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Because without power supply out of God man is a weak being, and he achieves nothing on earth, as long as he withdraws himself from this power supply through his will, as long as he still stands under the influence of him, who is Godís opponent, who did not want to acknowledge God as source of power and because of that fell. Read more:

 

Bertha Dudde:

 

The power of the word. Ineffectiveness.

31. July 1950. B.D. NR. 4944.

The wordís power cannot become effective, as long as man reacts negatively against it. Therefore the word will also not be recognized as that, what it is: as radiation of the eternal divinity, as long as man does not want that it gives testimony to it. The inner defence is a visible influence of the opponent of God, because a good man feels beneficently touched, because the opponent of God has no power over these men. The divine word is the direct radiation of God Ė the love power of God can certainly get through everywhere, but it immediately becomes ineffective, as soon as it encounters resistance, otherwise the word would exert a certain spiritual compulsion on men, who still adapt themselves in opposition to God. The God-hostility does not just exist in the open rejection of God and obvious resistance, but man can outwardly appear as God-affirmative and still be inwardly full of contradiction against everything, what is connected with faith. And on such man Godís word remains completely without impression. His heart remains closed, because his intellect wants to say Ďnoí, what demands an affirmative attitude to be able to have a favourable effect. To offer this pure word of God out of heaven to these men does not promise much success, and these are those men, of whom it can be said, they are neither warm nor cold Ė who do not have the courage to openly reject, who are regarded as believing and still inwardly say Ďnoí to everything and often still influence fellowmen with their attitude. For these the divine word is therefore no source of power, because they only hear it according to the letter, and it has no spiritual meaning for them. These are those, who also doubt the book of the fathers, even so they openly profess it. And for that reason they will also read it without understanding, and it will rather confuse than enlighten their spirit. For the power is not able to reach the heart. It is just a dead word, because life is lacking, because man himself is dead in the spirit. And spirit must speak to spirit. Godís word is that power current, which again touches the divine spark, but only, so man is willing for it. All defence interrupts the current, because God gives nothing, what does not want to be received. And so it is comprehensible that the word of God is the more effective the more intimately it is desired. The longing for the divine word also secures the receiver an inexpressible blessing, and the power of God flows through him, who opens himself to the power current through his desire for it. He feels it, what fellowmen cannot grasp; he will comprehend, what is completely incomprehensible to that one, because through his desire he connects himself with God, a connection, which that one can never enter into, because he is far from God and does not make demands on his power to being able to approach him. Because without power supply out of God man is a weak being, and he achieves nothing on earth, as long as he withdraws himself from this power supply through his will, as long as he still stands under the influence of him, who is Godís opponent, who did not want to acknowledge God as source of power and because of that fell. Amen. B.D. NR. 4944.

 

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