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Daniel's Immunity

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Announcements Forums God – January 6th, 2019 Daniel's Immunity

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    parthens
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    Then these men assembled unto the king, and said unto the king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed. (Daniel 6:15.)

    Daniel was tested with error “that would impose through belief a penalty for transgressing law that is not law, insomuch as justice is the moral signification of law, and injustice implies its absence.” (SH 1st edition, 229, emphasis added.) Daniel’s death-sentence was based not upon the presence of a law active in the Mind of God: the lawbooks of heaven contain no such law, never did, never could. The law that Daniel supposedly broke was based upon absence of law.

    To attempt to break the law of God – the first great commandment – by decreeing it to be against the law is error’s greatest – and most foolish – wish.

    Three times a day, Daniel affirmed and reaffirmed the reality of his oneness with God: absent from the body and present with the Lord, absent from matter and present with Spirit, absent from sense and present with Soul. Daniel’s utter devotion to God and to the Truth of his position in God as God’s indomitable image and likeness placed him “in a large place” that Mrs. Eddy describes as the “Jurisdiction of Mind.” (SH 279.) Securely ensconced in the jurisdiction of Mind, Daniel was granted immunity from the power of every “law” outside that jurisdiction.

    #7893
    Florence
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    Daniel had real/true immunity because he never wavered in obeying THE LAW, the highest one. He lived a life which proved his obedience honestly and wholeheartedly, as mentioned above. Am I doing the same? Am I living close to what he did, with a predominant desire to obey THE LAW which when obeyed makes the spurious laws, all forms of deception and temptations less likely to enslave! In all of these Bible stories which have so many saving experiences we find that obedience to the greatest of all commandments was first in the hearts of those involved.

    Is this not the result of heeding, James 4:8 “Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you….” Or as we learn through Science that “You stand with Principle and Principle stands with you?” Perhaps the question that should be asked when required to obey some law is: Whose Law, whose verdict? Because even “the right laws” of the land should have their source in God’s laws!!

    #7894
    Michael Pupko
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    Thanks for these posts. It struck me that in this story as in the ‘sentencing’ of Jesus, the highest authority in the land can be tricked into doing the wrong thing, against their own judgement by evil doers operating under mesmeric influences.

    I hadn’t noticed in previous reading of this story of Daniel that at least in this case Darius ‘fasted’ all night. Even if he wasn’t able to understand maybe the absolute best way to pray at least he repented over his part in the wrongdoing and though trapped in a law not of God did his best to make amends.

    I had noticed in the story of Zachariah when he burned the incense in the temple the whole congregation was outside also praying.

    Those are two examples of the power of ‘Unity Watches’ 🙂

    #7903
    Susanne
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    “Three times a day, Daniel affirmed and reaffirmed the reality of his oneness with God: absent from the body and present with the Lord, absent from matter and present with Spirit, absent from sense and present with Soul.”

    Thank you for this wonderful post. Every day I think of the teachings here that there is no such thing as material laws! We are bombarded with such supposed laws right and left all the time. They are a Pandora’s box, a prolific source of troubles, and we must watch that we be not tempted to believe in them.

    “Securely ensconced in the jurisdiction of Mind, Daniel was granted immunity from the power of every “law” outside that jurisdiction.”

    Thank you for your valuable comments providing continual “class instruction” in Christian Science.

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