by Alice A. Bailey

Lucis Publishing Company

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Today, humanity stands at a peculiar and unique middle point, between an unhappy past and a future which is full of promise if the reappearance of the Christ is recognised and preparation for His corning is undertaken. The present is full of promise and also full of difficulty; in the hands of human beings today and in the immediate present, lies the destiny of the world and - if it may be reverently said - the immediate activity of the Christ. The agony of the war, and the distress of the entire human family led Christ, in the year 1945 to come to a great decision - a decision which found expression in the most important statements. He announced to the assembled spiritual Hierarchy and to all His servants and disciples on Earth that He had decided to emerge again into physical contact with humanity, if they would bring about the initial stages of establishing right human relations.

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The general staff of the Christ is already active in the form of the New Group of World Servers ; they are as potent a body of forerunners as has ever preceded a great world Figure into the arena of mankind's living. Their work and influence is already seen and felt in every land, and nothing can destroy that which they have accomplished.
The spiritual and organizing effect of expressed and voiced invocation has been also attempted since 1935, and the energy of the invocative cry of humanity has been directed into those channels which reach from Earth to that High Place where dwells the Christ. From there, it has been transmitted to those still higher spheres where the attention of the Lord of the World, the Ancient of Days, the Father of all, plus the Creative - Energies and Living Beings Who dwell there with Him, can be focussed on humanity and those steps can be taken which will embody more rapidly the Purposes of God.

For the first time in human history, the demand of the people of the Earth is so potent and so in line with divine direction, in time and space, that the end is inevitably sure; the looked for spiritual Representative must come forth ; this time He will not come alone but will be accompanied by Those Whose lives and words will evoke recognition in every department of human thinking. The symbolic prophecies found in all the world Scriptures anent this imminent event will prove their veracity ; their symbolism will nevertheless elicit re-interpretation; circumstances and happenings will not necessarily be exactly as the Scriptures would appear to indicate. For instance, He will come indeed in the "clouds of the air" (Matt. XXVI. 64), as the Christian Scriptures say, but of what great interest is that when millions come and go in the clouds, each hour of the day and of the night? I mention this as one of the outstanding prophecies and one of the most familiar; it is, however, one which mean little in our modern civilisation.

p. 66 The works and teachings of Christ will be difficult to accept for the christian world, but in spite of this still be accepted in the Orient.

He will be a World teacher and not just a Christian teacher.

p. 69 "the time of decision", as it is called in hierarchical circles, was in the time of full moon in June 1936 and full moon in June 1945. The time of decision covered only 9 years ( a relatively short time period); and resulted in the decision that Christ should return or become visible on Earth as soon as possible, and much earlier that planned.

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