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and proclaim health, opulence, all good, and nothing else. In a strong positive attitude there is no room for negations; only as the strong attitude is abandoned do the negatives edge their way in. So be strong, be vital; vitality is yours through recognition of the I in every atom of you. This strong attitude keeps out all intruders, who would give contradictory report, usurp the throne of supremacy, proclaiming the body in disease instead of health. Keep out these intruders by being positive in every atom through the most positive power in the world, asserting its presence and control in every atom.

I hold it true that thoughts are things,
Endowed with beings, breath and wings,
And that we send them forth to fill
The world with good results — or ill.

That which we call our secret thought
Speeds to the earth's remotest spot,
And leaves its blessings, or its woes,
Like tracks behind it as it goes.

It is God's law. Remember it
In your still chamber as you sit
With thoughts you would not dare have known,
And yet make comrades when alone.

These thoughts have life, and they will fly
And leave their impress by and by,
Like some marsh breeze whose poisoned breath
Breathes into homes its fevered death.

And after you have quite forgot,
Or all outgrown some vanished thought,
Back to your mind to make its home -
A dove or raven it will come.

Then let your secret thoughts be fair;
They have a vital part and share
In shaping worlds, and moulding fate —
God's system is so intricate.




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A condensed report of the remarks made by Mrs. Katherine Hunter, who led the Wednesday afternoon service on December 12, 1900.

Mrs. Hunter said: "I will take for my subject Jesus' words, “Take Heed.' Just before Jesus is reported to have taken his departure from mortal sight, he said, I go to prepare a place for you,' and . In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so I would have told you.' Then Peter, who heard these words, says we need to keep these things in remembrance. That is, take heed, for 'we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye witnesses of his majesty. For he received from God, the Father, honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory. This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. And this voice which came from heaven we heard when we were with him in the holy mount.'

“ Peter knew these words were to go to the world throughout the ages, for the world could not see what they saw, nor hear the voice. So he says, “We have a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that you take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.' Then he


that we must know that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. What is for one is for all, which means what was for Jesus Christ is for But there is a more sure way

says, whereunto we do well to take heed.' What is that?

What is that? A light

“ that shineth in a dark place.' What is that Light? Ah, that is the question. It is a light that shineth always and it lights up the darkness. It is the light of understanding; it was the light that shone in Jesus, for he had no darkness in his consciousness; it is the light that reveals our oneness with the Father, that makes us know how to say, “I and the

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Father are one.

In Jesus there was no dawn, for there was no night there. It was always light. To him there was no death, there was only life. He could cross the spheres and prove the omnipresence. of God. He did many mighty works, and he said, These things, and greater shall ye do.'

“Now, what are we to do? • Take heed.' Take heed of what? Of the Light that is in thee. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death or obedience unto righteousness.' For of whom a man is overcome, of the same he is brought into bondage.' For if when they have escaped the pollution of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.'

“So obedience brings righteousness, and disobedience rewards with failure. Living in the five senses unillumined, giving ourselves over to that which we have formerly served, is living in the world, and the world in return gives the best that it has and all that it has — trouble, failure, the grave. After the moth has eaten, the rust corrupted, and the thieves taken what they want, what is left that is desirable? This is the result when one does not take heed to the Light that is in him. • This is the Light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world.' It is the Light that Peter, James and John saw when they were in the Holy Mount,' the Mount of Illumination. When we are assured in this principle, in this truth, in this knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ, His Son, then we are partakers of the same Divine Nature. When we have this knowledge of God, of who, what and where He is, then we know who, what and where we are, and we have escaped the corruption of the world and are wearing the seamless garment.

“If we want to make our calling and election sure, we will have to do these things and take heed.'

Everyone who has even a little of this understanding is trying to overcome, and such an one needs the love and charity of every other one. We are tried as by 'fire. If we hope to have an entrance ministered unto us into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and abound in these things, we have to give for, or always give truth for error, good for evil, which means forgiveness. We must cease becoming and turn our eyes to that Light, and then there will be no darkness in us, and we can forgive seven times seven and seventy times seven. Then will we stand in that place of which Jesus said, • If it were not so, I would have told you.'”

A condensed report of meeting held Wednesday, December 26, 1900, led by Mrs. Yancy.

The leader opened the services by reading portions from the Scriptures, closing with, “And, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” She then said, “We must understand this Scripture if we would get good results from its study.

“When Jesus said, 'Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world,' he did not mean that the world is going to be burned up and disappear, and the stars fall and the moon vanish and the sun fade away. He meant that the one who says “I AM’is immortal and will be always, even when the thing which we call matter, and endow with power and resistance, shall have yielded up its opposition and become obedient to our word of command, and we shall realize that Spirit is all and all-powerful.

“What a wonderful thought to come into the darkened mind of man, Lo, I am with you alway.' Why, that is my name, • I AM.' And I am immortal. That thought alone is blessing enough for one after


all feel as I do, you have had a great blessing already. We have thought that it was Jesus speaking and assuring us that he would be with us alway, to comfort us, and thus we have been looking outside for help. We seemed to be left alone and

noon, and if

powerless, and here we find that we are continually saying 'I Am of ourselves, and so of course “I AM with you alway' is true, for that is our true self. But who is it that thus speaks, and who thus spoke in Jesus? Why, the Christ, the Son of God, the one who also says, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.' That is the Christ to be formed in us through our steadfast recognition of It. • Let Christ be formed in you,' or in your consciousness, by recognizing the truth about yourself.

“We are to cleanse ourselves of sin and all unrighteousness and let Christ in us be our hope of glory now, and not to let the Christ in Jesus be our hope of glory to come after some future event. This is why we claim everything now and put it not off until tomorrow or some future time. The I am, the real of us, the Christ in us, is with us now, the perfect Son of the living God. So we no longer say, I will do thus and so by-and-by,' but we say, 'I am healthy and happy now, for no one can take my glory from me, the glory as of the only begotten Son, for there is but one I am, and I am that I Am.'

"I have not given you a silent thought, as we usually have at the opening of these services. Don't you know that you are full of silent thoughts. What you need is spoken thoughts, for thus are the silent thoughts made visible. Talk, talk of the good. Tell

I would not give a cent for a thought that never comes forth into manifestation. Only the other day I saw a lot of deaf and dumb people trying to communicate, and I thought, “The reason you can't talk is because you would not talk.' They have buried their talent of beautiful speech and it has been taken away from them and given to someone who will tell it out.

“But we must watch our words, for we shall give an account of every idle word. We have trouble, and suffer, and ask, Where did this come from?' If you could look back you would easily find it in some false or idle word. Let the words of my mouth and

it out.


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