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 will ponder our lives as we seek to understand further insight into the
doing of the Father's Will.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
Further Insight Into the Doing of the Father's Will
"Jesus saith unto them, My meat is do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work." John,
Chapter 4, Verse 34.
If a pig is caked with mud, and you want him to be spotless for the state fair, there is only one thing
to do: scrub him until he is spotless no matter how much he protests. Why he is covered by mud is
a not important.
Brothers and sisters, we know that the impulse of divine love in our minds and souls comes from
impulse of the divine spirit. This is the practical recognition of the divine spirit, and is the outward
pressure of the divine spirit to manifest itself in the world. How we respond to this impulse of
spiritual import determines if or to what extend the Father is revealed to the world. When we respond
to the Father’s spiritual impulse, we are doing of the Father's will. As we choose these impulses of
divine love and mercy, the repercussions of these decisions are that we become increasingly like the
source of these impulses. The more altruistic decisions we make the more our potentials become
But experience has shown us that we do not always choose the divine impulses. We do not always
recognize the import of these drives. We often consider them just another choice in our minds that
we can embrace if we desire to, depending on how we feel or what disposition we may be in at the
present moment of stimulus-choice. Often times we don't recognize that the evils of our lives and
the world are to be defeated by the consistent and persistent choosing of these divine impulses of
To understand the relative levels of response to the divine spirit, we must understand the nature of
this spirit, and its role our minds and souls. The divine spirit is the gift of the heavenly Father. It is
the Father of our souls. And it is the soul that responds to and can know the heavenly Father. But as
you probably surmise, this process is an progressive process, one of growth and development. It
takes time for the soul to grow.
The introduction of an unselfish impulse contending with a selfish impulse of the human gives rise
to decisional errors. These opposing realities that compel us to choose, Which sometimes lead evil,
sin, and iniquity. We have been given an opportunity to transcend ourselves, and become a living
eternal son, but to accomplish this, we must choose to abide by the Father's will, to become like the
Father. By becoming like the Father, we eternalize our souls. When we first begin choosing these
impulses, we are likely to be accurate in executing the Father's will. These errors are deficient of
wisdom-this is the unintended violation of the divine will. It is a misreading of the spiritual impulse,
the failure to intelligently submit our will to the divine will. Today, we see these divine impulses at
work socially, but often times the effect of unwisely executing the Father's will result in disharmony
For example, say there is a poor and hungry man who is not able to get food to sustain himself. In
this situation, this stimulus appeals to our altruistic drive: It appears that the correct thing to do
spiritually is to give him food. We know this person will soon, and the impulse again is to give him
food. But this practice constitute evil in that it first destroys the self-dignity of the man, by destroying
his incentive to acquire food. Depending on the good will of others causes him to give us any effort
on his part to secure what he needs.
It would be better to teach this individual how to acquire his own food. This might involve training
or teaching him how to grow his own food or something else that serves the same purpose. If we give
an individual a fish, we will have to give him another one tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, ad
infinitum. If we teach him how to fish, we will not have to give him any fish. There are literally
thousands of people in our society who fall into this very category of not being taught how to fish,
people who have lost the desire to provide for themselves and depend upon the good will of others
to take care of them. We should always insure the true needs of the individual are met rather than
We generally recognize evils of violence, greed, and other gross immoral and ethical practices. But
society does not recognize that taking of others who could be taught to care for themselves is evil.
Those who recognize this evil do so from a purely selfish perspective; that is, they do not want to
contribute anything to anyone whom they are not directly related. They feel no compassion for the
less fortunate. So we see from this situation, if we could do the Father’s will, we would embrace
knowledge and wisdom to execute that will. Knowledge is acquired by the meticulous study of the
nature of the "beast" and wisdom is acquired through reflection and by the attempt to execute this
The unintended and unconscious violation of the Father’s will-evil-can only be corrected by the
comprehending truth, the correct relationship between motive and action. Truth comprehension
requires the growth of the soul to the point where it can discern truth. (the born again experience)
The born again experience not only allows the believer to discern the goodness in his soul but also
allows him to discern the truth there as well. Truth that liberates the soul from the chains of evil.
The process of being born again is a growth process and is facilitated by the whole hearted desire
to do the Father's will. No area of the human character will remain hidden from the searching light
of Godlikeness. Every defect of the human character must be exposed to the matchless character of
the Heavenly Father, must be exposed to and scrubbed by the matchless character of the heavenly
Father who removes mud (evil) from it, no matter how long it takes or how much scrubbing is needed.
This concludes today's message on understanding meaning of further insight into the doing of the
Father's will. We hope you find something in this message to ponder and pray about as you go about
Until next time, this is Dr. James Perry.