THE FIFTH POINT 79 and in his desire is so strong that'he can again break and transform into gentleness the evil essences, as often as for him a quality becomes enkindled ; that he is able to let all go that shines and glitters in this world ; that he can do good for evil; that he hath full mastery over all his worldly substance, be it money or goods, ^to give, thereof to the needy and for God's truth to abandon it all; and freely and willingly for God's sake resign him- self to misery in assured hope of that which is eternal: for him the divine power flows, so that he may kindle the light of the kingdom of joy therein; he tastes what God is. He is the most undoubted man, and carries the divine image with heavenly essence in himself even in the time of the outer body. 45. There Jesus is born of the Virgin, and that man never dies. He lets pass from him only the earthly kingdom, which was to him in this time an opposition and hindrance, with which God has concealed him. For God will not cast pearls before swine; they are hidden in Him. 46. This same new man dwells not in this world ; neither doth the devil know him, only he is hostile to his essence, which contains the inward centre; for it impedes him that his will is not done. And therefore he incites the evil animal-men against him, to vex and persecute him, so that the true humanity remains concealed.