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Series 2 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 15

Series 2 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 15

How do we manifest Christ?

15. Manifest is the word commonly used to refer to that which stands forth in the outer where it is perceived by the senses. We "manifest" Christ by setting up Christ, the indwelling, the Anointed, as a standard for ourself to live by in our every thought, word, action, and reaction. We "manifest Christ" by identifying ourself with God-Mind, the Father — that is, by making ourself consciously one with God-Mind. This causes us to grow spiritually in purpose, interest, use, and effect.

Identification with God takes place in our own consciousness, our mind, through the divine ideal, the I AM, and is carried out in desire, thought, word, and deed. It is God's will that man express Him in His fullness. To do this we must know ourself to be the offspring of God, inheritor of His eternal life, love, wisdom, power (i.e., all divine ideas). We must know also that we are possessed of the ability and the understanding to bring forth these ideas.

"Divine ideas are man's inheritance ... All the ideas contained in the one Father-Mind are at "the mental command of its offspring" (Charles Fillmore Christian Healing 13).

"Manifesting Christ" is bringing into visibility that which, sown as seed-ideas, has taken root in the "soil" of the human consciousness, to be unfolded in all areas of an individual's life. The visible manifestation in the flesh is the final step, the result of the "new nature" (Eph. 4:24).

Preceding Entry: How are we begotten by the Word?
Following Entry: How do we abide in Christ?