February 18, 1977
Aka is here.
“Good evening, Aka, where is Ray?”
Soul Ray stands with God.
Yes, we see thy need, and we should answer in this manner. Glory be the name of the Lord.
And we should say unto thee the parable of those who should dream dreams, yet put no effort into their dreams.
In the days of Pharaoh, he did dream the same dreams over and over. And he did search far and wide for an interpretation of his dreams. A young lad came forth, and he did interpret the dream. There would be seven good years of bountiful harvest, and seven lean years. And he did prepare for such.
Across the land there were other
dreamers and other men who interpreted the dreams. But none of the other
nations did make ready, nor did they prepare for this time. As a result, all
Now we say unto you, once again you were told of the coming of the famine, the lean years. And you did have bountiful years before this. And none could heed the words. And much as in the time of Egyptan, there were many who should take and make a profit, and enslave those who did not heed these words. Across your land lays a blight of cold. Yet in this land, where great harvests could be obtained, the time that land should have been plowed and seed put forward, those who thought otherwise did not do so.
There have been many who should say unto
us, “When is this time of famine?” And we say unto you, it is upon you. We have
told you before that the Fifth Angel walks upon the earth, and one third of the
earth should be blighted. Look unto the eastern part of your
We have said before that rain should fall, and what was deserts would turn into gardens, and what was gardens should turn into desert. And we have told you the purpose for deserts upon the land. [See A Rose without Thorns, pages 84-86].
And we have told you the purpose of the oasis in the desert. [See A Rose without Thorns, pages 83-84].
Sparse rains shall be land upon this
land, or that of the western and northwestern parts of the
We say unto you, as we have said before, to dream is a wonderful thing, but to build toward the fulfillment of a dream, to place aside those things that should be needed. There are those who have hoarded gold. Gold you cannot eat, nor will they heal the sick, nor still the cries of the young ones when they are hungry.
We have said before that we would provide those things that were needed for those who should prepare the way for the coming of the Messiah, and we shall. For once again upon this land you call a desert, we shall bring forth a bountiful amount of food. But if you do not store this time, it shall not come again.
Trees that blossom too soon shall freeze. Trees that blossom too late shall not bear fruit.
But all shall not come as a cloud of reaping sorrow. Much you shall learn from that that is before you. Brotherhood shall be a renewed knowledge, the ability to share with one another.
Your country, nor no other country, can
long feed nor endure from those who should not work to earn food. As
You have many questions, ask.
“Yes, Aka. When might we expect adequate moisture in this area to replenish the ground water?”
There shall not be that. You shall have storms in the first and later part of March, but then not again until that of late July. The groundwater as such shall not be replenished for two years.
As the cold has swept unto the eastern part of your country, it shall switch and turn, and sweep the western part of the country. But it will be too little, too late.
You have other questions, ask.
“Thank you, Aka. I have a request for a life reading from [9-359-1].”
We should say unto you, due to the nature of soul Ray’s health, bring forth questions other than life readings.
“Thank you, Aka. Soul Mark [3-115-2] asks if it would be suitable at this time to write a pamphlet of parables especially for children? If so, please give us some guidance as to the choice of parables.”
We have given you the wine and the bread. Bring forth the yeast from your own minds. Bring forth that that should fit the occasion. But bring it forth in such a manner that the children should understand of what you should speak.
You have other questions.
“Yes, Aka. [6-274-2] asks, ‘Does the Trinity that we have been taught about, does this have to do with the trinity of man?”
are many trinities, but all is that
of man. For where does God stand? Within man and woman.
For destroy this temple, and we shall rebuild it in three days. The
Man shall reach into the outer limits of space. And as he reaches, his brothers and sisters of other planetary shall reach to link hands with him. There shall be those who should come in peace. There shall be those who should come not of peace. Look unto this year and they shall make themselves known unto man.
You have other questions, ask.
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We say unto you, Jesus said, “Cast no stones -- if ye have not cast a stone, if you yourself have never done wrong.”
Jesus knew of where he had been. Therefore, he knew of where he was going. He knew the temptations that lay before man. He also knew of the beauty that God had placed within man. That of his greatest teaching was love. But yet, greater yet was respect, respect not only for yourselves, but for your brothren. And love, not only for yourself, but for your brothren. And hope, the hope and the promise of a new heaven and a new earth, could only come about by the truth he had shown unto you.
If man had taken his teachings then, in truth, and not twisted and turned them, and not used them to persecute their neighbor -- it is easy to say another has sinned, but look into yourself. Have they sinned greater than you? And who is to judge, lest ye not be judged?
But I say unto you, if a man should offer nothing in return for that that you give unto him, if you cannot give it unto him in such a way that you expect nothing in return, then it is not a gift. He has bargained with you.
God does not bargain. We do not say unto you, prepare a way and God shall do this, and God shall do that. We say unto you, the means shall be provided that you may accomplish these things yourselves. God has provided and shall continue to provide, as He provided for Moses and his people. But God did not bargain with Moses, nor does He bargain with you now.
Promise not unto God that that you cannot fulfill. Promise not unto God anything. Promise unto yourself that you shall try. That is fulfillment enough. If you should fall down, the sin is not in the falling. The karma shall be in your not getting up to try again and learning from your fall.
To be a Samaritan and stop along the wayside to help another is not to lift yourself up, but to give in truth, to help him stand. But once he has stood up then walk on. Do not stand and become a crutch, because when you become the crutch, you become part of his karma and have built a new karma, not only for yourself, but for this one also. Walk in such a way.
Jesus did not say, “Give unto me this and give unto me that.” When he called unto Peter to join him to walk upon the water, he did not say, “Peter, walk upon the water and I shall give you the faith to walk upon the water.” It was Peter’s own faith that let him walk upon the water. Yet it was Peter’s own doubt that let him sink into the water.
Yet, for those who should walk upon the water just for the sake of it, you have accomplished nothing. An act without purpose is still an act. If you should cast a [rock] into the water, it shall not end with the ripples. Your laws of cause and effect shall apply here.
The greatest of all things, you say, did he teach unto Mary Magdalene? And did you learn from her, that as she saw the Lord, she did bring forth in her own way and give unto the Lord – Jesus -- that that she could, her love and her hope, and her faith, and her belief.
But he did not say, “Worship me,” he said, “Worship God.” And this is the greatest of all things she did learn from Jesus.
What did man learn from all of this? What did man learn from the crucifixion and the resurrection? This is yet to be seen. Yet it was all with a purpose.
And why should it have been such a drastic, cruel thing? For our Father knows His children -- that sometimes they only learn from the harshness of things.
Your scientists now should blame the lining up of different cosmic, planetary substances that has caused this weather problem upon the earth, but the Fifth Angel could not walk at all if it was not for man and his blundering. Karma, or sin, as you would call it, can only exist as long as man lets it exist.
But you take small things and you point your finger at one person, and you say, “Stone this person, for they have sinned.”
And Jesus said, “Let those among you who have not sinned cast the first stone.” And he did not cast a stone, for he knew where he had been, and he knew where he was going. From Adam unto Jesus he had gained much knowledge. But he has shown you that many of you, his brother and sisters, could do the same as he, for did he not tell you of such? [See John 14:10-14, 15:7, -24.]
You have other questions, ask.
“Thank you, Aka. I have a question from [9-359-2]. And he asks, ‘What is the best thing for me to do now that would be the most beneficial to me and would solve most of my problems?’”
Knowledge would solve your problem.
And you say unto us, “What knowledge is this?” The tools to move a mountain have been placed in your hands. What mountain shall you move must be your own decision. Your indecision has been your worst enemy at this time -- your decision to go forth and take of that which lies before you. The bread and the wine have been placed in your hands. Shall you pick it up, or shall it be as a rose without thorns?
Remember the faith of the child who would pick up the wild rose and with tender hands did bury it in fertile ground, and her tears did make it grow after she had brought healing to the one who had torn it from the earth. It was her confidence, not only in God, but in herself -- her hope, her belief, that “ask and you shall receive.” [See A Rose without Thorns, pages 36-37.]
God does not say what to ask for. God does not set rules for you to worship Him. “My Father has many mansions,” yet anyone of His children may ask. And if they should speak in a manner that should mean something to them, then it shall mean something to my Father. And He shall fulfill that that you wish, but only if you truly desire it. But make certain of what you should ask for, for you shall receive it in that manner.
The depth of one’s knowledge shall be measured by the new knowledge that should come forth from day to day, not by what you knew yesterday, nor the day before. For what you shall learn today, and by what you have learned today, place it forth, with the knowledge of yesterday and the day before, and you shall find that a truth and a knowledge was placed for all.
You say unto yourself, “In what direction shall I go from here?”
The doorways you have placed there yourself. Is it not said, “Knock upon the doorway, and should they bid you enter and offer you their wine, or their knowledge, then you should give of yours? But if they bid you not enter, then take back your blessings, and go on.”
You have other questions, ask.
Aka, I have a question from [9-359-3]. She asks, ‘We would like advice about
We should answer unto you into this manner. A wise trader sometimes, and especially in this case, should come out by far better with a trade than by selling. And then after you have traded, then sell that you have traded for. In this manner you shall multiply that that you already have. This shall come about within a six-month’s period, the opportunity. Your willingness to put this effort forward shall be your own free choice.
You have other questions, ask.
you, Aka. [9-359-4…
There are those who should steal in the house of worship. A house is just a house. It is the people in it who make the difference.
A thief is but a thief, regardless of what house they stand in. Learn from this experience, for the diamond ring has long departed, and it shall not be returned. If it should give you comfort, we should say unto you, the person who stole this has become involved other crimes and is being prosecuted at this time. But what comfort can we find in the sorrows of mankind? For he who should steal shall have something stolen from them. For that that you should do unto another shall be done unto you, good or bad. A thief should often steal for the want of being caught.
I would not take further thought of this, of the ring, even with the sentimental value placed upon it. A gift is like that of a flower. Once it has been given with love, the flower may wilt and turn back to the earth, but the memory of the gift shall always remain in your heart. That is the greater gift, worth more than all the diamonds. The memory of the beauty of the diamond is in the gift. No one can take that from you.
Now soul Ray wearies.
And now is the time of the Cherubim.
Look unto the flowers at your feet. Take time each day to count your blessings, to see the beauty that God lays at your feet each moment of your life. You need not pick up the flowers, but examine them, and remember their fragrance. But if you should desire to pick them up, new ones shall be placed for others to see.
If you have need, ask and the need shall be fulfilled. But know the difference between your needs and your wants.
Glory be the name of the Lord.
Bind yourselves in fellowship. Bind yourselves in the preparation for the coming of the Messiah.
We shall answer one more question, and that is but that one who should wish to become a healer. If after you have studied and put effort forth, and you know the responsibility that should lay upon your shoulders, after you have had time and you still wish of such, then we shall fulfill this.
Awaken soul Ray from his slumber.
[Editor’s note: Numbers are substituted for names, addresses and birth dates to respect privacy.
This transcript was compared to the audio recording for accuracy.]
Copyright © 1977 by A. Ray Elkins, Globe,