Sure Enough Thankful!



FATHER DIVINE'S Sermon Given Whilst at the Holy Communion Table
Peace Center, Nazareth Missions' Home for the Aged, Church and Training School. Inc. of New York
13-17 West 128th Street New York City Sunday, April 21, 1946 A.D.F.D. Time: 8:50 P. M.









The following is the beautiful composition sung by the Rosebuds just before FATHER arose to speak:

Love, Love, Love,
Love that flows so free!
Love, Love, Love,
Flowing for you and me!
And the Source of this wonderful Love

Health, Health, Health, etc.
Life, Life, Life, etc.
Prosperity, Prosperity, Prosperity, etc.
Success, Success, Success, etc.
Peace, Peace, Peace, etc. ,
Joy, Joy, Joy, etc.

(FATHER speaks as follows:)


PEACE EVERYONE!  Good Health, Good Will, a Good Appetite, Good Manners, Good Behavior, all Success and all Prosperity; Life, Liberty and the Reality of Happiness!   These and all other blessings I bring.   Now aren't you glad!   That last number in itself is explanatory.   It needs no explanation.   As you look about yourself and observe the unlimited Success, unlimited Prosperity and observe unlimited and yet untold Love, you can observe unlimited and untold Peace that the world cannot afford!   Aren't you glad!

I need not say more, but by inspiration in that little composition as a declaration and for the future a prediction, the Rosebuds brought that little message out to the children of men and they know I will not let them down on it!   Joy that flows so freel!    And the Spirit declares, "FATHER DIVINE is the Source of that Wonderful Joy" — flowing for you and for me, they say; but I said, for you and for them and for everyone!   Now isn't that Wonderful?.

This is just a slight sketch and a reflection of a percent of a fraction of a grain of a percent of a fraction of a grain of a percent of a fraction of a grain of what I AM Actually doing.   You will hear more from ME later and you will hear from ME in other places as well as in Switzerland.   Truly I AM here and I AM there and I AM everywhere! Aren't you glad!   For this Love and this Joy and this Peace and this Prosperity you can plainly see Tangibilated and Materialized and Personified, is flowing for you and for them.   Aren't you glad!   It is the Source of ,all supply!   It can and it will Satisfy every good desire.   Aren't you glad!


No Depression Here

You have heard GOD is a panacea for every ill and an Adjuster of all matters and will adjust matters satisfactorily.   It does not look much like depressions here, does it?   It has been like this here all the time!   Nineteen hundred years ago when there were about five thousand hungry and they wanted something to eat, they did not see anything, but yet there was no depression there.   It was no depression there and there is no depression here!   Aren't you glad!   There are no more lacks and wants and limitations!  There are no more adverse and undesirable conditions, for GOD has solved the economic problem and has adjusted matters satisfactorily for You!

This is a beautiful place to be, where the abundance of the fullness of the consciousness of good, no space is vacant of the fullness thereof; and it is not a supposition!   You may have once imagined something, but I have turned your imaginations, through tangibilization, into materialization and personified both it and them so that you might be able to enjoy them!

"Handle me and feel me and see that a spirit has not flesh and bones."

It is not something mythical.  It is something Tangible, Real and Practical.   Then you can in reality say:

"Praise God from Whom all blessings flow."

Do not think it is strange to what you have been taught from your early days.   You have been taught to praise GOD by the doxology:

"Praise God from Whom all blessings flow. Praise him all creatures here below."

You have been taught to do it.   Now do it and you can see it, for it is no longer in the invisible and imaginary realm of things.   A good many of you in your infancy were taught to pray GOD's blessings on the food:

"LORD, make us truly thankful for the blessings we are about to receive, for the nourishment of our bodies and for the benefit of our souls."


Real Thankfulness

I have made millions thankful automatically. I have made that prayer a living reality.   That is what they say automatically and unthoughtfully, "I thank YOU, FATHER!" — because I have made them thankful.   You asked to make you thankful—"LORD, make us thankful"; but when you said, "I thank YOU," you were not made thankful at that time.   You were not made thankful until GOD actually made you thankful and tuned your hearts to sing GOD's praise.   Now you are sure enough thankful!

.Just to say, "I thank YOU", amounts to nothing, unless you are made thankful sure enough. I made you thankful! You know it is true! Before I came to the recognition and the realization of millions, they were not thankful, yet they may say, "I thank God." But to be made thankful, you are thankful automatically as GOD made you, by HIS creative forces of nature. GOD made you what you are. That is what it is all about!

For this cause we do rejoice to present to the world at large a sample and an example of the kind of world in which we shall live!   This is not a supposition!   I AM not talking about in which we would like to live only, but it is the kind of world in which we shall live, for I shall have it as it is at MY right hand and at MY left, from shore to shore and from land to land!   As it is in this Holy Communion Hall, so shall I have it all over this wide extended plane from shore to shore and from land to land!

Then this is the kind of world, if you live— you shall live in, where there is the abundance of every good and desirable blessing, and none will need seek Equal Rights, but they all will have the same rights!   Aren't you glad!   And the Bill of Rights shall be enacted from the Capitol to the streets and through every street— I mean in these United States of America.   Aren't you glad!

This mighty Holy Love! I heard you sing down in Christendom:

"Come, thou Fount of every blessing, Tune our hearts to sing God's praise !"

Now you are singing GOD's praise!   It is written:

"He shall change your vile bodies in fashion like unto his glorious body."

Changing your vile bodies in fashion like unto GOD's incorruptible and undefiled Body, even in your fondest imagination of the Almighty.   I mean that kind of Body in your fondest imagination of the Almighty.   If you do not believe it as you see it, you have some sort of an imagination, and your fondest and most perfect imagination of the Almighty, I have and I AM making your bodies in fashion like unto HIS glorious Body

 All Shall Have Abundance

I need not say more. After a while there will be no mare begging and stealing and killing for something to eat, for all will have a plenty to eat and nice places to sleep.   Aren't you glad!   All are bountifully supplied with the abundance of the fullness of everything their hearts and minds can desire.   None will have a desire to hurt nor harm in all of MY Holy Mountain.   Then the lion and the lamb can lie down together because the lion will not have a desire to eat him because he has a plenty to eat without eating the lamb.

Now who would feel like going out stealing or hold up anyone to get something to eat when they can sit down at these festival boards with the abundance of the fullness of everything that heart can desire and to spare, with a plenty left over all the time?   Why would anyone want to do anything wrong to get something to eat when they can get it by doing right?   Aren't you glad!

I will not bore you longer as I have two more great banquets to serve between this and the rising of another sun. Those of us who have dined will arise, take the back seats and back stand or pass out and pass on and allow others to come and do even as we have done.   All who desire to eat, you may take our seats and help yourself right here, for where I AM going—the next Church, of course—we have to serve the Choir especially.   I thank you.








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