What Does the Divine Love Do?

WHAT DOES THE DIVINE LOVE DO?
 
 
Matthew, the disciple, explains that Divinity cannot be experienced without the Father's Divine Love filling the soul:  "The soul is an image of the Great Soul of the Father, and partakes of features like this Great Soul, except that it does not necessarily have in it the Divine Love which makes the soul of a mortal or spirit a partaker of Divinity. The soul may exist in man and spirit in all receptive qualities and yet never have the Divine Essence to fill it, which is necessary in order to make man or spirit a new creature, that is the subject of the New Birth." (Vol. I, True Gospel Revealed Anew by Jesus, p. 122)  
 
And Jesus writes:   "THIS LOVE OF THE FATHER'S OWN SELF IS OF A NEVER CHANGING NATURE, AND IN ALL PLACES AND UNDER ALL CONDITIONS IS WORKING OUT THE SAME RESULTS AND CONVERTING THE SOULS OF MEN ON EARTH AS WELL AS OF SPIRITS IN THE SPIRIT WORLD, INTO NOT ONLY THE IMAGE BUT THE SUBSTANCE OF THE DIVINE NATURE." (Vol. 1, pp. 132-133)

"Then understanding what this Love is, and that man must seek for it, and what its effect upon the soul of man is, it becomes very important that man should make the obtaining of it, the one great object of his aspirations and desires. For when he possesses it to a degree that makes him at one with the Father, he ceases to be a mere man, and becomes of a nature of soul existence that makes him Divine, with many qualities of the Father, the chief of which is, of course, Love; and also causes him to absolutely realize the fact of his immortality." (Vol. I, p. 131)

"WHEN MAN TAKES ON THE DIVINE NATURE AND BECOMES ABSORBED IN THE ESSENCE OF THE FATHER, HE THEN BECOMES LIKE THE FATHER, AND WHATEVER HIS IMAGE TO THE FATHER MAY HAVE BEEN WHEN HE WAS MERE MAN, NOW HE BECOMES THE REAL SUBSTANCE, AND LIMITATIONS OF POSSIBILITIES BECOME REMOVED, LOVE SEES NO ENDING AND INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT, NO BOUNDARIES, HAPPINESS NO LIMITATIONS, AND IMMORTALITY BECOMES A THING OF KNOWLEDGE, AND THE SOUL A NEW CREATURE, HAVING THE DIVINE ESSENCE OF THE FATHER; AND UNTIL THIS NEW CREATION HAS TAKEN PLACE, AND THE TRANSFORMATION BECOMES A THING OF REALITY, AND THE SOUL BE MADE AT-ONE WITH THE FATHER, MAN CANNOT ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. THEN, NO LONGER MAN BUT NOW AN ANGEL. (Vol. I, p.101)

"THE FATHER IS ALL GOODNESS AND LOVE AND TRUTH, AND FORGIVENESS, AND KINDNESS, AND THESE QUALITIES THE SOULS OF MEN BECOME POSSESSED OF, WHEN THEY RECEIVE AND POSSESS THE DIVINE LOVE." (Vol. I, p. 133)

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