"In the Perfection of a Feast I Stand" - Father Divine

 

 

FATHER DIVINE'S MESSAGE GIVEN WHILST AT THE HOLY COMMUNION TABLE
1887-1889 MADISON AVENUE NEW YORK CITY, N. Y., FRIDAY, JUNE 26th, 1942 A.D.F.D. TIME — 5:30 P.M.

(In Part)

Holy Communion Banquet Service, Bible Institute

Holy Communion Banquet Service, Bible Institute

 

 

 

You are sitting at the Welcome Table
In this land, in this land,
You are sitting at the Welcome Table
In this land, in this land,
You are sitting at the Welcome Table,
You are sitting at the Welcome Table,
You are sitting at the Welcome Table in this land.
This is the Table David spoke about
In this land, in this land,
This is the Table David spoke about
In this land, in this land,
This is the Table David spoke about,
This is the Table David spoke about,
This is the Table David spoke about in this land.
Now won't you eat, drink and be merry
In this land, in this land?
Won't you eat, drink and be merry
In this land, in this land.? etc.
This is the Table Solomon spoke about
In this land, in this land,
This is the Table Solomon spoke about In this land, in this land, etc.
And HE led me up to the Banqueting House this land, in this land, etc.
So you are sitting at the Welcome Table In this land, in this land, etc.
And HIS Banner over us is Love In this land, in this land, etc.
So this is the Table Jesus spoke about In this land, in this land, etc.
I want you to eat, drink and be merry In this land, in this land, etc.
This is GOD your FATHER,S Table
In this land, in this land,
This is GOD your FATHER'S Table
In this land, in this land,
This is GOD your FATHER'S Table,
This is GOD your FATHER,S Table,
This is GOD your FATHER'S Table in this land."

(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; the Foundation and the actual establishment of a Utopian government for which you all have prayed.

It is a privilege to realize, the fulfilment of the Scripture is no longer merely surmised but actually realized, for in the fulfilment of it, it is materialized. This is a material Table as an abstract expression according to your fondest imagination of feasting at the Welcome Table some day. You, a good many of you, have sung that song,

"Some day we shall feast at the Welcome Table"


and I heard one say by composition and it has been sung and transmitted through the ages even until now:

"There is rest for the weary,
There is rest for you,
On the other side of Jordan,
In the sweet fields of Eden,
There is a Tree of Life a-blooming ;
There is rest for the weary,
There is rest for you."


realizing the Scriptures and inspirational predictions are being fulfilled in this dispensation, and you are in the fulfilling and in the making of the Scriptures a reality.

 

A Prediction of the Holy Communion Table

Oh, how glorious it is to realize you are sitting at the Welcome Table. Truly might have Solomon declared,

"And he led us up to the banqueting house, and his banner over us is love."


It was a declaration apparently as though he was speaking of himself individually, or as an individual, but it was a prediction of this dispensation when there would be a Banqueting House established — better known in reality as the Holy Communion Service in all of the different places, as Banquets such as had not been mentioned many times in the Bible. Banquets were not mentioned very many times in the Bible as feasts were because they did not have so very much, but they would have now and again a great feast.

 

FATHER Has Established Perfection of a Feast

But oh, how glorious it is to realize, in the Perfection of a Feast I stand, having established the Perfection of a Feast for the children of men—that Banqueting House universally where you can sit at the Welcome Table, or where you have sat at the Welcome Table and where you can sit at the Welcome Table daily, and the controlling Power over you supernaturally is Love!

We are not speaking of the Love and the controlling Power merely to be materially depicted as a symbol only, but the reality of that which the symbol represents.

The Banner over you is Love! Again in the fulfilment of the Scripture,

"Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies."

 

Keeping Soul and Body Together

It is wonderful to realize the Table has been set and the bounty and the blessings have been spread and you can partake of this Holy Bread for the sustenance of your bodies and for the benefit of your souls, for the purpose of uniting your soul and body together. You have heard men say from time to time, "It takes all you can do to keep soul and body together," especially when there are economic panics and famines and depressions in the land such as our various political administrations have brought upon the children of men. They can hardly keep soul and body together because they do not get enough to eat.

But I came to supply the Abundance of the Fullness of the Consciousness of Good of every necessary food for the sustenance of your bodies and for the benefit of your souls, to keep your soul and your body together so that your soul will be your body and your body will be your soul.

When you are true and are led by the Spirit of GOD, the little leaven leaveneth the whole lump, and your body actually becomes to be your soul, and your soul is your body, for they are united together in the fulfilment of the Gospel Epistle of the Apostle when he predicted,

"They that are joined to the Lord are one Spirit."

When your body is joined to the Lord effectively and when your soul is joined to the Lord effectively, GOD unites them together in that marriage that cannot be severed. Hence, your soul and your body are one when I keep them together, until they are awakened and resurrected in the newness of life, and it is a matter of impossibility then to get one without getting the other!

You cannot get the soda out of the biscuit without getting the biscuit, for they have been kneaded together and preserved by cooking. Can you not see the mystery? And all of the soda and even the salt and sugar and other ingredients, they are all dissolved into one; hence, to get one you must get the other.

 

Led by the Spirit, Soul and Body Are Firmly United

I AM keeping your souls and bodies together until I can unite them effectively. When you are led by the Spirit persistently and continually it is a matter of impossibility to get your soul without getting your body; it is a matter of impossibility to get your body without getting your soul.

Elijah was an abstract expression in the verification of what I AM telling you, before I told you. GOD caused Elijah to be true and faithful and be led by the Spirit, and whensoever GOD would call Elijah, Elijah would obey, and eventually he went everywhere where GOD told him to go and did what GOD told him to do, and the spirit and the body, as being termed the soul, were so harmonious, and through harmonization they came into the unification of Spirit, of Mind and of Aim and Purpose. Hence, when GOD called for Elijah's soul HE could not get the soul without getting the body.

Enoch walked and talked with GOD three hundred years. You see, he observed GOD continually until GOD called for that which is termed the soul, the spirit. GOD could not get the spirit without getting the body, and GOD took him for he walked and talked with HIM!

So it is a wonderful privilege to see how the keeping the soul and the body together will bring about that long-sought-for Kingdom on the earth plane, because you need not keep going up on the psychic plane and you cannot get there, only in spirit and mind; you cannot get there physically or personally. Therefore, the psychics are for those who live in the psychics and not for those of you who live in the reality.

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