On the Heights

Jan 9, 2013 by

On the Heights by Christian D. Larson was originally published in 1908 and is as beautiful now as it was back in the early 1900’s.

Here are the first few paragraphs to give you a feel for this book:

“When we transcend the world of things and begin to live on the borderland of the splendor and immensity of the cosmic world, we discover that the vision of the soul was true. Those lofty realms that we have dreamed of so often and so long are dreams no more; we find those realms to be real, the prophetic visions of our sublime moments are fulfilled, and our joy is great beyond measure.

The soul no longer dwells in the limitations of personal form, but is awakened to the glory and magnificence of its own divine existence. The mind is illumined by the light of the great eternal sun, and the body becomes the consecrated temple of the spirit. The ills of life take flight, the imperfect passes away, and we find ourselves in a new heaven and a new earth. Beautiful beyond description is the new life we have now begun to live; every moment is an eternity of bliss, and to live — simply to live — that is sufficient. We can ask for nothing more; we have received everything that the heart can wish for; we are in that higher world where every prayer is answered, where every desire is granted, where every need is abundantly supplied ; we are ON THE HEIGHTS, where God is closer than breathing, nearer than hands and feet.

It is the world beautiful, the world into which the Christ ascended when his face did shine as the sun and his garment became white as the light. “And where I am there ye shall be also.” The gates are ajar ; we may enter today and dwell therein while still in personal form. It is the sublime world of the life eternal, and when we enter that life, it is then we begin to live. To enter this beautiful world is to find the joy everlasting, the peace that passeth understanding, the
harmony that is endless symphonies divine ; and as the soul is touched by these symphonies of heaven, we mount upon the wings of the spirit and soar to empyrian heights.”

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