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RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses for October 3, 2010 

                      "What was it that Jesus proclaimed?  "I am the way, the truth, and the life:  no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."  He was not talking about Jesus, he was talking about you.  Jesus gave us back to ourselves.  How are you ever going to consciously reach God other than through your own nature?  There are no prophets other than the wise.  There is no God beyond Truth, and no revelation higher than the realization of the Divinity within us.  That which the ages have failed to reveal, you and I must reveal; each to himself in the secret chamber of his own heart, the secret place of the Most High, where only and alone does one abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  This aloneness is not a loneliness; it is the one all-inclusive, all-penetrating unity of everything that is." - Ernest Holmes, Discover a Richer Life

As Dr. Holmes writes there is "no revelation higher than the realization of the Divinity within us."  Why throughout history men and women have failed to realize this is a complex issue.  But, let's begin by engaging our minds into expanding our ability to realize a greater measure of the Divine within us, now.

We can go back thousands of years to the Book of Genesis 1:26-27 in the Bible and the Torah where it was revealed that we are created in the image of G-d ... every one of us.  A few thousand years later the Master Mind Jesus declared, "when you see me, you see the Father."  But, he was not talking just about him personally, he was telling us all that this was true of us too ... for when we see anyone, we see the potential for love, for joy, for happiness, for peace, for harmony, for beauty and for intelligence.  These things of the Spirit are universal, in other words, we are the Infinite ... infinitely individualized as an expression of Its Life.  Dr. Holmes writes:  "We are never alone, we are not isolated fragments of creation, but are part of one great Whole." 

We are part of G-d, part of G-d is within each of us and as part of G-d, we are unified in the Spirit with each other.  And this is why what we see in someone else, we can find within our selves.  And in this, we can find many of the beliefs that block us from expanding the good in our own personal experiences.  Most of us are familiar with the Law of Attraction ... more simply stated it is the law of "sowing and reaping" ... but our sowing is done in mind and we are not always conscious of it.  Few people realize that what they hold as true for others becomes true for themselves to some degree.  This is why no matter what may appear to us, we get to name it ... in other words, mentally choose how we are going to accept it in our consciousness.  This is why the Master Mind Jesus stated, "Do not judge according to appearance, but judge righteous judgment."   Every judgment we make against anyone, including ourselves, should be made from the perception that "whenever you see me, you see the Father."  In other words, we must look beyond the appearance, mentally, and see the Divine Potential that is within everyone.

There are consequences to our judgments.  The degree of the consequences most often will match the degree of energy in which we make the judgments.  Just a few weeks ago there was publicized evidence of this for all to see, and I am sure most of you are aware of it:
     "Bishop Eddie Long, one of the most powerful men in the black megachurch movement, faced allegations of taking sexual advantage of four teenage boys.  Long is the Pastor of a suburban Atlanta megachurch which claims 25,000 members. ... In 2007, the Southern Poverty Law Center called Long “one of the most virulently homophobic black leaders in the religiously based anti-gay movement.” ... In 2006, then-NAACP Chair Julian Bond called Long “a raving homophobe” and refused to attend the funeral of Coretta Scott King being held at Long’s church."

      Whether Bishop Long is guilty of these charges or not makes little difference in our understanding of the Law of Attraction and how what we judge in others has consequences for us.  Bishop Long and his 25,000 suburban Atlanta members are now being viewed differently in the eyes of the world.   Why would 25,000 people follow a man that Julian Bond described as a "raving homophobe" and let him lead them to "ignore" the teachings of Jesus regarding judgment and loving one another?  It is sad that these 25,000 people did not realize that as they agreed with Long with what he saw in others, this agreement would diminish their own ability to live satisfying, successful and prosperous lives. As I stated previously, this is complex.

This past week an 18-year old Freshman at Rutgers University jumped to his death off the George Washington Bridge because it was publicized over the Internet that he was a homosexual.  I don't believe that anyone at Bishop Long's church would realize that they were part of putting the hate in the collective consciousness against gay and lesbian people that caused this young man to end his life ... but they are part of it, whether they are conscious of it or not.

      In Nebraska the Governor is running a campaign against undocumented immigrants, he too is hoping that the people are ignorant of the Law of G-d and has lead many to ignore the Truth that would bring greater prosperity to the State; that is, to make the world a better place for everyone and therefore for themselves.  The congregation of Long's church and the supporters of the Governor of Nebraska are not "ignorant" of the teachings of Jesus or the Law of Sowing and Reaping ... they are "ignoring" it and instead are allowing the lazy politicians and lazy  preachers to further their personal agendas.  It is lazy to attempt to negate the good of others, rather than seek to realize ideas that prosper and bless all of us.  It is to align ourselves with "lack" and negates the good.  We must make a demand upon our politicians and preachers to be intelligent and stop being lazy ... as we make this demand upon ourselves.  G-d has a solution for all of us to enjoy the abundant life ... but first it must be for All, for it to be brought to our awareness and realized.

     The Master Mind Jesus called us to "be in the world but not of the world" and yet so many of us follow those who would separate us rather than unify us still foolishly believing that we can demonstrate that "heaven" ... whatever it may be to us ... while we hold negative thoughts about others.  The Master Mind Jesus reminds us that this is impossible:  “If you do not love your brother whom you can see, how can you love God whom you cannot see?”  As Jesus knew, we cannot fully realize the Love of G-d unless we hold in our consciousness a steadfast commitment to respect life and that means to respect All of Life, for it is All G-d.

     I believe many of us struggle to live consciously to our highest beliefs and ideas about Life, about G-d, and about each other.  I also believe that we can identi
fy with that Something Greater within us and move from struggle to grace.  When our thoughts and beliefs are aligned with a respect for life, in ourselves and in others, our mind is aligned with Truth, with G-d.  As we remind ourselves that we "respect life" we will find that what appears to us is this same respect.  As Dr. Holmes taught, "That which the ages have failed to reveal, you and I must reveal; each to himself or herself, in the secret chamber of our own heart."


Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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