Chapter 182 (Household of God) THE LORD AND GHEMELA The five maidens clinging to the high Abedam were still so absorbed in the love of their hearts that they had not noticed at all what had been going on. 2. Since Abedam was well pleased with this complete submission of their pure hearts, He now touched them again, called them with the most gentle voice and addressed the following words to them:
3. "Allurahelli, you My beloved daughters and brides of My love for you, awake now from your pure love to the equally pure light of grace out of Me and pay some attention to where you now are and tell Me how you feel and what you think about it."
4. And the maidens rose to their feet and began timidly to look around them. Only after a while did they recognize that they were on Adam's morning-hill.
5. Now they were totally amazed. Every one of them would have liked to ask the high Abedam all kinds of questions, but none could find a suitable opening. Abedam, seeing their natural embarrassment, came to their aid and said to the youngest:
6. "You are wondering how you and your four sisters have come here without knowing how?
7. "But remember the storm last night which ceased so suddenly when everything once more returned to its former order, except for the sea which had to recede in order to leave behind a fertile land for you which you will soon need as your number shall multiply, and except for the still burning mountains all around in the distance to expand the hollow inside the earth for the absorption of the receded sea and for the reception of those beings who hate and flee Me, so that they may there howl with the sunken sea and grind their teeth with the strongest monster of the sea which, too, has sunk into the wrathful depth of the earth and is called 'Leviathan'.
8. "Look, otherwise everything is quite undamaged and as it has been from time immemorial.
9. "Since, strengthened through My will, even Seth was able to still this storm, how much more would be possible to Me Myself
10. "I did not let this happen for your sake, but for the sake of your pious and devout father because he had this idle fear that through your love for Me you might impede My feet.
11. So I stretched out My hand and lifted all of you to this place. Only when your father saw that we were already on the spot did he understand completely that nothing could obstruct My paths.
12. "I am telling you, My beloved brides and daughters, the reason for this happening so that you may gain light from this true and necessary knowledge and, fully awakening from your sleep, recognize that also woman was created by Me for love and light and not only for dumb love and for darkness. - Do you understand My words?"
13. And the youngest maiden answered: "O Jehovah, how may I thank You? Look. Now I have received all the needed light. I understand Your holy word; I even see all through myself and feel so very light.
14. "Ah, how very happy I now feel. How exceedingly good You are, O Jehovah!
15. "But You, my only and most beloved Jehovah, tell me: Do my sisters feel as happy as I do? And do they also see themselves in a bright light as I do thanks to Your grace?
16. And Abedam replied: "Just look at them and you will soon see that they have not come off badly.
17. "Whoever is with Me, as you now are, has everything!
18. "Behold, My dear Ghemela, I love you so as if in the whole of vast infinity I had no one else I could love, except you. But it is not like that, for there are many beings in infinity that love Me as you do and are loved by Me as I love you. And everyone who receives from Me has with that which he has received from Me more than sufficient for all Eternities of eternities.
19. "As you now are satisfied and happy in your pure love for Me, all will be in their own way who love Me alone and through Me all their brothers and sisters completely like Me.
20. "In order that you, dear Ghemela, may contemplate on the smallest scale the things that enjoy My love, pick the little flower that is waiting at your feet."
21. And she plucked off the little flower and showed it to Abedam. He touched it, then breathed into Ghemela's eyes and said to her:
22. "Tell all around us in simple words what you now see.
23. "Well, what are all the things you see on your little flower? -- Do not be afraid to speak about it, for you belong to Me forever and will never lose My great love for you. So, what do you see?" 24. And Ghemela began to speak timidly and lovingly, as follows: "O You great, exceedingly holy and glorious Jehovah! What is this? O wonder upon wonder! This is no flower! They are worlds, immense worlds!
25. "Whoever could count their endless multitudes? One surpasses the other in unimaginable magnificence. What indescribable radiance surrounds them!
26. "And - O Jehovah, You inexpressibly holy Father! I see also all kinds of living beings. „Their number is infinite. I see great waters in and on the surface of these wonder-worlds, and they abound with countless living beings. And behold, in countless numbers they constantly descend from these worlds and countless ones are returning to these worlds full of radiance.
27. "O Jehovah, Jehovah! I can no longer speak. The wonders keep increasing; there are greater and newer ones. O Jehovah, how holy and good You must be! O my - Jehovah!"
28. Here she was unable to continue, for the ever-growing wonders stifled her speech and she collapsed as if unconscious on Abedam's breast.
29. But He took her into His arms, awakened her again and asked her: "Ghemela, that you would never have expected in this little flower?
30. "And behold, it is like that and as far as I am concerned still infinitely different. One day in My realm you will be seeing and enjoying it much better.
31. "Behold, all the things I have to look after already with such a little flower and then imagine the endless material and spiritual worlds.
32. "And yet I love you so much as if I had only you alone.
33. "Do you now understand Me already better? Oh, I tell you, you will forever learn to understand and know your Beloved more and more! Amen.
A GLANCE INTO THE DEPTHS OF CREATION
As the five maidens saw and deeply comprehended in their hearts how very good and loving Jehovah is and that He can be completely trusted they became much bolder, especially Ghemela.
2. And so the latter began to ask Him about all kinds of things. Some of the rarest questions coming from the mouth and heart of Ghemela were as follows:
3. "My alone exceedingly beloved Jehovah! As Your inexpressible grace and love have allowed me to contemplate the infinite wonder of a little flower -- this my little flower which shall forever remain to me one of the dearest tokens concerning this time! - Behold, I have often at night gazed with a greatly longing heart at the dear, beautiful little stars in the sky and wondered what they might be. But I could only ponder about it and never gain any certainty.
4. "I often thought that they must be very beautiful looked at closely, much more beautiful than the little flowers since they are already from a distance so magnificent.
5. "Once we walked with our father to a very distant place where we used to see the little stars rising, hoping to be able to see them close by. But look, my alone beloved, best and holy Jehovah, the dear little stars withdrew from us to a great distance and rose in quite a strange place which appeared to us too far to reach at night. We were also already too tired to continue on another long journey.
6. "Besides, the father also consoled us saying that we must not be disappointed. These stars were probably too holy because of You, and that was why they were always withdrawing from the unholy eyes of men, and we had to be grateful to You for letting us behold such holy things from a distance with impunity.
7. "And look, we were all quite satisfied and could do nothing but praise and glorify You with all the love of our hearts for such an immense grace.
8. "But now, my most beloved Jehovah, after having seen this little flower, - now - I do not quite dare -! O good, most loving Jehovah! You are not going to be angry with me, are You?"
9. Then Abedam encouraged her, saying: "O My Ghemela, just go on asking unafraid and be assured in your and My love that, firstly, I never become angry and, secondly, I shall answer all your questions and grant you everything your pure love asks of Me.
10. "But I can already see that I shall have to help you again out of some embarrassment. You would like to see the stars, which appear to you as shining little flowers of the firmament, close enough for you to understand them. Is that not so?"
11. And Ghemela affirmed Abedam's question with a happy smile and a cheerful nod of her head.
12. Then Abedam said to her: "So give Me your right hand, but the left give your father and sisters that they, too, might see what you will now be seeing.
13. After these words He breathed upon all of them and they gazed into the depths of creation.
15. "O Jehovah, Jehovah, Jehovah! Save us poor beings who are nothing before You, for the endless magnitude of Your creation is swallowing us up, yes, we are already destroyed! No one can see this and stay alive. Therefore, O Jehovah, You holy, great God and Father, save us!"
17. But Abedam touched them and told them to rise to their feet unafraid. And then He very gently asked Ghemela:
19. "What was it that still makes you tremble so much? Take heart and tell all of us about it. Behold, you are once more with Me where you do not have to fear anything. So tell us quickly what you have experienced in these three moments.
20. "Come here and lean a bit on my bosom, then you will take heart again."
21. And with great ardor she leaned against Abedam and only after having rested on this so exceedingly holy bosom recovered, raised herself and began with a still soft and timid voice to speak:
22. "O Jehovah, You almighty, exceedingly holy, infinite Jehovah! 14. But soon Ghemela cried out aloud - and with her also the other viewers - with the following words: 16. And Abedam called them back again and the vision vanished. When they came to again they fell down before Him and began to worship Him. For a great fear had seized them and they were shaking all over. 18. "Ghemela, it seems to Me that you did not like the stars as much as you liked the little flower? Whose mouth would be worthy to speak of Your infinite greatness, height, depth and might?
23. "I saw nothing but countless, endlessly great, indescribably brightly flaming worlds moving in infinity like flashes of lightning, one surpassing the other in infinite magnitude, light and magnificence.
24. "When I focused my startled eyes on all this I saw nothing but an endless world of flames and in the middle of these endlessly extended flames I was terrified to see immensely large, horribly looking human forms walking with great rapidity.
25. "I thought of their pain and felt as if an endless abyss had opened up swallowing this world of flames and the probably intensely suffering human forms with it.
26. „This horrible abyss seemed to threaten to swallow me too, and that is why I cried aloud for Your help. You did help me poor thing and for this I want to thank and praise You forever.
27. "Look, I am unable to speak any more; O do have patience with me who loves You above all! -. O Jehovah, so these are the stars, which have delighted me so often?
28. "Do not be cross with me if I openly admit that I prefer the little flowers to the stars which really look terrible.
29. “If I have Your permission I would like to ask You about something else."
30. And Abedam replied: "Ghemela, you have already received My assurance. Ask whatever you want to and I will answer your questions; but do not ask any further about stars, for they are too immense for you. Otherwise you may ask about anything."
ABOUT THE NATURE OF TIME AND ETERNITY
After this so exceedingly loving assurance by Abedam, Ghemela's courage was restored and her mind completely at rest. She once more breathed freely and she asked the following from her heart, which was also one of her singular questions. And this second question was as follows:
2. "Most beloved, my alone most beloved, holiest and almighty Jehovah!
Since You have so unspeakably deeply and graciously condescended to us poor sinners and allowed me to ask questions, would You be willing to help my foolishness?
3. "Look, I have heard the words 'eternal' and 'eternity' a hundred, a thousand times and uttered them so often myself, but I have never as yet really understood them.
4. "O Jehovah, if it were Your holy will I would like to hear about this!"
5. And Abedam answered her question, comprehensible to all, as follows:
6. "Listen, My beloved Ghemela, what eternity actually is as far as I am concerned you could never comprehend and stay alive. Therefore, it would be impossible to let you behold eternity from My point of view. But you and all the others are able to grasp the fact that eternity is to the spirit what time is to the body with the sole difference that time consumes everything around it and makes it pass whereas eternity does not let even an atom pass away.
7. "Time consists in, and goes forth from, the constant motion of all material created things, for if they did not move they would in time all collapse in a heap, - the suns, the earths and moons and all the living beings would end up pell-mell in an endless, chaotic mass which owing to the intense pressure would soon ignite, consume itself and finally destroy itself completely.
8. "However, since for the sake of its preservation everything from the greatest to the smallest must move in precise and proper distances and even the different parts of a body must at least possess a constant impulse to move enabling them to begin to move upon removal of some obstacle, the constant motions, which under the same laws keep reverting, and the reciprocal regular concurrences bring about the lapses of time which can be recorded. And that, which causes the constancy in the motion, namely, the wearing away of the parts touching each other in their movement and the thereby either slower or faster passing away, is the all-consuming time. Because of that all temporal things are also transitory as they pass away and others take their place and therefore the vanishing and returning of things determine the measure of time.
9. "However, with eternity the exact opposite is the case. There, every movement is only apparent and basically all things persist in their state of complete rest.
10. "Where time is concerned things only seem to rest, yet even the hardest stone keeps moving in all its countless particles and there is nothing that is inert.
11. "It is the opposite with eternity. There everything appears to keep moving, but nevertheless it is in a state of totally undisturbed rest out of Me.
12. “To help you understand this clearly, I will give you a convincing and clear example:
13. "Behold, if you would like to go to that distant fire-mountain, you would have to set out soon and laboriously walk towards it step by step in order to get there in maybe two or three days.
14. "But in eternity one can save oneself that way, can remain in one and the same spot and can solely with one's emotions and thoughts travel to unbelievable distances and fully aware behold everything in detail without moving by a hair's breadth from the spot and thus always remain in the state of sweet rest, - that is, from My point of view.
15. "You may visualize it like this: You are asleep in a comfortable and soft bed and have the most pleasant dream in which you are running to and fro and jumping and dancing for joy and might also go on a long and fast pleasure trip.
16. "You do understand that with all this movement in your dream there is not the slightest movement of your person away from its place.
17. "Such is also the nature of eternity in the more perfected state still incomprehensible to you. For behold, as in and through movement time, destruction, transitoriness and, finally, the death of all things are brought about, thus rest brings about eternal preservation, permanence and the perpetual, everlasting, most perfect life, just like Mine, of all the beings that in their love and living spirit resemble Me closely.
18. "And just as I do not have to travel in order to go from one infinity to another, My beloved who are with Me will not need to go everywhere personally to behold all the endless wonders. They will, as I do, enjoy the true everlasting life in eternal rest, although they will not be aware of this rest, but only of an everlasting, most blissful activity, which will be maintained as imperishable for all eternity through this actually spiritual-personal rest.
19. “This, My beloved Ghemela, is eternity and the difference between it and the destructive time.
20. "Concerning the duration, it runs parallel to the duration of time.
Therefore, there can be eternities as well as there are times, except that the duration of eternity is not experienced like that of time since time can never bring back what has passed whereas eternity permanently preserves even the to you quite unimaginable past presenting it as the clearest present and the future as already before you .... Do you understand this?"
21. And Ghemela replied with a friendly smile: "O Jehovah, if You wish it and to the extent that You wish it I do understand it through Your grace; but it is not as yet quite clear to me how one can in the constant state of rest still move. Look, this I would still like very much to understand if it be Your holy will."
23. "Therefore, ask better about something else and I will answer all your questions out of My love for you. Amen."
THE NATURE OF LIFE. THE LORD'S PROMISES TO GHEMELA
Ghemela was quite satisfied with Abedam's explanation concerning her last question and soon took heart to ask again:
2. "O You sweetest Jehovah, so full of the greatest mercy, love and grace, as You have already been so gracious to us I dare from the innermost love of my heart for You to bother You with another question. I am quite aware that You, Most Holy One, are desecrated by each of my impure words, and that is why I always hesitate to open my most impure mouth before You, and the fullest recognition of my total unworthiness and depravity before You paralyses my lungs and for a while constricts my throat so that I can hardly utter a single word. But when I think how boundlessly and unspeakably good, most loving and merciful You are I once more take heart to make use of Your so exceedingly kind permission.
3. "And so I am again so bold as to beg You to enlighten our great foolishness and tell me and all the others, in case they also do not know it yet, what life actually is and how we become so fully aware of it that we know and feel it so very dearly that we exist and are able to do freely whatever we want.
4. "But I am so full of all kinds of folly and most likely I have now through this question increased the great sum of my follies even more before Your most holy eyes.
5. "Yes, yes, I can already see it in Your face that I have now asked an extremely foolish question. -- If I could only quickly ask about something else. 22. And Abedam said to her: "Dear Ghemela, this you will here never be able to grasp completely while you still carry a body, - but one day perfectly.
6. "O Jehovah, does my foolishness maybe displease You? Then I would like in my shame to hide in the deepest abyss of the earth there to weep about my foolishness all my life in the densest darkness.
7. "But, my most beloved Jehovah, I do not demand of You the light, just accept my question as a most humble request and Your most holy will be done and I will receive Your great mercy and inexpressible, supreme fatherly love in the depth of my heart with gratitude.
8. "O You Whose name my heart, aglow with love for You, no longer dares utter, forgive me!"
9. And Abedam was deeply stirred and said to her and to all:
10. "Truly, I tell you and all present: This much humility I have not yet found in any of you.
11. "Ghemela, do you really and truly love Me above all, and only Me?"
12. And Ghemela began to weep and, sobbing, replied: "O You ardently Beloved, You Who are eternal Love Itself! How can You ask me when You created me and gave me a heart that can do nothing but love You!
13. "If it were possible I would be willing to suffer a thousand deaths for love of You if this were the only way to show You how I love You alone above all! - But why do I say this, for You see my heart!"
14. And Abedam bent down to Ghemela who was lying at His feet, lifted her onto his right arm, pressed her fervently to His holy bosom and said to her:
15. "O you sweetest, most beloved and glorious pearl of My love and mercy, truly, your young heart holds more love and life than all the earth. What you have now experienced not even the purest and wisest of angels has as yet experienced.
16. "I will bless you for all time. Behold, glorious Ghemela, just as I, your Creator, your eternal, holy Father, am now carrying you against My heart which is the everlasting foundation of all infinity's life and being, one day a daughter exactly like you and of your blood - listen! - will carry Me, the eternal, infinite God, everlasting Life, the almighty Creator of all things, from the atom to the very highest angelic spirit, Me, the sole Lord of all might and power, under her heart, that is, in her womb.
17. 'To you I will soon give a son through My Lamech. You will call him 'Noah' and he will become a savior of your people.
18. How and when this will happen your future son will be told by Me directly at the right time, as you are now receiving this promise of My mercy. Take note of this and you will soon grasp and understand clearly enough what life actually is and how every human becomes aware of it and can in his life freely do whatever he wants to do.
19. "But for the present, so that you do not have to step once more on the ground of the earth without an answer to your question, take note of this: What life as such and within Me is, you could not possibly comprehend; for how I Myself am the actual Life forever and in all infinity not even the highest and most enlightened cherub will ever be able to comprehend and behold. But the life in you is actl1ally nothing but My breath in you or My perfect image in every human being. And as I am forever and perpetually in a state of the clearest awareness of My very own most perfect life, thus every created being has a for you incomprehensibly tiny part of this life of Mine which keeps it fully alive for its particular needs.
20. "However, all life is of such a nature that it can constantly increase and grow thanks to My incessant flowing in; and the more life has grown the more perfectly it manifests.
22. "When this life is not only aware of itself, but becomes also aware of its eternal, holy origin, offers Him thanks, praise, love and adoration and recognizes the will of the One Who created it, only then does it become completely free and with this knowledge through love a child of eternal Love and eternal Life; and only through this life will it arrive at the clearest awareness of itself and a living awareness of the One Who is now carrying you on His arm.
23. "Did you understand all this, My Ghemela?"
24. And Ghemela, overwhelmed with supreme heavenly delight, replied:
25. “ O my holy Father, You supreme Love, who would not understand and comprehend Your Word, especially so when one enjoys the inexpressible grace You have shown me to be carried upon Your arm.
26. "And so Your Ghemela must surely understand that on which Your endless fatherly love has thrown so much light. I cannot thank You for it with my mouth, but my heart keeps all the more burning for You!
27. "But listen, my alone most beloved Jehovah, now a terribly sad question has arisen in my mind."
28. And Abedam asked her quickly and as if surprised: "What is it, what is it? What sad thing could you, My beloved, glorious Ghemela, have possibly remembered while still on My arm?
29. "Tell Me about it quickly; maybe I will find something to comfort your spiritually tender little heart?"
30. And Ghemela smiled somewhat embarrassed, played with Abedam's rich curls and did not dare come out with her question.
31. After a while, when Abedam had once more encouraged her, she finally brought out her sad question with a trembling voice:
32. "O Jehovah, look, I have gathered from some of Your most holy words that You will soon be leaving us again, and since my heart loves You already so infinitely how will I poor thing fare when I will no longer see You and have You, my eternal Love, around as at present?"
33. And Abedam answered: "Listen My glorious, most beloved Ghemela, on the one hand your apprehension is not unfounded, for as now I cannot always remain with you, and this would not be good for anyone. For if I always remained with you in this way no one could attain to an independent, freest life since sin has reduced the world to hard servitude and as a result there is already a great deal of compulsion and coercion on earth. If I, as the primordial power and might, remained always thus visibly among you, you would have a second coercion on earth and no one would be able to move freely in any direction. 21. "But life becomes aware of itself only when it receives with the little spark of love also a little spark of the light of grace out of God. With this light the existent life recognizes it’s being and becomes freely aware of itself.
34. "If I remain a stranger to your eyes, but - if someone earnestly wishes it, as you do now and have always done -- all the better known and more familiar to the heart, then everyone, notwithstanding the hard servitude of sin, is absolutely free. He can spurn this servitude with contempt and turn to Me, seeing and seizing Me with the love of his heart. Then I will according to the measure of his love, receive him and if his love wills it, kept and supported; and all of this means that he has won life ever-lasting.
35. "Just think, who would have the courage to do anything if he saw Me and knew for certain that I was always by his side throughout his life?
36. "Look at the people who know that I am visibly among them. What are they now doing?
37. "None of them dares breathe freely, let alone do something else, be it right or wrong. And then look at the great crowds around us who have no inkling of My visible presence here; see how they move about freely and briskly.
38. "Many among them imagine Me beyond all the stars, others again present in a little breeze and still others have a thousand different opinions keeping Me away.
39. "Behold, all these people are in no way coerced by Me and are completely free. But this is now not the case with all of you. Although here beside Me you are far from the servitude of sin, but all the more drawn by My love and cannot help loving Me above all, notwithstanding the holy right of such a love, there is still compulsion, for in My presence you cannot help loving Me thus.
41. "Behold, my glorious and most beloved Ghemela, your present love would also not be worth anything if you had not formerly loved Me thus, sometimes even more deeply than you do at present when you actually do not love, but are only satiated by Me with My love for life eternal.
42. "But notwithstanding all this, or in view of it, you can disregard your sad question, for your love has always freely done what it had to do as you had many struggles with the world because of Me. Therefore you are so exceedingly beautiful, more than any of your sex before you.
43. "Because of your persistent struggles you can now see Me and be touched by Me without detriment and that to the extent that I could show only to you things which to behold would have killed many who have not like you won love's victory.
44. "And also My frequent visible appearance will not harm you ever, for you are already bound to Me. And as I am now carrying you visibly on My arms, I will invisibly carry you in the arms of My love; and whenever I shall show Myself to you, you will always see Me carrying you thus. Therefore be happy and glad in your heart, for from now on you will never have to be without Me in all eternity.
45. "Behold, My most glorious, tender and beloved Ghemela, do you think I could be without you?
46. "Oh look, you have now become quite as indispensable to My heart as I have to yours; and so you may console yourself that I shall not leave you as it appears to you. 40. "While I am visibly among you, no one's present love can be credited him towards life, but only when I shall no longer walk visibly among you and besides how one has loved Me prior to My being visible.
47. "'Therefore, My glorious, most beloved Ghemela" forget about your sad question and do not worry. Amen."
INNOCENCE AND MODESTY. RETURN AND RECEPTION OF THE MESSENGERS
Having heard Abedam's so wonderfully consoling words Ghemela became so happy that she began to actually leap for joy on Abedam's arm, forgetting her modesty, so that her father Zuriel called to her not to bare herself so much and bear in mind who He was Who was carrying her.
2. But Abedam rebuked him fort this inopportune reprimand and said to him:
3. "If you know Me, why this concern? And in case you have not yet come to know Me, let your daughters teach you to recognize Me as they have done.
4. "Do you wish to show your most innocent children the serpent of unchastity and replace their total innocence with the worrying worldly conscience?
5. "Behold what a great fool you are. Who could possibly in My hands behave immodestly and cause Me displeasure?
6. "So be henceforth wiser. - And you, Ghemela, do not let this interfere with your gaiety, for this is the fullness of eternal life out of Me within you, and not even the purest angel has as yet experienced this as you are doing now. So leap to your heart's content, for it is good to be carried upon My arm!"
7. And for a short while Abedam still caressed Ghemela and then said to her: "Behold, My completely pure beloved, so as not to arouse jealousy in those who are now approaching from all sides because of the messengers I sent to them this morning and not to give them cause for secret resentment as they do not yet know Me as you and all here present know Me, I set you visibly down on the ground, but invisible to physical eyes, thus in spirit and all truth, you remain in the arms of My eternal Love. Amen."
8. With these words Abedam once more pressed her to His heart and then put her gently down beside His feet. Soon the delegated announcers of the offering and enlighteners according to the word of Abedam arrived, fell upon their faces before Abedam and worshipped Him from the bottom of their hearts. And behind them immense crowds followed their good example. (HHG vol. 1)
LAMECH AND GHEMELA ARE UNITED BY THE LORD
Following this speech the high Abedam summoned Lamech before Him and, after introducing him to Ghemela, asked her:
2. "My beloved Ghemela, see this man; his name is Lamech and, like you, he is full of living, ardent love for Me. Behold, I shall give you this man; for I know that he will not touch you until I shall lead him to you.
3. “Therefore, you need not fear anything; for he is just as pure in his heart and full of chastity as you are. You do not long for him in your heart but solely for Me, and he is just like you. Look, just as you would like to run away from him he would like to run away from you.
4. "Behold, he is in everything exactly like you; like you, he has wept the tears of the most ardent love at My bosom.
5. "And behold, although he is still very young, he is full of the most sublime wisdom of which a free man is ever capable, and is now, owing to his immense love for Me, in possession of great power and strength.
6. "If you want to convince yourself of his true love and wisdom out of Me, I permit you to ask him any question whatever which he will then answer out of his own heart.
7. "And so do ask him, just as if you were asking Me."
8. But Ghemela stood in great awe of Lamech and, not daring to look at him, said to Abedam:
9. "O You my most beloved Jehovah, see I cannot utter a word, for I am in great fear of him.
10. "If I am to obey You, my only, most beloved Jehovah, do free my heart of this great fear!
11. "I, Ghemela, who loves You alone, entreat You; but only if it be Your will. "
12. And Abedam touched her and said to her: "Ghemela, you pure one, so be it according to your love for Me. Amen."
13. And Ghemela's heart promptly felt a gentle flutter; she was freed of her fear and, looking up courageously, immediately asked Lamech:
14. "Lamech, could you, beside your love for Jehovah, perhaps also love me, a poor maidservant as compared to your splendid ancestry?
15. "Could you possibly do this? For behold, I want to love nothing but my Jehovah - and only then, after Him, everything else, provided it is filled with His love and mercy and can serve me as a road-sign to Him. Would you now answer this question of my heart?"
16. And Lamech sank to the bosom of Abedam and said, weeping: "O my most holy, above all beloved Abba Emmanuel Abedam!
17. "Do forgive me; behold, my heart is so full of the most ardent love for You that it is no longer capable of any other love except for the sweetest, purest, holy love for You!
18. "O my holy, good, most loving Father, You know all this. Did I commit a sin before You so that You want to punish me now?
19. "See, whoever this Ghemela may be, I have never longed for her nor for any other being of her sex. My heart was always only turned towards You. Every one of my ancestors, beginning with Seth up to my physical father Methuselah, knows this.
20. "O Abba Emmanuel! Have grace and mercy upon me if I should have unintentionally trespassed before Your all-seeing, most holy eyes and remit me this seemingly very great, indeed, immense punishment, - and permit me to be silent concerning the question which, though it is full of the purest desire, nevertheless came from a mouth the like of which I have never known. O Abba, Emmanuel, Abedam! Your holy will be done! Amen."
21. But Abedam lifted Lamech from the ground by grasping his arm and, releasing him gently, said:
22. "Listen, Lamech, you are a strange man, for your love for Me is greater than your trust. You love Me with all your strength, indeed, you love Me with the greatest possible ardor of your heart, but as far as your trust is concerned, this does not bear comparison with your so ardent love.
23. "Considering My love for you and your love for Me, how can you imagine even remotely that I might, or could, mete out a punishment to you when I intended a pure reward from heaven for you?
24. "Could you mete out such punishment to an unworldly man who loves you above all?
25. "How can you think this of Me? This shows a weakness in your trust in Me, where it ought to be firm.
26. "See, whatever can approach Me like this Ghemela, a purest daughter of Zuriel, is therefore surely worthy of My love; what I have carried on My own hands, how could this ever be intended as a punishment for you?
27. "I told you this so that you might ponder over it and realize the value of a gift you receive from My hand.
28. "See, she has never recognized a man in her heart except her father, wherefore she was seized by great fear at the mere mention of your name and even more so when she saw your person.
29. "I told her to ask you a question and she trembled all over with shyness towards you. But in her great fear she remembered that she owed Me obedience, wherefore she asked Me to strengthen her.
30. "Did you not notice this with her? How, then, can you consider My will, expressed by her to you, a punishment?
31. "If I did not know you in your purity and great love for Me, you would now have lost this reward. But the pure ardor of your heart speaks for you; therefore, you are not guilty before Me, but nevertheless a little before the pure Ghemela.
32. "Therefore, give her what she, driven by My will, asked you to do so that you may pay also this debt Amen."
33. And Lamech recognized his error, asked the trembling Ghemela for forgiveness and then assured her of his pure love for her which was worthy of Me, whereupon they all were moved to tears of joy.
34. Thus she became his sole beloved wife. Both lived together in chastity for many years until Lamech was a hundred and eighty-two years old and only then, at My bidding, begot Noah.
35. Behold, this was a marriage truly contracted in heaven. Thus all marriages shall be contracted - now and in the future.
THE GRATITUDE MOST PLEASING TO THE LORD: WORDLESS LOVE IN THE DEEPEST HUMILITY OF THE HEART. LAMECH AND GHEMELA, THE PUREST MARRIED COUPLE OF THE ANCIENT TIME
You (i.e., Jakob Lorber; the ed.) wish to hear what Lamech said to Ghemela; so let us hear it.
2. This was Lamech's apology and assurance of his love to Ghemela, after he had first thanked Me from the bottom of his heart for the admonition, saying:
3. "O Abba Abedam! You see - and saw - already from eternity my heart, namely, that from early childhood it occupied itself with nothing but You, talking only of You and Your endless wondrous works - which sometimes even bored the patriarchs - and that in my great joy I sang and danced as soon as I heard the name of Jehovah mentioned.
4. This, O Abba Abedam, You have always seen me do, and all the patriarchs were often witnesses to my exuberance on Your behalf.
5. "Never having seized anything else but You in My heart with my love, the thought of having to divide my love for You seemed quite horrible; for I did not know how deeply Ghemela's love was united with Your heart To You alone, O Abba, all the love, glory, honor and gratitude for having now enlightened my heart, for I now see that by possessing Ghemela my love for You is not only not divided, but is much enhanced and multiplied by her love.
6. ''You gave her an eternal testimony to her purity and her worthiness of Your love.
7. ''Yes, I realize now how she chose You as the sole object of her purest and most ardent love; thus You, too, have chosen her for Your holy fatherly heart, full of the highest, most endless love.
8. ''Yes, I now also realize that You have gracefully chosen to entrust this precious jewel of Your love to me so that with Your love and grace within me I should faithfully protect it and preserve it in the future as pure as it is now.
9. "Behold, O Abba Abedam, this I now realize through Your holy fatherly mildness and grace; everything is glorious and right. But there arises another question of the greatest importance for me, namely:
10. "O You most loving, holy and good Father! How can I thank You for such grace, love and mercy that You have deemed me, a mere nothing before You, worthy of such a holy office, namely, to protect and keep the one whom You have borne on Your holy hands and, having blessed her for You, have filled her heart with Your love?
11. "O Abba, be gracious and tell me what I shall do to give You some-what fitting thanks for this endless grace."
12. And Abedam replied: "Listen, My beloved Lamech, the gratitude most pleasing to Me consists in that someone fully recognizes the greatness of My mercy and grace towards him and within him, that his heart then becomes aglow for Me forever, in such a way as to feel unable, because of the greatness of the blessing, to express that feeling of his gratitude which inflames his heart with the most sublime and pure love for Me. Behold, this is the gratitude most pleasing to Me.
13. "For whoever can still thank, glorify and praise Me, has not begun to realize the endless magnitude of the blessing received from Me; neither has he recognized Me, the great, holy Giver, for he has not yet grasped the innermost depth of true humility within him, being able to use his tongue in a worldly way.
14. "Behold, I take no pleasure in such a gratitude of the tongue, even though it may be uttered with the words of the highest angels.
15. "What applies to verbal gratitude, applies also to the gratitude expressed by deeds. Whoever imagines proving his gratitude to Me through actions fully in accordance with My will, also labors under a great misapprehension. For what could someone do in My service that I could not achieve without him?
16. “Through whom can the one doing My will achieve this?
17. "Is it not My strength in him that makes him achieve that for which he again owes Me the greatest gratitude?
18. "How could anyone thank Me through that for which he owes Me the Thanks of all thanks?
19. „Therefore, whoever wants to give Me the proper and most pleasing thanks, let him thank Me without words through the love and deepest humility of his heart, and I shall look at his thanksgiving and accept it as something before Me.
20. "And behold, you My beloved Lamech, thus also your gratitude is a true gratitude, since you do not know where to begin or to end, the realization of the magnitude of My love and mercy for you having swallowed you up so that all you can do is love Me above all
21. "However, so that you may be completely assured of My benevolence, turn to Ghemela and give her the demanded answer. Amen."
22. And Lamech promptly stepped up to Ghemela and said to her:
"Ghemela, you pure beloved of Jehovah, you will surely forgive me in your pure, with holy love filled heart, that I have acted improperly against you for that very reason. See, because before you I have never looked at a being of your kind, all my senses having been directed only to your and my Jehovah, it was surely natural for me to overlook you for a few moments, for I was in fear of having to divide my love between you and Jehovah, to which silly idea - believe me - your own question actually misguided me. However, as you must have clearly understood, my, your and our solely beloved Abba Abedam Emmanuel graciously opened my eyes revealing His holy intent so that it is now clear to me that I do not have to divide my sole love for Him between Him and you but that thereby my love for Him can only be more and more enhanced. Besides, I have now fully recognized your purity and, therefore, I firmly believe you will forgive me my rudeness for the same holy reason for which I have sinned a little against you."
23. Thereupon Ghemela pushed back her rich golden hair from her face and gave Lamech a friendly look.
24. When Lamech now saw her heavenly beautiful face it almost took his breath away and he promptly turned again to Abedam and said, deeply moved in his heart:
25. "No, no, O You holy Father, I am by no means worthy of such a more than heavenly reward! Verily, verily, before this more than heavenly angel I am only a dark, sinful worm in the dust of the earth!
26. "No, no, You holy Father, only now do I realize my whole unworthiness! Oh, before You my love for You must be like nothing compared to the love of this purest angel!
27. „Truly, it would be easier for me to gaze open-eyed straight into the midday sun than to look for three moments into the face of this heavenly pure and inexpressibly beautiful angel of Your love, O holy Father.
28. "If Zuriel is her father, provided it is at all possible for a human to ever be or become the father of such an angel, return her to him, O holy Father, so that in the future, as up till now, he might protect and faithfully keep her. But Your holy will be done."
29. But now Zuriel began to weep, stepped up to Lamech and said to him: "O Lamech, why do you refuse my daughter, since Jehovah Himself gave her to you? - Do not be so hard-hearted, and look how she is weeping."
30. But Abedam said to Zuriel: "Zuriel, calm down and do not heed Ghemela's tears, but think: What I have joined together, no worldly power will ever separate.
31. "Behold, Lamech is not hard-hearted, but on the contrary only too soft, wherefore I am now going to strengthen him to be the husband of your daughter, but more still - do understand this - My daughter.
32. "And you, Lamech, bend down to Ghemela, hold out your right hand to her and lift her up as your wife, and present her to Me placed on the side of your love so that I may bless you both for all Times of times. Amen."
33. And Lamech did no longer tarry but obeyed with a pure spirit, bent down to Ghemela and said to her the following words:
34. "O Ghemela, you my love entrusted to me by Abba Emmanuel, allow me to lift you up, me who is completely unworthy of you but whom the holy Father has deemed worthy of you. Let yourself be lifted up to be my purest, in Jehovah beloved wife. Amen."
35. And Ghemela rose promptly and went with him before Jehovah. And He blessed them and bade them above all to keep the purity of their hearts at all times and preserve their chastity for as long as they would live. And they vowed to do this, thus becoming the purest married couple of the early time. (HHG vol. 2 )
THE BLESSING OF THE YOUNG COUPLE BY THE PATRIARCHS. THE LORD ARRANGES FOUR MORE MARRIAGES
After this action Abedam summoned Jared, Enoch and Methuselah before Him and said to them:
2. "Listen, your hut harboring friends, brothers and fathers has sufficient space to shelter not only Lamech, but also his wife.
3. "As long as you will be living together in peace and unity under one roof, loving only Me, I shall live in your midst; it does not matter to your love whether visibly or invisibly.
4. "I shall show Myself often to you and bless your house.
5. "And so do take in the young couple in My name. Amen."
6. And the three, prostrating themselves before Abedam, thanked Him in great humility for this immense grace and mercy.
7. But Abedam bade them rise up again so as to receive the young couple in accordance with the ancient custom of love.
8. And they promptly rose, took the couple into their midst and blessed it. After the blessing they kissed first Ghemela, then Lamech on their forehead and promised them their fatherly blessing in the Lord's name for all times. Afterwards, in keeping with the will of Abedam, they led the couple also to Adam and Eve so that Adam might bless Lamech and Eve blesses Ghemela.
9. These first complete men of the earth were deeply moved, so much so that they could hardly utter the words of blessing, and Eve said to Adam, weeping: "Behold, you head of my life, this pair is telling me without words how we ought to have behaved before the Lord.
10. "Oh, in that case no dark morass would have formed under our feet.
11. "Oh that the curse could ever be taken from the earth!"
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 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.
19. "And I shall forever close My ears to them, avert My eyes from them and blot them out from My heart completely.
20. "So as to enable Me to forget them completely, their names shall be completely blotted out from the memory of My love and they shall have forever out of My living, flaming wrath a most terrible life, which will be end· less like the life of My love and of all of My children in the greatest happiness and bliss.
21. „Therefore, Eve, keep your heart close to Me and be without concern. You cannot cleanse the earth with all your worry. This is why I have revealed this to you, so that you may be unconcerned because of the earth.
22. "Behold, it shall soon come to pass that the flood of sin will drive the waves over the mountains and up to the clouds. But behold, this married couple's fruits I shall carryon My hands across all the deadly waves and shall afterwards prepare for them a new, pure and immensely fertile land. Therefore, rejoice at this My great promise in the peace and love of your heart; for I have rejuvenated and purified you in this Ghemela. Comprehend it well in your heart. Amen."
23. Thereupon he summoned Methuselah and Zuriel with his other four daughters and spoke:
24. "Methuselah, you still have four good sons, whom I like and value; behold here their wives.
25. "And you, Zuriel, behold behind Lamech the four brothers whom I want to give to your daughters."
26. And Zuriel wept with joy and said: "O Jehovah, how did I become worthy of such grace before You?"
27. And Abedam replied: "Because you fought the world valiantly and returned to Me these your five only children who now see, yet are as pure as they were when I gave them to you blind.
28. "However, these four couples shall not dwell in the house of Jared, but they will find at a proper distance around the hut of Jared their new, clean dwellings provided with everything, where they shall live in all the purity and chastity of their hearts. Then I will at the proper time give also to them the right number of children of the light.
29. "And now also you four new couples come to Me so that I may bless you and accept you as My children. Amen."
30. And the four couples prostrated themselves before Abedam and thanked Him from the bottom of their hearts.
31. But He lifted them up and, blessing them, turned them over to the patriarchs for their blessing and, finally, said to Zuriel, who in his immense joy was weeping:
32. "Zuriel, now you also must come to Me to receive the greatest reward for your faithfulness.
33. "Behold, I now turn you into a great angel and appoint you a faithful guardian and invisible protector of all My children, and from now on you will at all times behold My countenance and rejoice in My light. Amen."
34. And He touched Zuriel, - and Zuriel became luminous, shining more than the sun, and soon disappeared from the sight of all.
ZURIEL AS GUARDIAN SPIRIT OF THE NEWLY WED. THE LOVE-TEST OF THE NEWLY MARRIED COUPLE
When all those present saw what had happened they were gripped with great fear because of this act, and no one dared ask the high Abedam about anything. Only Ghemela rallied after a short while and went to Abedam, fell on her knees before Him and in the depth of her heart implored Him to be allowed to ask Him a question.
2. But Abedam, anticipating her, replied: "My most beloved Ghemela, do you maybe somewhat fear for your Zuriel, who was the father of your body?"
3. And Ghemela, in her heart answering in the affirmative, indicated by an innocent nod of her head the well-guessed desire of her heart.
4. But Abedam said to her soothingly: "My most beloved Ghemela, do you imagine Zuriel to have disappeared out of existence because you can no longer see him with your eyes?
5. "Oh, do take comfort; you will still see him sometimes and be able to discuss far more glorious things than those you have so far discussed with him.
6. "That here in the sight of many he received such a great grace happened firstly on your behalf, so that he may be for you and your husband a faithful guardian and protector against all the temptations of the world; and whenever I shall come to you he shall faithfully announce Me beforehand.
7. "Secondly, he shall from now on be a secret general guide for all the children of the midday, for he will probe their hearts and be able to move them mightily after My will as soon as he becomes aware of some unfaithfulness. They will then more easily turn back to Me and will hear in their own hearts My fatherly call, as well as understand the inner divine thunder.
8. "Lastly, some from the midday will still today be prepared to descend to the great city of Enoch in the lowlands, there to proclaim My name to the children of the world, part of whom is full of the worst abomination while another part suffers in the harshest bondage and slavery; and they shall preach to them serious repentance, true betterment and immediate return to the One Who in great patience and mercy has for such a long time been waiting for their return.
9. "But this mercy will be the last shown to the children of the serpent.
10. "Behold now, My most beloved Ghemela, this commission is now going to require the great faithfulness of Zuriel. I require his services so that the dragon will thereby know that a small spirit with My help is greater and stronger than he is together with all his innumerable evil hordes."
11. And Ghemela, rejoicing in her most loving and grateful heart, again threw herself at Abedam's feet.
12. But Abedam promptly lifted her up again and, gathering her into His arms, asked her whether she still had a request.
13. However, she could not speak for overwhelming joy, seeing that now that she was married to Lamech her Jehovah still loved her as much as when she was still single.
14. And Abedam, pressing her to His heart, called Lamech and asked him: "Lamech, are you satisfied with Ghemela? Behold, she is forgetting you on My hand. What does your heart say to this?"
15. Throwing himself at the bosom of Abedam, Lamech replied: “O Father, You holy, loving Father! Unless You will hold my heart together, it will be devoured by a never before felt endlessly great love for You.
16. (Weeping:) “O Father, when You granted me this heavenly pure Ghemela, giving her to me out of Your holy hand, I thought: How shall I be able to love You as I did before, having to share my love for You alone with Ghemela?
17. "And when I then lifted her up I feared that my hand might have defiled her, rendering her less agreeable to You than before.
18. "However, seeing her, whom You gave me so that I should keep and protect her, again on Your hand, - O Father, You dear, holy Father! - see, my heart will fail me completely!
19. "Unless You uphold me, I shall die and perish for excessive gratitude and love for You, O my very own immensely holy, good Father!"
20. And Abedam bent down to Lamech and said to him: "Beloved Lamech! Look, the Father's other hand is still free; grasp it and learn how much I am the Father of you all."
21. But Lamech, thinking himself far too unworthy, did not dare to do so.
But Abedam encouraged him, and soon He lifted him up, too, pressed him to His holy bosom and said to the two:
22. "As you are now, remain in the future, and you will not ever, even in eternity, are deprived of this holy place.
23. "You are the first couple of little children whom from eternities I have been carrying on My hands visibly. It shall be an eternal sign for all following children, that only those can be and become truly My children who will let themselves be grasped, drawn and, like you, carried on My hands.
24. „Those who do not follow your example will receive from Me little love and even less life.
25. "But now, My Lamech, behold the soul of My and your Ghemela."
26. Here, Abedam blew into Lamech's eyes; and Lamech beheld Ghemela as a most luminous, lightful form whose radiance was incomparably brighter than the central light of all suns.
27. He was startled by this sight; only when he gradually recovered from this shock did he begin to weep, not knowing what to do for his great love of Me.
28. But Abedam said to Ghemela: "Ghemela, behold, Lamech in his purity is weeping for love of Me. Dry the glorious tears from his eyes with your hair - and this deed shall be expected at all times to be performed by you and your successors."
29. And Ghemela for the first time embraced Lamech with her tender, soft and truly heavenly beautiful arms. Since at this moment the holy Father was still holding both by His hands, she dried Lamech's glorious tears with her forehead and her tender cheeks.
30. Thereupon He kissed them both and, blessing them, returned them to the patriarchs, saying:
31. "As pure as these two all born children shall be returned to Me. I am their original source; to this original source they shall return forever. Amen." (HHG vol. 2)
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