"This is the Purging, Purifying Process Going On Now! The Documents, Commit Them to Memory!
Memorize Them in the Actuated Words of Expression! The Only Hope of Your Redemption."
--- FATHER DIVINE

Our Father's Sermon Whilst at the Holy Communion Table of The Circle Mission Church,
Home and Training School, Inc. 764-772 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
Wednesday Afternoon, February 29, 1956 A.D.F.D., Time- 5:30 P. M.



The Unity Mission Church, Philadelphia, PA.

Holy Comunion Banquet Service at The Unity Mission Church, Philadelphia, PA.

During the Holy Communion Service, a beautiful recording was played that had just been received from Switzerland, in which two new Rosebuds were blessed to wear their Rosebud Uniforms for the first time; and It was beautiful to hear them say their Creeds, the Creeds of the Peace Mission Movement, verbatim that they had committed to memory. Thus we can see the Unity of the Spirit, of Mind, of Aim and of Purpose prevailing everywhere, whereunto FATHER has sent HIS Holy Spirit, for HE Is indeed making HIS Creation One!

After listening to the beautiful inspiring recording, an inspirational composition same forth to the tune of "Run, run, run, I can't tarry", and FATHER arose shortly thereafter to enlarge upon same and to stress the essentiality of memorizing the creeds, for in these documents will we find the hope of our redemption, for the Mouth of GOD has declared it. Read this profound Sermon of ALMIGHTY GOD, for truly, HIS Commandments are not grievous, but the just scale by which we all must live. For THY words of spirit and life, Almighty GOD, we humbly thank Thee!

(The foregoing statements are those of the transcriber, and the following is the inspirational composition sung just before FATHER arose to speak:)

Run, run, run, I can't tarry!
Run, run, run, I can't tarry!
Run, run, run, I can't tarry!
I'm running for Eternal Life?
I've got to memorize the documents, I can't tarry!
I've got to memorize the documents, I can't tarry!
I've got to memorize the documents, I can't tarry!
I'm running for Eternal Life!
Memorize the Sermon on the Mount I can't tarry!
Memorize the Sermon on the Mount, I can't tarry!
Memorize the Sermon on the Mount, I can't tarry!
I'm running for Eternal Life

(FATHER speaks as follows:)

WONDERFUL! That little composition that was sung a little while ago was very appropriate and keeping with the Message that I was giving, one that says, "Memorize your Documents"! After hearing MY Message sent away and returned to millions but some few recorded them I thought of how marvelous it is, those that are willing to memorize the Documents, to memorize all of the Creeds, and all of the Documents that have been so freely given you, to commit them to memory and stamp them in your minds, as it is written:

"I will place MY Commandments upon your mind and write them upon the table of your hearts, your sins and iniquities I will remember no more."


There be many that may try maliciously and consciously to ignore the Documents, to ignore the Commandments and to ignore what I have given you recently, so that you might be able to commit everything to memory. I AM fulfilling that of which I had spoken. I said,

"He shall purify the sons of Levi and shall purge them as silver and as gold are purged."


It is a blessing to know that this is the purging process going on now! Those who do not desire to and will not allow themselves to be purged by the Spirit of MY Presence, by the Commandments and Documents as given, they will not be living long! Of course, It is true, one day is as a thousand years with GOD, and a thousand years as one day! While we were thinking on the recording that just came from Switzerland and being played, I can as I could, behold the whole universe imbibing the spirit and the meaning of all of those Documents and living exactly according to MY message; how you will express ME by refusing to do anything that the Documents call for you not to do and taking a stand to that extent! How marvelous it is to realize, GOD in the midst it you Is carrying you through the process of purging, of purifying! Aren't you glad! ("So glad, GOD Almighty!"' came the eager response.) The Message was given. It may have seemed little, as though nothing; but all of the Lily-Buds' Documents or Creeds, Commandments and Endeavors and all their Vows they made in those Documents and Commandments and Endeavors, as well also as the Crusaders' Commandments and the Crusaders' Endeavors, that is required of you too! Take the Rosebuds', the Crusaders', the Lily-buds' and all of their Endeavors and live them to the letter; commit them to memory! Yes, I said memorize them! Memorize them in the actuated words of expression! That is what I AM telling you! The only hope of your redemption!

So then, those, wheresoever they are, that will imbibe the spirit and the meaning of all of these documents as requested, the Sermon on the Mount, and allow themselves to become to be the personification of both it and them, I will be with them and give them the victory over sickness, sorrow, pain and death! But those who do not, they are subject to it, and very quickly! I need not say more at this particular instant. I shall speak more explicitly in words of deeds and actions than I AM speaking in words orally spoken! Then I say, the Sermon on the Mount should be committed to memory the same as you have been requested in your infancy to commit your alphabet to memory, by reiteration and by thinking vividly, conscientiously and sincerely on them. When you shall have brought the Sermon on the Mount to fruition by visualizing and by concentrating in that direction, as well as those over In Switzerland, In Panama and the furthest parts of the earth are committing to memory MY message as I gave it, and I AM giving them the victory over sickness, sorrow, pain and death and they too as well as you, are lifted, and more specially those of whom have made up their minds once and forever to live evangelically, wholeheartedly consecrated and a living sacrifice to GOD!

I need not say more at this instant, but you know when I say the Documents and the Creeds and the Endeavors and the Commandments of the Movement generally, it means that all are expected to and will live them and express them and be new creatures completely by being transformed by the renewing of their minds and by living soberly, righteously and Godly in this present world!

But as with those of you here, you can see it will be all over this wide extended plane. Just as you can see how I AM universalizing this Brotherhood and the reality of Americanism, Democracy and true Christianity and true Judaism synonymously, even so AM I doing it universally as I have done it with you, to give you the victory over every difficulty and over all adverse and undesirable conditions, to establish your going in the land or the living! Aren't you glad! ("So glad, GOD ALMIGHTY!" shouted the enthusiastic assembly.)

Then I say, live in this recognition, for as it is right here now, so shall it be all over this wide extended plane, as MY Message is Actually igniting the hearts and lives of the children of men from shore to shore and from land to land, and they are coming into this recognition where they can sing and think and speak the very same, where there is no division among them in Switzerland from this one, this church here in Australia, and all over. Isn't it wonderful? ("Yes, GOD ALMIGHTY!" again shouted the happy throng.) By inspiration I AM transmitting through wire recording and through other means of transportation, the blessings of MY Presence and they are conscious of it; and we all shall live together in peaceful and quiet resting places, and all of those who ignore, who do not wish to accept of the Message as given, they will be passed, and shall go into oblivion, missing the substance, not realizing GOD is in the midst of you, lifting up a Standard for you! When you live these Documents, you will no longer learn to dislike another! Take the documents! Express and live them and I will be with you. I thank you.

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