Excerpt from Chapter Five
of the Book
Spiritual Teachings and Universal Truths
Copyright (c) 1998 by Raphael. All rights reserved.
His Life and His
is for the followers of
Immanuel only one God, the Creator, Who created all spirits, and to Whom we will
all return, and there is but one King, Immanuel, through Whom we will return to
What do you really know about Immanuel?
This question should put words of fire before your eyes!
It should be your duty to not only learn all you possibly can about your
Redeemer, but also to proclaim His Teachings to everyone who will listen.
Not only the truth concerning His person, but the truth concerning His
Life and His Mission.
Who was Immanuel? Who had He
been before He became a man? Was He
God, or only a Son of God? Was He,
born of woman, a person like you in mind and body?
Was He conceived and born like all other people?
As a child, was He obliged to acquire knowledge, as are all children?
Was He compelled to come, step by step, to a recognition of God, and to
travel the same road traveled by all seekers of God, in order to learn God's
ways and God's will? Was He exposed
to the temptations of evil, and to all of the fateful consequences of His
choice, as happens to all of you daily? Was
it possible that He, like the rest of mankind, might succumb to those
temptations? Could He, perchance,
like billions of others, be induced by the Powers of Evil to forsake God?
And if He had been sent to redeem humanity, where did the Redemption lie?
What is the explanation of all these correlated questions?
In what follows, I will
teach you the truths regarding Immanuel's life, and His work of Redemption, as
they were taught to me by the spirits of God.
You are in search of enlightenment as to the person of Immanuel, His
birth as a man, His life, sufferings, and death as a man, and the truth relating
to Redemption. Some of those
questions I have already answered by telling you of God's Creation and its later
history, as well as of His Plan of Salvation.
At that time you were told that Immanuel is the highest of the spirits
created by God and the only one to be created directly, that the rest of the
spirit world as far as their spiritual "physical" bodies, also known
as the soul, are concerned, were created by Immanuel, and together with Him,
formed a great spiritual community or kingdom with Immanuel as its Head, as God
had willed. In this kingdom
Immanuel was in a sense God's viceroy. Immanuel
Himself was not God, but only the first of God's sons, and owed His power, and
His glory and His kingdom to God. He
was but one of God's creatures and as such, not eternal like God.
It was against Immanuel's reign that the revolt of the spirits headed by
Lucifer was directed. After the
defection of a part of the spirit world and its fall into the spiritual levels
of the Abyss, Immanuel volunteered to bring back the fallen spirits to God's
Kingdom in accordance with the Plan of Salvation that God had conceived.
Immanuel's work of Redemption was begun immediately after the apostasy of
the spirit hosts had occurred. It
was Immanuel Who created the stages of regeneration of which I told you in
detail in the course of my teachings on God's Plan of Salvation.
Thereby Immanuel became the creator of the whole material Universe, which
forms the ladder for the ascent of the fallen spirits from the Abyss to the
heights of God's Kingdom. From the
earliest days, after those spirits had risen to the level of human existence,
Immanuel became the leader of mankind, and strove to turn human thoughts, which
always tend toward evil towards God. Opposing
Him, the ruling powers of Hell did their utmost to maintain their sway over
humanity. This led to a mighty
struggle between Immanuel and Lucifer over the spirits incarnated as human
beings, a conflict that forms the main theme of what has been preserved to you
in the writings of the Old Testament. In
this conflict Immanuel was supported by the good spirit world under His command,
many of the spirits volunteering to become mortals, in order that they might, by
preaching the truth and by setting the example of righteous living, lead people
One of the celestial spirits whose incarnation on Earth was permitted was
Enoch, who proclaimed to his contemporaries the true God and the right path to
knowledge of Him. Moreover, he
particularly taught them of communication with God's good spirit world with
which he himself was in daily contact, because in his day, almost all people
were given to communicating with evil spirits and had been led into idolatry of
the most abominable kind and into all manner of depravity.
Unfortunately, the result of his efforts was not lasting.
The power of evil was so strong that the nations of those times became
addicted to abominations of which you of the present age can form no conception. The highest of the infernal spirits made use of human
deep-trance mediums not only for speaking, but also for purposes of propagation,
because just as the spirit of a medium can use his or her body for that purpose,
so a strange spirit can enter that body and, through it, propagate.
The corrupt females of the times considered it an honor to be mistreated
in this way at the idol worship. You
will find confirmation of this even in the falsified Bible, in the passage
relating that the sons of God came in to the daughters of people, and they bare
children to them. The term
"sons of God" refers to those spirits that had taken a leading part in
the revolt against Him. These are
the same spirits of which Job says, "Now it came to pass on the day when
the sons of God came to present themselves before God that Lucifer also came
among them." In this case it
is only the apostate sons of God to which the passage refers, because Lucifer,
as you know, was the second Son of God. As
rulers of the Kingdom of Darkness, these sons of God are not free to do as they
like, but remain subject to God's sovereignty, and are, at times, called to
account by Him.
The efforts of Immanuel and the world of good spirits to influence the
people, who had become corrupted almost without exception, were fruitless.
It was therefore imperative that the whole existing generation be wiped
out and replaced by a new one. The
destruction was brought about by the Great Flood, from which only one family in
that part of the world, that of Noah, was saved to perpetuate a better humanity
on planet Earth. This happened
10,102 years ago (counting from 1998). However,
very shortly after the passing of the Deluge, evil once more raised its head
among Noah's descendants, as exemplified by the cities of Sodom and Gomorra,
from which only the family of Lot was saved.
The more widely mankind spread out, the more zealously did people serve
the Devil by idol worship and unrighteousness.
In order to accomplish His end in spite of the terrible sway of evil over
humanity, Immanuel strove, long before His incarnation, to win over at least a
small fraction of mankind to the cause of God, a fraction which was to be the
bearer of the truth and of the hope of Salvation for later generations.
It was to be the yeast with which the whole mass of humanity would
ultimately be leavened, the mustard seed, which in time would grow into the
great tree of the truth and the search for God, and gather all mankind under its
sheltering branches. Once this tree
had attained a certain growth, the "fullness of time" would have
arrived for the Redeemer to descend to Earth as the Son of Man, to complete the
last part of His mission of Salvation. Not
until then would it be worth while to build the bridge by which the righteous
spirits could cross from Lucifer's realm into the Kingdom of God, even as people
do not build bridges unless the number of persons likely to use them warrants
The first to be chosen as the leavening and the mustard seed of the truth
and of the hope of Redemption was Abraham, a man of unshakable loyalty to God.
Immanuel communicated with him, at times directly, at times through His
spirits, since Abraham himself was an incarnated celestial spirit with many
spirits serving him.
His devotion to God was soon put to a severe test, as is the case with
all to whom God thinks of entrusting a particularly important mission.
When you build a railroad bridge to be used by freight and passenger
trains, you also test its bearing capacity before opening the bridge to traffic.
If it fails to meet these tests it is strengthened, and if even then it
proves unsafe, it is condemned and a new bridge is built.
In this way, God proceeds in the case of humans selected to fulfill tasks
of importance to His Kingdom. If
their power to endure fails under His tests, and if His efforts to strengthen
them are futile, they are put aside as unfit, and others are taken in their
places. It often happens that people otherwise fit for God's great
ends must be discarded because of disqualifying defects for which they
themselves are responsible, but which they persist in retaining. Many are called, but few are chosen.
Great was the test to which Abraham was put when he was commanded to
sacrifice his son, because, "he that loves his father or mother, his
brother or sister, his son or daughter, or his friend more than God", is
not worthy of performing God's great work.
Greatly tried though he was, Abraham proved steadfast, and was rewarded
with God's promise, " . . . because you have done this thing, and have not
withheld your only son, in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will
multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is upon
the seashore, and in your seed will all the nations of the Earth be
blessed." By the seed
mentioned in this promise is not meant Abraham's human progeny, because even had
this embraced all the nations of the Earth it would not have equaled in numbers
"the stars of the heavens and the sand which is upon the seashore".
However, God does not exaggerate, and what He says is always literally
true. Abraham's seed was spiritual
and would ultimately embrace all of the fallen spirits, in the sense that his
truth of God and his devotion to Him would little by little extend to all who
had forsaken God. It would not have
proved a blessing to Abraham had he had a countless human progeny that
eventually might fall into evil ways. As
a matter of fact, in later days whole generations of Abraham's descendants
turned to the worship of idols.
Abraham's human seed of the second generation, Jacob and his sons, were
led into Egypt, where they were to settle in the fertile land of Goshen, there
to become a great nation, isolated from the idolatrous inhabitants of Egypt, and
free to uphold the truth. But long
continued worldly prosperity always endangers a nation's faithfulness to God,
Who then permitted the Hebrews, as Abraham's descendants had come to be known,
to be savagely oppressed by the Pharaohs and to be held in rigorous servitude by
It was not God Who instigated Pharaoh to pursue this course, but the
Powers of Evil which had realized that the Hebrew nation, as the bearer of the
truth, was a dangerous weapon in Immanuel's hands and might be used by Him
against them. For this reason, its
destruction was determined upon, and since this end was not being accomplished
by the forced labor which the Hebrews were compelled to perform, the demoniacal
powers suggested their extermination to the Pharaoh by the simplest and at the
same time the most effective method.
Hebrew male child was to be killed at birth.
End of Excerpt
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