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RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses (January 23, 2005)         

      From Dr. Ernest Holmes -  One of the great difficulties in the new order of thought is that we are likely to indulge in too much theory and too little practice.  As a matter of fact, we only know as much as we can prove by actual demonstration.  That which we cannot prove may, or may not, be true but that which we can prove certainly must be, and is, the truth.

          We are in the world and of it and it is good that it is so.  The world is all right when we view it correctly.  Who knows what would transpire if all men would speak the truth?  It has never yet been tried, but let not the mouth of the profane hinder those who would enter, thereby keeping them from entering.  The world has never yet followed the simple ethics of Jesus, yet it is loud in its proclamation that it is Christian.  This statement is not written in a spirit of controversy, it is one of conviction, and will make its appeal only to those who are convinced.  "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still."

          The Truth is instantaneous in its demonstration, taking only such time in Its unfoldment as is inherent in the law of a logical and sequential evolution.  In this invisible law of unfoldment, we must come to trust, and although we do not see the way, we must believe that the way IS and IS OPERATIVE.  We must trust the Invisible, for It is the sole cause of that which is visible ... "... things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." (Hebrews 11:3)

         Healing and demonstration (answered prayer) take place as our minds become attuned to the truth of Being.  There is no process of healing, but there is generally a process in healing.  This process is the time and effort which we undergo in our realizations of Truth.

          The one who wishes scientifically to work out his/her problems, must daily take the time to meditate and mentally treat the condition, no matter what the apparent contradictions may be.  She/he is working silently in the Law and the Law will find an outlet through his/her faith in It.  This Law is the Law which puts the act into all action.  It is the invisible actor, working through us to will and to do.  As a result of right treatment, the mold formed in the subjective mind by the treatment makes possible a concrete manifestation.  The treatment is an intelligent Energy in the invisible world.  It is a spiritual entity, working through the Law of Mind, and it is an actual force now consciously directed.  Therefore, it must produce specific results.

         True thought deals directly with First Cause (God); and this Science is the study of First Cause, Spirit, or the Truth, that Invisible Essence, that Ultimate Stuff and Intelligence from which everything comes - the Power back of creation - The Thing Itself.   - The Science of Mind

In Religious Science we realize that we must develop a greater awareness of Universal Principles; the Master Mind Jesus taught ... "it is done unto you as you believe" ... in the Book of Job we can read .. "that which I have feared has come upon me" ... so we understand that our patterns of thought create imprints on our subconscious and therefore create our experiences ... as we believe.  No one truly desires to experience illness and discord in their lives ... but as we allow our mind to dwell on morbid thoughts or listen to negative ideas ... we create the "possibility" of these things happening to us.  This is why the Radical Rabbi taught, "be in the world but not of the world."  The world believes in the possibilities of misery ... through worry, doubt and fear ... and this belief in the possibility separates us from God, Infinite Good.  Over 5,000 years before the Teachings of Jesus were presented to the world, we can read in the Bagavad Gita ... "according to your belief it is done."  So we know that All is Mind, yet All Is God.  As we seek greater understanding of our relationship with God, Infinite Spirit ... we will find it.  We will realize solutions to our seeming problems.  We will realize greater peace and joy in our experiences.  But as we attempt to "separate or divide God" ... by judgments of good and evil, lesser and greater, superior and inferior ... Infinite Possibilities become "limitations" ... we must nurture and foster the Truth that God Is All In All ... Omnipresence, Omnipotent, Omniscient ... Always Present ... All Powerful ... All Knowing.

          Religious Science offers the greatest tool we can use to maintain the Truth of Omnipresent Good in our minds ... it is a powerful, affirmative, prayer practice called "Spiritual Mind Treatment."  This practice was discovered by Dr. Holmes as he studied the work of Jesus in-depth.  It is the method of prayer that Jesus used in every demonstration of healing that have been recorded in the scriptures.  This method of prayer can be utilized for every thing ... health, wealth, work, relationships and more.  It is a method of prayer that "conditions" our minds to a higher awareness and acceptance of God's Loving Presence in our lives.  And this heightened awareness of the Presence of God automatically brings with it a greater and more joyous Life experience.  This method of prayer has been used to heal cancer, leukemia, diabetes, poverty, loneliness, feelings of guilt and shame ... patterns of failure.  It has been used to restore happiness to marriages ... to attract people to each other to fulfill a greater purpose in Life.  It is a marvelous and effective way to pray that opens up our lives to the Glory of God ... and once we begin to practice it and make use of it in the things that concern us ... we realize without a doubt ... that there is no secret what God can do.

And So It Is!  

Maximum Love
Rev. Hank Bates

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