Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017
Hymns 412, 6, 382
THE HOLY BIBLE
Eph 5:14 [KJV]
Awake thou that sleepest.
Prov 26:2 [KJV]
As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
Isa 2:22 [KJV]
Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
Gen. 1:27, 28 [KJV]
God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:
Rom. 13:11-14 [KJV]
Now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
Matt. 13:1, 24-30 [KJV]
Jesus . . . sat by the sea side. Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. . . . Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Rom. 13:12-14 [KJV]
The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Judges 16:4-6, 15, 17-20 [NLT]
Samson fell in love with a woman named Delilah, who lived in the valley of Sorek. The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, “Entice Samson to tell you what makes him so strong and how he can be overpowered and tied up securely. Then each of us will give you 1,100 pieces of silver.” So Delilah said to Samson, “Please tell me what makes you so strong and what it would take to tie you up securely.” . . . Finally, Samson shared his secret with her. “My hair has never been cut,” he confessed, “for I was dedicated to God as a Nazirite from birth. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as anyone else.” Delilah lulled Samson to sleep with his head in her lap, and then she called in a man to shave off the seven locks of his hair. In this way she began to bring him down, and his strength left him.
Deut 11:16 [NLT]
“Be careful. Don’t let your heart be deceived so that you turn away from the Lord and serve and worship other gods.
Jer. 29:8-13 [KJV]
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed. For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the Lord.
Matt. 24:4, 5, 10-12, 24 [KJV]
Jesus said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. . . . For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Eph 5:14 [KJV]
Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Eph. 4:14-16 [NLT]
Then we won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. . . . so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.
John 11:1, 4, 9-13, 17, 42-44 [NLT]
A man named Lazarus was sick. When Jesus heard about it he said, . . . Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but now I will go and wake him up. When Jesus arrived at Bethany, he was told that Lazarus had already been in his grave for four days. Then Jesus looked up to heaven and said, Father, thank you for hearing me. Then Jesus shouted, Lazarus, come out! And the dead man came out . . .
I Cor. 15:51, 54 [KJV]
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, . . . For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. . . . then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
Ps 17:15 [KJV]
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
SCIENCE & HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, by Mark Baker Eddy
The parent of all human discord was the Adam-dream, the deep sleep, in which originated the delusion that life and intelligence proceeded from and passed into matter. This pantheistic error, or so-called serpent, insists still upon the opposite of Truth, saying, “Ye shall be as gods;” that is, I will make error as real and eternal as Truth.
This myth represents error as always asserting its superiority over truth, giving the lie to divine Science and saying, through the material senses: “I can open your eyes. I can do what God has not done for you. Bow down to me and have another god. Only admit that I am real, that sin and sense are more pleasant to the eyes than spiritual Life, more to be desired than Truth, and I shall know you, and you will be mine.” Thus Spirit and flesh war. The history of error is a dream-narrative. The dream has no reality, no intelligence, no mind; therefore the dreamer and dream are one, for neither is true nor real.
Sleep and mesmerism explain the mythical nature of material sense.
Above error’s awful din, blackness, and chaos, the voice of Truth still calls: “Adam, where art thou? Consciousness, where art thou? Art thou dwelling in the belief that mind is in matter, and that evil is mind, or art thou in the living faith that there is and can be but one God, and keeping His commandment?” Until the lesson is learned that God is the only Mind governing man, mortal belief will be afraid as it was in the beginning, and will hide from the demand, “Where art thou?” This awful demand, “Adam, where art thou?” is met by the admission from the head, heart, stomach, blood, nerves, etc.: “Lo, here I am, looking for happiness and life in the body, but finding only an illusion, a blending of false claims, false pleasure, pain, sin, sickness, and death.”
SH 188:11, 26
Mortal existence is a dream of pain and pleasure in matter, a dream of sin, sickness, and death; and it is like the dream we have in sleep, in which every one recognizes his condition to be wholly a state of mind. In both the waking and the sleeping dream, the dreamer thinks that his body is material and the suffering is in that body.
Sin and the fear of disease must be uprooted and cast out.
Lulled by stupefying illusions, the world is asleep in the cradle of infancy, dreaming away the hours. Material sense does not unfold the facts of existence; but spiritual sense lifts human consciousness into eternal Truth. Humanity advances slowly out of sinning sense into spiritual understanding; unwillingness to learn all things rightly, binds Christendom with chains.
The exercise of will brings on a hypnotic state, detrimental to health and integrity of thought.
SH 451:19-26, 32-3
Every Christian Scientist, every conscientious teacher of the Science of Mind-healing, knows that human will is not Christian Science, and he must recognize this in order to defend himself from the influence of human will. He feels morally obligated to open the eyes of his students that they may perceive the nature and methods of error of every sort, especially any subtle degree of evil, deceived and deceiving. Instruct him how to bar the door of his thought against this seeming power, — a task not difficult, when one understands that evil has in reality no power.
It is neither person, place, nor thing, but is simply a belief, an illusion of material sense.
We say that one human mind can influence another and in this way affect the body, but we rarely remember that we govern our own bodies. The error, mesmerism — or hypnotism, to use the recent term — illustrates the fact just stated. The operator would make his subjects believe that they cannot act voluntarily and handle themselves as they should do. If they yield to this influence, it is because their belief is not better instructed by spiritual understanding.
In reality there is no mortal mind, and consequently no transference of mortal thought and will-power. Life and being are of God.
Christian Scientists, be a law to yourselves that mental malpractice cannot harm you either when asleep or when awake.
Did the origin and the enlightenment of the race come from the deep sleep which fell upon Adam? Sleep is darkness, but God’s creative mandate was, “Let there be light.”
Immortal Mind makes its own record, but mortal mind, sleep, dreams, sin, disease, and death have no record in the first chapter of Genesis.
To the Christian Science healer, sickness is a dream from which the patient needs to be awakened. Disease should not appear real to the physician, since it is demonstrable that the way to cure the patient is to make disease unreal to him. To do this, the physician must understand the unreality of disease in Science.
Tumors, ulcers, tubercles, inflammation, pain, deformed joints, are waking dream-shadows, dark images of mortal thought, which flee before the light of Truth.
If it becomes necessary to startle mortal mind to break its dream of suffering, vehemently tell your patient that he must awake. Turn his gaze from the false evidence of the senses to the harmonious facts of Soul and immortal being.
It breaks the dream of disease to understand that sickness is formed by the human mind, not by matter nor by the divine Mind.
If Jesus awakened Lazarus from the dream, illusion, of death, this proved that the Christ could improve on a false sense. Who dares to doubt this consummate test of the power and willingness of divine Mind to hold man forever intact in his perfect state, and to govern man’s entire action?
There is but one way to heaven, harmony, and Christ in divine Science shows us this way. It is to know no other reality — to have no other consciousness of life — than good, God and His reflection, and to rise superior to the so-called pain and pleasure of the senses.
[I]f sickness and sin are illusions, the awakening from this mortal dream, or illusion, will bring us into health, holiness, and immortality. This awakening is the forever coming of Christ, the advanced appearing of Truth, which casts out error and heals the sick.