You’ve all heard of Shakespeare’s words “Go to, go to” – in other words a command to get up and to go and to hurry up about it. Abraham had a similar “go to” from God at Gen. 12:1.
One of the issues of the Knock, Ireland focus of 1879 was to place focus on the Pentateuch books (as carried or presented) of the bible of which the Genesis Book is the first. Genesis has a lot of worthwhile study for us at any time. Unfortunately it was severely misconstrued by the focus since that stormy night in 1879.
Genesis message to Abraham was not misconstrued at all. It records a message conveyed and the urgency to go out that Abraham responded to. There was no misunderstanding in Abraham as he only had one thing on his heart. That was the joy to eagerly be ready at all times to do the will of God. The great prince Abraham was no mere shepherd as the translators of modern times would further deceive us about. Abraham had a mighty future there if he stayed. As his joy was to serve the mighty one God then he did not put his personal interests ahead of the divine will revealed to him.
It’s not the easiest thing at any time, to come out of our comfort zones and we all know that ourselves. However, there are some hidden lessons in this story of Abraham. We know that Abraham gave us that powerful prayer that we, in English call the “Our Father”. When Jesus/Yeshua was asked “How should we pray”? He referred back to Abraham’s prayer which simply began with recognizing God as the great one, us as the little ones, and that His kingdom of heaven earth should come to be complete according to the will of God. That is a simplistic way to understand the prayer focus and life movement of Abraham. That is a profound lesson to learn by focusing on the Pentateuch books of the bible, especially Genesis.
That is also the simple path to the same joy that Abraham had when we serve the will of God too. Therefore in order to have the joy of Abraham we also need to urgently be about the Father’s business or movements. We hear of so much depression being on the increase globally. If the focus was, as shown at Knock, and as in the correctly understood Our Father Prayer, then we could see the Abraham joy spread throughout the whole world.
In the Magnificant Meal Movement we have the word “movement” as part of our missionary call so that we are continually reminded to be a people of movement like Abraham was. Once we answer the call of God, we do become a people of movement and eager action to serve just like Abraham.
Genesis, chapter 12,-.
“The Creator said to Abraham,
‘Go to, leave your country, leave your people,
leave your father’s household
and I will make you a great nation and I will bless you.
I will make your name great and you shall be a blessing
and I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you,
and all families of the earth will be blessed through you.’
So Abraham departed as God had spoken to him.
And Lot went with him. And Abraham was 75 years old when he departed.
Abraham took his wife, Sarah, and Lot, his brother’s son,
and all their possessions that they had accumulated.
And the souls that they had acquired whilst there as their companions.
And they set out for the land of Canaan.
Abraham passed through the land to the place of Sicam in the Plain of Moray.”
There was certainly, if we go on to read the rest of the book of chapter 12 of Genesis a lot of “go to-ing” going on. There was certainly a lot of movement and a lot of action. There is great joy in going to move and serve for the will of God once you know it clearly. Each one of us has accepted the missionary call to be part of a Movement that is actually a group of people moving for the Light, pushing for the Light of the divine will. Abraham’s mindset was that God was the supreme and that he was the servant so that his joy was to serve the supreme and one God. Abraham’s joy was to be in movement and action for God. Our job is to be in movement and action for God. The word “movement” in the Magnificat Meal Movement means more than just a group of people, it means our very way of lifestyle and living. It is our joyful service for soul and life. Despite whatever trials we’ve had in the process of taking up this call we have nevertheless, each one of us, agreed to respond to the call to “go to” also. We have each responded with joy, sometimes with a few tears along the way because of our comfort zones and because of disapprovals etc, and trials – our beautiful trials. We have had the joy of knowing God is calling us to “go to, go to, go to”.
We know that urgent joy too to get up and be ready to move for God. There was so much to appreciate and learn from Abraham. No wonder, Jesus/Yeshua, pointed people to the wisdom of how to pray best with the joyful prayers of Abraham (ie the Our Father Prayer once you truly understand it).
There are many people who will claim to be wise, who will discuss the patriarchs from the books of Moses, but look specifically at it yourself. It is so important to do your own studies and find your own new discoveries and enlightenments. Be your own welcoming eagerness to serve the clear will of God like Abraham. When the Creator said to Abraham “you go”, then this “you go” implies motion, action, movement and most of all co-operation. In other words to be in a constant pattern of divine cooperative movement and not settling into our comfort zones. That is what our lives should be all about. This constant motion or movement is the real spiritual connection to the Creator. No wonder then that Abraham made his famous prayer that we call the “Our Father” that says that when we are subservient to God and united with Him then heaven and earth can be complete and peace and all needs are the result. Our true co-operative actions which we call “Corma” are a work of redemption but it involves a constant action of movement. Someone who is really connected to the light of the Creator has the quality of the joy of being constantly in movement with God. One of the most beautiful things about Abraham is that God called him “My beloved”. Isaiah 41:8 says “Abraham, My beloved”. What did Abraham do that made God call him His beloved? What do we have to do to have God say to us “Abraham, my beloved”? If we go back to Genesis 12 and look at the beginning of it we’re going to see that everybody who called on the sainthood of Abraham was going to be blessed-
“and I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you,
I will make your name great and it will be a blessing”
It also goes on to say “all families of the earth will be blessed through you”. The very constancy and immediate action of Abraham to “go to” when God invited him to leave his comfort zones, leave his family, go about God’s mission, probably very much unnoticed by the people of the world but he was going into action for God. This must have been a great joy to God. Enough for him to say “my beloved”
We know of the story of Mary, Miriam, who when she was given the message to become a mother for the work of God’s work of redemption, she immediately got up and went into action. She said “Fiat, I agree” and she immediately went into movement and joyful action also. She went to serve. She didn’t say “I’m too young, I’m only a woman, I can’t travel, I can’t go”. She acted with certainty as did Abraham also. We have done the same thing in many varying degrees in that we have agreed to get up and to get going in the Movement with the lifestyle of our lives. Part of our commitment in the Magnificat Meal Movement is to allow each day to begin with the attitude of co-operating and moving for God. We want to be able to know that we are the beloved of God. To do that we need to find out what was Abraham’s joy in this response to God to move for God that caused the Creator to be so connected to Abraham that even if we say his name or read the scriptures about Abraham we receive a blessing. Abraham viewed his life as a constant movement, constant action, for the purpose of God.
There is a traditional story, an ancient story in the Middle East about Abraham that says he achieved his level of joy because he ran into the rapids, against the flow of the rapids in front of a herd of wild horses chasing him from behind. You may have heard of this story before although it’s not in the actual Bible. Abraham merited being God’s beloved and the best friend of the Creator because he viewed his life as one to be used in constant movement running and pushing, so to speak, against the opposite way of the rapids. There’s a lesson for all of us to learn in this. We need to view our spiritual work and our physical lives as a life given to God. We have made the commitment to be God’s people and His co-operators – His Corma people – in the work of salvation and redemption. We need to constantly ask ourselves privately if we are at least trying to be like Abraham in this sense. We can call upon Abraham’s intercession and we know that all the angels and saints are with us at all times to help us. We know that Abraham is there ready at all times and at the mention of his name he is ready to impart his constancy of movement and his joy to be in service and co-operating with God. Abraham is the alliance of saints we have to receive his blessings from God for our needs and service too.
Abraham was not afraid to be continually pushing or battling all the time. If our spiritual work is very easy and calm, and there is no battle in it, we certainly can be sure that it is not a movement for God. Our lifestyle needs to be a movement for God. To be like Abraham is to ask ourselves “What am I doing to push myself forward, to throw myself into the rushing, rapid waters and to go against the flow in order to do the will of God joyfully?“ No more sad and mournful religious moods when you serve like Abraham.
“Am I willing to be one who will run and run and run for God against the raging waters that thrash against me too?” The immaculate conception state of thinking of Abraham was to go to serve. So when God said “Go to” or “Get up and go” Abraham knew this was an invitation, not a command. This is the quality of Abraham that made God love him so much. It was that quality of Abraham that had no ego and needed no praise – just wanted to know what God wanted and would go into action for it. That is a true co-operator with God. That’s what each of us, you and I, are trying to achieve each day.
We know that most of us have come from many different walks of life and many different religious backgrounds and live in many different countries. Even the Abraham way of thinking is vastly different to the norm or the misconstrued religious mentalities today that use deception and fear to control the beloved ones of God. This way of thinking, of going into a lifestyle of movement as a co-operator with God is very far from the consciousness that we have been encouraged to have. Every now and again we will have a little battle or a little challenge and so we’ll have to push ourselves in prayer and push ourselves forward. Think of yourself finding eager ways daily to be constantly living in the way of Abraham looking, joyfully, to have the opportunity to run against the rapids, to move for God and to travel and go is quite a challenge.
When we think of the traditional story of Abraham, of the wild horses chasing him from behind for miles and miles and miles we can also think and conceive in our minds the spiritual reality in the world today is that there are wild horses of darkness chasing mankind. We can see that mankind is virtually in the same situation as the ancient story racing against the rapids trying to find a solution in their lives and a purpose in their lives. As we watch the news throughout the world we can actually see that this is exactly what’s happening to the people of the world. We’re not being called “go to, go to” like Abraham was, to get up and travel constantly (although some of us seem to). We can, still, in our spiritual situations use our Light Presence prayer times to see the things that are happening in the world and realize that we can transmit the blessings like Abraham did with the movement of our spiritual lives out to transfer the blessing of Light Presence to the people in need throughout the world.
Throughout the world there seems to be a pervading concept that the powers of darkness cannot be stopped and that there are many, many people who believe that it’s too late now to change the tide of the darkness of the wild horses that are tormenting and chasing the good souls of the world. This I do not believe and do not agree with because there are the few good souls of us who have agreed to give our lives, to give up our comfort zones and to be the people who will use our prayers to place Light Presence power – in other words, turn on the light switch – to stop those wild horses, to disintegrate that darkness that we see in the world. It becomes very important for us to see what is happening in the world. Unfortunately, in some countries the news that you receive is the news that you would give to a child with very little information and very little graphics to make people realize how severe the situation is. It would be quite appropriate to make the judgment, I believe, that there are those who would not want you to know the real facts because you would start to use your Light Presence power within you to pray the Light into the situation for mercy for the people suffering in the war. There are some places in the world where the news is very politically altered and manipulated. So it’s important for us, the people who want to be the pray-ers to go to with our prayers, go to with our Light Presence power to obliterate these wild horses of darkness that are trampling on mankind, for us to be the people who will see a variety of news, a variety of newspapers, a variety of news reports and so on so that we can truly be available to see what we need to pray for in the world to eradicate the darkness, the dark horses that are trampling on mankind. There are many people who have given up hope and think that there is nothing that they can do now. They so need our unity in transmitting the Light Presence of God’s peace out to the world.
In actual fact, there’s not much to change. The circumstances are such: – very clearly the world is beautiful and is perfect and souls are made in their immaculate conception of the mind of God and it’s only a matter of eradicating the wild horses of darkness and the on-flow of the rapids of darkness to remove those problems of darkness by light and peace prayer infusions. Then everyone will see the beauty of their souls, the power of their souls in immaculate peace, the power of God and desire to be united with the Light rather than fear of the darkness. We have been given that capacity in the Magnificat Meal Movement and in our Celtic Corma assemblies of prayer. We have been greatly, greatly blessed as we start to grow and learn and change our consciousness to be one of transmitting Light Presence to overcome the darkness. The darkness of dark horses cannot trample the Light when we don’t permit it. And so, we’re doing the same thing that Abraham did in that we are constantly on the move to be ahead of the darkness. We are at the stage where we are not only going to be ahead of the darkness but that we are going to obliterate the darkness. Because we stop, and we pray, and we turn it back as well. So although we race to bring Light into world with our prayers and our actions and the movement of our consciousness we are also turning on the light switch of the Light Living Presence of God united in us to turn it to where we see the need and obliterate that darkness. The result then will bring forth mercy. When we join in this type of prayer, which is one of the aims of the Magnificat Meal Movement, when we join in this type of Light Presence prayer, we are creating the light switch to turn the Light back to where it needs to be put, to turn the mercy back to where it needs to be put. We are actually creating with the Creator, mercy.
The world is in rather a bit of a mess but if you look at it from the point of view as an opportunity for us to move in light and in blessing then we can see the peace and mercy immanently due for all. We can call on the saints like Abraham to give us the blessing of his strength, of his consciousness, of his desire to have the joy to move for God in all things. Together, we can turn the world around in the blink of an eye. We need to have the desire like Abraham to have strength to push ourselves against the current changes or rapid flows that are against us. We need to change what we desire from our spiritual world and our physical world to be a desire for the light to shine, for the light of God’s presence to bring forth mercy and unity with God. We have accepted to be Corma people and an example of that Corma co-operator is seen in people like Abraham and Mary, Miriam, and other saints who agreed to be co-operators with the work of redemption. We have agreed to that. And we are doing it in a different way in this time. So we call on the saints like Abraham and his great joy to move for God and create for God and go for God and be active for God. We ask for the same strength of Abraham to be continually active for God, both physically and spiritually. But we also must remember that we live in a time when this imminent turn-around to eradicate the dark horses chasing against mankind all the time has come. We are part of that commitment to turn that around with our transformation of consciousness already begun. We need to then start to say well then yes we call on the saints and Abraham and the joy that they had to move for God. But we have a greater joy today for we have the joy to know that we are at the end of this journey. What we need to do is say in prayer and mind that we want to bring new life, eternal life, everlasting life to people now. We want them to know the beauty of life that is there for us in the kingdom now, not just later on. This is a very powerful blessing that we have and it is something that it is imperative for us to start to realize that we need to create with the Light Presence with us, within us and about us. It’s imperative that we understand that we came to this world to work hard, not to just have an easy life. Once again Abraham is our superb example. He could have been well pleased as the great prince but his path to find joy was to do the service of the divine will.
Many people are confused about the purpose of their life because they’re looking to be happy one day, to be comfortable one day, to be tourists one day. We can look at the amazing situation in the world today where we have many older people with all the wisdom that they’ve accumulated in their life wanting to be nothing but tourists and cruise ship holiday people. Can you believe that even in this time when there is so much global financial disaster looming on the world these people are wanting to use their money just to fritter their lives away as tourists or pleasure seekers or even religious thrill seekers? There are so many suffering in the world who need at least genuine prayer. You and I have been called to the same life as everybody else, in the same beautiful world as everybody else, in the same beautiful circumstances as everybody else. Where others have lost their concept and their way, we have come on to realize we are called on to be the workers for God. We have chosen to come into this world for the simple purpose of achieving the turning on of the divine light completely so that all people can be returned to light, and no longer chased by the dark horses of darkness and confusion and chaos and financial disasters. The only time that we are going to be able to say that we do not have this hard work to do for God is if we are dead. The struggle should be in us to always eradicate the darkness by the light within us. And now we have more light, now we have more awareness of the light, now we have the Light Presence not just to be adored but to be active in us and through us by our co-operative Corma actions and spirituality then why would we need to die? Why would we want to stop? Why would we want a free and easy life? While we are in this world we have come to realize, by the light of God’s presence shining this enlightenment to us, that we need to constantly ask ourselves “Is my life the best movement or action that’s available to God?”. The only way to truly magnify God is to be a movement of the Light’s Presence of God active in the world. One of our aims is to be daily involved in prayer for all the beloved needs of humanity today during these challenging issues that all are facing as their own “go to” invites. There will be a struggle at all times and there will doubts and there will be continual daily dramas for the next period of time. We may not like them but they are good for us and when you get into the battle with them there’s no point in being miserable or depressed, or saying it’s too hard for you, or you’re too young.
We need to have the excitement that Abraham had – that he got up each day to push himself for God, to do more for God, to give more for God. This is the consciousness that we have accepted as the movement focused co-operators with the work of redemption. So that is then to give Him our joyful connection and our joyful service, because we are filled with the light of the Creator. When we ask the Creator to give us these opportunities to run and to strive and to move for Him we’re not asking to be overwhelmed every day. We’re asking the Creator to give us the Light Presence reality of the movement to magnify by giving us strength and the desire to serve, to give, to go. And the enthusiasm to push or to move every day for God , to bring about the light to overwhelm the darkness. We are not being overwhelmed by anything that occurs to us in our lives because the darkness cannot overwhelm the light in each of you. Each day we have to ask ourselves “what is my singular desire today?” and think about it. We’re not asking for our lives to be a struggle, we’re asking for our lives to be a movement to bring about the light to eradicate the darkness.
The joy of Abraham was great but when God told him clearly what he was to do he was very eager to “go to”, to get up and go. We can honestly say that our joy is great also in that God has given us a calling, and we have responded to it be His magnifying co-operators. In the words of 1997 from Debra to be those united cooperators-
“Be ready to go to give joyfully of your hearts joyful service. Teach others freely all that you have freely received. Then leave them to accept or not as they choose knowing that you have done the movement of sharing and love for them. You can then have a happy heart without focusing on the results.”
Key: Use the code scripture of Genesis 12 to unite to the blessings and aid of Abraham and all the true saints to assist you in your spiritual movements for peace .The power of the scripture used correctly is available to you just like it was to Abraham.