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Theme 56. Fighting

 

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^ B.D. NR. 5913

Fighting or serving.

24. March 1954. B.D. NR. 5913.

Do not forget, that you must fight or serve. But the fight is not to be a fight against your fellowmen, against the weak and defenceless, also not, that one marches against the other, to overcome him, for the sake of earthly success. It is to be a fight against you yourselves, against faults and bad habits, vices and desires. This fight is not easy and needs all your powers; but so you become victor in this fight, it is for you a marvellous gain. But you can also choose another way, to win this gain - the way of serving neighbourly love. As soon as you serve, you also conquer yourselves, for you voluntarily change your nature. The power you need, to give up all faults and bad habits, you now acquire through your love work, and you receive a rich measure of favour - so you serve in love. For you have now as the first thing overcome arrogance, you have become humble and can now receive favour unlimitedly. You no longer need to wage war against yourselves, as soon as you serve in love. Serving in love is just another form of the fight against yourself, but with the same success, to gain victory over all ignoble, over all desires, over love lessness. Through fighting or serving the change of nature in man is carried out, but far easier is the serving than the fighting, and who is always a serving brother to his fellowmen, he finds far less resistance than the man, who makes the systematic self-conquest as aim, for he is not shown the patience and love from the side of fellowmen, which the former acquires through his behaviour against fellowmen. For that reason, it also says: Fighting or serving - because severe inner fights could have been spared the one serving, which the other often has to pass. A fight with the weapon of love is always promising, and truly he is the stronger, who serves in humility, for he reaches his aim quicker, because he is always given richly favour and power- which the fighter certainly also must request, otherwise he loses in the fight against himself. It is also supplied to him by God upon his prayer, so that he can succeed with his change of nature, but is only then achieved, when also he serves in love, when his self-love, after hard fighting, has become unselfish neighbourly love - when also he now receives power and favour through work in love.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5913.

 

 

^ B.D. NR. 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.

 

 

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