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     The Scriptures speak of the four spirits of the heavens — in Hebrew it is the four winds of the heavens — Jesus said the wind bloweth where it listeth — in Greek it reads, pneuma, spirit, goeth where it listeth.  Ministering spirits are metaphorical terms for good and pure thoughts — evil spirits are the same terms for evil thoughts.  John speaks of the spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive.

      Again he writes, when the spirit of Truth is come it will guide you into all Truth; by this is meant that demonstration of the power of Truth depends upon understanding its letter, and possessing its spirit.  We shall learn of divine Science the Truth of health.  By this he meant, that we must possess the spirit of Truth, Christ, or we cannot have the power of Truth, Christ, wherewith to cast out error and heal the sick.  Both the spirit and the letter are indispensable in Christian Science, and without them both, there can be no instantaneous healing.  Mary Baker Eddy

(Carpenter, Gilbert, Fragments Gathered From Unpublished Items Ascribed to Mary Baker Eddy, p.28)

 

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     Isaiah in ecstatic vision beheld this vision of Truth; and his Messianic predictions prove his inspiration; he read the future history of Christian healing, for he was familiar with the Spirit that demonstrates Truth, that anointeth its minister, that bindeth up the broken-hearted, proclaimeth liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.

     Spirit is a term of wide signification; in Hebrew it is ruach, in Greek, pneuma, — but Spirit is the one living true God, and this is its only definition. In every other instance, the term is used figuratively, as in the following passages of Scripture; the spirit of evil, the spirit of good, the spirit of wisdom and of knowledge, the spirit of prophecy, the spirit of grace and of prayer — familiar spirits, and so on.  Poets sing of the spirit of song, the geni of the groves, the spirit of the wind, the spirit of mirth, of sadness, etc.  These are all metaphorical terms, and are not the actual definitions of Spirit.  Mary Baker Eddy

(Carpenter, Gilbert, Fragments Gathered From Unpublished Items Ascribed to Mary Baker Eddy, p.28)

         

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A child with its mother does not ask all the time for tomorrow and next week, if it will have food and clothing, but runs along happy and trusts its mother’s care.  So must we do.  Have trust in the one Father-Mother God, and without fear.  If you suffer, do not fear, suffer it out.  The true thought brings the error to the surface, and if we fear not it will pass off.  Put physical ailments in the mental. Know they are the result of fear, anger, envy, or some wrong thinking, and do not fear the physical.  Just ask for more light, more goodness.  .  .  .  Mary Baker Eddy

(Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.277-278)

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   Truth and error commingling is the kingdom divided against  itself.  We must talk more closely to God.  Bring Him nearer to us, more like the old style of praying.  We must feel and know that God is what we live in – like the atmosphere and sunlight.  It is all about us. We must rest more in God.  When treating a patient do as well as you can and let God do the healing.  If your children need treatment, don’t sit up all night, but treat yourself and go to bed, and go to sleep. Give up more to God.  Ask for daily bread, enough for today.  Mary Baker Eddy

(Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.277-278)

 

 

 

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     If we understood the omnipotence of God, we should have no fear of sin, sickness, or death; that would take away all fear, and gain the ear and arm of omnipotence.  The spirit of Christianity, yea, the Truth of being reached, turns man away from matter toward Spirit, as naturally as the flower turns to the light.  It enables him to discern the supremacy of Spirit, the omnipotence of Truth, its power over sickness, sin, and death; and thus hath it come to be understood that they who worship the Father, must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.  Mary Baker Eddy

(Carpenter, Gilbert, Fragments Gathered From Unpublished Items Ascribed To Mary Baker Eddy, p.30)

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Oh may this Easter Sunday carry you my prayer …”Little children love one another” … you must love all.  No matter if they persecute you even, you must love all.  But you must love especially the brethren.  You must meet with them, cheer them, in their labors, point the way of love to them and show them it by loving first, and waiting patiently for them to be in this great step by your side, loving each other and walking together.  This is what the world must see before we can convince the world of the truths of Christian Science. (Fettweis and Warneck, Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Healer, p.145)