Series 1 - Lesson 5 - Annotation 19
What work will each overcomer do for the world? How will he accomplish this work?
19. Each overcomer will help to establish the kingdom of heaven upon the earth. World thought has the attitude of the average moral level, the thought force, and the general enlightenment of mankind as a species. There is a great need today for the triumphant life of those who have developed the spiritual qualities of faith, fearlessness, and spiritual understanding, for these denote the conquering spirit. By holding the Christ consciousness, the consciousness of oneness of Being, the overcomer helps set up a new heaven (cause) and a new earth (effect) wherein dwells righteousness; helps impart a new attitude to life and give a higher expression to it. He builds this first for himself, then more gradually for others; for before he has learned to build well for himself he cannot really help others. Yet he cannot travel onward alone, for heaven is reached only by the path of love and service. He accomplishes his work first by vision, which he seeks to establish outwardly; first he glimpses heaven, and then he seeks to re-form the earth or to make its conditions harmonious.
Preceding Entry: Why is it important that an overcomer identify himself only with the highest?
Following Entry: What changes take place in a man's conversation when he becomes an overcomer?