“For thine is the kingdom . . . ” – Q&A #4

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
For God is infinite, all-power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.

Question: Since God is “all-power,” what does that mean for his image, man?

Answer: There is no power in mortal man, but spiritual man, of course, reflects God’s
omnipotence. For instance, strength is not in muscle or human intellect, but is reflected power from God, expressed in man. Our power to heal, to govern ourselves, to have
dominion over all earthly beliefs, is from God:

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
(II Tim. 1:7)

“The highest earthly representative of God, speaking of human ability to reflect the 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)

In order to utilize God’s power, however, we must live in obedience to Him.

“Obedience to Truth gives man power and strength. Submission to error superinduces loss of power.” (S&H 183:23)

“The good you do and embody gives you the only power obtainable.” (S&H 192:23-24)

“Whatever holds human thought in line with unselfed love, receives directly the divine power.”
(S&H 192:30-31)

The only true power is good!

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

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For Thine - #4

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