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Mr. James E. Padgett was the instrument used by Jesus, and many spirits of the Celestial Heavens to receive their messages of spiritual truths that they are anxious should be made known to all mankind. Mr. Padgett was at one time Assistant District Attorney, Washington, D. C., an able lawyer with a high standing at the bar. He practiced law in the District of Columbia for more than 40 years. He was born August 25, 1852, in Washington, D. C., and passed into the spirit world March 17, 1923.
He obtained these authorative messages from many spirits of the Celestial Heavens from 1914 to 1923, who all corroborated that Jesus wrote through him by controlling his brain and hand. I was closely associated with Mr. Padgett from the time he started to receive the messages from the high spirits up to the time of his passing over into the spirit world.
He was directed by Jesus and many celestial spirits to pray with all the earnest sincere longings of his soul to the Father, for the inflowing into his soul of the DIVINE LOVE that comes from God by His Holy Spirit, and was told that when he should obtain this love in sufficient abundance, it would then change the quality of his brain into the necessary spiritual condition, and high quality, so that it would be possible for Jesus and the Celestial Spirits to make that close rapport with him, so that these high truths could be written through him.
He took the advice of these high spirits, and prayed with all the earnest sincere longings of his soul to the Father for the Divine Love. After awhile, he obtained a sufficiency of this Love, and then, that close rapport that Jesus and the Celestial Spirits desired was made. Mr. Padgett was then successful in receiving communications that have never been communicated to a mortal since Jesus taught them on earth. After his early followers died, many of the great and most important truths that he taught, and which are the fundamental and basic truths of Christianity, have been lost to mankind. Jesus in one of his messages wrote—He will never come again in the flesh, yet, he has come again in the form of these revelations, through Mr. Padgett, which he taught on earth nearly two thousand years ago, and which he is still teaching in the spirit world and so are his followers. Referring to his mission when on earth, he wrote—that after his early followers died, the great truth of the New Birth was not understood, and only a small minority have obtained this transformation of their souls by the inflowing of the Divine Love.
The great majority who think they are Christians have never received it, for they have never sought for it in the only way it can be obtained. Many humans are depending upon their beliefs in the creeds and dogmas, and following moral precepts to enable them to enter the Celestial Heavens, instead of seeking for and obtaining the New Birth, which is so wonderfully explained in the message: "The Way to the Celestial Kingdom" by Jesus.
The reasons given by Jesus why He has not communicated these truths before, is explained in His message, "Why He Selected Mr. Padgett for the Work.."
Mr. Padgett has received many messages from Jesus and these high Celestial Spirits that are not contained in this first volume, and will be published in the near future. I was often present with Mr. Padgett in his room when he was receiving the messages from the celestial spirits. And I now want to say, with all the emphasis of my soul and being—that I have a firm conviction in the genuineness of the same. And I know that if any man could have felt the wonderful love, and power that Mr. Padgett and myself often spoke of and experienced, during the time the truths were being revealed, and when we discussed them, they would never have a doubt, that Jesus and the Celestial Spirits were actually present, and were the high spirits who have communicated.
Mr. Eugene Morgan, lawyer of Washington, D. C, born 1857 in St. Mary's County, Md., was a friend of Mr. J. E. Padgett for many years.
During the time Mr. Padgett was obtaining the messages from the high spirits, Mr. Morgan was often present, and in the year 1915 received a communication through Mr. Padgett from Jesus any many Celestial Spirits informing Mr. Morgan that he also had the wonderful gift of receiving writings from high spirits. Mr. Morgan took the advice given him and made the attempt to obtain writings from the spirits, and after a few weeks was successful.
He not only obtained writings from Celestial Spirits, but was instrumental in helping many undeveloped spirits in their progress to the Celestial Heavens from the lower spheres.
The messages that Jesus and the Celestial spirits wrote through Mr. Padgett, were used by Mr. Morgan for the purpose of giving instructions in the knowledge of the truths. Mr. Morgan continued in his great work up to within a few days before his passing into the spirit world, on February 10, 1937. Mr. Morgan and Mr. Padgett received many affirmations from Jesus and the Celestial Spirits of their wonderful work in helping many, who have found their way to the Celestial Heavens.
DR. LESLIE R. STONE,
Washington, D. C. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th day of May, 1941. Howard W. More, Notary Public.
I am glad to say that I was well acquainted with Mr. James E. Padgett, of Washington, D. C., from the year 1915 to 1923. I knew him to be a man of a very lovable and kindly disposition, as well as an able and conscientious lawyer, with a high reputation at the bar, having been acquainted with some of his associates, and often heard them speak of him with the highest esteem as a lawyer and a man.
I was present with Mr. Padgett in his room on some occasions when he was receiving messages, which he explained to me were communications from the spirit world, and which were received by him without any interposition of his own mind. He also told me that while he was receiving the writings, he did not know in advance, what the next words or sentence written would be, and when receiving these writings, that he was instructed by spirits, that a necessary acquirement on his part was, that his mind must be kept in a passive and inactive state, so that his own thoughts would not interfere with the messages transmitted through him, and then they would be able to write the exact words and sentences, that they were anxious to be made known to mankind.
DR. FRANCIS A. GOERGER,
Washington,, D. C. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th day of May, 1941. Howard W. More, Notary Public.
Mr. Morgan received many communications from spirits in darkness and suffering giving their experience in the hells. Mr. Morgan would then cause these spirits to visualize the bright spirits belonging to his band who would help them to progress.
JESUS, THE CHRIST, THE INCOMPARABLE LEADER AND TEACHER AND SAVIOUR, CAME TO THIS WORLD NEARLY TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO AND PROCLAIMED AND MANIFESTED IN HIS OWN LIFE, THE GREATEST TRUTHS THAT HAVE EVER BEEN REVEALED TO MANKIND.
HE INDEED, WAS THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE, AS NO OTHER MAN BEFORE HIM WAS.
HE WAS THE FIRST ONE TO OBTAIN THE NEW BIRTH BY SEEKING FOR THE INFLOWING INTO HIS SOUL OF THE DIVINE LOVE THAT TRANSFORMED HIS SOUL INTO THE DIVINE NATURE AND AT-ONEMENT WITH THE FATHER.
IN THIS WAY JESUS BECAME THE SAVIOUR, BY SHOWING THE WAY WHEREBY MEN CAN BE SAVED AND REDEEMED, BY THE NEW BIRTH, WHICH IS NECESSARY FOR MAN TO OBTAIN, SO THAT HE MAY HAVE THE CERTAINTY OF IMMORTALITY IN THE CELESTIAL HEAVENS.
"I, JESUS, AS THE SON OF MAN OR OF GOD, DO NOT SAVE ANY MAN FROM HIS SINS AND MAKE HIM AT-ONE WITH THE FATHER, BUT THE TRUTHS THAT I TAUGHT, AND WHICH WERE TAUGHT ME FROM THE FATHER, ARE THINGS THAT SAVE.."
ST. JOHN, APOSTLE OF JESUS, WRITES AND JESUS WAS THE MEDIATOR, NOT ONLY IN DECLARING TO MAN THE REBESTOWAL OF THIS GREAT GIFT OF THE DIVINE LOVE AND IMMORTALITY, BUT, ALSO IN SHOWING THE WAY BY WHICH MEN COULD, AND MUST SEEK FOR THAT GIFT IN ORDER TO POSSESS IT. "AND THUS JESUS BECAME THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE, AND BROUGHT IMMORTALITY TO LIGHT. HOW MUCH GREATER A SAVIOUR IS HE IN THIS WAY THAN BY PAYING A SUPPOSED DEBT BY HIS DEATH AND BLOOD. "NO, HE IS THE SAVIOUR OF MAN BY HIS LIVING AND HIS TEACHINGS, FOR HE WAS THE FIRST TO RECEIVE THIS DIVINE LOVE AND TO BECOME DIVINE HIMSELF, AND THE FIRST FRUITS OF THE RESURRECTION."
The resurrection just referred to by St. John is the TRUE RESURRECTION, and not merely the change that takes place when men leave their earth life, and continue to live in the spirit world. This survival, is common to all men be they saint or sinner.
ST. PAUL WRITES:
SO, THE RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD THAT THE MASTER TAUGHT, AND WHICH IS THE ONE FOUNDATION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH, ARISE FROM THE FACT THAT GOD REBESTOWED UPON MANKIND THE PRIVILEGE OF SEEKING FOR, AND RECEIVING HIS DIVINE LOVE WHICH WOULD MAKE THE MORTAL ONE, WITH HIM AND IMMORTAL; AND UPON THE FURTHER FACT THAT MAN MUST, IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THIS RESURRECTION, SEEK AND FIND THIS DIVINE LOVE AND THEREBY BECOME A CHILD OF THE TRUE RESURRECTION—RESURRECTION THAT WAS NEVER KNOWN TO PROPHETS OR SEERS OR REFORMERS, OR THE TEACHERS OF FAITHS, NO MATTER HOW EXCELLENT THEIR MORAL TEACHINGS AND PRIVATE LIVES MAY HAVE BEEN, BEFORE THE COMING OF JESUS.
TRULY HE WAS THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE, AND I PAUL, WHO AM THE RECEPIENT OF THIS RESURRECTION AND KNOW WHEREOF I SPEAK, AND HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF THE FACT THAT THOSE INHABITANTS OF THE SPIRIT WORLD WHO HAVE NEVER RECEIVED THIS RESURRECTION ARE STILL IN A CONDITION OF DEATH, SO FAR AS OBTAINING THE DIVINE LOVE OF THE FATHER AND THE CONSCIOUSNESS OF IMMORTALITY ARE CONCERNED, AND SO DECLARE UNTO YOU WHAT I HAVE ATTEMPTED TO DESCRIBE AS THE RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD IS THE TRUE RESURRECTION.
THE ONE GREAT TRUTH THAT IS THE FOUNDATION OF MEN'S SALVATION IS THE NEW BIRTH, AND THE FACT THAT THE DIVINE LOVE OF THE FATHER IS WAITING FOR EVERY MAN TO LET IT ENTER INTO HIS SOUL AND MAKE HIM AT-ONE WITH THE FATHER."
ST. JOHN, APOSTLE OF JESUS, WRITES:
"AS I, AND OTHERS HAVE WRITTEN YOU, THE ONLY WAY IN WHICH MAN CAN BE SAVED FROM HIS SINS AND BECOME IN AT-ONE-MENT WITH THE FATHER, IS BY THE NEW BIRTH, WHICH THE MASTER HAS DESCRIBED TO YOU AS BEING THE RESULT OF THE FLOWING INTO THE SOUL OF MAN, OF THE DIVINE LOVE OF THE FATHER, AND RESULTING IN THE DISAPPEARING OF EVERYTHING THAT TENDS TO SIN AND ERROR. AS THIS LOVE FLOWS INTO A MAN'S SOUL IT PERMEATES THAT SOUL, AS DOES LEAVEN IN THE BATCH OF DOUGH, THEN THAT SOUL PARTAKES OF THIS DIVINE LOVE AND THEREBY BECOMES LIKE THE FATHER IN HIS DIVINE NATURE, AND FITTED TO INHABIT HIS KINGDOM.
These Divine Revelations show that man, himself, has created evil, which are creations of his own will, and are no part of his true nature as he was created by the Father, and pronounced good. Therefore man, himself, must destroy these evils that are the perversions of his natural love, by seeking the help of the Father, who is always ready to assist man to free himself from those things that degrade, and make him inharmonious and out of harmony with His will and laws.
Never in the history of the world have men's souls been so hungry, and now are longing and waiting for that which will satisfy the natural cravings of their souls. And that GREAT SOMETHING for man to obtain is the possession and ownership of the Divine Love in such abundance into his soul, so that selfishness, war and strife and all the other evils from which man is suffering will cease to exist. When a sufficient number obtain this Love of God or His Divine Essence, then Christianity will be established on a firm foundation. If men think they can establish a Kingdom of God on earth by merely trying to get rid of the impurities or the perversions of their natural love, by good deeds, or good thoughts, or following moral precepts, and trying to love those who despitefully use then, then, that Kingdom is still a long way off.
Message from Jesus:
"I SEE THAT MANY CENTURIES MAY PASS BEFORE MAN WILL ATTAIN TO THIS STATE OF PURIFICATION OF HIS NATURAL LOVE, THAT WILL ENABLE HIM TO SAY THAT BECAUSE OF HIS LOVE, WARS CANNOT COME AGAIN AND PEACE MUST REIGN: AND HENCE, THE GREAT NECESSITY FOR HIM TO KNOW THAT ONLY WITH THE COMING OF THE DIVINE LOVE, WILL COME THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF WAR AND STRIFE—INDIVIDUALLY AND NATIONALLY."
Jesus says, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you." That means you must seek for the inflowing into the soul of the Divine Love of God that comes direct from the Father through the operation of His Holy Spirit.
When this becomes an accomplished fact, then will man love his fellowmen as himself, and that peace that passeth all understanding will be his, and war and strife and inharmony will vanish from the face of the earth, so that good deeds, kind thoughts and love to God and his fellowman, will come as naturally as falls the dew from heaven, without effort or sacrifices on his part.
Therefore, it is very important that man obtain peace within himself before he can have peace without, so that this Kingdom can be established.
The peace that passeth all understanding comes only with the possession of the Divine Love, which is the Father's greatest attribute, a part of His very Essence. It comes from God by His Holy Spirit, which is that part of the active energy of the Soul of God, most Sacred, Holy and Merciful, because it is the instrument that carries and conveys His greatest attribute, the Divine Essence of Love into the receptive soul. Only as man obtains this Divine Love or Essence in sufficient abundance so as to transform the soul from the human into the Divine, so that there will be no room for sin and error, can such soul enter the Celestial Heavens, and have the consciousness and certainty of immortality.
This Divine Love does not come into the soul merely by following moral precepts or good deeds or kind thoughts, as no man can merit it by any goodness of heart that he may have. These things bring their own happiness and rewards, but do not bring into the soul the Divine Love.
All these things, can be done by following these moral precepts, etc., and they are in harmony with the Father's will and lead to that purification of the soul, that makes a perfect natural man like the first parents before the Fall.
They were created with the natural loves, in a pure state and had the privilege of obtaining in their souls the Divine Love, but refused to exercise their privilege and after their disobedience, lost it.
With the coming of Jesus that privilege was rebestowed upon all souls alike, all that have ever lived, both mortals and spirits right back to the time of the first parents. As the first parents lost their privilege of partaking of the Divine Love, so men now by their refusal to seek for the Love, are allowing their souls to be lost to the Celestial Heavens, which is a far greater and more beautiful Kingdom, than the Kingdom of the perfect natural man.
DIVINE LOVE COMES FROM WITHOUT AND IS NOT WITHIN. IT MAY BE WITHIN AND IT MAY NOT.
THE LEAVEN IS NOT IN THE DOUGH UNTIL IT IS PUT IN, AND NEITHER IS THIS DIVINE LOVE IN THE SOUL UNTIL THE FATHER PLACES IT THERE. JESUS WROTE IN HIS MESSAGE: WHY HE SELECTED MR. PADGETT TO DO THE WORK.
"THAT THE TRUE, EARNEST, SINCERE SOUL LONGING MAY BE AS RAPID AS UNFORMED THOUGHTS, AND THE ANSWER TO THE SAME WILL COME WITH AS MUCH CERTAINTY AND LOVE, AS IF YOU WERE TO PUT THE LONGING INTO THE MOST EXACT FORM."
Not prayers in general or repetition of formulas, or mere lip service can bring this Divine Love into the soul. The soul has to be filled, therefore, the soul energies must become so active in its longings to the Father, for the Love, that causes the Father to open the soul so it may find lodgement therein, and transform the soul from the human into the Divine, a new creature, recreated, with the soul changed in its quality and constituency.
It then becomes a different soul from what it was at his creation.
This transformation takes place depending on the degree it partakes of this Divine Essence, until the whole soul partakes of it, in such abundance that there will be no room for sin and error or of those things not in harmony with the Father's will. Not until this Divine Love comes into the soul, will the soul be born again, born from above, born in to the Divine Reality of God. This is the New Birth that Jesus taught, when he said—"EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD."
This Kingdom of God, or Celestial Heavens is now open for all mortals and spirits that have ever lived, even those in the hells of darkness and suffering. The Father's love is so great and broad and deep, it reaches down into the lowest hells, as well as in the highest heavens, and no mortal or spirit will be deprived of this Love and Kingdom, if he will only seek for it in the way the Father has planned, and which Jesus taught on earth, and is still teaching in the spirit world, and so are his followers.
"Seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened to you." In the light of these truths set forth by Jesus in this 'TRUE GOSPEL TO MANKIND," how important it is that all religious organizations should recognize, and emphasize the importance of teaching their followers the way to obtain the "New Birth" as revealed by Jesus, by praying for the inflowing into souls of the Divine Love that comes from God by His Holy Spirit. When man obtains this Love of God in his soul, then he will become truly at-one with the Father and will become a Christian in very truth and not merely in name only. As the Love increases in greater abundance in the soul so much greater becomes the at-onement with the Father.
In the New Testament, Romans, Chapter 5, Verse 5, Paul stated:—"And hope maketh not ashamed because the Love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given unto us."
Then it will readily be understood, that those who have obtained this Love of God in their hearts and souls have partaken of the Christ, and have become Christians in truth and not merely in name only. It also follows that those who have obtained this transformation and have become new creatures, are born again, born from above, and to the degree this Love fills the soul, to that degree have they become true Christians, whatever denomination they may belong to. Therefore it is useless to believe that one is a Christian unless he becomes possessor and has ownership of the Divine Love which is necessary to obtain, to qualify the soul to enable it to enter the Christian Heavens. And therefore all souls living in the flesh, who have obtained this Love, and are born again, have become true followers of Jesus and belong to the true Christian Church.
Although man possesses the privilege of making his progress from the hells of darkness and suffering into the highest heaven, and many have made that progress into the Celestial Kingdom, yet, it is very important that man, while in the flesh should make such progress in his soul development, so that when he passes into the spirit world he will be able to escape these hells.
St. Luke wrote a message through Mr. Padgett and stated: "THAT IT IS HARD TO LEARN OF HEAVENLY THINGS IN HELL," AND IF MAN COULD ONLY REALIZE THIS FACT, HE WOULD LEARN OF THESE HEAVENLY THINGS BEFORE HE ENTERED THE SPIRIT WORLD. THE EARTH PLANE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PLACE TO MAKE THE START IN THE SOUL'S PROGRESS.
Man must pray with such faith, causing the earnest sincere longings of the soul to become things of such real living existence and intensity for This Love, that it will cause the soul to open up to its inflowing. When the soul comes into possession and ownership of this Divine Love, it never leaves it no, not in all eternity.
SO IT IS FOR EACH AND EVERY MAN TO CHOOSE AND FIX HIS DESTINY, AND GOD DOES NOT, AND WILL NOT MAKE A DESTINY FOR MAN THAT HIS CONDITION OF SOUL DOES NOT ENTITLE HIM. WILL THAT DESTINY BECOMES THE PERFECT MAN WITH ONLY HIS NATURAL LOVE IN A PURE STATE BY FOLLOWING MORAL PRECEPTS, ETC., OR WILL HE SEEK THE DIVINE HEAVENS OR CELESTIAL KINGDOM THAT ONLY THE POSSESSION AND OWNERSHIP OF THE DIVINE LOVE IN SUFFICIENT ABUNDANCE CAN ENTITLE HIM TO ENTER, AND WHERE STAGNATION IS NOT KNOWN AND WHERE PROGRESS GOES ONWARD AND UPWARD FOR ALL ETERNITY, NEARER AND NEARER TO THE FOUNTAINHEAD OF THE FATHER, INCREASING IN GLORY AND BEAUTY AND JOY AND PEACE AND HAPPINESS, AS THE DIVINE LOVE INCREASES IN GREATER ABUNDANCE IN THE SOUL, IN RESPONSE TO THE EARNEST PRAYER AND SINCERE SOUL LONGINGS FOR MORE AND MORE OF THE LOVE, AND WITH IT, THE CONSCIOUSNESS AND CERTAINTY OF IMMORTALITY. DR. LESLIE R. STONE.
From St. John.
This means, the only way a man can be saved from his sins and become truly at-one with the Father is by obtaining the Divine Love, that will make him a divine child of God, and not that long purifying process that comes by development of his natural love in a pure state, by following moral precepts, etc, for that—merely makes him in at-one-ment and in harmony with God's laws, and perfect like the first parents before their fall. This latter at-one-ment is not the GREAT AT-ONE-MENT that only the New Birth that Jesus taught and manifested in His own life, and without which, "our faith as Christians is in vain." "EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD." John Chapter. 3, Verse 3.