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 a people...
and their were taking captive those of drunkenness ...
and they smote the drunken in the head ...
even as to make them unconscious ...
and then took them away captive to be healed ...
and there was a policeman ...
and he gathered up with those that were taking the drunkards captive ...
nevertheless he was warned that the way of the captors ...
and the taking of the drunkard captive was not the way of the worldly ...
and even might be against the law ...
nevertheless the policeman smiled ...for he himself had seen the horrors of drunkenness.
and the captors went into the bowery ...to see who might be helped ...
and they placed clear words of God and Jesus in the windows of the places ...
even so that whatsoever any looked out of their houses would see the word of God clearly ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 24
Behold, the Lord waste and *plague the world, he shall make the face of the earth desolate, and scatter abroad the inhabitors thereof. Then shall the Priest be as the people, the master as the servant, the dame like the maid, the seller like the buyer, he that lendeth upon usury, like him that borroweth upon usury, the creditor like the debtor. Yee miserably shall the world be wasted and clean destroyed. For the Lord hath so determined in himself. The earth shall be heavy and decay: The face of the earth shall perish away, the proud people shall come to naught. For the earth is corrupt of her indwellers.
For why? they have offended the law changed the ordinances, and made the everlasting testament of none effect. And therefore shall the curse devour the earth: for they that dwell theron have sinned, wherefore they shall be burnt also, and those that remain, shall be very few. The sweet wine shall mourn, the grapes shall be weak, and all that have been merry in heart, shall sigh. The mirth of tabrets shall be layed down, the cheer of the joyful shall cease, and the pleasure of the lutes shall have an end: there shall be no more wine be drunk with mirth, the beer shall be bitter to them that drink it, the wicked cities shall be broken down, all houses shall be shut, that no man may come in.
In the streets shall there be lift up a cry because of wine, all mens cheer shall vanish away, and all joy of the earth shall pass. Desolation shall remain in the cities, and the gates shall be smitten with wasteness. For it shall happen unto all lands and to all people, like as when a man smiteth down the olives, that are left on the olive tree: or seeketh after grapes, when the wine gathering is out. And those same ( that remain ) shall lift up their voice, and be glad, and shall magnify the glory of the Lord, even from the *see and praise the name of the Lord God of Israel in the *valleys and Flondes. We heard songs sung to the praise of the righteous, from all the ends of the world. Therefore I must speak: O mine unfruitfulness, O my poverty. Woe is me, all is full of sinners, which offend of purpose and malice. And therefore ( O thou that dwellest upon the earth ) there is at hand for thee, fear, pit and snare. Who so escapeth the terrible cry, shall fall in to the pit. And if he come out of the pit, he shall be taken with the snare. For the windows above shall be opened, and the foundation of the earth shall move. The earth shall give a great crack, it shall have a sore ruin, and take an horrible fall. The earth shall *stacker like a drunken man, and be taken away like a tent. Her misdeeds shall lay so heavy upon her, that she must fall, and never rise up again. At the same time shall the Lord muster together the high host above, and the Kings of the world upon the earth. These shall be coupled together as prisoners be, and shall be shut in one ward and punished innumerable days. The Moon and the Sun shall be ashamed, when the Lord of Hosts shall rule them at Jerusalem upon the mount Zion, before and with his excellent counsel
For *plagues; see Job (of the heart, and also the flesh) RN *see (sea). *valleys and Flondes (floods). (kjv and other bibles of man = isles of the sea). The earth shall *stacker (stagger) like a drunken man
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 24
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
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 12
Then Peter said unto him: Master, tellest thou this similitude unto us, or to all men? And the Lord said: If there be any faithful servant and wise, whom his Lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their duetie of meat at due season: happy is that servant, whom his master when he cometh, shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you: that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. But and if the evil servant shall say in his heart: My master will defer his coming, and shall begin to smite the servants and maidens, and to eat and drink and to be drunken: the lord of that servant will come in a day, when he thinketh not and at an hour when he is not ware, and will divide him, and will give him his reward with the unbelievers.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 21
And he showed them a similitude: behold the fig tree, and all other trees, when they shoot forth their buds, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is then nigh at hand. So like wise ye (when ye see these things come to pass) understand, that the kingdom of God is nigh. Verily I say unto you: this generation shall not pass, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass: but my words shall not pass.
Take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be overcome with *surfeiting and drunkenness and cares of this world: and that, that day come on you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that sit on the face of the earth. Watch therefore continually and pray, that ye may obtain grace to fly all this that shall come, and that ye may stand before the son of man.
In the day time, he taught in the temple and at night, he went out, and had abiding in the mount olivete. And all the people came in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him
THE FIRST TO THE CORINTHIANS Chpt 11
This I warn you of, and commend not that ye come together: not after a better manner but after a worse. First of all when ye come together in the congregation, I hear that there is dissension among you: and I partly believe it. For there must be sects among you, that they which are perfect among you, might be known. When ye come together, a man cannot eat the Lords supper. For every man beginneth afore to eat his own supper. And one is hungry, and another is drunken. Have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? Or else despise ye the congregation of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say unto you? shall I praise you? In this praise I you not.
TO THE GALATHIANS Chpt 5
I say walk in the spirit, and fulfil not the lusts of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth contrary to the spirit, and the spirit contrary to the flesh. These are contrary one to the other, so that ye cannot do that which ye would. But and if ye be led of the spirit, then are ye not under the law. The deeds of the flesh are manifest, which are these, *advoutry, fornication, uncleanness, wantonness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, zeal, wrath, strife, sedition, sects, envying, murder, drunkenness, gluttony, and suchlike of the which I tell you before as I have told you in time past, that they which commit such things, shall not inherit, the kingdom of God. But the fruit of spirit is, love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness, meekness, temperance. Against such there is no law. They that are Christs, have crucified the flesh with the appetites and lusts.
If we live in the spirit, let us walk in the spirit. Let us not be vain glorious, provoking one another, and envying one another
*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 FIRST TO THE THESSALONIANS Chpt 5
Of the times and seasons brethren ye have no need that I write unto you: for ye yourselves know perfectly, that the day of the Lord shall come even as a thief in the night. When they shall say peace and no danger then cometh on them sudden destruction, as the travailing of a woman with child, and they shall not escape. But ye brethren are not in darkness, that, that day should come on you as it were a thief.
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day. We are not of the night neither of darkness.
Therefore let us not sleep as do other: but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep, sleep in the night: and they that be drunken, are drunken in the night. But let us which are of the day, be sober, armed with the breast plate of faith and love, and with hope of salvation as an helmet. For God hath not appointed us unto wrath: but to obtain salvation by the means of our Lord *Jesu Christ which died for us: that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as ye do.
We beseech you brethren, that ye know them which labour among you and have the oversight of you in the Lord and give you exhortation, that ye have them the more in love, for their works sake, and be at peace with them
THE FIRST TO TIMOTHYE Chpt 3
This is a true saying: If a man covet the office of a Bishop he desireth a good work. Ye and a Bishop must be faultless, the husband of one wife, sober, discreet, honestly apparelled, *harbourous, apt to teach, not drunken, no fighter, not given to *filthy lucre: but gentle, abhorring fighting, abhorring covetousness, and one that ruleth his own house honestly, having children under obedience with all honesty. For if a man cannot rule his own house, how shall he care for the congregation of God. He may not be a young scholar, lest he swell and fall into the judgment of the evil speaker. He must also be well reported of among them which are with outforth, lest he fall into rebuke and snare of the evil speaker.
*harbourous (take people in), *filthy lucre (shameful gain) *Jesu: Hebrew for Jesus
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF ST. PETER Chpt 4
For as much as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he which suffereth in the flesh, ceaseth from sin, that he hence forward should live as much time as remaineth in the flesh: not after the lusts of men, but after the will of God. For it is sufficient for us that we have spent the time that is past of the life, after the will of the gentiles, walking in wantonness, lusts, drunkenness, in eating, drinking and in abominable idolatry.
And it seemeth to them a strange thing that ye run not also with them unto the same excess of riot, and therefore speak they evil of you, which shall give *accompts to him that is ready to judge quick and dead. For unto this purpose verily was the gospel preached unto the dead that they should be judged like other men in the flesh, but should live before God in the spirit. The end of all things is at hand.
Be ye therefore discreet and sober, that ye may be apt to prayers. But above all things have fervent love among you. For love covereth the multitude of sins. Be ye harbourous one to another, and that without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, minister the same one to another as good ministers of the many fold grace of God. If any man speak let him talk as though he spake the words of God. If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God ministreth unto him. That, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and while the world standeth. Amen.
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
THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN Chpt 18
And after that, I saw another Angel come from heaven, having great power, and the earth was lightened with his brightness. And he cried mightily with a strong voice saying: Great Babylon is fallen, is fallen: and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of all foul spirits, and a cage of all unclean and hateful birds for all nations have drunken of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and her merchants are waxed rich of the abundance of her pleasures.
And I heard another voice from heaven, say: come away from her my people, that ye be not partakers in her sins, that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins are gone up to heaven, and God hath remembered her wickedness. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and give her double according to her works. And pour in double to her in the same cup which she filled unto you. And as much as she glorified herself and lived wantonly so much pour ye in for her of punishment and sorrow, for she said in her heart: I sit being a queen and am no widow and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come at one day, death, and sorrow, and hunger, and she shall be burnt with fire: for strong is the Lord God which judgeth her.
And the kings of the earth shall beweep her and wail over her, which have committed fornication with her, and have lived wantonly with her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, and shall stand afar off, for fear of her punishment, saying . Alas, Alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city: for at one hour is her judgment come. And the merchants of the earth shall weep and wail in themselves, for no man will buy their ware any more, the ware of gold and silver, and precious stones, neither of pearl, and raynes and purple, and scarlet, and all thine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass and of iron, and cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and bodies and souls of men.
And the apples that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee. And all things which were dainty, and had in price are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more. The merchants of these things which were waxed rich, shall stand afar off from her, for fear of the punishment of her, weeping and wailing, and saying: Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in raynes, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stone, and pearls: for at one hour so great riches is come to nought.
And every ship governor, and all they that occupied ships, and shipmen which work in the sea, stood afar off, and cried, when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying: what city is like unto this great city? And they cast dust on their heads, and cried weeping, and wailing, and said: Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea, by the reason of her costliness, for at one hour is she made desolate.
Rejoice over her thou heaven, and ye holy Apostles and Prophets: for God hath given your judgement on her. And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying: with such violence shall that great city Babylon be cast, and shall be found no more. And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more in thee: and no crafts man, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee. And the sound of a mill shall be heard no more in thee, and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride, shall be heard no more in thee, for thy merchants were the great men of the earth. And with thine enchantment were deceived all nations: and in her was found the blood of the Prophets, and of the saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth
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