Again, God has spoken
through prophets. Will
mankind listen this time?
If not otherwise indicated, all posts of this site are quotations or excerpts from the New Revelation texts received between 1840 and 1880.
Inserts or comments by the publisher contained in the original texts are marked by [square brackets].
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3DT - Three days in the Temple
BM - Bishop Martin (Sunsets into Sunrises)
CHJ - Childhood of Jesus
EM - Earth and Moon
FL - The Fly
FP - Fundamental Principles of Life
GGJ - The Great Gospel of John
GH - Gifts from Heaven
HHG - Household of God
IRU - Immortality and reunion (UuW)
JL - Jesus‘ letters with King Ukkama of Edessa
LS - The Lord‘s Sermons
NS - The Natural Sun
RB - Robert Blum
SA - The Saturn
SC - Secrets of Creation
SE - Scripture Explanations
SN - Secrets of Nature
SpS - The Spiritual Sun
Jakob Lorber was born on July 22, 1800 in Kanischa, parish of Jahring in the Austrian Province of lower Styria which today is part of the Republic of Slovenia. His peasant family was poor but open to art and religion.
Jakob inherited his father‘s musical talent and learned to play violin, piano and organ. He received his diploma as a high school teacher in 1829, in Graz. Unable to find a job in teaching he continued to study music, did composition and taught lessons in singing and the violin, and occasionally gave concerts.
During all these years he followed his penchant towards spirituality coming into contact with the works of Justinus Kerner, Jung-Stilling, Swedenborg, Jakob Böhme und Johann Tennhardt. However, the Bible always remained his favorite base of inspiration.
Finally, when he was offered the post as conductor at the opera, in Trieste, promising to greatly improve his financial situation, he received his call which he labeled “scribe of the Lord”.
Early that morning of March 15, 1840 he heard an inner voice close to his heart commanding: “Get up, take your pen and write.”
Putting his travel preparations aside, he sat down and dutifully wrote what the mysterious voice dictated. It was the introduction to his first work “The Household of God”:
“This way the Lord speaks to everyone: Whoever wants to talk with Me, should come to Me and I will put the answer into his heart, but only the pure whose heart is humble shall hear the sound of My voice. And who prefers Me before all the world, loves Me like the bride her groom, with him I shall walk arm in arm. He will always perceive Me like one brother the other and like I perceived him since eternity, even before he came into being.”
This first hour changed Lorber‘s life profoundly.
For the following 24 years, his remaining lifetime, he rarely interrupted his activity. He sat for hours, almost daily, without consulting books or libraries, totally ignoring the facts he wrote about. Obeying his inner voice became the sense of his life.
From a traditional point of view Lorber would have to be characterized in superlatives. As a man of letters he surpasses all authors, poets and thinkers of all time. Where, would one find more sublime wisdom or profound interpretation? Where, more knowledge of geographic, historic, biologic or scientific facts starting with the creation of the cosmos assembled in his work of 25 volumes, not counting the lesser ones. As psychic he surpasses all known initiated. There is no word to correctly characterize him. But he himself described himself, humbly, just as “scribe servant of God”.
Lorber died on August 24, 1864. He knew the date of his death beforehand. His job was done. His tombstone reads the words of St. Paul: ‘In life or in death, we belong to the Lord‘.
Noteworthy: In The Great Gospel of John the Lord tells us that Jakob Lorber is a direct descendant of Joseph‘s first son Joel (Great Gospel of John 4:112). Thus Lorber is in the direct line of David like Jesus.
These are his works in chronological order:
Household of God, 3 vol. 1840-1844
The Great Time of Times, 1841
The Moon, 1841
The Saturn, 1841/42
The Fly, 1842
The Grossglockner, 1842
The Natural Sun, 1842
The Spiritual Sun, 2 vol. 1842/43
Scripture explanations, 1843
The Childhood of Jesus, 1843/44
St Paul‘s letter to the Laodiceans, 1844
Letters between Jesus and King Abgarus, 1845/46
The Earth, 1846/47
Beyond the Threshold
Sunsets into Sunrises (Bishop Martin), 1847-48
From Hell to Heaven (Robert Blum), 2 vol. 1848-51
Three Days in the Temple, 1859/60
The Great Gospel of John, 10 vol. 1851-1864
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