Wednesday Readings: Time & Healing

The following citations from The Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy were read during the Nov. 3, 2010 Wednesday Testimony Meeting of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Chagrin Falls, OH. After the readings, those attending the meeting are encouraged to share proofs of God's care.  All are lovingly invited to attend the 7:30 p.m. Wednesday meetings at our church. 

The Bible

Ps 6:3 O,2 (to 2nd ;),6
O Lord, how long?  

Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me;

I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.  

Ps 13:1

How long wilt thou forget me, O Lord? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?  

Ps. 70:1,5 I
Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord.  

I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O Lord, make no tarrying.  

Isa 41:10
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.  

Jer. 31:3 Yea
Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.  

Jer 30:17 1st I (to ;)
I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord;

Isa 29:5 yea

yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.  

II Cor. 6:2 1st behold
behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

Heb. 4:12 the (to 2nd ,)
the word of God is quick, and powerful,

Mark 1:9 it (to 2nd ,)
it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee,

Mark 1:23-31
And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.  And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.  And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.  And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new doctrine is this?  for with authority commandeth he even the unclean spirits, and they do obey him.  And immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the region round about Galilee.  And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.  But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.  And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.  

Mark 1:39-42
And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.  And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.  And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.  And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.  

Mark 2:1-12
And again he entered into Capernaum, after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.  And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.  And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.  And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.  When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.  But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?  And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?  Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?  But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.  And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.  

Mark 5:25-29
And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.  For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.  And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.  

Luke 7:11-15
And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.  Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.  And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.  And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.  And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.  

Luke 4:40
Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.  

Mark 3:13-15
And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him.  And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:

Rev. 12:10 Now (to :)

Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ:

Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures

By Mary Baker Eddy

SH 233:10
How long it must be before we arrive at the demonstration of scientific being, no man knoweth,--not even "the Son but the Father;" but the false claim of error continues its delusions until the goal of goodness is assidu-ously earned and won.  

SH 584:4-6

The objects of time and sense disappear in the illumination of spiritual understanding, and Mind measures time according to the good that is unfolded.

SH 14:12-16
  Become conscious for a single moment that Life and intelligence are purely spiritual,--neither in nor of matter,--and the body will then utter no complaints.  If suffering from a belief in sickness, you will find yourself suddenly well.

SH 598:23-24
  One moment of divine consciousness, or the spiritual understanding of Life and Love, is a foretaste of eternity.

SH 39:22-25

Now is the time for so-called material pains and material pleasures to pass away, for both are unreal, because impossible in Science.

SH 1:1-4

  The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God,--a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love.

SH 16:20

  Only as we rise above all material sensuousness and sin, can we reach the heaven-born aspiration and spiritual consciousness, which is indicated in the Lord's Prayer and which instantaneously heals the sick.  

12:2 (only)

What is this healing prayer?

SH 16:26-15

Our Father which art in heaven,
  "Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious,"

Hallowed be Thy name.  
  "Adorable One." 

Thy kingdom come.  
  "Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present." 

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.^  

Give us this day our daily bread;
  ^Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections;"

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  
  ^And Love is reflected in love;^

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from
  "And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth^
    ^us from sin, disease, and death." 

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."

SH 95:6-10
We approach God, or Life, in proportion to our spirituality, our fidelity to Truth and Love; and in that ratio we know all human need and are able to discern the thought of the sick and the sinning for the purpose of healing them.

SH 110:25-26

  Jesus demonstrated the power of Christian Science to heal mortal minds and bodies.


  First in the list of Christian duties, he taught his followers the healing power of Truth and Love.

SH 135:26

Christianity as Jesus taught it was not a creed, nor a system of ceremonies, nor a special gift from a ritualistic Jehovah; but it was the demonstration of divine Love casting out error and healing the sick, not merely in the ^name^ of Christ, or Truth, but in demonstration of Truth, as must be the case in the cycles of divine light.  

SH 494:10-14
Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.  It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.

SH 243:8-9

It crowned the demonstrations of Jesus with unsurpassed power and love.

SH 365:15-19
  If the Scientist reaches his patient through divine Love, the healing work will be accomplished at one visit, and the disease will vanish into its native nothingness like dew before the morning sunshine.

  The physical healing of Christian Science results now, as in Jesus' time, from the operation of divine Principle, before which sin and disease lose their reality in human consciousness and disappear as naturally and as necessarily as darkness gives place to light and sin to reformation.

SH 569:11-14
He that touches the hem of Christ's robe and masters his mortal beliefs, animality, and hate, rejoices in the proof of healing,--in a sweet and certain sense that God is Love.

SH 203:32-1
God is at once the centre and circumference of being.

SH 138:9
On this spiritually scientific basis Jesus explained his cures, which appeared miraculous to outsiders.  He showed that diseases were cast out neither by corporeality, by ^materia medica^, nor by hygiene, but by the divine Spirit, casting out the errors of mortal mind.  The supremacy of Spirit was the foundation on which Jesus built.  His sublime summary points to the religion of Love.  

SH 141:13-16

In healing the sick and sinning, Jesus elaborated the fact that the healing effect followed the understanding of the divine Principle and of the Christ-spirit which governed the corporeal Jesus.

SH 54:13-17
In witness of his divine commission, he presented the proof that Life, Truth, and Love heal the sick and the sinning, and triumph over death through Mind, not matter.  This was the highest proof he could have offered of divine Love.

SH 445:19-21
  Christian Science silences human will, quiets fear with Truth and Love, and illustrates the unlabored motion of the divine energy in healing the sick.

SH 178:32
  Whoever reaches the understanding of Christian Science in its proper signification will perform the sudden cures of which it is capable; but this can be done only by taking up the cross and following Christ in the daily life.  

SH 55:22

The time for the reappearing of the divine healing is throughout all time; and whosoever layeth his earthly all on the altar of divine Science, drinketh of Christ's cup now, and is endued with the spirit and power of Christian healing.  

SH 411:10

If Spirit or the power of divine Love bear witness to the truth, this is the ultimatum, the scientific way, and the healing is instantaneous.  

496:9 Ask (to :),11-12
Ask yourself:

Am I demonstrating the healing power of Truth and Love?

SH 113:5-6

The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love.

SH 93:7

"Behold, 'now' is the accepted time; behold, ^now^ is the day of salvation," said Paul.  

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