AFTER THE END
THE LAST MYSTERY had been given. It was now the day after, the day after the end. It was time to leave. I had spent the morning packing my belongings. The teacher came to my room and walked with me to the end of the school grounds. There we stopped and looked out at the vast expanse of plains and mountains of the desert wilderness.
“Do you know the way?” asked the teacher.
“Very much so,” I answered.
“I mean through the wilderness.”
“What are you feeling?” he asked.
“Sad to leave.”
“Are you glad you came?”
“I am. I can’t imagine having not come. I wish it could go on.”
“But leaving is part,” he said. “You’ve been on a mountaintop. Now it’s time to go down. Now you must take what you’ve learned and apply it to the world, to life. What you’ve received, you must now give. The disciple must become the teacher.”
“The teacher?” I replied. “I could never be like you.”
“But I was once just like you,” he said, “a disciple, invited to come here by another teacher. And he, in turn, was once a disciple like me, invited by another. And so the mysteries have been passed down from teacher to disciple, from age to age. Remember what you were given here.”
“I will. I wrote it all down. Every day, after every teaching, I wrote down everything I could remember. I have it all in a journal, a book.”
“A book?” he said. “A book of mysteries. Good. Then you’ll always have them. And every time you open up the mysteries, every time you ponder them, and every time you apply them to your life, you’ll discover more revelations and more insights than you found at first.”
There was a pause and a silence as we gazed out into the wilderness.
“Do you remember the fraction that represents our time on earth?”
“One-eternitieth,” I said.
“Yes. That’s how much you know so far, ‘one-eternitieth,’ ‘one-infinitieth’ of what there is to know. There’s so much more to learn. So the course could never have ended here. And you must never stop seeking more of Him.”
“So the course goes on for . . .”
“Because eternity is how long it takes to know God.”
“Yes, and to know the final mystery.”
“The final mystery?”
“God,” he said. “The final mystery is God . . . God is the final and ultimate mystery . . . the mystery of all mysteries . . . and the mystery of you. And so the more you know Him, the more you’ll know the answer to the mystery of you. And so the course goes on.”
At that, we embraced, and then I left. I walked into the desert, then stopped to turn around.
“Teacher,” I said.
“I never thanked you.”
“For everything. For inviting a traveler who had no destination to find one.”
“That was your destination,” he said, “all of it. With God there are no accidents. It was He who invited you, He who called you, and He who taught you. And now it is He who goes with you.”
Those were the last words I heard the teacher say. When, a little farther on, I turned around to look back, he was gone. And so ended the year of my dwelling in the desert, my days with the teacher.
And so with the writing of these words ends the record of those days and of the mysteries given therein.
I then resumed the journey, and the course of mysteries, as I walked through the wilderness in the presence of the Teacher.
And may the one who reads this book do likewise.
The marriage of the minds is where we begin to understand true love and predestination. The marriage that we as Christians understand is not of this world. The marriage that I am referring to is between Jesus and His bride. This marriage may not yet be seen but is real and just might possibly be taking place, as the times that we live in are telling us. To be aware of this marriage and union between the two is the secret to decoding the last book of the Bible, the Revelation.
Considering the marriage that must take place in order for all things to be fulfilled according to God’s purpose is to be in tune with the mind of God. Thinking of a marriage that is bigger than the world is where we begin to comprehend the mind of God. If Jesus were to come again a second time, how might we expect that marriage to take place. I believe that by seeking Him out, all might discover Jesus in pure and absolute truth.
The marriage of the mind is how we might expect to become a part of this union. No matter where we are in the world, God is omnipotent and omniscient. In the end of times this will be the key to understanding a second coming of Christ.
Taking chances is a part of life. Taking a leap of faith is a vital part of life into discovering eternity with God… Following our heart sometimes requires that we take a leap of faith and ask that God take over. As we live our lives bearing all of the qualities of the fruit of the spirit we know that we cannot go wrong. Love demands that we take chances to ensure that we do not lose what is most precious and true. Our job is to ensure that the love that we bear is blessed by God. If this is true, then no one can take away that love.
Chances are situations that demand looking to our higher power, God. Making wise decisions is a part of knowing the difference between right and wrong. If we truly look to God in all of our decisions then we bear a clear conscience. Living without guilt is what God desires for us. We live and we learn. We are to be morally in tact with God’s spirit as our guide.
Through prayer and perseverance we are capable of walking through the doors of opportunity that God has placed in our lives. If the heart is right then we must follow our heart in order that we do not lose touch with what is most important.