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Jesus and The Zodiac Messages
Winifred MoyesWooden CrossZodiac Christ Messenger
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"COMFORT"

An address given by the Christ messenger Zodiac through the deep trance mediumship of Miss Winifred Moyes,
at the Zodiac Circle, 15 Nightingale Square, London, SW12, on Saturday, 24th July, 1926.


"O God our Father, be with us in Thy Love. Send down the power and grant that each one may be able to draw it unto themselves, for Thou art not only their God but their Beloved.

"O Christ, teach us and lead us; show us the way into the greater Light, into the revelation of things not as they are on the physical plane, but in these conditions which remain for ever...

"O God, we understand so little, and Thou art All-Wisdom, All-Power, yet because we are Thy children, so it is Thy will that we should take of that which Thou handest out so graciously and so generously to all. Teach us how to take, teach us how to so imbibe that which Thou hast given to us, that we - being inspired by the Holy Spirit - may pass on to others that greater wisdom, that greater love...

"O Father, be with us in that personal way which each one can understand; give us the consciousness of Thy tender Love, of Thy sweet companionship, aye, and of all those dear loved ones that Thou hast permitted to encircle our lives. Grant that we may not only take this gift, but that we may understand the reason for it - the enlargement of our Spirit-consciousness, the release of the Divine within, when as sons and daughters of the Most High we enter into our privilege and sorrow is no more.

"Christ, we thank Thee with grateful hearts and we ask Thee to be very close tonight, close to each one, and as they go their separate ways that they may take the remembrance of Thy sweet Presence with them... Father, we thank Thee. Amen...

"...My children, tonight we meet together by God's will, and if there is one here who would pause and think as to the purpose and the plan, then to that one I would say the future shall reveal; for, my little ones, we work not for today. Today has been produced by the past - that long, long past - when the seed was sown and when the spirit within, free from restrictions, culled from the Most High that 'sight' which is Spirit through and through, and when the spirit within looked forward over the long corridor of the future and saw what lay beyond...

"Oh, my children, the experiences which come your way, the sorrows which have torn your heart, these were thought out by you in that far yesterday which is hidden from you for a space. In that far yesterday, so that which is Divine within chose its own experiences, chose those sorrows, chose those same tasks, and the spirit rejoices in its burdens, rejoices that it was sufficiently free to take that which represents - in miniature - the burdens of your Father God...

"Sometimes, to those who deal with surface things, it seems that the Lord God of all - Power personified - that He stands aloof and watches His many creations struggling in the throes of experience, bound by their ignorance, fettered by the misunderstandings of the past; that God is free from it all, that God is centred in that happiness, that harmony, that beauty which lies for His children only in the far tomorrow... But not so, not so.

"Oh, my little ones, can you not see that the Creator - your Father and Mother God, would fail the very Name if that freedom from trouble, that freedom from grief was His portion? Nay, think you like this: That the One who loves you best suffers, aye, in a proportion unthinkable by you, and why? Because, as I have told you before, there is not one pang of any of His myriad creations in which God is not vitally concerned.

"The children of the earth - because they are children - they take up this little bundle and that, and because they are children so the weight seems over heavy, and so the hill seems over steep. But, my little ones, think of this as things are: Your troubles, your trials, they are as the crumbs of the earth compared to that whole wide Bread of Life which God carries. And I use that simile because, when you are free, your troubles will be seen as they are - as sustenance to the spirit within, without which that which was your real self, that which is the self which lasts for ever, indeed would have been weak unto death.

"Yea, that Bread of Life which the Father holds for all, yet remembering that His children are but young in experience, so He scatters just a few crumbs on their path. And the children, blind to realities, unconscious of the purpose and the plan, they take up those crumbs and the weight of them seems sometimes to crush them to the earth itself...

"And then, my children, because we meet together in love - in that love which is strong and real and lasting in the Spirit - so tonight, obeying the Master's behest, I speak to you in regard to that which you call: 'Comfort'.

"And I want you to bear with me while I explain something of the wonderful meaning, something of the wonderful truth wrapped up in that little word Comfort.

"To those who study the Holy Record, it is apparent that the word occurs often and in many ways. Right back from the beginning of that narrative by the hand of man, passed on from the memories of others, so because man turned from his God, turned from Light to twilight and then to darkness itself - so that word Comfort was drawn in like a flash of gold eradiating the twilight of experience...

"Yes, my children, the word Comfort, in itself, brings a sense of peace, a sense of stillness, aye, and a glorious hope. And so this evening, because love holds us together - I speak to those hidden from your physical eyes and hidden from that sight which has been bestowed through the Spirit. I speak to those beyond your ken, and I call them, in the Name of God, to gather in and listen, for it is the Father's will that consolation should be given to them tonight...

"My children, so familiar it rings in your ears: 'Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted', but I would take you from that to what stands a little higher in the scale of things: 'Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy'. And while, in the earthly sense, mercy draws us back to that word justice, and justice to punishment, yet, understanding something of the Father's Mind, we so gladly leave those colder stages, those weaker stages, and we pass on to that which lasts for ever...

"Mercy - ah, my little ones, in the world today mercy is shown sometimes to those who have failed their better selves; again and again the cry goes up: 'Have mercy, have mercy, for they know not what they do'. But, my children, we would think rather of mercy in its finer, purer, rarer sense - and as we see it, free from physical restrictions, mercy in its true sense stands as Comfort.

"Oh, think you to yourselves like this: One crossing your path is hard beset - aye, perhaps some folly had brought that condition to pass - but you, as children of your Father God, you spurn him not but rather compassion seizes your mind, and you try to mitigate that which has been brought about... Compassion, mercy, aye, but is that all? Is that all that Christ taught? Nay, rather that next stage, Comfort. Cannot you see how one thing leads to another? First, justice; then the Spirit directing mercy; and then Christ, reflecting by His example, infinite compassion and the comfort which follows.

"Oh, my children, that gift of comforting, that capacity lies within the human heart and mind so often overlooked. Nay, the busy days, the many interests, ah, and the things of the world, they stand between man and his God; yet, for those out to strike Love Itself, those who are blind and bound, those who should know better - those who, one day, must know better - for all, the same journey lies in front.

"So, my children, I want you, in reading the Sacred Record, to cull therein that sweetness which lies in those incidents connected with Comforting; and then to hearken to the voice of the Spirit and to think to yourselves: 'Oh, what joy - here in my own hands the gift lies ready for use'. And not one thought of compassion, not one impulse of mercy, not one desire to comfort ever shall pass away. Planted in the physical, but remember this: The seeds of that thought were in the Spirit; and by and by in their glory - ah, with a radiance impossible to describe - those little acts shall bloom again in the Kingdom of the Most High...

"But that is not all. From the power created, from the sweetness and the fragrance, those still bound shall gain refreshment, those still in the prison-house of self shall be bestirred, and lo, as the consciousness of that other state finds a lodgement in their minds, tearing off their rags they will don the armour of God - no longer shirkers, no longer idlers, but soldiers, warriors against the very evil which they themselves have brought into existence...

"This is God's Truth, and instructed by the Beloved, I show you tonight a little picture, not of the present but of the future. I ask you all, yes, those many who listen, to think to themselves: 'Time is fleeting, and opportunities are slipping fast away. What of myself, what of tomorrow?' Aye, for yesterday must be worked out...

"You see, my children, that when we commence to consider what lies within that word Comfort, we are taken out of the physical world, out of those states which surround the physical conditions, past the Summerland of experience, into the realms of service where Spirit as Spirit not only abounds but has free expression.

"And from thence we retrace our steps, bringing back that added wisdom, that greater consciousness, bringing it back into the daily round, into the common task, and we see that we are called by Christ Himself to be the comforters, not only of those who mourn, but the comforters of those who have made grievous mistakes, those who have found the world too strong, those who were slaves to the body, those who have forgotten that they were sons and daughters of the Most High, those who have injured their neighbours and doubly injured themselves.

"Ours not to condemn, for the Father condemns not. Yet, the spirit within each one - as it gains its freedom, as it casts its bonds aside - the spirit within condemns and gives that which it wears no rest until the past has been righted, until that which represents disharmony and discord is weaved into the Love which abounds on every side...

"Oh, my children, be missionaries of God and yet pause ere you take on this name, for I say to you, instructed by my Master, that the man or the woman who would be a missionary of Christ, has not yet understood the meaning of the word if, amongst their tools, Comforting is missing; if condemnation - that judgment by one man of another - if that still holds place.

"Lo, time passes and the body is no more, and those who were blind have sight and pass into realms where the spirit of Love reigns supreme. And then, to their anguish, the judgment comes - the judgment by themselves of themselves.

"And that judgment is, as it were, hammered into the man or the woman by the love of God, by the comfort which the Christ brings - the comfort - aye, that closing in of the memories; that encouragement, that pointing always from the past to the glorious future; the showing of the traveller that despair is out of place, that sorrow must give place to joy, that weakness must, in the end, be triumphed over by strength, that vileness leads on to purity, that treachery to a faith which nothing can assail.

"That is Christ's Truth, and that is the reason why those free from the body come into the presence of the children of the earth, aye, to teach them what the Master showed in so stupendous a way; not only to forgive - that is mercy; not only to refrain from hard thoughts - that is justice; but even to the one who strikes to send out the balm of healing - that love, that brotherhood, that sisterhood; that comfort which represents, in miniature - for you are as children - the Father-Heart of God. For for all, whatever creation, however weak, however frail, however insignificant - in your language - from the Lord God Almighty comes comfort, comes the cleansing of the wounds, aye, and the restoration, the retrievement of that which they represented in the far long ago...

"Oh, my children, make a compact with yourselves: To be comforters in Christ's Name, drawing from those unlimited resources within, from that which represents your true self. Aye, and forget that self which the world and its many temptations has fastened upon you - forget it. And in the tomorrow, because you belong to God, because within you is something Divine, something imperishable, so waste not time, be free though the body binds, and give out of your gift of Comforting...

"We have much to do in the days to come, and the lower planes of thought, of effort and of aspiration - they must be left. We, as children of the Light, are not content with the second-best, we are out for the highest, for that which represents Spirit indeed; and I say, instructed by my Master, that not one shall rest until the very best has been made their own... From the north and the south and the east and the west, so influences pour in upon the individual, changing them from that which God intended. But greater than the east and the west and the north and the south is the power of the Holy Spirit - and this, like a flood, shall engulf humanity and save it from itself...

"Yet, my little ones, think how grief will tear your heart if, in that far time, you are one of those who are taking of the power instead of adding to the supply which is wanted. Think you to yourself how you must answer: 'I knew but I forgot'. When the call goes out for volunteers - volunteers to grapple with evil, and by faith to overcome - think you to yourself how will you answer if you were sleeping over the years and your tools are missing.

"You have within your heart and mind the desire, but this opportunity and that, has sped; you caught it not; other things distracted, the voices of your friends interfered with your concentration; aye, they were louder than the quiet voice of the Holy Spirit within, as it were, the real you slept. When you awoke - and the awakening is coming to all - lo, though the desire was there, the tools were absent, the soldier had forgotten his sword.

"And then, my children, some of you may well ask: 'How can I, in my little life, do these great deeds? How can I prepare? How can I be used by God when there are so many more suitable by training and temperament?' To those many of my children I speak in perfect understanding. I say that perhaps the broad high road is not for you, that that which comes under the public eye, no, that is not for you; but you can build up those resources, you can do as the strongest and the bravest by developing within that gift of Comfort - comforting this one and that, and always leaving on the mind of the listener a sense of confidence in the great Father and Mother-Heart of God - the Beloved, the One who trod this earthly way, the One who suffered, and because He suffered as we suffer, can lift the burden and pour over the heart and mind not only comfort for the moment, but obliteration of the past...

"Love, Love, Love. Out of the realms of justice, out of the realms of mercy, into that unlimited condition of Love. And as we minister to the least of His little ones, so we minister to our God (Matt. 25:40), for God suffers in the pangs of His children, God is tortured by the misery of His flock, the Father-Heart of God cannot be comforted until those He has created are linked to Him... Then sorrow as sorrow, passes away like a cloud on a summer day, over the hills, lost in the horizon of the past - for you and I, and all those who suffered once, stand under the sunshine of the Father's Love, and between us and Love no barrier can intervene.

"And now, my children, I will leave you for a little while, but I want you to remember this: That in partaking in these quiet evenings, you give out of yourselves for Christ's sake. When you are free, you will see what has been worked in, and then it will not be as 'giving' that it will appear to you, it will be taking, taking, taking; for God loves to give to His little ones, the Christ-Heart pours out love and understanding on those who raise their eyes from the earth and seek to catch a glimpse of His Presence by their side...

"And now I go..."

(After others had spoken, Zodiac returned and continued...)

"...Well, my children, I want to gather in your thoughts and place them in the Hands of Christ. I want you, tonight, to realise that by meeting here, by laying aside the things of the world for the things of the Spirit, you are giving out comfort to others - strangers, yes, strangers even to the spirit within; to those who by their weakness and by their blindness when on earth, have, for a space, separated themselves from the light of understanding...

"Those in the twilight planes have been gathered in, and you, contributing your part - aye, by your pure desire, by holding on to that gift which has been bestowed by God direct - you have been used as comforters, as consolers, as missionaries in the Christ sense...

"To the child, Ethel, I speak: Though I may seem rather removed from you by circumstances, yet I say tonight, that you have been along with the others to do God's work. Take it as a motto for the days to come, and do the work of your Father God, for His Love is all around you and the preparation must be begun.

"And then to the 'stranger' (Mrs. Annie Patterson) present - how strange that word seems, even as I speak. Over time unthinkable, so your spirit has been known to me, and long ere the physical body was donned, this evening was shown me by the Father of us all. As you have been told, much lies in front, and courage and resolution and - above all - love, is required in unlimited measure. Take it as a sign of office that you, dear child, have been used in the past as a vessel to convey Truth to others; yet that sign of office not only holds responsibility but indeed prepares you for the greater task in front, and, to the very highest and the best you are called... The cross lies before you, aye, but as you gaze, so the crown shall blot out that which represents sorrow, that which represents loss; yet, only by facing the cross can the crown be made our own...

"God bless you with greater faith, greater love, and a greater capacity to comfort, for much lies in front...

"And now, my children, I will close with one brief word. In the near future so the child I use will take a little relaxation from the duties of the day. With her, and with you all, the blessing goes. Let not any misgivings trouble your minds, for lo, as I speak, so she will respond, and what her Father God wishes to be undertaken, that will be done...

"Rest for the body is necessary, and while that rest is taking place, so, by the power of the Holy Spirit, refreshment shall come to you all, and the spirit shall gain just what it needs, because the will is laid at the Master's Feet...

"And now, in God's Name, I bless you with understanding, with that understanding which leads on to revelation. Yet, remember again, that the only sight which lasts for ever is the Christ-sight, and that sight cannot be there unless the Christ-spirit has been made your own...

"So tonight, in the Father's Name, I bless you with the gift of understanding, which is the Christ-spirit in your daily life... In peace go your way, and as you go, hold on to the remembrance of the Sacred Presence in your midst tonight, for where two or three are gathered together in pure desire, so the Master lingers too... In the Presence of the Beloved I leave you, and to that Sacred Presence I bid you hold fast, for with that you are all-strength, without it you are as a reed shaken by the wind... ...Goodnight, my children, rest in peace."

(Note: Mrs. Annie Patterson, who was present, has been used as an instrument by those in the Spirit World for twenty-seven years, and has brought consolation to thousands. After the circle, she described the 'conditions' and expressed the opinion that they should be recorded. This is an outline of what she saw:

The same description of Zodiac was given, Mrs. Annie Patterson adding that he must be walking very near to Christ because of his brightness and his look of peace. Above his head she saw a half crescent of blue, heliotrope and gold. Built up in the vibrations were the figures of the Holy Master with a lamb in His Arms, and Mary with the Babe, symbolical of the work of the Zodiac band. The fountain of Spirit power was seen, and many children with flowers, which they were weaving round all. Innumerable spirits came and went, each contributing their part. The two helping the note-taker were described, and many others.

Later, Mrs. Annie Patterson went into deep trance and her guides and helpers, speaking through her, gave valuable advice. They also emphasised the need for the strict preservation of the conditions of the Zodiac circle as they were sacred. The 'controls' came with an extraordinary amount of love and gratitude. They said that although they were in touch with other patriarchs they had not before come into contact with those of the Zodiac band...

After the circle Mrs. Annie Patterson said she had been told previously that Florence Nightingale was helping her in her work, but had never expected to get a message direct. Apart from hearing Mrs. Annie Patterson at public meetings she was a stranger to the members of the circle.)




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