75. THE NECESSITY OF EARTHLY TRIALS
 I said: “Yes, yes, this is the very knot, which I after the explanation of the brain have discovered not only in you but in several of you, and therefore have asked you to ask.
 It goes without saying, that God, as the highest and purest love from eternity always unchanged, can never be in any way loveless, and that He will apply in the most enlivened manner all services and means available to Him, to cure any no matter how ill soul. However, He cannot take away the soul’s own characteristic self, but must leave it untouched and place the soul in such conditions, which she, if everything else is to no avail, can better her through a kind of humiliation!
 In the extreme case this road of course can become extremely cumbersome; however, nobody is guilty about this than the soul herself, who has become too obstinate and stubborn, and who of course became like that, because of her imperfectness of which I have told and explained to you before.
 But this is the full-strong, very own will of the soul; she wants it like this and always does, what she thinks is best! Now, in this case an omnipotent and most powerful counteraction is
of no use; because this would cause the soul the most unheard of tortures – for already the softest influence causes her the most inexpressible pain; just think what she has to endure with a too
 God in Himself is the highest fire of all fires and the strongest light of all light! But who can endure a fire if he himself is not fire and endure the highest light if he himself is not light?! There, look at the left brain which is still here! Do you see any fire therein or any light, shining only as bright as a little glow-worm in the night? What does it take until this brain becomes completely fire and the brightest light?
 My eternal complete free will is the law over My thoughts and ideas that have indeed since eternity only their visible existence in Me. However, if according to My love it would please Me to bring them to a firm and independent existence, then My wisdom places My will as law over My thoughts and ideas, and then those become realities, as if outside of My Being. And further, they have to continue to exist as external independent realities as long as My love and wisdom allows My will as law of all laws to rule expertly and efficiently over them.
 And look, so is also the survival of the devils a law that has been placed in them, besides the still personal free will. As long as they do not want to acknowledge Me as the One who I was since eternity, still am and eternally will be, so long will My compelling law also not move away from them, for if I would take away My compelling law, then their independent existence would come an end.
 If an already independent existing being improves his life out of his free will now or only after a for you unimaginable long time, and turns to the Kingdom of the truth, is for Me the same. And I will not change My eternal order one hair’s breadth for this reason. However, he who wants to have it differently can also do that, because all means are given to him for that. (GGJ Book 18, chap. 85)
That I am the Creator and you the created beings is a necessity for both sides, and it is a fact that cannot possibly be changed, even not for Me. If I want created beings, I have to create them the way I want them, and no creature can be asked beforehand whether and under what conditions it wants to be created. It depends on Me alone how I want a creature to be.
9 Therefore, since the creature is a necessity of My will, and since, on the other hand, My will as the basis for a creature's coming into existence and being, also, a necessity for the creature – in this particular point, neither the Creator nor the creature have any special advantage one over the other. Just as I, the Creator, am a necessity for the created being, the latter is a necessity as a point of support of My will.
10 However, the situation changes considerably when the Creator wants His creatures to become free beings of independent strength and power similar to Himself. For then, the creature enters quite a different sphere of life. Through the free, living, powerful Word, the Creator provides the created being with a power of its own. By diligently and actively tending this, the created being can develop it to full maturity within itself and thus become a free being of independent power.
11 Only then does true meekness arise, being the sole means by which the created being can completely extricate itself from the compulsion exercised by the Creator. Then it is able to stand before Me, the Creator, as an independently living, mighty being, as if it were My second self. (Sunsets to Sunrises, chap. 183)
 Says also Murel: “Everything that is heard here is wholly unlike this world. And yet, pure human reason cannot object to it. Our boredom if we should suddenly become wise and omniscient like God and, on the other hand, God's boredom in the after all imaginable situation where He would never be perceived, felt, heard and seen by His created beings, children and even angels – these truly are two opinions and possibilities every deep thinker must necessarily respect. Certainly, no templar has ever dreamt of it; yet it is true. No matter how I now think and reason, I cannot find any objection to it, although the expression 'God's boredom' sounds somewhat peculiar. But no matter how I look at it, it remains true, and very true at that. I just remember another very fitting example for this new truth which I have to tell you!”
 Says Mathael: “Brother, out with it at once! For we can only expect something real, good and for this matter useful to come from a mind enriched by so many experiences!”
 Says hereupon Murel: “Not actually because of that, but so that you should see how I have understood all this. I imagine a man endowed with all wisdom and all alone on God's earth. He
would certainly try to communicate with other people, provided they were there. He searches all over the earth to its remotest corners, without finding a living and thinking being. His great wisdom becomes a burden to him, for whatever he does and creates is recognized and admired by no one. How would such a man feel after a greater length of time? Must he not despair? Would not the most horrible boredom consume him?
05] Here Lamech fell silent in all earnest; for during the speech of the Lord he begun to feel and thus livingly recognized from the grounds of grounds what God is in His being and what the created man is in his own being.
06] And he thought by himself, how man in all his parts so entirely depends on God and with his own strength he is not even able to do one breath, let alone to create a clear idea in himself, and also became more aware of the fact that this same omnipotent, holy, eternal God is now at his side and talks to him.
07] Therefore he became so much affected and humiliated that he dared not continue to talk.
08] But the Lord soon recognized such embarrassment of Lamech and then told him: "Listen to Me,
My son Lamech! Can I help it that I am God forever, alive out of Myself and you a creature out of Me? Is it possible to change this relationship? Can you become an everlasting God and I your creature? Behold, these are things that are even impossible for Me!
09] I as little as you will ever be able to reverse this order; because if it would be possible that I could squirm down to a pure creature, the moment when I lay down the eternal Godhead in order to hand it to you, the whole creation, including you, would perish up to the very last atom.
10] But if such occurred, what would you have of such change and what would be left for Me then? - You would be no longer there; and I would need to take up the deity again and if I wanted to have beings around Me, I had to create them anew and call you back into existence again, since I certainly wanted that you were beside Me!
11] But I mean that you now realize, what under the conditions of my eternal order is possible and what there is impossible and also will realize that I as the eternally unchangeable God surely do everything to get close to My creatures and the children stemming from them and to fill all chasms between Me and them so that they can interact with Me as with their own kind and can learn from Me their eternal living destiny in which then between Me and them merely a moral difference should prevail, according to which they should become their complete own masters in Me and next to Me forever.
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