Privileges and Responsibilities of Discipleship
In this mediated message, Jesus answers James Padgett’s questions about the privileges and responsibilities of discipleship. He elaborates on his commandments, effective prayer, and the way to the Kingdom of God. For related information, go to this page.
Another Personal Message Is Given to Mr. Padgett from Jesus —
Re the Privileges and Responsibilities of Discipleship
I AM HERE. Jesus.
You are my friend and disciple. You are in me and I am in thee, and we are in the Father. You are in me for all eternity.
My Kingdom is not of this world and you are not of this world. You are in me, as I told my disciples of old. Only believe me and keep my commandments, and I will love you to the end, and the Father will love you.
(What do you mean by your “commandments”?)
I mean that you must love all mankind and try to show them the Way to God’s Love.
I am my Father’s son of Truth and Righteousness and, as such, you must pray to the Father in my name—not because I am Jesus, but because I represent all the Truth and Love of my Father.
(Does the Father want all mankind to seek His Love?)
Yes, and that is the only Way in which men can come to the Father—no other. And when my Kingdom is completed, only those who have become one with the Father will become a part of it.
(Did my wife inform me correctly that only those who believe in your teachings will enter the Kingdom?)
Yes, she told you the truth. My Kingdom will be composed only of those who believe in my teachings and who have received the Holy Ghost. So, do not doubt more. You I have selected, and you will be my true disciple and messenger of Truth. You have my help and love to the fullest, and no man can take it from you. In all eternity, you will be with me.
(Why should God answer my prayers any more than the next man’s?)
God answers your prayers because you have faith and are my own disciple. So, continue to pray and He will hear you and answer your prayers.
(But will He not deny a sinner’s requests?)
No, only believe and trust Him. He will never forsake you or let you want.
You must love God with all your heart and soul and mind, and your neighbor as yourself—this is the Great Commandment. So, observe this and you will be happy and free.
Let your prayers become more fervent and your faith more fully developed. I will help you to know more of your Father’s Love, and you will soon become a true follower of me.
You must seek and you will know. Wait until I give my messages, and then you will know the Truth.
(Am I truly to be your new disciple?)
Yes, I am the vine and you are the branch. So, believe!
What you have written are my thoughts. You did not think any of the thoughts.
So, good night and may God bless you, as I do now.
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