Neville Goddard Lecture, Come O Blessed

Come O Blessed

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At times I discover that I take too much for granted. Just because I read scripture all day, I‘m inclined to believe most people do – and they don‘t. Yesterday a doctor who has been coming here for quite a while came to see me, and I realized that I had not made myself clear; so tonight I shall try to make this a very practical lecture, yet you will find it profoundly spiritual. In the 25th chapter of the Book of Matthew, you will read the words: ―Come O blessed of my Father and inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.‖ Now, this entire chapter is made up of one parable after the other. It begins with the ten wise and foolish virgins. Then the story is told of the talents and their use or misuse, followed by this statement: ―I was hungry and you gave me food, thirsty and you gave me drink. I was naked and you clothed me, a stranger and you received me. I was in prison and sick and you visited me.‖ Surprised that they are invited to inherit the kingdom prepared for them before the foundation of the world, they said to him: ―When did we find you hungry and give you food, thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothed you? And when did we see you sick and imprisoned and visited you?‖ And he replied: ―As you did it to the least of one of these, you did it unto me.‖ Now, the world is looking for some external Christ, someone on the outside. Suppose right now someone in this community announces that Jesus Christ, an external being, is present. Do you know that the entire social world would turn itself over for the privilege of entertaining him? There would be quite a battle in the social world for the honor of giving him a piece of bread or a glass of water, to touch or talk to him, because they are looking for the wrong Christ. ―Truly, I say to you, as you do it to one of the least of these, you do it unto me.‖ If you had the chance to do something for Christ, wouldn‘t you jump at the opportunity?

Well, every time you do anything to anyone in this world, you are doing it to Christ. Believe me, for he cannot come from without, as he is within you! As William Blake said: ―Awake! Awake you sleepers in the land of shadows, wake! Expand, I am in you, and you in me, mutual in love divine: I am not a God afar off, I am a brother and friend; Within your bosoms I reside, and you reside in me; Lo! We are One;‖ But man, not believing it, turns down the valleys dark, looking for some external God who will save him. So I said to my friend, the doctor: Whenever you are able to help the people who come into your office, you are serving Christ. For you see, Christ comes disguised. Sometimes he is wearing a black mask, or a white one, a yellow or a pink one and sometimes a sick one. Now, scripture makes no mention of any time when Jesus was sick, yet he makes the statement: ―When I was sick you visited me.‖ And although he does not state that he was thirsty, there is one record where he asked for a drink, and when the woman of Samaria said: ―You, a Jew, talk to me, a Samarian? Jews do not talk to Samarians.‖ Then Jesus explained the difference between the two waters saying: ―If you had asked me, I would have given you living water so that you would never thirst.‖ Now, for the first time Jesus reveals who he really is, and it‘s to a woman. When she said: ―I know the Messiah is coming and when he comes he will lead us into all things‖ he replied: ―I who talk to you am he.‖ His first revelation is to a woman, and it‘s to a woman that he first appears in the end. It is a bond that unfolds in this world. So if you will do anything to anyone believing you are really doing it to Christ, you will be amazed what will happen in your world! Now let me share with you two stories that were waiting for me when I returned from Barbados recently. This gentleman said: ―A co-worker and I have lunch almost every day together. For some time he spent the entire lunch period telling me about his financial problems, and although I appeared to be interested, I really wasn‘t, and wondered to myself how he could possibly believe the things he was telling me. After hearing the same stories over and over again, I decided that indifference was not the answer, and I must do something about it, so in February of this year I began to listen with my inner ear. I began to hear him tell me he had more than enough money with plenty to spare. In May he told me he came into an inheritance.

He didn‘t say how much, but the first thing he did was to buy himself a cabin cruiser that sleeps four. Then he sent his oldest son off to college, made extensive repairs on his home, bought himself a new wardrobe and a new car. But more important to me, I discovered that my awareness has power; that indifference is not enough – I have to act!‖ My friend acted and ―As he did it unto one of the least of these, he did it unto me.‖ Then he said: ―Every week I have my hair cut by a certain barber and even though I have moved I continued to go to his shop every Saturday, until one day it was closed. Deciding to look locally, I found a shop with four barbers and sat in the owner‘s chair. Each week, regardless of my request, he would not take off enough of my hair, so, having watched the other barbers, I decided to go to number four.‖ (If you know anything about a barber shop, the number four man is the last one to arrive, and is working his way up to number one.) ―While sitting in his chair, I asked him if he liked barbering and he replied that he loved it and would love to go to an internationally recognized school for barbering. Once I discovered that he really wanted, not to be just a barber, but to be the best barber possible, I began to listen with my inner ear and heard him tell me how he graduated from the school and how much he had learned. And do you know: he not only went to the school but was the top man in his class. Then he bought out the barber, changed the personnel, and even has a receptionist to answer the phones. Now I see him every Saturday at 11:00 A.M. by appointment.‖ Here is a man who saw Christ in one of the least of these and clothed him in his desire, fed his desire, and gave him the living water to drink through the use of his imagination. In this world all kinds of services are needed. What if there were no barbers, only hippies and you had to cut your own hair! Suppose there were no waitresses or ladies who are willing to clean our homes! They are Christ! Each time Doris comes to clean our home, Christ walks through our door. One day she told me of a friend who had an accident. He wasn‘t hurt, but the car was. Then I said: ―Doris, you can always buy a car, but your friend was made by God, so rejoice because he was not injured.‖ Do you know that thought changed her completely? She attends the Catholic church, but was never told that God made her because he loved her

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