Disappearance of Time and Sense

One of the most wonderful truths Christian Science teaches is the fact that man is not dependent on the calendar divisions of time for the supply of everything he needs. Its study removes from the so-called human mind the belief in past, present, and future, with its attendant thoughts of human origin and limitation, and gives in exchange a practical knowledge of the laws of the eternal divine Principle, which govern man; of his divine sonship, and his right to share in the boundless blessings of eternal supply. Mrs. Eddy writes in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 584): "The objects of time and sense disappear in the illumination of spiritual understanding, and Mind measures time according to the good that is unfolded. This unfolding is God's day, and 'there shall be no night there.'"

Jesus, the perfect example of spiritual understanding, made clear this very point when he put to the disciples the question, "Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest." The Master saw that the disciples were mentally supporting "the objects of time and sense" by waiting for the spurious laws of matter to bring evidences of supply. Recognizing that the need of his devoted followers was "the illumination of spiritual understanding," Jesus lifted their mental gaze from the limited, incomplete, and finite—which false concept he knew would prevent their progress in the demonstration of spiritual substance—into the realm of the unlimited, complete, and infinite, where the divine concept of creation was revealed and understood.

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