Day 40 Saturday Resting in God/Completion

40th Day     Saturday

(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 concept of completion.)

Resting in God

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Isaiah 11:1-10; 12:1-6.

After Jesus’ crucifixion He was laid to rest in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea.  Jesus represents the expression of the I AM identity. Arimathea represents an aggregation of thoughts of lofty character, a high state of consciousness in man.  Joseph represents a state of consciousness in which we improve in character along all lines. We not only grow into a broader understanding but also we increase in vitality and substance. We are resting in God, and at the same time gathering strength for the power of greater demonstrations to follow.  A degree of cleansing, a wiping out of sense consciousness has been accomplished. By mentally reviewing our experiences, we recognize that nothing is really destroyed, but rather transmuted. Through faith we take stock of the progress we have made and find that we are getting a consciousness of radiant substance and of a higher life. Nothing is lost. When sense consciousness is raised to a higher plane all that belongs to it is saved with it.  In reality the invisible cannot be seen, touched, or comprehended by the outer senses, yet in this realm a great and mighty work is being accomplished.  Today I realize that the leaven that “leaveneth the whole lump” is the Truth. The word of Truth within me is not idle, but quietly spreading from point to point.  This process will continue until my whole consciousness is vitalized by the Holy Spirit.  I affirm: “I rest in the consciousness of eternal life and strength, and I am made perfect.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed    Lent 2017

Completion

By Rev. Elise Cowan

We are filled with Spirit as we complete the Lenten journey.

The 40-day Lenten journey represents the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness after his baptism, when he was tempted by the devil, or evil/ego. At the end of the 40 days, he was filled with Spirit and began his ministry. This marked the completion of the old way for Jesus and the beginning of a new way.  In his book Keep a True Lent, Charles Fillmore wrote:

In every generation since the dawn of history have been prophets who claimed that they received revelation of the end of the world. Some even suggest that Jesus taught about an end of the world. But a more accurate translation is an end of an age.

As we near the conclusion of the Lenten season, we recognize the world’s end merely represents the completion of old ways and the beginning of our new, Spirit-filled selves.

 

 

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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