January 3rd, 2002
Received by H.
Hello, my friend. I see you are very relaxed.
I am going to show you a short movie. Describe what
you are seeing.
H.R. "I see a beach, like in a bay, but is not
a sandy beach such as we have here, but it is covered with pebbles,
such as I have seen in Greece, at Kalamata and at the Corinthian
Gulf. On the beach, a group of men are sitting, fifteen or twenty
perhaps, with nets. They are talking. They are almost naked, wearing
only loincloths or something like that. All have beards, some have
their hair cut short, and others wear long and loose hair. It reaches
down to their backs. Others have braided hair, forming a single
thick braid in the nape. There is one who has his braid knotted
up, forming a bun on the back of his head..."
We are not at the Mediterranean; we are on the shores of Lake Genesaret,
which we called the "Yam Kinneret." They are fishermen
repairing their nets. They are talking to make their work more pleasant,
speaking of their families, their children, their quarrels with
neighbors, of a new brothel in Magdala, of fishing, Romans, taxes,
in short, they speak of everything.
Jesus is with them. He works with them. And he tries to give a
direction to their conversation.
H.R. Which one of them is Jesus?
He is the man with the bun. That hairstyle was much in vogue at
that time. Yes, Jesus looked after his appearance.
But what I want to say is that Jesus is beginning to speak of God.
God and religion in general has always been favorite
topic for the Jews.
If you know so much of God, who are you?
one of them asks him. Are you a prophet? Well, if you are
a prophet, what are you doing here with us? Why don't you go to
Antipas to tell him what you have to say?
All are laughing, also Jesus.
A prophet, my dear friend, says Jesus, is a man
who walks with God. He speaks with God, and God speaks to him. All
that God says is important, so important that all men should know
All murmur approvingly.
And as this is the case, where should a
prophet be?, the Master asks.
With the people, the fisherman answers.
Here I am! replies Jesus with a broad
This, my dear brother, was a scene from Jesus'
real life, a scene that I never witnessed in that form, because
it happened before I joined his followers. But I projected it to
you, in order to give our messages some coloring.
We have already talked about the reasons why Jesus left his home
and settled in Capernaum, or Kpar Nakhum. His public ministry had
not yet begun, that is to say, he had not yet proclaimed himself
the Messiah of God. But, of course, he spoke with people, with his
companions, of his visions and how he saw God.
He even had won some local fame, because on some occasions he had
healed the sick. People called those miracles. You would describe
them today as spiritual healings. And Jesus' fame, as a wise man and
healer, began to spread to the neighboring towns, even to Nazareth,
which was not very far away.
A few days after the event you have just seen, on a Friday, Jesus
headed towards Nazareth, to spend the night in his familys
home, and mainly to request the privilege of speaking before the
assembly of the village in the synagogue. And here comes the story,
of which we have already spoken a little, yesterday, in the context
of the supposed 1172 days of Jesus' ministry.
We are now in the month of September of the year
25 A.D. There is already a message received
by Dr. Samuels, explaining very well the gist of Jesus' speech,
and I think that it is not necessary to repeat this. However, I
want to draw your attention to another event that happened,
namely, the rejection Jesus suffered and its causes.
If you could write here the story as contained in the New Testament,
you would help me to explain myself better.
And he began to say unto them, this day is this scripture
fulfilled in your ears.
And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words
which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, is not this
And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb,
Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in
Capernaum, do also here in thy country. And he said, verily
I say unto you, no prophet is accepted in his own country.
But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the
days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and
six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
but unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a
city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers
were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none
of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things,
were filled with wrath, and rose up, and thrust him out of
the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their
city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
But he passing through the midst of them went his way. (From
Chapter 4 of the Gospel according to Luke)
I think you can already imagine what happened. You grew up in a
small village. You know how things are there. Joseph had never spoken
openly that his son would be the Messiah. Of course he spoke with
his children, and children don't know how to keep secrets. They
commented on it to their friends, and they told their parents. Everybody
was thus informed of Joseph's extravagant ideas, but nobody commented
on them openly.
And finally they found out that things between father and son obviously
were bad, and that the son had decided to abandon Nazareth. But
now he had returned, and after a wonderful recital, which all admired,
he declared himself the Messiah.
Well, most kept their silence, but there are always some who like
to talk. They said: Hey, Yeshu, isnt this great! So, you are the Messiah
for whom we have been waiting so long.
It was not blasphemy to proclaim oneself the Messiah. Many did
this before Jesus and also afterwards. But God punished the false
Messiah with the death penalty. And Jesus the Messiah? Ridiculous!
He did not have any military experience, he did not have backing
in the power groups, no, it simply could not be.
We have even heard speaking of your prowess, your healings
in Kpar Nakhum. But how strange, you don't show us anything of your
No prophet is accepted in his own country, Jesus responds.
Ah, yes, of course, they said, Here, where we
could witness your abilities through our own eyes, suddenly things
dont work out any longer. We always thought that the Messiah
would benefit all Jews, and not only some fishermen down there.
And then Jesus answered quoting the Scriptures, Elijah's story,
when the Hebrew rulers exiled him, and God worked His miracles through
the prophet amongst the pagans. In other words, Jesus made them
understand that they were not as special as they thought.
And many grew angry with him. And Jesus was forced to leave Nazareth.
Forgetting the Sabbath, they expelled him.
And how did Jesus' family react? Did Joseph stand up defending
the Messiah in whom he so much believed? No! He kept his silence.
What a shame, so he thought. His son who had so disillusioned him,
when not understanding anything he tried to teach him, finally had
proclaimed himself as the Messiah, insulting at the same time his
own people. Where would this end ...?
You should understand that you should not take the words of this
controversy literally. However, you will obviously understand how
Years later, although Jesus simply carried on, things changed in
Nazareth. Many of the Jews from Nazareth embraced the new faith,
and the village became one of the strongholds of Judeo-Christianity,
keeping Jesus' teachings in their pure form. With the end of Judaism
in Palestine, after the rebellion led by Bar Kokhba in the emperor
Hadrians time, the Judeo-Christian community also disappeared.
Never again did it recover, pursued by Jews and the Roman church
in equal manner.
Jesus' supposed curses in the New Testament against several of
the towns at the Lake of Genesaret are a faithful reflection of
these persecutions. All these places harbored strong Judeo-Christian
communities. But about this we have already conversed.
That is all for today. I only want to tell D___ that he should
not worry about his questions. As you see, the subject of the chosen
people passes through the whole Bible like a red thread. Many of
the questions can be dealt with in the context of our storyline.
And if this is not the case, it will cause no damage to interrupt
it from time to time. It is surely very interesting to know Jesus'
story. But in fact, we are here to help you with your current problems.
And it will always be a pleasure to do so.
With that, I will say goodbye. I wish you a happy day, and be prepared
tomorrow for receiving another message.
God bless you always.
Your brother and friend,