Hoofstuk 5

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78           And even those Children of My Love who earnestly seek ME, have, despite their often strong desire to fully recognize and seize ME, THEIR GOD, their souls still so filled with all sorts of uncelestial qualities that their soul's condition is an abomination before MY SAINTLY FACE, so that their love unto ME is by far too weak, yea powerless to live without the support of MY HOLY SPIRIT.         

79           From among such human souls searching after ME, but which are often affected with the worst Counterpole-qualities, proceed the many religious zealots, who cannot muster a well-balanced psychic image of MY DIVINE QUALITIES, but only a gloomy distorted picture resulting from both extremist attitudes inspired by excessive and terribly exaggerated ideas about MY KINGDOM and the saddest aberrations of uncon­trolled passions. MY HOLY SPIRIT has to lead in particular these human souls through most painful ordeals, since this is the only way for them to get rid of what can never enter My Heavens.

80           Even My Counterpole and everything that is led under her curb would be powerless without the continuous inflow of MY HOLY SPIRIT into her realm of subservient souls, since - as already said - no life would be possible without MY HOLY SPIRIT.  

81           Indeed, everything - even hell - operates through the force derived from those flows emanating from MY HOLY SPIRIT which are essential for all life; everything benefits from MY ENDLESS LOVE AND MERCY; for nothing would be strong, could rest and recover its forces whenever needed without this incessant flowing of MY HOLY SPIRIT.    

82           Thus everything - with a few exceptions - would fall a prey to eternal death if I THE LORD AND CREATOR would not continuously maintain it through the invisible flows of MY HOLY SPIRIT. They are invisible to the human eye, as well as to all your human methods of investigation, and will forever remain so for whomsoever is anxious to inquire into MY HOLY SPIRIT. This should make you understand, O men, on what feet of clay stands everything which by your present degree of spiritual maturity is called science and research.*

83           Truly, MY HOLY SPIRIT OF OMNIPOTENCE, through which everything has come into being and continues to do so for all times, which forever maintains everything in life and allows it to ascend to MY KINGDOM OF PERFECTION and by which all can live forever, will only be most clearly perceptible and seizable as a holy truth to a human soul, when this soul begins, in deepest humility, to apprehend MY HOLY SPIRIT, while ready to live in perfect love according to the eternal COMMANDMENTS OF MY HOLY WILL.    

84           Such an apprehension of MY HOLY SPIRIT through an absolutely pure, unconditional and most burning LOVE FOR ME and all fellow-men can even bring a soul matured in perfect love to the vision of MYSELF, since a high degree of pure and true love brings about a gradual fusion with MY HOLY SPIRIT and renders possible the REBIRTH IN MY HOLY SPIRIT, the soul uniting thereby with ME, its GOD AND CREATOR.     

85           The fact that a staunch faith in ME, GOD THE LORD. AND CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, must be the very first degree of pure love for ME, without which no progress of the soul is possible, ought to be self-evident for every human soul, unless it is already dead, caught as it were in the blindness of material bondage and reduced to the state of a mere pawn of My Counterpole.             

86           A strong and steadfast belief in ME, GOD AND CREATOR OF ALL LIFE IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH, is the most obvious stage of reality for a true human being endowed with a living soul that is beginning to unite with ME, its CREATOR.                  

87           The faith of a PETRUS THE ROCK is the top rung of the celestial ladder on Earth, whereon can be achieved what looks impossible here below, so that even the liquid element will bear the heavy human body made of solid matter.       

88           Yet the triumph over earthly matter was won by the SPIRIT IN MY REDEEMING BODY JESUS CHRIST being one with ME, THE ETERNAL HOLY SPIRIT and MY RESURRECTION from the flesh of this Earth was the ardour of the ETERNALLY PURE LOVE OF MY HOLY SPIRIT, which in this highest degree of perfect LOVE is the very PURE SPIRIT that permeates and sustains everything and, if need be, dissolves whatever is not SPIRIT OUT OF MY OWN.  

89           This is what happened in MY RESURRECTION when I THE CREATOR and LORD OF ALL LIFE dissolved through MY HOLY SPIRIT everything that was the result of the Ur-sin, the secession from MY HOLY SPIRIT, and that has become the worst inner part of the matter of this Earth and which I incorporated into MY JESUS-BODY as the accumulation of all redemptive potency of all My children, a task which no created Spirit could ever have accomplished.       

90           With the streaming blood of MY JESUS-BODY was poured out materially over this Earth the redeemed Ur-sin, melting away from My earthly JESUS-BODY for time and eternity, whereas through the RESURRECTION My Holy Spirit dissolved the Ur-sin of the fall spiritually into nothingness. This meant that all formerly fallen Spirits of My Heavens were redeemed from their guilt, no matter whether they were embodied at that time in an earthly garment or were still kept in some intermediate stage; hence, through MY CRUCIFIXION, the greatest offence to MY HOLINESS AND MY GODHEAD was exempted from the LAW OF SIN AND ATONEMENT to be forever subtracted from this adamantine Law of Righteousness, so that PERFECT LOVE accomplished out of love what seemed impossible. This HOLIEST TRIUMPH OF LOVE was expressed in My last HOLY WORDS on the Cross of Golgotha:

"It is accomplished!"      

91           You now know, O men, that MY way to Golgotha and MY CRUCIFIXION have become forever through MY RESURRECTION from the guilt-matter of My earthly children the greatest ACT OF MERCY OF MY ETERNAL LOVE AND OF MY HOLY SPIRIT on account of you. Therefore, one chapter of this NEW BIBLE, disclosed through MY MOTHER MARIA OF YORE is entitled: "THE MERCY".              

92           Prior thereto, however, will first be disclosed what has been touched on already in this chapter, namely the implications of THE MOST HOLY ACT OF MY BIRTH ON EARTH IN JESUS CHRIST after you have just been given a short revelation as a transition to this highest revelation about the nature of MY HOLY SPIRIT and of its permanent operation in time and eternity.

93           Whoever maliciously derides My birth in JESUS CHRIST through the HOLY SPIRIT taking it but for a fable, ought to grow dumb on the strength of what I THE LORD am now going to disclose so that all those who still have something left of a pure heart may pick up strength to become able to live a life of LOVE by MY ETERNALLY HOLY AND PERFECT WILL.           

Life and the Soul, the Gifts of My Mercy

94 Yet before you can grasp this revelation with your senses which are all too much ensnared in whatever your godless worldly wisdom makes you believe, it is essential for you, men of this age, to learn what a human birth actually is all about.                  

95           First of all, the birth of a human child is impossible without MY HOLY SPIRIT, dispenser of all life, indispensable for fitting a human body with a living soul and endowing it with a divine SPARK by which alone the child is granted its quality of "human being", or else I never should have prompted Moses to write down for the Bible that man has been created in My image and likeness.         

96           What man does for the birth of a child is but a secondary process, and yet it is an ACT OF GRACE out of MY LOVE which enables him to become indirectly a co-creator. The need for two essentially different factors to join in the process is a further ACT OF GRACE, namely that PURE LOVE which originates from Heaven, but was later defiled through the fall, can retrieve its heavenly ascendancy in human mating inasmuch as the mating couple put a celestial aspect into its union through its approach to and consummation of the act.

97           This celestial aspect will obtain only if both look up in all purity to ME, their GOD AND CREATOR, since only thereby the fluid of MY HOLY SPIRIT will be tapped which can cause celestial PURITY and QUALITIES to become effective in the act. Otherwise the fundamental gush out of MY HOLY SPIRIT, indispensable for any living human being, will mingle with the negative sensual fluids from the world of My Counterpole.

98           Thus you can see for yourself how far you are called upon to become actual co-creators of real life in My Creation, and you may appreciate the high responsibility you have to assume inasmuch as it is up to you to precondition a child's life to evolve well, less well or badly.               

99           LIFE in the newly developing child rests IN MY HAND alone and is a GIFT OF YOUR GOD AND CREATOR which I alone can bestow. The LIVING SOUL of a new human being is equally a GIFT OF MY GRACE, but in this case you are getting involved as well, inasmuch as it is up to you alone what sort of a soul I THE LORD will incarnate in the procreation process of two joining partners. Consider this most carefully and ponder over it steadily within your heart!                 

100         Maybe you are now becoming aware, O men of this Earth, of the fact that in the very moment of your intercourse you have already sealed the destiny of a soul in a new human being; indeed, according to MY HOLY WILL, just a few moments after a normal and healthy copulation a soul is already given to the uniting couple either as a GIFT OF MY GRACE or as a GIFT OF MY MERCY. It will be a GIFT OF GRACE if the LOVE of the mating partners shows at least traces of divine qualities; the greater and purer the LOVE for ME, the greater and the more wonderful can be MY GRACE. It will be a merciful GIFT OF MY LOVE when the mating partners, had no other purpose but self-love which always produces but one result, namely a stronger subjection to the uncelestial qualities of My Counterpole! And yet I THE LORD gratify all those who mate in exclusive self-love with MY MERCY by choosing for them out of the realm of fallen souls one for a new child who will be the most suitable measure of their degree of parental love and a test for their true progress.              

101         There is, however, an exception to this which is not arbitrary, but serves the cause of redemption. This exception is based on a HEAVENLY ASPECT OF SACRIFICE, which only a great spirit of My Heavens is able to tackle by entering human life in order to deliver a heavily guilt-stricken soul from the adamantine Law of Sin and Atonement to save it for My Heavens. This particular issue will be taken up elsewhere in forthcoming volumes of this New Bible.        

102         At this stage, what matters for you to know is that you men have joint responsibility in the creative process and evolution of new life upon this Earth and that without MY GRACE AND MERCY neither LIFE, nor the gift to man of a living SOUL, would be possible.              

103         The fact that the GIFT OF A SOUL through My Grace occurs just shortly after the mating of two human partners as the strict completion of an inexorable creative process leading to a new human being, is meant not only to open up for you a new vista, but also to serve as an impulse to strive after MY GRACE in pure heavenly LOVE, thus creating a new human race, wherein shines THE LIGHT OF MY HEAVENS and nothing more falls a prey to abysmal darkness.       

104         Already at this stage is it easy to realize on the strength of this just starting revelation about human life, on what fiendish aspects are based the prevailing conceptions about birth and life, which alone have made necessary the ACT OF MERCY OF THIS NEW BIBLE.          

105         However, when through MY GRACE you will still further be introduced into the mysteries of life and will hear more about the composition and complexity of the soul, you will shudder at your own self and the burden of your responsibility for true life. You will then be realizing that life becomes holy the very moment you start looking truly up in pure love to ME, YOUR CREATOR. At the same time you will panic at the thought of how more or less profligate you have been so far with your life, with the net result that instead of living in the heavenly sphere most of you prefer the gutter.                

106         Rejoice therefore at whatever THE NEW BIBLE will reveal to you, but for the time being be content with what I THE LORD give you in this first volume as a heavenly introduction which anticipates great things that are bound to change your life and being.    

107         Whatever you, O men, contribute by yourselves to the nascent life is only your will as stemming from the wonderful attribute of MYSELF, namely the absolute free will, which in your case tends to go in but one direction, namely satisfy your self-love, which before ME, GOD AND CREATOR - WHO is pure LOVE in whatever HE does - is no more than a primitive craving for self-complacency to do but what compliments the selfish, pleasure-seeking soul.    

108         Even what seems to be your own ingredient, namely the multiplying and growing seed of procreation on the male side, and, on the female side, the maturing human fruit forming the vessel for a new human being, are again only GIFTS OF MY CREATION to you, O men, which are the product of a preparatory, as yet to you inconceivable process, evolved from endless, complementary creative findings of My Wisdom.

109         For these earthly building materials of the human body, to be formed in MY OWN IMAGE AND LIKENESS, - the potency of which has been laid minutely into the procreative seed - are love creations of MY UNFATHOMABLE WISDOM; yet they did not originate from My initial CREATIVE WILL, but stem from the dire necessity of preventing your fallen spirit that once turned away from MY ETERNAL KINGDOM OF LOVE from falling irredeemably into everlasting death.                  

110         I THE LORD let your averted and hostile spirit fall by your free volition down to the very limit of rescue and return. I intervened only when your blindfold spirit had also squandered this possibility and was no longer open to reasoning. The fall of your spirit went so far that nobody else but I THE CREATOR could still recognize inside it traces of life from ME. Such was the dejected state of darkness and density of your blindfold spirit - once originated from ME!            

111         Out of such a deeply fallen Spirit only building blocks without a perceptible life-awareness could be taken for its rescue and return to the former heavenly state, or, at least, containing so little vitality that neither a human form-building force, nor a procreative vital force, could be noticed. It was the lowest grade of spiritual vitality.                 

112         I THE CREATOR was thus led to create one of the greatest marvels in order to rouse a so deeply fallen Spirit to a fresh spiritual life and to arrange for the possibility of its return to its lost heavenly homeland, i.e. MY KINGDOM OF ETERNAL LOVE originated from the HOLY SPIRIT OF EVERLASTING PERFECTION!                  

113         Accordingly, I THE LORD created








the fallen spirit out of ME              

114         Despite all wonders which have remained sealed and incomprehensible so far to you, this realm of the soul is only a breath of creation; but this breath OF MY LOVE had to contain a main feature of MY HOLY SPIRIT and the sum of all qualities of the fallen spirit, if the latter were to return at all to its celestial origin and nothing be left exposed to eternal death and its nothingness.           

115         A matchless marvel, this you will hopefully admit, if you still have any sense for YOUR GOD AND CREATOR'S WORK! I go on with My revelation in the hope that among the hundreds of thousands of today's living human souls there are at least one or other brighter souls here and there who, thanks to these REVELATIONS OF MY LOVE AND MERCY, will endeavour to reach a deeper self-understanding!            

116         Now in order that this MARVEL OF THE SOUL might muster sufficient vitality to accomplish the return process of the fallen spirit, the BREATH OF ETERNAL LIFE from ME had to be laid into the SOUL.                

117         Yet this was not enough; for this return process of the fallen spirit the SOUL had to be vested with a great variety of functional and evolutive systems - of which very little is known as yet to you searching men - in order to reanimate all the former infinite abilities and idiosyncrasies drawn from the' fallen spirit, which had nearly vanished, subsisting only in traces.                  

118         Finally, it was also necessary to anchor within the SOUL the most wonderful attribute out of ME, which once created and now sustains everything, and which alone renders possible the reclimb step by step, namely LOVE. For what would be a soul without Love? A soul without Love would be less than the vilest piece of rotten wood.                  

119         Yet even with LOVE from ME, a SOUL would not be able to reach the final aim of obtaining that the fallen spirit return home to MY HEAVENLY KINGDOM OF PERFECTION, had I not also laid






through which alone a soul can become aware of its divine destiny and strive hard to unite with ME.        

120         Thus, a SOUL comprises everything needed to bring back the fallen spirit to ME, THE CREATOR, ITS GOD AND FATHER. It contains everything from the slightest fallen spirit's potency up to the HOLY DIVINE SPARK OF MY OWN SELF and can, thanks to the quality vested in it from Myself, live for ever and thus is able to reach definitely the aim I set for it, even if this should take ages. The goal will be reached as true as I am GOD THE LORD, THE CREATOR AND ETERNAL WISDOM: every fallen spirit will once return to ME! This may even happen earlier than in the remotest eternity if you men begin to love ME truly and become aware of whence you have come and with how much LOVE AND MERCY I THE LORD draw you and guide your steps.     

121         This revelation has shown you the wonderful scheme of the soul, whereby everyone who is not yet as dead in his spirit as the most deeply fallen spirit, ought to understand that wonders upon wonders of MY GRACE-LOVE pervade and surround him and that it is high time indeed to love ME, HIS CREATOR, with the full ardour of his heart, so as to be led through MY GRACE toward his true destiny and to partake of MY ETERNAL KINGDOM OF PERFECTION.


GOD'S biggest Sacrifice

122 Do you realize now, My earthly children, why I this NEW BIBLE had to be written? For no other reason than to turn your nearly dead spiritual sight towards the real world, so that it will not risk becoming fully blind at the term of your earthly life and existence in front of MY ETERNAL LIGHT! So free yourselves on the strength of these My REVELATIONS from the sterile habits of this blind world, which drags you off from true happiness which I THE LORD keep ready for you, inasmuch as you start listening to this HOLY WORD OF MINE!           

123         Do not suffer that what I as JESUS CHRIST said about the indocile also applies to you, namely

"...for they look without seeing, listen

without hearing or understanding."        (Matthew 13/13)

124         You men of this age are so keen on passing for progressive minds. Do you think it so progressive to sound day after day the harlot's trumpet of this world and like the "building of the Tower of Babel" erect ever new towers of egomania for this short-lived existence, with no concern for the morrow of ETERNAL LIFE?       

125         As long, however, as you are not ready to give to your soul, as it were, a salutary push, so as to get out of the shallow rut of this world, you men will get entangled generation after generation in the snares of events. You call it history; but I THE LORD verily say: all your world history is the greatest abomination before ME, YOUR GOD OF ETERNAL PERFECTION! And had it not become the most dire abomination 2000 years ago, I THE LORD would not have needed to step down into earthly existence as JESUS CHRIST! Yet I came for you as THE MESSIAH OF THE SPIRIT because - as afore said - MY HERZENS-URGRUNDPOL OF ETERNAL LOVE was most deeply upset by the appalling foolishness of My children on Earth.                  

126         And look, My earthly children, I MYSELF was, as it were, obedient to MY OWN SELF! I THE LORD listened to the MOST HOLY VOICE from MY PRIMORDIAL SOURCE OF ETERNAL LOVE and made the greatest sacrifice for your sake by incarnating in the flesh of your Earth, so as to show and prove to you whatever LOVE AND MERCY are able to do, while releasing you from the Ur-eternal law of My divine order, the eternal Law of Righteousness of Sin and Atonement. I, YOUR GOD AND CREATOR, achieved this task by taking upon ME your ancient guilt, your Ur-sin of turning away from ME, by putting this cumulated Ur-sin as MY SOUL into MY HOLY JESUS-BODY, a love process of creation for the sake of Love with a view to not losing My children to eternal death.                 

127         I alone, LORD AND CREATOR OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, could achieve this ACT OF GRACE AND MERCY THROUGH MY BURNING LOVE for everything created by conceiving out of MY HOLY OF HOLIES, THE UR-GRUNDPOL OF ETERNAL LOVE.

128         ETERNAL LOVE, however, preceded ME, GOD AND CREATOR, to usher in this greatest WORK OF GRACE, MERCY AND SALVATION of the whole Creation. ETERNAL LOVE led the way ahead onto your Earth as THE MOTHER OF MY SELF here below - indeed, THE MOTHER OF GOD, as many a man unknowingly says with reverence for HER, for only here, in this NEW BIBLE is disclosed for the first time, how this EVENT OF GRACE AND MERCY became operative.        

129         You have learnt by My revelation so far that in My creation MY HOLY SPIRIT is the fullest reality and not an unreal religious illusion, as the overclever worldly wise humans often mean.      

130         Thus it was the HOLIEST FLOWS OF MY MERCY which enabled the holiest essential part of MY ETERNAL LOVE - MY HERZENS-URGRUNDPOL to become incarnated in the purest still existing lineage on Earth - the rarest lineage of exception, say I THE LORD - so as to be born in a human garb as the ONE THAT SHE HAS BEEN FROM ETERNITY, MY HERZENS-URGRUNDPOL OF ETERNAL LOVE whom I THE LORD had called with the most beautifully sounding name on Earth: MARIA.

131         HEAVEN in ITS UR-GRUNDPOL had thereby come upon the sinful Earth, and this HEAVEN had to remain pure to become the HOLIEST RECEPTACLE for HIM WHO had to come upon your Earth to achieve what had become indispensable for your salvation. This HEAVEN had to be protected against all temptation and aggression staged by My Counterpole on Earth and it so happened that, following the first protection given by the exemplary holy love of HER parents SHE was put under the guardianship of My chosen people's Temple until such time that I GOD THE LORD was to incarnate MYSELF through MY HOLY SPIRIT in MY HERZENS-URGRUNDPOL OF ETERNAL LOVE in the purest human garb.


THE HOLY TRINITY / GOD'S Holy Sphere of Action

132 After all the revelations given so far to you about the nature and operation of MY HOLY SPIRIT, you should not find it difficult to SrasP that a purely spiritual begettal can operate, and I THE LORD, say unto you: If you, O men, will turn some day pure, yea purest LOVE, to be nothing but LOVE, then everything will have fallen off from you that now still constitutes your necessary human body of flesh, and by then your mode of procreation will be different from what it is now.             

133         Just as effusive LOVE is a procreative product precisely of LOVE, LOVE perpetuating itself by engendering ever new acts of LOVE, so should it be even easier to grasp that SPIRIT - and above all the SPIRIT out of ME - will beget and bear but spiritually, and that this perpetually generating SPIRIT OF GOD can engender and bear whatever is its HOLY WILL.              

134         Procreation and bearing, however, always call for a complementary pole, material or spiritual. This law of complementary polarities has already been effective with My primordial source, and since I GOD THE LORD have MY OWN COMPLEMENTARY POLARITY within ME in MY UR-GRUNDPOL OF ETERNAL LOVE, all can be begotten and born through MY HOLY SPIRIT, under a volition aspect of MY OWN SELF, and step forth into creation as a phenomenon.    

135         And there is yet a further eternal fundamental law of Mine, by which two complementary poles require a sphere of action, or else there will be chaos. You can therefore appreciate, how nonsensical is the assertion by many a so-called scientist that the universe has originated from chaos. Any human being who is somewhat mentally alert will realize that - be it only for this law of polarity - My Creation is absolute order and that the will for order is essential for true life of every creature. Consequently, as can easily be noticed, all aspects of life show a basic trend towards order.      

136         In the material world, the sphere of action for any complementary polarity is always some part of matter or a sum of matter particles. The north and south poles would be inconceivable in their interrelation without the Earth; this also applies to each body of the universe down to the minutest structure of matter.                 

137         In the spiritual world, however, the field of action of the complementary poles corresponds to a spiritual sphere of action.  

138         Thus My own sphere of action is My infinite eternal creation; it is absolutely one with ME, GOD THE LORD, CREATOR AND FATHER of Heaven and Earth and with MY UR-GRUNDPOL OF LOVE, resting and operating within ME. Here is revealed to you, O men, most clearly the fact of the HOLY TRINITY! Because it is a HOLY, therefore a PERFECT TRINITY - perfect in itself and concordant in every impulse manifestation - everything is therefore perfect in My infinite eternal creation. My Creation would neither be infinite, nor eternal, without the ABSOLUTE PERFECT TRINITY. Hence the absolute oneness of MY TRINITARIAN CREATION in and out of ITSELF extending into infinity.

139         Your human sphere of action, however, between its complementary poles - male and female - is a severed sphere, which is and has to attain unity according to MY IMAGE. You alone are responsible for this severed sphere of life and action through what has already been said and revealed in respect of the ancient sin or Ur-sin of the fallen spirit.           

140         You can truly thank ME, YOUR GOD, that I have not left you forever in this severed polarity - which would have meant eternal death - but have given to all children of men and the fallen spirit the merciful OPPORTUNITY of regaining the perfect heavenly state by MY LOVE, GRACE, PATIENCE AND MERCY.

141         My absolute, purely spiritual SPHERE OF ACTION is MY SPIRITUAL BODY OF CREATION. Here I must emphasize that the term "body", taken from your vocabulary, has nothing at all to do with its corresponding earthly-material concept; indeed, the expression "spiritual body of creation" is only meant to be a simile of your own body just as I, as THE MESSIAH OF THE SPIRIT, JESUS CHRIST, spoke to people in parables when I wanted to make them clearly understand concepts and laws of heavenly wisdom. By this simile I mean to say that in MY PURELY SPIRITUAL SPHERE OF ACTION everything works in absolute unity just as in a healthy human body. I THE LORD say it still more clearly for your better understanding: your earthly human body made out of matter resembles in every respect MY SPIRITUAL BODY OF CREATION, which leads you still more clearly to the HOLY TRUTH according to which you, men, have been created to MY IMAGE AND LIKENESS.         

142         Hence it should now clearly dawn on you not only that you are CHILDREN OF GOD, but also that I, YOUR GOD, am YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, and that this YOUR GOD AND HEAVENLY FATHER is not merely some formless "cosmic energy" or even a "cosmic cloud", as so-called "parapsychic scientists" or learned researchers are wont to say, but indeed






and at the same time

the primordial source

of all spiritual and material formation

and your most perfect model for ever!  

143         So you now clearly know, O men,

to whom you pray in adoration of