March 24th, 1915.
Received by James Padgett.
I am here, Jesus:
Of course you must remember that I don't know everything that has
happened or that is going to happen. I have my limitations as have
other spirits but of course my knowledge and powers are more extended
than are those of other spirits. This is true because I am nearer
my Father, fountainhead of wisdom and power, and consequently can
draw therefrom more than can other spirits. Yet I am limited as
I said and should you ask me some questions and I not be able to
answer them with knowledge, I will tell you and you must not be
surprised or disappointed at my inability to do so.
I was not present and don't know and cannot guess. Well that is
a difficult question to answer for it involves so much of my very
existence that I feel that my ability is to tell you is limited.
I love you so very much that I have come from my celestial home
many times just to be with you and help and influence you in right
thinking and living; and no spirit who has never seen the grandeur
and happiness of these Celestial Spheres can conceive what it means
to leave these precincts and mingle in the forbidding earth atmosphere.
I love you so much that I am writing to exert my powers to help
you in your material affairs and to keep you from worry and unhappiness
as far as possible.
And I love you so much that I am trying to have you become so spiritual
and good that you may be fitted for a home in my sphere when the
time comes for you to come over; and this latter beneficence has
never yet been given to any mortal. But if you will follow me and
live with me in love and unison you will be able to experience this
great transformation and become an inhabitant of my home as I said.
Well you are a sinner, as you say, but when I tell you of how you
may become so spiritual and good you must believe me for I know
whereof I speak and speak in all earnestness and truth.
Yes, I did, for you called me to you by your earnest aspirations
and prayers to the Father. and what you then saw in your imaginings
may very easily come true, except that I will never materialize
again on earth. The other portions of your day dreams may become
realities, and the happiness that you felt will be increased manyfold.
The thought that you have as to fitting up a room in the way you
pictured, is one that should be carried into execution; for such
a room would be very attractive to the higher spirits, and would
cause many of them to assemble and give you many truths of the higher
spheres. I, of course, would do my writing there, and it would be
much easier for us both, for conditions would not be mixed as they
necessarily are now. So when you get your home carry out your ideas
as to that room.
Yes, I have, and it was one of the first times that I ever communicated
with mortals. The conditions were good both for the spirits and
for Dr. Peebles and his companion. But of course I did not talk
in any extended manner. The spirit who transmitted the communications
was not in that degree of spiritual development that enabled us
to teach the higher truths in all their fullness and beauty. Dr.
Peebles is a good man and very highly developed spiritually, but
he does not yet know the way, the truth and the life as I taught
them. He does not know the mystery of the New Birth as I have taught
it to you; and he is resting in the belief that if he loves God
and his fellow man in the natural way that is all that is necessary
for his highest development and greatest happiness. Some day he
will realize that only the Divine Love can give him of a Divine
Nature, and that no self development or cultivation of the Natural
Love to the greatest and most sublime extent are sufficient to make
him at one with the Father in the divine sense that I wrote of,
and which makes the spirit a partaker of this Divine Essence of
the Father. So should you ever meet him explain to him the difference
between the two loves and what the New Birth means.
Well, as I have written you a long message and as you want to hear
from some of your band I will close.
Yes he (Mr. Crowell) has
realized the New Birth and is teaching it to spirits. He seems very
anxious to write more through you, and he will as soon as I tell
your band that he is in a condition to not interfere with their
rapport. So when he comes listen to him, and you will learn many
truths which he has learned since he came over.
With my truest love and best wishes and blessings, I am your own
spirit brother and friend,