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Jesus and The Zodiac Messages
Winifred MoyesWooden CrossZodiac Christ Messenger
The Zodiac Messages
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"TESTS AND QUESTIONINGS"

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 Sunday, 30th December, 1923.


"Saviour Christ, I thank Thee, thank Thee that it has been possible to bring peace to this weary mind and body, and for these few short hours to blot out the world and its many sorrows - to give just breathing space before the burden has once more to be borne.

"Saviour, in Thy pity send down Thy healing; in Thy love lift from us all the clouds and sadness which has pressed us in, and thus released, to be free once more to see Thy wonderful Love which has been hidden by the shadows that are out to destroy.

"In Thy Hands we are protected from them all - from their venom and their malice, from their ferocity and their pitilessness. In Thy Hands we are secure - and this, Saviour, Christ and King, is what we thank Thee for with all our hearts and minds and souls.

"Peace, let Thy peace descend upon all as a cloud of Love itself - descend and embrace all those who stand in need. It is for peace and comfort that we ask - for forgetfulness of the past, forgetfulness of the present, for the ability to leave the future in Thy Hands - certain that what Love can work out will be the future and fate of all.

"Christ hear us, Saviour, hear us; God lift us. When in the darkness, then is it that Light from Thee is needed most; when in the storm, then is it that the protecting cloak of Thy Love is necessary; when at grips with the enemy, then truly do we need Thy strong Arm to help us through. Not as lost sheep do we gather near Thee, but as little children who cannot find their way, who have sought, it seems in vain, for the right road which led to Thee and safety.

"Thou, O Father, knowest the anguish of this loneliness and desolation, and knowing all, seekest to provide just what is needed - comfort and reassurance that Thy Hand is directing all the way - all the way. Give us spiritual vision that we may realise this indeed. All the way, whether through the valley, out on the plain, or climbing the high hillside - there Thou leadest and guidest and protects.

"It is not for sorrow that life on earth was created - not for sorrow - but sorrow crept in and growing stronger and stronger, forced its way into even the hearts of Thine elect, and laid waste much that was of hope and brightness. And yet Thou knowest that sorrow of necessity must be turned to joy, and joy to glory, and glory to Love Divine; and thus each one, in the end, finds not only its source, but its unity and completeness in their God and in the Father of us all.

..."My children, tonight I meet you with a great, great love and understanding in my heart, and if there is sorrow there too, well, isn't that part of the love and understanding that I claim? How could I meet my children with joy and satisfaction when I see the blows that evil has aimed and they have received? It would indeed seem, as some of you have thought before, that Zodiac did not understand.

"I have been asked many strange requests from my children and unfortunately, the majority I am not in a position to give, and yet I would not have you think that I ignore the smallest one. Again and again you ask: 'How long'? And the answer being withheld, trust, faith and hope lie shattered on the ground. And then you ask me for that which is of all the hardest to refuse - you ask me for freedom, you ask me for that which we have ourselves, and it seems that that which we prize so much is kept from you, apparently for no real reason at all - freedom from the body.

"My little children, you must believe that I know and understand this longing in your hearts to be free from that which represents nothing but sorrow and suffering. How can I comfort you, and how can I give you fresh courage to go on? That I ask myself unceasingly, and pray to God unceasingly too for strength and ability.

"It is impossible to grant this request until your work is done. It is not even in God's hands the length of your lives in the physical body. Such time, as well as such experiences, were chosen solely by you, and those whose spirits were strong and courageous to fight for God, not only chose sorrow and suffering, but the prolongation of the sorrow and suffering beyond almost their own endurance.

"That is how the matter stands. Nothing that I can say or do can alter it. It was written long, long before physical birth, that this should be your portion and that the years should be thus and thus; and so all that I can do is this - and if only you could trust me more, I could do it much better. All that I can do is to try and lighten the way by love and service and direction. It is for this purpose that I came into your lives - I am not speaking to you present only this evening, but to all my children who are finding the way too hard. It was to help and succour that God sent me, because it should not be said that those who loved Him well enough to take on such burdens should find Him less generous in love in return.

"Oh, children, if you could but see the road you are to follow; if you could but grasp what it means and what it is going to produce, never again would the mind even murmur against the Hand of Love, which so often seems that of hate itself. This is part of your burden - the 'not knowing', the 'not understanding' - and it is not overlooked by He who said 'Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest'. It is indeed a gift, a promise from God Himself, but oh, when trouble comes, my children turn from the Father, even as in physical life the unprotected child shrinks from the blows of the brute who should defend.

"Little children, think of the Saviour, think of us all - how we feel and how the knife is turned in our hearts again and again because you shrink from us, even as from a viper that seeks to strike. Is it not possible that you should indeed say: 'God is my friend, and in time of need, then, most of all, do I need friendship and loyalty and trust'? Keep the enemy at bay, do not give him this great advantage; each time you shrink from God, so it is the triumph of the evil; each time you turn to Christ, then it is the evil sent one pace further back.

"It is for your own sakes that I implore you to be more careful, to run no risk, to cling to Christ even as a child would cling to its Mother, and in so doing to be certain of protection from all that can injure and wound...

"... My children, I had to pause here because the way was not smooth. You see, when I speak of these things I am not a free agent in any sense whatever - I am entirely under the direction of Christ, and when a word comes which does not tally exactly with that which is in the Mind of the Crucified, then it is as though the power were held - held stationary until the right thought is found to correspond with that which is of Him.

"Now in speaking of evil, in order to put you on your guard, perhaps I over-emphasised the strength of the shadows. It is like this - and I do not want to confuse the two points in your minds at all. The evil is there, as you know, waiting to strike, planning and contriving in a way which is unthinkable to you, but not beyond the Mind of God to grasp, or even beyond our powers to circumvent. This is the position: With those who wish to find God - even though the brambles tear them and blind them to the way they have to go - the mere fact that in their hearts they wish to find God ensures that in very truth the Saviour is by their side. But beyond that it does not go, and here it is that the evil has its advantage, because on that upward road they can put stumbling blocks and obstacles which exact a price which is paid in anguish and horror.

"This is the position in which you stand today - Christ is by your side, but if you do not acknowledge it, then the power of the evil is enhanced a hundredfold. Give them this privilege and all we can do is this - we can preserve the soul from damage and, in time to come, we can heal up the wounds of heart and mind and body to a measure, but beyond that, during the physical stages, we cannot go. And here it is that the sadness creeps in, and here it is, my children, that you suffer so, and here it is that we - your loving companions - are caught up in your distress as well, for what you bear we bear, and what we and you bear together, in every way there could be, Christ has to bear alone.

"The sorrows of the Crucified One! Some upon earth have had a glimpse of this - they have sensed it, as it were, in a fragmentary way, catching just the faintest indication of what the suffering and sins of humanity mean to God. This is a theme about which I can tell you little because you could not take it in, but you must remember that God, having created the worlds and all that is in them, is not separated in any sense whatever from that which He brought into being.

"I have heard some of you exclaim with horror at the thought of creating a child because of the responsibility in regard to the suffering and the discipline of physical life. You have said over and over again: 'I could never forgive myself if my child suffered as I have suffered'. This you have said and meant, and so, little ones, it should not be impossible for you to get just a faint idea of what the Creator of all has taken on in giving of His Divinity to others.

"In physical life you give of your body to create another; God not only created flesh but gave that which is of Himself into the possession of everything that has life, and so, of necessity, because He is in everything He must suffer with them too...

"I would I could say more - I must leave things there tonight hoping that I may be able to do better in the days to come - I mean that I may be able to reach out and gather you all into the recesses of my love, so that the cold and bitter winds of life may not reach you except through me.

"That is my ambition, and oh, my children, it is not fantastic in the very least - it can be done, and done at once if only you will allow it. And that is where my difficulty lies - I cannot work against the free will of any of you, and when you prefer to bear your sorrows alone, then I am limited to a serious extent in helping. Never am I absent from you, but I am kept back by that gift which so often seems to you a curse - the physical will and the physical mind, which, until it is brought into harmony with the spirit within, exacts a terrible penalty from its owner.

"Now, my children, I want you to try and help me in regard to this - not to give up your individuality or independence in any way whatever, but just as you would tell your greatest friend of your trouble, knowing that he or she would sympathise and understand. To take your sorrows to God, and that being done, no barrier is high enough or strong enough to keep me out. Just that - and that is what is so hard, because over and over again it seems that that Greatest Friend of all is the One who strikes and not protects. That is another sorrow of Our Lord - too sacred to be spoken of by me tonight...

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

"Well, my children, I do not think we will attempt any more this evening, but I want you to know that there are several only waiting a suitable opportunity to come, and I want you to know also that tonight Zodiac thought he would like to give a little personal message to you all.

"It is in regard to the New Year which will soon be with us. That same New Year, I find, does not conjure up in the minds of my children a very pleasant prospect - it is altogether too dangerous to hope for better things: 'Better, far better to go every day expecting nothing and only thankful that it has produced no fresh disaster!'

"Now, my children, knowing me as you do, you would not expect me to allow this to pass unchallenged. I say: 'A happy New Year to you all: Better times, higher hopes, and happier days all round!' I am not a bit resigned to sorrow, no, no, no. I want my children to be happy. I have prayed for it, I have been promised it, so why, why should I resign myself to what is not going to take place?

"Now, for the time being, we have got things straight between us, once more. Winnie and I are united again in love and understanding; you, my dear, dear children, are promising me every minute that you will try and do better and better still. How then could I look forward to the New Year with apprehension? I am certain that God's will will be carried out; I am confident that Christ is stronger than the untold armies of the evil. I am certain that my children will not fail me, that they will not give up but go on - even though the heart may ache, and even though the physical will may rebel. I am confident that my children will not fail, and this being so, working together, in time to come, all our enemies shall disappear over the horizon.

"Now, what we have to do is this, and I want you not only to promise and to agree tonight, but I want you to bring out all your resolutions, all your resources of spiritual strength - which have been built up during these years of communion together - to draw upon that strength in the days to come, and to separate yourselves from the irritation and the trials of daily life. If you could do this, you would enhance my power beyond all telling.

"I entreat you for your own sakes - not only for my sake and Christ's sake, but for your own spiritual sakes - to emancipate yourselves from sadness, to keep your eyes above, and if you do that we will protect your feet which, of necessity, are upon the earth. There is no need, when journeying to God, to look down to see that your steps are safe - that is a temptation of the evil. Look up, certain that God and His angels can tell you and guide you where to tread.

"Oh, my children, this is of such importance that I cannot emphasise it too strongly. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven. On the horizon lies the fulfilment of the promises; each time your eyes fall to the darkness and the dust of earthly life, so do you miss the beauty there, and so do we have to use most precious strength to restore the vitality lost. Is it not reasonable, is it not common-sense, that each time the body and the physical mind so suffers, that first has to be made good before the journey can be continued? Yes, it sounds so clear and so sensible when I am with you, and you wonder how you can make so many mistakes, and then the test comes - and Zodiac seems far away and Christ further still - and the contending forces surge in on either side.

"Little children, did I not understand what this means, I should not be allowed to act as your guide and companion; I should never have come into your lives in this way. Therefore, tonight in no sense of reproach, do I address you, only to bid you beware... the anguish is too much, too much for you, dear children, and much too much for us. Let us start anew with the opening of the year; let us keep our hands in each others, and when the enemy approaches, hold tighter still and not be deceived that the enemy is the one we thought our friend. That's where the weakness lies - I have seen it from the beginning.

"Love is there and trust longs to be there as well - but the evil throws a cloak over both, and the cloak is mistaken for the individual - that's how sorrow comes. And what happens in a small way with me takes place all over the world in a much bigger way in regard to man and God. The evil, throwing the cloak in front, blots out for the time, the face and the figure of the Crucified.

"Hold fast to the thought of God as your stay and your support, as that Rock which never gives, and as that Love which never fails...

"Lift up your hearts then and rejoice with me, because God is here, because God is with you this evening in very truth; because where the Saviour stands, doubt and depression and lack of faith depart and are no more.

"With Christ in your hearts and minds all is well, and all shall be well as I have said before. It is with this last thought that I leave you: In God's Hands you are safe indeed; only allow yourselves to be gathered in. That is what the evil is out to prevent. Be on your guard and know that Christ is here - here with you, in you, of you and you of Him - that represents the Fatherhood of God and His relation to His little children.

"That is all... I will go - only remember! my children, remember!"




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