The Teacher prays and God answers – Lord and Prince of the Seven Steps – Stand firm
in the knowledge of God – Take no title or position – God’s promise to take the Teacher
home – God’s indignation against the Fallen One – “For you war not against flesh
and blood” – Words of Isaiah to be fulfilled – “Despair not, for I shall be with
1 Now on a certain day stood the Teacher praying, and the Spirit of the Lord descended
and the voice of the Lord spoke unto him, saying:
2 “Be still that you may hear, incline your heart unto me and I will teach you,
for my words shall be unto you as a light that never fails, and upon your heart shall
the instructions of the Lord be sealed;
3 That you may know of a surety, the purposes of the Lord your God, for in the knowledge
of the Lord shall your soul be preserved; in great wisdom shall there be found refuge.
4 For this I speak unto you for your learning: Behold, you are Azrael, Lord and
Prince of the Seven Steps, Protector of the Keep. Surely, you are become even as
a son unto the Most High God.
5 For in the beginning did he call forth from the heavenly hosts one mighty and
strong, and even the God of Heaven did anoint you with most precious oil, sweet and
fragrant, and ordained that you should come forth in the day of tribulation to lift
up that which was fallen and to repair that which is cast down.
6 Therefore, fear not what men shall say unto you, for whosoever receives you shall
I also receive in the kingdom of God and whosoever shall fight against you to do
evil, even him shall I bring to account.
7 Therefore, stand firm in the knowledge of the Lord your God and none shall bring
you to harm, for I shall be unto you as a shield in the day of trouble; as a strong
defense shall I become when evil shall press hard upon you to destroy.
8 Yet, be you humble before me and give ear, that I may seal instruction upon your
heart. Hear now the words which I speak unto you this day.
9 Take not to yourself position or title which the children of men shall desire
to give you. Take neither power nor authority over the children of promise except
as it shall be expedient in me.
10 For I have established you to teach the children of men the way of holiness;
a teacher of heavenly things shall you ever be. For, behold, in the kingdom of Heaven
shall you find to your greater joy a fullness of reward; for God, even the Father
and Mother of All, shall be your inheritance.
11 And when your days are completed to do all which the Father has set before you
to do, then shall he gather you unto himself that he might set you on high. And all
they who shall be diligent to do as you shall teach, even they shall inherit the
fullness of their Father’s glory.
12 Only be faithful unto the Lord your God; be humble before me and I shall lead
you by the hand, that you may remain spotless before the children of men.
13 But this I speak unto you also: Behold, the indignation of my power waxes hot
against the Fallen One, for he did whisper deceit unto my chosen, to violate the
order of Heaven, to cover sin, to strike with the fist of wickedness against the
oath and covenant thereof.
14 Therefore I shall give unto you both power and authority to war against my adversary.
And as you did in the beginning, you shall bind him up in the darkness and cast him
from the earth, that there should be no place found for him among the children of
15 For you war not according to the flesh as the children of men suppose, but against
dominions, principalities, powers, and the sensibilities of the flesh which seek
to consume the wicked in the fulfillment of their lusts.
16 Therefore war mightily against the designs of the Fallen One, that the kingdom
of Heaven might come down to the earth. In that day shall the hosts of Zion sing:
‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them and they
shall be his people, and he shall be their God.’
17 And God shall wipe away every tear from their eyes. Behold, thus saith the Lord,
the former things shall pass away. Behold, I will make all things new again.
18 In that day shall the words spoken by Isaiah be fulfilled; that day shall the
wolf and the lamb dwell together in peace, and the leopard shall lie down with the
goat, the calf and the young lion shall frolic side by side, and a little child shall
lead them in safety.
19 The cow and the bear shall graze upon the verdant hills, their young ones shall
rejoice together, and the lion shall lay in peace beside the ox.
20 And the nursing child shall play safely by the cobra’s hole, and the weaned child
shall put forth his hand into the viper’s den without harm.
21 They shall neither hurt nor destroy in all my habitations, saith the Lord of
Hosts, for the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord, even as the
waters cover the face of the deep.
22 In that day shall the deaf hear the words from out of this book, and the eyes
of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness shall the weary be led
forth. The lame shall leap for joy, and all they who were forgotten aforetime shall
23 The humble of the Lord shall increase their joy, and the poor of many nations
shall rejoice to see their Father, for he shall plead their cause. The captive shall
he set at liberty; the foundations of peace shall he establish forever.
24 For the terrible one shall be brought to nothing, in great darkness shall the
scornful one be bound, and there shall be none to fear him.
25 Therefore, thus saith the Lord, even he who shall redeem Zion, behold, the children
of men shall surely see the wonders of the Lord of Hosts. Before the works of my
hand shall the nations marvel. Before the temple of the Lord shall they reverence
the Holy One.
26 And all those who have erred in spirit will come to an understanding, and those
who murmur shall learn the doctrine of Emmanuel, even the Only Begotten.”
27 Now when the Lord had finished speaking, there came a stillness and a voice from
Heaven spoke unto the Teacher to comfort him, saying: “Despair not, my son, at the
task which I have set before you, for I shall be with you even till the end of your
28 For unto you shall my ear attend, to give answer to your prayers, and whatsoever
you ask of me in righteousness shall I give unto you.
29 Behold, I will not leave you comfortless, for my Spirit shall ever abide with
you in times of trouble. Therefore take hope, for you are Azrael, the strong and
the mighty one. What can man do unto you? For into your hands have I placed all the
keys of the kingdom.”