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 in the midst of the night ...of darkness ...awakened ...and there was a blowing in the wind ...
and a mighty moving to record ...make record ...to show of ...the blowing in the wind ...
and no one ...able to stand ...in the wind ...
and then rest again ...
and a stirring in the morning ...
and again ...before awakening ...a scene ...a seeing of no one being ...being able to stand ...
and men blown off ladders ...not able to climb any higher ...
and coming back down to the ground ...
and not even to carry ladders ...that they might climb higher ...
and such were the high winds ...that all clung ...to the ground ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
TO THE EPHESIANS Chpt 4
I therefore which am in bonds for the Lords sake, exhort you, that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, in all humbleness of mind, and meekness, and long suffering, forbearing one another through love, and that ye be diligent to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace, being one body, and one spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling. Let there be but one Lord, one faith, one baptism: one God and father of all, which is above all through all, and in you all.
Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith: He is gone up on high, and hath led captivity captive, and hath given gifts unto men. That he ascended: what meaneth it, but that he also descended first into the lowest parts of the earth? He that descended, is even the same also that ascended up, even above all heavens, to fulfil all things.
And the very same made some Apostles, some Prophets, some Evangelists, some Shepherds, some Teachers: that the saints might have all things necessary to work and minister with all, to the edifying of the body of Christ, till we every one (in the unity of faith, and knowledge of the son of God) grow up unto a perfect man, after the measure of age of the fullness of Christ. That we henceforth be no more children, wavering and carried with every wind of doctrine, by the *wiliness of men and craftiness, whereby they lay wait for us to deceive us. But let us follow the truth in love, and in all things grow in him which is the head, that is to say Christ, in whom all the body is coupled and knit together in every joint wherewith one ministereth to another (according to the operation as every part hath his measure) and increaseth the body, unto the edifying of itself in love.
This I say therefore and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in vanity of their mind, blinded in their understanding, being strangers from the life which is in God through the ignorancy that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts, which being past repentance, have given themselves unto wantonness, to work all manner of uncleanness, even with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ, if so be ye have heard of him and are taught in him, even as the truth is in Jesu. So then as concerning the conversation in time past, lay from you that old man, which is corrupt through the deceivable lusts, and be ye renewed in the spirit of your minds, and put on that new man, which after the image of God is shapen in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore put away lying, and speak every man truth unto his neighbor, for as much as we are members one of another.
Be angry but sin not: let not the *son go down upon your wrath, neither give place unto the backbiter. Let him that stole, steal no more, but let him rather labour with his hands some good thing, that he may have to give unto him that needeth.
Let no filthy communication proceed out of your mouths: but that which is good to edify with all, when need is: that it may have favour with the hearers. And grieve not the holy spirit of God, by whom ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, fierceness and wrath, roaring and cursed speaking, be put away from you, with all maliciousness. Be ye courteous one to another, and merciful, forgiving one another, even as God for Christs sake forgave you.
*wiliness (deception) *son go down upon your wrath:exactly as recorded
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 11
After this there shall come a rod forth of the Kindred of Jesse, and a blossom out of his root. The spirit of the Lord shall light it: the spirit of wisdom, and understanding: the spirit of counsel, and strength: the spirit of knowledge, and of the fear of God: and shall make him fervent in the fear of God.
For he shall not give sentence, after the thing that shall be brought before his eyes, neither reprove a matter at the first hearing: but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and with holiness shall he *reform the simple of the world.
He shall smite the world with the staff of his mouth, and with the breath of his mouth shall he slay the wicked. Righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, truth and faithfulness, the girding up of his reins. Then shall the wolf dwell with the lamb, and the Leopard shall lie down by the goat. Bullocks, Lions and cattle shall keep company together, so that a little child shall drive them forth. The cow and the Bear shall feed together, and their young ones shall lie together. The Lion shall eat straw like the ox, or the cow. The child while he sucketh, shall *have a desire to the serpents nest, and when he is weaned, he shall put his hand in to the Cockatrice den. No man shall do evil to another, no man shall destroy another, in all the hill of my Sanctuary. For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, even as though the water of the sea flowed over the earth.
Then shall the gentiles inquire after the root of Jesse,( which shall be set up for a token unto the Gentiles ) for his dwelling shall be glorious. At the same time shall the Lord take in hand again, to conquer the remnant of his people,( which are left alive ) From the Assirians, Egyptians, Arabians, Morians, Elamites, Caldeies, Antiochians and Islands of the sea. And he shall set up a token among the Gentiles, and gather together the dispersed of Israel, yee and the out casts of Juda from the four corners of the earth. The hatred of Ephraim and the enmity of Judah shall be clean rooted out. Ephraim shall bear no evil will to Judah, and Judah shall not hate Ephraim: but they both together shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the West: and spoil them together that dwell toward the East. The Idumites and the Moabites shall let their hands fall, and the Ammonites shall be obedient unto them
The Lord also shall cleave the tongues of the Egyptians sea, and with a mighty wind shall he lift up his hand over the Nilus, and shall smite his seven streams and make men go over dryshod. And thus shall he make a way for his people, that remaineth from the Assirians, what time they departed out of the land of Egypt.
and with holiness shall he *reform ( kjv and other bibles of man = reprove ) the simple of the world. shall *have a desire to the serpents nest (kjv and other bibles of man = play on the hole of the asp
THE BOOK OF WISDOM Chpt 4
Thus the righteous that is dead, condemneth the ungodly which are living: and youth that is soon brought to an end, the long life of the unrighteous. For they see the end of the wise, but they understand not what God hath devised for him, and wherefore the Lord hath taken him away. And why? they see him and despise him, therefore shall God also laugh them to scorn: So that they themselves shall die here after ( but without honor ) Yee in shame among the dead forevermore. For without any voice shall he burst those that be puffed up, and remove them from the foundations, so that they shall be layed waste unto the highest. They shall mourn, and their memorial shall perish. So they being afraid shall remember their sins, and their own wickedness shall betray them.
THE BOOK OF WISDOM Chpt 5
Then shall the righteous stand in great steadfastness against such as have dealt extremely with them, and taken away their labors. When they see it, they shall be vexed with horrible fear, and shall wonder at the hastiness of the sudden health: groaning for the very distress of the mind, and shall say within themselves, having inward sorrow, and mourning for very anguish of mind:
These are they, whom we sometime had in derision, and jested upon. We fools thought their life was very madness, and their end to be without honour. But lo, how they are counted among the children of God, and their portion is among the saints. Therefore have we erred from the way of truth, the light of righteousness hath not shined unto us, and the sun of understanding rose not up upon us. We have wearied ourselves in the way of wickedness and destruction. Tedious ways have we gone: but as for the way of the Lord, we have not known it.
What good hath our pride done unto us? Or, what profit hath the pomp of riches brought us? All those things are passed away like a shadow, and as a messenger running before: As a ship that passeth over the waves of the water, which when it is gone by, the trace thereof cannot be found, neither the path of it in the floods. Or as a bird that flyeth through the air, and no man can see any token where she is flown, but only heareth the noise of her wings, beating the light wind, parting the air through the vehemence of her going, and flyeth on shaking her wings, where as afterward no token of her way can be found. Or like as when an arrow is shot at a mark, it parteth the air, which immediately cometh together again, so that a no man can know where it went through. Even so we in like manner, as soon as we were born, began immediately to draw to our end, and have showed no token of virtue, but are consumed in our own wickedness.
Such words shall they that have sinned speak in hell: For the hope of the ungodly is like a dry thistle flower ( or dust ) that is blown away with the wind: like as thin scum that is scattered abroad with the storm: like as the smoke which is dispersed here and there with the wind, and as the remembrance of a stranger that tarryeth for a day, and then departeth. But the righteous shall live for evermore: their reward also is with the Lord: and their remembrance with the Highest. Therefore shall they receive a glorious Kingdom and a beautiful crown of the Lords hand: for with his right hand shall he cover them, and with his own arm shall he cover them, and with his own arm shall he defend them. His jealousy also shall take away the harness, and he shall weapon the creature to be avenged of the enemies. He shall put unrighteousness as a breastplate, and take sure judgment instead of an helmet. The invincible shield of equity shall he take, his cruel wrath shall he sharpen for a spear, and the whole compass of the world shall fight with him against the unwise.
Then shall the thunder bolts go out of the lightnings, and come out of the rainbow of the clouds to the place appointed: out of the hard and stony indignation there shall fall thick hails, and the water of the sea shall be wroth against them, and the floods shall run roughly together. Yee a mighty wind shall stand up against them, and a storm shall scatter them abroad. Thus the unrighteous dealing of them shall bring all the land to a wilderness, and wickedness shall over throw the dwellings of the mighty
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 14
And straight way Jesus made his disciples enter into a ship, and to go over before him, while he sent the people away. And as soon as he had sent the people away, he went up into a mountain alone to pray. And when night was come, he was there himself alone. And the ship was now in the midst of the sea, and was tossed with waves, for it was a contrary wind. In the fourth watch of the night Jesus came unto them walking on the sea. And when his disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying: it is some spirit, and cried out for fear. And straight way Jesus spake unto them saying: be of good cheer, it is I, be not afraid.
Peter answered him, and said: master, if thou be he, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw a mighty wind, he was afraid. And as he began to sink, he cried saying: master save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him: O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And as soon as they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship, came and worshipped him, saying: of a truth thou art the son of God. And when they were come over, they went in to the land of Genazareth. And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were sick, and besought him, that they might touch the hem of his vesture only. And as many as touched it were made safe
THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES Chpt 2
When the fiftieth day was come, they were all with one accord together in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as it had been the coming of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they sat. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like as they had been fire, and it sat upon each of them: and they were all filled with the holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, even as the spirit gave them utterance.
And there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, which were of all nations under heaven. When this was noised about the multitude came together and were astonied, because that every man heard them speak his own tongue. They wondered all and marvelled saying among themselves: Behold, are not all these which speak, of Galile? And how hear we every man his own tongue wherein we were born? Parthians, Medes and Elamites, and the inhabiters of Mesopotamia, of Jury, and of Capadocia, of Ponthus and Asia, Phrigia, Pamphylia, and of Egypt, and of the parts of Lybia which is beside Syrene, and strangers of Rome, Jewes and converts, Greeks and Arabians: we have heard them speak with our own tongues the great works of God.
They were all amazed, and wondered saying one to another what meaneth this? Other mocked them saying: they are full of new wine.
But Peter stepped forth with the eleven, and lift up his voice, and said unto them: Ye men of Jewry, and all ye that inhabit Jerusalem: be this known unto you and with your ears hear my words. These are not drunken, as ye suppose: for it is yet but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the Prophet Joel: It shall be in the last days saith God: of my spirit I will pour out upon all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. And on my servants, and on my handmaidens I will pour out of my spirit in those days, and they shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in heaven above, and tokens in the earth beneath, blood and fire, and the vapour of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood before that great and notable day of the Lord come. And it shall be, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved.
Ye men of Israel hear these words. Jesus of Nazareth a man approved of God among you with miracles, wonders and signs which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves know: him have ye taken by the hands of unrighteous persons, after he was delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, and have crucified and slain: whom God hath raised up and loosed the sorrows of death, because it was impossible that he should be holden of it. For David speaketh of him. Afore hand I saw God always before me: For he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad. Moreover, also my flesh shall rest in hope, because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt suffer thine holy, to see corruption. Thou hast showed me the ways of life, and shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David. For he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre remaineth with us unto his day. Therefore seeing he was a Prophet, and knew that God had sworn with an oath to him, that the fruit of his loins should sit on his seat (in that Christ should rise again in the flesh) he saw before: and spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul should not be left in hell: neither his flesh should see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
Since now that he by the right hand of God exalted is, and hath received of the father the promise of the holy Ghost, he hath shed forth that which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into heaven: but he said, The Lord said to my Lord sit on my right hand until I make thy foes thy foot stool. So therefore let all the house of Israel know for a surety, that God hath made the same Jesus whom ye have crucified, Lord and Christ.
When they heard this they were pricked in their hearts, and said unto Peter and unto the other Apostles: Ye men and brethren, what shall we do? Peter said unto them: repent and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the holy ghost. For the promise was made unto you and to your children, and to all that are afar, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words bare he witness and exhorted them saying: Save yourselves from this *untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his preaching, were baptised: and the same day, there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
And they continued in the Apostles doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayer. And fear came over every soul. And many wonders and signs were showed by the Apostles. And all that believed kept them selves together, and had all things common, and sold their possessions and goods, and departed them to all men, as every man had need. And they continued daily with one accord in the temple, and brake bread in every house, and did eat their meat together, with gladness and singleness of heart praising God, and had favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the congregation daily such as should be saved.
* untoward: unfavorable, contrary
THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN Chpt 6
And I beheld when he opened the sixth seal, and lo there was a great earthquake and the *sun was as black as sack cloth made of hair. And the moon waxed even as blood: and the stars of heaven fell unto the earth even as a fig tree casteth from her, her figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And heaven vanished away, as a scroll when it is rolled together. And all mountains and isles, were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in dens, and in rocks of the hills: and said to the hills and rocks: fall on us, and hide us from the presence of him that sitteth on the seat, and from the wrath of the lamb: for the great day of his wrath is come, and who can endure it.
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