Thank you for another best summer yet!

 Application GEMs that bring salvation when the false “accuser … is cast down!” (Rev. 12:10, cit. B21)
Let God Expressed Meekly/Mightily in you sparkle brightly with insights from Cobbey Crisler, Evan Mehlenbacher, Carolyn Holte & others as inspired by The Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on

 “Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism Denounced”
for May 23—29, 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


OBEY GOD’S COMMAND TO LET the KNOWING LIGHT of CHRIST JESUS SHINE IN YOUR HEART TO GLORIFY GOD!   Cobbey Crisler on a Golden Text prelude& postlude to Psalm 71:19, 23

[Warren:] This week’s Golden Text is “ … O God, who is like unto thee!  . . My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.”

According to 1828 Webster Dictionary, redeemed means: “delivered from bondage, distress, penalty, liability…” and restoration: means “The act of replacing in a former state; Renewal; revival; re-establishment; Recovery; renewal of health and soundness” This is a perfect follow-up to the preceded verse of Psalm 71.  Verse 18 is “Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until “I have shewed” strength and power.”

[Cobbey:] Those   interested   in   geriatrics.    It’s in Psalm 71, Verse 18.  That’s also been isolated out as a special problem. No one ever expects that old age is going to be like it is until one arrives. No preventive medicine has been taken. Nothing seems to be possible.  Once again, it is submission to the inevitable. Verse 18 shows that’s also included in biblical therapy. “Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until “I have shewed” two things that seem to be taken from those in that category, “strength and power.” 

The New York Herald Tribune many years ago came out with a study that originated in the De Couri Clinic in Cincinnati. The opening line in the article reporting their findings is “Time is not toxic.”  It has no effect in bringing about degenerative disorders. Anyone who thinks that because he or she is getting along in years, that loss of vigor, disability, or degenerative disorders should be experienced is suffering from a time neurosis which may be more effective in physical conditions in producing the effect of fear. It went on [along] that [line]. So there’s another discovery. Again, as the other doctor we quoted said, “We’re waking up to things that have been really known inherently all along.” The Bible has never budged from its position. We have vacillated. God hasn’t moved.

Chapter 73, Verse 26 refers to heart failure and degenerative diseases. “My flesh

and my heart faileth.” But look at immediately what the psalmist knows to do. He feels those symptoms and what does he say? “God [is] the strength of my heart .” See how .it handles the terminal nature of heart problems, “and my portion for ever. ,;·     ·

Psalm 77, Verse 2. “My sore ran in the night,” there’s a specific problem.

Verse 3. Here is a popular experience, “I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed.” [Laughter] What’s going to get attention of our thought, even at the moments of extreme agony? On that cross Jesus is saying Psalms. The Psalms got Jesus off the cross. Are there prescriptions in the Psalms for lesser problems if they can deal with the crucifixion?
 “Glory: Divine Nature in The Bible,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


LISTEN TO AN EVAN MEHLENBACHER AUDIO PODCAST THAT SHARES TWO EXCELLENT EXAMPLES OF HEALING BY CONSENTING TO THE TOTAL SUPREMACY OF GOOD TO UNDO AND
DISPROVE ALL THE FAKE CLAIMS OF EVIL BEING IN CONTROL!

 The following “Sentinel Watch” audio podcast with Evan Mehlenbacher connects perfectly with and amplifies citations S2, S7, S8 & S13 /Science & Health pages 101-104 in these this week’s Bible Lesson and has two excellent examples of healing.
“Evan explains the tools we have to disarm animal magnetism and its effects through understanding God and our spiritual nature as God’s expression, which brings healing and regeneration into our lives.

“To hear more about what animal magnetism is and how you can prove its powerlessness, tune in to this edition of Sentinel Watch—​​a​ ​weekly​ ​production​​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Christian Science​ ​Sentinel.”

What is animal magnetism?
https://sentinel.christianscience.com/shared/view/3680qr8ihc?s=e

If you’d rather see the printed version, here it is:

What is animal magnetism?
https://journal.christianscience.com/shared/view/1msxqefl5aa?s=e

From JSH-Online, the official website of The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel, and Herald


LEARN THE CHRISTLY WAY TO DEAL WITH LIES AND OPPOSITION TO ALL GOOD WORK AND RIGHT ENDEAVORS BY LISTENING TO A GREAT ARTICLE ABOUT NEHEMIAH BUILDING THE WALL DESPITE GREAT RESISTANCE.

 [Warren Huff:] I love this eye-opening article from the March 1982 Christian Science Journal and think you will too in connection with Sections 3 and 4 in this week’s lesson.

It was written by a dear, Kansas City friend and a past CedarS practitioner in the 1970s and 80s, Carolyn Holte, CS.  It’s easy to listen to by clicking on the following link and then on the headset.  https://journal.christianscience.com/shared/view/1ebpbgd529s?s=e  https://journal.christianscience.com/shared/view/1ebpbgd529s?s=e  

The article’s title of “Evil: ‘No portion, right or memorial’” comes from Nehemiah 2:20 which is featured in this week’s Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson in citations B10 and B11 (Neh. 2:1-20 and Neh. 6:15, 16). Because this article is being shared by me as a JSH-Online subscriber, you can read it, even without your own JSH-Online subscription—which I HIGHLY recommend!

 

To read or listen to “Evil: ‘no portion, nor right, nor memorial’ by CAROLYN E. HOLTE just click here: https://journal.christianscience.com/shared/view/1ebpbgd529s?s=e

JSH-Online is the official website of The Christian Science Journal, Sentinel, and Herald.


 KNOW THAT YOUR “ABILITY & OPPORTUNITY ARE COORDINATE IDEAS” AND THEN “RISE TO THE OCCASION!”
Application ideas offered by Warren Huff on citation S19/ Science & Health 571:16
Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil.”, /

 “What occasions or opportunities are demanding your best these days?
1. Hard assignments, unbelievable work load and killer deadlines?
2. Important tests of our abilities or our faith and resilience?
3. A big game, presentation or performance?
4. Group Leadership role(s)?
5. An important date or social event?
6. A sticky situation where taking a moral or ethical stand and integrity are needed?
7. Challenging restrictions that keep testing your patience, equanimity and reliance on God?

 Whatever opportunities you face, you can meet them as their master by obeying this powerful two-word command.
Know thyself, and God will supply the wisdom and the occasion for a victory over evil.”
Science & Health, 571:15 (cit. S14)

 “Know yourself as God knows you – as an ever-perfect expression of “infinity, freedom, harmony and boundless bliss.” (see S&H 481:3) Totally accept and simply express each of these elements of your divine identity to eradicate their illegitimate opposites.  Without a body-based sense of self, you will be open for God to eliminate from your experience: all of matter’s debilitating drag of limited energy, funds, intelligence, speed, inspiration; all its sapping slavery of restrictions (injuries, illness, red tape, tie-ups); all its regular rub of inharmonious relationships and its constant cloud of frustration and unhappiness.  All gone! These are all just fables that were never part of you or of those you love.

In the next couple of days, “your assignment, should you choose to accept it,” will be to simply do your part—know yourself spiritually—and watch God do Her part, to supply you with all the wisdom and occasions where victories are wanted.  You may also enjoy highlighting in every lesson all of God’s jobs in one color and all of yours in another color.

A friend shed new light on this passage with this one-line insight:
“ABILITY (the wisdom) and OPPORTUNITY (the occasion) are coordinate ideas.”

By accepting this divine law and knowing yourself spiritually, you will never have ability without being given opportunity to express it. (no unneeded bench-sitting) And, you’ll also never be given opportunities (like the seven listed at the top) without having the God-given abilities to rise to the occasion!”

Warren Huff originally posted this on CedarS website on December 5, 2002


REJOICE THAT YOUR UNCHANGEABLE GOD’S TIME IS NOW TO REVERSE THE CURSE & POUR-OUT BLESSINGS!
Cobbey Crisler on Malachi 3 (bonus verses 6, 10, 12 before and after) verse 11, cit. B17

Malachi 3:6 “I am the Lord, I change not; therefore, ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”
[W: James describes God as our “Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”(James 1:7)  What a blessing to have consistently reliable laws of God that can be scientifically proven time after time.]

Malachi 3: Verse 10 The blessing that God promises in verse 10— to “pour out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it”— is what God says to the lie “it is enough”. The deluge is to show the infinite supply that is able to pour through you. [No blessing will be held back.] The deluge is to show the infinite supply that is able to pour through you.

Citation B17, Verse 11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, for he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.” This promises that God’s time is now; our grateful acknowledgement of that is essential.

Verse 12 “And all nations shall call you blessed” (praise you—creative ideas); for ye shall be a delightsome land” (devoid of fear, empty of inertia).
Comments from B. Cobbey Crisler as recorded in Warren Huff’s Oxford wide-margin Bible


HERE’S A LINK TO THE AUDIO OF AN AUGUST 2, 2021 “CEDARS PRAC TALK BY DAVID PRICE, CS, ON “THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT” (Gal. 5:22/cit. B18) – as well as on the cashew tree.

In a Prac Talk last summer David told us of the massive size of cashew trees in Brazil and of how the cashew nuts we enjoy are really their fruit. He also shared the list of “the fruit of the Spirit” from the citation B18/Galatians 5:22, 23 and how we might find nourishment in this fruit throughout our day. For “list-lovers” like David “… the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”  (Galatians 5:22, 23, KJV) – or these fruitful qualities as translated in The New Living Translation are “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” (NLT)

(NO further text from CedarS Prac Talks is available, so give loving attention to the audio.)

https://cedarscamps.org/inspiration/article/8-2-21-prac-talk-by-david-price-on-the-fruit-of-the-spirit-gal-522-as-well-as-of-the-cashew-tree/


LIKE JESUS, SEEK & GO WITH THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT. THEN, WITH THE AUTHORITY & POWER OF THE ONLY POWER SOURCE THERE IS, COMMAND THE EVIL TO DEPART. Cobbey on Luke 4:14,33-36., cit. B20

 [Cobbey Crisler on Luke 4:14:] “Luke indicates that he understands [Jesus’ period of temptations in the wilderness] has been a power test for Jesus because in Verse 14 he uses that word, “Jesus returned” not in any form of power that Satan had tried to impose upon him [“to take personal power, political power, and priestly power”].  But rather, “in the power of the Spirit into Galilee”— [“in the law that relates man directly to God, the source of the only power there is.” (CC)]

“Luke 4:33, This first specific healing is the one of the unclean devil. Many of these healings require steps. There is a sequence in healing, in many cases, three specific phases that Jesus goes through before the healing occurs. [Jesus: 1) rebukes the (d)evil; 2) authoritatively commands it to hold its peace; and, 3)  to come out of the man.]

One asks the question, “Why? Couldn’t Jesus heal instantaneously?” We know he did. But look at the value for us in having the method that he used preserved step by step.”

“Luke, the Researcher,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


SEE THAT IN THE “KINGDOM OF OUR GOD” BEFORE “THE ACCUSER IS CAST DOWN” (Rev. 12:10, cit. B21) AND SALVATION ACHIEVED, A DOMINION WOMAN HAD TO COME TO PROVIDE “THE REMEDY FOR EVE”—See Cobbey Crisler insights below.

 [Cobbey:] “We find in investigating the Old Testament as well as the New, that the woman in travail is an image, a metaphor, used almost as often as Messiah in prophecy.  For the epitome of that, look at the 12 chapter of Revelation where we find not a novel figure at all, simply a repetition of a symbol that has been seen throughout the Scriptures.  Remember womanhood and comforter, and comfort and love and motherhood all closely linked as well as Scriptural ideas.  So the concept of womanhood and comfort and the Comforter perhaps having relation to womanhood’s fulfillment of prophecy and the Genesis 1 role of God-given dominion may all be linked up. At least it’s worthwhile investigating to see what the Bible says.

As a matter of fact, here is what the Anchor Bible says about the figure in Revelation 12.  See if you have ever looked at it from this angle.

“In Revelation 12 there is a mysterious symbolic figure of a woman who has a key figure in the drama of salvation.  There can be no doubt that Revelation is giving the Christian enactment of the drama foreshadowed in Revelation 3:15 where enmity is places between the serpent and the woman, between the serpent’s seed and her seed—and the seed of the woman enters into conflict with the serpent.  However, often in the Bible collective figures are based on historical ones.  This, the fact that woman represents the people of God [“generic man” cit. S29/561:22] would not at all preclude a reference to an individual woman who is the basis of the symbolism.” (Anchor Bible)

“So, you see that Bible scholars are wrestling with the concept that what we have in Revelation 12 is the remedy for Eve.  All the stereotypical womanhood elements, all the failures, all the mistakes, all the errors associated with the Eve-subordinated woman have now been swallowed up in the Transfiguration of womanhood clothed with the sun and the moon under her feet.  Remember that part of the curse on womanhood humanly is the periodic monthly complaints, monthly-and-moon-related. [Warren: As Mary Baker Eddy writes: “The Revelator symbolizes Spirit by the sun. The spiritual idea is clad with the radiance of spiritual Truth, and matter is under her feet.”  (SH p. 561:25-27)]

We find that this ideal view of spiritual womanhood in Verse 1 of Chapter 12 restores the dignity of women’s dominion. Her feet are on the moon.  That is the Scriptural symbol long-recognized in the Bible for dominion, “the moon under her feet.”  Thus the Book of Revelation, a book that is attributed in its first verse to Jesus, which authorizes our including it in a course relating “Jesus and the Equality of Women”: this comparison between Eve and the dominion woman, the contest again between Genesis 2 and Genesis 1, and womanhood having that right on earth to embody the dominion of Genesis 1.

Should a man be entitled to overcome the problems or stereotypes on womanhood?
If so, woman would not have dominion.  Is it womanhood’s right to respond to her God-given role prophetically?  Are we ourselves perhaps, living in one of the most thrilling times of history?  [W: a time when we’re hopefully praying for and witnessing “no retrograde step” for dominion for the women of Ukraine, Afghanistan and the whole world…]  What would make these times thrilling despite their inherent dangers?  It would be the spirit of prophecy.  Is that happening?  Can we see the signs of the times?  Is manhood waiting to be fulfilled and completed as in the seven days when God himself rested after the completion of “male and female created he them”? (Genesis 1:27)

Until womanhood receives her appropriate Scriptural place, her God-given place, how can man rest in completion?  How can man be generic?  How can we, hand-in-hand symbolizing a higher spiritual unity than ever before, find ourselves co-residents of the Holy City, a city that has nothing but what is holy in it, a city that establishes our original relationship?  No wonder when the Bible closes, we are asked to respond to one of the most heavenly invitations in its pages, “the Spirit and the Bride say, Come” (Revelation 22:17)

But, Ladies and Gentlemen, we cannot respond to that invitation to the wedding feast, God‘s view of creation, without our having on a wedding garment.  That, hopefully, is what our search the Scriptures will give us.  And we bring to that wedding feast our own thoughts uplifted to the sense of manhood and womanhood united forever by God with full dominion, no subordination or domination—no thought of sex— but a full, complete, joyous image of the Father-Mother divine parent.  That’s what the Scriptures are holding out for us to prove in our lives. Then, let us go forward and be part of the fulfillment of that prophecy.”
“Jesus and the Equality of Woman,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


IMAGINE SEEING YOURSELF AND ALL MANKIND TODAY AS TRULY “UNDER THE CONTROL OF SUPREME WISDOM” IN WHAT WE COULD CALL “REALITY CITY,” THE HOLY CITY, WITH ALL ITS AWESOME, NO-TEARS BLESSINGS!

 God through Jesus (as he dictated to John) promises us “no sorrow (or anxiety), nor any more crying, neither shall there be any more pain” in the Holy City of Revelation 21:4, citation 22.  Mary Baker Eddy sheds new light on this possibility of demonstrating HERE and NOW this no-tears and no-pain kingdom when she writes: “… remember Jesus’ words, ‘the kingdom of God is within you.’ This spiritual consciousness is therefore a present possibility.” (cit. S31, 573:29)

 [Warren:] Mary Baker Eddy also showed the value of visualizing every earthly inhabitant as being “under the control of supreme wisdom”: “The Revelator tells us of ‘a new heaven and new earth.’ Have you ever pictured this heaven and earth, inhabited by beings under the control of supreme wisdom?” SH p. 91:2

[Cobbey Crisler adds:] “Revelation 21 and 22… is the chosen Scriptural summary, the peak, the ultimate, and Jesus is associated with it. How much purer could Scripture be, coming from God through Jesus to John to us? And John saw that “new heaven and new earth” [Revelation 21:1]. …
John saw the Holy City, “New Jerusalem.” [defined as “Divine Science,” S&H 592:18]
We know its origin, coming from God prepared as a bride. Finally, the bride prepared, adorned for her husband. [Verse 2] The tabernacle of God with men, [Revelation 21] Verse 3.
“Verse 4, there is a check-off list in this Holy City. There are no more tears, no more salty reminders of the sea in our bodies chemically. We’ve been told there’s “no more sea” in Verse 1. No more sea, no more tears, no more death, no sorrow, crying or pain, not in this consciousness. It’s the Holy City. That also means that it’s whole. There’s nothing that can fragment it. The tribes embrace it at the gates. The restored and regenerated tribes. The collective idea of you and me working together as chords under the divine principle of a grand music that fills the universe and all eternity….”
“The Holy City: Its Biblical Basis and Development,”
by B. Cobbey Crisler

[More from another talk by Cobbey:] “Revelation 21 and 22. We’ve already been over it, haven’t we? We’ve seen it in previous Scripture but we find that it is the chosen Scriptural summary, the peak, the ultimate, and Jesus is associated with it. How much purer could Scripture be, coming from God through Jesus to John to us? And John saw that “new heaven and new earth” [Revelation 21:1]. …
“John saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem. [defined as Divine Science & Health p. 592:18]
We know its origin, coming from God prepared as a bride. Finally, the bride prepared, adorned for her husband. [Verse 2] The tabernacle of God with men, [Revelation 21] Verse 3.
“In Verse 4 (citation B22) there is a check-off list in this Holy City. There are no more tears, no more salty reminders of the sea in our bodies chemically.  We’ve been told there’s “no more sea” in Verse 1.  No more sea, no more tears, no more death, no sorrow, crying or pain, not in this consciousness.  It’s the Holy City.  That also means that it’s whole.  There’s nothing that can fragment it.  The tribes embrace it at the gates.  The restored and regenerated tribes.  The collective idea of you and me
working together as chords under the divine principle of a grand music that fills the universe and all eternity….”
The Holy City: Its Biblical Basis and Development,”
by B. Cobbey Crisler**

[Warren: “Touch the fringes of (the) eternity” of experiencing this Holy City music in regular CedarS online Hymn Sings! Fill your heart with worldwide-sung songs of praise to God on the first Sunday “evening” of every month. You can sign-up for email reminders of the CedarS Hymn Sings!  They have been enjoyed by simultaneous singers and prayers from 23 countries and all 50 states! — all more united than ever!]

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