Many of the ancient worthies glimpsed the fact that they could not carry out God's orders without His help. When God called Moses to bring forth the children of Israel from bondage to the Egyptians, Moses questioned his ability to fulfill God's requirements, but God assured him that He would be with him. in the undertaking. When God commanded Joshua to carry on Moses' work and lead the people over Jordan into the Promised Land, God told Joshua that He would be with him as He had been with Moses and that He would neither fail him nor forsake him.
Christ Jesus clearly saw that no one of his own self can do anything. All seeming abilities based on materiality will eventually fail. Jesus accepted God's help to the fullest extent. He said, "The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise" (John 5:19). Again, he said, "I can of mine own self do nothing."
To the spiritually prepared thought in this age, Mrs. Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, unlocked the treasures of both the Old and New Testaments and clearly presented for all time what is meant by reflection. It is by reflection that we have God's help at all times. She says on page 471 of Science and Health, "Man is, and forever has been, God's reflection." Our Leader is speaking of the man made in God's image and likeness, in reality the only man that there is. This man is perfect and complete. He needs nothing, nor does he need to get rid of anything. He already exists at the standpoint of perfection and completeness.