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Because it would certainly be easy for God to announce his will audibly to men but the results of this would not be people desiring him of their own free will but creatures fulfilling his commandments in fear and blind obedience. But when God uses a mediator to whom he reveals his will – these revelations now perplex fellow man on the one hand, but on the other hand do not force him to accept them as divine revelations, then man is left with free will that way; no compulsion makes man unfree, and this is of greatest importance. Read more:

What is the reason that the spiritual world it not visible to us? Why can’t we with our senses, our outer senses, perceive this real, permanent world? Why can we only experience this passing, temporary, material world?

It has something to do with our free will. If we could perceive this spiritual world then our decision to acknowledge it as existing and to comply with it would be inevitably given and we would act in such a way that we would comply with the demands of this spiritual world, therefore live so as it is demanded, therefore strive for the good.

But this wanting to live according to the laws of the spiritual world has to come out of ourselves. We ourselves have to develop this will to live according to the commandments of the spiritual world and that is because we once lived in the spiritual world and also perceived in completely, but then made the decision to reject it and to not fulfill its commandments. And now we have to cancel this decision, and also again out of our free will. It has to be our own decision to again be good without being forced by outer influences to do it.

Here in this material world we have to suffer when we violate its laws. When we run against a wall with our head than it hurts. When we run against a spiritual wall then our body does not hurt, our soul only, and that the body does not feel.

When we really would be such good people, as we most of the time think, then we would automatically fulfill the laws of the spiritual world. And that is exactly the test we have to pass in this short time on earth. It has to be found out whether we really are good people and want to be; whether we are genuine.

Today I read the following message from Bertha Dudde which is about finding out whether we fulfill the commandments of the spiritual world, to love God above all and our fellow man as ourselves, “To love God the Lord, above all and the neighbour as oneself”:

 

Receiving of the divine word unusual favour.

2. May 1940. B.D. NR. 1405.

It is an unusual favour to be allowed to receive the word of the Lord because it gives man on earth also unusual power to strive up. The smallest indication, when it is followed, supports the soul in its development and so it is saved from many hours of doubts and faith weakness, which a person has to overcome who does not really find the inner connection to God. For the receiving of the word is always only the effect of the most intimate bond with the heavenly father. And the father will always give to the children accordingly, who come to him in all closeness and who wish to associate with him in a most childlike way. Always the strength of the desire for God is the standard with which also the power of God is allotted. And man can accomplish incredible things the more intimately he associates with God because he also receives unbelievable power. To leave oneself completely to God will bring about a complete penetration with divine power, and then the earth child is able to do what is incomprehensible to fellow men. Only the will is required to serve God and to help fellow men to deserve the extraordinary favour to receive the divine words. Because this will testifies that man makes an effort to fulfil the commandments of God – to love God the Lord above everything and the neighbour like oneself. He desires as it were the word for the rescue of the souls of his fellow men; he recognizes the spiritual misery and wants to redress it by him wanting to influence fellow men with enlightenment. And this will earns him the divine gift of favour because everything wanting to serve God is welcome to God on earth as in the hereafter. Only the serving in love brings redemption, although the fight on earth about the rescue of erring souls is often a difficult one and the good will of man hits most of the time on hard resistance. God’s love is constantly meant for these erring people and when man also stands in love and only makes himself available as mediator for the Lord, the love of God can have an effect through this man, without appearing as compulsion of faith for men. Because it would certainly be easy for God to announce his will audibly to men but the results of this would not be people desiring him of their own free will but creatures fulfilling his commandments in fear and blind obedience, which, as judged beings, could never gain the childhood of God. But when God uses a mediator to whom he reveals his will – these revelations now perplex fellow man on the one hand, but on the other hand do not force him to accept them as divine revelations, then man is left with free will that way; no compulsion makes man unfree, and this is of greatest importance. Every man must come to the father out of free will – he must seek God, then God will also let himself be found, und enough indications to God’s eternal glory are offered to man so that he can send his thoughts to the creator and can also desire him. The awareness to be able to receive power out of God is something exceedingly wonderful; it lifts up man beyond the heaviness of earth, and his earth life is certainly an easier one than without the use of this divine power. Therefore many are called. Everyone is entitled to the possibility to use the power out of God, to contact him and therefore to be bearer of divine power. But only few are chosen – only few use the divine offer and obligingly receive the power through their desire for the Lord. And that is why God can only give to few who intimately connect with him and as it were declare their consent by wanting to work with him and for him. Serving – God and the neighbour – is your life’s task, which you can cope with easily and effortless when you make use of the power out of God. And God imparts it to everyone who wants to receive it. You cannot assess the favour to which you are all entitled, which you just need to use and which brings in unbelievable blessings to you – which guarantees your upward development and can form you to a light being still on earth when you recognize and desire it as such. And when the word reaches you which informs you of the divine will, also the power reaches you at the same time with it to fulfil this will. You are not allowed to worry that you cannot carry out what God demands of you because he himself is with you in the word; he strengthens and refreshes you and enables you to do everything what meets his will. And that is why you are to submit to everything without reservations what he demands of you. Because when you just want to, you succeed in everything what meets divine will. Man is able to manage unbelievable things, whose will is just meant for God – who just strives towards him because God’s wisdom and love recognizes his will and gives him strength for his intention. And the received word will always be the greatest power donator. Who assimilates this in himself will become noticeably aware of the power; his faith will grow strong, his vigour become active and his will always and constantly be placed under divine will, and therefore man will be able to have an redeeming effect on himself and his fellow men. Amen. B.D. NR. 1405.

 

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