April 18th, 1918.
Received by James Padgett.
I am here, Jesus.
I was with you tonight and heard what the preacher said and some
parts of his talk expressed the truth and some did not; and I should
like to comment on what he said just now, but you are a little tired
from the effect of the writings of the spirits who preceded me and
I will postpone my comments until later.
I expressly wish to write on the subject of what God has to do
with the war, and show how far the preacher was right. I know that
men may be surprised at what I may say, but nevertheless I will
state the truth as I know it.
I also desire to finish my message on God, and as your condition
is much improved I will do so very soon, and you must commence to
write or permit me to write earlier in the evening, when you are
fresh. I was with you last night as you prayed, and prayed with
you, and you were benefitted. I will continue to pray, for I desire
and it is necessary that your soul have such development and get
in such rapport with me as will enable me to write my deepest and
highest messages of spiritual truths and this can be brought about
only by the love increasing in your soul and your becoming nearer
and closer to the Father. And there is nothing in all the universe
that can accomplish this result so certainly as the receiving of
this love in your soul, in fact, there is nothing else; and you
must pray and long for its inflowing. I will not write more now,
so good night.
Believe that I am with you often, throwing my love and influence
about you. Well, I understand and am sorry that it has so far not
worked out its end; but it will, I am sure, for the work has to
be accomplished, and the attaining of these ends is necessary. Have
a little more faith, and act on it.
Your brother and friend,