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RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses for November 14, 2010 

                      "One of my favorite characters in the Bible is Nehemiah, who undertook the task of rebuilding the walls of the city of Jerusalem - a symbol of prayer.  The surrounding tribes did everything they could do to harass Nehemiah in his work and prevent the wall from being completed.  They conspired to have him come out to the plains of Ono for a meeting, where they would slay him.  I see him standing tall upon the wall and proclaiming dramatically, "I am doing a great work and I cannot come down."  It is a fine credo for the sincere student of truth. ... Get the feeling that every difficulty that seems to disrupt the consciousness achieved by your prayer is like a bell ringing to remind you to reaffirm who and what you are, to remember the truth that "If you want to you can, because you couldn't want to if you couldn't.  Your desire is proof positive of your ability."  Realize this ... and keep on.  Your power to see a goal at all is also the power to see it through to achievement.  Believe this, and act as if you believed it. ... Stand tall upon the wall of your spiritual defenses, and proclaim to the harassing negative thoughts that would lure you into chaos:  "I am doing a great work and I will not come down. - Eric Butterworth, The Universe Is Calling

     My mind truly went radiant with Eric Butterworth's words:  "If you want to you can, because you couldn't want to if you couldn't."  These words speak to the power of mind within each and everyone of us ... it is a simple way of expressing a profound truth, that everything comes from G-d, that is, the Mind of G-d ... and our wants and desires is the flow of this Mind through our mind.  Our desires and our wants are our true blessings.  The material effects, the things and experiences, are the natural consequences of realizing that we have been blessed with wants and desires that expand our good in whatever way we choose to.

     Whatever it is that we want or desire, we must protect in our mind from not only the negative ramblings of the world around us, but the negative chatter that often enters our own mind.  As we choose to think of these as reminders to keep centered and on purpose to achieving our desires, we shall strengthen our conviction and realize the guidance from Infinite Intelligence that is necessary for us to see our desires fulfilled.  In the story of Nehemiah we should pay special attention to these words, "I am doing a great work and I cannot come down" ... in other words, keep our mind's attention on what we know is ours in the Un-Seen and not let our thoughts become earthbound where appearances can deceive us. 

     When the Master Mind Jesus declared, "get thee behind me Satan" he was referring to the thoughts in his mind that were attempting to discourage him and even defeat him in fulfilling that which he knew was his to do.  Every word of discouragement or thought of failure, no matter whose mouth it may appear to come from, is mirroring back to us our own thoughts of discouragement and failure.  We don't have to fight them, or resist them, but instead, we must fill our mind with thoughts of conviction and determination.

      Too often we let the desires that come to our minds and hearts to waste away as we fail to fully accept them as ours.  We don't take "ownership" of them or see them as personal to us.  Within our "wants" and "desires" is all the blessings we will ever receive ... but, it is up to us to "own them" ... accept them as "ours" ... to use them as guidance and direction ... and to know that all that is necessary for us to experience them fulfilled will be provided for us as everything has already been prepared for us.  In our mind we must cease thinking that our blessings are the things we can feel, touch, taste and smell ... but that our real blessings are the desires and wants that fill our mind and hearts.

     Let us fully realize right now, right where we are, that every good desire of our heart and every good thing that we want to do, to be, or to have ... is the "Word of G-d" being spoken to us, for us.  Our desires and wants are the results of the "Impersonal" personalizing Itself to us.  And, as I have stated before, we must take our blessings; desires and wants, personally ... and allow ourselves to be prepared for the results that we desire ... infinite Intelligence already knows that we are intelligent enough, talented enough, strong enough and determined enough ... to have and to do the things that It desires for us, through us.

     Let us say these words from Dr. Frank Richelieu's book, The Art of Being Yourself, and believe them:  "The more I believe I can, the more I can.  I am sustained and maintained every step of the way.  No matter how often I must try again, I do not become discouraged.  I learn from my experience and move ahead again."


Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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