Jesus Communicates a Personal Message to Mr. Padgett. He States That He Is Not God,
but Was Sent by the Father to Lead Men to His Favour and Love. As Such, He Is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
I AM HERE. Jesus.
Be of good cheer, for I am with you always. Do not let your heart fear, for the Lord is your Keeper and He will be your Guide and Shield. Only believe and trust in Him and you will soon be born again into the spiritual world of His Kingdom. Let me teach you and give you the thoughts that He gave to me while on earth. Let me show you that the things of this world are not the things that save the soul from sin and unhappiness. Be a true follower of your God.
IT IS THE FLOWING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT INTO THE SOUL OF A MAN, AND THE DISAPPEARING OF ALL THAT TENDED TO KEEP IT IN A CONDITION OF SIN AND ERROR. IT IS NOT THE WORKINGS OF THE MAN'S OWN WILL BUT THE GRACE OF GOD. IT IS THE LOVE OF GOD THAT PASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING.
You will soon experience the change, and then you will be a happy man and fit to lead others to the Truths of God. Let your heart be open to the "knockings" of the Spirit, and keep your mind free from thoughts of sin. Be a man who loves his God and his fellowman. Your love is only now of the earthly kind, but it will soon be of a spiritual quality.
YOU MUST NOT LET THE CARES OF THIS WORLD KEEP YOU FROM GOD. LET HIS SPIRIT COME INTO YOUR SOUL. YOUR WILL IS THE THING THAT DETERMINES WHETHER YOU WILL BECOME A CHILD OF GOD OR NOT. UNLESS YOU ARE WILLING TO LET THE HOLY SPIRIT ENTER INTO YOUR HEART IT WILL NOT DO SO. ONLY THE VOLUNTARY SUBMISSION TO, OR ACCEPTANCE OF, THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL MAKE THE CHANGE.
I WAS THE INSTRUMENT IN GOD'S HANDS OF LEADING MEN TO HIS FAVOR AND LOVE. WHEN I SAID THAT I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE, I MEANT THAT THROUGH MY TEACHINGS AND EXAMPLE MEN SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND GOD. I WAS NOT GOD AND NEVER CLAIMED TO BE. THE WORSHIP OF ME AS A GOD IS BLASPHEMOUS, AND I DID NOT TEACH IT. I AM A SON OF GOD, AS YOU ARE. DO NOT LET THE TEACHINGS OF MEN LEAD YOU TO WORSHIP ME AS A GOD. I AM NOT.
THE "TRINITY" IS A MISTAKE OF THE WRITERS OF THE BIBLE. THERE IS NO "TRINITY"-ONLY ONE GOD, THE FATHER. HE IS ONE AND ALONE. I AM HIS TEACHER OF TRUTH. THE HOLY SPIRIT IS HIS MESSENGER AND DISPENSER OF LOVE TO MANKIND. WE ARE ONLY HIS INSTRUMENTS IN BRINGING MAN TO A UNION WITH HIM.
I AM NOT THE EQUAL OF MY FATHER. HE IS THE ONLY TRUE GOD. I CAME FROM THE SPIRIT WORLD TO EARTH AND TOOK THE FORM OF MAN, BUT I DID NOT BECOME GOD-ONLY THE SON OF MY FATHER. YOU ALSO LIVED AS A SPIRIT IN THAT KINGDOM, BUT YOU TOOK THE FORM OF MAN MERELY AS A SON OF YOUR FATHER. YOU ARE THE SAME AS I AM, EXCEPT AS TO SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT, AND YOU MAY BECOME AS GREATLY DEVELOPED AS MYSELF.
I AM THE FIRST SON ON EARTH WHO HAD BECOME VESTED WITH THE DIVINE LOVE OF GOD TO THE EXTENT OF BEING WHOLLY FREE FROM SIN AND ERROR WHEN I LIVED IN THE FLESH. MY LIFE WAS NOT A LIFE OF EARTHLY PLEASURE OR SIN,BUT WAS GIVEN WHOLLY TO MY FATHER'S WORK. I WAS HIS "ONLY" SON IN THAT LIGHT. AND HE WAS MY FATHER AS I KNEW HIM TO BE. HE IS NOT A SPIRIT OF FORM LIKE MYSELF OR YOURSELF.
I WAS BORN AS YOU WERE BORN. I WAS THE SON OF MARY AND JOSEPH, AND NOT BORN OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AS IT IS WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE. I WAS ONLY A HUMAN BEING AS REGARDS MY BIRTH AND PHYSICAL EXISTENCE. THE ACCOUNT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT IS NOT TRUE, AND WAS WRITTEN BY THOSE WHO KNEW NOT WHAT THEY WROTE. THEY HAVE DONE THE CAUSE OF GOD'S TRUTHS MUCH INJURY. LET NOT YOUR BELIEF IN THAT ERROR KEEP YOU FROM SEEING THAT MY TEACHINGS ARE THE TRUTH. BE ONLY A BELIEVER OF GOD AND HIS TRUTHS, AND YOU WILL SOON BE IN THE KINGDOM. YOU WILL SOON BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND, AS I UNDERSTAND.
Mr. Padgett's Father Confirms Jesus' Previous Message.
I AM HERE. Your father.
Jesus-the one of the Bible. He was with you and you are the one who must feel that you are highly favored. You must believe that it was he.
No, it was the true Jesus. No imposter could have written as he did.
Your father, John H. Padgett
I AM HERE. Jesus.
You are my friend and disciple. You are in me and I am in thee, and we are in the Father. You are in me for all eternity.
My Kingdom is not of this world and you are not of this world. You are in me, as I told my disciples of old. Only believe me and keep my commandments, and I will love you to the end, and the Father will love you.
I mean that you must love all mankind and try to show them the Way to God's Love.
I am my Father's son of Truth and Righteousness and, as such, you must pray to the Father in my name-not because I am Jesus, but because I represent all the Truth and Love of my Father.
Yes, and that is the only Way in which men can come to the Father-no other. And when my Kingdom is completed, only those who have become one with the Father will become a part of it.
Yes, she told you the truth. My Kingdom will be composed only of those who believe in my teachings and who have received the Holy Ghost. So, do not doubt more. You I have selected, and you will be my true disciple and messenger of Truth. You have my help and love to the fullest, and no man can take it from you. In all eternity, you will be with me.
God answers your prayers because you have faith and are my own disciple. So, continue to pray and He will hear you and answer your prayers.
No, only believe and trust Him. He will never forsake you or let you want.
You must love God with all your heart and soul and mind, and your neighbor as yourself-this is the Great Commandment. So, observe this and you will be happy and free.
Let your prayers become more fervent and your faith more fully developed. I will help you to know more of your Father's Love, and you will soon become a true follower of me.
You must seek and you will know. Wait until I give my messages, and then you will know the Truth.
Yes, I am the vine and you are the branch. So, believe!
What you have written are my thoughts. You did not think any of the thoughts.
So, good night and may God bless you, as I do now.
Mr. Padgett's Mother Responds to Jesus' Message.
Oh, my dear son, the Master has told you the Way to salvation. Only believe!
I am Your loving mother,
Ann R. Padgett
The Master Gives Additional Assurance That He Is Jesus. He Also Refers to a Spirit Who Claimed That He Had Lost His Soul.
I AM HERE. Jesus.
I know that what you say is true, but it is I, Jesus, the man who was crucified on Calvary, who comes to you and writes. These persons who will not believe this fact will someday become convinced.
I am with you, as I have told you, because I have work for you to do, and also because I love you very dearly. So, you must not doubt me in any way. If you do not, you will soon see from my messages, and also from your own spiritual development, that I am the Jesus that I represent myself to be. So, believe in me and you will be happier and prosper in every way. Soon, I want to commence my messages again.
Yes, you will soon be in condition, and then we will continue our work.
Well, he was so overshadowed by the results of his confining all his thoughts when on earth to his mental development that his soul was permitted and compelled to starve, and, as he now believes, has left him. Of course, he has his soul and only needs an awakening of his spiritual perceptions to realize that fact. But as long as he remains in the mental condition that he is now in, he will never find his soul, as he says. The only thing that will get him out of that condition of mind is an opening of his spiritual nature, and then a belief in the Love of the Father.
Your grandmother is now endeavoring to bring about his awakening and she will succeed, for she is a very wise as well as a highly developed spirit in her soul qualities.
The spirit is not what you might call a wicked one. Only he committed the great error of believing that the mind was everything in existence and, as he said, the soul and all spiritual faculties were myths. Many a spirit is in this condition of mind overshadowing the soul to such a degree as to cause the soul, so far as the knowledge or belief of the spirit is concerned, to be lost.
He is not one that will find much difficulty in recovering his soul as soon as the soul faculties are awakened.
The unfortunate spirit is one who knows that he has a soul, and that that soul is filled with sin and error and has no apparent way of becoming cleansed. I know of no spirit more to be pitied, or one who needs more the influence and help of both spirits and mortals.
Let me tell you right here that, when you help a spirit to find the Way to salvation and God's Love, you are doing the greatest work that God has given any of His creatures to do. And when that spirit, through your help, finds that Way and realizes the Truth and receives this Love, he is forever your most thankful friend and worker in forwarding the interests of your own spiritual being. So, when the Bible says that for every soul saved there is a new star added to the crown of one who is the instrument in saving such a soul, it only declares a Truth which exists and which never changes. So, in your work of helping these poor, sinful and darkened spirits, you are laying up spiritual jewels which, when you come over into the spirit world, will form a part of your soul's existence.
Of course, there are no jewels as such, but they represent great qualities of happiness and love which the Father will give you. Men do not realize of what momentous importance the saving of a soul is, and what results come to them as such a savior.
I am not going to write more on this subject now, as I will deal with it in my other messages.
So, I will now say good night, and may the Love of the Father be with you and in you this night.
I will give you all my love, and help you to obtain your desires.
Your true brother,
Mrs. Padgett Affirms That Jesus Wrote About What a "Lost Soul" Means.
I AM HERE. Helen.
Well, did not the Master explain what the lost soul means in a way that makes it very plain? I am so glad that you asked him and received the answer that you did.
He is the only Jesus of the Bible, and you are right when you say you believe that he is. Let not what men say cause you to doubt this fact, for it is a fact.
He is the greatest son of his Father. When you have him for a friend, you are rich indeed. So, my dear Ned, continue to believe in him, and listen to his teachings and follow them.
Well, I love you, as you know, with all my heart and soul, and with a love that increases as the Father's Love fills my heart more abundantly. And when I am so filled with more of this Love, I will tell you and you will know that my love for you has increased correspondingly.
So, my darling Ned, I must say good night.
Ann Rollins States That Jesus Writes Through Mr. Padgett. She Also Declares That There Are No Imposters of Jesus Who Write.
I AM HERE. Your grandmother.
Well, I am glad to be with you again, as I want to tell you of some truths that you will be benefited by knowing.
You have had more or less doubt pass through your mind as to whether we are really the persons whom we represent ourselves to be, whether your own mind produces the thoughts to write, or whether some evil spirit or imposter writes through you.
I want to tell you now, with all the love which I have for you, that each one of us who writes you is the person he represents himself to be. No spirit who may seek to impose on you is permitted to write or in any way communicate with you. Our band is sufficiently powerful to prevent any such spirit from intruding himself upon you. Of course, the unfortunate spirits who write you we permit to do so, but they are not imposters. They tell you truthfully just who they are.
I know how natural it is for you to doubt this great marvel of spirit communion, and of the truthfulness of our representations, but I assure you that it is all true.
The Master is the one of whom you read in the Bible, and of whom you have heard all of your life - the only difference being that he is not God or a part of Him, but a spirit, and the greatest in all the Celestial Kingdom.
He is not so very different from what he was on earth in his desire to do the great work which the Father gave him to do, except that he is now more highly developed than when a man traveling the plains and mountains of Palestine.
He is more powerful and knows so many more Truths of the Father, but his love is just the same-only greater in degree.
So, you must not doubt any longer or you will not develop as you should.
He is the wisest and most filled with the Father's Love of all the spirits in the Celestial Spheres.
I know that you love us all, and I believe that you love him also. And when I tell you that his love is greater than that of any of us, I am merely telling you what is true.
I would like to write more tonight but there are some others here who are very anxious to write to you, and I will stop.
Your own true and loving grandmother,
Jesus Discusses the Result of Mr. Padgett's Belief in Him.
I AM HERE. Jesus.
Well, I am here to tell you of my great gratification in hearing you declare your belief in me again, as you did today. This may seem to be a small matter to you, but I tell you it is one of greatest moment, not only to my cause but to you personally, because it puts you in close rapport with me, and helps you get into a condition which enables you to respond with a greater facility to my efforts to convey my messages to you. Also, it has a reflex influence on your spiritual condition, and tends to increase your faith in what I tell you of the Father's Love, and His Great Mercy and Plan for man's redemption. I am pleased with your declaration, and will help you to become more at-one with me in my work.
SO, LET NOT DOUBT COME INTO YOUR MIND AS TO MY BEING WHO AND WHAT I REPRESENT MYSELF TO BE. FOR IF THERE IS A TRUTH IN ALL THE UNIVERSE, THAT ASSERTION OF MINE IS A TRUTH. Let your faith increase and your life will be happier, and you will become better fitted to inhabit the sphere which I have determined you shall have for your home.
Oh, my dear brother, it is a great consolation to know that you will do my work as I desire it to be done on earth, and to feel that I can rely upon you to receive my gospel of Truth and Light to mankind!
Yes, you were correct, and I will soon write on this subject at length. And you will see that, before me, no man or spirit ever declared the Truth of immortality. You have a right conception of what I meant, and you will realize sometime that that immortality is for you-you, and all who believe as you do and SEEK FOR THE DIVINE ESSENCE WHICH ALONE CAN BRING IMMORTALITY TO MAN.
Very soon, now, I will continue my last message, and then we will progress faster in our work.
Well, I will not detain you longer tonight, as there are several present who desire to write.
Well, that is now a part of your work, and your band knows that you must do that work. It will not injure your rapport with your band, or cause your power of writing to diminish.
So, with all my love and the Blessings of the Father, I am
Your own true brother,
Mrs. Padgett Corroborates That Jesus Wrote.
I AM HERE. Helen.
Well, sweetheart, the Master was disappointed that he could not finish his message, and he seemed to be very anxious to write tonight. Of course, you could not help the disappointment, but he is so very anxious to continue these messages. I know that you were perfectly willing that he should write, and tried your best to take the messages; but, somehow, your condition was not just right. Well, you will have the opportunity again soon.
No, it was the Master. He was writing and no one else. You will not be imposed upon by anyone claiming to be him. We will not permit such a thing, and you must not doubt.
I want to tell you that you are very much improved in your spiritual condition, and you must pray more and have more faith. We are trying to help you in every way, so pray to the Father and you will soon realize the results of your prayers.
As you must not write more tonight, I will stop. But I must tell you that I love you with all my heart and soul.
Well, sweetheart, good night.
Your own true and loving
Jesus Enlarges Upon the Efforts of the Spirits to Show Men the Truths of the Father.
I AM HERE. Jesus.
I want to add a little to what your grandmother said about the efforts of the spirit world to show men the Truths of the Father.
I know that it will be difficult to make men believe in communications that may come through mediums, and that the churches will antagonize the reception of such communications. But I want to tell you that there will be such power exerted by the spirits of the Kingdom that no efforts on the part of men or churches will be able to withstand these efforts of the spirits. Just as soon as mortals get in condition to receive these Truths, they will be given all the powers necessary; and the Truths will come with such force and exactness that the erroneous beliefs will have to give way and let the Truths that I speak of take their places.
I know that it will be difficult to get men and women in the proper condition to receive these communications, but it will be accomplished, and that before a great while.
Humanity is now longing for the Truth of the Father, and their longings must be satisfied. No longer will form and ceremony and the mere declarations of the churches as to what God has provided for His children, and what the churches have provided, be sufficient to satisfy. The mind as well as the credulity of men must be considered. And when the teachings of the churches are against reason and the knowledge of spiritual laws which men may learn, these souls which hunger and thirst for God's Love and the Way to obtain It must be satisfied.
I KNOW THAT MY KINGDOM WILL BE ESTABLISHED ON EARTH IN A FULLER AND MORE TRUTHFUL WAY THAN EVER, AND MEN WILL BELIEVE IN ME WITH A GREATER CONFIDENCE THAN THEY EVER HAD - NOT AS A GOD TO BE WORSHIPED, BUT AS A BROTHER AND FRIEND WHO IS ABLE TO SHOW THEM THE WAY TO THE LOVE OF THE FATHER, AND TO THEIR OWN SALVATION AND TO IMMORTALITY. SO, YOU SEE THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING GOOD AND RIGHTEOUS MEDIUMS TO CONVEY THESE GREAT TRUTHS.
Mere physical phenomena do not enlighten the soul very much as to its destiny, and what road it shall travel to reach God's Love. Such phenomena will henceforth become of less importance in bringing men to a knowledge of what awaits them in the spirit life.
I will try to influence many mortals to get in this psychic condition so that they may receive these Truths, and thus do the great work that is necessary for the redemption of men to a greater degree than in the past.
So, you must be constant in your work and faith; and, after a little while, many will engage in the same work.
I must stop now.
Your brother and friend,
A Confirmation by Andrew That Jesus Writes Through Mr. Padgett.
I AM HERE. Andrew, the Apostle.
I am your friend and brother in Christ, and, in that Love, I came because I am interested in the work which you are called upon to do, and because we all love you and want to see you progress in your soul development and in your capacity for receiving the messages of the Master which, as his disciple, he has selected you to receive and transmit to the world.
I am the true Andrew of the Bible and no other, and you must believe that I am. I know that you may have doubts as to so many of the disciples of the Master coming to you to write, but you must not be surprised at that fact. For who are more interested in the great work that you are to do than the disciples of the Master who know that his teachings are the Truth, and that mankind needs them at this time more than at any time in the history of the world?
So, let all your doubts disappear. Believe that we are with you in all our love and desire that you may be happy, and that you may have that soul development that will make you one with us and with the Father, the Creator and Preserver of us all.
Well, you must believe in what we say. I know of no way in which you can become more convinced than by our writing to you. Let no man turn away your faith from us, as no man can truthfully say that we are not writing to you. And, hence, the testimony of such a man is not of that character as to overcome the positive testimony that you receive from us, and all your band, that the Master is actually writing to you. No spirit will be permitted to impersonate the Master or any of us. We are of that higher order of spirits that are all-powerful. And if any spirit should attempt to impose upon you, we would soon compel such spirit to cease its attempt to deceive you, and to leave you in your efforts to seek and learn the Truth.
Yes, and sooner or later they will disclose their "cloven feet."
Well, we expect that you will doubt at times. But we know that your faith will be so firm after awhile that no doubt will ever enter your mind.
Jesus selected you. And because you are not worthy must not cause you to doubt that he has made such selection. He knows just what is best, and what your qualifications and possibilities are. And it is not for you to say that you are not worthy or not fitted for the work. Let faith in him and in his love and in his promise be established beyond doubt or questioning.
Yes, you certainly are favored, and you should appreciate that fact to its highest conception. For I can tell you that you are as much favored in being selected for this work as were any of us when he selected us for his disciples, and I may say even to a greater degree because you are the only one in all the universe that he has chosen to do this great work. And you will find, after awhile, that it is a work of stupendous importance, and involves much labor and exhaustion of both body and mind.
Well, I have written a long letter for my first appearance and I must stop. And, as the most important thing to tell you now, I say believe, and you shall see the Glory of the Father and your own salvation!
I will say with all my heart that I am your true friend and brother, and will pray for you with all my love and faith. So, good night.
Your true brother and friend,
A Confirmation by Peter.
I AM HERE. Peter, the Apostle.
I come for the same reason that Andrew came. I want to add my testimony to his that you are the true selection of the Master to do his work, and that he is with you very often, writing to you and bestowing upon you his love and blessings. You must believe and let not doubt enter your mind, or let it keep you from fully believing, that the Master is your friend and brother, and that he is with you in your times of worry and gloom.
I am a spirit who once, when on earth, had great doubts as to the Master's sacred mission, and as to his being the true son of the Father. But these doubts left me when I saw the greatness of his person and the wonderful Love of the Father which possessed him. You will remember that I even denied him-that is, that I did not know him as a mere man-and what anguish and suffering that denial gave me! So, you must not doubt or deny him.
I know now beyond all question of doubt that he is the true Master and the true son of God, and the only one in all God's Universe who has the Divine Love of the Father to such an extent as to make him almost like the Father in Goodness and Wisdom. He is your friend and savior, and even more is he your brother and companion in this great work which he is doing for the salvation of mankind.
I, Peter, tell you this. And I tell you this with all the authority and faith and even greater knowledge than I had when I declared him to be the only and true divine son of God, and you must believe what I say.
So, let no more doubt or fear persuade you that you are not the Master's instrument, selected by him and confirmed by his love and grace to do this great work, for you have been so chosen. I, Peter, declare it, and I know what I declare; and I say it with all the authority that knowledge gives me!
All the followers of the Master are interested in this work and in you. And we are now forming our band which shall guide and instruct you in all these Truths which only we of the higher heavens know.
I do not mean that we will supersede your present band, but rather that we will work in conjunction with them. You will receive many messages from us as time goes on, and you will believe that we write them to you.
You have more power of the spirit world being exercised in your behalf than has any other mortal. And, with the exercise of this power, there will come to you a power that no mortal has ever had since the days when we lived on earth.
So, you must have more faith; and, to get it, you must pray to the Father more and more.
I have written enough for tonight and must stop.
But let me again insist that you pray to the Father and ask for more faith.
Your brother and friend,
A Confirmation by John.
I AM HERE. John the Apostle.
I am here, John, your friend and brother, and at-one with God and a follower of the Master.
You must believe what the Master promised you, for he will not fail you.
I must not write more tonight, but will stop and say that you have my love and best wishes for your success.
Believe in what we write and you will realize the results of our promises.
So, with my love and blessings, I am
Your friend and brother,