THE MYSTERIES OF THE FOUR GOSPELS
Lesson Six. Matt. 26.
Unity Interpretation of
The Great Passover
CHARLES and CORA FILLMORE
October 30, 1941
There is no transcript for this lesson. What is available in the Unity archives are five handwritten pages of Charles Fillmore's notes for this lesson. So what I have provided here is the text of those five pages. Please let me know if a transcript exists.
It appears that Charles Fillmore's intention was to talk about the "Great Passover" (Matt. 26:38-41) in the context how great things are done during the consumption of food during a feast.
Charles Fillmore's notes for this lesson:
In Biblical times, a great event was celebrated with a feast. The Jews had a multitude of events and a like number of feasts.
Moses said to the children of Israel, "Let us make a feast unto the Lord." Solomon made many feasts — the number of animals slain seems almost incredible
Julius Caesar gave a feast in which 22,000 persons were present.
Feasts were ostensibly offerings to the Lord but the people and the priests usually consumed the offerings.
The feast was in the name of the Lord, or some great event. Favors were usually expected and granted at the feast.
In the book of Esther, when Haman influenced the King of Persia to have all the Jews slain his queen Esther (a Jewess) made a feast, to which she invited the King and his high officials. The scriptures say,
2:17And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained favor and kindness in his sight more than all the virgins (Esth. 2:17).
At the height of the banquent the King held out the golden sceptre to Queen Esther and said:
"What's thy petition Queen Esther, and it shall be granted thee: even to the half of the Kingdom, it shall be performed. If I have found favor in thy sight, O King as it please the King, let my people go free" (Esth. 7:3).
and thus the work of Haman was destroyed and he was hung on the gallows he had prepared for Esther's uncle, Mordecai.
Paul tells of Christians who through fear of death are all their lifetime subject to bondage (Heb. 2:15).
Don't ask favors of men on an empty stomach. If you want favors of your husband talk it out after a full meal. Physiologists tell us that the heart and the stomach occupy the same nerve area. Their unity is proved by the generosity of the heart when the stomach is full with substance.
15:15 ... But he that is of a cheerful heart hath a continual feast ...
15:17Better is a dinner of herbs, where love is,
Than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. (Prov. 15:17,19)
Transcribed by Mark Hicks on August 20, 2016.