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From Hell to Heaven
Chapter 164 - Cado’s fundamental wickedness. The Lord speaks on divine punishment
1. Says Peter again: “But you were no king during your entire Earth life! How do you say you were born to rule from the cradle? You were no more than a Bedouin chieftain, and that was at the final year of your life. Before that you were a shepherd and a mere accomplice to your praiseworthy predecessors. Only after the ignominious marriage to the chieftain’s daughter were you elevated to chieftain. You had to therefore blindly obey for a lengthy period upon Earth, exercising base rule over your lousy robber rabble and bloodhounds only in the latter years of your life; hence our awareness that you were not as ‘born to rule’ as you make out to be!”
2. Says Cado: “Makes no difference! What I don’t want is my business, and even as gods you could not change my attitude unless you also breathe a new heart and will into me. Do you think I fear hell? You are greatly mistaken! It is easy for any cowardly donkey to fear an almighty God; but to offer him the toughest resistance and put all his wisdom to shame, that only a powerful spirit can do, fearing not even the most terrible hell. Throw me into boiling bronze, and I shall give you the same answer from the most intense burning pain; for great is the spirit who can despise his maker even from greatest pain! What thanks do I actually owe my Creator? I am obligated only for whatever I asked of someone; I certainly never asked the Creator to create me; he did so of his own accord! It hence is sufficiently shameful for his much praised supreme wisdom and might to make a most bungled creation out of me. Do I then perhaps have to remain the way I am for the sake of maintaining things in general? Hence you shall accomplish nothing with me one way or another; then get yourselves going?”
3. Here Cado turns fully black and his shape is extremely ugly, causing Helena much fear. His eyes glow like those of a furious dog, and he is about to attack the two disciples; our Peter says to him: I tell you in Jesus’ name to behave yourself, or you shall taste the cutting edge of God’s wrath on lifting a finger against us!”
4. Cado trembles with rage, his inward parts glowing but outwardly undressed, standing as an ugly sight before us, without however being able to see us.
5. I now ask Helena: “Now, beloved daughter, what do you say to this soul? Do you believe that anything at all had been left undone for its salvation on my part? You say ‘no’ in your noble heart, and it is so! Every gentle attempt possible to My love was made, without the least results. This spirit was so to say carried on our hands; powerful angels were assigned to care for him. But his will, which has to remain free, was perpetually stronger than my love letters. He always tore them, heaping scorn upon them. He did not lack cognition: he knows every syllable of Scripture, and even possessed the gift of communicating with the spirit world in aggregate. He knows Me and My deity, yet is able to scorn me. For him, every throne he can’t call his own is abomination, as is every law he did not initiate himself, knowing only his own will and regarding that of others as criminal. Say unto Me, what more can My love do for such a being?”
6. Says Helena: “Oh Thou great, loving, Holy Father! Such being deserves no further grace from You, but rather an appropriate punishment, to make him crawl to the cross in all humility.”
7. Say I: “Would all be well, if punishment going forth from Myself were not also a judgment! If I judge mankind on account of their great malice, then the punishment has to be seen as the natural consequence of malice, the way a person who inflicts a blow upon himself must show his pain to be a natural result. Thus every punishment instigated by Me has to be seen in that light, freedom of the spirit and soul is not to be undermined.
8. Wherefore this supremely evil spirit’s punishment also cannot be any other than what he will give himself from his very own wicked will, the monstrous product of his love. Only after he tires of such self-inflicted pain, and he smothers in his fury, shall it be possible to approach him along more lenient paths. He thus sinks gradually down to the lowest and most severe hell – yet not condemned there by Myself, but through his own desire, because he himself creates this hell from his love! But whatever comprises someone’s love also is his life, and that must not be taken from him!
9. Says Helena: “But Lord, Thou only and most true and most perfect love and mercy! If he then tarries eternity within such most wicked love, preferring to suffer most dreadfully for eternity rather than bend his stubborn will under Your most gentle one – what becomes of such spirit? Would a most appropriate judgment then benefit him? With time, such spirit would perhaps get used to it and in the end perhaps turn it into a virtue, as it sometimes happened in the world.
10. As an example: a prostitute is taken into a house with instructions to henceforth behave as if in a strict nunnery. For a true night hooker, this would surely be a judgment. She gives it ample consideration and, the advantages of a regulated household appealing to her, she will gladly put up with such judgment, eventually falling in line with the system, becoming a most well-behaved person, staying and eventually dying as such! And so I think something like that could also happen in Cado’s case.”
11. Say I: “Well, My beloved Helena, this had already been done with this spirit in many ways, without the least result, unfortunately. And so nothing is left us but to leave him alone. If he really wants hell, then let him enjoy it to the full. No injustice can eternally be done to someone who wants something evil. Whoever wants to tarry in hell let him do so! I shall not haul anyone out by the hair, against his will. Should the thing eventually get too rough for him after all, he shall pave himself a way out. But if hell gives him fun, and he prefers eternal darkness to all-conquering light, then let him choose what makes him happy! Do you agree?”
12. Says Helena: “Lord, Thou best Father, I now do so fully! Nor have I any sympathy for such most stupid donkey. But what is to happen with this devil now?” Say I: “You shall see presently, I shall now give the two apostles a sign to set him completely free and let him do as he likes, but only within his own sphere. Then you shall see what else shall transpire with this spirit.”
13. I now give the two a signal, and Peter says to Cado: “Since we are now persuaded that you will not let us prepare you for heaven, go and do what pleases you! For that is also what your and our God Jesus Jehovah Zebaoth wants! Henceforth God shall despatch no further messengers to you; we two were the last! With these words the two become invisible to him, even as he himself is visible to all those present, together with every thought and audible word.
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