The Apostles of the Master Jesus.
Spiritual transfer is one of the names given by the Masters to the basic mystery of initiation. Christ Himself initiated the spiritual "transfer". Very often he acted through other men, reaching humanity through His twelve Apostles, considering Paul as the substitute for Judas Iscariot. Christ sent his apostles around the world to seek, guide and feed the sheep and to become "fishers of men." The relationship of the disciples of Christ was first, with a demanding world and, second, with the Master: such an attitude still prevails in the Hierarchy, but with no less devotion to the Christ. The apostles learned from Jesus about the kingdom of heaven, and Jesus learned a lot from them about the kingdom of men, about the way human nature lives on planet Earth and on the other evolutionary worlds of time and space. These twelve men represented many different types of human temperaments, and the instruction received had not made them similar . Many of these Galilean fishermen had a strong proportion of Gentile blood as a result of the forced conversion of the non-Jewish population of Galilee a hundred years earlier. The Christ who guided the twelve disciples symbolizes the zodiac, and the apostles represent the signs through which the sun must pass: The Knights of the Zodiac.
1. THE SELECTION
The first four apostles were already known by Jesus, Philip and Bartholomew later joined the group.
The president of the apostolic body of the kingdom was born in Capernaum. He was the eldest son of a family of five: himself, his brother Simon and three sisters. His father, now deceased, had been a Zebedeo partner in a fish drying business in Bethsaida, the fishing port of Capernaum. When he became an apostle, Andrew was single but lived in the house of his married brother, Simon Pedro. When he was chosen as an apostle in the year 26, Andrew was 33 years old, an entire year older than Jesus, and was the greatest of the apostles. He came from an excellent line of ancestors and was the most capable of the twelve. With the exception of oratory, he was equal to his companions in almost every conceivable ability.
Physical : Height: 1.60 meters. Thinner than Peter, his brother, but also strong and robust. Small head, fine and abundant hair. Blue eyes. Face set. Always well shaved.
Personality : Clara Visi n. Successful in their Trials. Very stable. Great serenity Temperate nerves Pretty incredulous and pragmatic. He mistrusts everyone, especially his brother Simon Peter. In general serious and distant. Silent and shy. Introvert. It always appears as worried. Good reflexes and fast in your decisions. Great worker, he has achieved everything with his effort. Main defect: lack of enthusiasm. He doesn't like to praise anyone. He hates lies and flattery. It is hard for him to recognize the foreign merits. Admire Jesus for his sincerity and his great dignity.
Occupation : fisherman and partner of Santiago and Juan, the sons of Zebedee.
Sign : Virgo
He was thirty years old when he joined the apostles. He was married, had three children and lived in Bethsaida, near Capernaum. His brother André and his wife's mother lived with him. Both Pedro and Andr s were associated in fishing with the sons of Zebedee. The Master had known Simon for some time, before Andrì s presented him as a second apostle. When Jesus gave Simon the name of Peter, he did it with a smile; It was going to be a kind of nickname. Sim n was well known among all his friends as an unpredictable and impulsive guy. It is true that, later, Jesus granted a new and significant importance to this nickname given lightly.
Physical : Technical type. Height: 1.60 meters, blue eyes. Round head. Thick neck. Face riddled with wrinkles. Wide face, soft round like a shield. Wide forehead. Bald with some hair in the temporal regions. White beard, always badly shaved. Shaved Mustache It is not very obese but has fat in the abdomen and on the sides. Shoulders and muscular arms. Small and calloused hands. Red and sensual lips. Strong voice, very characteristic. Strong snoring
Temperament : cyclothymic, with large oscillations in character.
Personality : Impulsive, an optimist. He had grown up allowing himself to freely express his strong feelings; He constantly got into trouble because he persisted in talking without thinking. This kind of stunning also caused incessant problems to all his friends and associates, and was the cause of the many soft reprimands he received from his Master. The only reason that prevented Pedro from getting into more trouble because of his thoughtless words was that he learned very soon to tell his brother Andres many of his plans and projects, before venturing to propose them in public. Peter was an unfolded speaker, eloquent and theatrical. He was also a born and inspiring male driver, a quick thinker but not a deep reasoner. He asked many questions, more than all the apostles together, and although most of them were good and pertinent, many were thoughtless and silly. Peter didn't have a deep mind, but he knew his mind quite well. Therefore, he was a man of quick decision and action
Occupation : Fisherman. Partner of the Zebedee brothers.
Clothing : careless. Usually armed.
Sign : Pisces.
The eldest of the two apostles sons of Zebedee, whom Jesus nicknamed "the sons of thunder, " was thirty years old when he became an apostle. He was married, had four children and lived near his parents in Bethsaida, on the outskirts of Capernaum. James and his brother Juan enjoyed the advantage of having met Jesus long before all the other apostles. Contradictory temperament; He seemed to really possess two natures, both activated by strong feelings.
Personality : He was particularly vehement when all his indignation woke up. He had a furious genius when he was sufficiently provoked, and when the storm passed, he always had the habit of justifying and excusing his anger on the pretext that it was only a manifestation of just indignation. Apart from these periodic outbursts of anger, Santiago's personality closely resembled Andres's. He did not possess Andres's discretion or insight to penetrate human nature, but he spoke in public much better than him. After Pedro, or perhaps Mateo, Santiago was the best public speaker of the twelve. Although Santiago was not in any way volatile, one day he could be quiet and taciturn, and the next day very talkative and narrator. He usually spoke openly with Jesus, but he was, of the twelve, the one who remained silent for days at a time. These periods of inexplicable silence constituted his great weakness. Rational, practical, cold and calculating. Quick thinking. Enjoy the quality of seeing all the faces of the same problem. Tolerant if not provoked. Understand and admit everyone. It is very sensible. It does not show hurry. Is brave. Admire Jesus for his compassion.
Occupation : fisherman, and exercised his profession in the company of his younger brother Juan, and in association with Andrés and Simón.
Clothing : always careful. Armed when traveling.
Sign : Taurus.
When John became an apostle, he was twenty-four years old and the youngest of the twelve. He was single and lived with his parents in Bethsaida; Before and after becoming an apostle, John served as a personal representative of Jesus in relations with the Master's family, and continued to carry this responsibility while Mary, the mother of Jesus, lived. Since John was the youngest of the twelve, and was so closely attached to Jesus for his family's affairs, he was very dear to the Master. Juan Zebedeo had a character with many pleasant features, but one that was not so pleasant was his excessive vanity, although usually well concealed. His prolonged association with Jesus produced many great changes in his character. His vanity diminished considerably, but when he aged and became a little childish, this self-esteem reappeared to some extent, so that, when he was busy guiding Nathan in the writing of the gospel that now bears his name, the old apostle He did not hesitate to often refer to himself as the "disciple Jesus loved." In view of the fact that John almost became, more than any other earthly mortal, the comrade of Jesus, that he was his personal representative chosen for so many matters, it is not surprising that he came to be considered the “disciple that Jesus loved ”, Because he knew perfectly well that he was the disciple whom Jesus trusted very often. The most outstanding feature of Juan's character was his formality; He was punctual and brave, faithful and delivered. His greatest weakness was his characteristic vanity. He was the youngest member of his father's family and the youngest of the apostolic group. Maybe I was a little spoiled; perhaps he had been spoiled slightly too much. Admire the love and altruism of Jesus. He is impressed by the Master's confidence in his Father.
Occupation : Fisherman and worked with his brother Santiago in association with Andrés and Pedro.
Clothing : very careful. Armed.
Sign : Scorpio.
Philip the Curious
He was the fifth apostle to be chosen, having been called when Jesus and his first four apostles were heading from the meeting place of John in the Jordan to Cana of Galilee. As he lived in Bethsaida, Philip had heard about Jesus for some time, but it had not occurred to him that he was really a great man until that day, in the Jordan Valley, when Jesus said to him: "Follow me." Philip also felt a little influenced by the fact that Andrew, Peter, James and John had accepted Jesus as the Liberator. Philip was twenty-seven when he joined the apostles; He had been married recently, but he had no children at the time. The nickname the apostles gave him meant "curiosity." Felipe always wanted to be shown. He never seemed to see far in any matter.
Physical : Height: 1.70 meters. Bald. He tended to gain weight. Thick belly. Green eyes. Typically Jewish nose. Problems with the denture. Myopic.
Personality : He was not necessarily clumsy, but lacked imagination. This lack of imagination was the great weakness of his character. He was an ordinary and vulgar person. Its most prominent feature was its methodical thoroughness; He was mathematical and systematic at the same time. Felipe was the second in a family of seven brothers, three boys and four girls. After the resurrection, he baptized his entire family to enter the kingdom. Felipe's family members were fishermen. His father was a very skilled man, a deep thinker, but his mother came from a very mediocre family. Felipe was not a man who could be expected to do great things, but he could do small things in a big way, do them well and in an acceptable way. Very rarely, in four years, it ceased to have provisions at hand to meet everyone's needs. Even the numerous emergency situations that arose because of the life they led, rarely caught him off guard. The department of the apostolic family's administration was managed with intelligence and efficiency. Felipe's strong point was his methodical formality; the weak point of his way of being was his almost total lack of imagination, the lack of ability to gather two and two and get four. He was mathematical in the abstract, but not constructive in his imagination. He almost completely lacked a certain kind of imagination. He was the typical average man on the street. There were a large number of men and women of this class among the crowds who came to hear the teachings and preaching of Jesus, and obtained great comfort by observing that one like them had been elevated to a position of honor on the advice of the Master; they were encouraged by the fact that someone like them already occupied a high position in the affairs of the kingdom. And Jesus learned a lot about how some human minds work while he listened so patiently to the silly questions of Philip, and he condescended so many times with his administrator's request to "show him". The main quality that Philip admired continuously in Jesus was the inexhaustible generosity of the Master. Philip could never find in Jesus something that was small, mean or greedy, and revered this permanent and inexhaustible giving.
Occupation : Fisherman. He is skilled in any job.
Clothing : you almost always wear yellow. Usually armed.
Sign : Aries
Bartholomew was 25 years old in February of the year 26, joining the group of Jesus' disciples. He lived in Cana of Galilee with his parents. Single. He is the youngest of seven brothers.
Physical : Height: 1.58 meters (it is the lowest in the group). Black and deep eyes (very expressive). Long and bushy eyelashes. Short legs. Varicose veins on the left. Short and hairy hands. Hypertensive, with circulatory problems. He limps on the left leg during the walks. Rounded Profile Bulging belly Tendency to gain weight. Premature baldness Black hair. Canale and fan curly beard.
Temperament : cyclothymic.
Personality : Together with the Iscariot is the most cultured. Sincere and honest. Judge people lightly, it is proud. He likes to eat and drink (problems with wine). Tactless. His candor is sometimes unbearable. It is uncompromising at times. Hypochondriac. He knows how to laugh at his poor physical attractiveness. Philosopher and poet. Speak several languages. He likes to tell stories. Very superstitious. Very neat. Admire Jesus for his tolerance.
Occupation : Merchant. Business with Felipe.
Clothing : always clean. Leg gaiter on the left leg due to varicose veins. Armed.
Sign : Sagittarius. On Sunday, June 23, 26, Jesus informed them that they would go out two by two to teach the good news of the kingdom. Santiago and Juan went to Jeresa, Andrés and Pedro to Cafarnaum, while Felipe and Nathanael went to Tariquea. Mateo was selected by Andrés, Tomás by Felipe, the Alfeo twins by the Zebedeo brothers, Simón by Pedro and Judas by Bartolomé.
Born in Hahum, in a wealthy family. All worked as tax collectors. Matthew was thirty-one years old when he joined the group of Jesus. Married. Four children.
Physical : Height: 1.75 meters. Blond. Blue eyes. Columbine nose and some freckles on the face. Lean. Slightly hunched over. Wavy hair on shoulders. Concerned about a baldness principle. Long and careful hands. Always neat and scented. Piping voice. It has a moderate fortune.
Personality : probably one of the most serious. Cautious and skeptical. Mind and materialistic vision of life. Great self-control He hardly loses his nerves. Good loser. Great sportsman: he is fascinated by Greek games. Very sociable. Excellent businessman. He has the gift of making friends.
Natural of Tariquea. He was twenty-nine years old when he entered the apostolic college. Married with four children. The parents and the rest of the family live in Tiberias.
Physical : Energetic type. Great physical strength Height: 1.60 meters. Strabismus in the left eye. Big beards Blackened Face Hooked nose. Black and gray hair .. Nails always clean. Defect in the nail of the little finger of the left hand.
Temperament : Your physical appearance has increased shyness. The sister died at nine years of age which affected him deeply. Misogynist but Womanizer: Great tendency to sexuality. Addicted to the game.
Personality : Rational and scientific spirit. Logical and analytical mind. Good reasoner. Sick of order and cleanliness. Tendency to pessimism. Very suspicious. Honest and loyal. Reacts with seriousness to the stimuli. Speak slowly. Beautiful voice. It is stubborn and persevering. Great worker. Shining with the money. Very stingy. Extremely cautious. The first thing, for him, is security. Good loser. Nothing spiteful. Accept the majority criteria even if you disagree. He is nicknamed the meticulous. Brave, the time has come.
Occupation : Carpenter and bricklayer.
Clothing : Very neat. Always travel with some dice in the belt.
Sign : Capricorn.
Santiago and Judas Alfeo
James was twenty-six years old when he joined the group of Jesus. Born in Kursi. Height: 1.70 meters. Blond. Green eyes. Thin. Blonde beard Deviated nasal septum. It serves to distinguish him from his twin brother. Arabic origin. Bad teeth. Married, three children and one on the way. Friend of the Zebedee.
Personal d: docile, submissive and of little talk. Low intelligence index Some mental retardation. He is naive, faithful and generous. He doesn't know how to lie.
Occupation : Fisherman and sometimes farmer. Judas is his twin brother. Suffer stuttering. Married also to an Arab woman. Has two children. Skilled in any type of work.
Simon the Zealot
Born in Hahum. He joined the group of Jesus when he was twenty-eight years old. Single.
Physical : Medium height. Well-built. Black and messy beard, to the chest, as a sign of resistance against Rome. Black and sunken eyes, always alert. Big dark circles Jet and long hair, collected in a tail. Premature gray hair Scar on the left cheekbone, wide and deep.
Personality : materialistic and, above all, nationalist mind. It belongs to the Zealots. High grade. Very religious and cult. He speaks Arabic and Greek. Loyal and honest with his friends. Agitator. Reckless and Bold.
Occupation : Carpenter and fisherman merchant. Always armed.
Sign : Aquarius
He was born in the small town of Queriot, south of Jerusalem. Together with the Master he is the only Jew among the "12". He was thirty years old when he joined the group of Jesus. Single.
Physical : leptosomatic type. Height: 1.70 meters. Slim, small head. Aguileña and sharp nose. Bird profile. Pale skin. Imberbe face. Fine black hair
Temperament : schizotymic. He never smiles. He never looks into his eyes when he speaks. Shy and scary. Of little to eat. Paranoid profile, distrustful of everyone and everything.
Personality : educated and educated. Meet the sacred Hebrew, the Greek and some Arabic. He is serious in all his approaches. It lacks a sense of humor. Introverted and unsociable. Nobody likes me. Vengeful and spiteful. Excellent memory. Very suspicious. Great sense of ridicule. He despises women. He suffers hemophobia (fear of blood vision). He was a child spoiled by the mother and rejected by the father. He grew up alone, without friends and built his own world. He was educated in the best rabbinical schools in Jerusalem, but never graduated as a rabbi. The father disinherited him when he learned that he was a follower of John, the Baptist.
Clothing : One of the cleanest and cleanest disciples. It appears armed, either with gladius or with sica.
Occupation : Aspires to enter the ranks of the Zealots. Believe in a liberating, political and social Messiah.
Sign : Gemini.
2. THE ORDINATION
On January 12 of the year 27 the disciples could begin to be considered as the representatives of the Son of Man on Earth. Before the ordination Jesus spoke to the twelve who were around him. The time has come ... I wish to proclaim to you my ambassadors ... My brothers ... the hour of the kingdom has come ... I have brought you here so you can feel the presence of Abba up close ... From today you will be different ... I want you to proclaim my message faithfully ... Jesus told the twelve mortals who had just heard his statement about the kingdom, to kneel in a circle around him. Then, the Master put his hands on the head of each apostle, beginning with Judas Iscariot and ending with Andrew. When you return dear Judas, your dignity will be restored ... When you return dear Tomás, you will be the prophet ... When you return dear Jacobo, you will be ... When you return dear Judas, you will knot the pacts ... When you return, dear Simon, nothing will remain hidden ... When you return, dear Matthew, the world will be of the Father ... When I return, dear Bartholomew, the valuable will float with the naked eye ... When I return, dear Felipe, I will have won forever ... When I return, dear Santiago ... When I return, dear Juan the world will be anchored in the Light .. When I return, dear Pedro, you will precede me. When I return, dear Andres, there will be no words, no explanations. When I return, dear Messenger (I propose that each reader appropriate this order), the night will retreat and I will be revered as the Divine. Now, my friends, you are no longer like the others ... Now you are ambassadors of an invisible and winged kingdom ... You must behave as such ... You are like those wonderful beings who know that they know the glory of the Father, and yet they renounce it, and come to help of the creatures of time and space ... Some of the things that I am about to reveal you will seem hard ... It is the law of the new kingdom: nothing is achieved by sleeping ... Soon I will send you to remove the blindfold from the eyes of the world ... Listen to my message: Fear out! ... He who does the will of the Father will never walk in darkness again. When you find my children afflicted, speak with encouragement and tell them: Blessed are those who know how to read the rainbow, because they are on the road ... The Master began this important speech by calling attention to four attitudes of faith, as a prelude to the description below. of his four transcendental and supreme reactions of paternal love, in contrast to the limitations of simple fraternal love. Then, Jesus continued to instruct his disciples on how to achieve the main objective of all human struggles - perfection - and even divine achievement. He always recommended: “Be perfect as your Father who is in heaven is perfect. It may be noted that the beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount are based on faith and love, and not on the law - on ethics and duty.
3. THE CONSECRATION
Jesus dedicated the Sabbath following his apostles, returning to the highlands where he had ordained them. There, after a long personal message of encouragement, beautifully moving, he undertook the solemn act of the consecration of the twelve. That Saturday afternoon, Jesus gathered the apostles around him, on the hillside, and placed them in the hands of his heavenly Father as preparation for the day. He would be forced to leave them alone in the world. Jesus addressed each of the apostles and while placing his hands on his head, he repeated the following formula of consecration to the will of the Father: Father , receive me! I consecrate myself now and forever. Father, receive me! I consecrate my will to yours, even if I don't understand. Father, receive me! I know you inhabit me. I kneel and proclaim your beautiful (merged beauty and intelligence) Take me by the hand
4. THE COMMUNION
They were gathered to celebrate Passover, an institution dating back even from a period before Moses and referring to the time when their ancestors were slaves in Egypt. Old Easter commemorated the departure of their parents from a state of racial slavery to another of individual freedom; now, the Master instituted a new commemorative supper as a symbol of the new dispensation in which the enslaved individual emerges from the captivity of ceremonialism and selfishness, and passes to the Spiritual joy of fraternity and the community of children by faith, released, belonging to the living God. In instituting this dinner of remembrance, the Master resorted, as always to custom, to the parables and symbols. From the upper room to which the man of the centaro, who typifies Aquarius, led the disciples, and in which the first communion service was performed. Jesus gives a new commandment there: What do you love one another as I have loved you. The Master addressed some words to each of the disciples.
Juan, you started with us with a strong and intolerant mind. But you have changed a lot since you begged me to bring fire from heaven against the ignorant and thoughtless nonbelievers. And you still have to change more. You have to become the apostle of the new commandment that I have given you tonight. Dedicate your life to teaching your brothers to love each other as I have loved you. Learn to love your brothers more, 'Jesus replied simply. - when you learn to love your Father from heaven first and when you become truly interested in the well-being of all of them .., in time and in eternity. And all this human interest is favored with generous service, with understanding, with sympathy and with unlimited forgiveness. No man will despise your youth. But I urge you to always give due consideration to the fact that old age normally represents experience. And nothing in the affairs of man can replace the authentic experience. Strive to live peacefully with all men. Especially with your friends in the brotherhood of the celestial kingdom. And always remember, Juan: don't fight with the souls that could win the kingdom.
SimÃn dedicates your life, to show how acceptably mortal man can fulfill my precept concerning the simultaneous recognition of temporal duty to civil powers and spiritual service in the brotherhood of the kingdom. If you are taught by the Spirit of Truth, there will never be a conflict between the obligations imposed by the citizens of the Earth and those of being children of heaven.
Leví, I loved you as I loved these other Galileans. Knowing very well then that neither the Father nor the Son takes people into account, see not making those distinctions between those who become believers in the gospel through your ministry. And so, Matthew, dedicate your entire life of future service to show men that God does not take into account the position of people. That, in the sight of the Father in the brotherhood of the kingdom, all humans are equal, all are children of God. ”
Santiago, when the new teacher comes, let me show you the balance of compassion and that kind tolerance that comes from the sublime trust in me and in perfect submission to the Father's will. Dedicate your life to show human affection and divine dignity combined. And all who live like this will reveal the gospel, even in the form of their death.
Andrés, dedicate the rest of your life to promoting the practical aspects of fraternal love. Be kind to my brothers in the flesh. He expresses a loving and impartial devotion to the Greeks of the west and Abner, of the east. Although these, my apostles, will soon be scattered throughout the four corners of the Earth to proclaim the good news of salvation, you must hold them together during the coming test time. At that time you must learn to believe in this gospel without my personal presence. And so, Andrés, although the great tasks that men see do not fall on you, be content to be the teacher and advisor of those who do them.
Alpheus Twins, Dedicate your life to magnify the trivial tasks. Show all men and angels how cheerful and brave the mortal man can become. And after your time in the service of God, return to the labors of days gone by. If, for the moment, you see your work completed in the foreign affairs of the kingdom, return to the daily tasks. And do it with the new light of the experience of knowing you children of God. To you, who have worked with me, everything has become sacred. All earthly labor has become a service to God the Father.
Nathanael, you have learned to live above prejudices and practice increasing tolerance, since you became my apostle. But there is still much to learn. You have been a blessing to your companions, always admonished with your sincerity. You must learn that even the expression of a good thought has to be modulated according to the intellectual level and spiritual development of the listener. Sincerity is most useful in the tasks of the kingdom when it marries discretion.
Thomas You have often lacked faith. However, despite those moments of doubt, you have never lacked courage. Dedicate your life to the great work of showing how the material critical mind can triumph over the inertia of intellectual doubt, when faced with the demonstration of the manifestation of living truth.
Pedro, Your years of such a strong association with me have not helped you enough to think before speaking… How many problems you have given us for your thoughtlessness and for your presumptuous confidence in yourself! And you are destined to create many more if you do not master that weakness. You know that, despite that defect, your brothers love you. And you must also understand that this weakness in no way diminishes my affection for you. But you detract from efficiency and multiply your problems ...
5. THE CONFIRMATION
El 21 de abril del año 30 Jesús se apareció a los apóstoles en el lago y podría decirse que, con las palabras que dirigió a cada uno, los confirmaría en su fe.
Juan ¿me amas? Entonces, renuncia a tu intolerancia y aprende a amar a los hombres como yo te he amado. Consagra tu vida a demostrar que el amor es lo más grande del mundo. Es el amor de Dios quien conduce a los hombres a la salvación. El amor es la bondad espiritual y la esencia de la verdadera belleza.
Pedro, si me amas, alimenta a mis corderos…No escatimes tu ministerio a los débiles, a los pobres ni a los jóvenes. Predica el evangelio sin temor ni preferencias. No olvides que Dios no hace excepciones. Sirve a tus contemporáneos como yo te serví. Perdona a los hombres como yo te he perdonado. Deja que la experiencia te demuestre el valor de la meditación y el poder de la reflexión inteligente. Si me amas realmente, cuida bien de mis ovejas. Sé un buen pastor para mi rebaño. No traiciones la confianza que tengo en ti. No te dejes sorprender por el enemigo. Debes estar siempre vigilante. ¡Vela y reza! Si me amas verdaderamente ¡Alimenta mis ovejas!… ¡No abandones el rebaño! ¡Sirve de ejemplo e inspiración a todos tus compañeros pastores!… ¡Ama al rebaño como yo te he amado! ¡Conságrale toda tu felicidad, como yo lo hice contigo! ¡Y sígueme!… ¡Sígueme hasta el fin!
Andrés, si tienes confianza en mí, ten más confianza en tus hermanos y, sobre todo, en Pedro… Antaño te encomendé su dirección. Ahora es preciso que les des confianza, en tanto que yo te dejo para ir hacia el Padre. Cuando tus hermanos se dispersen como consecuencia de las persecuciones, sé un sabio y previsor consejero para Santiago, mi hermano por la sangre, ya que tendrá que soportar una pesada carga, que su experiencia no le permite llevar. Después sigue teniendo confianza. ¡No te faltaré! Y al fin vendrás junto a mí.
Santiago, si es cierto que tienes confianza en mí, deberías ser menos impaciente con tus hermanos… Si de verdad deseas disfrutar de mi confianza, esto te ayudará a ser mejor para con la hermandad de los creyentes. Aprende a pensar en las consecuencias de tus palabras y actos. Recuerda que la cosecha es obra de la siembra. Reza por la tranquilidad de espíritu y cultiva la paciencia. Con fe viva, estas gracias te sostendrán cuando llegue la hora de beber la copa del sacrificio. No temas nunca. Cuando hayas acabado en la Tierra vendrás a morar junto a mí.
Tomás, si quieres servirme, sirve a tus hermanos mortales como yo te he servido. No te canses de obrar en este sentido y persevera, puesto que has recibido la ordenación de Dios para este servicio de amor. Al terminar en la Tierra servirás conmigo en la gloria. Tomás, tienes que dejar de dudar. ¡Acrecienta tu fe y tu conocimiento de la Verdad! Si lo deseas, cree en Dios como un niño, pero no actúes infantilmente… ¡Ten valor! ¡Sé fuerte en la fe y en el reino de Dios!
Bartolomé si me amas de todo corazón, asegúrate de trabajar por el bienestar de mis hermanos terrestres. Une la amistad a tus consejos y añade el amor a la filosofía. Sirve a tus contemporáneos como yo serví. Sé fiel a los hombres, lo mismo que he velado por ti. No seas crítico y espera menos de algunos hombres. Así, tu decepción será menor. Al término de tu trabajo en la Tierra servirás arriba, conmigo.
Felipe, si quieres obedecerme, ve al país de los gentiles y proclama el evangelio. Los profetas han dicho que más vale obedecer que sacrificar. Por la fe, conociendo a Dios, eres un hijo del reino. Sólo hay una ley a observar: difundir el evangelio. ¡Deja de temer a los hombres! ¡No te asuste predicar la buena nueva de la vida eterna a tus semejantes que languidecen en las tinieblas y que tienen sed de luz y de verdad! No te ocupes más del dinero, ni de las provisiones. Desde ahora, al igual que tus hermanos, eres libre para extender la buena nueva. Te precederé y acompañaré hasta el final.
Mateo, si quieres obedecerme, ve a enseñar a todos los pueblos el evangelio del reino. No proporcionarás a tus hermanos las cosas materiales de la vida. Sin embargo proclamarás la buena nueva de la salud y de la salvación espiritual. A partir de ahora, no tendrás otro objetivo que ejecutar el mandamiento de predicar este evangelio del reino del Padre. Igual que yo he seguido en la Tierra la voluntad del Padre, tú cumplirás también tu misión divina. Acuérdate que judíos y gentiles son ambos tus hermanos. No tengas temor de ningún hombre cuando proclames las verdades salvadoras del evangelio del reino de los cielos. Allí donde yo voy, tú vendrás pronto.
Jacobo y Judas, creéis en mí. Sois mis discípulos y siempre lo seréis. Seguid creyendo cuando haya partido y recordad siempre vuestra asociación conmigo. Incluso cuando regreséis a vuestro antiguo trabajo. No dejéis jamás que el cambio de labor influya en vuestra obediencia. Tened fe en Dios hasta el fin de vuestros días terrestres. No olvidéis que sois hijos de Dios por la fe y que todo trabajo honrado es sagrado para el reino. Nada de cuanto haga un hijo de Dios puede ser ordinario. Por lo tanto, haced ahora vuestro trabajo como si fuera para Dios. Cuando hayáis acabado en este mundo, tengo otros mejores, donde trabajaréis también para mí. En esta obra, en éste y otros mundos, trabajaré con vosotros y mi espíritu vivirá en vosotros.
6. LA EVANGELIZACION
Los apóstoles estuvieron escondidos durante cuarenta días. El 18 de mayo resultó ser la fiesta judía de Pentecostés, y miles de visitantes de todas las partes del mundo se encontraban en Jerusalén. Era la fiesta del quincuagésimo día después de la Pascua, era la gran fiesta del bautismo, el momento en que se aceptaban a aquellos gentiles que deseaban servir a Yahvé, pero a partir de este día significaría la venida del Espíritu de la Verdad sobre los apóstoles. Seis apóstoles participaron en el primer discurso de evangelización: Pedro, Andrés, Santiago, Juan, Felipe y Mateo. Hablaron durante más de hora y media, y expresaron sus mensajes en griego, hebreo y arameo, diciendo incluso algunas palabras en otras lenguas que conocían un poco. Parte del evangelio de Juan, así como otros que circularon entre los fieles de las Iglesias conformadas, se sustentaron en las notas y recuerdos que llegara a escribir Andrés en torno a las enseñanzas, sucesos y pensamientos de Jesucristo. Tras una intensa predicación por tierras de Armenia, Asia Menor y Macedonia, Andrés fue detenido y crucificado en Patras. Y cuentan sus amigos que tardó dos días en morir.
Bartolomé nunca quiso enredarse en jerarquías ni estructuras. Predicó y llevó el legado de Jesús hasta el oriente, sin atarse a las humanas disciplinas de iglesias o leyes.
Mateo llevó la palabra hacia el norte. Fue visto en Siria, Capadocia, Galatia y Tracia donde, según su fiel Isador fue ejecutado. Aunque las notas y recuerdos sobre la vida del Hijo de Dios, que sirvieron para la confección del evangelio que lleva su nombre, estaban con su puño y letra, la redacción en griego es cosa de su alumno Isador que, modestamente, silenció su identidad.
Tomás eligió el camino del apostolado individual. Durante años viajó por el norte de Africa, Chipre, Sicilia y Creta, bautizando en el nombre de Jesús. Los romanos le alcanzaron cuando predicaba en Malta y allí mismo fue sentenciado y ejecutado. Felipe partió hacia las tierras de Samaria, proclamando el evangelio entre los impuros. Su esposa fue otra digna propagadora de la verdad, permaneciendo con gran valor y audacia al pie de la cruz en la que fue ejecutado. Lea, la hija mayor de Felipe, llegaría a ser la célebre profetisa de Hierápolis.
Santiago A la muerte de Santiago, Juan rescató a la viuda haciéndola su esposa de acuerdo con las leyes judías. Una de sus nietas cuidó de él hasta sus últimos días.
Pedro fue quien dio el discurso inaugural y los lideró como grupo. Aunque Matías ocupó el puesto dejado por Judas Iscariote, el que verdaderamente fue un apóstol más de Jesucristo fue Juan Marcos.
Juan Marcos hijo de María y Elías Marcos en cuya casa se celebró la última cena, tendría unos doce o trece años en el año 30, de cabeza rapada y acusadas ojeras, seguía las enseñanzas y gestos del Maestro con interés y devoción. Fue Juan Marcos quien puso por escrito la primera, más corta y sencilla de las historias en torno a las señales y vida pública del Maestro. Siendo muy joven, Juan Marcos se unió a Pedro y posteriormente a Pablo. El evangelio fue concluido treinta y ocho años después de la muerte y resurrección de Jesucristo. La quinta y última parte del evangelio se perdió y otras manos insensatas cubrieron dicha laguna con añadidos.
7. LA CONVERSION
Simón Pedro inauguró una nueva religión, basada en un Cristo resucitado y glorioso. Más tarde el Apóstol Pablo transformaría el evangelio en el Cristianismo: una religión a la que incorporaría sus propios pensamientos teológicos.
Pablo de Tarso fue un activo perseguidor de los cristianos bajo la influencia de los fariseos. De hecho él fue de los que participó y asintió en la ejecución de San Esteban, el primer mártir del cristianismo, quien fue víctima de lapidación no como consecuencia de la barbarie de la multitud, sino como cumplimiento de una ejecución judicial, pues Saulo contaba con la venia de Roma. In the year 36, on his way to Damascus, he had a vision and converted to Christianity. Cuando Saúl de Tarso contempló la gloria del Señor, se trasformó en Pablo, el Apóstol, y mientras se esforzaba por alcanzar la luz escribió la Epístola a los Hebreos. Hijo de hebreos y descendiente de la tribu de Benjamín, en su adolescencia es enviado a Jerusalén, donde estudió con el famoso rabino Gamaliel . He had a much greater education than the humble fishermen who were the first apostles of Christ.
Lucas, por su parte, era médico de Antioquía, fue un gentil convertido al cristianismo por Saulo. Esto sucedió diecisiete años después de la muerte de Jesús. Lucas fue recogiendo muchas de las enseñanzas de su Maestro Pablo concibiendo la idea de escribir tres libros en torno a Jesús y al Cristianismo. Una vez muerto Pablo, Lucas se entregó a la tarea de redactar la vida de Jesucristo, tal y como Pablo se la había relatado. La muerte le sorprendió en Acaya cuando estaba a punto de concluir el segundo de estos libros conocido como Los Hechos de los Apóstoles. El evangelio de Lucas, es por tanto, el evangelio según Pablo. La iglesia cristiana ha distorsionado de tal manera esa misión y pervertido tan impíamente la intención para la cual Él Se manifestó originalmente. Comenzando con San Pablo, los teólogos interpretaron Sus palabras de tal manera que sirvieron de puente entre el futuro espiritual del mundo y la dispensación judía, que ya debió haber desaparecido. Tan efectivo ha sido su trabajo que las enseñanzas del amoroso y simple Hijo de Dios fueron ampliamente ignoradas; el fracaso del cristianismo puede atribuirse a su trasfondo judío (acentuado por San Pablo), que lo convirtió en propaganda, en vez de acción amorosa, que enseñó el sacrificio de la sangre, en vez del servicio amoroso, que resaltaba la existencia de un Dios iracundo que únicamente podía ser aplacado por la muerte, y que incluía las amenazas del Jehová del Antiguo Testamento, en la enseñanza cristiana sobre el fuego infernal.
Tomado del libro Caballo de Troya 9, el que a su vez bebe en las fuentes del Libro de Urantia .