| Noah’s Ark – The Lord tells the true Story of the Flood
Noah’s Ark – The True Story of the Flood
THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD – A reading from Volume 3, Chapters 352 -357
Received through the inner word by Jakob Lorber in 1843/44
Chapter 352 – Sorrow and sadness of the Lord
1. This is what happened when the Lord instructed Noah to go into the ark:
2. When the sky became mightily cloudy and the clouds began to shroud the nearby mountain peaks in a thick night and the depths over immeasurable distances steamed like a burning city, the Lord, as full of melancholy and sadness, came to Noah and said to him:
3. “Noah, do not be afraid; for behold, I, the Lord of all creation and of all things, am with you to protect you against any hardship which I am now going to allow to come over the world, because the people who became evil want it like that!
4. See, see, how sad it looks now on this old earth! The people’s art has without their knowledge and volition, released the imprisoned, evil primordial spirits of this earth prematurely, whereby all heavens would be jeopardized, without a judgment. Therefore, the space from the earth to the moon is now filled with such spirits. And if it wasn’t for the locally glowing clouds, caused by the raging and roaring freed evil spirits in it, no light at all would reach the surface of the earth, and it would be here such dense night, that all life would suffocate; for the sun’s light can never penetrate through such masses of clouds and vapors!
5. But the people of the depths have no fear! They illuminate their cities with torches and big oil lamps and having fun doing it; they still court and let them be courted, and hold banquets, games and dances, while I, their Creator, mourn them and cannot help them, as to not destroy them in their spirits forever!
6. O you my Noah, this is a tough stand for a father who sees his children standing in front of the abyss, but cannot and may not help them, except through an anewed rugged imprisonment which there is the impending inevitable judgment! – What should I say to that?
7. See, on this earth in regions far away from here, there are living descendants of Cain! For them a dirty (tarnished, not directly from God) revelation was enough, and they are still living in My order until this very hour; and the few among them who more or less have sometimes ballasted their conscience by their faulty actions, are now wrenching their hands to Me and begging Me for mercy, in this global night of the approaching judgment!
8. But I tell you: Behold, I will have mercy on them in their hour of need; but this great region which is inhabited by My children mixed with the children of the world, will now experience My merciless judgment!
9. But before I will let the water fall from the clouds to the earth, I will still for seven days startle the people in the depths by all kinds of phenomena and where possible to compel them to escape to here!
10. We thus will wait here for seven days in this night, and I want to create a path of dim light from here to Hanoch and even further, so that no one should miss the way to here who still wants to save himself; and should someone come here, and even if it is Fungar-Hellan himself, he shall be accepted into the ark!”
11. After this speech a streak of dim light stretched from the heights to Hanoch and beyond; and the Lord opened the spiritual sight of Noah so that he could look at the depths together with the Lord; but they saw no one leaving the city.
12. Formidable cries occurred like thunder; but no one took note of it. In Hanoch fires erupted and many were in great fear and terror about it; but no one wanted to move out of town. Underground waters pushed upwards and put the squares and streets of Hanoch man deep under water; then the poor fled to the nearby hills, but the rich took boats and barges and sailed jubilantly on squares and streets, but no one went to the heights.
13. And such calamities lasted for seven days in the depths; and yet no one took note.
14. And then the Lord’s patience broke, and He led Noah to the ark.
Chapter 353 – Noah goes into the ark, then the earth breaks
1. But when Noah together with the Lord arrived at the ark, the Lord said to him: “Noah, go now into the box with your whole house; for I have found you as the only righteous before Me!
2. But take from the pure creatures each seven animals and from the unclean beasts only one pair; but everywhere a male and a female, – likewise also of the birds under the heavens each seven, the male and its female, so that the seed stays alive on the face of the earth!
3. For after seven days, starting from this moment, I will let it rain for forty days and forty nights, and destroy everything in this region of the earth, which has a living being, that I have created!”
4. Noah fell here before the Lord on his knees and worshiped Him for the great mercy which the Lord had bestowed on him.
5. But the Lord lifted Noah from the ground and said to him: “Noah, you thinking now, why it is so, that I’ve previously already ordered you to take from all beasts, without distinction, only one pair into the ark, but now from the clean animals seven pairs of every kind, including the fowls of the air without distinction; only with the unclean animals, it had to remain with a couple!
6. See, the reason lies therein: Previously I thought in My heart with my averted omniscience: ‘The people from the depths will come anyway and will be looking for protection here!’
7. And, behold, I did not wanted to ask Myself in My omniscience, if the people who I have called so many times, will do so! But since I have looked at them now, I saw no will anymore, for all their spirits were consumed by the flesh and the world, and I also saw that nobody will come!
8. Therefore you should instead of the impurest people who have sunk below all animals, take on more of the clean animals and also more of the birds under the heavens! In addition, the animals will come in handy on the new earth!
9. You now understand this, thus go and act accordingly! But do not take any artificial light into the box; for I Myself will illuminate your box out of Me! Amen.”
10. Here Noah went and did everything as the Lord had commanded him; but the Lord was with him and helped Noah to do everything.
11. When Noah had achieved everything in the greatest order with the help of Lord, he went into the ark in his six hundredth year of age, namely on the seventeenth day of the other month, which according to the current time calculation was the 17th of February.
12. When Noah with all his people and all the animals were inside the ark, the Lord Himself took the big gate of the ark and closed the same with His own hands, and blessed by the box; and thus Noah was safe now and the Lord Himself guarded the box.
13. But when Noah thus was save now, the Lord raised His almighty hand and commanded the clouds to let the rain come down on to the earth in mighty floods, and also the powerful fountains in the earth, to push the water from below to the surface of the earth. And the fountains opened in the great depths as well as the floodgates of the heavens.
14. There were countless mighty gushers on the surface of the earth which drove its waters to the clouds, and from the clouds the rain fell like waterfalls from high snow mountains, whereby the water level grew so quickly that the people could not flee on to the mountains; and those who still managed to flee on to the mountains, were flung back down by powerful floods crushing down over the rocks and drowned.
15. Only a few succeeded with the strength of despair to reach the heights of Noah. When they under constant lightning flashes saw this enormous rescue box, they cried for help and rescue; but the Lord’s power drove them away and they hurried to the highest mountain peaks and climbed with bleeding hands to the top. But lightning tore them from the walls and threw them down into fast growing floods.
Chapter 354 – The flight of the lords of Hanoch
1. But the terrible rain drove Mahal back into the cave where he walked up and down and sometimes looked in amazement and half in despair to the outside, how the most powerful water currents crushed over rocks, and tore the earth with it, uprooted the largest trees and then hurled them with appalling violence to the depths and even entire rocks came loose and with a thousand thunder bluster rolled down into the trenches and canyons!
2. Although he was a great friend of the great natural spectacles, this was a little too much for him; for now he saw, the otherwise heroic Mahal, the apparent demise all the world and of himself. He therefore trembled from great fear and said to himself:
3. “O Lord, – verily, Your power one only gets to know in Your righteous anger! Even if You are wonderfully great, holy and exalted in Your peace, the by routine dulled person pays little attention to it and may, Lord, easily forget about you; but such a scene of Your power, shows the blunted and in his stupidity proud throbbing worm of the earth, that You, Lord, are very formidable endlessly more than the, in your peace, so pompous man!
4. If only I would not be so alone here, this scene could be looked at in an edifying manner; but so completely forsaken by all living society, it is quite desperate horrible, to wait for the certain destruction of all things and also one’s own!
5. O Lord, takes me from this world, and let me no longer be a witness of this Your most terrifying judgment! Your holy will be done!”
6. When Mahal thus finished his soliloquy, three refugees came from the depths and sought shelter in this cave. This was for Mahal a highly desirable appearance, so that he had someone to share with him this most distressful situation!
7. He therefore immediately went to meet the three asylum seekers and welcomed them and asked them who they were.
8. And the three said, “We are the three biggest fools from the depths! A few days ago we still thought to be the masters of Hanoch and thus also of the whole world; but now the old God has shown us that only He is the Lord alone! We therefore fled to here, driven by the terrible water flood, and perhaps are already the only survivors from Hanoch; for there everything is already many fathoms deep under water and mud! – Our names are: – Gurat, Fungar-Hellan and Drohuit!”
9. Here Mahal screamed and said: “O Lord, what a wonderful providence! Your biggest enemies You have led here and have them given as in my hand!
10. Know who I am?! – Look, I am Mahal, who often spoke to you about this judgment! But your ears were clogged! Now you have your own work before your eyes, the terrible judgment of God! What are you now saying to this? Where is now your power and glory?!”
11. Here the three were frightened and tried to escape from the grotto; but at that moment the Lord stepped into the cave and was immediately recognized by all four. 12. Henceforth what further!
Chapter 355 – Judgment
1. But Mahal, when he saw the Lord, went before Him, fell as a repentant penitent on his face and said:
2. “O Lord of heaven and earth, almighty God, my holy, most loving Father! I have sinned greatly against your heart in these my last few days; yes, I have heavily sinned against Your most sacred heart, which is filled with the most endless, eternal, fatherly love! O You holy Father, You eternal love, will I, a miserable worm of the dust and of nothingness, ever again find mercy and grace before Your most holy countenance?”
3. And the Lord said: “Mahal, My son, who was lost and who now had let himself found again by Me, arise! For I, Your eternal, Holy Father, say to you: Nobody has fallen so far from My eternal and infinite love, that I will not accept him anymore, if he would come to me in the repentant knowledge of his sin!
4. But who does not come, has written his own judgment on his forehead; for I hold nobody against his free, by Me given will and draw no-one against such will!
5. The only thing that I, the Almighty, do, is to call My children to come to Me, the only, eternal, true Father! Blessed are those who hear the call, and once they hear it, convert themselves!
6. I now have called, taught and warned My children for two thousand years; but they did not wanted to heed those My loving, fair warnings, but only put their ears to the old lie mouth of Satan, and he has shown them the ways to perdition. And they walked for so long tirelessly on these ways, until they reached what now has come over them and over this whole region of the earth!
7. Not I called this judgment over the earth and I am not its creator, – but here these three are! They wanted to destroy the earth, and now they have their work in front of their eyes!
8. Out of rage against Me, their Creator, they foolhardily have stung holes into the earth, and Satan guided them straight to those points of the earth, where its pulses are lying the shallowest. There they tore with their acid and with their grains from hell, the tight skin off the veins of the earth, and the most powerful currents and vapors began to break through, compelled by the heaviness of the surface skin of the earth. And this now all devastating and killing tide over this their region of the earth is now the fruit of their zeal for hell!”
9. At these words the three began stupendously to tremble; for they knew quite well that their iniquity have brought death to millions, and how they were almost solely guilty of this judgment.
10. But at that point the Lord called Satan; and when he, burning of rage, stood there in an instant, the Lord said to him: “Miserable tempter of My forbearance, love and patience! Behold, here are standing your most faithful servants; they have accomplished your plan masterfully! What reward will you give them now for it?”
11. And Satan said: “Didn’t they had everything on earth for which their hearts thirsted?! What reward are they still expecting henceforth?! Death is their fate!”
12. Here, the Lord said: “Have you heard it, how your master rewards his servants? Are you satisfied with that?”
13. Here the three began to howl of fear and anxiety and asked the Lord for help.
14. And the Lord said: “That you only say due to the fear in you, but you have no regrets! Therefore depart from Me you servants of Satan, and suffer with him your wickedness in his fire!”
15. Here a powerful lightning struck through the cave and killed the three, and the Lord’s power then drove the four spirits to hell.
16. But Mahal clung to the Lord; and He led him out of the cave towards the ark. 17. Henceforth what further!
Chapter 356 – The end of Mahal – his spirit as Seraph
1. Arriving at the ark, Mahal asked the Lord for the death of the body, for he could not endure it an longer, for the mighty rain to pour over his weak body and to feel be terrible cold feverishly in all his fibers.
2. And the Lord said: “Mahal, how can you complain about the rain and coldness in such My extraordinary closeness?! Is it not Me who gave the cherub its glow, the seraph its luster, and all suns fire, light and heat out of Me?!
3. Do you think this rain would drench you and make your limbs freeze, if you would be completely near Me in your heart?!
4. Oh, not at all! I tell you: Every drop which falls on your head would be a refreshment to you, as it now is for the tired and semi-killed earth, over which this flood had to come so that it would not die and perishes under the abuse of the people!
5. These floods will cure and cicatrize the wounds of the earth again, and it will recover and heal and will once again serve the people and animals as a dwelling place!
6. Thus it should be the case with you too! Also over you must first come a flood through the great activity of your love and therefrom emerging repentance; this will heal you and warm you up to eternal life out of Me in your spirit!
7. As your love, so your spirit! Is your love alive in Me, also your spirit will be alive out of Me; and that is the true warmth which never can be made cold through all refrigerants, which death has spread throughout infinity by the power of the lie in it!”
8. Here Mahal ignited and spoke from the newly kindled fierceness of his heart: “O You most holy, most highest and loving Father! How endlessly good You must be in Your being, that You with me, a most trivial sinner, so lovingly can engage, as if You had no other being in the whole of infinity to care about!
9. Oh, how incomprehensibly, I repent it now to ever have You so much misunderstand and have so most ungratefully could have wrangled with You, You holy, eternal Love, like a loose jack with his peers! – O Father, You holy, eternal Love, is it still possible that You can forgive me such a sin?”
10. Here the Lord touched Mahal with one finger, and in that moment the mortal body slumped in dust and ashes; but the glorified spirit of Mahal stood as a shining seraph beside the Lord and glorified and praised with immortal lips the Father’s eternal love, which is still in judgment of the same endless fullness, as in peace of the eternal order.
1. But when the Lord had redeemed Mahal from his body, the Flood had lasted for seven days already and the water rose with such rapidity that it in the course of seven days had already reached the point where Mahal was standing with the Lord at the ark; and so also the prediction of the Lord with Mahal was met, after which he would not get rid of his body, until the water will have reached his feet.
2. When the redeemed Mahal had given the Lord the glory, the Lord said to him: “Since you now have been redeemed, your first duty as an angel lies therein that you guide this little world over the floods and will not leave it until all floods will have receded and I come and span over the new earth the arch of peace! – Only from then on, you will be assigned another duty! My will be eternally your strength!”
3. Thereupon the Lord vanished in His extraordinary personality, and Mahal saw, just like the other angels spirits, only the sun of the heavens, where the Lord dwells in the unapproachable light from eternity to eternity.
4. And thus Mahal guided the ark according to the Lord’s will.
5. The water, however, rose above the earth so much, that it had lifted the box after the seventh day of the redemption of Mahal and began to carry it. And then Mahal guided the box, so that it not started to roll with the sweep of the waves, but quietly drifted along like a swan swimming on the quietest, waveless mirror of a lake.
6. Already seven days later the water flooded the highest mountains of this region of the earth up to the highest Himalaya Mountains, which separated the country of Sihinites from all the rest of Asia.
7. And these mountains protruded only fifteen ell above the highest water level; all other highest mountains were at least the same length below the water. Of course, according to the different height ratios, some of the lower mountains were several hundred fathoms under the water.
8. But how and where did the waters of the Flood went? – The main part was Central Asia, where still today the Aral Sea and the Caspian Sea are the remains of the most memorable kind; because where now the Caspian Sea is located, there once stood the exceedingly great and proud Hanoch, and even today some remains of this city could be found, – but of course at a depth of more than a thousand fathoms.
9. And in the place of the Aral Sea was once that lake with its environment and with its water god island, which we also know quite well; also the Baikal- or now Balkhash Lake and Tsany Lake are similar, sinful remains of the pre Flood era in itself sheltering monuments.
10. From these main points the waters flowed mainly towards Siberia, as well as to Europe, which, however, was not inhabited at that stage. Part of it broke to the south, today’s East India, and strongest over Arabia; thus also northern Africa was strongly affected up to the Highlands, from where this land suffered only minor floods. America was only affected a little over Siberia at its northern tip; but the whole south remained entirely free like most of the islands of the great sea.