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Mine “Love” G.E.M.s to end all fables with God Expressed Meekly/Mightily in YOU!
through Christ’s Animating Mindsets Practiced! (C.A.M.P.!)
Application ideas “mined” by Warren Huff with insights from
Cobbey Crisler, Ken Cooper and others related
to The Christian Science Bible Lesson on

“Love”
for 02/02/2020


Mine the GEMs of giving loving attention to God’s assurance benefits of forgiveness, healing, immortality—Cobbey Crisler on Psalm 103: 1-6 (verses 1 & 4 in citation B2):
“Psalm 103, Verse 1 and 2, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. 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. "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**


Mine the GEM of loving your enemies to find a direct relationship to God and a sure defense to all opposition—Cobbey Crisler on Matthew 5:44-45 (B7)
(Verse 44). “I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that that hate you.” Is Jesus just saying everyone should be helpless in the face of opposition? Or is he saying, this is your defense in opposition, and will solve the problem at hand?
(Verse 45). He says that “state of mind directly relates you and me to our Father.”
“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master, A Tax-Collector’s Report”,
by B. Cobbey Crisler**


Mine the GEM of letting “flood-tides of Love” (S16, 201:17) wash out all contaminants in a “Daily Lift” video by another, dear CedarS Practitioner/Met author, Christie Hanzlik, CS of Boulder, CO. NOTE: Click on Resume this video.]


Mine the G.E.M. of having the Christly compassion to heal, feed others and demonstrate dominion—Cobbey Crisler on Matt. 14:14 (B18):
Matthew 14: “(Verse 13, before the verse in the lesson). Jesus hearing that John the Baptist had been beheaded, decides to make himself scarce, leaves into a desert place apart.
(Verse 14). “But the multitudes followed him.” Instead of saying, “Look, will you let a man be alone for once,” he turned around with compassion and healed their sick.”
Verse 15-20). And out comes the famous loaves-and-fishes incident in which everyone is fed, with a balance left over despite the fact that we’re dealing with thousands of people. …
And, right after this (Verses 24-33) we have the walking-on-the-sea incident.
“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master, A Tax-Collector’s Report,”
by B. Cobbey Crisler**


Mine the G.E.M. of sharing your Christly love and humanity to help bring healing and dominion to all marginalized by disease, society…—Cobbey Crisler on Mark 1.40-45 (B19)

Verse 40, "We have a leper." We have ample precedent on the Old Testament for the healing of leprosy.

Verse 41, "He's touched by Jesus."

Verse 43, "And the leper is cured."

Verse 41: Does he need to be touched by Jesus for the healing?
Does Jesus touch everybody? No. The method Jesus uses is there in very intricate detail.

Jesus touched a man here who had not been touched physically by anyone but another leper. Imagine how long he may have had this leprosy, whether it was acquired or he was born a leper. But the fact is, look at the humanity breaking through the wall. Where was ecclesiasticism on the subject of leprosy? "Stay out!" "Shout unclean, unclean everywhere you go," so there's no danger of contagion. This was the church's definition of what to do with a leper. Jesus radically set aside every aspect of this traditional approach. This is the rock breaking theories into fragments, praying these ideas were never God's theology, nor a revelation of Himself.

Jesus reached through that barrier and touched a man. What do you imagine the leper was thinking as Jesus touched him? Imagine what happened within him. We're talking about the Holy Ghost cleansing. Cleansing is the thing that's needed. Just look at the love expressed through the human agency of touch. Jesus was not afraid to touch him, nor was it a violation of God's law to touch him. Jesus didn't have to go back and turn his clothes in, bathe himself, and wait until he reemerged. That is what the Levitical rule said he'd have to do if he were touched by a leper. None of that made any spiritual sense at all.

How could one ever solve universal human problems if one could not reach the thought that was bearing the crushing burden of the problem? Jesus just touched that leper as if it were normal and natural, and the great love that was conveyed through that. How long it had been since that leper had felt a human touch?

Notice he said, "be thou clean." In Verse 40, the leper had said to him,

"You can make me clean."

Jesus said, "Be thou clean."

What is Jesus definition here of a healing? It's based on dominion. Dominion is not just doing something for someone. This is Jesus' dominion over an individual. Hypnotism bases its claim to heal by having one mind take dominion over another's mind. By contrast, Jesus' definition of God's healing theology is based on relationship. Each and every individual son or daughter .in his relationship to God has dominion as an integral part of his being. This is what Genesis, Chapter 1, Verse 26, announced.

If that is true, it can never be violated. It can never be compromised. We have it or we don't. It's never "dominion-if," or "dominion-but." You cannot qualify it. Nothing can dominate us if we actually have dominion.

Jesus' words and acts reveal what this theology is. So, "Be thou clean" is the precious privilege of that man who had thought he was a leper. He has dominion over it. "Now, exercise it," Jesus said, and supports his divine right to exercise it.

We go out in mobs with slogans and signs protesting the absence of human rights on our globe. What if we began to focus on the deplorable way with which we have viewed our divine right? Jesus did.

Verse 42. So, "he was healed."

Verse 44. Jesus told him not to make a show of this. His definition of healing did not include publicity. In fact, publicity is one of the worst dangers to the theology of healing.”

“What Mark Recorded”, by B. Cobbey Crisler**


Mine the G.E.M. for yourself of fighting the flood with a strong No-and-Yes Love of & commitment to the Commandments and the Beatitudes!— priceless Cobbey Crisler insights from Rev.12 (B21, S27, S28, S29), Song of Solomon 8:7 (B22): Romans 8:28 (RR)
Our defense against the dragon and its FLOOD in Revelation 12 is the "No-and-Yes" commitments of Love as found in the Commandments and Beatitudes:
(Download online (upper right) PDFs of the repeat-after-me Pledges given by Moses in CedarS Bible Lands Park. Thousands annually have pledged to keep these Warren-modernized versions of both the 10 Commandments & the Beatitudes. Hope you’ll join our daily self-defense (and humanity-) defense team in continuing to make these pledges and keep them.)
“The red dragon has seven heads and ten horns [Revelation 12:3]. What would that perhaps relate to? Methodius, an early Christian, writing at the last of the Third Century, indicates to those to whom he is writing that the ten horns of the dragon are the opposites of the Decalogue. What could gore us, lay us absolutely open, completely open to the world’s weapons than to deny the Commandments, fail to use them, or openly live in opposition to them?’

“Take the Commandments [Exodus 20: 3-5, 7, 8, 12, 13-17]. Reverse each one. Look what’s happening to our world today. See if the dragon’s horns are not goring humanity freely and with license.

“Thou shalt commit adultery” [Exodus 20:14]. Beginning to look like the rule rather than the exception. When that happens, that’s one of the dragon’s horns, if Methodius is correct.

“Thou shalt kill” [Exodus 20:13]. There’s hardly a television program in which we don’t come up with some fictionalized representation of murder.

“Thou shalt steal” [Exodus 20:15]. Time magazine has reported shoplifting as the key crime in our country.

“What are the rules? Why are we ignoring the Commandments? What would the seven head, perhaps, relate to in Revelation 12:3? They have crowns on them. They’re claims to sovereignty when the crowns are on those heads.

“In the Book of Revelation we started right out with John saying [in Chapter 1, Verse 1] that the revelation was coming to him from Jesus and through Jesus from the seven Spirits of God [Verse 4]. Not eight, not six, but you find the seven Spirits of God mentioned throughout the Book of Revelation. Like the seven branches of the menorah, like Zechariah’s [4:2] beautiful vision of the Godhead in that way, seven lamps and seven pipes. These seven aspects of God, if denied, opposed, vilified, held up to ridicule, is that what those heads are claiming such sovereignty, is that what they’re doing within?

… “We find [in Revelation 12:1] womanhood “clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet.” Interestingly enough, the moon had a linguistic relationship to the curse upon woman, being the root of monthly. Yet woman is seen with total dominion over all material influences. Her feet are on the moon. That’s the symbol of dominion in the Bible; [it’s] to have everything under your feet.
That crown of twelve stars leaves no doubt that woman is seen here as a total remedy for Eve…”

… “Eve lost the battle with the serpent. Womanhood in the twelfth chapter of Revelation is the remedy for Eve’s loss. Woman has been blamed throughout centuries by theologians many for being the reason for the downfall of the race… If, as usual, we have things upside down, the remedy would have to see woman responsible for the salvation of the race. Interestingly enough we find her in Jesus’ parable [Matthew 13:33] putting the leaven in the within.”

“This dragon [Revelation 12:3], is again the nature of our enemy here. What are the weapons? The dragon has heads, horns, crowns on the heads, a tail, flood. All these are weapons… And the tail. We talk about Star Wars, and here it is! One third of the stars of heaven cast to the earth [Revelation 12:4]. “The brilliant potential of those stars! Cast down! Trod under foot! Trampled upon! Because the tail of the dragon got them and they probably were defending themselves against the hypnotic heads, the hydra head, where flame and all that was coming out. Is our attention toward the head of the dragon?
And is the sting in the tail? That’s where Moses was told to pick up the serpent [Exodus 4: 3, 4]. Then the defense system of our within must involve knowing what the tail of the dragon would do as well as the head. Not just the obvious approach in this warfare, but the ambushments, the deceits, the smokescreens. Being surrounded by the enemy, to watch against that.”

The flood. In Isaiah [59:19] we’re told when the enemy comes in like a flood, what happens? “The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” The enemy does come in like a flood. Overwhelmed, one problem after the other. You get through treating one part of your body and it moves to another part. Or it combines in some kind of weird crescendo leading towards total disaster or death.”

“As this flood of propaganda, as well in effect, reaches towards our house where we live, where did Jesus tell us to build? On the rock [Matthew 7: 24, 25]. Then if the flood comes— and the flood still comes—but when it subsides and is through, we discover that our home is still there. Our foundation then is important in resisting this flood in our mental warfare. It is a flood. It’s not a trickle. The intent of the flood is to drown everything before it. “

“What is the standard that God lifts up? In Song of Solomon the bride, womanhood, symbolized in Song of Solomon [2:4], says, “his banner,” and an alternate word in Hebrew there, is “standard,” “over me [was] love.” Then the eighth chapter of Song of Solomon, [Verse 7] adds, almost tying in with our symbolism of Revelation 12 [Verses 15 and 16], “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.” (Song of Solomon 8:7, B22)

Weapon, then? Love. To the human sense of things it appears the most helpless type of weapon to use in a battle of what would seem to be between forces of a mentally galactic struggle. But instead, we discover Love to be the real and only weapon. It’s what resists the virus. It cannot come in and break up the host. Love then must be the leaven that gradually changes the whole lump of human thought…”

“…Why is this adversarial position set up to try to cast us down as one of the stars of heaven? Is our potential under draconian pressure to be cast down? Are we going to submit to what Eve listened to? Or, are we going to accept the leaven? And love is the banner, remember, we’re told [in Song of Solomon 2:4] over us. And Verse 4 [of Psalm 109], “For my love they are adversaries; but I give myself unto prayer.”

“Another verse on Psalms tells us what we have already learned: “Through thy commandments thou hast made me wiser than mine enemies” [Psalm 119: 98]. We all know the avenues of approach through the Commandments. That’s what keeps our eyes open.

“After all, to have God’s kingdom [“the reign of divine Truth, Life, and Love be established” (Manual 41:10)] within us requires rules. That’s the basis of the government within. What is disease, but a state of bodily insurrection? Where did it come from? Where did that rebellion originate that decides that it will go independent of the rest of the system?

“When God has told us this doesn’t fit in with the holistic approach we see some physicians reaching for “All things work together for good” [in Romans 8:28, Responsive Reading]? But there’s a qualification, “to them who love God,” who are at the state of receiving His role, His prophesied role in such a wholeness.

“No wonder the dragon has got ten horns [Revelation 12:3] because the Commandments are our defense. We know what NOT to do. That’s what the Commandments [in Exodus 20: 3-5, 7, 8, 12-17] have told us. We also know what TO do. That’s what the Beatitudes [in Matthew 5:3-11] have told us.

“That ability of being able to say “yes” and “no” is the simplest mental defense that we have. Jesus knew it. He said, “Let your communication be yea, yea, and nay, nay.” [Matthew 5:37]. He said “Anything else cometh of evil.” No and yes, when to say either or both.

“Mental defense and Commandments and Beatitudes readymade, spiritually given to us so that we may never be in doubt what to say “no” to and what to say “yes” to. But the beast would break our commitment to such a standard. It’s the only standard that resists the flood of the enemy, even by the Spirit of the Lord.”
“’War in Heaven’: Conquest of Inner Space,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**

Click on the red PSST link at the top of the online version of these G.E.M.s to see even more Cobbey Crisler insights on the 12th chapter of Revelation that Warren transcribed from Cobbey’s talks on “Jesus and the Equality of Women” and “Apocalyptic Pictures: Prophecy and Parody”**


Mine these comforting G.E.M. from Ken Cooper this week…

[Ken writes: “The last three lessons have defined God as Life, Truth and Love, a description Mrs Eddy has used many times. Life, Truth and Love describe each other, are infinite in power and outreach. Each bring their own unique form of comfort. With each God says, “You are mine.”

“The poem for this week, “Comfort Is Thine”, https://youtu.be/kQ0TczpRMHk, builds on this holy trinity, and takes the theme of Comfort.. As it says in Isaiah “as one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you [Isaiah 66:13 (to:)]. The Love of our Father -Mother is unconditional, and is ours. No matter what the circumstance, comfort is ours right now.

“Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest [comfort]”. Matthew 11:28. He was the epitome of Life, Truth and Love. This was demonstrated in the healing of the leper (Mark 1:40-45). Listen to his story in the monologue “The Leper Cleansed”: https://youtu.be/ptMi0ZM9E7s.

The beautiful healing took place because unconditional Love was recognized, dispelling fear, and bringing peace and comfort where it was not thought possible.

PDF versions are as attached as upper right Downloads in the online versions CedarS weekly inspirational newsletters. For those who are musical, Comfort Is Thine " can be sung to the tune "Rock of Ages"…..”]


**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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