What do you see?
|Posted by uhscmilwaukee on 24 September, 2009 at 9:17|
THERE IS NO POWER
IN THE TEMPORAL
Rev. Timothy Gardner
I am about to present some very radical thoughts to you which are imperative for us as spiritual practitioners to know. Father Hurley told us that, “All fear is banished in the name of the Living Christ, and there is no power that can hurt you. God is the one and only power.” In God’s realm there is no power in operation but him. His is the realm of “resist not evil; put up the sword; what hinders you; and the realm of, take no thought”. Jesus while on earth told us that we must “Seek ye first the kingdom of God (Spirit).” He is telling us to seek God, and in seeking God, we realize that there is only one Life, One Presence, One Power, and that the very thing we call evil, carnal mind, or temporal power; is nothingness! It has no reality! That’s right, anything of a discordant nature such as sin, sickness, lack, and death are not of God.
Evil has no reality, it is neither person, place, nor thing; but simply a belief. If sickness, sin, and earth were understood as nothing, they would disappear. The Holy Scriptures tell us that every thing that God made was/is good, and that God is too pure to behold iniquity. So anything of a discordant, inharmonious nature has no true existence. Both Jesus and Father Hurley while on earth showed us the unreality of death, sin, disease and lack. They showed that carnality has no life or power of it’s own. It is only our belief in something other than God, and when we realize the Omnipresence and Omnipotence of God, we resist not evil and put up the sword, for we realize that which we are battling is nothingness and has no reality. A great Hindu Saint used to say, “The wave is of the ocean and not the ocean the wave.” The wave has no reality of its own, for in reality, it is one with the ocean.
When any appearance of evil knocks at our door, we must approach it with our feet planted squarely on the floor and ask, “Is there another life, another power, another presence besides the One Life, the One Presence, the One Power (God)?” Jesus tells us in John 7:24, “judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” Here it is telling us that we must rightly identify the situation and resist not the appearance and put up the sword. We must be still and realize the Omnipresence and Omnipotence of God. We must realize that there is but one enemy for us to overcome, and that enemy is ignorance.
I think at this time we should stop and define ignorance. Ignorance is defined as “lack of knowledge of something, without knowledge.” But to lack knowledge of what? To lack the knowledge of the treasure hidden within these earthly vessels (bodies). That right here in the midst of all this sin, disease, death, and lack; right here where we are is the Kingdom of God/Spirit, the presence of God, the Allness of God, the only health, supply, home, companionship, and employment we could ever need! Regardless to what form the enemy presents itself. It may appear as a lump in the breast; someone needing a job, or as the lack of money to pay a bill. We must still remember to resist not the appearance, to judge it not, to put up the sword and seek God. We must do as Jesus said in Matthew 7:1-2. “Judge not, lets ye be judged by the same measure of your judgment.” In short, if we accept a power or presence other than God, then the appearance we empower shall operate in our realm (life) as we will be subject to its law and control. Remember in Mark 5:8-9, when Jesus cast the demons out of the mad man, the demon, when he left the man said that his name was “legion”. Evil appears in many forms. It appears as sin, lack, death and limitation; but in reality it is only one! Still, regardless of the form, we must resist not and recognize its non-power and non-reality.
When we give up the fight and take the concepts of Omnipresence Omnipotence, and Omniscience into our mind, and let the understanding of them dwell in us, and we in them, God will appear as the very thing we need without our asking. Jesus told us to “take no thought for our life, what we shall ea or drink or where withal we shall b~ clothed.., for your heavenly Father knoweth you have need of these things. He constantly reminded us not to go to God and beg and plead for anything, He told us to not even be anxious for tomorrow, for it shall take care of itself if we abide in the consciousness of the Omnipresence and Omnipotence.
When we have a need, we must learn to withdraw into the awareness of the kingdom of God (Spirit) within, the presence of God within. We must come to the realization that we are already on with the Father. Then we will hear the Father telling us, “Son thou art alway with me, all that I have is thine.” This is the secret of supply. The secret of health. The secret of everlasting life. This is the secret, “I and the Father are one”. We must realize that the Lord is our shepherd already, and we shall not wan for all of the good we need is within ~ now! This is all we need to do is achieve this God-contact and re~ therein, and watch God become the visible form of the things we need without us taking thought or asking.
UHS Church #1
Rev. M. Reese, State Princess
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