"Those Glasses Went up to the Ceiling and Came Back down on the Stage and Did Not Break, but I Was Healed."



"When You Believed Vividly and Enthusiastically . . .
the Very Spirit of My Presence Reproduced the Sight in Expression."

 

 


Excerpt from Message Given by FATHER DIVINE at the Banquet Table 20 West 115th Street, New York City, N.Y.,
Monday, January 22, 1934 A.D.F.D., Time: 10:45 A.M.



Section 1

A Woodmont Garden.

A Woodmont Garden.

Among the many testimonies on this occasion that stirred the great gathering to songs and praise for the Presence of GOD, FATHER DIVINE, came a testimony from a brother who had been instantly healed of blindness in one of FATHER's large public meetings in Jersey City, N. J. some time previously.

The testimony was in part as follows:

 

"I want to thank FATHER for healing me of blindness almost a year ago. I had been totally blind in 1918 and 1919, and I put on glasses at that time, but could only see dimly with the right eye. The left eye was absolutely no good to me, even with the glasses. Isn't it Wonderful? My FATHER, in Jersey City on that Sunday ten months ago, moved those glasses from me. You know nobody but GOD could do what my FATHER did that Sunday. Those glasses went up to the ceiling and came back down on the stage and did not break, but I was healed. And FATHER, you said three things to me, or YOU said, 'I have put three things into you; I have put the FATHER, the Son and the Holy Ghost in you', and the last Words you said were, 'Keep the faith', and FATHER, I am trying..."

 

Following this testimony and the song, "If you will let ME, I will let you, etc." FATHER spoke as follows:

 

 

 

PEACE, EVERYBODY!

Good Health, Good Will and Good Appetite; Success and Prosperity and Peace and Health and Love from GOD, be multiplied. If you will let ME, I will let you! In the beginning of the creation of the world, GOD said, "Let there be" and there it was! In this dispensation the same Spirit is speaking within the people as a Presence, saying, "Let" and so it will be - that is, if you will let ME. But remember, you must let ME, as well as you desire ME to let you; for I have long since said, and it has been verified by one and all, "Here you are and there I AM; there I sit and here you stand". I have poured out MYSELF in reality - the Spirit of MY Life and Mind and Understanding - to the children of men. By so doing the very, Spirit of Life has been transmitted to them, to give them the power to let HIM, even as HE lets them. Aren't you glad ?

For this cause I came and for this purpose I stand insignificant as I may appear to be in the midst of the children of men- This is a Principle that I AM reflecting, producing And bringing to fruition, that cannot be condemned by any one of them. Then I say, if you will let ME, I will let you, and if you are ME, I AM you. It has long since been said, "I will, if thou wilt" - so 1 will if you will. Each and every individual can bring forth into outer expression every good and desirable imagination, if they will bring it forth by faith, through letting.

For this cause I came and upon this Foundation I still stand and will remain for the consideration of the children of men, as a Sample and as an Example for them, that they as individuals - individually and collectively, yea, even universally, - might copy after t b i s fashion that I AM showing them. They too, as well as you, though they may not have been physically blind, have been mentally and spiritually blind; and they too, as well as you, though they have been physically strong and physically qualified to meet the issues of life, have not been mentally and spiritually qualified. They have been mentally and spiritually blind. But since they have believed in ME, although they were blind, now they can see. The blindness of the physical eye is but an outward expression of the condition of the mind within. When you believed vividly and enthusiastically and were willing to let go through relaxation, the very Spirit of MY Presence reproduced the sight in expression and brought to fruition this which we have now called in, question. Aren't you glad!

Your sight was and is, GOD, and it has always been; for GOD loaned HIMSELF to the children of men in the name of the five physical senses to lead and to guide them. Truly might one have said, "GOD is invisible" So HE is! HE is invisible to the physical, mortal-minded person, but in HIS expression to those abiding on the physical and material plane, GOD reveals to them and teaches them through their five physical senses. Your sight, your hearing, your taste, your feeling and your smelling - this is the way GOD is expressing HIMSELF to you so long as you are living in mortal consciousness. But when you rise above materialism, mortal views, mortality and the mortal versions of things, you will revel in the

"Glorious Liberty of the Sons of GOD"

and you will find and see that GOD can speak through you and teach you, other than by your five physical senses. It is indeed Wonderful! But remember, the five physical senses are the avenues through which GOD has taught the people from the beginning of the creation of the world.

It was essential for the light to appear that man might see, even before he had sinned. .Through the light your physical sight can observe things plainly. GOD expressed through you in the name of sight, that you might observe the material things of life and understand them. If it were not for some, or one of your five physical senses, not one of you would be here today. But through your five physical senses GOD has been expressing leading and teaching the people, that they might observe things that were needful for them to observe, and leading them to a higher level, a higher light of understanding.

For this cause I say, your five physical senses, .as they are termed, are in reality, GOD, expressing and manifesting HIMSELF to the children of men, teaching and telling them the things they should know, that they might be led to a higher Light of Spiritual Understanding, which first comes through the mortal version of the five physical senses' expressions and teachings.

The last speaker brought forth to consideration the time of which I was not bearing record, that he was healed physically in Jersey City.

There are many here can recall how he was sitting and threw his glasses while I was speaking, coming to ME kneeling down and declaring that he could see. It is Wonderful! That was just a slight sketch and a reflection of a percent of a percent of a percent of a fraction of a grain of the sight I AM giving to the souls of the children of men. The physical sight was the out-picturing, it was a Light for the children of men to understand, those that are materialists, functioning on the material plane; that they might see and observe the Presence of GOD among them. Those that are materialists, naturally they would not believe unless you gave them some physical facts. Therefore I gave them a physical fact in the experience of this last speaker, causing them to see physically, that he could see, and it was apparently a mystery, but it was not mysterious to ME. I knew he could see from the beginning. It was only the veil of materialism and the theories and doctrines of men that had veiled GOD in him and prohibited GOD in the name of sight from expressing through him as it had been.

But when GOD spoke the Word into existence, it was brought into materialization.

"According to your faith so be it unto thee".

It was brought into materialization. As I so often say in MY radical, fanatical and ignorant phrase - I say, HE also brought it into materialization and physicalated it in the person of the last speaker.

 

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