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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 February 13, 2019, we began Chapter 9
"AN INTERVAL IN ETERNITY"

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 - March 21, 2019

"But whether we have or have not the courage to admit it, to face up to ourselves, the truth is that we have drawn unto ourselves our own state of consciousness, and so, too, as we enter the Path, we are drawn into a spiritual atmosphere and companionship which have no relationship whatsoever to racial, national, geographic, or religious roots." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Ps 31:24 (to 2nd ,) (KJV)
24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart,

James 4:10 (KJV)
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

Proverbs 2:20 (KJV)
20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

I Corinthians 15:22,23 (to ;) (KJV)
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

Look up and be steadfast - and we shall be Lifted in Loving Oneness. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 20, 2019

"In each parenthesis within the circle, we draw to ourselves the atmosphere and environment in which we can best unfold: the particular parents who can give us the lessons we need whether they be harsh or gentle ones, and the companionship needed for our development. If we look back on our life now, many of us can recognize that we would not be where we are except for some of the experiences that we have gone through, even some that we would like to have avoided." ~Joel S Goldsmith

II Chron 18:16 (KJV)
16 Then he said, I did see all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and the Lord said, These have no master; let them return therefore every man to his house [Consciousness] in peace.

Mark 1:1-2 (KJV)
1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

Ezekiel 34:11-16 (to :)
11 For thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God.
16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick:

Return to Consciousness in Peace. I will lead you back to the good pasture and high mountains of Israel. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 19, 2019

"It is possible and highly desirable to reach a place of recognizing that our present state of consciousness embodies the spiritual progress of every life-experience we have had since the very beginning-that there ever was a beginning to the circle or to what we call coexistence with God. Every time that we meditate, we can realize that our consciousness embodies the fruitage of our spiritual development for a million years. It embodies every bit of spiritual development and attainment that we have been accumulating throughout all time, and it is present here and now as the degree of maturity that we have attained. If it were actually the full maturity itself, we would no longer incarnate except either voluntarily or under orders to perform a specific mission." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 8:58 (KJV)
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

Psalms 90:1-2 (KJV)
1 Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

Luke 24:30,31 (KJV)
30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

The Spirit of God [Christ Consciousness] is Omnipresent, always was and always will be, and we are Included in that… Our Eyes are Opened the instant we Know this. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 18, 2019

"Our life-expression within the parenthesis need not be limited to threescore years and ten or twenty, but on the other hand, it would not make any difference if it ended at twoscore years or less because it is not the number of years that develops us: it is the intensity of the experience that expands consciousness. There may be those who complete this earth-cycle within the parenthesis at thirty, forty, or fifty and there may be others who will go on to seventy, eighty, ninety, or a hundred; but whether early or late, the life-span can be completed in health if it is done in the understanding of life as expanding consciousness, not as finite time." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Colossians 1:9-10 (KJV)
9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

John 4:13,14 (KJV)
13 Jesus answered and said unto her [the woman at Jacob's well], Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

Luke 4:4 (KJV)
4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

The Way for Me is a Spiritual Journey of Expanding Consciousness, Walk with Me, Drink My Water and Live by The Word of God. ~al.within

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The Daily Lesson - March 17, 2019

"It takes spiritual courage to face the teaching contained in the Bible because when its true meaning is understood, it compels us to live in the now, repent, and to begin sowing the right kind of seeds." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Joshua 1:7-9 (KJV)
7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.
8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Mark 1:15 King (KJV)
15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Seek ye first The Kingdom of God - and then spend the rest of Your Life Being a Living Transparency and Instrument to Lift the next generation.

Thank you Father for Your patience with me and for Your Unconditional Love… ~al.within

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The Daily Lesson - March 16, 2019

"The only persons who are willing to face that are those who can turn their backs on the past and determine to sow to the Spirit, determine to have an end to this human bickering, greed, jealousy, and fear, to stop worrying whether they pass on at thirty or at a hundred and thirty, and to be willing to live each day as if they were building tomorrow, and consciously to realize when they think or do wrong that it has to be undone and cannot be left to accumulate." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Galatians 6:8 (KJV)
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Eph 2:18-22 (KJV)
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Determine to Recognize Your Habitation of God - where there is Omnipresent Peace. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 15, 2019

"Many persons have never been exposed to the as-ye-sow-so-shall-ye-reap teaching, nor to the teaching that the bread they cast on the waters returns to them. These ideas have not been taught because they are not popular subjects. Few persons want to be faced with the truth that they are manufacturing their experience of next year right now, and furthermore that at this moment they are manufacturing what their life will be ten years from now. It takes only one step of the imagination to see that karma really means that we are building not only for the next ten or twenty years: we are building for eternity." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matthew 7:24-29 (KJV)
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes

Matthew 16:13-19 (KJV)
13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Loose your Life [House] to God. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 14, 2019

"If we are not building for eternity, of what benefits this sacrifice? Why not live today because tomorrow we die? Why not enjoy it while we are here? No, that we cannot do because we would be reaping a negative and selfish karma, an ingrown self. If that is what we sow, that is what we shall have to reap." ~Joel S Goldsmith

I Corinthians 3:9-11 (KJV)
9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ

II Corinthians 5:1 (KJV)
1 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Let the Lord build the house and it shall be harmonious forever. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 13, 2019

"There is no need to feel sad or discouraged, therefore, about those closest to us who have never touched the spiritual path because this condition exists only within the limits of the parenthesis. Everyone is free while he is here, and he is just as free to find his way when he is no longer here. He has not wasted his life: he has merely wasted a parenthesis. He will still have his awakening, and the fruition and the fullness, because undoubtedly each one of us has lived the same supid life that the majority of mankind lives- the life of the walking dead, the Soulless life- and probably lived it dozens of times.

Just as in this particular experience we are beginning to awaken, so as we witness those who are living this experience or passing from still unawakened, we can look at them with the realization that it really does not matter. This parenthesis is only a period of threescore years and ten, twenty, or thirty, but they have all of eternity in which awaken, and will." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Ephesians 5:14-21 (KJV)
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

Matthew 7:14 (KJV)
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

I am so grateful that you are one of the few there be, that Seek, Knock and Ask. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 12, 2019

"It really is a form of ignorance and egotism to say that we have laid down our lives for our country or for our children. We never did; we never did! We have been building our own karma, and it would be impossible to sow to the Spirit and not reap life everlasting, to sow to freedom and not reap freedom, to sow to love and not reap love, to sow to friendship and not reap friendship. Even if every friend on earth betrayed us, that is only inside this parenthesis." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matt 7:14 (KJV)
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Matt 6:33 (KJV)
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

We must focus on the Way that Leads to God and not be distracted by the noise presented in this-world. Harmony patiently awaits those seeking it. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 11, 2019

"There again is a wider application of the truth that the bread we cast upon the waters will return to us. Some persons complain that they have gone through their whole lifetime without having any bread return. No, they have only gone through this parenthesis. This present parenthesis eventually is rubbed out; and then when the next parenthesis comes into being, there is a higher experience, which is the evolutionary fruitage of the one before." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Ecclesiastes 11 (KJV)
11 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.

II Corinthians 9:6-8 (KJV)
6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

These lines in Ecclesiastes and II Corinthians are Promises made and Promises Kept bountifully, but in God's Kingdom there no sense of time. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 10, 2019

"Are the efforts that parents make to educate their children, even though it may involve such a life of sacrifice that they themselves are never free from backbreaking labor or household drudgery, made only for their children, or are they building their own karma? Their children may not even benefit by their sacrifices, and it would make no difference if they did not because no one can build another's karma, not even that of his own children. Each one builds his own, and whatever form this present life takes, even if it is a complete cycle of sacrifice upon sacrifice, struggle upon struggle, it is for the development of his own consciousness and will come back to him in the form of education, freedom, and opportunity- whatever it is that he has given to others." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Gal 6:8-10 (to 2nd ,) (KJV)
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
9 And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men,

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

Make the opportunity today to patiently and persistently Watch as Love Unfolds your Life [Its Life]. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 9, 2019

"This must be true if there is any reason to life or any purpose in living. Were the millions of people of India, China, and Russia born to know nothing but the suffering and horror of their lives for the past hundreds of years? Are they only living out the destiny of the karma they have built up in preceding lives, or are they struggling for freedom from hunger, exploitation, and oppression because they are the very ones who will return to enjoy the better conditions they are helping to create?" ~ Joel S Goldsmith

II Peter 3:13 (KJV)
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

Galatians 6:9 (KJV)
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Keep focused on laying up your treasures in Heaven, for there will your Way be Opened. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 8, 2019

"From there on, the sowing not only results in reaping while we are still here, but it results in an ever-greater reaping as we go on. Every bit of metaphysical or spiritual wisdom that we have attained in this lifetime is of value to us on this plane as well as hereafter, so that we cannot separate karma from reincarnation, any more than we can separate karma from our next year. Our next year is being built this year. The degree of spiritual consciousness we can attain this year will be evidenced in our outer life next year. An expanding and evolutionary consciousness will continue to operate forever- inside the parenthesis and beyond." ~Joel S Goldsmith

II Pet 3:13-18 (to 2nd .) (KJV)
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever.

Rom 11:36 (KJV) 36
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

Be Still. Be steadfast. Be not distracted by appearances. Look Up!

I have been with you since before Abraham, am with you now, and forever will Be… ~al.within

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The Daily Lesson - March 7, 2019

"The approach of The Infinite Way to the concept of karma and reincarnation, however, is different from that of other teachings which embrace this doctrine. The Orientals teach that every bit of sowing creates a corresponding karmic debt which must be paid off in this lifetime or in subsequent lifetimes, and that regardless of any change of consciousness in us, we must pay to the uttermost farthing, whereas The Infinite Way teaches that irrespective of what sin of karma has been stored up, in any second of repentance, in a breath, we are as pure and white as snow. In a moment of real repentance, in an awakening which brings the realization that sin is no part of us and has no right to be, in that second, karma is wiped out, and we are on the spiritual cycle." ~Joel S Goldsmith

I John 1:7-9 (KJV)
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Eph 5:8,9 (KJV)
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: 9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)

Eph 5:14 (KJV)
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

You have always been Included in God's Omnipresence. Isn't it wonderful that you are now Aware of that fact. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 6, 2019

"As we sow in this lifetime, so will we reap in the next. Many persons have thought of the doctrine of karma and reincarnation as being primarily an Oriental teaching, and while it is true that it did originate in the Far East, this doctrine has been accepted and acknowledged the world over by mystics, poets, and philosophers to whose attention it has been brought and who have seen the rightness of it. Many of these very people, however, are unaware of the Christian teaching of repentance and do not understand that the Christ-teaching, unlike the Oriental teaching of karma, does not doom a person to his karma until it has been exhausted, but rather wipes out the past in the moment of real repentance. With the recognition of the Christ, with repentance and with turning, karma is instantly erased." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matt 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.

Acts 3:19 (KJV)
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

Luke 23:39-43
39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

The thieves accepted their karma - but the Christ knows only the truth of Being… Omnipresence includes today. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 5, 2019

"As we visualize the circle and move around it, it is apparent that everything we do at any given point of the circle determines what and who we are at the next point of that circle. We either stay a mortal material being and keep on going around and around, repeating the same life-experience and reaping the same karma over and over and over, or we are an expanding consciousness, and with every time around we are a bigger, better, more spiritual consciousness with greater dominion." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Eph 4:17,18 (KJV)
17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind [consciousness],
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

John 18:36 (KJV)
36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Ephesians 4:24 (KJV)
24 And that ye put on the new man [Consciousness], which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

In the un-illumined this-world state of thought, it is as though we are walking the same path stumbling on the same distractions again and again… Add a little Light and we can See the Truth. The Way always was effortlessly clear. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 4, 2019

"This is a hard saying, and it is especially hard for those who are afraid to face up to themselves, who are reluctant to admit that they have brought all their problems on themselves. 'Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption' - not only in this world, but in the worlds to come." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 6:59-63 (KJV)
59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Karma can't escape thought. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 3, 2019

"From the standpoint of our spiritual development, it is important for us to learn that when we came from that unknown somewhere, we brought with us an attained state of consciousness, and that while we are here, we are expanding that consciousness. The period in which we live on this earth is like a school. If we go through life wasting our time and not availing ourselves of the opportunities for spiritual unfoldment provided here, when we leave this plane we will have to return and go through the entire experience again, just as children who do not learn the lessons of one grade in school must repeat the grade in order to be ready for the next one. If we go out on a down cycle and come in on another down cycle, it will just keep on, and on, and on, until eventually every knee bends to God, to the spiritual life. So, if we have to come back a thousand times- experience a thousand or more parentheses- it is because we have brought it on ourselves." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Ephesians 5:16 (KJV)
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.

Romans 14:11 (to 4th ,) (KJV)
11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,

John 6:45 (KJV)
45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

Eventually we will all Listen - so why not right now? Be still…. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 2, 2019

"Instead of pitying those who have reached advanced years and are not functioning vitally and actively, let us realize that they, too, are a part of a cycle, not acted upon by the human belief of threescore years and ten or by the belief of deteriorating matter, but that they are a part of this circle of eternity. With that realization, one of two things happens: they either revive and lose ten, twenty, or thirty years from off their shoulders, or if they have arrived at the fulfillment of time, they will be released into their ultimate attainment. Whichever it may be, they will no longer be victims of fear or dread, or of the loneliness of those who hold them here because they want their companionship." ~Joel S Goldsmith

II Corinthians 4:16 (KJV)
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

Psalms 92:14 (KJV)
14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;

Deuteronomy 34:7 (KJV)
7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

As we advance on our Path our service to God may change, but the Purpose of Being stays the same. Look up! I have Work for You to do... Look up! I have Love that needs to be Loving… My Peace I Give… Are you Listening? ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - March 1, 2019

"When we realize that we are a part of a circle, we no longer fear what mortal conditions can do to us because we are under a divine destiny, and nobody, no thing, and no condition can push us out of this body until our time has come. Our time does not necessarily mean the commonly accepted human span of years: it means the time required to reach the individual development of consciousness that is possible to each one of us on this plane, a development which cannot expand any further until it has made the transition into another experience." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Psalms 56:4 (KJV)
4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

James 4:15 (KJV)
15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

John 14:27 (KJV)
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

May Thy will be done Father, on earth as it is in Heaven... My Experience is Thine… In Thee do I put my trust… ~al.within

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The Daily Lesson - February 28, 2019

"To understand, however, that we cannot be moved outside of our cycle, that we are part of an eternal destiny, and that as we were moved into this parenthesis, so we will be moved on out of it- but only in accord with the unfolding of consciousness and not by being pushed out of it- would expand consciousness and contribute to a more satisfying human experience." ~Joel S Goldsmith

II Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

John 3:16 (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

All that I have is thine, dear friends. Not as the world knoweth it, and I will never leave thee…
Thank you Father…. I Love you… ~al.within

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The Daily Lesson - February 27, 2019

"The beginning, then, of overcoming this dread and fear of death is to Realize that our human span here is but a preparation for another experience, and we should bid Godspeed to those who have finished this cycle and are ready for the next. This very overcoming of the fear and dread of death would prepare us for a more harmonious experience on earth and undoubtedly prolong our life, because many of the passings are unnecessary and are brought on by the very clutching to ourselves of a material sense of life which often works in reverse and hastens us out of this experience." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Philippians 1:21 (KJV)
21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Ps 23:4 (to ;) (KJV)
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;

John 16:13 (to :) (KJV)
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:

Rom 8:5,6 (KJV)
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Our journey on this Path is straight and narrow. Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. Let your Self be Led onward and upward. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - February 26, 2019

"But even from a common-sense standpoint, how dull and monotonous life would eventually become if we had nothing to do but go to sleep at night, wake up in the morning, and unendingly go through a round of doing the same things that we have been doing for sixty, seventy, or eighty years! There has to be a break in that. What would happen to men who today retire at sixty-five and sometimes are frantic by the time they are seventy or seventy-five, if they were to go on forever and ever living that same kind of useless, monotonous existence? There must be an escape from this kind of 'vegetating.'" ~Joel S Goldsmith

I John 2:15-17 (KJV)
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Matthew 6:25 (KJV)
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Thank you Father, for Lifting Me out of a decaying existence in this-world. My Work is Your Life. My body is Your Instrument. My Consciousness is Your Individual Expression…. ~al.within

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The Daily Lesson - February 25, 2019

"There is also a reluctance and resistance to having our friends and relatives leave this experience. Strangely enough, there is no resistance to birth which ushers in most of mankind's troubles. Then, why should there be a resistance to death, which in most cases is an end to many of our problems? True, we have formed the habit of being with certain people and have become attached to them, and when they are gone, a void is left which causes grief." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 14:1-4 (KJV)
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

Matthew 5:4 (KJV)
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

We are never alone - always Loved - before, during or after this parenthesis. I am with you. My Peace I give unto you. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - February 24, 2019

"There is no denying that in the consciousness of most people there is a natural reluctance to leave the human scene, a reluctance to pass on, make the transition, or whatever we may choose to call the change." ~Joel S Goldsmith

II Thessalonians 4:13-14 (KJV)
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

II Corinthians 4:17-18 (KJV)
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Fear not, for I will never leave you no matter what you were told by things which are seen [temporal]. Rest now, and Trust Me… ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - February 23, 2019

"If we could see this life as a parenthesis in eternity, we would realize that each one comes into this parenthesis to advance himself beyond what he was before, and therefore, there must be a going on from this experience in order to evolve into the next." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Proverbs 4:18 (KJV)
18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Thank you Father for Lighting my Path. I know that I cannot proceed without You… Every day is an opportunity to be Lifted Higher in Consciousness. I Love to Feel Your Assurance and Love… ~al.within

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The Daily Lesson - February 22, 2019

"Probably nature has wisely decreed that we carry with us into this present experience no memory of specific hardships endured, or the sordid aspects of former lives, but that we carry only the attained, developed consciousness, whether it be of music, literature, art, science, or spiritual wisdom, and probably not even a memory of the particular form it took." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Isa 44:21,22 (KJV)
21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.
22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

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.

If we Acknowledge Him, there is no earthly form to see with human eyes - only Consciousness formed. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - February 21, 2019

"This does not mean that individuals in every succeeding generation will avoid problems characteristic of its particular time or resulting from catastrophic upheavals like world wars and economic disasters which often bring on waves of juvenile delinquency, alcoholism, drug addiction, and crime. With maturity and an exposure to a better and higher way of life, many problems harassing the world today will disappear.

Is it not possible that those engaged in crime may have carried some of this over from a previous still lower state of consciousness in a former life, just as very young children who give evidence of greater musical skill or of an artistic or religious nature must have lived before, been on the Path, returned, and brought with them a developed state of consciousness? Is it possible to believe that they could have learned all these things from birth to three or four years of age? Is a mathematical skill or an inventive turn of mind inherited, or is it the embodied development that was attained in a former life?" ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 15:6-8 (KJV)
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

By Abiding in Spirit we are Lifted. I don't have an answer for this one today - but God will if we open our Avenue of Awareness. Let me know what you Hear, Ok? ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - February 20, 2019

"Today we do not use whale-oil lamps, we do not study by candlelight, we do not have to go out and hunt or fish for our food. And why? Because we were not born at the same state of development as our ancestors. Had we been compelled to begin where our great-grandparents began, we would have had to go through the same process of life as they, but we are the beneficiaries of an evolutionary state of consciousness. We have come into this world more highly civilized than our predecessors, but that would have been impossible if they and we, too, had been born from a standing start.

How can anyone fail to recognize that there is an evolutionary process of consciousness going on constantly? This means that regardless of what conditions of evil we may behold they are transitory and temporary. The next generation will have less of them, and the following generation still less of them, and so on, and on, and on." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Psalms 145:9-13 (KJV)
9 The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee.
11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power;
12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all generations.

Romans 15:4 (KJV)
4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Each generation honors their fathers and loves their sons.
And Love is Good to all. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - February 19, 2019

"If such a tremendous evolution has taken place in the past fifty years, how much greater has been the evolution over the past thousand years! Cannibalism is now practically extinct; tribal wars which often resulted in the defeated men and women being pressed into slavery have been almost completely wiped out.

Thinking of the progress and changes that have been made must cause one to speculate as to how and why such an evolution has taken place, inasmuch as every generation eventually leaves the human scene, and a new one follows. Is each new generation better than the one of twenty, thirty, forty, fifty, or two hundred years ago? Are these men and women better, or could they conceivably be the same men and women who learned lessons in their previous experiences and are now profiting from them?

Is not everything that we learn in this lifetime transmitted to the next generation? Will not the new generation take up where we leave off? Will it not accept unquestioningly the mechanical and material progress made by preceding generations?" ~Joel S Goldsmith

Colossians 1:26-28 (KJV)
26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

Ephesions 5:13,14 (KJV)
13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.
14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

God is the Source of all Good. God does not subtract He multiplies.
Ignorance dissolves as Christ Consciousness expands. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - February 18, 2019

"In other areas as well, a significant change has been taking place in consciousness. Those of us whose memory goes back far enough can recall that during the strikes in the ready-to-wear industry of New York, in the coal mines of Pennsylvania, and in the automobile industry of Detroit, it was not an unheard of occurrence for management and labor to engage in what at times amounted almost to a shooting war. There is little of that today, and more and more of arbitration and mediation, all of which represents an evolution in consciousness. In legal disputes, too, there is a greater attempt today to settle lawsuits outside of court rather than to force every case into court." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Isaiah 2:22 (KJV)
22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?

The Way has been Shown - but we must keep on pointing the Way to harmony by placing our Lives in God's hands and teaching the next generation to do likewise. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - February 17, 2019

"That there is an evolutionary life process going on in this human picture, surely few can deny. That human consciousness is unfolding on a progressively upward spiral is born out by the fact that years ago when nations had conflicts of interest, they seldom sat down to discuss their problems, but settled them by going to war. The very horrors of the wars that have been fought in the twentieth century, however, have forced such an evolution in consciousness that nations are now trying to work out their problems without warfare, even though here and there, there is still a desire to return to the old way. On the whole, the trend is away from war, perhaps because the realization is dawning that war as it would be fought in this nuclear age would completely annihilate the human species." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Ephesians 4:11-15 (KJV)
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

Matthew 26:52 (KJV)
52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

Rom 16:19,20 (KJV)
19 For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

II Peter 3:18 (KJV)
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Harmony is a natural progression; once we are steadfastly on The Path. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - February 16, 2019

"Even though the unillumined and uninitiated may claim that all this is only speculative, I can tell you that there are those who have completed their cycle of life on earth, and therefore would not have to return to this-world experience. Nevertheless, they do reincarnate, in some cases voluntarily and in others under instructions from those who likewise have been graduated and who perhaps act as spiritual influences behind this earth-plane." Joel S Goldsmith

Matthew 17:10-13 (KJV)
10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
12 But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
13 Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

Luke 24:12-16 (KJV)
12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

The Christ Consciousness within is forever Present and available and will do whatever is necessary to be Recognized. But can it be that sometimes our eyes are holden [distracted] so that we could be temporarily un-Aware? ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - February 15, 2019

"The ancients tell us that when we are perfected, that is, when we live this life as God lives life, in that degree of purity, we will not enter the parenthesis again: we will just live in the circle, outside, beyond, and above all human experience." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Romans 8:11 (KJV)
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

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

We will be kept in Perfect Peace - if so be we Dwell in the Spirit and Life of God. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - February 14, 2019

"One mystic described this life as 'a parenthesis in eternity.' This life! Observing life objectively and using the circle as symbolic of all life, it is obvious that we have come from the past into a parenthesis in the circle, and when this parenthesis is removed- the one marking birth and the other marking death- we will be on our way into another parenthesis, or what is called the future.

This should help us to understand that our present life on earth is only an interval in eternity. We have come from somewhere and we are going somewhere, but because life is an unending circle, we are again going to come from a somewhere, and we are again going to go to a somewhere, and this will go on, and on, and on. Will it ever end? Who knows?" ~Joel S Goldsmith

II Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

God's Life does not include our perception of time. It just Is…
And always will Be. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - February 13, 2019

CHAPTER IX

AN INTERVAL IN ETERNITY

"Life has frequently been depicted as a circle, representing eternity, without beginning and without end. If we visualize life in that way and realize that our immediate human span of life is confined within a segment of that circle and that all the other segments of the circle are yet to be encompassed, we can see that within the confines of that circle, there is a past as well as a future." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 3:6-15 (KJV)
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 10:28,29 (KJV)
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

II Peter 3:8 (KJV)
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

The only thing that appears to have a beginning and end is our sense of separation from The Eternal Presence of God. We are Encompassed within The Life of Infinite Omnipresence. You can't have a vine without a branch and you can't have a branch without a vine… ~Al Denninger

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