THE GREAT GOSPEL OF JOHN
VOLUME 4

Jesus' Precepts and Deeds through His Three Years of Teaching

Jesus near Caesarea Philippi (cont.)

- Chapter 25 -
Zinka's questions regarding Raphael and his search for the Lord.


 
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f course Zinka did not only heard part of this teaching, but everything, and he asked Ebahl, whom he probably trusted most, by saying: "Friend, this strange youth, who just now let us hear a tone out of the heavens and who gave your daughter a strange mystical kind of teaching, in such a way - openly said - that I have never encountered something similar before, looks to me as if he does not completely belong to this earth like us; tell me if it is not him, about whom my Johannes regarded himself too unworthy to loosen his shoe laces! He just looks too young to me; because he is supposed to be in his thirties already!"
 
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Says Ebahl: "Dearest friend, the youth is indeed not Him, - but rather a main disciple of Him! I must openly confess to you, that the Prophet from Nazareth possesses such power and wisdom, that there are even, as one might say, angles from heaven coming down to earth, to listen to his teachings and to admire his deeds and to praise the almightiness of God in Him!
 
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As proof of my statement serves very much this youth, of whom you don't know what you should make of him! As an earthly person he is in fact a little too heavenly, and as an angel he perhaps looks a little too earthly! He lives already for one moon with me and is the educator of my daughter; that he does not have a father nor a mother on earth and possesses a power in all things, which is simply fabulous, you can believe me rock solidly! A further genealogy I cannot give you. By the way, you can talk to him yourself and he will not keep you waiting for an answer! In his hole being there is no haughtiness!"
 
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Says Zinka: "I know enough, and know, for what I should take him during these extraordinary times! But now I want to know if this great prophet from Nazareth is not among us!? Because without him I will forever not understand what a so to speak angel must do! Since according to your explanations he must be a complete divine being! Therefore just show me by means of a only very slight sign, if he is there and who he is!"
 
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Ebahl says: "Dearest friend, just be a little patient; you will get to know Him! But this much I can tell you to your bigger reassurance - since you are not a henchmen or catcher anymore -, that He is actually among us, otherwise the high ranking Romans would not be here!"
 
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Says Zinka: "Also enough; I do not need more! Now I will find him!"
 
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With that our Zinka was satisfied, but already paid very close attention and did not took his eyes off Cyrenius, Cornelius and from the angel, since he was of the opinion that they would betray me soonest, but he was of course a little mistaken, since I immediately had put it into their hearts what they had to say and in which direction they should steer Zinka's attention. The session was also adjourned and the tables were cleared, and we went to the shore and talked there about less important matters. Zinka and his companions of course kept a close eye on us.