I BELIEVE THERE ARE THOSE WHO CAN SEE THE MYSTERY BETTER BY SITTING AND SUPPlNG WITH ME
— YOUR HUMBLE SERVANT — FATHER DIVINE

 

Look at this beautiful LOVE FEAST TABLE ... how we commune in the Unity of Spirit, of Mind, of Aim and of Purpose,
as did the Prophets, the Sages and the Seers in the days of old.

 

 

MOTHER DIVINE  Serving Holy Communion
at the Circle Mission Church, Philadelphia, Pa.

>MOTHER DIVINE Serving Holy Communion at the Circle Mission Church, Philadelphia, Pa..

 

 

FATHER DIVINE'S MESSAGE GIVEN WHILST AT THE HOLY COMMUNION TABLE,
DIVINE PEACE MISSION HOTEL
764-772 S0. BROAD STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA. MONDAY EVE. and TUESDAY MORN.
SEPTEMBER 29th, and 30th, 1941 A.D.F.D. TIME — 2:00 A.M.

 

 

Among the visiting friends who were privileged to sit at the Holy Communion Table were three ministers. As they sat and dined with the Beloved Creator, their hearts did burn and their eyes did open and see the Glary of HIS Majesty, Dominion and Authority.  As they beheld this great Glory, each one arose and declared to the world that at long last they had found the Savior of the universe, Who has returned to earth to dwell among men!

CHRIST, OUR REDEEMER, WE THANK THEE!

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

 

PEACE, EVERYONE: Here we all are again; there I sit and stand.  In the Unity of the Spirit, of Mind, of Aim and of Purpose I AM unifying MYSELF with the children of men that I might be one of them if they will be one with ME.

Nineteen hundred years ago Christ came as One, He came among the children of men to be One with them that they might be One with Him ; therefore, Christ spiritualized the material world and the material world in which He came materialized Him.  Aren't you glad !

By this we are united together, if not in one way we are in another.  In some way we are actually united, and by this unity we understand each other better.

But one thought most deeply to be considered — the thing you vividly visualize you tend to materialize. I have often taught, is it not better to visualize the best than to visualize the worst — to harmonize with the best, the progressiveness of the progressive, of the prosperous, and the happiness of the happy — is it not better to harmonize with something that is advancing, progressive and is actually progressing, than to harmonize with something that is lowrating, degrading and deteriorating?

 

Divine Citizenry

For this cause I AM that I AM ; through MY Condescension among the children of men, I stand as One with them so that they might be One with ME as I AM from a supernatural and from a mental and spiritual point of view, so that they might be lifted above materialism, mortality and limitation.  So long as you live in mortality, materialism and the mortal version you live in limitation.  You cannot express your real mental and spiritual Divine citizenry of the Kingdom — the Kingdom that was prepared for you before the foundation of the world.

But oh, how glorious it is to live, to live in this state in consciousness where you can actually materialize each and everything you vividly visualize.  The abstract expression is in evidence of what you daily experience.  The materialization of your fondest imagination is a Living Reality.  The practicality of the same is common among the children of men, for I put into practice the Words I have spoken and the thoughts I AM thinking.  Aren't you glad!

 

Point of Perfection

Hence, it is a privilege to see the unfoldment, not only the material as observed, but the mental and spiritual unfoldment.  Some may say, "HE speaketh as one who is boastful of the mortal version, who boasteth HIMSELF above measure."  But I speak not only from the material unfoldment and perfection of a real material or physical sanitation I have lifted as a standard, but a mental and spiritual one.  I speak after the manner of perfection that has been manifested mentally and spiritually as well as materially.

But it is true, the material sight is the outward expression and is the manifestation of your mental and spiritual conception; therefore, we speak spiritually when we speak materially.  Aren't you glad! For the material things we enjoy, observe and manifest, they are but the outward expression of some mental and spiritual conception.

The earth we observe upon which we live and all visible creation, came forth into expression through and by some mental and spiritual conception, through and by some mental and spiritual deliverance and the emancipation of the visible from the bounds of the invisible — bringing it out into an expression to give the conscious thinking person the understanding to observe something supernatural.  So it is a privilege.



Breaking Bread

By this we unite daily in our divers assemblages and express the Unity of the Spirit, of Mind, of Aim and of Purpose, and partake of the Cup and Bread from a material point of view as the reality of coming in, supping with you.

The material food, through your faith, is actually blessed.  It is made the sustenance of your spirit and of your mind.  You are now taking it anew with ME in your FATHER'S Kingdom.

The symbol of the ordinary churches was bespeaking what you are now enjoying.  Just look at this beautiful Love Feast Table — this wonderful Communion Table — how we commune in the Unity of the Spirit, of Mind, of Aim and of Purpose as did the prophets, the sages and the seers in the days of old!

It has been a common custom, even until now, when you wished to put something over to your fellowman, to take him out to luncheon. He can understand you better when you eat with him.  You become as he is and unify as far as that particular luncheon is concerned.  You partake with him and he with you, and each of you usually enjoy the food — because when you partake of the same food together you are in common as far as that food is concerned, and if you are not mindful you will take on some of the thoughts of the one's mind with whom you are dining.

It is written:

"Evil communications corrupt good morals; ill qualities are catching as well as diseases, and a man is known by his company-keepers."


But I hope to be persevering enough, substantiated enough and unshaken enough and bent and bound in one way enough not to allow mortality's version to change ME, but to demand mortality and its version to be born again.

The men when they talked with Jesus by the way, their hearts did burn; they could not understand Him ; and yet they did not even so much as know Him, and He was not revealed to them until He and they assembled to dine.  Can you not see the mystery?  But when they came in the dining roam, to one common thought, something came over them when they came on one common level, for one common thought and for one common purpose.  They thought of one thing together if they had not thought on any other, therefore, their eyes came open; they could see HIS Glory.  They could see the mystery much better.  I believe there are those who can see the mystery better by sitting and supping with ME — your Humble Servant.  I thank you.

 

 

 

Remarks (In Part) by Some of the Visiting Ministers Following the Above Message

 

Reverend Lee of Philadelphia spoke first as follows:

 

PEACE, FATHER: PEACE, EVERYONE:

FATHER, I arise to say tonight, to ask YOU to make me worthy to be with YOU!  Hallelujah!  I know that YOU are GOD and beside YOU there is no other GOD for me.  And so I ask YOU to make ME worthy to be with THEE.  Oh, it is truly wonderful!  It takes my mind back, as FATHER said, nineteen hundred years ago, when Jesus and His Disciples were eating the last Passover.  Oh my! It is wonderful to know and to see that we have the same opportunity tonight to eat and sup with the LORD! —Oh!— with our FATHER!  It is wonderful, children!  Oh, it is wonderful to live under the atmosphere of GOD ALMIGHTY, FATHER DIVINE!  Oh, it is wonderful!  I just would that I could just even stay — stay under the atmosphere all the time and never get from out of HIS Sight.  It is truly wonderful, children, to be with GOD!

FATHER, make me worthy to be with YOU!  Oh, how my heart does burn!  Oh, it burns within to stand on two feet and hear FATHER demonstrate and unfold the Scripture so wonderfully.  Oh, I have been reading that Bible ever since I was eleven years old, and oh, how HE can unfold it so wonderfully! — and I can see it so plain since I have been with HIM.  I can see the unfoldment of that Scripture so wonderfully.  Oh, it is truly wonderful to be in the Presence of the LORD!  I thank YOU, FATHER, I thank YOU!

 

 

 

(Reverend Wilson arose directly after this testimony to speak enthusiastically as follow:)

 

PEACE, FATHER: PEACE, EVERYONE: It seems like I just can't keep quiet tonight.  The more I see and the more I hear, the more I want to talk; and these are the words that keep ringing in my heart.
"How sweet the Name of FATHER sounds,
In every believer's ears,
Soothes our sorrows, heals our wounds,
And drives away our fears."


We don't have to be afraid of Hitler or anyone else any more.  Whenever we know GOD is with us we have nothing to fear.

I thank YOU, FATHER, for this wonderful evening of happiness; that I can be eliminated from the things of the world.  Things at home go wrong at times, but if you can just leave your home and get into this atmosphere you forget all about home and everything that is connected with it.

 

The Preachers Cannot Compete with GOD

I thank YOU, FATHER, for this evening, I say, of HAPYINESS; to be in YOUR Presence and amongst the angels with such expression on their faces of joy.  When I look at the Table think of the five thousand — Glory to GOD! — that were fed with such a little amount of two fishes.  G1ory to GOD!  How many preachers with various churches tonight have ever fed a table like this?  Let them boast or say what they will or may, but they cannot compete with GOD.

Tonight I am happy to know that HE has made me welcome at the Banquet Table to sup with HIM and to enjoy the fruits of HIS Goodness.  Isn't it wonderful, children?  I thank YOU, FATHER!

 

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