The Mary-Martha Principle
Revelation known as the Mary-Martha principle. All true Christians are Marys, learning the mysteries of the Kingdom, and all are Marthas, performing menial tasks. No Christian has the luxury of being only one or the other [Oppsal, Oslo, Norway].
1. Give thanks to God in all things, rejoicing in each task which He giveth unto thee, murmuring not, nor complaining;
2. For he who hath a joyful heart filled with praise soweth much Light in himself and shall become a saviour unto many (Obad.1:21) through the medium of this Light.
3. All things unto Me are spiritual, saith the Lord, so whether ye praise Me when ye are about menial tasks, or when ye are proclaiming Me, it mattereth not, for in both ye are cultivating the Light.
4. Do ye suppose that ye can only be about God's work when ye are witnessing or when ye are about that which ye call "spiritual"?
5. For behold, whether ye do the work of Mary or of Martha it mattereth not (Lk.10:38-42), for when ye are in the service of your fellow man, ye are in the service of your God.
6. Every woman is a Mary and a Martha, for she is both a teacher of righteousness and a Keeper of the Temple.
Administer the Word and Hospitality
7. She shall both administer the Word and administer hospitality and comfort, for this is her nature which I, the Lord, created.
8. And every man also is a minister of the Word and the bather of feet, for he shall perform the greatest and the least labours in the Kingdom, and be sanctified by both.
9. The Light abideth in all things and in all movement, saith the Lord, and is both your Master and your Servant, even as I, the Lord, am Master and Servant.
10. Ye cannot be a Mary wihout being a Martha, nor a Martha without being a Mary if ye would seek the fullness of the Firstborn.
Despise No Work of Righteousness
11. Therefore let none despise the works of Martha or envy the works of Mary, for all shall arise into them by-the-by.
12. And there is a portion of Mary and Martha in all men also, therefore do ye the works of Mary and Martha or ye can in no wise inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. Comprehend ye this?
13. Nay, for ye have been blinded by your traditions and have created an order after your own leanings, though in much ye have been right.
14. Thus saith the Lord: ye who are set apart and consecrated for the Kingdom must learn pure doctrine or else ye can in no wise arise in your endowments in Christ.
Kings and Beggars All
15. I have called you to be kings and beggars, teachers and pupils, masters and servants, rulers and subjects, doers and listeners, priests and laymen, the greatest and the least, that ye might know Me even as I am.
16. Ye have the Scriptures but ye have not obeyed them, for each goeth his own way and demandeth his own rights.
17. But unto such cometh nothing, and his fruits shall be emptiness and desolation.
18. Such a one is always seeking but never finding; always repenting, but not unto salvation; always giving, but only that he might receive in return.
19. And some neither seek, nor repent, nor give, and these were never of Me, for they love themselves and are lost.
20. If a man supposeth he is a king, let him become a beggar;
21. If he supposeth that he is a teacher and filled with knowledge and wisdom, let him become a pupil, for no man who is not a disciple can have a Master. And I am the Master.
The Greatest and the Least
22. If a man supposeth that he is a ruler or a Master, let him become a servant and a subject, for ye have but one Master, even the Lord Jesus Christ.
23. And if a man supposeth that he is the greatest, let him become the least;
24. For they who suppose they are the greatest shall be taken down and made into servants, like the angels.
25. But those who suppose they are the least, and are angels unto their fellow man, seeking neither reward nor recognition, shall become the greatest, and sit on the right hand of the Son of God and receive all that the Father hath.
God is Everywhere
26. I am in the Temple, which is the earth, and the Body, and the home, and the tabernacle (body) of man.
27. Enter into the closet, the kitchen, the dining room, the bathroom, the living room, the bedroom, the cellar, the attic, or any other part of that home which is consecrated unto Me, and I am there, and the in works and labours therein.
28. Did ye suppose otherwise? For if there is Light in a man's or woman's heart, then whatsoever he or she doeth, I, the Lord, do also.
29. Are ye teaching the Gospel? I am there with you.
30. Are ye cleaning your homes? I am there with you.
All Godly Tasks are One
31. Verily, verily, all tasks are a compound in one, and one is not without the other, for all the parts of the Body are closely knit together.
32. I, the Lord, despise none of the works of man done in righteousness and for My Name's sake, but have regard for all, and what ye may esteem to be of no worth, I, the Lord, prize.
Be the Servants of All
33. Let all be the servants of all, distaining the works of none, but be willing to do all things for all men.
34. If ye will hearken unto My Spirit and be filled with love one for another, then each will do his or her allotted task in each moment.
35. Each man or woman hath his or her own calling; nevertheless, the man shall become female, and the woman male from time to time.
36. And this mystery I shall explain unto you another time. Amen.
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