“In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions”
In this mediated message, Jesus explains the meaning of “in my Father’s house are many mansions” as well as answering other questions relating to James Padgett’s work, salvation, the Divine Love and Celestial Spheres.
What Jesus Meant When He Said: “In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions,” and
His Further Description of the Effect of the Divine Love on the Soul to Redeem Mankind
I AM HERE. Jesus.
You are in a condition to resume my message tonight.
I am in a condition of Love that enables me to know that my Father’s Love is the only Love that can redeem mankind and make it at-one with Him. So, you must understand that this Divine Love is a Love that has no counterpart in all the universe, and must be received by man in all Its fullness in order for him to attain to the Celestial Spheres where the Father’s Fountainhead of Love exists. So, I say that no man can become a part of God’s Divinity until he receives this Divine Love and realizes that he and his Father are one in Love and Purity.
I WILL NOW TELL YOU WHAT THIS DIVINE LOVE MEANS TO ANY MAN WHO HAS RECEIVED IT. HE IS IN A CONDITION OF PERFECT PEACE AND HIS HAPPINESS IS BEYOND ALL COMPARISON; AND HE IS NOT WILLING THAT ANY THING OR POWER SHALL LEAD HIM TO THOSE THINGS THAT ARE NOT IN ACCORD WITH THE DIVINE LOVE AND GOD’S LAWS OF HARMONY. HE IS NOT ONLY HAPPY BUT ALSO IS AWAY BEYOND THE LOWER SPIRITS IN INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPIRITUAL THINGS OF THE FATHER. I KNOW THAT NO MAN IS ABLE TO OBTAIN THE GREAT SOUL PERCEPTIONS UNTIL HE HAS THE SOUL DEVELOPMENT AND IS FITTED TO LIVE IN THE CELESTIAL SPHERES WHERE ONLY LOVE AND HARMONY EXIST.
So, do not think if a man merely becomes wonderful in his knowledge in an intellectual sense, he is fitted to live in these higher spheres, for he is not. Only the great development of the soul, by obtaining the Divine Love into his soul, will enable him to live there.
John never said that by me were all things created that were created, and that I, as God, came to earth and became an indweller in the flesh. That is a mistake and an interpolation, for I never was God. Neither did I ever create any part of the universe. I was only a spirit of God sent by Him to work out man’s salvation and show him the only Way to the Heavenly Home that God has in keeping for those who receive the New Birth.
(In what sphere do you live?)
Well, I live in all spheres, but my home is a sphere that is very close to the Fountainhead of God’s Love. It has no name or number. With me in the Celestial Spheres* are all those who have received this Divine Love to such an extent that they have become entirely purified and at-one with the Father. Many are progressing towards that home and will, sooner or later, get there.
Those who fully received this Divine Love through faith and prayer are in the Celestial Spheres, but those who have not yet obtained this Love to the degree mentioned are not.
(Are some of the disciples living there?)
Yes, Paul is, and so are Peter and John and James and several others.
(What did you mean by, “In my Father’s House are many mansions”?)
I meant that I would go to the Celestial Spheres where I now am and prepare these mansions, which I have now done. And it rests with spirits and mortals only to become inhabitants thereof.
(Are some of the prophets from the Old Testament living there as well?)
Some are and some are not. The mere fact that these ancient prophets and seers were the mere instruments of God in declaring His Purposes and Laws does not mean that they necessarily received this Great Love so that they are now inhabitants of the Celestial Spheres. Moses and Elias are in the Celestial Spheres, and so is John, the Baptist. But many great teachers of spiritual things or of future existence are not, because they have not obtained the New Birth.
(Will it take me many years before I am able to live with you in your Kingdom?)
Well, it will depend on whether you live and believe in such a way as to get this Great Love. If you do, you will not have to wait long years to be with me in the Celestial Spheres. You are now in the right Way. And if you will only persevere and let your faith increase, and get the Divine Love in sufficient abundance in your soul, you will be with me. And remember this: that I am your special friend and helper, and will be. And when you are in doubt or trouble, I will keep you from relapsing into a state of unbelief or of carelessness.
(If my recently departed friend prays for this Love, will he find relief from his sufferings?)
IF, AS YOU SAY, HE WILL SEEK THAT DIVINE LOVE AND PRAY TO THE FATHER IN FAITH, AND BELIEVE THAT THE FATHER WILL BESTOW IT UPON HIM, HE WILL RECEIVE IT. AND WHEN HE RECEIVES IT IN SUFFICIENT ABUNDANCE, ALL SIN THAT HE MAY HAVE COMMITTED WILL BE BLOTTED OUT. NO FURTHER WILL HE HAVE TO PAY THE PENALTIES OF HIS DEEDS OF SIN AND ERROR. THIS IS WHAT I CAME PRINCIPALLY TO TEACH MANKIND. WHEN I SAID, “AS YOU SOW, SO SHALL YOU REAP,” I MEANT THIS TO BE THE LAW OF GOD AS TO THE NATURAL MAN, AS WELL AS TO EVERYTHING ELSE IN NATURE. BUT THAT LAW IS SUBJECT TO BE SET ASIDE, SO FAR AS ITS OPERATIONS ON THE SOULS OF MEN ARE CONCERNED, BY THE SOUL OF MAN RECEIVING THE DIVINE LOVE IN SUFFICIENT ABUNDANCE. AND WHEN THE GREAT LOVE OF THE FATHER IS SOUGHT AND RECEIVED BY THE SOUL OF MAN IN SUFFICIENT ABUNDANCE, THE LAW OF COMPENSATION IS MADE NONEFFECTIVE, THE LAW OF LOVE BECOMES SUPREME, AND MAN IS RELIEVED FROM THE PENALTIES OF HIS SINS.
(But the church still teaches that only a belief in your sacrifice and atonement can save men from their sins.)
Yes, I know how men reason about this matter, and that is the great stumbling block that prevents them from receiving this Divine Love and believing that It alone is efficacious in saving them from paying the penalties of their sins.
Well, you now see what I am trying to do. And I am so well satisfied that you will make a success of your work that I feel more certain that my messages will be understood and given to the world. So, keep up your courage and, in a short time, all will be in such condition that there will be nothing to interfere with you doing the work as you desire.
(Will I really be able to devote more time to this work of receiving your messages?)
Yes, most assuredly. And when you get into the work with all your earnestness and faith, you will see that you will be able to receive the messages just as I intend that you shall receive them.
Let us stop now.
Your own true brother in spirit, JESUS.
* Jesus is higher up in the Celestial Spheres because of having prayed for and obtained the Divine Love in greater abundance than any other Celestial spirit.
When a spirit obtains a sufficiency of the Divine Love in the soul, it leaves the Seventh Sphere and enters the First Celestial Sphere; and then it progresses to the Second Celestial and, after this, to the Third Celestial. Above the Third Celestial Sphere, the spheres are so graduated that no number is used.
The statement by Jesus, “With me in the Celestial Spheres are all those who have received the Divine Love…” means that the spirits are in one of these Celestial Spheres according to the degree they have obtained the Divine Love. There is no spirit who has obtained the Divine Love in that great abundance that Jesus possesses It. Therefore, no Celestial spirit has yet reached his sphere. But all souls possess this privilege. — Ed.
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