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Author: Bertha Dudde 1.4.1891 - 18.9.1965
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B.D. NR. 6078 - B.D. NR. 6188
Contents of Book 66
Summary of Contents
6088 6089 6090 6091 6092 6093 6094 6095 6096 6097
6098 6099 6100 6101 6102 6103 6104 6105 6106 6107
6108 6109 6110 6111 6112 6113 6114 6115 6116 6117
6118 6119 6120 6121 6122 6123 6124 6125 6126 6127
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Book 66 6078
Blessed vineyard work. Landlord. Care.
14. October 1954. B.D. NR. 6078.
A blessed vineyard work you will carry out with my support, so you are willing to serve me and collaborate on the redemption of souls before the end. The serious will to this collaboration in itself is already power, for since I need servants, who voluntarily enter my service, and these are very scarce, so I also give power to the few, to let their will become action, so that they do not become disheartened and withdraw again from this collaboration. And for that reason they will always want to serve more eagerly, the more successes they see in their activity. But towards the end they will not be able to speak of great successes - but then they have already become my collaborators, who never ever give up their service, for then they also recognize the cause of the hostility of men; they know about the great spiritual darkness and about the time of the end, which now emerges always more clearly. But every individual of you gets his work place allocated; to every individual duties are assigned, in which he is to and also can work. And his activity will not be in vain, because in the end it is quite particularly urgent for the own strengthening in faith and that of fellowmen. Only a conscious worship will give power in this time, and the relationship between men and the spiritual world must quite particularly remain. They are not allowed to eliminate me, but they must remain closely bound to me, and this attitude will also always result in wanting to serve me. The world with its demands will indeed also approach you and require your whole power, your whole resistance, but also it you will not be able to do without my support; only with my help you will cope with all demands; only I can direct your earth life in bearable courses - only I can give you, what you need, to stand firm in the most difficult time of your life. But you will stand firm, you who want to serve me, for I truly repay you for your service willingness with great supply of power, so that you can look forward to also this time with quietness and do not need to fear that you fail. Your landlord truly really cares for you, as long as you as loyal servants are prepared to help in great spiritual trouble.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6078.
Book 66 6079
God's admonishing voice. New epoch.
15. October 1954. B.D. NR. 6079.
Do not let the voice of God remain unheard at your ears, because a new time dawns - a new epoch, which you well can experience, when you pay attention to what God himself tells you - when you follow his voice and you turn out well, as it is required by the new epoch. Because only such men will stay in this on earth, who have the closest relationship with God, who then also will stay on earth in the midst of the ones who are his. And this dealing with God also requires a state of men, which allows such close relationship. But this you men can still achieve in this last time, because that is why God himself addresses you, that you see the necessity out of his words and also draw the strength to reshape yourself to beings of love, without it a life on the new earth is unthinkable. What you do not do of your own accord that you are to do when God urges you to do it so forcefully and easily to understand that you can be impressed by it, when only you pay attention to his voice, when you let yourself be moved by his words and follow them. To hear the voice of God in the noise of the world requires your will, then it will sound in you directly, or you will listen satisfied, when God speaks to you through his messengers - you will recognize the voice of the father, who is concerned about you and wants to help you to find your way out of a state of death - who would like to make life accessible to you. But you have to go the way yourself, which leads to life. And this way God shows to you through his word. He himself teaches you and his instructions are indeed clear and unmistakable, and they can light a bright light in you, when only you pay attention to it and do not let them die away at your ears. Whether you want to believe it or not - the earth enters a new development epoch, and also in this one it will be inhabited by men, but who have to be in a different state than you are at the moment on earth. But a change is still possible for you; you yourself can reach the degree, which allows a stay on the new earth, but always only with the help of God. That is why his voice again and again sounds for you and admonishes you to strive for this change of nature and to get in such close touch with him that you become suitable to be transferred to this new earth, when the hour has come. Because it is shortly forthcoming for you - soon the period has expired, which God has fixed for you men on this earth and soon the reshaping of the earth will take place, which starts a new development epoch. And all what is unsuitable for the new earth will find its end and will again be banished into new forms according to its spiritual maturity. Listen to the voice of God, which admonishes and warns you so that you belong to those, who his will rescues, whom in the end he transfers to the paradise of the new earth.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6079.
Book 66 6080
Influence of the opponent on the will. Destructions.
16. October 1954. B.D. NR 6080.
It is enough for you to know that everything in my creation takes place in such a way as it is my will. Therefore my opponent cannot somehow have an effect on the creation, because his influence is only possible on the spiritual that has free will - man - he however would like to influence it so that man himself again tries his hand at works of creation for the purpose of being favourable to my opponent. So what is possible for man to carry out that can always be according to my will, but also correspond to the will of my opponent, because both sides have an effect on him. But what happens outside of the sphere of influence of man can never be managed by my opponent, but has to be ascribed alone to my work, because all power has been taken from my opponent over creation, over the spiritual that is still bound. But exactly for this reason my opponent will mobilize all his influence to bring men to heel that they are active destructively, because that way the bound spiritual is released, which he thinks to now again be allowed to take possession of it. Also this is not possible for him - only the spiritual that has become free now has an unfavourable effect on all that surrounds it, because it is in itself that what has stepped out of order and therefore also brings its surroundings out of order - so can also bring an existing legality out of order. Indirectly this is well the work of my opponent, but always only through human will - while my will alone is enough to restore order and to be creatively productively active in the whole universe. This his powerlessness lets plans of real diabolical mentality arise in my opponent - to stimulate men to destroy the globe - but placing different aims before them, which urge them on to highest activity. The destruction, which he himself cannot carry out, he cleverly disguises as desirable utilization of unknown forces. And he also finds enough men on this earth, who submit to him and that is why they also receive power from him for discoveries and results of all kind. Natural disasters that occur as a result of it, now affect the creations, which came into being through my will, but they still cannot be called to be direct expressions of the power of Satan, but they are always disturbances of order, which came about through human will, which are of greatest importance in the development phase of the spiritual - both for the spiritual, which is in free will, as well as for the still bound spiritual, because the development course of it gets interrupted and now requires a counter activity from my side, so that the disturbed order is restored - so that the interrupted development again progresses. The plan of my opponent fails, because he does not win the spiritual, which became free, but men, who came into bondage to him - the spiritual, which is already further developed - he has won, but through the now forthcoming new banishment all right of disposal over it will be taken from him. The influence over the free will of man on the part of my opponent is very great, but towards all creatures except man he is powerless. He can carry out nothing, when the will of man refuses to obey him. And what is inaccessible to the will of man, over which the will of man has no influence, is always my rule and work in the universe, but never an expression of power of my opponent, who is bare of all power, but that is why he does everything in his power to make the will of men submissive to him, to now carry out through it what he plans - to ruin you.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6080.
Book 66 6081
Success at the end of an earth period. Scientists.
17. October 1954. B.D. Nr. 6081.
The end of a development period has always then come, when men have stepped out of divine order insofar as they feel to be qualified to intervene in God's plan of creation, because they do not believe in God as creative power and think that they can control everything that exists. Men, as the share of the inheritance of God, have indeed the creative spirit and they can increase to a great extent this share of the inheritance, they also can with divine support do what seems to be impossible and still will remain in divine order - as long as they get the power for this work out of God. But they immediately will step out of this order when all their plans are only earthly orientated - when they isolate themselves from God as the creating power and now therefore experiment purely rationally - when they use the divine creation itself as test objects and so make themselves to accomplices of the opponent of God, who makes it his aim to destroy divine creations. At the end of an earth period the world is always full of earthly wisdom. Science believes to have found the keys to all fields and only rarely the spiritual way has been taken, which God has shown, to reach real knowledge. But without him the ways are dangerous; without him the results are doubtful and men more or less enter danger zones, because they are directed by him, who wants no building up, but downfall - who leaves men to believe that they are active building up while they are however busy digging their own grave - and contribute to the downfall of the old earth. Because the alleged progress of science is his work, the work of the opponent of God, who urges men on to highest rational activity under exclusion of divine support. They will utilize natural forces, but in a different sense than one wanted by God. They will step out of divine order and the results of this will be shown. But God foresaw the willing and acting of men since eternity and that is why he again and again points to what is coming, because he knows, when and how the effects of human thinking and acting express themselves. He instructs men about the wrong of their thinking and wants to move them to entrust themselves to that power, which is above all. He wants to warn them of the influence of his opponent. He wants to advise them to remain in divine order. He thinks of those who acknowledge him as God and creator from eternity, and informs them about himself and his counter power.
B.D. NR. 6081.
Book 66 6082
Value of spiritual and earthly knowledge.
18. October 1954. B.D. NR. 6082.
It is an extensive knowledge, which can get supplied to you in the spiritual way – it is that knowledge, which you men alone, intellectually, will never be able to win, for it gives you information about questions, which no man would be able to answer, who again has not be instructed spiritually. But you men are also allowed to put questions about everything - answer will be yours, so you choose the spiritual way - so you ask God about it, that he may instruct you. But knowledge must always bring about a blessing to you; it must contribute to it that your soul may mature. Everything, what helps the soul to it, God himself sends to you, as soon as you request it, and everything helps the soul to maturity, what gives information about the connection of the creator with his creatures, about meaning and purpose of creation and about God and creator from eternity. Therefore it is always spiritual areas, which are made accessible to you men, when knowledge about "truth" is sent to you. This fact is to be at the same time for you a reference on it, that earthly knowledge has a pretence value only, that it is not allowed to be overrated or striven for more greedily at the expense of spiritual knowledge, for it does not bring the soul one step forwards in its development. It can certainly also have a blessed effect for the earth time of man, and indeed then, when a spiritual striving man puts his earthly knowledge in the service of fellowmen, when he sees his earth task in that respect to help fellowmen, and for that reason acquires earthly knowledge, without however forgetting God - but places him in front of all his studies. He will truly get blessed spiritually and earthly - to him will be added earthly, because he strives for the spiritual first. Nevertheless that thought material will make him far more happy, which is imparted to him from the world of the spirit, for it directs his looks into eternity. It lets him recognize his earth life purpose, and he creates for that reason far more for the spiritual than for the earthly world - and he still also works for the blessing of it. Entrust yourselves to those, for they can give you much. But men, who live for the world only and stand far from spiritual experience, are as dead, fruitless trees, which are able to give nothing, what can bring about salvation to fellowman - although they possess worldly knowledge in excess. They are mortal goods, without value, because they pass with the death of man, while spiritual goods, spiritual knowledge, will remain in eternity and means light and cognition for the soul, which will make it happy for ever.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6082 .
Book 66 6083
Faith struggle. Denial of God. End.
19. October 1954. B.D. NR 6083.
The time is approaching where you are faced with a decision to confess me and my name before the world. And this will happen in such a way that you all will be appalled at the brutality of men, who are in bondage to my opponent - which will be expressed by them taking obvious action against me. The form of the faith struggle, which you have to expect, is now hardly imaginable to you because the earth has not experienced something like it since its existence. Because at any time a faith in a higher being existed among men to whom men are answerable. And this being was worshipped although men mostly had a wrong idea about that being and that is why a kind of polytheism came into being - but a God was always honoured on the part of men. And the controversy always was only which of the many gods was the right one when one wanted to accept only one God. But at stake with the struggle which now will break out is the complete wiping out of faith teachings - in a being that can exactly only be acknowledged through faith. This faith in a higher being is to be stamped out. Faith as such is made out to be detrimental to mankind that is why the fight is meant for it with all severity. Scientifically one seeks to explain and justify everything in creation, but to dismiss a creating power - so to completely deny it. Another intellectual standard one wants to create for men, and so it is adamantly demanded of them to give up all previous thinking and knowledge and to endorse this openly before the fellow human beings. So clearly and unmistakably war is declared on me by my opponent, who only makes use of men to reach his goal to oust me from the hearts of men. The victory of one school of thought over another is at stake; not the reformation of one teaching is at stake - only the faith in me is at stake, who has to be acknowledged as redeemer Jesus Christ, when you men want to become happy. And now you are to deny me; you are to decide on me or on my opponent. This demand will be made on you men, and you are now to offer resistance to it. You are to openly confess me - you are to fearlessly take my side and because of that furnish proof that you belong to the ones who are mine, who remain loyal to me until the end and who I will fetch in highest trouble. This is the end, when my opponent will take obvious action against myself. Then the hour of judgement has come, because then he goes beyond the limits of his authority, and then I intervene and imprison him. Then my power and strength and magnificence come out and exercise retribution according to law and justice.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6083.
Book 66 6084
Serious words of the heavenly father. Physician. Medicine.
20. October 1954. B.D. NR. 6084.
What I administer to you is a truly healing medicine for your soul, through which it can regain its health and becomes capable for an eternal life in happiness. But of what use is it to you, when you do not apply it, when you certainly know about its healing power and still make no use of it - of what use is it to you, when you certainly listen to my word, but do not live according to it - therefore the power of my word cannot become effective at you? You possess a quite effective remedy and do not test its effectiveness; you let yourselves be advised by me as your physician of the soul, but do not follow my prescription and can consequently also not recover, although you are in the hands of a good physician. Your will does not carry out that, what I advise you, and for that reason you remain in a miserable state, and the trouble of your soul does not decrease - it must suffer, because you deny it help. And the suffering of the soul has an effect in earthly trouble, because through such I want to make you think, that your way of life is not the right one - that it endangers your soul and that it for that reason must be on its guard to not lose its life. But I can only always offer it that, what helps it. If it does not want to receive my remedies, then it will remain in illness and misery and not be able to enjoy spiritual life. For that reason it will not be of much use for you, when you also hear my word, as long as you make no effort to give it full expression - for you only then receive power, so you become active, by you fulfilling my commends of love. Only when you work in love on earth, you yourselves will get filled with my love power, and that therefore means recovery of your soul; it means a state of life in power and light. I would like to help all of you to this, and for that reason I admonish you urgently, that you move my word in the heart and act accordingly, I admonish you, not to treat the life of the soul carelessly, but to immediately supply that power to it, which helps it to recovery. I admonish you, to ask me myself for help, when you will not succeed, when you are too weak, to carry out your will. I impart power to you, so you just trustingly turn to me; so you call to me in the heart and confess your weakness to me. For I am always your physician and helper, who never leaves you to your fate, but wants to rescue, who are sick of body and soul.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6084.
Book 66 6085
God's help to happiness. Free will.
21. October 1954. B.D. NR. 6085.
I just want to help you to happiness after all - and because I see, that you men go erroneous ways, I approach you to direct you right. I can however only show you the right way, and I can only admonish you, to go it, but now your will itself must declare itself ready to follow my advice. But this your will is weak and vacillating, for as soon as one comes and entices you, to go together with him, you no longer remember my words, and you join the tempter; you follow him, he who leads you aside, away from the right aim. From both sides man on earth is influenced for his way of life; but he himself turns the scales through his will. For that reason I must, in addition to my words, which are to press to the right decision, also let trouble and misery come over man, which prevent him to follow the tempter - which make him unable to go the way with him - why however the certainty still is not, that he follows me; he can also remain inactive by the wayside, and valuable time can elapse, which he could use for progress. But also that is his free will, which is not allowed to get touched. Wherever he stays - my love does not leave him and has constantly influence upon him, and no man will be able to say, that I have not blocked his way and have again and again brought my word to him, which is to help him to the right direction of the will. Again and again men are addressed by me, and particularly in earthly trouble I reveal myself as father full of love, who fulfils the requests of his children. And for that reason it is certainly possible, that they follow my words and now take the right way upwards - that they recognize the worthlessness of that, what the tempter puts in front of their eyes as temptation - and that they now choose me as their leader, whom they follow willingly and with whose help they also reach the aim. I only intent to make you happy, but your will must also be prepared, because I cannot force you to happiness - otherwise you all would already be happy creatures, however without freedom of will - you would therefore act in the mandatory law, but which excludes perfection. But you are to fashion yourselves to my children in free will - only then you can be and remain happy in all eternity.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6085.
Book 66 6086
Earth task: Fulfilment of the love commands.
22. October 1954. B.D. NR. 6086.
A task is set for all of you, and each individual fulfils it according to his will, for each one man's will is free. But that you know about your task, is precondition, and this knowledge is sent to you through my word - which can now certainly be heard and obeyed, but also get rejected - but accordingly you also have to bear the results yourselves. Who does that, what my word demands, he fulfils my will, therefore also his earth task, and he can therefore also speak of spiritual progress. But also the earthly minded man is to know, that he must once take responsibility for his failure - that the word as announcer of my will is not for nothing offered to him - that also he must take it to heart, if he wants to fulfil his earth task. He must know, that his life does not last for ever and that he is to utilize the short earth life for eternity. And to utilize it means: first of all fulfil my commands of love - as a result of which he now also makes himself worthy of my love and receives power to work on himself - to carry out soul work, which is purpose of earth existence. Everyone, who makes an effort, to live in love, he will also know, that he was not moved to earth arbitrarily or pointlessly, but that the reaching of an aim is connected with it, and he will seriously strive for this aim – for the unification with me. But who disregards love, who only seeks to reach the own advantage, he closes access to eternal life for himself - for he lacks love, which alone is the key to happiness. He also lacks cognition; he knows nothing of meaning and purpose of his earth existence, and he also does not accept an explanation about it. The fulfilling of the commands of love for God and the neighbour secures for every man cognition, and he must reach light, who makes my commands for himself to the guiding principle of his earth life. He cannot go wrong; his way irrevocably leads to the fields of eternal happiness, for he completely subordinates himself to my will; he leads a life in my eternal order; he is in constant contact with me and therefore receives power in excess. And he uses this power again for work in love, for he is driven to it through my spirit, which is in direct contact with me and cannot otherwise than having a good effect on him. He will therefore fulfil his earth task, by him seeking to adapt himself and also his fellowmen to the eternal order; by him establishing divine order in himself and by virtue of his love and his cognition also helps fellowmen, having stepped out of order, to again subordinate themselves to me and my order, so that also they establish the contact with me and reach the purpose of earth life.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6086.
Book 66 6087
Original sin. Love radiation. Jesus Christ.
23. October 1954. B.D. NR. 6087.
The first sin of rebellion against me has resulted in the wide distance of my creatures from me, for with the rejection of me myself they also rejected my love power; they themselves stepped out of my love circuit and always removed themselves further from me. Resistance against me is therefore equal to the rejection of my love power, why also no man can get flowed through by my love power, who still opposes me inwardly. And as resistance is already to be seen, when he does not believe in me and is therefore without contact with me. Therefore he then stands outside of my love circuit - he can feel nothing of my love, because he does not open himself voluntarily to it and is willing to get into contact with me. To not acknowledge me means, to be completely under control of him, who once rebelled against me and as a result became my opponent. And his plan is to so influence all creatures so, that they likewise feel me as not existing, that they do not believe in a being, which created them and wishes to be in contact with them. But this not acknowledging also results in fullest powerlessness and darkness of thinking. Light and power are only to be received from me - and light and power they spurn, because they spurn the giver of light and power - because they have no faith in the original source of light and power, from which they have emerged. But in the same measure, as they reject this original source, they make themselves unable being fed by this original source, and so they remain lightless and powerless, until they strive towards this source in free will - until they acknowledge that power, which has created them, and now voluntarily open themselves, to get supplied with divine love power - until they connect themselves with the giver of light and power. And now they receive unmeasured, what they need to be happy - to again enter into the original state, which they once left voluntarily. Every man, who turns to me, will be allowed to receive amply, for my love never wears itself out - it wants to give continually and make happy and only demands opened vessels, into which it can pour itself. And as soon as the serious will has awakened in man to get into contact with that power, which has created him, he turns away from the original sin, the rebellion against me, and he will safely reach the aim with the help of the divine redeemer, Jesus Christ, who has shed his blood for the sake of this great original sin. Who has suffered infinitely and died on the cross, to acquire for weakened mankind a treasure of favour - strengthening of the will and the cognition of its guilt. Every man can now decrease the far distance from me; every man can find forgiveness for the great guilt of the former rebellion against me; every man can again enter into the love circuit and receive light and power in excess - when he makes use of the favours, which are amply at his disposal through the work of redemption of Jesus Christ - when he acknowledges me, me who as man Jesus have cleared away for you the guilt through my death on the cross.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6087.
Book 66 6088
Jesus was aware of his work before.
24. October 1954. B.D. NR. 6088.
I wanted to suffer for you and therefore prepared myself consciously for the death on the cross. I knew about the extreme difficult course of suffering, which I had to go to redeem you from trouble and death. I saw everything before me, and nothing was secret for me, what I had to endure, and I nevertheless approached it. I did not defend myself; I did not flee from the danger, but consciously headed for it. For I did not only see this course of my work of redemption, I saw the weakness and subjection of my creatures, which lay on the ground in greatest trouble and to which I could only bring liberation through my suffering and dying in the cross. Brightly and clearly stood everything before my spiritual eye, the cruel might of my opponent, the out and out distance of the fallen from God, which always increased. I saw deepest darkness on the one side and brightest light and happiness on the other. I came from the light and also wanted to bring light into darkness, but a bridge was needed for it; I had to offer something for it to have the right to lift up the tormented souls from the depth to the light - I had to risk my life to buy the life of the unhappy creatures. There was only this one way of self-devotion: - of the sacrificing of the highest, what I possessed - of my life, out of love for those, who were dead as result of sin. With my life I had to pay for the life of those. Brightly and clearly everything stood before my eyes, and for that reason I already suffered before unspeakably, because I as man was created with the same feelings as you - with fear of death, of the terrible sufferings and of me myself, that I might be able to become tired, that my strength might be too weak and that my fallen brothers had to further remain in great trouble, when I failed. But my strength grew the closer the day came, where it was supposed to happen. My strength grew as my love for unhappy mankind, which trouble I daily recognized more. And although I temporarily was overcome by a weakness in the face of that, what lay before me, so my will still did not get weaker, to complete the work, which I had started. For the human in me remained all the time connected with the father, he who filled me with power, so that my love always became more powerful and in the end I went full consciously into death, because I now also recognized, that death must be overcome and also this was my task. The way to the cross was bitter and agonizing, for I had to go through the deepest darkness, to open the gate to the light kingdom for all, who want to climb up from the depth to the light. But as man I had to endure the most bitter sufferings and agonies to help you, you who without my act of redemption, without my death on the cross, were irretrievably lost. And for that reason also my earth existence as man was tremendously sorrowful, for from that very hour, since the father revealed himself to me in my cover, I also knew about everything, what expected me, and I nevertheless went voluntarily the way to the cross, for not the father's will, but my love for the fallen drove me to accomplish the work of redemption and this love gave me the power to hold out until the hour of death.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6088.
Book 66 6089
Fighting with the sword of the mouth.
25. October 1954. B.D. NR. 6089.
What is given to you now, that speak, I spoke these words on earth in foresight of the troubles, into which you will come before the end, as you will have to take responsibility before earthly power, as you have to give an explanation for your thinking and acting and it is demanded from you to renounce me. Then be not afraid, and do not consider anxiously, what you are to speak, but speak openly and without shyness, as it is given to you to speak. For my spirit will intervene, and I will put the words into your mouth, well calculated for those, who call upon you to speak. All, who want to remain loyal to me, I help, and I give them power to resist. And all fear will fade; you will feel me and be full of confidence, that I do not leave you in this trouble - you will not fear those, who threaten you, because you know, that one is stronger than them and that this one stands on your side and truly lets no wrong happen to you. But you will have to fight with the sword of the mouth. You will have to refute all objections and can also do it, because it is no longer you, who now talk, but I myself speak through you and my words will truly not miss their effect. For it is essential, to also bring those to think, for also among them are still weak, undecided men, who now come to a crossroad and do not know, whereto they are to turn. And the way is to be shown to these; if they go it, then they are to be praised happy, but if they ignore it, then they will hardly still have once again the favour, that a leader addresses them and seeks to lead them right. For in this time no other way can be fought, than with the sword of the mouth, and the more convinced my representatives on earth speak, the more they win the ones feeling disposed hostile to them. And also that is my will, that you then connect yourselves with me intimately, so that I myself can now speak through you to those, whom I still want to win. I know it, that the time comes, where it will be a tough fight, where you are extremely besieged and therefore must take responsibility - but then remember my words, that you are not to ask yourselves anxiously, what you will speak, but leave yourselves to me and my work full of faith. And your speeches will be wise, that none of your opponents will be able to say something in reply to it. You, you who want to serve me, you have to fear no enemy, for you fight for me and at my side, and I truly lead you also to victory.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6089.
Book 66 6090
Divine spark. Right relationship to God.
26. October 1954. B.D. NR. 6090.
You all carry the divine spark in you, which wants to be your leader on your earth life way, when you just grant the right to him, when you make it possible for it, that it expresses itself and instructs you. No man is thrown back upon his own resources; each one has to expect my support; each one just needs to get into contact with me, and I influence man through my spirit. You are indeed inseparably connected with me since the very beginning, exactly through that spirit spark, which you hold in you and which is a share of the father spirit - therefore remain constantly in contact with me. But it keeps quiet in you, as long as you do not consciously hand yourselves over to its leading - as long as you still isolate yourselves from me in thoughts and in your nature. And so it is up to you yourselves, whether you feel as my share, whether you let yourselves be directed and advised by me - it is up to you, whether you establish the right relationship to me - that relationship of a child to the father - or of the creature to its God and creator. Already the acknowledgement, being under me as your creator from eternity, is a step of approach to me - which will certainly also lead you there, that you once recognize and strive for me as your father, for you then already allow my spirit spark in you, that it influences you, that it warns and admonishes you, to refrain from evil and do the good. I can then already speak to you through the spirit, as soon as you just acknowledge me. And always more full of love will my words be; the influence of the spirit of God will always produce more love, the more you recognize in me your father and now, as my children, also obediently follow the inner voice, which truly only instructs you to your advantage. The contact with me exists always and constantly, but whether you become aware of it, that is up to you yourselves. As soon as your thoughts arise in prayer to me, you also consciously establish the connection with me, and now I can also have an effect in you through my spirit. And so no man stands isolated from me in creation, when he himself does not prefer this isolation; if he himself turns away from me, if he believes being free of all relationship with the power having created him, so he is also isolated, and he does not get influenced from my side. Then the divine spark slumbers in him; it announces itself in no way, for also the free will in man does not get touched; man is not getting determined to his attitude towards me - he must establish the relationship by himself, if he wants to experience the blessing of such a relationship, which however irrevocably leads to perfection.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6090.
Book 66 6091
No delay of the end. Signs and miracles.
27. October 1954. B.D. NR. 6091.
Do not expect a delay of the judgment, for the time has come, which I have set as end of this redemption epoch, and for that reason the predictions must now fulfil themselves, which I sent to you at any time through seers and prophets. The time has come, where I sit in judgement, to separate the good from the evil, the just from the unjust. And you all can also very well recognize by the signs of the time, which hour the world clock has struck. You all just need to pay attention to the events of the time, which I announced to you as certain signs. For the day and the hour of the end is never announced, but all circumstances are mentioned, which accompany the approaching end. But only the seeing will pay attention to such, for the blind in spirit go past unimpressed all that, what should admonish them of the end. But the signs will increase and soon appear so obviously, that many men will ask themselves about their meaning. For nature will change, as also its laws - and pure earthly, no explanation can be found for it. But I will see to it, that these signs are mentioned. I will also direct the thoughts of those at it, who want to accept nothing of spiritual connections with all earthly phenomena. And they are to be able, so they are willing, to observe extraordinary interactions, which make them think. But every man, who begins to seriously think about such phenomena, will win a blessing, for he is introduced into an area, which he still sought to deny before. For the present he will play with the possibility of a spiritual connection and familiarize himself always more with the thought, that the world stands before a change, although it is not completely comprehensible for him. But he can still come to understanding, and his way can lead upwards from this time. I still approach each individual, and I help each individual to full understanding, who just desires it. Because for that reason I still let signs and miracles happen, so that man may become thoughtful about it and I can then instruct him mentally according to his desire for truth. And light shall be his, who desires light.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6091.
Book 66 6092
Blessing of the divine word on earth and in the hereafter.
28. October 1954. B.D. NR. 6092.
An unsuspected blessing flows out from the pure word of God upon everyone, who listens to it and assesses as his word. Men indeed often lack the competence to judge; they listen to it and do not recognize the great value of it for their souls. And because they therefore also do not obey it, because they do not become active according to the divine word, they can also feel no blessing, although it holds divine power in it. But the once expressed word of God is a power dispenser for all, who believingly receive it in their hearts on earth or also in the opposite kingdom. Those souls will receive power and light, which open themselves to the word of God, because the word in itself is power and light. And quite particularly those souls in the opposite kingdom feel this effect, which are still without light and power, when they are touched by the divine word - or also - when they willingly let themselves be touched by it - because for the souls, which still stay in darkness, the word of God is visible as light sparks, to which they must now voluntarily turn to, to then also feel the benefit of the light and of the power. The word of God sounds continually in the spiritual kingdom - but only then recognized and felt, when the souls are willing to be addressed by God - when they desire cognition, power, to now utilize these in the will of God. Since God continually radiates his love into infinity, also his holy word will sound continually, but is heard only then, when his creatures want to hear him. For the love of God forces itself on no being, but is always ready to radiate. And God's word is the radiation of his love, which must because of that mean an immense blessing for everything spiritual, which opens itself to his love radiation. The blessed effect of the divine word is not so apparent on earth, but gratefully recognized by everyone, who receives it with the heart and acts accordingly. But in the hereafter is light, where the divine word sounds. And these light sources are gathering-point of innumerable beings, which are hungry for the word of God, which gratefully and joyfully receive it and as a result increase their wealth of light and power, because the word of God stimulates them to love work and the souls in the hereafter follow such stimuli extremely willingly, but which are paid little attention to on earth. Much light and power is at the disposal of the earth inhabitants, but they go past it. But in the spiritual world the light is sought; and where it radiates, there the love will of the souls is stimulated, that they would also like to send the light to darkness and for that reason continually redemption work is done - to also lead the souls from darkness to the light. And the activity of the beings will not let up, because always new power and always brighter light flows towards them, which drives them to increased love activity. Also on earth this light and power effect is certainly felt, but only then, when men consciously request this address of God. For then God reveals himself and radiates his divine love light into man's heart, who now also feels the blessing of God and is grateful to him for it, that he imparts light and power to him - right cognition and strong faith.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6092.
Book 66 6093
God's will and work at his servants.
29. and 30. October 1954. B.D. NR. 6093.
I truly know it from eternity, what serves my creatures to perfection. And since it is my aim, to bring all to highest possible perfection, I will influence them, that I reach my aim, without violence being inflicted on the free will of man. Therefore everything, what happens for my part, is promoting the development of men - only what happens from your side, can stop this development or even endanger, because I respect free will. In my plan of salvation from eternity, however, everything is included, and where free will occupies itself negatively, powers are again at work, who work for me and straighten out, what the will of man has bent. (30.10.1954) I certainly must give free rein to man in his thinking and wanting, and because of that my counter effect is not allowed to be obvious, that men feels compelled to change his will, for that would not bring about an advantage for him. But my love and wisdom directs everything right. But who is now to fulfil a task for me and my kingdom, after him I look quite particularly, since his will gives me the right to obvious work. And then I instruct my messengers and opposite leaders, to rule their office in particular, and then all events in the life of him approach him so, that they serve his perfection. Has the will of a man once decided for me, then he certainly can still slip off in weakness at times, but his striving will always be directed upwards; I will remain his aim until the end of his life. And for that reason I can again and again stretch out my hands to him, at which he will get to his feet, so he has fallen. For as long as he lives on earth, also the counter force is incessantly active, to pull him back into the depth, in what, however, it will not succeed, because also positive powers take part, to keep and protect the soul from the fall into the depth. For where the will has once decided for me, there my opponent has lost his power. And so the ascent of a soul indeed means a constant wrestling, but which is not unsuccessful, even so the soul is from time to time befallen by a weakness - again and again it is strengthened through ample supply of favour, and it will always go further away from the enemy and turn towards me, for the soul has recognized me and will keep me as aim for ever, and it will also reach the aim and join together with me for time and eternity.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6093.
Book 66 6094
Unfathomable entity of God.
31. October 1954. B.D. NR. 6094.
You will for ever not be able to fathom me. And nevertheless, you can join me most closely. Endless far I stand in my perfection above you, and I still bend down to the tiniest creature, to pull it up to me. You, you who are still imperfect, are only able to imagine the limited, but you lack all understanding for the unlimited. You cannot form an idea of the universe and still far less imagine, that I fill everything with my power, what exists in infinity - you cannot imagine that my nature is unlimited and for that reason can also never be thought as form - but that nevertheless every individual of you can connect himself with me, that he can talk with me and is heard by me. For I am everything - I am in everything and consequently again quite close to you, so that you can speak of my presence, when you yourselves desire to be close to me. For you cannot be, so you would not be flowed through by me myself, therefore your existence itself proves the entity, which called you into life. You are sparks of the infinite fire of my love - you are power stations, which are fed from the centre of power - you are radiations of me myself. You are the same in your original substance, which I am in full measure, why I will always and for ever be unreachable for you and nevertheless always and for ever connected to you. The idea "infinity" you do not grasp yet, as long as you in your imperfection are only able to grasp the limited. But you yourselves have drawn this border, when you once defected from me, because it is a sign of imperfection, that you are no longer able to grasp the unlimited. Nevertheless you are not separated from me, but - because my share from eternity - constantly flowed through with my power, without which you would stop to be. But you can again reach the state of perfection and then also recognize me as start - you can constantly strive towards me, always come closer to me. But the being will never reach me, only unite with me in immeasurable happiness - it will nevertheless in the feeling of an individual being never stop to strive towards me, I who stand immeasurable high above everything and move the perfect to always deeper love, in which fulfilment and granting eternal happiness exists. I will for ever be unreachable and again give my creatures for ever the most intimate father love; I will prepare eternal happiness to my children and also be recognized and loved as father by them. But my nature will remain unfathomable for everything having emerged out of my hand, although it has entered into most intimate connection with me. For my power and glory is unlimited, unlimited the light and the power - I am the source, from which all life flows out - I am the original centre, which is always and for ever unfathomable and still always and for ever will remain the aim of that, what took its start from it.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6094.
Book 66 6095
Irradiation with love power. Resistance.
1. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6095.
My love lasts for ever, and there is nothing, which would not originate from my love. For that reason, what has come from my love, can also never ever pass; but it can also not be without my love. But since beings have emerged from me, which have free will like me, these beings can certainly reject my love - but they must nevertheless take it up, to be able to exist. My love power must constantly flow through that, created by me, otherwise it would stop to be. But what my love has once let come into being, that no longer lets it pass for ever. And so also those beings, which reject my love, are getting fed by my love power; only that they forfeit happiness for themselves through their will of rejection, which is connected with the supply of my love power. They do not feel this happiness, as long as they oppose me will wise, as long as they do not open themselves voluntarily to receive my love power current. But my love lasts for ever. And it is not satisfied with the rejecting attitude of that, created by it. For my love wants to make happy, make happy infinitely, what has emerged out of it. And therefore it again and again offers itself to those creatures, which turn away from it - it seeks to win back, what it lost. It woos for the love of that, until that, what turns away from me, turns once again to me in free will, to now be able to be irradiated with increased love power and to be and remain happy. This is a process of change of often endless long time, because everything freely created must also remain free in its wanting, thinking and acting and because this change can only be tackled and reached with love - because it is up to the being, how it adapts to my love work, and because it is also strongly influenced by the opposite side and also this influence from my side can only be met with love. But my love lasts for ever. I certainly win back what still dislikes me, and for me the time duration until the reaching of my aim is like a moment - but for the created, which still adapts itself to me coldly, this time of the rejection of my love power means an undivine state, a state of defectiveness and for that reason also unhappiness - for only my love can give happiness, and if it is rejected, so the being is in an unhappy state, and that so long until it gives up its resistance against me. My love now does everything, to save the being from this unhappy state, but it still leaves the free will to it, so that it depends on the being itself, whether it finally surrenders to my love. And so that it leaves off its resistance, I show it love, where it is just possible taking free will into account. I provide revelation on my part that is needed, so that my creatures recognize me and learn to love me and now turn to me voluntarily. And whether it lasts eternities, but I reach my aim - because my love never stops and the power of my love is also able to melt the hardest ice and because my love is meant for everything, what has emerged from me.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6095.
Book 66 6096
Earth walk, act of favour. Return to God.
2. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6096.
It is an immeasurable act of favour of God, that you as man are allowed to walk on this earth, for you have, undeserved, a possibility, to again take possession of light and power, which you have once given up voluntarily. Your sin against eternal love was so enormous, that eternal damnation would have been the just punishment for it, for you rebelled against the highest and most perfect being, to whom you owed your existence, whose extremely great love called you into life. You rejected this love - you showed hostility towards him, who just gave you unlimited love. And because of that you established a gulf between him and you, which for your part was never ever to be bridged, and therefore your lot would have been eternal separation from God, which is equal to eternal damnation in darkness and agony.
But the love of God did not give you up - it found means and ways to decrease the distance between him and you, to again send you to him himself. And the earth life of man also belongs to that, which is for that reason a particular act of favour of God, because without your own merit you were led onto a way, which leads directly back to God, when you walk it so, as it is God's will - when you subordinate your will to the will of God for the time of your earth walk. All memory of your fall is taken from you - as independent beings you are just placed before the decision: to want, to think and to act good or evil. Through your former rebellion against God you are sinful - but you can put this sin right, you can get rid of it, when you do not place yourselves against God during your earth walk, but consciously turn towards him - when your will is good. The also you walk on earth will be good; it will be according to the will of God, and you have then passed the test of will - you have professed your faith in God, whom you once opposed in hostility.
The extreme great love of God created this opportunity for you, to again return to him, to be able to receive light and power in fulness and to reach again your original state. It is an act of favour, of which you can only make yourselves worthy in this way, by you utilizing it, by you letting his infinite love having an effect on you and reciprocating it through your complete submission - for out of your own power you would never ever carry out the return, and only this undeserved favour of the embodiment as man can make the return to God possible, which for that reason cannot get assessed high enough and which is only then correctly recognized, when the soul is again in the light and power state. Only then it recognizes, what it was, what it is and should still become. Only then it also recognizes the infinite love of God, which it once resisted, and then it will love him with all intimacy and in this love also find its happiness.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6096.
Book 66 6097
Increased activity in the vineyard of the Lord demanded.
3. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6097.
It is now essential being active in the vineyard of the Lord with increased power, for the time is only still short until the end. You, you who know about the plan of salvation of God from eternity, you who are able to inform your fellowmen of it - you are to miss no opportunity, where you can pass on your knowledge to your fellowmen; you are to present to them, that they are not just walking on this earth for the sake of their earth life, that a cause and purpose is undeniable. Explain to them, why and for what purpose they stay on earth, and make it comprehensible to them, that alone in the reshaping of the nature to love they must see this purpose - but that they have also done everything, when they fashion themselves to love - but without love get lost for eternal times. They will not believe you; they will perhaps just unwillingly listen to you, but now and again they will think and perhaps also come to cognition. For that reason, every opportunity is to be used, because only a short time remains for you until the end. Only the seeing can lead the blind; only the knowing can instruct the ignorant. You belong to the knowing, and for that reason you are to transfer your knowledge to your fellowmen, although they will acknowledge it only with good will and will also not have sooner understanding for it, until they seriously strive for truth. There will indeed be more closed than open doors for you. Not many will listen to you - for also this is a sign of the end, that you will feel standing completely far away, that one does not acknowledge you as intelligent and wise, but represent as dreamers and fanatics, whose words are not to be taken seriously. For light will be regarded as darkness, darkness on the other hand as light. The blind will want to lead, and who follows his leadership will fall with the leader into the abyss - but be not be put off, for the time now following will show darkness all too clearly. And only few men will join the light bearers, to be supplied with light by them. Radiate your light into darkness, for it is still to serve individuals as signpost, who long for light and who will meet up with you to now also help from now on. Be eagerly active, for every soul, which reaches the light through you, will thank you for ever.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6097.
Book 66 6098
God in Jesus Christ.
4. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6098.
I truly want to be teacher and adviser for you and lead you on the way to perfection. But your will must accept and acknowledge me as leader and teacher, otherwise my instructions will remain without effect and you come no step forwards in your development. When I now face you in Jesus Christ - to whom you must completely confess your faith in the heart - so at the same time the right way is shown to you, for only via Jesus Christ is the way, which leads to the aim. To establish a connection with God without the acknowledgment of Jesus Christ is impossible, because only in him himself I can be sought and found and except Jesus Christ there is no other God. And in this the great trouble exists on earth, that men as it were reject me, that they do not want to know and believe, that the eternal divinity - the all filling power - manifested itself in Jesus Christ - but now also wants to be acknowledged - that I myself face them in Jesus Christ, when faith in me is demanded of them. And you will always be instructed in this sense, when you are instructed in truth. Every other representation of me, of your task, of the eternal divinity is not according to truth. And nevertheless other representations are far more likely believed. And for that reason mankind goes wrong ways; it does not go the way via Golgotha; it does not go that way, which I as the man Jesus prepared upwards - it does not go the way of love - otherwise it would recognize and acknowledge Jesus Christ as "embodied" eternal love.
Faith in a creating power alone is not enough, for such one cannot be denied by a thinking man. But that this creating power made itself imaginable to you in Jesus Christ - that it and he are therefore one and that consequently man must connect himself with Jesus Christ, so he wants to connect himself with God, that must get accepted as true and definite, otherwise man lacks faith in me, despite him not denying a "God". I demand faith in Jesus Christ, which only proves real faith - faith, which was awakened to life through love; for who convincingly acknowledges Jesus Christ as God's son, in whom I myself embodied myself, he has also already kindled love in himself, which the light of cognition, the power of conviction, has imparted to him – but without which one cannot speak of real faith.
But I am not satisfied with blind faith. And for that reason I instruct you myself and offer me as leader to you, so that you are directed right in your thinking and through truth also win full understanding for the secret of God becoming man in Jesus Christ. A right instruction will give you light, and you will also accept it. And only I myself can give you this instruction in the prerequisite, that you let yourselves be instructed by me myself, that you ask the "eternal divinity", which you acknowledge in you, for enlightenment, for right thinking and for right leading. I will truly follow this request and always be prepared, to introduce you to truth, so that you can believe full of conviction and are now happy through this faith.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6098.
Book 66 6099
Connection to the spiritual kingdom. Overcoming.
5. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6099.
Have you succeeded to turn the back on the world and to strive for the spiritual kingdom, so you will hardly have to fear a relapse, for your serious will is recognizable, and therefore spiritual help can be granted to you, which is stronger than all attempts of the opponent, to drag you back into his area. There is only one danger for you men, and that is the world - the earthly joys and temptations, which want to deaden your soul, that it is to have no desire for the spiritual world. If this danger is seriously countered through turning away from the world, through turning to God and his kingdom, then the soul has already won and the opponent of God lost his influence, who always just seeks having an effect on men through the material world. You all certainly stand in this earthly world; your bodily needs are certainly always of earthly kind, and you cannot free yourselves completely from it, because your desire is caused bodily. But it is a difference, whether your soul only desires earthly comfort or whether it only grants the body the most necessary and its desire is more spiritually directed. For the material world has been added to man for the overcoming; therefore he is to fulfil the desire of the body only so far, as it is necessary for the preservation of it, but never forget the needs of the soul, which are of spiritual kind and only to still in the kingdom of the spiritual. Therefore man is to strive for this as the most important, and he is to see it as his earth task, that he makes the spiritual kingdom accessible to the soul - but what can always only then happen, when attention is paid to the earthly world only so far, as it is absolutely necessary. Through innumerable threads the earth is connected with the spiritual kingdom, and where a man seizes such a thread, the connection with the spiritual kingdom is also established, and its inhabitants help the man, that he can climb up rung by rung and is finally so far anchored in this kingdom, that he hardly any more pays attention to the earthy world. But the separation must be carried out on the part of man, and indeed in complete free will. Man must have recognized the earthly world as worthless for the soul, and he must seek to give real values to the soul, which he can always only find in the spiritual kingdom, why his striving is only just spiritual - when he has overcome matter, the earthly world with its temptations. Before you men do not give up this world, the spiritual world can never get opened for you, but to be able to overcome the world, you must ask God for power and in this way testify your will to him, which would like to turn to him - and the power will be sent to you, for it is the serious will to God, which is now reciprocated with obvious help by light beings on behalf of God. For now they are entitle to more right than the opponent of God, and they truly use their right and help man, that he may reach his aim.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6099.
Book 66 6100
Purpose of man. Desire for truth.
6. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6100.
The purpose of man is the perfection of his soul on earth. A spiritual maturing is set for you men as aim, which you are to strive for and accomplish in free will, to now be suitable for the spiritual kingdom at the end of your earth life. But this irrefutable truth is accepted by only very few people and earth life walk led in accordance with it. The majority of men is still of blinded thinking; they are spiritually blind and do not let themselves be touched, when truth is made accessible to them. They can only show a low degree of development of their soul, but do nothing, to increase it - they do not believe - neither in an earth life purpose nor in a responsibility. They also do not believe in a connection of the created with the creator - and they also seek to gain no enlightenment about it, what is enormously important: what becomes of them afterwards, when they have left the earthly body. For they also do not believe in a continuation of life after death.
Their unbelieve, however, does not protect them from the responsibility, for they have free will; they are not forced to their unbelief, to their attitude to God - to whom they could devote themselves in free will, to now always and constantly could get directed in their thinking and acting through the right attitude towards God. For every man can turn to God, and for his turning away from God he has no valid excuse than only the one, that he does not want. For as soon as he wants to hear the truth, it will be supplied to him by God, and then man himself establishes the right relationship to God. That men think and want differently, is up to them themselves, for the will for truth guarantees right thinking, and for that reason each one is to examine himself, how far he himself longs for truth. If he indifferently accepts everything as believable, what is brought to him, so he has no desire for truth himself, otherwise he would examine. And if he rejects everything offered to him, so that can also be indifference to truth, which he does not seek and can for that reason also never recognize as truth. When man is ignorant, when he goes along spiritually blind, so is that his own fault, because no desire for truth exists in him. And no man can excuse himself with it, that he does not know, what truth is, and is also never able judge it himself - why he rejects everything. It is certainly not possible for him out of himself, to examine knowledge as truth, because for it he must request the support of God - because his intellect alone cannot carry out such examination. But as soon as he turns to God himself for support, for enlightenment of the spirit, he will clearly recognize and be able to distinguish truth from error. But faith in God is necessary for it. And even the intellect can approve of this faith, when the will of man is good - for the whole creation testifies to the existence of a wise, omnipotent creator, and to call upon this spirit of creation from eternity for help should for that reason be possible for every wise man, who desires to penetrate into truth. And he will also soon get enlightenment about his purpose on earth, and he will allot the right importance to his earth walk and no longer carelessly go along; he will be aware of the responsibility to his soul and help it to highest possible perfection.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6100.
Book 66 6101
Awakening of the divine spirit spark.
7. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6101.
Every man bears divine in him; in every man is a spark of the eternal divinity. And consequently, every man is share of God, which is never ever separable from God. But it is a difference, whether man is aware of this belonging together with God or whether he thinks being a completely individual being, which has no relationship with the creating power. And this lack of consciousness is a sign of far distance from God, it is a sign of great imperfection, a sign of spiritual low of the soul of man. For it no longer feels the divine love power - which however flows through it, otherwise man would not exist. In such a man the divine spark slumbers in thickest cover, and the soul feels nothing of it, because it does not give it the possibility to express itself. But the divine spark is that light, which could illuminate the soul. But so, darkness is in it, and spiritual powers make use of this darkness, which never influence the soul in the good sense, for they come from darkness and only seek to increase darkness. Nevertheless the relationship of the soul with God remains, exactly through that divine spark, so that at any time it is possible for man as the bearer of the soul, to awaken it - what happens then, when man kindles love in himself, when he performs works of unselfish neighbourly love and by this means establishes the contact with God - even so at first unconsciously. Then therefore also the divine in man awakens to life and becomes effective; then God radiates his love power; the divine spark in man ignites and illuminates the soul, and it enters into a stage of cognition - it sees and hears, what it could not hear before, because it was dark in it. Every man can kindle the divine spark in him exactly through works of love. Then man unconsciously turns to God, and then he can also receive the divine love light on the quite normal way via the divine spirit - the divine spark, which always remains in contact with the father spirit from eternity. But since now every man is able to preform love works, every man is also able to get into contact with God through his spirit - but whether he is willing to do it, he determines himself. And for that reason the spirit spark, as share of God, can also slumber until the end of life - man can live according to the body, and the soul can still be dead, because it languishes in powerlessness in deepest darkness, because man does nothing, to give life to the spirit in him. Nevertheless, the contact with God remains, but as long ineffective, as man turns away from him through conduct rebellious to God - through a loveless life, which leads to always further distance from God. But still the lack of power and light of the soul is felt once by it as so agonizing, that it strives for a change of its state, but this can last eternities, until it opens itself, until it consciously establishes the contact with God, which indeed was never broken, but has only then an effect on the soul, when it longingly turns to God. And this must happen in free will, because the spiritual once moved away from God in free will and for that reason will be so long in darkness, until it strives again for the light in free will - until it voluntarily returns to God.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6101.
Book 66 6102
Cover of piety. Satan's work.
8. November 1954. B.D. NR 6102.
A lot of sinning on earth is going on under the cloak of piety. And that is the work of Satan, who hides under a glaring garment in order to be able to more insidiously have an effect on men, who let themselves blind by outer splendour and pomp. Men themselves lack light and that is why they let those shine for them, who themselves have no light and only make use of an apparent light. And in this blind light they hardly recognize the way they are to go, and they easily go astray, believing to walk the right way. It is much easier to recognize the enemy, who openly opposes men - but the adversary disguises himself and pretends to belong to the ones who are mine, to speak for me and to have authority from me, so that it is easy for him to find followers - men who are gullible and have no real love in them. Because real love would light a light in them in which the apparent light could not assert itself. But men pay more attention to shine, to what is not genuine, than to truth, which goes out from me - exactly because they are without love. And my opponent well knows to put a stop to love by trying to replace it with other things, by issuing laws and making the fulfilment of these laws out to be the most important thing - but knows to skilfully suppress my love commandments, so that men hardly become aware of their uncaring life, because they eagerly submit to the humanly issued commandments and with it believe to have done enough. Man himself could recognize this, if it would be his serious will to live to please me. But his eyes have been blurred through the shine, which surrounds those who introduce themselves to him as my representatives on earth - and who are in fact the representatives of him who resists me and campaigns against me. Who has lighted the love light in himself, he sees everything brightly and clearly and in disgust he turns away from a behaviour which can never be my will. But who still walks in darkness because he has no light in him, he is pleased with the blind lights and he again and again rushes towards them, without however receiving a true light in this way. Only the goodness of the heart, the unselfish neighbourly love lights a true light, and who walks in this light he treads the right way - because on this way I myself walk next to him, and then also the blind light can no longer harm him, then he avoids it, he keeps away, because his heart now warns him of him, who hides under the cloak of piety. He will be unmasked, when it is time. But everyone is to fulfil first my commandments of love in free will, then also all pomp and glitter of the world will not harm him, because then his interior light shines far stronger, and he walks the right way unharmed, on which he now - guided by me - also reaches his goal.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6102.
Book 66 6103
Hour of reckoning - judgement. Repayment.
9. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6103.
Whether high, whether low – whether poor, whether rich, young or old - you all must in future account for your earth life walk, so your last day has come. No-one will be able to withdraw from this responsibility, for the hour of reckoning comes once, the hour of judgement, which now decides on the state of your soul and on its further lot. Although you men doubt a life of the soul after death, although you think your life has ended with the death of the body - also you do not escape from this last judgement and you will have to recognize with horror, that your thinking was erroneous and your life an idling, for only few will have led a love life, who denied a life after death. And to these few the cognition and the desire will come, to put right their wrong. And they will also soon find helpers, who help them in their spiritual trouble. But where all faith is lacking and little love is recorded, there the hour of judgement will be bitter, for the lot is according to their spiritual state of maturity, which now expects them - lack of power and light - a powerless vegetating in agonizing darkness. An no soul can withdraw from this lot, no matter how high it stood on earth in status and title, for all arrive naked and poor in the hereafter, who have not created a spiritual garment for themselves on earth - who just took care of the body, but not of the soul, whose striving and thinking was only meant for earthly goods and who had no faith in a repayment at all, in life after death. To now create for them a cover in the spiritual kingdom, which means alleviation for them, is extreme difficult - but not impossible. But it often takes long, until such souls summon the will to do it. And since the soul itself must set about the reshaping, it can often take eternities, until it decides to do it. On earth men do not remember their end and the responsibility, for which they are heading, and for that reason they also do not prepare themselves for it; and so only a weak cognition of their situation comes to them after their death, they can do nothing any more for it, to improve this situation, because they lack all power, which was amply a their disposal on earth. For as on earth only love work helps the soul to perfection, so also over there in the spiritual kingdom. But love work means: giving, wanting to help, making happy. But the souls arrive completely poor and possess nothing, what they could give; they have no power, to be able to help; they are themselves unhappy and for that reason can hand out no happiness - they are poor and miserable and need help themselves. Men do not realize that, that they will harvest in future, what they sowed on earth. But everything must be made good according to divine justice, and everyone will receive according to merit. Every soul will have to take that lot upon itself, which it has acquired through its earth walk. And for every man the hour comes, where he must justify himself - for every soul the hour of judgement comes at its youngest day.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6103.
Book 66 6104
Utilizing of life power for the gaining of spiritual power.
10. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6104.
So long as your soul still wears the earth garment, it has many possibilities to mature, for so long it is still in possession of life power, which it just needs to use the right way, to also reach a degree of maturity with certainty, which enables it to enter into the light kingdom after the death of its body. So long it walks on earth, this life power is at its disposal, but which ceases with the moment of death. But with the help of this life power it can acquire a rich measure of spiritual power, and to do it, it has been embodied as man on earth. But how rarely is this life power utilized right - mostly only for the good living of the body, but rarely to the salvation of the soul. And so the life power can also have remained completely unused for the soul, and its lot is then an extreme sad one, because it arrives without power and light in the opposite kingdom, and can do nothing any more by itself, to improve this miserable state. But the right use of the life power exists in that respect, to perform works of unselfish neighbourly love, whereby man acquires spiritual power. So long man lives on earth, he is able to do it - he just needs to want it himself; out of his own drive he must work in love, to then also be blessed amply with divine love power, which helps his soul to light and power. A man, who only remembers his body - who therefore lives in selflove, uses his life power wrongly – he does not remember the neighbour, who only cares for himself and his bodily needs; he wastes his life power; he does nothing, to acquire spiritual power for himself, until death surprises him and he now arrives in the hereafter completely without power - robbed of that life power and destitute of all spiritual power, and is now in an agonizing state, which the soul itself can no longer remove. For in consideration of the previous state of power on earth it feels its present powerlessness as torment - but which it itself could quite well avert, when it would have used earth life for work in love. If men would know about the enormous value of their earth life, they would know, which riches they could gather for themselves with the right use of their life power - if they would know, how bitterly they would in future regret it, when they failed on earth - they truly would change their lifestyle, they would remember their body less and the more their soul. But in free will, out of the own drive they must create and work on earth. Through the word of God, they are certainly referred to the results of a wrong way of life, but the effect cannot get presented to them so, that they must believe and then their thinking and acting takes place under compulsion. For that reason, the enormous favour of the earth walk is not utilized, for that reason innumerable souls arrive in the hereafter without power. But they can only always get admonished and warned - to now act in free will to the blessing or to ruin.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6104.
Book 66 6105
Spiritual and earthly turning point forthcoming.
11. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6105.
You all are standing before a turning point - because life does not continue in its uniformity as before, but all hearts of men suffer storms, which are all just forerunners of that, what then affects the whole earth. But everything happens in such a natural way that he who is unwilling to believe, will find nothing strange in it, but the believer is clairaudient and clairvoyant and very well recognizes in it the signs of the near end. Still faith cannot be forced on men and that is why everything comes in such a way that it appears to be natural. But the turning point lies ahead for you - a turning point that takes place both spiritually as well as earthly, because there is no chance of men striving for a spiritual change by themselves, but they have reached the low, which makes a change necessary. And this also causes a transformation of earthly kind - it causes for the time being a disturbance of men in their peace and quiet, a destruction of earthly material goods and last still a dissolving of creation, so that a complete reshaping takes place - earthly and spiritually. And everything that has stepped out of order will again be transferred into divine order, what therefore can be called a turning point, which however only few men will consciously experience. Because also this belongs to it that innumerable men will find premature death - who are not prepared to enter divine order, who do not before strive for a spiritual change and are still recalled before through God's great mercy. But in the end also those men will lose their life, who have sunk so low spiritually that their classification into divine law requires a new banishment into matter - so that they therefore spiritually and earthly find death and a complete new development period starts for them. You men do not want to believe in this turning point, but it awaits you - and no matter how much your eyes are directed toward worldly life, no matter how much you love life and do not want to believe in an end of it in the announced way - what is determined in the divine plan since eternity, that irrevocably comes to pass, because wisdom and love determine this plan. And God very well recognizes when the time has come for the restoration of the old order. But the reason why you men do not believe is because you yourself have stepped out of divine order; but you will experience that what you do not want to believe because the earth approaches its end.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6105.
Book 66 6106
Speedy end. Fulfilment of predictions.
12. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6106.
Do not let yourselves be put off, and believe my words, which announce the near end to you. Day and hour, you are not told, because it is not good for you, so you would know about it. But nobody of you imagines the day of the end so close, as the day is fixed for eternity. Everyone of you still has so far directed his eyes towards the world, that he would not believe it possible, that such a quick end should be set for it - for everybody of you still thinks amply earthly, even so he belongs to mine and strives spiritually. For you stand in the midst of the world and must still take up our place. And for that reason also your thoughts are often still far away from that, what I have announced to you always and constantly. Again and again you are told, that suddenly and unexpectedly the end will come. And you men will determine no time, for I will come like a thief at night. But do not mock that, what lies ahead of you, because you do not believe - so that you do not need to regret in future. Again and again I awaken seers and prophets, to warn and to admonish you through these, so that you prepare yourselves for the unavoidable. And nevertheless I do not let you know day and hour, to not confuse you, to not make you unfree in your wanting and acting. And even when the day has arrived, men will be surprised, because nothing unusual happens before and world men more than ever go about their pleasure and enjoy life. Only some few see clairvoyantly, but their admonitions are laughed at - until I intervene and my word fulfils itself. For that reason accept everything as pure truth, what has been imparted to you through the voice of the spirit. Expect the end very soon, for the time is fulfilled - the time of the harvest has come.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6106.
Book 66 6107
Utilizing the last stage. Lot of the soul.
13. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6107.
As man you enter into a stage of development, where you can fashion yourselves to completely free and powerful beings, to then be able to enter into the spiritual kingdom free from care. You have this possibility, and only your free will decides, whether you use this possibility. When eternal life is now presented to you on one side in freedom, power and light, which offers you unsuspected splendours, and on the other hand a state of trouble, fettered and in agonizing darkness - so you should also be aware of the great responsibility and most eagerly strive for to become free of the fetter - you should devote everything to it, to utilize earth life in the will of God and to shape yourselves so, that you can enter life. For as man you possess a certain degree of cognition, so that you can very well assess, whether you utilize your earth life right or wrong. But so you are unwilling, the degree of cognition can also decrease; you can be blind in the spirit, and you then hardly find the right way to life. But a spiritual guide is added to every man on earth, who directs and influences him so, that he still feels in himself, what is right and what wrong. But also he respects the free will of man; but he will never leave him until the end of his life, and he will again and again seek to have an influence on his thoughts - he will also influence his fate, therefore grant him his help in every way, to reach the right recognizing and right use of the will. And in exactly the same way also on the human part a life in divine order is presented to him, why he is never completely without help and it therefore only depends on his will, whether he increases his degree of maturity, whether he lives so, that his soul always breaks more away from matter, and can throw all fetters from himself at his death - to now stay in the spiritual kingdom as free spirit. But the soul must irrevocably bear that lot, which it itself has acquired on earth for itself. And that every man should consider, that his walk on earth is assessed in future and that the soul, according to divine justice, cannot be given otherwise, than it itself has deserved for itself through its will and way of life. Men should - when they are weak in faith - reckon with the possibility after all and think and act responsible, so that they do not prepare a terrible lot for the soul in slavery and darkness, but in future light and power be their share. Admonitions and warnings are always sent to man, and so he is of good will, he will take them to heart and strive for light and freedom.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6107.
Book 66 6108
Aim of God: Eternal life. Free will.
14. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6108.
To give you eternal life, is the aim, which I have set for me from the very beginning. For I want to fashion you to beings, who are active in eternal happiness, who therefore live and create in the full possession of light and power. It is my aim, that you reach this happiness. And nevertheless you yourselves must carry out this reshaping at yourselves, which is precondition to an eternal life. For although my power is unlimited, I still cannot, out of my power, fashion you so, because that is not my aim, to have will-less creatures near me, but I want to have around me children having reached perfection freely, whose happiness I can continuously increase and whose happiness I also can enjoy myself - you are to become children of my love in free will. This is my plan of salvation from eternity, which I will also pursue until I have reached my aim. But still endless times will pass until everything having emerged out of me, everything created, will have reached perfection. But since it does not remain my work alone, but your own work, my love is always intent on helping you, to guide you onto the right way, to give you information of your task and to have an influence upon you in every way, that your will now carries out, what results in your and also my happiness. And that is always only possible through my word, which clearly and comprehensibly announces my will to you, which fulfilling is also equal to the fulfilling of your earth task. I, as your God and creator from eternity, constantly remain in contact with you, my creatures, through my word. And my address also proves to you that one, who has created you. My address is meant for my children, who are to recognize in me their father, who are to feel my love, so that they learn to love me and long for me. If I have achieved it, that they show me their love, then they also strive for me, and then I have won them for ever. For then they also reach the degree of perfection, which lets them become happy - then they fashion their being to love in free will, and then I have reached my aim. But I force no man to accept my word. And for that reason so many men still keep themselves from me; they do not give me the possibility, to let my love radiate on them; they turn away from every opportunity full of favour; they flee from the places, where they could receive unmeasured, when they would be willing. These extend the time of their distance from me themselves, and I must respect their will. But I certainly reach my aim once. But to their own regret my creatures prolong the time of their unhappiness for themselves, for they are in a state of death, and only, when they desire to live, they extract love power from my word. Only when they let me myself speak to them, they are radiated through by my love power, and they begin to live. But then they will also be and remain happy until all eternity.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6108.
Book 66 6109
Questioning thoughts first steps upwards.
15. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6109.
It is a significant step, which you men go, when you raise your thoughts to me - to the infinite spirit, who rules the universe - when you, questioning, turn to that being, of whom you believe, that it has created you. For with this step you already enter the spiritual kingdom; you enter an area, which cannot get opened for you by men, but must get opened by me myself - although I also again make use of men to do it, when you yourselves are still not so fashioned, that you can hear me myself and my answer. Nevertheless you have for the time being established the mental connection with me, and you are blessed, when you no longer break this relationship - when you again and again break away from the world and seek me. You are blessed, when you put mental questions and I can now answer you mentally. For so a secure enlightenment of your spirit begins and with it also an always firmer relationship with me. Just once think about it, whether and what exists except the earthly visible - and you do already that significant step, for it decides your development - it is the step upwards, which must be done by every man, who wants to perfect himself. But to do it, man must be able to break away from the world; he is not allowed to be enslaved to it with all senses; he must have recognized the worthlessness of earthly matter, for this matter barricades the way upwards for him. But who has once let his thoughts roam into spiritual heights, to him earthly matter soon seems no longer desirable. But the longing must emerge in him by himself, to hear more about the area still foreign to him, and this desire will certainly be fulfilled for him. For that reason to every man cause is given for it through his earth experience, which fate wise course can make him think - he is referred to the spiritual area through writings or conversations, and in the form of thoughts aiming in spiritual direction emerging in him he is again and again addressed quietly by me myself. And now his will must direct him and he is blessed, when it takes the right direction. Emerging questions in him, which concern me, are often better than a faith in me, which is still not alive, for I can instruct one mentally who is asking mentally and so reveal myself to him, that he can win a convinced faith - while a form believer does not ask questions and for that reason cannot be instructed so, that his faith awakens to life. Everything is truly done as far as I am concerned, that man is stimulated to think, but I do not touch the free will. But who voluntarily connects himself to me or the spiritual kingdom still closed to him, him I do not leave out - my love will reveal itself to him, and he will learn to see brightly and clearly; his spirit will get illuminated, and he will be mine for ever.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6109.
Book 66 6110
Strong faith. Success. Love.
16. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6110.
In firm faith in my help you will achieve everything, and whether it also appears impossible to you. For no thing is impossible with me. Only the spirit of love must work in you - everything what you do or want to achieve must have its reasons in love. Then my love power must certainly get into action, which you yourselves acquire for yourselves through your love. And so also everything, what you want to do for me and my kingdom, will be practicable for you, for then also love for me and for the neighbour is the driving force, which again secures the inflowing of my love power for you - and is also clearly effective, when you just believe. Firm faith is a great factor for your success, but which will also exist, where love is. And so you become weak in faith in my help, so just imagine seriously in your heart, that I am love myself after all - that I love you and therefore deny you nothing than that, what would do damage to your soul - but what you do not request by yourselves, as soon as you live in love. For then you also recognize with a bright spirit, why you are not allowed to request such. But so you are in earthly troubles, so your cross presses you heavily, so you are in danger for body and soul, then trustingly come to me, and you will experience my love; you will find fulfilment of your requests - because I love you. My deep love you must again and again keep before your eyes, when you threaten to become timid, when your faith is weak. I do not turn away from you, even so you sin, but how much less, when you are in trouble. For that reason believe and trust, and earthly help will be yours - and believe and trust, that I also help you spiritually, as soon as you want to serve me. You are never to doubt the success, because you can at any time make use of my power, which is at the disposal of you all, so your plan is based on love for me and for the neighbour. With me and my power you will achieve everything, so you just believe firmly and undoubtedly.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6110.
Book 66 6111
"Be not afraid."
17. November 1954 B.D. NR. 6111.
Be not afraid, only believe. Nothing will frighten you, nothing depress you, when you just firmly and unshakably believe. And so a strong faith can mean an easer earth life for you, because then there is nothing, what you fear, and you can go along carefree, always only the thoughts turned towards him, who helps you out of all trouble. You are to be inwardly firmly convinced of it, that you have a father in heaven, who watches over his children and does not leave them in trouble, because he loves his children. This firm conviction is also already the certainty, that it is so. And what could now perhaps be stronger than your father in heaven? No man on earth and no being of darkness is able to resist him, and for that reason you also need to fear no man on earth and no dark being, that they could harm you, when you believe in God's extremely great love and in the protection, which he has promised you. For his words are: Come unto me, all. Ask, and it shall be given you; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Lift up your eyes to me, from whom help comes for you. When you succeed to adopt the words of his love, when you yourselves feel addressed by the father with it, then you will no longer oppose doubts and wait full of faith, until help comes. There is nothing, that he could not banish - there is nothing, what would be impossible for him. And therefore, there is always a solution, even so you yourselves see none for you. He certainly finds the means of redemption; he finds a way out from all trouble. Move these words deep in your heart, until all your doubts have disappeared, until you fearlessly entrust yourselves to him and patiently wait. For his love is meant for you, for his children, and this love never stops.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6111.
Book 66 6112
Fight with the sword of the mouth.
18. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6112.
I want to bring peace to you - and nevertheless also again the sword. But you are not to fight in that way, that you harm your fellowman, that he must suffer bodily and mentally, but your fight is just to help for that, that fellowman may find peace in himself. Your fight is to be directed at the lie and the error, at darkness, which you can certainly chase away, when you fight with the sword of the mouth - when you speak in my name. If you have the serious will, to be fighters for me and my kingdom, then you will speak, driven by my spirit, then you will not need to consider, what you speak, but I will put it into your mouth. And you will fight with the sword of the mouth, because I myself wield the blade. But a fight with the weapon in the hand shall be far from you. For such one offends against love, and without love you will never be able to give peace, but just plunge the heart of man into a state of utter turmoil, and hate and love lessness will seek revenge. Believe me, that you must prepare yourselves for a hard fight, for one will attack you, by makeing out that, what you believe, as being empty and implausible and therefore challenge you to defence. And then you must just trust in me, that I show you right. And when you now stand on my side, then enlightenment also comes from my side - then you speak in my mind, because you defend me and my name, and then you are real fighters for me, who themselves have peace in them and can also bring such to their fellowmen. For I alone can drop peace into the hearts of men, but a fight precedes every peace, and for this fight I make you all suitable, so you just enter into the army of my fighters and acknowledge me as your army commander. The fight, which you wage for me and my name, always is and remains a holy war, to which I call you, whereas a fight with the weapon in the hand is not my will, as long as it is only waged out of hunger for power and selflove, as long as every noble motive must be denied to it. Fight with the sword of your mouth, as soon as my opponent attacks you - wage the fight against darkness, against untruth - then you fight for just things, and my support is certain for you.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6112.
Book 66 6113
Self-criticism: Thoughs. Love.
19. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6113.
Where your love is, there your thoughts will also always be. And so you now want to practice a serious self-criticism, so just pay attention to it, with which you mainly occupy yourselves with in thoughts. For your thoughts are free, and you do not need to hide these before fellowmen, therefore thoughts will always show the most inner desires or that, what moves your heart most. And now examine, whether they are directed earthly or spiritually - and make an effort, that you as much as possible turn them away from the earthly and towards the spiritual. Make an effort, to make God and his kingdom the aim of your desire and to break away from everything, what belongs to the world. Therefore, do not let the world be your love, but God. For God will truly reward your love better than the world. God will again show you love, and to possess his love means, to win life and happiness, to receive light and power and in future to enter into eternal life, when earth life has ended. But who loves the world more, he can only receive worldly goods, which are passing - which certainly brighten up earth life for him, but wrap his soul with darkness. And at the end of life man will be able to take over across nothing from it into eternity. You can easily examine yourselves, when you pay attention to your thoughts, and for that reason you are warned and constantly admonished, to let your thoughts roam upwards. For whether also not immediately the profit is visible to you - it will be unmeasurable, so you go over into the spiritual kingdom. And also already on earth you can receive amply, for every spiritual thought is taken up by the inhabitants of the spiritual kingdom and blessed for you. You establish contact with them, and since their aim is always God, they also direct your thoughts towards God, and they impart to you a spiritual treasure, which will always be in accordance with your desire. Do not let the world rule your thoughts - suppress them, and occupy yourselves mentally more with that kingdom, which you will once enter. And the more you succeed, to carry out the break away from the world, the more the aim of your thoughts will be God. Your love will always be more meant for him, and the reciprocation of his love will mean for you unsuspected happiness. You will live, for you receive from him light and power and can now be happy in the spiritual kingdom in uninterrupted activity according to the will of God.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6113.
Book 66 6114
Creatures becoming children of God.
19. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6114.
I have liked it to provide you with all abilities - but it is left to you, to develop these abilities. I have created you with all aptitudes being able to fashion you to gods - but you must utilize these aptitudes. For I gave you a free will, which must now strive for that, what is my plan: your reshaping from creatures to children. For I cannot accomplish this by virtue of my power, because then free will - the mark of the divine and of perfection - would lack. Therefore all preconditions for the becoming children of God exist, and now free will must just go into action - therefore you yourselves must want to fashion yourselves into my children; you yourselves must manage the becoming divine of your nature. And to do it, earth life has been given to you. You have been created in perfection, and already at the very beginning you could use your free will, which exactly also belonged to a perfect being. You, you who are embodied on earth as man, have however abused this your free will - you have not used it positively, but negatively - although you, as perfect beings, also stood in cognition, but which was also not allowed to prevent you from the development of free will. Voluntarily you chose for yourselves another lord, and you turned away from me - or also - in free will you gave away your perfection marking your divine nature, by you not fighting against the undivine thoughts and desires, by you liking them and therefore eliminated in you the love principle - the epitome of perfection - and consequently also went away from me, as eternal love. It was your free will, which managed such, for the abilities bestowed on you would have been quite enough, to make yourselves divine. You could just as well let all the noble, good, perfect, rule in you in free will; you could have given your love to me and strive for me as father with all senses – and you would have then proven, that you were and wanted to remain perfect, divine beings. Therefore your fall was your free will, which now also had to take the results upon itself: to reach, out of the depth, under far more difficult conditions, the former height. Once you must pass this test of will set for you, and you must therefore cover an endless long way, because through your own fault you had sunk down infinitely deep. But I helped you up from this depth, because alone in your weakness you would not have been able to do it. But I bound your will, which was once free, to prevent a falling back. You went the way through the works of creation in the bound will up as far as man. But now the free will is given back to you, and now you stand again before the passing of your test of will - now the same task is again set before you: to make again gods out of you in free will, what is only possible, when you yourselves reshape yourselves to love - when you change the selflove staying in you to unselfish neighbourly love - when you therefore make the life principle to the guiding principle of your wanting, thinking and acting. You possess the ability to do it, but you yourselves must develop it. And with right will, you will also succeed, and you have then reached the aim, just on great detours, after endless long time. But you can also fail and renewed not pass the test of will, and you must then again remain endless long time in a state of imperfection, in far distance from me. I will again and again give you the opportunity, to reach your aim, but your will is free, and it determines the space of time until your perfection.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6114.
Book 66 6115
Crossroads. Way upwards correct.
21. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6115.
When you come to a crossroads (turning point) and do not know, where you are to turn, then choose that way, which leads upwards - do not fear the trouble of the way, do not shrink from it, so it seems now and again impassable, but do not forget, that you can reach the aim only through overcoming, but that you are compensated thousand fold for your efforts and strains. Never let yourselves be tempted to go a way downwards, even so it seems attractive and free from care - it still leads into the depth. But your profit is above, and that the way upwards is arduous, already proves, that it is also the right one. You are to prove yourselves during earth life; you are to overcome, fight and constantly get on - but never stop or go back, for I will always expect you at the top, not in the depth. And so you stand at a crossroads undecided, then also guides will approach you, and then pay attention to that, what they suggest to you - pay attention to that, whether they offer their company, their help lovingly or whether they just seek to entice you with references to the joys and pleasures expecting you, so you obey their advice. Pay attention to that, what the friends extol as aim to you. And you will already recognize the right leaders, so I myself am your aim. Then accept their guidance and they will support you and help you to get over obstacles and rocks, over thorns and undergrowth, for they are my messengers, who I send to you, so that you do not get weak and return. And soon you will no longer feel the hardship so, for a light radiates over you, and you are now heading for this light, and you no longer pay attention to the trouble of the way, because your eyes are only directed towards heaven. A way leading downwards is a danger; a level way unsuccessful. Only a way which leads upwards can lead you men to the aim, for the sake of which you cover the earth course. For this aim can only be reached through overcoming and laborious striving. In free will you must get active and by this means bring the proof, that you want to flee from the lord of the depth and arrive at that kingdom, which belongs to me, and that you consciously take everything upon yourselves to reach me. And you will truly then also receive the power and even overpower the obstacles appearing unconquerable. Because your will brings in this power for you, which now openly professes its faith in me, whom it once resisted.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6115.
Book 66 6116
God's answer to thoughts. Presence.
22. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6116.
You can always be convinced of my presence, when your thoughts are occupied with me, when you send a requesting call to me, when you entrust your trouble to me mentally. Then you can also feel addressed by me, and you just need to pay attention to it, which thoughts move you, so you quietly listen into you. For I answer you - although you believe, this answer is your own thoughts. My will and aim is, that all men establish the contact with me in thoughts - but only few do it. And for that reason it is natural after all, that I make these happy with my presence, because they turn in their thoughts to me. For every such thought hits me like a childlike call, which I do not ignore, because I wait for it after all. And the kind of thoughts determines my answer - as long as you are not yet so intimately connected through love work, that I can also impart knowledge to you completely independent from your thinking - but what also presupposes faith, that I speak with you through the spirit. But then you are also fully convinced of my presence, which obviously proves itself to you. But that your thinking of me also causes my presence and that I then also express myself to you, that you men do not know - also not, how easily you can draw me to you because of it and can also cultivate always more intimately the relationship with me, so you perform unselfish neighbourly love, through which you draw me, as eternal love, to you. Then you can strengthen the contact with me and in the end also reach that degree of love, which is precondition for an obvious spirit work in and at you. You just must believe, that you yourselves cause your God and father to be present to you, through thoughts turned to him. If you consider your daily life from this side, then you will soon see every hour as worthless, where you do not remember me; for so you know, that I can and want to be present to you, you will just be happy in quiet, mental contact with me. And you will obey my quiet pushing to love work and now also become aware of the light and the power, which grows out of such contacts with me.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6116.
Book 66 6117
Rebirth. Futile earth life way.
23. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6117.
Your earth life way is futile, when you bring no spiritual progress to your soul - when you do not succeed in this time, to swing yourselves into spiritual spheres, to break away from the too close contact with earth - with material possession - when you do not reach spiritual rebirth on earth. Your soul is to step out of dark custody into life full of light; it is to become free of every material fetter, for it is a spirit and only feels happy in the spiritual kingdom, when it is free of every fetter. The earthly body is a fetter for the soul and, its desires are always of material kind. If it lets itself be determined by it, then it remains in slavery, it remains earthly minded, and every spiritual longing is suffocated in it. It must make itself free of bodily desires; it is not allowed to grant the body, what it demands, for it is the bearer of the will, and it determines about itself. If it succeeds to overcome the body or even makes itself inclined to its own wishes or that "better" recognized by it, then it finds a quite powerful support on the part of the spirit held in it, which pushes it more and more towards the spiritual kingdom, which offers it the treasures of the spiritual kingdom and introduces them to it as alone desirable. As soon as the soul shows itself accessible to the spiritual instructions, its lot in eternity is already decided, ascent is secured, and the earth life way has brought in success for it for eternity. But the fight of the soul before is difficult, when the body influences it in every way, when it is too weak to resist it, when the body keeps supreme power and clouds the soul, that it now will-lessly surrenders to it. As soon the world attracts you men, as soon as you seek to win everything from it, as soon as you chase away all spiritual thoughts, so they emerge in you, you are in great danger, for you do not recognize your earth life purpose; you strive for completely different aims than those, for the purpose of achieving them you live on earth. Your earth life soon passes, and everything, what you have gained for yourselves of earthly material goods, that you must leave behind in the hour of death. And you will be unhappy, when you do not enter the opposite kingdom in the possession of spiritual goods. Do not let your earth walk have been idling; seek to make yourselves free of everything, what is only of use for the body, but brings no advantage to the soul. And strive for that kingdom, which is your true home and which you inevitably also again enter, so your bodily end has come - which can just be very different, according to how your soul is constituted. For that reason change, and create and work for the spiritual kingdom, as long as earth life is still left to you - for your regret will be great, when it is too late.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6117.
Book 66 6118
Love spirit is protection against temptation and opponent of God.
24. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6118.
Always remain in the spirit of love. Only then you are invulnerable to the attacks of the enemy, for he flees from love, and he does not approach a man, who is always filled with love. But as soon as a little spark of unlovingness just becomes
apparent in the heart of a man, he finds slipping in and tries everything, to still get hold of more space. He entices him to intolerance, to self-righteousness and to arrogance, to suffocate love in him, to then have a free hand and to make the will of man submit to his will. He will never succeed in that, where love is, for it gives him no target; it fights him and also has the power to repulse him. But man comes again and again into situations, where he is to prove himself, because he can only then ascend, when he fights or serves. And therefore he will have to overcome resistances; he will have to bend down to the helpless and help him up; he will therefore have to get active in serving neighbourly love. It he does this, then his fighting will become less, because then love gives him power to prove himself, when resistance arises for him. But man must be on his guard against the letting up of the love fire - when he does not want to hand himself over to the tempter, who is then immediately prepared to help and to completely suffocate the love fire. He is full of cunning and trickery, and he is an expert in setting traps for you, into which you get unsuspectingly, when the love light in your hearts does not burn so brightly, that you recognize him, and no matter how well he camouflages himself. For that reason one can only always shout at you: Remain in the spirit of love - for then you are in contact with God and do not have to fear the enemy. And you can also meet every temptation successfully with love - whatever it may be. When men want to humiliate you, when they want to annoy you to impatience, when they seek to awaken envy in you - the tempter is always behind it, and you will always beat and chase him away, when you remain in love. Then everything will remain without impression on you; then you will consider fellowmen just as sick souls, who devote themselves to the adversary to such attempts, and you will meet them with love and now and again also achieve it, that they take stock of themselves and give up unjust speaking and acting. For love is power and does not remain without effect, where it finds no resistance. For that reason you are to hold a love life up as an example to your fellowmen, which is often more successful than words, which are not proved through action. Remain in love, and do not forget, that you then remain in him, who himself is love - and that his presence is a secure protection for you against all attacks of the enemy of your souls.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6118.
Book 66 6119
Real vineyard work. Training for it.
25. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6119.
Every servant is to do that in my vineyard, what is allocated to him by me as work. He is to use all power to completely fulfil my will; he is to always only pay attention to the orders of his Lord; he is to never set about something with a mind of his own, because I demand from my servants complete submission under my will and this will also becomes obvious to everyone, as soon as he enters my service. I have hired him for the cultivation of arable ground, so that good seed can get sowed into it, which is to bring fruit for me. And as soon as he now makes an effort, to do this work to the best of his ability, he is for me an efficient worker, a servant, whom I will bless already on earth and in future in the spiritual kingdom. For I have endless wide stretches of land lie fallow, for which I need workers. It is my land, my ground, which to work needs much love and power, otherwise only half work is done, which cannot satisfy me. These fallow lying fields are the hearts of men, which must get ready before, before the good seed can be put in - my word, which is to come up and take root - which is to always spread out more and more and produce most magnificent fruit. And in order to do this work, to make the hearts of men receptive for my word, much love and perseverance and also great power belongs to it. Latter my servants receive from me, so I see their good will. But love they must kindle in their hearts themselves, and exactly only love will achieve it, that the hearts of fellowmen open and they want to receive. And only he will become a real servant in my vineyard, who has love in him, who is gentle and patient, who recognizes the danger, in which fellowman is, and wants to help him, to escape from this danger. To do vineyard work without love, is impossible, for then it will always only be sluggish servants, who bring in no successes for me and who for that reason are unsuitable for the work for the Lord. But in the time of the end eager work is necessary, and for that reason I again and again look for servants, who serve me willingly. I have to bestow easy and difficult work and therefore take on everyone, who comes voluntarily to me - always then allocating that place to him, which is according to his still weak power and ability. Therefore no-one needs to fear, not being enough for me, when his will is just good. For a willing servant I can train also for difficult activity, and the power sent to him comes from me, as soon as he wants to be active for me and my kingdom. For everywhere are hearts of man, which are empty or overgrown with weeds, which believe nothing at all or erroneous teachings and which ground must now get cleaned or carefully prepared, to now get sowed with my word. It is a marvellous activity, for it brings in fruit for eternity. And who the fashioning of human hearts makes happy, who feels pity for those, who are like deserted, barren gardens, where not one healthy little plant can grow, he may let himself be hired by me as my servant. He may enter into my service and may be an efficient worker for me, whose effort I will truly reward. When he just brings with him a willing heart, which beats in love for his fellowmen, so he is all right for me. And I will provide for him everything, what he needs for his work - he himself will receive from me seed in ample measure, which he is to scatter. His heart itself will be like a luxuriant field, and for that reason he himself will be able to give, because he possesses amply. And he will enjoy every one little plant, which shoots up out of the ground – which he is to now also water with the water of life of love, so that it may grow and thrive. You yourselves must take part in it with all love; you are not allowed to perform your work as irksome task of your Lord, but do everything with full joy, what I tell you, then you will also be happy about the smallest success and do everything, to achieve a good harvest.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6119.
Book 66 6120
Truth addresses the heart.
26. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6120.
What speaks to the heart, that is good and must be seen as divine - but what only addresses the intellect, that will also be the product of the intellect and must therefore also get examined upon its value. But is a man turned to God in his heart, so also his intellectual thinking can be right. But the intellect is mostly ruled by the power opposing God, and for that reason not everything needs to be according to truth, what is the result of the intellect. Here it is indeed only about that knowledge, which can or is to be of influence on the human soul - about knowledge on the religious area, which can exactly be a pure intellectual knowledge or a knowledge imparted into the heart through the spirit of God, but which will also again speak to the heart. If now such knowledge is sent to you men, so you are to examine it before on its value, and you will also be able to do it, when you, in the desire for truth, pay attention, how the knowledge addresses you - whether your heart feels it as right and good and you certainly would like, that this may be truth - or whether you start to think, because this thought material imparted to you lays more claim to your intellect than the heart. Pure truth will touch every man, who desires truth, like a present, which makes him happy. The untrue on the other hand will leave an impression, as if one must defend oneself against an oppression - but always only for that man, who would like to walk in the light, while the effect on world men is an opposite one - that truth touches him unpleasantly, but untruth is acknowledged by him. From which it is already apparent, that spirit speaks to spirit and the intellect to the intellect - therefore everyone striving spiritually lets his heart speak, but the world man only the intellect. The spiritual striving therefore has for that reason a secure signpost, for always only that will address him, what serves his soul - while the intellectual man often not even really uses the intellect to the examination and for that reason the slipping in of error is easily possible. For also spiritual knowledge in the world has become a pure intellectual knowledge; often only the intellect occupies itself with problems, which project into the spiritual area, and man still lays claim on it, that his results are assessed as truth. For that reason the reference is valid here: What speaks to the heart, is good and true; but it must also speak to the heart, to be acknowledged as good and true. For only the heart is receptive for truth, only the heart understands the language of the spirit, which radiates pure truth and therefore announces itself through the heart to man.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6120.
Book 66 6121
Right measure of selflove - "as thyself."
27. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6121.
To bring a sacrifice in favour of your fellowman is true unselfish neighbourly love - then you love the fellowman more than yourselves. And if you give him the same, what is desirable to yourselves, then you love him as yourselves. I just demand this neighbourly love, i.e., it must also be practised in free will, and it will bring in spiritual blessing to you. But so you are also prepared to sacrifice, so you voluntarily do without, to be able to give to the neighbour, then this neighbourly love is far more valuable and therefore also the success for the soul far greater. A measure of selflove has been granted to man, because such is necessary for the fulfilment of the earth task, that man may preserve his bodily life, that he gives to himself that, what the body needs, to be able to cover earth life. But this selflove is not allowed to exceed the measure, so that man does not remember his neighbour - that he just gives everything to himself, therefore love is directed wrongly. For that reason I added the words: "as thyself. " And therefore man will now be able to apply standards to his thinking and acting - he must, if he wants to fulfil my will, remember his neighbour in the same way, as he gives to himself. And according to love willingness of the heart man will now fulfil my command more easily or more difficultly. But who moves himself back behind the neighbour, his heart is extremely willing to love, and he will reach perfection very easily. But everything is left up to you. I indeed gave you the love command, but who does not want to fulfil it, he pays no attention to the command - but who has love in him, he does not need my command. And only this is right love, which gets active out of itself, without being urged to do it through commands. But that man, whose attention is drawn to my love command, can also perform works of love without inner pushing, at first only stimulated through this command - until then the love spark in him flares up more and more and makes the man himself happy, so he busies himself lovingly towards the neighbour. But only that is assessed, what is caused by love for the neighbour. Love thy neighbour as thyself.
Every man possesses selflove, and also justified, but it is not allowed to exceed the love for the fellowman, what is however the case, when the man goes past his trouble, when he believes, not being able to share, because he possesses not much himself. He is to also share the little with him, and he will not be hurt as a result, for so he does it out of love, it will be amply repaid to him - for I myself measure out to him, as he has measured out. But the loving man does not first consider; he also gives under sacrifices, and his reward will truly be great in heaven. For he will always get richer, the more he sacrifices, the more he makes fellowman happy. He will be allowed to receive much love and be in contact with me, because he has changed himself to love.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6121.
Book 66 6122
Promises of splendour. Pictures of the dark kingdom.
29. November 1954. B.D. NR. 6122.
No-one will be able to think of the splendours of the spiritual kingdom, for they exceed everything conceivable for you. But man has also no idea of the kingdom of darkness, which is likewise beyond all description given to you. But both kingdoms must remain hidden to you men, to not endanger the free decision of your will on earth, nevertheless you are informed about it, that your lot is unimaginable happiness in light or also agonizing darkness, when your soul must leave the earth body and enters the spiritual kingdom. But mostly this knowledge leaves you untouched, you lack faith in it and for that reason also responsibility. You live on earth, your eyes always only directed to the earthly reachable - but you do not consider the state of your soul after death. What don't you all do, to create a pleasant life for the body, but of which you certainly know, that it passes. And of how little use are the promises for you of an eternal life in splendour - how little do you fear an unhappy state in darkness - because you do not believe in it. But once you will convince yourselves of the truth of it and full of regret think back of earth existence, which was given to you, to care for your spiritual well-being. Why don't you let yourselves be impressed by the promises of eternal splendour - why don't you shrink from the pictures, which are drafted for you of the kingdom of darkness? Why do you only care for the short time of your earth life and do not remember the endless long time after that? You believe, that the boundary is set for your existence with the death of the body, but you cannot prove it. Why don't you consider the possibility, that everything is true, what is presented to you men? You cannot get forced to it, but you should think about it freely out of yourselves and not so carelessly assume the death of your body as certain end of your existence. Both the kingdom of light as well as the kingdom of darkness must remain hidden to you, because of the freedom of your will, but nevertheless there are also proofs for the truth of it, what you are told about it, which indeed only then appear conclusive to you, so you yourselves would like to fathom, whether you carry on living after death. Then also the spiritual beings reveal their identity to you, but only, to strengthen your faith in it. The spiritual eye is opened to the one wanting to see, and he does not need to go along blindly. But where the will is lacking to come to the light, there it also remains dark, and darkness also receives the soul after the death of the body. For everyone creates the lot for himself - a kingdom of light and of splendour or spheres of agonizing darkness - according to his will, which is free and must remain free and therefore also determines life in eternity.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6122.
Book 66 6123
God recognizes everything. Truth and appearance. Mask of the opponent.
30. November 1954. B.D. NR 6123.
I am certainly not going by appearance, and I am not deceived by what the mouth expresses. I see the thoughts, the will of man, and it alone I assess; according to this will I am active and carry out my work of the upbringing of men. You can well deceive the fellow human being, but never me, who knows the most secret thoughts in your hearts. You have to know that I am the eternal truth myself and I therefore loathe every untruth, every hidden thought, and that I only then have an open ear for your troubles, when you come to me guileless, when you completely relinquish appearance, with which you like to impress your fellow human beings. I hear only who comes to me in truth and humility, but I do not pay attention to the insincere. Because he does not believe in me as a just and true being who has to be averse to all false appearance otherwise it would be imperfect. But my opponent often hides behind a mask and you are his followers, when you are not applying yourself to the innermost truth, when you do not remove everything from your heart, which you try to hide. My opponent is an enemy of truth - but it is his cunning to make himself out to be what he is not, but still should be. Because the false person will always borrow a dress - he knows well what he lacks, and he therefore pretends to own it. And thus he also gives himself away and can never say, not to know my will. But the pretence is of no use to him, because he is recognized by me through and through. And I will only then look at him, when he searches his soul and divests himself of all his faults with me, when he throws off all covers, which are to hide his nature and thinking from me - when he comes and talks to me in such a way, as he is and thinks. Only then he can reckon on me listening to him and taking care of his trouble. Because I want that you men call on me in spirit and in truth. Only then can I be present with you, induced to it by your call. And only then can you experience my love and mercy, which I devote to everyone, who comes humbly and completely trustingly to me - who now through the unmasking of himself also indicates, that he wants to escape from my opponent and turn to me - and who now also can expect my help in his trouble.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6123.
Book 66 6124
Words of comfort. Suffering - illness. Connection with God.
2. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6124.
Always rely on me, that I lead you on the right way. Even so it appears to you, as if you determine your fate yourselves, as if you can direct your earth life in other courses through your will - so long you connect yourselves with me, so long you desire having contact with me, I direct you, and you just carry out my will, which I as it were entrust you with, because you make this possible through your will turned to me. Who once joins me, who wants to be in contact with me, he can be unconcerned about his further fate - for it shapes itself so, that his soul can and also will draw use from everything, when man believingly entrust himself to me, when he submits voluntarily to me and my leading - when he lives his life for me, when he constantly remembers me and makes an effort to win my love. Then also my whole love belongs to him, which only wants the salvation of his soul, which exists in the reaching of eternal happiness. Believe me, that you only then must fight in earth life, when you do not serve voluntarily. Therefore struggle can remain spared for you, when you are active in serving neighbourly love - but suffering and illness can still contribute to the purification of the soul, but nevertheless be bearable for you, so you take your refuge to me. I am always there for you, in all earthly and spiritual troubles, and I want it, that through such you always join me more
intimately, until you are so firmly connected with me, that I can constantly walk next to you and you constantly hold dialogue with me - that you are always aware of my presence - therefore now lead a life in and with me. All experience is just to contribute, that you connect yourselves insolubly with me, and then also nothing will any longer frighten or worry you, for the consciousness of my constant nearness gives you power and confidence in everything, what you undertake. And your will will be mine, because you completely submit to my will and for that reason will only still want, think and act, as it is good before my eyes.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6124.
Book 66 6125
Will of resistance against truth (Bible).
4. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6125.
In which trouble are men on earth, that they are inaccessible to truth from God. They can only find their salvation in truth and fight against it to accept truth - they oppose it with an extreme strong will of resistance, because they are captured in error and in the lie. Only pure truth could give them light, and men close themselves to it and still cannot get forced to give up their resistance. This is a proof, that the opponent of God has great power over men, and particularly in the time of the end - it is a proof, that the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and who wants to take it by force, he must be violent. He must do a violent step and carry out the break away from all false, untrue - he must also be prepared, to give up knowledge, when he wants to receive pure truth. Above all he must desire truth with all his senses. Then he resists the opponent of God, and then his power is broken. Who gives you men the guarantee that the old, taken over is in accordance with the truth? Why do you hold on so firmly to that, what portrays human lack of ability degenerately, and do not remember the words, which the Lord himself has spoken on earth? - And his words will truly be able to be understood right, when not only the intellect, but also the heart thinks about it. His words can certainly also be misinterpreted; but they will always also allow that meaning, which is according to pure truth. But differently the words, which were humanly added to the pure Gospel of Jesus Christ. For humanly spoken words fix themselves in their meaning. And they are humanly spoken words, which lead and have led to great vagaries, but which were equated with the words of the Lord and still have only then equal rights, when they were the direct effect of the divine spirit. But such words completely agree with the word of the Lord. You cannot harm yourselves more, than so you fix yourselves in words, which treat human things all too humanly. You must know, that at the time of the earth walk of Jesus Christ the spirit of parallel prevailed far more than today, but that for that reason men also understood each other, because almost all knew the key of parallels, and for that reason also now and again figurative comparisons were applied, but which were interpreted word for word by men of later time. But as soon as you counter every question of doubt with the word of the Lord himself, you will also understand the meaning of figurative comparisons - but you are never allowed to place these in front of the word of the Lord. He brought you men the pure teaching; he gave you information, and his word has still remained pure, only often also misunderstood. But it is not so with those words, which were added to his pure Gospel, for these did not remain unchanged, and the will of man now and again replaced the work of the spirit through intellectual thinking. And this achieved almost unnoticed changes, but which are quite enough to cause confusion - to let erroneous teachings come into being, which are truly a great danger for still spiritual blind mankind. And also this is a cause, that God announces himself again and again anew to men, that he, as eternal truth, again and again supplies truth to earth, that he imparts his Gospel in all purity to those, who ask him for it in the desire for truth and are prepared to spread truth. The spirit of God indeed always imparts pure truth to his servants, but again and again intellectual men will abolish the work of the spirit, because free will is given to men, which is also then not touched by God, so it assaults the pure truth – caused through his opponent. But again and again God will purify, what men have contaminated - again and again eternal truth itself will reveal itself - again and again the light of truth will radiate for those, who open themselves to his love ray in good will.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6125.
Book 66 6126
State of remorse in the hereafter about rejection of the divine word.
5. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6126.
You all will experience it in future, how my care was meant for you during your earth existence; but many will remorsefully remember the unused favours, and my word will quite particularly become judgement for them, which they were allowed to hear on earth and still did not listen to so, that it would have brought blessing to them. Also in the opposite kingdom the word is made accessible to them, but no full expression can be given to it to that extent as on earth, so long the souls lack power to do it. But all power, which they acquire for themselves in the spiritual kingdom, they eagerly use for their progress, while they wasted the life power on earth, which was amply at their disposal. And this cognition will put them in a remorseful position; they will feel an agonizing remorse and recognize, that they can no longer make up for the earthly neglected - although they also now still have a hope, to improve their inadequate state and to reach fields of light, even so far more difficult, than it was possible on earth. But it can always only be presented to you men, but it cannot be proved to you. For that reason you do not pay attention to these warnings and admonitions, and there is no possibility, to lead you on the right way without compulsion of the will, which lets you reach the aim - eternal life in light and power. So long you live on earth, you are influenced, but always only so, that your free will remains untouched, and this will is so impressed by the earthly world, that it always only gets active there, where it sees earthly successes - everything spiritual, the care about the salvation of its soul, is however put back as implausible. The remorse will be extremely great in future, when the significance of earth life is realized - and this remorse I would like to spare you; I would like to, that you enrich yourselves of spiritual successes during earth life; I would like to be able to accompany you into blessed spheres at the end of life. I would like, that you gratefully look back on your course on earth and recognize the great love of your father in heaven, which was meant for you during this time. I truly have no joy on it, when you must suffer after the death of your body, and can still prepare for you no other lot, than you deserve it, because also my justice must express itself and nothing can happen against my divine order despite my extreme great love. For that reason I can always only have an effect on you through my word; only with my word I can address you, and you must make use of the power of my word, then your entry into the spiritual kingdom will truly mean happiness and bliss for you, and then you will thank me for ever for my love and favour, which is meant for you all, you who still stay on earth.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6126.
Book 66 6127
Fight against oneself, desires and overcoming of them.
6. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6127.
Mortify your body, when you want to give life to your soul. By that it is not to be understood, that you are to maltreat your body, that you chastise yourselves or disfigure yourselves, for such just testifies to an inadequate intellect, an aberration of human thinking and a disdain of that, what I as creator have given you; it means a disdain of the work to its creator. What I demand of you, is, that you mortify the desires of the body, that you overcome yourselves, that you do not fulfil the wishes of the body, which are only meant for its well-being and by that means inflict an extreme great harm on your soul. This fight against the bodily desires it truly difficult; it demands your whole will to renunciation; it demands a voluntary privation, a denying of that, what appears attractive to you. It is truly a fight for which you need power, but this power is sent to you, so you are just serious with you perfection - so you really intend to reach the aim on earth to become perfect. For your perfection depends on the state of your soul, but not on the state of your body. And the body and its passions have been added to you for the testing of your will. For the earth time the body therefore comes to the fore; it wants to assert itself in its demands, and all its wishes and desires are suitable for it, to displace the desire of the soul, for it announces itself again and again and seeks to determine the will of man, to grant it fulfilment. But the soul cannot express itself obviously, and if it attracts attention in form of thoughts, so these thoughts are quickly suppressed again, and a great strength of will belongs to it, to listen to it and to neglect the body for its sake. A strong will belongs to it; therefore, man must fight against the desires of the flesh, against everything that is good for the body, but that is not good for the soul. I ask you to this fight against yourselves, against your desires, for it is only the fight of the soul against the body. But the soul is immortal, and once it will have to take the lot upon itself, according to the state of its maturity, but which is a very low one, when man gives first to the body and lets the soul live in want. Fight the fight against your desires; mortify your body; only give to it, what it needs to the preservation of its life - but everything else give to your soul, which can only mature, when it is more remembered in earth life than the body. Such a fight I will bless, and it will first certainly need all your will power, but also always become easier, the more you overcome yourselves, for I constantly provide you with power for the overcoming, when you yourselves just seriously want this - and then you will certainly reach the aim.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6127.
Book 66 6128
Gospel announcing to those, who need spiritual comfort, and to the souls in the hereafter.
7. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6128.
Wherever you meet men, who need spiritual comfort, there you are to discharge the duties of your office - to bring my Gospel to them. And they will gratefully accept it, as soon as you offer it to them in love. But how does it become visible to you, that they need spiritual comfort? When you recognize from their speaking, that they are in despair, because they lack faith - when they embittered or discouraged ask the question: "Why all that? - ", when they do not know about their earth life purpose, when they also find no joy with the world and are unhappy through strokes of fate of all kind. Then lovingly point out to them that they have a father in heaven, whose love is also meant for them and to whom they are to turn in the heart, so that they find peace and help in their trouble. Just introduce them to the God of love - for the awareness not to be alone and deserted, will comfort them and also move them to entrust themselves to him, who loves them, and a change can occur in their earth life, the spiritual way can be followed, which also leads to the aim. Love must be preached to men - they must know, that they are loved by their creator and father from eternity and that they are to love in like manner all creatures having emerged from the same father - their brothers on earth. And so you impart this knowledge to them, then you announce to them my Gospel, then you work for me and my kingdom, then you look after those, who need help in their spiritual trouble. And you are to make an effort, to lead a love life yourselves, so that your words are alive, so that fellowmen can follow your example. No minute you are allowed to forget, that you are my children after all, that you have emerged from love and for that reason also your nature must be love, if you want to count yourselves to mine, if you want to be real representatives of my love teaching. Then also the spiritual trouble of fellowmen will be visible to you, and it will touch you and cause you to help, and you will be happy, being allowed to bring to him my word. For I will bring those men to you, who need spiritual comfort, and I will bless you, so you are willing, to do your mission work at these. And when you succeed, to just bring one soul to me, so you have already done a blessed work for me and my kingdom. But do not get tired, be eager servants in my vineyard, for men are in great trouble; they need much love and encouragement and your guidance to come to peace in and with me.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6128.
Book 66 6129
Gospel announcing to those, who need spiritual comfort, and to the souls in the hereafter.
8. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6129.
And also announce the Gospel to the souls in the hereafter, for they urgently need it, so long they still do not stand in the light and only through my word reach that degree, that they can enter the kingdom of light. So long the souls possess nothing, they cannot work in love, therefore also share nothing. But if they receive light and power through you, so also they can now share light and power. And only my word imparts light and power to them, which is supplied to all both on earth as also in the hereafter, who are of good will. You men can establish the contact with those souls, which themselves have not yet established the contact with me - which themselves are still not able to hear my word, even so it sounds in the spiritual kingdom. And so therefore you bring this my word to them. Remember those souls, as soon as you yourselves are active on earth for me and my kingdom - consider, that also these souls can take part in your vineyard work, that they are more likely inclined to listen to you; with whom they still feel connected through your remembrance, than when a light being approaches them in the hereafter, which they do not recognize as such and therefore also do not accept so easily, what these want to offer to them. You can now build the bridge; you can present to them the Gospel of love and instruct them so far, that they themselves for the time being think about themselves and then also the spiritual friends find access to them easier, because they then discuss their state with them and also accept advice. So you present my word to the souls, you will rarely do unsuccessful work, for the pure word of God exerts an inconceivable effect on the souls, which readily listen to it. For they suddenly understand, what was up to now incomprehensible to them, and they also grasp the truth quicker - they find much more likely the connection, than they would have found it on earth, for the imperfect souls lack light, and this now radiates towards them out of my word, so that the word cannot remain without effect, provided completely unwilling souls do not resist, but the gleam of light is also withdrawn from them, as soon as they rebel. Remember all souls, which were dear to you on earth. But also remember the souls in darkness, which languish in unspeakable agony, and pray for them, so that they become more yielding, so that they feel the power of your love and come to you to be instructed by you. Show much love to these souls, and you break their fetters by this means – call all of them to you and let them take part in the spiritual exchange. Give them food, for they suffer terribly of hunger and thirst and can only still this with the bread of heaven, which I myself hand out, but which they must receive through you, because they still turn away from me - but can never gain power and light without this food. What I send to you extremely amply, that hand out to those poor and unhappy souls, and I will bless you. For my love also wants to redeem the souls from the depth, and your love is to help me to do it.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6129.
Book 66 6130
Reasons for the childbirth of Christ. Act of mercy.
9. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6130.
Full of mercy I looked down to earth on enslaved mankind. I saw their great trouble, for which they were indeed to be blamed themselves, but I also saw the great weakness of men, who for that reason were pressed down by their burden and could no longer arise out of their own power. And my love became so powerful, that it wanted to bring help to suffering mankind. My love was so great, that I myself climbed down to earth to liberate men from their burden of sin and to again free for them the way to me. My childbirth to earth was an act of love and mercy of your creator and father from eternity. I wanted to bring peace to men, salvation. I wanted that they could again enjoy light and power, which they had lost through the sin of the former rebellion against me. Mankind was so deep in darkness, and it could no longer find out of it, because it was also completely powerless. It was a state of greatest unhappiness, for they were kept imprisoned by a lord, who had them under his control, who did not want to release them for ever. But I also possessed the right to you, because you had once emerged out of my love power. And I do not give my right lost. I was ready, to fight with my opponent about you, and for that reason came to earth, because not the divinity wanted to wage this war, but love and it now embodied itself in a man - therefore a man as it were took up the fight with the opponent, who only made use of love as weapon. Love therefore wages the war - love moved me to climb to earth and to take residence in the man Jesus, who was devoted to me with the whole soul, wo strove for the joining together with me with all senses, who himself held the soul of light in himself, which wanted to help its fallen brothers, that they could again climb up to the father to be happy. The one remained perfect wanted to help the one having become imperfect again to perfection. Love itself wanted to give its support to bring liberty to enslaved men. And for that reason, I myself climbed to earth; for that reason, I no longer closed myself to the emergency calls, which rose up from earth to me; I came as rescuer and redeemer to bring peace to all, who are of good will. For the time had come, where mankind had sunk so deep, that help had to be brought to it, if it was not to fall completely to ruin. And so that was fulfilled, what had been already announced long before. Light came to earth and was shining in darkness. But darkness did not recognize light, and only few were, who recognized it as the rescuer, who was sent from above to redeem men and to bring peace to all, who are of good will.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6130.
Book 66 6131
God's resources before the end.
10. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6131.
What is helpful for the salvation of your souls, that I still apply before the end - and so everything is tried, to bring rescue to you men. And nevertheless you yourselves can ruin all my love work, when your will is not prepared to enter into my love work - when you yourselves withdraw from all favours, which I still give you in excess. If I could have command over your will, then rescue would truly be secured - but I would not have reached my aim to fashion you to children in all perfection, because your free will is first condition for it. But my love does not give you up. And everything happens as far as I am concerned, to change your will. For that reason still much suffering is in store for you, which I would prefer to turn away from you, when I could reach my aim without such. But through your resistance you force me to such means, for my love applies it only, when otherwise no success is to be expected. O if you would recognize in every accident, in every suffering, which affects you, a loving admonition of your father in heaven, which would like to lead you on the right way – which just is to aim to achieve, that you come to me, that you entrust yourselves to me - that you learn to believe and prove your faith through your prayer for help. I truly help you, so you have established the intimate contact with me, and I will help you on, until you have returned into your father house. But how shall I win you, you who still completely resist me? How shall I move your hearts to turning back, how turn your looks to me, which are just directed towards the world, when powerful events around you are not able to impress you? - For that reason I will once again speak to these, and all will hear this voice. Whether they however pay attention to it and take my last admonition and warning call to heart, is again left to their free will, but also the last decision, through which they determine their lot for themselves - life or death - light or darkness.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6131.
Book 66 6132
Problem of God becoming man. Love, truth, God - are one.
11. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6132.
Man can only reach truth, so he leads a love life - otherwise his spirit remains un-awakened and his intellect is controlled by him, who is against truth, because he is against me. You men, consider after all, that everything takes place according to laws, that every cause determines its effect, that according to laws one results from another. And one such law is also, that light goes out from a fire - that a fire radiates light. And so also the light of truth goes out from the fire of love, although this appears to be purest nonsense for a world man. But nevertheless it is and remains a law, which you men cannot reverse; you only can contravene such a law, by you seeking to acquire truth intellectually. But how far the intellect manages it, that you recognize by the many different results, which mostly contradict themselves. Who however wants to light a light in himself, he must live in love, for through work in love he draws me as eternal love to himself, and I can now truly give him real information; the darkest corners in him I can radiate through with light through my presence. There simply cannot be anything incomprehensible or erroneous, where truth from me announces itself obviously. And it also announces itself to everyone, who gets into contact with me through love work. But without love no light can be, and no matter how eagerly the intellect would like to light a light. God, light, truth, love - they are one, and every man is in possession of all, so he possesses one. "And again, God is Jesus Christ." Therefore the divine redeemer cannot be eliminated, when man thinks being in possession of truth. For the enlightenment about the problem of the becoming man in Jesus is likewise the result of a love life, because all truth is light, which is radiated from the fire of love, and because light illuminates everything and chases away everything untrue from the heart of man. I can therefore only always admonish you to love, if you want to reach truth. And through my love teaching I entice you again to me, I who am eternal love myself. As soon as I myself can therefore be in you, I can also work in you, and my work is "enlightenment of the spirit" - a state, in which you, brightly and clearly, recognize all connections, in which you see everything so, as it is according to truth. I can give you fullest truth - however only, when you connect yourselves to me, and this connection means: Work in love. "For who abides in love, he abides in me and I in him," and where I am, there is light; where I am, is truth. But without me you will not reach truth for ever.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6132.
Book 66 6133
God's gift of favour and rejection of man.
12. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6133.
I truly just want to make you happy. I want to give to you, but you do not accept my presents; I want to cover you with favours, but you pay no attention to them; you go past, so the most delicious is offered to you - so your father in heaven himself addresses you, to bring to you light and power. My admonishing and loving words exert no effect on you; they go unheard at your ears, and you much more prefer to listen to the sounding of the world; you have constantly directed your looks there, and for that reason you do not recognize him, who lovingly offers his gifts of favour to you. And so you remain poor; you can gather no spiritual goods, because you yourselves reject him, who wants to give them to you. And in future you will bitterly feel your poverty, when it is too late. My love can only give so to you, as you yourselves allow it; I can force nothing on you against your will, and if you reject me and my gifts of favour, so in future your state will be miserable, but through your own fault. Believe it after all, that I love you and that I would like to prepare a life in happiness for you and that I only therefore again and again approach you in earth life - may it be directly with my word, may it be through suffering or illness. I always just want to direct your attention to me, so that I can then speak to you and my words do not remain without impression on you. My father love cares for each individual of its children, and it does everything, what can bring about salvation to them. But I leave free will to you, and for that reason it remains up to you yourselves, whether you listen to me, whether you let yourselves be given a present by me - whether you return my love for you. But in future you will be indescribably happy, when you listen to me - but poor and unhappy enter into the spiritual kingdom, so you close your ear and reject my hand wanting to give you a present. In future you will bitterly regret it, when you recognize, who has blocked your way - whom you have rejected. And you will have trouble with wrestling, to just gain a part of that, what you need and what was at your disposal on earth extremely amply. My love always wants to and will help, but never curtail your will. You yourselves can freely determine; but you must for that reason also take responsibility for your soul. It must in future take that lot upon itself, which your will has created for it on earth - suffering and agony in darkness or a life full of light in happiness.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6133.
Book 66 6134
Mysterious light phenomena.
13. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6134.
In the dark that is spread over the earth men need much light - and even if they are mostly not prepared to accept light, even if they mostly prefer to walk in darkness - my light from above will still be brought to them, because the merciful love of the world of light is keen on bringing help to you men. And innumerable beings of light are close to you men on earth, always prepared to light a light for you - to softly urge you to carry out works of love so that a light brightens up in you and illuminates your spirit. I myself have given my hosts instructions to set their love urge in motion on you and my will is also theirs. Exactly in the last times before the end where darkness becomes deeper and deeper, the earth is besieged by beings of light, which let their powers flow to earth and also find opened hearts everywhere to which they can bring light. Before the end their will of love becomes more and more powerful and prompts them now and then to do unusual work - that light phenomena obviously prove their work - phenomena, which are not a satanic blind light, but clearly point to another power - phenomena, which will make the ones who are mine happy, however give fear and horror to my opponents, who want to believe nothing and still experience something, which can only be explained through faith. My messengers of light have been given instructions to use their power in my will and where a work of rescue is to be accomplished, there they gather and work with united strength - so that their activity is everywhere visible - that their riches of light shines to earth in a way apparent to all men. Light phenomena of mysterious nature will intellectually occupy men before the end and it will not be easy to explain these phenomena naturally, what science however will try. Phenomena of light of mysterious nature will also give rise to speculations, which are completely wrong, but who seeks light he will also find it, because the inhabitants of my kingdom recognize every man's thoughts, and they take care of him, who searches in good will and asks for light. Because heaven and earth - the kingdom of light and that of darkness - are subject to me, and everything that is perfect, that is radiated through with light, helps to drive away darkness on earth. And it will also be in evidence, because this is my will, that men on earth will still receive every kind of help, which can rescue them, for which all beings of light are always prepared.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6134.
Book 66 6135
14. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6135.
Take, eat - so I spoke to my disciples, handing out to them the bread with these words, as symbol of the bread of heaven, of my word, which, having become flesh, stayed on earth in the midst of them. Take and drink - I spoke, when I served the wine to them - which was to be supplied to them, like as my blood - the power of my word - for strengthening. Bread and wine were symbol for flesh and blood - and since I myself am the word having become flesh, I could also say: That is my body, which is given for you - that is my blood, which is shed for you. For only through my death I made it possible, that you could hear my word in you - only through my death I broke the fetters, which kept you in darkness. Understand after all, my word must sound to you, if you want to be happy. And my word must be received by you hungrily; you must eat it and supply the food to your soul, that it can live. For my word holds in it that power, which gives it life. Flesh and blood belong to life, and I died for you, so that you have life. The bread of life is my word. I myself am the word - and the word has become flesh. Is there perhaps a more comprehensible explanation for that communion, which I have held with my disciples. And always, when you receive my word and accept it in you hungrily, you will also remember me. You cannot receive my word otherwise than in thoughts of me, because he, who speaks to you, cannot vanish into oblivion, as long as you listen to him. When I broke the bread for my disciples, when I served the wine to them, I knew after all, that only my word established and proved the connection between me and men. I knew it, that they could only reach the aim, when they let me speak to them all the time. I knew further, that they had to believe in my work of redemption; I knew, what lay before me, that I had to lay down my life for men, to redeem them, and with regard to it I spoke the words: "Which is given for you - which is shed for you." The eternal word itself spoke to men: Take, eat - take and drink. And you men must establish the intimate connection with me, to hear my address, to be fed by me with the bread of heaven - to be able to hold with me communion. And you can again establish this intimate connection with me again only through work in love. Only then you receive me myself in you; then you are flowed through by the power of my love - my blood secures life for you. Then I hand out to you with full hands; then your soul will never suffer hunger and thirst, for I myself will satisfy and water it - I myself will offer communion to it - I will break the bread and serve the wine to all, who want to receive, and these will enjoy my flesh and my blood, and their souls will live for ever.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6135.
Book 66 6136
Presenting the heavenly bread to the souls in the hereafter.
15. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6136.
Amply hand out my gift, you, you who yourselves stand in abundance through my love. I give amply to everybody, who is ready to receive – but always only, so that he hands out again to the needy, who in their trouble do not themselves come to me, but whom I want to help through you. The hunger for spiritual food is great, although you find few demanding men on earth, but no little crumb gets lost, so you hand out the bread of heaven - it is received ravenously by needy souls in the hereafter, and that is to encourage you to always more eager love activity, to alleviate spiritual trouble, for while you receive much, you can also share much. If you would know, how close the spiritual kingdom and its inhabitants are connected to earth and you men - if you would know, how many souls surround you, so you would also look at all your thinking, speaking and acting under this point of view, that you are constantly observed by them and that you for that reason also have a certain responsibility to those souls – to set a good example for them and to so make the ascent easier for them, so they still stay in the lower spheres. And this applies particularly to your speeches, which - when they are spiritually directed - can be extremely blessed for these souls. And so you now take my word as the content of your speeches, you attract many hungry souls, to which you now offer a delicious bread of heaven, to which you supply strong food, which they urgently need in their still miserable state. No word goes unheard with the souls in the hereafter, and it has a far deeper effect on those souls, because they pass on everything, what they receive. For the power of my word brings this about, and so my word draws infinite circles and touches innumerable souls beneficently. But the trouble in the spiritual kingdom is also infinitely great, for daily souls arrive there in a miserable state, because they are still very much connected to the material world, because spiritually they have created no supply for themselves on earth and for that reason arrive miserably in the opposite kingdom and have to rely on help, when they do not want to sink to the depth. And you men can help these souls with the supply of my word, which alone protects them from the fall into the depth. They seek help for themselves there, where a light shines towards them, and also feel the power current, which flows towards them from my word, for there is no other rescue for these souls, than to accept my Gospel of love, which you are to present to them, where and when it is just possible for you. For that reason I hand out in excess, that you can share with those, who are in need - so that the hungry can fetch food from you, to whom your love wants to give.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6136.
Book 66 6137
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden."
16. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6137.
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
I assure you all of my help, you who are in hardship and trouble, when you just take your way to me, when you remember me in your besieged situation, when you come to me. You are to believe it, that I can help you and want to help you, and come to me with this confidence, entrusting yourselves to me, and remember my promise, that I will give you, what you request. No-one will go from me, who has not received comfort and power from me, so he just prays to me full of faith, so he comes to me, hoping for help from me. I certainly know about your trouble, nevertheless I call upon you, that you yourselves entrust yourselves to me, because I can only then help you, when you ask me for it - when you have found the way to me, for my aim it is, (to be close to you and) for that reason cause, that you seek contact with me. Only when you have connected yourselves with me in thoughts out of your own will - what happens through intimate prayer to me - I have reached this aim: the acknowledgment of me myself as God and father from eternity, which you have once refused me and which for that reason let you become unhappy. I will always say to you: "Come to me" - or "ask, and it will be given to you " or "call upon me in trouble" – because it is always my will, that you connect yourselves to me. Only then I can assert my claims for you; then you have as it were surrendered to me, and that means a breaking away from my opponent. And you will then also understand, why I let you so often get into trouble and distress, where always only one way out exists, that you call upon me for help, so you do not completely surrender to him, who pulls you down - who also helps you then, but in an obviously way harmful for you, for he demands your soul for it. He will give you earthly everything, but you will lose the life of your soul for it, for you get more and more under his control - you will only still have earthly material thoughts and completely forget me - you will deny me and acknowledge him anew as your lord - and you will do well on earth, but you will be lost for eternal times. Do not long for this well-being on earth, but come to me in your distress - and I will truly give you, what you need for body and soul. You will not be given sparsely, for my love hands out amply, but only, what brings about salvation to your soul, but will also always supply to you earthly, as I have promised you. You do not need to be in trouble, for you have a father in heaven, who only demands, that you turn to him in the heart and who will then also supply to you equal to children, to whom he refuses nothing, except what harms them - but you must come to him voluntarily.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6137.
Book 66 6138
Development process of the spiritual.
17. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6138.
It is a lengthy process, which is to bring you to maturing - which is to put the spiritual again into that state, in which it was initially. It is a development course, which is unspeakably laborious and agonizing, but cannot be eliminated, because the distance from God was too far and now endless many steps are to be gone from the depth to the height, which can only be covered through a process according to divine order - through serving. The love of God created this possibility for the fallen - to serve according to God's will. The being occupies itself in the mandatory law; it is forced to serving activity by laws of nature, by the spiritual being bound in the different creations, which always have a preserving and building up purpose. Each one work of creation has its purpose, its reason - always one will serve the other. And that therefore the purpose of the creations may be fulfilled, the spiritual bound in it is forced to a serving activity according to law of nature. Through this indeed involuntary serving the spiritual covers the ascent development course - initially under greatest agonies, because being bound is for the once freely created an unbearable state. The resistance is initially still so great, that it remains in apparent inactivity, in hard matter, which appears to be completely dead and motionless. But the resistance lets up first imperceptibly, then always more, so that also the creation form surrounding the spiritual can be loosened - so that also the stay in every form always requires shorter periods. The activity is always more apparent, so that a life is recognized in the forms, which now hold the spiritual. And so this spiritual has now gone through the different creations; it has covered the way through the stone, plant and animal world - it has served, even so in the bound will, and through the serving brought itself into a state, where the resistance against God has already become so little, that it can now receive back the free will - that it can move into the last form of creation and embody itself as man, to now to prove, that it is prepared to give up the resistance against God. And this proof is produced, when man now serves in free will - when he kindles love in himself, which now causes him to serve. It is an extreme lengthy process, which the spiritual itself can also forfeit, when it, in the last stage - as man - lets all preceding agonies and hardships become useless - when it sinks back level by level in free will -- when it anew abuses its free will. But this relapse is something so terrible, as man is not able to imagine. But also remembering back cannot be given to him of the extreme agonizing time of his ascent from the depth, because this would restrict free will, but which is decisive for the stage as man. Only the responsibility of their earth life can again and again be presented to men, but whether they believe it, that is up to them, but also decides the lot of the spiritual - of the soul. O would men believe it after all, which responsibility they have in earth life - would they believe it after all, that they themselves must bear the results, when they fail in the last stage of their development. But they can only be pointed to the love command. If they fulfil it, so they also automatically recognize the significance of their earth life, and then they also fulfil the last task on earth - to serve voluntarily. And then the endless long way before has not been in vain - they have returned to him, from whom they once took their start.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6138.
Book 66 6139
"Become as little children."
18. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6139.
Become as little children. Unreservedly believe everything, what I tell you, for I will only impart purest truth to you, and for that reason you do not need to ponder or to doubt, as soon as you just believe, that I myself address you. And that you must feel in your heart; you must feel my words as a loving address, which only love can give - you must therefore feel love, and then you know, that eternal love addresses you, which wants to be loved again by you. But then you can also accept every word without doubt. And when I point you to the near end and reproach you, so you lead no right way of life, so you also must just recognize my love in it, which wants to protect you from the worst, from eternal death. I always just teach you love. And that alone already should be enough for you, to recognize me myself as love in the words imparted through the spirit. For it can only be good or bad powers, which address you. All good powers are in contact with me, act and speak according to my will and are therefore to be seen as transition of that, what radiates from me myself. All bad powers on the other hand will never preach love to you, but always seek to influence you, to live against the divine order, whereto also belongs, that they never hold spiritual, but always earthly aims before your eyes. But that spiritual powers are at work with the transmission of my word – or of a spiritually directed thought material – that everybody will notice, who seriously examines the content – which lets deepest wisdom recognize and develops a plan of salvation, as exactly only divine love could draft. It is nonsensical to assume, that a man thinks of such himself, because also a good intellectual thinking never works without mistakes and man would also come across contradictions, which, however, my spiritual transmissions rule out, what every serious examiner can see. But so it is a matter of spiritual receptions, one could only point to good or bad powers. But bad powers can never seize a man, who wants to serve me, who strives for me and desires to stand in truth. My nature is still foreign to you men - you cannot gauge my infinite love and my unlimited power. You keep to rigid commands enacted by men, and do not pay enough attention to my love command. But if this alone would be important to you, then you would also possess my love - and to possess my love means, to now be led by me on all your ways of life and to always stand under my protection. For I then recognize your will to be obedient to me, and then I am also the father for you, who protects his child from every danger. How can you believe, that love acts differently, that the father leaves his child to bad powers, which feels connected with the father and gives its love to him? I am in contact with every man, who seriously strives for me, and he can also know being protected by me, and in particular his soul, which I do not let be hurt, as soon as man hands himself trustingly over to me. The will of man decides, which powers approach him - and whose will I possess, his soul I also possess. And what is mine, that also receives my revelations, pure truth, which only I myself can impart and will always impart to those, who love me and keep my commands.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6139.
Book 66 6140
Living water. Way to the source.
20. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6140.
Wherever I can lead my word to, there it will also sound. I indeed make use of those, who can receive my word directly, but I lead those men to them, who have the desire to receive spiritual food, and to whom I for that reason also give food and drink, so that they can mature at their souls. For I know it, who lets himself be touched by my word; I know it, who is receptive. I also know, where my seed falls on good ground and where a good harvest is to be achieved. But they are always only few, who let themselves be impressed, who feel addressed by me myself, so my word is offered to them. But I also want to win these few souls for me; I want, that they surrender to me completely, and for that reason I address them. You all, you who listen to me, you will make much use of my word, and your soul will find it happily, that something delicious is offered to it - that it receives power. For my word is blessed with my power. Everywhere you can indeed receive it, and it will always bring in blessing for you, so you desire with your heart, to be addressed by me. But my word will touch you still much stronger, so you let me myself speak to you through a man's mouth, whom I have chosen myself for me, to be able to speak through him to you all. You are to drink living water; you are to draw from that source, which I have opened for you and from which the water of life flows pure and unadulterated, which for that reason will also work extremely stimulating on you. Go the way to my source - i.e., want, that you are refreshed and strengthened at your soul, and now also pay attention to those, who show you the way to the inexhaustible spring of my love. Seriously want, to be fed and watered by me - and I will send my servants towards you, who bring to you on behalf of me, what you soul urgently needs - the bread of heaven, without which you cannot reach eternal happiness. Do not spurn such gifts, which bring about the salvation to your soul - give ample food also to it, and do not let it live in want because of your body, which you extremely rich provide for with earthy food, for the body is only given to you for that reason, that you provide the soul with the spiritual maturity during earth life. And for that reason give amply to it, for you will receive amply, as soon as you just desire the bread of heaven. I will always offer it to you, because I am a good house father and a good physician and know exactly, what you need to be happy.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6140.
Book 66 6141
The serious will reaches the aim.
21. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6141.
All, who want to go right, all, who struggle for the salvation of their soul, are supported by me, that they also reach their aim, even so the way, to which they have turned, is not the right one. But I help them on to the right way, and they will let themselves be helped by me, when they have the serious will, to gain my pleasure. It is always only about, whether they are serious to fulfil my will - for there are many, who, through upbringing or through tradition, have been pushed on a certain way, which they now carefree go on, on the assumption that it leads to the aim. But they seriously want to reach the aim. And I will always help those, that they find the right way, which leads up - to me. But who goes along in indifference, who does not think about it at all, where the way could lead, which he walks along, who also does not pay attention to those, who want to direct him right, or who goes on a way against his better judgement, because it appears tempting to him, he also has no serious will, to reach me, and therefore I also cannot help him, for my help depends on his good will. But it is wrong to believe, that every way leads to me - it is wrong to believe that you reach the aim, when you yourselves do not get moving, when you come to a standstill on a way, i.e., when you do not let your will become active, when you let mere forms be enough for you, without doing a work yourselves, which secures your progress. The way to me must be covered by every man himself, in free will. It he is pushed or forced to go a certain way, so he has no own advantage from it - but a way is again and again shown to him as far as I am concerned, which he can voluntarily walk on, and he is helped to become free of pesterers - but always only on condition that he himself it willing, that he only pursues the aim, to reach me. And of every way, which man has turned, the opportunity is offered to him, to walk on the right way upwards. I will help everyone to find it, and this way to me will always be recognizable through light, for it is the way of truth, which will always spread light and which for that reason can also be found by everyone, who seeks light. And only, who shuns the light, he goes past it.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6141.
Book 66 6142
Endless night lies before men. Jesus Christ - the light.
22. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6142.
The night comes down on mankind; a night, which is unimaginable long and agonizing, for this night will bring no beneficent rest, but only captivity and darkness. Such a night lies before you men, although you still move in the light of the day, although you are still free in your thinking and acting. But the night robs you of this freedom, and it also robs you of the light. And also the little, what you can now still recognize in the light of the day, that will sink into the dark night, and you will know nothing any more and must again languish endless long time in the lack of light, until light once again appears to you. Once light itself came to earth - for already once this spiritual darkness was spread over earth - then the love of God had mercy and let his light radiate to earth. Eternal light itself descended to earth, to help men out of darkness, to level the way for them, which leads to light and splendour. And this light can also still today be shining in all its power, when the will is just there to flee from darkness, when just every ray of eternal light is caught - when men themselves ask for light and with this request turn to him, who himself has descended to earth for all men of the present, the past and the future. He has kindled such a bright light, when he descended to earth, that there is truly no need for darkness to exist any more, when men hurry towards the ray of light voluntarily, when they themselves would like to get out of the night. But mankind feels happy in this darkness, for it treats with hostility everyone, who approaches them as light bearer. The time has passed, where the light from above enlightened the way. Earth is again shaded by darkness, and only few go away from there, where it is night - only few strive for the light, which still radiates from above. And for that reason the endless long night is to be expected, because he is not remembered, who once brought light into the world - Jesus Christ - who held eternal light in him in all fulness. He alone is him, who can also still today bring rescue, where such is requested. He alone it is, who can turn night away and bring light to those, who call upon him. But who goes past him, he goes irrevocably towards that night, from where there is no escape any more. But who follows him, who lets him light the way for him, he does not need to fear the night. He will experience a morning full of light, and it will no longer become dark around him for ever. For who takes refuge with the eternal light itself, he will also be constantly radiated through by him, and the light has not come to earth in vain for him; he has accepted it; he has given himself voluntarily into its shine - everything dark, captivating has fallen off from him; he will enter the kingdom of light, when the shadows of the eternally long night come down over all men on earth, who pay no attention to the divine love light from above - who do not believe in it - that eternal light itself came to earth, to free men from the night of death - who do not believe in a mission work of Jesus Christ, wo wanted to rescue men from sin and death.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6142.
Book 66 6143
Call to Jesus Christ is rescue. God's word.
23. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6143.
No other help can be sent to you from above than my word, which warns and admonishes you and refers you to the right way and to him, from whom salvation starts, who wants to make you free from trouble and suffering, but needs your will for it. I can always only call you, that you come to me, to Jesus Christ, to your saviour and rescuer from every trouble. I will always listen to your call, so you pray to me in Jesus Christ, for my promise runs: Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. And for that reason I send my word to you, so that you come to cognition through the word, so that it may become easy for you, to believe in me as the redeemer of the world, who has embodied himself in Jesus Christ, to be able to get into visible contact with you, to accomplish for you the work of redemption on earth. I cannot help you otherwise than through my word - and the voluntary connection with me you establish, when you receive or listen to my word, and then I can help you also in earthly trouble – as I have promised you. But so long men stand completely away from me, so long they do not believe and only have earthly interests, so long I also cannot approach them in the word, and so long I must also refuse my help for them, because they do not request such from me. And for that reason much trouble and misery is on earth, for it obviously has an effect, that the world is ruled by the opponent. It is apparent, that men can no longer be brought to thought otherwise than through trouble, and therefore they cannot be spared it so long, until they get into contact with me, until they accept my word and by this means gain cognition, why they must suffer on earth. I always can and want to help, but you must ask me for it and prove to me through your call to me, that you believe in me and acknowledge me as your Lord. Then I am also always prepared to help; then the earthly and spiritual trouble will be removed, for latter is cause of the earthly trouble, which you feel painfully, whereas you cannot gauge the spiritual trouble, in which mankind is in the last time before the end. For that reason do not be surprised, when you must still bear much suffering – do not be surprised, but seek to remove it, by you joining me intimately and request power and help in Jesus' name, which will then also be sent to you, as I have promised you.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6143.
Book 66 6144
Peace to men, who are of good will.
Christmas Eve 24. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6144.
Peace to men on earth, who are of good will. Remember that night, where the divine redeemer came to the world - remember his birth and also his death, his work of redemption, for the sake of which he descended to earth. Remember his extremely great love, which caused him to assume flesh and to then sacrifice himself on the cross, to bring redemption to you men from their slavery. He wanted to bring peace to you, the salvation of your soul. He wanted to save you from eternal death; he wanted to bring life to you. He wanted to let his creatures become children and to fetch them back into the father house. His extreme great love made him to descend to earth, to do rescue work in the midst of men, to gather his little sheep around to him, to rescue the lost from the claws of the wolf, which had broken into his herd, because no-one could stop him. All men were under the control of him, who was his enemy and for that reason the rescuer descended from above to snatch them from his power. But he must bring a sacrifice to the opponent for it, for he did not release his captivated, for he was entitled to them, because they had followed him voluntarily into the depth and like him had become sinful. They would now have to pay their ransom money themselves and were too weak to do it. But they would also have to do the atonement to God themselves for the immense sin of their former rebellion against God. Never ever this would have been possible for them, and therefore they had become slaves to the opponent of God for ever, when help was not brought to them - when God himself would not have taken pity on them. And he atoned for you the sin; he paid the ransom money for you. He died on the cross for your sins. He himself redeemed you men from sin and death. Only love could redeem you men, and for that reason eternal love embodied itself in a man, in a little child, which came sinless and pure to the world, and also remained sinless and pure, so long it stayed as man in the midst of men. The man Jesus took divine love up in himself, and this extreme great love for fellowmen let him accomplish a work of mercy, as it had taken place only one time in the world. He suffered and died the death on the cross, because love made him bringing the atonement sacrifice to God. He took all sins of mankind upon himself and did satisfaction for it. Love endured everything to redeem men. When the saviour came to the world, a great work of mercy was started. A ray of light fell to earth; it shone brightly into the hearts of those few, who languished in their trouble and called to God for help. The Jesus child radiated light, and some few recognized it as the Messiahs, who was announced to the world through seers and prophets. And they brought their tribute to the little child. They praised and glorified God, who took pity on them, and they found peace in their hearts. But they were only few, and also today they are only few, who remember him in the heart in love and gratitude, who sacrificed himself for sinful mankind. But also only these will find peace, also only these can be redeemed, who believe in Jesus Christ as God's son and redeemer and let the light radiate into their heart - who full of humility bend the knee before their saviour, who came to the world in the little child Jesus, to redeem men.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6144.
Book 66 6145
Jesus heard God's word. Mediator between God and men.
25. Dezember 1954. B.D. NR. 6145.
When the man Jesus walked on earth, a connection was established between earth and the spiritual kingdom - God himself could again speak to men through the mouth of the man Jesus. His word could sound again, what was impossible before through the far distance, which existed between men and God. To hear his word directly is only possible, when the soul of man has fashioned itself so, that it is able to hear the voice of the divine spirit in itself; and the fashioning of the soul into this state happens through love work. The man Jesus was love himself. All his thinking and striving only went there, to do good to his fellowmen, to help them in all troubles of the body and of the soul. His soul was light and pure and his walk on earth a walk in love. All preconditions existed, which gave the divine spirit the possibility, to express itself, for the soul of the man Jesus heard these expressions clearly and distinctly and therefore could impart the word of God to men. God himself could speak to men, through him; the connection from God to men was again established - Jesus was the mediator between God and men. And Jesus now taught men, to strive for the same, which he himself had reached. He taught them, to practise love, to now get ready to be a vessel of the divine spirit, into which now the power of the spirit could pour itself, for every man should and could hear the voice of God in himself, and the way was shown to him by the man Jesus, who also had to reach that degree of love as man, which secured him the presence of God, so that he could hear him himself in himself. God certainly speaks to each one man, but never, when the conditions are not fulfilled before - a heart purified through love, which can now receive God himself in it, who then also proves his presence through his address. The man Jesus possessed an extreme high degree of maturity of the soul, because love filled him completely. Therefore God himself could also fill him completely, and God now spoke out of the man Jesus, no longer the man Jesus himself. He did by himself, what led to the joining together with God. But he instructed his fellowmen; he also wanted to help them to that success, which his love had brought in for him, and for that reason he first of all taught love - and again and again only love. Wisdom emerged from his great love, for the spirit of God taught men through Jesus. The light of cognition radiated from the fire of his love. Jesus knew, that men were also radiated through by the light of cognition, so they first of all just gave full expression to love - why all deeper knowledge was not taught to men, because it was only the result of a love life, without which it remains for men without all use for the soul. Love alone is the connection from men to God; love alone has the effect, that God takes residence in man, and love alone causes him, to express himself. And therefore man, who lives in love, will hear the word of God in himself; he will be introduced to deepest knowledge; he will be able to say being taught by God; he hears his word, and he has consequently connected himself with him through love. The man Jesus proved to men, that it is possible, to reach this degree, and therefore he showed them the way, which led from the depth again to the height - to the father. He taught love, and he lived love and in the end crowned his way of life with his death on the cross, to take all weaknesses from men, which were their share through the former sin - so that men now also had themselves the power to go the way, so that now the spirit of God could pour into all, who are willing, to follow him - who lead a life in unselfish neighbourly love, as he has set it as an example on earth.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6145.
Book 66 6146
Will determines the measure of favour.
27. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6146.
The measure of favour is not determining for the maturing of the soul, but your will to utilize the favours. For no matter how amply favours flow towards you, if you are not willing to accept and utilize them, so they are completely ineffective, and your soul does not profit from it in the slightest. Therefore the will determines the degree of maturity of your soul. As you want it, so is the lot of the soul after your death. And your will is again influenced from two sides - the light world and also the dark world seeks to win your will for it, and each one keeps that before your eyes, what it can offer you - light and happiness in the spiritual kingdom and also earthly goods, which are mortal and as a result mean a dark sphere for the soul. And so you would seriously think about that, what you can achieve, you would also be more careful, before you would decide. Everything what points you upwards, is favour - everything, what is advantageous for your soul, is favour - but you determine, whether favour becomes effective in you. Again and again the opportunity is offered to you men, to walk on the way upwards, and all these opportunities are favours, which God's great love gives you. And every time you can achieve a spiritual advantage, so you let yourselves be seized by the favour, when you no longer resist at all - then your soul will always demand that, what helps it to maturity, and God's favour will always flow more amply towards it. But differently with the unwilling souls, which certainly need much help, but remain unimpressed by the divine gifts of favour, which reject every help - which always keep their eyes directed towards the world, pursue all blinding lights attentively there and do not feel the beneficent gentle light of divine favour. The same measure of favour is sent to them as to the former, but they do not use it - they leave it standing unnoticed, and their soul remains in darkness; no power is supplied to it, but which every soul is allowed to receive amply, when the will of man allows this. For that reason the one can easily reach perfection, while the other remains deep down - although favours were amply at the disposal of both. They were used by the one, but left unnoticed by the other, and the soul also matures accordingly, or it remains in the old state, in darkness. The will cannot be forced as far as God is concerned and consequently also not by the powers full of light, who look after men on earth - but nevertheless in their love they try everything to change the will, that it may turn to God, that man may give up the resistance against God and now gratefully receives from his hand, what brings about blessings to him. The will just needs to be good, then the ascent development is secured, then man is surrounded by so many good powers, who seek to transmit their will to him, which is completely meant for God, and then man will accept every favour offered to him and utilize it according to the divine will, and his soul will ascend and reach perfection.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6146.
Book 66 6147
Unusual trouble - unusual Help.
28. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6147.
An unusual trouble requires unusual help. That is why in the last times still much will happen, which strikes as strange and which will be recognized as spiritual work by those, who know about the closeness of the end and therefore also pay attention to all signs, which announce the end to them. Men will still experience much, which they cannot explain to themselves scientifically, however find the explanation immediately, when they look at everything for the purpose of spiritual development, when they consider both the spiritual low of men as well as the approaching near end. Then it is understandable to them that the love of God still tries everything to wake up men, to perplex them, so that they become aware of their responsibility. Success will also be seen by only few, but God loves every single soul, and he tries everything to still win it for him. But whether God also works obviously, whether he also tries to recall himself to men's mind by unusual phenomena - it is difficult to make an impression on them, because they have an explanation for everything, although these also differ widely from the truth. And what still moves them today, has already lost all appeal, all interest tomorrow. The hearts of men have become insensitive, and only earthly advantage or failure still can stimulate them to think and act, but all spiritual is fantasy to them, unworthy of a thinking rational type of man. And so complete unnatural things could happen in the universe - the most visible signs could be given to them from above - they would just take note of everything, smile about it or try to explain it earthly-naturally, but otherwise they would let it make little impression on them. And also these rescue attempts will be in vain, the results very little, and still everything will still be done, and when it would be possible for only one soul to escape the eternal ruin in this way and still find back to God before the end.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6147.
Book 66 6148
Further development on the new earth.
29. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6148.
All spiritual capable of development will continue its course of development, also when the end of this earth has come, when a complete reshaping of it has happened - while the spiritual, which has proved to be incapable of covering the last level of development, will again be transferred back and has to go the course of development once again according to divine law, which transfers all spiritual into that stage, which corresponds to its degree of maturity. And so one development epoch has well ended, but the cycle of development has not been interrupted. The spiritual, which is still in bound will, continually rises up, and also man can rise upwards in free will and free himself of form. But he also can sink by virtue of his free will, and he then has to get up again from below. The redemption of the fallen experiences no interruption, even if the earth is before a spiritual and also earthly turning point. Only divine order is restored, which has been considerably disturbed by the free will of men. Everything is only transferred there, where it belongs according to its maturity. So the spiritual, which is still bound in form in the different works of creation, experiences also a change of its stay, and that also causes a dissolving of the visible works of creation and a letting come into existence of a new earth. This is not plausible to men, and it will still happen according to divine conclusion, which always only aims at the upward development of the spiritual, which is to reach out of the deep up to God. If the spiritual would live in the stage of free will - as man - totally in God's order, then a complete reshaping of earth would never be necessary, because then the process of upward development would take place as planned and a redemption of all spiritual could happen very fast. But the free will of man so often acts against divine order, that through it the whole previous course of development is endangered and again and again a violent intervention of God is needed to put again right, what got out of order. And this always means the end of a redemption period and the beginning of a new one; it always means a reshaping of the earth, therefore also a passing of all works of creation and arising of complete new creations. It means a becoming free of the spiritual, which is bound in hard matter, and a renewed binding in considerably loosened forms, which now also start the upward development of this spiritual, which is already kept imprisoned for eternal times - which is gratefully felt by this spiritual as relief. Such a reshaping of the surface of the earth means an improvement for all spiritual, but not for the spiritual which is embodied in man, which failed, by misusing its freedom of will and strove all the time down instead of up during its life on earth. This spiritual will be transferred there after which it craved - it becomes hard matter - it will be tied up by this, which all its striving and desire was meant for. It is a fair compensation for the tremendous favour of freedom in the embodiment as man - but which man ignored, which he used in a wrong sense - that he more and more went away from God for the sake of matter, which now becomes his wages. And that you men are standing before the end of a redemption epoch, you will again and again be urgently reproached with. In all love God keeps you supplied with information about all connections, about cause and effect, about the consequences of a right and also of a wrong walk on earth. He keeps you supplied with information by his word, and with a good will you also can believe it. But he cannot force you to accept his word as truth. The freedom of your will alone determines your belief, it determines your thinking, wanting and acting - but therefore also your fate after every reshaping - which certainly can be wonderful in paradise on the new earth, but can also earn you unspeakable agonies, when you are banished anew in matter - in accordance with your will and your love.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6148.
Book 66 6149
Patiently bearing the cross.
30. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6149.
That cross is imposed on each one man, which helps him to the maturing of his soul. But I truly do not want it, that it presses you all to heavily, but the burden is according to your free will. You yourselves can make it heavier or lighter for yourselves, as soon as you enter into my will or oppose it. As soon as you patiently carry your cross, you will think its load always presses you less; but if you rise up against it, it will press you the heavier. A walk of the cross on earth is necessary for your soul so long, until its love will let it feel no suffering any more - until it is also grateful for the little cross, which to bear I have imposed on it and which it also recognizes as my consignment, why it bears it patiently and uncomplainingly. Do not forget, that I know about everything, what oppresses you, and that I also know, what is suitable for you for the maturing of your soul. And devotedly take upon yourselves, what still comes over you and for that reason must come over you, because the end is coming, because only a short time remains for your soul for your perfection. Devotedly bear your cross, for it is a safe way upwards, and you yourselves can decrease your burden for yourselves, when you entrust yourselves to the cross bearer Jesus in intimate prayer and ask him for assistance. What I let come over you, is not so heavy, that you collapse under it. For I impose on no-one more, than he can bear, but if he wants to bear it, that decides, how heavy his cross presses him. The end is near, and that means, that each one man's life will be ended, so the last day has come. But many still stand very far back in their soul maturity, and still they can also still reach perfection in a short time, when they are just serious about it. Their souls can still be purified through suffering and trouble, and this possibility is given to all, where just a little prospect exists, that it brings in success. And I take their fate into my hand, and I lead them to the aim through suffering and sorrow, as soon as they just let themselves be led - as soon as they do not resist, therefore rebel against their fate and just remove themselves further from me. Bear your cross in patience you all, for it is just a means, which my love applies to help you, to protect you from death, to be able to give you life. Accept gratefully everything coming out of my hand, for nothing happens without my will, without my permission, and everything, what comes over you, is to just lead you to him, who can also help you. Everything is to lead you to me, I who am your father from eternity and as father will also help my children in every trouble.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6149.
Book 66 6150
Law from eternity: Love. Divine order.
31. December 1954. B.D. NR. 6150.
An eternal law exists, to which you all must submit, if you want to be happy. You indeed can deviate; you can also offend against the law, but then you also give up your happiness, then you get into a state, where all harmony is abolished - where you are unhappy. But the law of eternity says: Love. And now you also know, when you offend against the law - when you sin against love. Where love is, is order, harmony and perfection - and for that reason also happiness. If love is disregarded, then also everything else is destroyed; out of lack of love other unlawful qualities occur, which all just contribute to create a miserable state and to give birth to evil, which constantly increases and therefore excludes all harmony, which is condition to happiness. A life against the law of divine order, a life against love, will have the effect of a chaotic state, because it never has building up, but always destructive results - until in the end this state has reached a degree, where these destructive effects become apparent - where for that reason a violent leading back to the divine order takes place, otherwise a chaos, not to be ignored, would let a life of men on earth become impossible and consequently also the main purpose of creation – the maturing of the spiritual in it - could no longer be fulfilled. But God directs everything right. He again establishes order, as soon as the time has come, since the boundaries are exceeded, since mankind lacks love and it has therefore completely stepped out of the divine order. But such an establishing of the divine order is extremely sorrowful; it requires a hard hand, which directs right, what had been twisted - which straightens out, what was crooked. And the victims will be those men, who rebel in resistance, who prove through their lack of love as completely stepped out of order. These must go through a fire of purification, which can still break their resistance, before the act judgement takes place - or else they are forced to the observing of the eternal order through tying up, which they no longer can oppose. Order must again be established for the sake of the redemption of the spiritual. Love must again prevail on earth; harmony and happiness must again be guaranteed to the inhabitants of earth, who submit to the eternal law, who therefore live in love and in intimate relationship with God, who is eternal love himself. Only the fulfilment of his law frees the spiritual from its fetter - but which closes itself anew around the spiritual, which offends against the law of love in a measure, as it is apparent before the end of a redemption period - that spiritually and earthy one can only speak of a chaos, which once triggers complete destruction. Once the divine order is again established, so that the good can reach happiness and evil is banished. For God is the Lord over heaven and earth, and everything must bow to him, what has emerged out of him - his will must be fulfilled, and his will is love.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6150.
Book 66 6151
God's work on men.
New Year's Day 1. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6151.
That is my perpetual work on you, that you are admonished and warned through my word, which I supply to each one, who does not turn away from me. If I want to win you for me, so I must approach you; I must entice you; I must prove my love for you, to win your love. And for that reason I must address you - otherwise you do not know about my love and care for you. I must prove myself to you as father, who has the interests of the well-being of his children at heart and who for that reason constantly watches over them. And as father I must also warn you of the danger and admonish you, to always go by my side and to cover the earth way in my company. Everything, what you are to do or not to do, you must find out from me, so that you are happy. And for that reason, I address you. You must receive my word, no matter in which way and at which place. You must let me speak to you, what for the time being depends on your will, to open your ear to hear me. Every man, who in the desire to hear me myself, reads or listens to my word, he is also addressed by me, and he will always experience blessings, because my address never remains ineffective on his soul. But this requires first of all the desire for my word. Who hears it indifferently or uncaringly, he will never be touched inwardly, but only words go unheard at his ear, and he then also feels no power. Want, that I speak to you, and the blessing will be great. For I will now also tell you, what your task is on earth; I will present my commands of love to you. And if you obey these commands, so you are rescued for time and eternity. I only demand that one thing from you, that you love me more than anything and your neighbour as thyself - but the fulfilling of these commands secures you eternal life in happiness. But I must also draw your attention to the dangers, which threaten you in earth life - to the results, which a way of life results in, which is led against my love command. For that reason, I must warn and admonish you; for that reason, I must address you and have a serious talk with you. But as soon as you just willingly listen to me, without inner reluctance, you already turn the back on the danger. You proceed into my protection, and you now let yourselves be led by my loving father hand. But who closes his ear to me, he is in great danger; he rejects my company and joins another, who leads him to an aim, which is truly not desirable. But I also address him, even so in another language, because he closes his mind to my spoken word. I nevertheless draw his attention to him, whose power is great and whom nobody can resist, when he wants to assert his power. Also those are referred to him, who is Lord over heaven and earth, and no matter whether they would also like to shake off such references. They will have to take responsibility; they will have to bear the results of their acting and thinking, when the day of judgement has come. But my word will sound until the end; until the end I will speak to men to still rescue all, who listen to me and take to heart my warning and admonishing call. And they will truly not regret it; they will recognize the voice of the father, whom they now follow willingly, because they also feel the love of the father, which is meant for his children always and for ever.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6151.
Book 66 6152
2. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6152.
So receive the bread of heaven and refresh yourselves with it. You will always be fed by me; you can always receive from me, what you need for the maturing of your soul - food and drink is always offered to you, so you desire it. Who comes to me to take communion with me, he will be filled at my table; in fulness it will be administered to him, what he needs; he will never need to suffer lack, for my table is sumptuously laid for all, and I turn away no-one, for you all need strengthening for your soul; you all can only then give life to your soul, when you supply food and drink to it, which you receive amply from me. But no-one will come to me, to take the banquet with me, wo does not feel love for me, for only that soul hungers for the bread of heaven, which has fashioned itself to love. And only love drives it there, where it gets fulfilment - to me, at my gift table, where it can receive the proofs of my love, where it delightedly receives my word, which is refreshment for it and gives power and let its love always get deeper. Who does not love me, he is also not drawn to me, and my gifts also do not entice him, for he seeks somewhere else fulfilment of his desires. He only seeks that, what creates pleasure to his body, but he does not remember his soul. Without love there is no connection between man and me, without love no communion can therefore take place. Do you grasp that? A joining together only love establishes - nothing else. And a man having become love also hears my word - he receives the gifts of my love; to him alone I can serve the bread of heaven; him alone I can feed and water with my flesh and my blood - with bread and wine, which secures life to his soul. How could a man withdraw power from my word, who is completely without love - therefore stands in far distance from me. How could he receive from my hand, what makes him happy, when he does not come to me - when he himself erects a gulf between us through his lack of love, which is unbridgeable without love? He must come to my table, into my house, where I as host hand out my gifts. But the way to me is always only the way of love. He must have the desire for me myself, and I will come to meet him, to accompany him to my table. And then he will be able to receive unlimitedly, so that he can continue his earth walk strengthened and refreshed, so that he may reach his aim. I will serve him bread and wine, which alone are his soul's food. I will supply my word to him, which is blessed with my power; I will speak to him and give him truth; I will give that to him, what alone leads to the aim, what secures his soul eternal life - bread and wine - my flesh and my blood - my word, which I myself have blessed with my power.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6152.
Book 66 6153
Complete enlightenment only from God.
3. January 1954. B.D. NR. 6153.
An enormous area is made accessible to you, and so you will be able through the favour of God to give enlightenment, wherever it is requested, for except knowledge, also the gift is given to you, to understand and to be able to explain comprehensibly everything yourselves. You will be able to immediately recognize, where men move in erroneous thinking, but as you yourselves can also grasp the connections and for that reason refute erroneous opinions. An extensive knowledge is sent to you and at the same time the faculty of perception, so that you yourselves can also utilize the knowledge, as soon as this is possible. What man laboriously acquired through long study, is sent to you without such, but far more exact and more informative, so that all gaps can be closed, which up to now made it possible, that they were filled through errors and by that means became a danger for the truth of that, what was presented to men as spiritual material. For God himself teaches you, and truly so, that it becomes light in you. The intellectual people will certainly always oppose the knowledge imparted through God to theirs, because they do not think a direct work of God is possible and want to accept nothing except their self-acquired knowledge. But they or their knowledge would not be able to withstand a serious examination. A serious examination would convince them, that your knowledge cannot simple be rejected, because it holds deep truths, because they could not close their minds to the logical conclusions, which show a giver, who knows about everything and for that reason can also give complete enlightenment. But only few make the serious attempt; there are only few prepared to a serious examination, and mostly the spiritual material, which alone has value, because is was imparted by God himself, is rejected as implausible, because men assess their intellectual thinking and its results higher, often too high, to now still weigh all results soberly against each other. Much light could light the way for them, but they prefer to continue to grope in twilight or darkness. But you, you who were allowed to experience God's love and favour, because you were willing to listen to him, you truly possess great knowledge, and you will also be able to still utilize it, when it is about disputed questions, which your opponents will put to prove the unfoundedness of all faith in God, as well as also the implausibility of church teachings, which often give them a target, because they are no longer pure truth. Then you will have to intervene and will also be able to do it, for they will not be able to astonish you, because you are knowing and because you can refute every objection with pure truth - indeed not winning your opponents by this means, however, many doubters will get light through you, who take heart from your teachings and are also completely convinced of their truth. The time is coming, where the extensive knowledge will bring blessings; the time is coming, where you are allowed to announce the work of God in respect to you. The time is coming, where truth will pave the way, where a way full of light is still shown to many men, which they now go readily, because they recognize it as the way of truth, which will lead them to the right aim.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6153.
Book 66 6154
4. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6154.
Humility is the safest way to reach God, arrogance on the other hand the way, which leads away from him. For arrogance is share of him, who has once fallen, who wanted to rule and no longer acknowledged God, who rose up over him and by this means fell into the deepest depth. But humility acknowledges God and bows under him - it strives towards him and does not feel worthy to be near him. And for that reason a humble man finds the pleasure of God; he himself bows down to him and raises him; he gives him favours after favours and helps him continually up. And so you men will now also understand, that an arrogant man can never reach the father, because he himself erects a barrier between himself and God. He himself indeed believes not standing at the bottom; he is convinced of his value, that can he neither ask nor thank, to both God as also men - he feels above and for that reason comes away empty-handed, for he does not ask for favour and also does not utilize it, so it is offered to him. For he believes not needing it. And in his arrogance, he will for that reason also receive no favours. The father likes a humble child; but a self-satisfied has no love for him and for that reason is also not entitled to expect the love of the father, which is expressed in the gift of favour. But how rich is a humble man, towards whom God himself leans in his love and gives him everything, what he needs. In humility lies the acknowledgment of God as creator and father from eternity. In humility also lies the confession of the former sin. A humble child feels endlessly far away from God, and it recognizes as it were its imperfect state, its unworthiness, to enjoy the nearness of the father. But a man, who recognizes his guilt, his imperfection, seeks help and forgiveness. He will never believe with an arrogant spirit to be right or to walk right on earth - he will always recognize his own insufficiency and for that reason stretch up the hands to the father, that the father may accept his child and take pity on it. It therefore acknowledges God as its father from eternity; it inwardly turns away from him, who had pulled it with down into the depth. It wants again up, and it will also reach its aim, for a humble man receives favour richly, which gives him power of the way up - to God, from whom it once took its start, but failed to recognize him and for that reason has sinned against God. A humble man will receive favours without measure; but to an arrogant man the favours must remain refused so long, until he gives up his arrogance, until also he humbly bows in the cognition of his weakness and imperfection. Only the way of humility leads to God. Only the humble finds favour with him, for he is close to the heart of the father, and he completely professes inwardly his faith in him.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6154.
Book 66 6155
There is no eternal damnation.
5. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6155.
There is no eternal separation from God; there is no eternal damnation, no eternal death. For the infinite love of God eliminates such, which looks after each one being, which takes pity on each one being, and no matter how deep it has sunk, and which will also never leave that for ever to his opponent, what has emerged from eternal love. But there is a separation from God throughout infinitely long periods, but which is never God's will, but the will of the being itself - therefore one can also speak of no damnation through God. When the being is so infinitely far away from God, then it is its own fault, its most own will, and it can decrease this separation at any time; it can return to God at any time, because God grants it every help, as soon as the being itself is of the will to return to God. Therefore, the being itself creates the unhappy state, and the unhappy state exists in that respect, that the being lacks light and power, the further it goes away from God, because it rejects the love of God, which means light and power for the being. But God's love makes persistently an effort to call the being again back to life, which is dead through powerlessness - the love of God is always prepared to radiate power and light onto the being, but always taking his eternal order, the law, into account, which is based on his perfection. And for that reason the distance from God can be endlessly long for a being - the idea "eternity" it therefore not completely unjustified, only a state, which never ends, is not to be understood by that. But for the being, which has separated itself from God, the possibility always exists, to make an end to its unhappy state, for it is never left to its own devices, but is always pursued by God with his love. Rescue possibilities are always offered to it, and it is always left to its free will, to utilize them. For God's love is unlimited; it is not unforgiving; it is always prepared to help, to rescue, to make happy and to bless, for they are always his creatures, which his love power once called into life - and which he will never ever give up, and no matter whether eternal times pass. But it is impossible to give a life full of light and power back to a being, which itself closes its mind to the original source of light and power. Fee will is the mark of all divine, and to eliminate free will means the de-divining of the being - to leave it imperfect for ever and for that reason also unhappy for ever - but an unhappiness, which would be God's will. But God wants to obtain eternal happiness for his creatures, and for that reason he leaves free will to them, according to which the being now can determine itself, whether and how long it keeps itself away from God or longs for God's love and presence. But no being will be turned out of the face of God for ever, for his love is so strong, that it returns everything again to himself, what once took its start from him.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6155.
Book 66 6156
"Thou shalt not kill."
6. January 1955 B.D. NR. 6156.
Who are clever in the world, are not always so, when it is the time, to instruct other men in the divine-spiritual. There is a difference, how world-men judge and how God judges, and mostly worldly cleverness will judge so, as it is of use for world-men. But whether this is also according to divine will, that they do not consider. It can never be in the will of God, that the powerful rises over the powerless, that it oppresses the weak and robs it of its freedom. God has created all men with the same rights and never ever given the strong the right, to abuse his strength in such a way, that he subjugates the weak. But the will of men is free, and the effect of a bad will God can and will again so direct, that it brings about blessing to the affected - so that therefore in the end also detestable acts can have an educational effect and promote a maturing of the soul - but as they can also produce negative success, when the will of the affected weak men is likewise bad. Thou shalt not kill. This command was given to you, and you are to observe it any time. But each one man also has the duty - to follow this same command - to protect life - therefore also the right, to defend himself or the life of others, because there will always be men, who sin against God's commands, who abuse their strength, who do not keep human rights and obviously comply with the wishes of him, who himself stands facing God as enemy. It is not God's will, that it is repaid eye for eye, tooth for tooth, that man might retort bad with bad. For all hate is to be combated, and man is to also forgive the enemy, when he himself requests forgiveness from God. But the life of man is also a gift of God, which is to be defended by everyone, who is able to do it, because life is given to him to the maturing of the soul and for that reason it is not allowed to be given up carelessly. He is allowed to protect his own life - he is therefore not called to account in the case of self-defence - but he is called to account, when he does not protect the life of others, which he could protect. For then he is responsible for their death in exactly the same way, as if he himself had killed him, for the command "Thou shalt not kill" also includes the care for the life of the neighbour; it is simply a command of neighbourly love, which must be fulfilled - always provided that man is enabled to protect the life of the neighbour. But in the world the terms have become confused. Hunger for power, political interests, hostilities and lack of love have created laws, which reverse the divine order. Divine commands remain unnoticed; false concepts of honour have been bred into man; everything is outside of the divine order, and the mutual thought of extermination or weakening is found everywhere, but hides under the cloak of justice. Laws enacted by men force to disregard of the divine command - and the life of the neighbour is holy for no man. They submit to unjustified demands, partly forced, partly voluntarily; they treat both their own life carelessly and also the life of the neighbour - they bring themselves carelessly into danger and play with the life of others. They do not know the value of the life for the soul. And for that reason they are also prepared to crusade against fellowmen and for them it is all not just about the defence of human life, but also about the reaching of other aims, which are always earthly-materially and for that reason cannot be divinely wanted. The thought of a defence of valuable life is found with only very few - the thought of earthly advantages or favourable effects on the other hand predominant. And the command "Thou shalt not kill- " is rejected without hesitation or also only given for the purpose of the achieving of other aims. But this command remains as divine word: Thou shalt not kill. And who ends the life of another man in free will, without own or another's danger, he violates this command, and he will have to take responsibility for it. And God will judge according to law and justice.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6156.
Book 66 6157
Intercession for souls in darkness.
7. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6157.
I want to practise mercy in respect to all, who your love entrusts to me. It is a great trouble in the opposite kingdom, particularly for those souls, which have no advocate on earth, which are forgotten by men or have acquired so little love for themselves, that they are only remembered in displeasure. All these souls have a bitter lot; they are in agonizing darkness and completely without power, so that they cannot help themselves alone and have to rely on help. They harvest, what they have sowed, and their lot is not unjust, it is not undeserved, for such souls can expect nothing else, than what they have acquired for themselves in earth life, where they were completely without love. Nevertheless they are also to be helped, and the love they lack must be offered from another side - but which I also accept and enter in favour of such souls. What you give to such souls in respect to love, that is sent to them again as power, which they can now use according to their will. A soul, which receives power supply through your love, knows, however, also, for which purpose this is sent to it, and it is so grateful for the help, that it eagerly makes an effort to increase the power - that it now uses the power likewise for love work. It will never reject the love of a man, whereas it often resists the same efforts on the part of the light world, because it has no faith in that, what they tell it, for the light beings stand in the same state before them and are for that reason not listened to. But men on earth, particularly who were on close terms with them, achieve much more, for those unhappy souls look up to them, because they see the love power going out from them as ray, which is a favour for them. You men have great power over those souls in darkness, when you remember them in love - when you want to help them. For they feel that, and they have trust in you and also listen to you, so you reproach them or announce the Gospel to them. And no matter how stubborn a soul is, no matter how blind and ignorant it is - your love changes this state; it immediately understands you, when your thoughts are full of love, and then it also accepts. Without love there is now progress, both on earth as also in the spiritual kingdom - without love there is no redemption from the depth. And I give the great favour to the souls in darkness, that love, which is sent to them from earth, is recognizable as light - as light, which gives them hope and never radiates in vain. Remember those, whose trouble causes you to a cry for help to me, they are truly not forsaken, for what you give to me through your love for those souls, that I also pass on and also order my messengers in the spiritual kingdom to help in a particular way. And it will not be without success. From the part of men, the souls in the opposite kingdom are only little remembered. Faith in a continuation of life is not strongly represented, and for that reason for most men also the connections are abolished; the care about the spiritual wellbeing does not occupy them, and only few thoughts follow them. Also around men on earth it is dark, and the souls do not return there, where they find nothing, what does them good. Also remember those souls, which are without intercession; call them to you in the will, to help them; let your love also radiate into the depth, for one soul will always cling to this ray of light and ascend, and it will come to you, from where the light radiated to it. Give to it, by which it suffers lack - light and power. Make my word accessible to it, and you have already succeeded to bring rescue to it, because my word has this power, that it always desires to hear it and for that reason will always stay there, where food and drink is offered to it, which your love can make accessible to them. And those redeemed souls will thank you for ever.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6157.
Book 66 6158
Reshaping of nature only from the inside out.
8. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6158.
Nothing external promotes your thoughts and feelings, nothing formal helps your soul to maturity and leads it to perfection. Only from the inside out can the reshaping of your nature take place, why you men must often go into silence, to look at yourselves and to remove all that out of you, what disfigures you, what still exists in you as defects. From the outside your attention can certainly be drawn to this your work on the soul; you can be instructed, in which way you can do it, what you have to observe - what you must refrain from doing, because it is harmful and what you are to do to become perfect - but you must accomplish everything yourselves and only in that way, that you seclude yourselves from all externals, although you stand in the world and are forced to the performance of a duty. But this work on the soul is to be done at the same time, because it is completely independent of your earthly activity, for it concerns your inner nature, your faults and bad habits; it concerns the inner life of man, his thinking, wanting and acting, that - even so directed earthly - must radiate love, otherwise a reshaping is out of the question. Your work on the soul must therefore exist in that respect, to ennoble all your thinking and wanting and to turn to divine aims; you must always make an effort to lead a life in unselfishness, selflessness, gentleness and patience, peaceableness. You must develop all good qualities in you and suppress all bad thoughts and qualities from you. And all that requires the serious will to live right before God. It does not need to become obvious on the outside, i.e., a show is not to be made of it outwardly - but such life according to God's will will always radiate out onto fellowmen; it will stimulate to emulation and have a better effect than many speeches or formal customs, which still guarantee no inner change of convictions. Man can only change, when he seriously takes stock of himself, thinks about his defects and faults and plans to transform himself. And this inner change every man must do himself, if he wants to reach his aim to become perfect. Action must also follow the will, otherwise the will is not serious. And out of that you will again recognize, that the denomination is not decisive for the reaching of happiness, but always only the will of man himself, to kindle love in himself, which transforms him completely, which changes all bad qualities into good ones and which for that reason is the only means to perfection - but which can be practised by all men, no matter in which denomination they are. But all denominations teach love - for that reason they all can lead to perfection, but no denomination guarantees this perfection - only man himself can reach it through serious work on himself.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6158.
Book 66 6159
Direct revelation of God.
9. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6159.
I am only able to dictate my word into the pen of few, because only few have the will and the faith to be addressed by me. The ability, to hear me, certainly still many would have, because the conditions for it are only: love and desire for truth. But the most important is to believe, that I reveal myself directly, that I express myself through my spirit - and as result of such faith now the conscious listening inwards. But men lack this faith, and I cannot express myself audibly despite their unbelief. I must demand this faith; I must demand that man comes to me, speaks with me and expects my answer - because such is found in my eternal order. But why do men not believe, that I speak to them? That I prove to them my nearness, my presence, through the supply of my word? - This is a sign, that they still do not recognize me myself, as I want to be recognized - that they still seek me in the distance, that they think more of a God than of a father - that they are also not able to gauge my infinite love, which seeks connection with its creatures. It is a sign, that I have not been properly introduced to men, that they do not recognize my nature, which is pure love. So as on earth a man seeks the joining together with that, what he loves, so also I - as eternal love - demand the joining together with that, what has emerged out of my love. This awareness alone would already let men believe, that my presence now also proves itself - that I speak to him, who has intimately connected himself to me. Many men also do not deny an expression of my presence, but they only consider experiences, providences and helps in earthly trouble as sign of my presence. But they doubt a directly spoken word. And for that reason they can never hear my voice in them, because they do not expect it, because they do not listen inwardly - because they do not open themselves to my address. And this unbelief prevents me to obviously appear there, where love and desire for truth exist - where the possibility would be, to be able to express myself, and much blessing could grow out of it for mankind, which would believe those revelations more, than the revelations of such men, who unknown and completely away from church circles establish the connection with me in such intimacy and believe, that I speak to them - and through this faith therefore get ready as receiving station for my word, which always and for ever sounds as prove of love of the father for his children. They find little faith, and delicious words of life remain for that reason without power effect – delicious spiritual material remains unnoticed and could so spread much light in the darkness of the spirit of mankind. The most natural, that the father speaks with his children, men do not believe, and they doubt for that reason also my infinite love, which wants to reveal itself to my children - they do not recognize my nature, which is just love. But they have the audacity to doubt or reject the expressions of my love. And that also those men do, who themselves would be able to receive my word, but make it impossible through their unbelief. And for that reason only few sources are open, where the water of life – the pure Gospel can be drawn. But these few sources I also do not let run dry, and I will do everything to protect them. I will let the access to these sources be guarded through my angels. I will not tolerate, that the spring of life is buried through hostile effect. I myself will be guard over the garden, where the source of the living water has opened - and I will show all the access there, where they can refresh themselves on the way of their exhausting earth walk, where they can receive the delicious, as soon as they are just of good will and also want to receive out of my hand the gifts of love in the belief in my love. For men need my word, which is offered to them in all purity; they need it on the way upwards; they need power and light, which they can only withdraw from my word, which is blessed with my power.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6159.
Book 66 6160
To a real servant the judgement of the world is to be worthless.
10. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6160.
Pay no attention to the judgement of the world, do not seek its approval, but be always only intent on finding my approval for everything, what you think, speak or do. For the world will always want to influence you against my will; the world will always condemn, what pleases me - the distance from the world and the spiritual attitude. For that reason my real servant can only be that one, who sets no store by the judgement of the world, who only acknowledges me alone as his Lord and only seeks to fulfil my will. And he will also be able to successfully work for me and my kingdom, for there will always be men, who like him turn their back on the world and are open for spiritual speeches and who are only to be won by such messengers, who have withdrawn from the world, to serve me. Although you, my servants, still stand in the midst of the world, so still every desire for the goods of the world must have died in you, to be able to progress spiritually, to be able to unimpededly devote yourselves to the spiritual work. For what still belongs to the world gets lost to the spiritual kingdom. It is impossible to be able to pay tribute to both kingdoms at the same time; it is impossible to receive spiritual, when the hands are stretched out towards the world. They are two completely different kingdoms, which man's foot always then enters, when his thoughts seek it. For that reason, be on your guard to lose your thoughts to the world. And be on your guard still much more, setting great store on the judgement of the world, for it will always be disparaging also to the most valuable gift - because it is not recognized by those, who still belong to the world. You indeed must go through the world, but this can happen with the look turned upwards, so that your soul remains untouched by the enticements of the world. But in exactly the same way you can also direct your look on everything, what appears to you worldly enticing, then the world keeps you tied up and prevents your soul from the flight upwards, and then you are in danger striving for a wrong aim. Und even so world-men are dear to you, when you are bound to them by ties of love and friendship - do not let their judgement determine you, to deviate from the spiritual way. Know, that they just talk on instructions of him, who wants to wrest you from me, that they are unconsciously his servants, who work against me myself. Recognize their judgement as wrong, and just make an effort to also put them right, and when you do not succeed in this, to avoid them for the sake of you soul. Remain on the way, which you have gone, where your soul rose into spiritual spheres. Pursue this way further, for it alone leads you to the aim; it alone is the way to me - I who am not in the world, but in the spiritual kingdom, which can always only be taken possession of by giving up the world. Break away from the world, if you want to find entry into my kingdom.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6160.
Book 66 6161
Only God can give truth.
11. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6161.
You obviously recognize the influence of my opponent, who confuses the thinking of men, who teaches them to see darkness as light, who always just makes an effort to still deepen the darkness of night, who would like to refuse access to every ray of light and still finds support by men themselves, because they close their mind to the light, which my love nevertheless gives to them. Always more eagerly men make an effort to unravel the knot, and they tighten it always firmer - because all believe being able to do that themselves, but whereto my support is necessary. They believe being able to fathom truth by virtue of their intellect - and they always get further into error and lie. It is like a plan that can never work out, because the mistake at the beginning is not discovered, and this mistake is, that I am eliminated, where I alone am competent - that I am not asked about truth, I who am eternal truth myself after all. And this is just a proof, that men seek me in the distance, that they have not established the right relationship with me, that they do not come like the children to the father and desire from him, what they themselves are lacking. But they do not want to admit their lack - they believe to possess that, but what they lack - truth. And as long as everybody believes of himself to stand in truth, and nevertheless all think differently, there is only one way: to ask eternal truth itself, that it may give information, whether and whose thinking is right. And men do not go this way, otherwise it would be evident, that this "God" gives men, what they ask. And so the question now moves you men, what is truth - where do you find it - which school of thought may be the right one - then present all these questions to him after all, who alone can answer and also will answer them, so you believe in him as love, wisdom and omnipotence. And every doubt, every ignorance would be taken from you; brightly and shining the light would radiate for you, which now illuminates all your ways and no longer lets you go wrong. But my opponent talks you into believing, that you yourselves are able by virtue of your intellect, to fathom truth. And therefore you quarrel, because he wants it so, and you never reach truth, which is always and for ever my share, but everybody can receive from me, who comes to me in faith and who longs for truth in love and asks me for it. I will truly not release him with empty hands. I will inspire his thinking and give him enlightenment unlimitedly, for I want, that it may become light among men; I want, that truth may find spreading, that those become seeing, who are blind, and the light of the day may shine for those, who up to know walked in the night. For only truth leads to happiness; only truth leads to me, I who am eternal truth myself.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6161.
Book 66 6162
Excess of favours. Utilizing of the same.
12. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6162.
An excess of favour is at your disposal, because I would like to present you incessantly with light and with power. Your indifference to all spiritual does not let you automatically strive for light and power. For that reason I offer them to you and give you therefore undeservedly that, what you lack, and these are gifts of favour, which can be a great help for you for our perfection - when you just want to use them. For I cannot present you with light and power without your will, only always offering them to you, that you yourselves now get stimulated, to utilize them for you. Such an undeserved gift of favour is also my word, which is imparted to you men without your request – which can be for you a safe help upwards, when you let it have an effect on you and now live according to my will. You yourselves do nothing to it to establish the contact to me, to now be able to hear my word. You go your earth way completely indifferent - you yourselves do not long for my word. And nevertheless, I supply it to you; nevertheless, I pour out favours over you; I offer you something and want to move you to really assess it and exploit it yourselves for your souls. It is truly a gift from me, which you do not deserve, because you turn away from me and as it were have broken off all relations with me. But I am and remain connected to you and want to prove that to you through my word. I address you, although you do not long for my address - expecting, that one or the other nevertheless pays attention to my words and turns to me - that he learns to recognize me as the most loving being, which also wants to give its love to him. I distribute my gifts of favour to all – but only those will benefit from it, who gratefully receive my gifts of favour, who let themselves be enriched by my treasures, who do not close their hearts, when my word sounds. An immense wealth will flow towards him; they will receive light and power in excess; through my word they will get into contact with me myself, which they then fashion themselves so intimately, that they receive the giver of the word himself in their hearts. Then they have utilized the gifts of favour and are now on the way to perfection. They have offered themselves to me, and I now take possession of my property. In the last time before the end I amply pour out my favours. For I take pity on mankind, which is blind and powerless, and I would like to give to it, what it lacks – but I cannot force them to the acceptance of it - always only offer it to men. And blessed are, who do not reject my gifts of favour, for they will find the way to me - to eternal happiness.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6162.
Book 66 6163
Request for favour.
13. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6163.
Just always request my favour, and it will flow towards you unlimitedly. For favour is undeserved help, but which I grant to everybody, who desires it. You can consider yourselves blessed, you, you who stand in the gleam of light of my favour - you, you who seek its shine, for it will strengthen you exceptionally; it will touch you in a most effective way - because I only want, that you open yourselves, to now be able to shower you with presents. What you need, to progress upwards, that you receive, because I love you and want to help you, to again reach me. That you have once forfeited it yourselves - that you rejected my love, I do not take into account, when you just turn to me now and ask for my favours or receive them gratefully, so I give them to you. Only love can give favours - undeserved favours, which mean help for you. But even love must request from you, that you do not have a low opinion of it, that you want to utilize it - otherwise my favours can never ever have an effect on you, otherwise they bring you not one step forwards through your own fault. Let my favour be enough for you, and in future you will be allowed to receive boundlessly, because my favour alone can fashion you so, that you are allowed to receive the inconceivable in future in eternity. But who rejects my favours, he remains weak and unworthy to receive more, although he feels strong and exalted on earth. For his soul is powerless and lightless and therefore cannot reshape itself out of its own power; it needs my help for it, which is therefore given to it in the form of favours of all kind. And I truly take its weakness into account; I do not condemn it, but am always prepared to help. I do not take my eyes off you; I do not leave you to your own devices, but pursue all your thoughts, words and acts, to always give to you favour, when you urgently need it. And it could be easy for you, to reach upwards, when you just use all my gifts of favour right, when you, constantly asking and thanking, acknowledge him, who loves you and wants to win you for himself.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6163.
Book 66 6164
Only connection to God gives power in coming time.
14. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6164.
Always more closely you will have to join me, for always more powerfully will my might and my will express itself, the nearer it is to the end. The whole world is put in turmoil, even so everywhere through other events - and everything, what happens, could let men flee to me; they could fetch comfort and help from me and bear everything easier through the relationship with me or decrease all effects. But not all seek the connection with me, for faith in that power is lacking, which alone can help, and in that love, that wants to help. But who intimately joins me, to him I am protection and shelter in all trouble – and his fate lies in my hand. Who joins me intimately, he no longer needs to worry from that very hour, for I take over all care about him. And many will be forced towards me, because they get into great difficulties, partly through human-satanic influence, but partly also through accidents, through disasters of all kind, through experiences linked by fate, which put men in fear and let them find the way to me. But far more men remain unimpressed of all events and all trouble, which I let come over them only for the change of conviction of men. They just eagerly make an effort, to again compensate for occurred damages as fast as possible without consideration of my love command. At the expense of fellowmen, they again build up everything for themselves, what my will took from them, for they do not believe in me and in my power, and selflove fills their whole nature. These will never want to recognize the hand of a God in every experience, on the contrary, they will deny me; they will acknowledge no creative God, because the all too visible destructions of creations appear to be proof for it to them. They erect a great gulf. The distance from them to me is endless far; they are still in the kingdom of my opponent, who confuses all their senses and thoughts and does not let them come to the recognizing of truth. Only who connect themselves to me in the heart, they also recognize my plan of salvation from eternity, and to them everything is comprehensible, what comes over men in the last time. They keep to me, and they will truly not be forsaken by me; I will hear every call, which comes from an anxious heart, and I will hand out power, so that mine do not feel all too difficult, what must come over earth for the sake of fellowmen. And it will become visible in respect to them, what deep faith is able to do and what it brings about. Again and again they will find a way out, again and again possess the power to master everything. For I do not forsake them, as soon as they connect themselves intimately to me. And they will feel my presence and profess their faith in me before their fellowmen, when this confession is demanded from them.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6164.
Book 66 6165
Spreading of divine love teaching important.
15. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6165.
May all your care just be meant for the spreading of the Gospel, of the divine love teaching. It is about nothing else than about the change of men to love. And they only need to know about, that the commands to love God and the neighbour must be fulfilled, to reach the purpose of their earth life - an entering after death into the kingdom of light to eternal happiness. Men indeed do not believe in an after-life, nevertheless they should lead a life in love, because it would already bring a proof to them of that, what they cannot belief for that reason, because they lack love. Every man must admit, that his knowledge is inadequate, that he still stands before unsolved mysteries, what concerns meaning and purpose of his earth life as well as the creation. And the serious advice can therefore only be given to every man, to kindle love in him, because then it will also become in him light and bright, because then much becomes comprehensible to him, what is still incomprehensible to him without love. Every man should put it to the test - and he would not regret it in eternity, having followed the advice. For only through love he can achieve that, what will make him happy already on earth and in future in eternity. Love is the key to cognition; love is the key to the gate into the kingdom of light - love is everything, light, and power and happiness. For that reason only love is to always be preached, which the man Jesus made to the content of his teaching, when he walked on earth. He knew about the effect of a way of life in love; he knew about the trouble of men, who go along without love; he knew about the spiritual darkness, which could only be broken through through love work, because love itself is light, which also brightly illuminates the darkest night. For that reason he has held up a life in love as an example to men and called upon them to follow him; for that reason he sent his disciples out into the world with the task, to announce the Gospel. He always only preached love and so showed men the right way to truth and to life. Mankind is in darkest night; it lives in confused thinking, in error and consequently in spiritual death. It must always only be referred to it, that its earth life is pointless, when they live without love - and that they can achieve the highest, when they change - when they always only remember him, who announced the love teaching and has also given himself full expression to it. Darkness becomes always greater, the more the end approaches, because love cools always more among men. And for that reason everything is to be done, to bring men onto the right way, onto the way of love, which must be walked along to reach life. Men are to be stimulated to help, where such is necessary, to patience and mercy - they are to pay attention to the trouble of their neighbour and not pass by it; they are to perform love services to each other; they are to make an effort, to protect the neighbour from harm, and consider him as friend and brother, who is entitled to loving care. For all men are children of one father - and for the sake of this father they are to also love each other and so fulfil the purpose of their earth life, to change their nature, to change selflove to neighbourly love and get that maturity for their soul, which is necessary for a life in light, for a happy life in eternity.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6165.
Book 66 6166
Freedom of will. Divine order. Mandatory state.
16. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6166.
In an eternal long development time your soul reached the degree of maturity, that it was allowed to embody itself as man, that it now, as your actual self, is also aware of itself and can now cover its earth life in free will - indeed with a task, but not forced to fulfil this task. You men must know, what free will means for each one being - you must know, that it must remain left to you, because it is the mark of divine creatures. Indeed, in your predevelopment time this free will was bound, but only for that reason, because you yourselves have given up your divinity, because in free will you have striven away from me, your God and father from eternity - and that you yourselves have in this way de-divined yourselves. And for that reason I bound your will, to make a leading back to me possible. I just did a help for you through the binding of your will, so that you could again use the freedom of will in the divine order, what before, in the development state, was not possible. Your will once went a wrong way. I again directed it again according to my will. In the mandatory state the entity went the way of my eternal order. But it was not to remain for ever without free will, because it was to again become a divine being, as it once was, whereto also the free will belongs irrefutably. Your existence as man has now been given to the being for the testing of its will - the former sin of the abuse of its free will must be recognized in free will, and through right use of the will the becoming divine must again be reached. The being must voluntarily strive upwards, as it once voluntarily defected. The free will is therefore the explanation for much, what seems incomprehensible to you men. Indeed, I can always help you and also do it in every way - but you yourselves must bring about the transformation of your nature to divine creatures, otherwise that degree could never be achieved, which is condition for the becoming divine. But I want to win children; I want to equip no will-less creatures with abilities, which they must use according to my will. My aim is to have children around me, who can create and work completely free, whose will agrees completely with mine, but nevertheless is free. My aim are happy creatures, full of light and power, who in free will strive for and reach their happiness, their light and their power and who must, for this purpose, walk through earth life as man, to pass their test of will in it - whom I now certainly constantly support, but will never influence them under compulsion, because by this means eternal freedom and happiness would be impossible. I leave free will to you, but I help you constantly, to use it right, and it will always be possible for you, to reach your aim. For that reason, earth life is for you of most serious significance, for it decides over your state in eternity, which you create for yourselves in free will.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6166.
Book 66 6167
Powerlessness is remedied through love.
17. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6167.
You, you who are powerless on earth or also in the spiritual kingdom, you can only acquire power for yourselves through work in love. Your will is and remains free, and by virtue of this will you can now also think and want good or evil. On earth you can now carry out your will, because life power is still at your disposal. But in the opposite kingdom you are completely without power, to carry out bad acts, and nevertheless an evil will or evil thinking will harm you, because you always harden yourselves more and for that reason always feel more powerless. Just as easily you can also want and think good in the opposite kingdom; a love spark can be kindled in you by this means, and you will already feel in the possession of power, even so just in little measure - therefore have a proof of it, that always only love brings about power, because it itself is power. But the souls, which are also not able to do it, to take hold of a good thought, which are only full of hate and also want and think so, are badly off, when they find no helper, who imparts power to them through his love, which has so an effect on the soul, that it becomes more peaceful and changes its wanting and thinking. And it is again love, which brings help - which is the only means, to bring rescue to the powerless souls in the hereafter, why an intercession in love is extremely blessed for the souls in the depth and also achieves it, that these souls change - so that therefore a prayer in love never remains without success and every soul can be redeemed, when it has just left men behind on earth, who remember it in love in prayer. Such a prayer does not remain without effect, for in their agonizing state the souls feel every relief, every supply of power, and they also know, who imparts this power to them, and now show on their part love to the benefactor, and a however tiny love spark kindles and spreads. On earth certainly also a same effect can be achieved, that the love of a man awakens counter love. But love can also be rejected, because the trouble of the soul is not so noticeable, so long the body is not tormented excessively by troubles. But it is different in the spiritual kingdom, where only the soul still feels, and all trouble in most agonizing way. Then it does not reject, what it feels as favour, and then it is also open to the instructions, which can be offered to it mentally on the part of men - and for such souls is then also hope for improvement of their situation, of change of their convictions and of final redemption - because love accomplishes everything - also the redeeming of a soul from darkness.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6167.
Book 66 6168
Faith in Jesus Christ. Reduced suffering.
18. Januar 1955. B.D. NR. 6168.
There would be no need on earth to be so much misery and trouble, when men would remember more their saviour and redeemer, who took the suffering of the whole mankind upon his shoulders and has suffered for it and died on the cross. He bore it for mankind - but it must believe in him and his work of redemption, for only that sin guilt can be regarded as wiped out, which is carried to him - under his cross in the belief and in the hope, that Jesus Christ has given his blood for it, that also this guilt is wiped out. But who does not believe in the redemption through Jesus' blood, his sin guilt still burdens that man, and he must do the atonement himself for it; he must himself bear all the suffering, which is the effect of his former sin - trouble and illness, sorrow and suffering. Jesus knew about it, that mankind has to suffer unspeakably, because of its great sin guilt. And his compassionate love took the suffering, the result of sin, upon himself. He wanted to clear it away through his suffering and a most painful death; he wanted to do atonement, so that men could become free from misery and trouble – so that they again found back to God in this freedom, from whom they had once voluntarily separated themselves. Jesus Christ died for all men. Therefore, all men can bring their sins to him. They will find forgiveness; they will become free of their sin burden, because the divine redeemer has taken off all burden from them and has burdened himself with it out of extreme great love. But it is certainly easily comprehensible, that he also wants to be acknowledged as redeemer of the world - it is comprehensible, that only he becomes free of his guilt, who believes in Jesus Christ as God's son and redeemer of the world - that only he finds forgiveness, who comes to him with his guilt and asks him, to also remember him, who therefore consciously places himself under the cross of Christ, to let himself be washed clean by his blood from all guilt. But how do men now stand towards him? Can one still speak of a living faith in him, in whom God himself has embodied himself? Mankind no longer wants to acknowledge him, except few, who belong to him. The work of redemption of Christ no longer means anything to men - and for that reason they all remain unredeemed, who do not acknowledge him so, as he wants to be acknowledged. And the sin burden masses together tremendously; men must suffer under the effect of sin, because divine justice demands from men themselves atonement, who do not belong to the crowed of the redeemed, because they themselves isolate themselves from him, because they do not belong to those, who Jesus Christ has redeemed from sin and who therefore do not belong to the redeemed, because they do not acknowledge the divine redeemer, therefore do not believe, that eternal love itself took the death on the cross upon itself, to bring redemption to men. No man is eliminated from the work of redemption - but who eliminates himself, he also cannot lay claim to the favours of the work of redemption, and he will therefore not be able to turn away from him a terrible lot, which certainly expects him in the opposite kingdom, when it does not affect him on earth already. For atonement must be done according to divine justice by everyone, who does not bring his sin to Jesus Christ, who has died for all men on the cross, to redeem them.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6168.
Book 66 6169
The name of Jesus defeats the demon.
19. January 1955. B.D. NR 6169.
You can command the demon in my name that he goes away, and you will be free of him. You have a safe means: the name of your Lord and saviour, which, expressed full of trust, has exceedingly great power on all evil, on powers pressing you, which work on behalf of him who is my opponent. They will have to leave you, when you oppose them with the power of my name, because before it they flee, to not be destroyed. So you just have to always devote yourselves to the divine saviour and redeemer Jesus Christ - you only need to call me or to want, that I am with you and protect you against evil, and nothing bad will be able to push forward towards you, because my will resists all powers, which want to harm you - but always on condition, that you yourselves want to be mine, that you have the serious will to gain myself and my pleasure - so you consciously tend towards me. My opponent will then just attack you more severely, he will try to do his utmost to push you aside from me, and he will present his kingdom as being desirable - he will come under a mask to you and seek to make that, which he demands, sound so appealing as possible to you, to confuse your senses, so that you are to think, that it will not harm you. He finds the right means all right to tempt you, but you certainly recognize him and also his play of intrigues as long as you seek union with me. You are always to call for me, always you are to pronounce the name Jesus full of sincerity, when you yourselves are in doubt or feel threatened by my opponent. Only you are not allowed to edge me out of your heart, because then my opponent has an easy job of it, and you give in to his desire. You yourselves are often too weak to resist him, and that is why you are to call him for help, who knows him and is his lord. And a sincere call frees you from him; the name Jesus works wonders, when it is pronounced in deep trustfulness - because in it you appeal to myself, your God and father from eternity, who certainly will not leave you to him, with whom he fights for your souls, when your souls themselves long for me.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6169.
Book 66 6170
Internal resistance obstacle to acceptance of truth.
20. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6170.
My word has to be accepted without resistance, when it sounds from above in the heart of a man. The slightest resistance makes man unable to hear it in its purity, because resistance means opposite thinking, which gives my opponent the possibility to slip in, and when he only causes defence in man to prevent the receiving of truth. His power will not reach further, because the recipient of my word consciously connects with me and his resistance comes more from his desire for truth - he therefore only then puts up a resistance, when truth appears to be endangered. Still this resistance is not right, because a man, who unites with me to receive my word, now also is to completely hand himself over to me and can be sure, that I protect him from wrong spiritual goods. That is why only few men are suitable to receive my word, because most of them have a knowledge, which they are not prepared to give away willingly. That is why strong faith belongs to it, which only accepts that as truth, which I myself direct to earth through the work of my spirit. Men who have absorbed certain knowledge, which is incompatible with the word, which is spoken by me directly, are reluctant to accept the latter, because then they have to reshape all their thinking and for that an exceedingly strongly developed desire for truth is necessary. The reason it would already be impossible to give my direct word to these men is because the resistance would awaken again and again in them, as soon as my word deviates from their present knowledge and thinking - and then my opponent again and again would have an easy job of it to cause man to doubt. And man has to believe that I myself talk to him and that is why every mistake is impossible. Only then it is possible to again purify a completely defaced teaching; only then it is possible to render harmless the opponent of truth. But the deeper the mistake is already rooted in a man the more difficult it is for him to free himself of it, and he therefore could not hear my word directly, because every resistance makes it impossible. The war between light and darkness is waged especially there very fiercely, where light wants to blaze the trail for itself. And only a will which is strong, turned to me, chases away the hostile powers, which are from below - but such a will I will bless and never allow, that it will be weakened through hostile powers. But I will also always give man the realization, when he is attacked, so that he steels himself and unites with me still closer - but to then also be protected against every influence, which comes from below. Who believes accordingly, that I speak to men, he also has no need to doubt the truth, because he otherwise also doubts my love and power - which well will and can prevent that wrong thoughts creep in and so endanger the truth. But as long as he doubts, he is not able to himself hear my voice in him - because strong faith in my love, my wisdom and my power absolutely belongs to it.
Then he also knows that I want to bring truth to men - that I choose the right ways for it and that I really will protect the man from being wrong, who offers himself to serve me and the fellow human being.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6170.
Book 66 6171
Spiritual food – doer, not just hearer of the word.
21. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6171.
Spiritual food is offered to you, which can never be made up for earthly, for what is from earth, also only serves again the earth or him, who is lord of the earthly world, but what comes from above, also leads upwards; it comes from the spiritual kingdom and is to help you to also be able to enter this kingdom, so you leave the earth body. Your soul is to be fed through this spiritual food. Not that, what passes, benefits from it, but only that, what is immortal, but what nevertheless needs food to mature, because it is in an imperfect state, but which it can change, when it is helped on that occasion. And this help is the spiritual food, which is offered to the soul. This help is my word, the bread of heaven, the right food for the soul, which longs upwards. On earth you do not find such a food, for even, what is offered to you on the part of fellowmen as heavenly food, will only then become it, when I bless it for you. The blessing must therefore be sent from above to you, only then you will receive the right food, which is the food of your soul. I must bless it for you - I must let my power flow into the word, what you receive, may it be directly or also through servants on earth, who want to work for me. And only my blessing guarantees you a right food, from which you can now draw all power and which for that reason helps you upwards, which helps you to now become able, to create in future in the light kingdom and to work according to my will. But how do I bless this my word for you? By me letting the power of my word have an effect upon you - by you receiving it with ear and heart and the heart now feels touched by it, by my word stimulating you now again to acts of love - by my word now deeply moving you and your will now getting active, to serve me and the neighbour with all devotion. Then you withdraw the power from my word, and it has already become active in and at you. Then you are not only hearers, but also doers of my word; then your soul goes the way upwards; it increases of light and power; it becomes wise, recognizes everything and fully consciously strives for its aim, for it recognizes me as the only aim worth striving for and wants to connect with me for ever. But it can never arrive at this cognition, at the strong will upwards, when spiritual food is not already offered to it, when it is still weak and unable to decide, what it is to do and to leave. Then I myself serve it food and drink; I give you, what you need for your soul, to give it first so much power, that it can now raise itself alone upwards. For its will must become active; it must work on itself; it must again and again be strengthened for this soul work, otherwise it would be too weak, to just achieve a small reshaping in itself. As man cares for his body, so I care for his soul, and it will never need to live in want, when the human will just accepts, what I offer. For as soon as it resists, the soul remains powerless and imperfect, and it can never enter that kingdom, which gift it does not want to accept. It must be fed and watered by me, if it wants to live. And for that reason, it must listen to my word, which is blessed with my power and which secures the soul eternal life in light and happiness.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6171.
Book 66 6172
Erecting of the barrier between men and God.
22. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6172.
There is no barrier between me and you, which you could not abolish, that the way to me becomes free for you. For the barrier is not erected by me, but by you yourselves, and therefore you yourselves can also remove it, when it is just your firm will, to reach me. A barrier exists only then between us, when, through lack of love, you block the way to me, I who am love myself - when you therefore put something completely foreign to nature between you and me, when you yourselves by this means create a kingdom for you, which is completely different than my kingdom and that for that reason must also be separated - which sets for itself bounds through the complete different spheres. It is as if two kingdoms have been formed, but which can also be united, when the sphere of your kingdom becomes like mine, when that is given up, what is disturbing for my kingdom - therefore cannot be tolerated in my kingdom. When you men fashion yourselves to love and announce with it, that you want to be received into my kingdom, then you yourselves have torn down the barrier, then you have surrendered to me, but not out of fear, but out of love. And then light and power is at your command in a measure, that you can achieve everything and consequently have become yourselves full of light and power - that you can receive light and power unlimitedly from me and also use it according to your own will, that therefore no restriction decreases your happiness, but unrestricted work makes you happy for ever. A barrier is therefore not necessary to exist between us, but your will determines it; your will itself erects the barrier or tears it down. But so long as you are separated from me, so long there is still something between us, what is an obstacle to you, to arrive near me, so long your will is still not directed right, for love has still not been kindled to a flame in you, that every barrier must fall from its heat. The way of love is free for you at any time; but lack of love is already in itself a resistance against my love, therefore also an obstacle on the way to me. That kingdom, which you separate from me through lack of love, is no kingdom of happiness; it will also give no peace; no real life will be in it; it will let no light in and for that reason constantly lie in darkness. For light alone shines in my kingdom, where the fire of love constantly radiates light, but which can only work there, where it finds no resistance. For that reason you yourselves must remove the barrier; you must give up every resistance against my love radiation; you must open yourselves, so that it may become light in you; you must let the flame of light highly flare up in you - you must push towards the original source of light, eternal love, to receive from it light and power. You must clear all obstacles out of the way and come to me out of a free will. And my love will receive you and give you happiness - my love will radiate through you with love and with power.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6172.
Book 66 6173
God's mercy before the end.
23. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6173.
Particularly in the last time before the end the mercy of God is great. And he will still rescue, what still lets itself be rescued. He will give away favours upon favours to just decrease the resistance, with which he is opposed on the part of men. He will appear unusually to give help to men, who alone do not take the way to him. Into the deepest depths he will also send a ray of love to also still rescue souls there before the end, for with the end an agonizing fettering begins for that not being able to be converted. A redemption period begins again with the banishment of the spiritual, which still opposes him with undiminished resistance. And he would like to protect it from it, and for that reason his mercy knows no limits. His love is unchanged the same; it wants to rescue to be able to make happy; it wants to win for itself, what seems lost; but it leaves the freedom of will to its creatures. God will therefore not inevitably redeem, what still resists him. Again and again he speaks to men and presents to them, what expects them. Again and again he seeks, through events in the world to put before the eyes of men the same fate, which expects them in the coming time; he seeks to convince them of the transitoriness of all earthly; he addresses men himself and warns and admonishes them. Everything is tried, what could contribute to the change of will - but the day of the end comes irrevocably for men of this earth, which decides about the lot of each one. And the justice of God will take the place of his mercy, as soon as the time has expired, which God has granted to the family of men to its redemption. Terribly will be the lot of those, who do not accept his mercy, who must now once again cover the course of development, who are, after a state in freedom, put now again into a state of compulsion, from which they cannot flee. Who resists the love of God, he will not be able to resists his power and justice. Who does not listen to his words, he will feel it at himself, what his word announced. It will be a state of hell, from which the mercy of God still wanted to snatch the souls - but who did not let himself be seized by this mercy, he will be seized by the hand of his retaliation, and it will truly stretch itself out over all men on the day of judgement. And it will direct everyone to the right place. And everyone will truly only receive that, for what he strives himself - what his desire was on earth. God is extremely merciful, patient and full of love - but he is also just, and once comes the day, where his justice passes sentence. Once comes the day, where it is decided between life and death, and happy are who can go in to life - happy are who does not become a slave of the hard judgment, but which will overtake that soul irrevocably, which was accessible to no instruction, to no favour, which resisted God and spurned his mercy, for they are dead for endless long time.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6173.
Book 66 6174
Unbelief in the end.
24. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6174.
Men do not want to believe, that they stand so close before the end; they do not want to believe it, that things will happen, which they think are impossible, that a complete new era begins, a time, where completely other conditions will be among men, a time, where peace is and harmony - and nothing any more reminds of the fight on earth, which proceeds this new time. It is also difficult for men to believe in a total reshaping of the surface of the earth, in a so called destruction - because they still stand in the midst of life and so far away from the spiritual, that the connections cannot be made clear to them. They do not know, that a change, a turnaround, has become necessary and that they themselves give cause for it exactly through their unbelief, through their completely de-spiritualized state. The earthly world alone moves their thinking, and this earthly world they think being indestructible. And nevertheless they will experience it; revolutions will take place earthly and spiritually - i.e., every earthly destruction has influence on the spiritual, which also experiences a change of its stay. Men will experience, what they do not want to believe - but faith in it would cause them, to change themselves, so that they do not need to fear that, what they will experience, because it would not be to their harm - while unbelieving men are affected quite harshly, without being able to defend themselves, and the end comes always closer. The signs increase, and everyone could pay attention to them. The trouble will always become greater - men will be startled from their peace. Each one man's thinking will be shaken through events of all kind. Nature will express itself as warning for the indifferent. Fate will often prove to be cruel, but never without reasons. Everything is to serve to that end, to disturb men from their indifferent state; to turn their thoughts towards the forthcoming, of which they certainly have knowledge, only do not believe in it. And they all will be helped, to win faith in an end - but no man will receive so obvious proofs, that he is forced to think the announcements of the end being true. Everybody will be able to believe it, who pursues the spiritual development of men - everybody, who does not just look at the events earthly-materially, but connects with the spiritual state of men - everybody, who believes at all in a God, who directs the fate of men. To these an end will be more likely to be probable than a progress in the same course, which can never ever lead to a good conclusion. An end will come, and happy him, who reckons with it and prepares himself, to lose the life of his body prematurely. For he will win more, than is taken from him, and he will not get lost.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6174.
Book 66 6175
Life or death. Free decision of the will.
25. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6175.
You are put before the choice to live or to head towards death. It is completely up to you, which state you want to choose. You can live in eternity - you can remain in agonizing powerlessness, become a slave to death, however in the awareness of your existence feel this death as extremely agonizing. Both ways stand open to you, the way to life and also the way to death. And you yourselves determine your lot for eternal times. But to live means, to be able to be active in light and power and to be constantly happy - to stand in fullest cognition, to know about truth and to be constantly radiated through by divine love power, which therefore secures eternal life. This life you can therefore acquire for you on earth, but your willingness belongs to this, to receive light and power from God and to now also utilize the wealth of light and power right - to live so, as it is, through the imparting of truth, apparent as pleasing to God. Only one has promised men eternal life, and this one said about himself: "I am the way, the truth, and the life - who believes in me, he will live in eternity." He, as truth himself, has also shown men the way, which leads to life. He has taught love as the only way to life, and his teaching - as having gone out from eternal love itself - must be accepted and obeyed, when he wants to arrive at the aim - at a life in light and power. And so it emerges from this, that death expects the soul in exactly the same way, which does not go this way of love; it will remain without light and power for ever and for that reason be unhappy for ever, but of its own fault, for it is up to each one man to choose life or death, and it only receives that, what it has desired. Eternal life must be acquired; it cannot be given to you men against your will. But you are helped to acquire it, by you being enlightened about it by God through his word, what you are to do, to reach life. If you would be completely without knowledge about it, then no fault could be attributed to you, when you sink into the state of death. But during your whole life your attention is drawn at it, what God demands from you. To each one man the divine love teaching is made accessible - who does not pay attention to it, he also does not believe in him, who has taught it on earth, and he will never have life, which he has promised those, who believe in him. He forfeits, through his will, the light and the power to himself, which are necessary for happy making activity. And he will enter the opposite kingdom powerlessly, so the hour of the death of the body has come for him. Then also his soul will have become a slave of death, because it itself has chosen death in free will.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6175.
Book 66 6176
Nobody is happy without Jesus Christ.
26. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6176.
Nobody will ever reach happiness, who goes past Jesus Christ, who does not acknowledge him on earth and also does not take up his help in the hereafter. He stands at the gate to eternity, and he wants to be recognized by every man as his redeemer, so that he can accompany him into the kingdom of peace and happiness, into which no soul finds entry without him. And that soul must remain outside for ever, which does not profess its faith in him, which rejects Jesus Christ, just as it has done it on earth - which only saw in Jesus Christ a man and also in the spiritual kingdom wants to see in him not more than a man like himself. He descended to earth because of men, to open for them the light kingdom, into which his followers can now enter, because he himself if with them and escorts them into it. But opponents of his are never allowed into his kingdom – and everybody is his opponent, who does not acknowledge him as that, who he is: God himself, who embodied himself in the man Jesus, to accomplish the work of redemption for men. Nobody can acquire something, what he himself has not gained for himself. Man is an inhabitant of the dark world and so long closely bound up with it, as he does not go the way to the one, who himself is light and gives light to all, who turn to him. Therefore he must before believe in it, that he can leave the kingdom of darkness with his help, and he must ask him for help. He himself must entrust himself to him, to the divine redeemer Jesus Christ, who has only died on the cross for that reason, that he could make free for all the way to the light kingdom - whose death on the cross was the opening of the gate to the light kingdom. But no soul will succeed to find entry into this kingdom, which itself has not before handed over itself to the divine redeemer. For it had once voluntarily left it; it itself had closed the access through its defection from God. It must now voluntarily return to God, who himself came to meet it in Jesus – who took its great guilt upon himself and did atonement for it. But this sacrifice must be accepted, otherwise it has been brought in vain for him, who rejects the divine redeemer himself, who puts himself outside of those redeemed through his blood. Without him there is no redemption from darkness, and whether you men must languish eternities in it, you yourselves can free yourselves out of it, by you remembering him, who has died for you, and call upon him that he may help you. And he will accept you; he will introduce you into his kingdom, as soon as you have voluntarily surrendered to him, as soon as you believe in him, who has redeemed you from eternal death.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6176.
Book 66 6177
Wide road. Temptations. Narrow way upwards.
27. January 1955 B.D. NR. 6177.
That road, where most people go, is wide and level, and it leads through quite beautiful gardens, which are strode through with relish; it constantly offers variety and will always entice men to stay and enjoy to the full, what appears attractive to the walker. And he will never need to go along lonely; in his company will always be men, who go the same way like him with the same joys and the same hopes, because they all just seek worldly joys and pleasures, because they all succumb to the same temptations and for that reason always the one has understanding for the doings of the other. It is the wide road, which is walked on by innumerable men, which only few avoid, to go the narrow paths, which lead upwards. These know, that the narrow way leads to another aim, and in the cognition of this aim they therefore avoid the wide road, which - unnoticed by men - leads downwards and for that reason cannot be the right way upwards. Again and again narrow side streets branch off from the wide road, and messengers will always stand at these roads and they offer to lead those, who want to leave the wide road and with serious will strive upwards. Only few will follow their offer; only few will be able to separate themselves from the wide road of fun and pleasure. Only few will pay attention to those, who offer themselves to them to lead. For always, where a narrow way branches off upwards, there the wide road offers particular amusements - there so many blinding lights flash, that the narrow way is overlooked and all just strive for these lights, which always mislead them more. This wide road is laid out by the lord of the world, who always sees to it that it does not become tedious and boring for its passers-by, and who particularly there applies all arts of temptation, where the narrow ways branch off upwards. Then the eye sticks spellbound to it, and man easily overlooks the side street and falls victim to those arts of temptation. But there are also men, who turn away from all these temptations of the world, because they recognize their worthlessness and because they pursue another aim - to reach God, who can never be reached on the wide road. And these seek byways from the wide road, and they like to and willingly entrust themselves to those, who want to lead them upwards. And they also make an effort, to also entice others to the narrow path and hold the right aim in front of them and to cause them to walk with them on the way upwards. And they all will reach their aim. They certainly give up much earthly, but they receive far more valuable - they take possession of that kingdom, which offers far more splendours, but which can only be reached through constant overcoming, but not through earthly joys, through worldly pleasure.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6177.
Book 66 6178
Signs of rage before the end.
28. January 1955. B.D. NR 6178.
When you pay attention to all events around you, you will very soon recognize who rules in the world, and it will also be understandable to you, what he aims at: to always draw men more to the deep, to prevent them from recognizing rightly - by preventing them from works of love. But already in the foreseeable future his goings-on will become so obvious that many men will after all begin to see and to hear because he lets his mask fall and without hesitation takes action in a way, which clearly speaks against him. But all these are signs of the near end, in which the opponent of God commits his despicable conduct, in which all powers of hell have been unleashed, which influence men on earth, so that he finds innumerable followers, who do everything what he wants - who without hesitation harm their fellow human being in every way - who even do not shrink back from handing over their fellow human beings to death, because they are completely under the spell of Satan. But this has been announced a long time before so that men recognize the time in which they live. But the day comes, where he will be bound, when an end is put to his atrocities, when he will be robbed of all his power and will be tied up so that he no longer can wreak havoc. That day comes - also those men are to think of it, who suffer under his rule, because they will have redemption. But also those are to think of it that the day of retaliation comes, who make themselves subservient to him, because also they will have to share his fate, because their will alone lets them become his servants and they have to answer for this will. And as long as the injustice outrages you, you have not to fear for yourselves, that he can harm you. Because then your will still aims at the good and you are not under his thumb. Everything that violates the commandment to love is his work, although it will be veiled in front of the eyes of the fellow human beings. Therefore make an effort to always think and act fairly and you will be clairvoyant and clairaudient towards the measures, which are issued under the cloak of justice, because he who wants to ruin you also knows how to disguise himself. But he will get nowhere with those, who aim at God and make an effort to live according to his will, because these see through his game and turn away from him; they remain honest and just and they are also not deceived. But the limits of his raging on earth are not yet reached. First enough has to become enough, which will then result in a banishment, which will make all further work impossible for him.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6178.
Book 66 6179
God's references to the transitoriness of earthly goods.
29. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6179.
First man must be made understand the transitoriness of the earthly-material, before he turns to that, what is immortal. Earthly life fills his thoughts, because it confronts him with tasks and performances of duty, which will always take up his thinking. And he would be insatiable, when everything would last long, because then he could constantly increase his possession and then there would be no restriction of his wishes and desires. But since matter is transient, he is again and again force in this way, to be active to reach these goods, what indeed can also take up his whole thinking, but also leaves the possibility, that transitoriness teaches him to think otherwise - that it can appear to him useless, to spend the whole life power for only these goods - that he has a desire for goods, which are immortal. Only the cognition of the worthlessness of earthly possession can cause him, to strive for spiritual possession - or else to more and more chase after the transient, because it does not last. And even, when earthly possession remains preserved for man and he can constantly increase it, without that it is taken from him, the thought of death is always an admonition for him, that he is to prematurely break away from that, what he still loses through death. Therefore, as far as God is concerned, everything in life is so arranged, that man can very easily learn to despise the world and its goods and enter another world mentally. But his thoughts and his will are not inevitably directed towards this other world - it is up to man, from which world he lets himself be captured. And earthy goods will mostly exert a greater attraction, because they are tangible and visible, while spiritual goods leave little impression, because they have supposedly too little value - and also will have for man only then, so he is able to easily break away from the earthly goods. If every man would consider, that already the next day can be the last one for him, then all earthly goods and their acquisition would appear completely senseless to him, and he would make some more provisions for the time afterwards. But they dismiss every thought of death as still "premature" and only enjoy the earthly world and its goods. For that reason men are always made more aware of death, the closer the end is. In the midst of life men are torn away, to again and again point fellowmen to the transitoriness, to again and again turn their thoughts to the own decease. It is so obviously shown, how little security every individual is allowed to have concerning his own life - and possession is again and again destroyed; earthly goods fall victim to different disasters. Always and everywhere men are referred to the essential thing, to the constant life, which everybody can gain for himself, when he seriously wants - when he strives for spiritual goods, which also death cannot take from him, which follow him into the opposite kingdom, when the hour of his demise has come. Every man is to strive for spiritual treasures, then also death will not frighten him; then he has become victor also over death, because eternal life expects him in the spiritual kingdom, which makes him unspeakably happy and last in all eternity.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6179.
Book 66 6180
Voluntary return to God in love.
30. January 1955 B.D. NR. 6180.
I want to accept you all, when you just come to me by yourselves. I truly do not want to reject you, for I expect you full of love, and my aim is, that you join me for ever. Therefore I myself will also come to meet you, as soon as I just recognize the will in you, that also you want to come to me. Endless long time you are already away from me - and you remain it so long, as you yourselves do not long to be near me, for the desire for the approach to me must come from you. I myself am always prepared to accept you, but my will, my love for you is not decisive for the relationship between us, but your love must push you towards me, for you gave up love once; you have given up love, while my love for you remained unchanged the same. Therefore I have not pushed you away from me, but you yourselves strove away from me. And so you must again strive for me by yourselves, and you will find no resistance from me, but always only greater support - exactly because I love you and long for your return to me. When you now know this, that I pay attention to every stirring in you, which is meant for me, then you can also trustingly raise your hands to me, for you just need to want, that I receive you, and you can already feel yourselves being seized by my loving father hand, which now leads you on right ways. Your will must just be directed towards me, then you can also believe convincingly, that you reach the aim - the connection with me. For only this your will I need, to now also direct everything so, as it is helpful for you becoming happy. But this will must be serious, not just expressed through words - for I see into your heart. Do not forget, that your earth life purpose is only the connection with me striven for in free will. Do not forget, that I am always prepared, to draw you to me, that you just also must declare me your preparedness. But then you can be unconcerned - you will reach the aim; you will fulfil the purpose of your earth life. For then you have gone the way, which leads to the father house, to the eternal home, which you once left voluntarily and for that reason must now return again voluntarily, to now be happy near me for ever.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6180.
Book 66 6181
God's father love. Orphans.
31. January 1955. B.D. NR. 6181.
I truly do not let you orphan, you who give me your love. As father I look after you, and standing in the protection of the father you can cover your earth way carefree, for I will always go at your side and protect you from every danger. Who walks by the hand of the father, he does not need to worry, whether he goes right; he feels secure in his leading, because he completely trusts the father. And I am your father from eternity - the love of the father is meant for his children, wherever they stay - and if they are in the distance, so the connection with them remains, because my love always follows them, even so the child is not aware of it. But who voluntarily remain with me, who always just pay attention to what the will of the father is, who love him and for that reason want to love (live) to his pleasure, them I also radiate over with my love, and they never ever need to feel lonely, as orphans, who nobody looks after. They are my children, and my whole love is meant for them. Just believe in it, that you can entrust yourselves to me like children, that I hear every word of yours, know about every worry of yours and have power to direct everything for you to the good, when you pray to the father like real children, when you lose all shyness and come to me with a humble heart, when you yourselves see in me your father and also you give your love to me. Consider, you possess the love of the highest and most perfect being, which surpasses everything in power and wisdom and love. And you can make this being inclined to you; this being lovingly bends down to you, so you call it as father - so you throw yourselves childlike trustingly to the father into the arms. And for that reason you can truly make earth life easy for you, so you just always trust your father, that he may lead and protect you on all your ways. And the stronger this your trust is, the more naturally it is granted you, what you request. For you are no orphans; you are my children. You do not need to go through earth life without guidance, for I myself want it, that you let me go by your side, because I myself want the connection with my children, but which you alone can only establish, when you join me voluntarily, when you feel yourselves as real children and want to go no way without your father - who loves you from the very beginning and will love you in all eternity.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6181.
Book 66 6182
Work of the opponent: Resistance against God's word.
2. February 1955. B.D. NR 6182.
The reason it is understandable that men are opposed to God's word is because the opponent of God can influence them as long as they strive for his kingdom, thus granting him himself power over them through the desire for earthly goods, which he uses well by influencing them against everything which is true, full of light, good - so that they also oppose the word of God, which however is the most valuable thing on earth, which they should strive for. The earthly world is still the sphere of influence of the opponent of God, because it consists of what has fallen away from God, of the spiritual which is bound in the earthly creations, in matter, which according to its will is still turned towards the opponent of God, except it cannot be forced by that one to fulfil the will of the opponent. But man in the state of free will is a suitable object for him, which he now seeks to bring to heel. Because he wants that this one again turns completely towards him, that he afresh states his resistance against God. And as man still has a weak will, as he has not yet firmly decided on God, whose kingdom he does not see, that one lures him with his kingdom, which has far more attraction for men because everything is put in front of their eyes. But through God's word they are referred to the transitoriness of the earthly - through God's word it is held in front of them how a life can have an effect, when it is used properly or wrongly - through God's word men is warned and admonished. And he can reach his goal with ease, when he makes the word of God the guiding principle of his thinking and acting. But that is what the opponent of God seeks to prevent, to not lose, what belongs to him. He knows it that God's word as the eternal truth also has the power to influence men right and that they then are finally lost for him. That is why all his efforts are always only meant for preventing men from accepting the divine word, and that is why he instils the feeling of resistance into them, and they listen to him, because at the same time the world with its goods lures them. Who has already more freed himself of matter, he rather focuses his attention on the spiritual kingdom, and he also rather is captivated by the word of God - even if he at first has not consciously the desire for the kingdom of God - but he accepts without resistance, and it will then also not miss its impression on him, because the word of God holds power as soon as the resistance is given up. In the end-times they struggle for every soul, and the opponent of God greatly predominates because men themselves grant this to him, because they are material to a degree that everything spiritual fades for them, that they do not first check, but the reason they do not want to know about the divine spiritual is really, because then they would have to put back the world - which however is endless more worth for them. And still the word of God is the only rescue for men, because it enlightens them and at the same time gives light and strength - but the freedom of their will is not touched, and that is why man himself decides to whom he turns. And thus he himself also creates his fate in eternity.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6182.
Book 66 6183
Command of love.
3. February 1955. B.D. NR. 6183.
I always just give you one command: Love one another. With love you will master everything, and through love you will be in contact with me; I will walk next to you and accompany you constantly. To fulfil the command of love is safest guarantee for a life in my order, for then everything, what you do, is also blessed by me, because you can then also do nothing, what I dislike, what contradicts my will. And so you therefore live according to my will, this your life must also be well-ordered; it must bring in for you success earthly and spiritually - the body and the soul must be able to be certain, that my love seizes them, that they reach peace and harmony - already on earth and in future in the spiritual kingdom. For love is the law from eternity, and so man lives in love, he enters the eternal order - he is no longer in resistance against me, but in communion with me. And my presence also guarantees an ordered way of life - because all disorder, all negative, all inharmonious - is only there found, where all harmony is disturbed - where I myself cannot stay – through a life against my eternal order - through a life without love. Love is not recognized in its value; men leave unnoticed, what could make them extremely happy, and they often themselves create serious difficulties, which do not need to be - they rob themselves of light and power, which they could easily acquire through work in love. It is indeed not so obviously recognizable, to not cause men to works of love out of egoistic reasons - because then the effect would certainly fail to appear. But everyone, who himself has fashioned himself to love, becomes aware of the light and the power, which now make him happy, for he fears no earthly trouble any more; he is sure of my help in every situation in life, for through the works of love he has won strong faith in my love and my power, and without hesitation he hands himself over to me, whom he feels near him - he lives with me and is always aware of my presence and for that reason also flowed through by a power, which lets him fear nothing any more, whatever might come - because he knows, that he will overcome it with me together and is never ever abandoned by me. But only a man fashioned to love has this inner confidence and power of faith. And for that reason my constant admonishing call to you is: Fashion yourselves to love. Work on yourselves, that you can meet all men with love. Give up all impatience all ill-humour, all feelings of hate; give love to all your fellowmen; help them, so they need your help, be just and peaceful, merciful and gentle, even so they do not show you the same love. Understand and forgive - for the loveless man is sick at his soul, and he must suffer very much under this sickness. Make yourselves free of it, for that is that work, which you must do yourselves, which no one else can do for you. But this work on you yourselves brings in great blessing to you - on earth already and in future in the spiritual kingdom.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6183.
Book 66 6184
Call of the light beings. God's executives.
5. February 1955. B.D. NR. 6184.
Always just entrust yourselves to the light world, i.e., connect yourselves in thoughts with everything good, spiritual connected to me, and you will also be defended by it, for they only act in my will and are allowed to approach all men, who make an effort to live in my will, who therefore already belong to me will-wise and who for that reason belong to the great community, who serve each other in love. Your request for help is to always be directed towards me - but so you know, that the inhabitants of the light world are just the executives of my will, then you request from them nothing else, than you request from me myself - that I look after you and therefore charge my servants, to accompany you on earth. The light beings are always prepared to help you, but they will not do it, so you ignore me, so you, in a kind of superstition, call those, of whom you not even know, whether they are my servants, whether my power and my will works through those, whom you call. But as soon as you are intimately connected to me, you are as it were also seized by my light messengers, and you just need to hand yourselves over to them trustingly, to now also experience their help, which they do for you in my will, with my agreement and on my behalf. I just must always be your aim. Then the light beings will always push you more towards me; they will help you to reach your aim, for also their whole love belongs to me, and their work is meant for the supplying of souls to me - to what you testify through your devotion, so that they now seize you and now lead you so, that you safely reach your aim. The awareness, having handed over yourselves to good spiritual powers, will make you peaceful and certain, and you will need to fear no weakness, for they flow you through with that power, which they receive from me; they hand out, where there is lack, because they are extremely rich in light and in power and because love pushes them towards it, to help the weak. Do not trust your own power, but confess your weakness to those, who are strong, and ask them for their help, after you have made sure of my love and favour through your prayer. Only turn your looks and your thoughts to that kingdom, where I rule, and from that kingdom it will be sent, what you need, for I have instructed my angels to serve you, you who are mine through your will, to serve me and to be active for me and my kingdom. And they will serve you, so you entrust yourselves to them.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6184.
Book 66 6185
Right utilization of earth time.
6. February 1955. B.D. NR. 6185.
Earth life is only short, but endless long the time afterwards. For that reason you men are to utilize this earth time well; you are to take all difficulties upon yourselves and utilize all power for the salvation of the soul. You are to do without the comforts of life, to secure for yourselves, through renunciation, the right to spiritual goods, which determine your lot in eternity, after the death of your body, which alone only has an advantage from earthly goods, but is not allowed to keep them for ever. Earth life is only like a moment, measured at eternity, and this moment you are not to take so seriously - and nevertheless also again consider as extremely important for your soul - therefore always only seek to utilise spiritually. You certainly have for your earth time an idea of time, which lets the days and years appear long for you. But consider, that endless times have already preceded this earth life and eternity follows. You are however only aware of the earth life time, and it therefore means everything for you. But that you know, that you must die according to the body - you know, that all earthly is transient; you know, that nothing can be of use for you after your death, what was indispensable to the body, what created a sense of well-being for it. Therefore reckon for the time being with it, and take care, what expects you after the death of the body. And extremely marvellous existence you can prepare for your soul in earth life, but also a state of agony and darkness. And again and again you are told, that you live on. You are not without knowledge about it, even so you do not want to believe it. So reckon after all with the possibility and make provisions. Live well on earth, and do not attach the heart to matter, which is still taken again from you. Do not give to the body on account of your soul. First take care of this one, and then also the body will not need to live in want, but do not let your thoughts go wrong ways, that you let the soul live in want because of the body. For it is your actual self, that self, that is immortal and which in future can be happy, when you create and work on earth for this happiness. The most beautiful hours pass on earth like in a frenzy; earthly pleasures do not make you happy for ever; earth life passes quickly - but you do not escape the lot in eternity, and that will be according to the life, which you led on earth - eternal life or spiritual death. You alone choose for yourselves the state in eternity, for it is up to you, which life you lead on earth. Assess this your earth life correctly - that it may bring in the maturity for your soul, but is not only used for the comfort of the body - for you only stay on this earth briefly, but endlessly long is eternity.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6185.
Book 66 6186
Power flow through God's address.
9. February 1955. B.D. NR. 6186.
When I speak to you men, then power flows into you, which is indescribable effective, even so you do not feel that bodily. For I just address the soul after all; I speak words, which are of help to your spiritual life, and the soul feels that, which is willing to listen to me. That power, which is now sent to it, is also of spiritual kind, therefore to be felt little with the sense-organs of men, but the soul matures, and the more in shorter time, the more often it lets itself be spoken to by me. And that it is not so obvious to you men, has its reasons in that respect, that a noticeable favour, an evident progress, could cause the soul to imitation from selfish motives, from motives of self-interest, and for that reason would remain without success. My word must be listened to in free will; man must be driven to it inwardly; he must long for my presence and just out of love want, that I speak to him. He is not allowed to be stimulated through promises or successes, which he can control himself and his striving would be worthless for his soul. But you receive power unmeasured, even so you as man cannot prove that, for my address is the renunciation of my love power, which must therefore flow over to you. I can only say to you, that your soul wins an extreme great blessing, which is touched by this my love power, for something spiritual flows down to earth, to make it happy. But all these words would be empty words, when the effect would not to be recognized at the nature of man - which is radiated through by my love spirit, therefore can only again be called a spiritual effect, but does not provoke a bodily change - which would again be a visible proof, which I do not give, because of the freedom of will of man. But for that reason only so few men long for my word, because it does not bring in such advantages for them, which they can see and grasp. For that reason they remain behind in the development of their soul, and they only strive for that, what appears desirable to them for that reason, because it lifts their bodily life. They lack love for me, which alone would let my address become desirable for them. And so they miss much, and their souls are in want; they are powerless and lightless and still could so amply be supplied with light and with power. But the will of men is free - but I will never stop to speak to those, who love me. And they will be allowed to receive much power and in future be able to create and work in the spiritual kingdom, as it is their purpose.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6186.
Book 66 6187
End of one redemption period and beginning of a new one.
11. February 1955. B.D. Nr. 6187.
The end of mankind has soon come. One redemption period has expired; a new epoch begins; a new kingdom will be put up on this earth, which receives a new appearance through completely new creations as well as a new human race, which is completely different in its maturity than men living now on earth are. A turning point is coming - spiritually and earthly everything will be reshaped, when the new redemption period begins. For everything will be led back to its order, which corresponds to my law from eternity. How often have I already predicted this to you men, how often the reason explained to you of what is to come and how often warned and admonished you of a wrong life - that you are to understand the seriousness of the times. And you refuse to listen to my presentation, because you do not believe it. But your unbelief does not prevent me from the execution of my will, because my plan is fixed for eternity, because only you becoming happy underlies it and because I well know what serves you. The human race of the present time no longer changes; only some will believe my words and make an effort to live according to my will; but the whole of mankind has reached a level, where the sudden fall into the deep could no longer be stopped, when I would not prevent it through a last rescue operation, which well appears to be a work of destruction, but always only the outer form gets destroyed - but the spiritual which is bound in it will be given the possibility to again reach out of the depth to the top, but on a way which is exceedingly sorrowful, but safely leads to the top - while the sudden fall into the deepest depth excludes this possibility. It is a powerful event before you men stand. Your life will end on this earth - but you can well live on in your same body form on the new earth - when you belong to the ones, who are mine. But you also can meet earthly and spiritual death, that you are no longer conscious of yourself although you still exist and have to remain banished in hardest form endless times until again life is given to you as man on this earth. But all those belong to the ones who are mine, who believe in me, seek close union with me through their will and their love - who acknowledge me as father and want to be my children - who therefore through their will stand by me and that is why they are also allowed to experience my protection and my favour in the last times before the end. To the ones who are mine belong all, who confess me before the world. These will live and have no need to fear the end; they will lead a happy life as inhabitants of the new earth, when they are not still recalled before into my kingdom, which is not of this world, where an eternal happy life waits for them. But a dreadful fate awaits those men, who are without faith and have no love. They can be given nothing but what is right; they will reap what they have sown on earth; they will receive what they were striving for. Matter will tie them up, which they desire with all senses, and endless times they will have to languish in it until redemption is theirs again.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6187.
Book 66 6188
"Taught by God." Good teachers.
13. February 1955. B.D. NR. 6188.
I want to take you into my school; I want, that you learn from me; I want, that you get wise and can again teach in my name your fellowmen. And I have good teachers, who instruct you, who are active in my will and supply knowledge to you, what you need to therefore also be able to teach, for it depends on it, that the knowledge, that you are to impart to your fellowmen, is according to truth. What you now receive from me directly or also through my representatives, that must also be according to truth, because it starts from eternal truth. And for that reason you, you who receive the knowledge through the spirit, can also be convinced of the truth of it, even so I myself do not address you, but let my love and light messenger speak to you, for also these can give you nothing else than truth, because they are completely radiated through by my love light. Such a word is not at all less valuable, and you are always taught by God, because I watch over my pupils, that no foreign or wrong teaching material is supplied to them. And so you can safely and full of conviction also represent everything before fellowmen; you do not need to be afraid spreading erroneous thought material, when you pass on my word. For as soon as you make yourselves available for spiritual work, as soon as you are therefore active in the work for me and my kingdom, all your thoughts are directed in the right direction, for you are then in my school, where all my teachers can have an influence on you and will truly prevent, that other powers intervene, which mislead you. Just always want to be taught by me, then error will never ever be able to be presented to you. And this certainty is to also accompany you with all conversations, which you lead on spiritual area. For then I myself am with you, and then you cannot otherwise than express truth, because it is your will, to be active for me, and because you yourselves are already so penetrated by truth, that error no longer finds space in your thinking. Your will has led you into my school. And for that reason I now also see to it, that you experience that training, which enables you again to teachers to fellowmen. For my will is, that light is brought into your world of thought. My will is, that truth shines brightly and displaces error. I myself can only through you earth children let light radiate, if compulsion is not to be done to the free will of men. And where now this free will lets my light of love and wisdom radiate into it, there work can be done to the blessing of fellowmen, for there I myself work through those men - and I protect them from erroneous thinking for the sake of truth.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6188.
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