"As You Understand Each Other Better Universally You Will Be A Part
of Every Nation and Every Religion and the Summation Will Be
E Pluribus Unum." --- FATHER DIVINE

"One Eternal Christmas and One Eternal New Year."

 

Our FATHER'S Sermon Given whilst at the Holy Communion Table Circle Mission Church 2064 Boston Road, Bronx, New York
Sunday, December 31, 1950, A.D.F.D. Time 11:26 P.M.

 

The Circle Mission Church
2064 Boston Road, Bronx, New York

The Circle Mission Church 2064 Boston Road, Bronx, New York

 

 

 

This truly glorious Sermon, delivered by the Lord of lords and King of kings, is dynamic in its expression of living truths unto the children of men.

Just before the Sermon, one of the recent recordings from Australia was played and enjoyed by the vast audience of visitors and followers as well.

FATHER refers to this and other recordings received from His various followers and Churches in far off countries, and in His marvelous Sermon explains the mystery of this One Eternal Christmas and One Eternal New Year.

At the conclusion of the Sermon FATHER brings forth a very vital point for consideration concerning the religious conviction of His real true followers with regard to insurances of any kind and this Conviction will go down on record even as it has in years past, and will be lived and carried out, regardless of the consequences. The Mouth of GOD has declared it!

Almighty Redeemer, we truly thank Thee!

(The foregoing statements are those of the transcriber, after which FATHER speaks as follows:)

PEACE EVERYONE! This is one of the days set apart as being termed the Christmas Holidays, which, at this time, this is commonly known as New Year's Eve for the Christian world. But as with the New Year so with the Christ Mass or Christmas Day with us. We recognize the One Eternal Christmas Day, in other words, Christ Mass Day and One Eternal New Year's Day. We recognize the Ever and All-Presence of All-Wise, All-Mighty and All-Circumferencing GOD of the Universe.

You have heard the testimonies of the different individuals from Australia, and there they are as we are here, representing every nation, every language, every tongue and every people by this great Conversion and by the Recognition and the Realization of GOD'S Actual Presence! No longer observing your Creator merely as a supposition but observing and realizing GOD'S Presence as Something that is the Creator, the Author and the Finisher of all of His Creation; though at one time invisible, intangible and being unconsidered as being visible; yet GOD made visible, things that were invisible, and brought into tangibility and into outer expression, the intangible and invisible things of His Creation.

Light of Understanding Coming Forth

Today we are realizing, as it is written according to the historians, the earth was created as well as the heaven, but the earth was void and without form, even as the heaven as being described as such; but GOD did say,

'Let dry land appear!'

according to the historians, and dry land came forth into expression tangibilated, materialized, as though personified; for GOD said,

'Let us make men in our own Image!'

According to the historians GOD formed man out of the dust of that dry land that HE said in His Own Omniscience, let it appear! We are happy today to say, things that once did not appear are coming into appearance. Things that were not once considered are now being considered; for by the Unity of the Spirit, as with GOD in the Creation, there was an agreement made between the Great Universal Mind Substance and Something, when GOD said,

'Let us make man in our own Image'.

There was an agreement made; and also as it was when GOD said to Something, according to the historians,

'Let there be light',

and light came forth into expression as a pre-evidence and as a visibilated prediction of how the Light of Understanding would come forth into expression when there is no light or no understanding. Aren't you glad? ('Yes, so glad, LORD!' came the immediate response.)

Coming all through the ages up until this present time there are thousands and thousands, yea, millions of individuals we, or I MYSELF as One of the unit, if I enumerate them one of the one hundred and fifty millions Americans; just enumerating the one hundred and fifty millions of Americans, plus all of the other nations, languages, tongues and peoples in all countries! Aren't you glad? ('So glad!' again came the immediate reply.) Just being One among the number, transcended and transcending all racism, all sectarianism, all partisanism and all isms that spell division bringing to you, My fellow citizens, hearers and friends, the Recognition of E Pluribus Unum. Aren't you glad?

All Mankind Unified

To recognize and realize E Pluribus Unum politically and legalistically, we will also recognize E Pluribus Unum religiously, nationally and racially, and we will bring an abolition to all divisibility among the nation. And by so doing we will understand each other better universally! And as you understand each other better universally, you will become to be a part of Judaism as well as a part of Christianity. You will be a part of every nation and of every religion and the summation will be E Pluribus Unum, where there will be no more divisibility of the children of men but all will live in Unison together and will partake of the great One Eternal Christmas, Circumference and enveloping the Jewish Christmas; circumference and enveloping the Hindu's Christmas and the Christian Christmas and New Year and all of them combined; making for that which we have here today where all mankind are unified! Aren't you glad?

Then I say, it is a privilege to observe it! You can see in our Churches in Australia, in Switzerland, in New Zealand, in Panama, in England and in Canada and in all other countries coming into the Unity of the Spirit, of Mind, of Aim and of Purpose where we can celebrate One Eternal Christmas, and going on to the New Year, as afore said; we also celebrate the One Eternal New Year this being the eve of New Year, as it may be termed. But with this Light of this Understanding we realize there is One Eternal Christmas and One Eternal New Year's Day!

One Eternal Merry Christmas

For this cause, by composition as a message and as a declaration, (FATHER holds high The New Day, showing the song on the front cover, as HE says:) I brought out this little Message; even having it or putting it in a melody and in notes so that you might read it, sing it and play it, and convince yourselves and convert your hearts and your minds and all of your human intelligence and intellect to the realization that there is One Eternal Christmas and One Eternal New Year's Day.

When this is done you will endeavor to worship and serve GOD from your own viewpoint not as a creed or any other dogma, but as individuals recognizing the Supreme Being the Creator, the Author and the Finisher of all things! And when this is done you can say in reality, by the Unity of the Spirit, of Mind, of Aim and of Purpose we can live in unison together and there will be no more divisibility of nations and races and of families among us, but we will recognize the Universal Brotherhood of Man and realize the Ever Presence of the FATHERHOOD of GOD!

International Peace

When this Truth is established among the nations of the earth as I have it now established among you all, My adherents, My followers and My friends, there will be no more warfare and no more bloodshed, but you will have International Peace, as one of our picture cards portrays. (FATHER holds up the card bearing HIS and MOTHER'S picture, and the red, white and blue books bearing the dramatized pictures, the titles of which FATHER reads:) 'In the Air, on the Land and on the Sea.' where the people will no longer be divided among themselves. They will no longer live, considering themselves as some sort of a cursed race, creed or color, for I have declared Scripturally as well as I have declared it socially and Personally organizationally,

'Together you stand but divided you fall.'

If the people will unite together and live in this great universal Brotherhood of Man and recognize the Ever Presence of the FATHERHOOD of GOD, there will be no more limitations, there will be no more lacks, there will be no more adverse and undesirable conditions, for the Consciousness of the Presence of GOD will dispel and eradicate all adverse and undesirable conditions! Then I say, live in this Recognition!

Consciousness of GOD'S Presence

You have heard the voices of those of My representatives of My different Churches in Australia. A good many of you have heard the recordings from Switzerland, from England, from Germany and from other parts of the world making this selfsame declaration of the Consciousness of MOTHER'S and MY Presence here, and there as well as here. And such a Conviction automatically adjusts matters satisfactorily, and such a Conviction automatically produces the abundance of the fullness of the Consciousness of Good, and they find no space vacant of the fullness thereof! In the European countries, in the war zones, where lacks and wants and limitation, misery, disappointment and failure have gone rampant in the land, My Spirit and My Presence when they are conscious of It produce the abundance of the fullness of food and of raiment, of houses and of shelter, of comfort and convenience and of every desirable blessing, because they are conscious of My Presence.

Many people have read and you all have heard that as in the beginning of the creation, according to the historians, the Spirit of GOD moved out upon the face of the waters and began its creation of all creation can you not see the mystery? The very Spirit of the Consciousness of the Presence of GOD moving out there automatically was creative and It is just as operative today as It was then. Can you not see the mystery? GOD being a creator by nature, even through the cosmic forces of nature and the creative forces of nature, the earth will create in itself, by nature, insects of its own kind. Can you not see the mystery? GOD'S Presence in your consciousness, and the recognition of It, will automatically create the good, the desirable and the blessed, and cause you and all things with whom and with which you are concerned to be blessed by such a recognition.

New Year Resolution

I know there are many vows being made. Many vows are being made in the Christian world to live better, to be better and be truer; to be more honest, to be more competent, to be more reliable in every way next year than what they have been this year that is now passing out. Aren't you glad? But what profits it to make such vows and promise to do such things unless you recognize the supernaturalness of GOD'S actual presence the omnipotence and omniscience of HIM Who liveth forever to be with you to guide you and protect you and to lead you and to give you the power and the privilege to do better than you ever did before? It would profit you nothing just to use a formula to say as the old year passes out and the new year comes in, 'I am going to do better, be better, I shall be more honest, I shall be more true to both GOD and to man than what I have been !' Unless you make up your minds to do it and then do it, and realize GOD is with you right here, to help you to do it, you will not be able to do it. You will be going on doing as they have been doing from ages up until now yea, until I came and made My Declaration known because I declare I AM GOD!

It is written of ME,

'In My Name ye shall cast out (you know) other fellows'.'

That is what I AM doing daily! I AM casting out the 'other fellow' of lacks and wants and limitations, of depressions, panics and famine! I AM casting out adverse and undesirable conditions of sickness and diseases and all sorts of undesirable conditions because the Name of GOD is a strong tower and the Righteous run therein and they are saved.

Let us live in this recognition and be conscious of GOD'S Presence. If you can only be conscious of GOD'S Presence metaphysically if you cannot be conscious of GOD'S Presence Personally or Personifiedly, be conscious of GOD'S Presence metaphysically; and suppositional and metaphysically you may get a blessing. But if you can be conscious of GOD'S Presence in Person, you will personally get blessings! Aren't you glad?

That is why, where I AM, the abundance of the fullness of the consciousness of Good no space is vacant of the fullness thereof because the adherents and those who are visitors even, the majority of them are Conscious of GOD'S Personal Presence.

GOD Materialized, Man Spiritualized

GOD Materialized HIMSELF and spiritualizes you so that you might live in the recognition of GOD'S actual Presence and such a recognition is just as operative and expressive as it was in the beginning of the creation when the Spirit of the LORD moved out as Something that was invisible, upon the waters but it was a consciousness, and that Consciousness created the earth. Aren't you glad? Created the Heaven and created the earth! And GOD said,

' Let dry land appear.'

Now live in this recognition and you will have victory over all adverse and undesirable conditions, and you will have not only spiritual blessings but you will have Peace on earth and Good Will toward men, and have success and prosperity economically! You will master the economic situation, and all of your social and intellectual and political and racial problems will be solved, for GOD, your Creator, is the Great Solver!

I have long since declared by composition as a motto for the consideration of the people, and of those of My adherents especially,

'The Spirit of the Consciousness of the Presence of GOD is the Source of all Supply, and it will satisfy every Good Desire.'

If I can make you conscious of GOD'S Presence it may be called superstition, it may be called expressions of fanaticism, even radically but if I can convince you GOD is Present among you, the very Spirit of the Consciousness of the Presence of GOD will be to you the same Spirit that moved out upon the face of the waters in the beginning of the creation and said,

'Let there be light and there was light!'

I said, let here be the abundance of the fullness! Let right here be the consciousness of good wheresoever you are and I will declare to you, no space will be vacant of the fullness thereof! (Loud applause resounds.)

Standard of Independence

Why go around in lacks and wants and limitations? True followers of Mine do not go around soliciting, begging, stealing and borrowing! Aren't you glad? True followers of Mine will express their individual independence, even as our Country declared her Independence as a Nation, for you could not be a real American citizen, according to My Teaching, unless you would express your individual independence and refuse to be dependents, and live in the Consciousness of GOD'S actual Presence; then and only then could you be real, true American citizens.

I AM raising up a standard and a citizenry second to none, where a true follower, if he is physically fit, has health and strength, will not go around soliciting, begging and not a true follower of Mine will be on the relief roll, taking assistance. That is what I AM talking about!

Then you can look over here in this week's issue of The New Day this present current issue of The New Day, and also last week's issue of The New Day, under 'Righteousness Marches On!' In this present current issue of The New Day of December 30, 1950 under 'Righteousness Marches On!' you can see why My followers do not accept of tips and gifts and presents. That is their religious conviction and it is according to our Church Discipline! Can you not see the mystery? That is why they do not insure automobiles and houses and do not insure themselves and their children's lives as an insurance against sickness, death and accident because they know it is not trusting GOD infinitely, conscientiously and sincerely. For this cause we abstain from taking out insurance!

No Social Security or Other Insurances

My true followers own millions and millions of dollars' worth of property, and they do not have any real or personal property insured although they pay high taxes on their personal and real properties where it is called for but they do not insure it because it is against our religious conviction. Therefore, we will not take out insurances, even so much as Social Security insurance. It is against our Religion!

My true followers do not insure themselves, their lives nor their children's lives. They do not insure for sick benefits and accidents or anything of that sort, because we intend to trust the Ever Presence of GOD with Victory over all adverse and undesirable conditions and every hazard that may be created by the 'other fellow' better known by the religions, the d-v-l! Aren't you glad?

This did not just begin! For years and years and years, and it always has been, the true followers of Mine will not insure their own personal properties; will not insure their own real properties! Can you not see the mystery? ('Yes LORD!' came the reply.) And why should they insure them now, if they have not ever done it because of their religious convictions? They would go to jail or even die, if they could, before they do it! I thank you.

(As FATHER made this dynamic statement HE pushes in His chair and started to leave the Holy Communion Hall, only to re-enter and speak as follows:)

PEACE EVERYONE! I have returned! I lost sight of MYSELF and I lost sight of you as persons at the instant!

I want to say at this instance that those of the Rosebuds who have not dined, will be pleased to be the first ones to be seated at this Table, for they must go to our next Service shortly and serve us as the Choir and Choristers. I thank you!

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