I am with you pasas days
until the synteleias of the aionos.
These are the words of Christ that conclude the Matthew Gospel [Matthew 28:20], rendered as a mix of the original [transliterated] Greek plus English translation.
Idou look, and keep looking, until you see
Pasas all, the whole, every kind of
Synteleias completion, consummation
Aionos cycle of time, eon
And keep on looking until you see
that I am with you every day (and every kind of day)
until the complete consummation of the cycle of time.
As is so common, the “New Testament” words of the incarnate Christ echo and transform the “Old Testament” words of the pre-incarnate Christ. In this case, some of what we hear in those final words in the Matthew Gospel include echoes of the Lord previously saying to humanity:
You will seek me and find me,
when you seek me with all your heart.
To which we reply to Christ:
You have said, "Seek my face."
My heart says to you, "Your face, Lord, do I seek."
And then we encourage one another:
The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
and give you peace.
[Numbers 6:24 - 26]
What does it mean to "seek the face" of God? Rudolf Steiner repeatedly talks about the countenance (face) of Christ - which indicates how significant it is. Here is one example:
I should like to point out to you that we have
repeatedly dealt with these matters. When the
initiates of this ancient time were asked about the
way in which they received the divine words they
answered: the Lord whose name is ineffable speaks
to us; but he speaks to us through his countenance
[face]. And the countenance [face] of their God
they called Michael. They felt their God as
remaining unknown even behind the experiences of
the clairvoyant; but when the clairvoyant, through
the inner strength of his soul, raised himself to his
God, then Michael spoke to him.
Michael is the spirit of strength. As Michael again
re-enters human evolution, he must bring it about
that we do not consider on the one hand abstract
spirituality and on the other a materiality regarding
which we have not the slightest inkling that it is only
an externally manifesting form of the spiritual.
Michael must permeate us as the strong power
[enabling us to] look through the material to see
[hear, know] the spiritual in matter . . . .
[Rudolf Steiner, The Michael Revelation: The Word Becomes Flesh and the Flesh Becomes Spirit. Presented in Dornach, Switzerland on November 22, 1919. GA 194.]
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