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Ken Cooper’s “POETIC POSTLUDE” shares poetry inspired by Bible citations, together with combined translations, that show HOW, WITH OUR GREAT GRATITUDE, THE GOD OF LIGHT SIMPLY ERADICATES DARKNESS EVERYWHERE IT SEEMS TO BE, see this week’s Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on:

“ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM, DENOUNCED.”
for Sunday, November 26, 2023


GOLDEN TEXT

Psalm 18:1        I love You fervently and devotedly, I am bonded to You. Your strength makes me strong and powerful.

Psalm 18:28      You keep my lamp ever burning; You are my eternal God, You remove all my darkness with Your invincible light.

RESPONSIVE READING.

Psalm 91:2        You can trust God with your whole life, for He has you secure and safe in His hands.

Psalm 91:5        You will never again be afraid of anything that may be hurled at you by night or day.

Psalm 91:6        There is nothing that can ever lurk in darkness or be frightening in the full light of day that can harm you, for God is already there, always with you. You are perfectly safe.

Psalm 91:9-10   Because God is your home and refuge, evil cannot even get close!  Never gets near the door!

Psalm 91:14      Because you have set your love upon Me, therefore will I deliver you; I will set you on high, because you know and understand what and who I AM. Because you trust and know Me I will never forsake you, no, never.

Psalm 91:15      When you are in trouble, call out to Me. I will answer and be there to rescue you, and bring you honour and glory.

Psalm 91:16      I will reward you with a long and full life with all that I give you, that you will enjoy the fullness of My salvation and Love for evermore!”

1 John 1:5 This then is the all-important message and revelation we share with you: God is Light, pure light, perfect in righteousness, and in Him is no darkness at all, no sin, no imperfection, just the constant shine of Truth.

 What gratitude we can have and share that WE LIVE IN THE CONSTANT SHINE OF TRUTH! We know the wonder and sing the praise that GOD IS OMNIPRESENT, OMNIPOTENT, OMNISCIENT LOVE, covering every need, lighting our understanding of ever-present good.


“I trust Thee, Father-Mother,
right now I’m in Thy sight:
Thy love doth e’er surround me,
I stand in purest light.”

 With the purest light of God all round us, what have we to fear? Nothing! What have we to rejoice? Everything! Light contains full understanding, and our God-given enlightenment is proved in active effortless giving. Standing in the light we reflect the source of that pure light. 

  • Click “I AM THAT I AM” a Christian Science Sentinel poem, as shared last week, that utterly denounces anything apart from God:

 Infinite light.
No shadow, no doubt, no argument:    (no darkness at all)
Light, the warmth of Love,
the only presence.”

 “Mind, divine understanding, 
the only consciousness.”           (infinite manifestation, nothing else)

  “Truth, being infinite, 
the only reality.”                         (what is not true is a lie)

 “I AM THAT I AM.   The Word of God to All.”

KNOWING GOD AS “I AM THAT I AM” IS THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE NOTHINGNESS OF EVIL IN WHATEVER GUISE IT PRETENDS. THE LIGHT OF TRUTH DISPELS ALL DARKNESS COMPLETELY, AND UTTERLY REFUTES ALL LIES.  The Word of God embraces us all, a shining, ever-present light.

John 9:3   Jesus answered “Neither has this man sinned nor his parents, you cannot blame them for the state of this man, for every one of us is here to declare and make manifest the wonderful works of God, who made not just him, but his parents and, yes, all of us.” WHICH JESUS THEN PROVED!

“MY LIFE HAS FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGED, FROM BLIND ACCEPTANCE, LITERALLY, TO LIGHT, TO THE GLORIOUS FEELING OF STANDING IN GOD’S EVER-PRESENT LOVE, BEING PART OF A MARVELLOUS CREATION THAT IS ALL AROUND ME. JESUS OPENED MY EYES!……I SEE!!”

His life became a candle, full of gratitude, a desire to share with others what he now understood. HIS PAST (and ours!) WAS FIRMLY DENOUNCED. He was no longer hypnotised or mesmerised by it. Physical light takes time to travel, INFINITE LIGHT IS “I AM THAT I AM”, immediately present and here. We have no past, only the immediate presence of infinite good. That is all that God sees, and all that we can see.

  • Click “YE ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD!” (Be God’s Candle): a poem rejoicing that we are lit with Love, God’s candle, since the very beginning when God said “Let there be light”:

“I AM GOD’S CANDLE,

SHINING AND SINGING WITH HIS LIGHT.

PERFECTLY AT ONE.”

We each have our role to play, and God directs us in His way….What a definition of gratitude: SINGING WITH HIS LIGHT”!

“CHRIST-LIGHT REMOVES ALL DARKNESS:

IT SHINES AND ERROR’S GONE!

IT LIGHTS ME UP WITH THIS CLEAR THOUGHT:

I AM GOD’S PERFECT SON!”

“I FEEL GOD’S RADIANCE DEEP WITHIN,

AND SHINE WITH LOVE’S PURE LIGHT!”

What does it mean to shine? According to Webster 1828 Dictionary, “to beam with steady radiance,… to be lively and animated; to be brilliant…..To be beautiful…..to be manifest.” We shine, and are grateful, for what is now!

“I TRUST THEE, FATHER-MOTHER, BECAUSE I’M IN YOUR SIGHT:
YOUR LOVE DOTH E’ER SURROUND ME;  I BATHE IN YOUR PURE LIGHT.”

When we bathe we relax, fear, all concerns, are gone in the enjoyment of now.

  • “NO PROBLEM!” a shared Christian Science Sentinel poem that trashes the belief / suggestion that there can be anything besides God, showing throughout the Bible the proof of God’s All-power.

“Jesus healed the incurable. Humility.
Raised Lazarus.
Gratitude.

Spiritual qualities reflecting a single Truth:

I AM THAT I AM. 

THE INFINITE POWER OF “I AM THAT I AM” EMBRACES EVERYTHING WITH ITS LOVE, REMOVES ALL DARKNESS, ALL PROBLEMS. IT IS THE “GENTLE PRESENCE” OF MARY BAKER EDDY’S HYMN, WHICH SUGGESTS THIS DEFINITION OF GRATITUDE: “PEACE AND JOY AND POWER…..WHICH OWNS EACH WAITING HOUR.”  THANK YOU FATHER-MOTHER!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING FOR EVER!


Bible verses are taken from my combined translations, a free copy of which is available on an excel spreadsheet for those who may be interested. The spreadsheet also includes a genealogy from Adam to Jesus, with related notes. Shared with love. Write to Ken on kengcooper@btinternet.com.

Copies of these poems are available in pdf format in color and B&W as DOWNLOADS at the bottom of the online version of this Poetic Prelude to this week’s Bible Lesson. The full range of Ken’s videos on YouTube can be found on KenGCooperPoetry.  All Ken’s poetry and other writings can be found on Ken Cooper Poetry. (Links work on Metaphysical page).

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