First Revelation of the Trinity
It is the Lord who spoke with me: “See now the completion of my redemption. I have given you a sign of these things, my brother. For not without reason have I called you my brother, although you are not my brother materially. And I am not ignorant concerning you; so that when I give you a sign – know and hear.”
“Nothing existed except divinity. He is unnameable and ineffable. I myself am also unnameable, from divinity, just as I have been given a number of names – two from divinity. And I, I am before you. Since you have asked concerning femaleness, femaleness existed, but femaleness was not first. And it prepared for itself powers and gods. But it did not exist when I came forth, since I am an image of divinity. But I have brought forth the image of him so that the sons of divinity might know what things are theirs and what things are alien to them. Behold, I shall reveal to you everything of this mystery. For they will seize me the day after tomorrow. But my redemption will be near.”
The prophet said, “Christ, you have said, ‘they will seize me.’ But I, what can I do?” He said to me, “Fear not, prophet. You too will they seize. But leave. For it is she who always gives the cup of bitterness to the sons of light. She is a dwelling place of a great number of archons. But your redemption will be preserved from them. You may understand who they are and what kinds they are.
The prophet said, “Christ, are there then twelve hebdomads and not seven as there are in the scriptures?” The Lord said, “Prophet, he who spoke concerning this scripture had a limited understanding. I, however, shall reveal to you what has come forth from him who has no number. I shall give a sign concerning their number. As for what has come forth from him who has no measure, I shall give a sign concerning their measure”
The prophet said, “Christ, behold then, I have received their number. There are seventy-two measures!” He said, “These are the seventy-two heavens, which are their subordinates. These are the powers of all their might; and they were established by them; and these are they who were distributed everywhere, existing under the authority of the twelve archons. The inferior power among them brought forth for itself angels and unnumbered hosts. divinity, however, has been given it on account of the divinity and they are unnumbered. If you want to give them a number now, you will not be able to do so until you cast away from your blind thought, this bond of flesh which encircles you. And then you will reach divinity. And you will no longer be The prophet; rather you are it. And all those who are unnumbered will all have been named.”
The prophet said, “Christ, in what way shall I reach divinity, since all these powers and these hosts are armed against me?” He said to me, “These powers are not armed against you specifically, but are armed against another. It is against me that they are armed. And they are armed with other powers. But they are armed against me in judgment. But there shall be within me a silence and a hidden mystery. But I am fainthearted before their anger.”
The prophet said, “Christ, if they arm themselves against you, then is there no blame?”
You have come with knowledge,
that you might rebuke their forgetfulness.
You have come with recollection,
that you might rebuke their ignorance.
But I was concerned because of you.
For you descended into a great ignorance,
but you have not been defiled by anything in it.
For you descended into a great mindlessness,
and your recollection remained.
You walked in mud,
and your garments were not soiled,
and you have not been buried in their filth,
and you have not been caught.
And I was not like them, but I clothed myself with everything of theirs.
There is in me forgetfulness,
yet I remember things that are not theirs.
But I have become afraid before them, since they rule. For what will they do? What will I be able to say? Or what word will I be able to say that I may escape them?”
He said, “Prophet, I praise your understanding and your fear. If you continue to be distressed, do not be concerned for anything else except your redemption. For behold, I shall complete this destiny upon this earth as I have said from the heavens. And I shall reveal to you your redemption.”
The prophet said, “Christ, how, after these things, will you appear to us again? After they seize you, and you complete this destiny, you will go up to divinity.” The Lord said, “Prophet, after these things I shall reveal to you everything, not for your sake alone but for the sake of the unbelief of men, so that faith may exist in them. For a multitude will attain to faith and they will increase in number. And after this I shall appear for a reproof to the archons. And I shall reveal to them that he cannot be seized. If they seize him, then he will overpower each of them. But now I shall go. Remember the things I have spoken and let them go up before you.” The prophet said,”You, I shall hasten as you have said.” He said farewell to him and fulfilled what was fitting.
When the prophet heard of his suffering and was much distressed, they awaited the sign of his coming. And he came after several days. And the prophet was walking upon the mountain which is called “Gaugelan”, with his disciples, who listened to him because they had been distressed, and he was the comforter.
And the Christ appeared to him. Then he stopped his prayer and embraced him. He kissed him, saying, “Christ, I have found you! I have heard of your sufferings, which you endured. And I have been much distressed. My compassion you know. Therefore, on reflection, I was wishing that I would not see this people. They must be judged for these things that they have done. For these things that they have done are contrary to what is fitting.”
The Lord said, “Prophet, do not be concerned for me or for this people. I am he who was within me. Never have I suffered in any way, nor have I been distressed. And this people has done me no harm. But this existed as a type of the archons, and it deserved to be destroyed through them. You see how you will become sober when you see me. And you stopped this prayer. Now since you are a just man of God, you have embraced me and kissed me. Truly I say to you that you have stirred up great anger and wrath against yourself. But this has happened so that these others might come to be.”
But the prophet was timid and wept. And he was very distressed. And they both sat down upon a rock. He said to him, “Prophet, thus you will undergo these sufferings. But do not be sad. For the flesh is weak. It will receive what has been ordained for it. But as for you, do not be timid or afraid”. The Christ ceased.
Now when the prophet heard these things, he wiped away the tears in his eyes. The Christ said to him, “Prophet, behold, I shall reveal to you your redemption. When you are seized, and you undergo these sufferings, a multitude will arm themselves against you that they may seize you. And in particular three of them will seize you. They who sit there as toll collectors. Not only do they demand toll, but they also take away souls by theft. When you come into their power, one of them who is their guard will say to you, ‘Who are you or where are you from?’ You are to say to him, ‘I am a son, and I am from the Father.’ He will say to you, ‘What sort of son are you, and to what father do you belong?’ You are to say to him, ‘I am from the Pre-existent Father, and a son in the Pre-existent One.’
You are to say to him, ‘They are not entirely alien, but they are from a different plane, who is the female. And these she produced as she brought down the race from the Pre-existent One. So then they are not alien, but they are ours. They are indeed ours because she who is mistress of them is from the Pre-existent One. At the same time they are alien because the Pre-existent One did not have intercourse with her, when she produced them.’ When he also says to you, ‘Where will you go?’, you are to say to him, ‘To the place from which I have come, there shall I return.’ And if you say these things, you will escape their attacks.
I shall call upon the imperishable knowledge, which is wisdom who is in the Father and who is the mother. Wisdom had no father nor male consort, but she is female from a female. She produced you without a male, since she was alone and in ignorance as to what lives through her mother because she thought that she alone existed. But I shall cry out to her mother. And then they will fall into confusion and will blame their root and the race of their mother. But you will go up to what is yours.”