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RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses for January 30, 2011 

 1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:
2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4 a time to wee
, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7 a time to tear, and a time to mend; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

- Ecclesiastes 3, The Holy Bible, The Torah
We often think what we require is money, friends and physical healing.  After these things, do those, who are outside a knowledge of the Law, seek; and they do well, for we need all these things.  But they are the effects of right relationships to life.  All people need some form of healing.  Most people are unhappy, few have any realization of permanent peace.  We seek fragments, when the whole is at hand.
- Dr. Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind, page 447

     "A Time for Everything" from The Book Of Ecclesiastes was written about three centuries before Jesus.  It is included in the "Wisdom" Books of The Holy Bible and in The Eleven Books of The Writings (Kethuvim) in The Torah.  Although some words reflect the primitive culture of the time, the wisdom is also apparent.  It is commonly thought that the author is King Solomon.  Unless read with the spirit of discernment, it is morbid and does not give us a sense of the love and grace of G-d that has come to our awareness from the philosophies of the science of mind and the Master Mind Jesus.  But, there is value beyond the mere words when we meditate on them in the light of faith and trust in the Ultimate Good, G-d.

     Let's take a look at the "wisdom statements" that can heal, bless and prosper us by first agreeing with this statement:  "For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven" ... and for many people, this can be a challenging lesson.  In our culture we have been taught that the longer certain things last; i.e. relationships, marriage, jobs, the greater achievement they are and should be valued more.  But, this, as many people have experienced is not always the case.  Staying in any of these after they have lost their appeal to us, benefits no one.  Yet, we can be assured that there was a purpose for them even though they were only for a season.  To stay in a relationship, a marriage, or a job, after they have served their purpose can bring us misery and also misery for those around us.  We truly never know why some things are just for a season, but no amount of guilt, shame, or religious dogma, can make something good forever, when its season has passed.  As someone wrote, "when the horse is dead, get off."

     "A time to be born, and a time to die" ... this seems so obviously true that we might wonder why it was included in the wisdom writings, but that which is behind the words make it worthy of our examination.  We mourn the death of those we love, and some of us even fear for our own death.  As surely as we live, we shall die to the physical, but never will our spirit die, for our spirit is the indwelling Presence of G-d.  The Master Mind Jesus looked to Nature to discover a greater awareness of Life, and so can we.  If we look at the life of the caterpillar, we can see that it must die as the life of a caterpillar in order to be transformed into the beautiful butterfly ... and in doing so it transcends the limitation of crawling and takes flight above all crawling creatures.  Death to the physical, allows our spirit to take flight in order to continue its eternal quest for a life with purpose.  Death merely means our season here on earth has passed and we must move onward.  Our mourning then, reflects our awareness of the absence of those we love here and now, but let us not think of them as dead, for that can never be the truth either for them, or for us.  We must always remember that we don't go on to an eternal life, we are now part of an eternal life.

     "A time to weep and a time to laugh," ... we know that our weeping is merely our way of releasing that within us that we cannot fully comprehend.  No scientist nor theologian, no religion nor any philosophy, can fully explain the great Mystery of Life.  So weeping gives us release from that which we cannot explain or fully understand.  Our Creator has used genius far and above anything we can understand in order to create us in Its image and likeness, yet we have also been given the gift of the human experience which includes of course, both tears and laughter.  Both are mentally and spiritually cleansing and healing, sometimes all at the same time.  As Dr. Holmes writes, "all people need some form of healing."  And we might add, and healing can take a myriad of forms.

     "A time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace"  ... and even though these words may not make us "feel good" ... there is evidence in the human experience that makes them true for the time of King Solomon and also today.  Let us remember that these words were written three centuries before the Radical Jesus gave us the awareness of our unity with one another.  The Master Mind Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:43-48
"You have heard that it has been said, You shall love your neighbor, and hate your enemy. But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you; That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.  For if you love them which love you, what reward have you? do not even the publicans the same?  And if you salute your brothers only, what do you more than others? do not even the pagans do so?"

Dr. Holmes writes in The Science of Mind:  "
We seek fragments, when the whole is at hand."  King Solomon wrote his words to a primitive people who
believed that the Earth was flat, that God is up in the sky and hell is below us.  Their worship was motivated by fear rather than by Grace and Love.  Their relationship with G-d was based on fragments rather than wholeness.  The Radical Jesus declared that we can realize wholeness, but only through a heightened awareness of the Power of Love:  "Be you therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."  And in this seeking to be a perfect expression of Love, of G-d ... there will be no time for hate ... and eventually no time for war.


Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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