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MASTER MIND JESUS
"This is a how-to,
move-through teaching ... we teach people how-to, move-through whatever it
is that they desire to move through."
Dr. O. C. Smith
Rev. Irene Danon "Prayer Treatments for All Occasions"
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale "You Can If You Think You Can"
Dr. Frank E. Richelieu
"The Art Of Being Yourself"
"A New Design for
Living" Dr. Ernest Holmes
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Faces of the Fallen
Portraits of U.S. service members who have died in Iraq since the beginning of the war.
The Way to a Wonderful Life, Sunday, May 25, 2014
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are individual points in the Consciousness of G-d, or the original
Creative Spirit of the Universe. We are points where It thinks
through us, as us, or, as we say, G-d as mankind in mankind is mankind.
... But the G-d that is in us is the same G-d that is Universal.
There is no wall of separation, no barrier, no place where one begins
and the other leaves off. All is One and One is All. The
creativity of thought is not dependent on the thinker. Only the
choice of thinking is dependent on the thinker. The creative
activity of thought belongs to the universe. ... One of the things we
must come to understand in dealing with the Laws of Spirit is that we
are always operating in a realm of Divine Law and Order."
Ernest Holmes (modified)|
Last night I listened
to a YouTube sermon presented by T. D. Jakes on tithing. It was
fascinating in that he stated something that few people of his theology
say; he said that most people who tithe don't understand why they tithe.
He stated that people by and large tithe because their
minister/pastor/preacher tells them to. I applaud his efforts to
explain his reasons for why people should tithe, yet at the same time
his reasons didn't seem so reasonable to me. When he went all the
way back to the Old Testament of the Bible for his reasoning quoting
from the Book of Leviticus ... he lost me. The Bible is largely a
mix of cultural traditions, allegories and for those willing to find
them, spiritual principles. Pastor Jakes' tithing lesson met the
requirement for cultural tradition but it missed the mark regarding
allegories and spiritual principles. Tithing is not a spiritual
principle. It was an early Hebrew tradition and
has been passed on from generation to generation. From Judaism.org
we can read: "[Those
who are not in agriculture] give 10% of their net income (weekly,
monthly or annually) and give that to worthy causes, particularly
helping the poor and supporting Jewish education." This
differs greatly from the Christian theology espoused by T. D. Jakes and
most Evangelical, traditional Christians and Catholics. And
although I find the Jewish concept of tithing more appealing than giving
10% exclusively to churches/religious organizations, it still does not
close the circle that is a requirement of spiritual principle.
In his last Sunday
morning lesson to his congregation, Dr. O. C. Smith implored his
congregants to tithe or donate a percentage, especially if they were
seeking to increase their financial prosperity. Using a set
percentage be it 2%, 5% or 10% impresses the subconscious mind on the
activity of financial increase or decrease and so the one who is giving
based on a percentage can correct the belief in consciousness or affirm
the prosperity consciousness that is revealed in the hard numbers.
Although I accept this as a valid way in which to give to worthy causes
and those organizations and people we support or support us, it is
important to close the circle that is a requirement of spiritual
principle ... and so we must learn to receive.
As the Master Mind
Jesus taught Principle we are to "freely give and freely
receive." This corresponding action to our giving is
Principle. To give without receiving is to believe that others are
more worthy and deserving than the giver and at some point our spirit of
giving will diminish and perhaps become obligatory. And this is
the state of mind that stops us from receiving all that is ours to have,
to do, or to be. It is the "feeling" or the
"spirit" in which we give that is of utmost importance, not
the amount or the percentage. This is the truth that we can find
throughout our study of the Holy Bible and the writings of all the
mystics who have revealed the truth. It is our aligning ourselves
with the nature of the Infinite that causes us to both give and to
receive. As we live spiritual truth we will find ourselves in tune
with the infinite good and we shall give freely to that which is worthy
and that which supports our faith and the things that we value. We
can know that this is a part of the truth that will set us free as we
open our mind to the Spirit to elevate our awareness to realize this in
Our giving of financial
support is minor in compared to the giving of love, understanding, peace
and prayer. These things are in the nature of the Spirit and our
purpose is to let the Spirit express Its nature through us. Our
giving of the tithe or offerings is diminished when we fail to give of
the things of the Spirit. This is why we read in the ancient
wisdom, "for G-d loves a cheerful giver" ... it is this joy in
giving that draws to us the surplus that enables us to give. We
should give freely, never from a sense of lack or financial struggle or
obligation. These thoughts in our mind reveal that we have mental
and spiritual work to do ... and writing a check will not displace them
with the joy of knowing that G-d is giving through us. We must
first commit to the consciousness that we have something to give,
always. And we can obtain this consciousness through persistence.
The mystical Emma
Curtis Hopkins wrote: "You
may know all things by a little persistence. Therefore, cultivate
persistence. Get a good idea of what you can do and carry it out.
Keep this word: "I am satisfied with myself."
really appreciate these words from Emma Curtis Hopkins. It is true
that we may know all things by a little persistence ... we can know
peace, and prosperity, success, health, happiness and joy ... as we use
a little persistence in giving of all these things with joy.
SO IT IS!
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