24. Miracles make time and tide wait for all men. They can heal the sick and raise the dead because man himself made both death and taxes, and can abolish both. Note: Tax also means “strain”. (One def. for miracles is: “That which, or one who, is of surpassing excellence or merit.”) (from Dictionary, third def.)
25. YOU are a miracle. God creates only “that which, or one who, is of surpassing excellence or merit”. Man is capable of this kind of creation, too, being in the image and likeness of his own Creator. Anything else is only his own nightmare, and does not exist. Only the Creations of Light are real.
26. Miracles are a part of an interlocking chain of forgiveness which, when completed, is the Atonement. This process works all the time and in all dimensions of time. (e.g. given of HS report rewrite for Esther! Esther had hurt something you loved, by writing a report you regarded as very bad. You atoned for her by writing one in her name that was very good. Actually, it was not your responsibility professionally to do this, but because you DO love the Shield you recognized that in this case, you ARE your brother’s keeper. While you did not cancel Esther’s sin (later defined as “lack of love”) you DID cancel out its EFFECTS.
Someday I want to tell Esther that not only is she forgiven but that the effects of all her sins are canceled. This is what I have already told you. When I can tell her, she will be afraid for a long time, because she will remember many things, consciously or unconsciously, including the Shield report, a lack of love which you canceled out in advance by a miracle of devotion.
I am in charge of the process of Atonement, which I undertook to begin. My Atonement was for the canceling out of all sins (i.e., lack of love) which human beings could not otherwise correct. That is what the Biblical statement “underneath are the Everlasting Arms” means. (HS explanation: This means that He will backstop whenever human miracles will not suffice for atonement purposes. However, it is perfectly clear that when a person can atone by miracles, both giver and receiver are atoning. It is better to atone this way because of the mutual benefits involved.)
“Inasmuch as you do it unto the least of these, my children” really ends with “you do it unto yourself and ME.” The reason why YOU come before me is because I do not need miracles for my own Atonement, but I stand at the end in case YOU fail temporarily.
SPECIAL EXPLANATION: (In response to HS request re possible corrections.) Change the word “sin” to “absence of love”. Sin is a man made word with threat connotations which he made up himself. No REAL threat is involved anywhere. Just because “nature abhors a vacuum,” which is true enough, it does not follow that “a vacuum is filled with hellfire.” Nothing is gained by frightening yourself, and its is very destructive. Miracles need freedom from fear. Part of their Atonement value involves just that. Note that the word “atone” really means “undo.”
The purpose of the Atonement is to restore everything TO you. (That is, to restore the awareness. Later clarification.) You had everything when you were created, just as everyone did. Having been restored to your original state, you naturally become part of the Atonement yourself. You know share MY inability to tolerate the lack of love in yourself & in everyone else, and MUST join the Great Crusade to correct it. The slogan for this Crusade is “Listen, Learn, and Do.” This means Listen to My Voice, Learn to undo the error, and DO something to correct it. The first two are not enough. The real members of MY party are active workers.
The power to work Miracles belongs to you. I will create the right opportunities for you to do them. But you must be ready & willing to do them, since you are already able to. Doing them will bring conviction in the ability. I repeat that you will see Miracles thru your hands thru MINE. Conviction really comes thru accomplishment. Remember that ability is the potential, Achievement is its expression, and Atonement is the Purpose.
27. A miracle is a Universal Blessing from God thru Me to all My Brothers.
Explanation: You once said that souls cannot rest until everyone has found salvation. This happens to be true. It is the privilege of the forgiven to forgive. The Disciples were officially & specifically told to heal others, as Physicians of the Lord. They were also told to heal themselves, & were promised that I would never leave them or forsake them. Atonement is the natural profession of the Children of God, because they have professed Me.
(Aside. Tell B that that is what Professor really means. As an Assoc. Prof., he must become associated with My strength. As an Asst. Prof., you must assist both him and Me. The Children need both strength & help. You cannot help until you are strong. The Everlasting Arms are your strength, and the Wisdom of God is your help.)
“Heaven & Earth shall pass away” means that they will not always exist as separate states. My Word, which is the Resurrection and the Light, shall not pass away, because Life is Eternal. YOU are the work of God, and His Work is wholly lovable & wholly loving. This is how man MUST think of himself in his heart, because this is what he IS.
Add: “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”