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Author: Bertha Dudde 1.4.1891 - 18.9.1965
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Contents of Book 55
Summary of Contents
4814 4815 4816 4817 4818 4819 4820 4821 4822 4823
4824 4825 4826 4827 4828 4829 4830 4831 4832 4833
4834 4835 4836 4837 4838 4839 4840 4841 4842 4843
4844 4845 4846 4847 4848 4849 4850 4851 4852 4853
4854 4855 4856 4857 4858 4859 4860 4861 4862 4863
4864 4865 4866 4867 4868 4869 4870 4871 4872 4873
4874 4875 4876 4877 4878 4879 4880 4881 4882 4883
4884 4885 4886 4887 4888 4889 4890 4891 4892 4893
4894 4895 4896 4897 4898 4899 4900 4901 4902 4903
4904 4905 4906 4907 4908 4909 4910 4911 4912 4913
Book 55 4804
Laborious way up. Earthly payment.
28. December 1949. B.D. NR. 4804.
What brings about your salvation that is your life fate. The upbringing of a man to the child of God will always be a way of suffering, which must be walked with a will turned towards me until the end, so that I can then receive it into my kingdom, so that I can draw it to my heart, to reward it its loyalty. And so also souls of light must go this way, if their embodiment is to produce success on earth, on account of which they have accepted the embodiment. An earth life without hardship and suffering also decreases the maturation possibilities and is only granted to those, who make no preparations for gathering spiritual wealth, who therefore only strive for earthly aims, devote themselves to my opponent, who grants them worldly support to no longer lose their souls. For that reason never envy men, who succeed in everything; who earthly feast on a life of pleasure and have to endure few tests. Know that their souls achieve almost no progress from the beginning of their embodiment to the end; that they certainly live, but have become slaves to spiritual death; that they therefore so to speak already on earth have already received the reward for actions, which did not have love as impulse, but which have helped fellowmen in their troubles. Nothing remains unrewarded to men; but woe, when just earthly reward is granted. Men will miserably enter after their death into the hereafter, and great will be there their trouble and darkness. Endure everything what is imposed on you, and increase your spiritual goods, when earthly trouble presses you, so that you will be rewarded in the spiritual kingdom and do not need to live in want there. And know that only a way full of thorns leads you to the aim that it is the right way, which leads laboriously and steeply upwards. And so the way is smooth, ask for a quick ascent and for power to be able to still go every way no matter how laboriously. And do not look full of envy on those, who can enjoy their earth life, because they are to be pitied in future, while the just reward is still in prospect for you, which I myself grant to you, so you have entered my kingdom. Amen. B.D. NR. 4804.
Book 55 4805
Pouring out of the spirit.
29. December 1949. B.D. NR. 4805.
What speaks to the soul, does not touch the senses of man, but the heart only. And because of that the voice of the spirit will also not be able to be heard and felt by the senses of the body, but ring out in the heart only, i.e. climb up out of the most inner of man and only then become aware to man. If it would touch the senses of man beneficially, then he would certainly listen to the voice in the heart more often, but the success of the soul would then only be little, because also the body is involved in it. But for that reason it is also far more commendable, to let the inner voice ring out without inner drive, because then the human will only alone strives for the connection with the spiritual world, with that kingdom, from which the voice, audible to the soul, rings out. And because of that it is only rarely that the inhabitants of the kingdom of light can express themselves to a man, although they constantly make an effort, to announce themselves to them. They are in a kingdom of which man as such can have no idea, and for that reason the existence of a spiritual kingdom is doubted. And consequently they also do not seek to win insight into this kingdom; they do not seek to get into contact with the inhabitants of it. But if a man is prepared for it, because he believes and wants to hear the beings of the light kingdom, then he will also never again be given up by these beings, because they win contact with men through him and can communicate with them, even so indirectly. And for that reason man will just need to want and never wait in vain for the expressions of the light beings, which are so to speak power stations for the outflowing power of God, for his spirit, which pours out to all sides; which just seeks an opened container, to pour itself into it. Obstacles therefore exist only on the side of man, by his willingness flagging, although that is only a temporary state, because a man, who has once been touched by spiritual currents in that way, that he was allowed to hear the expression of God through the light beings, never wants to miss this spiritual voice anymore and again and again opens the spiritual ear, because the soul drives him to it – or also the spirit. It wants to announce itself to the soul, and if it finds no resistance, then the soul constantly drives the body, to create opportunities for a quiet inner stock taking, for the receiving of spiritual goods through the inner word. Everything, what promotes the spiritual development of man, stands under the protection of God and will be supported, why also the most difficult living conditions cannot restrict spiritual striving, because the will of man adapts itself to the divine will, because God wants to speak to men through the voice of the spirit and therefore the receiving of spiritual goods is supported in every way. And so it is always pleasant to God, when an earth child desires to hear his voice, and he will always be accommodating towards it, because it is the soul, which desires food, and he never lets it live in want. Amen. B.D. NR. 4805.
Book 55 4806
God’s word gift of favour. Unbelief in connection with God.
30. December 1949. B.D. NR. 4806.
The gift of favour of a direct connection with me is of such inestimable value that men cannot be thankful enough hearing words of love from me, which otherwise could never touch their ear. Because this does not only apply to the direct receiver of my word, but also to fellowmen, who take note of it through him, although it first presupposes the will of men to hear me speaking, otherwise my word touches the individual as a word spoken by men. All of you can put yourselves into the possession of a gift of favour, when you just have the will for it – when you want it that your heavenly father bends to you and makes you happy with his word. But very few carry this pious wish in their heart. Innumerable men walk on this earth, to whom the thought is foreign, to connect themselves with their father and creator to hear his voice – and the few who certainly have the desire to hear me, they do not believe it that this is possible. And so there are only few whose faith allows a connection with me, because this faith became alive through love and only a living faith allows an audible expression from my side. It is now the duty of these few to enlighten men about their relationship to their creator and about his willingness to announce himself to his creatures. But faith they will again only find there, where love works, where therefore through unselfish love activity the spirit is awakened, so that it appears believable to man, what he is told through the living connection with me. And then the wish arises in him likewise, to hear me speaking. Whether he now hears me directly or my word is imparted to him through my servants, is the same in its effect, because he will recognize the word imparted to him and feel as spoken by me and accept it in him with the same love, as if he is deemed worthy of a direct address from me. So as his desire is for me, so is also the fulfilment of his desire. The love heat of his heart also determines the degree of happiness with the reception of my word, but which the soul feels more than the body. In this way I put you men into the position to take note of my will and to fulfil it, since with my word I also give you at the same time the power. The possibility exists in the highest degree of an approach to me, so my will is fulfilled. And for that reason I take care that you know about my will, and impart it to you through my word. For all who do not believe in a living connection with the word directly imparted, I send out my messengers to bring to them my word from the outside, to announce the Gospel to them, which expresses my will as love teaching. But the word received from outside only then becomes alive, when it penetrates into the inside of man and is enlivened there by the spirit spark – when therefore the spirit out of me can be active in man, so that the word coming from the outside is also recognizable to him as my word. Then it will have its effect; it will direct the will of man into the right direction; through love it will bear a living faith; man will establish the living connection with me and become able to hear my voice himself in the heart. But then he is already very close to me that only his earth life still stands separating between us. Then he will depart from this earth as my child and be received in the spiritual kingdom lovingly by the father, from whom he once went out and has found back again, to no longer separate from him for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 4806.
Book 55 4807
Cleft and bridge. New banishment. Love circuit.
30. December 1949. B.D. NR. 4807.
The cleft between mankind and me is getting bigger and bigger, because constantly the number of those gets less, who convincingly believe in me. The power of my representatives on earth is getting weaker constantly, who certainly speak in my name, but are not spreaders of pure truth. More and more men desert the faith and turn towards him, who is my opponent – they turn towards the world, which is his kingdom, and so increase the distance from me, which they are to decrease during their earth life. They go away from me and widen the cleft, which separates them from me. But this goes to a certain limit only, because so the limit is exceeded, where my love power no longer touches them, the spiritual in men again hardens to solid substance. As long as the earth still exists also men apostate to me still stand in my love circuit, but the stepping out of this also means disintegration of forms, which hold the spiritual – it means the death of men as also of the animals; it means a dissolving of creation and new formation of it. No being can go away from me unpunished, because it loses life, so it loses me. And so must, who wants to stay alive and does eternally no longer want to lose it, also strive towards me and seek me; it must strive to get to me and therefore decrease the cleft from it to me. But where no faith is in me as father and creator from eternity, there is also no way over the cleft, because the bridge, which leads to me, is invisible. Faith alone also makes the bridge apparent, because faith in me also causes a call to me. Faith in me leads to prayer, which there is the surest bridge to me. Innumerable men walk past this bridge and also, who should be their leaders, often do not find the bridge themselves, because their words are without life, because they go ways, which cannot serve as bridge, ways, which again and again lead back to the start; because they are just words, which do not come from the heart in prayer and therefore also do not touch my ear, therefore the bridge is not set foot on, which is the only way, which leads over the cleft to me. But once also this bridge will no longer be, because so mine have crossed it, then it is too late for the others, then every way is cut off, and then there is no rescue anymore for those remaining behind; then the abyss will devour them, then the earth will receive them, then everything will be hardened and again become matter, because it did not strive up, but sought the deep itself. Amen. B.D. NR. 4807.
Book 55 4808
Who is he who reveals himself? - God the eternal light.
31. December 1949. B.D. NR. 4808.
You will always fulfil the will of him, who has created you, so you want to serve him and you recommend yourselves to his love and favour. Because I truly do not let you go into ruin, so you seek upwards, so you want to be subjugated to me. But who is he, who speaks to you? – Satan is truly not able to have an effect on you so, you who desire God, me, whom your soul strives for, to whom you want to belong and whose children you are through your will. Because it is the will, which decides, to which lord you belong. My creatures are so long in the hand of my opponent, as their will is aimed at him, who once turned away from me and as a result subjected to his influence. As soon as this your will, which is free, pushes towards me, you have also escaped the power of the opponent, and he will no longer be able to harm you, although he still besets you as constant tempter to bring about your downfall. But a will turned towards me I seize and tolerate no turn downwards anymore. If you are now even willing to listen to me, to hear my voice, then I fulfil your desire, because whose will turns to me, he belongs to me; he has passed the test of will on earth; he is candidate of the spiritual kingdom, in which the free spirits dwell near me. And if he now hears my voice, then he needs to fear no deception anymore, no error and no untruth; then he is in contact with me, who is eternal truth himself. But his will is always decisive. But the test, whether your will is aimed at me, you must make yourselves, because it is the desire of the heart, not the language of the mouth, what I assess. A man can use the same words, with which another expresses the desire of the heart, and his thinking and striving can still be turned towards the world, which there is the kingdom of my opponent. I myself certainly know about the will of man, but fellowman can get deceived through pious words, of which the heart knows nothing. The Satan can certainly intervene and influence the thoughts of man that he expresses what is not my will. But then it is not me, who speaks there in man, but man himself speaks, driven by Satan. He speaks his own words, which are not the work of the spirit. But who is of a humble heart, who offers his services to me, who asks me for help and favour, who renounces the world and strives to fulfil my will, he gives no target to the enemy of his soul; he is completely seized by me and protected from evil influence, because I know about his will. Who asks me in spirit and in truth, he also stands in love, otherwise he does not possess the living faith, which lets him pray in spirit and in truth. And my love is also aimed at him, which never lets him run into a fire that he burns himself. Who therefore prays in spirit and in truth, he hears me speaking, because Satan will not draw near him, because I am present and he shrinks from me and my nearness. Who wants to hear me, to him I will also reveal myself as God and creator, as father and eternal spirit of infinity, and my words will touch this heart, so that he recognizes, who speaks to him, and can never ever doubt, because the words of love are unmistakable, but as also the words of him can be recognized, who expresses himself under the mask, an in the robe of light, to those, who are submissively dependent on him through their wrong will. In the end of the days much error and lie will be, and truth will appear darkened everywhere; error and truth will go along next to each other, unrecognized by most, but the light of truth radiates brighter and will soon darken all wills o’ the wisp, because I myself chose men as bearers of truth, who have a strong will, which is totally aimed at me. And these will take the light everywhere and protect it that it does not go out; courageously they will face my opponent and blind him through the bright light, so that he flees back into darkness, that he avoids all, who stand in my service as light bearers, because he knows that I myself am the light, which illuminates darkness, which he can never ever go out. Amen. B.D. NR. 4808.
Book 55 4809
Acknowledging of Jesus Christ necessary.
New Year 1. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4809.
Jesus Christ must be acknowledged as God’s son and redeemer of the world, otherwise man falls back into darkness, out of which God’s great father love has already helped him up that he can easily reach light. But to the light of cognition also belongs the understanding for the work of redemption of Christ and consequently an acknowledgement of Christ as redeemer. The man Jesus has broken through the night of death; he has changed the dark state of the spirit of men through his death on the cross into one full of light, because through his death he has proven that there is a way to eternal life, to the way of love. Through his way of life, which his death on the cross crowned, he has shown to men a way, which leads out of the darkness of night into most shining light; he therefore has overcome this state of darkness, spiritual death, and also acquired the favour for men, to enter into light with his help, because no-one is alone able through the weakened will, which, without the help of the divine redeemer, is influenced by his opponent, who would like to again pull back the souls into deepest darkness, which already possess a faint idea of cognition. Jesus Christ helps these souls in the fight against the opponent; but alone they are too weak and succumb to the strong power of Satan. Man is the product of a creation power turned away from God, i.e., a being, which God supplied extremely richly with power, used this power again for the creation of beings, which bore in them his will turned away from God. These were spiritual beings, which, as products of the power going out from God, were also his share, which he does not give up in eternity. But the power of God, as if desecrated through the will of the opponent, had to again take on the original fashioning, i.e., the beings, having emerged out of that power, had to become truly divine beings, to also being able to enjoy in the spiritual world the happiness in accordance to their perfection. This change goes on in the creation, formed for this purpose, since time immemorial. However the opponent of God, therefore the producer of these beings, does not want to allow this change, and so a war is waged about these beings, but which the being itself must fight out in the short earth life time as man. But through the influence of the opponent on his creatures man is very weak-willed during his earth life, that the decision from his site would always aim at his producer, therefore the opponent of God, what however cannot be regarded as free decision of the will, since Satan as it were holds it bound. And for that reason God came to the rescue of the bound beings, by him sending a rescuer to them, who was to redeem them out of the bonds of Satan, but now also demanded free will. The will of man must now again decide for itself, whether it leans towards the divine redeemer or his producer. But now the will is really free and strong, so it makes use of the favours of the work of redemption, by it therefore acknowledging Jesus Christ as redeemer and asking him for help in its decision of the will. If the divine redeemer is however ignored, if his work of redemption is not acknowledged as also his mission, then man remains further in the power of him, who has put his will, turner away from God, into him, and he remains for ever in the night of death, in the state of deepest spiritual darkness, without cognition of himself and his relationship to God as creator and father, as ruler of the whole of infinity. For ever he remains as child of Satan in the state of unhappiness, bound and enslaved – in eternal imprisonment. He must absolutely claim the help of the redeemer, who alone can liberate him out of the power of Satan, who alone can rescue him from the state of death and awaken him to life, because he has died for him on the cross and has redeemed him with his blood from him, who was lord over him since the very beginning. Amen. B.D. NR. 4809.
Book 55 4810
Purpose – God’s proofs of his love, omnipotence and wisdom.
1. Janurary 1950. B.D. NR. 4810.
The divine omnipotence intervenes, where divine love wants to express and reveal itself to man in his trouble. Because with God no thing is impossible, and his will becomes act through his love. But man’s intellect does not grasp, what divine love is able to do, because it is power, which manifests his will, and so man can truly ask for everything, God can make it possible, although humanly it appears impossible. And for that reason no trouble is so great that it could not be removed by God, and no work is too difficult that it could not be carried out by God – nothing is impossible, what a man asks from him, so he just believes in God’s love and omnipotence. God does not refuse to give himself, and he does not close his heart to the child, which sees in him his father and comes to him in his trouble. Faith in the love and omnipotence of God is a sure means for the remedy of all trouble. The omnipotence of God knows no limits, and the love of God is without end and of a depth, which is incomprehensible for you men, but which you can feel, when you believingly entrust yourselves to him. That his love is meant for you, that proves to you creation and your own life, because it is a gift of favour of his love, that you are allowed to go the way through creation. (2.1.1950) Because his love wanted it, his will became powerful; love power developed and let everything come into being – an exceedingly exemplary creation and yourselves as crown of it – his love created man – he established a relationship to that, what he had created, like a right father to his child. He provided for and looks after the whole creation, and his special love he gives to man, whom he wants to bring up to a right child of God. And his love, his wisdom and his omnipotence will always work together to make happy what has gone forth from him. What he wants, that happens, but it will always be good for the being, which he wants to change to his child. But it will also always learn to recognize its creator and father from eternity through the work of God full of wisdom, through the visible proofs of his love and his omnipotence. It will love him again and long for him, and that it is what God aims to achieve through all proofs of his love, wisdom and omnipotence. He wants to win his children for ever; he wants to make everything happy, what he gone forth from his power; he wants that they enjoy looking at him as happy spirits; he wants that they are happy for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 4810.
Book 55 4811
Divine revelations: Knowledge. Help. Creation. Word.
3. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4811.
What the spirit out of me reveals to you, is valid for all eternity. And so you will therefore recognize that only that can be assessed as divine revelation, what is to be mentioned as heavenly wisdom, therefore as knowledge, which informs you of the otherwise eternally unfathomable, of the entity of your creator and father, of his eternal plan of salvation, the knowledge about cause, purpose and aim of all that, what is. That is therefore the divine knowledge, what is imparted to you through my spirit in form of my word – as divine revelation. To that belongs everything, what explains cause, purpose and aim of the whole. Divine revelations are further the proofs of my existence, of my love, omnipotence and wisdom. And so also the whole creation is a revelation of me myself for him, who wants to recognize it as such, but as also every obvious help in earthly trouble is a revelation on my part. Because you men will always be able to recognize, so you want it, an expression proving me, a sign of love of the creator to his creatures. The greatest revelation however always remains my word, which is heard through the inner voice audibly or mentally. Because through this word I myself approach the receiver or through him also all men and express myself to them. I speak to men in a way that everyone can understand me. Through the word I therefore create a connection between the spiritual and the earthly world; I steer the thoughts of men out of the earthly world into the spiritual kingdom. I point them to their destination and offer all means, which are to fulfil the purpose, to lead men to the destination. I give to men direct revelations from above, so that they flee from the deep and are to strive up. Because these revelations, which therefore just have the purpose to guide men up, to me, are not passing; they remain in existence until all eternity, because my word is everlasting, because, what is once spoken by me, inevitably has eternity duration and also must have, otherwise I could not be called perfect. What goes out from me, what is announced to men through my spirit, must irrevocably be truth, and truth remains for ever what it is. And therefore I am the original source of truth, and out of this source the living water flows – divine revelations, which are gifts of favour awakening to life, which help the soul to perfection, to maturity, which it needs to connect with me for ever. A divine revelation is to be replaced through nothing, because could there perhaps be something better than to be deemed worthy of an address by me, which must always have a promoting effect for the soul? Is there something that makes the soul happier than to be instructed by the father, on which way the child reaches eternal life? Is there a greater guarantor for truth than eternal truth itself? But so I look after my children, so they are truly well cared for. For that reason I reveal myself to those, who are my right children, and I give them my word as the sign of my immeasurable love. Amen. B.D. NR. 4811.
Book 55 4812
Happiness of the soul only in joining together with God.
4. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4812.
Only in connection with me there is happiness. Indeed, on earth also a connection with Satan can trigger in man a feeling of happiness, but then it will always be bodily pleasures, which enthral man, but by which the soul has no share. Only in the joining together with me the soul finds its happiness and its peace, because it is spiritual, which took its start from me and therefore also never loses the feeling of belonging to me, is only not aware of it as man in the state of imperfection. The spiritual cannot rest content with worldly pleasures, and is the soul because of matter pushed back by the body, so the cover of the soul thickens, which is in itself spiritual and now sinks into a state of death or of sleep, as long as it is surrounded by matter and is ruled by it through the will of man. The soul could certainly defend itself, but is too weak and gives way to the desire of the body. But it will never ever be happy, as long as the body finds fulfilment of its desires. My nearness triggers the highest bliss in it. It strives to me, as soon as it has once felt my presence, as soon as it has once found the union with me through work in love, since I am present in every work of love and it then draws me to it, so it works in love. And this happiness it no longer wants to miss and just always strives more eagerly to me. What a soul finds in union with me, compensates it for all trouble during its long course of development on earth and for all suffering in earth life as man. Indeed, it is grateful to me for them, because they had earned it the union with me. It will also never need to give up the happiness of a union with me, because a relapse is never ever possible. It can certainly exchange the kingdom of light for the earth for the purpose of a mission on earth for a short time, but in comparison with eternity this is just a single moment, where the soul as it were is again dependent upon itself, but constantly longs up, for my kingdom, because it feels it unconsciously, what it has left there. Nevertheless it takes the embodiment on earth upon itself as a necessary work of love, because it is aware of its mission and serves men as far as it is concerned, to also help them to happiness. In the spirit such a soul constantly dwells with me, only for its own sake reminiscence is taken from it as long as it lives on earth. But Satan has no influence on such a soul, because much spiritual power is in it, in it is much love to God and to fellowmen. And this love lets it always seek the connection with me on earth, for whom it longs, until it is again united with me. Amen. B.D. NR. 4812.
Book 55 4813
Measure of favour unlimited. No preferential treatment of the individual.
5. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4813.
Always that measure of favour will fall to your share, which you want to receive, i.e. let become effective in you. I am always prepared to pour out favours over every man, but not all are willing to receive them, to open themselves to the flow of favours and to bath in them. How often are you surged around by my favour; how often do I pour out the horn of plenty of my favour over earth, and everyone has the right to put himself into its possession. But my gift of favour is only rarely assessed as a gift of love from me of highest success. And for that reason the development of men on earth is so different, for that reason there are so many degrees of maturity, and for that reason many men remain down, while others climb up to the highest height, because more and more favour is in prospect for them, the higher they climb. But my love includes all my creatures, and because of that I give to nobody meagrely. They all can take from me, as much as they want, but they do not want much, i.e., only few have recognized the value of my favours and enrich themselves of it, because they are not getting restricted in the receiving of favours, because they constantly work on themselves and therefore also let the favours become effective on them. I however force the favour on nobody. I also give to those, who do not desire it by themselves; I offer it to them, but then the will of man must first be ready to accept my gift, otherwise it remains completely without effect, therefore they have in reality received no favour. That now the supply of favour is visible with few men, does not justify the conclusion, that I give to these men extraordinarily, that they are determined according to my choice, to do great things, and I pour out favour over them because of that. The will of these men was prepared to work with my favour to my honour. For that reason they could also draw immeasurably out of my source of favour, which my love has opened to every man. But who makes use of my favour, he can achieve everything on earth, what is set spiritually for him as aim. Because to receive my favour means to no longer do anything without me, to request and to achieve every help from me and to constantly stand under my special protection. He lives in my favour; I look at him with pleasure, because his thoughts seek me often in the awareness of that I am his most loyal friend and father, who presents him abundantly with gifts of favour. No man on earth needs to get by without favour, i.e., I am always ready to help, where my help is needed, because my compassion and my love is meant for all my creatures, whom I want to help to happiness; who accepts my favour, he will be happy, but who rejects it, he is hopelessly lost for eternal times, because without my help no-one can escape spiritual death. Amen. B.D. NR. 4813.
Book 55 4814
6. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4814.
Marry me in spirit, I who want to be everything for you, friend, brother, father and groom of the soul. The world has no share in me, and so I will have to avoid the children of the world, and their pleasure does not have me as companion. They stand in the world lonely, although they are surrounded by friends, because these are again children of the world and without connection to me. But I am everything for mine and leave no-one alone. Because I seek closest communion with my creatures, and what is still far from me, I seek to win. And therefore I am to everyone that, what he would like to see in me. Who needs a friend, I stand by him with moral and practical support; who sees the father in me, to him I also give my father love; brotherly is my care for all, who consider me their brother; but who give me their whole love, I also want to make them happy with my love, and for ever they are to desire nothing more than this my love. (8.1.1950) The spiritual marriage with me presupposes love from both sides. My love is unchangeable for ever; it will not let up or become less; it draws everything with its heat, what had its origin in it. My love wants to give up nothing, what it once possessed, and for that reason every being could feel loved by me. But only counter love enables the being to feel my love, and I constantly woe this counter love. Only when the love of my creatures and therefore particularly of man, has reached a degree, which can bear the weakest degree of my love, the union, the spiritual marriage with me, takes place, which truly is the highest happiness for the soul of man, because my love power can now continually flow over and the soul is in this way blissfully happy. In the spiritual kingdom such a union is indescribably solemn and makes happy, the union can also take place on earth, but man as such just feels a peace in himself and the feeling of security at the father heart, because through his love to me also his faith in my love, wisdom and omnipotence is alive and he knows no earthly worries any longer in this awareness. An increased measure of happiness would be unbearable for him on earth, as long as he still has to fulfil earthly duties and therefore stands actively in life. In the spiritual kingdom however every barrier falls between me and my creatures. Then a happy union takes place, accompanied by unimaginable light radiation, which puts the being again into the original state, in which it could freely create and fashion according to its will. And this state is the aim of every creature, to which I want to help it. You can only reach this aim through intimate connection with me in spirit and in truth, and this is the spiritual communion, which you are to strive for in your heart only, to which you need no outer signs and customs, because this act of union with me only calls for a union of the spirit spark in you with the father spirit from eternity and this union can only take place in the heart, at every place and at any time – wherever the heart desires me quite glowing with love, there I will also be and marry this heart. Amen. B.D. NR. 4814.
Book 55 4815
Teachers must be taught by God himself.
10. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4815.
Who has the gift to hear the word of God through the voice of the spirit, he wins a knowledge in this way, which enables him to be active as teacher of his fellowmen; because he is taught by God himself. He has indeed received no particular school wisdom, and will therefore rarely be acknowledged as teacher, he will nevertheless be able to enlighten fellowmen, what teachers, trained through study, often are not able to do, particularly then, when deeper problems are to be solved, which depend on an impartation of truth directly from God. Furthermore disputed questions are often to be resolved, which caused dissentions of the church and which will always remain a controversial matter. To give enlightenment about it is only possible to a man taught by God, and everyone seriously striving for truth must acknowledge the logic of the explanation of the one taught on the part of God and declare it as the only acceptable answer. And then the proof is given that the right answer is to be sought and found by God only. Through however much eager study man will not be able to get hold of wisdoms, which he receives through an instruction through the spirit. But they will be respected too little; too little truth is checked or truth striven for. Nevertheless a servant taught by God must use his ability; he also must seek to impart to his fellowmen the knowledge he has received; he again and again must compare the spiritual results with the teachings of the others; he must everywhere, where error is recognizable, step out with truth and point men to it and recommend to them, to get into contact with God through intimate prayer and to ask him himself for information in the disputed question. And he will always receive the answer, but it will be supplied to him appearing completely naturally, so that he now again must let his will become active himself, to carry out a check of the material offered as well as also that of the attacked knowledge. The servant taught by God is in possession of truth, what would also not be conceivable otherwise, and he will be able to give answer to every question; he will be able to work enlightening, where there is still darkness, because his thinking is illuminated by God, and like lightning he becomes aware of every wrong doctrine, every erroneous faith principle, and just as fast also of the correction of that what exerts poisoning influence as error on men. But who is in possession of pure truth through God’s great love and omnipotence, he does not hesitate, to also give it to fellowmen, and for that reason a seeking person will not have to seek long, so a bearer of truth will step into his way and instruct him, and happy those who listen to his voice, who accept what God himself sends to them through his messengers, through his disciples, whom he chooses himself to carry the Gospel into all the world. Amen. B.D. NR. 4815.
Book 55 4816
Justice of God. Guilt and atonement. Subjection – redemption.
11. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4816.
All creatures, which are in the state of free will, have reached a certain level of cognition, i.e., they are able to receive certain knowledge. But whether it is comprehensible to them, whether it is really putting them into the state of cognition, depends on how man uses his free will. Because the state of cognition is the sign of ascent development of man; it is a degree of maturity of the soul, which the free will of man is to strive for and which is therefore not allotted to him arbitrarily. But the ascent development is the result of a way of life according to the will of God, and God’s will is a life in love. Consequently only a man active in love can stand in cognition; therefore the higher knowledge can only be then acquired, when man devotes himself to a way of life in love. But then he will have understanding for everything; he will just need to deal mentally with a question, and also the right answer will be sent to him mentally – he will truthfully think and win rich knowledge. But there will also be problems, which solution depends on divine support, because the human intellect would actually not cope with it for ever, because they require the spiritual rebirth of man; they require a degree of maturity, which is not often found with men. But God never refuses the answer to such questions, when they are asked in all seriousness. He alone can also offer to men the incomprehensible so, that it becomes comprehensible to them, when they ask him intimately for it, but a certain faith is always necessary, which also accepts what appears incomprehensible, as long as man is still of a not awakened spirit, because everything is comprehensible to the awakened spirit. (13.1.1950) There is nothing, what would not let God’s love recognize, what would not have love as reason. But the justice of God cannot get eliminated, because the perfection of God causes it. And thus a great problem is already resolved: The redemption of mankind through Christ. On the one side stood an extremely great sin, on the other side the eternal divinity, at which the spiritual became guilty. But the sin was therefore so great, because the spiritual possessed the cognition, therefore did not sin as result of lack cognition. This sin also challenged the justice of God, because the perfection of God can never depart from his basic principle – atonement for every offence against the divine order, which took place with the defection of the spiritual from God. But the atonement was unspeakable severe, because the sin was endless severe. The distance from God resulted in the weakening of the spiritual. The spiritual lost all power; it no longer could go uphill a steep way out of own power, but constantly sank deeper, until a light being pitied these spiritual beings, until it helped this weak, sunken, before it completely got lost in the deep. The light being wanted to atone for the sin; it wanted to sacrifice itself for the unhappy beings, which now threatened to fail after the endless long course of development now in the stage as man, because they were powerless. And this light being descended to earth – a child of God embodied itself as man to help fellowmen. The light being stood in contact with God, and it knew about the unhappy state of the beings, which walked on earth and forgot their actual purpose. But the light being also knew a way, which led out of this unhappy state. It knew about everything, what took place in the spiritual kingdom, on earth and under the earth, i.e. about the lot of those, who dwelled in the deep. And as itself coming from the kingdom of light, it wanted to get men the same enviable state. But it came across a great resistance. A being from darkness worked against the being of light with word and act. It bound there where the light being wanted to lose, i.e., the being of darkness had great influence on men and urged them to their thinking, wanting and acting. But latter did not comply with the will of God, therefore the being of darkness worked in God-opposing mind, and man would have to resist its influence, when he wanted to make good his former wrong against God. But man was too weak for it; he was so to speak bound through the will of the opponent of God. If now redemption from his power was to come into existence for men, then a being had to face him, which had strong willpower at its disposal, which consciously stood by God and took up his power and might in the fight against him. And this being was Jesus Christ; he was that light being embodied as man, which was extremely strong in will and placed a weapon in opposition to the opponent, against which he was powerless. Love, which connected Jesus with God, and made him to the receiver of power out of God. And so he was superior to the opponent, and he liberated innumerable men out of the yoke of the dark power. (14.1.1950) But the yoke existed in that respect that man, being able to decide up or down, felt the greatest incentive down through the influence of him, to whom he owed his state of imperfection, that he therefore derived pleasure from everything, what was God-adverse, that he strove for everything, what pleases the body and pulls the soul down. The thinking, feeling and wanting of man the opponent of God sought to win for himself, and he then came across little resistance, because in man all urges found themselves again, which were the principle of the opponent. Man was so to speak in bondage to that power, which did not release him, but always besieged him more and more, so that he always carried out its wishes and always went more and more away from God. Man was a weak creature, whose will was bound, why he could not defend himself – what well could have very easily be possible, so he had used love as counter power, against which the opponent of God is powerless. For that reason one had to come as rescuer, who proved to men for the first time, that a breaking away from the opponent is well possible, but only through love, which earns man power for resistance, therefore results in will power. He further had to enlighten men about their life assignment, because through the influence of the opponent of God they lacked all knowledge. The redeemer out of spiritual trouble therefore had to bring the light and impart power to men. He had to help them to freedom; he had to remove the chains from the bound, from which they alone could not extricate themselves. The work of redemption of Christ only affects the spiritual state of men, which was so indescribable low, that a rising out of own power was impossible – exactly through the lack of love. And for that reason Jesus Christ instructed first men, and gave them as the most important the love command, so that men could bring themselves into the possession of power and light. But then he acquired through his death on the cross a spiritual base, i.e. a treasure of favour, which every man can raise, who believes in him and his work of redemption. He acquired reinforcement of the will for the weak in will and forgiveness of their sin. With pleasure God saw the work of love of a man, and he granted him fulfilment of the request, which the man Jesus presented to him for his fellowmen. He was satisfied with the death of a man, who wanted to rescue fellowmen from spiritual death. The love of the God-man Jesus was so strong, that it was satisfaction to the eternal divinity, which longed for the love of all men. He gave his blood for the sins of mankind; he extinguished the sin with his blood, but please note – only of those, who acknowledge him and his work of redemption and want to belong to the crowd of the redeemed, otherwise all spiritual would already be redeemed, but could then not reach the state of perfection, which depends on the free test of will. Amen. B.D. NR. 4816.
Book 55 4817
Disfigurement of the pure teaching of Christ. Free will.
15. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4817.
What I have spoken to you men on earth that should remain preserved in all pureness. So it was my will, and for that reason I gave you the promise at the same time that I remain with you in the spirit and therefore wanted to watch over, what is announced on earth as my word. But this promise was directed only at those, whose will was turned fully towards me; it was directed at those, who longed for me in the heart and saw in me the father from eternity. But I never could and wanted to bind the will of men, and so it was also not to be prevented that the will of men disfigured my pure teaching, that things were added to and omitted, what was right to these men, and thereby my word lost its pureness, that it was intermingled with additional work of men and therefore also lost power and effect, which originally adhered to my word and so long, as the teaching was divine, therefore free from the work of men. The human will I do not make unfree. But it is understandable, that this will was influenced by my opponent, as soon as a man made himself a slave to him through thinking, wanting and acting. It is understandable, that no truth can flow any longer out of the mouth of an evil man, as also the thinking of him must be opposed to truth, so he harmonizes more with my opponent than with me. The power of my opponent is great, but again not so great, that men must become slaves to him. Their will alone determines the influence on the soul of man. And therefore pure truth soon had become illusory, where men did not let me myself be present through their will, their love and their way of life. But I remain with you in spirit. I was and am always present, where the door of the heart is opened to me and residence prepared. And there I will also always speak words of love and truth, and who therefore hears me in the heart, who lets me speak to him through the spirit, he will always stand in pure truth and does not need to fear, that he receives untruth. And so a constant purification of the teaching takes place, which is announced on earth as teaching of Christ and is no longer in accordance with pure truth, which is no longer that, what it was at the time of my earth walk. "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away in eternity." But only the pure word out of me lasts; but the word changed through man declines, even so it has a long existence through the will of man, but it will never be able to withstand truth, when it starts to shine in the brightest light. Because pure truth is like a sharp sword, which defeats everything, what does not submit to it. Truth will win, because it is from me, I who am eternal truth myself. Amen. B.D. NR. 4817.
Book 55 4818
Announcement of judgement. Forbearance of God.
17. January 1950 B.D. NR. 4818.
For the sake of the few, who are still undecided, I still hesitate with my obvious appearance, and that causes you to doubt my word or to deny the divine origin of the word sent to earth. I certainly have a great forbearance; I take into account the weak, undecided; I seek to still rescue many before the ruin and therefore apply all means, to win them round, and so I still refrain from my project. But once the time has expired, and you men will no longer have to wait long, then word for word will be fulfilled to the regret of unspeakable many men, but for you to the confirmation of that, what I have announced to you. You are not to doubt; even so one day passes after the other, without bringing the announced judgement. Today you can still live in the midst of the bustle of the world in pleasure and joy, and tomorrow already a horror can fill you in the face of the destruction around you, you who stay alive. Still today peace can be everywhere and tomorrow already the strongest storm, to which everything falls victim. Just believe, that I myself speak to you, your God and creator, your father from eternity, so the revelations from above are sent to you; believe, that this only happens, because you stand close to the end and I want to rescue you, by me sending my word to you. Understand it, that I had to choose servants on earth for me, because you are lacking in truth and without truth you cannot be happy. Take every word of this my revelation seriously and believe it, that the end is near, although the world would like to instruct you otherwise. I certainly leave everything go its course and do not hinder my opponent, so he wants to pull you into his nets, by him enticing you with the joys of the world, exactly for that reason I send my messengers to you, who are to warn and admonish you, not to become a slave to the world; listen to them, do not unwillingly turn away from them, consider every word of them and prepare yourselves, because the day is already alarmingly close, which disturbs you out of the life of peace and comfortableness, which you strive for and know to get hold of. It is not the right life, which you lead, because the world pulls you down. Do not seek to daze or to deceive yourselves; truth will become visible alarmingly, because there is no existence of the lie and consequently also no continued existence of that, what belongs to the kingdom of the opponent, who shrinks from truth and seeks to suppress it. For that reason I warn you once again to reject my word carelessly or to have a low opinion of it. Very soon you will think of my word and recognize in me him, who rules the world and steers the fate of all of you, who has spoken words of love to you, and which you did not receive as words of the father, because the voice of the world was preferred to be heard by you. Wake up, you who still sleep, and prepare yourselves for the day, which comes so certain, as my word fulfils itself, because it is eternal truth. Amen. B.D. NR. 4818.
Book 55 4819
Spiritual change. Last Judgement.
18. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4819.
The world stands before a change, i.e., everything what is worldly on earth, experiences a total change in material sense through a process of destruction, and only the spiritual is of continued existence and survives the process of the work of destruction and works on in another formation on a new work of creation. The earth therefore renews itself; it emerges from the work of destruction in a completely new fashioning and is again inhabited by men, who partly come from the old earth and partly also emerge out of this old race in high spiritual maturity. It is a conclusion of a development period, which will take place in a short time. A redemption period comes to an end, and a new begins, but so basically different from the old one, that exactly of a change can be spoken of, before mankind stands, which is to be understood pure spiritually and also earthly. The spiritual low of men causes a dissolving and new forming of all that, what holds spiritual, so that no standstill or retrogression occurs in the ascent development of the spiritual. The will of man is always taken into account, i.e., that lot is allotted to him, what his will strives for. And since men in the last time are just only hunters of matter, they themselves become what they desire – the hardest matter encloses their soul and does no longer release it until the spiritual is again redeemed through the will of God out of hardest form, until it is mature to dwell in less hard formation, and now slowly develops up in the mandatory state, until it again steps into the stage as man, in which it can redeem itself finally, when it wants. But the time period of such development period is so great, that man in the short earth life time can perceive no obvious end of creation and he consequently does not want to acknowledge an end of a period, a spiritual point of change, and he therefore also does not take his spiritual development seriously. And so mankind also now does not want to believe, that it stands shortly before the ending of an earth period, and it does not recognize the great danger, which lies in wait for it – it does not know it or does not want to believe it, that the earth devours all of them, who are still closely connected with matter, so that they completely forget God about it. They do not want to believe it and will therefore be surprised, when all signs point to it, that the day is approaching, that the earth experiences its last days. Because God will still appear obviously before, and who is not completely stubborn, will also recognize him. But most of them have to expect the fate, which is announced to them, that the earth opens itself and devours, what cannot pass before God’s eyes. And a new earth emerges, which is inhabited by those, who remain loyal to God and persevere in greatest trouble until the end, because they believe in him and in his word. Amen. B.D. NR. 4819.
Book 55 4820
State in the hereafter.
19. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4820.
Have you once stridden through the gates of death, so you will no longer feel the bodily cover, but you can move around easily and freely; you will not be prevented from staying where you want; force of no sort will be exerted on you. And nevertheless also this state can be agonizing for you, and indeed, when you are in darkness, when it is lightless around you and you are able to see nothing. This spiritual blindness is connected to complete powerlessness and with a weakness of will, which cannot arise from its lethargy. There is therefore nothing perceptible from the outside, what influences you, but a fetter can still be in yourselves, which prevents you from life, i.e. from an activity according to God’s will, which however all those souls are allowed to carry out, who are sensitive to light at the vacating of earth and are therefore transferred to a kingdom, where they are allowed to always see more beautiful things. (20.1.1950) To inhabit this kingdom with all splendours is an immeasurable happiness for the souls departed from life, because they leave behind every earthly, heavy, full of grief, and imperfect and are now in association with the souls of spirit beings, which are full of love, wisdom and power. And from now on the soul takes part thereby and always sees new things and things fascinating its spiritual senses; it sees creations, which are extremely marvellous to see in its form and cannot be compared with earthly creations. Moreover it is no longer bound to time and space; it can stay where it wants and put itself both in past and future. There is no space and time law for it, as soon as the soul has become perfect, therefore has found entrance into the kingdom of light. Nevertheless also there the degrees of light are different, what stimulates to always more eager striving and also unites the beings with each other, to be able to create and shape with united power. The work in love is also in this kingdom highest law, why the light beings are active for each other in perfect harmony, giving happiness and receiving happiness. But their constant work is meant for the souls of darkness, which they know in extreme trouble, and would like to instruct helpingly. Where spiritual darkness is, there is also no life urge; the beings are completely apathetic, when they are not glowing with anger and revengeful and are in constant fight with each other. Latter need endless time until they come to rest and fall into the apathetic state. But only then they can be helped on the part of the light beings. In opposition to these the imperfect beings are mostly full of self-love and therefore scarcely accessible to instructions, which have the law of love as content. But the light beings are full of patience and never get tired to help them, so that almost always it is to reckon with a spiritual ascent, where the beings have given up their bad habits and no longer seek to tear each other to pieces. The state of apathy is always a pre-stage of the awakening out of sleep, and only a loving support is needed, that also these souls get an idea of light and become seeing. But it often lasts a long time, because also in the spiritual kingdom free will is put first, which must remain untouched, if the being is to be happy. Amen. B.D. NR. 4820.
Book 55 4821
Favour of inner enlightenment.
21. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4821.
The favour of inner enlightenment proves the right relationship to me, otherwise my spirit could not express itself in man, because only where a child has entered the right connection with the father can the child hear the voice of the father. As spiritual living beings with awareness and free will you men bear a little spark of my God spirit in you, but as long as isolated from me, as your will is not yet directed to me. But so long also this spirit spark is inactive; it slumbers in a cover, which makes its work impossible, because the divine power does not assert itself by force, but only then becomes effective, when it no longer finds resistance. And whether I now also so to speak am in you, because this spirit spark is after all my share, so you can still feel nothing of me, as long as you want to feel nothing. Your will alone creates the right state; your will alone must establish the right child relationship to the father, then also the union of the spirit spark with the father spirit is established, and then the child hears every expression of the father through the spirit in it. But who faces the father as child, he also does his will, and so the way of life of a man, who wants to hear my voice in him, must also be in accordance of my will, and who does the will of the father, to him also belongs his love, which again as power has an effect on his soul and helps it to perfection. The power is now expressed in form of my word, in enlightened thinking and speaking – in the ability to accept my word and to be again announcer of my word to fellowmen. Everything therefore what man does for the kingdom of God, every spiritual work, is the proof of power flowing to him out of me, which therefore is utilized in the work for me and my kingdom and earns man himself increased soul maturity. You are therefore not allowed to expect a bodily feeling of power, so the talk is of power supply, but you must see your spiritual development, the progress in knowledge, the gift to teach or to enlighten fellowmen, as effect of the power transmission from me, and then you will also recognize the truth of my word and withdraw the power out of the word itself, because then it secures for you increased knowledge, with which you can again be eagerly active for my kingdom. But also bodily the power supply is noticeable, because I increase the earthly power of every child, so it wants to use this power for the father. Even so the faith tests of my servants on earth are not been spared, so I do not let them really become unable to the work, by me diminishing the life power for them. Because their tasks are important and their help to fellowmen urgently necessary, for that reason I provide my servants on earth also with earthly power, so that they can also carry out the work in my vineyard. Because the last time requires active and loyal workers, who are so intimately connected to me, that I can work in them through the spirit; because they are to serve as model to all, who are willing to establish the right relationship with me, to all, who want to come to the father as children and speak to him. They are to give the proof that the father leans towards each one child, which comes to him in love and lives in his will. Because my love longs for the creatures, which have come forth of me and I do not want to lose for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 4821.
Book 55 4822
God's plan of salvation.
21. January 1950. B.D. NR 4822.
What is decided in my plan of salvation takes irrevocably place because my wisdom recognized the necessity of this to bring that what once had become apostate to perfection. The time for every single event is fixed since eternity because the will of the spiritual was also apparent to me since eternity so that I also recognized in what length of time a process of development is to be regarded as ended or failed, which is why always new phases of development begin when no results are getting attained. Since it is now evident to me that and when men fail, it is fixed since eternity when a new earth period begins and the old is ended. And this time will be kept because a giving up of the plan would only have a bad effect on the spiritual and my constant concern is meant for only these beings that are in great trouble due to their imperfection. The conclusion of an earth period is therefore timed and cannot be put off by human will, but human will can shape the way of the end of a development phase to a less painful one when he would be willing to submit to my will so that a destruction of the old earth would more befall the spiritual that is still bound in the creation while the man who tries to live according to my will could earn the reward for this in a painless going over to the spiritual kingdom or also in the sudden transfer onto a newly born creation. A will submitting to me does not need such strong means of upbringing and the time of the end of the earth could come up to men without a trace of fright. But that it comes, men can no longer stop in spite of a possible change of will. For this is determined since eternity. Men can well shake off the belief in it, but then only to their own detriment. But when man believes, then he can decrease the dreads for himself even if he cannot completely avert them for the sake of the fellow human beings. But as he as an individual submits to my will, he is specially protected by me and that, that is completely insubordinate to me along with its lord cannot cause harm to his soul although he will be also harassed earthly. But on his own such a believing man is strong because my power flows through him and he feels safe and secure under my protection. I inform the ones that are mine about my eternal plan of salvation; I announce the near end to them; I point out its signs to them and give them the promises of my help, my presence and my coming in greatest trouble. And he who believes these my words, he will survive the times of the end without his soul coming to harm; he will have no need to be worried, because his faith gives him the right to my help; his faith gives him power and favour that he remains loyal to me and holds out until the end. Amen. B.D. Nr. 4822.
Book 55 4823
Purpose of creation. Re-engendering into matter.
25. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4823.
An extremely wise creator was at work, when the fallen spiritual was in farthest God-distance and had cut off for itself every way back through the most severe sin, through the spurning of his love power in arrogance and thirst for power. The infinite love of God thought of means and ways to guide this spiritual, having become sinful, again back, and his wisdom recognized a way for successful – the course through the whole creation, through forms, which had to serve each other and so fulfilled the purpose, which was set for them. His love and wisdom therefore formed out of his power outer covers for the fallen spiritual, which were to stimulate it to serving activity, and these works of creation were destined to achieve an ascent development in stages, by which the spiritual in it so to speak could serve in the mandatory state and in this way decrease the distance from God more and more. These forms, therefore divine works of creation, are so varied, that they can hold all immature spiritual, therefore can also take in and again release, through their natural growing and passing, the most different spiritual entities, until these entities have reached a certain degree of maturity. The divine creator saw all possibilities of a maturation process, and for that reason the creation is also so varied and comprises works of creation in all degrees of maturity, but for him alone it is apparent, which success the spiritual can record; he alone knows about the many stations, which it must walk through, until it arrives at the stage of free will as man. He determines the time period of all creations; he determines the activity of each one of the works, and he alone recognizes the degree of maturity, which then makes the embodiment as man possible. But he saw also the negative successes; he saw the spiritual, which was already almost in his nearness, again sinking back into the deep, because it had free will at its disposal, which God respects and which the being however once again abuses. His creations testify to superb wisdom, therefore ways of development are to be taken, which could guarantee a secure success, but he leaves fullest freedom to man; he does not force him, to acknowledge him and to subordinate himself to him, but as he also does not abandon the being completely to his opponent, but constantly makes an effort, to help it up, so that it is happy. God’s infinite love and superb wisdom certainly recognizes and creates all possibilities to the perfection of the spiritual, but free will is decisive, whether the ascent development occurs in the stage as man or the spiritual remains in resistance and sinks again into the deep and must again start the course of development. (26.1.1950) The re-engendering into solid matter only occurs then, when a creation period has found its conclusion, when therefore all creations release the spiritual, they are dissolved through God’s will for this purpose, what means destruction of the work of creation, where the ascent development has started. God’s wisdom and love lets again new creations come into being, which are again suitable through the purpose assigned to them, to help the spiritual bound in it to the ascent development. Then the interrupted course of development is continued, again with the same aim, the stage of free will as man, where the perfection or the renewed defection can take place, because the love of God again approaches the being and can be accepted or also rejected. Before God thousand years are like one day. And with infinite forbearances and patience he looks after the beings, and when innumerable development phases are necessary, so a being remains particularly stubborn in the resistance to him - he again and again gives new possibilities to it, until it finally has reached its destination, until it has found back to him, from whom it once took its start. Amen. B.D. NR. 4823.
Book 55 4824
Who does not forsake God, him also he does not forsake.
28. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4824.
Do not forsake me, so you do not want to be forsaken by me, because who walks from me, him I do not keep back, but his way is then no longer mine; it leads away from me and ends in loneliness. Only who stays with me, his aim is secure – it is eternal life. But of what use is life on earth, so you walk along without me. It certainly can offer you earthly joys, it can be life completely according to your wish, you can possess everything what you desire, but if you live it without me, then some-one else stands in my place, then some-one walks constantly at your side, who never leaves you out and who pushes you on a way, which indeed appears extremely attractive to you, however leads into darkness. And darkness is your award, so you leave me. I certainly love you, but I do not keep you, so you want to part from me, because what I require from you is just your love, which you are to give to me out of free will. But then you will truly find deepest counter love, and it will make you happy also on earth. But if you part from me, so that is also your free will, and you are not hindered by me, although I know that it is not beneficial for you. True life can only be with me; only my love can give you true life. So you therefore live on earth without me, so you are truly dead; it is just a pretence life which you lead, to which my opponent helps you; he feigns a life to you, but you are truly dead, because I alone am life, and only I alone can give you life, because I alone hand out true life power, which only depends on love to me to be able to be received. But who loves me, he does not forsake me, and also I will not forsake him for ever. Who chooses me as his companion, his power will truly not flag, because life flows out from me and to him, who walks with me, because he loves me. Amen. B.D. NR. 4824.
Book 55 4825
Lack of Faith and Devils of the End-Time. Faith Struggle. The Coming of the Lord.
29. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4825.
The lack of faith will have an alarming effect in the last times before the end where people will just chase after earthly profit and never think of a God. Men will cheat and try to defraud one another, for the sake of matter they will display all bad desires, they will have no scruples about to harm the neighbour when they themselves only benefit from it. They will strive for increasing their goods and all their thinking will be only aimed at it. But they forget God, they do not believe in him and do not fear him, they do not believe in a future responsibility and punishment for their sins and therefore sin without thinking and fear of a judge. Earthly things are looking good for them because they are supported by the opponent of God who urges them on to greater and greater desire for material goods. Where the belief in God is lacking there he has great power, that is why the lack of faith is exceedingly alarming for men because they walk towards their ruin. Where faith is lacking there is also no love that alone could revive faith. Where love is lacking there men are blind in spirit, they know nothing, and what they know is wrong. Darkness is spread over mankind and earth is heading for the end. From the earthly point of view there is no trouble, men live in prosperity except a few that are still firm in faith and are antagonized by those. They are destined to a hard lot for a short time but they recognize by the prosperity of the fellow human beings that are without faith the most unmistakable sign of the end because it was predicted to them so that they stand firm in this trouble that earns them the belief in God. When the time has come where Satan is ruling visibly then also the end is no longer far because also this has been announced that the world is full of devils at the end and men will also behave like devils that do not believe and therefore bitterly challenge the believers. But then also the coming of the Lord is no longer far, then any day can bring the end because the Lord will come when the trouble is so great that the believers think to lose heart - when Satan believes he has won the game, when unbelief increases so uncontrollably that the believers have to fear for their life. Then the rescuer comes from above as it has been announced. He will come in the clouds and fetch home the ones that are his into the kingdom of peace and sit in a last judgement. Then the end has come where Satan is put in fetters and with him all who were in bondage to him. And a new earth will emerge that is inhabited by only strong believing men, men that remain loyal to God in the last faith struggle and now receive their reward - a life in paradise on the new earth. Amen. B.D. NR. 4825.
Book 55 4826
God’s extraordinary gift of favour.
30. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4826.
You may always be certain that you receive an extraordinary gift of favour, so the proof of my love for you is sent to you from above, and that you therefore can already on earth reach a high degree of maturity of the soul, so you just use the gift of favour right. I establish a relationship with you, that is certainly the right one from eternity, but it is not caused by your love to me, as it should be, but my extremely great love seizes you, you who do find to me out of own drive. And my word is the proof for it, because I speak, as a father speaks to his children; I present your spiritual trouble to you in all love; and warn and admonish you; I give you advice, what you are to do and what to leave; I announce my will to you so openly that you just need to live in accordance to it, to acquire my love for you. I therefore also come to the unworthy and approach him through the word - I help him that he becomes worthy of my love. I offer you a gift of immeasurable value, because you do nothing yourselves to acquire this gift for you. But without your will to work with my gift of favour, you will hardly feel a blessing from it, and so it is always still up to you, to experience the effect of my proof of love. Each one must himself become active, if my word is to bring him the blessing, which helps him up. I let much favour flow down to you, but you are not allowed to withdraw from this flow of favour; you must open yourselves that the favour may flow in the midst of your heart, then you will feel my love; you will give full expression to my word; the soul will have the advantage; it will mature in a short time; it will love me again with all power and as a result be filled with power itself. Because I aim to achieve that, that you recognize, through my proof of love from above, that I am your father from eternity, who loves his children and also wants to win their love – that he gives you a gift of favour, which is to lead you back to him, so that you remain with him until all eternity. Amen. B.D. NR. 4826.
Book 55 4827
Strong faith result of love.
31. January 1950. B.D. NR. 4827.
The power for faith you draw from love to me, or also, love makes faith alive. Everything will appear to you close to nature, therefore no longer unreal, as soon as love fills you, but you can only understand this then, so you have love in you; otherwise it is just words, which bear no life in them. I can only again and again point out to you that power emerges out of love; that you are able to do everything, so you stand in love and therefore can also then believe deeply, that you then call a living faith your own. Every prayer to me for power of faith I can only answer with the words: Love me, then you will also be able to believe – and love to me includes love to the neighbour. Consequently you just need to be good and helpful to the neighbour, and your faith will grow to that strength, which is unshakeable and withstands every onslaught. But if you have a deep, unshakeable faith, then you also feel me near you, then I am always present to you, and you are aware of it. As soon as you can talk to me, like a child speaks to the father, your faith is also strong and alive, because you will only speak to him, whom you acknowledge, and through prayer in spirit and in truth you prove your faith in me, and so you now practise long the intimate dialogue with me, you will also no longer be able to doubt, neither my word nor my love, nor all that what otherwise appears inacceptable to you. You then believe everything, because you feel it that your father only speaks truth and he loves his children. And because you believe in me, you will also do everything, what I request from you; you will live so, as it is pleasant to me. Love will fill all your whole being. Then the union with me takes place; then the spiritual life has become reality for you, while the earthly life passes you by like a state of dreaming, then you are so firmly connected to me, that a separation from me is no longer possible, then you can no longer speak of faith, but everything is knowledge for you, cognition, light. Every doubt, every unbelief is eliminated; you are completely penetrated by me and returned to the original state, which means light and happiness until all eternity. Amen. B.D. NR. 4827.
Book 55 4828
Need of reapers at the time of harvest.
2. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4828.
At the time of harvest many workers are needed, and for that reason each one is welcome for me, who offers his service to me. And each one is put into that place according to his ability, where he can work and do his duty according to his power. I reject no-one, because the work before the end is urgent and I also cannot have enough reapers, when the time of harvest has come. But their will and their loyalty they must give me; they must stand up as suitable servants for their Lord and receive his instructions, always in the firm will, to act accordingly and therefore do loyal services for me. But they are not to just carry out my will, but also make this their will to their own, i.e., they are to be themselves convinced by it that only through their work fellowmen can be helped, that therefore their spiritual work is not only carried out mechanically or on my behalf, but gives them themselves great pleasure, because they recognize this work as alone bringing in success for their soul. Everything, what my servants do for me and my kingdom must be carried out in fullest conviction, with eager devotion and in love, then only they are right servants, who I have chosen for me, to be active for me. Who only carries out his task forced, he will harvest no blessing; he will not be able to be the right guide of the blind, because he himself is not seeing. To serve me, means being active in love for fellowmen, to help them spiritually and bodily in their trouble. Because I do that out of my love, but my servants are to do it in my place; they are to represent me, therefore fulfil the will of their Lord, so he himself cannot express himself because of men, who could not bear me myself near them, because of the immature state of their soul. And to them I must speak through the mouth of man, and for it eager servants are to lend me their mouth, so that I can speak to those, so they need my word. There is much work in my vineyard; there are many uncultivated fields; that are the hearts of man, which are to be made receptive for a sowing, for the Gospel, which starts with me and is to lead men back to me. And who therefore spreads my Gospel, who enlightens fellowmen and makes them able to receive my word, who prepares their hearts to love and makes them therefore receptive for me myself, he is my servant and does the right services for me and will be blessed already on earth and in future in the spiritual kingdom, because he helps rescuing many souls from eternal death. He spreads light and illuminates so the way to me, the way to eternal life. Amen. B.D. NR. 4828.
Book 55 4829
Devoting time sacrificingly to God and spiritual work.
4. Febuary 1950. B.D. NR. 4829.
Make your time a sacrifice for me; think about that it is me, who gives it to you and who demands from you that you not only think of the world, but also of him. Who wants to serve me, he must be prepared to give up everything for me, and so he must also always be prepared for me, i.e., at any time wanting to be active for me as my servant, so I need his services. Therefore he must put aside everything else, when it is essential to work for me, when he feels it that I want to talk to him or send men into his way, to whom I want to announce myself. Before every work for the world, before every earthly activity he is to direct his thoughts to me, and if his striving to me is serious, then he feels in himself the inner urge for a work, which to do is my will. But he must want to hear my instructions; before every earthly activity he must come to me, so that I bless it for him. If I now need him for a work for me and my kingdom, then I allocate it to him, and he willingly complies with this instruction, i.e., he does that to which he feels urged inwardly. So first condition is that a man wants to serve me. Who pretends lack of time, he has no serious will for the work for me, because what makes him happy, for that he will also always find time, so he seriously wants it. Who desires to hear me, to him nothing is allowed to be beyond this gift of favour, and as soon as I recognize his desire for my word, I also always find means and ways to express myself to him. I give him the time, as soon as I recognize his serious desire for the dialogue with me. Men of the world cannot and do not want to understand it that I am the Lord over time and that I hand it out, as I want it – that I can shorten or extent the time, that I can make man capable, but as I also let the time pass uselessly through obstacles or failures of all work, when it is my will. How can you men then complain about lack of time, so you yourself shorten it for you, because you do not beg my blessing? What you sacrifice to me, I give you back hundredfold, and I say it to you again and again that I bless spiritual and earthly every sacrifice, which is made to me, by me blessing his work and he will truly do more and also gather spiritual treasures for himself, which are unattainable for the one working only earthly. But who sees the world only, who devotes all power and time only to it, he will in the end have worked only little, because he loses, what he possesses on earth, and nothing can replace the lost time for him, which he certainly believes having utilized, why he withheld it from me and acquired nothing for eternity. Amen. B.D. NR. 4829.
Book 55 4830
Fight between light and darkness.
5. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4830.
A constant fight rages between light and darkness, and there is no being on earth, which does not feel this fight, because no being is free, but besieged by some power, which it must fend off. Man feels this fight the most, because he becomes aware that he is in slavery, because that, what he strives for, is something else than he experiences. Only that he as man can also kill this awareness, or he can strive for the same, what grants him life. Then he stands on the side of darkness, because the power of light grants something else, than what gives earth life. Man must fight against the earthly, because it belongs to the kingdom of darkness; man must fight for the kingdom of light; he must put himself on the side of that power, which is light itself. The fight between light and darkness is therefore synonymous with the wresting of the spiritual out of the deep up; it is synonymous with the overcoming of earthly matter on the side of man, to attain spiritual goods. It is further synonymous with the reshaping of the being, which is initially full of carnality and desires, to love with all its virtues. It means so to speak the change of the spiritual, which acknowledged the opponent of God as lord and now breaks away from him, to belong to God. It means therefore, that God himself faces his opponent to extract the spiritual from him, which he wants to misappropriate. And the light will win. God will defeat his opponent; with his help he will assist all entity, that it breaks away from his power; he and with him all the spiritual full light stands on the side of the helpless, spiritual oppressed by the opponent of God, to redeem it. The power of God and of light would alone be enough, to render harmless the opponent and to lead the spiritual to the light, but the free will of it stands against it, and for that reason a fight must be waged, not to break the will, but to change it. But such a fight is only to be won through love – otherwise it would have been brought to an end with success a long time ago. But not power decides in this fight between light and darkness, but love only, which must be so strong that it bends the will, that the will lets love defeat it. Love extracts from the opponent, what he keeps bound; love is that weapon of the fight, to which the opponent is not equal to. Love is God himself, to whom he must subjugate himself. Where love is weak, there the opponent of God has the upper hand; there rages darkness and seeks to drive out the light. Earth life is a walk through dark terrain, which must be illuminated by man himself, who must shape himself to love to chase away darkness around him. He himself must wage the fight against darkness, against everything, what, as connected with earth, is share of the opponent of God. He must let love flare up in himself, and since it means the presence of God himself, he will pass every fight against darkness triumphantly. Man himself determines the fight of light against darkness, but always only with the help of God and of the light beings, which he makes himself through love to co-fighters, which win every fight against darkness. Amen. B.D. NR. 4830.
Book 55 4831
Confessing before the world. Declaring the name of Jesus.
6. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4831.
Declare yourselves for me and do not hesitate to speak out my name openly, so your comment to the faith and to me is demanded. Because the confessing with the heart draws me myself to your side, and then all fear falls from you, and you speak openly and without fear about things of faith, about my teaching, about my work at and in you yourselves and also about the future. You then tear down a wall; the wall of silence, behind which much can hide and which is therefore suitable for the veiling of truth. Speak fearlessly, wherever it may be, because I myself lead you there, where you are called upon to confess me. No long time passes anymore, until the world will mock you, you who still believe in God, in a life after death, because the world people defect more and more, and everything is unreal for them, what is not visible or tangible to them. An open hostility develops from these world people to the believers, who, as constant target, can hardly protect themselves against the hostilities. But this should not make you fearful; it must come so, because the time is fulfilled, where a separation takes place from mine and the followers of my opponent, who seeks to suffocate all faith in me and to whom they are enslaved. But know that I myself am with you, in the spirit as well as also visibly, where it is necessary. Know that you are far stronger than those, and may they also numerically be superior to you. Because so I fight at your side, you will never be able to be defeated. But openly and without fear you must stand up for me, so that the enemy recognizes, who gives you power, because it will be obvious, that you experience extraordinary help. Just speak out my name full of faith, so you are besieged; hold my name towards your attackers; call me with heart and mouth and fear no earthly power – and to all, who are of good will, who want to be mine, I will give power, as I have promised. In the name of your divine redeemer you have a weapon, which truly cannot be surpassed, because, who musters faith in me in the time of the end, possessed my whole love. And who confesses me before the world, he also proves to me his unshakable faith, and I look after him very particularly. Very soon you will be forced to confess yourselves or to reject, then do not become fearful before the worldly power, but just think of my words: Who confesses me before the world, him I will also confess before my father. You will be forced to the decision for Jesus Christ or against him. Then joyfully confess him before the world, because only through Jesus you can reach me; only through faith in his work of redemption and his help you can approach me, the father, whose love wants to unite itself with everybody, as it has united itself with Jesus, who has redeemed the world from sin though his great love. Amen. B.D. NR. 4831.
Book 55 4832
Test of the power of faith. Miracle healings.
7. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4832.
You must test the power of faith, so that you can also support the truth of my word to the world. As soon as you yourselves stand in living faith, as soon as you know that I grant every prayer, which is sent up to me full of trust, you can ask me for what you want; your faith itself guarantees you the fulfilment. The request must only rise up out of a loving heart, therefore that, what you ask, must serve the well-being of the neighbour; it must be based on love towards him and is never allowed to spring from self-love. Do every faith test. Where your help is necessary, there grant it, and what you are not able to do out of own power, that present to me and ask for the power necessary for it. Know, that I never withhold it for you, so you just believe and want to work in love. Pure, selfless love must cause you to help, which you want to do, then you will be filled with power and no longer doubt the success of that, what would otherwise be impossible for you as man only. Every doubt, every timidity, every inhibition is the result of too weak faith. Then I cannot fulfil the prayer for you, otherwise I would become disloyal to myself, I who have made the fulfilment depending on a strong faith. The power is to come from you yourselves, so that fellowmen recognize, what a strong faith is able to do. Faith can move mountains. But such faith is no longer found with you men, and because of that these words appear to you as meaningless words. But you can do the test at any time, so you just let me be present in you through love, which then also makes faith strong and unshakable through its power. So you feel me myself in you, not the slightest doubt of success will befall you, and then you work with me, and nothing can fail you. Every act will then certainly be regarded as miracle before the eye of the world, but it is just the natural result of an intimate union with me, which now also makes you to receivers of power in unlimited measure. Believe and pass a faith test, and prove to fellowmen the power of faith – not, to work miracles, but in compassionate neighbourly love you are to use this power of faith, which lets you truly be powerful, because it is I, whom you now cause to the expression of power and who never ever lets a strong faith be wrecked. Help demanding people will approach you, do not refuse them the requests; help them, by you laying the hands on them in my name. Help them in this way also to firm faith, and instruct them that faith only becomes alive through love. I put the great hopes in you, my disciples of the time of the end, to still win souls, which find back to faith for the sake of faith, which you possess and which proves my existence to them. Help these souls, because you can do it, so you just connect intimately with me, to receive power from me, which enables you to every achievement. Test yourselves the power of faith, and you will be able to work to the blessing of fellowmen for me and my kingdom. Amen. B.D. NR. 4832.
Book 55 4833
Voice of the conscience. Love command. Knowledge.
8. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4833.
What is necessary for you on earth for the reaching of the aim, that I send to you in richest measure, so that the maturation of the soul is not impossible for you. But I also know for eternity for each one the measure of favour, which he uses. Consequently I also know, which means serve him and how he gets ready for them. For that reason also the different life fates, but which are all ways to the aim, to the last completion, when man walks on them and strives up. Life on earth consists for each one in another activity, which earns his successes or failures. The most different occupations produce ambitious men, who are intent on earthly successes, who therefore also make different demands on life according to their successes, which however are mostly meant for the sense of well-being of the body. But this earthly striving brings in no spiritual ascent development for them, why this is therefore completely independent of the living conditions and of the efficiency of a man. To progress spiritually, just a way of life according to my will is necessary, and this way of life every man can lead, whether poor or rich, whether high or low, whether young or old, whether clever or limited in his knowledge. I have laid into the heart an admonished for men, so that each one also knows by himself, what is good and evil, because he knows exactly, how each act has an effect for himself. Who pays attention to this admonisher, who therefore listens to the voice of his conscience, he also walks the right way, which leads to the aim. But the voice of conscience is only trained through up-bringing, through instructions, through receiving of my word, in short, through a knowledge, which is imparted to each one of you through the Gospel, which is announced to you in word and script. This Gospel announces my will to you, which unites itself in one command: Love God above everything and the neighbour as yourselves. Who fulfils this command, he lives in my order, and his spiritual ascent is certain for him. He can also be without deeper knowledge, so his soul still matures. But he can also receive knowledge from me. Men are so given, as they want to utilize the favour sent to them. Who wants to hand out much, will receive much; but who only lives for himself, but this in my eternal order, he will also be able to be ignorant on earth, but not be empty in spiritual goods, because he will stand in brightest light, therefore be knowing and full of power, as soon as he lays down his bodily cover. To become perfect on earth, for that no particular knowledge belongs, but only the will to unselfish neighbourly love, and every man can muster this, who strives to me, who listens to the admonisher in the heart, who fulfils my will, because he feels that I only then like him, when he is good to fellowmen out of own drive, when he offers that love to me and the neighbour, which I demand of him, and for that reason have given to men the love command as most important command. Amen. B.D. NR. 4833.
Book 55 4834
The marriage valid before God.
10. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4834.
The blessing of God is absolutely necessary for the marriage partnership; otherwise a marriage is certainly regarded as concluded on earth, however not in heaven. What gets together on earth in unbelief in a creator and preserver of all things, in the God and father from eternity, that can lay no claim to the blessing of God. That does not acknowledge God, and therefore also God does not acknowledge a union, although it is concluded legally on earth, i.e. all formalities are complied with, which a marriage ceremony demands. Only when both step before God with the request to bless their union, when both acknowledge God as heir Lord, to whom they strive in love, they can also be certain of his blessing, because God is present where he is desired; he is as it were witness of a union, which is based on love to each other. And so it is certainly understandable that only few marriages can lay claim to be regarded as been concluded before God, because also a church act does not replace the fulfilment of the conditions made by God. Because a church act can also be carried out with people, who bind themselves without love for the sake of earthly advantages, to which God never ever gives his blessing. Marriage is a holy institution, which has been made by God for the reproduction of the human family, as also for the common maturation of souls, which are attached to each other in love. But marriage is not to be seen as an association entered into business like, to just being able to indulge in carnality or to obtain earthly advantages. Marriage is also no state, which can be broken off or changed as you like. What is lawfully connected before God, i.e., to which the blessing of God was begged in concurrent will, that also remains connected before God for ever and can earthly be dissolved through death only and experience a separation temporarily. But mostly such marriage partners also connect in the spiritual kingdom and strive up together. The joining together of spiritually like-minded souls is the highest happiness and aim both on earth as also in the hereafter, and what has once connected in love, also remains connected until all eternity. But only rarely there are such true marriages concluded before God. And for that reason deep happiness and spiritual agreement is found so rarely on earth, because men, in their carnality, do not pay attention to such, but are satisfied with pure bodily sympathy, but which can never be called a deep love and also never lasts. Only who intimately begs God’s blessing, he enters into a right marriage valid before God, and these live in harmony of souls until the death of their body and also in eternity. Amen. B.D. NR. 4834.
Book 55 4835
Entity like divinity.
12. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4835.
You men certainly seek to form an idea of me as the most perfect entity, as greatest spirit of infinity, but you will never be able to fathom my nature as man on earth. You just know limited things, because you are yourselves imperfect beings, which are bound to a form, and therefore you also imagine the highest entity as a form, certainly in another measure, luminous and powerful. You cannot imagine that there is no limit for me, that I fill the whole universe and nevertheless am an entity. And what is not imaginable to you, you do not want to accept as truth. I fill the whole universe with power, but which must have an entity as original source, because power has a building up effect, therefore is applied in the recognizing of its effect for the arising and preserving of all creation, whether spiritually or earthly visible. All power must therefore be directed wisely; otherwise it would develop with elemental force and cause greatest harm. Therefore the original source of power must be a thinking entity, the wisdom of which knows every effect and therefore assigns to every work of creation its purpose, what is not to be expected from a power alone. You must believe in this entity in me, otherwise I cannot speak with you, because you do not listen to my voice. Infinitely great is my love to you men, and I would like to reveal myself in my whole nature, but you cannot grasp it, and for that reason you will always have to recognize me veiled and believe in it that an entity wants to announce itself to you, so you just want it, but what you cannot assume from a power. If you speak to me as being on earth, then also the mightiest being in the universe leans towards you – it hears you and gives you answer – it has like you intellect and free will, only just in a measure unimaginable to you. But I do not need a form to hold my power, but for your own sake I assumed a form, which is imaginable to you as man Jesus Christ, because my whole creation has the same form and I therefore held the whole fullness of my divinity in this form of a man, as also the whole creation holds me likewise; I am therefore everywhere, because I am an unlimited being, which can be everywhere and also works everywhere. But only one being can lean towards you and only one being can grant you, what you request. Only one being can you as being yourselves aspire to because of its perfection, while the aspiring to of a power would be nonsensical of you and would eliminate all help on my part. Because only, where I am called upon as highest being, I give to men, otherwise they could have no right faith in me and therefore also expect no help from me. You will never be able to fathom my nature, as long as you dwell on earth, but you must believe in an entity like divinity, because only through this faith you can also penetrate into that mystery, even so only in the state of perfection, but which you can also only reach with my support, which you must request, to which irrevocably belongs faith in me as entity and therefore only through this faith you can be happy. Amen. B.D. NR. 4835.
Book 55 4836
Spiritual Death - New Banishment in Matter.
12. February 1950. B.D. NR 4836.
It is indeed better for you to endure bodily death than to go to ruin at the end by dying spiritually from which only after endless long time an awakening happens. You can exchange the bodily life for a life in the spiritual kingdom and even when you have not yet reached the degree of light you still have the possibility to enter from darkness into the kingdom of light, whereas the spiritual death means that every possibility has been taken from you to still mature in another world. To go to ruin in spiritual death means a new banishment in hard matter, a transfer back into that state that was your fate before eternities and that you had overcome long ago when you were allowed to embody yourself as man on earth. Let them take the earthly life from you and do not be afraid because it is just the body that your enemies can kill, but the soul remains alive because it is something spiritual that men cannot kill, especially when men are after your life because you believe and do not want to give up your faith. Then all fear is to fall off from you, then you are only to think that he who gave you life is Lord over life and death - that he therefore lets nothing happen than what is good for your soul. He who loses his life for the sake of his faith he can calmly give it away since his soul will be received into the kingdom of light where it will live forever in happiness. But they will be sorry that try to keep their life and disown God. A short time is still granted to them where they pay tribute to the world and prove their affiliation to Satan. But then death overtakes them twofold - they lose their bodily life and go to ruin by spiritual death, the bitterest fate that is too dreadful for men to think about. But all the time warnings and admonitions are sent to you, the end is pointed out to you, your attention is drawn to the workings of God in unusual ways. The responsibility towards your soul is held up in front of you, you are perplexed by world affairs by seeing the going to ruin of earthly goods, thus the transience of matter and you will still experience things at the end that God will set in front of you in his exceedingly great love and mercy to still change you in the last hour. But the end comes irrevocably and with it the fulfilment of what is announced to you continuously. Take care that your souls live, do not let them get to ruin in spiritual death from which there is no salvation for endless long times. Amen. B.D. NR. 4836.
Book 55 4837
Requital - atonement. Eternal order. Forgiveness through Christ.
14. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4837.
There is a requital for all acts, good ones and evil ones, on this earth, and you cannot sin unpunished, as you also do not do good unpaid, but the fear of punishment or the prospect of reward is not to induce you to refrain from evil or to do good things. Out of pure love to the neighbour you are to not harm him, but help him, therefore be willing to serve; you are to do the good for the sake of the good and detest evil, because it is evil. So it is my will and is according to my order from eternity; it is the law of the spiritual and consequently also of the earthly kingdom, to live in my eternal order, therefore to be happy, and who reverses this law of order, he is in an unhappy state and is judged accordingly. i.e. joined to the spiritual, which stands in the will opposed to me, therefore likewise does not respect my order. And there it will be able to realize the wrong, when it wants, and also have the possibility to make it good. But this requires an extreme strong will, as soon as the being has departed from earth, while on earth it can come easier both to the cognition as well as to the atoning for its wrong. But according to divine justice every wrong must be atoned for, and that it is, what you men should consider, as long as dwell on earth. For that reason love is constantly preached to you; for that reason the Gospel, the love teaching of Christ, is made accessible to you, so that you remember, recognize your wrong and make an effort to atone for it through good acts; so that you make an effort to live in love, which is and remains the law of my eternal order until all eternity. There is a requital, and happy are you to be called, when you are already allowed to atone for on earth, because in the hereafter it is extremely difficult to get rid of your guilt, so difficult, that you need ages, while on earth you are allowed to resort to him, who has died for your sins. But the cognition of your sin always belongs to it and the will to get rid of it through a just atonement or help of Jesus Christ, on whom you must call for the forgiveness of your sin, what however necessitates that you yourselves detest it and are of the strong will to mend your ways and enter into the law of my eternal order – to live in love, as it is my will. Amen. B.D. NR. 4837.
Book 55 4838
Reference to great trouble. Religious war. Admonition.
14. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4838.
No long time is given you anymore – that you are to know and still live the short time consciously, that it is still a time of favour for you, in which you can prepare yourselves and gather strength for the coming, which will claim all your strength. Do not let yourselves be deceived through the apparent calmness and state of peace, because it will change from today to tomorrow, and full of horror you see the conduct of men, at whose mercy you are. You will not want to admit such a quick return of the past trouble and follow world events full of horror; but believe it that there is only one help for you, when you turn to the one, who is Lord over everything, who can take you under his protection also in greatest trouble and to whom you must entrust yourselves, if you want to bear the difficult, coming time and remain steadfast in the fight, which you will have to wage for the sake of the salvation of your souls. Now you can still win much, when you make use of the time of calmness, to strengthen your faith, to receive God’s word and gather spiritual wealth – but quicker than you thing the great trouble comes over you, which threatens to overpower you, so you do not request power from above, to which you must be strong in faith, to be able to pray in spirit and in truth. You have the possibility at any time, to be able to get into contact with God, and are to use it, before it is too late, because when the trouble comes over you, you will hardly be able to take hold of the right thoughts. For that reason turn the look up still now; still call for him, who hears you in every trouble and wants and can help you, so you just come to him full of trust. Let yourselves be seriously admonished not to forget him, so that also he does not forget you, when you need him and have to rely on his help. Time is only still short, for that reason use it and gather strength for yourselves, which God imparts to you through his word. Amen. B.D. NR. 4838.
Book 55 4839
God’s revelation through his creation.
15. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4839.
The clearest language of God is his work of creation, which bears witness of him in unusual measure, of his love, his wisdom and his power. Every work is the expression of his love, which is meant for his creatures standing shortly before perfection, through which he wants to make himself recognizable by them. He speaks to his creatures through all his works; he holds a language, which is so powerful that it should be understood by all men, so they do not shut themselves off from his revelations, which are his works for them. Where wisdom, love and power are expressed, one has to speak of a revelation of a being, which is extremely perfect and proves its perfection through its revelations. Creation is the greatest revelation of God, which can no more be surpassed. Nevertheless there are people, who go past everything blindly, what surrounds them; who also pay no further attention to the miracles of creation and which give them no cause to think, who therefore do not want or cannot recognize the creator of all things. God reveals himself to them in a different way to help them to recognize him himself. He approaches them through life fate, which clearly lets them recognize the intervention of a higher power, but also only then, when man wants to recognize. To the unwilling all revelations of God are incomprehensible; the unwilling is blind and deaf and hears nothing, no matter how clearly it becomes evident. He is also then unapproachable, so God himself approaches him through his word, through the greatest proof of his love to men, which causes him to express himself audibly to them. And his word bears witness of him himself; his word is the sign of a direct communication between God and men, who want to hear his word. His word is the direct revelation of him himself, because only a being, which exists, can express itself so, that it is audible; only a being, which wants to be recognized, announces itself through the word and proves in this way both that it is an entity as also the degree of its perfection. (16.2.1950) He approaches men in a way that they can recognize their own descent, that they must feel it, that it is the same being as they themselves, only in a degree of perfection, which they lack and which to achieve is their final goal. He reveals himself to his creatures. He speaks to them in the most different way, but always only for that reason, because he wants to be recognized by them as father of the universe, as creator and preserver of all entities and also of matter. He shows himself to them as creator of the imperishable, as also of the perishable and wants to give to them the proof that they themselves are imperishable as beings and therefore can be true children of their father, when they become like him, also in their being an entity. He reveals himself to them. His language is comprehensible to all, so the will just exists, to understand him; his language is full of love and wisdom, whether directly through his word or through his creation, which came into being through his will, his omnipotence. It is a language, which no man can speak, because it is unequalled. Men can just take note of it and make themselves worthy through acknowledgment of his love; they can hear his word and through it put themselves in the position, to become like his nature. Then also they give evidence that they are children of God; then they have paid attention to his language and increased in knowledge – in wisdom and love. Then the revelations of God have become blessings for men and have fulfilled their purpose. Amen. B.D. NR. 4839 .
Book 55 4840
16. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4840.
There are no particular rules for you for my part, how you are to adjust yourselves to the church commands enacted by men. Everything, what you do out of free will, is assessed by me; everything, what you perform under compulsion, may it be out of fear of punishment or also out of habit, does not count before me. What men command you, is also to be paid by men, but never is a reward to be promised to men for my part, which I myself have not promised. But I cannot approve of something, what completely contradicts my will, because I have given to men freedom of will, which however humanly enacted commands violate, because a command is a compulsion, which excludes the use of free will. I myself have given only one command to men, the love command, which is basic law and must be kept, if my eternal order is not to be violated. But the love command is nevertheless a command, which leaves freedom to the will of man. No compulsion exists, which compels him to work in love; he is also not punished for my part, he only punishes himself, because he disregards the only means, which means redemption for him out of a bound state he himself is to blame for. I gave to men the love command, which can be fulfilled out of free will or also not. Men enacted additional commands, which I cannot approve of, because they are not carried by love to fellowmen, but merely measures to the strengthening of power, because the belonging to an organization is made dependent on the fulfilment of these commands, which exercises the right for itself, to be the true church of Christ. As a result it put men under compulsion, who now fulfil those commands in the belief to sin and exactly direct their whole attention to these and – neglect my love command. Love can only develop in freedom. Love and compulsion contradict each other, and for this reason I can also recognize no love to me in the fulfilment of the church commands, as long as they are fulfilled traditionally, so to speak as confession to the authorities which have enacted those commands. In addition those commands are also not suited to let love to me flare up, because they describe me as a being marked with human weaknesses, which demands obedience, reverence and acknowledgement, where it just wants to be loved. Before my eyes nothing is sin than that, what contravenes love to me and to the neighbour. As also never acquiring merits for themselves, which meet church commands, because they are commands, which they are to fulfil. Free will is to decide for me out of love, and for that reason men need no commands at all except mine, which I myself gave them in the recognition of the blessing, which springs from the fulfilment for every man. Amen. B.D. NR. 4840.
Book 55 4841
Unbelief to bearers of truth.
17. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4841.
The bearers of truth and representatives of my word on earth will not succeed to convince men of the truth of that, what they have directly received from me through the inner voice. And the process of the receiving of my word from above is unknown to men; they neither know about the cause nor the purpose of this imparting; they stand too far from me myself that they have no living faith and for that reason think something impossible, but what is only for that reason something extraordinary, because they do not stand in the relationship to me, as it should be, and those men, who have entered into this relationship, are only infrequent. They therefore face something completely foreign; the knowledge and the work of the spirit they lack, and they reject every explanation about it. They are unbelieving and call themselves believing. Only isolated persons will be receptive, and for the sake of these few you are to speak and represent truth, where only it is possible. Who accepts it, he will have great blessings; who rejects it, will in future regret it bitterly, because he was close to redemption, but his will is wrong, and since he is free, truth cannot be brought to him another way. Nevertheless you are not allowed to get tired; you are not allowed to be put off, when you can record little success. As bearers of truth you will know yourselves what men lack and that they cannot be won any other way than through instruction. As bearers of truth you will also recognize the convictions of the individuals; you will know about the degree of maturity and make an effort accordingly or let up your efforts, where you find no reception. In the last time there will be a wrestling about every soul; your eye will be sharpened, and you will perceive every opportunity to help a lost soul on the right way, and although there are also just few, whom you lead to me, these few are rescued; they escape eternal ruin, i.e., the endless long course through creation remains spared for them. And these souls will thank you for ever. For that reason be loyal workers for me in my vine yard; be eager representatives for me on earth, because I need every one of you in the last time before the end. Amen. B.D. NR. 4841.
Book 55 4842
Right disciples. Spirit work. Why false doctrine.
18. February 1950 B.D. NR. 4842.
My disciples were enlightened by my spirit, and because of that they taught right. They could speak nothing else, so they promoted me and my kingdom, than what I put into their mouth, what therefore my spirit announced to them. And they taught the same, what I myself preached to men on earth; they instructed them in my name; they spoke in my place and therefore they announced the right Gospel to men, as it was my will. And always those will be their right successors, who are likewise enlightened by my spirit, because they alone will speak truth; they alone will be my right representatives on earth. But who is not enlightened by my spirit and nevertheless preaches, he will not represent pure truth, because a man in which my spirit cannot have an effect, he will pervert truth; he will apply a wrong interpretation for my word, which I have once spoken; he will teach error, although he has acquired a knowledge scholastically and he believes being qualified to be able to instruct fellowmen as teacher. But the simplest explanation for that is: Where my spirit cannot have an effect, there the spirit of my opponent works, and that truly in a way fighting truth. And hence it follows how easily it was possible that my pure teaching was disfigured and is now offered to men in the form of a caricature. To understand my spoken word spiritually, as I want it to be understood, requires spiritual work in man; it requires enlightened thinking and this again a way of life completely according to my will. But latter does not consist of fulfilment of commands enacted by the church, but only and alone in the fulfilment of my commands, the commands of love of God and of the neighbour. A life in love makes man to a receiving vessel of my spirit, and only such man is able to teach fellowmen; he alone possesses the knowledge about the spiritual meaning of every of my words. And this knowledge is absolutely necessary to recognize the blatant error, which men have made out of my word. This knowledge, which is therefore sent through my spirit to a man, who wants to serve me, entitles to teach, and then every instruction happens again under the assistance of my spirit. Who works for me, will express nothing, than what lies in my will, because I want it that truth is given to men. (19.2.1950) But the spirit of untruthfulness rules men for that reason, because my spirit, the imparter of truth, can no longer express itself with those, who believe to be the successors of my disciples, who administer the teaching office and are not themselves in contact with the giver of truth. They certainly interpret my word , but the spiritual meaning of my word is completely unknown to them; they teach, what the fathers taught them; without thinking they accepted these teachings, and they also pass them on without hesitation; unmindful of that, that they must answer in future for every word. They are, as themselves blind in the spirit, blind guides to fellowmen; they lead them instead to truth away from truth; they make a teaching out to be the teaching of Christ, which I have never ever announced on earth, and that for that reason, because they only follow the letter and do not understand the true meaning, because my spirit cannot enlighten them. They do not seek truth, because they believe to possess it, and therefore they do not seek me, and I cannot therefore guide them to truth. Because if they sought me, then they would also live in love, and then they would also recognize me, because I reveal myself to each one, who believes in me and keeps my commands. Who wants to be my disciple, he must follow me just like my apostles; he must lead a life in unselfish neighbourly love, so that his spirit awakens in him, so that he enters into the connection with me through love and that he then can be taught by me myself, as it is written: "All of you will be taught by God." My spirit will guide him in to truth, and only then he can be my representative on earth. Amen. B.D. NR. 4842.
Book 55 4843
Whirlpool of the world. (Monday before Lent)
20. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4843.
In the bustle of the world men suffocate all urge upwards. It is like a poisonous breath, which makes the hearts of men unable for spiritual striving. No seed can come up; it withers away, before it develops, because it becomes ill through the breath of pestilence of the world. Understand this that you men are in greatest danger to lose yourselves to the enemy of your soul; understand it, that he applies all means to cut off your growth to the light, that he scatters poison to destroy the good seed. Understand it, that the pleasures of the world are that poison, to which your soul falls hopelessly victim. In the frenzy of enjoyment you seek your happiness, and you rush your soul headlong to your ruin. You pay tribute to the lord of the world, and you sell your soul, because you desire his treasures and just seek fulfilment of bodily wishes and desires. And he does not deny them to you; he gives generously, but he also demands everything for it; he wins you completely. For the sake of vain reward you give yourselves into his hand. Hours of bubbling zest for life are enough for you, and for it you sacrifice eternal times of happiness. You have become his slaves, who pulls you into ruin. If you would remember me, you could get no pleasure from the bustle; you would turn away from the breath of poison, that it could not touch you; you would recognize that the world is your enemy, because it is share of my opponent. But your thoughts no longer find to me; they are chained to earth; they only revolve around the pleasure of the world, around sin, which you seek to veil and still love. You certainly can deceive yourselves, but not me, I who see into your hearts. I do not damn you, but you go away from me yourselves, because there is no love in you except self-love, which pulls you down, but cannot raise you. For if you had love, then you would not be far from me, but you would seek me on all of your ways. Then the world could not attract you; then my opponent would have lost power over you; then you would not follow the temptations of the world. Because through love you would also stand in cognition. But it is dark in you, and you just chase the will o’ the wisp. You seek pleasures and find death on that occasion. Because whom the enemy of the souls has once won, him he no longer gives away, and a breaking away from him requires great power of love, but which a man can rarely still develop, who once falls victim to him. Amen. B.D. NR. 4843.
Book 55 4844
Purification of the teaching of Christ.
21. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4844.
A purification of the teaching, which is spread on earth as teaching of Christ, must first take place, if a unification of Christian denominations should come into being, because the heart of every faith community must always be that teaching, which I myself announced on earth. But as long as this teaching is so deformed, it can never ever shape men, who are members of the church founded by me. Because a deep, living faith belongs to that, but which can impossibly be won through a deformed teaching. What a man is supposed to believe convincingly, must also withstand a serious test, i.e., the intellect of a man must participate in the test, and what is demanded to be believed, that also the intellect must be able to acknowledge as the nature of God as proof. He must be able to believe, because it gives him a picture of me, which is according to truth, because it lets me being recognized as God of love, wisdom and omnipotence. Such a teaching will not cause doubts or disputed questions, but always unite men in a brotherly way, while every deformed teaching causes splits, which again can only then be removed, when the former is purified, therefore those find together, who again possess my teaching in purest form; who seriously make an effort to live according to this teaching and impart it just as pure to fellowmen. There is only one truth, and this I have made accessible to men on earth myself, who listened to me and believed in me. Who was of pure heart, recognized it as truth and remained loyal to it. But who overbore himself, disregarded humility, who lacked all love, to him truth was not holy, and he changed it to his advantage. And so my teaching did not remain that, what it was originally, and could also no longer bring the blessing to men, because they now no longer recognized me properly, because they got into wrong thinking through the false teachings. And since again everybody himself thought standing in truth, the dissentions and different schools of thought occurred, which all assume for themselves, to be the church founded by me. (23.2.1950) Again and again they branch off; always new organizations come into being; the intellect of man ponders always more, where alone my spirit’s work can bring enlightenment. Individuals certainly come again closer to the truth, but treated with hostility by those, who represent their spiritual material and still are far away from truth. But the mass of the population will never stand in truth, because it is just the privilege of those, who seriously strive towards me, and this is not the case with most of men. Only few there are whose spirit is enlightened, although all are entitled to put themselves into this state, because as far as I am concerned the gift of favour, to stand in truth, is refused to no-one. And so it will also never be possible, to form an organization, which unites all men and can still claim to be the church founded by me. Every existing organization has members of my church; that are those men, whose faith is deep and alive through a way of life in love, who seriously desire to gain me and eagerly strive for truth. To these it will also be recognizable, where the spiritual material imparted to them has to show wrong teachings; they free themselves from it and only see that as my pure teaching, what their heart accepts quite safely. To now give to these a confirmation of their thinking, I send pure truth anew to earth, as this always again happens, so men no longer are able to interpret my word correctly, so they have become entangled in erroneous teachings and alone are not able to find out what truth and what error is. I am again among men in the spirit and give them my word, which also my apostles heard after my ascension into heaven through the inner word. Who now has this my word, who receives it directly from me, therefore hears my voice in him mentally or audibly, who believes these my direct receivers and likewise accepts the word as pure truth and now stands up for it, no matter to which denomination he belongs to, who instructs fellowmen about it in love, he contributes his part to establish a unification of church denominations, because in this sole truth all will find themselves, who are of serious and good will, who put my church above all, which I have found myself, and who see no obstacle in the individual denominations to be members of the true church of Christ, which cannot be overcome by the gates of hell, as I have promised it myself. Amen. B.D. NR. 4844.
Book 55 4845
Composition of the soul. Miniature creation.
23. and 24. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4845.
The soul of man is an object of inconceivable many miniature creations. It is so to speak put together out of these creations, which all were its earlier embodiments, so that it is to be called a whole work of creation of God, who has proven in the human soul his infinite love, wisdom and omnipotence. Man cannot imagine it, that he holds the whole creation in his soul, but when he is able to see himself after his death in the spiritual kingdom, he will look at the miracle works full of reverence and love to God, which he finds again in himself. The soul substance is gathered from every embodiment during his course of development, and so the human soul in the individual substances has walked through the whole creation and has now to show an inconceivable versatility. (24.2.1950) Only then it will be apparent, how marvellous God’s works of creation are, and his greatness, his love, wisdom and omnipotence emerges so clearly and lets all entities remain in reverence and love to God, who makes his creatures immeasurably happy through becoming aware of his power and the recognition of him himself. But a certain degree of maturity belongs to it that the soul can see itself, and for that reason this is also a happiness of those, who are in the kingdom of light. The seeing of the soul is included in the promise of Jesus: “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, the things which I have prepared for them that love me.” The soul can therefore see into all areas; it sees what it never seen before, but what is undeniably in existence in creation, and it is aware of it that these miracles are never at an end, that it again and again finds new objects and it still does not get tired of the seeing of these creations, but always wants to see more and consequently is also always more happy. The soul is something not perceptible for human senses and for that reason also not comprehensible. For men on earth it is something spiritual; but in the spiritual kingdom the essential thing; it is that what enlivens the spiritual creations; it is the truly living thing in the spiritual kingdom, because it is flowed through by the power of God. And so all thoughts of God find themselves in it again, which he let become form through his will power. Every work of creation is a manifested thought of God. And so the human soul is a work of creation of greatest extent in miniature version – but a doubtful idea for men on earth, a something, of which existence they are not yet completely convinced and can also research-wise never gain conviction. The soul is for earth men a nothing or a questionable object, but in truth the most marvellous creation testifying to God’s wisdom, love and omnipotence, which glorifies him in the spiritual kingdom, which is immortal and gives cause to permanent praise of God by all, who dwell in the kingdom of light and are happy. Amen. B.D. NR. 4845.
Book 55 4846
Reference to coming time of trouble.
25. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4846.
Hear and believe it, you men, a bad time is in store for you. It will concern every individual, although it passes those easier, who carry me in the heart, therefore walk along with a look turned up. Heavily the time will weigh on all, because it brings to you a renewed trouble, which you believe to hardly being able to bear. To the innermost being you will be shaken, because you get into trouble outwardly and inwardly, so that you turn to me, so that you finally find the way to me, your God and father from eternity. It is the last means, which I apply before the end. If this does not help to change you, you who have devoted yourselves to the world, then there is no rescue for you any longer, then you have finally become slaves to my opponent, and you must share his lot – to become stricken into fetters at the end of days. Little time still remains for you until then, and in this short time I again and again approach you to still rescue you from ruin, to bring you to your senses, before it is too late. What I have to say to you through my servants on earth, that take seriously and adjust your life accordingly, and so the great trouble approaches you, then think of it that also the last end is soon, which I have announced likewise and which will follow the trouble. Then use every day by you often seeking the connection with me and leave all worldly things unnoticed and pray in the spirit and in truth; call upon me for favour, which I will truly not deny you. I will hear your prayer; I will throw favour over you and give you power and strength of faith, so that you hold out until the end. Amen. B.D. NR. 4846.
Book 55 4847
Proceedings at the Second Coming of Christ. Ascension.
26. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4847.
My second coming, my coming at the end of the world, will be doubted by men that do not really totally believe. And still they could recognize the individual phases of the end-times and also perceive my presence should they only be careful. I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. These words alone should already be enough that you visualize my second coming. That I am not staying bodily visible among you should therefore cause you to spiritually understand the meaning of my words. I am staying spiritually with the ones that are mine until the world's end. For I am with them at every hour and at every place and that since my ascension to heaven. Because I told you: I remain with you. Thus I always was spiritually near the ones that are mine and remain with them until the world's end. But at that time I announced to men my return, my coming in the clouds. Therefore this return had to be understood in such a way that men can see me just as my disciples saw me ascending to heaven. But spiritually I am always with you men when you prove yourself worthy of my presence. But bodily I come again, although not in the earthly body but visible to those to whom I want to return. But I have announced the return therefore you men also can definitely expect it when you believe my word and belong to those that experience the last end. Not without reason I gave this promise before my ascension into heaven. I saw the spiritual condition on men in the end-times, I also saw the enormous plight of the believers that want to keep their loyalty to me and are severely harassed and I saw their struggle, the heaviest battle that men have to fight out for the sake of my name. I saw their will and the great danger to stand firm in the midst of devils. And therefore I promised them my personal help that I also will perform when it is time. I myself want to come to the ones that are mine and give them my support in the last struggle. And so many are allowed to see me because I will always be there where the distress is great and where the ones that are mine need me. They will see me as man of flesh and blood but not born of a woman but I come from above and surround me with a form visible to you so that you can bear me. And everyone who sees me will be flooded with power and get through the last fight on earth. But then I come in the clouds to fetch home the ones that are mine into the kingdom of peace. This coming will take place exactly the same way in reverse as my ascension to heaven. Radiating in light I will come down to earth - but covered by clouds to be able to be visible to you - and gather the ones that are mine to save them from greatest tribulation and distress on the part of the demons of the underworld as well as from the last work of destruction that destroys all life in, on and above earth. But this coming in the clouds will also only be seen by those that belong to ones that are mine because the followers of my opponent are not able to see me. It is a spiritual return and still earthly perceptible but just only by those that are spiritually born again, that have a deep, living faith and therefore accept without doubt both my continuous presence until the world's end and also my visible coming again because the heart, the spark of the spirit in man, teaches them and so they therefore belong to them with whom I remain until the world's end. They believe that I come again and their faith I do not let come to naught. Amen. B.D. NR. 4847.
Book 55 4848
Activity of the servants of God in the last time.
28. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4848.
You will recognize it, when your time has come, when you are to appear to announce my word to all, who are in trouble. Because your heart will tell you; you will inwardly feel urged to speak of my extraordinary work at and in you, of my word and of the approaching of the end, to help fellowmen, who walk wrong ways and for that reason believe to succumb in the earthly trouble. And I will support you in every way – you will feel it that I myself am with you, so you speak for me and my kingdom, for my name. And you will eagerly be active, because your activity makes you happy and despite the trouble around, you are little affected by it. Because I obviously have an effect on my servants on earth; every man can recognize it, which blessing arises out of the connection with me, so he just has an open eye and serious mind and not consciously opposes me. I want to be your companion on all your ways; I want to lead you there, where you are urgently needed. Because your work will only be of short duration, and for that reason the time is to be utilized to offer the kingdom of God to many men. Because then a trouble of another kind follows again – oppression and brutal measures on the part of earthly power against all, who carry in themselves faith in me, faith in Jesus Christ and his work of redemption. Then each one will be able to decide, who has heard you before, and the decision will be easy for him, so he has received my word in his heart, which you have brought to him. Then also he will be able to count to the flock of mine; then he will also fight for me, even so not openly, so still through his confessing before the world to me and my name. Much seed must still be sown and taken care that the field is properly prepared and receives the seed. And for that reason still much work must be done before, to which I hire you and direct your ways that you can also carry them out, so you are willing to it. I need you and therefore also put you in the position being able to serve me. I smooth all ways for you; I put you there, where you can work successfully for me; I train you for your teaching activity and give power for it; I care for you so that you can devote yourselves, unburdened by earthly cares, to the service for the kingdom of God. And I speak to you through your heart, when it is time that you take up your teaching activity. What you are to do for me and my kingdom that you must do out of free will, and for that reason it must make you happy, i.e., you must yourselves be penetrated so by your task, that you fulfil it, driven from inside, out of love to me and the neighbour. My word must so fill you that you also want to send it to your fellowmen, and this particularly, so the time of trouble comes, which I have always and constantly announced to you. Then only my word will help men up, and then your hour has come, for which I prepare you. Then you will feel my assignment in the heart and do eagerly, what I require of you. Then you, as my disciples of the time of the end, will be active with the redemption of erroneous souls out of love to me and to fellowmen. Amen. B.D. NR. 4848.
Book 55 4849
Work in the vineyard of the Lord.
1. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4849.
You still have to cultivate a large field; you are to work a land, which still lies fallow and needs willing hands, and a work will have to be done, which requires all your power, because not much time remains for you for it. But I want to bless your work; I want to give to you a field to till, which is certainly suitable to bear good fruit, although not every seed will come up. And so I will guide you to those, to whom you are to announce my word; into whose hearts you are to scatter the seed, so that it comes up and bears fruit. There are many seeking men on earth and they are like a good field, which is clear of weeds and for that reason well suited for the reception of the seed, which there is my word from above. You will recognize them; you will feel urged to talk with them and also meet with approval. And so you mention to them my work, you will also feel that the seed falls on good ground – that it then comes up, depends on the will of the receiver himself; it is that work, which man must then do himself on him. He must expose himself to the sunlight enlivening him, i.e., he must let himself be illuminated by my sun of favour, so that the word becomes alive in him and now changes his whole nature – so that my word floods through him with power and light. Much work you will still have to do, because it is dry and barren everywhere. You must make the hearts of your fellowmen willing to receive my teaching; you must let the living water flow to them, which source has been opened to you, so that he refreshes himself by it, who is thirsty. Let no opportunity pass to scatter my seed; consider that no longer much time is and much soil still lies fallow, which is to be worked, and therefore work actively for your Lord, to whom you want to be loyal servants. Be industrious; fill the barns for him, because the end is near, where the fruit is to be harvested, which however requires a good sowing. And at the time of the harvest many reapers are needed. For that reason I accept every one, who offers his services to me, who works in my vineyard as loyal servant for me and my kingdom. Amen. B.D. NR. 4849.
Book 55 4850
"I abide with you." "I want to send the comforter to you."
3. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4850.
I abide with you to the end of the world. These words alone should be enough to also believe in a work among you on my part and be explanation for you for revelations of all kind, which appear as work of the spirit. That I am in the midst of mine, I have further announced through the words, which I spoke on earth to my disciples: Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am in the midst of them. Therefore precondition for my presence, and consequently also for my spirit work, is faith in the power of my name; a confession of me myself as redeemer of mankind. In the name of Jesus you are therefore to gather, if you want to hear me myself in the form of my word, in the form of revelations out of the spiritual kingdom. Every expression from me is a spiritual revelation, but which all men could hear through the voice of the spirit, as I have promised it: "I want to send the comforter to you, the spirit of truth; it will guide you into truth and remind you of me." (4.3.1950) "It will remind you of that, what I have told you." You will therefore through the voice of the spirit hear the same words and know that it is me, who speaks to you, that they are my words, which I want you to recall again. And you will remember me, because my words are spirit and life, so you hear them through the inner voice. Because they are not just an empty sound, which just the ear hears, but they penetrate into your heart, because it is indeed I myself, who speaks to you through the voice of the spirit, because I apply the same words as at the time of my earth walk, so that you are to recognize me in that respect. But the words alone are not that, which lets you recognize my presence – it is the spiritual meaning, which is hidden in it, which can only be grasped by an enlightened spirit, by a man, whose way of life allows the work of the spirit. He understands everything and can again instruct men, who are still of un-awakened spirit. My word must be explained to them; otherwise they interpret it sheer literally and can then neither recognize my love nor my wisdom, indeed often even only the meaning of the letter and acquire little or no spiritual knowledge. But I dwell myself with you and want to instruct you and therefore bless each one, who prepares his heart as residence for me and now receives me in it and is an eager listener of that, what I want to announce to him, but as he will also be a doer of my word and consequently recognizes the spiritual meaning. He will hear myself speak and let me myself speak to fellowmen, to whom I want to reveal myself, so that my promise fulfils itself: "I abide with you until the end of the world – I want to send the comforter to you, the spirit of truth, which guides you into all truth and reminds you of all that, what I have told you." Amen. B.D. NR. 4850.
Book 55 4851
Old seers and prophets. Images. Agreement.
5. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4851.
Worldly people in their ignorance of spiritual things will never be able to fathom, what old seers and prophets have expressed on my behalf, and for that reason only few men will understand the deep spiritual meaning of those prophecies; only few men will know it, in which time these fulfil themselves. From the beginning of this redemption period I gave men references to the end, to the deplorable state of affairs in the time of the end, to the devilish work and the fight against the believers; I let them see, however not the natural effect of the will of men completely turned away from me, but in images the coming events stood before their eyes, which they themselves were not able to interpret and whose meaning was also hidden to the seers themselves. But none of the seen images was without meaning, because the seers and prophets were pious men, devoted to me, which I chose for it, to appear as warner and admonisher among men of all generations until the end. Who was seriously endeavoured to lead a way of life well-disposed to me, he also came, in thought, close to the truth about these images; but only to an awakened spirit it is possible to explain them correctly. I foresaw the time; I knew all deplorable states of affairs from the beginning; I knew the development of men earthly and spiritually; I recognized all shortcomings, the blindness among men; I knew about the stubborn rejection of truth, about the triumph of error, which triumphs for that reason a long time, because the precondition was given in the behaviour of men to me, because in the majority they are children of my opponent, who go wrong ways and for that reason are blind for truth, while the error is accepted and spread by them without hesitation. In the spiritual world such beliefs and the events resulting from them have an effect as distorted images, as all spiritual has parallels, and so the seers of that time saw the course of the events in the time of the end in such images, which truly had to horrify a man, whose soul was gentle and who was right for me as seer and prophet because of his devotedness to God. It was not given to him himself to interpret his sights and dreams, because I wanted it that it was to remain unfathomable until the end, what he saw. But his sights were to remain preserved to posterity, to again and again stimulate seeking and striving men to think. And also in the time of the end there will only be few, who are clear-hearing and clairvoyant and well understand the sights of my old prophets in the cognition of the spiritual low of men and the closeness of the announced end. To them I illuminate the spirit, as soon as it is necessary that they give information about it to fellowmen, and so they will then speak on my behalf, they also announce pure truth, because they will not speak before they are instructed, and at once they themselves recognize in all clarity the meaning of that, what otherwise is incomprehensible to fellowmen, until I myself will lift the veil – until that fulfils itself, what old seers and prophets have foretold in my will. Amen. B.D. NR. 4851.
Book 55 4852
Recognizing of God and faith not without love.
6. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4852.
You will not profess your faith in me, so you lead a life without love, because then you are also not able to profess your faith in me and you do not support something, which is doubtful for you yourselves. Love alone enlightens your spirit; love alone enables you to believe in me. But only a firm inner conviction is to be understood under faith, not words, of which the heart knows nothing. Love gives birth to this firm conviction, therefore faith without love will not be possible; even so my existence is constantly preached to you with eloquent words. But as soon as you stand in love, I myself am in you, and then you must also acknowledge me, because you feel me, even so you are not aware of it. Your heart then drives you to it; you wish it that I am, and therefore you will also recognize me, because I reveal myself to those, who are connected to me through love. These revelations are of quite different kind, but a convinced faith is always the result; you then no longer reject me, but you acknowledge me and also support me to your fellowmen, and all this is brought about by love. So you perform works of love, you already claim my power; and whose power you use, him you cannot deny. The original substance of my nature is love; you, my creatures, are also out of the same substance. If you are now without love, so you feel nothing any more of that original power, which source I am. Therefore I am also not recognizable for you, and consequently you are also not aware of me. Then the teaching of God is for you just an empty idea, without sense and reason. Only love gives you the power of cognition; you now feel as a product of an impressive power, which must be a being in highest completion. A light has been lightened in you through love. You will recognize and love me; the light in you will again and again shine brighter; you will mature in cognition, i.e. receive a deep knowledge from me; you will try to bring your nature into line with mine, and you will also profess me before the world, because love makes you strong and believing and in this faith you can now resist all men, who want to shake your love to me. Love connects you with me and makes you to my children, and you then have reached that aim, which is set for you for your earth life as man – you believe in me and love me and now join together with me for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 4852.
Book 55 4853
Alarming increase of sin.
7. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4853.
There will be an alarming increase of sin, and without a sense of responsibility men will live along in pleasure and in sin, because Satan rules the world; and men are slaves to him. And willingly they follow his insinuations; weak and without resistance they succumb to his temptations; they fulfil the body’s desires and loathe nothing; sin entices them, and so men sink into their morass. The end is coming. Who pays attention to the conduct of men, he also knows, which hour has come, that earth is ready for destruction and that men forget their earth life purpose and therefore stand before the abyss. Satan has them completely in his power, and they no longer resist him; they acknowledge him as their lord and do, what he demands of them. Men will suffocate in sin; in sin they will come to an end, because in the midst of the pleasure of their life they will find their end, as it stands written. And so I shout to men: All of you must in future answer for your thinking and acting and speaking; all of you will be judged according to your will and your works. Do not fall into sin; keep yourselves pure and loathe evil, so that sin does not become your undoing, so that it does not pull you into the abyss. Do not deaden the admonisher in you; listen to the voice of the conscience, which warns you of every bad thought and every bad act. Pay attention to its voice and follow it; do not easily disregard sin, but remember him, who will judge you in future, who is just and punishes every sin, because it demands atonement. Do not be enticed by the attractions of the world, and do not fulfil every desire of the body, because it tempts you to sin. Keep yourselves pure and remember that you cannot pass before my eyes, so you fall in sin and do not loathe it. Free yourselves from Satan, who tempts you, so you do not resist him. Sin has great power over you, and therefore you are to be on your guard against it, because you devote yourselves in this way to my opponent, and you go away from me, and that means eternal ruin for you. Amen. B.D. NR. 4853.
Book 55 4854
Blind Leaders. Preventing of truth Arrogance.
9. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4854.
That men are kept in darkness of the spirit is clearly recognizable thereby, that also the leaders do not seek the light, but feel well in darkness and consequently also do not endeavour to bring light to the ones entrusted to them. They certainly could do it, as everyone can stand in the light, who just seriously wants it. And so also the leaders have the possibility to bring the spirit in them to the awakening, which now imparts brightest light to them and chases away darkness. But free will is necessary for this act of awakening of the spirit, and it lacks. And for that reason both the blind in spirit and also their leaders grope in darkness, and latter even make themselves guilty to neglect their actual office as teachers, when they themselves are not serious enough about truth and they consequently are not able, to make a teacher for their fellowmen. They could certainly very easily acquire the lacking knowledge, when they would like to listen to that, what is demanded for the gaining of truth out of God. But they remain in self-created limits of their knowledge; they seal themselves off from every ray of light, which would like to penetrate over the boundaries; they also refuse the bearers of light the entrance and are therefore ignorant out of their own fault and still full of arrogance to those, who stand in knowledge and in truth. That they themselves do not become seeing, is to their own detriment, because they have to answer for it in future, how they have conducted themselves against the favour of God, he who wanted to help them to the right knowledge. But they increase their guilt through their conduct to fellowmen, whom they were to serve as leaders. They withhold also from them truth, which they very well could hand out, so they would have themselves the will to truth. Because the firm will also guarantees the supply of truth, because God helps everyone to cognition, who desires it. Men are kept in ignorance and do not free themselves from the power, which rules them; voluntarily they bend to the laws, against which they have the right and the duty to rebel, because the laws are not given by God, but concern his kingdom. That are not earthly measures, enacted by earthly law-makers, which prevent men from recognizing truth, but laws were enacted as sanctioned by God, which forbid a free seeking for truth insofar as that men are bound to faith in teachings under thread of eternity punishments, but which any thinking man would have to reject. The freedom of belief is taken from men in this way and consequently also the way to truth is blocked. Men remain blind in spirit, as long as they respect these laws, which is also made their duty. Men are preached obedience against God, against his laws, but which are not the laws of God, and for that reason God does not demand that obedience, which lets men remain in darkness of spirit. For that reason he will again and again try to enlighten men and send bearers of truth in the way, and blessed is he, who listens to them and frees himself of those, who want to make his will unfree. Blessed is he, who seeks himself to obtain light – in him it will become light; the light of cognition will illuminate him, and he will be able to be a right leader for fellowmen, who likewise carry the desire for truth in them and because of that come closer to God than those, whose will is bound through blind leaders. Amen. B.D. NR. 4854.
Book 55 4855
The right to teach. Holy office.
11. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4855
A holy office is given to you – to teach men in my place, who willingly listen to you. This office has to be taken seriously, and because of that you cannot be reproached, so you seek to supply my teaching, which comes from above as purest truth, to fellowmen and you face them certainly as opponents, but not in a hostile sense, but as my representatives you seek to bring peace to them, the pure teaching of Christ, which must be heard by those men, if they want to be happy. You therefore just carry out my will, so you seek to spread truth, even so it brings hostility to you, even so you are rejected and my teaching is mocked. First you are to fulfil my will, before the will of men is taken into account, particularly so the will of men is opposed to mine. When men are now in the position of hostility, you can accomplish little. Nevertheless every attempt is blessed by me, as it stimulates the opponent to think and can lead to a success after a certain time. This office is given to you, and I know about every possibility of success for you. I lead you ways, which indeed might appear unsuccessful to you, nevertheless you are to let yourselves be directed without reluctance, because often only one individual soul sees a light flash through you, which breaks through its state of darkness, and this soul is thankful for it for ever. You have received the office from me myself to administer it, and because of that, you are first entitled to the right, to teach as my representatives on earth. But who has acquired a teaching office for himself, without being appointed by me, he is not allowed to dispute your right, because he possesses not a part of that knowledge, which is imparted to you from above, and because of that he is also not really suitable for the teaching office; he will be able to give nothing, because he possesses nothing himself. And with the degree of knowledge you can check the ability of every individual for the teaching office and already from this it follows that, who wants to teach, must be taught by me myself. It follows from this that such an office cannot be awarded by men, but that I alone decide, who is suitable for such an office. Because of that do not be deterred, so you are attacked and your spiritual activity is to be stopped. I protect my servants and help them, and on whose side my help is, he will also feel this and be neither timid nor disheartened. He will feel it, that it finds my approval, so he takes action against the ignorant and error spreading teachers of men. No reply will make him incapable for his office, because he knows that those are not only his opponents, but also my opponents, and so he also knows, that I stand on the side of those, who support me and my teaching, who I instruct myself from above and who I train for an office, which I myself have given to them, because I recognized their will from eternity. Amen. B.D. NR. 4855.
Book 55 4856
Love and mercy of God then gives way to his justice.
11. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4856.
You are still standing in a time of favour and of the mercy of God; for you is still the possibility of a rescue; God’s love and patience still makes an effort about your return; he still also approaches those, who are strangely disposed towards him and do not deserve his favour; every man can still be happy, so the good will just exists. But very soon the gates to eternal life will be closed, i.e., soon the hour has come, where love and mercy of God give way to his justice, where men can no longer use his gift of favour; where they will harvest, what they have sown during their earth life, and where there is no opportunity, to make up for the neglected, because men will be exterminated from earth, who are not to be counted as his. The hour of the last judgement soon comes, where everything fulfils itself, as it stands written, what is announced through seers and prophets from the very beginning. The time of favour is valid for a short limited time only and nevertheless also recognizable to everybody as time of favour, who has an open eye for all events around him; who pays attention how men adjust to God and his kingdom, therefore observes the spiritual development of man during earth life. Those will also see the emptiness of human hearts and, since they know about the effect of it, also think the near end as inevitably, because they stand in cognition. No matter if God still always delays – as soon as the time has expired, the end comes inevitably. Then the time of favour is gone, and men are called to account and according to merit awarded or punished. Then therefore justice takes the place of love and mercy, and still it is not eliminated, because also the last judgement is an act of love and mercy with all fallen spiritual, which failed as man and to whom now the possibility must again be created to climb up out of the deep. The last judgement is also a proof of the infinite love of God, who does not want to lose his creatures for ever, but puts them again and again into the state, to approach him in free will. And this love will never end, until the last spiritual gives up its resistance against God and subjects itself voluntarily to him – until it can now dwell near him and is unspeakably happy. Amen. B.D. NR. 4856.
Book 55 4857
Assignment to work. Last admonitions before the end.
12. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4857.
Every hour you must be prepared to work for me, so you get the assignment for it, which you feel in the heart as given by me. And you will feel it with all distinctness, what you are to do, and do no inner resistance; it will push you by itself from the inside, to do that, what is my will. It all indeed appears obvious to you and approaching you automatically, but it is always me, who guides you and also puts the feeling into you for your thinking and acting, as soon as you are just prepared to serve me, therefore subordinate your will under mine. Time drives enormously quick ahead, but it no longer achieves a change of will; mankind keeps its face turned away from me and turned to matter; it always goes more and more away from me; it is seized by the counter power, and only few are still to be stopped at the way, which leads down; only few listen to the voice of the warning persons in the wilderness of their life. Because I do not leave men un-warned so short before the end; I very often send to them warning and admonishing persons, who point to the near end and swear to them, to give up the chase for earthly goods, who seek to direct their eye up and announce the judgement to them. But who listens to them? Who still believes in a God to whom they have to answer; who still knows about the actual purpose of earth life, and who still believes in a life after death? Their god is mammon; their life purpose is material possession, and of their death they think as of a feared, unavoidable end of all existence. And so they do not listen to my messengers, also their idleness of their life and their complete wrong will cannot be presented to them and a change of their thinking is impossible. But another means than the announcement of my Gospel only still exists for them in the form of exceedingly great trouble – but a trouble, which is announced to them through my messengers before, so that they learn to believe, so they are willing. And for this I need you, my servants on earth, now already and quite particularly in the coming time, because the great trouble is soon followed by the end; because you are to tell men that they have to expect the last judgement, even so they do not believe. Again and always again they are to hear it, until they pay attention to the signs of the time and consider a near end, although they are not convinced of it. This is your task, for which I have hired you, that you speak, where opportunity is offered to you, that you send your knowledge to fellowmen, that you, you who have knowledge of my plan of salvation, try to announce to fellowmen the conclusion of this redemption period, and explain to them, that such is based on the spiritual low, because my love wants to introduce a new rescue action, since the time has expired, which was set for the redemption of men – you must enlighten men, and who listens to you and heeds your words, his soul will, without being harmed, emerge from all chaos; it will be rescued from the ruin on the last day, because it grasps my hand still at the right time, which stretches lovingly out to it. Amen. B.D. NR. 4857.
Book 55 4858
Knowledge about plan of salvation from eternity. Right servants.
14. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4858.
To be initiated into my plan of salvation from eternity is the privilege of those, who want to work for me and my kingdom. But this does not always mean that everyone is a servant of God, who is regarded as such by men. And therefore also there the knowledge is often not found, which also includes the knowledge of my eternal plan of salvation. This knowledge will only those men possess, who receive it as my servants, appointed by me, from me myself, to now also be able to successfully work for me and my kingdom. In which way it is sent to him, depends on the mission, with which he is charged. He can receive it directly from me, but also through my messengers on earth, i.e., it can be imparted through the mouth of men, through which I then speak myself, when the conditions are fulfilled, which require a working in my vineyard. A right servant of God will also be instructed by me myself and to these instructions also belongs the knowledge about the eternal plan of salvation, because only this makes a living representing of truth to fellowmen possible. What a man preaches, must be able to be understood and substantiated by himself; if he is to work successfully for me and my kingdom, then he must first make me myself credible to fellowmen as a God of love, wisdom and omnipotence; he therefore must have logical reasons both for the love as also for the wisdom and omnipotence, which presuppose a knowledge about everything, what has connection with me, the creatures and the whole of creation. And for that reason I instruct my servants myself, but only then, when they have gained a certain soul maturity through a way of life according to my will, therefore have become receptive for my instruction. For that reason this knowledge is not to be received scholarly, but this knowledge presupposes the awakening of the spirit in man, otherwise it can certainly be heard with the ears, but not grasped with the heart. And on it a right servant of God on earth is again to be recognized that his knowledge surpasses the scholarly received knowledge, therefore is so to speak an additional knowledge, which cannot be taught from the outside, but is sent to man from the inside, even so it is conveyed to him from the outside. As long as it remains incomprehensible to a man, that he rejects it, so long the spirit in him is not allowed to activity; it still slumbers, because it has not been brought to awakening through a way of life of love – which is my will. But so long this man can also not instruct others, since he himself does not know about the most important thing, about the cause of my work in the whole universe, about the purpose and meaning of creation and purpose and aim of earth life as man – about my plan of salvation from eternity, on which everything is based, what exists and happens in the universe. The knowledge about my plan of salvation is the culmination; it is the proof of an awakened spirit and also the proof of the appointment as my servant and worker for me and my kingdom. Who is appointed as servant of God as far as I am concerned, he will also possess this knowledge; he will accept it as truth willingly and joyfully, so it is imparted to him from the outside, because it is then me myself, who gives him this knowledge, as soon as I consider him suitable to work for me. Because the spirit in him now directs his thinking and feeling, and therefore he is also competent to judge, because at the same time with the knowledge also the ability of cognition is sent to him, as soon as he lives according to my will – therefore gives the spirit in him freedom through love work to express itself. But he will now also be able to instruct fellowmen with inner conviction, and his speech will gain him success; he will win souls for the spiritual kingdom, because his work is just a pure spiritual one, as soon as he is active on earth as my right servant. He will sent souls to me, which believe; which did not hear him, but me, because my spirit speaks out of everyone, who serves me voluntarily on earth. Amen. B.D. NR. 4858.
Book 55 4859
Teachings in compulsion. Love in free will. (Cath.!)
15. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4859.
I want to give you no command; I just want to advise you, what you are to do for your soul. Because also my love teaching is no command, because love must be practised out of free will, if it is to gain success for you. A love work also presupposes love in the heart of man; the work alone can be carried out purely mechanically and is then also assessed accordingly. I never say to you: you must, but always: you should. Compulsion is a law, of which non-compliance results in punishment. But I do not punish you, so you violate the law of love, because it is actually a law, i.e. brought into line with my eternal order, but I as law-giver, who is love in him himself, do not punish you, since it contradicts my love. I can only warn you, to live without love, therefore advise you, to form yourselves to love to be able to enjoy happiness, which you never feel without love. What you obey as command, does however not earn you happiness. Therefore I am also an opponent of all compulsion, since freedom is the right of that being, which has emerged out of me. I indeed also apply compulsion in the stage of the being before becoming man, but this compulsion emerges out of love, which could not win you back otherwise, which otherwise cannot provide freedom for you than through compulsion – but unaware for you. But in the stage as man you are aware of every state of compulsion. If the will is curtailed for you, then that violates my eternal order, since I have given you free will, which you can and are to use according to own discretion. And now judge yourselves, who violates my eternal order – judge, by you paying attention, where compulsion determines men to their way of life. I cannot approve compulsion as means of spiritual education, because in compulsion no man will strive up. Where therefore compulsion is applied for spiritual development, there you will be able to recognize God-opposing work, and compulsion is everywhere there, where punishment is threatened or award promised, because both are means of bringing pressure to bear, which are to determine man to his lifestyle. And compulsion is everywhere there, where organizations are formed, which seek to tie up their members through measures; therefore make them unfree in their thinking and acting. (17.3.1950) Compulsion is also there, where it is not tolerated that men obtain knowledge elsewhere; that freely out of themselves they therefore try to research and gain truth. Every slavery of human will is not according to my will, because for what man must in future answer, that also presupposes his freedom of will. Wherever men are bound to their way of life, through commands or threads of any kind, there my will is not represented, but the will of him, who is my opponent and therefore your enemy, although my name is always talked about. Because out of making the will unfree emerge countless false doctrines and countless violations against my will. The will of a man is never allowed to be regarded as so infallible directed right that thousands of men follow him blindly and do not use their will themselves or are forced to think and to act against their will. Even my pure teaching, supplied to you from above, is not allowed to be send to men by force, but freely out of themselves they are to decide for or against it, but how much less a teaching, which is no longer so undistorted, as I have myself preached it on earth. Men must always be granted the duty and also the right to check and to judge spiritual material sent to them by fellowmen. And so the pure teaching is preached, this is to happen in love, and the inner conviction will let the teacher find the right words, to win fellowman for it, but any compulsion must not occur. The man, who is God-willing and seeks me, he also recognizes me and can believe convincingly; he will then also practise love out of his own drive, but no longer out of duty, but out of love to me, in whom he believes. Compulsion kills love, and every work of love is then only a mechanical practising, which cannot be judged by me. You are to love – because every ascent makes love a condition; but you are not forced; you also cannot be forced to it, because then love would not be love. Consider this well, and then recognize which error the spreading of my love teaching is on the way of denominational regulations. Everything, what man does to gain eternal life, presupposes freedom of will; therefore no command is allowed to be given to him, which fulfilment is forced with promises of award or thread of punishment. He is to just be instructed about my command of love, which alone is meaningful and of which the fulfilment of eternal life depends on. Amen. B.D. NR. 4859.
Book 55 4860
12. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4860.
I want to draw you to me through my favour. As the sign that I love you, I want to reveal myself through word and script and through my personal appearance, where strong faith and deep love allow this; I want to give you a proof of the truth of my word, but only then, when there is no longer the danger that it means a faith compulsion for you. Therefore you must first believe, what is announced to you through my word; you must recognize and acknowledge me as giver of the word, so that I can now also speak to you and also appear visibly to you. I crown a strong faith with the proof of my love. But so that you win this strong faith, I pour favours over you, by me constantly stepping into your way, therefore make it easy for you to recognize me and to now believe in me. Favour is everything, what helps you to faith; favour is every experience, every stroke of fate, which lets you recognize my influence; favour is every reference to my existence, to my rule and work in creation, and particularly to my creatures. Favour is everything, what testifies to me. And through favour I want to draw you to me, for ever. Only who recognizes me, comes to me voluntarily, and only who comes to me voluntarily, him I accept. And so I seek to win you men through my word; I want that you recognize me in the word and you now come to me, I want that you hear my call and obey it, and so the longing for me inspires you, I come to meet you. I even approach you visibly, because the trouble of the time makes this necessary, because you need a strengthening of faith, so you are besieged hard by my opponent in the last time before the end. Then I reveal myself, so that you do not become weak, because the power of my opponent is great, and you are not equal to it, when I do not help you. But do not be afraid; I let no-one get lost, who has turned his eye to me. And my power is truly stronger than that of the enemy of your soul. It is just a short time, until a violent fight is waged about your souls. And in this time both sides will apply the strongest means. Each of the power wants to own you; the means of my opponent are worldly promises, earthly goods and bodily pleasures. But I present myself to you and my nearness lets you like to give up all worldliness. When I reveal myself all earthliness loses its value; your soul feels the bliss of the spiritual kingdom and never again wants to miss it. And for that reason the body takes every trouble and hardship upon itself, because the soul has felt me and now strives towards me with unshakeable will. Then my current of favour will flow more and more generously, to invigorate the souls in the resistance against the enemy, and it will pass the last fight on earth victoriously; it will remain loyal to me and hold out until the end. I will come in greatest trouble and hardship and fetch them into my kingdom, where all trouble comes to an end. Amen. B.D. NR. 4860.
Book 55 4861
Everywhere the voice of God sounds. Seriousness of the time.
21. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4861.
You live in an extraordinary serious time and constantly your attention is drawn to it, because it is not about the earthly development of world history, but about the spiritual development of men, which you are to recognize as being in danger in the face of the near end. You must admit it yourselves that extraordinary events direct your thoughts to spiritual problems; you must also admit that the references to the time of the end coincide with old prophecies, regarding the end, and therefore you must pay attention to them and remember full of thanks him, who admonishes and warns you. Every reference you must take seriously and see all earthly events as standing in connection with the development process of men – you must know that every event is just a means to cause man to work on his soul, so that he voluntarily strives to God. The time is so serious, because the effect of the earth walk of men is of greatest importance, because the missed or wrongly use earth time is no longer to be made up for, but no-one is spared the responsibility. But all admonitions and warnings are only in a way possible that they do not mean a faith compulsion. They certainly point to the end, to the creator and keeper of all things, but prove nothing, and for that reason there are only few men, who recognize the approaching end by the signs and who devote themselves to God in the awareness of the spiritual trouble. These now are to speak for God and his kingdom; they are to seek to impart their convinced faith to fellowmen; they are to stand at all times in connection with their father from eternity and receive the warnings and admonitions to pass them on to those, who still stand far from God. Who has eyes to see, let him see; and who has ears to hear, let him hear. Everywhere the voice of God sounds; everywhere his work is to be seen, and everywhere men are influenced mentally from above. But their will is free, and under compulsion God works on no man, even when an extraordinary experience lets God’s work recognize visibly. The distance from the end becomes smaller and smaller; the signs will increase, and the recognizing and the believing is made easy for everyone with that; and so the will of man is good, he will also not resist and close his mind to these references. Because God works everywhere with his favour; everywhere little lights flash, which rays can be penetrating, when they are not darkened through man himself, through his displeasure, to expose himself to the effect of the rays. And blessed is he, who follows such a ray of light and does not need to walk through the time of the end in darkness. He will go the right way, which securely leads to the destination, which leads to God, his father from eternity. Amen. B.D. NR. 4861.
Book 55 4862
Supply of the divine word - Good or bad powers.
22. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4862.
Spiritual entities cannot express themselves to a man in the form of the inner word, as long as they do not have the assignment from me and the power and the light, which is needed for it. Immature entities can certainly have an effect on the thoughts of a man, as long as he makes himself receptive for such thought-transferences through God-adverse way of life. These beings can likewise seize the will of a man, who voluntarily gives himself to them intentionally, to get into contact with the spiritual kingdom. But those beings are never allowed at instructions out of the spiritual kingdom, which are to be assessed as divine transmissions. And the sending of my word to earth is always to be regarded as such, which must be received through a man, in whom my spirit can work. I speak to men, and since not all can hear me, I make use of one man, to announce my will to the others. And he hears my voice in the heart – sounding or mentally I send my word to him, as soon as he is able to hear my voice. And this ability presupposes that the man’s heart has gotten ready, therefore made worthy, for the reception of my spirit, therefore of me myself. Is there possibly a more simple explanation for a process, which takes place through my will and in my will? You men yourselves create the state for you of not being able to recognize truth, so you believe to recognize bad powers in the work of good powers, because what goes out from me and reaches you over those light beings, is light, which spreads brightness. If you do not recognize this light, then your soul is still surrounded by a cover, which does not let through the light. Therefore something must then adhere to you, which weakens the ability of recognition of your soul; something must be in you, what does not find my pleasure, what blinds you and hands you yourselves over to the powers, which confuse your thinking. For that reason check yourselves before you judge and condemn; check with the heart, but not with the intellect alone, and do not be unbelieving, but believing. Amen. B.D. NR. 4862.
Book 55 4863
Training of teachers directly or through light beings.
23. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4863.
In darkness a ray of light blinds the eye and prevents it to recognize that, what surrounds man. And so also the spiritual ray of hope is for the soul of man first a blinding light, which makes all cognition for it impossible, because also the soul is still in darkness, when the first ray of light touches it. Then it is impossible for it to comprehend spiritual knowledge immediately. And for that reason it must be guided slowly to brightness; it first must come out of darkness into twilight, which then increases in brightness, so that the eye of the soul can get used to the images, which it is now allowed to assimilate. A man, suddenly presented with deep wisdom, cannot grasp it; and it will therefore never appear to him as wisdom, but rather remain incomprehensible to him so long, until he slowly gets introduced to a knowledge, which can now be called a right light. For that reason man must also be taught fundamentally; he must be trained for a deeper knowledge in a way that he always receives more and more wisdom, but always only then, when he is mature, i.e. is receptive for it. And because of that only those teachers are allowed for a teaching office, who themselves have mastered, what they are to teach, to now strengthen man with light nourishment, until he can take heavy food, until spiritual knowledge has become so comprehensible to him, that he himself can now be active teaching. When I therefore want that good teachers are added to men, then I must first train these teachers and first impart that knowledge to them, which they are then to pass on to their students. Therefore I instruct them myself or let them be instructed by first workers, who are however only active on my behalf, because I want to get for them the happiness of a power imparting from me, who therefore never ever do or teach something else than what is my will and they themselves carry in them as own will. For understandably only such beings are allowed to the teaching activity, who themselves stand in knowledge, therefore have reached a high degree of maturity, because these are light and power receivers, therefore they can also hand out light and power. I know about the degree of maturity of men on earth; I know about their will, about the degree of desire for truth; I also know about the utilization of the gifts of favour, which I impart to a man; therefore I also watch over every individual man, who is of good will, that he does not get bound by my opponent unlawfully. And therefore I will also not tolerate, that a man, devoted to me, falls into the hands of my opponent; I will not tolerate that the will of a man inevitably becomes estranged from me, as I also do not tolerate that man desiring truth is wrongly instructed through powers, who lack all knowledge. The lower spirits have their kingdom for themselves, and they are bound to it, i.e., they cannot move freely into areas, where the light is, and take part in transmissions of spiritual knowledge to men. For light beings recognize every spirit, and they know about everyone’s maturity and ability. They also take care of men on earth and their state of the soul, and in their love they also grant the man protection against all pestering through dark powers, as soon as the thinking and striving is turned to the kingdom of light and he detests evil. Not the smallest thing escapes the notice of the light beings, what could endanger earth men, and therefore they form a wall around him, who has professed me through his way of life and is now to be introduced by me to a higher knowledge. And no low power is permitted to intervene, to impart error or distract man from pure truth. For the kingdom of light is mine, as I also rule over the kingdom of darkness. The light beings work in my will, and those who oppose my will, they I banish from my eyes, but as I also refuse them entry to those, who strive to me and consequently prove through their will to me that they acknowledge me as father. Amen. B.D. NR. 4863.
Book 55 4864
Peace of the soul.
26. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4864.
Give us the peace of the soul. That may be your constant prayer, because this peace holds everything in it, faith, love, power and light. Only the right faith can give you peace, and only in love you find it, because both separated are not that, what they are to be. But so you have peace in you, you also stand in cognition, therefore in the light, and out of this certainty you are also full of power. Who now lacks the inner peace, his soul is unconsciously not satisfied with that, what it possesses, nevertheless it feels the desire for a state of light, which it still misses. Such a soul seeks, when it is still weak in love, an easing for the light it lacks, and it easily lets itself be blinded by a light of deception. It seeks peace and obtains it still unjustified, because it still has not fulfilled the basic conditions – the walk of itself to love. It can certainly also find a peace, by feeling happy, but it is more a daze, produced by the intellect of man, but not the divine peace, which lets the soul feel itself as child of the father. The feeling of security in the arms of the father triggers a peace, which is the most beautiful, what can be striven for on earth. As soon as the right relationship of a man to God, to his creator and father from eternity, has been established, also his earth life is a peaceful one despite events, which approach man from the outside threateningly. For the right relationship also guarantees a right faith in the help of the father, and this firm confidence is already a sign of peace, which makes the soul happy. These men are aware of the presence of God, and therefore they remain untouched by everything, what approaches them, even so they are forced by it to assert themselves earthly or to fight against their enemies. That man will not lose the peace of the soul. Divine powers are standing by his side, which hold and support him, so it appears earthly that he should succumb. The world can no longer take from him the peace of the soul, because it is the result of intimate God-relationship through prayer and love work, which has also brought to him the cognition of truth, and for that reason a man, who is knowing, fears no danger anymore, because he recognizes it and can meet it with the right weapons. For he always knows he does not fight alone, but with God, who is constantly present to him. Amen. B.D. NR. 4864.
Book 55 4865
Contact with the spiritual world extraordinary privilege.
27. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4865.
A privilege of highest value for you men lies in the pure-spiritual contact with the opposite world, you who devote yourselves to it. And because of that you can only win; you are not pulled down, but constantly climb up. But the pure-spiritual contact presupposes an attitude to God and to faith in general; it presupposes a deep inner desire for truth and also a good will, otherwise negative successes are to be recorded, a contact, of which must be warned. You must, to understand right, first know that the supply of truth to the ignorant, may it be on earth or in the hereafter, is the actual activity of the knowing beings; that it means work in love for them, in which they find their happiness. To every light being men on earth are entrusted, whose thoughts they seek to direct in the right direction. Therefore the mental supply of truth and the taking in or receiving of thoughts is the constant contact between earth and the spiritual world, which is just not mentioned, because the thinking appears self-evident to a man and he does not seek to make clear the origin of thoughts. It is a self-evident process, which for that reason receives little attention. But if man is consciously willing to get into contact with that world, then the light beings like to seize the opportunity to express themselves obviously and as it were to offer truth to men on the way of regular instructions. And this conscious receiving of spiritual material exceedingly promotes the ascent development of the soul. A man desiring truth is now protected by the light beings against the intervention of lower spirit powers, which are not able to impart truth, but want to express themselves all the time and for that reason impart error to those who are receptive through their equally low soul maturity. Man himself determines the powers, which want to communicate mentally with him, and because of that, mediations out of the spiritual kingdom, so they are striven for consciously, often produce different results, what however does not exclude, that people striving spiritually can win unspeakably much through a connection with the spiritual world. Free will is again decisive, under whose influence it places itself. Who strives to God in his thinking and wanting, he will also be seized by God and given into the care of light beings, which can never have a damaging influence on man. Who still belongs to the world, for him it is not about the recognition of truth, but he shrinks from it, because it condemns his way of life. He is a welcome object for the expression of immature spirit beings, who seek to transmit their wishes to them in the same desire for matter and also find willing listeners. In which way now the spirit beings, the inhabitants of the kingdom of light or the beings of darkness, are induced to their expressions, that is again up to the will of man; but it can happen in the simplest form, in the mental connection with the spiritual world, from which now also the answer comes again in the form of thoughts. Only the ignorant man makes use of material helps for this, which because of that also produce certain successes, because the beings of the spiritual kingdom use every opportunity to get into contact with men to inform them that they are near the man and want to have contact with them. And because of that it is certainly advisable for the complete unbelievers, to inform themselves; but as it is also advisable, to then so utilize the won knowledge that intimate mental connection is established with the inhabitants of the spiritual world, which will never remain without success bringing blessings, so man is of serious and good will. Amen. B.D. NR. 4865.
Book 55 4866
Revelation of God.
26. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4866.
Open your heart to the voice of him, who wants to speak to you, and know that he only uses a man, because he cannot reveal himself to you. But take his word as also directed to you, as it is to bring to all of you blessings: I am in the spirit with you all days until the end of the world. And so you will always be able to hear my spirit’s voice, so you believe these my words and therefore are also convinced through faith that I express myself. Therefore you must listen inwards to be able hear my voice, and this requires solitude, a becoming absorbed into the inside, a secret dialogue with me in stillness. But who of you makes arrangements to hear me? Whose faith is so strong that he is aware of my presence and, so he speaks with me in the stillness of the heart, also expects an answer? See, latter you do not do, you who call yourselves believing, and therefore you doubt it that I myself reveal myself to you, and consequently you can also not hear me, because every doubt makes the hearing of my voice impossible. There are only few men, who listen inwards in childlike faith in me, to whom I now can reveal myself and announce that to them, what all of you are to know of me and my will. But most men go past these few; they do not recognize the voice of the father to his children; they take little part in the announcements, which come down to them from above; but still less let themselves be stimulated by an example of the effect of faith and love for emulating, to experience the great secret of divine love for themselves, because each one revelation is an unveiling of my entity, of my rule and work and of my exceedingly great love. And because of that I cannot approach men; they cannot feel my nearness, because they do not recognize me. The words: "I remain with you until the end of the world" say nothing to them; they do not understand their meaning; they do not know, what my presence means and which delicious gift is the result of my presence. They do not understand my words and do not learn to understand them even through an obvious proof. I reveal myself to men, to whom I am present, so they want to hear me. The eternal divinity leans towards its creatures and lets its power flow over them in the form of the word. I myself am the word; therefore also my presence must be evident through the word, through its transmission. And therefore you men have a proof that I am, because I descent down to you in the word. Grasp it, you men, and do not go past, so I step into your way in the form of my word. Accept it as purest truth, which is still undistorted, because it has its starting point directly from me, because my word is the clear living water, which flows out of the source, so that you can refresh yourselves of it, to successfully cover the pilgrim way on this earth, to reach the destination, which is to crown your earth walk – to approach me and to become that, what you were from the very beginning, children of my love, who can create and shape in freedom and power and are unimaginably happy. Amen. B.D. NR. 4866.
Book 55 4867
No-one can serve two masters.
28. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4867.
Who can give up everything, he will also win everything. You cannot serve two masters, the world and at the same time me, but you have to give up the one, so you want to win the other. Therefore you have to sacrifice the world, so you want to gain me, but then you receive more than the earthly world, because the kingdom, which is my share, is incomparably more beautiful than the world, which you give up for the sake of me. But if you want to possess the world, then you cannot at the same time also possess me, because I cannot be found there, and those who seek me, must do it outside of the earthly world. You truly do not lose much, so you give up the world for my sake, because I replace for you the loss thousand fold, and never ever you will regret it, so you have once won me. My kingdom is not of this world, because of that you are not to hang your heart on that, what is worthless, and you must make an effort, to be received into that land, and learn to despise the earthly world. You must free yourselves of all earthly good, of every desire for it, and alone strive for that, what is eternal, what belongs to me and for that reason must be exceedingly valuable. What belongs to earth, that leave behind you and strive for my kingdom – turn you eye towards heaven, and you will see more, than the earth can ever offer you. Learn to overcome the world, so you want to possess me, and decide, what is of greater value for you – but decide for the right, because it is about your lot after death; it is about eternal life. Amen. B.D. NR. 4867.
Book 55 4868
Love towards the neighbour.
29. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4868.
What you do for the least of my brothers that you have done for me, and with it you prove to me the love to me and to the neighbour. Because a work of neighbourly love is also a proof of love against me and will make you by much richer, than what you have given up. And who is your neighbour? Each one man, who is in need and approaches you with a request, no matter whether it is expressed or remains unexpressed. Because you recognize it yourselves, when your help is necessary and appropriate, as soon as the spark of love flares up in you and the need of fellowman touches you. But you can also live in abundance and perform a work of neighbourly love without making a sacrifice, but it will not be seen as such, so you lack love, so you help to get rid of a tiresome petitioner or to shine before fellowmen. There are so many motives, which can cause man to help, but only a work of merciful neighbourly love is regarded by me, to which the heart drives you. And you will learn by experience that, when love cools in the heart of men, help for fellowmen gets organized and now so to speak mechanical works of love are performed, which certainly can alleviate the need of fellowmen, but which cannot be regarded as works of neighbourly love, as fulfilment of my love command, and which for that reason can also not work redeeming. The left is not to know what the right is doing – it is to be a giving in stillness; but it is not alone the material gifts, which are called works of neighbourly love. Every other help, every good eye and every good word can be regarded as work of love, so it comes from the heart. The need of the spirit and of the soul is often still greater than the earthly need, and there you are to be active to help through encouragement and consolation in suffering, through spiritual building up, though sending of my word and leading back to faith, where such is necessary. All that falls under the command of neighbourly love, and I only request a soft sympathetic heart, and you will fulfil my love command to me and to the neighbour and also awaken love in the heart of the neighbour, who by this means can also be led on the right way and you have acquired double reward for you. But you are not to help for the sake of the reward, but only out of love to me, then all your works will be blessed. Amen. B.D. NR. 4868.
Book 55 4869
Work of the spirit. Spiritual rebirth.
29. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4869.
Let my spirit have an effect in you, then you will also stand in truth, because the work of the spirit guarantees you such. Then it is I myself, who guides your thinking right, who feeds you in the right thought, who therefore pours out his spirit over you. It needs not always to be an obvious, i.e. extraordinary work, as this is the direct transmission of my word from above, but the work of the spirit can also take place in quite natural way, when man just fulfils the condition, which I have tied to my work in man. He just needs to want the right and to live so as it well pleases me, i.e. fulfils my will, what is expressed as love work, then his spirit is already awakened, and as standing in connection with me, the spirit in man will now instruct him so that his thinking is right, that he stands in truth, therefore also has the ability to recognize and to represent the right. He will also be completely convinced to think right, only that he attributes this ability to himself, but not to my work in him, until he now is enlightened through servants of God about the work of the spirit in man. This will certainly be understood by him, however always only then, when I myself can work in him through the spirit, otherwise he rejects such a teaching as improbable. When now my spirit can be active in a man, then he is also won for the eternal kingdom, because this is already an act of the spiritual rebirth, an act of redemption out of the bound state. The spirit now directs man and leads him now with certainty to the aim, to eternal life. If therefore man strives consciously to me, if he stands in firm faith in me, if his way of life is a life in love and if he pays attention to his inner feelings, his thoughts and to his always increasing knowledge, often without all influence from the outside, so he can also assume with certainty that his spirit has awakened to life and a sinking into the deep is no longer to be feared. Then his thoughts will agree with the word given from above, through which I want to get all men ready for this process, so that they stand in direct connection with their father from eternity, so that they get knowledge of my rule and work in the universe, so that they learn to love me as their creator and father and now establish the contact with me, so that I can impart truth to them, through which they are happy. Amen. B.D. NR. 4869.
Book 55 4870
Seers and prophets of the time of the end. Little understanding.
30. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4870.
Little understanding is to be found for a pure truth imparted from above, and men do not recognize the value of the divine word. They are touched by a ray of light and again flee back to darkness, because the brightness does not please them. They are without desire for truth; they do not believe in their remaining in existence and therefore just live for this earth. And seers and prophets are getting awakened in this time, who go up to men to admonish and warn and are to announce to them the destruction of earth. They will find little faith, and nevertheless they are to let their voice be heard again and again; they are to speak against everyone of the forthcoming judgement, of the urgency of a change of convictions and the lifestyle of men; they are to speak of the love and the mercy of God, but also of his justice, so that their sense of responsibility may be awakened and they wake up from sleep. The seers and prophets will not be accepted in their own land, because nobody wants to hear them, and the representatives of the world will treat them with hostility. And these are phenomena of the last time before the end, which are again and again pointed out. Men are still admonished to turn back, but so the number of the servants and seers chosen by God is getting greater and greater, the end is near and the time of favour passed. Then it will be fulfilled, what his predicted – the unbelievers will be startled; the doubters begin to wonder, and the believers will rejoice, because they experience a visible strengthening of their faith, so they recognize that everything is truth, what was predicted about the end. But then it is too late for the unbelievers to turn back, because so the day of judgement has come, none of them will be able to think clearly, because earth will open up and devour everything. But one thing will protect men from ruin: the pure word of God, which he himself has sent to earth. Who feels His power, him also the last days do not frighten, because to whom God speaks, he will also emerge undamaged out of all events through His love and power. Who receives the word of God with heart and intellect, he is immune against all disaster of the last time; he stands in the light, in a light, which no-one can any longer extinguish. And the light will break through darkness and again and again send rays into darkness and seek the last souls, so that they do not get lost. Who lets such a ray of light shine through him, he will also feel the truth from its power and now consciously expect the end. And the Lord will come in the clouds; he will gather his and fetch them to him, away from earth, before it is destroyed through his will and becomes the grave of all those, who did not recognize God and for that reason strove away from him; who lived along without faith; and the earth will devour them, and all trouble on earth will be at an end. Amen. B.D. NR. 4870.
Book 55 4871
Uniting with God - aim of man.
31. March 1950. B.D. NR. 4871.
Your aim is to be the uniting with me. Do you know, what that means, to be one with your father from eternity? To be able to create and fashion like him in power and wisdom and to be able to be persistently active for the still imperfect spiritual? And to be happy for ever? The past life will seem to you like a heavy dream, but which no longer frightens you, but just lets you recognize the love of the creator to his creatures; which led you through endless many stations of maturation. And in the cognition of this, what you are now in the kingdom of light, you will look up to me full of thanks and full of love., I who is now close to you and gives you happiness without measure. To be united with me means to stand in perfection, so as you were created first, before you became sinful. To reach this perfection is the highest aim of man on earth, because it is the precondition for a happy life in light. And the only means to it is love, which consumes everything imperfect and forms a light receptive and divine soul; which can receive my radiation in it and, so it is touched by it, feels indescribably happiness. The transmission of my love on to the being is the epitome of happiness and therefore a privilege of the perfect, which is no longer separated from me, but has completely united itself with me. But this power transference surrounds everything else – cognition of truth, light and power, so that therefore the being stands in wisdom and uses the power flowing to it right; therefore can create in the will of God and give life to the created. Therefore the being enters into all child rights; it knows no limits; it knows about everything, and its power enables it to work according to my will, which is now also its own will, so that all activity makes the being happy, because it is active for me and finds richest reward in my love. The being longs for my love, and I constantly fulfil its longing, and its happiness finds no boundaries. The uniting with me is only to be reached through love, because love is the most effective fire, which brings all hardness to melt and purifies all unclean and clears up all murky – love is the means of dissolving and at the same time also the binder. It releases from the pressure of slavery, from the fetter of sin, and it binds the band between the creature and me, which is indissoluble until all eternity. And who has once entered into the relationship with me, he also remains connected to me, because as soon as my love power has once flowed through him, he has inevitably become my property, which I never leave to my opponent. Who is able to break away from my opponent, he has already become my property and proved to be my child, and he can now constantly dwell near the father, who never again banishes it from being close to him. Amen. B.D. NR. 4871.
Book 55 4872
Prayer in spirit and in truth.
31. March and 1. April 1950. B.D. NR. 4872.
In spirit and in truth you are to pray. This presupposes right faith in me, on whom you call in prayer and who is to help you. Therefore you must believe that I am, that I have the power to help you, and that my love wants to help you. This right faith also lets you find the right words or thoughts, through which you get into contact with me. You then speak to me out of the heart; it is no lip prayer; it is a right dialogue with me, because you entrust your worries and needs to me and expect answer through action, you therefore trust me that I listen to you. So you have established this state of trust in my help, you can nothing but to pray in spirit and in truth, and I will yield to you. But how can a man pray in spirit and in truth, who makes use of learned words, who performs long prayers in community with others, which neither testify to worship nor intimacy, because the heart knows nothing of that, what the mouth speaks? How can you men expect, that I am pleased with such a prayer, which is anything else than a trusting call of a child to the father? So simple and plain as the words of a child your prayer is to be, so that I can be present to you and you experience my favour. Who speaks to me like this, him I hear and yield to, because I have given you the promise: Ask, and it shall be given you; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. But I am not pleased with lip reverence, because I see the heart alone, which no-one can hide before me. And were the heart is silent, there I go past, and neither my love nor my omnipotence gives a proof to man, that I have heard him. I turn from those, who pray constantly, but whose thoughts do not touch a part of that, what they express with the mouth. For all of them still do not recognize me, who pray so, because the right cognition of me myself lets them become silent and full of reverence, and a deep humility stammers intimate words, which I understand very well, because the heart has spoken them, which always gets into contact with me and which will always draw me. Prayers in spirit and in truth only rarely ascent to me, and for that reason I can also only rarely fulfil a prayer, although there are very many men on earth asking and being in trouble. But my right children pray with the heart and therefore will always have success, for right faith guarantees them the fulfilment of their request; right faith I never let be wrecked. Amen. B.D. NR. 4872.
Book 55 4873
To seriously seeking persons God reveals himself mentally.
3. April 1950. B.D. NR. 4873.
The way of salvation is walked along by all, who once seriously become immersed in their most inner heart and seek advice from me here; who request my help asking in faith in me; who therefore seriously seek truth – to them I reveal myself and enlighten their thinking, i.e., they come mentally closer to truth and find satisfaction in their mental results, which they first consider as won themselves. A seriously seeking person finds the right way; he cannot go wrong, because I myself approach him as guide and direct his steps in the right direction. He indeed still does not recognize me, but nevertheless accepts my guidance, i.e., he does not resist the mental influences, although he still does not know the origin of thoughts. His will is not directed against me, but it adapts itself to mine. A conscious striving up is to be recorded, as soon as man makes inward preparations to sort things out in his thoughts. I now test every man, whether his striving is serious, because his will is to retain freedom, because he must use it in the right direction, to now being able to enjoy my constant care, to be directed by me into the recognizing of me myself. These faith tests everyone will have to pass first, before pure truth will be imparted to him mentally or through mediators, who my love leads into his way. Because man must acquire truth for himself; it is not sent to him naturally, although it is offered to all men, so that they now do everything themselves, to also being able to receive it. Truth is an extraordinary gift of favour, which however everyone can gain, so he just seriously wants, and he must announce the serious will through passing of those faith tests. But then he can be certain that he has walked along the right way, the way of salvation, i.e., that he will very soon recognize his earth life purpose and adapts his life way accordingly, that he therefore reaches the destination, which is set for him as man, because his will subordinates itself to mine; he therefore wants the same himself and he therefore comes close to me, as it is his purpose. Amen. B.D. NR. 4873.
Book 55 4874
5. April 1950. B.D. NR. 4874.
I myself decide on those men as spiritual leaders, who are suitable for it. All men can certainly fashion themselves, so that they are chosen by me as suitable for a spiritual leadership, but a man can never elevate himself for it. Therefore my words are to be understood: "Many are called, but few are chosen." All of you can shape yourselves through your will to servants devoted to me, to whom I allot a task. Therefore all of you are called. But the appointing for service presupposes then already a degree of maturity, because you can only serve me, so you are able to carry out the work, which I request of you. But my servants on earth must work for my kingdom, which is not of this world. They must enlighten the erring, lead the blind, support the weak and always rule their office as mediators – receive my will and announce it to fellowmen. These are the right spiritual leaders, and their office understandably also requires a mastering of all that, what they are to teach; it therefore requires a spiritual training, which they can again only receive from me myself in a certain degree of maturity. And because of that I chose my servants myself for me, because you men lack the ability to recognize, who is suitable for such a task, which only produces pure spiritual successes, is therefore little understood by the world. Therefore only men can be worth considering as spiritual leaders, who receive my tasks from me directly, i.e., who do not feel bound through knowledge, which has been imparted to them before through the mouth of man. In fullest freedom they must establish the connection with me and therefore abandon themselves to my will and my guidance unconditionally. Those are the ones, who have recognized their calling and want to let themselves be chosen by me myself, since they feel it, that only I am to be addressed as client. They want to serve me and ask me for my approval. But also men call themselves spiritual leaders, who have not awaited their appointment for service for me, but appoint themselves to a teaching office on earth; who therefore also want to be active for the kingdom of God and certainly have the best will for it, but have entered a service without my particular appointment, which is meant for the spiritual well-being of men. I place certain conditions on such a service; if they are now fulfilled by those, then I also accept them as my servants, but that always presupposes an unconditional devotion to me, an opening of the heart for the receiving of my instruction, without which no-one can be active for me on earth. Every service for me and my kingdom presupposes the work of my spirit in man, because only he can take over a spiritual leadership, who himself is led by my spirit. Without the work of the spirit no leadership of the blind is possible. And this is to make all think, so that they recognize, who has the task from me as spiritual leader, to work for me and my kingdom. The work of the spirit in man is not a gift, which I give to those, who want to be active for me, but only he can enter my service, who has fashioned himself so that my spirit can have an effect in him. And so also the words will be comprehensible: "Many are called." because everybody can shape himself so - "but only few are chosen." Only few allow the work of the spirit in themselves, but which is first condition, to be chosen by me for an office on earth: to be a spiritual leader to men. But who is filled by my spirit, he can differentiate between error and truth, and he frees himself from a teaching, which is full of contradictions, which therefore did not start so from me, as it preached at present. He stands in truth and also represents it; he can enlighten the erring, lead the blind, support the weak and constantly impart my word, my will, to them, because he is in contact with me directly – because my spirit works in him, because I have chosen him as servant to work for me and my kingdom. Amen. B.D. NR. 4874.
Book 55 4875
Spiritual change not turning back, but new banishment.
6. April 1950. B.D. NR. 4875
An upwards climbing development is no longer possible on this earth, and men are not even left on the same level, but they constantly sink deeper; they are carried away into the boundless and remove themselves so far from me that they go through earth life without all power, therefore it is also completely pointless. And for that reason a great change is planned, to stop the sinking of the spiritual in mankind and to clear a new way, which leads again up. My plan of salvation is unknown to you men, except for the few to which I reveal myself. But you can take note of it, so the question would occupy you at all, on which all the events around you are based. But your questions are different; your questions refer to earthly advantages only, to the means, to gain great profit in earthly goods. Only in this field you extend your knowledge and leave all spiritual unnoticed. But for that reason you will also be surprised, what happens in the coming time; you will find no explanation, so you seek to give it to yourselves intellectually. But the knowledge about my plan of salvation would be an explanation for everything for you; the knowledge about my plan of salvation would let you see everything with a different view, and your feeling of responsibility would get awakened, because you determine the lot of the soul after death through your way of life. And then one could still speak of a small ascent, although only few take seriously, what is offered to them as explanation by the knowing. And for that reason I end a development period and let a new start. (7.4.1950) This is certainly to be considered a spiritual turning point, but not as a turning back or a sudden ascent in the development of the spiritual, but it is rather a total failure on the one hand and a creating of a new development possibility on the other hand. For what has failed in the old development period, starts again in the deepest deeps of its course of development; it therefore does not continue a process of purification cut short. Because of that, the time before the end of this epoch is also so extremely important, since it shapes the lot of unspeakable many souls to life or to death. A continuation of this earth would not at all be beneficial for these souls, because a long time ago they have broken off the relationship with me, therefore are completely without faith and also do not use the favours in such a state, which could secure a spiritual ascent for them. Until the end every attempt is still made, so rescue the individual souls, i.e., to draw their attention to their purpose, but no improvement can happen against their will, and this will strives down, it is exclusively meant for matter, which holds the spiritual still standing in deepest development. And I always take the will of the spiritual into account; it is granted what it desires – and so hard matter becomes the cover of that, what had already reached the last stage of development on earth – the souls of the creatures, which are completely far from me, are once again banished into the creations of the new earth. And again and again this terrible lot is to be held up to men; again and again they are to be informed about my eternal plan of salvation, because it is the time of the end, where each one man is to become aware of the great responsibility, which he bears towards his soul, because he can still use the last time for the rescue of his soul, when he has the will to it. He is to know that an end comes and what this end means for the soul; he is to know that there is no delay any longer, but it will be fulfilled what seers and prophets have announced since the beginning of this redemption period, that the end comes irrevocably and with it the last judgment, where it is decided about life and death, about light and darkness, about award and punishment, about hell and damnation and paradise and happiness. Amen. B.D. NR. 4875.
Book 55 4876
Christ’s going to the cross.
Easter Saturday 8. April 1950. B.D. NR. 4876.
Who wants to follow me, he goes a lonely way, incomprehensible to fellowmen, as it was also my share, despite of the love, which I gave to fellowmen. Who wants to follow me, he must take up his cross upon himself, as I did it, although my eternal love lets no man’s cross become so heavy, as it was that of the man Jesus. He must bear it, but I can decrease the load at any time, so he calls me for help. I then take the cross on my shoulders and carry it for him, and with me everything becomes easier; with me he no longer goes lonely; I understand him at any time and share everything with him, suffering and joys; he can always walk his earth way with me in the quiet company of two, and for that reason he will feel his cross bearable and devotedly fall into line with his fate. I took the suffering of the whole of mankind upon my shoulders, when I went along, the death on the cross before the eyes, and had to endure indescribable bodily suffering. For everyone, who wanted to follow me in future, I walked the heavy way, which ended with the death on the cross. I indescribably suffered as man, so that men’s suffering was reduced. I took part in the suffering of the whole of mankind and bore the cross for them. And who loved me, followed me. They were only few, measured by the whole of mankind, for whom I died; only few shared my pain; they suffered with me and for me. They also bore their cross, because they followed me, for love to me let them feel all suffering double. But their love was balm on my wounds, which cruel men had beaten me; their love increased my will to suffer for men and to bring help to them through my death on the cross. Many followed me on the way to the place of execution, but only few took part in my pain. Many walk along on earth, but only few follow me. I died for all men on the cross, but only few accept my sacrifice and take advantage of the favour acquired. Only few follow me, and still men can only be happy through my imitation. Each one is to take his cross upon himself and think of my sacrificial walk to Golgotha, which was almost too heavy for a man and let me collapse. But the love of a man helped me, where I almost failed as man, and I made the sacrifice; I drank the chalice of suffering to the dregs. And so you men must suffer, think of my words: "Who wants to follows me; let him take up his cross." Know that all suffering, which you bear devotedly in my will, is counted for you as walk to the cross, which means redemption and becoming free of all guilt for you. Know, that you go the earth course to get rid of a debt, which size you cannot measure as man; a debt, for which I certainly died to reduce it, but which also every single one of you must pay, so far it is in your power, if you want to take part in the work of redemption, which my love has started with my death on the cross. Only a light small cross is imposed on you men to bear, because I have taken the heaviest load from you, but you cannot remain completely without suffering, to drive you to him, who wants to help you at any time, whom you are to follow, so that you are happy for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 4876.
Book 55 4877
Unreachability of God. Recognizing his nature.
9. April 1950. B.D. NR. 4877.
The spirit of no man can seize me, as long as it has not united with me, with my father spirit from eternity, and the uniting with me is an act, which presupposes highest preparedness to enter into my will, therefore means a becoming like my original nature. Only what has become one with me, can recognize me, otherwise it is just a belief, but no full recognition. The spirit of man certainly has the ability to cognition, but never alone, but only in the joining together with me. It is a spark of my eternal father spirit; it is my share, which went out from me, which is in contact with me incessantly, but is only through the will of man brought into the state, where it can function. And this will must subordinate itself to me; then the spirit spark in man can become active. But a long time can often pass, before man awakens the spirit in him through his will, and this time is lost for eternity. In the state of ignorance the earth course of man is fruitless for the soul, because it then only lives for the world; it still does not grasp the meaning and purpose of its earth walk; it still has not got into touch with the spirit in it and is completely blind. Only the awakening of the spirit spark in man secures the soul the ascent development, the maturation. For the spirit, so it is awake, influences the soul, to turn away from the world and to listen to its voice, and now it starts to dawn; darkness is broken through by the light – the spirit enlightens the soul about me as entity, about my work and my constant care for my creatures. The spirit in man leads him into truth; it imparts a knowledge, which cannot be brought to him from the outside, because it would then be explained to him completely incomprehensibly or he would have no capacity for it. The spirit now pushes the soul constantly to unity with me, because it is my share itself and also wants to pull the soul over to it; therefore its aim is to be likewise the uniting with me. Only in a certain degree of maturity man starts to have understanding for my nature, although it cannot be fathomed by him in its whole depth for ever. As man he does not grasp it, and also as light being it still stands in far distance from me, even so flowed through by my power, so that it is exceedingly happy. It is impossible to completely fathom my nature, because I over-radiate everything in light and power and am therefore something incomprehensible for every being, even so it has reached the highest degree in perfection. For if one would be able to fathom me, then I would be nothing unlimited both in perfection as also in power. But exactly not being able to be fathomed is that what makes a light being happy, that it can look up to me and always feels deeper love for me, that it constantly strives for me, desires me and constantly finds fulfilment of its longing. That I am inaccessible for the being, increases its love, because it feels my love for it as greatest gift in the awareness of my inaccessibility. (10.4.1950) But on the other hand my creature is inseparably connected to me. Its imperfection, for which it has to blame itself, its state completely contradicting my original nature, does not restrict my love towards it and can eternally not cause me to push it away from me, therefore to separate from it. So inaccessible I also am for the being, so it still has connexion with me; it belongs to me, because it was produced out of my power and is therefore very really a part of me. And this belonging together is to now find its culmination in the conscious joining together on the part of that being; through its striving for me it is to put itself in a position of happiness, because, to be able to feel my love and to feel it as happiness, the will of the being must absolutely be turned to me. No resistance at all is allowed to be any more in the being. It must want to come to me, to be raised by me, and this raising, the drawing it to me, is a state never ending in eternity. The being never reaches the last aim, but it constantly comes closer to me, a certainty, which is still incomprehensible for you men on earth. But the happiness of the being lies in the constant longing and fulfilment. A being, which would be completely satisfied, would be able to feel no desire any longer and for that reason also miss the happiness of the fulfilment. But I want that my children constantly strive for me; I constantly want to give, therefore also be constantly desired. And so I will, as last aim, stimulate the beings to highest love and longing, but always standing above my creatures, not because of lacking, but of exceedingly great love, because I want to give happiness, which never stops, because my love can never stop until all eternity. Amen. B.D. NR. 4877.
Book 55 4878
Forerunner of Jesus at the End.
13. April 1950. B.D. NR. 4878.
From among you one will emerge who is to testify for me before my coming in the clouds. And when you will hear him, you know that the end is nearby. He is one of the purest, he is full of love and goodness and therefore closely united with me; he is a comforter and friend for you men, a liberator from the trouble of the soul. He is of a bright spirit and knows about the judgement at the end and therefore he warns and admonishes men in my name. He is a fighter for me and my kingdom and has fullest knowledge. And so he also knows where pure truth is represented and therefore he will come from among those who receive my teaching from above, and through his life, through his love for the neighbour will also be taught from above himself because he still has to carry out his duties last to be my forerunner before my coming again. Because the time comes true, the predictions of the prophets come true, and so also he must come who descended from the kingdom of light to earth for my sake to announce me to men that are in greatest trouble and distress. He will give evidence of me because his voice is my voice and who hears him he hears me. But he will not stay long with you men - before you recognize him, because he well stays among you, but my opponent will persecute him and men stir up hatred against him. He will preach about love, but men will listen to him in hate. They persecute him and are out to kill him. But I will know to protect him until his hour has come, because he has to complete his mission; he has to pave the way for me; he has to set up the flock of the ones that are mine and instruct them of the speedy coming of the Lord. And when he appears, there will be little time left. His words will arouse enthusiasm and wake from sleep the ones that are sluggish and undecided, because he is just the mouthpiece of me; through him I want to express myself once again. And again he will be a voice of one crying in the wilderness; the reason he comes again is because I need a strong power, a power that comes from above to help you men. But the world will hate him and use all means to put him out of action, though he only does and speaks well. But the world has sunken into night and all light has gone out. That is why a bright light lights up on earth and all light bearers will get oil, so that also their light again burns brighter, that the people of the world try to quench. And all who have the right kind of faith will recognize him as the forerunner of my renewed descent and they will know that the time is fulfilled, that I am to be expected and with me the last judgement. And they will take his words to heart, because they feel that it is me who speaks through him and that I myself announce myself through him who is my messenger as it is determined since eternity. But he will have a hard time with men that pay tribute to the world and do not want to hear about his warnings and admonitions, but who are not afraid to be out to kill him even so he proves to be helpful towards men and many also call on his help. They want to hinder him to finish his mission, but not earlier do I take him to me into my kingdom until he has prepared the way for me, until he has announced my coming to all who desire to see me and whose faith he strengthens, because he only voices that what he receives from me through the inner word, through the spirit that works unusually in him. Amen. B.D. NR. 4878.
Book 55 4879
Fulfilment of predictions through seers and prophets.
14. April 1950. B.D. NR. 4879.
That my word fulfils itself, you will experience very soon, because the time has come, which I announced through seers and prophets always and constantly. They all announced my word, therefore they just expressed, what I wanted to tell people, and since I used the prophets as my speakers, they could only say that, what I myself wanted to announce. Therefore it is also certain that these announcements must fulfil themselves, because my word is truth. It is only unclear for the believers, when my prophecies come true, and for that reason they are also not taken seriously, because everyone believes that only the future brings that, what was already announced to men a long time before. They do not know it, when the time if fulfilled; but also do not assume that they stand in the midst of this time. They believe and still do not believe. They do not reject it, but do not want to admit it in the presence, and they are for that reason lukewarm in their soul work. But I say to you again and again, that you are not much longer allowed to think it over, if you do not want to be surprised. You are only still a really short time on this earth, and it is incumbent on yourselves, to also belong to the inhabitants of the new earth. Because then you must believe firmly and unshakably that the end is near and prepare yourselves for this end. You must live according to my will, then you will experience at yourselves, in which hour you live. Then you will lose no time any more; then you also know, which fate is appointed to men; and so that you do not belong to the unfortunate, who must fear the end, you will have to join me and turn the back on everything, what is share of the world. But so you live along without faith, you only pay attention to the world, and you do not recognize the seriousness of the hour. And then you get hopelessly lost for endless long time. I can only warn you of the end and admonish you to love, but I cannot supply the cognition and the knowledge forced to you. And for that reason you are in greatest danger; and that only, because you do not believe the words, which again and again are announced to you through seers and prophets that the end is near. But my love again steps into your way, to direct your thoughts to the end. My love lets you go painful ways to turn your look away from the world. My love speaks to you through my servants; it wants to rescue you, but it leaves fullest freedom to you. Amen. B.D. NR. 4879.
Book 55 4880
Importance of the work for the kingdom of God.
16. April 1950. B.D. NR. 4880.
A sign will be given to you from above, so your actual activity is to begin, because now you only do preliminary work, to put yourselves in the state of knowledge and to also impart your knowledge to those, who like you want to eagerly partake in the spreading of truth, who themselves are hungry for truth and wrestle with it. But your actual activity affects the supply of the word, which is given to you from above, to all men, who step into your way after the great tremor, which they had to experience for the sake of their souls. I will once again let a great warning call sound, and it will be the last before the end. All, who sleep, are to wake up – whether they however send their eyes up or carry on walking along with turned away look, that is left to every individual himself, but in the last distance of their only still short life you are to go up to them and shout to them that they are to go the way of the light and are not allowed to further sink into darkness. You are to announce to them the Gospel, but in purest form, so that they do not object to it, as it is now the case through the many false doctrines, which are offered to men as teaching of Christ. You are to help them to find the right way; you are to explain to them lovingly the cause and the purpose of every painful event; you are to point them to me, that they seek contact with me, and look after all, who are in spiritual trouble, who do not want to believe or cannot believe. To them you are to speak, and I will help you; I will put the words into the mouth for you, so that they do not miss their effect. This work is so tremendously important that I will make you suitable for it and also give you the full understanding, what you are to do or to leave; where you are to speak or to remain silent and of what you are to take care especially, because I know the hearts of all, which I send to you. This time still lies before you, and I train you for this work, for that reason you will first be active in quiet; in a small circle you will be able to talk to still recruit workers for me, because I cannot have enough of them in the coming time, because the time of your work will only be short. And for that reason the work is to be set about with all eagerness, so that the short time is fully utilized for the salvation of the erring und the lukewarm, for the salvation of the unbelievers, who can again acquire faith, when they are just of good will. I myself will call you, so your hour has come, and you will like to follow my call joyously. But then do no longer worry about earthly things, because every earthly worry is invalid in view of that, what I send over men. Then only the spiritual work is of value and of importance, because earthly you can secure nothing for yourselves; only what I want, will remain for you, and that without all worry from your side. Do not look back, but only forwards; give up everything voluntarily, because I supply everything for you, what you need, so you are active for me. But I will bless you and your work for me and my kingdom. I want to pour out my favour, so that the hearts wake up and become receptive for my word – so that all souls are still rescued, which want to let me rescued them. Amen. B.D. NR. 4880.
Book 55 4881
Gaining spiritual goods. Earthly activity. Idleness.
18. April 1950. B.D. NR. 4881.
Nothing on earth is significant, than only alone the development of the soul upwards. For that reason every earthly activity is only then to satisfy you, so the spiritual work is carried out at the same time, which as most necessary work is never to be allowed to be disregarded, if earth life is to be successful. For what you win of earthly goods through practising of earthly activity, is inconsistent possession, which can certainly secure you earthly well-being, but also only, when my will allows this. You have to fulfil an earth assignment, which is to be alone important for you – you are to mature spiritually. And the world with everything, what is desirable to you, is just the means for the purpose; they are the opportunities at which you are to mature. And so the earthly life must indeed be lived in the midst of these things, which appeal to you and encourage you to earthly activity, but it is not allowed to be self-purpose; you must become and remain aware that you have to fulfil a higher task than only the increase of earthly possessions or the creating of bodily comfort, and only, so the spiritual work is put first before the earthy, you fulfil the earth life purpose. And for that reason you must always make yourselves aware of that it is not in your power, to extend you earth life by only one day. You must further always expect to be recalled, and be mindful of, that you then must leave all earthly acquired things and are only allowed to take across into the hereafter, what you have acquired of spiritual treasures for yourselves. And therefore every one thing is worthless, what seems desirable on earth for you, because it is matter, which does not follow you into the spiritual kingdom, but is always and constantly share of the earth, which you however only inhabit a short time. And since you never know, when your time has expired, so you will then act wise, so you use every one day, to acquire spiritual wealth for yourselves. For that reason spiritual activity alone brings in profit, although you are to also do your duty earthly and perform works, which are of use to the neighbour. One is to serve the other – then every earthly activity is as it were a service for the neighbour, as soon as it does not bring about harm to him. For that reason man is also not allowed to be idle, otherwise he does not use his life power and his works of neighbourly love will only be small. An idle man will also do no spiritual work, because it presupposes a heart willing to love, and love willingness always expresses itself in a way that the neighbour is given in his needs, may it be of bodily kind or regarding the soul. What man does to serve fellowmen is earthly activity, which is at the same time accounted for as spiritual soul work, but earthly work, which just strives for the own advantage, which is only caused by self-love, is worthless for eternity. It is useless wasted time, which can never be made up; which in addition still means a drop for the soul, but therefore greatest advantages are reached pure worldly seen, because man works with the help of my opponent, who gives him earthly goods in greatest measure. But empty and poor such a man enters the spiritual kingdom after his death, because he must leave everything behind on earth and can show nothing of spiritual treasures. His life was lived pointlessly, and a sad lot awaits him in the hereafter. Amen. B.D. NR. 4881.
Book 55 4882
Call to work. Spreading of truth.
20. April 1950. B.D. NR. 4882.
When you will become aware of the call to work for me, then also an inner peace will seize you, and unconcerned you will let everything approach you in the recognition that everything is my will, what comes over you. And then you are right representatives of my teaching; then you feel me near you, and your thinking is only directed spiritually; everything earthly no longer touches you; you live with me and no longer with the world, and then your power of persuasion will fill your speaking, and you will still win men for my teaching, who have resisted you before, because your conviction lets them become thoughtful and check seriously. Every single soul, which is still wrested from death, is an inestimable gain, for which I bless you, and every soul, which still awakens to life before the end, can count itself to the redeemed, for which I died on the cross. Because also it has overcome death; it is free of every fetter and is heading for a happy life on the new earth or in the spiritual kingdom, so it is still recalled before the end of the old earth. The supply of pure truth is your task, because only pure truth has the right effect on the soul; only pure truth can cause man to spiritual striving, because only truth gives a right image of me and my entity and lets the wish arise in man to approach me. And for that reason pure truth must be made accessible to them; for that reason you receive truth before from above, so that you can hand it out to your fellowmen, who still lack all knowledge. What you yourselves can now receive completely, that you will also be able to represent convincingly to fellowmen. And for that reason you must first have been instructed, before you can start your teaching office; you must yourselves know about everything, so that you can now have an enlightening effect with those, who are still of dark spirit. And that you are suitable for that, of that I will take care, because I need you as co-workers on earth in the last time before the end, because I myself can no longer bring truth to men and because of that must speak through mediators to them. You are to speak in my place, and I bless every one, who makes himself available to me, so that I can work through him, because mankind is in greatest trouble and urgently needs help, because only a short time remains until the end. Amen. B.D. NR. 4882.
Book 55 4883
Great affliction before the end.
22. April 1950. B.D. NR. 4883.
Mankind will get into great affliction, wherever it may be, when the last trouble breaks, which precedes the end. Every nation will go through suffering and distress, partly caused through the will of men, partly through nature influences or events due to fate, and men will have everywhere the opportunity to put themselves into the service of neighbourly love, because everywhere, where trouble is, it will be able to be alleviated through men able and willing to love. All men will be affected by suffering, except those, who are receivers of power from below, i.e., whose hearts are so hardened that they become slaves of the opponent of God and are presented by him in unusual measure. The contrast between good and evil will become strongly apparent everywhere, and therefore also a war is waged everywhere of the spiritual about the souls of men, before the end comes. The time of the end therefore triggers all desires in man through spiritual influence, both the good as also the evil will obviously become apparent and therefore also a separation be noticeable, because the good will isolate themselves from the evil and still be constantly persecuted in hate, why the distress of the good, therefore men turned to God, always becomes greater. There will be trouble in unusual measure. And the words of the seers and prophets, who announce the great affliction for the time of the end, find use everywhere, only the cause of the affliction will not be everywhere the same. But everywhere the spirits separate, and in that the time of the end is to be recognized. The earth and the spiritual kingdom will be the aim of the efforts of men, and who aims at the earth with its goods, he is lost for the spiritual kingdom; he pays tribute to the world and therefore to him, who rules the world. And this will be the majority of men, whose looks are directed towards the world, but the spiritual kingdom has only few followers; it is just a small flock, measured at the whole of mankind, who strives for God consciously or unconsciously, which wants the good and detests evil. For that reason the spiritual striving ones will always be represented in small numbers among men; they will at first be laughed at and mocked by fellowmen, until the devilish in mankind comes to the breakthrough and expresses itself in a way that one will take action in a hostile manner against all, who stand by God and remain steadfast in faith. And then an affliction starts, as the world has never experienced it before. Everywhere the bad will win the upper hand and the good be suppressed; everywhere the bad will indulge themselves and the good suffer want. And finally also the life of those will be endangered, who remain loyal to God, and they will have no right protection, because men turn the laws; the law is no longer acknowledged, and only the power of the stronger is in force. And it will be with those, who have devoted themselves to Satan through their cast of mind. For their temporal life they will be favoured by him, because they sold their souls to him for it, and for that reason they make themselves to lords over the weak, to whom they, driven by Satan, cause everything evil, from whom they take away everything, what they need earthly. The affliction will adopt an extent that the believers will need and will also receive an unusual supply of power, so that they do not succumb in the last fight, which only lasts a short time, which is shortened for the sake of few chosen, so that they do not become weak in the face of the trouble in their own ranks and the life of pleasure in the ranks of the opponent. Then redemption will be theirs from above, as it is announced. Then the Lord himself will come in the clouds and bring salvation to all, who remain loyal to him. Then the affliction has found an end, and a new life will begin on earth, and the ones loyal to God will receive their award – as also the children of Satan will be punished, because the justice of God demands its atonement. It will come, as it is written. The Lord takes his to himself and moves them into a kingdom of peace; he pronounces stern judgment on all sinners, and also they will receive, what they deserve, and the trouble on earth will come to an end. Amen. B.D. NR. 4883.
Book 55 4884
Freedom of will.
24. April 1950. B.D. NR. 4884.
The freedom of will is explanation for everything, what seems incomprehensible to man and what lets him doubt the nature of God. The still imperfect man often uses his will so wrongly, but God then does not prevent him to carry out that, what his free will intends, and consequently gives so to speak his agreement, i.e., he tolerates, what man carries out in his imperfection. But he does not approve of it, even so he does not stop man to do it. (25.4.1950) If man possesses freedom of will, then he must be able to affect his wanting and acting down as also up, because a freedom eliminates every restriction. But man has been created with free will, because it is decisive for eternity, for life of the soul after death. Free will of man creates for his soul the state in the spiritual kingdom. The will of God will always be a moving in divine order, an adaptation to his law, which was enacted in highest perfection, in wisdom and love, so that the creatures of God live in accordance with these laws and can therefore develop to perfect beings. But in exactly the same way they must be able to contravene these divine laws by virtue of their free will, because God confronts them with the decision. In no way does he influence man against his will, but even adapts himself to his will, by him not turning away or taking the power away from man, so he directs his will wrongly and would like to carry out something, what completely contradicts the will of God. Then he therefore does not take his power away, but adapts his will to the will of man. And for that reason things happen, which do not accord with the eternal divinity, but by his wisdom also then every event is so taken into consideration in its effect, that also they can favour the ascent development of the human soul. (27.4.1950) God does not touch the free will of man; consequently he must also give him the opportunity, to express himself and to be able to carry it out. And this always means a supply of power to works, which not necessarily agree with the will of God. But the wisdom of God sees all the possibilities of a favourable effect for the soul of man; and so a will opposed to God can unintentionally contribute to the spiritual ascent of a soul, only that then this ascent is not attributed to the wrong will of man, but he must answer God for this wrong will, although a certain blessing has grown out of it in another way. God directs all fates; he gives freedom of will to his creatures in the stage as man; they will always be able to decide for the good and are never compelled to acts adverse to God, but as their will is, so is also their thinking and acting, and accordingly will also be their lot in the hereafter and the degree of perfection, which arises from the work in earth life. Amen. B.D. NR. 4884.
Book 55 4885
Spreading of the revelations.
29. April 1950. B.D. NR. 4885.
A certain time is set for you for the work for me and my kingdom, and you are to make use of it to the best of your ability. What is given to you by me from above, only then has a value, when it is spread, because I do not speak to one man alone, but through one man to all, who want to listen to me. My word must therefore be made accessible to them, and it requires the complete support of your power and your will. Everywhere I have awakened seers and prophets, so that mankind receives tidings of the seriousness of the time and the coming world judgement. When they are believed, then men also prepare themselves. But I can force no-one to believe; it is a complete free matter of the will, why also from my side nothing can further happen, than to again and again reveal myself to those, who can receive my revelations through their will and their way of life. Therefore these revelations will also only be acknowledged by those, who again themselves lead a way of life in love according to my will. These will also know, which value it to be allocated to my revelations, and their endeavours will be, to see to the spreading. Where a will is, there is also a way. Whatever is undertaken to announce me and my work to men, to rescue fellowmen from eternal ruin, to inform them about the inevitable, for which mankind is heading, that I bless, and every possibility can be used; the spreading can happen in many different ways; my blessing will always rest on it, because it is urgently necessary, that men take note of my word, which is given to you from above pure and unspoilt. Not for nothing I speak through my spirit to men; not for nothing I myself choose for me the suitable men, through whom I can work in the spirit. Their work is not to be seen and treated lukewarmly and indifferently, because it is always me, to whom you men then prove your indifference. Who has my word, he is to pass it on; who receives it from those, he is to also work with it, as soon as he has recognized it as my word, and who does not recognize it, he does not belong to mine, but he is to think about it, because in future he will be called to account, how he has adapted himself to the gift of favour, which I made accessible to him. And so every day is to be used; no day is to pass without spiritual work. This applies particularly to those, who want to take part in the redemption of erring souls. Every support is granted to them from my side, which makes a spreading of pure truth possible, and for that reason everything is to be considered in accordance with the work for me and my kingdom, what approaches my servants, because I bring mine together, so that they can work united for me in the last time before the end. Amen. B.D. NR. 4885.
Book 55 4886
Spiritual closeness. Question and answer.
29. April 1950. B.D. NR. 4886.
Working in continuous closeness you, my servants on earth, will successfully be active. And for that reason consider everything as providence and submit to it, but also pay attention to the voice of your heart, i.e., pay attention to the feelings, which move your heart, so men approach you, what sort of persons they are. The power of love radiates over, but also evil thinking and striving or hypocritical nature is not without effect on the heart of man, and for that reason you are to pay attention, which feelings a man triggers in you, who seeks to join you. The request for help you are to deny no-one, but common work presupposes spiritual closeness, which will always exist, where good will is. For that reason always consult me, and I will instruct you right, what you are to do and what to leave. Who asks me, he will also hear the answer in him. And so I will always come to those, who get together in the will to serve me, and I will direct all their steps there, where their spiritual work is of success. Who is prepared to work for me and to help his fellowmen, he will always be able to reckon with my support, because he is driven by love, and he is therefore in contact with me and cannot otherwise, than act right. And for that reason he will do without hesitation, what his heart feeds in him, because I myself speak through the heart to him. Amen. B.D. NR. 4886.
Book 55 4887
Remorse of souls, which rejected divine gift of favour.
1. Mai 1950. B.D. NR. 4887.
Those souls are in great spiritual trouble, which I approached in the word, which they did not accept as voice of the father. Because they have the ability to cognition, they only lack the will to seriously check. But some day these souls come to cognition; and then remorse is exceedingly great not having utilized a delicious gift of favour from me, and their self-reproaches are agonies, which are not to be measured. To whom now my gift of favour is offered, he is so to speak called to spiritual activity, because I know about the degree of maturity of his soul, which I want to help to further height. He is able to cognition, as soon as he is willing to move in truth. He therefore now faces a crucial decision, to be heading for eternal truth or the world, and now it is his own will, which way he chooses. Now a man, who can go two ways and now goes the wrong way by himself, must now take responsibility for it, and this the soul feels unconsciously and is therefore in trouble, although the intellect of man would like to chase away such reservations. They are great spiritual contradictions, which the soul and intellect now exchange, and happy is the man, so the soul can still convince the intellect of its error, before it is too late, i.e., before the soul leaves the earthly cover. But if it enters the spiritual kingdom in the state of darkness, then the light, which was to bring it enlightenment, burns like a fire in it, because the awareness also remains with it in the state of ignorance that it is its own fault that it dwells in darkness, because it escaped the light, which my love and favour lighted for it. (1.5.1950) It then lives in great pain, longing for this great gift of favour, which can no longer be sent to it, so it has once been spurned. From the side of the light beings it can indeed be helped, but they do not appear to the soul as bringers of light, but the free will of the soul is tested in a different way, so that it again faces a crucial decision – to follow the light souls, which indeed do not reveal their identity, but want to stand by it helpingly – or to again remain in stubbornness and to reject the help of the light beings. As man on earth is not forced to accept light, which shines from above down to earth, so also in the spiritual kingdom the will of the souls is decisive, how they adapt themselves to the help, which my eternal love always confers upon them, to lead them up. But on earth they have an exceedingly great gift of favour in my word, which certainly brings in the spiritual maturity for them. And for that reason it is irresponsible to not pay attention to my word, which is offered to them from above; and therefore to adapt oneself indifferently or completely negative to this. And understandably it must extremely depress a soul, when it did not take any notice of the most secure means to reach eternal life and now dwells in the spiritual spheres in an unfortunate state, where darkness and unhappiness rules. But it was its free will; it has for itself created its pitiable state through its will and must now bear it or again strive for a change in free will, therefore use every opportunity, which my love and mercy creates for it in the hereafter, so that it still proceeds up and can enter the kingdom of light, even so only after endless long time. Its will alone prepares its lot for it in eternity – its will awakens the soul to life, but as it can also be the cause to spiritual death. Amen. B.D. NR. 4887.
Book 55 4888
The dead will rise. Sin guilt.
1. May 1950 B.D. NR. 4888.
Sin will become obvious on the last day. Also the dead will rise in their works, i.e., the souls, which are spiritually dead, will experience, looking back, every bad act, every evil thought and will, to which they gave rise in their earth life, as written with fiery writing, and then the soul recognizes its own hardness and also that it is not worthy for a life in the kingdom of light, because it only then pleases God, when it has obeyed on earth his wishes and orders. (3.5.1950) The dead will rise. Nothing will remain hidden; good and bad will become obvious; everything what man has done and thought on earth, will come to light, and woe betide him, whose acts were bad. Every sin will find its retaliation, provided it is not wiped out through Jesus Christ, therefore was forgiven man already on earth, who took it to the cross of Christ in the recognition of his guilt and asked acquittal from him. These are redeemed from sin through Jesus’ exceedingly great love and favour. And these do not need to fear the last judgement. But how few are these. Faith in Jesus Christ and his work of redemption is truly found so rarely, because mere words still do not testify to him, as long as it is not alive through love. Therefore also only those men can be regarded as redeemed through Christ’s blood, who lead a life in love – who have found to Jesus Christ through love and recommended themselves to him in their spiritual trouble. For only love recognizes him as God and redeemer of the world; but who does not have love in him, he only expresses empty words, so he confesses his faith in Jesus Christ. Who does not have love in him, he also does not go up to him in deepest humility and confesses his guilt to him, because who does not have love in him, he is still a slave of the opponent of God, who stands against Jesus Christ and therefore prevents a turning to him in the heart. And for that reason much sin will become obvious at the last judgment; only few will belong to the redeemed through the blood of Jesus Christ, and the sin guilt of men will be gigantic great, when the dead will rise out of the graves for the justification of their acting and thinking, i.e., when the souls of those must confess their guilt, because nothing remains any longer secret, what once has happened. All, who have died without Jesus Christ, all, who did not acknowledge him on earth and therefore did not take advantage of the favours of the work of redemption, will have to accept responsibility, because without the living faith in him, they still dwell in deepest darkness in the hereafter, and no matter whether endless times pass about it. For they cannot walk up without Jesus Christ, because they do not carry love in them and also in the hereafter an ascent development is only possible through love. Also in the hereafter they still have the possibility of recognizing Jesus Christ, but only few change in free will to love; only few seize his redeeming hand, so he descends to them to help them up to him. Without love they do not recognize him and do not let him help them. For sin pulls them down and keeps them as with chains in the deep. Only one can liberate them from it, and that one they do not recognize in their blindness, which is the result of sinfulness. But the last judgement will separate the spirits. Also still then the merciful father hand will stretch out to the sinners, and who seizes it and lets himself be pulled up, he will be rescued from the hell punishment of a further banishment in solid matter of the new earth. Sin will become obvious and also the will of those, who have sinned, and according to this will will be the lot of the souls after the last judgement, because God is a God of love and mercy, but also a God of justice. Amen. B.D. NR. 4888.
Book 55 4889
Reference to the end.
4. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4889.
Only a short time is still given to you. Again and again I tell you this, because your faith is weak, and you do not want to admit it that you live in the time of the end and consequently my warnings and admonitions are directed towards you. But you are to believe it, because it depends on your faith, how you will use the last time for your soul and its ascent. What you do without faith that you do for the world only; but it will pass, and all your efforts will be unsuccessful; all goods will disintegrate, and nothing will remain being left for you, what is of use to you in eternity. Only that will remain for you, what is not of this world; only those treasures will remain preserved for you, which you have gathered spiritually for you. If you now believe in the speedy end, then you will no longer create and work for this world, for the body and its needs, but first worry about the state of your soul, that it improves, and therefore you will work for your eternal life. The world keeps you back from this work; the world seeks to grip you with earthly joys and enticements of all kind. And the fulfilment of earthly wishes always results in the decrease of spiritual work, therefore loss of spiritual treasures, which are lasting. For that reason I warn you of this world. Do not pay attention to it more, than it is necessary for your earth life; do not seek it, but avoid it, where it is possible; attach no other importance to it, than that it is the necessary means for your maturation on earth, and do let it rejoice over you, but strive for that you stand high above the world. And you will be able to do it, as soon as you let faith become alive in you that the end is near. Know that I myself talk to you, your God and father from eternity and know that each one word is truth, because I say it to you. And for that reason just take care of today and do not worry, what is tomorrow, because they are useless things, which make you worry, and only one thing is to be taken seriously, to mature spiritually and to make spiritual provisions for eternity. This care you are to always accept first, then you will need to fear no end; you will look forward to it calmly and composed and be prepared for my coming at the end of that time, which is still granted to you for your own redemption out of the fetters of Satan. Amen. B.D. NR. 4889.
Book 55 4890
Award of love life, happy lot in the hereafter.
5. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4890.
A happy lot is allotted to you, you who on earth pay attention to my will. I demand nothing else from you, than that you move on earth as children of your father in heaven, that you love and serve each other, as right children of a father do this. I do not give you another command, because right love includes everything in it; out of right love everything emerges, what leads to the uniting with me. And therefore right love is the only thing, what you are to strive for on earth. Your nature must shape itself to love; it must become again so, as it once was, when it went out from me, from eternal love. Then you also can again stay there, where your true home is, in the kingdom of light, near me and flowed through by my power, what means eternal happiness for you. A happy lot is allotted to you, so you pay attention to my will. For that reason adopt my will; live in me and with me, and my will will also be the one of yours. To live in my will is everything, what I demand of you. But who lives in my will, he cannot be different than to be good, and therefore goodness of the heart is also a proof that man has entered into my will, that he is a right child of his father. And I look after my children with all love and all care; for that reason they can also go through earth life without worry, as soon as they feel as my children and are intimately connected to me through love, which marks man as my child. Be good to each other; help each other in every trouble, seek to keep away all suffering from you and help, where it is only possible. Prove yourselves as my children, and the love of your father will repay you for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 4890.
Book 55 4891
Bridge to God - prayer in spirit and in truth.
6. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4891.
Men no longer find the bridge to me, and for that reason they are in bodily trouble and in trouble of the soul. There is no connection any more from them to me, because they themselves become estranged from me, because they strive away from me and this always results in earthly and spiritual trouble, because former is the result of and the means to remove spiritual trouble. The connection with me would also secure power for men to become master of every earthly trouble, but without me they are incapable to overcome the trouble; without me they are weak and alone. They do not use the bridge, which my love has built for them; they do not call to me; they no longer pray, and for that reason I cannot come to their aid, because this aid presupposes their free will, which they announce to me through an intimate prayer. In prayer men join together with me, as soon as the prayer out of the heart rises up to me. Then they have used the bridge; they have come to me and present their trouble to me. By how much could you men make earth life easier for you, so you would come to me in prayer, me who has shown you a secure way, on which you can escape all trouble. And you do not pay attention to it; you are in trouble and misery and still do not pray to me, like right children of a father do. I certainly see your trouble; I could also help you, but without your will my help would be no proof of love for you, but you would remove yourselves more and more from me, the better you are, and you would then be lost for me for ever. And so I must wait for your call, before I helpingly intervene, when I shall not endanger the salvation of your soul completely. But who comes in prayer to me – who is so intimately connected to me, that he speaks to me at any time and presents all his troubles to me? They are only very few, and they are to give fellowmen a proof, that one hears the call, which rises up from earth. And for that reason also they must come into trouble, to ask me for help, and I will help them so obviously that fellowmen can recognize, which power lies in a right prayer in spirit and in truth, which each one of man can acquire, because my love is unlimited and gives persistently. The right bridge to me is the prayer in spirit and in truth. This bridge securely leads to the aim; a man will never pray in vein, who expresses a request in the intimate connection with me, who establishes the right child relationship to the father and who as child also trusts the father fully, because he believes in his love. As long as the bridge of prayer is used, there is no trouble, which would be too great, than that things could not be put right. For a believing prayer is able to do everything – it is able to stimulate my omnipotence and love to extreme activity, because I do not leave a believing man without help, even so it seems earthly impossible. Everything is possible for me, and nothing is impossible or unconquerable for me. But who does not want to start this request walk, who stands away from the bridge and makes no move to reach me, he will further remain in his trouble, so that he may recognize, how weak and unable he is, when it is essential to help himself, because he believes he can be without my help. Man must feel his own inability, so that he turns for help to him, who can everything and wants everything, what is good, and whose love is unlimited, so that he wants to help everyone, who comes to him in his trouble. Amen. B.D. NR. 4891.
Book 55 4892
Seek ye first the kingdom of God.
7. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4892.
Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Hear what I want to say to you to this saying: You can always rely on my fatherly care, so you live according to my will. And my will is that you first think of the needs of the soul before you let the earthly care approach you. However so you men are minded at present, you will not accept this my saying, because your faith is so small and weak that it seems impossible for you to be kept earthly. For you put this earthly life in the first place and only think and work for it. But I want that the soul is to be taken into consideration first, and so you fulfil this condition, I take over the earthly care for you. This is a promise, which I have not given for nothing at the time of my earth walk, because I knew about the always stronger getting desire for matter and also about my counter means that I must apply to bring up men. I must let the earthly trouble approach them to turn their thoughts to me, and wanted to give to them the most secure means to get rid of the earthly trouble. I therefore made a condition – to seek my kingdom on earth – which fulfilment I wanted to award with earthly care, so that they could perform the work on their souls completely free. My words were clear and plain, and so, as they are, they are also allowed to be interpreted: I take over the care about all bodily needs, as soon as man does that, to which earth life is given him, to increase the maturity of his soul, to develop up spiritually, therefore to strive for my kingdom with all eagerness to be happy. But who takes these my words seriously; who shakes off all earthly worries to burden them on me in full faith in my help? There truly needs to be no trouble on earth, so these my words would be believed, which proves the right relationship of my creatures to me as their father from eternity and therefore also guarantees the fulfilment. Only few have given themselves the proof; only few seriously endeavour to acquire my kingdom, and are therefore free of every earthly worry, because for these few I care like a right father for his children – I send everything to them, what they need, and these my gifts of favour often flow in a miraculous way, because I leave no-one in earthly trouble, who trust me unconditionally and seeks to gain me and my kingdom. But for the others my word is just a way of speaking; they do not take it seriously and will also not experience the fulfilment of my promise, as they have no connection themselves with me and my kingdom, as they strive to possess the earthy world with its goods and forget their soul in the process. They must care for themselves, because I have made my care conditional upon the fulfilment of the conditions to seek my kingdom and its righteousness. Each one will be able to convince himself of the truth of my promise, as soon as he puts the care for his soul first before everything else; as soon as he strives towards me and for that reason is seized and cared for by me with all father love. Amen. B.D. NR. 4892.
Book 55 4893
9. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4893.
I want to help everyone to get the spiritual rebirth, who are of a good will. For only with the spiritual rebirth eternal life begins, the state of freedom and power, the state of happiness. What is still wrapped in matter, what still languishes in its bonds, is unfree and weak and wastes all life power again only to increase matter. But the soul, which breaks away from it, begins to become free and to slide over to another sphere, although it still dwells on earth. The soul recognizes its true purpose and establishes to me, its father and creator from eternity, another relationship, a relationship, which corresponds more to the original relationship, even so still in a primitive form. It strives away from one kingdom, towards the other kingdom; it steps out into a world, which was foreign to it before – it gets born again. And this rebirth obviously takes place, when a spiritual striving takes the place of the earthly striving, when the world with its demands no longer stands in the first place, but is only paid attention to in so far, as the preservation of the earthly body requires it. Spiritual rebirth is the result of the intimate mental joining together with me through a right prayer or through love work. I myself am caused to the approach to such a soul at that moment, where it seeks me, where it strives for me. For then its will is aimed at me; then the purpose of earth life is already fulfilled; a change of will has taken place, which also results in a change of nature, a becoming like my original nature, which is love in itself. The soul has stepped out into a spiritual life and now begins its spiritual ascent, which is certainly also achieved, as soon as it has once grasped my hand and lets itself be pulled by me. To gain spiritual rebirth, the soul must therefore first have buried the earthly desire; it is no longer allowed to be bound to its old cover through such desires, which aims at the well-being of the body; it must be able to renounce without hesitation that, what the world offers it, because it cannot be in the earthly and the spiritual world at the same time, but the entry into the spiritual world only then takes place, when it has completely overcome the earthly world. For it is the life of the soul, not that of the body, which is to begin anew. The body can certainly still be on earth, but must now fall into line with the will of the soul, it is therefore determined to further earth life by it. I want to help all to get spiritual rebirth, who are of a good will. And my help is first aimed at man in the way that I help him getting free of matter, what indeed often means a painful intervention from my side, but is to always only serve the salvation of the soul, so that it learns to overcome matter, so that it seeks a new life, a life with immortal goods, so that it strives towards that kingdom, which is its true home, in which it is free of all fetters and full of light and power; in which it can be happy until all eternity. Amen. B.D. NR. 4893.
Book 55 4894
Explanation for divine revelations.
10. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4894.
You are to learn to believe in a direct streaming in of my power in the form of my word. Then it will also be comprehensible to you that I obviously announce myself in all cases of great spiritual trouble and simultaneous open-mindedness of a willing man, by me speaking to him directly, to help all men through him. It will further be comprehensible to you that my love also gives means and ways to help them out of the spiritual trouble, that I therefore instruct them spiritually and now and then also earthly, when the situation requires it. I certainly often have receptive hearts, therefore men, who are devoted to me in love and want to hear my word. However only rarely they hear my word sounding, what presupposed a certain degree of maturity. Through the sounding word I can express myself to those men, whose task is a special one, namely to be high spiritual leaders to fellowmen. To these I will be able to announce my will so clearly and comprehensibly that my direct speech allows no doubt. I can however not speak with all men in this way, because they still do not have that degree of maturity themselves, which allows such an obvious work at them. But I nevertheless approach all those in the word, who show me their love and their will and want to hear me. I would like to speak to all men, but they do not lend me their ear. That is why I give to the few, who want to hear me, as often as they open their heart, their spiritual ear, to me. I do not give them less than the former, but they themselves cannot receive everything, why the content of the announcements is different, since a man can only receive that, for which his soul is receptive. I certainly have personal contact with the receivers, as I am connected with each one of my creatures so intimately that it can hear me, when it wants. And so it can also receive my instructions and advice, which it feels as clear thoughts and which can direct or influence its way of life. But also a spiritual work can be requested of him, to which he is also urged by me and for which he receives instructions. For the spiritual work, the participation in the work of redemption of the many erring souls on earth, is extremely important, and who puts himself at my disposal for it, him I accept as servant and also allocate the work to him. I express myself to my children in many ways, and each one can become aware of my word in another way, but I always get into personal contact with those, who have desire for my word, who long for it, that I express myself to them. The right, deep desire for me also guarantees for them the overflowing of my power in form of my word. But this is not always recognized as my direct influence, but seen as own thought activity, why fellowmen again and again fall into doubt on account of the diversity of that, what is sent to my children as announcements. I communicate with each one, who wants to hear me, and the desire for me will not remain unsatisfied. Amen. B.D. NR. 4894.
Book 55 4895
Wake up, you sleepers.
11. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4895.
Wake up, you sleepers, and go to work, because the day is short, which is still allotted to you until the end. Every sluggish and careless work will take its revenge, and only who is diligent and carries out his work in the right seriousness, his soul will receive the blessing, which means eternal life, while everything is doomed to die, what fails. Wake up, you sleepers, and look around you, and you will notice the changes, which already indicate the approaching end. Nothing you are allowed to see as chance, but you must know that nothing comes over you without reason and that you therefore must pay attention to it. Do not devote yourselves to idleness, because it just gains you ruin instead of rescue out of trouble, which is not to be denied, and only, who is constantly active, can check it. But your activity is to be, that you enrich yourselves of knowledge and then pass this on to fellowmen; that you present to yourselves the questions, which only I can answer for you, and that you ask me to teach you. And then I will give you mentally the right answer and spur you on to carry out that, what I advise you through the voice of the heart – i.e., each one, who is of good will, will gain knowledge about it, what he is to do and leave, to secure peace for the soul. He will be and remain awake and not in sleep fall into the hands of the tempter, because he does not sleep, and he constantly sets out to catch souls in his nets, which man does not see and recognizes, who walks along overcome with sleep and will certainly fall, because he does protect himself against it. There is a secure way, indeed narrow and thorny, where an ascent is certain without danger, but the man still overcome with sleep does not find it; he heads for an abyss and is in greatest danger, when he does not still awaken before and looks round for a secure way. And the day is short; soon night will break, and who then still has not found the secure way, he will get lost; he will hopelessly plunge into the abyss. Who does not take advantage of the time until the end, he belongs to those sluggish sleepers, who do not take seriously their work and are therefore rejected in the end; who cannot reach the destination, because they did not let themselves be admonished and warned by my servants, who I send into the way for everyone, so that they guide those, who go a wrong way, so that they are never helplessly exposed to ruin, but can always rescue themselves to me. Amen. B.D. NR. 4895.
Book 55 4896
Divine revelations - Words of love and of wisdom.
12. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4896.
I and my word is the same; my word is the radiation of me myself, consequently therefore the same substance. For where my word is heard, I must also be, because it directly starts from me. And so my word will always only testify to me, no matter where and how it is received. But for that reason it must also always agree, otherwise it is not my word, but the word of man. The constant presence of me myself guarantees right thinking, therefore also a man, who is connected with me through a life according to my will, through a way of life in love, can never ever think wrongly, as soon as he does not hear my word sounding, but mentally. This prerequisite you must have realized first, to now judge about right and wrong prophets, about the truth of that, what is represented as revelation from above. Wherever I myself can be present through love, right thinking and right feeling is guaranteed. But you men often cannot judge, how far a man stands in love, and for that reason you now and then lack the ability to judge for the truth of the announcements, which want to be received out of the spiritual kingdom. What points to me, I who am eternal love myself, must also be seized by my love spirit; but that does not yet prove that the receiver of my word has penetrated into wisdom. I impart words of love to every man, who shows me love and desires from me the expression of my love. But words of wisdom presuppose the supposing to fulfil a mission; words of wisdom are supplied to those, who have a teaching task, who are to bring the Gospel to fellowmen. Where now words of wisdom are imparted, a certain degree of maturity of the soul has been reached, as also the conditions have been fulfilled, which are tied to the teaching activity for my kingdom. The free will of men can now certainly ignore this wisdom; therefore reject it as implausible, when they do not believe in the mission of a prophet, a servant for me and my kingdom. But the one awakened by my spirit accepts these teachings without doubt, and they complete his knowledge, his cognition; they increase his love for me. But who objects to the wisdom teachings, there the awakening of the spirit can also certainly be denied to him, otherwise he would recognize my word, therefore also me as giver of the word. (14.5.1950) I take great pleasure in those, who turn away from the world and seek and find their purpose in life in the service for me and my kingdom. I will always be close to them; I will give their thoughts the right direction; I will never leave them without spiritual protection, i.e. always associate them with guides out of the kingdom of light, who look after them and protect them from going wrong, because where good spiritual powers are allowed to work through the will turned to me, there is no danger to sink into the deep. All powers out of the kingdom of light are receiving vessels of love power out of me and therefore stations, over which also my power is supplied to men. Whether now therefore my word, the obvious radiation of my power, is directly received from me or is imparted to men through my light bearers in the spiritual kingdom, is without importance for the value of the announcements, since always only my will determines, and the light bearers always only carry out my will. It is always the spirit spark in man, which seeks contact with the father spirit from eternity and which recognizes and receives all spiritual as outflow of the father spirit. I give unlimitedly and let the rays of my eternal love shine down on the imperfect spiritual, and gaps of cognitions are always filled out; man is always so instructed, as I see it as beneficial for his course of development. As soon as now the knowledge of a man is broadened, as soon as knowledge makes itself accessible to him, which he has not possessed before and which was also not sent to him from the outside, a radiation of my love is apparent, and then man can also consider himself as being taught by me. He can certainly have won his knowledge mentally, and nevertheless my spirit was active in him, which taught him to think right and let him find a result, that satisfies him, that he therefore recognizes as right. He only must – and that is first condition – present the questions, which move him, to me. He must consciously request my support; he must ask me for help, for right thinking and full understanding for the wisdom out of heavens, i.e. for knowledge, which lies outside of earthly limits. He is not allowed to expect from his weak intellectual power that it can give him complete enlightenment, but he must turn mentally to the originator of truth; he must come to me, and I will truly not let him go in ignorance of the earth way; I will teach him in a way that he really becomes knowing, that it becomes light in him and spiritual darkness is chased away, because men are my creatures, who I want to bring up as my children and who can only recognize me as father and creator from eternity through truth, why I guide all men into truth, which they desire and who believe in me, otherwise they do not request my support. Amen. B.D. NR. 4896.
Book 55 4897
The Kingdom of God approaches. Appearance of the Lord.
15. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4897.
The kingdom of God approaches you, my children on earth; do acquaint yourself with all that my love reveals to you. And so you will be initiated into the knowledge of my plan from eternity, of my rule and work in the universe, of my perpetually applied means through which I want to win my creatures for me for ever. I let you gain insight into my kingdom insofar as I let you know about the activity of the blessed creatures; about the connection of all spiritual with its creator and about the great plan of redemption that underlies all what you men experience and see on earth. So you win spiritual knowledge that already makes you candidates for the spiritual kingdom whose Lord I am since eternity. You can believe that my love has seized you now because my love is a ray of brightest light and light is wisdom. My love is of unimaginable power and who experiences it his soul is happy, because it feels the comfort of the light and the power even though initially the body is still uninvolved in it. But a visible sign of my inflow of love is the increasing cognition because it proves the ascent of the soul, which by its will can now transport itself from the earthly kingdom to the spiritual kingdom, which has sought me and found me because its love unites it with me. And so I can now approach you and you will recognize me when my foot again steps on earth, also in the flesh but not as once born. Because I will get in the way of a number of my people where necessity calls for it, where the ones that are mine are troubled and I want to bring help to them. My kingdom has come close to you and therefore I myself also come close to you. I always stay spiritually among you but your love can also cause me to approach you visibly and you prove to me your love that you believe in me. I know how difficult it will be made for you to believe in me and therefore I come so obviously close to you with my kingdom that you can recognize me because I want to prove your faith and also want to reward it. He who believes in me has love in him, but love is mine. And so every men is mine who lives in love and he is to be allowed to own me as I own him, and he is to be my child as I am his father. He is included in my kingdom even though his body still remains on earth and I give proof to him for this - that he can see me. Time ends and that is why you men will still experience many things that appear to be impossible - that the father comes to his children and obviously helps them and that his children will recognize him because he reveals himself to them. Because my love knows no bounds and the earthly fate of my children is difficult in the end of the days and so they need a full measure of my love that flows towards them as power and light so that they remain steadfast in the last fight on this earth and hold out until the end. Amen. B.D. NR. 4897.
Book 55 4898
God’s love to his creatures.
17. Mai 1950. B.D. NR. 4898.
That my love is never withdrawn from you is proof for it that you have emerged out of my love, which never changes for ever. For that reason you will also always be able to feel my love, so you want it yourselves. But if you go so far away from me that you are never able to feel my love power, you are still not excluded from my love, but it will always create new possibilities to guide you back into its circuit, so that you can participate in the happiness, which my love radiation means for you. You are the children of my love. You do not grasp this expression in its complete consequences, because on earth you can certainly guess the happiness of that love, however could no longer live, so the fullness of my love power would flow through you in the flesh body. What has emerged out of my love remains my share for ever, of which I let get nothing lost, because it is intimately connected with me, even in the state of defection, which certainly the being itself carries out, however can never take place as far as I am concerned, because my love keeps it. But love only then means unlimited happiness, when it unites both partners, why I continually sue for the love of my creatures, to be able to prepare for them the happiness of this love, and I myself find happiness in this love. But once my love will achieve it, because its power is unimaginable, just does not have an effect on my children unhindered, because I want that they are to come to me voluntarily; that they also voluntarily show me their love; that they become my children in truth, which lets intimate love find to the father. And because I love you with unchanged power, you can also trust me and think everything to be possible, what seems otherwise impossible to you, when it produces blessings for you. For because I love you, I want to deny you nothing, what makes you happy, but also grant nothing, what contributes to unhappiness; for that reason leave it to me, how and in what form I give to you, as long as you dwell on earth, because my infinite love determines this, and my wisdom recognizes it, what is suitable for you. But be always convinced of it that you possess my love; that it looks after you and always only wants to promote your eternal salvation; be convinced that you remain my children for ever, who will never be disowned by the father love, because they have emerged out of my love, which remains unchanged for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 4898.
Book 55 4899
Embodiment of light beings. Forerunner.
18. and 19. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4899.
I pass the Gospel on to earth, and as you receive it from above, it is pure and unadulterated through human will. I know that it is necessary as innumerable men cannot find me because they are no longer taught in truth. And that is why I embody myself in the spirit of those who want to serve me. That these are now supplied with the truth in purest form, is a necessity recognized long ago by my love and wisdom, which alone already will cause me to protect the receiver of truth from above against the influence of impure spirits which would like to confuse his thinking and prevent the supply of truth. Who therefore is receiver of my Gospel which I taught on earth myself and which to spread I ask now again my servants on earth, he can be in fullest assurance that he stands in truth, that he as my apostle of the end times can teach fellow men without having to fear that error could mix itself to his instructions. And in this assurance he is to have an effect on all who step in his way; he is to feel as speaker for me and always represent on my behalf that which he has received from me myself and expresses itself in him as perception, because this is the pure truth. Many light beings are at the moment embodied on earth because the great spiritual want requires extra ordinary help, which can only be done by beings of light. Such light beings are mostly spiritual leaders, i.e., they stand in close union with me through leading a life according to my will and can therefore accept my instructions directly and impart them to men. Such light beings are standing in a degree of maturity which makes a sinking into the deep impossible, which is why they also always go through earth life in greatest humility and selflessness and only seek to bring my kingdom to men, without them wanting to draw any other use than to serve me and to help men. That is why such a light being, sent by me to earth, can also embody itself several times when the spiritual low of men necessitates it. But these embodiments are then always complete services until the end because my will is predominant in these beings, because they have already voluntarily subordinated themselves to me and can also no longer lose this degree of maturity on earth. Low spirits will never have power over such being embodied as man, and it will never succumb to their bad influence. Therefore an already completed spirit can never fall on earth, i.e. not fulfil his mission. Such a mission can only seem to break off before the eyes of men through sudden recall into the spiritual kingdom or human hostile measures, which end the earthly life prematurely. But I also know about this since eternities and do not intervene with my power to not make the will of men unfree. But the work of redemption will still be finished, and everything will come so as it is determined in my eternal plan of salvation. Also the most completed spirits out of the heavens will temporarily embody themselves to achieve a spiritual ascent among men because without such help the latter are too weak to resist. And then also the dead will arise out of their graves, i.e., those completely blind in spirit can through a brightly shining streak of lightning from above become awakened and seeing. But then it will be the time before the end where my coming again is also to be expected, which was announced through seers and prophets always and constantly. And before me the greatest light on earth will shine in plainest garment. He will once again bear witness to me as he has done it before my appearance in the flesh on this earth, before my course to men to whom I wanted to bring the Gospel. He was my forerunner and will also be it again. And you men will then recognize him by his speeches, as he yet chooses the same words and testifies to me as he has done once. His spirit only comes to earth to fulfil the law, according to which he must precede me in fullest knowledge of his origin and his assignment. He sees through everything and also knows about his earthly lot, but which he does not avoid because also this belongs to the work of redemption in which he takes part out of love for the unredeemed. He knows it that only with his death the mission is fulfilled, and he has no other desire any more than the final union with me, his Lord and master, his friend and brother, his father from eternity. And the end is close when he appears because I follow him soon and make my announcement come true. But my coming again is the last act before the complete destruction of earth with all what is alive. Then comes true, as it is written. A new heaven and a new earth will arise where I will be in the middle of mine, where only one shepherd and one herd will be, because all who live are connected to me and allow my stay among them, because all men on the new earth are my children, to whom I come myself as father to give them what makes them happy. Amen. B.D. NR. 4899.
Book 55 4900
Work of retaliation and salvation. Spiritual trouble.
20. May 1950. B.D. NR 4900.
It is a time of extreme confusion, a time of deepest spiritual darkness; a state is among men that is not at all like it should be. Men are only connected with matter and live accordingly, because they do not abide by my commandments when they can obtain earthly possessions. They let desires control themselves that are visibly the effect from below; they no longer strive upwards but are rather turned towards the forces of the underworld from which they obtain the fulfilment of earthly desires and lusts. The spiritual want is great - so great that it has to be broken off by force so that a still deeper degeneration of men becomes impossible. This is the actual cause of the forthcoming work of destruction of the earth - to strip off the present form of the spiritual that is at the moment embodied as man and to give it a new cover where no longer a descent can take place but where an ascent has to be attained. The last end of this earth, that is simultaneously a work of retaliation as well as of salvation, is incomprehensible to him whose spiritual state eliminates a deep knowledge of my plan of salvation. But the end is - also considered as work of salvation - exceedingly important for men who experience it. Because the new banishment into hard matter is an agonizing state that I would like to save all men from to have to once again walk the course through the entire creation. What is still free will be bound again, what is powerful will be completely powerless, what can think and want freely, will then have to carry out in the mandatory state what I will; there will be darkness around the entity, for endless times, until it again climbs up to the state of free will to now again be able to decide freely. The new banishment will be an unspeakable agony for the spiritual that still walks free on this earth. Would men know about the state worthy of pity that they are approaching they certainly would change their life out of fear but that would be a change of the being under compulsion but without value for eternity. Men have to go their way out of their own will. They well can be admonished and warned, the coming judgement can be presented to them, but always in form of predictions that they can believe or not. But what now takes place at the end of this earth is unimaginable to man but it is so powerful that the intellect of man could not give himself an explanation for events that are completely adverse to nature. But it is a spectacle that can only be observed by the ones who are mine, who are awakened by my spirit, who because of that cannot come to any harm of their souls. But the rest of mankind in their horror is unable to digest intellectually the impressions because it only sees death in front of it, that is also their fate - spiritually and earthly. The greatest contrasts appear at the end of this earth - highest happiness, rejoicing and delight at my coming to earth for the ones who are mine, who just see bright light and are free of all trouble - and greatest horror, fear of death, darkness and dreadful proceedings with the undeniable prospect of complete destruction. A deadline is still fixed for you men in which you yourself can determine the outcome for you men; all the time gifts of grace are given to you through which you can become seeing, you who are willing for it. From all sides it is pointed out to you that something unusual is under way, you are reminded of the end through all kinds of phenomena; I reveal myself in many ways so that you think and get down to work on your soul; I stretch out my hands to you all the time to help you up. But I leave free will to you. Make the right kind of use of it and pay attention to the announcements of seers and prophets. Irrevocably the time comes where everything comes true. Therefore ensure that you belong to those who do not have to fear the day, for whom it will be a day of rejoicing and happiness as I have promised. Amen. B.D. NR. 4900.
Book 55 4901
Overcoming of matter.
21. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4901.
The goods of this world lose value, as soon as the spiritual kingdom has opened its horn of plenty and pours it out over man. For that reason you will always be able to recognize, who is in contact with the spiritual kingdom, may it be consciously or unconsciously through a way of life pleasing to God, because to him the world does not mean much. But there are only few of them; the majority of men are held on to by matter and have themselves no will to break away from it, which would also give them power for it. Matter exercises an always stronger attraction on the inhabitants of earth, the more it is coming to an end. Matter pulls man down, for that reason he stands on greatest danger; and so he is to be helped, it is only so possible, that matter is taken from him through divine will. He must become free from matter by force, to now being able to still renounce it out of free will or to desire matter again with all senses and strive to win it again. Then he has rejected the help; his striving obviously goes down – matter becomes his ruin. Then he is granted after which his desire stands, but in a different way. He does not win earthly goods, but he becomes himself that, what he desires - (22.5.1950) hardest matter, which requires again endless times to overcome it. But as long as he dwells on earth, he has the possibility to free himself from it, as soon as his thoughts just take the direction of the will to the spiritual kingdom. Because once he is touched by its radiation, then love to matter starts to wane; the soul feels the blissful relief of the spiritual radiation and devotes itself more and more to it. A contact out of the spiritual kingdom already takes place, when man attends, so the divine word is imparted to him. A mere listening with the bodily ear has indeed still no effect, the heart of man must open itself to it and the heart and the intellect assimilate what was heard; then the spiritual rays of light start to have an effect and to turn out as counterweight of matter. The time until the end is just still short, and still it is enough to change the will of a man, because with good will the influence out of the spiritual kingdom can achieve a change of thinking, what is apparent by the decreased desire for the world and its pleasures, for earthly possessions and honour and fame. A spiritual striving man withdraws from the world; he begins to take stock of himself and his attitudes of his inner being; he certainly still lives in the material world, but little touched by it, and for that reason the spiritual world can successfully have an effect on him, because it hands out in the same measure, what is given up of earthly good, only that it gives goods of immortal value, which help the soul to eternal life. The world must be sacrificed to be able to receive spiritual good; but where the eyes are still turned towards earthly matter, towards the world with its pleasures, spiritual good can hardly be supplied. But if you men would know, how short your earthly existence still is and that you, you who desire the world, then lose everything, what you now strive for, you would joyfully like to gather a wealth, which lasts for eternity. But you cannot be granted full knowledge, i.e., you are indeed told that it is so, but you are not forced to believe it, because you are to freely decide to give up matter, to exchange it for spiritual good. You must stand in the midst of the world and learn to despise it; you must have everything at your disposal and voluntarily relinquish it; you must break your heart away from it, although you are blessed with many goods earthly; you must sacrifice of that, what you love, to fellowman, who is in need. Then you receive everything, what you give away, back in immortal form; a treasure is send to you out of the spiritual kingdom, which enriches you unspeakably and which to lose you never need to fear. For this treasure you take over into the spiritual kingdom, so the end has come or you are recalled prematurely into eternity. Break away from matter; give it away voluntarily and change your desire, as long as there is still time, so that you do not need to fear the end, which brings decay of all that, what still surrounds you as matter. Gather spiritual goods for you, which do not pass, even so the whole earth passes, to be again fashioned anew. Amen. B.D. NR. 4901.
Book 55 4902
Use the power of the divine word.
23. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4902.
Constantly strengthen yourselves with my word, which will be refreshment for you in times of deepest trouble, but as it also before already brings in for you power and strengthening for your will and your faith. Consider that my word is a direct supply from me to you and that my gift must truly be of greatest effect; further consider that I myself am with you with my word; that you take in eternal love itself into your heart, so you receive my word. You use the power of my word much too little, otherwise you could never be weak and disheartened, otherwise no worry would press you and you could always go your earth way happy and cheerfully. You very much devote yourselves too little to the effect of my word; you do not bury yourselves deep enough in the meaning of the word and too often digress with your thoughts into the earthly world, which by no means needs to frighten you, so you just would strengthen your faith, to which my word helps you. Become often immersed in my word, and therefore let me speak to you in every crisis of your life, in happy as in gloomy hours. My word radiates a power out in you, which lets you bear or feel weak everything, what presses you. Always make your heart prepared to take me in, I who wants to come to you in the word, to strengthen and to comfort you. I want to be constantly with you with my love, but so you lock the door of your heart for me, by you turning to the world, you will also be and remain weak, because no power flows out of the world, which refreshes your soul. My word alone is food and drink for your soul; my word is the right nourishment, which you are to supply to the soul constantly, so you also want to receive me with the word. But to receive my word does not mean, to just read it or to accept it with the ears, because then you will feel no power, then it will remain ineffective, because then they are just empty letters, in which I can never be. Intimately connect in thoughts with me and desire to hear me, and then let me speak to you, and you will feel my presence by the power, which flows to you with every word from me. You will feel it that I speak to you, and be happy, because the awareness of my presence fills you with calmness and peace, with an inner happiness, which lets you bear everything, what is allowed over you for the sake of your soul and also of fellowmen. Bury yourselves in my word, and the effect of my word will not fail to materialize. Amen. B.D. NR. 4902.
Book 55 4903
Characteristics of the right servants of God.
24. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4903.
Who announces the Gospel to fellowmen, who helps them to truth, to right cognition of that, what is the purpose of man, he will truly not remain without my help, because his thinking and acting finds my agreement, and his activity I bless. Only selfless love must cause him to do it, love to me and to fellowmen, whom he knows in spiritual trouble. If other motives are decisive, then self-love is cause for his activity for my kingdom; then he cannot feel as right servant of God; then he is just a worldly servant; he practises an occupation, which is evaluated exactly the same way as every other worldly occupation; then he is not seriously active for me and my kingdom, but he serves himself; self-love has pushed him to his occupation, and my support is also accordingly. And I therefore assess spiritual activity according to the will of man, because I see into the hearts of those, who want to serve me. Where the serious will is existing, the attitude towards me is also the right one, and consequently also the prayer. As soon as a man speaks with me as a child with his father, he is connected with me and persistently draws power from me. And then the desire will awaken in him, to communicate with fellowmen; he will want to use and hand out the power; he will want to pass on the knowledge, which he receives from me, and therefore he will automatically become my servant, because he recognizes my will and wants to fulfil it. And now I can seize him completely and direct all his thoughts, because he has handed himself over to me through his will, because he has given up all resistance against me through the establishment of the right relationship to me, his creator and father from eternity. But a right servant of me must be so, completely devoted to me and listening to me inside of him. Only then he is suitable for it, to announce as my representative on earth the Gospel to the children of the world, whom he wants to turn to me. He imparts that truth to them, which he has recognized himself, which I myself send to him mentally or through the inner word. Who calls on me in Jesus as father, his thinking will also be right; because I never allow it that he walks in error, so he has turned to me. Because as soon as he strives for me, the spell is also broken; the former fall into the deep and its results are atoned for and through the conscious striving for me finally forgiven. My love has raised the fallen, because it found no resistance any longer, and the being is again in fullest cognition of truth and for that reason also able, to announce truth to fellowmen, whom he now would like to put into the same state, to recognize in me the father and to serve me. These are my right servants, whom I bless and whom I help always and constantly, when love towards fellowmen drives them, to work for me on earth. Und I will give power to them to work, so that the spiritual trouble is decreased with those, who are of good will. Amen. B.D. NR. 4903.
Book 55 4904
Admonition to steadfastness in faith.
24. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4904.
Everything will be repaid for you, what you must endure for my sake. For that reason remain steadfast, and always think about that the body can certainly be taken from you, but not the soul; that one can certainly kill the body, but the soul endures no death through its enemies. Remain steadfast in faith in me as God’s son and redeemer of the world, because they want to take this faith from you; one will stop the knowledge about me and my work of redemption; one wants to drive me out of the thoughts of men and achieve this through brutal measures, which are very suitable to make the weak believers totter. But then trust in me, I who help you in every earthly trouble and can also protect you against those measures, so I think it good for you. Strengthen your faith; let it become that firmness that you stand above everything, what the world wants to do to you. Remember my words: I want to repay everything to you, what you have to suffer for my sake. So your faith is strong, the measures of the earthly rulers do not touch you; they do not frighten you, because you recognize in me your Lord, who protects his servants – because you see your father in me, who lovingly cares for his children and keeps watch over them before the enemy of the soul. The world will badly besiege you on the initiative of him, but you can resist it, so you just join me, so you pull me towards you in the fight against the enemy, I who truly fight on your side, to gain the victory for you over him. You are not allowed to fear him and must openly confess me and my name; you are not allowed to remain silent, because you are to speak, where one wants to keep quiet about me. I need you, so that you testify to me, when men are afraid to confess me. Then you are to announce my work at and in you loudly; then you are to supply the proof to them, what the power of faith is able to do; you are not to be anxious about your life, which has no value so you sell the soul, but you are to also be prepared to give up your life, and exchange it against a far more marvellous life in the spiritual kingdom. But only where it is my will, you will be recalled, because against my will one will not be able to inflict suffering on you. And for that reason I shout at you: Hold out and remain steadfast until the end; believe in my promise that I come in the greatest trouble to rescue you and to fetch you out of the place of ruin, out of the kingdom of the devils. Expect me and do not be afraid, because my word fulfils itself, so it is the time. And I truly do not let mine fall into the hands of my opponent. I come to fetch them into a kingdom of peace, and happy will be those, who are strong and hold out until the end. Amen. B.D. NR. 4904.
Book 55 4905
I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh.
Pentecost 28. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4905.
I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh: and servants and maidens shall prophesy. I want to call your attention to the time of the end so that these my words come true. The horn of plenty of my favour will be poured out because my spirit is revealed to all that allow it that I work in them. Upon servants and maidens I will pour out my spirit - all who are willing to serve me are to be directly taught by me, they are to hear my words and tell of the coming time. The prophecies of old seers and prophets will be repeated through seers and prophets of the latter times because also these are seeing in the spirit how it will come, they see the approaching end, the great spiritual want of mankind and they devote themselves to be for me a mouthpiece, they prepare themselves to be vessels into which my spirit can flow that they see brightly and clearly what is determined since eternity. So my spirit is working in those men. When I ascended to heaven the work was accomplished - death was conquered, darkness of the spirit was broken through, the ray of light from above could get through and my spirit could fill men that believe in me. The connection was made between heaven and earth, between the spiritual and the earthly kingdom, there was a bridge from one to the other that infallibly led to me because who allows my spirit to work has a right to my eternal fatherly love, as my child he is heir of the father. But the outpouring of the spirit is little recognized by men, it was considered to be a unique Pentecost phenomenon, a visible reinforcement of the mission of my apostles, who talked in all tongues, therefore were filled with my spirit. But the working of the spirit is not a unique matter because my promise says: He that believeth in me, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. With these words I announced the outpouring of the spirit upon every man who believes in me and lives out of this faith so that it is my will. I pour out my spirit into every heart that is able and willing to receive, that has got itself ready as a vessel that is well suitable to let my spirit flow into it. Only few men have experienced this process themselves, only few men believe so much that I can directly work at and in them. And that is why mankind knows nothing about the meaning of these words, about the meaning of the outpouring of the spirit. But in the times of the end its attention is called to it by the obviously taking place of the outpouring of the spirit that is recognizable by prophetic evidence to the end, by evidence that only confirms what old seers and prophets have prophesied. Servants and maidens will be awakened, i.e. they voluntarily will offer their service to me and will now be filled by me with my spirit; they will make my work in them possible through their will that is for me and so they will be able to be active as my apostles of the end-time and announce the Gospel, the last end and my coming in the clouds. I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh. Many will be able to hear my voice when the last end is close. But for the time being there are only some that connect so closely with me that they can hear me. But to all of these a mission is assigned by me: to be active for me and my kingdom on behalf of me. These few will feel in them the calling and that is why they are not afraid to speak out what my spirit tells them - they are not afraid to announce the last judgement and to repeat the prophecies of the old seers and prophets to a certain extent. So they talk influenced by my will; their spirit sees in the future and the mouth speaks out what the spirit sees and imparts it to the soul of man. It is filled with my spirit, what is otherwise hidden is revealed to it, it foresees what comes over mankind and in its urge to help the fellow human beings it announces that what it has seen in the spirit - and servants and maidens will prophesy. Indiscriminately of gender I pour out my spirit upon all flesh because everyone who wants to serve me and consciously aims at me can be sure of the awakening of his spirit, the flowing through of my love power, and this obviously makes itself felt before the end. That what my disciples spoke of at the outpouring of the spirit that also will now be announced by the ones who are awakened by the spirit because my spirit is the same, my spirit guides you men into understanding, my spirit leads you into knowledge that you are to pass on to those that are not enlightened by my spirit. The festival of the outpouring of the spirit is not supposed to be only a recollection that my disciples spoke in foreign tongues but it is to be a continual admonition for you to also form your heart in such a way that I can pour out my spirit upon all flesh. You are also to bear in mind my promise from which you can see that not only my disciples were vessels of my spirit but that all men can do so; that all men, driven by my spirit, can speak when they truly want to be servants and maidens for me because the spiritual want of men requires serving help. To these my spirit will announce what they are to speak and these you can believe even if they announce the near judgement and therefore appear as seers and prophets to save you men from eternal ruin. Because now comes true what is written: I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh and servants and maidens will prophesy and young men will have bright dreams. I myself will appear unusually because unusual great spiritual want threatens men and because every man can experience the work of my spirit in himself who offers serving help to me, so that the great spiritual want can get redressed. Amen. B.D. NR. 4905.
Book 55 4906
Embodiment of Immature Beings in the End-time. (Hitler - Hausser?).
30. May 1950. B.D. NR. 4906.
Let yourself be taught by me where you are seized by doubts or where you are without knowledge because only I can inform you according to truth, what I also will do where truth is desired. I will always clear up error; I will inform you where you are ignorant; I will give you a light where it is still dark because I myself as the eternal light want to chase darkness away; I want that it is getting light inside of you, that you lose every doubt and you entrust me with every question, which I will always answer: Understand it that the world is full of immature spirit beings, which are admitted to embodiment because they themselves wanted it, to find their ending on this earth; which therefore certainly possessed that degree of maturity, which allows an embodiment as man on earth but due to their animal instinct stand completely under the influence of bad forces, the reason they can influence them is because the spiritual beings in them have not yet given up the resistance against me, which therefore consciously turn themselves downwards in total free will. They could develop upward in their earthly career because allowance is certainly made for their weak will and many means of favour are available to them, which make a way up possible but they oppose me anew and therefore sink down - they become devils and the end-time has innumerable such devils. My opponent takes special advantage of this time by trying to bring about spiritual blindness where truth is to be represented - by him therefore urging the ones that are in bondage to him to appear as representatives of truth and therefore lulls men for the time being into a false sense of security so that they blindly believe what is submitted to them. So men appear as angels of light in pious garment and they are still devils in human form - but unrecognized by fellow men because they know how to disguise themselves well and also find support through the forces of the underworld. I will not prevent men from doing what they want to do on earth and no being is forced to be good, which wants to be evil, but as also no violence can be done to the good by bad forces. But he who succumbs to bad influences he does not want it differently and must therefore be counted with those, which openly offer resistance against me because he recognizes the evil at the bottom of his soul. And because he recognizes it he often tries to disguise it, he hides behind a mask, in the garment of light he tries to blind fellow men, always driven by those spiritual forces, which still offer greatest resistance against me, which defy me and therefore fight against everything which could lead to me. During the end-time they fight with all means and not least they use my words to lead men astray. He who is in bondage to these forces, he is already on earth a devil although he hides under the cloak of piety. Now everything which is used from my side to redeem men, to not let them be smitten by the judgement, that will also be used in the opposing sense, i.e., every unusual occurrence, every unusual work for my part, will find a parallel in the negative sense. And so also the light beings which embody themselves on earth in the latter times have their partners, which are indwelled by demons, but always work in a similar way as it happens on the part of the light beings. And through this many men can be deceived, especially then when they neglect to ask me in childlike humility for clarity and instead want to check on the strength of their intellect. Then great caution is called for because the errors and the confusions are getting out of hand the more the end is approaching. My opponent has thousand traps into which he tries to lure the souls and when he fails in something he always uses new means and he wins the weak in faith and the spiritual arrogant, which have left the way of humility and therefore often stumble even if they seek the way up. That is why you men have to be especially careful during the end-times where many dangers lurk for you, where devils embodied as men give themselves the appearance of a God seeker and want to beguile you. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them, by their life that is different than their talk. My opponent has much power at the end but he never can force you into his camp as long as you head for me and my kingdom. Only protect yourself from arrogance, remain deeply humble and do not rise above the fellow human beings whom you are to help. Then also your thinking will be right, then the light of cognition will shine brightly in you and it will let you recognize every error, which the adversary wants to plant in you for his benefit. Who is mine, he recognizes his play of intrigues and he who does not recognize him has alienated himself from me through arrogance. Because he is recognizable by everyone who is of good will and longs for me as the eternal truth. Amen. B.D. NR. 4906.
Book 55 4907
Process of passing on of the word from above.
1. Juni 1950. B.D. NR. 4907.
Accept my words as purest truth, and also always recognize me as originator of that, what is sent to you in the dictation. Consider the way of writing down that it arises word for word, but not one sentence is formed before in your thoughts. This indication is to take all doubt from you, as soon as you lapse into such. Thought activity is not to be compared with this way of writing, because it mostly takes a direction, which the will of man prescribes to it, i.e., man himself sets a subject, before he examines it intellectually, through eager thinking, while a spiritual dictation, a genuine announcement from above, eliminates such thinking; because the subject is unknown to the man and so to speak is only given with the beginning of the writing in the dictation. That man can now mentally follow during the writing, does not justify the assumption that he himself does a thought work, but he receives himself first what he writes down. I certainly also set faith and will tests for that man, who seriously wants to serve me, and will again and again expose him to temptations, where he is to prove himself; i.e., where he must again and again turn to me in free will, if he wants to pass the faith tests; but the power of my word protects him from a defection, as soon as he abandons himself to its effect. But again and again the question emerges in you, what you perhaps can consider as my word. I always talk to you, when you want to hear me. This alone is decisive, whether the desire of your heart is meant for the hearing of my voice. As soon as you want to hear me, I also speak to you. The thought that I could withdraw myself and deny my power for you, is erroneous, because I know, after which your heart desires and over which you want to have information, and therefore I also answer you to unspoken questions, and this truly only so, as it is truth. But if you also understand the answer right, whether you accept it so, as it is according to truth, or give yourself another interpretation, that is completely up to you, but must always be considered. My word is eternal truth, but who prevents you, so you interpret my word to your liking, because the will drives you to it? Nevertheless my word remains unchanged in its meaning, and you yourselves will also learn to understand the right meaning and recognize that only purest truth was imparted to you and that you only received, what was sent to you through my love. For I protect all against error, who want to serve me and are of good will. Amen. B.D. NR. 4907.
Book 55 4908
Communion. Flesh and blood.
3. June 1950. B.D. NR. 4908.
I speak to you, and you hear me and I want that you pass on my word to your fellowmen, who likewise have the desire for the food of their souls, for my word, for my flesh and my blood. I have for that reason chosen you, that you are my guests and are satisfied at my table and that you now again hand out the bread of life to those, who are hungry and want to eat at the table of the Lord. For I have laid my table for everyone; I want to hand out to everyone, of what they need for their souls, and you are to be my servants, who administer my gifts to them, because they themselves have not yet got directly into contact with me, but nevertheless believe in me and want to put themselves under my care. And so you have to do an extensive work – to feed and water the hungry and thirsty, who threatened to succumb on the way, when they do not receive power, which you are to impart to them. Flesh and blood is to be offered to them; bread and wine – my living word. For I am the word from eternity, which has become flesh and has redeemed mankind with his blood. Who receives me in the word in his heart, he eats in truth my flesh. And the power of my word is the blood, which brings him redemption. Bread and wine, the right food for a weakened body, also the soul is to receive, so it is weak and needs power for its ascent development. Then the bread of life, my living word, is to be its food, and the soul will be flooded through with power; it will not need to live in want and be able to refresh itself at the source of life; it will be a right guest at my table, which I have laid for all men, because I love them. And I send out my servants and also invite the ones standing outside, to make use of the common banquet. Who wants to come and be my guest, he will be accepted and experience true strengthening. For that reason you are to eagerly sue for me and explain my love to them, so that they have the desire, to take the banquet with me, so that they can convince themselves of my love, which wants to give them everything, what the soul needs to be happy. My gifts are not scanty, but I give exceedingly generously, who let themselves be looked after by me fatherly. I want to knock at everyone and invite him to communion, and opens to me, he will be my guest in eternity. And for that reason you are to go ahead of me and announce my coming, so that a place is prepared for me, where I myself can stay to have communion with those, who listen to your voice and want to receive me. Bread and wine I want to offer them, my flesh and my blood – the living word, which they are to hear directly in themselves or through you, my messengers, who as mediators of my word are to call on all, who open the door of their heart to you. That is to be your mission, which to fulfil I give power to all, who want to serve me. Amen. B.D. NR. 4908.
Book 55 4909
"I myself am the word." Gospel of the disciples.
4. June 1950. B.D. NR. 4909.
Bury yourselves in the Gospel, which I send to you from above, and you will recognize that it is the same, which my disciples have written down, who did it on my behalf. It is always me, who speaks to you men, so you receive my word, wherever it may be. I have spoken to men through my disciples and also still speak today, because my love is not limited and consequently also does not limit my word; therefore the radiation of my love, which is expressed through my word, never stops, what will be well comprehensible to you men, when you know it, what is actually my word originally. I myself am the word. And that already must be proof to you that I have not committed myself in letters and that my word is always and for ever sent to the spiritual, which has embodied itself as man on earth. My word certainly remains for ever the same, because as sole truth it can never be changed as far as I am concerned, but you men change it through your will; you give a different meaning to my word, as soon as you are not enlightened by the spirit. And already for that reason I must again and again supply my pure word to earth, so that my word fulfils itself: Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word remains into all eternity – my word, the pure Gospel out of heavens, which again and again testifies to me and my love. As long as you men are still imperfect, you will leave nothing perfect so, as it is – but always strive for changes exactly through your imperfection. This is a law of nature that nothing remains so pure, as soon as it comes into unclean surroundings, and the human will is far more turned towards the imperfect, and will always seek to pull down, what stands above it. Nevertheless it is free will, which remains untouchable as far as I am concerned, so that I therefore never preserve my teaching by force, but supply pure teaching again and again to you, you who long for it. Men will never be aware of the disfiguring of my original pure teaching, who do not themselves stand in the deepest longing for truth, otherwise error would not be spread so far. And these also do not accept, what is offered to them in love by me, because they are blind in spirit; they keep to the letter and are untouched by the spirit of my word. I will never wear myself out, and I will never stop to supply the radiation of my eternal love to men. And for that reason I will never stop to descend myself in the word to men – what I have promised you with the words: I am with you, unto the end of the world. When I therefore want to stay with you myself, then you must also be able to hear me, because I am life; I am power and therefore also the word from eternity, which expresses life and power, light and love. I do not want to be to you men the far away God, whom you see in me. I want to be for you a father, always close and always prepared to give you words of love, so you want to hear them. So as I have once spoken to men, when I walked on earth, so as I spoke to my disciples after my ascent into heaven, in whom I carried on working in the spirit as before on earth, so I also want to always speak to men as to my children; I want to impart words of love and wisdom to them, to reveal my identity to them as God, creator and father from eternity. And for that reason I will never stop to be with my earth children in the word, and to still only impart to them the same, what also my disciples have received from me as Gospel, because it is pure truth, which is to remain in existence, even so heaven and earth pass away. Amen. B.D. NR. 4909.
Book 55 4910
God’s blessing to the workers in the vineyard. Time of trouble.
6. June 1950. B.D. NR. 4910.
I want to give you my blessing, you who are active for me. Because you alone recognize the spiritual trouble and you stand up for it, to remove it or to rescue souls, which allow it that you help them. The spiritual trouble is that the world, which is to be overcome, determines the thinking and striving of men and they for that reason forget, which purpose earth life has in the first place. But since earthly life is limited for each one man, and because it is the last chance for him before the final entrance into the spiritual kingdom, so they harm themselves very much, so they have not made use of earth life and enter the opposite kingdom naked and poor. But they do not consider this, because they do not believe. But faith must awaken in them without compulsion or become as a conviction. But men do nothing to win it; they do not think about their end and about their life purpose. Thoughts about the world fill them and leave no more space for thoughts about that, what is after their death. They are only few, who carry a living faith in them, because even who confess me outwardly, only do it according to form; they stand in a traditional faith; handed down knowledge they call their own, which they certainly have received with the ears and have also mentally considered weakly, but which has not penetrated into the heart and for that reason did not have a life awakening effect upon their spirit. Men are in great spiritual trouble, because they have to answer in future for their will, which they do not use right in their earth life. They enter the opposite kingdom further completely blind; as soon as they have left earth in ignorance of their end and their purpose; so they also dwell there and therefore have to expect a twofold death, the death of the body and spiritual death. Mankind makes me sorry; because they are my creatures, to whom my constant love is meant. I know about their trouble and pain, which they must endure; I know about their helplessness, which they cannot overcome themselves, so they do not change their will, and I cannot direct the will right by force, if I do not want to take from them the possibility to become perfect. And for that reason I still want to create for them the possibility to change the will still on earth, for which you are and can help me, so you are active in love to needy mankind for me and my kingdom. This is certainly a thankless task measured by the world and its real pleasures, because the success of the spiritual work is again only spiritual; you can only win souls for the spiritual kingdom – but by how much more valuable is an only soul than the whole earthly world. Latter will pass, but the soul is immortal and has the whole eternity before it, which it can spend in extreme agony or in highest happiness. To liberate the soul of a man out of endless darkness and painful fetter is the greatest love work, which you can do on earth and for which both the soul will thank you for ever, as also unspeakable reward as far as I am concerned is certain for you, which makes up for all the pleasures of the world. I want to bless you for your work, because only through loving men can those be helped, who do nothing themselves for their soul. Do not leave them in their trouble, but help them, because their lot is so sad that it would move you to pity, if you could see these souls in the spiritual kingdom. I want to bless your work and help you in every way that you can carry it out according to my will; I want to give you what you need earthly, so that you can work for me without worry; I want to guide you, so that you always go the right ways; I want to mentally instruct you, what you are to do to work successfully among fellowmen; I want to direct spirit and body and carefully look after you, so that you feel my love and also give me your love, which enables you to work for me and my kingdom. Always remember the needy souls; think about that they all are my children, whom I want to help to return into the father house, and that I need for this servants devoted to me, who are to speak on my behalf and in my place, who are to announce to men, what they have to expect here on earth and later in the spiritual kingdom; who are to tell them, in which danger they are that not only the death of the body threatens them, but spiritual death, so the end comes, which you are to announce to them and the last judgment. Men are so far away from me; they are so unbelieving that I myself can no longer talk to them, without exerting a faith compulsion on them. For that reason you are to speak for me; for that reason I want to make use of you and speak to men through you, to admonish and to warn them of eternal ruin. May your activity be blessed, so it is meant for me and my kingdom, so you take pity of erroneous souls and help them to faith and to cognition. And you will always feel my blessing. Amen. B.D. NR. 4910.
Book 55 4911
The angel of light goes through the world.
7. June 1950. B.D. NR. 4911.
The angel of light goes through the world and announces my Gospel everywhere. And where he finds willing hearts, there he stays and lights a light, which again radiates into darkness. I very well know it, where I find receptive hearts; I very well know it, who is again suitable as spreader of my Gospel, who hands out my delicious gift as light bearer and consequently is a support for me on earth in the last time before the end. The spiritual darkness on earth is almost impenetrable, and where a light radiates, there are also opponents, who seek to extinguish it again, because light and darkness are in constant fight against each other. And it is the time of the end. You men consider this that the earth lies in complete darkness in the end, because dark powers are predominant; you consider that the light can only still be supplied to earth through light souls, who dare to go into darkness, to still wrestle souls from the prince of darkness, and that just as dark powers want to ruin the work of the light souls; consider, that for that reason earth stands before its end, because darkness increases alarmingly and overshadows every ray of light, where the will of men is not so strong, that they protect the light carefully; then you will also understand it, why the pure Gospel does not assert itself, why it does not find the spreading, which it should; I pour out my gifts of favour in fullness, but in exactly the same way my opponent has great power at the end with my permission. It is a fight between him and me, which will certainly find the victory on my side, nevertheless I let him do as he likes, because the free will of man is decisive, whether he prefers light or darkness. And since free will is more turned towards my opponent, his power is so great, and I do not limit it, because I will not make the will unfree. But my light messengers are persistently at work, and even so the little lights are rarely to be lightened, they nevertheless spread extraordinary brightness in the darkness of the night, and the light has beneficiary effect on such souls, which have not become completely slaves to my opponent. And these souls I seek to rescue out of his power, before it is too late. Mankind is not innocent of their state of darkness, because there is a secure means against it, but which they do not apply – to lead an active love life. Then they prepare themselves for a change out of the night to the light, then they have also not become unprotected slaves of my opponent, and then it will become light in themselves. But who can force men to love, which must be practised completely free, otherwise it could not be called love? Love can only be preached, and my light bearers do this, who come from the spiritual kingdom and indirectly or directly work on earth. Love must be preached to men, because it is the only means, to redeem them out of that power. "And for that reason light must be spread ", to impart to men my love teaching; to constantly admonish and spur them on, to be active in love, and for that reason it is the most important thing, to make the meaning of love clear to men, to instruct them that love is power, and only through love can man arrive out of the night of death at the light of life. For that reason right representatives of me on earth will always only be those, who announce my love teaching, wherever it is practicable. Then they spread sparks into the hearts of men, which, so they find food, can flare up to the flame and now give a bright light shine, which again is to be seen in a wide surrounding area and is felt as warmth. All of you teach love, you who want to serve me; seek to unveil to fellowmen the secret of their redemption, everywhere light a little light, and so spread the Gospel into the world, simply and pure, without formalities, then you are messengers out of the spiritual kingdom as my apostles of the time of the end. Then you fulfil your mission, which you have taken over in free will – to be active with the redemption of erroneous souls in the last time before the end. Amen. B.D. NR. 4911.
Book 55 4912
Faithful Servant. Devils of the End-time.
7. June 1950. B.D. NR. 4912.
You are to testify to me and my working at and in you. And that is why you are to know about things that only I can explain to you; your knowledge is to surpass the earthly knowledge so that your fellow human beings can recognize me when they want to. The knowledge that is passed on from me to you can neither be proved nor given reasons for with human intellect and still I inform you of much so that you recognize me in my wisdom, love and omnipotence and bear witness to me. It therefore can only be believed and so that you learn to believe it, you men have to first lead a life in love. Then you are so closely connected to me that there is nothing impossible to you, because you feel myself and are no longer only earth inhabitants but spirit men that can get an insight into the spiritual kingdom. I know it, what is beneficial to every man and accordingly I initiate him into knowledge; as also the assignment of the individual man is the deciding factor, what knowledge he needs. But you can enrich yourself on knowledge, when you ask me for it, but always spiritual motives are to prompt you to make a request of which information is important for the own development as well as for your mission. What therefore is unclear about that to you, desire insights and you will not meet with a refusal. Your mission is to teach your fellow human beings and each instruction has to testify to me, i.e. has to let me be recognized as a God of love, omnipotence and wisdom. To it understandably also belongs the correction of false doctrine and everything that makes myself out to be a distortion, what therefore lacks love, wisdom or omnipotence. That is why you are to feel free to ask for insight, when you yourself get into doubts or think you do no longer understand me. And I will be glad to teach you so that it is understandable to you. To be a steward of the Lord, therefore to be a servant on earth authorized by me, requires certain conditions. Tests of will and faith have to be given through which he proves his suitability. To be a servant for me requires furthermore his initiation into my plan of salvation, so an enlightened spirit that can hear me any time. Furthermore it requires to be totally placed under my will. He is not allowed to want himself, but as servant to carry out only the will of the Lord. Spiritually therefore he is my representative on earth, who through submission of his will has already completely accepted my will, so as it were carries my will in himself. He must detest evil for the sake of evil, strive for the good for the sake of good, and desire truth, because otherwise he does not desire me. So it is impossible that he lives against my will on earth, but still is my servant. Pay attention to this that you can know by their fruits where they are from. So out of such a man's mouth can also come no truth because his thinking is blinded when my will is not respected. Then therefore also every judgement is wrong that he passes whether it is in the good or in the bad sense. Then he can never in a lifetime be my servant. The will alone is not enough for it, when it is not put into action and my favour alone is also not enough, when man is not letting it become effective in him through his will. A faithful servant therefore receives my instructions and he carries them out. But an unfaithful servant, once he has refused to serve me, will never again receive instructions from me - he has therefore left my service. And straightaway he is seized by the opposite force that will serve him in a similar manner however with the aim of eternal alienation from me. My opponent has great power; but never over a man who seriously aims at me. But my opponent can also disguise himself and let man think that he receives words from me but only then when he himself is arrogant; because as soon as he is deeply humble, he recognizes his mistakes himself and tries to remedy them. So spiritual arrogance is a fundamental evil to which that man will inevitably fall a victim. The spiritual arrogant is not able to distinguish between my working and the working of my opponent because he himself has already become a slave to the opponent, who now blinds him in every way. Spiritual arrogance irrevocably separates man from me, because he who is spiritually arrogant establishes an odd relationship to me, that of a superior being, that loses every respect towards the creator and is also without love towards him. And this relationship has an effect in a challenging way of speaking, in arrogant speeches, in accusations full of hatred and apparent noble-mindedness, in a lifestyle that is not according to my will, and in continued tyranny towards his fellow human beings, whom he wants to control, where free will alone is to decide. All these are signs of a relationship that is adverse to God that every man can recognize, who himself aims at me and also remains humble towards me. Forces are active in that one, that try to assert themselves to mislead men and that do it in a different way than usual; that seemingly accept me and think they can overthrow me later on, that therefore help themselves at times of light, however illegally, but always with my permission. I will prove it to the opponent that he is not reaching the goal even by applying all means, because he acts against me. And that is why my opponent obviously is active in men of the end-times and who devotes himself to him will be able to have all powers at his disposal, exceptional talents, unusual knowledge and also remarkable strength insofar as he hypnotizes many of his fellow human beings and they follow him in blindness. Those men are ambassadors from hell that appear just as my messengers of light in a negative sense to tempt men. They are considered at first to be acting in good faith, but do not do so, because the devil of arrogance is predominant in them and they want to recognize nobody above themselves, which proves the origin from below as surest sign. But he who lets himself be blinded by them does not walk on the paths of love that ensures him the recognition of truth and therefore is easily endangered to become himself a slave to the insinuations of the opponent, although he can apply his strength only in a limited way there, where the will of man is turned towards me. Spiritual arrogance is always a danger, surely then man loses his confident feeling for truth and error, because he then lacks my favour that is only part of the humble. You are not allowed to become arrogant when you do not want to fall. You must come to the father as humble as a little child so that he showers you with his favours. And that is why my servants on earth have to be my serfs in the true sense of the word and want to serve me in deepest humility, then they will always clearly recognize of what kind of spirit men are that surround them and that are in the world. Because everything is allowed for their test and about everything a right answer can give to you he, who in himself is the light, truth and love. Amen. B.D. NR. 4912.
Book 55 4913
Retrogression never the will of God. Re-embodiment. Reverse process. New banishment. Light beings.
11. June 1950. B.D. NR. 4913.
Now a reverse process takes place, certainly implemented through my will, but determined through human will itself. It can be regarded as an act of retrogression when already as man embodied spiritual is again bound in hard matter, therefore as an act, which my will brings about, I who really only favour progressing development according to my order from eternity. But also this act has to show the same principle founded in my order. Because the spiritual is already fallen into the deep through human will, out of which I guide it again on a slow way up. Retrogression has therefore happened, however not through my, but through man’s will, while my will makes the ascending development again possible and therefore now a new healing process begins after the end of this earth, a healing process, which is unspeakably painful and seems to just go on and on and still is the only means to again help the fallen up. So what my work of redemption has not achieved, this process has to bring about: what was easily possible must, because not aimed at, be gained extremely hard – the redemption from form, the release of the spiritual and the awakening out of night to light. Through my death on the cross I have made it easy for men, but men did not accept my gift of favour; I have taken suffering upon my shoulders, but they rejected my help, and that is why they have to take it upon themselves and bear it endless long time. They already were high up and threw themselves deep down. And my love and mercy creates new possibilities for them to again reach up. In gigantic speed the ascent development process has again taken place backwards; after all preceding stages of development man has gone back in free will in the short earth time and arrived there again, where he was before inconceivable long time – at matter for which he strives with all senses and which therefore will also be his lot. But something must always got straight that this decline was never caused by my will, but human will itself, and that only now my will intervenes by stopping it and now assigns a serving purpose to hard matter, which contains this fallen spiritual, so that the spiritual again ascends up step by step, however in bound will, because it would not be possible otherwise. And thus my will is again expressed, and therefore also that, as far as I am concerned, only an ascent development is favoured, but any retrogression has human will as cause. But that is why the thought is absurd that something already matured experiences a retrogression through my will – so that a being, which has already freed itself from material cover and has entered spiritual spheres, receives again a bodily cover through my will, which at the same time takes the recalling from the being, and it has to take again a test of will – which it therefore already has passed once, but now could just as well fail in free will. For the purpose of ascent development such a soul, which already has passed the test of will, does not need a new embodiment as man, as there are many opportunities in the spiritual kingdom to become more and more perfect. But when a soul has not passed the test of will, then it will be much less transferred back to earth, because this transferring back would then have to take place through my will, but would now be an act against my order, because as far as I am concerned only constant progress is favoured, but not stand still or retrogression. If on the other hand the act of embodiment of a soul on earth out of my will is allowed, then it does not have as its object the attainment of a neglected degree of maturity, but merely the fulfilment of a mission for mankind in spiritual need, which certainly can bring in a higher degree of maturity for the being, however does not have this as such a cause. Souls which embody themselves on earth can certainly already have a certain degree of maturity when they come from other stars to reach highest maturity on earth. But for these souls it does not mean a transferring back into a stage already overcome, but which would be the case when a soul out of the spiritual kingdom, which once has already been an inhabitant of the earth, would again be transferred back to earth for the purpose of ascent development. Moreover for such a soul it could not be beneficial as recollection would be taken from it and thus could not make use of the earlier won knowledge, but would have to decide in free will exactly as at the first time, which however could also lead to a complete falling down. Who strives up also finds enough opportunities in the spiritual kingdom to reach up – who strives to earth, he is still in its spell and as far as I am concerned will never be transferred back. But who stands in the light and wants to descend to earth out of love to the unredeemed, to him this re-embodiment will be granted, but it can never ever have a sinking to the deep as a result because the soul comes from above and in spite of ignorance of its origin possesses enough power to offer resistance against all temptations on earth. For I never let a being of light fall. It will always fulfil its mission although it also always acts and lives on earth in free will. But its will is and remains turned towards me because it also has love inside of it, which recognizes and forever no longer wants to lose me. And so will that which wants up, forever be supported by me - it will, what desires the deep, not be hindered by me. But my basic principle is always the ascent development, which will also always be recognized by those who strive up. What therefore leads up is my will, but every decline the will of man, who will not be infringed on by me in his freedom. Amen. B.D. NR. 4913.
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