Everyone May Receive the Divine Love
This mediated message describes the various ways the humans were influenced since Jesus’ coming by the higher spirits. It shows that God has no chosen or special people, but rather everyone may receive the Divine Love through their soul longings. For related information, go to this page.
How All Mankind Can Become Divine Angels, and How Erroneous Beliefs Prevent This Consummation.
(May 28th, 1916 | Received by James Padgett)
I AM HERE. Your grandmother. (Ann Rollins)
I will tell you tonight of a Truth that may be of interest to you, and I know that it is of importance to all who may long for happiness in the future life.
As you know, I am now in the Celestial Spheres in a place higher than the Third Celestial Sphere, and where there are no special lines of demarcation separating it from what you may call the higher planes.
In my place, the inhabitants are those who have received the Divine Love in their souls to an extent that makes them know that they are of a nature that is divine and in at-onement with that of the Father. Of course, those who have entered the First Celestial Sphere have the knowledge of having partaken of the Divine Nature, but they are not so filled with this Love as are we who live in the sphere that I am in.
It is not possible for me to tell you of the extent of our happiness because you have no words in your language that can possibly convey a faint conception of this happiness, and I will not attempt to describe it. But if you will combine all the emotions of joy and happiness which you have received or experienced in all the years of your life, you would not be able to realize the meaning of our happiness in the faintest degree.
I merely recite this truth to show you and all mankind what is possible for you and them to obtain, if you will only pursue the course that the Father has provided and that the Master has pointed out in his messages to you.
The Great Instrument that causes this great happiness is Love. By this, I mean the Divine Love of which we have so often written and without which it is impossible for a soul to obtain this condition, or to become a dweller in the Celestial Heavens.
Man, as you have been instructed, was not created with this Love. He could only obtain It by his own longings and aspirations being exercised in the Way that the Father had provided. In no other way could these desires for this Love be realized. But the great pity is that the first of the human race declined, or rather refused, to pursue this Way and thought that they were wise enough to know a better way. And, in attempting to pursue this way, they brought about their own fall and the loss of the privilege of obtaining this Love. In all the long years until the coming of Jesus, no man, after the first created, had the privilege; hence, it was not possible for them to find any greater happiness than that which might come from their natural love.
At the coming of Jesus, men again had bestowed upon them this great privilege and a possibility of obtaining the knowledge of the Way in which this privilege could be exercised. This was not declared to all men, for the territory in which Jesus taught and proclaimed this important Truth was very limited. Thus, the great majority of men died without knowing that this Gift had been re-bestowed. But, in His Goodness and Love, God did not restrict the bestowal of this Love to those who might be fortunate enough to learn of It from Jesus and his apostles, but rather sent His Holy Spirit to implant It in the souls of all men who might be in such condition of soul aspiration and longing as to permit this Love to enter their souls.
When spirits became possessed of this knowledge, they commenced the work of trying to influence men in such a way that there arose in them a longing for a closer unity with God and an opening up of the soul perceptions. As a result, many men received this Love in their souls in various parts of the world without knowing that It was this Divine Love, but It was. And when these men entered the spirit world in their spirit forms, they soon found that they were possessed of this Love to some extent. It was not difficult them to listen to the explanations and teachings of those spirits who had received It as to the Truth of Its existence.
Now, all this may not appear to be of much importance to present man, and hardly worth attention, but my great object in writing in this manner is to show that God had no special or peculiar people, and that it was not even necessary that all peoples should learn from Jesus the fact of this Gift. For, in such a case, the great majority of mankind could not possibly have heard of this Love while they were yet mortals. No, this was not a necessity. But the knowledge which came to mortals through Jesus enabled those who possessed and believed it to more rapidly pursue the Way to obtaining this Love.
Many spirits had received the benefit of the re-bestowal of this Love, or rather the privilege of seeking for and obtaining It, before Jesus came to the spirit world. Yet, they understood that the greater extent of the possession of this Love was in Jesus, and no spirit now possesses It to the degree that he does.
But whether the souls of mortals or spirits received the knowledge of this Truth from Jesus or from the workings of the Holy Spirit in Its ministrations, they all know that the seeking for and getting this Divine Love is the only means by which the soul may become an inhabitant of the Celestial Heavens.
I realize that what I have written conflicts with the orthodox belief that it is only through the death and blood of Jesus that men can be saved from their sins and become children of God and at-one with Him.
If this belief were true, then, by Jesus’ sacrifice, all men would be saved, irrespective of their obtaining this Divine Love; or, only those would be saved who had heard of Jesus and accepted him as their savior. Neither of these propositions is true. Without this Divine Love entering into the soul of a man, it would be impossible for him to partake of the Divine Nature of the Father and become fitted to occupy a home in the Celestial Spheres. This Love in the soul, whether it is a result of the workings of God’s ministering Spirits helping to increase the strength of soul longing in a man, or a result of the man’s unassisted soulful efforts toward activating the Holy Spirit to convey this Love, is what makes the man of a divine nature and a redeemed child of God.
NOW, FROM WHAT I HAVE SAID, IT MUST NOT BE INFERRED THAT THE MISSION OF JESUS AND HIS WORK ON EARTH AND IN THE SPIRIT WORLD ARE NOT THE GREAT THINGS CONNECTED WITH MAN’S REDEMPTION, FOR THEY ARE. IT WAS NOT UNTIL JESUS’ COMING THAT THIS GREAT GIFT WAS RE-BESTOWED. AND IT WAS NOT UNTIL HIS DECLARING THIS FACT AND TEACHING THE GREAT TRUTH OF THE NEW BIRTH THAT EITHER MORTALS OR SPIRITS COULD RECEIVE THIS PRIVILEGE. THE MINISTERING SPIRITS COULD NOT INFLUENCE THE SOULS OF MEN TO SEEK FOR THE IN-FLOWING OF THE DIVINE LOVE UNTIL THEY HAD FIRST RECEIVED IT AND UNDERSTOOD ITS EXISTENCE THEMSELVES. AND, HERE, LET ME DECLARE A FACT: WHEN JESUS PREACHED TO MORTALS ON EARTH THE NECESSITY FOR THE SECOND BIRTH, MYRIADS OF SPIRIT BEINGS HEARD THESE TEACHINGS AND ALSO BECAME POSSESSED OF THIS KNOWLEDGE.
Today, men are attended by hosts of spirits of all kinds, and the sayings and teachings of men are heard by more spirits than men. And the influence of such teachings has its effect upon spirits just as upon men. For the spirits of men which are existing in the earth planes are the same spirits, substantially, that they were when on earth. Also, an earthly friend frequently has more influence upon them than do other spirits, no matter how high their condition may be.
I am so happy to be able to write to you again and to let you know that I have not forsaken you. I am with you quite often and am trying to help you. Pray more to the Father, and exercise more faith, and you will grow in soul development and happiness.
I will not write more now. So, with all my love and blessings, I am Your grandmother,
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