August 7th, 1915
Received by James Padgett
Saul of the Old Testament.
I am the same Saul that called up Samuel, or rather who caused
the woman of Endor to do so.
I was a wicked man in those days, and knew not the love of God,
and very little of my fellow mortals. I was a cruel man and a worker
of iniquity, and violated God's laws in many ways.
As you have read, I came to the end of my resources and went to
consult Samuel as the last resort. I did not know that God had abandoned
me until Samuel had told me.
Yes, He did and was my protector as long as I obeyed Him and did
what was right in His sight. I know that He did, because when I
obeyed Him, I was successful and happy.
I only knew from what the prophets told me, and they claimed to
have communications with God in some way. I believed this, and hence
thought that God was protecting me.
I am a redeemed spirit now and am happy in the Love of the Father.
I became a lover of the Father and an inhabitant of His Kingdom
long after Jesus proclaimed the Great Truth of Divine Love restored.
Before that I was a spirit who lived in the happiness which I experienced
in developing my soul and becoming a good spirit, free from sin
and error. But this happiness is not that which I now enjoy.
I want to confirm what Samuel said as
to the woman of Endor. She was not a witch or evil woman, but
was a medium and received communications from the higher spirits
of the spirit world. She had been abused for centuries, and should
not be further thought of as a wicked woman.
I will not write more tonight.
Well, do you suppose that we of the spirit world stand still in
our mental advancement? I know all the important languages of the
earth and can write them and understand them. Do not think that
spirits do not learn here just as they learned as mortals. The only
difference is that they can learn so much more rapidly and can retain
their knowledge more easily than mortals can.
So I will say good night.
Your brother in Christ, Saul