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RevBates.tv Global - The Way to a Wonderful Life Message, August 12, 2012 

         Each week I continue to get many, many prayer requests from people who are struggling financially or who are trying to get themselves out of debt and into a home of their own.  Some people want grand things and others simply want to be able to meet their expenses with something to share and to spare.  Many have tried various ways to build a stronger financial security for themselves, but as someone told me, "it seems like I just get a little money in the bank and then something happens and I am right back with no money to spare."  And I am certain that this person is not alone in this experience or feeling this way about their finances.  But, G-d is a "present help" but for many, seeking money through prayer or affirmation seems inappropriate.  Yet, we find throughout the ancient scriptures many affirmations and statements of faith where people have turned to G-d, in their time of need for a greater wealth, and their prayers were answered.

      "The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it." - Proverbs 10:22 ... "The earth is Jehovah's, and the fullness thereof; The world, and they that dwell therein." - Psalm 24:1

        
"The first thing [we must] overcome is the feeling of needing money.  Have you had a time of financial stringency and cried out, "I need money"?  It is a confusion of priorities.  More importantly, you need faith.  You need a flow of creativity.  You need ideas.  Actually, it could be said that your money needs you.  As long as you have impressed on your money the thought of insufficiency, it will continue to misrepresent you in your time of need.  But if you consciously imbue your money with the idea of abundance, it will begin to work for you in a positive way.  Suddenly the seemingly little supply becomes dynamic seed money, giving rise to unbelievable increase." - Eric Butterworth, Spiritual Economics

       When we read in the Holy Scriptures that "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" we must establish in our consciousness that we create this "evidence" through faith and belief that on the Un-Seen Side of Life our desire for financial increase is being responded to.  And it is, as long as our faith is steadfast and immovable, for the spiritual Law of Mind is a law of sowing and reaping.  Mind is spirit and Spirit is Mind ... changeless and eternal in its operation in and through all that contains the Living Spirit of G-d and that includes you and me.  Our relationship with money gives us a first-hand and personal experience with G-d, for G-d is the originating Source of all things, including the money that passes through our hands, whether it be cash, checks, stocks and bonds, investment dividends or a welfare check or a social security check.  The originating idea that brought the money into our personal possession came from the one Source, G-d.  If we doubt this, then we will never feel the truth that "faith is the evidence of things not seen" ... and so we must learn to convince ourselves that this is so.

     "... the most important aspect of John 3:16 is "for God so loved the world that he gave."  God is the divine givingness of the Universe.  And you are created in the image-likeness of this divine givingness.  You cannot make any sense out of life or realize the free flow of substance in your experience until you begin to see yourself as a giver.  It may mean a complete turnaround in your approach to life, where you think "give" instead of "get."  In your spiritual quest, you are seeking to establish yourself in a unitive relationship with the divine flow.  You can never really achieve this level of consciousness until giving becomes the main thrust of your life.  And when it does, when you discover the wonder of giving, you become, unblushingly, an incurable giver.  Meditate long on this point, for it is one of the most important keys of the prosperity law." - Eric Butterworth, Spiritual Economics

       Too often I have encountered people who believe that "other people have the money" but they apparently don't, or so they believe.  And ideas like this held in our mind will insure that we don't.  Whatever it is that we feel or think we lack in life, the solution to making progress on receiving it or doing it or being it, lies in our willingness to give and to give freely.  When we don't give when it is right to do so, we suppress the givingness of the Spirit of G-d within us, and in doing so, we create even a greater lack in some area of our experience of life.  Jesus taught that "freely you received, so freely give" ... this puts us in alignment with the Law of sowing and reaping automatically.  It is this allowing of the givingness of G-d to express through us that also gives rise to the recognition in our mind of our faith and our belief that the Infinite is present and available to us.  When we give freely, we are giving something to ourselves that is far greater than the amount of money or whatever it is that we give ... we are aligning our heart, our mind and our soul in tune with the Infinite ... and the infinite abundance and we are eliminating or diminishing any acceptance of lack or loss in our mind.

      In his book, "Christian Victory Instruction" by W. Frederic Keeler, he writes the following:  about debts our feelings of "worry and emotionalism" will hold us in debt - the solution:  "They move you - when they stop moving you, you will move them; heaven is bigger than debts; peace.  Trust God since someone trusted you.  Pray freedom in spirit and in life." ... about Supply, our lack is a consequence of feeling "desperation, always abused, quarrel with self, confusion, hopeless struggle, doubt, non-acceptance; disorder, inharmony."

     As we look honestly at what Mr. Keeler has written and are willing to change our thoughts and control our emotions, through faith, prayer and silent communion with G-d.  Begin to affirm as the ancients did in the Holy Scriptures, that G-d is a "present help in time of need" and begin to declare that you trust in the power and intelligence of G-d to bring to your awareness the right ideas, the right guidance, and the faith and the trust to see yourself with your debts and financial struggle as a part of your history, but no longer present with you.  In faith, debt and financial struggle don't move you, you move them ... out of  your life forever.


AND SO IT IS!

Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates


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