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"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
By Joel S Goldsmith

On June 10th, 2020, we began Chapter
"The Meaning of Initiation"

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 10 years of consecutive Lessons for your further review and study!


The Daily Lesson - August 13, 2020

"Isaiah and John, also, undoubtedly attained the Absolute, but they never taught It: they merely revealed in their writings that they had attained It and Its truth. In one way or another, a teacher can show that he has attained the Absolute and can impart It in a measure, but he cannot teach It because It is not a teaching: It is an experience." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 1:6-14 (KJV)
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 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:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 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,)

"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth." Now there's an Experience…. Thank you Father. ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - August 12, 2020

"Moses, too, on the mountain top, at the very height of spiritual revelation, received the awareness that I AM is God. He never taught the Absolute, however: he attained It. The teaching he gave to his followers was a very relative one. To try to reveal to them what he had attained was an impossibility, and the most he could do with his followers was to attempt to teach them to be good human beings, and this by means of The Ten Commandments." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Exodus 24:12,13 (KJV)
12 And the Lord said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.
13 And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount of God.

Exodus 32:15-19 (KJV)
15 And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.
16 And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.
17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.
18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.
19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.

Moses immediately followed God's orders, and presented his people with God's inspired Law to guide them forward into Good. But he could only Lift his people as far as they would be Lifted. Every individual has to want It to Hear It. Eventually some did. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - August 11, 2020

"We have no knowledge of how many attained this consciousness in the days antedating written accounts, but probably one of the first authentic records of such an attainment is that of Melchizedek. With Melchizedek there was no teaching; he taught nothing to anyone; and if he did impart his experience of the Absolute, there is no record of it. Our only information is that there was such a person as Melchizedek, he to whom even Abraham, the father of the Hebrew nation, paid tribute, that is, acknowledged as greater than himself-Melchizedek, never born and never dying. Has anyone but God Itself never been born and never died? No, only God is from everlasting to everlasting; therefore, it was the awareness of his identity as spiritual being, as God, as the I AM that was fully revealed as Melchizedek." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Hebrews 7:1-3 (KJV)
1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

Revelation 21:3-7 (to ;) (KJV)
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things;

The Consciousness of Righteousness and Peace is Created and Present in the image and likeness of the Creator. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - August 10, 2020

"What might be called the first revelation of the Absolute is accredited to Krishna, and while there are no proofs of his attainment, nor are there any manuscripts attributed to anyone by the name of Krishna, this name recurs again and again and again in religious literature, and is always in some way associated with the revelation of God as individual being, God as the only I AM, and that God, or I AM, constituting individual being." ~Joel S Goldsmith

I Corinthians 2:9,10 & 14 (KJV)
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
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.

Divine Discernment Lifts individual being into a state of Spiritual Be-ing whose Given name will be Christ. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - August 9, 2020

"Although there are some few in the history of the world who have come to earth so highly endowed spiritually that they have received the impartation of the Spirit directly by Grace without the intervention or help of a teacher, the vast majority of those who have attained the realization of the Absolute have attained it through a teacher." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Psalms 119:33-38 (to ,) (KJV)
33 Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant,

Psalms 25:4,5 (KJV)
4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Job 27:11 (KJV)
11 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.

A Teacher sent to you will be God's Instrument - an actual Expression of God - manifest here on earth to point the Way, and help you See and Feel the Truth in a way you can understand. They are One with God in Consciousness and Purpose, and not separate. So any way you look at it, you are Loved by God and Taught by God. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - August 8, 2020

"The Absolute is not a teaching but an experience. When it is given in words in a book, it is a revelation, but still not a teaching. Nobody can teach anyone to become the God-incarnated man, but after it has been revealed, it can be taken into consciousness, and the measure of the readiness of the student will be the measure of his experience of it." ~Joel S Goldsmith

I Corinthians 2:9,10 (KJV)
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

John 6:45 (to 3rd ,) (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,

And so we practice within and work with our teachers and practitioners, to get ready to be taught by God….

Be patient. Be focused on God. Be steady. God's Gift of Love is Present and unconditionally ready for us to start Listening… ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - August 7, 2020

"While it is true that there have been only a few full and complete God-incarnated-as-men on earth, there have been very many who have appeared as God incarnated on earth in a measure, and some in a very great measure. Otherwise the works they have performed could not have been performed because they were always works that a man could never have done. No man could have left as his contribution to the spiritual literature of the world the Gospel of John, the Advaita Vedanta, or any of the great original teachings that have become the spiritual heritage of man." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 14:10 the words (KJV)
10 …the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

John 14:12 (to ;) (KJV)
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also;

John 14:22,23 (KJV)
22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

Every individual that has had an Experience and Communion with God will carry out the Activity that God has Given him to do without hesitation. Jesus said that even "greater works that these shall ye do", leaving the door open for any individual that is ready and willing follow God's Direction and be His Instrument, because God is Able… ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - August 6, 2020

"With this revelation there exists forever after what the world calls teacher, saviour, or guru, but which is really the light of God manifested as man, and the power shown forth is the power of God which appears to others to be the power of a man. That is why so often an individual has been set up and glorified as God: it was not seen that it was not a man who was God, but that God was the man. There is quite a difference! A man is never God, but God becomes the man." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 5:30 (to :) (KJV)
30 I can of mine own self do nothing:

John 5:31 (KJV)
31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

James 1:17 (to 2nd ,) (KJV)
17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights,

John 14:10 (KJV)
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

God's Omnipresence Includes His entire Kingdom, and if so be we Dwell there, we are Included in God's Omnipresence. When we are about The Father's Business, The Father Directs and Performs the Work - or God is being Expressed As. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - August 5, 2020

"This 'dark night of the Soul' culminates in the 'death' of personal selfhood and the lifting of the initiate into the master-state of consciousness. In this experience the initiate may witness a tremendous light, a filmy cloud, or a pillar of cloud, descending as if from above and taking form on earth as an individual. In other words, he beholds God incarnating Himself as man, and in this vision I, God, is now I, man: the Father has become the Son, and now I am that I AM. I am He; I am He that should come." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Gen 1:2-4 (to :), 26 (to :), 27 (to ;) (KJV)
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good:

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;

John 10:30 (KJV)
30 I and my Father are one.

John 10:34-38 (KJV)
34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
38 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.

One cannot add to a vessel already full its contents. It must be voided, and purified first. Then it will be willing and able of be filled with Light, Love and Purpose. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - August 4, 2020

"There are many 'dark nights of the Soul' on this Path until the final one. The final one, of course, is the real night of the Soul, and that very nearly costs some their life before they can pass through that particular experience and come out into the full realization of the light." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matthew 7:13,14 (KJV)
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

The path to inharmony is easy to find and it is well-trodden. Seek ye the Truth at any cost and there you will find God's Harmony and Infinite Way of Life. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - August 3, 2020

"In order to attain the spiritual heights, every initiate must go down into the depths and go through a period known as 'the dark night of the Soul,' which may last months and months. This is a time of anguish, a period of barrenness in which he is torn apart and feels certain that God has forsaken him, that he is unworthy, that he has made a mistake, or that he has committed a sin, and God has therefore cast him into outer darkness. The reason for this desolation is not that God has thrown him off: it is only that a greater, deeper light is coming, and there must be an emptying-out process before that greater light can come." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matthew 26:36-39 (KJV)
36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

Deuteronomy 4:30,31 (to ,) (KJV)
30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
31 (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee,

Even in the darkest night of betrayal and eminent death Jesus remained focused on being obedient to the Voice and Will of God.

Dear friends, I have experienced this sense of desolation, lack and sorrow many times in this parenthesis. Not too long ago, I found myself, completely alone and hardly able to move or function except for the most basic needs for a period of months. I am finally getting better at withdrawing from the distraction and quickly removing my agenda and surrendering to God. It takes practice, and lots of it, in my case decades. I assure you this: be at Peace, get on your knees and focus on God when this happens, for The Father will never leave thee or forsake thee. I am so grateful to now be able to Shine the Light for you. Thank you Father. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - August 2, 2020

"As one goes higher on the spiritual path, he attains a humility and a complete freedom from worldly fear. Almost with the first spiritual experience, the fear of death disappears because in the realization of life eternal, it becomes of relative unimportance whether he lives on this plane or on that. No one attains spiritually while a fear of death remains in consciousness. But there again, how could a person possibly take credit for not fearing death, when it is something he did not accomplish, but something that was done for him by the Grace that was given him." ~Joel S Goldsmith

II Corinthians 3:16,17 (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.

Isaiah 41:10 (KJV)
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.

Deuteronomy 33:27 (to :) (KJV)
27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:

Romans 12:3 (to ;) (KJV)
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think;

Fear is a distracted thought that is thinking that there is somehow a separation from God. Rest back, right now, and Feel the embrace of the Presence in, around and through you…. Nothing else really matters, does it? ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - August 1, 2020

"No one can take credit for attaining the spiritual heights because no one has done anything to deserve or earn it, even on the lower levels. I can remember the time of my entrance to the spiritual path when the first signs given me were that I cared no longer for smoking, drinking, or playing cards. I could not even go across the border and put a two-dollar bet on a horse. All of that disappeared. How foolish it would have been if I had taken credit for this, and boasted about how noble I was when I had nothing at all to do with it. These things were simply taken from me: there was no credit accruing to me." ~Joel S Goldsmith

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

I Corinthians 15:51-53 (KJV)
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

This-world falls away when we are Raised above an existence in thought. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 31, 2020

"When a person is identified by the title of master or guru, it is only a means of signifying that individual's spiritual attainment. The person we see is not the master. What constitutes the master is his divine Consciousness. Did not the great Master tell us in effect, 'Do not call me master, do not call me good: there is but one Master, there is but One good'?" ~Joel S Goldsmith

Luke 18:19 (KJV)
19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

John 5:19 (to 5th ,) (KJV)
19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself,

And John said the following:
John 5:36 (KJV)
36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.

I Corinthians 2:16 But (KJV)
16 …But we have the mind of Christ.

Romans 15:6 (to ,) (KJV)
6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God,

Christ Consciousness is the One Good, and One Mouth, that Glorifies God. This is the Work, Given Us to do… ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 30, 2020

"The more of a master one becomes, the more of a servant he really is. There never has been a real master who called himself master; there never has been a master who did not realize that he was not a master, but a servant, a servant to all who came unto him heavy laden, to all who came seeking the Light. He who has attained the consciousness of a master becomes the servant of everybody, and a person with such a high state of consciousness could never stoop even to have a lurking desire to set himself up to be bowed down to and worshiped." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 13:2-17 (KJV)
2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;
3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.
5 After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

Pure Love, Knows only how to Love - never how to use, improve or gain. Be willing to ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 29, 2020

"A real master does not look anything like a master: the real masters more like the servant who comes knocking at the door, asking, 'Can you give me a little food?' and if we have the vision to recognize him as a master, there is a great blessing in it for us." ~Joel S Goldsmith

I Kings 17:8-16 (KJV)
8 And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying,
9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.
10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.
11 And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.
12 And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.
13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.
14 For thus saith the Lord God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth.
15 And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.
16 And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah.

And Jesus speaks about the same woman of Zarapath/Serapata in The New Testament:

Luke 4:24-26 (KJV)
24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.

The widow of Zarapath, appearing in great lack of her own, hesitated and reasoned against sharing at first because Elijah did not appear a Master until God Spoke through Him with the Truth of God's sufficiency. Her faith was well founded and they were fed and all Blessed with abundance the instant there was Recognition of The Presence of God. He later raised her son from the dead - Great Blessings indeed! ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 28, 2020

Certainly, then, a prime requisite in the preparation for initiation on the spiritual path is the understanding that the aspirant is ready to be unknown and to be nothing. If he is instructed to sit in silence the rest of his days, he will sit in silence. If he is bidden to go off somewhere and pray for the world, he will do that, and above all things, he will never let his neighbors or friends or anyone else know that he is a person of spiritual attainment. That is a denial of attainment. ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 5:30,31 (KJV)
30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

John 5:26 (KJV)
26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

I am Known to God, His Love, Peace and Harmony. Is anything else important? Do I need to be known by man? I am Included in Omnipresence. Life is Created and Directed by Him. Any thought of separation is a lie. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 27, 2020

"The preparation for spiritual attainment, if there is any, therefore, is to forsake a goal. Let us suppose that initiation came to a student at this moment, and then he was told never to appear in public again, never to let himself be seen, but to find a cabin in the woods somewhere, and pray. How would he feel if he were a master and nobody else knew it, and he could not even wear a robe? Everyone who has attained that high realization has been given something to do that, while he was doing it, made it impossible for him to have name or fame. The Master Christ Jesus was not known as the Saviour or the Messiah during his own lifetime: he was a simple rabbi walking up and down the streets and villages of Palestine. Later, he was given the honor of being the Saviour, but only later." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matthew 6:6 (to ;) (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;

Matthew 6:25 (to 2nd ,) (KJV)
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life,

John 14:6-10 (to :) (KJV)
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also:
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

I Corinthians 8:3 (KJV)
3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

John 10:14,15 (to :) (KJV)
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father:

Be still.
Be willing.
Be Love.
Be Loved.
~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 26, 2020

"To attain that spiritual realization, the primary responsibility of the student is the practice of meditation. It is in meditation that he loses the self with a small 's,' and gains the Self with a capital 'S.' It is in meditation that he is developing, enriching, and unfolding his inner Self, but not while the human mind is busy with the ambition or desire for attainment." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Psalms 5:3 (KJV)
3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Psalms 25:4,5 (KJV)
4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Matthew 16:24 (to 3rd ,) (KJV)
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself,

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

James 4:7 (to .) (KJV)
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God.

We meditate and practice the Presence silently in consciousness, until we are aware how to surrender unconditionally and are Shown our Spiritual Being. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 25, 2020

"In the beginning of our spiritual experience we are merely coming out of the mortal or erroneous sense of life, usually into a good sense of human life-healthier and more abundant. But that is not the ultimate of life: the ultimate of life is spiritual realization." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matthew 13:12 (to :) (KJV)
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance:

Mark 4:23-25 (to :) (KJV)
23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.
25 For he that hath, to him shall be given:

Luke 11:9,10 (KJV)
9 And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
10 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

For what do you ask?

Do you ask for dominion, to correct an error or for some form of harmony in this-world?

Or, do you ask for Spiritual Light, and Light alone and just to be Present? ~Al Denninger

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The Daily Lesson - July 24, 2020 (Supplement)

Dear Students, The paragraph from 7-23-2020 was repeated due to an error caused by a computer update I made earlier in the day. The previous days message was lost - erased. I sat down last night and started in my usual way on the "next", so I thought, paragraph in the book. It was immediately Illuminated in a completely different way. I never noticed this error until the next day when you all started writing in... Now I am so grateful it all happened the way it did - and how wonderful it is that it is right on topic. Thank you Father.

Thank you to all the wonderful friends that wondered what was going on and wrote to help me to figure out what Happened.

Now I Know how to present this Important Extra Lesson. It is the most Important Lesson I have Given to date. If you Get this completely, then you will never need to lean on me again except to share our Experiences and Smile together forever. We can Bask in the Light and Love of the My Kingdom that Jesus Christ taught us about. Wouldn't that be wonderful!

It is about Living in the Present. We must try not to reference an answer from the past, or "think" we already know what it means and proceed from there. We must also not let someone else tell us what it means and follow that... Learn and Practice Living in the Present - for each day we are Given the Truth we can use, and the Experience we need, and can handle, in that moment.

And so it is, when we study Scripture or meditate, start each session from scratch and ask God what it means… I usually start with: "I can of mine own self do nothing...." Because, if I am not able to proceed, then it has to be The Spirit Within that must Direct and Do the Work - All of it - from the beginning to the end... I am just the vessel for His Love and the vehicle to do It.

And I usually end my study or meditation with and attitude of something like: Speak Lord, thy servant heareth... And Wait for The Answer..... ~Al Denninger

PS: Check The Daily Lesson on this webpage throughout the day. If I make corrections, I do it on the website instead of sending a corrected version by email. The corrected version eventually shows up in the archives posted at the completion of each chapter.

The Daily Lesson - July 24, 2020

"There is no one anywhere, at any time, without Omnipresence. There is no one anywhere, at any time, who does not have the fullness of the Godhead within him, regardless of what crosses, trials, or tribulations, regardless of what years of ignorance, sin, fear, or evil may be his lot. And but for these trials there would be no rousing out of mortality, out of humanness, out of evil humanhood, and later on there would be no rousing out of good humanhood, although eventually, both of these steps must be taken." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matthew 28:20 and (to .) (KJV)
20 and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

John 18:36 (to :) (KJV)
36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world:

If we want to Experience the Omnipresent I Am that is with you always, or my peace that passeth understanding, or if we want to Feel My Kingdom Spirit to Spirit, Soul to Soul, then all of this-world consciousness must be dropped, the bad, the good - all of it. Why? Because Spiritual Consciousness is not of this-world, so it cannot be Felt or found there. ~Al Denninger

Romans 8:5, 9 & 14 (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.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.


The Daily Lesson - July 23, 2020

"There is no one anywhere, at any time, without Omnipresence. There is no one anywhere, at any time, who does not have the fullness of the Godhead within him, regardless of what crosses, trials, or tribulations, regardless of what years of ignorance, sin, fear, or evil may be his lot. And but for these trials there would be no rousing out of mortality, out of humanness, out of evil humanhood, and later on there would be no rousing out of good humanhood, although eventually, both of these steps must be taken." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Psalms 139:7,8 (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.

II Corinthians 8:7-9 (KJV)
7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Mark 10:24 (KJV)
24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

II Corinthians 8:5 (KJV)
5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.

Remain focused on God as we take up our cross and follow Him. Stay the course with unconditional Trust - no matter what. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 22, 2020

"Peter and John were imprisoned, but God must have been with them in the prison, or else there would have been no escape for them. But there was an escape, and there was a whole ministry awaiting them because of Omnipresence, and not so much because of That as because of their recognition of It." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Acts 5:16-29 (KJV)
16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
17 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,
18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.
19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,
20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
21 And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.
22 But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told,
23 Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
24 Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.
25 Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.
26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.
27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,
28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.
29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

Obey God. Be His Instrument, His Activity, and His Love Expressed. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 21, 2020

"Watching Paul in his persecution of the Christians and in his many attempts to eradicate them completely, it would have been hard to believe that God was with him. If we had been part of that Christian band, we would have looked on Saul of Tarsus as a devil. But he was not so great a devil that God was not with him. In fact, God was with Paul awaiting recognition and realization even in the years of his ignorance, in the years of his persecutions and what the Christians would have called his deviltries. God was with him when he received the light and when he became a major factor in the founding and teaching of the Christian faith." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Acts 9:1-20 (KJV)
1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,
2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:
4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.
7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.
9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.
10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.
11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,
12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.
13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.
17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.
20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.

God is All-Knowing.
Ananias was the willing Instrument to Lift Saul with God's Gifts of Healing and Awareness, that Paul might be brought to Light, and in his turn, Lift millions for two thousand years. His Work still Inspires to today and Infinitely beyond today. In turn, when we are ready to Pray and Receive, we will all be Taught of God. And so it is, God is Love Loving. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 20, 2020

"If God had not been with Jesus, even on the Cross, could there have been a Resurrection? Separate and apart from God, does man have powers of good, powers of resurrection or ascension? It is important for those of us on the spiritual path to recognize that wherever there is the restoring of the lost years of the locust as in the case of Elijah, Isaiah, and Joel, wherever there is an experience, such as the ministry of Jesus Christ culminating in the Resurrection and the Ascension, there must be Immanuel, God with us, there must be Omnipresence, even though there have been those intervals in which the appearances were not outwardly testifying to the Presence." ~Joel S Goldsmith

John 5:30,31 (KJV)
30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

John 14:8-11 (to :) (KJV)
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me:

Ezekiel 37:14 (to 2nd ,) (KJV)
14 And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live,

Jesus proved that Life is not of this-world. Life is of God, and at His Direction and that Life does not end. Where the Presence of God is, there is Harmony. Know ye not, that you are forever Included in Omnipresence too? ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 19, 2020

"Elijah, too, must have had a little feeling, for a time at least, that Perhaps God was not present when he was out in the wilderness and was being so persecuted. But if God had not been present, ravens would not have fed him, or the poor widow, nor would he have found cakes baked on the stones in front of him. Regardless of the Problems through which Elijah went, had there not been Omnipresence, Elijah would perhaps never have been heard of again. What an inspiration it is to us when at the end of his trials and tribulations, God reveals to him, 'Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal'-I have saved out your completeness, your perfection, your harmony, and your mission in life. God always saves out for us, too, our completeness, perfection, harmony, and mission in life." ~Joel S Goldsmith

I Kings 17:5-9 (KJV)
5 So he went and did according unto the word of the Lord: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.
6 And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.
7 And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.
8 And the word of the Lord came unto him, saying,
9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.

I Kings 18:1,2 (to .) (KJV)
1 And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.
2 And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab.

I Kings 19:4-8 (KJV)
4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.
5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.
6 And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.
7 And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.
8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

Elijah dedicated himself to following the will of God and found his completeness, perfection, harmony, and mission in life. Our answer is the same. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 18, 2020

"When Moses was leading the Hebrews through their forty years of wilderness-experience, I doubt that many of the Hebrews around him would have acknowledged that God was present; but Moses himself surely must have known during all those forty years that the place whereon he stood at any given moment was holy ground. Had God not been with Moses, would there have been an end to those forty years in the wilderness and the next step into the land of milk and honey?" ~Joel S Goldsmith

Exodus 3:1-5 (KJV)
1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

When Moses was on the backside of the desert, when God was With him, did he not Stand on Holy Ground? ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 17, 2020

"No one attains the spiritual heights except those who have been in the lowest depths. When we are going through our darkest human experience, very few of us actually believe that God is with us. Most of us are convinced that He has forsaken us. But God has never forsaken anyone-not even those in the lowest depth of sin imaginable. God is just as much omnipresent with the sinner as with the greatest saint." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Psalms 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;

Hebrews 13:5 for (KJV)
5 …for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Psalms 91:1-7 (KJV)
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Matthew 28:20 and (KJV)
20 …and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

When do the so called dangers or difficulties that seem to appear before us come neigh? When we do not Dwell in the Secret Place of the Most High - when we forget to focus our Awareness on God… It is Knowing this Truth that makes us free, no matter where we appear to be, and it always will be. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 16, 2020

"The overcoming is never the overcoming of something out here: it is always the overcoming of a belief that has been accepted in our consciousness. The overcoming is within our own consciousness. The longer we postpone that overcoming, the longer will we postpone the day of our final initiation when we become the master of our experience." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Luke 12:40 (KJV)
40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

John 16:32,33 (KJV)
32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Matthew 28:20 and (KJV)
20 …and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

What we need to overcome is the false and unfounded notion that we are somehow separate from God. The Father has put His Spirit in You. Be still and Know it, without doubt, without fear and without exception. There is no scattering and no aloneness in the Higher Consciousness. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 15, 2020

"That which originally caused us to be cast out of our spiritual home into a material sense of the universe was duality-the belief in a selfhood apart from God with its belief in, and fear of, two powers. It is not in someone else that this belief is overcome: it is overcome in us, and by us." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Genesis 3:9-11 (to ?) (KJV)
9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked?

Can human thoughts and ideas improve or inform The Kingdom of God? The instant we judge, second guess, fear, or plug into anything that is not of God, we have stepped out of our Garden of Eden. Thinking is of man - Knowing is of God. We get to decide when we consciously enter into our closet and completely and unconditionally trust the Original Perfect Source and Presence of all Being. If we accept Omnipresence then nothing else exists. ~Al Denninger


The Daily Lesson - July 14, 2020

"We are never on the spiritual path until we have risen above the pairs of opposites, above good and evil, above 'me' and 'mine, above 'thee' and 'thine,' until we have risen to the place in consciousness where there is One. When there is One, and One only, we can feed the multitudes and have twelve baskets full left over, we can heal the multitudes, we can forgive the multitudes, but not while there is a sense of a little self that is seeking for itself." ~Joel S Goldsmith

Matthew 6:13 (KJV)
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Romans 1:20-23 (to ,) (KJV)
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man,

Isn't it wonderful that we are learning to look out at this-world and smile a little Knowing Smile, because we Know the Truth. We can See above the distractions that try to tempt us into thinking that we are somehow separate and apart from God. The error is in the thinking, not the Reality.

The answer is always the same…. God Is, I Am, and All that the Father hath is mine and thine - all that I have is His and Thine. ~Al Denninger

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