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In the new religion the teaching is, "He is not here; Truth is not in matter; he is risen; Truth has become

15more to us, — more true, more spiritual."

Can we say this to-day? Have we left the conscious- ness of sickness and sin for that of health and

18holiness?

What is it that seems a stone between us and the resurrection morning?

21It is the belief of mind in matter. We can only come into the spiritual resurrection by quitting the old con- sciousness of Soul in sense.

24These flowers are floral apostles. God does all this through His followers; and He made every flower in Mind before it sprang from the earth: yet we look into

27matter and the earth to give us these smiles of God!

We must lay aside material consciousness, and then we can perceive Truth, and say with Mary, "Rabboni!"

30— Master!  

In 1866, when God revealed to me this risen Christ, this Life that knows no death, that saith, "Because he

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1lives, I live," I awoke from the dream of Spirit in the flesh so far as to take the side of Spirit, and strive to cease

3my warfare.

When, through this consciousness, I was delivered from the dark shadow and portal of death, my friends were

6frightened at beholding me restored to health.

A dear old lady asked me, "How is it that you are restored to us? Has Christ come again on earth?"

9"Christ never left," I replied; "Christ is Truth, and Truth is always here, — the impersonal Saviour."

Then another person, more material, met me, and I

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