Government Shutdown and Border Problems Pt. 2

by MJSmith

FIVE BOOKS
            After posting about Nehemiah’s wall on January 30, 2019 (explaining why there needs to be a wall or fence on the southern border of the United States of America), I decided I needed to delve further into the topic.  So I turned to W. Gordon Brown’s book FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION.  I found that I could not just present Nehemiah to you because he is part of a group of books that must be seen as a whole, or a compound idea.  I will give you a basic overview of what Brown presents in this section from his book.  I realize that I jumped the gun in presenting Nehemiah first.  And so, we must first understand what took place before Nehemiah because Ezra must take place first – even though what takes place in Ezra and Nehemiah are pretty much simultaneous.  But both books present different things being rebuilt – parts of Jerusalem.  I am presenting these five books to you because of what is going on in the United States of America, and how its heads of government are fighting on one issue – the wall.

            First off, Nehemiah deals with the circumference walls but Ezra comes before, so this is where we must begin after I & II Chronicles ends, we begin with the center hub of activity in Jerusalem.  The center is where we find the government of Church and State – for world (state) events reflect Church events.  So a country’s government reflects the spiritual mentality (or the mortal mentality) of what is taking place in Church consciousness.
            The BIBLE’S Old Testament, which is what we are focused on, may have taken place in the past, however, the BIBLE’S Word is alive.  What I mean by this is that each one of us lives the Word of God by learning about the BIBLE and what it presents to us, thus, what took place in the past must be repeated in your (our) life in the here and now or the present.  So, this is why I see the United States of America going through the same procedure presented in the Old Testament.  This must be done collectively (Nehemia) and individually (Esther).
            The United States of America is God’s New Jerusalem, it is where the Second Coming of Christ took place with Christian Science, where the Key to the Scriptures (BIBLE) was written (brought down from heaven) by God’s angel (divine messenger) Mary Baker Eddy.  After her God-crowned mission was over on December 3, 1910, a disobedient hierarchy took her Church into Babylonian captivity.  The five Board of Directors did this when they threw the Church Manual – God’s Law (Rod or Staff) – to the ground (human law interpretation) where it turned into a serpent (that which persecutes the woman and her remnant seed).  It was because of this serpent that error took place in The First Church and the Branches and this error became reflected in the thoughts of world governments as socialism/communism/fascism – which all equal one thing – totalitarianism.
            Because our country’s Constitution was based upon God’s Law, as was Mary Baker Eddy’s Church Manual – the goal was to break the Constitution and change it to bend to the will of mortal mind (mortal men).[1]
            Christian Scientists were taught erroneous teachings written by human intellect – instead of their Leader’s true teachings.  They adulterated the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy in Church periodicals with New Age philosophy, with communists (in The Monitor newspaper, with its communist editor), with false ideas that the Christian Science Church was to join other Christian Churches instead of Christian Churches following THE WAY of Christian Science.  The Church taught lies about Mary Baker Eddy and made it taboo to speak Truth about her under the guise that to do so is nothing more than idolization and deification.  But knowing the Truth about our Leader is not idolatry or deification, rather it is recognition and acceptance of God’s feminine representative of the Christ.  Yellow journalism (fake news) was alive and well during Mary Baker Eddy’s Life Mission.  It turned on her, the serpent, in order to destroy her Revelation – Christian Science.  Then Joseph Pulitzer (yes, the man that the prize is named after – is he still your hero?) organized the Best Friends’ Suit in order to take away her estate.
            It is God and Christian Science that brought the United States great prosperity and wealth.  While she was here Mary Baker Eddy kept the country and the world safe from the one world order International (communist) Bankers.  Christian Scientists did not STAND with her.  They began to believe the lies of the serpent-dragon; the Insiders in power constantly presented its lies to them – verbally and in print form.  When this took place our government became weak and adulterated (infiltrated) with communism (socialism).  This explains the Social Security System (a fake science) and the Federal Revenue Service in charge of the money.  By the way, do you think there is any gold left at Fort Knox?  If so, think again.
            I feel as if the five books of the O. T. are about the woman God-crowned mission just as much as it is about the man God-crowned mission of Jesus.  I say this because we are presented with the book of Esther, the Star.  However, these books help present the Holy City (as a whole).  I & II Chronicles is a recapitulation, and the cap or head is always found in the center of the wheel.  Thus we have the center of Science presented in the two Chronicle books.  Ezra is also concerned with the capital head, where we have the center hub of Science with the New Jerusalem artichoke.  However, Ezra presents this Science as the tone of the Christ; then with Nehemiah we have the walls of the city foursquare where the tones of the Word is presented; and with Esther we have the twelve Stars of the woman’s crown where the tone of Christianity is presented.  Then these five books present to us the divine infinite calculus that is also explained in Ezekiel 1 as the wheel with its four living creatures of the lion, the ox, the man with a face, and the flying eagle.  Ezekiel’s wheel spiritually translates the material zodiac science of astrology, thus nullifying its false effects, based upon false laws or material forces of government upon mankind.
            It is of importance, I think, to point out that we work from the center hub outward past the walls (twelve Keystones) to the twelve Stars (also Stargates) of the woman’s crown – so the books move from center outward to the circumference.  This is also of importance because these five books take place before the sixteen prophets.  On page 388 of Brown’s book he has a diagram, the first portion depicts a circle with arrows pointing outward.  This represents the PROPHETS’ ESSENCE OF BIBLE TEACHING – the idea of the Christ coming – “I came forth from the Father”.
            Mary Baker Eddy spoke of the Holy City in “The Apocalypse” chapter from SCIENCE AND HEALTH.  Then a symbol of it, the wheel, was placed on the southern wall (hum, very interesting in relation to Nehemiah) of the little Edifice in Boston, as WINDOW OF THE OPEN BOOK.

Window of the Open Book (on the southern wall of The First Church of Christ Scientist)

            We begin with the center hub of SCIENCE.

The shrine celestial
            “There was no temple, — that is, no material structure in which to worship God, for He must be worshipped in spirit and in love.  The word temple also means body.  The Revelator was familiar with Jesus’ use of this word, as when Jesus spoke of his material body as the temple to be temporarily rebuilt (John ii. 21).  What further indication need we of the real man’s incorporeality than this, that John saw heaven and earth with ‘no temple [body] therein’?  This kingdom of God ‘is within you,’—is within reach of man’s consciousness here, and the spiritual idea reveals it.  In divine Science, man possesses this recognition of harmony consciously in proportion to his understanding of God.
Divine sense of Deity
            “The term Lord, as used in our version of the Old Testament, is often synonymous with Jehovah, and expresses the Jewish concept, not yet elevated to deific apprehension through spiritual transfiguration.  Yet the word gradually approaches a higher meaning.  This human sense of Deity yields to the divine sense, even as the material sense of personality yields tot he incorporeal sense of God and man as the infinite Principle and infinite idea, — as one Father with His universal family, held in the gospel of Love.  The Lamb’s wife presents the unity of male and female as no longer two wedded individuals, but as two individual natures in one; and this compounded spiritual individuality reflects God as Father-Mother, not as a corporeal being.  In this divinely united spiritual consciousness, there is no impediment to eternal bliss, — to the perfectibility of God’s creation.” (S&H 576:12-577:11)
            After the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel were freed from their Assyrian captivity they did not return to Jerusalem.  Instead they headed westward.  Many of them went to the British Isles.  This is where many of King David’s female descendants were sent when Judah was taken into captivity by Babylon.  This was done so that the line of David would survive.  This could also account for today’s Royal Family – they may really be descendants of King David.  This means that Judah (masculine) and Israel (female) seemed to be separated and divided.  They are finally reunited in the United States of America, New Jerusalem.
            Let us now take a look at the five books that W. Gordon Brown has put together.  In doing so I believe it will help us to understand what is taking place today and how we can redeem Mary Baker Eddy’s Church and the government of the United States of America – and the whole world shall benefit from this redemption.
            I will leave off all quote marks from the following.  {All of my interpolations will be in these types of brackets.}  I begin on page 196 of FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION, with Chapter X, which ends on page 212.  Mr. Brown is English, so I will leave his English spellings as they are, unless the word is from a quote from SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES or any of Mary Baker Eddy’s other works.

 

The Chronicler’s contribution to the Old Testament is I & II Chronicles and Ezra and Nehemiah…I & II Chronicles cover largely the same part of the story as that contained in the four books of Kings, whereas Ezra and Nehemiah take the narrative forward into vast new spiritual realms.  For a reason which we shall appreciate later, Esther, the last piece of Old Testament literature to be written, had to be added to the books of the Chronicler in order to complete their spiritual meaning.
            Following the recapitulation given in I & II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther form another coherent Scriptural unit; and it is in terms of their interrelatedness that we shall consider their unique teaching.

                                    I & II CHRONICLES
Were it not that I & II Chronicles emphasize a vital aspect of Old Testament revelation, there parallel relationship with the four books of Kings would seem to make them redundant.  But this is not so.  Anticipating the coming of Jesus, the Chronicler’s deep concern is with the kingship of David and the Judaic royal line.  His is almost exclusively the priestly point of view.  He centres his attention on the temple in Jerusalem {the center hub of activity with the governors of the country}, and on life in the southern kingdom.  By comparison, he almost ignores the northern kingdom.  {Notice, if we relate this to TODAY, it is our Southern border which we are mostly having problems with!  And I bring out again that WINDOW OF THE OPEN BOOK is positioned on the southern wall of the little Boston Edifice.}
            While I & II Chronicles were compiled during the exile, Ezra and Nehemiah were written after the return {to Jerusalem}.  Tracing the lineage of David from Adam {Seth, Adam’s Third Degree Son} through and beyond the twelve sons of Jacob {who is spiritually translated to Israel}, the first nine chapters of I Chronicles are filled with meticulous genealogical lists.  The evident intention is to put the Judaic dynasty into its proper world perspective.  Chapter 10 brings us to the reign of Saul, which is quickly dismissed.  This means that in chapter 11 the Chronicler reaches the heart of his story, namely, the crowning of the great king David, and the tremendous significance of this regarding the future history of Israel {with Jesus in Jerusalem and Mary Baker Eddy in the U.S.A. descended from the Scots}.
            What does this emphasis point to in terms of scientific metaphysics?  Surely that the divine purpose always reveals itself through an unbroken line of development.  Extending through David to the kingship of Jesus, this development brings to the consciousness of men fulfilment of the Davidic covenant.  “Thine house and thy kingdom shall be established fore ever…thy throne shall be established for ever,” God declares in the covenant He makes with His beloved David.  As the prophets are soon to foretell, fulfilment of this divine promise will come through the two Messianic missions of Christ Jesus and {Mary Baker Eddy with} Christian Science, when the Principle of harmonious, universal being will reign supreme over the affairs of mankind.
            To carry out his purpose, the Chronicler focuses our attention on the city of Jerusalem and its temple.  The Old Testament temple like the New Testament church is a symbol of body.  Jesus says:  “Destroy this temple (body), and in three days I (Spirit) will raise it up” (S&H 27:12).  At the close of II Chronicles, as at the close of II Kings, Babylon (because of Judah’s sins) ravages this organic sense of temple, even as the priests and Romans (evidencing world sin) endeavour to destroy the body of Jesus.  But just as Jesus rises from the tomb with a temporarily rebuilt body, so Judah, in the stories of Ezra and Nehemiah, is resurrected from Babylonian captivity and rebuilds her temple {Christ head} and city {bride body}.  Eventually, through Christian Science, the entire world body is destined to be resurrected and rebuilt, prior to its final translation.
            The temple in the centre of Jerusalem encircled by the city walls, is our key to the Chronicler’s metaphysical meaning.  In Ezra the temple itself is restored; in Nehemiah the walls are restored.  This is symbol.  The reality of this twofold restoration will be shown forth individually by Christ Jesus, and collectively and universally by {Mary Baker Eddy with} Christian Science.  The temple accentuates the idea of centre, individuality, and manhood; the surrounding walls accentuate the idea of circumference, universality, and womanhood.
            In the final chapter of II Chronicles the author takes the story a stage further than that reached in II Kings.  According to the Bible, Judah endures Babylonian imprisonment for a period of seventy years, and in this last chapter the Chronicler spans the entire seventy years exile, and advances the story to where Judah is actually liberated from Babylon under the auspices of the king {Cyrus “the sun, rays of the sun; shepherd[2]} of Persia.
            He records how the king of Babylon “burnt the house of God, and brake down the wall of Jerusalem [remember that temple and walls are specifically what Ezra and Nehemiah rebuild]…And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon…until the reign of the kingdom of Persia…to fulfil three score and ten years.”  {60 + 10 = 70)
            This period of three score years and ten suggests the lifetime of a mortal.  And thus Babylon portrays the complete mortal birth-death cycle, or the time of man’s supposed exile from God.  The figure “70” stands for this time-span on the individual scale, the figure “7000” (the seven thousand-year periods) symbolizes the same mortal cycle on the universal scale.  {What Brown does not mention, which I think is of importance, is how it is counted.  The three score years of 60 represent the Six Days of Creation in Genesis 1 while the ten years represent the Seventh Day of Love – the Sabbath presented in Genesis 2:1-3.}
            Having held Judah for seventy years, Babylon is overwhelmed by the powerful new empire of the Medes and Persians.  Naturally, Judah hails Persia as a heaven-sent deliverer.  And indeed, Judah’s resurrection from her Babylonian tomb is sanctioned and encouraged by Cyrus the Persian king.
            This is the way it is put in the last few verses of II Chronicles:   “In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah might be accomplished, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom…saying, Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdom of the earth hath the Lord God of heaven given me; and he hath charged me to build him an house in Jerusalem, which is in Judah.  Who is there among you of all his people?  The Lord his God be with him, and let him go up.”
            Cyrus, upon whom is bestowed “all the kingdoms of the earth,” typifies the Christ-idea as the saviour of the human race.  The name Cyrus means “the sun,” and also “the rays of the sun.”  {Also, as seen above, it means “shepherd” – the Christ is our one true shepherd.}  The name Esther, when we come to it, means “a star.”  A star could be said to be an individual sun – an identity whose light is in itself.  Cyrus is like the woman standing in the sun in Revelation, who symbolizes generic man.  He is all the sun’s rays shining forth at once, inseparable from their source, the sun.  {Jesus promised mankind, to his followers, the morning star (which is not really a sun but a planet), yet Venus becomes clothed with the sun when it transits the sun.  Two transits of Venus across the sun took place during Mary Baker Eddy’s God-crowned mission.  Two transits of Venus across the sun have taken place during generic man’s God-crowned mission – for the Third Coming of Christ.}
            And let us not forget that Cyrus is a Gentile.  Isaiah refers to him in terms so exalted that they are used of no other figure in the Bible except Jesus himself.  Isaiah records how God “saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure…Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden…” (Isa. 44:28).
            {It came to me, quite some time ago, that false man/woman named Adam and Eve were placed in animal skins (flesh) after they discovered they were naked, because they ate from the tree of physical knowledge (science) of good and evil.  So when the woman is “clothed with the sun” she is actually clothed in Spirit (see S&H 561:25026).  The false Eve (mother of all material men) is no more.
            “The Revelator beheld the spiritual idea from the mount of vision.  Purity was the symbol of Life and Love.  The Revelator saw also the spiritual idea as a woman clothed in light, a bride coming down from heaven, wedded to the Lamb of Love.  To John, ‘the bride’ and ‘the Lamb’ represented the correlation of divine Principle and spiritual idea, God and His Christ, bringing harmony to earth.” (S&H 561:7-15; from “The Apocalypse” chapter)}
            Science and Health defines “sun” as the “symbol of Soul governing man, – of Truth, Life, and Love.”  We read elsewhere how the “ideal man corresponds to…Truth,” and the “ideal woman…to Life and to Love” (S&H 517:8 {from the “Genesis” chapter}).  Soul is Truth, Life, and Love as one identity, or embodiment.  Soul, represented by the sun, is “outside the body” (S&H 510:16 {from the “Genesis” chapter}), not inside it.  Soul cannot be “confined in body,” but is reflected by body (S&H 467:18 {from the “Recapitulation” chapter}).  The Gentile saviour of captive Judah comes from outside Judah.  Unless Jesus’ Christ identity – his true Soul identity – had been at work absolutely and unconditionally outside the mortal sense of body the resurrection could not have taken place.  The saviour today of the Christian Science church organization is the absolute Science of Christian Science at work outside the sectarian concept.  Nothing resurrects but the absolute.  The resurrection is the living experience of absolute Christian Science.  {When Mr. Brown wrote this it was the latter end of the Sixth Day of Truth, so what he writes is absolutely correct.}

Absolute Science
By the time Jesus rose from the tomb he had vanquished the last enemy, death, and had “gained the solution of being” (S&H 314:8).  His demonstration of Science was no longer at the point where Christian Science proves step by step the nothingness of matter, or evil.  The last enemy {which is death} having been disposed of, there was no more evil to overcome.  He was experiencing absolute Christian Science.
            Of course Christian Science itself had always been absolute, it could not be otherwise; but now, for the first time (humanly speaking) Jesus was in the living consciousness of the great and eternal fact.  Absolute Science had pronounced, and had proved, man’s total absolution from sin and death.
            We read in Science and Health:  “When man demonstrates Christian Science absolutely, he will be perfect.  He can neither sin, suffer, be subject to matter, nor disobey the law of God.  Therefore he will be as the angels in heaven” (S&H 372:14).  Jesus himself said:  “In the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.”  {There is no sexual procreation.}  At the resurrection, the forever wedlock of Judah and Israel, ideal manhood and ideal womanhood, were fully individualized in the consciousness of Jesus {as well as, Mary Baker Eddy}.  Using our present symbols, the temple in Jerusalem was one with the surrounding walls; the individual and his world were one in perfect harmony, and man was as the angels.
            Mary Baker Eddy writes “…absolute Christian Science may not be achieved prior to the change called death” (S&H 254:16).  She does not say it will not be achieved, but that it may not be.  In fact, under the heading of “man’s present possibilities,” she refers to our possible awareness here and now of a “new heaven and a new earth [a new built sense of identity],” without our having passed through the experience called death.  This, she says, constitutes “a foretaste of absolute Christian Science” (S&H 572:20-573:28).
            The eternal reality of which Judah’s new built temple, and Jesus’ new built body, are temporary symbols {this} is the New Jerusalem itself (S&H 574-577).  This is the city of spiritual wedlock, the city of the Lamb and the bride-one universal matrix city, in contrast to Babylon, the harlot city, from which Cyrus liberates Judah.  New Jerusalem is the resurrection body of us all.  Its ultimate symbol in the Christian Science textbook is a circle, or sphere, without boundary or limit {Specifically speaking it is actually the city of our God that is without boundary or limit.  However, if we take the New Jerusalem as being the United States of America, I would say that the four corners represents the city of our God – with no boundary or limit.  These four states are Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.}.  In Ezra and Nehemiah, this symbol of a circle, with its centre and circumference, is represented by the temple and walls of Judah’s new Jerusalem.

            {If we look at WINDOW OF THE OPEN BOOK we could say that the hub center, which is inside the New Jerusalem artichoke (sunflower), with its little book open (SCIENCE AND HEALTH) represents what is presented in Ezra, while the Twelve Keystones represent the book of Nehemiah and the Twelve Stars represent the book of Esther.
            I am not sure if this is the appropriate place to put this topic – but I feel that abortion has become front and center in our country recently.  New York’s governor and legislative body have approved abortion throughout nine months of gestation.  I see a catch though, as I am sure that they have written nine months (maybe they did not as I have not read the material), and pregnancy takes place for ten months not nine!  Do the math, forty weeks equals ten months!  This aside, Mary Baker Eddy (as did Jesus) taught that women should stop having babies altogether.  This means no sex too.  She made it clear that having a baby was committing murder.  So I ask, what is worse – death by giving birth to a material body where this body lives in matter for many years or death by killing a material body at birth?  If material life is just a farce then why should anyone be born into it?  Material life is not spiritual Life!  So the whole issue over abortion or pro-life seems unimportant.  The real issue that is of importance is that mortal men and mortal women need to stop having sex!  People’s religious leaders have taught Christians that having children is of importance.  (All they wanted was a bigger congregation.)  You may argue that I Chronicles is promoting birth of children with the lineage presented.  Yet, if you look up the meaning of the names from the BIBLE you are presented with qualities.  These qualities are important, not that a flesh person was born.  What each of us has to do is realize our wholeness or completeness – you are both masculine and feminine.}

Centre and circumference one
The idea before us is of the God-like man inspired “to reach the absolute center and circumference of his being.”  This must be so in order that we may come to the standpoint of Jesus at the beginning of the New Testament.  What makes the attainment possible is the fact that God, who alone is man’s life, is “at once the centre and circumference of his being.”  This must be so in order that we may come to the standpoint of Jesus at the beginning of the New Testament.  What makes the attainment possible is the fact that God, who alone is man’s life, is “at once the center and circumference of being” (S&H 262:14, 203:32-ia).
            It is not too much to say that, from this point onwards, the idea of the centre of consciousness coinciding with its own circumference, is so immense in its spiritual meaning as to fill our whole horizon.
            Rebuilding the temple in Ezra is the symbol of rebuilding the centre of individual being; rebuilding the walls in Nehemiah is the symbol of rebuilding the circumference.  Individual unity with God, constituting the centre, must be reflected and practised throughout the whole of consciousness.  This constitutes the circumference.  Esther (the star) is where centre and circumference are found to be one in each spiritual identity.

Seal of eternity set on time
During the Babylonian exile something took place historically which was so powerful spiritually that it may well have been the cause of Judah’s liberation.  This was the compiling (probably under the leadership of Ezekiel) of the fourth and last of the sacred Old Testament documents, the Priestly Document, where the emphasis is Science.  This document included the revelation of the seven days of creation {to be a stickler for attention to detail, I say that there were only Six Days of Creation and that the Seventh Day was the Sabbath Day}– the fundamental order of universal Science, which thereafter became the basis of the Bible.
            Correspondingly, in the sepulchre, Jesus “set the seal of eternity on time,” and the senses beheld his bodily resurrection.  What is this seal of eternity which all humanity must likewise set on time in order to be liberated from the same bonds of mortality?  Primarily, it is the understanding of the Priestly Document’s order of the “numerals of infinity, called seven days,” which “reveal eternity, newness of Life” (S&H 44:8, 520:10).
            This fundamental order of divine revelation not only liberates Judah from her seventy years of Babylonian exile, and Jesus from the mortal sepulchre, it also introduces the liberation of mankind from time itself, by translating the seven thousand-year periods.
            Some scholars believe that the Priestly Document was part of the law of God which Ezra took with him to Jerusalem when he went to encourage the work of rebuilding the temple.
            Before we turn to the texts of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, let us consider their spiritual structure.  In Exodus, when Israel was delivered from Egypt, we watched the drama unfold according to the Christ order of the synonymous terms for God:  Principle, Life, Truth, Love, Soul, Spirit, Mind.  Now she is being delivered from Babylon at the other end of the scale, and once again the text conforms to this translation order.  But in the following way:  In our present reading, Ezra unfolds the tones of Principle, Life, Truth, Love, Soul, and Spirit, and Nehemiah the tone of creative Mind.  For what Nehemiah presents is the complete unfoldment of the days of creation, where the universe is “image in Mind” (S&H 115:17).  {Thus, Nehemiah presents the Word order for the seven synonymous terms for God:  Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.}

5th tone {Life} of 4th period {Principle} – Principle as Life –
Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther flow without a break from the closing passages of II Chronicles, and in reaching them, we enter the fifth and last tone of the fourth thousand-year period, and therefore of the fourth day of creation.  This is Principle in its aspect as Life – Principle demonstrating itself to be Judah’s resurrected, deathless Life.

                          EZRA {“THE LITTLE BOOK OPEN” and the NEW JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE
            “The ministry of Truth, this message from divine Love, carried John away in spirit.  It exalted him till he became conscious of the spiritual facts of being and the ‘New Jerusalem, coming down from God, out of heaven,’ — the spiritual outpouring of bliss and glory, which he describes as the city which ‘lieth foursquare.’  The beauty of this text is, that the sum total of human misery, represented by the seven angelic vials full of seven plagues, has full compensation in the law of Love.  Note this, — that the very message, or swift-winged thought, which poured forth hatred and torment, brought also the experience which at last lifted the seer to behold the great city, the four equal sides of which were heaven-bestowed and heaven-bestowing.
Spiritual wedlock
            “Think of this, dear reader, for it will lift the sackcloth from your eyes, and you will behold the soft-winged dove descending upon you.  The very circumstance, which your suffering sense deems wrathful and afflictive, Love can make an angel entertained unawares.  Then though gently whispers:  ‘Come hither!  Arise from your false consciousness into the true sense of Love, and behold the Lamb’s wife, — Love wedded to its own spiritual idea.’  Then cometh the marriage feast, for this revelation will destroy forever the physical plagues imposed by material sense.” (S&H 547:10-575:6)}

Principle {white light}
Compulsion to rebuild:  Cyrus, under divine orders, issues a decree authorizing Judah to begin rebuilding Jerusalem.  This reads:  “Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem.”  Cyrus, standing for the Christly operation of Principle, is the rebuilder of Jerusalem, not Judah personally.  Cyrus, king of the whole earth, is charged with the holy charge of building a new Jerusalem, as a symbol of the eternal, indestructible New Jerusalem itself.  {This being said, we can take it as a sign that this New Jerusalem is the United States of America because it is where the ten lost tribes of Israel and the three tribes of Judah (Judah, Levi and Benjamin) reunite as One Nation Under God.  After seven years of captivity under President Barack Obama (King Nebuchadnezzar) our 45th President arrived on the scene – Donald John Trump.  (Okay, he was already well known, but he put his MAGA hat into the ring for the presidential primary race.)  God chose him to guide us and to build that Southern border wall – even if Mexico does not really seem to pay for it!
            Something of interest happened after I wrote this point about God being behind President Trump as President.  Sarah Sanders said basically the same thing on some news interview; only she has been ridiculed for saying it.  ‘Why would God pick such a horrible man to be President?’ the mainstream media commented.  Yet, God did choose Donald Trump because I know it to be so.  How?  Because God told me that Donald Trump would become our President months before he was elected.  God also told me that Obama would become our President months before he was elected in 2008.  But the two circumstances for their becoming President are different.  Obama was chosen because he is the U.S.A.’s King Nebuchadnezzar.  Trump was chosen because he is our shepherd; he is leading us out of Babylonian captivity in order to rebuild (make) our country (strong and great again).}
            Regenerate individuality, the true idea of Benjamin, necessarily comes back into the picture:  “Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, which all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem…Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of the Lord, which Nebuchadnezzar {Obama} had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his gods…All these did Sheshbazzar bring up with them of the captivity that were brought up from Babylon unto Jerusalem.”  Sheshbazzar is Zerubbabel, who is in charge of the work.  The name Sheshbazzar means “sun-god protect the son,” Zerubbabel means “born of Babylon.”  Interpreted spiritually, the sun-god (Cyrus) {the woman God-crowned} is protecting the son (Judah) {the woman’s manchild} from the belief that Judah {generic man} was ever born of Babylon {matter}.
            Only thought which is whole-hearted, which stems from Principle, and which sings for joy at the prospect of the work on hand, is qualified to take part in the building.  For instance, the children of Barzillai (that state of thought which could only accompany David halfway over Jordan where David’s kingdom was being restored to him) are unable to join in.

{“The city foursquare
            “This sacred city, described in the Apocalypse (xxi. 16) as one that ‘lieth foursquare’ and cometh ‘down from God, out of heaven,’ represents the light and glory of divine Science.  The builder and maker of this New Jerusalem is God, as we read in the book of Hebrews; and it is ‘a city which hath foundation.’  The description is metaphoric.  Spiritual teaching must always be by symbols.  Did not Jesus illustrate the truths he taught by the mustard-seed and the prodigal?  Taken in its allegorical sense, the description of the city as foursquare has a profound meaning.  The four sides of our city are the Word, Christ, Christianity, and divine Science; ‘and the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day:  for there shall be no night there.’  This city is wholly spiritual, as its four sides indicate.” (S&H 575:7)}

Life {green light – is complementary with Mind’s red light}
A new start in life:  The foundations of a rebuilt sense of life must be laid in divine Principle.  A tone of Life appears when, having set up the sacrificial altar on its base, the foundations of the temple itself are laid.  This is followed by a united shout of thanksgiving, and a song of praise, as well as the noise of weeping.
            “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature,” says Paul, “old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (II Cor 5:17).  Joy at the appearing of the new is accompanied by sorrow at the passing of the old.  “So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy from the noise of the weeping of the people…”
            The last time Israel shouted collectively with a great shout was when the walls of Jericho fell:  Now the walls of a new Jerusalem are soon to rise on the site of the old.  {Jericho was a city of the moon, or rather, a city of reflected intelligence – corporeal thinking that thinks only erroneous thoughts.  This type of city is fake and false; it must fall.}

Truth {indigo light – is complementary with Spirit’s orange light}
Man whole within himself:  The adversary {lawyer} seeks to hinder the work.  Judah’s adversaries are the Samaritans – those ex-Babylonians who occupied Samaria after the Assyrians had deported Israel {Womanhood has been replaced with feminism.  Mary Baker Eddy has been replaced with the Babylonian harlot – material organization.}.  There can indeed be no substitute for true womanhood (Israel) in the consciousness of manhod (Judah).  The Samaritans feign genuine interest and assistance, but the builders are awake to their deceitful motives.  “Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the Lord God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us.’  In the tone of Truth, Judah is whole within himself.  His newly structured consciousness is formed from the very wholeness.  What comes deceitfully from outside, therefore, is exposed by Truth to be an adversary.
            Angry at being thwarted, the Samaritans hire counsellers {Obama’s judges, congressmen, senators, deep state appointees, etc.} to frustrate Judah’s purpose.  They claim that the king did not authorize the work, and that to allow it to proceed is against his economic interests.  They say in a letter:  “Be it known now unto the king, that, if this city be builded, and the walls set up again, then will they not pay toll, tribute, and custom, and so thou shalt endamage the revenue of the kings.”
            If man rebuilds his body spiritually, then indeed he is no longer bound by material laws; no longer does he pay tribute to, or seek to maintain, the corporeal sense of man.  The work of rebuilding is halted temporarily by this second Samaritan argument.

Love {violet light – is complementary with Soul’s yellow light}
The new temple finished:  In a tone of Love, through advice and help from the two post-exilic prophets Haggai and Zechariah, the work of rebuilding is resumed, and the temple completed.  Haggai and Zechariah appeal to Darius {a conservative}, the new Persian ruler, to confirm that Cyrus did in fact authorize the work.  Cyrus’ original decree is found, and Darius, with a solicitude for the work equal to that of Cyrus himself, commands that it continue without further hindrance.  When the temple is finished, it is dedicated with joy.  “And they builded, and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel…And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy.”

Soul {yellow light}
Translation of the Christ-message:  The date is around 444 B.C., when Ezra, the scribe, the translator of divine law to the human understanding, comes from Babylon to Jerusalem, armed with the book of the law of God.  Artaxerxes {great king}, successor to Darius, is on the throne, and his reverence for the work of rebuilding Jerusalem is equal to that of his two predecessors.  He proclaims:  “And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasures which are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily…Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it diligently be done for the house of the God of heaven.”
            Clearly, the king of Persia is a symbol of the ministering Christ, and here, in a tone of Soul, Ezra brings this Christly comfort to sustain the builders in their work.  Yet it is in Nehemiah, and not in Ezra, that Ezra actually reads to the people from the book which he has brought.  Perhaps this indicates that the rebuilding of the temple is simultaneous with the rebuilding of the walls.  Certainly in Science it is impossible to build the one without, at the same time, building the other.

Spirit {orange light}
Purity and spiritual wedlock:  Having arrived in Jerusalem, Ezra is horrified to find that the people are already indulging in mixed marriages, and he sets out immediately to cleanse them of this.  We have entered a tone of Spirit.
            The work of rebuilding the body, prior to its ultimate translation, cannot be undertaken on a basis of mixing Spirit and matter.  The “sons of God” must not be guilty of wedding themselves to the “daughters of men” as they were at the beginning of the second period.  Judah should have learnt this lesson when he found it impossible to continue rebuilding the temple in partnership with the Samaritans.
            Ezra reports:  “The princes came to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the people of the lands, doing according to their abominations…For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands.”
            He implores the people of Judah:  “Give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons…that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.”
            In this tone of Spirit, in the Christ translation order, that which is fundamental to a newly built, resurrection body is spiritual wedlock.  We are close to the New Testament now, and to the advent of Jesus, and the questions which must be answered are like those asked at the end of the chapter “Marriage” in Science and Health, namely, “‘Do you have one God and creator, or is man a creator?’…‘Do you teach that Spirit creates materially, or do you declare that Spirit is infinite, therefore matter is out of the question?’  Jesus said, ‘The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:  But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world {of Spirit}, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage.’”  Unless these questions are answered positively the birth of Jesus cannot possibly take place.  {Who asked these questions and who answered these questions?  The writers of Genesis with its two creation stories had to have asked these questions before answering them in writing.  Also, the Virgin Mary had to have done so, in order to have had, her virgin conception of man.}
            Centered in Principle in the book of Ezra, our necessity is to look out upon the circumference of our being in Nehemiah, and, according to the workings of the two translations, behold this circumference – this “immediate object of understanding” – as an “image in Mind,” as the infinite creation of Mind, not matter, revealed by the seven days (S&H 115).

                          NEHEMIAH {THE TWELVE KEYSTONES of the DIVINE INFINITE CALCULUS
“The city of our God
            “This spiritual, holy habitation has no boundary nor limit, but its four cardinal points are:  first, the Word of Life, Truth, and Love; second the Christ, the spiritual idea of God; third, Christianity, which is the outcome of the divine Principle of the Christ-idea in Christian history; fourth, Christian Science, which to-day and forever interprets this great example and the great Exemplar.  This city of our God has no need of sun or satellite, for Love is the light of it, and divine Mind is its own interpreter.  All who are saved must walk in this light.  Mighty potentates and dynasties will lay down their honors within the heavenly city.  Its gates open towards light and glory both within and without, for all is good, and nothing can enter that city, which ‘defileth, …or maketh a lie.’” (S&H 577:12)}

Mind {red light finishing up the Christ order}
Creation as image in Mind:  The emphasis shifts from the centre of being, typified by the temple, to the circumference, typified by Jerusalem’s walls.  The impetus behind the story of Nehemiah is one infinite parent Mind {there is no Adam mind of corporeal limited intelligence}.  The whole creation which surrounds us is image, idea, in our all-encircling Christ Mind.  Then, in Esther (a star), the conjoined messages of Ezra and Nehemiah are individualized.  There we look out from the stars upon the universe – each of us an individual star in an infinite firmament of stars.
            The symbols which predominate in Nehemiah are thus the walls and gates of Jerusalem.  The prophet Isaiah gives us their spiritual meaning.  He says, “Thou shalt call thy walls Salvation {Science and Health}, and thy {twelve} gates Praise.”
            {I disagree with what Brown says in the first sentence of this paragraph.  I do believe that physical wall is being built, however, in order to build it this physical wall had to be spiritually translated mentally first.}  It is not really the walls of a city {that are} being built in Nehemiah; a twelvefold paean of praise is being offered to Mind for what creation truly is, as the means of universal salvation.  {The idea of universal health care is the counterfeit of universal salvation.  Universal salvation comes directly from God when we eat (mentally digest) the little book open.  If everyone read SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, by Mary Baker Eddy, and if everyone practiced Christian Science, there would be no need for health insurance or medical treatment; there would be no need for any type of drug ever again.}
            The Psalmist tells us to magnify the Lord of hosts.  Magnification and praise signify the same thing.  The textbook refers to “Truth’s prism and praise” (S&H 558:13).  The optical prism analyses light into a sevenfold spectrum of colours; the prism of Science analyses Being into Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.  Praise is a lens, or magnifying glass, synthesizing this analysis, and focusing it in individual consciousness.  The temple in the centre of Jerusalem is where the universal circumference of Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love is brought to an individual focus.
            Christian Science says:  “It only needs the prism of this Science to divide the rays of Truth, and bring out the entire hues of Deity, which scholastic theology has hidden.  The lens of Science magnifies the divine power to human sight; and we then see the supremacy of Spirit and the nothingness of matter” (Mis 194:13).  {Because of this quote here, I am going to change my color order for the Word order.  I usually have indigo being Truth and blue being Life, but here I am going to say that Life is indigo light (because blue light is so hard to see in a rainbow’s spectrum) and Truth is white light.
            {If Truth is actually white light for the Word order (and I have been wrong all these years, and I am willing to change my mind on the topic) then this white light would be seen as the capstone of the Major Pyramid Matrix of Light, and Life and Love which are beneath Truth would then have their colors of blue and violet (mixed together in the center we would get indigo).  See my diagram below.}

            This is why, in Ezra and Nehemiah, the people sing so many praises.  Spiritual and scientific praise magnifies the idea of God to such an extent that nothing unlike God remains in consciousness.  Salvation is gained through praising and imaging Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love at each individual centre of world consciousness.
            Truly Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love is simultaneously the centre and circumference of being.  So let us follow the Nehemiah story in the order of these seven terms.

First day – Mind {red light} – {God’s Command, “Let there be light” is counterfeited by the Adam brain (Adam is made of red clay.)}
            In the tone of Mind, Nehemiah, cup-bearer {with wine – “Inspiration, understanding.” (S&H 598:17)} to the king of Persia {Artaxerxes}, hears in Babylon, that the walls of Jerusalem have been broken down and the gates burned with fire.  {“Fire.  Fear; remorse; lust; hatred; destruction; affliction purifying and elevating man.” (S&H 586:13)  So fire, via its negative traits, actually is good when it purifies and elevates man.  The element of fire is symbolic for the Word of God.}  He seeks the king’s permission to go up to Jerusalem to rebuild them.  The urge to repair a human situation comes from the situation as it divinely is – a forever undamaged image, or idea, in the infinite parent Mind.

Second day – Spirit {orange light} – {Separation between the firmament and foundation – because of mixed marriage the flood came.  Noah’s Ark saved man and the Covenant of the bow within the cloud was made – a prophecy of the angel with the little book in Revelation 10.}
            Nehemiah arrives in Jerusalem, and the first thing he does is to make a complete survey of the broken down walls and gates.  He encompasses spiritually the task ahead.  In accordance with the heavenly firmament in the second day of creation, he takes an orderly preview of the purpose to which he is committed.  But this idea of the salvation of the human through magnification of the divine arouses opposition.  Samaritan interference, in the form of Sanballat the Horonite {resistance and obstruction (Democrats and anti-Trumpers)}, Tobiah the Ammonite {popular opinion (mainstream media)}, and Geshem the Arabian {unproductiveness; opposition; sin}, sets out to halt the work of restoring the walls, as it did before in the case of the temple.

Third day – Soul {yellow light} – {The dry land becomes earth, the water becomes seas, and grass, herbs, fruit trees grow.  The patriarchs of Israel bring forth the seed within the seed and Moses brings Israel out of material bondage.}
            And the people said:  “Let us rise up and build.”  In a tone of Soul, Nehemiah and his builders commence work.  Gate by gate they restore the circuit of Jerusalem’s walls until all twelve gates are repaired.  (The foundations do not feature, because it was impossible for Babylon to destroy the city’s foundations!)  Taking the {twelve – spiritual fulfillment} gates one by one they are:  the valley gate, the gate of the fountain, the sheep gate, the fish gate, the old gate, the dung gate, the water gate, the horse gate, the east gate, the gate of Miphkad, the gate of Ephraim {Joseph}, the prison gate, at which point we return to the valley gate, having completed the twelvefold circuit.
            The enemy does his utmost to hinder the work.  Not only does he operate from outside Jerusalem as the Samaritans, but he seeks to disrupt the Israelites themselves.  The effect on the workers causes them to watch as they have never watched before.  The way in which Mary Baker Eddy insisted that her workers “watch” is well known.  In her article “Watching versus Watching Out” she quotes the words of Jesus:  “What I say unto you I say unto all, Watch” (My 232).  {These are also the words that she placed on the cover of her Sentinel periodical.}  Soul ensures the maintenance of the watch, so that the progress of the work is neither halted nor reversed.
            Nehemiah reports how everyone watches against the adversary.  “We made our prayer unto our God,” he says, “and set a watch against them day and night…And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease.”  In rebuilding our consciousness of our world – in finding the immediate object of understanding to be a twelvefold image in our own God-Mind – we must watch against the hidden, unconscious workings of the enemy, his claim to infiltrate unnoticed into consciousness and carry out his subversive activities unawares.  {This is exactly what takes place at the Southern border.  Drug trafficking takes place, human trafficking takes place, people try to sneak across the border unnoticed, which is a lot easier where no walls or fencing are present.}
            The methods the builders use are as follows:  “Every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon…And I said unto…the people, The work is great and large, and we are separated upon the wall, one far from another.  In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither unto us:  our God shall fight for us.”  Every builder assists every other in one whole working body when each loves the Science of man more than he loves himself.  How else can the body be rebuilt?  How else can it be one and indestructible?
            Disruption comes when the rich set out to extort from the poor, thus reversing the truth of brotherly love.  Nehemiah foils this internal evil.  The situation is restored to normal when the rich agree to give back to the poor all that they have taken away.
            The enemy feigns friendship.  Nehemiah records:  “Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono.  {“Ono, ability; strength; virility; vigor; substance; wealth; riches; brilliance.”[3]  What these two men did “indicates a phase of consciousness wherein error thoughts seek to divert the strength and power of activity and growth and increase of substance to an unwise use”.[4]}  But they thought to do me mischief.  And I sent messengers unto them saying:  I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down…Yet they sent unto me four times…”
            The hypocritical Samaritans then go to the other extreme.  They charge the innocent with the crime of which they themselves are guilty.  {This sure sounds like the Democrats to me!  They are always accusing others of doing what they themselves are doing.  They accuse others of being racists when they are the racists.  They accuse President Trump of collaborating with the Russians when it was Hilary Clinton who did so.  The mainstream media, the social commentators on the Internet, and the Democratic Party, all use this process of false accusation.  As you can see the trick is really an old trick.  Who else uses this trick?  The communists use it.}  This “last infirmity of sin will sink its perpetrator into a night without a star” (S&H 564:8).  {I would like to quote that whole paragraph for you, because I think it is important.  “As of old, evil still charges the spiritual idea with error’s own nature and methods.  This malicious animal instinct, of which the dragon is the type, incites mortals to kill morally and physically even their fellow-mortals, and worse still, to charge the innocent with the crime.  This last infirmity of sin will sink its perpetrator into a night without a star.” (S&H 564:3)  The spiritual idea that Mary Baker Eddy is speaking of, is of course, the Christ manifestation.}  Certainly the qualities seen in Esther are not found in the Samaritans.  Nehemiah says to them:  “There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest {pretend} them out of thine own heart.”  No such identity exists as the one which the physical senses say is man.
            At last the wall is completed, in spite of the adversity.  The work has been done divinely – by Soul made manifest as the identity of the Israelites, and not by the Israelites personally.  Thus the enemy was “much cast down in their own eyes for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.”

Fourth day – Principle {green light} – {There are the two great lights (rulers) and the stars.  Kings rule Israel and Judah, and there are the Sixteen Prophets (spiritual seers).}
            Israel’s new Jerusalem, her rebuilt capital city, is peopled with the followers of Zerubbabel who came with him from Babylon, and who are listed at the beginning of Ezra.  As if to indicate once more the simultaneity of rebuilding the temple and rebuilding the walls, exactly the same list of names that appears in Ezra is repeated in Nehemiah.  When a circle is described, the circumference is drawn at the same time as one positions the centre, otherwise there is no circle.
            When the people of Judah reside once more in their land, then (as we found in Ezra) Ezra himself arrives on the scene armed with the book of the law.  His purpose is to furnish the people with the truth about themselves.  He gives them the spiritual and original meaning of the Scriptures, as being the spiritual and original meaning of man.  Once he has done this, “all the people went their way…because they had understood the words that were declared unto them…And there was very great gladness.”  We read how, “day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God.  And they kept the feast seven days.”  Such is the importance of the seven days of creation (the basis of the Priestly document, the basis of the Bible as a whole) in building a new Jerusalem, and in providing a new start in life.
            During a further seven days, they make themselves booths to dwell in.  A booth is like a tent, and is transitory in function.  Interpreted spiritually, the newly resurrected city, foreshadowing symbolically the body of resurrected man, is but “temporarily rebuilt” (S&H 576:17).  Through this temporary rebuilding ascension is reached, as the moment of complete translation.

Fifth day – Life {indigo light} – {The waters bring forth life (fishes and great whales), there are animals on the land, there are the birds of the firmament, and they are blessed.  Jesus, the First Coming of Christ brings forth Christian Science (spiritual Life).}
            Israel’s life-history, from Abraham her origin to the present rebuilding stage of her career, is recapitulated before the people.  This story is not reviewed by Ezra or Nehemiah but by a collective body of “the seed of Israel” who have “separated themselves from all strangers,” and therefore are truly individual.  The real history of Israel is that, as the compound Christ-idea, she comes from Life and goes to Life, in accordance with the law of her eternally circulating, deathless life.

Sixth day – Truth {white light} – {Man and woman are created as God’s image and likeness and they are given dominion over the world.  Mary Baker Eddy, the Second Coming of Christ brings forth absolute Christian Science (absolute Truth).  Man is not meant to procreate materially in order to be fruitful and multiply.  Man is to bring about good works (be fruitful) in demonstrating Christian Science and to multiply his/her thoughts with divine ideas.}
            Porters and singers are appointed to watch and praise.  In watching we use the prism of Science to analyze and separate; in praising we use the lens of Science to synthesize {be fruitful} and magnify {multiply}.  We praise God for being at once the centre and circumference of being; and we watch that this truth is so magnified in consciousness that it blots out all else.
            This coincidence of centre and circumference characterizes the dedication of the rebuilt walls.  Two companies of those that give thanks sing and make music together in the temple and on the walls at the same time.  This is the way the text puts it;  “Then I…appointed two great companies of them that gave thanks, whereof one went upon the right hand upon the wall…And the other company of them that gave thanks went over against them…So stood the two companies of them that gave thanks in the house of God…And the singers sang loud…for God had made them rejoice with great joy…so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.”
            A paean of jubilation praises the Lord of Hosts.  In the words of Science and Health, “A louder song, sweeter than has ever before reached high heaven, now rises clearer and nearer to the great heart of Christ; for the accuser is not there, and Love sends forth her primal and everlasting strain” (S&H 568:26).

Seventh day – Love {violet light} – {The Seventh Day of Love is found in Genesis 2:1-3, it is God’s day of rest, the Sabbath, which is to be honored by man.  Generic man, the Third Coming of Christ brings forth divine Science (Principle, Love).}
            Lastly, in the tone of Love, Nehemiah pleads with his people to watch without ceasing that no Ammonite or Moabite ever again takes up his abode in their thought.  Let nothing enter your city, he seems to say, which defiles or makes a lie.
            There follows, in this seventh tone of the text, a long discourse on the sacredness of the sabbath, when labour ceases and creation is at rest.  Mary Baker Eddy writes:  “There remaineth, it is true, a Sabbath rest for the people of God; but we must first have done our work, and entered into our rest, as the Scriptures give example” (Mis 216:3).

Truth versus Error

            Nehemiah closes his teaching in the way that Ezra closes his.  The theme once again is the danger of mixed marriages.  Mixing Truth and error, Spirit and matter, thwarts the purpose of the two translations, so conspicuous throughout these two books.  If the sons of God continue to wed the daughters of men, as mythology says they did at the opening of the second period, resurrection and a temporarily rebuilt body is theoretical thinking only, and not man’s actual experience.  Typified by the holy city, New Jerusalem itself {the Lamb’s bride}, Israel comes down from God out of heaven in accordance with the order of the first translation; she does not fall from God out of heaven, to join forces with a material way of life.  {She is Queen Esther – the woman God-crowned.}

                          ESTHER {– THE TWELVE STARGATES of DIVINE SCIENCE
The royalty divine gates
            “As the Psalmist saith, ‘Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.’  It is indeed a city of the Spirit, fair, royal, and square.  Northward, its gates open to the North Star, the Word, the polar magnet of Revelation; eastward, to the star[5] seen by the Wisemen of the Orient, who followed it to the manger of Jesus; southward, to the genial tropics, with the Southern Cross in the skies, — the Cross of Calvary,[6] which binds human society into solemn union; westward, to the grand realization of the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony.[7]
            “This heavenly city, lighted by the Sun of Righteousness, — this New Jerusalem, this infinite All, which to us seems hidden in the mist of remoteness[8], — reached St. John’s vision while yet he tabernacled with mortals.”(S&H 575:22-576:7)
            What Mary Baker Eddy describes as four of the twelve gates presents the squared-cycle for the Word of God on the matrix for WINDOW OF THE OPEN BOOK.  This is important, because Esther’s king-husband represents the Word of God.}
            The idea of our spiritual centre having been established in Ezra, and its complementary circumference in Nehemiah, we come to Esther where the two are one – where we are each a “star” in the firmament of heaven, embodying by reflection all other stars.  Because spiritual individuality reflects the oneness and wholeness of Being, it is simultaneously at the centre and circumference of its universe.
            Israel’s Esther is the positive fact of which Babylon’s Ishtar and Phoenicia’s Ashtaroth are negative fables.  Both Ishtar and Ashtaroth are representatives of the same mother goddess of fertility.  Esther is surely the spiritual idea of woman, the true queen of heaven, royally crowned with her circle of twelve stars, whereby the elimination of all Israel’s enemies is accomplished.  This woman was prophesied in Revelation 12 as the woman God-crowned and she came as the Second Coming of Christ as Mary Baker Eddy who gave birth to the manchild of Christian Science.
            Esther…is the only book in the Bible which does not use the word God.  Is this because, in its spiritual meaning, it concerns the infinite Science of ideas, which is God?
            Understood metaphysically, the story is about Christ and his body, or bride, which is generic man.  Christ, the universal head, rules over Christianity, his own universal body.  As portrayed by queen Esther, “Christianity, with the crown of Love upon her brow,” must henceforth be Israel’s “queen of life” (S&H 451:6).
            The characters in the story are Ahasuerus the Persian king, Vashti his disobedient (Persian) queen {feminism}, Esther his obedient (Jewish) queen {womanhood}, Mordecai, Esther’s guardian, and Haman, an Amalekite descendant of king Agag {a big giant head of mortal minded violence}, who is the enemy of Israel.
            In her relationship with mankind, Israel cannot possibly be the exclusive custodian of scientific truth.  In the present story (as was the case with king Cyrus), Persia’s Ahasuerus typifies the all-ruling, all-beneficent Christ, or Truth.  {Ahasuerus means “lion, king” this means that Ahasuerus also typifies the Word of God since the lion is the symbol for the first living creature of the Word.}  Vashti, his Persian queen, is rebellious humanity—a body at variance with its governing head.  {Feminism fights the mind that is man because it believes that woman is better than man is, that woman can get along just fine without its masculine counterpart.  However, the feminine is incomplete without the masculine.  Where today’s feminists get it all wrong is that they believe that they are females only, that they do not have any need for masculine qualities nor do they possess any masculine qualities.  But this is completely incorrect.  To be a whole woman one encompasses man – woman cannot be spelled without man.  To erase all words that have “man” in them is an insane thing to do, but this is what feminism is trying to accomplish.  It is also insanity that people think that masculine and feminine pronouns must be thrown away that the only thing that can or should be used is “it, they, them, etc.”.  This is all mortal mindedness that breaks the law of English.}  Esther, his Jewish queen, is humanity as it really is – Christ’s true body, or bride {both masculine and feminine}.  Mordecai, whose name means “little man,” is every one of us individually constituting, individually caring for, not only the Christ-body but also its governing head.  {I also think that a “little man” is one who reads and studies a “little book open”!}  Haman is personal vanity and egotism, the sworn enemy of the truly integral idea of man.
            There is evidence that the story unfolds in the Christianity order of the synonymous terms for God:  Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Life, Truth, Love.  Opening on a note of Principle {white light}, with the statement of Ahasuerus’ excellent majesty and glorious kingdom, it ends on a note of Principle, where Mordecai, each little man, is promoted to a position of such greatness and worth that he is one with the king himself.  This indicates the cyclic nature of the Christianity order – that it ranges from Principle to Love and from Love back to Principle.  Our present reading is that the text presents the following twelvefold circle of tones:  Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit, Life, Truth Love, Truth, Life, Spirit, Soul, Mind.  At this point of Mind thought has returned once more to the Principle where it originates.
            {I had a dream vision that was about the “Star of Esther”.  The Star of Esther was the name of a jewel.  I believe that the jewel, or divine calculus stone of Esther, is this wheel of Christianity.}

The flow from Principle to Love
Ahasuerus’ glorious kingdom reaches “from India even unto Ethiopia.”  This description is more universal than anything we have heard of before.  Having displayed to his subjects the marvellous riches of his kingdom, the king holds a feast for all the people, which lasts seven days {Word order}.  Arrangements are such that “none did compel.”  Except that Vashti is commanded to wear the crown royal, and to appear before the king, participation is voluntary – it is “according to every man’s pleasure.”  {And this is what Vashti, as feminism, does not like – that it is “according to every man’s pleasure”.}  But Vashti refuses to obey her husband the king.  Interpreted spiritually, she refuses to accede to the demands of Principle regarding the crowning of generic man.
            Disobedience to Principle implies that there is more than one mind.  And here we arrive at the heart of the message.  Ahasuerus says, in effect, ‘This is a serious matter.  If the queen disobeys the king, this means that at the centre of being the body is in revolt against its own unity.  {This is why it is so important for the Democrats to stop obstructing President Trump!}  This will have disruptive repercussions throughout the circumference – wives everywhere will rise in revolt against their husbands.’  Ahasuerus must therefore rid himself of Vashti, and find a queen who is loyal and obedient.
            Paul writes in Ephesians, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands {your own Christ-Mind}, as unto the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church:  and he is the saviour of the body” (Eph 5:22).  The spiritual wedlock of Christ and his church is according to the law that all men have one Mind {red light}.  This law says that whatever happens at the centre of being is reflected in everything that takes place at the circumference.  {This is like saying that what happens in the subjective consciousness of man is manifested in the objective world body.}
            A tone of Soul {yellow light} comes when the true wife, Esther, is identified.  Ahasuerus weds Esther, and sets the crown royal upon her head.  At the same time Mordecai makes his appearance.  Mordecai is not only Esther’s legal guardian, but to ensure that no harm comes to Ahasuerus either, he also sits in the gate of the king.  As “a dewdrop reflects the sun,” so each of Christ’s “little ones,” in reflecting the “infinite One,” permits neither his sense of Christ, the head, to be violated, nor his sense of Christianity, the body (Pulpit and Press 4:14).  Clearly it is impossible to guard the queen without, at the same time, guarding the king.
            In a tone of Spirit {cyan light}, it becomes imperative to separate between all that the selfless Mordecai represents, and the selfishness, vanity, and egotism which is Haman.  Mordecai will have no dealings with Haman.  He seems not even to acknowledge Haman’s presence.  This is such a blow to Haman’s pride that Haman plots revenge.  The textbook teaches:  “This thought of human, material nothingness, which Science inculcates, enrages the carnal mind and is the main cause of the carnal mind’s antagonism” (S&H 345:28).
            Haman’s rage and antagonism is such that he seeks the destruction of all Jews everywhere – all those who are “scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of [Ahasuerus’] kingdom.”  What he seeks, in the tone of Life {green light}, is the destruction of all the little individual Mordecais who, in reflecting the central unity of the king and queen, make up the universal circumference of being, and look upon Haman as human, material nothingness.
            So long as Israel is scattered and dispersed {mentally speaking} she is vulnerable.  Whereas, when parts are held together by the whole of which they are the parts, these parts are invulnerable.  In a tone of Truth {blue light}, Mordecai explains to Esther how she must intercede with the king on behalf of all the Jews whom Haman seeks to destroy.  Unless she thus becomes their saviour, she herself will not escape destruction.  Unless the body works together as one whole body, the body itself is in danger.
            In a tone of Love {magenta light}, it is brought to the king’s notice how, on account of his constant watchfulness, Mordecai once saved the king’s life.  For this the king decides to honour Mordecai.  Haman thinks it is himself, Haman, whom the king delighteth to honour.  The opposite is the case.  Haman is compelled to array Mordecai in royal apparel, to set on his head the crown royal, and to lead him in triumph through the streets.

The flow from Love to Principle
From the tone of Love, in which Mordecai is triumphant and Haman is humiliated, we return to Truth again.  At a banquet given by Esther, Haman seeks even to violate the majesty of the queen.  He is the exact opposite of the faithful Mordecai who would preserve her body whole and intact.  For his treachery, Ahasuerus hangs Haman on the very gallows which Haman had erected for Mordecai.  Thus, “The only power of evil is to destroy itself.  It can never destroy one iota of good” (S&H 186:19).  This self-destruction of evil suggests an underlying tone of Life.
            On a note of Spirit, the king decrees that Israel shall destroy all her enemies everywhere instead of herself being destroyed.  This is the opposite of everything Haman intended.  The king says to Esther and to Mordecai:  “Write ye also for the Jews, as it liketh you, in the king’s name, and seal it with the king’s ring:  for the writing which is written in the king’s name, and sealed with the king’s ring, may no man reverse.”  Evil cannot reverse the dictum of Spirit that good (represented by Israel) is all, and evil (represented by Haman) is naught.  The decree is published in every language of the king’s province, so that all may understand.
            Soul thus reverses the testimony of the senses.  Everything Haman sought to do is turned to the contrary, for “the king granted the Jews which were in every city to gather themselves together…to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them.”
            The feast of Purim, or feast of lots, that follows, indicates a Mind tone.  Every generation, every family, every province, every city, is commanded to remember forever their victory over their enemy.  Haman, who had “cast Pur, that is, the lot, to consume them, and to destroy them.”  Israel is indestructible only to the extent that she is of one Mind.  Haman was steeped in superstition.  He drew lots in order to discover the propitious moment for destroying the Jews.  This is no part of the intelligent activity of Israel’s all-comprehending parent Mind.
            Returning again to Principle, the greatness of Mordecai, the little man, is established next to the king.  {Mordecai, as a little man, could even be a symbol for the woman’s manchild.}  “And all the acts of his power and of his might, and the declaration of the greatness of Mordecai, whereunto the king advanced him, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Media and Persia?  For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews.”
            Jews, in the spiritual sense, are not a God-chosen nation superior to other nations; a “Jew” is that spiritual quality in individual man (Mordecai) which chooses Principle instead of person to govern him.
            Mordecai, who is every little man, and Esther the queen, who is the whole body of little men, are one with king Ahasuerus, the body’s governing head.  The conclusion which emerges from these symbols is that “each of Christ’s little ones reflects the infinite One, and therefore is the seer’s declaration true, that ‘one on God’s side is a majority’” (Pul 4:14).  The I, or Ego, of each little one is the infinite One itself, as Jesus will fully demonstrate.
            As far as the Scriptural narrative is concerned, the next recorded happening following the triumph of Mordecai, is the nativity of Christ Jesus at the opening of the New Testament.  But before we reach this epoch-making event there are the Wisdom books and the Prophets to be considered.  Surely Esther, the star, is the “daystar of divine Science” (S&H vii:11), on which Israel’s Sages, the authors of her Wisdom literature, orient their spiritual position, and which, in the form of the teachings of the sixteen Prophets, guides them at last to the manger of Jesus {a manchild}.

 

            This concludes Brown’s tenth chapter.
            What is it that is really fighting President Trump in getting a border wall placed on the Southern border?  It is erring mortal mind.  Little mortal men, opposites of Mordecai, believe themselves to be creators of rules and laws and material children.  They believe themselves to be better than God Himself-Herself.  They believe that socialism is a necessary must instead of capitalism.  But remember how we began the five books – we began with the capital-head, which is really the Christ.  Socialism-communism is the opposite, opposition, of Christian Science.  So, when we say that the democrats are obstructing and resisting President Truth, we can honestly say that they are obstructing and resisting Mary Baker Eddy (even though they probably are ignorant of this fact).
            I am not saying that Donald Trump is Mary Baker Eddy or that she is he, but I am saying that both represent Truth to this Age of Aquarius (the cupbearer of water – the spiritual teachings of Science) – who has the face of a man (Christianity).  Our country and our world is ignorant of Christian Science and Mary Baker Eddy because the Church hierarchy has hidden the Revelator and her Revelation (Christian Science) from the world.  They are all for building up material organized church, but the opposite is happening.  There are fewer and fewer Branch Churches, Societies, teachers, practitioners, and fewer subscriptions to the four periodicals and newspaper every year.  This is all because they refuse to obey God’s By-Laws in the Church Manual.  They refuse to obey the estoppel clauses in the By-Laws.  Because they refuse to obey God’s Laws then the governments of the world rebel against the Constitution and other Common Laws set up in societies.  They do not think they need to obey the law either, this is why they lie to Congress, why they destroy e-mails, why they lie to their constituents.  This is why a special council can act like a banana republic and instigate a raid of a sixty-six year old man’s private home (who has no weapons of destruction and who is not a flight risk) at 5:30 in the morning.  This is why a female woman, who is head of Congress, keeps saying “no” to the border wall.  Is Nancy Pelosi like Vashti in how she reacts to President Trump?  I think so!

[1] The word man means “mind”.

[2] The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary

[3] Ibid

[4] Ibid

[5] This star is the Daystar, or morning star of Venus.

[6] The Cross of Calvary is a constellation, so a specific star in the constellation is what I feel represents this position – this star is Acrux.

[7] I believe that this star is supposed to be the moon, because of the description given by Mary Baker Eddy could be parts of the moon (with sort of different but equivalent names).

[8] Perhaps as a sunflower?

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