There is nothing within me that corresponds with, or responds to, any form of evil. There is no illusion of poverty. God made all, owns all there is, and it is good. I am a joint-heir with Christ, in God, and have my share of everything. I am exempt from want, loss, lack, or limitation of any kind. There is no material resistance that can limit me. “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” Abundance cannot lapse into lack, since God is my fountain source of infinite riches and plenty. I can and do demonstrate the wealth which comes from God with no interruption in its flow. I am prosperous and successful, kept so by an inexhaustible supply. There is no mental self-mesmerism. I have fullness of supply and abundance. There are no adverse circumstances, no avarice, no greed, no trust in money, nor love of money. I live in the land of promise. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.49)
Mrs. Eddy called all the workers together and made them promise to keep their watch. In explanation she said, ‘To keep your watch does not mean only to be awake at that hour and be working mentally. It means to do the work and succeed in breaking the mesmerism for the two hours assigned. If you don’t succeed, you haven’t kept your watch.’ Mary Baker Eddy
(Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.250)
Does the moral law demand restitution? 11:8-10
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Are her followers willing to take up their crosses, as she has taken up hers, in order to follow Christ, or do they demand all that they humanly want? Mary Baker Eddy
(Oakes, Richard, Mary Baker Eddy: Lessons of the Seventh Day, p.163)
Delay to perform a duty is not obedience. The Scripture declares that “Now is the acceptable time.” The good that can be done today cannot be done tomorrow; and sufficient unto each day are the demands thereof. The model Sermon of our great Master pleads for our daily bread. We need the bread of heaven each and every day. The Scriptures discard delay; they prohibit the poor protest: “Tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundantly. A word to the wise is sufficient.” Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.48)
What is God’s command to us? I Cor 15:34 (to 😉
Rom 11:33 (to 1st !, 36 (to 1st .
33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever.
I Cor 2:12
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
Jer 9:24 let
24 let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Ps 119:34, 45
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
I Thess 5:23
23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Luke 17:20, 21
20 ¶ And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
Ps 18:1, 2 (to 2nd ;
1 I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
Rev 11:17 We
17 We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.
WATCH – The book of Isaiah is called the “Gospel of Promise.” We should apply it to our daily needs. Declare daily that no hard, wicked, irreligious or anti-Christian thoughts can touch us from any mortal mind. There is no mortal mind, no evil. There is no decay nor death to the nerves, no destruction to the fluids, nor death to the secretions. To-morrow you have no business with. We steal if we touch to-morrow. It is God’s. Every day has enough in it to keep us occupied without concerning ourselves with the things beyond. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.48)