CHAPTER 22 "And He said unto them, Verily, I say to you, there are some here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God coming in power!" (Mark 9:01, jl.022,01-13)
 "And He said unto them, Verily, I say to you, there are some here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God come in power!" (Mark 9:01)
 This is again a bit longer text and therefore needs a slightly shorter explanation. One may only know who the few are who will not taste death until they come to see the kingdom of God in its glory; if one knows that, then one knows almost the whole meaning of this text!
 So who are the ones? - These are the believers and those who are hoping for it! He who believes firmly will find his hope realized in his faith; for it is also said, "He who has faith the size of a mustard seed, and does not doubt what he believes, can move mountains with the power of his faith."
 Thus among the 'many' the believers are understood, and this is further indicated by the fact that the believer is constantly animated by the desire to see with his eyes what he believes. For this reason, therefore, this promise is made to indicate how the inner desire of such believers should be realized; and they should not taste death before they see what they believe.
 What did these many believe? These many firmly believed that I am the promised Messiah, also believed that through Me the glory of the kingdom of God, that is, a perfect theocracy (reign of God), will be established on earth and will never end. The Son of Man will take over the glory of the Father on the earth, and then before His power all the kingdoms and knees of those who are under the earth, on the earth and above the earth will have to bow.
 That was the firm belief of these many. Therefore it was said to them that they should not taste any more death before they would see the glory of the kingdom of God come; certainly not in the way they believed it, but only in the correspondence of their faith.
86. THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN ME
WILL NOT TASTE DEATH
 When we had taken the evening meal, Ouran, who had also eaten on the summit, came to Me and said: “Lord, for the size and eminence that no mortal tongue knows the name which You are worthy of, how should I, a pitiful worm of the dust, thank You for the eternally invaluable treasures that Your divine graciousness here has provided for me, and how should I praise, honor and respect You, You eternal most eminent one!?
 Oh Lord, what are we mortals then, that You pay attention to us?! What can we do then in order to please You?”
 I say: “Come on, friend, and now do not cause such a powerful stir! For look, you are what you are, a person with a mortal body, it is true, but in which lives an immortal soul with an even more immortal spirit from God; and I am also a person in whom a divine immortal soul and the spirit of God lives in His fullness, as far as is necessary for this earth, and that is the Father in Heaven, whose son I am and whose children you also are.
 But you were all blind and still are in many ways; but I came into the world seeing, in order to show the Father to you all and to make you see as I do.
 I have received the fullness of life from the Father, and can also give life to every everybody who wants life; for the Father decreed Me before the world was created that in Me all fullness of life would live and through Me all people should live. And I am this decree in respect of My soul; in the spirit I am one with Him who made Me.
 You see, I am the way, the truth and the life! Those who believe in Me will never see death, neither feel it or taste it, even if they could die more than once in the body; but those who will not believe in Me, they will die, even if they had life a thousand times over!
 For every person has a body, and it must die one deay– My body will also not be spared this; but the soul will only become freer, brighter and more alive after the laying off of the body, and will be fully One with Him who created them before the world for the salvation of everyone who will believe in the son of man and keep his commandments.
 57. THE FIRST DAY OF CREATION
JESUS: ‘Is it not written: In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth. And the Earth was without form,
and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
 And God said, let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
 See, these are Moses’ words. If you were to take these in their natural sense you should have to at once see their ultimate absurdity.
 What of a truth is the Heaven and Earth of which Moses says all was created in the beginning? In man, Heaven is the spiritual and Earth the natural. This still is void and without form – as in your case. The waters are your deficient knowledge of all things, above which the Spirit of God moves indeed, but not yet within them.
 Since God at all times however sees the terrible darkness in your material world-depth, God says to you, as manifestly even now: “Let there be light.”
 It begins thereupon to dawn within your natures, and God indeed sees how good is the light upon your darkness, but it is yourselves who do not want to recognize it. For this reason therefore a division takes place within you, day and night verily are separated, and through the day within, you then recognize the former night of your hearts.
 Say I: “Let the table be table and you remain yourself, as you were! And if some poor one comes and you have something, then support him on whatever day; whilst a yearly feast helps neither the poor nor yourself, and it does not please Me. He who remembers Me, let him do so at all hours of day; whereas I cannot find use for a yearly commemoration!
 If you were to designate such feast, you would verily resemble the Templers at Jerusalem, who also each year celebrate three anniversaries, and because it is customary, hand out bread to the poor, as if the poor could then live until the next feast without further nourishment! Oh for the nonsense of such ridiculous feasts! The Pharisees indeed on such feasts collect so much rich offerings that they can easily last a hundred years from such takings; but the poor have to be satisfied if three times a year he receives a piece of bread weighing hardly the eight part of a pound. Oh for the great foolery, stupidity, blindness and selfish malice. Therefore let this table be what it is, and celebrate a feast most pleasing to Me, if in accordance with your capacity you satiate one or the other poor, at this or some other table!
 And should one and the same poor come to you every day, then do not ask him whether he receives nothing somewhere else; for this would weigh the poor one’s heart down heavily, so
that for a lengthy period he would not dare coming to you, and your good works would lose their merit before Me!
 It is not My will on the other hand that you hand out the poor’s bread to those robust idlers able to work; to such give work commensurate with their strength! If they carry out one or the other job for you, then give them to eat and drink. If they don’t accept the work, then don’t give them to eat! For he who is strong and does not want to work shall not eat!
 Behold, if you arrange your dealings along those lines, you shall be preparing Me the most pleasing commemoration feasts; but leave Me alone with your proposed annual feasts, for such annual feast is the greatest nonsense that a man can engage in, since it serves nothing to anyone, except the organizer who can obtain some gainful offerings therefrom!
 In what way is a year preferable to a day? He who honors his father’s birthday once a year, same should honor the hour of birth every day, which certainly would be better than the annual
 I say unto you that all such human commemoration days are worthless before Me, unless they be kept daily, hourly and vitally in the heart. So are the new moons, jubilees, the feast of
Jerusalem’s liberation from Babylon’s power, the feast of rebuilding the city and Temple, the feast of Moses, Aaron, Samuel, David and Solomon’s vain things, in which there is nearly as much truth as the rain that fell into the sea a thousand years ago.
 Initially these feasts are executed in a sort of religious impetus and the participants commemorate a person or a significant event which they themselves have experienced in a still very animated way. However, in the second, third, fourth or even tenth generation it becomes an empty ceremony whereby thousands hardly know why it is taking place – and still later the whole issue goes over into futile heathenism.
 By saying this I do not want true commemoration feasts to be abandoned; however, next to yearly, it also should be kept in the heart daily, otherwise they must be considered as dead and
thus ineffectively. But with this table it stays as I have told and shown you!”
(GGJ Book 4, chap. 99)
CHAPTER 87 Ninth hall - ninth commandment
 We are already in the ninth hall and look again at our round table, on which is written:
 You should not long for what is your neighbor's, neither for his house, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor his land, nor for everything that grows on it.
 If we look at this commandment, we must evidently lose ourselves in the same judgments and undergo the same criticism that we have already met in the seventh commandment. For here again there is talk of property, and according to it, one should not have any desire for what one or the other was legally externally appropriated to own.
 Who could not at once come back to the question and say: How could this commandment be given to the Israelite people in the wilderness, where there is no one who possesses a house, an ox, a donkey, nor any land or seed? One would have to imagine this property among the Israelite people. And at the most it could mean: If your neighbor imagines that he has something, then you should not imagine that you should have something similar, or even the imagination of your neighbor, to have it as if it were seriously your property or as if you want to actually own it.
 I think that not many critical judgments will be needed here to see the utmost airiness of such a command at first sight. A commandment must always be there only for some assurance of a fixed reality, the loss of which must be something every one of them must have. But what would an air-castle architect lose to another air-castle architect, who would take the unlawful audacity of his fellow air-castle builder seriously. I think the weighing of such enormous damage would require a very fine, even ethereally spiritual scale to measure. If, according to the opinion of a certain sect on earth, the Archangel Michael is seriously endowed with such instruments, I am firmly convinced that he certainly does not lack such a very delicate weight-measuring instrument.
 See, at some stage I read a book with the title “Wars of Jehovah”, and therein, of course in a very mythical language, mention was made of the fall of the first angels!
 In the beginning God – of course endlessly long before any worlds were created – had created 7 large spirits corresponding to the 7 spirits in God. He gave them great powers and similar great wisdom, so that also they were able, just like God, to create smaller spirits, completely resembling themselves, in very great numbers, and so infinitive space was filled with countless legions of spirits.
 The greatest and mightiest of those 7 first spirits was according to the text obviously Lucifer. But he lifted himself above his power and size, didn’t want to become only God’s equal, but wanted to rule over God. God became angry, seized the traitor and pushed him for eternity into judgment. But the six great spirits stayed, along with their countless many lesser spirits, with God and served Him only from eternity to eternity, while at the same time the lesser spirits of Lucifer as evil devils and as for ever rejected beings by God, had to burn in God’s fire of rage to endure continuously the greatest pain without relief. – Now, what do you say to that, as a surely one of the first angels of God?” (GGJ Book 16, chap. 36)
37. THE 7 FIRST SPIRITS OF GOD
 Raphael said: “This is only a corresponding picture of precisely that which I just have told you about the creation or successive formation of a complete heavenly body.
 The first great spirits are the very thoughts in God and the ideas arising from them.
 The mystical number 7 means the perfect original divine and God-resemblance in every thought originating from Him and in every idea which He placed outside Himself.
87. THE 7 BOOKS OF MOSES
 Hereupon the previously speaking Pharisee asked the Roman if only he or if also somebody else could ask him a question.
 The Roman said: “This is one and the same to me! Anyone of you who knows to ask, can ask me!”
 With this ruling they were content and another came forward, a scribe of the first rank, opened his mouth and said: “Listen! Only one question which you cannot answer to a general contentment, you will, according to your own ruling, loose a thousand pounds of gold!”
 The Roman said: “This we know already! You should not think of the gold anymore but about a wise question! Since the question will make you more sweat than the negotiated gold,
which you not yet have won by a far cry. Just give me the first question, so that I can learn its spirit!”
 Here the Pharisee thought for a while, which question he should ask him first and which the Roman will not be able to answer that easily. Then it occurred to him that the Roman could not know how many books were written by Moses, since in general among the people it was known that Moses had not written more than five books. However, that Moses had actually written seven books and a purely prophetic appendix, which the Pharisee knew quite well, and at the same time assumed with great certainty that no one could know this except for the deepest adepts of the temple, which is why he ask the Roman whether he would know how many books were written by Moses.
Here the Baby sat up and said: 'Joseph, every man may do good as far as the Sabbath is concerned.
The keeping of the Sabbath does not consist in idleness the whole day through, but much rather in the doing of good works.
Moses to be sure taught that the keeping of the Sabbath was most necessary and in his Law characterized every unnecessary and menially paid-for labor as a desecration of the Sabbath, which is an abomination before God -
but Moses never forbade the doing of God's will on the Sabbath.
Nowhere in the Law does it state that one should allow a brother to perish on the Sabbath!
'And I, as the Lord of the Sabbath, say this: Always do good also on the Sabbath, and you will celebrate the Sabbath in the best manner!
But if you, Joseph, do not trust yourself to only seemingly transgress the Law of Moses by the easy repair" of that ship, then My servants shall do so right away.'
(The Childhood of Jesus, chap. 149)
45. THE TRUE CELEBRATION OF THE SABBATH
 SO we all rested undisturbed until the morning of a Sabbath, which was however not especially important to these Jews, for they were more inclined to be a gentile than a Jew. Nevertheless, the eldest came already early in the morning asking for Me, to know if I and My disciples were strictly keeping the Sabbath, since it was appointed by Moses as a day of the Lord that had to be strictly hollowed.
 I said: “To hollow the Sabbath according to the precepts of Moses is right and good for every Jew, but from now on every day is a day of the Lord, and the one who does good deeds for his fellowman according to My teaching hollows truly the Sabbath. So you do not have to behave differently today, now that it is Sabbath, than on any other day.
 I said: ‘You are quite right in what you are saying, except for a small detail which consists in the fact that a true teacher of the law, that is one who has become a learner in the Kingdom of Heaven, must be like a wise householder who produces from his store both old and new to offer to his guests for their enjoyment. Or should one, when the new wine is filled into the skins, pour out the good old wine, or throw out the old grain when the new crop has been gathered into the barns? Therefore, a true teacher of the law, a learner in the Kingdom of Heaven, must know and observe the old Scripture as well as My new Word.’[Matthew 9:14–17, Mark 2:21–22, and Luke 5:33–39]
 Says Ahab: ‘But surely only Moses and the prophets, excluding the no doubt partly distorted laws of the land, the empty rules of divine service, which can no longer be of any use since all of us are politically subject to the Roman laws anyway?’
 I said: ‘That goes without saying. What has to be omitted from the ancient law for the sake of true love of one’s neighbor, you find already written down. Here are now My two friends from Sychar who are witnesses to My esive Sermon on the Mount which deals with all these things.’ (GGJ Book 2, chap. 99)
 When this region was given to the Israelites during the time of Joshua and the judges, it was as fertile as now, and it also remained so under the first kings of Israel. But when later envy,
jealousy, persecution and wars existed among the tribes of srael, and the Jews turned away from Me and forgot Me more and more, I let this region be destroyed by great thunderstorms and storms in the whole environment, and all the zeal of the people who came to live here was not capable to make these fields fertile again.
 Now I have changed this region into a fertile one, and there, at the top of this hill, you can already see a big spring coming up. And your zeal will know how to gather the water and to direct it to the right places. But stay in the love that you promised Me, and do not leave the faith that you have in Me. Then I also will stay with you with My blessings.
 What you will ask the Father in My name will also be given to you. And wherever only 2 or 3 of you will come together in My name, in full faith, I will be among you in the spirit of My love, might and power. What you then will ask in full trust, I also will give you, if what you ask will be beneficial for the salvation of your soul. [John 14:13] (GGJ Book 23, chap. 90)
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