Series 2 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 7
When one is quickened to spiritual understanding and knows the Father or Christ (the Son, or I AM) within, what will be the result?
7. When one is quickened to spiritual understanding and knows the Father or Christ (the Son or I AM) within, he will be perfect both in expression and in manifestation. "I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one" (John 17:23).
We will know the one Mind as the Source from which we spring and the nature of Absolute Good which we inherit as the son of God. We will know the ideal image or the divine pattern which we, as manifest man, are seeking to unfold. We will know that we do have the faith, the ability, and the energy to express this ideal with its correlated divine ideas.
As the result of all this "knowing," we will be conscious of all the good that is within us and will bring it forth into expression and manifestation. "You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free" (John 8:32). Because our unfoldment is from within outward, when we know Christ as our indwelling life and light, we begin to think, feel, speak, act, and react in a Christlike manner.
In a way that men could understand, Jesus taught them what had been "lost" to their consciousness through the ages — that man is God's son, created in His image with the ability to express His likeness. We have not only the example and inspiration of the life of the Nazarene among men, but His doctrine has become living words that, when rooted in our consciousness, will grow and bear the fruit of God consciousness. This "fruit" is health of body, peace of mind, harmonious human relations, and prosperity in all of our affairs.
Preceding Entry: Explain the meaning of the names Christ, Jesus, and Jesus Christ from the historical and metaphysical standpoint.
Following Entry: Is the Son limited by time, or in knowledge and power? How can we overcome belief in these limitations?