SPIRITUAL EMANCIPATORS

As one studies the history of the human race it presents in many periods an effort on the part of mankind to rise, a continuous struggle to east off limitations and fetters of every kind. Basically this reveals the instinctive desire that exists in the heart of every individual, no matter how enslaved, to be free, and it clearly indicates that the forever and actual status of man as a son of God is freedom.

From time to time through the centuries there have appeared on the world's horizon great spiritually-minded characters whose mission seemed to be the awakening of their fellow men from the mesmeric bondage of materiality, to show them their inherent right to freedom and how to attain it. Moses, Elijah, Elisha, and Isaiah stand out as true liberators of human consciousness. The people of their times were carried upward through their spiritual vision. Both the example of the lives of these great men and their words still remain to inspire and encourage us today. Describing the Christ in its mission of freedom, the prophet Isaiah wrote (61:1), "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound."

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