Neville Goddard Lecture, Christmas-Man’s Birth as GOD

Christmas, Man’s Birth as GOD

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“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The Word became flesh and dwells in us.” (John 1) Our physical birth is God’s incarnation, for incarnation signifies the assumption by a divine being of human or animal form. When you were born your little human form was assumed by God. Christmas marks the departure from God’s incarnation and your birth as God. There are two births: one when God assumes your human form and the other when you assume the divine form as God! The first birth is from below, while the second birth – called Christmas – is from above. Every child born of woman is God incarnate, or the child could not be aware that he is. His consciousness is God’s incarnation. The world, not knowing this, celebrates the wrong event; for Christmas is when man becomes conscious of being God. Here are a few paradoxes which disturb many people. All of these are actual quotes or interpretations of a quote: “I shall no longer speak to you in figures, but tell you plainly of the Father.” “I came out from the Father and came into the world.

Again I am leaving the world and going to the Father.” “I and my Father are one.” “I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.” “When you see me, you have seen the Father.” “He who you call God, he is my Father, but I know my Father and you know not your God.” “Show us the Father. If you knew me you would not ask, for no one can know me in the true sense and not know God, for He and I are inseparable.” Who is the father who is one with his son, yet greater than he? Can he be the son of God, yet God the Father? And how can I ever know that I and my Father are one? Let us try to solve these strange contradictions. In the last chapter of the Book of Revelation, God says: “I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star.” God is the root, the source, the cause of all life. He is the father of David, yet his offspring! As the source God is David’s father, called Jesse or I AM. As the offspring David is called the son of God. The prophet Samuel spoke to David, saying: “God declared that when your days are fulfilled, and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your son after you who will come forth from your body. I will be his father and he shall be my son.” (II Samuel 7) Here we see that the root and the offspring are one.

 I (the root of David) am the cause of all life. In spite of that I come out of David, recognize him and say: “Thou art my son, today I have begotten thee.” As God the Father, I assume the limitations of the flesh; and using one who is a man after my heart and will do all my will, I become conscious of being a rich man, a poor man, a beggar, and a thief, until David reveals me as his father. “I came to do the will of my Father yet I am the Father, for God the Father and the Son of God is one I AM.” There is only God in the world. As the father God created a perfect play. As the son God plays all the parts. As the son God is restricted in his activities. But when the drama is finished God leaves the world of Caesar – greatly expanded – and returns to himself, the Father. As the son God suffers. Ask a man who is suffering and he will answer, I am! That’s the Father, who has become incarnate by assuming human form. When the play is over for him, God will leave the world as the son, to return to the kingdom of heaven as the Father. In our mystery this event is called Christmas. Your entrance into this world is God’s incarnation. His departure occurs when his promise to himself is fulfilled in you and you experience a wonderful series of mystical events. Like Paul, I pray that those who believe my message of salvation will know it is true; that the name I gave them for God is not mere poetry, but fact – that you are the Father. I have told them what happened in me. Grant them to know it is true. I am sure my departure will quicken the pace for those who have heard, accepted, and believed my words.

Now, a gentleman wrote, saying: “I fell asleep and dreamed I was reading the newspaper, looking at a full-page advertisement for Western Airlines. They were announcing their new P.D. system, which would eliminate all passenger congestion when boarding the plane. Suddenly the page became animated and I am in the picture, grinning from ear to ear as I awoke.” In his letter he wondered why the initials P.D. He thought the D could be for departure, but could not understand the P. although he used the word “plan” throughout his letter. Everything contains within itself the capacity for symbolic significance. This gentleman is in advertising so naturally, in the dream he is looking at an ad. In this modern world we have planes which take man from earth to the skies and bring him back again. But this is a plan of transportation. In the Book of Ephesians, we read: “He has made known unto us the mystery of his will in all wisdom and insight according to his purpose which he set forth as a plan in Christ for the fullness of time to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.” My friend called it the departure. This does not necessarily mean that he goes tonight or in the next forty years. To me as the interpreter of the dream it means that he has finished the journey. Like Paul, the time for his departure has come. He has fought the good fight. He has finished the race and kept the faith. Henceforth, there is laid up for him the crown of righteousness.

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