August 30, 1915
Received by James Padgett
I am here, John.
I merely want to say tonight that you must soon prepare to take messages which the Master and some other high spirits desire to write. Let your arrangements be such that you can take those messages without any one being disappointed, for when you say that you will receive them and then something comes up to prevent, the spirits feel that you have not interest sufficient, and they are disappointed.
Well, that will be satisfactory and we will make our arrangements to comply with that understanding.
I know, though, that you have been in a condition of love and soul during the past few days and have realized that the Father has been close to you, and you have been happy. So continue to turn your thoughts to the Father and His Love and you will find that there will come to you an increased Love and a great happiness.
I feel that your faith is growing and that the rapport between us all is steadily increasing. I did not intend to write more tonight, as we will all wait until the time that you have named.
Well, I have already told you that that Book (Revelation) was written as a kind of allegory, and that now it is of no practical use, and should not be given much attention. Besides it is not as I wrote it - for many interpretations and additions have been made. At any rate it is of no importance, and men lose much time in trying to solve what they call its mysteries.
Well, Aman is a general term, which means first or highest, and when applied to man it means the first or highest creation. As it is applied in Revelation to Jesus, it means the man who first received the Divine Love of the Father after its rebestowal. I will come to you sometime and explain this matter more fully.
Yes, they (Aman and Amon) came to you and gave you their names, which were the names that they were called by after their creation. They were both created instantaneously and became living souls in a moment, and did not grow from a germ by the slow process of evolution. Their story of the fall is substantially correct as I have learned from them and from the Master.
The names Aman and Amon are correct, and were known thousands of years ago to the early inhabitants of the earth and who descended from them.
The story of their fall was, of course, known to their immediate descendants and became known for some generations after their deaths to their more remote descendants; but after awhile the names became forgotten, but the substance of the story of their fall did not, and there were at one time manuscripts showing the account of the fall, but they disappeared long before the time of any of the present writings, though the story of the fall with various changes and amendments came down the ages, until the writers of the Old Testament incorporated such tradition in the Book of Genesis. Of course, Adam and Eve did not exist, and neither is the story as to their fall true. It is only symbolical in the way of showing that man once occupied an exalted and happy state, and by his own disobedience fell, and with his fall came the condition of evil and sin.
Well, I must not write more tonight. So remembering what you say,
I am your brother in Christ.
John - Apostle of Jesus