the greater your sense of God, the greater your life will be.
Consistent repetition of a Spiritual Idea eventually produces a
demonstration (result). God responds to man, as man thinks in
terms of God.”
- Dr. Raymond Charles
Barker, Treatment, What It Is And How To Do It
page 7 of his instructional booklet on Spiritual Treatment, Dr.
Raymond Charles Barker instructs us to "make statements about
God." This may seem simple, even silly to some people, but
by and large most people rarely if ever truly define in words what
they believe about G-d. And if they do, most will rely upon
traditional definitions or definitions handed down to them by someone
else. The Infinite cannot be totally identified by the human
mind but we can find within ourselves a progression or expansion of
our "truth" about G-d if we desire to do so.
To illustrate this truth we can think about someone who stands
on top of their car in a devastating mudslide who is being rescued by
Emergency Responders and is realizing a validation of their faith,
assuming they have faith. To them, G-d is a loving G-d and they
are exhilarated with gratitude and joy. But, if we think about
the person who has lost their loved one who has been buried alive in
the mudslide, assuming they too have faith in G-d, their faith has
just had a question mark added to it. It is difficult for the
human mind to conceive of a loving G-d when disaster, especially the
loss of a loved one, has taken place. The non-believers will
automatically say "where was God in this?" But, the
god of the non-believers is also a traditional idea of G-d that is
limited in its definition. The reality of the human experience
is that the person who has added the question mark to their faith has
been more blessed than the one who has been rescued. This
question mark causes us to go deeper in our mind and heart to realize
the true nature of G-d. On a human level this is not easy as we
may believe that we are immortal but in our human experience we have
only seen evidence of mortality as the physical appearance of life and
death. We are immortal beings created in the nature of Infinite
Spirit, Intelligence and Power. We live because G-d lives
through us. We are intelligent because G-d Intelligence causes
us to be so. We have power but it is not the power of mortal
humans but the Power of mind or spirit within us.
Psalmist gave us insight into our experience of G-d when we read, "Yea,
though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear
no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."
This "shadow of death" is uncertainty and this "rod and
staff" are "truth" ... truth, perhaps unknown in the
moment but the path has opened up for a greater consciousness of it, a
greater understanding and a greater experience of G-d. I refer
back to the words of Dr. Raymond Charles Barker, "the
greater your sense of God, the greater your life will be" ...
until we develop within our mind and heart this desire for a greater
sense of G-d then we will never realize the comfort of knowing that
the unconditional love of G-d can never be questioned.
Dr. Barker gives us
something to think about and contemplate with these words: "This
present universe is the Kingdom of Heaven, and all we do is to clear
away our misconceptions of It until we see It as It really is."
the Gospel of Mark which is one of the least religiously defiled
Mind Jesus taught that "the kingdom of
Heaven is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel" ...
in other words, know that we are living, right now, in the only Heaven
we will ever know, repent means to give up all thoughts and ideas that
contradict this "good news" and begin to live as though it
is the truth. Realize now that G-d responds to our thoughts, our
words, our intentions by "corresponding" to that which we
believe to be true. Begin now to call forth from within your
mind, your heart and your soul the prosperous life. Call forth
prosperous health, prosperous happiness, prosperous success and
prosperous wealth and realize that G-d "is" corresponding to
you and will open the way for the good desires of your heart to be
made manifest with grace and ease.
From Dr. Barker
(modified): "G-d is the health of all
people. We are made in the image and likeness of G-d.
Therefore, this must include perfect or perfected health, vitality,
strength and normal activity. G-d is our unfailing, permanent
and perfect supply. We do not work for a living, we work for the
glory of G-d and the good of all people. There is no lack, no
limitation ... repent, give up these false ideas. G-d's money is
ours to use for good and let us use it now with pleasure and
wisdom. We live in abundance, let's rejoice in plenty, and be
prosperous in all our ways. Treat yourself to the prosperous
SO IT IS!
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