Seedtime and Harvest

Wed., 1/14/15 readings, 2nd Church, Berkeley
SH Gen. 8:22
22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
SH Isa. 51:16
16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.
SH Isa. 65:21-23
21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. 22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. 23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their offspring with them.
SH Luke 4:14 1st Jesus (to 1st :)
14 …Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee:
SH Luke 8:4-8 (to 1st .), 11-15
4 And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: 5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. 7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. 8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. 11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. 13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. 14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. 15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
SH Matt. 13:24-30
24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
SH Matt. 9:37, 38
37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
SH Eph. 1:3
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
SH 96:4-11 (to 1st .)
Love will finally mark the hour of harmony, and spir-
itualization will follow, for Love is Spirit. Before error
is wholly destroyed, there will be interrup-
tions of the general material routine. Earth
will become dreary and desolate, but summer and winter,
seedtime and harvest (though in changed forms), will
continue unto the end, – until the final spiritualization of
all things.
SH 66:11-14
but when these decay, Love propagates anew the higher
joys of Spirit, which have no taint of earth. Each suc-
cessive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine
goodness and love.
SH 361:25-28
A germ of in-
finite Truth, though least in the kingdom of heaven is the
higher hope on earth, but it will be rejected and reviled
until God prepares the soil for the seed.
SH 79:9-11
Science must go over the whole
ground, and dig up every seed of error’s sow-
SH 125:21-24, 25-7
The seasons will come and go with changes of time and
tide, cold and heat, latitude and longitude. The agri-
culturist will find that these changes cannot
affect his crops.
The mariner
will have dominion over the atmosphere and the great
deep, over the fish of the sea and the fowls of the air.
The astronomer will no longer look up to the stars, –
he will look out from them upon the universe; and the
florist will find his flower before its seed.
Thus matter will finally be proved nothing more
than a mortal belief, wholly inadequate to affect a man
through its supposed organic action or supposed exist-
ence. Error will be no longer used in stating truth. The
problem of nothingness, or “dust to dust,” will
be solved, and mortal mind will be without
form and void, for mortality will cease when man beholds
himself God’s reflection, even as man sees his reflection
in a glass.
SH 300:9-22
So far as the scientific statement as to man is under-
stood, it can be proved and will bring to light the true
reflection of God – the real man, or the new man (as
St. Paul has it).
The temporal and unreal never touch the eternal and
real. The mutable and imperfect never touch the im-
mutable and perfect. The inharmonious and
self-destructive never touch the harmonious
and self-existent. These opposite qualities are the tares
and wheat, which never really mingle, though (to mortal
sight) they grow side by side until the harvest; then, Sci-
ence separates the wheat from the tares, through the real-
ization of God as ever present and of man as reflecting
the divine likeness.
SH 348:26-32
I have never supposed the world would immediately
witness the full fruitage of Christian Science, or that sin,
disease, and death would not be believed for
an indefinite time; but this I do aver, that,
as a result of teaching Christian Science, ethics and
temperance have received all impulse, health has been
restored, and longevity increased.
SH 507:18-21, 22
tree and herb do not yield fruit because of any propagat-
ing power of their own, but because they reflect the Mind
which includes all.
The scientific divine creation
declares immortal Mind and the universe created by God.
SH 508:14-16
The seed within itself is
the pure thought emanating from divine
SH 511:1-4
This Mind forms ideas, its
own images, subdivides and radiates their borrowed light,
intelligence, and so explains the Scripture phrase, “whose
seed is in itself.
SH 520:16-20 (to :), 23-26
Genesis ii. 4, 5. These are the generations of the heavens
and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the
Lord God [Jehovah] made the earth and the heavens, and
every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every
herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God [Jehovah]
Here is the emphatic declaration that God creates all
through Mind, not through matter, – that the plant
grows, not because of seed or soil, but because
growth is the eternal mandate of Mind.
SH 270:31-1
The life of Christ Jesus was not miraculous, but it was
indigenous to his spirituality, – the good soil wherein the
seed of Truth springs up and bears much fruit.
SH 535:1-5
The seed of Truth and
the seed of error, of belief and of understanding, – yea,
the seed of Spirit and the seed of matter, – are the wheat
and tares which time will separate, the one to be burned,
the other to be garnered into heavenly places.
Gen. 8:22
Isa. 51:16
Isa. 65:21-23
Luke 4:14 Jesus (to :)
Luke 8:4-8 (to 1st .), 11-15
Matt. 13:24-30
Matt. 9:37, 38
Eph. 1:3
SH 96:4-11 (to 1st .)
SH 66:11-14
SH 361:25-28
SH 79:9-11
SH 125:21-24, 25-7
SH 300:9-22
SH 348:26-32
SH 507:18-21, 22
SH 508:14-16
SH 511:1-4
SH 520:16-20 (to :), 23-26
SH 270:31-1
SH 535:1-5

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