March 6, 1915
Received by James Padgett
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 from their evil natures 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, who 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 of 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 is unworthy, or 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.
Your brother and friend,