We are at the early years of the industrial revolution. Railroads are being built, factories are established, Manchester Capitalism exploits people including children in 18 hour shifts, philosophers claim that God is dead. In any case He is not needed anyway. The American and French revolutions have caused havoc among many peoples. Nationalism is in the heads of everybody.
In this setting something strange happens in Austria. On the ides of March (15th) 1840, music teacher Jacob Lorber, 40, is about to start his day when he hears clearly a voice in the region of his heart telling him "Get up, take your pen and write."
Most bewildered he obeys and learns that same day that a heavenly voice, he later identified as Jesus‘ voice, is speaking to him. For the next 24 years, his full remaining lifetime, Jakob Lorber dedicates his life to writing down all the information he receives, leaving his profession as violinist and conductor. His only money source are piano lessons.
He is told by the Lord that nothing less than the entire doctrine of salvation Jesus had given to His disciples, including tracts about creation, religion, the visible and invisible universe, life in the "beyond", explanation of the Bible including the Revelation of John and more, would be given to him.
Today all these texts are called the “New Revelation” and comprise about 25 volumes totaling more than 10,000 printed pages.
The Lord Himself refers to His revelations as "His New Word" or "His Living Word".
Having performed this tremendous service for mankind, Lorber‘s humble opinion of himself was that of "God‘s scribe". After his death in 1864 Gottfried Mayerhofer and Leopold Engel in turn received additional dictation. Today most texts are available in English. Translation into many other languages is ongoing.