Saturday, June 25, 2016

My Journey

[Excerpt by Ron Shoemaker in God's Divine Love is the Solution]

Nature and the outdoors have always been one of my interests. There is something special in nature. As a youngster I was impressed with the way the various parts of nature worked together to create what I saw as beauty and harmony. Beyond nature, I could see a Creator at work, meticulous in His efforts.

In the 1950’s, my father came across the second volume of the Messages from Jesus and Celestials received through James E. Padgett and published by Dr. Leslie R. Stone. We both became very engrossed with what the messages proclaimed. And so, as the messages challenged Mr. Padgett to try the experiment and pray for the Divine Love, we did; thus, began our spiritual journey which continues to this day. We realize the Divine Love will come into our souls and find lodgment to the degree we allow it to enter...

As I continued to read the messages from a variety of writers, the messages from John seemed to have special meaning for me. There was the constant referral to the Divine Love as opposed to something called the natural love. The messages kept insisting the love we humans have at birth is distinctly different from the love that God has. The Great Soul’s Divine Love was unique and functioned within a totally separate paradigm. In terms of man’s soul and its natural love, the messages kept pointing out that man was created in the image of God’s Soul and Its....

Sunday, May 15, 2016

My Testimony

[Excerpt by Elizabeth Morana in God's Divine Love is the Solution]

I believe that the first time I felt the Divine Love was one night in the spring of 1993. I didn’t know the term “Divine Love” and had not yet heard of the Padgett messages. But I did believe at the time that it was God’s Love that I was experiencing.

It was about seven years later that I began to read the Padgett messages, and even then, I was not sure that it had been “Divine Love” that I’d experienced that night. It took several years of prayer before I felt sure that it was.
I sense now that it was coming to me for a purpose, as a ‘gift,’ to show me what is possible, what is actually there for the receiving—that it’s not just ‘pie in the sky’ or wishful thinking, or distortion of the mind. I carried this ‘gift’ in my heart for another seven years until I found the Padgett messages in January 2000—at the beginning of the next Millennium. And I began to learn that this ‘gift’ was not something that might happen once in a great while, it was evidence of a great Love that we can seek every moment, and which can transform our souls completely.

Here’s what happened: I was sitting in my living room in upper Manhattan (New York City); it was about 11:00 p.m., and I was listening to my husband play a beautiful piece on the little piano across the room. As I listened, I was filled with the beauty coming through the music, and also with a
yearning of some sort.

I turned and looked out into the dark through our large picture window overlooking Inwood Park. The feeling within me, a reaching out to God, strengthened. I stayed with the yearning. I noticed a light outside the window, in the sky. It was kind of a filmy light and I told myself it was probably an optical illusion. Yet something else in me felt more and more strongly about wanting something, and as I did, the light became brighter and larger.

Even though part of me was ‘explaining’ it to myself as just the result of a visual distortion, I still continued to welcome both the yearning and the light. I kept yearning more for a sense of God’s....

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Freedom, Healing, and Peace, Oh My!

[Excerpt by Bill Frase in God's Divine Love is the Solution]

Wounded people wound people. This is one of the lessons I’ve learned on my journey toward union with God. Thankfully that is not the end of the story, because if it were, there would be no hope of escaping the prisons within prisons that we have built for ourselves generation after generation. We have all experienced and witnessed injuries inflicted upon people from the violence raging within hurting human hearts. It does not have to be this way. There is a way to end the cycle of violence within us that is acted out between us. We can stop contributing to the violence in this world. We can become powerful instruments of freedom, healing, and peace.

For thousands of years, spiritual teachers and philosophers have worked to awaken human beings to the truth of their circumstances and the ways of personal and social transformation. Despite the efforts of these courageous souls, most people still do not know how to receive healing and experience true and lasting peace and freedom. This is my account of my discovery and an attempt to advance the work of those who made my discovery possible in the first place.

I have been on a quest for the truth my entire life. I always wanted to know what made the universe tick. Along the way I felt that I had discovered some really important and useful information. In my early twenties, I started having pains in my chest. Somehow I knew that these disturbing sensations were associated with some unresolved emotional wounds I had received and inflicted over the course of my life. People had wounded me, and I had allowed those wounds to justify my wounding of others. I assumed that I would just have to deal with these injuries and their consequences for the rest of my life.

After a while, all the pain I experienced was becoming unbearable. I could not imagine suffering like this for the rest of my life. Suicide was not an option, because I had recently read a channeled book that made a very convincing argument against ending one’s own life. I knew of no way to end my suffering since suicide was off the table. One day it occurred to me that Jesus had taught things that were not in the Bible that might help me. I searched the Internet and came across a website for an organization that published several books of automatic writings by a person named James Padgett. The writings were signed by many different people throughout history. Many of the messages claimed to be written by....

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Finding the Narrow Road

[Excerpt by Marga McCrady in God's Divine Love is the Solution]

My path to finding the narrow road, which is the path that leads to the Divine Love of God, was not easy or quick. It has taken years with many twists and turns. I might have found it sooner, if I was not so stubborn and hard-headed while letting life’s setbacks and disappointments stop me from staying closer to God. Yet, looking back, I can see that each of the several churches provided me seeds of wisdom or “pieces of a puzzle” that helped me finally see the big picture.

I grew up in church, giving my heart to Jesus at a very early age in the Church of God in Christ. However, by my senior year of high school, I left that denomination and joined a Baptist church for their youth choir, where I stayed for several years until one of my co-workers and his wife came to visit my church one Sunday. After which they said that I was not being taught the complete word of God there. They suggested I check out a new non-denominational church that was close to my home in Inglewood, California. At this church, I would learn about faith, standing on the Word of God, and also about the new movement of the Holy Spirit and its gifts of operation. These concepts were so new and inspiring to me, I was convinced that God had sent them to help me come up higher....

Some years later, a close family friend invited me to attend a Four-Square church where we literally saw the Bible come alive. God seemed to be ushering yet another new era as something had shifted. Even this new church’s pastor had mediumistic abilities and received divine messages while he was preaching. He had even prophesized about many changes that God was going to be making in the churches. Despite all this, the Lord let me know that He was not always in the spiritual activities nor was he pleased with what was going on at this church.

While still there, in the spring of 1997, I discovered the book True Gospel Revealed Anew By Jesus received by James E. Padgett at the public library. As I read Volume I, it resonated in my soul on one level, while turning my world upside down on another. Again, I cried out to God for confirmation. He did not disappoint. He sent confirmation after confirmation to validate this book. So I even called the publishers, FCNB, and sent off for any additional volumes. The truths in these books help me understand that the experience of receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is in reality one being “Born Again of water and the Spirit” as Jesus had spoken to Nicodemus about in John 3:1-10. And while the numerous spiritual experiences that had occurred to me – and so many others – had felt so real that we believed we had possessed this gift and were baptized in the Holy Spirit. Yet, it was not so. How? In actuality the truth was....

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

My Seventy Year Search for God’s Love

[Excerpt by Joseph Babinsky in God's Divine Love is the Solution]

My search for answers renewed an interest in writing that first began in the late 1950s. What began as a process of journaling thoughts and aspirations and dreams eventually grew into a passion, eventually taking shape in the form of authoring self-published books.

And then it happened … I was ready. One day in the spring of 2006 while gathering background material for a new book and researching historical references on a particular subject, I chose to do a portion of this research on the Internet. I typed the subject into a search engine and multiple pages of suggestions popped on the screen of my computer. I began reading various references, taking notes as I went along. Well, after a long time of doing this, following one reference after another on the Internet, I came upon a website where the spiritualistic writings of James Padgett and others are archived. Although I found additional historical references for the subject that I was researching, the source of this information was very unusual and completely unexpected. The information I read was claimed to come directly from eyewitness accounts; namely, individuals that died hundreds of years ago were said to be communicating to a person alive on earth in the early 20th century! This is how I first came in contact with James Padgett and the spirit communications that he recorded in 1914 through 1920 from Jesus and other Celestial Spirits on the subject of the Great Love of God (Divine Love).

My search for God’s Love abruptly ended near the date of my 71st Birthday! The celebration began and the party now continues every day! What does this mean? This means that I am now enjoying the gift of the Divine Love in ways that I did not understand or enjoy until I received the knowledge (revelation) of the existence of the Divine Love through reading the Padgett messages. There is a short excerpt I wish to quote....

Monday, December 28, 2015

My Revelation

[Excerpt by Tim Foley in God's Divine Love is the Solution]

That evening radio station KJLH, Los Angeles (“that’s kindness, joy, love, and happiness!”) was airing one of my favorite programs, “Immortals of Jazz.” I turned on the radio and stretched out on the bed with hands over my solar plexus when it happened:

With only the listening of the music on my mind, an indescribable ‘feeling’ came over me, over my entire mind and body. The physicality of the room seemed to vanish, so filled with a brilliant, yet comforting Light it was. The awareness of my physical body was gone as well, except for my hands, which seemed doubled in size yet weightless, and for a smile like no other that just came upon me.

Aside from the amazement about my hands, the physical ‘paralysis’, the smile, and the wondrous observance of the light-infused room, the thought hit me: “This is It. This is from Above, not from me. There is a Heavenly Being causing this to happen! It is powerful, beneficent, loving. I’ve got to tell everyone about this!”

The next day was filled with the memory of the astonishing perceptual experience and more importantly the knowing at long last that God or some Supreme Being exists. But why did it happen, and so unexpectedly? My mind raced on, until I thought to pick up the Revelation book to see if something there might offer an explanation. I turned to the excerpt that began with “I am here, Jesus” and eagerly re-read the words that followed. This was it! This was the truth, and this must have been what triggered the experience of the night before. I wrote a letter to the publisher, Foundation Church of the New Birth, requesting the book from which the excerpts were taken.

In August 1974, my parents sent me money for a train ticket, and I left Long Beach for San Francisco. I lived there, sleeping in the breakfast room, working in a print shop by day, and spending the evenings reading Vol. II of True Gospel Revealed Anew By Jesus. I fondly remember carefully reading each page, marveling at the truth-filled passages. I knew beyond any doubt what I was privileged to read was the Truth and that....

Sunday, December 13, 2015

My Testimony

[Excerpt by Rev. David R. Kenney in God's Divine Love is the Solution]

I was educated in Catholic schools for my first nine years with Catechism first thing every day. So much of my thinking in my early years was about God and our relationship with God. Some of the concepts that struck me the most were: “that we are Created in the image and likeness of God;” that “God is Love;” and our purpose was “to know, love and serve God in this life and the next.” It is not my experience that the answers to these questions may be found with the reasoning faculties of the mind, but with the qualities of the soul’s perceptions and a burning desire for the Truth. The actual knowledge (knowingness) may be obtained in the soul.

In 1956, I was wondering and daydreaming as I often did about these things. I really did not “know” if it was all true. I was in a large field by myself. I screamed at the sky, “I don’t know if you really are there, but I want to know!” I went into some kind of an “altered state of consciousness.” I was aware of soft gentle voices giving me information and establishing well within my consciousness that God existed, and that God was the Creator....

In 1976, I went to a church service after many years of profound ups and downs, which produced considerable existential crises, or what some call “The Dark Night of the Soul.” At the end of the service, about 70 people held hands in a circle and prayed “The Prayer Perfect.” As I listened, the words inspired my soul. The power of the Holy Spirit was so palpable that I wept. I felt as if I had “come home.”

I continued studying the Truths in True Gospel Revealed Anew By Jesus after prayer for the Divine Love that opens the soul’s perceptions. This method was strongly advised by my mentors, as it places the soul and its perceptions in ascendancy over the reasoning attributes of the mind. Also, much meditation and contemplation on the Truths contained in the Messages from Jesus and Celestials. I have continued this process even to this day.