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APPLICATION GEMS OF THE ALLNESS OF WHAT’S REAL & NOTHINGNESS OF WHAT’S NOT!
Let God Expressed Meekly/Mightily in you sparkle brightly with new insights from Cobbey Crisler & others as inspired by The Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on

 “ARE SIN, DISEASE AND DEATH REAL?”
for October 9, 2022

 (Cobbey’s insights are shared with the blessing of Janet Crisler janetcrisler7@gmail.com)
by Warren Huff, CedarS Executive Director Emeritus, warren@cedarscamps.org


SEEK A GOD’S-EYE  VIEW for HEALING, SIFT THOUGHT to FIND YOURSELF NOT GUILTY OF INCURABILITY!  Sift plus & minus thoughts for 100% precious peace, 0% vile division!
Cobbey Crisler on
Jeremiah 17:14/Golden Text and Jeremiah 30:17 (citation B2):

[Cobbey:] “17th Chapter of Jeremiah, Verse 14, “Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed.”  There’s Jeremiah’s prayer.  “Save me and I shall be saved.”  (Jeremiah 17:14/Golden Text) The Anchor Bible points out that the word “salvation” as used in the Old Testament is often used in terms of a not-guilty verdict in court.  Salvation is often used in the Old Testament in terms that we would understand today as a not-guilty verdict in court.

The salvation of man would eventually include a verdict of not-guilty, or innocent.  This is, of course, the entire theme of Job, his guilt or innocence.

[More from Cobbey:] “In Verse 15, “Why do you cry for your affliction? Your sorrow is incurable.”  Why? [Voice: “The multitude of your iniquity.”]  That’s all.  Just because of “the multitude of your iniquity.”  There is the Bible definition of an incurable disease.  It’s just up to us whether it’s incurable or not.  Our outlook, our comprehension, and what we are going to do about the iniquity aspect of it.  [W: In Exodus 4:1-8] Moses was shown that man has just as much dominion over the serpent, symbolizing iniquity, as over the leprosy on his hand [symbolizing disease].      

[More from Cobbey:] “Jeremiah 30, Verse 17 (citation B2) is God’s view of whether there is any incurability or not.  “I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds.” 

“Religion has got to be practical, especially in our century.  There’s no room for anything that’s not practical anymore.  There are too many problems requiring solutions.  Humanity in its history has run [from problems] long enough.  Like Jacob ran for twenty years until he began to wrestle [Genesis 32:24, 25].  Collectively mankind is wrestling now.  As John Bunyan said about religion. “The soul of religion is the practical part.”

“Jeremiah 15:18 asks, “Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable?”  Look at the prescription in Verse 19 “If you return, then will I bring thee again, [and] you will stand before me.”  Look at this for a mental sifting of plus and minus.  “If thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth.”  How much do you and I reflect or image forth God’s mouth or words?  Remember what James [3:10] says, “Out of the same mouth proceedeth both blessing and cursing.  My brethren, these things ought not so to be.”  That’s what James wrote in his epistle.  Notice the control of thought and therefore, our communication here.  If we take forth the precious from the vile, we will be more like God now.  If we want the word to become flesh, we must conform to what that word is.  It’s indivisible.  It does not have part precious and part vile in it, nor should man.”

“Heal the Sick: A Scriptural Record,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


BE CLAD WITH “FEAR NOT…” ANGEL MESSAGES! (Responsive Reading/ Isaiah 41:10, 13; also in Isa. 43:5; Dan. 10:19 An example of one of Cobbey Crisler’s Sunday School student who proved God is “… the one who saves me from violence.” (II Sam. 22:3; + Isa. 41:10, 13, (Responsive Reading); & 1 John 4:18; Job 3:25)

[Cobbey Crisler on handling thoughts of fear:] “Fear… resting in the thought of everyone, especially today, with so many things that seem to be happening unexpectedly. Is that all accumulating in the form of suppressed fear? Look at what Job says happens.
“…the thing that I have greatly feared is come upon me…” (Job 3:25)
[Cobbey:] “What is the relationship between the fear and the thing? … It’s magnetic.

If we understand that to be true about the quality of fear in thought, would anyone be afraid again? Would anyone in his right mind want to be afraid again? If we knew all that fear was doing— was attracting the thing that we were afraid of— right to us? Just think of the disservice so many Hollywood movies do, if this is correct. Also, ask yourself, if it is a coincidence, that right after we see certain movies, that we suddenly find the same disasters are occurring? The focus is human thought!

This is one of the most beautiful exposures of the nature of this to-and-fro evil to attack humanity. Our effort must be to break that magnetism so that the thing feared cannot come to man individually or collectively, because there’s nothing in thought to attract it.

“The textbook gives us the solution to fear, the textbook of the Bible. Because 1st John (4:18) gives us the solution to fear. What is it? “Perfect Love castest out fear:” What kind of love? It’s got to be perfect, not a chink in it, in the armor. Is that stating to us that only in thought is a complete defense, or panoply (a complete suit of armor), with the threat of something that otherwise would be fearsome indeed?

[Powerful application example shared by Cobbey:] “One of my Sunday School students once had the rest of the class on the edges of their chairs as a result of an experience she had just that week. It illustrates this. She was walking home very late at night after an extension course at a local college in a very poor area of town, not lit very well. As she was walking through suddenly she heard a car behind her. It squealed its brakes, stopped at the curb, and out jumped four leather-jacketed “gentlemen.” They ran right towards her, grabbed her, and started dragging her into the nearby woods.

[Cobbey:] “Here comes the big question, like it came from Noah, like it came for Daniel, like it came for Job. Here it is still a question mark in her thought. That girl had been used to studying the Bible. She was pretty good with it theoretically. Here came an opportunity to see if it had any practical value. Of course, you don’t think too intellectually at times like that. She said to the class that all that came to her was something she hadn’t even recognized was from the Bible. She never even remembered reading it. It was (from Isaiah 41:10, cit. B5 & Isa. 43:5) “Fear not for I am with you.” She kept shouting that at the top of her lungs, “Fear not for I am with you.”

“Here was a mob scene. Something in the human nature of one of those boys was touched by that higher sense because it broke up the mob slightly. He said, “Hey, wait a minute, let’s let her alone. She’s not that kind of a girl.” That brief stopping of what looked like the inevitable was sufficient for a car, just coming around to catch the scene in its headlights. It was a police car. The boys dropped her fast, got into their car and took off. The policemen, sizing it up quickly, stopped, went over to this gal and picked her up and said, “Would you like a ride home? Are you alright?” She said, “Yes, thank you very much.” She rode in the car with the policemen back to her house and the driver said, “You know, little lady, how lucky you are. This isn’t our regular beat. Our beat’s one block up from here. But my buddy said, ‘Hey, tonight, why don’t we just go down and check that area?’ So, I agreed and we went.”

“That gal, in really reaching out for the only possible help—there was no human help — had apparently touched the solution for her experience that could be the solution for all of us. What needed to be counteracted in thought was fear, because look what came to her, “Fear not!” Why? The textbook answer, “For I am with thee.” Just that mustard seed was able to counteract what would have been the magnetic attraction to the thing she greatly feared. It was also apparently enough to, not only reach the thought of one boy, but perhaps even to alert the policemen to an idea that they had not contemplated on the previous night.

And everything arrived at once. You can imagine what that meant to the kids when they heard that in Sunday School and to me as well. I’ve always kind of taken it as a beautiful example of what Job is saying here in revealing the nature of fear. (Job 3:25)

[Cobbey:] “There’s a movie ad I read not too recently showing that we’re almost gluttons for punishment as far as human nature is concerned. That movie ad—maybe you’ve seen it—it promises audiences in big, bold headlines, “AT LAST—TOTAL TERROR!” (Laughter) Who wants total terror? But people are paying money for it! When they leave that theater, what’s dancing on their eyelids and their mental memory as far as these things are concerned? What does a knock on the door, or a scream in the night, or anything else now mean in terms of the helplessness of man and man shoved back into no-dominion-at-all, but fatalistically waiting for what comes?”
“The Case of Job,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


LET UNREALITY’S “SORROW AND SIGHING FLEE AWAY…”  WITH CONVINCING PROOFS OF GOD’S CARE!  Read, hear & see (using links in Isa. 35:7 below) a sampling of testimonies & applications ideas proven at CedarS for Isaiah 35 (Responsive Reading) as part of CedarS Camps divinely-defined purpose.

Each verse and word of the 35th chapter of Isaiah have been treated as CedarS divinely-given “marching orders.” Since 1962 Isaiah 35’s guidelines and promises have been passed along to CedarS staff, first by Ruth E. Huff, CedarS Founder and Executive Director for the first 16 summers, next by her son, its second Executive Director for 42 summers, Warren Huff, and for the last three summers, by CedarS current Executive Director, Holly Huff Bruland.

[Ruth E. Huff wrote of CedarS purpose and Isaiah 35:] “In asking God what His/Her purpose was in founding CedarS Camps near Lebanon, Missouri, I (Ruth) opened the Bible “at random” for a divine answer and the first words that I saw were “the glory of Lebanon.” (Isaiah 35:2) Since that first summer in 1962, every Counselor Training course has featured the vital importance of putting into practice each word of all ten verses of Isaiah 35 as CedarS divinely-given “marching orders.”

Putting into practice Isaiah 35:1:“The wilderness* and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose.” CedarS staff work together to put a “full stop” to the three negative parts that begin Mary Baker Eddy’s definition of “WILDERNESS. Loneliness; doubt; darkness.” We seek to replace these temporary dark aspects with the lasting joys of her spiritual definition of wilderness as: “Spontaneity of thought and idea; the vestibule in which a material sense of things disappears, and spiritual sense unfolds the great facts of existence.” (SH 597) CedarS Bible Lands Park (BLP) features the great growth that all major Bible characters experienced in the wilderness when they had to go outside their “comfort zones” to find their “spiritual growth zones.” This stretching and growing happens intentionally every day and really every hour with CedarS Mets that kick-off each activity with a spiritual sense of it and of every participant.
Solos are another tradition for older campers and staff that feature a sacred, “solitary place” and set-aside time to commune one-to-one with God. In BLP, what was a deserted place has been transformed into the lush land of Sharon, even with blooming roses of Sharon to come.

Putting into practice Isaiah 35:2: “It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.”
The blossomingexcellency” of all at CedarS is celebrated with unique CedarS Quality Awards.
Our 5th Fundamental is “We expect to make camping at CedarS fun!”;
every meal includes singing; and, at every Wednesday Testimony meeting all see and hear amazing testimonies to the glory and excellency of our God.

Putting into practice Isaiah 35:3, “Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.” Above and beyond the physical healings of weak hands and feeble knees that could be related here, shine the examples in every camper and staff member who find that part of their God-ordained purpose at CedarS is to strengthen their grasp on Truth through hourly Mets and more as well as to quicken and firm-up their resolve to take a “stand for right especially when it’s not the popular thing to do.” [part of CedarS Torchbearer pledge]

Putting into practice Isaiah 35:4, is found to be a big part of each CedarS counselor job – to lovingly “Say to them that are of a fearful heart, be strong, fear not…” Throughout each day CedarS staff members constantly accentuate “Christ’s keynote of harmony, ‘Be not afraid!’” (SH 410:30)

Putting into practice Isaiah 35:5, “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened. And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.” [A wonderful, instantaneous healing happened at CedarS ~25 years ago when a workman was blinded by an accidental splash of acetone.  And, a healing of a pre-existing hole in a camper’s ear drum happened a several years ago. Above and beyond these “miracles”, we witness daily shining examples of campers and staff awakening to the “gratitude that outlaws blindness to present good” as well as to a new openness to hear and obey the guardian angels that are either whispering or thundering in our ears “This is the way, walk ye in it!” [Isaiah 39:21, Misc. 539:23]

Putting into practice Isaiah 35:6, “Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing…” We have also witnessed physical healings at CedarS of a Division 1 football player on the day he broke a foot being able to leap & run — eager for Football Camp — as well as a kindergartner who had not talked for over a year being able to open up and speak at CedarS.
But the day to day fulfillment of these promises comes in symbolic ways as campers and staff leave behind a crippling, “material sense of things…” that mutes the expression of their true spiritual identities which “break out” as “spiritual sense unfolds the great facts of existence.” (Definition of Wilderness, SH 597)

Putting into practice Isaiah 35:7, “And the parched ground shall become a pool…” This prophesy was fulfilled, six days before the opening of CedarS 50th season, when our promised, under-construction “Mediterranean Sea” was parched and would have remained so all summer without divine help. Warren was impelled to quickly obey divine guidance to have a drain culvert sealed-off and to transfer runoff from a record storm that filled the lake before Opening Day 2011 with 60 million gallons of “holy water.” [Hear details about this and other “miraculous” demonstration,  including a life-saving hymn sing healing as I shared in a 5-6-2018 Principia Parent Association inspirational talk on YouTube.  Click here for the YouTube version of this Inspirational talk and fast forward for my Hymn Sing healing to 19 minutes in and to 31 minutes in for the 60-million gallons in 6 days miracle.]

Putting into practice Isaiah 35:8, “And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness;” This promise from God was fulfilled in “concrete” terms by the completion of Interstate 44 a few years after CedarS opened in 1962. This reduced trips from St. Louis to CedarS from 5 hours on 2-lane ‘Route 66,’ with its hills, curves and trucks to a beautiful and smooth 2.5-hour drive. But the deeper, daily meaning comes from the time and effort one always saves by taking “The way of holiness.” This is God’s “alias” for CedarS that we strive to demonstrate as we work to fulfill our purpose to “give each camper an appreciation of spiritual sense.”

Putting into practice Isaiah 35:9, “No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast…but the redeemed of the Lord shall walk there.” Our little piece of heaven in the Missouri Ozarks is free of all ravenous beasts, and by design, free of strife-filled thoughts, words and ways. Time traveling campers and visitors walking on CedarS Time Travelers’ Trail in Bible Lands Park, are redeemed from beastly, strife-filled thoughts when they pledge (like Daniel in the Lions’ Den) to ‘win without a fight’ – and (like David) to be quick to forgive, and so be forgiven and redeemed.

Putting into practice Isaiah 35:10, “And the ransomed of the Lord shall return… they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” In addition to welcoming new family members, over a thousand campers and staff return to CedarS year after year to experience the nonstop joy of “Spontaneity of thought and idea” (another spiritual aspect of “Wilderness,” SH 597) and to put a “full stop” (period) to the “sorrow and sighing” of fables like “Loneliness; doubt; darkness” that they may “flee away.” (Let these aspects of a merely material view of “Wilderness” vanish as a dream. SH 597)]


BE ALL-IN FOR GOD AND WHOLEHEARTEDLY SING OF YOUR INNOCENCY IN HYMN 499 (3)
(as inspired by this week’s citation B1, Isaiah 45:22, 24)
Written & composed by DESIREE GOYETTE, CedarS staff, parent, Hymn Sing Musician

“I am the Lord, there is none else;
There is no God beside Me.
I girded thee, I girded thee,
Though thou hast not even known Me.
But know that from the rising sun
To the west there is none beside Me,
For I am the Lord, there is none else;
There is no God beside Me.

“I am the Truth, there is none else;
There is no Truth beside Me.
Infinite light, bountiful, bright,
Is ever present to guide thee.
Beloved and free, eternally,
Perfect peace and joy I provide thee,
For I am the Lord, there is none else;
There is no God beside Me.

“Innocent one, sinless and pure,
Nothing can ever divide thee.
Governed by Love, you are secure;
I am forever beside thee.
So rest and know wher-e’er you go,
Home and heaven cannot be denied thee,
For I am the Lord, there is none else;
There is no God beside Me.”
(Christian Science Hymnal, No. 499:1–3)

POEM NOTES:
Isaiah 45:5, 6, 22/citation B1


CLAIM AS YOUR BLESSINGS GOD’S ASSURED BENEFITS:
SINS REMOVED, ALL DISEASES HEALED, DEATH OUTDONE!
Cobbey Crisler on Psalm 103:2-6 /citation B3:

[Cobbey:] “Psalm 103, Verse 2, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:” We’re all covered by insurance policies, perhaps life and health insurance. The Canadian spelling is probably better, “assurance” as far as biblical therapy is concerned.

If you’ve ever wanted to know what benefits we have, Psalm 103 lists them: Verse 2, “Forget not all his benefits.” We have “Forgive us iniquities,” that’s sin removed from man. “healeth all thy Disease,” all of them, Verse 3. Removed from man’s experience and nature.”  Verse 4, “Redeemeth thy life from destruction,” death no longer the arbiter of man’s potential and capability.  Those are the benefits.  They’re not only individual; they’re collective because verse 6 says, “The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.”
“Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from the Psalms”,
by B. Cobbey Crisler**


CHERISH WEARING YOUR GOD-GIVEN CROWN OF “LOVINGKINDNESS AND TENDER MERCIES” (Ps. 103:4/cit. B3 & Col. 3:12/cit. B11) Enjoy a serenade of “Tender Mercies”
See & hear Craig Ghislin, CS, & David Price, CSB, singing a guitar duet of “Tender Mercies” on the back deck of Care House where they were serving as Christian Science Practitioners
[Click on either:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PToeaQ_CWLE&list=RDPToeaQ_CWLE&start_radio=1
or on the 11th  short videos on CedarS website at: https://www.cedarscamps.org/videos/ ]

By accentuating the harmony, positivity and blessings that flow from receiving God’s “tender mercies,” we can and should eliminate the curses of strife and negativity that daily news and ads play up, especially in weeks after and leading up to the next U.S. elections.

(Ps. 145:10) “All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee”—as two of them do in the “Tender Mercies” duet from CedarS Care House.

Cobbey Crisler points out in the next verses that we should encourage one another to share examples of God’s power, to stop focusing thought on strife and to quit talking about illnesses (and viruses)!
Cobbey Crisler on
Ps. 145:11
“Psalm 145, Verse 11. A receptive, spiritually-educated, human race going to God with total commitment for the answer to all ills will no longer talk about illnesses. “They shall speak of the glory of God’s kingdom, and talk of thy power.“’
“Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from Psalms,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


IT’S TIME TO UNDERSTAND WHAT’S ALL, WHAT’S NOTHING

Count up the impressive number of times in this Christian Science Bible Lesson where these terms are mentioned: “all” or “all-ness” versus “nothing” or “nothingness” – or “somethingness” versus “nothingness”. In these two sentences of citation S6 alone it’s eight times!
“It is sometimes said that Christian Science teaches the nothingness of sin, sickness, and death, and then teaches how this nothingness is to be saved and healed. The nothingness of nothing is plain; but we need to understand that error is nothing, and that its nothingness is not saved, but must be demonstrated in order to prove the somethingness – yea, the all-ness of Truth.”
(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 346:6–11, cit. S5)

Science & Health citation S30 is another one that summarizes this nothingness versus allness theme: ”

“The Christian Scientist has enlisted to lessen evil, disease, and death; and he will overcome them by understanding their nothingness and the allness of God, or good.”  (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 450:19–22)

[W.] The need to understand what’s ALL and what’s NOTHING is a break-through scriptural concept in the Science of Christian healing that is featured, amplified and clarified by Mary Baker Eddy’s “Scientific Statement of Being” (SH 468). Every good Christian Science treatment includes BOTH of “the two cardinal points of . . . Christian Science . . . the nothingness of material life and intelligence and the mighty actuality of all-inclusive God, good.” (S&H 52:19)

Here’s a YouTube version of All ‘Er Nothing” from the Musical “Oklahoma” that for me is a fun and helpful reminder whenever some kind of mixing seems tempting: https://youtu.be/jVz5K63iYDs

To make more memorable this Bible Lesson concept, I take the liberty (in my head) to modify the lyrics to the chorus of “All ‘Er Nothing” from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma” like this:

“To heal it’s ALL and Nothin’
Is it ALL and Nothin’ with you?
It can’t be in-between
It can’t be now and then,
No half-and-half God-love will do!”


TAKE EACH STEP LIKE A SHEEP WHO TOTALLY TRUSTS ITS SHEPHERD!
Insights by Ruth Huff & others into Psalm 23, verse 4 (citation B6 & a peripheral reference in cit. S6 to the valley of shadow of death).  Apply each line to yourself!


Psalm 23 and ME
Hear application examples for each line shared by Warren Huff in his inspirational talk for the 2nd half of Arden Wood’s May 1, 2022 Annual Meeting at
https://www.ardenwood.org/events/annualmeeting22/

Claim these divinely REAL definitions of YOUR heritage in the TWENTY-THIRD PSALM! They negate the supposed “23 and me” genetic domination of 23 pairs of ancestral X-Y chromosomes and can prove that they Do Not Apply (D.N.A.) to the real you! [Bracketed substitutions from Mary Baker Eddy show “the light which Christian Science throws on the Scriptures” with an “incorporeal or spiritual sense” of Love. (S&H 578)]


“[Divine Love] is my shepherd;” That’s MY RELATIONSHIP

“I shall not want.” That’s MY SUPPLY!

 “[Love] maketh me to lie down in green pastures:” That’s MY REST!

“[Love] leadeth me beside still waters.” That’s MY REFRESHMENT!

 “[Love] restoreth my soul [spiritual sense]:” That’s God’s way of HEALING & MINE!

 “[Love] leadeth me in the paths of righteousness” That’s God’s GUIDANCE & MINE!

 “For His name’s sake.” That’s MY PURPOSE!

 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,” That’s MY TESTING!

 “I will fear no evil:” That’s MY PROTECTION!

 “For [Love] is with me;” That’s God’s FAITHFULNESS and MINE!

 “[Love’s] rod and [Love’s] staff they comfort me.” That’s God’s DISCIPLINE and MINE!

 “[Love] prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:” That’s MY HOPE!

 “[Love] anointeth my head with oil;” That’s God’s CONSECRATION and MINE!

 “My cup runneth over.” That’s God’s ABUNDANCE and MINE!

 “Surely goodness & mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:” That’s God’s BLESSING & Mine!

 “And I will dwell in the house [the consciousness] of [Love]” That’s MY SECURITY!

 “forever.”  That’s God’s ETERNAL HERITAGE and MINE!
(partly penned by CedarS Founder, Ruth Huff, partly by her son, Warren Huff)


LET GOD BE YOUR ROCK!  CALL UPON THE LORD. NOW! IT WILL NEVER BE IN VAIN!

[Warren: Here’s an architectural note about founding a building on a rock foundation of “REFUSAL.”] 
I enjoy the soil-boring term of REFUSAL to designate when a soil-testing auger drills down to reach the point at which it refuses to penetrate the soil and therefore the type of rock on which a building can be safely built.  I loved making a connection with what that means to us – that we are stable, with success/healing guaranteed, only when we place our prayers and Christian Science treatments on the rock of refusing to believe anything other than the bedrock spiritual Truth of man’s being created in God’s “image and likeness” as recorded in Genesis 1. This denial or refusal portion of a proper prayer is modeled in the “Scientific Statement of Being” (on page 468 0f Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures). In this 60-word statement, which Albert Einstein called “the most profound statement ever uttered by mankind,” each sentence alternates between one of AFFIRMATION OF TRUTH and one of DENIAL (or REFUSAL) of the FABLE of man’s matter/dust origin as the myth is told in Genesis 2 & 3.

“The Rock Song” — CedarS campers, staff and families love it when all or part of what we call “The Rock Song” is in the Bible Lesson because it reminds us of a favorite CedarS camp song by that name. A key part of this song is found in this week’s citation B7, Psalm 18:46.  There’s a video with the traditional CedarS motions along with the audio as found in Psalm 18:3 and 46,.  There’s a link below to Stephen Hanlin, a CedarS counselor and a CedarS 365 Hymn Sing leader, doing the motions while singing The Rock Song” (in a round for 44 seconds). Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/238522559504897/videos/382837602949483

“The Rock Song” was also selected by former CedarS counselor, Erin Williams, for “CedarS Round-the-Clock” Trilogy of CDs that she put together as a campership benefit project for CedarS 50th anniversary summer of 2011. Erin sang and played the prelude and opening hymn for CedarS June 7, 2020 Zoom Hymn Sing.  You can hear Erin leading this call-and-response song by clicking on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPHaT93Uob4
(You can click thru any transitional webpage and “browse” YouTube.)


When YOUR “BACK’S AGAINST the WALL,” PRAY a W.A.L.L. TREATMENT! —or C.A.L.L. treatment to know “who you gonna call?” (SH, 495:20, cit. S10)

On page 495, lines 14-24 Mary Baker Eddy gives you (and the whole world) four powerful (and memoizable) sentences to guide your thoughts to healing when you are tempted to believe in the reality of some illusion or ghost of fear or doubt that seems to be in your face.

W.A.L.L. Treatment (SH 495:14) These four sentences begin with the letters W, A, L, L—hence the W.A.L.L. treatment.  This was a memory devise that came to me and has made it easier for me to remember the whole paragraph and use it often as a cornerstone for healings.

  • When the illusion…
  • Allow nothing but his likeness to abide in your thought.
  • Let neither fear nor doubt overshadow your clear sense and…
  • Let Christian Science, instead of corporeal sense, support your understanding…” (cit. S16)

Or it could be called the C.A.L.L. Treatment (SH 495:14)  A different acronym/memory device can be made by using the first letters of the directive verbs in each of these same four sentences.  They are Cling, Allow, Let and Let again—hence the C.A.L.L. treatment.  This alternate memory devise came to me when tempted to be afraid of some illusion or lingering “ghostly” belief from the past, present or future (like Scrooge was in “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens).  Mary Baker Eddy unknowingly answered in-advance and brilliantly the question “Who you Gonna Call?” (from the 1984 movie “Ghostbusters” soundtrack song by Ray Parker Jr.).  She treated all such “ghosts” as illusions in her ultimate, metaphysical “Ghostbuster” treatment that has served as a cornerstone for thousands of healings.  –“When the illusion… tempts you,

  • Cling Steadfastly to God and His idea.
  • Allow nothing but his likeness to abide in your thought.
  • Let neither fear nor doubt overshadow your Clear Sense and calm trust…
  • Let Christian Science instead of Corporeal Sense, support your understanding of being and…”  (cit. S16)

(Reread carefully and consider memorizing the FULL, 10-line Christian Science treatment in Science and Health, page 495:14-24.  Also of note are the four pairs of consecutive words (which I capitalized, highlighted and bolded above) all begin with C and S!

We’re faced with the barrage of news about a global pandemic, aggressive militarism and other forms of lawlessness – as well as with the hopefulness of peaceful protests which attempt to transform and uplift mankind out of hateful habits.  To stay with the allness of God in the midst of this seeming somethingness of this evil we can always spiritualize thought as we C.A.L.L. on God and:

  1. C. Cling steadfastly to God and His idea [Christ]
  2. A. Allow nothing but His likeness to abide in your thought.
  3. L. Let neither fear nor doubt overshadow your clear sense and calm trust, that the recognition of life harmonious — as Life eternally is — can destroy any painful sense of, or belief in, that which Life is not.
  4. L. Let Christian Science, instead of corporeal sense, support your understanding of being, and this understanding will supplant error with Truth, replace mortality with immortality, and silence discord with harmony.(SH 495:14-16, 20)

Such CALL-ing on God gives us something certain to “cling steadfastly to,” and overturns what appears to be a worldwide fixation on fear. The C.A.L.L. treatment is a sure defense.  It protects us as we follow the Wayshower, to find comfort and healing for our whole global family.
“Jesus marked out the way. Citizens of the world, accept the ‘glorious liberty of the children of God,’ and be free! This is your divine right.” (SH 227:23-26)


ANSWER THE CALL TO SOLVE ALL RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS AND ALL CHURCH & HEALTH PROBLEMS!
Cobbey Crisler on Ps. 67:
2 (cit. B13) & prelude) & “saving health among all nations…and verse 5 “all the people…” “working together for good” (Romans 8:28)

Verse 2 of Psalm 67 (cit. B13) is the prophecy that God’sway will be known upon earth,  Thy saving health among” what?  A limited number?  All nations.”  No wonder the Bible could not close without that magnificent reminder that the leaves of the tree were not just for healing individuals, but for all nations. The medicine for international discord is on that tree.

“Just as it is for our own relationship problems.  What’s a relationship problem [other] than a disease? Something’s not relating in our body.  Look to our thought.  Have we left relationship problems unsolved?  Do you know when Jesus would not accept worship from his Christian followers when they (we) bring a gift to the altar?  If you remember ought that you have against your brother or ‘vice versa,’ don’t even bother to give your gift in the environment of church.

“Church stands for healed relationships.  No relationship problems.  All things working together for good.  [Jesus said Leave your gift behind.  It’s imperfect.  It’s incomplete.  Go solve the relationship problem with your brother first, then bring your gift to church.  That shows that healed relationship problems are the only satisfactory gift to church endorsed by the founder of the Christian Church.”
“Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from Psalms,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**

[Warren’s PS: Verse 5 and 6 of Psalms 67: 5 “Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. 6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.”

[W: Notice again, that verse 5 features the collective/church nature of salvation. It’s only when ALL the people praise God, that the earth will yield her increase and receive God’s blessing!]


OBEY GOD’S COMMAND TO LET the KNOWING LIGHT of CHRIST JESUS SHINE IN YOUR HEART TO GLORIFY GOD!   Cobbey Crisler on II Corinthians 4:6 (cit. B14)

[Cobbey:] “Chapter 4, verse 6 of 2 Corinthians. Here is a commandment from God. This commandment was for “light to shine out of darkness,” and to shine where? [Voice: “in our hearts.”]. Where is the finger of God at work? Where has Christ written his letter, his epistle?  If that’s shining, if we’re facing God, face-to-face, Mind-to-Mind, if our mentality is taking on the likeness of God Himself, then that light is showing.  But it’s a light that knows.  It’s a mental light, “the light of the knowledge.”  In the Latin Bible, do you know what that word is?  It’s our word for science, scientiae.  It is the light of the knowing in a sense of disciplined science “of the glory of God.”

“We have the ability, therefore we are without excuse, to know God because he has revealed Himself, His nature, to us.  We can call upon our divine nature.  We can begin the answer the question, “What is natural?” with the response, “The divine is natural for me.”  That “light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ Jesus” leaves not one slight dark spot of Adam’s amnesia left on the disc of our consciousness.”
“Glory: Divine Nature in The Bible,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


 BE RECEPTIVE TO GOD’S UNFORGETTABLE, LIFE-SAVING POWER!  ACCEPT THAT “IN CHRIST SHALL ALL BE MADE ALIVE!” (I Cor. 15:22) Cobbey on Luke 7:11-16/cit. B20

[Cobbey Crisler on dead son of Nain widow raised!] “Were it not for Luke, we would not have had preserved for us one of three recorded times that Jesus raised someone from the dead (Luke 7:11-17). There is a significant fact about the accounts of raising the dead in the Bible. They are not all in the New Testament. The significance is that not all healings made a sufficient impact at the time to have impressed upon human memory the location where it occurred. This is why you will find statements mentioning when Jesus went to a particular village.

However, in every case of raising the dead, from the Old Testament all the way through the New Testament, the human mind was startled by seeing what it accepted as the impossible, occur. This is what is in common about Zarephath. Shunem, Nain, Capernaum. Bethany, Jerusalem, Joppa, and Troas. They didn’t forget where it happened. The details of the healing are particularly sharp.

In this case we have a city called Nain, probably a village as it is today. There is still an ancient cemetery outside the gate. There was a lonely widow at the head of this procession. Jesus, detecting thought again, saw her entire situation at one glance. He came to her and said, “Weep not” (Verse 13). He dealt with the heavy weight of grief on thought, touched the coffin (Verse 14), strictly forbidden under Jewish law, and then said, “Young man.”

Notice the radical nature of what Jesus said. The only one supposedly there who could not hear was the one Jesus addressed. He must have expected that man’s faculty of hearing to be normal. “Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.” He doesn’t help him either.

Dominion over death is part of that unqualified dominion God gave to man. As a matter of fact, dominion, as a word, as a concept, simply can’t be qualified. If it is, you no longer have dominion. (Verse 15,) “He that was dead sat up, and began to speak. He delivered him to his mother. “

Also, it might be interesting for you to recall that of the three times Jesus raised the dead, womanhood played a prominent role every time. It was Jesus’ compassion and awareness of the thought of this woman that lead him to raise her son. In the case of Lazarus (John 11:1-46), Mary and Martha urgently had requested Jesus to come. In the case of Jairus it was his twelve-year-old daughter (Luke 8:41, 42, 49-56).
These things don’t just happen. If Jesus is dealing with mentality, if he is requiring much out of the patient’s thought, then there must be a receptivity in order to get a result.

I think that we can derive a certain conclusion about the receptivity of womanhood, especially on the subject of resurrection. For if you move ahead a few chapters in your thought right now, you will recall there was no man anywhere near the tomb, including those who are reputed to have been Jesus’ closest disciples. But the women were there and receptive to resurrection.”
“Luke, the Researcher,”
by B. Cobbey Crisler**


DO THE ASSIGNMENTS JESUS KNEW WE DISCIPLES WERE CAPABLE OF DOING WHEN HE ASSIGNED THEM TO US! Cobbey Crisler on 1) Matt 5:48; 2) Mark 16:15; 3) Matt 10:8/cit. B21

 

  • “Be ye therefore perfect…” – the 1st of Jesus’ “imperative commands” summarized by Mary Baker Eddy (SH 37:25)
    [Cobbey Crisler on Matthew 5, Verse 48].
  • “Go ye into all the world, and preach…” – the 2nd of Jesus’ “imperative commands” summarized by Mary Baker Eddy (SH 37:25)
    [Cobbey Crisler on Mark 16:15]
  •  “Heal the sick!” – the 3rd of Jesus’ “imperative commands” summarized by Mary Baker Eddy (SH 37:25)

[Cobbey Crisler on Matthew 5, Verse 7, 8].
“Say,” Look at the first words there to Is that a coincidence, or is that essential? Where have we run into that statement before? “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Who said it? It was Jesus’ first statement (Matthew 4:17) after “Repent.”

The assignments given to the disciples would not be assignments they were incapable of doing, or Jesus would have been unwise.

(Matt. 10: 8/cit. B21).  He said, “Heal the sick.” What do you expect them to do? He said, “Cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast out devils.” Notice the sequence. The things he did. Even putting casting-out-devils at a higher level of what was required of prayer than raising the dead. Then stating, “Freely ye have received, freely give.”
“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master: A Tax-Collectors Report,”
B. Cobbey Crisler**

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