February 25 – The War Within
And he was dumb, because he believed not.
There is physical correspondence to faith and to doubt.
Especially is this so among those who would serve Me. For unlike others, they are not so controlled by the law of physical success or failure, but are under the direct control of the Laws of My Kingdom.
So, in many cases, you may note good health in one ignorant of Me, and ill-health in one of My followers, until he has learned the full control of the physical by the Spiritual. In his case the warring of physical and Spiritual may cause physical ill-health, or unrest.
So do not fret about the physical side, aim increasingly at control by My Spirit.
February 25 – How To Conquer
Joy is the sovereign balm for all the ills of the world, the spirit-cure for every ailment. There is nothing that Joy and Love cannot do.
Set your standard very high. Aim at conquering a world, the world around you. Just say, “Jesus conquers” — “Jesus saves” — in the face of every doubt, every sin, every evil, every fear.
No evil can stand against that, for there is “none other Name under Heaven given among men, whereby men can be saved.” To every thought of want or lack, “Jesus saves from poverty,” to every fear, “Jesus saves from fear.”
Do this to every ill and it will vanish, as night when the sun arises.
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors
through him that loved us.” Romans 8:37
February 24 – Always Antagonism
And He passing through the midst of them.
Face evil undaunted, and it will fall back, and let you pass on and do your work for Me.
The maddened crowd had sought to cast Me headlong, but they made way for Me, and through their midst I passed unhindered.
Do not be surprised to find antagonism where you meet evil, because you are a home of My Spirit, and it is My Spirit that arouses the antagonism. Go on your way so quietly, and trust in Me.
In My Strength My follower need not flinch, but, boldly facing evil, will overcome evil with good.
You follow the dauntless Christ.
February 24 – Share Everything
Silently the work of the Spirit is done.
Already Love is drawing others to you. Take all who come as sent by Me, and give them a royal welcome. It will surprise you, all that I have planned for you.
Welcome all who come with the love of both your hearts. You may not see the work. Today they may not need you. Tomorrow they may need you. I may send you strange visitors. Make each desire to return. Nobody must come and feel unwanted.
Share your Love, your Joy, your Happiness, your time, your food, gladly with all. Such wonders will unfold. You see it all but in bud now — the glory of the open flower is beyond all your telling. Love, Joy, Peace, in richest abundance — only believe. Give out Love and all you can with a glad free heart and hand. Use all you can for others, and back will come such countless stores and blessings.
“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ,
and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18
February 23 – Conquering And To Conquer
Always seek some conquest, for spiritual growth requires it. In the natural world you see how necessary this striving is, and in the mental and spiritual worlds there must be struggle too.
So, as you go forward in your spiritual life, you will see always a fresh conquest demanding your effort.
Shun stagnation. Never be discouraged if always you see some fault requiring to be overcome, some obstacle to be surmounted.
Thus you go forth with Me conquering and to conquer.
February 23 – Secret Of Healing
Love the busy life. It is a joy-filled life. I love you both and bid you be of good cheer. Take your fill of joy in the Spring.
Live outside whenever possible. Sun and air are My great healing forces, and that inward Joy that changes poisoned blood to a pure healthy life-giving flow.
Never forget that real healing of body, mind, and Spirit comes from within, from the close loving contact of your spirit with My Spirit.
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun
of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.” Malachi 4:2
February 22 – Wonder-Work
All work with Me is wonder-work. God working in and through man. This should be the normal work of every Christian’s day. For this I came to earth, to show man this could be.
For this I left the earth, so that this should be. Can life offer anything more for you than that you fulfill in yourselves My expectations for My disciples?
Satan frustrates My plan by whispering to My followers a mock humility in which they trace not his evil hand — “They are too weak, too small, too unimportant to do much . . . ”
Away with false humility, which limits not you but Me. Mine is the Power.
February 22 – You Must Trust
You must trust Me wholly. This lesson has to be learnt. You shall be helped, you shall be led, guided, continually. The children of Israel would long before have entered the Promised Land — only their doubts and fears continually drove them back into the wilderness. Remember always, doubts delay. Are you trusting all to Me or not?
I have told you how to live and you must do it. My children, I love you. Trust My tender Love. It will never fail you, but you must learn not to fail it.
Oh! could you see, you would understand. You have much to learn in turning out fear and being at peace. All your doubts arrest My work. You must not doubt. I died to save you from sin and doubt and worry. You must believe in Me absolutely.
“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under
his wings shalt thou trust.” Psalm 91:4
February 21 – Wise As Serpents
Each servant of Mine should regard himself as an outpost for My Truths, where he must be prepared to receive My Messages, and to signal them on. This is work of great importance in My Kingdom.
Wherever you go make Me known. That was My Risen injunction, My Commission. Wherever you go establish outposts of My Empire, make contacts for Me. Make Me known to men — sometimes by speech, sometimes in silence.
“Light comes with each forward step.
Until you take that step, you will get no more Light.”
— Dr. Joseph B. Kennedy, Sr.
February 21 – Nothing Can Hurt
The way is plain.
You do not need to see far ahead. Just one step at a time with Me. The same light to guide you as the Hosts of Heaven know — the Son of Righteousness Himself.
Only self can cast a shadow on the way. Be more afraid of Spirit-unrest, of soul-disturbance, of any ruffling of the Spirit, than of earthquake or fire or any outside forces.
When you feel the absolute calm has been broken — away alone with Me until your heart sings, and all is strong and calm.
These are the only times when evil can find an entrance. The forces of the evil surround the city of man-soul, and are keenly alert for one such unguarded spot, through which an arrow can pierce and do havoc.
Remember all that you have to do is to keep calm and happy. God does the rest. No evil force can hinder My Power — only you yourself have power to do that. Think when all God’s mighty forces are arrayed to aid you — and your poor, puny self impedes their onward march.
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow…Sufficient
unto the day is the evil thereof.” Matthew 6:34