Through This Marriage All Can Behold the Virginity of Mary and the Holiness of Jesus
and reproduce Same by Concentration --- FATHER DIVINE





Our FATHER'S Sermon Given during the Review of the Marriage of the Lamb and the Bride
at the Circle Mission Church, Home and Training School of the Bronx, 2064 Boston Road, Bronx, New York,
Sunday, July 12, 1953 A.D.F.D., Time: 12:55 P.M.




and a part of the Rosebud Choir

FATHER and MOTHER DIVINE and a part of the Rosebud Choir




FATHER stresses the significance of visualizing the perfect picture that we might reproduce for ourselves the Perfect on which we all should concentrate, for in so doing we perfect ourselves in GOD'S Nature, Characteristics and Disposition. Read these profound Words of Wisdom and let them purify your physical bodies and make you every whit whole!

For Thy Words of Life to the children of men, Almighty GOD, we humbly thank THEE!

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



Peace Everyone! Good Health, Good Will, a Good Appetite! Good Manners, Good Behavior, All Success and All Wisdom, All Knowledge and All Understanding! These and all other blessings to you I AM giving. At this particular instance I AM happy to say, a little a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked. Take these thoughts to consideration and observe the mystery as so freely receiving from the Infinite Spirit of GOD'S Actual Presence and of so freely giving, even as you have so freely received.

That Message depicted the Characteristics and the Nature of your Savior, how you should build upon a foundation that is incorruptible, undefiled; a foundation that fadeth not away! That Message in itself is explanatory, but I would like to say, at that time, in nineteen hundred and thirty-four,where a good many of the following and others who desired MY Picture sought to get them. I had MY representatives to order them, not less than two hundred at once. Made themselves an agent for the photographer that had taken them in Washington; for he would sell them for only twenty-five cents if you would buy or order at once, at least two hundred.

I said to MY following and representatives, buy the picture for twenty-five cents each! The photographer is putting them out for twenty-five cents each; but do not charge a penny more than the twenty-cents to and for those who desire them! Can you not see the Mystery?

So then our church or representatives would order at least two hundred at the time, for the photographer at that time said it would cost thirty-five cents each if they would be obliged or would not order but one or two or anything less than two hundred. We made the way possible for you all to get pictures that would have cost thirty-five cents ordinarily even from the photographer by buying in quantities less than two hundred. Made it possible for you to get them for twenty-five cents each.That is the Scurlock pictures. From that point of view I stressed the essentiality of being impersonal and unselfish and live for the benefit of others, but not be selfish in anything whatsoever!

So it was truly wonderful to see how I do not bear record how many went out, how many pictures were shipped out from Washington where they were taken because they could get them for twenty-five cents each! And the ordinary picture, the photographer wanted to sell the same picture — catch MY picture and sell it for a dollar each! But even those photographers there, they would sell them for thirty-five cents , if you purchased less than two hundred. But for the benefit of those concerned and interested, I requested our representatives to order them for those who desired them to have them and order at least two hundred and let them have them for the same price that we could get them for.

So then I say, it is more blessed to give than to receive! And a little a righteous man has, is better than the riches of many wicked!


Your Protection

For this cause you all should rejoice and be glad for I have blazed the trail for Victory, for Success and Prosperity! For Business, profession, labor and trade, and helped you win the Victory over adverse and undesirable conditions; given you the victory over panics, famines and all depressions! Aren't you glad! ("So glad, Almighty GOD!" exclaimed the adoring assembly.)

Then I say, it was as it is, a privilege to follow in the wake of the Truth and let the Truth be your protection! If you do, there will be no more sickness, no more sorrow, no more pain and no more death, for MY Presence and MY Spirit and MY life as I am giving it, will give you the victory over sickness, sorrow, pain and death itself!

What a privilege to live in such a recognition and to build upon such a foundation as this one — as we sit and sand in this audience together,representing the great Universal Mind Substance as you imbibe it and be partakers of it,for it is reincarnatable! It's reproducible and it's personifiable and re-personifiable! Every person can be a partaker of the selfsame Spirit and and Presence that giveth victory over all difficulties, over all adverse and undesirable conditions!

I need not say more from that point of view, for it has been enough said and very explicitly propounded in the reading of the message as it was given in nineteen hundred and thirty-four! Little did you think or believe at that time that the Work would be going on by leaps and bounds as up until now and as today! Aren't you glad!


Perfect Picture

But one more thought I want to call your attention to that is stressful to be observed; not only from and economic point of view, but from a moral, from a spiritual and from an inspirational, from a holy, from a virtuous and from a point of view that brings moral betterment universally, is it which you are here today for, in the act of celebrating the seventh marriage anniversary review of MYSELF to MY Spotless Virgin Bride — to MY Church; and you that have become to be members of MY church, you find yourselves married to ME even as said the scripture. The Marriage as of one portrays the Mystery of GOD'S Actual Presence, for they that are joined to the LORD are one Spirit, and you all claim you are joined to ME in Spirit and in Mind! If this is true, then you are One Spirit and no longer twain!

As you live in this recognition and concentrate on the Perfect Picture, you tend to reproduce and materialize and develop and bring to fruition in your experiences, the quality of Virginity,Virtue, Holiness and Righteousness as exemplified in MY Spotless Virgin Bride. It's a privilege to have something to gaze upon, to vision that is incorruptible and undefiled! As I have often said, I MY Spotless Virgin Bride, it is true, you can behold something that is incorruptible and undefiled — the Virginity of Mary and the Holiness of Jesus; yea, the Holiness of GOD transmitted to this people, for it cometh by concentration!

You see the Photographers standing around in all of our audiences trying to get a snapshot. They are trying to get something from a distance by focusing the lens of your camera on that person or object you desire to reproduce. It is not the object directly itself, from a personal point of view, that you are putting in your photos, but you are producing the abstract expression of that which your camera and you have concentrated on! You reproduce it in your camera and show the portrait of that which you have focused your camera on and of that which you have concentrated on from a personal point of view, focusing your eye, your view, on that something and that something is reproduced by the focusing directly and accurately on that which you desire to produce.

Oh, how marvelous it is to observe it! Hence the Perfect Picture Characteristically and Dispositionally, yea, nature-ly and mentally and spiritually, all of these qualities are reproducible, reincarnatable and they will be reproduced in your experience if you will concentrate on them vividly and focus your thoughts, your mind on them in all sincerity! That is the Mystery.

Then I say,whether the individuals as observed are, or would be as you observe them to be or not, if you vividly vision that which you observe as the Perfect Picture, that is your mission to reproduce it in your experiences. Aren't you glad! ("Yes GOD Almighty! So glad!" came the eager reply.)

I have often said, the lion faced man, as an abstract expression as a sketch and a reflection of the Mystery of what I have been telling you, the lion faced man, his mother may or may not have seen a lion. It made no difference and it still makes no difference whether it's a fact or not; whether it's a fact from a physiological point of view or not, it makes no difference. In other words, from a personal point of view it may not be true that his mother saw a lion and caused him to be produced and developed in the exact likeness of a lion, but if she thought she saw one, to her it was true.

If you think you see the Perfect Picture in MY Spotless Virgin Bride, if I can convince you it is here to behold, it is your privilege to to produce and reproduce that which is perfect, if she would be a failure! That's what I AM talking about! The person would not be the thing that would be, but the person would be an abstract expression for the reproduction of that which has been imagined! Can you not see the Mystery?

Through concentration on the Perfect Picture, you tend to reproduce it in your experiences. You are as cameras to reproduce that which you focus your mind vividly on to bring it to fruition. It's marvelous to have something to concentrate on that can and will produce you the Perfect Picture. Can you not see the Mystery?

So then I say, as MY Spotless Virgin Bride sits by MY side, vision the spotlessness and the infiniteness and the holiness and the virtue yea, the virginity of your humble Servant, yea, of GOD, your Great Creator, in Love and Mercy, and yet in all Majesty; you will tend to reproduce it for your advantage and for your betterment by concentration on the Picture that is perfect!



Just think of the unfoldment of this work! While we were speaking of Victory economically and Victory socially and Victory in business, we also have Victory in profession, in labor and in trade and we also have the Sample and the Example of Perfection for demonstration and for multiplication! How marvelous it is to know, if you desire a practical course in psychology, vision the things you observe and have heard and you will tend to reproduce the thing because of your visualization.

As I have often said, this is a practical course in psychology from every angle expressible and for every purpose in the act of producing by multiplying that on which you have been concentrating. You have the privilege to reproduce it and bring it to fruition by concentration, but let it be done absolutely unselfishly, democratically and evangelically, then you will have no occasion to fret nor worry because of that which you have endeavored to do has not been just for you personally! It will tend to bring many fold more as afore said, an hundred fold more in this present time, and in the world to come, Life Everlasting!

Men and nations marvel at the unfoldment of the Mystery and the blessings demonstrated and say, "How can HE do it, and how does HE do it?" I have declared as a message for you consideration, as it is applicable to each and every individual;

"The Spirit of the consciousness of the Presence of GOD is the Source of all supply."

In other words, the Spirit of the Consciousness of the Presence of GOOD

in whatsoever it is, is the Source of all supply and it will satisfy every good desire! Aren't you glad! It is not a supposition. The imaginative concept or expression of it has no longer and existence, for I have brought it out of the imaginative concept of it and brought it into the recognition and the realization of that which you have once imagined!

GOD'S Presence is actually the Source, but I use the term, the Source, in other words, the Spirit and the Consciousness of GOD'S Presence. When you are conscious of All Good, All Good will come to you! Why live in lacks, wants and limitations economically, mentally or spiritually when GOD is the Source of all supply and will satisfy every good desire? Now vision the Goodness of GOD to the children of men and as with ME, so can it be with them! Aren't you glad!

I need not say more. The critics apparently cease to criticize! And some may ask you why. It is because it is nothing to criticize, because GOD in all fullness, all of the fullness of the GODHEAD Bodily is actually here and in evidence, demonstrating the mastery over every opposition and over every difficulty, over every trial and every tribulation! As the light dispels darkness, so dispel I, with MY Presence, all oppositions! Aren't you glad!

Then I say, live in this recognition. Live the abundant life. If you cannot vision that which I have produced in your life, vision MY Spotless Virgin Bride and consider, the concentration on the Perfect Picture as described, can and will satisfy every good desire, for you are Conscious of GOD'S Presence!

Again I wish to say, that the belief, "I know YOU are GOD", will unlock every barred and shut door! It will stop all of your trials and tribulations and you need not fret nor worry! Simon said,

"I say that YHOU art the Christ, the SON of the Living GOD!"

Because you know it, you say, just keep on knowing it, and if it is not apparently true to you when you first say it, when you continue to know it, eventually it will be true! It's according to what you think. Your alphabet was very explicitly rehearsed in the beginning, but you kept rehearsing it and reiterating it and reiterating it until after awhile they became to be a reality. Any piece of poetry you desire to make a reality in your experience, the great essential is to continue to reiterate it,rehearse it, repeat it over and over again and you, as the soil of the ground wherein good seed is sown and will reproduce, you can and will produce the desirable and will bring it to fruition as you live it and express it.

Now take ME along with you. That which you have and that which you have heard it is operative and expressive for each and everyone. It is not confined or bound to anyone, but it is operative and expressive the same as the principle of mathematics. The principle of mathematics is operative and it is expressive. All can get it. I mean, get the perfection of mathematics and bring it and them to fruition. Each and everyone of you have the right and privilege to become to be a real mathematician!

As with mathematics, as so to speak figuratively speaking, so with love,wisdom, knowledge and understanding! You need not limit yourself to what you can produce by concentration and by reiteration and by declaration, for that which you affirm, GID can and will confirm! And that which you give thanks for, GOd will increase it! That which you praise GOD for GOD will multiply! Can you not see the Mystery? By self-experience, as a Sample and as an Example being right here among you, take it for consideration. It is operative and expressive for each and every individual. I thank you.

Now before we make our seeming departure, I would like to say, we have some place cards before our plates. Those of you who desire to take them along with you. you may do so with MY compliments, with MY appreciation for you being here, with MY thanks for you letting ME bless you. I thank you.








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