|Chapter 14||The Household of God, Book 1|
ADAM RECOGNIZES HIS GUILT AND REPENTS
1. And behold, Abel, filled with immense joy at the great grace from above, bent down on his knees and said: "O You great, most holy, good and loving Father, behold here your humble servant before You in the dust, in his profound unworthiness looking up from the depths to You, the Almighty and All-Merciful, in His supreme height. Do listen to a child imploring You for mercy for his weak parents and all his brothers and sisters, and do not withdraw from me the power I received as a great gift from You; but graciously allow it to pour over them for the forgiveness of their sin and for the regaining of the life out of You in the needed might and strength!
2. "And mercifully and graciously change this region at Your pleasure to become fertile so that the weak may find food to strengthen their bodies and are able to quench their thirst at a spring of fresh water and that also useful animals may come to serve them, obeying their will.
3. "O You great, most holy, kind and dear Father, grant my weak supplication that Your holy name may be glorified in the hearts of the repentant!"
4. And now behold and bear what happened when the pious Abel had finished his prayer, which was pleasing to Me. A cooling breeze began to blow over the barren desert and light clouds covered the expanse of heaven. It began to rain upon the entire desert and together with the rain seeds of all kinds fell into the little furrows that had formed thanks to the frequent heavy rains of Jehovah in the otherwise barren sand. And in an instant the wide desert had become green with grass, plants, shrubs and trees in a great variety in their thousands. In the spot where the pious Abel was kneeling and praying to Me in spirit and in truth, a tall tree grew up almost to the clouds with wide-spread branches and broad leaves full of breadfruits of a pleasant and sweet taste. It was named 'Bahahania' (or 'Strength and Refreshment for the Weak'), still today known to you as 'breadfruit tree'.
5. And from the light clouds dripping with blessings, a gentle voice spoke to the pious Ahbel: "Ahbel, thou My dear, liberated son, swing with your left hand the sword over the sleeping, and raise them to repentance and betterment of their actions before Me in future, and be a true example of Him who will come during the great time of the times, and tell them that until then no one will be freed from the law, and that the commandments will hold captive all those until then and even beyond, who will not be partakers of the new-birth by the Son, who will be the way, the light, the truth and the eternal life as the sole conqueror of death.
6. But you are free as an angel of light and will be accepted after the image of the great one Coming will be fully completed in a short time, to whom you must make yourself worthy by your increasing humility, love and piousness in spite of all persecutions and ill-treatment which will come over you from your brethren and sisters for the glorification of My name."
7. And, behold, Ahbel arose mightily from the earth, completely empowered, and hovered, as it were, in the air, as a sign of true freedom, and did as he was commanded.
8. And, behold, new forces of life flowed into the sleeping, and they awakened quickly and straightened themselves and looked in all directions, deeply touched by great astonishment regarding the great and soothing changes of the desert. And they wanted to shout because of joy; but Adam arose and by his side Eve and he said to his children:
9. "Children, do not rejoice and do not revel too early, but weep and first repent together with me and Eve our great sin and consider what we have lost! There is nothing to the earthly paradise and all its advantages, for, as I and you see it with me, the Lord has reconstituted us with so much in His overwhelming, unlimited mercy that we could all easily forget the loss of the opulent properties of the earthly paradise over this new, great, abundant wealth of His too great love. But look at the fast approaching animals of the air as well as the solid earth, look at the grass, the plants, the bushes, and all the trees, large and small, and the flowing air, and ask these things and listen whether there will be an answer anywhere!
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