The Exodus

"The twelve tribes of Israel with all mortals,—separated by belief from man's divine origin and the true idea,—will through much tribulation yield to the activities of the divine Principle of man in the harmony of Science." Thus writes Mrs. Eddy on page 562 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." When one first turns to Christian Science for relief from the bondage of material sense, and is healed of some phase of this false belief,—be it physical, mental, moral, or financial,—his thought is uplifted and inspired with the glimpse he has gained of God's goodness, and he feels indeed that he has found the promised land!

As so-called mortal mind, however, strives to reassert its power by assuming new forms, a sense of doubt or discouragement presents itself to many. These, perhaps, become almost ready to admit that, although much gratitude is due to God for the overcoming of some particular problem, the material surroundings and circumstances remain much the same as ever. Ah! but are they? Has not our thought about them changed in some degree; and does not the great truth of man's God-given dominion over all material beliefs need only to be put into further practice?

Even after Moses had come to see God as the great I AM, it was necessary for him to prove the powerlessness of evil before he could lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. Courage to face Pharaoh was first gained through demonstration of the power of God when, although ready to flee with fear before the form of the serpent which his rod had assumed, Moses was obedient to God's command and put forth his hand and took it by the tail, and it became a rod again; and again, when the disease of leprosy was seen to be nothing but a physical illusion.

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Church Unity
November 6, 1926

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