13] But is the Holy Spirit perhaps in, for example, the wise state laws, laws of war, all sorts of ordinances, and even in the sharp, manifold ecclesiastical disciplinary laws? - Indeed, I cannot find Him there!
 Why not? - Because in everything not I, but only worldly ruling advantages are the reason! Everybody wants to reign, the emperor and the king, the prince, the count, the baron, the knight, the lord of 'the merchant, the citizen, even the peasant, and of the emperor, of course, all his civil servants as if they represent almost everywhere the personality of the emperor himself.
 There must indeed be an emperor and a king and a prince; but they should not be there because of the rule, but because of the leadership, that the peoples would be led to Me by their leadership! But they are often only derived from Me and turned to the world, were not made strong, but only weak, so that they are easier to control in their weakness!
 Question: Is it the effect of the Holy Spirit, if the ruler sees in his subjects nothing but serfs, if he can go back on his word that he uttered at all times? - The ruler should be a leader and a comforter of his people and should give them laws that are not derived from pagan laws, but those of Mine; then he would be a righteous regent and the Holy Spirit would work with him, as he did with David and other worthy rulers. (Explanation of the Scriptures, chap. 19)
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