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RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses (November 28, 2004)         

       Now that we have gone through three weeks of accepting new ideas in our consciousness, we can all know together that what we "pray from" is far more important than what we "pray to."  In scripture we can read, "closer to you than breathing" ... this Presence that is "closer to us than breathing" ... is God ... God-In-Me, God-In-You, God-In-Everyone ... All-In-All.  As we "recognize" that this is the Truth, we can "loose" the doubts in our mind and "choose" that which we desire to experience, to have and to do, from a "Knowing" that demonstrates in our Life experiences in truly wonderful ways.

However, our "choosing" must be in alignment with Universal Law ... a Law that cannot be manipulated or changed.  If our prayer is for more happiness, we must be willing to forget our history of happiness and be willing to accept happiness in a new form, a new set of circumstances.  The Infinite does not imitate circumstances through us.  No matter what we have thought would make us happy ... our happiness may come from something or through someone totally different than we ever expected.  If our prayer is for success, we need not look at what the world calls "competition" ... there is no reality to competition ... no one does anything the same way as another ... our success will come from the Infinite Ideas that flow through our mentalities that create through us something new and unique.

      When we study the method of Scientific Prayer, the method that Dr. Holmes discovered that the Master Mind Jesus used, we will find no fault with this method.  It is clear.  It is direct.  But ... it takes Faith for it to be effective.  Why?  Because at some point we must "release" our prayer to God ... release it.  Not stubbornly hold on to how the results must look ... or how the demonstration must unfold.  Many of us have struggled over the years to "make" something happen ... and the only thing we accomplished was that we "blocked" God, Infinite Mind, from working "through us" to manifest the very happiness, joy, success and love that we prayed for.  We must "surrender" ... the results to God ... we must "trust" with an absolute Faith in God, Infinite Spirit.

What we are "praying from" Is Spirit ... happiness, joy, love, confidence, understanding and harmony ... these are the Spirit of God made manifest "within" each of us ... the very Image and Likeness of God.  The Master Mind Jesus stated, "when you see me, you see the Father."  In other words, when you see any of us, you see the Indwelling Spirit of God.  It is this Indwelling Spirit that we must "pray from."  If we are depressed, bitter, resentful, frustrated or sad ... this is the "spirit" in which we are praying from ... and we can only manifest at the level of spirit that we are "praying from."  Do we want more sadness? ... more frustration ... or more resentment? ... in our lives.  Of course not.  So we must move into the Silence of our thoughts and "convince" ourselves into a state of mind that creates with enthusiasm, love, joy and understanding.  In this elevated state of mind, not only can we "lift up" ourselves ... but we have the power to "lift up" those we love and care about.

       From the Book of James, 1st Chapter -
2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. 6But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; 8he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does. ... 12Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

       "Desire" is God tapping on our hearts to tell us what It wants to "express through" us ... when we make a "decision" to do that which we desire ... this decision says "yes, God" I am ready for You to work "through me."  This "decision" is best kept secret between us and God.  When we make a decision, we make a pattern and the Universe needs a pattern to work on.  Then we must move forward in faith "counting it all as joy" knowing that the testing of our faith teaches patience ... as sometimes we are not ready and we are coming from "wanting" ... not "waiting on the Lord (our consciousness)."  God does not make mistakes ... so we can move forward with confidence, joy and Divine expectation knowing that we are Living In the Love Of God!

And So It Is!        [The Art of Answered Prayer - Part 1 &
2 & 3 ]

Maximum Love
Rev. Hank Bates

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