A firm belief in Azrael is the foundation upon which discipleship is built. Azrael
is the author of the scriptures and the founder of this religion. One cannot believe
in and promote the Song of God while rejecting the author.
Woe unto you churchgoers, hypocrites! Repent you and weep aloud, for you are become
as the scribes and Pharisees of old. For either you love the tree and hate its fruit,
or else you love the fruit but hate the tree that bore it.
For the stone which the builders rejected has God appointed the chief cornerstone.
Therefore, I say unto you that except you believe on the one whom God has sent, then
shall the kingdom of God be taken from you and given unto another people, who will
bring forth unto the Lord a harvest of goodly things.
2. A disciple is truly converted
Conversion is a process of transformation realized by those seeking the presence
of God in their life. Some of the ways this can be achieved is through prayer and
meditation, diligent study of the scriptures, and by coming to know and imitate your
Heavenly Parents. You will know you are converted when:
• you accept as true that you are a literal offspring of your Heavenly Parents, and
that the mortal life you live is rooted in divine purpose.
• there is the presence of joy in your life. This joy becomes the most effective
witness that God is in your life.
• you are no longer embarrassed or reluctant to admit to others that you are a true
Gnostic, and you believe in the teachings of Azrael Ondi-Ahman.
True conversion is conveyed through how you live your life. If you profess one thing
and yet do another, then you are deceiving yourself. A true believer is one whose
behavioral commitment matches their words.
If you love me, then keep my commandments. For why will you call unto me, saying:
'Lord, Lord', and do not the things which I say?
For which of you can mount two horses at once, or stretch forth two bows together?
In like manner can no man serve two masters.
For either he will hate the one and love the other; or else he will honor the one
and scorn the other. You cannot serve together both God and Mammon.
3. A disciple studies the scriptures daily
A true disciple will recognize the value of the Song of God, and desire to study
its teachings and share its message with the world.
Submit yourselves with eager hearts to the study of the scriptures, and ponder deeply
well the joy contained therein, to see if you yourselves might partake; taking to
yourself a will which is ever bright and filled with hope.
Hiding up within your heart, the heart which comes from God, committing to memory
the words which God did give; creating in your own selves an environment where you
might safely dwell.
Proving yourselves through the word of God as one incorruptible, undivided, invincible
and resolute in a good and holy cause.
4th Endowment 25:25-27
Study diligently with eager heart the words which come from God, that you might live
them and by your speech and godly deeds reveal to others that even God is constant
present in the things you do and say.
4th Endowment 18:43
Study diligently the scriptures always, for they do but lead unto me; for as a reservoir
gives the life of many waters unto a parched and weary land, so do the scriptures
give life unto the soul in the midst of famine.
4. A disciple prays and meditates daily
Prayer and meditation is a means to discover and manifest the higher Self. It is
also a bridge that allows us to unite with God. The life you live is a prayer in
itself. What kind of prayer will you offer to your Heavenly Parents?
Therefore, attend your life unto prayer and meditation. For the life which you now
live shall become as a prayer unto God, and if your life be good or evil, then such
as this shall ascend unto God revealing the secret chambers of your heart.
Beware of others who would but distract, but turn your soul unto prayer and meditation,
for therein alone shall God reveal the hidden portion which makes rich the happy
If, therefore, you would hear the voice of God, then prepare well the heart and mind
together, letting go the ego which does but push and goad; and in a time and place
made sacred through prayers and meditations, yield your soul to God.
For meditation is the gateway to the soul within; and prayer the path which leads
to God; and if you will give your life to prayer and meditation, then shall faith
increase within you; and there shall come in a soft and sudden moment, the voice
of God, saying:
“Speak, my child, and I shall hear, to fill you up to overflowing with good and happy
things; and if there should fall upon you any trial or grievous burden, then shall
we, together, turn them to your good.”
Thus in prayer and meditation do you yourselves prepare the way where God might speak,
revealing in yourselves the eternal and divine.
4th Endowment 19:46-49
5. A disciple is honorable
Discipleship reveals itself in the every-day affairs of one’s life. The behavior
of a true disciple is rooted in grace, honor and integrity.
Giving hope to all that even as Adamilus and Evelah did live their life in excellence,
being in their daily actions filled with grace and honor and wisdom also; even so
might every man and woman likewise be.
To become in their persons a people of honor and integrity and deeper knowing, making
their lives far richer than they had ever known, possessing in themselves a meaning
and purpose far greater than the sum of all their dreaming, having become holy even
as God is holy.
4th Endowment 7:17-18
How then shall the righteous comport themselves; how move, how speak, how live? For
if you would bring forth the justice of God to dwell in the affairs of men, then
must you prove yourselves the very seed from which all good things come.
For the justice of God is a fruitful tree, and if you choose yourselves to plant
it within the heart, then is there made to spring up within you that moral center
which would encourage you always to act rightly and not amiss.
Possessing within the very midst of you the shining light of honor and integrity
and respect towards every man and every woman, and children also.
For these are the gifts which you give yourselves to be, which gifts no man can take
from you by force or slander; for in such goodness as you embrace are you made the
masters of yourselves.
4th Endowment 22:27-30
6. A disciple pays their tithe joyfully
In paying a tithe, you set yourself free of illusions and demonstrate to God what
is truly important to you.
Neither fear such sacrifices as you are called to bear from time to time, for by
such sacrifices as you do make, do you cause that your own soul should fly and sing,
being made yourself as one with God, to become yourselves as angels upon the earth.
4th Endowment 18:47
For in the giving of time and effort and money also, even by these things do you
fill up your heart and mind with Heaven, causing that all shadows and illusions should
flee themselves away, finding in you no darkness where they might lurk and constant
4th Endowment 31:38
7. A disciple bears in their person the light of God
A disciple represents not only the True Gnostic Church, but God as well. The true
disciple is a reflection of God in the mortal life.
Shine, therefore, as brightly fair, and bring to those who would seek a good and
pleasing light; for in the living of the mortal life do many lose their way, to cast
themselves against the rocks which would break asunder, to leave in ruin the tender
soul which would seek its God.
Shine brightly then, that in the lives of others you might brightly glow, to light
the path before them, to show in the living of your life the way which others might
safely go, ever chasing through the darkness the light which goes before.
4th Endowment 8:35-36
For you are the reflection of God in mortal life, having in your form and likeness
the presence of the Father and the Mother together, ever building through all your
faith that sure and happy knowledge which does but speak; revealing in you the touch
and sound of still some greater mystery filled with wonder.
For God is first revealed in the things you do, and if you should act with good and
kindly deeds, to touch the children of God through words of faith and hope together,
then is the nearness of God but quick revealed in you already.
Causing that the whole creation should testify before your eyes and within your heart
that God is always near, and that in this life you are not alone, but that God does
but gently hold you in the hollow of their hand, ever breathing upon the winds a
song of great assurance.
Through such as these does God raise forth the hand to bless, and through their eyes
shall the Father and the Mother smile upon the children of men, for by our faith
are we made partakers with God, to be in them as always remembered.
But if you should act from anger or hate towards any man or woman, or if your speech
be filled with doubt and constant woe, then have you caused that God should seem
as far away and filled with deep uncaring; and this because you made no place within
yourselves for the Father and Mother which love you so.
Thus is the presence of God revealed first within ourselves and not without, being
unveiled before eyes by the good which we would do, being drawn from our hearts through
faith, causing that we should see with the eyes and feel within the heart that God
is always near and filled with tender care.
4th Endowment 18:11-16
8. A disciple promotes the Song of God and converts others
As a devoted child of your Heavenly Parents, your desire should be to teach and convert
others, sharing with your family, friends and acquaintances the joy you find in God
and life. Disciples prove in their actions that God is constantly present in their
life. A true disciple assumes the role of a messenger sent from Heaven, planting
in the hearts of all the seeds that come from God.
For of your life would I reveal a mystery and a wonder, for you are the power of
God upon the earth, if it so be that you should elect yourselves to do much good;
becoming yourselves the imitators of heavenly things, being yourselves established
in the depths of the Father and the Mother from which you come.
4th Endowment 22:44
Let then the will of God dwell richly in you, to be to you a guide and comfort; that
you may stand as one resolved and fully knowing, becoming yourselves the ambassadors
of God the Father and the Mother while yet you live the mortal life.
4th Endowment 24:57
While the foregoing may help to guide the true Gnostic in their efforts, the teachings
of Yeshua provide an even deeper understanding of discipleship, stating that the
true disciple must be willing to sacrifice all things. It is only after one has sacrificed
everything that they are free to do anything. The cost of discipleship is great.
Be wise and consider carefully both the price and the value of discipleship.
Whosoever would come after me, let him deny himself daily, and come follow me.
For whosoever shall prefer the things of this life, the same shall lose it; but whosoever
shall forsake his life for my sake, the same shall have life abundant.
For I am come that you might have life, and that you might have it more abundantly.
For what shall it profit a man to take unto himself the whole world, and yet lose
his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
For that which is of the flesh, being weak and perishable, is given no reality; for
reality is found in the eternal. Therefore, if you would lay hold upon that reality
which is come from God, seek you always the eternal.
And turning to the people, the Lord spoke unto them, saying: "Why will you call unto
me, saying: 'Lord, Lord', and do not the things which I say?
Whosoever shall hear these sayings of mine to do them, he it is which follows after
me truly, having forsaken his own ways that he might cleave unto the one which is
come from God alone. [....]
Whosoever among you would follow after me, let him deny himself daily, and come,
Be you doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For why
will you call me: 'Lord, Lord', and do not the things which I say?
…that which leads to exaltation cannot be cheaply had, for the things which come
from God are become as the greatest of all costly pearls, for which, when a man finds,
he will sell all that he has that he might possess it for himself.
1st Endowment 1:5
Know then that in the taking of a covenant do you join yourself to God, and this
by your own desire; for the covenant is the bridge which crosses o’er the chasm,
which chasm is the illusions of mortal life, opening up before your eyes the realness
of God and Heaven.
7th Endowment 5:10
Yeshua 38:21-28 Counting the cost
Wisdom 9:42-45 Counting the cost
Wisdom 13:35-47 Magnify instruction unto good works