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 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 like farm ...where food is grown ...
and where cattle and stock are raised...
and there came a sudden spraying from on top of a high tower ...
and soon they were spraying the crops and the cattle and the stock ...
even everything that might be eaten ...consumed ...taken in ...
even the air that any might breath ...was sprayed ...
and i was sore afraid to breath in any of the spray ...
and coughed much to be rid of the waters from the high tower ...
and i sought shelter to be out of the spray ...
and i stood in the doorway to the barn ...
even the same as the storehouse ...of the harvest ...
and i did a check upon my self of breathing and heart condition ...
and i could see fine ...
and seemed nothing of the spraying from the high tower affected me ...
and i thanked God my father and Jesus my brother and Lord.
and that of mine whole being ...
and in an instant was i shown ...a suburban couple ...
and they were holding their children up ...
and the children had cans of deadly spray in the hands ...
and they were spraying along the eves of their house...
even to kill the bees ...any bees that might live there...
even all the bees that might pollinate ...food crops ...herbs or spices ...
or even flowers...or trees ...
and the husband and the wife ...
even the children were in the cloud of the deadly spray ...
and it seemed to bother them not ...at all ...
Not even in the smallest way ...way ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
THE PSALMS Chpt 78
Hear my law, O' my people, incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth in parables, and speak of things of old.
Which we have heard and known, and such as our fathers have told us.
That we should not hide them from the children of the generations to come: but to show the honor of the Lord, his might and wonderful works that he hath done. He made a covenant with Jacob, and gave Israel a law, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children. That their posterity might know it, and the children which were yet unborn.
To the intent that when they came up, they might show their children the same.
That they also might put their trust in God, and not to forget what he had done, but keep his commandments.
And not be as their forefathers, a *froward and *overthwart generation, a generation that set not their heart a right, and whose spirit was not true toward God. Like as the children of Ephraim, which being harnessed and carrying bows, turned themselves back in the time of battle.
They kept not the covenant of God, and would not walk in his law.
They forgot what he had done, and the wonderful works that he had showed for them.
Marvelous things did he in the sight of our fathers in the land of Egypt, even in the field of *Zoan. He divided the sea, and let them go through it, and made the waters to stand like a wall. In the daytime he led them with a cloud, and all the night through with a light of fire. He clave the hard rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink thereof, as it had been out of the great depth.
He brought waters out of the stony rock, so that they gushed out like the rivers.
Yet for all this they sinned against him, and provoked the most highest in the wilderness.
They tempted God in their hearts, and required meat for their lust.
For they spake against God, and said: yee, yee God shall prepare a table in the wilderness, shall he? Lo, he smote the stony rock, that the watery streams gushed out, and the streams flowed withal: but how can he give bread and provide flesh for his people?
When the Lord heard this, he was wroth: so the fire was kindled in Jacob, and heavy displeasure against Israel.
Because they believed not in God, and put not their trust in his help.
So he commanded the clouds above, and opened the doors of heaven.
He rained down manna upon them for to eat, and give them bread from heaven.
Then ate they angels food, for he sent them meat enough.
He caused the East wind to blow under heaven, and through his power he brought in the south wind. He made flesh to rain upon them as thick as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea: He let it fall among their tents round about their habitations.
So they ate, and were filled, for he gave them their own desire.
And they were not disappointed of their lust.
But while their meat was yet in their mouths: the heavy wrath of God came upon them, slew the wealthiest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.
For all this they sinned yet more, and believed not his wondrous works.
Therefore their days were consumed in vanity, and suddenly their years were gone.
When he slew them, they sought him, and turned them early unto God.
They thought then that God was their *succoure, and that the high God was their redeemer.
Nevertheless they did but flatter him with their mouths, and disassembled with him in their tongues. For their heart was not whole with him, neither continued they in his covenant.
But he was so merciful, that he forgave their misdeeds, and destroyed them not.
Yee, Yee, many a time turned he his wrath away, and would not *suffer his whole displeasure to arise. For he considered that they were but flesh: even a wind that passeth away, and cometh not again.
How many a time have they provoked him in the desert?
They turned back, and tempted God, and moved the holy one in Israel.
They thought not of his hand, in the day when he delivered them from the hand of the enemy. How he had wrought his miracles in Egypt, and his wonders in the land of Zoan. How he turned their waters to blood, so that they might not drink of the rivers.
He sent lice among them, to eat them up, and frogs to destroy them.
He gave their fruits unto the caterpillar, and their labor unto the grasshopper.
How he beat down their vineyards with hail stones, and their mulberry trees with the frost. How he smote their cattle with hail stones, and their flocks with hot thunderbolts.
How he sent upon them the fury of his wrath, anger and displeasure: with trouble and falling in of evil angels. When he made a way to his fearful indignation, and spared not their souls from death, yee and gave their cattle over to the pestilence.
When he smote all the firstborn in Egypt, the most principal and mightest in the dwellings of *Ham.
But as for his own people, he led them forth like sheep, and carried them in the wilderness like a flock. He brought them out safely, that they should not fear, and overwhelmed their enemies with the sea. He carried them unto the borders of his Sanctuary: even in to this hill, which he purchased with his right hand.
He did cast out the Heathen before them, caused their land to be divided among them for an heritage, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
For all this they tempted and displeased the most high God, and kept not his covenant. But turned their backs, and fell away like their forefathers, starting aside like a broken bow. And so they grieved him with their high places, and provoked him with images.
When God heard this, he was wroth, and took sore displeasure with Israel.
So that he forsook the Tabernacle in Silo, even his habitation wherein he dwelt among men. He deliver their power into captivity, and their glory into the enemys hand.
He gave his people over to the sword, for he was wroth with his heritage.
The fire consumed their young men, and their maidens were not given to marriage.
Their priests were slain with the sword, and there were no widows to make lamentation.
So the Lord awakened as one out of sleep, and like a giant refreshed with wine.
He smote his enemies in the hinder parts, and put them to a perpetual shame.
He refused the Tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim.
Nevertheless, he chose the tribe of Judah, even the hill of Sion which he loved.
And there he builded his temple on high, and layed the foundation of it like the ground, that it might perpetually endure.
He chose David also his servant, and took him away from the sheepfolds.
As he was following the ewes great with young, he took him, that he might feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.
So he fed them with a faithful and true heart, and ruled them with all the diligence of his power
*Asaph = "gatherer" Heb root = ( only God as gatherer )RN
*froward = stubbornly contrary. *overthwart = eager to oppose, ( that is; eager to oppose the loving willof God ) * Zoan = "place of departure" RN
*succoure = security;assistance in time of distress RN *suffer (allow)
*Ham for Egypt: because Mizraim of whom the Egyptians came was the son of Ham. MN
THE FOURTH BOOK OF ESDRAS Chpt 4
Then answered he me, and said: The more thou searchest, the more thou shalt marvel, for the world hasteth fast to pass away, and can not comprehend the things, that are promised for the righteous in time to come, for this world is full of unrighteousness and weakness.
But as concerning the things whereof thou asked me, I will tell thee. The evil is sown, but the destruction thereof is not yet come. If the evil now that is sown, be not turned upside down, and the place where the evil is sown, pass not away, then can not the thing come that is sown with good. For the corn of evil seed hath been sown in the heart of man from the beginning, and how much ungodliness hath he brought up unto this time? and how much shall he yet bring forth, until he come into the barn?
Ponder now by thy self, when the corn of the evil seed is cut down, how great a barn it shall fill: I answered and said: How and when shall these things come to pass? Wherefore are our years few from evil? And he answered me, saying: Ask not thou too much upon the Highest, for thy hastiness to be above him is but vain, thou makest to much a do. Did not the souls also of the righteous ask question of these things in their holiness:* How long shall I hope of this fashion? When cometh the fruit of my barn, and my reward? And upon this Jeremiel the Archangel gave them answer, and said: Even when the number of the seeds is filled in you: for he hath weighed the world in the balance: in measure and number hath he measured the time, and moveth it not, until the same measure be fulfilled. Then answered I and said: O' Lord, Lord, now are we all full of sin, and for our sake peradventure is it not, that the barn of the righteous shall not be filled, because of the sins of them that dwell upon the earth.
So he answered me., and said: Go thy way to a woman with children, and ask of her, when she hath fulfilled her nine months, if her childbed may keep the birth any longer within her. Then said I: No Lord, that can she not. And he said unto me: In hell the secret places of souls are like the privy chamber of a woman. For like as a woman that travaileth, maketh haste, when the time and necessity of the birth is at hand: Even so doth she hast to deliver it that is committed unto her. Look what thou desirest to see, it shall be shown thee from the beginning. Then answered I , and said: If I have found favor in thy sight, and if it be possible, and if I be meet therefore, show me then, whether there be more to come than is past, or more past then there is for to come. What is past, I know: but what is for to come, I know not.
And he said unto me: Stand up upon the right side, and I shall expound the similitude unto thee. So I stood, and behold, an hot burning oven went over before me: and it happened when the flame was gone by, the smoke had the upper hand. After this there went over before me a watery cloud, and sent down much rain with a storm: and when the stormy rain was past the drops remained still. Then said he unto me: like as the rain is more than the drops, and as the fire exceedeth the smoke, even so the measure of the things that are past, hath the upper hand. Then went the drops and the smoke above: and I prayed and said: May I live (thinkest thou) until that time? Or what shall happen in those days? He answered me, and said: As for the tokens whereof thou ask me, I may tell thee of them in a part: but as touching thy life, I may not show thee, for I am not sent therefore
* How long shall I hope of this fashion? (marginal note Revelation 6)
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 6
No man can serve two masters. For either he shall hate the one and love the other: or else he shall lean to the one and despise the other: ye cannot serve God and *Mammon. Therefore I say unto you, be not *careful for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more worth than meat, and the body more of value then raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither reap, nor yet carry into the barns: and yet your heavenly father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
THE GOSPELL OF ST. JOHN Chpt 4
And in the mean while his disciples prayed him saying: Master, eat. He said unto them: I have meat to eat, that ye know not of. Then said the disciples between themselves: hath any man brought him meat? Jesus said unto them: my meat is to do the will of him that sent me. And to finish his work. Say not ye: there are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold I say unto you, lift up your eyes, and look on the regions: for they are white already unto harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth reward, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth, and he that reapeth might rejoice together. And herein is the saying true, that one soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor. Other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labors.
SECOND BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 9
And the Lord said unto Moses: go unto Pharao and tell him, thus sayeth the Lord God of the Hebrews: send out my people that they may serve me. If thou wilt not let them go but wilt hold them still: behold, the hand of the Lord shall be upon thy cattle which thou hast in the field, upon horses, asses, camels, oxen, and sheep, with a mighty great *murrain. But the Lord shall make a division between the beasts of the Israelites, and the beasts of the Egyptians: so that there shall nothing die of all that pertaineth to the children of Israel. And the Lord appointed a time saying: tomorrow the Lord shall do this thing in the land.
And the Lord did the thing on the morrow, and all the cattle of Egypt died: but of the cattle of the children of Israel died not one. And Pharao sent to know: but there was not one of the cattle of the Israelites dead. Notwithstanding the heart of Pharao hardened, and he would not let the people go.
And the Lord said unto Moses and Aaron: take your hands full of ashes out of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it up into the air in the sight of Pharao, and it shall turn to dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall make swelling sores with blains both on man and beast in all the land of Egypt. And they took ashes out of the furnace, and stood before Pharao, and Moses sprinkled it up into the air: And there brake out sores with blains both in man and beast: so that the sorcerers could not stand before Moses, for there were botches on the enchanters and upon all the Egyptians. But the Lord hardened the heart of Pharao, that he hearkened not unto them, as the Lord had said unto Moses.
And the Lord said unto Moses: rise up early in the morning and stand before Pharao and tell him, thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews: Let my people go, that they may serve me, or else I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart and upon thy servants and on thy people, that you mayst know that there is none like me in all the earth. For now I will stretch out my hand and will smite thee and thy people with pestilence: so that thou shalt perish from the earth. Yee in very deed for this cause have I stirred thee up, for to shew my power in thee, and to declare my name throughout all the world.
If it be so that thou stoppest my people, that thou wilt not let them go: behold, tomorrow this time, I will send down a mighty great hail: even such one as was not in Egypt since it was grounded unto this time. Send therefore and fetch home thy beasts and all that thou hast in the field. For upon all the men and beasts which are found in the field and not brought home, shall the hail fall, and they shall die. And as many as feared the word of the Lord among the servants of Pharao made their servants and their beasts flee to house: and they that regarded not the word of the Lord, left their servants and their beasts in the field.
And the Lord said unto Moses: stretch forth thine hand unto heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt: upon man and beast, and upon all the herbs of the field in the field of Egypt. And Moses stretched out his rod unto heaven, and the Lord thundered and hailed, so that the fire ran along upon the ground. And the Lord so hailed in the land of Egypt, that there was hail and fire mingled with the hail, so grievous, that there was none such in all the land of Egypt, since people inhabited it. And the hail smote in the land of Egypt all that was in the field both man and beast. And the hail smote all the herbs of the field and broke all the trees of the field: only in the land of Gosan where the children of Israel were, was there no hail. And Pharao sent and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them: I have now sinned, the Lord is righteous and I and my people are wicked. Pray ye unto the Lord, that the thunder of God and hail may cease, and I will let you go, and ye shall tarry no longer. And Moses said unto him: as soon as I am out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the Lord, and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail: that thou mayst know, how that the earth is the Lords. But I know that thou and thy servants yet fear not the Lord God. The flax and the barley were smitten, for the barley was shot up and the flax was *balled: but the wheat and the rye were not smitten, for they were late sown.
And Moses went out of the city from Pharao and spread abroad his hands unto the Lord, and the thunder and hail ceased, neither rained it any more upon the earth, when Pharao saw that the rain and the hail and thunder were ceased, he sinned again and hardened his heart: both he and his servants. So was the heart of Pharao hardened, that he would not let the children of Israel go, as the Lord had said by Moses
*murrain (highly infectious diseases) *balled (budded)
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