THE UNIVERSALITY OF GOD'S LOVE FOR ALL HUMANITY

 

 

FATHER DIVINE'S SERMON GIVEN WHILST AT THE CIRCLE MISSION CHURCH, HOME AND TRAINING SCHOOL, INC. OF PENNSYLVANIA
764-772 S. BROAD STREET PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 1946 A.D.F.D.   TIME: 3 :55 P. M.

 

 

 

The Banquet Table at Circle Mission Church Philadelphia

The Banquet Table at Circle Mission Church Philadelphia

 

 

 

(FATHER, speaks as follows:)

 

PEACE, EVERYONE: Good Health, Good Will, a Good Appetite, Good Manners, Good Behavior, all Success and all Prosperity for both young and old - and for everyone, whomsoever they may be that will bring themselves into subjection to the Fundamentals for which we stand!

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A little while ago, when the first speaker mentioned having some place to come, I would just like to say, after a while those who live will have a place to come, a place to go and a place to stay universally.

I came to bring an abolition to misery, disappointment and failure! I came to contagionize the very atmosphere in which you live so that you might inhale and exhale, yea, breathe the Spirit of Prosperity, Life, Liberty and Happiness.

But there are those who oppose and refuse to accept of the Truth.  To them their reward is that of which is written:

"He that believeth not shall be ..."


(you know what)

"but he that believeth shall be saved."


It is written:

"I will bless your going out and bless your coming in, and bless you in your baskets, and bless you in the fruit of your land and in the fruit of your cattle.   I will bless you in everything that you doeth, and whatsoever you may do, you will prosper if you love me and keep my commandments."

These thoughts are well worth considering, while yet there are many fail to love GOD and keep HIS Commandments; therefore they are made subject to the reverse of those—such blessings as mentioned.  Hence, they cannot come into possession of these infinite, yea, limitless blessings.  But if they will, it is written:

"Whosoever will, let them come and take of the water of life freely, for it is the gift of God to the children of men, to all of them who will accept of him."

The Universality of GOD

The universalization of this at MY Holy Banquet Table is in evidence in the establishment of righteousness for a Righteous Government.   Therefore, the universalization of it, the Nature and the Characteristics of the universality of GOD I AM personifying as well as producing in the midst of this people, to give you victory over that which is known as misery, disappointment and failure.

That which is operative and expressive for one, it is operative and expressive for each and every one if they are in that, place as well as at that place in consciousness where they make themselves eligible to come into possession of the blessings!

For this cause, to you, MY fellow citizens, hearers and friends, as well as those of MY immediate following, I have spread a Table—and the universality of the Table is in the making!  The Spirit and the meaning of the universality of the Truth as exemplified among you is in the midst of you and in the making of whatsoever I AM doing, in the setting of such a Table.  And those who come in these different audiences and especially in our Holy Communion Hall, to you it is a Banquet Table—for you it is a Banquet Table. You are not obliged to partake of this unlimited food for the sustenance of your bodies as Holy Communion—you may take it freely for the sustenance of your bodies, for your comfort and for your convenience.

That is an expression of the universality of GOD's Love to and for humanity.  It is the universalization of it in expression, that the universality of GOD and of HIS blessings tangibilated will eventually be established, not only spiritually and mentally but economically.  Aren't you glad!   And eventually none will lack in GOD's abundance, for there is a plenty for all.

For this cause those of you who desire to eat, you have nice places to sit and sup with us.   Aren't you glad!  To take it as food for the sustenance of your bodies, for the comfort and for the convenience of each and all of you, it is a blessing!  It is a blessing!  It is a blessing beyond measure, stressful to be considered continually, and by it you will remember GOD is not only the Savior of your soul, as it has been termed, but the Savior of the bodies of the children of men!

Invitation to Dine

You have a place to come and dine! I heard one say by composition,

"Come and dine: Hear your FATHER calling you!"

Those of you who are worthy, come and take of the Water and Bread of Life freely.  I mean, eat freely! Aren't you glad!

Then you have nice places to eat at.  Those of you who are under the jurisdiction of MY Mind and Spirit and under MY Teaching, and those with whom you are concerned, if they are living according to same, you have nice clean places to sleep! Aren't you glad!

The time is not far distant when humanity will recognize GOD is in the land, redeeming the souls and the bodies of the children of men from death and destruction as well as from lacks, wants and limitations — giving them victory over panics, famines, depressions and even inflations — for GOD your FATHER, is the Master of Omnipotency and the Controller of your Destiny.

You know whereof I speak for it is plain to see before your very eyes, this is more than mortal to command.  And I have not done anything yet to what I will do, for as to the least or any of you, so will I do for humanity universally; and the universality of GOD will be made to humanity a Living Reality—no longer merely something imaginary.  Aren't you glad!

Then I say, you have wonderful places to come and dine. I heard you say down in Christendom:

"I'll be sitting at the Welcome Table some of these days."


No longer a vision!  No longer a dream!  No longer a supposition by the superstitiousness of men, but the recognition and the realization of the most practical and scientific of them.  This is it!  You are sitting at the Welcome Table where the Abundance of the Fullness of the Consciousness of Good, no space is vacant of the Fullness thereof; and it did not just begin! It has been and was, as is, and shall be throughout eternity.  But it has been since you have seen ME; that is, to you it has been since you have seen ME!

 

Give GOD All the Praise!

Just look at the wonderful blessings for which you can give GOD all the praise. One writer said :

"In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

I have something to give thanks for.  And as I have often said, you have said from your infancy:

"LORD, make us truly thankful."

I have made you truly thankful.  You are really thankful because I have quickened thanks in you, and volitionally you say unconsciously, "I thank YOU, FATHER!"  I made you thankful!  I have answered your mother's prayers when you prayed around that little breakfast table when she taught you to say it—

"LORD, make us truly thankful for the blessings we are about to receive!"

Now since I have made you thankful, you can declare and you know I have made you thankful, for truly you know it is ME!

Upon this Foundation if you will stand by giving thanks continually, and praise, your blessings that are limitless, yea, infinite, they will be increased; they will be multiplied; and you will be able to say:

My cup runneth over with Joy."


You will be able to say,

"Truly I believe goodness and mercy shall follow me too, all the days of my life."


Aren't you glad!

What a privilege!  What a privilege!  What a privilege to be in the Actual Presence of GOD.   Not only charged with the magnetic current of GOD's Infiniteness for your soul, but when HE called, it included you—your body as well as your soul.

It is a blessing!  No more lacks, wants and limitations!  Give thanks to GOD and to GOD give praises!  Then you can not only come—have a place to come, but you have places to come and sup and dine with the Lord of lords and the King of kings.  Aren't you glad!

 

The God of the Whole Earth Shall He Be Called!"


said one of the prophets-and you have declared I AM HE. That is what it is all about!

 

Realize Your Privilege

For this cause you can rejoice and realize you have the privilege to come and sit and dine. If you can get seats at the first Table at any time it is your privilege to do so, any of you, so long as you come in these audiences decently and respectfully!

Just think of it — sitting at such Banquet Tables as these as are set daily for every person.   Such Banquet Tables the kings and queens of the earth cannot afford for they are limited mentally and spiritually and limited financially and otherwise; but GOD is Infinite for GOD is GOD! GOD! GOD!  Aren't you glad!  Giving the poorest of you the privilege, as the wealthiest in the earth, to come and sit and dine with the best of food that the earth can afford.  Aren't you glad!

And as with those of you as visiting guests, so with the Followers and coworkers and participators; if you are paying for your meals, pay for them as though you would be paying in the public dining room according to what you are served with and according to what you have been given, or taken.  But know you have the privilege to eat and eat and EAT and EAT!

You have something to praise GOD for!  And outsiders, those who are not Followers as I afore said, as well as those who are Followers—and those who are Followers as well as those who are the immediate coworkers in this and in and at any other institution under the Peace Mission Movement, you have the privilege to come and dine.  You have the privilege to come and dine.   Aren't you glad!

But remember, if over this place or any other place I preside, all things must be done at MY Command and according to MY Will and according to MY Plan!

 

Do Not Interfere with Service to the Pubic

Those of the coworkers, I have said, "Do not go in the public dining room or public kitchen and interfere with the service that they are giving to the public and have them strung up or lined up out in the street, or down the street, and not getting anything to eat on account of you holding them up."

Coworkers are privileged to come in these dining rooms and dine!  You are privileged to arrange it so you can come in at the time they are serving some of the six or seven Banquets they are serving daily here.   You can arrange it to do it at the time that you will not interfere with those on the outside that have not got a dime, some of them, and are strung up in line trying to get something to eat, and you interfering with them in the service that we are giving the public!

Therefore, I say, if you desire to serve, come into the private dining room—and if you do not want to do that, you may be excused!

It has been rumored some have said that if they could not do it they would not serve; they would not work.  Go right now!  It is immaterial to ME!  Every last one who does not wish to serve under MY jurisdiction where I preside, just go where you can serve and have your way, but do not bother with ME.  I don't need that kind of a service!

"Serve the Lord with gladness !"

And I will not have any of those who will attempt to serve if they cannot serve ME with gladness, according to the Scripture, according to the Psalmic prediction of David in all of his Psalmic predictions.  You must serve GOD according to HIS Teaching of the Prophets and all of the other Psalmic predictions and Scriptures and according to the Predictions of Jesus.

If you do not want to serve, just take off your aprons!  Walk out right now!.  I don't need you!  Aren't you glad!  I AM the same One who spoke into existence you.  I can speak into existence millions more, better than you.  Aren't you glad!

GOD is not beholding, neither dependent and GOD does not make dependents, because I have long since declared—I declared it through one—

"I once was young," he said, "but now am old, yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, neither his seed begging bread!"

The quicker you get out of the way, the better, every one who is not pleased with MY system of service and with ME in Person in every move, every deed and every gesture and every action and every activity—just go where you can find someone that can please you!  I thank you!

 

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