CHAPTER 81 What is fornication?
 One could say here, in the Sixth Commandment, that only "Thou shalt not do unchastity," and that fornication cannot be regarded as forbidden, since in the sixth commandment there is nowhere: "Thou shalt not commit fornication." But I say: What is whoring, of whatever kind, spiritual or carnal? It is a certain accommodation of vice in the following way: One philosophizes about the sinful possibility, places all phenomena in the realm of 'natural needs'. If one expresses to his own being the demand to satisfy them, then, according to his reason and his inventiveness, man does only something praiseworthy and fruitful, so that, for all the needs of his nature which are being demanded, he can bring about means by which the same goal can be accomplished , The animal must satisfy its needs in the most crude instinctive way, because it has no mind, reason, or inventiveness. In this way, however, man rises above the common, natural animal, that he alone can satisfy the requirements of his species in a refined manner. Therefore, the mind of the cultural man says:
 Who can account it a sin to a man if, with the help of his intellect, builds an imposing house for his habitation, and thus exchanges a former burrow or a hollow tree with it? Who can account it a sin to a man, if he refines the tree fruits, and produces from the sour apples and pears, something sweet and tasty? Who can account it a sin to a man if he builds a chariot, tames the horse, and then journeys much more comfortable than with his own weak, troubled feet? Who else can still account it a sin to a man, if he cooks and spices the natural fruits to his nourishment and makes them more tasty? Or create things in the world for another purpose than to be useful to man?
 How much beautiful and useful things have man discovered for his comfort and amusement! Would this be reckoned to be a mistake if he would pay honor to his Creator with his intellect, without which the body of the world would appear as uncultivated as a barren desert on which everything grows together in a chaotic disorder, such as cabbage, beets and stinging nettles?
12. And Abedam said to Eve: "Your distress is justified; but behold, here before your very eyes the foundation has been laid by Me for that source out of which one day a living water will gush forth over the whole earth, washing it clean of the old curse.
13. “With Ghemela the pure line will begin, and once the earth will be baptized over and over with the living water it will soon be purified through Lamech's fire out of the heavens, whereby it will be thoroughly cleansed of its curse and will again become a star in the firmament which will please Me, for its light will send far-reaching rays through all the eternal spaces of infinity.
14. "No other star of infinity shall tell of the most sublime wonders of My mercy as the earth will.
15. "But nowhere else let there be such a curse upon the serpent as on this scene of My mercy.
16. "I tell you, Eve: Where I have poured out My greatest mercy, also My greatest wrath shall be poured out.
17. "All the innumerable stars shall be judged according to their manner by the angels; but the earth's generation of serpents and vipers I Myself shall judge, giving it the deserved reward in the eternal fire of My most severe anger and My most bitter wrath.
18. "Verily, verily, the dragon of Cain with all his captives[i] will forever be punished in the densest fire of My wrath for his great iniquity and there will never be an end to their great pain, and no one will hear their fearful wail of torment. They will be plunged into total oblivion, and no one will ever remember them again.
 Then the rabbi took also a cup full of wine and drank it to the bottom.
 When he had the wine in him, he also burst out in a great eulogy about the wine and My power, and at the end of his eulogy, swinging the cup up high that was filled once more, he said (the rabbi): “Yes, You are indeed the One for who all the Jews and also the gentiles have waited so long. Therefore, hail You, Son of David, and hail also all men on Earth through You. Honor to God on high and honor to You, His Son.”
 I said: “Now your words were good, but if you will cry out once more ‘Hail the high gods of Rome’ death will not be far away from you. To be truthfully a friend for all men, whether they are Jews or gentiles, is good and right, and is also My will, for I also let My sun shine and radiate over the Jews and gentiles in the same measure. But to still strengthen men in their error, who languish for the truth in their old blindness, instead of guiding them to the way of the original light out of true, pure and selfless neighborly love, is worse than being a thief and a
street robber. Remember that, old, ambiguous teacher who often taught the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to the Jews with fervent zeal, but immediately after that, you went to the school
of the gentiles and then spoke lowly and scornfully about the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and made Him ridiculous. Be either a complete Jew or become a gentile if you find greater satisfaction in the heathendom for your chameleon-like1 soul.”
 The rabbi said: “Lord, be forgiving and merciful to me, a great sinner against You, and forgive me my many and big sins.”
 I said: “As far as I am concerned, they are forgiven, but see to it also that they will also be forgiven by the people to whose souls you have caused much harm for the sake of the reward.” (GGJ Book 23, chap. 20)
20. „I tell you, my dear brothers: Blessed and truly happy is he who suffers temptation; for only after he has proved himself will he reach the true goal of life, which the holy, most loving Father promised us all if we truly love Him with our whole heart.
21. "Do not maintain that the Father had now tempted us; for the good Father certainly tempts no one in this manner, and He need not tempt anyone. But he still saw in you a sinister urge, and so He allowed it to emerge from you and you had to behold it and find out whether you still were inclined towards it.
22. "However, you still showed such an inclination; so realize that whoever has shown an inclination towards falsehood has received the false with his inclination, and this is a seed of sin. When then the sin has matured and is born, it soon gives birth to death, which is in it.
23. "So do not be mistaken, dear brothers; for every good gift and all true, perfect bounty flow only from the Father of all light and all life. In Him there is neither change nor variation forever; as He is, so He was from eternity. (HHG vol. 2, chap. 275)
 After a while, when Simon recovered from his captivation and I reassuringly influenced his heart, Simon said: “My Lord and My God! What did I do, that You suddenly are so lenient and merciful towards me? See, I’m a sinful person; since my flesh is quite loose. The beautiful and attractive maiden leave a mighty impression on me and from time to time quite indecent thoughts are forcing themselves upon me. And quite often I willingly engage with a kind of lust and joy in these thoughts, although not in deed because of a lack of opportunity, but still in my heart, which behaves quite affirmative during such estrous stages.
 But then also quite bright moments appear in me and I have reasonable views and considerations about this point; but to what use? If I again see a beautiful maiden, all the brighter moments, all the reasonable views and considerations are gone in an instant, and the old scapegoat, armed with all its indecent intentions, is back in its place. Of course, I do nothing; but this doing-nothing is nevertheless not a true doing-nothing, but simply a doing which is prevented by a bad opportunity. The fear for temporary punishment and disgrace is preventing one thereof, but not so the own free will, who at such opportunities contains a lot of desire, and at a good opportunity surely will not reveal any negation! I know my loose flesh unfortunately just too well and therefore are a sinful person and not worthy of such a great mercy from You.”
68. SOUL SICKNESSES AND THEIR TREATMENT
 (The Lord:) “Therefore you should not judge the people, so that you do not become judges on yourself!
 Wouldn’t it be the most inhuman foolishness, to judge a bodily sick person and then impose an unscrupulous punishment on him because he has become sick and miserable?! How much bigger and many times more inhuman foolishness is it not, to judge and condemn a soul sick person, whose soul has become weak and sick because of the above mentioned reasons!
 You call such people according to your laws and regulations criminals and submit them to relentless, hard punishment; but what are you achieving by this? You punish a soul because she basically became sick without her fault! Ask yourself, how your judgment must look before God.
 Ask yourself, you My person-friendly Cyrenius, what would you have done with the five main criminals as the highest judge of Rome and bearer of power over life and death? See, you would have to listen to the nefarious, evil deeds and finally hand all five over to the death on the cross! Could it ever have occurred to you that behind these five could reside such spirits? O no! That thought would never have entered your mind!
 You would, completely incensed about their misdeeds, sentence them to death with the coldest blood of the world and would on top of it still be of the soothing opinion to have delivered to God and humanity a good service! However, what damage would you have caused humanity by exterminating such spirits from the earth, who now as completely cured – in soul and body – shine for the people of the earth like a spring sun and will warm and revive thousand times thousand hearts of people to good and truth!
80. THE LORD EXPLAINS THE NATURE OF POSSESSION
 I SAID: “Your experience is true, and I Myself have set several people free of such diseases in the land of the Jews and also with the Greeks. Indeed, there are such people who are possessed for a certain time by evil spirits, but only for what their body is concerned without being able to harm the soul of such a possessed person in the least.
 The evil spirits who possess the flesh of a person are actually souls of deceased people who once lived a wicked life in this world, and this while they knew very well that their actions were bad.
 Possession only happens with people whose faith in a God and in the immortality of the soul has disappeared.
 These incidents which are happening during times when faith is continuously diminishing and which look very serious, are allowed, so that the unbelievers are receiving by that a strong
warning to show them that their unbelief is useless and that there exist a certain continuance of life of a person’s soul after the falling away of the body, and certainly also a God who is also in
the beyond very well capable to chastise the wickedness and the foolishness of the people.
Moral values are most often preached in the so-called civilized and more educated world, where especially the Christian religion, under different denominational sects is common. We see how it, in political terms, favourably serves the power hungry authorities, in either worldly or in spiritual things.
2] The people are taught a terrible knowledge of God; not because they recognize and love the ‘Same’ [God], but only because they view Him as the inexorable tyrant of all tyrants whom they should fear immensely. And so the Deity is preached only as a hostage who should bear fruit, while all other hostages have already become fruitless.
3] Instead of announcing the Deity as the highest solace to the people, the Same is presented to them as ‘Someone’ that has nothing better to do, than to condemn each minute billions of morally ruined and disobedient children forever into the eternal sea of fire 1.
4] And so, look around a little. Look at all the countless dungeons that are all crammed with all kinds of moral criminals. And look at how, from minute to minute, these dungeons are continuously increasing by vast numbers, so that, if these dungeons were united in one place [and this increase of numbers continued at the same pace], you would think that in a few years the entire generation of the earth would have to get up and march in there.
5] Let us ask, what happens to people who are captured there? Look a little over here towards the morning. See, a number of deathly pale multitudes are already standing there; they are surrounded by all kinds of armed people and poisonous judges; and see further over there a number of murderous instruments with which these unfortunates are executed. Over there you see burning pyres, gallows, scaffolds and all sorts of other fatal instruments. See, that is the last penitentiary for all such moral criminals!
Men are to become children of God, thus gods themselves
" For if men of this Earth want to become children of God, they must try in every way to be as perfect as the eternal and holy Father in Heaven who is in Himself the eternal truth, the eternal love and power, and all the endless good, righteous and wonderful that results from it. Therefore, it is also written in the Scripture: ‘God created man after His likeness, He made him after His image and blew His breath into him, so that he would become a living, free soul.’
 In this manner, men of this Earth are not simply and solely creatures of Jehovah’s almightiness, but children of His Spirit, and consequently of His love, and thus – as it is also written – gods themselves.
 And if they are – and their completely free will that is not limited by anything clearly proves this to them – then they also are completely free lords and judges over themselves. But they only become perfect and lords who are completely equal to God, by making God’s will, that is faithfully revealed to them, as their own will by acting according to it, in which they also are completely free.
 That is why God works only very seldom visibly among the people because already since the very beginning He has given them out of Himself the capability to slowly raise themselves, out of their own power, up to the highest level of life that is equal to God.
 Thus, the one who, as soon as he uses his mind, begins to search for the truth and its goodness and will also act immediately according to what he has found, is already walking on the right way, and God will lighten that way for him more and more and lead him to his glory. But the one who, also by his own will, becomes lazy and who will attach himself to this world and its enticements – which are only present for the outer and perishable sense organs of the material or physical man for the test of his free will – will judge himself out of his free will and will make himself equal to death and judgment, and is consequently himself also as good as judged and dead." (90. About the destiny of men - THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN Book 20)
45] I could tell you of immense numbers of like cruelties; you would see nothing but all sorts of crucifixions, through which the people’s earthly lives are taken.
46] But look: All these cruelties are scarcely viewed as a dewdrop against the world ocean, which is, in fact, poor humanity’s spiritual maltreatment. For if someone likes to separate one limb after another from the body, the body will only endure such torture up to a certain degree.
47] Once it becomes too much to bear for the soul, she will before long release herself from her shell in union with the spirit. Hereafter, the tyrant can pinch, whip, burn, and grind the body; in short, the tyrant can then do whatever cruelty he likes and wants to do with the victim; it is no different than if one of you does the same to his own coat after he took it off; this is because the body is only able to feel pain for as long as the soul is fixed firmly in the same body.
48] As already stated, as soon as she has risen [from her body], after it has become too unbearable for her, all the pain stopped.
49] The sheer mistreatment of the soul and the spirit, in order to enslave or shackle the immortal spirit for such an profit-seeking and avaricious purpose [or application], is more, yes I say endlessly more cruel than all physical cruelties that are committed on the entire earth. Do you think it is hereafter [in heaven] easy to convert such slaves-spirits in their freedom? –
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