Lessons In Truth - Lesson 9 - Annotation 5
What is our key to power?
5. Our key to power is the knowledge (knowing) that we are sons of God and heirs to His good. "And Jesus came to them and spake unto them saying, All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth" (Matt. 28:18).
Jesus knew the Truth about Himself in relation to His Father and to all the universe, and He lived in agreement with it. He had conscious knowledge of the Christ in Himself. Thus Jesus had the "key to power" and was able to do mighty works. This same knowledge enables us also to have the "key to power" that will open the door to the good that we are seeking.
While the indwelling Christ ("Christ in you the hope of glory") in one sense "gives" us the key, the power is only released as we recognize Truth and begin to use it in every phase of our daily life. "My Father worketh even until now, and I work" (John 5:17). If we have need of healing in the body, then we must know that as sons of God health is our divine birthright. When we recognize the necessity for erasing certain limited beliefs from our consciousness, our knowledge that we are creations of God is the "key to power" that enables us to speak the right denials; then this same power is given to us in speaking affirmations of life, vitality, energy, and strength. If we want harmony in our human relations, then the knowledge that every man is a son of God, gives us the key to speaking the words of love and understanding that will bring the desired pleasant relationships. Should we be experiencing lack in our life, the "key to power" lies in knowing that we are heirs to God's good and that we can open the doors of abundance through speaking words of substance, plenty, and opulence which open the way for prosperity to flow into our affairs.
The "secret" ("that is the key to all power" as pointed out in Lessons in Truth 9:12) that God whispers in our heart is the simple yet profound Truth that we are His beloved children entitled to His good. By expressing and using the "key to power" which is the knowledge of the Christ within, we come into our inheritance of the kingdom of all-good here and now!
Preceding Entry: What is our "hope of glory" (Col. 1:27)?
Following Entry: What is the "white stone" upon which man's spiritual name is written (Rev. 2:17)?