Monday, December 24, 2012

Temptations Annulled

Temptations Annulled


Julio C. Rivas, CS


            The metaphysical/spiritual commentaries below have generated multiple healings in many.


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 deceptions (temptations) of materiality.  Our exploration of TRUTH and the application of its lessons give us spiritual freedom.  As long as individuals are growing in spiritual wisdom and power the Church of TRUTH/LOVE cannot be coopted by hierarchical authority and it cannot decline or be lost.  The Science of CHRIST-TRUTH consoles, awakens, educates, heals and blesses. 

(New Living Bible) He ate nothing during those days and afterward Jesus was starving. 3 The devil said to him, “Since you are God’s Son, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.”  4 Jesus replied, “It’s written, People won’t live only by bread.”

Substance, security, plenty and happiness are in and of SPIRIT.  Matter-sense cannot give us anything.  It imprisons us in a delusion of material suffering and false happiness.  When hungering for something good we can have more of it by perceiving and striving for its spiritual substance, and by comprehending that MIND-LOVE produces limitless goodness.

5 Next the devil led him to a high place and showed him in a single instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 The devil said, “I will give you this whole domain and the glory of all these kingdoms. It’s been entrusted to me and I can give it to anyone I want. 7 Therefore, if you will worship me, it will all be yours.”  8 Jesus answered, “It’s written, You will worship the Lord your God and serve only him.”

The kingdoms of the world are dreams.  Since materiality is a mortal dream it does not have anything but dreams to offer.  We can have infinite, spiritual substance by discerning the allness of SPIRIT and its continual, rich providing.  By accepting the beauty, majesty and beneficence of SPIRIT-LOVE we reflect its bounty. 

9 The devil brought him into Jerusalem and stood him at the highest point of the temple. He said to him, “Since you are God’s Son, throw yourself down from here; 10 for it’s written: He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you 11 and they will take you up in their hands so that you won’t hit your foot on a stone.  12 Jesus answered, “It’s been said, Don’t test the Lord your God.”[

Egotism will cast us headlong into a precipice of spiritual failure.  By knowing that we are SOUL’s oeuvre we remain safe in it.  Our attentiveness to LOVE’s wisdom protects us from egotistical, foolish and empty acts.  Materialized thinking is blind to the infinite ways in which LOVE sustains and empowers us all the time.  But our spiritual sensibility is certain of the paramount concord and progressive impetus which MIND-GOD bestows on everyone.    



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