Why Don’t You Remember Your Past Lives? If what is presented in the above is true, then the question must be posed: Why don’t I know about my past? When Jesus taught the people using the enigma of parables that allegorically concealed what he called the Sacred Secrets of the Kingdom, his disciples who had received all truths revealed to them plainly, asked him: Why do you teach them with parables? What they were asking is why he did not speak plainly to them? And thus, Jesus answered his disciples and explained: “Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand” (Mark 4:11-12 KJV). Those who are “without”, are those who dwell in what Jesus called the “outer darkness” of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) — and because they dwell “without [in the] outer darkness”, they are incapable of perceiving and understanding anything beyond the base vibratory frequencies of the earth. The disciples, on the other hand, had abandoned the ways of this world, and were able to spiritually receive the Knowledge of the Sacred Secrets of the Kingdom. Instead of the word “mystery”, the NIV Bible translates this word the “secret” of the Kingdom of God — i.e., “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding; otherwise they might turn and be forgiven!'” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV).
What does it mean to “turn”? From the perspective of the prodigal son, it is to turn away from the Far Country, and return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination (see GateOfEden.com). In the Gospel accounts, particular attention and importance is placed upon Children, who are often referred to as the “little ones”. It is warned that if we do not “turn about”, and become as little children, we cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven (Mt 18:3; 19:14). In Mark 10:24 Jesus refers to his disciples as children when he explains: “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” (NIV).
If all that was required was to say a prayer accepting Jesus as one’s personal Lord and Savior as modern Christians have been led to believe, then why would the scriptures make reference to “…how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God”? And this is further confirmed in the words of the disciples: “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God” (Acts 14:22 NKJ). And when rightfully understood, these many tribulations are representative of the process of “turning about”, breaking free of the shackles imposed upon man by what Jesus portrayed as the Citizen of this, the Far Country. But if the individual is to even begin to prevail over what Paul portrays as “…the spirit of the ruler of this kingdom”, then they must recognize that whatever is written literally, in like manner is controlled by the god of this world — and they must begin to apply the Key of Knowledge in order to break the CODE that has the power to open their eyes to the inner soul and spiritual meaning of the scriptures that the organic people of this world are blind to.
Jesus did not — and could not — speak openly to those who were “without [in the] outer darkness”, because it would have been impossible for them to comprehend anything beyond the most mundane of earthly perceptions of self and life. Why? It is impossible for the biblical authors to write even the next level above elementary truths literally, because what Jesus portrays as the Citizen of the Far Country “…will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God”. Only those who have “turned about” from the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of this world — and have begun to break free of the shackles imposed upon the thinking and lives of the prodigal sons who remain under the control of the Citizen of the Far Country — possess the capacity to even begin the process that reunites them with their Heavenly Father in the Kingdom. From the perspective of the medical caretakers in the above example of Pearl Harbor after the attack by the Japanese, those who remain under the yoke and shackles of the god of this world, are simply beyond the ability of the spiritual physicians to render assistance. And if they dedicated their time to all, they would lose those who were capable of being helped.
When the second century Epicurean Philosopher Celsus attacked the Church as a “secret system” which taught the inner core a totally different system of beliefs than what was embraced by the common people of the outer congregations (see The Secret Doctrine), the official reply of the Church stated that these doctrines of belief which were cloaked in allegory, were “…preached in the Churches …for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief” (see Origen, Contra Celsum). Why were they portrayed as simpleminded? Because having squandered away their inheritance as portrayed in the parable of the prodigal son, they simply did not possess the mental capacity to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom. In the Church’s reply to the allegations of Celsus, it was correctly explained with respect to those who are portrayed as being too simpleminded to comprehend that: “For there are in the divinity of the Word some helps towards the cure of those who are sick”, meaning the sinners who remained under the yoke of the Citizen of the Far Country. The statement is then clarified when it is further explained that while sinners are by no means invited to “…participation in mysteries, then, and to fellowship in the wisdom hidden in a mystery, which God ordained before the world to the glory of His saints”. Why? Because their thinking, mindset and lifestyle drains them of their inheritance (vital life-force), and they are incapable of utilizing the higher areas of mind and being that must be developed to understand the reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.
To demonstrate the biblical foundation of this great truth in the Church’s reply to Celsus, we can see the same exact message in the assertion of Paul that there were different doctrines — i.e., the “milk” for the carnal believer — the lesser mysteries for the seeker — and the deeper things of the spirit for the genuine Christian — of which the reply was made to Celsus: “Now, in answer to such statements, we say that it is not the same thing to invite those who are sick in soul to be cured, and those who are in health to the knowledge and study of divine things. We, however, keeping both these things in view, at first invite all men to be healed, and exhort those who are sinners to come to the consideration of the doctrines which teach men not to sin, and those who are devoid of understanding to those which beget wisdom, and those who are children to rise in their thoughts to manhood, and those who are simply unfortunate to good fortune, or — which is the more appropriate term to use — to blessedness. And when those who have been turned towards virtue have made progress, and have shown that they have been purified by the word, and have led as far as they can a better life, then and not before do we invite them to participation in our mysteries. ‘For we speak wisdom among them that are perfect’”.
When Jesus explained to his disciples why he taught the multitudes only in parables — i.e., “Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand” (Mark 4:11-12 KJV) — the explanation in the Church’s reply to Celsus explained that: “And if you come to the books written after the time of Jesus, you will find that those multitudes of believers who hear the parables are, as it were, ‘without’, and worthy only of exoteric doctrines, while the disciples learn in private the explanation of the parables. For, privately, to His own disciples did Jesus open up all things, esteeming above the multitudes those who desired to know His wisdom” (Origen Contra Celsum). In other words, those who are “outside” of the spiritual Kingdom were given only the parables and the exoteric doctrines — which doctrines the Apostle calls the “milk intended for babes in Christ” — and only the disciples were able to receive the revelation of the Mysteries of God.
In his famed work De Principiis, the early Church Father Origin explains who can be a recipient of the Mysteries of the Kingdom and the Gospel of God: “Whoever has clean hands, and therefore lifts up holy hands to God… let him come to us… Whoever is pure, not only from all defilement, but from what are regarded as lesser transgressions, let him be boldly initiated into the mysteries of Jesus, which properly are made known only to the holy and the pure… To those who have been purified in heart, he whose soul has for a long time, been conscious of no evil, especially since he yielded himself to the healing of the Word, let such a one hear the doctrines which were spoken in private by Jesus to his genuine disciples”. Why? Because only those who have broken the yoke of the Citizen of the Far Country — and have ceased to squander away their inheritance on what Jesus portrayed as lives of “riotous living” — and had “turned about” from the thinking, mindset and ways of this world — possessed the capacity to be healed, and the ability to begin to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.
When Jesus explained to his disciples: “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” — the reference to being rich, is in fact indicative of the thinking, the mindset and the lifestyle of this world that places mankind under the yoke of the Citizen of the Far Country. Spiritually, many believers of little financial means can qualify as a rich man from a Gospel perspective. In fact, they could have taken a vow of poverty, and if they have embraced the mindset of this world, and possess a great many manmade doctrines of error, it would be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for them to enter the Kingdom of God. In fulfillment of the meaning of the word Ebionite (“poor ones”), the children of the Kingdom are those who fulfill the requirement to be in the world and not of it.
When Jesus replied to why he could only teach the people in parables — i.e., “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you…” — the word translated both mystery and secret, is in fact drawn from the higher reality of what is called Gnosis. And herein lies the problem as seen in the fact that even the concept of Gnosis was condemned and rejected as heresy by the Church of Rome that was controlled by the dictates of Pagan Emperors. And the fact that the Church continues even into the present to cling to the dogma of Pagan Emperors, is the very reason why the modern-day congregation of Christians continue to grope in the “outer darkness” — remaining blind to the true meaning of the scriptures. With respect to the above warning of Jesus, in the parable of the Sower and the Seed Jesus warned: “And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13 KJV). And to put this great biblical truth in the more modern language of the New Living Translation: “But if you can’t understand this story, how will you understand all the others I am going to tell?” And what this means is that if you fail to understand what is conveyed in this parable — and you fail to “turn about” and become what is portrayed in the “good ground” — that it will remain impossible for you to understand any of the teachings of the scriptures or the Secrets of the Kingdom.
Thus, the ruling consciousness of this world which is often allegorically portrayed as Lucifer, Satan and the Devil, inhibits those lost prodigal sons and daughters from knowing the Truth — and possessing any esoteric knowledge of realities higher than that of the mundane physical cares of this world. Because of the dogma imposed upon the Church by the series of Roman Emperors who dictated what doctrines they were permitted to believe, Christians remain totally ignorant of the Laws — and thus, fail to understand the power and dominion of what is portrayed as the Prince of the Right Hand in relation to the prince of the left hand — i.e., in the Homilies of his disciple Clement, the Apostle Peter explains: “For thus from the beginning was a law laid by God, the Creator of all things, on each of the two princes, him of the right hand and him of the left, that neither should have power over any one whom they might wish to benefit or to hurt, unless first he had sat down at the same table with them ….[and]you became servants to the prince of evil, in like manner, if you cease from [sin], and flee for refuge to God through the good Prince of His right hand, honoring Him without sacrifices, by doing whatsoever He wills, know of a truth that not only will your bodies be healed, but your souls also will become healthy. For He only, destroying with His left hand, can quicken with His right; He only can both smite and raise the fallen.” And again Peter explains: “But that this is so, has been said even by the law in the person of God: ‘I will kill, and, I will make alive; I will strike, and I will heal. For, in truth, He kills and makes alive. He kills through the left hand, that is, through the evil one, who has been so composed as to rejoice in afflicting the impious. And he saves and benefits through the right band, that is, through the good one, who has been made to rejoice in the good deeds and salvation of the righteous.”
To sit at the table, is to be a guest of the house — as Jesus stated: “Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed. But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came and urged Him, saying, Send her away, for she cries out after us. But He answered and said, I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then she came and worshiped Him, saying, Lord, help me! But He answered and said, It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs. And she said, Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table“ (Matt 15:21-27 NKJV).
The woman could not sit at the table of the Right Hand, because her lifestyle and the fact that she is portrayed as a dog, caused her to dwell under the dominion and power of the left hand. The word dominion is defined in Dictionary.com as “…the power or right of governing and controlling; sovereign authority” — and that this physical realm belongs to the sovereign authority of the god of this world, is why Peter explained why the Prince of the Right Hand cannot come to the aid of those who have chosen to live under the dominion and power of the prince of the left hand. Moreover, this is why Jesus replied to the Pharisees that the Kingdom of Heaven is within you (see GateOfEden.com ), and that the Kingdom cannot come upon the earth so as to be seen by carnal men. Why? Why can’t the Kingdom come upon the earth as carnal men predict? The higher objective of this world which Jesus portrays as The Far Country, is to evolve and spiritually mature the prodigal sons and daughters to make them Whole and Complete — i.e., Jesus said that “Therefore, you must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt. 5:48). And it is the left hand of God which returns to each person the fruit of their own actions and deeds, that brings about this perfection through the trials and experiences of this world.