Part Six--The Mountain of Light
THE SECOND BAPTISM
Section I--The Second Coming
(Sunday night, the fourth day of Nissan)
ND at eventide, going out from the synagogue of Chorazin, I went into my own country again, but I could not rest the night in my own home, 'because I had become a stranger to my mother, and an alien to the sons of my mother without cause;* and being despised the most abject of men they esteemed me not'.* And my three disciples who also followed me home were also cast out.
02 And after six lunar days of wonder, in Geshur, and Canaan, and Sidon, and then again in Capharnaum, on the seventh day, (that is to say, on this blessed Sunday night, the fourth day of April), I taketh with me Simon and the twins, and I leadeth them up into a mountain apart by ourselves, to see if they were as gifted as Migdala the virgin mother. For I wanted to see if they could see my aura.
03 And upon arising early, as John had predicted, I was baptized a second time by Baptista the Dove, and miraculously transformed before their eyes; so that the aura that Migdala the virgin mother saw when she touched my garments was shining and exceedingly white, as no chemist upon the earth can make white.
04 And as we sat around Sunday's pre-dawn fire for morning prayer, I saith unto them the Psalm of Solomon, as it was written by the Baptists of Beth`an: 'Save me, O God: for the waters of despair have come into my soul. I sink fast in the mire deep: and there is no sure standing. I have reached into the depth of my heart: and a tempest of anger hath overwhelmed me. I have laboured for your wisdom; my throat has become hoarse: my eyes are filled with tears, whilst I hope in my God. They are multiplied above the hairs on my head, those who hate me without cause'.*
05 And there was a 'certain pure emanation'* surrounding my physical body; and the transmigrating Soul of the Holy Ghost came out of the vaporous cloud, saying in Her dove-like voice: This is Jedidiah, hear ye Jakeh!* [which is here being interpreted to mean in the masculine Hebrew: This is the Lord's Beloved, but in the feminine Chaldean: obey My Obedient son!].
Section II--The Ascension
06 And out of the ethereal mist there appeared before their visionary eyes, the astral forms of John with Solomon; John ascending to my right and Solomon to my left: and these two kingly forms were talking through me, and conversing with my disciples.
07 And Simon said to me while I was alight with the Holy Spirit of the Amen, [who is the Baptista']: Master, it is good for us to be able to see this vision with thee. Let us make three burning alters instead of just one; one for thee who is all aglow, one for the spirit wearing the blue turban, and one for Yasha our saviour who is ascending into heaven. For I am struck with fear at the sight of his golden aura and do not know what to say to him.
Section III--Spirit Dialogue
08 And while I was yet entranced, the Holy Spirit taught my disciples, and saith to them in a prophesy: Jedidiah, My Obedient son, shall be revealed to the chief men of Jerusalem as the 'son of David', and they shall reproach him and cause him misery; but within three days he shall rise up victorious.
09 And Simon tested Her not, because he was too afraid of conversing with the Voice of Prophesy. But then testing my etheric double that he saw standing on my left hand side, he said to me: Spirit in blue, whom do you say that you are?
10 And in this dual state of consciousness, as both myself and as Solomon, answering Simon, I saith unto him, while I was still entranced: I am the 'chosen king'.
11 'But reasoning within themselves, that I was 'he who is to come', but not right; and that I had the power to return from sheol.* and restore the dead to life';* James the twin asked me, saying: If thou art the 'chosen king', why then did the priests and pharisees who came down from Jerusalem say that John is the first? And almost simultaneously, John the twin added: For even Jesus the enlightened one has called you the 'restorer of life', after the manner of the prophet Elias who had returned in the body of John the Baptist.
12 Who upon hearing their question of reason, the Holy Spirit working through me, answered them, and saith to them: John is first because John fulfilled all the Messianic prophesies, being himself the incarnation of Moses, the 'King of Righteousness'. For all men have prophesied about Zadok's coming until now; for John is greater than all prophets.
13 But as for Jesus' ruling that I am the 'restorer of life' or the one chosen to replace John: According to the book of Isaias and the Psalms of Solomon: 'He must suffer many things like his firstborn brother, and be despised by men;* as though he were a leper, an outcast among his people:* For the zeal of thy house has eaten me up: and the reproaches of them that reproached John as the rightful king are fallen upon me in his stead.* Therefore will I restore that which I did not take away'.*
14 But I say unto you: Moses, the restorer of all things, in a karmic attempt to restore the true matriarchal meaning of Torah, and the Levitical priesthood of Aaron his brother, has already come in the masculine personage of Rach'el, Bathsheba's firstborn son, who is called the Lamb of God; and in this lifetime in the person of Immanuel who is also called Yasha our Saviour; the one who shall be restored fourfold,* and the other who doth take away the sins of the world.
15 And foolish Herod, while listening to the silent but deadly proddings of the same chief men of Jerusalem has done him violence, and has done to him whatsoever he pleased; as it was written in the Book of Remembrance: 'God the Mother will pour out upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of Compassion and Grace: and they shall look upon My Lamb whom they have pierced in the head: and they shall mourn for Me as one mourneth for an only child, and they shall grieve over Me, as the manner is to grieve for the death of the firstborn son'.*
16 Now, therefore, saith the Voice of Prophesy: "'There is not two scepters overshadowing Judah and Israel but one'. For the Prophetess will uphold John's covenant with David and will baptize Solomon king in his stead, that he might break the union between Judah and Israel;* and now between Herod and the Herodians, thereby restoring the Lamb of God to his rightful throne.*
17 And immediately looking about, they saw no spirit forms any more, but me only.
Section IV--Coming Down, The Light
(Sunday even, the second day of Nissan)
18 And on the even of the same day, as I came down from the mountain of light in order to gather up the men for the long journey ahead, I charged them not to tell any man, not even the other disciples, what things they had seen and heard, until I shall get to Jerusalem.
19 And to my surprise, they kept the word to themselves, until that day when both James and John dishonoured me;* for they had questioned together what would happen to them, when they shall get to Jerusalem with me.
20 And at the eventide, I went out, with my three disciples to retire once more to Levi's house, and along the way, I asked my disciples, and saith unto them: Whom do the men say that I am?
21 Who answered me, saying: some of Levi's disciples say, Elias the returner; some say Eliseus the restorer of life and the others as Immanuel, for 'God is with you'.
22 And I strictly charged them again that they should not reveal my second baptism to any man till I shall get to Jerusalem.
23 And I spoke these words openly to them, for in this wakeful state of consciousness, I could still recall what was said to them during my time of visitation.
24 And with the clear light of recall, I began to teach them my prophesy, saying: After going to Jerusalem, the 'son of David' must suffer many things, and there be rejected by the chief priests and by the chief pharisees and by the chief Herodians, and be reproached: But within three days rise up victorious.
25 But having a change of heart, and not taking my prophesy seriously, for the very first time, Simon began to deny me.
26 And turning about and seeing the bewildered facial expressions on James and John, I threatened Simon, saying: Simon the betrayer, get away from me, because thou believeth not in the things that are authorized by God, but that are savoured by men.
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