"That Birth of CHRIST of 1900 Years Ago Was the Birth of the Consciousness of GOD
In the Land."--- FATHER DIVINE


Jesus said, "My FATHER and I are ONE"

 




Our FATHER'S Sermon at the Holy Communion Table, Unity Mission Church, Bible Institute, 1530 N. 16th Street,
Philadelphia, PA., Monday, December 26th, 1949 A.D.F.D., Time -- 5:45 P.M.

 


Unity Mission Church, Bible Institute,
Philadelphia, PA.

Unity Mission Church, Bible Institute, Philadelphia, PA.

 

 

 

At this Season of the year when the Christian world is celebrating the Birth of the CHRIST Child, how truly blessed are we to know in our hearts, HE and His FATHER have returned as was promised, and are now making Their Abode with us for eternity. FATHER DIVINE, the Only True and Living GOD, is teaching us daily the Way to Perfection that we might have Life and Life more abundantly. Therefore, read these Priceless Words of Spirit and Truth and take cognizance of them, as it is not our FATHER'S Will that the least one of His Little Ones perish!

For Thy glorious Condescension to the Children of Men, Beautiful CHRIST, we humbly thank THEE!

(The foregoing statement is that of the transcriber, after which FATHER speaks as follows:)

 

 

 

PEACE EVERYONE! Here we all are again; there I sit and stand. I AM Unifying Myself with the children of men wheresoever I apparently can. Then I Say, Good Health, Good Will and a Good Appetite; Good Manners, Good Behavior, all Success and all Prosperity; Life, Liberty and the Reality of Happiness. These and all other Blessings are at your disposal through your LORD and Savior.

At this particular instance I have arisen to say, it is good to be here and to realize, those of you who are presently in the land of the living on this celebration of Christmas, there are those who have been cut off of the stage of action and you should take cognizance of the experiences of others and live Soberly, Righteously and Godly, mentally and spiritually, yea, morally, and from every other angle of expression to redeem your souls alive.

I was just thinking about today being the day set apart as Christmas Day, since yesterday, the twenty-fifth of December fell on Sunday, a good many of the Christian world will celebrate the twenty-sixth -- today, Monday -- as Christmas. But those of you and those of us who know the Truth, we know it is One Eternal Christmas and One Eternal New Year's Day. Through My Condescension in Love and Mercy and Tender Compassion, I AM Functioning on the material plane with those who are observing material things. For their sake I stand among them as a Sample and as an Example to show them how they should celebrate the Birth of JESUS CHRIST and the Resurrection of JESUS CHRIST once and forever.

I have long since declared that it is written that there still remains a day -- it still remains a day, the Sabbath Day of Rest, and when you observe it as it is, it should be One Eternal Sabbath Day of Rest, and One Eternal Christmas Day. You should live your celebration of the Birth of Jesus once and forever in your daily deeds and actions and in every transaction. When men learn to be conscious of GOD'S Presence and realize the purpose of JESUS CHRIST'S Coming, they will learn to be conscious of GOD'S Presence and live Soberly, Righteously and Godly once and forever. But to My Adherents, Believers, or so-called Believers and Followers, it is a privilege to live in the Consciousness of GOD'S Presence and take on the Spirit and the Life and the Characteristics and the Nature and the Mind of your Savior; for I say unto you, many of whom have been called even Believers in ME or as though they were Mine, since last Christmas have been cut off of the stage of action and gone to see, as though to see, if there is any reality in an unknown world!

I appeal to you once again -- take cognizance of My Message! Live out of mortal consciousness and live in the CHRIST Consciousness, for in Adam all die but in JESUS CHRIST all shall be made alive! Therefore live in this recognition. Not only in the recognition, but in the state of consciousness that will free you from "isms" and systems and versions, from ideas and opinions of men, the kind of recognition that will cause you to be conscious of GOD'S Presence and live thus accordingly at home and abroad.

For this cause we are happy to say, there be many of whom have been awakened into the consciousness of GOD'S Presence and are no more looking according to the mortal version. My calling your attention to this fact is because you cannot live in the Adam consciousness. I say, in Adam all will die, but in CHRIST, the CHRIST Consciousness, all will be made alive. Then I say, live soberly, righteously and godly and worship GOD each and every day of your life! Be the same today, tomorrow and forever, realizing CHRIST is being born every day! Born in the hearts and lives of men as they recognize and accept of Him! They are being born in the recognition of GOD'S Presence as CHRIST is resurrected in them!

When you put off the old man with all of his deeds, put off the old ideas and opinions, the old characteristics and disposition, the old nature and the old mind of mortality, you can and will rise and walk in the newness of life, for you will be keeping My Sayings! I did say, if a man keeps My Sayings he shall never see death! If you hear of anyone dying or have died, you may know they have not kept My Sayings! When you live in self and sin and strife and resentment, jealousy, prejudice, anger and division, you may know you are going the way of all the dead, but not going the way of the living! Can you not see the mystery? For it is essential to live in the Consciousness of GOD'S Presence and worship in the remembrance of His Holiness, once and forever!

Realize, that birth of CHRIST of nineteen hundred years ago was not just merely the Birth of an insignificant child, but the Birth of the Consciousness of GOD in the Land; for Jesus said,

'My FATHER and I are ONE",

and that Consciousness that was given Birth to, could not and would not be accepted by a good many of those who lived in mortal consciousness because they did not want GOD in the Land!

There are those today who would desire to destroy you if they knew your convictions would point to the outpicturing and the bringing of ME, GOD, to Perfection and into the consciousness of humanity universally. But over and above the prejudices and divisions of men, I AM bringing about that long-sought-for Universal Brotherhood of Man and the FATHERHOOD of GOD! For this cause we do rejoice and we are happy to present just a slight sketch and a reflection of what I HAVE DONE all over this wide extended plane and what I AM doing presently in the hearts and lives of men. No more living in divisibility; no longer living in races, creeds and colors! No longer living divided from each other, but living in the Unity of Spirit, of Mind, of Aim and of Purpose even as I bring you all together.

I need not say more at this present instance, but I thought to drop these few thoughts for your consideration and for the consideration of many, for there be many among you who are living in the same state of consciousness that others have lived in who have gone the way of all of the dead! Then I say, turn, sinner, turn! Why will you die! God, your Maker, right here, asks you why! This may sound a little fanatical and a little bit foolish to those who be critics, but oh, how glorious it is to know that those who live in mortal consciousness and will not turn from self and selfishness, they are living in sin until now!

But if you take cognizance of this Message and accept of it in all sincerity, and as you sing the songs of praise and thanksgiving and of your declarations and affirmations, believe it and sing it sincerely, sing both of it and them sincerely until you get it within you -- I KNOW YOU ARE GOD! That little melody, it moves you all because someone knows "YOU ARE GOD" -- I mean someone declares and says, "I KNOW YOU ARE GOD!" And because you know it in all sincerity, those who sing it and are living in unison together, they feel the spirit of it, even if they are not consciously convinced and convicted in their heart to know that I AM GOD!

'It is eternal life to know Thee,'

said He,

'The Only True GOD, and JESUS CHRIST, Whom Thou hast sent!'

Therefore, I say, when you know ME aright and know ME in reality in your heart, and confess it with your mouth, you are saved from sickness, from sorrow, from pain and from death! You are saved from misery, disappointment and failure because you know GOD in your heart! What says it?

'The Word is nigh Thee, even in your mouth'

and in your heart and if you will confess with your mouth and believe in your heart, thou shalt be saved! So then I say, it is essential to believe in all sincerity and confess it with your mouth and unite in singing praise and thanksgiving and all will receive the witness!

Take these thoughts to consideration and just think in this direction! I will tell you more explicitly than what I AM telling you Personally, for I will reveal it more definitely when your thoughts are concentrated conscientiously and sincerely and are no longer divided in thoughts, words, deeds and actions! My Spirit will tell you more definitely and more explicitly than what I AM telling you Personally, Presently! I thank you.

 

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