Importance of Instruction by Higher Spirits

Importance of Instruction by Higher Spirits


This mediated message deals with the importance of instruction by higher spirits and the result of acquiring and growing in God’s Love. Soul transformation leads to understanding as to why people behave the way they do and results in compassion rather than hate.  For related information, go to this page.



Lafayette, the Revolutionary War General, Relates How Washington Helped Him to a Knowledge of the Father’s Love,

and Discusses His Resultant Changed Attitude Towards the Germans.


(April 23rd, 1916 | Received by James Padgett)


I AM HERE. Lafayette.

I have been anxious for some time to write you again and let you know the results of your advice to me when last I wrote. After our last communication, I sought General Washington and told him of my conversation with you, and asked him to explain what this Divine Love meant and how It could be obtained.

He was so pleased at my inquiry that he actually took me in his arms and called me his “boy,” as he had on earth. And with his face beaming with love and happiness, he told me what this Love meant, what It had done for him, and how he was now progressing towards the Celestial Heavens of Light and Truth.

Well, I commenced to consider what he had told me, and began to have a longing in my soul for that Love and the happiness which he said It would bring to me. And I commenced to pray for the Love and tried to have faith. Well, without taking up your time by rehearsing the steps of my progress, I am glad to tell you that I have this Love to some extent, and that I am now an inhabitant of the Third Sphere and enjoying the associations of spirits who also have this Love and are striving to progress.

My happiness is very different from what it was before this Love came to me. I now realize that the soul, not the mind, is the man—especially of God’s redeemed children. I never thought that the soul was capable of such Love and happiness, and of the knowledge that the Divine Love is the one absolutely necessary thing to bring spirits into unison with the Father.

I want to express my gratitude to you and to say that I will never forget your kindness and love in turning my thoughts to this great Truth.

Yes, I am still interested in the war,* but I do not have any hatred for the Germans now, that I had before. I see that they are all brothers, and children

of the Father, and that only the ambitions of some and the passions and hatred of others are prolonging the war. But it will soon close, for I see the collapse of the German campaign against Verdun before me, and then the end will come rapidly.

I wish it were tomorrow, for then slaughter and death and added misery would cease. There are so many spirits coming from these battlefields who are all unfit for the spirit life and appear in great confusion. And when they realize they are no longer mortals, they become bewildered and miserable. But we are trying to help them. We know no enemies and all are helped alike.

I will not write more tonight. In closing, I give you my love and sign myself with a new name, which is:

Your brother in Christ,



* World War I


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