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And still the word of God is the only rescue for men.

Work of the opponent: Resistance against God's word.

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The earthly world is still the sphere of influence of the opponent of God, because it consists of what has fallen away from God, of the spiritual which is bound in the earthly creations, in matter, which according to its will is still turned towards the opponent of God, except it cannot be forced by that one to fulfil the will of the opponent. Read more:

Bertha Dudde:

 

Work of the opponent: Resistance against God's word.

2. February 1955. B.D. NR 6182.

The reason it is understandable that men are opposed to God's word is because the opponent of God can influence them as long as they strive for his kingdom, thus granting him himself power over them through the desire for earthly goods, which he uses well by influencing them against everything which is true, full of light, good - so that they also oppose the word of God, which however is the most valuable thing on earth, which they should strive for. The earthly world is still the sphere of influence of the opponent of God, because it consists of what has fallen away from God, of the spiritual which is bound in the earthly creations, in matter, which according to its will is still turned towards the opponent of God, except it cannot be forced by that one to fulfil the will of the opponent. But man in the state of free will is a suitable object for him, which he now seeks to bring to heel. Because he wants that this one again turns completely towards him, that he afresh states his resistance against God. And as man still has a weak will, as he has not yet firmly decided on God, whose kingdom he does not see, that one lures him with his kingdom, which has far more attraction for men because everything is put in front of their eyes. But through God's word they are referred to the transitoriness of the earthly - through God's word it is held in front of them how a life can have an effect, when it is used properly or wrongly - through God's word men is warned and admonished. And he can reach his goal with ease, when he makes the word of God the guiding principle of his thinking and acting. But that is what the opponent of God seeks to prevent, to not lose, what belongs to him. He knows it that God's word as the eternal truth also has the power to influence men right and that they then are finally lost for him. That is why all his efforts are always only meant for preventing men from accepting the divine word, and that is why he instils the feeling of resistance into them, and they listen to him, because at the same time the world with its goods lures them. Who has already more freed himself of matter, he rather focuses his attention on the spiritual kingdom, and he also rather is captivated by the word of God - even if he at first has not consciously the desire for the kingdom of God - but he accepts without resistance, and it will then also not miss its impression on him, because the word of God holds power as soon as the resistance is given up. In the end-times they struggle for every soul, and the opponent of God greatly predominates because men themselves grant this to him, because they are material to a degree that everything spiritual fades for them, that they do not first check, but the reason they do not want to know about the divine spiritual is really, because then they would have to put back the world - which however is endless more worth for them. And still the word of God is the only rescue for men, because it enlightens them and at the same time gives light and strength - but the freedom of their will is not touched, and that is why man himself decides to whom he turns. And thus he himself also creates his fate in eternity.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6182.

 

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