Day 32 Thursday Atonement

(Note from Rev. Toni:   Remember that Charles Fillmore was writing this in the early 1900’s;  take a deep breath as you read this entry.  Open up to the metaphysical meaning of these ideas.  Also note that the 2017 edition uses the same concept.)

Atonement

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read John 17:1-26.  Jesus played a most important part in opening the way for mankind into the Father’s kingdom. This was accomplished by His overcoming the belief in death.  Atonement means the reconciliation between God and men through Christ. Jesus became the way by which all who accept Him may “pass over” to the higher consciousness. We have atonement through Him.  “Christ . . . who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed.”  The whole race was caught in the meshes of its own thought and, through drowsy ignorance, would have remained there had not a break been made in the structure, and the light of a higher way let in.  If you were held in the meshes of a great spider web, and someone made a hole through which you could pass, you would go where the hole was and would make your escape that way. Jesus made this aperture in the race thought and thus threw open wide the door into the spiritual realm.  His Christianity had a living God in it, a God that lived in Him and spoke through Him. It is a religion of life, as well as purity. Men are to be alive; not merely exist half dead for a few years and then go out with a sputter, like a tallow dip. Christ’s men are to be lights that glow with a perpetual current from the one omnipresent energy.  Declaring my unity with this power, I affirm: “The redeeming word of Jesus Christ, ‘I am the resurrection, and the life,’ makes me whole and perfect.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

By Rev. Pat Veenema

I center in the awareness of oneness and rise from the web of self into the oneness consciousness of true self.

Humankind once thought God was offended and wanted us to pay for our actions against Him. When we grasp the idea of God as the presence and power of love and oneness, we know anytime we feel separate from it, we can return to our natural state of oneness.  Charles Fillmore liked to call this “At-one-ment.” He used this metaphor: “If you were held in the meshes of a great spiderweb, and someone made a hole through which you could pass, you would go where the hole was and would make your escape that way. Jesus made this aperture in the [collective consciousness] and thus threw open wide the door into the spiritual realm.”

 

To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

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