Spiritual discernment and prophecy

Readings, Wed., 12/17/14, 2nd Church, Berkeley
SH Gen. 1:26 1st God (to 1st :), 27, 31 (to 1st .)
26 …God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.
SH I Cor. 2:9 1st as
9 …as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
SH Ps. 119:18
18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
SH Ps. 40:3
3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
SH Ps. 66:5 (to 1st :)
5 Come and see the works of God:
SH Ps. 69:30, 32
30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving. 32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
SH II Kings 2:8, 12 (to 1st :), 14, 15 (to 1st .)
8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground. 12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: 14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over. 15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha.
SH II Kings 6:15 1st when, 16, 17
15 …when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? 16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
SH Isa. 42:6, 7
6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; 7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
SH John 3:1-3
1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
SH Matt. 5:8
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
SH Acts 2:14 1st Peter, 16 1st this, 17-19 (to 1st ;)
14 …Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 16 …this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath;
SH I Pet. 3:8 1st be, 9-12 (to 1st :), 13
8 …be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. 10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: 11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: 13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
SH 129:22-24
We must look deep
into realism instead of accepting only the out-
ward sense of things.
SH 593:4-5
PROPHET. A spiritual seer; disappearance of mate-
rial sense before the conscious facts of spiritual Truth.
SH 585:9
ELIAS. Prophecy; spiritual evidence opposed to mate-
rial sense; Christian Science, with which can be discerned
the spiritual fact of whatever the material senses behold;
the basis of immortality.
SH 586:3-4
EYES. Spiritual discernment, – not material but
SH 561:1-4
The understanding of Truth
and Love, the Principle which works out the ends of eternal
good and destroys both faith in evil and the practice of
evil, leads to the discernment of the divine idea.
SH 98:4-7
The prophet of to-day beholds in the mental horizon
the signs of these times, the reappearance of the Chris-
tianity which heals the sick and destroys error,
and no other sign shall be given.
SH 324:4
The purification
of sense and self is a proof of progress. “Blessed are the
pure in heart: for they shall see God.
SH 241:27-30
The baptism of Spirit, washing the body of all
the impurities of flesh, signifies that the pure in heart
see God and are approaching spiritual Life and its
SH 91:16
Absorbed in material selfhood we discern and reflect
but faintly the substance of Life or Mind. The denial of
material selfhood aids the discernment of man’s spirit-
ual and eternal individuality, and destroys the erroneous
knowledge gained from matter or through what are termed
the material senses.
SH 233:17-22
Ye who can discern the face of the sky, – the
sign material, – how much more should ye
discern the sign mental, and compass the de-
struction of sin and sickness by overcoming the thoughts
which produce them, and by understanding the spiritual
idea which corrects and destroys them.
SH 94:28-32 (to 1st .)
cisive power injuriously? Our Master read mortal mind
on a scientific basis, that of the omnipresence of Mind.
An approximation of this discernment indicates spiritual
growth and union with the infinite capacities of the one
SH 95:6-10
We approach
God, or Life, in proportion to our spirituality, our fidel-
ity to Truth and Love; and in that ratio we know all
human need and are able to discern the thought of the
sick and the sinning for the purpose of healing them.
SH 258:31-1
Through spiritual sense you can discern the heart of
divinity, and thus begin to comprehend in Science the
generic term _man.
SH 310:29-31
Mind is God, and God is not seen by material sense,
because Mind is Spirit, which material sense cannot dis-
SH 505:20-21
Spiritual sense is the discernment of spiritual
SH 209:31-32
Spiritual sense is a conscious, constant capacity to un-
derstand God.
SH 510:4-5
of sense! To discern the rhythm of Spirit
and to be holy, thought must be purely spiritual.
SH 519:11-14, 16-17
man capacity is slow to discern and to grasp
God’s creation and the divine power and presence which
go with it, demonstrating its spiritual origin.
can fathom infinity! How shall we declare Him, till,
SH 263:32-10
The fading forms of matter, the mortal body and ma-
terial earth, are the fleeting concepts of the human mind.
They have their day before the permanent facts and their
perfection in Spirit appear. The crude crea-
tions of mortal thought must finally give place
to the glorious forms which we sometimes behold in the
camera of divine Mind, when the mental picture is spir-
itual and eternal. Mortals must look beyond fading,
finite forms, if they would gain the true sense of things.
Where shall the gaze rest but in the unsearchable realm
of Mind?
SH 292:1
When the last mortal fault is destroyed, then the final
trump will sound which will end the battle of Truth with
error and mortality; “but of that day and hour, knoweth
no man.” Here prophecy pauses. Divine Science alone
can compass the heights and depths of being and reveal
the infinite.

Gen. 1:26 God (to :), 27, 31 (to 1st .)
I Cor. 2:9 as
Ps. 119:18
Ps. 40:3
Ps. 66:5 (to :)
Ps. 69:30, 32
II Kings 2:8, 12 (to :), 14, 15 (to 1st .)
II Kings 6:15 when, 16, 17
Isa. 42:6, 7
John 3:1-3
Matt. 5:8
Acts 2:14 Peter, 16 this, 17-19 (to ;)
I Pet. 3:8 be, 9-12 (to :), 13
SH 129:22-24
SH 593:4-5
SH 585:9
SH 586:3-4
SH 561:1-4
SH 98:4-7
SH 324:4
SH 241:27-30
SH 91:16
SH 233:17-22
SH 94:28-32 (to 1st .)
SH 95:6-10
SH 258:31-1
SH 310:29-31
SH 505:20-21
SH 209:31-32
SH 510:4-5
SH 519:11-14, 16-17
SH 263:32-10
SH 292:1
SH 171:4-8 (to 4th ,)

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