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 evil devices of destruction ...
and the evil devices were set in the city ...
even that the evil devices might destroy much and many ...
and there was worthy ways shown to defeat the evil devices ...
and given to isolate the evil ...device ...
and to wrap tight the device in a heaviness so it can not receive a signal from afar off ...
even material that is soft to block the signal ...
even if the signal comes from a foreigner near or foreign land afar off ...
and to study the works of the evil device ...
and pour upon it a heavy waters to destroy its works ...
even a waters so caustic as to destroy anything and everything of the evil device ...
eventhat the heavy waters would destroy the very substance of the destroying device ...
nevertheless the evil device must be taken away from the people ...
and contained until it is completely in waters to limit its power ...
and removed ...out of the land ...
even places in the surface of many waters ...
Yet again contained ...
Yet again drown in the waters ...
Yet given enough room to release its evil ...
and that without escaping ...
or allowing the evil devices to do any more dam age ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
ESTHER Chpt 9
And the Jewes received it that they had begun to do, and that Mardocheus wrote unto them: how that Haman the son of Hamadatha, all the Jewes enemy, had devised to destroy all the Jewes, and caused to cast Phur, (that is Lot) for to put them in fear, and to bring them to naught: and how * Hester went and spake unto the king, that through letters his wicked device (which he imagined against the Jewes) might be turned upon his own head, and how he and his sons were hanged on the tree. For the which cause they called this day Phurim after the name of Phur, according to all the words of this writing: and what they themselves have seen, and what had happened unto them
* Hester = the exact spelling here for Esther. RN
JOB Chpt 5
But now I will speak of the Lord, and talk of God: which doeth things, that are unsearchable, and marvelous without number: Which giveth rain upon the earth, and poureth water upon all things: which set up them of low degree, and sendeth prosperity, to those that are in heaviness: Which destroyeth the devices of the subtle, so that they are not able to perform the things that they take in hand: which compass the wise in their own craftiness, and overthrow the counsel of the wicked? In so much that they might run in to darkness by fair day, and grope about them at the noon day, like as in the night.
And so he delivereth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the cruel, that the poor hath hope, and that the mouth of the oppressor may be stopped.
Behold, happy is the man, whom God punisheth: therefore, despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty. For though he make a wound, he giveth medicine again: though he smite, his hand maketh whole again.
He deliver thee out of six troubles, so that in the seventh there can no harm touch thee. In the midst of hunger he saveth thee from death: and when it is war, from the power of the sword.
He shall keep thee from the perilous tongue so that when trouble cometh, thou shalt not need to fear. In destruction and *derth thou shalt be merry, and shalt not be afraid for the beasts of the earth: But the castles in the land shall be confederate with thee, and the beasts of the field, shall give thee peace.
Yee thou shalt know, that thy dwelling place shall be in rest: thou shalt hold thy substance, and be no more punished for sin. Thou shalt see also, that thy seed shall increase, and that thy posterity shall be as the grass of the earth. Thou shalt come to thy grave in a fair age, like as the of corn sheaves are brought in to the barn in due season. Lo, this is the matter, as we ourselves have proved by experience. Therefore now that thou hearest it, take better heed to thyself
THE PSALMS Chpt 33
Let all the earth fear the Lord, and let all them that dwell in the world, stand in awe of him. For look what he sayeth, it is done: and look what he commanded, it standeth fast.
The Lord bringeth the counsel of the Heathen to nought, and turneth devices of the people.
But the counsel of the Lord endureth, and the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation. Blessed are the people that hold the Lord for their God, and blessed are the folk whom he hath chosen to be his heritage.
The Lord looketh down from heaven, and beholdeth all the children of men: from his strong seat he considereth all them that dwell in the world. He only hath fashioned all the hearts of them, and knoweth all their works.
A king is not helped by his own great host, neither is a giant saved through the might of his own strength.
An horse is but a vain thing to save a man, it is not the power of his strength that can deliver him. Behold, the eye of the Lord looketh unto them that fear him, and put their trust in his mercy.
That he may deliver their souls from death, and to feed them in the deare time.
Let our soul patiently abide the Lord, for he is our help and our shield.
So shall our heart rejoice in him, because we have hoped in his holy name.
Let thy merciful kindness, O' Lord, be upon us, like as we put our trust in thee
*lute = a stringed instrument with a body shaped like a pear cut in half and a bent neck similar to a modern guitar. Oddly, "lute" is also an ancient sealant, used to keep water from leaking out of vessels. *lustfully = full of heartfelt desire, not to be confused with modern corruption of the word, involving lechery, carnality, or sensual wantonness. RN
THE PROVERBS Chpt 19
O' give ear unto good counsel, and be content to be reformed, that thou mayest be wise here after.
There are many devices in a mans heart, nevertheless the counsel of the Lord shall stand
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 28
Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunken *Ephraimites, and to the fading flower, to the glory of his pomp, that is upon the top of the plentious valley: which men be overladen with wine. Behold, the strength and power of the Lord shall break into the land on every side, like a tempest of hail, that beareth down strongholds, and like an horrible, mighty and overflowing water. And the proud crown of the drunken Ephraimites, shall be trodden under foot. And as the fading flower, which is upon the top of the plentious valley: it shall happen unto him, as to an untimely fruit before the harvest come. Which as soon as it is seen, is by and by devoured, or ever it come well in a mans hand.
And then shall the Lord of Hosts be a joyful crown, and a glorious garland unto the remnant of his people. Unto the lowly, he shall be a spirit of Judgement, and unto them that drive away the enemies from the gates, he shall be a spirit of strength. But they go wrong by the reason of wine, they fall and *stacker because of strong drink. Yee even the priests and prophets themselves go amiss, they are drunken with wine, and weak brained through strong drink. They error in seeing, and in judgement they fail. for all tables are so full of vomit and filthiness, that no place is clean. What is he among them, that can teach, instruct or inform the children, which are weened from suck or taken from the breasts: of any other fashion then: Command that may be commanded, bid that may be bidden, forbid that may be forbidden, keep back that may be kept back, here a little there a little. And therefore the Lord also shall speak with lisping lips and with a strange language unto this people, to whom he spake afore of this manner: This shall bring rest, if one refresh the weary, yee this shall bring rest. But they had no will to hear. And therefore the Lord shall answer their stubbornness. Command that may be commanded, bid that my be bidden, forbid that may be forbidden, keep back that may be kept back, here a little there a little. That they may go forth, fall backward, be bruised, snared, and taken. Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye mockers that rule the Lords people, which is at Jerusalem. For ye comfort yourselves thus: Tush, death and we are at point, and as for hell, we have made a condition with it, that though it break out any sore plague, it shall not come upon us. For with deceit we shall escape, and with nimbleness we will defend ourselves. Therefore saith the Lord God: Behold, I will lay a stone in Sion, a great stone, a costly corner stone, for a sure foundation: that who so putteth his trust in him, shall not be confounded. Righteousness will I set up again in the balance, and judgement in the weights. The tempest of hail shall take away your refuge, that ye have to deceive withal: and the overflowing waters shall break down your strongholds of dissimulation. Thus the appointment you have made with death, shall be done away: and the condition that ye made with hell, shall not stand. When the great destruction goeth through, it shall all to tread you. It shall take you quiet away before it. For it shall go forth early in the morning, and continue only that day and that night. And the very fear only shall teach you, when ye hear it. For the bed shall be so narrow that a man can not lie upon it: And the covering to small, that a man may not wind himself therin. For the Lord shall step forth as he did upon the mount Perazim, and take on as he did upon the dale of Gabaon: that he may bring forth his device, his strange device: and fulfill his work, his wonderful work. And therefore make no mocks at it, that your captivity increase not: for I have heard the Lord God of Hosts say, that there shall come a sudden destruction and plague upon the whole earth. Take heed, and hear my voice, ponder and *mark my words well. Goeth not the houseband man ever in due season earnestly to his land? He moweth and ploweth his ground to sow. And when he hath made it plain, he soweth it with *fetches or *comin. He soweth the wheat and Barley in their place, Milium and Rye also in their place. And that he may do it right, his God teacheth him and showeth him. For he treadeth not the fitches out with a *wane, neither bringeth he the cart here and there over the comin, but he thresheth the fitches out with a flayle, and the comin with a rod. As for the wheat, he grindeth it to make bread thereof, In as much as he can not bring it to pass with treading out. For neither the bruising that the cart wheels make, ner his beasts can grind it. This and such like things come of the Lord of Hosts which is marvelous in counsel, and great in righteousness
*Ephraimites; the Hebrew : double ash heap , double fruitful, increased. RN
*stacker (stagger) *fetches (wheat like crop) or *comin (cumin like parsley)
*wane (farm wagon)
THE LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMIAH Chpt 3
Thou hast heard their despiteful words (O' Lord), yes and all their imaginations against me.
The lips of mine enemies, and their devices that they take against me, all the day long.
Thou seest also their sitting down and their rising up, they make their songs of nothing but me.
EZEKIEL or JEHEZEKIEL Chpt 36
Thou son of man, prophesy upon the mountains of Israel, and speak: Hear the word of the Lord, O ye mountains of Israel: Thus saith the Lord God: Because your enemy hath said upon you: Aha, the high everlasting places are now become ours: prophesy therefore, and speak: thus saith the Lord God: Seeing ye be wasted and trod down on every side, and become a possession unto the residue of the Gentiles, which have brought you into mens mouths and unto an evil name among the people: Therefore, hear the word of the Lord God, O ye mountains of Israel: Thus saith the Lord God unto the mountains, and hills, valleys and dales, to the void wilderness and desolate cities, which are spoiled, and had in derision on every side, among the residue of the Heathen: Yee even thus saith the Lord God: In the fire of my jealousy have I taken a device, against the residue of the Gentiles, and against all Edom: which have taken in my land unto themselves for a possession: which also rejoiced from their whole heart with despiteful stomach, to waste it, and to spoil it.
Prophesy therefore upon the land of Israel, speak unto the mountains and hills, to valleys and dales, thus saith the Lord God: Behold, this have I devised in my jealousy and terrible wrath: For so much as yee have suffered reproof of the Heathen, therefore thus saith the Lord God: I have sworn, that the Gentiles that lay about you, shall bear your confusion themselves. And as for you ( O mountains of Israel ) ye shall shoot out your branches, and bring forth your fruit to my people of Israel, for it is hard by, that it will come. Behold, I come unto you, and unto to you will I turn me, that ye may be tilled and sown. I will send you much people, which shall be all of the house of Israel: the cities shall be inhabited, and the decayed places shall be repaired again. I will provide you with much people and cattle, which shall increase and bring fruit. I will restore you also to your old estate, and show you more kindness than ever ye had before: whereby ye shall know, that I am the Lord. Yee, people will I send unto you ( O my folk of Israell ) which shall have thee in possession, and thou shalt be their inheritance, so that thou shalt no more be without them. Again, thus saith the Lord God: For so much as they say unto you: thou art an eater up of men, and a waster of thy people: therefore thou shalt eat no more men. neither destroy thy people any more, saith the Lord God. And I will not suffer thee, for to hear thine own confusion among the Gentiles from henceforth. Thou shalt not bare the reproof of the nations, nor cast out thine own people any more, saith the Lord God.
Moreover, the word of the Lord came unto me, saying: O thou son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt upon their own ground, they defiled themselves with their own *waies and imaginations: so that in my sight their way was like the uncleanness of a menstruous woman. Wherefore I poured my wrothfull displeasure upon them, because of the blood that they had shed in the land, and because of their Idols, wherewith they had defiled themselves. I scattered them also among the Heathen, so that they were strewed about in the lands. According to their ways and after their own inventions, so did I punish them.
Now when they were gone unto the Heathen, and come in among them they dishonored my holy name: so that it was said of them: Are these the people of God, and must go out of their own land? Then spared I my holy name, which the house of Israel had dishonored among the Gentiles, to whom they came. Therefore tell the house of Israell: Thus saith the Lord God: I do not this for your sakes ( O house of Israel ) but for my holy names sake, which ye have dishonored among the Heathen, they came to them. Therefore I will hallow my great name again, which among the Gentiles is evil spoken of: for ye yourselves have dishonored it among them. And the Gentiles shall know that I am the Lord, when I am honored in you before their eyes, sayeth the Lord God.
As for you, I will take you from among the Heathen, and gather you together out of all countries, and bring you again into your own land. Then I will pour clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: yee from all your uncleanness and from all your Idols shall I clean you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put in you: As for that stoney heart, I will take it out of your body, and give you a fleshly heart. I will give my spirit among you, and cause you to walk in my commandments, and to keep my laws, and to fulfill them.
And so ye shall dwell in the land, that I gave to your fathers, and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. I will help you out of all your uncleannesses. I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and will let you have no hunger. I will multiply the fruits of the trees, and the increase of the field for you, so that ye shall bear no more reproof of hunger among the Heathen. Then shall ye remember your own wicked ways, and your imaginations, which were not good: so that ye shall take displeasure at your own selves, by reason of your sins and abominations.
But I will not do this for your sakes ( saith the Lord God ) be ye sure of it. Therefore, O ye house of Israel, be ashamed of your sins. Moreover, thus saith the Lord God: what time as I shall cleanse you from all your offenses, then will I make the cities to be occupied again, and will repair the places that be decayed. The desolate land shall be builded again, which afore time lay waste in the sight of all them that went by. Then shall it be said: this waste land is become like the garden of pleasure, and the void, desolate and broken down cities, are now strong, and fenced again. Then the residue of the Heathen that lay round about you, shall know that I am the Lord, which repair that was broken down, and plant again, that was made waste. Even I the Lord have spoken it, and will do it indeed.
Thus saith the Lord God: I will yet once be found again of the house of Israel, and do this for them: I shall increase them as a flock of men. Like as the holy flock and the flock of Jerusalem are in the high solemn feasts: so shall also the wild wasted cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the Lord
THE FOURTH BOOK OF ESDRAS Chpt 4
He said moreover unto me: Thine own things, and such as are grown up with thee, canest thou not know: how should thy vessel then be able to comprehend the way of the Highest, and now outwardly in the corrupt world, to understand the corruption that is evident in my sight: Then said I unto him: It were better that we were not at all, then that we should live in wickedness, and to suffer, and not to know wherefore. He answered me, and said: I went in a wood, and the trees took such a device and said: Come let us go, and fight against the sea, that it may depart away from us, and that we may make us yet more woods.
The floods of the sea in like manner took this device, and said: Come, let us go up, and fight against the trees of the wood, that we may make our land wider. The thought of the wood was but vain and nothing worth, for the fire came and consumed the wood: The thought of the floods of the sea came likewise to naught also, for the sand stood up and stopped them.
If thou were judge now between these two, whom wouldest thou justify, or whom wouldest thou condemn? I answered and said: Shurly it is a foolish thought that they both devised. For the ground is given unto the wood, and the sea also has his place to bare his floods. Then answered he me, and said: Thou hast given a right judgement, why judgest thy self also? For like as the ground is given unto the wood, and the sea to his flood: even so they that dwell upon the earth, may understand nothing, but that which is upon the earth: and he that dwelleth above the heavens, may only understand the things that are above the heavens. Then answered I, and said: I beseech thee, O' Lord, let me have understanding: for it was not my mind to be curious of thy high things, but of such as we meddle with all, namely, wherefore that Israel is blasphemed of the Heathen, and for what cause the people ( whom thou ever hast loved ) is given over, to be punished of ungodly nations: and why the law of our fathers is brought to nought, and the written covenants come to none effect, and we pass away out of the world as the grasshoppers, and our life is very fear, and we are not worthy to obtain mercy. What will he do unto his name, which is called upon over us? Of these things have I asked question.
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.
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