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I cannot be found there where I am announced in a way which is just idolatry.

Formalities, rituals. Right worship.

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But what goes beyond this, what does not accord with my love teaching, what is felt by men as burden, because it touches the free will of men everything, what contradicts my simple way of life on earth, what further was added to my divine love commands, causes my displeasure and is not suitable to train true members of the church, which I myself have founded on earth. Read more:

 

Bertha Dudde:

 

Formalities, rituals. Right worship.

6.1.1953. B.D. NR. 5571a.

Seek the core and do not enjoy the shell. How urgently I would like to urge you men to do this, that all formalities do not get you one step further, that only your inner life has to be awakened, that you can only then show a spiritual success when you strive spiritually. And as long as the external is still worth something to you, as long as you are still captivated by rituals, so long you cannot yet be introspective, because as soon as you direct your spiritual eye inwards, all externals have an effect on you like shades, you close the eyes and turn away from external splendour and ceremonial acts, because you then see the right light inside, which goes out from myself, which I arouse in every man who truly strives inside, who makes an effort to establish the right union with me, who now works on himself - who earnestly and truly seeks me. From him I let myself be found, and he will then also understand why I want to be called upon in spirit and in truth. But bear in mind that my kingdom is not of this world. So what still belongs to this world is a barrier to the spiritual world, to my kingdom, where material things no longer exist; Bear in mind that all matter is still controlled by him who rules in the world, and that it is his effort to offer you glitter and splendour, matter which blinds the eyes, to darken me to you through it, to keep you away from true spiritual striving; bear in mind that he makes use of everything which is still his part, to endanger you. Who earnestly seeks union with me, he may go into his closet and there call upon me, i.e., he may withdraw into silence and direct his thoughts inwards, and he will certainly find me; whereas a man will hardly be able to collect his thoughts where the world so obviously presents itself to him, where the eye can only always see and no true devotion is. I cannot be found there where I am announced in a way which is just idolatry, because the idol is paid tribute to which still animates all matter. My kingdom is not of this world. My words were so clear, and everyone could understand them and will also understand them, who earnestly strives for me and my kingdom. But you do not find my kingdom in the world, which still belongs to my opponent. Give up all externals when you want to serve me right; make a point of my love teaching only; follow it eagerly, and you then serve me so that I find pleasure in it.
B.D. NR. 5571a.

 

Formalities, rituals. Right worship.

7. January 1953. B.D. NR. 5571b.

In all churches, where I am announced, you men hear the basic teachings, which can lead you to eternal happiness. If the teachings just die away at your ears, then they will also be of little use for you; but if you let them penetrate into the heart, then the seed, which is put into you, is fertilized and comes up, soon setting the whole field, your heart, in luxuriant vegetation life is awakened in you, and the teaching of Christ, my word, which was announced to you, produces marvellous fruit. You mature at your soul and are approaching completion. For that reason each one church can help you to happiness, which makes my word accessible to you, but the receiving of my word is first condition, and this word is offered to you, when the teaching of Christ is imparted to you, which also gives you knowledge about Jesus Christ, the son of God and redeemer of the world. Only through Jesus Christ you men can be happy, therefore knowledge must also be supplied to you about him and his work of redemption, and only through the fulfilment of his love commands you can approach completion, and for that reason you must also be instructed about his teaching. Where and how this teaching of Christ is imparted to you is unimportant, but that it is imparted to you, is urgently necessary, why I bless all announcers of my word, who seek to make me myself accessible to men, who testify of me, I who walked as man Jesus on earth and brought salvation to men. What is therefore suitable to inform men about my suffering and dying on the cross, of me becoming man and of my work of redemption, what is suitable to stimulate them to follow me, to move them to a life in unselfish neighbourly love, that is also according to my will and is blessed by me, no matter which school of thought aims to achieve this. But what goes beyond this, what does not accord with my love teaching, what is felt by men as burden, because it touches the free will of men everything, what contradicts my simple way of life on earth, what further was added to my divine love commands, causes my displeasure and is not suitable to train true members of the church, which I myself have founded on earth. For where love is taught, it must also be practised itself i.e., where need is, it is to be alleviated. And to whom I give earthly goods, he is to utilize them in the service of neighbourly love; he is to alleviate trouble according to best powers and ability. If this first commend is disregarded, so also no blessing is to be expected, although my love teaching is announced, for then they are just empty words, which still have produced no transformation of the nature, then my word has therefore not yet come through to the heart, then it has not yet become alive in the heart of man; a seed has fallen on stony ground and for that reason could not come up. Nothing else can earn you eternal life in happiness than only a life in love. And where this teaching is preached to men quite urgently, there my Gospel is announced in truth. And were my love teaching is now given full expression to, there the right worship takes place, which pleases me and which earns you an unsuspected blessing.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5571b.

 

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