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PS: Fill thought with an angel song! (#1b) Follow the Master healer's method. (#6,#7)
W's Post Scripts:
Insights from Cobbey Crisler and Ken Cooper
on select citations for
the Christian Science Bible Lesson for February 17, 2019

Warren’s (W’s) PS#1a—Enjoy finding attached as a Download (in the upper right of CedarS online Met) Ken Cooper’s contributions for this week about singing that are based on the Golden Text. (One was just published in the December 31, 2018 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.)

Ken Cooper wrote "When we sing happily we forget self and touch the joy and glory of Soul. And singing happily can be done silently just as readily whenever we show gratitude, when we let the good that we do just dance and shine as pure reflection. “Resting upon and proceeding from divine Principle” (see the definition of CHURCH) covers all activity, for man is necessarily obedient to his Maker, and spiritual sense naturally rejoices in the expression of Soul.

Gratitude is praise and fills all with joy, – this is the message of the poem “Sing!”, in the Christian Science Sentinel December 31st 2018 https://sentinel.christianscience.com/shared/view/1uemh5uztc0?s=e

Copies of the poem from the Sentinel are attached as Downloads.

May I also share the link https://youtu.be/mC7868diFSM for my YouTube poem “Sing Praise to God” that can be sung to the tune “Rock of Ages” (should anyone so wish!). Copies of this poem are also attached as Downloads..

W’s PS#1b— Cobbey Crisler on Psalm 35: 9, 10 (GT) –find joy and healing in God
Psalms Chapter 35, Verse 9 and 10. Here you see the psychosomatic relationship– "My soul shall be joyful in the Lord." Look at the immediate effect in Verse 10, All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like unto thee?" Bones don't go around saying that. But it's the very feeling that there's nothing like God. That is the literal translation of the name of Michael, the angel, that defeats the dragon [in Revelation 12:7]. It's Michael-like thinking that is the remedy for humanity, according to the Bible. Instead of giving way to the pressure of accumulation of statistics, of the advice of many insesssacnt human opinions, fill thought with "who is like unto God?" That's the literal translation of Michael. …
“Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from Psalms” by B. Cobbey Crisler**

W’s PS#2—Cobbey Crisler on Psalms 103: 1, 2, 3 (RR):
“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.”
“Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from the Psalms”,
by B. Cobbey Crisler**

W’s PS#3Cobbey Crisler on Psalms 8 (B2): “What is man?”
“Psalms 8, Verse 4. What is the presumption behind biblical therapy? What is its premise? We know it would be based on the question in verse 4 in part, “What is man?” That has been the most elusive answer to any question for the human race, except, perhaps, what is God? Who am I? The great unanswered question. Or does the Bible provide answers that fill that gap in thought, that vacuity? The answer given here biblically is “Thou madest him to have dominion.”
You need to have a premise on which to base the whole idea or concept of biblical healing or therapy. It’s based on the fact that man has dominion. Of course, that immediately recalls to us God’s pronouncement of that effect in Genesis 1 [Verse 26]. If dominion is part of the nature of man, what does that say about man’s ability to get rid of disease? We can’t have dominion and be dominated simultaneously. The logic of that premise requires us to search out more deeply what the Bible is telling us about man’s nature as it relates to God because it’s on that basis that we are having these prescriptions filled…
If it’s God’s theology, according to the Bible, it works. God’s theology in the Bible can never be confined to theory. When God spake, what happened? It was done. That’s how quickly His medicine works…
“In biblical terms, [Psalms 8:6], “Thou makest him to have dominion.” What is there about this fact that we can apply? Are the Psalms, in part, the threshold of our discovery of this throughout the entire Bible?”

“Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from Psalms” by B. Cobbey Crisler**

W’s PS#4aSee as a Download a picture of a CedarS Bible Lands Park Prayer shawl with "Arise, shine… " Isaiah 60:1

W’s PS#4b—Pray the W.A.L.L. Treatment (S12, 495:14) when tempted to believe your “back’s against the wall”—or the C.A.L.L. treatment to know “who you gonna call?”
On page 495, lines 14-24 Mary Baker Eddy gives you (and the whole world) four powerful (and memorizable) sentences to guide your thoughts to healing when you are tempted to believe in the reality of some illusion or ghost of fear or doubt that seems to be in your face.

W.A.L.L. Treatment (S12, 495:14) These four sentences begin with the letters W, A, L, L—hence the W.A.L.L. treatment. This was a memory devise that came to me and has made it easier for me to remember the whole paragraph and use it often as a cornerstone for healings.

  • When the illusion…
  • Allow nothing but his likeness to abide in your thought.
  • Let neither fear nor doubt overshadow…
  • Let Christian Science instead of corporeal sense, support your understanding…”

Or C.A.L.L. Treatment (S12, 495:14) A different acronym/memory device can be made by using the first letters of the directive verbs in each of these same four sentences. They are Cling, Allow, Let and Let again—hence the C.A.L.L. treatment. This alternate memory devise came to me when tempted to be afraid of some illusion or “ghost” from the past, present or future (like Scrooge was in “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens). Mary Baker Eddy unknowingly answered in-advance and brilliantly the question “Who you Gonna Call?” (from the 1984 movie “Ghostbusters” soundtrack song by Ray Parker Jr.). She treated all such “ghosts” as illusions in her ultimate, metaphysical “Ghostbuster” treatment that has served as a cornerstone for thousands of healings. –“When the illusion… tempts you,

  • Cling Steadfastly to God and His idea.
  • Allow nothing but his likeness to abide in your thought.
  • Let neither fear nor doubt overshadow your Clear Sense and calm trust…
  • Let Christian Science instead of Corporeal Sense, support your understanding of being and…”

(Reread carefully and consider memorizing the FULL, 10-line Christian Science treatment on page 495:14-24 (S12). Note the four pairs of consecutive words (that I capitalized above) which begin with C and S!

W’s PS#5Cobbey Crisler on Mark 6.34 (B20)
“Verse 34. And he sees that “they were as sheep not having a shepherd.”

Look up that comment and you will find it in the Old Testament. Then read around it in the Old Testament to get the context of it. You will hardly find a statement by Jesus that does not have an Old Testament root or precedent, which is why he is always saying, “It is written.” But, many of the times when he doesn’t say it-is-written, it is implied.
"What Mark Recorded," by B. Cobbey Crisler**

W’s PS#6Cobbey Crisler on Mark 7:32-35 (B9)

“Mark 7 , Verse 32. Here we have peculiar to Mark, a healing of one who is deaf and has speech impairment. This may be considered, according to commentators, as too crude by the other gospel writers to include, but it contains a great lesson. Again we have three treatments.

Verse 33 has treatment Number One. We shouldn't be surprised to see, "He took him aside from the multitude.” Why? In an apocryphal book called Recognitions of Clement, Peter is quoted as saying, “Nothing is more difficult, my brethren, than to reason concerning the truth in the presence of a mixed multitude of people." There's a privacy of prayer. ''Pray to thy Father in secret,’’ Jesus said about prayer in Matthew 6:6.

So, the Second Treatment, “He put his fingers into his ears, spit, and touched his tongue.” We may say, “Jesus, why did you have to do it that way,” right? It seems to argue against the way he had already established.

What does he do with the one he is dealing with? He is meeting a mental state that is dualistic and confused. It needs the tender lesson and mercies of the Christ, to summon it to that purity that can see God and, therefore, be like God. Thus it can have every vestige of the mixed nature of impurity removed. You have a deaf man. You can’t communicate to a deaf man, not audibly. So, what does he do? He knows what the problem of that individual happens to be. He’s not going to alarm that man any more than he did the twelve-year-old girl who woke up from that so-called terminal sleep. He simply goes to that individual and tenderly points to the areas that he knows constitute the problem, and that he is going to deal with. Nothing defensive by the man. No alarm expressed. He simply “put his fingers in his ears, spit, touched his tongue.”

Verse 34. Then the Third treatment, “Ephphatha,” Aramaic for “Be opened.”

Verse 35, “And immediately.” We don’t have Jesus assigning him months with a speech therapist in order to learn how to phrase the language which he hasn’t spoken or heard from others, “He spake plain. No surgical operation.
“What Mark Recorded” by B. Cobbey Crisler**

W’s PS#7Cobbey Crisler on Mark 8:22-25 (a healing of blindness by Jesus similar to the preceding one of deafness and dumbness)
"A similar thing happens in Chapter 8, Verse 22. This is after Jesus has fed another multitude (Mark 8:1-9). This time, "four thousand," not counting the women and the children, and it's in Gentile territory. The other was in Jewish territory. We have "coming to Bethsaida," which means "house of the fishermen," the home of Simon and Andrew. They encounter a blind man.

Verse 23. These four verses, Verse 22-25, are only given to us by Mark. "He takes the blind man out of the town." Treatment Number One, why? Jesus wants to get away from the crowd. This is a methodology. These are the rules by which Jesus healed. Anyone who wants to follow the example of this tender Master-healer must accomplish the work according to the same rules. The patient must be taken out of town, out of the "legion" of opinions that are already expressing their conclusions on the patient.

Verse 23, Treatment Number Two, "He spit on his eyes, put his hands on him, asked him if he saw ought." He indicates to a blind man what he was doing and what was going to happen.

Verse 24. The first objects this man has ever seen were men as trees, walking." He could have understood the shape of trees and that they are vertical. Men looked like trees to him, walking.

Verse 25. Jesus in the Third Treatment, "puts his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up." The Revised Standard Version is probably the most correct here. It's “he looked intently.” Jesus has his complete attention with that. "He looked intently." There were no wandering way-side thoughts for the seed to land. "And he is healed."
“What Mark Recorded” by B. Cobbey Crisler**

Note Jesus use of spit as a way of showing contempt for the Genesis 2 dust version of man and the washing off of every trace of that to heal blindness as Cobbey comments on the case Jesus healed in John 9:6…
"Notice what he does in John 9:6 and what it may remind you of. “He spat on the ground, made clay of the spittle.” That reminds you of man being made of the dust in the Second Chapter of Genesis Verse 6 and 7, doesn’t it? Would Jesus ever [by spitting show contempt for or] mock God if he considered that was the real way that creation occurred? Yet, it almost looks like a mockery of that. He’s taking on that concept of the man of dust. He’s spitting on that ground, into the dust, making clay of it, and slapping it on the eyes of the blind man.
John 9:7. The man goes to the pool of Siloam. He can’t see his way there. He’s got mud all over his face. He doesn’t go seeing. He comes seeing.” He comes only after he has washed off that symbolic making or formation of man out of the dust.
In a way, it might even give us a greater hint on what the true meaning of baptism is, the immersion in Spirit, nativity, and washing off every trace of the dust man.”
“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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