Thought in rapport with divine Mind

Wednesday reading, Second Church, Berkeley, 4/29/15
SH I Chron. 28:9 1st know (to 2nd :)
9 …know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts:
SH Ps. 40:5
5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
SH Ps. 33:11
11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
SH Jer. 29:11
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
SH Luke 4:14 1st Jesus
14 …Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
SH Luke 6:6-10
6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. 7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. 8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. 9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? 10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
SH Matt. 9:1-7
1 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. 2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. 3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. 4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? 5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? 6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. 7 And he arose, and departed to his house.
SH Matt. 16:1, 2, 3 (to 1st .)
1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering.
SH Matt. 16:3 2nd ye
3 …ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
SH Matt. 12:22-25, 26, 28
22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? 24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
SH Heb. 4:12 1st the
12 …the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
SH 509:29
Knowing the Science of creation, in which all is Mind
and its ideas, Jesus rebuked the material thought of his
fellow-countrymen: “Ye can discern the face of the
sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?”
How much more should we seek to apprehend the spirit-
ual ideas of God, than to dwell on the objects
of sense! To discern the rhythm of Spirit
and to be holy, thought must be purely spiritual.
SH 83:25-29, 31
There is mortal mind-reading
and immortal Mind-reading. The latter is a revelation
of divine purpose through spiritual understanding, by
which man gains the divine Principle and explanation of
all things.
The act of reading
mortal mind investigates and touches only human beliefs.
Science is immortal and coordinate neither with the
premises nor with the conclusions of mortal beliefs.
SH 84:28
All we correctly know of Spirit comes from God, divine
Principle, and is learned through Christ and Christian
Science. If this Science has been thoroughly
learned and properly digested, we can know
the truth more accurately than the astronomer can read
the stars or calculate an eclipse. This Mind-reading
is the opposite of clairvoyance. It is the illumination of
the spiritual understanding which demonstrates the ca-
pacity of Soul, not of material sense. This Soul-sense
comes to the human mind when the latter yields to the
divine Mind.
SH 103:29
In reality there is no mortal mind, and conse-
quently no transference of mortal thought
and will-power. Life and being are of
God. In Christian Science, man can do no harm, for
scientific thoughts are true thoughts, passing from God
to man.
SH 86:1-8
Jesus once asked, “Who touched me?” Supposing
this inquiry to be occasioned by physical contact alone,
his disciples answered, “The multitude throng
thee.” Jesus knew, as others did not, that
it was not matter, but mortal mind, whose touch called
for aid. Repeating his inquiry, he was answered by the
faith of a sick woman. His quick apprehension of this
mental call illustrated his spirituality.
SH 94:28-3
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
Mind. Jesus could injure no one by his Mind-reading.
The effect of his Mind was always to heal and to save,
and this is the only genuine Science of reading mortal
SH 95:5-10, 12
said, “To be spiritually minded is life.” 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.
Whoever reaches this point of moral culture and good-
ness cannot injure others, and must do them good. The
greater or lesser ability of a Christian Scientist to discern
thought scientifically, depends upon his genuine spirit-
uality. This kind of mind-reading is not clairvoyance,
but it is important to success in healing, and is one of the
special characteristics thereof.
SH 84:7-18
When sufficiently advanced
in Science to be in harmony with the truth of being, men
become seers and prophets involuntarily, controlled not
by demons, spirits, or demigods, but by the one Spirit.
It is the prerogative of the ever-present, divine Mind, and
of thought which is in rapport with this Mind, to know
the past, the present, and the future.
Acquaintance with the Science of being enables us to
commune more largely with the divine Mind, to foresee
and foretell events which concern the universal welfare,
to be divinely inspired, – yea, to reach the range of fetter-
less Mind.
Hymns: 392, 64, 199
I Chron. 28:9 know (to 2nd :)
Ps. 40:5
Ps. 33:11
Jer. 29:11
Luke 4:14 Jesus
Luke 6:6-10
Matt. 9:1-7
Matt. 16:1, 2, 3 (to 1st .)
Matt. 16:3 2nd ye
Matt. 12:22-25, 26, 28
Heb. 4:12 the
SH 509:29
SH 83:25-29, 31
SH 84:28
SH 103:29
SH 86:1-8
SH 94:28-3
SH 95:5-10, 12
SH 84:7-18

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