SPIRIT

February 5, 2017

 

Golden Text

Ps 139:1,7

O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

 

 

Responsive Reading

Luke 4:14 Jesus, 17-19

Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

 

And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

 

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

 

To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

 

II Cor 1:21,22; 3:4-6,17

Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;

 

Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

 

And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:

 

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

 

Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

 

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

 

 

Section I

( 1) Gal 5:22 the, 23

the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

 

( 2) I Cor 2:9-12 as

as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

 

( 3) I Cor 6:20 glorify

glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

 

( 4) II Cor 3:18 we

we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

 

 

( 1) 503:28

God, Spirit, dwelling in infinite light and harmony from which emanates the true idea, is never reflected by aught but the good.

 

( 2) 468:21

Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance. The spiritual universe, including individual man, is a compound idea, reflecting the divine substance of Spirit.

 

( 3) 278:30-3

Matter, with its mortality, cannot be substantial if Spirit is substantial and eternal. Which ought to be substance to us, the erring, changing, and dying, the mutable and mortal, or the unerring, immutable, and immortal?

 

( 4) 241:13-17

The Bible teaches transformation of the body by the renewal of Spirit. Take away the spiritual signification of Scripture, and that compilation can do no more for mortals than can moonbeams to melt a river of ice.

 

( 5) 264:13

As mortals gain more correct views of God and man, multitudinous objects of creation, which before were invisible, will become visible. When we realize that Life is Spirit, never in nor of matter, this understanding will expand into self-completeness, finding all in God, good, and needing no other consciousness.

 

 

Section II

( 5) Ps 143:10 then

Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

 

( 6) Ps 139:7 (to 1st ?)

Whither shall I go from thy spirit?

 

( 7) II King 2:1,6-12 (to 1st .)

And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.

 

And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the Lord hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on. And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan. And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground. And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so. And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof.

 

 

( 6) 584:9

DEATH. An illusion, the lie of life in matter; the unreal and untrue; the opposite of Life.

 

( 7) 325:2-7

He who has the true idea of good loses all sense of evil, and by reason of this is being ushered into the undying realities of Spirit. Such a one abideth in Life, life obtained not of the body incapable of supporting life, but of Truth, unfolding its own immortal idea.

 

( 8) 266:27

Man is the idea of Spirit; he reflects the beatific presence, illuming the universe with light. Man is deathless, spiritual. He is above sin or frailty. He does not cross the barriers of time into the vast forever of Life, but he coexists with God and the universe.

 

( 9) 550:12

The true sense of being and its eternal perfection should appear now, even as it will hereafter.

 

 

Section III

( 8) Gen 1:2 the spirit

the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

 

( 9) Deut 8:7 the, 9 (to ;)

the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;

 

A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it;

 

(10) II King 2:19-22

And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren. And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him. And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land. So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.

 

 

(10) 139:4-8

From beginning to end, the Scriptures are full of accounts of the triumph of Spirit, Mind, over matter. Moses proved the power of Mind by what men called miracles; so did Joshua, Elijah, and Elisha.

 

(11) 83:13

The scientific manifestation of power is from the divine nature and is not supernatural, since Science is an explication of nature. The belief that the universe, including man, is governed in general by material laws, but that occasionally Spirit sets aside these laws, this belief belittles omnipotent wisdom, and gives to matter the precedence over Spirit.

 

(12) 287:12-13 "Doth, 27-32

"Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?"

 

The five material senses testify to truth and error as united in a mind both good and evil. Their false evidence will finally yield to Truth, to the recognition of Spirit and of the spiritual creation.

Truth cannot be contaminated by error.

 

(13) 259:23-24, 26

God, Spirit, works spiritually, not materially.

 

Immortal ideas, pure, perfect, and enduring, are transmitted by the divine Mind through divine Science, which corrects error with truth and demands spiritual thoughts, divine concepts, to the end that they may produce harmonious results.

 

 

Section IV

(11) John 9:39 Jesus (to ;)

Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see;

 

(12) Matt 7:15,16,18

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

 

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

 

(13) Matt 8:16

When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:

 

(14) I John 4:1 (to :)

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:

 

(15) Eph 4:7 unto, 13-15

unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

 

Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

 

(16) Eph 5:1,8 walk, 9

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

 

walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

 

 

(14) 539:8-12

What can be the standard of good, of Spirit, of Life, or of Truth, if they produce their opposites, such as evil, matter, error, and death? God could never impart an element of evil, and man possesses nothing which he has not derived from God.

 

(15) 79:17 (only)

Jesus cast out evil spirits, or false beliefs.

 

(16) 206:32-1

There are evil beliefs, often called evil spirits; but these evils are not Spirit, for there is no evil in Spirit.

 

(17) 466:7 What, 8-13 To (to 1st .)

What are spirits and souls?

 

To human belief, they are personalities constituted of mind and matter, life and death, truth and error, good and evil; but these contrasting pairs of terms represent contraries, as Christian Science reveals, which neither dwell together nor assimilate.

 

(18) 246:1-3

Man is not a pendulum, swinging between evil and good, joy and sorrow, sickness and health, life and death.

 

(19) 234:31-3

Evil thoughts and aims reach no farther and do no more harm than one's belief permits. Evil thoughts, lusts, and malicious purposes cannot go forth, like wandering pollen, from one human mind to another, finding unsuspected lodgment, if virtue and truth build a strong defence.

 

(20) 392:24-27 Stand

Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously.

 

 

Section V

(17) Is 41:10 I am thy

I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

 

(18) Is 54:13

And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

 

(19) Matt 15:21-28 Jesus

Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

 

 

(21) 236:23-32

Parents should teach their children at the earliest possible period the truths of health and holiness. Children are more tractable than adults, and learn more readily to love the simple verities that will make them happy and good.

Jesus loved little children because of their freedom from wrong and their receptiveness of right. While age is halting between two opinions or battling with false beliefs, youth makes easy and rapid strides towards Truth.

 

(22) 237:15

Children should be taught the Truth-cure, Christian Science, among their first lessons, and kept from discussing or entertaining theories or thoughts about sickness. To prevent the experience of error and its sufferings, keep out of the minds of your children either sinful or diseased thoughts. The latter should be excluded on the same principle as the former. This makes Christian Science early available.

 

(23) 412:16-18, 23-31

To prevent disease or to cure it, the power of Truth, of divine Spirit, must break the dream of the material senses.

 

Mentally insist that harmony is the fact, and that sickness is a temporal dream. Realize the presence of health and the fact of harmonious being, until the body corresponds with the normal conditions of health and harmony.

If the case is that of a young child or an infant, it needs to be met mainly through the parent's thought, silently or audibly on the aforesaid basis of Christian Science.

 

(24) 316:20-21

Christ presents the indestructible man, whom Spirit creates, constitutes, and governs.

 

 

Section VI

(20) Ps 19:1-3

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

 

(21) Act 1:1,2

The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:

 

(22) Act 2:1-6

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

 

(23) Act 5:12 (to ;), 16

And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people;

 

There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.

 

(24) I Cor 14:15 I will

I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

 

 

(25) 503:12

Divine Science, the Word of God, saith to the darkness upon the face of error, "God is All-in-all," and the light of ever-present Love illumines the universe. Hence the eternal wonder, that infinite space is peopled with God's ideas, reflecting Him in countless spiritual forms.

 

(26) 109:32

The three great verities of Spirit, omnipotence, omnipresence, omniscience, Spirit possessing all power, filling all space, constituting all Science, contradict forever the belief that matter can be actual. These eternal verities reveal primeval existence as the radiant reality of God's creation, in which all that He has made is pronounced by His wisdom good.

 

(27) 209:31

Spiritual sense is a conscious, constant capacity to understand God. It shows the superiority of faith by works over faith in words. Its ideas are expressed only in "new tongues;" and these are interpreted by the translation of the spiritual original into the language which human thought can comprehend.

 

(28) 72:2-3,30-32

The divine Principle of man speaks through immortal sense.

 

Not personal intercommunion but divine law is the communicator of truth, health, and harmony to earth and humanity.

 

(29) 411:10

If Spirit or the power of divine Love bear witness to the truth, this is the ultimatum, the scientific way, and the healing is instantaneous.

 

 

Section VII

(25) Rom 8:16

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

 

 

(30) 29:30-32

Man as the offspring of God, as the idea of Spirit, is the immortal evidence that Spirit is harmonious and man eternal.