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Links to messages from Bertha Dudde follow to the subject "Trance":
^ B.D. NR. 0771
After an announcement in trance.
9. February 1939. B.D. NR. 0771.
What moves man, very often lingers and becomes noticeable at times of complete detachment from the earthly. It penetrates through spiritual experience and gains the upper hand exactly through the will of man, who takes up such thoughts and now expresses them audibly. In such moments the spirits of the lie then have power over the man completely without resistance and then express themselves, and the good spirit powers must then step back, since the will of man does not stop the former, but lets itself be taken into possession.
^ B.D. NR. 5031
Connection between spirit beings and men. Form.
2. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5031.
Only the danger exists that men themselves are not able to distinguish, whether they are instructed rightly or wrongly through announcements out of the spiritual kingdom. This danger exists then, when spiritual beings make use of a human form, to announce themselves through these. Under "form" is to be understood in this case a human cover, which has given up its will; which therefore does not express itself in its own nature, but where the soul steps back and grants authority over its outer cover to a spiritual being. A good man is certainly protected through light beings, but there are also strong spirits out of the deep, which are attracted through impure thoughts of individual men in the surroundings of the former. Then one moment can be enough that that spirit forces its way into the cover and, while it recognizes the good beliefs in general, it expresses itself under the mask of light and seeks to confuse the listeners in their belief and their thinking. This danger is to always be recognized, when it is about communications out of the spiritual kingdom, which do not refer to earthly, but to spiritual things. As soon as the man, of whom spirit beings make use in the unconscious state, lacks memory afterwards, he has himself no knowledge about the beings using his body, while the light beings leave an idea in him, so that he can also give an account of something in a state of wakefulness, what was imparted to him by these beings.
^ B.D. NR. 5182
Divine word. Media receptions. Camouflage. Signs.
1. to 5. August 1951. B.D. NR. 5182.
Who wants to serve me, he will be accepted by me, and his work in my vineyard is allotted to him by me, because I alone know it to which work for my kingdom each one is able. Consciously and unconsciously mine can serve me, i.e., they can know it that I have chosen them for an office; but they can also, driven by the heart, do something, what is also seen by me as vineyard work, and do not know it themselves that they are loyal co-workers for me in the redemption work of the last time before the end. But one thing must exist: intimate love for me and for the neighbour, because otherwise the work for me and my kingdom cannot be done. And this intimate love therefore the fulfilling of my love commands, also imparts to my servant the power to an activity full of blessing, because the work for me demands a certain knowledge, which can only be acquired through unselfish love activity, and this knowledge is exactly the power sent to man, which he is now to use according to my will. And now you also understand that for my vineyard work certain knowledge about eternal truth is precondition, and therefore you also have the sign for the right servants on earth, because with them you men will always be able to fetch information in all questions, which concern me and my kingdom. They must possess a certain knowledge, which makes them to my right representatives on earth. How and in which way they have now received this knowledge, is to be examined always, because the origin alone decides about the value and the credibility of that knowledge. Because my right representatives on earth must be taught by me myself, because I alone can hand out truth and as original source of truth also lead it everywhere, where I need men to the announcing of my word and where the preconditions are given that a loyal servant can enter my services. It is and remains a truth that I speak to men, who listen to the inside of them to my voice, which call on me in faith and in love for me about my spirit and that I now present to these men all that, what they are to carry again to their fellowmen, so that truth is spread in the world. But faith and love must exist, otherwise I cannot speak to a man, because only a believing man listens and only a loving heart can hear my voice. I therefore establish with such a man an intimate connection through the word, which is outflow of me myself and therefore gives testimony about me. (2.8.1951) This word is now expressed by me myself, i.e., the spiritual radiations of me myself shape themselves to thoughts comprehensible to you or sound as audible words in your heart. But also transmitting wise I can send my word to you, when I want to make the happy beings in the spiritual kingdom happy, for which the sending of power out of me means increased happiness. Then you therefore receive my word through my light messengers, what however restricts the word in itself in no way, because it cannot change, as long as it has the spiritual kingdom as outlet, i.e. experiences not yet a change through human will. But it is to be observed that I speak of my word, of the sending of pure truth, which announces my will and imparts knowledge to men of their relationship to me and their earth task. But not all transmissions out of the spiritual kingdom can be regarded as my word, because it is in itself most pure truth and as my direct radiation can only be passed on by such beings, which themselves stand in the light. But there are also beings, which want to communicate and still do not stand in knowledge or also just call a little knowledge their own and nevertheless have the possibility, to make themselves understood by men on earth, may it be through mental transmission or also through a medium, of which will and also bodily functions they make use to announce themselves to men. And these communications are not to be confused with my word; they are not to be called my word and are consequently also not to be called as work of my spirit in man. Because my spirit can only be effective under certain preconditions, but those communications can be heard by all men, who just adapt themselves to get into contact with the spiritual kingdom and listen to the insinuations of the beings in good or also less good intention. Those beings can also impart truth, but there is no guarantee for it that their expressions are pure truth, because the beings stand in completely different degrees of maturity and man as such cannot judge the level of maturity. But such expressions can then never be called divine revelations; divine revelations can much rather get endangered in this way, when man does not possess a clear ability to judge, to be able to differentiate and separate announcements out of the spiritual kingdom. To be able to receive my word directly or through light messengers, is first of all the will, to hear me, precondition, because I do not let my voice sound in the heart of man without his preparedness to receive, because it only proves the faith in my work in man through my spirit. Further a way of life in love must have prepared the heart to a worthy receiving vessel of my spirit. And the man, who receives my word, must work with it for me and my kingdom. Because my word is the epitome of knowledge about my will; it is the imparting of cognition; it is deep wisdom; it is truth brought into a form, which is to be sent to mankind and cannot be sent otherwise than on the way of revelations, which one man receives for all men, who want to accept it. My word is therefore as it were a proven communication from me with men. And since through my word truth, the light out of the heavens, is offered to men, it is comprehensible that also the counter prince finds means and ways to darken this light, to forge truth and to therefore prevent my work. He will not be afraid to express himself in the same way, where human will allows him this. But he can only try it there, where the will of man makes this intention easier for him. It can often already be tiny causes, (3.8.1951) which make his influence possible when worldly thoughts move a man, which are then always temptations, through which Satan seeks to crowed himself around.
My kingdom is not of this world who therefore wants to talk to me, who wants to hear my voice, must be able to completely break away from the earthly world, and what he desires, must again be just spiritual good. But if his thinking is earthly minded, then my opponent immediately intervenes, who possesses this right, because the earthly world is his kingdom, but you yourselves can fight him any time, by you banishing the world out of your thoughts. Who desires to hear me, he must have broken with the world, although he still lives in the midst of the world. (5.8.1951) And so I can you, you who desire to hear my word, just warn you again and again, to turn your face to the world, because then you cannot hear my word in all purity, but the prince of the world often intervenes, because he seizes every opportunity, to work against truth, and you yourselves give him this opportunity, so your thoughts are worldly directed, and you will hardly recognize him, because he also makes use of my word to deceive you, because he camouflages himself as angel spirit and expresses himself apparently nobly and still causes a slow confusion, by him spreading
B.D. NR. 5182
doubt into the hearts of men and so seeks to stop the pure communication between a man and me. For that reason also not every man is suitable for a teaching activity, because it requires absolute truth and therefore also complete turning away from the world, to be able to receive pure truth from me. And for that reason you men must learn to differentiate: My word, the pure Gospel, the clear cognition, therefore a higher knowledge, which corresponds with truth, and communications out of the spiritual kingdom, which certainly also can be good and true, but also interspersed with communications out of the kingdom of darkness, as soon as man himself offers the handle to it through his attitude towards the world. My word guarantees purest truth, and my word can through my will also be imparted to you through messengers of light; nevertheless it remains my word. But medial receivers, through which spiritual beings express themselves, who are as it were speaking organs for them, are to be on their guard, that they are not abused by lower powers. They are not to let themselves be blinded through beautiful words, because that is the mask of him, who is an enemy of truth, and the means, to find entry also in circles, which seek me seriously, however have not yet given up the world completely, to also be safe from the temptations from below through my constant presence. My word is offered to you men clear and pure, because I myself choose my servants for myself, which I know suitable for the office of a receiver and spreader of my word and which I will therefore also protect, as long as their will is meant for me alone and they want to serve me as tool. For you men are never to be able to complain that pure truth is withheld from you. I will always send my word to earth and also take care that it finds spreading, because the salvation of the soul of men depends on it that they are instructed in truth. Amen. B.D. NR. 5182.
^ B.D. NR. 6468
Dangers of mediums reception.
5. February 1956 B.D. NR. 6468.
Much is presented to you men as truth, what was received from the spiritual world in the medium state. And you often support teachings with conviction, because you are convinced you cannot be instructed wrongly from that world. And exactly such teachings can be of great disadvantage for you, because you are then no longer able to receive pure truth. What is received mediumistic, always suggest to greatest caution - let that be said to you again and again. Because only rarely the atmosphere, in which the receiver is, is so purified, so radiated through by light, that counter powers cannot intrude. And only then can pure truth be imparted via the mediumistic way. But the thoughts of the people surrounding the receiver also determine the statements, which are made mediumistic. The receiver himself has given up his will and is now ruled by a foreign will. Only the extreme purity of the circle surrounding him keeps all unspiritual away - but as soon as one person in these surroundings lets an erroneous thought come up, which he represented up to now, he calls over those beings, who immediately want to reinforce his error, because they now also have access to this circle - what cannot happen, when all those present are only inspired by the longing for purest truth and completely hand themselves over to God and everything full of light. But this general will, will soon also reject the medium reception, for these will now consciously ask God for enlightenment, for truth - and an eliminating of the will, a putting in a state of trance is no longer necessary, because God truly fulfils such a serious request for the supply of truth and chooses from that circle a servant for himself, to whom he can impart his word in the conscious state. Certainly not every medium announcement can be rejected, because at times also light beings use this possibility, to be able to get through to men, of whom they hope, to once be able to establish the intimate contact, which makes the sending of purest truth possible. But these medium receptions must always agree with the word of God, which is received in the conscious state. But often differences will arise, which are cause to differences of opinion, because such medium receptions are assessed just as highly. Light beings will always express themselves concurrently; they will always announce the truth out of God. And every deviation must be examined seriously, whether and how far the surroundings or the medium receiver himself was mentally already before imbued with that opinion, which contradicted the consciously received word.
There is only one truth, and it goes out from God himself, even if it is passed on by light beings. And where truth is, there is no contradiction. But there are many different opinions, and there are different sources, from which men draw. But only one source is the spring of life, which God has opened. He himself pours out his spirit into the hearts of men, who get ready as vessel for the current of the spirit. This getting ready is a conscious work, a work at the soul - a transformation to love - which is precondition for the work of the divine spirit.
But also a man can receive mediumistic, who has not yet achieved this transformation, by him just giving up his own will and letting a foreign will take possession of him. And how this foreign will is composed, he himself determines and his surroundings through the degree of maturity of the souls. Every spiritual awakened man will resist mediumistic reception, because he also recognizes the danger, which hides in it, and deepest desire for truth always fills a spiritual awakened man. But a medium, which has a high degree of maturity, will very soon be able to receive the messages consciously, and these will then never contradict the pure word of God, which flows out of the fountain of life, which God himself has opened. Be careful, when you discover contradictions, and examine the start of teachings contradicting themselves.
And so it is your will, to stand in truth, you will also succeed to receive clarity - when you ask God himself for his help, when you present every doubt, every question to him and just always want, that you are instructed right and can stand up convinced for him and the alone true - for truth out of God.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6468.
^ B.D. NR. 8290
False Christs and prophets.
3. October 1962. B.D. NR. 8290.
When I walked on earth, I had warned you of false Christs and false prophets because I knew it how my opponent would work against me and against the truth out of me. And my warning will also now always be for you that you do not be the victim of these false Christs and prophets. But when the talk is about false Christs and prophets, then there also must be genuine ones, and that is why you men cannot reject everything, what is offered to you by me, I who announce myself through the mouth of right prophets, because I consider it necessary that you are supplied with the pure truth. And you cannot reject together with such false spiritual goods also the genuine ones, because until the end I will announce myself through men, who meet all requirements to be able to be addressed by myself, and who now carry out their duties as my right servants when they carry out the spiritual wealth, which they receive from myself. How otherwise should the truth be guided to earth any other way as I cannot address men myself loud audibly from above due to their freedom of will? All of you have the right and also the duty to check what is submitted to you as truth, and you will also be capable of doing it when you call on me as the eternal truth for support. And when you are only of good will, you will surely also be able to tell the difference between truth and error. Besides have I given you a characteristic feature myself: that witness will be borne to you of Jesus Christ and his work of redemption. And you can therefore believe every spirit through which this knowledge comes to you. So men are not to go past Jesus Christ; they are to learn to understand the work of redemption and know about everything what is based on this work of redemption and that I have embodied myself in the man Jesus. And since this knowledge is exceedingly important when men are to reach their goal, I myself will also give them true explanation, which therefore happens through my revelations, which I pass on to earth myself through qualified tools, which allow a direct revelation. But these revelations are never to be put in the same category as the messages out of the spiritual kingdom, which are imparted to men by mediumistic ways. You must learn to differentiate: Gods effect in men through his spirit and a spirit effect messages, which reach you men and whose origin you cannot ascertain. And who earnestly examines, him the heart will tell who speaks to him. But you have to undertake an earnest examination before you judge. For you cannot make me out to be a liar myself, who during my earth walk has myself promised to you the effect of my spirit who I myself have assured you that I will send the comforter to you, the spirit of truth, who guides you in all truth. Who keeps my commandments, he it is, whom I love; to him I want to reveal myself. All of you will be taught by God. Who believes in me, as Scripture says, out of his body streams of living waters will flow. And when I consider it necessary that truth will be supplied to men because they go along in the darkness of spirit, then you will certainly not be able to hinder me at it. And I will give you insight into all connections, into my plan of salvation from eternity and beginning and end goal of all what is. But I will also give you knowledge about the many false doctrines, which my adversary has brought into the world to keep mankind in darkness of spirit, and which I will again and again correct for I have said: heaven and earth will pass away but my word continues to exist until all eternity. But only the pure truth can always be understood under my word. But as all pure spiritual wealth going out from me is again and again deformed by imperfect men, which I do not prevent due to their free will, I will again and again ensure that truth is supplied to men. I spoke the words myself: my spirit will guide you into truth. But I had brought truth to you after all. Would then perhaps the introduction into truth have been necessary when I had not foreseen that truth does not keep itself pure?! And so therefore you can believe direct revelations from above when they come from me, what you again can recognize by the fact, that my becoming man in Jesus Christ is again and again mentioned. And then you will also know about my word: Though your sins be red as blood, so I will wash you as white as snow. Because for this I have given my life on the cross; for this I have taken upon myself the most bitter sufferings and tortures because I wanted to expiate the sin for you so that you were released as soon as you acknowledge me and my work of redemption and ask me for the forgiveness of your sins. But my plan of salvation from eternity is based on no human intellectual thinking, on no human logic, because I have infinite many means to achieve the last goal, the return of all once fallen spirits to me. I never deviate from the law of my eternal order on which also my plan of salvation is built. And when the work of redemption would not have been accomplished by me in Jesus then also thousand earth courses would not be enough to pay off or expiate the sin. And that is why I myself descended to earth to bring freedom from the control of my adversary to men. And who does not make use of the favours of the work of redemption, to whom his earth life does not bring rescue out of deepest spiritual want who also in the otherworldly kingdom does not accept the help offered to him and lets himself be guided to Jesus Christ, he will have to go the course through all creations once again, and then you men can legitimately speak of a re-embodiment on earth which will once again take place when eternal times have passed and the soul again has to take its test of will as man on earth. For this one thing is certain that my justice also demands expiation for every offence against me, but that I also know in which form this expiation can be done when the sin is not consciously carried under the cross. Amen. B.D. NR. 8290.
^ B.D. NR. 9003
Spiritual knowledge must agree with word supplied from above.
28. June 1965. B.D. NR. 9003.
And it is again and again because beings of different degrees of light express themselves and that it is difficult for man, to recognize truth, because they believe every expression out of the spiritual kingdom, but which still should be examined. And only then when the content agrees with my word given from above, you can assume it as work of indisputable light spirits. And that is why you must take note of my word directly sent to you, but you are not allowed to believe all communications out of the spiritual kingdom, which are given to you medially, because these media can certainly have gifts, to receive mediations out of the spiritual kingdom, but whether they also possess the necessary maturity, which I have made a condition for the receiving of messages out of this kingdom, that alone is decisive for the degree of truth of the announcements sent to you. You men know too little your way around in the spiritual kingdom, and you do not know it how often the opponent has an effect to deceive you and I cannot prevent him, because the demand for truth of you is lacking, which only gives guarantee for the receiving of truth, but which then also agrees with my word from above. I indeed take care in every way for it that a light shines for men, that knowledge comes into existence of a life after death of the body I take care for it that also proofs are given to them, which certainly only he will accept, who also again, in the desire for truth, would like to hear that knowledge. But also then the danger still exists that other beings announce themselves than those called, which now express themselves exactly according to their degree of maturity. That is why every spirit of light will warn you of medium announcements which speak to you (reach you) in the state of trance, but always prompt you to consciously receive spiritual messages, in which certainly only few men will succeed, but always offer the certainty to be taught directly by my spirit, and you then also do not need to be afraid of wrong things. Certainly not every announcement which is given in that state, of having no will of ones own, can be described as being wrong or misleading, but who of you will check that? Who of you is himself aware that also many wrong spirits make use of this opportunity where a person gives up his will? And that full truth is of course not guaranteed to you when you rely only on such messages which perhaps reach you from the other kingdom, but which are nevertheless uncontrollable? Only what the spirit out of God imparts to you is pure truth, but it gives you information on all fields, which you can never gain from those beings.
This knowledge comprises everything; it comprises the work of guiding back the once fallen to me, but as it is also illuminating the counter-work of him who has caused your fall to the deep. And this counter-work does not only take place on earth, it also stretches to the opposite kingdom, where all I-conscious beings are still in possession of free will, and to now direct it to himself will always be and remain his intention. Therefore you must also reckon with his influence, which tries as the most important thing to reach that the redemption work of Jesus Christ is doubted. And that is why you must recognize all those announcements as his work, which deny a redemption through Jesus death on the cross. Then you know that he is at work, that he seeks to make men give up the most important thing: that Jesus died for you and your sins on the cross. Because when you are wrongly informed about this, then he has won you, then he succeeded in making the redemption through Jesus Christ out to be false and through it making the entrance into the kingdom of light impossible for you. Because my direct revelations from above give you other information thereby, and on it alone depends your future happiness, whether you have found redemption of your former sin guilt the original guilt, which is not repayable for you yourselves. As long as this serious question is still open, you are not instructed in fullest truth, and there remains nothing else for you than for you to turn to the highest authority, that it instructs you itself, and then you can also be instructed in all truth, as I have promised it to you myself, that I will initiate you into truth.
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