About the Secrets of Our Living Earth
We have taken over our earth's surface and even want to conquer space with the help of technology. And yet we know practically nothing about the inside of the enormous globe, which we walk over each day. We go down deep to exploit desired natural resources, but there is only speculation about what really is inside the earth.
However, in the Revelations by Jesus to Jakob Lorber, we are shown that the earth is not just dead matter, but rather a living being with two sexes and an animal organism. This is especially clear from the book "Earth and Moon". If the earth itself were not alive, the beings on it could not live either.
Here we learn about the inner construction of the earth with its organs, such as heart, lung, spleen, and kidney. Circulation is evidenced in the form of magma flows, through the earth's mouth. We experience how the earth nourishes itself and how, through the main emptying channel, the rotation of the earth is caused. The earth also breathes and the tides result from this. The moon plays only a small role between low tide and high tide. This will become clear later when a fitting explanation is given.
The earth did not originally come from the sun, as do the other planets. Rather, it was born out of the "Primeval Central Sun" (see the chapter on the Universe), and has received additional formation from our sun. The moon is a great child of the earth, which gave birth not only to this moon but also to a significant number of comets. The earth will exist for a tremendous period of time until, at the end of its life, it will smoulder out in the sun.
In the little book "Der Grossglockner", we learn that the mountains of the earth with their glaciers give great significance to the fertility of the land. In this connection we are also pointed to the environmental consequences of the disappearing glaciers.
A selection of texts from the New Revelation follows
The lungs and respiration of the Earth
[EM.01_008,01] As you know, it is absolutely necessary for a physical organism to have a pair of lungs as well as a heart and stomach. Every animal has a breathing organ. Even plants possess faculties for breathing through which they inhale and exhale every twenty-four hours.
 The breathing of the Earth's body may be observed very easily at the seashore, where the water rises and falls regularly. Anybody can thus conclude that such an observable occurrence can only have an internal cause, and cannot be caused externally.
 Should you not understand this, fill a bathtub with water and suspend a big metal ball above it at a distance of approximately 11 yards (10 meters). Then make the magnetised ball swing in a circle above the bathtub and observe the water. You will see that the water remains totally still. Now, let someone lie in the tub and breathe normally. Anyone observing the water will be convinced that, with every breath the person in the tub takes, the water rises, and, as he exhales, the water recedes. What you see here on a small scale happens on a much larger scale as far as the Earth is concerned.
 When the Earth inhales air, the softer abdominal area of the Earth, which is usually covered by the ocean, dilates, and the ocean water that is contained above it rises higher at the shores. When the Earth's lungs expel the breath again, the abdominal area sinks lower, and the ocean's water recedes again from the shore.
 This had to be mentioned before so you understand that the earth breathes and for that must have the tools to breathe forming with other organs the entrails and as such the inner parts of the earth.
The first 2 periods of development of the Earth
[GGJ 08.071.01] When the Earth in its beginning was only that much developed that above its waters only a few bigger and smaller islands were beginning to rise up, which were covered with the mud of the sea, I soon, from My wisdom and My will, placed all kinds of seeds of plants in the fertile mud. And look, then such islands became then also soon overgrown, first with all kinds of rare grass, herbs, and with small and later also extremely big trees.
 When those islands were overgrown, I then put also eggs or seeds in it for the formation of an animal world that was suitable for the Earth in that condition, which first only existed of all kinds of little and later bigger worms, then of insects and finally, when the dried soil contained already food in abundance, also of gigantic animals. Their task was to feed themselves with the still very coarse herbs and branches of the trees, and to fertilize the soil more and more with their manure, and finally also with their deceased gigantic bodies, of which the bones are still remnants that can be found in the deep holes and shafts of the Earth.
 From the decay of such animals developed, according to My will, again a large number of new animals in the form of smaller and bigger worms and from that, again in the form of all kinds of insects.
 Let us call this now a separate period of development of the Earth. But it is of course obvious that before that, the earthly body underwent already numberless times all kinds of changes, because this condition could never be possible without those processes. But all such events are as little your concern as for instance those of a grain of wheat that has been put into the soil until the moment when finally a very useful, completely ripe and blessed fruit will come out of the seed. In short, now I have shown you the Earth in its 1 st
period of fertilization and blossom in which all kinds of seeds for herbs and trees were put in the upper layer of its soil, and eggs for all kinds of animals. And for all that, the foundation was laid in the water already a long time ago, because certain and very diverse water plants and water animals are in every respect clearly a lot older than the animals of the continent and the animals of the sky.
 Through My words you have now seen the first formation of a fertile soil, and by that you had to imagine that for better animals
- and even less for human beings - there was no possibility to exist on this early fertile soil. But this sour condition was nevertheless necessary, for without this condition, no second and more perfect one could follow, no more than when a riper and finally completely ripe fruit on a tree can never come out without the preceding meagre sour bud.
 But for the ripening of a fruit on a tree there are, after the formation of the meagre sour bud, certainly still a number of stages of development needed, which of course only My eye can detect with precision - and this is also absolutely necessary for the ripening process of a celestial body.
 Now we have seen the development of the Earth unto the stage of a meagre sour bud. What is exactly happening with a tree in the early springtime when the meagre sour bud swells up completely and becomes green and juicy? Look, it bursts open, urged from the inside, throws away its covering so to speak overboard into the sea of transition and dissolution, and deploys itself to a greater perfection, so that then, from its centre, the leaves can unfold as necessary companions of the next blossom, leading to the development of the fruit. Even if a tree, as already observed, is only a meagre comparison for the development of a celestial body, it still can give you a good image from which you, in a very simplified form, can deduce how much is needed before a celestial body becomes suitable to carry and to feed people of your kind.
 This 1 st
period or the first stage of the still coarse and uncultivated manner to fertilize the Earth comes to an end after many thousands of years as they are now calculated on Earth, for at that time no specific seasons existed for this Earth, and those that existed already, lasted a little longer than those of now.
 This 1 st
period which we have seen, perished by storms of fire from the interior of the Earth that were allowed or rather carefully determined, and after a great number of earthly years as we know them now, bigger parts of land raised up from the depths of the seas of the Earth, already provided with mountains and covered with an already very fertile mud.
 From My wisdom and My will, more perfect seeds were put into this mud at the right time, and soon it looked already luxuriant on the bigger parts of land of the still young Earth.
 Now, when there was again a great amount of food on those different bigger parts of land, in the wisest order I immediately provided for a greater number of already more developed, little and big consumers. Bigger animals inhabited the water between the parts of land, and the bigger parts of land had their big animals that ate the new plants, herbs and trees that grew on the bottom.
 Various grasses, plants, herbs, bushes and gigantic trees still produced the seed and could reproduce, but the greatest part grew still out of the fertile soil of the parts of land, just like the mushrooms. The animals came into being in nearly the same way as the Nile crocodiles in Egypt, more precisely from eggs. They were able to live in the air as well as in the water and could also feed themselves with water plants and the plants on the parts of land where it still was by far not dry enough.
 In this progressing period of development of the Earth that was in a certain way important for the fruit bearing plant life and animal life, it could not look pleasantly dry, just as little as with the more and more unfolding buds of the tree, for if they would be dry, then this would not be good for the blossom and the following fruit."
The development of the Earth until the pre-Adamites
The 2 nd
prehistoric period of development lasted again - calculated in present-day earthly years - for a to you unspeakably long time. But the Earth was by far still not fit to carry warm-blooded animals, not to mention human beings, no matter how inferior they may be. Therefore, also this one perished, just like the first one, and after that, it lasted again a very long time before there was a 3 rd
preparatory period of development.
[GGJ.072.02] Of course, between the one and the other prehistoric main period, there were also a few very stormy intermediate periods of which in the beginning only I as Creator know best the meaning and finally also the spirit to whom I want to reveal it.
 Out of the many necessary processes of development came forth a 3 rd
period. Now already very big lands are rising up from the sea, driven by the inner fire of the Earth - this of course according to My will. The vegetation becomes even more richly diverse and is still of a gigantic kind, and this is the same with the animals. But also this period, which lasted also extremely long and which we could compare in a certain way with the blossom of a tree, was just as the other 2 preceding periods still by far not fit to serve man as a habitation. Therefore, also this one perished and buried its proceedings, just as the 1 st
and 2 nd
period in the vegetable as well as in the animal sphere, but not as deep as the first one.
 After that, there were again a few intermediate periods, and after a long time a 4 th
preliminary period of development broke out. The pieces of land became again much larger, the vegetation became also again much luxuriant, and in the water, on the already drier lands and also in the air it became very lively with all kinds of little as well as larger animals. There were even already warm-blooded mammals that did no more come into this world by means of eggs but by way of natural procreation, and consequently they gave birth to living young ones, with the exception of the water animals, some large amphibians, the birds, worms and insects.
 This 4 th
prehistoric main period lasted extraordinarily long. Already then, the sun shone from time to time on the surface of the Earth, and on a few trees there was already a fruit that became visible, which however you would not have found so tasteful, but for the animal world of that time it served nevertheless as a good food.
 Also in this 4 th
prehistoric period of development, there was nothing on this Earth that looked like a human being.
 Again, great transformations came upon the Earth and these buried for the greatest part everything what in that time you would have called a creature, and from this period you have found a lot of what is buried under the surface of the Earth, but much of it was fundamentally different in many ways from the products of the first 3 periods.
 After a very long time, while there was already a greater rest and order on the Earth, and still after many very big storms on the Earth, we can see now a 5 th
period that comes along in which the Earth will be prepared. Again, out of the depth of the sea, great pieces of land are rising up that joins the pieces of land, which already existed from the preceding periods, and formed in this way already complete continents.
 In this 5th period, the most and highest mountains on Earth come into existence. Their very high tops are destroyed by lightning, and then, enormous earthquakes and streams of water that come from mighty cloudbursts push them into the deep valleys and clefts of the Earth. By that, extensive plains and less broad valleys and flat pieces of land are formed on which everything can grow better.
 With the beginning of this period, the Earth is brought into a regular orbit around the sun. Day and night and also the seasons are changing regularly, although still with all kinds of deviations, because the fluctuations of the poles of the Earth are still - and still have to be - very great during this period.
 In this period, during which a lasting continent had already been formed, the regular cycles of ocean currents alternating about every 14 000 years are beginning. These currents alternately flood step by step the southern half of the Earth and then the northern half, to form fertile soil over the often extensive stony deserts. For after about 14.000 years the sea has put so much fertile slab on the waste plains of gravel and the valleys that then, when the sea retreats again and the mud is left behind to become a more firm soil, they are extremely fertile.
 During this 5 th
period, more than a 1.000 times a 1.000 years were needed before all the well-situated pieces of the surface of the Earth were completely suitable for a new creation of a great number of the most various plants, like grasses, herbs, bushes and trees, and furthermore also for all kinds of animals and pre-Adamic human beings.
 During this period we can already see a great variety of fruit trees and other fruit-bearing vegetation for all kinds for animals and for the at that time prehistoric human beings. But there is still no question of agriculture, although the prehistoric human beings are using already herds of certain animals and live a rough nomad existence, have no clothing and built no houses or huts, but they built certain strong habitations and resting nests on the thick branches of the trees, just like the birds, and they make provisions of food of which they eat something every now and then. When the supply is consumed, they go in groups hunting for food again. When it becomes real cold - because during this period, also the snow appears in considerable amounts - these people travel together to warmer regions with their animals that consist of mammoths, big deer, cows, goats and sheep, and also the elephant, the rhinoceros and the unicorn, all kinds of apes and also birds belong to it.
 More at the end of this period comes the donkey, the camel, the horse and the pig, and these prehistoric human beings can also control these animals, for they possess so much instinctive reason that they have a say over the named animals and they also can use them, partly as pack animals, partly for hunting and partly for obtaining milk and wool with which they can well cover their nests and can make for themselves a soft place to lay down.
 They actually do not have a language in the manner as it is spoken now among the people, but they still have - since they are very perfected animals - certain articulated sounds, signs and gestures, and they can make themselves understand mutually to make clear what they need, and they also help one another. When someone becomes sick - usually because of old age - then he surely knows the herb that will help him, and if he cannot go and search it anymore, the others will do it for him.
 But starting a fire and using it, that they cannot do. If however they would have seen how the Adamites did it later on, they would have imitated it because the urge to imitate prevails with them, and their intelligence with a certain measure of free will is already largely above the intelligence of an ape, no matter how perfect he may be. Thus, they also could learn to speak in our manner, but they never could invent wise words out of themselves.
 As human beings however, they were gigantic and extremely strong, and they had also such strong teeth that they could use them as cutting instruments. So also, they had a very strongly developed sense of odour and feeling and they could sense already from afar when something hostile was coming to them. With their eyes and their will they restrained the animals, and now and then, also the nature spirits.
 Although this 5 th
prehistoric period of development lasted for many 1.000 times 1.000s of years, among these human beings there was still not any progress noticeable in their culture, but they continued to live their monotonous nomad life, and therefore, they only were a preliminary manure for the present-day human generation that resembles Me in every respect.
 The colour of their rather still densely haired skin was between dark and light gray. Only in the south there were also races without hair. Their outer appearance was very similar with that of the black people [blackamoors, translator] of our time. Until Adam, they reproduced and spread in the lowlands and dense forests, but they never settled on the mountains."
The last 2 periods of Earth development
[GGJ.073.01] During the time of Adam by which the 6 th
period begins, the Earth needed again to go partly through great changes by fire and water, and during this occasion, the described pre-Adam generation, together with their domestic animals perished almost completely, as well as the many forests and other animals that were in it, which could not be considered as domestic animals. Only a few species of birds survived, as well as the animals in the mountains and in the waters of the Earth.
 The described prehistoric men survived here and there, but only few in number, and they lived with the Adamites until the time of Noah in Asia. However, they regressed slowly because they could not find sufficient food that was suitable for them. But still, in a few regions deep in the south of Africa and on a few greater islands of the vast Earth, a few declined descendants of the 5 th
period can be found. They are however still totally wild, although here and there they adopted a somewhat higher civilization from the descendants of Cain. They can be trained for different kinds of tasks, but actually they cannot think anything out of themselves. Some of them are better off, because they proceeded from a mixture with the Cainites and later also the Lamechites, but also they, are not fit for a higher and deeper spiritual development.
 This kind of people will still remain there for a long time on the place where they are now and will reproduce, and gradually they will also adopt more civilization from the Adamites. But by that, they still will never become a great people. These are now the pre-Adamites from the 5 th
preparatory period of development of the Earth.
 At the beginning of this period, the Earth received also the moon as companion and regulator of its movement around the sun and around its own axis. Of course, the moon did not have immediately the shape as it has now. Before it received that shape, it also had to go through great stormy periods, which however did not last as long as those of the Earth.
 But do not ask Me now why for the development of a celestial body such an unimaginable long period of time is needed, because that lies determined in My wisdom and order. If the lord of a vineyard could finish all the work in one moment, then what would he do during the whole year? The intelligent owner of a vineyard divides the work for himself, is busy every year, and his daily activity gives him also always a new joy. Look, that is with Me also the case, for I am in the whole of infinity eternally the most active, and therefore also the most happy Being.
 When in springtime, the children of a father of a family are seeing the blossom of the cherry, prune, pear and apple trees in the garden, then they rejoice indeed about it, but they would like to see and taste immediately the ripe fruit instead of only rejoicing at the beautiful blossom. But a wise father says to his still impatient children: 'Just be patient, my lovely children. Everything in this world needs its own time according to God's order, and everything ripens in it. So you also be patient. Also these now blossoming trees will be full of ripe and sweet fruits within a few months, and we will then consume them with the Father in Heaven.' This will then reassure the children.
 And so, you also can be reassured, even if you still cannot already see everywhere on this Earth the completely ripe fruits of My teaching. At the right time they surely will become ripe. For you surely can imagine that I did not straw the living seed of My Word among you for nothing and in vain. However, there still cannot be a complete ripening in one day.
 Look, when according to My order, already for a tree a certain time is needed, then this is certainly even more needed for an earth according to this same order. For it is not enough that a planet is present in the big space of ether as a very big mass of stone, soil and water, for such a mass would be completely dead, and nothing could grow and live on it. But a planet that must carry and feed living things must first become alive itself. And what is again necessary for that is first - just like a big animal - that it will internally organically be completely developed by means of all kinds of influences and processes.
 Although, in every developing celestial body - just like in an embryo in the body of the mother - everything is already present for the complete perfect animal-organic life form, but at the beginning of the development, everything lies as if chaotically mixed up. Only gradually, order comes, and next an organic living whole. How this order works, I know, because I as the only One, am installing the fundamental order in everything. However, when you will be completed in spirit, you also will perceive how this order works.
 From these periods of development, which I have now explained to you as simple and as clearly as possible, you can still conclude something else from it, more precisely what the actual cause is, why the prophet Moses divided the creation in 6 days.
 Thus, those 6 days are the 6 periods that were shown to you, which every created being has to go through, firstly naturally and further - like is the case with you human beings - also for the ripening and perfecting of his soul and his spirit.
 Only after that, comes the 7 th
period of rest, and that is the happiest eternal life. That 7 th
period is called 'rest' because there is no more compulsion, no more judgment and no more frightening worries that are pressing on the perfected spirit. But his existence changes eternally into the fullest might of knowledge, insight and the completely free will.
In order to facilitate an entry into the wealth of the new Revelation by Jesus to the prophet Jacob Lorber,
I briefly describe here a selected number of topics, provided with text excerpts.
- The Universe and Alien Civilizations
- About the Secrets of Our Living Earth
- Where do the souls of animals go?
- The Prehistory of Mankind (the story of Adam & Eve)
- The Nature of the Human Being
- The art of staying healthy with age
- Improving the human brain
- Why does God tolerate injustice, mischief and war?
- Dreams, Visions and Faces
- About Prayer
- How Angels accompany us
- Getting to know Jesus
- Prophesy and Return of Jesus
- The Death phenomenon
- Burial or Cremation
- About life after Death and in the Beyond
- About suicide
- Premature death of Children
- The nature of God
- The Origin of the New Testament
- The detailed Explanation of God’s Order, His Commandments
- Finding the right marriage partner
- Where do religions come from?
- Mature and immature Souls and their activities in Mankind
- Jesus and the Miracles
- Organ Donation
About the Secrets of Our Living Earth, Jakob Lorber.
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