4. Tell those who seek Me: I am the true 'everywhere' and 'nowhere'. I am everywhere where people love Me and keep My commandments and nowhere where I am only praised and worshipped. For is not love more than prayer and the keeping of the commandments more than worship? Verily, verily, I say to you: He who loves Me worships Me in spirit, and he who keeps My commandments is the one who truly reveres Me. But only he who loves Me can keep My commandments, and the one who loves Me has only one commandment - that he love Me and My living Word which is the true everlasting life. (HHG vol. 1, chap. 4)
Only he who walks in the spirit will reach the light, the original source of life. His share will remain forever and keep increasing. (HHG Vol. 1, chap. 1)
7. ''Thus there is only one thing man needs to care about, namely, to seek God, the holy Father, at all times; not just in one's need, but also in proper love on all one's ways. And he who has found Him as the supreme treasure shall not turn his back on Him again, but remain with Him, otherwise he will always be aware of his helplessness already when he is only halfway back and will have to recognize through bitter experiences that he cannot achieve anything without Me.
8. "For if someone calls My name but has his back turned to Me, truly, he will not be heard until his heart and face are turned towards Me.
9. "But note this: Such a second return will always be put to a severe test, and only then will it become evident how serious the heart is about it - for the world will mightily rage around him - , and the only word that will be heard is that of the heart.
10. "Make sure you understand this and do not ever turn your back on Me, but let Me guide and lead you everywhere! Amen."(HHG vol. 1, chap. 160)
6. And Abedam answered: "If instead of exploring you had loved the One Who has loved you already from eternity, your heart would not have become silent and you would now have light and the Word within it. However, you only wanted to know - and behold, knowledge is for life what the vapor of decay is to the light. With this vapor you have extinguished life together with the light in the heart. That is why it became dark within you and your heart silent. 7. "Many on earth will still have the same experience. And those who will do as you did will find it hard to regain life and its light.
8. "If you want to live, let be your seeking of knowledge and instead fill your heart with love. Then, with the regaining of life, you will receive also a proper measure of light.
9. "If all men compiled their knowledge, would they thereby gain a better cognition of God, even by a hair's breadth?
10. "What a difference there is between one who studies the laws and one who observes them!
11. "Does not the confusion of the law destroy the one who studies it, whereas the observer of the law becomes alive through it?
12. "You now want to say: 'But does one not have to know the law first before one can observe it?'
13. "And I say that on the one hand you are right, but in order to lead you to the true light I will give you a parable and you shall then judge for yourself.
14. "Behold, if you had two servants and the one, as you gave him a command, racked his brains all day long about it and did nothing but study its implications.
15. "But the other servant did not ponder much over it but went and out of love for you carried out your will.
16. “Tell Me, which of the two servants will you keep and entrust with many of the secrets and wishes of your heart?
17. "Surely not the scientific interpreter of your will; but the one who would always carry out your will.
18. "Do you think that this is different with God? Oh no, I tell you! With God it is exactly the same, for He does not care for the exploring spirit, but always only for the one that is active in love,
19. "So do the same and you will live and in one minute learn more from the great Lord and Father than with your thirst for knowledge in thousands of years,
20. “Take this to heart and act accordingly! Amen." (HHG vol. 1, chap. 165)
 I said: “A stupid and highly arrogant king, who however did not created his subjects, might behave not too friendly if a very simple and stupid person came to him and said: ‘O great king, I feel great love for you! Climb down from your high throne and let met hug and kiss you!’ The king will surely view this person as a complete fool and by his servants show him the gate; and if he doesn’t go by himself, he will have to endure castigation. However, should the subjects show such king true active love, he soon will accept them favorably and retributively and not showing anybody the gate.
 God, the everlasting truth, however, is not a stupid heathen of this earth. He Himself is pure love and hence also the highest wisdom Himself, why He also has created all worlds and the people out of Himself.
 Since He Himself is pure love, He wants that all people love Him above all and then also – because all people are His work – love each other like everybody loves himself. If God loves all people like a best father loves his children, why then should the people not love Him above all, once they have recognized Him in a right way?
 Verily, I say to you: Without the right love you will not find God, never recognize Him properly and will therefore also not be able to come close to Him! Only love shows you the right way to Him, your mind forever never! But who does not find the way to God, does also not find the way to his very own life and therefore walks in darkness and on the road of judgment and everlasting death. (GGJ Book 15, chap. 9)
THE RIGHT SEARCHING FOR GOD
 YOU also said that you do not care anymore for any deity because you searched already for so long for a true deity and despite your zealous searching not one came ever not even a bit close to you.
 Although you zealously searched for yourself a long time for a true deity, you still did not see any. But you also should realize that you searched for the true deity only very one-sidedly and selfishly. You only wanted to be sure yourself that there is a true deity as a great life’s friend for you and that the soul of man continues to live forever after the death of the body, but the people had to languish in their old foolishness and complete blindness and had to make offerings to you priests just like before.
 With the one, only true God however, a priest is not in the least given any preference compared even to the most insignificant person of the people. With God there is no hierarchy among men. To Him emperor and beggar are on one and the same level. Only that person will be favored by God who truthfully recognizes Him, who then loves Him above all, his fellowman as himself and who keeps the commandments of God as they were given by Moses, being humble in everything and who will not want from anyone something that is unjustified, that is in contradiction with the order and in contradiction with the will of God, neither with violence or cunningly, for all these deeds are an abomination in the eyes of God.
 But you priests always shamelessly lied to the people and deceived them. And thus you surely will realize now why the one and only true deity did not want to let Himself be found by you despite all your searching, because He saw all too clearly that solely out of worldly considerations you would leave the people in the old darkness, as this was also the case with many priests in Egypt.
 These knew about the one, only true God, but the common people had to believe what they were impressed on them to believe. And since these priests behaved that way, God struck them also with blindness, and in this blindness you are still now and will remain for a long time if you will not turn away from the world and begin to search God, His spiritual Kingdom and its pure justice with the right and in every respect completely true motivation.
 Whoever will not search God with all love, meekness, humility, patience and complete self-denial, will not find the One who is the greatest value of life. And whoever will not search and find God in this manner can also not expect exceptional help from Him.
 Although God, in His immense love, takes care of all people, as He also takes care of all creatures in the endless big universe according to His eternal, unchangeable order, He only takes care in a special and exceptional way of those who truly recognize Him, do His will that was revealed to them and truly love Him above all in all their actions.
 You really searched the one, only true God for a long time with great zeal, but ask yourself now if you ever searched Godin the manner that I have shown you now.
 I say to you: not the one who says: ‘Lord, Lord, where are You? When I as Your creature am searching You and call upon You from the dark deepness of the night of my life, why do You not let Yourself be found, and why do You not answer me by saying ‘Here I am?’, will find God the Lord and come to Him, but only the one who searches God in the manner that I have shown you now.
 Look, you read Moses and the prophets, and you clearly saw what God wants from men in the spoken-out, well-known 10 commandments, and you liked these commandments so much that you very often said within yourself: ‘Truly, in the whole world there are no laws that are wiser, more suitable for the true happiness and well being of all men, and one can justly assume that they really come from a divine Being.’
 But if you could say this within yourself, why did it not come once into your mind to put these laws into practice with yourself? If you would have done that, you would have found God already, but you found all kinds of worldly reasons not to put these laws into practice, although you admired them.
 Let these laws from now on become deeds with you, indemnify everyone as good as possible what you did wrong to them, and have for the being the firm will to do this. Then you quickly and easily will find the One whom you sought in vain for so long.” (GGJ Book 23, chap. 79)
 ON these words of Mine, the priest said: “Truly, very wise Master, inspired by God, I possess a great fortune. Is it sufficient if I spend three quarters of it for good deeds to those who suffered some damage through me according to the laws of Moses – which from now on I want and will completely observe them all – and if I would perform with that other one quarter other good deeds of neighborly love until the end of my life?”
 I said: “Friend, that is more than sufficient, for look, God is in Himself the eternal cleanest and purest love.
 If someone wants to take a woman because he needs a woman, but has no love, and does also not search that woman with love but only with his dull worldly reason, do you think that such person will ever find a good woman who is full of love for him? He will find a foolish woman, yes, one who will not marry that man but only his gold in order to squander it with others, but no woman who is full of love for him. Therefore, the one who wants to find a woman full of love must also search her with love.
 Whoever wants to search and find God, who is the purest love, must also search Him with the purest love in his own heart to which no other love for the dirty world adheres, no matter how insignificant it seems. And if he will search Him in this way, he also will most certainly find Him.
 When you were still a young man, you were fortunate to be pleasing to a very beautiful and very rich daughter of a patrician. You also had a great love for her and you would have received
her as wife if your great love for her would have been completely pure. But while that daughter, whom at that time was called a pearl of Rome, loved you very much without you noticing it more than necessary, it was her intention to be secretly informed about your love for her through ways that were unknown to you, and she soon discovered that you also had other maids for whom you also opened your heart.
 When the pearl of Rome knew about it, she soon turned away from you and showed no more love for you, and so she turned away her face from you.
 Then you became of course very sad. You still made a few futile efforts to regain her affection, and you also might have succeeded but you could not deny yourself and free yourself from your passion for the others by which you lost that pearl completely.
 And look, this is more or less how it is with God who is the eternal purest love. Only with the purest and completely spotless love you can and will find, see and praise Him and receive from Him the eternal life.
 It is for the one, whose heart is full of all kinds of worldly things, of course difficult to cleanse himself from them, but a firm will is a hard worker, and what seems impossible to you today will be tomorrow, and still further in the future, more and more easy to accomplish.
 But ask yourself now in your heart if what I have explained to you now, you also understood as you should.” (GGJ Book 23, chap. 80)
 Why are so many heathens who not only believe firmly and undoubtedly in a life of the soul after death like the best Jews, but also are firmly and livingly conscious about all this?! Why not you?
 But I will tell you what problem is in and with you! See, the problem is your arrogance, your self-love and the greed to shine before the people as pompous know-it-all and to argue everyone into the ground with the old chunks of world-wisdom! Who can say something or give any advice to you, if you constantly emphasize that everyone can only be taught by you, however, you by nobody? Therein lies the most dangerous arrogance and the saying applies: Who cannot be advised can also not be helped anymore!
 For as long you will prevail in this haughtiness, for as long you only will feel the everlasting death in you instead of life; since haughtiness drives the soul with all power into the flesh of its body, and the soul, in itself more and more inflated, becomes one with its flesh and in such condition she can feel nothing else than the death of the flesh.
 However, where the soul retreats from its arrogance and humbles itself, she also isolates herself more and more from her body’s coarse flesh and is only connected to it by its related nerve-spirit. Once this has taken place in the soul, she begins to become life-feeling, and if she furthers her love for her fellowmen and thereby also the pure love for God, whom she will soon and easily find in her humility, she thereby awakens her transcendental spirit out of God and begins to unite with it. Once this is in progress, she already enters the perfect, everlasting life and thereby starts to resemble God in everything more and more and the everlasting life has become a great clarity in her.
 However, for as long a soul remains in her world of haughtiness and allows beyond measure for her fellowmen to shower her with incense over incense, for as long she immerses herself more and more in her coarse flesh and therefore necessarily also more and more in the flesh’s death. Which words and which deeds can then provide for such deathful soul the proof that she continues to live after the death of the body and that there is only one and true God?!
 You now think of course that a highly wise, omniscient and almighty God, in one way or another could give to such people a light, so that he could become aware where he is standing. God always does this, but the haughtiness of man does not allow it that man could become aware of all this in himself.
 I say to you: Who begins to think that a God exists, who maintains and guides everything what is created, will soon recognized that everything that there is, is arranged well and purposefully. From the wise arrangement he also will see that the Creator, based on everything there is, must be extremely good. If man thinks about this a lot and judges in this way the Creator and the creatures, he will begin to love the Creator and from day to day, more and more the love for God in the heart of man will increase and become more firm and this love is then the transcendental spirit of man whose light penetrates the soul and whose life-warmth enlivens the soul. And once this is the case with a person, it is not possible for him to think about death in himself anymore.
 That every person can easily accomplish this with and in himself, you can infer thereby that every person has eyes to see, ears to listen, the smell-sense, taste, feelings and for everything the mind, reason and hands and feet and a free will, through which he can freely put his limbs into action and order his love. Thus equipped, he sees the sun go up and down and also the moon. He sees the stars and countless many species and types of creatures, which he can observe and from which he can recognize God the Lord more and more.
 Every mountain, every valley with the many fruit, every stream, all the different and with beauty decorated grasses, plants, brushes and trees and all the animals provide him with sufficient material to think about their origin and existence.
 If a person thinks about it, an inner voice will tell him, that everything could not have produced itself but that there had to be a highly wise, most loving and almighty Creator, who created and ordered all this, still maintains it and will maintain it forever in an always more ennobled and more perfect way, since for the human mind unimaginable long periods of time, He maintained everything until now.
 Who thus imagines himself a God and Creator, must also have a great respect for Him and awakens in himself an always growing love for Him. Once this is there, also the beginning for the soul to become alive in her spirit is there and continues to grow with an increase in the love for God, which increase takes place even more easily, because the love-spirit increasingly enlightens the soul and she increasingly attains more clarity about the being of God.
 If in this way a person has found the road to God and thus to the true, everlasting life, he can out of neighborly love show such to his fellowmen and become a proper guide for them and for that he will be provided by God with even more light and wisdom and his disciples will love him and support him in everything necessary. (GGJ Book 14, chap. 82)
 Since to really love God, one must try to understand God more and more. Who does not make this his primary objective, in the end must ascribe it to himself, when with him the inner feeling and consciousness about the everlasting life of the soul after the death of the body is only very weak and stays weak; for this true feeling of life is the very result of the true, living love for God and therefrom for the fellow-men.
 God in Himself as Father is in His primordial being love and thereby life itself, because this love and life are one and the same. Who thus has the love for God in himself, which is the only element of life, also has the true, divine, everlasting life in him. But who does not have such love, is dead in himself; his life is only a seeming life and therefore remains in judgment for as long until he not voluntarily has awaken and by his own actions enlivened the love for God. And see, it is therefore good for a true person, if he from time to time conducts such observations, of what presents itself to his senses for observation! (GGJ Book 14, chap. 46)
(The Lord) For who doesn’t know God properly, can never believe in God completely, even less so love Him above all and therefore can also not completely share in the spirit of God. Since from an incorrect recognition of God, because of the free will of man, in time all kinds of misperceptions are spreading among the people, which then sprawl like a thousand headed Hydra, turning people into servants of idolaters and blocking their portal to the true, everlasting life, so that they then as souls in the beyond can hardly ever enter; for what a soul can achieve here, in one day, for her life perfection, in the beyond she often cannot achieve in several thousands of earth-years. My old disciples have quite an extended knowledge about God; however, you new arrivals are all together still very weak in it and I therefore want to strengthen you.” (GGJ Book 15, chap. 99)
 However, your memory is not really your strongest asset, for asking Me such, what I have explained to you several times already at suitable opportunities, and you are still unclear about this main issue; since I have said earlier, the complete recognition of God is life’s central issue, because without it not a true, but only a confused human life is possible, which is why
I have shown to you from the very beginning what and who is God, but your memory is weak and short!” (GGJ Book 15, chap. 100)
‘LORD WHERE ARE YOU?’
Just the same - we who are one in love will at all times and forever be present to one another in the spirit!' 'Where your treasure is, there you will also be with your heart, wherein the main treasure dwells. When I become a costly treasure to you in your heart, truly, then you shall eternally never lose Me! For where I dwell in love, there I am in truth at home the most and eternally never leave such an abode. Allow Me, therefore, to constantly dwell in your heart, and I shall dwell in no seclusion for you! 'For only love can bear My presence, like one fire the other. And everything that is not fire will be destroyed and devoured by the fire. For that reason do I also withdraw Myself from the world, so My fire will not seize and destroy it. But never in any case ask: Lord, where are You? - For in that case I shall not say to you: Here I am! Instead carefully ask your heart if it loves Me, and I shall call out to you in your heart, which loves Me: Here I am at home in all fullness of My love, grace and compassion! -
(Childhood of Jesus, chap. 247)
Joseph answered: 'For the time being place only as much value on what has been told you as the words in themselves are worth, but await everything else in patience as the future brings it and you will fare best. See, the holy kingdom of the Messiah does not consist in asking and answering, but solely in patience, love, gentleness of manner and in complete submission to the divine will. For with God nothing can be unduly hurried, nothing forced and least of all can anything be obtained from Him by obstinacy. When the Lord considers it to be good for you, He will also lead you into the higher revelation. So conceive an immediate, living love to the God I have just revealed to you in all clarity - in this manner you will arrive where you really seek to be in the shortest possible time. Yes, such love will at once give you more life than you might gain with a million dead questions.' T
he captain agreed, 'Good, my highly honored, truly wise friend! I will do all that - but you must tell me this: How does one love your God, about whom one still knows too little?' And Joseph replied: 'As you love your brother and your eventual bride, so also love God! Love your fellow men as nothing but brothers and sisters in God, and in that way you will also love God. Do good at every opportunity, and you will have God's grace. Be compassionate toward everyone, and you will also find the true, living compassion with God. Furthermore, keep your temper in all things, be gentle and full of patience, and flee vanity, pride and jealousy like the plague - 'then will the Lord awaken a mighty flame in your heart and the powerful light of this spiritual flame will banish all the black shades of death from within you, and you will find all your questions answered in a most splendid and quickening manner!
See, that is the right way to the light and life coming from God. That is the right kind of love toward God - this road tread.' (The Childhood of Jesus, chap.146)
Chapter 218 - Faith Demonstrates True Humility of the Spirit
THEREUPON THE LITTLE CHILD said to Cyrenius as the latter began to investigate other matters on the little globe,
2 'Cyrenius, you continue to search in vain and promptly want the whole hand where I have shown you one finger!
3 See, that is out of the question; for everything requires its time and its established, immutable order!
4 When you see a tree blossom, you would of course already like to have the ripe fruit.
5 But that cannot be; for every tree has its time and its order.
6 'Now time and order are established by Me from eternity, so I cannot go against Myself;
7 neither can anything be taken away from time and from order.
8 I do indeed love you in all fullness of My divine power, but for all that I still cannot grant you even a minute of fleeting time,
9 for this must flow onward like an incessant stream and has no rest until it has reached the great shore of eternity, which is ever constant and unchangeable.
10 'Thus your continued probing into My mysteries is rather vain.
11 For by such an approach you still will not come a hair's breadth closer to My depths until the proper time.
12 Cease therefore from such inquiries and do not burden your spirit in vain - for at the proper time all that shall freely be yours from Me!
13 'Now you would like to fully comprehend why the middle is there where I am?
14 But I say to you: such you cannot grasp at present - therefore you should first believe and by faith demonstrate the true humility of your spirit.
15 Once your spirit by means of humility has reached the proper depth in itself, then you will also have a clear insight into My depths from this depth.
16 But when you exalt your spirit by searching My depths, then it will leave its living depth ever more and more, and thereby you will alienate yourself from my depths and not come near to them again.
17 'Yes, I will add: from now on all deep wisdom shall remain hidden from the wise of the world -
18 but it shall be laid into the hearts of those without guile, the weak children and the orphans!
19 For that reason become a child in your heart, and then will be the right time for your to receive true wisdom!'
20 Cyrenius was greatly amazed at this doctrine and asked the little Child, saying,
21 'Well, if so, then no one may learn to read the letters nor write the script?
22 For if You freely give all that to him who is worthy, why then the laborious learning?'
23 And the little Child answered, 'By means of proper and humble learning the acre is made fertile for wisdom, and that is also in My order.
24 But you must not look upon the act of learning as the end or as wisdom itself, but only as a means.
25 For when the acre is made fertile, I shall surely spread the seed from which the proper wisdom will sprout forth! Do you understand that?' - At this Cyrenius was silent and probed no more. (The Childhood of God)
The Long and Short Approach To God
CYRENIUS NOW ASKED the little Child, saying, 'O my life, why may or why should one not search more deeply into Your works?
2 Why did You declare such searching to be detrimental to one's love for You?
3 I would say it is just the opposite: Once one gets to know Your works in ever greater depth and clarity, one must obviously increase in love toward You and not become weaker therein!
4 For it is already the case even among us humans that a man also becomes all the more dear to us the more perfections we discover in him.
5 'How much more then will that be the case with You, the Lord and Creator of all things great, perfect and glorious if we learn to know You ever more and more!
6 Therefore I would really like to entreat You myself, o my life, that You would give me a bit more enlightenment concerning this unusual star.
7 For my heart tells me that I will be able to love You quite completely only then, when I am able to recognize You more and more completely in Your almighty, truly wise and wondrous works.
8 No one can really love You as the only Lord and God if he does not know You before that.
9 Thus our knowing in our souls who You are is in fact the chief reason of our love for You,
10 Just as I also first had to become acquainted with my wife before I could take her into my heart. If I had not come to know her, she surely would not have become my wife.'
11 Here the little Child smiled and replied, 'Oh My dear Cyrenius, if you were to give Me such wise instruction more often, I would surely become a thoroughly shrewd human being also!
12 See, you have really told Me lots of new things here.
13 But consider this: Just now you were a teacher to Me, for you tried to prove to Me that My warning in regard to overmuch searching in My works as being detrimental for the soul of man in the realm of his love toward Me did not apply - and that, on the contrary, such searching is the proper way.
14 How then should I, as your pupil, instruct you in matters still unknown to you?
15 If there are better grounds for love known to you than your God and Creator gives you, how then can you entreat Him for more profound enlightenment?
16 Or do you really suppose that God will allow Himself to be swayed to do something by reasonings arrived at and presented by men as if He were a judge according to worldly law?
17 Oh Cyrenius, therein you are still in very great error!
18 'See, I alone know My eternal order which is the mother of all things!
19 Out of this order you too have gone forth! The love of your spirit toward Me is your very own life!
20 Now if you want to turn this love away from Me all the more, when in fact you have Me right before your eyes in the flesh,
21 say, will such a foolish increase in your love really be justified?
22 'Yes, he who still does not know Me nor has Me in his heart, he may indeed attain Me in the manner you advocate -
23 but if someone already has Me on his lap, to what end should your gradual degrees of approach serve him?'
24 At this Cyrenius was greatly taken aback, took the matter deeply to heart, and no one asked about the comet any more. (The Childhood of Jesus, chap. 225)
 Say I: “There you are quite right. But it is most important that they recognize Me in their heart as what I really am, for their eternal life depends wholly on this. If they do not recognize Me, they cannot possibly recognize the One who sent Me into the world – and even less the fact that I and the One who sent Me are one and the same Being. As long as their heart does not recognize that, they do not have Me within them and thus also not eternal life and are spiritually dead. For I Myself am eternal life and through My teaching the way to it.
 Therefore, who does not accept Me and My teaching does not accept eternal life either and, consequently reap eternal death.
 However, I may still not force anyone to believe because any compulsion would be a judgment of the spirit which would give it death just as would the unbelief. Therefore it is even for God difficult to work in such a way that man’s soul is not harmed. If there is any compulsion through an ever so hidden force, he is under judgment. And if there is absolutely no compulsion, he remains an unbeliever, doubts everything and thereby proves that his spirit is completely dead. Who or what shall then enliven his spirit?
 He does not accept My life-giving word – and thus also not Me as the sole source of all life in the whole of infinity. Now ask yourself, where else could he obtain the life that I brought and want to give to all men?” (GGJ Book 3, chap. 66)
Whenever you will want to love Me, yet your heart is not strong enough to seize Me with ardent love, having to be content with some dull contemplations about Me (like somebody who, after a few sleepless nights, wants to grasp something with spiritual ardor yet is seized with profound dullness and a great desire to sleep exactly at a time when he tries to work in the fire of his spirit) remember that you are lacking in true humility; for that is the real fundament of all life.
16. "But if you do not have that, what then is your love? - A dream during the night! - What My mercy for you? - The touching, with a stick, of a stone! - What My grace? - A light to a rotten tree stump! - My Word? An inaudible tone to a dead clump of earth! - What My love for you? -- The blowing over an unfeeling shingle of a gentle breeze! - And, finally, what am I Myself? - Nothing but a dull imagery without existence or what is to an animal sleeping at the bottom of the ocean or in the bowels of the earth, the ray of the sun!
17. „Therefore, cultivate above all humility. Once you have found the innermost root of the same, you have also fully found Me in all might, strength and power, and My love, grace and mercy, including eternal life and its glory. (HHG vol. 2, chap. 12)
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