God will be the master teacher of him who wants to be taught by him.

Asking God for illumination of thinking - Comment on 2014 January 31

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Men must turn towards God who himself is truth when they want to receive truth and also recognize it as such. God himself is not allowed to be ignored; the power of the spirit must be requested from him, otherwise it cannot be effective in man and the thinking of man just remains intellectual thinking. Read more:

Today I read the following sentence in the then following message from Bertha Dudde: "And that it is what men mostly neglect that they ask God for the illumination of their thinking."

I recommend a prayer that is based on passages of the Bible: I am increasing in the knowledge of God.

This prayer is suitable asking God for illumination of thinking

To pray this prayer, and to pray it frequently, particularly also to understand the content better, will contribute to the progress of faith life.

But an important aspect here is making it a permanent matter, asking God regularly to expand the illumination of thinking.

This would therefore be a point, which could be added to two other points. One asks God for his favour, one asks him for his help – for his assistance, and now also for the illumination of thinking to become stronger.

Here now the message from Bertha Dudde:

 

God as master teacher. Power of cognition.

20. June 1943. B.D. NR. 2781.

Wise is who lets himself be enlightened by God, who therefore takes up his power, which his love and favour permanently wants to supply to men. Because he who receives a gift from God, he cannot remain in his degree of maturity; he must develop upwards; he must become knowing when wisdom is offered to him by God himself. Having God as master teacher guarantees deepest knowledge and purest truth. And God will be the master teacher of him who wants to be taught by him because the will alone is decisive which powers seek to transmit their thought material to men. Every instruction, no matter how unimportant it appears, completes the knowledge of man, when divine power supplies it to him, and divine power is always then at work when the receiver opens himself to this power, when he desires truth and aims at God. It is an erroneous thought that also powers turned away from God can supply spiritual gifts to earth when access is obviously not granted to these powers through a walk of life completely opposed to God. Because powers turned away from God will always want to negate the eternal divinity; they only want to give enlightenment to men in earthly things, and this also in a way, which would soon let their ignorance be visible. But when spiritual questions are asked, they are unable to express themselves, and to man striving for truth it is immediately recognizable when fellowman proceeds to the influence of such powers. But man striving for truth can unwaveringly abandon himself to the mental influences from above; he will always be shown right. The power of knowing beings in the hereafter is so great that they can keep all bad powers away from man. They watch over truth and the protégés entrusted to them when their desire is directed towards being taught by God himself. And they increase in wisdom and power of faith – because he who is knowing, he will also be able to believe firmly and unshakeably because with the knowledge he receives at the same time transmitted to him the power of cognition, which also lets him accept the knowledge as pure truth. To let himself be instructed by God is also the only way to truth because even when truth is imparted to him through fellowmen, man must ask God for enlightenment, for illumination of the spirit, so that he recognizes it as truth. And then he is taught by God; he has called upon him for help, and God as the eternal truth now initiates him into the knowledge, no matter which mediators he uses for this. And that it is what men mostly neglect that they ask God for the illumination of their thinking. They research and brood and believe being able to absorb wisdom intellectually; through books and writings they seek to appropriate knowledge, and all this can be dead material and therefore earn them no knowledge when they absorb it without having asked the assistance of God before. Men must turn towards God who himself is truth when they want to receive truth and also recognize it as such. God himself is not allowed to be ignored; the power of the spirit must be requested from him, otherwise it cannot be effective in man and the thinking of man just remains intellectual thinking. But man striving towards God will do nothing without having requested his assistance, and when he now recommends himself to the favour of God in believing confidence, his thinking will be illuminated; he will recognize truth as such; he will be convinced of it and show commitment for it also towards fellowmen; he will be able to represent truth because he has penetrated the knowledge which the love of God imparted to him because he desired to be taught by him. Amen. B.D. NR. 2781.

 

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