11. Only now did Enos compose himself and ask in all earnest: “O You Most High, what better question should and could I, a miserable man, ever come up with than precisely the one You just indicated to me? So I am asking You in accordance with Your will: Why am I here?
12. “O You Most High, You holy Father, if it be Your most holy will You could surely reveal this to me."
13. Thereupon Abedam told him: "Yes, truly true, you could never have found a more important question; For just as you have now asked, millions of very blind men will once be asking; but then it will be indescribably more difficult to come up with a suitable answer.
14. "For they will all be asking from all directions: 'Why are we here? What shall become of us? Where shall we go, what do, and why? Who and what are we?', and the like.
15. "But then they will not receive an answer as you do now. And the answer, which you are now receiving from Me, will soon become lost for a long time.
16. "Only towards the end of the wicked rule of the world will I again reveal it to the poverty and insufficiency, to the innocence and minority of harmless children.
17. "And this is the answer quite briefly: Man is here for the sake of life, not life for his sake.
18. “Thus man was created by Me so that he may absorb life and not vice versa.
19. "He was not created in the fullness of life, but merely able to absorb it gradually.
20. 'Therefore, no one can know perfectly what life is until he has completely absorbed it.
21. "No one can prove life to another with all rhetoric, but whoever has life, with him it proves itself in all its fullness. He will then need no other proof forever, having the fullness of life itself within, which is the alone comprehensible and valid proof of life.
22. "If someone does not have life, wherewith is he supposed to comprehend life?
23. "Thus, only life can comprehend life, but the dead cannot. The latter can, of course, by virtue of his needfully enlivened soul, gradually pass into life if the soul wants it. But he will not be capable of comprehending life until he has absorbed it in its fullness.
24. "Behold, this is why you are here. Absorb life, for the sake of which you are here, and you will comprehend life as Enoch is now comprehending it whose whole being is now filled with great joy because of it.
25. "Go now and open your heart so that you may become aware of life; then come back in order to grasp the fullness of life out of Me. Amen."(HHG vol. 2, chap. 126 )
6. When Lamech had heard this from Brudal, he at once turned to Enoch and addressed the following words to him, saying: "Listen, mighty friend of the Lord! You are surely also seeing what makes me nearly expire with amazement; do tell me how this can be. For it is true that all things are possible to the Lord and great things to you through Him, - but turning my poor fruits into these fine ones, look, this is incomprehensible to me.
7. "It will be an easy thing for the Lord to create the most wonderful, finest fruits in the way of His eternal order; but is it not against His holy order to make the finest and very best out of the poorest? In short, this matter is to me too obscure and thus too incomprehensible; so enlighten me on it.”
8. And Enoch smiled at Lamech and said to him: „O dear brother, you are getting excited asking about a lock of sheep's wool; but you seem to miss the point.
9. "You now ask me in your heart saying: 'What is this important point, and where is it?'
10. "You said just now it seemed to you that the Lord owing to His eternal, holy order could not create precious and good things out of bad things.
11. "Did you not hear that the Lord when He created them called all things good? Where, then, are the bad supposed to be?
12. "I tell you: Nothing in the world is bad except man when he turns in his heart from the Lord; and if man is so wicked and bad, then the whole world is for him wicked and bad.
13. "If you are pure within your heart, everything will be pure for you, that is, you will behold everything in truth; but if your heart is impure, everything will be to you like your heart.
13] But is the Holy Spirit perhaps in, for example, the wise state laws, laws of war, all sorts of ordinances, and even in the sharp, manifold ecclesiastical disciplinary laws? - Indeed, I cannot find Him there!
 Why not? - Because in everything not I, but only worldly ruling advantages are the reason! Everybody wants to reign, the emperor and the king, the prince, the count, the baron, the knight, the lord of 'the merchant, the citizen, even the peasant, and of the emperor, of course, all his civil servants as if they represent almost everywhere the personality of the emperor himself.
 There must indeed be an emperor and a king and a prince; but they should not be there because of the rule, but because of the leadership, that the peoples would be led to Me by their leadership! But they are often only derived from Me and turned to the world, were not made strong, but only weak, so that they are easier to control in their weakness!
 Question: Is it the effect of the Holy Spirit, if the ruler sees in his subjects nothing but serfs, if he can go back on his word that he uttered at all times? - The ruler should be a leader and a comforter of his people and should give them laws that are not derived from pagan laws, but those of Mine; then he would be a righteous regent and the Holy Spirit would work with him, as he did with David and other worthy rulers. (Explanation of the Scriptures, chap. 19)
Ephesians 5:2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
26For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead. (James 2)
John XIV, 23: "Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."
(March 24, 1872)
A few words suffice to explain this verse, for it is quite natural that a man having an affection for somebody else, who is in a higher position and wiser, will do everything possible to gain the esteem and love of his higher-ranking friend or master. He will seek to prove his affection and love through acting in accordance with his higher-ranking friend's or teacher's instructions and advice.
If this is the case, the affection of the one will be requited by the other's love. Thereby a spiritual understanding is created as among members of a family who live in harmony with each other. That is the approximate meaning of these words I once spoke to My disciples and which were an admonition to adhere to the once chosen path also after I had gone, when a visible influence through My words and deeds was no longer possible and to keep My Word and live accordingly out of love for Me. I said this to My disciples deliberately in advance, since I knew to what temptations and influences by the world they would be subjected in the execution of their mission.
On account of this I also called their attention to one point which they had not comprehended as yet, namely, that I and the Father are One and that he who saw Me had also seen the Father, for - as already mentioned in an earlier text interpretation - their thinking was still too human.
54. POVERTY AS EDUCATOR
 Say I: “Good and true, and I cannot at all say that you have spoken one untrue word; but imagine a planet where all men without any special employment or other activity on their part are excellently provided, recognizing that they are able to live without any trouble whatsoever, and within a short time you have your North European inhabitants before you!
 Your North European people, once in Asia, the cradle of humankind, were equally and better provided with everything than now your Romans, and had enjoyed direct upbringing from the heavens; and there were sages among them the like of which the Earth has not carried until Myself; but what was the result? They ate and drank with cheer, became more sluggish by the day, falling into their present state by generation; but now in such their most pitiable condition they have to earn their most meagre physical living by the sweat of their brow, but are nonetheless not entirely bereft of sages and teachers.
 And behold, such very poverty shall place them on a developmental level that shall surpass the contemporary Roman one in every way.
 Hence it would not be beneficial for man to be all but fully provided physically. For he would then become so indigent as not to care about anything. And this striving after indigent, unconcerned peace is again an attribute of the so-to-say dead body. The soul, which for the most part still has to create its formal consistency by the appropriate activity of the body, would in the carefree peace of the body also rest, because within her too the bent towards inactivity originally predominates.
 Through the painful demands of the body the soul initially is awoken from her lethargy; for she senses that a completely care free physical existence could give her simultaneous death with the body. Hence she pulls every lever to provide for the body as best it can be. Since she nevertheless is terribly afraid of death, she begins next to her care for the body to also investigate life in actuality, and whether the soul would continue to continue to live, even though the body would be laid to rest.
08] Behold, you now fear to sin before Me if it’s My fatherly wish that you give Me some childlike advice, realizing that My divine, eternal wisdom never ever needs any council and I therefore also manage everything in the best way - whatever the situation may be!
09] If this is undeniably true, how is it that you have asked Me for various things and I have always granted and given you what you have asked Me for? What else is such a petition but a devout suggestion by which the petitioner tells Me in a pious manner what I should do?!
10] Does the petitioner not know that I am supremely wise most loving and good? And if he knows that, how can he ask Me for something? He must necessarily assume that I, as supreme Wisdom and Love, will surely do, without his request the very best and wise thing, at the right time
11] Consequently, what a great and evil sinner must be the one who through his request and suggestion wants to move Me to do something for him contrary to My supreme divine wisdom?" […]
20] I, as the Father, do want My loving children to advise Me as if I needed their advice, and I will also let them do things as if I needed their deeds and support.
21] For all these things I do as a Father to my children out of My great love, and I guide their advice and deeds in such a way, that I still reach My goal.
22] Therefore, you, My little daughter, must advise Me now what I should do, and I shall do only what you suggest to Me!"
(HHG vol. 3, chap. 1)
01] But when Lamech heard such new invitation from the Lord, according to which he could still come up with another question, although it had already begun significantly to dawn in the east, he was overjoyed and without much hesitancy he came up with the following question, saying:
02] "O Lord, You holy and most loving Father and Creator of all angels and people! See, life on earthas trial of the spirit would in and of itself serve its sublime purpose quite well, if only one most unpleasant matter would not be coupled to it; this matter, however, is the ability to feel terrible pain!
03] Why must this body be able to feel pain? Why must cause it me pain if I bump into something, or if I fell somewhere or if I cut, pinch or prick myself? Why must so often develop very annoying pains in the body? Why does the fire burn me so unbearable and why must the woman give birth under such great pain?
04] Behold, O You dear, holy Father, I absolutely can not tolerate this in the sphere of life with this my recognition and would like therefore to know from You, the Creator, the reason for this sad phenomenon!
05] For I presume with great confidence that the life of the spirit is completely without pain.
Therefore the life of the body could in a similar manner also be surely completely without pain! - Am I right or not?
06] And the Lord, looking at Lamech very compassionately, said to him: "Listen, My son Lamech, this time you have not even have the semblance of truth and rightfulness on your side!
07] Tell Me in your mind: Would any form of life even conceivable if it was not receptive of
impressions of all kinds? if you had no feeling, would you still be alive?
08] But lets assume hypothetically that man perceives all impressions as pleasant, for example such as the act of procreation. W ould man not begin soon to destroy himself by continually bump, beat, stab, cut and burn himself and within one year there would be no limbs left on the whole of his body?!
09] Without any sensation - whether pleasant or painful, is only absolute death.
10] Thus pain is indeed life's biggest benefactor and most trustworthy protector, without which life could in no way be imagined to exist.
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