THE BLESSINGS by Rev. James Ray Montandon I. Blessed be the light beyond all being. +quot;

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THE BLESSINGS by Rev. James Ray Montandon I. Blessed be the light beyond all being. "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; ad darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness." Gen; 1 ; 1-4 There is no separation between light and dark. Take a shadow. At what point does it stop being light and at what point is it dark? Or the sunset (or sunrise) at what point does it stop being light and begin to be dark? There is no mark of separation, yet the one depends upon the other. The dark is known to be dark because there is light. The one is defined in the other, yet there is no point of separation, it is one continuous movement. This is the center in which all that was, is and all that shall be was. This is the eternal present tense. II. Blessed be the truth of Origination. "And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven." This is the transformation, the animation into the physical. ""And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." This is the breath. It is strange that we know that if we do not breath we die, yet we do not consider the importance of breath. Its a medical fact that some headaches we suffer (as a result of stress) are due from improper breathing. It is the air, the process of breathing that supplies the body with all it needs to function as a viable system. Mans breath is the physical harmony of the total of reality. It is the cycle within the cycles. III. Blessed be eternal wisdom "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." This is the union of animation and responsibility, responsibility to that which we are. IV. Blessed be Omniscient Understanding "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." This is the union of Animation and responsibility; to the position within the whole. The ability to stand apart from the creation and KNOW! V. Blessed be perpetual compassion "And God said, behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, where in there is life, I have given every green herb for meat; and it was so. And god saw everything that he made and it was good" Born into the structure of reality is the eternal balance. From generation to generation the structure of reality is maintained and focused by the innate Omniscient Understanding. VI. Blessed be Almighty Justice "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested from all his work which God created and made." Gen 2 V1-2 All Reality is cyclic and breaths, as the ocean and its tides. A gathering in and a spreading of seed. This is the boundaries unlimited. This is the law of justice. VII. Blessed be transcendent beauty "These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the lord God made the earth and the heavens, and every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew; for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground." Gen2 v4-6 Ever present continuation. The transformation into the transformation. We see this beauty reflected in the clear eyes of an infant and the hazel eyes of the aged. We feel it in spring, and experience it in the dream of fall. "Fold upon fold, folding upon thyself and out into the world" R.O.M. VIII. Blessed be Unceasing Victory "And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden and there he put the man whom he had formed. and out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. and a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which encompasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; and the gold of that land is good there is bdellium and the onyx stone. And the name of the second river is Hiddekel; that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. and the fourth river is Euphrates. And the Lord God commanded the man saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat;" Gen 2 v8-14 The four cherubim, the four pillars of the north, south, west and east. The boundaries of all reality, perceived and beyond perception. The Container of all that is, even the thoughts of man. The concept of four, of enclosure. The concept that to enclose is to define, but to separate is impossible. For by enclosure we define what is within and what is without and that there is no difference between the two. IX. Blessed be the Surpassing Glory " But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die." By our death do we know our deity. This is the Riddle By death do we know responsibility and by responsibility do we know our freedom. "Ye must be born again" This is the golden thread of total truth running through all reality and the fiber of our being. X. Blessed be infallible foundation "And the lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the lord God had taken from man, made he woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, this is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman because she was taken out of man." Gen2 v21-23 Throughout the shifting sands of change. The changes of death and birth, throughout the cycles of wake and sleep, the changes of consciousness, throughout all the shifting sands of reality lies the infallible foundation where truth is born, and reborn and is. XI. Blessed be all life throughout the Kingdom "Take heed lest thou despise the forms thou understandest not. Every vessel of life is an aspect of me, the most high." The scriptures are as a pool of water; When we look into them we see our own reflection Many depths yet all are part of the one whole Drink and you quench your thirst, yet you drink of one water, you drink of all waters, for all are but the one source. We are the vessels into which the essence of the God "The Word" is poured forth. WE are the sons of GOD ! Blessed Be


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