SANANDA - CONTACT, Apirl 25, 1995, p. 44 - Valley of Radiance
Esu Immanuel (Jesus) Sananda
CONTACT [NEWSPAPER], April 25, 1995, p. 44
[ On Saturday, July 29, 1989, Dharma received the following from Esu/Jesus/Immanuel Sananda. She had been writing over an hour this morning when the electricity failed and all of her work was lost. Quoting: ]
Dharma, it is alright---a lesson is a lesson any way in which it comes. What will it be when ye ones have no power at al? Will ye lose more than an hour of work? YE LIVE IN A TEMPORARY WORLD AND YE WILL LEARN TO "WRITE" THY WORDS UPON THE DISK MORE OFTEN. I WOULD GUESS YOU WOULD LIKE TO LOSE WHAT WE JUST WROTE, FOREVER. HOWEVER, I HAVE A VERY GOOD MEMORY AND YOU NEED TO LOOK AT WHAT WE WRITE MOST CAREFULLY, THAT YOU PUT IT FOREVER A WAY FROM YOU. OTHERS WILL NEED TO LOOK MOST CAREFULLY AT THE "SHOES" I BRING FORTH AND GET BUSY AND "HEAL THEIR SORE FEET." LAST TIME AROUND, BRETHREN, AND HOW MANY WILL GO FOREVER WITHOUT HEALING? YES, I WILL ALWAYS CAUSE DISCOMFORT IN THY SORE SPOTS---ALWAYS, UNTIL YE HAVE NO MORE SORE SPOTS.
Let us reconstruct. We were speaking about the "Last Supper" and it is most important for ye ones have a most distasteful pretend game going about the land of pretending to eat of my flesh and drink of my blood. Have ye ever really thought about it? So be it!
Also, his name shall be called "wonderful", "Immanuel" ---no, not "wonderful". Jmmanuel/Immanuel means "GOD WITH US". How beloved ye are of thine Source that He would send of Himself among ye that ye could realize of His presence within each of you. How wondrous to be loved so much that He would send forth me to tend you and effort at teaching ye ones that which would seem so easy and yet is beyond thy grasp. Well, perhaps two thousand years will have made a difference? We are going to do a bit of insightful closer shopping this day that we might get on with our work. So, let us speak of that Last Supper.
No, Paul was NOT there---you see, I do monitor a bit of thy conversations. Paul was not in my corner at that date. Paul was off searching out ways to have me slaughtered---he and Juda Iharioth. I will speak of Paul in a moment. Let us first clear up some misunderstandings and work a bit on Peter. Let us confront a few things and clear them away that we do not dwell in guilt and remorse over past things which can not be changed---THEY CAN BE RECTIFIED.
On the eve before Easter (the pagan holiday), I requested a gathering of mine friends that I might speak with them in a congenial atmosphere and teach a bit in preparation for what was about to happen. So it was that we gathered for a supper at a willing friend's home. Hearts were heavy, mine not the least among the group. I did not relish what was about to happen to me, brethren. I came as human and would go as human. I, too, petitioned that the cup pass from me, but it could not be. A man in human format, or a God in essence, must stand strong upon that which is Truth. GOD WILL ASK NAUGHT OF YOU THAT HE WILL NOT DO HIMSELF, FOR HE IS WITHIN EACH OF YOU AND "EVEN AS YOU DO IT UNTO THE LEAST OF MINE, YE HAVE DONE IT UNTO ME." YE WILL NEVER BE ASKED TO DO THAT BEYOND WHICH THE SOURCE WILL DO FOR THEE! SO BE IT. AND FURTHER, HE WILL NEVER GIVE MORE THAN YE CAN CARRY AND IF IT SEEM THUS, HE WILL CARRY OF BOTH YE AND THE LOAD.
As we sat to the table and ate, I told them the time was very near that I would have to take my heavy burden upon my shoulders. No one could do of it for me any more than any other can do of your task. I told them I would go where I was supposed to go according to the prophets. No different today, friends, for you have been given the road map, clearly marked and ye have failed to see it.
I reminded them, however, that there is no death in the Godself, that I would only seem to be dead and suffer much pain, but not to be worried about me nor have fear. I told them: "Verily I say to you, from now on I shall no longer drink of the fruit of the vineyard or eat of the bread until the time that I shall drink it and eat it anew with you." Ah so, chelas? When and where might that be? Two thousand years, give or take one or two?
I further told them, "When I have risen from this state, I shall have lain in the tomb for three days and three nights." I also took of the bread, broke it, and gave it to the disciples and told them to take it and, the body needs nourishment also in times of need and grief. Then I offered them the cup and told them to all share the cup for throats are thirsty also on rainy and cold days. I told them that a wise man does not hunger and thirst because of things that have to happen, but a fool hungers and thirsts through lack of understanding and anger against things that have to come about.
NOW I ASK: DOES THIS SOUND LIKE EAT THIS IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME THAT THE BREAD REPRESENT MINE BODY AND THE CUP MINE BLOOD? HOW DISTASTEFUL. THAT IS A RITUAL TO RELIEVE THINE GUILT AND WALLOW IN THYSELF-STYLED HOMAGE TO WHAT? SURELY IT IS NOT IN THE WAY I WISH TO BE REMEMBERED---THE EATING OF MINE FLESH AND DRINKING OF MINE BLOOD---ALTHOUGH THAT IS MORE THE TREND THROUGH THE EONS OF TIME. HOW MUCH FLESH AND BLOOD HAS BEEN SACRIFIED IN MINE NAME? DO YE KNOW? I KNOW!! EVERY MORSEL, EVERY DROP---I KNOW!!
"Verily," I said unto them, "you do not understand my words now and are annoyed with me because of them, so will you be annoyed with me this night, because your minds still have not been enlightened. But when I rise from the tomb, I will walk in front of you to Galilee, so that you may perceive the truth of my words. I have taught you wisdom and Truth, but you have not learned and you doubt and don't believe me. Oh, you who are faint-hearted and of little faith, how startled you will be, how confused, when I shall meet you again after my "seeming" death.
Ah, dear Peter, beloved Peter, blessed Peter! Peter spoke right up in vehement protest, "Even if they were all angry with you, I would never be angry." But I spoke to him personally. "Verily I say to you, you will be one of the worst, for in this night before the cock cries you will deny me three times." Peter contradicted: "This will NEVER come about. And even if I had to die with you, I would not deny you."
YOU SEE, BRETHREN, THEY LAID THEIR BELIEF (DISBELIEF) RIGHT OUT ON THE TABLE FOR ALL TO SEE: IF YE BE THE SON OF GOD, WHY DO YE NOT SAVE OF THINE SELF, FOR IF YOU ARE WHO YE CLAIM TO BE, YE WOULD TURN AND STRIKE THOSE WHO HOLD THEE AND KILL THEM INSTEAD. LET GOD TAKE THIS FROM THEE IF YE BE THE ONE SENT OF GOD.***DOES THIS SEEM FAMILIAR, ANYONE? ***
Well, so be it, mine heart was as heavy with the knowledge that they understood so poorly, as was any duty on the morrow. And dear, dear Peter? Ah yes, Peter - - - - -
Peter, on the fateful day, mingled with the crowds at the windows and doors of the place of accusation, and let us examine what happened. A maid came up to him and said, "Aren't you one among those, who are the disciples of this Immanuel from Galilee?"
When Peter was asked this by the maid, he denied it and said, "What kind of senselessness do you accuse me of, for I don't know what you are saying."
But because of the maid's question he was fearful and he wanted to escape from there, for he was much afraid for his life. But, as he hurried out of the door, another maid saw him and said to the people, "This man, too, was together with the blasphemer from Nazareth."
Ah, but good Peter lied a second time raised his hand to swear and said, "Verily, I don't know this confused person."
When Peter left the house, those who had been standing there came up to him saying, "Aren't you one of them who serve this Jmmanuel? You are giving yourself away through your speech." (Do you suppose he protested too loudly?)
Then he began to revile against me, and cursed himself and swore, "I do not know this crazy person nor his blasphemous teachings of God.
Soon thereafter a cock crowed three times and he thought of the words of Jmmanuel. Peter ran away and cried bitterly.
IS IT POSSIBLE THAT I AM QUITE SURE DHARMA WILL DO HER JOB? CAN WE NOW PASS BEYOND IT, LITTLE ONE, FOR YOU ONES DID, THEN, WHAT YE NEEDED TO DO, JUST AS DID I. WE MUST NOW DO THAT WHICH WE MUST DO IN THIS TIME, IN THIS PLACE. SO BE IT FOREEVERMORE, AMEN.
Peter has since walked through the Heavens and Hell with me and will be blessed of me through infinity. The pain of his death was far greater than was mine. I plead with you, brethren, do not err again for our work is so urgent. The circle is closing and what goes out comes back; so be it.
We will leave the story line for a bit here, for mine beloved Paul continues to seek and ask, "What of me?" I think it time to take the story up in regards to Paul that we might clear the chaff and get on to understanding.
After about two years I sent a messenger to Galilee to look for my brother, Thomas, and for Judas (Iscarioth). Another two months and they joined me as I was in Damascus-Syria, at the time, for I came and went from thy place.
They told me the disciples were falsifying mine teachings, insulting me as the son of God and at the same time making me equal to The Creation. NO, NO---NO! BROTHERS, PLEASE HEAR ME: THE CREATION IS ABOVE ALL! ABOVE ALL! AND FURTHER I WAS, AND AM ONE WITH GOD ["SANANDA"] SENT UNTO YOU. REMEMBER, IMMANUEL MEANS "GOD WITH US". YES, I CAN BE CALLED A SON OF GOD IN MEASURE; JUST AS YE ARE SONS OF GOD. WHAT I CAN DO, YE CAN LIKEWISE DO. LET ME OFF THE CROSS, BROTHERS, PLEASE JUST LET ME OFF THE CROSS FOR WE HAVE SO MUCH WORK TO DO. MOVE FROM DEATH ON A CROSS TO LIFE AND BIRTH OF A PLANET. I CAME TO PROVE TO YE ONES THAT THERE IS NO DEATH---AND YE WORSHIP THE CROSS. I COME IN LIFE---NOT DEATH OR FROM DEATH! SO BE IT!
Thomas and Judas told me that the high priests and the elders were persecuting my followers and were stoning them whenever they could catch them. (BY THE WAY, THIS THOMAS WAS MY BROTHER---BLOODED, A SON OF MY MOTHER. DO NOT MISUNDERSTAND.)
In fact, I was told that my disciple, Thomas, had fled, and it was said that he had gone to the land of India. Could it be thus? A lot of wondrous truth came out of India in the times that came.
Ah ha, they then told me a great enemy had come forth against me. A man named SAUL!
They continued: 'He is foaming with rage and utters threats against your disciples and those who believe in your teachings. He is having letters written to the synagogues in all countries so that those who would follow your new teaching would be bound and taken to Jerusalem. No difference would be made whether it be a woman or a man or a child, for they shall all be put to death."
I said: "Don't be afraid; the time will soon come when Saul will be taught contrary to his evil thoughts. For he is already on his way to Damascus where he will follow you, Thomas, and Judas, so that he would then lead you and him to Jerusalem, constrained. But I shall intercede and step in front of him before he reaches Damascus and, since he most surely believes me within the tomb, he will assume me a ghost."
I set out from the city and moved along the road to Galilee from whence would travel Saul.
I waited for about two of your days, about a day's journey from Damascus---in the hills by the wayside. During the night I saw a group coming, among them Saul, the persecutor of mine people.
I struck a light and threw it into the path of Saul. The light was of blinding brightness, intense and brilliant. I also said: "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute my people?"
Saul, however, was afraid, fell on the ground, and cried out, "Who are you who speaks to me like this?" I answered, "I am Immanuel whom you persecute in your hatred, as you do mine disciples and peoples. Get up and go into the city and let them teach you according to how you are supposed to live."
But Saul was very much afraid and said, "But you are he whom they crucified, so you are dead and speaking to me now as a ghost."
I took my leave of them. But the men who were Saul's companions stood still and were frozen with fear for the, too, thought that they had heard a ghost. Saul got up from the ground and opened his eyes. However, his eyes saw nothing, for they were blinded by the light. So be it. Saul's companions took him by the hand and led him to Damascus. He did not see for three days and he did not eat or drink.
I sent forth a teacher for Saul that he might learn of Truth and be able to cast off the old and he would become known about the land as Paul. He slowly began to understand the teachings, but his spirit was confused, because of the happening near the rock on the roadway, so that he misunderstood much and talked in a most confused manner.
Still confused in spirit, he set out to go away and then preached confused things unto the people. Paul would require a great many years to come into clarity and lack of confusion---like maybe two thousand years? So be it. Each will have opportunity to choose the way---with me or against me; there is NO MIDDLE!
SO BE IT, DHARMA, SO BE IT AND SELAH.
There are ones who have betrayed themselves many times. They have given of themselves that the evil one be served, even in blindness and misunderstanding. They have forgotten that which has been given unto them to do---that which they contracted to come forth and do.
These are the ones who are now groping in darkness and confusion. They have the will to serve the Light, yet they know not which way to go. They cry out for help, knowing not from whence it comes---and fearing their prayers are not heard and likewise fearing that they will be and corrections made to their path. Unto them is given a part---the part of preparation.
They are again entrusted with the WORD, and they have but to accept it. While they have a fear of being deceived, they fear! They fear! And they turn unto their friends asking solace. Wherein so far have they found comfort? Now I ask, wherein have they found solace or comfort?
I come that these be awakened, that they might be brought out of their bondage, that they might come to know as I know.
I bring with me a Host of Helpers from the realm of Light---a band of ANGELIC HELPERS WHO HAVE, FOR A GREAT PART, CLOTHED THEMSELVES IN MORTAL FLESH THAT THIS DAY MIGHT BE THE FULFILLING OF A GREAT AND MIGHTY PLAN. ARE YE EVER GONG TO RECOGNIZE OF YOURSELVES?
I come not alone, but I am come. While you have slept a great Work has been done, yet it is not nearly finished---YE WILL FINISH IT, BROTHERS---TOGETHER YE AND I WILL FINISH IT.
It shall come to pass that man of this present generation shall arise as on the beams of Light, and he shall soar unto the heights yet unknown, yet not remembered---forgotten unto him. Yet I say unto you: Be you not puffed up in thy conceit, your unknowing, for there are greater things in store for you. You shall see yet greater things, for the heavens shall open up unto the just, and the wonders thereof shall be revealed unto them.
In your dark forgetfulness you have wondered and wandered; you have thought yourselves isolated in a Universe so great that you could not comprehend it. Yea, in part it is so, for you have indeed been isolated, even in quarantine, for you have been as ones put aside as an "unclean" lot.
Now it is come when you shall purify yourselves, justify yourselves, and you shall stand before the Mighty Council as ones purified. Then you shall pass through the barrier, for then you shall be as ones given passport into the Greater Realms.
You have been clothed and fed through the wisdom and mercy of the Great Council of which ye know but little. Yet you have boasted of your wisdom and accomplishments. You have accomplished naught alone, for as you did come into the world naked and helpless, you were provided. So be it that you have not seen the hand that has made the provision for you. Think you that you have made the Sun to bring forth the light, the moon to shine by night, the clouds to bring forth the rain?
O man: In your unknowing you have fallen from Grace; in your conceit you have become puffed up you have boasted of your accomplishments. So be it.
I ask you: From whence comes your inspiration? From where comes the Light, the Strength, the Mind, the Wisdom?
LET IT BE KNOWN THAT THE EARTH, THE HEAVENS ROUND AND ABOUT, ARE MINE AND THE FULLNESS THEREOF FOR THE CREATION HAS BEEN GIVEN UNTO THE SONS OF GOD, ONES WITH GOD---TO ENJOY, TO TEND AND NURTUE AND FROM WHICH TO LEARN TRUTH, BALANCE AND HARMONY OF EXISTENCE.
I have prepared for you long, long ere you came into mortal flesh, that you be provided; yea, I have a plan whereby you shall be delivered out of your perils.
I DECLARE UNTO YOU: I AM THE PROVIDER, THE PROVENDER, AND I AM HE WHO HOLDS THE PLAN WITHIN MINE HAND. YET MAN IS GIVEN FREE WILL---HE SHALL CHOOSE HIS WAY. WHILE IT IS SAID: THOU HAST CHOSEN THE HARD WAY, IT IS NOW COME WHEN YE SHALL HAVE A CHOICE. AGAIN YE SHALL MAKE A CHOICE, AND I MIGHT SAY: I PRAY THEE, MAY IT BE THE ONE WHICH SHALL PROFIT THEE. SO MAY IT EVER BE SO LET IT BE. FOR THIS AM I COME!
FOR THIS I AM COME! I AM THAT I AM!
[ End quoting. ]