THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN
VOLUME 4

Jesus' Precepts and Deeds through His Three Years of Teaching

Jesus near Caesarea Philippi (cont.)

- Chapter 41 -
Physical and mental cleanliness. Remote healing.


 
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ays Stahar standing near by and paying close attention: "Wouldn't something like that defile the man for a whole day according to the rules of Moses?"
 
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Says I: "From now on nothing can defile you other than evil and impure thoughts, desires and wishes, malicious gossiping, lies and dishonouring, belittleling and defamation. These are things which can defile people; everything else does defile a person either not at all or only externally on his skin, and therefore he has enough water to clean himself from any external impurities.
 
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Moses primarily gave such rules to the Jews because of their great attachment to impurities in all external matters; since people who already outwardly become real pigs, will even easier become likewise in the heart. Therefore Moses recommended to the Jews especially the outer hygiene.
 
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But the actual cleaning of a person occurs only by true repentance, by the remorse for a committed sin to his neighbour, by the serious intention not to sin anymore and by the thereby complete betterment of life.
 
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If this does not happen, you can spray one-hundred thousand goats with blood, curse and throw them into the Jordan for your sins, your hearts and souls will stay just as unclean and impure as before! With water you clean your body and with a firm, good and in all devoted will to God, heart and soul; and just as pure, fresh water strengthen the limbs of the body, a firm and in all devoted will to God strengthens the heart and soul.
 
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Such strengthened souls can in My name lay their hands on an ill person who is most faraway, and he or she will become better.
 
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However, who is still weak in the perfection of his heart and his soul, should make use of the strokes as indicated earlier in My main speech, and he will provide great relief for a person suffering from a bodily illness. He will also be able to send somebody into a raptured sleep, and the treated will prophesy for him in his sleep, which can help him. The prophecy must then be applied precisely, and in time the ill person will get better, but of course not that fast, as if a spiritual perfected person would lay his blessed hands on him, whereby the healing can and will take place immediately.
 
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In such a way everyone can convince himself, that in a raptured sleep even the otherwise most silly soul, even of a child can prophesy, because she is for the moment connected with her most spiritual life germ. If after the raptured sleep the most inner life germ is brought back into his resting place, the soul awakens again in her flesh, and from all which she has seen and spoken out of herself she knows absolutely nothing. But this proves, that nowhere a soul can become so corrupted, that she cannot be healed anymore."