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The Great Gospel of John Book 18 (Jakob Lorber)

The Great Gospel of John Book 18 (Jakob Lorber)

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the most vast work transmitted to humanity through Jakob Lorber; it presents a history narrated by Jesus Christ Himself, describing Lord’s and His closed ones’ lives in the last three years of His life on earth, containing a great number of wonders, dialogues and teachings that greatly develop and enrich the records from the Gospels of Matthew and John; it also contains detailed revelations explaining essential passages from the Old and the New Testament and predictions concerning events occurring during the last 2000 years, culminating with facts that characterize the technological civilization of the XX-th Century and disclosures of a scientific nature which were validated long time after Jakob Lorber wrote about them. In the Great Gospel of John, one can practically find the essential answers to all the fundamental questions of life – these are to be found in the clear, but also extraordinary deep descriptions of the divine and human nature, of the creation and the material and spiritual evolution.

the most vast work transmitted to humanity through Jakob Lorber; it presents a history narrated by Jesus Christ Himself, describing Lord’s and His closed ones’ lives in the last three years of His life on earth, containing a great number of wonders, dialogues and teachings that greatly develop and enrich the records from the Gospels of Matthew and John; it also contains detailed revelations explaining essential passages from the Old and the New Testament and predictions concerning events occurring during the last 2000 years, culminating with facts that characterize the technological civilization of the XX-th Century and disclosures of a scientific nature which were validated long time after Jakob Lorber wrote about them. In the Great Gospel of John, one can practically find the essential answers to all the fundamental questions of life – these are to be found in the clear, but also extraordinary deep descriptions of the divine and human nature, of the creation and the material and spiritual evolution.

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THE COUNTER-ARGUMENT OF THE PHARISEES

PON this, the Pharisees said: “We can see indeed that

You have a special power at Your disposal which was

unknown until now. Especially concerning the healing of

different human diseases which probably no doctor was able to

heal. It is also not unknown to us that it seems even to be possible

for You to call young people who had recently died back to life or

to waken them up. And moreover, we also heard that You are a

very sober, decent Man, and very charitable, and that for Your

extraordinary healings You never have asked anything from

anyone. Well, these are undeniably good and excellent

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characteristics.

[2] But besides that, You claim of Yourself to be the Son of God

and say that You are the promised Anointed of God, and moreover

disregard the laws of Moses, and associate with gentiles, tax

collectors and all kinds of sinners. Look, these are Your bad and

very evil characteristics that can never be approved by the temple,

because they keep the laws of Moses very strictly.

[3] Why do You exalt Yourself so much before the people because

of Your special qualities, while clearly You also are only a man?

Who can have any respect for You when You also want us to

believe that You are the Son of God and the promised Anointed of

God, and are condemning the one who for different reasons cannot

believe that? You said that You are the Truth, the Light and the

Life, but how can You prove to us that all this is indeed so? Give

us a convincing proof, then we will believe in You.”

[4] I said: “Now look at these stones which are lying all over the

ground. I more easily can convince these stones that I am the One

of who Moses and the prophets have prophesied, than you.

[5] If I am performing signs which no one has ever done before

Me, not even the greatest prophet, then this should surely open up

your eyes, so that you would recognize the signs of this time of

your salvation. But you are blind, deaf and heart-hearted, and

therefore you see, hear and feel nothing. And that is why

judgment over you is in you, and together with that, the certain

death of your souls.

[6] Every year you are whitewashing the graves of the forefathers

and the prophets, but what the whitewashed graves are, that you

are also. On the outside, you are indeed clothed with the law of

Moses and Aaron on whose chairs you are sitting, but inside, you

are full of decay and disgusting stench.

[7] You said that it is a bad and very evil characteristic of Mine to

associate with gentiles, tax collectors and sinners, and that I am a

violator of the Sabbath and do not keep the laws of Moses. But

how do you keep his laws? I tell you that you do not keep the laws

of Moses, not even in appearance. But you yourselves have

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established a great number of senseless and useless laws that you

keep because it gives you material benefit and with which you are

oppressing and exploiting the poor people. Did Moses prescribe

that also to you? But if, according to the law of Moses, it is

allowed and even prescribed to feed the donkey, the ox and the

sheep, also on the Sabbath, and give them to drink, and if a donkey

fell into a ditch or a pit, to get him out, would it then not be better

and more reasonable to help a person in need, even on a Sabbath?

Oh you blind, deaf and fools of heart and mind! Is for God perhaps

man of less value than an animal?!

[8] Did Moses not give the following com-mandment: ‘Honor your

father and your mother, that you may life long and that it may go

well with you on Earth’? Then why are you saying to the children:

‘Come here and bring an offering to the temple which will be more

beneficial to you.’ If this is your teaching, are you then acting

according to the law of Moses?!

[9] Did Moses not solemnly give the com-mandment to everyone

not to oppress the widows and orphans? But what are you doing?

You are promising help to the widows and orphans through long

prayers, which are supposedly answered, but in the mean time, you

are seizing their possessions. And when the widows and orphans

are crying and they come to you, complaining that your prayers are

not working at all, you send them away saying that they are sinners

for who God will not even hear the most fervent prayers. Tell Me,

did Moses ever prescribe such a way of doing? You are acting

against the laws of Moses in everything, and you say to Me that I

am acting contrary to the laws of Moses?

[10] Look, since you differed so much from Moses, you are

stricken with blindness, and now you cannot see anymore the

clearest day that is visible before your eyes. And this is your

judgment, your death and your damnation. With your empty, very

expensive prayers you were sucking out the mosquitoes, and by

that you are devouring whole camels, and still you are saying that

you are disciples of Moses. But how can you be disciples of Moses

if you – as already said – act contrary to all the laws of Moses,

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worse than all the gentiles? Therefore, the light will be taken away

from you and given to the gentiles.

[11] I came into this world to lead you in the most kind and loving

way on the right paths of life by teaching and deeds. But you are

persecuting Me wherever I go or stand, and you try to catch and

kill Me, while you claim that I am a deceiver of the people and an

agitator. But I also have witnesses, and God Himself who is in Me,

just as I am in Him, is My witness that you all are evil liars before

God and all the people.

[12] If the Romans, who are now the earthly rulers in that country

of those who should be in fact the children of God, had noticed in

the least that I am an agitator, they would have brought Me to

court a long time ago, because with their sharp eyes they can see

and perceive all things that might somehow become a danger to

their sovereignty. But because they have not discovered the least of

all the things of which you are accusing Me, they come to meet Me

everywhere very friendly, and prove that they are men full of faith,

love and respect regarding Me, My teaching and My deeds. And

therefore they also will be accepted in My Light and My Life, but

you will be cast into outer darkness, just like it is written, and there

will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth.”

[13] When I had said this, also the more or less moderate Jews

and Pharisees became angry and said: “Now look how absurd

You are talking! Who is persecuting You and who tries to kill

You!? If You teach something good and are doing good to the

people, nobody will persecute You and also no one wants to kill

You. But if You as a man, just like we are also only men, portray

Yourself as a Son of God, thus as the promised One, the Anointed

of God – what according to the prophets means as much as

Jehovah Himself – You Yourself must surely perceive that we

have to regard this as the worst blasphemy until You have given us

sufficient proof that You are truthfully the promised Anointed One

of God, and that we can believe in You, or else You must, before

us and the people, withdraw the testimony about Yourself. But as

long as You will do neither one nor the other, You will have to put

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up with being persecuted by the temple as a blasphemer. Are we

not right when we are exposing this now in the presence of all the

people?”

[14] I said: “So, you have spoken now, and for sure, as a

completely blind one speaks about the colors of the light. And

because you are judging and speaking like that, you are therefore

also proclaiming your own judgment. I will not judge you, but the

word, which I have spoken already so often in vain to you, that

will judge you.

[15] If you read the prophet Isaiah and understood only a little of

it, then you must know what it means: ‘A virgin will bear us a Son

and His name will be ‘Emanuel’, which means ‘God with us’. Is

this now, as well as all the other things, not precisely being

fulfilled by Me? And when this is so, and will also eternally never

be otherwise, would I then not be just like you a liar if I now,

because of your dark opinion, would confess that I am not the One

who I am for God, for all Heavens and for all created beings here

on Earth?

[16] On the other hand, you want from Me such proof that would

convince you irrevocably and as clear as the sunlight that I am the

promised Anointed One of God. Then tell Me, how do I have to

accomplish that with your total blindness?

[17] When I perform before your eyes works and deeds which

were never performed by anyone else before Me. When I am

healing the paralyzed and lame, and they are then jumping around

fully healed and strong like deer. And when I moreover heal

people who suffer from gout and leprosy, give full hearing and

ability to speak to the deaf and dumb, make the blind to see, set the

possessed ones free from their terrible tormentors, even raising the

dead by the might of My word, and by occasion perform still many

other deeds which are possible to no one else except to God, and

moreover preach to the poor of spirit the gospel of the lively

coming of the Kingdom of God on Earth, and when no one can

accuse Me to have ever committed a sin, and then you say that I

perform all this with the help of Beelzebub, the greatest of all

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devils, then I am asking you what other signs I still can perform

before your eyes to make you believe that I am truthfully the

Anointed One of God?

[18] Even if I would perform a 1,000 and another 1,000 other signs

before you, then you would say again that I am doing all this with

the help of the greatest of all devils. What use would it be to

perform more signs with such a great blindness of yours? I am

telling you: as one cannot give any notion of color to a blind

person, so also one cannot give you any proof that I truthfully am

the Anointed One of God.

[19] And look, this evil night in your souls is then your ruin, your

own judgment and your true death. For I alone am the Way, the

Light, the Truth and eternal Life. Whoever believes in Me and will

live and act according to My word, will receive from Me the Spirit

of eternal life, and I alone will call him to life on his youngest day

in My Kingdom. However, he who runs away from Me, who

despises and persecutes Me, will also run away, despise and

persecute his own life and cannot receive it from no matter where

but simply and solely from Me.

[20] Consequently, he who does not want to accept from Me the

eternal life of his soul, and resists against all that which comes

from Me, will also stay dead eternally.

[21] But he who wants to have life must take it from Him who is

Life Himself, thus the One who has life and who can give it to

whomever He wills. However, he gives life only to those who

thirst for it.

[22] My word and My teaching now are life, which at present is

offered to all people. Thus, whoever – as already said – truthfully

accepts My word and My teaching, accepts from Me also the life

of the soul.

[23] Now, if this is the case with eternal life as I have explained to

you now and to all the others, and it is not otherwise, then from

where do you want to receive the eternal life of your soul for

which you are hoping?”

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