40. THE LORD PREPARES HIS DISCIPLES FOR THE FUTURE
 AFTER we passed through the shallow waters we went straight to the north on a bypath that went through a very pleasant hill landscape. This was because I wanted to avoid the environment of Jericho, and because on that trip, which was very lonely and where nothing special was happening, My disciples had to climb to an inner level of perfection.
 Because gradually the time was now coming of which it is stated: ‘Now you still can see Me, but in a little while you will not see Me’, and it was necessary to more inform all My followers
who were mature for that, because especially My disciples still did not want to believe that the Jews would receive power and authority over Me despite the many hints they received about this.
Therefore, I led them on completely unknown ways ever deeper into the mountains.
 When evening came, we sat down in the open at the feet of a rather high mountain, and I spoke to My followers as follows: “My beloved ones, for a long time you have been witnesses of My deeds and My teaching, so that you can know now how and by what the Kingdom of Heaven has come near and has come down to you in all His fullness. However, I led you now to this remote valley to let you become silent within yourselves and reflect in quietness to strengthen your faith for the coming events, for when the Shepherd is hit, it is not good that the sheep would not at least know how they can find their way to the stall on their own.
 So be prepared to search within yourselves to see where it is still dark in your heart, so that the Light, as long as it shines, can well illuminate all corners and that you will know your house well when there will be temporary darkness. For I surely know that you are weak, although you think that you are giants, this as long as I personally support you. Once this will lack it will come clear how strong you are and whether you do not have to worry to fall.
 But let us first strengthen our bodies now, and do as I told you. Examine your inner self, and if anyone discovers a question in him, bring it forward. But one of you should look behind those bushes to see what is given to us.”
 Now Peter and James went immediately to the place that was indicated and came up with several breads and also wine in carafes with which we had a good evening meal.
 When this was finished, all remained silent. Everyone reflected on My teaching and My deeds but no one asked a question. Even Peter, who otherwise had so many things to mention and asked questions oftentimes that were somehow already answered in former lessons, remained completely quiet and waited to see what finally would happen if I would begin to speak, for they all really noticed that they had to make this little trip to the mountains.
 When there was a general waiting silence, I spoke again and said: “My beloved ones, who all followed Me without asking to where I would lead you, listen to what I will tell you. But listen with your heart, not only with your ears, for all secrets and teachings that I revealed to you can only be understood when the heart can feel its truth and when not only the human reason is asked for its opinion.
 Now the time is coming near of which the Scripture says: ‘The Son of man will now be raised’, and of which it is written: ‘He will trample your head and you (the snake) will stab Him in the heal’. Now My work as teacher here comes to an end, and yours will soon start. But you must be well prepared, so that you will not become weak and tremble for the terrors of the future. For despite all the strength that will flow to you, you will nevertheless have it very difficult to stand firm and to overcome your human nature.
 When you will continue the work which will be accomplished here by Me, then remember My words on the mountain Gerizim: ‘Happy are those who for the sake of justice will be persecuted (and who do not give up their ways), for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Happy are you when the people will despise and persecute you because of Me and will speak all kinds of evil of you when they lie.’ For their lies will turn against themselves and destroy them, and you will receive the crown of truthfulness. So be not afraid, even if you will not see Me anymore, for despite that, I will stay with you till the end of the world.
 But when the great and prominent ones of the world will come and offer you big amounts of money to serve them, to become greater through you and become more famous, then tell them that you already serve another Lord who pays you very well and who recognizes you as His loyal servants, and that you therefore cannot accept another service, for no one can serve two masters and do justice to both. Then they will ask you who that Lord is. Then do not deny Me, but confess Me openly, for the one who will deny Me, I also will once deny and sent him away from Me. And the one who will be rejected from Me, will have to wait long and suffer many difficulties, fear and anguish before the light will shine again in him. So act upon My words.”
41. THE LORD AND LUCIFER
 THEN I gazed over the group of My followers who listened very attentively to My words and did not really know what to think of it, My soul felt deep compassion and ultimate love for those who followed Me in full trust. I saw however at the same time how the evil in them tried to divert their souls away from Me and turn them to the world. Then the deity in Me became angry and the Man Jesus stepped backward so that only the Father in Me was dominant.
 And the almightiness (I) spoke: “Let us try once more and see if we cannot not succeed to free all these from what strives downward, freeing them to become children from above, and if the lost son will not return to the house of the Father.”
 And see, they all fell in a deep sleep. But I, as the Man Jesus and still God from eternity, stood there alone and called Lucifer before Me, the fallen arch angel, for whose sake all this was
 Then the souls of those who were sleeping made themselves loose from their bodies and gathered around Me, and in them glowed a bright shining spark which gave these still very defiled souls light and warmth of life.
 They knelled before Me and asked Me (the souls of the disciples): “O Lord, do not turn away from us. You have saved us and will further lead us.”
 And Lucifer stood there in the form of a beautiful young man before Me, but without brilliance, with his head bended, waiting for My word.
 I said to him: “Bearer of light, You were not able to see the deity, but could only feel Him, and when you went out from the middle of My love to create love and light in all the spaces of eternity, you believed that you were not the carrier but the possessor of that power. You changed your love into pride and said: ‘A God that cannot be seen is no God. The created beings that exist by my will honor me as the only visible being, as God. Therefore I want to be and stay God for them.’
 Then My voice called within you, and said: ‘The fullness of My Spirit works with you and in you, and all the qualities that are in Me form a ladder, upward and downward into infinity. I want to give you a part of My power, so that each one will rule from his most inner limits which forms a point that lies deep inside, flowing out of infinity from two sides. So while you came forth as a finite being from Me, you still can be infinitely active with Me as antipode that stands justified before Me.’
 But you did not heed the warning, for your power created numberless beings out of yourself, and they followed you and became mighty because I did not want to destroy the newly created beings that were a part of you. That multitude became bigger and bigger and they made you their god. Then you sinned again and said: ‘I am God, for nowhere do I see the power that creates something’. Fool, as if the finite could ever see and understand the infinite.
 Then I shackled you, and see, that same Power stands here personally before you and says to you: “I am the God that was not visible up to now. Do you recognize Me now? Return to your Father’s house, so that you will be freed from your shackles and occupy the place that belongs to you. See here those of them that kneel down before Me, who are set free from you, made innerly alive by My breath and who are dedicated to Me forever. Give up your pride. Let the warmth of My love blow in you, then all matter will disintegrate into nothing.”
 Lucifer said: “You are Jesus from Nazareth, a Man with great power, which also I once possessed. But to recognize God, the highest power, the infinite in the finite, in You, no, never! What happened to me can also happen to others. Human beings are mortal, their bodies will rot. This is what will also happen to You, Your body will dissolve, and only dust will be left over from Jesus.
 I know my guilt and I see that I am stripped of my brilliance, and I give You also these few that are mine, who are following You there. But the almightiness will never consider to destroy His creation, which is actually my work, which I actually gave to Him and which I love also, just like Him, for it is out of me. Let the battle continue, for only by this battle life exists. The horror of death is my work, and by that I keep my creatures with me, and they stay with me so that my qualities can live in them. So, it is good as it is. Then what do You still want from me?”
 I said: “This is not the place to argue, for you very well know what it is all about. I, as Son of man, received all power from the Heavens, and only your hardness does not want to recognize Me because you still hope to overcome the deity, to overpower Him. You interpret His great tolerance as a weakness, His love as powerlessness. You do not want to let your multitude loose, for whose salvation I have covered Myself now in the garment of matter, and you try to stir them up, although you know that your followers have become much weaker and smaller. You succeeded to capture the minds and turned them away from the knowledge. The existence of paganism is your work. However, despite all that, all your deeds turned out in such a way that the fallen ones were still led to Me – and all that is not sufficient to you?”
 Lucifer said: “Those who fell to You, only await my call to come back. Give me the opportunity to prove to You how weak they are. And when I loose, I will acknowledge You. Give me power over Your body, let me see the inner Man that lives in You, then we will see how little divinity clings to it. And once Jesus will have paid His tribute to death, also these here will come back again to me, to whom they belong.”
 I said: “What I will lead Myself into My Kingdom is lost for you forever. Since the first beginning of the world I know best which ways will lead to salvation. But beware, your measure is full. Out of love for the creatures of My Heavens and globes I came back, and out of love for them I will accomplish the work, despite your stubbornness.
 Do not boast about the fact that with your destruction also the destruction of all the created beings out of you are sealed, so that their time also depends on yours. Once the time will come that you will stand before Me, not only stripped of your brilliance like now,
but also stripped of every being out of you, and then no created being will be affected by your destruction anymore. Then you will have to decide again, in case you do not prefer to come to Me earlier in your free will. But now go away from here, for My decision stands firm, and My will shall be done.”
 Then Lucifer disappeared. And I blessed those souls who stood around Me, strengthened them and ordered them to return into their bodies.
42. THE PLAN OF CREATION
AND SALVATION REVEALED
 NOTA BENE: Many will ask the question here why I actually called the souls of My disciples out of their bodies to make them witness this event. This was because of 2 reasons.
 Firstly, when they wake up, they should not remember this during their life on Earth, for that would have been unnecessary for them, even harmful for their further development, and secondly because the soul can only perceive his former levels of development in his free condition. What matters is the last mentioned, so that these souls could completely recognize Me as their Lord and Creator and would ask Me to protect them. Lucifer had to realize that he was losing more and more followers and that his power became ever weaker.
 Now here is the moment to understand the following and explain very clearly who and what Lucifer actually is, how one should visualize him and how he can be overcome in every individual, for only when these most important questions are correctly and clearly answered is it possible to understand the creation, My descend to this Earth, and My suffering and dying. So, while putting aside every other opinion, let the world listen to the great secret of My plan of creation and salvation.
 When the deity had found Himself through processes that will always remain hidden to you, and became aware of His creative and all-encompassing Spirit, a mighty surging and pushing arose in Him and He spoke in Himself: ‘I want to put My ideas outside of Me, so that I will be able to see from this what My powers can do.’ For as long as there is no activity, the deity can only know Himself in a small measure. It is only through His works that He becomes ever more aware of His power and rejoices in it (just like every master artist can only see from his own products what is in him and rejoices in it).
 So the deity wanted to create, and spoke then to Himself: ‘In Me there is all power of the eternities. Let us therefore create a being who is equipped with all power, equal to Me, but in such a way that he will have the qualities in him in which I can recognize Myself.’ And a spirit was created who was equipped with all the power from Me to make visible to the deity the powers that are in Me.
 In this spirit, the deity Himself wanted to determine the fixed point of His own active power – just like a human being, when he walks, will only find a fixed point of support on the firm ground of the Earth to activate his power to move forward. The resistance of the Earth itself is good, it is even the means by which the power actually appears and by which a moving forward can take place. This power that was delivered, which was placed in the new spirit that came into existence, was the antipode – wanted by the deity – which means the contrast of all those qualities that you call divine. That antipode is therefore not undivine, but makes it only possible to spread the right light of knowledge.
 Because it must be possible for every quality, when perfect, to be viewed from two sides. My perfection can be found where both sides fall into one point. Descending and ascending from this center point, they both lose themselves into infinity.
 Take love for example, the highest law and the most noble quality in the center of My heart. Everyone will easily perceive that a very loving person can increase further in his love, for it is clear that already on your Earth a more loving person can always be found. And nevertheless you will see that very loving people will also have the right antipode in them by which they are also capable to refuse, out of love and for wise reasons, all kinds of wishes if by that they were to harm those who came asking.
 If a being were created and placed on that border from which he freely can develop himself into both directions, it is easy to realize that he more and more will be able to develop the possibility in himself to refuse. He will by that separate himself more and more from the middle border and will finally loose himself into the most endless depths of the antipode, meaning in extreme hardening. Thus, when you look at a bad person you always can imagine a person that is worse, with less love, who will lose himself in egoism because of the extreme separation.
 Now, if I created a being who possessed all – mind you, without exception – just poles of My divine qualities, it does not mean that I completely did away with them, so that I as God would in a way only exist out of one half. It only means that I created a being whom I placed on that mentioned border, equipped with My almightiness with which he thus was active and whom I gave the freedom to develop himself upwards or downwards. And from that complete power I let him work freely.
 That first light of knowledge – meaning the knowledge of the possibility to develop oneself upwards or downwards – should keep the being in the center out of his free will, be active from there in very close connection with the divine initial Spirit and always create new beings with his own creative power, so that the Creator as well as the creature could truly delight in it and savor in that joyful activity a higher degree of blissfulness.
 Now if I tell you that the name of this first created spirit was ‘Lucifer’ (meaning ‘Bearer of light’), you will also understand why he was named that way and not otherwise. He carried within himself the light of knowledge, and as first spiritual being he was well aware of the limits of the inner spiritual polarities. Equipped with My complete power, he now called other beings to life who were equal to him in everything. They also felt the deity and saw the same light of knowledge lighting up in them, and they also were active with their own creative power and were equipped with all the power of My Spirit. However, special powers of My initial Spirit were expressed in them, this means that for what concerns their character they became similar to My 7 most important qualities, and so their number was 7.
 One should not think that the 6 other qualities were then lacking if their character was similar to one of the 7 qualities, but their being possessed a special characteristic which made them the carrier of that special quality which they particularly developed, for already in the very beginning I took care that My created beings would depend on each other by necessity – the best way to prevent them from becoming proud regarding each other.
 Lucifer, who surely knew that he represented the antipode of God in himself, thought now that it would be possible as it were to suck up the deity, and he fell into the misconception that he, as a created and so a finite being, could absorb the infinite into him, for also here the law was valid: ‘No one can see God (the infinite) and keep his life at the same time’. As a result of that, he could feel the essence of the deity and hear His commands as long as he was standing in the right center point, but he never could see Him
 Now because a finite being can and will never understand the infinity, and can by that, regarding this point, easily fall into errors and by going down harden himself in these, Lucifer fell, despite all warnings, into the delusion that he could absorb and capture the deity. Through that, he left his right position, distanced himself from the center point of My heart and fell ever more victim to the wrong wish to gather around him his beings – who existed by him but out of Me – in order to rule over the spaces that were inhabited by all kinds of beings.
 Now there was a discord, that means a separation of groups which finally resulted in the withdrawal of the power that was given by Me to Lucifer, and with his followers he became powerless and his creative power was taken away.
 Of course, the question came up: ‘What will happen now with that multitude of fallen ones who were as if dead, that means without activity?’
 There were only two ways. The first way was: to destroy Lucifer with his followers and then create a second one who would probably be subjected to the same error since a more perfect spirit, completely set free out of Me and therefore not dependent of My will, could not be created. To create machines without will that execute what I command was not difficult. But to acquire the light of self-awareness was up to now the only way. Since also the other spirits were created by, that means via Lucifer, and who remained loyal to Me, they belonged to his sphere. A sudden destruction of Lucifer would thus also have resulted in the destruction of all living beings.
 Imagine a person who put his children and grandchildren around him who spring from him as mediator, but who actually still owe their life to Me. If the deeds, thoughts, and so on, of this person were destroyed forever, then also his descendants would be destroyed since otherwise the remembrance to him would still live on in them. Only a complete erasing of everything that ever came into contact with him – independent whether this was good or bad and deserved to be destroyed or not – would make a complete forgetting possible.
 But why should Lucifer deserve this since his fall took only place because of a misconception by which the possibility existed to do away with that misconception? Why would those beings who remained loyal have deserved their destruction? And finally: where would be My wisdom if since the very beginning I would not have known and foreseen about the possibility of the fall and that therefore to repeat the course of creation had to be excluded? And most of all: where would be My love if it would not hold back a destruction but rather find ways by its wisdom to bring the lost beings back to the light of knowledge so that as a result they would remain in the right balance of the polar qualities?
 So only the second way remained which you can see before you in the material creation.
 Imagine a person who absolutely does not want to realize that the king of the country is a mighty ruler since he, although equipped with all power and authority by that king, never saw him personally. He rebels against him and would raise himself to be king. In order not to bring the subordinates to ruin who remained loyal to him, the king grabs him, removes his splendor, takes away his authority and throws him in a locked chamber, just as long as it takes to let him come to reason, and he will do the same with the followers. They will be freed according to how much the followers will do penance, realize their error and firmly adhere to the king who shows himself now also visibly to them.
 This weak earthly image shows you what I have done, because the material creation means that imprisonment. However, to understand the following you must awake the feeling of your soul, because the human reason falls too short to understand this.
 A soul is composed of numberless particles of which each one of them comes from an idea that originated from Me, and once he has found himself he cannot become anything else anymore than what he is because he then corresponds to the character that he accepted. When a crystal is crystallized, its characteristic cannot be changed anymore, and it crystallizes either as rhomboid, hexagon, octagon, and so on, according to the form of its nature, that means depending on how the parts accumulated around its life’s center.
 Now when there has to be a change because the crystals did not end up completely pure, they have to be dissolved by warmth (love), to crystallize them out again during the cooling off of the warm love water which is the same as giving up their will. Now again new, beautiful crystals will form, and every careful chemist will in this manner know how to obtain the most beautiful, clearest and biggest crystals that correspond to his purpose.
 Look, such chemist am I. I dissolved the crystals that became impure (Lucifer and his followers) in the warm water of love and I let those souls crystallize out again to make them pure. That this happened by the ascension through the mineral kingdom and the plant kingdom up to man is known to you. But as the soul of Lucifer encloses the whole material creation, also that has to express itself in the form of a human being. That is why always all unions of spirits unite in one person, expressed by the leader of that union, and they form what is called his sphere. There is nothing similar on the material level which expresses this clearly. That is why I say: open up the feeling of your soul.
 Now it will also be clear to you that Lucifer thinks that he must act the way it happens, so that matter could be created – a misconception because it is not matter that is the end goal of My creation. But the only goal for the beings who were placed outside of Me is to know the truth in freedom, to love and to understand the deity. Matter is only the means for that. Lucifer wanted to hold on to this second misconception and lost himself in the outer limits of his polar qualities while he lied to himself that he had to maintain matter because of that. Enough freedom was given to him to penetrate matter, that means to consciously contemplate in himself so that he as very first created spirit would realize what
kind of suffering he caused to his companions and that by that he may turn around. But this he did not do and only from then on he wanted to rule as a king of matter that belonged to him. That is why he darkened as much as possible the human crystals, which came to development again, to maintain his kingdom, because the battle with God seemed great, exalting and life sustaining to him.
 The human crystals that also had to be set free again in order to attain to the goal could be inclined to him or to Me, and during their life they repeatedly fell into his nets. Look at paganism in which he let himself be honored as king, and honor his polar qualities, which also contain great wisdom, as gods.
 Now one will ask: Why did I allow all this? This remains incomprehensible when one does not look at the final goal, and that is: to freely recognize oneself in God.
 If it pleases a leader of a nation to live wrongly and he drags his followers with him, what is the quickest way to reach the goal to bring the right light to all? Indeed, when the leader of the nation himself will give up his wrongdoings, because his followers will quickly follow him. But by trying to turn his followers away from him individually, just as long as he will stand alone, the goal will be much more delayed.
 For Me it is always: take on the kernel, and if it cannot be changed, then make a detour.
 Since during the imprisonment – think now about the image of the king – the reproach was always made: ‘If I just could see the king, I would believe in him’, this became the reason for My incarnation, firstly for those who fell, and secondly to make the deity personally visible to those who did not fall, and so to award their faith.
 Herein lies the secret of My incarnation which had to break through matter that otherwise had to become harder and harder in case Lucifer would lose himself ever more in the hardness of his antipode. Therefore, My incarnation made this to stop and showed very precisely the way to be free from idol worship and the worship of the polar qualities. And also, firstly proof had to be given that death, by which people became attached to matter and its pleasures, can be overcome as the highest goal that can be reached, and secondly that life does not take place in matter but in spirit, and that the first mentioned is only a prison for the last mentioned.
 It is obvious that I prepared the most suitable country, people and family where My offering would certainly succeed, for otherwise Lucifer would have been able to conquer Me, and the history of the Jewish people is an answer to the question where this has to happen. (The Great Gospel of John, Book 25)
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