10/23: Our right to be free

10/23: Our right to be free

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  1. Thank you John, what a great lift. That word "freedom" so exemplifies what the study of Christian Science brings to man. Freedom from that mortal, material sense of life with its beliefs of sin, sickness, limitation and death. Freedom has meant so much to so many people around the world and Christian Science brings to light, through spiritual understanding, an even greater sense of what it truly means to be free.

  2. Thank you.

  3. Thank you for this lift. Freedom from sin, disease and death is freedom from illusion, from the appearance world. When physical conditions, which are really mental concepts, encounter the truth, we are free of them, and healing occurs. Freedom lies in our awareness of the unreal nature of appearances. Thanks again for this inspired lift...

  4. Thank you, John! I've often thought as well that our freedom is known as we become "as a little child". Look at the freedom they display! - no worries, no personal responsibilities - they simply trust that their needs will be met. As Mary Baker Eddy states in Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures on page 236, "Jesus loved little children because of their freedom from wrong and their receptiveness of right." That is true freedom!

  5. tHANK YOU

  6. So beautifully expressed!!!!!!!

    Thank you John

  7. Thank you so much for this gift of unlimited,complete and free life.

  8. Thank you for the since of true freedom..it will be nice to hear your lecture in Danville on November 8 ..looking forward as usual to hear all your daily lifts and now your lecture.

  9. This is what the world is seeking...FREEDOM...from "every ill that flesh is heir to..." What Mary Baker Eddy found was the SCIENCE of that freedom...and she discovered that it was "within"...within our thought...within consciousness. She found God to be the ONLY Mind...and when she (as she puts it) "got out of God's way"...FREEDOM just flowed naturally...and she healed "every manner of sickness and every manner of sin"...just as jesus did. Then she taught it...just as Jesus did...and today there are thousands of verified testimonies of people's lives that prove the SCIENCE of what she discovered...and we are all blessed beyond measure. And we don't have to do some GREAT deed...just accept this glorious liberty...Read that wonderful book...Science and Health..."eat it up"
    think about what it says...live it...love it...and be FREE...thanks John

  10. Wow, John! That is SUCH a wonderful - and freeing - start to my day. I am going to listen again and take notes! Freedom to be who we really are as God's precious children is our divine right.

    Thank you so much!

  11. There are so many things we need to know that we are free from, things we may have never even considered before, as you point out when you refer to freedom from material forces, such as gravity, temperature, time, and distance. What implications there are in being free from the downward pull of gravity, the subtle effects of the seasons, the constant ticking away of minutes, and the sense of separation from others by distance. We need to wake up to these false suggestions of bondage. Thank you for helping me to know the truth that makes me free..

  12. Carol,Switzerland
    Dear John, thank you very much for this healing message. It's so wonderful.

  13. Thank you so much John for this wonderful lift. Most of us have the freedom to go out when we want, eat what we want, visit who we want, but we need also to understand the deeper freedom from suggestions of imprisonment which sometimes flood our thinking. I have a little blackboard in our kitchen where I write up the topic of the Daily Lifts and add a word or too to remind me through the day of the truths and ideas shared. It's time to update it right now.

  14. Thank you John, just what I needed to hear today! Love to ALL and many thanks to the daily lift team and to all our family of lifters!

  15. Thank you, John.


    Truth, wisdom, Love and Sincerity, to ALL mankind.

    Rob scott
    Chicago, IL

  16. How true in Christian Science, and there is no outside of Christian Science - and how comforting; thank you a lot, dear John

  17. John, Thank you.

  18. Truth is God’s to give it… and ours by heritage.
    We already have the freedom given by our Maker when He made us His image and likeness. (Gen.1:26, 27)

    Jesus said, “Ye shalt know the truth and the truth shalt make you free”. (John 8: 32)
    He talked of a freedom from any kind of limitation —including those we impose on ourselves by accepting the material senses as guide for our lives.

    “Citizens of the world, accept the "glorious liberty of the children of God," and be free! This is your divine right.” S&H 227:24

    La Verdad le pertenece a Dios para darla… y es nuestra por heredad.

    Ya tenemos la libertad otorgada por nuestro Hacedor cuando nos hizo a Su imagen y semejanza. (Gen. 1:26, 27)

    Jesús dijo, “Conoceréis la verdad y la verdad os hará libres”. (Juan 8:32)
    Habló de libertad de todo tipo de limitaciones —incluso de aquellas que nos imponemos a nosotros mismos al aceptar a los sentidos materiales como guía para nuestra vida.

    “Ciudadanos del mundo, ¡aceptad la "libertad gloriosa de los hijos de Dios" y sed libres!
    Ése es vuestro derecho divino.” CyS 227:25

  19. Thank you John. I think freedom from the many world beliefs about health, age, lack, bondage, and so forth is what we need to pray about on a daily basis.Words from one of our much loved hymns tells us "The cause requires unswerving might: With God alone agree, Then have no other aim than right; End bondage, O be free" (No 5 in CS Hymnal)

  20. Since we are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God dwell within us -( derived from the Bible )then we are free from all the ills of the flesh. Everything that the belief of a material existence throws at us, we can know is unreal, and dissolve it with the evidence of spiritual health, harmony and holiness.
    "Ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free" - free from EVERYTHING that flesh is heir to. What a wonderful revelation, but it needs our willingness to claim and express this freedom.
    Thank you John, and all the comments which expand this wonderful lift.

  21. p.s. Nice music for this lift!!!

  22. Thank you so much, John and all Lifters ..Freedom from everything ..and anything .. freedom that is impossible to be dispossesed of.

    I have para phrased Acts 22:24-29 to make a point in Christian Scientifically(Truthfully): The chief captain commanded him(Paul) to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging(inflicting pain and fear); that he might know(mortally) wherefore they cried so against him.

    And as they bound him with thongs(mortal conditions..), Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful(spiritually legitimate) for you to scourge a man that is a Roman(perfect child of God), and uncondemned(You shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free)?

    When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest; for this man is a Roman(perfect child of God).

    Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman(perfect child of God)? He said, Yea.

    Then the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom(a belief of mortal mind this[Truth's] freedom cannot be bought). And Paul said, But I was free born(of.. from.. by.. Truth).

    Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him(demonstration.. fleeing of mortal conditions and all ills): and the chief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman(perfect child of God), and because he had bound him(illusionary imprisonment).

  23. Thank you for this very wonderful LIFT.

  24. Many thanks John for this inspiring lift. Yes. "To be free is our divine right." "God made all His creatures free;/ Life itself is liberty;/ God ordained no other bands/ Than united hearts and hands." (Christian Science Hymnal #83).

  25. How grateful I am to read about freedom today. although it seems as though freedoms are being taken away in so many venues - health care; lack of accurate communication; the news. AND YET! We cannot have our freedom taken from us. The two edged sword of Truth reveals the lie and cancels it with Truth, spiritual facts, and that is our promised freedom. We are always given what to do and what to say. Listening to that 'still small voice' proves our freedom intact, our Life in God. Paul and Silas sang praises to God at midnight, established the foundation of truth about God,and the prison walls collapsed, for everyone not just themselves- that's freedom!
    Acts 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

  26. John, what a great "lift". Thank you so much.

  27. This was exactly the angel "lift" I needed this morning. Thank you for the calm, powerful, loving sharing of the truth that frees us!

  28. At least free...!
    Thank you....
    Like Gerogia said....I needed this morning your Daily Lift
    Our Divine right!!!!
    Thank you..thank you..thank you!!!!

  29. Thank you, John!!!!

  30. We are free to live our lives in the image and likeness of God in our individual manner. That's what Jesus did. The politics and decrees of Rome didnt touch him. He went where he was led and nothing impeded his movements or speeches, not mobs, not soldiers, nor the ecclesiastical despotism of the times. Gravity didnt touch him, he walked on water. Time wasnt a factor, ever. He was immediately to the other side when crossing the Sea of Galilee in a boat. And it took him 4 days to get to Lazarus. And even when he was willingly crucified, just when they thought they had him for good, the one who walked, and worked, and spoke freely, he was resurrected! In the employ of his Father, fulfilling his mission, Jesus was free. He who was most servant of all was freest of all. And we have the mighty privilege of following him and trusting our Father every step we take..

    Thank you John!! :-)))

  31. Thank you for this freedom lift! Thank you also to :

    Dotti, Betsy from Arizona, Lynda from Bakersfield and others! Thank you for your suggestions from yesterday Tuesday, 10/22/13 about silencing the material senses. They are very helpful.

  32. Thank you for this treatment. I will use this in knowing that those living under tyranny and horror, will find freedom. I can work for the world today with this lift.

  33. Thank you John...a great Lift and great sharing Lifter thoughts.

  34. Thanks a lot, John.
    I'll be sharing your precious message today.

  35. Thank you John, just what I needed today. Acknowledge my divine right to be free. Blessings to all.

  36. Thank you!

  37. Great lift, John, thank you.

  38. Your messages are always so helpful and healing, John, on these Daily Lifts, in CS lectures, periodicals, etc. - sincerest thanks! My gratitude, too, to all contributors to these Lift gifts!

  39. Thank-you most kindly John for the words of wisdom!

  40. Jon you have given us a wonderful treatment to ponder and use! Thank you so much.
    God's man, as you say has "freedom from all material forces". And this, of course, includes all mankind, all "citizens of the world". We can know that God's divine Love does not distinguish among peoples of the world who are not free; He helps us all to freedom.
    Wonderful thoughts to begin the day!

    And thank you lifters, as always, and the Daily Lift Team too.

  41. What an inspiring message so clearly presented - thanks, John. "I love Thy way of freedom, Lord. To serve Thee is my choice, In Thy clear light of Truth I rise And, listening for Thy voice, I hear Thy promise old and new, That bids all fear to cease: My presence still shall go with thee And I will give thee peace." This is just the first of three very comforting verses from Hymn 136 in the Christian Science Hymnal. What protection we have when God's presence is with us wherever we are.

  42. I Loved this message! Thank You!

  43. Somos libres, tan libres como nuestra propia libertad lo permite, entonces Sí, somos totalmente libres, pero no ajenos a esa libertad. Eso es lo maravilloso, nuestro derecho a ganarla, haciéndola inmarcesible con nuestra confianza en Dios, en el entender que, Dios es libre, nosotros también, si a Dios nos asemejamos.

    Ayer en la tele, vi a un muchacho australiano, que le faltan los brazos, y pocas veces he oido con tanta confianza hablar de Dios, diciendo, entre otras cosas, que más que el estudio para superar sus carencias para no ser una carga a su familia, fue la fe en Dios que lo sacó adelante, sin duda que los hijos de Dios somos sus hijos, aunque nos falte los brazos, las piernas, y que se puede ser muy noble, o más noble en esas sircunstancias, o en cualquier otra por muy adversa que sea.

    Entiendo que esa nobleza de caracter, fue lo que le permitió superar sus deficiencias físicas, demostrando que la materia o falta de ella en un físico, no impide demostrar la bondad divina, como él lo hace, negando y hasta desafiando esa apariencia, con coraje saliendo a mostrarse al mundo para probarlo con su accionar generoso, para ser un ejemplo en aquellos que padecen lo mismo u otro impedimento, y lo sustancialmente para aquellos que padecen la discapacidad de entender a Dios, la discapacidad mental, la peor de las discapaidades, porque es la que hace esclavos en lugar de libres.

    Muchas gracias John, muy inspirado.

  44. We certainly do need to give grateful thanks, acknowledgement and appreciation every moment. There wasn't a lot of fun or jollity when we were growing up, but Christian Science showed us a whole change of perception and awakened us to the joy, intelligence and opportunities open to us if we only listen and accept all that God is pouring out without limit and without measure. Nobody would ever wish 'to return to positions outgrown'; so let's rejoice and make the most of immediate harmony and the promise of immortality.
    Thank you John for this really enjoyable Lift; to the Your Daily Lift staff and to all who know come to the waters every day.

  45. Loved the inclusion of freedom from temperature.

  46. John, I enjoyed your lift, because one of the greatest truth I´ve ever learned from Christian Science is that about my real freedom. Freedom that has come to me by accepting Jesus´s words: "“Ye shalt know the truth and the truth shalt make you free”. (John 8: 32).
    The citation from S&H on page 227:24 has always accompanied me when facing material beliefs and it´s been very helpful!
    Thank you John, for your inspiration!

  47. Well spoken - always take great comfort and find lots to think about throughout the days in your lifts John, so thank you.

  48. Thank you, thank you, thank you,

  49. Thanks for this Lift to the world today, -- the knowledge that genuine, complete, and permanent freedom is a fact, a God-given right for everyone to enjoy now!

  50. Thank you John for this inspiring and helpful Lift.
    Also thanks to all the Lifters for heir comments.

  51. WOW is rught! What clarity, simplicity, conviction and love this Lift brings to all listeners. Another "keeper" from you, John! Thank you so much for your dedication and work in Christian Science, and your love of mankind.

  52. Thank you John. I loved this message!
    Deus é a fonte de nossa real liberdade onde não há limitações de qualquer espécie. Obrigada por sua inspirada mensagem de hoje, John.

  53. Freedom is our divine right. Thanks John. Thanks DL team for putting these on.

  54. A wonderful start for this day. Thank you John! When I awoke this morning I was thinking about some reports on bullying that I heard on the news. I realized that God's child could not be bullied, nor could God's child ever bully anyone. Both are free from error's suggestions, and live in the atmosphere of Love. Our prayers for everyone's freedom are so needed. Thank you again for the reminder.
    Thanks to Nate and his team and for the beautiful music this week, and love to the commentators who always expand and contribute so many ideas.

  55. Thank you John and all for your thoughts on freedom. I always pray about the nothingness of sin and sickness, not thinking much about the others mentioned, but not now! They are just as important.

  56. That was a very "freeing" exercise. Simple, to the point but making the point! Thank you John.

  57. Thank you so much, dear John, for reminding us that ALL we have to do is, ACCEPT our already established Freedom from all material forces! How do we Accept that Truth? By understanding spiritually Who We Really Are! Thank you, #30, Steve. Mrs. Eddy classified Jesus as: ".......the most scientific man that ever trod the globe." S&H p. 313, l. 23. I'm learning in Christian Science that to be "scientific" means to be free from the limitations of mortal sense, of matter. Knowing the Truth - that I am God's individual image and likeness - sets me Free to live without the limits of sin, disease and death. I love that that is my Divine Right! Isn't that Amazing? Our only real bondage is our belief in the Dream of Life in Matter. Once we can see through that belief, we are Free! WooHoo!

  58. Beautiful; just beautiful!
    Thank you!

  59. Excellent!!! Thank you very much John.

  60. Thank you John, So well said and so true.

  61. Sincere gratitude John, for your message. As fear ceases, we have freedom and peace.
    Carol Adams Freund

  62. Thank you John! And thanks for all the comments + #30 very helpful.

  63. Thank you.

  64. Thank you so much John. What a message to send around the world !!!! Freedom now !!!

  65. Thanks to all!! Importunity-keep asking, knowing that the answer, guidance is always present in the eternal NOW. I asked God to show me how to practice the fact that personality does not control Life. I had an instant proof. I thought a family member stashes things in odd places and then we can't find them. I Asked God to show me this is not part of existence but only experience-which cannot determine or effect any spiritual fact maintained by God. The strong feeling was of throwing my thought out to God, saying -no- this human negative personality picture cannot rule any thing. I walked 2 steps to the shop door and looked and saw an object I thought had been lost for a year. I had not been thinking of this item at that point. But it was like God, Truth saying --SEE, all you have to do is ask, be importunate, insist that Truth will teach you. Hold on no matter what. I later looked in the Student's reference dictionary(all of MBE's vocabulary taken from the Webster's edition that she used) existence, and experience and love. I particularly like to read the root meanings of where the words come from. Exist has to do with- to set, fix, permanence; experience is from the same root as experiment, and under love (verb) I found: prompt, free, willing, from advancing or drawing forward. Thank you for the vivid sense of freedom in this lift.

  66. A wonderful message of freedom and openness to God's love. Thank you.

  67. WOW is right John!Understanding this divine right frees us from anything unlike God,good.Thank you for this" freeing"lift.

  68. Woo-Hoo again. This subject of freedom brought out the most thoughtful, wonderful comments, thanks to all and God Bless you all.

  69. Thank you, John, for “Our right to be free … mankind’s … freedom from all material forces … freedom to realize the absolute allness and oneness of God, infinite, ever-present Good …”

    You said it yourself, “Wow!!!” :-)

    To enjoy such freedom ...

    “I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do” (John 14:12).

    “THE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST, IN BOSTON, MASS., is designed to be built on the Rock, Christ; even the understanding and demonstration of divine Truth, Life, and Love, healing and saving the world from sin and death; thus to reflect in some degree the Church Universal and Triumphant” (Man 19:1).

    And so, inspired …

    Today I’m making my own “Declaration of Independence” by claiming more immediately and frequently my freedom “from-and-to.” With Christianly scientific certainty, I’ll disprove whatever is unGodlike and prove the allness and oneness of God/all-Good/Love-itself! I’ll continue as I grow in competency and then master this Truth of our being by God’s grace for God’s glory and the highest good of all concerned. All of God’s children. Citizens of the world. With deep and sincere gratitude for Jesus and Mary Baker Eddy, I’ll turn to their examples of applying God’s laws to the human condition. And so, Christian Science will continue to guide and protect me as I grow forward under the universal laws of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (also known as Blessedness).

  70. I really noticed the word "temperature" as in free from the affects of temperature. (Reminds me of the three Hebrew slaves unhurt by the very hot temperature of a fire) I'll be more alert to my rights of freedom. Thank you!

  71. No matter the mental prison thought that tries to fill our consciousness, as we declare the spiritual truth about it, the mental gates of Love just open wide and kick it out and fill us with healing. Some times it takes a little longer than we would wish, but eventually God's truth wins with the freedom we need that was already there for us to accept and recognize. Love all the healing shared thoughts from everyone. El Paso Patt

  72. Thanks for this heart-warming reminder
    that life in Matter is a dream....how FREEING;;
    and all the family reminders soo insightful expressed of
    spiritual beings. NOW!


  73. I love this lift, glittering with triumphant hope, expectant liberty, and attainment of John 11: 44 "Loose
    him, and let him go" for each of us and all. Thank you John.

  74. Thank you so much for today's Lift. My Devine right... To goodness, to Love. Nothing can take that from me or keep me from expressing those God given qualities to others! What a wonderful start to my day!

  75. Thank you very much!

  76. many thanks.

  77. Perfect freedom is just that-perfect! No ifs and buts! We are completely free from anything that can hurt us-both from outside or self-imposed internal thoughts! Exultant joyful moments abound! If we feel depressed, simply say I am free of depression-it has no hold over me. Freedom is an absolute. God's strength is an absolute and He has decreed this!

  78. Thank you so much for this message. It expands our views of freedom. Grateful for all of the comments as well.

  79. Thank you John. Just what I needed to hear. Freedom to realize the absolute allness and oneness of God - seeing and feeling Perfection, perfect Love.

  80. What a wonderful concept that C/S gives us, that we are right this moment free from strife with each other, free from contagion, free from financial ruin, free from mortal reasons for divorce, free from accidents, free from global warmth, free from every mortal catastrophe that mortal mind can think up. All this freedom isn't wishful thinking, it's our divine right based on Gen: Chapter 1.
    By Tobias A. Weissman

  81. This morning, when I was about to type "freedom", I typed "feedom".

    I realized that the only difference between "fee" and "free' was the letter "r". What did "r" stand for?

    Then I knew! It stood for "ransom"! God paid our ransom (fee) to set us eternally free! He change "fee" into "free".
    He paid our ransom in the form of Jesus Christ! "r" also stands for Redeemer!

    Every time now when I remember that I am free, I'll be reassured by the letter "r" in the word. What transforming, ceaseless joy. Have confidence in the Lord!

  82. LOVE the message and its offshoots. #22 has given me even more food for thought.

    The Bible emphasizes the enormous gain from"small things." Here is proof.

  83. WOW! for sure, John! Thanks for this LIFT!!! As usual, wonderful Lifter comments and sincere kudos to the DL team --- beautiful music!

  84. I thank you so much John for the sharing.

  85. Thanks John, this is wonderful and to #30, Steve, you really summed up everything so perfect and eleqouently.....wow!

  86. Excellent , thank you ! : - )

  87. Thank you John

    This really answers the questions: What is existence.....what is this life all about.....What am-I?

    You reference to S&H is p. 227-24 and also 228-14

    F R E E D O M ......You can not buy it ...but with a sincere heart you can work on your consciousness

    and win it.

  88. I appreciate many of the thoughtful comments even though I may not be able to open the Daily Lifts throughout my travels at hotels in Vietnam [today from Hoi An Glory Hotel near China Beach].

  89. Thank you! What a great imperative!

  90. Thank you All, so much.

  91. Opened my thought to new freedoms
    Thank you

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