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 the degrees of disloyalty towards the Father's will.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
The Degrees of Disloyalty towards the Father's Will
Jesus said, "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and
he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to
him." John, Chapter 14, Verse 21.
Brothers and sisters, in today's broadcast, we shall examine the different degrees of disloyalty
towards the Father's will. In the final analysis, our relationship with the heavenly Father is one of
loyalty towards his will, the degree to which we keep His law of love. "There are degrees of
disloyalty: the partial loyalty of indecision; the divided loyalty of confliction; the dying loyalty of
indifference; and the death of loyalty exhibited in devotion to godless ideals." These states may also
be defined as evil, sin, inequity, and death.
Evil is a reflection of indecision in regard to loyalty towards the Father's will. This level is
characterized by the failure to make a decision to do the Father's will. This is the unconscious
violation of the law of love. It is characterized by ignorance of the divine will. This is our standing
before we are born again. This is the prebirth of the soul. The souls is still being intrigued by the
level of material desires. It fears that by making such commitment to do the Father's will, it will have
to give up something vital to its sense of well being. This is also the period where immature values
are held. The values of pleasure are often elevated above the values of truth and righteousness. There
is a long journey ahead for the souls of mankind, and as it makes this journey, it must move away
from the pursuit of the selfish and the pleasurable and begin the endless journey of truth and
righteousness. The immature values of spiritual childhood must be left behind.
Following on the heels of the indecision of evil is the divided loyalty of confliction. Now at this level
of disloyalty, the soul is quite aware of the values of the truth and the values of evil/errors. There can
be no conflict unless there is a consciousness of two opposing sets of values that are seeking
supremacy. The soul fully understands the two sets of values. Here the soul is consciously
experimenting with the values of evil and the values of truth. It understands the Father's law of love,
but chooses to violate it. In this situation, the soul seeks "to have its cake and eat it too." It is dazzled by its free will and intoxicated with itself. This level of disloyalty is sin, the conscious disloyalty towards the Father will. This is a very dangerous game, for when sin has been chosen often, it may become habitual.
Habitual sinners can easily become iniquitous, where the pursuit of godless ideals are chosen
consistently above the Father's will. Whereas all manners of sin may be forgiven, it is doubtful that
the soul that has crossed over into the land of iniquity will ever repent and seek forgiveness. In this
state, the soul has turned its back completely upon the values of truth and righteousness and is in fact indifferent to them. This is spiritual insanity, and is signaled by the loss of spiritual insight, the loss of the divine spirit. Whereas the soul that is guilty of divided loyalties can repent and return to the
values of truth and righteousness, no such choice exists for the iniquitous one. Here the soul has
become terminally sick and has lost the ability and the capacity to know it. It is too such a one that
the Father says, "My spirit shall not always strive with man.
And now let us see how these levels of loyalty to the Father will is reflected back in our personality
reactions with our brothers and sisters. As we interact with our brothers and sisters, we reflect these
various degrees of loyalty. Though there are many values that we display when exhibiting these
levels of loyalty, we shall consider the value of long suffering and see how it is manifested during
these various states of disloyalty to the Father's will. In the first state of pre-birth state, the soul is
aware of the two levels of loyalty but has not made a decision one way or the other. The souls is in
the valley of indecision. The divine values have only a potential existence within him. He has not
consciously experienced them. He may well be characterized by the quote: " To be or not to be. That
is the question." The display of long suffering is also potential since he is currently being dominated
by his animal nature. Any display of long suffering is purely accidental and is associated with his
own selfish goals.
The next level of loyalty is the level of conflict. Here the soul is aware of the divine values, has in
fact chosen them from time to time, but has no genuine loyalty to them. Sometimes he displays long
suffering and other times he does not. Here we must make a vital distinction. In the former case, the
soul was not conscious that it was violating divine law; in this case, it is. Long suffering goes on and
off like a sustained storm that interferes with the electrical system intermittently causing the light
to blink off and on continually. In the former case it was a question of "to be or not to be." In this
case, it is a question of "Can I be what I want to be with God." Now since all spiritual reality is
sponsored by the Father, identification with this reality is the only way that one can be eternal. But
the conflictor of loyalty has not made a final choice and still has the power and capacity to return to
the paths of truth and righteousness. He can repent and seek forgiveness and return to the good
graces of the Father, who is plenteous in mercy and forgiveness. But he must chose before he enters
the domains of iniquity, that state where the spirit leaves the soul.
The final level of disloyalty, where the light of long suffering goes out and stays out, is the state of
the absence of light. The ability and the capacity to display long suffering has been lost. This is
darkness and there is no return from such a state. It is similar to the electrical system being
demolished by natural forces, such as a stage four hurricane. This soul is sadly trying to be what he
wants to be without the identification with the Father. It is cosmically insane and long-suffering is
a concept that is foreign to it. All that remains now is for justice to act, removing the one-time son
of the Father from the stage of light and righteousness.
This concludes today's message on the meaning of the degrees of disloyalty towards the Father's will. 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