I AM HERE. Your grandmother.
I want to tell you tonight of my experience in my new home among the redeemed
spirits who have entered this Kingdom.
I am living in the Second Celestial Sphere, as I told you, and am surrounded by
everything that makes me happy and in unison with the Father. I am also in close
attachment with the Master, although he lives in a much higher sphere in the
Celestial Heavens, and which, he tells me, is close to the Fountainhead of Godís
I have with me a great number of spirits who have received the Great Love of the
Father in great abundance, and who are so good and beautiful that they are as of
the Father. And here I must tell you that all angels in His Kingdom, which is
ruled over by Jesus, are the spirits of mortals who once lived on earth, and not
what the Old Testament refers to as angels. I am informed that there are beings
who never had the experience of living in the flesh. I have never seen any of
these angels, and I donít know where they live; but Jesus says they are a
distinct class of Godís Creation, and are separated from the heavens that he
rules in. I have often wished to see some of these angels, but it does not
appear that they ever come to our Celestial Heavens.
So, when you hear us speak of angels, we mean only those who were mortals, and
who have been redeemed by the Love of the Father, and who are living in the
higher spheres of our own Celestial Heavens.
Of course, I donít know whether these other angels will ever know anything about
our Heavens or not. But, if they ever should, I doubt that they will ever
realize the full meaning of a soul redeemed, because only those who have gone
through the experience of living in the flesh, having had all the sorrows of
mortals and the redemption from their condition of sin and error by the Love of
the Father, can ever fully understand what redemption means.
So, I believe that no angel without this experience can ever enjoy the happiness
that we, who have become inhabitants of Christís Kingdom, enjoy. I may be
mistaken in this, but this is my belief.
All ministering angels are spirits who once inhabited the physical body. Only
such, it seems to me, can have that sympathy and love which fits them to
understand and be able to sympathize with the sufferings of humanity. Why, if
you will think for a moment, you will remember that even Jesus was not fitted to
perform his great mission, and to declare the Love of the Father, until he had
entered into the physical body so that he could understand fully all the
frailties and sufferings and longings of mortals.
At any rate, no angel that comes to mortal to minister is other than the spirit
of one who has passed through these suffering and sins of the mortal.
Well, as I have said, I am surrounded by many of these beautiful redeemed
spirits, and they are all happy beyond conception by you who live on earth.
I am in a state of perfect happiness myself, and want for nothing that is
necessary to make me realize that God is my Father of Love and Mercy. Yet, I
desire the progression that will take me to the higher spheresónot on account of
any discontent on my part, but because I am told that there are homes awaiting
me and my companions in these higher spheres that are so much more beautiful
than those which we now have. And, besides, the Law of Progression is constantly
working here, and never are we permitted to cease our longing for the higher
life and the greater abundance of the Divine Love that our Father promises us
will be ours if we desire and seek for It. But you must never forget that, while
we strive to progress, we are never dissatisfied with what our Father has
provided for us, and what we possess.
My home here is a part of the Celestial Kingdom, and we who live in this sphere
are all immortal in the sense that that word has been explained to you. We are
greater in our attributes and qualities than were the first parents at the time
of their creation. We can never die again, and have passed beyond the ďsecond
death,Ē as it is written. For our Love is now so abundant that we are all
partakers of the Fatherís Divinity to such an extent that It can never be taken
from usóno, not in all eternity.
And, yet, with all this knowledge and consolation that it brings to us, we still
have our love for those living on earth who have not yet acquired this Great
Gift of the Father. And our work in trying to help mortals is a joy to us and
never anything but a labor or love.
I will not tell you how much our interest centers in the work that the Master is
doing for the salvation of mankind at this time, but will only say that his love
for man and his desire for their redemption are greater than they were when he
was on earth. And all his followersóall who are in the Celestial Heavens as well
as those who are in the spirit spheresóare working in unison with him to
accomplish this great work to its fullest extent.
Many mortals are inspired by him and by his spirit followers to assist in this
work, and to make known to mankind the Truths of his teachings and the wonderful
Love of the Father which passeth all understanding.
So, while the dogmas and teachings of many of the churches are not in accord
with the Truth, yet, the teachings of the spiritual Truths of Christís mission,
and of the Gifts of the Father, are now being bestowed upon mankind. And they
are the causes of many a soul being turned to Godís Love and thereby securing
their own salvation.
False beliefs and false doctrines, as taught in most of the churches, do much
harm, retard the soulís progress, and keep many souls from the Light while on
earth as well as in the spirit world. Yet, with all these false teachings are
mingled some Truths of the soulís qualities for progress, and of the Way in
which it may find the entrance of Godís Love into the soul and into His Kingdom.
I know that many men die with these false beliefs and retain them for a more or
less longer time after they become spirits. Yet, the fact that they have the
faith in Godís Love and in Jesusí teachings as a part of their beliefs will help
them to grasp the real Truth, and to progress more rapidly after they have
gotten rid of these false beliefs.
So, while you must pity the followers of most of these orthodox churches because
they are living in the security, as they think, of these false ideas, yet, you
would not be justified in attempting to do anything to abolish these churches in
toto, because there is nothing to supply their places. The Truths which they
teach would be destroyed, and there would be nothing left to serve the soulís
BUT I TELL YOU THAT THE TIME IS COMING WHEN THE CHURCHES WILL TEACH THE REAL
TRUTHS OF GODíS LOVE AND OF JESUSí MISSION, AND THE WAY TO MANíS SALVATION.
THEN, HUMANITY WILL BE HAPPIER, AND THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN WILL EXIST ON EARTH AS
IT DOES IN OUR CELESTIAL HEAVENS. THE TIME IS NOW RIPE FOR THESE CHURCHES TO
RECEIVE THESE TRUTHS, AND MENíS LONGINGS FOR LIGHT AND HAPPINESS WILL DEMAND
THAT THE TRUE GOSPEL BE PREACHED, AND IT WILL BE.
So, my dear son, you see the necessity for providing the means by which these
Truths may be conveyed to mortals. The Bible is losing its hold on manyónot only
the students but the common people as wellóand the Truths which were intended
that that book should contain must be brought to the knowledge and consciousness
of men and women.
For many years, the powers of the spirit world have been making efforts to have
these Truths communicated to men, but with very indifferent success. Now, I
believe that I can see before me, as a vision, that many good men and women will
develop their psychic powers to such an extent that they can be used as mediums
of communication. And they will be so honest and earnest in their work that men
will believe the communications and learn the real Truths that the Master is
striving to teach.
I must stop now, as I have written a long time and you must rest awhile before
you continue to write.
Your loving grandmother,
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About James E. Padgett
Born August 25, 1852, Mr. James Edward Padgett
practiced law in Washington, D.C. Subsequent to his wife's, Helen,
passing in February, 1914, James learned from a psychic that he had
the gift of automatic writing. Based on the promptings of the
psychic and with a desire to reach his dearly departed Helen, he
commenced take messages from the spirits in the spirit world. At
first, James denounced the messages as merely coming from his mind,
driven by a strong desire to reach his departed wife. Eventually,
however, James could not deny the fact that information he was
receiving could not have possibly come from his own mind - for the
content of the messages surpassed his own education and knowledge.
Before his passing in March, 1923, James had accumulated hundreds of
messages from spirits and celestials in the spirit world.