"Let him deny himself and follow Me"
HOW often we have to remind you of the truth you have already learnt! Spirit is the only substance; exactly as the sap is the true life of the tree, so also your spiritual being is the cause of your natural existence. You can never impart a truth until it has become alive within yourself. We have many things to tell you about the life here, but at present your highest good is to learn the truths best applicable to your present conditions.
When I speak of the wholeness of the race and the mystical body, I do not want to give you wrong ideas about your individual responsibility. Each member is a complete worker. What you see on the plane of the senses is to us shadowy, vague, and often meaningless. You are to make real, to create, to bring into existence, spiritual realities by living on the only real plane of life. This is to bring in the new heaven and the new earth. Your spiritual eyes will open gradually, not into an unfamiliar environment, but into an intensely real life, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
We are working all over the world in bands to establish true unity and brotherhood. We shall succeed if you will unite with us. Is it not worth while? True unity is not to separate heaven from earth, but to bring the kingdom of heaven on to earth. For this we labour and pray-watch and wait-and we shall never cease until the Lord Christ has come to His own, the Christ of God who spake with the lips of Jesus; the Christ of God who dwells within, the great deliverer of mankind from the bondage of sin, flesh, and the world of sense. For the Son of man must indeed be lifted up, and the false man of sense become as nought, that we all may be one-for Christ is God. Clearly you see the importance of denying self and following the voice and guidance of Christ!
In the morning of your day commence by cleansing your heart from within (the cleansing of the body follows as his shadow follows a man in the full sunshine). First cast out false thinking, prejudice, thoughts of sickness, fear and pain, by true reasoning and simple, childlike faith in God. As you rise, your thoughts should be of strength, love, a strong desire to bless. Now follows your prayer, a free and full consecration of all for good, that God only may be glorified, a prayer of steadfast assurance-Take no thought what ye shall eat or what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat, the body than raiment. It is true that God will supply your every need. In all your thoughts and deeds, your intercourse with personalities, remember that you are on the plane of spirit, seeking first the kingdom of God, the only reality.
Oh, you are rich beyond human language! Leave your chamber "strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." Let your whole being join in the only true life-work-" That they all may be one."
Amen, Amen, Amen.