“I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH”
Not to be separate from his primal source constitutes what we call the Heavenly man; not to be separate from the essential nature thereof constitutes what we call the Spirit-like man; not to be separate from its real truth constitutes what we call the Perfect man.
The Texts of Taoism
It has been written that Christ is the Redeemer; also that Christ is in us. We have been told that our redemption is at hand. We have been told to awake and that Christ will give us light. Therefore, I conclude that my redeemer lives and is now acting through me. Why, then, is not my redemption at hand? It is, but I have failed to see it. Can it be possible that I am using the Creative Power to produce the very limitation from which I so earnestly seek to extricate myself? Undoubtedly, this is true. There are not two powers; there is but One Power.
Today I realize that life is truly a mirror of king and slave. Today I realize that my redemption is at hand. The Spirit within me refreshes me daily. I feel myself saturated with the Life Essence Itself; I feel the same Life Essence flowing in and through me. I feel myself to be a perfect instrument in Life’s divine symphony, in tune with its harmony and perfection. My body is an instrument in, through and upon which Life plays a divine and perfect harmony. I am not going out in search of another power but am going to use the Power which I know already possesses eternity and is already at the center of my own life. I know that this will heal every condition, overcome every obstacle, break down every barrier, and free me from every false condition. My redemption is already at hand.
I look confidently into the future. I see new friendships, new opportunities. Everything in my experience is renewed. Everything is made glad and happy and whole. As I turn to the world around me, I see this same good evenly distributed everywhere, and operating through all people.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker