Jesus Selects James E. Padgett

 Part 1 

 Jesus of Nazareth Selects James E. Padgett.


 Jesus Wants the World to Follow His True Teachings.
 

I am here. Jesus.

God is Love. And they that worship Him in spirit and love will not be forsaken.

I came to tell you that you are very near the Kingdom. Only believe and pray to the Father and you will soon know the Truth, and the Truth will make you free. You were hard-hearted and sinful; but, now that you are seeking the light, I will come to you and help you. Only believe and you will soon see the Truth of my teachings. Go not in the way of the wicked, for their end is punishment and long-suffering. Let your love for God and your fellowman increase.

You are not in condition for further writing. I will come to you again when you are stronger.


Yes, it is Jesus, and I want the world to follow the true teachings of my words.

Good-bye, and may the Holy Spirit bless you, as I do.

JESUS CHRIST.

(Footnote)
Mr. Padgett told me that he had a vision of Jesus many years before he knew he had the mediumistic gift to receive communications from spirits.  He told me that when he saw Jesus at the time he had the vision, that he looked at him with a great love and sympathy as if he wanted him to become a true follower of him.

The first messages from Jesus are for the purpose of encouraging Mr. Padgett to get into his soul the Divine Love in sufficient abundance so as to change the quality of his brain into that high quality that would enable Jesus to write the high quality of truths or formal messages, that he is so anxious to give to the world.

Dr. Leslie R. Stone


 

Jesus Declares That the Divine Love Is Reaching Out to Every Man,
and That Mr. Padgett Is the Instrument to Receive His Repeated Gospel.

 

I AM HERE. Jesus.

 I wish to write to you about the Love of God and the needs of mankind.

Let your mind be free from all thoughts of evil and sin. The Love of God is reaching out to every man so that the meanest will be the object of His Care. Do not let the thought that He is only loving the good and righteous lead you to think that you must seek the company of these favored ones only. Let the lost and unhappy be the objects of your efforts to show them the Way to the Father.

In receiving our messages, you will have an opportunity to teach all mankind of the Love of God for His children, and that they are the children of His Greatest Care and Love. Be only earnest in your efforts to spread the Truths which I shall teach you in my communications, and you will be a successful laborer in the work which the Father has decreed you to do.

Give your best endeavors to the spreading of the messages, and you will not only save the souls of the blinded and lost but also will hasten the coming of the Kingdom in your own life and heart.
LET ME COME TO YOU OFTEN, FOR YOU ARE THE INSTRUMENT THAT I WISH TO USE IN MY NEW OR REPEATED GOSPEL OF GLAD TIDINGS TO THE HUMAN RACE. Be true to the trust that I shall impose in you, and let not the cares of the world keep you from spreading my gospel. Come to the Love of God in a more enlarged and truthful meaning, and you will be my true follower. Let me lead you to the Fountainhead of all the Truths of God I have in store for humanity.

My own love and power will guide you and keep you in the way of Light and Truth that you may teach to your fellowman. Your own soul must be purified first, and then you will be able to show others the power and love that I have for them.

You are not to seek the help of other spirits until I teach you the Truths of my Father. He is the only One Who has the Power to save men from their sins and errors. Be true and earnest in your work, and don't let other things distract your mind or work from the task set before you.
THE WORLD NEEDS A NEW AWAKENING. AND THE UNFAITHFUL AND UNBELIEVING MEN WHO THINK THEMSELVES WISE (BUT WHO ARE FOOLISH, AS THEY WILL ULTIMATELY FIND OUT) MUST NOT FILL THEIR SOULS WITH THE MATERIAL THINGS MUCH LONGER OR THEY WILL SUFFER MORE THAN THEY CAN IMAGINE. THE MATERIAL NEEDS OF MANKIND ARE NOT THE ONLY CLOUDS THAT MUST BE LIFTED FROM THEIR SOULS.

You are too weak to write more now.


Yes, but I am not able to write more now because you are not in condition.

You must stop writing now.

JESUS CHRIST.


 

When Mr. Padgett's Soul Development Was Sufficient to Permit Jesus
To Write, the Following Informative Message Was Received.

 

I AM HERE. Jesus.

You are now in condition, and I will give you a short message as my first.

When I was on earth, I was not worshiped as God, but was considered merely as the son of God in the sense that the Truths of my Father were imposed in me, and many of His wonderful and mysterious Powers.

I did not proclaim myself to be God, but only that I was His beloved son, sent to proclaim His Truths to mankind, and to show them the Way to the Love of the Father.

I was not different from other men except that I possessed this Love of God to a degree which made me free from sin, and prevented the evils that formed a part of the natures of other men from becoming a part of my nature.

No man who believes that I am God has a knowledge of the Truth, or is obeying the Commandments of God by worshiping me. Such worshipers are blaspheming and are doing the cause of God and my teachings great injury. Many a man would have become a true believer in, and worshiper of, the Father and a follower of my teachings had not this blasphemous dogma been interpolated into the Bible. It was not with my authority, or in consequence of my teachings, that such a very injurious doctrine was promulgated or believed in.

I am only a son of my Father, as you are. And while I was always free from sin and error, yet, as regards the true conception of my Father's true relationship to mankind, you are also His son. And if you will seek earnestly and pray to the Father with faith, you may become as free from sin and error as I was then and am now. The Father is Himself, Alone. There is no other God besides Him, and no other God to be worshiped.

I am His teacher of Truth, and am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, because in me are those attributes of goodness and knowledge which fit me to show the Way and to lead men to eternal life in the Father, and to teach them that God has prepared a Kingdom in which they may live forever, if they so desire. But notwithstanding my teachings, men, and those who assumed high places in what was called the Christian church, imposed doctrines so at variance with the Truth that, in these latter days, men, in the exercise of an enlightened freedom, and of reason, have become infidels, and have turned away from God and His Love, and have thought and taught that man himself is sufficient for his own salvation.

The time has come when men must be taught to know that, while the teachings of these professed authorities on the Truths of God are all wrong, they, these same men, are in error when they refuse to believe in God and in my teachings. What my teachings are, I know, is difficult to understand from the writings of the New Testament, for I never said many things contained therein, and many things that I did say are not written therein.

I AM NOW GOING TO GIVE TO THE WORLD THE TRUTHS AS I TAUGHT THEM WHEN ON EARTH, AND MANY THINGS THAT I NEVER DISCLOSED TO MY DISCIPLES OR INSPIRED OTHERS TO WRITE.

No man can come to the Father's Love except he be born again. This is the great and fundamental Truth which men must learn and believe. For, without this New Birth, men cannot partake of the Divine Essence of God's Love, which, when possessed by man, makes him at-one with the Father. This Love comes to men through the workings of the Holy Spirit, causing It to flow into the heart and soul, and filling it so that all sin tends to make them unhappy. Yet, without this Love within, they will be only natural men and nothing more.

I came into the world to show men the Way to this Divine Love of the Father, and to teach them His Spiritual Truths. My mission was that in all its perfection, and, incidentally, to teach them the way to greater happiness on earth as well as in the spirit world, even though they neglected to seek for and obtain this Divine Love to become one with the Father.

Let men ponder this momentous question, and they will learn that the happiness of mortal man and the happiness of the man who has obtained this Attribute of Divinity is very different and, in all eternity, must be and remain distinct and separate. My teachings are not very hard to understand and follow when I say that a man cannot become of the Nature of the Divine unless the Divine first comes into that man and makes him a part of Its Own Divinity.

All men who do not get the Divine Essence will be left in their natural state. And while they may progress to higher degrees of goodness and freedom from sin in this state, and toward everything which will tend to elevate man's desire for a better understanding with which to assure a man's future happiness, yet, this happiness is not that greater happiness which God desires His children to have. Nor is the development of the natural state the way to possessing this greater happiness which I came to the earth to teach.

My mission on earth was not so successful as it might have been if the so-called "followers" had not become too ambitious for power and position to permit the Truth to be known which I gave to my disciples, and had not caused many deeds of violence and death. But my Truths found lodgment in some hearts and minds, and were retained to save mankind from total spiritual darkness and a relapse to worship of form and ceremony only. I have written you this as a mere help for them. For if they will continue to believe and follow these teachings, they will learn the Way and obtain the one perfect state of happiness which the Father has prepared for His children

NO MAN CAN OBTAIN THIS STATE OF CELESTIAL BLISS UNLESS HE FIRST GETS THIS DIVINE LOVE OF THE FATHER AND BECOMES AT-ONE WITH HIM.

So, I say, if a man will pray to the Father, and believe, and earnestly ask that this Love be given him, he will receive It; and, when It comes into his soul, he will realize it.

Let not men think that, by any efforts of their own, they can come into this union with the Father, because they cannot. No river can possibly rise higher than its source. And no man who has only the natural love and is filled with error can, of his own powers, cause that natural love to partake of the Divine, or have his nature relieved of such sin and error.

Man is a mere creature and cannot create anything higher than himself. Neither can he, of or by himself, rise above his own creation. So, you must not let the teachings of the Bible, and what men write or have professed to have written, keep you from receiving and understanding what I shall hereafter write.

I will write no more tonight, but from now on I will tell you the Truths which will be the New Gospel for mankind to benefit by. When they have heard my messages, they will believe that there is only One God, and only One to be worshiped.

With my love and blessings, I will close for this time.

Your brother and friend,

JESUS.


 

Mr. Padgett's Wife, Helen, Affirms That Jesus Wrote.

 

I AM HERE. Helen.

 Yes, I am here and I love to be with you.


The savior of men. He was with you and I was so glad, as I feel that you will now believe that I am in the spirit world and in the Love of God. He is the savior who came down from heaven to save men. Let his love for you help you to become a more spiritual man. God will bless you in all your doings.

Good night.

HELEN.

 


 

John H. Padgett Affirms That Jesus Wrote Through Mr. Padgett.

 

I AM HERE. Your father.

 


Yes, it is true. He was with you and you will soon learn much more from him, as he says that he will teach you the Truth and the Light and the Way. Love God and keep His Commandments. Let your heart be open to the Divine teachings of the Master. He will not show you all the love he has for you, but will let you feel that he is your loving friend and savior.

Because he loves you and believes that you may be of some benefit to the world.

YES, HE WAS THE REAL JESUS OF THE BIBLE.

HE IS NOT IN THE HEAVENS SITTING ON THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER, BUT IS AMONG ALL MANKIND AND STILL TEACHING THEM THE POWER OF LOVE AND TRUTH. HE DOES NOT NEED THE WORSHIP OF MEN. ALL THAT HE WANTS IS THEIR LOVE AND HAPPINESS.

He is not the savior of the few but of all who will ask him to help them. Let your love for God increase and you will not be unhappy or cast down.

Good night.

Your father,

JOHN H. PADGETT.

 


 

Mr. Padgett's Grandmother, Ann Rollins, Also Declares That Jesus Wrote.

 

I AM HERE. Your grandmother.

Give your heart to the Lord and He will bless you, as you will soon realize.


He did, and he will come to you again soon. He is waiting to tell you of the Truths that he is longing to have you know. He is not going to let you feel that he is away up in the heavens, far beyond the reach of men, but is with them all the time, working and trying to save them from their sins. Let your love for God and His Truths keep you from unbelief and doubt. Be a true seeker after the knowledge that is in Christ, and you will not be long in doubt as to which is the Way to eternal happiness. Keep trying to find the Truth. He told me that he would come to you so that you might not doubt any longer. And he is not going to leave you again, as he did some years ago when your heart was hard and sinful.

You must believe that he came to you. He is no other than Jesus of the Bible.

I will love and help you at all times.

Your grandmother,

ANN ROLLINS.

 


 

Mr. Padgett Received This Second Formal Message from Jesus Only a Few Days After the First.

 

I AM HERE. Jesus.

As I told you, I will write my second message tonight. I am not going to tell you of my Father's Kingdom at this time, but of His Nature as my God and your God.

He is the only One Who is Supreme, and All-Powerful and Loving and Wise. He is not a Being of form or individuality, as men understand, but is a Substance of Being and Soul. His Soul is that part of Him which embraces all the Affections and Love, and which is bestowed on man in order that he may become like his Father.

I am not yet so possessed of that Soul Essence as to make me just like the Father in all His Attributes. But I expect that some time in the future, when I have received that Divine Essence in all Its fulness, I will be likened unto the Father, and so may every one of His creatures if they will only seek for It with true faith and earnestness.

The Father is not capable of being seen with the physical or spiritual sight, but can only be seen with the soul's eyes of Perfect Love. He is not in any particular place, or seated on a throne in His Heavens, but His Attributes are everywhere and fill the whole universe. The earth is a very small portion of the universe, and men must not believe that God is only in the heavens where the sons of earth go when they cease to live as mortals.

God is a God of Love, above everything else; and the sooner mankind learns and believes that fact, the sooner will happiness exist on the earth, as well as in the heavens. He is not a God of hatred, nor does He chastise His children in wrath or anger. His Love is with all mankind, be they saints or sinners, and no man suffers punishment because the Father wants him to suffer. He is also a God of Mercy and Forgiveness, and He will forgive the sins of men and shed His Mercy over them if they will truly and in sincerity ask His Forgiveness and seek His Mercy.

He is also a God of Wisdom. And His Plans for the redemption and salvation of mankind are the only plans that can be adopted for men to try to follow in order that they may receive this salvation. He is also a God of Power. And, in the days to come, when He sees fit to carry out and perfect His Plans in their full fruition, He, through the working of His Spirit, which is Perfect in Its working, will destroy all sin and error in His Universe; and perfect harmony will reign and man will be at peace and happiness.

So, God is everything in Nature and Attributes which will not only redeem men from their sins but will also make them lovers of one another and brothers in the true sense of the word. The world will not be destroyed, as it is taught by some in the interpreting of the Bible. But, when the great day of judgment comes, all sin will be eradicated from the world, and mankind will continue to live upon the earth, free from sin and unhappiness, just as it is supposed Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden.

Never has man seen God. The stories in the Old Testament about some of the prophets and leaders of the Jews in their early captivity and wanderings are not true, for God cannot be seen as therein described. His angels and messengers, who were at one time mortals of earth, were seen, and they spoke to the prophets and represented themselves as being angels of God. But no angel or spirit ever represented himself to be God-not even the angels who delivered the tablets of stone to Moses, as it is written. God worked always through His angels, and never directly, as some of the Bible writers teach. I was His chosen son to do the work of redeeming the earth from sin, and I came as my Father's representative. I never was God, nor did I ever claim to be, either to my disciples or to the Jews or the Sanhedrin.

It is written in the Bible that the "voice" of God spoke to my disciples on the Mount of Transfiguration, and to John and those present at my baptism. But it was not the voice of God, but the voice of one of God's highest angels.

No man has ever heard the "voice" of God, for He has no voice. He works in a silent, mysterious way through the operation of His Soul upon the souls of men, just as the coming of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost. While the Bible says that there was a noise, as of a mighty wind, yet that was not perceptible to the physical ears of the disciples. They felt the presence of such a Manifestation in their souls. And in order to have mankind understand that there was this wonderful Manifestation, they used the imagery of the "voice" of a mighty wind. So, man must understand that God "speaks" to man through His angels, or through the communication of His Soul and theirs.

I speak thus because I want it made plain that God is not the person, loving or otherwise, which the Bible may teach man that He is. He is only the Personification of Love, Power, and Wisdom, and is without form or personal appearance, such as mortals and spirits have. This is my knowledge of what God is.

I will not write further tonight.

With my blessing and love,

JESUS.

 


 

 Ann Rollins Continues a Discussion of Jesus' Discourse on the Father's Being and Nature.

 

I AM HERE. Your grandmother.

You must not think that because the Master said that God is a Personification of Love, Power, and Wisdom, that there is no real God, but merely an "abstract being" representing these Attributes. He is a real Being. And these Attributes are His, and not the combination of the Attributes. He exists, and without Him there would be no Love, Wisdom or Power. He is the Creator of these Principles, and not their creature.

As Jesus said, God is without form or substance, such as mortals and spirits have; yet He has a Spiritual Substance that is real, and not shadowy or nonexistent. Pantheism is different from what God is.

While His Attributes are everywhere, yet, He is of an identical Substance of Spirit. So, do not let the idea possess you that he is not a Being, for He is. And even though we cannot see Him, or feel Him as a Spirit, yet, He exists as His Own, True Self. So, believe in a Personal God in that sense.

I know that it is hard to comprehend the true conception of His Being. But the higher we get in the scale of Love, the more apparent becomes His real Existence as a Being. Do not let your inability to grasp the true meaning of this description of God and His Nature lead you to think that He is a mere "essence." He is real! And to us who have received a large amount of His Love and Essence, He becomes as real as if we could see and feel Him with spiritual eyes and hands.

I know the difficulties in the way of your finite mind grasping the true conception of His Being, but, as Love draws you closer to Him, the mind gives way to the perceptions of the soul, and God appears as a real, existing Being, the Creator of all.

I want to tell you further that God (the God of the Master), while He works through His angels, yet, He, Himself, comes into our souls by His direct Communication. The Holy Spirit is His Messenger that causes the souls of men to "hear" and receive this Soul Communication. Yet, God's Love comes direct from Himself. And when man was created in the likeness of God, he was given a soul that was capable of receiving the Soul Essence of the Father. Neither in his physical nor spiritual form was man created in the image of his Father, because the Father has no such forms; but, in the Soul Essence, the image was made alike.

Yet, man is of such a great degree in God's Creation that he can refuse to receive this Soul Essence, if he so wills. His soul is capable of receiving It, but is not compelled to do so. And while man has the image, yet, if he neglects to receive the Substance, he will never become at-one with the Father. That image will never be more than an image only.

God is so Good that He implanted what may be called the natural love in man's soul; and that love is sufficient to make him comparatively happy. And in the great day when sin and error shall be destroyed, man's natural love will be able to cause this happiness.

But man will not be at-one with the Father in the larger sense, and will not take on the Divine Nature of his God. So, you see the necessity of seeking this wonderful union with the Father.

I must stop now.

YOUR GRANDMOTHER.

 

Part 2

   Jesus of Nazareth Selects James E. Padgett.


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 Favor 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.

Good night.

JESUS CHRIST.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Good night.

Your father,

 

John H. Padgett

 


Another Personal Message Is Given to Mr. Padgett from Jesus.

 

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.

JESUS.

 

 

 

 

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,

JESUS.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

YOUR HELEN.

 

 

 

 

 

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,

ANN ROLLINS.

 

 

 

 

 

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,

JESUS.

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus Explains Why Men Should Believe That He Is the True Jesus, and Why He Writes Through Mr. Padgett.

 

I AM HERE. Jesus.

I want to tell you tonight that you are much better in your spiritual condition. And I desire to write a message and have you take it, if you feel that you are in condition.

Well, I desire to write on the subject of: "Why Men Should Believe That I, Who Write to You, Am the True Jesus of the Bible; and Why I Write to You."

When I lived on earth, men did not believe that I was a God, or that I was anything more than a teacher of God's Truths, possessed of wonderful powers not then so well understood as they are now since men have comprehended the possibility of the spirit forms operating through the material world to a limited extent. That is, the spirits of men and the mortals of the earth have the power to communicate with one another. And the powers possessed by the spirits, which are almost unlimited, may be conferred upon, and exercised by, men to a certain extent. This intercommunication and possession of powers, and the conferring thereof on men, were not so well understood when I was on earth as they are now.

I, by reason of my soul development and my knowledge of spiritual things, was able to exercise these powers to an extent that made the people of my time suppose that I was the "only" son of God, possessed of many of His Powers and Attributes; and, as a matter of fact, I was possessed of these Powers and Attributes. But I was only a mortal when on earth, and only a spirit after I passed from the earth to the spiritual life.

Of course, my development of the soul qualities was such as to enable me to do many things on earth which no other mortal could do, and, after I became a spirit, to obtain a position in the spirit world that no other spirit had obtained. Yet, I am only a spirit, but a highly developed one, possessing more knowledge of God's Truths and having more soul development than any other spirit.

If I were God or a part of God, I would be something more than the mere spirit that I am, and my position would be such that I could not or would not communicate with you in the manner that I do. But I am only a spirit, having the same form and means of communicating with the mortals of earth that other spirits have, only to a greater degree. I am not doing that which should be surprising to mankind. My home, of course, is in a sphere far above that of the earth sphere, and my condition of development is far greater than that of any other spirit. And while I am not of the earth in any particular, yet, my powers are correspondingly great, and my ability to communicate is in accordance with my powers and knowledge.

If I were God, I would not resort to the means of communication that I do now, and it would not be surprising that men would not believe that I would so communicate. But, as I said, not being God, there is no reason that I should not communicate, through you or any other qualified medium, the great Truths of my Father and the Plan provided by Him for man's salvation.

So, men should not think that, because I am the Jesus of the Bible, and have for so many years been accepted and worshiped by so large a part of the human race as God, or rather a part of Him, that, therefore, as a spirit, I have not the qualifications and powers of other spirits; or, because I do have these powers and do so communicate, that I do that which, as God, I should not do.

Well, I must not write more, as you are not just in condition. But I will finish the next time you write, as I very much want men to understand my position with reference to them and to the spirit world.

I am not so much in rapport with you tonight as usual, and you are not in condition to take my meaning. We will try again soon.

I want you to pray more to the Father and have more faith. I will come again soon. I will say good night.

Your friend and brother,

JESUS.

 

 

 

 

 

 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

HELEN.

 

 

 

 

 

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,

JESUS.

 

 

 

 

 

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,

ST. ANDREW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

I am

Your brother and friend,

PETER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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,

JOHN.

 
Part 3

 Jesus of Nazareth Selects James E. Padgett.



A Confirmation by James.

 

I AM HERE. James, the Apostle.

Let me add my testimony to what the others have written.

I am also a follower of the Master and was with him in his travels through Palestine. I was also with him when he was crucified on the cross.

I was a true follower of the Master on earth, and a true one in the spirit world. He is now the Prince of Peace in its truest sense. His love for humanity is so great that we, even though we are his true lovers and very close to him, cannot comprehend it.

So, you must believe in him and in the fact that he has chosen you to do his great work. Believe and work, and you will see the salvation of the Father manifest itself as never before.

You have working with you all the powers of the Kingdom of Jesus, and nothing will be able to withstand such powers. And Love, the Divine Love of the Father, will enter into many a soul and make it an inhabitant of the Kingdom through this great work.

I will not write more tonight. But, as Peter said, he will be with you often in love and sympathy, and will write you of the Truths of the Heavenly Kingdom.

So, with all my love and blessings, I am

Your own true brother and friend,

JAMES.

 

 

 

 

 

A Confirmation by Jerome.

 

I AM HERE. Jerome.

I am also a brother in spirit. I want to tell you that the wonderful messages that you have received tonight are true. They were written by the spirits professing to write them, and you must not doubt. So, believe and you will receive the greatest of all Blessings, the Divine Love of the Father.

I will not write more at this time, but will come again and tell you of things no mortal has ever heard of or conceived. I am

Your brother and friend,

JEROME, the writer and commentator of the Bible.

 

 

 

 

 

A Confirmation by Anthony.

 

I AM HERE. Anthony.

I am your brother and friend in Christ, and in that Love of the Father.

I am a man who was a follower of the Master when on earth, and a follower of him in the spirit world. I mean in the Heavenly Kingdom. And I am now a lover of God and a part of His Divinity.

I was not one of his apostles, but I loved him and believed in him, and died in his cause. And I am now receiving my reward, for, as I say, I am now an inhabitant of his Heavenly Kingdom and immortality is mine, as it will be yours if you continue to believe in him and get the Divine Love of the Father in increased abundance.

So, let me tell you that not every man has bestowed upon him the great favor which the Master has bestowed upon you. No other mortal, at this time, has that great blessing of love and selection that he has given to and made of you.

The others have told you of this wonderful Love and Power and Blessings that have been and will be bestowed upon you.

So, I will stop now, and say that I am

Your brother and friend,

ANTHONY.

 

 

 

 

A Confirmation by Barnabas.

 

I AM HERE. Barnabas, the Apostle.

Let me supplement what Stephen wrote. I am an apostle of the Master and was called Barnabas, the partner of Paul in much of his ministry of extending and making known the Truths of the Master throughout Asia and also Judea. I was not only the collaborator with Paul at Jerusalem but was also among the circumcised Jews who embraced the faith of Christianity. I am now working with the apostles in trying to help men and spirits understand and believe in these great Truths.

So, you must believe that I am trying to help you in the great work which the Master has decreed and declared you shall perform. We are all with you and will exert all our power and love to forward the cause of righteousness and the redemption of men.

You must acquire the faith which is so necessary to your success. I mean the faith which leaves no room for doubt that the Master has called you. He will give you power and spiritual development that you may do his work as he desires you to do it. Be a true believer and you will not fail.

I will not write more tonight, but will say: May God prosper you and make you like unto Himself in soul qualities and goodness. I am

Your brother and friend,

BARNABAS.

 

 

 

 

 

A Confirmation by Thomas.

 

I AM HERE. Thomas, the Apostle.

Let your mind be open to the conviction that I and all the others of the disciples of Jesus have and can write to you in testimony of your selection to do the great work that you have been called to do. Never was mortal so favored by the greatest man and most wonderful and powerful spirit that ever lived. I, an apostle, do not see how you could have been selected, not being so great a lover of God as we might expect the mortal to be who should be called to do this work. But the Master has chosen you and he knows what is best, and we have no right to pass judgment on his choice. But no matter whether you are worthy or not, you have been chosen and you must do the work.

I know that you will have sustaining you all the power and wisdom of the spirit world that is ruled over by Jesus, and that will be sufficient to insure not only success in your work but also your own soul's development and salvation.

I wish that I might tell you what a privileged man you are, but I cannot tonight, as I must stop now and let another write. I am

Your brother and friend,

THOMAS, THE DOUBTER.

Because my faith was failing, as it did when I was told that the Master had risen from the dead.

Oh, the curse of unbelief!

I say to you above all things: believe, believe, and believe!

THOMAS.

 

 

 

 

 

Luke Adds His Testimony.

 

I AM HERE. Luke, the Apostle.

Let me add my testimony also, and you will soon see that any doubt is more than foolishness.

I am Luke, the writer of the Third Gospel, as it is called. But let me tell you here that in that writing are things that I never wrote and never believed had any existence. I know that my gospel is considered one of the most authentic of the four; but, in it, as it is contained in the Bible, are many errors and impossible declarations of the truth that are erroneously ascribed to the Master. You must eradicate the errors and retain the Truths. And this you will be able to do when you have received the messages from the Master, and the epistles that we, the apostles and disciples, may write.

Your labor will not be an easy one, but you will be given strength and understanding and wisdom sufficient to make your work of showing the Truth to mankind a correct and unimpeachable one. I will help you in this particular work with all my love and powers of depicting the true meaning of what may be written to you, and will be with you continually when you get ready to compile these messages and other writings which will come to you from the Master and many others of us.

But, in order to become perfect in this great work, you must acquire abundant faith and a large degree of soul development. These qualifications are very necessary because spiritual things conveyed must be spiritually received. This we all know now, and we tell it to you for you must know it, too.

I must not write more now and, so, will say good night.

Your brother and friend,

LUKE, sometimes called the doctor, and

sometimes the learned disciple of the Master.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Confirmation by A.G. Riddle That the Master and the Apostles
Have Communicated That Mr. Padgett Is Selected to Do the Work.

 

I AM HERE. Your old partner.

Why, Padgett, such testimony as that would have established in court any fact that you or I might have asserted! Just think a moment. Here are witnesses of the highest character, with the knowledge and opportunity for knowledge that cannot be disputed, and one identifying the other, and all testifying in the most positive way as to that one particular fact.

Who can say that there can be any possibility of mistake? Never in the world has a fact been more conclusively proved. And if you doubt that you have been selected for this great work, I cannot understand the operation of your mind.

Well, my dear boy, to think that, in the latter years of your life, this great work has come to you-work, I am informed, that has never been successfully given to mortal before to do! You certainly are blessed and I am so thankful that it is so, and that you and I were friends on earth.

God moves in mysterious ways His Wonders to perform!

So, my dear friend, let me congratulate you, as you are worthy of congratulations.

I will write soon and tell you more of my opinion of this great surprise when I think more of it.

With all my love, I am your old partner and now

Your brother in Christ,

A.G. RIDDLE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Confirmation by Ann Rollins. She is Amazed at the Great Assurances Given to Mr. Padgett.

 

I AM HERE. Your grandmother.

I feel that I must write to you before you stop. I am so amazed at the great assurances that you have received as to your being called to the great work of the Master that I cannot let you retire without telling you what a blessed man you are!

Of course, I knew that the Master had chosen you, and the writings that you have received do not add one bit to my knowledge. But the thing that surprises me is that all these exalted spirits should come, one after another, and declare to you the fact that you have been chosen.

Certainly you cannot doubt in view of what this multitude of witnesses have said. I don't quite understand why so many should have come to give you this assurance, unless it be that they wanted you to start into this great work with a faith that admits of no doubt; and, to ensure that faith they saw to be necessary, they concluded that this great and cumulative testimony should be given to you.

My dear son, I feel that you have been blessed above other men now living, and that the great favor which has been bestowed on you is one that very few mortals have received.

So, I tell you that we all thank God and praise His Goodness for what He has done for you.

You must not think that God had nothing to do with this selection, for He is the Great Father; and Jesus, the great son, consulted Him, as has been told me.

Jesus is, himself, all-powerful and wise and good, but also humble and loving. And he is very close to the Father and seeks His Advice and Guidance, as when on earth.

So, you see that our Master, while supreme in this Kingdom where the redeemed live, still realizes that he needs the Help of his Father. This is true and will be true during all eternity.

Well, you are right. But you must not think of your own unworthiness.

So, believe!

I think that it will be the most wonderful band of spirits that has ever existed, except that band which watched over and protected Jesus from his birth to his death.

So, my dear son, I must stop now and will say that I am

Your own true and loving grandmother,

ANN ROLLINS.


 

 

How Happy Mrs. Padgett Is That Great Spirits Have Confirmed Mr. Padgett's Selection.

 

I AM HERE. Helen.

Oh, my darling Ned, I cannot tell you how happy I am that all these great spirits should have come to you and testified that you are the chosen of the Master.

Of course, I knew it, and you knew it before. But to remove all doubt that you might have, they came and declared the fact in such certain terms!

I know that you will have the power and love of many spirits to sustain you in your work. And to think of the wonderful messages that you will receive-first those of the Master, which will excel all others, and then those of his various apostles and disciples. You will certainly be blessed with wonderful knowledge of the Celestial World.

You must not write more tonight.

Well, the power that will be exerted by that band will surpass any power that has been exerted before, and you will have the protection and sustaining power of spirits that will not permit any undesirable spirits or mortals to interfere with your work. I am

Your own true and loving

HELEN.

 

Part 4

 

 Jesus of Nazareth Selects James E. Padgett.

 

 

Paul Explains His "Thorn in the Flesh" and

His Experience on the Way to Damascus.

 

I AM HERE. Saul of Tarsus, now Paul of near Damascus.

Well, as you are so longing tonight for love and fellowship with the disciples of the Master, I thought that I would write you just a little to show that all the Master's disciples are in their living spiritual bodies, and that I am alive and will never again die.

I have written many epistles which are contained in the Bible, and some are nearly correct; and, in them, you will find my idea of God and of the Master. I never taught that the Master was God, and neither did I teach the doctrine of the vicarious atonement (or the sufficiency of Jesus' blood to save a sinner from the sins of his earthly deeds). I never taught that any man's sins would be borne, and the penalty for same be paid for, by another. And wherever these doctrines are set forth in my epistles they were not written by me.

I agree with John. God is Love. For this means that God is everything that is Good and Pure and Lovely. Love is the fulfilling of the Law, and Love includes everything.

Yes, it was my doubt, at times, that I was called to preach the Truth of man's salvation as taught by Jesus; that is, sometimes I doubted that I was called to do such work. For notwithstanding the Bible narrative of my conversion, I was not altogether convinced by the vision that I saw. I know now that it was a true vision and that I was called; but, when on earth, I had doubts at times, and this was my besetting sin.

Well, as to that, I am afraid that I will have to disillusion you, for I was never stricken blind or taken to the house of the prophet of God, as the Bible says.

My vision, though, was plain enough; and I heard the voice upbraiding me, and I believed. But, at times, there would come this doubt that I speak of.

Of course, from my epistles, you would never think that I had any doubts. I purposely abstained from making known my doubts, and, instead, called this my "besetting sin." But I thank God that I never let those doubts influence me to prevent me from giving the work my call; for, if I had, I would have undoubtedly relapsed into the persecuting Jew.

As I continued to preach, my faith grew stronger and, after a while, my doubt left me. And, in my latter years, I had no doubt.

No, I am not in as high a sphere as is John, for I have not that Love that he has. But I am in a very high sphere, and am the governor of the city in which I live. I am probably as much filled with this Love as any of the inhabitants of my city; and, consequently, having been a disciple of the Master, they selected me for their governor.

No, Peter is not in the same sphere. He is in a higher one.

Some are higher and some lower. Andrew is in my sphere, but does not live in my city.

I am glad that you called me tonight, or, rather, that I was attracted by the influence of your love, as I am much interested in the work that you have to do for the Master. You will be able to do this work, and it will be a great revolutionizing one when it is published.

Well, I will be glad to write you at times, and I will give my present opinion on some of the things I discussed in my epistles.

So, as I have written considerably, I will say good night and stop.

Your friend and brother,

PAUL OF THE BIBLE.

 

 

 

 

 

John Corroborates That Jesus Writes Through Mr. Padgett.

 

I AM HERE. John, the Apostle.

You called for a spirit of love, and I came because I am such a spirit. I am the disciple whom Jesus loved and who loved him more than did any of the others.

No, and neither has any spirit in all God's Universe. He, Jesus, is the one who loves the Father to a greater degree and has the Father's Love above all others.

Yes, I know that he comes to you and tells you the Truths of God, and of his love for you and for all mankind.

I feel that he is anxious to have you receive these Truths and make them known to mankind. And you will have the power to do so, for he is determined that you shall be his disciple, as I was when on earth. And I want to tell you that he loves you very much and is attracted to you beyond his attraction to any other mortal at this time.

You will have a wonderful opportunity to get close to him and to receive the influence of his presence as well as of his love. So, do not fail to do everything in your power to accomplish the task that you have undertaken.

THE FIRST GREAT TRUTH IS: GOD IS LOVE; AND THE SECOND IS: YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN. THESE ARE THE TWO GREATEST TRUTHS OF THE BIBLE. I CONSIDER THEM GREATER THAN THE COMMANDMENTS TO LOVE GOD AND TO LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.

Yes, I am St. John of the Bible.

I live in a Celestial Sphere which is far above the Seventh Spiritual Sphere. I am with a number of disciples and others who have an abundance of God's Love in their hearts. My sphere is not numbered, and it needs no number, for it is near the highest. The Master is higher than anyone else in his home.

I do not live on an island, as you say, but my home is in a great city where the redeemed of God live. And I am the leader of this city in the teachings of God's Love and the city's government. I am working for the good of all its inhabitants, as well as for spirits in a lower plane, and sometimes for mortals.

I will come to you again sometime and write to you some of the Truths in my city.

Well, I will explain my meaning when I come again, but will say now that the "Word" which created the universe was not Jesus but God, and He, Alone. This gives you an idea of what I meant.

Well, to conclude for now, I will say that you are very near the Master, and he loves you and I love you also.

So, my young brother, I will say good night.

JOHN.

 

 

  The Time is Ripe for the Truths to be made known
so That Mankind Can Be Redeemed from Their False Beliefs.

 

I AM HERE. John the Baptist.

I come because I want to encourage you to pray more and to believe. The Father's Love is waiting to fill your soul to its utmost, and the only things required on your part are prayer and faith.

We are all interested in you, and want you to get into a condition that will enable you to take the Master's messages as rapidly as possible. For the time is now ripe when they should be given to mankind and started on their work of redeeming men from false beliefs and erroneous doctrines and dogmas. I, John, tell you this, for I can see that men are longing for the Truths of God-such Truths as will remove all superstition and errors from the teachings of the spiritually guided, and such Truths as will accord with the reasoning of men who are not biased by erroneous beliefs, either in spiritual or material matters.

I tell you that these Truths will be easier for the mere materialist to receive and understand than for those who are bound by the beliefs which the creeds and dogmas of the churches have inculcated. And the acceptance of this New Revelation of the Truths of God will be by those who have no preconceived ideas of what the nature and relation of man to God is, in the spiritual sense, rather than by the learned theologian and the simple worshipers at the altars of the churches who believe whatever may be told them by the priests and preachers.

AS I WAS, AT ONE TIME, THE VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS, I AM NOW THE VOICE OF MANY SPIRITS OF GOD WHO KNOW THAT THE MASTER WILL TEACH THE TRUTHS OF HIS FATHER, AND THAT THESE TRUTHS MUST BE ACCEPTED BY MORTALS ON EARTH AND BY SPIRITS IN THE SPIRIT WORLD IN ORDER THAT THEY MAY RECEIVE THAT SALVATION WHICH THE FATHER HAS PREPARED FOR THEM, AND WHICH, WHEN ACCEPTED AND REALIZED AND POSSESSED, WILL FIT THEM TO BECOME PARTAKERS OF THE HAPPINESS AND IMMORTALITY WHICH THE FATHER HAS PROMISED THEM.

I have written you in this manner tonight because I want you to realize, more fully and deeply, the important work which the Master has selected you to do, and also the necessity of continuing this work at the earliest possible moment.

Well, I have been interested in the great amount of discussion on that point, and how the belief, one way or the other, has caused those calling themselves Christians to form distinct sects. If they only knew, or would know, that it does not make a particle of difference to their souls' salvation whether Jesus was immersed or sprinkled, they would not let bitter feelings arise that frequently do in discussing this matter.

But to settle this dispute to the satisfaction of those who may read the book which you may publish, and who believe in its statements, I will say that, when I baptized Jesus, I went with him into the water and then took the water in my hands and placed it on his head. There was no immersion.

AS THIS WATER WAS MERELY SYMBOLICAL OF THE WASHING AWAY OF SIN AND ERROR, AND DOES NOT ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISH THAT GREAT NECESSITY, IN ORDER FOR MEN TO BECOME ONE WITH GOD, IT DID NOT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE WHETHER THE RECIPIENT OF BAPTISM WAS IMMERSED OR SPRINKLED.

It is strange that many men who profess to have received the forgiveness of their sins and to have become reconciled to God should let a trifling thing of this kind cause so much strife and bitter disputations.

I will stop now.

Your brother in Christ,

JOHN THE BAPTIST.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John, the Apostle, Gives Encouragement to Mr. Padgett,
and Tells of the Wonderful Love the Master Has for Him.

 

I AM HERE. John.

I desire to write a little while and tell you of the wonderful love that the Master has for you in his selection of you to do his work.

So, I say, he loves you not only because you are his choice for doing his work but also because he wants you to become a very spiritual man, having a large soul development, and become fitted to enter his Kingdom, and become one of his near and dear followers and brothers in the Love of the Father.

I do not know of any mortal who has been so blessed in his earth life. Even we, who were called by him when on earth, were not so blessed until we received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, as you are now doing. You will receive this Great Gift in greater abundance in a short time, and then you will realize what the Gift of the Divine Love means to your soul and to your happiness on earth.

So, you are now my brother and a new apostle of the Master, and I know your work will be greater in extent than was the work of any of us when we were trying to spread his teachings while on earth. I hope that God will Bless you abundantly and keep you free from all sin and error.

I am with you very frequently, trying to help you to obtain the Divine Love of the Father.

Well, you will receive It; and when you do, as you say, all other things will come to you. I mean all things necessary to carry on the work that has been assigned to you.

So, with all my love and blessings, and the assurance that you will soon receive the Love in increased abundance and do this great work with a faith that will not falter, I am

Your brother and friend,

JOHN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus Discusses the Wonderful Power That May Come to Mr. Padgett if He Will Only Have Sufficient Faith.

 

I AM HERE. Jesus.

I am glad that you are so much better tonight, and that your thoughts are

turned to the highest things of which I so much want to write you.

John has told you truly of the faith which you must seek to obtain, and which you may obtain if you will only pray to the Father with all earnestness and confidence. Elijah's faith is no different and no greater than what you may obtain if you will come close to the Father by prayer, as he did. The Father is as much your Father as He was his, and your mission is a greater one than was his.

I am the Jesus who is the true son of God, and am closer to Him than is any other spirit, and know the extent of His Love and Power to a greater degree than does any other spirit. And I tell you, with the authority that my love and knowledge give me, that you may obtain a faith that will enable you to perform greater wonders than did Elijah.

Trust me implicitly and your faith will grow so strong that your freedom from worries and cares will come to you as the sunlight breaks from behind dark and threatening clouds and bathes the whole landscape in light and beauty.

You must soon, now, resume my message taking, and attune your soul to the influences which I will bring to you.

Well, you will receive help, as I have promised, and you must not doubt me longer. I know that you consider your unworthiness as the great stumbling block to the performance of my work. But if I say that you are worthy, you have no right to say otherwise, or to feel that I am mistaken in choosing you, or that you are being deceived in this communication!

I am Jesus, the chief of the Heavenly World which my Father has given me, and there is none to gainsay or prevent what I do or determine to do. This you must believe, and on that belief guide all your acts.

So, forever hereafter, know that I have chosen you for my disciple of this New Revelation.

But with the acquiring of this faith, also acquire more of the Divine Love of the Father. For this is the Great Power which will develop you into the disciple that I intend you to be.

I HAVE WRITTEN THIS EMPHATIC AND AUTHORITATIVE MESSAGE TO YOU TONIGHT THAT YOU MAY KNOW THAT THERE IS NO UNCERTAINTY THAT I, JESUS, HAVE CHOSEN YOU, AND YOU MUST NOT DOUBT AGAIN THAT YOUR MISSION IS AS I HAVE TOLD YOU!

With all my love and my blessings, I am

Your brother and friend,

JESUS.

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Padgett Describes the Regal Power and Authority That Jesus Displayed While Writing Through Mr. Padgett.

 

I AM HERE. Helen.

Well, sweetheart, now you must be satisfied beyond all doubt that you are the chosen one of the Master to do his work!

It was Jesus who was writing to you, and never before have I seen him with such a royal and authoritative expression on his face. It must have been just such a look as he had when, before the tomb of Lazarus, he said, "Lazarus come forth!" Power and determination were in his words and stamped on his face, and we who are here never before felt the wonderful authority which he has. Always before were only love and humility and grace. But when he told you what he did, everything seemed to be subordinated to this regal power and authority which he showed forth.

I never before had seen this phase of his attributes, and we all felt that we were standing in the presence of-if not God-then of the mightiest personage in all God's Universe.

I can well imagine that his wrath, should he ever have occasion to show it, would be terrible and withering!

So, my dear, you must no longer doubt or hesitate as to what your work is to be, or as to what great power you will have in back of you in doing his work.

I am simply awe-struck tonight and can write no more now!

So, with all my love, I am

Your own true and loving

HELEN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Affirms That Jesus Showed His Glory, Power, and Authority

 

While Writing Through Mr. Padgett, and He Speaks of the Wonderful Blessings and Faith That May Come to Him.

 

I AM HERE. John.

I am here again so soon because I want to help you believe in what the Master wrote to you as to your mission, and the work that he has chosen you to do.

I know it is difficult for you to believe that the communication actually came from Jesus. But I must tell you that he wrote the message, and that what you received and wrote he actually said. And, in doing so, he was the king as well as the loving savior who heretofore appeared to you as the loving and kindly brother that he is.

You must not doubt that he wrote to you just as you received it, and that he has selected you for his disciple to do this great work of receiving and transmitting the wonderful Truths to mankind which he shall write.

When he selected me as his disciple on earth, I had my doubts as you have yours. And it was only after I came in close personal contact and association with him, and saw the wonderful power that he had as well as the great absorbing love, did my doubts leave me. While you cannot see him as I did, and hear his voice of love and blessings as I did, yet, you will be able to feel his love and realize his presence.

When he told you that you must doubt no longer as to your being selected for this work, he was a magnificent spirit in his aspect of power and authority. And we who saw him, as he told you these things, knew that he was the Jesus who led us through Galilee and performed the wonderful things that he did, and also the great Jesus who gave to us the knowledge and the Way to obtain the powers to heal the sick, and to open the eyes of the blind and raise the apparent dead.

His presence was that of a very god, for he seemed possessed of all power and authority, as well as of love and grace.

The spirits who were present and who had never seen these qualities of his nature displayed before were awe-struck. And like Peter and James and myself on the Mount of Transfiguration, they fell to their faces because of the exceeding brightness of his countenance and the glory of his power which illuminated his whole being.

When he comes into the spheres lower than that in which he lives, as you would say, he leaves behind him this great brightness and glory, and appears only as a beautiful, loving brother spirit. And never before had those spirits who were present when he wrote you seen the wonderful and inspiring appearance which he then showed.

I tell you that you are a very favored mortal! And, when your faith grows, you will realize what a wonderful mission has been given to you to carry out.

Now we are all more interested in you than ever! And continually will you have around you some of the high Celestial spirits to aid and enlighten you in doing this great work. But the greatest of all will be the Master, for he will be with you often.

You must now strive to attain to the fulness of this Divine Love, and the faith which is so necessary. There is no doubt as to your getting It if you will only pray. And I must tell you, here, that you have the prayers of a host of Celestial spirits ascending continually to the Father that this faith may be given to you in its greatest degree. I, John, tell you this because I know; and my knowledge is based on fact!

So, let your prayers go to the Father, and let your trust in the Master and his promises increase until at last you may realize the wonderful blessings that may be yours.

I will not write more tonight, but will say that, very soon, the worries will disappear and you will be in condition to resume the writings.

With my love and blessings, I am

Your brother in Christ,

JOHN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A.G. Riddle Is in a Condition of Wonderment After Seeing Jesus Showing Such Brightness and Power.

 

I AM HERE. Your old partner.

 I will write only a few lines tonight, as I am in such a condition of wonderment over what took place when Jesus was writing to you last night that I do not feel able to gather my thoughts for extended writing! I want to say that what happened was the greatest revelation to me as to the character, or, rather, the attributes of Jesus that I have seen since I have been in the spirit world.

When he wrote to you in his emphatic and authoritative manner, he became transformed into such a being of light and glory and power that none of us could look upon his countenance. We had to fall upon our faces to hide the brightness of his presence. I tell you it was a wonderful evidence of his greatness and power. Never before had I seen him clothed in such brightness and power. He was always the most beautiful and bright and magnificent of all the spirits, but never before was there displayed in him those appearances which made us think that he must be a very god.

I now know, as never before, that he is the true son of God, and that he is worthy to follow and believe in. What a wonderful spirit he is! All love and power and greatness, and yet all humility. Such a condition of attributes I had no conception could ever exist in the same spirit.

Well, my boy, I cannot say much more now, except that you surprise me more and more because of the great favor and blessings you have had conferred upon you. We are all amazed over it, but, of course, happy over the fact.

You must try your best to do this work, and fulfill the mission for which you have been chosen.

What a wonderful Jesus! I cannot help thinking of him and the greatness of his being. I am so glad that I saw him as he appeared when he wrote because now I have some conception of what the glory and grandeur of the high Celestial Heavens and their inhabitants must be.

I will not write more tonight, for I cannot think of anything just now but of the glory of the Master. I am

Your old partner,

A.G. RIDDLE.