Faith, knowledge and prayer

Ascended Master Mother Mary, May 2, 2005 through Kim Michaels.

I would like to speak to you on a topic that is extremely important in terms of accepting God’s nurturance. You have all heard about the concept of faith as it has been promoted by so many religions, but especially the orthodox Christian religions. You have all read in the Bible that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1). But what you do not always realize is that even this particular Bible quote is a distortion of the true teachings of Christ.

Jesus did not teach that faith is the substance of things hoped for. He taught that knowledge is the substance of things hoped for. And with knowledge he did not mean outer, intellectual knowledge. He meant inner knowledge, gnosis, the true inner gnosis whereby the knower becomes one with the known. Jesus did not teach that you should pray to an external God and then simply believe the answer would be forthcoming. And if your prayer is not answered, you should just keep believing indefinitely, as if those who keep believing will eventually be saved.

Jesus taught and demonstrated that you invoke God’s assistance from within yourself, and you do so with the absolute inner knowing that when you ask, you WILL receive. And thus, if your prayer is not answered, you can reason that you did not have the true inner knowing. Perhaps you had faith, but not yet the full knowing that is the highest aspect of faith. So instead of simply keeping on believing, you can go to work on yourself, on resolving the blocks that prevent you from having the inner knowing – the absolute certainty – that comes through oneness with your Christ self. You see, many Christians have completely misunderstood Jesus’ teaching on faith, and they have instead accepted the teachings of anti-christ that keep them suspended in a state of outer faith that blocks their inner knowing, their true Gnosis.

This is a most essential key to inheriting your Father’s kingdom. You see, most religious people have also been brought up to believe in a completely false teaching concerning prayer, concerning invoking something from above, concerning invoking God’s assistance in their lives. They have been taught a serpentine lie that springs from the mind of anti-christ, namely that prayer is invoking a miracle. And sometimes the miracle happens, but most of the time it does not happen. And there is no way to know when it will happen and when it will not happen, because it is all a mystery that is decided by God. But you see, this is a complete fallacy because God does not sit up in heaven and arbitrarily decide to give one person a miracle and to withhold it from another.

It is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. It is the Father’s good pleasure to give his kingdom to all of his children. But to inherit that kingdom, you must realign yourself with the reality of God. And you cannot do that through outer knowledge, through intellectual knowledge, through outer faith or through blind adherence to some ritual. You can do that only by going within. You can do it only through gnosis, whereby you transcend belief, you transcend faith, and you come to the inner knowing that when you invoke God’s intercession, God’s Presence, in your life, your call WILL compel the answer. Ask and ye shall receive. Because truly it is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” (Matthew 7:7).

But you see, there are two things you need to know. First of all, you need to know that when you ask, your desire cannot spring from the lower desire of your ego or the desires that have been put upon you from your culture and the forces of this world. These lower desires are self-centered and they disregard the whole. And precisely because God wants ALL of his children to inherit the kingdom, he cannot answer a prayer that seeks the abundance of one person by depriving the whole. Thus, when you pray from a selfish desire, you create a counter-force that opposes the fulfillment of your desire. In a sense the entire universe will oppose the fulfillment of your desire. And if you seek to take something by force, the counter force you create will take from you what you seek to possess. As Jesus said, “For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.” (Matthew 25:29)

Unto everyone who has love and regard for the whole shall be given and he or she shall have abundance. Yet to him who has no love, everything shall be taken away by the very counter force he creates in seeking to fulfill his ego-centered desires. So in order to truly ask, you must realign your desires, your desire body, with the higher desires of the Conscious You, that are part of your divine plan, and with the higher will of your I AM Presence, that is one with the will of God for your lifestream.

And when you are in that state of alignment, then the answer to any prayer will be given because the entire universe will gladly assist in fulfilling your divine plan. The reason being that your personal divine plan is in alignment with the greater plan of God, and thus what is best for you is also what is best for the whole of God’s creation.


This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.



Copyright © 2005 Kim Michaels