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Subject to The Higher Powers

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    Florence
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    Romans 13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

    All are subject to the higher powers! Funny how mortal man can deceive himself of having “power” he does not possess, or for anyone to believe that another has power over them; when in Truth there is ONLY one power and all are subject to this power. This false sense of domination of someone controlling us, some material law e.g. about food dictating how we should live, some cultural belief saying whether we should be happy or not, can have unfounded miserable effects! While to fearlessly KNOW this truth frees us.

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    JPalmer
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    Thank you for this post!

    Since the lesson for December 3rd, 2017, and the Roundtable from that week, I’ve been thinking of how God “can only be reflected, not transmitted.” (S&H, p. 517) This means, as discussed then, His power cannot be stored and redirected as we see fit.

    Then I was thinking about how Mrs. Eddy says that “error comes to us for life, and we give it all the life it has.” If we cannot store power from the only power, or life from the only Life, then we are in no position to give error anything. God’s reflection certainly won’t empower error.

    So all that can be left to error is the belief it can be given power, or that it has already been given life. Knowing through Science the impossibility of either of these things, there is no reason to even allow that delusion a toehold. I am very grateful that Christian Science is showing me how to put wrong thinking and living behind me. Thank you!

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