Series 2 - Lesson 8 - Annotation 18
How is the Christ righteousness established in man's consciousness?
18. The Christ righteousness is established in man's consciousness by his right use of spiritual ideas in every thought, feeling, word and action. Being made in the image and after the likeness of the Father, the Son is of the same character, Absolute Good, and is essentially of the same substance, Mind Essence. Therefore the Son, in order to establish the Christ righteousness in his consciousness must pray in faith and understanding, must live in love, peace, and harmony, must act in joy and with Godliness of Spirit, must abide in Christ and let the Word or Christ dwell or abide in him. Man must have faith in the purity and perfection of the indwelling Christ and realize his oneness with that perfection. The ideal or perfect man was imaged by the Father, and that perfect man is His Son, the Christ. So man in turn must image his own perfection in order to bring it into expression, in the conscious and subconscious phases of his mind, and into manifestation in his body temple. The Christ righteousness or right use of all the qualities, attributes, or ideas of God is the creative law of God in action in man. In attaining the Christ righteousness, man recognizes this great truth, accepts it and lets it have full sway in his mind and heart, thoughts and feelings, body and affairs. This is what spiritually awakened man is learning — HOW to use these IDEAS of God-Mind in right relation in his own consciousness. Prayer, denial, and affirmation play their part.
"Put on therefore, as God's elect, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving each other, if any man have a complaint against any; even as the lord forgave you, so also do ye: and above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to the which also ye were called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts unto God. And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. — Col. 3:12-17.
Preceding Entry: What is the Christ righteousness?
Following Entry: Explain the relation that faith bears to the demonstration of eternal life.