REVELATION – Part 10

by MJSmith

REVELATION – EPILOGUE AND BENEDICTION – Part 10

Important Note:

            “It is a most necessary point to associate John’s reference to the trees and the healing, etc., with Ezekiel 47.  There we read in Ezekiel’s vision of the New Jerusalem while he was in Babylon, and how he saw the waters issuing from the East Gate, or Gate Beautiful, of the Jerusalem he knew.  But like Isaiah in chapter two of his book, Ezekiel symbolically sees the beloved city as the New Jerusalem, with the waters of true teachings, the waters of the New Jerusalem (the Bride), rising to the ankles, the knees, the thighs, etc., until the full abundance of fruitage is evidenced.  But there is a difference.  Ezekiel says:  The leaves of the tree (‘the leaf thereof’) for healing (K. J. word is medicine).  But John’s thought and vision is universal, and he recognizes that ‘the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.’  What a wonderful concept of the work of the Revelation (the Bride) John had!”[1]  I think that it is as if Ezekiel knew that all anyone really needed was to read one page from the precious book in order to receive healing!  And John presents the leaves of the whole book for the whole of mankind (the nations).  Yet, I can also say, that Ezekiel seems to be speaking of the individual Christ head while John seems to be speaking of the collective Christian body.

            The following two sections come after VISION VII.

  1. Epilogue with its Seven Last Statements (Chapter 22:6-17).

The Word, the Christ, Christianity, and Science summarized (Verses 6-9).

            “Divine metaphysics is now reduced to a system, to a form comprehensible by and adapted to the thought of the age in which we live.  This system enables the learner to demonstrate the divine Principle, upon which Jesus’ healing was based, and the sacred rules for its present application to the cure of disease.” (S&H 146:31-147:5)

THE WORD

Verse 6 – “‘And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true’—the Word.  You remember that in Chapter 19, verse 11, the Word of God in absolute Christian Science was represented by a man called ‘Faithful and True.’”[2]  This Word is the Bride; the white horseman is the Lone Stranger – Mary Baker Eddy.  And Augusta Stetson was her faithful Indian companion (when a child Augusta lived in India).
            “And Jesus further said to me, ‘These sayings are faithful and true; and the God of your holy prophets sent His angel, Spiritual Man, to show you how man arrives at his dominion and that the Revelation is a present reality.”[3]

THE CHRIST

Verse 6 cont. – “‘and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel [His ideal of Himself] to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done’—the Christ.”[4]

The Epilogue

  • Epilogue: The Seven Last Statements made by John.

                                    Rev. 22:6-17

            Before the actual conclusion is Revelation 22:6.  “And he said unto me, These things are faithful and true:  and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.”  Who is this angel?  It must be Jesus who shows the Christ servants (Christianity) the things which must shortly be done.
            “John divides his conclusion into two sections.  The first is the Epilogue.  Sometimes this epilogue is called ‘the last seven words’ of John, a comparison to the last seven words of Jesus upon the cross, so widely known in music and discourse.  However, John does not actually give us seven words.  Rather, we may call his epilogue, the last seven Statements.  In other words, there are certain important points which John does not wish us to forget.  That is what he has summarized for us. … Observe that in connection with the first one (v. 7), he does not repeat his admonition in the first chapter where he states that this Revelation blesses all who read and hear and keep what they are to learn.  If you have arrived at this last chapter, John assumes that you have then read and heard the message.  Now it remains for you to make it your own, to keep it.  Thus, the blessing is yours.[5]

CHRISTIANITY

First Statement – Christianity – Blessed is he that keepeth the word.

            “Behold, I come quickly:  blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” (Chapter 22:7)
            What comes quickly?  It is divine Mind that comes quickly, immediately, and is ever-present.  What book is being spoken of?  It is the book REVELATION.

Verse 7 – “blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book” – which is the book known as Revelation.  Eventually Revelation becomes the last book of the Scriptures.
            “Rightly to read and to practice the Scriptures, their spiritual sense must be discerned, understood, and demonstrated.” (My 238:7-9)  (See also S&H 146:23-30.)

SCIENCE

Second Statement – Science – Worship only God.

            “The second statement (v. 8, 9) somewhat repeats Rev. 19:10.  The emphasis upon the worship of God only, is interesting and illuminating.[6]
            “And I John saw these things and heard them.  And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things.  Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not:  for I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book:  worship God.” (Verses 8-9)

Verses 8 & 9 – “Nothing demonstrates Science but idea, which gives all credit to Principle and none to person.”[7]
            “The only proper symbol of God as person is Mind’s infinite ideal.  What is the ideal?  Who shall behold it?  This ideal is God’s own image, spiritual and infinite.  Even eternity can never reveal the whole of God, since there is no limit to infinitude or to its reflection.” (S&H 517:19-24)
            John humbles himself before spiritual man to worship him, but only Spirit is to be worshiped.  If we worship a man, even if he is spiritual, this may lead us into deification of personal sense.  Have no personal sense leaders.  However, this does not mean that we cannot spiritually understand (see) that Jesus and Mary Baker Eddy are our Christ Shepherd and Christ Leader and still have love and gratitude for both of them.
            Hoyt writes:  “But he said to me, you must not do that.  I am your fellow servant and a friend of your brothers, the prophets and of all who keep the words of this book [Revelation].  We are all brethren.  Have we not all one Father.[8]  We all have our spiritual identity equally as children of God.  One is as great as the other.[9]  Worship God only!”[10]
            This is where John Doorly says that Vision VII ends.
            “The Christ-idea which has come sweeping down the centuries, and which is made manifest throughout the Scriptural record, is coming to us to-day as God’s own likeness, man.  God has one ideal of Himself, and that ideal is Christ, it is Life, Truth, and Love, and that comes to us as true manhood, as the truth about all ideas as the compound idea man.  The calculus of Spirit is that which gathers into focus the compound idea man.”[11]

Third Statement – Study and use the words of the book of Revelation.

Verses 10-12
            “And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book:  for the time is at hand.  He that is unjust, let him be unjust still:  and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still:  and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still:  and he that is holy, let him be holy still.  And behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.” (Verses 10-12)

Verse 10– “‘Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book:  for the time is at hand.’
            “Millions of unprejudiced minds—simple seekers for Truth, weary wanderers, athirst in the desert—are waiting and watching for rest and drink.  Give them a cup of cold water in Christ’s name, and never fear the consequences.” (S&H 570:14-18)
            (See also Hea 1:10-14.)
            “We have to have the wisdom of the prophets of old, who adopted the symbols of the Chaldeans in order to tell their story.  Now, most men value and respect the Bible, and we are beginning to understand the scientific interpretation of the Bible.  If we can go to them with that, then eventually they will love ‘Science and Health’ as we do.  As Paul said, ‘how shall they hear without a preacher?  And how shall they preach, except they be sent?’  To-day writing is the way by which thought is soonest touched.”[12]
            “‘Do not cover or seal up the sayings of the prophecies of this Revelation but proclaim that the good news is universal and an everpresent individual experience within you (at hand), and applies to each of us now.’  Even as the evil in character seems to get worse before it is self-destroyed so he who thinks rightly and is holy, whole, should strive to understand more and be more consecrated in studying and using the words of this book.”[13]

Verse 11 – “It is impossible to mix Spirit and matter.”[14]  “Divine Science does not put new wine into old bottles, Soul into matter, nor the infinite into the finite.  Our false views of matter perish as we grasp the facts of Spirit.  The old belief must be cast out or the new idea will be spilled, and the inspiration, which is to change our standpoint, will be lost.  Now, as of old, Truth casts out evils and heals the sick.” (S&H 281:27-2)

Verse 12 – “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”
            “And Jesus the Christ said, ‘Behold, I come quickly, indeed I am already here.  Everyone will be rewarded as he deserves.’”[15]

Verse 12 cont. – “On the swift pinions of spiritual thought man rises above the letter, law, or morale of the inspired Word to the spirit of Truth, whereby the Science is reached that demonstrates God.” (My 238:16-19)  The spirit of Truth is the Spirit of the Law – the Arch of the Covenant.

Fourth Statement – Realize the Oneness of the One.

MIND – divine origin

            “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” (Verse 13)
Verse 13 – “Remember the first statement of the Commandments, ‘I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage,’ and the first Beatitude, ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit:  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’”[16]
            “Christian Science reveals incontrovertibly that Mind is All-in-all, that the only realities are the divine Mind and idea.” (S&H 109:4-6)
            God is Mind and Love – the realization of the all-inclusive One power, without beginning and without end.  God is the only government there is.  Can you realize what this means to you?  It is the allness and oneness of the One – “Principle and its idea is one.” (S&H)

Fifth Statement – Be alert to claim your inheritance.

SPIRIT

Verses 14 & 15 – “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.”  Be alert to claim your inheritance so that you will possess wisdom and spiritual understanding as found in the Christian Science Textbook and you will find entry into the Holy City.

Verse 14 – “‘Blessed are they that do his commandments’—remember the second statement of the Commandments,[17] with the tone of Spirit, ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me,’ and the second Beatitude, ‘Blessed are they that mourn:  for they shall be comforted.’”[18]
            The definition of the Holy Ghost, which is the Comforter, is:  “Divine Science; the development of eternal Life, Truth, and Love.” (S&H 588:7-8).  The second Beatitude basically says, “Blessed are they who recognized the divine order and separate themselves from materiality, for they shall receive the development of eternal Life, Truth, and Love.”[19]
            “The poet’s line, ‘Order is heaven’s first law,’ is so eternally true, so axiomatic, that it has become a truism; and its wisdom is as obvious in religion and scholarship as in astronomy or mathematics.” (Ret 87:3-6)
            Those who keep God’s Law (Commandments) are blessed; this enables them to be alert to claim their inheritance (Life) as spiritual (not material).  They possess wisdom and spiritual understanding (of the Third Degree) because they read the Christian Science Textbook, which is the tree of life.  This enables them to become purified and reflect divine intelligence.  They are allowed entrance into the Bride’s consciousness (the City’s Matrix structure) and they realize they have complete divine dominion, as the man/woman spoken of in the Sixth Day of Truth.
            Evil, because of its nature, is excluded from heaven (it is banned from harmony).  “There is no room for evil where infinite good fills all space, as it certainly does in this Holy City of revealed Truth.  Anyone who does not speak the Truth cannot be a part of the Truth, or have the right to enter the City, in other words, to have the realization of the Christ dominion, now.”[20]  What is this Truth?  “There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter.  All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all.  Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error.  Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal.  Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness.  Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual.”  This is Mary Baker Eddy’s Scientific Statement of Being (S&H 468:9).

SOUL

Verse 14 cont. – “‘that they may have right to the tree of life’—that they may have the right to inherit their true identity and freedom through Soul.  Remember the third statement of the Commandments, ‘Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image…’—any false identity—and the third Beatitude, ‘Blessed are the meek:  for they shall inherit the earth.’  Mrs. Eddy says, ‘Christian Science raises the standard of liberty and cries:  “Follow me!  Escape from the bondage of sickness, sin, and death!”  Jesus marked out the way.  Citizens of the world, accept the “glorious liberty of the children of God,” and be free!  This is your divine right’ (S&H 227:21-26).  (See also S&H 224:28-31 [to first period].)”[21]

PRINCIPLE – spiritual power

Verse 14 cont. – “‘and may enter in through the gates into the city’—the tone of Principle, spiritual power.  The ‘gates’ [Stargates] symbolize the Christ, and Principle demonstrates itself through its idea or Christ.  Bear in mind here the fourth statement of the Commandments, ‘and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments,’—they  ‘enter in through the gates,’—and the fourth Beatitude, ‘Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:  for they shall be filled.’”[22]
            “Obeying his precious precepts, — following his demonstration so far as we apprehend it, — we drink of his cup, partake of his bread, are baptized with his purity; and at last we shall rest, sit down with him, in a full understanding of the divine Principle which triumphs over death.” (S&H 31:17-22)

LIFE

Verse 15 – “Here John gives the tone of Life.  All mortality must be left outside the city, and that laying down of mortality is the true sense of Life, of ‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.’  Remember the fifth statement of the Commandments, ‘Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain,’—that is, to no purpose, — and the fifth Beatitude, ‘Blessed are the merciful:  for they shall obtain mercy.’”[23]
            “Earth has little light or joy for mortals before Life is spiritually learned.” (S&H 548:12-13)  (See also S&H 262:9-14 and 495:14-20.)

Sixth Statement – Be aware of the spiritual source of life.

TRUTH – the ideal man

            “I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.  I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” (Verse 16)
            Jesus says to John, “I sent my angel, Spiritual Man, with the power of the Revelation, with the fullness of the Christ, to make you aware of the spiritual source of life which comes from me and my teachings.”[24]  Jesus says to John that he sent my (his) angel.  This angel must be Mary Baker Eddy, for she has the power of the Revelation, and she is the fullness of the Christ.  She is sent, as the feminine representative of Christ, to make man (and woman and children) aware of their spiritual source of Life, that which comes from the Christ (that Jesus manifested as the masculine representative of Christ) and that which we have read in Christ’s teachings.  This feminine representative of Christ is not only the offspring of David, but she is also the morning star, Venus.  Venus was clothed with the sun two times during the woman’s God-crowned mission – in the summer of 1874 and the summer of 1882.
            But this is not the last time that there shall be a feminine representative of Christ.  There will be a third advent, a third coming as generic man in the Seventh Day of Love.  For once more Venus will be clothed with the sun on June 8, 2004 and June 5, 2012.

Verse 16 – “‘I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches.  I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.”
            “The sixth statement of the Commandments is ‘Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days shalt thou labour…’ and the sixth Beatitude is ‘Blessed are the pure in heart:  for they shall see God.’”[25]  Here we have both the Sixth and Seventh Days being mentioned, as if they blend with each other.  For they do.
            “The wakeful shepherd beholds the first faint morning beams, ere cometh the full radiance of a risen day.  So shone the pale star to the prophet-shepherds; yet it traversed the night, and came where, in cradled obscurity, lay the Bethlehem babe, the human herald of Christ, Truth, who would make plain to benighted understanding the way of salvation through Christ Jesus, till across a night of error [the Dark Ages] should dawn the morning beams and shine the guiding star of being.  The Wisemen [of the Sixth Day of Truth] were led to behold and to follow this daystar of divine Science [the morning star], lighting the way to eternal harmony.” (S&H vii:2-12; [My interpolations.])  I take this to mean that Jesus is the fifth Star-Angel (the first coming of Christ) and Mary Baker-Eddy is the sixth Star-Angel (the second coming of Christ).

Verse 16 cont. – “‘I am the root[26] and the offspring of David’—the true sense of the male and female of Christ’s creating.”[27]  This true sense is brought to mankind in the Sixth Day of Truth with Christian Science, via Mary Baker Eddy.  Also, Augusta Stetson, mentioned in Part 9b, felt that Mary Baker Eddy, along with the little Boston Edifice, as the root while she and her Branch Church – First Church of New York (City) was the offspring (BRANCH).  Of course, trees have more than one branch, thus, I too am a Branch Church, even if I have no material structure called Church.  I am the Twiggy that grew into the BRANCH of the Seventh Day of Love.
            Hoyt tells us, “Notice that verse 16 gives us our translation of the ‘Root of David’ and the ‘bright and morning star [Venus]’[28] as we have used them throughout this book.  Jesus is presented in this statement, but in the one to follow (v. 17), the Spirit and the Bride speak.”[29]

Seventh Statement – This Revelation is a free gift to all.

LOVE – fulfillment, complete salvation and holiness

Verse 17 – “‘And the [Word of Mary Baker Eddy which is the] Spirit and [the wedding of this Word of Mary Baker Eddy to all human thought and action] the bride say, Come.  And let him that heareth say, Come.  And let him that is athirst come.  And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.’—The seventh statement of the Commandments is ‘But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God:  in it thou shalt not do any work’—the rest of the seventh day.  The seventh Beatitude is ‘Blessed are the peacemakers:  for they shall be called the children of God.’”[30]
            “Christian Science healing is ‘the Spirit and the bride,’ — the Word and the wedding of this Word to all human thought and action, — that says:  Come, and I will give thee rest, peace, health, holiness.” (My 153:27-30)
            “Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals.  It is the open fount which cries, ‘Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters.’” (S&H 13:2-4)

            Children of Israel.  The representatives of Soul, not corporeal sense; the offspring of Spirit, who, having wrestled with error, sin, and sense, are governed by divine Science; some of the ideas of God beheld as men, casting out error and healing the sick; Christ’s offspring.” (S&H 583:5)

            “Let him who is athirst for Truth [Michael’s teachings of Christian Science] and Love [Gabriel’s teachings of divine Science], and he who is receptive, let him partake of spiritual understanding (the water of life) and complete fruitage [demonstration of Truth that reverses error], for this Revelation is a free gift to all.’”[31]

The Benediction (Rev. 22:18-21) — The Word, the Christ, Christianity, and Science

  1. Benediction: Three closing announcements.

                        Rev. 22:18-21

  1. The Revelation is Complete (18, 19).
  2. The realization is here and now (20).
  3. The proof is established (21).

            ”John ends Revelation, as he began it, with an illustration of the Word, the Christ, Christianity, and Science.”[32]  Yet, there is an important message (which Doorly does point out) in this Benediction with the divine infinite calculus, the issue of copyright.  As Hoyt explains, “The final three points of the Benediction are both recapitulation and summery.  In connection with verses 18 and 19, we have an interesting thought to present.  In the days before copyright laws were established, an author, who desired to protect his book and keep it from the many interpolations which scribes and copyists were wont to inject, rounded out his work with what is now called a COLOPHON.  Dr. Goodspeed once wrote a fascinating book on colophons.  It is, however, out of print today.  These colophons were statements of curses which would attack the one who dared to add to, or change the manuscript in any way.  Some of the colophons were terrific, being filled with as awful curses an author could think of.  While John’s colophon is drastic and implies much, nevertheless, it is in no sense as terrible as some of them were.  It does however, establish the fact that the Revelation is complete.
            “The second point of the Benediction establishes the fact that the realization of the Revelation is here and now, a very present experience of joy and blessing to every individual.
            “The third point of the Benediction brings to our attention the fact that the ‘grace’ or the ‘results of fruitage,’ the proofs of the fruitage of the Revelation are established in all that John has given us from his Author’s Preface to the last vision.  John well knew that his Revelation of the fullness of The Christ would meet every need of mankind and establish the absolute supremacy and victory of the One Power operating in the universe, the One Government, the One Mind.  And to quote the Apostle Paul, ‘Let this Mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.’”[33]
            “6.  And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure.” (Church Manual, Sixth Tenet for Christ Scientists, p. 16)

Verses 18-21 – The Benediction
            John ends Revelation, as he began it, with an illustration of the divine infinite calculus.

  1. The Revelation is Complete (18, 19).

The WORD

Verse 18 – “‘For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book [Revelation], If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:”  [My interpolation.]
            “Here John symbolizes the Word, which is divine addition.  Nothing can be added to the divine Word, for it is always fully revealed; we seek it because of the divine impulsion.”[34]
            “This age is reaching out towards the perfect Principle of things; is pushing towards perfection in art, invention, and manufacture.  Why, then, should religion be stereotyped, and we not obtain a more perfect and practical Christianity?  It will never do to be behind the times in things most essential.  Which proceed from the standard of right that regulates human destiny.  Human skill but foreshadows what is next to appear as its divine origin.  Proportionately as we part with material systems and theories, personal doctrines and dogmas, meekly to ascend the hill of Science, shall we reach the maximum of perfection in all things.” (Mis 232:6-17)  (See also S&H 147:14-20.)

The CHRIST

Verse 19 – “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy [REVELATION], God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”  What if “the book” is not Revelation here?  What if “the book” is pointing to the book spoken of in Revelation’s prophecy found in Chapter 10 – “a little book open,” the book which is SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, by Mary Baker Eddy?
            “John illustrates the Christ, which is divine subtraction.  Nothing can translate the word of God but the Christ—Christlikeness alone can interpret divine Principle.”[35]
            “Christian Science is not copyrighted; nor would protection by copyright be requisite, if mortals obeyed God’s law of manright.  A student can write voluminous works on Science without trespassing, if he writes honestly, and he cannot dishonestly compose Christian Science.  The Bible is not stolen, though it is cited, and quoted deferentially.” (Ret 76:2-8).
            “Centuries will intervene before the statement of the inexhaustible topics of Science and Health is sufficiently understood to be fully demonstrated.” (Ret 84:1-3)
            “If a teacher of Christian Science unwittingly or intentionally offers his own thought, and gives me as authority for it; if he diverges from Science and knows it not, or, knowing, it, makes the venture from vanity, in order to be thought original, or wiser than somebody else, — this divergence widens.  He grows dark, and cannot regain, at will, an upright understanding.  This error in the teacher also predisposes his students to make mistakes and lose their way.  Diverse opinions in Science are stultifying.  All must have one Principle and the same rule; and all who follow the Principle and rule have but one opinion of it.” (Mis 264:32-265:11.)
            Mary Baker Eddy makes it clear that Christian Science is not copyrighted.  However, she did not say, “My book, SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, is not copyrighted,” for it was copyrighted by her in her day and time.  Yet, her copyright expired and when this expiration took place then it was all right for anyone to quote from her TEXTBOOK.  It is lawful, then, for someone like myself to quote from SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES and add interpolations to the BOOKS in our work, as long as, we write honestly and are led by the Christ to do so.  But it is quite different for the Church of Boston (via the Christian Science Publishing Society) to take the actual book, written by Mary Baker Eddy, and to interpolate it, or change it in any way, and still call it SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES.  Our Textbook must remain pure (unadulterated).  And, unfortunately, the Board of Directors in Boston has violated Mary Baker Eddy’s own copyright upon her TEXTBOOK.  Take their 1994 Trade Edition for example, they added to the front and back of it and changed the looks of the paragraph headings throughout the TEXTBOOK.  Before this was done, however, Boston took certain testimonies found in “Fruitage” and changed their order and even deleted one of the testimonies.  Another thing they did was to delete the note at the end of “Preface”.  It read:  “Note, — The author takes no patients, and declines medical consultation.”  But their biggest sin was to delete Mary Baker Eddy’s picture that was in the front of the book (before the body of the book begins).  This picture was her Trademark!

S&H Trademark

            Mary Baker Eddy’s Trademark has been replaced by the Boston Board of Director’s trademark – the Seal with the Cross and Crown (a seal of error).

Today's Trademark seal of error.

Today’s Trademark seal of error.

            They have used this trademark on all of Mary Baker Eddy’s other books also, even the Church Manual (which was not supposed to have this trademark upon it).  Is this the true meaning behind the mark of the beast?  I think it could be!
            Revelation 22:18 and 19 are of much importance!  Read it and you will begin to understand why this is the case.
            “For I [John, divine Science] testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book [As I have shown to you, Revelation’s prophecy is about Mary BAKER EDDY AND SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES], if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book [REVELATION].” (Rev. 22:18; [My interpolations.])
            “In my benediction to you are three closing statements to warn all readers against adding to, taking away, or adulterating any part of my message in this Revelation for it is complete.”[36]
            “And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” (v. 19])
            “And if anyone alters the truths of this book, God will remove from him his share of the fruitage (tree of life) and his part in the complete dominion which has been promised to all.”[37]

  1. The realization is here and now (20).

CHRISTIANITY

            John presents Christianity, which is divine multiplication.

Verse 20 – “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly.  Amen.  Even so, come, Lord Jesus.”
            “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly.  Amen.  Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
            “Truth’s immortal idea is sweeping down the centuries, gathering beneath its wings the sick and sinning.  My weary hope tries to realize that happy day, when man shall recognize the Science of Christ and love his neighbor as himself, — when he shall realize God’s omnipotence and the healing power of the divine Love in what it has done and is doing for mankind.  The promises will be fulfilled.  The time for the reappearing of the divine healing is throughout all time; and whosoever layeth his earthly all on the altar of divine Science, drinketh of Christ’s cup now, and is endued with the spirit and power of Christian healing.” (S&H 55:15-26)  (See also My 239:27-240:4.)
            “Jesus the Christ, who has told us these things says, ‘I am ever present.’  This is the Truth and we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is,[38] as I told you once before.  The Christ does appear as he becomes enthroned [rules] in your hearts.”[39]

  1. The proof is established (21).

SCIENCE

            “Finally, John symbolizes Science, which is divine division, the indivisible One.”[40]

Verse 21 – “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.  Amen.”
            “Divine Love is infinite.  Therefore all that really exists is in and of God, and manifests His love.” (S&H 340:12-14)
            “The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the inspiration of Love, the spiritual understanding of the Truth, is with you always.  You who read, hear and keep these true sayings, are at-one with God now.”[41]  They are at-one-mental consciousness with Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, and Love!
            John Doorly finishes his book with, “we have the most wonderful opportunity anybody could ever have, because we have seen the Christ in its Science.  We are living in a world which is going through hell, — the hell of the breaking up of material beliefs.  If we are faithful, then ‘for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened,’ and instead of centuries and centuries of desolation caused by the self-destruction of materiality, centuries which might be termed another Dark Ages, we shall have a flow of that ‘pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.’  I believe that salvation depends more on us than on any other people in the world, and it depends on us individually, collectively, and universally.  So for God’s sake don’t let us fall.  Let’s love this idea, welcome it, culture it, live it, demonstrate it, prove it, exalt it, and be it.”[42]

            This is the end of Revelation.  My final part of this series on Revelation will present the Unity Matrix Structure of SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES and how it relates to the book of Revelation with “The Apocalypse” chapter’s sixteen gates.  I will use W. Gordon Brown’s book From Genesis to Revelation to explain the matrix to you.

[1] Studies in the Apocalypse of John of Patmos, by Edyth Armstrong Hoyt, p. 94  (From this point onward I well abbreviate this book as SAJP.)

[2] The Works of John W. Doorly – Talks at the Oxford Summer School 1948 – Vol. II, p. 247 (after this I will abbreviate this book as TWJD.)

[3] SAJP, p. 213

[4] TWJD, p. 247; [Doorly’s interpolation.]

[5] SAJP, p. 95

[6] SAJP, p. 95

[7] TWJD, p. 247

[8] Malachi 2:10

[9] Luke 20:35

[10] SAJP, p. 213; [My interpolation.]

[11] TWJD, p. 247

[12] TWJD, p. 248

[13] SAJP, p. 213

[14] TWJD, p. 248

[15] SAJP, p. 213

[16] TWJD, p. 248

[17] Doorly is speaking of the second statement to the First Commandment.

[18] TWJD, pages 248 & 249

[19] TWJD, p. 249

[20] SAJP, p. 213

[21] TWJD, p. 249

[22] TWJD, p. 249

[23] TWJD, pages 249 & 250

[24] SAJP, p. 213

[25] TWJD, p. 250

[26] Jesus is the root, the offspring of David.

[27] TWJD, p. 250

[28] Morning Star – the full dominion of the Christ.

[29] SAJP, p. 95; [My interpolation.]

[30] TWJD, p. 250; [My interpolation.]

[31] SAJP, p. 213; [My interpolations.]

[32] TWJD, p. 250

[33] SAJP, p. 95

[34] TWJD, pages 250 & 251

[35] TWJD, p. 251

[36] SAJP, p. 214

[37] SAJP, p. 214

[38] I John 3:2

[39] SAJP, p. 214; [My interpolation.]

[40] TWJD, pages 251 & 250

[41] SAJP, p. 214

[42] TWJD, pages 252 & 253

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