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W’s Post Scripts: on Probation after Death

Warren Huff (with insights from Cobbey Crisler)
Posted Sunday, April 21st, 2019

W’s Post Scripts: Trust God to give immediate help! (1,2) Be FULL of praise! (3,4)
Insights from Cobbey Crisler and Ken Cooper on select citations for
Probation after Death”—
the Christian Science Bible Lesson for April 28, 2019


Warren’s (W’s) PS#1Ken Cooper’s poem this week “Trust God” is based on verse from the Responsive Reading. You can Download it in PDF text format from online versions of this week’s CedarS Met and this week’s online Post Scripts which are both always available to browse by author and year at CedarS Metaphysical website.]

Ken writes: “When trials would seem to beset us, we need to be still, and refresh our commitment to God, to infinite unchanging Love. Webster gives this definition of commit: “To give in trust; to put into the hands or power of another; to entrust”. When committing to infinite Love our present and our future is secure. Jesus trusted his Father, "not my will but Thine be done." Our probation is to keep loving and trusting God as did Jesus, to reach the love that Love is. And Love will guide our way.

This week's poem is called "Trust God" as attached, and can be listened to on https://youtu.be/UlyOFhou2M0 The full range of videos is on https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv6edwM4E2y4wJ98jGEPUOw/videos


W’s PS#2—Cobbey Crisler on Responsive Reading, Psalms 27.13:
“We all by application faint, fail, end up in that helplessness that world attitudes would weigh down such faith with. [“I had fainted], unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord,” not in some far-off destination, not in some promised heaven, but “in the land of the living,” right here and right now. There is a practical pharmacy with immediate sense of help, a realized solution, not simply a hoped for solution.”
“Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from the Psalms”, a talk
by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#3—Cobbey Crisler on Psalm 16.8-11 (B2)

Verse 8, "I have set the LORD always before me: because [he is] at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Verse 9, "My heart is glad,” and guess what else happened; what follows? "My flesh also shall dwell confidently.” How does “flesh dwell confidently"? That's a mental state, but it’s been subdued by a mental state. "My heart is glad.” What medicine do we want more than anything else? What leads us to a glad heart?

Then the flesh simply subsides as the significant bellwether as far as health is concerned.

What is the dosage of gladness in Verse 11? "In thy presence [is] fullness of joy." That's the ,dosage, ‘fullness." There’s no room left for anything else.

Someone asked me during intermission about a marauder of a disease called Tuberculosis. The fact that there was a great emotionalism in that because it's taking family members. In the spirit of our investigation of Scripture, going to it for the answers; perhaps this should apply to each and every one of us since we're the ones to search the Scriptures. The Bible will not dwell on the problems of tuberculosis, but it will dwell on the solutions. That's what you want as far as any disease is concerned. Since the problem of breathing is involved, to translate such a concept into terms appropriately employed in biblical therapy, we find out that that is one of the maximum treatments in the Bible

The Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit, the original meaning of both terms, ghost and spirit, being breath, you can tell it must mean that simply by studying all the references to the Holy Ghost. You'll find that people are filled with the Holy Ghost. The only thing like that we can relate to anatomically is lungs. What are we being filled with? What does the pharmacy of the Bible indicate Is the cure for improper breathing or lungs? If we can be filled, if we can take in, if we can inhale nothing but the atmosphere of God, we are getting pollutant-free environment. We are taking in purity. We can’t just inhale. We must utilize that breath and send back out purity utilized. This is the sequence of breathing in its highest spiritual form when we run into it in the Bible. Perhaps, a good dose of searching the divine intent behind the term, the Holy Ghost, will translate that into our nature. The divine nature has no tubercular problems. The divine nature is the nature of solution to problems.
“Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from Psalms,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#4—Cobbey Crisler on Ps. 107:2, 14 (B4) paying your bill by giving praise

“I'm going to give you an assignment in Psalm 107 because it's a very rewarding one to work with. In the first 22 verses, for example, when you are studying this independently at home, work out the steps that are being given us, the symptoms, the appointment with the Great Physician, the treatment, the complete remedy, and then paying your bill. That happens to be a refrain, "Pay your bill. Pay your bill." In this particular Psalm, in Verse 8, [and Verses 15, 21, 31] "Oh that [men] would praise the LORD [for] his goodness, and [for] his wonderful works to the children of men!" Follow that all the way through and you'll find three different sets of prescriptions and treatments that can be quite relevant to our own experience.”

[Woman's question on audio unclear except for "symptoms"] “The appointment with the Great Physician and then, of course, when you're in front of the Physician, that's face-to-face, seeing God's face, get the treatment, let His face shine upon thee, then the remedy, go out and have the prescription filled. The remedy solves the whole problem; then pay your bill. Follow that through and see what comes.”

“Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from Psalms,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#5—“Psalm 23 and ME”

Claim these divinely REAL definitions of YOUR heritage in the TWENTY-THIRD PSALM!
They negate the supposed “23 and me” genetic domination of 23 pairs of ancestral
X-Y chromosomes and can prove that they Do Not Apply (D.N.A.) to the real you!

[Bracketed substitutions from Mary Baker Eddy to show "the light which

Christian Science throws on the Scriptures" with an "incorporeal

or spiritual sense" of Love. (Science & Health 578)]

"[Divine Love] is my shepherd;" That’s MY RELATIONSHIP

"I shall not want." That’s MY SUPPLY!

"[Love] maketh me to lie down in green pastures:" That’s MY REST!

"[Love] leadeth me beside still waters." That’s MY REFRESHMENT!

"[Love] restoreth my soul [spiritual sense]:" That’s God’s way of HEALING & MINE!

"[Love] leadeth me in the paths of righteousness" That’s God’s GUIDANCE & MINE!

"For His name's sake." That’s MY PURPOSE!

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death," That’s MY TESTING!

"I will fear no evil:" That’s MY PROTECTION!

"For [Love] is with me;" That’s God’s FAITHFULNESS and MINE!

"[Love's] rod and [Love's] staff they comfort me." That’s God’s DISCIPLINE and MINE!

"[Love] prepareth a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:" That’s MY HOPE!

"[Love] anointeth my head with oil;" That’s God’s CONSECRATION and MINE!

"My cup runneth over." That’s God’s ABUNDANCE and MINE!

"Surely goodness & mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:" That’s God’s BLESSING & Mine!

"And I will dwell in the house [the consciousness] of [Love]" That’s MY SECURITY!

"forever." That’s God’s ETERNAL HERITAGE and MINE!

(partly penned by CedarS Founder, Ruth Huff, partly by her son, Warren Huff)


W’s PS#6—Cobbey Crisler on II Corinthians 5:1-6, 16-17 (B8)
II Cor. 5, verse 1. Where we are now is a tabernacle, which if “dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens...” (We look out of heavenly consciousness—every window has a heavenly view. We worship where we live—Our bodies are our ultimate idols, if we are living there.

Verse 4. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened:” Jesus said take my yoke upon you for my yoke is easy and my burden light.”…

Verse 6. It’s not what we see but what we know that matters: “Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord.” This is one of the most radical statements in the whole Bible that is virtually skated over.

It is foolhardy to adapt ourselves to live in corporeality. You are a tenant in a tomb if at home in the body. Why be so satisfied with data coming to us from the 5 channels of the corporeal senses?
Jesus said “Take no thought for your body.”

Socrates said “The dead body will not be me. Don’t let him talk about burying Socrates. Say only that you are burying the body.”

Ishmael (In Moby Dick said “My body is but the lees of my better being.”

Verse 16. “Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh:”
The ultimate objective is to know no man (or woman) after the flesh, according to fleshly information. Our divine nature or anyone’s true, divine nature is not conveyed or confined by anything fleshly from “the old man.” As Jesus beheld, we are to behold the “new man” and in so doing make not just some things but ALL things new.

As Verse 17 says, “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.*

Transcribed from notes in the margins of Warren’s Bible from a talk by Cobbey Crisler**

*[Revelation 21:5 is CedarS 2019 theme: (And he that sat upon the throne said,) “Behold, I make all things new.”]


W’s PS#7—Cobbey Crisler on Jesus’ solving all human problems, Matthew 4:23 (B12):
Verse 23. And “healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.” Here are human problems that had defied solution, and Jesus solved them all based on his concept of theology, namely the kingdom. Remember a kingdom is not chaos. It’s an ordered government of heaven and harmony at hand.”
“Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master, A Tax Collector’s Report,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#8—Cobbey Crisler on Jesus’ commission in Matthew 10:7, 8 (B13) and reference to ( B9)
(Verse 7). "Say," Look at the first words there to say. Is that a coincidence, or is that essential? Where have we run into that statement before? "The kingdom of heaven is at hand." Who said it? Jesus' first statement (Matthew 4:17) after "Repent." (B9)

The assignments given to the disciples would not be assignments they were incapable of doing, or Jesus would have been unwise.

(Verse 8). He said, "Heal the sick." What do you expect them to do? He said, "Cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, and cast out devils." Notice the sequence. The things he did. Even putting casting-out-devils at a higher level of what was required of prayer than raising the dead. Then stating, "Freely ye have received, freely give."
Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master: A Tax-Collectors Report, B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#9 –Cobbey Crisler on John 17:3 (B15) Jesus prays for himself, disciples & us
“In Chapter 17 of John's gospel, Jesus is praying audibly. If we've ever wanted to be present when Jesus is praying, this is a very moving prayer indeed. It's divided into three sections. To whom does the prayer, represented in the first five verses, refer? Himself. It's a prayer for himself. Jesus did take time out for himself. This is just before Gethsemane. So you know what's in his thoughts.

John 17:1. It's in this prayer he says, "These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee."

John 17:2, "As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him."

John 17:3, "This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."

John 17:4. Imagine being able to say at the end of an earthly career, ''I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do." It would be wonderful if we could say that in any given day. But this is an entire career.

John 17:5, "Glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was." Look at the emphasis there. Again, on nativity and Spirit, the before-Abraham concept.

He ends his prayer for himself there. Beginning in Verse 6 and going all the way through Verse 19, he prays for the disciples, "I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world."

Then John 17:20 begins the third section of the prayer. For whom? For us. That is, if we believe. "Those which shall believe on me through the disciples 'word."

Can you possibly envision the kind of character required to spend the very evening of Gethsemane praying for us? Is there a shepherd motive? Its ultimate is being exemplified there. "Those that believe on me through their word."…

Has that prayer terminated? Has any communication between God and man, ascending or descending angels, terminated? Does that prayer still rest on the Son of Man, on you and me?

John 17:21. The prayer is, "that they all may be one." Look around and see what the major target is. To keep "all men from being one." If one can keep man from being at-one, then you're stuck with a divided God as well. It wrecks and ruins basic theology, that is, for the ones participating. No fragmentation, no separation. Jesus' prayer, as one of the hymns says, "For all his brethren, Father, that we may be one." That prayer extends way down to our age. If that were Jesus' prayer, it better be ours, especially if we claim to be his followers. The prayer "that we all may be one, as thou, Father, art in me." There's the standard of measurement. With that, Jesus ends his audible prayer.

“Book of John, A Walk with the Beloved Disciple,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


W’s PS#10—Cobbey Crisler on Mark 14-16 (B16, B17. B19): Ending with Risen Jesus commissioning us to bring results
Chapter 14. We’re aware of Jesus’ final, so-called “passion week."

Mark treats it in some detail and reminds us in Verse 21 that, "The Son of man goeth, as it is written of him.” We see the Son-of-man always associated with Jesus' human activities. Son-of-God is a higher status. The Son of man does go "as it is written of him." He goes where Scripture places him, even if it's on the cross. "The time is fulfilled" (Mark 1: 15). There's one of the foundational points.

Chapter 15, Verse 1. The trial begins before Pilate. Beginning Verse 22. We have the crucifixion after the trial before Pilate.

In Chapter 16, Verse 1, it's almost as if the world were being prepared for the gracious receptivity of womanhood which it has so long ignored. We encounter "Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome," who is probably the wife of Zebedee, and therefore the mother of John (the beloved disciple), and James. What are they doing at a tomb where the stone would be beyond their capability of rolling away? Womanhood came with an expectation of possibility, despite the obstacles.

Verse 3. They asked, "Who shall roll us away the stone?"

But Verse 4 shows us, "the stone is already rolled away."

Verse 5. Entering within, and only the women bear witness to the fact, there is an angel, "a young man.”

In some cases, two are reported inside the tomb. Matthew 28:2 records one "angel."

Luke 24:4 records "two men." John 20:12 records “two angels.”

We know from other gospel accounts that Peter and John raced to the tomb, looked, searched every inch of it, went all through it, saw all the linen clothes folded neatly, and then went back home to their supper (John 20:3-10). The women however, with greater humility and expectation saw that it is possible for one state of mind to look in the very place already searched by another state of mind, and find something there that the other had failed to bear witness to.

We discover that women had the spiritual right to be witnesses in an age when it was said that women were not legal personalities, and could not even bear witness in court.

Most of the early copies, if not all the early copies of Mark, end with Verse 8. It ends on a rather uncertain note, “They were afraid."

A longer ending from Verses 9 to 20 is included in other copies. Also there are excerpts appended here or there as if early editors didn't know where these belonged, but they were handed down as part of the Markan tradition.

After Verse 8 is an example. You can see this in the Revised Standard Version in a footnote. It reads, "But they reported briefly to Peter and those with him, all that they had been told. After then, Jesus himself sent out by means of them east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation."

One codex has this placed after Verse 14, "But they excused themselves, saying, this age of lawlessness and unbelief lies under the sway of Satan who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God. Therefore, they said to Christ, Reveal your righteousness now. Christ answered them, The term of years for Satan's power has now expired. But other terrors are now at hand. I was delivered to death on behalf of sinners that they might return to the truth, and sin no more. That they might inherit that glory of righteousness which is spiritual and imperishable in heaven."

“That translation is by Moffett. It is an early one. It is one manuscript.

Verse 17. The gospel of Mark ends with deeds, not words. "These signs shall follow them that believe.” There's one of our foundational points again (Mark 1:15). Those who believe will have signs that follow. Otherwise we’re not believers.

“We can say all we want, "We're believers m Jesus Christ," but we're not unless signs are following. That is Jesus' own definition of a believer.

All of these signs are fulfilled in the Book of Acts except the sign regarding poison. This was accomplished in an early Christian tradition by Barsebus. He was forced to drink poison and recovered without any problem. So, we have "the new tongues."

Verse 18. The ''taking up of serpents, the drinking any deadly thing,” even a poisonous chemical! Look at that in the environment today. "And be healed." It’s a sign that follows those that believe.

Why are we leaving our environment untouched by the Holy Spirit?

Why aren't we seeing the Spirit there, and therefore, liberty.

Verse 19. The ascension then is very briefly mentioned.

Verse 20. We find the apostolic works follow the apostolic words. They are inseparable. "They went forth, preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.”

“Amen,” meaning this is the truth. And if it is the truth, we know it makes us free. That gospel can be freed from the page on which it is writ ten and enter our own embodied lives, and be seen worldwide in results.

Satan, as Jesus was alleged to have said, “His term has expired.” Let's live like his term has expired and take joy in that exultant victory.

Yes, from that very shout on the cross. Some people think Jesus is shouting in pain. But one commentator says the Greek word is a shout of victory.
That’s the gospel, the good news of victory.”
“What Mark Recorded,”
by B. Cobbey Crisler**


**You can buy your own transcripts of most of Cobbey Crisler’s 28 talks at this website: www.crislerlibrary.co.uk Email your order or inquiry to office@crislerlibrary.co.uk, or directly o Janet Crisler, at janetcrisler7@gmail.com

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