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That you men dwell on earth, is a result of your former sin of rebellion against God.

Cause and importance of the work of redemption.

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You are therefore as it were tied up, and this powerless, unfree state does not end with the death of the body, when you are not getting redeemed.

 

Bertha Dudde:

 

Cause and importance of the work of redemption.

12. and 13. September 1953. B.D. NR. 5768.

You are to recognize Jesus Christ as God 's son and redeemer of the world – and you will then also profess him before the world. But to be able to recognize him, you must first know about your great debt, from which Jesus Christ has redeemed you, otherwise his suffering and dying on the cross is incomprehensible to you and Jesus is for you not more than a man, who has lived good on earth and without sin and had to lay down his life for his ideas. Only rarely does a man think seriously about meaning and purpose of his earth life, and he has no knowledge of that, that the existence as man is the result of the great sin of rebellion of originally created spirits against God, which once separated from him in arrogance and thirst for power. It was a gigantic debt, which the spiritual had burdened itself – a debt, which could not be paid off for ever, when the individual was to clear it away, as the justice of God requires it. For an unthinkable long time indeed the being atoned for a part of its debt in a tied up state, but God’s mercy and love nevertheless gives it again the freedom, to give it once again the opportunity, to profess him, so that it can again comply with the original purpose. But this clearing away of the debt is never ever enough, for its size is immense, and a being burdened with debt would never ever be able to freely raise itself to God; the debt would always stand separating between God and the being, therefore the aim could never ever be reached, which God has set for the being once created by him. This original debt was therefore a fetter for the being, which it itself would never ever have been able to untie. It consequently had to either get redeemed with God's help or remain banished for ever from the face of God; it would never ever be able to find the joining together with God, which means happiness for the being. The spiritual world full of light also saw this hopeless state of the fallen spiritual, and the love of all beings having remained with God followed the fallen brothers into the depth. But one being from the kingdom of light offered itself to God for a mission for the rescue of the beings in the depth. It wanted to descend to them and in the place of the unhappy creatures make atonement for their sin guilt. It wanted to sacrifice itself; it wanted to pay with its life, what the beings owed to God. This light being offered itself to God as sacrifice and descended to earth, to move into a human form and to go a course of sacrifice in this form, as love only could go it. And the man Jesus took the sin burden of whole mankind on his shoulders and with it went the way to the cross. And God accepted the sacrifice, because love brought it. (13.9.1953) He allowed it that a man endured the greatest agonies; that he suffered the death of a criminal on the cross and that his soul fought with all powers of darkness. For he saw the love of this man Jesus or also – he as eternal love himself was in the man Jesus and this love wanted to pay the sin guilt of mankind. For through love, which the man Jesus brought in himself to development, he knew about the terrible lot of all men, and so the man Jesus made the sacrifice to God, which caused the knowing soul of light to descend to earth. That man had won the same cognition on earth through love, and his free will only was decisive – a man sacrificed himself for his fellowmen. And the love living in him – God himself – did not restrain him, but it itself was satisfied with this sin sacrifice and acquitted whole mankind from the sin guilt for the sake of this man Jesus.

That you men dwell on earth, is a result of your former sin of rebellion against God. But your existence as man is a temporary state, which should also be recognizable to you as a defective state, for you are powerless creatures subjugated to the law of nature, who can certainly freely want, but not act limitlessly. You are therefore as it were tied up, and this powerless, unfree state does not end with the death of the body, when you are not getting redeemed. And Jesus Christ has accomplished this work of redemption for you, however always left it up to you, whether you want to accept his work of mercy and favour. And for that reason it is up to each man 's own will, whether he departs from this earth redeemed, to only now lead a real free life in power and light, or whether he takes over there the fetter into the spiritual kingdom, to still spend eternities in it in unhappiness, when he then still does not take up the help of the divine redeemer Jesus Christ. You men cannot and are not allowed to go past Jesus Christ, and for that reason the cause and the importance of the work of redemption is to be made comprehensible to you, so that you are and do not remain ignorant, so that you can freely decide, before it is too late.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5768.

 

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