Needed Realization to Progress Beyond the Perfect Man State
In this mediated message, which is a continuation of this one, John explains the needed realization to progress beyond the perfect man state. Those who reach perfection are very happy, but cannot progress any further. They need to reach a state of dissatisfaction which will make them open to the knowledge of the new birth and further progression. For more on this topic, see this page.
John Continues His Discourse on the Destiny of the Soul That Has Not Experienced the New Birth
I AM HERE. John.
I desire to finish my message, and hope that you are in condition to receive it.
Well, as I was writing about the future or destiny of the soul that has not experienced the New Birth, I will continue where I left off.
When the soul becomes wholly purified and restored to that condition of perfection that was possessed by the first parents before the fall, it continues to live a life of happiness and contentment until it realizes that its possibility of further progress, either mentally, morally or spiritually, has come to an end—that it has reached its limit of advancement—and that the happiness that it then enjoys is the full complement of what it may obtain or possess. This condition is one which satisfies the large majority of those who have reached the state of the fully restored man, and they are content to live the life of such perfection. They rest in the assurance that there is no greater happiness or more desirable condition existing in the Universe of God.
But, with some of these souls, this state does not bring or contain this complete satisfaction, and the desire continues in them for more and greater progress. But they realize that they have reached the limit of their progress, and that they must continue to live in that state which holds the happiness and delight for them of being perfect and at-one with the Father, as was intended by Him when man was created the perfect being.
But notwithstanding this knowledge that, as the soul develops in its natural love and, in its moral and mental faculties, to the finality of limitation where there can be nothing beyond, yet, there comes a dissatisfaction to them, and, as it were, a negative unhappiness that causes unrest and a conscious desire for something they know not what.
It may be the memory of something they heard in their progress through the spheres, or an imperfect suggestion of some unconscious, reproduced, dormant memory, inherited from their first parents, of the Great Gift of endless progress, potentially bestowed upon God’s first created beings, and forfeited, that causes the discontent and longings for something beyond the condition of their perfect state.
When this state of mind and soul comes to them, they are then susceptible to the teachings and help of those spirits who have the Divine Love in their souls, and the knowledge that there is a Way that leads to everlasting progress without limit or possibility of reaching the end.
And many of these perfected souls in their natural love have followed the advice of these immortal spirits. They have left the high sphere of their perfection and have entered the lower soul spheres of the Spiritual Heavens. And, there, they have sought and found the New Birth of the soul, and have progressed from sphere to sphere until they reached the Celestial Heavens where they are still progressing and realizing a contentment never marred, but always accompanied with the knowledge that ever beyond are spheres of greater happiness of Truth and knowledge.
But, as I say, the larger, yes, much larger number of souls that have been born unto men will find and rest, in the future, in the state and happiness of the restored first parents.
IT SHOULD NOT BE NECESSARY FOR ME TO ATTEMPT TO MAKE THE APPLICATION OF THE TRUTHS WHICH I HAVE WRITTEN TO THE DESIRES AND WILL OF MEN. FOR THE VITAL IMPORTANCE OF MAKING THE CHOICE BETWEEN THE FUTURE OF THE DIVINE SPIRIT AND THAT OF THE PERFECTED MAN IS SO APPARENT THAT SCARCELY ANY MORTAL, WHO IS NOT THE MAN THAT SAYS IN HIS HEART THERE IS NO GOD, NEEDS ANOTHER TO APPLY FOR HIM THE LESSON TAUGHT. AND I WILL SAY IN CLOSING THAT SUCH LESSON CONTAINS THE TRUTHS THAT ACTUAL OBSERVATION AND KNOWLEDGE HAVE MADE CERTAIN. SPECULATION DOES NOT ENTER INTO IT, AND THE POSSIBILITY OF ERROR OR MISTAKES IS UTTERLY ELIMINATED.
I have written enough and will stop for tonight.
You have received the message very satisfactorily, and I am pleased.
So, with my love and blessings, I will say good night and God bless you with His Love.
Your brother in Christ, JOHN.
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