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Text: And a great sign appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and with a crown-like garland of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and she cried out in her birth pangs, in the anguish. of her delivery. - And she brought forth a male Child, One Who is destined to shepherd all the nations with an iron staff, and her Child was caught up to God and to His throne.
Revelation received by Jakob Lorber on December 21, 1846.
Disclosure: But friends, how can you not understand such a clear and simple matter which so closely concerns you all and is already so clearly unfolded before your eyes: Where do you have your spirit, where your mind? Whereto is it directed? It might be quite sensible for somebody to ask at night "Where is the sun?" But to enquire during daylight where the sun might be, would that not be blind or eagerly to close one's eyes and with the position of the sun to play what you call "blind mouse"?
What then is the "woman," which appears in heaven clothed with the sun? The "woman" is the noble picture of a human being without the strength to bring forth, but nevertheless receptive and able to do so. Accordingly this woman is a perfect image of man, hence no scuffled picture, no "off-measure" of man.
Likewise is also My doctrine which, of course, appears in the most perfect heaven, because it is within Me and proceeds from Me; it is, like the woman, a most perfect symmetry for the spiritual man, yet by Itself not capable of bringing forth. But by My doctrine man becomes receptive for all good which is love, that is, pure, heavenly divine love which is the everlasting spiritual life out of Me, the "Child", with which My doctrine becomes fertile in the heart of man.
I speak• only of my pure doctrine as of a perfect heavenly woman, not of a false doctrine and a monkey woman. It is quite natural that this perfect woman, or My pure doctrine, is surely clothed with the sun or with My Light of all light, because it comes out of Me!
Because this most perfect, heavenly woman, or My purest doctrine, is capable of receiving only heavenly love out of He, she tramples upon the moon as the unsteady symbol of self-love or worldly love - in order to speak to you somewhat scholarly - a polarity which is totally opposed to her heavenly nature; thus she is also adorned with twelve "stars", that is, the ten commandments of Moses, and uppermost the two commandments of Christian love, not with the twelve apostles or with the twelve tribes of Israel, but -as already said - adorned with all twelve laws of everlasting life.
The woman, or the active doctrine out of Me within man, becomes, and already is, pregnant. With what? Have you never heard of rebirth? Does it not say: "What is not born out of the spirit cannot enter into the Kingdom of God!"?
Behold, the Child, with which the woman is pregnant, is the Pure Divine Love, which causes outer man great pain because of the manifold self-denials, until this heavenly love within man's spirit becomes mature for glorious rebirth into everlasting life.
You must not imagine that mere doctrine as the designated woman would become pregnant - no - only live active doctrine, taken up within the belief of man, is the designated pregnant woman, from which love to God is born as a new child, and this is rebirth into everlasting life. But the Child is male! Why not female, a woman to develop further? - Because in this love, as in man not in woman, lies and must lie the creative power of bringing forth.
This Child, or the love to God (that is divine Love) born out of My doctrine within man's spirit, will then with an iron scepter or with the most unyielding power of God subdue all nations, or all demands and sensuous passions of the world, and will thereby, out of Me, draw the spirit of man and all his inclinations to Me, and will have his happiness at My throne, which is the true Wisdom out of Me everlastingly!
Behold, this is the most easily conceivable meaning of these verses; all things must thus be considered and understood in this only, true light, otherwise it is a twilight that in the course of time will mislead every guide into dark swamps and morasses.
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