"Blessings Do Not Come by Trying to Rob Your Fellow Brother . . .
but They Come by Giving.

"We Always Have an Abundance. No Collections Taken, Ever." --- FATHER DIVINE

 

 



Our FATHER'S Sermon whilst in the Chapel Dining Hall of the Woodmont Estate,
The Mount of The House of The Lord Lower Merion, Montgomery County, PA.,
Saturday Afternoon February 27, 1954 A.D.F.D. Time 5:55 P.M.

 



The Chapel Dining Hall of the
Woodmont Estate,
The Mount of The House of The Lord,
Lower Merion, Montgomery County, PA.

the Chapel Dining Hall of the Woodmont Estate, The Mount of The House of The Lord, Lower Merion, Montgomery County, PA.

 

 

Delightful indeed was the trip to the beautiful Woodmont Estate, the Mount of the House of the LORD, and truly the guests and followers and friends alike were pleased beyond measure to have this wonderful privilege of stepping on this Holy Ground and touring through the spacious and luxuriously-appointed mansion. Standing on the sundeck and looking over the rolling hills and valleys reminded one indeed of the Scriptural quotation:

'The earth is the LORD'S and the Fullness thereof. The cattle on a thousand hills are MINE, says the LORD. If I were an hungered I would not tell thee; I would slay and eat',


or words to that effect. And in the beautiful and profound Sermon which FATHER condescended to give in the Chapel dinging hall, HE reveals the mystery of how, through the conscious conviction of GOD'S Actual Presence, these blessings of GOD can be the same to and for all who will but imbibe this Conviction and keep it.

Many other mysteries are dwelt upon by FATHER, which are well worth considering. HE spoke shortly after one of the secretaries read Professor Eugene Del Mar's letter from the Supplement, as well as the letter of Judge White, written many years ago. These letters should be taken careful cognizance of by all humanity, for they reveal facts and figures too stout to be denied by the most critical mind.

Almighty Savior and Redeemer of all mankind, we truly thank and praise Thee!

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

 

PEACE EVERYONE! These Messages that have been read out of the in other words, from the pages of the Supplement as depicted and described, it is more profound and explicitly described than what one might imagine or could explain themselves, even I. But I would like to say as an introduction of ME to the world at large, and especially the critical world, it is depicted and described for that purpose, to let all mankind know, what is done by one can be done by all, since GOD is an Impersonal Life exemplified, Impersonal and Universal.

As you have heard the last letter read second to the last letter read, concerning what Mr. Del Mar brought out in his investigation of ME for a full month in Sayville in nineteen hundred and thirty-one, about twenty-three years ago, he declared these sayings and I did not ask for them. He was sent there by the public press to investigate ME, and what he found he declared it was true, he put forth in this letter. Even though the public press did not seem to be so enthusiastic about publicizing it as he brought it out, yet I can say I AM just the SAME TODAY!

So far as yet I have not taken up a collection, raised a collection, in any of the places any public meetings we have held! ('So true, FATHER Dear!' came the unanimous sanction.) Even the large halls such as the Madison Square Garden in New York City, and the St. Nicholas Palace, the Rockland Palace and all of the large halls in which we held meetings, and others would charge admission fee up to you know what! we have accepted not the least admission fee for such meetings or concerts and demonstrations, and yet I do not feel that I have fallen short of the blessings by so doing! (Thunderous applause resounds.)

I would like to further say that the Supplement carrying the picture of Woodmont this, the House of GOD, being the property of the Palace Mission, Incorporated, of New York; being the property of that Church but set apart for MOTHER and MYSELF to have what the people call a Country Estate; but it is not for ME and MOTHER alone for it is written of ME,

'And if I be lifted up from the earth I will draw all men unto ME!'




It is also written,

'The Law shall not depart from Judah nor a Lawgiver from between his feet until Shiloh come, but when Shiloh come, the gathering of the people shall be unto HIM!'


Even so today, as the home here is not open to the public, I have striven to just steal out and bring our visiting guests out here and let it be done quietly, unnoticed; but you see, the gathering of the people is here! (Merriment resounds, midst loud applause.) No soliciting, begging or anything of that sort! I have lifted up a Standard as a Sample and as an Example for others, that they might copy after this Sample as exemplified, and that is why our guests are here today! (Loud applause rings out.)

There are many things I could say along this line, but it stirs ME when I think there are, and know there are those who are called Believers and Followers, once in a while you run in contact with them, that will go out, as one did in California, and try to buy real property and other merchandise on the installment plan and on mortgages, and the like! HERE is the SAMPLE and the EXAMPLE put forth! Others should copy after this! ('So true, LORD!' came the spontaneous declaration.) Even one of our Churches, just one of our Churches, the Palace Mission, Incorporated, of New York, purchased this property and paid cash for it! And purchased this other piece of property that was dedicated at the same time! Purchased other property in Newark and elsewhere. It is something to PRAISE GOD for! ('Yes, so true, LORD!' came the joyous sanction.) But as a sample and as an example for others, to copy after what they have seen in your HUMBLE SERVANT, for this cause I say rejoice and be glad, but do not copy after those who would go to the CONTRARY, in VIOLATION to our Church Discipline, Constitution and By-laws! By this is IT of which has been set apart, lo, these many years! (Loud applause rings out.)

Now we will shortly be making our seeming departure from here, having no record at all or no thought as to when we will return, as it has been quite some time since we were up here. We have too many places to go to and to stay at one place very long at a time. We will be shortly making our seeming departure, yet we will not be departing but seeming departure from this place, to go on somewhere else. No doubt the majority of us will be going to Newark and on to New York, looking at the Blessings of GOD! But as you go, if you do, take ME along with you in consciousness and know within yourself just as the speaker and writer said in this Supplement, so can it be with you. You can do the very SAME if you have the same consciousness! And in this letter he conveyed My Key of the Mystery, for I did say by composition many, many long years ago,

'The Spirit of the Consciousness of the Presence of GOD is the Source of all Supply!'


I spoke it as a Motto and Composition for the consideration of those who would ask ME concerning the Unfoldment of Success as exemplified; but little did the public know and little do they know today, that that is truly the key to all success and all prosperity! If you can make yourself Conscious of GOD'S Actual Presence and Live It and Express It Continually, daily, All Success and all Prosperity will be your Portion; for truly, it is the KEY to the Mystery that solves the problem! It is the Source of all Supply and it Will, as it does for ME and for Mine, Satisfy Every Good Desire! (Loud applause sanctions this.)

And again in this Supplement, in this letter, he quotes ME and I verify it:

'The Abundance of the Fullness of the Consciousness of GOOD, no space is vacant of the FULNESS thereof.'


This is not just metaphysically spoken but it is spoken as a Living Reality!

So take these thoughts to consideration, and as with ME so with thee! To you it will be a REALITY! (Loud applause resounds.)

There are many other thoughts to be conveyed but there's plenty of time to see and say, and say and sing, and never get through saying what the LORD has done for you all! Aren't you glad? ('Oh yes, so glad, LORD!' came the response.) But I wish to say once again, as I said in reference to the Spirit of the Consciousness of the Presence of GOD, It being the Source of all Supply GOD'S PRESENCE and to know GOD is Present, just as MOTHER said, here, My Spotless Virgin Bride when you are conscious of GOD'S Presence and you know GOD aright, you have the KEY that will unlock every barred and shut door! Just the same as it was with the Key Flower as mentioned a little while ago by MOTHER it was a Key for all underground treasures. It did unlock the door of the treasure, and as long as the shepherd had that Key in his possession, all of those blessings in the treasure were at his disposal. And the kobold said,

'Take all you want but don't forget the Best!'


Now I repeat, the little ugly kobold sitting and standing behind the Table here (at this point FATHER was interrupted by a loud protest from the adoring throng.) I repeat, I reiterate to these in this time: Take all you want of the material blessings, as well as the mental and spiritual blessings, but DON'T FORGET THE BEST! Now if you keep that conviction in your hearts and in your minds, to know, as MOTHER knew even before SHE saw ME Personally; when SHE said, 'I KNOW YOU ARE GOD!' such a fanatical and radical conviction, to recognize My DEITY, having not seen ME Personally, it gave HER the KEYS to the KINGDOM and the Mystery of the Scripture, to All Success and All Prosperity! and to you, that SAME CONVICTION will give it! It is Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! (Loud applause rings out.)

When it said, 'I KNOW YOU ARE GOD!' that Mind, that Spirit, having been AWAKENED in HER Heart by concentration, and declaring it volitionally and convictionally that was the KEY to the MYSTERY, and automatically the Blessings became HER possession! and yet as MYSELF, as a Person, SHE possesses nothing! SHE does not own any real property nor personal property! The cars We ride in that are at Our disposal, and all of the homes, hotels and mansions all over this and over all countries at Our disposal and commonly considered as Mine, we do not own them! Not a one!

This I speak in plain broken English, so that you might see and know, and all others, blessings do NOT come by trying to take advantage of another, but they come by GIVING! (Thunderous applause sanctions this.)

It is written,

'So freely as you receive, so freely give!'


And what I have done today, it may seem great to some, even though it may be little in consideration I'M doing it without any thought or prospect of remuneration or compensation as far as I'M concerned! Just like Mr. Del Mar said in his letter, I did not receive any money for taking in families, according to the Judge that had been knowing ME, at that time, twenty years, according to his statement; and yet I have been blessed, abundantly and bountifully supplied continually!

'And of His Kingdom and of His Increase there shall be no end!'


The first time I have been out here in quite some time, but I see everything quite well intact, under the Protection of GOD'S ACTUAL PRESENCE when I AM Personally absent. Then, if you Believe it and Receive it, as with ME so can it be with you. Then wheresoever you may go, I will take you through! I thank you! (Thunderous applause rings out, then our beloved Savior says:)

I believe those of us who have dined have well dined. I would like to say, if anyone especially cares to speak, you are welcome to do so. We are always glad to hear from you. If not, we are happy to have you without speaking, making a public speech, or anything of that sort. (As it seemed that our guests were too overcome with the profundity of our Beloved Savior's Words of Spirit and Life and, thence, did not desire to speak at this time, FATHER continued:)

Then I say, those of us who dined will arise, take the back seats and back stand, or pass out and pass on, and let others come and do even as we have done. I thank you.

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