What Makes Man Divine
In this mediated message, Jesus explains what makes man divine and how man may acquire the divine nature of the Father through the one and only way given. For more on this topic, see this page.
Jesus Explains What It Is That Makes a Man Divine
I AM HERE. Jesus.
I wish to write tonight on the subject: “What It Is That Makes a Man Divine.”
When man was created, he was given the highest qualities that could be bestowed upon a mortal. Yet, he was mere man, but the perfect one. And with these qualities was given him the possibility of becoming divine like the Father in His Nature. But this Gift was never possessed by him in Its enjoyment of full fruition until after my coming to earth and making known to man that such a possibility existed.
The first created man never possessed this Gift in Its fulfillment, but merely had the possibility of receiving It on condition that he continued in his obedience, and made the effort to receive It in the Way that the Father declared was the only Way.
You have been told in detail what this Gift was, and how the first parents forfeited the enjoyment of It by their disobedience and ambition to possess It in a way that was not in accord with the Father’s Way.
As we have said, man lost this possibility at the time of the first disobedience, and thereafter became gradually a man with his moral nature sinking lower and lower until he became almost lost in the condition of the beasts in the field. And, from that condition, he has been steadily improving or progressing towards his first estate of purity.
But a great many men have ceased to know, or have never known, that God is the Creator of all things, and that all creation is dependent upon Him for its very existence. In their assurance and self-importance, they have assumed and professed to believe that their progress or salvation depends upon their own efforts, and that these efforts are sufficient to bring about this state of purity or harmony with God’s Laws and Desires.
But men are mistaken in this. For there is nothing in them that is divine, and there never will be when they depend upon their own selves to progress to this state of perfection. The Divine Nature of the Father is not in man, and will never become a part of him until he pursues the Way which is absolutely necessary for him to follow in order to become anything more than mere man.
I will not write more tonight, as I think it best not to do so.
I understand that you could not prevent your condition of sleepiness, and I do not blame you, but I think it best to wait until later to finish what I desire to write.
Well, my dear brother, believe that I have only love for you, and will get close to you as we progress. So, I say, don’t worry.
I will say good night.
Your brother and friend, JESUS.
Stephen, the Apostle, Affirms That Jesus Wrote,
and He Emphasizes the Great Importance of Mr. Padgett’s Receipt of the Messages
I AM HERE. Stephen.
I am here and desire to write just a few lines, for you are not in condition for lengthy writing tonight.
The Master was disappointed, but he is so loving and good that he did not complain. He only wanted you to feel that you must not worry because of the fact that you could not take his message. But, nevertheless, he was disappointed.
I understand that you could not control your sleepiness, and are not to blame, but it was unfortunate. And, in some way, if possible, it must be avoided in the future.
If you only realized the great importance of these messages and the great number that are yet to be written, you would bend every effort to facilitate their reception. I am not saying this complainingly, but merely stating a fact. So, try your best to get in a good condition so that there will be no failure in your receiving the messages.
I am so very much interested in this work, and so are a host of other spirits who realize the importance of these Truths being given to mankind. They are the only Truths, and never since the time when the Master was on earth have they been revealed to man.
I will not write more tonight, but will say with all my love that I am
Your brother in Christ, STEPHEN.
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