Prophets, Joshua 11:18-11:20: Joshua made war a long time with all these kings. There was not a city that made peace with the children of Israel, save the Hivites, the inhabitants of Gibeon; they took all in battle.
For it was from the Lord to harden their hearts, (that they should come) against Israel in battle, that they might destroy them completely, and that they might have no favor, that they might destroy them as the Lord had commanded Moses.
My Response: This is about our inner desires which we must cover with the intention “for the sake of the Creator” and transform from reception into bestowal. Yet not by our actions but by our intentions. That is the whole problem. With intentions, you do not know how much work you still have to do and whether you are doing it correctly because you must act completely on your own. And when the Creator indicates against whom to act there is no choice.
Question: But at the same time, the Creator also points to egoistic desires: “Stand up, fight against Israel!” He confronts me with my desires. And this is called help?
Answer: The Creator’s help is in that you are defeated. In the state of descent you discover your weakness, complete powerlessness, and you can ask. You must not defeat anyone except your egoism! Therefore, all the work is aimed at weakening your ego.
Your “I” is the intention: what you want to achieve! And your nature is the egoistic desire. And that is why such a duality awakens in you all the time.
Question: And what is not mine in me?
Answer: The intention to give, to love, to connect with others. Something that sometimes awakens in you and subconsciously does not give you peace. This is not yours; it is the help of the Creator from above.
Question: And I ask for this to come?
Answer: Yes, although you do not ask for it yourself. The Creator awakens this request in you and provides all possible assistance. And help can be “for” and “against.”
In this case, the help is “against” when egoistic desires are heated up and they say: “Go to Israel!” This is the same as when the Creator said to Moses: “Come unto Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart.” That is, “I have warmed him up against you. So, he is ready. But I am with you, don’t worry, go!”
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 8/2/21