July 18th, 1915.
Received by James Padgett
I am here, St. Stephen.
I am the martyr, and I came to you to tell you that you must believe
in us as spirits who once lived on earth and taught the truths of
Jesus to men, and who were followers of him and lovers of the Father,
and are now inhabitants of His kingdom and immortal.
I died the death portrayed in the Bible and Saul who was my most
pernicious persecutor is the same person who afterwards became Paul
the Christian. I merely state this fact to identify myself with
you, and to show you that I am the same spirit who once died for
the faith. So while I am now a happy spirit and an inhabitant of
the Heavenly Kingdom, yet once I was a mortal engaged in teaching
the truths of the Master, and suffered the pains and torments which
such teachings and such faith brought to many of Jesus' disciples.
But those times are past, and now these truths may be preached
and there is none to make afraid; yet opposition will come from
the churches and the ecclesiastical brethren who are bound by their
beliefs in the creeds of the churches.
But, nevertheless, the truths must be taught, and the Master has
chosen you to receive them so that they will be given to the world,
and while your task is a glorious one, yet you will find much responsibility
and antagonism, and maybe persecution in your private life, because
of such teachings. But be firm and stick to these truths, and in
the end they will prevail, and mankind will be benefitted and will
turn to the Love of the Father and pursue the way that the Master
will show. So let not your courage falter or your efforts cease,
and you will find a recompense not only in the spirit world but
in the world of mortals as well.
I will be one of your band that St. Peter spoke of, and you will
find that your power for good will develop wonderfully and in a
way that will make the world take heed to the truths that you shall
transmit. You are the chosen one and have with you the powers of
the Celestial Kingdom, and the world will not prevail against you
or your efforts to show mankind the way to salvation. So put your
trust in the Master and in the Father's Love and you will not be
I will come to you again and give
you some truths of the Father's kingdom that will show the real
truths of God's will. My teachings will be supplemented to those
of the Master and in unison with them. So I must stop now.
I am your brother and friend.
St. Stephen the martyr