At this juncture, I wish to convey a story that was told as a parable concerning “Mine and Yours.” It is said to be a true story.
It is said, two men purchased a cow once. One claimed the head, the front part of the cow, and the other claimed the hind part of the cow. The one who claimed the hind part of the cow forced the man who claimed the front part of the cow to lead the cow around and feed the cow and graze the cow, and he would only come and milk the cow, and get the milk.
He said, “That is my part and I will not feed the hind part of the cow, for the hind part of the cow does not have to eat, so you will have to lead and feed and graze the cow from the front part and also give her water and everything like that.”
So the other fellow got tired of doing such, so he turned in and decided to get even with John, he said. So he killed his part; which was the front part, and the other man’s part died. This is a story as a fairy tale, but said to be true.
How marvelous it is with those who recognize GOD’S Actual Presence, those who will let loose or let go whichever, of the shore line.
Don’t try to have strings tied on to GOD in your thoughts, nor in our mind, but launch out in the Ocean Divine where the full tides flow and let the shore line go. There is no red tape about GOD. Aren’t you glad! Let the shore line go, I say. Free GOD in your consciousness. But as sure as you try mentally to bind ME from any angle expressible in your conception, you are binding yourselves individually, and even binding yourselves collectively, causing yourselves to become to be spiritless even as you see ME to be by trying to bind GOD in your mortal concept and try to have some strings attached to ME.
Launch out in the Ocean Divine, out where the full tides flow. Let loose the shore line. Let it go and don’t try to attach the shore line any more, for the ship cannot go out where the full tides flow unless you let go the shore line. But as the vibrations were high this morning or this early afternoon, whichever, I thought how marvelous it is to let go and let GOD, to launch out in the Ocean Divine, to stay out in the channel of the Spirit where your thoughts are filled with Praise and Thanksgiving, for this is the hope of your redemption!
New Day l/20/38; p11,c1
You can see the actuality of MY aforesaid saying- – GOD condescended to come in the likeness of men from every angle, and from every plane.
GOD appears unto everything after the manner and language of that especial family or lineage. GOD will speak in them even in the animal kingdom. GOD is the Father and the Mother of the animals, and called them animals’ ancestors’ called Himself expressing and manifested in animal bodies – – the ancestors of the animals. GOD is your Father, GOD is your Mother and you never had another. The animal kingdom is not intelligent enough to know it; therefore, it would be quite some time before the knowledge and intelligence of GOD could and would free the animals completely in reality; but the intelligence of GOD could and should free mankind, for Jesus, the Great Love Master, as an individual came expressing Himself to the children of men to show them that GOD was their Father.
Through a little human intelligence, by being in contact with the spiritual recognition, it would endow them with wisdom, knowledge and understanding, that they too, as well as you, would know that GOD is your Father and you never had another.
New Day 1/11/58;p3
For instance, just the same as a man in the United States Army – – not only in the time of a great emergency, such as this, but any time one enlists in the Army, if he does not have a dollar, as soon as he enlists in the Army and when he is assigned to duty, why, the government equips him with the necessary uniform and the necessary equipment to serve his nation or his country.
So it is in the great Army of GOD. Men enlist by Faith. It is not by sight but by Faith. So when one makes up his mind to live exactly according to the Fundamentals of the doctrines of Christ, even though he has not done it, it is a vow he is making with GOD subconsciously, and even consciously, and that vow is an enlistment into the Army, and he will receive the blessings he is seeking, as a rule, automatically, for the enlistment with the promise that that person will live and do according to the requirements to possess such blessings or come in possession of such blessings or to possess such blessings.
New Day 2/14/59;p10,c2;p11,c1