The miracles of Jesus came about neither through interventions in the order of Nature nor through annulment of the Laws of Nature!
In His miracles Jesus had to keep strictly to the Laws of Creation or the Laws of Nature, which in their immutability allow of neither exceptions nor arbitrary acts. Thereby He fulfilled the Laws of His Father.
When Jesus raised the dead He could do so only as long as the connection, the so-called silver cord, between the physical body and the soul still existed. This was the case with the raising of the daughter of Jairus. Hence the words of Jesus: "Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth", and later the statement: "and her spirit came again".
At the same time we recognise that body and spirit are of two different species! The spirit, the eternal - with its finer cloaks called soul - which lives on after death, and the earthly body, the transient, which disintegrates when the spirit leaves it.
Only Jesus in His Divine Power could recall the soul into its earthly body, and as a human spirit it had to obey the Divine Will.
The process was exactly the same with the raising from the dead of Lazarus and the young man of Nain.
In the case of possession, the alien spirit also had to obey the Divine Will, and leave its victim. When the spirit of earthman is indolent or weak, it is possible for a spirit in the beyond to take possession of his physical body in order to work on earth through his brain.
The "casting out" of such an "unclean" spirit is described in the Bible, Mark 1, 23-26.
The miraculous healings of Jesus took place in accordance with the same Laws of Nature. Therefore in each case the physical organs to be healed had to be still functioning to such a degree that through the increased pressure of the healing power the fine cells of the body-parts affected could be stimulated into healthy activity again, enabling the body to regain its full health.
In addition, the supplicant had always to be filled with trusting faith, and open himself humbly to the healing power.
The words of Jesus: "According to your faith be it unto you!" point to the Law of Balance between Giving and Taking.
Giving oneself in all humility and simplicity prepares the way for the taking, the receiving of gracious help. Where this condition was lacking the healing power could not be absorbed.
Even at the present time miraculous healings are possible! It happens that here and there a human spirit endowed with grace is given special power, with which he accomplishes miraculous healings, thus the healing of diseases hitherto regarded as incurable.
But this power bestowed is not Divine! It cannot be measured or compared with the Divine Power in Its original state in which Jesus worked, and which far exceeded what is humanly possible!
The human spirit, which has within it nothing of the Divine but only of the spirit, has at its disposal only the powers in Creation, thus outwith the Divine, which in comparison with the Divine Power have a greatly reduced working potential.
One of these Creation-powers is magnetism, an animistic force of Nature which Called ones have been using for a long time now, for the blessing of mankind.
All these genuine healing-powers, however, are given only to those who, being Called for the purpose, receive and pass them on in purity and humility.
But there are also other ways that lead to wonderful recoveries of diseased bodies.
Let us mention those miracles that take place at springs or other places. They are connected with genuine "heavenly visions", relating not to Mary of Nazareth, but to the spiritual radiation-picture of the Queen of Heaven, Who has Her Origin in the Divine Realm.
With trusting faith, and prayers intuitively perceived in purity, the way to this spiritual radiation sometimes opens for supplicants, making them receptive to wondrous healings and dispensations.
Unfortunately there is always the danger that through wrong ideas and foolish behaviour men will cloud and disturb such high and pure connections.
May these explanations lead to the recognition that all healing and strengthening powers always come from without; thus they are not within us, and can only be received!
There is much talk of miraculous healings through hypnosis. Yet the process is anything but a miracle. In reality it has to do with an invasion of the personal sphere, which brings about a binding of the spirit, and therewith a forcible elimination of the free will!
Its place is taken by the alien will of the hypnotist, who imposes his will upon the one hypnotised, thereby making him dependent on himself.
Hence through this alien intervention only a temporary artificial healing is brought about, which in certain cases has to be maintained through repeated hypnosis, until one day the treated illness or addiction appears again, as itself or in some other form.
In any case, the will of the one hypnotised is thereby weakened, and valuable time lost for him in which, through the very experiencing of his illness, he would have been in the position to mature spiritually by it!
Moreover, it is possible that during the time in question he has missed valuable opportunities of genuine healing, which he himself could have brought about voluntarily through personal effort of will.
Therefore it is not easy for man to free himself from this hypnotic binding, because to do so he must set to work with all the strength of his spirit.
Most people have hardly any idea of how dangerous the application of hypnosis is, because they do not know its final effect in the beyond. For as stated, it binds the spirit, and the free will is thereby suppressed, regardless of whether the one treated has consented or not. Even with consent he is unable to eliminate the working of the Laws of Creation, because hypnosis is opposed to these Laws and thus is a sin against the spirit, which has grave consequences for all who practise it! -
Let us now look also at the other happenings around Jesus which have been handed down as "miracles".
While out on Lake Genneserat, Jesus calmed the turbulent waters: "And he arose and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still! And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm" (Mark 4, 39). Actually Jesus was speaking to those nature beings, the servants of God, who are active in the elements of air and water, thus a quite natural happening.
They belong to the same nature beings as are mentioned in Psalm 104 "... who walketh upon the wings of the wind: who maketh his angels spirits: his ministers a flaming fire".
The so-called miracle of the feeding was no miracle, but a parable. Through men's imagination it became a rumour, which like many another wrong was later recorded in the Biblical traditions.
Jesus meant not earthly but spiritual food, the Word of God. He said of Himself: "I am the bread of life" (John 6, 35).
Men absorb but little of the Bread of Life, the spiritual power; most of it they allow to pass by, heedlessly scattering it like crumbs, which alone would suffice to give spiritual food to thousands of human beings, indeed to many more still.
Jesus was not in a position to create suddenly from a few loaves and fishes a quantity of food for thousands of people. According to the Laws of Creation that was impossible.
In accordance with these Laws, it was equally impracticable for Him to turn, for example, stones into bread, to let His gross material earthly body fall from the pinnacle unharmed, or to come down from the cross. Even as the Son of God, Jesus was unable to infringe the Perfection contained in the Laws of His Father, otherwise they would simply not be perfect.
Lucifer well knew this when he approached Jesus with the temptations. He wanted Jesus to forfeit credibility in the eyes of the people, if for instance He had wished to turn stones into bread.
If today it were possible for us to look at a miracle through a slow-motion camera, we should find that the running-off of the individual successive processes corresponds without a gap to the working of the Laws of Nature. But it takes place with extraordinary speed and concentrated power, which in the case of the miracles of Jesus far surpassed human ability! As we are unable to survey these processes we describe them as miraculous, as miracles.
We see only the last phase of the miracle, thus the final effect, and draw mainly wrong conclusions in respect of the whole process which to us is unknown.
After these explanations we may unhesitatingly regard the miracle as part of the Christian faith; for this is based on the incorruptible, adamantine Laws of God, which even in all miracles are not annulled but fulfilled.
In reality the whole of Creation is one single tremendous miracle which we are allowed to experience with open heart every day!
Copyright 1985 by Herbert Vollmann, Vomperberg, Tyrol. All rights reserved.