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The Holy Spirit as the Holy Power in God
 BUT what you will hear now, keep it to yourselves for the time being and do not make Me known before the right time! When the right time will come, you will be informed by My spirit, which is the actual Holy Spirit.
 The Father, I as Son and the Holy spirit are distinguishable one and the same from eternity.
 The Father in Me is the everlasting love and as such the primordial reason and the actual primordial substance of all things, which fills the whole of eternity.
 I as the Son am the light and wisdom, which goes forth from the fire of everlasting love. This mighty light is the everlasting most perfect self-consciousness and the brightest self-recognition of God and is the everlasting word in God through which everything there is has been created.
 So that all this could have been made still requires the mightiest will of God, and this is the very Holy Spirit in God, through which the works and beings obtain their fullest existence. The Holy Spirit is the great pronounced word ‘It shall be!’ And it is what the love and wisdom in God have decided.
 And see, all this is now here in Me: the love, the wisdom and the power! And therefore their only exist one God, and this is Me, and I only have taken on a body here, to reveal Myself better to you people of this earth, who I have created to My likeness, in your personality, as it is the case right now. (GGJ Book 16, chap. 1)
12. Three signs attest to it: the Word, the insight and the will, and these three must became one as I am one as Father, Son and holy Spirit. The Father is the eternal word, substantially. The Son is the reception of the word and hence eternal wisdom itself. The Spirit or will or power then proceeds from both and is likewise completely at one with Father and Son, and that all in the one Being which, in Myself, stands before you teaching you. (From Hell to Heaven vol. 2, chap. 254)
 Look, as all of you very well know that the book of the prophets says and explains that I, Jesus, Christ – also called Son of Man, although also defined and named by different names, namely as Father, Son and Holy Spirit – am the true God. And still, God is only one individual majesty in the highest perfect form of a man.
 As you well know now, the soul, His outer body and His deep inner Spirit are united in such a way that they are only one Being, or finally consist of one individual substance. But still, they form with respect to each other a well distinguishable ‘3’. So are also the Father, the Son and the Spirit united, as is taught by the Scriptures of the old fathers and prophets that I have just named. (GGJ Book 18, chap. 73)
 And thus hear: Jesus Christ is the only God and Lord of all heavens and all worlds! According to His eternal, infinite love: the Father, and His infinite wisdom: the Son, and His everlasting omnipotent holiness: the Holy Spirit himself; as He Himself also said of Himself, that He and the Father are One, and who sees Him, also see the Father; and that the Holy Spirit goes out from Him, as He demonstrated when He breathed on His apostles and said to them, receive the Holy Spirit. (The Spiritual Sun vol. 1, chap. 74)
And when i said, “receive ye the holy ghost,” it meant as much and still does as: “receive the highest of power of my divine love. Whatsoever shall be loosed on earth shall remain loosed. It requires no further sacrifices nor any more high priests. Whatsoever you bind to your heart, and whatsoever you shall hind on earth, shall be bound in heaven.” Neither understand by “loose” and “bind,” forgiveness or remonstration, since loosening is an extrication, and binding is an acceptance. (Earth and Moon, chap. 71)
The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Love in God and thus the Father Himself I said: “Good then, I know what you have discussed and learned during the time planned for you! But since you have learned it, keep it for the time being to yourself and also afterwards do not make misuse of it; since the children of this earth cannot understand this, because they are not from the same place where you came from. But you will experience much bigger things; after the Holy Spirit has come over you, whom I will soon pour out over you, who will lead you into all truth! This will be the spirit of love, the Father Himself, who will draw and teach you, so that you all can come there, where I will be.
 Since truly I say to you: Nobody will come to Me, if the Father is not drawing Him towards Me! You must all be taught by the Father, thus by the everlasting love in God, if you want to come to Me! Therefore you all must be perfect, like the Father in heaven is perfect! Hence, a lot of knowledge, also the most plentiful experience will not bring you there, but only the living love for God and in the same measure to your neighbor; therein lies the great secret of the rebirth of your spirit out of God and in God. (GGJ Book 8, chap. 33)
The Word of God emenates the Holy Spirit(The Angel:)Tell me, are you really Christ's followers when you do not follow His gentle teaching at all? Does not His teaching comprise the greatest and most sublime order and consistency, as is the case in all creation? Does not every word of the Gospel emanate the Holy Spirit in its fullness?
But have you not always opposed the Holy Spirit in word and deed, quite consciously acting contrary to the Lord's purest teaching full of the Holy Spirit, which the latter rendered to the Apostles and disciples forever to remain? (Bishop Martin, chap. 4)
The Holy Spirit at the baptism of the Lord33. “I would not have known Him either, but He who sent me to baptize with water, said to me: Upon whom you will see the spirit descending, and remaining upon Him, He is the one who will baptize with the holy spirit.”
 That is why John says: ‘I would not have recognized Him either.’
34. “And I saw it and am now testifying that this is truly the Son of God.”
 Only after this baptism does John tell the emissaries what he had seen and heard and insist that the Baptized, whom he had already as He was approaching announced as the revealed Lamb of God, was truly the Messiah for whom all Israel had been waiting. This is truly the Son of God, that it, God’s actual primordialfundamental essence within God.
 He, John, had seen with his own eyes God’s Spirit descending upon Him and remaining above Him. Not as if this man had only then received that spirit, but this manifestation took place as evidence for him (John) since he had not known Him before.
 Here the question arises whether these emissaries from Jerusalem had not perceived these things with their own eyes and ears. The answer to this is always one and the same: These things shall be revealed only to the babes and the simple, but to the worldly wise they will remain hidden and veiled.
 Thus the emissaries from Jerusalem also say here nothing but he baptism with water and were quite annoyed when John told them what he had seen and heard. They did not perceive any of this and, therefore, abused John saying that he lied to them. However, several of John’s disciples who were present joined them and testified that John had spoken the truth.
 But the emissaries shook their heads and said, ‘John is your master and you are his disciples, wherefore you are confirming his statement. We are learned and wise in all things of prophets and recognize from your words and actions that you and your master are fools, that you do not see and know a thing and with your foolishness drive many people crazy, and that to such an extent that this matter has already for some time been regarded as a nuisance by the high priests of the temple. It would be best to put a stop to your activities by force.’
 This angered John and he said, ‘You snakes, you vipers’ brood: Do you think you can thereby escape retribution? Look, the axe with which you would like to destroy us is already laid to your roots – see how you can escape perdition. Unless you repent in sackcloth and ashes and let yourselves be baptized, you will face destruction.
 For truly, this was the One about whom I had told you: After me will come the One who has been before me, for He was there before I was. From His fullness all of us have received grace upon grace.’
 Following these forceful words, some remain with him and have themselves baptized, but most of them leave greatly enraged.
 These verses deal with purely historical facts and do not have much inner meaning which can be easily recognized from the previous explanations. Here it must be pointed out that such verses are all the easier to understand if given with the then well-known circumstances. For at the time, the evangelist recorded the Gospel it was customary to omit as unnecessary sentences dealing with all kinds of generally known circumstances and record only the main sentences, leaving all secondary details ‘between the lines,’ as you would say today. In order to throw more light on this for that time most noteworthy matter, we will have a closer look from this angle at the three following verses and the style of that time will become quite clear and recognizable. (GGJ Book 1, chap. 6)
 Says Simon Juda: “Lord, when You were baptized in front of Me in the river Jordan by Johannes with water, we saw a flame in the form of a dove floating above Your Head, and it was said, that this was the holy spirit of God! And at that stage also a voice in the air was heard: ‘See, this is My beloved Son who pleases Me; you should listen to Him!’ What was this? From where came this holy flame, and who spoke the clearly heard words? How should we understand this?”
 I said: “From where else could this have come than from only Myself?! Or do you think that behind the stars lives a Father in endless space, who let the flame come above My head and who also spoke the certain words from the same infinite height down to earth? O you so most blind blindness of the people! If the everlasting Father dwells in Me, His equally everlasting Son, in a way I just have sufficiently clear described to you, from where could have come the flame and the voice?
Look here, and you will see the same flame above My head! And listen, and you will again hear the same words!”
 Then all saw the flame floating in the form of a burning cross or mistakenly somewhat in the form a dove, which basically also represents a cross, and at the same time all heard the already well known words.
 But I said: “This was the voice of the Father in Me, and the flame originated from My infinitive outer life-sphere, which is My outwardly effectuating holy spirit! Do you, Simon Juda, understand this now quite well?” (GGJ Book 10, chap. 85)
 The still most difficult believing Thomas said here: “Lord, why did we saw the Holy Spirit in the form of a fiery dove, and why did we hear the voice of the Father from the open heaven?”
 I said: “I knew it that also you will still come with a question, and do not regard this unfavorably of you; since you belong to those who very seldom or hardly never ask about
 See, the picture of the dove represents for your limited senses firstly the great gentleness and secondly the great speed of My will, which is the actual Holy Spirit; since where I want to be with My effectuating will, even in an infinite distance, I am already present and act.
 Regarding the voice from above out of heaven, it also was done by My spirit, completely filled by My love going forth from Me, and which is intimately connected to My will like in Me. The voice that could be heard like from heaven, should indicate and teach to you, that everything true and divine-good primarily comes from above, just like man only then becomes good in his heart, when man’s heart becomes illuminated and thereby truly ennobled, if the mind is illuminated by God.
 Once the heart is illuminated and ignited in true love, only then it becomes light and alive in man. Then also your love will speak and say to you: ‘The light in me is my dear son, who pleases me, to whom you all, which means, all my wishes, desires and passions, should listen!’ Now, what are you saying to this, My disciple? Is it so or not?” (GGJ Book 16, chap. 2)
Holy Spirit promised to faithful ones .- Baptism with the Holy Spirit – the spirit of power. The Holy Spirit then – abiding in their hearts, teaching them It is clear from this illumination that My Word did not need the martyrs; for I have promised the one, eternally valid witness, My Holy Spirit Myself to all those who will accept My teaching and live according to it, and this witness is the Abiding One, while the blood of the first martyrs has long, even historically, lost its mark for all later times. (Explanation of the Scriptures, chap. 35)
This shows you that nothing is of value to me except a pure, loving heart, and proper belief in me. He who is not satisfied with that, and to whom the word of the preacher is more sacred than that which i myself have spoken, may remain in his blindness. And he to whom an expensively constructed house of prayer is holier and more exalted than a pure heart, which is a temple of the holy ghost, should go there. (Earth and Moon, chap. 64&65)
 And I shall do so indeed; but this shall be accomplished through the many wounds inflicted upon My flesh. But at this stage you cannot grasp this; but you shall be able to grasp it when it has come to pass, and the holy spirit of all truth shall then lead out into all wisdom about it. (GGJ Book 5, chap. 67)
 When I in the near future will have left this earth personally, I then will pour out the holy spirit of all truth over all My loyal disciples and brothers. He will lead and uplift them in all truth, wisdom, power and strength and will unite your souls with the spirit of love out of God from the beyond and thus bring about the rebirth of the spirit in you, without it there can be no true and free, everlasting life, but only a bound and judged life which is, compared to the true, freest life of the spirit, true death. (GGJ Book 15, chap. 13)
 Said I to them: “My friends and brothers! The time will also come for you to perform signs in My name; but it has not yet come. To the most of you I have given the same power to heal the sick of any kind, and you also have cured them and the same power is still in your possession except for one who let him getting paid for it. However, if you are with Me, it is not necessary that you perform miracles in My presence; wherever it is necessary, I will allow you to perform very special signs.
What do you want more?! I have not yet ascended from where I have come, to My God and your God and have not yet poured out the holy spirit of God over you, who will guide you in all truth and wisdom. Therefore be patient up to then, afterwards you will also do what I do! (GGJ Book 15, chap. 16)
 Thereupon I said: “Who believes in Me, as the scriptures are saying, from his body streams of living water will flow!”
 Thereupon the Jews looked at each other and asked among another, what this means; since they did not know that I only was talking of the spirit, which those who believed in Me should receive. Since – as I have explained already several times – the Holy Spirit could not be there before My transfiguration, except in Me alone. (GGJ Book 15, chap. 41)
 I have already once told you that in all My actions, the far deeper and more hidden secrets of My Being are in the flesh of the earth. For the words I have put to everyone's understanding; but not so with My actions. Not even My brothers understood it until the Holy Spirit came upon them; and when they understood them, they were also told by the Spirit, that they should not tell the deep meaning of the deeds to anyone, because the world can and will never grasp it. (Explanation of the Scriptures, chap. 29)
 And, friend, in My spiritual Kingdom of the most supreme blessedness shall that which here seems too endless to you, be there happily anticipated with ease and brevity. Right now neither you nor any of My disciples can yet be led into all wisdom of the heavens – but can be so when after few years you shall be baptized with the holy spirit out of God. This spirit shall lead you and all others into all the wisdom of the heavens.
Only then shall you behold in the most brilliant light what now must still seem to you as dark and blurred! What has now been revealed to you, keep closely to yourself, letting no one notice anything of it, for this must be kept secret for a long time yet!” (GGJ Book 4, chap. 5)
 But when I shall have ascended up into My heavens after the suffering that I have already told you about, then I will pour out the holy spirit of all truth over your souls and unite it with them. This spirit, which then will be fully one with you for eternity, will also then lead you in all truth and wisdom. (GGJ Book 13, chap. 31)
 At the present time you do not – and cannot – understand all this. However, if you continue to believe in Me and act according to this My teaching, you will in the maturity of your faith and love be baptized by the Holy Spirit, which I shall send to all who actively believe in Me and in Him Who sent Me out of Himself into this world, incarnated as a Son of Man. For, strictly speaking, this is the true, eternal life, that you believe in Me, as the true Son of the Father in Heaven, and live according to His teaching.
 When the Spirit which I have mentioned to you before will come to you and permeate you, you will understand of your own accord all that you now see and hear but are incapable of understanding as purely natural men. For the flesh cannot comprehend the spirit and, being dead anyway, has no life other than that which it can derive temporarily from the vital force of the soul that is related to the spirit and is able to become like it and unite with it, provided it turns its senses away from the world and only towards the innermost spiritual, in the order and manner shown by My teaching and My very own example.”
 Therefore every one of you should seek to save his soul through its own power; for if it comes into judgment, will it be able to save itself then without the right means, if it cannot save itself here with so many means which are at its disposal, not thinking that it is an invaluable possession itself which, if it gets lost, cannot be bought or acquired again by any means?!
 Therefore each one of you should seek to save his soul above all else! For I say to you all that on the other side it will be thus: Whoever has love, truth and thus the correct ordinance of God in himself, to him will immediately be given very much more; but whoever does not have that or has too little, from him even that little that he has will also be taken, so that he then will have nothing and will stand there naked, destitute and thus without help. Who will then take pity on him and pay the ransom for him?! Truly I say to you all: An hour here is worth more than a thousand years there! Write these words deep into your heart; but for the time being everyone should keep it for himself!” (GGJ Book 13, chap. 84)
(The Lord:) “Receive the Holy Spirit”, wants to say as much as: be enlightened by My truth! The deeper meaning also says: follow Me in everything! The deepest meaning is: love each other as I have loved you! For by this man shall know that you are My disciples if you have love one for another.
 Look, this means: “Receive the Holy Spirit”, for the Master has given no other commandment than that of love. He can therefore impossibly offer and give another spirit than that of love. Do you understand this text? You confirm this to me in your heart. Good, then we go on.
 “To whom you forgive sins, it shall be forgiven in heaven” means that: when whoever of you shall remit, according to My Spirit of love and wisdom, the guilt of your brother against you, I shall not alone also remit the guilt of the brother which you remit him, but I shall also forgive him who extended remission, all guilt. When one would though, as the second part of the text states, not remit his brother’s guilt, I shall let the creditor keep his guilt. When the debtor would want to reconcile with the creditor regarding the transgression but the guilty one would not want to accept it, I shall be irreconcilable towards the guilty until he shall be willing to reconcile with his enemy.
 Look, this is the only heavenly valid explanation of this text. The sins man commit against God and his own spirit, cannot be forgiven by anyone else but only He, against Whose order the transgression has been committed. The sin against the own spirit cannot be remitted or forgiven by anyone else but the spirit itself; with a complete, honest will out of love for the Master; and then deny himself and never commit such transgression again.
 Regarding the sins against the Godly Spirit which is the radiating love of the Master, it shall be obvious that when one would willfully oppose the most holy and powerful means of mercy, one must seriously ask oneself by what means someone like that, who are maliciously fighting against the most holy, can still be saved. (The Spiritual Sun vol. 1, chap. 84)
 Raphael says: “Yes, friend, I will explain it to you; but despite all explanations the matter will still remain a miraculous one as long as you are not baptized with the Holy Spirit from Heaven! When God‘s Spirit will have arisen completely in your soul and will be one with it, you will clearly understand all this without any explanation; now, however, even the most logical explanation will give you awfully little enlightenment! For even the most perfect soul will never grasp what is purely spiritual; only the spirit in it can grasp that and the soul eventually through its spirit! But because you want to get a hint, look around you, and tell me what you see!” (GGJ Book 10, chap. 97)
 I said: “Friends, I would have many more things to tell you; but you could not bear it yet! But when after that last supper the Holy Spirit enters your hearts, he will also lead you in all the fullness of the living truth and you will only then understand completely what I have just said to you now. (GGJ Book 11, chap. 74)
1] (The Lord) – Oh friend, I tell you this: If it were possible to push the cup of suffering to the side, it would also immediately happen; but such a thing is unfortunately impossible, and thus let‘s leave it now! You now know that such a thing will happen and also why, and nothing else is necessary indeed. But when I have risen again, only then will I Myself baptize you all with the Holy Spirit from Me, and it will then lead you all in all wisdom and power, and you will then, if you remain in My religion, be able to do everything as My true children that I can now do. And now tell Me again how you like this proposal and this promise!” (GGJ Book 13, chap. 16)
 The true and with Me only valid baptism is the one with the fire of love for Me and for the neighbor and with the living zeal of the will and with the holy spirit of the eternal truth out of God. These are the three pieces which give a valid testimony in heaven for everyone; these are: Love, as the true Father; the will, as the living and actual word or the Son of the Father; and finally the holy spirit, as the right understanding of the eternal and living truth out of God, but as vividly active in a person and only in a person! Since what is not in a person and does not takes place out of the very own will’s impulse, does not carry any value for a person, and since it does not and cannot have any value for a person, it cannot have any value for God.
 Since God in His Self does not mean anything for a person for as long as the person does not recognizes God by His teachings and makes His will his very own through love and arranges all his actions through the most living zeal of his will according to the recognized most highest will. Only then does the image of God in man become alive and grows and soon penetrates the person’s whole being. If so, it then happens, that man penetrates in all depths of the Godhead, since the image of God in man is the most perfect symmetry of one and the same God in eternity.
 When this takes place in man, then everything in him is sanctified and the true baptism of rebirth of the spirit has been reached. Through such baptism a person makes himself a true friend of God and is in himself just as perfect as the Father in heaven is perfect. And I say to you all explicitly, that you all must strive for it with all your strength, to become equally perfect as perfect is the Father in heaven! Who is not that perfect, does not get to the Son of the Father.
 But who is the Son? The Son is the Father’s love. He is the love of the love, He is the fire and the light, He is the Son of the love or the Father’s wisdom. But if the image of the Father is in you, it must be in all as perfect as the primordial Father Himself, otherwise it could not be the image of the Father; but if the image is not perfect, from where will man obtain wisdom, or how should man get to true wisdom?
 Just as the Father always finds Himself in Me, I also find Myself in the Father, and in the same way you must find yourself in yourself, then you also will find yourself in God, and God will find Himself in you. Like I and the Father are one, you also must first become one with the image of the Father in you. If so, then you have become one with Me and with the eternal Father in Me, while I and the Father in Me are perfectly one from eternity!” (GGJ Book 9, chap. 42)
 But I said to them: “It is enough for now that you have received the baptism of truth; but if the true, living baptism comes upon you, if you remain with the teaching and live and act according to it, then you will also be able to receive John’s baptism. But soon a time will come in which many will rather receive the true baptism of fire from the Holy Spirit than the baptism with water.” (GGJ Book 13, chap. 96)
 But baptism with the spirit of power does not take place at the same time as no-one is supposed to baptize a child after birth, but at least a few days thereafter; -this is the earliest on the eighth, tenth, or twelfth day as was common. Sometimes the circumcision baptism took place much later; and so it is said here also to the apostles and disciples, that after My ascent, they shall stay in the city for a while, until the power from above will come upon them.
 Everybody should pay attention to this condition and not venture out until he has received the baptism of the Spirit! For without them the born-again spirit resembles a weak child, who is probably pure in every respect like an angel, but lacking in the effective power and in the requisite free insight!
 You know that the outpouring of the power from on high on the disciples and apostles took place on the tenth day after the ascension. What does this say? Such is the testimony and witness of the perfect subjugation of the Ten Mosaic Laws in the released life of the Spirit! So the spirit must first be freed from all fetters and bonds until it can put on the garment of Divine power from above.
 When this has come upon him, then he is a completely new creature out of the Spirit of love and of all power from it, and then can only work in the full power of Divine love and mercy. For through such a baptism of the Holy Spirit from above, man is first released from all the bonds of death and becomes one with and in Christ, and can then also say: "Now I am no longer living, but Christ lives in me! No longer am I now myself, but Christ Himself is the I in me!"
 For this reason, as has already been shown, everything that corresponds to the Son in man must go the way of the Son of Man, and for everyone it is irrevocable: "Take your cross, and follow Me, otherwise you cannot come to the resurrection and ascension get to the Father!"
 And here, too, our idea fits in the very same way, that no man can reach the rebirth and the baptism of the Holy Spirit through the versatile training of his mind with the help of well-stocked libraries and lofty university professors, but only through the humility and great love of his heart.
 He must give everything he has of the world back to the of the world, to the last mite; including the arrogant sciences of his head; otherwise it will look but meager with the rebirth and power-baptism of his spirit.
 Do not believe that by doing so, somebody will immediately enter the kingdom of heaven, even if he had given all his fortune to the poor, and yet he would think of and say, "Lord! As I was merciful, so be merciful to me! "Whoever speaks as such, has much still missing from the kingdom of God; for there he and Christ are not yet one, but evidently two, where one prescribes to the other a certain kind of acceptable conditions.
 The poorest among you humans is always Me, or spoken in German: the most needy and poorest of all people is the real life force of their hearts. This must first be richly endowed, if another outward endowment is to have a value; or your heart must be fully alive from the love of Me. I myself must be all your love; Only then can you truly make meritorious work out of this love into eternal life, and that's because the meritorious things alone belong to Me. But you remain mere pure consumers of My love, mercy and compassion.
 For as soon as someone says: "I have done, and I have given!", He is still far from the one who says: "I have always been a lazy and useless servant!" And thus is also far from My kingdom. Only if he professes himself in life and says: "Lord, my God and Father! I am nothing in all, just as all men before you are nothing, but you alone are all in all!", Then he is near My kingdom, and My kingdom has come near to him.
 Likewise, you also observe all that is said to you there, so you too will come to ascension and to baptism with the power of My Spirit; for the promise of the Father is also sent to you. Amen. (Explanation of the Scriptures, chap. 30)
The heart of man as the dwelling of the Holy Spirit through the love of the Father  You did not expect that you would find an infinity filled with God's wonders in such a simple palace. Since you now see the countless worlds in their spiritually exalted existence and the myriads of glories on them, their countless blissful inhabitants, you now are surprised how it could be possible inside such an outwardly simple palace.
 Yet I tell you: It is by far not as great a wonder as the fact that the heart of a human can become the dwelling of the Holy Spirit through the love of the eternal Father, the infinite, holiest, almighty God! (The Spiritual Sun vol. 1, chap.10)
The capacity to receive the Holy Spirit I say: “This certainly no gospel; but it is what it is, a truth which you will also benefit from in time in order to heal the people from some superstitions. For people have no more massive superstition in any area than in the field of the light of the starry heavens. But it is not yet the time to let the people come to full conclusions about this; for now it is above all important to form real and true people from out of the present human larvae.
 However, that can only be achieved when man recognizes firstly himself and then God, and loves Him above all else with all his strength. Once man has become firm in such a belief and is capable of receiving the Holy Spirit from God, he will then become receptive to all other still undiscovered truths and will be capable of understanding them! (GGJ Book 7, chap. 61)
EFFECTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT UPON MAN However, your memory is not really your strongest asset, for asking Me such, what I have explained to you several times already at suitable opportunities, and you are still unclear about this main issue; since I have said earlier, the complete recognition of God is life’s central issue, because without it not a true, but only a confused human life is possible, which is why I have shown to you from the very beginning what and who is God, but your memory is weak and short!”
 Said the disciples: “Lord, then strengthen our memory!”
 I said: “Rather say: ‘Lord, strengthen our flesh and our will’, for the strength of the memory always depends on the strength of the will. Your souls are quite willing indeed; but your flesh is weak, and thus also your memory, which only will become stronger later, once I have send the Holy Spirit to you. (GGJ Book 15, chap. 100)
The Sin against the Holy Spirit For he who is not for Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters and manifestly is against the Spirit of God, who wants to make you free.
 Wherefore I say unto you, after all that has already come over you: all sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven man, but never so the blasphemy against God’s Spirit, for you knew quite well that I healed the possessed through God’s Spirit, but for despicable worldly gain and honor you nevertheless blasphemed against God’s Spirit in Me, wanting to save you. And thus you have received the deserved reward also from the heathens.’
 Say the Pharisees: ‘We did not blaspheme God’s Spirit, but only yourself, and you yourself surely are not with flesh and blood going to be the Spirit of God? For you are no more than ourselves, a son of man.’
 I said: ‘Yes indeed, that I am by appearance, but in reality perhaps somewhat more. But if I am no more than a son of man like you, that does not excuse your blasphemy in the least. For I as a son of man surely am not working such deeds any more than you.
But within this son of man standing before you, the Spirit of God alone is manifesting, and it is this One against whom you have blasphemed, for not I but God’s Spirit has accomplished such before your eyes, and you blasphemed against it.
 Indeed, whosoever speaks against Me as a mere human, such shall be forgiven, but he who speaks against the Holy Spirit, such shall not be forgiven, neither here, nor in the beyond.
 Because where a tree is by its whole nature already bad, there the fruit also is bad, but if a tree is already by its nature good, its fruit also shall be good. By the fruits therefore the tree is recognized. You are the tree, and there, the Jews turned into heathens are your fruit. Judge for yourselves whether it is good or bad.’ (GGJ Book 2, chap. 85)
 You ask how one should understand it when the Master says that sin against the Father and Son is forgivable, but “the sin against the Holy Spirit” is not. This is quite simple; whoever would wrestle against the Godly Love, would be taken by the Godly Love and be healed; who would wrestle against the Godly wisdom, would receive the same treatment. But tell me, if there would be a fool who would truly set himself against the infinite Godly Power and might, what could he expect other than that the Power of God would also take hold of him, but then would blow him away into infinity, from where he would have a hopelessly long return journey to possibly return and come closer again to God’s Love and Mercy.
 Look, all this is done by one and the same Lord, who reveals Himself to every person, in accordance with the will of the person. Who wants to take it up against His power, he shall have a taste of His omnipotence in comparison to the weakness of a creature! But do not think that the Lord would condemn or destroy such a foolish contestant, for the Lord does everything out of His endless love, that no man should perish. Consider this in your hearts; then I shall come back and guide you to what you have found and recognized in yourselves. (The Spiritual Sun vol. 1, chap. 51)
Holy Spirit in the form of bitter experiences
Only some of you do not yet grasp the deepest spiritual meaning of My Word. But I shall send My Comforter and Holy Spirit in the form of bitter experiences and doubts in order to remove also this last dark side from the hearts of those devoted to Me, for he who is called to influence others must be firm in himself and know exactly what to do and what not to do. (The Lord’s Sermons, chap. 26)
The Holy Spirit in the world Mankind can only go about with writing, as the lotterists do before drawing with their lot-drawers, that is, to keep everything in confusion, so that no one will know what the writer really wanted, then all criticism of such a colossal work remains modestly in the background, and the writer then gained public world acclaim with his work.
 But ask: "Is the Holy Spirit promised by Me in such works?" - Oh no! Truly, they are orphans; I am not with them! For those, this text here does not apply!
 But perhaps it applies to the painters, engravers, sculptors and gilders, who are particularly concerned with the pictorial representation of the so-called sacred objects, - but if they are paid, they also deliver images of slaughter and all sorts of other obscene representations? - I say: these too are orphans, and this text has nothing to do with them!
 But it will perhaps be the sermon and prayer poets, as well as musical composers for the so-called church music? - Oh no! Even for these the text does not apply; because even these turn the mantle to the wind and would do everything for the money. The first one today writes a sublime song, a prayer, a psalm, which would not have disgraced David if he had written it; but tomorrow, he writes for the sake of money, with the same enthusiasm a sublime poem about the whore of a great man, and in case of need also makes a sublime epitaph for a deceased lap dog of a princess. The second, however, is composing an oratorio today - but when paid, he also writes a ballet or even lower dance music.
 Question: Is there an action of the Holy Spirit? I do not find Him; and if I do not find it, you will certainly find Him even less, even if you seek Him with lanterns in which a central sun burns instead of a dim candle!
 But is the Holy Spirit perhaps in, for example, the wise state laws, laws of war, all sorts of ordinances, and even in the sharp, manifold ecclesiastical disciplinary laws? - Indeed, I cannot find Him there!
 Why not? - Because in everything not I, but only worldly ruling advantages are the reason! Everybody wants to reign, the emperor and the king, the prince, the count, the baron, the knight, the lord of 'the merchant, the citizen, even the peasant, and of the emperor, of course, all his civil servants as if they represent almost everywhere the personality of the emperor himself.
 There must indeed be an emperor and a king and a prince; but they should not be there because of the rule, but because of the leadership, that the peoples would be led to Me by their leadership! But they are often only derived from Me and turned to the world, were not made strong, but only weak, so that they are easier to control in their weakness!
 Question: Is it the effect of the Holy Spirit, if the ruler sees in his subjects nothing but serfs, if he can go back on his word that he uttered at all times? - The ruler should be a leader and a comforter of his people and should give them laws that are not derived from pagan laws, but those of Mine; then he would be a righteous regent and the Holy Spirit would work with him, as he did with David and other worthy rulers.
 But in the inventions of all kinds of superfluous machinery which makes the hands of poor people obsolete, in the promotion of industry, in the construction of railroads, and in the establishment of great powers of war, the Holy Spirit never works! For all the same was common before the flood in Noah's time through the action of the world-spirit, which is the devil in its entirety. So it was with Sodom and Gomorrah and Babel.
 But who will want to claim that the Holy Spirit worked like that? Therefore are such activities, which counters the Holy Spirit, always followed by a powerful judgment. I already have a similar judgment ready, in order to show that my Holy Spirit is by no means present in the contemporary course of action of the world, by which this world stands completely as an orphan. But I let them rise for some time until they have reached the right height for a fall, - and then a flash from height to fall, and it will be seen in its light how many of the effects of the Holy Spirit are now present in the world!
 Yes, but if so, where are those who I do not want to leave as orphans?
 I say: There are already some here and there; but they have now become almost rarer and more exquisite than large crown diamonds. These live simply, withdrawn from the world as much as possible, and their joy is Me, and I am the subject of their conversations too! Why then? Because the mouth speaks about what the heart is full of! So I am also the object with which her heart is occupied, and everything else in the world is a hollow nut to them.
 These are truly no orphans; for I am in the midst of them, talking to them daily and teaching them Myself and drawing them Myself. These hear My voice all the time and also recognize this Voice as that of the right shepherd and not as that of a hireling who does not follow him because it is the voice of a clever hireling. So these are the ones for whom the present text is meant for.
 I do not need any scholars, no poets, no visual artists and no composers, no inventors of machines and no world legislators, but I need loving, humble hearts. Where I find that, I will add everything else, and certainly in a better way than what the world invents; and then everything will be an effect of the Holy Spirit, and there will be no orphans in the world! But so there are only very few whose ear is receptive to My voice. (Explanation of the Scriptures, chap. 19)
The Holy Spirit in the actual Gospels and in other religions
 However, before I deal with the extensive instructions to the 12, I must mention, for the sake of a better understanding of the whole, that the Gospels, including Matthew and John, as they are these days available to you in the different languages, are only excerpts from the original Gospel and, thus, do not even by far contain all that Matthew and John did record. Here and there also some small supplementary sentence appears by the later collector and copyist, which obviously could have been added only later, as for instance in Mt. 10:4 the mention of the 12th apostle Judas Iscariot is followed by the sentence “Who later betrayed him.” At the time of the selection Matthew, who wrote his Gospel in My presence, had no idea of this could not possibly have added this sentence which was done by some later copyist.
 The Hebrew as well as Greek Bibles, therefore, always state: “Gospel according to Matthew,” “according to John” and so on.
 Therefore, no one should take it amiss if when reading Matthew and John he comes across similar texts which the actual evangelist could not have recorded in his time since the fact mentioned therein occurred only much later. Everything is rendered in the strictest order and I have mentioned this point here in the most suitable place so as to prevent in the course of time rationalistic reasoners from negative criticism.
 However, as already earlier in this revelation, supplementary explanations will here and there be given which is all the more necessary since as a result of the transcription many an important fact was not recorded quite correctly and many a thing that did not appear authentic enough to the transcriber was even omitted altogether. Numerous things were recorded at that time, partly by eye witnesses, partly from hearsay, and thus it was for the quite honest transcribers most difficult to stick to the full truth at all times.
 And so the 2 Gospels according to Matthew and John are, except for some small matters, the purest.
 Here a critical rationalist could indeed ask: “Where then has the actual original got to? Is it no longer available on Earth and should it not have been possible to God, in view of the at that time numerous people who were quickened and permeated by the Holy Spirit, to once more bring to light the original Gospel word for word?”
 The answer is this: The originals have been wisely removed for the simple reason that before long idolatry would have been practiced with such relics. This does still happen, and even with false and assumed relics, although My true pure teaching strictly forbids this with a warning against the leaven of the Pharisees. Now imagine a historically proven true relic. I tell you that with such a one more idolatry would be practiced than with the so-called Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem where, except for the locality, not a grain of sand is authentic. That is the real reason why all the originals have been removed.
 As concerns the second question, the spirit contained in the originals has been fully retained also in the transcripts, and the letter is of no importance anyway, but only the spirit which is unchanged. Or could there be any difference where the Spirit of God is concerned (i.e. within Him because there is only one Spirit of God) if He as one and the same Spirit is active on this Earth in endless multiplicity in the most diverse forms and in an even more endless multiplicity on a sun? See, it is and remains nevertheless always one and the same Holy Spirit.
 Thus it is also with transcripts of My Word. May they seem ever so dissimilar externally, they nevertheless are imbued with the same Spirit from inner depths and no more is needed.
 As an extreme case, take the religions of other nations, e.g. the Turks, Parses, Gevers, Hindus, Chinese and Japanese. How they differ from the religion I gave to only the children from the Heavens of all Heavens, yet the same spirit, although hidden much more deeply, reigns also in them.
 But it shall be obvious to any moderately scientific person that within the frequently very thick and weathered bark, taken bymany to be the tree itself, all kinds of filth as well as worms and insects are found which take their bad food only from the bark. Since it is however the bark which grows out of the living tree and not vice versa, it too has something of the tree-life and it is understandable therefore how within it so many worms and diverse insects find a most marginal and transitory life-sustenance.
 Wars, persecutions, devastations are waged only on the meager and barren bark, while the tree's living wood stays fresh and sound. Therefore no living wood should trouble itself about what takes place within the actually dead bark, because the bark shall be discarded when the wood is brought in.
 This interpolation was necessary for a more thorough understanding of what is to follow at a later stage. (GGJ Book 2, chap. 34)
THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE GREAT HEAVENLY MAN
36] See, each individual person for himself or herself will consequently be defined under this prodigal son, who is called Lucifer. And as an entire nation unites with Me, so will this entire nation likewise become only one human being with Me. Moreover, all people who ever lived on the earth and continue to live, when they have become one with Me, they too become only one human being in Me. In other words, everyone will be ensouled and enlivened in one and the same Holy Spirit of all love and all truth and all might and all power, and there will not be many [people] anymore, but [only] one; and one is not less than many, instead, all will be in complete and full union in Me. And many will not have more might and power than one, and one not less power than many, but everyone will live as [only] one [on its own but joint together], out of the same power and might of the Holy Spirit of all love and all truth out of Me! (12 Hours – Twelth Hour: The Great Cosmic man)
THE HOLY SPIRIT POURED UPON THE FIRST AND THE LAST-DAYS DISCIPLES. THE COMFORTERWhen I told them this and many other things, they were still too worldly and could not comprehend the spiritual meaning of My words, yes indeed, of My final, greatest and most profound words of farewell. Wherefore I also said: "I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now", or in other words: "I cannot transform spiritual things into worldly concepts. Although you have faith, you are still minor children and you have yet to submit to the last consecration which will mature you from children to men and enable you to comprehend what you have heard from Me and pass it on to others as you received it."
This overshadowing by My Spirit made them reborn; for My Spirit transacted the separation of the spiritual from the worldly. The rational life ceased and the life of the spirit or heart began. Thus My disciples were endowed with spiritual willpower to speak and act as required by My teaching, thereby assuring everlasting permanency to the work of salvation which I had begun.
What in those times happened with My disciples has happened anew in each century with individuals I had chosen for this purpose. There was never a lack of those who, completely devoted to Me, gave their lives for their convictions. There have always been admonishers and revivers of My so dearly-paid-for teaching. It was their mission, in the midst of gross misuse of religion, to make sure that the teaching of a genuine and true faith did not fall into oblivion.
Also in your century there is no lack of such inspired people and now, as mankind is straying more and more into worldly interests, now - with the end of this trial period for mankind approaching - the number of those keeps increasing who follow My true teaching and who are destined to furnish the first building stones for the establishment of My Kingdom, so that I may already find faithful hearts on My advent. For I am not going to preach a second time to deaf ears! The morning must already be dawning and the spiritual eyes of My adorers must be prepared, so that they are able to bear the full light of My love and My appearance unharmed.
As in those days I promised My disciples the Comforter, thus also today I allow to flow into every heart devoted to Me the comfort that only My teaching, only the true religion and true confession of faith in accordance with My Word can give.
Now the true Comforter comes to dwell within man when he correctly comprehends and fulfills My two commandments of love. To speed up My work, I have condescended to explain through direct messages quite clearly all that - as My disciples once said - was too difficult and incomprehensible for men. Now, when My messages flow so abundantly, I have actually already descended spiritually to your earth and am teaching and guiding My children as I once did. Only My visible appearance is still- missing, but this would only compel the doubters to believe and would be against man's freedom of decision.
I am now again choosing My disciples who shall sow the golden seed of My teaching of love, but there is no longer any need for Me to guide them the way I once did. At that time I had to use other means; I had to come Myself and prove to them by words and deeds the actual existence of God. Now such forceful means are no longer necessary, for science, with its discoveries in the domains of My cosmic creation, has opened up enough ways for those who observe with spirit and heart to find Me everywhere and to recognize My actual existence.
Today, teaching through conviction is running parallel with the religious teaching. Only a person who wants to be blind will deny the existence of a God manifest everywhere in creation, below and above, even in man's own heart, despite all counter-evidence. Only such a blind person will deny the existence of a God, a law-giver and - as your Bible teaches - a loving Father Who, notwithstanding all man's errors and aberrations, always exercises forgiveness instead of retaliation, patience instead of severe judgment and at all times wants to further life instead of spiritual death.
Also now the Comforter is put into your hearts and you are masters of your own peace and tranquility. I no longer have to send him to you since you already received him from Me. It is now up to you to practise diligently in word and deed what you have been taught, thereby showing that you are My children, My disciples of the present time.
Do not be concerned about the transgressions in the field of religion all around you. It is true, they are awakeners, but their followers will sooner or later miss the principal factor, the Comforter, whom once I promised only to those who were My true disciples. They may erect as many buildings for religious instruction as they like, but he who does not return to My simple house where only love guided by wisdom rules, will not have the Comforter in his difficult moments, for he lacks true conviction as well as true faith. He is without the spirit of truth, which I once promised and also sent to My disciples and which everyone receives, who comprehends Me in spirit and in truth and in this way also practises My teaching.
As I proved to you a short while ago, there is only one truth. He who disregards this, has built upon sand. When the great worldly and spiritual storms come that have to take place on this earth for the purification of the spiritual soul substance, such a house, built upon the shifting sands of rational thinking, will disappear without a trace, together with its foundations. The only building that will firmly stand, resisting all storms and proving itself to be the sole truth, the only firm foundation, is the one that is erected upon My Word, the word of the God and Creator of the entire universe. For what a God spoke and actually proved to His entire spirit-kingdom with such sacrifices as I did on earth, cannot be fallible, cannot deceive. The deceived are only those who refuse to listen to all the admonitions and calls from visible and invisible nature, seeking the Comforter through reasoning, whilst he can only be found with the heart.
Therefore, keep in mind the words I once spoke to My disciples and which are recorded particularly in chapters 15, 16 and 17. They are the most important, consequential and profound words, for they were your Father's farewell words Who, before He had to perform His last act of love, laid another stone, the corner stone of His spiritual edifice, which He left behind on earth and the significance of which extends far beyond this age.
What I promised to My disciples as the "Comforter" that I would send them was already contained in these words which were recorded by My favourite disciple John. My disciples did not understand them, but you, who are already better schooled and prepared to conceive My teaching as I want to have it understood and applied, you can find in these words the "'Comforter" who can enlighten, inspire and strengthen you for all that is coming, just as once My spirit fortified the disciples to enable them to bear their future fates with the strength of soul needed for their mission.
Although you will not experience such bitter moments as did My disciples in their missionary work, you still have to battle all the more with the world, its pleasures and with your fellowmen, most of whom have not taken the road you are walking, but the wrong one.
What I prophesied to My disciples will happen to you: "The world will hate you because you are not of it", that is, because you follow different principles from the majority of people. But this is where the "Comforter" is closest to you, offering you - to make up for this short trial life – longer lasting, greater, eternal delights as a reward for faithfully persevering with the once and for all established Word of your Father, your Jesus, Who sacrificed His physical life to save mortal beings from spiritual perdition.
Therefore, may that be your best comfort which I put into everyone's heart after every good deed, the best reward and reassurance that My teaching and words have been followed which, notwithstanding all worldly glory and power, will be the last supports left to those battling in the great ocean of world events.
Do not forsake the Comforter within your heart, - and He Who put this Comforter there will not forsake you! This assurance you are receiving from the One Who has already showered upon you so much heavenly bread, spiritual blessing, and true comfort. Amen. (The Lord’s Sermons, chap. 25)
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