SATAN'S MALICIOUS DEFIANCE.
THE LORDS PARABLE OF THE FOUNDER.
SATAN'S ADHERENTS ARE SAVED.
I turn to the dragon with the following words: "Satan, how much longer
will you keep tempting God, your Lord? How much longer will you abide
by your boundless arrogance? What do you hope to achieve against My
infinite might which could destroy you at any time? And if it does not
wish to do that, it can punish you severely everlastingly.
"You are aware that
this is the final time allowed to you; during this time you can still
raise yourself -- or fall forever. What do you intend to do? My will is
only too well known to you. If it were not, you would be without sin.
And since My will is known to you as well as the reward and punishment,
say, what are you going to do?
is rising against you! All the mountains will be flattened and the
valleys filled. All the crowns and thrones on earth which were erected
by you, shall be cast in the fiery lake. What will you do? You will not
ever be able to defy My might. You will no longer be free to do
anything at all! So speak: What are you going to do? Will you raise
yourself or will you fall?
"Below you is the
eternal abyss; and here am I - a Father to all who love Me, and here is
My table! Choose - and make it quick! So be it!"
'Says Satan: "Lord,
I know You and I know Your might and my terrible impotence compared
with Your boundless, everlasting might. But being aware of this fact,
and feeling my impotence deep within my being, I consider it a triumph
for my pride to be able to defy You - yes, defy You everlastingly! And
I also realize that all Your might has no means of breaking my defiance
and conquering my will - except by my complete annihilation which,
however, You could never look upon as a victory over me. For a
spiritual victory of life could never be gained by total annihilation
of the weaker opponent but only by wise persuasion with the fundamental
condition of full freedom for both parties.
"The basis for such
a persuasion, however, must be the unrestricted right to turn to the
opposite, if so desired. I am this opposite, and I shall never agree
with Your will, justified as it may be. Even if I understand Your will,
I shall never adhere to it because I want to demonstrate to You that
there is another will opposed to Yours which Your omnipotence shall
never bend as long as You allow me to exist.
"It is easy enough
to be free within Your will. However, to defy, in greatest torment,
You, the Almighty Spirit, well aware of Your everlasting omnipotence,
Your wrath and one's own helplessness - that is greater than anything
that Your all-seeing eye will ever be able to see!
"That is also the
reason of my first disobedience to You. In it I see the greatest
triumph of my impotence against Your omnipotence, for in my impotence I
remain forever a victor over Your omnipotence, love and wisdom, as well
as Your wrath, and You are unable to bend me, notwithstanding all Your
might, strength, love, wisdom, judgment and wrath!
"It is easy enough
to be a Michael, a Gabriel, an Uriel; a celestial pastime to be a
seraph or cherub. But it is quite a different thing to be a Lucifer,
the greatest primordial spirit after You, knowing what infinite bliss
Your boundless love offers and, at the same time, knowing what growing
torment Your judgment and wrath offer! And, still scorning all
beatitude and eternal torment, to offer unwavering defiance forever,
well aware of one's impotence, without the least hope of ever gaining
anything and knowing that one can only eternally lose - such helpless
greatness of a creature's will is endlessly greater than the greatness
of Your Deity! And this knowledge brings me greater bliss in all my
torment than You and all Your spirits and angels could ever experience!
Therefore, do not ever ask me how much longer I shall defy You! My
answer shall always be the same: Forever! Forever! God will never bend
'Say I: "Oh, you
blind, ignorant spirit, how profound your death is that you could
imagine to be able to defy Me! You have a pleasure in your folly and do
not realize that every true or illusory freedom - like the one you
imagine to be your own - in the end must be subject to My will. Who has
ever counseled with Me or grasped My ways? Are you so sure that it
could not be My hidden will that you must be as you are? Do you know
whether I did not perhaps destine you to your fall from the very
beginning? Can the work ever direct its Creator how and what for he
should create it?
"A founder makes
his big crucibles out of fireproof material. They are placed in a
furnace and the metal melts in them until it is quite liquid, whereupon
it is poured into various molds. When the molds are filled, they are
cooled down and not submitted to any more heat. The crucible, however,
remains in the fire so that more metal may be melted in it. It is not
allowed to cool down until it has become useless, in which case it is
discarded forever as useless, burnt out matter.
"Am not I a
Master-Founder of all works? If so, and if I procure for Myself the
tools I want, say, can you defy Me at all? Or can you call it defiance
if you are the way you are and cannot be any different from what I want
you to be?
"However, I am not
a hard master, but a loving one, even prepared to remove My crucibles
from their permanent heat if they so desire and are willing to adapt
themselves to the order of My free works. If they are not willing and
prefer to remain forever My crucibles, it suits Me all right, for it
saves Me getting new ones. But if they remain crucibles, they are what
they have to be and never what they want to be. For a tool cannot be
any different from the way I want it and shape it.
would-be defiance, which gives you pleasure, is nothing more than an
illusion originating in your great blindness. For just as a pot cannot
say to the potter, 'I am as I want to be,' considering that the potter
turns and shapes it as he wants it - you cannot tell Me that you are
the way you want to be since you have to be as I want it! But I, as
Eternal Love itself, allow you in your judgment sufficient freedom to
enable you to feel and understand your state of torment so that you can
change it if you so desire. If not, you must remain how and what you
are, not because you want it this way, but because it is My will!
"If, however, you
wish to improve your lot, I shall put another tool in your place to
serve Me as you have done. Say now whatever you like, it does not make
any difference to Me whether you remain what you are or whether I
replace you by another tool! "
'At this Satan is quite startled and at a loss what to say.
adherents, however, cry: "Oh, Lord, if this is the position, deliver us
from our long-endured torment and replace us by new, useful tools. We
have had enough suffering and have become quite brittle in the fire.
Therefore, have mercy upon us and reform us, o Lord, according to Your
kindness and love!"
'Hearing this from
his adherents, Satan roars and howls in a rage: "Don't you want to
participate in my greatness? Well, then I shall not remain what God
wants, but what I myself shall wish to be! Agree with me!"
Cry his adherents:
"Fool, could you ever will anything that is not God's will? Is not your
would-be free will God's will? Whatever you will, you cannot do it out
of yourself but it will, at all times, be God's will within you, your
forever unconquerable judge! You may remain under compulsion of the
Lord's judgment, but we have been seized by His mercy, which is holding
us and we shall follow the better path."
Say I: "Then arise,
you wretched beings, and be released! But you, the one, please yourself
and stay what you are. Whatever you will now want to do will not be
your will but My Divine will and your will within you shall be forever
My judgment within you!
addition to this thorough enlightenment, I allow you a short respite to
enable you to ponder on the position and state in which you find
yourself. If you do want to improve your lot, it will be done. If not,
you will stay what you are until the last prisoner in the present
period of creation has arisen from the path of the flesh. What will
happen to you after that, I alone know in all infinity."
At these words,
Satan utters a loud cry and rushes out the door, whilst his adherents
throw away their dragon armor and stand there as a thousand completely
naked souls of very wretched appearance, asking to be healed and
relieved of their considerable pains.
I once more summon
Martin, Borem, and also Chorel, and tell them to lead these wretched
beings to the refreshing bath. The three immediately do as told, and
the thousand wretches find relief in their bath.
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