I AM Serving the Holy Communion for the Nourishment of Your Bodies and the Benefit of Your Souls -- Father Divine

I Desire to Have Our Visiting Friends Give Us, as May Be Termed the World, the Best They Have — the Best Information You Have

 

 

 

FATHER DIVINE'S MESSAGE GIVEN WHILST AT THE BANQUET TABLE, THE ROCKLAND PALACE
155th STREET and EIGHTH AVENUE NEW YORK CITY, N. Y. FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 4, 1941 A.D.F.D. TIME — 9:00 P.M.

 

 

 

GOD'S Holy Communion Table

GOD'S Holy Communion Table

 

 

 

On this day, celebrated nationally in this country as Independence Day, many visiting friends were present. FATHER, ever the Gracious Host, arose in the midst of the Banquet Service to invite all visitors who wished to, to move volitionally even as we speak.

Among those who availed themselves of this opportunity were Mrs. Laura B. Prisk, well known as the Mother of Flag Day; our good friend, Mr. Harry Wolkof of the Second District Court of Brooklyn; Mr. Nathan Chandler of South Carolina; Mr. Ruffin of London, England; Mr. J. Urzidil of Czechoslovakia; Miss Edith Burleigh, truth teacher of Philadelphia; Mr. Burchard, representative of the British War Relief Association, and many others too numerous to mention.

While inviting the visitors to speak, our Lord dropped several important thoughts well worth the consideration of one and all. Read therefore, these Precious Words, for they are Life and Spirit.

THANK YOU, ALMIGHTY GOD!

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

 

PEACE, EVERYONE: Good Health, Good Will and a Good Appetite, Good Manners, Good Behavior, All success and All Prosperity; Life, Liberty and the Reality of Happiness, for these and all other blessings, we have them. By this we are actually enjoying what we are singing and talking about. Nevertheless, through MY Infinite, unselfish Love I desire to see others have something to say as well as MYSELF, and especially if I have the privilege of being here all day, as those of you who say you are of ME, do. For this cause I AM refraining from speaking and will give our visiting friends a chance for expression.

The Spirit of MY Presence through the Rosebuds will sing as I in them AM moved, as the choir of this particular extension at this particular instance, while we are serving our Holy Communion in our Holy Communion R00m.

We are taking the opportunity to ask our visiting friends to speak if they care to by moving volitionally as we do. The Spirit in evidence in your experience, no doubt, will bear witness with what you are actually doing and what you are enjoying. Nevertheless, if you are not moved as visiting friends to speak as we do, you are not obliged to do so, but according to custom and according to MY System and MY Good Wishes I desire to have our visiting friends to give to us, as being termed the world, the best they have. I do not mean from a material or from a monetary point of view but give to us the best information you have, the best of the understanding you have for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! If you give to us the very BEST I will enjoy it as well as yourself.

I do not like to hear MYSELF talk all the time unless it is MYSELF unadulterated, by not being diluted with mortality's version, preconceived ideas and opinions; but as I move by the Spirit of MY Presence volitionally, which is to say, beyond your personal control — when you are absolutely self-denied and consecrated — why, there and then GOD is pleased to speak and be heard, and GOD is pleased to hear HIMSELF in evidence as HE expresses.

We express ourselves from time to time, but premeditatedly — by premeditating what you are going to say. Those of you, MY so-called Followers, who do so, whatsoever you say is not so much appealing as it is when it comes directly from the Infinite Spirit volitionally.

Then I say, take these thoughts to consideration and remember, I desire to hear from our visiting friends especially, and you, if you have something to tell ME that is coming volitionally, beyond your personal control from the Fount of MY Omniscience, of which you love so well. Aren't you glad!

It is written,

"Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of GOD."


If you move volitionally beyond your personal control through self-denial and consecration, through a wide open, wholehearted sacrifice to GOD — when you move from that angle of expression it can be reckoned as the Spirit of MY Actual Presence coming forth into expression with Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding from the Fount of MY Omniscience.

Then I say, I will refrain from speaking even though I had not or have not spoken this evening, but waiting for our visiting friends whilst on the rostrum. I waited because I desire to hear from them even as they desire to hear from ME. It is vice versal. As they desire to hear the best I have to say, I desire to hear the best they have to say.

For this cause I refrain from speaking; but to give MY Followers a chance to speak, the auditorium is open daily and we can preach all day and we do preach all night. We have the chance for expression every day and every night unless you wish to tell ME something when I happen to come in the auditorium. But our visiting friends, I especially invited them to speak. Ministers of the Gospel, practitioners and all spiritual and legal advisers are welcome to speak in these audiences, for this is the foundation of your future democracy; and I do not mean maybe! I mean it is the foundation of your future government here in this country where you all are presently living!

This Foundation shall go from shore to shore and from land to land, and all of the nations of the earth shall come and worship as you do and understand as you understand! Aren't you glad!

I think I had better stop — the stenographers desire to eat. Aren't you glad!

But it is good to be here — when you realize GOD in Love and Mercy came, trying to impart HIMSELF to the children of men that they might be partakers of HIM, HIS Spirit, HIS Mind, HIS Life and HIS Love and enjoy HIS Actual Presence in this present world. Aren't you glad!

I need not say more, but I thought I would call your attention to what I have been thinking. This is GOD'S Holy Banquet Table. Wheresoever I AM functioning and serving the food, as has been termed the Banquet Table, I AM serving the Holy Communion for the nourishment of your bodies and for the benefit of your souls; to supply you with something that will give you victory over sickness and diseases and afflictions, over trials and tribulations and over adverse and undesirable conditions. That is what I AM talking about! Aren't you glad! Something that will give you victory when the world is on fire.

GOD in HIS Own Love and Mercy truly came, and shall rule and reign and have all dominion in the hearts and lives and in the affairs of the children of men, and none shall hinder HIIM! Aren't you glad!

Upon this Foundation if you will stand, you as well as I, will go forth conquering and to conquer, with victory as you go! — by interpretation, as the prophet declared by prediction;

"And the sons of God shall rise with healing in their wings."


Aren't you glad!

By this we shall have a Righteous Government and man shall recognize the Actual Presence of GOD, and all doubts and fears shall pass away, for GOD HIMSELF came Personally to stay. I thank you

 

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