because I was convinced I was he of whom the prophets had spoken.
2.57.1 I could indeed rescue – save – people from misery,
sickness and poverty, even restore them to health and prosperity
by showing them the truth concerning the Kingdom of Heaven
and the Reality of the Father.
2.58 When I felt I was sufficiently prepared
to go out and teach and heal, to please my mother,
I agreed to go, one Sabbath, to the synagogue in Nazareth,
and speak to the congregation.
2.59 As was customary, I stood up, and was handed Isaiah to read.
I chose the passage prophesying a Messiah would come
who would release the Jews from every type of bondage:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me
2.61 Then I sat down, saying:
to preach the good news to the poor,
…He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind.
To set at liberty, those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.
“Today, you have seen this prophecy fulfilled in me.”
2.61.1 There was shock and amazement on the mens faces
but I continued to speak,
knowing that the Father would tell me what to say.
The words came without hesitation.
2.62 I spoke about my experience in the desert and related my vision
of the baby growing into manhood, all the while, all unknowingly,
wrapping himself around with mental thongs and chains,
thus blinding and imprisoning himself in interior darkness
and shutting himself off from God.
2.63 I explained that in so doing, they exposed themselves to oppression
from conquerors, slavery, poverty and disease.
|2.64 “For GOD is LIGHT”,
2.64.1 “And LIGHT is the substance of all visible things.
2.64.2 And LIGHT is LOVE which makes all things for man to enjoy.”
|2.65 “All blessings of abundance and health
were freely available to him,
who loved God with mind, heart and soul
and lived strictly according to the Laws of God.”