Dear friend and student:
The great God-Realm is waiting for you to plunge into it; so whatever you do, grasp this Lesson and govern your life throughout the future in accordance with the Spiritual facts I have given you here.
Your friend and teacher,
At this point in our journey into the spiritual realm of TRUTH I shall show you a little bit about just where the Power comes from and just how it acts in the human life. For there is no mistake about it--there is a magnetic or rather a Spiritual charm and force to the man or woman who is in tune with the mighty God Law. It cannot be otherwise for it is impossible for YOU to know and experience anything at all about the realm of God without being a dynamic and very positive character. By this I don't mean a blustery character, for you will notice that the men and women in the world who amount to the most, are very quiet characters-- that is--internally. Some of them can get out and fight like a lion if they have to, but what I mean is that they have at their disposal a sure knowledge of an infinite Spiritual God-Law, and, safe and secure in this knowledge, they know their strength.
When troubles come along which would worry the ordinary man or woman to death, these God-men care nothing about them for they KNOW that the Spiritual Law of the universe is more than everything that can ever be formed against them. And so, safe in the knowledge and assurance of this mighty God-Law, they pay no attention at all to negative things, but they hold before their mind's eye all the time, the one thing they desire to do or to possess, and--as ever in the spiritual realm of God--obstacles are swept away and they invariably attain their goal. The world looks at them and wonders. Nothing seems to worry them. Whatever they do is successful. They do not know the meaning of the word "failure" for the simple reason that such a word is not in their vocabulary. They are charged and supercharged with the dynamic spiritual power of God--the Creative Intelligence and the Creative Spirit behind all created things--and they KNOW it. You do not need to tell such a one that the power of God exists--for he KNOWS it. He or she may not allude to "god" as a mythical being in the sky who came down to die for the sins of the world--they may know nothing about that particular dogma, for that is all it is--BUT THESE GOD-MEN AND WOMEN KNOW THE SOURCE OF THEIR OWN STRENGTH. THEY KNOW THE POWER THEY BELIEVE IN. AND THEY KNOW SUCH POWER IS IMMUTABLE. THEY KNOW IT CAN NEVER BE DEFEATED. THEY KNOW THAT THERE IS NO HIGHER OR GREATER POWER. THEY KNOW THE POWER IS GOD--the creative Life Spirit and Intelligence behind the universe and behind every created soul in it, INCLUDING YOU AS YOU READ THIS LESSON NOW.
I shall ask you here not to confuse this Spiritual God-Power with any so-called "power of will" or anything on that order. Nor must you confuse this Spiritual Power with any other known power, for there is no power in existence which comes anywhere near approaching the power of the God-Law. The question is ofttimes asked me whether or not I think the "Cosmic Ray" is God. Of course I don't--- for GOD IS SPIRIT. The Cosmic Ray, however, brings God down to the level of a man, and one understanding the existence of this "Cosmic Ray" can also easily understand the existence of the mighty Life Spirit I am teaching. It has no personality because it is SPIRIT. And SPIRIT cannot have personality. Nor is this power material at all in any sense of the word. It is SPIRIT. It is GOD. It is LIFE. And from out the man or woman knowing and urging this power, I say there flows a magnetism, if you please, that BINDS THAT MAN OR WOMAN TO THE FORCES OF THE LIVING INTELLIGENCE---THE GREATEST UNSEEN POWER THIS WORLD WILL EVER KNOW.
Would it make any difference to you if you realized that working through you was a Spiritual Power so dynamic that all other powers and forces fade into insignificance beside it? Do you think that thought would help you much? Of course it would. For let me repeat--there is no stopping the man or the woman who so imbues him or herself with this Spiritual Power. And it makes no difference what the goal may be. It makes no difference whether it be wealth, health or happiness that is desired--the ever present power of this mighty Life Spirit is at the disposal of every man and woman who wants this power and is willing to find it in the way I advise.
Not so many days ago, a certain religious leader of quite some standing came into my office as he often does to while away a half hour or so. The gentleman in question is connected with a certain educational institution specializing in religious instruction, and the man has quite a big reputation. I shall not mention his name here. However, he is fairly broad in his religious beliefs but still not broad enough to get away from the insane "belief" or "faith" in a story that is so palpably foolish that by no possible means could it ever be true. This brother tells me that he does NOT believe in the "immaculate conception" of Jesus Christ. He states further that he does NOT believe in the doctrine of the Trinity. He also told me that he did not believe that "he that doubteth is damned." And there are a good many other old fundamentals that this brother tells me he does NOT believe. And yet--he will still teach "orthodox theology" in an institute of religious education, and will still take part in "orthodox" religious exercises whenever and wherever he gets the opportunity to do so.
Of course--I realize the fact that were he to come right straight out as I do, and deny the asinine theory of the "trinity" and the equally asinine theory of the "blood atonement" and all the rest of the old pagan myths, he would LOSE HIS JOB. I know that. But just the same, I should have much more confidence in the man if he would do just that. He knows that these old Bible myths were in existence long before Christ WAS ever heard of. He knows that the story of the "fall of man" and the story of the "flood" were recently found in literature used by the old Red Indians long before Christ was ever known. Yet, like hundreds of others, he still "hangs on," and when doom cracks this good brother will still be found "hanging on" to doctrines which, while in themselves will do no harm, yet they do effectively take ones eyes from the REAL Spiritual POWER of the universe operating HERE and NOW, and they put that vision "somewhere in the future," and make it entirely dependent upon a false belief in a false "god."
However, this brother said to me in this study the other morning, "Well, Dr. Robinson, will you please tell me what is the secret of the magnetic attraction whatever you write seems to have on those who study it?" He said to me:- "You work seeming miracles of success and healing--folks wire you from all over the world--and evidently you get the results although I am frank to admit that I do not understand how you do it." This brother has made several calls on me to try and analyze the cause of our outstanding success. He knows that wherever this simple teaching of mine has gone remarkable results have often followed. He knows that there is a "something" that cannot be expressed or explained, which "something" seems to grip and revitalize the spiritual lives and also the physical lives of men and women. And he wants to know the reason for it. Many have asked me these same questions. And without taking any credit to myself let me say to you, and to one and all who may see this Lesson you are reading, that the answer is very simple.
The answer lies in the fact that the founder of this movement KNOWS GOD. He knows something of the dynamic invisible Spiritual Power that comes only out of the spiritual God-Realm. He KNOWS that Power. He USES that Power. He lives so close to it that he is ever conscious of its nearness and its magnetic charm and vitalizing effect in the human life. The founder of this movement is not looked upon as a "Christian" even by the "church," which looks upon him as an "infidel" and a "heretic." And I suppose they are correct as far as their "god" goes. For I know nothing about such a creature nor do I want to know anything about him. Nor is there--nor has there ever been--any magnetic attraction or charm to that sort of a doctrine. Men and women on the street would laugh at you if you even suggested that there even might be any such thing as Spiritual Power in the "church." For they know better. They live amongst and know full well its "members" and you cannot fool the general public with any false ideas that the "church-members" know anything about the "god" they profess. In the first place they cannot tell you who or what he is. Nor can they tell you where he is. Nor can they tell you how he operates. Yet they are very anxious to criticize one who does know something of the Power of the Living Life Spirit--which Power by the way the church knows nothing about for the simple reason that it has a "god" all its own, which God never was other than the old tribal Jewish "Yahveh" or Jehovah. And, of course, there can never be any attraction for anyone in such a being as that. I will admit to you that there is a decided charm to the man of Galilee, but that is NOT ON ACCOUNT OF ANY DIVINITY OF BIRTH AT ALL, BUT IS SIMPLY ON ACCOUNT OF THE FACT THAT THIS CARPENTER MAN KNEW SOMETHING OF THE GOD-LAW I AM HERE TEACHING YOU ABOUT. And naturally--the much discussed message has LIVED THROUGH THAT CARPENTER MAN.
So there is to some people, myself included, a very marked attraction to that old character who died by the way 2000 years ago and has never been heard from since. And this charm is simply because the message He taught was a message of truth. It was a message concerning the mighty God-Law behind the universe. And of course--His name has lived. (No longer than many others though). Whenever and wherever you find any part of SPIRITUAL TRUTH, you may depend upon it such Spiritual Truth will win its way around the world if it can find a man or woman with faith enough and courage enough to carry the message in spite of "religious" opposition. And that is the reason that there is such a magnetic charm and a compelling and impelling "something" to either the man or the movement that is grounded in the spiritual TRUTHS of the great Life Spirit. It cannot be otherwise. For God is God, and in your own life, when you get to the place where you can LIVE IN THIS SPIRITUAL REALM, you will be a dynamic power too. You will get somewhere. The compelling and impelling Power of God will make you succeed and will make you happy and will keep you healthy, and will draw you to this SPIRITUAL REALM until you wonder what the end of such drawing and such power will be.
You--individually--who are reading this Lesson now--and there are thousands of "you" all over the civilized world, ask yourself the question NOW, why is it that you to date, and before you studied this course of instruction, NEVER KNEW THE FIRST THING ABOUT SPIRITUAL GOD-POWER. And the reason will be quite plain to you. It is because you did not KNOW that such a God-Power existed--now did you? No one had ever told you about the existence of a Living Vital, Dynamic Force--Law--Spirit--God--which YOU could use--now had they? Of course they had not. Now, in these Lessons, you have received training in actually contacting this vital spiritual God-Law, and you are beginning to get a faint glimpse of the wonderful possibilities of the spiritual realm in your OWN life. You begin to see the immensity of it all. You begin to grasp just faintly perhaps, but you DO begin to grasp the existence of the Intellect of God. You are grasping something of the actually MATERIAL EXISTENCE of God--if you will understand that phrase.
More than that--you KNOW how to keep so quiet that the spiritual God-Law will SPEAK to you, and at the same time you KNOW that you are in touch with the Spiritual God-Realm. You KNOW these things now. You did NOT know them when you began your studies with me. And you should be a very happy man or woman I assure you. And you will be as the magnetism of God exudes from you, and as you begin to really FIND THE ACTUAL POWER OF GOD WORKING IN YOUR OWN LIFE AND BRINGING TO YOU THE THINGS YOU DESIRE. Your friends will see the change in you. For spiritual contact brings a change. Perhaps many of them will not be able to understand you--but what do you care? YOU and GOD---there is the answer to every problem that can arise in your life. Just YOU and the GOD-LAW. And in that Law, all Power is given unto you in heaven and earth, and no weapon formed against you can possibly prosper. As a matter of fact there is not, nor has there ever been any weapon ever formed against you. The disturbances you have experienced are due but to the absence of the God Law in your own life. The poverty which perhaps has dogged your footsteps is not due to the power of "satan" or anything on that order. It is due but to the ABSENCE of the God-Law in your own life. Many people write and tell me about the "power" of "sin," and the "power" of "satan" and the "power" of this and the "power" of that. THERE IS NO POWER IN THE UNIVERSE OTHER THAN THE POWER OF THE LIVING GOD-LAW. And that LAW is NOT contacted by church creeds and dogmas. There is not a single power in existence that could ever lift its head against the power that you are now using. There is nothing formed against you at all. But YOU--without the Power of God--are utterly useless and helpless. You may use the Power of God unknowingly--but how much better is it to use it intelligently, and to recognize the source from whence such Power comes?
You KNOW that your thoughts are SPIRITUAL THINGS. You KNOW that. You also must know that an Intelligence or a Creative Power great enough and mighty enough to call this created scheme of things into being, must of necessity be a great enough Power to more than satisfy the little cravings and longings of your individual life. Even though you crave millions--I care not. For millions in wealth to this great Spiritual Power MEAN JUST NOTHING AT ALL. If you could pile all the wealth of the world in one spot---it would mean nothing at all when compared with the Power of this mighty unseen Spiritual God-Law. And you would not ask me to believe that such a Power as it was that formed the marvelous universe with all created life, could not provide you with the necessary brains or intelligence or IDEAS sufficient to satisfy your soul's longings--would you? You know better than that. You know that the God-Law is more than sufficient to give you whatever things you need, or to provide you with the necessary wisdom or intelligence to create those things yourself.
In the last analysis EVERYTHING comes from the God-Law. It alone is responsible for every created thing.- Without it, you would not be here. Neither would I. Neither would there be a breath of life on any planet or would there be any planets. It would be a black, aching, empty nothingness if you can imagine that. But since this Life Principle was manifested on the earth, it gave LIFE to every created living thing. It causes the tree to grow unhelped by the hand of man. It causes the little squirrel to have intelligence enough to garner enough food through the summer to keep it through the winter when the snows cover the earth like a blanket. It gives me intelligence enough to sit at this typewriter and give to you a few of the truths of the Spiritual Realm as I believe them to exist. You have heard time and time again of some famous man who started life without a nickel. No education; no training at all and no friends. Take most of our great men and they all began that way.
Yet many of them climbed to the very peak of power. They made fortunes. They made up their minds to achieve and they achieved. They wrested success from life and they did it in spite of every handicap. Their names are written indelibly on history's scroll, and time will not efface some of them. Such men as Thomas Edison--J. P. Morgan, and hundreds of others I could mention. Yet--had not the Life Spirit been manifest on the earth, these men would not have ever lived. And you may depend upon it, whatever these mighty warriors of life did, was done through the Power of the Mighty Life Spirit alone. Their intellect could have come from no other source than the God-Law. Their lives came from that source and so did their brains. So did their ambitions. So did everything they ever possessed. And it is an incontrovertible FACT that whatever they achieved was achieved through no other power than the Power of the mighty LIFE SPIRIT---THE UNSEEN GOD-LAW- -- which Law I am teaching you how to use in these Lessons.
Mr. Carnegie made the statement when but a lad that he would be the wealthiest man in the world before he died. He was. Now, had you asked Mr. Carnegie if he was using a Spiritual God-Law in his life he probably would have told you "no." But he was just the same. He perhaps was not conscious of the Power he was using, but had he not used the Power of the God-Law he could not have TAKEN EVEN ONE SINGLE BREATH. Do you see what I mean? Everything that Carnegie did was done through the power of the mighty God-Law--AND NO OTHER WAY. And anything YOU ever do, and anything YOU ever accomplish will be done and accomplished through THE VERY SAME IDENTICAL GOD-LAW. Never forget that. Now then--the point I am making is this: THIS GREAT GOD-LAW THAT OPERATES THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE IS GREAT ENOUGH, AND BIG ENOUGH, AND WISE ENOUGH, AND INTELLIGENT ENOUGH, AND LOVING ENOUGH TO PROVIDE FOR YOU WHATSOEVER THINGS IT MAY BE THAT YOU DESIRE--and mark me well here please--AND IT WILL DO JUST THAT IN THE MOMENT YOU ACTUALLY PUT THIS GOD-POWER CONSCIOUSLY TO WORK IN YOUR LIFE. Oh yes--you can sit on your haunches from now till the crack of doom if you want to, and you can "pray" till you are black in the face--and that will never get you anywhere at all. You may go on in the manner in which you are going now if you want to, LETTING THE POWER OF THE GOD-LAW PASS YOU BY. The God-Law cares nothing about whether you do or not. IT IS THERE FOR YOUR USE. But if you don't want to use it--then it's just too bad--for YOU.
I assure you the God-Law will never shed any tears over your failure to use this Law for the accomplishment of whatever things you need. The attitude of God is that you can either accept the Power or refuse it. If you refuse it, ONLY ONE SUFFERS AND THAT IS YOU. If you accept it--YOU benefit--and not only you but everyone with whom you come in contact. You remember the old saying about "the mills of the Gods grinding slowly but grinding exceeding fine"? That is the truth of the God-Realm as it exists. Coupled to this unseen dynamic Spiritual Power there is nothing the human soul cannot have through this God-Power. But absent from it--nothing can happen. You have heard the story of the shipwrecked crew who were dying of thirst. There they were, out on the salty (as they thought) ocean. Nothing to drink except salt water. No fresh water in the ship's tanks at all. Finally a ship was sighted and hailed. Frantically the thirsty crew signaled the other ship "water--water--water; send us fresh water." Imagine their amazement when back came the answer:-"Drop your bucket over the side."
And how like life that is. Men and women by the million, looking first here and then there for the things they need. They follow first this one and then that one, and ever the elusive "thing" eludes them. And yet--all the time--and at their very elbows, is enough of the Spiritual Power of the God-Law to enable them to get from life. "Water, water," they cry, and all they have to do is to drop the bucket overboard and draw to themselves all the pure fresh sparkling Spiritual Power they can ever need. Then again, life has many of another kind of folk. This kind, have a faint glimpse of knowledge concerning the Spiritual God-Law, but they never accept from this Law, all that they might accept and should accept. Which reminds me of another story--this time about some sparrows. Many of these feathered creatures were out chasing for food one day when a bakery wagon drove past, and a loaf of bread fell from the wagon to the ground. Immediately there was a great fluttering of wings and the air was made noisy with the tiny shrieks of these foolish sparrows as they fought with each other over the crumbs which had broken from the loaf when it fell to the ground.
One would pick up a tiny crumb and another one would fight with him for possession of that crumb. And so they fought and fought until all the crumbs were gone. Then they flew away, leaving the loaf of bread lying there in the street. It was so big that they did not even recognize it for what it really was. And so again it is in life. Those of us who know some little of the Spiritual God-Law, have a great tendency to say "Oh yes--I believe God can do this or do that---but will he?" And so they go along, missing the very best and the very finest things of life, and all the while there is. at their very elbow so to speak, a wealth of the very things they need. But they cannot see them. They are fighting over the crumbs--and missing the loaf. I wonder if YOU PERSONALLY are one of that sort of folks. If you are then may I beg of you to recognize the existence and the presence of the greatest Spiritual Power this world has ever seen. And may I also implore you to put this POWER to work in your own life. If you will there is nothing you should have that you won't have. And I don't care whether it's a fine home or a million dollars or only domestic happiness. It is not possible for you to use the Power of the Great Spiritual God-Realm without receiving from it the things you need. If you can't do this--and this is not a fact--then THERE IS NO GOD. And this I cannot admit. And the reason I cannot admit that is because I KNOW BETTER. What was it, do you think, that took a life of absolute failure and made it an abundant success after every human effort had failed? Was it myself? Not at all, of course I had to WANT the good things of life and I had to follow the leadings when they came to me. But by no manner of means was the transformation done by me.
Had it been left to me I assure you there would never have been any transformation. But there was. And the transformation is due in its entirety to my recognition of the Power of the Spiritual God-Law, not so much in my life as in the complete universe around me. I knew that such must be a fact. I knew that no "god in the sky" could do anything for me. I knew that if there were no such a Spiritual Power as I am teaching you about here--then I was certainly a has-bean. But I believed such a Power existed, and, I put it to the test. I believed in the existence of this unseen Spiritual Law. In other words--I believed God, the mighty Life Spirit that created this entire universe and every created thing in it. That is what I did. And did it pay? I think so. Millions of people see my picture every year now. Hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions have heard my voice over the radio. And best of all, my files are literally teeming with happy letters from my students all over the world telling me of their finding the same God-Law that I found and used. And that is evidence.
You might be able to fool just a few people--I admit that might be done. But it would not be possible to fool by far the great majority of my students and followers. They have followed me. as you have, and they know the Law exists. So do you. They have put it to work in their own lives--and so have you--or you will before you get through with these Lessons. For what a fool you would be to know of the existence of God for your edification and help and not use Him. A complete ass you would be if, with this overwhelming Spiritual Law of God WAITING TO HELP YOU. and you refused the help. All around you there exists this great God-Law. It exists FOR you. And all the Power of God you can ever need or use is here at your right hand awaiting your use of it. And that is not all. The manner in which you may obtain these things needed has also been put into your hands by me. What you do with this weapon is your lookout. Personally, I am using the God-Law every day and am going to continue to use it. And if you mean business and are not a trifler--so will you.
Let me run over once more the method to be used by you in the actual contacting of the God-Law. Follow me closely. The essence of YOU--is Life. Life is God. God is the mighty LIFE SPIRIT of the universe. There is no other life. Your thoughts are electrical connections running directly to the great Cosmic God-Realm. Also, your thoughts are A PART OF THE LIVING GOD-LAW. HENCE, YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY WITHIN YOUR OWN HANDS. A CONNECTION WITH GOD, AND THAT CONNECTION IS A PART OF GOD. Do you see that? God is unseen Spiritual LIFE, or, as we saw LIFE--CAPABLE OF EXISTENCE WITHOUT PHYSICAL FORM. All right then. Here you are; a man, a woman. You have in your possession--LIFE. And LIFE is GOD. You can THINK. Your thoughts, being THINGS--LIVING THINGS--go direct to the whole of God. They get from that big whole the things that your little life needs. Now let's look back a little bit. Remember how I showed you the exercises in absolute relaxation. Remember how I asked you to concentrate at night on the "white spot" in your field of vision? You remember how I showed you the manner in which to let everything fade out of the picture at night, except YOUR THOUGHTS. And you will remember how I showed you the method of DIRECTING YOUR THOUGHTS, CHARGED WITH THE DESIRE OF YOUR HEART, INTO THE GREAT COMIC REALM OF THE LIVING GOD? You remember those things of course. NOW-- how is the literal answer to come back to you from the God-Realm? How are you actually and literally going to get the things you want? I don't care what those things may be if they are for your own good and if it would be right for you to have them. How are they going to come to you? Now listen brother or sister, and I could not put it any plainer if you were sitting here with me in my study. If I knew how to make it plainer I surely would do so. The reaction to these Lessons though is that they are mighty plain and effective, so it must be that at this point I have been wonderfully able to make my students grasp this very important moment in their instructions. I must be making them see the point. And I know I am. And I know the God-Law works. But how are YOU to get these things from God?
Here is a woman writing to me, and she is very unhappy. She married one of another religious faith, and the poor dupes are letting that come between their own happiness. At any rate, this woman is very miserable. There is a man, and he writes to me stating that he is out of work and has nothing to eat. In a large city not so far from Moscow--Spokane, Washington, to be exact--a young lady writes me. She is broke. She can get no work. She is about to take her own life. Her friends cannot help her. She writes me in desperation. Away back east there is a bank manager whose bank has failed. In the middle west is a student who wrote me that his home was about to be attached and sold for notes. Then another writes me that he has had to sacrifice a $40,000 hotel for a mortgage of $6000.00. Many of such cases; thousands of them write me; and the invariable question is this:- "CAN YOUR TEACHING HELP ME TO DO THIS OR TO DO THAT"? And my answer always is that the Great God-Law is abundantly able to do more than they can even ask or think if they will use it. But how? That is what we want to know here.
I have shown you the exercise in which you can contact God. I have told you in detail how to "wait upon God" until the promise is fulfilled. (And when it is fulfilled you will know it. By "promise" I mean the consciousness of the Spirit of God in your own life). Now--you have followed me closely. You have made the connection that has brought to you the assurance that God lives in your own life. You realize through personal contact that there is a great ocean of power at your disposal. You know that. But you ask me how you are to get your answers. All right--let me tell you by asking you this question:-"HOW DID YOU MAKE YOUR DESIRES KNOWN TO GOD?"
Well, you will tell me that you sent your desires right out into the great Cosmic God-Realm through your concentrated thoughts. And I shall say "correct." You did exactly that. NOW--HOW CAN GOD MAKE KNOWN HIS THOUGHTS TO YOU? Now how do you think? How do you think the great Spiritual God-Intelligence and God Wisdom can communicate with you? Let me tell you.- "IN EXACTLY THE SAME MANNER IN WHICH YOU COMMUNICATED YOUR DESIRES TO THIS GREAT LIFE-CREATING SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND INTELLIGENCE."
There is your answer, and get it well please--for after all it is simple and requires no great ability to grasp. The God-Law will communicate to you in the same identical manner in which you communicated with it. And through the same channels you used to make your request known will the answer come. The channel of your thoughts, through which channel you communicate with God, is a GOD-ORDAINED CHANNEL. The Life Spirit caused it to be that you can communicate with God through the realm of your own thoughts--which--don't forget--are living vital God-Things. You must use the channel the God-Law has provided for making your requests known, and the Law in return will use the very same channel in making the answer known to you. Simple, isn't it? And yet how scientific. How powerful. How dynamic. How sure. Herein lies the secret of the presence of the mighty Life Spirit--GOD. In the very closeness is He missed. We won't be quiet enough and we won't keep still enough to listen for the answer.
Now let us get down to a concrete case. You are all expert now in relaxation. You should all be expert in "contacting" the God-Spirit and in sending to this great Cosmic Realm, your heart's desires. Now to get the answers--I have just told you that they will come through the same channels--so what do you do? Why you keep still and LISTEN. JUST LISTEN---THAT IS ALL. BUT WHAT A POWER YOU ARE LISTENING TO. You are listening to the God of the universe. You are listening to the Creative Life Intelligence that gave you both LIFE and INTELLIGENCE. So you listen. You quiet every nerve. You stay still. YOU LISTEN. YOU WAIT ON GOD.
AND OUT OF THE STILLNESS WHERE GOD DWELLS WILL COME THE ANSWER TO YOUR NEEDS.
Let that statement burn itself into your soul to a depth that you never will get it out of there. Out of the stillness, where God is, will come the answer through your thought realm to you. In every case, of course, the answer will be different. In every case the answer will fit the need. In all of the above cases, if this method is followed out, the answer coming from the stillness where God lives will solve the problem--no matter what that problem may be. And another thing--when the living God-Spirit has given you the answer YOU WILL KNOW IT.
And until you DO know it--don't make a move. But when you KNOW that the "still small voice of God" has spoken, then follow that leading to the very ends of the earth if needs be. A man wrote to me the other day stating that in following this instruction the Spirit of God told him to go out and buy some oil stock, which he did. He lost his money and wrote to me asking why the Spirit of God told him to buy oil stock. You know what my reply was, of course. For the Life Spirit never tells anyone to buy oil stock. Nor does it ever tell anyone to do anything which will be followed by either loss or disaster. This good fellow probably mistook his own desire for the promptings of God--and of course, he lost. Let me repeat to you once more that when the voice of the Spirit of God tells you what to do--- you will know it. You will never need to write to me and ask me if "this experience or "that experience" was the voice of God. For there is never any mistaking those pure leads. Those spiritual leads. Those silent leads. They are from the Spiritual Realm--hence you recognize them so easily. Just quietly waiting and listening to the stillness where God dwells. If the NEED is immediate--the ANSWER will also be immediate.
If you are constant in your moments of communion with this great Life Spirit, you will find that automatically you are doing what you should do. In other words, (listen well) it is entirely possible for a human life to live moment by moment in direct and full Spiritual communion with the mighty God-Law. And you will readily see that when this is done, life is an overwhelming life of victory. It cannot be anything else. This is the life that climbs over all sorts of obstacles and the public look at such a one and wonder why. They say he or she "has good breaks." They say "My--that man or woman knows where they are going." or course they do--because such a one is motivated every waking moment by the power of the mighty Life Spirit-_ and, of course, they WIN. It couldn't be otherwise. Every move they make is in tune with the Infinite Law of God, and in the Realm of God there is no failure. A good "Christian" educator said to me recently;- "Dr. Robinson--I am not getting anywhere in life. My work seems to be just so-so, but as far as actually DOING THINGS and making a mark on the world goes--I am a failure." And he is--he doesn't know the reason why. I can tell him. This brother has a head full of knowledge ABOUT God. This man can probably give a lot of people cards and spades when it comes to church history or sociology, or Bible interpretation or the four gospels or any of the other allied studies. HE KNOWS ALL ABOUT GOD. But he knows mighty little OF God. There is the answer. A head full of knowledge. Teaching others. Trying to lead others into the LIGHT, but knowing very little of the actual Power of God.
And throughout this course of instruction, Brother or Sister, nothing that I have said to you will do you the slightest good, unless you use the methods I have given you for actually knowing God. But it's worth it, don't you think? I do. Just to know that moment by moment the overwhelming wisdom and power of the mighty Living God are all around you--over you--through you--below you. This fact alone takes all the sting out of life I promise you. It takes all the "chance" out of life. There is no guesswork where God is concerned, but a literal vital communion that may be had at any time and that may be the moment by moment experience of every soul studying these Lessons and of all the world for that matter. This is what I mean when I tell you that the Power of the Living God-Law is more than sufficient to make your life what it was meant to be. And another thing---there is NO LIMIT to where man may go with his God. None of us have gone very far I promise you, -or if we had the world would know it. Jesus Christ probably knew more of the actual literal Power of the God-Law than most men know--but He did not know it to the full for He was a miserable failure on many occasions. That is but human though, and there is so much of God that this Carpenter man DID know that I don't ever think much of the mistakes and failures He made.
However--YOU--whoever you may be, get down to business from now on and never let a day's work begin until you have within you the sweet consciousness of the literal and actual presence of the Great Creative Power of the Universe---GOD. In the next Lesson we shall go a little farther into this subject of the presence of God and I want you to absorb this present Lesson to the very full. It's clothed in poor language, but through it all you will find the earnestness of the impulse which is driving me on to make the truths of the God-Law known to men and women. I write these Lessons while in communion with the mighty Life Spirit. Not a single word is ever changed. And so they win others by their Spiritual Power. It is useless to try and analyze this subtle power for it cannot be done. And never mind it--just get close to the mighty GOD-LAW NOW---and then stay there--listening for the answers to your problems, for such answers are somewhere in the Realm of God and that is the only place they are. And when the soul is "tuned in" to the God Realm, it isn't much of a job for God to tell you what to do to change the conditions in your life you don't like. Be earnest--be intensive--be dynamic in your communion with God and in your "listening" for Him. It will pay.
Sincerely your friend and teacher,
EXAMINATION QUESTIONS FOR LESSON NO. 19
These examination questions are for your benefit and you should know the answers to them all. If they are not clear to you. read your Lesson again and again until they are clear.
1. What is the reason that those who are using the God-Law don't worry when troubles come along?
2. The Cosmic Ray is not God. Why not?
3. The undoubted charm that there was about Jesus was not on account of any divinity of birth. What then?
4. What is the answer to every problem that can arise in your life?
5. Any disturbances that you may have experienced are not due to the power of Satan or the power of evil. To what then are they due?
6. Relate the stories of the shipwrecked crew and the sparrows, and show their application?
7. You have in your own hands a connection with God and that connection is a part of God. How is this?
8. How are you to actually get from God the things you want?
9. What is meant by saying that you are to wait upon God until the promise is fulfilled?
10. How do you make your desires known to God. And how does God communicate His answer to You?
11. How do you prepare yourself to receive His answer?
12. How can you tell whether or not it is really the "still, small voice" of God that has spoken?