Listening to God's Angels

Christ Jesus "talked" with God, but he did it for the enlightenment of mankind. Before he gave that dramatic command "Lazarus, come forth," he said, "Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me," showing clearly that he knew no verbal message was necessary in order that he might have instant communion with God. This was proved by his continuing remarks, "And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me." See John 11:41–43;

God does not talk as men talk. God knows, and this knowing appears to the spiritually inspired human thought as angels, or God-sent messages. Mrs. Eddy defines "angels" as "God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality." Science and Health, p. 581;

Our spiritual birthright is to reflect God's knowing. As we reach out to realize this, there is no harm in expressing our thoughts aloud. The Bible—particularly the book of Psalms—is full of sincere, fervent, verbal protestations of faith, confidence, and love for God. Some of these prayers express an earnest, zealous desire to know more of God, to be able to recognize His blessings. God's love is realized in help and healing when material personality, pride, self-love, fear, are subdued.

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