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Book 57 5022
Admonition to vineyard work. Spreading of the Gospel.
17. December 1950. B.D. NR. 5022.
Spread the Gospel, and I want to bless you. The ignorance of that, what helps men to happiness, you are to seek to change through your work in my vineyard and bring light to men; you are to instruct them in my name; you are to announce the divine love teaching only and admonish them, to live according to this teaching. Men have become right world men, who only strive for to create prosperity for themselves, and no longer remember their neighbour. But they do not know that self-love means the death of their spirit; they do not know that the purpose of man on earth is, to bring his soul to maturity through serving neighbourly love, and they do not know that they do not comply with their task in the least and therefore earth life passes unsuccessfully for the soul. So you now carry my Gospel under men, you also acquaint them with their earth assignment, and you advise and admonish them to take advantage of their life for eternity. You then bring a light into darkness, in which men walk along. And that is necessary, so that they cannot say, having remained completely ignorant about their earth task. You must talk with them as man to man, because they have dismissed the church teaching already a long time ago; you must represent to them that earth life is means for a purpose, but is not an end in itself; you must point them to their duties towards me, me who as creator and father from eternity also have rights to my children and to whom they must subordinate themselves, if they recognize me as their father. Present the right relationship to them, in which they are to stand to me; explain to them the motive for their human existence and my infinite love and patience, to win my creatures for ever. Introduce them to my love, and admonish them to counter love, which they only prove to me through unselfish neighbourly love. Draw their attention to the misery around them, where they can and should helpingly intervene, if they want win my pleasure then you are right announcers of my Gospel on earth; then you are my right disciples, who are active in my name ceaselessly, who continue, what I have started on earth to show men the way of love, which they absolutely must walk, it they want to be happy. I can only speak to them through men, and therefore you are to serve me, by you working on my behalf at the souls, which are not aware of the purpose of their existence; but which I do not want to get lost, but would like to help them through you, that they gain knowledge of my Gospel and live accordingly. Amen. B.D. NR. 5022.
Book 57 5023
Sign of truth of the announcements: Love, favour, mercy.
18. December 1950. B.D. NR. 5023.
So you know that I speak to you, you really believe so doubts still overcome you, you also doubt that I am the giver of that, what is sent to you. And so it is therefore important to first do an examination, i.e., pay attention to the signs, which prove me myself as giver. The spirit in you advises you right, so you let it have an effect with every examination. It will point you to error and lie, where such now and then accompany truth as having an effect of evil powers. Therefore consult the spirit in you, i.e., connect yourselves with me, the father spirit from eternity, so you desire information. The surest signs of the original source of truthfulness are my mercy and love, which are always mentioned. My loving and merciful nature lets none of my creatures fall, so a possibility to rescue still exists. Nevertheless I pay attention to the free will of these creatures and become like them. For that reason announcements seem to you doubtful, when they seem earthly to you, but, as coming from the spiritual kingdom, are offered to you as truth. As soon as I myself are made out to be endlessly kind, they are no bad powers, but light beings, which stand in truth, they present the opposite experiences so before the eyes, as they are comprehensible to you, because you as men will never have a right idea for the spiritual kingdom, since this goes far above your capacity. All men seeking and devoted to me will wise I truly protect about it, becoming involved by dark powers in a web of lies, which could harm their souls. Who seeks truth, him I approach myself, I who am eternal truth, but speak nevertheless to men in a language comprehensible to them, which they will also recognize in the spiritual kingdom as truthful, even so other ideas are there realized by them, which exactly only exist in the spiritual kingdom and can be described to men on earth only in images comparatively. But they are in accordance with truth and can therefore quite safely be seen as sent through my will to men, as long as the one sign is not lacking that I myself am always to be recognized as love, favour and mercy, as father, who seeks to win his children. Then you need to fear no error; then it is me myself, who sends these announcements to you from the spiritual kingdom, because I know it, when they bring about the salvation of the soul. Amen. B.D. NR. 5023.
Book 57 5024
He that findeth his life shall lose it.
20. December 1950. B.D. NR. 5024.
The will to live means a secure victory over death. Earthly you indeed cannot command bodily death, but also then bodily death can still be the transition to life, when the will in man had become powerful for it that he acquires eternal life. This will of life is approved of for my part, although I spoke the words: He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life shall find it. Who only thinks of the life of his body, how he can preserve it, he will quite soon experience that he himself is completely powerless and taken from earth, without being able to fight against it. This will to live is therefore not meant to be victor over death. The right life of the soul must be desired, and the will of man must support this life with all power, then there is no death any longer for him in eternity, then he will live in light and power and be able to be active incessantly to his own happiness. Then he has truly overcome death, and the leaving of the soul out of its body is an awakening to new life, free from care through the bodily cover, free of all matter and still in unsuspected fullness of power. This life men are to grow fond of on earth and only strive towards it to possess it in future, then they long for death, then they want to give up earth life for the sake of right life in eternity. But men are still very much more attached to the life of their body; they are afraid to lose it; they love earth life, and for that reason they lose it, and their lot is death. And the death of the body is again not meant, but the death of the spirit, into which the soul sinks inevitably, which loves the life on earth. And this death is worse than man can imagine, because he himself has lost himself; he has lost the earthly life, and his soul is without light and power, completely powerless and in deepest darkness. Spiritual death is an indescribable agony for it, because it is aware of itself, therefore is not obliterated with the moment of death, but vegetates further in an agonizing state. The desire for activity, which makes happy, only the living will always be able to fulfil, because power belongs to this, which only a living being possesses, while a being without power is dead. But what is worked on earth by means of the power of life flowing towards man, can be pure worldly activity, which certainly increases earthly material goods, but is without value for the spiritual kingdom or also in a spiritual activity, which produces immortal treasures and therefore also guarantees a life in eternity. And for that reason the will of man is to be seriously directed towards eternal life, so that he then uses the life power to win spiritual power then he will become victor over death, because then he is certain of an eternal life, and he shall not taste of death in eternity. Amen. B.D. NR. 5024.
Book 57 5025
Voluntary return in love to God. Indissoluble union.
21. December 1950. B.D. NR. 5025.
You will not lose me any more in eternity, so you have once found to me out of free will. Then you can never ever strive to get away from me, because the union between you and me is untearable; it is stronger than every hostile attempt, to snatch you from me. My love keeps you in captivity, although you remain free wanting and thinking beings. But love is a binder, which lasts for ever. You can no longer break away from me, as I also never ever leave you, because you are my share, which I have created myself to my joy. But my joy is only then unlimited, when you have found back to me yourselves, when your love for me has caused your return, what it then the case, when you come voluntarily to me. For that reason a being, which has once entered into the union with me through love, can no longer sink back to the deep, because my eternal love keeps it. As long as the uniting with me has not yet taken place, a defection is certainly possible, but then the being strives away from me out of free will, therefore cannot yet assume me as found. And you will see from this, how unspeakable important it is that you change to love, because through it alone the joining together with me can take place, which binds you to me for ever, which protects you from sinking into the deep. Love means everything it is so to speak the key to eternity, to the kingdom of light; it is the way to me, to the father, he who expects you to be happy with you. If you have love, then you also have me, I who am eternal love. You therefore can make sure of my presence, as soon as you practise love, and then I will never ever go from you. But every work of love presupposes free will, and consequently the test of will has been passed; you have chosen between me and my opponent, who hinders you at every work of love, so your will is not stronger. Who lives in love, he has extricated himself from the power of my opponent; he has received me in himself; I myself have taken possession of his heart and can have an effect in him. I am in him, who lives in love and what belongs to me, I never leave for ever. Satan certainly has great power, but he does not succeed to alienate a man from me, who lives in love, because he carries me myself in him and he very well recognizes my opponent. Make yourselves my own through love; let yourselves be captured by me through constant love work, and a happy captivity will be your lot; my love will never leave you; you will belong to me and nevertheless be free. Amen. B.D. NR. 5025.
Book 57 5026
Spiritual influxes, questions - Truth.
22. and 24. December 1950. B.D. NR. 5026.
Unexpressed thoughts often move the heart of man, of which he himself is not really aware, but are apparent to me at any time. I also seek to answer them, again in form of thoughts, but only, when man deals with them seriously himself my answering thoughts can flow in on him, but what indeed is not possible before. And for that reason I request mental dialogue with me; I request a trusting speaking with me, a presentation of all that, what depresses man, to then being able to give him the answer in a way easily comprehensible to him. Man must consider everything with the intellect, what rises up from the heart, then a clear counter thought will come to him, as it were also again won through the intellect; he will know, what was unclear before to him; he will feel advised by me, and each doubt will fade, because he turned to the right source, which gave him light. Each thought activity he must lead with my support, then right thinking is also guaranteed. It is, however, far more difficult, to impart knowledge to a man, without him being mentally active; knowledge, which is completely foreign to him, to which he therefore cannot state his view himself before to gain an answer. Then a complete elimination of thought activity is necessary, because then powers are at work, who out of the spiritual kingdom touch the spiritual in man, for which the bodily organs are not needed. These powers stand indeed also in direct connection with me, because they so to speak just pass on, what they receive from me. They therefore establish the connection with the spirit spark in man; they so to speak eliminate the organic man and let spiritual currents flow into the soul of man. These spiritual currents touch the spirit spark and establish the connection between it and the father spirit from eternity. (24.12.1950) The spiritual influxes therefore come originally from me, even so they are imparted to you men through light beings. And such spiritual influxes always mean thoughts of truth and clear cognition. I want to leave you men to keep guessing about nothing; I want to enlighten your most innermost being, as soon as this is your will yourselves. I want to announce eternal truth to men, because only through truth they can be happy. But it is always only about the life of the soul which is to be reached through truth, not about earthly material life, because this life must be covered by you so, as I have recognized it from eternity as appropriate and successful for you. For that reason also the instructions, which I impart to you myself or through light beings, concern your spiritual development; they will therefore to be regarded by you as a Gospel, a teaching coming from God, which again leads back to God. To whom now spiritual ascent seriously matters, he will also only ask spiritual questions in thoughts; he will lead a second life next to his earthly life, which is indeed expressed in the earthly life, because the thinking, wanting and acting betrays the spiritual attitude. While he therefore cares for his spiritual life, I care for the earthly life which I now fashion accordingly to promote his maturing. Quite often now the wishes of man indeed diverge from my will I do not always let life go off so as he likes it, but I truly know best, what serves him to his perfection. Then man often holds dialogue with me, and he wished the answer according to his pleasure. But his senses are to always be directed spiritually, and everything else he is to leave to me. The light, which is lighted in him, is to be shining for a long way, not just light up one individual fate it radiates out of the spiritual kingdom down to earth and emits a bright shine. But light is knowledge therefore knowledge is supplied to earth, which has immortal value, which is and must be of value for all men, otherwise it would be no light from above. Light beings are imparting this on my behalf, and coming from the eternal source, only truth can flow into you. And for that reason you men must yourselves pay attention with every examination, whether spiritual thoughts or earthly questions were present for answering, as soon as doubts befall you. What you are to spread among men, is spiritual material only; and it is sent to you in all truth. But earthly questions can certainly be answered for you mentally, but this answer is mostly of use only for the one asking, but not for fellowman, why, who wants to be instructed by the spiritual kingdom, no longer pays attention to the world and for that reason is suitable as receiver of spiritual gifts, which he is to now spread as my Gospel, to help fellowmen. Amen. B.D. NR. 5026.
Book 57 5027
Coming down of Christ then and now. Work of redemption.
24. December 1950. B.D. NR. 5027.
The same trouble was on earth at the time of my coming down as it is now among mankind because it walked in deepest spiritual darkness as also now. I took pity on this state and to help men I myself came to earth. I came as deliverer and there was a way for men out of darkness into the light, that I myself showed them. They only had to follow me and their spiritual trouble had an end. I came as rescuer and freed them from the fetters of Satan who was to blame for their great spiritual misery and to flee from him they lacked strength. The way that I told men to go could be walked by them because I myself lead the way as guide. I myself knew the way because I also had to go it before because I embodied myself in the cover of a man and therefore only demanded from men that, what was possible for them to fulfil. I walked the way of love and this way has to be walked by all men who want to awaken from spiritual darkness to the light of life, who wants to be delivered from the chains of my opponent, who wants to be redeemed from sin, which was cause of the deep spiritual trouble of men. I came as redeemer of mankind to earth, which would have sunk into darkness without my help. And I have accomplished the work of redemption for all times, for the past, present and future - therefore also for men of the present time, which are in the same spiritual trouble und urgently need help, if they do not want to perish and fall into the abyss at the instigation of my opponent. Because now the danger is far greater, because men is no longer given much time, because the time of grace soon expires that was granted to the human race for redemption. Mankind stands at the end of a development period, it stands before a significant phase, it stands before a last decision, before life and death. There is only a remaining in existence left or a total going down, i.e. a life according to divine will or a material and spiritual death, when man does not make the right decision. And again I come as the rescuer in trouble, for the time spiritually, as I have announced it, that I reveal myself to those, who love me and keep my commandments. To these I reveal myself in the word and also announce to them the near end. But then I will come again in the clouds as I once ascended into heaven. I will come and help those in greatest trouble, who followed me, who walked the way of love as I have preached, by fetching them to me, away from the earth, on which only devils are left in greatest numbers. I will again appear as deliverer, but my coming will form the conclusion of my work of redemption on earth, because who still has not recognized me, for him I died in vain on the cross, he has not accepted my work of redemption and remains in the chains of my opponent still for time immemorial, because he will be bound in matter with his followers and spiritual death is the fate of those, who do not want to recognize me, because they voluntarily place themselves under his influence, because they ignored my work of redemption and therefore languish in the bonds of darkness due to their own wrongdoing. Amen. B.D. NR. 5027.
Book 57 5028
Faith struggle - Great tribulation - Confessing. Rescuer.
25. December 1950. B.D. NR 5028.
Always persevere in the belief in your God and father, creator of heaven and earth and ruler of the spiritual kingdom in power and glory - persevere in faith to him even in greatest tribulation and confess him before the world. These demands are made on you men and claim much strength, especially in the last times before the end. Only those men will endure, who request the power for it from me and continually accept it through my word. You all will still get into difficult situations, earthly and spiritually they will press you to change your mind and to disown me. Even you, who believe still have to come through bad trials of faith, but they are put to you more for the sake of the fellow humans than for your sake. You yoursleves will force yourself, because you already have much strength in you, because you are in touch with me and will also not break off this union, because I hold you with my love that you feel and closely reciprocate to me. But to save you the tests of faith is not possible, as the fellow humans are to recognize by your steadfastness from where you get the power and of what effectiveness it is, because of your faith in me. It will be as it was at the time of my descending, where even those did no longer believe in me, who were considered to be teachers of their fellow humans beings and through their own way of living divulged how little deep their faith was in a God of love, omnipotence and wisdom. So also now men will be without faith and those who want to induce them to a complete denial of God will have an easy time of it and find little resistance, because faith is dead due to men living without love. They do not believe in a God and creator from eternity and even less in a divine redeemer Jesus Christ and in his work of redemption and are therefore under the control of him, who wants to wrest the souls from me for good. He will not succeed in this, because my love does not drop even that, what is sunk deeply. And that is why I allow all what Satan comes up with in his hate and his blindness - I allow it, because I want to implement a new redemption period the moment there is no longer hope for a change of men on this earth. And so he will rage until enough is enough and you men will experience the effect of his hate in all strictness, because he will campaign against you, who belong to me and his fight will be brutal. Nevertheless you are to expect these times without fear, because I also work unusually, but in love, not in hate. And love will win, I will come as your rescuer, when the trouble is greatest, but again and again predict this misery so that you do not become shaky in your belief, but recognize that everything comes true, what I announce to you through seers and prophets, through my disciples of the end-time that work on behalf of me, to impart strength and comfort to you, when you are in trouble. I myself am all the time near you and this certainty will fill you with power and you will hold out until the end, also in the most intense struggle of faith; I will fight at your side und the victory will be ours. Amen. B.D. NR. 5028.
Book 57 5029
The powers of heaven will move. Overthrow of natural laws. Rapture.
28. December 1950. B.D. NR. 5029.
The gift of favour from above is a power out of heaven; it comes from the spiritual kingdom of light, out of heaven, in contrast to the power emissions from below that have their outgoings in hell. So beings of the kingdom of light will work to an unusual degree and the pure word of God can be passed on to men through the will of men, who are God serving and active in love on earth, who open themselves to the supply from the spiritual kingdom and who receive spiritual gifts. Powers of heaven are moving - they will act unusually in the latter times before the end. This explanation has therefore to be given for the first time for the words of Jesus about the signs of the end and his coming again. It was a powerful utterance that he made, because he announced changes that word-for-word meant an overthrow of the laws of nature. His words always had a spiritual meaning, but in the times of the end there will appear, apart from the spiritual meaning, also a second meaning, because in an unimaginable way natural phenomena will occur that man cannot explain himself on the strength of his intellect. They go against the divine natural law, but are basically again only laws of nature unknown to men and these processes are meant by the words: The stars shall fall from heaven - sun and moon shall not give their light. Scientists and what ranks itself among them, will not be able to give explanations for it; they will not be in a position to give light, because their knowledge fails there, where divine power operates. They are laws of nature, whose cause also no man can fathom, since they only then come into effect, when a phase of redemption has ended and the dissolving of material outer forms has become necessary. They are phenomena adverse to nature and still scheduled in the eternal plan of God, therefore included in his law of nature since eternity, that men just cannot understand, whose spirit is not yet enlightened. With God no thing is impossible - therefore he will always be able to work and accomplish everything, also extralegal things, otherwise his omnipotence would be limited. Still his work always moves in divine order, because it is not possible for man as such to judge this; but it would be presumptuous to doubt that, because that also would be doubting the wisdom of God. And as God is also in himself eternal love, he will always let his will be active as it is necessary and good for his creatures, which he wants to win for himself. Things are going to happen before the end that you men are not yet able to foresee. And such can only be hinted to men with words that announce unusual, almost incredible events. Still the word of God is purest truth and it comes true when the time has arrived. Then also the most unusual changes will take place in the universe, but mankind of this earth will only be able to observe such initially; but the last they will not experience any more, except the few that are raptured and that will be able to observe the process of destruction of this earth and its inhabitants. The earth in its old form and state has stopped to be, but the new earth only holds men that are of awakened spirit and these know the cause of all that, what has happened at the end of the earth, but they also know about the might and glory of God, about his exceeding great love, but also his justice. Amen. B.D. NR. 5029.
Book 57 5030
Unusual trouble - Unusual help. Supply of God's word.
30. and 31. December 1950. B.D. NR. 5030.
An unusual great spiritual trouble requires unusual help from there, where alone this trouble can be removed, although the human will must first of all accept this help. From the spiritual kingdom therefore everything is done to grant help to men, because time draws to a close, and Gods mercy is extremely great, and he would like to bring rescue to all, who have to expect a terrible lot, when they continue resisting the efforts to bring light to them, so that they recognize their spiritual trouble themselves and change. The state of trouble is exactly the great spiritual darkness, the ignorance, in which men live along, the indifference, which they show towards their soul, and the way of life, which is not suitable that it might become light in them, because light, therefore enlightenment of the spirit, only a life in love can bring about. As long as men are not aware of their own life task, their purpose and their poor spiritual state, they just lead a life for the world, and such a life is completely useless for eternity. With a dark spirit or only with a weak idea of cognition they can enter the hereafter, where an ascent development is certainly still possible, but not certain, since also there free will is decisive, as on this earth.
But now is the time of the end and that means that the gates of the spiritual kingdom close, that there is only still an entry into the spheres of light or banishment into the creations of the new earth that therefore every soul, which has not reached light on earth, is lost for eternity, that it cannot continue its course of development in the spiritual kingdom, but is inevitably put into the state, where it was before endless long time that it is again bound in hard matter and must cover once again the course through the whole creation. God knows about the maturity of the soul of every individual man, and his mercy seeks to rescue all from this lot of being bound, but your will itself determines, and this he does not touch. Constantly he comes to meet you; his light is brought everywhere through light bearers to all men the opportunity is offered, to search ones soul, to inquiringly deal in thoughts with life after death; to all men a ray of light is brought through word and script, which can light in their hearts, and no-one will be able to say having remained completely without reference. But the will of man is free. But time passes in next to no time, and the last day approaches. Who is in darkness, he goes a wrong way, which does not lead to the aim. And he is to pay attention to the flashing of the light, which lasts according to his will and also sends into his heart an agreeable brightness, so he opens himself to that ray of light, which touches him as divine help, so that he does not get lost. (31.12.1950) Innumerable messengers of light step into the way of men. They are active on behalf of God on earth; they work enlightening, where ignorance is; they give light, where darkness is they bring that truth to men, which they have directly received from God, eternal truth. And this is the extraordinary help that God himself leans towards men, that he, in recognition of the situation of great trouble of men, sends to them that, what they are lacking pure truth, which alone leads out of spiritual trouble. As long as men walk in error, in ignorance about their purpose and their start, they also miss their earth life purpose and are in spiritual trouble. And the soul must bear the results of this ignorance. For that reason God in his love and mercy supplies to them truth, his word, and indeed through mediators, who put themselves at his disposal to help fellowmen. This is an unusual help, because men themselves make no preparations for to get themselves into contact with the heavenly father, to receive truth from him directly. Men believe too little, and for that reason this direct connection from man to God is no longer possible. But Gods mercy and his love always devise new means, where man himself fails. He uses the willingness to help of some few men and through these he offers his word. And he therefore lights light to chase away darkness, which lays spread over earth. At this light is to also lighten the flame in the heart, love, and also what comes from the outside must first find reception in the heart, then the spirit is illuminated, only then darkness will wane, only then the spiritual trouble is removed and rescue is brought to the soul, when men accept Gods word and let it have an effect on them, before it is too late, before night begins, which lasts for ever and is extremely agonizing. Amen. B.D. NR. 5030.
Book 57 5031
Connection between spirit beings and men. Form.
2. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5031.
The efforts are very great on the part of the beings of the spiritual kingdom, to be able to get through to men on earth. They seize every opportunity to announce themselves, because to every light being men on earth are entrusted, whose spiritual progress they see to, but as also the beings of darkness approach the inhabitants of earth, because many of them conform to their nature, i.e. have inclinations, which drive the soul towards darkness. There is therefore a struggle in the spiritual kingdom about the souls of men on this earth, and men decide this struggle for themselves. No soul can be forced, to be good or evil, although the light beings have great power at their disposal and it would be possible for them, to determine the souls according to their will. But they always respect the will of men, since it is divine law. So therefore the beings of the spiritual kingdom wage a struggle with each other, which is decided by men themselves through their will. As soon as now contact is established with the spiritual kingdom, the beings will approach man and announce themselves to him, to which he himself grants entry through his innermost beliefs. Therefore good men are in the protection of light beings; they cannot get into evil power inevitably or induced to bad acts by bad powers. 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. Through intimate contact with God men can also reach the state to receive spiritual announcements fully conscious, and they have constantly a control over their body, i.e., they do not eliminate their won will, so that to the good man, who desires God and truth, then also only can draw good powers out of the spiritual kingdom to him and every dark power is pushed away through the will of man. But God assesses the will of men. Is it meant for him, then men are also certain of his special protection, and they draw blessings for their soul out of every spiritual contact. Because innumerable beings are in earth nearness, concerned about the spiritual development of those, who were on close terms with them on earth, and the need of these souls to talk is very great, because they want to warn men of a wrong earth way of life; that is also how the spirits are recognizable. Which just teach love and point to God, to Jesus Christ, the divine redeemer, these want to influence men in the good sense, and they will always protect the souls of those men from harm, therefore also guard them from the attacks of evil. Amen. B.D. NR. 5031.
Book 57 5032
Spiritualism. Truth - error.
3. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5032.
Your thinking is so long right, as you want to think right to come close to me, because as soon as your will is meant for me, you already move in truth and need to fear no error, because you also recognize it immediately as error. Who now very deliberately abandons himself to my leadership, he can also be certain that I lead him right, therefore never to any harm of his soul. But right recognition also belongs to spiritual progress, therefore the ability, to give a right opinion. To now sharpen this ability, also negative phenomena must be presented to man, at which he is to apply his ability to judge. Because not everything is good, what gives itself this appearance. Particularly in the time of the end a serious examination is necessary of everything, what is to come from above, because good and bad powers want to participate at the change of man and understandably the latter appear under camouflage, as beings of light, where weak and gullible men accept their expressions. But to these weak men always good men strong in faith are joined, who particularly have a special feeling for these influxes from below and so decrease the work of the counter power, when not even eliminate. And for that reason I bring together those men, who have associated themselves for spiritual striving with the beings of the spiritual kingdom, so that always one serves the other for instruction. But to every man, whose desire is towards me, I promise my fullest protection also against the powers of darkness. And so men can certainly be misled, who are just driven by a pure earthly desire to draw, out of the connection with the spirit world, use for their body, who are therefore induced to quote the spirit world not by spiritual striving, but just by curiosity. Because these will also get enough to hear of strong error, without being able to protect themselves against it, because only the innermost belief of man, the striving towards me, guarantees the protection. And so everyone may examine himself, how far he seeks the salvation of the soul and of what kind his thirst for knowledge is. And he will then also be able to give the answer to himself, whether and how far he stands in truth and whether his thinking is right. Amen. B.D. NR. 5032.
Book 57 5033
Suitability for teaching office. Awakened spirit. Competence to judge.
4. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5033.
A teaching activity also requires own intellectual thinking; it requires to be completely penetrated by a knowledge, which man is to now pass on. The assignment, to be active teaching, only that man receives for my part, whose will is first of all prepared to increase his knowledge to be able to meet his task; who therefore first lets himself be taught by me, before he can carry out his assignment. He must therefore let intellect and heart take part; he cannot receive spiritual knowledge just with the heart and eliminate the intellect, therefore be a medial tool of the beings of the kingdom of light, but he as earth man must utilize the spiritual gift, consequently present it to the intellect, that also it confesses it and can now represent it as logical and faith demanding to fellowmen. The intellect is not allowed to be eliminated, because eternal truth, which is content of the teaching material, is again received by the intellect first, before it touches the heart of the listener. Because mankind itself is still not able to receive truthful spiritual material directly, which impartation then happens first through the heart. It must still be brought to men from the outside and therefore first be presented to the intellect, and for that reason the spiritual material must be able to withstand every intellectual examination. Therefore it is also understandable that those men are suitable for the spreading of my Gospel, who themselves possess a clear competence to judge; whose intellect is awakened, although the awakened spirit is first necessary to be able to receive truth from me directly, to be instructed as my learner in higher wisdom. Only then a teaching office can be administered right, on which the salvation of innumerable men depends, because only truth alone leads to the aim. I myself therefore prepare the disciples of the time of the end for me; I know how urgently necessary a spreading of pure truth is necessary among men, and I also know, who is suitable for the spreading, both according to the (state) properties of his soul and also his body. Soul and body accord with those, who are to serve me, but their serving tasks are also different. I do not entrust all with the teaching activity, because their abilities are different. Nevertheless all, who belong to me, can assert their influence on fellowmen, by them giving an example to them through their way of life, which is often more successful than speeches and instructions. For that reason each individual is to serve according to his ability, and each one is put by me on that place, where he can have an effect, when love towards me and towards fellowmen drives him to it. But who is destined to teaching activity, he is installed in his office by me myself, and his will and his love towards me also guarantees him the right success. Amen. B.D. NR. 5033.
Book 57 5034
Adapting to the divine will. Decision of the will.
6. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5034.
And it does man special merit, so he adapts himself in everything to my will, he who directs him according to his earth task. Because the subordinating of the will is as if already a going with me; and every practising in word and act is right, i.e. pleasing to me. Nevertheless man is to be active himself, therefore not abandon himself to me completely inactive in the belief that I then direct him mechanically.
Because man is an independent being, which can want, think and act like me and must now also use these gifts, only just in agreement with me and not conflicting. His thinking and acting is therefore then in accordance with my will, and he will want the same, so he has joint me through his attitude. If therefore his attitude is good, then also his thinking and acting is good, because he is driven from within, through my spirit, to the good and can never ever act opposing to me. The spiritual resistance is therefore then abolished, and man works together with me, what can only be good work. Nevertheless he must constantly control himself, whether he remains constantly turned towards me or his will also digresses towards the world, what always means a going away from me. For that reason he is never to be seen as slave of his will, who can freely turn there, where it draws him. And that means that man must constantly wrestle and fight, that he must again and again turn to me anew and is not inevitably subjugated to me, because he once professed me. This struggle is indeed only necessary on earth, and he is will become weaker and weaker, the more man connects with me through love work and prayer, so that finally no turning towards the world needs to be fared, because it has lost all attraction for him, who has found the coming together with me in free will. The fight of light against darkness, therefore the good and the evil powers in the spiritual kingdom, to win the will of men, last so long, as he connects himself to earth and these are the rights of both powers to have an effect on the will, to win it for itself. My opponent has been granted this right, and he exploits it in every way. Earth life was given to man for the purpose of the decision of the will, therefore also both powers have an effect on him accordingly, and man himself turns the scale, to which power he is inclined. For that reason it is of greatest blessing, so man, striving for me, devotes his will sacrificingly to me, so he always and again and again subjugates himself to me and in this way his renunciation from my opponent is obvious. Then he is seized by me and securely led up, and it is still his own merit, because the decision is his duty and he has won over the power of darkness. His will, which is directed right, also secures for him the supply of favour, what means constant strengthening of his will, so that my love is always apparent, where man threatens to become weak. I do not drop man, only demand from him that he constantly strives for me, so that I am also within reach for him. Amen. B.D. NR. 5034.
Book 57 5035
Development process to completion. Jesus Christ.
7. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5035.
Everything pushes towards completion. An eternal law fulfils itself, and the power and glory of God will become obvious. In infinite long period a work of redemption takes place, which cannot nearly be comprehended by you men, but which nevertheless gives reasons for all becoming and passing, all creating and existing, because it is necessary to let imperfect get perfect, to lead power once gone out from God back to the original power to fashion what has become un-godly out of free will again to divinity, as it has originally been in the beginning. This change requires an endless long way, the reaching of the original state. But Gods love and wisdom recognized from eternity both the necessity as well as the means to reach the aim. And therefore his plan of salvation is fixed for eternity; therefore innumerable development periods serve to bring the imperfect spiritual, once having deserted him, again to perfection. Infinitely great is his power, superb his wisdom and unspeakable deep his love towards that, what he has created. This extremely great love determines him, to again and again make new rescue attempts, so the spiritual resists God through its own will and threatens to fail on the way up. Then he so to speak ends a redemption period to let a new one start. He is a God of love, but also of justice; he can withdraw his love from no being, but the power of love decreases with those beings, which resist him, otherwise free will would be in danger. And for that reason it is an extremely long process, which is to bring the imperfect to perfection it can last eternities; but it can also be ended in a short time with the success of complete apotheosis of the spiritual, which must go this course of development inevitably to again arrive at God as its start.
You men are all such spirit beings determined for completion; you all have gone the way and must still go it further, until you come to the goal, to be reunited with God. This way can be very long for you, but as soon as you yourselves stand in the desire, to give yourselves to God for himself as the recognized father and creator from eternity, you already cover the last stretch of the way. You stand shortly before your completion, because your will of resistance is broken, which was cause of the defection from God. God as eternal love does not drop you, and no matter how much you are in sin; but you yourselves go a terrible way, as long as you wade in sin. And for that reason you must call on him, to lift you up out of an abyss, which makes the walk up more difficult you must be free from a sin burden, which presses you to the ground and makes the way up impossible for you; you must shake off your sin burden from yourselves and, because this is not possible for you alone, call on your rescuer, Jesus Christ, who takes your sins on his shoulders and carries them to the great sin guilt of mankind, for which he has died on the cross. You must call him because he alone is your salvation; he alone helps you to completion. Once you will truly stand on top in the light, but how much time you need for it, that you decide yourselves. Alone you will never arrive at the goal; with Jesus Christ however very fast. It is him, who has bridged the deep cleft between you and God; it is him, who helps all men to completion and who also now can still safe in the last hour, who believingly call him for help. For that reason he shouts at all sinners, to come to him, to free themselves from their sin, to be able to easily cover the way up. He is close to everyone, who acknowledges him, who believes in him and prays to him in his trouble. He wants to be the redeemer for every one; he wants to show the way to every man; he wants to bring truth to everyone, so that everyone finds eternal life, before a redemption section ends, which means spiritual death for all, who have not found to him, Jesus Christ. Amen. B.D. NR. 5035.
Book 57 5036
Arrival at the destination. Love. Will.
8. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5036.
I only have one goal, to make you men to my right children, who hang at the father with most trusting love and are obedient to him at all times, i.e. subjugate their will under mine. What is spirit from my spirit, belongs to me inevitably, and for that reason I seek to win it, because I cannot force it, if I do not want to take action against my law from eternity, which does not make unfree, what was originally created. How and on which way you, my creatures, now find to me, I leave to you yourselves; but assisting all with my favour, who long for me as their always most loving father from eternity. The freedom of will alone already makes comprehensible the diversity in thinking, wanting and acting of a man, and according to it he also covers the way of ascent development. Each one earth walker certainly walks along the right way upwards, so he strives towards me as aim, but not all have the same walk; not all the same time and the same impetus, but they all arrive at the aim, even so in different period, provided my will does not recall prematurely the one or the other from this earth. This will be comprehensible to everyone, who himself seriously wrestles and wants to reach me, that the way of each one is different, that only one thing guarantees the right way, a way of life in love. Love is the most effective means of impetus; love is that power, which lifts man and makes the most difficult ascent easy for him, because love is the most secure guarantee that I myself come to meet my creatures and raise them to my father heart, because I have now really won my children, so they have brought their nature into line with mine. Who has love in him, he truly needs to climb no ladder upwards; he is carried through the power of love and lands irrevocably with me. But this simple way of love, which indeed does not exclude the thorny properties, do not all men go, and nevertheless they strive for me will wise. Also they arrive at their aim, because the will to me is guarantee. They want, and I bless their will and therefore they do, what appears necessary to them to the gaining of eternal life. They remain loyal to the teachings and instructions, which were indicated to them as way upwards by men, who pass themselves off as guides upwards. They do not break away from the ceremony, but always in the belief, to act pleasing to me through this. But they are nevertheless on the right way, although this is not conceivable to them without outer signs. Every man, who strives upwards, arrives at the destination. And so let no-one be put off by the other, whose will is serious, to establish the coming together with me. I know about the will of every individual and bless, who turn it to me. But my blessing means giving of favour, therefore help in every way, that my creatures reach the aim, that they find to me as my right children and are accepted by my father love, because I myself long for the unification to make my children happy for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 5036.
Book 57 5037
Fight against the enemy of the souls. Call of Jesus Christ.
9. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5037.
In the fight against evil you will always remain victor, so you call Jesus Christ for help. He knows the enemy of the souls, who also faced him himself as enemy, when he walked on earth; and who induced men to nail him to the cross. He knows him and knows about his deceit, about trick and violence and about his power, which he abuses to push you men away from God and to you becoming estranged from him. He knows him and for that reason prepares to do battle with him himself, as soon as you just call on him for help. You are in constant danger, because he lies in wait for you and seeks to harm you; he knows who strives towards God, and he particularly seeks to bring about his downfall, by wanting to deceive him with a mask, by pretending to be pious and is still full of satanic thoughts. But Jesus Christ exposes his shameful play and gives clear power of cognition to him, who entrusts himself to him. No call to him goes unheard, and no enemy is too powerful for him, than that he could take action against him. He forces all and emerges as victor. Therefore you do not need to fear the enemy of your souls, whatever he wants to undertake against you, because as soon as you call Jesus Christ for help, for his assistance, he automatically leaves you alone, because he knows the power of the divine name and fears it. But who trusts in his own power and believes not needing the help of Christ, he remains also left to his own devices; and he must take up the fight against Satan himself. And he will lose, for a weak man is not a match for his power, which he has also received from God and which he now uses in a completely wrong way. Jesus Christ always stands helpful by you men, but you must come to him and ask him for his help and favour; you must believe in him that he is a strong conqueror of Satan; that he therefore can help you; and help will not fail to arrive; He will refuse the enemy of the souls entry to you, as soon as you want to pay tribute to him; as soon as you abandon yourselves to him, that he may help you. For everything is dominated by his power, and he also rules over the kingdom of evil, therefore also the powers of darkness have no power over you, you who call the divine redeemer Jesus Christ for the protection against evil. Recommend yourselves to his protection and his favour, and he watches over you. Amen. B.D. NR. 5037.
Book 57 5038
Work of Satan. "I am the good shepherd."
10. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5038.
I want to give you a sign, by which you recognize, who is he, who speaks to you; a sign, which is irrefutable, so that you also acknowledge my direct work. But you must pay attention to all, what happens to you, for I always work in the framework of the natural, so that you do not get into faith compulsion, it shall, however, be easy for you to believe. It is my will that you firmly live in the conviction to receive pure truth, for that reason I want to help you, where this belief is in danger, where doubts arise out of your heart, where you become weak through influence of Satan. He certainly has great power, but which never ever extends to mine, who have the surest protection against him in my love. If you are therefore mine through your will and your way of thinking, then you no longer need to fear him, because he only has power over the undecided and his followers, as long as they do not call on me for help. When I would not like to protect mine against him, then my love would truly be small or my power. Look around you and pay attention to it how he works, where the world is put before me, where the desire for matter predominates, where no love is existing. Everywhere there he is ruler, and he confuses the thinking of men. But where the striving for me is apparent, where I am the aim, where virtually nothing but little value is placed on matter and man strives for fulfilling my will, there is my area, and there Satan has lost his power, although he again and again seeks to break in like a wolf, which wants to rob my sheep. But I am the good shepherd remember these my words I am the good shepherd. Do you believe that I leave my sheep to my enemy? Do you believe that I watch how he wants to break into the sheep-fold to cause confusion in my herd? Then I would be no good shepherd, and you would have to doubt my word. Even the lost sheep I try to win back, how much more will I protect those against the enemy, which want to be mine. The power of Satan is certainly great, but greater than it is my love. Therefore also to his power a limit is set, why you do not need to fear him, you who long for my love. You yourselves determine through your desire your Lord, to whom you want to belong; everything what you desire and still belongs to him, makes you to his servant. But if you strive for me and my kingdom, then you are mine and remain it until all eternity, otherwise my love and my power would truly be limited, so mine could not rely on it in every spiritual and earthly trouble. I am the good shepherd and give my life for my sheep. Do not forget this word, and you will always know to be protected by me and do not need to fear my opponent. Amen. B.D. NR. 5038.
Book 57 5039
World love - Satans followers. God love - Overcomers of matter.
11. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5039.
Only that man leads a spiritual life, who longs for God, while the follower of Satan lives a pure worldly life on this earth, even so he is an apparent representative of God. Overcoming the world also means overcoming Satan, who is lord of the material world insofar, as the immature spiritual still belongs to him, which is bound in matter, although the power over the spiritual is withdrawn from him. It is certainly still his share, because it is of equal spirit, but not accessible to his influence, as long as it is bound in form. Nevertheless it is a means, to pull men over to him the spiritual, which stands in the decision between God and him. Because man, as initially immature spiritual, longs for that, what the world puts in front of his eyes. But he is to overcome it. Then he belongs to the father from eternity, but whose kingdom is spiritual. Who therefore loves the world and its pleasures, who strives after matter and only lives for the gaining of it, he belongs to the opponent of God and also grants him the power over himself. But who longs for God, him the world no longer attracts; he has overcome the world, otherwise the desire for God would not have awakened in him. Consequently the turning away from the world is also a sign of the belonging to God, striven for in free will. Satan entices with the world and has therefore a means of attracting, to which most men become a slave, because they love the world. World love and God-love together is not possible, and world love and neighbourly love will also be found together only rarely or latter already means a decrease of the former, and thereon you recognize the followers of God and the followers of the opponent of God. And man will also not find inner peace so long, the peace of the soul, as he pays attention to the goods of the world, as he still desires them. Because the peace of the soul comes out of God, and God is only with him, who shows the back to the world. Man is indeed put into the world and must meet his earth task, and that also forces him to keep in touch with the world. But it is about the desire of the heart; it is about the most inner convictions towards the treasures of the world, which will completely fade their sparkle, so the striving for the spiritual kingdom and its treasures fill man. Then he certainly stands likewise in the world, but only to fulfil those duties, which earthly life imposes on him. But the world no longer attracts him, and that is a sign that he has overcome the world and consequently also its lord; that he has broken away from the opponent of God, to be able to establish the connection with God. No man can serve two masters, and which lord man serves, is clearly apparent with his desire. The earthly world and the spiritual kingdom are so far apart that one can certainly differentiate, after which the heart of man longs. And Satan can never rule in a man, of which God has already taken possession through his will. Amen. B.D. NR. 5039.
Book 57 5040
Revelations. Book of the fathers. Living word.
13. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5040.
I am always with you, so you want to hold dialogue with me, so your heart longs for me. But the world does not acknowledge me; to it my original nature is unknown, i.e., to men, whose thinking and striving is still the earthly world, I have become so estranged that they are not able to believe that I reveal myself to my children, that I speak to them through the heart, that I therefore stand in closest contact with them. And for that reason you will always find resistance, so you mention my revelations to the world. And this resistance will also now and then let doubt fall into your hearts, on account of the truthfulness of that, what I reveal to you through the spirit. But always consider that the followers of the world are not competent to judge; as they also lack cognition; therefore their resistance is easily understandable, because it is according to their imperfect nature. But you are not to let yourselves be determined through this resistance to doubt my presence. Who desires me, he will also find fulfilment; to him I will also be present and also express my presence through my word. But so I am also present to those, who, in the desire to hear me, read the book of the fathers, which is and will remain likewise a revelation on my part, as long as earth exists. Who therefore reads it with love to me in the heart, he will hear me speak myself, because to him the letters will become alive; they will tell him, what I myself would like to tell him. Each one man will experience the expression of my love differently, and each one will be able to testify that he has experienced it. Because I see into the hearts, and where I discover a desire for me and my love, there I am always prepared to fulfil it. A follower of the world, however, does not long for me, since the world appears more desirable to him. To these the hearing of the inner word is both incomprehensible and implausible, as also my word in the book of the fathers will remain to them unattractive and meaningless as long as they are still followers of the world. Consequently they will never be able to experience the blessings and the power of my word and for that reason always be the enemies of those, who are in close contact with me and are given my word by me. The closer the end is, the smaller the flock of mine becomes and the greater their opponents, who stand so far away from me that I no longer exist for them, therefore also think an expression on my part being impossible, because they no longer acknowledge me myself. But mine are to have all the more a deeper faith, which I will pay to them with so obvious signs of my presence that they draw power out of it for the resistance against their enemies, who are now also my enemies, because they fight against me, because they also want to rob the faith of mine and brutally take action against them. I remain with you until the worlds end. I truly do not leave you, you who long for me, and I will always be with you in the word, as soon as you desire to hear me. Amen. B.D. NR. 5040.
Book 57 5041
Being happy - Free will. Wolf in the sheep-fold.
14. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5041.
I truly have only one aim, to make you men happy. But you being happy depends on first that you want it yourselves. Understand it that not my will decides, but your will alone, which is free. And my opponent wrestles also about this will, who does not want to give you away, but cannot keep you, when you long for me. For that reason it will also be comprehensible to you that and why he also besieges those men, who strive towards me, whose will has actually already decided for me, but which he wants to win back again. Being happy is only possible in the joining together with me, which is also inevitably achieved, when man has decided for me. There is no longer a danger for him, who longs for me, but he will be exposed to temptations of all kind, as long as he dwells on earth, because also my opponent does not give up the fight so long, even so it is unsuccessful. My opponent certainly works with a lot of coaxing, but he is of dark spirit, otherwise he would recognize the lack of success of his striving. I want to make you happy and you men give me the right to it yourselves through your will turned towards me, to draw you to me. But Satan, who recognizes this, that you are lost for him, does not let up, because he underestimates the power of my love, because he believes still being able to wring out of me, what, however, belongs to me. And his means are to cause confusion, to spread doubt into the heart of men and to so shake faith in me. But again your will alone turns the scales. If it belongs to me, then you also soon recognize his false play, and you turn away from him. What was unclear to you, becomes comprehensible to you, and you free yourselves from his power; he cannot keep you, because you strive towards me. Who therefore wants to me, will also arrive at his destination, and no matter how Satan may rage so much in the last time before the end. He will certainly now and then be difficult to recognize, because he often creeps into under a mask, and he takes up the most fleeting thought, which could be of help to his project. He works with much cunning and violence and makes use of those as tools, who are not fully instructed in truth, because the error itself grants him shelter, which he needs to wage his war from there. Pure truth does not let him come up, because he is always recognized by those, who stand in truth. But an ever so small error grants him entry, and then he causes terrible confusion equal to a wolf, which breaks into the sheep-fold and triggers fear and fright. Nevertheless he will also then still not be able to cause damage, when my sheep flee to me, to their shepherd, who protects them of all danger. Therefore again only the will alone is decisive, and as soon as it is turned towards me, Satan has lost all power over man. That you must therefore know that you always then go the right way, because I am your aim, that you then can neither fall nor stumble, since I then go with you, because I myself want to help you to happiness. For that reason fear no counter power, trust in me only, your God and father from eternity; give yourselves to me for myself and strive for me. Then your will belongs to me, and I truly do not let you fall into the hands of my opponent, who wants you to become estranged from me. My love seizes you, and the power of my love will also be victor over him, because nothing can resist it for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 5041.
Book 57 5042a
Embodiment as man result of sin. Work of redemption.
15. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5042a.
Your existence as man is the result of sin. You had to take on a subordinate form, a form, which is changeable, which was therefore created by me only for the duration of your stay in it and which will always remain transient, because its substance is matter, some immature spiritual, which needs extremely long time to enliven, equal to your soul, a human body. This your outer form is a burden for the spiritual held in it, a fetter, which imposes force on it, therefore the state of the spiritual is no happiness. It is in judgement, and this judgement is the result of sin, the former rebellion against me and the turning away from me. Sin is a crime against love. Love is some divine-sublime; it is the original substance of me myself, therefore a crime against love is also a crime against me, which cannot remain unpunished according to divine justice. Sin is not to be undone through my love, but it must be atoned for, otherwise my justice would not be satisfied. This act of justice now takes place through the banishment of the spiritual, which once resisted me, in a material form, which always means a fetter for it. This fetter is therefore a result of sin, and consequently all spiritual, which is bound in the material creation up to men, is in judgement. It so to speak atones for the guilt, which it has taken upon itself through the sin of the former rebellion against me. But the process of atonement lasts endless times and would also not find its end with the last embodiment as man, since the sin is incomprehensibly great and atonement cannot be done in the short earth life time
B.D. NR. 5042a.
Book 57 5042b
Embodiment as man result of sin. Work of redemption.
16. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5042b.
- which this great sin required. Therefore an incomprehensible great sin sacrifice had to be brought, because according to divine justice atonement had to be made for to me; the sin so to speak had to be abolished and an enormous purchase price to be paid for the freedom of the beings, which are in banishment. The sin debt had to be repaid. And the man Jesus achieved this work for the entire mankind. You men cannot estimate the greatness of this work of love, because you also lack all understanding for the greatness of this debt. All entities, which still resist me, live in this sin debt, in the bound state, unaware of, in the state of free will, as man, aware of, because he is also aware of his state of weakness, of his powerlessness and lack of light, as long as he is still in the spell of sin. That he does not want to admit this in the main is a proof of the lack of light and also a proof of his sinfulness, by which not always a sinful life on earth is to be understood. The great sin of the former rebellion against me is to blame for the banished state, and this great sin must be repaid before, before the being reaches light and power. The man Jesus knew about the great trouble and the indescribable misery, in which the fallen spiritual was; he also knew about it for the reason that it was impossible, to atone for the debt during earth life, and that the being could also not ascend in the spiritual kingdom, because the burden of sin always pulled it into the deep and it could not defend itself against the powers from below. Jesus knew about the unhappy state of that, what had become sinful through its own will, and he wanted to help it he wanted take the enormous sin debt upon himself to bring redemption to it. His love was superhumanly great that he carried out a work, which existed of superhuman troubles and sufferings. He brought a sin sacrifice to me. He has redeemed all men from sin. But free will of man is not eliminated. The work of redemption must be acknowledged and taken up man must also carry his extreme great sin debt there to the cross of the divine redeemer; he must recognize himself and confess himself before him as sinner, as weak, insufficient man, who is and remains bound, so Jesus Christ does not take pity on him and stands up for him as merciful mediator, who is prepared to repay his debt, as soon as man believes in him as redeemer, confessed his sinfulness to him remorsefully and asks for forgiveness of his debt. The recognition and confessing of his debt only is the sign of faith in Jesus Christ. Man must call on him out of the deep; he must beg him for help in his spiritual trouble. He must entrust himself to him; he must know and confess that he is in the deep and needs his help; he must stretch out his hands towards him and request mercy from him, then he also recognizes his debt, his defective state, which is the result of the great sin, which was the cause of the embodiment of each individual man on earth, and in intimate prayer he must beg for the help of Jesus to ascend to me, me who have come myself in the man Jesus to my children on earth to repay the enormous sin debt. And they all will have redemption, who confess to be sinful, because through the confession of their debt they will wise break away from him, who let them become guilty, and request forgiveness, which is also granted to them for the sake of Jesus Christ. Amen. B.D. NR. 5042b.
Book 57 5043
Revelation. Living faith.
17. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5043.
I am always present to you, as soon as you seek me mentally. Then the connection is established between the spirit spark in you and its father spirit from eternity. But an instruction can only then take place, when you desire such, i.e. adjust yourselves as receiving organ, by you listening, what my spirit announces to you, by you paying attention to your thoughts, so you still do not hear my word sounding. Not every thought can be regarded as instruction on my part, but always those thoughts, which emerge in you after intimate prayer and questioning, for which you desire an answer. These are my answer, and these you are to acknowledge as such. For that reason it is so to speak you yourselves, you who cause me to a spirit expression, as soon as you hold dialogue with me, therefore desire answer to questions. I do not express myself to those, who neither believe nor want that I speak to them, because they would not listen to an address or, when it undoubtedly sounds in their heart, it would force them to believe, what would be completely worthless for their soul. And just so I will not give obvious proofs, as a result of which man could certainly be strengthened in faith, but would also so to speak be subject to faith compulsion. Faith won freely is by much more effective, and it gives man a happy certainty of most intimate union with me. To bring you men to a living faith is my constant striving, for that reason I must apparently go away from you now and then, so that you believe but otherwise you do not gain such faith, which achieves everything, what it wants. I am certainly always present to you, but now and then let the feeling of loneliness come up in you, so that you desire my presence intimately, to then also be able to feel it. For you alone determine, when my presence reveals itself to you. It is you alone, who cause me to speak, and therefore you hear my voice, as soon as you desire it. Whether you now recognize it as my voice, is again only up to you yourselves, to the depth of your faith, which recognizes in me a being full of love, which wants to announce itself to its creatures, to also win their love. Faith in my love believes everything possible, also that a father reveals himself to his children. Amen. B.D. NR. 5043.
Book 57 5044
Spirit work. Light. Knowledge. Plan of salvation.
19. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5044.
I speak through my spirit to you, in always the same love and unchanged patience. My words are always just means of favour to help you to happiness. Love towards you causes me that I reveal myself to you, and so that you recognize me, I have an effect in you, because my opponent also seeks to have an effect on you from the outside, but who can never express himself through the spirit in you. For the spirit spark in you is only then active, when you establish the connection with me through love work or intimate prayer. Therefore spirit work is always the expression of me myself and for that reason also beyond all criticism. But the opponent can also influence the thoughts of man, which he now also sees as coming from the inside, and for that reason it is essential to examine what is to be understood under spirit work, to which my opponent has no ability and will never have.
My opponent can let arise nothing in the human heart, but he can only awaken such thoughts in him or bring to remembrance, which already slumber in him. i.e. have already impressed the brain through events from the outside or thought activity based on experiences or knowledge imparted to him from outside. There must therefore be something existing in man, what the opponent prompts through his influence, and he will understandably only bring that in man to remembrance, what is helpful to his striving to remove him from me; he will therefore never influence him in my will. But spirit work reveals mental results, which man has not won before in some way and which can also never be imparted to him from the outside, unless he is informed about the spirit work of someone else.
Spirit work is an introduction into eternal truth, an enlightenment of up to now dark areas; a solution of problems which exceed human intellect. Spirit work is further the winning of a deep cognition of meaning and purpose of creation and of the original relationship of the creator to the created. It is a higher wisdom, but which, please note, is sent to man from the inside, because also the same knowledge brought to him from the outside only becomes cognition, so the spirit in man lights it for him, so therefore I can work in man through the spirit. My opponent therefore can never impart this knowledge to a man now, who never before got such knowledge imparted, who has not the ability for it, therefore can also never ever give out from the inside this cognition to a man being a slave to him, because he himself no longer possesses it, since he has fallen and this fall just also brought darkness of the spirit with it. He himself is in complete wrong thinking and seeks to transfer this to men, and he will always only impart those thoughts to man, which are in accordance with his darkness and push him away from me. My opponent flees from truth and for that reason will never supply it to man, whom he wants to remove from me. But truth is that knowledge, which makes me out to be the most loving, almighty and extremely wise creator of heaven and of earth. Truth is that knowledge, which gives light, therefore brings cognition to man about my plan of salvation from eternity. Because he will also get to know me myself as a God of love, as whom I also want to be recognized by my creatures, so that they love me again and strive for the joining together with me, which is first and last aim of all created, because this joining together means eternal happiness, which I want to give to my creatures.
Through the spirit spark in man he is inseparably connected with me, but he only awakens to life out of me, when he himself establishes the connection with the father spirit from eternity. And so that you men recognize this, I work through my spirit in you, you who believe in me and long for me I reveal myself to you in my love, wisdom and power. Amen. B.D. NR. 5044.
Book 57 5045
Seers and prophets. Strength of will and faith.
21. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5045.
A special firmness in faith is needed to face fellowmen as seer and prophet, because the earthly material world, with all its representatives, is in so blatant conflict with that, what is predicted through the prophets, that it is dismissed as fantasy and the prophet himself is mocked and ridiculed. And this attitude of worldly minded men is easily able to shake a seer and prophet, so he is not firm in faith and again and again withdraws into solitude, to remain in contact with that world, which has imparted to him the coming events. The strength of faith of these mediators awakened by me between me and men must have such a convincing effect on fellowmen that they think everything to be possible, also the predicted event, because they believe their words. And for that reason also only men with strong will and faith can perform this office, who do not let themselves be shaken by threats, when in the end the chips will be down. I want to inform men before; I want to warn them and give them the opportunity to change their will I therefore must also have organs on earth through which I can speak to men and point them to that what is coming. I want to announce to them the near end through them and the preceding great trouble, which is partly caused by nature, partly through mankind itself having become devilish; I want to give them enlightenment about the reason and the effect; I want to help men in every way that they come to right cognition and set about their soul work. And for that reason I make myself known to men through seers and prophets, because he who is of a good will, he will also know it, that they do not talk out of themselves, but that I express myself through them. Because they represent a completely different world than that, in which men are comfortable; they preach my kingdom, which is not of this world, and their words are my words, with which I still want to pull men over into my camp, before it is too late. It will certainly be difficult for my servants in the time of the end to remain strong and firm in faith, but they are my representatives, whom I also fill with my power and give them the ability to withstand the world. They also must be strengthened from the spiritual kingdom, because men in the time of the end are so far away from me that they accept no spiritual any more and this attitude would take all confidence from my servants, so they would not be filled with the spirit and the power out of me that they are knowing and can withstand all resistances, if possible. Who listens to them and takes their words to heart, he does well on it, because the end comes irrevocably, and the trouble before will give him the proof that they are not just words, which flow out of the mouth of the seers and prophets. And the harder the struggle is against me, against faith and against every spiritual striving, the firmer will those stand, which I myself have chosen that they announce the end, the great trouble and the Day of Judgment. Their faith will be strong and also still overcome individual men and snatch them from the power of darkness. But woe betide those, who do not listen to them, because the end will be terrible. Amen. B.D. NR. 5045.
Book 57 5046
Gods promise. Earthly and spiritually.
22. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5046.
What I have promised you, will fulfil itself, as soon as you live according to my word. For that reason you need to fear neither earthly nor spiritual trouble, because I give you everything, what you need for body and soul, so you feel as my children and make an effort to fulfil my will. My promises are always tied to the fulfilment of my commands, to the giving of full expression to my word in free will. I promise you eternal life and also take over the care for the body, as long as you dwell on earth. Therefore I am a Lord over time and eternity, and my love to you will never stop, to whom I want to give a happy lot. But as long as you walk on earth, you must acquire life in eternity. And for that reason I give you power and favour that you are able to do it, when you want it that you are happy. I supply everything to you, what you need, so that you can now carefree seek the salvation of your soul, so that you can work on your soul, that it gets mature for the entry to eternal life. Through my promise I want to give you comfort and power and confidence in every trouble, because my word is truth; and it fulfils itself. For that reason there is nothing, what is allowed to depress you, because I promised you to carry every burden and to turn away every trouble from you; I promised you spiritual and bodily food and in the end heavenly happiness. You are to reach the looking at God and be happy for ever in my love. But I demand from you that you love me and serve me in humility and obedience, that you come to me like children and desire my father love. I demand from you your love towards the neighbour, through which you announce love towards me. I demand only little from you, to be able to give you immeasurably much, as I have promised you that no mans eye has ever seen and no mans ear ever heard, what I have prepared for those, who love me. Amen. B.D. NR. 5046.
Book 57 5047
Calling. Assignment. Truth carrier. Feeling for untruth.
23. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5047.
Who feels called to work for me and my kingdom, he can also be certain at any time of my blessing, my help, because whom I choose myself, he is also strengthened and enabled by me for his office, and the inner urge to be spiritually active and to lead fellowmen to faith in me, is the sign of his vocation for me, which he can now assume as quite certain. But tasks are connected with his vocation, certain duties, which he has to meet, to be a loyal and diligent servant for me. His main task is first the spreading of the Gospel, which he receives in purest form from me directly. He therefore must first of all listen to me, so I want to impart the Gospel from above to him, so I instruct him and make suitable for his office. He must digest with heart and intellect what he hears from me to be able to quote it livingly to fellowmen, since only the living report makes an impression on the listener and can likewise stimulate him to eager spiritual activity. He is not allowed to become lukewarm and careless in his work, because his cognition matures according to his work eagerness. And the cognition of truth then also enables him to the judgement of all that, what is supported among men as truth, is however often far away from truth. Who is given the job by me to spread pure truth, he will also certainly stand in fullest cognition and have the ability to make a right judgement, as long as he is a loyal worker for me himself, and seeks to fulfil my will. And he therefore also has the duty to appear against that, what he recognizes as lie and error by virtue of the enlightenment of the spirit. He is to be critical in the judgement of spiritual thought material, then he will certainly emotionally recognize the wrong, because this gift I put into the heart of him, whom I have called for the work in my vineyard. You men often move in wrong thinking, because you do not defend yourselves against the influence from below, which aims at the confusion of your thinking. A right desire for truth and sincere love to me protects you against this influence. But the desire for truth is not excessively strong in you men, and for that reason you often fall victim to the insinuations of those powers, which seek to cause confusion to separate you from eternal truth. For that reason I send carriers of truth among you men, which are to bring truth to you on my behalf and are however also themselves penetrated by truth, so that they pay attention, where untruth comes up to them. You therefore, you who feel called by me to spiritual work, you are to crusade fearlessly against that, what does not accord with the sole truth, which I myself impart to you from above. This is a duty, which is connected with your calling, otherwise you activity would be in vain to introduce your fellowmen to truth. Remain eagerly active for me and my kingdom, and both your cognition as well as your ability to judge will increase; you will see every untruth brightly and clearly, and then you are not to shrink from openly taking action against it, because I myself put the right feeling into your heart and will always bless your work for me. Amen. B.D. NR. 5047.
Book 57 5048
Explanation and reason of difficult earth lot.
24. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5048.
That a difficult lot is granted to you on earth only causes you the salvation of your souls. Because every day brings you closer to the end; but the end is very near. And do you know, whether you still experience the last end? Do you know, whether you are not recalled already before and therefore your earth life can only be still short? Consider always that your youngest day can already be the tomorrow and that you are then grateful having reached that certain degree of maturity, which entitles you to the entry into the kingdom of light. Consider that earth life is just means for the purpose and that it does not last for ever. Everything is transient, joy and suffering, pleasure and pain. Only the soul is immortal, and its sufferings are to become smaller. For that reason the body must suffer, as long as it dwells on earth in its envelopment. To whom suffering remains spared on earth, he will not have to expect a painless hour of death, because the soul still has to show many slags, which it takes over into the spiritual kingdom. But the suffering in the hereafter is considerably more agonizing and can go on endless long time, so a soul is stubborn and for that reason finds little help. Men must still go through great trouble, because time hurries along and will bring the end very quickly. But power to resist will only have that soul in the last time, which is already purified through affliction and suffering because such a soul can be radiated through by my power, while a soul, which is in a dense envelopment, cannot be touched by my radiation. For that reason man is to see every day as a gift of favour and be grateful for it; he is to make good use of the time, because he does not know, when his end is, because in future he will regret every day, which has brought in no spiritual progress to him. Suffering and love bring the soul to maturity, and for that reason you men must bear patiently, what is imposed on you, because it is for your best; it all can serve you to completion, what my will imposes on you. Amen. B.D. NR. 5048.
Book 57 5049
Many ways - One aim. Right members of the church.
25. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5049.
Complete yourselves, but do not separate; walk together, but do not go different ways, so you all have the one aim, to reach me, to see my face and to be happy in eternity. Know that I assess every individual man according to his most inner nature and that I reject no-one, although he does not turn towards me, because he is an erring child, which only needs my favour and mercy, but not my anger. Therefore I also help all erring and gently push them on the right way, which leads to me. To every one is given differently, but that should not let you believe that he could not reach the aim because of that. Who only longs for me, him I also pull up. For that reason do not fight each other and do not separate, but fight together in the last fight on this earth. For me there is then only one flock, whose commander-in-chief I am who stand in faith in Jesus Christ and consequently bear his name on their foreface. I only pay attention to one thing, and that is of importance, how far their faith is a living one that they confess Jesus Christ with the mouth, does not yet place them into the flock of mine, but that they are true Christians, who lead a life in the following of Jesus and because of that have reached a living faith; that is decisive to be counted to my small flock, which shepherd I am. And as long as the communities fight one another, they also lack this living faith, because they then also lack cognition, what I understand under the church founded by me. Right members of this my church understand each other, although they belong to different denominations and schools of thought; right members seek each other and are happy having found each other, and right members are standing in most intimate connection with me myself, because they long for my word and also recognize it as right food and right drink. Right members of my church do not object to formalities and also do not place value on formalities, but they are filled with love towards me, as well as love towards the neighbour, and from it resulting also the spirit is awakened and instructs them right, so that they recognize each other and no longer have anything against each other. They then strive together up, one helping the other, so the ascent is difficult, because they then are approaching a high aim: The return home into the father house, and I come to meet them and show myself to them, because who desires me seriously, him I approach; I come to meet him as friend and brother and take all my children fatherly to my heart and let them no longer from me for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 5049.
Book 57 5050
Voluntarily serving God. Struggles of the soul.
27. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5050.
To be active in free will for me and my kingdom, without all inner and outer compulsion, is the right redemption work, which you, my workers in the vineyard, are to perform to your own and to fellowmens blessing. I cannot determine you, as I also do not hinder you at opposing striving; out of your own drive you must want to serve me and always be prepared for me, otherwise you still put the world above me and you then can make no suitable servants. I know about your will; I know about your inner struggles and about the challenges, which approach you from the inside and from the outside; but I also put you in the position, to nevertheless be able to do the spiritual work, because I impart an extraordinary gift of favour to you, which gives you power and light, so that you can certainly recognize the right way, even so gloomy shadows darken it. The last time on earth is a time of struggle of greatest importance; it is a wrestling about every individual soul on behalf of the dark powers, but you men do not face them defencelessly, because I also work obviously and are always prepared with my help, where you threaten to succumb. Moreover time lasts no more long. A violent wrestling is a sign that it is necessary for the soul why it is necessary, I alone know, because of that always recognize me, also in events pressing you, because nothing comes over you without meaning. Earthly life apparently goes on calmly, but the more the life of the soul is excited of those, who want to belong to me. Earthly life seeks to win men for itself; it seeks to turn all thoughts to itself, and for that reason the soul must also get excited, so that it does not remain inactive and in the end gets caught by the world. Just recognize me everywhere, also in suffering, then you will bear it calmly and devotedly, and your soul will mature and always seize me more and more; it will also feel my presence and be quiet and peaceful despite storm and struggle in earthly life. I constantly hold my protecting hand over you, but I will never force you or have on you an effect inevitably, that you are to serve me voluntarily, out of love to me, you must do, what the spiritual trouble among men requires to announce to them the pure Gospel, which is sent to you as extraordinary gift of favour from above to help mankind. Spiritual trouble is great; your work will often be unsuccessful, but nothing is done in vain, what is undertaken for the rescue of erring souls. In future you will experience the results yourselves, and the souls will thank you, which you have rescue out of spiritual trouble, because my pure word is blessed with my power and will become effective, where just the smallest will is to recognize me and reach me. Amen. B.D. NR. 5050.
Book 57 5051
Adoption of God. Favour, power. Suffering and love.
28. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5051.
To achieve the adoption of God requires great self-conquest and a perpetual work on his soul, i.e. a constant controlling of his thoughts, speaking and acts. Man must strive for the good out of the heart and therefore also stand completely in love; he must give up all bad qualities, be pure and true in his whole nature; he must remain in constant contact with me, otherwise he is without power, although he has the good will. He must constantly receive power from me, through love work or prayer, i.e. mental contact with me with the request for power. You men can achieve much on earth, but my favour must always support you, but which is never withheld from you, so you just desire it. Without favour you are weak, and without request of favour you cannot receive it. You must therefore inevitably get into contact with me, but then you can also be certain, that you receive power to fulfil your task on earth to form yourselves to children of God, to whom all happiness is opened in the spiritual kingdom. The adoption of God is the highest degree of perfection, which you can achieve on earth, therefore it will also be comprehensible to you that this achieving of the degree of perfection depends on an extremely difficult earth life, and then also the lot of many good believing men will be understandable to you, who must suffer extraordinarily during their earth life. Love and suffering crystallizes the soul and makes it receptive to light; love and suffering dissolves the heavy envelopment and spiritualizes the soul, so that it can enter the spiritual kingdom completely free from care. A quiet earth life free from suffering can never produce the degree of maturity, which gives the right to the adoption of God, to that state, which allows a direct stay near me, an ability as it were to create with me and in my will in unlimited happiness. Earth life is only short, and even if it would be one of the most difficult and full of suffering, it nevertheless does not stand in comparison to that happiness, which is share of him, who achieves the degree of the adoption of God on earth. But it may be said to you again and again that only with my support, with my imparting of favour and power, you are able to reach this degree, and that for that reason you must always stay in contact with me, because without me you can do nothing. Amen. B.D. NR. 5051.
Book 57 5052
Explanation of the development of the spirit. Hearing of the inner word.
29. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5052.
Awaken the spirit spark in you to life, and you will no longer doubt that I as father speak to you as my children, because the spirit in you connects itself with the father spirit from eternity; it receives my word and passes it on to the soul, which therefore now hears my word, so as it comes from me. The soul therefore always hears my love radiation, which expresses itself in form of my word; but man as such is not always able to understand the language of the spirit, and for that reason the soul must mentally pass on to man the word imparted to it; it must adapt itself to his ability to receive spiritual gifts mentally. The soul can therefore want that the spirit announces itself to it, then it receives without limitation; but man does not need to know about it, although he fashions the outer cover of the soul, because it would often be incomprehensible to him, what makes the soul extraordinarily happy. But the soul has then, however, already experienced an unusual strengthening, and it now seeks on its part to have an effect on the outer man that he now willingly complies with the desire of the soul. Then the intellect of man therefore steps back, and he starts to listen into himself; he tries to understand the voice of the soul, and then he becomes aware of that, what the soul has received from the spiritual kingdom. Then spirit, soul and body are in accord, and then man can receive unsuspected wisdom, because the spirit in him no longer rests, so it once has been awakened to life. The body then cannot remain insensitive to the divine word in the long run; it is touched by the ray of my love, and its power starts to have an effect, so that the spirit becomes more and more alive and also the soul, which likewise increases in light and power, because every radiation on my part means light and imparts power out of me to man. Then the soul also succeeds to make itself comprehensible to man, to determine him, to pay attention to all impressions in the heart, and so therefore man now listens to the inside, he can quite clearly hear my word in himself and no also send it to the intellect. Then heart and intellect are therefore active; then the spirit spark having become awakened to life has accomplished a tremendous change of will; it has formed soul and body according to its will, which is therefore my will, to the receiving vessel of the power out of me; it has determined the soul the thinking, feeling and wanting of man to subordinate itself to me, and also the body then follows my will, and so man becomes consciously the receiver of my word, of my love radiation, which so to speak is the life elixir for the soul, through which eternal life is secured for it. Such a spiritual awakening can be carried out systematically, when the thoughts of man turn to me in free will and he asks me for power and favour, for my spirit. Then my power flows, because man himself wants it, obviously on into him, and then the soul as well as mans heart is able, to understand my word at the moment, because the power of the spirit has an incomprehensible effect that it can change a man in a moment to the receiving vessel of my spirit, as soon as he just has the firm will, to serve me through this ability, therefore to be active redeeming at fellowmen. This will is cause to a gift of favour of most comprehensive kind. It allows no limitations, because my spirit is unlimited and its work exactly only the will of man himself determines. And so also the will of man is determining, of what kind the work of the spirit is and in what way the utilization of the gift of favour is to take place, and according to this will every man gets awarded the gifts of the spirit to now be to fellowmen a living testimony of the success of the right relationship to me, his creator and father from eternity. Amen. B.D. NR. 5052.
Book 57 5053
Light and shadow. Bearer of truth.
30. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5053.
In the twilight you do not feel the shadows, but certainly so you stand in the light. The light is indeed to radiate your soul through that every shadow is absorbed, nevertheless a shadow will always again creep in, dark characters, who believe to be able to extinguish the light, so they place themselves before it. They certainly can temporarily darken a light, but where it is once been lightened in the heart of a man, there the shadows are also discovered and hindered that they spread. A man once having become seeing no longer lets darkness rule him, because he recognizes it early enough and counters it with the light, which comes from above. For that reason do not fear the shadows; they are incorporeal and no serious danger any longer for a light bearer; they will always be there, where a light shines brightly, but never be able to last in its shine. Who has made it his task, to carry the light among men, him also innumerable angels serve, because that man wants to serve God. And so he receives the light directly from God; he goes with it among men to lighten again little lights in the hearts, which are to illuminate the darkness of the night, which lies spread over the earth. And for that reason the light bearer will always be accompanied by shadows, until the night will once move and brightness of the day surrounds all men, until the light will shine so brightly that night is converted into a shining day. Then there will be no shadows any longer. But as long as there is still night in the hearts of men, everyone is also pursued by shadows, who wants to put a light into the night. As long as it is still dark in men, as longs as they walk in spiritual darkness, doubts come up from all sides, so a bearer of truth steps among them and wants to illuminate their hearts. And the doubts are hastily nurtured on behalf of darkness; because their endeavour is to extinguish every light. Lie and error will roll against truth, but dissolve into nothing before the bright light of truth. For the light consumes every shadow. And every doubt, which emerges in the heart of man, just needs to be presented to the light from above, and it becomes bright in the heart, because a dark shadow does not withstand this light. Where light is, is shadow, and for that reason do not be surprised, why so many men go along in darkness, when they shun the light and would like to hide in the shade. Then they lose the favour themselves; they prefer the night and remain dark in spirit until also they will feel the favour of the light in future and strive towards it, because without light no soul finds the way to eternal life, but which is always illuminated by light bearers, so that each one can walk on to it and the shadows of the night leave him for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 5053.
Book 57 5054
Night - Twilight - Dawn - Daylight.
31. January 1951. B.D. NR. 5054.
Who does not know night; he also does not appreciate the light. To climb up from the deep to the light always requires first a walk through darkness and a feeling of it as agony. The soul seeks to break away from that, what cause it agony, particularly then, when a ray of light touches it and has awakened a sense of well-being in it, which it would like to increase, and for that reason eagerly follows the light radiation, therefore slowly flees the darkness. This change out of night to the light can use little, but also very much time, but it is always an act of free will, therefore left to man himself, whether and when the soul lets this change be carried out at it. Because man is put into the world with duties and tasks, which to fulfil is his earth life purpose. He can now keep his soul in darkness despite eager earthly activity, because what gives light to the soul, are spiritual, not worldly goods. Man can therefore be active uninterruptedly, but still deny the soul the only thing, what it needs that spiritual food, which puts it into a state of light. Then it remains dark in it; then also only that world exist for it, as man sees it with his bodily eyes. But if man is intent on the well-being of his soul and he looks after it according to its desire, therefore gives to the spiritual in him spiritual, then the soul steps out of the state of darkness; night is reduced; a gently twilight gives way to dawn, and then the sun of the spirit rises sparkling, illuminating everything and feeding it with its power of life. Then it has climbed up out of deepest darkness to the light of the day, and light means happiness. Man is certainly prompted by his soul, but not always does he follow this prompting; then it is said his soul gives in to that, what the body wants. As long as it is dark in it, also the wanting can be directed wrongly, because it lacks cognition, the light, the knowledge about it, what is good for the soul. But again and again it is influenced by the spirit in it, to still follow the light, and man then just needs to provide the opportunity to the soul to receive light radiation through reading or spiritual communications, which are always a gift of favour from above and can lighten a light in the soul, which is of good will. Light alone is happiness, darkness agony and who is still in agony, in him is also still dark, and every illumination of the spirit loosens the agony, because it means recognizing truth, and truth makes free. Amen. B.D. NR. 5054.
Book 57 5055
Gods blessing rests on every vineyard work.
3. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5055.
I want to lead you, and you are to just let you be led without resistance. I know the hearts of those, who want to work for me, and am with them with my love and favour, allotting to each one the work, which he is able to do for me and my kingdom. You therefore, who want to serve me, you go no way according to you own will, but my will directs you, and you carry it out. And for that reason you will also always only act directed by my will, as soon as you ask me for advice before every activity and request my blessing. Then you can want, think and act according to own judgment, and it will always correspond to my will, because it is active in you. Your task is in that respect to inform fellowmen of the blessing of spiritual activity, to admonish them to set about the own soul work and to point out to them the urgency of it, because the end is near. Who himself has penetrated into the spiritual work, is to also impart such to fellowmen, so that the life of the soul is promoted, because the body is transient, but the soul immortal. Everything now, what is done to inform fellowmen, is blessed by me, because it means help for erring souls, to reach out of the darkness of the night to the light of the day. Your work is always to be to carry light into spiritual darkness, and every activity in this respect agrees with my will. I myself have lightened a light at many places; it constantly shines from above for you in form of my word, which enlightens everyone, who desire it. And this light is to be carried to everywhere, where is still darkness. Therefore I will also bless every activity, which is meant for the spreading of my word, which is offered to you from above as proof of my extremely great love to you men. That I speak to you men, expresses to you the urgency of an extraordinary help, and nevertheless you men must take part yourselves out of free will, if my help is to also become noticeable and bring rescue to spiritual blind men. I need you, my servants, so that you are active mediators, receiving my gifts of heaven and handing out to your fellowmen, to whom I cannot speak myself, because they are not able, to hear my voice. You are to offer the full cups of the water of life, which you are allowed to draw daily, to the thirsty, so that also they find refreshment on the trek through this earth life. And you are to also shout to those to refresh themselves at the spring of life, who want to hurry past heedlessly; you are to point them to this source, which is opened to men to the salvation of the soul, accessible to everyone and promising refreshment. Because men will all have need of much power and strengthening in the coming time and can receive it there, where the current of favour pours out from heaven, where I myself stand and shout at them: "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." I myself send you out, as light messengers to step into the way of those, who become tired and powerlessly on the long trek through the earth valley and urgently need a strengthening. You are to illuminate the way for them, and then they will also walk right on the way, which leads to me, from whom they can now constantly receive their soul food. You are to be active on behalf of your Lord, to gather the tired and hungry of the road; you are to invite them to the evening meal at my table you are to bring to fellowmen the Gospel in my name; you as my disciples of the time of the end are to be active restlessly, to announce me myself to men, so that I find no locked doors, so I come myself, to take up residence with them. And for that reason I gather you together, so that you are active for me together in my name, and I will always myself be with you with my favour and my blessing and direct all your steps. And what you undertake in my name will be right and be blessed by me. Amen. B.D. NR. 5055.
Book 57 5056
Where two or three are gathered together in my name.
4. and 7. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5056.
Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. You yourselves draw my presence close to, so you call me in the heart, so you come together for my sake, so you make me to the object of your conversations. I am in the midst of you and I myself call in into your conversations, because I fill you with power and direct your thoughts right. For that reason you can always be sure of my presence and also that I drive away everything, what would like to besiege you from the dark side, because where my light shines, the dark, wanting to harm you, flees. Then you are inaccessible to its evil influence and open for the light radiation from the spiritual kingdom. Then you will also hear my word, so as it comes from me, and feel its power and effect. I myself dwell in the midst of you and hand out my gifts of favour, giving to each one according to need, and your soul is to rejoice, because I myself give it food. Then you all eat at the table of the Lord. I hand out, and you receive, bread and wine my flesh and my blood you are my guests, whom I have invited to communion and who have willingly followed my invitation and for that reason given gifts of heaven by me extraordinarily richly, with my word, which is delicious food for your soul. When I am present for you, you will never need to live in want, because your father truly cares extremely richly for his children, who love him and want to be obedient to him. If you now gather in my name, so you push like children towards to me, your father, and my heart rejoices over your love and comes to you, to also announce to you my love towards you. Every call of a loving heart, every desire for me I fulfil, (7.2.1951) because I want to talk to you, and I want that you listen to me. I am always with you, so you grant me entry into the circle, where you dwell. Where my name falls, is expressed with the mouth or also in the heart, there is the place, where I like to stay, although you are not able to see me with bodily eyes. Every thought of you attracts me; therefore you also do not need to doubt my presence. And where men meet up to hold dialogue about my kingdom, there the possibility is also given, to express myself, because their hearts are completely without resistance to my divine power, and this power loosens the tongue for them they speak, driven by my spirit their thoughts will be directed right, because they can never ever be in error, where I myself have an effect. My work is certain, so a man is devoted to me in love. My blessing will always lie on spiritual conversations, because they are proof for me that my children desire to stand in truth, that they love me and that their thinking is directed at me. Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. These my words you are to take seriously, because they are a promise on my part, which can give you comfort and power at any time that you never stand alone, so you remember me. And then you can also expect every help from me full of confidence, because so I am with you, I also see and hear your suffering; I know about every request of the heart and fulfil it according to your faith. I dwell in the midst of you. The stronger this faith in my presence is the stronger will also be your faith in my help, so you are in trouble. But I also want that you ask me and so prove your faith in my presence. And for that reason I bless, who open themselves and listen to my answer who are prepared to hear my voice, so I want to talk to you. Because I always speak through the mouth of your fellowmen, may it be in speech and reply or also in direct address to him, who listens to the inside to my voice. I want to reveal myself to you men and am always prepared for that, but not always do I find men, who are also prepared to listen to me. To them I give in fullness words of love and of wisdom, words of advice and comfort, as I have promised, because so I am in the midst of you, I do not want to keep myself hidden, and since you are not able to see me, you are to hear me, however. And blessed who believe and gather together in my name, because I will bless them, and they will feel my blessing as power, which expresses itself in the desire upwards, towards me and towards eternal life. Amen. B.D. NR. 5056.
Book 57 5057
Intimately comforting father words.
8. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5057.
You are to look up to me in every trouble and you are not to entertain thoughts, which keep you back from spiritual striving, which make you weak and vacillating, because it is the material world, which so to speak holds you enthralled. Every earthly worry is superfluous, as long as you recognize in me your father, to whom you are allowed to come trustingly in all earthly needs. At any time you are to make yourselves aware of my great love; you are to think yourselves standing in this fullness of love, and you are to know that there is no trouble, which I could not become master of, and that I do everything, about what you ask me to be able to serve me carefree. At any time I have an open ear for your requests and needs, and I will never let you call in vain, because I want that you believe livingly to be able to experience the power of such a faith. I want to help you and I will help you. And so you firmly believe this, you banish every trouble yourselves, and you join me more and more intimately, what I want to achieve, so that you are firm and full of power, when the time of trouble overtakes you, which is inevitable for the whole of mankind. All the time seek help with me, and trustingly look up to me, and my help will be obvious, because I took everything from you, to be able to give to you unlimitedly. Amen. B.D. NR. 5057.
Book 57 5058
Revelation of the divine will. Love commands.
9. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5058.
You must fulfil my will revealed by me, if you want to be happy. And for that reason you must avoid and detest everything, what contradicts my will, and so constantly practise critic so to speak of your thinking, wanting and acting. For this must always accord with my commands, which demand love for me and for the neighbour. Your wanting, thinking and acting must therefore always have love for me and for the neighbour as principle; it must drive you to a just way of life, which will then always be in accordance with my will. A self-criticism is of extraordinary blessing, and where you just discover the smallest lack of love, this means already a slight resistance against me, a lack of regard of my will and a danger for your soul. You must constantly account to yourselves for your thinking, wanting and acting; you must work on yourselves, so that you carry out the change of nature at yourselves, so that you become perfect. My will is only to guide you to the eternal order, and this is a life in love. So your conduct is determined by love, so you do good to the neighbour and always strive to fulfil my will, you again enter into the eternal order, and you become again divine beings, which you once were, before you defected from me before you have left my order. But now, in your unlawful state, that order, my divine will, is revealed to you. You are informed about it; both the wrong as well as the right direction of the will in its effect is presented to you; the right way of life is taught to you and you are informed about the results of a wrong way, and you can live your earth life in fullest freedom of will, must, however, also bear its results. If you love me and your neighbour, then you will live according to my will, because then you can nothing but move in my eternal order, because love is original law; it is perfection, light and power. Then you again adopt your original form; you become again so, as I have created you, because out of the fullness of my love power you have emerged as highly perfect beings, which, however, had to move in my eternal will to remain perfect. That they once abused their free will and defected from me, increased however my love for these beings, and since they irrevocably have to enter again into my will, to regain the lost perfection, I constantly reveal my will to them I give the beings in the stage of free will as man the command of love for me and for the neighbour, so that they find again back to me, so that they again become like the original being, from which they once took their start, so that they again become happy beings, which they were from the very beginning. Amen. B.D. NR. 5058.
Book 57 5059
Pouring out of the spirit.
10. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5059.
I want to have an effect in you and develop my love and power in you; I want to put you in a state, where you feel my presence and are happy. I myself want to have an effect in you, i.e., my power is to make you alive; it is to give life to your soul, because without my work in you it is dead, although man lives. I want to awaken the soul to life, and since it cannot live without me, I myself must be able to be in you, what also results in my work in you. But I myself am spirit and therefore can only be with you in the spirit. You do not need to experience me bodily visible, and I can still have taken residence in you and give life to you through my influence. And then you can also speak with conviction of my presence, because you carry an obvious proof of it: inner enlightenment through the spirit you mature of inner cognition; you win knowledge, which can never be supplied to you by a man, unless the same process has already taken place in him, and he then imparts the so won knowledge to you. Therefore my spirit awakens you to life; but my spirit is for ever inseparable from me, and consequently must, who has been enlightened by my spirit, have received the light from me myself; he must have allowed my work in him, what is again only possible, when love possesses men, in whom I myself want to have an effect through my spirit. Without love the spirit out of me can never express itself; without love the human voice in man falls silent, and without love also every understanding is lacking for it, what is supplied to a man from a fellowman awakened by the spirit. Because my spirit is an enormous fire of love, full of power and effect, but always only then, when it is in its element, when it awakens in a heart, which is able to love and willing to love, otherwise the spirit withdraws and completely cuts itself off against everything ungodly in a man.
When therefore the pouring out of the spirit is spoken of, so it always means closest union with me, so that my work in man can take place, that therefore I myself look after man and manage his cognition, that I make him a knowing man moving in fullest truth, who now covers his earth way purposefully with the look upwards; who turns away from the world and strives for the spiritual kingdom, because it became bright in him and he recognized the spiritual kingdom as his true home, to which he now strives with all power. He becomes alive in his wanting, thinking and acting. He works consciously on himself to form himself so that he can constantly join me, because my work in him makes him happy and he now no longer wants to separate from me. My work in him is therefore obvious, when man strives upwards; then he no longer resists me and receives me in his heart, and then he will be flowed through by my love and my power; he stands in cognition, and the spiritual darkness has moved from him for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 5059.
Book 57 5060
Plan of salvation based on free will.
11. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5060.
My plan of salvation is fixed from eternity, but it is based on the free will of man. But not that I determine the human will to bring it into line with my plan from eternity, but I fit it into the free will of man; it therefore unwinds according to this will. Because I know about it for eternities, how it will be such at the end of this redemption period despite favourable influence and all possibilities for a change of will. In no way I have a determining influence. Perfect freest will results in all events on this earth. Not arbitrarily does everything unwind in the whole universe, but on my wisdom is everything based, which directs everything to lead all entities to a high development if possible, to reach a change of will, which is purpose and aim of earth life. Even the knowledge on my part about the failure of earth life for so innumerable souls does not hinder the scheduled course of the individual redemption periods, because the souls must come to a certain decision, although they also fail and must exhaust a new possibility to once reach the aim. Free will causes such possibilities, which I very well recognized for eternity and for that reason the development course of every individual soul is provided for down to the smallest detail according to purpose, notwithstanding the success. For I cannot determine the success, although I know about it, when I want to know it. But for me eternity is like a moment, and what is not achieved in one development period, can be achieved in again and again repeated development phases, but it must always happen regularly, because free will is not to be eliminated, but as also my love and wisdom can never withdraw or hide and this creates again and again the most favourable possibilities, to develop free will in the right way. The plan of salvation pursues the redemption of the souls only and their return to me when I achieve the aim, is without importance for me, but for you extremely important, because for you men, as long as you are still imperfect, the idea of time plays a part, you therefore can endless long time be in an unhappy state and you therefore must live through times of suffering, which are finished with the moment of the redemption of your soul, of the healing, for which my plan for eternity is meant and which I would like to promote continually, when your will does not resists me. The process of healing can be extremely lengthy; but it can also take place in a short time, what, however, you yourselves determine. And no matter if I also know about the success or failure, so this still does not determine my plan of salvation from eternity, because I am unchangeable for ever, and what my wisdom has once recognized as right, that my love power will also carry out, because it irrevocably leads to the aim, even so eternities go by over it. The world will once be redeemed, and all entities will be united with me, because nothing can resist my love for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 5060.
Book 57 5061
Explanation of the different natures of the word receivers.
12. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5061.
My child, receive my words without resistance and devote yourself to their effect. A task has been allotted to you, which can only fulfil a man, who establishes the union to the spiritual kingdom with heart and intellect; who therefore takes the state of feeling of mankind on earth into account, but then stands himself in the desire for the spiritual kingdom, and this is necessary in the last time before the end, where men have almost broken off every connection with me, where faith in a spiritual life and a spiritual future has almost completely got lost. I know about this state of trouble among mankind, and I must, to bring help to it, use means, which promise success, without limiting free will. Such a means is now the supply of pure truth from above through mediators able to receive, but who can also be called mediators insofar that they find access to the hearts of men easier through their nature. Because they are to really win those, who are still standing far from me. Consider this well that men striving for me dwell already in a sphere, where my work is easily recognized, but that men still being far from me are outside of that sphere and that it is therefore necessary that one has access to both spheres, to talk, as it is comprehensible to those, and to really also talk, what has gone out from me. I know it, why I chose you for this mission, because I know the hearts of men, who first examine everything intellectually, before they make it their property for themselves, and whose intellect is therefore not allowed to be passed over to be able to successfully have an effect on the souls.
The work of redemption is far more difficult with such man, however not hopeless, because my favour has an effect there, where the ear opens, so that my gift of favour can also touch the heart. My will now is that my work is also mentioned there, where the world still has strong influence. In the time of the end the announcing of my Gospel in the up to now usual way is bringing little success, if not even impossible. Men, who stand in the world and are also in touch with men of the world, are not so quickly rejected, so they speak on my behalf, than those, who have little contact, because their spiritual sphere is already another, into which men of the world are not able to put themselves in their position and for that reason rather find themselves repulsive than attracted. These spheres are now formed through stirrings of feelings, which can therefore be good or bad, full of love or lacking love. The nature of a man will always form these spheres, in which the soul now moves. But if I decide on a man, who wants to serve me, to a mission, then I myself form the sphere around him, which is in accordance with this mission, in which then the one wanting to serve can be active successfully for me and my kingdom but which is not to say that I make use of a man, who stands completely outside of spiritual spheres, since he could not be active in my name, but I spread a veil over the light, which would break through too brightly and sparkling and could exactly cause that confusion among men of the world, which would be an obstacle to win one of them. I choose men for such a mission, who will wise have become mine, who my love has seized and whom I can now use as tools in the last time before the end. I myself have an effect in them and through them. And that may be given to you on the question, why not all men have the same emotion and that nevertheless a fullness of love power becomes effective, which is not obvious. Because I see the heart, and I know about the will of man, in which degree he is turned to me, and according to this will is also his calling for my kingdom. Amen. B.D. NR. 5061.
Book 57 5062
12. and 13. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5062.
A light will be given to you from above, when it is still dark in you. And my messengers have been instructed to make available the light to all who desire it. What contributes to the enlightenment of the spirit will be imparted so that they will certainly be able to differentiate truth from error and always recognize him who is eternal truth himself. You, my earth children, you are determined to highest happiness, which I can prepare for you; but the degree of happiness will always be in a state according to your will, because this I do not determine. But highest happiness also requires highest demands for your will, for to reach the adoption as children of God, which secures you the inheritance of the father, you also have to be perfect as your father in heaven is perfect. I demand much of you earth children but I give you infinitively more. What I demand of you is to completely place yourselves under my will and reshaping to love to a high degree. For the degree of happiness can be infinitively different in eternal life, always according to the degree of love, which you let flare up in you and develop into activity. This love activity therefore determines the degree of maturity and therefore also the degree of happiness, from which you can see that the adoption as children of God calls for a complete love life on earth, that the nature of man during earth life is reshaped to love, to my image, to my right child, for which I have prepared all delights as I have promised. A unique earth walk must have earned this soul the adoption as child of God because this high degree of maturity can no longer be achieved in the otherworldly kingdom although a being can also there still reach undreamt-of fullness of light. However a light being can, when it once again embodies itself on earth in the flesh for the purpose of a leadership mission, gain adoption as a child of God, but which causes an exceedingly sorrowful and difficult earth life, together with a redeeming activity on earth, which was the occasion for its renewed embodiment. Only beings standing in a high degree of light strive for renewed embodiment on earth, however only due to love for erring man, to whom they want to bring help in times of greatest spiritual want. On the other hand every light receiving soul in the spiritual kingdom is also to be called happy to a certain degree, and this happiness is enough to arouse in it the will of help towards the beings still languishing in darkness, which state of theirs they know about and want to redress it. There is no light soul, which does not have this will of help in it because receipt of light requires love and love wants to express itself all the time. Every love effect in the spiritual kingdom increases the happiness of the beings, and such a being never wants to be back on earth, as it sees an enormous scope of work for its love power and also feels the always increasing fullness of light and happiness. But no being is transferred back onto earth against its will because this would violate my divine order. With light beings, also of lower degree, this will is not found, except unusual high spirit beings descent to earth to carry out the above mentioned mission. As soon as a soul only owns a small degree of knowledge, it also knows about the possibility of a further development in the spiritual kingdom because then the love in it is roused, otherwise it would still be in complete darkness. But when a soul now is still blind in spirit then the desire for the earth can emerge in it, but never for the purpose of maturation, but it is only the desire for matter which pulls it to earth, and this desire will not be fulfilled from my side. Because this desire is easier to be conquered in the otherworldly kingdom than on earth, and without overcoming of this desire there is no light, no spiritual ascent. Who has neglected on earth to acquire a little spark of knowledge, which therefore requires love effect, he is also in deep darkness in the hereafter, and a transferring back of him to earth would not be an act of mercy, but certainly a violation of my eternal order, which pursues permanent progress and through my will excludes every step back. But in this case a re-embodiment would be an unjust compensation in the failure of the soul on earth; it would not be love and mercy for my part, but an enormous burden for the soul, which would have to take on the responsibility a second time without the certainty to reach its goal. And it would also not reach its goal because understandably the renewed embodiment would have to make far more difficult demands on it to compensate for the unusual privilege, but its will would remain free on the other hand. So it would have to take the test of will twice, which would mean just as much as if I would increase the earth life time for a man twice as much and therefore bypass an existing law of nature. Besides a soul, which has once failed on earth, would be bound afresh by my opponent and its will weakened, because the way to me, to the divine redeemer, will be bared for it by Satan through the world because it was for the longing as also for matter and it receives what it desires. The will of the being alone is always determining but exactly this will is not for a transferring back to earth, when the soul possesses just a glimmer of knowledge. But the transferring back will not be granted to a soul, which is still wandering in complete darkness, because my wisdom knows about the danger and mostly failure of a renewed course on earth and my love promotes no step back, but only an ascent. My law from eternity is building up and progress as far as I am concerned only ascent development possibilities are favoured, which certainly also can remain unsuccessful but then due to the will of the being. Only its will can prompt a step back, but never my will. Isolated cases of transferring back onto earth have their special reason, but do not warrant the assumption that every soul can arbitrarily again return to earth when it once has covered this course without or with little success. But that the soul again and again incarnates itself that is certain, because it is to continue its ascent development in the otherworldly kingdom and this always requires an activity assigned to it, which it carries out in a new embodiment on one of the innumerable creations, which all serve as maturation stations for the spiritual. But the activity and the assignment are of different nature than on earth and also cannot be made understandable to you men, only the serving love always remains the redemption and maturation principle. Innumerable possibilities are at my disposal to have a favourable effect on the souls, which have passed away from earth still immature. Life on this earth was an unusually success promising one, but which leaving it unused can never be made up for in such a way, that the being embodies itself again on earth as often as it likes, which is why the teaching of re-embodiment is misleading, therefore one cannot conclude from isolated, justified cases on a re-embodiment of every soul on this earth, which would be rather disadvantageous than to be to the souls advantage. The free decision of the will of a soul has to be taken on earth and can also be taken in one earth life with the help of the divine redeemer Jesus Christ. Who rejects him has forfeited an unusual favour, and he has to wrestle in the hereafter until he reaches knowledge and he makes use of his help still over there. The death on the cross of Jesus is of such enormous importance for the redemption of all spiritual that only the will of man needs to be ready to be redeemed, but that a will which fails also has to bear the consequences: an unspeakable difficult ascent development in the spiritual kingdom or a sinking into the deepest depth, which again has as a consequence the course through all material creations a reincarnation of no desirable implications an endlessly long lasting state of agony, until again the stage of free will as man is reached, which now gives him a renewed possibility to make the decision of the will. No being will get lost forever, but when it reaches happiness is determined by the will of man. But the law of eternal order remains to exist because it is based on my wisdom and love, which are unchanging forever. B.D. NR. 5062.
Book 57 5063
Individuality of the individual souls.
14. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5063.
When my will of creation became active, my wisdom also saw the success of all that, what my love and power had created; I saw the course of development of the fallen spiritual; I also saw the partly relapse into the deep; I saw an endless army of originally created spirits fighting against each other in the universe. I saw the demonic work everywhere in the kingdom of the spirits and in the creations of earthly material kind. I saw the up and down; I saw the constantly changing forms, and my wisdom, full of light, recognized the enormous work of redemption as once bringing in success, over which my love rejoiced and for that reason my will was creatively active on and on. I foresaw the success for eternity but I also saw the innumerable originally created spirits resisting me, which need infinitely long time, before they surrender to me without resistance. But this did not irritate me, because time is eliminated for me, when I just once reach my aim. But the plan of redemption for this spiritual remaining in resistance to me, considerably deviates from the spiritual less hardened, because that needs several endless long periods of development until its final redemption, and each one means another process of redemption, than it was the previous one. Because sin is always getting bigger the more often free will is abused, and the end stage as man also brings to the spiritual being the cognition, because I give it the intellect, by virtue of which it can distinguish right from wrong. Until the soul of a man can be fashioned, all creations must have been walked through so to speak by the individual soul substances; the soul has gathered together all little particles, which once belonged to an original being creating in spiritual freedom, and this original being receives as man again that consciousness of self, which it no longer possessed in the pre-stages of the development. It remains then in the opposite kingdom also an individual being conscious of itself, although it then creates and works in the joining together with equally mature spiritual. It recognizes itself also as that, what it once was, and is indescribably happy in this consciousness of self.
But the last earth life test can also, although it is not too difficult, not be passed, and then my work of redemption in one course of development has not been possible, and the being has to go through a second, far more difficult process of redemption; it must take again its stay in new creations of material kind, and indeed the soul is again dissolved into innumerable little particles and according to their properties again engendered into different forms, and the course of ascent development begins anew. A soul, having become renegade from me as man, has now increased its sin of the defection from me by many times and must now understandably suffer considerably more than in the individual development stages of the previous period. Nevertheless my unlimited love is also now again at work to help this soul up, so that also now again at the end of the earth course in the mandatory law the soul, now having found itself again, can embody itself in the flesh body for the purpose of passing of the last test of will on this earth. This soul can indeed later in the state of maturity look back on a completely different earth course, as the one in the preceding period has been, nevertheless it is the same spiritual being, but as which it only recognizes itself in a certain state of light, where the remembering back is given to it. Every soul, which enters the opposite kingdom after the death of its body, remains, what it is, and can always climb higher and higher and with and in the joining together with the same spiritual, make innumerable beings happy on earth, as also in the spiritual kingdom; but it always remains the same being, and its consciousness of self will never get lost for it. But if it sinks into the deep, then also its thinking becomes confused; it no longer recognizes itself and can again harden into solid substance at the extreme decline, therefore start again the course of development in new creations of earth. Only in a certain degree of maturity the being recognizes itself, and this degree of maturity has been reached, as soon as the soul is allowed to embody itself as man, why therefore man has a clear consciousness of self, which the soul also does not loose, unless it falls back into the deepest darkness, where it can no longer recognize itself as that, what it is and what it was. I collect all spiritual again for myself, what once got lost; I want to again win it so back, as it originated with me. I want to draw angel beings to my heart, completely free, in highest perfection standing, glowing with love, and I will reach this aim, even so when eternities pass over it, because my love, wisdom and power is unlimited, and my will to created will never stop, until also the last spiritual being is redeemed and has become my child. Amen. B.D. NR. 5063.
Book 57 5064
Gods joy by the love of his children.
16. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5064.
I truly have my joy by the love of my earth children for me and are always prepared, to arouse this love for me more and more, because this also means increased happiness for my children, when they connect with me always more and more and receive the proof of my counter love that they hear me, that they hear my voice in them as most delicious gift. Only love prepares happiness, and for that reason it must also be lightened in you; a fire must flare up in you, which spreads light your heart must long for the unification with me, because that is love that you long for the joining together with me. Every earth child, who acknowledges me as creator and father from eternity, also wants to be united with me and in this way increase the power in it; unconsciously it longs back to that state, in which it was from the very beginning, as it still stood in fullest love for me as sign of its perfection. Out of this state it voluntarily stepped out; it denounced me its love; it turned away from me and became unhappy, since only love can prepare true happiness. But I would like to give you again purest happiness; I would like you to taste the joys of my love, but which also demands your counter love to be able to be effective. I would like to excite your hearts that they go out to me; I alone would like to enthral your feelings; I would like that every thought of yours is only meant for me, that you push towards me and offer your hearts to me; I would like to possess you completely and until all eternity. For that reason I want that you let love for me flare up, that you turn all your thoughts to me, that I am the most desirable for you, that you seek me in all seriousness, and so you have found me, never leave me out; I want that heart and soul push towards me and that I myself can let my love radiate out of you to make you to happy beings. And for that reason I continually woo for your love and rejoice over each one child, which lets itself be drawn by me up to my heart. And my father love never lets from me, what has once voluntarily surrendered to it. Amen. B.D. NR. 5064.
Book 57 5065
Eternal love. Reason of revelation.
17. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5065.
Recognize him, who speaks to you, as eternal love himself, which announces itself to you to help you. Do not doubt, you listeners, that I myself dwell among you in the word, by consider that an extreme great spiritual need causes me, to reveal myself to you, that you yourselves are in this trouble, because it is shortly before the end. You walk completely carelessly through your earth life and do not care about it, what happens to your soul after the death of your body; you just care for your earthly life and for the maintenance and the sense of well-being of the body, which is transient, but you do not pay attention to the immortal in you. If you would know about the terrible consequences of your attitude, then you would also understand how great the spiritual trouble is, and you would also understand it that I want to help you, to find out of it. For that reason I seek to present to you through revelations, which fate you are heading for; I seek to make clear to you, why the effect of your wrong attitude cannot be differently than an extreme agonizing state of suffering in the hereafter or even a new banishment in solid matter. I seek to inform you about my eternal plan of salvation through revelations, so that you understand, why everything exists, and that just the eternal salvation of your soul is striven for by my will. I come myself to you and reveal myself, because otherwise you do not believe me, because humanly intellectually you cannot explain the context to yourselves and also again human wise cannot be instructed truthfully. But you are to recognise me, when I speak to you, certainly through the mouth of man, but which is only my tool, of which I make use and speak myself to you, because it is necessary. Because there is no longer much time until the end. And exactly in the last time my opponent will strongly besiege you and seek to distract you from right recognition, from truth, so that you completely go blind in spirit and certainly head for eternal ruin. And because the night around you is so terrible dark, I lighten a little light everywhere, to illuminate the darkness, and who strives for the light, who does not withdraw from its effect and flees, he will be enlightened in the spirit. Truth will become obvious to him and the great spiritual trouble is removed for him. For that reason I reveal myself to you again and again, and you are to believe it that it is me, who speaks to you your creator and father from eternity, who has your interest at heart, as my children being in danger, and whom I want to help for that reason, before it is too late. And when I admonish you to love, so you can very well recognize that eternal love itself speaks to you, because my opponent would truly not urge men to fulfil the basic law of love, which he himself has violated and which he resists as a matter of principle. Only from me comes love from, and love again and again leads back to me. Therefore my opponent will also not push you towards me myself, by him teaching you love. And so drop all doubts, and believe it unconditionally that only eternal love speaks to you, when the words are good and full of wisdom, when they ennoble you and turn you thinking to me, I who am your most loving father from eternity. So your heart is touched by my word, then you have the surest sign of my presence and also the right and the duty to believe, what is announced to you through my revelations. Because I am also eternal truth, the light from eternity, which radiates into all hearts to drive the prince of darkness out of it. I want to come to you as rescuer in spiritual trouble, and you are not to refuse me entry into your heart; you are to open the door wide for me and let the shining light fall into it; you are to drive out the night and heading for a bright day you are to find to me through my revelations and then be relieved of all spiritual trouble. Amen. B.D. NR. 5065.
Book 57 5066
Spiritual community. Increased work.
18. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5066.
A work in joining together will always produce greater success, although each ones individual mans work for the spiritual kingdom is blessed and for that reason also each of my children is entrusted with being incessantly active in my vineyard. But as soon as mine get together to serve me, one will complement the other and be able to help him there, where that one is too weak. Every activity, whether individual or in union, is supported by opposite light beings, and for that reason you men are so led, as the light beings recognize it as blessed and as it is also successful for the souls of my children. All of you must mature one another; you must learn to recognize yourselves; you must serve one another as model, but as one is also to draw the others attention to his faults, however in love and brotherly care, so that one helps the other up. I need an army of strong fighters, who stand up for me before the world, when a professing is demanded from you. And these armed forces are to join already before more closely, so that not the one or the other is attacked and made unfit for action through the influence of my opponent, so that not the one or the other lets up in spiritual striving, because he lacks every possibility of activity, which he alone often does not recognize. The spiritual joining together of mine also increases the power of the individual; he sees so to speak the effect of my favour and love power at his brothers and sisters and strives himself for the most possible perfection, driven by my love spirit, which works visibly, where mine are gathered together in my name. But tasks are also set for all of you, that you are to meet conscientiously - to also bring your own surroundings again on the way of light, which they have left or not yet found each one is to work in his small circle. Amen. B.D. NR. 5066.
Book 57 5067
Will directed towards God. Fetters of love.
20. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5067.
For me it is enough that your will is directed towards me, that you long for truth and, to be able to get into contact with me, strive to become like me. Then my will is also prepared to give to you, and your aim you will reach effortlessly the final unification with me, which secures light and power for you until all eternity. The turning in thoughts to me is winning success for your soul, because I do not let myself be called twice; I come so just one thought from you is meant for me. Because this thought is already the stretching out of your hands upwards. Your decision of will turns out in my favour; you yourselves turn away from my opponent, and I seize this opportunity to draw you completely to me, because you have given up your resistance, as soon as you seek me in thoughts. My kingdom is not of this world if you seek me in thoughts, so you already put the earthly world consciously behind you, because the world lets no thoughts come up for me, i.e., who is chained in it, he does not remember me, but he is a slave to him, who rules the world. A man, who still belongs completely to the world, cannot get into contact with me, because I do not exist for him so long, as he devotes his love to the world. The teaching of mine he can certainly know, but he lacks the faith in the truth of this teaching, and therefore I also exist in his thoughts nothing but a fantasy character of which existence he lacks all conviction. But if he seriously seeks to fathom me, then he has already broken away from the world, and then I can also draw him up; then nothing prevents him from right cognition; then his love turns to me, whom he strives to reach. I therefore know it, when the separation from my opponent is carried out, and can then also assert my influence, while before the will must first decide, towards whom he leans. Again and again I step in a mans way, so that he might follow another direction of thoughts, which is not just meant for the earthly world I make myself noticeable to him in some way, so that he thinks about the being, which let him arise. And has he once reached this thought, then he also does no longer let it go; then I have slipped a quiet fetter over him, but which does not press him, but lets him incessantly follow me without resistance. He himself no longer wants to free himself from this fetter; voluntarily he has let me capture him, because his will sought me and I let myself be found. It is the fetter of love, the power, which flows through him, which comes from me and meets with a response in his heart. And he never wants to flee from this love power, because it does his soul good, and that is my seizing; with my love I keep, who just turns his thoughts to me, because love is no compulsion, because it only has an effect, where the resistance has been given up. Amen. B.D. NR. 5067.
Book 57 5068
Practising love only task on earth.
21. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5068.
There is only one way to me, which you must go, otherwise my kingdom remains closed to you, otherwise the way leads into the deep. It is the way of love, which must absolutely be followed, because it is the only way, which leads to me. To go the way of love means to carry out a change of nature at oneself, because at the beginning of the embodiment as man self-love predominates, which he must give up, if right love is to come to development in him, which marks him as divine creature. It is unselfish neighbourly love, which carries out this change of nature in you and which must therefore be practised always and constantly, if you want to come close to me and be received into my kingdom, where highest happiness is your lot. To practise love is therefore that task, which was given to you for the time of the your earth walk, to always be only unselfishly active in love, to give, to help and to so constantly awaken counter love. A further task I have not set for you, because when you fulfil this one, you do everything, what is necessary for the passing of the last test of will on earth; because who practises love, he strives for me myself, I who am eternal love. Only through love you establish again the connection with me, which was your lot at the very beginning; only through love you become again that, what you were from the very beginning, to divine beings in the full possession of power and light. Love for the neighbour certainly causes a certain self-overcoming, because man must sacrifice, what he possesses, because he must break away from that, what he loves himself, to give it to the neighbour, who is in need. But he wins thousand times more than he gives, because with every work of love he comes closer to me myself; with every work of love he reduces the distance from me, and with every work of love he receives himself light and power, the outflow of my eternal love. He gives earthly and receives spiritual back, until then his won wealth enables him, to be able to hand out spiritual himself, and he now already works as my servant for me, what always only depends on deep love for me and for the neighbour. Without love you cannot be happy, but the love spark you all carry in the heart, and it can very fast flare up to a bright flame; then it seizes everything and always gives new food to the flame that it lights up brightly and the way to me is now visible.
Practise love; give up that, what fellowman lacks, and give to him to the best of your ability, then the awareness of my presence will also awaken in you, and then you have exchanged something delicious against that, what you gave. Your love has attracted me myself, and the love in you now allows a union, which was not possible before love establishes the joining together with eternal love, which always results in highest happiness. Amen. B.D. NR. 5068.
Book 57 5069
Prayer in the spirit and in truth. Pious gestures.
22. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5069.
I do not respect pious gestures; they really are just an external robe of splendour, which is to veil the view into the heart. Who truly remembers me intimately and speaks to me with simple, unaffected words, to him every ceremony, every external movement or gesture is foreign; the heart does not need such; it turns to me the straight way and shouts its needs to me or also its love and veneration, and I hear every thought, which climbs up out of the heart to me. But where an inner feeling is to be recognized outwardly, there too much value is placed on the opinion of fellowmen, since I myself need no such outer proofs and the heart of men lies open before me without such. You then just want to convince fellowmen of an apparent intimate relationship with me, and so you do not come to me with an undivided mind, but let the judgement of fellowmen be too convenient for you. But moreover your prayer also loses in intimacy, because an intimate connection with me lets you forget everything around you, but lets also every outer gesture appear nonsensical and contemptuous. As long as you therefore still give away outwardly, what is to move you only inwardly, you also have still not found the intimate joining together with me in thoughts, which allows no formalities, because you are then so completely seized by me that you forget the world around you, that you are true children of your father, whose love for the father gives room to nothing else. You certainly are not to forget your neighbour and always have an open eye and ear for his needs; you are not to go past him heedlessly, when he comes to you full of suffering; you are not to overlook him; you are not to be arrogant to him, but help him in humility, patience and mercy, serve him according to your powers and out of love to him. But so you long to get into intimate contact with me, your thinking is to also only be meant for me, and no formalities are to disturb or mark this intimate community. Because I want to be worshipped in spirit and in truth, and this is to happen in the quiet little chamber, where no-one is witness of the dialogue of the heart of father and child. And everything is to fall off you, what is appearance, because I am eternal truth and also want to be called upon in all truth. Amen. B.D. NR. 5069.
Book 57 5070
Peace of the soul. Presence of God.
23. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5070.
And you all will find that peace, the peace of the soul, which the world is not able to give you, you who are mine, so you connect yourselves intimately with me, you who have the will to serve me and to be fit workers for me in my vineyard. This peace will come over you suddenly, and you will be animated by a deep faith, by a faith, which no longer lets my presence seem to you as being unreal, but the awareness is so deep anchored in you that you can hold dialogue with me at any time and are never left by me. Then the world no longer bothers you, and my word, which you are allowed to receive constantly, is compensation for you for everything, what is denied you earthly. My spirit pours uninterruptedly in to you, and the body now also subordinates itself to the power of the spirit; it desires nothing any more and leaves everything to me to do, when and how I give to it. Then you have found the peace of the soul, which knows no own will any longer, than to just fulfil mine, and which is for that reason also uninterruptedly active and works in love. What before still besieges you, that shall not frighten you; the spirits of displeasure and of anger must be driven out of each one heart, which desires the peace of the soul; a pure spiritual act must take place, which often only a great excitement can manage, but which is of greatest blessing for the soul. And so that you then prove yourselves, I am always again and again prepared to grant help, which sends you power and favour from above and shows you that I am always present to you and that you are never left. There is nothing, what I could not remove, and there is no trouble, which is so big, that I would not become master of it. For that reason every earthy worry is superfluous, but you are always to be concerned spiritually and do, what I require from you. My word may be for you guarantee for it that you belong to mine, for whom I care at any time. And for that reason believe and do not be afraid, whatever may come over you; I know about everything and also know why it comes over you. And without my permission nothing happens. But I can also avert suffering from you and also want to do it, so that you believe and always come closer to me, so that you obviously feel me and become and remain aware of my constant presence, so trouble comes over you, which precedes the last end. But then you are to work for me and my kingdom and for that reason stand yourselves in deep unshakable faith, which then also has the deep peace of the soul as companion. Amen. B.D. NR. 5070.
Book 57 5071
Gifts of favour. Help to the ascent. Love.
23. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5071.
Where my favour is rejected, there a spiritual ascent is impossible, although an earthly ascent is obviously recorded, because the powers of darkness intervene immediately, where resistance is put up to me. For that reason earthly advantage cannot be described as divine favour, because the world is not my kingdom, and my favour is a gift from above, from that kingdom, which is not of this world. Receiving my favour means so much, as to receive power directly from me myself, which is necessary for spiritual ascent and for that reason is never allowed to be spurned. But men, who do not believe in me, also do not want to accept the expression "favour", which they regard as something degrading, because they themselves are still of an arrogant spirit. In exactly the same way they will also reject my great gift of favour, my word, which they believe not to need and which for that reason only few men utilize so, as it is to be utilized because of its power transmission. Spiritual arrogance rebels against the gift of favour of the heavenly father, driven through my opponent, who does not want to give rise to pure truth and for that reason also seeks to hinder men in every way to get in touch with me. Nevertheless to each one the opportunity is offered, to make use of my gift of favour; each one is to draw power out of it; each one is to mature at his soul and again and again receive new favours. Because this does not need to be recognized publically. The right directed thinking of man is likewise a favour on my part, which indeed must also be received consciously, but as it is also to be requested. For the desire lets again and again flood in new favours to man and makes him robust in every temptation, which still approaches him in great measure, who wants to escape from the opponent and find entry into my kingdom. As far as I am concerned those means are always and always again applied, which can bring in success, when they are used right. And for that reason the will of man itself is decisive, how far he stands in favour, because I am gracious to everyone, who does not openly resist me. For I just want to promote the ascent of the soul; I want to help my earth children to free themselves in a short time from everything, what still belongs to the world; I want to stand by them perpetually as rescuer and helper. But I also want that they listen to me and do, what I advise them out of my love, which wants to seize everything and also does, when it finds no resistance. But who has once felt my love, he lets no opportunity pass, to take possession of favour, because he recognizes its effectiveness, and he also wants to reach up, as soon as he has just once recognized me and knows about his aim on earth. And he will also reach his aim and be happy through my favour. Amen. B.D. NR. 5071.
Book 57 5072
Overcoming of matter. Awakening of the spirit.
24. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5072.
Who moves in matter and gives it too much power over his thoughts, he can hardly become conscious of the spirit in him, which stands in fullest conflict to matter. Who therefore wants to bring the spirit in him to awakening, he must as first thing have overcome matter, i.e., he is not allowed to be its slave any more, but he must be its master. It is not allowed to rule him any longer; he must be able to easily separate from it and consequently give it up himself, by him sharing with his fellowman, what he himself possesses of material goods, who suffers need and whom he can help by giving earthly material goods. This process of love work to the neighbour is necessary to give life to the spirit in him, because through it man fashions himself so that my spirit can become effective in him, because the spirit spark in him stands in indissoluble connection with me, its father spirit from eternity.
Understandably the divine in man, if it is to be able to express itself, must now address the divine, because a connection of the divine with the imperfect is not possible, but love fashions the imperfect to a divine being. Without love my spirit in man cannot announce itself; but the love of man goes into activity to fellowman and therefore now also that one proves love to me and can consequently also be given my love expression. My power can flow over on to him and get expressed in spirit work. Unselfish neighbourly love will always only that man practise, who has become master over matter, and then the spirit in him can also be active. Consequently I myself get into intimate contact with man, because his spirit is my share. Do you men now recognize, what you win, so you free yourselves from matter? Do you recognize how vain earthly goods are, when you win me through the giving up of it? Little you give up, and infinitely much you receive back the most valuable becomes your possession my love, which pours into your heart and gives you unmeasured spiritual wealth. Matter is certainly given to you as test of your will, but you can apply it to blessed activity much misery you can alleviate with it and therefore be effective in love on earth. Then matter creates spiritual goods for you, because you accomplish good works with it; then it is in your hands just the means to gain spiritual treasures, but always only then, when you part with it, because matter and spiritual goods can never be acquired together, as long as man still lets his heart be captured by matter. It must be overcome, and that is your task on earth, if you want to bring the spirit spark in you to awaken and with it also establish the connection with me, if you want to give to me the right of residence in your heart. But then you have won everything; then you just work for the spiritual kingdom; then you have passed the earth life test, because so I have once taken up residence in you, I no longer go from you; then you are filled by my spirit and candidates of my kingdom, which is not of this world. Then you return into the father house, to me, from whom you once went out and who does not rest until you have become his for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 5072.
Book 57 5073
Look into the opposite kingdom. Experimental faith. Love.
25. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5073.
If you could see into that kingdom, which lies beyond earth, which holds all those souls, which have departed from this earth, only then you would recognize how great your responsibility to the soul is, as long you live on earth. Not only darkness would shake you to the soul, but also the kingdom of light would awaken a desire in you for those fields, which you could very well get for the soul, when you live right on earth, i.e. use your will in the right way, when you fulfil your earth task. But that kingdom must remain closed to you, to not inevitably cause you to a change of life, because only free will is decisive for your lot in eternity. Both the kingdom of horror as well as the kingdom of happiness must remain closed to you, but often enough you receive knowledge of that through my messengers. You can believe it or not, but as intelligent men you must always reckon with the possibility that it is truth, what the announcers of the word of God teach you, because also the opposite of it you cannot prove. And so you would also have to take this knowledge about a survival after death in agony or happiness into account in earth life; you would have to prepare yourselves so, that you do not get into danger, to be received by the kingdom of darkness. You would have to try it to believe, because such an experimental belief is still better than lack of faith. You would have to live good, even so you cannot believe it that there is once a repayment of your acts on earth in the spiritual kingdom. Then faith itself would also come, because it follows love. And to be good on earth means leading a life in love. Even so you also cannot force yourselves to believe, so you could still force yourselves to good deeds; even so you do not notice at first the feeling of love in you. You can give, help your fellowmen in all trouble; you can help them through loving words and looks and awaken love in them, and you will feel it that it does good for you yourselves, having done a good deed. Love will also flare up in you, and suddenly also your thoughts will no longer be so cold against that, what is demanded of you to believe. Because the opposite powers help you to come to cognition, and indeed only the powers of the kingdom of light, who have influence on a man, who makes an effort to be good. The powers of darkness on the other hand will always be able to work there successfully, where men live against my will, who lack love in words and deeds and are therefore also of a dark spirit. In them faith will still die, because darkness seeks to keep their souls and therefore also withholds cognition from them. But their lot in future is terrible and still cannot be averted, because it is again the free will of man, which creates this lot for himself. Light and darkness will always stand in opposition to each other, and that already should make man think that ignorance of a life after death is a state of darkness, while that man, who firmly and unshakably believes in a life after death, already possesses a light, because his faith is conviction. And he is also in the light, because such a faith is the result of love, and love is a fire, which radiates light. And light means cognition, a knowledge, which agrees with truth. Amen. B.D. NR. 5073.
Book 57 5074
Name of Jesus is not to be used in vain.
25. and 26. February 1951. B.D. NR. 5074.
My name is not to be used in vain. This has been given to you men as a command, of which observing expresses love for me and its non-observing is counted for you as a sin against me. Because my name is to be holy for you; it is to be honoured in heaven and on earth. My name can therefore be abused, however always to the disadvantage of the soul of him, who seeks to disparage me. Therefore also my opponent can permit himself encroachments and speak of me in a disparaging way, i.e., who does not believe in me, who denies me, he is my opponent and will also speak of me in a way, which hurts the believing man, and in future he must also accept the responsibility for it, because this is an abuse of my name and testifies to the resistance against me. But I do not hinder him, when he abuses my name or expresses it as cover of his piety. But as soon as he expresses it to reaffirm a lie, as soon as my opponent seeks to gain belief through mentioning of my name, you must yourselves examine extremely sharp, whether you yourselves give him cause to use this means to win you. You must examine yourselves, whether you yourselves, through desires and vices of all kind, call in him, who wants to ruin you for ever. Then his endeavour is to completely destroy faith in me, faith in the divinity in Jesus Christ, in his unlimited might and power and his extremely great love. (26.2.1951) My name is extremely holy and cannot be expressed by a spirit of the underworld in the deepest meaning of its word, i.e., it cannot be quoted as name of God, the highest and most perfect being, because that dark being would then also acknowledge me myself as its God and father from eternity. But the name can be mentioned as just "name", and this is a temptation, which is often successful. Such a being can therefore introduce itself under this name; can however not deceive you as God, as soon as you call upon it to confess itself as God father or God son. This is to be observed that every dark being leaves, as soon as it is opposed with the name Jesus in living faith in him as Gods son and redeemer of the world. Every evil spirit leaves the divinity of Jesus; the name however, which is just casually used as name, is ineffective, as also the other way round a being of the underworld can get itself the name of Jesus, without wanting to introduce itself as Gods son. The word without the spirit is just a dead word; but you men are to respect the spirit and not the dead letter. Everything, what is true, must have life; a being, which is in the night of death, will never grasp the full truth and so also not the extremely great holiness of my name, therefore also express my name completely without cognition, certainly to deceive men, but not aware of it, in which the deception lies, because it just expresses a wrong name to not needing to call its own name; but it cannot grasp at all, whose name it expresses. Nevertheless my name can be held against such a being in deep faith in me, and it will flee the light and no longer besiege the man. But the test you men must carry out yourselves you must know, whether you yourselves connect with me so deeply and intimately that you therefore let myself be present in you. Then you also have to fear no deception of dishonest spirit beings. And so you feel besieged or doubt, then call my name in believing trust and deep devotion, and I will chase away every dark being from you, because you yourselves apply the weapon, which I have recommended to you. For no being will be able to withstand my name, which is not yet redeemed. B.D. NR. 5074.
Book 57 5075
The care of the father of the family for his servants - Vineyard work.
1. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5075.
I am love myself, and love can deny you nothing, unless your soul would be harmed through it. My extremely great and infinite love you must imagine, so you become vacillating in faith that I help you, so your trust is small and you are afraid in earthy trouble. I do not leave mine in trouble, but will free them out of it always, when it is the time. But that I let you get into earthly trouble, is not an arbitrary act, but care for the salvation of your soul as also foresight full of wisdom of that, what makes your journey through life easier to be able to serve me unhindered. You have entered my service and as my servants also left to the care of your Lord. And I will always care for you so, that you can fulfil your service, otherwise I truly would be a bad father of the house. And I need you. I need your work for me and my kingdom, because to many souls rescue is still to be brought in spiritual trouble. You often lack faith in it; you often become lukewarm, and you still consider the world too much as important; often you are doubting your important task, and then earthy troubles must come again and again, which strengthen faith in me for you and give you increased impetus for spiritual work. Because it will have to be done always more eagerly the closer the end approaches. And that the end approaches, I want to recall for you always and always again. It is just the calmness before the storm, which lets you become more indifferent at the moment, which sinks the quiet doubts into your heart that the world will assert itself and all spiritual could be unreal. It is still just a short delay, a short time, which is to be utilized in the extreme by my servants. And so that they can work unhindered, so that the work in my vineyard does not become a burden for them, but a joy, I take every earthly burden upon me and look after my servants, as a good father looks after his children. And trusting this, you are not to be afraid and timidly, because everything is subject to me, and I can truly direct all events so that they are a blessing to the individual. My care you are to recognize obviously and always become aware of my love, and you are to repay me my love, by you eagerly carrying out, which I called you to do, by you seeking to send to your fellowmen, what I offer you from above, because it is necessary that men are fed with food from above, which alone gives power and cognition to their souls. You are to offer them the bread of heaven, which you receive yourselves from me; you are to hand out in love to the neighbour, what my love gives to you. Then you work on my behalf, to the blessing of fellowmen; then you are my right servants, who can always be certain that I care for them with regard to time and also for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 5075.
Book 57 5076
Trouble of the faithless at the entry into hereafter.
2. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5076.
You all are to help with the redeeming of erring souls. Everyone, who believes in me and therefore also in a life of the soul after death, he is to also seek to impart this faith to his fellowmen, then he does a work of merciful neighbourly love, because he rescues such souls from death. If you would know by how much easier the lot of the souls is, which just carry a spark of faith in them at their departing from this earth, then you would do everything, to light this spark in you, and the greater it is, the brighter it is in him at the entry into the opposite kingdom. Who believes himself, is to give no rest, before he has not won fellowman for the faith. He is to work in all eagerness and will acquire a great reward for himself as a result, because the souls thank him thousand fold, which he has won. To alleviate the spiritual trouble is truly a work in love, because the effects go into eternity. And all men are in spiritual trouble, who lack faith, who are not convinced of a being, which is extremely perfect, who do not believe in a responsibility before a judge at the end of their earth life, who live along in the world notwithstanding of their task to develop the soul upwards, and who have not decreased their sin guilt, which is cause of their earth life, but still increased, because they fell victim to my opponent, who wants to ruin them for ever. These men are in bad trouble, but the love of fellowmen can help them. Take part in the work of redemption of Christ, and seek to enlighten your fellowmen, since you yourselves stand in knowledge about the great love and mercy of him, who has created you. Do not make me out as punishing God to them, but as loving father, who calls his children back into the father house, which they left voluntarily. And help them to again reach faith, then you acquire a big reward, because you do a work in my vineyard, which I truly do not leave unrewarded, because I win through it back my children, after whom I long and about whose love I woe uninterruptedly. Help me to win these children, so that I can make them happy for ever with my love. Amen. B.D. NR. 5076.
Book 57 5077
Coming again of the Lord. Present. Witnesses of the new earth.
2. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5077.
And all of you are to be witnesses of my power and glory; you are to experience my coming again, partly in the spirit and partly in the flesh, because time draws to a close and it will happen as I have announced it always and continually. You are to experience my coming und are to give evidence of it in paradise on the new earth. Because those who remain loyal to me until the end I will transfer to the new earth where they are to announce my word as they are doing it now on behalf of me. I know who is suitable for it and will well know how to protect my servants from the downfall; I will supply my disciples of the end-time with exceptional power so that they can carry out their duties well, so that they courageously fight against all who are hostile towards me and also transfer their hate to the ones that are mine. And none of them will leave earth before his mission is fulfilled. But the last on this earth are to be the first on the new earth where their duty will also be the same - to announce my word, even if in a different way because it will be accepted joyfully and will be desired, it will be recognized as what it is - as proof of love of the father, who wants make his children happy. All will recognize my voice when I speak through you to men. Because all of them have passed the crucial test on this earth and remained loyal to me. That is why also their reward will be great and heartening, a life in paradise on the new earth in harmony that still no man can visualize but that is given to them so that my power and glory will be made evident. And I myself will be with them. I will come in the clouds and fetch them home and remain with them because they have become my children through loyalty that they showed me in the last struggle of faith. Because fearlessly they will stand by me; they will bear witness of me without having seen me. And therefore they will also get to see me in all my glory before the last end has come. And what I announce that will come true. I will come again and you will experience it. You do not yet believe it that the time is so close, that you will have to experience the horrors of the last time and that the earth will be destroyed through my permission. You do not yet believe it that the announcements through seers and prophets concern the present time and that you men of the present time experience great things that no man can imagine because this earth did not yet have to show such. But mankind will soon observe the events with horror and astonishment that substantiate the speedy dissolving of the earth and then the last end approaches very fast. But my chosen ones will get over the time because it is my will and because also this time is to have witnesses that are chosen to talk about it so that my power and glory become evident among the descendants of the human race on the new earth. Because this is to survive as records for the descendants because also then again a time will come where sin increases uncontrollably and I will not be respected. Then the testimony of these is to be a warning and admonition to men what kind of fate those experience who completely forget me. Then the downfall of the old earth and the last judgement is to be mentioned, that decided on life and death, on bliss and damnation. Amen. B.D. NR. 5077.
Book 57 5078
Precondition for truth: Love - Longing for truth - Free will.
3. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5078.
When men lack the right cognition, so is this always a sign that they also lack love warmth, the fire that radiates light. Who longs for truth, to him it is sent, because I do not let such desire unfulfilled. Who therefore does not stand in truth, he has also never sought it, because I, as eternal truth myself, also let myself be found by the seeker. Every man certainly believes, who seeks to fathom something intellectually, to desire truth; but his intellect does not manage it; the heart must take part, and that means so much, as that I myself must be called for support, because I then express myself through the heart and impart pure truth to the seeker. Without love and desire for truth, without my support a man will never come to cognition, and for that reason you can very easily recognize, in which relationship fellowman stands to me, even so he has a teaching activity you, you who are taught by me myself, you who receive my word from above, you have a broad knowledge and can certainly speak of right cognition. For that reason you will also notice, how much error is spread in the world; you will clearly and unambiguously recognize it as error, and you will want to present your won knowledge to the one going along in error. You also can it, because I myself support you, because I want that pure truth finds entry among men. But there stay away, where men persist in their knowledge all too strongly, because there you achieve not much, because the will for pure truth is no longer there at all, but they only want that their knowledge may be the right one. There you would have a difficult time, so I would not stand by you, by me putting the words into the mouth for you, with which you can make them suspicious. They will not be able to say something to you in reply to right truth, but just make use of things acquired by study, which are not really clear to them themselves, so you desire information about it. And still truth is accessible for each one man; it just simply presupposes the will for it. But where the will is bound, by a spiritual material being made out to be as truth and acknowledgment of it is obligatory, there pure truth can hardly find entry, because man is not able to recognize that he is in this way at the mercy of the opponent, who wants his tribute paid darkening of the spiritual state of man. When for the gaining of right cognition, for the possession of pure truth, a heart full of love is demanded, longing for truth and complete free decision of the will, so it is recognizable by this, how rarely men stand in truth, because those preconditions for it are rarely there, what will once be obvious. Mankind walks along in complete blindness and could put itself into the possession of pure truth with the full inner conviction of that, what is sent to it from above directly or through messengers. But love will cool always more among men, and that means, that truth is also to be found always more rarely, because truth without love is not conceivable, because it is only given to him, who lives in love. Amen. B.D. NR. 5078.
Book 57 5079
Earnest Exhortation Concerning the Near End.
4. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5079.
The time of the walk on earth is soon over for you men because you approach exceptional events that only few men will survive. And these events are set as a boundary stone since eternity as the end of a redemption period and the beginning of a new one. So men of this earth will have to expect a sudden end of their bodily life and a continued existence will merely because of the will of man himself since loyalty to God alone guarantees a further life but only few summon up the will for it and only for these few will there be a survival in paradise of the new earth while all the rest of them die, bodily as well as also spiritually, as it were according to their will, which longed for matter, which is now granted to them - that is given to the spiritual as cover, as lasting agony. You men do not believe in the near end of this earth but again and again it is told you so that you make use of the short time and for a change earnestly deal with the idea which fate you are approaching. You men are active and work for your earthly welfare and will no longer enjoy your material possessions any more. You men only live an earthly life and still have the downfall of it so close before you - you men investigate and brood and try to solve problems, but always only worldly queries occupy you. But that what comes afterwards you do not bear in mind and do not inquire about. And so also no answer can be given you. And still again and again your unproductive phase of life will be pointed out to you through messengers from God and again and again the near end will be presented to you. But you do not believe it and the few who believe it will be laughed at and run down. But irrevocably the day will come that means destruction of all what you can see. The day of the end of the old earth and the downfall of all life on and above the earth. An earth period comes to an end but you men cannot work out the hour of the end even if you believe it. But again and again you are told that you have left only a short period of time until this hour. And you listen to it and doubt. Your earthly life is at stake and also the eternal life. Receive these words into your hearts and digest them in your thoughts and do not be caught by surprise by the day that suddenly will be there and will tear you right out of the pleasures and enjoyment of the world. And when you cannot believe in the end then imagine a sudden calling away from earth life, whether you then can well stand your ground? Believe it that life does not end with the day of death but that you yourself create a further life or also can become a slave to spiritual death, but that nevertheless does not mean to be wiped out, but only a vegetating in endless agony and darkness. And God wants to protect you from this fate, who wants to be a loving father to all his creatures and finds little faith among them. Again and again his word comes from above and calls out to you men: You no longer have much time, therefore make good use of it and be active and create as long as it is day because night comes where you can no longer work. Amen. B.D. NR. 5079.
Book 57 5080
Faith struggle. Confessing only possible where love is.
5. March 1951. B.D. NR 5080.
Not the intellect will be able to give you enlightenment about the worth of the teachings of faith when you have to decide on to acknowledge or to reject me but only a heart willing to love is able to do this, to judge what agrees with truth. But at the end only few men will be filled with love towards me and the neighbour because love has cooled off among men. And also only few men will confess me before the world because the intellect of those who live without love will pull to pieces everything and attack every teaching that points to me as their creator and sustainer. And as the faith teachings up to now have been presented to men only unclearly, it will be no problem to make them out to be untenable and to induce men to reject them. Only love alone can convince them to have the right knowledge because the loving man has the support from my side. I enlighten his spirit and he also has the will to remain loyal to his God and father from eternity because he has recognized him as source of himself and also as final objective which he most eagerly strives after. To confess me before the world would therefore mean at the same time to lead a life in love otherwise man also lacks power to resist. Who has recognized me he will also confess me towards his fellow humans because love results at the same time in the recognition of myself and powers of resistance. No unsolved problems will exist for him; for him everything presents itself as brightly as the sun and clear what others think they cannot support as it is ununderstandable. That is why there will be a great falling away from the faith altogether because every man has to take a stand and has to decide in public for or against teachings of faith that have me as subject matter and are therefore to be stamped out. A severe war will be waged on the ones who are mine, on all who do not want to abandon me and yet did not go into the truth deep enough; and only a life of love will let them find it easy to make the decision. But love has cooled off among men and accordingly faith has become lifeless. But dead faith does not assert itself; very quickly it will be stamped out and the flock of which I am myself the shepherd will become smaller and smaller. But my sheep recognize my voice; they follow their shepherd. Blessed are who want to belong to me, who take all persecution and stand firm out of love for me. I will lead them like a good shepherd towards the right stable; I will let no one get lost but also gladly receive those sheep into my flock that followed my call because they recognized my voice - who accepted the faith or revived it when they see the power of belief of the ones who are mine. Who turns to me still in the times before the end, him I accept gladly and also enlighten his spirit so that he recognizes the love, wisdom and omnipotence of him who is to be disowned, who the intellect of the intellectual does not want to accept, but who reveals himself to the ones who are his, who believe in him and become blessed through faith. Amen. B.D. NR. 5080.
Book 57 5081
Faith moves mountains.
7. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5081.
Only one thing is necessary for you: to revive faith to that strength, which allows no fear and no despondency anymore. Then your life will be an easy one, because then you overcome everything through this faith, which makes you to direct receivers of my power and then everything is possible for you. Nothing is impossible for me and my power and therefore also for you, so you make use of my power exactly through a strong faith. You are a part of me and in that measure like me powerful, you as you join me; as soon as you do not put yourselves away from me, but remain connected with me, my power must also flow through you, and you must also be able to use this power. Only your own doubt, your ignorance and you unbelief prevent you, to use the power out of me, which is available to you unlimitedly. "You will be able to remove mountains, if you just believe." These words are no saying, but fullest truth. You are divine creatures, in which I want to and can work, so you do not resist me. But my work means, to let again the divine characteristics become apparent, which slumber in you as share of me myself, but which you do not bring to development, because your faith is weak. But to work extraordinarily in you without your faith would be harmful for your soul. You yourselves must revive the faith in you, and you can also do this, when you connect yourselves with me through love work, because faith becomes alive through love. So you are therefore weak in faith, love is not jet right aroused in you; self-love still rules you too much, and you are not jet united with me, why you also do not trust me fully, why your faith is shaken easily. Love makes faith alive; but you can practise love by you giving away that, what you love, and make needy fellowman happy with it, by you giving away to receive something extremely valuable a strong faith, which no longer lets you doubt my love, my wisdom and my omnipotence. And the more you change to love, the more intimately you connect with me; then you are aware of my presence and work and want now with me; therefore it will also be possible for you to carry out everything, what you now set about. Then you will just need to want, and all elements will obey you; no power will any longer be able to resist you, because through a strong faith you take up me myself, and you know that my power and might is unlimited and and that everything must obey, and also will obey, my will, which is now also yours. Then you can also remove mountains, because to my power there is no resistance, and you can also defeat it, when through love you let faith become alive so, that I myself can now work in you. Amen. B.D. NR. 5081.
Book 57 5082
Co-workers at the work of redemption of Christ. Go and teach.
10. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5082.
What you do for me and my kingdom is always a participating in the work of redemption of Christ. It is a continuation of that, what the man Jesus has started on earth; it is a spreading of the Gospel on his behalf and a leading to him, the divine redeemer himself, and consequently a leading back to me, the start of all created. This participation at the work of redemption is so important and so extremely blessed, because a direct influencing on men from above has become impossible, therefore mediators are needed, who are in contact with the spiritual kingdom, but as they also have contact with men on earth and can so supply the spiritual material from above to them, spread the Gospel. This is the task of those, who want to serve me, who as co-helpers make themselves available to me and which I therefore send out with the task into the world: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations," i.e., speak, where opportunity is offered to you, bring tidings of me and my direct work to all of you, who I lead into the way to you. Take the work seriously, because there is no more long time. And I myself will smooth the ways for you, so that your work is not getting hindered, so that you yourselves always have the opportunity, to be active on my behalf to the blessing of fellowmen. It is still only preliminary work, which you can do, because the hour of your public work has not yet come. But also this preliminary work you are to carry out conscientiously and eagerly, and you are to always want, then you will also have power and opportunity to be active for me. Because many men hunger and live in want and long for soul food, and I myself direct all reins and supply the bread of heaven to those, who long for it. I give generously. For that reason also you strive for handing out the delicious gift to those, who do not turn to me myself and therefore have to be given by you, when I do not want to let them go under. This is the redeeming activity, which makes you as it were to co-workers of Jesus, to his followers and his helpers, because innumerable souls are in great trouble. What you do to spread my word, will be blessed by me and bring in richest reward for you, although it is not visible to you earthly. You must as it were feel as my servants, who just carry out the will of the Lord. But my will you will feel in the heart, and to which the heart urges you, that also carry out immediately, because it is my voice, which speaks to you, which drives you to work for me and my kingdom. Do not fear earthy trouble or earthly disadvantage, but always trust that I know all your worries and remove them at the right time. Who works for me is in most secure care; only for that reason not obvious, so that the work for me is not done under compulsion, but out of free will, if it is to be successful for eternity. Because who requires reward, is not suitable for a work of redemption, which just needs deep love for me and for fellowman, when it is to have an effect. Not much time remains for you any more; for that reason my will is to be fulfilled always more eagerly, which always is and will be: to carry the Gospel out into the world to teach the ignorant and to enlighten the erring. Because only truth has a redeeming effect, and for that reason truth is to be spread, which I send to you men from above, because I love you, and want to redeem you out of the bondage of darkness. Amen. B.D. NR. 5082.
Book 57 5083
Supply of revelations proof of reality of the spiritual kingdom.
13. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5083.
From the necessity of my direct influence on you it follows that faith has become rotten in general, that men find it difficult to believe that, what is taught them from the church side, and they therefore reject truth and falseness at the same time, when they are not helped insofar, that truth is imparted to them on an unusual way and they can now decide themselves to accept or reject it. Men are to be excused, when they are of good will and they object to distorted faith teachings, which instinctively provoke repulsion in them. But they are not competent to judge out of their own to recognize wrong and right teachings, although a man active in love can have the right feeling for it. But the world influences men so powerfully that everything spiritual appears unreal to them, and for that reason it is necessary to also let the spiritual become a reality, therefore to send an obvious announcement, a divine revelation to men, which can let them believe in the spiritual kingdom. Enlightenments are sent to them through the revelations, and these then also make an examination of truth and error possible, which go along next to each other in the world, which must be recognized. The sending of revelations is a proof of the reality of the spiritual kingdom. I myself look after men, who want to believe, but who are not so touched by the teachings of the church that they can believe. What I demand of men to believe is good to accept with good will and only little knowledge. Latter I want to impart to those, who have the good will, and so they now listen to the instructions and act accordingly, they will also learn to recognize and be able to believe. The spiritual kingdom is not so unreal, when only an idea of knowledge exists, and it becomes more and more real, the higher man rises in knowledge. I myself reveal myself to men; I establish the connection with the earthly kingdom, with that man, who also carries the desire for a connection with me in him. He now serves me as mediator for all other men, who are certainly able to learn, but do nothing to get into contact with instructing powers, because the spiritual kingdom is still no reality idea. But the mediator can create a proof for them, so they desire it; the mediator can send spiritual results to fellowmen, which start is the spiritual kingdom which start I am myself. And therefore men receive revelations on my part, and what they now believe, that has become conviction in them; they now know what is truth and what is error; they recognize that not all faith teachings are allowed to be rejected; they know about the connexion and become now living representatives of that, what has become conviction to them. And as soon as they have once recognized me myself as start of all truth, they will also speak for me and want to introduce fellowmen likewise to a knowledge, which comes from the spiritual kingdom and still is more real than earthly knowledge. Who once stands in the light, no longer wants to miss it, but he will see to it that the light sends its rays also into the deepest darkness he will give away from his knowledge, because he has recognized it as truth. Amen. B.D. NR. 5083.
Book 57 5084
Revelations. Truth and error. Previous knowledge.
14. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5084.
When I reveal myself, then I take into account the spiritual state of him, who lets me speak to him. The knowledge, which a receiver of my revelations possesses before, will always be recognizable, i.e., the way of the report of that, what is from me, what he has received from me of spiritual material, will in the main become like his knowledge, but nevertheless does not need to deviate from pure truth, when also his knowledge was not before completely free of error. The announcements are so send to the receiver that they are in accordance with the truth as regards pure content, although a dissident can interpret the words so, as he wants to have them. But the awakened spirit recognizes the truth and will therefore also always infer to the right giver; he will acknowledge the announcements as divine revelations. But if the spirit of a man is still un-awakened, then from time to time he also thinks own thinking to be divine revelations, however only then, when they deviate from pure truth, because this is a means of my opponent, to involve men in error, to confuse their thinking and to distort the truth. And he again makes use for it of such men, who in fanatic eagerness represent the error, who so to speak are willing tools in the fight against the truth. But they are recognizable, because they are more fanatics than good men. And no spiritual enlightenment will radiate from them. Who listens to them and is hungry for the truth, he will remain unsatisfied and unenlightened, therefore receive no light. What starts from me gives light to the man, and on it already the truth is to be recognized. In the most comprehensible form I speak to him, to whom I want to reveal myself, and so he is himself willing and loves the truth, he will himself also recognize, where his present thinking was erroneous. He will receive the revelations with the heart and the intellect and become wise, because he also becomes competent to judge and can weigh, when the received spiritual material is opposed with his old knowledge. My tools will always be those men, who show me a heart full of love and eagerness to serve, because I can talk to them, like a father speaks to his children. Love enlightens the spirit, and where it can have an effect in man, error will also soon be recognized as error, and the man will free himself of that, because the truth makes him happy and lets him like to give up wrong knowledge. But I keep watch over mine and look after them, so they want to serve me, for bad influence, and for that reason you can always receive unobjectionably as truth, what testifies to me, what points to my work of redemption and to my infinite love towards you, my creatures, who are in trouble and whom I want to help to happiness. Wherever my love is recognizable, also my spirit is at work, and where my spirit has an effect, is truth. Amen. B.D. NR. 5084.
Book 57 5085
I need you. Care of the father of the house for his servants.
16. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5085.
I need you. The trouble on earth is gigantic and can only be removed through your help, because I cannot have an effect with my omnipotence on the soul of man, but its free will must be stimulated, in which you are to help. The trouble is great, and I have only few co-workers on earth, who want to influence this spiritual trouble. But these few stand under my keeping; they will be cared for by my father love and never be without protection. If you would know, how I assess your spiritual work, you would no longer have the faintest doubt in my fatherly care about you; not one moment you would be frightened, but always expect help in earthly trouble with full confidence. Because you are to do the spiritual work uninterruptedly, therefore I will also see to it, that you can do it, because many souls help depends on this your work, which cannot be brought to them otherwise. The work for me and my kingdom is carried out on earth only very carelessly, because only rarely the spiritual trouble is grasped in its complete greatness. Only few men stand in cognition; only few men know about the meaning and purpose of earth life and about the meaning and purpose of creation; only few men are therefore able, to instruct fellowmen of this knowledge, and for that reason only few men can be right announcers of the Gospel, because to this office belongs absolutely that the announcer himself stands in cognition. From it you will now be able to gather that I watch extremely carefully over those who are suitable for such an announcer office, because they have received that knowledge from me myself. The already distorted teaching is not fully effective as means of rescue for erroneous souls; only the pure truth can bring in a profit for them; only the pure truth is the means to the removal of spiritual trouble. And who has now become the carrier of truth through his will and his love, he is a loyal co-worker for me, whom I truly do not want to lose, because I also do not want to lose the many still erring souls, but still want to win them back, before it is too late. I need you, you my co-workers on earth, and tell you again and again, that I train my light bearers on earth for me, because they are to erect the kingdom of God among men in place of me, but that these light bearers stand in my services and therefore are also looked after by their Lord in every way. Who therefore works for me, he is to fear no earthly worries; who works for me, he is to also abandon himself to me full of faith; he is to look up like a child to the father and always be certain that it is also protected like a child by the father. And the strength of its faith will give it rest, also in every earthly trouble, which I remove, so it is the time. Amen. B.D. NR. 5085.
Book 57 5086
Influence of the spiritual beings according to the will of man.
17. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5086.
You are constantly surrounded by beings, which want to win influence on you, which you call to you through your thoughts, whether they are good or bad. You are always influenced by light beings or also by dark beings, to turn yourselves to or away from the light, and the stronger the efforts of the beings will be, the more you strive to the light. Then also the dark powers are stimulated to increased activity, to again extract from the light what longs for it. For the dark powers hate the light and seek to extinguish it. But the light beings are prepared so much the more for protection, where it is essential to spread light, and where a man on earth is in contact with the spiritual kingdom, there often violent fights take place, because everything is tried by both sides to win those men, because the fight between light and darkness in the time of the end is especially important and every power hopes for the plus for it. The light beings certainly have the power to drive out all darkness and to hinder in its work, but to the dark power the right is also granted to have an effect on the thinking of man, and to the man himself the decision is left, why the fight must restrict itself exactly only on mutual influencing. But darkness works with cunning and violence. It sets the most dangerous traps for man; it often deceives him through blind lights; it seeks to confuse his thoughts; it does not fight openly, but often hides under a mask. And for that reason the danger is very great for that man, who is not of firm will to reach God. The will alone turns the scales, which power gains the victory. Who seriously longs for God, he gives the superior strength to the light beings through his will over those beings of darkness then the light beings are allowed to use their power and drive away the bad powers, but what is not allowed so long, as the will of man has not yet freely decided. Besieging from the underworld side will indeed always still take place, but always only in the form of worries, through which the beings take their revenge for their failure. Man has strong protection in the light beings, as soon as he voluntarily recommends himself to them, as soon as he calls on them for this protection against the dark power. With it he gives them the right and the power to make use of their power, and calmed down, man can devote himself to their protection. The light world is always prepared to help; it just waits for the call, which can already be expressed through thoughts in hot desire for the good and the request for protection against all evil. Then no danger threatens any longer man, because the power of the dark power breaks at this will to the good, which includes in itself the desire for God. He is only in danger, as long as he himself is still vacillating, for which his will is to decide. Then both powers still wrestle about him, the will, and happy the man who decides right, because he will also always be helped to reach the destination, because the light world helps him. Amen. B.D. NR. 5086.
Book 57 5087
World only means for purpose. Overcoming of matter.
18. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5087.
The world never ever gives you fulfilment, because it still takes from you in the end everything, what you possess of earthly goods. The world just gives to your flesh body, but not to the soul, and since the flesh body passes, the soul stands poor and naked at the gate to eternity, when it has not got hold of spiritual goods on earth. The world only gives you seemingly, but in reality it takes from you the right to eternal life. You indeed stand in the midst of the world, it has so to speak been given to you as the place to stay, and the soul had to agree with that to cover a probationary period in this world. And it can also pass this probationary period with success, when man sees the earthly world exactly only as means for the purpose, as means of testing, when he does not let it become lord over him himself, but always remains its lord, when he does not make himself to the slave of that, what surrounds him, but always strive to overcome earthly matter in the face of his earth task, when he uses it well, where it is at his disposal, but in a sense wanted by God, by him helping matter itself to redemption when he sees everything earthly-material as that, what it is in reality judged spiritual, which likewise goes the way of redemption and is grateful for every opportunity to serving activity. Then matter will never become lord over man; then he will seek something for himself, what is worth striving for to him, because it cannot pass. Then he will send goods to the soul, which mean a true wealth and remain conserved for it also after the laying down of the flesh body. Standing in this cognition, man also does not consider matter as fulfilment of his desire; it is just a necessary means for him to cover the earth course successfully, and therefore the world with all its attractions and enticements also loses value for him. He knows it that they are just pretence goods and at the same time a strong danger to also lose the immortal goods. For that reason you are not to love the world, because this love just earns you the loss of eternal life; you are to learn to recognize it as that, what it is, as kingdom of the opponent of God, as massing together of the immature spiritual, which would like to pull again the already more mature spiritual down to it. You are to learn to recognize it as blind and deceptive light to not let your soul recognize the right light; you are to know that the world will once pass and you must for that reason strive for that, what is immortal. Then the earthly world will lose all danger for you, on the contrary, you yourselves will be able to contribute much for it, to also help earthly matter to ascent development, by you creating opportunity for it to serve, i.e. giving material things its purpose by you creating useful objects, so that the spiritual in them serves and in this way walks upwards. Seek to bring everything to its purpose, and remember in the process above all your own soul that it frees itself in the midst of the world from earthly desires, that it may learn to recognize the spiritual kingdom as its place of start and again strives for it in the serious will to reach the reunification with God, which is the purpose and aim of earth life. Amen. B.D. NR. 5087.
Book 57 5088
Exhortation not to forget God. Coming tribulation.
19. March 1951. B.D. NR 5088.
The call from above reaches all of you: Do not forget me so that you are not helpless and alone when the great trouble overcomes you. Because in this trouble nobody will be able to help you worldly; then you will be dependent on my help, however you will not call him who could help you since you forgot him. But to forget me means to be a slave of him who is my opponent. Because when you forget me my opponent has won you and you have to be in bondage to him. But he cannot help you in the coming great trouble and therefore you will be lonely and forsaken and inevitably abandoned to ruin when you do not turn to him in the last hour who gave you life. Because the trouble will become so bad and your helplessness in the face of it can let you remember me because I myself approach you through this trouble to call me to mind. Nature will speak to you with a thundering voice, its roaring and raging will cause horror inside of you but you cannot flee; from all sides you are threatened with death and men cannot help and rescue you from your situation into which I put you not without purpose. You are to be reminded of me whom you well know but forgot - you are to recognize my working and ruling also in the elements of nature - you are to experience me because I myself it is who speaks to you through the elements of nature. And you have to listen to this voice and blessed is he who recognizes it as my voice - blessed is he who feels himself being approached and lets my voice penetrate his heart - blessed is he who does not let me talk in vain but does some soul-searching and communes with me. Him I will teach lovingly, I will reproach him with his sin of having walked in this world without me - but I will also include him into my little flock and he will never regret it to have followed my powerful words from above. Then you will firmly side with me and my opponent will have no more power over you because those who have found their way to me remain loyal to me; never will they be alone and abandoned and also the trouble will be bearable for them because I who sends it over you men for your sake can also remedy it again when the time is right. B.D. NR. 5088.
Book 57 5089
Calling on God secures divine revelations. Light messengers - Truth.
20. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5089.
Who seek me, will find me who desire to hear God, to them I reveal myself, and who long for my father love, those I take to my heart and give to them in all fullness love and favour. That therefore may be for you characteristic of my work that the heavenly father always gives to his children and that his children are, who want to get into contact with him. Therefore a dark spirit can never answer, when a man calls upon me or asks, when he holds dialogue with me and expects answer from me. His thoughts, which are meant for me, his prayer in spirit and in truth is also guarantee for it that it is me, who reveals himself to him. Whether now I myself or my light messengers approach him, is all the same, because the light messengers are my servants, through which I impart to men on earth, what is helpful for them. And therefore these light messengers are also guarantee for truth, because they carry out nothing else than my will and stand themselves in fullest truth, will therefore also pass on such, so truth is desired. A direct connection with me is implausible to men, but because of that not impossible. Understandably I will not reveal myself to those, who do not believe in a direct work on my part, because they also do not believe in a revelation and would only explain humanly to themselves, what however is spirit work. But who believes that I announce myself or through light messengers to men, who out of this faith prays to me, he will not wait in vain for my answer. I approach him with joy, because I see his preparedness to listen to me, and his faith will bear rich fruit. I approach every caller for me, and he can hear my voice, when he listens into his heart and pays attention to what this heart reports to him. He certainly does not become aware of me with bodily organs; his soul must pay attention to its feelings, and so man listens deeply believing, his soul will be able to impart the feelings to him, because then the body is likewise turned to me willing wise, and then I can also bestow on him the ability to understand, what the soul reports to him in spiritual language. To hear my voice is a simple process for that man, who is deep intimately connected with me, but difficult to understand for a world man, why only few men will find faith, who pretend to receive announcements from the spiritual kingdom. For these must possess an ability, which the world man lacks, which is only acquired through faith and love for me, but which cannot be denied, so it once is there, because then also testimonies are there from the spiritual kingdom, which only that man does not accept, who is completely turned away from God, who therefore does not acknowledge me and who also lacks faith because of the lack of love. To want to convince him, that I myself express myself, is of no avail, but is to deter no man or let become tired to seek me, because I will let myself be found, as soon as his desire and his efforts are persevering. Amen. B.D. NR. 5089.
Book 57 5090
Contact of men with the light world. Process of imparting.
21. Mδrz 1951. B.D. NR. 5090.
The light world wants to get into contact with you but only, when you yourselves want the same, the contact is established, and then a regular thought traffic can take place, which produces greatest spiritual successes for men on earth, who need that light. There are no other boundaries between earth and the spiritual world, than those you men draw yourselves. It is up to you, to abolish every boundary, because your soul is allowed to rise unhindered into the spiritual kingdom, as often and as long it just wants. Every soul can take with it innumerable treasures out of the spiritual kingdom to earth; it is not hindered thereon, but certainly men themselves often hinder their soul to make use of these treasures, because intellectually they do not recognize the high value of them. For that reason it is far more difficult for the light beings to make the enormous value of spiritual gifts clear to men, than to impart them. Because only, when men know about it, they strive for the connection with the kingdom of light and ask for such gifts. And such a prayer, which also proves the faith in it, is precondition for the work of the light beings to supply spiritual gifts to earth. Full of love it must be requested and expected. Only then the contact is established between earth men and the world full of light, and then a regular spiritual traffic can take place where knowing powers instruct the ignorant, where spiritual truths with the start from God are send to earth to the blessing of men, who receive and pass on such. Then man has himself passed the boundaries, to which he has the authority from God, so he asks him for support. The light beings cannot communicate with man against his will, consequently it is man himself, who must abolish seemingly natural boundaries, by him wanting that light beings express themselves, and by him believing that they can express themselves. The light beings are always prepared and wait with greatest patience to that, that you men become eager to learn and questioningly sent your thoughts into infinity, only then they are also allowed to answer, and the answer will truly turn out so that it satisfies the one asking, to stimulate him to more often mental connection, which gives the light beings the authorization to constant mental instruction and perpetual incentive on the spiritual area. The soul will often break away from the earth and seek to go into spiritual spheres, which are also not closed to it. And what of truth is healthy for men, is now imparted to them, and through it they gain a comprehensive knowledge, which as spiritual wealth remains for every soul, even so it has once left its outer cover, the human body. What is offered to it by the spiritual kingdom is immortal good, and it exceeds all earthly won knowledge, although world men do not acknowledge it, since no proofs can be brought for it. But the origin of spiritual knowledge is a most honest source; it is eternal love itself, which sends that knowledge to men through light messengers. God in his love and wisdom is himself active to lead men into truth and to secure a wealth to them, which lets them become happy creatures in future in eternity. For he just does not only give to his earthly, but he wants to prepare them for the spiritual kingdom; he wants to bring them up to inhabitants of the kingdom of light, which he himself can radiate through with his love light and which for that reason are to establish that connection already on earth, so that he can work himself through his light messengers. Man himself must want it, then also those powers come closer to him, which can make themselves comprehensible to him, and he will win infinitely much of spiritual material and strive for it more and more to become a right citizen of heaven, because the light striving towards him fills him more and more and lets him desire the eternal original light, from which he once took his start. Amen. B.D. NR. 5090.
Book 57 5091
Spiritual community. United work.
22. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5091.
A spiritual community can cause much blessing, because it spreads my Gospel in words and in the act. But a spiritual community I call not members of an organizational joining together, but only men, who in spiritual bond strive for the same aim, of truth and to therefore come close to me, and who likewise want to lead their fellowmen to me. Because organizations can also exist without members truly striving spiritually, and only the spiritual striving I acknowledge as right desire for me. The joining together of men, who seriously exchange ideas about spiritual subjects, who carry a quiet love in the heart for me and who are longing for the connection with me, is a spiritual community, which I really like, and my blessing will always rest on these men, and all spiritual work of them will be blessed. Where they are together, there I also dwell in the midst of them and give their thoughts the right direction; I myself intervene in the conversations, expressing myself through a man particularly devoted to me, who now so to speak has an instructing influence on the others and will also always be acknowledged, because the others feel it that it is my effect, because they feel addressed and are convinced of the truth of that, what they hear. A spiritual community will always do great services for me, because the success is always larger, than so one individual man only works for me and my kingdom. But every individual is again to seek to win followers for me; every individual is to strive to enlarge the spiritual community, and to always lead new workers to me, because many reapers are needed in the last time, because a work is still to be achieved, which requires full commitment of all power and which is extremely necessary, before the end comes. Together you can achieve great successes, because a solitary person is always looked at by fellowmen with suspicious eyes, and his words are believed little. But so other like-minded ones join him, everything wins in importance, what he speaks and does. For that reason seek to find like-minded men, who also have the same striving to serve me and to busy themselves redeeming on earth in the last time before the end. You yourselves will win much by this; but as you also will always win new souls, which you can lead to me, whom you can prepare for their mission to be co-workers for me and my kingdom; to whom you can announce the Gospel, so that they pass it on to all, who are in spiritual need. What is not possible for the individual, several will achieve; they will find faith easier and be strengthened by me all the time, because I bless all, who serve me. Amen. B.D. NR. 5091.
Book 57 5092
Suffering of Christ.
Good Friday 23. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5092.
The sufferings of Christ on the cross are nowhere near to be made understandable to men, because in their imperfection they do not grasp, what it means for a perfect man to become a victim of sin, because the badness of men gained so to speak a victory over him, who had done no harm to them. The light soul of the man Jesus trembled before the spawn of hell, but it did not defend itself it let everything happen to it, but a horror seized it before so much dirt and maliciousness of men. It suffered indescribably, still far more than the body through that, what was done to it. The soul was in the midst of darkness, and its light did not endure the darkness; nevertheless it did not flee from it, because it wanted to drink to the dregs the chalice, to redeem men. It itself gave up the light, otherwise that could not have happened to it, what the love of the man Jesus wanted to let happen, to bring a sacrifice to God for the sins of mankind. It therefore let its light become ineffective and was in the midst of darkness, which tormented and frightened it exceedingly; which increased its suffering still a thousand times, because the agonies of the soul exceeded the bodily sufferings, what only a perfect man could grasp. But Jesus was perfect, as his father in heaven is perfect and still on earth in the midst of sin. His kingdom was the kingdom of light; the earth was the kingdom of Satan, and in this kingdom the soul of light let violence be done to it. And an extreme horror filled it; the purest and clearest being, which had ever lived on earth. It had to let it be touched by hands, before which it was horrified, because they stretched out to it from hell and seized it; it had to listen to words, which hurt it most deeply; it was so to speak torn apart from its world and left defencelessly to darkness, what certainly was its own will for eternities to accomplish the work of redemption, but for that reason not less horrible, because it was frightened and tormented to exhaustion. For that reason Jesus let out the words: "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" It no longer knew anything about its mission at this moment; it only felt the separation from God, from the light, after which it longed and for which it cried in its trouble. It was the most horrifying, what a man ever had to suffer on earth, because not only the suffering of the body had to be borne by him, but because the soul has still suffered considerably more, for which mankind has no understanding. And for that reason also no man will reach that measure, and no matter how much he would have to suffer, that the man Jesus has suffered, who already long before knew about it and prayed in his humanity: "O my Father, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt." It was also at the same time the will of his soul, which had completely subordinated itself to God, to accomplish the work of redemption, and it submitted to its lot, because the love for suffering mankind was exceedingly great, but as also the sin guilt was so great that only the extreme agonies and sufferings could be valid as sin sacrifice, that therefore the man Jesus has brought. But the depth of suffering is immeasurable, as also his love was immeasurable, which let him take upon him all suffering of the body and the soul to redeem mankind from eternal death. Amen. B.D. NR. 5092.
Book 57 5093
Easter Sunday 25. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5093.
He overcame death; he is risen on the third day, as he has predicted it to his disciples, and all prophecies fulfil themselves the world was redeemed. He has broken the power of death, of which it is to be understood, that he has fought the victory over hell, the victory over Satan, who has put men into the state of death through his influence, who is to blame for the death of the spiritual in general, which could not bring itself to life out of its own power, because Satan kept it bound. And this power the man Jesus has broken and could break it, because in his earth life he connected himself with his father from eternity and therefore took up the fight with Satan with his power, but appropriated the power for that reason, because he was full of love and through it became power receiver out of God. He gave as man the proof to men, that it was possible to come free of the fetters of Satan, when they walked the way of love like him, which brought them in the possession of power out of God, which makes everything possible, also the becoming free from the prince of hell.
Jesus Christ has risen from the dead. He emerged gloriously out of the grave and stepped in the midst of his. He certainly had to suffer before earthly death, because it formed the crown of his work of redemption, because he wanted to bring the sin sacrifice to God for the sins of men. The man Jesus died, but the transfigured spiritual rose again out of the grave and appeared to his visibly, to strengthen their faith. The process took place with him visibly, which takes place with every man, whose soul has spiritualized itself through love, so the bodily cover falls. The soul rises to eternal life. The soul cannot die; it can only still be in the power of the opponent of God; then its state is not to be called life, but it is still in the night of death, but through ones own fault. Because the redeemer Jesus Christ has sacrificed himself for all men and acquired eternal life for them. And so all men can also take up the favours of the work of redemption for themselves. If they do not do it, by them not acknowledging him as Gods son and redeemer of the world and ask him for his help, then they are still slaves of the opponent of god, and death has not yet been overcome for them. He showed himself to his disciples; they saw him, because he introduced himself visibly to them. They and all, who were allowed to see him, had the maturity to be able to see spiritual light; otherwise they would have disappeared by his sight. He took his body with him his soul would certainly also have been able to show itself to his in a recognizable way, but then men would never have believed the resurrection of Jesus, which he has promised to those, who live according to his teaching. The resurrection of the soul was certainly meant, but for the sign of truth of his words also his body is risen, and that for so much more naturally, because also his body had spiritualized itself and no longer needed a further development on earth body, soul and spirit had united themselves and turned towards God-father, and for that reason he could also ascent to heaven in all glory visibly to his and therefore give a last testimony of his divinity, a testimony of that, that he has overcome death and gives eternal life to him, who believes in him and follows him through the walk on earth in love. Because also he will rise to eternal life; he will not taste death in eternity, because Jesus Christ has overcome death. Amen. B.D. NR. 5093.
Book 57 5094
Spiritual wealth. "Take and eat." Work in the hereafter.
26. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5094.
An immeasurable wealth means the receiving of the announcements out of the spiritual kingdom, so they have their start in me, the original source of all knowledge, which is according to truth. Because these announcements impart to you men a knowledge, which is the foundation to eternal happiness; they get you a wealth, with which you can work on earth already and after the death of your body in the spiritual kingdom. They are spiritual treasures, which worth you will only gauge, so you will have laid down all earthly and you are in a completely different kingdom, than the earth is for you, where all material is eliminated and only in spiritual ways it is worked and created; where you need completely different treasures to be able to lead a right life, and where these spiritual treasure will make you infinitely happy, because they alone guarantee you a life in eternity. They alone make you able to be active according to my will. And for that reason I want to make spiritual treasures already on earth accessible to you; I want that you gather, as long as you are on earth and acquire for yourselves a wealth, which makes you to happiest citizens of the spiritual world, as it is your purpose for eternity. But for that reason I not only want to hand out to you, but to all men spiritual treasures and make your increased knowledge depending on how you utilize the little knowledge; I want to give to you, so that you pass on the gifts and then also receive the more yourselves. I want to impart truth to mankind from above, so that it will be received unadulterated and bring about blessing to it. That men themselves again and again distort it, shall not prevent me, to always supply it to earth in all purity, and its receivers will always be able to have a great treasure at their disposal, which they are to hand out to their fellowmen, the same way as I have done with the words: "Take and eat take and drink do this in remembrance of me." You are to receive and hand out, what my love offers you from above, my word, which you cannot gauge in its value. Then you work already on earth according to your spiritual purpose; then you increase your spiritual wealth many times over, and at your demise you will be able to look back on a blessed earth life, since you have gathered spiritual treasures for yourselves, which you take over with you into eternity. As long as you dwell on earth, you are not fully aware of the value of spiritual gift, nevertheless you are to believe, what I tell you, and eagerly strive to increase its possession, and you will not be disappointed, but recognize that their value exceeds everything, what the earth could ever offer you, and you leave everything earthly with pleasure for the sake of spiritual possession, which expects you beyond and makes you happy for ever. My word is to be enough for you that you believe; otherwise my gifts cannot be sent to you in that measure, as a deep faith guarantees. For that reason acquire spiritual goods for yourselves, as long as you are on earth, so that you enter the spiritual kingdom richly blessed, so your earth life has ended. Amen. B.D. NR. 5094.
Book 57 5095
Announcing the Gospel. Hearers - doers. Love teaching.
29. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5095.
Announce my Gospel to men, and so they accept it, all trouble will be removed. They are, however, not just allowed to be hearers, but they must be doers of my word, if it is to become effective with them and help them to peace of the soul. But to be doers of my word means to live in love, carry out works of unselfish neighbourly love, overcome self-love and so therefore change the nature that it becomes pure love, as it was from the very beginning. You therefore lack love, so you are in spiritual and earthly trouble, because latter I then let myself come over you, so that you go into you and also recognize your spiritual trouble. And so to announce my Gospel means to impart to men my love teaching and to point out to them, how extremely important a way of life in love is, as long as man dwells on earth. With it you achieve everything, cognition and power already on earth and in future an eternal live in happiness. My love teaching is indeed known among men, but it is not obeyed or just rarely. And for that reason also its effects cannot be recognized, and the soul is in greatest trouble, because it sinks into the night of death, when man ends his earth life. As long as man lives, life after death causes him no concern. Nevertheless he must prepare himself already on earth, if he wants to awaken to eternal life, because for that reason earth life was given to him. But without love his soul is already dead on earth; it lacks light, and the constant darkness is equal to ignorance. But light, i.e. knowledge about eternal truth, emerges from love. How therefore are men to receive truth or recognize it as truth, when they lack all ability to it, because they walk along without love. For that reason teach them first, that they are to practise love; teach them that they must fulfil my commands; teach them that they can only be happy through love, that only love opens knowledge to them about truth and that they never can come to me, when they do not form themselves to love teach them that it is about the salvation of the souls and not about the well-being of the body and that only love helps the soul to ascent. Then you are active on my behalf as announcers of truth, and you then work in a redeeming way, so you yourselves hold up a life in love as an example and they can experience with you the truth of the divine love teaching and its effect. You are unlimitedly authorized, to introduce your fellowmen to that knowledge, which has its start in me, but their capacity for this knowledge depends completely on their way of life, because only love gives brightness of spirit therefore only a loving man will have the understanding for wisdom from above, why you are to preach love first to them to then also being able to introduce them into higher wisdom, so that they reach out of the state of ignorance to knowledge, which will make them happy and let them strive for always deeper knowledge. Love is the key to wisdom; wisdom is light, which makes happy. For that reason only through love man can reach happiness, while a life without love is a state of spiritual need, of which the soul is only aware, so it must leave the earthly cover.
Carry my Gospel out into the world. Spread my love teaching and admonish men, to practise unselfish neighbourly love; then you contribute immeasurably much to the redemption of erring souls; then you are my right disciples, which are active on earth on my behalf in the last time before the end. Amen. B.D. NR. 5095.
Book 57 5096
Flashing of light rays in the hereafter. Spiritual hunger.
30. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5096.
The spiritual hunger is often very great with beings in the spiritual kingdom, particularly then, when they are in dark surroundings and have noticed for short moments an alleviation of their state through flashing of rays of light. Then they long for light; then a desire is roused in them, which they can only fill with being present at a circle, where ignorant beings are instructed, since such instructions also mean an imparting of power for the listeners, as soon as they are received with a serious will. The desire for such instructions is now constantly increasing, and such a spiritual hunger is now visible to every light being and will never remain unsatisfied. And so also in the hereafter continues instructions can take place, but which will always agree with the ones supplied to earth, because here as there only pure truth is imparted, where the beings desire light. Darkness will always depress the beings, and light will always provoke a sense of well-being in them; but the light must always be desired. That applies to both, men on earth and also for the beings in the opposite kingdom, and the state of the beings on earth and also in the spiritual kingdom is accordingly. A soul, which has already sought truth on earth, will also be truth demanding in the hereafter, and such can also be imparted to it, and according to its wealth of light it can also increase it for itself, because it can let poor souls have such, who still lack cognition. And so he, who has brought himself into possessions of spiritual goods on earth, will not long hesitate in the spiritual kingdom, but tell also other souls his knowledge, which arrive less rich in the hereafter. He will instruct them, and indeed always in like manner, as he had been instructed himself. And all will take part in these instructions, who want to flee from darkness, who carry desire for light and for that reason are guided by God there, where they are given according to the degree of maturity by messengers of light, by those, who already stand in knowledge and feel the favour of spiritual wealth. Every connection from earth with the spiritual kingdom has an indescribable stimulating effect also in the hereafter, because the beings of darkness see the flashing of rays of light, and they strive towards their starting point and seek to join that circle, from which the ray of light starts. The access will never be refused to them, as long as they themselves want to receive, but overeager then want to instruct others, before they themselves have the necessary knowledge, but which they also acquire, as soon as they just have the serious will, to gain spiritual wealth. All will be given according to their will, and so each soul can expose itself to the radiation of light, until it is completely penetrated by light i.e., to every soul the Gospel is announced also in the spiritual kingdom. Who accepts it, inevitably arrives at happiness, at the light, at eternal life. Amen. B.D. NR. 5096.
Book 57 5097
Justice of God. Forbearance mercy.
31. March 1951. B.D. NR. 5097.
I am a god of justice and still exceedingly longsuffering and compassionate. I still always delay, before I carry out the threatened judgement, because I still want to give all men the opportunity, to recognize their wrong, to regret it and to make it good, so that my justice is satisfied and I can turn my love to my creatures only. But once my forbearance and mercy steps back, and then I irrevocably sit in judgement to discharge the good and the evil, and then I give free rein to my justice and reward or punish each one according to merit and deed. Once is the day of repayment, otherwise I would not be he, who I am, because no man on earth can sin unpunished, but as also all being good finds the reward, because I love my creatures. Therefore love does not eliminate my justice, and also the last judgment on this earth is an act of mercy, because a complete sinking into the deep is halted, although the being is given so, that it can once reach up, for the purpose of which men are on earth. My justice must triumph; otherwise I would confess to work against the right and would therefore approve the evil or would have to leave it without punishment. My justice is so often doubted, so my longsuffering and mercy does not immediately imposes on men, but what must and will come once. For my justice must be satisfied. And for that reason I again and again put off the day, which is to bring the settlement. My longsuffering and mercy is to be recognized by men, who cry out for my justice; they are to know about my love, which would like to rescue the spiritual being in greatest danger and which for that reason is often failed to be recognized. But so the last day has come, my love steps back and gives priority to justice. And it will come, as I have announced it. Every sin will find its punishment and every good work its reward, and my justice will become obvious. Amen. B.D. NR. 5097.
Book 57 5098
1. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5098.
I myself want to lead you, and carefree you can put your trust in my guidance. Where you lack light on the way through the earth valley, I go before you as shining flame, and all darkness around you will fade; clearly the way lies before you, which leads up, and in my company you cannot go wrong. And willingly all will follow me, who love me; they turn no eye away from me, I who go ahead of them; they no longer look back after the world, which lies behind them; they know no other desire than to return with me into the father house, which they once left voluntarily and which now keeps its gates wide open, to again receive them for ever. But only, who love me, follow me. Without love in the heart, they do not recognize me; without love they also cannot see the light radiating from me; without love they do not strive up, but they seek a broad way for themselves, which is more attractive, which again and again puts new images for them before the eyes bewitching heart and senses without love they chase figments of the imagination and do not see that the way always leads deeper into the abyss; and they lack the right leader, because they do not follow him. It is love, which lets you accept my leadership; but which then also protects you from every error; which leads you secure to the destination and which you therefore are to practise at the neighbour, until it leaps up in the heart to the bright flame; until you yourselves have become love and have acquired the right to be led by me. Who stands at a loss at a way junction, he only needs to direct his look there, where a mild light radiates towards him; he just needs to call in the heart for the leader, and lovingly I grasp him at the hand and gently push him towards the right way. My light will fall into his heart; it will become light in him; he will understand, what was unclear to him; his spirit will bring him enlightenment, and without hesitation he will do and leave, as it is apparent to him as good and right because the light out of me shines in him and shows him the right way.
To all of you, who stand in love to each other and carry me in your heart, to all of you I join myself as leader through earth life, and you need not fear, to ever get lost, so you once have given me the right to escort you on your journey through life. You are my little flock, to which I go ahead as the good shepherd. And I let no little sheep from my flock fall into the hands of the enemy; I protect you from his influence; I look after you full of vigilance and let nothing hostile approach you; I am your protector on every way, which you go, and I lead you carefully over thorns and rocks, and no matter if the way sometimes appears to be impassable, with my help you overcome all unevenness and difficulties; with my help you securely and unharmed reach your destination I myself introduce you to the father house, which you now never leave for ever, because I am with you, he who you love and who reciprocates your love until all eternity. Amen. B.D. NR. 5098.
Book 57 5099
Gods adoption. Conditions.
3. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5099.
Nothing else can Gods adoption bring in to you, than that you lead a life according to my will, a life in love, a bringing into line and fitting in with the eternal order, which is founded on love. To become my child, which enters into all rights of the father, places conditions on the creature, which as man is to acquire these privileges, and these conditions can be very easy for him, but also again so infinitely difficult. It is the fulfilment of my commands, which I demand of men; it is the transformation of the being to love, so that man is recognizable to everybody as my child, with whom it gets in touch. This love command must be fulfilled, otherwise a bringing into line with me is not possible, I who am eternal love myself. But always the most inner stirring of the heart is essential, for according to it the covers around the still wrestling soul loosens or thickens and this stirring of the heart must emerge in man without all compulsion, then it is valuable, both for itself as well as for the suffering brothers, who must feel right love to also be able to gauge its power. Love is the only means of redemption; love is the only way, which leads to me, and love must be practised by every man, who wants to be happy. And I cannot go away from this my condition, because the connection with me can only be established through love and this connection belongs to the state of Gods adoption. One concludes from the other, so also that love brings in light and power to him, who practises it in an unselfish way. But light and power also belong to my original nature, as they were also characteristic of you, my creatures, when you were still in the state of perfection. You were full of light and power, as long as love radiated through you, but have lost it, when love died down. For you men all these things are divided concepts light, power and happiness but they inevitably belong together, and a love life, a fulfilling of my commands, brings everything back again to you, what you once have lost. And enormous wealth you can again receive, so you become like me as eternal love, therefore become again that, what you were at the very beginning my children, who can feast on happiness, because light and power possesses them in all fullness. Gods adoption is the highest degree of happiness, which my creatures can acquire for themselves. I certainly place demands on you, but they are not unrealizable, because I constantly help you with my love and favour, because I demand nothing from you, that goes beyond your power, but always suit my demands to your spiritual state; but as soon as you lead a love life, everything will also be easy for you, because love itself is power and through it you can constantly increase your power. Moreover you attract me myself through love; you draw the father, and the father draws you. And with certainty you reach your destination; you become my children and take completely possession of my heart. And I do not fight you, because I long for my children, who are products of my love, and I want to prepare for them unlimited happiness until all eternity. Amen. B.D. NR. 5099.
Book 57 5100
Matter. Loss of earthly goods. Free will.
5. and 6. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5100.
Everything you call your own on earth, can be taken from you, so it is my will, and you cannot fight against it, but you have to submit. But I constantly draw your attention to it that you do not get attached to earthly goods, because they do not last. But you can secure for yourselves a spiritual wealth, which cannot be taken from you and which you can increase constantly, particularly in the great time of trouble, which comes over you. Then you will be able to hand out, and a great blessing will receive, who let themselves be given a present of treasures from the spiritual kingdom. For these help you to eternal life. Earthly goods cannot protect you from death, but certainly the spiritual goods from the death of the spirit. Everything earthly will expire, and you men also stand in danger, having to give up bodily life; then all your possessions are invalid. But if you remain alive, then your thoughts are directed differently, because then you recognize the truth of my word, which has always drawn your attention to this trouble. I know who will be affected by it through my will. (6.4.1951) What I aim at, is however not to your harm, but just advantageous for your soul. I know it, where the individual man is still vulnerable, and must hit such wounds for him, which kill his desire for matter, which heal him from the plague breath of this world. Many will certainly see it as cruel and hard fate, but in future also to them the better understanding will come and they will thank me for my violent intervention in their life, that otherwise would have run without success for the soul.
I see, how mankind sinks more and more into matter, how it still works and creates for its increase only, without caring, how close the end is. It is completely useless power wastefulness, because already very soon before your eyes disappears, after which you men so greedily long for. And day after day you let pass, without acquiring for yourselves goods for the soul; day after day you turn the eyes towards the world, and you do not remember the lot of your soul after death, to which you all are so close, seen earthly and spiritually. But I can only warn and admonish you again and again, but I cannot force you, also can give you no obvious proofs of the truth of that, what I announce to you, so that you do not change out of fear, to escape the disaster. Freely out of yourselves you must want that you are happy; you must freely out of yourselves long for me to be united with me, your creator and father from eternity, then you will also voluntarily fulfil my will to change self-love, love for the world, into unselfish neighbourly love; then you will strive for spiritual goods and not need to fear the end as also the loss of earthly goods, which the coming time of trouble brings with it. I certainly know, what I want to keep and leave to the individual man, but you do not know it and are to prepare yourselves that everything is taken from you and nevertheless a wealth remains for you, which is immortal and which can never be taken from you. Only still care for these goods, and you will always experience my goodness and mercy, my loyal caring and father love with you, which will always give you what you need; which never leaves you in trouble, you who want to belong to me. For that reason you also never ever need to fear the coming, because you no longer can lose anything, because you have won everything. Amen. B.D. NR. 5100.
Book 57 5101
Bridge to God - Jesus Christ.
7. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5101.
The bridge, which leads to me, you all must set foot on, because there is no other way to reach me. This bridge the man Jesus has built for you. He saw the infinite wide cleft, which lay between you and me; he knew that it could never be overcome by you men, that you could never reach me and that you for that reason had to languish far from me for ever, so you were not helped. There he himself decreased the distance between you and me. He threw a bridge over the cleft, which was now passable for everyone, who the desire for me made them set foot on this bridge. For all of you there is only this one way, which Jesus has gone before you the way of the intimate joining together with me, which is found through love and prayer in spirit and in truth. There is a bridge on which you men can get into contact with me. You are no longer hopelessly banished from my nearness; you can approach me any time, and Jesus has shown you the way; he has held up that life as an example, which also you must live, if you want to unite yourselves with me. You stand completely powerlessly at the edge of the cleft, and when you have now lifted your eyes up there where I am, where the wide cleft has an end, then you must first ask for power to be able to cover the way, which is only short, but difficult. Therefore you have to turn in thoughts to him, who can provide you with power, so you do not acquire it yourselves you must pray to me for the supply of power or acquire power through love work. And my love will never leave you without power; never will you have lack of favour, so you just want to receive. For the sake of the man Jesus, who in his love acquired for you favours without measure through his sacrifice death, I hear the slightest pleading of your heart; a short intimate prayer to me gives you these favours, because through it you testify your will to reach me, to overcome the cleft you want to me, and I will always help you, because I also long for you, you who are still far from me. I do not turn my eye away from you, because you are sinful and have removed yourselves voluntarily from me, but I stretch out my hands to you, which you just need to grasp to reach the destination. The bridge is certainly narrow and stony; it is a way, which leads up, but is not so easily feasible, nevertheless it is passable, as soon as you let Jesus Christ go first, as soon as you choose him as leader and follow him. Then the ascent will also be easy, because he helps you carry every load. I myself am he, who comes to meet you, so you desire the joining together with me and also carry it out through love and prayer. I myself fetch my children over this bridge to me home into the father house and do not let them from me for ever, because my love for that, what I have created, last for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 5101.
Book 57 5102
School of the spirit.
9. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5102.
The school of the spirit you all must complete, if you want to gain for yourselves for eternity the right to dwell in the spiritual kingdom as happy spirit beings radiated through by light, which can create in power and in strength in agreement with my will. This school of the spirit is for you the earth existence, which certainly often weighs unbearably heavy upon you, however can then also produce a higher success, when you with best will just strive for your spiritual perfection and do not let yourselves be pressed down by the unpleasant circumstances of life; when you do not see earth life as end in itself, but as means for the purpose. You must always consider that it is only an extreme short phase, where you live in the consciousness of self on this earth, but that this short phase is decisive for eternity. Consider that in this short earth time the free will decision is demanded from you and that you can make it only then, when you are influenced from two sides and one side wins the victory over you. Understandably this will cost a fight; which you yourselves fight out as man. Your spiritual perfection therefore lies only in your own hand, but is favoured by me in every way, even so that is not obvious to you. For I will of course, that I win you, but not that I lose you. Therefore you must also be convinced of it that I so fashion each mans fate so that he can reach his destination, the spiritual perfection on this earth, when his will decides right. And so I also know, to which dangers he could succumb, and I avert such from him as much as possible, by which it is however not eliminated that he by virtue of his will can nevertheless succumb. But his life fate is always suitable to promote the highest possible perfection. Earth life is only a short phase, and even so it holds the most difficult fate in it, his sufferings do not make up for the happiness, which he can create for himself with right used will. Not one of my creatures I abandon arbitrarily to its fate; I look after each one always and constantly, because I want that the school of the spirit is successful.
And when man is always mindful of that nothing happens or nothing is allowed without my will, which always aims at a spiritual success, then he also always has the possibility getting in contact with me mentally and make himself willing to my will, because I am for all my creatures the father, who lovingly leans towards all his children, so just a quiet call touches his ear, a call for help in spiritual or also earthly trouble. You are of course not alone you have one, who loves you and just wants your best. Why do you not call upon him and present your troubles to him? Do not let yourselves be pushed away from me through earthly trouble, but let yourselves be driven to me by it, then it will truly no longer press you so heavy, because I help you carry the cross, which is imposed on you fate wise according to my wise resolution and cognition, what is useful for your spiritual perfection. The quiet devotion into my will is then already the right decision of the will, which you make, because then you no longer stand against me, but you have given up the resistance and acknowledged me you have then completed the school of the spirit with greatest success, and your end on earth will be an easy one. Amen. B.D. NR. 5102.
Book 57 5103
God speaks through the mouth of man to all men.
11. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5103.
I myself want to speak through you to men, who need my word, and therefore bring to you those, who now listen to you and have received my address after all. There are only few, who you will be able to instruct, therefore also only few, to whom I can express myself, even so through your mouth, so that the word from above touches them in a not unusual way; there are only few, but I know them and knock at the door of their heart and desire entry. Because who listens to my word, he listens to me myself, and who lets the word have an effect in him, he has granted entry to me, and my presence will now be a blessing for him. You have therefore a beautiful task, to work in union with me for me and my kingdom. Because it is not you, who speak there, but I myself speak through you, but always only with your will, for which I bless you, so it is meant for me and the redemption of erring souls. First you yourselves must be convinced of my word, then you will want everything out of yourselves, what is also my will; then it will push you to speak of me and my work in you; then you will want to communicate with your neighbour, and then you have prepared everything, so that I can now speak myself through you. Faith in me is necessary to be able to speak convincingly, therefore you must first believe yourselves to now support me and my teaching with eagerness, because I cannot express myself through an unbelieving man, because the slightest resistance lets my power become ineffective, therefore you would also have no success with your fellowmen, so you are yourselves in doubt over the truth of that, what you support. But the power of my spirit fills you, you who believe. To you and through you I can speak and let you again feel the power of my word, and then you are right representatives of my Gospel, my love teaching, which will also not miss its effect on your fellowmen. You yourselves can nothing out of yourselves; a spiritual power must always enliven you, and you yourselves determine it which power flows through you. My representatives, my servants and disciples of the time of the end, stand in faith and in the desire for me, and therefore I can also fill them with my power, and they will then want and do nothing else, than is my will. They will be vigorous workers in my vineyard, as they of course feel themselves as servants of their Lord, whom they love and to whom they want to be loyal for ever. So they always carry out my will, and everything what they do I have so to speak done myself. I work with and in them, and all vineyard work will be blessed. Amen. B.D. NR. 5103.
Book 57 5104
Gods word most effective gift of favour.
13. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5104.
He will partake of my favour, whoever desires it, and the measure of my favour is unlimited, because I love men and want to help them to happiness. But without favour no man can be happy. Therefore you are to use all means, which serve to gain favour you are to pray for the supply of favour; you are to request all help from me; you are to acquire favour yourselves through a way of life in love; you are to always live pleasing to me on earth to be in this way candidates of the treasure of favour, which is at the disposal of all of you, but must also be requested consciously, otherwise it would remain ineffective at you. You are to call upon Jesus Christ, the divine redeemer, who so to speak is the treasurer of favours, which he himself has acquired for you on the cross. You are to be aware of your weakness and request help, so that you reach up, what you alone never can do. I love my creatures and want that they live, but not that they become slaves of death. But life requires power, and since it is about the life of the soul, so it must be supplied with power, otherwise it is destroyed and sinks into spiritual death. But power can only come from there, where it has its origin, from me, the eternal original source of light and of power. Consequently you must turn to me and ask for power or acquire it for yourselves through love work, since you connect with me by this and therefore receive the power directly from me, I who am eternal love. And I hand it out; I give to everyone asking, because his requesting is the condition, which secures him the endless supply. I give you power, and indeed directly or indirectly. But the most effective gift of favour, the gift, out of which you can draw power directly, is my word, the outflow of my love power and consequently the most secure means to reach up. I have imposed my blessing on this word and everyone, who accepts it, experiences the wonderful effect of my word at himself. You men need all much power, and it is a particular gift that I bring my word to you also without your will to receive it but it can only become effective at you, when you are aware of your state of weakness and seek and hope for help in the receiving of my word. Then the word has become for you the power donor. The word is an extraordinary supply of power for you, because it holds extraordinary power in it, which everyone can receive, who listens attentively, so it is offered to him, and eagerly moves it in his heart. My word is the connection between me and you men; I come to you down, because out of your power alone you cannot come up to me, because the way to me is endless far, as long as you are still weak. But where my love power helps you, you effortlessly reach your destination. But who spurns my favour and consequently also everything, what comes from above, rejects as visible sign of his unbelief, he cannot be happy, because in his weakness he cannot rise from the ground, on to which my opponent has thrown him, when he disowned me. And a disownment of me it is, when also my word is not acknowledged as going out from me; when man in his arrogance does not give way before his creator, when he does not grasp his merciful hand, when he believes not needing his help and therefore can also receive no favour and power. Then he remains weak and unable to go the way up, then he is strongly burdened with the sin of arrogance, which presses him to the ground. And then no help can be become his, because he does not want to be helped. Because without my favour no-one can be happy. Amen. B.D. NR. 5104.
Book 57 5105
Connection of heaven and earth. Love. Will.
16. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5105.
The spell of silence is broken; the world of light reveals itself; there are no boundaries, which man could not exceed. Heaven and earth connect themselves, and I myself descend to men in the word. Nothing hidden exists any longer; there is no unbridgeable cleft. Men can hear truth, as soon as they want it. Take note of this, you men, that I want to supply all of you with truth and withhold it from no-one, but that one condition must be fulfilled, that you seek truth. I will therefore always open the source of life there, where the hunger and the thirst for the living water is obvious. But I will never force a man to accept the refreshing drink, who does not desire it; even so he gets it offered against his will. From this it follows that I am certainly prepared to hand out, that I announce to all men, what they are to do to be happy, but that I leave it at the offering only and exert no influence or force at all to make men willing to receive, but what every extraordinary, unnatural event would mean for the will of man. Extraordinary signs will certainly become apparent, things will certainly happen, which seem wonderful for him, who believes, because he considers everything in connection with my will, what happens, but the unbeliever sees nothing strange in it, and I will also never influence him strangely, because it would never have a favourable effect on his soul. Everything existing in spiritual judgement covers the stipulated course of development until a certain level, and until then my will is effective at him. But if it has exceeded this level, then my will steps back, and man can freely want and act. Everything what means compulsion for him, what would change his will and his thinking inevitably, I do not approve of, as soon as it will have an effect on fellowmen from the human side, but on my part the freedom of will is most strictly respected. But I bless every reign of effort for the purpose of a change of will, because it can lead to the destination to the leading back of the child to the father, from whom it had removed itself. And for that reason I look for eager servants on earth, who want to support me in the time of the end, which has broken and for that reason is important for the whole mankind. And their collaboration exists in carrying a light everywhere into darkness, i.e., to spread full truth, which takes its start with me as eternal truth. The light now radiates at many places, but where it is brought by my servants on earth, there a spark of love must absolutely glow, which now ignites at the light and becomes a bright flame, otherwise access is closed to the light, otherwise it radiates without effect on the heart of man. Only a man able to love can radiate light, and only a heart willing to love feels the effect of these rays, and his will to love becomes the deed; the ray of light becomes stronger and stronger and shines far out into darkness. For that reason there can be no compulsion with the spreading of the love light, the eternal truth out of me, but love alone gives and love alone receives, but love is subordinate to no compulsion. And since truth emerges from love, truth cannot find access with men in compulsion, and therefore it is also impossible that a spiritual action is introduced through my will, which would make the will of man unfree, by things happening before the eyes of men, which contradict the laws of nature, therefore must be recognized as unnatural. As long however such a recognizing is doubtful, as long as there are also other explanations for unusual events, no obvious faith compulsion exists. Although indications are constantly given through my will, which can make thoughtful and believing, so it is certainly never allowed to have an effect under compulsion on men on the part of light messengers in heaven and on earth. To the end messengers from above will instruct men; to the end for every individual soul will be fought; to the end favours without measure are at the disposal of every individual, and to the end I myself work through my spirit among men. But to the end man keeps his freedom of will, which is not allowed to be influenced, although it is recognizable that he fails, because he once again abuses his freedom of will. But then he must also bear the results according to my eternal order, which is irrefutable. Amen. B.D. NR. 5105.
Book 57 5106
Self-redemption. With Jesus Christ only.
17. and 18. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5106.
No-one will be able to redeem himself out of own power, and still it alone depends on his will, whether earth life brings man complete redemption from the bound state, which was the result of the former descent from God. Therefore redemption means becoming free from the power of Satan, who separated the spiritual beings from God, who let them become sinful and unhappy. To bring about this redemption out of own power has been impossible to the spiritual once fallen, until Jesus Christ descended to earth to achieve this work as man. He arose as opponent of Satan and defeated him, i.e., his will was so strong that he resisted him, that the developed love as Gods share in himself in a measure, which let the opponent of God become powerless, because love is power from God.
To kindle this love is possible for every man; therefore also every man could redeem himself, when he wants it. But exactly the will is weakened through the former sin; man is inferior to the opponent of God, and his own power is not enough to free himself from him, because the will of love is too little as share of the inheritance of him, who lacks all love. But through Jesus Christ man has been put into the position, to increase the will of love, as soon as he makes use of the favours of the work of redemption, as soon as he has him as help, who has died for him on the cross and has paid the purchase price with his blood for all souls to the opponent of God. He now can no longer keep him bound, when man himself wants to free himself. Therefore the redemption of man on earth is certainly a work of free will, but which is only then active in the right direction, when Jesus Christ is called for as redeemer of mankind to help. Then man redeems himself, but which he cannot without Jesus Christ, since Satan has him then still under control, whose power was only broken through Jesus Christ, therefore man must put himself behind him to break free from the control of Satan. Self-redemption without Jesus Christ is an impossibility, but with him to be achieved very well, but man must first muster the will to free himself, otherwise also the divine redeemer cannot carry out the work of redemption with him, although he died for all men on the cross. But to no man it is refused to make use of the favours acquired by him, why therefore also the whole of mankind shares in the work of redemption of Christ, but which does not say that men are redeemed against their will. (18.4.1951) In free will they can give themselves to Jesus Christ as his own, but also remain loyal to Satan, who so to speak took part in the creation of the spiritual, because he obtained the power for it from God, however used the power according to his will and so also put the resistance against God into the beings will wise, from which Jesus Christ, through his exceeding great love, wants to redeem them. The work of redemption is accomplished for all, but no being is inevitably redeemed, but it must itself have the will to be redeemed through Jesus Christ otherwise the work of redemption has been achieved in vain for this being, because it still acknowledges Satan as its lord and has no desire to flee from his power. Amen. B.D. NR. 5106.
Book 57 5107
Language of God from father to child. Words of love.
18. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5107.
To all of you I am close, so close that you are able to hear me, so you listen to the inside to my voice. And it is understandable that I speak so to you, as a loving father speaks to his children, simply, plainly and still full of love, so that my children are close to me, that they also understand me as father, who loves his children. And because I want that they also understand me, my words so echo in their hearts, as every child is able to grasp, that they cannot be misunderstood and that they make the child happy. My fullness of love would express itself very differently, when you could bear it, but as long as you still dwell on earth, the sound of my word is fitted to the state of your soul, and according to the ability of love of the individual it sounds audibly in the heart or touching the feeling as a mental breath. I myself am with you, you who hear my voice; I am present to you and speak words of love to you, of comfort, of admonition, and I instruct you. For you must always feel my presence as a flow of favour and power. Who now desires much, he also receives much. Who opens his heart to me, desiring my love, to him it also floods in unmeasured, and my love expresses itself in the word the fullness of my love gives up; it radiates the light of my love fire into the heart of him, who opens himself to me and wants to hear me. But light is wisdom, and the horn of plenty of divine wisdom is inexhaustible and offers always new treasures to him, who stretches out his hands towards it. But spiritual wealth is always offered to you in a way comprehensible to you, because I want that you understand me, so I speak to you. And for that reason the light will be able to shine everywhere; I will make no difference with the handing out of my gifts, wherever such are desired from me and the love of the heart of a child asks me for it. And my children will always understand me; otherwise they would not recognize the father, but who wants to be recognized by it. For that reason my word is also the living water, which flows out of the source, so clear and unclouded that each one can refresh himself at it, because each one finds in it that, what he needs to the development of his soul encouragement and comfort, love and wisdom, favour and power.
As long as you walk on earth, you are still under age little children, to which I can and will give only so, as they are receptive for my word of love and of wisdom. And so also you are to consider yourselves always only as children and receive everything with thanks, what the most loyal father love offers you you are not to long for spiritual food, which you still would not endure, for spiritual knowledge, which you still do not need on earth; you are not to long for, to fathom the omnipotence of my works, before you have reached a certain spiritual maturity, which enables you, to see spiritually you are to content yourselves with that, what I give you, what I recognize as giving blessings to you and what my love has ready for the children, who have established the right relationship to me and consequently let me myself be present. Like children you are to receive the gifts asking and thanking, which my father love gives to you, as often you desire them. Amen. B.D. NR. 5107.
Book 57 5108
Proof for Gods word: Love - Wisdom Omnipotence.
20. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5108.
Only that is to be acknowledged as my word, what testifies to my love, my wisdom and my omnipotence. For much will be presented as my word in the last time, which however you are not to accept without examination; as also my opponent is constantly active after all, to cause confusion among men, who he can reach best through distortion of my word, for such a one prevents men of the recognition of me myself and consequently also of that, to approach me in love and to seek the joining together with me. A being, which love, wisdom and omnipotence is doubted, will never be striven for; but since I want that you long for me, I myself must reveal myself to you men; I must make myself known to you as father and creator full of wisdom and omnipotent loving you exceedingly, to win your love, which unites us for ever. Everything now, what proves to you this my nature, all thought material, what has my love, wisdom and omnipotence as content, you can also consider as going out from me; you can believe in it that they are revelations for my part, which I sent to men to win them for ever for me. But faith teachings, which just let the love, wisdom or omnipotence of mine doubt in the least, never ever proceeded from me and are in my will, to be announced to men; since my opponent expresses himself through such teachings after all to push away truth and to guide men into erroneous thinking. I am a God of love and could never ever give men laws out of my love by threatening eternal punishments. I could never ever drive them into fear, because a loving father wants to win the love of the children, but not the submissiveness based on fear. Every teaching, which also has divine wisdom missing, is just as erroneous and does not contribute to kindle love in man, because something highly perfect can only be recognized as divine being, only something highly perfect can be the aim of spiritual striving; a being, which knows no beginning and no end and for that reason also moves mans thoughts beyond death. And so you men therefore examine spiritual material for its truth, so ask yourselves seriously, whether you can recognize in it love, wisdom and omnipotence, and accept without hesitation, what this proves to you, because I want that you recognize me, and will always represent myself to you so that you are able to love me, however do not need to fear. But if I am made out to be an angry and punishing God, then they are no revelations on my part, then he steals into, who is an enemy of truth, but he fights with cunning and violence, who does not fight with open visor, but with a mask, so that you do not recognize him and are to believe his words. Only a being, which you can love out of the deepest heart, is your God and father from eternity. Strive for this, and you will always also recognize his revelations, which will always increase your love for him, because the father himself draws you to himself. Amen. B.D. NR. 5108.
Book 57 5109
Love - wisdom - omnipotence characteristics for revelations.
21. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5109.
You are to feel my love; you are to recognize my wisdom and experience the testimony of my power and strength, so that you believe that the eternal divinity itself reveals itself to you through the spirit. Nothing is insignificant, what you experience, what happens around you and what goes on in you. And only after you have been initiated into the secrets of my plan of creation and salvation, then it is also easy for you, to recognize in all happenings my hand, my visible guidance, because then you also know, that my love tries everything to turn your hearts to me, and that everything, also the most severe suffering is just an expression of my love, which wants to win you for ever. If in future you look back on your earth life, then my wisdom will also be obvious to you, because you then recognize the connexion of all happenings with the process of maturation of your soul, and nothing will anymore appear arbitrarily to you, but everything will be recognized by you as appropriate and bringing salvation, what achieved your maturation. But also my power and might will become obvious to you, so you just pay attention to the course of your life, which often appeared unbearable to you and again and again became bearable through states, which you men on earth see as coincidence or own will, but were directed by my will, to help you up. All men could experience my love, wisdom and omnipotence at themselves and testify to it, so they would just be attentive in faith on it that I direct everything according to my will and that nothing can happen without my will or my approval. That always my love and wisdom is determining of it, must be just believed so long, until man himself puts himself voluntarily and consciously under my guidance. Then he will get the proof that all is guidance and nothing coincidence; and this proof he finds in himself for a man, who consciously puts himself under me, sees and hears, what the other does not hear. And for that reason he can now also convincingly speak of my love and wisdom and omnipotence. He can do it, because he has proofs for it, because his own fate of life let him again and again recognize me in my entity and for that reason he devotes himself unconditionally to me, because he loves me. And his devotion to me I reward with my power of love, which now flows through him I have an effect in him through the spirit I reveal myself to everyone, who has recognize me as extremely perfect being, who believes in my love, wisdom and omnipotence and therefore also no longer doubts it, that the eternal divinity reveals itself to its creatures. Every revelation of myself is also a testimony of my love, wisdom and omnipotence because my rule and work is announced through it, which always lets love, wisdom and omnipotence become recognizable. When I reveal myself to men, then I openly give them enlightenment about my rule and work, as well as about the cause, the reason and the ultimate aim of every work of creation, and my love, wisdom and omnipotence is getting so obvious through it that there can be no doubt anymore that faith is now not only faith, but has become conviction that man has now become confessor of me myself, as soon as he allows it himself that I reveal myself to him. Amen. B.D. NR. 5109.
Book 57 5110
Powerful storm. Sleep of death. Forces of nature.
22. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5110.
A powerful storm must roar along over men to wake the souls up out of their sleep of death, before the last storm of destruction goes over the earth. Happy the men who wake up and still go eagerly the way; happy the men who recognize me myself in the storm and voluntarily bend to me because they will not be broken, but pick themselves up and strive upwards. I certainly touch all sleeping before with a gently hand and seek to disturb them, but they pay no attention to my slight touch, and for that reason they must be jolted; I must touch them roughly, when I want to prevent that they go lost for ever, that their sleep changes to death and a rescue to life is impossible. I continually make an effort to rouse men from the lethargy of the spirit and therefore often knock at the door of their heart, and where I am not listened to, I knock stronger, through suffering and trouble I become noticeable, so that they become busy mentally and listen to me, so I approach them through my messengers. I only want that they think about themselves, about their end and their purpose, so that they then most lively become aware of that they also have a task for their earth life. Already the thought of it can let them become active, because it can determine the will, to start the soul work, as soon as it has recognized that this is its actual earth task. They are to just awake. Because then they also look perceptively around them and discover everywhere mistakes and defects, and they lend a hand to eliminate them. But as soon as the powerful storm will rise over earth, also the most drunken sleeper will awake, but first look around for a long time, what has disturbed him from his sleep. Much time does not remain for him then for his work, particularly so he is tardy. But the signs are all too clear, which can still compel him to faith, when he is not completely alienated from me. I do not want their destruction; I want their rescue, but who does not want to be rescued, him I leave to be the victim of destruction, which is then near him through his own fault. My love messengers first call with a bright voice the sleeping: Prepare yourselves before the coming of the Lord make the door of your heart open for him and let him enter; ask him for power and favour, so that he takes pity on you, and open yourselves to his streaming in of his spirit. But only few obey the advices of those; only few take their words seriously and expect me and also the end; only few listen to me, so I myself speak through these messengers. Und these will also recognize the signs of the storm and prepare themselves for it, by them calling me as their father for protection and shield in the coming trouble, by them recommending themselves to me and my favour and can now also be without worry that I forget them. But the sleepers will jolt and be afraid, since they are defencelessly exposed to the forces of nature, through which I myself will express myself. And my voice will sound loud and threatening and make all men take notice; it will point to the near end, which is predicted in the same way as the coming event of nature and also occur, when it is the time. Amen. B.D. NR. 5110.
Book 57 5111
Child relationship. Love. Humility. Right prayer.
23. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5111.
In which relationship you stand to the heavenly father, that also determines the spiritual development, which depends on the supply of favour and power, therefore also on your demand of it. A trusting relationship of the child to the father also lets the child ask for gifts of favour, and it will always be given richly, while a man, who stands in an estranged relationship to God, also does not ask him for supply of favours and without such can hardly mature. The relationship of a child to the father is a state of love, which includes fullest trust, which a good father will never disappoint. But love towards the father excludes all arrogance; the child approaches the father in humility and through it achieves unspeakably much with him. Love of the father for his children wants to give continually and also hands out gifts there, where they are not requested. Nevertheless the gifts of favour are only then effective, when they are consciously desired and a conscious desire will always be the result of a right child relationship, which secures all fulfilment for man; because God himself is eternal love. Out of himself man can never gain the degree of maturity, which is purpose and aim of his earth life, because at first he is still resisting God and through the influence of the opponent of God he still lacks the knowledge about the love of God. But as soon as he believes in God at all, in a higher being, which has created him, and devotes himself trustingly to this being, God awards the trust and makes himself known as loving father to win the child for ever. And now it is up to the free will of man, to also ask the recognized father for his help. Then he has already stepped into the right relationship to him, because the request to him testifies to his humility and secures him also the supply of favour in fullest measure. And now he can ascend with the help of God, because the love of God draws him and no longer drops him for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 5111.
Book 57 5112
Degree of love. Constant increase of happiness. God unfathomable.
24. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5112.
Every gift of love is pleasing to me, because I assess the degree of love, which lets you think and act, as it can also be no other way, because I, as eternal love myself, are drawn by every love expression, whether it is meant for me or the neighbour. And so also only in love the joining together can take place, the intimate connection, which is insoluble for ever. What has once united itself with eternal love in free will, can no longer separate from it for ever and also does not want it, because it is the most happy state, which the being created by me can reach. However constant increases of happiness can be achieved, the higher the degree of love rises, the closer the being comes to me, whom it strives for again and again. I no longer go away from my children for ever, and I still constantly remain for them the aim of their striving, to come closer to me, because also this belongs to the unlimited happiness, to long for and to constantly find fulfilment of the longing. And so I am apparently unreachable to them, and nevertheless they feel the happiness of the joining together, a state, which you men on earth still do not grasp that constant longing and constant fulfilment never finds an end. But all limiting would be imperfect, but I am the most perfect being and must therefore also be unfathomable for ever, being the aim of the beings for ever, which I want to make happy. And this happiness will find no end for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 5112.
Book 57 5113
Blessing of love. Aim of man.
25. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5113.
You cannot develop up, so you do not look after love, so you do not change your nature, which only knows self-love at the beginning of the embodiment, which is to be changed into unselfish neighbourly love. Every work of neighbourly love is a step up; but without love you always walk on the same level, you are indeed in danger, to sink back through offences against love, through acts of hate and lack of love. But your aim is up, and therefore you must strive to reach this aim; you must leave the deep through a life in love and seek to gain spheres, where the light from above flows towards you; where you now recognize that way clearly, which you are to go to be happy. Only love can bring you the light; only love puts you into the state of cognition; only love makes you seeing, so that you no longer can miss the right way. But without love you are blind in the spirit, and the darkness around you does not let you find the way, but which you also do not want to go without love, because it leads up; but you love the deep. No other advice can be given to you, than to practise unselfish neighbourly love, because out of love everything else emerges a living faith and knowledge of truth full of light, which drives you to always more eager striving, because it points you to eternal light, which is worth striving for. Nothing else can replace love. And also all good deeds, which you carry out without love, which you perform for the sake of a good purpose, which are to raise you before the eyes of fellowmen, are worthless for eternity; they do not get you one step further up; they have just been done for the world and will also find their reward from the world. But right love makes the good deeds immortal; they live on and follow you into eternity. Because a right work of love is already a joining together with God, who is love in himself and who therefore works with you, so you are active in love. Right works of love are building blocks for eternity; they are rungs of the ladder up, to eternal happiness. For that reason do not be inactive on earth, and gather a spiritual wealth through works of love, treasures, which follow you into eternity, because only love achieves such, that the soul creates for itself a happy lot in eternity. Only love brings the soul to maturity, and only through love the purpose of a man on earth will be fulfilled that his nature changes completely and becomes like the original nature of God, that it reaches the aim already on earth, the joining together with God, to now be extremely happy, powerful and full of light for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 5113.
Book 57 5114
"I came to mine, and mine did not receive me."
25. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5114.
I came to mine, and they did not receive me; they did not recognize me. Only rarely I am recognized by men, so I step into their way, and for that reason they also do not receive my gift as divine gift, or they just pay little attention to it. But I want to be recognized by men, so that they also make right use of my gift of favour and apply it to the salvation of their soul. How often do I knock in vain, and the door of their heart remains closed before him, who brings the best to them, who wants to offer them a gift, which has inexpressible value. They grant me no entry; they do not want to listen to me and therefore reject the most valuable, although they urgently need it. I came to mine, and mine did not receive me, because they did not recognize me. Many want to belong to mine; they think to belong to my church and still do not know my voice, when I want to gather them as good shepherd and attract and call them. They do not recognize my voice and remain far from me. But my sheep recognize the voice of their shepherd because they are words of love, which I supply to mine out from above, to those, who open the heart and let me enter, as soon as I desire entry. They are only few, who recognize me, but all of them would have the ability to it, so they were willing to it, to seek their father from eternity, because I would let myself be found by them. But the desire for me is too little, and for that reason they also do not hear my word, the proof of me myself and the visible sign of my love for men. And so it is made accessible to them by fellowmen, they lack faith and therefore also the understanding for my love and favour, which sends a means to them to reach the aim on earth, to the joining together with me through love. Easily comprehensible is everything for mine, who let me speak to them and also utilize the received according to my will. I can approach them and make myself known to them, and they no longer doubt me; they will receive me any time into the residence of their heart and hear my word directly. And they will move my word in the heart and become active according to it. And they will also understand my word spoken on earth that my kingdom is not of this world. Because they now recognize the kingdom of God; they recognize the father, who wants to come to his and is not recognized by men, because they go along without love. But who is active according to my word, he has love in himself and through it is led to cognition he follows my call, because he has recognized me myself. Amen. B.D. NR. 5114.
Book 57 5115
Faith Struggle. Fulfilment of Promises.
26. April 1951. B.D. NR 5115.
You will have to assert yourself also towards the world that will oppose and persecute you. Then the time of war has begun that I have announced to you and that also marks the beginning of the last phase before the end. Also worldly you will not receive help because they who would like to help you are too weak, but the stronger ones are against you. Yet still you have a protection you can well rely on - because I myself am with you and give you strength to hold out in the most severe fight. He who only calls me will also experience my presence because I do not leave the ones who are mine. I certainly allow that men are opposing each other in battle. This last struggle of faith has to be visible because the spirits are to be divided - because a separation has to take place between those that belong to me and those that belong to the opponent; also the last ones still have to decide that up to now shied away from an open confession due to weakness of faith or fear. These now are to pick themselves up by the strength of belief of the ones who are mine, when they are not completely falling away for the sake of earthly advantages, that the ones that are mine have to give away for the sake of their faith. It will be a decision that only concerns the soul life of the individual but important because the decision also affects the earthly life and that is why many men will fail. Because he who still puts the world up high, who loves earthly life, who still pays much attention to bodily comfort, he will badly come through because everything will be demanded of him if he does not want to give away the belief in me and my work of redemption. Many will fall away from the faith because they have to publicly stand up for me. But he who has the truth, who is advanced in knowledge, who also has my power in him through a life in love, he will remain loyal to me until the end, he will stand up for me out of free courage, he will speak for me and will also still convince those who are weak in faith but of good will. And in spite of greatest earthly hardship on the part of the enemies he will not so feel the trouble because I stand by him and supply him with everything he needs for body and soul. The measures of the enemies will be unable to get at him who fully puts his trust in me because what is taken away from him by these, that I give him back in other form but always so that he will live as long as I still need him on this earth. And my small flock shall bear witness till the end to the kingdom of God and his power - my promises are to come true that a strong faith is capable of everything and that the ones that are mine will be given what they ask for in this faith. The battle will become hard but the ones that are mine will still get over it because they have a military leader standing by them who will defeat any enemy and who belongs to his camp will emerge as winner and no longer has the need to fear any enemy when the end has come, the day of judgement that finally separates the righteous from the unrighteous, the good from the evil, the ones that are mine from the followers of Satan - the day when everyone is repaid according to his works. B.D. NR. 5115.
Book 57 5116
Gods word truth. Living faith recognizes voice of the father.
27. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5116.
My word is supplied to earth in all truth. You men are not aware of it, what you receive, because you are indifferent to truth and do not know that you must accept truth whatever happens, to be happy. Much knowledge is send to you from the outside, about which you have no certainty that it is truth. And so you are completely unclear, what you are now to accept as truth, and on the other hand you are aware that you must give yourselves an explanation and that you yourselves can determine to stand far or close to truth. You can find it, but you do not seek it, and for that reason the great miracle also escapes you, which your father and creator from eternity works on you, that you hear his word directly from above and therefore purest truth is imparted to you from above, a knowledge, which gives you information about everything, what is unclear to you. It is an act of greatest mercy at you men, because your indifference to truth makes you unworthy of this supply of favour, nevertheless I pour out my spirit over few men devoted to me to bring truth closer to you all, which you urgently need to be happy. A connection has been established from the spiritual to the earthly kingdom, and for that reason men must adapt spiritually to grasp the gifts imparted from there and to let them have an effect; they must leave the world unnoticed so long, as the spiritual influx touches them to feel its effect, otherwise they also go past unimpressed by the spiritual material from the heavens and do not recognize its value. Truth comes to you, and you pay no attention to it. I myself am truth, and so I come to meet you in the word from above and want to be received by you. But how often do you show the door to me; you keep it closed and grant me no entry, and that always, when my word is offered to you and you reject it; when truth is supplied to you and you prefer the world and for its sake take no notice of me, of that, what my love and favour offers you. You certainly have the excuse that you do not know, whether it may be truth, but you also do not make an effort to examine, otherwise you very well would recognize, which fullness of wisdom is hidden in it, which can only come from a giver, who is wise in himself and in love seeks to introduce you to eternal truth. You do not seek and for that reason can also not find because as soon as you seek me, I also let myself be found, and I myself will then offer you nothing else than truth. The indifference to truth therefore then also stretches to me; and you men all, who pretend to believe in me, you do not speak truth, so you reject my word at the same time, which goes out from me, because so you livingly believe in me, you also recognize my voice and accept my word with joy, because it testifies to me and is just only strengthening of your faith. Who believes in me, he also seeks to fathom me, and the words from above sound to him like a loving promise and confirmation of me myself. But only few seek me and will find me, because world men are blind and deaf, and the gleam of light of my word does not penetrate into their eyes and ears, and therefore mankind walks in darkness, and only rarely lights can flash and illuminate the surrounding area but who prefers the night, he flees the light, and he will remain in darkness for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 5116.
Book 57 5117
Justice of God. Forbearance mercy.
28. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5117.
I am a good and just God and still let my sun shine over just and unjust over good and evil, because I want to change the bad to good, but not ruin. I am a God of love, and love keeps, but does not destroy. I am a God of wisdom and have formed my creatures, so that they are to remain for ever, but are not mortal. But an existence in power and light presupposes a state, which is in accordance with my original nature, therefore can be called perfect in a certain degree. And into this state I seek to put you, but under observance of free will, as long as man dwells on earth. And for that reason I let you in this time enter into the light circle of my sun, the radiation of favour from my kingdom, however leaving you free, whether you want to stay there and get perfect or whether you prefer to flee into the shade and to then also remain imperfect and enter the opposite kingdom imperfect. The just and the unjust are touched by my sun of favour; just and unjust are given my love and just need to want to be happy. However as long as the bad does not change to good, I cannot receive it into my kingdom, because it would disappear in it, because all unclean is consumed by the love heat of the beings of the kingdom of light, which can only hold spiritual having become perfect. For that reason also my forbearance and patience will be understood, which as it were questions my justice. But latter is not eliminated. Once it becomes apparent, but again only to establish the divine order, which is allowed to be reversed only to a certain degree, to not having an effect against the law. Then forbearance, patience and mercy step back and are still fundamentally not eliminated, because also this act of justice is an act of mercy, to prevent a complete change to the opposite, to not let the entity crash into the deepest deep, from where the ascent up is almost impossible. As long as men dwell on earth, they often violate the divine order, without experiencing an immediate punishment, which is according to my justice. But man has free will, and every immediate redressing of his injustice act would curtail free will, since the fear of punishment would make him unfree and no ascent development out from the inside would take place. For that reason my justice on earth is not so obvious, but nevertheless my own in the highest degree, because every violation must find its atonement, because also this is a law of the order, which cannot be overturned. But also the sharpest punishment on my part is again a proof of my love, since it is a means of bringing up at the same time, whereby the being is to finally still reach perfection, which is first and final aim of all that, what has emerged out of me, through my power and out of my love. And everything will once reach this aim, and no matter whether eternities will pass everything created will once be happy. Amen.B.D. NR. 5117.
Book 57 5118
Acceptance of divine word no compulsion. Free will.
29. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5118.
My spirit is eternally the same; my word never changes, and my will is always in accordance with the law of eternal order. And so always and for ever that will be right, what my spirit reveals to you through the word. My father love is also always the same, which encloses all my children, and to my children all can count themselves, who long in the heart to come to me, and make an effort to fulfil my will. That now every child feels differently and therefore feels my father love more or less, is up to the degree of its love to me, which can understandably increase to the highest, but is also little developed with some child longing for me. Nevertheless it stands under my protection, as soon as it has once professed me willing wise. And for it my exceedingly great love must again be guarantee to you, that a helpless being, which strives towards me, I do not leave to itself or to my enemy. And for that reason the will towards me alone is already the security for you, that this being will once become mine, because it belongs to me already from that moment, where it has professed me willing wise. But for the purpose of purification and strengthening of the will the being is put to the test as man, and these tests aim to achieve further to stimulate his thinking, because only through thinking man gains truth, that is he desires it and can then also be given. For as long as he still does not possess truth, the danger of a wrong idea of me exists, but which must be omitted first of all to let love towards me flare up to highest heat, which is then the driving force to further completion. But truth cannot be given to man without that he desires it, and it is only then desired, when man feels a lack of clarity as pressing and disturbing when it is dark in him he desires light and then a light is also given him; then truthful knowledge is supplied to him, which helps him to completion.
My love brings you children together, you who long for me, and arranges it that you instruct each other and help you to truth. It supplies truth to you from above, leaving it to yourselves, whether you want to accept it, so that you also now again let thought activity become busy, because each one must work on himself, if he wants to gain higher maturity. This thought activity often has a different effect it can also lead to rejection, when my opponent intervenes and wins influence on a man for some cause, which the man himself has then given him. My opponent will not win him, because he strives towards me, and I do not drop him. But he can still go erroneous ways, until he lands again at the right way. He now matures in another way, but will nevertheless reach his aim. Because I leave free will to man and do not force him to accept the word sent to earth as my word. But he is not renegade to me, but only of arrogant spirit to his fellowmen, which does not let him recognize the right. But he does not give me up and therefore also reaches his aim securely. I never want to put you men in the situation, having to accept my word from above, and for that reason I must also leave the possibility to each one, to doubt it, for he recognizes it, so he asks for my support, the enlightenment of his spirit, in humility and love to me. My spirit work in form of my revelation is allowed to mean no faith compulsion; otherwise it would completely contradict the purpose. And this as explanation for one of your questions. Amen. B.D. NR. 5118.
Book 57 5119
Will to work for God secures protection through light beings.
29. Aril 1951. B.D. NR. 5119.
You leave the earthly world behind you, as soon as you prepare for the receiving of my word, and therefore the soul has risen into the spiritual kingdom, where light beings come to meet it on my behalf, to instruct it. These light beings are also on earth always constantly around you, because you have taken over a mission, which is the same on earth, as it is carried out by the light beings in the spiritual kingdom to pass on truth, which takes its start from me. Therefore these beings must stand in fullest truth and always have an effect on you, on the thinking and the will, which both is according to the mission, the work in my vineyard. Therefore your thinking and wanting stands constantly under the control of those light beings, and yet you are not forced to think and want according to their will. But the will to serve me is enough for the light beings to direct you, and they rarely find resistance, why their work is also successful, both at you as well as at fellowmen through you. This activity of the light beings is observed by many souls in the hereafter, which are still immature and also want to attract the attention of earth men, however have no power to express themselves. Their thinking is more earthly and therefore has no effect at all on a man striving spiritually. But the closeness of those beings the latter feel as worrying and disturbing. And for that reason the light beings make an effort to form a wall of protection around men, who are allowed to receive spiritual material through them according to my will. They are therefore always isolated from the still imperfect spiritual world, as soon as spiritual instructions take place, what however does not rule out that these beings arrive, as soon as transmissions out of the spiritual kingdom are brought to an end, and would then like to announce themselves. But everything imperfect will always have an unfavourable effect on the spiritual striving up; but it will never gain power over it, because who is to carry out a mission to the redemption of the spiritual on earth, he will always stand in the protection of those beings, which serve me and fulfil my will only. And also you have been entrusted to these beings, so that those have no influence, who themselves still dwell in darkness and for that reason can also hand out no light to those, who want to be active as light bearers for me and my kingdom. Amen. B.D. NR. 5119.
Book 57 5120
30. April 1951. B.D. NR. 5120.
Each one soul has its spiritual mentor, its guide, who wants to help it to eternal life. He seeks to influence the thoughts of man and to turn to the spiritual kingdom, but as he also fashions the life fate of him so that it can lead to great success, however under observance of free will. This mentor knows what is beneficial for the development of the soul and what could be of disadvantage for it, and for that reason he will always make an effort to always help the soul to progress, because he is connected to it in love and the leadership is given to him by God himself over that soul. Everything what serves it, he promotes; what could bring about harm to it, he seeks to prevent, but always in wise cognition and great love. As long as man now dwells on earth, the spiritual spheres are closed to him intellectually; even so the soul can bring itself to the spiritual kingdom, so it still does it unaware for the body and is also not able to repeat the impressions from those spheres to the intellectual man that he could get a picture, that is according to truth. The spiritual kingdom will also remain a secret to the bodily man until the body itself has spiritualized itself so far that the soul can impart the seen to it and it remains in its awareness. Then that degree of maturity has been reached, which makes a further life on earth unnecessary, which the spiritual guide would also like to reach, as long as the soul still dwells in the body. But as long as this degree of maturity is not yet reached, the mentor carefully protects the intellectual man to create for himself distorted images of the spiritual kingdom, which could just confuse, but not benefit him, because the intellect of man still has influence on the soul so long, as it has not already reached the degree of maturity, that it is able to see spiritually. It itself can certainly in the dream dwell in spheres, of which it fetches for itself much power and knowledge, but it will not take the memory of it over into the earthly life, as long as the body is not also spiritualized. The spiritual mentor as it were puts up a wall and hides behind the wall everything, what is still incomprehensible to the intellect of man; while the soul can cross the wall unhindered and is able to see into the spiritual kingdom. And this limit is carefully guarded from the spiritual side hidden to the intellect of man remains, what is shown to the soul unveiled as long until there is no longer a danger to the soul, to get into doubt, when the intellect seeks to shake it. A strong soul, which has become rich in knowledge, can now also convince the intellect and refute every objection right, but this maturity it must first have reached, then it can see without hesitation and consciously into the spiritual kingdom and also communicate with the intellect, which now also lets itself be instructed about that and opposes it with no faith doubts. Who seeks truth, he will also find it, but man is to always abandon himself to the spiritual guidance and not unauthorized seek to penetrate into a knowledge, which can only harm him, when he does not have the necessary degree of maturity to use the knowledge right. His spiritual guide knows about the state of the soul and seeks to increase it, as long as he is not resisted. Because he does not lack wisdom and love, and he gives to his students so, as it is a blessing to them. Amen. B.D. NR. 5120.
Book 57 5121
Power of faith. Love brings faith to live.
1. May 1951. B.D. NR. 5121.
A believing earth child achieves everything with me, because its faith I do not let get ruined. And so also you, you who want to serve me through the spreading of the Gospel, must test the power of faith, if you want to have extraordinary success with fellowmen. You must that, what you teach, translate into action, and so you therefore support the faith, you must also bring the proof, what a strong faith is able to do. With me you are able to do everything. And that you are to believe that you accomplish everything with my help, that I am present to you and work with you united, therefore nothing can fail you. So you request power from me, I never deny it to you; limitlessly you are allowed to make use of my power; only that you must believe that you do nothing alone, but everything with me. Then you can set about everything, and you will succeed in everything. Again and again I prompt you to bring this strong faith to development in you, because then you have won everything on earth, what you still need and because a strong faith is the testimony for the truth of my teaching, which you are to announce to fellowmen in the time, which precedes the end. If you yourselves so deeply believe, then you can also prove to fellowmen the power of faith, and to everyone you will be recognizable as emissary in my name; you will then prove the divinity of the teaching, which you spread in my name. A strong faith will secure you many followers, but so you yourselves doubt the success of a plan, how will you then win fellowmen for my teaching. But strong faith will only be won through love, because it brings faith to life. You will be able to believe, so you live in love. Weak faith is therefore still a sign of lack of love, and men suffer from this, who are not able to believe. That always consider: Love brings faith to life. Then you also have the simplest means to gain faith. Practise neighbourly love and in this way you draw me myself to you; my presence gives you the certainty and awareness of power, and in this awareness you think everything being possible, whatever you want to undertake. And for that reason also teach your fellowmen that they can gain strong faith only through a love life, but that strong faith is absolutely necessary to be in control of all onslaughts from outside in the coming time, and that a strong faith in my help is never without success, that man is even able to work miracles, because then he no longer works alone, but in association with me, and he must succeed with everything. Because I do not let a strong faith go to ruin. Amen. B.D. NR. 5121.
Book 57 5122
Spreading the Gospel is a work of mercy.
2. May 1951. B.D. NR. 5122.
You have a large field of work, if you want to be active for me, because you live in the midst among men, who are partly turned away from me, but partly so indifferent and weak in faith that it is necessary to send right representatives of my teaching among them, whose words can have influence, where the will is still good. A gigantic work is to be done, and only little success will be scored. Nevertheless everything is to be tried to rescue those, because as they remain in their attitude, in their lack of faith or indifference, they still sink deeper and in the end belong to those, who get lost for eternal times. It is a great work of mercy to help them, to strive for their change and to awaken in them the drive to soul work through example and good teachings. For there is spiritual darkness among men, and they know nothing; truth is far from them and is partly prevented through erroneous teachings, and so man is still only worldly minded, and he does not remember his actual earth task. The field of work is large, because you are always surrounded by men, who need your help, and every activity results in its blessing, even so the success is not visible. The coming time of trouble will contribute that your speeches will be remembered, and for that reason you are not to neglect to draw their attention to the coming time of trouble, present the near end to them, the danger in which they are, and mention my exceedingly great love, which would like to turn this danger away from them, but need the will of men for it. You will certainly often experience hostility, but that is not to discourage you to again and again mention my teaching and to emphasize my spirit work at you, so that they become thoughtful and the seed, which you spread, may still not fall on completely stony ground.
You are to be busy workers in my vineyard and perform your work not lukewarm or indifferently. For time hurries, and the day, where you can still work, is soon past. Night follows it, where all work is impossible. For that reason use every opportunity to send to fellowmen me and my kingdom; teach them love, which also produces living faith; explain to them their earth life purpose, and admonish them to get into contact with their creator and father from eternity; admonish them to establish the right child relationship and to call on me in prayer for favour and power; do not hesitate to announce to them the near end, for they are to know, what is about to happen to them, when they also do not want to believe it. The coming time will bring the proof to them that you have spoken right, and so much will come again into their remembrance and touch their hearts according to their will, and success will not stay away. For the trouble is great, and therefore also the help is urgently necessary, which you are to bring to them in my name, so that many are still rescued, before the end comes. Amen. B.D. NR. 5122.
Book 57 5123
Distance from God unhappy state. No separation.
3. May 1951. B.D. NR. 5123.
You certainly can rebel against me, but you cannot separate yourselves from me, because you are my share, which can never ever get lost. But you feel the distance from me as separation and therefore believe being able to break away from me; but the chains, which connect us, are unbreakable, only just longer or shorter, but they keep us together inevitably. All resistance increases the distance from me; but all love work is approach and gets us together. If you now go away from me through resistance against me, then my opponent intervenes and puts himself between you and me. In that way you no longer recognize me, and you do his will, for he lures you with that, what you yourselves desire, with earthly goods, which let my image fade away more and more. Nevertheless you belong to me and remain in my possession, for I do not give up my right to you. But my opponent and you yourselves believe being able to escape my rule, but you will then just always go away from me more and more and be in an unhappy state. For the distance from me means complete lack of power and light; it means the death of the soul; it means a state of darkness, which will also always remain a state of unhappiness. But you do not know the state of happiness. And for that reason you do not strive for it, but content yourselves with earthly happiness, which my opponent prepares for you, the more you turn away from me. You do not know true life, life of the spirit, which gives you light and power in excess you do not know the divine abilities, which you can possess yourselves, so you stand again in association with me. But I love you from the very beginning, and my love for you does not decrease; it wants to give and make happy; therefore also lead you into cognition, what you were, what you are and are again to become, to be happy for ever. But whether you let yourselves be instructed by me, that is up to you, because I force no being to accept out of my hand, what makes it unspeakably happy. It can decide freely, whether it wants to belong to me or succumb to the influence of my opponent. But since my love for you, my creatures, does not stop for ever, I will also woo for ever for your love, and I will do everything, what can help you to happiness; I will again and again approach you and let you feel my love, until it once touches you beneficently and you turn to me, to be able to always receive more and more love, until also you feel love for me and you extricate yourselves from my opponent in free will and strive towards me. Then your and mine happiness will be unlimited; then there will be no more distance between us; then the bond of love will firmly join us together, and there will be no more separation for ever, because what has once found to me in free will, that I no longer give up for ever; I no longer drop it, and the opponent has lost all power; he is and remains mine until all eternity. Amen. B.D. NR. 5123.
Book 57 5124
Wooing of God for the love of his creatures.
4. May 1951. B.D. NR. 5124.
I uninterruptedly woo for your love, by me heaping favour on you, so that also you are to recognize my love and reciprocate it out of free will. Everything around you is to prove my love to you, and so you look at every work of creation, you are to be aware of it that it was just created to make you happy, for each one work of creation has been necessary for you ascent development, which had already reached a high degree, when you were allowed to embody yourselves as man on this earth. You are to be aware of it that the whole creation only came into existence for the purpose of leading back to me the spiritual having deserted me and that you yourselves are entities, which have carried out this defection from me. Just as you can observe around you a constant growing and passing away, so also your soul has gone again and again through other forms, which have constantly experienced the process of the growing and passing away; in the mandatory state you have reached an always higher maturity, and the whole creation was the means for that purpose, since the entity in you would never have been able to develop up of itself without my help. You are to consider all this and know that only the great love for you has determined your creator and father from eternity to let the work of creation come into being, and that you are to just reciprocate this love according to your power, to then also be again unlimitedly active, as it once was your purpose. I do not want to drop you, because through my love you are inseparably connected with me, but only your counter love will let you feel the happiness of my love; and for that reason I woo your love uninterruptedly, which only gives back to you the character of a divine creature, which you have lost. Consider the creations around you in remembrance of me, then you let yourselves be touched by my love rays, and they start to heat you; the love spark in you ignites; instinctively you must think and act good, so you let creation have an effect on you. Because then I myself speak to you through it, and your heart will be in a soft mood and willing to acts of love. And then you already reply to my love, which is directed towards me over the neighbour, even so still instinctively to you. I want to be recognized by you men as a God of love, so that you long for me and I can draw you up to me to my father heart. Then our love will find fulfilment; it will be a perpetual happy giving and taking. Amen. B.D. NR. 5124.
Book 57 5125
Course of development. Mandatory law. State of free will.
5. and 6. May 1951. B.D. NR. 5125.
Nothing is without purpose and aim. Everything what is, is created by God and called into life for the fulfilment of a purpose. Consequently everything has also its designation; it must serve in some way to fulfil its purpose. Even the smallest work of creation, the smallest living being, has its task, which it has to comply with and as it were is forced to it, because everything created stands under a law of nature, therefore cannot act unlawfully. Nevertheless also that accomplished in the mandatory law remains as it were a serving, because it always brings about the advantage of another work of creation; it is necessary for the coming into being and the conservation of it. And so there is nothing in the whole universe, what would be without designation, therefore would have been created to no purpose. But last purpose and designation is the becoming free of the spiritual, to which therefore the whole work of creation contributes according to the divine wise plan from eternity. Only for the purpose of the of the redemption of the spiritual did the whole creation come into being, and every individual work of creation obeys this destiny in the mandatory law.
But things stand differently with man, who certainly is also a work of creation of God, however is not subject to the mandatory law in his thinking, wanting and acting. The outer man, the bodily form, stands indeed still under the mandatory law, because it is still formed out of the spiritual, which still stands at the beginning of its development. But his soul has a certain freedom; it can develop according to its own will; is therefore not subject to that law as far as God is concerned. Nevertheless also its development, its redemption out of the fetter of earthly matter, depends on its will to busy itself serving therefore again a serving is the actual purpose of its earth existence. And since it is not forced to a serving activity, love must develop in it, which is the most secure drive to serving activity. What went on and was achieved in the endless long time in the mandatory law, is now to experience its culmination as man, however in free will. Man is to serve in love to become in this way completely free from the bound state, which the spiritual feels as fetter and as restriction of its original actual fullness of power and light. The soul of man can reach this aim on earth, when it has the serious will for it, it however does not have to reach it, because God has given it the freedom of will, so that it decides freely for him or his opponent, who has made it unfree and from whom it therefore must extricate itself. Serving love is the key to becoming free out of endless long dungeon custody. (6.5.1951) What the entity had to do according to Gods will in the long course through the whole creation, that it is now to do in free will in the last stage it is to serve out of love. In this way it proves its divine origin, because love shapes the divine being, and it again forms itself to that, what it was from the very beginning; it takes again on, what it had given up in free will out of arrogance. As soon as man serves in love, his crime against God is abolished; he has stepped out of the state of sin and has again found back to God, from whom he wanted to go away (had done away) he has recognized his adoption and desires to step into the right relationship to the father, and through love he becomes a right child of God. But everything must happen in free will, and this is his earth life test, which he must past whatever happens. Man can reach the aim, since as far as God is concerned he helps him in every way; but he can also have covered the whole long course of development in the mandatory state in vain, when he, instead of going upwards in the stage as man, stands still or even develops back. Then he abuses his free will once again he does not use the many opportunities, which have been given to him for the reaching of the aim, and must then also bear the results a further course through the whole creation. Once he will also certainly reach his aim, but the being itself determines the time of it being bound, because God gave it free will, which he also respects, so that it can become perfect. Amen. B.D. NR. 5125.
Book 57 5126
Trouble of the Latter Times. Many will still pass away.
7. May 1951. B.D. NR. 5126.
Only a short time is left for you for your redemption and if you do not make use of it extensively a terrible fate is destined to you. But I take care of the weak and undecided and help them to escape this trouble. Many souls will still leave their body before the last end comes because they would be unable to offer resistance in the last faith struggle and yet also are not to sink into the deep, i.e. not to belong to those that severely oppose me. First I will still undertake a great purge where still many souls will be purified or will be put out of action to prevent a complete falling away of these because I know their soul's condition and do not spoil what is still qualified for improvement in the hereafter. Only little time is left and will be very hard for all men except those who have devoted themselves to my opponent and are supported by him earthly in every way because they sold their souls to him. But I point out to you this time of trouble and when it comes you are to remember this announcement and draw strength and courage from it because at the same time I also promise you secure protection and rescue, you who want to belong to me. Men can only kill your body but they are unable to get at your soul and when I also promise you the protection of your bodily life, when I assure you of my help in every trouble, then you can expect without worry what is coming, you can let all events come up to you and look confidently ahead. I will always find a way out even if earthly there seems to be no help possible. Because I am the Lord who has power over life and death, I am the Lord over creation and of the kingdom of light and also of darkness. Nothing can happen without my will and my permission; but what happens is just for your and your fellow human beings salvation. It is still quiet and you men do not believe that you face great events; you men do not want to believe it that completely different living conditions will arise and that you have to summon up much strength and confidence to deal with all demands that you are up against on the part of the power that is hostile to me. But it comes true as it is written. The great tribulation will go over the earth and you will recognize that you live in the end of times where you have to prove yourself. But you will always find one who is prepared to help you. And when you believe in this one and out of a childlike heart ask him you will emerge out of every danger unharmed because I will come when the trouble is greatest and save you. And all trouble will be over because now the final separation of spirits takes place. And so you can no longer be harassed and lead a blessed life in paradise on the new earth. Amen. B.D. NR. 5126.
Book 57 5127
Vineyard work. Subordinating the will.
9. May 1951. B.D. NR. 5127.
The vineyard work is so varied that all can enter my services, who are willing for it, because I allocate to each one that activity according to his ability, and everyone will be able to carry it out, although great work eagerness is demanded. But there are only few, who are prepared to work for me, and their degree of maturity is so different that not all can do the same work and that for that reason I myself train workers for me, to now being able to distribute the work that it is successful for me and my kingdom. The vineyard work has become extremely urgent, because the time of the harvest comes closer, and for that reason I still need many servants, who want to serve me in love. But where do I find such? To serve me is not particularly attractive for men of this world, because apparently no advantage is to be derived from it; moreover this work also requires a tremendous self-overcoming. Man must serve, i.e. put his own will back and accept the will of the Lord alone. I make this claim on everyone, who wants to be active in my vineyard as my servant. He must completely subjugate himself under me and do only that, what I demand of him. But men are self-willed and cannot accept a subordinate role, and for that reason they are also not suitable for a service, which depends on complete devotion of the will. Because only one works, and that is me, because I alone recognize, what is good and right. For that reason my servants must accept a subordinate role to me and always carry out my will only. I do not want that they work unauthorized, without having sought my instruction; I want that they listen to, what I tell them, and are then eagerly active according to my will. I therefore want to instruct them before; only then they are to appear in my name and carry out vineyard work, i.e. cultivate the field, the hearts of men, for the reception of the good seed, my divine word, so that the harvest turns out well and I can commend my servants, so they have brought in a great harvest for me. Who wants to work for me, he is to accept the instructions from me, therefore open heart and ear, so that I can speak to him. But who sets about the work without having been ordered by me, he will not have much success, because he does not work for me, but for himself. He only works for the sake of the rewards fixed by contract, and it will turn out meagre and be paid for earth time only. He has therefore certainly also reported for vineyard work, but not waited, whether I will take him on as suitable for it. He has worked, because every work brings in its reward, but not out of love and loyalty to the Lord, whom he serves. And this work I do not assess as work for me and my kingdom. I certainly pay the wage, i.e., I keep my servant, as long as he works for me, but above it he has no more income, because his wage has gone, because he was only intent on him; but I need servants, who want to serve me out of love for me and for the neighbour; who carefully look after my vineyard and do not allow that something gets lost in it; who for that reason are and will remain loyal servants for me until all eternity. Who wants to work for me, he must completely fall into line with me and only still be the one carrying out my will; I must be able to take possession of him and work through him, without finding resistance. Then he is my hand, which becomes active; then he works in the place of me; then he is my right deputy and does vineyard work according to my will. And then he will also have much success; he will increase my kingdom; he will win m many souls for me, and his work will be blessed. Amen. B.D. NR. 5127.
Book 57 5128
Strengthening of the will. Power reception through the word.
10. May 1951. B.D. NR. 5128.
You will always need strengthening, so that you can resist him, who seeks to draw you down to the deep. Your will is weakened and can only still experience strengthening from me, and you are to request it consciously, then you can also withstand all temptations of the body and the soul. The adversary works with cunning and violence, and you are not a match to his power, as long as you are thrown back on your own resources. Then you certainly succumb; but you can resist; you can triumph over Satan, when you get hold of strengthening from above; when you beg me for power and receive it through my word. Make an attempt; in the trouble of the soul go into quietness, and burry yourselves in my word in believing trust in me, then you experience at you yourselves my direct work you are flowed through by power and lose all fear. You have then become master over Satan, and he can no longer harm you. You must often strengthen yourselves through my word, because it is the right food and the right drink for the soul, which now exerts the right influence on the body, so that man feels strengthened in soul and body, that all unrest falls off him, he is therefore strengthened spiritually and bodily through my power.
You now, you who are in the possession of my word from above, you have no cause to complain about powerlessness; you are direct receivers of power from above, because my word is blessed with my power and there is need for you for no powerlessness, when you just bury yourself in my word and so connect yourselves intimately with me and therefore the power can flow over you. My word is the spiritual radiation of my eternal love and can therefore only have a life awakening effect; my word is further the proof of my presence, therefore this proof must also make you strong in faith that you can eliminate all resistance, that you are able to banish him, who wants to tempt you. You will always be stronger than your tempter, as long as you let the power of my word become effective at you, as long as you become immersed in my word in the faith in my presence and therefore let me myself speak to you directly then all weakness disappears, then you grow strong at the power out of me, which is received by you with the word and lets you become a strong being, which is able to do all resistance and withstands every temptation. Because with my word I am with you, and all evil power gives way to me, so also he, who is my adversary and consequently your enemy and who wants to win you, by him exploiting your weakness, so that you have a fall. But I support you, and so you keep to me, you will never go under, no matter how the ground is shaking, on which you stand. Amen. B.D. NR. 5128.
Book 57 5129
Power of God. Pouring out of the spirit.
12. May 1951. B.D. NR. 5129.
The power of God, of the most high, flows through you, so his spirit pours out over you, and this influx of power is the most valuable, what you can receive, as long as you still dwell on earth, because it is a foretaste of eternal happiness; it is the awareness of God nearness, but which often only the soul feels and is not perceptible to the outer man, i.e. his bodily senses. But the soul feels the happiness of uniting with him, which the imparting of power testifies to it; it longs for this making happy for a time, as a lasting state and always strives for it more eagerly, in the cognition that its actual purpose is uninterrupted power reception, that it is only perfect, so the power of God flows through it, without ever escaping from it. It is a child of God, which has gone away from him and as a result has also forfeited the power flowing to it unlimitedly; it will also constantly feel this power loss as lack, as soon as it has once become aware of its divine origin. If it still does not have this awareness, then it vegetates along, even so embodied as man, as a being, which does not stand higher than an animal however out of own fault. It fights against every expression of power, which Gods love supplies to it; it flees from it in resistance against God. Then it is still in deepest darkness and also does not recognize itself as that, what it is. Then it lacks all contact with God; the spirit spark in it is dead, as soon as also it itself has become a slave of spiritual death, because without the power of God there is no life. This state is the lot of those, who are still bound by the chains of Satan, whom he still has under his control. And these can never free themselves out of their own power, because for it they lack the divine power, which alone can defeat the opponent. God gives everyone the power, but he makes it conditional on the will of the individual, whether he makes use of the power out of God, whether he opens himself and makes himself prepared for the reception of his current of favour. He only seeks opened vessels, into which he can pour his spirit. He wants to give, and his present is to always be accepted with thanks. Then the power of god flows unlimitedly down on you men, of which you are now allowed to make use according to own measure. The initial still small resistance will soon give way and a joyful preparedness to receive occur, because the power of God awakens to life, and life also means happiness, living means a utilization of the power according to own will, which is then also the will of God, when his power can work in man. Undreamt-of reception of power could certainly be on earth, so the powerlessness of men would be recognized and it would like to flee from this state. Already the will secures them a supply of power, and then the conscious striving starts, to partake of the supply of Gods power in increased measure. Then the spirit spark in man awakens to life and then a sinking into the state of death of the spirit is never ever to be feared, because then man will live in eternity. Amen. B.D. NR. 5129.
Book 57 5130
Spirit work. Disciples of the time of the end.
13. May 1951. B.D. NR. 5130.
You, you who want to work for me and my kingdom, you are drawn by my spirit; you will be radiated through by the power of my spirit and consequently able to do the work for my kingdom. Because you are his servants, you must also know his will, so you are to carry it out. But how do you want to know about the will of your Lord, so it is not announced to you by him himself? And this announcing of my will my spirit takes care of, which has an effect in you, you who want to serve me out of love for me and for the neighbour. The love in your hearts makes the work of my spirit possible in you, and for that reason I can pour out my spirit over every heart able and willing to love and so announce to men my will.
I need disciples of the time of the end; I need apostles, whom I again send out into the world with the task, to present my teaching to all nations. I need men, who live in my spirit and for that reason also become knowing and who set an example to men, which way of life I demand from them on earth and which effect such a way of life has on them. They are to show their fellowmen that only spiritual power gives true life and that I myself dwell there and let it be recognized, where a right way of life is led. My disciples of the time of the end can win a great influence on fellowmen, so they are not already too hardened and have become already true servants of Satan, because they are filled with the power of the spirit; they can impart to fellowmen, what has taken its start from me - they stand as it were between me and men, receiving and handing out the gifts, which secure eternal life to them; they possess spiritual wealth, which also fellowmen can acquire, so they long for it. But they must always seek to put themselves into the state of love, otherwise my spirit cannot have an effect, but the power of my spirit is absolutely necessary to reach up. For that reason I send you to fellowmen to preach love to them, to impart my teaching to them, which gives them knowledge, what they are to do and how to live to be happy for ever. Amen. B.D. NR. 5130.
Book 57 5131
Pillar of the church. Vineyard work. Servants - tools.
14. May 1951. B.D. NR. 5131.
I have drawn you to me out of pure love. I know it for eternity, who gives up his resistance against me and whom I can therefore use to serve me as tool in the last time before the end. You still do not know the hour of the end; I still hold a veil spread over the last things on this earth. But you, my loyal ones, are to have knowledge of my plan of salvation; to you I will also give the time, so it will be necessary, so that you make use of the knowledge for the blessing of your fellowmen; without informing them, because the knowledge about day and hour would harm them, and only the ones initiated and most loyal servants to me I can bring the day of the end to their notice and also to them only in a way, which does not restrict them in their faith and will. For that reason I test the hearts of my servants before; but I also give them power to pass every test, and the few will emerge, which still must achieve great services for me in the end and are to be also able for it. I know your hearts; I know your will, and I myself show you, what you desire light and power. And so you will become strong pillars of my church on earth, and no earthly and spiritual power will be able to pull them down, because you strongly resist, so one will fight against their walls. Men strong in will and faith I need at the end of this earth. And I know such everywhere and prepare them for the last struggle, which is directed against me and everything spiritual. But the preparing happens in that way, that I initiate them into my plan of salvation from eternity, to explain to them for the first time my rule and work and all happenings and to strengthen them in this way in faith in me, which then also makes an eager work in my vineyard possible with success. Moreover I impart light and power to them, .i.e. an extensive knowledge, which enables them to the teaching activity and also gives them power to withstand out of inner conviction against all hostilities on behalf of darkness. I myself train an army of strong fighters for myself, but which I also preserve and promote, until it has completely fulfilled its task until it has fought the victory over the enemy in the last fight on this earth.
I know you and your will and praise you happy that you have surrendered to me; I take possession of you and never leave you for ever. I need you in the last time, because through you I still want to have an effect on your fellowmen, which I lead to you so that you can carry out your vineyard word at them. And because I need you, I also want to preserve you, until you have fulfilled your mission, until the end has come, which is very near you. I want to pour out my spirit over all of you, so that you recognize, in which time you stand, and my spirit will also announce it to you, when the day comes, which is announced in word and script. Amen. B.D. NR. 5131.
Book 57 5132
Work of the spirit.
17. May 1951. B.D. NR. 5132.
The great secret of divine love is his spirit, which is poured out over you. It is not earlier possible for you men, to penetrate into this secret, until that divine spirit has filled you, because precisely this it is, which makes a right thinking, a thinking in all truth, possible for you, and only then you start to also weakly grasp divine love; then a weak idea of cognition is in you, because something divine has touched you, which has lighted a light in you, because the divine itself is light. The spirit out of God is as it were the expression of him himself a radiating out of his divine love light into infinity, and according to the state of maturity of the spiritual bound in his work of creation is also the effect on it. The spiritual still moving in the mandatory law is prompted through this expression of power to constant activity, which is carried out outwardly, i.e. visible to the human eye but in the state of free will, when the spiritual is embodied as man, the effect of the divine power radiation is another. Then it no longer touches the outer, material form, but the spiritual substance bound in it, the soul of man, and therefore awakens it to life, i.e., the spiritual power drives the soul to an activity, which promotes its getting perfected. That is the power of the spirit, the divine love radiation, that it irrevocably drives the soul to God. Because it is in itself light and power, the infinitely effective love current of God, which therefore must make divine, what is touched by it. God pours out his spirit. Man, who opens his heart to him, who simply wants that Gods love touches him, he consciously and voluntarily exposes himself to his light radiation; he steps into his love circuit, and the power of God, his spirit, radiates through him and according to the soul maturity of man the fullness of the divine spirit in him will be recognisable. The less slags cover the soul, the easier the love light of God penetrates into them and radiates back in extremely powerful brightness on the whole man, who always spiritualize himself more and more, the more he grants entrance to the divine light and power current. But the spirit of God does not get lost in infinity, but it attracts everything and therefore unites again with it the spiritual, which is outside of divine love, as soon as it lets itself be touched by it, therefore turns to eternal love to let itself be given a present by it. Then there is no longer a distance between the creator and his creature, then the power of the spirit has brought about the unification, then the spirit spark, once gone out from him, has been consumed by the fire of the divine love spirit; it has united with its father spirit from eternity. As extremely happy being it is near him, who is the light and the power from eternity. Amen. B.D. NR. 5132.
Book 57 5133
Dazzling light. Too high knowledge. Protection of the father.
18. May 1951. B.D. NR. 5133.
The eye of the father watches over his. And he does not allow it that they get into danger to lose themselves; he stands at their side in every danger and draws them again back to himself, so they would let themselves be blinded and are no longer able to recognize the way right. Then he goes as gentle light before them; which they willingly follow. It is dangerous to walk in darkness for the walker; but likewise a dazzling light is easily misleading, because it makes the eye unable to recognize right, what steps into its way. And for that reason the eye must first get used again to darkness, before it has again its sight. All of you very often turn to the blinding lights and are therefore often in danger to weaken your eyes; you can no longer properly distinguish truth from error. The gentle light does not satisfy you and is yet alone only suitable for your soul. You incessantly make an effort to suddenly move it into the brightest light, what however harms it very much. For it then recognizes nothing anymore around it and helplessly wanders around in a blinded state. Why do you men want to penetrate into the deepest truth, as long as you still lack the ability to grasp the starting reasons. Such a light does not do good to your eye, but just weakens it, and so also a certain knowledge is unsuitable for the soul, because it can only be introduced quite slowly, according to its degree of maturity, if it wants to have a blessing from the knowledge. For that reason the father watches over his and often lets them get into darkness, so that the eye strengthens itself again and may learn to distinguish, so that truth and error is again recognized by those men, who became unable to recognize through their own fault who demanded more light than it is good for their soul, and do not pay attention to the favour to walk in the light. Amen. B.D. NR. 5133.
Book 57 5134
Task of a mediator between God and men.
18. May 1951. B.D. NR. 5134.
To receive the living word also imposes obligations on the receiver, which he is not allowed to ignore, for a divine gift is always given for a certain purpose and must therefore also be utilized accordingly. To do it also belongs that the receiver himself makes use of the divine gift, that he intellectually assimilates, what has flowed towards him through the heart. He must, what is revealed to him, think it over; assimilate it mentally, to be able to repeat it with his own words to fellowmen, when he cannot make a direct imparting of the received possible. He must as it were become the teacher of his fellowmen, what requires a deep becoming immersed in the knowledge supplied to him from above. He must be on his guard against indifference and half-heartedness in his mission, with which a receiving of the divine word is inevitably connected, but utilize everything in deepest seriousness, because it is a spiritual task, which is to help men to the salvation of their souls. He must constantly hand out, what he receives himself, and that so much more eagerly the closer the end is. He has to fulfil a great, but also beautiful task to work as mediator between God and men and he is to be constantly aware of this task; he is not to forget that his love for fellowmen has earned him this assignment and that he is not allowed to let this love become smaller, but that it is to deepen through the constantly increasing trouble, so that his work takes its progress continually. He is to consider that the spiritual hunger is to be awakened in fellowmen and that is only then possible, when the spiritual food is offered to them and they only then feel the inner teaching. Do not let the delicious, what you possess, lie fallow; pass it on continuously; create a course for the water of life, which flows out of the divine source, that it can flow everywhere, where thirsty souls are; use every opportunity to inform fellowmen of the influx of divine love and wisdom, of his word, which is giving power and enlivens for every earth walker, and accept it yourselves in your heart and give full expression to it. And you will then be able to speak to your fellowmen out of most inner conviction and so also convince them of the power of the word, which is supplied to mankind from above to help it in greatest spiritual trouble. And instruct all, who let themselves be instructed. Work with the talent, which is given to you, as long as it is still time for it, because it will come that one seeks to hinder you and you can no longer carry out your work as up to now. Then much seed is already to be spread out, which will come up, where the will is good. For that reason create and work, as long it is still day, because the night comes, where you cannot work anymore. Amen. B.D. NR. 5134.
Book 57 5135
Spiritual reception or thought work? Serious examining.
22. May 1951. B.D. NR. 5135.
An endless fullness of spiritual material can be send to earth, without being recognized by men as such, what it is. For in all spheres spirits work, which want to communicate with men and meet with their approval or rejection according to the degree of maturity. No spiritual being is refused to announce itself, when men themselves are willing to listen to them. But men are granted protection in exactly the same way, who do not want bad powers to approach them. Because force cannot be applied on behalf of the spirit world, whether from below or from above, and so it is always a matter of free will of men themselves or the individual man, which spiritual material he receives. You must, however, know one thing that men, who have awakened the spirit in them, who therefore also are consciously in contact with me and ask me for pure truth, can never ever be deceived or instructed erroneously. For these men are surrounded by a wall of protection of spiritual light beings, which only always make an effort, to refuse access to all unclean, because a spiritual awakened man belongs to the community of the redeemed, as soon as he has offered himself to me for service and his work of redemption is not to be endangered on behalf of darkness. But now the question remains open, in what exists the mission of the one wanting to serve me and how far he has already penetrated into truth. One having less deeply penetrated will not be able to grasp high wisdoms, and therefore he will also not be able to judge the value of them, about a truth, which is still incomprehensible to him. But then his mission is also not the same, which a man instructed in deepest wisdom is to fulfil. And further it must be strictly paid attention to, whether spiritual receptions or mental spirit work are under discussion. That notice well that spiritual receivers, so they are active by order of me, are protected by the spiritual side from the entry of unclean spirits but that mans own thinking cannot be forbidden, where the intellect is active, to formulate his will, and therefore spiritual reception does not take place. This man can also want the good, but he does not let himself be led, but leads himself. You men are to practise strictest criticism at you; you are to remain in deepest humility and let me work in you, so that you do not offer the adversary a handle, where he can have an effect against you.
You are drawn by my love spirit, so your thoughts are directed up. But then everything must be left behind, what still relates to earth, i.e., you must completely eliminate yourselves, even so you present questions to me for answering. Only then the spiritual powers can get into action, which impart fullest truth to you. Then pure spiritual thought material flows to you, and then you are sure to be instructed truthfully. But when you take along impressions from earth, the soul is still influenced by the intellect, then the intellect can also gain the upper hand, and thought waves can touch you according to its wish and will, which are then not radiations out of the kingdom of light and still are regarded as such, why content contradicting itself is to always be examined critically, to not confuse you. You are to learn to move in pure spiritual thought currents; you are to desire only purest truth and only want to be instructed spiritually you are to desire to hear my word in deepest humility then all earthly thoughts step back; then the light beings can have an effect on you and instruct you by my order. Then you receive purest spirit material, which agrees in its content, and all of your thinking will be directed the same, because from above only one truth is sent to those, who love me and want to be active redeeming, who let me work in them. Amen. B.D. NR. 5135.
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