Revelation 18: Jesus disclaims several miracles and incidents attributed to him.
December 6th, 9th, 13th, & 22nd, 1954
Received by Dr Samuels
I am here, Jesus.
The first supposed miracle is that of my having fed thousands of hungry listeners who were without food and who simply by my supposed powers were supplied bread and water on the occasion of my preaching to them in the hills of Trans-Jordan. Well, I must say that the many people who ate with me that supper, ate fish and bread and wine and even figs and dates as well, which the New Testament does not mention, but this food had been either brought along with them or that as in the case of fish, had been caught by the fishing boat of my disciples and then cooked by some of the women who were present at the time; in other words, the meal which we all enjoyed at the time was a substantial one and was one that was retained in the recording of my activities in Trans-Jordan by later writers who received it from my disciples, but this meal had nothing miraculous about it except that all food is miraculous as it comes from the Heavenly Father for the sustenance of His children, but it was not a miracle in the sense that the New Testament interprets it and conceives it to be.
To continue along these lines, I wish to add that during that evening, my disciples took their fishing boat and turned their way back to Galilee in the vicinity of Capernaum, and I remained behind to dismiss the multitude which was not four or five thousand but considerably less, and I then withdrew to pray. I later took one of the little boats of the many that were anchored near the shore and made my way in it that night. As the wind was strong I was eventually able to catch up with them. They were happy to see me and took me into their fishing boat, but with the moonlight shining on my white robe, it appeared as they later told me that I looked like a ghost and that standing up near the mast of the boat, it seemed that I was walking on the waves. From this episode has come the unfortunate story of my having walked on the waters and I say that this, too, has had a deterrent effect upon my mission as the Messiah to all men.
As for the story of the women taken in adultery, this actually took place and I actually spoke to her accusers as it is portrayed in the New Testament and it is a fact that I confounded the Jews who brought her to me. I could go on relating many other incidents in my life during my ministry, some of which are true and others false and I shall come again to reveal to you what actually did take place.
I want to tell you more about the absurdities of the New Testament. Another is the supposed miracle of the water changed to wine at the marriage feast at Cana. At this time a cousin of mine on the side of my mother was being married and as the wine gave out, I was able to procure wine from a nearby wine dealer by simply paying for it and using the water jugs that are mentioned in the New Testament.
An incident in the Bible more consistent with truth is the Bethesda pool story in which the lame man was cured by his faith that I could heal him. Furthermore I did tell my disciples at the lake of Gennesaret to lower their nets in a certain place to be able to make a great haul of fish, which they did, and this took place as a result of my psychic knowledge that a great school of fish had just reached that area of the lake and my disciples, especially Peter Simon, were especially overcome.
Also in the gospels of Mark and Matthew, mention is made of my returning from Bethany to Jerusalem on Monday of the Passion Week. They state that, being hungry, I stopped at a fig-tree with leaves blossoming, but finding no fruit I cursed the tree, which, according to the gospel of Matthew, immediately withered.
The truth of the matter is that I had just returned from Lazarus’ house where I had enjoyed a good breakfast, served to me by Martha and prepared by Mary, and that I was not hungry, but merely curious, because this being early April, it was not the time for fig-trees to give fruit, and seeing leaves on the tree, I expected to see figs. I wish to make it clear that I never cursed anything or anybody at any time, neither a fig tree nor Chorazin or Capernaum, the town on lake Gennasaret, for I came to save and not destroy. Furthermore, the tree did not begin to miraculously wither, and it was not Matthew who wrote those words, but another many years later who was interested in showing my divinity through the only way he could understand my Messiahship, supernatural powers rather than soul development.
I give you here actual facts for you to use with absolute assurance in the truths of these happenings in your book on the New Testament.
Jesus of the Bible
Master of the Celestial Heavens