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 great discovery.

And now, sit back and listen to today's message

The Great Discovery

"Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Matthew, Chapter
5, Verse 48

Brothers and sisters, in today’’s broadcast we share with you a great discovery of truth. And like all
truth discoveries, not only do they fill our souls with joy and liberation, they are also simple and have
been hiding as the saying goes in plain daylight. Sometimes truths are so great, the greatness of them
blinds us. We must always approach spiritual truth with faith. Faith provides the appropriate
sunglasses for the soul and prevents the righteous glare of truth from blinding it. 

The Father has commanded us to be perfect even as he is, and though this command ultimately
means acquiring supreme spiritual perfection in the growth sense, it also means that we are already
perfect in the Spirit of Truth. And while it takes time to realize this great truth, the truth of it should
fill our hearts with joy, for if we are already perfect in the spirit, then we know that it is just a matter
of time before this perfection becomes a factual reality. The Spirit of Truth provides the way to
obeying the Father’’s command to be perfect even as He is. Let us consider the truths contained
within this analogies.

While sitting in the living room, a man was reflecting and thinking about his past life. He was trying
to capture a memory of an experience that had happened years ago. He knew that it was a delightful
memory but could not bring it to the surface of his mind, He searched and searched his mind but
could not find it. He knew from past experiences that sometimes an object associated with the time
period in which the experience occurred would often bring the memory back. He searched around
his living room and in the other rooms of the house trying to find something that would trigger the
memory but he could not find it. (The conscious mind.)

So he climbed down the stairs and went to search for the object in his basement, where things that
were no longer of use were stored but which he wished to keep in case he might need them. But
these were all routine things associated with daily living. And though these things in the basement
did trigger memories, they were memories of routine everyday life. There was nothing here
associated with any special memories. And so his search for the object that would trigger the sought
after memory was of no avail. (The subconscious mind.)

Next he climbed the stairs up to the attic. Now the attic was a special place. Here were extremely
valuable things like the wedding dress of his wife; precious albums of his family, especially the
pictures of the children; and other items associated with extraordinary memories. As he looked
around and viewed the objects, his mind was flooded with so many memories, and he kept searching
and finally found the object he was looking for. He had a memory that exploded in his consciousness
with richness and texture, sweetness and joy; with sharpness of reality the memory brought exquisite
pleasure to his mind and soul. While he could not force the recapture of this memory by the force
of will, he found a vehicle that transported him where he could not go by himself. The object in the
attic was the vehicle that transported him from the present moment to the past memory that he
sought. It did for him what he could not do for himself. (The superconscious mind.)

Once there was a man who wanted to take a trip to a far country. He really desired to visit this
country but had no clue how to get there--he had no directions for finding the place, nor did he have
any means for getting there. The country was a place in his childhood dreams. As he grew older, the
desire to find this place kept returning to his mind, and so one day, being brave of heart and
responding to his desire, he set out for the place. He picked a direction and started walking. During
his walk, he would ask the people that he met if they knew the place but most had no idea where this
place was. 

Finally one day, he met a man who told him where the place was and that there was a much better
way of getting there than the method he had chosen. The stranger told him that there was a certain
bus leaving for that destination at a certain place and time, and that for a certain fee, the bus would
take him to the place that he desired. The man thanked the stranger and embarked on the bus that
took him to his destination, and he was one happy soul when he reached it. Now it is doubtful that
the man would have found the destination by the random decisions he made to get there, and even
if he did finally get there, it would take an inordinate amount of time. The bus provided the means
for taking him where he wanted to go and in a way he could not do himself. (This is the bus of faith.)
Because the Father’’s spirit resides in our minds to activate the soul’’s journey to find him, we
respond in kind by seeking the Father——by embarking on the journey. But no one comes to the
Father except through the Son. Man had long sought to find the Father, but about two thousand years
ago, the Son came to earth and showed mortal man the way to the Father and left his mighty Spirit
of Truth to assist man in his endeavors to find the Father and become like him in the process. This
mighty Spirit of Truth, like in the bus analogy, provides the means, the transport and the direction
to the Father. This mighty Spirit of Truth is the perfection of the Father-Son relationship and has the
power and the potential to transport the soul of man into the very heart of the Father. 

But this spiritual power that surrounds our souls cannot embark on this journey until or unless our
souls give permission for the Spirit of Truth to embark with us on the journey of perfection. The
Spirit of Truth is the essence of perfection. It has the power and potential to impart perfection to the
soul on each leg of the perfection journey. While on earth, Jesus said that in his Father’’s house there
were many mansions. There are many delightful stopping places on the way to visit the Father at his
many abodes. At each abode we will find the Father in spirit, and the Spirit of Truth will impart
perfection to our souls at each of these stations. This blessed Spirit of Truth, the spirit of Jesus, has
been given to us so that we may achieve divine perfection as he did when he was in the flesh. ". . .
And this Spirit of Truth, speaking for the spiritual endowments of our souls, will help us to know
that we are the sons of God. The Spirit of Truth will bear witness with our spirits that we are the sons
of God."

The Father has commanded us to be perfect even as He is perfect, and the Son has said to love God
with all our hearts and love our neighbors as ourselves. If we love God with all our hearts and our
neighbors as ourselves, then we have achieved perfection within the spirit. To love God with all your
heart, makes you like him, and out of this likeness, you then love your neighbor as yourself. Without
the Spirit of Truth, we cannot become like God and thus cannot acquire His character attributes. The
soul is incomplete; while it might desire perfection of divinity response in a given situation on a
given level, it cannot. The soul requires the Spirit of Truth to allow it to respond with divine
perfection on any given level (in this case on the level in which we interact with our brothers and
sisters). When we treat our neighbors as ourselves, having become like God in character attribute
through Jesus’’ Spirit of Truth, we treat them with the perfection the Father commanded.
And the price of this mighty spiritual power of perfection is the supreme desire to do the Father’’s
will and the supreme exertion of faith. What a great spiritual discovery of truth. Divine perfection
is to be had while living in the flesh simply by allowing the Spirit of Truth to do for us that which
we cannot do for ourselves.

This concludes today's message on understanding the great discovery. We hope you find something
in this message to ponder and pray about as you go about your day. 

Util next time, this is Dr. James Perry. 

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