Redemption and the Holy Spirit

Wed., 10/15/14 Readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley, CA
SH Ps. 3:8
8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people.
SH Ps. 9:14 2nd I
14 …I will rejoice in thy salvation.
SH Luke 2:1, 3-7, 22, 25-32, 36 (to 1st :), 37-40
1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. 22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; 25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. 26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, 28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, 29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: 30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, 31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; 32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. 36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: 37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. 38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. 39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. 40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
SH Acts 10:38 1st God
38 …God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
SH Rom. 8:14 1st as, 15-17 (to 2nd ;), 18, 22, 23
14 …as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; 18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
SH I Cor. 1:27 1st God, 29-31
27 …God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 29 That no flesh should glory in his presence. 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
SH Ps. 28:7
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
SH Ps. 67:1 (to 1st ;), 2
1 God be merciful unto us, and bless us; 2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
SH Ps. 118:14
14 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
SH 354:20
If our words
fail to express our deeds, God will redeem that
weakness, and out of the mouth of babes He will perfect
praise. The night of materiality is far spent, and with
the dawn Truth will waken men spiritually to hear and
to speak the new tongue.
SH 285:23
By interpreting God as a corporeal Saviour but not as
the saving Principle, or divine Love, we shall continue
to seek salvation through pardon and not
through reform, and resort to matter instead
of Spirit for the cure of the sick. As mortals
reach, through knowledge of Christian Science, a higher
sense, they will seek to learn, not from matter, but from
the divine Principle, God, how to demonstrate the Christ,
Truth, as the healing and saving power.
SH 442:19-25 When
Christ changes a belief of sin or of sickness into
a better belief, then belief melts into spiritual understand-
ing, and sin, disease, and death disappear. Christ, Truth,
gives mortals temporary food and clothing until the ma-
terial, transformed with the ideal, disappears, and man
is clothed and fed spiritually.
SH 3:7
Shall we
ask the divine Principle of all goodness to do His own
work? His work is done, and we have only to avail
ourselves of God’s rule in order to receive His bless-
ing, which enables us to work out our own salvation.
SH 315:29-7
Wearing in part a human form (that is, as it seemed
to mortal view), being conceived by a human mother,
Jesus was the mediator between Spirit and the flesh,
between Truth and error. Explaining and demonstrat-
ing the way of divine Science, he became the way of
salvation to all who accepted his word. From him mor-
tals may learn how to escape from evil. The
real man being linked by Science to his Maker,
mortals need only turn from sin and lose sight of mortal
selfhood to find Christ, the real man and his relation to
God, and to recognize the divine sonship.
SH 506:18-21
Spirit, God, gathers unformed thoughts into their
proper channels, and unfolds these thoughts,
even as He opens the petals of a holy purpose
in order that the purpose may appear.
SH 510:4, 9
of sense! To discern the rhythm of Spirit
and to be holy, thought must be purely spiritual.
Truth and Love enlighten the understanding, in whose
“light shall we see light;” and this illumination is re-
flected spiritually by all who walk in the light and turn
away from a false material sense.
SH 150:26-7
The doctrine that man’s harmony is gov-
erned by physical conditions all his earthly days, and that
he is then thrust out of his own body by the operation of
matter, – even the doctrine of the superiority of matter
over Mind, – is fading out.
The hosts of AEsculapius are flooding the world with
diseases, because they are ignorant that the human mind
and body are myths. To be sure, they sometimes treat
the sick as if there was but one factor in the case; but
this one factor they represent to be body, not
mind. Infinite Mind could not possibly create
a remedy outside of itself, but erring, finite, human mind
has an absolute need of something beyond itself for its
redemption and healing.
SH 463:32
It has been said to the author, “The world is bene-
fited by you, but it feels your influence without seeing
you. Why do you not make yourself more widely
known?” Could her friends know how little
time the author has had, in which to make
herself outwardly known except through her laborious
publications, – and how much time and toil are still re-
quired to establish the stately operations of Christian
Science, – they would understand why she is so secluded.
Others could not take her place, even if willing so to do.
She therefore remains unseen at her post, seeking no self-
aggrandizement but praying, watching, and working for
the redemption of mankind.
SH 442:25-28
St. Paul says, “Work
out your own salvation with fear and trembling:” Jesus
said, “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good
pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Ps. 3:8
Ps. 9:14 2nd I
Luke 2:1, 3-7, 22, 25-32, 36 (to :), 37-40
Acts 10:38 God
Rom. 8:14 as, 15-17 (to 2nd ;), 18, 22, 23
I Cor. 1:27 God, 29-31
Ps. 28:7
Ps. 67:1 (to 1st ;), 2
Ps. 118:14
SH 354:20
SH 285:23
SH 442:19-25 When
SH 3:7
SH 315:29-7
SH 506:18-21
SH 510:4, 9
SH 150:26-7
SH 463:32
SH 442:25-28

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.