Those who become conscious of Spirit and its creations rise above a state of faith in Deity to an actual understanding of Him. They touch true substance, which is apart from material perception, but tangible to spiritual sense. Theirs is a life of true adventure. They perceive, however slightly, the glory of real being and press on to explore the power and possibilities of spiritual good. To become conscious of God and His kingdom should be everyone's vital goal.

Christ Jesus made a distinction between the seeming world of matter and the Father's kingdom. He said to his disciples (John 16:28), "I leave the world, and go to the Father." And to Pilate he declared (John 18:36), "My kingdom is not of this world."

But the Master never taught that the true realm must be reached through death. Every act of his earthly experience, every precept he uttered, showed that Spirit is the eternal presence in which man lives and that to go to Spirit, men must become conscious of its presence here and ever.

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