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RevBates.tv Global - The Way to a Wonderful Life Message for January 8, 2012 

           "There is that within every individual which partakes of the nature of the Universal Wholeness and - in so far as it operates - is God.  That is the meaning of the word Emmanuel, the meaning of the word Christ.  There is that within us which partakes of the Diving Being, and since it partakes of the nature of the Divine Being, we are divine.  It reacts to us according to our belief in It; and it is an immutable Law, subject to the use of the least among us; no respecter of persons, It cannot be bound.  Our Soul will never change or violate its own nature; all the denying of it will never change it; all the affirming of it will never make it any more than it is.  But since it is what it is, and works in the way that it works, it appears to each through his belief.  It is done unto each one of us as we believe.  ... We will say, then, that in spirit, man [generic] is One with God.  But what of the Great Law of the Universe?  If we are really One with the Whole, we must be One with the Law of the Whole, as well as One with the Spirit of the Whole. ... If we try to find something difficult to grasp, then we shall never grasp it, because we shall always think of It as being incomprehensible.  The mind which we discover within us is the Mind that governs everything.  This is the Thing Itself, and we should recognize its simplicity. -  Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind [Introductory Chapter 1 - The Thing Itself]

                             "32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” 33 They answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” 34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken— 36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.”
- attributed to Jesus, John 10:32-38, The Holy Bible

       This week we begin a review of the foundation principles of the evolutionary science of mind and the related teachings of Jesus.  In his first introductory chapter, "The Thing Itself" ... to The Science of Mind, the mystical Ernest Holmes, restates the words of the radical Jesus referring to the divinity within each of us and also restates the principle that is the foundation of the Law of Attraction; "it is done unto you, as you believe."  This principle was stated by Jesus and also is stated in the Bhagavad-Gita written centuries before the radical Jesus declared it as the action of God in us, for us.  For those who have been following this ministry, this is not new.  Most of us, accept this intellectually, but have yet to discover the thundering impact within our consciousness that this is the absolute truth for us.  Our ability to use this principle consciously is predicated by our recognition and identification with it.

     Every form of prayer begins first with "recognition" ... without the recognition that there is a Higher Power, there would be no impulse within us to pray.  Yet, how we recognize this Higher Power, G-d, is individual and personal to each of us.  The way in which G-d is defined has changed for most of us.  Isaiah revealed that G-d is Omnipresent ... everywhere present ... and Omnipotent ... all power ... and Omniscient ... all knowing [Intelligence].  Jesus revealed that we are a part of G-d; part of this Power, Spirit and Intelligence.  He stated that not only were we One with G-d, but as we discover this power, spirit and intelligence within us and "identify" with It ... we can "use" this power, spirit and intelligence to draw into our experience the abundant life.  In our contemporary language we call this using the Law of Attraction ... Jesus simply defined it as "sowing and reaping" ... or "as" you believe, so it is done unto you.

     Now, many of you are probably thinking, "okay, I know this already" ... and yes, we do know it.  But, are we realizing the "works" that go with "knowing it" on the level that we desire?  Are we healing, prospering and blessing our self and others and receiving the results that we desire?  And if we are not, this "review" gives us the opportunity to examine what we are "recognizing" and "identifying" with.  Can we say with absolute certainty, "I believe in my prayer and the answer to it"?  Are we "believing" and "receiving" or is our "receiving" falling short of our "believing"?

     How do we define this "Power Greater than we are" ... or this "Higher Power" ... or simply the "Power" of G-d?  We can't "identify with" and "use" something that we can't define for ourselves.  Thinking about this word "Power" ... let us look at the story of David and Goliath.  If you are not familiar with the story, Google it.  In this story David was to go up against Goliath who was a "giant of a man" ... far physically superior to David.  David did not look to G-d to make him physically superior to Goliath, but instead looked to G-d for the right way [Intelligence] to defeat Goliath with what he possessed.  He defeated Goliath, not with might, but with the conviction in his mind that G-d was for him.  This is "Power" but not always the way in which we define Power in the world.  To arrive at this measure of conviction, we must "know" what we are "convinced" of.

      All too often many people believe that their prayers are not answered because they lack the measure of faith necessary, but I believe we all have enough faith, we just perhaps fail to "recognize" and "identify" with the "power" of our faith.  Prayer is a powerful thing ... when we "recognize" and "identify" that it is "The Thing Itself" ... it is the expression of G-d through us.

AND SO IT IS!

Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates


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