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W’s Post Scripts: Open your eyes to an already perfect Holy City—not needing to evolve! (1-5)
“Find herein a ‘canny’ crumb” (Mis. xi) or insight from Cobbey Crisler or others on citations for
“Is the Universe Including Man, Evolved by Atomic Force?”
the Christian Science Bible Lesson for June 23, 2019

I’m sending this email of some spiritual sense application ideas from Cobbey Crisler and others in hope that you “find herein a ‘canny’ crumb… (to) become footsteps to joys eternal.” (Miscellaneous Writings, x1.)


Warren’s (W’s) PS#1—Check out Living by atomic force or spiritual power? by Suzanne Riedel, CSB, today’s Christian Science Daily Lift.


Warren’s (W’s) PS#2—A Basketball “App” for Eccl. 3:14 (B4)—no need to add or subtract
When our daughter, Holly (Huff) Bruland—now CedarS Director of Operations, was on the Principia Upper School basketball team they made it into the district semi-final tournament against a favored Orchard Farm team that featured a very tall, dominate post player. In the team prayer session before the game Holly shared one application idea from the Bible lesson that she had been trying to apply to her three-point shooting and another that she was trying to apply to her passing and defensive work as a point guard.

The shooting Met was about present perfection, not needing to evolve—and it appears again in this week’s Bible Lesson(B6). The citation was from Ecclesiastes 3:14 (B4): “whatsoever God doeth shall be forever: nothing can be put to it,”—as an “air-ball” shot would need to have more “put to it” to score — “nor any thing taken from it”—as a “brick” shot would need to have something “taken from it” to make it. The key to shooting such a perfect, “nothing-but-net” shot was to make sure it was “whatsoever God” was doing— to acknowledge it was being done through God and for His/Her glory. The other Met had to do with each player’s right to have and to follow right intuitions in making and intercepting passes was based on a Bible story in the Lesson in which “Jesus knew their thoughts”.
Well into the 4th quarter Principia was down by 12 when they called a time-out and reaffirmed those application ideas as it applied to the coach’s plan as to how to finish strong for this game and the season. When they came out on the court, it was like a different game. Principia players anticipated pass after pass from their opponents to make great steals, passes and lay-ups as well as a flawless series of perfect three-point shots. As the clock clicked down, Prin was down by two and the play that was drawn up wasn’t open. So Holly had to “put up a prayer” from well beyond the three-point line. Just as the buzzer went off it “swished” through the net –all for God’s glory as “whatsoever God” was doing —to advance Principia to the district championship.


W’s PS#3— John 6: 63+ (B12)"…ye shall see the Son of Man ascend up where he was before." Nativity in the Spirit. There can't be the magnetic pull back to earth if that connection has been severed or proved never to have been a real connection.

In John 6:63, Jesus impinges upon what has been considered laws of physics because he views matter in a radical way. He makes the statement, "It is the spirit that quickeneth.” That is where you find life. So, if you want to talk about nativity anywhere, you better deal with origin and Spirit. "The flesh profiteth nothing.”

You see how close one needs to be to Jesus in thought to understand what has been referred to as the Communion Supper. If he is accurate in saying, "the flesh profiteth nothing, "neither would symbolically eating it profit anything. So, it must not be the flesh he is talking about, but that great transformation that he is proving in his life to be possible to the Son of Man. John 1:14 refers to it as "the Word that was made flesh.” The Word connects us to Spirit, not flesh. Here is part of that Word underscoring the message that, "It is the Spirit that quickeneth, the flesh profiteth nothing.
“Book of John, A Walk with the Beloved Disciple,” B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#4 Cobbey Crisler on II Corinthians 4:18+(B16) Open your eyes to the Holy City
Chapter 4, verse 6 of 2 Corinthians. Here is a commandment from God. This commandment was for “light to shine out of darkness,” and to shine where? [Voice: “in our hearts.”]. Where is the finger of God at work? Where has Christ written his letter, his epistle? If that’s shining, if we’re facing God, face-to-face, Mind-to-Mind, if our mentality is taking on the likeness of God Himself, then that light is showing. But it’s a light that knows. It’s a mental light, “the light of the knowledge.” In the Latin Bible, do you know what that word is? It’s our word for science, scientiae. It is the light of the knowing in a sense of disciplined science “of the glory of God.”

We have the ability, therefore we are without excuse, to know God because he has revealed Himself, His nature, to us. We can call upon our divine nature. We can begin the answer the question, “What is natural?” with the response, “The divine is natural for me.” That “light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ Jesus” leaves not one slight dark spot of Adam’s amnesia left on the disc of our consciousness.

Verse 17 of Chapter 4 (of 2 Corinthians) stresses the meaning of the Hebrew word kabod, even though we’re in the Greek New Testament. Because it says “our light affliction.” Lightness here is the opposite of heaviness. “Our light affliction” we don’t consider our afflictions light, do we? I mean, our shoulders are bent over, and if only our relatives knew what we were assuming as burdens for them. Our relationships would be happier, if the United States tackling so much of the economic burden of the world, and the military burden. Are our shoulders bending nationally as well as under such weight? According to the Bible, this is “light affliction” and it’s “for a moment,” and it’s going to work out for us “a far more exceeding [and] eternal weight of glory.”

Remember kabod means heaviness and weight. This weight suddenly turns out to be something that substantial. We’re talking about substance, the real weight. We’re not talking about an abstraction.

We’re talking about concrete being here in this “exceeding and eternal weight of glory” [2 Corinthians, Chapter 4, Verse 17]. Yet in Verse 18 we are told it’s not something you’re going to open your eyes and see. We have to cultivate the spiritual sense of appreciating what the physical sense do not tell us about.

Of what value, of what validity, of what reliability are our bodily senses if not one of can tell us there is a God? Because if God exists, as the Bible reveals He does, and we can see His effects appreciably in our lives, and none of the senses tell us that God exists, who needs the senses? They are not bearing witness to facts that exist, even though unseen.

We can’t bow down to our bodily senses as giving us correct information, can we? We know how deceived we are all the time. We also how limited the senses are we know that some of our pet animals can detect things occurring through their senses that are completely unappreciable to ours. So why have we been so satisfied with the data coming to us from these five channels?”
“Glory: Divine Nature in The Bible,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#5 —Cobbey Crisler on Rev. 21: 3-4 (B22)—no tears in the Holy City or your wholeness
“Revelation 21 and 22. We’ve already been over it, haven’t we? We’ve seen it in previous Scripture but we find that it is the chosen Scriptural summary, the peak, the ultimate, and Jesus is associated with it. How much purer could Scripture be, coming from God through Jesus to John to us? And John saw that “new heaven and new earth” [Revelation 21:1]. …
John saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem. We know its origin, coming from God prepared as a bride. Finally, the bride prepared, adorned for her husband. [Verse 2] The tabernacle of God with men, [Revelation 21] Verse 3.
“Verse 4, there is a check-off list in this Holy City. There’s no more tears, no more salty reminders of the sea in our bodies chemically. We’ve been told there’s “no more sea” in Verse 1. No more sea, no more tears, no more death, no sorrow, crying or pain, not in this consciousness. It’s the Holy City. That also means that it’s whole. There’s nothing that can fragment it. The tribes embrace it at the gates. The restored and regenerated tribes. The collective idea of you and me working together as chords under the divine principle of a grand music that fills the universe and all eternity….”
“The Holy City: Its Biblical Basis and Development,”
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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