Little known facts about the Christ
It is light and--above all else--"life more
abundantly" which the Christ will bring, and until He brings it we know not what it signifies; we cannot
realize the revelation which this will entail and the new possibilities which will open up before us. But through
Him, light and life are on their way, to be interpreted and applied in terms of goodwill and of right human
relations... This time the Christ will not come alone for His co-workers will come with Him. His experience and
Theirs will be the reverse of the previous one, for this time every eye shall see Him, and every ear will hear Him
and every mind will pass judgment upon Him.
Today, when He comes, He will find a world uniquely free from the grip and hold of ecclesiasticism; when He came
before, Palestine was held in the vicious grasp of the Jewish religious leaders, and the Pharisees and the
Sadducees were to the people of that land what the potentates [leaders] of the church are to the people in the
world today...The priests, the Levites, the Pharisees and the Sadducees were not the ones who recognized Him when
He came before. They feared Him...
It is a fallacy to believe, as some do, that the main trend of Christ's work will be through the medium of the
churches or the world religions...He will use all available channels whereby the consciousness of man may be
enlarged and right orientation be brought about...the churches are but one of the teaching avenues He will
The long divorce between religion and politics must be ended and this can now come about because of the high
level of the human mass intelligence and the fact that science has made all men so close that what happens in some
remote area of the earth's surface is a matter of general interest within a few minutes. This makes it uniquely
possible for Him to work in the future.
He will not come as the restorer of any of the ancient religions including Christianity, but He will come to
restore man's faith in the Father's love, in the fact of the livinginess of the Christ and in the close, subjective
and unbreakable relationship of all men everywhere...
(The Christ's) reappearance will knit and bind together all men and women of goodwill throughout the world,
irrespective of religion or nationality.
It is to the whole world that Christ comes and not just to the Christian
world. He comes to the East and to the West.
He will come unfailingly when a measure of peace has been restored, when the principle of sharing is at least in
process of controlling economic affairs, and when churches and political groups have begun to clean house. Then He
can and will come; then the Kingdom of God will be publicly recognized, and will no longer be a thing of dreams and
of wishful thinking and orthodox hope.
When He comes at the close of this century and makes His power felt, He will come as the Teacher of Love and
Unity, and the keynote He will strike will be regeneration through love poured forth on all. ...this will
demonstrate ...in the formation of active groups in every city of any size and in every country, which will work
aggressively for unity, cooperation and brotherhood in every department of life -- economic, religious, social and
Always down the centuries, at the hour of man's greatest need, and in response to his voiced demand, a divine
Son of God has come forth, and under many different names.
He has been for two thousand years the supreme Head of the Church Invisible, the Spiritual Hierarchy, composed
of disciples of all faiths. He recognizes and loves those who are not Christian but who retain their allegiance to
Their Founders--the Buddha, Mohammed and others. He cares not what the faith is if the objective is love of God and
of humanity. If men look for the Christ Who left His disciples centuries ago, they will fail to recognize the
Christ Who is in process of returning. The Christ has no religious barriers in His consciousness. It matters not to
Him of what faith a man may call himself.
It is not for us yet to know the date or hour of the reappearance of the Christ. His coming is dependent upon
the appeal (the often voiceless appeal) of all who stand with massed intent; it is dependent also upon the better
establishment of right human relations & upon certain work being done at this time by senior Members of the
Kingdom of God, the Church Invisible, the spiritual Hierarchy of our planet; it is dependent also upon the
steadfastness of the Christ's disciples in the world at this time and His initiate-workers---all working in the
many groups: religious, political & economic. To the above must be added what Christians like to call "the
inscrutable Will of God," that unrecognized purpose of the Lord of the World, the Ancient of Days (as He is
called in the Old Testament) Who "knows His own Mind, radiates the highest quality of love & focuses His
Will in His Own high Place within the center where the Will of God is known.
When the Christ, the Avatar of Love, makes His Reappearance then will the Sons of men who are now the Sons of
God withdraw Their faces from the shining light & radiate that light upon the sons of men who know not yet that
they are Sons of God. Then shall the Coming One appear, His footsteps hastened through the valley of the shadow by
the One of awful power Who stands upon the mountain top, breathing out love eternal, light supernal & peaceful,
Then will the sons of men respond. Then will a newer light shine forth into the dismal, weary vale of earth.
Then will new life course through the veins of men, & then will their vision compass all the ways of what may
So a peace will come again on earth, but a peace unlike aught known before. Then will the will-to-good flower
forth as understanding, & understanding blossom as goodwill in men.
The mass of straight goodness and vision in the world is enormous, and the amount of clear, humanitarian
thinking is unbounded; it is in the hands of the masses of good little men, and the millions of right thinking
people in every land, that the salvation of the world lies... Numerically, they are adequate to the task, and need
only reassurance and wise co-ordination...for the service required.
When He comes...to inaugurate the New Age and so complete the work He began in Palestine two thousand years ago,
He will bring with Him some of the great Angels, as well as certain of the Masters. (The Externalization of the
The time is known only to two or three, but "in such an hour as ye think not, He will
To Him all seekers are known, and, though they may remain unaware of Him, the light which He pours forth
stimulates their desire, fosters the spark of struggling life and spurs on the aspirant until the momentous day
dawns when they stand face to face with the One Who by being "lifted up" is drawing all men unto Himself
as the Initiator of the sacred mysteries.
His reappearance and His consequent work cannot be confined to one small locality or domain, unheard of by the
great majority, as was the case when He was here before. The radio, the press and the dissemination of news, will
make His coming different to that of any previous Messenger; the swift modes of transportation will make Him
available to countless millions, and by boat, rail and plane they can reach Him: through television, His face can
be made familiar to all, and verily "every eye shall see Him."
The reason He has not come again is that the needed work has not been done by His followers in all countries.
His coming is largely dependent, as we shall later see, upon the establishing of right human relations. This the
church has hindered down the centuries, & has not helped because of its fanatical zeal to make
"Christians" of all peoples & not followers of the Christ. It has emphasized theological doctrine,
& not love & loving understanding as Christ exemplified it. The Church has preached the fiery Saul of
Tarsus & not the gentle Carpenter of Galilee. And so, He has waited. But His hour has now come, because of the
people's need in every land & because of the invocative cry of the masses everywhere & the advice of His
disciples of all faiths & of all world religions.
The uniqueness of the impending mission of
the Christ and the uniqueness of His opportunity consist in the fact that He is able--in Himself--to give
expression to two divine energies: the energy of love and the energy of will, the magnetic potency of love and the
dynamic effectiveness of the divine will. Never before, in the long, long history of humanity, has such a
revelation been possible.
He is the World Teacher and not a Christian teacher. He Himself told us that He had other folds and to them He
has meant as much as He has meant to the orthodox Christian. They may not call Him Christ, but they have their own
name for Him and follow Him as truly and faithfully as their Western bretheren.
Let us look for a moment at the erroneous interpretations given to the Gospel story. The symbolism of that
Gospel story--an ancient story-presentation often presented down the ages, prior to the coming of the Christ in
Palestine--has been twisted and distorted by theologians until the crystalline purity of the early teaching and the
unique simplicity of the Christ have disappeared in a travesty of errors and in a mummery of ritual, money, &
Christ is pictured today as having been born in an unnatural manner, as having taught and preached for three
years and then as having been crucified and eventually resurrected, leaving humanity in order to "sit on the
right hand of God," in austere and distant pomp. Likewise, all the other approaches to God by any other
people, at any time and in any country, are regarded by the orthodox Christian as wrong approaches, as being
practiced by so-called "heathen," and as requiring Christian interference. Every possible effort has been
made to force orthodox Christianity on those who accept the inspiration and the teachings of the Buddha or of
others who have been responsible for preserving the divine continuity of revelation.
The emphasis has been, as we all well know, upon the "blood sacrifice of the Christ" upon the Cross
and upon a salvation dependent upon the recognition and acceptance of that sacrifice. The vicarious at-one-ment has
been substituted for the reliance which Christ Himself enjoined us to place upon our own divinity; the Church of
Christ has made itself famous and futile... for its narrow creed, its wrong emphasis, its
clerical pomp, its spurious authority, its material riches... His resurrection is accepted, but the major appeal of
the churches has been upon His death.
Christ has been for two thousand years a silent, passive Figure, hidden behind a multitude of words written by a
multitude of men (commentators and preachers). The church has pointed us to the dying Christ upon the Cross and not
to the living, working, active, present Christ Who has been with us in bodily Presence (according to His promise)
for twenty centuries.
...His major task is surely the establishing of right human relations in every
department of human living. I would ask you to use your imagination...to think out what must be the implications of
the task which confronts Him; I would ask you to ponder on the difficulties which He must inevitably face---the
difficulty, above all, of the mass intellectual wrong emphasis.
He, the Representative of the love of God, is asked to work again in the world arena wherein His earlier message
has been negated, forgotten or misinterpreted for two thousand years, and wherein hate and separativeness have
distinguished all men everywhere. This will plunge Him into a foreign atmosphere and into a situation wherein all
His divine resources will be needed, and will have to be tried out to the uttermost...That He will ultimately lead
His people, humanity, into Jerusalem is a fact, founded on a secure foundation, but it will not be into a Jewish
city called Jerusalem but into "the place of peace" (as the word "Jerusalem" means). A careful
consideration of the world situation today and a dedicated use of the imagination will reveal to the sincere
thinker how appalling is the task which He has undertaken. But He has again "set His face to go to
Jerusalem." (Luke IX.51) He will re-appear and guide mankind into a civilization and a state of consciousness
in which right human relations and worldwide cooperation for the good of all will be the universal keynote.
We can freely aid in the reconstruction work... if we will familiarize ourselves and all men whom we can contact
with the following facts:
1. That the reappearance of Christ is imminent.
2. That the Christ, immanent in every human heart, can be evoked in recognition of His
3. That the circumstances of His return are only symbolically
related in the world Scriptures; this may produce a vital change in the preconceived ideas of humanity.
4. That the major required preparation is a world at peace; however that peace must
be based on an educated goodwill, which will lead inevitably to right human relations, and, therefore, to the
establishment (figuratively speaking) of lines of light between nation and nation, religion and religion, group
and group, man and man.
If we can succeed in presenting these four ideas to the world at large, and
thus in overcoming the intelligent criticism that all that is said is too vague, prophetic, and visionary, we shall
have done much... Christ who will return will not be like the Christ Who (apparently) departed. He will not be a
"man of sorrows"; He will not be a silent pensive figure; He will be the enunciator of spiritual
statements which will not necessitate interpretation and receive the wrong interpretation, because He will be
present to indicate the true meaning.
The Son of God is on His way and He cometh not alone. His advance guard is already here and the Plan which they
must follow is already made and clear. Let recognition be the aim.
The above quotes are from the work of the Tibetan & Alice A. Bailey
According to esoteric teachings the word "Christ" is a title for a position or function within
the Spiritual Hierarchy of Masters (also known as the Brotherhood, the Church Invisible, etc.). It is a group of
very advanced beings with high degrees of 'Christ Consciousness' who guide our evolution from behind the scenes.
Whoever stands at the head of this Hierarchy is known as the Christ. The present holder of that office, the Master
of all the Masters, has been the Christ for the past 2,600 years.
He is known to some as the World Teacher. His personal name is "Maitreya" (MY-TRAY-UH). His energies work through men and women of goodwill everywhere,
regardless of religious, philosophical, or political affiliations.
In Palestine He manifested Himself as the Christ through Jesus to inaugurate the Age of Pisces, then beginning.
The method He used is called spiritual overshadowing. His consciousness informed and guided the actions and
teachings of Jesus for the three year period between His Baptism & the Crucifixion. It was actually the
consciousness of Maitreya which was seen and experienced by those around Jesus. Maitreya & Jesus continue to
work closely together and will soon be seen working 'shoulder to shoulder' on the world stage.
He prefers to be known simply as 'the Teacher',
but is known to people of different religions by
different names. He will soon present His credentials to the world, and from the world stage inspire mankind to
rebuild the world based upon the principles of sharing, brotherhood & justice.
His Top Priorities
(to inspire mankind to:)
 Share the world's resources
 Restore the earth's ecological balance
He has said:
"I have not come to create followers... Each of you should continue to develop
within your own religious tradition. A real disciple is one who will respect the traditions. Respect your own
religions, your own ideologies, in brief, your own thoughtform, and you will experience the Master. Even when you
see me, do not run after me. If you run after me, you will lose me. I cannot be monopolized -- I belong to
If you personify me you will create nothing but confusion, chaos, destruction. If you parade me, you do not know
who I am. Even my signs create only momentary happiness. The happiest moment is when you see me within your heart.
"Feed your brothers. Remember that mankind is One, children of the One Father. Make over in trust, the
goods of the Earth to all who are in need. Do this now and save the world."