"Come up hither, one said by Revelation, and I will show you a great Mystery,
the Bride, the LAMB'S Wife.

"No More Immaculate Birth to be Considered, for There Are Enough People Already!"
--- FATHER DIVINE

 


Our FATHER'S Sermon Given at the Holy Communion Table, Peace Center Church and Home, Inc. of New Jersey
122-126 Howard Street Newark, New Jersey, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, August 10-11, 1946 A.D.F.D. Time 12:05 A.M.

 

 

 

MOTHER DIVINE, the Bride, the Lamb's Wife

MOTHER DIVINE

 

 

 

 

As the secretary arose to display the latest issue of The New Day of Saturday, August 10th, 1946 A.D.F.D., as it had just shortly arrived from the press, she displayed the front cover with the picture of the Bride, the LAMB'S Wife with the caption reading as follows:

 

Mrs. Divine
The Bride . . . the LAMB'S Wife.
The Marriage to propagate Virtue, Holiness,
Honesty, Truth, Modesty and Righteousness.

 

FATHER arose shortly thereafter and delivered this dynamic and constructive Sermon that all might strictly adhere and observe the Modesty and Virtue expressed by HIM and Mrs. Divine, for the same is required by one and all who name the Name of GOD Almighty, FATHER DIVINE, for HE and She are the Sample and Example for all in the likeness of male and female.

Read these Words of Spirit and Life and be ye perfect even as your FATHER which is in heaven on earth is Perfect.

We thank Thee, our Great Sample and Example!

(The foregoing statements are those of the transcriber, and the following is FATHER'S profound Sermon with FATHER speaking as follows:)

 

 

PEACE EVERYONE! Good Health, Good Will, a Good Appetite, Good Manners, Good Behavior, All Success and All Prosperity, Life, Liberty and the Reality of Happiness, for Righteousness shall flow like a River!

At this particular instance I have arisen to say, as you see on the front page of this present issue of The New Day, the Bride, but just before it says 'The Bride', it says 'Mrs. Divine, the Bride, the LAMB'S Wife. Marriage to propagate Virtue, Holiness, Honesty, Truth, Modesty and Righteousness.' That is what this Marriage is for and yet it is Real, Real, Real, for GOD HIMSELF, if I use the personal pronoun, GOD MYSELF, has been made flesh! GOD Personified HIMSELF, but not until after HE made everybody else! In other words, made everybody else a body; for Adam's body was the body for all mortality and Eve's the same; but after many years, when GOD did not have any Body, GOD as Word and Word or Spirit alone without Flesh, Body, Blood and Bones,

'was made Flesh and dwelt among us',

said one,

'and we beheld His Glory as that of the only begotten of the FATHER, full of Grace and of Truth.'

GOD made HIMSELF a Body, after which GOD performed a great miracle, as it may be termed.

'Come up hither, one said by Revelation, 'and I will show you a great Mystery, the Bride, the LAMB'S Wife.'

As GOD was invisible in the beginning, so was the prediction of the person observed suppositionally as an imagination until GOD decided to bring it into materialization and personify it that it might be a real dramatized personification and demonstration of the Bride, the LAMB'S Wife.

 

CHRIST and the Church

In the Scripture you will read, it is written that,

'Man should leave Father and Mother and cleave or
be joined unto his wife and they two shall be one flesh.'

This is a Great Mystery, for I speak concerning CHRIST and the Church. I was not talking about matter from the beginning. Truly might have I said through Malachi, the minor prophet, 'Will a man rob GOD?' I say, they all have robbed ME! I was speaking concerning CHRIST and the Church, but mankind robbed GOD! For this cause I told Nicodemus, 'Ye must be born again!' because he was not born aright. Can you not see the Mystery?

JESUS was the Firstborn among many brethren that was born right, but since man was not born right and I had to make him over again, I did not promise to give another immaculate birth, but to give birth to those that have been born! Can you not see the Mystery? No more immaculate birth to be considered, for there are enough people already; when I get a-hold of them that are already born, that I might give birth to them the kind of birth that JESUS mentioned to Nicodemus! Therefore, you all have the prospect of having that New Birth; and having that New Birth, you have the prospect of becoming to be just like ME! Aren't you glad?

JESUS did not tell Nicodemus he should enter the second time into his mother's womb and be born, but I told him through JESUS,

'Ye must be born again!'

Nicodemus represented all mankind. They have been shaped up in sin and born in iniquity, therefore, it was essential for them to be born again! Can you not see the mystery? Therefore, we have a work to do to give this New Birth of Freedom to the millions and millions that are already born and not anticipate nor seek to see any more born, for as long as there is birth or as long as there are births, there are deaths, but when we stop you from giving birth, we may have a chance to save you alive from death! Aren't you glad?

 

Propagating for the World

This quotation quite often comes forth into expression: 'If there is no propagation, how can the earth continue?' It will continue better and better, bigger and greater as you get younger and more youthful! If all others do the same, they will not need to have another one born to take their place! Aren't you glad? It looks something like it, does it not? This New birth of Freedom will make you young! What said the Spirit in one to Job in the days of old? In other words, to one while speaking in reference to Job?

'If there be a prophet among you, a messenger, one among a thousand that will tell man of his uprightness (GOD'S Uprightness), my soul has seen a ransom. His flesh shall be fresher than a child's and he shall return to the days of his youth.'

Aren't you glad? I need not say more. I will show better than I can tell you. The words are inadequate to explain it as well as I can tell you in the actuated words of expression, for actions speak louder than words that are spoken orally. Therefore, take cognizance of these thoughts that I have conveyed and realize what Jesus said:

'Ye must be born again.'

If man would have been born aright, they would not have had to be born again. Jesus did not have to be born again; but since they were not born right, I told Nicodemus,

'Ye must be born again'

and

Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of Heaven.'

 

Modesty among the Followers

I did not mean to say so much. I have greatly digressed from MY thought I desired or had thought to convey when I mentioned Her; the Marriage to propagate Virtue, Holiness, Honesty, Truth, Modesty and Righteousness. I had thought to call your attention to the fact that those of you as followers and members of our churches and connected with the Movement otherwise, for you to be eligible to abide under the Jurisdiction of places that name the Name of FATHER DIVINE and are under MY Personal supervision and Jurisdiction over which I preside, Modesty must be exemplified and demonstrated in every way.

Now that is what I had thought to say because I desire to call your attention to the fact that MY true followers will not leave windows open at any of the places and have the lights turned on at night when they are sleeping in their beds; I mean with the shades up! Men or women! Brothers or sisters in their respective apartments and institutions, if you are true followers of Mine, once again I will say, Modesty must be exemplified! You will not let up the shades and turn the lights on and be in your rooms dressing when others can see on the outside and see you very immodestly clad!

As I said, this Birth, in other words, this Marriage is to produce Modesty to perfection! The conclusion as the postscript, may be jotted down in your consideration and it may be taken home with you and recorded as a Message for each and everyone. If you desire ME as your Humble Servant or as your Pastor, you LORD and your Savior, to preside over many of your places or the places where you abide, you may rest assured you must express modesty to perfection or else I will see to it that you will be obliged to move out from under that place or those places that are called under MY Jurisdiction! Modesty must be exemplified and if you do not express modesty in its fullest measure and especially in your homes as well as elsewhere, why, you may know you cannot abide under such roofs that are under MY Jurisdiction unless you will express Modesty in every manner expressible.

 

Perversity

It has been brought to MY attention on several different occasions that some among MY followers, I might say, have been immodest enough to turn the lights on in their rooms and let the shades up, and when other let the shades down, they go and let them up! Such persons, I reserve the right to have you put out of our Jurisdiction, out from under our Jurisdiction if you desire to live immodestly and desire to be immodest in the presence of people dressing in your rooms with the shades up and the lights turned on in your room when others from another house can look in on you. Whether you be men or women, you are not of ME!

That is why I said, this Marriage wasn't for self-indulgence! It was not for the purpose of being immodest, neither for the purpose of being dishonest in any way whatsoever, but to express these qualities as described so that others might copy after the fashion of such an expression to produce Virtue, Holiness and Honesty from every angle expressible.

I need not say more at this instance. The conclusion you may take as a postscript to the foregoing statements, but as a postscript to be carried with you separately and to be considered definitely; it is a message to you and every other person that may sojourn in and under this, MY Jurisdiction here and anywhere else! I thank you. I thank you. I thank you.

I have many things to say. I will tell you more tomorrow and I may show you better than I can tell you if I allow nothing to prevent for either. I thank you.

 

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