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 why we are never alone.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
Jesus said, "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John, Chapter 14,
Brothers and sisters, from a purely human perspective, it may appear that we are often alone.
Sometimes we feel alone even in the midst of our human brethren. And from a human
perspective, we must concede that we are often alone. But from the spiritual point of view,
we are never alone. To understand this truth, let us see what makes us human.
We have a mind, free will, body, soul, and a spirit. We also have a moral and spiritual nature
in addition to our animal nature. We have the ability to know God and can choose to do His
will, thus insuring that we will survive this mortal life. We can choose to worship God and
become like him in the process. Because we have souls, we can survive this life.
When we think about the life of a human being, we recognize that though we operate through
a material vehicle on this level of reality, we actually experience this living in our minds. The
values and meanings of life are actually experienced in our souls and minds. This includes
the deepest sorrow and pain as well as the ecstatic joy that we experience. Thus while our
bodies are the mechanism whereby contact is made with material reality and the vehicle
whereby material reality is manipulated and changed, it is hardly the essence of a human
It is more proper to think of a human being not only as a body but also mind and spirit. With
the endowment of personality with its priceless free will endowments, as the human moral
nature begins to unfold, there soon comes to join him those spiritual influences that
transmute him from a purely animal origin being to a potential spiritual creature. This
potential spiritual creature is the soul that comes into existence with its first moral choice.
Subsequent to this point, it is more truthful to refer to a human being as a combination of
mind and spirit united by personality in the never-ending journey of discovering the spiritual
meanings and values of the heavenly Father.
This discovery of spiritual meanings and values is the essence of spiritual growth. As we
discover spiritual meanings and values and integrate them into ourselves by the action of
personality, we become for all practical purposes a spiritualizing being. It is in this
connection that we are never alone. From the highest level of spiritual reality to the lowest,
we are embraced, lovingly cared for, comforted, inspired, shown mercy, forgiveness, and
otherwise treated as the children of the heavenly Father. The Father himself comes to live
within our minds and souls, sharing our lives. Through all of our trials and tribulations, the
Father shares each and everyone, strengthening us and loving us, encouraging us to master
this life. Jesus' spirit, the Spirit of Truth, surrounds our minds and souls, constantly guiding
us in the way of truth, always declaring, "this is the way."
Countless impersonal spiritual influences impinge upon and within us, bathing and teaching
our minds and souls. On the outside countless spiritual beings minister to our minds and
souls, heroically working to salvage our souls, assisting in our growing away from material
reality towards spiritual reality as the primary purpose of living. We can commune with these
spiritual forces and can enjoy the superlative conscious communion with our heavenly Father
in worship, can communicate with the spiritual forces, can offer petitions, and can receive
guidance. We can enjoy an almost endless variety of spiritual qualities. We are only limited
by our desire and capacity to receive them; and our capacity to receive is expanded
continually by our desire for spiritual qualities. As we continue our spiritual striving through
prayer, worship, and loving service, our spiritual awareness of all these spiritual beings and
As we tread this material level of reality; we should take comfort that spiritually we are never
alone. And to paraphrase one of the popular songs:
You don't ever have to walk along.
Come on my little child;
take my hand and walk with me.
This concludes today's message on understanding why we are never alone. 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.