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Friday, April 5, 2013
I merely want to say a word for the benefit of you and your friend, and that is, that I have listened to your conversation tonight, and find that it is in accord with the truth; and the influence of the Spirit is with you both. Continue in your line of thought and in prayer to the Father, and, also, in your making known to others, whenever the opportunity arises, the importance of seeking for and getting the Divine Love.
As your friend said, the only prayer that is necessary is the prayer for the inflowing of this Love; all other forms, or real aspirations, of prayer are secondary, and of themselves, will not tend to produce this love in the souls of men. Let your prayer be as follows:
Our Father, who art in Heaven, we recognize that Thou art all Holy and loving and merciful, and that we are Thy children, and not the subservient, sinful and depraved creatures that our false teachers would have us believe. That we are the greatest of Thy creation, and the most wonderful of all Thy handiworks, and the objects of Thy great soul’s love and tenderest care.
That Thy will is that we become at-one with Thee, and partake of Thy great love which Thou hast bestowed upon us through Thy mercy and desire that we become, in truth, Thy children, through love, and not through the sacrifice and death of any one of Thy creatures even though the world believes that one Thy equal and a part of Thy Godhead.
We pray that Thou will open up our souls to the inflowing of Thy love, and that then may come Thy Holy Spirit to bring into our souls this, Thy love in great abundance until our souls shall be transformed into the very essence of Thyself; and that there may come to us faith - such faith as will cause us to realize that we are truly Thy children and one with Thee in very substance and not in image only.
Let us have such faith as will cause us to know that Thou art our Father, and the bestower of every good and perfect gift, and that only we, ourselves, can prevent Thy love changing us from the mortal to the immortal.
Let us never cease to realize that Thy love is waiting for each and all of us, and that when we come to Thee, in faith and earnest aspiration, Thy Love will never be withholden from us.
Keep us in the shadow of Thy love every hour and moment of our lives, and help us to overcome all temptations of the flesh, and the influence of the powers of the evil ones, which so constantly surround us and endeavor to turn our thoughts away from Thee to the pleasures and allurements of this world.
We thank Thee for Thy Love and the privilege of receiving it, and we believe that Thou art our Father -- the loving Father who smiles upon us in our weakness and is always ready to help us and take us to Thy arms of love.
We pray, thus, with all the earnestness and longings of our souls and trusting in Thy love, give Thee all the glory, and honor and love that our finite souls can give.
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This is the only prayer that men need offer to the Father. It is the only one that appeals to the love of the Father, and with the answer, which will surely come, will come all the blessings that men may need, and which the Father sees are for the good of His creatures.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Great World Teacher Will Be the Master Again Come to Earth in the Form of His Divine Revelations
Message from George Whitefield.
Let me write a line or two. I have been present with you since you returned from church and have listened to your conversation. I was with you tonight at the prayer meeting and heard what the preacher said, and was particularly interested in his ideas about the coming of the great world teacher, and saw that his idea of what constituted greatness in this particular arose from his estimate of human greatness.
The teacher will not be a great preacher, or a magnificent specimen of physical development, or a man with a wonderful voice, but a man who can reveal to the world the Truths of the Father regarding the relationship of man to the Father and the plan provided for the redemption and reconciliation of man to the Father.
It is a fact, and I know whereof I write, that the regeneration of the human soul is caused more by the quiet meditations of mortals of the Truths of the Father and by the silent longings of the soul, than by the emotions that arise from the fervid and persuasive sermons of the preachers and evangelists. These latter may arouse the dead souls to a realization of their need of a reconciliation to God, but not so often do these emotions bring the soul into rapport or unison with the Father, as do the silent meditations of which I speak.
There must be the true soul longings and aspirations for this Love of the Father and, in such cases, these longings do not arise from the emotions produced, as I have mentioned, and especially where such emotions are the results of fear created by the picturing of an angry and revengeful God. No, in the silence of the home chamber, where the mortal is, as it were, alone with God, and lets his longings go to the Father for the bestowal of His Love. Because of the love that the mortal may have for the Father, does this Divine Love come in response and regenerating power....
Sunday, March 3, 2013
I am here, Jesus.
I came to-night to tell you that you are nearer the Kingdom than you have been for a long time, and that if you pray to the Father in more earnestness, you will soon realize the inflowing of the Divine Love, that will make you free indeed and fit you to enjoy that close communion with the Father that will enable you to forget all your worries and disappointments and see with your soul perceptions the great truths which I and my followers may endeavor to teach you.
I know, that at times, it seems difficult to grasp the full meaning of faith in the Father and His Love, but if you will earnestly seek for His Love, you will find that there will come to you such a belief in His Wonderful Love and in the nearness of His presence, that you will be free from all doubt.
You have asked me, “What is faith?” And I will answer: Faith is that which when possessed in its real and true meaning makes the aspirations and longings of the soul a real, living existence; and one so certain and palpable that no doubt will arise as to its reality.
This faith is not the belief that arises from the mere operation of the mind, but that which comes from the opening of the perceptions of the soul, and which enables its possessor to see God in all His Beauty and Love. I do not mean that the possessor of this faith will actually see God in form or feature, for he has none such, but his soul perceptions will be in such condition that all the Attributes of the Father will appear so plainly to him, that they will be as real as anything that he can see with the eyes of the spirit form. Such faith comes only with constant earnest prayer, and the reception into the soul of the....
Sunday, February 17, 2013
I am here. St. Andrew.
We, who live in the Celestial Spheres, know this to be a fact, and with all the force and authority that knowledge gives, we declare this truth unto you tonight, the Love that casteth out all fear is the Divine Love of the Father, and when a spirit obtains that, there exists no such thing as fear, and nothing that could create or permit fear to exist.
God wants the souls of men in love and not in fear and the only way in which such end can be accomplished is for men to see and know Him as God of love only. No man can come to the Father except through this New Birth and faith in the Father’s love.
The performance of duty, good works and mere faith, while they will all help man in the development of his moral character and qualities, yet they will not give him an entrance into the Celestial Heavens, which are the Heavens where Jesus rules and is the Prince, unless the spirit shall obtain this Divine Love which makes it a part of the Father’s very essence of Divinity.
Many spirits are happy by reason of their having led good, moral lives on earth and because of a high development of their natural love, and realize that God is their Father, and watches over them and gives them many blessings; but this happiness is not that which comes with the possession of the Divine Love, and besides the place of habitation of these spirits is limited and does not permit these spirits to have free access to all the spheres where God’s goodness and care are manifested.
The spirits who have obtained this Divine Love have no limitation to the spheres in which they may progress, and are not restricted in their places of habitation or in the....
Sunday, February 10, 2013
I am here, Jesus.
I should like to finish my message on God tonight, but I do not think that you are in just the condition necessary to enable you to receive it, and I think it desirable to postpone it for a while longer.
You must surely realize the effect of prayer to a greater extent than ever, because if you had not prayed as you have been doing for the past few days, you would have found yourself in a great degree of despondency, as the same cause for creating this despondency exists now as it existed several days ago when you were so depressed and worried. Prayer is a wonderful help when offered with the true longings of the soul and will always find a response and the benefit will not be merely spiritual but, as you may say, material as well.
Of course, prayer does not remove the cause of worry and, thus, relieve the mortal from worry, but it operates on the mortal’s consciousness in such a way as to remove the effect of this cause of worry on the feelings and mental conditions of the mortal and in this way is the mortal benefited and his prayers responded to. He, as it were, becomes a new man and ceases to look upon these causes in the same light that he did before the prayers commenced to bring their responses. And he in his real self is a different man from what he was when in the condition that existed before he prayed.
I am so very glad that you prayed and let your longings go out to the Father and tried to have faith in us to help you. We are helping you, and you will soon realize the result of our work in securing those things that you desire and consider necessary to enable you to get rid of your worries and perform our work. Continue to pray and to have faith in....
Sunday, February 3, 2013
I am here, Jesus.
I will not write a formal message tonight, but will merely tell you that I was with you tonight at the home of Mr. Morgan and wrote what you received as purporting to come from me, and I meant that if I could establish the rapport with him, I would cure him; and so I will. It depends somewhat on his having the necessary concentration and belief in me. It may seem strange that I cannot do this unless this rapport is established, but it is a fact. There are certain laws which control the exercise of this power upon mortals, which must be complied with.
When on earth I could come in direct contact with the mortal by reason of my being in the flesh, and as the power was in me, or could be engendered in me by the exercise of my spiritual powers, I encountered no obstacle in the way of my exercising these powers upon the mortal. But now there is no direct contact between me and the mortal and, hence, there is no means of communicating this power to him until a rapport is established.
This rapport is something more than a mere “spiritual” connection and partakes somewhat of the material, though, we are not of the material; yet, the rapport must be of the nature mentioned and the material part of it must come from the mortal himself.
Now you will understand that my relationship in such cases with the mortal is very different from what would be your relationship to him had you this power residing in you; and when the time comes for you to receive this power, you will not need to establish any rapport between you and whomever you may be able to cure. I mean it will not be necessary for this rapport to be established by drawing from the mortal any part of the material that belongs to him: this you will have yourself, and the power will be exercised by you simply as a mortal coming in contact with him.
This power can be possessed by mortals, just as my disciples and others possessed it at the time that I was on earth, and the same results may be....