“And here now was no remedy, neither in Heaven, nor in this world, they were captivated in hard slavery, in misery and death; the abyss of hell held the Soul, and the Spirit of the World held the body captive. Death and corruption was in the body; and there was nothing else in them but enmity to itself; proceeding from the that essences of the stars, wherein one source strives against the other, and one breaks [or destroys] the other with greater pain and torment to the body, with trembling and shrieking; and at last comes corruption and death, as it is before our eyes.”
“There the Devil got the game for the Kingdom of the World to be his again, he got an entrance into Man, and he could reach into the essences of his soul; for they were now both in one kingdom.
“He [the Devil] supposed; [saying:] the Kingdom of this World is thine, thou shall sport thyself according to thy power with the Image of Man, which should have possessed the Throne, his spirit is in the Kingdom; and so the Devil mocked God in his mind, [saying;] where is now the noble image, which thou didst create to rule over my throne? Am not I lord of the great Might of the Fire? … I fly up above the Thrones of Virtue and Strength, and no might can withstand me.” ~Jacob Boehme
Boehme says there is no remedy now for the horrors of the fallen realm of matter that we are trapped in. No remedy now, but that doesn’t mean there will never be one. In truth, throughout the ages mystics have found the remedy which is to awaken and develop the spirit and soul. But in the past, that was a very difficult process so few could do it. Now we have the Sun of Righteousness shining down on us sending a greater flow of spiritual energy to help us awaken. Soon there will be the complete remedy, which is the transformation of the realm of matter back into spirit.
Captivated in Slavery
When Boehme says we are “captivated in hard slavery” he means that while we are in the material world, we are, to a great degree, serving the powers of darkness, the Devil, or Demiurge. We may not be doing so intentionally, but that doesn’t change the facts. If we embrace the concepts of materialism, we are slaves. We are like the teenager who has a crush on a celebrity known only through their movies or public appearances. The teen has never met the celebrity in real life, never seen them without the movie land professional makeup and wardrobe, yet they are in love with them. Being in love with material goods is just as unrealistic because matter is an illusion. When you embrace an illusion, you are enslaved by darkness.
Death and Corruption
Death and corruption are in the body, but it isn’t limited to the body. Death and corruption is a prime attribute of the realm of matter. In this world nothing lasts forever, nothing stays young and healthy, nothing stays alive without killing and eating other beings except most plants. Foolish people say we shouldn’t question this, that there must be a good reason for it if God made it this way. But that is why you should question it because there is no way the real God would have made a place of death and destruction. The fact that it is like that is proof that this dimension was not created by God. God wants us to free ourselves from spiritual slavery. Continue reading “Slavery of Spirit and Breaking Free from It”