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Every man has this divine love spark in him.

Love commands. Cooled love.

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And to "be good" means practising love, to be helpful against fellowman and do everything, what pleases God, who himself is love. Read more:

Bertha Dudde:

 

Love commands. Cooled love.

24. October 1955 B.D. NR. 6384.

God's will is the fulfilling of the love commands. And men exactly resist these commands, for their nature does not allow it, so deny something themselves for the sake of fellowmen. God knows it, that the nature of men is lacking in love; but he also knows, that there is no other way to happiness than via love. And for that reason he gave the commands of love for God and the neighbour, which indeed must also be fulfilled voluntarily, when they are to promote the maturity of the soul. God knows it, that the commands can be fulfilled, because the love spark has been put into the heart of each one man at the embodiment as man. Every man has this divine love spark in him; therefore it is impossible for no-one to kindle it - every man can be good, when he wants it. And to "be good" means practising love, to be helpful against fellowman and do everything, what pleases God, who himself is love. But man must be stimulated to do it, what exactly happens through the love commands. Every man could certainly feel in himself, how he is to behave; he could also walk right on earth without commands, because the love spark in him glows. But selflove is still very strong in man, and the love commands have therefore been set against this selflove, that man now freely decides. For that is his earth life test, to choose the divine or that opposing God. Because on the part of the opponent men are influenced, so also a counter influencing must exist, so that man does not need to succumb to the influence of the opponent. But the opponent of God has great power particularly in the time of the end. For he knows to stir up selflove in man more and more and to make out the divine commands to be unsuitable, so that men pay no longer attention to latter, however do everything, to satisfy their selflove. Love has cooled among men. It certainly glows in the heart of every man, but does not get kindled to a flame, which consumes everything, what comes into its area. And it will be completely suffocated, the closer the end comes. And then the opponent of God has won his game insofar, as that he has succeeded, to push the souls away from God, who himself is love. For these souls, because without love, are endlessly far away from God. But he himself has achieved nothing else by this means, than that these souls, which he believes to have won, will again be snatched away from his power and anew banished in form. The divine love commands can prevent such, when man pays attention to them - when he fights against selflove, to be able to fulfil the commands of God - when for the time being he does something to not contravene the law, even so the inner driving power still does not fill him to practise love. But power is supplied to the willing, and what he first does under the pressure of a command, that he will soon do voluntarily and with a joyful heart, because love is power, which always fills him more. For that reason men are to take note of the will of God; the word of God is to be supplied to them, which always only preaches love, which emphasizes the divine commands as most important - because it is extremely important, that they are fulfilled, otherwise they would not have been given by God. But he wants to help those men, who still have little love in them, who are still strongly marked with selflove. He wants to show them the way to happiness, and for that reason he gave the love commands to men, for he knows the weakness of men, their inadequacy and their inner impulses. But he also knows, whereby he can remove all these weaknesses. Love must be practised on earth, and who does not do it voluntarily, he must be stimulated to it through commands, so that he may unite himself with God, who himself is love, so that he gets free of the opponent, whose lack of love dragged him himself and his following down into the depths.
Amen. B.D. NR. 6384.

 

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