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The July eNewsletter of The FSC

Christian Love

 
Message Through Elizabeth Greber May 13, 1945
 
Christian love for your fellowmen is the third requirement which you must fulfill in order to enter into harmony with God. You already know that knowledge of your own selves and the consequences you must draw therefrom.
 
Now this third requirement has to be added - that is the manifestation of Christian love for your neighbor.
 
All of you are brothers and sisters on this earth-plane, and also we in the spirit realm are all brothers and sisters, and united as such, also with you as brothers and sisters. You and we belong to God’s family and have the same Father. There will come the day when all of us will be united in the higher realm above as one big family. Many sons and daughters of that family have left the Father’s house ages ago and were wandering about the world, but are now rejoicing that they are allowed to return to the Father’s home.
 
You are not able to attain harmony with God, unless you are in harmony with all that God has created. For it is just this totality of God’s creation that must be embraced by your harmony. To seek earnestly after harmony with all your fellowmen is the real and highest manifestation of brotherly love. To render material help to a neighbor is only an outward sign of that harmony. But far more important is your inner attitude concerning brotherly love. This love starts with your thoughts. You know already as a result of our teachings that thoughts are potent power waves; that thoughts are the foundation of everything that exists in the world, and that thoughts, if they are powerful enough, become even a physical reality. Thoughts are always traveling for that point to which they are directed, even if the one for whom they are meant cannot perceive them on account of his material-mindedness.
 
In order to become harmonious you should send out good, constructive and harmonious thoughts, for such thoughts cause that which is good and harmonious also in the heart of him to whom the thoughts are sent. Further, these waves of love sent out by you will be radiated back to you twice as powerful. But bad thoughts are destructively stirring up all base and low instincts, and also return with increased power to the sender in whom they then cause their evil effects.
 
Therefore practice sending constructive and harmonious thoughts, and avoid all destructive thinking. You will be successful if you try your best. If you think that someone wronged you so much that you are not able to send him a thought of love anymore, at least do not send him thoughts of hatred. In such case you should pray for him, knowing that through his injustice he has shown that he himself is not yet in harmony with his Creator. And this thought of compassion is already a thought of love; it is the first step in that direction.
 
Never think that a thought of love which you have sent out is ever lost. Even if the intended receiver does not perceive it, nevertheless it will be recorded in his book of life. And there will come an hour when he has to read and study this record of his life, word by word. Then he will recognize what your true inner attitude concerning his problems really was at that time. Perhaps just then this thought will give him the first impulse to change his heart and to return to God.
 
But also in your words you should try your utmost to manifest God’s love toward your fellowmen. In these messages that your have learned, you should examine your words before you utter them. For words have either a constructive or destructive effect. You know already that words are able to heal wounds in the hearts of your brothers. Are your words helping your neighbor? Be on your guard against all bad words as you have to be on the alert against bad thoughts; for such words and thoughts destroy harmony. They are tearing down what God in His infinite kindness and mercy tries to build up.
 
Make it a set rule for your entire lives to shun mean words, bitter words, reproving and criticizing words, even if they seem to be justified according to human judgment. You are not, and cannot be, judges, because you yourselves are burdened with human faults and weaknesses. Think of the words spoken by our Redeemer: “Let him who is without sin among you cast the first stone.”
 
In your conversation with others you should also be very careful not to speak evil of other people. For even these words travel like power waves to the absent one - are felt by him and destroy his harmony. Therefore, the foundation of your social intercourse with others must be an inner attitude in tune with harmony, sympathy and love for your fellowmen. These things are much more important than all kinds of alms which you throw into the lap of a beggar, for through love in thought, word and deed you build up your harmony with the Father, and that is the only purpose of your lives here on this earth. Through those virtues you gather for yourselves the eternal values which you need for your progress in the Beyond. Always be mindful of this!
 
AMEN

Communication with the Spirit World of God by Johannes Greber

 

Gathering

 
Have you ever attempted to gather up into one bundle all the bamboo poles that you have used for the season to stake various plants? It can be like the game of “Pick up Sticks”, but these are even more unwieldy – one always seems to slip out of your grasp, and soon the others follow.
 
Summer is a time of intense activity in all of nature. The hummingbirds are buzzing your ear as they dive for the lilies sweet nectar and fledglings are chasing their parents for yet one more handout. With rain and sun, all the cultivated and wild plants are pulsing with life, on a mission to grow and multiply.
 
I find myself sitting in the porch swing, drinking iced tea and catching the summer breeze. My eyes seem to glaze over and I lose focus. Whatever my intentions were for the day, they seem to disappear into the rising morning mist. I have spent my life in a flurry of activity, driving myself at times to exhaustion – gardening by moonlight or trying to finish an involved art process. It has seemed to me in the past that I just have too many interests, too many passions – “jack of all trades, master of none” has been my motto. But now I realize that is not an accurate description of what fuels my life. There are a thousand ways to get to the mountain, and I have over the years found many, many paths. Each one holds a different point on the diamond, a different viewpoint. They are all leading to the same destination; there are just different colors and shapes along the path to add to your bouquet. My bouquet keeps being refined as my understanding changes, but it is always a variety, a juxtaposition of shapes and colors that has a flag to get your attention and lead you into the center, the essence of what is there.
 
Focus has changed from goal driven to valuing the experience. I try to have all of me there at the same time - heart, mind, body and soul, and to use those senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste etc. to pick up nuances on both the material and spiritual plane. When I manage to accomplish this, the reward is beyond imagining. I cannot conceive of not having spirit in my life, of not having that connection that makes my soul soar. I am grateful for all those people and experiences that have brought me to this place. The most exquisite moments have been the ones that brought the greatest pain, when I have been humbled by life. They have brought the dawn of a new day, a new way of being that I would not have found otherwise.
 
Yes, I am grateful…and blessed.
 
Rev. Margie Kivel
26 June, 2010

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How God Talks To Us

 
(YOU MAY INTERCHANGE THE WORD GOD FOR HIGHER POWER OR CREATOR)
 
Please let me start by exchanging the word talk to communicate. When we speak to God or God speaks to us, we are constricted by the limitation of words. For this reason, God does not communicate with us by words alone. If you have the time to think about this, you also will find that we do not communicate with one another strictly by words.
 
God’s most common form of communication is through feelings. Feeling is the language of the Spirit. When you are wondering if something is true for you, think at how you are feeling about it. Our feelings are sometimes difficult to discover and often more difficult to acknowledge. Yet hidden in our deepest feelings will be our highest truth.
 
God will also communicate through thought. Thoughts and feelings are not the same, although they can often occur at the same time. Our thoughts may come in the form of images or pictures, and because of this, thoughts are more effective than words for God to get our attention. Sometimes we have to put our thoughts and feelings together to get the effect of what God is trying to show us, and this can be a difficult thing to do.
 
God will also use experience. Experience is the grand communicator. We need to think about this. Through our experience we have learned our greatest lessons. Finally, when feelings, thoughts and experience fail, God uses words.
 
Words are probably the least effective way to communicate. They are most open to misinterpretation, and most often misunderstood. The reason for this is because words are utterance: Noises that stand for feelings, thoughts and experiences. They are symbols. They are not truth (although they can represent truth), they are not the real thing. Words may help you understand something, but experience will allow you to know.
 
It has occurred to me that we place too little importance on the experience. In fact, we place so little importance on experience, that we will discard the experience and own the words. Remember, what your experiences and feelings tell you about something, will represent what you factually and intuitively know about it. Words can only seek symbols to what you know, and often words can confuse you.
 
It would by wise for us to ponder this also. Not all thoughts, not all feelings, not all experiences and not all words are from God. Others have uttered many words in the name of God. Many thoughts and many feelings have been sponsored by causes that are not of God’s direction, and therefore, many experiences have resulted from this. The challenge we all face is the one of discernment.
 
Discrimination can be made with some basic rules. God will always be your highest thought, your clearest word, and your grandest feeling. The highest thought will always bring us an inner peace; even if it is difficult. The clearest words are those words which contain truth. The grandest feeling is the feeling of love, pure unconditional love.
 
Most of God’s messages we will ignore. Some may seem too good to be true; others seem too difficult to be desired, so we turn a deaf ear.
 
God’s most powerful messenger is experience, and even this we will ignore. We always need to remember that God will never force us, nor will he coerce us. God has given us free will, the power to do as we choose, and that can never be taken away from us. As a result of not listening, we will continue to relive the same things over and over again, but the good news is that one day we will get the message.
 
God Bless, 
 
Rev. Mahala D. Bacon, Th.D.
Evangelical Spiritual Church
5130 W 25th Street
Cicero, Illinois 60804
Phone; (708)-863-7190

United Spiritual Council of Nations

 

Important Question 3 - Who or What is God?

 
Who or what is God, is one of the deepest questions that can be asked; the answers require applied thought and feelings to be conceived of and understood.  It is difficult to comprehend matters beyond the physical senses that we use to gauge the surrounding world.  Many find God hard to comprehend because he does not live as a single physical entity in His petri dish- like environment with the mortals who grow here.  Biblical texts tell that God is a masculine entity that we are not allowed to see from our Earthy position.  We can learn that God is Love through positive feelings derived from unseen things, and that He is found in everything is evidenced by observation of the precise intricacies of interactions seen in the nature world.  Being the greatest scientist of all times with expert knowledge in all of the sciences and with a vast amount of time to experiment, He produced a diverse and adaptable planet with principles in place for growth and renewal.  His evolving art and creations are seen everywhere we look.
 
God is the master of space, time, and dimensions controlling all, including the beginning and the end, also known as the Alpha and Omega.  God is immortal and represents all positive things.  He is revered as the omniscient supreme deity, originator, and ruler of the universe.  Many religions worship God without realizing they are all using different names to describe the same great force.  Powers attributed to God are so little understood that they are often viewed as supernatural.  Natural powers and forces are derived from this great source.  Although the supernatural is derived from the same source, science wants to leave them in a separate category, as it has not been able to properly identify and quantize them.  Natural laws that establish order for the universe and all physical things on Earth originated from careful thought provided by God.
 
God is dynamic and growing.  Humans are a part of God's plan to care for Earth, His greatest creation.  Through us He learns and derives pleasure.  Because God is the origin of all things, God can be found in all things.  Treat all things with respect as they are all connected.
 
God is the Supreme Being who is omnipresent, all-powerful, and has total knowledge.  The basis of God is Love, goodness, justice, and kindness.  God is good, kind, and loving.  The Greatest Spirit is an apt description that can be appropriately used for the core of all spirituality and religion based on loving principles.  Like infinity that is impossible to reach, God is as close to perfection as is possible.  Beauty without a contrast is bland and difficult to recognize.  Oriental culture reminds us that there is a little good in bad or evil and a little bad is found in good, as is symbolized by the dots in the Yin-Yang symbol.
 
Communication with God is normally done through prayer, which is an act of communion.  Prayer is used for praise and thanksgiving.  It is also used as a request or petition for grace, blessings, healing, guidance, assistance, help with burdens, and healing.  Prayers can contain confessions as well as asking for forgiveness.  Prayer in the form of spoken words or thoughts will only be effective when they contain earnest requests or wishes that are not only self centered.  Prayers are not always answered in an expected manner.  Answers to prayers may come as thoughts or communications, which are often heard in quiet places or through guidance in the words and actions of others.  Aspects of communication on spiritual levels can be both physical and mental.  Sin must be removed from your life for communication through any method to be effective.  Both good and bad forces can use the same methods of communication.  Visions and prophecies can come from holy sources as well as other not so friendly places, and must be regarded very carefully or avoided.
 
Requesting guidance is important, and can be accomplished through giving thanks and in offering sincere prayer.  Expressing gratitude and praise are important to the One who bears the troubles of our world.  His burdens are great and He will appreciate your concern for Him.  Answers for guidance are found in listening and observation.
 
Heaven is the basic domain where God is.  God has many aspects, with The Father being one of the most important.  Corresponding to The Heavenly Father is another aspect of God known as Mother Earth or Mother Nature.  God, the Father, provides souls to bodies and judges them on at the completion of their journey of life; making Him truly The Father of all men and women.
 
The Holy Spirit is the instrumentality of God that connects spirits in many places.  Grace, healing, guidance, and many positive attributes are provided by this great spirit.  This spirit that serves as a counselor, teacher, and guide to the receptive is also known as the Holy Ghost.  The Holy Spirit is the spirit of God that can live with us and be an important part of our lives.  The Holy Spirit is a binding energy composed of intellect, emotions and will, much like our own soul.
 
Finding God can be accomplished through quieting the thoughts and the noises of your mind, communing with nature where God is found, and communicating with wise people who can assist you.  Living in a righteous manner and sharing with others can bring you closer to God, as it is part of His plan for you.  Maintaining a loving relationship with God's world is an important part of keeping God within you.
 
May Love Be With You,
Dennis Dunk

 

Laugh Of The Month

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Send your family friendly jokes and funny stories to pastor.rick@flintspiritual.com for possible inclusion here.  We always enjoy a good laugh.

 

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In This Issue:

Christian Love
Gathering
How God Talks To Us
Important Question 3 - Who or What is God?
Laugh Of The Month
Donate
Announcements
Our Mission
Biblical Spiritualism - Clairaudience
The Affirmation For July
Encounters
Book Offer
Prayer Requests
Links


Our Mission

The Flint Spiritual Church is an independent, progressive, non-traditional, Christian Church and is founded upon the sacred teachings of the Holy Bible; to bring mankind the understanding of spirituality according to the fundamentals of Spiritualism.
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Rev. Rick Root - Editor - pastor.rick@flintspiritual.com
Rev. Edee Root - Co-Editror - edee@flintspiritual.com

Articles Of Faith

 

Biblical Spiritualism - Clairaudience

By Rev. Rick Root
 
Clairaudience is defined as clear hearing.  It is the ability of the medium to hear audible sounds from the spirit-world.  When raised up through prayer and, if need be, fasting, it enables one to hear the word of the Lord which has always been delivered by God's spirit messengers.  When your attention is fixed upon the source from which the messenger came, you are then in communion with 'God'.
  
1 Samuel 9:1-27 KJV-
(1) Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power.
(2) And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.
(3) And the asses of Kish Saul's father were lost. And Kish said to Saul his son, Take now one of the servants with thee, and arise, go seek the asses.
(4) And he passed through mount Ephraim, and passed through the land of Shalisha, but they found them not: then they passed through the land of Shalim, and there they were not: and he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they found them not.
(5) And when they were come to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant that was with him, Come, and let us return; lest my father leave caring for the asses, and take thought for us.
(6) And he said unto him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honourable man; all that he saith cometh surely to pass: now let us go thither; peradventure he can shew us our way that we should go.
(7) Then said Saul to his servant, But, behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? for the bread is spent in our vessels, and there is not a present to bring to the man of God: what have we?
(8) And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.
(9) (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to enquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now calleda Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.)
(10) Then said Saul to his servant, Well said; come, let us go. So they went unto the city where the man of God was.
(11) And as they went up the hill to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said unto them, Is the seer here?
(12) And they answered them, and said, He is; behold, he is before you: make haste now, for he came today to the city; for there is a sacrifice of the people today in the high place:
(13) As soon as ye be come into the city, ye shall straightway find him, before he go up to the high place to eat: for the people will not eat until he come, because he doth bless the sacrifice; and afterwards they eat that be bidden. Now therefore get you up; for about this time ye shall find him.
(14) And they went up into the city: and when they were come into the city, behold, Samuel came out against them, for to go up to the high place.
(15) Now the LORD had told Samuel in his ear a day before Saul came, saying,
(16) Tomorrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over my people Israel, that he may save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon my people, because their cry is come unto me.
(17) And when Samuel saw Saul, the LORD said unto him, Behold the man whom I spake to thee of! this same shall reign over my people.
(18) Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer's house is.
(19) And Samuel answered Saul, and said, I am the seer: go up before me unto the high place; for ye shall eat with me today, and tomorrow I will let thee go, and will tell thee all that is in thine heart.
(20) And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago, set not thy mind on them; for they are found. And on whom is all the desire of Israel? Is it not on thee, and on all thy father's house?
(21) And Saul answered and said, Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then speakest thou so to me?
(22) And Samuel took Saul and his servant, and brought them into the parlour, and made them sit in the chiefest place among them that were bidden, which were about thirty persons.
(23) And Samuel said unto the cook, Bring the portion which I gave thee, of which I said unto thee, Set it by thee.
(24) And the cook took up the shoulder, and that which was upon it, and set it before Saul. And Samuel said, Behold that which is left! set it before thee, and eat: for unto this time hath it been kept for thee since I said, I have invited the people. So Saul did eat with Samuel that day.
(25) And when they were come down from the high place into the city, Samuel communed with Saul upon the top of the house.
(26) And they arose early: and it came to pass about the spring of the day, that Samuel called Saul to the top of the house, saying, Up, that I may send thee away. And Saul arose, and they went out both of them, he and Samuel, abroad.
(27) And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on,) but stand thou still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God.

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The Affirmation For July

By Rev. Edee Root
 
As I let go and release the past, I am open to ALL the blessings and good God has for me now.  I greet each day with enthusiasm and expectation knowing all is well, as God is in each and every experience. I know I am being provided for, protected, and loved by Him. I am grateful.

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Encounters

In John 14:21, Jesus promises to reveal himself unto us.  Tell us how the Lord and Master Jesus has manifested himself unto you by whatever way you experienced it.
 
We would also like you to share how contact with spirits and angels have blessed and changed your life.  Have you been saved from calamity due to their intervention?  Have you received guidance that turned your life around?  Have you received a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual healing?  Please share your experiences for possible inclusion here.  Send your submissions by email to pastor.rick@flintspiritual.com

 

Book Offer

COMMUNICATION
WITH
THE SPIRIT WORLD
OF 
GOD
 
ITS LAWS AND PURPOSE
 
BY JOHANNES GREBER 
 
Hardcover - 444 Pages
Originally Published 1932
 
This book covers how to communicate with the spirit world of God, its laws and purpose.
 
Some of the other subjects covered:
 
The creation of the first man and woman, was it evolution or permanent materialization? 
 
God's plan of salvation as taught by the spirit world.
 
This book also corrects many doctrines of the Christian Church and a whole lot more.
 
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Rev. Rick Root highly recommends this book.

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Prayer Requests

"Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart"  Martin Luther
 
Upon request, your prayer petitions will be held in strict confidence by our Prayer Warriors, as they continue to pray with you and for you during the next 30 days.  Send your prayer requests to prayerwarriors@flintspiritual.com 
 
If you would like to become one of our prayer warriors please email pastor.rick@flintspiritual.com 
 
A Spiritualist Healing Prayer
 
I ask the great Unseen Healing Force to remove all obstructions from my mind and body and to restore me to perfect health. I ask this in all sincerity and honesty and I will do my part. I ask this great Unseen Healing Force to help both present and absent ones who are in need of help and to restore them to perfect health. I put my trust in the Love and Power of God. Amen.

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