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Specific instructions from the Master

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Announcements Forums Reality – September 25th, 2016 Specific instructions from the Master

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    I thought it was very helpful to see how very specific Jesus’ teachings are about what is required to gain the Kingdom of Heaven. Gives me much to think about!
    1. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
    2. “Verily I say unto you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
    3. “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
    4. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
    5. “And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”
    We all desire to gain the kingdom of heaven, but are we really sincere about working for it? I can ask often of myself – is there anything in me that doesn’t want to live up to these blessed requirements? Mrs. Eddy asks the question, “Examine yourselves, and see what, and how much, sin claims of you, and how much of this claim you admit as valid, or comply with.” (Mis Wr p. 109)


    This is wonderful, thank you. I started working with number 3 as soon as I read it this morning. Not looking back, getting on with it, no self pity. We have lots to do here at Plainfield for all mankind and I desire to be worthy of the work. I know I can’t neglect the other 4, but for today number three is paramount. I am also aware that this examination is ongoing as we strive to “gain The Kingdom”.


    Thank you for these posts. Regarding number 3, there’s an excellent article on this church website, which is very helpful to me; it is: “Elisha and the Reliable Now” by PARTHENS.
    And thank you for all we have to work with here!


    This morning I turned too, where Mrs. Eddy states on page 3 in Pulpit and Press, “‘The kingdom of God is within you.’ Know then, that you possess sovereign power to think and act rightly, and that nothing can dispossess you of this heritage and trespass on Love. If you maintain this position, who or what can cause you to sin or suffer?”

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