"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Monday, September 25, 2017

Path to Perfection: The Light Strips & Consumes

The Light Strips & Consumes
By:  Eric Gajewski
Please keep me in prayer as I have a procedure being done in the next 48 hours.

Man must be purified in order to be inhabited perfectly by the Divine Light.  Much like a child awakens in the morning to the turning on the Light of His Mother so do we Christians pass through this process.  At first, the Light goes on only for a few minutes and the child squints in pain and tries to get accustomed to the Light but seemingly cannot and turns away.  The next day the same process but only this time the Light stays on just a few minutes longer and the child gets more accustomed to this Light with each pass.  The child does not go to bed each night fearing the Light will come on in the morning and thus why should we Christians.  The ultimate goal is to have the “eyes” of the soul wholly stripped and consumed by the Light so that the Light may stay on at all times without any squinting or pain/suffering.  For when in union a soul does not know if it is suffering because it has become One with Love.

We must obey.  As the soul gets more accustomed to the Light there is a higher degree of communication with God.  There also is a higher degree of peace with each passing of Love’s suffering intervals.  It will, at first, hear His Voice, from time to time then more readily as the soul advances.  In union there is constant dialogue with the Beloved.  God must purify in degrees because if He were to reveal Himself to the soul all at once assuredly the man would die to do the glory of God.  It is special work which only the Divine can do.  We cannot choose these special crosses and trials but we must obey and trust.  No longer does God seem to communicate to the soul from without but as the soul advances it becomes quite certain that it is God leading it on this path of pain.   

The Light first strips then consumes this is works as I mentioned in degrees until it is utterly absorbed in God and can retain God without any pain.  As it gains more of God it loses less of itself.   It has vices and impurities uprooted and virtues planted.  But what Farmer does not toil out in the field first before it collects the Harvest?  Resurrection does not come before the Cross just as the darkness did not come before the Light.  Love’s Mountain is dark at the bottom but as a soul ascends it gets closer to the Light up above and thus the pain more acute.  The majority will turn back down the Mountain after feeling the slightest bit of pain but only a few make it to the top in this life.  Nay, at a certain point the soul reaches the point where it sees the Hand that painfully caresses it is the gentle Hand of God which is trying to smooth out the soul which is rough in His Presence.  This life is nothing but the Light going on and off in the morning and how so few will ever arise and make it out of bed.

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