There is a book by the name of the Poem of the Man~God
I have read this book religiously for the past few years. I will give a little bit of background info at the end, but first I will recall a chapter I
read which touched me on a very deep level, and write what I know from memory for you as it struck me early this morning with the disguise of my
Here it is:
Jesus decides to go into the a pagan country. Since this is frowned upon by the Jews, Jesus take only the most trustworthy apostle, St. John, the
young man who dedicated himself to Jesus.
They arrive and they see a crowd. They are performing a pagan ritual of some sort to some goddess. They are burning incense, beating a black billy
goat, and chanting "By your strength... Only you can... Death to the sorceress!"
Jesus asks one of the people there. "Man, what is happening"?
The man says. "there is a woman of our village who has been cursed by a sorceress. She is on the verge of giving birth and dying at the same time, as
she cannot eject the the fruit of her womb. The only way to save the woman is to kill the sorceress who has put the curse on her. This is a ritual to
the goddess Diana who will kill the sorceress and lift the spell, if she is satisfied with our ritual".
"Stop the ritual! I can cure her! Will you take me to the people in charge"?
And so the man rushes Jesus up to where the Leader is. At his side are the high priests, which is evident by the garments they are wearing.
Jesus says to the leader, "I can cure the woman, if you just stop the ritual, stop attacking the creature ",
but the skeptical man refuses and says, "What credit do you have"?
Jesus tells him "I am the Messiah, foretold by the prophets of the Hebrew faith".
"And should I stop the ritual without proof that you will cure her?"
"He may be the sorceress in disguise"! say the priests by the side of the Leader.
"If you can do as you say, than give me proof", said the Leader.
Jesus asks for the goat, which has been beaten almost to death. And servants bring the goat to the feet of Jesus. All of the legs of the goat are
broken, the goat is bleating on the ground, a bloody, pitiful mess.
Jesus performs a gesture and becomes bright with the radiance of a miracle shining upon his face and the goat rises in perfect health.
The Leader says to him "I will allow you to the see the woman, but if you do anything but cure her, we will assume that you are the sorceress, and
we will kill you
. Tell us what you want us to do".
"Stop the burning incense and stop the chanting. Take me to see the woman"
They go and the many people people follow, as they get closer the sounds of the woman in the pangs of an agonizing childbirth become louder.
Jesus gets to the doorway and stops there (at the time, anyone who enters a room where a woman is giving birth is to be considered unclean).
Jesus spots a statue of the idol goddess and demands "That statue must be incinerated! I am the Lord your God, and I cannot bear false gods to be
in my presence!
. Make a fire and throw the statue upon it"!
The people begin to until they hear the words of the high priests who fear the destruction of their credibility. "Fear the wrath of the gods"!
But the majesty of Jesus appearance and the severity in his eyes make the priest cower and the people continue to do what Jesus has said.
They burn the statue and Jesus tells the woman in labor, who is skeptical of Him to be at peace. And he calms her saying, "I will give you your
healthy baby, who has black hair upon his head already, and his skin and eyes are the complexion of beautiful, ripe olives".
The woman yields and Jesus makes a gesture and has a greater radiance than before. She screams more and the baby is delivered in the exact appearance
as Jesus spoke, and he begins to leave.
The people stop Him, as the want to thank Him, and the leader wants to make Him rich and put Him at his side.
Jesus tells them, "I must go because Israel needs Me, and my mission needs to be fulfilled. To thank me, believe in Me, have faith and pray to the
God of Israel, the One and True God and Creator, the one of whom each of your souls bear resemblance". (I cannot recount the full speech but I
believe that that was the spirit of the message).
"Let us give you gold." says the leader of the people, "we will do as you say but do not go away without reward",
Jesus says, "I am not a worldly king, I am the King of the Kingdom of Heaven. My subjects are the poor, but faithful believers. But allow me to keep
the goat which has been saved from the ritual".
The leader assents to this wish and Jesus and John go forward back the way they came, along with the black billy goat who brays and butts at Jesus
like a a happy dog which has found its savior.
The story I recall is volume 2 of the book series I mentioned before. I do not have the book, as I borrowed it. It was written by a paralyzed woman
named Maria Valtorta who was a mystic religious who dedicated her life to Jesus as a victim soul. She received visions from Jesus and wrote the
complete messianic cycle.
I will not defend her as I know from experience the teachings f this book to be divine. I will allow you to do the research, but I ask you to read of
the book before you make the judgement.
Here is the website of the book valtorta.org...
. It has an amount of the words and stories from the book.
God bless all, I hope you have enjoyed this.