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W's Post Scripts: See New Jerusalem! Sing New Songs today and all New Year!
Insights from Cobbey Crisler and Ken Cooper on select citations for
God”—
the Christian Science Bible Lesson for January 6, 2019


Warren’s (W’s) PS#1 on the Golden Text and New Jerusalem (B26)—Ken Cooper’s dialogue / poem offering this week—“I Will Never Go Back”—springs from the Golden Text and speaks about New Jerusalem (B26, S30, S31) and about singing “a new song” (GT) for the New Year. It can be accessed under Downloads near the upper right corner of both online versions of CedarS posts this week. When Ken emailed this week’s contribution to me, he added:

"Singing happy songs is a sure way to feel and spread happiness, and those singing become the lovely expression of Soul, with God the source and control of their lovely activity. So many people have witnessed healing by singing hymns, and what joy singing brings to all.

I have attached a dialogue / poem “I will Never Go Back” on PDF and in B&W.

This complements the Golden Text by taking the reader / listener on a happy holiday to New Jerusalem, a voyage of discovery of what is within! The expressed glory of I AM THAT I AM is part of that witness, and readers may like to visit my published poem https://sentinel.christianscience.com/issues/2013/11/115-45/i-am-that-i-am

For those that like to listen please go to https://youtu.be/XMvbiJ84bUo while the proof and joy of understanding which brings healing can be shared by listening to “The Leper Cleansed” from two weeks ago, for those that may have missed it, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptMi0ZM9E7s&t=262s


W’s PS#2a—transcribed from Warren’s notes from several Cobbey Crisler talks on Exodus 3: 1-7, 10 (RR): Moses & the burning bush
Verse 2. When we “beat around the bush” we are like Moses—“… and he looked, and, behold the bush burned with fire and was not consumed.” The bush was not consumed, otherwise it would have been “I was.” This “I am” continuity protection and principle was exemplified later by three young men in the fiery furnace—Principle operating unspent. Imagine if man ever took seriously this kind of dominion.

Verse 3. Like a laboratory scientist, Moses was using scientific inquiry—“And Moses said… I will see WHY the bush is not burnt.”

Verse 6. “I AM the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob.” Jesus emphatically makes this original point about that: therefore God was telling Moses that in his time, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were not dead either! No I WAS God. Or I will be God. There’s nothing relevant about such a God. This is what resurrects religion form deadness! No Death or shadow of death in the meridian light of daystar.

Verse 7. ”… for I know their sorrows.” God knows and hears when we call out in perceived need. As Mary Baker Eddy puts it “If He is All, He can have no consciousness of anything unlike Himself; because, if He is omnipresent, there can be nothing outside of Himself. …Now this self-same God is our helper. He pities us. He has mercy upon us, and guides every event of our careers. He is near to them who adore Him.” (Unity of Good, p. 3)
[Transcribed from the margins of Warren Huff’s Bible from notes taken during several talks by B. Cobbey Crisler]**


W’s PS#2b—Cobbey Crisler on Ex. 3: 1-7, 10 (RR) from “Heal the Sick: A Scriptural Record”
“Notice that when God appears to Moses at the burning bush and the bush was not consumed notice that, otherwise the bush would be I-was.

The bush was not consumed despite the passage of time, material elements, whatever.

That I Am is continuous and preserved.

Jesus brings out the point that God could not have used the statement “I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” He could not have said that using the present tense in Moses time, if what were not true? (Voice: “Eternality”). Eternality of whom? Not just God. His point was not that. His point was the Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were not dead, or God could not have said, “I Am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”

They are I AM as well. If God is I Am, then his creation must always be I Am. That’s Jesus’ own point. We’ll get to that perhaps later as we get into the Gospels.

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


W’s PS#3Cobbey Crisler on Luke 4:14 (B8)
“Luke indicates that he understands this [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 the Researcher,”
by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#4—Cobbey Crisler on Luke 10:35-43 (B9) from Mark 10.46-52 blindness healed
“In Chapter 10 of Mark, Verse 46, “They come to Jericho; and the healing of blind Bartimaeus” who [in Verse 47] calls and calls and all of his friends and neighbors tell him to keep quiet, “Quiet, you’re bothering Jesus.” Here’s the man with the need that Jeremiah [31:8] had said would be attracted by the New Covenant. The blind would come and be attracted Jeremiah had said. So, they told him to keep quiet in Verse 48; didn’t have much effect on him; he kept calling. [In Verse 49] Jesus heard through the crowd and healed him. Notice that he uses in Verse 52, “thy faith hath made thee whole”—the wholeness of man. The concept of the wholeness of man under the wholeness of God doesn’t allow for a gap called blindness.”
“Heal the Sick”: A Scriptural Record,
by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#5Cobbey Crisler on John 5:19-30 (B13) “I can of mine own self do nothing.”
John 5:19 is Jesus’ famous statement, “The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do.” Taking this apart, it really gives you what man’s role is. What is it? It’s reflection. It’s image.
Man is not original in what he does. What he does stems from the original which is God. Then it reflects originality. Otherwise there would be competition for the job of Creator. Under monotheism there is no possibility for such competition (“For what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.”)
He took the Son of Man through every problem that the world could hurl at him and proved that even the Son of Man can be victorious and not a creature of circumstances when the understanding of his true nature as the Son of God can be applied.
Our understanding of the Son of Man and the Son of God, and the difference, might be heightened by realizing that the Christ comes to the Son of Man. The Christ doesn’t come to the Son of God because the Christ really presents the Son of God.
We’re on the human side of things, who feel the foot of domination on our necks from outside circumstances. Is that where the Son of Man belongs? Notice the argument of Bildad in the book of Job… It uses the very same phrase that Jesus does, elevating him way above the outlines of fleshly domination. So, “The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do.” Why?
John 5:20, “The Father loves the Son.”
John 5:30. The same point is repeated, “I can of mine own self do nothing.” Is this false humility or is Jesus actually giving us the facts straight out? What is the secret and source of everything he thought or did? What is the obstacle then between us and following Jesus? There’s something in there. Some kind of different concept of our selfhood than what he had. His was so transparent that there was nothing obstructing his at-one-ment with God, even on earth. His summons to us is to follow his example and shows his own expectation that we’re equipped to do it. So, we’re equipped to receive and to act on the instructions given us via communication. All we need to do is tune in.
We’re coming to understand Jesus’ view of himself, and where he thinks this authority originates, “The Son of Man can do nothing of himself.” (John 5:19)
John, the Beloved Disciple”,
by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#6—Cobbey Crisler on John 14:8,9 –on night of Gethsemane Jesus answers with love
John 14:8 Phillip says, “We’ll settle everything right now with you, Master, if you just shew us God.” A minor requirement. Imagine that this is going on the night of Gethsemane. With what Jesus has to look forward to, look at the questions he is being asked!
“Book of John: A Walk with the Beloved Disciple”, by B. Cobbey Crisler**


**You can buy your own transcripts of most of Cobbey Crisler’s 28 talks at this website: www.crislerlibrary.co.uk Email your order or inquiry to office@crislerlibrary.co.uk, or directly to Janet Crisler, at janetcrisler7@gmail.com

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