2 And then Lamaas said, Pray, tell us Lord, is this the dawn of peace?
3 Have we come forth unto the time when men will war no more?
4 Are you, indeed, the Prince of Peace that holy men said would come?
5 And Jesus said, Peace reigns to-day; it is the peace of death.
6 A stagnant pool abides in peace. When waters cease to move they soon are ladened with the seeds of death; corruption dwells in every drop.
7 The living waters always leap and skip about like lambs in spring.
8 * The nations are corrupt; they sleep within the arms of death and they must be aroused before it is too late.
9 * In life we find antagonists at work. God sent me here to stir unto its depths the waters of the sea of life.
10 * Peace follows strife; I come to slay this peace of death. The prince of peace must first be prince of strife.
11 This leaven of truth which I have brought to men will stir the demons up, and nations, cities, families will be at war within themselves.
12 The five that have been dwelling in a home of peace will be divided now, and two shall war with three;
13 The son will stand against his sire; the mother and the daughter will contend; yea, strife will reign in every home.
14 The self and greed and doubt will rage into a fever heat, and then, because of me, the earth will be baptised in human blood.
15 * But right is king; and when the smoke is cleared away the nations will learn war no more; the Prince of Peace will come to reign.
16 Behold, the signs of what I say are in the sky; but men can see them not.
17 When men behold a cloud rise in the west they say, A shower of rain will come, and so it does; and when the wind blows from the south they say, The weather will be hot; and it is so.
18 * Lo, men can read the signs of earth and sky, but they cannot discern the signs of Holy Breath; but you shall know.
19 The storm of wrath comes on; the carnal man will seek a cause to hale you into court, and cast you into prison cells.
20 * And when these times shall come let wisdom guide; do not resent. Resentment makes more strong the wrath of evil men.
21 * There is a little sense of justice and of mercy in the vilest men of earth.
22 * By taking heed to what you do and say and trusting in the guidance of the Holy Breath, you may inspire this sense to grow.
23 * You thus may make the wrath of men to praise the Lord.
24 The Christines went their way, and came unto Bethsaida and taught.