I Pray All Is Well With Everyone…And Your Hearts And Minds Are Full Of Love, Joy, And Compassion…For All Of God’s Children…And All Of God’s Creation! And With Each Morning We Rise…Blessed With Another Day – To Live This Life; May We Find That The Love And Power Within Us Has Strengthened…And The Illumination Of Our Inner Light…Expanding! This, Only If We Are Consciously Spending More Time Connecting With Our Own “I AM Presence”; And Sincerely Sharing Those Higher Qualities With All Our Brothers And Sisters In Spirit; And, Of Course… By Applying The Laws And Principles Of Life…Put Forth By Beloved Jesus The Christ…And The Beloved Ascended Masters! And Yes, Indeed, What A Mighty Blessing It Is…To Be Alive…And Consciously Aware And Attentive…To The Living God Within Us; And To The Divine Beings Sent Forth From The Heavens To Assist Us! Amen…
Give Thanks And Praises For Love And Life…
And Y’all Be Love…
Power, Dominion, Mastery:
“MAN DOES not exercise the power of his spiritual nature, because he lacks understanding of its character and of his relation to the originating Mind in which he exists. From Divine Mind man inherits power over the forces of his mind, in truth, power over all ideas. A quickening from on high must precede man’s realization of his innate control of thought and feeling.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a quickening of the spiritual nature, which is reflected in intellect and in body. When one understands the science of Being, one is prepared to receive this baptism and to utilize it along deeper lines of thought. Jesus had taught His apostles and followers, and they were prepared for the baptism that they received on the day of Pentecost.
“Ye shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you.” Power is essential to the work that Jesus Christ expects His followers to do in the great field of humanity.
The mind and the body of man have the power of transforming energy from one plane of consciousness to another. This is the power and dominion implanted in man from the beginning. According to Scripture, “God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and they shall have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the heaven, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Gen. 1:26).
In the kingdom of God within man’s consciousness, the power faculty plays an important part in controlling the expression of the many emotions, inspirations, and thoughts. The voice is the most direct avenue of this expression, when man has dominion over the emotions and feelings from which the original impulse arises. The power of love makes the voice rich, warm, and mellow. Man can set love free in his soul by cultivating a loving attitude toward everybody and everything.
Power swings open all the doors of mind and body. When one feels vital and energetic, the voice is strong and vibrant and brilliant. When one is sorrowful, the body weakens and the voice betrays its lack by its mournful intonation. Through the vibrations of power in the throat, one can feel the power of unity with the higher self more quickly than in any other way.
This reveals that ideas rule the man, Jesus affirmed: “All power is given unto me in heaven (mind) and in earth (body)”. When Jesus made this affirmation He undoubtedly realized His innate spiritual dominion, and when He consciously attuned His spiritual identity to mind and body, there was a conscious influx of power, and His hearers said that He “taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes.”
Jesus said: “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” Here is the evidence of spiritual power united with the idea of eternity. This union destroys the thought of years and declining power, and when awakened in those who have believed in age it will transform them and make all things new for them.
No disciple can do any great overcoming work without a certain realization of spiritual power, dominion, mastery. Without power, one easily gives up to temporal laws, man-made. Man is the power of God in action. To man is given the highest power in the universe, the conscious power of thought. There is a universal creative force that urges man forward to a recognition of the creative power of his individual thought. This force is elemental, and all its attributes come under the dominion of man. When he co-operates with divine principle, man sits on the throne of his authority and the elemental force is subject to him. But the power and the authority that are to rule in the kingdom of heaven are dependent on man’s authority and his rule in the earth.
When enough people have attained this power, the “new heaven and . . . new earth” (described in the 21st chapter of Revelation) will appear. It will not be necessary for anyone to wait for the full complement of overcomers, the mystical 144,000 who are to rule the new world, but each individual who complies with the overcoming law may enter into power with Jesus. It should not be overlooked by the elect that the Scripture reads: “He that overcometh shall inherit these things.”
To overcome and sit with Jesus on His throne means that man must overcome, as He overcame. Jesus overcame the world, the flesh, and the Devil. To overcome the world one must be proof against all its allurements of riches and honor.
To overcome the flesh one must spiritualize the five-sense man until material consciousness is raised to spiritual consciousness in feeling, tasting, seeing, hearing, and smelling. This change will ultimate in man’s complete mastery of the body and in its final redemption from death.
When the I AM identity, which is man, becomes so involved in its personal affairs that it ignores God, I AM lays hold of the body and rules all the bodily functions. When this rule is broken by the power of the Christ or supermind, there is a crucifixion. It may seem that Jesus is being crucified, but this is seeming only. Death comes to the Judas consciousness, which “hath a devil”, but the body, being closely connected with this usurping mind, passes through suffering and apparent death.
This is no more than appearance, because the higher principle, the Christ, resurrects the body and transmutes it into higher spiritual substance, where it enters into harmony or heaven. The climax of man’s power and dominion is set forth in the resurrection and ascension of the type man, Jesus.”
The Twelve Powers of Man, by Charles Fillmore, 1930