"I AM Universalizing Myself in the Hearts and Lives of Men

"News Clippings Depict What I Have Done among You by Stopping Untold Millions from Drinking, from Smoking, and from Indulgence ... and Cause Unconcerned Persons
to Turn in Millions to the Conscience Fund ... And The Authorities Know It!"


FATHER DIVINE'S Sermon Given Whilst in the Chapel-like Dining Room, Woodmont The Mount of the House of The Lord,
Spring Mill and Woodmont Roads, Lower Merion, Montgomery Co. Pennsylvania,
Wednesday Evening June 22,1955 A.D.F.D., Time: 8:22 P. M.

This beautiful and truly significant Sermon was preceded by the reading of the following clippings:



Installment Plan Wages of Sin.


(From Philadelphia Inquirer, 6-22-55)



That character with the conscience had another twinge yesterday. The result was four more $20 bills added to the pile he started sending to the City Treasurer's office last February. Similar amounts were sent in February, March, April and May for a total of $400.

As with the others, a single sheet of paper was enclosed in the envelope. On it was written: "Please put this money in the conscience fund. Thank you."

Carping critics point out that in the envelopes addressed to City Treasurer George DiLauro the word treasurer is always misspelled "treasurer".

At $80 a month so who's spelling?


(The other clipping reads:)


(From the Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia, Pa., June 22, 1955)


WASHINGTON, June 22 (AP) The Government last night made public an estimate that 1,500,000 Americans who were cigarette smokers have quit smoking entirely within the last 18 months.

It is estimated that about 38 million others are regular smokers- 25 million men and 13 million women.

The estimates were based on a sample of about 40,000 persons surveyed by the Census Bureau for the National Cancer Institute of the Public Health Service.

Cites Value of, Data

"The data will be of value to National Cancer Institute statisticians and physicians who are studying the incidence of cancer in the population- particularly lung cancer- in relationship to smoking habits," the Health Service's announcement said.

The 1,500,000 persons believed to have stopped cigarette smoking in the past 18 months compares with 600,000 estimated to have quit in the previous year, from the fall of 1952 to the fall of 1953.

Officials said they did not have figures for the years before the fall of 1952. Thus there was no way of telling just how many of those who stopped smoking were influenced by the public discussion, under way for several years, as to a possible relation between cigarettes and lung cancer. Officials said some of those who quit may start smoking them again later.

The Health Service said the survey figures were preliminary results based on interviews conducted early this year by census takers with both men and women over 17 years of age. The study covered 230 urban areas consisting of about 450 counties scattered throughout all regions of the nation.






It was shortly after this that FATHER arose to speak as follows:)



PEACE, EVERYONE: Here we all are again! There I sit and stand! I'M universalizing MYSELF in the HEARTS and LIVES of the children of men wheresoever I AM and wheresoever I have been!

I have often said, it matters not what men may think or say, I'M going on conquering and to conquer,, with or without MY Body! What I have said to you I AM saying to all.

In each of these clippings, as will be in the next issue of The NEW DAY, no doubt, it is depicting what I have done among you by stopping untold millions from drinking, from smoking and from indulgence, and the authorities know it! They don't think anything about it! They know I AM dealing in the affairs of men and none can hinder ME! ("So true!" came the sanction.) Stopping them from smoking by the MILLIONS, according to the statistics as given; as well also I AM causing unconcerned persons to turn in to the Conscience Funds UNTOLD THOUSANDS and MILLIONS because of their RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS as they are moved by the Spirit within! I thank you.

(Later in the Services FATHER Spoke again as follows:)


PEACE, EVERYONE: I would just like to say, at this instant, the time seems to have been quite well expired here, and Devotional, Consecration-al and Sacrificial Services should be going on at 764 to 772 South Broad Street now!- therefore, we will shortly be making our way down there.

I would like to say, those who have received the place cards at this setting, you may readily take them; even though you have had the place cards, the very same ones before, it is your privilege to take each of these along as a witness of the Spirit; as, a souvenir it may be termed; to commemorate the Presence of GOD on the Mount. And, as it is written, John declared he

'looked And lo, a Lamb stood on the Mount Zion, and with Him was an hundred and forty and four thousand, having their FATHER'S Name in their foreheads.:

It's a privilege to know that these Revelationic predictions are now being fulfilled in your daily experience to verify the Presence of GOD with great Joy and unfoldment of the Presence of GOD, for it is written,

'We shall dwell in peaceful and quiet resting places where no man can make us ashamed!'

You do not feel that you would be or will be so much ashamed in this, the Mount of the House of the LORD and other such places as this and these are, when we have finished our work of renovation, of remodeling and of advancing the improvements of them. Aren't you glad! ("Yes, so glad!" came the response.) For truly as it has been, it has been conservatively estimated that the property here is worth at least a hundred per cent MORE than it was when it was taken over by our Church, from a monetary point of view. But from a SPIRITUAL point of view, as it is in the fulfillment of the prophecy, you cannot actually value the SPIRITUAL value of it! Aren't you glad! ("Yes, so glad!" came the reply.)

But no doubt, according to the statistics and according to the record as given by representative surveyors and others, the property, the value has INCREASED at least a HUNDRED PER CENT! (Loud applause resounds.) But 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 DESIRABLE RESULTS in connection with this great unfoldment! Aren't you glad! ("Oh, yes, so glad!" came the reply.)

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 a NEW EARTH coming down from GOD out of Heaven, prepared as a Bride adorned for her husband!'

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!'

Aren't you glad! ("So glad, GOD ALMIGHTY!" came the reply.)

In this revelationic prediction we see we are Personally in the fulfilling, where GOD HIMSELF is WITH men! I did not say in that prediction that the SON would be with them, but this is the unfoldment and the manifestation of the END, where GOD HIMSELF shall be with them, and GOD shall wipe all tears from their eyes! Aren't you glad! ("So glad, LORD!" came the response.) There shall be no more mourning and there shall be no crying; there shall be no more sickness and sorrow! 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! ("So true!" came the sanction from the joyous Assembly.)

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! Aren't you glad! ("Yes, so glad!" came the reply.) 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!

(Surveying the dining hall and the surroundings, FATHER says:)

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. Aren't you glad! ("So glad!" came the reply.) 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- a Table that no man can make them ashamed! You would not be ashamed of any of these Tables under the Jurisdiction of your SAVIOR! ("No, MY LORD!" came the reply.)

'For GOD so loved the world that HE gave HIS Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish!'

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, at It does and as It has been, satisfy every Good Desire!'

Aren't you glad! ("Yes, so glad!" came the reply.)

Then you can live in peaceful and quiet resting places and fear not, little flock, it is your FATHER'S Good Pleasure to give you the Kingdom! it is Wonderful? (Loud applause rings out.))

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 our fears
And bids our sorrows cease,
'Tis music in a sinner's ears,
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 Kingdom! (Loud applause resounds.)

So then, as you take these place cards along with you and think on Us conscientiously and sincerely, commit to memory, if possible, all of the Rosebuds' Documents or Characteristics as depicted in the Documents, and all of the Crusaders' and all of the Lily-Buds', and know that they were not inspired by mortality, neither by the inspiration of carnality. The very Spirit of GOD'S Presence will give you Victory over all oppositions, over all trials and over all tribulations! I thank you!

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.


(In the Office Study FATHER blessed us with these significant thoughts for consideration concerning the clippings read at the Table, speaking as follows:)


With the verified statement or statistics as given by the press, they did not or had not kept record of it before this one year and a half, for they started a record of it about a year and a half, and now they see what has been done inside of this time. They know I'M dealing in the affairs of men and none can slightly hinder ME, for I AM THAT I AM! It is Wonderful!

Secretary: YOU said, when they inhale and exhale they will have to inhale and exhale this Contagion of Righteousness!

FATHER: Sure! Each of these unfoldments are explicitly depicted, because everybody knows that they have never heard of Conscience Funds being returned from the conscience-stricken men as they have since I came-and the beauty part is that we don't have to worry!

And one million and a half smokers of Cigarettes quit smoking! They would not nave done it just because of what has been said about cancer of the throat or mouth. Thousands have been conscious of it before! They knew or had heard of things happening something like that, but even though they knew people were dying from cancer even by smoking one another's cigarettes and pipes, they would not stop!

Secretary: So true, FATHER Dear!

FATHER: It is wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!








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