But I say unto you:
“Call no man your father upon the earth: for ONE is your Father, Which is in Heaven.”
Now that you have taken off at the new level of Spiritual Ancestry, you will begin to experience new dimensions of power hitherto unknown. You take on some of the talents and capacities so beautifully shown by Jesus Christ, who constantly relied on His Spiritual Heritage to do those things which the material parentage could not understand, let alone perform.
Remembering his God Heritage, man performs those things which are both impossible of explanation and of accomplishment in the relative world. All action of God is miraculous to human thought. You are unborn, created instead, immaculately conceived in the mind of God out of immaterial substance.
Claim your heritage. Check the capacities shown by Jesus Christ and begin the assimilation of this heritage, the unborn. The “Before Abraham.” It is wonderful! The Mind which was in Christ Jesus is literally in you — and gives you unlimited scope of expression. “Now O Father glorify thou me … with the Glory which I had with thee” bespeaks much to the one who has ears to hear.
“Thou art confined by no bonds, and thou art the moulder and maker of thyself. Thou canst grow downward into the lower natures which are brutes. Thou canst again grow upward from thy mind’s decision to the Life of higher natures which are divine.” — MONTAIGNE.
Your birthright is the immaterial substance called God.
No man could possibly teach you the things that are revealed from your Spiritual Ancestry. Brushing aside the three dimensional limitations, the power moves into manifestation effortlessly and transformation takes place. As we go from one dimension to another, we instantly take on all of the powers and qualities of the new dimension. As the two dimensional photograph becomes the three dimensional statue, so does the man who moves from (the human-thought) third dimensional realm become the Christ — and instantly finds that those limitations of the former dimensions are nil. He neither overcomes them, sets them aside, or does anything with them other than to ignore them. You are the unborn, call no man father—you were created.
A chalk line may represent a prison to a two-dimensional being, if there could be such a thing — but when he raises himself up into the third dimensional consciousness, he neither works out of, overcomes, nor yet destroys the prison. Now the chalk line represents nothing to him to be overcome or destroyed. “If I be lifted up… I will draw all men unto me” is true because when you enter into the consciousness of any degree of God, you instantly appropriate all the power in that “mansion,” as natural and normal — and you likewise draw all the manifestation to you of your new consciousness.
“I will arise and go to my father” is the last gesture of the human mind which man makes when he goes into a new dimension: from. the Son to the Father. And whatsoever he seeth the Father do, that can he do likewise, for now he is about his Father’s business — the releasing of this wondrous LIGHT into the darkness of human existence and the results are sure and natural.
We see the power of the new dimension in the commands of Jesus Christ. When He spoke, His word carried with it the capacity of fulfillment and revelation, so do your words when they are spoken from this elevation of recognition.
It is after repeated failure to make the wisdom of man “work” that man finally turns from the human father and enters into his Spiritual Heritage, his Spiritual Ancestry — which so completely changes the pattern of life.
“Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith.”
As long as we are identified with the human parenthood, we partake of the foibles of that ancestry — and there are many fables and endless genealogical discussions. There are the grandfathers with their predisposition to evils from certain bloods and races. All this is cast into the discard literally, too, for you are “born again.” And this being born again causes a new set of ideas and pictures to take place. The discovery that you are literally propelled by God and not by man gives you a wonderful relaxation into LIFE.
You are told to let that mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. The mind of Christ Jesus is that which enables you to know without the intricacies of human reason. It is intuitive — that which is mistakenly labeled psychic.
When you consult the man whose breath is in his nostrils, you have most certainly “turned aside unto vain jangling.” It is recorded of those “desiring to be teachers of the law” that they understand “neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.”
So with the NEW LIGHT, do we discover that:
“Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient.”
When we enter into our Spiritual Ancestry, we are no more under the curse of the Eater, — but under grace, that indefinable quality and power which functions in luminous silence through the channels of being. It is the unseen Presence which is so necessary and which is so evident and which apparently increases in all its capacities when once recognized. The law is not made to inhibit the actions of man. It is only when he does not belong, or understand, he feels the sharp surplus of the “wrath of God” because he ignorantly or intentionally attempts to break it.
Like oxygen which is an invisible, tasteless, colorless, odorless substance within the atmosphere and which is so essential to man, so is the Grace of God, the immaterial substance which abounds for us everywhere, even in hell — and has the pouter of resuscitation and resurrection for those who recognize it.
There could not be an argument about the existence of oxygen, even though it is impossible to handle or see. Why should it be so difficult to accept the unseen power coming from the Spiritual Heritage and Ancestry of man? Why should it be thought that you can handle God, any more than you can handle oxygen? You can only move with it.
With the acceptance of Spiritual Ancestry will come the qualities and talents so long withheld.
“But as many as received Him,
to them gave He power to become
the sons of God,
even to them that believe on his name:
Which were born, not of blood,
nor of the will of the flesh,
nor of the will of man,
BUT OF GOD.”
Walter C. Lanyon