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 how we attune to the Father’s spirit.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
Tuning to the Father's Spirit
Jesus said, "At that day, ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you." John,
Chapter 14 Verse 20.
Brothers and sisters, in today's broadcast, we shall examine the phenomenon of attuning the human
will to the Father's spirit. Jesus has said that if we keep his commandment, to love one another as
he loves us, that he and the Father would come to live in us. Since Jesus and the Father's spirit are
living in our souls, we want to tune our wills to the Father's will through Jesus. This process begins
when we commit ourselves to the commandment to love one another as Jesus loves us, thus causing
us to be born again of the spirit. After we are born of the spirit, we now have the power to tune our
wills to the Father's will. Our souls become the dominant force in our lives after we are born again.
At first, there is not much harmony between the human and the divine will, but as the relationship
grows, as we continue to seek to know and do the Father's will, there occurs more harmony.
Not only are we reaching up to the divine will, but the divine will is also reaching down to us,
adjusting our will to higher and higher spiritual levels. As the desire of our souls to know the Father's
will increases, so then does our efforts to attune to the Father's will become more effective. This is
a fascinating and rewarding process. As we seek to perfectly obey the command to love one another
as the Father loves us, we move closer and closer to attuning our will to the Father's will. Less and
less does the shadow of selfishness casts itself across our desire to love others the way that Jesus
loves us. And as we continue with this marvelous process, we receive the vision of the spiritual
purpose of our existence: Our spiritual purpose of existence "must be visualized as consisting in the
intriguing and fascinating experience of the realization of the reality of the human up reach and the
divine and saving down reach." This fascinating vision transcends all of the difficulties of mortal
When two or more people tune their voices together, the result is a beautiful, harmonic sound. All
the individual participants adjust their voices to a common standard, and the result is harmony. They
have attuned their voices to each other. This new sound is something different than either of the
sounds going in to make up the new sound. The voices have become one. And so it is with our
tuning to the divine will. When the human and divine will have attuned to each other, then
something is created that is different from either of the participants in this new creature.
But before the attuning to the divine spirit can occur, this attunement must become the supreme goal.
Yes, we have to pay attention to the functions of our material and earthly life, but we must abandon
the purely temporal activities of life as supreme concerns. Most of us "spend so much time on the
trifles of living while almost wholly overlooking the more essential realities of everlasting import,
those very accomplishments which are concerned with the development of a more harmonious
working agreement between us and the Father's spirit. The great goal of human existence is to attune
to the presence of the Father through His Son, Jesus and great achievement of mortal life is the
attainment of a true and understanding consecration to the eternal aims of the divine spirit who waits
and works within our minds."
As we confront the multitudinous problems in our process of becoming complete, we must do so
with love. This love is the essence of the Father. When our personal decisions are motivated out of
love, then this allows the divine spirit to adjust our minds just a little bit more to his mind. And when
our decisions reach supreme levels, we attune to the divine spirit since our mind and the mind of the
spirit have become one. And when this attunement has occurred, then does the Father flow through
the us without disruption. As we learn to love one another as Jesus loves us, then does the revelation
of the Father become that much greater. Our reward for tuning our will to the Father's will, and thus
allowing him to be revealed through us, is oneness with him, and subsequently eternal life, the
exploration of the divine values and meanings that are the result of this divine oneness.
Since we are spiritually growing children, it takes some time for the love of the Father to be
perfected in us. But through the process of prayer, worship, and service, we learn how to do the
Father's will in perfection; in every decision that is made, we choose the Father's will. Under the
tutoring of prayer and the identification of worship, the values of truth, beauty and goodness begin
to flow to the soul in ever-increasing streams, and these values are transmuted to the meanings of
the mind and incorporated in the acts of the individual. It is not the quantity of the achievements that
determines divine attunement but the quality. We all operate under the handicaps of space and the
delays of time as we work on this level of reality, and some quantitative tasks are not going to be
completed in their entirety. but when there is made contact with these quantitative tasks, the quality
of divine values and meanings will be part of our interactions of such attempts at completing these
Finally we must remember that this is not an intellectual process, though of necessity we must use
intellectual means to describe the spiritual process. This process occurs beyond mind and therefore
mind, the intellect, can only essay the intellectual components of it. But the proof of this divine
attunement consists in the constant desire to do the Father's will in all circumstances which becomes
a constant reality of the self choosing the Father's will. And like tuning to a radio station, when the
attunement is perfect, the signal comes through loud and clear without distortion or garbling. And
this signal is truth, beauty, and goodness as they are united in love.
This concludes today's message on understanding the meaning of tuning to the Father's spirit through
His Son, Jesus. 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.