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Delight today in GEMs of Biblical therapy and its healing tree, fed by inspired Prayer Watch “channels of thought!”

Warren Huff (with insights from Cobbey Crisler)
Posted Monday, March 30th, 2020

A Prayer Watch GEM for you! —Don’t be hacked from within by the VIRUS of unwise, “April Fool’s” atheism and its family members (according to Wikipedia) of “the supremacy of human reason… secular humanism… religious criticism…free-thought skepticism…” They all doubt Paul’s assertion that that “God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose.” (Romans 8:28, CEB) It’s been said, “There are no atheists in foxholes.” or in Intensive Care or on Ventilators…]

[W: Update and encouragement on ongoing Global Prayer Watch for World Health 2020:] Thanks to you all who have joined (or are now joining) our innumerable, worldwide army of angels in a Global Prayer Watch. In the mental warfare being waged against fear these days, I consider each of you friends who replied with “I’m-in!” as a “First Responder.” After your initial “I’m in!” response, several of you have emailed me some great inspiration and/or virtual collective activities to support—SEE my P.S. messages with links below as examples of each.

In the future it will streamline such sharing for me and for you, if you simply “Reply” to one of our several weekly emails (or send to newsletters@cedarscamps.org ) a message of “I’m still in!” (from Melbourne or wherever) PLUS if you have a helpful insight or hope-filled message either with or without your name as you wish to pass along.]


Now, here’s a helpful Cobbey Crisler Bible insight on VIRUSES from Psalm 14:1-3 & II Corinthians 10:5 (B13):
“In Chapter 14, Verse 1, “The fool”— that’s the kind of point of view it is, completely unwise“The fool that said in his heart, [There is] no God,” has a foolish point of view that exposes you to the infection of that idea. It communicates a contaminating influence if it cuts one off from the very source of life and health. Because treatment is available.

In Verse 2 “The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, [and] seek God.” Notice what arena we’re dealing with here. God was not checking our pulses [W: or our temperatures], but our thoughts. How do we know what effect thoughts actually have ultimately on the pulse, for example? “To see if there were any that could understand and [seek] God” because that’s the bottom line.

Instead, in Verse 3 “They are all gone aside, and become filthy.” Something that is unsanitary doesn’t belong; it’s not part of the health code of the Bible any more than it’s in the health code of material medica. Because what is unsanitary [W: is part of the unreality family and] is liable to cause or promote a disease.

It’s also interesting to note that the word “virus” which is being used so generally today as the cause of much of man’s physical complaints and effects [W:—as well as the cause of issues from implanted computer viruses or hacks].

The virus, according to Webster, is able to break down the defensive mechanism of the host. And, by the way, it comes from a Latin word that means poison or slimy liquid, virus. The word “filthy,” in part of its Hebrew meaning, is morally corrupt. So, we know we’re dealing really at both levels here, moral and physical. If out of that filthy condition, that polluted state of human consciousness, we’re coming to the conclusion “[there is] none that doeth good, no, not one,” has the defensive mechanism broken down? Have we become the host of ideas that are contaminating to our pure relationship to God? Or are we ingesting only those pure Words? It’s a question of thought. It’s the faculty of knowing that which God is addressing here.

Consider what Jesus lists in Mark 7, Verse 20, where he lists the toxic causes of man’s problems. He says, “That which comes out of the man, that defies the man.” Now we’re going the opposite route from those pure Words from God.

[Mark 7, Verse 21] From within,” and, by the way, that is almost the literal translation of the Latin word intestin from which our word “intestine” comes. “Out of the heart of men, proceed,” and look at the list; it’s certainly not intestinal fortitude, “evil thoughts, adulteries, fornication, porneia, root of our word pornography, murders.” [Verse 22]. “Thefts,” do we need to go into the headlines as current as this morning? “covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.” [W: fool, as in Psalm 14.1] And Jesus says in Mark 7, Verse 23, “All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” That’s where disease is also felt; the “within.”

[W: Instead of affirming that in God (and in reality) we have everything that we need,] We [often tend to] yearn for so much within, don’t we? How imperfectly that’s often expressed. Our longing often, perhaps most of the time, is expressed in terms that we would conquer the world outwardly in some way. [W: have lots of social media “likes” or followers…] Be appreciated. Be applauded. Be loved. Be served. Be patted on the head. Be comforted. Have obeisance shown to us. That we have the homage of the world outwardly. We want to conquer the world in some way. That’s trying to impose domination. That kind of longing is imperfectly expressed.

A more perfect sense of longing, the desire that Jesus calls prayer, would be to conquer all the influences of that same world inwardly. [W: “to bring EVERY thought”—NOT EVERY OTHER THOUGHT— “to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5, B13)] Then, you’re a king. In that sense Jesus was always a king. There’s nothing wrong with that messianic attribution to him of “king.” He ruled and nothing overruled him. But, look at all these things that [would attempt to] take over our “within” where the kingdom of God is supposed to be. And instead, we find anarchy most of the time.

What is disease? If the kingdom-of-God-within is the healed, whole state, then anarchy-within must also tell us what disease is. It’s an outright rebellion. It’s a “Declaration of Independence” by one organ over the rest of the bodily systems. The Bible endorses only one system [Romans 8.28] “All things work together for good to them that love God.” There is the prerequisite. We always have to have a prescription filled. We’ve got to love God. Then, “all things work together for good.” That’s the ideal situation for any system, bodily or solar, all things working together for good. That’s the definition of perfect health as well.”
“Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from Psalms,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**

Important P.S.


Don’t be a Fearful April Fool! – Today’s “NO fear” Prayer Watch messages as GEMs for you
[Warren:] My prayers this morning led me to the following, wonderful Sunday School testimony that illustrates the value of handling fear. As I read it, I “felt… the power of the Word” and hope you’ll feel it too! (CS Hymn #298)

[W: Stop the foolishness of “feeding fear” & of standing “aghast at nothingness” (S9, 563:6) Cobbey Crisler on Job 3:25 to handle thoughts fear. (Click for Job’s suicide stopping ideas.]

[CC:] Job 3:25. Here Job says the very well-known statement, one of the most well-known in the entire Bible, “the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me.“ The Hebrew literally is this, “I feared a fear and it came upon me.“ The second part of the verse repeats it because it’s poetry, “and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.” Look at the revelation, if we can use that word here about the nature of fear that we have. Had we already identified fear in Job’s thought earlier? (Voice: “Yes.”) Why did he get up every morning and go through that (ritual in Job 1:5 of offering burnt offerings for his children)? He says, “the thing I greatly feared,” way behind—suppressed very deeply.

He was just keeping ahead of that fear through his religion. Nothing happened, and therefore he was very religious. Then, when everything gets blown sky high—what’s going to happen to his religion?

What about this fear? What effect did it have? He saying, “the thing which I have greatly feared.” What is its relationship to the fear itself?

(Sound of writing on the chalkboard) Here is the fear. And here is the thing we fear. Resting in the thought of everyone, especially today, with so many things that seem to be happening unexpectedly. Is that all accumulating in the form of suppressed fear? Look at what Job says happens.

What is the relationship between the fear and the thing? (Voice: “Attraction.”) It is, isn’t it? In other words, this thing [W: CVoVid-19?] heads in the direction of the fear. It’s magnetic.

If we understand that to be true about the quality of fear in thought, would anyone* be afraid again?[*W: Maybe an “April Fear Fool?”] Would anyone* in his right mind want to be afraid again? If we knew that all that fear was doing, was attracting the thing that we were afraid of, right to us? Just think of the disservice so many Hollywood movies do, if this is correct. Also, ask yourself, if it is a coincidence, that right after we see certain movies, that we suddenly find the same disasters are occurring? The focus is human thought!

This is one of the most beautiful exposures of the nature of this to-and-fro evil to attack humanity. Our effort must be to break that magnetism so that the thing feared cannot come to man individually or collectively, because there’s nothing in thought to attract it.

The textbook gives us the solution to fear, the textbook of the Bible. Because I John (4:18) gives us the solution to fear. What is it? “Perfect Love castest out fear:” What kind of love?
It’s got to be perfect, not a chink in it, in the armor. Is that stating to us that only in thought is a complete defense, or panoply (a complete suit of armor), with the threat of something that otherwise would be fearsome indeed?

One of my Sunday School students once had the rest of the class on the edges of their chairs as a result of an experience she had just that week... It illustrates this. She was walking home very late at night after an extension course at a local college in a very poor area of town, not very well lit. As she was walking through suddenly she heard a car behind her. It squealed its brakes, stopped at the curb, and out jumped four leather-jacketed “gentlemen.” They ran right towards her, grabbed her, and started dragging her into the nearby woods.

Here comes the big question, like it came from Noah, like it came for Daniel, like it came for Job. Here it is still a question mark in her thought. That girl had been used to studying the Bible. She was pretty good with it theoretically. Here came an opportunity to see if it had any practical value. Of course, you don’t think too intellectually at times like that. She said to the class that all that came to her was something she hadn’t even recognized was from the Bible. She never even remembered reading it. It was (from Isaiah 43:5) “Fear not for I am with you.” She kept shouting that at the top of her lungs, “Fear not for I am with you.” [W:PS has more.]

Here was a mob scene. Something in the human nature of one of those boys was touched by that higher sense because it broke the mob up slightly. He said, “Hey, wait a minute, let’s let her alone. She’s not that kind of a girl.” That brief stopping of what looked like the inevitable was sufficient for a car, just coming around to catch the scene in its headlights. It was a police car.

The boys dropped her fast, got into their car and took off. The policemen, sizing it up quickly, stopped, went over to this gal and picked her up and said, “Would you like a ride home? Are you alright?” She said, “Yes, thank you very much.”

She rode in the car with the policemen back to her house and the driver said, “You know, little lady, how lucky you are. This isn’t our regular beat. Our beat’s one block up from here. But my buddy said, ‘Hey, tonight, why don’t we just go down and check that area?’ So, I agreed and we went.”

That gal, in really reaching out for the only possible help—there was no human help — had apparently touched the solution for her experience that could be the solution for all of us. What needed to be counteracted in thought was fear, because look what came to her, “Fear not!” Why? The textbook answer, “For I am with thee.” Just that mustard seed was able to counteract what would have been the magnetic attraction to the thing she greatly feared. It was also apparently enough to, not only reach the thought of one boy, but perhaps even to alert the policemen to an idea that they had not contemplated on the previous night.

And everything arrived at once. You can imagine what that meant to the kids when they heard that in Sunday School—and to me as well. I’ve always kind of taken it as a beautiful example of what Job is saying here in revealing the nature of fear.

There’s a movie ad I read not too recently showing that we’re almost gluttons for punishment as far as human nature is concerned. That movie ad—maybe you’ve seen it—it promises audiences in big, bold headlines, “AT LAST—TOTAL TERROR!” (Laughter) Who wants total terror? But people are paying money for it! When they leave that theater, what’s dancing on their eyelids and their mental memory as far as these things are concerned? What does a knock on the door, or a scream in the night, or [W: a mask, ambulance, counts of cases and deaths… ] anything else now mean in terms of believing in the helplessness of man and man shoved back into no-dominion-at-all, but fatalistically waiting for what comes?”
“The Case of Job,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


[W:] Here’s a link to the calendar-based history of April Fool’s Day as well as a little of the annual fun that CedarS Founder, Ruth E. Huff, had annually celebrating it.


Don’t be a Fearful April Fool! – Today’s “NO fear” Prayer Watch messages as GEMs for you
[Warren:] My prayers this morning led me to the following, wonderful Sunday School testimony that illustrates the value of handling fear. As I read it, I “felt… the power of the Word” and hope you’ll feel it too! (CS Hymn #298)

[W: Stop the foolishness of “feeding fear” and of standing “aghast at nothingness” (S9, 563:6) Cobbey Crisler on Job 3:25 to handle thoughts fear. Two acronyms for F.E.A.R. that were developed at CedarS and used there often to get kids of all ages through challenging activities or situations that stretch and worry them are: 1) False Evidence Appearing Real; and/or 2) Forgetting Everything About Reality. Both are healed by Remembering Everything About Reality with Gratitude for Everything About Reality! (A grateful state of mind also outlaws blindness to present good and so eliminates suicidal thinking. Click for Job’s suicide stopping ideas.]

[CC:] Job 3:25. Here Job says the very well-known statement, one of the most well-known in the entire Bible, “the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me.“ The Hebrew literally is this, “I feared a fear and it came upon me.“ The second part of the verse repeats it because it’s poetry, “and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.” Look at the revelation, if we can use that word here about the nature of fear that we have. Had we already identified fear in Job’s thought earlier? (Voice: “Yes.”) Why did he get up every morning and go through that (ritual in Job 1:5 of offering burnt offerings for his children)? He says, “the thing I greatly feared,” way behind—suppressed very deeply.

He was just keeping ahead of that fear through his religion. Nothing happened, and therefore he was very religious. Then, when everything gets blown sky high—what’s going to happen to his religion?

What about this fear? What effect did it have? He saying, “the thing which I have greatly feared.” What is its relationship to the fear itself?

(Sound of writing on the chalkboard) Here is the fear. And here is the thing we fear. Resting in the thought of everyone, especially today, with so many things that seem to be happening unexpectedly. Is that all accumulating in the form of suppressed fear? Look at what Job says happens.

What is the relationship between the fear and the thing? (Voice: “Attraction.”) It is, isn’t it? In other words, this thing [W: CVoVid-19?] heads in the direction of the fear. It’s magnetic.

If we understand that to be true about the quality of fear in thought, would anyone* be afraid again?[*W: Maybe an “April Fear Fool?”] Would anyone* in his right mind want to be afraid again? If we knew that all that fear was doing, was attracting the thing that we were afraid of, right to us? Just think of the disservice so many Hollywood movies do, if this is correct. Also, ask yourself, if it is a coincidence, that right after we see certain movies, that we suddenly find the same disasters are occurring? The focus is human thought!

This is one of the most beautiful exposures of the nature of this to-and-fro evil to attack humanity. Our effort must be to break that magnetism so that the thing feared cannot come to man individually or collectively, because there’s nothing in thought to attract it.

The textbook gives us the solution to fear, the textbook of the Bible. Because I John (4:18) gives us the solution to fear. What is it? “Perfect Love castest out fear:” What kind of love?
It’s got to be perfect, not a chink in it, in the armor. Is that stating to us that only in thought is a complete defense, or panoply (a complete suit of armor), with the threat of something that otherwise would be fearsome indeed?

One of my Sunday School students once had the rest of the class on the edges of their chairs as a result of an experience she had just that week... It illustrates this. She was walking home very late at night after an extension course at a local college in a very poor area of town, not very well lit. As she was walking through suddenly she heard a car behind her. It squealed its brakes, stopped at the curb, and out jumped four leather-jacketed “gentlemen.” They ran right towards her, grabbed her, and started dragging her into the nearby woods.

Here comes the big question, like it came from Noah, like it came for Daniel, like it came for Job. Here it is still a question mark in her thought. That girl had been used to studying the Bible. She was pretty good with it theoretically. Here came an opportunity to see if it had any practical value. Of course, you don’t think too intellectually at times like that. She said to the class that all that came to her was something she hadn’t even recognized was from the Bible. She never even remembered reading it. It was (from Isaiah 43:5) “Fear not for I am with you.” She kept shouting that at the top of her lungs, “Fear not for I am with you.” [W:PS has more.]

Here was a mob scene. Something in the human nature of one of those boys was touched by that higher sense because it broke the mob up slightly. He said, “Hey, wait a minute, let’s let her alone. She’s not that kind of a girl.” That brief stopping of what looked like the inevitable was sufficient for a car, just coming around to catch the scene in its headlights. It was a police car.

The boys dropped her fast, got into their car and took off. The policemen, sizing it up quickly, stopped, went over to this gal and picked her up and said, “Would you like a ride home? Are you alright?” She said, “Yes, thank you very much.”

She rode in the car with the policemen back to her house and the driver said, “You know, little lady, how lucky you are. This isn’t our regular beat. Our beat’s one block up from here. But my buddy said, ‘Hey, tonight, why don’t we just go down and check that area?’ So, I agreed and we went.”

That gal, in really reaching out for the only possible help—there was no human help — had apparently touched the solution for her experience that could be the solution for all of us. What needed to be counteracted in thought was fear, because look what came to her, “Fear not!” Why? The textbook answer, “For I am with thee.” Just that mustard seed was able to counteract what would have been the magnetic attraction to the thing she greatly feared. It was also apparently enough to, not only reach the thought of one boy, but perhaps even to alert the policemen to an idea that they had not contemplated on the previous night.

And everything arrived at once. You can imagine what that meant to the kids when they heard that in Sunday School—and to me as well. I’ve always kind of taken it as a beautiful example of what Job is saying here in revealing the nature of fear.

There’s a movie ad I read not too recently showing that we’re almost gluttons for punishment as far as human nature is concerned. That movie ad—maybe you’ve seen it—it promises audiences in big, bold headlines, “AT LAST—TOTAL TERROR!” (Laughter) Who wants total terror? But people are paying money for it! When they leave that theater, what’s dancing on their eyelids and their mental memory as far as these things are concerned? What does a knock on the door, or a scream in the night, or [W: a mask, ambulance, counts of cases and deaths… ] anything else now mean in terms of believing in the helplessness of man and man shoved back into no-dominion-at-all, but fatalistically waiting for what comes?”
“The Case of Job,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


[W:] Here’s a link to the calendar-based history of April Fool’s Day as well as a little of the annual fun that CedarS Founder, Ruth E. Huff, had annually celebrating it.


Don’t be a Fearful April Fool! – Today’s “NO fear” Prayer Watch messages as GEMs for you
[Warren:] My prayers this morning led me to the following, wonderful Sunday School testimony that illustrates the value of handling fear. As I read it again, I “felt… the power of the Word” and hope you’ll feel it too!

[W: Stop the foolishness of “feeding fear” & of standing “aghast at nothingness” (S9, 563:6) Cobbey Crisler on Job 3:25 to handle thoughts fear. (Click for Job’s suicide stopping ideas.]

[CC:] Job 3:25. Here Job says the very well-known statement, one of the most well-known in the entire Bible, “the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me.“ The Hebrew literally is this, “I feared a fear and it came upon me.“ The second part of the verse repeats it because it’s poetry, “and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.” Look at the revelation, if we can use that word here about the nature of fear that we have. Had we already identified fear in Job’s thought earlier? (Voice: “Yes.”) Why did he get up every morning and go through that (ritual in Job 1:5 of offering burnt offerings for his children)? He says, “the thing I greatly feared,” way behind—suppressed very deeply.

He was just keeping ahead of that fear through his religion. Nothing happened, and therefore he was very religious. Then, when everything gets blown sky high—what’s going to happen to his religion?

What about this fear? What effect did it have? He saying, “the thing which I have greatly feared.” What is its relationship to the fear itself?

(Sound of writing on the chalkboard) Here is the fear. And here is the thing we fear. Resting in the thought of everyone, especially today, with so many things that seem to be happening unexpectedly. Is that all accumulating in the form of suppressed fear? Look at what Job says happens.

What is the relationship between the fear and the thing? (Voice: “Attraction.”) It is, isn’t it? In other words, this thing [W: CVoVid-19?] heads in the direction of the fear. It’s magnetic.

If we understand that to be true about the quality of fear in thought, would anyone* be afraid again?[*W: Maybe an “April Fear Fool?”] Would anyone* in his right mind want to be afraid again? If we knew that all that fear was doing, was attracting the thing that we were afraid of, right to us? Just think of the disservice so many Hollywood movies do, if this is correct. Also, ask yourself, if it is a coincidence, that right after we see certain movies, that we suddenly find the same disasters are occurring? The focus is human thought!

This is one of the most beautiful exposures of the nature of this to-and-fro evil to attack humanity. Our effort must be to break that magnetism so that the thing feared cannot come to man individually or collectively, because there’s nothing in thought to attract it.

The textbook gives us the solution to fear, the textbook of the Bible. Because I John (4:18) gives us the solution to fear. What is it? “Perfect Love castest out fear:” What kind of love?
It’s got to be perfect, not a chink in it, in the armor. Is that stating to us that only in thought is a complete defense, or panoply (a complete suit of armor), with the threat of something that otherwise would be fearsome indeed?

One of my Sunday School students once had the rest of the class on the edges of their chairs as a result of an experience she had just that week... It illustrates this. She was walking home very late at night after an extension course at a local college in a very poor area of town, not very well lit. As she was walking through suddenly she heard a car behind her. It squealed its brakes, stopped at the curb, and out jumped four leather-jacketed “gentlemen.” They ran right towards her, grabbed her, and started dragging her into the nearby woods.

Here comes the big question, like it came from Noah, like it came for Daniel, like it came for Job. Here it is still a question mark in her thought. That girl had been used to studying the Bible. She was pretty good with it theoretically. Here came an opportunity to see if it had any practical value. Of course, you don’t think too intellectually at times like that. She said to the class that all that came to her was something she hadn’t even recognized was from the Bible. She never even remembered reading it. It was (from Isaiah 43:5) “Fear not for I am with you.” She kept shouting that at the top of her lungs, “Fear not for I am with you.” [W:PS has more.]

Here was a mob scene. Something in the human nature of one of those boys was touched by that higher sense because it broke the mob up slightly. He said, “Hey, wait a minute, let’s let her alone. She’s not that kind of a girl.” That brief stopping of what looked like the inevitable was sufficient for a car, just coming around to catch the scene in its headlights. It was a police car.

The boys dropped her fast, got into their car and took off. The policemen, sizing it up quickly, stopped, went over to this gal and picked her up and said, “Would you like a ride home? Are you alright?” She said, “Yes, thank you very much.”

She rode in the car with the policemen back to her house and the driver said, “You know, little lady, how lucky you are. This isn’t our regular beat. Our beat’s one block up from here. But my buddy said, ‘Hey, tonight, why don’t we just go down and check that area?’ So, I agreed and we went.”

That gal, in really reaching out for the only possible help—there was no human help — had apparently touched the solution for her experience that could be the solution for all of us. What needed to be counteracted in thought was fear, because look what came to her, “Fear not!” Why? The textbook answer, “For I am with thee.” Just that mustard seed was able to counteract what would have been the magnetic attraction to the thing she greatly feared. It was also apparently enough to, not only reach the thought of one boy, but perhaps even to alert the policemen to an idea that they had not contemplated on the previous night.

And everything arrived at once. You can imagine what that meant to the kids when they heard that in Sunday School—and to me as well. I’ve always kind of taken it as a beautiful example of what Job is saying here in revealing the nature of fear.

There’s a movie ad I read not too recently showing that we’re almost gluttons for punishment as far as human nature is concerned. That movie ad—maybe you’ve seen it—it promises audiences in big, bold headlines, “AT LAST—TOTAL TERROR!” (Laughter) Who wants total terror? But people are paying money for it! When they leave that theater, what’s dancing on their eyelids and their mental memory as far as these things are concerned? What does a knock on the door, or a scream in the night, or [W: a mask, ambulance, counts of cases and deaths… ] anything else now mean in terms of believing in the helplessness of man and man shoved back into no-dominion-at-all, but fatalistically waiting for what comes?”
“The Case of Job,” by B. Cobbey Crisler**


[W:] Here’s a link to the calendar-based history of April Fool’s Day as well as a little of the fun that CedarS Founder, Ruth E. Huff, had annually celebrating April Fool's Day!


[W:] Check out below some precious, fear-breaking promises from
yesterday’s e-newsletter from the Christian Science Nursing Network.
To help support their work go to
https://csnnetwork.org/donate/]

"At a time of contagious disease, Christian Scientists endeavor to rise in consciousness to the true sense of the omnipotence of Life, Truth, and Love, and this great fact in Christian Science realized will stop a contagion."

(The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 116:2)


“Then as to the laws — the health laws of the States on the question of infectious and contagious diseases. How does Christian Science stand as to them?”

“I say, ‘Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's.' We cannot force perfection on the world. Were vaccination of any avail, I should tremble for mankind; but, knowing it is not, and that the fear of catching smallpox is more dangerous than any material infection, I say: Where vaccination is compulsory, let your children be vaccinated, and see that your mind is in such a state that by your prayers vaccination will do the children no harm. So long as Christian Scientists obey the laws, I do not suppose their mental reservations will be thought to matter much. But every thought tells, and
Christian Science will overthrow false knowledge in the end.”

(The First Church of Christ, Scientist and Miscellany, Mary Baker Eddy, pp. 344:21–6


“After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. ...

... And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather
rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”
(Luke 10:1, 17–20)


“After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. ...

... And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather
rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”
(Luke 10:1, 17–20)


“After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. ...

... And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather
rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.”
(Luke 10:1, 17–20)


Delight today in GEMs of Biblical therapy and its healing tree, fed by inspired Prayer Watch “channels of thought!”
[Science and Health, p. 593:14 definition of RIVER]
“My prayer some daily good to do to Thine, for Thee; An offering pure of Love, whereto God leadeth me.” Hymn 257

[Warren continued: Here’s where this “GEM of the Day” (God Expressed Meekly/Mightily in us today) fits within this week’s growing string of GEMs. ]

Monday insights from Cobbey Crisler on citation B1, Psalm 1:1-3:
[CC:] “The very opening Psalm sets the tone for the entire psalter [or book of psalms]… We’re told right away that happiness, certainly an objective of all of us*, is the result if a man DOESN'T do certain things [W: such as, “by the consent of the governed” does not leave home, does not gather in groups larger than ten… ] and DOES do other things… [W: such as do wash hands, do practice social distancing…]

[W:] What NOT to do— [CC on Ps. 1:1:] “Don’t follow the advice of the ungodly… the morally wrong... Don’t sit in the seat of those who deride or mock. [W: as if putting down others would benefit oneself politically.] Getting rid of that is the purgative [W: or purging part of the cure or medicine]

[W:] What TO do— [CC on Ps. 1:2:] “What do we take, then as the restorative “medicine?” [W: or the invigorating part of a stimulus package for a return to health.] [CC:] “His delight in [W: or his pursuit of happiness] is in what?... “Meditation day and night in God’s law.” [Psalm 1:2] His teaching.”

[CC on Ps. 1:3] “Then, the tree appears in Verse 3, “that tree that brings forth fruit in his season with the leaf that will not wither or fade.” That tree is mentioned later in Ezekiel [47:12]…

[CC:] "Of course, we find the whole idea expanding when we reach that tree in the last chapter of the Bible. That tree has grown in our thought too. Its grand root has been fed by the rivers of spiritual inspiration.” [W: and by our inspired Global Prayer Watchers who are “all in this together!”]
[CC:] “That fruit is fair. It’s never consumed. Its leaf is for medicine. The leaves of the tree may include prescriptions from the Psalms that we will be focusing on.”

“Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from Psalms,” by B. Cobbey Crisler*[Warren:] Happiness is a key theme of this week’s Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson on “Unreality” for April 5, 2020 as well as one of three, Creator-“endowed… inalienable rights” to pursue according to the Declaration of Independence* of the United States of America.

Mary Baker Eddy has inspiring things to say about the Declaration of Independence in Science and Health, p. 106:6 and 161:12.

We at CedarS are thrilled to be able to share an inspiring gift with you to help undergird and uplift this time of global and national prayer with affirmations of mankind's divine rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happinees." Click on the links to the left to hear two excellent talks given at CedarS Camps over a past Memorial Weekend. https://www.cedarscamps.org/metaphysical/founding/

The 28-minute keynote talk, given by esteemed historian Clark Beim-Esche as sponsored by the Donald L. Koch Foundation. Clark brings to life the nation's founding documents: the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. This talk serves as a timely reminder of the vision and sacrifices that undergird the freedoms guaranteed for all Americans today.

We also include the introduction to this talk given by practitioner Gary Duke, C.S. While pointing out that the religious freedoms outlined by the nation's founders made possible the founding of Christian Science in this country, Gary also illustrates how the Ten Commandments, Sermon on the Mount, and Scientific Statement of Being serve as spiritual declarations of independence, constitutions, and bills of rights for all of humanity.

Hopefully, you can find time to listen at this stay at home period when all U.S. citizens need to rally around our common cause of freedom to support a united country with a healthy workforce and rapidly rebounding economy.




[Warren:] PLEASE MAKE PLANS to be AT CedarS THIS SUMMER! and/or THIS FALL!
A #BestSummerYet! is being hourly planned and loved into 2020 vision with the active efforts and spiritual support of "best fans" like you from all across the globe. We will, of course, lovingly adapt to and obey all guidelines given, knowing that when divine adaptations are made, universal, divine bestowals come right along with them. (SH p.13:2)
We also agree that "Of two things fate cannot rob us, namely, of choosing the best [summer yet and best fall yet!], and of helping others thus to choose." (Miscellany, 165:2)

As soon as more CedarS 365 Virtual Gatherings are developed or as any schedule adjustments are need they will be shared in the center News section of CedarS Homepage www.cedarscamps.org/.

CedarS 365 Zoom Hymn Sings!
We had over 700 screens opened to well over a thousand viewers and singers in last night's second in our ongoing Spring series of CedarS 365 Zoom Hymn Sings! (Not recorded, so mark your calendars for next week's schedule!

More Endowment Funding will help CedarS keep giving through turbulent economic times. To our dear friends who have IRA distributions to make, please consider strengthening CedarS Endowment with a timely, MATCHED gift to CedarS Endowment Campaign! We are forwarding our office phone line 636-394-6162 so that you can call at nearly any time to discuss your interests or to give us your ideas and your support. https://www.cedarscamps.org/giving/designations/

or you also can MAIL your tax-deductible support to our St. Louis area office address:
The CedarS Camps, Inc.
410 Sovereign Court #8
Ballwin, MO 63011

CedarS is a not-for-profit, 501-C-3 organization with Federal ID # 44-0663883.

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