Greetings and good morning brothers and sisters. This is Dr. James Perry continuing with our series
where we seek to explore the deeper meanings of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the years,
the heavenly Father has revealed many revelations of spiritual truth to me, and I want to share them
with you. This morning we seek to understand divinity in the incomplete soul.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
The Divinity in the Incomplete Soul
"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Matthew, Chapter
5, Verse 48.
Brothers and sisters, if one lines a row of dominoes across a certain distance with an appropriate
space between them, and even though the end of the line of dominoes cannot be visualized, a push
of the lead domino against the one next to it will set off a chain reaction, where eventually all the
dominoes will fall down. Someone observing this reaction from a narrow viewpoint may well
conclude that the dominoes at a distance are unaffected. The person who has a complete viewpoint
Brothers and sisters, if we perceive divine love, the love of the Father, we can radiate this same love,
thus demonstrating divinity. We are indeed one with the Father. The quantity of the quality may be
reduced, but the quality--when and if it flows--is undiminished. The quantity of the quality of divine
love is directly proportional to status of our existence, for absolute perfection of status perceives and
radiates absolute quantity of the quality of divine love. Zero status perceives and radiates zero
quantity of the quality of divine love. Incomplete status, which lies somewhere on the plane between
zero and absolute status, perceives and radiates a variable quantity of quality, depending upon the
degree of completeness, the degree of perfection.
Imperfection of status is not sin, which is the conscious violation of divine love. Imperfection is evil,
either actual or potential; that is, we actually mischoose or are capable of mischoosing. Being
imperfect, we can only discover goodness when contrasted against evil--the unconscious violation
of divine law. We can only choose that which we are conscious of. So how is it that we become
conscious of divine truth? Consciousness of divine truth requires the birth of the soul. We must be
born again. The born again experience makes the soul conscious of spiritual reality--truth, beauty,
and goodness, the unification of which is divine love.
The imperfect soul still must choose good over evil, and the evil choice is always possible. Evil
suggests a certain deficiency of wisdom. Thus, goodness suggests a certain quality of wisdom.
Goodness is an absolute value, but by the time it is associated with an imperfect soul, its perception
becomes relative. The exercise of a decision on behalf of goodness is not only a matter of the
technical right thing to do, but must also contain such qualities as timing, when, how, and to what
extent. An act that would be considered good one thousand years ago might be considered evil if
done today. This demonstrates the relativity of goodness in a time-space universe.
Wisdom combined with the technicality of right is a good act. Wisdom is received doing reflective
problem solving in the worship attitude. As the Spirit of Truth embraces a potential decision, it is
modified to conform with the mandates of wisdom. As the mind is illuminated with the Spirit of
Truth, divinity functions. A decision is made whose quality is indistinguishable from truth, beauty,
Divine oneness with the Father, through the Spirit of Truth, allows truth, beauty, and goodness of
the Father's love to flow through the soul. The divine oneness is oneness of purpose, oneness of
spirit. It is not oneness in the absolute or infinite sense, but it is oneness in the supreme sense. And
like the falling dominoes, this oneness will grow as our souls move toward completion. As we look
back across time and space, we see souls that are gradually becoming perfect. Its preceding stages
make it possible to achieve the next stage of existence. Each stage of existence expands the
perception of goodness while diminishing the potential of evil. But the soul who has wholeheartedly
embraced the Father's will by that very decision becomes one with the Father--becomes divine and
allows the Father to manifest Himself through him on this present level of existence.
This concludes today's message on understanding divinity in the incomplete soul. We hope you find
something in this message to ponder and pray about as you go about your day. Until next time, this
is Dr. James Perry.