Lord, Hierarch or Master

TOPICS: Jesus did not call himself “lord” – Jesus does not want us to fear him – Lord is a spiritual title – Lord of the Age of Pisces – Lord of the World – spiritual hierarchy moves on – we are part of that hierarchy and we are meant to hold certain spiritual offices – Jesus is not equal to God –

Question: Dear Jesus: Since you are my brother and not some idol as orthodoxy has taught us, are you still Lord or is in actuality Father-Mother God our Lord? Or since Saint Germain is the ascended master for this new age of Aquarius, is he Lord? I am confused once again as I feel like a little child who is for the first real time learning about the things of God. Please teach me!

Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:

Let us first clarify the meaning of the word “Lord.” In reality, I never used the term Lord about myself. This was added by my disciples, and the unfortunate effect was that people came to see me as a ruler or owner.

If you read my comments on another question, you will see that the effect of many common forms of worship is to reinforce the fear-based approach to religion. It is so easy for people to see me as the owner or ruler over people and feel that they should swear allegiance to me or even fear me. This use of the word Lord has been greatly reinforced during the Middle Ages, when it became used for feudal rulers who had literal ownership over the people beneath them and therefore had absolute power over them.

As you will see from my teachings on this website, I have no desire to own anyone or to have absolute power over them. I have absolute respect for people’s free will, and I see them as my brothers and sisters. I have no desire to have people swear allegiance to me or have them obey me blindly. I desire to see people open their eyes and make contact with their Christ selves so that they can make enlightened decisions on their own. In other words, I have no desire to serve as an overlord and tell people what to believe and how to live their lives.

My point here is that if you use the term Lord the same way it has been used by many Christians over the past 2,000 years, then that truly is an inappropriate use of the word. The appropriate use of the word is to see the term Lord as a spiritual title. As I explain throughout this website, there is indeed a hierarchy of spiritual beings who serve to raise the people of earth to a higher state of consciousness. There are levels and ranks in this hierarchy, yet this should not be seen the same way as rank is perceived on earth.

It is quite simple to see that anytime someone wields outer power, it is because there is fear behind that power. If you have no fear, there is no reason to wield power in an outer sense. In other words, I have no desire to have power over people because I have no fear.

In the spiritual hierarchy, there are many different offices, and some of them can be labeled as Lord, Hierarch or Master. When this is understood as a spiritual title, and not as an earthly title that is based on outer power, it is correct to use the title. So if you have this understanding of the word Lord, then it is acceptable to call me Lord. I do hold an office as Savior, and this can also be called Lord. However, there are several spiritual offices that carry the title of Lord.

For example, as I explained in another discourse, there is a progression of spiritual ages. For each age there is a specific ascended being who becomes the hierarch, or Lord, for that age. I was, and I still am since time is more fluid than perceived by human beings, the Lord of the Age of Pisces. Saint Germain is the hierarch, or Lord, for the Age of Aquarius. Even though the astronomical age of Pisces has come to an end, an age represents a state of consciousness and this state of consciousness is by no means obsolete or outdated. Therefore, I am still Lord of a particular state of consciousness, and it is still appropriate to call me Lord. However, it is also appropriate to call Saint Germain Lord, given that he is the Lord for the present age and the state of consciousness represented by that age.

There is also a spiritual office called the “Lord of the World.” That office is currently held by the ascended being who was incarnated as Gautama Buddha. As cycles move on, I will occupy that office at some time in the future. There is an ongoing process whereby the chain of hierarchy moves on. A particular spiritual being will hold and office until another being is raised up to the level of consciousness where he or she can hold that office. The previous holder will then move on to a higher office, and in this way the entire chain of hierarchy moves forward.

It is important to realize that there are no impenetrable barriers in this spiritual hierarchy. The spiritual hierarchy includes human beings. All human beings have the potential to take up a place in the spiritual hierarchy that they were meant to have from the beginning. In other words, you were created to hold a place in the spiritual hierarchy. It is only because you have temporarily descended to a lower state of consciousness that you cannot currently hold and fulfill that office.

Yet as you climb the spiritual path, you will begin to fill your rightful place in hierarchy and then fill your spiritual office. Indeed, there are some people who are currently in embodiment who actually have the spiritual attainment and do hold a spiritual office. If you refer to my discourse on the levels of spiritual attainment, you will see that as people ascend to the level of being mystics, who are consciously seeking union with God, it is quite appropriate for them to begin to consider what might be their spiritual office. This will allow them to prepare for that office and possibly begin to fill that office while they are still in a physical body.

Let me end by saying that the term Lord should be seen as one office in the spiritual hierarchy but not as the ultimate office. The ultimate office in the chain of hierarchy belongs to the Creator. The term Lord has traditionally referred to a lower-ranking office and not to the ultimate ruler. However, some people have used the term Lord God to refer to the ultimate Lord and the term Lord Christ or Lord Michael to refer to a lower ranking office. My point here is that it is important not to make an idol out of a spiritual being holding the office of Lord.

As my beloved mother explains so beautifully in her discourse, I am not equal to God and I am not God in an ultimate sense. That is why I said, “Why callest thou me good, there is none good but God.” In other words, while it is appropriate to pay respect to the holder of a spiritual office, one should never begin to think that that being is as important as God. No ascended being would ever claim equality with God, although all ascended beings know their infinite worth and value, which is beyond comparison or competition.


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