HHG2-194

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Chapter 194 - THUBALKAIN'S RIGHTEOUS AND MOVING PRAYER. KISEHEL'S THANKSGIVING PRAYER. THE FATHERLY VOICE OUT OF THE CLOUD (18th November 1842)

194,1. Here Thubalkain fell on his face before Kisehel and began to praise God, saying: "Great, to me still unknown, almighty God! My heart is stirring mightily, filled with glowing gratitude and praise! I should surely glorify and praise You beyond my life's measure, - but I am as one blind and deaf; for I do not know where You are, and apart from the whispered words of my troubled and fearful mother I have never heard anything about You.

194,2. "So have mercy upon me, a poor and weak man before You and Your people, and let Yourself be recognized, beheld and heard by me and within me as You are and where You are for man on earth!

194,3. "Let Yourself be heard, beheld and recognized so that I may fittingly praise, thank, adore and glorify you! Behold, I do see Your works and regard them with great joy and not seldom with great fear; Your mighty children are standing before me; thus I surely see the works, but the great Master is unknown to me, - and I see the countless creatures; but where are You, O Creator, so that I may offer You my praise?

194,4. "You sent Your mighty children as harbingers of blessings down to us in the lowlands; yes, they are here in person, speak of You, bear witness of You and act in Your most holy name; but where are You, O most holy Father of such children?

194,5. You, You I now want to get to know more closely! Come down, come down to us poor sinners, too! Although we have sprung from Cain, the father of sin and judgment, also he descended from Your son Adam.

194,6. "He may have been unworthy of Your mercy, since You are too holy; yet it is not our fault that all of us have become his descendants.

194,7. "So show us Your grace and mercy and send us a single ray of grace; but out of You, solely out of You send us a ray so that we may fully experience within us how and where You are, and then glorify and praise You alone.

194,8. 'Though we shall then glorify and praise You, O Lord, as sinners, You will not cast us out because we were born out of sin into sin.

194,9. "Behold, night is night and its innumerable lights are frightfully weak compared to even the weakest ray of the sun.

194,10. "So, Father of these Your children, who now as stars light up our dense night, send us even a weakest ray out of You, and our sinful night will surely turn into a brightest day.

194,11. Yes, despite these glorious stars our night is and remains night; but just one ray out of You and our night will at last cease to be night and we shall glorify and praise You on the day of Your great glory, and our knees and hearts rendered stiff by the night will bow deeply before Your most holy name.

194,12. "Behold, I, Thubalkain, a son of the night, am lying here before you in the dust of my nothingness. A sinner is entreating You for grace and mercy. He wants to glorify and praise You, - but he does not know You; so reveal Yourself to him!"

194,13. After these words he fell silent, weeping into the dust of the earth

194,14. But Kisehel bent down, lifted Thubalkain up and said to him: 'Thubalkain! Thus you, too, have become our brother?"

194,15. And Kisehel lifted up his eyes and spoke as follows:

194,16. “O Father, I glorify and praise You in this new brother; for You alone have achieved this work and have given us a new glorious brother also in Thubalkain! Not in vain have You been preparing him long since as an ore master; not in vain chosen him from eternity that he may purify the gold of the earth and make it malleable and supple!

194,17. "For You had ordained that through him there should arise a new, glorious brother for us who not only would render the noble ore of the earth in the fire malleable and good to look at, but would rather awaken the ore in the heart of man and make it in the ardor of his love for You supple, malleable and lovely to look at.

194,18. Therefore, to You all glory, all praise and all our love!

194,19. “O Father, look, this new brother is still blind and unable to behold You; so would You graciously grant his request!

194,20. "If it be Your holy will, do grant this my request and send a ray of Your grace into his heart which is turned towards You full of ardent love and longing for You, O holy Father.

194,21. "Oh grant, grant our prayer! Your holy name be hallowed, and Your will be done at all times and forever! Amen."

194,22. These words by Kisehel broke both Thubalkain's and Lamech's heart, so much so that both began to weep loudly; but after a short while a light cloud descended before this company and Lamech and Thubalkain did not know what this was going to lead to so that they began to be mightily afraid.

194,23. And a fatherly voice presently spoke out of the cloud: 'Thubalkain, behold, He, Whom you do not know, is now before you, the Father of men and almighty Creator of all things!

194,24. "Listen, I have looked at your heart and found it to be cleansed! Therefore, you shall be awakened forever from your night; and I will lay a spirit out of Me into your heart, which will lead you into all wisdom.

194,25. "Since My messengers are still here, listen to them; for they shall awaken this spirit within you! Glorify My name, and I will be gracious towards you and all the people; for I am holy, holy, holy, eternal and infinite! Amen."

194,26. Then the cloud disappeared, and all fell on their faces and gave praise to God in all the humility and contrition of their hearts.

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