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Chapter 299. – Jesus, the divine being. The relationship between the humanity and divinity within Himself.

299,1. As it is written in the scriptures: He gained in grace and wisdom before God and man and remained submissive and obedient to His parents, until He began his teachings.

299,2. Question: How could Jesus, as the sole eternal Divine entity, gain in grace and wisdom before God and man, when He Himself was God from eternity?

299,3. And, in particular, before man, as He was, after all, the infinite and most perfect Being?

299,4. To understand this correctly, one should not regard Jesus exclusively as the one and only God;

299,5. but one must see Him as a man, in whom the exclusive and eternal Divinity is confined in a seemingly dormant manner within Himself, just as every man's spirit is imprisoned in his being.

299,6. And that what every man has to do according to the Divine order to free his spirit,

299,7. also had to be done earnestly by Jesus, the human being, to free the Divinity within Himself, so that He could become one with the Spirit.

299,8. However, every man has to carry certain weaknesses within himself, which are the common bonds of the spirit, which confine him as in a hard shell.

299,9. The bonds can only be shattered when the soul, which is entwined with the flesh, has been strengthened by righteous self-denial, so that it is resolute enough to grasp and hold the free spirit.

299,10. For this reason, man can only be aware of his weaknesses through all sorts of temptations, and discover how and where his spirit is tied up.

299,11. If he then, in these very matters, denies himself in his soul, he will thereby unshackle the chains from his spirit and bind his soul therewith.

299,12. If at the right time, the soul is strengthened with all its former spiritual bonds, the fully unshackled spirit most naturally unites with the entire, powerful soul,

299,13. and the latter thereby enters into all the heavenly authority of the spirit and becomes eternally and completely one with it.

299,14. By taking off the bonds one at a time, the soul can increase its spiritual power, which is the Wisdom and the Grace.

299,15. Wisdom is the lucid observation of the eternal order of God, and grace is the light of love, which illuminates all the endless and countless infinite and eternal things, their conditions and their paths!

299,16. And what applied to human beings also applied to the Divine Being Jesus.

299,17. His soul was like the soul of every other human being and was all the more afflicted with weaknesses, because the almighty Divine Spirit had to put the most powerful bonds on Himself so that He could be contained within His soul.

299,18. Thus also Jesus' soul had to withstand the greatest temptations by denying itself, in order to remove the bonds around its Divine Spirit, and therewith increase its strength for the infinite freedom of the Spirit of all Spirits, and thus become wholly one with Him.

299,19. And in this did the increase in wisdom and grace of Jesus' soul before God and man consist, and that to such an extent, that the Divine Spirit gradually and increasingly became one with His undoubtedly divine soul, which was the true Son.

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