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Theme 59. Carnival

 

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4843 6194

 

 

^ B.D. NR. 4843

Whirlpool of the world. (Monday before Lent)

20. February 1950. B.D. NR. 4843.

In the bustle of the world men suffocate all urge upwards. It is like a poisonous breath, which makes the hearts of men unable for spiritual striving. No seed can come up; it withers away, before it develops, because it becomes ill through the breath of pestilence of the world. Understand this that you men are in greatest danger to lose yourselves to the enemy of your soul; understand it, that he applies all means to cut off your growth to the light, that he scatters poison to destroy the good seed. Understand it, that the pleasures of the world are that poison, to which your soul falls hopelessly victim. In the frenzy of enjoyment you seek your happiness, and you rush your soul headlong to your ruin. You pay tribute to the lord of the world, and you sell your soul, because you desire his treasures and just seek fulfilment of bodily wishes and desires. And he does not deny them to you; he gives generously, but he also demands everything for it; he wins you completely. For the sake of vain reward you give yourselves into his hand. Hours of bubbling zest for life are enough for you, and for it you sacrifice eternal times of happiness. You have become his slaves, who pulls you into ruin. If you would remember me, you could get no pleasure from the bustle; you would turn away from the breath of poison, that it could not touch you; you would recognize that the world is your enemy, because it is share of my opponent. But your thoughts no longer find to me; they are chained to earth; they only revolve around the pleasure of the world, around sin, which you seek to veil and still love. You certainly can deceive yourselves, but not me, I who see into your hearts. I do not damn you, but you go away from me yourselves, because there is no love in you except self-love, which pulls you down, but cannot raise you. For if you had love, then you would not be far from me, but you would seek me on all of your ways. Then the world could not attract you; then my opponent would have lost power over you; then you would not follow the temptations of the world. Because through love you would also stand in cognition. But it is dark in you, and you just chase the will o the wisp. You seek pleasures and find death on that occasion. Because whom the enemy of the souls has once won, him he no longer gives away, and a breaking away from him requires great power of love, but which a man can rarely still develop, who once falls victim to him. Amen. B.D. NR. 4843.

 

 

^ B.D. NR. 6194

Serious admonitions.

Monday before Lent / Shrove Monday 21. February 1955. B.D. NR 6194.

Again and again I admonish you to leave the world. But you men chain yourself all the time more to it; more and more you chase after earthly goods; more and more you revel in the enjoyments of life, and more and more remote the spiritual kingdom is for you, which never can be taken possession of together with the earthly world. And that is your ruin that you hand yourselves over to the lord who pulls down your souls, that you more and more get into his snares, which are gilded and that is why they are not recognized by you as what they are. Your desire for enjoyment of life brings you death. Because this desire is put into the heart by my opponent; he urges you on to increased inordinate desire to indulge in worldly pleasures - he stirs up all your bodily desires that they seek and also find fulfilment in sin. All good thoughts are chased away by him; self-love is stirred up to highest fervour; men are just in bondage to him only, because they no longer ask if they live according to my will, to my satisfaction. They have become slaves to the world and therefore to him who is lord of this world. Dense darkness lies over the earth, because no spiritual ray finds access, and in this darkness my opponent has an easy job of it - he catches innumerable souls and causes them a fate, which they do not recognize in their blindness. He well gives them for their life on earth everything they desire, but dreadful is their fate after their body's death. Because then he takes complete possession of them, and they are powerless and cannot free themselves of his power, and for the short time of life on earth in well-being, they have to pay for with a terrible fate in eternity. However seriously it is presented to men, however urgently they are admonished and warned against the enemy of their souls - they do not listen to it, but fix their gaze on the world, which lures them with its shine. And sin increases uncontrollably, because that what does not fall to man by itself, he seeks to win on the wrong way. Nothing is sacred to him, neither the goods nor the life of the neighbour, when he only can improve himself, when only an advantage arises for him which serves his body. And with such an attitude it is impossible for the light to come through into his heart; he is in thickest darkness and he feels fine in it. It is a time of depravity, a time of sin, in which my opponent is very successful, in which my light messengers win little influence and only the powers from below have success. My opponent holds rich harvest - and time is drawing to a close. More necessary then ever is the work in my vineyard, so that men still get rescued, who are not yet completely influenced by him - whose souls have not yet become his victims.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6194.

 

 

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