And measures and matters of The Truth of the "time" we are in ...how "man" ..."thought to change time and times ...
Dearly beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, how that one day is with the Lord, as a thousand year, and a thousand year as one day.
The Lord is not slack to fulfil his promise, as some men count slackness: but is patient to us ward, and would have no man lost, but would receive all men to repentance.
Behold in a dread nightmare of the dark season ...of the times and time ..of the season of man ...see son of man ...
and i was taken and shown a place ...blanketed with snow ...deep and still falling ...
and there were men helping each other ...
even the rich needed the help of the plain ...
and again the snow was heavy and much ...
and the authorities were bound by the COLDNESS and the SNOW.
even fire ...fire departments could not keep their stations clear of snow ...
even to put out any ones ...house on fire ...
and men took turns driving a six wheel drive vehicle ...
and the men went to the store ...to get groceries ...provision and sustenance ...
and the store was packed ...with people...
even so much so that there were no carts left ...
and frightened women stole carts left ...un attended ...for the food for their families and children ...
and food was hidden in places ...within the store ...where no one was allowed to go ...
And ...AGAIN the people ...rushed and ravaged and crowded and pushed and shoved each other rudely wretchedly ... in the store...
evenso of the most and many...the few...only knew ...if they would get to their...house ...
or NOT. (period)
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MARK Chpt 13
And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples said unto him: Master, see what stones, and what buildings are here. And Jesus answered and said unto him: Seest thou these great buildings? There shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat on mount Olivet, over against the temple, Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew asked him secretly: tell us, when shall these things be? And what is the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled? And Jesus answered them, and began to say: take heed lest any man deceive you. For many shall come in my name saying: I am Christ, and shall deceive many.
When ye shall hear of war and tidings of war, be ye not troubled. For such things must needs be. But the end is not yet. For there shall nation arise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there shall be earth quakes in all quarters, and famishment and troubles. These are the beginning of sorrows. But take ye heed to yourselves. For they shall bring you up to the councils and into the synagogues, and ye shall be beaten: yea and shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimonial unto them. And the Gospel must first be published among all nations.
But when they lead you and present you take no thought aforehand what ye shall say, neither imagine: but whatsoever is given you at the same time, that speak. For it shall not be ye that shall speak, but the holy ghost. Yea and the brother shall deliver the brother to death, and the father the son, and the children shall rise against their fathers and mothers, and shall put them to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my names sake. But whosoever shall endure unto the end, the same shall be safe.
Moreover when ye see the abomination that betokeneth desolation, whereof is spoken by Daniel the prophet, stand where it ought not, let him that readeth understand. Then let them that be in *Jurie, flee to the mountains. And let him that is on the house top, not descend down into the house, neither enter therein, to fetch anything out of his house. And let him that is in the field, not turn back again unto those things which he left behind him, for to take his clothes with him. Woe shall be then to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days. But pray, that your flight be not in the winter. For there shall be in those days such tribulation, as was not from the beginning of creatures which God created unto this time, neither shall be. And except that the Lord should shorten those days, no man should be saved. But for the elects sake, which he hath chosen, he hath shortened those days.
And then, if any man say to you: lo, here is Christ: lo, he is there, believe not. For false Christs shall arise, and false prophets, and shall show miracles and wonders, to deceive if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: behold I have showed you all things before.
Moreover in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall wax dark, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars of heaven shall fall: and the powers which are in heaven, shall move. And then shall they see the son of man coming in the clouds, with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, and from the one end of the world to the other.
Learn a similitude of the fig tree. When his branches are yet tender, and hath brought forth leaves, ye know that summer is near. So in like manner when ye see these things come to pass: understand, that it is nigh even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. Heaven and earth shall pass, but my words shall not pass. But of the day and the hour knoweth no man: no not the Angels which are in heaven: neither the son himself, save the father only.
Take heed, watch and pray, for ye know not when the time is. As a man which is gone into a strange country, and hath left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch therefore, for ye know not when the master of the house will come, whether at evening or at midnight, whether at the cock crowing or in the dawning: lest if he come suddenly, he should find you sleeping. And that I say unto you, I say unto all men, watch.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 24
And Jesus went out and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him, for to show him the building of the temple. Jesus said unto them: see ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you: there shall not be here left one stone upon another, that shall not be cast down.
And as he sat upon the mount Olivet, his disciples came unto him secretly saying. Tell us when these things shall be: and what sign shall be of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered, and said unto them: take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name saying: I am Christ: and shall deceive many. Ye shall hear of wars, and of the fame of wars: but see that ye be not troubled. For all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and realm against realm: and there shall be pestilence, hunger and earthquakes in all quarters. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they put you to trouble, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my names sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one the other. And many false prophets shall arise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall have the upper hand, the love of many shall abate. But he that endureth to the end, the same shall be safe. And this glad tidings of the kingdom: shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all nations: and then shall the end come.
When ye therefore shall see the abomination that betokeneth desolation, spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, stand in the holy place: let him that readeth it, understand it. Then let them which be in *Jury, fly into the mountains. And let him which is on the house top, not come down to fetch anything out of his house. Neither let him which is in the field, return back to fetch his clothes. Woe shall be in those days to them that are with child, and to them that give suck. But pray that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the world to this time, nor shall be. Ye and except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the chosens sake, those days shall be shortened.
Then if any man shall say unto you: lo, here is Christ, or there is Christ: believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall do great miracles and wonders. In so much that if it were possible, the very elect should be deceived. Take heed, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you: behold he is in the desert, go not forth: behold he is in the secret places, believe not. For as the lightning cometh out of the East and shineth unto the west: so shall the coming of the son of man be. For wheresoever a dead carcass is, even thither will the eagles resort. Immediately after the tribulations of those days, shall the sun be darkened: and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall move. And then shall appear the sign of the son of man in heaven. And then shall all the kindreds of the earth mourn, and they shall see the son of man come in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his Angels with the great voice of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his chosen, from the four winds, and from the one end of the world to the other.
Learn a similitude of the fig tree: when his branches are yet tender and his leaves sprung, ye know that summer is nigh. So likewise ye, when ye see all these things, be ye sure that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass till all these be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall perish, but my words shall abide. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no not the angels of heaven, but my father only.
As the time of Noe was, so likewise shall the coming of the son of man be. For as in the days before the flood: they did eat and drink, marry, and were married, even unto the day that Noe entered in to the ship, and knew of nothing, till the flood came and took them all away: So shall also the coming of the son of man be. Then two shall be in the fields, the one shall be received, and the other shall be refused, two shall be grinding at the mill the one shall be received, and the other shall be refused. Wake therefore, because ye know not what hour your master will come. Of this be sure, that if the good man of the house knew what hour the thief would come: he would surely watch, and not suffer his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready, for in the hour ye think he would not: will the son of man come. If there be any faithful servant and wise, whom his master hath made ruler over his household to give them meat in season convenient, happy is that servant whom his master (when he cometh) shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, he shall make him ruler over all his goods. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, my master will defer his coming, and begin to smite his fellows, ye and to eat and to drink with the drunken: that servants master will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not ware of, and will divide him, and give him his reward with hypocrites. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth
*Jury (Jewry) : exact spelling was Jury
THE GOSPELL OF ST. JOHN Chpt 10
Verily, verily I say unto you: he that entereth not in by the door, into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way: the same is a thief and a robber. He that goeth in by the door, is the shepherd of the sheep: to him the porter openeth, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he hath sent forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but will fly from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. This similitude spake Jesus unto them. But they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. Then said Jesus unto them again. Verily, verily I say unto you: I am the door of the sheep. All, even as many as came before me, are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be safe, and shall go in and out and find pasture. The thief cometh not but for to steal, kill and destroy. I am come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. An hired servant, which is not the shepherd, neither the sheep are his own, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and flyeth, and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hired servant flyeth, because he is an hired servant, and careth not for the sheep. I am that good shepherd, and know mine, and am known of mine. As my father knoweth me: even so know I my father. And I give my life for the sheep: and other sheep I have, which are not of this fold. Them also must I bring, that they may hear my voice, and that there may be one flock and one shepherd.
Therefore doth my father love me, because I put my life from me, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me: but I put it away of myself. I have power to put it from me, and have power to take it again: This commandment have I received of my father. And there was a dissension again among the Jewes for these sayings, and many of them said. He hath the devil, and is mad: why hear ye him? Other said, these are not the words of him that hath the devil. Can the devil open the eyes of the blind?
And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter: and Jesus walked in Solomons porch. Then came the Jewes round about him, and said unto him: How long dost thou make us doubt? If thou be Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them: I told you and ye believe not. The works that I do in my fathers name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep. As I said unto you: my sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me, and I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My father which gave them me, is greater then all and no man is able to take them out of my fathers hand. And I and my father are one.
Then the Jewes again took up stones, to stone him with all. Jesus answered them: many good works have I showed you from my father: for which of them will ye stone me? The Jewes answered him saying. For thy good works sake we stone thee not: but for thy blasphemy, and because that thou being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them: Is it not written in your law: I say, ye are Gods? If he called them Gods unto whom the word of God was spoken (and the scripture cannot be broken) say ye then to him, whom the father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, thou blasphemest, because I said I am the son of God? If I do not the works of my father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, yet believe the works, that ye may know and believe that the father is in me, and I in him.
Again they went about to take him: but he escaped out of their hands, and went away again beyond Jordan, into the place where John before had baptised, and there abode. And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man, are true. And many believed on him there
THE BOOK OF WISDOM Chpt 16
For these and such other things have they suffered worthy punishment, and through the multitude of beasts are they rooted out. Instead of the which punishments thou hast graciously ordered on thy own people, and given them their desire that they longed for: a new and strange taste, preparing them quails to be their meat: to the intent that ( by the things which were showed and sent unto them ) they that were so greedy of meat, might be withdrawn even from the desire that was necessary. But these within a short time were brought unto poverty, and tasted a new meat. For it was *requisite that ( without any excuse ) destruction should come upon those which used tyranny, and to show only unto the other, how their enemies were destroyed. For the cruel woodiness of the beasts came upon them, they perished through the stings of the cruel serpents.
Not with standing thy wrath endured not perpetually, but they were put in fear for a little season, that they might be reformed, having a token of salvation, to remember the commandment of thy law. For he that converted, was not healed by the thing that he saw, but by thee, O' Savior of all. So in this thou showest thine enemies, that it is thou, which deliverest from all evil. As for then when they were bitten with grasshoppers and flys, they died, for they were worthy to perish by such: But neither the teeth of the dragons ner the venomous worms over came thy children, for thy mercy was ever by them and helped them. Therefore were they punished to remember thy words, but hastily were they healed again: lest they should fall into so deep forgetfulness, that they might not use thy help.
It was neither herb ner plaster that restored them to health, but thy word ( O' Lord ) which healeth all things. It is thou ( O' Lord ) that hast the power of life and death: thou leadest unto deaths door, and bringest up again. But man through wickedness slayeth his own soul, and when his spirit goeth forth, it turneth not again, neither may he call again the soul that is taken away: It is not possible to escape thy hand. For the ungodly that wouldnt know thee, were punished by the strength of thine arm: with strange waters, hails and rains were they persecute, and through fire were they consumed. For it was a wondrous thing that fire might do more then water which quencheth all things: but the world is the avenger of the righteous. Some time was the fire so tame, that the beasts which were sent to punish the ungodly, burnt not: and that because they should see and know, that they were persecuted with the punishment of God. And some time burnt the fire in the water on every side, that it might destroy the unrighteous nation of the earth. Again, thou hast fed thy own people with Angels food, and sent them bread ready from heaven ( without their labor ) being very pleasant and well *gusted. And to show thy riches and sweetness unto thy children, thou gavest every one their desire, so that every man might take what liked him best. But the snow and ice abode the violence of thy fire, and melted not: that they might know, that the fire burning in the hail and rain, destroyed the fruit of the enemies: the fire also forgot his strength again, that the righteous might be nourished. For the creature that serveth thee ( which art the maker ) is fierce in punishing the unrighteous, but is easy and gentle to do good, unto such as put their trust in thee. Therefore did all things alter at the same time, and were all obedient unto thy grace, which is the nurse of all things, according to the desire of them that had need thereof: that thy children, O' Lord, whom thou lovest, might know, that it is not nature and the growing of fruits that feedeth men, but that it is thy word, which preserveth them that put their trust in thee. For look what might not be destroyed with the fire, as soon as it was warmed with alittle Sun beam, it melted: that all men might know, that thanks ought to be given unto thee before the *Sun rise, and that thou oughtest to be worshiped before the day spring. For the hope of the unthankful shall melt away as the winter ice, and perish as water, that is not necessary
*requisite; (required, essential) *gusted (strong wind, out burst of emotion)
*Sun (cap S)
THE THIRD BOOK OF ESDRAS Chpt 9
Then Esdras stood up from the court of the temple without, and went in to the chamber of Jonathas the son of Nasabus, and remained there, and ate no meat, nor drank drink, for the multitude of the wickedness of the people. And there was a proclamation in all Jewry and at Jerusalem, for all such as were gathered at Jerusalem out of the captivity, that whosoever came not to Jerusalem within two or three days (a according to the judgement of the old lords of counsel ) his goods should be taken from him, and be excluded from the congregation of the captivity. And in three days were all they of the tribe of Judah and BenJamin gathered together at Jerusalem, the twentieth day of the ninth month. And the whole multitude sat trembling in the court of the temple, for it was winter. So Esdras arose up, and said unto them: Ye have done unrighteously, in that ye have taken outlandish wives to marriage, and so to increase the sins of Israel. And know knowledge the same, and give praise unto the Lord God of our fathers, and perform his will, departing from the Heathen of the land, and from the outlandish wives. Then cried the whole multitude with a loud voice, and said: Like as thou hast spoken, so will we do: But forasmuch as the people are many, and the winter here, we may not stand without the house: again, this work is not a thing, that can be finished in a day or two, for we be many that have sinned in these things: Ordain therefore, the rulers of the multitude and all that dwell with us, and as many as have outlandish wives, the Priests also and judges of every place may stand in the time appointed, till they loose up the wrath of the Lord in his business.
Then Jonathas the son of Ezeli, and Ozias and Thecam received charge of this matter, and Bozoramus, and Leivs, and Sabbatheus helped them thereto. After this, all they stood up that were come out of captivity. And Esdras the Priest chose unto him the principal men from among the fathers according to their names, and in the new moon of the tenth month they sat together, to examine this matter. And so the matter was a determining ( concerning the men that had outlandish wives ) until the new moon of the first month. And of the Priests that mixed themselves with outlandish wives, there were found: Of the sons of Jesu the son of Josedec and his brethren, Mazeas, Eleazar, Joribus and Joadeus, which offered themselves to put away their wives, and to offer a ram for their ignorance. And of the sons of Semmeri, Masseas, and Esses, and Jeelech Azarias. Of the sons of Fosera, Limosias, Hismaen, Nathanea, Jussio, Jeddus, and Talsas. And of the Levites Josabdus, Semeis, and Colnis, Caletas, Facteas, Colnas, and Elionas. Of the singers of the Sanctuary, Eliarib, Zackarus. Of the porters, Sallumus and Tolbanes. And of Israel, of the children of Foro, Osi, and Remias, and Geddias, and Melchias, Michelus, Eleazarus, Jemmebias, and Bannas. And of the children of Jolaman, Chanias, Zachari, Jeizrelus, Joddius, Erimoth and Elias. And the sons of Jathoim, Eliadas, Liasamus, and Zochias, Larimoth, Sabdis and Tebedias. And of the sons of Zebes, Johannes, Amanias, Zabdias, and Emmeus. And of the sons of Bannus, Olammus, Maluchus, Jeddus, Jasub, Asabus and Jerimoth. And of the sons Adin, Naatus, and Moosias, and Caleus, and Rannas, Maasuas, Mathathias, Besel, Bannus and Manasses.
And of the sons of Nave, Nones, Afeas, Melchias, Sameas, Simon, BenJamin, Malthus and Marras. And of the sons of Asom, Carianeus, Mathathias, Bannus, Eliphalach, Manasses, Semei. Of the sons of Bannus, Jeremy, Moodias, Abramas, Johel, Baneas, Peliaas, Jona, Marimoth, Eliasib, Mathaneus, Eliasis, Ozias Dielus, Semedius, Zambris and Joseph. Of the sons of Nobeus, Jdelus, Mathathias Sabadus, Zecheda, Sedmi, Jesseus, and Baneas. All these had taken outlandish women to marriage, and they put them away with their children. The Priests and Levites, and all they that were of Israel, dwelt at Jerusalem and throughout all the land, in the new moon of the seventh month, and the children of Israel were in their dwellings. And the whole multitude came together upon the floor at the East side of the holy port of the temple. And they spake unto Esdras the high Priest and reader, that he would bring the law of Moses, which was given of the Lord God of Israel. So Esdras the high Priest brought the law unto the whole multitude, to man and woman, and to all Priests, that they might hear the law, in the new moon of the seventh month. And he read in the floor that is before the holy port of the temple, from the morning early unto the evening, before men and women. And they applied their mind all to the law.
And Esdras the Priest and reader of the law stood up upon a scaffold of wood, which was made therefore: and upon his right hand there stood by him Mathathias, Samus, Ananias, Azarias, Urias, Ozechias, and Balsam: Upon his left hand stood Faldeus, Misael, Malachias, Abuschas, Sabus, Nabadias and Zachary. Then took Esdras the book before the whole multitude, for he was the principal, and had most honor of them all. And when he had read out the law, they all stood straight upon their feet, So Esdras praised the Lord the most high God, the Almighty God of Hosts. And all the people answered: Amen: and held up their hands, fell down flat upon the earth, and praised the Lord. And Jesus, Beneas, Sarebias, Jaddimus, Accubus, Sabbatheus, Calithes, Azarias, Joradus, Ananias, and Philias the Levites lift their hands upward, and bowed their faces to the ground, and praised the Lord: Those were they which taught the law of the Lord, and read the law of the Lord in the congregation: and every man set those before that understood the law. Then spake Atharates unto Esdras the high Priest and reader, and to the Levites that taught the multitude, saying: This day is holy unto the Lord: and all they that had heard the law, wept. So Esdras said: Depart your way then, and eat the best, and drink the sweetest, and send gifts unto them that have nothing: for this day is holy unto the Lord, and be not sorry. Then went they their way every each one, ate and dronke, and were merry, and sent rewards unto them that had nothing, that they also might eat with gladness: for they were exceedingly rejoiced, through the words that were read unto them in the law: And so they were gathered together at Jerusalem to hold the feast, according to the covenant of the Lord God of Israel
and others of a similitude ...
"Hard winter in the highest places "
"the sinking ship and winter comes..."
"from the coldness like winter..."
"a hard winter..."
"houses in winter..."
"Winter melt ..."
warm winter wind ...
winter star ...and praying
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