Gnostic Doctrine

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Eucharist and Baptism the Gospel of Philip



Eucharist and Baptism
The cup of prayer contains wine and water, for it represents the blood for which thanksgiving is offered. It is full of the holy spirit, and it belongs to the completely perfect human. When we drink it, we take to ourselves the perfect human.

The living water is a body, and we must put on the living human. Thus, when one is about to go down into the water, one strips in order to put on the living human.

The cup of prayer [prayer is the correct word here – for we ourselves are the “cup” and ours is the “prayer of the holy ones”] contains wine and water [spirit and truth], since it is appointed as the type of the blood for which thanks is given. And it is full of the Holy Spirit, and it belongs to the wholly perfect man [it is not a teacup that is full of Holy Spirit but those who are “sealed” with “Christ in them”]. When we drink this [again not a cup of tea but our daily walk under worldly pressures as true followers of Messiah], we shall receive for ourselves the perfect man [we become as Him - there is no other way to receive this but to experience it through persecutions in the world (not by eating a cookie and drinking a sip of wine at communion)]. The living water is a body [of spiritually mature men, in one accord (One in thought) to do the will of the Father]. It is necessary that we put on the living man [wear Messiah as a garment]. Therefore, when he [the individual spirit consciousness called by the Father] is about to go down into the water [accepts the Word as truth], he unclothes himself [openly confesses all of his past sins and repents], in order that he may put on the living man [receive a spirit baptism that he might be refined as silver and as gold as part of the regeneration process]. (Philip 79)

 The Cup of Thanksgiving contains wine which becomes the blood of the Redeemer. This is the blood through which we are saved, so it is the blood through which we offer thanks. It is full of the Holy Spirit because it is the blood of the Perfected One. When we drink this blood, the Perfected One enters us; he merges with us so that we become one person. We cannot be perfected unless we become one with the Perfected One.
When we are immersed into the Parents, we must lay aside the clothing acquired in this world so that we can put on clothing of Light. We cannot carry our mortal possessions to the heavenly plane.

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