May 6th, 1917.
Received by James Padgett.
I am here, Jesus:
I intended to finish my
message tonight but I see that you are not feeling inclined
to receive it and so I will wait until tomorrow night.
Well, that is satisfactory, for I desire that you shall receive
it just as I may write it, and I want you to be in condition; so
do not think that I am disappointed. I understand and you must not
feel that you have caused me any disappointment.
Yes, that I desire you to do, for sometimes it is difficult to
make the exact expression; your mind will at times become positive
and that interferes with my control. But I am well pleased with
the way in which it was written.
Well, I will write all that is essential for man to understand
just what the way to that kingdom is and what he must do to become
an inhabitant of it.
I was with you at the church this morning, and I impressed you
with my feelings in reference to what the preacher said as to my
sacrifice and blood. Instead of calling upon his people to show
their gratitude for the sacrifice and the cross, he should have
taught them that the sacrifice and the blood do not save them from
their sins and in that particular there is nothing that calls for
their gratitude; and that to worship me as they do, and as he teaches
them to do, is blasphemy, and a more heinous sin than ingratitude.
I was successful in impressing you with my feelings of dissatisfaction,
and was glad that I could, for it shows that our rapport is becoming
closer, and after a while you will be able to receive my thoughts
by inspiration as well as by writings. You must pray and have faith,
and if you do you will more often have the experiences that you
did last night, which only means a quicker soul development. Trust
me and you will not be disappointed. I will not write more now.
So with my love and the Father's blessing , I
will say good night.
Your brother and friend,
This message is a composite of two, being published
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