No war in God’s Holy Land

November 14, 2023 | 35 comments

As I was praying for peace in the Middle East, a more inspired view of Holy Land took hold of my thought.

The physical acreage of Israel and nearby territory is often identified as the Holy Land. Millions of people make trips to “The Holy Land,” to retrace the footsteps of Jesus Christ and his followers from centuries ago.

But is God’s Holy Land physical acreage? I questioned.

I thought about how Jesus Christ led the way to heaven—which is God’s Holy Land. The kingdom of heaven is not a place on a physical earth, nor is it a territory that can be fought over by warring parties. The kingdom of heaven is a spiritual place, the realm of Truth and Love where God reigns supreme and evil has no place or power. Harmony and peace are the rule of God’s land.

Aw, what a relief! I exclaimed. God’s Holy Land is not filled with war. It’s a state of Mind that is far above any mortal strife or malicious action. It is the omnipotence and omnipresence of infinite Love which is forever at peace.

I feel confident that as humanity understands the truth about God’s Holy Land and lives its rules in daily life, there will be less war and more heavenly peace on earth to enjoy by all mankind.

35 thoughts on “No war in God’s Holy Land”

  1. Thank you, Evan – that is really inspiring and helpful for our prayers.

    The following hymn immediately came to me:

    Come to the land of peace;
    From shadows come away;
    Where all the sounds of weeping cease,
    And storms no more have sway.

    Fear hath no dwelling here;
    But pure repose and love
    Breathe through the bright, celestial air
    The spirit of the dove.

    In this divine abode,
    Change leaves no saddening trace;
    Come, trusting heart, come to thy God,
    Thy holy resting-place.
    (Christian Science Hymnal, No. 44:1–3)

    1. Pure comfort Maggie, found in the words of the hymn which you shared with us. There’s no divide among the divine abode, only peace, rest and comfort. Blessings to you!

  2. what a wonderful thought about The Kingdom of Heaven being God s Holy land,. So the Holy Land on earth must be a reflection of that.. The Holy Land. Is where we all live and is filled with ` peace and joy and power` , and no one is outside of it.

    1. Thank you Gillian, “ no one is outside of this holy land,
      Actually, our Holy Land, since everything happens in our consciousness ( God’s consciousness )
      No matter, no material, no LAND belongs to anyone;
      All that’s left and the miost important is our Holy thoughts
      With The Spirit.
      Thanks Evan to remove the weeds and see clearly this
      Thanks to all for your precious ( spiritual ideas )

  3. Evan,
    How perfect today’s post is. From the precious child holding, what came to me as, “He’s got the whole world in His hands.” And then each of the supportive comments, including Maggie’s taking the time to share every verse of Hymn 41.
    So beautiful!

    It is truly a complete Christian Science Treatment. Thank you all.

    1. Ken thank you for sharing your poem with us. It made me think of hymn 591, “We cannot turn away from God, because whichever way we face, Spirit is there….”

  4. Thank you Evan for this beautiful and truthful explanation of the Kingdom of God as the Holy Land! This lifts our thought to Kindom truth which are good ideas to pray for world peace and harmony!

  5. Thank you for this.
    for a long time I thought my family was disadvantaged because my dad was a prisoner of war. When I realised that man was never at war or in a war or a prisoner of a war, I found peace and healing. God has always been in control of his own creation, loving, caring and providing. There is no other creation. How grateful I am to know this.

  6. Thank you Evan for this beautiful revelation. Thank you all. In the Lord’s Prayer, the third statement Says,’ “Thy kingdom come” . This Kingdom is ‘holy land’ and it is on earth, thus only harmony is found everywhere. There is peace and joy now in Isreal and Hamas. That’s all there is.

  7. What a plethora of Peaceful and comforting thoughts shared here today! Thank you All.
    I think it all comes down to Good vs evil, but we Know that Really, there is no evil, despite
    the screaming or subtlety of mortal/little mind(s) who would try to persuade the world
    there is.
    I heard an interview with the PM of Israel where he stated that there can be no “going back”
    to barbaric ways. We have evolved from these mortal inhumane thoughts of destroying
    what God has created in His perfection, be it person, place or thing.. and in Reality have
    never left Perfection. We are always sheltered in the Love of God’s caring embrace.
    The atrocities of war and having “lost” loved ones because of it, and the supposed history
    of these evils are replaced with thoughts of Peace and harmony in a world that so
    desperately needs it… The glowing orb of the world depicted in the lovely photo today,
    with the precious little girl beaming with God’s Love for mankind, reflects a harmony
    and peace that is with us and everyone here and now.

  8. The Lord’s Prayer for peace:

    Our Father which art in heaven,
    Our Father-Mother God, all harmonious,
    Hallowed be Thy name.
    Adorable One.
    Thy kingdom come.
    Thy kingdom is come; Thou art ever-present.
    Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
    Enable us to know,– as in heaven, so on earth,– God is omnipotent, supreme.
    Give us this day our daily bread;
    Give us grace for today; feed the famished affections;
    And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
    And Love is reflected in love;
    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil;
    And God leadeth us not into temptation, but delivereth us from sin, disease, and death.
    For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.
    For God is infinite, all power, all Life, Truth, Love, over all, and All.

    1. Beautiful prayer to have close at hand, everywhere and everyhow we go, Keep me up in thought to TRUTH divine, leading us all to come to the kingdom. Beautiful.

  9. Thank you, Evan for this helpful view of the Holy Land. Also, appreciate all the comments lifting thought higher spiritually.

  10. I always look forward to reading Spiritview, and this is indeed one of the most beautiful and healing segments I have read, starting with Evan’s article, “No War in God’s Holy Land,” and reading the extremely inspired thoughts that were subsequently shared. It has occurred to me that, in the absolute realm called TRUTH, we are all GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE, each of us selected to fulfill an holy purpose. No one’s purpose is more important than that of another’s, and the very thought of annihilation of an individual, or group of individuals, is impossible if one is focused on fulfilling one’s holy mission. This illustrates the importance of keeping one’s thoughts totally in the realm of spirit, “in the secret place of the Most High, under the shadow of The Almighty,” as stated in Psalm 91. Knowing the importance of focusing on finding out, and fulfilling, one’s holy purpose -and mission – will help to bless the entire world.

  11. Thank you very much, dear Evan for your inspiring and healing and loving spiritual views of the Kingdom of Heaven, God’s holy land, of peace and harmony and love!
    When I read your SV I immediately thought of the new, the holy Jerusalem. And I learnt in my CS classinstruction and later read a CS article about that, that every city or town, large or small, is a Jerusalem, the spiritual idea of the holy new Jerusalem which St. John viewed alread when he still was on earth among the people. This idea that every and each town presents the holy new Jerusalem in the absolute spiritual sense, comforts me very much, and I am deeply grateful for this spiritual understanding of the divine City coming down to us from God out of heaven!

    Dear SV friends, thank you all so much for such lively and helpful loving Inspirations!♡

    Evan, I love that expression of innocense on the foto up here, thanks a lot!♡

    1. Thanks Uta, I love what you shared about every city or town or community being a new heavenly Jerusalem. I can embrace my community, my neighborhood and the whole world in this loving, blessed idea.

      1. Thanks dear Rose; yes I also love this thought. And Mrs. Eddy says in the Manual of TMC that our prayers in church shall be for us and the community. With our church and services we love and bless our communities!♡

  12. Thank you Narrell, that is a very good article on how to stop war. The author explained that he learned that real Christian Science prayer of each individual matters much. And he pictures three situations in which he demonstrated, that peacemaking beginns in and around us through our scientific prayers!♡

  13. Thank you, Rose, for this article on possession and for the lovely Hymn #591. It may
    be a bit humorous, and a twist on Evan’s “No war in God’s Holy Land” statement, but
    today I had my own sort of “holy” war with my dog’s enjoyment and love of digging
    holes by the deck posts and along the foundation under the deck. Apparently he thinks
    chipmunks reside under there. It was quite difficult filling them in and putting rocks, to discourage further digging in these areas, because the height was less than 4 feet.
    I am so grateful for the strength and ability to have been able to do this, as it really
    needed to be done before winter, but somewhat questioned Why there seems to
    be struggles in our lives sometimes. But then I remembered helpful thoughts…one
    from a CStist years ago that had reminded me that we all eventually have our cross
    to bare and some things teach us not to, as she had said, “get too comfortable in
    matter”. I was reminded that Jesus and Mrs. Eddy, as metaphysically learned as they
    both were/are …had challenges in their lives also.
    The other friend who was very helpful during a particularly challenging time in my
    life, had once said, in regards to all the menial tasks that needed to be done, that they
    “give [me] something to do”. … Um … I could think of a lot more enjoyable things to
    do. LOL But she was right and I was Grateful for being able to accomplish them.
    We sometimes do have a “war” of our own thoughts to conquer.
    Acknowledging truly blessings from our Mother / Father God in harmony with
    Truth helps to heal the conflict and bring us in tune with Spirit and Love and that
    is a very lovely and Holy place to be.

  14. Genius!
    I’ve struggled with this war, and how to pray about it.
    Your ideas this morning give me a peaceful way to pray for the Middle East.

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