Thursday, May 31, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
"Jesus returned from the Jordan River full of the Holy Spirit, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness. 2 There he was tempted for forty days by the devil. … 13 After finishing every temptation, the devil departed from him until the next opportunity. 14 Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news about him spread throughout the whole countryside" (Luke 4:1-2, 13-14).
Devil/Satan = fraudulent materiality attempting to deny us our spiritual heritage, which we possess as manifestations of SPIRIT/TRUTH.
M. B. Eddy: “The Science Jesus taught and lived must triumph over all material beliefs and about life, substance, and intelligence, and the multitudinous errors growing from such beliefs.”
Our spiritual intelligence can laser through the fraudulent temptations of materiality.
To the first temptation, to turn the stone into bread, Jesus replied, “It’s written, ‘People won’t live only by bread.’” When hungering for something good we can have more of it by perceiving and striving for its spiritual substance, and by comprehending that MIND produces limitless goodness.
To the second temptation, to bow to materiality so as to possess all that is in the material world, he responded, “It’s written, “You will worship the Lord your God and serve only him.” Since materiality is a mortal illusion it does not have anything but illusions to offer. We can have infinite, spiritual substance by discerning the allness of SPIRIT.
To the third temptation, to jump off the highest peak of the temple, Jesus’ riposte was, “It’s been said, ‘Don’t test the Lord your God.’” The paramount wholeness and concord of our existence in MIND cannot be grasped by the dullness of materiality.
Spiritual cognition, or Christ, radiates the divine power and bounty of eternal TRUTH. It annuls material hindrances as it propels our wellness and progress.
Monday, May 28, 2012
John 8:44, New King James Version (NKJV)44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.
Eddy: “Devil. Evil; a lie; error; neither corporeality nor mind; the opposite of Truth; a belief in sin, sickness, and death; animal magnetism or hypnotism ….” And, “Love and Truth make free, but evil and error lead into captivity.”
Evil = a lie, a deflection from TRUTH. All problems are deflections of inviolate, unsurpassable TRUTH/GOODNESS. We pertain to supreme HARMONY/LOVE. This comprehension augments our good and banishes evil/discord. Great results ensue when we understand and declare, “Sinful and sickly mortality, you have always been a lie, fathered by the lie of materiality. Your attempt to deceive me is nullified because I am aligned with TRUTH. You cannot destroy or harm me because I am awake to the sovereignty of GOOD/LOVE. My spiritual understanding unmasks and vanquishes all lies, and asserts illimitable SPIRIT-GOOD.”
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
91st Psalm: "A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nigh thee."
LIFE-LOVE, your all-encompassing goodness encircles me and all. We are safe and advancing within your sovereign harmony. PRINCIPLE-TRUTH, you reveal in us unbounded wisdom, intelligence, resources and power. I am humbled by how our expression of YOU, THE I AM ALL, defeats all enemies (error's magnestism, malicious suggestions, hypnotism, material imperfections), and draws out our spiritual endowments and generates outstanding achievements.
"With long life will I satisfy him, and show him My salvation."
An example of the 91st Psalms' ideas applied:
He was eating dinner alone and struggling with the burden of so many problems. Suddenly he could not swallow the bite of fish. A piece of fish bone was choking him to death. He felt impotent to get up to get a drink of water.
His quick turning to the ever-presence of TRUTH brought to him this healing verse from the 91st Psalm:
11For He shall give His angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways.
He also remembered Jesus Christ’s reference to the many “angels” protecting him. Jesus said it to Pilate right before his crucifixion.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Psalm 25:1 (21st Century King James Version): “Unto Thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul;”
Friday, May 11, 2012
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut,
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Isn't always "me first,"
Doesn't fly off the handle,
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end. Love never dies.
By M. B. Eddy (Misc. Writings p. 249: 27-2np):
worlds on worlds it hath range and is sovereign! the un‐
derived, the incomparable, the infinite All of good, the
alone God, is Love.”
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
We are LIFE-empowered
1 Corinthians 15:51-53, The Message (MSG)
51-57But let me tell you something wonderful, a mystery I'll probably never fully understand. We're not all going to die—but we are all going to be changed. You hear a blast to end all blasts from a trumpet, and in the time that you look up and blink your eyes—it's over. On signal from that trumpet from heaven, the dead will be up and out of their graves, beyond the reach of death, never to die again. At the same moment and in the same way, we'll all be changed. In the resurrection scheme of things, this has to happen: everything perishable taken off the shelves and replaced by the imperishable, this mortal replaced by the immortal. Then the saying will come true: Death swallowed by triumphant Life! Who got the last word, oh, Death? Oh, Death, who's afraid of you now? It was sin that made death so frightening and law-code guilt that gave sin its leverage, its destructive power. But now in a single victorious stroke of Life, all three—sin, guilt, death—are gone, the gift of our Master, Jesus Christ. Thank God!
Eddy: “God, the divine Principle of man, and man in God’s likeness are inseparable, harmonious, and eternal.”
We belong to superlative LIFE. We manifest LIFE’s immaculate, luminous, and timeless wholeness. This insight quashes sin; elides the heavy weights of guilt; and gives us the freedom to express TRUTH’s interminable and flourishing majesty.