“Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” – Q&A #10

Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Enable us to know, — as in heaven, so on earth, — God is omnipotent, supreme.

Question: Did Jesus teach that God’s will is done on earth?

Answer: The mission of Jesus was to prove that God’s kingdom was already here, and that God was all-powerful Love, in spite of what the physical senses told mankind. He did this not only
through his words, but through his healing works.

“Jesus illustrated the divine Principle and the power of immortal Mind by healing sickness and sin and destroying the foundations of death.” (S&H 171:14)

“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”
(I John 3:8)

Jesus taught that the power he expressed was not personal, but was God’s will:

“I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.” (John 5:30)

Because the healings of Jesus came from an impersonal divine Principle which is ever-present, they were not limited to him. We can all heal! Mary Baker Eddy writes:

“The highest earthly representative of God, speaking of human ability to reflect divine power, prophetically said to his disciples, speaking not for their day only but for all time: ‘He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also;’ and ‘These signs shall follow them that believe.’”
(S&H 52:23)

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”
Copyright 2005)

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Thy Will #10

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