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This is Truth to know yourself one with Jesus Christ and one with your Father in heaven. You are one with the thought, or mind, of Jesus Christ and one with God, for you rest within the bosom of the Father, and the presence of the Father is always here. Jesus said, “If I go away I will come again, that where I am ye may be also.'
The Christ has come again. He has entered into your heart. The Christ, the Truth, is your Savior; your Savior from circumstances, your Savior from sin and sorrow. “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Come unto Truth and rest, rest from all those weary false thoughts, for here ye shall know Peace and Love. Jesus knew and understood Truth, and used it; therefore he was called Jesus Christ - Jesus-man, ChristTruth, viz., Man having knowledge of Truth. · He spoke and taught Truth. He told of his Divinity, his Sonship, and declared all mankind his brothers and sisters, having equal rights with himself. We are all sons of God. If you are weary and heavy laden, troubled with cares, beset with sorrows, turn aside from all theşe and enter into your highest thoughts. Entertain true, holy, God-like thoughts, for this is how you may come into the Truth; this is how you may realize the presence of Divinity.
Open the door of your heart, be ready and waiting to receive Truth, no matter from whence it comes, or what name it goes by, for Truth is always Truth. You cannot mistake it. How the world does long for that pure, holy peace and rest, and it can only come through a knowledge of Truth. This is Truth, Good is the All Power. Good is within man. Truth does not have to come to you, for it is always with you. But you must come to Truth, that is, you must acknowledge the Truth of your being, your divine Self, and serve that true Self.
Stillness is rest and peace. If there have seemed cares many and evils many, just stop in your ongoing and enter into the stillness of your own heart, and
hold the name of Christ in mind; repeat to yourself over and over, until ever thought is stilled, Christ is here, Christ is here.” This is how you may still the tempest — that tempest of stormy thought, and know your own peace and calm, for peace, calm and rest are always with you. "I will give you rest," the Christ is saying, and, behold, that rest is within your own being, for there is the Christ. Receive the peace and rest that are here for you. You cannot weary when you know that rest that comes from the knowledge of Truth. The loving Father is forever with you. You need not go about seeking that rest, but only be still, for it is here with you. Trust the Holy Presence, and know there is only this One Presence. Tbink constantly upon the Christ.
If this has seemed a difficult thing for you to do, and you do not know just how to practice the Presence of God, you will find it easier if you will carry this thought with you wherever you go, “I open my heart to Christ, I open my heart to God.” If
you have not known so far the power of true thinking, then begin now and repeat this little statement, “ I open my heart to God,” and you will find a change coming over you. You will not be so rushed nor confused nor troubled. Things will go more smoothly, work will grow easy, and a peace and calm will settle down within the beart which you have not known before. You will also realize a tenderness growing up within you; a love for all people and all things. Where life seemed hard, life will now be smooth; where before there was sorrow there will now be joy. Come unto the Christ, open your heart to the Presence of Truth. “Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in Me." All cares are placed far from you now, they are forgotten, you are no longer troubled; you know the presence of the Christ, you are now conscious of having come unto Truth. We are saved in Christ now, for we are saved from all fear of sin and sickness, and are entered into the peace and love of God.
BY CHARLES FILLMORE.
(Text from the Revised Version.)
Lesson 4. July 22.
And it came to pass, as he was praying in a certain place, that when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, even as John also taught his disciples.
And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Father, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.
3. Give us day by day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins; for we ourselves also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And bring us not into temptation.
5. And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves;
6. For a friend of mine is come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him;
7. And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee?
8. I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will arise and give him as many as he needeth.
9. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
And of which of you that is a father shall his son ask a loaf, and he give him a stone? or a fish, and he for a fish give him a serpent?
Or if he shall ask an egg, will he give him a scorpion? 13. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts
your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Golden Text-Lord, teach us to pray.—Luke 11:1.
To one in the understanding of Truth, prayer is an affirmation of that which is in Being.
Why the necessity of the prayer or affirmation if it already is? In order that the creative law of the Word may be fulfilled. All things are in God as potentialities. It is man's share in the creative law to bring to manifestation the unmanifest. Everybody should pray. Through prayer we develop the highest phase of character and it softens and refines the whole man. A prominent skeptic once said that