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 will ponder our lives as we seek to understand the meaning of the marvelous light of
the Father's love.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
The Marvelous Light of the Father's Love
"And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." John, Chapter
1, Verse 5.
Brothers and sisters there is a true light that evades every soul that comes into existence. In order to
comprehend this light, we must be born again. As Jesus told Nicodemus, "Verily, verily I say unto
you, except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. That
which is born of flesh is flesh ; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."
Unless we are born of the spirit, we cannot comprehend the Father's love. But if we submit our wills
to the Father's will, we allow our souls to be born of the Spirit, where we immediately began to bask
in the marvelous light of the Father's love. The rays of this light are composed of the fruits of the
Spirit. When Jesus walked the earth, he perfectly and magnificently radiated this light of the Father's
love. But when he left the life in the flesh, he left behind His Spirit of truth which allows us to be
born again and radiate this marvelous light of love to our brothers and sisters.
The status of being born again allows us to be sons and daughters of the heavenly Father. All that
is required is that we accept this status by faith. Prior to the coming of Jesus, no man was born again,
no man entered into the Kingdom of Heaven while living the mortal life. But by submitting our wills
to the Father's will, loving the Heavenly Father supremely and loving our neighbors as ourselves as
Jesus taught us, we enter into the marvelous light of the Father's love, enter into the spiritual
Kingdom of Heaven. The prophets of old long to see this day, but could only see it by faith.
After we enter the Kingdom of heaven, we begin that process of becoming perfect even as the Father
is perfect. We are spiritual children and must grow up to be spiritual adults. We must learn how to
perfectly abide by the Father's will. We must become one with Him through His Son Jesus, and then
the Father's love becomes a continuous stream in and through the son, by the spirit.
Until we learn to perfectly abide by the Father's will, the flow of love through us is not a continuous
process. We must become saturated with the divine love before it can continuously flow through us.
Being spiritually immature, we may turn off the flow of divine love before it saturates our souls. An
example of this can be seen in the material phenomenon of continuous drops of water falling on a
sponge. When drops of water first begin to fall, the sponge soaks them up and to all apparent
appearances it seems as if nothing is happening. If the drops of water are turned off at this point,
nothing will happen. The water will remain locked inside the sponge. But if the drops of water
continue to flow, eventually the sponge will reach the point where it cannot contain all the water
inside it and some will begin to leak out. If the water is turned off at this point, the leaking will
eventually stop, but if the water is allowed to continually fall on the sponge, the flow of water
through the sponge will never stop.
As we continue to abide in this marvelous light, our souls glow with the radiance of the Father's
goodness, bathing all who enter the personality contact range of its rays of love, patience, mercy, and
forgiveness. The understanding that this marvelous light of the Father's love is both the power and
the way to overcome all obstacles and barriers that stand in the way of our obeying the supreme
command: to be perfect even as Jesus is perfect, fills our souls with a sublime hope and unlimited
confidence in the face of all uncertainty.
We begin to view disappointments in a different light. No longer are they viewed as spiritual plagues
of pain and sorrows. Rather are such experiences understood to be fine tuning, bringing the true,
beautiful, and good into sharper focus. Such an understanding fills the soul with peace and joy. The
light is truly marvelous.
This concludes today's message on understanding the meaning of the marvelous light of the Father's
love. 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.