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God alone knows it, where his spirit can express itself without resistance.

The spirit of God blows, where he wants it.

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As soon as you eliminate everything earthly and only make the spiritual kingdom the aim of your desire, as soon as you seek to broaden your knowledge on the spiritual area, as soon as you only seek to improve the state of the soul through the supply of that, what alone is helpful to it, as soon as you therefore only pay attention to that, what secures it a life in eternity, and do not take any notice of everything, what concerns the life of your body on this earth, you therefore strive for the spiritual, and then truly the spirit in you will lead you; it will express itself and instruct you from out of the inside, as it is helpful for your ascent development of your soul. Read more:

 

Bertha Dudde:

 

The spirit of God blows, where he wants it.

28. 29. and 30. January 1954. B.D. NR. 5864.

God's spirit has an effect, where he wants. God alone knows it, where his spirit can express itself without resistance; God alone knows it, who accepts his revelations without resistance and wants to utilize them, and God alone knows it, whose aptitudes allow the work of his spirit. It lies in his will, that truth may find entry among men and that error and lie are so illuminated, that man can also recognize them as such. It is his will, that men find the way to happiness, which is however always only the way of truth. And for that reason, he is always intent on, to supply truth to men, because he has only one aim: happiness of his creatures. Truth will always be fought and polluted through the influence of his opponent on earth ruled by him; it will always be interspersed with the lie and error, because this is the aim of the opponent of God, to withhold truth from men, to foil the recognition of and striving for God. And for that reason, pure truth must again and again be supplied from above to earth, which can only happen through the work of the spirit - through the pouring out of the spirit on a man. And God himself choses this man. His spirit works, where he wants it. This work of the spirit can only take place in free will; it will never be a compulsory act from the side of God, to determine a man to the acceptance of pure truth. It is a complete free matter of the will, and such a will completely surrendered to God, is well known to him - this will therefore opens the heart of a man, that the spirit of God can pour itself into it. But then the guarantee is also given, that the current of the spirit flows into man unimpeded, for where the preconditions age given for it, that God can supply to a man pure truth; there a spiritual protection wall is erected, which keeps off the impure, lightless influence, because a man, who has completely devoted himself and his will to God, now also stands in the light circle of God, which dark beings are not allowed to enter. It is God's will, that truth is supplied to earth, and for that reason it is also understandable, that this happens through a man, whose will has completely entered into the will of God, because he grants the opponent of God no slipping in any more - because God himself can now raise protection guards, whereto man himself gives him the right through his will turned to God. For that is the work of his spirit, that a bright light pours into the heart of man, from which every being of darkness flees. That God again and again supplies truth to earth, is substantiated in his love for his creatures, which he wants to lead to happiness; and that he now carries out his will, is not allowed to be doubted. He will therefore also choose men for it, who are suitable for the receiving of truth from above, but also prevent these from the receiving of error for the sake of truth, otherwise it would be impossible, that pure truth would find entry among mankind. But one thing must be emphasized, that one can speak of the pouring out of the spirit only, so far as it is about the supply of spiritual material - that under the supply of pure truth through the work of the spirit only knowledge about spiritual things is to be understood - the cognition of that, what can be called divine-spiritual. God can and will also give men instruction in earthly things on the mental way, whereby the correctness of these thoughts depends again on the spiritual state of man - but the process of the pouring out of the spirit cannot be brought into connection with earthly knowledge - why spiritual and earthly cognitions must always be separated, because both does not fall under the idea "supply of divine truth", although the thinking of a man, who makes an effort to live in divine order, can also be enlightened by the spirit and therefore according to truth. But verbal revelations, through which truth is to be supplied to earth, are to be assessed differently. (29.1.1954) As soon as you eliminate everything earthly and only make the spiritual kingdom the aim of your desire, as soon as you seek to broaden your knowledge on the spiritual area, as soon as you only seek to improve the state of the soul through the supply of that, what alone is helpful to it, as soon as you therefore only pay attention to that, what secures it a life in eternity, and do not take any notice of everything, what concerns the life of your body on this earth, you therefore strive for the spiritual, and then truly the spirit in you will lead you; it will express itself and instruct you from out of the inside, as it is helpful for your ascent development of your soul. And then also divine revelations can be granted to you according to the maturity of your soul, but which always only give you a light about that spiritual kingdom, about the spiritual connections, about spiritual origin and aim of everything created - about that, what your intellect alone could not fathom, and what is also not provable to you, as long as you stay on earth. Earthly problems on the other hand you can solve by virtue of your intellect, whereto a truthful result is indeed also the consequence of an enlightened thinking, when man strives for this through a right way of life pleasing to God. But exactly this difference must be paid attention to, that divine revelations have as content the life of the soul, the spiritual development of man and the knowledge about origin and final aim, the knowledge about the plan of salvation of God from eternity - but earthly questions man answers for himself, and indeed more or less truthfully according to the maturity of his soul. The more intimately man is connected with God, the more he will also feel his influence, the brighter his thinking will be and the surer he will also be able to answer earthly questions, for he allows the work of the spirit in him, which directs and leads him also in earth life. (30.1.1954) It is knowledge about the divine-spiritual, which is to be supplied to men and which can only happen on the way of a direct transmission from God on man, why preconditions must also be given, which allow such a direct transmission. It is a divine plan, which carrying out possibilities are only recognized by him himself and for which God himself chooses a suitable tool, as soon as the necessity commands it, to make mankind willing and able through the supply of pure truth, to pursue its ascent development. God alone knows the hearts of men; God alone therefore knows, with which earth child the preconditions for the receiving of divine-spiritual knowledge is given. And he then chooses it. The spirit of God blows, where he wants it. His spirit pours out truly into a vessel suitable for it, for it is about an extremely significant action of help: - to break through the spiritual darkness through rays of light, which go out from God himself. It is an occurrence, which can still bring rescue from spiritual death to many men - a way is shown, which leads out from the world of matter into a kingdom of light - it is a possibility, to cause men to turn back, as soon as they are of good will and grasp the hand of the father outstretched to them, who does not want his children getting lost for eternal times. And for that reason, also every recipient of divine spiritual revelations enjoys special protection of God, so that his work may be completed - so that the light of truth may illuminate the earth, in a time of deepest spiritual darkness, so that the short time may be used well, which still remains for men until the end.
Amen. B.D. NR. 5864.

 

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