Fire As Judge
Events to come Before the Second Coming of Christ
Every effort should be made to understand Judgment less as the result of the “wrath of God” and more a consequence of our own actions.
If we can accept, for instance, that fire is hot and water is wet and both are natural forces following set laws, we should not be surprised if we are burned by the flames of a fire and drown in the depths of water. The consequence being the judgment. Just as we cannot blame others for our own acts of foolishness Our loving Creator should not be blamed for our foolish actions. In this context judgment is not a blame. It is an objective consequence within the laws of Creation.
In the end we are our own judge and condemn ourselves.
Great Gospel of John Book 8, Chapter 51
 (The Lord:) “Therefore, let everyone be full of meekness and humility, and thereby you will show each other the greatest and truest human honour and live together in peace and harmony.
 Ambition and pride, however, bring forth discontent, vexation, contempt, resentment, anger and, finally, vengeance, war and its evil consequences. The arrogant and ambitious person is also full of selfishness and greed; and because he wants to gain everything for himself alone, in order to enhance his worldly importance, this sadly results in thousands around him possessing nothing and having to live in the greatest poverty and need. This was the case at the time of Noah and will be even more so in the latter days of the new heathendom.
 This evil and totally hellish state among men is the judgment they will be preparing for themselves. The vast number of the poor and oppressed will finally rise against their arrogant oppressors and get rid of them. That will be a second Deluge through the fire of wrath of the in the end too mightily oppressed poor.
 Also a natural fire will at that time devastate many places, for out of extreme worldly greed men – like noxious worms – will be penetrating into the depths of the earth, there to seek – and also find – all kinds of treasures. However, when they will have reached the mighty deposits of the earth’s buried forests, which they will be using for firing, the melting of metals and many other things, the final judgment they have prepared for themselves will be at their door.
 Those who will be living in the large cities of the earth’s kings and mighty will have to suffer most.
 So do remain at all times meek and humble and thereby in the true love for your fellowman, then there will not be any judgment among you, for where in those days people will be living within My order, no final judgment will come to pass.”
The preceding is an excerpt from The Great Gospel of John by Jakob Lorber.