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The Reappearance of the Christ

'Prepare men for the reappearance of the Christ. This is your first and greatest duty. The most important part of that work is teaching men - on a large scale - to use the Invocation so that it becomes a world prayer and focusses the invocative demand of humanity....'("The Externalisation of the Hierarchy" p.641 by Alice A. Bailey)

Notes on The Reappearance of the Christ.

The reason that He has not come again is that the needed work has not been done by His followers in all countries. His coming is largely dependent, as we shall later see, upon the establishing of right human relations.

Let us be realistic in our approach to this theme and avoid mystical and vague thinking.

There is now a shift….into two new fields of endeavour: first, into the field of world-wide education, and secondly into the sphere of implementing intelligently those activities which come under the department of government in its three aspects of statesmanship, of politics and of legislation.
The education of the masses in co-operative statesmanship, in economic stabilisation through right sharing and in clean, political interplay is imperatively necessary. The long divorce between religion and politics must be ended.

Forget not, They also use this great Invocation and that not a day goes by that the Christ Himself does not sound it forth.

Everything now depends upon the right action of the men of goodwill.

A truth hard for the orthodox thinker of any faith to accept is the fact that Christ cannot return because He has always been here upon our Earth.

He works today as He worked in Palestine two thousand years ago, through groups.

The divine Christ in the human heart can be expressed in many different departments of human living- in politics, in the arts, in economic expression and in true social living, in science and in religion.

We can freely aid in the reconstruction work which the Christ proposes, if we will familiarise ourselves and all men whom we can contact with the following facts.

  1. That the reappearance of the Christ is imminent
  2. That the Christ, imminent in every human heart, can be evoked in recognition of His appearance.
  3. That the circumstances of His return are only symbolically related in the world Scriptures; this may produce a vital change in the preconceived ideas of humanity.
  4. That the major required preparation is a world at peace; however, that peace must be based on an educated goodwill, which will lead inevitably to right human relations, and therefore, to the establishment (figuratively speaking) of lines of light between nation and nation, religion and religion, group and group and man and man.

He signified His intention to reappear and gave the great Invocation to us as an aid in the preparatory work with which we are immediately confronted.

If the goal of right human relations will be taught universally by the Christ, the emphasis of His teaching must be laid upon the Law of Rebirth. This is inevitably so, because in the recognition of this law will be found the solution of all the problems of humanity, and the answer to much of human questioning.

The greatest service a man can render his fellowmen is to free himself from the control of that plane by himself, directing its energies through the power of the Christ within.

The task ahead of the spiritually minded people of the world today is to prepare humanity for the imminent and (perhaps) the greatest of the approaches. The method employed will be the scientific and intelligent use of Invocation and Evocation and the recognition of their tremendous potency.

There are two major factors which condition the present opportunity;……

  1. The inertia of the average Christian or spiritually-minded man in every country- Eastern or Western.
  2. The lack of money for the work of preparation.
The little prayer which says, "Lord God Almighty ! Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me" sums up all the requirements for those who seek to work in preparation for the coming of the Christ, if to it is added the development of a sound intelligence and the practice of an organised life.

Men of Goodwill and of spiritual inclination must reject the thought of their relative uselessness, insignificance and futility and realise that now (in the critical and crucial moment that has come) they can work potently.

The little people of the world, enlightened and selfless in their viewpoint, exist in sufficient numbers to make their power felt- if they will.
Each worker must practise what he preaches.

The first pre-requisite is courage.
The second pre-requisite is for everyone to give as they can.
The third pre-requisite is the service of the one humanity.
The fourth pre-requisite must be the careful presentation of the cause for which the financial support is required.
The fifth pre-requisite: a vital and sure belief in humanity as a whole.

Invocation is the highest type of prayer there is.

Only that is of importance which provides a needed momentum for action and only that worker will be equal to the task who has a vision of sufficient clarity to enable him to work with understanding and sincerity.

The awakening of the intelligentsia in all countries to the recognition of humanity is a prelude to the establishment of brotherhood.

Through the impression and expression of certain great ideas, men everywhere must be brought to the understanding of the fundamental ideals which will govern the new age. This is the major task of the New Group of World Servers.

Therefore let us realise that all spiritually inclined men and women, all who seek and work for the establishing of right human relations, all who practise goodwill and truly endeavour to love their fellowmen are an integral part of the New Group of World Servers and that their major task at this time is to prepare the way for the reappearance of the Christ.

We are called to abnormal living, and to the shouldering of a definite resonsibility.

The above extracts are from "The Reappearance of The Christ" by Alice A. Bailey

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