Conquering Self

To conquer means "to overcome, to be victorious, to subjugate or subdue through a struggle, to acquire, obtain or gain by effort." Soul conquering of the self is becoming all the laws received through initiations under the Seven Degrees.

Controlling self is what you do until you conquer. Control is but the first step in conquering self, and it begins with bridling the tongue. Self, in the context of soul ascension, describes egocentricity, an exaggerated sense of one's own importance.

Conquering is a law of doing or expression under the principle of desire. Conquering is the keynote of the Sixth Lesser Trinity of Via Christa Degrees, and it includes the Degrees to Defend, to Improve and to Expand.

Edna Lister quoted these two Proverbs frequently in regard to self: He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city. – Proverbs 16:32. He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. – Proverbs 25:28.








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New Testament on Conquering Self

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. – Matthew 6:24.

Ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. – James 1:6-8.

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Old Testament on Conquering Self

If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. – Genesis 4:7.

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. – Proverbs 16:32.

The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts. – Proverbs 17:3.

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. – Proverbs 25:28.

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If you come to serve the Lord, prepare your soul for temptation. – Wisdom of Ben Sirach 2:1.



Edna Miriam Lister
1884 –1971
The original Pioneering Mystic
minister, teacher, and author

Edna Lister


Etymology of conquer: Latin conquirere, to procure: com- + quaerere, to seek.

Etymology of self: Old English self, sylf, self, same.


Conquering is a Via Christa Degree.

Conquering is a law of doing.


References

The Compact Edition of The Oxford English Dictionary: 2 volumes. E.S.C. Weiner, editor. Oxford University Press, 1971.

The Holy Bible. King James Version (KJV).

The Nag Hammadi Library. James M. Robinson, editor. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1981.


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