you bring forth what is inside you, what you bring forth will save you.
If you don't bring forth what is inside you, what you donít bring
forth will destroy you." - Jesus,
"The Book of Thomas"
In Christianity, a
gospel (from Old English, "good news") is one of four books of
the New Testament; Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. And for all of us
there is value in understanding this for the "Good News" that
we gain from these four gospels is the teachings of Jesus ... who
according to Dr. Bitzer, was the greatest metaphysician to inhabit the
planet. From these four Gospels, Dr. Holmes gleaned our Principle,
"All Is God and All Is Good." Besides God, Good ... there is
nothing. Duality is truly only an illusion that has been created
by human fear and doubt. EVERY JUDGMENT AND EVERY CONCLUSION
SHOULD BE BASED ON THIS TRUTH.
The Gospel Truth for all of us is that we have
within us something greater than anything that we have experienced so
far. No matter how much success, how much financial abundance, no
matter how many accomplishments we have experienced ... there is yet
even more for us to achieve in this lifetime. Within us is an
infinite capacity for Good. This is why even the wealthiest of
people who never need to work another day in their lives ... are always
busy doing something. And whatever it is that they are doing, it
is increasing the Good for themselves or for others in the world.
Since each of us is part of the One Infinite Spirit, we are always
seeking to express more of It.
Most of us are aware that there is something
within us that is not being fully expressed. We don't always know
what it is consciously, but we know that there is "more" than
what we are experiencing or have experienced. The Master Mind
Jesus declared, "the Kingdom of Heaven is within you" ...
notice that he did not say, there is a "potential for Heaven within
you" ... he said that it is already there waiting for our
recognition and acceptance of It. And most of us have had glimpses
of this Heaven ... times when we have had thoughts that were beyond what
our current beliefs could accept for ourselves. And for many of
us, we have dismissed these thoughts as "day dreams" ...
believing that they are too good to be true. But, let me tell you
the Gospel Truth ... nothing is too good to be true. "Act as
though I am, and I will be," is the promise of God, and this
promise is made possible through an exact law, "As you sow, so
shall ye reap" ... also referred to as the "law of cause and
effect" and in contemporary culture as the "law of
"As you sow, so shall ye reap," is so
easy for everyone to understand. It is as precise as the law of
gravity and works for everyone, everywhere, in the same way ... it is a
universal law. And just like gravity, it works for our good ...
even when we are not so sure of this. After all, when we drop a
valuable piece of glassware and it breaks on the floor, it is, in that
moment, difficult to realize that this universal law is working for our
good. But it is. The "good" is that we can always
count on it to work all the time everywhere and for everyone in the same
way. Imagine for a moment if this were not true ... life as we
know it would appear disastrous. We would never be able to count
on our books remaining on the bookshelves, instead a few may float to
the ceiling and others drop to the floor. Commonsense tells us
that the law of gravity works perfectly and precisely.
The law of sowing and reaping; a.k.a. the law
of attraction, works in the same way as gravity; perfectly and
precisely. It always works for our good as it is part of the
Divine Plan; harmonizing all things to the Good. The law
"favors" no one, instead we must "sow" in alignment
with the Good, in order to "reap" Good. Our "human
ego" may disclaim this law ... fight it ... doubt it ... and even
deny it. But all of our disclaimers, fighting and denials does not
change the Truth. It is not a cruel dispensation from a
manipulative God. Nor is it "the enemy" or "the
devil." It is continually working for our Good. If we
accept thoughts of illness and disease, we will experience them ... but,
as we turn our thoughts from illness and disease to wellness and health
... we will "reap" the seed-thoughts of wellness and health in
due time. Many of us still find this difficult to accept fully,
but our lack of acceptance is due to our culture throughout much of
history teaching us that we do not have the "power" within us
to do this ... that things have power over us ... and that, according to
the world, we are powerless against the so called "incurable"
diseases that the world recognizes ... and so many other things.
As we look at "law" we can see that
disease has no "law" to support it ... disease does not happen
to everyone, everywhere, in the same way ... it is not universal and
therefore not Truth, but an un-truth that has been accepted so fully in
our culture that we have allowed ourselves to become defenseless against
it. And this "dis-ease" is not limited to our health ...
it shows up in our finances, careers, relationships, businesses and
more. The law of sowing and reaping is the only sure way to a
Sowing thoughts of the Good
guarantees us that we will reap the Good in all things. Cynicism
and sarcasm will only reap more of that which creates more things to be
cynical and sarcastic about. The law of sowing and reaping works
24/7 ... it does not blink for anyone at any time. Whatever good
thoughts about ourselves, about others, about God, and about the world
in which we live, becomes ours to reap in good time ... these thoughts
will release our imprisoned splendor and bring forth the good desires of
our hearts ... and this is the Gospel Truth.
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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