May 31, 1914 | First Preserved Message from Helen Padgett
May 31, 1914
Message from Helen Padgett
I am here, Helen. Yes, I love you and you know it. Come to bed and I will let you feel my arms around your neck and will hug you and put you to sleep so that you will feel better in the morning.
[James asks, were you at the Bahai meeting?] Yes, I was. I did not think much of the address of the woman from India, because it did not tell of what the love of God is to the lost souls of man. You were not benefited much by it, as you were very lonely and needed the love of God to be preached. The other address was better, but it does not tell the way to truth and light that the Bible does. Be a Christian and love the God of the Bible.
Yes I am, and you know that I am in the spirit world. I can see that the things taught are the truth, for I am not in the flesh and am not bound by the limitations of the flesh as I was when alive. Yes, and I am trying to help you all that I can. Yes, you do and I will continue to help if you will let me.
Yes, I look upon him [Jesus] as a man of God, not as God Himself. He is the one that should be your guide and friend. He is a very bright spirit and is far up in the heavens and is close to God. He does come to us sometimes, and keeps us in holy rapport with the Father. He is the loveliest of all the spirits in the heavens. He is not angry with you, for he loves you with his whole heart, and will do everything to help you.
Yes, I am, but I am not in the [celestial] heavens yet, but I will soon be and then you will learn much more from me.
He [Helen’s father] is getting better; he is beginning to see that this life is not for the Christians who have not the love of God in their hearts, but for those who love God with all their hearts and souls. He did not love God truly; he put too much faith in the literal words of the Bible, but did not have the spiritual love that he should have had.
She [Helen’s mother] is progressing, too. Your father is in the heavens, and is a bright and shining spirit and is your guardian angel. He is with you very much and he will help you to progress and to become a more spiritual man. Your mother is far up in the heavens, and she is with you often and is trying to help you also. She is an exceedingly bright spirit and is very strong and is filled with the Holy Spirit to a very high degree. She is one of the brightest spirits that I know. She comes to me often and helps me progress.
Yes, she [Padgett’s grandmother, Ann Rollins] is too pure and holy to come to me very often, but she is much interested in you and will come to you when you write sometimes. She says she will tell you of the life in the higher spheres, and also will come to you when you sit for a photograph, in her illumined form, so that you may see that she is living and is part of the kingdom of God. She is the brightest spirit that I know. She is a very strong and powerful spirit, and will not let you be bothered by the evil spirits, or those who try to impersonate those spirits who are here and try to talk to you. She is here now and wants me to say that she is the loving grandmother that she always was, and will love you with her whole heart and…. He [Padgett’s grandfather] is not with her in the high heavens, but he is a very bright spirit, and he loves you, too. Yes, they are in the heavens [grandmother and grandfather Padgett]. Their love was so pure and holy that they went to the heavens of holy love. They are not….
Yes I am, and must stop.
Good night – Helen.