Sunday, December 9, 2012

God is a God of Love and No Man Can Come to Him Unless He Receives the Love of the Father in His Soul

I am here, Jesus.

You are in a better condition tonight and I will continue my messages. “God is a God of Love, and no man can come to Him unless he receives the Love of the Father in his soul.”

As men are by nature sinful and inclined to error and the violation of God’s Laws, they can be redeemed from sin only by obtaining this Love; and that can be obtained only through prayer, and faith in the willingness of God to bestow this Love upon whosoever may ask for it. I do not mean that there must be formal prayers or compliance with any church creeds or dogmas, but the prayer that is efficacious is that which emanates from the soul and earnest aspirations of a man. 

So let men know that unless they have the real soul longings for this Love, it will not be given to them. No mere intellectual desires will suffice. The intellect is not that faculty in man that unites him to God, only the soul is made in the likeness of the Father, and unless this likeness is perfected by a filling of the soul with the Divine Love of the Father, the likeness is never complete.  

Love is the One Great Thing in God’s economy of real existence. Without it, all would be chaos and unhappiness, but where it exists harmony and happiness also exist. I say this because I know from personal experience that it is true. Let not men think that God is a God who wants the worship of men with the mere intellectual faculties - that is not true. His Love is the one thing that can possibly unite Him and them. This Love is not the love that is a part of man’s natural existence. The love that men have, who have not received a part of the Divine Love, is not sufficient to make them one with the Father. Nor is that love the kind that will enable them to enter the Celestial Spheres and become as the Angels, who are filled with this Divine Love and....

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