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 within ...within the land of the eagle ...
and all of all and everywhere and everything ...thing ...looked "normal" and expected ...as "usual" ...
and a man of that world ...of the worldly was standing on the plain of it ...
and looking over the whole land ...
and the man of that world ...was to look upon ...as shown ...was seen ...as "normal" and as "expected" ...as "usual" ...
and the man of the world of the worldly stood there proudly and at peace with himself ...
even glory us ...glory us ...proud within himself of his own thinking and his own judgments and imaginations and works ...
and again ...the man of that world ...was to look upon ...as shown ...was seen ...as "normal" and as "expected" ...as "usual" ...
and another man appeared ...
and he also looked over the whole land ...
and the appearing man reached down ...and loosened the soil ...the soiled ...soil of the land that the man of the world stood on ...
and the appearing man ripped up the soil ...
and the soil ripped like a vast plain of sod ...being ...being ripped up ...
and as though the whole ground of the world of the worldly would be clean taken away ...
and the man of the world of the worldly was shocked at the seeing of the land being ...being stripped of its...covering ...
and the man of the world of the worldly asked the appearing ..."what is this ? what am i being ...being shown ?'
and the appearing man answered and said " this land will be stripped of its flesh like the deer or the ram is stripped of its flesh BEFORE THE SLAUGHTER.
and the man of the world of the worldly was stunned ...even as the land of the world of the worldly ...moved beneath his feet.
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
THE BOOK OF WISDOM Chpt 14
Moreover, this was not enough for them that they erred in the knowledge of God: but where as they lived in the great wars of ignorance, those many and great plagues called they peace. For either they slew their own children, and offered them, or did sacrifice in the night season, or else held unreasonable watches: so that they kept neither life ner marriage clean: but either one slew another to death maliciously or else grieved his neighbor with *advoutry. And thus were all things mixed together: blood manslaughter, theft, dissimulation, corruption, unfaithfulness, sedition, perjury, disquietness of good men, unthankfulness, defiling of souls, changing of birth, unsteadfastness of marriage, misorder of *advoutry and uncleanness. And why? the honoring of abominable images is the cause, the beginning and end of all evil. For they worship Idols, either they are mad when they be merry, or prophesy lies, or live ungodly, or else lightly foreswear themselves. For in so much as their trust is in the Idols ( which have neither souls ner understanding ) though they swear falsely, yet they think it shall not hurt them.
Therefore cometh a great plague upon them, and that worthily: for they have an evil opinion of God, giving heed unto Idols, swearing unjustly to deceive, and despising righteousness. For their swearing is no virtue, but a plague of them that sin, and goeth ever with the offense of the ungodly
*ordened: ordained (ordered).
*advoutry: prefix "a" meaning not or without, devout: devotion; plain hearted to God, being devoted to something or some one else. see James 2 for adultery
THE FOURTH BOOK OF ESDRAS Chpt 1
The second book of the prophet Esdras ( the son of Saraias, the son of Azarias the son of Neichia, the son of Sallum, the son of Sadoc, the son of Achitou, the son of *Amerias, the son of Azarias, the son of Maraioth, the son of Sahias, the son of Uzi, the son of Boccus, the son of Abisu, the son of Phineas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, of the tribe of Levi ) which was prisoner in the land of the Meedes, in the reign of Artaxerses king of Persia.
And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying : go thy way, and show my people their sinful deeds, and their children their wickednesses, which they have done against me, that they may tell their childrens children the same: for the sins of their fathers are increased in them. And why they have forgotten me, and have offered unto strange gods. Am not I even he, that brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage: But they have provoked me unto wrath, and despised my counsels. Pull thou out then the heart of thy head, and call all evil over them, for they have not been obedient to my law.
This is a people with out learning and nurture. How long shall I forebear them, unto whom I have done so much good: Many kings have I destroyed for their sakes: Pharo with his servants and all his power have I smitten down and slayen: All the nations have I destroyed and rooted out before them, and in the East I brought two lands and people to nought, even Tyre and Sidon, and have slayen all their enemies. Speak thou therefore unto them, saying: Thus sayeth the Lord: I lead you through the sea, and have given you sure streets since the beginning. I gave you Moses to be your captain, and Arron to be the priest: I gave you light in a pillar of fire, and great wonders have I done among you: yet have ye forgotten me, sayeth the Lord.
Thus sayeth the almighty Lord: I gave you quails to eat, and tents for your succor: Nevertheless ye murmured, and ascribed not the victory of your enemies unto my name: yee this same day do ye murmur. Where are the benefits, that I have done for you: when ye were hungry in the wilderness, did ye not cry unto me: Why hast thou brought us unto this wilderness, to kill us: It had been better for us, to have served the Egyptians, then to die in this wilderness. Then had I pity upon your mournings, and gave you manna to eat. Ye ate angels food. When ye were thirsty, did not I hew the hard stone, and cause water to flow thereout? For the heat I covered you with the leaves of the trees. And good pleasant fat land gave I you: I cast out the Canaanites, the Pheresites, and the Philistines before you. What shall I do more for you, sayeth the Lord?
Thus sayeth the almighty Lord: When ye were in the wilderness, in the water of the Amorites, being a thirst, and blaspheming my name, I gave you not fire for your blasphemes, but cast a tree into the water, and made the river sweet. What shall I do unto thee, O' Jacob? Thou Juda wouldest not obey me: I will turn me to another people, and unto those I will give my name, that they may keep my statutes. Seeing ye have forsaken me, I will forsake you also. When ye desire me to be gracious unto you, I shall have not mercy upon you. When ye call upon me, I will not hear you. For ye have defiled your hands with blood, and your feet are swift to commit manslaughter. Ye have not forsaken me ( in a manner ) but your own selves, sayeth the Lord.
Thus sayeth the almighty Lord: have I not prayed you, as a father his sons, as a mother her daughters, and as a nurse her young babes, that ye would be my people, and I should be your God: that ye would be my children, and I should be your own father: I gathered you together, as an hen gathereth her chickens under her wings. But now what shall I do unto you? I shall cast you out from my face: When ye offer unto me, I shall turn my face from you: for your solemn feast days, your new moons, and your circumcisions have I forsaken. I sent unto you my servants the Prophets, whom you have taken and slayen, and torn their bodies in pieces, whose blood I will require of your hands, sayeth the Lord.
Thus sayeth the almighty Lord: your house must be desolate. I will cast you out as the wind doeth the straw: your children shall not be fruitful, for they have despised my commandment, and done the thing that is evil before me. Your houses will I give unto a people that shall come, and they that never heard me shall believe in me: and they unto whom I never showed token, shall do the thing that I command them. They have seen no Prophets, yet shall they call their sin to remembrance, and knowledge them. I report me unto the grace, that I will do for that people which is to come, whose childern rejoice in gladness: and though they have not seen me with bodily eyes, yet in spirit they believe: the things that I say. And now brother, behold what great worship, and see the people that cometh from the East, unto whom I will give the dukedom of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, of *Dseas, Amos, and Micheas, of Joel, Abdy, Jonas, Naum, and Abacuc, of Sophony, Aggeus, Zachary, and Malachi; which is called also an angel (or messenger ) of the Lord
*Amerias later see the Eagle whose wings cover the earth: note. RN
*Dseas =Hosea, Micheas =Micah, Abdy =Obadiah, Jonas = Jonah, Naum =Nahum, Abacuc =Habakkuk, Sophony =Zephanaih, Aggeus = Haggai, Zachary =Zechariah
EZEKIEL or JEHEZEKIEL Chpt 21
The word of the Lord came to me, saying: Thou son of man, set thy face toward Jerusalem, speak against the Sanctuary, and prophesy against the land of Israel, say to the land of Israel: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will upon thee, and will draw my sword out of the sheath, and root out of thee the righteous and the wicked, Seeing then that I will root out of thee both the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go out of his sheath against all flesh from the north to the south: that all flesh may know, how that I the Lord, have drawn my sword out of the sheath, and it shall not be put in again.
Mourn therefore ( O thou son of man ) that thy loins crack withal, yee mourn bitterly for them: And if they say, wherefore mournest thou? Then tell them: for the tidings that cometh, at the which all hearts shall melt, all hands shall be letten down, all stomachs shall faint, and all knees shall wax feeble. Behold, it cometh, and shall be fulfilled, saith the Lord God.
Again, the word of the Lord came unto me, saying: Thou son of man, prophesy, saying: Thus saith the Lord God: speak, the sword is sharpened and well scoured. Sharpened is it for slaughter, and scoured that it may be bright. *O, the destroying staff of my son, shall bring down all wood. He hath put his sword to the *dighting, that good hold may be taken of it. This sword is sharpened and *dight, that it may be given into the hand of the man slayer.
Cry ( O thou son of man ) and howl, for this sword shall smite my people, and all the rulers of Israel, which with my people shall be slain down to the ground through his sword. Smite thou upon thy thigh, For wherefor should not the plague and staff of judgement come? Prophesy thou son of man, and smite thine hands together: make the sword two edged, yee make it three edged, the manslayers sword, that sword of great slaughter, which shall smite them, even in their privy chambers: to make them abashed and faint at the hearts, and in all gates to make some of them fall. O how bright and sharp it is, how well dight and meat for the slaughter. Get thee to some place alone, either upon the right hand or the left, wither so ever thy face turneth. I will smite my hands together also and satisfy my wrothfull indignation: Even I the Lord hath said it.
The word of the Lord came yet unto me again saying: Thou son of man, make thee two streets, that the sword of the king of Babylon may come. Both these streets shall go out of one land. He shall set him up a place, at the head of the street shall he choose him out a corner. Make that a street, that the sword may come toward Kabbath of the Ammonites, and to the strong city of Jerusalem. For the king of Babylon shall stand in the turning of the way, at the head of the two trees: to ask counsel of the soothsayers, casting the lots with his arrows, to ask counsel at the Idols, and to look in the liver. But the soothsaying shall point to the right side upon Jerusalem, that he may set men of war, to smite it with a great noise, to cry out Alarm, to set battle rams against the gates, to grave up ditches, and to make bulwarks.
Nevertheless, as for the soothsaying, they shall hold it but for vanity, even as though a jest were told them: yee and they themselves remember their wickedness, so that by right they must be taken and *womne.Therefore saith the Lord God: for as much as ye yourselves show your offense, and have opened your wickedness, so that in all your works men may see your sins: yee in so much ( I say ) that ye yourselves have made mention thereof ye shall be taken by violence.
O thou shameful wicked guide of Israel whose day is come: even the time when wickedness shall have an end: Thus saith the Lord God: take away the miser, and put off the crown, and so is it away: the humble is exalted, and the proud brought low. Punish, punish, yee punish them will I, and destroy them: and that shall not be fulfilled till he come, to whom the judgement belongeth, and to whom I have given it. And thou ( O son of man ) prophecy, and speak: Thus saith the Lord God to the children of Ammon, and to their blaspheme, speak thou: The sword, the sword is drawn forth already to slaughter, and scoured that it glittereth ( because thou hast looked out vanities, and prophesied lies ) that it may come upon thy neck, like as upon the other ungodly, which be slain: whose day came, when their wickedness was full.
Though it were put up again into the sheath, yet will I punish thee, in the land where thou wast nourished and born, and pour my indignation upon thee and will blow upon thee in the fire of my wrath, and deliver thee unto evil people, which are learned to destroy. Thou shalt feed the fire and thy blood shall be shed in the land, that thou mayest be put out of remembrance. Even I the Lord have spoken it
*dighting=prepared, dressed, made ready. *womne (won).
THE EPISTLE OF ST. JAMES Chpt 5
Go to now ye rich men. Weep, and howl on your wretchedness that shall come upon you. Your riches is corrupt, your garments are motheaten. Your gold and your silver are cankered, and the rust of them shall be a witness unto you, and shall eat your flesh, as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together in your last days: Behold the hire of the laborers which have reaped down your fields (which hire is of you kept back by fraud) crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped, are entered into the ears of the Lord Sabbaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth and in wantonness. Ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and have killed the just, and he hath not resisted you.
Be patient therefore brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold the husbandman: waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience thereupon, until he receive the early and the latter rain. Be ye also patient therefore and settle your hearts, for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Grudge not one against another brethren, lest ye be *dampned. Behold the judge standeth before the door. Take (my brethren) the Prophets for an example of suffering adversity, and of long patience, which spake in the name of the Lord. Behold we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have known what end the Lord made. For the Lord is very pitiful and merciful.
But above all things my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by earth, neither by any other oath. Let your yee be yee*, and your nay, nay: lest ye fall into hypocrisy. If any of you be evil vexed, let him pray. If any of you be merry, let him sing Psalms. If any be diseased among you, let him call for the elders of the congregation, and let them pray over him, and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up: and if he have committed sins they shall be forgiven him.
Knowledge your faults one to another: and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man availeth much, if it be fervent. *Helias was a man mortal even as we are and he prayed in his prayer that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
Brethren if any of you *erre from the truth and another convert him, let the same know that he which converted the sinner from going astray out of his way, shall save a soul from death, and shall hide the multitude of sins
*dampned (dampened, damned?) * yee =yes and nay =no. period. *Helias (Elias)
*erre (error) then is plain; against the very truth and verity (realness) of God and Christ.
TO THE HEBREWS Chpt 4
Let us fear therefore lest any of us forsaking the promise of entering into his rest, should seem to come behind. For unto us was it declared, as well as unto them. But it profited not them that they heard the word, because they which heard it, coupled it not with faith. But we which have believed, do enter into his rest, as contrariwise he said to the other: I have sworn in my wrath, they shall not enter into my rest. And that spake he verily long after that the works were made and the foundation of the world laid. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day, on this wise: And God did rest the seventh day from all his works. And in this place again: They shall not come into my rest.
Seeing therefore it followeth that some must enter thereinto, and they to whom it was first preached, entered not therein for unbeliefs sake. Again he appointeth in David a certain present day after so long a time, saying as it is rehearsed: this day if ye hear his voice, be not hard hearted. For if Joshua had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. There remaineth therefore yet a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, doth cease from his own works as God did from his.
Let us study therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example, into unbelief. For the word of God is quick, and mighty in operation, and sharper then any two edged sword: and entereth through, even unto the dividing asunder of the soul and the spirit, and of the joints and the *mary : and judgeth the thoughts and the intents of the heart: neither is there any creature invisible in the sight of him. For all things are naked and bare unto the eyes of him, of whom we speak
*mary (marrow? )
THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN Chpt 1
And I turned back to see the voice that spake to me. And when I was turned: I saw seven golden candlesticks. And in the midst of the candlesticks, one like unto the son of man, clothed with a linen garment down to the ground, and girt about the *paps with a golden girdle. His head, and his hairs were white, as white wool, and as snow: and his eyes were as a flame of fire: and his feet like unto brass as though they burnt in a furnace: and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars. And out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword. And his face shone even as the *son in his strength
And when I saw him, I fell at his feet, even as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me: fear not. I am the first and the last, and am alive, and was dead. And behold I am alive for evermore, and have the keys of hell and of death. Write therefore the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be fulfilled hereafter: and the mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the messengers of the seven congregations: And the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven congregations
*Jesu: Hebrew for Jesus. *sonday : exactly as it appears, sun in the text would have been sunne, see chap 6. *paps (chest)
THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN Chpt 12
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. And she was with child and cried travailing in birth, and pained ready to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven, for behold a great red dragon having seven heads, and ten horns and crowns upon his heads: and his tail drew the third part of the stars, and cast them to the earth.
And the dragon stood before the woman, which was ready to be delivered: for to devour her child as soon as it were born. And she brought forth a man child, which should rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her son was taken up unto God, and to his seat. And the woman fled into wilderness, where she had a place, prepared of God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his Angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his Angels, and prevailed not: neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon, that old serpent called the devil and Satan was cast out. Which deceiveth all the world. And he was cast into the earth, and his angels were cast out also.
And I heard a loud voice saying: in heaven is now made salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ. For he is cast down which accused them before God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth, and of the sea: for the devil is come down unto you which hath great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
And when the dragon saw, that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman, which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, times, and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. And the dragon cast out of his mouth water after the woman as it had been a river, because she should have been caught of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed, up the river, which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman: and went and made war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. And I stood on the sea
*stonde*stonde: two possible words come from the Middle English: stound: meaning "a short time" and stonen: meaning "stunned". stunned because of the vision
THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN Chpt 17
And there came one of the seven Angels, which had the seven vials: and talked with me, saying unto me: come I will show thee the judgement of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters, with whom have committed fornication the kings of the earth, so that the inhabiters of the earth, are drunken with the wine of her fornication. And he carried me away into the wilderness in the spirit. And I saw a woman sit upon a rose colored beast full of names of blasphemy which had ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and rose colour and decked with gold, precious stone, and pearls, and had a cup of gold in her hand, full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. And in her forehead was a name written, a mystery, great Babylon the mother of whoredom and abominations of the earth. And I saw the wife drunken with the blood of saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of *Jesu. And when I saw her: I wondered with great marvel.
And the Angel said unto me: wherefore marvellest thou? I will show thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that beareth her, which hath seven heads, and ten horns. The beast that thou seest, was, and is not, and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and shall go into perdition, and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder (whose names are not written in the book of life from the beginning of the world) when they behold the beast that was and is not. And here is a mind that hath wisdom.
The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth: they are also seven kings. Five are fallen, and one is, and another is not yet come. When he cometh he must continue a space. And the beast that was, and is not, is even the eighth, and is one of the seven, and shall go into destruction. And the ten horns which thou seest, are ten kings, which have received no kingdom, but shall receive power as kings at one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall fight with the lamb, and the lamb shall overcome them: For he is Lord of lords, and king of kings and they that are on his side, are called, and chosen and faithful.
And he said unto me: the waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are people, and folk, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns, which thou sawest upon the beast, are they that shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate, and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts, to fulfil his will, and to do with one consent, for to give her kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest, is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth
*Jesu: Hebrew for Jesus
and others of the same ...
"more on the cattle for slaughter and eating their own children...
"WAR ...3 edged sword ...MAN of perdition... slaughter of youth ...fame of WAR"
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