12 Powers of Man – Introduction

 

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Terms to Know:

  •  Faculties (awakened): Faculties of mind that have been expanded until they function in harmony with Divine Mind.

  • Work (object of): The true object of all work is to express the powersof one’s being and to benefit mankind.

  • Work in consciousness—Is to erase persistent forms of manifest negations through the increased use of denials and affirmations is often necessary.Man does the works that Jesus did by entering into the same consciousness that He was in–the realization of oneness with the

  • World: A state of consciousness formed through the belief in the reality of things external. It leads one to follow standards of living based on man’s opinions rather than on Truth.

  • Truth: The Absolute, that which accords with God as divine principle; that which is, has, and ever will be; that which eternally is.

 ‘The 12 Powers of Man’, authored by Charles Fillmore, the founder of Unity Church, during the New Thought movement in 1889 is the best thing next to Wallace D. Wattles’, The Science of Getting Rich and Napoleon Hill’s, Think and Grow Rich.

The 12 Powers of Man, creates clarity of the 12 faculties that governs our beingness. It strategically incorporates the teachings of Christ, through a metaphysical perspective, that makes the gospel an easy and pleasurable read.

According to Mr. Fillmore, these 12 powers, located in the subconscious realm; and are also known faculties, are cleverly demonstrated in the allegoric teachings of Jesus Christ and his 12 apostles. Mr. Fillmore eloquently describes the story of Christ by saying:

            “Jesus was the star actor in the greatest drama ever played on earth. This drama was developed in the celestial realm, its object being to inject new life into perishing men. The full significance of this great plan of salvation cannot be understood by man until he awakens faculties that relate him to the earth beneath and the heavens above.”    

In order for one to be able to understand Christ, it must first be acknowledged that the message isn’t about Jesus himself, but by his example of beingness and the lessons he brought. Christ did not operate under the mind of man but as consciousness of God/Source Energy.

The book of John 17:14-16 illustrates this in the following verses:

“I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.”

The above passage demonstrates how Christ recognized, although he has the appearance of man, he does not identify himself with body; but instead perform works through it.  And these works are executed through the following 12 faculties – Faith, Strength, Judgment, In Love, Power, Imagination, Understanding, Will, Order, Zeal, Renunciation, and life.

 As mentioned earlier, each apostle represents a faculty that has been blessed upon us by God.

  1. Peter (faith);

  2. John (In Love);

  3. Andrew (strength);

  4. Philip (power);

  5. James – son of Zebedee (judgment/discernment);

  6. Bartholomew (imagination);

  7. Thomas (understanding)

  8. Matthew (will);

  9. James – son of Alphaeus (order); .

  10. Simon (zeal);

  11. Thaddeus (Renunciation); and,

  12. Judas (life).

In the following blogs to come, we will look at each faculty in depth. It is with great importance that one comes to embody Truth, as it is promised that he who lives through Truth lives within the realm of the heavens today while on earth. However, the ONLY means of experiencing such glory and fullness is to a develop a Christ consciousness as the Son of God. That’s right…YOU AND I ARE CHILDREN OF GOD!! Therefore, we are entitled to the prosperity, abundance and all the wealth our hearts can take, that has been promised to us. And do you know why? Because as a Child of God, we are worthy!! But the only way we can obtain such goodness is by letting go of all worldly attachments (things you would normally die for, kill for, or cause harm over) and say “F” it, I’m putting ALL my faith in God. This mean you will no longer fear the actions of man nor will you look to man as a provider for your needs. You will rest in assurance that all your desires unseen will soon become visible. Worrying will be a thing of the past, for, you will know God takes better care of you than man ever have and ever will since God is a constant and consistent Creator whose function and purpose is to create.

As you develop your faculties you will discover and uncover just how magically delicious you have always been but just didn’t know it!!

So be sure to subscribe so that you won’t miss my upcoming blogs on the greatest gifts known to mankind—our 12 SPIRITUAL FACULTIES.

Until then, I encourage you to read my previous blog  entitled, The Holy Bible – Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, as you may find it helpful in understanding how the Bible should be digested.

Namaste.

The God in me recognizes the God in you!

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