did Jesus teach? Distilled from years of study and lecture,
affirmed by nearly a million readers over the last fifty years, Emmet
Fox's answer in The Sermon on the Mount is simple. The Bible is a
"textbook of metaphysics" and the teachings of Jesus express
-- without dogma -- a practical approach for the development of the
soul and for the shaping of our lives into what we really wish them to
For Fox, Jesus was
"no sentimental dreamer, no mere dealer in empty platitudes, but
the unflinching realist that only a great mystic can be."
philosopher, and spiritual teacher, Emmet Fox (1886 -- 1951) lectured
widely on his method for tapping the realm of infinite power that
To Get a Demonstration
by Emmet Fox
HERE is one way of solving a
problem by Scientific Prayer, or, as we say in
metaphysics, of getting a demonstration.
Get by yourself, and be quiet for a few moments.
This is very important. Do not strain to think rightly or
to find the right thought, etc., but just be quiet. Remind
yourself that the Bible says Be still, and know that I am
Then begin to think about God. Remind yourself of
some of the things that you know about Him - that He is present
everywhere, that He has all power, that He knows you and loves
you and cares for you, and so forth. Read a few verses of
the Bible, or a paragraph from any spiritual book that helps
During this stage it is important not to think about your
problem, but to give your attention to God. In
other words, do not try to solve your problem directly (which
would be using will power) but rather become interested in
thinking of the Nature of God.
Then claim the thing that you need - a healing, or some
particular good which you lack. Claim it quietly and
confidently; as you would ask for something to which you are
Then give thanks for the accomplished fact; as you would
if somebody handed you a gift. Jesus said when you pray
believe that you receive and you shall receive.
Do not discuss your treatment (prayer) with anyone.
Try not to be tense or hurried. Tension and
hurry delay the demonstration. You know that if you
try to unlock a door hurriedly, the key is apt to stick,
whereas, if you do it slowly, it seldom does. If the key
sticks, the thing is to stop pressing, take your breath, and
release it gently. To push hard with will power can only
jam the lock completely. So it is with mental working.
In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.
by Emmet Fox
is the only Presence and the only Power. God is fully
present here with me, now. God is the only real Presence -
all the rest is but shadow. God is perfect Good, and God
is the cause only of perfect Good. God never sends
sickness, trouble, accident, temptation, nor death itself; nor
does He authorize these things. We bring them upon
ourselves by our own wrong thinking. God, Good, can cause
only good. The same fountain cannot send forth both sweet
and bitter water.
I am Divine Spirit. I am the child of God. In
God I live and move and have my being; so I have not fear.
I am surrounded by the Peace of God and all is well. I am
not afraid of people; I am not afraid of things; I am not afraid
of circumstances; I am not afraid of myself; for God is with
me. The Peace of God fills my soul, and I have no
fear. I dwell in the Presence of God, and no fear can
touch me. I am not afraid of the past; I am not afraid of
the present; I am not afraid for the future; for God is with
me. The Eternal God is my dwelling place and underneath
are the ever-lasting arms. Nothing can ever touch me but
the direct action of God Himself, and God is Love.
God is Life; I understand that and I express it.
God is Truth; I understand that and I express it.
God is Divine Love; I understand that and I express it.
I send out thoughts of love and peace and healing to the
whole universe: to all trees and plants and growing
things, to all beasts and birds and fishes, and to every man,
woman and child on earth, without any distinction. If
anyone has ever injured me or done me any kind of harm, I fully
and freely forgive him now, and the thing is done forever.
I loose him and let him go. I am free and he is
free. It there is any burden of resentment in me I cast it
upon the Christ within, and I go free.
God is Infinite Wisdom, and that Wisdom is mine.
That Wisdom leads and guides me; so I shall not make
mistakes. Christ in me is a lamp unto my feet. God
is Infinite Life, and that Life is my supply; so I shall want
for nothing. God created me and He sustains me.
Divine Love has foreseen everything, and provided for
everything. One Mind, One Power, One Principle. One
God, One Law, One Element. Closer is He than breathing,
nearer than hands and feet.
I am Divine Sprit, the Child of God, and in the presence
of God I dwell forever. I thank God for Perfect Harmony.
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