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RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses for December 28, 2008 

        "Our purpose for being on the planet simply is to be an emanation or an expression of love.  Anyone who has made a breakthrough into fourth-dimensional living or has had a near-death experience or a mystical realization will know this.  We're here to love, to perfect, amplify, and express the unconditional divine love of God.  That's our purpose.  God's vision for our life is the means or manner by which we bring forth that love.  It's our heart's desire, our own unique way of expressing the love."  - Reverend Dr. Michael Beckwith, Visioning, December 1996 Issue Science of Mind Magazine (click here for article)

From the Holy Bible, Proverbs 29:18 "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."

       As we begin this New Year, 2009, many of us are looking to see dramatic changes in our lives.  We desire more health, wealth, happiness, love and joy.  And many of us have tried to gain these in various ways, through prayer, meditation, visualization and affirmation.  And most of us have had a measure of success in these things but we still have not realized the satisfaction with life that we desire.  I believe this is because we have not yet fully opened ourselves up to G-d's vision for us.  And the reason we haven't, is that we do not know what it is or know how to align ourselves with a greater vision for our lives.  Reverend Dr. Michael Beckwith is an authority on "visioning" and Kathy Juline's interview with him in the December, 1996 Issue of "Science of Mind Magazine" gives us enough information to guide us into the process.  In this message, I am going to focus on what we must begin with - unconditional love.

      Reverend Dr. Michael Beckwith tells us:  "Visioning always begins with a deep sense that we're surrounded by unconditional love."  And we can read in scripture that, "in Him we live and move and have our being."  This "Him" is G-d ... and G-d loves us unconditionally.  Most of us can accept this intellectually, but very often we lose sight of this eternal truth.  We live "in the world" and we have been conditioned, most of us, from early childhood to believe in duality; good and evil, God and the Devil.  And even though many of us have abandoned traditional religions that teach duality, we are still confronted with this belief in the Media and the people we interact with.

     The word "God" has been defined by religion to be an image of a "big guy in the heavens" who both rewards and punishes, with rules and moral restrictions that we must adhere to or face Its wrath.  The ultimate punishment being an eternity in hell and the loss of heaven.  In other words, the world has created God in man's image, rather than seeing man in the image of God.  This has been a subtle manipulation, but a manipulation none the less.  As we have grown spiritually, we have had to "double-think" whenever we see or hear the word "God" being used.  We must remind ourselves that the "God" we know and believe in, is not the same "God' that Rev. Billy Graham, the current Pope, or Rev. Rick Warren believes in or most others in traditional religions.

      In order for my readers and students to immediately "shift" their thinking to "G-d Is Good" - I have decided to adapt the spelling that I have learned from Judaism.  Judaism completely rejects the dualistic notion that evil was created by Satan or some other deity. All comes from G-d.  Christianity maintains that G-d has one son; Judaism maintains that G-d has billions of sons and daughters.  And this belief is our belief in the Science of Mind.  Judaism teaches that G-d is Omnipresent, and we share this belief as well.  I believe that G-d is Omnipresent Love and I believe that the mystical Jesus did too.  "I have loved you with an ever-lasting love," we can read this in scripture from the Book of Jeremiah.  And I believe this love is unconditional.  And whenever I write or say the word, G-d, I am defining G-d as unconditional love.  And my intention in using this spelling is so that each and every one of us can develop a deep and abiding sense of G-d's unconditional love for us ... and release that other idea of G-d completely from our sub-conscious!

"Visioning lets the Presence of G-d use us, which is what all the great mystics who have walked the planet have done," states Reverend Dr. Michael Beckwith.  G-d uses us in so many ways that we are not always aware of it.  Everything good that we say, think, or do, is an expression of G-d within us.  This is why the Master Mind Jesus said, "don't call me good, only the Father is good."  He knew that the good that he did, was G-d using him for a higher and more loving purpose ... It was G-d working through him, as him.  It was the Light of the Divine within him shining forth.  And as we deeply sense G-d's unconditional love for us, surrounding us, flowing through us, and pressing against us -  we have prepared ourselves for G-d's vision for our life to be revealed to us, too. ... and we can begin to Shine, Shine, Shine in 2009!


Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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