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A man, who has accomplished a love deed, is now also for a short time of a soft heart.

Darkness of the spirit - Love work - Distance from God

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Darkness keeps him imprisoned and will also not release him in the hereafter, as long as the soul does not seek to flee from it of its own accord. Read more:

 

Bertha Dudde:

 

Darkness of the spirit. Love work. Distance from God.

5. April 1952. B.D. NR. 5352.

The further men go away from God the darker their spirit is and the less they are able to summon understanding for spiritual teachings. And the degree of their distance from God always determines the degree of love, which they possess. Where love, the divine in man, is not developed, also God himself cannot work with his spirit, therefore also no light can be there and no power of cognition. To announce the Gospel there is difficult, for it goes unheard at the ears of men and does not get through to the heart; it sounds to them like an empty sound, because the heart, as not being able to love, repulses and only the ear hears it and it therefore remains without impression. As soon as such a man has once accomplished a love deed and spiritual teachings are given to him after that, he will really be willing to accept them. And for that reason man is to be first stimulated to love work through good example, through leading fellowmen in need close to him, through directing his attention to trouble and misery and urgent help. As soon as sympathy now starts to stir, the love spark is not completely buried, and it can flare up with the activity in love, which can then make him happy inwardly and move him to further love works. A man, who has accomplished a love deed, is now also for a short time of a soft heart, and then spiritual instructions or conversations can fall on good ground. But a man will never confess to do it or also think about it, who is destitute of all love, and however high his intellect would be developed. He would not be able to recognize spiritual truths as such, because the heart belongs to this, not only the intellect. The distance from God will become greater and greater the closer the end comes, because also the love ability gets weaker and weaker, where self-love predominates and self-love determines the thinking and wanting of men. And it will become darker and darker on earth, for the spiritual light will only break out at few places, and no other light can conquer darkness than only pure truth, which has its start in God, the eternal light. It is therefore truth, which enlightens manís spirit and which alone is to be preached to men. Truth alone is able to convince; where the serious will exists to find enlightenment. Truth means light and power of cognition for him, who seeks truth. For he already turns his countenance to God, and he will also learn to recognize him through the truth imparted to him, while it remains incomprehensible to him, who does not desire it, because he still turns his back on God and is therefore also not able to recognize anything divine. Darkness keeps him imprisoned and will also not release him in the hereafter, as long as the soul does not seek to flee from it of its own accord. But then it is considerably more difficult to reach the light, although it is not impossible. For the will of repulsion, which the soul takes across, is recognizable for a long way and prevents the spiritual full of life to become effective as long until once the desire for life gets busy in the soul, but what can last endless long time, because free will is also respected in the hereafter and also there love alone is valued. Amen.
B.D. NR. 5352.

 

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