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TREATMENT FIFTH DAY.

N the practical application of the teachings of Christ,

Truth, Spirit, you will find that you have different

obstacles to overcome from any that you have ever heard of. Your experience seems to be very different from others, so that you may feel like saying, it's all very easy för others to say they are well, happy, and free, but I guess if they had this case to meet, or felt as I do, they would ask for more definite rules.

There is in reality but One to ask anything of, and that is the Supreme Intelligence that pervades the universe.

Great Spirit will teach any of his children who ask. Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.

The I Am seems to breathe into each one of us as much of Life, Love, Truth, which is itself, as we are capable of properly using, and now, if you come to a stand-still, you are to remember that you are holding something back that does not have free course through you. Or you are trying to crowd some idea through that has no business to be there, and about one of the best ways to get straightened out, is to go back to the starting point and see how your present state of mind agrees with the Platform of Christ. Square your present line of thought with the Sermon on the Mount and see if it stands the test.

The Master was practicing the Truth on all occasions, and his teachings are for us to put into practice what he taught; and one of the best formulas that anyone ever used is the Sermon on the Mount as concentrated in the 5th, 6th and 7th chapters of Matthew. Study it over carefully. Commit it to memory. Learn it by heart and you will find yourself using it sometimes to your patients, for it is one of the best treatments you can give them.

After that sermon, great multitudes followed him, and there came a leper and worshipped him saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the Priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. Do you know what the gift that Moses commanded was? Pure, innocent, virtuous thoughts. Study over those commandments of Moses instead of reading the papers or going through the old books to find out the way they used to do. Study those books of Moses and you will find something that you haven't even dreamed of. Jesus is continually making quotations from them and from the Psalms and Prophecies. That quotation of his that has attracted so much attention, The stone that the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner, and which is as aptly applied to the true way of healing in this age as it was in that of his, is but one of the many illustrations to show where he drew his pictures from.

Isaiah has something to say on this very point, that is very suggestive: Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at an agreement: when the overflowing sccurge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us : for we have made liez our refuge, and under false: hood have we hid ourselves : Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Judgment will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the water shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through then ye shall be trodden down by it.

The power of the Lord is of a reality the same yesterday, to-day and forever. Because ye say, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; was said by Isaiah about 2500 years ago, speaking of the scornful men that ruled Jerusalem; and how true they might seem if spoken of the condition today.

We are to be free by having no covenant with death, and by not agreeing with hell at all. We are to be free by boldly saying, there is no death; there is no hell; there is no devil that presides over death and hell, there is only the one power in all the universe, and that is God, Eternal Truth; the power of Love, Everlasting Life. We have no covenant with sickness, and are at no agreement with sin.

Mind, Spirit, Wisdom is All. Always claim your inheritance. A King claims his rights, and people claim their own. If you do not make a claim for yourself, no one can for you. The government gives each of its sovereign citizens a hundred and sixty acres of land for a homestead, but each must make his location, start a foundation, and commence operations before he can get any title. Our Creator has given each one of us an inheritance, and in order to come into the possession of it we make our claim, start our foundation, and always think, talk and act as though we believed God really meant what He said.

In your treatment of cases, always silently think the Truth. In teaching, always speak the Truth; and in all your acts live the Truth. You are always teaching and treating; always, all-ways. Your best work will be when your mind is so thoroughly imbued with the thoughts of Life, Love, Truth that you never speak or think of death, hate or lies. Your best work is when you are so thoroughly at one with Spirit, that for that time you don't know anything else. You are to get into that state as often as possible, and to stay there as long as you can, until you are always conscious that, In God you live, and move, and have your being. Then you can never see sin, sickness, or death any more than darkness can stay in the presence of light. As darkness departs when light comes, so sin, sickness and death cannot exist in the presence of Wisdom, Health and Life.

We seem gradually to awake to higher states of consciousness, in reality it is returning to our Father's house. Your Spiritual treatments are the highest, and you seem gradually to come into that condition where you heal instantly. You are conscious of speaking or being spoken. It seems as though you spoke and that the body did but echo the statement. In Truth the body is only the echo of the words one has been using. Echoes are very deceptive. Never mistake the echo for the Substance, never take the flesh for the Spirit.

Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he. The word of God, the spoken word, the voice, how everyone keeps silence when the words of Truth are spoken! To him the porter openeth ; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they.not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them and they follow me. And I give unto them eternal life. I and my Father are one.

Then the Jews were going to stone him, because he, being a man, made himself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are Gods ? (I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the Most High.) If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scriptures cannot be broken; say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God ? If I do not the works of my Father, belieye me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works; that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in him.

Give unto the Lord, 0 ye mighty, give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give uuto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. The voice of the Lord is upon the waters: The glory of God thundereth; the Lord is upon many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars; yea, the Lord breaketh the cedars of Lebanon. The voice of the Lord divideth the flame of fire. The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness: the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doeth every one speak of his glory. The Lord sitteth upon the flood; yea, the Lord sitteth King for ever. The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace.

The voice of the Lord is the Word of Truth. Never speak any other word than the word of Truth, the word of

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