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Warren’s (W’s) PS#1—Ruth and Warren Huff on “Psalm 23 & Me”-(Downloadable online)

“Psalm 23 and ME”

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 to show "the light which

Christian Science throws on the Scriptures" with an "incorporeal

or spiritual sense" of Love. (Science & Health 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:" 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, part by her son, Warren Huff)

W’s PS#2—Cobbey Crisler on Luke 2:25-38 (B3) on Simeon & Anna
Cobbey on Simeon: “It says in Verse 25 that Simeon “was waiting for the consolation of Israel… That word “consolation” is very close, the same root, as the Greek word translated “comforter” by Jesus… He says in Verse 30, ‘Mine eyes have seen thy salvation.. Verse 32 says, ‘A light to lighten the Gentiles…’” The old prophet Simeon recognizes the Christ, even as an infant, as God’s answer to the prayers of Israel for a comforter and redeemer of all mankind. Most Jews were praying for and expecting their liberator would be one who would militarily free Israel from occupation by foreigners. They were looking for a political lion, but God sent them what they really needed, a non-political lamb—one who would give them lasting freedom (from the inside out)—no matter the political circumstances. [Are we always open to the solutions God provides, even when they don’t take the forms we expect?]
Cobbey on Anna: “In Verse 36 we find a woman, Anna, as well, not only a prophet, but a prophetess. Luke is telling us something here. The access to inspiration is equal. It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female. The ability to prophesy, the access to God, is direct. The woman doesn’t have to go through anyone in order to get to God, even though the whole Judaic ecclesiastical structure was built that way.”
Luke the Researcher, by B. Cobbey Crisler

W’s PS#3—Cobbey Crisler on Matthew 4:23 (B5):
Verse 23. And “healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.” Here are human problems that had defied solution, and Jesus solved them all based on his concept of theology, namely the kingdom. Remember a kingdom is not chaos. It’s an ordered government of heaven and harmony at hand.”
Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master,
by B. Cobbey Crisler**

W’s PS#4—Cobbey Crisler on John 17:1-21 (B8): Jesus prays for himself, disciples & us
In Chapter 17 of John's gospel, Jesus is praying audibly. If we've ever wanted to be present when Jesus is praying, this a very moving prayer indeed. It's divided into three sections. To whom does the prayer, represented in the first five verses, refer? Himself. It's a prayer for himself. Jesus did take time out for himself. This is just before Gethsemane. So you know what's in his thoughts.

John 17: 1. In this prayer he says, "These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee."…

John 17:4. Imagine being able to say at the end of an earthly career, ''I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do." It would be wonderful if we could say that in any given day. But this is an entire career.

John 17:5, "Glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was." Look at the emphasis there. Again, on nativity and Spirit, the before-Abraham concept.

He ends his prayer for himself there. Beginning in Verse 6 and going all the way through Verse 19, he prays for the disciples, "I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world."

John 17:8, I have given unto them the words." This is the beginning of Christianity, then, the prayer for the emergence of Christianity. "I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me." Now what are they going to do with it?

In John 17:15, Jesus prays not for monasticism, nor to have the disciples remove themselves from the world. "I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil." What a prayer! That was the prayer the disciples operated under from Pentecost onward.

Then John 17:20 begins the third section of the prayer. For whom? For us. That is, if we believe. "Those which shall believe on me through the disciples 'word."

Can you possibly envision the kind of character required to spend the very evening of Gethsemane praying for us? Is there a shepherd motive? Its ultimate is being exemplified there. "Those that believe on me through their word."

Has that prayer terminated? Has any communication between God and man, ascending or descending angels, terminated? Does that prayer still rest on the Son of Man, on you and me?

John 17:21. The prayer is, "that they all may be one." Look around and see what the major target is. To keep "all men from being one." If one can keep man from being at-one, then you're stuck with a divided God as well. It wrecks and ruins basic theology, that is, for the ones participating. No fragmentation, no separation. Jesus' prayer, as one of the hymns says, "For all his brethren, Father, that we may be one." That prayer extends way down to our age. If that were Jesus' prayer, it better be ours, especially if we claim to be his followers. The prayer "that we all may be one, as thou, Father, art in me." There's the standard of measurement. With that, Jesus ends his audible prayer.”

Book of John, A Walk with the Beloved Disciple, by B. Cobbey Crisler**

W’s PS#5A–Cobbey Crisler on Matt 26:2, 36-45 (B9): Garden of Gethsemane inspiration, overcomes belief in salvation by perspiration [Click for illustrated BibleWise timeline]

Chapter 26, (Verse 2). Again what is Jesus telling people? He is going to be crucified…
(Verse 36-45) “His Gethsemane hour he faces.” You have to read every gospel account of Gethsemane to appreciate it. The oil press (Greek meaning of “Gethsemane”), that forced out of Jesus, according to Luke, sweat that looked like drops of blood pouring on the ground.
Jesus was fighting the Adam-myth of man’s origin, where the curse on Adam was, that from the sweat of his brow he would survive. Here Jesus was overcoming that claim on man of perspiration and relying on man’s salvation through inspiration.”
Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master: A Tax Collector’s Report, by B. Cobbey Crisler**

W’s PS#5B–Cobbey Crisler on Matt 26:2, 36-45 (B9): newly typed applicable excerpts from Cobbey's talk, "The Gethsemane Decision," as Jesus living his Lord's Prayer
Matthew 26:30 "When they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives." A hymn before Gethsemane. That shows the value Jesus places on such an uplifting of thought through the conjoining of music and words. The meaning that is often conveyed even more deeply to us when we have that unity of soul expressed by thought in that manner.

Matthew 26:36 "Jesus comes to a place called Gethsemane," the oil press.

Do you think that by going to so many of these preceding verses that we need now look for very little explanation as to the agony of this hour, and the burden Jesus was bearing? With all the world's tradition behind the necessity for doing one's own will, to take that as an escape route and Jesus slams the door on that forever. The only salvation is taking that door that the key of David unlocks, don't try to shut it, the Scriptures indicate. The Scripture is locked. Or we would not have the mention of the need of a key. The key to the Scripture placed into the lock shows that neither the lock nor the key is the ultimately important thing. It's what's behind that door, that open door for man to walk through. But no one gets there except through that door and except through utilizing that key.

Matthew 26:37 Peter, James and John fall asleep, in a trance-like sleep." It's hypnotic.

Matthew 26:38 Even after Jesus had said, "Tarry ye here, and watch with me." My mom pointed out a parallel here. I recall hitting my head several times that I'd never seen that. Those words "Tarry ye here” are exactly the words Elijah said to Elisha and Elisha refused to tarry, "As the Lord liveth and as thy soul liveth." Look at that for image and likeness to Original! "As God lives and as your identity therefore must live, I will not leave thee." My mother just said, "Just think of how different that Gethsemane experience might have been if the disciples had just learned the lesson of Elisha and carried that Scriptural inspiration with them. Elisha saw the ascension of Elijah because he did not give up. Jesus was left alone in this experience in Gethsemane. The deep sleep that fell upon the original Adam falls upon his descendants.

Matthew 26:39 "Jesus then goes away about a stone's cast," further spiritual distance from his disciples, perhaps, and his prayer, the Gethsemane decision, "Saying, my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless" make no mistake where my commitment is, "not as I will," He told us that was his mission, not to do his own will but to do his Father's will. If Gethsemane had broken him, where would we be? "Not as I will, but as thou wilt." Is that Jesus overcoming the original sin of Adam?

Let's now turn to Mark's version of the event. Something no other Gospel records.

Mark 14:36 "Jesus says, Abba, Father, all things [are] possible unto thee." He's praying his own Lord's Prayer, showing that this is not a prayer that he doesn't participate in himself. "Abba," as some of you may know if behind every use of Jesus' word "Father" in the gospels. "Abba" is the Aramaic word. No other religious thinker or writer before his time had ever used "Abba" for God. "Abba" is a child's word. It is "Daddy." It's one of the first two words that a Hebrew and an Arab child learns today. "Abba, Imma [Daddy, Mama or Mommy]"

When he told us we could not enter in to the kingdom of heaven without becoming as a little child, he obviously meant we cannot say the Lord's Prayer effectively without becoming a little child. It's an infant's reliance on God and Jesus goes to his Father as a little child in Gethsemane. When we're making our Gethsemane decisions, we had better follow the example and remember "Abba,"

Mark 14:35 "He states, the spirit truly [is] ready, but the flesh [is] weak."

Let's go to Luke's version.

Luke 22:42 Luke tells us a few other things. As a matter of fact, [this is] probably the most well known expression of the Gethsemane Decision where Jesus says, "Nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done." Remember if the opening line of the Lord's Prayer is recalled by "Abba," Our Father, "Abba" being the original behind it.

[Luke 11:1,2] Look at "Thy will be done" in the Lord's Prayer. Why is it there? The prayer that Jesus himself gave us in response to the question, "Lord, teach us to pray."

[Matthew 6:9] "After this manner therefore pray ye." "Abba." Immediately be a little child and be sure you're committed to God's will being done.

Look at that discipline requiring human thought to conform and yield to the divine when all outlines and barriers around mentality as we have become accustomed to it fall away and we find no limitations to thought or mind at all if we are the image of the mind of God. "Not my will be thine be done" is Jesus using his own prayer in Gethsemane. If that Lord's Prayer can carry one through Gethsemane, it can carry one through anything. The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament says this,

"Humanly he has the possibility of an independent will. But this will exists only to be negated in face of the divine will. Its perfect agreement with the divine will finds expression in the declaration of its negation." And also adds, "The third petition of the Lord's Prayer in Gethsemane expresses not merely submission but consent to a comprehensive fulfillment of God's will in keeping with the hallowing of His name and the coming of His kingdom. It thus implies an ultimate and basic attitude on the part of the one who prays. It agrees exactly with the petition of the Son in Gethsemane. And again from the same Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, "What is meant in this statement 'not my will but thine be done' is the active divine resolve which cannot remain in the sphere of thought but demands action everywhere. We have the impression [in the Scriptures] that nothing human but only this divine will can provide the impulse of the execution of the plan of salvation."

We discussed at some length a decision, a question, a choice that could have taken a fraction of a second if it were not for the human mind's built-in resistance that we see the ample testimony to be throughout the Scriptures. The necessity for inculcation to get the point over, and over, and over to us is obvious in studying the works of our master teacher Jesus in the New Testament, but also seeing the examples before him in the Old Testament. Gethsemane is the press, the oil press. Like Jesus, we must have oil within us. The pressure is still on. If Gethsemane is the press, can we say and be backed up by Scripture, that not my will but thine be done is the oil? If so, that's the Christ-oil. The word Christ is based upon the Greek word for oil. That's what poured out of Jesus' experience at Gethsemane. What is it designed to do? To anoint, to heal, to feed, to cleanse. If the pressure of Gethsemane is upon us, what is oil designed to do? Do we find in our character anything unlike that Christ-anointed example? Is that human will that needs to be crushed out forever?

We think we're in an oil crisis today. The pressure is on. But Gethsemane's purpose has a divine result regardless of what the world can bring to bear upon you and me, Jesus could say in part of that hymn that he sang before Gethsemane which is locatable in the later psalms, is still sung today at Passover, that he needed not to fear what man or flesh could do. Out of that experience flowed the oil that is still blessing us, is still being utilized. We're not in an oil crisis today if we're in the way with Jesus. We maybe at a "parting of the ways," the meaning of the word crisis. We may be challenged regularly and often to make our right decisions, our right choice, our Gethsemane decision.

Then, the result of no longer bowing down to a human will, no longer seeing within us any domination by others through their human will, but filled with the Holy Ghost's own message, the angel that strengthens Jesus at that moment, according to Luke. That angel awaits to strengthen us today.

The world with its creaky joints awaits, needs, yearns, for more Christ oil to be poured from the thoughts and lives of those who have made the decision, are continuing to make the decision, and are moving from Gethsemane at the base of the Mount of Olives to the summit of the Mount of Olives where Jesus himself ascended. We never have to budge from that mount. It represents both cross and crown, both problem and solution. And therefore that oil which negates the experience of the cross and delivers the crown shows us that those two symbols, as precious as they are in Scripture, are inseparable. If the cross represents the problem, and the crown the solution, then intertwined they deliver that simple message to me, problem solved. That is the result of the Gethsemane decision."
The Gethsemane Decision, by B. Cobbey Crisler** (For Cobbey's introductory WOW to this talk that precedes the portion transcribed here, click on the PSST (in red) at the center top of the online version of W's PS additions. (Or request your full copy from Janet Crisler.**)

Warren’s PS#5C–I was inspired by Jesus total forgiveness of one of his aptors who was come to crucify him and so was able to turn an enemy into a friend. This is another example of Jesus living each line of his own Lord's Prayer in Garden of Gethsemane as Cobbey mentions above.
Ken Cooper's poem "What Did Jesus do?" (Downloadable from the upper left online) and citation B13 (Luke 23: 34) share Jesus' words from the cross, "Father, forgive them…"

Below is my healing of cruelty and hate by applying Jesus' example of forgiveness at the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt 26:2, 36-45, B9) and of Mary Baker Eddy's definition of GETHSEMANE (S17, p. 586.23).

Jesus' Gethsemane example helped me solve a problem of unfair treatment in the first architectural firm I worked at. Instead of taking offense and reacting, I was able to respond with a sense of divine Love when Joe, my immediate supervisor, did several mean and unfair things to me. His actions were apparently motivated by jealousy of my Princeton University education and were aimed at making my work look bad before our mutual employer. Joe assigned me the most menial jobs to do, and then proceeded to smear my lettering and even to poke a hole (with a drafting triangle) in a drawing that I'd been working on all day.) On my drive home that night I humbly prayed for God's help to heal this situation. As I fervently prayed the "Daily Prayer" to get new meaning out of each familiar word, it struck me that I was praying for God to "rule our of ME all sin", not to rule anything out of Joe! (Church Manual, 41) Two examples from the Bible came to mind right away about individuals who had overcome hateful injustice and unkindness. Although Joseph was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and was later unjustly accused and thrown into prison, he refused to be discouraged and continued to "live to give" no matter his circumstances. Mary Baker Eddy's spiritual sense definition of "Joseph" in the Glossary of Science and Health reads in part: "pure affection, blessing its enemies." (589:21) I pledged that no matter what Joe did, I would not react and take offense, but would rather do all I could to bless him.

I also remembered how Jesus was given the most unfair and horrific treatment imaginable, even whipping and death by crucifixion. Yet, he refused to react or to take it personally. In the Garden of Gethsemane he knew what was coming but instead of running away or reacting in anger to those who he knew would hurt him, he healed one of his captors. In an attempt to defend his Master, Peter reacted by whipping out his sword and cutting off the ear of one of Jesus' captor. Jesus responded to that reactionary situation by lifting all involved to divine Love by quickly healing the severed ear. As Mary Baker Eddy says as part of the definition of "Gethsemane" in the Glossary of Science and Health "love meeting no response, but still remaining love." (586:24, S17) With Jesus as my example, I decided that I would remain loving no matter what Joe did the next day and thereafter.

At first it looked like Joe had not changed at all in the way he treated me, but these Bible examples had “ruled out of me all sin”, all tendency to react with anger and hate. What turned the tide and changed everything with Joe was my spontaneous offer to do something unselfish for him. I quickly offered to loan him money and to drive him around during our lunch hour when I overheard him lamenting to another co-worker that he just remembered that it was his wedding anniversary, that he had forgotten to get a present for his wife and had left his wallet in his car which he had dropped off at a distant repair shop. From that point on Joe and I became best friends. He taught me how to play racquetball and we played several times a week when we weren't waterskiing behind his boat after work. He attended several Christian Science lectures with me and even started studying a Science and Health that I shared with him. It’s a law that "No power can withstand divine Love." (Science and Health, 224:31)]

W’s PS#6–Cobbey Crisler on Luke 23.46+ (B13): examples of always working scripturally
[Luke 23.46] Rather than go through it and take away that thrill of discovery, study the statements that Jesus makes on the cross, like the one in Verse 46 of Chapter 23. This happens to be a direct quotation from Verse 5 of the 31st Psalm. That’s just one and you can work with that.

Even the statement, “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Matt. 27.46, Mark 15.34). Instead of worrying why our Master seemed to bend under to the pressure, that higher view of our Master working scripturally at every moment will be rewarded by finding the passage in Psalm 22.1. The context in which it appears was written one thousand years before the crucifixion.”
Luke the Researcher, by B. Cobbey Crisler**

W’s PS#7–Cobbey Crisler on Matt 28: 1-6+ (B14) Jesus’ resurrection [& presence always]
In Chapter 28 we find the resurrection (Verse 2). The stone has been rolled back without human help.

(Verse 6). The angelic announcement is that Jesus is risen….

(Verse 18). "Jesus comes, announces, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.''

(Verse 19). "He cites their mission," to go where? Just to the Jews? All nations, the universality of Christianity, all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."

(Verse 20). That baptism of the Holy Ghost is combined with fire! "Teaching them." … How do you and I find immediate access to Jesus? In the Scriptures. Isn't that where Jesus told his disciples they could find him? In the Scriptures, fulfilling the prophecy. … You will notice that Matthew ends his gospel in that way, and has given to all generations following Jesus' words, "I am with you alway."

Through the gospel of Matthew we do have that sense of Jesus with us always.”
Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master: A Tax Collector’s Report, by B. Cobbey Crisler**

W’s PS#8–Cobbey Crisler on Mark 16: 9-20 (B15) Risen Jesus upbraids and commissions us to bring results
“Most of the early copies, if not all the early copies of Mark, end with Verse 8. It ends on a rather uncertain note, “They were afraid." A longer ending from Verses 9 to 20 is included in other copies. Also there are excerpts appended here or there as if early editors didn't know where these belonged, but they were handed down as part of the Markan tradition.

After Verse 8 is an example. You can see this in the Revised Standard Version in a footnote. It reads, "But they reported briefly to Peter and those with him, all that they had been told. After then, Jesus himself sent out by means of them east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation."

One codex has this placed after Verse 14, "But they excused themselves, saying, this age of lawlessness and unbelief lies under the sway of Satan who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God. Therefore, they said to Christ, Reveal your righteousness now. Christ answered them, The term of years for Satan's power has now expired. But other terrors are now at hand. I was delivered to death on behalf of sinners that they might return to the truth, and sin no more. That they might inherit that glory of righteousness which is spiritual and imperishable in heaven."

“That translation is by Moffett. It is an early one. It is one manuscript.

Verse 17. The gospel of Mark ends with deeds, not words. "These signs shall follow them that believe.” There's one of our foundational points again (Mark 1:15). Those who believe will have signs that follow. Otherwise we’re not believers.

“We can say all we want, "We're believers m Jesus Christ," but we're not unless signs are following. That is Jesus' own definition of a believer.

“All of these signs are fulfilled in the Book of Acts except the sign regarding poison. This was accomplished in an early Christian tradition by Barsebus. He was forced to drink poison and recovered without any problem. So, we have "the new tongues."

Verse 18. The ''taking up of serpents, the drinking any deadly thing,” even a poisonous chemical! Look at that in the environment today. "And be healed." It’s a sign that follows those that believe.

Why are we leaving our environment untouched by the Holy Spirit?

Why aren't we seeing the Spirit there, and therefore, liberty?

Verse 19. The ascension then is very briefly mentioned.

Verse 20. We find the apostolic works follow the apostolic words. They are inseparable. "They went forth, preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.”

Amen,” meaning this is the truth. And if it is the truth, we know it makes us free. That gospel can be freed from the page on which it is written and enter our own embodied lives, and be seen worldwide in results.

Satan, as Jesus was alleged to have said, “His term has expired.” Let's live like his term has expired and take joy in that exultant victory.

Yes, from that very shout on the cross. Some people think Jesus is shouting in pain. But one commentator says the Greek word is a shout of victory.

That’s the gospel, the good news of victory.”
What Mark Recorded, by B. Cobbey Crisler**

**You can buy your own transcripts [IN FULL!!] to most of Cobbey’s 28 inspiring Bible talks at a new website: www.crislerlibrary.co.uk Please email your order or inquiry to Janet Crisler at office@crislerlibrary.co.uk ]

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