THE SON OF GOD
BY: LILLIAN DeWATERS FROM “LIGHT OF THE ETERNAL” WRITTEN IN 1945
What was the great and hidden mystery in the life and teaching of Jesus? What gave him almighty power, infallible light and triumphant success in every way and at all times? Divine Revelation alone can furnish the answer.
Did Jesus ever say that his perfect knowing came from His personal thinking or from his application of Truth? Did he teach that we are thoughts of God, images, ideas, personal minds or individual consciousness? Did he declare that we are different from himself or we are to come into knowledge of the Truth in some other way? The answers are the same – No. He did not
Throughout the New Testament there are countless verses assuring us that the Son of God is our only Savior, our only Deliverer from sin, suffering and death. Emphatically they declare that we have Life Everlasting only by knowing the Son. Let us consider the following:
“And this is the record that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”
How definite and final, such statements. When their mystical meaning is revealed through Divine Revelation they will be found to contain an amazing and all-transcendent Light and Glory none can contradict.
In unequivocal terms, these statements declare our Eternal Life to be in the Son. Since the accepted idea of the Son as a man-savior or as a mind-savior has never brought full compensation to the world, then there remains a mystical understanding of far deeper significance to be realized spiritually.
When we are able to translate the words, “this life is in His Son,” into the language of the Absolute, then we know the secret of Jesus’ success. who he was, and who we are – and just how we are to follow him.
Of all the characters in the Bible, Jesus was the only one who identified himself as the Father! Said he: “If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him…He that hath seen me hath seen the Father.” The Son of God identified himself truly, perfectly, and spiritually as the Father. Therefore in the language of the Absolute the Son signifies Self-Identification.
Self-Identification is Absolute-Identification – the Self-knowing itself in everyone – “the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world!”
The one and only way for us to know ourselves truly is through Self-Revelation, Self-Illumination, Self-Knowledge – Self-Identification – blotting out the dream of human existence, together with its content of sin, sickness and death.
“If the Son (Self Identification) therefore shall make you free (reveal the full Light of Being to you), ye shall be free indeed.”… “Whosoever denieth the Son (refuses Absolute Identification), the same hath not the Father (is unillumined): but he that acknowledgeth the Son (identifies himself as the Way Itself, as Jesus did) hath the Father also (has pierced the mystery of the Kingdom).”
When – from Heart and Soul – we can say, “I and My Self are one; I am the Perfect Self; I am Pure Consciousness; I am in the Kingdom; I am the Infinite; I am that I am,” then we have the Son God, and Eternal Life.
One Way alone shall endure – the Way of the Word made flesh, the Way of the Son in the bosom of the Father, the Way of Father and Son the same One, the Way of taking our very Own as our very Own. No other prayer can say: “I know that Thou hearest me always;”
Ways of the world shall be transcended, one Way alone shall remain, the Way – I Am. This One-Way is our Life Itself – not Life as an emanation, not life as an expression, not life as an image or a reflection – but Life as Life Itself!
Self-Identification alone satisfies. Self-Identification is the One-Self knowing Itself to be all Identities. When we see and accept our only Reality to be the Self Itself – even as rays of light are the sun itself – we identify ourselves truly, even as did Jesus, as the Son of God, the Self-revealing Light.
Self-Identification simultaneously cancels the sense of separateness and duality – he same as waking simultaneously brings an end to sleep and dream.
Self-Identification interprets the hidden mysteries – “things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.” The Bible may be accepted literally, symbolically or metaphysically, but only when Self-Revelation envelopes us in Its Light, do we comprehend the real, vital meaning in the words – the Son of God.
SON OF GOD [Lillian De Waters] 1