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Chapter 162. – Joseph's investigation into the source of James' healing power. James' interrogation by Joseph. Joseph's doubts. James' wise reply from the Lord. Joseph's amazement at his son's wisdom.

162,1. After a while Joseph approached James and asked him from where such power of breath originated.

162,2. And James spoke: Dear father! – I heard a voice inside me, which said to me:

162,3. 'Breath on the blind man's face, and he will regain perfect sight!'

162,4. And look, I firmly believed in this voice, did according to its words, and the blind man sees again!"

162,5. And Joseph spoke: "It must have been as you now tell me;

162,6. but where did this powerful voice come from, and how did you hear it?"

162,7. And the questioned James said: "Dear father! – Do you not see Him, who is in my arms and is now playing with my hair?

162,8. I believe He is the one who spoke to me in such a miraculous manner!"

162,9. And Joseph further asked James and spoke:

162,10. "Do you still consider the Infant as the genuine one? Do you not think that He has been exchanged?!"

162,11. And James spoke: "Who or which power could ever be capable of exchanging the Almighty?

162,12. Did the angels not fall on their faces every time the Infant miraculously spoke, – how could they act with Him, the Almighty, in this way? – !

162,13. It is with certainty and truth that I regard the Infant to be the original and genuine One, and it is with the same certainty and truth that I never believed in the Infant's exchange!"

162,14. And Joseph spoke: "My dear son, you have not given me a very firm proof of your faith here;

162,15. for look, even David himself spoke in this manner, when he said; 'Why are the nations so violently moved, and why are the thoughts of the people so foolish?

162,16. The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers counsel together against the Lord and his Anointed, saying:

162,17. Let His band be broken, and His cord taken off from us!'

162,18. See, my son, these words are spiritual, and the kings are the powers, and the land is the great kingdom of the invisible powers! – But what do these mean; what are they talking about?

162,19. Do these words not convey the possibility that they can also lay their hands on the Lord?!"

162,20. And James said: "Certainly, if the Lord would permit it!

162,21. However, there is a question right at the beginning of the psalm: '"Why are the nations so violently moved, and why are the thoughts of the people so foolish?'

162,22. With this, doesn't David wish to describe the inadequacy of such powers against the Lord?!

162,23. For further below it is emphatically said: 'Then He whose seat is in the heavens will be laughing; the Lord will make sport of them!

162,24. Then will His angry words come to their ears, and by His wrath they will be troubled!'

162,25. Dear father! I think that these two stanzas of the great singer of God amply justify my faith!

162,26. For they sufficiently reveal to me that the Lord will always remain a Lord and no exchange can be undertaken against him!"

162,27. Joseph was astonished at his son's wisdom and went back, together with the entire house, to accept the genuine Infant and praised God for it. – –

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