I AM HERE. Jesus.
I was with you tonight and heard the speaker’s discourse on: “The
Drama of St. Paul.”
Well, it was very interesting and, in some places, impressive; and
it should produce a great effect upon the hearers. Many things that
the speaker recited were true and occurred substantially as he
related them, but some were not matters of actual occurrence. Paul
never had all the experiences that he spoke of, but these were of
minor importance and did not affect the truth of the narrative as a
Of course, the whole discourse was taken from the Bible; and, as I
have told you before, there are many things in the Bible which are
not true. His description of Paul’s experience on the way to
Damascus is partly true and partly not.
(Can you tell me what actually occurred?)
Well, I spoke to him. And when he was felled to the ground by the
brightness of the great light that shone about him, Paul heard what
I said and answered me. He went into the town, but he was not blind
nor did the prophet Ananias do anything to him in the way of curing
any physical blindness. He only helped to open the spiritual
blindness of Paul, and to show him the Way to the Father’s Love and
Paul, as you know, was a very learned man among the Jews, and was a
strict believer and follower of the Pharisees’ doctrines. But, as to
knowing anything about the Divine Love, he had never experienced It,
nor did he even know what It was intellectually.
My summons to him was not only for the purpose of stopping the
persecution of my people but also for the further purpose of
enlisting him in my cause, as not many of my followers were educated
or learned men. And I realized that my doctrines and Truths must be
preached among not only the learned Jews but also among the Gentile
philosophers. And as the first requisite in such cases is to hold
and, in a way, convince the intellect, I saw that I must have a
disciple who would have the mental qualifications to present my
Truths to these learned men in a convincing way, and who would be
able to withstand the logic and reasoning of these Gentile
John was filled with Love. And wherever he could come in close
communion with the common people, by the great power and influence
of that Love, he could persuade these people to embrace and receive
my Truths, and, as a consequence, feel the inflowing of the Holy
But Paul had not this Love to that degree as to be enabled, by
virtue of Its power or influence, to convince and compel his hearers
to receive my Truths, and to embrace that faith in my teachings as
would cause them to seek the Love of the Father. Hence, his mission
was the more intended to be the teaching of my Truths to the
intellect and mental perceptions of a large number of persons of
greater intellectual development than those with whom John and the
other disciples would come in contact.
Of course, Paul acquired this Love to a very large degree, but not
sufficiently in his early ministry to prevent him from doubting my
calling him to do this work at times. And, as he has told you, this
doubt was the “besetting sin” or “thorn in the flesh” from which he
suffered. Had he had the fulness of the Love that John and some of
the others had, he would never have had the doubts of which he
But, nevertheless, he became a wonderful power in spreading my
Truths, in convincing men that the Love of the Father was the one
great possession to be obtained, and in causing them to believe in
me as the son of the Father and His messenger to declare the great
Plan of man’s salvation to the world.
Paul finally became a man filled with this Love, as far as his
nature was capable of receiving It, and wonderful exhortations to
his hearers to seek for It will be found in his gospel. But he was
not the disciple of Love, but, rather, of the intellectual parts of
my Truths. And, when he taught, his teachings were intended to
appeal more to the mental perceptions than to the soul perceptions.
He never taught that I was God, nor did he believe that I was. And
whenever it is set forth that what he did say, or what the Bible
says, is to be interpreted to mean that I am God, that
interpretation is erroneous.
I will not write more on Paul tonight, but will
tell you of some things of more importance to mankind.
I AM NOW WORKING AS I DID ON
EARTH, THOUGH IN A LITTLE DIFFERENT WAY, TO SHOW MEN THE WAY TO
GOD’S LOVE AND ETERNAL LIFE, AND TO ASSURE THEM THAT THE GREAT
DIVINE LOVE OF THE FATHER IS WAITING FOR THEM TO HAVE IT FLOW INTO
THEIR SOULS AND MAKE THEM AT-ONE WITH HIM.
MEN ARE NOW IN A CONDITION THAT CAUSES THEM TO LONG FOR THIS GREAT
LOVE, AND THE PEACE AND HAPPINESS WHICH IT BRINGS, WITHOUT REALLY
KNOWING WHAT IT IS THAT THEY DESIRE. AND WHEN MY TRUTHS ARE PLACED
BEFORE THEM, AND THEY ARE TOLD OF THE WONDERFUL BLESSINGS THAT MAY
BE THEIRS BY MERELY SEEKING FOR IT IN EARNEST AND HONEST PRAYER,
THEY WILL TURN THEIR THOUGHTS AND LONGINGS TO GOD AND HIS LOVE, AND
THEY WILL FIND THE HAPPINESS AND PEACE WHICH THEY SO MUCH REALIZE
THE WANT OF.
I have many things to write to you, and I hope that we may soon have
the rapport that will enable me to do so.
(Yes, so do I. And I only hope you realize how much I too desire
to establish the best rapport possible for your messages.)
Well, I see how you feel, and I am so glad that you do. And I must
tell you that the Father’s Love is working in your soul, and will
result in your becoming my true and earnest disciple. I will be with
you in all my power and influence so that nothing will prevent the
doing of the great work which I have selected you to do. You must
pray to the Father for His Love, and for faith, and they will come
to you. For the Father desires to answer and grant such prayers.
And, besides, as I pray to Him and all my followers pray, we will
ask the Father to give you this Great Love and faith and power to do
the work, and to sustain you through all the years that may be yours
on earth; for the work must be done.
You have written long tonight and I think it best that I stop. But,
before doing so, let me say again that you are the special object of
my care and love. I will be with you in all your worries and
conflicts, and will help you to overcome them all and to get in that
position that will give you the freedom that is so desirous.
With all my love and blessings, and the Love and Blessings of the
Father, I will say good night.
Your brother and friend,