Isaiah

Chapters 42 and 43 - Bible

It Is Wonderful - Walter Clemow Lanyon

Chapter 3.

 

 



"You are supposed to be the heir, . . . as though you were the only begotten of the FATHER,
full of grace and of truth, full of love and all honor . . ."

 

 



The Word of GOD Revealed


FATHER DIVINE'S Words From The Notebook of John Lamb


'Howbeit when HE, the Spirit of truth is come, HE will guide you into all truths...' St. John l6:l3

 

 


Installment 52

Reading Material sent by FATHER DIVINE to Mother Divine to be read to household in Sayville. 1932



Isaiah, Chapter 42

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.

A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.

He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth; and the isles shall wait for his law.

Thus saith GOD the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Sayville Public School

 

 

 

 

 

I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.

Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.

Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.

Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands. The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.

I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman, I will destroy and devour at once.

I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.

And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.

They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.

Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see. Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD'S servant?

Seeing many things, but thou observing not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.

The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honorable.

But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes and they are hid in prison houses; they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.

Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?

Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.

Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.



Isaiah, Chapter 43

But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Savior: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou has been honorable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west; I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;

Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.

Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? Let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.

Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

I, even I, am the LORD; and besides me there is no savior.

I have declared, and have saved, and have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God.

Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?

Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.

I am the LORD, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.

Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters;

Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the army and the power; they shall lie down together, they shall not rise: they are extinct, they are quenched as tow.

Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.

But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.

Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honored me with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense.

Thou hast brought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifice: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.

I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.

Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me.

Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

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IT IS WONDERFUL by Walter Clemow Lanyon

Mr. Lanyon's book, IT IS WONDERFUL, of over two hundred pages, published in London, England, is one of several written by him. He publicly acknowledged FATHER DIVINE as his inspiration. Consequently, holding FATHER in deep respect, and out of deference to FATHER'S way of giving all of HIS Sermons and Messages to the world GRATIS, Mr. Lanyon did likewise with his books. The following is Chapter Three, with the title, 'I AM Here, I AM There, I AM Everywhere.' (Pages 23 to 33), quoted directly from 'IT IS WONDERFUL'.

Editors' note: Inserted here for publication on the Internet is the dedication page that is found in the original printing in Great Britain by the Camelot Press Ltd., London and Southhampton but omitted in the current re-publication. Then Chapter 3.follows.

 

 

 

The Dedication Page:


This book is dedicated to FATHER DIVINE

In appreciation for the glorious revelation his words brought to me. In my search for truth I had met many wonderfully enlightened souls, noble and fine; some official Stone casters; and a Judas; from all of these I received help and understanding; but it was not until I contacted FATHER DIVINE that I fully realized the Presence of the Power here and now. Not as something to be used to produce results, but as the very actuality of Being Itself.

After Jesus met Judas he became fully conscious of the Christ. It is with a heart full of love and thanksgiving that I dedicate this book to The FATHER, who has so richly given me of his Love.

Walter Clemow Lanyon

Walter also states: 'All quoted italics in this book are words of FATHER DIVINE.'



 

FATHER DIVINE

FATHER DIVINE


 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3

 

 

"I AM here, I AM there, I AM everywhere.' I AM within all, within every fibre, nerve, and cell of your being. I AM in the inanimate as well as the animate I AM everywhere. I AM everything and everywhere; call upon ME and see if I will not open the windows of DIVINE substance. I AM that I AM that particular I AM Consciousness which should come to this condition or situation to make its nothingness appear to cause it to release the power that lies hidden there, and which has caused you to fear. I AM ALL in ALL I AM everywhere. No matter whither you go, into what locality, I AM there I have gone before you, because I AM already there and always have been there. I have already caused myself to be so impressed upon you that you find everything already prepared before you arrive. You find everything answered before you ask. You find everything supplied before the need. It is well with you do you hear? Irrespective of persons, place or thing. It is well with you, irrespective of teachings of any nature whatsoever. I AM I AM I AM.

"I AM the lost word which is hidden within your consciousness, which is your consciousness veiled over by a mystification of human senses. In judging from appearance you have lost true values, and have accepted shadows as realities. I AM the lost word, the Word before which the doors of the universe fly open doors in the impassible walls of human obstacles; doors that lead out on highways never charted by the human sense because of its limitations. Doors that belong to the palaces of the kings fly open at my coming, and the riches of that which is Caesar's are laid before me to take and do with as I like.

"I AM here, and I AM there, and I AM everywhere.' It is well. The new voyage upon which you are about to embark is already prepared all the minutest details have been taken care of. Arise, take no thought; all these things shall be added to the unafraid one. Do you hear? You who read this page? You?

"The endless planning and trying to arrange things suddenly ceases. The government shall be upon HIS shoulders, the government of your life, and all is well. Only the personal attitude can keep you out of this beautiful, restful experience. Be not afraid: 'It is I.' Why should you be afraid to accept your good here and now, instead of waiting for the harvest? Have I not told you over and over again, 'Look again,' the fields are white, the laborers are few. Thrust in the sickle. Reap, you who read this page. You?

"Reap the fullness of life everywhere present. Not one thing shall be hidden from you. When you come to recognize the Allness of Life, there will be no place for sin, disease, and death, and you shall find a new thing working in your members which will be above both health and sickness, a new consciousness which is not the result of evil overcome, but which is the out-picturing of the Spirit, which is of two pure eyes to behold iniquity.

"The healed man is perhaps better than the sick man, but he is still swinging between something and nothing. If he wishes to stop the swinging between the pairs of opposites he will have to move up to the place of recognition of the All-Presence, and there abide in a state of changeless bliss. His ability, then, will not be to demonstrate the word, but to bring the living presence of the word into visibility. This is your power; it is the power which was given to the child in consciousness the ability to accept the Good that has been prepared for him. Do you hear? I speak the word of healing for you at this moment.

"There is but the NOW it is NOW that I write. It is NOW that you read, and at this Divine instant of the ALL - Now I speak from out these pages and say, 'Rise up and walk; open your eyes and see the glorious Finished Mystery; open your ears and hear the things which human lips cannot utter; stretch forth your arms of strength and accomplish that which you will. Go your way into expression. It is well with you. Be whole; be free; be newly born.'

"You who are reading this page, do you hear? Do you hear? Do you hear? In the Glorious All-Now, it is well with you rise and declare from the housetops of your being.' It is wonderful! It is wonderful! It is wonderful! Even the wrath of man shall praise thee even the thing which has seemed so untoward shall rise and sing thy glory. The limited personal Jesus shall praise the Christ within your consciousness. You shall call it from the housetop of your being by telling it in secret to your soul by pure recognition of the All- Presence in the All-Now.

"Human language fails to express anything like the Joy of the All-Now, but between the lines you will find the Spirit that will accomplish this for you. Be still; the unuttered word is the Word of God which shall not, cannot, and has not the ability to return unto your void. For the Word of GOD is fulfilment pressing toward your consciousness for expression. The word which speaks it into existence is the actual recognition of the Presence everywhere.

"I AM here, I AM there, I AM everywhere.' To recognize this is to understand without further difficulty how it is that you can now reach out across the universe and touch ME in another being, and cause that being to take on the splendid sense of health, of happiness, and prosperity that you formerly tried to make happen by beseeching special favors of ME. The Sons of GOD shout for joy you cannot help it 'Blessings, blessings, blessings, so many you cannot count them' blessings so many like the deluge of golden mist that fills the valley after a storm you are filled with this invisible substance, and the light from this consciousness causes all the evil shadows of human belief to recede. It is well with you. 'Blessings, blessings, blessings, so many you cannot count them.' Do you hear? Do you hear? Not the cold human words, but the Spirit of that which sets aside every human law, however conceived or made. Blessings that come from the Grace of GOD pouring into expression in your life in the All- Now, in the All-Presence.

"Be still outwardly, and shout for joy within until it has shattered the walls of your prison. Do you see? If you once glimpse the All-Presence in the All- Now you will begin to see that I AM not only here and there and everywhere, but I AM everything, and partake of the nature of everything through this great Oneness. I AM everything and everybody; I AM ALL.

"I speak to you, and for this reason comes the message into your hand. From this instant I AM into manifestation in your life as a real, living factor not as a far-off GOD, but as the very life of your life, the great connection-link between you and everything manifested on the earth. It is well; be not afraid. It is I.

"I have many hidden things to show you when you can be still. One by one the clamoring voices of argument, revenge, and resentment will have screamed themselves lifeless. That which can rend you must come out of you, even though you fall as one dead, and dead you will be to the human babbling. This which can rend you sore must come out of you so that you can soar to the new heights which were impossible with the former baggage. Let go, give up, and call down into manifestation the blessing of the All-Now and the All-Presence 'I AM here (right while you are reading, right while I am writing), I AM there. I AM everywhere.' The coming and going of things is only in the human thought. Nothing passes away in the reality of the Real. There is nothing to be destroyed or hurt or made right.

"When you have ascended into heaven and glimpsed the eternal, perfect harmony of that consciousness without beginning or ending, you will descend into the h--l of your human thinking and will bring with you the All-Presence, and see this h--l self-consumed. You will see the fire of evil wiped out by the blaze of life. You will merely bring the recognition of that which is in heaven unto earth, or out into the manifested world, and see it change. You will see a whole city appear with the evaporation of a fog of human thinking and belief, and your heaven unfold before you out of the mystification of your human thought.

"Right where you are is holy ground, for 'I AM here, I AM there, I AM everywhere.'

"Unlatch the latchets of your sandals; let go of the human reasoning or the how, why, when, and where; let go of all the systems of Truth, and drink deep of the living water of inspiration which is wordless and unutterable. I shall impress you with that which is, 'Stand and deliver' 'He who hears obeys.'

"When the Son of Man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?' You have to answer that for yourself. Perhaps you have already answered it in the negative for the rest of the world. But it has nothing to do with the rest of the world; it has only to do with your world. When the revelation cometh to you, when I come to you and speak, even as I AM speaking at this instant, shall that I find faith recognition on the earth in the manifest realm of your earth?

"While you are looking for evil in the world to overcome, you are making so much noise you cannot hear ME as I stand at your door and knock. It is well; be not afraid; one day the awakening comes, and then you take your pearl of great price and run away and bury it in a field in a new state of consciousness and you tell no man about it. And you know why.

"The deepening of consciousness takes place and with it the glorious accompanying manifestation. Have I not said to you in many ways, 'If a man lose his life he shall find it'? If you lose the personality, letting it be swallowed up in the I AM, then will you lose also all the human law pertaining to that personality; the problems of that personality will then be of no concern to you, for they will cease to exist. The personality is on the plane of cause and effect the four months to the harvest the 'as ye sow, so shall ye reap'; but when you are lost in ME you will find your real life, the life everlasting. Literally some will find this and appropriate it, and be translated into the new and wondrous Spirit.

"Remember, I have said unto you, 'The last enemy that shall be overcome is death.' When you lose your limited personal sense of life in the all- life, you lost the sense of disease and evil, and without disease, death cannot come into manifestation. Hence the last enemy, the last enemy, the last belief in a power outside of the All-Presence, is swallowed up. Death is swallowed up in Victory, in Life, and you shall say, 'Whereas before I was dead, Now (the only) I AM alive."

Take away the condemnation from your world, bathe it in the new Light of Love and Life. When you cease to look for evil, evil will cease to manifest for you.

'Kick the h--l of rigid things from
'neath your feet and leap through
space; and space shall hold you with
the thrilling flux of life ascending; and
hold you more complete in every part
than did the rigid coils ye flung behind
you.'

The rigid coils of human thinking the age-old beliefs and laws that have seemed like the coils of a python, crushing the very life out of you! These shall finally be put from you by being Divested of their power. There is that upward rising, that quickening, that going to the FATHER which is the recognition which lift up to the Mount. 'Underneath are the everlasting arms;' the everlasting power is with you and in you and through you. The great changelessness of the LAW of GOD which is,

'As within, so without.'

"No place can you go where I AM not. If you take the wings of the morning and fly to the uttermost parts of the earth, there AM I; or into h - l, there AM I. I only have to be recognized to be made manifest in that spot. I only have to be recognized to set aflame the bush by the wayside. I have myriad ways of speaking to you when the scales of a double universe have dropped from your eyes. I AM that I AM. Do you hear? Nothing is hard to ME."

You who have struggled all night with the Angel shall at least have the bandage of human belief torn from your eyes, and you shall loose it and let it go.

So many have tried this by first recognizing that the Angel had power which was working against them, and then, in trying to let go, found it practically impossible to do so. Do you not see that the only reason a problem has power is because you feed it constantly with your thought? The more your attention is upon it, the greater it becomes to you; then one day you recognize the startling fact that you are sustaining it like a parasite, which is mocking the meat it is feeding upon, and you take from it the nourishment of your thought, and find that in so doing you have loosened the only hold it had upon you. Do you not see? You who read this page? You?

In the space less and timeless center of your soul you will see the nothingness of the dust of human existence you will see that the thousand years have been but a day, and that you stand gloriously revealed to yourself, and it is this inner revelation which causes the human manifestation to come to higher and more perfect proportions and expression. The effect will take care of itself. The outpicturing of the state recognized within will automatically be made manifest. When the mind lets go of what it is holding in the hand, the hand unfolds and drops the article automatically, even though it was holding on with all might and main before. Do you see that the results that follow are the signs which follow, and which do not precede? When you are not looking for signs, for results, it will be because you are completely satisfied that the law of GOD never fails, and therefore any anxiety or thought you take regarding the outcome of the inner vision is totally wasted, and in many cases acts as a mist which obscures the truth which should appear.

"I have passed you often on the highway of life, and you have failed to see or hear me, because you are eternally looking to the outward shell. Remember that I speak through any avenue that is free enough to let me into expression. I do not always come with purple and fine linen or the approval of a Church; I come in the manner in which you can best see me; but if you are hypnotized to the outside, to the appearances, then you will pass me by.

"Fear not! When you are ready, I shall do the works through you. When you are ready to let go of the limiting sense of things about you, and the limiting personality with which you have identified yourself, you will see ME.

"I AM here, I AM there, I AM everywhere' Blessings, blessings, so many you cannot count them.' Do you hear? You who read this page? You?

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(Editors note: FATHER'S Words have been taken from the original manuscript rather than the printed form which the Metaphysical News was forced to edit because of the lack of sufficient space.)

(The comment before FATHER'S Message says:)

And what manner of message is it that reaches the hearts of men with such power? We can assure you that the reports of the discussions of FATHER DIVINE reveal the living consciousness of GOD ALMIGHTY. HIS statements are in accord with the highest message of Truth ever delivered to the world, but HIS message is not only in good word but also in good deed and with the power of the Spirit. We feel sure that each of our readers will find in HIS words a great inspiration and a new light of peace and joy. We give you here an excerpt from one of the discourses:

(FATHER Speaks:)

 

 

'You must receive your blessings by faith, if you get them from GOD. If you get them from sight, you get them from man. Faith is the substances of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Therefore, you affirm that which you behold not with your physical eye, for the reality of the abundance of things is always in the invisible until it is brought into expression. The abundance of the fullness of things from GOD according to your requests, is always in the invisible until it is brought into manifestation or expressed by faith and by your affirmation concerning your realization concerning the thing that you are concerned with, or concerned about.

'I affirm as a sample and as an example. I affirm I set before you an open door and I do affirm good things as the Only Begotten of the FATHER, as though I would be Heir, the only Heir, as the Heir, as the only Heir. That is your privilege to do and to be the same. Act as though you are the only son or daughter and no one else has any part in this great inheritance of the universe. You are supposed to be the heir, not heirs as many, but as though you were the only begotten of the FATHER, full of grace and of truth, full of love and all honor, and whatsoever we may term it to be. Then being full of these characteristics, we know that the FATHER will, HIS only begotten Son, give HIS inheritance, when he is full of grace and of truth. If he is not, there may be some cause for the FATHER not to will him all that HE has. But if he is full of grace and of truth, being graceful and grateful, his FATHER must have willed him all that HE has.

'Act it out and be it and you will never lack for anything, for the goods of GOD's storehouse on the mental, material and spiritual plane, I give unto you. And this is not maybe, but you can see that it is real, mentally, spiritually, financially and physically in physical activities physically fit mentally fit and glorified in your bodies, not by the will of man, nor by the will of the flesh, but by the Will of GOD.'

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