GGJ04-125

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Chapter 125 - The life of Judas Iscariot.

125,1. (The Lord:) “You have a prime example in this disciple (Judas Iscariot). He was the only son of a very rich man and a foolish mother who loved him to death. Both parents spoiled their son to the extent that they denied him nothing and gave him everything he desired. In the end the result was that the son, when he was strong enough, chased his parents out of the house and indulged himself with loose women, as was his inclination.

125,2. In no time the son had squandered his parents’ fortune. Both became beggars, soon dying of grief and shame.

125,3. The son, now also impoverished, withdrew somewhat into his shell and finally asked himself the question: ‘Yes, why did I become like that? I did not given birth to myself, far less did I conceive myself nor brought myself up - yet everyone shouts in my face, that I am a wretched scoundrel and a villain, who by his dissolute and evil behaviour squandered his parents’ hard-earned money, made them beggars and even brought them to an early grave!

125,4. How can I help it? All this might have been quite bad on my part; but what could I do if my parents did not educate me well enough?! What should I do now? Poor, no money, no home, no work and no bread! The easiest course would be to rob and steal and it would also be the quickest way to achieve a result. However it is not to my taste to be caught as a clumsy thief and then bloodily punished! Robbery looks even worse! But now I know what I shall do! I shall learn a skill, even if I only return to the stupid old pottery which made my father rich!’

125,5. No sooner said than done! In Capernaum he went to a pleasant potter as an apprentice and diligently learned his art within a short time. The old potter had a daughter who soon became the young artist’s wife.

125,6. Just as our Judas was wasteful earlier on, he now became hard and miserly as a master potter. His wife quite often had to endure the hard side of his character. He made good products and started to visit all the markets, but left his people at home in need, working until they sweated blood. Back from market with good earnings, he gave little to his diligent workers; but if he came in with only a small profit, the consequences were hard felt in his frugal house.

125,7. To earn some extra income to augment the income from his pottery, he leased a fishery business and a few years ago also took up natural magic, as he quite often saw in Jerusalem how much money some of the Egyptian and Persian magicians earned. He did not however make a success of the venture despite spending a great deal of money on it. He also took some lessons from a few migrants from Essene, who led him to believe that, if they wished, they could even immediately create a new world with all its features and content.

125,8. But he soon realized that he was the one who was being cheated and turned his back on his fine new masters. During that year he heard of all the things I was doing, and that the high standard of my ability exceeded everything that had ever previously been called ‘miracle making’ on this earth.

125,9. This then was also the actual reason why he joined Me. He left everything behind, solely with the intention of learning from Me how to perform miracles and consequently how to bring in a great deal of gold and silver.

125,10. My teaching is of little interest to him. When he pays attention to My words it is only because wants to hear an explanation as to how and with what tools I perform one miracle or another. In fact he never hears anything which is useful to him and is therefore always in a sullen mood.

125,11. Moreover, in this world, he will find My estimation of him is very low. One treacherous action, followed by a fit of the darkest desperation will cause him to commit suicide, and a rope and a willow tree will be his sad end on this earth! He is someone who wishes to tempt God and this is and must always be the crime of sacrilege. However, anyone who dares to commit a crime against God will not fail to commit one against his own person. First, a crime against God and then one against himself!

125,12. I am moreover also saying to you, that in the hereafter those who take their own lives are unlikely ever to see the face of God! I could even show to you the proof backed by a mathematical calculation but it is truly not worth the effort. It is sufficient that you believe the facts which I have given you regarding the consequences of suicide. Its cause is invariably a kind of stupidity born of doubt and is the consequence of any sacrilegious crime against God or against His commandments.”

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