Yet there is nothing super-natural about either of these. The psychic forces of Nature have always been there, ready for our use. It is our understanding of them that has changed, our knowledge of how to USE them. Man in ancient times looked upon the lightning as the wrath of God, just as many deeply religious people look upon poverty and sickness and calamities today in the same way, as visitations of God. Yet man has learned to harness the lightning and make it serve him.
The laws governing electricity were there all the time, waiting only for the understanding of someone wise enough to show us how to put them to good use. Just so the power to BE and HAVE what you want is right here, needing only for you to learn how it works.
Nineteen hundred years ago, there came to this earth a Son of Man who proclaimed that His mission was-"That ye might have LIFE, and have it more A BUNDANTLY. " NOT, mind you, that you might learn how to die, and thus reach Heaven and a life of comfort, but that you might have LIFE-here and now. Over and over again He told us "What things so ever ye desire ye shall have them." And lest you might think that this referred to some future state, He assured us-"If two of you shall agree ON EARTH as touching any-thing they shall ask, it shall be done for them." Furthermore, He gave exact instructions as to how to go about getting the things you desire. When you want psychic power or more of the good things of life, when happiness or success or riches seem to elude you, there IS a definite formula for you to use. "Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven," Jesus directed, "and all these things shall be added unto you." "Ah ha!" you say. "There it is. You do have to di.: and go to Heaven in order to get the psychic power or the good you want." But Jesus must have anticipated that you might think just that, for He pointed out specifically that-the Kingdom of Heaven is not afar off, in the clouds or in the next world. "The Kingdom of Heaven cometh not with observation," He said. "Neither shall they say, "Lo here, 10 there! For behold, the Kingdom of Heaven is within you. " What is "Heaven"?
That word "Heaven" is perhaps the most misunderstood word in the Bible. In the original Greek text, the word used for it is OURANOS which, translated literally, means EXPANSION. And what is expansion? It is increasing, spreading out, multiplying, is it not? "Seek ye first the Kingdom of EXPANSION, and all these things shall be added unto you."