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"The Daily Lesson"

"THE DAILY LESSON", an ongoing open class by Infinite Way Teacher Al Denninger, is inspired by the message of Joel S. Goldsmith. In this Book Study we delve into Joel's books paragraph by paragraph, from cover to cover. I provide Scripture supporting his entire Work and an Impartation from my daily Experience. These classes appear on my website and by email subscription each day, for my students to take into their daily meditations and to carry with them throughout their day.

We are currently studying the book
"A PARENTHESIS IN ETERNITY"
By Joel S Goldsmith

On December 29th, 2019, we began Chapter 16
"SELF SURRENDER"

STUDENTS NOTE: In my teaching, the words that are capitalized throughout the work are not capitalized for emphasis. Instead, the purpose is to Lift the student into the Awareness that these words are a Synonym for, or an Activity of God.
The portions that are italicized are spontaneous meditations.

At the conclusion of each chapter the Lessons are posted to the IWSO Archives, where there are over 9 years of consecutive Lessons for your further review and study!



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The Daily Lesson - January 20, 2020

"The enlightened consciousness is a state of individual consciousness-yours and mine-when the fear and the hate of external forms begin to disappear. Undue love for the things of this world also lessens, although that does not mean that we are not to appreciate the beautiful things of life, experience them, and if it serves any purpose, own them. It does not mean that we are not to enjoy a beautiful home, if so be it is brought into our experience; it does not mean that we are not to enjoy wealth, if wealth comes our way: it means that we are not to be so attached to any form of materiality as to make of it a necessity, a something of importance in our life when it really is but a part of the passing picture." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matthew 6:19-21
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

II Corinthians 12:9 (to :) (KJV)
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:

If we Let our harmony be God's will - then God's Harmony is Our Experience. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - January 19, 2020

"Through the building up and strengthening of our realization of God as a Presence, as Law, as Life eternal, and as Peace, we are at the same time losing our fear of all material forms, whether appearing as condition or person. We are beginning to feel as the Master did before Pilate: 'Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above.' Through our enlightened consciousness, we perceive that all the evils of this world are but shadows brought about by the universal belief in two powers, and we are losing that belief in proportion as God is becoming more and more as a Presence and a Power." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matthew 4:1 (KJV)
1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

Matthew 4:8-10 (KJV)
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

The only sense of separation we can have from God is what power we give it in thought. Keep your priorities in order. Do appearances have real power? ~Al Denninger

John 19:10,11 (to :) (KJV)
10 Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?
11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above:

There is no Real "other" Power. ~Al Denninger

Psalm 121:1 (KJV)
1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

Psalm 121:8 (KJV)
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Keep your focus on the Truth of Being - and Know It. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - January 18, 2020

"In going through the First Degree, a transformation of consciousness takes place, and in proportion as we attain an awareness of God's presence and a realization of the Infinite Invisible, we begin to lose our hate, our fear, and our love of the external world. We no longer hate or fear germs, infection, contagion, epidemics, or accidents; we no longer hate, fear, or love form in whatever variety expressed: we are beginning to attain the realization of the nonpower of all form. We do not fear earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, or floods: we understand that because of the infinite nature of spiritual Being these are not power. They are the 'arm of flesh,' nothingness." ~Joel S Goldsmith

II Chronicles 32:8 (to ,) (KJV)
8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us,

Jeremiah 17:5-7) (KJV)
5 Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.
6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Father, i can of mine own self, do nothing… the constant noise of this-world is less and less of a distraction now and has become nothing but illusion which i now realize is nothing… nothing… not even the power of persuasion… Your Light is always Shining, Father, but we sometimes seem to turn away and forget…. i put my complete trust in You… my life is Yours to Direct…. place me where you Will - i am not afraid - of "nothing"…. Thy will be done. Speak Lord, thy servant heareth…. ~al.within

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The Daily Lesson - January 17, 2020

"In spite of this continuing awareness of a Presence within, there is yet another barrier that separates all men from the realization and demonstration of God: the belief that there are two powers. In the early stages of our study of truth, we seek God as a power because in our ignorance we would like to use God-power over some other power. But the greatest attainment at this stage of our unfoldment is the realization of God as One, not as a power over some other powers, but as the only Power. It is when we begin to come into the realization of God as the only Power that we no longer fear external powers in any form, not even 'the armies of the aliens.'" ~Joel S Goldsmith

Mark 12:32
32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:

Isaiah 41:10
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Ephesians 4:6
6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

II Chronicles 20:
17 set (to 3rd ,) (KJV)

17 …set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you,

Why battle with imaginary shadows or distractions? There can only be one Omnipotence. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - January 16, 2020

"The end result of passing through this degree is the gaining of an absolute inner conviction that where we are, God is, that the place whereon we stand is holy ground, that there is a He that performs that which is given us to do, that there is a divine Grace that provides for our needs, 'not by might, nor by power,' but by the very gentle Spirit of God that is within us." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Acts 7:33 (KJV)
33 Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground.

Job 23:14 (to :) (KJV)
14 For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me:

Zechariah 4:6 saying, Not (KJV)
6 …Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.

Zephaniah 3:17 (KJV)
17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

James 3:17 (KJV)
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

This I Know: there will be a magnificent Spark from Within when you will Hear, See and Feel the Gentle Presence and Its Truth about your Inclusion in the Omnipresence of God. You will be moved and changed… This will be the first Leap of the many Steps to follow on Your Path. The magnitude of this Experience, and the devout dedication that follows, will Inspire and Direct Your Life from then on. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - January 15, 2020

"As we come toward the latter part of the First-Degree-experience we begin to perceive that we are living more by Grace than by effort we are living more by a power that is doing things for us without our taking conscious thought, and sometimes doing them before we even know there is a need for them. Something seems to be going before us and changing the relationships between us and the people we meet." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matthew 6:8 for (KJV)
8 …for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Galations 2:20 nevertheless (to 2nd :) (KJV)
20 …nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:

Grace is Revealed when we think not, not by blanking our thought, but by opening up a Way for a Revelation of Christ Consciousness. An enduring dedication of effortless effort in stillness and surrender will reveal our Inclusion in God's All-knowing Omnipresence. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - January 14, 2020

"Gradually, we attain a conscious at-one-ment with the infinite Source of our being, a greater and greater awareness of Infinity. We become more and more aware that there is a Presence that goes before us to make 'the crooked places straight.' We feel that we are not alone, that within us there really is this Infinite Invisible. At times it seems almost as if It were within our chest, sometimes as if It might be sitting on our shoulder or standing back of us, but we are aware, even if dimly, that there is a Father, an invisible Presence and Power, and more and more we relax in It. All this is progress in the First Degree." ~Joel S Goldsmith

II Corinthians 3:16,18 (KJV)
16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the veil shall be taken away.
17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Luke 17:21 (KJV)
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

Isaiah 45:2 (to :) (KJV)
2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight:

Psalm 23 1-6 (KJV)
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Thank you Father. I can of mine own self do nothing…. I've come to a place in Consciousness where I don't even want to any more… You are my morning Star, My Life, and I happily await Your Direction… I Know what it is like to Feel Your Presence as You Give Me the strength to do Thy Will, Direct my hands in the Work, and provide the means to Do It…. I am resting with You now in Your Green Pastures, always grateful for Your Peace, and Love, and Abundance… Just sitting here Smiling in Oneness. ~al.within

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The Daily Lesson - January 13, 2020

"As we persist in following the teachings of the Christ, learning to forgive seventy times seven, praying for our enemies, and resisting not evil, we draw closer and closer to the realization of our true identity and the realization of the presence of God within us. But we cannot go into His presence with a cruel and condemnatory attitude toward life: we have to go in gently and peaceably, quietly and confidently, if we hope to hear that still small voice." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Proverbs 16:3
3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Psalms 19:14
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

Our Harmony is in direct proportion to our focus on Truth. And so we Practice, Abide, and Listen… ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - January 12, 2020

"Attaining union with God does not usually come at a single bound. It is more than likely to be the result of years of dedicated study, meditation, and service, the earliest stage of which might be called the First Degree. When we come to this First Degree, we begin to learn that there is a God and that we are so much one with Him that He performs that which is given us to do." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Psalms 37:5-7 (to :) (KJV)
5 Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him:

Psalms 127:1 (to :) (KJV)
1 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it:

Philippians 4:13 (KJV)
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Job 23:14 (to :) (KJV)
14 For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me:

Perfect Peace Comes with patient and perfect Practice stayed on Me - impersonal, unconditional Love Loving… ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - January 11, 2020

"In this consciousness man either lacks or has. Within his consciousness he either separates himself from his good, or he meets up with his good. Whatever it takes, therefore, to fulfill him at his present level of life can come to him only through an act of his consciousness and that act must be repeated again and again until eventually culminates in conscious union with God." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Psalms 91:1 (KJV)
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

To be Included we must Dwell. ~Al Denninger

I Thessalonians 2:13 (KJV)
13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

I Peter 1:7-9 (KJV)
7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

Whatever it takes… ~Al Denninger

Psalm 139:7-10 (KJV)
7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

We can only be separated in thought. ~Al Denninger

Zephaniah 3:17 (KJV)
17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

Practicing the Presence without ceasing will Lead us to Dwelling. ~Al Denninger

And so, I am left with only a Smile… Thank you Father… ~al.within

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The Daily Lesson - January 10, 2020

"Nothing can come into our experience except through an activity of our consciousness. It is through our consciousness that we entertain a sense of separation from God, from good-supply, companionship. wholeness and completeness-but it is also through our consciousness, when we consciously make ourselves one with the Source of all good, that we are restored to this realized oneness with God." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Psalms 121:1-2 (KJV)
1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

Isaiah 26:3 (KJV)
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

I Corinthians 8:6 (KJV)
6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

Psalms 23:3 (to :) (KJV)
3 He restoreth my soul:

Acts 17:28 (to ;) (KJV)
28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being;

Choose you today, whom you will serve: the flesh and its continuous thought of lack and separation from God, always pleading to get God to do something or the Enlightened Spirit of Life everlasting and Its Infinite Love Loving? For where your treasure is, there will your heart [Consciousness] be also. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - January 9, 2020

"So it is that even though we are heirs of God and, through our spiritual realization, do ultimately derive our good from God, we will work, and work more hours and more diligently than we did when we were working merely for a living because now we realize that we cannot manifest God's glory only eight or twelve hours a day: it takes twenty-four hours every day to show forth God's grace and God's glory. The whole of life becomes a matter of letting this spiritual Influence flow through, but because we are united with one another, everything that flows through from the Father to any one of us is instantly shared by all of us." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Romans 8:16,17 (to 2nd ;) (KJV)
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;

Luke 1:46 (KJV)
46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV)
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Romans 12:5 (KJV)
5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

The Light Shines without ceasing. As joint heirs, we all have Access to It - and must strive to pray without ceasing, and Let It Shine Through us. If so be we Dwell in Spirit we find others doing likewise.

If you haven't yet - I encourage you all to join in on the Group Evening Meditations as often as you can… There are many hundreds of us in this Work around the world, together as One, Letting The Spirit Flow to where It wants to Be… Spirit to Spirit, Soul to Soul we are so very Blessed. Thank you Father. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - January 8, 2020

"To live by that divine inheritance does not mean that we do not work. There is no provision in heaven or on earth for parasites. Regardless of the material wealth that we may inherit, we cannot sit by and watch the sun rise and set without working, and in some way making a contribution to this world." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Psalms 90:17 (KJV)
17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.

Colossians 3:23 (to 3rd ,) (KJV)
23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord,

Titus 2:7 (KJV)
7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

Psalms 100:1-5 (KJV)
1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
3 Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
5 For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Philippians 4:13 (KJV)
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Harmony is not about coasting. Praise the Lord with joyful Service and gratitude. The Way is the activity of Love Loving. You'll Know It when you do It, and all that will be left is a Smile. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - January 7, 2020

"Paul rightly declared, 'Neither death, nor life . . . shall be able to separate us from the love of God.' In reality we have never been separated from God; we have never been separated from our good, from our wholeness and completeness; but from the time we were infants we have been taught about a personal 'I,' and we have, therefore, entertained this false sense of self which claims, 'I am Mary,' 'I am Bill,' or 'I am Joel,' instead of humbly realizing: 'Be still, and know that I am God.' I at the center of me is God, and therefore, I live by Grace and by divine inheritance." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Luke 17:21 (KJV)
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

If the Kingdom of God is within us as Jesus said, then we must be Individual Expressions of God's Life. How could we ever be separated from our within? ~Al Denninger

Psalms 46:10 (to :) (KJV)
10 Be still, and know that I am God:

Rest now. I will never leave you, I am your Shepherd, thou shalt not want…. All that I hath is thine… ~al.within

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The Daily Lesson - January 6, 2020

"But whether we struggled for a healing or to be free of sin, false appetite, or lack, what we were really struggling for was to get back to our Father's house, to drop this sense of the personal 'I,' and once more rest in the assurance that we are not a prodigal. In earnest that longing and struggling, this false sense of self drops away and greater harmony appears. In our ignorance we call that a healing. It is not: it is the more-appearing of our divine Selfhood." ~Joel S Goldsmith

James 4:3 (to 3rd ,) (KJV)
3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss,

I Corinthians 6:19 (KJV)
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Matthew 6:6-8 (KJV)
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Enter within and shut the door to the noise of this-world thought and effortlessly rest in the Truth. All healing is a raising of Conscious Awareness that always shows up as Harmony. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - January 5, 2020

"Yet at that very same time this Word made flesh, this son of God, dwelt in us, but was shrouded about with so much darkness that we could not perceive It; we were not aware of Its presence. So in this spiritual darkness, brought upon us by our ignorance of the truth that within us is this Word made flesh, this Light of the world, we struggled by ourselves with whatever measure of human wisdom or human strength we had." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 1:5 (KJV)
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Psalms 46:10 (KJV)
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

The Christ Light was with John in his day, and The Christ Light is also with us here and now. As it was of old, so it is today; it seems like we are separate and apart from this Infinite Invisible Light. Few there be that Saw It then, how can we expect to See It now? Be still, leave your earthly treasures behind, and open out a Way for this imprisoned Splendor Within to be Seen, Heard and Felt. Open your consciousness with the attitude of, "Speak Lord, thy servant heareth"… ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - January 4, 2020

"This inner pleading testified to the vacuum somewhere within us, and this vacuum cried out to be filled. This vacuum, or sense of separation, may have appeared in us as sin, false appetite, disease, or poverty. What difference the form? However it appeared, it was really a sense of incompleteness, and this brought about within us a longing to be complete and whole. We may have interpreted this as a longing to be healthy, or to have a sufficiency of supply, or as a longing for companionship, but deep within us, our real longing was to be reunited with our Source." Joel S Goldsmith

Matthew 4:1-10 (KJV)
1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.
3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Galatians 5:16 (KJV)
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

We can all be tempted, from time to time, to believe the persuasions of this-world consciousness. Keep your focus on God's Omnipotence and the distractions dissolve. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - January 3, 2020

"In our innermost hearts we felt dissatisfied and incomplete because we had not shown forth the wealth of the son of God, nor the health and perfection of life eternal. Feeling that absence, that sense of separateness and that incompleteness, we reached within ourselves and asked, 'O God, where art Thou? Is there a God, or have I been deluded? Is there a supreme Being, or have I been fooling myself in trying to find One?'" ~Joel S Goldsmith

Psalm 22:1
1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? We all go through steps and stages of doubt, questioning and pleading…

It is due to being taught by universal thought that we are supposed to - of our own selves - strive in this-world for our good. We feel alone, afraid and unsure without connection to our Source. What is important is to immediately stop, really stop in our tracks, and regain our focus… ~Al Denninger

James 4:8
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.

There is one God and - only God Expressed As. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - January 2, 2020

"In that darkened stage we had to rely on ourselves alone for our progress through life, earn our living by the sweat of our brow, go through life subject to all its laws-health, economic, and legal-many of them unsound and unjust, and live under the domination, sometimes of family and sometimes of government. We had no access whatsoever to anything of a spiritual nature that could solve our problems for us or be of any help in an emergency. We were human beings, unenlightened, unillumined; we were in darkness; we entertained a sense of a selfhood apart from God. God was a million light years away, beyond the stars; and in that sense of separation we believed that our sins and those of all our forebears were operating to keep us from God." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Isaiah 59:1-2 (KJV)
1 Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Proverbs 3:5 (lean) (KJV)
5 …lean not unto thine own understanding.

I Corinthians 13:11,12 (KJV)
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

No matter what man calls it, there is only one sin or iniquity, and that is to entertain a sense of separation from God. There is never any real separation - only an unillumined, erroneous or distracted thought. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - January 1, 2020

"That has been the experience of every one of us. Before we understood the nature of God and of individual being, we perhaps thought of God as some far-off being, probably sitting on a cloud or up in heaven, a sort of superhuman Father who rewarded us when we were good - if He happened to notice it - and who punished us when we were evil, which He always noticed. In those darkened days God as a kind of super-Santa Claus, who, if we succeeded in pleasing, might condescend to do something for us, and who, if we displeased, would hold us in some kind of darkness or inflict some punishment upon us." ~Joel S Goldsmith

I John 4:6-8 (KJV)
6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

I John 3:1-2 (KJV)
1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

God is the activity of Love Loving. Unconditional Love can never be withheld. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - December 31, 2019

"Because of this spiritual relationship with God, man is one with his Creator even though at some remote time he left his Father's house and decided to be something of himself, thereby becoming the Prodigal. He was not satisfied to share the Father's wisdom, His wealth, and His grace, so when he wandered away from the Father's house, from that divine I, he took unto himself the personal sense of 'I,' trying to make his way by means of his own efforts, wisdom, and strength, but failing-failing miserably. There in essence is the whole story of the human race. It is the story of the 'natural man' who is not under the law of God." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Zechariah 4:6 Not (KJV)
6 …Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.

Luke 15:11-16 (KJV)
11 And he said, A certain man had two sons:
12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

We wander away from the Father's house every time we think we can of our own selves do something. Only through Illumination do we begin to dissolve inharmony. Be still. Go within, go home to where The Father Is, and in deep Trust, receive His all. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - December 30, 2019

"All the mystics of the world have revealed that there is but one Selfhood, one Ego, one infinite Being. God created individual being, individual you and me, in the image and likeness of Himself, not through the act of human conception and birth, but He sent man forth into expression as the showing forth of all that He is and has-and this without any processes." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Genesis 1:27 (to ;) (KJV)
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;

II Corinthians 3:18 (KJV)
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

We are all God's individual Expression of Life. Every Expression is unique - and every Expression is forever Included in the continuous operation of His Kingdom. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - December 29, 2019

"Chapter XVI
THE SECRET OF THE WORD MADE FLESH

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the light, that all men through him might believe.
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, not the will of man, but of God.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

John 1:1-14

The Word becomes flesh, that is, the Word becomes the son God in the consciousness of men. The consciousness of most men is dark so that it cannot receive or believe in the son of God. But to those who can receive, to those who have some measure of spiritual intuition, to them the son of God can come and be received, and because the son of God can be received even by one person in all the world, that makes it possible for all men, for us, too, to become sons of God." ~Joel S Goldsmith

I Corinthians 2:14
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Romans 8:14
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

An unillumined consciousness is lifted in direct proportion to how much it lets God Lead. God's Love is unconditional, so it's not possible to withhold His Love from anyone. ~Al Denninger
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