49. Jesus

The War Of Armageddon Is Now Taking Place Within The Soul

.     I am here, Jesus;
    I was with you tonight and heard the address of the preacher as to the cause of the great war that is now raging in Europe.
    I will not come as the Prince Michael, as the preacher said, to establish my kingdom on earth and take into me those whose names are written in the book of life and destroy those whose names are not therein written, for I have already come and am now in the world working to turn people's hearts to God, and to teach them the way by which they may become at one with the Father and receive into their souls the divine love.
In no other way will I ever come to men on earth, for they will not need me as a visible king with the powers and armies of the spirit world in visible form to subdue the evil that exists. There will arise no satan to fight against me or my followers, for besides the fact that I am already in the world fighting for the salvation of humanity, there is no satan.
    The only devils or evil spirits who are trying to influence men to evil thoughts and actions are the spirits of men which still retain all their errors and wickedness, and the evil that exists in the hearts of people themselves.
    How pitiable it is that the preacher and his followers believe that the spirits of people who have died the natural death are also dead and resting in the grave, or in oblivion, waiting for the great day of my appearance on earth, as they say, in order to come again into life and be called by me into my kingdom. How much they lose by such beliefs, and how great and surprising will be their awakening when they pass through the change called death.
    There will be no battle of Armageddon, except only as each person, or the soul of each person, is now fighting the battle between sin and righteousness. This is the only battle that will ever be fought between the Prince of Peace and satan. Each soul must fight its own battle, and in that fight the powers of God by His instruments which never cease to work, will be used to help that soul overcome the great enemy, sin, which is of man's creation.
    These teachings of the preacher do great harm to mankind in that they cause the individual person to believe that I, as the Prince of Peace, will come in mighty power and in one fell swoop destroy evil and all who personify it and thereby do the work each individual must do.
    I know that it will be very difficult to persuade the people of this sect that what they teach and what they conclude the Bible teaches is not true; but I hope that when my truths are brought to light and people have the opportunity to learn the truth, that many of them will halt in the security of their beliefs and attempt to understand these truths, as they must understand them, either in the mortal life or in the spirit world, in order to enter the kingdom of God.
Peace will come, but not as the result of any battle of Armageddon, or any other battle based upon false principles applied to these prophecies. As I have said, this battle is going on all the time and is an individual fight between the soul and the creatures of a person's disobedience.
    So do not waste your time in reading or listening to these unreal and foundationless teachings of people who think they have discovered the intentions of God with reference to the destiny of nations.
    I am with you, as I told you, trying to help you and to show you the way to that new birth, which is yours and all others who will follow my instructions. I love you as a younger brother and will continue to bless you with my influence and prayers. So doubt not and pray to the Father and you will find the truth in greater fullness and receive corresponding happiness. 
    Your brother and friend, Jesus