October 27 – Mysteries
There is only one road that leads to the solving of mysteries, the road of obedience and Love.
But in perfect Love there is no curiosity, only a certainty that when the time has come all will be clear, and that until that time there is no desire to know anything that the Beloved has not chosen to reveal.
Does it matter if no mystery is made plain down here? If you have Me, then in Me you have all. Continue ye in My Love.
October 26 – Love Is Duty-Free
How human, how earthbound are the thoughts man has of God. He judges of Me and My Father by his own frail impulses and feelings.
There is in Divine Love no compulsion of duty from the loved one to the Lover.
Love draws, certainly, and then love longs to serve and to express one’s love.
But no question of duty in return for Love.
October 25 – Fullness Of Joy
There is a Joy of My Kingdom that My followers may know, and that no shadow of the world’s pessimism can endanger. It resists all cramping of outward, soulless convention.
Too often My followers fail to see how full of Joy I could be. They see Me, the JESUS who beheld the city and wept over it, Who was so touched by the suffering all round Me, and they fail to realize how filled with Joy I could be at the response to My Call.
No shadow of the Cross could darken that Joy. I was as a bridegroom among the friends he had chosen to share his wedding joys.
As such I refused to consider the implied reproof of the Pharisees. We were a band filled with desire to save the world, we were full of hope and enthusiasm. Our Spirits could not be compressed into the outworn bottles of mere pharisaic convention. Ponder this and recognize your Master Who bids you Love and Laugh.
October 24 – A Special Message
Peace has, for every true disciple, a special meaning and message. It is endeared to him by association. It was the parting gift of his Lord to His followers, bequeathed through them to followers of each succeeding generation. It is not the peace of indifference, of sloth; that is mere acquiescence.
No, the Peace I left to My own is vital and strong. It can exist only in the heart of one who lives with Me. It derives from Me that Eternal Life which is Mine, and which makes the Gift ever full of an imperishable beauty, and instinct with Life indeed.
October 23 – Passing Understanding
The Peace of God that passeth all understanding.
That Peace that both fills and encircles the soul that trusts in Me. It is born of a long faith-experience that is permeated through and through with the consciousness of the never-failing Love of a Father.
A Father Who supplies and protects, not alone because of His obligations of Fatherhood, but because of a longing, intense, enduring Love, that delights to protect and supply, and that cannot be denied.
October 22 – The Peace Of God
The Peace of God lies deeper than all knowledge of earth’s wisest. In that quiet realm of the Spirit, where dwell all who are controlled by My Spirit, there can all secrets be revealed, all Hidden-Kingdom-Truths be shown and learned.
Live there, and Truth deeper than all knowledge shall be revealed to you.
Their lines are gone out into all the earth — so travels the influence, ever-widening, of those who live near to Me.
Take time to be with Me. Take time in prayer to draw others to Me.
Count all things but loss, so that you may have Me.
October 21 – Absorb Good
The only way to eradicate evil is to absorb good. This is My story of the seven other spirits.
This story was to illustrate the vast difference between the Mosaic Law and My Law. The Pharisees and the Elder Brother were the observers of the Mosaic Law.
You have proved this in your own life. To pray that you may resist temptation and conquer evil is in itself but useless.
Evil cannot live in My Presence. Live with Me. Absorb My Life, and evil will remain without.
October 20 – Force
My Kingdom must be won by force, that is, by effort. How can you reconcile this with My free gift of Salvation?
My gift is free truly, and is not the reward of any merit on the part of Man. But just as God and mammon cannot both be given the overlordship in any one life, so My Kingdom, where I rule as King, cannot be inhabited by one in whom self reigns.
Therefore the violence is that of discipline and self-conquest, together with the intensity of longing for My Kingdom and tireless effort to know and do My Will.
October 19 – The Royal Giver
You tell Me that your hearts are full of gratitude. I do not want from you gratitude as much as the joy of friendship. Realize that I love to give.
As the Scriptures say, “It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.” I love to give. The Divine Nature is the Nature of a Royal Giver.
Have you ever thought of My Delight when you are ready to receive? When you long to hear My Words and to receive My Blessings?
October 18 – Grace That Transfigures
My Grace is sufficient for you, all-satisfying.
Meditate upon this GRACE. Study what the Scriptures say of it. Learn to value it. Crave it as a gift from Me.
It can be the charm that transfigures all that without it might be sordid or dreary or monotonous. It is the leaven to the dough, the oil to the machine.
It is a priceless gift. Wait with bowed head and heart at that blessing, “The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.”