Overcoming the World

Christ Jesus brought to the world spiritual light, or understanding, and in this way he overcame it. Near the end of his years on earth, he said to his disciples (John 16:33), "In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

His overcoming of the world was the Master's reward for his refusal to be deluded by either the glamour or the distress suggested by the carnal mind. He was ready to withdraw from all belief in a material and evil world. He would vanish in a complete spiritualization of thought. He said he would return to the Father whence he came. His life showed humanity the pattern In which all men will eventually rise above the mortal sense of life and find their immortality in Spirit as its image and likeness.

Improving Leisure Time
August 8, 1964

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