"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye
that work iniquity."
— Matthew 7:21-23
In these statements Christ Jesus was setting a definitely higher standard of conduct than had existed during the preceding separative regime of Jehovah. Form was all-important under Jehovah, for man had not yet reached the stage in spiritual consciousness when he could do the will of the Father. "The law of the race religions was given to emancipate intellect from desire. The 'fear of God' was pitted against the 'desires of the flesh.'"
But the day of much speaking without the corroboration of the heart was destined to end. The day was dawning when actions would speak louder than words, and even though we have achieved that ideal to some extent today, in the approaching Aquarian Age it will be achieved to a much greater degree. As taught in the Rosicrucian Philosophy:
Aquarius is an airy sign, having special rule over the ether. The Flood partly dried the air by depositing most of the moisture it held in the sea. But when the Sun enters Aquarius by precession, the rest of the moisture will be eliminated and visual vibrations, which are most easily transmitted by a dry etheric atmosphere, will become more intense; thus conditions will be particularly conducive to production of the slight extension of our present sight necessary to open our eyes to the etheric region.
The etheric sight is similar to the X-ray in that it enables its possessor to see right through all objects, but it is much more powerful and renders everything as transparent as glass. Therefore in the Aquarian Age many things will be different from now; for instance, it will be extremely easy to study anatomy and to detect a morbid growth, a dislocation, or a pathological condition of the body. At present, medical men of the highest standing admit regretfully that their diagnoses are only too frequently erroneous, as shown by postmortem observation; but when we have evolved the etheric sight, they will be able to study both anatomical structures and physiological processes without hindrance.
The etheric vision will not enable us to see one another's thoughts, for they are formed in still finer stuff, but it will make it largely impossible for us to live double lives and to act differently in our homes than we do in public. If we were aware that invisible entities now throng our houses, we should often feel ashamed of the things we do; but in the Aquarian Age there will be no privacy which may not be broken into by anyone who desires to see us. It will avail nothing that we sent the office boy or maid out to tell an unwelcome visitor that we are 'not in.' This means that in the new age honesty and straightforwardness will be the only policies worthwhile, for we cannot do wrong and hope to escape detection.