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Chapter 170 - The healing of the half-blind Tobias

170,1. The old man however had heard what the three angels had spoken to the women. So he went over and said: ‘I hear that you mentioned my forefather’s name and showing that my name is not unknown to you. Through God’s grace and power, which is in you, you gave life and light to the old Tobias’ eye.

170,2. See, you dear and eternal friends of God, I am at the point of going totally blind. Sight of the one eye is gone completely and the other one’s light is diminishing considerably. How would it be if you gave me the full light of my eyes? This surely would be easy for you. Have mercy on me.’

170,3. Say the angels: ‘Do you not see the One who is watching the blazing flames with Kisjonah, and hearing the shepherd’s songs and Psalms? Not we but He it is who gave old Tobias back the light of his eyes. Go to Him. He is the Lord and can do as He likes. He alone can give you back the light of your eyes. We of ourselves can do as little as you of your own self. We only are His servants and wait for His hints.’

170,4. Upon these words of the 3 angels, the old man betakes himself over to Me and asks Me for the light of his eyes. I said: ‘Were you not for a long time a staunch Pharisee and one singing the praises of the Temple at Jerusalem, taking Me for an Essene, a magician and suchlike. How did you come by your faith now?’

170,5. Says the old one: ‘Lord, I too was present at Capernaum when You awakened the chief priest Jairus’ daughter to life. Faith already came to me then. But I needed to see and hear more to strengthen my faith. And I have seen and heard and now believe that You, o Lord, can do anything You will. If only You, o Lord, want to heal me, then You can do it in all fullness.’

170,6. After that I said to the old man: ‘It is somewhat absurd for night-time. I say unto you however that, spiritually, it is now night and they all are fully blind. And men shall no longer become seeing during the day, but at night, and then for many, their evening and morning will lastingly become their first day. And so let you be made seeing at night.’

170,7. With these words, the old one became seeing, admiring the separate fires which previously he had seen blurred and therefore as if one fire.

170,8. As he became aware of such seeing light in his eyes, he fell down upon his knees before Me, not able to praise Me highly enough, being overjoyed beyond measure.

170,9. But I said to him: ‘You too have heard My commandment. Therefore, keep silent on everything you have seen and heard here, otherwise you shall meet with what I warned everyone.’ Thereupon the old man rose, promising to be silent as a graveyard.

170,10. And so everything was good and accomplished for these heights. And when the fires had burned themselves out, Kisjonah’s daughters came and invited Me and all those present to the evening meal. And we all went, consuming a good meal and then going to take our rest.

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