To All This Is Given
Love God. Eschew evil. Love thy neighbour as thyself. For, as He
gave, "A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another,"
even as the Father hath loved you in giving His Son that ye through
faith, that ye through the love that He has shown, may know the love
of the Father and thus be the greater channel of blessings to those
ye meet day by day. For ye have been called unto a purpose, as into
the service of the Son of man. Make known to Him thy desire, in His
will, and - thy will one with His - there will come to thee many
blessings, physically, mentally, spiritually.
How may one best develop
Through prayer and meditation. Turn ever to Him for as He has given,
practice daily the love of the Christ. For as He gave, "A new
commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another." Then
manifest that in every way. Let everyone that you meet be happier
for having met you, for having spoken to you. This ye can do by
spreading joy. This is the manner to unfold, to develop. Then in thy
meditation, present thyself as a willing channel, to be as the
hands, as the eyes, as the voice of thy Master.
To Pursue peace - by
Living the second phase of the divine injunction, "thy neighbour as
Then, today, we are to answer within our individual consciousness,
"Am I my brother's keeper?" Not "What does the world owe me?" but
"What contribution can I, as an individual soul seeking God, seeking
to know His face, make that may hasten the day of the Lord?"
For we as individuals, as we look about us, realize more and more
that indeed we are live and move and have our being in Him - and we
are becoming mindful also of "from whence we came." And we realize
that as He has given, "If ye will be my people, I will be thy God"
applies to me, to you, to each soul that has been blessed with the
consciousness, the awareness of life.
For Life itself in all its forms and phases is indeed a
manifestation of that we worship as God.
We realize that selfishness, jealousies, those things that make
people afraid must gradually be put away.
First, then, as an individual, self must be conquered. Rather than
raising thy voice, then, that YE may be heard, raise thy voice that
He, thy God, may be heard!
Who, then, is thy God? Is it thyself, thy body, thy ego? Rather
look, then, to Him who is able to keep you from falling, but is able
to keep you in strength of His might by thy desire, by purpose, thy
aims being "Others, Lord! Others!"
For, as has been given
by Him, "Other sheep I have that are not of this fold," for
they were on their journey that they, too, might come and hear His
voice, from His children and His brethren that would make known His
ways. What, ye ask again, are His ways? Just being kind, just being
patient, just that as He gave, "A new commandment I give unto you,
that ye love one another, that ye love thy neighbour as thyself,
that Thou would stand in thy neighbour's stead. Not to everyone that
saith Lord, Lord, shall be called, but he that doeth the will of the
So in thine judgements, in the associations, he that doeth
the will - or seeks to know the will, He may thy ways guide, He may
thy acts manifested in His experience bring to the soul the
knowledge of thy walks with thy God. Hence, as has been said, when
thou prayest, let thy meditation be: "Use me, O God, as thou seest I
may better serve thee; in my waking moments, in my walks and my
dealings with my fellow man, be Thou the guide."
Hence there needs be
only that reminding as to that He has already given - that: In the
manner, in the way ye treat thy fellow man, so ye do unto thy Maker.
He hath promised that those who draw nigh unto Him, He will draw
nigh to them.
This is then indicating that, as ye apply the purposes, the aims,
the desires in thy daily conversation, thy daily activities with thy
fellow man, these are to be in accord
with that He hath already given.
In doing this in a manifested way and manner one is enabled to
become aware of that consciousness of the abiding of the Christ
hope, the Christ life, the Christ promise in one's experience.
Thus, whether the activities of the material or mental body are in
this or that direction, these principles, these activities may be a
part of the daily experience of one.
For these are applicable, whether in reference to the daily
conversation, whether as to home, as to church, as to state, as to
For where there is hate, envy, or that attitude of same, there
Cannot dwell that love as He hath shown, or as He hath given, "A new
commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another."
Then, let thy activities in Every way, in Every manner, become those
of one who has put On Christ in such a manner, in such a way that
thy good be not evilspoken of, nor thy conversation questioned by
For unless thy activities and thy dealings with thy fellow man are
coordinate with the principles that ye proclaim ye believe, in His
activity, they become stumbling-stones to self as well as doubts and
fears in the minds and the experiences of others.
Let thy conversation and thy activities, then, be consistent with
that thou professest to believe.
Thou Knowest in Whom thou may believe, and as to Who may be thy
Then, practice same - not merely in speech - not merely in the
reciting of rote or of any message that may have been a part of the
experience of a disciple - but Live
- Live in thy daily life that which is in keeping with that He has
In doing such, ye may become one with Him. For His promises are, "As
ye abide with me, I may abide with thee."
Then, let thy life, thy activities, be such that those seeing,
knowing, hearing, observing thee may know that ye walk and talk with
Let thy meditation,
thy prayer ever be: "Father, God! In that Thou hast given to me the
Christ Consciousness, may I - in my daily walks before my fellow man
- manifest the spirit of the Christ; in humbleness, in love, in
patience, in longsuffering; that I indeed may manifest the spirit of
the Christ Consciousness."
Let Thy prayer be:
"Lord, Thy Will not mine be done in and through me! May I hear, may
I see in those about me the love of the Father for the children of
men! May I so act, so mete in my daily conversation, in my daily
activity, giving the spirit of truth - even as the Son gave; and
condemned no man! May I then condemn none, that I be not condemned."
Hold thou to this in
thy prayer, set in the order with thy own problems: "Lord, let me
fill that place, that purpose in the lives of those I contact day by
day, that the
spirit of truth as manifest in Jesus the Christ may be magnified in
my speech, my activity; that others may see, may know that I walk,
that I talk with thee often! Let that which has been be as passed.
Let me look up, into the face of the Christ, with the pure purpose
that each word, each act may be in the true spirit of the
Let thy conversation,
thy prayer be: "Lord, here am I - use me in the way that I may be a
living message known of those whom I meet, with whom I am associated
day by day, as one who lives that professed in the heart and in the
speech day by day." Not looking to sorrow or joy, but rather being
glad within for being counted worthy as one that may be an ensample
before others of the truth and the spirit of the truth - as shown in
"Let my yeas be yea, my nays be nay, but with that graciousness,
that beauty as He manifested in His speech with and in his walks
among men day by day. For I, O Father, would be like unto Him!"
In thy problems, in
thy cares, take them all to Him in the spirit of truth and love that
He expressed and manifested to those with whom He walked and talked
as in the flesh; "As ye abide in me and I in you, so may the Father
be glorified in me." For in so living, speaking, acting before
others is the spirit of the Father - which is thy birthright -
manifested. And what does this bring into thy consciousness? That
awareness, that joy, that peace which He has promised, and that is a
part of thy
inheritance in Him - the peace that passeth understanding; the
assurance that thou art His and that He is thine! Make thy wants
known to Him. For He is mindful of thy cries. Keep the face, then,
towards the light of the Christ, and the sorrow and care will fade.
Ask and ye shall
receive, saith the Lord who is thy keeper. Then in thy prayer, thy
meditation, call ye on Him. For He is not afar
off. And with the spirit of love that is His commandment to thee,
"that ye love one another" ask in His name.
Sow the seeds of truth, but Do Not continue to scratch them up - but
leave the results, the increase to Him.
Sow that as ye would have thy Father do, and say, to thee. For the
Lord hath called thee to an excellent service, to thy fellow man.
Then let His ways be thy ways, his people be thy people, His prayers
thy prayers, His messages thy messages; and ye Will in the spirit of
the Christ Bring an awakening in the minds and the hearts of those
who seek to know Him.
In thy study of spirit
and the application of same in thy daily life, let thy prayer, thy
supplication be: "Father, Thou knowest my heart, my mind, my body.
Make it all one with Thee; that I may in thy pleasure, in thy
purposes, be more and more a manifestation of thy love to the
children of men.
"Help me, O Father, to put away - more and more - the cares of this
world and look to thee as the author and the finisher of faith; as
the manifestation of that which is
good, which is holy, which is right in the earth. And let me, O God,
in my dealings, in my conversation with and my invocation before
men, be a living example of the truth of the Christ in the earth."
In thy seeking for
wisdom, know that it is not of the earth-earthy. Then let thy
prayer, thy meditation be - as ye study the lesson of Spirit and the
activity in same be as this; for ye know it is not what is said but
the spirit with which it is given that makes it a living thing or a
burden to someone's soul. "Father, let that love Thou hast
promised in the Christ be in me and my life - yea, in my
conversation to my fellow man. Let me so forget myself - yea, the
needs of the earthly body - that I may the more magnify the love
that is shown in the spirit of the Christ-life.
"Let my activities be of such a nature that there is never a doubt
shown, a fear manifested. For love indeed casts out doubt and fear.
And may I live such an experience that the glory of the
Christ-Spirit directs - yea, builds - as the Builder indeed - in the
lives and the hearts of those I meet day by day.
"Let this be, O God, a living thing in my experience! For the spirit
of truth MUST prevail! Let ME, O God, be a channel through which the
Spirit is directed!"
In thy meditation, in
thy seeking, know that the answer must come within. For His spirit
beareth witness with thy spirit, and ye know within thy own self as
to whether ye are conscious of His abiding presence or not. Then let
thy prayer be: "O Father, leave me not alone, but come, strengthen
Thou me in my weakness! Make me strong in the might and in the
purposes that Thou would use me, O God, in such a way and manner
that others whom I meet day by day may be constrained to glorify
"The cares of life and of the earth at times grow heavy, yet Thou, O
God, knowest the way! Be Thou the guide in my daily conversation, in
my daily dealings with my fellow man. For the Christ promised that
when we ask in His name Thou wilt not be slow to answer. "Keep Thou
my ways, O God!"
In thy study of
Spirit, know there is the influence of body, of mind, of soul. These
are manifested in the material plane as an individual entity. Just
as the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit is an individual entity.
Just as time and space and patience are the individual manifestation
of that Spirit Body in the experiences of man.
Then, as ye pray, and as ye think on these things, let thy cry -
yea, let the purpose of thy heart be: "Lord, use Thou me in the ways
and manners Thou seest that I may be the greater blessings - in my
weak way - before the children of men! Lord, Thou knowest my heart!
Make it one with Thee, even as the Christ in the material plane made
His life one with Thee!
"In my weakness I often go amiss, I often am stirred to rebellion in
the experiences I see in the children of men. Let me, O Father, be
patient, be kind to such; even as the Christ was with those whom He
not only blessed but upon whose bodies He poured out His love in
such measures that others might be physically and mentally healed
even by their presence.
"Thou art the same, O God, yesterday, today and forever! Then give
to me that strength, that measure of love that Thou seest I may use
in the Perfect way in the spirit of the Christ!"
In thy study, in thy
meditation upon the activities of the spirit, thou seest in the
lives of others the motivative influences that are of good and of
bad. And yet the same spirit motivates these. For to each soul is
given the choice as to whether it will be one with the Father or,
even as the son of perdition, attempt to establish self in glory of
self. Then as ye meditate and pray: "Father, keep Thou my mind, my
heart open to thy calls! May I choose ever the spirit of the Christ
to be the author of my activities day by day. May I be patient and
longsuffering. May I be gentle - yea, may I be humble. For without
these, the very activity may become a stumblingblock. Then, keep my
heart pure. Renew the righteous spirit within me, O God! day by
day! May I hear again, as in the days of yore, the voice of the
Christ as He calls to men to Renew their faith and Manifest their
love of God in their dealings with their
"May I fill that purpose whereunto Thou hast called me into service
in the vineyard of the Christ, and may I fill it with that spirit
that He manifested when He gave, "Father, I condemn them not - they
know not what they do."