For understanding the role of John The Baptist it is important to know that we are god and prime source. He came as a gate keeper holding the key and unlocking the gate to this child of god residing in us. He opened the gate and introduced us to our-self. Or to the Christ or whatever you choose to call this creative power. The fact that it would even be necessary for him to come is a mystery in itself. One which I am attempting to articulate. It would appear that we put some kind of AI or artificial enity of sorts in a position of power in this experience for the purpose separating our-self from our creative powers. This has been achieved in various ways. What comes to mind is the energy blockages, both physical and of our energetic or astral bodies some refer to as spirit. Each person is different, but empirically speaking for myself, I became aware of certain blockages in the body nervous system. I discovered particular blockages of various nerves along the spine at key locations. There are also the astral body energies being blocked including physical entry points and centers in the body. And I'm sure at spiritual and astral body points that others would be more qualified to teach. It seems that these opposing entities hijack certain energetic path flows for the purpose of redirecting the flow to their own purposes. What comes to mind is the example of a river dam redirecting the water flow to a lake or wherever the builders want and can redirect it to and for whatever purposes they're are able to make use of in exploiting this resource. So then the point being that we need a way to gain access to our own energy. Or more access as each situation is different in that some people have more blockages then others and the location and types may vary. An advanced person such as John The Baptist is able to connect with his own energy patterns and have a better flow. And being balanced in all his energetic centers allows for a rainbow of energy flows from prime source and himself. A thought comes to mind of an electronic cable with dozens of colored wires being connected and this person acting as a connecter like a receptacle plug of sorts.
A person can help another by acting as a bridge to allow another person's energy flows to circumvent the blockages through this more energetically balanced individual allowing the him to access his own energetic and creative powers. A person like John the Baptist could offer his assistance to this troubled individual and upon accepting his help this individual could then benefit. Like the song "Like A Bridge Over Troubled Waters, I will lay me down." So that your energy flows can travel through his (John's as an example) balanced system and through him back to you allowing you to access yourself. That is your own creative powers. This is how he acts as a gate keeper holding the key, or maybe a bridge or ethernet cable plug? Aquarian Gospel of Jesus, the Christ--Dowling CHAPTER 68 13) Then hear, you men of Israel, hear! Look not upon the flesh; it is not king. Look to the Christ within, who shall be formed in every one of you, as he is
formed in me. 14) When you have purified your hearts by faith, the king will enter in, and you will see his face.
Another thought comes to mind of the song Firework (Katy Perry)
Do you know that there's still a chance for you 'Cause there's a spark in you You just gotta ignite the light And let it shine
Just own the night Like the fourth of July 'Cause baby you're a firework Come and show 'em what you're worth Make 'em go "oh, oh, oh!" As you shoot across the sky-y-y
Consider the gnostic saying: The Nag Hammadi Library The Gospel of Thomas (48) Jesus said, "If two make peace with each other in this one house, they will say to the mountain, 'Move Away,' and it will move away." In other words we need to connect our outer self with the energy flows emanating from our creative prime source self. Also: (88) Jesus said, "The angels and the prophets will come to you and give to you those things you (already) have. And you too, give them those things which you have, and say to yourselves, 'When will they come and take what is theirs?'" In other words, when an angel and prophet like John Baptist offers to act as a bridge connecting us to our-self he is only giving us what we already have. It is sad that the robbers who steal our creative powers trick us into thinking our powers belong to them. This is what is meant by: "and say to yourselves, 'When will they come and take what is theirs?'" Another trick the robbers use is to tricking us into directing our creative thoughts and energy into their self serving agendas for them to use against us and then taking credit for the things they tricked us into creating for them. And if we didn't know any better then quite naturally we would believe them. "With the energy that you give them through your attention, they have the strength to cripple a planet and all its civilization." (Phoenix journal 21:130)
Another perspective on this is offered here:
The Law of One, Book IV, Session 87
Ra: I am Ra. We believe that we grasp your query and will use the analogy in your culture of the battery which lights the flashlight bulb. Two working batteries placed in series always offer the potential of the bulb’s illumination. After the veiling, to continue this gross analogy, the two batteries being placed not in series would then offer no possible illumination of the bulb. Many mind/body/spirit complexes after the veiling have, through blockages, done the equivalent of reversing the battery.
Questioner: What was the primary source of the blockages that caused the battery reversal?
Ra: I am Ra. Please query more specifically as to the mind/body/spirits or mind/body/spirit complexes about which you request information.
Questioner: Before the veil there was knowledge of the bulb-lighting technique, shall we say. After the veil some experiments created a bulb lighting; some resulted in no bulb lighting. Other than the fact that information was not available on methods of lighting the bulb, was there some root cause of the experiments that resulted in no bulb lighting?
Ra: I am Ra. This is correct.
Questioner: What was this root cause?
Ra: I am Ra. The root cause of blockage is the lack of the ability to see the other-self as the Creator, or to phrase this differently, the lack of love.
For those who don't know this, John The Baptist held the Office of Aaron. As can be seen from the chart on the right, this office is the 5th step in the 2nd order. This 5th step shares a certain function of being a leader particularly for lack of a better term, the telestial kingdom or order. I'm going to try to give a general idea of this by saying consider the human body: there are 4 limbs and a head. The first 4 steps are like the limbs. So then the 5th step like the office of Aaron held by John The Baptist is like the head.
The Apocryphon of James Then I asked him, "Lord, how shall we be able to prophesy to those who request us to prophesy to them? For there are many who ask us, and look to us to hear an oracle from us." The Lord answered and said, "Do you not know that the head of prophecy was cut off with John?" But I said, "Lord, can it be possible to remove the head of prophecy?" The Lord said to me, "When you come to know what 'head' means, and that prophecy issues from the head, (then) understand the meaning of 'Its head was removed.' At first I spoke to you in parables, and you did not understand; now I speak to you openly, and you (still) do not perceive. Yet, it was you who served me as a parable in parables, and as that which is open in the (words) that are open.
I also noticed that John The Baptist tends to point out our wrong doings. Obviously we need to clean the inner person in order to access our creative powers. Hence the need for the symbolic cleansing of the baptism rite. Although there are very different rites from other civilizations that perform the same function and work just as well and probably better for them. He has been noted as one who is not swayed or impressed by people's fine cloths and fine appearances. He described as being a wild man out of the desert not acting refined. It kind of reminds me of Bob Dylan who like him was offensive to some and didn't hesitate to speak out against the man.
Messages via John The Baptist to Otto Fetting:
THE WORD OF THE LORD by Otto Fetting: MESSAGE 3
4 The gospel must be preached, the cry mustgo out, the Lord’s coming is near. Behold this is a day when the world with its greed for wealth and pleasure must be warned as in the days of Noah. Pride and vanity have filled the hearts of men, and the law of the Lord is forgotten. 5 The Lord sent me to prophesy, for thus saith the Lord of Hosts; “I have sent my Messenger to you. In the time of trouble when many of the hearts of my children were sad, their hope was fading away, their faith was tried,
they looked to and fro for the old paths; in the anguish and distress of their souls I heard their cry.
2 Remember there are trying times ahead that will affect the whole world, and much will come to pass. That great church the mother of harlots, the abomination of all the Earth is working against all governments, to over throw them, and it is also working with all its power and helpers to overthrow this government, that she may establish herself upon this land. Remember Satan has great power, and many will be deceived by his power.
MESSAGE 7& 8
12 I am John, the Messenger, sent from God to prepare the way as in the day when Christ was here. Behold, my work has just begun: for the works of Satan must be destroyed. For that work came I into the world, that I may prepare the way that Christ may destroy the works of Satan.
MESSAGE 1 7 & 18
16 Have no part with men, in the works of darkness, who are evil; they can not help in this work, and in time their work will be known to all men. Let them repent lest they be lost. There are those that wish to rule by might. Verily I say unto you, they cannot rule by might, but they must rule by love.
17 I am John the Baptist. I am sent from God with full power and authority, to set in order, to prepare the way of the Christ that shall come, to warn the people of the things that shall come to pass, to preach the gospel, to set the church in order. I come to you in light. I come to you in power. I come as the Messenger of the Lord, but I come to you in love. I come to save the people from destruction. Will they heed it?
19 Preach the gospel of life. Send it to all nations and people. See the wickedness of man. See Satan and his work. Again, look at the suffering of those who cannot help themselves.
20 I will come to you again shortly, and will direct you in the things that must be done.
21 I am John the Baptist. I am he that shall prepare the way and direct in the Lord’s work.
1 I am the Messenger of the Lord. I have come from the presence of the Lord your God. John the Baptist is my name. I am a
prophet of the Lord. Hear ye nations and repent of your sinful ways, for the Lord will not spare him that will continue to do evil. The heart of man is filled with iniquity, his mind with mischief. Selfishness and greed has brought murder and crime among you. Satan has done his work, and man has followed his way, therefore, he will reap the harvest he has sown.
2 Repent! Repent! Oh ye slothful and disobedient. You have turned away from the laws of your God, and the commandments He has given. You have not heeded the promptings of the Spirit of the Lord, but your hearts have been filled with lusts of the flesh, and you have followed the spirit of the wicked one, and his works you have done.
3 The day of trouble is before you. Hate is in the heart of man. Nations have turned away from God, and Satan has control of the hearts of men, and he will bring to pass in his allotted time his work, for his time is short, when he will deceive the nations no more.
1 Thus saith the Lord your God, “Hearken ye nations and hear ye inhabitants of the earth! Your sins have come up before me; you have rejected my laws and my commandments that I have given you, and instead you have heaped unto yourselves the traditions and commandments of men. Your hearts are filled with selfishness and murder, and divers kinds of sins. Satan has filled your hearts with doubts and unbelief, and he holds full sway in your hearts. Therefore, the whole earth is in com-
motion, and the honest in heart must suffer because of the unjust.”
2 Therefore, thus saith the Lord your God to the humble, the honest in heart, to those that seek for truth and righteousness: “Come out of her lest ye suffer with the ungodly, and partake of her punishment; for my wrath is against the ungodly, against the liars and hypocrites and those that count my commandments as naught. I have sent the destroyer and devourer in the
land, and I will punish the nations and the inhabitants of the earth, that they may become humble and inquire about me and my commandments.
Aquarian Gospel of Jesus, the Christ--Dowling
NOW, on the morrow Jesus came again and stood with John beside the ford; and John prevailed on him to speak, and standing forth he said.
2) You men of Israel, Hear! The kingdom is at hand.
3) Behold the great key-keeper of the age stands in your midst; and with the spirit of Elijah he has come.
4) Behold, for he has turned the key; the mighty gates fly wide and all who will may greet the king.
5) Behold these multitudes of women, children, men! they throng the avenues, they crowd the outer courts; each seems to be intent to be the first to meet the king.
19) The multitudes were there, and Jesus said to them, Once you were crowding Jordan's fords; you filled the wilderness.
20) What did you go to see? The trees of Juda, and the flowers of Heth? Or did you go to see a man in kingly garb? Or did you go to see a prophet and a seer?
21) I tell you, men, you know not whom you saw. A prophet? Yea, and more; a messenger whom God had sent to pave the way for what you see and hear this day.
22) Among the men of earth a greater man has never lived than John.
23) Behold I say, This man whom Herod bound in chains and cast into a prison cell is God's Elijah come again to earth.
24) Elijah, who did not pass the gate of death, whose body of this flesh was changed, and he awoke in Paradise.
25) When John came forth and preached the gospel of repentance for the cleansing of the soul, the common folks believed and were baptized.
26) The lawyers and the Pharisees accepted not the teachings of this man; were not baptized.
27) Behold, neglected opportunities will never come again.
28) Behold, the people are unstable as the waters of the sea; they seek to be excused from righteousness.
29) John came and ate no bread, and drank no wine. He lived the simplest life apart from men, and people said, He is obsessed.
Pistis Sophia, by G.R.S. Mead
"It came to pass then, when I had come into the midst of the rulers of the aeons, that I looked down on the world of mankind, by command of the First Mystery. I found Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptizer, before she had conceived him, and I sowed into her a power which I had received from the little Iao, the Good, who is in the Midst, that he might be able to make proclamation before me and make ready my way, and baptize with the water of the forgiveness of sins. That power then is in the body of John. "Moreover in place of the soul of the ruler which he was appointed to receive, I found the soul of the prophet Elias in the aeons of the sphere; and I took him thence, and took hi soul and brought it to the Virgin of Light, and [p. 10] she gave it over to her receivers; they brought it to the sphere of the rulers and cast it into the womb of Elizabeth. So the power of the little Iao, who is in the Midst, and the soul of the prophet Elias, they were bound into the body of John the Baptizer. For this cause then were ye in doubt aforetime, I when I said unto you: 'John said: I am not the Christ,' and ye said unto me: 'It standeth written in the scripture: When the Christ shall come, Elias cometh before him and maketh ready his way.' But when ye said this unto me, I said unto you: 'Elias verily is come and hath made ready all things, as it standeth written, and they have done unto him as they would.' And when I knew that ye had not understood that I had discoursed with you concerning the soul of Elias which is bound into John the Baptizer, I answered you in the discourse in openness face to face: 'If ye like to accept John the Baptizer: he is Elias, of whom I have said that he will come.'"
The Gospel of Thomas
(46) Jesus says:
(1) “From Adam to John the Baptist, among those born of women there is no one who surpasses John the Baptist so that his (i.e., John’s) eyes need not be downcast.”
(2) “But I have also said: Whoever among you becomes little will know the kingdom, and will surpass John.”
The Apocryphon of James
Then I asked him, "Lord, how shall we be able to prophesy to those who request us to prophesy to them? For there are many who ask us, and look to us to hear an oracle from us."
The Lord answered and said, "Do you not know that the head of prophecy was cut off with John?"
But I said, "Lord, can it be possible to remove the head of prophecy?" The Lord said to me, "When you come to know what 'head' means, and that prophecy issues from the head, (then) understand the meaning of 'Its head was removed.' At first I spoke to you in parables, and you did not understand; now I speak to you openly, and you (still) do not perceive. Yet, it was you who served me as a parable in parables, and as that which is open in the (words) that are open.
The Word Of The Lord
FEBRUARY 4, 1927 | 5:30 A . M . | 801 TENTH STREET | PORT HURON , MICHIGAN
A messenger appeared to me February 4, 1927, at my home 801 Tenth Street, Port Huron, Michigan, at 5:30 a.m.
I got up at 5 a.m., fixed the furnace, washed and sat down in an easy rocker to wait for the fire to start up good so I could shut off the furnace. I had turned off the light but the street light shining through the front door made it somewhat light in the room. I was not thinking about the church at all at the time, but was about to doze a little when all at once someone gave me a slap on my shoulder. He slapped me real hard and I looked up and saw the form of a man standing just a little way from me in the light of the door. He was about six feet three inches, very fine build and about thirty or thirty-five years of age. His hair was down to his coat collar. He had a beard. His voice was soft and his looks mild but much in earnest.
12 I am John, the same John that prepared the way before Christ when He was here, I am the Messenger sent from God to do the work for which I was born. I have come in the past, and will come in the future. I am a prophet and thy fellow servant. I am he that preached baptism and repentance in the wilderness of Judea. I am the John that was beheaded. I am the Messenger to prepare the way. I am the Messenger of the Lord to direct in building the Temple, and I shall be with Christ when He shall come to His Temple. I am the Messenger that shall bring the warning to the people of the destruction that shall come to pass. My message is one of love to them that will obey it.
13 Hear! Oh ye people of the earth; Christ’s coming is near at hand. Read the words of the master of men, the Savior of the world. He will come to bring judgments, and peace, and will rule from sea to sea, and all men will obey Him; His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom; He is LORD OF LORDS , AND KING OF KINGS . Glory! Glory to His name! Amen.
MESSAGE 1 2
12 I am John the Baptist that prepared the way before Christ and I will prepare the way before Him again, and a people to receive Christ when He comes. Send this message to your brethren, the twelve first; then send it to the nations of the earth with all the rest now in print, but the things I have shown to you invision, keep that only for your brethren, givenot that to the enemies that seek to hinder the work of the Lord.
MESSAGE 1 8
17 I am John the Baptist. I am sent from God with full power and authority, to set in order, to prepare the way of the Christ that shall come, to warn the people of the things that shall come to pass, to preach the gospel, to set the church in order. I come to you in light. I come to you in power. I come as the Messenger of the Lord, but I come to you in love. I come to save the
20 I have come to you to exhort you; to instruct you; to bring to you the words and instructions of the Lord; that all people may understand more clearly the words of the Lord, and the things that shall come to pass; for I am the Messenger of the Lord, to prepare the people for His coming, and a place to come to; to set the church in order, and to instruct the people in humility that they may prepare them-
selves for His coming, for the Lord will bless those that will do the things He commands.
21 I have been sent to you, for you are of the seed of Abraham, and the Levites, thine forefathers, have ministered in the house of the Lord. Be thou humble, isolate yourself from the business world that you might commune with the Lord your God, for this is a day when trying times will come upon the earth.
1 I have come to you as a messenger from God. I have not come of myself, but the Lord your God has sent me. I am the Messenger of the covenant. I came at the time of Christ to prepare the way before Him, from the old to the new; again I am sent to prepare the way before Christ, and to bring the last, for this is the closing time. My message is to all people, and every nation, color or race.
2 I am John the Baptist. I am he that cried repentance in the wilderness. I am the Messenger spoken of by the prophets of old. I am the man sent from God, and my name is John. This I give to all people that they might know that I have come.
3 Let this message be taken to each nation and race in their own language and tongue, and their own color, for God looks upon the heart.
4 Thus saith the Lord your God to the children of Israel, “Be ye comforted, for I will gather you from the north and from the south, and from the east and from the west, and from the islands of the sea, and will bring you again in your own land that I promised to your father Abraham.
5 “I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation. But my wrath is not kindled against you for- ever, for behold the day has come when I will again show mercy, and will gather you in your land that I promised to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I will direct you, as in the days of Moses, and by mighty power and an outstretched arm I will manifest myself. I will not require of you the blood of bulls and goats
and turtle doves, but I shall require of you to obey the gospel of love that was before preached by Abraham. You shall acknowledge Christ as your Messiah and the gospel as your law forever.
6 “For behold, this is the time of restitution and restoration of all things. I have sent my
Messenger to prepare the way before you, and I the Lord your God will direct you from time to time, for the message he has brought has come from my presence, and it shall be to Jew and Gentile and to all people, for I the Lord your God will again restore the earth to its former beauty, and Satan shall no more have power\ over the children of men, for my wrath is kindled against Satan forever.
7 “Therefore, heed ye the warning I have sent, and repent ye, and keep the commandments, for Christ’s coming is near at hand, and destruction will come upon the earth. Follow not after the traditions of men, for they will not save you.
8 “I have sent John the Baptist, the son of Zacharias, in the spirit and power of Elias, preparing the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to be just, for he is the Messenger of the covenant to all people, for I the God of Israel am no respecter of persons, for all that will love the Lord, and keep the commandments that my son has brought to earth are accepted of me.
7 Thus saith the Lord your God, “I have sent my servant John to you with the message, for behold He is my choice, and for that purpose was he born, that he might take my message and my covenants that I have made. Heshall prepare the way before Christ as in former days; John the Baptist is his name. All that he has brought and all that he shall bring has come from my presence, and my words that I have sent shall judge you in the last day.