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Book 63 5759
Real prayer. Childlike relationship.
1. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5759.
Whoever calls me, him I hear. My ear listens to every sound, to every breath of my children, and I lean myself to them, still before they have spoken the word, because I love my children. My love bridges every distance, and there is no separation between an intimately asking child and me, for its call reaches me and fetches me to it, because I am always prepared to help and because I bless every connection, which the earth child establishes to its father from eternity. I pay attention to every call, which rises up from the heart to me, but those words, which only the mouth speaks, I pay no attention to. But how many prayers are said, which cannot reach my ear, because they are just lip prayers. One single thought only can and will accomplish more with me than long prayers, which lack intimacy, because the child does not speak to the father, but man just remembers a God standing far from him and seeks to move him to accept empty words and to fulfil requests, because man himself does not feel powerful enough to get on with life alone, and needs help. But he does not go the right way; he demands, where he should ask. But a request presupposes believing trust of a child to the father; man himself must feel as a child of him, who has created it, and for that reason also entrust itself humbly and believingly to the father. And that requires intimate words to the father, which do not need to be expressed, but are to fill the thoughts of the child. But mostly prayers have become form; the mouth speaks them out, while the thoughts dwell somewhere else, and so they are also with the words themselves, they lack the drive of the heart, which pushes towards the father. The intimate devotion to me is lacking, which calls me, indeed forces me, to lean towards my child and to give a favourable hearing to its request. An intimate prayer makes me glad, for then I have already won the man for me after all, because his will is meant for me, because it acknowledges me as its father from eternity and because it lays claim to my favour and power, which help it up, to perfection. An intimate prayer bridges every cleft; a man, who prays right, strives consciously towards me, and he also reaches safely his aim - I am present to him, and he will feel my presence and no longer go alone through earth life.
.Amen. B.D. NR. 5759.
Book 63 5760
Deadening of the inner voice through fight against the spirit.
3. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5760.
You are not allowed to fight against the spirit in you, when it wants to express itself - and it wants express itself, so you are inwardly pushed to spiritual thoughts, as soon as your thoughts again and again occupy itself with that, what does not concern your body, but the soul - as soon as you must think of death, of a continuation of life after death, of God, of a responsibility before him, of your own inadequacy, of faults and weaknesses, which you yourselves feel as such and which make you inwardly unsatisfied and anxious. All these are expressions of the spirit in you, which would like to get through with its voice, which requests its attention to all these things, which alone are important for eternity. These are all thoughts, which do not deal with the earthy world, but refer to the spiritual kingdom, and such thoughts are to be paid attention to, for they emerge not for nothing in man. They are quiet admonitions and warnings; it is the inner voice, which is just not recognized by man as voice and which tells him the same that man is to remember himself and not live along indifferently, is to not just lead an earthly life, because as a result he harms his soul unutterably. The admonitor in man does not keep silence, but is very often ignored, for the voice from the outside is louder and then drowns the inner voice, when man's senses are too much turned towards the world. Then he deadens himself against the fine voice, which sounds in him; he opens eyes and ears only to the world, and then he is in great danger that he completely loses the ability to hear that voice - that he loses all faith and is able of no spiritual thought any more. Every man, also the world man standing in the midst of life, has quiet minutes, where he can think of himself, when he wants it. Every man is now and then drawn into conversations, which touch spiritual problems; in every man the spirit seeks to express itself, which is share of God. For God touches all men, and that again and again, because he would like to get them away from the pure earthly and turn them to the spiritual. But who fights the spirit in him, who pushes all thoughts from him, which touch him, who closes himself to every instruction from the inside, he prevents the spirit in him from work to his own damage. For he loses every relationship with the divine; he himself breaks off every bridge - he remains on earth and will never be able to enter spiritual spheres, even so his earth life has ended. For his soul is so materially focussed that it cannot leave the earth sphere - it is hardened equal to matter, which was its thinking and striving in earth life. And for this soul the way is infinitely far, before it can reach the sphere of the spirit - for it is far too much more difficult to go than on earth.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5760.
Book 63 5761
Life - death. Gifts of the spirit.
4. and 5. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5761.
All life is out of me; that light flows out of me, which is necessary for life - out of me is truth, for life, light and truth I am myself, and no being can live in light and truth, unless it would have it from me, because apart from me there is no life. But existence as such is not to be understood as true life, because it can also be a being, which lacks life, because it does not receive my love power from me, because it rejects this love power and because it therefore dwells in darkness, in lack of cognition and complete powerlessness - in a state of death. Then the being stands outside of me; it flees from the positive working power; it flees form the light; it is without love and without life. And it must first return to me again, when it truly wants to live. But a life proves itself through persistent activity - through constant arising of new life, through an increase of power. Life is constant exchange of power; life is power remaining constantly in motion, which keeps everything together, which constantly builds up, which therefore works positively. And for that reason life going out from me, power flowing out from me can never produce a negative success. But where this is recognized, my live giving power cannot be. Where light, truth, life is out of me, my power must inevitably be recognized, for where my power is not, is darkness of spirit, misconception and a state of powerlessness, of death obvious. Therefore no connection exist there any more with me, through which I could give life awakening power to the beings, and therefore these beings stand outside of me.
In this state, which cannot be called "life", is mankind, and in this state it will remain until the end - (5.9.1953) because the connection with me, the source of power, can only get established through love, and because men lack love. A loving heart opens itself to my power; but a loveless, cooled heart is hardened and closes itself against every radiation, which my favour and mercy again and again allots to it, to awaken it out of death to life. And so proper life will only be recognized with a man, who stands in love, and this life is expressed in spiritual abilities. My power, my spirit, can now work in man; he will therefore be able to do the unusual, possess abilities, which do not exist pure naturally in man, but get awakened through my power and therefore appear. In a time of complete lack of faith and love of men, such spiritual abilities are particularly obvious, while they are really lying in the purpose of man and should be a general phenomenon, for men is to make use of my power, my spirit work during his earth life time, and he can this, as soon as he fulfils the love commands. But how does it now look like among mankind? For extraordinary work, for spiritual abilities no man has any more understanding, rather are treated with hostility those, who really live among the large number of dead on earth. They only live for that reason, because they love, because I myself am, where love is, and because, only where I am, can also life be. But where I am, is also truth and light. Where you man can obviously establish my work, where gifts of the spirit are recognized, of which it stands written that you are to strive for them, there alone truth is also represented, there I myself work through my spirit.
But where is today the work of the spirit still obvious? Where appear unusual abilities, where are unusual happenings recognizable, which you cannot call miracles of false prophets, because the announcing of my word is connected with them - the announcing of Jesus Christ and his work of redemption. And where everywhere are these visible signs of divine spirit work absent? Think about it and seriously ask yourselves, where is life and where is death not failed to be recognize. And seriously strive for to awaken to life, to let my power flow into you and to make this possible through a life in love, through the fulfilling of the laws of love for God and the neighbour - through the connection with me and the receiving of my power. For only who remains in love, he remains in me and I in him - and him alone I can fill with my power.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5761.
Book 63 5762
Light - power - favour. House father.
6. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5762.
Light and power and favour you receive, so you just desire it. And you will truly have no lack, when I promise you everything, of which you need, to be able to fulfil your earth life task. As soon as you just put yourselves on my side, as soon as you consciously get into contact with me through intimate prayer, through intimate dialogue, whereby you prove faith in me, you belong to mine, for whom I care, whom I lead, whom I look after and whom I always help to reach upwards. But mine are never forsaken. From mine I now chose those for myself, who voluntarily offer me their services, because I need men, who work on my behalf for me and my kingdom. And these are now from this time active in my house as my servants - they are therefore completely provided for by me, because a good house father does not let those be in want of, who are active for him. Therefore none of my servants needs to worry about the earthly, because I take over all these worries; and spiritual goods are likewise sent to them, because they utilize these for the work in my vineyards - light, power and favour. What do you still need, so I let these goods be sent to you amply. Then you can always assert yourselves, as long as you dwell on earth, for then you stand in knowledge about everything. You are not powerless, and you receive more, than you deserve; you are provided for by me, although your spiritual state is still deficient - for my love overlooks your shortcomings and sends to you unmeasured those favours, which you can now use and always bring in success for your soul. As soon as you request from me light, power and favour, you prove that you want to strive spiritually - that you are serious about your perfection; that you long for me and humbly turn to me in your recognized weakness for the supply of that, what you lack. And I will always fulfil spiritual requests and give you most amply. For I know that you now again utilize the received for me and my kingdom; that you assure yourselves of power from me, to be able to serve me. And I bless your will.
What you do for me and my kingdom, that I repay you amply, for it is a love work for the souls of your fellowmen, who are in trouble. It is a compassionate help for the souls in the hereafter, who need you to escape their trouble. And you serve me, so you serve these souls. Give them, and you will receive from me; you will have no lack, as soon as you just hand out yourselves to the poor and needy, for you are then active instead of me, I who always and constantly would like to give, but need you as mediator, as long as they themselves do not establish the connection with me. For I can only give, where my gift is requested or, so it is offered, is received gratefully and utilized. To you, as mediators and my servants on earth, I hand out unmeasured, what you desire, spiritually and earthly you will receive, as I have promised you.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5762.
Book 63 5763
Standing up for truth.
7. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5763.
You are to stand up for truth, for you can do it, because you receive truth from me myself and you are therefore entitled, to consider yourselves as being instructed by me, and consequently also able, to speak in support of it to fellowmen. You will still often get attacked by those, who call themselves knowing and still do not stand in truth; you will feel yourselves compelled to refute their objections, but it will always just be human opinions, but which can never be proved as being free of error. But truth is given to you, and for that reason you recognize every error, and you are to take action against it. The thing is not that you are right, that they are just merely disputes, of which correction is unimportant. The thing is that man is led into confused thinking through error, that his spirit darkens and that he goes wrong ways in darkness - and can then never reach the destination. Truth alone is light, which let the right way be found and in which shine man securely reaches the goal. For that reason I instruct you, my disciples of the time of the end, in truth, so that you with your light go ahead of your fellowmen, to lead them. What I request of you, you who want to be real disciples for me, is that you bring that further, what I give you. When I therefore impart truth to you, because I know about the importance of spiritual material full of truth, then it is also my will, that you supply this truth to fellowmen with the reference, having received it from me myself. Through the effect of my opponent men have no real esteem any longer of spiritual material full of truth. They like to make compromises; they do not want to give away, what they possess, although it is completely worthless, and therefore disparage, what alone is of worth for them. But I cannot tolerate, what is not according to truth. I do not force men to accept truth, but I do not approve it, when they remain with that, what a knowing man holds up to them as error. To possess pure truth, to receive it from me myself, obliges to pass it on, otherwise it is not recognized as valuable gift, as secure means to reach the destination on earth. What I give you, is only meant for the salvation of your soul, for your recovery and is for that reason not allowed to have a low opinion of. But it means a disdain, when no use is made of the imparted spiritual material - when the truth bearer passes over it in silence, so erroneous teachings are represented before his ears. He has been blessed by me with a light, which he is now also to use, to shine into darkness, so that it may fulfil its purpose. Error and lie, false doctrines and opinions have been brought into the world by my opponent, who fights against truth, by the prince of darkness, who wants to extinguish every light. Those men, who themselves do not think, are his victims; they go far too willingly into his nets; they let themselves be led, and they are led into darkness and follow him blindly. Because of these victims I put light bearers into the way, to lead them away from the dark path. The light of truth is to shine for them, in which shine they will truly walk better, for it gets lighter and lighter, the closer they come to the destination - whereas they can walk unthinkable long times, until they finally go off from error and accept truth. Only then they will find me, I who am eternal truth myself - and only then they will be happy.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5763.
Book 63 5764
Attitude of the ignorant and erring to truth.
8. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5764.
It is difficult to give a light to the erring, as long as they convincingly believe to stand in truth. A completely ignorant likes to accept knowledge offered to him, and so it seems to bring light to him, he is happy about it. But who believes to stand in truth, he is difficult to convince, that his thinking is wrong, and still more difficult it is to impart other spiritual material to him, because he holds on to the first and is only then prepared to accept, when he begins to doubt. And so you can always establish among your fellowmen such, who are completely without faith and only live pure worldly, and such, who think being believing, even represent their faith eagerly and still represent something, what is far away from truth. Former are the majority and in a bad situation through their complete unbelief, because they seek no connection with that world, which is their home and also their destination, while the believers, despite wrong teachings and erroneous opinions still occupy themselves with spiritual thoughts, which just need to be directed right, whereto opportunity is often offered to them both on earth as also in the hereafter, but free will alone determines their decision. But spiritual thought material is to be brought to the complete unbelievers, they are to be stimulated to think; the reality of the spiritual world is to first be made plausible to them, and they can also be won, when the spiritual knowledge is offered to them in an intellect way. The more man has gone away from church faith, the more difficult church teachings are made accessible to them, even so they are according to truth. But every man is to be touched somewhere, and for that reason an extensive knowledge belongs to it, to win such men, which finally still leads there, where God is to be found. These men must learn to believe through thinking, and they will then reach a deep living faith, when they are serious about truth. For their unbelief does not need to always prove complete distance from God. They can also have been pushed to unbelief, through erroneous instructions, which their intellect did not want to accept and has induced them to reject everything. And the intellect must again help these men to recognize the right, and then they themselves will be convinced representatives of truth and remain firmly in their conviction. The heart and the intellect must be able to accept spiritual thought material, for truth, which has its origin in God, will also be able to withstand every intellectual examination and does not just demand a blind faith - while erroneous thought material, erroneous faith teachings do not withstand the serious examination of the intellect and for that reason blind faith is demanded for these teachings, what is never the will of God. The doubter will reach truth much more easily than those men, who do not long for it, because they believe to possess it - who do not use their intellect, but accept everything without examination of its origin.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5764.
Book 63 5765
Talents. Pound. Responsibility. Light beings.
9. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5765.
A busy activity is dedicated in the spiritual world to the inhabitants of the earth, for the beings of light recognize the state of trouble of men in the last time before the end, and they helpingly intervene, where their help is just possible through the will of man. In this time also many light beings have descended to earth, to be able to accomplish their work of help in a fleshly cover - but as also innumerable light beings constantly stand in contact with the earth and its inhabitants and they therefore work together at the redemption of erroneous souls before the end. But the effect of all light beings, whether spiritual or embodied as man, will always only concern the spiritual life, the spiritual development of men, therefore a light being can occupy itself only in a spiritual mission on earth, for it took over this assignment with full will, when it declared itself willing to the engendering on this earth, and it is, since man now lacks the remembering back, always and constantly directed by the beings of the spiritual kingdom and the human in it is prepared for this assignment, for it does not resist the spiritual influence; it willingly lets itself be led and now also complies with its mission, which it has undertaken. Such a man is therefore in a certain respect enabled for it; he has qualities and gifts at his disposal, which make him suitable for this assignment; his soul possesses a spiritual maturity and also the talent, to recognize and grasp everything easier. It has therefore talents - and as a result of this also a great responsibility, to use these talents right. And their assignment exists exactly in that respect, to awaken also in fellowman the talents it owns. What man cannot show of himself, he can however acquire, when he receives the right instructions for it. Each one man is able to request the spirit out of God, when his attention is drawn to it that God gives him his spirit. Each one man can ask for enlightenment through the spirit, when God is presented to him by a component side so that he recognizes him as a God of love, who always fulfils such a request. What man does not do of himself, because he does not know it, that he can do, when he is instructed right about it. Therefore also he can increase his small talents, when he wants it. But this will is free. He can leave his talents undeveloped; he cannot use them at all, and he can develop them indefinitely - when he just keeps to that, what he has been advised by those, who have experience in it. But these demand nothing unusual, for they first of all give the safe working means - to practise love, because then man comes inevitably into the possession of power and - because this power is out of God - it must have a building up effect. Every man can practise love, consequently also develop his talents, and whether he does it and to which extent, accordingly God will judge him according to his talents - according to the pound, which has been given to him that he may increase it, what is possible for every man, when he does not close himself to the stimulations and instructions of those, who have received the office from above - who have taken it over voluntarily in the cognition of the spiritual darkness on earth, which constantly increases, the more the end approaches.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5765.
Book 63 5766
Pressing of the spirit. Discontent.
10. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5766.
You are certainly driven by my spirit to fulfil my will, but you are not forced to it, for compulsion would harm your soul. But when you sacrifice your will completely to me, when you consciously give up every resistance against me, therefore that you want to just do as I wish, then you can nothing but to move in that order, which is my basic principle from eternity. You will then no longer consciously contravene this order; you will always act so, as I request it of you; you will therefore no longer consciously sin. For then you willingly comply with the pressing of the spirit; you let yourselves be directed by it, and therefore you are directed by me, and truly right. But you should and can also do more, than to just avoid sin and to abhor wrong; you are also motivated through my spirit to that end; but when you do not yield to this its pressing, so you are also not content with yourselves, but without having sinned, for you indeed do not contravene the commands of love for God and the neighbour - but also do not fulfil them eagerly, and your soul feels a deficiency, and it distresses it, for it feels that it makes no progress in its development. Every discontent with itself is an expression of the soul, which feels distressed. You men are not to always remain on the same level; you are to strive; you are to do everything, what promotes the ascent development, and you are to constantly work on yourselves, and the spirit constantly stimulates you to that. If you comply with its stimulus, then you will also feel an inner peace, for you have then fulfilled my will, and this feeling makes you happy. Your will, to go into my will, I certainly respect and assess it right, but try to also translate into action, what you promise me. Try constantly to give more love, to perform unselfish works of love, try to build up your whole life on love, then you will live in conformity with my spirit in you, and then you just listen to it only, and you leave everything unnoticed, what is spoken to you from the other side. Let the spirit in you win supremacy; completely subordinate yourselves under my will, and remain in constant striving for perfection. And your heart will be filled with a peace, which testifies to me and my presence in you, for then you are aware of my presence and can nothing but live in fullest harmony with me and my spirit.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5766.
Book 63 5767
Great trouble of the souls in the hereafter.
11. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5767.
Extreme great is the trouble of the souls in the hereafter, who lack light. To describe their state to you men on earth would truly be enough to direct your own life to another course, but then it would be over with your freedom of will; you would inevitably be driven by the fear of the same fate, adopt another way of life, therefore certainly do that, what is requested of you, but not of yourselves, caused out of free will thereto. But you are to know about the lot of the souls; it is to be imparted to you, and it is then always still up to you to believe and to draw your conclusion from it. These souls have lost everything at their entry into the opposite kingdom, by which their heart was very attached to; they possess nothing, for only that they can take over with them there, what was spiritually acquired, and of it they suffer greatest lack. They are surrounded by total darkness, because they led a godless way of life, and completely powerless, but not without feelings, for their surroundings now mean for them agony and horror, and these agonies and horrors will also that soul feel, which on earth carried out everything without fear and strongly that, what threw it now into darkness. They are sufferings of indescribable kind, which now let the desire awaken in the soul to either flee from this state, or just strengthen all bad desires and also let find satisfaction in that kingdom, what means total coming into the power of the powers of darkness. But also those souls, which have not left earth life in this sinfulness, but whose life was empty of love and indifferent to all the spiritual, are in an extreme oppressed situation, for the darkness also torments them unspeakably, which certainly now and then gives way to a dim state, when the soul is not completely hardened, so that it also requests light, for the desire alone can cause it to go to the light. But all souls lack power for real wanting – and no help can be brought to them according to the law from eternity, when they themselves do not desire such. The work of mercy of God has certainly not ended, when the soul leaves the earthly body, but what it left unused on earth, although it possessed it in richest measure, that it must first acquire in the hereafter, and it is too weak for that. Just always imagine extreme weakened, helpless beings, which suffer unspeakably and which have to rely on help, to get freed from their sufferings – compassion would seize you for these beings, so you could see them in their trouble. And you all have souls over there, of which you do not know, in which state they have entered the spiritual kingdom – you all have men lost through death, who were close to you. Remember at least these souls having been close to you and help them, for even the smallest work of redemption results in further redemptions, and you have much contributed to that. And you can help them only through loving thoughts and prayer, through intercession for these souls, which indeed still does not free them from their agony, but sends power to them, by means of which the soul can then change its will and strive for light. It cannot get redeemed against its will from its agonizing situation, but so that it can want right, your intercession is necessary, a prayer, which is given to it in love, as soon as it presses itself into your thoughts. For you are to know that the soul asks you for help, so it intervenes into your thoughts, that the souls constantly surround you, which hope for help from you, and that you are not allowed to unwillingly press back the thoughts of the deceased, when you do not want to still increase their agonies. To not harm you and your free will, the lot of these souls remains hidden to you; they are two worlds, in which you and the deceased souls are; a border has been drawn; the look into their world is hindered for you, but nevertheless it exists, and you can send much love after them from your world, which has an effect in a way and to an extent, that innumerable souls can flee their state. Remember often these poor souls and do not let them unnoticed in their trouble, for what you do to them in compassioned love, that will be richly rewarded to you, by allotting spiritual help to you already on earth through all souls, which reached light out of darkness.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5767.
Book 63 5768
Cause and importance of the work of redemption.
12. and 13. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5768.
You are to recognize Jesus Christ as God 's son and redeemer of the world – and you will then also profess him before the world. But to be able to recognize him, you must first know about your great debt, from which Jesus Christ has redeemed you, otherwise his suffering and dying on the cross is incomprehensible to you and Jesus is for you not more than a man, who has lived good on earth and without sin and had to lay down his life for his ideas. Only rarely does a man think seriously about meaning and purpose of his earth life, and he has no knowledge of that, that the existence as man is the result of the great sin of rebellion of originally created spirits against God, which once separated from him in arrogance and thirst for power. It was a gigantic debt, which the spiritual had burdened itself - a debt, which could not be paid off for ever, when the individual was to clear it away, as the justice of God requires it. For an unthinkable long time indeed the being atoned for a part of its debt in a tied up state, but God's mercy and love nevertheless gives it again the freedom, to give it once again the opportunity, to profess him, so that it can again comply with the original purpose. But this clearing away of the debt is never ever enough, for its size is immense, and a being burdened with debt would never ever be able to freely raise itself to God; the debt would always stand separating between God and the being, therefore the aim could never ever be reached, which God has set for the being once created by him. This original debt was therefore a fetter for the being, which it itself would never ever have been able to untie. It consequently had to either get redeemed with God's help or remain banished for ever from the face of God; it would never ever be able to find the joining together with God, which means happiness for the being. The spiritual world full of light also saw this hopeless state of the fallen spiritual, and the love of all beings having remained with God followed the fallen brothers into the depth. But one being from the kingdom of light offered itself to God for a mission for the rescue of the beings in the depth. It wanted to descend to them and in the place of the unhappy creatures make atonement for their sin guilt. It wanted to sacrifice itself; it wanted to pay with its life, what the beings owed to God. This light being offered itself to God as sacrifice and descended to earth, to move into a human form and to go a course of sacrifice in this form, as love only could go it. And the man Jesus took the sin burden of whole mankind on his shoulders and with it went the way to the cross. And God accepted the sacrifice, because love brought it. (13.9.1953) He allowed it that a man endured the greatest agonies; that he suffered the death of a criminal on the cross and that his soul fought with all powers of darkness. For he saw the love of this man Jesus or also – he as eternal love himself was in the man Jesus and this love wanted to pay the sin guilt of mankind. For through love, which the man Jesus brought in himself to development, he knew about the terrible lot of all men, and so the man Jesus made the sacrifice to God, which caused the knowing soul of light to descend to earth. That man had won the same cognition on earth through love, and his free will only was decisive - a man sacrificed himself for his fellowmen. And the love living in him - God himself - did not restrain him, but it itself was satisfied with this sin sacrifice and acquitted whole mankind from the sin guilt for the sake of this man Jesus.
That you men dwell on earth, is a result of your former sin of rebellion against God. But your existence as man is a temporary state, which should also be recognizable to you as a defective state, for you are powerless creatures subjugated to the law of nature, who can certainly freely want, but not act limitlessly. You are therefore as it were tied up, and this powerless, unfree state does not end with the death of the body, when you are not getting redeemed. And Jesus Christ has accomplished this work of redemption for you, however always left it up to you, whether you want to accept his work of mercy and favour. And for that reason it is up to each man 's own will, whether he departs from this earth redeemed, to only now lead a real free life in power and light, or whether he takes over there the fetter into the spiritual kingdom, to still spend eternities in it in unhappiness, when he then still does not take up the help of the divine redeemer Jesus Christ. You men cannot and are not allowed to go past Jesus Christ, and for that reason the cause and the importance of the work of redemption is to be made comprehensible to you, so that you are and do not remain ignorant, so that you can freely decide, before it is too late.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5768.
Book 63 5769
Binding of Satan. New earth.
14. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5769.
The might of evil will be broken for a long time; Satan will be put in chains - a time of peace will replace the time of struggle in the universe; to no being of darkness will it be any more possible to harry men on earth; Satan himself with his following will be bound for a long time, and men on the new earth do not loosen his fetters because they are closely united with God and no longer strive for anything but him, who now spiritually and bodily looks after them in love. This time of peace on the new earth is the compensation for the time of indescribable trouble in the last times on this earth that is given to men who are and want to remain loyal to God. For these it is truly a time of fighting because spiritually and earthly they are pressed and can hardly ward off those who are after them, who even threaten their life when they do not want to give in. But through seers and prophets these men are again and again promised the time of peace, the time, when no longer danger threatens them from any side, when body and soul are allowed to refresh themselves by the miracle works of divine love, when a happy peace enters the heart through the presence of him, whom they love and for whom they have suffered. Everything will be peaceful; creations and creatures will complement one another, and also the spiritual that is still bound will strive and quickly give up its resistance because it feels the nearness of him to whom it again is to surrender, and because the spiritual charisma of men charitably touches that what is bound in the creations. Men already have made the decision of will and therefore a new test of will is no longer necessary on the new earth because men belong to God with body and soul whom they will now never leave. But all satanic languishes in darkness; it is banished anew in hard form; it no longer has influence on the spiritual that strives for the light; it has to submit to the will of God and is robbed of its power for an endless long time. And Satan himself is weakened because all that strengthened him and his might is bound and therefore also withdrawn from his influence. In the middle of his world he his powerless as long as he again is strengthened through the wrong will of men, but this will only happen again after a long time when the first generations of earth, the inhabitants of paradise and their children and grandchildren have long since entered the spiritual kingdom - when there will be new generations, which will already again divide themselves in their directions of will. Then there will also again be men who will be captivated by matter and who through their desire for it will loosen the chains of him who is lord of the unredeemed world. Then also the paradisiacal state will come to an end; the time of peace will have to give way again to the time of warfare between light and darkness because now again the struggle begins for the souls of men until again a development period has expired, but with success, that innumerable beings have reached spiritualization and the power of Satan decreases more and more until once also he will surrender, what will however still require unthinkable times and redemption periods.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5769.
Book 63 5770
Serious examination with the call of God.
15. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5770.
Words, which are sent to you from above, you are not to reject carelessly, and so you do not recognize the start of these words, so you do not believe, that they are from above, you are to still examine them before for its worth, before you reject them. For your remorse will be very great in future, when you recognize, what you let go past you, which treasure you could have raised and which happiness you could have acquired for yourselves. This is above all meant for those, who without hesitation accept other spiritual material, when it is offered to them from a studied side, and who also make much spiritual material their own through reading and listening to of presentations, who therefore would like to be knowing and consequently could also carry out an examination, when they were serious about it. To be able to judge properly alone intellectually, must be taken away from the the examiners, for the support of the divine spirit belongs to this, which every man can request. Nevertheless the word offered from above is also for an intellectual man stimulating enough to think, and it also withstands an intellectual examination. The one seeking would then just have to show one thought direction more, with which he can concern himself mentally; but the conviction of its sole truth will only be won through the call to God for his support, for the enlightenment of his thinking, for the sending of pure truth. And this call comes only then from the heart of a man, when he acknowledges God as the sole truth and the source of all knowledge. Men, who bear no desire at all to be instructed in truth, will always reject everything, and these will also in future hardly come to cognition, but there are more thinking men on earth than such, to whom everything is indifferent, and these thinking persons should not set the intellectual results before the results of spirit work, for exactly they can judge, whether and to what extent truth is shining out of those words, which are supported as having been received from above. And for that reason they will not be able in future to apologize, for only their will is necessary to express their opinion about this word and to then also recognize it as that, what it is – as God's word, who wants to help men to truth and to right thinking and who for that reason looks after men, because they are of darkened spirit and they lack all cognition. And every man can reach truth, who seriously desires it from God.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5770.
Book 63 5771
Guests at the table of the Lord.
17. September 1953 B.D. NR. 5771.
Go to my table, so you will also receive food and drink as nourishment for your soul. Of which do you need more than that, what serves the soul as strengthening? What can you lack, when your soul is provided for - when you seek first, what brings about its salvation. Then you completely fulfil your earth life purpose, and the body will also have, of which it is in want of, as long as it is to be the abode of the soul. And I know it truly, how long your soul needs its cover, how long you must live on earth as man to provide the soul with the necessary maturity. And so long the body is also preserved. So you therefore desire something from me, then for the soul only, and you will receive amply; your soul does not need to live in want, and the body will also have in fulness, because you first make an effort, to fulfil my will, to receive my word, to listen to me, and you are therefore guest ready to receive at the table of the Lord. I constantly want to serve you the nourishment of your soul; I want that you feed yourselves with the bread of heaven, that you accept my word, which imparts the power to your soul for the ascent up.
And I want that you often ask me, that you are always ready to listen to me, when I speak to you. I constantly invite you to be my guests, whom I want to refresh with bread and wine, with my flesh and my blood - with everything, what the soul needs to increase in light and power. And truly no-one needs to go hungry and live in want, who goes to my table, who asks me for gifts of love, which he extremely needs on his earth life way. And for that reason I always send out my servants, to call in men from the street into my hospitable house. I have all called that they come to me and want to be my guests. But my house lies off the broad street and for that reason they must leave it, when they want to reach me, but they will never regret it, for they never find on their broad way the most delicious refreshment, which is offered to them at my table. And they will always have more desire for it, the more often they have been my guests. But they must come to me voluntarily, for although I also send out the messengers after them, so I will still force no-one to come to my banquet, but will leave empty-handed, who do not follow my call, for the world can never ever offer them, what my love wants to serve them - my word, which is power and light and life and leads them to happiness.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5771.
Book 63 5772
Church of Christ.
18. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5772.
Who professes the church of Christ, he is to also live like a Christian, otherwise he brings no honour to the church of Christ. When in coming time faith in Jesus Christ is to become known, then the right followers of his church become obvious, for the strength of faith, which is necessary for the confessing of his name, can only be won through a way of life according to his example, a life in the following of Jesus, and he therefore also belongs to the church founded by Jesus Christ. But many men will profess with the mouth; they will also be followers of churches, which pretend to be the one founded by Jesus. If these now also live according to the divine will, by them fulfilling his divine love commands, then the power of faith will also be strong in them, and they withstand in the last faith struggle and profess his name before the world. But there will only be few of them; only those men, who live in love, will muster this power to resist worldly powers, who pursue the plan to wipe out everything, what is related to faith in Jesus Christ, the divine redeemer. And now therefore man proves himself only as Christian; now only he can consider himself as a member of the church founded by Jesus Christ, which will now also profess Jesus Christ before God, the father, as he has promised it. The church of Christ does not any more count many followers, and the more love cools among men, the smaller the crowd of real Christians will become, because love must absolutely be practised to be regarded as real Christians and to be a shining example for fellowmen for the true church on earth, which depends on no official belonging to a denomination, but just a life according to the divine commands, which demand love first, which will then also show the sure sign, which proves the founder of the church - the work of the spirit in all members. The church of Christ is no building outwardly recognizable; it is only the joining together of deeply believing men, who stand in most intimate connection with the founder of the church, with Jesus Christ, and by this means are also enlightened, directed and filled with his spirit and can truly also work unusually like the disciples of Jesus on earth with that spirit power. Strong faith and deep love prove the belonging to the church of Christ, and only its followers will pass the last faith struggle, because they fight with Jesus Christ himself and will therefore also gain the victory over him, who is against Christ, over the opponent of God and his servants. For Jesus Christ will come in might and power and glory on the last day and fetch his small community to himself into the kingdom of peace; but fetter his opponent and with him all, who are belonging to him.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5772.
Book 63 5773
Means for vineyard work.
19. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5773.
I give you the means into the hand to do good vineyard work. I request not only your commitment, but I give you everything, what you need to be able to work for me and my kingdom, for a good work also requires the means belonging to it. And you are to be able to have this amply at your disposal; you are not to have lack of it that you would be forced to do a less good work for that reason. It is my will that you confer your care upon the soil before wrongly cultivated - that you remove, what is harmful, and supply to it, what promotes growth. For that is the basic evil that men are offered and demanded to believe indiscriminately everything mixed up and that no good fruit can flourish, where bad seed has been laid. First clean the field, before you spread good seed, i.e., first draw the attention of men to the error, which has poisoned their thinking, which has gotten into truth's way, which must therefore get removed, before the way to truth can be walked on, which leads to happiness. Truth would truly be easy to supply to men, when they would be completely free of erroneous thought material, when they would not have to rid themselves of it before, because both cannot exist next to each other. The field of the heart can only produce good or bad fruit - but the good fruit cannot flourish, when weeds or poisonous plants withdraw everything from the soil, what is to serve the good plant for nourishment. Understand it, you men - you will not accept truth, so long you are filled with error, and you must before rid yourselves of error and, when you cannot do it yourselves, let yourselves be helped by my servants - by those, who have experience, who are to prepare the soil in all hearts of men for the receiving of seeds, which I myself supply to them, so that good fruit can come up, when my servants are eagerly active. Know, that your hearts are the fields, where I would like to lay out the seed, my word, so that it may bear rich fruit in you - know, that my word can however only take root there, where the soil is prepared for it, where everything has been removed, what stood against my word - pure truth - know, that every error means a resistance for pure truth out of me and that for that reason this error must be wiped out, if a good harvest is to be achieved. But where my servants are active, whom I have equipped for their work, there the possibility is given, that all error fades, for they work with my word, which has its effect, which is power and light at the same time, which uncovers all false and illuminates it, that one likes to give it away against pure truth, where only the will for it exists, where the hearts of men abandon themselves to those without resistance, who are active ennobling and fruit-bearing in my kingdom. For these work for me, and they can always be certain of my blessing, when they consciously wage the war against him, who is the enemy of truth and therefore my opponent. Amen. B.D. NR. 5773.
Book 63 5774
Significance of earth walk.
24. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5774.
A reference is to be given to you men to the significance of your earth walk, so that you do not thoughtlessly live into the day, so that you become aware of the responsibility, so that you live on earth according to meaning and purpose. Your existence as man is a gift of favour, which you are to use well; it is for your soul just an opportunity, to discuss a debt and to pay it, before it has an extreme painful effect in that kingdom, where then the soul is given according to this debt or has to live in want. That you are burdened by a debt and in what this debt consists of, you must be informed about in earth life, and you do well at it, to desire enlightenment about it and to then live your earth life appropriately. But if you do not consider earth life as means for a purpose, but as end in itself, then you will hardly draw use for your soul during your earth existence and then you have not utilize a gift of favour; you have badly managed that pound, which was given to you, that you could buy your soul free, by you increasing it through conscious work on yourselves. No man remains completely without references, for that power, which has created you men, pursues a purpose with this creation and must therefore draw the attention of you men to this purpose. And for that reason it addresses you, it has made the connection between it and you possible through the word and therefore informs you through the word of your earth life task, of your state and your aim. But you men are mostly without faith and therefore attach no value to this divine word. It is something appearing unreal to you, and therefore it also has no longer an effect on you. But through your attitude you change nothing at the fact, that you then live your earth life in vain, when the purpose is not reached with it, that you have rid yourselves of your debt, which is cause of your embodiment on earth. Then just your flesh has "lived", but your self, the soul, has not escaped death, from which it was to liberate itself during earth life. Your soul must now enter into the spiritual kingdom in a lifeless state. i.e. without light and without power, but conscious of its existence. But how on the other hand a life in power and happiness would be allotted with right use of your earth life - so you would believe, what you were taught - what is announced to men through the word of God. References are given to you men always and constantly, but always only in a form, which does not make your will unfree, and exactly because of your free will it must also be left to you, how you adjust to these references. But God will not let up, to speak to you insistently, no matter in which form. He will pursue you with his admonitions and warnings; he will send messengers to you, who speak for him; he will seek to awaken your sense of responsibility and do everything, to explain the significance of earth life to you, although it always remains up to your free will, to live it appropriately.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5774.
Book 63 5775
Servants of Satan.
25.September 1953. B.D. NR. 5775.
How abysmal have men sunk, to whom the life of fellowman is no longer holy - who mercilessly set themselves up as judges over their brothers and judge according to arbitrary use of power, rob them of their freedom, and harm them at body and soul. They are willing servants of Satan, of devilish mind, destitute of all love, unjust in thinking and acting. They are truly men having become devils, who deserve no mercy any more and who for that reason must be rendered harmless, so the time has come. The opponent of God makes use of them, and they willingly carry out, to what he drives them. No love is any more among men and still much less justice; each one just seeks own advantages and forces them for himself at the expense of fellowmen. And they are no longer particular cases, but whole mankind moves in this direction, even so not always obviously, but mentally also many men sin, who do not detest or condemn, what is obviously the work of Satan. The world has got used to disgraceful deeds, which are scandalous. It tolerates, instead of taking action against it; it does not help, where help would be necessary. And the number of devils grows with every day, and their bad deeds increase. But the time will come, where each one has to take responsibility before God, where no-one can hide before him and where all disgraceful deeds become obvious. Men no longer believe in a God; they do not believe in a judge, before whom they must take responsibility, and they do not believe in a repayment. But they will have to pay their debt down to the last penny; nothing will remain remitted to them; every wrong will demand its atonement, and that freedom, which they abused, will be changed into an imprisonment, which they must endure for eternities, because otherwise their debt cannot get repaid, because otherwise they cannot reach improvement. Only the most deeply sunk must endure such agonies, but before the end of this earth men will have reached the deepest depth, and earth will, except the small crowd of those loyal to God, just have to show devils only, representatives of him, who for that reason rages on earth, because he knows, that he no longer has much time. He also works now already unmistakeably, for he drives men to acts of cruelty, to lie and intrigue; he puts men into greatest trouble, who do not do as he wishes. Satan has embodied himself in his helpers and accomplices. And the world is full of sin. The time of tribulation has begun, which introduces the end, and it will go so, as it is announced in word and Script. The persecution of those will start, who do not do as he wishes, who remain loyal to God and want to serve him and who for that reason must hold out a time of fight, which is directed against God himself. But then also the end is there; then the time is fulfilled, and an end is set to the work of Satan. Then is the day of judgement, where account is demanded, where the justice of God evens out everything, where each one will receive what he deserves.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5775.
Book 63 5776
Who pays tribute to the world, he pays tribute to Satan.
26. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5776.
Who pays tribute to the world, he also pays tribute to Satan. These words are hard and will severely hit all men of the world, for no man wants to be accused of the connection with Satan, and yet the world is his kingdom and therefore also everyone his servant, who is the world's slave. You men certainly stand in the midst of the world, you certainly must assert yourselves in the world, as long as you live on earth, but how far you heart is involved, that is decisive for it, how far you become dependent on the world. The most inner striving, the desire of the heart, is assessed, and so it is meant for the world, you are also enslaved to him, who it its prince, for then your thinking is directed earthly only, while you are to strive for the spiritual and you for that reason must overcome matter, to gain spiritual possession. You cannot bypass the world, but you must overcome it, i.e., at the beginning of your earth life as man you stand in this material world belonging to the opponent of God, with which you are to take up the fight, to then emerge as victor and to then enter that world, which is spiritual, which is called the kingdom of God. The course through earth life, through the earthly world, you must go, but you are to free yourselves from your fetters, which must be considered as chains of Satan so long, as you stand in the spell of the world, as you look full of desire at everything, what you are to overcome. The material world is his kingdom - it holds the fallen spiritual belonging to him, but which he does not have at his disposal, as long as it is bound in the works of creation through God's will. But he can influence man, because he must be exposed to all influence in the state of free will, to decide, to pass the test of will, which is meaning and purpose of his earth life. And the opponent of God truly uses this influence in an alarming way. He does not want that he loses the spiritual through its free decision, and for that reason he attracts man to his side through presentation of all that, what seems desirable to him, but what belongs to his world, but what separates him from God, what alienates him from that aim, which he is to reach on earth. He is the lord of matter, lord of the earthly world - and everyone, who serves the world, serves him - everyone, who desires the world and connects himself with earthy goods, he connects himself with Satan, and he must get to hear this truth; he cannot be treated carefully out of wrong respect, by withholding this truth from him. He is in contact with Satan, and whose servant he is, his lot he will also share, when the day of requital will come. Two lords fight for your souls, and both offer you their kingdoms - but one is passing, the other lasts for ever. But you yourselves are immortal, and if you do not have acquired the immortal kingdom for yourselves on earth, so nothing remains for you after the death of your body than deep darkness around you, which will torment you unspeakably - the kingdom of Satan, who can offer you nothing else, but whose followers you have increased through your desire on earth. Separate yourselves from him, as long as you walk on earth; renounce that, what belongs to the world; strive for spiritual goods, which alone secure eternal life for you, a life in light and power and happiness.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5776.
Book 63 5777
27. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5777.
Trust the guidance from above; it will be right all the time, as soon as you want to be directed by him, who is the father of you all. The devotion to him, the voluntary subjugating of your will under his, secures you this right guidance - your thoughts will be according to his divine will, and your speaking and acting will also find his agreement, because those powers direct you, who create and work with him in the same will and into whose keeping you are given. Your will to him, your God and father from eternity, determines all your ways, your thinking and acting. For that reason you do not need to think, what you should do - just hand yourselves over to him before in thoughts, in quiet prayer or mental devotion to him and his will, then you are relieved of every responsibility, for then you are directed by his spirit, and you will always do, what is right before God. Only the own will can act against it, i.e., so you forget the father in heaven, so you believe, having to and being able to order everything yourselves, so you do not request his help - therefore go your ways alone - then you can certainly branch off onto a wrong way, when you are without guide, and then you must be on your guard. For you have seemingly success - a success, which is however just a failure, because it just contributes a blessing to the body, but not the soul. But the right way, which God leads you, can now and then seem to be troublesome for the body, but make the soul extremely happy, which can more and more break away and feels freed, because the body takes a load from it, which it had to bear; determination wise the body is to help the soul - and that often means own infirmities. If the body shakes these off and if it wants to go through life unburdened, then the soul must carry on bearing its load and cannot rise into spiritual heights. But the divine guidance will always also consider the condition of the body, for the love of God looks then after that man, who trustingly devotes himself to him and requests his help. And every walk will then be blessed; every way will lead to the right aim, because he goes ahead, who is your father and protector and to whom you can entrust yourselves in all troubles of the body and the soul.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5777.
Book 63 5778
False Christs and prophets.
28. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5778.
In the last time pure truth will especially be attacked, and that is the work of Satan, who as opponent of God wants to undermine truth, who confuses the thinking of men, so that they are no longer able to recognize truth as such. And his means and plans are finely laid out, so that also men often do not want to grasp them, whose will is not directed against me - but who could recognize it, when they would just seriously desire truth. Particularly in the last time lights and phantom lights will flash at the same time, and to now being able to distinguish these, serious will for truth is necessary, because it will be difficult to see clearly. For many false Christs and prophets will arise, as it has been announced - also as a sign of the time of the end. From this it emerges that they will fight under the same visor, that they will therefore introduce themselves as emissaries from above, that they hold the words of Christ in the mouth and will announce things to men, which lie in future times - but that they are representatives of him, who fights against truth - to confuse men, that they no longer can recognize pure truth. You therefore no longer need to seek these false Christs and prophets outside of the spiritual life, for also the representatives of false doctrines within church organizations are false Christs and false prophets - all, who give unclear, misleading explanations, must be counted to that, as well as all, who seek to prevent that pure truth is supplied to men, who therefore hold on to deformed teachings and restrict the freedom to think of men, by withholding from them, what could work enlightening. All untruthfulness is the work of false Christs and prophets, and to distinguish that irrefutably depends on the serious will for truth, which must also be prepared to give up something, what man has constantly supported - when it is not according to truth. You men can therefore only protect yourselves against the work of the opponent of God in the last time before the end, when you give yourselves into the hands of him, who is truth from eternity - when you ask him in the serious will for truth that he protects you from error and then opens eye and ear. Then you will recognize it feeling wise, what you are to accept or reject. Then no false Christs and false prophets will be able to blind you with a false light. Then a gently glow, which flares up in the heart, will give you the certainty that you stand in truth, and then you will represent this truth convincingly and show commitment for it in the last fight on this earth - and you will be real fighters of Christ.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5778.
Book 63 5779
30. September and 1. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5779.
The faith struggle is still in store for you, and I want to find you armed for this fight. For that reason my great care before, to strengthen your faith and to introduce you to knowledge, which will be fullest explanation for that, what lies ahead of you, what still comes before the end. You must believe in this end, to then also be able to understand everything, to then also comprehend the faith struggle, which is extremely significant for each one man. It will not just be a fight, which finds its end after some time with the victory of the one or the other fighting power. It will be a fight, which the followers of Satan wage against God - a fight, where it is not about earthly possession, but about spiritual goods; a fight, where the souls must decide, on which side they want to place themselves, although men are also affected earthly, but winning or losing will only the soul, and for that reason the outcome of this fight affects eternity. And for that reason I do everything before, to prepare men for this fight, to strengthen them, to put the courage of their conviction into them. I seek to increase for me the army of my fighters, not because I want to win, but that they themselves harvest the fruit of a victory, because I do not want that they come to an end, that they are fettered anew by my opponent and remain again imprisoned endless long time. You men are little worried about faith at the moment, you are quite indifferent to that, what is important - spiritual striving - you must first get shaken up, to seriously express your opinion on faith. And that will happen, as soon as the faith struggle breaks out, for then the request is issued to everyone, to profess me before the world or to deny me, to give me up. And then only you will express your opinion, when you are conscientious, or unhesitatingly give me up - for the sake of earthly advantage. And since the end is imminent, this decision is necessary, not before me, I who know about your will; but you yourselves are to once again be stimulated to think, because you do not do it by yourselves, when you are not forced through earthly power. There are certainly some, who already before think about it and who for that reason also experience my obvious help, that I make the recognizing easy for them, but they are exactly only some, whose number I would like to increase and whom I have therefore referred to the end. (1.10.1953) But these few will hardly find faith, for those who do not strive spiritually, also do not think an end of this earth possible, but the phenomena of the time of the end will not fail their impression with those still undecided, who become thoughtful and can return to faith, when they are instructed right in this time. Right, truthful instruction can produce great success there, where the defection from faith is to be attributed to deformed faith teachings, where men are not unwilling to believe, but have objected to false teachings. These can again be won for me and my kingdom, and for the sake of these few still many signs will happen, which announce the near end and do not remain without effect for those. The faith decision will only then be made right, when a strength of faith exists, which takes everything upon itself, what springs from disadvantages for the body; for that man, who stands in right cognition, knows what it is all about, and he gives up light-heartedly, what one takes from him, to not endanger the life of the soul. It is the last test of will on this earth; it is that decision, which determines your lot in eternity, that you profess me before the world, notwithstanding of the earthly effects of your decision. And only a strong, convinced faith will pass this last test, only a strong, convinced faith stands firm until the end.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5779.
Book 63 5780
God's compassionate love. Light is truth.
4. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5780.
My eye looks compassionately down to earth, where innumerable men move in darkness, i.e. go their way without cognition, before whom a thick wall is built, which dims everything and refuses every entry to the rays of light. My infinite love would also like to light a bright fire in this dark area, which could radiate again light in all directions. My love would like to also bring to these men the light of cognition, so that, who are still blind in the spirit, become seeing, so that all would become able to see me myself, I who wants to be striven for as aim of their walking on earth. But whom they must see, to recognize, that I wave to them, that I expect them at the gate to eternal life. As long as their eyes cannot see, as long as they are blind in the spirit, they are in the night of death, for without light there is no morning, without light there is no bright day. Light only is life, and only in light they can be active.
But light is truth. Light is bright recognizing and knowing about the original light from eternity, about the deepest connections of creator, creations and creatures. Light is all knowledge in accordance with truth, which shows a clear way, at which end I myself receive the walker. Light is truth. My eye looks compassionately down to earth on the great number of those men, who are without truth - who are without knowledge or in the possession of false knowledge and run and run, without reaching the right aim, and who only then walk on the right way, when the light of truth illuminates it, when their spirit is enlightened, when they catch the ray of love, which is to hit their heart and which proves my infinite love for all my creatures. How many men walk close next to the right way, so that they would need to do only one step, to step onto it, but which they do not want to do, because they believe to go on the right way. But it is not bright and without shadows - because it is not radiated by the light of truth. It shows many dark abysses, where man is in great danger to fall, when he does not turn to the dim glimmer of light of the right way, which always directs his steps more and more there, where the light shines bright and gloriously. Man must reach truth, because only then my divine love light touches him and because only then he really recognizes me and he strives for me as aim, which alone is desirable for him. Just long for truth deep in the heart, and with this longing you light a little light, and then you will carry it along in front of you and cover all your ways with safe steps, for the light will always let you recognize the right way; the light has lighted my love in you, which you desire, as soon as you desire truth. And the ray of love going out from me, also leads back to me. And no matter how thick, walls will dissolve in the penetrating light of truth - the most impenetrable darkness will give way to the light, which there is truth out of God.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5780.
Book 63 5781
Subordinating the will.
6. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5781.
Always just subordinate yourselves under my will, which just requests love from you, and your walk of life on earth will please me; you will find favour before my eyes, and you have won my love, which indeed is meant for you since the very beginning, but which could no longer touch you in its power. As soon as you however have entered into my will, that your whole thinking and wanting strives for not to sadden me, my love can again have an effect on you in whole power - i.e. in that measure, which you can bear on earth, for you have now again returned to me, from whom you have once voluntarily separated yourselves. To enter into my will means, you making an effort to move in that order, which is basic law from eternity, to bring all good qualities to perfection, to give up all bad qualities, to fashion yourselves according to divine principle - to bring love in you to highest development. For to be perfect means to be full of love. Perfection is a divine state, a state, which shows no lack, which is therefore also prerequisite to be near me, to be united with me. And to reach this happy state, the will of my creature must completely become like my will - it must enter my will so completely that a common work now starts, what also means the same, as giving up of all resistance, of all own will - therefore coming back to me in free will. You men are to reach this aim on earth; you are to bring the proof that you want to belong to me for ever, by you acknowledging and striving for me alone, by all your thinking and striving on earth is, to live so, as it pleases me. This will is the passed earth life test and if this will is in you, so you are rescued for eternity, for the power is sent to you from me, to carry out your will and to live according to my will, as soon as I just see your will turned to me. I want that you are happy, but cannot force your will in another direction, because you yourselves decide. But my love surrounds my creatures, which do as I will out of their own drive - which have become and will remain my children until all eternity.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5781.
Book 63 5782
Spark of God. Unlimited knowledge.
7. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5782.
The all filling spirit, the eternal divinity itself, is therefore also active in its creatures to that extent, as they allow it through their will. Each one man carries in him a spark of the divine spirit, and he is as a result therefore connected indissolubly with the eternal divinity. And this divine spark could have an effect in inconceivable measure upon the thinking and acting of man, when his will would fulfil the conditions, which are preconditions of the work of the spirit in man. For this spark is as share of
God, as a radiation of him himself, also of enormous illumination power - and it consequently radiates the light of wisdom - it instructs man from the inside and gives him fullest cognition - it lights in him a bright light, and depending on how man now uses this light, abilities develop in him, which are divine - until he himself can then work in power and light. For all his acting and wanting is based on thoughts, which the divine spirit in man has stimulated and led. And so it is truly possible for man on earth, to do the supernatural and to have knowledge at his disposal, which is otherwise completely inaccessible to him, when he therefore allows the divine spark in him, the share of God, unlimited work - but what always demands the devotion of the own will, the subjugating under the divine will. Then the spirit of God can completely penetrate him, and then man thinks and acts only so, as God wants it, as it is according to eternal order, and he is neither limited in his cognition nor in his power, for every obstacle for the absolute work of the spirit power has been shifted away through the will of man. Man is a vessel, which initially is closed and full of garbage, but which can open and completely empty itself, to now make space for the divine spark, that it can develop freely, that spiritual power flows constantly and the vessel now gets full of the divine spirit - for which then everything is possible to work and from which brightest light radiates. And man will be powerful and wise, for he is now constantly in contact with God himself; he bears God in him and is aware of him - he lives in and with God and works now from his power.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5782.
Book 63 5783
God wants to be loved. Distorted image.
8. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5783.
I can dictate my will into the pen of only few men; only few have the understanding for it, what causes me to speak in direct connection; only few grasp it that the love of the father for his children is so great that he applies every means which promises success - and only few believe that it is the voice of the father, which wants to obtain a hearing, because the children are in extreme trouble. And that there are only so few men, who believe it, has its cause in that, that my love is no longer recognized - that men only still - when they believe at all - believe in a God, whom they fear, because they must take responsibility before him, or honour because they acknowledge his power and greatness. But love would change this God idea into a quite childlike view, but a God of love would become a father for them, to whom they entrust themselves and whom they could also love themselves. But why do men no longer recognize me as an extreme loving father, who knows no other desire, than to be able to take his children in his arms, who finds his happiness in that, to prepare happiness for his children. Why do men just stand in the distance shy and doubting; why does no love longing drives them into my arms - because they are no longer able to recognize me as a God of love, as a father - because they have a wrong image of me - because they are not instructed in truth about me - because I am introduced to them as angry, punishing God, who demands account for every sin and judges mercilessly. But a being, which is feared, one does not strive for - in the best case one conscientiously follows all demands, but always only out of fear, but never out of love. But I want to be loved. I want to possess the love of my children, and I do everything to win them, for only a relationship which love establishes, can make happy for ever. I alone know it, where the cause is to be sought, and I alone know it, how men can still be helped, that they recognize me as a God of love and voluntarily strive for me. I myself must make myself accessible to men; I must go to them, because they do not want to come to me. And they must feel my cooperation as blessing, so that they also accept my gift without resistance, which I bring to them: - my word, which reveals me so to my creatures, that they can love me - my word, through which I myself reveal myself as love. For they did not know me up to now; they have been wrongly instructed; they have made a wrong image of me. My opponent has eagerly worked, to design this distorted picture of me, because he wants it, that men no longer recognize me, because he wants to suffocate love for me in my creatures, which means final return to me. You men all, you who stand far from me, you do not know me really, and to you I want to reveal myself as a God of love, wisdom and power, as a father, who longs for your love. And for that reason I enter into a direct relationship with you; I express myself through an earth child devoted to me, to take the way to you all, to win your love and to be able to give away my love to you. And happy who believe that I myself, your father from eternity, it is, who speaks to you - happy, who accept my words, recognize me as eternal love and no longer delay to grasp the stretched out hand of the father - happy, who let themselves be drawn by me.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5783.
Book 63 5784
Spiritual knowledge depends on degree of maturity.
9. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5784.
Complete ignorance is a sign of spiritual low, for knowledge about divine-spiritual does not depend on intellectual activity of man or on the measure of knowledge supplied to him through fellowmen, but alone on his soul maturity, on the degree of his spiritual development, so that therefore the most simple man, whose soul has already a degree of maturity at his disposal as result of a way of life in love, will make himself a truthful picture about God, about his earth life purpose, about his relationship to God, his father from eternity. He will feeling wise accept those teachings only, which are according to truth, perhaps earthly he is not much held in high regard because of his intellectual knowledge, he will be of simple spirit and nevertheless think righter on spiritual area. And the small cognition is enough, to cause him to a way of life, which is according to the will of God, but which then, after his death, brings in brightest light like lightning in the spiritual kingdom. The complete knowledge on earth is not the proof of a high degree of maturity of the soul, for also spiritual knowledge a man can acquire intellectual wise, only it is then also more intellectual knowledge than spiritual material, when the way of life of the man is accordingly, and knowledge, which is therefore still not to be addressed as spiritual treasure, can also again get lost for the man with the moment of death, provided it was not accepted by the heart, but from the intellect only. For also spiritual knowledge can become pure intellectual knowledge through eager study, when the ascent development of the soul is disregarded, when the degree of maturity of the soul is therefore still a very low one, the intellect however, as highly developed, busies itself with problems, which touch spiritual areas. Then one cannot therefore speak of ignorance - but the "one knowing" lacks one thing - the light. For no matter how much knowledge acquired on this way, still gives him no light, that he could now recognize bright and clear all connections, that he would be made happy on account of his knowledge. Light can become his from the inside only as result of a way of life in love. For the spirit out of God alone radiates light, who only gives real life to intellectual knowledge. And only then it is knowledge, which can be assessed as spiritual treasure, which is immortal and is taken over into the spiritual kingdom. And for that reason even pure truth can only then be grasped, when the spirit out of God gives enlightenment to man, what always presupposes a degree of soul maturity, which can only be achieved through a way of life according to the will of God. The state of light, cognition, is then also accordingly, after the death of man, and a good, but simple man, who has little knowledge at his disposal on earth, can be flowed around by more radiating light at his entry in the opposite kingdom than a man standing in spiritual knowledge, who lacked love on earth and to whom the spirit out of God has not yet found access.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5784.
Book 63 5785
Constant connection with God secures success.
10. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5785.
Request my support, whatever you undertake. Begin nothing without me; go no way without me; always let me go first, then I will also be your aim, which you reach safely. And so you are to entrust yourselves to me in also all spiritual matters, and you will always be advised right, for then my spirit directs you - you will be able to think and act no other way than right and work successfully for me and my kingdom. And it will always look as if you speak and act according to your own will. For I do not appear so obviously that you were therefore forced to follow my will, and nevertheless it is my will, which is now expressed through you. So you recommend before all work to me, every mental or word-for-word talk, you are also allowed to be certain of my influence, but exactly this connection with me before is necessary, to now also feel my will in you and to think, to speak and to act according to it. And for that reason you do not need to worry, not being able to do the work for me and my kingdom, as long as you do not consider it as worldly work, but always just want to serve me with it and therefore remain constantly in connection with me as my servants, to receive my instructions. For I do latter through your heart, by me putting feelings into you through my spirit, which now let you act so, as it is my will. And then all your beginnings will be blessed.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5785.
Book 63 5786
Means of favour: Prayer. God's word.
11. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5786.
Return into your original relationship to me and become again, what you were from the very beginning, creatures standing in highest perfection, in the full possession of light and power. I make this demand on you - but also give you the means into the hand, to comply with my demand, because I know that you, in your present state, are completely powerless without my help and would not be able, to fashion yourselves again so, as you have emerged out of me in the very beginning. It is therefore not impossible to fulfil my demand, for I take your weakness into account and truly help you in every way, to reach the goal, which I have set for you - for I love you and want to see the unhappy state, in which you are, changed into a happy one. I want to know you next to me, not under me. And my means are of highest effectiveness - you can reach the goal, but they eliminate every force of will. And for that reason it is your most own matter, when you reach the goal - otherwise you would truly already be long since in the state of light and power, but as unfree beings you lacked the highest perfection. Understand it - you yourselves must strive for perfection, because I respect your free will, but for that reason also stimulate you persistently, to make use of my means of help. You cannot accomplish this work of transformation out of your own power, but my power is unmeasured at your disposal. Use it, for this is not in my power, when I do not want to make you unfree. Use my gift of favour and you will be full of power and be able to achieve everything, what you want.
In what do these means of favour now exist? What are you to do, to get into the possession of power? How can you give yourselves this power? - You are to first - as completely ignorant - desire a truthful knowledge - what alone just requires your will. Then you let already the gift of favour become effective at you and you listen to what is announced to you through my word. And you then use a great gift of favour, because you already withdraw power out of my word, which now helps you further. You take up a further favour, by you praying, i.e. establish mentally the connection with me and hold a dialogue with me. Such a prayer connection is a source of power of unsuspected fulness. Through intimate prayer to me you consciously open yourselves to my current of favour, and inevitably you must experience a change of nature, because my power does not remain ineffective, so it is accepted. And the change in nature exists in that respect, that love lights in you, that you strive towards me and now enter into my love circuit, that you therefore again accept, what you have once rejected - that you let yourselves be radiated through by light and power in free will and always become more and more like my original nature, therefore also more and more approach your original initial nature, because you have now again entered the right relationship to me and you now receive constantly light and power from me - because in free will you have now become that, what I could not create - beings equal to me - real children of your father from eternity.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5786.
Book 63 5787
Stimulating of an unbeliever to love work.
12. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5787.
No spiritual knowledge can get supplied to the unbeliever, because he rejects everything, what cannot get proved, but just demands only faith. But he can get stimulated to love work, for he can reach faith only on the way of love. The heart of an unbeliever does not need to be hardened, so that he very well can perform works of neighbourly love, when the distress of fellowmen is put before his eyes, when he is stimulated through a fellowman well-disposed to him, to contribute to the alleviation of this trouble - when one appeals to his sympathy, to his preparedness to help and his earthly situation, which makes it possible for him to help. It is the greatest merit of a man, who himself lives in love, to spur on fellowman to love work, for therefrom faith can then also emerge, which without love is still just a dead faith and therefore not much more valuable than unbelief. As long as a man goes past at the trouble of fellowman, he can also be considered as unbeliever, although he calls himself believing. Only when man's will to give breaks through, when he seeks to make fellowman happy or strives to turn away suffering from him - when he wants to help - he is also able to listen to knowledge offered to him and to express his view about it, and only then it is therefore possible, to let faith revive in him in a spiritual kingdom existing outside of the earthly kingdom.
For that reason it is a waste of effort, wanting to intellectually convince an unbelieving man, therefore to present spiritual knowledge to him and wanting to persuade him, to accept it, because a man without love is not able to do it. On the other hand the divine love teaching can get introduce to him and its effect made believable, when such a love life is held up as an example to him and also an appeal is made to his heart, to participate in the alleviation of the trouble of fellowman - when he is first stimulated to give away from his plenty, until he then himself finds happiness in that respect, to do good. And then he is also already won; then his resistance to spiritual knowledge always becomes less; he is shaken in his unbelief - he begins to think about his life and accepts more willingly, what presupposes faith - he will learn to believe, because through love he has now become able to do it.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5787.
Book 63 5788
Church of Christ.
13. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5788.
Whose striving for me is serious, he also reaches his goal - I am the way, the truth, and the life. Who seeks me, he has also already set foot on the way, and he is introduced to truth by me, which gives him life. Who seriously seeks me, he however does not seek me in a certain school of thought, for he knows it that I am only to be found in the heart, that his heart alone is decisive, whether I am there, where I am announced. Everywhere my love teaching can be preached - but whether man finds me everywhere, that his heart alone determines, in which desire he stands - whether it truthfully seeks me. The words can catch fire everywhere and awaken the love desire for me, but only, when they have caught fire, foot has been set on the right way. And then man will also be able to judge pure truth - he will accept and strive for that, what alone leads to life, which lasts for ever. Has the heart been captured by my word, then the contact has also been made with me and my presence in him is secured. Then man no longer belonged to a school of thought, but to my church, which I myself have found on earth and to which every church organization can lead, which announces my divine love teaching, which demands faith in Jesus Christ as God's son and redeemer of the world. For that reason, do not fight each other, as long as all your striving is meant for me, for then I lead you already on the right way, on the way of truth, which leads to eternal life. Then also each one, who belongs to my church, will recognize, which teachings deviate from pure truth, and then he can also lead the blind, who ignorant of the dangers walk side streets, which do not lead to the goal. And if also these still blind seek me seriously, then they also let themselves be led and are grateful for the help, because they recognize my leading, because - who seriously seeks me - is also seized by my love and feels this my love. I am the way, the truth, and the life - who strives for me, whose heart is turned towards me, he cannot go wrong. And no matter if he still is in thickest error, is therefore still far from pure truth. He still lands in my church, which I myself have founded on earth, because his desire for me, his faith in me, is the foundation stone, on which my church is built. For only a deep, living faith strives for me; only a deep believing man has the desire of his heart directed towards me, and I truly let myself be found by him.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5788.
Book 63 5789
Explanation necessary of the mission of Jesus.
14. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5789.
Information must be given to you men in the right way, then you will also not reject the faith teachings, which are presented to you about Jesus Christ as God's son and redeemer of the world. The problem of him becoming man and of his death on the cross is so extremely difficult to understand, when it is put before you just as historic fact, because then the behaviour of the man Jesus is incomprehensible for you, because you cannot then grasp, on what this becoming man and the dying on the cross is based, and you are then inclined, to deny a mission for the whole mankind. But when the reasons are given to you in accordance with the truth, then you also learn to understand the work of redemption of Christ. And then you adjust yourselves differently to it than up to now. That men lack the knowledge about it, does not depend on that up to now truth was withheld from them - the reason is alone that men have made themselves incapable for the receiving of such knowledge, that they consider the life and death of Jesus Christ the more pure worldly, the more indifferent they are, to hear truth about it. As soon as God just sees the faintest question in a man about it, he also gives him information, but only rarely a man asks this question and demands, to receive information about the man Jesus, who is to be acknowledged as God. And nevertheless, faith in it is absolutely necessary, when man also wants to put himself into the blessing of the work of redemption. For that reason, God gives man enlightenment, which they could certainly accept, when they would seriously strive for truth. God gives, what men no longer demand by themselves; he hands out that, by which men have lack. He imparts knowledge to them, which, with good will, could give men light, which means cognition for them, when they just accept it. He seeks to make the love work of Jesus comprehensible to men, that they were not earthly or worldly motives, which let the man Jesus so live and suffer and die, but his earth walk was based on a spiritual cause - to turn away an incomprehensible trouble of the souls of men, which applied to eternal times and which only the love of a man could remove. Men must know about the spiritual cause, if the work of redemption of Jesus Christ is to be assessed right and its favours accepted. Men must know that they are heading for an incomprehensible agonizing state, when they do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as redeemer, and then also do not belong to the redeemed, for whom the man Jesus Christ has died on the cross - they are to know that it is not the same thing, whether they acknowledge him or not. And to be able to acknowledge him, they are to be introduced into truth. They are to be instructed right by God himself, what made the son of men do, to take upon him a superhuman suffering, which ended with his dying on the cross.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5789.
Book 63 5790
Explanation necessary of the mission of Jesus.
15. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5790.
I died for you on the cross - for you I went a way, which was extremely difficult to cover, because I was not allowed to go freely, but had to carry a great burden - your sin debt, which I have taken from you, so that this load should no longer press you. I went a way of atonement for you, which you would have to clear away all yourselves and would have needed eternities for it, until every sin debt was wiped out. I took this burden away from you and achieved atonement for you, because I took pity on your lot, because extreme great love for you filled me and because I wanted to help you in your trouble. Extreme great suffering and immeasurable agonies of the body and of the soul I had to endure for the sake of your sin, which kept you separated from your father of eternity. But I wanted to make the return to him again possible for you; I wanted that you find to the father, but that also the father should have his children back again, for which love he longs, because you are children of his love. I knew about the unmeasurable cleft between God and you. I knew about the great sin debt of the former rebellion of the created beings against God. I knew it in which your sin existed and that the wiping out of this debt (would have required eternities) could not be atoned for in eternities. For that reason, I wanted to sacrifice myself; I wanted to bring an atonement sacrifice to God in the place of you, which he was to accept graciously, because only love for God and for you, my fallen brothers, let me bring this sacrifice. I wanted to pay for your debt through my death on the cross. You were endlessly far separated from God through your former defection from him, and you would have remained for eternities in this distance, because no way led upwards, to him, who was the father of you all. But for something created free and full of power, the distance from God is an unspeakable state of agony - to be bound and without light - fettered by a power opposed to God. I knew about this state, and I took pity on it. I wanted to open a way upwards. I wanted to wage a war against him, who kept you bound. I wanted to redeem you out of his power. But the ransom was high. My opponent demanded a price for the souls, which was almost unattainable - and so I offered the highest, what I possessed - on the cross I gave up my life. I first however had to give up my light and my power, which, as sign of me belonging to God, were my own in all fullness. I had to ascend to men from above, from light; I, as man myself, I had to bring the sacrifice and consequently go a way of suffering, which aimed at your redemption. And I made the way upwards free for you men, through my way of the cross, to God. You can now yourselves go this way and reach God, when you follow me, when you accept my sacrifice, when you place yourselves under the cross of Christ, when you want that I have also died for you - then also you are redeemed through Jesus Christ's blood - then your great sin debt has been wiped out. Then the sacrifice has not been brought for you in vain - I have wrested you from the opponent of God, and you return again as right children to your father from eternity.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5790.
Book 63 5791
Way to Golgotha. Imitation of Jesus.
16. October 1953 B.D. NR. 5791.
To go the way to Golgotha is the right imitation of Christ. You will not understand this, so you believe that Jesus Christ has gone this way for you, that he because of your sins took all agonies of going to the cross upon himself, therefore has taken the suffering from you and carried it himself for you. And you are also on that point in the right belief. He has wiped out the debt for you through his suffering and dying on the cross. But the culmination of his earth walk was the unification with his father from eternity - he united with him for ever - he and the father became one. And to reach this aim, the imitation of Jesus is the only way - to reach this aim, man has to also take a suffering earth life upon himself; he must patiently go the earth way to the end, and no matter how great suffering, how great tribulation and privation it brings to him. He must drink up the cup to the dregs and just always keep the divine Lord and Saviour before the eyes, whom to follow is all his striving, and with whom also he wants to be united to all eternity. Man will also be sent power from him, and so man gets weak, the saviour Jesus Christ stands next to him and supports him; he helps him carrying the cross, until he has reached his goal. And now you will grasp, why pious men devoted to God are often pursued by suffering and sickness, why a cross has been imposed on them, which appears almost unbearable for them. It is about the adoption of God, about the joining together with him in that way that they - as standing closest to the father - can receive power and light unlimitedly and feel unlimited happiness, which can only cause the complete unification with him, and this state is therefore the most delicious, what can be reached on earth, but under great sacrifices, under giving up of all that, what on earth man feels as pleasant. He must go the way to Golgotha in truth - he is not allowed to see the world any longer; in trouble and in agony he must cover step by step with the look turned away from it. He must know that his body only suffers for the soul, so that it, as completely purified, can then step before the face of God, to be accepted by the father with deepest love, as his child, which followed him for his sake, which for his sake has covered the way to the cross on earth and which he now introduces into all rights of a child - for it has - as already returned to the father - now also sat and passed the test still on earth, which every created angel being must pass for the complete melting with its creator and father from eternity, to, as completed, now being able to create and work in the kingdom of light.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5791.
Book 63 5792
Effect of the living word.
18. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5792.
A living word spoken to you will also not miss its effect, because you penetrate into its spiritual meaning, because your heart is addressed through it, which now also moves it in it and draws that power from it, with which I have blessed my word. If you would just let my word speak to you lively, so truly no spiritual trouble would be among you, for to whose voice you willingly listen, with his request you also comply, and therefore the fulfilment of my will would be guaranteed and as a result also the order re-established, which is original law for eternity. For that reason, I again and again address you directly; for that reason, I seek the way to your heart through my word. For that reason, I myself approach you and seek to shake you up from an idle state through my voice; I penetrate as it were the quietness of inactivity with my voice. I address you. Only through my word I can have an effect on you, and your will itself must utilize the word. But my word sounds to the soul like heavenly music, as soon as it is just able to hear it. And it will hear it then, when man accepts my word, thinks about it, when he himself lets it speak to him, when it can get through to the heart, what is synonymous with that the soul hears it - words, which just die away at the ear, words, which touch the eye only and which it does not let become aware of, are dead words without spirit and life. But my word becomes alive, so you get into contact with me before, so you wish to be addressed by me and then read or hear, what I have to say to you. Then you hear as it were my voice directly, also when you take it from the book, which holds my word in it. I address you then also directly in these words, because you desire, to receive power from me, because this desire caused you, to read or hear my word. Everyone, who demands to be addressed by me, stands also already in the blessing and in the power of my word. Everyone, who willingly opens his ear, where my word can be heard, he is addressed by me myself, and my word is truly alive in him, and it has an invigorating power - it drives to activity, which is in accordance of my will; it drives to love work and to prayer: - For who has once heard my living word, he will not content himself with it; he will get into contact with him, who speaks to him words of love and of favour, and he will never ever break off this contact. He has found a friend, whom he no longer wants to miss, with whom he can talk at any time in words or in thoughts and who goes into everything and answers; who now sends power to him, to also be able to give full expression to the word, to not just be hearer, but doer of the word, which will sound to everyone as sign of my presence, wo wants to awaken to life.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5792.
Book 63 5793
Spreading of the divine love teaching necessary.
19. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5793.
I give my word to all of you; I supply the Gospel to all of you in all purity, and you all are allowed to receive it through my disciples, whom I send out again with the task, to spread it among men. You must know about my love teaching, about my work of redemption; you must know, what you are to do, to be happy; you must get instructed, of which kind the soul work is, which you are to carry out at yourselves, and information is to be given you, in what way a good or also a bad earth life has an effect after death of the body. Through my messengers I supply the Gospel to you all. And that it is pure truth, that you can experience at yourselves, as soon as you fulfil my commands of love, as soon as you are not just hearers, but doers of my word. Then all my words will be confirmed; then my promises will fulfil themselves, to which always certain conditions are attached, about which you are therefore to know. I myself must speak with you; you must hear from myself about my will, because otherwise you do not let yourselves be impressed, even so you are stimulated from the human side to change your way of life. The power of my word is to become effective in you; you are to be stimulated to love, to being active according to my will. And for that reason I send my messengers to you, who are to address you in my name, who for that reason can speak alive, because they have been introduced to life by me myself and because they possess something themselves, what they are to give to you - pure truth, as it has taken its start from me. To bring this truth to you is their mission, their office, for which I myself have chosen and trained them. For that reason you can believe them, so they bring my word to you; you can take it to heart and let it become a treasure in you - you do not need to doubt their words, for not they, but I speak to you through them, only that I make use of a human form, to not make you unfree in wanting and in belief. Accept what they announce to you, and obey their words, and you will noticeably feel the power - you will beneficently be touched by them, so you yourselves are of good will and let my address have an effect on you. For they just announce my word to you - they just tell you, what you are to do, to be happy.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5793.
Book 63 5794
Making created beings godlike.
21. and 22. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5794.
Receive the message of the Lord: When I gave you life, I pursued a purpose - to manifest me myself in you, i.e., to give forms to my power and my light, which as beings stood in contact with each other and which all carried in them me myself as love power - so that I as it were formed myself in these beings, that they were the same as I myself, but each one standing in consciousness of self - that I consequently wanted to create gods equal to me. I therefore put the most perfect out of me; I multiplied me myself in these beings created by me, since they were created in the same perfection and since nothing could emerge out of me, what was inadequate. I myself was represented in all these beings; I had called them into existence as mirror-image of me myself, although I myself was not visible to these beings. I created miniatures of me myself - and took pleasure in these creations.
But everything created perfect was my work - it was my will in it; it was flowed through by my love and therefore only something created, which could not be differently, than it was. And that did not satisfy me, for I wanted to have something around me exactly so free, which could move in all freedom as I myself. I had to put it out independently from me in the same power and with the same light and let it depend on a test, that it now so utilized the complete freedom granted to it, as it was according to my will - without however determining the being though my will. I had to give it complete freedom of will and as it were isolate myself from it - so that the being could now submit its divinity to proof and remain in perfection, in which I have created it - although it could also make wrong use of its power and its will. I wanted to have gods next to me, with whom I could work and create in highest happiness. But these gods I could not create for myself; I could only give them the ability for that purpose, to fashion themselves to gods. I wanted that the same happiness, which filled me, should also be allotted to those beings, which I called into life in an immeasurable urge to make happy and to fashion, which increased always more the more I created. (22.10.1953) I did not want that they just remained my creatures for ever, determined by my will to their doing and thinking. I wanted to know every being creating freely for itself, independent of my will, because I knew that a perfect being always carried my will in it. A perfect being created by me would therefore not have been able to a will opposed to me, when it would not have had at the same time a free will, which could decide about itself. And this free will was the decisive. By virtue of free will the being could remain in its perfection given to it by me, but it could also go off from it - the being, which I had fashioned highly perfect, could transform itself, forfeit its perfection and become a creature, which no longer was my image - but it was a free being, which could decide about itself and in exactly the same way also again transform itself according to my image. It could again become perfect, but was then no longer my creature, but my child - having become my image in free will, a divine creature, which was standing outside of me and still most intimately melted with me through the same love, the same will and the same nature. To create something imperfect, which was to achieve the transformation to my image, was not possible for me, for only highly perfect can emerge out of me, but to change the created to gods, the will of the created being must accomplish itself - because free will irrevocably belongs to highest perfection.
Since the love principle predominates in me, since I myself am eternal love, always only love has been determining with the act of creation, and love also pursues a goal - a state of happiness of my creatures, which is unequalled, however only then, when the creatures have become my children. For my created works are not to be called boundlessly happy, despite of all perfection, as long as they possess no free will. Free will however must prove perfection - that, what is given to the being, it must appreciate and want to keep, despite of the possibility, being able to give it up. And this decision has been demanded from the perfect, created by me, and is so long demanded from it, until the being has reached its goal, until it strives for perfection, the unification with me, in free will - until it has become my image.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5794.
Book 63 5795
Purpose of pests. Motive of destructions.
23. and 25. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5795.
Everything earthly just serves the perfection of the spiritual. The course of ascent development is my plan from eternity, which is to achieve once that only most perfect spiritual moves near me - that everything has been made divine, as my love longs for it. Innumerable formations are necessary for it, innumerable stages of development are to achieve this work of becoming divine, as my wisdom recognized it as once bringing in success. This plan now needs eternities, and a being can need eternities for it, until it can dwell near me as having become divine. Earth life as man is only a most tiny fraction of this time of development, but for you men incomprehensible long time has preceded this existence as man, in which the soul substances first had to find themselves and join themselves together, for the creation of nature held all these little particles before and did not release them sooner, as my plan of salvation from eternity allowed it. Although the spiritual was bound through my will in my creation, so still this spiritual itself determined the duration of its stay in every individual work of creation, through its resistance or the giving up of its resistance, and I relaxed its fetters according to this. I bound it in always easier dissolvable forms, until finally the change of the outer form followed each other always quicker - what becomes understandable through the constant becoming into being and passing in the animal and plant world, of which new creations receive the spiritual again and again, which is close to the last embodiment as man. In these last phases before the embodiment as man, the spiritual itself presses already towards its release out of the form and also serves, even so not yet fully aware. This degree of development is recognizable in the "life" of nature. For everything, that testifies to life, is active and uses the power flowing towards it. And so everything "alive", but especially the animal world, has reached this degree of development, which lets decreased resistance recognize - which allows the forming as man for the passing of the last test of will. (24.10.1953) But now also a serving task is set to every living being - no matter in which degree of development it stands. Every spiritual, walking in the mandatory law through creation, fulfils a serving purpose - it contributes to the preservation and to the existence of again other works of creation and is consequently active in the building up sense, but as it can also still serve with the giving up of its form, which at the same time brings in a higher level of development for it - a new formation for the purpose of quicker maturing. A constant coming into being and passing in creation can be followed, partly caused by nature, partly through natural instincts, which are put into the living beings as divine law, but which - because they are according to my plan from eternity, not allowed to be considered negatively, even so it appears to be cruelty and endangering of the weak, not able-bodied creatures. As long as the spiritual is in the mandatory state, every destruction of the outer form means for those releasing from the fetter and progress in the course of development. However, attention is to be paid on that occasion, on which motive the destruction of a form is based. Every transformation of matter, which holds spiritual in it, must be able to show the motive of appropriateness for the welfare of fellowmen, otherwise it is an unlawful destruction, which has an unfavourable effect for the spiritual and with serious consequences for the destroyer. Purpose and aim of a change of an outer form must always testify to the love of man for fellowman. Then the process of change will also have a blessed effect. And in exactly the same way outer forms can also get destroyed by living beings, quite in accordance with my love principle, when the purpose of it is, to win upbuilding substances, which again secure the life of other beings. For my creations have been created for each other, that one may serve the other for preservation. To each work of creation, also to the living beings, a purpose has been assigned, which therefore also secures progress to the spiritual. No work of creation has just been created for itself, and first and last purpose is the ascent development of the spiritual, why a dissolving of the respective form is an absolute necessity - which I certainly have also determined timewise, but my wisdom also gave infinitely many reasons to these dissolvings - and also determined the living beings themselves to executors of my plan - that therefore not rarely one ends the life on another. (25.10.1953) No event occurs in the whole universe without my knowledge, and all events in the life of nature - in that creation, which holds the spiritual still walking the mandatory law - are determined by my will; whereas in the state of free will now also man himself is determining and he now acts more or less according to my will, he however is also not prevented, to carry out, what he wants. And now forms can again get dissolved through human will, which still shroud the bound spiritual - may it be hard matter or also plants and animals - exactly everything, what still has not itself free will at its disposal. And now the motive of these dissolvings is decisive, whether they get approved by me, whether they are according to my will. Each one work of creation is intended for serving; each one work of creation it to bring about benefit to another.
But how do you explain to yourselves the innumerable small and smallest living beings, which in the truest meaning of the word represent a plague for men? And which are also my work after all? - Also these living beings attend to a task: To absorb spiritual substances in them, which are still unwilling to serve - which certainly have already covered an infinite long course of development, timewise therefore have reached the stage, where they should busy themselves, which still produce resistance, which they now express so to speak in a negative work, by them occupying themselves in a destructive way - by them accelerating the passing of works of creation - and indirectly now still again contribute to the dissolving of form. But to men these destructions, caused through so-called pests, appear to be against the law, and for that reason they take action against these - what also again lies in my will, because they just aim to achieve an improvement with it, because they want to protect themselves and their fellowmen against unfavourable effects and at the same time they now again dissolve the formation of these substances. The dissolving of every form, for the release of the spiritual in it, is necessary for the course of development of it, the motive must just be good; a serving purpose must again be connected with it, then it has my approval and brings about a blessing to mankind. For everything, what is recognized as harming, everything, what causes devastation in the plant and animal kingdom, is carrier of still bad spiritual, which wants to romp about and for that reason is again and again bound in new forms, until it has softened itself, and which for that reason in the long run is grateful for the destruction of the form through the will of man. It was no arbitrary action, which moved me to create those harmful living beings. Also they are active as power stations in the great process of redemption, and they also serve to that end, to repel bad instincts, whereby indeed other creations, also man, can be touched sorrowfully or unpleasantly, but as far as they are concerned can now also again mature, as soon as they react right on it - therefore help, when it is essential, to protect other men or animals of it or patiently and devotedly to take upon oneself the small disagreements of life. Everything takes place according to laws in the universe, even so it appears to men that they themselves act differently, therefore
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take unlawful precautions. Only the will of man is decisive, how his thinking and acting is valued to him in future. But the course of development of each one being is indicated for eternity, and also the works of man, transacted in the wrong will, are included and are always directed by me so in their effect that they serve the ascend striving spiritual for its benefit.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5795.
Book 63 5796
Overcoming of matter. Spiritual kingdom.
26. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5796.
As long as your thinking and striving is just meant for the world and its goods, you will hardly inherit my kingdom, for my kingdom is not of this world. My kingdom can only be acquired through giving up of that, what is still desirable for you men. My kingdom requires the overcoming of matter, for only then you can become free from form and enter my kingdom, when you break away from everything, what belongs to my opponent. The material world is his kingdom, although he has no influence on matter as such. But so much the greater influence he has on men, who as soul hold the spiritual in them, which has now reached the stage of development, where it can flee from his rule, where it can dispose of every outer form with right use of the will. Then he applies his influence in excess, to chain man to matter, to direct the will wrong that he again only strives for that, what he has long since overcome already. The material world is your strongest test of will, for you are to renounce it; you are to voluntarily do without everything, what seems desirable to you at earth life time; you are to strive for the spiritual kingdom, therefore choose and decide for my kingdom or for the kingdom of my opponent. He attracts you with his goods - but consider that these goods are passing, that they can actually pass or must also be given up by you in the hour of death. You cannot secure them constantly for you; you irrevocably lose them soon or later. Think of it and create and work and therefore acquire goods early, which cannot be taken from you, goods, which are immortal, which are only recognized right in their value in eternity, after the death of the body, which are then the wealth of the soul, which will make it infinitely happy. The desire for matter makes you blind for spiritual goods; you cannot recognize them as that, what they are, because all thoughts in you are only directed earthly and spiritual currents cannot touch you, for my kingdom is not of this world, but my kingdom comes to everyone, who desires it. For that reason, break away from that, what prevents you entering my kingdom. Free yourselves from the desire for earthly goods; be in want and do without, as long as you dwell on earth, to then receive in all fullness my goods of love in the spiritual kingdom.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5796.
Book 63 5797
The end comes irrevocably.
28. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5797.
You can no longer halt the end. The time has expired, and only few days remain for you until the end - just still the time, which I consider necessary, to still bring rescue to those, who are still able and willing to change. For my eye sees everything, and my ear hears everything, and so also the finest stirrings of a heart of man are known to me. And since my love is meant for all my creatures, so I still come the help of those, who grasp my rescuing hand and about whose will I know for eternity. I come to the help of all, who want to be helped. And so, no-one will be able to say at the end, that my rescuing hand has not been offered to him. For I am sorry for every creature, which at the end of this earth must begin the hard lot of imprisonment on the creations of the new earth - which had already reached the state of free will and is now again bound for endless long time. And for that reason, I truly apply all means before, to still turn the hearts of men to me, which still do not want to acknowledge me. I truly do everything, what could result in the change of the hearts of men. But I must leave their free will to men and cannot direct them by force to me. But the end comes irrevocably - when my work of redemption is accomplished on this earth, when the few have still been helped, who accept help. And there is only still a short time - but where still great work is to be done in the redemption sense - where the world of light is extremely eagerly active to break through darkness, where in every way the thinking of men is influenced, to make an end of this earth believable. And everyone, who contributes to this, to spread light, he helps along, to accomplish the work of redemption. Everyone who is active in the redemption sense, finds my support in the richest measure, for I bless all, who help to rescue souls from the terrible lot of a new banishment in matter on the new earth. And no matter how low the degree of maturity is - when men just recognizes and acknowledges me at his decease - then his ascent development is secured in the hereafter. But to be completely without faith at the end of days makes man enslaved to my opponent, and he must share his lot on the day of judgement. You men must believe in me, when you want that I may be gracious to you.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5797.
Book 63 5798
Unbelief to the announcements.
29. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5798.
You men do not believe the references to the end - you live in the world, you want to accept nothing, what prepares itself outside of the earthly world and which will certainly also take place in the time fixed by me. I cannot implant faith in it into you, it must arise in you yourselves, and I can just always help you, by me directing your eyes to current events, which truly should alert you. For I announce the signs of the time of the end through seers and prophets, who just express in my will, what was visible to them for the time of the end. And I can also now only alert you; I can only again and again admonish you, to be attentive of that, what happens around you. And you will then certainly recognize, in which hour you live. For I do not let you experience the end without warning; it does not come over you without announcement; but as soon as you do not believe these announcements, it will come surprisingly, because my word fulfils itself, because it is the sole truth. And no matter whether humanly wise a rise is promised you - it also does not halt the end, and it will only there appear evidently, where no faith is any more, where only the world is taken notice of, where my opponent has got the upper hand. And also that is a sign of the near end. For it will be as at the times of Noah. Men will live in sin; they will just only eat and drink and wrest from the world, what they can - but no longer respect me. And when you just follow the attitude of men to me, to your God and creator from eternity, then you can also see in this a sign of the time of the end. There is no longer faith among men, and that for that reason, because they also lack love. Love has cooled among men - and for that reason faith has also died, for even, those who call themselves believing, who do not completely deny a god and creator, have no living faith, otherwise they would have to prepare themselves for the end, otherwise they would unobjectionably believe the references to the end. All admonitions and warnings are of no use with those, at whom they are directed. And no matter if I also knock at the door of their heart quite loud and clearly, whether I startle them through unusual events in their life or in their surroundings, they only see with earthly eyes and do not recognize my voice, also when it clearly talks to them. And the closer the end comes, the more firmly they reject the references; always more improbable it is for them, that a higher power intervenes - but the more ready men are for the ruin. And everything will come, as I have announced it.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5798.
Book 63 5799
Coming of the Lord. Rapture.
30. October 1953. B.D. NR. 5799.
You will see me coming in the clouds - the spiritual kingdom will lower itself down to you; because you, who remain loyal to me until the end, you are already to be counted to the inhabitants of the spiritual kingdom although you still carry the body of flesh - you have then reached the maturity that you are allowed to see me face to face. But covered in clouds I come towards you. For you cannot yet bear the whole fullness of my light although you can see me without ceasing to exist. The proceedings of the rapture and my coming again to earth are understandable to my believers only and therefore also plausible. And whether I also again and again try to give reasons for and explain these my last events - men of this earth will accept nothing unusual, adverse to nature, because they have no understanding for the spiritual, because nothing spiritual can reveal themselves to them. And that is why they will also not be able to see me although you, my believers, will stretch out the hands rejoicing and longingly. But the proceedings of the rapture do not remain hidden to them and will plunge them into great horror - because also these are adverse to nature, that you soar towards me, that I pull you towards me and your alive bodies therefore leave the earth upwards, towards the light. But also the light the unbelievers do not see because light does not gain entrance where it still meets with resistance. For also the proceedings of the rapture, the most unusual experience on this earth, could still convert men who would receive knowledge about it, although they have not accepted it. A short thought towards it could still cause man to call on me at the last minute, and he would be saved from ruin. That is why I let the rapture take place visibly to really make use of every possibility of escape. But the hearts of men are already too hardened to be able to recognize my love. But you are to see me - and all suffering will be forgotten because now you are already no longer inhabitants of this earth but in my kingdom because a place of peace receives you that no longer reminds of the old world. My coming in the clouds has been announced to you men since my ascension to heaven - and I have always been expected by the ones who are mine. But my coming is also the end of this earth and I am to be expected at the end of a redemption period only, because my coming means the end, and the rapture the beginning of a new epoch - because all conditions have to be first recognizable that determine a dissolving of the creations of the earth. Because both my coming again to earth as well as the rapture of those who are mine could not happen as long as the final day of judgement had not arrived for men - exactly since both phenomena would have meant a compulsion to believe for men still living and since I do not let the unusual happen to bring men to believe in me. Only the last end on this earth was intended for this, and only the last end has brought a separation of spirits. And then I myself come to the ones who are mine and fetch them, so that they are relieved of the great misery, so that they receive the reward for their loyalty - and rejoice and praise him whom they now see in all majesty.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5799.
Book 63 5800
Creating man. Fall of Man.
31. October und 1. und 2. November 1953. B.D. NR. 5800.
The fallen spiritual needs endless long time for its ascent development and my individual creations also required an endless long time, which as it were also had to develop with the spiritual bound in it, to be able to hold in it always more mature spiritual. Again and again new forms were created and again and again a purpose assigned to these forms. The earthly creation therefore did not arise in a moment, but infinite long periods of time have passed, until the spiritual in all degrees of maturity found the outer form required for these, because the always increasing maturity also caused again and again new creations, which could receive it. But as long as the spiritual walked in the mandatory law, my creative activity meant: Creating earth as maturation station for the deepest fallen spiritual, which was to gain a maturity in it, which gave the free will back to the bound spiritual, which it had once abused.
But now also an outer form had to be created for this matured spiritual, so that it, in this form, could again test the free will. This work of creation was man, who insofar distinguished himself from all before arisen creations, as that he was endowed, next to free will, also with intellect and reason - with an ability to think, with consciousness of self and with the faculty, to be able to exchange through speech with his fellowmen, because living together resulted in the necessary preconditions for the test of will. The outer form of man existed already in the last stages in the mandatory state and had been destined for the receiving of innumerable matured soul substances, but these living beings still acted in the mandatory state, as the natural law demanded, and were consequently not responsible for their acting - they were only able to think in a quite low measure, however as gathering-place for the spiritual matured in endless long development time, likewise works of creation, which my wisdom and love had formed for this spiritual. But as men only those living beings were to be addressed, which were in the possession of free will, of the intellect and the consciousness of self.
And only now the plan of the spiritualizing of these creatures started - which now required that these beings - men - were instructed by me - which were to make use of their ability to think, their intellect and their free will according to these my instructions and which now by virtue of their free will could live and create on earth - which could fashion themselves to gods, but also completely offend against my instructions and my will and return to the depth, out of which they had risen. I created man. I gave an outer form to the spiritual standing in a certain degree of maturity, which was again in accordance with my wisdom and my love and also with the task, which man now had to fulfil. The outer form became only a living being, when the spiritual took residence in it - the composition of innumerable little particles, which now as "soul" gave life to the form. For the spiritual is constantly working power and was certainly bound during the previous stages, during the endless long course of development, and unable to unrestricted activity; but in the last outer form, in man, it can again become active. It can develop the power characteristic to it and increase it limitlessly through the joining together with me. My power was unmeasured at the disposal of first men; they were provided for in unusual way, because their test life on earth was to lead to that end, that they, as completely spiritualized, should lay down their earthly cover and return again as right children into their father house. But the test of will had to be put to them, which I demand of each one created being; the passing of this test of first men would have easily let all following men reach the last aim. (1.11.1953) In first men I had created beings for me, who despite their inadequacy - i.e. their lack of perfection as result of the defection from me - could after all reach cognition of me myself, who recognized themselves as creatures - who therefore through their ability to think and their free will could recognize and carry out my will. I had created beings for myself, to whom I, despite their distance from me, could make myself understandable, who could hear my word and could it let have an effect on them, what was impossible before, in the state of the bound will. Man therefore was the first earthly work of creation, which bore a fallen original spirt in it and was now supposed to help this original spirit again, to also return to its original state, to again be able, as free spiritual, to create and work in eternal uniting with me. That was the task of the first created man, and it remains the task of all men until the end, until the complete spiritualization of all fallen. It was a not too difficult test of will, which the first man had to pass. But to this test also my opponent had to be granted the right, to have an effect on him. And man succumbed to this influence. He revolted a second time against me, and this was the first Fall of Man on this earth - that Fall of Man, of which mankind knows, even so it knows nothing about the former defection of the spiritual from me. But only this explains everything. For the first man would not have been able to fall, when he would have been the first entity like work of creation out of me, which should have stood in the full possession of power and light, because only the perfect can emerge out of me. For no counter force would have then even been able to have an effect on him. But the reasons for his fall are in any case to be sought in the defection of the spirits and therefore in the still not fully matured soul of man, which indeed could prove itself, but did not have to prove itself. Man had indeed the intellect and free will and for that reason also to take a responsibility for his soul. And therefore man had to atone for his debt. My opponent kept the power over the spiritual embodied as man, and that means for every man a laborious earth life course, connected with fight and suffering, with the aim, to extricate himself from his power - an aim, which man can also achieve, because Jesus Christ came to help the human family weakened through the Fall of Man of Adam and redemption is therefore guaranteed for everyone, who acknowledges him as God's son and redeemer of the world and follows him willingly. The first man would have been able to build the bridge, on which then all his descendants could reach me - but since he fell, mankind still had to remain long in the bondage of Satan, until the redeemer came, until Jesus Christ descended to earth, to now build a bridge into the spiritual kingdom through his suffering and dying - through his death on the cross. (2.11.1953) The decision of the will, which was demanded of my first created being - of Lucifer, - was by no means to be seen as a command, it was rather completely left to the being, to turn his will in one direction, and the direction of his will was alone substantiated in his desire for power and autocracy. It was certainly aware having emerged out of me, however believed being able to also govern alone, because it did not see me. It recognized me as its start; but it did not want to acknowledge me. And I had not put this will into the being, but the being itself had so changed the free will given to it by me. That was the difference between the first fall of Lucifer and the Fall of Man of first man - for he still carried the wrong will in him, and for that reason I gave him a command, which he was to not contravene - a command, which he also could have kept easily, when the counter spirit would not have had an effect on him, which for that reason had a strong influence on man, because he was basically
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still his share - because he had not yet gained perfection again, which made a fall impossible. A perfectly created man would not have been able to fall, i.e., he would not have been able to contravene this command, because the perfect spiritual in man would have kept him back from every God-adverse acting. But the creation of man was only the result of the fall of Lucifer and his following, for I had it otherwise truly not needed, to give outer forms as cover to the spiritual called into life by me. But the form of man held the fallen spiritual, and consequently the man Adam was already burdened with that former sin, but which he could push off, when he would have respected my command. It would have been possible for him to pay off the encumbrance - his fall delayed the return of the fallen spiritual to me again endless times, but it has become possible through the work of redemption of the man Jesus, who has done that without a command on my part, what the man Adam was supposed to do - to completely enter into my will and through a love life to join again together with me on earth and to gain full possession of power and light.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5800.
Book 63 5807
Turning Point of the World. Not Turning Point of the World.
16. and 17. November 1953. B.D. NR. 5807.
The turning point of the world does not mean the end of the world. Because my creations will still remain in existence for evermore until they have fulfilled their purpose to have helped up the spiritual that is in the deep. Only then one can speak of the end of the world when everything is spiritualized that needs these creations for perfection. But what lies ahead of you, what you can expect with all certainty, what I let announce to you through seers and prophets, that is a turning point that can well be described as an end for the inhabitants of the earth, but more correctly speaking is a total transformation, a change of the existing and a complete reshaping of earth's creation. It is a change from one epoch into a new one - what means an end of life for men as well as for every creature - that is equal for men to an end of the world. The total reshaping of the surface of the earth with all creations is at the same time an ending of every development of earthly material kind. Everything that was thinkable as progress in the scientific field or human achievements, everything that was attained as technologies falls prey to destruction and all experiences lose their worth because nobody can any more use and apply that what was previously considered to be so important, that all spiritual striving was forgotten on it. Of all this nothing will remain; nothing of this will be taken to the new earth although this will be inhabited by those men who have experienced the old earth and inhabited it - because nothing of it will be useful on the new earth and nothing of it will needed. A complete new world will make the small crowd of the raptured happy, a world that in nothing reminds of the old world, that rightly can be described as a changed world. And men of the new earth will now understand why the talk was about a turning point - but under which never the end of the world is meant. So this turning point is to be meant earthly, but still even more so spiritually. The spiritual turning point is cause and purpose of that what comes. A spiritual state as it exists before the end of the old earth irrevocably brings about a dissolving because something spiritual dead also means the stiffening of it and true life can only emerge from spiritual life. That is why a turning point has to occur where life is no longer thinkable in the totally dead surroundings. It is obvious that the turning point can no longer take place on this earth because men are constantly becoming worldlier, constantly more they strive for material goods, and constantly less becomes their faith because love cools off in them. But cooling off of love means hardened spiritual substance or also rejection of my love power that livens up everything - and therefore a motionless state, a complete lack of power and as a result a stiffening into inactivity. What still lives will then have become a slave to death, but what now is still bound will gain freedom to now be able to strive upwards with the aim of final freedom. A turning point has come for the complete earth creation, every spiritual changes its outer form, and so also a general ascent is then secured because only positive powers can have an effect but not the negative powers, because the last ones are bound and totally powerless - and therefore spiritually only an ascent is possible everywhere. Amen. B.D. NR. 5807.
Book 63 5826
Fight Against Truth. Protection for Light Bearers.
14. December 1953. B.D. NR 5826.
And when all forces of darkness fight against the truth, when they want to extinguish the light that shines from above down to you men, then this light will still victoriously win through and in the end chase away the strongest darkness. Because the time is coming where the earth lies in the brightest light, the time is coming where no shadow clouds the light - where men are in knowledge and all ignorance, all lack of love has disappeared. This time comes certainly, because my word is truth, because truth takes me myself as a starting point and because I direct the light to earth to you my light bearers, so that you carry it out into the world, that you fight against darkness and therefore are to firmly believe that truth will once prevail. But this is impossible with the present human race; there will always be only few who will listen to you and in whom now again light will be kindled and who now increase the weak shine a little, but only on the new earth will truth shine in its full light because then all men are in truth, as they also live in love, and therefore an exceeding great light is poured out over the earth before which all retreats and ceases to exist what still would like to come out as faint shadow. Truth will win - however no longer on this earth where darkness has already become so dense that a light can only last with my help because enemies lie in wait everywhere who would like to extinguish it and therefore hinder its brightness. But I protect my light bearers; I again and again supply the light with new fuel and again and again light bearers meet and now they increasingly shine into the dark of the night and also these are the phenomena of the last times that everything will be done to prevent the announcers of truth from talking, that a stop is put to the spreading of the truth and that only that is tolerated and valued what still increases darkness - that men are in the night and feel fine and do not long for the bright morning. Because too strongly it is worked against the truth from below, against everything that proves and glorifies me. And men love to accept these teachings and opinions; they love to remain in spiritual darkness so that their faults are not becoming visible in the light. But on the day of judgement it is no use to whitewash their state - where everything will be revealed, the willing, the thinking and the action of men. Then an exceedingly bright light will uncover everything and show men up, then no man will be able to hide the state of his soul and darkness will receive all who did not seek the light on earth. But eternal light will shine for those who pursued pure truth on earth and now can receive an overabundance of it. Amen. B.D. NR. 5826.
Book 63 5830
Forerunner. Announcing Jesus.
19. December 1953. B.D. NR. 5830.
Endeavour in all humility to become my true children but do not pursue unusual knowledge that is of little use for the perfection of your soul. Because in my kingdom the smallest and the least is worth more than the one who thinks he is grand; in my kingdom humility is evaluated exceedingly great and there is no place for arrogance. But you have to tell true greatness from arrogance - you have to tell being great from appearing great. Because what is great before me that I put as ruling whole worlds with their inhabitants, it rules with me and in my will over endless creations and innumerable creatures - and because of it will still not be of an arrogant spirit. But he who believes to also be entitled to rule thinks himself to be great, but in all eternity he will not climb up to the top that secures him a ruler's office because I know the most inner mentality of every being, I know where true humility is and where my will alone fills a being. And so I then say to you: The earth carries no being of such fullness of humility that I could appoint as ruler over worlds in the kingdom on the other side. Because this humility is supernatural, and such a being is so completely united with me that the earth could not be a stay for it. For everything that would be in its surroundings would shine in brightest light. Because these light beings already have walked the way on earth with the result of complete spiritualization on earth. They never return to earth, but without stopping have an effect on the inhabitants of the earth - they send down to earth their light radiations because an exceedingly great will to love fills them and the will to help lets them be active all the time in a redeeming sense. And so an individual man can over strongly be influenced by such a being of light - but that does not mean that the soul of this man is a light soul that has descended from above. Understand this - many light souls embody themselves before the end of this earth for the purpose of a mission. But these are still before their last completion to a child of God, which they well can reach through such a mission. But perfect children of God only have an effect on men from above, but influence certain men strongly when the requirements for it are met - i.e., to also be able to be active in a redeeming sense on earth. But one light spirit is allowed to descent to earth - my forerunner, who wants to announce myself before the end. He will announce me. He will again prepare the way for me because this is my will since eternity since he was devoted to me since the beginning, because since the beginning he was a fighter for his Lord. Him I have chosen as my vassal, as my herald, who always announced me, who shouted it out into the world when I approached men, who went before me as voice that mankind is to pay attention to me. He fought for me and he will always fight for the name of his Lord. So this one is the beam, the light, that I send down to earth before me and he knows about my coming, about the end and about his purpose on earth because he recognizes himself as the one who he is. And this one is so closely devoted to me that only my name sounds from his mouth, that every breath only glorifies my name, that every pulse beat of his heart is meant for me whom he announces on earth with over eagerness and for whom he also lays down his life when his mission has ended. This one therefore goes over the earth shortly before my return and men will not recognize him in his simplicity until he will open his mouth to announce him who comes after him. Then the scales will fall from the eyes of the ones who are mine but my opponents will not recognize him. But he will speak single-mindedly of his own danger; he will announce the nearby end to men; he will call on them to do penance, to seek God and the salvation of their souls and to despise mammon - he again will announce Jesus Christ, the redeemer of the world, with thundering words; he will do and say everything that is useful to glorify the name of Jesus, the eternal God. In the truest sense of the word he will be my forerunner - he will be the one who again opens paradise to all who believe his words, who loyally expect me, that I save them from deepest trouble. Amen. B.D. NR. 5830.
Book 63 5851
Dead in Christ. Rapture.
11. January 1954. B.D. NR. 5851.
Talking of the resurrection of the dead means the raising of the spiritual dead, which can also still reach this raising in the spiritual kingdom after earthly death because the work of redemption is continued uninterruptedly on the part of those who already found redemption through Jesus Christ, who already stood up from spiritual death on earth or also in the hereafter. Not one of my beings remains in the state of death eternally; again and again the one who follows the light of the cross of Christ will be wrested from the night of death and so rises from the dead to new life. The raising from the dead on the last day is therefore a process that is only to be understood spiritually because as my coming in the clouds for the time being is also to be understood only spiritually, that I descend in the word to men to initiate a last rescue action before the end - so I also descend into darkness, into hell, and also let there rays of light flash; I also hold the cross out to the beings of darkness to light up to them the way to me and also this work of rescue will not be unsuccessful and many will rise from their graves to life. But those who want to remain in darkness, who do not want to acknowledge me, they are not dead in Christ. They cannot be transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light and these are the ones who again have to start their course of development on earth, who will be bound in hard matter of the new earth. The dead in Christ are therefore those who are redeemed from the deep, unlike those who already have found me on earth, who have a living faith in me and will be taken from this earth at the end as my children as it is written. Because I will come back in great splendour and majesty and I will fetch the ones who are mine and transfer them in living bodies to a place of peace. I will come again as I once ascended to heaven - in brightest light and visibly to the ones who are mine. And my spiritual coming again in the word and in the hearts of men is to enable my children to take shape in such a way that they can see me because only those men will be able see me who consciously have become mine through a life in love towards me and towards the neighbour. So that now those who are of good will can reshape themselves into beings of love and of light, I first have power sent to them; I convey my word to them that is power from me in highest effectiveness. And who accepts it believing in me and the truth of my word from eternity, will also expect me and will be convinced and I will not disappoint him because irrevocably the day of the end is coming, the day of the rapture of mine comes and of the resurrection of all who through Jesus Christ found redemption on earth or also in the spiritual kingdom. Amen. B.D. NR. 5851.
Book 63 5856
Doubts About Divine Revelations. Cunning of the Opponent.
18. January 1954. B.D. NR 5856.
Do not sadden your hearts and do not doubt when divine love reveals itself to you. Trust in the love of the father who certainly does not bestow a gift to his children that is harmful to them, so does not allow that food is served to them from a strange side that could harm them. Consider yourselves as my children and then you can also steadfastly believe that the father grants you his protection, that he looks after you as his children and averts all danger from you that could threaten your spiritual development. But also know that you live in the end-times and that the opponent of God tries with all his might to increase the numbers of his followers; know, that he rages shortly before the end and that he specially has an effect there where light from above threatens to unmask him - know, that he also endeavours to wreak confusion in the ranks of the ones who are devoted to God and that he tries everything to cause a division - know, that he also can cloud the outlook of those who offer him the smallest grounds through a wrong will, through spiritual arrogance, through thoughts that lack love - and that he is always successful there without however being able to separate those men from God. But their thinking gets confused and they no longer recognize pure truth - they do not recognize the voice of the father because they listened to what that voice had to say. But their will still remains turned to God and they do not fall a prey to the efforts of the opponent. Except that he has succeeded to bring a division into a circle who wanted to have an united effect for God. You men do not know his might and cunning, you do not know his camouflage and then fall a prey to the play of intrigues when doubts turn up within you, which at the same time are doubts about the love and omnipotence and wisdom of God - when you therefore render yourselves incapable of recognizing him in his revealed word. Then his influence on you is recognizable but he will not succeed in separating you from him whom you earnestly desire. Because God holds his protecting hand over everybody who aims at him, but he does not force him to think and to act according to his will. He leaves him his freedom to defend himself when the might of darkness attacks. And who is of good will he will also see through the opponent of God. Amen. B.D. NR. 5856.
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