Message 22

The Power Of Divine Love To Redeem Men From Sin And Error

    I am here, Jesus;     
    I want to write tonight on the power of divine love to redeem men from sin and error.
    My Father's love is, as I have written, the only thing in all this universe that can save men and make them at-One with Him. This divine love I have already explained, and when mankind will read my messages and try to understand the meaning of this love, it will soon become more at peace with itself and with God. This divine love is the one great power that moves the universe, and without it there would not be that wonderful harmony that exists in the celestial heavens of the spirit world, nor would so much happiness exist among the angels who inhabit these spheres. 
    This divine love is also the influence which makes men on earth think and do that which makes for peace and good will among men. It is not possessed by all men, in fact, by comparatively few, yet its influence is felt over nearly the whole earth. Even those who have never heard of my teachings or of my Father enjoy the benefit of its influence in some kind of belief or faith in an overshadowing spirit of great power and watchfulness. I know that this is true, for I have visited all parts of the earth and have looked into men's hearts and found in them some elements of belief which evidenced that this great love was influencing these unenlightened people. So notwithstanding the fact that my gospel is not preached to every creature as I commanded when on earth, yet this love of the Father is everywhere and all-pervading. Still it is not received in all that fullness that enables those who feel its influence to realize that God is their Father and they are His children and may become members of His household in the celestial spheres. 
    No man can receive this love unless he has faith in the Father's willingness to bestow it upon him, and truly and with earnestness prays for it. 
    Every man has in him the natural love which will give him great happiness in eternity as a mere spirit and an inhabitant of the spheres lower than the celestial, even though he refuses to seek for the divine love that will make him a divine angel in the celestial heavens.
    Only this divine love can change the natural man into a man having the divine nature in love that the Father has. I do not mean that man, even though he be filled with this love to the highest degrees, will ever become a god and equal to the Father in any of His powers or attributes. This cannot be. But this love will make him like the Father in love and happiness and harmony. 
    This love has no counterpart in all creation and comes from the Father alone. It changes not nor is ever bestowed on anyone who refuses to seek for it in the only way provided by the Father. 
    My experience in these celestial heavens is that this love has the power to change the most hardened sinner into a true child of God if only through faith and prayer such sinner will seek for it. Let this love take possession of a man or spirit and its power to purify and change the heart of that man or spirit never fails. 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 everyone 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 anything 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 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 into his soul the divine love 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. This 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. 
    Let us stop now. 
    Your own true brother in spirit, Jesus