Thoughtful man, however much he may be involved in the affairs of the world, is always longing for clarity about those things we rightly feel to be the actual permanent foundation of our existence. The points in question are: God, creation, man, destiny, and the world beyond, and still today they resist all our efforts to gain true clarity about them.
As far as intellectual knowledge goes, many things regarding the natural world have been discovered during the past century. The result was an unprecedented technological development and a thriving economy.
But has man thereby become wiser, better and happier? No! These findings about nature remained superficial. In the minds of scientists creation became a sense- and soulless mechanism. The whole world, deprived of spirit and God, broke down in the catastrophe of two world wars released through mankind´s unrestrained tyranny and selfishness. The intellect, this scrappy, superficial faculty of perception, has truly ruined the cultural world. If a development ends in evident madness, in wars of robbery and destruction, there must somewhere be a fundamental error.
For the benefit of all mankind, every living being has in his soul, in addition to the outward light of intellect, also another, inner light, a spiritual faculty of perception by which a higher impulse speaks to him. Poets, artists, inventors, ingenious thinkers call it their inspiration, their genius. Seers and prophets perceive it as an inner voice of God. And even in the animal it manifests miraculously in the instinct.
This secret, unobtrusively radiating inner cognition has, in more recent times deeply inspired many a sensitive, spiritually inclined thinker and scientist. The result was a kind of dawn in the scientific world. The more advanced realized that the mechanistic ideology was futile and that there were spiritual elemental energies alive and active in everything. It is now more or less clearly suspected that actually, all is spirit.
Through these new views the entire prewar philosophy was called in question. At present, a spiritual turning point in world philosophy is taking place which has not been experienced since Copernicus, or maybe not even before. Like the sound of a trumpet it calls to the strife-ridden world: "Listen, mankind! Life has a deeper meaning than is generally believed! There s a God - a God of love who wants to lead your eternal being to blissful perfection in His sublime spheres of light! Recognize and love Him above all and for His sake your fellow beings too!"
This revelation of the original, eternal religion was made known to mankind anew. Jakob Lorber, the mediator and proclaimer of this message lived unknown in Austria (1800-1864) as a retiring man with a gentle heart, but a strong spirit. The son of a wine grower, he showed from early childhood a variety of good talents. He obtained his diploma as a teacher, but eventually reverted to his favourite pursuit -music. In his fortieth year he was offered a conductorship with the theater in Trieste, a position that would give him the long hoped - for material security.
But in the morning before his departure for Trieste (on the 15th March 1840), suddenly and unexpectedly, there awakened in this devout, withdrawn man the prophetic spirit calling to him: Take your pen and write!"
And the first words of the mysterious voice were: "Thus spoke the Lord to and within me for everyone, and that is true, faithful and certain: Whoever wants to talk with Me, let him come to Me and I will lay the answer in his heart. But only the pure, whose heart is full of meekness, shall hear the sound of My voice. And he who prefers Me to all the world and loves Me like a tender bride her bridegroom, with him I shall walk arm in arm. He will always behold Me like a brother his brother and as I beheld him from eternity, before he was."
Thus it went on, sentence upon sentence, chapter upon chapter - an inner message full of the most profound thoughts of love and wisdom.
The longer the so unexpectedly called listened within, the more was he moved and the tears rolled down his cheeks. He relinquished the promising position, worldly recognition, material security and placed himself fully at the service of this mysterious voice which introduced itself as the voice of Jesus, the living Word of God. Staying single, poor and modest, earning his livelihood by teaching music, and always sharing whatever he had with still poorer ones, he devoted his life to this to him sacred task, the writing down of what he heard within.
His biographer Karl Gottfried Ritter von Leitner writes: "Lorber wrote almost daily, beginning in the morning before breakfast. Completely withdrawn, he wrote at an average speed without pausing to think or correcting what he had written, uninterruptedly like someone who was taking a dictation. He often mentioned that while listening to the uttering voice he also saw visions of what he heard. It was even easier for him to record what he heard within when he could dictate it to another person. Actually, he dictated entire works to some of his friends, sitting next to the writer, quietly gazing ahead, never faltering in the flow of words or changing the structure of a sentence, or even a single expression."
In a letter to a friend, Lorber wrote about his reception of the Inner Word: "Dearly beloved friend and brother! Concerning the Inner Word and how this is heard I can only say that I always hear the Lord´s most holy Word in the region of the heart lke a clear thought, light and pure, like spoken words. No one, though he may be quite close to me, can hear anything at all of a voice. But to me this voice of grace sounds clearer than even the loudest material sound."
In this way, Lorber wrote till the end of his life (1864) about 25 comprehensive volumes.
The most important of these glorious books and writings are: The Household of God, The Childhood of Jesus, The Spiritual Sun, Sunsets into Sunrises, From Hell to Heaven, Earth and Moon, The Natural Sun, Scripture Text Interpretations, The Three Days in the Temple, Letters between Jesus and King Abgarus, St. Paul´s Epistle to the Church in Laodicea.
However, Lorber´s main work, the crowning of the whole revelation is the Great Gospel of John (in 10 volumes)1, called thus because it speaks to us in the sublime spirit of love of the disciple John and his biblical Gospel2. In this Gospel of unique significance we possess (as promised in the biblical Gospel of St. John, chap. 14, 26) a detailed and profound description of all that Jesus taught and did during the three years of His ministry.
In this noteworthy work by Lorber - called the New Revelation writings, the eternal Gospel of love for God and the brother, preached by Jesus two thousand years ago, was revealed anew. It was substantiated and explained through a spiritual doctrine of creational development and crowned by a most logical teaching of life and of the beyond.
This is a spiritual view of life of unprecedented magnitude, vastness, clarity and warmth, not rendered in scholarly statements, but in fascinating portrayals of life, the world and the history of man.
In "Fundamental Principles", in order to shed light on the most important questions of our life, from the abundance of Lorber´s revelations a wealth of thoughts was compiled to give truth seeker an idea of the treasure of light that is here offered. Even though much care was taken with the choice of material, the author is aware of the shortcomings of his work. This book is not meant to - nor can it - replace the study of the Lorber works. It only wants to draw the truth seeker´s attention to this prodigious spiritual source, this immense gift of divine love, wisdom and wealth of life.
Dr. Walter Lutz
Bad Teinach/ Schwarzwald
1 in fact, there are 11 volumes of the Great Gospel of John, the last being received thorugh Inner Word by Leopold Engel. Lorber didn´t come to finalize the greatest work of the New Revelation, due to his illness and following death.
2 in the Great Gospel of John, we also discover the mystery of its name and contrary to what Lutz suggested, when naming these writings as belonging to John, the Lord was referring to Lorber himself, who was a reincarnation of John the Baptist. This way the precursor of Lord´s missionary work as Jesus Christ is the same with the main precursor of His Second Coming through which this most extraordinary gift of Divine Wisdom was given to humanity.
GGJ, Book 25 chap. 55:
"Then I called John the Baptist and Elijah to Me, whom those who were present knew only in the personality of the Baptist. And I said loudly in the presence of all: "You have been My predecessor in this great time of My coming to the people, and you will again be My predecessor when that great time will arise about which I have spoken. But the people will not recognize you then, despite that you will know who you actually are, because that last temptation in the flesh that you can expect will become the foundation for the building of the dawning kingdom of peace.
The people at the time of your next life will care little about your word, but it will be written in their soul with burning letters so that they will nevertheless feel it when they will be free of their body. That word of you will be My Word, and I will demand an account of everyone who heard it but despised it.
But you, My loved ones and faithful ones who are gathered around Me and are surprised about the things that clearly happen now before your eyes, will form the tribe of those who will form the new elect people, and you yourselves will contribute to its foundation in My name as a great brotherhood that draws strength from My Spirit to perform great deeds."
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