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I will guide you into Truth Part 2 Revealed through the Inner Voice to Bertha Dudde in accordance with the promise of John 14:21 INTRODUCTION This booklet contains a small selection out of the 9030 revelations received from the LORD by one of HIS scribes and handmaids, Bertha Dudde. Bertha Dudde was born in Liegnitz, Germany. She worked as a seamstress to help support her parents and seven brothers and sisters and was therefore prevented from continuing her education beyond grammar school. Coming from mixed Roman Catholic and Protestant parentage she received little religious education and knew nothing about the Bible although there was a deep desire for the Truth in her heart. Often when she prayed the Lord's Prayer she would beseech the Lord to allow her to find His Kingdom. In 1937, at the age of 47 she began receiving revelations from the Lord through the "Inner Word". After sincere prayer and quiet devotion the Lord spoke to her inner being and she wrote down word for word what she heard. This continued almost daily until her death in 1965. The publication of these messages began in Germany shortly after her passing away and in 1978 has begun to be translated into English. Publication and translation is sponsored by "friends" of this New Revelation and is not supported by or associated with any religious denomination or sect. They are offered with the prayer that the Holy Spirit will enable the reader to discern the Truth of this New Word from the Lord in accordance with His promise of John 14:21. Published by DIVINE WORD FOUNDA'l'ION Non-Profit since 1962 1999 Pine Grove Rd. Rogue River, OR 97537 Scanned into WORD 2000 and corrected by Ingo Schneuing, Floerekeweg 9, D-21339 Lueneburg, Germany, July 2002 e-mail: ISchneuing@aol.com or dudde@yahoogroups.com www.berthadudde.de/download/Download/K_Englisch.exe for free download www.bertha-dudde.info for further information in German I will guide you into the truth Part 2 First Edition in English 1988 Scanned Edition in English July 9, 2002 INDEX B.D. 5335 Special Mission: Fighting for Truth B.D. 4328 Community of Saints. ..Intercession B.D. 3159 Religious Division. ..Testing is Essential B.D. 8829 Pretended Worship B.D. 8758 Who Has the Right 'To Teach'? B.D. 8643 Comments About the Baptism with Water B.D. 8749 A 'Teacher' is Educated by God Himself B.D. 6732 Traditions.... Sacramental Blessings B.D. 8877 Spoilt Doctrines Must be Corrected.. B.D. 4752 Worshipping the Mother of God. B.D. 5456 The Only True Church. B.D. 6611 How is 'Baptism' to be understood B.D. 6000 Resurrection in the Flesh.   B.D. 8818 Fight Against Error B.D. 5982 Spoilt Doctrine.... Commandment of love. B.D. 8272 Knowing the True Messengers of God. B.D. 8325 True Servants of God.… Investitive Words B.D. 8371 Clarification Regarding Traditional Doctrines B.D. 6709 “Whose So ever Sins Ye Remit”. . B.D. 6649 Christianity of the Hours -The Way to God's Heart B.D. 8872 'I Will Guide You into Truth' B.D. 5335 March 12, 1952 SPECIAL MISSION: FIGHTING FOR TRUTH As a result of your readiness to serve, your mission is being carried out conscientiously making you true workers in My vineyard. Therefore, you have been given tasks not suitable for everyone as they are subject to a special willingness and of extreme importance. You shall fight for truth.... Although it is most essential to preach love, as no one can gain beatitude without love, spiritually enlightened people can handle the preaching ministry, even if they are not battlers. Everyone who has love can incite love. The fight for truth, however, requires a special pre- requisite: a knowledge of truth and a spirit prepared to fight for that which is right and true. In addition to that it needs an extremely strong faith in My Word, for man can only stand up for something he recognizes as the truth, where he has no doubts as it has been conveyed to him by the Eternal Truth. To enable him to stand up for truth he must be firmly convinced by himself and this will be the case if he leads a life of love so that My Spirit can work within him. Thus love for his fellow men must induce him to bring them truth too and therefore he will attack falsehood and error with great zeal. This type of servant I need during the final time on earth. And this mission is so important that I help these servants in every way to prepare the field in which they are to work.... that I help them in spiritual as well as material difficulties, smooth the way for them, strengthen them and urge them to more zealous spiritual activity to make their mission a success. It is hard for the light to penetrate falsehood and error. Where the field is overgrown with tares a good seed cannot develop and such a field would have become useless for its owner. Therefore, My servants must first clear the tares from the field, which is an extremely laborious task and requires perseverance and strength. Where falsehood and error have taken hold of human hearts the cleansing work will have to be carried out relentlessly. The representative of truth must relentlessly expose everything that is contrary to pure truth, and therefore he must himself possess that which he wants to bring to his fellow men. He must not present the product of his own thinking; although it may be quite all-right if My Spirit enlightens him. However, a strange working of My Spirit within him shall give him the assurance to bravely fight against error and falsehood. And he will know without a doubt where there is error and falsehood. He will oppose it with the pure truth and not let himself be disconcerted by opposition, hostility or persecution. He will fight with the sword of the tongue, courageously and fully convinced that he is right. I need such servants on earth that fear no one and serve their master with utmost devotion. I need people with a strong faith and a firm will, with absolute veracity and recognition of the great spiritual need, and where I find such servants I prepare them by conveying the truth to them and making them acquainted with their mission. I educate them to become good advocates without fear. I Myself enlighten their spirit that they may clearly recognize where and when they have to set to work, where and when they will be facing falsehood and error in order to publicly censure them. Not every worker in My vineyard is fit for this task because the opposition has grown already too strong, and people feel happy in falsehood which allows them a comfortable life, whilst pure truth demands self-denial which does not suit them. Therefore, My servant knowing this, must relentlessly reveal the consequences of false doctrines and erroneous thinking and he must not be afraid to tell the truth to the face of the advocates of error. For a good seed can be sown and ripen only after the field has been cleared of tares which are useless and must be relentlessly destroyed. Truth will and must force its way and, therefore, I shall bless every supporter of truth and sustain his work for Me and My Kingdom and I shall smooth his earthly way so that he can unimpeded perform the task for which I have chosen him. Amen B.D. 4328 June 10,1948 COMMUNITY OF SAINTS…. INTERCESSION Mankind needs considerable support from the spiritual world if it is to win the ultimate battle on earth. However, this support is at your full disposition… you only ask for it. Therefore you shall be informed in what way help can be given to you and you can pray for it. It is -in earthly terms -the 'Community of the Saints', which is there to help you. However, the term 'saints' must be clarified if you are to be properly informed and free from false concepts. The angels are the most faithful guides and helpers of men, always ready, if they are only called. But how they are assigned to men, is determined solely by God in His wisdom. Thus He fills these spiritual beings with light and power according to their degree of perfection. Men cannot judge the degree of maturity of their fellow-man and. Consequently they are neither entitled nor able to declare him a 'saint'. God alone knows the state of his soul as he enters the spiritual kingdom after his physical death. God alone knows in what relationship to Him a man has been standing on earth and how active he was in his love. The activity of love is the decisive factor and may already have given him light and strength in all fullness during his life on earth, enabling him to do extraordinary things if he so desired. However, in the beyond God Himself will lead such mature souls to the sphere of activity commensurate with their degree of maturity. It is Me who assigns them their particular task in the spiritual kingdom, just as Me determines what kind of help men on earth are to be given. The angels are full of strength and capable of anything because they work with God and in accordance with His will and are constantly permeated by His strength. The angel moves completely within the will of GOD, i.e., he cannot will anything but God's will since he has already established the union with God and is fully absorbed in His will. Possessing great wisdom he also recognizes the inexpediency of many a human plea and has to deny where fulfillment would be detrimental for the soul. For an angel it means great happiness to help man and, therefore, God does not object to men asking angels for their help. However, it is certainly not His will that men appeal to certain 'saints', for their task and activity may be in quite a different field, and in their ignorance men may even appeal to a being still far from perfection and as a result fall under the not at all beneficial influence of this being. Those called do turn up; they seek to keep close to the caller and to impose their thoughts upon him, which may not conform to truth. Besides, the 'canonization' by men is mainly dependent on a life conforming to a 'church-community', a prerequisite never demanded by God, but insisted up on by that church, and in accordance with the latter the canonization is effected. This can never be the will of God. So not everyone canonized in this way may be an angel, a being of light, but on the other hand there are many beings of light in the spiritual kingdom whose lives pleased God but did not conform to the rules of those church-communities. All these angels possess “power out of God” of which they want to make use and, therefore, men have been entrusted to them, whom they wish to and can help to perfection as long as the human will, is not opposed to it. To call these beings will always be of benefit whereas the opposite may be the case where specific beings are appealed. The idea, however, to gain intercession by these beings is quite wrong. The prayer is an appeal to God… it establishes a connection from man to Him, and God insists upon this because it indicates that man has directed his will towards God. In the opinion of men these beings of light that are already in close unison with God are meant to establish this connection with Him. However, this would relieve man of establishing this union ...which is the aim and purpose of life on earth…. because only such a union with God provides the flow of strength without which it would be impossible for a soul to attain full maturity. This 'strength', however, cannot be conveyed to man by the angels since there are also in the spiritual kingdom laws observed by its inhabitants in the knowledge that they were given by God's love and wisdom. The beings are at all times willing to help in accordance with the will of God. Therefore, man must first bend under the will of God to be helped by Him, either directly or through the angels who will never fail to help if it is God's will. Thus the appeal for help to the beings of light will never by in vain; an appeal for 'intercession', however, is futile. The child itself has to approach the Father truly so that the Father's love may flow to it. Such a close union can never be established if man thinks he can reach the goal also through intercession. God is a God of Love and does not want men to be afraid to come to Him. He wants to be the Father of His children, not their severe judge and ruler. The favor of the latter you may try to win by intercession but a Father you approach trustingly. God demands this trust from His creatures because of His infinite love for them. And for that same reason He will also grant all their prayers. Amen B.D. 3159 June 15, 1944 RELIGIOUS DIVISIONS…. TESTING IS ESSENTIAL Only very few people recognize the value of divine revelations and messages are rarely accepted without misgivings. Countless possibilities remain untapped. The result is a more limited knowledge, often a deadlock where progress could be made. The spiritual blindness of mankind could be removed, the state of darkness could be transformed into one of enlighten- ment, and still they prefer the darkness and shun the light; they stand in opposition to the light-giving world that provides everyone who entrusts himself to it. Man lacks the faith in God's mercy and that He is willing to help men in their need. This need is proven and it is brought about by the countless errors preventing people from properly recognizing God loving Him and proving this love by lovingly serving their fellowmen. This need is also brought about by a lifeless faith, which will fail when put to the test. If man has to make a serious decision, he can only be steadfast if he has the unshakeab1e conviction that his knowledge and faith is worth more than that which opposes him. Therefore, faith and knowledge must be in agreement, i.e., that which man is supposed to believe must be credible, it must reveal wisdom when man ponders it. God does not expect man to believe anything that he could not accept after serious consideration. Therefore, that which appears unacceptable, which after serious examination does not reveal any 'wisdom', must be the work of man, which has been added to what God has asked men to believe. A doctrine can be recognized as credible if it emanates love, the love of God for all He has created. It must reveal love and wisdom that point to a divine being caring for its creatures. And thus every religious doctrine can initially be examined from this angle taking into consideration that everyone who wishes to teach must carry out such a test because he should teach only that which he himself has recognized as the truth. This antecedent condition is usually disregarded, which fact considerably favors the spreading of errors. Every teacher must be fully convinced about that which he teaches. And a conviction can be won only by earnest examination. Then the teacher can safely convey the truth he has recognized to his fellow-men who may be less capable of carrying out such a test, but can recognize the teaching as credible because it confirms to them God's love and wisdom. If they possess the will to find the truth those who earnestly wish to test a doctrine will not lack the ability to think provided they, too, move within love, otherwise they could never be advocates of truth, but only advocates of falsehood and error, for through their lack of love they have given them- selves into the hands of him who opposes God. In view of this it is understandable that and why a doctrine, originally passed on to mankind pure and unspoilt, has been subjected to many changes and why it was not possible to retain teachings uncontaminated if the earnest testing of their credibility and truth has been evaded through the demand to believe without misgivings everything that was being taught. Pure truth will stand up to any kind of test and will remain unchanged. However, gradually there arose divisions. The possibility to weigh the different spiritual movements and their doctrines against each other always existed, and if they had been confronted with divine wisdom and love, every serious examiner would have recognized which doctrines were only the work of man and must be branded as false. Therefore, those people must be blamed and they will be held responsible, who were capable of verifying the truth, but failed to do so and unscrupulously handed to their fellow-men doctrines, which, if earnestly examined, they would have had to reject. This caused the spreading of falsehood and error. However, from time to time there were people who undertook such investigation and as reformers tried to abolish the old religious doctrines. And here again it depended on their degree of maturity how far they were advanced in truth and could pass it on. Thus, time and again men were given the opportunity to form an opinion about the religious doctrines thanks to the controversial questions arising in the different creeds and the divisions within the church, drawing their attention to the differences in the doctrines, which they were expected to believe. If verification were to be carried out, the Intellect and the heart had to become active which required the person's will and his desire to recognize the truth. Every adherent of a doctrine will defend his doctrine, but different doctrines can never claim credibility because there is only one truth. And everyone should endeavor to find this truth. Therefore, it is essential for man to form a personal opinion about every religious doctrine that is conveyed to him; otherwise it could never become his spiritual possession, even if he defended it with words. Such word would not represent his innermost conviction since for the forming of a conviction a pondering with the intellect is essential, and this can be guided properly only with the help of the divine Spirit. If, however, the teacher offers pure truth it is much easier for a person to gain the inner conviction as he thinks it over, whilst wrong doctrines require a stronger will and desire for truth to be recognized as errors. Consequently, the teacher carries a heavy responsibility if through indifference or negligence he fails to examine it, and spreads a doctrine of which he is not fully convinced himself. Having offered himself for a ministry he must teach only that which after earnest examination appears acceptable to him, otherwise he sins against those who believe to receive the truth from him and whom he guides into wrong thinking by his false doctrines. It is further his duty to encourage people to examine what they are receiving so as to gain a conviction, a living faith and be able to distinguish error from truth. (June 17, 1944) The knowledge which man has acquired through his intellect, without praying to God for enlightenment, is full of gaps and can only be described as inconsistent. There are unexplained subjects, which create doubts because different representatives give them different interpretations. Therefore, a person striving after pure truth must weigh the different results against each other. Human knowledge is never incontestable and that controversial issues always deal with human knowledge, human interpretations is already proved by the fact of the controversy; for pure truth which originates from God is always in agreement and will never show different results. A person lacking the good will and desire for truth will already receive the pure truth out of God in a spoilt state, for his thinking is influenced by evil forces confusing him and rendering incomprehensible what he is receiving. On the other hand, a person who earnestly strives after truth will also doubt spoilt knowledge. He will find that it lacks the assurance of truth and will investigate it provided he is not forbidden to do so and ordered to accept it without misgivings. This is always the work of Satan for it will never be an offense before God to earnestly seek the truth. And it is part of this seeking that man forms an opinion about that which he is being offered as truth. Thus a person should never be guided by what others consider being the truth, but must form his own opinion, especially when he is asked or offers himself to spread knowledge and teach his fellowmen. God always helps those who meekly ask for His grade. However, that a scientist who is highly regarded in the world or holds a high position, be it in a spiritual or profane office, has bent in deepest humility before God as the sole giver of truth, thus creating the antecedent condition for its receipt, must be doubted if his teachings do not offer complete explanations or if they contain any contradictions. Whilst there are divisions and different interpretations, error is present because there is only one truth. To find this sole truth man has to establish a contact with the Eternal Godhead, pray for enlightenment and through a life pleasing to God become worthy of being taught by Him directly. God knows best in which way He will teach a man striving and praying for truth and the result will always be pure truth. It is God's will that His creatures live within truth and therefore He conveys it to them as requested. Amen. B.D. 8829 July 13, 1964 PRETENDED WORSHIP How important it is to enlighten you regarding the contamination of the doctrine supposed to be from Me is shown by the fact that people mainly observe that which has been added by man ignoring My teaching. I must stress again and again that only the doctrine of love is the essence of My Gospel. When you realize that the sole purpose of your earthly life is your transformation to love, you will comprehend the significance of My love-doctrine and free yourselves from all ceremony which in My eyes is nothing but ceremony, worthless formalities. How much time people waste with pretended worship, performing all the rites from habit, superficially, not making the least effort to practice love, the only commandment taught mankind as I walked over the earth! And that this is so is due to the fact that love has died among men. What then is the use of such 'divine services' where you fulfill duties, which I cannot value. And you believe you can make up for all your loveless actions by more eager church going and fulfillment of performances invented by men. You believe to think and act righteously, but you are in error, for there is no one among you who listens to the voice of the Spirit. This is so because you are exposed to adverse influences causing you to refrain from forming your own opinion, thus preventing you from finding the truth. And this applies also to you who describe yourselves as 'leaders' of men, but prevent them from allowing the Spirit to work within them. For what the Spirit would teach men is quite contrary to your system, and a man taught by the spirit you call a 'heretic' whilst in fact he is My disciple, called to bring the truth to men chosen by Me as a vessel for the reception of My Spirit in order to reveal this truth to you. You men should only turn towards love, fight the love of self and practice the love of your neighbor. Then you will experience a blessing that is supreme. Your thinking will be right, your spirit will teach you from within and you will free yourselves from all wrong doctrines. You will more often seek solitude and receive a richer blessing than by the 'divine service' in which you now participate. He who has love will also recognize the error as the work of man, except he believes in it so profoundly and lively that I shall not spoil such a faith which brings him so close to Me that he wants to do everything he believes to be good before My eyes. Such people I shall judge according to the degree of their love and give them sudden enlightenment as they depart from this earth. However, such people are scarce, most just observe the rites while their faith is dead. This cannot come alive because they lack love, which quickens faith. Although I keep preaching love from Above, men have become so unspiritual that they do not listen to what I have to say. Therefore, they will perish on the Day of Judgment for without love no one can attain beatitude. Amen. B.D. 8758 February 20, 1964 WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO TEACH? A vast knowledge may be conveyed to you indirectly, but you will be able to comprehend it only according to your degree of love; for to be able to comprehend what you receive your Spirit must be awakened. For this an active life of love is the basis, which will make you receptive and capable of understanding. Therefore, spiritual knowledge cannot be conveyed to everyone in a scholastically way, it all depends on the individual person's level of recognition and to which extent he is willing to love, for every human being is capable of loving. If spiritual knowledge is conveyed to someone directly, this person has reached that level which enables him to comprehend what he is receiving. Such a comprehension is a prerequisite if he is also to teach for which I Myself prepare through My direct address. Explanations from such a person you people may accept without misgivings, for as My vessel, as a receptacle of My divine love-light he must himself be enlightened. In such a vessel no error can gain a footing as it would soon be revealed and rejected by one who wants nothing but to serve by passing on the truth from Me. You must realize that I always choose Myself a vessel for the reception of the spiritual flow from Me, for I know who Is capable of receiving the pure truth and defending it. And the intellect of such a person will be well able to recognize what is not in the interests of pure truth and what he can stand up for as a human being. His task is and will remain a connection link between Me and those men who are walking through life in darkness, but do want to find the truth. Mind this: only such people can receive the truth who earnestly desire it. Not everyone though can receive the truth from Me directly, for I demand of such direct recipients of My Word what not everyone would fulfill. But when a person seeks the truth he will also receive it through such mediators to whom I can convey it directly. The latter will always be able to give the right interpretation; for being as My servant, active for Me and My Kingdom, he will at all times be taught by the Spirit within him, which is in constant union with Me, whenever he has to debate or teach subjects concerning spiritual knowledge. If he did not have this assurance that I protect him from error, the result could be a terrible confusion for as a human being he would be defeated by those representatives of adverse opinions who possess a sharp reasoning power and a great oratorical gift. A person who can be taught directly by Me through the Spirit is sanctioned as My servant and representative on earth and need fear no arguments, for whilst he is defending Me and My Word against his fellow-men, his thinking is guided by Me. This could not be any different as there cannot be room for error in a vessel chosen by Me. Therefore, he will resist the acceptance of error from his fellow-men, and endeavor to prove to them how wrong their thinking is. And he has truly a vast knowledge at his disposal and, provided his opponents seriously search for truth, he will emerge as a victor from every such debate. The direct transfer of My Word is a slow process of education for My servant. I introduce him to a knowledge he will comprehend because it is being offered in all wisdom and keeps deepening the extent of his recognition. Thanks to the reception of My Word he keeps gaining most profound knowledge, growing into a teacher well equipped to guide his fellowmen into truth. And only those who are searching for truth themselves and are endeavoring to live a life of love whilst loveless people will reject everything and rely solely on their intellect, which, however, does not suffice for spiritual knowledge, can again comprehend such knowledge. If you people would but believe that I want to speak to all of you and also do it if you will only listen to My servants who bring you My Word conveyed to earth directly. You would then accept it without misgivings and gain a lot, even if your way of life is still far from what it should be. However, you would be hearing repeatedly of the power of love and would be experiencing it as you do works of love. And your comprehension of spiritual knowledge would be growing; this would make you very happy and eventually give meaning to your life. Then I Myself could speak to you because you would be consciously opening your hearts to Me and invite Me in. Then I could communicate with you and you with Me, I could pass you the bread of life directly and give your soul to eat and drink, and you would be fulfilling the purpose of your life. Amen B.D. 8643 October 13. 1963 COMMENTS ABOUT THE BAPTISM WITH WATER You still do not comprehend the spiritual meaning of My Word. You interpret it literally with your intellect and this does not give you the right results. You cannot understand what I meant to tell you when I said: 'Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost'. By baptism you only understand the immersion in water, an external formality performed by men to demonstrate their obedience to the command of baptism which, however, does not even come near the actual core of My command. Baptism with water as such does not accomplish any change in man, as you will have to admit. Only the influence of that which emanates from the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, which is proved by the love of the Father, the wisdom of the Son and the power of the Holy Ghost -that can change man and is the true baptism which everyone must have received to be able to reach his goal on earth: to attain perfection so that he can unite with Me everlastingly. The Father-love.... is an eternal fire from which goes forth the light of wisdom -the Son - and then also the power of the Spirit must manifest itself. Man, as a weak being, must be filled by love and wisdom to such an extent that he achieves power and freedom. He must be filled with My Spirit and love: wisdom and spiritual strength must distinguish him as a divine being that has returned to perfection. Man must become 'immersed in the sea of My eternal love’; he must be guided into all truth, and this will happen thanks to My will, My strength and My very great love. Baptize them in the name of the Father.... present them lovingly My Word which is wisdom, thus rendering the working of the Spirit within man possible which is subject to the activity of love, because the manifestation of My Spirit is the offering of My love expressed in the conveyance of wisdom, a true knowledge Love, wisdom and strength -about these you should be properly enlightened and this enlightenment is the 'true baptism of the spirit' which cannot be replaced by immersion in water. Comprehend this, men, that you must not bind yourselves to external formalities, that I truly do not demand each of you, but at all times consider only that which is done 'in Spirit and in Truth'. And if you, in order to justify your thinking, refer to 'My baptism by John in the Jordan', then I must draw your attention to the fact, that the people in those times knew very little about Me, that 'external formalities' used to be most important to them and that it required a certain degree of maturity of the individual to be able to explain to him the spiritual meaning of baptism. Besides, by their willingness to be baptized by John, men indicated their change of heart and their desire to get closer to their God and Creator. In those times this was already a noteworthy spiritual gain, and so I, too, submitted to this formality in order to make the activity of My Forerunner John legitimate. It would have been futile to explain to people this external formality as insignificant for they would have been unable to comprehend the pure spiritual truth. The baptism with water was in no way detrimental for them, but it could become beneficial only when the y accepted the Word of God, which John conveyed to them. And thus also now man will receive 'baptism' when he accepts My Word conveyed to him by My infinite paternal love, lives in accordance with it, gains wisdom through love and the awakening of My Spirit within him which again provides him with light and strength. All this cannot be replaced by the baptism with water but the latter will always remain a 'symbol', an external formality which men do not want to relinquish because they have the tendency towards outward demonstration instead of being satisfied with the benefit of a purely 'spiritual experience'. I can only repeat again and again that all the external performances and rites have no merit, that I never judge a person by what he is doing 'outwardly', but solely by his inner attitude toward Me and My Word. One who accepts My Word and changes his way of life in accordance with it can attain perfection still on earth. My Word is the 'water of life', rising from the 'primary source', and in this water you shall immerse yourselves! This water will flow from within you and you shall experience spiritual baptism as the Spirit within you awakens to life, when you are permeated by love, wisdom and strength and become once more the original being that you once were, when through the living water you win eternal life that can never again be lost. Amen B.D. 8749 February 10, 1964 A TEACHER IS EDUCATED BY GOD HIMSELF I shall fill in all the gaps in your knowledge as far as you need knowledge. As human beings you are still incapable of penetrating into the most profound depths of wisdom for which a high degree of perfection is needed, which a being usually attains only in the spiritual realm where it can be fully enlightened by My love. On earth a person whom I entrust with a ministry must be equipped with sufficient spiritual knowledge so as to leave no gaps and enable him to answer any questions that may be put to him. Whatever a man would like to know, he will always be able to obtain an answer from those whom I teach directly through the Spirit and who will have all the necessary knowledge. However, they, too, will be introduced to it slowly and I am always aware when they require certain knowledge to answer questions. And so I always prepare them in due time, or I answer questions directly as when I invited you to ask Me when some question is bothering you. But you who wish to know things should always go to the source for there you have the guarantee that you are receiving the truth from Me. Do not allow ignorant people to teach you, those who have not been called to the ministry by Me. Everyone who wants to serve Me is welcome as a worker in My vineyard. However, I assign him to that particular place where he is most suited to work for Me. And so everyone of My servants has a different task. Not every worker in My vineyard can be a teacher, but he can help to spread the truth by passing on the right doctrine and seeing to it that the truth out of Me is being spread abroad. He can also, in order to pass on this doctrine verbally read to his fellow-men My directly conveyed word, which will radiate strength accordingly and impress people as My direct address. But not everyone should think that he is fulfilling My will when he is making use of a knowledge received through My Word thinking to possess the right and ability to teach…. He must first ask from the depth of his heart for enlightenment of his spirit, so that I Myself can speak through him, even if he should use his own words. Then his speech will be simple and clear and touch the heart of everyone of good will. But as soon as man begins to give intellectual interpretations, he is no longer passing on 'My Word' and will not have much success. Then he is not working in My vineyard because he himself is still too much in the forefront when he should leave the work to Me. A ministry requires constant direct instruction by Me which provides the teacher with comprehension and a proper judgment that enables him to teach. When I convey My Word to earth directly so that it can be written down, then that which has been written must also be passed on to the fellowmen. For that task I need faithful servants who do everything to spread My Word, and I shall bless them for it because the spreading of 'My Word' during the final time before the end is the most effective counter-measure curbing the activity of My adversary who keeps endeavoring to keep men in utter darkness through falsehood and error. You shall help to spread the light abroad so that many people may gain strength through My Word to help them find their way out of the darkness. And verily, I choose the right servants that will fulfill the task assigned to them, each according to his ability and willingness. However, if a man should ask Me from the depth of his heart I can also give him the ability to speak for Me and My Kingdom. Then he will in a straightforward and simple way bear witness of Me and endeavor to guide his fellow-men to faith and love. He himself will live a life of love and as a result his spirit will be awakened so that I can use him as a mouth- piece and he renders with his own words what I make him say. These speeches will not sound scholarly; they will not be guided by the intellect, but come from the heart, for I only speak through the heart. When I, however, convey My Word to earth directly I Myself educate a suitable teacher whom I equip with a knowledge that he can comprehend himself and pass on to his fellow-men. Then he is the right vessel into which My Spirit can flow. As man he also has the gift to enlighten a fellowman, who seeks enlightenment. I have assigned him this task and he will work in accordance with My will and consequently be able to truthfully answer any questions put to him because he does not lack the necessary knowledge. Everyone who earnestly wishes to serve Me I shall put in the right place assigning him his particular task which he should perform as best he can, and My blessing will always be with him and his work. Amen B.D. No. 6732 January 10, 1957 TRADITIONS.… SACRAMENTAL BLESSINGS "It surely is not to your credit if you men allow your thoughts, will and actions to be determined solely by traditional views, if you do not form your own opinion whether and to what extent such views are justified and to what extent they must be rated only as the results of human thinking. Men are expected to attain perfection on earth, and this is such a serious matter that everyone should earnestly concern himself with it. Then he will also have misgivings as to whether that which is demanded of him is also justified, and he will begin to question if those 'traditions' really originate in Me, whether they are based on pure truth or on a truth that has been 'spoilt' in the course of time. The serious will to attain perfection on earth is sure to produce such doubts, especially where 'spoilt doctrines' are concerned, for then I Myself would be putting such doubts into a man's heart in order to guide him to light out of his darkness. It cannot be denied that the so-called 'traditions' contain a lot of 'spoilt' thinking; and from My doctrine which I Myself preached on earth so many rites and bad customs, as well as wrong doctrines, have been derived that the pure gospel of love, the essence of My doctrine, has been pushed to the background whilst what was added by man is claiming foremost attention. And men allow themselves to be captivated by it, make every effort to fulfill all demands and do not dare change any of the old traditions or customs which are of no benefit whatsoever for the advancement of their souls. However, they have no excuse because every human being can think and has the duty to ponder the doctrines that will determine his lot in eternity. Man should take his life on earth more seriously and not think that I am satisfied by completely useless performances which include the receipt of sacraments that are no sacraments because only that can have a hallowing effect which a faith quickened by love may receive from Me directly when through love a union with Me has been achieved. Then a man is blessed by Me so abundantly that he can attain perfection on this earth. Then all the sacramental blessings will become manifest in such a person. He will receive the baptism of the Spirit: he will be a teacher and messenger to his fellow-men; he will at any time be able to partake of the bread from heaven, of My flesh and My b1ood; he will be in close union with Me full of wisdom and love for he will no longer be burdened by any guilt which was forgiven him for the sake of Jesus Christ whom his loving heart has recognized and is now acknowledging before all the world. He will be filled with My Spirit for he has become alive through his love and his faith. However, he cannot receive all these blessings by performing traditional duties. It is good to guide the thoughts of a child toward the purpose of its mortal life and its task, but it should never be taught to perform 'dead rites'; in- stead, love should be preached to it at all times. The spiritual development of a person depends entirely on his attitude to this doctrine of love. He can attain perfection only through a life of love and only this will yield him the sacramental blessings. Everyone must strive for his perfection of his own free will and should not be hindered by demands and commandments that are supposed to be My will. Since he has to attain life he must also be alive in his thinking, his will and actions. Every kind of formality, however, will destroy this life and a purely 'external' act cannot perform an 'internal change'. Everyone is himself responsible for his soul and he will have no excuse that he had been incorrectly in- formed, for every person who earnestly strives for perfection is given a chance to receive the pure truth from Me as long as he seeks Me add My Kingdom and always desires to do My will. Amen B. D. 8877 October 30, 1964 SPOILT DOCTRINES MUST BE CORRECTED! The pure truth can never be refuted and you will always be able to rely on that which you have received through My Spirit. Even if the word has been conveyed to you mentally, it is still My Word, which you could not hear if you had not beforehand prepared yourselves so that My Spirit can flow into you. Then also your thoughts are guided by Me and you cannot think anything that is wrong as long as you submit to Me asking Me for the truth. However, if a man does not fulfill the antecedent conditions subject to which My Spirit can work within him, his thinking can be wrong, take the wrong turn. Therefore, the first thing to do for you is to investigate whether and to what extent one can speak of the work of the Spirit. This can easily be recognized by the fact that strange knowledge has been conveyed a knowledge revealing to man secrets of creation as well as the aim and purpose of his life on If this knowledge was gained from books, if a person makes use of already existent spiritual knowledge, then he cannot claim to be filled with My Spirit. Provided he fulfills the necessary conditions, his thinking may be quite correct and the spiritual knowledge conveyed to earth through the working of My Spirit will not be changed. However, in case such changes have taken place and I Myself am correcting them, it must be asked: “Who is enlightened by the Spirit of God?” earth. I do not train supporters of truth without giving them the pure truth. And whomsoever I have called to defend the truth I have also commissioned to receive knowledge from Me and consider himself a 'recipient of pure truth'. I know best where an error has crept in and I shall always rectify an erroneous doctrine. There is no doubt about the fact that My adversary has succeeded in throwing you back into darkness, to deceive you who believe to have received the truth from a servant devoted to me and to provide you with his own ideas which you now eagerly advocate rendering it difficult for Me to bring you once more the pure truth. Error will not lead you to the goal. And if you do not desire the pure truth from the depth of your heart you will be unable to free yourselves from the erroneous thinking, because you can no longer see clearly. Matters did not rest with the simple spreading of My Word conveyed to you through a spiritually awakened servant. There were so many assistants whose spirit was not awakened, and they added their own interpretation or even changed the original text by which they did not help but hinder the work. Because of their free will I could not prevent them from doing this. The simple, clear word that was to be a blessing for mankind lost of its worth as soon as men began to 'change the original scripts' and bring them into line with the common linguistic usage. Take into consideration the length of time and that the work of the adversary is in the final time aimed more and more at the contamination of My Word. Think that he makes use of the spirit of the age in order to captivate mankind and that only the spiritually awakened could guard My Word and be protected from 'above" and that they would have stayed with the truth, but that no guarantee could be given where worldly assistants were concerned who had their worldly interests at heart, which made a worldly business' even of those new revelations. Therefore, I always chose people withdrawn from the world to whom I could reveal Myself because the 'prevailing over the world' is the basic requirement for the reception of My Word, and such people did not have to worry about their earthly needs. A person so devoted to Me that he will 'support the spreading abroad of these revelations' will not seek to make this a source of income for he knows that I Myself provide for him. And as long as a 'vessel of My Spirit' has this attitude it will spread only pure truth because being spiritually awakened it will reject any wrong doctrine. But how long can a spiritual doctrine stay unspoiled if it is handled by men who are not as pure and willing to serve Me? Therefore, I have to keep pouring My Spirit into a pure vessel to reveal errors that have to be rectified. Even the Book of Books is no longer quite pure and unadulterated, and so you can be sure that also the new revelations will not keep so pure that no rectification is needed. And if the error consists in questioning My perfection, then this is obviously the influence of My adversary who in these final times is making every effort to quash man's love for Me which alone can unite you with Me now and forever. Amen B.D. 4752 October 2, 1949 WORSHIPPING THE MOTHER OF GOD All your spiritual questions will be answered as that will help to provide clarity where truth must be distinguished from error, provided that you are anxious to find the pure truth. For when you are governed by the desire to have your already existent views corroborated, you are not receptive for pure truth. You must ask for this and desire to receive the right answer. The mother of My physical body on earth had already been chosen from eternity to become the mother of the Savior of mankind. She possessed an enlightened soul, which incarnated on earth for this sublime mission, and she was pure and perfect compared with her earthly sisters. However, she still had to go through a hard life in order to attain to the supreme bliss in the spiritual kingdom and become a true child of God, i.e., to achieve the supreme goal: complete union with Me. With the fulfillment of her mission she became entitled to be considered as "holiest being" in the spiritual kingdom, for through the suffering she had had to go through on earth she had become an image of God. Through her love for Me she was placed in a state of suffering thanks to which also her physical body was spiritualized. Thus she became a shining example of a mother bearing the deepest sorrow for her child. However, the divine adoration shown her by people is not in accordance with My will. For although she was the mother of My physical body, in the spiritual kingdom she is a being of light, full of love and wisdom that wants to help men towards light and beatitude. Beatitude in the spiritual kingdom is possible only in union with Me, and this a soul can only achieve through conscious aspiration for such a union. Thus, the thoughts of him who wants to gain beatitude must be filled with Me as their sole aspiration. He must seek this union with Me of his own free will, unbiased by spiritual forces because, if it were allowed, every human being would feel the influence of these forces that wish to help men out of their great love for them. The soul has turned apostate from Me of its own free will, and of its own free will it must return to Me. Any influence by the beings of light would amount to a limitation of the free will. The action of the free will consists in the voluntary striving of this will toward Me, toward a union with Me, and this striving will be in every way supported by the beings of light. However, any adoration of a being of light is a will in the "wrong direction". The beings of light are within the love for Me, they keep worshipping and praising Me and never wish to accept any adoration for themselves knowing Me to be the Being most worthy of adoration. He who correctly understands the relationship with Me of the beings of light whose love for Me has kindled into a bright fire, will also realize how wrong the thinking of those people is who show such adoration for the Mother of God. They will also understand that this cannot be My will, for this way people are kind of creating for themselves a "second God", a being whom they show adoration which it does not wish to accept. Man should at all times strive for a union with Me in order to achieve the goal still on earth. Amen B.D. 5456 August 4,1952 THE ONLY TRUE CHURCH There is no "only true church" if an organization is meant by it. Whoever belongs to the church, which I Myself established on earth will also gain beatitude. This is guaranteed him alone by the fact that he is a member of My church and as a result lives within the faith which through love has become a 'living' faith. Not the church ensures man's beatitude, but his faith and love! These may be lacking altogether although a person may belong to a church that was established by men and as the 'only true church' is supposed to have been founded by Me. Of course, true members of My church may come forth from every church or spiritual movement as only faith and love are the deciding factors. But no one can be a member of My church who lacks these characteristics: the working of My Spirit, based on faith and love. My Kingdom is not of this world, and that is what I told the men of this world. My words had a spiritual meaning as they were meant to help establish "My Spiritual Kingdom"! They referred to the kingdom outside of this world, which is everlasting. That which I demanded of men was to secure for them an everlasting life in the spiritual kingdom. My commandments were to be fulfilled on earth, but not with earthly actions in which the soul did not take part. On the contrary: the soul had to fulfill My will. It is only the soul that must change, and if it strives for this faithfully, it is already a member of My church! Then man has already the faith and it is My Spirit that urges him to strive and My voice which he hears and endeavors to follow. And this working of My Spirit is proof for the membership of My church, which can give beatitude. I brought the pure gospel to mankind. I enlightened men about everything that is needed to enter My Kingdom, which is not of this world. I taught them love of their fellowmen, thus showing them the way leading to the realm of bliss. I gathered around Me all those who so far had been taught wrongly. I was their minister, representing My church wishing to convey to those who listened its blessed influence. Thus I founded the 'true church' while I walked on earth admitting into it everyone: Jews, Gentiles, publicans and sinners. . all who believed in Me, who accepted My doctrine and lived accordingly. To those I also sent after My death My Spirit; the distinctive mark of My Church that cannot be prevailed over by the gates of hell. Where is the 'working of the Spirit' in that church which calls itself the 'only true church'? My Spirit can be active there, too, provided that a connection with My Church has been established; for I alone pour out My Spirit and always only there where the antecedent conditions have been fulfilled that will result in the working of My Spirit. There also the 'true church of Christ' will be recognizable, for whatever may be undertaken against its members, it will not be possible to prevail over or suppress them. even if the very hell proceeded against them. My Church is unconquerable because it is 'My work' and the 'spiritual church', which alone leads to beatitude. Its members cannot be 'apparent Christians' for as such they would be excluding themselves from the community of the faithful and could not be true followers of Christ and faithful representatives of My name when they are put to the test. And this test of their faith will be required of them; it will be required of all those who call themselves believers, and then it will become apparent who is a member of the true church, the church which I Myself have founded. Then it will become apparent where My Spirit is active and what strength it can give to those who are attacked for the sake of My name, but who will gladly avow Me before the world if this decision is demanded. Then it will also become apparent how little of its promises that church keeps which calls itself 'the only true~', how all those will revolt who are members; but not members of My Church, who now recognizes its weakness, but do not recognize the spiritual value of that church which was built on faith as strong as that of Peter's. Every one of My Words was and is to be understood spiritually and can be understood only when My Spirit can work within a person. Then his faith is alive and he will strive only for the kingdom that is not of this world. Amen B.D. 6611 August 1, 1956 HOW IS BAPTISM TO BE UNDERSTOOD? You do not realize how inconceivable My grace is that you can receive My Word, that all your questions are answered by Me and every doubt dispelled when you turn to Me for an explanation. I do answer your questions also 'mentally', but sometimes you are not sure whether these thoughts have been given you by Me and, therefore, your doubts are not dispelled. But the 'word conveyed' to you, when you make use of this grace bestowed upon you, makes you happy. So many questions bother you, and just a trusting prayer to Me would provide the answers. However, it is not often that you address such a prayer to Me as you are not yet conscious of the great grace at your disposal. Every human soul needs a 'thorough cleansing', a bath freeing it from all impurities, refreshing and reviving it and preparing it for the work it must do on earth. And every human soul must be prepared to undertake this purification or submit to it, recognizing that it is not the way I want it to be, the way it has to be to be able to come to Me and stay with Me forever. Such a 'purifying bath' is not to be understood in an external sense. It has to be an inner act becoming outwardly noticeable only through a change in a person's nature, thus also giving him the certainty that he has worked his way out of a morass, has had a refreshing bath and left it completely cleansed. Clear water with a refreshing effect cannot be stagnant; it must be a flowing, living stream capable of cleansing and quickening. Therefore, you are in need of the 'living water' and do you know what 'living water means? I keep inviting you to come to the source from which the 'living water' streams. I want you to plunge into the 'sea of My love', to be baptized by Me with My Word which alone is powerful enough to effect a change within you, to purify and quicken your soul and give it true life. So when I said to My disciples: 'Baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost' it meant that they were to bring My Word to men in My name, the living water originating from Me, that they had to go to the source. Love itself, the Father, is offering you this, which will lead you to most profound wisdom, to the Son if you 'live' the Word, thus awakening the 'spirit' within you, which will fully enlighten you. Your soul needs this Word which alone has the effect clear water has on your body: that it leaves the bath strengthened and fit for any task that it will be required to perform. And thus My disciples were to carry My Word to all men: they were to receive through love something precious that was to kindle love within them thus animating the Spirit in them. But living water has its source in Me. I am the source from which it flows and every human being must have descended into the 'well of My love' to receive divine wisdom and conceive it 'through the Spirit'. This is the baptism everyone must have received to become a member of the Church of Christ, of that church which I Myself founded on earth. And here it is first your will that has to make a free decision to plunge into the 'stream of My love': to accept My living Word thus cleansing its soul to prepare it for My presence. My words must always be understood in their spiritual meaning, and no outward process will ever achieve an inner change, the purification of the soul. Therefore you people must always endeavor to fathom the spiritual meaning of My word, which will become quite clear to you if in your heart you ask Me for an explanation. If your desire is genuine, you will not be able to think any but the right thoughts. Then you will also accept My Word without opposition if brought to you by My disciples, you enter the 'stream of My divine love', you receive baptism. Then My love fills you with My Spirit and guides you into truth. Love, wisdom and strength have become part of the soul that was baptized with the 'water of life and love'. Amen B.D. 6000 July 13, 1954 RESURRECTION IN THE FLESH The will to find the truth guarantees correct thinking and cognition. You who desire to move within truth will receive the purest truth. You need not fear any error and will always be blessed if you want to spread the truth abroad. Come to Me with that which is not yet clear to you, which causes you to doubt, and I will teach and enlighten you. The doctrine of the 'resurrection in the flesh' the way men want to understand it, becomes untenable, when you have penetrated a bit deeper into 'spiritual knowledge', when you have come closer to the truth and endeavor to find the 'spiritual interpretation' to all My words. What I have spoken is everlasting, unchangeable truth. However I did not put into My Word that meaning which you try to see in it. Everyone who earnestly seeks the truth can grasp the spiritual sense of My words. He who will ask Me for understanding, who is anxious to find the truth, will soon comprehend the 'spiritual meaning' of the word and not 'stick to the letter'. The words 'resurrection in the flesh' are for you people equivalent to 'life after death', for to 'live' means for you to 'walk around in the flesh' while your spirit is not yet awakened, while you do not understand the actual meaning of 'life'. People who do not believe in an after-life, think that their existence ends with their physical death. For them, 'life' means existence in their physical body. They know that through death they lose this body, but they do not believe in a 'trinity' of body, soul, and spirit. For them there is only the body, the 'flesh' after the death of which 'life' has ceased. 'Resurrection in the flesh' means for them the resurrection of the physical body and this is a hard doctrine for which men's faith is demanded. Still, this doctrine can be a blessing if through it man believes in a 'resurrection', in a 'life after death'. This belief would also change his nature and could lead to an awakening, to 'irradiation' with My Spirit. And then he will also comprehend the spiritual meaning of the word 'resurrection in the flesh'. Resurrection means: to awake from death to life, to rise from a state of sleeping, to step out of the darkness into the light. And thus everything that used to be concealed by the darkness of night will come to the light. It will reveal itself and become alive in order to bear witness. In a state of death nothing happens that could be attested. However, what happened 'in life', in that state when you walked on earth in the flesh, now comes to the light reveals it in order to testify for or against you. Not as if the physical body would rise from the dust to cover you once more for a new life. This flesh-body is only a transient covering for the soul which is imperishable, immortal, but can be 'spiritually dead' on its departure from earth. However, it can still awake to life in the beyond, i.e., 'rise from the dead' if it finds its way to Jesus Christ who will then give it 'life'. Also Jesus Christ took on flesh when he came to the earth, and this flesh had to suffer physical death. Jesus rose from the dead to demonstrate to you people that your life does not end with the death of your body, that also your soul can rise from the dead to life everlasting. As evidence for the truth of His words He let His body rise from the dead, but it was not a resurrection in the flesh, for His body had become spiritualized. The soul had donned the garment of the Spirit drawing all the spiritual substances from the physical body, which, thanks to His life and death, had already become completely spiritualized. The material substances of the body, which are actually spiritual substances too, had achieved their ultimate destination already on earth and could attach themselves to the soul and because Jesus willed it so became visible to His disciples in order to strengthen their faith. And since the perfected spiritual is not earthbound, Jesus could rise into spiritual spheres when HE ascended to heaven. You humans, too, will have a body after your resurrection, a spiritual garment the nature of which will be in accordance with your flesh, for 'you will reap what you have sown'. If you have sinned in the flesh, the garment of your soul will give you away. If you have done good works out of love, you will be 'radiant' and thus recognizable. However, your soul will never again don your heavy earthly garment, which was its abode only for a short time to fulfill its task in the material world. He who knows aim and purpose of the material creation, who knows of the evolution of the fallen spirits through this creation for the purpose of ascending to Me, does not need such explanations. But he must be able to refute a doctrine, which, due to 'wrong interpretation', is absurd; and if you wish to speak about the resurrection of the 'flesh', let the explanation suffice you that My Word is going to rise from the dead to bear witness for or against you. I am the 'Word that was made flesh' and I come to every human being in the Word. And when the Day of Judgment for every one of you will have come, it will be My Word that will judge you, who accepted My Word and used it in whatever way it suited you. There will be a resurrection of the flesh which was offered to you as nourishment – “eat My flesh and drink My blood”, meaning that you should accept My Word eagerly and let it strengthen you. And you will have to account before Me for the way you have made use of My gift of love. This explanation, too, is in accordance with the truth and should spur you on to make good use of your life in the flesh on this earth by letting Him provide you with food and drink, who is the Word from eternity that was made 'flesh' for your sake. You will find wisdom shining forth from every explanation, even if you men have not yet penetrated into spiritual knowledge. And if your spirit is awakened, you will willingly accept everyone of My explanations, for they will satisfy you whilst the wrong interpretation of My Word will only call forth in you resistance. This it has to do for the wrong interpretation originates with My adversary whose aim it is to confuse man's thinking, to divert him from the truth and deprive him of any belief he may have in a life after death. Such a Wrong interpretation is also proof for the 'low spiritual level' of people and also of those who bring them My Word, although they themselves have not yet grasped the meaning of it. 'The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life', and for this Spirit all of you should ask. You should pray for enlightenment of your thinking and strive for pure truth, and your prayer will certainly not be in vain. Amen. B.D. 8818 June 22,1964 FIGHT AGAINST ERROR You will have to fight hard against error which has already saturated the world, and it could not be any different since God's adversary is ruling and influencing men's intellect in accordance with their own will. Satan can influence them because their thinking has already turned away from God and he will keep doing it to spread darkness among men in an endeavor to extinguish the light of truth. It would be quite easy to live within truth if people would only allow God Himself to teach them if He were admitted to all of them. Then there would also be unity in men's thinking. But as things stand there is great confusion and people are not aware of the purpose of their life on earth: the maturing of the soul. All concepts have got confused! There are only few whom God Himself can offer the truth enlighten their thinking so that they know the purpose of life on earth. These, however, are unable to get their message through and enlighten their fellowmen by offering them the pure truth out of God and exposing the many errors that darken their spirit. Even in those circles where men want to serve God, the adversary is active through people in whom there are still traits similar to his own nature. All these also strive for truth, but do not turn to God directly, but seek to obtain it in a roundabout way. They associate with beings in the universe that also still belong to the adversary and guide men in the wrong direction. As long as God Himself does not convey truth to the earth -which can also be done through beings of light possessing the knowledge and accepted by God - men cannot be offered pure truth and time and again will have to come to terms with false doctrines. Darkness struggles against the light, and with the low spiritual level among men darkness will triumph and the end will be rebanning into matter! But while God Himself is still speaking to men, He delegates the recipients of His messages to be active in the spreading of the truth and take His Word to all who accept it. You need not be afraid if you meet with hostility, for He Himself is with you and will guide you to convey the light to all those who are in great need of it and desire to move in pure truth. You, who are being taught by God -either directly or through His messengers - are fully aware of the fact that the doctrine is spoilt and no longer conforms to the words of Jesus Christ. It has been explained to you why erroneous thinking has crept in. Now you are also meant to pass on the pure doctrine as given to you, and truth is going to force its way. Whoever receives it must also spread it and do everything possible to expose error as the work of god's adversary. You will be helped in every way, for since it is His will. He will direct your thoughts in such a way that everyone is given that which he needs for the benefit of his soul. Error does not lead to Him, and even if people are good and do not sin consciously, if their thinking is wrong they will not gain beatitude in the beyond until they have recognized the pure truth and freed themselves from error and falsehood. For God Himself is 'eternal truth' and only to be found through truth Error and falsehood can never ever lead a person to the goal -the union with Him, the glorious everlasting life. Amen. B.D. 5982 June 22, 1954 SPOILT DOCTRINE…. COMMANDMENT OF LOVE "You are being taught the pure gospel and are learning to recognize the difference between My pure gospel and that which is now being taught on earth as My Word. You learn to recognize that My Word has been changed in so far as that it is being interpreted and, consequently, observed differently -that only little attention is given to that which is essential whilst the unessential is being stressed and the result is the rather poor spiritual success. I showed mankind the only practicable way, teaching and living in accordance with My teaching, thus walking the path that all men should walk to come to Me. It is the 'path of love' which alone can secure heaven for a person, i.e., that after his physical death he can enter the spheres of light where his soul has a blissful existence close to Me. Now there is a deviation from My doctrine which can only be found hidden in a structure of man made additions, wrong interpretation and the observance of unimportant commandments which were never given men by Me and present the great danger that the only essential commandment is disregarded and thus remains unfulfilled. What good does it do you people if you castigate yourselves, if you perform compulsory rites or worship Me with your lips, if you do not recognize the commandment of love as the foremost and fulfill it?! You believe to worship Me with countless ceremonies, but you can only worship Me if you do what I demand of you –love Me and your fellowmen! As long as you still find a lack of love, when looking at yourselves honestly, you are not yet on the right path, even if you keep bending your knees and castigating yourselves. This demanded by men and performed only for men whom you want to convince of your piety. But you are far from true piety as long as you do not give your fellowmen that love which also proves your love for Me, while you let your neighbors live in greatest need and distress without trying to help, while you indulge in outward gestures paying homage to the world through mundane pomp -through all that for which you invented the term: 'in the honor of God '. I do not want to be worshipped in such a way while there is still misery crying to Me which you could alleviate if you engraved My commandments of love in your heart! Whilst I was walking on earth, I cared for the needy, the poor, the sick and the oppressed. You who claim to by 'My followers on earth' what are you doing for the poor, sick and oppressed? As long as you could help but do not, you are not My true followers, whether you call yourselves that or not. I rate only the fulfillment of My commandments of love because everything else: profound faith, recognition of the truth, union with Me and, finally, everlasting bliss resulting from love and can never be gained without love, and this makes it obvious why the spiritual need on earth is so great and why people have no faith and walk in error. My pure doctrine is the doctrine of love, which I taught on earth. When this is taught and practiced, men move within truth and have entered the path of the imitation of Jesus. But if you disregard these commandments, no amount of outward performance will help your soul. You will remain in error and thus pass into the spiritual world. For I rate solely the degree of love attained by your soul until the hour of your death. Amen. B.D. 8272 September 14, 1962 KNOWING THE TRUE MESSENGERS OF GOD I shall bless the will of a person to move within truth, for in that case I can reveal Myself to him. I can convey the truth to him 'mentally' or 'speak to him so that he hears My Word. I do not want him to accept a doctrine that he finds doubtful. He is entitled to such doubts if he earnestly desires the truth. Such doubts already constitute a mild rejection of that which is not in accordance with truth. You have asked Me how you will recognize the truth, how you will know who are My messengers. If I convey to you a revelation, you will always recognize it as coming from Me by the bright beam of light that will illuminate your heart. A divine revelation must always enrich you, make you feel that you are receiving something that makes you happy, that you do not want to part with again, ...provided you earnestly desire the truth. Then is the Eternal Truth Itself that reveals itself to you. In that case it is not important whether you receive this gift direct or through My messengers for the experience will be the same, as they, too, bring you only that which has come from Me. If, however, some spiritual doctrine leaves you 'unmoved' or you oppose it inwardly, then you may reject it without misgivings as it can never be a divine revelation, but usually your own or somebody else's mental product without any effective power. Then you need never fear to do wrong, for he who desires to hear Me, will recognize My voice. 'He who keeps My commandments is the one I love, and I shall reveal Myself to him', i.e., I will make Myself known to him. And man will recognize Me when he learns to know My nature, when he obtains a knowledge hitherto hidden from him. With this knowledge he will be able to recognize Me, for knowledge is light which illuminates you from within. If you are approached from the outside by varying knowledge, you have only to lovingly unite with Me asking Me for true cognition and you are sure to feel which mental product has originated in Me and can safely reject the rest. Not everyone hears My Word directly, but I speak to him as the directly received word is passed on to him. And as I speak to him through My messengers, who received the word direct from Me, he will still feel touched by Me in his heart. This feeling I put into your heart Myself, and it is the surest proof that you are receiving the pure truth. Another proof of a 'divine revelation' is the exposing through it of existing wrong doctrines if the contents of such revelations obviously aim at the 'purification of the gospel', which has time and again been spoilt through the will of man. 'Genuine' messengers can always be only those who defend the truth of such revelations and see to it that they are passed on. Being Eternal Truth Itself, I shall see to it that men can move in truth if they so desire. Therefore, a revelation from Me must enlighten them about everything in the spiritual field. I call only those 'My messengers' who endeavor to spread My Word conveyed to earth directly. I do pour out My Spirit 'over all flesh' as promised, but that is not limited to such an obvious, strange revelation on My part, but also means enlightened thinking, right speaking in spiritual debates, the comprehension of My Divine Word and full understanding of the strange knowledge contained in My revelations from 'above'. Recipients of My Word will always proclaim and advocate the same if I speak to them directly. Therefore a strange revelation may always be considered a criterion for the truth of a doctrine. As its main subject is the knowledge regarding the salvation work of Christ, its divine origin is proved and, consequently, its truth guaranteed. Amen B.D. 8325 November 9,1962 TRUE SERVANTS OF GOD…. INVESTITIVE WORDS WORKING OF THE SPIRIT You, who believe in Me and the working of My Spirit within you also receive from Me unusual knowledge. This makes it your duty to pass it on to your fellowmen. You do not receive it for yourselves but as intercessors between Me and those people to whom I cannot speak directly, but who urgently need true knowledge to help them fulfill their task on earth. Their will to draw closer to their God and Creator must be stimulated. And, therefore, they must be enlightened regarding ME and their relationship with their God and Creator. They must learn about My will and their task on earth. Only then they can be made to account for the way they have made use of their life on earth. They must also learn about the process of evolution in which they find themselves and the cause of it all. All this knowledge may help to make people think about themselves and give their so far worldly disposition a spiritual tendency, so that their pilgrimage on this earth is not in vain, but may result in their return to ME and everlasting bliss as was originally meant for them. This task of spreading the knowledge conveyed to you from 'above' is the 'most important work' for you, which, if carried out, may bring a very great blessing. I MYSELF will support you in every task you may undertake for Me, for the result could be countless saved souls which I win back for Myself, which My adversary has to give back to Me, if they themselves desire it. These souls will then have completed an evolution that has lasted already endless times and which may be extended for an endless time if a man fails on earth. To you, My messengers of light, I convey a vast knowledge that will truly enable you to carry a great amount of light into the spiritual darkness. (November 10. 1962) Your fellowmen have only to open their hearts and ears to share in the great treasure of grace, which you may unearth because you are willing to serve ME. You are always to distribute the bread of heaven and the water of life, which with its quickening power is a true wine for your souls. Then you are My true disciples whom I appoint to this ministry as I did with My first disciples when I held communion with them. Although I handed out to them material food, they knew that with My commission the distribution of 'spiritual nourishment' was meant. They knew that I called them to the teaching ministry, that they had to spread My Gospel abroad and to feed the souls of their fellowmen with My Word which they had received from Me and continued to receive through the working of My Spirit within them. Thus I had called these disciples to the ministry, commissioning them to go out into the world.... For this commission it was essential that they received the 'bread of heaven' and the 'water of life' from Me personally, for they had to pass on 'divine gifts' not any human doctrines that could not be of benefit for the soul. While those proclaimers of My Word and their successors were called to the teaching ministry through the working of the Spirit within them, they were My representatives, My disciples and, therefore, the followers and successors of My first disciples who had received the true gospel from Me PERSONALLY. Also now everyone may consider himself 'My disciple' and a successor of the first disciples whom I had called to the ministry, in whom My Spirit is active by introducing him 'from within' to a vast knowledge which cannot be won 'intellectually'. Also if spiritual knowledge is taken over by way of tradition, My Spirit must first become active in the proclaimer, so that he can fully understand this spiritual knowledge and pass it on in such a way, that it has a most beneficial effect on those who are being taught. Only a proclaimer whose Spirit is awakened can be a true successor to My disciples, but not those preachers who have made it their 'career' and believe to be able to acquire through studies a knowledge with the help of which they intend to work in My vineyard. Such workers are unsuitable for they have to wait for their calling from Me personally. They cannot work properly in My vineyard because I Myself want to work through My Spirit within those who are active for ME and MY Kingdom. This calling can also not come from a fellowman that took up his own ministry without an inner calling, who, too, was made a 'servant of God' by his fellowmen. This ministry is such a responsibility that there must be a special aptitude for it and human will or human actions are never sufficient to confer such an office. I descended to earth Myself to bring mankind My Word, the knowledge that corresponds to the truth, enlightens and returns man to the state of cognition which was his before his apostasy from God. I Myself brought this word to mankind and, since My stay on earth could only be limited, chose the suitable receptacles which I filled with My Spirit. I instructed them Myself and as they were leading a life of active love. I could promise them the working of My Spirit within them in the execution of My commission. You people are aware that in view of the freedom of will the purest truth out of Me can be spoilt if the conditions no longer exist which make the working of My Spirit possible. Do you believe that all those men who claim to be 'My representatives on earth' as the successors of My first disciples show the prerequisite enabling the working of My Spirit? Thus the pure truth could no longer be guaranteed. A man who has not prepared himself to become a receptacle for My Spirit, can easily be influenced by My adversary whose aim it is at all times to undermine the 'pure truth out of Me'. In view of this, many false doctrines could get a foothold without being exposed. For where My Spirit is still unable to work, there is darkness; My Spirit alone can kindle a light in man. The spark of My Spirit is 'love' and love is light and strength. As the divine spark in the human heart, the spark of God's Spirit unites with the Eternal Father the result must be a brilliant light in which no error can last as it is being exposed and refuted through truth by Me as I will stand nothing but the pure truth which I want to make accessible to mankind, too. You should understand that this was the true meaning of My last supper with My disciples, that they actually received the commission to bring men the pure truth and at the same time speak to them about My salvation work and My incarnation in Jesus, as I spoke to them: 'This do in remembrance of Me', For only through the proclamation of the pure gospel also the 'knowledge about My salvation work' could be conveyed to mankind. As this knowledge is so essential I referred to it with those words as everyone, who wishes to gain beatitude should remember Me. However, while these 'investitive words' are misinterpreted and result in a completely futile performance there is still great darkness among men. And therefore I commission also My last disciples to carry My Word into the world: the pure truth which I could convey to them through MY SPIRIT 'which effectually worketh in you that believe'. 1 Thes. 2:13." Amen NOTE: 1 Thes. 2:13 reads verbally: "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the Word of God which ye heard of us, ye received (it) not (as) the word of men, but as it is in truth, the Word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe." B.D. 8371 January 3, 1963 CLARIFICATION REGARDING TRADITIONAL DOCTRINES You have repeatedly received the assurance that you can defend as 'pure truth' everything that you received from Me through the working of the Spirit within you. I shall not let you walk in error if it is your earnest will to move in truth and correct thinking and you keep asking Me to convey the truth to you. Often, however, men are not willing to let go erroneous thinking because they have accepted a mental product, which they regard as 'irrefutable truth' having adopted it time and again and passed it on to others for a long time. And since certain knowledge was not necessary for the maturing of their souls but would rather have confused them in their thinking, they did not have to be taught about it. But as the desire for enlightenment becomes strong in a person, it will also be received. I alone can give enlightenment and teach correctly those who allow the working of My Spirit within them. As men receive My Word any error becomes impossible; but a man who does receive My Word must free himself of every doctrine received from other sources. Truth can enter only there, where the heart is free from error, or: I can be only there, where My adversary has quit the field. You people rely on the 'Book of Books' believing that its contents has not been adulterated, but I keep telling you that nothing can remain pure when administered by imperfect men. There will always remain a leaning toward that which originated from Me, but you have no guarantee of an unspoilt doctrine, even less so the farther you look back to the early times of mankind on this earth. What you are taught about these times now is only partly true, for pure truth is a possession of the perfect, and men are not perfect. Therefore, you cannot base your thinking on that which has been handed to you from ancient times and which you still hold to be the 'sole truth' Truth will never keep pure through generations, but error will. A wrong doctrine is defended as truth with tenacity and will keep unchanged for a long time. Men build their lives on such wrong doctrines and are not willing to be taught differently until an opportunity arises to convey to men pure truth from above. This, however, is not accepted if it deviates from the 'ancient traditional doctrines' and only those who long for truth from the bottom of their heart, will be touched by it and accept a teaching even if it contradicts the traditional doctrines. My Spirit is never wrong! However, it cannot always be active in a person if he leads toward the world, if he wants to know things that are not spiritual knowledge and are of no benefit for the maturing of the soul. Often man has already answered such questions for himself, and his own thoughts only hinder the working of My Spirit. This is a risk that can only be eliminated by a loving union with Me and repeated prayer for protection from error. If a doctrine is involved which from time immemorial has never been doubted, which has been adopted by everyone as no other explanation seemed possible, such an opinion cannot be refuted because I refrain from using any coercion where the thinking of a person is concerned. But he who desires the pure truth will also receive it and gain the inner conviction that it is the truth. The idea is to convey to men in the final time before the end knowledge of My rule and My working in the universe to enable them to find the right explanation for everything, because this pure truth shall be transferred to the new earth. Therefore, the wrong doctrines must be exposed and confronted with the pure truth. This is only possible if I as the giver of truth can Myself work in a person so devoted to Me that he will unconditionally accept that which I offer him and do all he can to spread abroad what he is receiving. Especially at the time of religious controversies it will be essential to have adopted this truth, for he who has will be able to withstand all attacks be- cause truth furnishes him with the necessary strength to defend it. Not that man must know everything; but every false doctrine carried among men by My adversary will in the ultimate religious combat serve him to destroy all faith in men when they have to recognize that they have been defending unreliable doctrines and are confronted by their enemies with these unreliable doctrines to make them surrender everything. You do not know his cunning and malice, but I know how he proceeds against you who want to believe. Therefore, I enlighten you wherever this is possible and you who are receiving My Word will soon be faced with questions, which you could not answer if it were not for the explanations received from 'above'. Then you will also understand why I gave you this knowledge, which appeals to contradict the 'Book of the Fathers' which should be pure truth; but you are no longer able to investigate the credibility of the 'origin of this book'. If I Myself speak to you, I am also the 'origin of the knowledge' you are receiving and you need not fear any errors. 'For I am the Eternal Truth and I hand it out to those, who long for it. From the beginning men were taught by Me. The first men heard My Word within themselves, but they possessed only a certain degree of knowledge, enough to be able to recognize Me and fulfill My will. Through the influence of My adversary, however, the light of cognition kept getting dimmer as they began to disregard My commandments. Among the first men there were also 'beings' of light incarnated' who let their light shine among men, but with the growing of lovelessness also spiritual darkness kept increasing. Again and again I spoke to mankind through prophets to enlighten them. When Jesus descended to earth because the darkness had become almost impenetrable, a bright light shone once more in the spiritual night of mankind. You must know that in such times of spiritual darkness error could always gain a foothold and also those men were not free from error who made it their task to record the events which were compiled in the 'Book of Books'. Take into consideration the time that has passed since then and do not think that these records have kept true to fact. But through enlightened men I have always been able to tell you what you need for the maturing of your soul. These messages have always remained the same and were always passed on to men as My Word. And I will keep on conveying My Word to the earth so that men may receive the pure truth. Historical records cannot be considered as My Word unless they concern the spiritual events that took place at and after the creation of the beings brought into existence by My love. These events you must know because you have to learn about the 'aim and purpose of your life on earth'. Therefore, I am giving you the full truth about the 'process of reclamation' of that which apostatized from Me and is to return to Me. Thus also the 'coming into existence of the creation' has been explained to you as well as the evolution of all the spiritual that apostatized through the works of creation up to the state of man, about whose coming into existence you have learned, too. However, every process of creation has taken place 'countless times' since there is no limitation for me and My power is working incessantly. Besides, countless spiritual beings, whose number man cannot even imagine, are in need of the works of creation. Man sets himself limits, also in his thinking, and therefore he is subject to 'wrong premises' that can be corrected only by Me if My Spirit is allowed to work in a man. Then enlightenment can be given, but only if desired because this has nothing to do with the spiritual maturity of a person; it is given because it was requested and a prayer thus fulfilled. Amen. B.D. 6709 December 8, 1956 'WHOSE SOEVER SINS YE REMIT. . If you read the words of the Scriptures only in their literal meaning, there is a lot that you will not understand or interpret incorrectly. 'For the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life'. And so it needs an enlightened Spirit to comprehend and interpret the meaning of the words that I spoke when I walked on earth. My disciples understood Me for My Spirit revealed to them every word I spoke. I had to help them this way because prior to My death on the cross My Spirit could not work the way it did after the completed act of salvation. Now, however, every human being can allow the working of My Spirit in his heart, provided he consciously uses the grace bestowed through the salvation work and forms himself through love into a 'receptacle for My Spirit' which then can teach him and 'lead him into truth' as I have promised. Such a person will also understand the meaning of the words: 'Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained'. I spoke these words to My disciples knowing that after the coming of the Spirit they would clearly recognize the nature of all those men who would be coming to them with a variety of diseases due to the burden of guilt. I knew that they would come to My disciples to be healed and I also knew which of them felt their guilt and which just wanted to be healed of their sicknesses. My disciple, too, knew all this for their spirit was enlightened and they had completely submitted to My will, wishing to live and act only in accordance with My will. And as after My death they attended to their ministry to spread My Word in all the world, it was My Spirit that instructed them in everything. They, too, now recognized who was worthy of remittance of sin and healing and who was still so dominated by sin that he did not want to be rid of his sins, only of his sickness. Thus with these words I assured the disciples that they would be able to recognize the inner state of people and do what My Spirit within then directed. Therefore, a true disciple, a person who has, through a life of love become a vessel for My Spirit wherein I Myself could become active through My Spirit, will also be enlightened and interpret these My words correctly. My Word also retained its validity in so far as those people can be cured from their afflictions who remorsefully confess their sins to Me, confiding in Me personally or one of My enlightened servants. Such a servant will also recognize through inner direction where true remorse is absent and a healing cannot take place. I spoke these words to My disciples whose hearts I knew and whose willingness to receive My Spirit made them suitable to go into the world and preach My gospel to all nations. Naturally, the same words applied to their 'successors'. Under 'successors' I understand those who through their way of life, their love and spiritual maturity have created the prerequisite, which made the working of My Spirit in them possible, but never those who just occupied the same place, but have never themselves experienced the 'pouring out of the Spirit'. The latter may not consider My words as addressed to them and can 'neither remit nor retain sins'. Think of the 'absurd distortion' of My words through a doctrine as it is now offered to men, that people feel called to remit or not remit the sins of their fellow-men, people lacking any spiritual maturity, which would reveal itself in evident working of the Spirit. It is only seldom that My Spirit can become evident because that requires a deep love and a living faith resulting from it. However, many thousands 'remit sins' believing to have obtained the privilege from Me, but where My Spirit is really working, they try to thwart it. Where pure truth is seeking to bring enlightenment, they insinuate this to be the work of Satan, thus demonstrating what spiritual blindness is dominant in those places where men are seeking salvation. But the darkness is already too deep there for a light to be accepted and so only love can be preached to men. Only a life of love will kindle a light and only a person whose heart is aglow with love recognize a the truth and recoils from such false doctrines Without this love every word is futile; it is not understood and only twisted in its meaning. Love alone brings enlightenment of the Spirit and understanding of My Word. And only as you turn into true disciples through love, you may consider yourselves successors of those other disciples; then your spirit will be enlightened and you will be able to assure truly remorseful sinners of the remittance of their sins because then you will know that I Myself look after every sinner and free him from his guilt if he comes to the cross full of remorse and realization of his guilt. I shall also heal their physical afflictions. I shall give great power to the spiritually awakened servants and thus will be fulfilled also My Word: 'Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them, and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.' For it is My Spirit, that is active in them. Amen B.D. 6649 September 20,1956 CHRISTIANITY OF THE HOURS…. THE WAY TO GOD'S HEART Only few people find the way to My heart and few are willing to walk it although they claim to be faithful Christians outwardly belonging to those who are members of church organizations and therefore called religious. All these have started on the way but have stopped in their progress before reaching My heart. You will understand this if you take a closer look at your earthly life, which puts the world in the first place and your physical well-being if you seriously take into account, how little time you allow yourselves to remember Me and the purpose of your life. Usually you give Me only the traditionally assigned time: a short morning-, mid- day- and evening-prayer or an hour for the officially divine service. But only seldom your thoughts seek Me of your own accord to converse with Me; only seldom you desire to come closer to Me. Your thoughts will always be filled with earthly concerns, worldly plans and worldly joys. I am not the main purport of your thoughts, even if you believe in Me as your creator and preserver. But you do not see in Me the Father to whom you are drawn by your love. Therefore, you only seldom take the way to My heart, that you talk like 'children to their father', that you want to have Him with you in all situations, that you, so to say, live your life in close association with Me. Then you would also talk about Me more often, your conversations would take a different course from the present one. I am hardly mentioned in your daily life, and those who do mention Me are smiled at scornfully and not taken seriously. This is the true situation with you people. I Myself cannot often be present because you do not remember Me and even less assemble in My name. Only seldom an hour is sacrificed to Me due to an 'inner need'. And therefore I say: only few people walk on the way to My heart; to only few I can be 'their constant companion' on this earth. And their 'Christianity of the hours' can bring men no spiritual progress for while it consists only in traditional visits to a church and performance of its rites it cannot be a voluntary association with Me. Only a 'living relationship', the inner craving of your free will can help you to perfection: the desire to hear My Word and give nourishment to the soul can be rated as a longing for Me and can be fulfilled. Everyone should give account to himself what his innermost feelings about Me are like and to what extent he is only observing traditional requirements which are part of his upbringing and whether he is fulfilling them only traditionally. I look into the hearts and no one can deceive Me, but have a desire for all these hearts and am not satisfied with the second or third place. And while the world and its demands are still occupying the first place, you belong to the 'dead Christians'; a 'living Christianity' expresses itself differently. It consists in an unceasing 'activity of love', an activity with Me, and to whom I can be present through love, he will also remember Me all the time. He puts Me before all worldly things and will do nothing without having lovingly united with Me. But there are only few of these, although many people believe to live righteously, because they fulfill the demands of their church. However, all these will not stand their ground at the time of the last decision, for they will lack the strength which they have to receive from Me and for which they need a 'loving union with Me'. Let Me point out to you that the time will come when you will be asked to make your decision and your distress will be great if you do not possess the 'living faith' which requires that you find the way to My heart and proceed on it; for I alone can supply you with strength. But you need My presence, and therefore you must lovingly unite with Me. Amen. B.D. 8872 October 23, 1964 I WILL GUIDE YOU INTO TRUTH Truth cannot long keep as pure as it has come forth from Me. Therefore, I told you already during My life on earth: 'I will guide you into truth' ...for I knew that also My Word which I brought you Myself would not remain pure. This will always be so due to human imperfection and the purely 'intellectual' approach to it. Therefore, I have kept conveying My pure word from 'above' to the earth and it has always been again spoilt. You have no guarantee that the 'Book of Books' is safe from such changes, for I do not interfere with the free will of men and can protect a proclaimer of My Word only if he gives himself into My keeping and asks Me to protect him from error. However, you people are not endangered through wrong doctrines if you pray to Me in Spirit and in Truth to enlighten you. Then you will recognize where an error has crept in. But it is an error to maintain that ! Myself protect My pure word from contamination for that would call in the free will of men who can do whatever they please with My doctrine. You must take into consideration that in the course of time also the 'Book of Books' must have changed, which I could not prevent in view of men's free will, so there arose time and again the need for a 'new revelation' to rectify any existing error. You have only to want the truth but you must not feel safe in the conviction to possess the truth because you can obtain it from the Book of Books'. If that were so I would not have had to tell you so clearly: 'I will guide you into truth'. Further you have to bear in mind that the working of My Spirit is always of a spiritual nature, that I am concerned with the salvation of the soul, which I want to win for Myself that everything I have said aims at your spiritual perfection. These spiritual things have often been supplemented with men's additions which then turned out to be 'wrong' and gave rise to doubt. Also My divine words of love were often combined with man-made supplements to which men stick persistently. Thus concepts applying at that time have been included with 'My Divine Word' as, for instance, that 'women should not teach'. This is none of My rulings, it just made allowance for those times and must not be considered as a 'Divine Word' as can be seen from My words that 'I shall pour out My Spirit over all flesh; servants and maidens will prophesy.... And corrections I considered necessary have always been conveyed to you through new revelations, which did not remain pure either, but had to be cleared up, too. However, I gave you the promise to 'guide you into truth' and therefore you may rest assured that everyone who desires truth will also receive it. I do not allow anyone to walk in error that does not want to fall victim to the adversary, but desires the pure truth from the depth of his heart. In view of men's freedom of will I can do this only through new revelations, because I cannot prevent men from spoiling My original word. That this has happened is due to men's low spiritual level, which does not enable them to put up the necessary resistance to the influence of the adversary. But I shall always see to it that the light of truth will shine for you who desire it. Amen 5