November 28th, 1955
I am here, Jesus.
The question has been raised by one of the members of the Foundation church of the New Birth, of which I am the Leader, regarding the delays incurred in healing and the possibility of death taking place before such healing is accomplished on the part of spirits assigned to this task.
Healing can be effected as a result of rapport between the ailing person and the spirit healer; for, when rapport has thus been established, the spirit can work directly upon the sick person without an intervening healer being required to accomplish the healing.
The sick person, however, through faith and prayer, must lift himself above the earth-plane and attain a spiritual condition on a level which is free of earth bound spirits, and make possible the contact between the spirit healer and the patient. In spiritual healing of this nature the patient actually raises himself to a spiritual plane higher than the one in which he lives, and comes into rapport with spirit healers. The Divine Love is not necessary for this healing, for many of these spiritual healers are devoid of it, but although they are on a high moral and spiritual plane, it is difficult for them to contact mortals who have not been able through lack of faith and prayers to arise out of their earth plane condition to establish the rapport with these spirit healers. This is accomplished through a soul operation and is not a mere mental operation that does not come from the heart. That is why the usual genuine mediums of the earth plane who have no faith or understanding of this law, can do no more than to attract undeveloped earth plane spirits who have no healing powers.
Again, the patient may be healed through a doctor or a healer whose state of soul is such that he can attract spirit healers, yet the mortal healer can do little or nothing unless the positive faith of the sick man has raised him above the earth condition I have mentioned, so that the spirit healer can make rapport with him.
When the rapport is made, the therapeutic forces and energies from the spirit world can operate through the mortal doctor or healer, and by their transmitting these forces and energies through him into the ailing person, this can become the means by which the spirit healing is brought about. The spirit healing is actually a therapy or therapeutic treatment which is transmitted from the spirit healers to the patient and acts upon the diseased organs to restore them, but the transmittal is made possible only through faith, which acts as a conductor of these healing forces and energies.
Thus you see that faith that God will help and heal will not only set in motion these healing forces and energies of the spirit world, if God so wills it, but puts the patient into the condition which will allow these healers to do their work, either directly or through the intermediary of a mortal who by his own spiritual condition may attract them. Faith is the reality which permits the healer and the sick person to make contact with the spiritual forces. That is why I was able to heal many sinners because of their faith in my healing powers, and not heal righteous persons who had no faith. He who has faith creates a condition whereby evil spirits – who intensify or cause the distress to persist – are separated from their control and contact with the patient, so that the spirit healers can make the rapport and operate.
Those who have no faith, and who therefore die as a result of the delay, have died not because of any injustice or lack of mercy or loving kindness on the part of the Father, but because their own lack of faith in His ability to help and heal prevented Him from accomplishing the ministry which He so lovingly entrusted to His ministering angels. The prayers and faith of a loved one for the sick person is very often of great benefit to the sick, for the sincere love on the part of a mortal not only attracts the spirit healers but enables the healing force to reach the sick person through the love which is communicated to the ailing person, and it may sound strange to you, yet it is so, that often the best physician is he who in earnestness of love and sympathy and sorrow sends his prayers to the Father in all faith that He will accomplish what man and medicine cannot do.
And such rapport between spirits obedient to God’s word and the prayerful soul is brought about thereby, so that the healing forces are transmitted through him to the sick person he loves. Here is a case of the development of the natural human love operating on a high plane to make spirit contact for healing purposes without the Divine Love, but with His Love operating through man, as in my own case in Palestine when I healed, the healing is far more efficacious and rapid, and I was able to perform instantaneous healing.
In a word, I wish to show that love and faith and prayer in earnestness of soul are realities which perform feats of healing that are impossible under conditions wherein cold intellect and earth plane conditions prevail.
Second part of message — received February 7th, 1956
The question arising when death occurs to a loved one, in spite of prayers to the Father for His Love, is one which is important for greater understanding of the Father’s wonderful Love and Mercy. Healing process depends, aside from the spiritual forces which are engaged in the work, upon the condition of the organ or part of the mortal body to be restored. An organ which when not under pathological attack is in good functioning order can be restored to its pristine health regardless of the pathological disturbance from which it may suffer. That is to say, a healthy organ when attacked by disease or by some condition causing a malfunctioning of the organ may be restored to normal use through the method of spiritual healing which I have already mentioned in my other writings to you on this subject. But where an organ through normal use has reached a condition of weakness or malfunctioning because of that use, it simply means that the organ in question has reached a point in mortal living where it can no longer be restored to a condition of health it no longer enjoys, and any effort on the part of spirit healers to restore that organ would be fruitless and without purpose.
To be sure, spiritual healing can delay death and restore organs to a state of previous health, but spiritual healing is powerless to provide the body with new organs in place of those which have through normal functioning ceased to function in a way to maintain bodily health. This is what one may describe as old age in the mortal world, which is a normal process for all, except that it may occur at different times with various individuals, depending upon many factors, which need not be discussed here. When this condition is reached it simply means that the person’s time has come to relinquish his tired and worn out body and enter upon his new life in the spirit world. Again, I repeat that the spirits cannot rejuvenate an organ and restore that organ to a condition of health which it did not originally possess prior to the fatal onset of the disease due to degeneration and decay through normal use in mortal living.
I urge you and the doctor, as well as all interested sincerely and wholeheartedly in helping to save and cure a loved one or oneself, to obey the spiritual laws of soul reality and seek the Father, His Mercy, His Loving Kindness, and, greater than these, His very Essence and Nature in His Divine Love which He seeks to pour out on whomsoever craves it in earnest longing of soul. And this power that was mine, and that of my disciples when I was on earth, may be yours for the sincere asking. Pray again and again for the Father’s Love and At-onement with Him.
Jesus of the Bible
Master of the Celestial Heavens.