  and these still remain our ideals.Bethlehem, 262:of which would deserve to be recognized as the kingdom of God? How shall we arrive at anBethlehem, 262:teaching, we could so expedite matters that the kingdom and its laws may hold sway earlier thanBethlehem, 263:Seven - Our Immediate Goal - The Founding of the Kingdom If man is divine, if the testimony of theBethlehem, 263:us divinity in expression and to found the new kingdom, then the breaking down today of the oldBethlehem, 263:spirit. A reaction to the appearance of the kingdom may account for the unrest of the masses, andBethlehem, 263:may be due to the impact of the force of the kingdom upon the minds of the more advanced people ofBethlehem, 263:and the Christian may talk in terms of the kingdom of God; philanthropists and philosophers mayBethlehem, 263:apply to the one great emerging fact of a new kingdom in nature arising out of the human kingdom,Bethlehem, 263:a new kingdom in nature arising out of the human kingdom, with its own principles of living, itsBethlehem, 264:the divinity of man, of his participation in the kingdom which is in process of being brought intoBethlehem, 264:and of his immortality as a citizen of that kingdom. What we are in reality passing through is "aBethlehem, 265:in order that we may help to found  the kingdom and to develop those values which will warrantBethlehem, 266:Seven - Our Immediate Goal - The Founding of the Kingdom We are all so ready to take love. We areBethlehem, 269:and from the world of souls. The speech of the kingdom then becomes familiar to us. We are in touchBethlehem, 269:liberated souls who are functioning in that kingdom, and the waves of thought and the ideas whichBethlehem, 270:to stand with Christ in the founding of the kingdom, thus fulfiling the will of God. There is noBethlehem, 270:Seven - Our Immediate Goal - The Founding of the Kingdom We are told that when we enter the worldBethlehem, 271:but we are also divine. We are citizens of the kingdom, although we have not yet claimed andBethlehem, 271:and inspiration, which is the influence of the kingdom, become a definite part of our lifeBethlehem, 271:to aid in the founding and expressing of the kingdom. The realization must come to us that "theBethlehem, 271:His divine activity - the founding of the new kingdom and the attainment of that state ofBethlehem, 272:out of the human being  a citizen of the kingdom, consciously functioning therein, voluntarilyBethlehem, 272:extension on earth. He is the messenger of the kingdom; and the raising of the consciousness of hisBethlehem, 272:The sharing with them of the benefits of the kingdom, and the strengthening of them as they treadBethlehem, 272:path to the gate which admits into that kingdom, become the only dear and immediate duty. The soulBethlehem, 272:of God which distinguishes the new and coming kingdom. The new religion is on the way, and it isBethlehem, 272:interests will finally be ruled out, for the kingdom of God is the life of the corporate whole,Bethlehem, 272:the powers and faculties of this new and higher kingdom, which powers release one into a widerBethlehem, 272:and separatedness will disappear as that kingdom comes into being. The collective consciousness isBethlehem, 272:it is possible to hasten the coming of the kingdom, and the need of the world at this time, and theBethlehem, 273:which will precipitate the appearance of the kingdom and bring forth into manifestation that whichBethlehem, 273:Seven - Our Immediate Goal - The Founding of the Kingdom As we grasp the significance of theBethlehem, 273:the Kingdom As we grasp the significance of the kingdom of God we begin to understand what is meantBethlehem, 273:by which we are so constantly surrounded. The kingdom of God is not some one particular church withBethlehem, 273:and of approach to God. The true Church is the kingdom of God on earth, divorced from all clericalBethlehem, 273:preparing to tread the Way of Initiation. The kingdom is not composed of orthodox theologicallyBethlehem, 273:and the racial. The members of the coming kingdom will think in terms of humanity as a whole; andBethlehem, 273:commercially selfish, they have no place in that kingdom. The word spiritual will be given a farBethlehem, 273:are the initial qualities which a citizen of the kingdom  must show. The human family isBethlehem, 274:inclusiveness. How will this condition of God's kingdom materialize on earth? By the gradual andBethlehem, 274:of the numbers of those who are citizens of that kingdom living their lives on earth andBethlehem, 274:of their union." (Ibid., p. 399.) The kingdom of God is not divorced from practical daily livingBethlehem, 274:level of everyday affairs. The citizen of the kingdom is world-conscious and God-conscious. HisBethlehem, 275:esoteric schools; secondly, the founding of the kingdom - a responsibility which rests upon each ofBethlehem, 275:though Christ certainly opened the door into the kingdom, the rest of the work rests upon ourBethlehem, 275:vehicle after vehicle, in order to manifest, and kingdom has succeeded kingdom. The same greatBethlehem, 275:in order to manifest, and kingdom has succeeded kingdom. The same great expansion is imminentBethlehem, 275:can enable him to bridge the gap between the kingdom in which he finds himself and the new kingdomBethlehem, 275:kingdom in which he finds himself and the new kingdom on the horizon. Human beings who are citizensBethlehem, 276:are preparing him. The preparation for this kingdom is the task of discipleship and constitutes theBethlehem, 276:The work of the disciple is the founding of the kingdom, and the primary characteristic of itsBethlehem, 276:Seven - Our Immediate Goal - The Founding of the Kingdom Yet there is innate in humanity the senseBethlehem, 277:to the manifestation of the beauty of the hidden kingdom. God needs man's cooperation. He calls forBethlehem, 277:duty therefore, in the interests of the kingdom whose citizens are immortal, to unfold that whichBethlehem, 278:presents to us such a wonderful picture of the kingdom of God. He says that: "Civilization, putBethlehem, 279:gives his life are those of the spirit, of the kingdom of God, those which concern the whole andBethlehem, 280:Seven - Our Immediate Goal - The Founding of the Kingdom II. Thus step by step we have followed theBethlehem, 281:as a special Messenger. He came to found the kingdom of God on earth and to institute a new andBethlehem, 281:upon our planet. His mission has not failed. The kingdom is now organized upon earth and isBethlehem, 281:as those who serve and who are citizens of the kingdom of God. They are the world servers, andBethlehem, 281:doing good and proclaiming the tidings of the kingdom. They do not say that theirs is the only wayBethlehem, 281:do not say that theirs is the only way into the kingdom, but to those who do not know Christ theyBethlehem, 283:Seven - Our Immediate Goal - The Founding of the Kingdom This religious will is in expression now,Bethlehem, 284:too can serve and love and become members of the kingdom. When this is seen clearly, and when weBethlehem, 284:there will be a more rapid manifestation of the kingdom of God on earth. The call is not forBethlehem, 284:the world the qualities of the citizens of the kingdom of Souls: love, wisdom, silence,Destinythat part of nature which we call the human kingdom. To understand what is today taking place weDestiny, 14:scientific destruction of forms in the animal kingdom. This is the destroying force, as manipulatedDestiny, 14:of the effect of first ray energy in the animal kingdom, as expressed through human activity. TheDestiny, 25:to another and of recognized interrelation, the kingdom of God will be established upon Earth andDestiny, 25:which humanity is a part) which will enable each kingdom fully to reveal the glory of God.Destiny, 31:in connection with the human family, the fourth kingdom in nature, are always dependent upon threeDestiny, 33:must also be added the energy of the animal kingdom (again a combination of the energies of theDestiny, 34:and one which is closely tied up with the fourth kingdom in nature because that kingdom is theDestiny, 34:with the fourth kingdom in nature because that kingdom is the meeting-place of the three divineDestiny, 45:the  Members of the Hierarchy and the animal kingdom. Ponder on this. If, therefore, theseDestiny, 111:prepare itself for the emergence of the fifth kingdom in nature. This is slated (if I might useDestiny, 112:race and for the following reason. The fourth kingdom in nature has been definitely attractedDestiny, 112:attracted upwards towards the emerging fifth kingdom and this has made necessary also the shift ofDestiny, 117:and the fifth kingdoms in nature. Of the fifth kingdom, the Hierarchy is the dynamic and livingDestiny, 117:quality in the manifestation of the soul of any kingdom (for they all differ in soul quality) andDestiny, 123:of the soul, functioning in any form in every kingdom in nature as it brings the form under itsDestiny, 123:ray is spoken of as governing the mineral kingdom and also as manifesting through its mediumshipDestiny, 123:as you know, very closely related to the animal kingdom and its effect there is to produce in theDestiny, 123:human contact. The rays controlling the animal kingdom are the seventh, the third and the sixth.