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Series 2 - Lesson 1 - Annotation 16

Series 2 - Lesson 1 - Annotation 16

How shall we do the works that Jesus did?

16. Jesus knew that He must be the embodiment of the one Mind, one substance, one Source, one Presence, one Power. "Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" (Luke 2:49). Jesus recognized and claimed God as the creative power that did the work. Note His words:

"I can of myself do nothing" (John 5:30).
"The Father [the ideal, the perfect idea] abiding in me doeth his works (John 14:10).
"All power is given unto me [the ideal] in heaven and in earth" (Matt. 28:18 A.V.).

To do the works that Jesus did, we need to

(1) seek to understand God Mind and to identify ourself with the source of our being, God as divine substance;

(2) know and recognize that substance is expressed through ideas that at their center are endowed with the power of the cosmic ideal;

(3) learn to be still and let this perfect Mind which Jesus had, and which is ours to claim, do its perfect work in and through our whole being;

(4) have faith in its power to express its likeness through us as channels for its expression;

(5) seek to unify ourself with the divine ideals of wisdom and love -- for without a union of these two qualities of Being there can be no perfect creation;

(6) hold to these ideals or ideas through all difficulties until they so completely dominate our human consciousness that we do indeed "have this mind . . . which was also in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 2:5).

Preceding Entry: What idea was back of Jesus' work in healing the sick and raising the dead?
Following Entry: What and where is the kingdom of heaven?