After Final Review . . .
Below are some very Merry Christmas Gifts from Raymond Charles Barker from 1966 for this Month of Preparation, Expectation, Acceptance, and Celebration and Expression or the only PEACE there is on earth in any tangible and demonstrable way. It is the true meaning of Advent and the work of the Holy Spirit of God as the Presence of Christ is refreshed and enlivened within each on of us during this wonderful Season of Life giving Itself to Life within each one of us today. God bless you all as this year and my time with you ends with the beginning of the New Year of even greater expectation and joy.
“Be careful of false prophets who come to you in lamb’s clothing,
but within they are ravening wolves.” – Matthew 7:15
Surrounded by the Good, I keep myself disciplined to let only the Good be in my world this day. Evil shall not fool me. Its subtle negatives shall find no resting place in my consciousness. I am on guard at the entrances to my mind, and only that which is of good report shall enter the household of my mind. I have spiritual discrimination. I perceive Truth in all I do, say or this
I know God as my mind and Love as my heart. I cannot be deceived by error. God is my foundation and I shall not be moved. The winds of false belief touch me not. Steadfastly knowing the Good, I demonstrate so all can see the glory of peace and the dignity of spiritual living. I am guided by a perfect Mind, and all my decisions are right. I know what to do, how to do it and when to do it. There is no procrastination in my soul. I act as God acts, on time and in order.
“For though we do live an earthly life, yet we do not serve worldly things. For the weapons we use are not earthly weapons, but of the might of God by which we conquer rebellious strongholds, casting down imaginations, and every false thing that exalts itself against the true knowledge of God, and capturing and conforming every thought and action to the obedience of the Christ within.” –
2 Corinthians 10:3ff
The Lord God Omnipotent is the power of my being. To me It gives of Itself completely. It has created me to be a distributing center for Its right use. I now accept the responsibility of spiritual living,and dedicate my mind, heart and affairs to right use of power. In my thinking God is the power of creation. In my emotions God is the power of creative Love. In my world, power takes form according to my direction. I am a generating center of unconditioned power. What I think causes something to happen, so I control my thoughts for right uses. I watch my motives, my desires and my purposes. I hold last to that which is true of God and therefore true of myself. I use this day as a challenge to create by thought, word and deed a better experience for myself and others. I let power flow from me under the direction of my indwelling Christ.
“The Lord is my strength and song . . . .” – Exodus 15:2 KJV
I sing the song triumphant, a psalm of praise to the indwelling God. I rejoice in life, my life right here and right now. I give thanks for that song in my heart which lifts my soul to the heights of the Spirit. This day is the day of the Lord. In it God is the Good which I have, and Love attends me on every hand. I walk in the light, gladly acknowledging the allness of God and the fullness of Truth. I am equal to all situations. I meet every need with right thinking. I behold the God-centered man and woman in all whom I know and meet. No challenge is too great for me, and no detail is too minor to be handled with ease. All events work together for my Good. I watch the action of God taking place wherever I am and in whatever I am doing. The Divine Presence surrounds me with Its beneficence. In my heart is the Song Triumphant. I praise the indwelling God.
In joy and thanksgiving for the time we had together, I say “Good-bye, and God grant your every wish and consequence of a God-consciousness well lived and wonderfully expressed this day and beyond until next ‘Forever-Day!!’ And so It is!!!”