Take No Thought of the Journey
By Walter Lanyon
Go into all the world, preach the Gospel, take no thought of the your the robe, the ring, the purse," etc.
Christ is rich, and all you need, and Christ is all in all. Christ is the denomination of everything. Most of us are looking for things, and in fact we think it is things that we need. But presently we learn that Christ is rich and all we need, and we make this true; then we understand how it is that we can go without thought of the robe, purse scrip, etc.-because we "take the name of Jesus with us"; the very nature of the Christ through which all things lean and do happen. "I can do all things through Christ, Who strengtheneth me." We are beginning to see that this invisible Christ becomes flesh, as in the case of Jesus. Discovering this power within Him, Jesus found that He could call upon this name or nature and produce that which was lacking to the human sense. Seeing the utter impossibility of such a thing taking place from the relative plane of things, He said, "I [Jesus] can of mine own self do nothing, but with God all things are possible." All things are possible through this Christ within when you actually recognize that it is the denomination of everything. "Call upon me and I will answer you "there is something definite and certain about this command. We are through with the promises that are to be fulfilled in the future. "Now is the accepted time" sounds like something worth while, something worth holding on to. And all this nowness comes through when we begin to realize even in a remote way that Christ is all we need. This indefinable quality of consciousness which is inherent in all of us is the all of everything we need. It is the invisible seed in itself. "Every day it is increased by as many more." It is a process that is beyond the human reasoning, and produces results that go beyond the grasp of the human intellect, for it functions in the plane of manifestation covering those things which "eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man."
Call upon me and I will answer you." There is no perhaps or maybe about it-if it is possible for you to call upon this power it will automatically answer you, in a way and by a means that ye know not of. You cannot determine the manner of its coming, for "My ways are not your ways." "My ways are as high above your ways as the heavens are above the earth." There is little use trying to figure out a "way" for this power to operate.
You can only call upon the me when you have come to the full belief in this me. "Whom do you say that I am?" must finally be answered rightly. "I say that you are the Christ." Every man must finally answer that same thing to the voice within. "Whom do you say that I am?" when answered and recognized as being something more than a theory, will suddenly open the doors of attainment to you, and the new day sets in and then you can understand and appreciate how it is that you are commanded to "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel" without price, etc., and how you are told to take no thought about any other things.
Turning your attention from the appearances and on to the Christ within, you are getting at the very source of the all. You have discovered the treasure of life, an inexhaustible source of all things, for then things will have lost their importance and value, and will take up their proper place as vehicles for the power to find expression in. So is your body merely the vehicle of power, the temple of the Living God. The Christ in you, when recognized, begins to unwrap the grave-clothes or the swaddling clothes that have bound you, and the cry, "Who will deliver me from the bondage of this death?" (who will deliver me from this body or embodiment of beliefs that hold me so fast into the race idea of limitation, disease, age, poverty, and unhappiness) is answered. The Christ within will resurrect Himself and come forth, and celebrate the Christ Mass in you and in your holy temple. "Yet in my flesh shall I see God"-the Word shall become flesh and dwell among us; the very thing we have been seeking to use as a power apart from us becomes the actual us in manifestation.
Take the name of Jesus with you" the nature of this power with you is the Open Sesame to all doors. "Call upon Me and I will answer you."
"Believest thou this?" The manifestation rests on this one thing. "Believe and thou shalt be saved." Not credulity, but a something that has recognized the all presence of God and the power of Christ within as more than a theory.
"Take the name of Jesus with you." "Christ is rich, and all you need. "All is enough. "Be still and know that I am God."