Greetings, 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 ponder our lives as seek to understand the consequence of seeking to know the Father's
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
The Consequence of Seeking to Know the Father's Will
"I will pray to the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with
for forever; Even the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not,
neither knoweth him: but ye know him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not
leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John, Chapter 14, verses 16, 17 and 18.
Brothers and sisters, what exactly happens to our praying souls when we are in a crisis and seek to
know the Father's will? What effect does this seeking have on the outcome of the particular crisis?
How does the Father respond to such a inquiry?
During a crisis, we mobilize all of our forces when we seek to know the Father's will. Crises are
times of great growth, emotional liability, notwithstanding. This is because such crises propel all
efforts to supreme levels, where we meet the divine spirit of the Father and the Spirit of Truth of
Jesus. The divine spirit is the will of the Father, and the Spirit of Truth, the spirit of Jesus, is the
revelation of that will. Our supreme effort in seeking God's will is matched by the divine spirit
creating a union of our will with the divine will. We become one with the Father's will through His
Spirit of Truth, the spirit of Jesus In such a situation, when we seek to know the divine will, we are
in fact seeking the eternal response to the problem at hand.
Such seeking immediately floods our consciousness with all the known facts of the situation that we
have acquired, along with a recombination of the facts along the lines of truth. Also an immediate
survey is made of our past experiences with similar problems accompanied with the possible solution
and the future effects of the solution. And based upon this union of the past, present, and future, the
divine wisdom floods our consciousness, along with the moral and spiritual power needed to effect
such a union of the human and the divine when the decision to act is finally executed. And the
decision executed is always the decision of the highest possible value, always the righteous decision,
for that is the Father's will.
During the union of our will and the divine will, we must keep in mind that the divine response is
always in how we respond, not how someone else may respond who may be party to the crisis. The
seeking of the Father's will is always personal and personal in the highest sense. We must keep in
mind that we are seeking the eternal response to the crisis at hand. And this response is a spiritual
response, though it may be accompanied by a material vehicle or may be revealed through a material
vehicle. But when we seek the Father's will something more powerful happens than just the response.
Though the seeking of the Father's will may not and often does not change the material outcome of
the situation, especially where other free will action is involved, it does change us. And though the
material aspects of the crisis must be borne, they are borne gracefully as faith, hope, and trust
overshadows everything. And though the material aspects may seem to last a long time, they are only
temporal and pass, but something of eternal ramification takes place within us. Our souls are
changed forever, and this change is always true, beautiful and good. As the crisis mounts, so does
our effort to know the Father's will. Finally a vision of the Father through Jesus is revealed. Suddenly
a peace that passes all understanding comes over us, as the soul realizes its indestructibility and its
victory over another one of the battles of evil.
Our value system is elevated. And the spiritual consciousness, the faith realization, and the
intellectual acceptance that we are indeed sons and daughters of the heavenly Father flashes through
our entire being. And it is through this crisis that the Father shines most brightly. This spiritual
display of the Father through His Son, Jesus, is astounding to those who appreciate such revelations.
The emotional difficulties and reactions to the crisis will subside, as joy bursts from our souls
spontaneously and worship emanates from our souls. By submitting to the crisis and going through
it, there is experienced that spiritual victory that can only be won by submitting to every earth
struggle subject to the Father's will.
Each time we seek the Father's will makes us just a little more Godlike, a bit more like Jesus. And
though we are progressing along an eternal, infinite and absolute path, we can expect to become
supremely Godlike, even ultimately Godlike, and since all things are possible with God perhaps even
absolutely Godlike. This consistent and persistent seeking eventually makes this human divine will
union factual as well as truthful. And then a spiritual jubilee is evoked in the heavenly hosts as they
watch this astounding spiritual potential emerge from the lowly human who dared to believe Jesus
with all his heart and soul that he could become perfect as Jesus is a perfect revelation of the Father.
This concludes today's message on understanding the consequence of seeking to know the Father's
will. We hope you find something in this message to ponder and pray about as you go about your
Until next time, this is Dr. James Perry.