Divine Love Divine Truth
Divine Love is the Essence and Spiritual Substance of the Divine Soul of God and may be recieved by the Created Human soul in response to the earnest and sincere longings (prayer) of that soul for that Divine Love itself.
15th May 1917
I am here, Jesus.
I come tonight and desire to finish my message, and hope that you may be able to receive it. Well, to continue.
I have described The Way to the Kingdom of God on Earth, and in the Spirit World. Now I will describe: The Only Way to the Kingdom of God in the Celestial Heavens.
As I have written before when human was Created, in addition to having bestowed upon them those things that made them the Perfect Human, and in Harmony with the Laws and Will of the Father, they also had bestowed upon them the Potentiality, or Privilege, of receiving the Divine Love, provided they should seek for it, in the Only Way that God had planned for its attainment. Instead of embracing this Great Privilege, human became disobedient and sought to exercise their own will. Did so in that manner that lead, not only to their fall from the condition of the Perfect Humanhood in which God had Created them, but also to the loss of the Great Privilege of receiving this Divine Love. Which Privilege was never rebestowed upon them until my coming and teaching that Rebestowal and The True Way to obtain this Divine Love.
Now, here it had better be understood what this Divine Love was, and is. For it is the same today that it was when humans souls were Created in the image of God (Soul). This Divine Love differs from the Natural Love of human, with which they were endowed when Created, which belongs to all humans, and which they all possess in a more or less perfect condition, in this (difference); that the Divine Love is; that Love which belongs to, or is a part of, God, possessing His Divine Nature, and composed of His (Divine) Substance, which when possessed by human, to a sufficient degree, makes them Divine and of the Divine Nature of God. This Great Love, God intended should be received and possessed by all humans, who should desire to receive it, and who would make the effort to obtain it. It is the Love that contains in Itself the Divine, which the Natural Love does not.
Many, I know, write and believe that all humans, irrespective of the kind of Love they have in their souls, possess what they call "the divine spark", which needs only the proper development to make all humans Divine. This conception, of the state of human in their Natural condition is all wrong. For human, has not in them, any part of the Divine. Never can have, unless they receive, and have developed in them, this Divine Love.
In All God's Universe and Creation, of things material and Spiritual, the only one of His Creatures who can possibly have within them anything of a Divine Nature, is they who possess this Divine Love. The bestowal of this Divine Love was intended, in its operation and effect, to Transform human, from the merely Perfect Human, into the Divine Angel. Thus create a Kingdom of God in the Celestial Spheres where only that which is Divine can enter and find a habitation. You must understand that as it depends very largely upon human themselves, to establish the Kingdom of God on Earth, or in the Spiritual World. So it also depends largely on human to establish the Kingdom in the Celestial Heavens. God will not, and does not, by any power that He may have, establish this Divine Kingdom. If humans had never received this Divine Love into their souls, there never would have been any such Kingdom brought into existence.
There is now a Kingdom in the Celestial Spheres, but not a finished one. It is still open, and in the process of formation. Is open to the entry of all spirits. Humans must seek for it, in the Only Way that the Father has provided. No human, or spirit, will be excluded from it, who, with all the longings of their soul, will aspire to enter that Kingdom.
I must also state; that the time will come when this Celestial Kingdom will be completed. Thereafter neither spirit, nor human, will be able to enter therein. For this Divine Love of the Father will again be withdrawn from human, as it was from the First Parents. The only Kingdom that will then be accessible to human will be the Kingdom that will exist on Earth, or that, which now exists in the Spirit World.
Then what is The Way that leads to this Celestial Kingdom? The Only Way, for there is but One!
The observance of the Moral Precepts and the cleansing of humans souls from sin by following these Precepts, will not lead to this Kingdom. For as it can be readily seen, the stream can rise no higher than its source. The source of the souls of humans, in a merely purified state, is the condition of the Perfect Human, that condition in which they were before their fall. Hence, the results of the observance, and living, of the merely Moral Precepts, and the exercise of the Natural Love in its pure state, is; that human will be restored to the condition of the Perfect Human, the Created Human, in whom there is nothing of the Divine. This restored condition of human will be so Perfect and so in Harmony with God's Will and His Laws governing the Highest and Most Perfect of His Creatures, that human will be very happy. Yet, they will continue to be only the Created Being, having nothing more than the image of their Maker.
So, I say, living in a Harmony with the Moral Laws, and the exercise of this Natural Love in its highest and purest state towards God, and towards their fellow human, will not lead into The Way to the Celestial Kingdom, but the greatest height of their attainment will be the Kingdom on Earth, or that in the Spirit Heavens.
The distinct and differing nature of these kingdoms from that of the Celestial Heavens, will enable humankind to understand the difference between the missions of the great teachers and reformers who preceded me in their work among humans, and the Mission which I was selected to perform on Earth. The former could not possibly have taught The Way to the Celestial Kingdom, for until my coming, this Divine Love, of which I write, was not possible for human to obtain. The Privilege was not, before that time, in existence, after the First Parents lost it. There was no Celestial Kingdom in which humans could find their Eternal Home.
So I repeat, all the Moral Teachings of the World's History could not show The Way to the Celestial Kingdom of God, and cannot now. For morality, as understood and taught by humankind, and by the spirits and angels, cannot give to human, that, which is absolutely necessary in order to transform their soul into that state or condition that fits them for an entrance into this Truly Divine Kingdom of the Father.
The Way thereto is simple and single. Humans were taught that Way by me when I was on Earth, and could have been taught that Way during all the centuries since I left the Human Life. I must say that some have been so taught, and have found that Way, but comparatively few. For the mortals, whose ostensible and claimed mission and privilege were to teach that Way, I mean the priests, preachers, and churches, have neglected to teach the same. Rather, though in earnestness, and realizing their allegiance to God, and their obligations to humankind, have taught merely the way, which the observance of the Moral Precepts would lead humans into.
All this notwithstanding, that in the Bible, which most of those professing to be christians believe contains my sayings and teachings, is set forth this Way to the Celestial Kingdom. The words are few and The Way is plain. No mystery prevents humans from comprehending the meaning thereof. When I said, Except a human be born again, they cannot enter into the Kingdom of God, I disclosed the Only and True Way to this Kingdom. During my time on Earth, there were some who understood this Great Truth. Since that time, there have been some, who not only understood this Truth, but found The Way, and followed it, until they reached the goal and are now inhabitants of this Celestial Kingdom. But the vast majority of humans; priests, teachers, and people, have never understood, and have never sought to find, The Way. This Great Truth, to their Spiritual senses, has been, as it were, a hidden thing. As they read, or even recite, the same to their hearers, it has no special significance, but is merely as one of the Moral Precepts, such as "Love your neighbor as yourself", and, with not as much importance attached to it, as to some of these moral instructions.
So, all down the ages since the Great Kingdom has been waiting for humans, they, though in all sincerity and in Love towards God, have sought for, and to a greater or lesser extent, found, only the Kingdom of the Perfect Human, and have neglected to seek for and missed the Kingdom of the Divine Angel.
Then, as I have said, this Divine Love of the Father, when possessed by the soul of human, makes them, in their Substance and Essence, Divine; like unto the Divinity of the Father. Only such souls constitute and inhabit the Celestial, or Divine Kingdom, of God. This being so, it must be readily seen that the only Way to the Celestial Kingdom is that which leads to the obtaining of this Divine Love, which means the New Birth, which New Birth is brought about by the flowing into the souls of humans this Divine Love. Whereby, the very Nature and Substance of the Father, and wherefrom, humans cease to be the merely Created Beings, but become the souls of humans born into the Divine Reality of God.
Then the Only Way to the Celestial Kingdom being by the New Birth, and that New Birth being brought to humans only by the inflowing and working of this Divine Love, and whether, or not, a human shall experience this New Birth, depending in its initiative on the human them self. The question arises; how, or in what Way, can a human obtain this Divine Love, this New Birth, and the Celestial Kingdom.
Because The Way is so easy and simple, it may be that humans will doubt the Truth of my explanation, and continue to believe and place all their hopes upon the orthodox doctrines of the vicarious atonement, the washing of the blood, my sufferings on the cross, bearing all the sins of the World, and my resurrection from the dead. Doctrines as harmful to the Salvation of Humankind, as they are without Truth, or foundation, in fact, or effect.
The Only Way then is simply this: That human shall believewith all the sincerity of their minds and souls that this Great Love of the Father is waiting to be Bestowed upon each and all of them, and that when they come to the Father in Faith and earnest aspirations, this Divine Love will not be withholden from them. In addition to this belief, pray with all the earnestness and longings of their souls that He open up their souls to the inflowing of this Divine Love, and that then may come to them the Holy Spirit to bring this Divine Love into their souls, in such abundance that their souls may be Transformed into the Very Essence of the Father's Divine Love.
The human who will thus believe and pray will never be disappointed. The Way to the Celestial Kingdom will be theirs, as certainly as that the sun shines day by day upon the just and the unjust alike. No mediator is needed. Nor are the prayers, or ceremonies of priests, or preachers. God comes to human, Himself, hears their prayers, and responds thereto, by sending the Comforter (the Holy Spirit), which is the Father's Messenger for conveying into the souls of humans this Great Divine Love.
I have thus explained the Only Way to the Celestial Kingdom of God, and to the Divine Nature in Divine Love. There is no other Way, whereby it is possible to reach this Kingdom and the certain Knowledge of Immortality.
So, I implore humans to meditate on these Great Truths. In meditating, believe. When believing, pray to The Father for the inflowing into their souls of this Divine Love. In doing so, they will experience belief, Faith, and the possession and ownership of that, which can never be taken from them. No, not in All Eternity. So it is with human to choose and fix their destiny. Will that destiny be the Perfect Human, or the Divine Angel?
I have finished. I feel that you have received my message as I intended. I am pleased. I will not write more now. With my Love and blessings will say goodnight, your brother and friend, Jesus.
March 6th, 1915.
I am here, Jesus.
I want to write tonight on the power of Divine Love to Redeem humans from sin and error.
My Father's Divine Love is, as I have written, the only thing in all this Universe that can save humans from their evil natures, (that is; the nature of the evil that humans have learned from the first and which exists in the beliefs and thoughts that they currently have in their minds. Nothing in humans Created True Nature, their souls, is evil. ed.), and make them At-One with Him. This Divine Love, I have already explained. When Humankind will read my messages and try to understand the meaning of this Divine Love, it will soon become more at peace with itself, and with God.
This Divine Love is the One Great Power that moves the Universe. Without it, there would not be that wonderful Harmony that exists in the Celestial Heavens of the Spirit World. Nor, would so much happiness exist among the Celestial Angels who inhabit these spheres.
This Divine Love is also the influence which makes humans on Earth think, and do, that which makes for peace and good will among humans. It is not possessed by all humans, in fact, by comparatively few. Yet, its Influence is felt over nearly the whole Earth. Even those who have never heard of my teachings, or of my Father, enjoy the benefit of its influence; in some kind of belief, or faith, in an Overshadowing Spirit of Great Power and Watchfulness. I know that this is True. I have visited all parts of the Earth, and have looked into humans hearts, and found in them some elements of belief, which evidenced that this Great Love was influencing these unenlightened people. So, notwithstanding the fact that my gospel is not preached to every creature, as I commanded when on Earth, yet this Divine Love of the Father is everywhere and all pervading. Still, it is not received in all that fullness that enables those who feel Its Influence to realize that God is their Father, and they are His Children, who may become members of His Household in the Celestial Spheres.
No human can receive this Divine Love unless they have Faith in the Father's Willingness to bestow it upon them, and Truly, with earnestness prays for it (with all the most earnest and sincere longings of their soul for the Divine Love).
Every human has in them the Natural Love, which will give them great happiness in Eternity, as a mere spirit and an inhabitant of the spheres lower than the Celestial Spheres, even though they refuse to seek for the Divine Love that will make them a Divine Angel of the Celestial Heavens. Only this Divine Love can change the Natural Human into a human having the Divine Nature in Divine Love that the Father has. I do not mean that human, even though they be filled with this Divine Love to the highest degrees, will ever become a god and equal to the Father in any of His Powers, or Attributes. This cannot be. But this Divine Love will make them like the Father in Divine Love, Happiness, and Harmony. This Divine Love has no counterpart in All Creation. Comes from the Father Alone. It changes not, nor is ever bestowed on anyone who is unworthy, or refuses to seek for It, in The Only Way provided by the Father.
My experience in these Celestial Heavens is; that this Divine Love has the Power to change the most hardened sinner into a True Child of God, if only through Faith and prayer such sinner will seek for it. Let this Divine Love take possession of a human, or spirit, and Its Power to purify and change the heart of that human, or spirit, never fails.
Your brother and friend, Jesus.
May 13th, 1915
I am here, your Grandmother. (Ann Rollins)
I am happier than I can tell you. I am living in my home, of which I told you a few nights ago. It is a beautiful home, beyond the possibility of description.
Tonight, I want to tell you of my experience in seeking the Divine Love of God, and in realizing that He is my Father, who Loves me with a Love that knows no shadow of wavering, or cessation.
I was not always filled with Faith, or believed so implicitly in prayer. In my early married life, I received the conviction that if I would be happy in Life and fitted to receive the Blessings which the Bible promised to those who should seek the Lord and His Love, I must see the necessity of seeking. I, with all the earnestness of my nature, commenced seeking for the Father's Love. As a result I found it, and with it, a great happiness and peace.
You know what my Spiritual condition was in my later years on Earth. How my Faith was such, that although I was nearly deaf and blind, yet I was happy and joyful. Well, when I came to the Spirit World, I brought that Faith and Love with me. I found that it was just as Real here, as it had been on Earth. Of course, in some of my beliefs I was mistaken. Such as; my belief that Jesus was God, and that his death and blood saved, or could save, me from sin and damnation. Notwithstanding my mistakes in these particulars, my Love for the Father was not interfered with. I continued to live in that Love and was happy.
I had not been in the Spirit World a great while, before spirits, of a higher order than myself, came to me and told me many Wonderful Things of the Father's Kingdom. That my progress to the Higher Spheres would depend upon my receiving more of this Divine Love in my soul and becoming more At-One with the Father.
The first time I saw Jesus, was after I had been in the Third Sphere a short while. When I met him, he impressed me as being the most beautiful and Loving spirit that I had ever seen. When he told me that he was Jesus, I, of course, was somewhat surprised, because I had believed that he was sitting in the Heavens on the right hand of God, as I had been taught on Earth to believe. When he saw my surprise, he looked on me with a Wonderful Love and said that I must not further believe that he was God, or even a part of Him. Or, that he was in the high heavens accepting the worship of humans, for he was only a spirit, as I was, and was still working among mortals, as well as spirits, to lead them into the Light, and The Way to the Father's Divine Love.
At first, I confess, it was difficult for me to believe this. I had my doubts. But his manner of talking to me and the Wonderful Love that he displayed, not only for me, but for all humankind, soon convinced me that he was the True Jesus and not an imposter. Afterwards, I met many spirits who knew him and had been his followers for many years. They told me that he was the Jesus of the Bible. I could not do anything else but believe. Now, after my long years of association with him and feeling his ministrations of Love and the influence of his greatness, I know that he is the True Jesus, who by his teachings, and overwhelming Love, saves humans from their sins, by showing them The Way to the Father's Kingdom. So my dear son, do not doubt what I tell you now, in reference to this matter, or what I have already told you.
Well, it is somewhat difficult to describe his appearance. I will try. He is of a commanding figure, as you say on Earth. His features are regular. His eyes are of a deep blue, almost a purple blue, with such depths of Love in them that under its influence you almost forget to note the color of his eyes. The hair is a beautiful brown, worn long and parted in the middle, so that it falls over his shoulders. His nose is straight and somewhat long, with nostrils very refined and showing the artistic elements in his nature. His other features are in keeping with those I have described. He wears a beard quite long, very silky and brown like his hair. His manner is grace itself and modesty personified. Yet in him is the intensity of feeling which can show itself in just indignation, when the occasion requires. Yet with all the great beauty of his person and the Greater Love of his soul showing itself, he is very humble, more so than any spirit I have seen.
I have given you a bare outline of his appearance. You will never fully realize, in your mind's eye, just what his appearance is. Only when you come over and meet him, will you fully understand the appearance of the most wonderful, beautiful, and Loving spirit in all God's Universe.
Some day this will happen. You will not have the doubts that I had. Your heart will go out to him from the first moment of your meeting. My dear son, it is a greater privilege than you can appreciate, to be thus prepared to meet your friend and teacher. For he is your friend to a degree that is beyond what I thought he would ever be while you are on Earth.
So you see, my experience was a somewhat exceptional one. One secret of its being so is that I received very Great Faith and the Divine Love of my Father, while on Earth.
While the teachings of many preachers are, that the Earth is the only place of probation. That teaching is not correct. Yet if it were believed more, and humankind should prepare their future in view of that belief, many a human, when they become a spirit, would avoid experiences that are very unpleasant and retard their progress in the Spirit World. Of course, such a belief, when the mortal fails to make the preparation, will work them great injury after they become a spirit, because such a belief is difficult to get rid of. As long as it lasts, the spirit is very apt to believe that their status is fixed forever. Hence, they will not progress until they accept the Truth. So you see after all, the only good belief is a belief in the Truth, which never changes.
Probation is not confined to the Earth Life, but is with humans and spirits alike. In fact it never ends. For each preceding condition of a spirit is nothing more than a probationary condition to what follows. But the great probationary condition, undoubtedly, is that which exists for the mortal while on Earth. If that probation is accepted, and made the most of, the spirit of human gains an advantage which is beyond my ability to describe.
Sometimes humans do not attempt to take all the advantage of this probation on Earth. Come to the Spirit World in all their material thoughts and sins, with their souls dead, as Jesus said. Find that in such condition, as spirits, they have a more difficult time to Awaken from such condition and progress. I am informed that some spirits have been in this World for many, many years, and have not yet had an Awakening. So you must see the importance of taking advantage of the Earth probation.
Well dear son, I have written a great deal and must stop now, though I should like to write you a much longer time.
So with all my Love I will close, and sign myself, your Loving Grandmother, Ann Rollins.
September 17th, 1915
I am here, St. Andrew.
I came to tell you that where Divine Love is, there can be no sin, or unhappiness, and fear is not.
We, who live in the Celestial Spheres, know this to be a fact. With all the force and authority that Knowledge gives, we declare this Divine Truth unto you tonight. The Love that casteth out all fear is the Divine Love of the Father. When a spirit obtains that, there exists no such thing as fear, and nothing that could create, or permit, fear to exist.
God wants the souls of humans in Love, and not in fear. The only Way in which such end can be accomplished is for humans to see and know Him as a God of Love only. No human can come to the Father except through this New Birth, and Faith in the Father's Divine Love.
The performance of duty, good works, and mere faith, while they will all help human in the development of their moral character and qualities, yet they will not give them an entrance into the Celestial Heavens, which are the Heavens where Jesus rules and is the Prince, unless the spirit (soul) shall obtain this Divine Love, which makes it a part of the Father's Very Essence of Divinity.
Many spirits are happy by reason of their having led good, moral lives on Earth, and because of a high development of their Natural Love, realize that God is their Father, watches over them, and gives them many Blessings. This happiness is not that, which comes with the possession of the Divine Love. Besides, the place of habitation of these spirits is limited and does not permit these spirits to have free access to all the Spheres where God's Goodness and Care are Manifested (to the highest degree).
The spirits, who have obtained this Divine Love, have no limitation to the Spheres in which they may progress. Are not restricted in their places of habitation, or in the Spheres in which they may live. Besides, the Presence and Glory of the Father are so much greater in these Celestial Spheres, than in those where the mere Natural Love obtains.
I must not write more tonight, for you are commencing to tire. So with all my Love I will say, your brother in Christ, St. Andrew.
December 28th, 1915
I am Jesus.
I will write only a few lines. I merely want to say that what you have read tonight from your wife, as to her progress and her condition of Love is all True. She is in such a state of happiness that you must not wonder that she was not able to describe to you her home and her new surroundings, for they are beyond description in the words that you mortals use to express your ideas.
This I will say; that the heart of human has never conceived, nor the mind of human thought, of the Great Blessings and Joy which the Father has prepared for those who Love Him, in The Way of possessing His Divine Love, which makes their souls At-One with Him, causes them to partake of His Divine Nature, and realize that they are a part of His Great Divinity, and Immortal.
If mortals would only learn of this Great Plan of the Father for their Redemption, then believe and try to get this Great Love, how much more happiness there would be. Not only among spirits, among mortals also. For this Divine Love can be possessed to a very great degree by mortals, notwithstanding they have all the trials and temptations of the flesh.
My object is to have you and your friend obtain this Great Love while you are still in the flesh. For your work will require that you have this Divine Love, so that you can not only teach its existence, but by your very lives show, and prove, to humankind that it is a thing of Reality.
I will soon write you another message that will show another Great Truth which humankind must know.
Well, I will explain that sentence in one of my messages very soon. Will, to the satisfaction of your friend, show that God never leads any of His Children into temptation. That I never said, in teaching my disciples the Lord's Prayer, that they should pray that God would not lead them into temptation. I will also write you the actual prayer, which I taught them, which is the True Prayer, which all humans, with fervent, honest, longing hearts should offer to the Father. So let not this trouble you, or your friend. For God does not lead humans into temptation. On the contrary, uses the influence of His righteous spirits upon them, to help them resist all temptation.
With all my Love for you, your co-worker (Dr. Leslie Stone), and the Blessings of the Father upon you both, I am your brother and friend, Jesus.
February 28th, 1916
I am here, Jesus.
I desire tonight to write you on the subject: How a soul must receive the Divine Love of the Father in order to become an inhabitant of the Kingdom of God, and realize that Immortality of which I have written you.
In the first place, it must be understood that the Divine Love of the Father is an entirely distinct kind of Love from the Natural Love, which the Father bestowed upon humans at the time of their Creation. Which human has possessed in a more, or less, condition of purity ever since that time.
This Divine Love was never conferred upon human as a perfect and completed Gift, either at the time of their Creation, or since my coming to Earth. But as a Gift which is waiting for humans own efforts and aspirations to obtain, and without which it can never become theirs. Although, it (the Holy Spirit)is always close to them, waiting to answer their call.
Then understanding what this Divine Love is, and that human must seek for It, and what Its effect upon the soul of human is, it becomes very important that humans should make the obtaining of It, the one great object of their aspirations and desires. For when they possess It, to a degree that makes them At-One with the Father, they cease to be a mere human, and become of a Nature of Soul Existence that makes them Divine, with many Qualities of the Father. The chief of which is, of course, Divine Love. Also, causes them to absolutely realize the fact of their Immortality.
Mere moral goodness, or the possession of the Natural Love to its fullest degree, will not confer upon human this Divine Nature that I have mentioned. Nor will good acts, charity, and kindness, of themselves, lead humans to the possession of this Divine Love. The possession of this Divine Love, in Truth, and in fact, will lead to charity, good deeds, and kindness, always unselfish, and to a Brotherhood of Humans on Earth, which the mere Natural Love cannot possibly lead to, or cause to exist.
I know, that humans preach about the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Humans, and urge humans to attempt to cultivate the thoughts and deeds of Love, self-sacrifice, and charity, in a way to bring about the greatly to be wished for Unity of Life and Purpose on the part of humans. And, by reason of this Natural Love, can themselves do a great work in bringing about this Brotherhood. Yet the chain that binds them together cannot possibly be any stronger than the Natural Love which forges it. When that becomes overshadowed by ambition and material desires, the Brotherhood will become greatly weakened, or disappear entirely. Humans will realize that its foundation, was not built upon a rock, but rather upon the infirm sand, which could not sustain the superstructure, when the storms arising from humans ambition, desires for power and greatness, and many other material things, beat upon it. So I say, there is a great necessity for something more than human's mere Natural Love to help them form a Brotherhood that will remain steadfast and firm under all conditions and among all humans.
So this Natural Love under circumstances the most favorable to preserve the constancy of human's happiness and freedom from sin and error, proved itself to be not sufficient to maintain that condition (at the time of the First Parents who were Perfect). Then what may be expected of it when circumstances are such that this Natural Love has degenerated from its Pure State and has become defiled by all these tendencies of humans to do that, which is in violation not only of God's Laws, but also of everything that would otherwise help humans to realize a True Brotherhood (Fellowship).
As I have heretofore said in my writings, there will come a time when this Natural Love will be restored to its Original State of Purity and freedom from sin, and when this Brotherhood may exist in a degree of perfection that will make all humans happy. Yet that time is far off, and will not be realized on Earth at all, until the New Birth, and the New Heavens appear. In the meantime, humans dreams of this Great Brotherhood will not be realized.
I know that humans expect that sometime, in the far distant future, by means of education, conventions, and preachments of Moral Truth, this dream of an Ideal Brotherhood will be established on Earth. All the souls of hatred and war, and the oppression of the weak by the strong will disappear. I tell you; that if humans depend upon this mere Natural Love (themselves), and all the great feelings and impulses that may arise from it, to bring about this condition so much desired, they will find disappointments, and lose faith in the goodness of humans. At times retrogression, not only in that Natural Love, but in the conduct of humans towards one another, and in the treatment of nations by one another.
I have digressed somewhat from my subject. I thought it best to show to human that their dependence upon themselves, which is their dependence on this Natural Love, is not sufficient, and adequate to bring them into a condition of happiness, even on Earth. Therefore, totally inadequate to bring them into the Kingdom of Celestial Heavens.
The Divine Love that I speak of is, of Itself, not only able to make a human an inhabitant of the Father's Kingdom, but is sufficient to enable them to bring about, and realize, to the fullest of their dreams, that Great Brotherhood, even while on Earth.
This Divine Love of the Father's Own Self (Soul) is of a never changing Nature. In all places and under all conditions is working out the same results. Converting the souls of humans on Earth, as well as of the spirits in the Spirit World, into not only the image, but the (Spiritual) Substance of the Divine Nature. It may be possessed in smaller, or greater, degree, depending upon humans themselves. This degree of possession determines the condition of the soul, and its nearness to the Father's Kingdom, whether the soul be in the flesh, or in the spirit.
Human does not have to wait to become a spirit, in order to seek for and obtain this Divine Love. The soul on Earth is the same soul, as when in the Spirit World. Its capacity for receiving this Divine Love is just as great in one place, as in the other. Of course, on Earth there are many circumstances, surroundings, and limitations on human, that prevent the free workings of the soul, in the way of aspirations and Faith, that do not exist after human becomes an inhabitant of the Spirit World. Nevertheless, and notwithstanding, all these drawbacks and stumbling blocks of the Earth Life, the soul of human may receive this Divine Love without limitations. To an abundance that will make them a New Creature (Divine Angel), as the scriptures say.
The possession of this Divine Love also means the absence of those desires and longings, of what is called the natural human, which produce selfishness, unkindness, and other qualities, which create sin and error, and prevent the existence of this True Brotherhood, which humans so earnestly desire, as the forerunner of Peace and Good Will. The more of this Divine Love that enters into the soul of human, the less there is of evil tendencies and desires, and the more of the Divine Nature and Qualities.
The Father is All Goodness, Love, Truth, Forgiveness, and Kindness. These Qualities, the souls of humans become possessed of, when they receive and possess the Divine Love. When human is sincere and Faithful, and possesses these Qualities, they never leave them, or change. When this Brotherhood shall be founded on them, it will be built on a rock. Will continue to live, become purer, and firmer, in its binding effect, and in the great results that will flow from it, for its Foundation Stone will be the Divine Nature of the Father, which is without variableness, or change, and never disappointing.
A Brotherhood so created and joined together is, as I say, "the only True Brotherhood that will make for human, a kind of Heaven on Earth, and banish wars, hatred, strife, and selfishness, and the Principal of mine and thine. The mine will be changed to Ours. All humankind will be Truly brothers and sisters, without reference to race, or sect, or intellectual acquirements. All will be recognized as, the Children of The One Father. Such will be the effect of the existence of this Divine Love in humans souls on Earth. When such souls leave their envelope of flesh, they will find their homes in the Celestial Kingdom of God, parts of the Divinity of the Father, and partakers of His Immortality. Only this Divine Love will fit the souls of humans for this (Celestial) Kingdom, because in this (Celestial) Kingdom, all things partake of this Divine Nature. Nothing which has not that Divine Quality can possibly enter therein.
So humans must understand that no mere belief, or ceremony of church, or baptism, or any of these things are sufficient to enable a soul to become an inhabitant of this Kingdom. Humans may do, and deceive themselves in their beliefs, that anything short of, or other than, this Divine Love can ensure them an entrance into the Kingdom.
Beliefs may help humans to seek and aspire to the possession of this Divine Love, but unless, and until, this Divine Love is actually possessed by the souls of humans, they cannot become partakers of the Divine Nature and enjoy the happiness and peace of the Father's (Celestial) Kingdom.
When The Way to obtain this Divine Love is so easy, and the Joy of its possession is so great, it is surprising that humans will be satisfied with the husks of formalism, and the satisfaction and delusion of mere lip worship and intellectual beliefs.
As I have said this Divine Love is waiting for every human to possess, who sincerely and with True soul aspirations seek It. It is not a part of, but surrounding and enveloping, every human. But at the same time forming no part of them, unless their longings and prayers have opened up their soul, so that It may flow in and infill them with Its Presence.
Human is never compelled to receive It, as they are never compelled to do other things against their will. But as in the latter case, when in the exercise of that same will, they refuse to let the Divine Love flow into their soul, they must suffer the penalty, which is the utter and absolute deprivation of any possibility to become an inhabitant of the Kingdom of God, or Celestial Kingdom, and of any consciousness of the fact of their Immortality.
Let humans turn their thoughts (beliefs) and aspirations to God, and in Truth and sincerity, pray to The Father for an inflowing into their souls of His Divine Love, and have Faith. They always find that the Father will Bestow His Divine Love upon them, in accordance with the extent of their aspirations and longings, which are mediums of opening up their souls to the workings of the Holy Spirit, which, as I have before written, is the Messenger of God, for the conveying of His Divine Love, from His Fountainhead of Love, to the souls of the prayerful and aspiring humans.
In no other way can the Divine Love be possessed by human. Always it is an individual matter between the particular human and The Father. No other human, or body of humans, or church, or spirits, or Angels, can do the work of the individual. As to them, their soul is the only thing involved. Only their aspirations, their prayers, and their will, can open up their soul to the inflowing of this Divine Love, which makes them a part of Its Own Divinity.
Of course, the prayers, kind thoughts, and Loving influences of good humans, and Divine Spirits and Angels, can, and do, help the souls of humans in turning to His Divine Love, and in progressing in its possession, but as to the question, will a human become possessor, or not, of this Divine Love, it depends upon the human.
Well, I have written enough for tonight and must stop. So my dear brother, I will say with all my Love and blessings, goodnight, your brother and friend, Jesus.
May 8th, 1916.
I am here, Jesus.
I come tonight to finish my message, and will do so, if your condition is such that you may receive it. Well, as you may remember, my subject is: How the Divine Love enters into the soul of a human being.
I have already explained to you the difference between, and the respective functions of; the physical body, the spiritual body, and the soul. How the Real Human is the soul, which may live forever. I have also shown you how the physical and spiritual bodies change their component parts, and as such bodies, disintegrated and disappear in the form that they may have at any one time.
Well, the soul is the human, and becomes the Divine Angel of God's Celestial Kingdom. The soul may also become only the everlasting part of human in the Spiritual Kingdom, as contradistinguished from the Celestial Heavens.
The Only Way, in which the soul may become an inhabitant of the Celestial Spheres, is by its obtaining of the Divine Love, thereby become a partaker of the Divine Nature of The Father. This can be accomplished only by the inflowing of the Divine Love, by means of the operation of the Holy Spirit, which is the Instrumentality used by God to carry this Divine Love into the souls of humans. As I have before said, this Divine Love never forces itself into the souls of humans. Comes only when humans seek for it in sincerity and with effort. It is waiting for all humans to receive it, but never comes into the soul of its own initiative, and without invitation. So the important question is; how does it come into the soul, and what must humans do to induce its inflowing.
There is only One Way. That is; by the opening up of the soul, in such a manner, that this Divine Love, when it comes in response to sincere seeking, may find an entrance, and a condition of development that will cause it to find lodgment and abiding place, Harmonious and satisfactory to the qualities of Its Own Existence. Of course, humans cannot, of themselves, open up their souls to this inflowing. For, while they have great power, yet the will is not sufficient. Nor, have they any other inherent qualities that will enable them to place their soul in such condition as to make possible the work of the Holy Spirit, in causing the Divine Love to flow into the soul. The only means, by which this can be accomplished, are prayer and Faith. When a human, in True earnestness and sincere aspirations, prays to the Father for this Divine Love, such prayer not only brings Divine Love, but causes those portions of the soul which are capable of receiving this Divine Love to open up to its coming, and to work in such a way as to attract the Divine Love.
The Holy Spirit never performs this work of preparing the soul for the reception of this Divine Love. Merely brings the Divine Love, and causes its inflowing, when the soul is in condition to receive it. In answer to prayer, there are other Instrumentalities of the Father working to prepare the soul condition that is required. These Instrumentalities are the bright spirits (Divine Angels) of the Celestial Heavens, whose duties, among others, are to answer the prayers of the penitent, in the way of infilling the soul with influences that turn the thoughts and aspirations to this Divine Love and its operations.
As I said when on Earth, there is no other Way to get into the sheep fold but through the gateway provided. They that attempt to climb over the fence are a thief and a robber. But this should be modified to fit the exact fact, for there is no possibility of getting into this fold by climbing the fence. There is Only One Way; that through the gate of prayer and sincere longing.
I know that many humans believe that the performance of church duties, and the observation of the requirements of the church, as to baptism,the sacraments, etc., will be sufficient to enable them to get into the Kingdom. I tell you that they are all wrong. Their disappointment will be very great when they come into the Spirit World.
What are called moral deeds and good thoughts will not cause this inflowing of the Divine Love, because these things are necessary steps towards the purification of the soul in its Natural Love. No matter how pure this Natural Love may become, yet it is not the Divine Love, or any portion of it.
Good thoughts and deeds, though, may help to turn the aspirations of the soul to these higher conditions, and open up its perceptions to a degree that may lead to prayer and Faith. Therefore, in addition to their work of purifying the Natural Love may prove to be of great value in assisting humans towards the development of the soul, so that the Divine Love may enter into it. But to depend on good thoughts, moral deeds, and a Life pure from sin, to give human the right to an entrance into the Celestial Kingdom, is a great mistake.
The Divine Love is; a thing entirely apart from the nature of human, even in its purest state. Was never conferred on human, as was the Natural Love. Consequently, when human obtains this Divine Love, and it becomes a part of their soul qualities, their Nature, as it were, changes. They become a New Creature. An additional something has been conferred upon them. It becomes impossible for them to remain the mere human that they were, and they always would be, except for this change in their Nature.
I know that humans do not understand the distinction between a human with only the Natural Love, and one with the Divine Love. But the distinction is so great, that the one, when possessed to a sufficient degree, makes the human a part of Divinity, while the other, no matter how fully possessed, and how Pure it may become, makes human merely human, though a Perfect One.
Whosoever will pray in sincerity for the inflowing of this Divine Love will receive it. It is not a respecter of persons. The sincere aspirations of the soul of any human, be they prince or peasant, rich or poor, will invariably cause this Divine Love to come into their soul and change their nature, so that they will become a New Creature. One not subject to (spiritual) death forever more.
The merely intellectual prayers are not efficacious. For it does not have any effect in opening up the soul. Neither does much of this praying do the work. One little moment of this True Praying, will be more effective in causing this Divine Love to flow towards the soul, than a whole lifetime of idle repetition of prayers that come from a source merely mental. Here let me say that the mind is not the soul, and much less God.
Well, I think I have made plain how this Divine Love flows into a human's soul. In addition, what its effect is, when possessed by human. There is nothing in all God's Universe that can take its place, for the purpose of making a human At-One with the Father, and of causing them to become Divine, in so far as they possess this Divine Love.
So I say to all humans, pray, and pray, and never cease to pray, for the inflowing of this Divine Love. For there is no limit to its abundance, or the amount which human, or spirit, may obtain. Always, in the Celestial Heavens, we spirits continually pray for an increased bestowal. Always our prayers are answered. But always there is more to follow.
I must not write more tonight. I am satisfied with the correctness of your receiving my message, and will come again and write you another.
With all my Love and blessings, I am, your brother and friend, Jesus.
September 10th, 1916
I am here, Samuel.
I come to write you that I am with you in Love and hope for your present blessing and happiness.
I know that the worries of Life prevent you from realizing the Influence of this Great Love which is surrounding you, and which is ready and waiting to fill your soul to its fullness. If you will pray more to the Father, and exercise your Faith, you will find that your worries will lessen. Peace will come to you in such Abundance and Beauty, that you will feel like a new human.
As John said, with this Faith, Divine Love will flow into your soul. You will realize, to some extent, the joys of our Celestial conditions. For the Divine Love that may be yours is the same Divine Love, in its Divine Nature, that we possess, and that has made Angels of us all, and inhabitants of the Father's Kingdom. Only believe, and you will realize how willing this Divine Love is to take possession of your soul and make you so happy, that even the troubles that you have will not be sufficient to take from you the Great Peace that Passeth All Understanding.
I have been in the Spirit World for many years, and have possessed this Divine Love for a long time. I know, by actual experience, what it is, and what Great Joy it brings to its possessor. So that, you can rely on what I promise you, and feel the certainty that Actual Knowledge gives. I am now, as you know, a wholly Redeemed Child of the Father. One who knows that His Divine Love in the soul makes the human, or spirit, of the Essence of the Father. When this Divine Love enters the soul of human, it increases like the leaven in the dough, and continues in its work, until the whole soul is impregnated with it, and everything of sin or error is wholly eradicated.
Divine Love Worketh All Things that human can wish for, or conceive of, and more besides. Paul's description of Divine Love, and the wonderful qualities and conditions that emanate from it, does not contain all its emanations and resultant happiness.
I must not write more tonight for it is late and you are tiring. So believe what I have said. Try to follow my advice. You will soon experience that Peace and Happiness which only this Divine Love can bring to the souls of humans.
So with my Love and blessings I will say goodnight, your brother in Christ, Samuel.