Ascension - Ascending and Descending | DIGITAL AUDIO
From the Spiritual Discourses of Rev Mario Schoenmaker
Without the Ascension, it is impossible to understand the second coming of Christ. The Ascension is not just a singular event. It is intimately connected with the descent of the Holy Spirit, and with what is known as the second coming.
Written and spoken by Rev Mario Schoenmaker in May 1990
ICA Press, second edition May 2009
54 minutes | MP3 audio download | 50MB
On a Sunday evening, Reverend Mario would like to sit down with his students in his chapel at The Centre in Caulfield, Melbourne. In that setting, he would speak to them about many matters which are pertinent to the Christian esoteric life. From November 1989 through to September 1990 he gave what is known as the Spiritual Discourses. During these evenings he presented foundational principles of esoteric knowledge to his students, although there is nothing basic about the way Reverend Mario gives this. Each discourse is very pertinent, up-to-date teaching about the spiritual state of the world and the human being of this present time.
I am here to teach you wisdom; wisdom about the Gods, about the hierarchy, about the brotherhood to which I belong, about the esoteric teachings down the ages, about things belonging to the future, and about our practical application - for spiritual truth, unless it is practical, is not spiritual truth.
In this discourse, Rev Mario explores the usage of the original Greek word for “ascend” (anabaino) and “descend” (katabaino) as they are used throughout the Bible. In the process he explains the work of the angels, the Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Difference, and the new visibility of Christ’s risen presence in this present age
To teach us what the Bible means by the Holy Spirit, Rev Mario explores the Virgin Birth, as described in Matthew and Luke, the ladder of ascending and descending angels in Genesis, the Ascension of Jesus as witnessed by the disciples, the angel who descends and troubles the water at the pool of Bethsaida, the visit of the Greeks to Jesus just prior to his going to the cross – and the link between being glorified, disappearing from view and the Ascension.
After that, even clairvoyantly, the spirit of Christ could not be seen. But now, he has come with the clouds (nephele); clothing himself in the etheric and has become perceptible to a few …
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Ascension, Pentecost, Holy Spirit, Second Coming of Christ, Clairvoyant Perception of Christ, Spiritual Festivals.
Spiritual Discourse Series
Ascension - Ascending and Descending
Ascension - The Ascension
Journey Through the Spiritual Worlds - In Sleep and in Death
Preparing for your Next Life - With the Help of the Angels
When Spirit is Willing but Flesh is Weak