Bible insights into energy

The Bible is a textbook on energy -- spiritual energy. It begins with God's generation of light. This illumination is the spontaneous effect of divine Love in action, of Truth manifested. The Bible then goes on to chronicle this energizing force in the lives of individuals and nations.

What a dynamo of spiritual energy was Moses! Listening to God and acting on His commands, he awoke his people from apathetic misery, confronted Pharaoh with miracles, led a nation out of enslaved thinking, shepherded them through temptations, acquainted them with the eternal laws of God (the Ten Commandments) , and brought them all the way to the borders of their Promised Land.

Look again at the prophets thundering from their mounts of spiritual vision or giving out the incandescent glow of divine warmth and comfort: "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." n1

n1 Isaiah 41:10

Christ Jesus said, "I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness." n2 His great power to do good was generated by God.When he took Peter and John up onto the mount and was transfigured before them, "His face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light." n3 The sparkling spiritual energy the disciples saw in him was evident throughout his ministry, feeding thousands and calming seas. He told his disciples that they could move mountains if they had "faith as a grain of mustard seed" n4 -- if they understood even a little of the Christ, the spiritual idea Jesus manifested.

n2 John 12:46;

n3 Matthew 17:2;

n4 v. 20

Spiritual energy can be apprehended through prayer. We see it in our lives by understanding ourselves as immortal ideas of God. Mary Baker Eddy n5 writes, "As a drop of water is one with the ocean, a ray of light one with the sun, even so God and man, Father and son, are one in being." n6

n5 Mrs. Eddy is the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science;

n6 Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,m p. 361.

This oneness with God is the secret of unlimited energy.We do not consume this energy; we reflect it. It is never destructive, since its source is Love. And it is adaptable to every need of mankind.

The scramble for material energy is based, in essence, on the limited concept of man as made of matter, as needing matter and yet fearing it. By its own definition, matter is limited. As long as we keep thinking of matter as the source of energy, we will keep running out of it whenever we shift from one source to another. The energy of the Bible is directed toward uncovering man's God- given identity as a child of Spirit, surrounded by and reflecting infinite resources. This identity is a fact now, which we are all free to claim and prove.

To become aware of this infinite source of energy, we need to exercise intelligent faith; that is, pray with understanding. God, Spirit, Love, is All-in-all, and we are included in this allness. We are warmly cared for, as much at one with God as is a ray of light with the sun.

This faith is a "transformer." It transforms thinking. Holding to it and living by it can bring a solution to energy needs by causing us to be more inventive, more aware of resources close at hand, more accurate and disciplined, more universal in our concerns, and thus more equitable. DAILY BIBLE VERSE Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Thessalonians 5:5, 19-21

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