All the realities of divine being belong to spiritual man now and forever. Man's real being, his spiritual individuality, is inseparable from God; therefore, all that God is, man reflects. When we recognize this truth of being, we shall understand that there is no human event, circumstance, or material belief that can prevent man, the compound idea of God, from experiencing the full realization of his spiritual heritage. This heritage is complete in every respect; there is no lack or want there. Life, Truth, and Love provide the real man with perfect spiritual understanding.

Jesus said (Matt. 6:33), "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." The Master did not say that all the material things one has ever desired would be forthcoming merely because one makes an effort to seek God. Jesus' statement is strictly a spiritual directive, and it has to do with cleansing our thoughts of selfishness, such as vanity and greed—everything ungrateful and dishonest. Human betterment and affluence are the results of the purification of consciousness.

We read in the Scriptures that Jesus fed the multitude with the five loaves and two fishes (see Luke 9:12-17). This physical evidence, to mortal sense, was very definitely limited, especially to the disciples who were concerned with obtaining sufficient food to feed the five thousand present. Yet knowing that "with God all things are possible," Jesus forthwith supplied the physical needs of the multitude. He asked to have the five loaves and the two fishes brought to him, so that the glory of God might be made manifest and that he might demonstrate to the throng that want and fear are as nothing before the omnipotence of divine Principle.

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