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EMONSTRATION means something that is apparent
at a glance; that does not need to be proved, because
it carries with itself, its own proof: it is at once cause and effect.
Atonement means satisfaction, expiation, reconciliation after estrangement.
The Problem of Life is, that while seemingly I am flesh or mortal, I am to demonstrate that I am Spirit, Immortal.
I must demonstrate to others my understanding of Jesus Christ; the same yesterday, today and forever. I am to do this not so much by what I say, as by what I do.
It is of very little use for me to think good thoughts and speak good words unless my life conforms to my highest ideas.
Atonement, or at-one-ment, or reconciliation, is in becoming reconciled to live as the Good in all ages have lived, and as expressed by Micah: To love mercy, do justly, and walk humbly with thy God. To live as though I were a living tabernacle of the living God.
I am just where I am at the present time, because I have chosen to think, talk and act as I have in the past. And in all the future I shall be just in that place where I choose to be. Ever remembering the instructions of the wise men of the east as condensed and concentrated in the teachings, demonstrations and life of Jesus the Anointed.
He that would be first must consent to be last.
All that I would that men should do to me, that must I do to them.
I Am is the only power that is.
I do not look to others to begin to put the law in operation; I put it in operation myself, because I Am.
I Am hath sent me unto you.
I Am demonstrated through Jesus, John, Peter, Matthew, Andrew, James, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, Solomon, Daniel, and anyone and everyone that followed his highest and best convictions. They made themselves at-one with his will. They surrendered themselves, lost themselves. He that would lose his life shall find it.
There is, therefore, now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the fiesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful fleshi, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit, do mind the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God; neither indeed can be. So they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the Sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the Sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the Sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him; neither known him. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. We