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God will hold thy right hand…

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    2. Isaiah 41
    10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
    13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.

    Upon reading this, I remembered learning, as Wikipedia states, “The handshake is thought by some to have originated as a gesture of peace by demonstrating that the hand holds no weapon.”

    Thinking of it this way, as God takes our right hands, He is showing us that the battle is His, stated in 2 Chronicles 20: 15:
    …Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

    Additionally, though — since God is impersonal Truth, Love, and Life — as He holds our right hand, we then have Truth in our hand: The Sword of Truth! Since what we learn to fight in this church is that which offends God, it is logical that we meet these offenses impersonally with God, and never with fear, or any ungodly, personal method.

    When Truth is offended by the claims of its counterfeits, error and lies, then we meet those claims with Truth.

    When Love is offended by the claims of its counterfeits, hatred and fear, then we meet those claims with Love.

    When Life is offended by the claims of its counterfeits, sickness and death, then we meet those claims with Life.

    What a practical, inspired Science this is! I am so grateful for each and every lesson. Thank you!

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