"The Name of GOD is a Strong Tower. Be Where You Can Run In The Rock!"

In the Chapel Dining Room at Woodmont, The Mount Of The House Of The LORD, FATHER DIVINE gave a Sermon for the assurance
of the True and the Faithful.
The following is an excerpt from that Sermon, given June 22, 1955. New Day, July 2, 1955, pp.34.


This sublime Sermon was read at the final Holy Communion Banquet of the Holy Days at the Unity Mission Bible Institute on September 12, 1996.


These are FATHER'S Words:

GOD'S Presence.

GOD'S Presence.





"I have not finished the unfoldment of the Blessing-for your presence and the Consciousness of GOD'S Presence with you will produce the Best and the Desirable results in connection with this Great Unfoldment.

For this cause, we do rejoice and we are glad to say,

'You shall dwell in peaceful and quiet resting places, where no man can make you ashamed where sickness, sorrow, pain and death will not come.'

For John declared in his prediction on another occasion he looked and he saw a New Heaven and New Earth,

'coming down from GOD out of Heaven, prepared as a Bride adorned for Her Husband." Revelation 21:2

It is marvelous to behold the things that are coming down from out of the imaginary heaven and from the imaginary God to the earth plane! For the Tabernacle of GOD is with men, and HE shall dwell with them! And GOD HIMSELF shall be with them and shall be their GOD, and they shall be His People....

GOD HIMSELF shall be with them, and GOD shall wipe all team from their eyes! There shall be no more mourning, and there shall be no more crying; there shall be no more sickness and sorrow! Revelation 21:34. There shall be no more death after a while. Just keep the Faith and recognize the Actual Presence of GOD, and GOD will be to you a Rock in the weary Land and a Shelter in the time of a storm. Be where you can run in the Rock and the Shelter and hide, for the Name of GOD is a Strong Tower!

To be conscious of GOD'S Presence, that is the mystery of the solving of your problems! If you are conscious of GOD'S Presence, such a Consciousness will do you just as it did Simon at the Day of Transfiguration and as it did MOTHER. It gave HER an Inheritance not made with hands, though apparently One was a Symbol here as a sketch and a reflection of the Reality of GOD'S Presence. But it will give you the keys to the Kingdom!

As FATHER surveyed the Dining Hall and looked around benignly at the congregation, as only a loving FATHER can do, HE continued:








This is legally and materially the Palace Mission, Incorporated, as an abstract expression of the materialization of that which all of the religions have been stressing. They have been talking about what we are presently enjoying. I have heard them say down in Christendom, "I'm going to sit at the Welcome Table some of these days!" For lo, these many years, those who are dwelling and have been dwelling with ME they see and they know they are and have been sitting at the Welcome Table. You would not be ashamed of any of these Tables under the jurisdiction of your Savior!

'For GOD so loved the world that HE gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in HIM shall not perish." John 3:16

Some may say,

'Well that meant he shall not perish mentally and spiritually.'

To you physically and personally, it is applicable! If you love GOD and keep His Commandments, you shall not perish! Shall not perish physically and personally for:

'The Spirit of the Consciousness of the Presence of GOD is the Source of all Supply, and It will' as it does, and as it has been, satisfy every good desire.'

Then you can live in peaceful and quiet resting places and fear not, little flock; it is your FAHTER'S good Pleasure to give you the Kingdom! It is Wonderful!

So take these thoughts to consideration, and as you take the place cards along with you, with portraits of MOTHER, My Spotless, Virgin Bride, and MYSELF as you see, SHE sits by My Side. The Name is sufficient. I heard you say by composition:

Jesus, the Name that charms your fears
And bids our sorrows cease
Tis music in a sinners' ear.
It's Life and Health and Peace!

The Name will charm your fears! The Name will bid your sorrows cease. The Name that I have given HER, as unto HER' thence to you and all who can and will accept of It, It will give you your Rightful Inheritance eternally in the ......... The very Spirit of GOD'S Presence will give you Victory over all opposition, over all trials and tribulation! And as with ME and with Mine, so can it be with you and with yours, for you and yours are Mine, and Mine are thine!

Take these Blessings along with you! Think on ME conscientiously, sincerely and sympathetically, and lo, I will be with you now, henceforth and forever! I thank you!"







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From all of us to all of you. we wish you, peace and love, and many blessings, and may we all ever live in unity and brotherhood and the Consciousness of GOD'S Actual Ever Presence.

True Americanism, True Brotherhood, True Christianity, True Judaism and All True Religions are synonymous and truly Our GOD is One GOD. Amen

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