Revelation 12: Jesus explains passages in the Gospel of John.
(This message is referred to as Revelation 16 on page 42 in New Testament Revelations of Jesus of Nazareth)
June 7th, 1955
Received by Dr Samuels
I am here, Jesus.
In the gospel of John, chapter 5, verse 22, the saying “The Father does not even sentence any one, but leaves all judgment to the son,” must be interpreted that the Father indeed does not sentence, but that man sentences himself through the memories of his misdeeds and sinful thoughts which he brings with him to the spirit world, where the law of compensation acts upon these inharmonious memories of that spirit, purging him through a process of suffering as these memories burn and excoriate him, and accompanied by the darkness and unhappiness of his place of abode. Jesus does not judge nor does he have the power to judge, as the New Testament claims, but I am simply a repository for the principle of the Divine Love, the source of which is in the Father, and through Faith in His Love is the spirit enabled in his prayers to the Father for His Love to overcome the condition of suffering and darkness, for as the Divine Love of the Father enters the soul of the spirit, the evil in its soul is expelled and the memory of that evil is effaced from it, and the law of compensation has not that on which to work and the spirit is released from its operations. And this is the great fact of the efficacy of the Divine Love, that it enables the soul which possesses it to eliminate evil from it and thus make its progress from darkness and suffering in the hells so much. faster and bring about At-onement with the Father, and an abode in the Celestial Heavens.
The judgment, therefore, is not a question of being a judge, but simply that working of the law of compensation which causes the spirit to suffer the penalties of his transgressions of God’s Laws, but it is not God nor I who cause this suffering, but the memories of the spirit himself which contain that upon which the law operates until it is satisfied. I am not a judge, and neither is the Father in the sense that it is understood by mortals, but the will of the spirit embrace the opportunity of seeking for the Father’s Love or to reject this opportunity which is the judge that sentences man to the sufferings which are caused by his spiritual condition or rewards him with the eradication of his sinful nature as the Divine Love enters and permeates his soul and fits him for the happiness and glory of the Celestial Heavens.
The concept that I am the judge of the world, that I will come one day to judge it, is an entirely false and illusory one, and it was never taught by me, and never did I give my disciples or hearers to understand that my reign was to be an earthly one and that I was to be king of the Jews in any other than in a spiritual sense.
Received June 14th, 1955
To continue with John, chapter 5, verse 28, wherein it states: “And soon, and the time has come, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Lord and those that hear shall be saved,” I should like to explain the meaning of this verse as it should be interpreted. It meant that those spirits living in the spirit world, regardless of their sphere of light or darkness, would hear that God’s Divine Love was given to all souls, whether mortal or spirit, and that those who grasped the opportunity of obtaining the Divine Love through prayer would in time and in accordance with the intensity of the soul longings and efforts be enabled to enter the Celestial Heavens and into immortality. I did not literally mean, as the New Testament implies, that the dead bodies of mortals would become living beings again through the regrouping of the component elements which form the body and that the souls of these resurrected mortals would return from the spirit world to inhabit these bodies, and this is the absurdity which the New Testament teaches as authoritative and as coming from my lips. The verse meant that the dead soul, that is to say, the soul not aware of the spiritual things, could by listening to the message become awakened and thus seek for the things of the spirit and possess a sufficiency of the Divine Love which could be obtained by that soul in the flesh as well as in the spirit world.
In the same chapter of John, I showed that Moses prophesied about my coming in the Book of Deuteronomy, chapter 18, verse 15, when he wrote, “The Lord thy God shall raise up for them in their midst and like unto me a prophet and to him shall they hearken… I shall put my words into his mouth and he shall tell them all that I shall command,” and the important part of the prophecy was that this prophet, meaning me, should be like unto God Himself, and this likeness was to be in the nature of our souls, for my soul was to be filled with the nature of the Father, which is the Divine Love, and to the extent that I constantly prayed for His Love and obtained more of His Love would I have increased knowledge and possession of immortality. This prophecy of Moses I used very often in explaining my mission as the Messiah.
Received June 30th, 1955
Now with respect to the questions which you would like to have me answer, “No man can come to me unless the Father draws him to me and I shall raise him up at the last day,” from the gospel of John, chapter 6, verse 44. Now this is false and you realize of course that John did not write this statement, as in the case with many another statement in the gospel which I have already pointed out and others which I shall clear up in the course of time. For here again, it is not the Father who imposes His Will upon man and thus does not draw, but it is man’s desires and longing in his soul makeup that causes man to turn to the Father and seek His Love. Furthermore, it is not a question of man’s turning to me, for I am simply the messenger of the Father, sent to earth to proclaim the bestowal of the Divine Love upon mankind with myself the proof that the Love was available, and man obtains the Divine Love and At-onement with the Father through his soul longings to the Father, and even when man turns his thoughts to me in the mistaken notion that I am God, or the thought that I am the Son of God, his soul longings really go out to the Father. And again, I must state, at the cost of repetition, that I do not raise up anyone at the last day, for there is no judgment day such as the orthodox conceive of, but man judges himself and raises himself up through the laws of compensation which govern his progress towards light in the spirit world and also through the efficacy of the Divine Love.
So you see that the statement is an entirely erroneous one and creates an entirely wrong impression as to man’s relationship to God and to judgment. This false conception of what the judgment is and what it is not is again evident in the statement, in John, chapter 9, verse 39, “For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see might not see; and that they which see might be made blind.”
The fact of the matter is that my coming had nothing to do with any so-called judgment day, but by turning man to the Father and His Divine Love I helped mankind, at least those who received my message, to find a bright home in the spirit world and a way to escape the judgment imposed by the laws of compensation, and this is the only judgment that I had a hand in. Furthermore, I came to earth so that all men would be able to perceive the great truths of the bestowal of the Father’s Divine Love, and for those who were blind to be able to see, and by that I mean both physically and spiritually. I could not make any man turn from the truth, once he had understood it, and it was my mission to turn all mankind to the truth. I would not have been Jesus the Christ if I had sought to turn men away from God and Truth and the Divine Love, and in fact, even if they would not accept the great truth of the Divine Love, I helped men to reaffirm their faith in God’s great laws of natural love and the moral code.
So do you not see, how false are these statements attributed to John and how they are misunderstood and misrepresent me and my mission on earth?
I know that you had these doubts concerning the passages in the gospel of John and I am very happy to be able to write to you concerning them. So continue to make note of these doubts as you study the gospels and I will write you as to their truth. I will stop now and with my love to you and Dr. Stone, I shall say good night, your friend and elder brother,
Jesus of the Bible
Master of the Celestial Heavens