HHG2-77

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Chapter 77 - HOW TO FIND THE LIVING WORD. PARABLE OF THE MAIDEN AND HER SUITOR

77,1. After this instruction by Abedam, Thuarim's heart was full of happiness and love, so that he did not want to let go of Abedam's hand.

77,2. During this most affectionate scene Abedam said: "Thuarim, you have truly seized Me mightily with your heart as well as with your hands and have thereby again be appointed a new prophet;

77,3. "For verily, verily, I tell all of you, whoever will henceforth not seize Me like you, will hardy ever perceive the sound of My voice in his own heart!

77,4. "But he who in this earthly dream-life has not perceived it at least once, has not yet gained life and still vacillates much between life and death.

77,5. This your present love for Me is the true, active, living love. Therefore, whoever has not seized Me with the heart and thus with the hands through good works of love for his brothers and sisters, which are pleasing to Me, his love is still like an unripe fruit which can easily be plucked from the tree of life by some gust of wind before it is ripe and with the germ of life within it.

77,6. "But he who does have active love, is already mature and ready for eternal life; for he has truly found the living meaning of My purpose within him, which is My eternally living Word. This Word is truly the germ of eternal life in him.

77,7. "Supposing someone had chosen a maiden for his wife, loving her secretly in his heart and now and then smiling at her but always hesitating to take her by the hand, - tell Me: Will the maiden believe that he earnestly loves her?

77,8. "Oh, I tell you all, that she will not do; for she will say to herself: 'If you earnestly cared for me, you would surely not hold your hands behind your back when you come to me, but would rush to me with open arms.

77,9. I know your lukewarm ness and your hidden roguishness and that you flatter a few others intending to pick one of us according to your whim and your love's indifference; so stay away from me, for my heart has never recognized you!'

77,10. "Behold, this maiden passed a completely just judgment on the lukewarm suitor! And I tell you that one day, when through your physical death you return from this earth to the great realm of the spirit, I shall judge you and your love for Me exactly in the same manner as this maiden has judged her lukewarm suitor. You can be fully assured of this. -

77,11. Verily, I tell you, when another suitor will then come to this maiden one she had never considered before -, and she will see how, with open arms, he rushes to her, embraces and presses her to his heart, kisses her on the forehead and says with a heart trembling with love:

77,12. Ardently beloved! What do you want me to do for you to prove how immensely great my love for you is?',

77,13. What do you think; will the maiden shrug off this suitor as she did the former lukewarm one?

77,14. "Oh by no means, say I: She will cling to him with all the love and warmth of her heart.

77,15. "Behold, this is exactly what I shall do.

77,16. Whoever will seize Me with his heart and hand, him I shall seize with all the strength of My love and shall certainly not forsake him in eternity.

77,17. "But he who will do to Me like the lukewarm suitor, verily, he will not fare better by a hair's breadth on My part than the lukewarm suitor!

77,18. ""Thus you, My dear Thuarim, are a new prophet witnessing on My behalf what the nature of the true, living love must be if someone wants to come to Me by way of it.

77,19. "Whoever will do according to this your visible sign, in the spirit and all truth out of it, will soon in spirit and all truth be where you now are, prophetically bearing witness to all this.

77,20. "He who will be there, will have found within himself the meaning of My purpose.

77,21. "And this conviction is, strictly speaking, the eternal life out of Me and in Me.

77,22. You are for your part already of the conviction of which you are now bearing witness externally, and thus the great task is set and finished.

77,23. "But there are still great things hidden; therefore, let us also listen to Rudomin and pay attention to all that he saw and perceived within him. Amen."

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