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 show a man ...
and the man loved God his father and Jesus his brother and Lord.
and that in spirit and truth.
and there was a great furnace ...
and the walls ...furnace ...of the chimney was very very high ...
even as though to reach into Heaven ...
and a great fire was being prepared ...
and the furnace was not ...Yet fired ...
and the man looked ...and was astounded ...
and his sister (in the flesh) was in the bottom of the furnace ...
even in the darkest place ...at the bottom of the chimney ...
and the man went into the furnace to get his sister out ...
and a life line was let down ...
and the mans sister taken up and out of the furnace ...
and the man waited for his sister to send the life line back down for him ...
Yet the life line came not back down ...
and the man thought the sister was so frightened she forgot him ...
Yet he wondered about the life line ...
and the scene changed and the seeing changed ...
and the man was given the controls for the fiery furnace ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 4
For the Lord took you and brought you out of the iron furnace of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as it is come to pass this day. Furthermore, the Lord was angry with me for your sakes and sware, that I should not go over Jordan and that I should not go unto that good land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee to inheritance. For I must die in this land, and shall not go over Jordan: But ye shall go over and conquer that good land.
Take heed unto yourselves therefore, that ye forget not the appointment of the Lord your God which he made with you, and that ye make you no graven image of whatsoever it be that the Lord thy God hath forbidden thee. For the Lord thy God is a consuming fire, and a jealous God.
THE PROVERBS Chpt 17
Like as silver is tried in the fire and gold in the furnace, even so doth the Lord prove the hearts.
THE PROVERBS Chpt 27
Like as hell and destruction are never full, even so the eyes of men can never be satisfied.
Silver is tried in the mould, and gold in the furnace, and so is a man, when he is openly praised to his face.
JEREMIE or JEREMIAH Chpt 11
This is another Sermon, which the Lord commanded Jeremie for to preach, saying: Hear the words of the covenant, and speak unto all Judah, and to all them that dwell at Jerusalem. And say thou unto them: Thus saith the Lord God of Israel: Cursed be every one that is not obedient unto the words of this covenant: which I commanded unto your fathers, what time as I brought them out of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying: Be obedient unto my voice, and do according to all that I commanded you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God, and will keep my promise, that I have sworn unto your fathers: Namely, that I would give them a land which floweth with milk and honey, as ye see, it is come to pass unto this day. Then answered I, and said. Amen. It is even so O' Lord, as thou sayest.
Then the Lord said unto me again: preach this in the cities of Juda and round about Jerusalem, and say: Hear the words of this covenant, that ye may keep them. For I have diligently exhorted your fathers, ever since I brought them out of the Land of Egypt unto this day. I gave them warning by times, saying: hearken unto my voice: Nevertheless, they would not obey me, nor inclined their ears unto me, but followed the wicked imaginations of their own hearts. And therefore have I accused them as transgressors of all the words of this covenant, that I gave them to keep, which they (not with understanding ) have not kept.
And the Lord said unto me: It is found out, that whole Israel and all these citizens of Jerusalem are gone back. They have turned themselves to the blasphemes of their forefathers, which had no lust to hear my word. Even like wise have these also followed strange gods, and worshiped them. The house of Israel and Juda have broken my covenant, which I made with their fathers.
Therefore thus sayeth the Lord: Behold I will send a plague among you, which ye shall not be able to escape: and though ye cry unto me, I will not hear you. Then shall the towns of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem go, and call upon their gods unto whom they made their oblations: but they are not able to help them in the time of their trouble. For as many cities as thou hast, O Judah, so many gods hast thou also: And look how many streets there be in thee ( O Jerusalem ) so many shameful altars have ye set up, to offer upon them unto Baal. But pray not thou for this people, bid neither praise nor prayer for them, for though they cry unto me in their trouble, yet I will not hear them.
O thou beloved, why doest thou so shameful great blasphemies in my house? even as though that holy flesh might absolve thee, specially when thou hast made boast of thy wickedness. The Lord called thee a green olive tree, a fair one, a fruitful one, a goodly one: but now that there is so a contrary report of thee abroad, he will burn thee up, and destroy thy branches. For the Lord of hosts that planted thee hath devised a plague for thee ( O thou house of Israel and Judah ) for the evil that ye have done to provoke him to wrath, in that ye did service unto Baal.
This ( O' Lord ) have I learned of thee, and understand it, for thou hast showed me their imaginations. But I ( as a meek lamb ) was carried away to be slain: not knowing, that they had devised such a counsel against me saying: We will destroy his meat with wood, and drive him out of the land of the living: that his name shall never be thought upon. Therefore I will beseech thee now ( O' Lord of Hosts ) thou righteous judge, thou that tryest the reins and the hearts: let me see the avenged of them, for unto thee have I committed my cause. The Lord therefore spake thus of the citizens of Anathoth, that sought to slay me, saying: Preach not unto us in the name of the Lord, or else thou shalt die of our hands. Thus ( I say ) spake the Lord of hosts: Behold, I will visit you. Your young men shall perish with the sword, your sons and daughters shall utterly die of hunger, so that none shall remain. For upon the citizens of Anathoth will I bring a plague, the year of their visitation
EZEKIEL or JEHEZEKIEL Chpt 22
Moreover, the word of the Lord came unto me, and said: thou son of man, wilt thou not reprove this blood thirsty city? Show them their abominations, and tell them: Thus saith the Lord God: O thou city, that sheddest blood in the midst of thee, that thy time may come also: and makest the Idols to defile thee withal. Thou hast made thy self guilty in the blood that thou hast shed, and defiled thee in the Idols, which thou hast made. Thou hast caused thy days to draw nye, and made the time of thy years to come. Therefore will I make thee to be confounded among the heathen, and to be defiled in all the lands, whether they be nye or far from thee: they shall laugh thee to scorn, thou that hast gotten thee so foul a name, and art full of mischief. Behold, the rulers of Israel have brought every man his power, to shed blood in thee. In thee have they despised father and mother, in thee have they oppressed the stranger, in thee have they vexed the widow and the fatherless. Thou hast despised my Sanctuary, and unhallowed my sabbath. Murders are there in thee, that shed blood, and eat upon the hills, and in thee they use unhappiness.
In thee have they discovered their fathers shame, in thee have they vexed women in their sickness. Every man hath dealt shamefully with his neighbors wife, and abominably defiled his daughter in law. In that hath every man forced his own sister, even his fathers daughter. Yee gifts have been received in thee, to shed blood. Thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast oppressed thy neighbors by extortion, and forgotten me, saith the Lord God. Behold, I have smitten my hands upon thy covetousness, that thou hast used, and upon the blood which hath been in thee. Is thy heart able to endure it, or may thy hands defend themselves, in the time that I shall bring upon thee? Even I the Lord that speak it, will bring it also to pass. I will scatter thee among the heathen, and strew thee about in the lands, and will cause thy filthiness to cease out of thee. Yee and I will have thee in possession in the sight of the Heathen, that thou mayest know that I am the Lord.
And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying: Thou son of man, the house of Israel is turned to *dross. All they that should be brass, tin, iron, and lead, are in the fire become dross. Therefore, thus saith the Lord God: for as much as ye have all turned into dross, behold: I will bring you together unto Jerusalem, like as silver, and brass, iron, tin, and lead, are put together in the furnace and the fire blown there under to melt them: Even so I will gather you, put you in together, and melt you in my wrath and indignation. I will bring you together, and kindle the fire of my cruel displeasure under you, that ye may be melted therein.
Like as silver is melted in the fire, so shall ye also be melted therein: that ye may know, how that I the Lord have poured my wrath upon you.
And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying: Thou son of man, tell her: Thou art an unclean land, which is not rained upon in the day of the cruel wrath: thy Prophets that are in thee, are sworn together to devour souls, like as a roaring Lion, that liveth by his prey. They receive riches and good, and make many widows in thee. Thy priests break my law, and defile my Sanctuary. They put no difference between the holy and unholy, neither discern between the clean and the unclean: they turn their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am unhallowed among you. Thy rulers in thee are like raving wolves, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, for their own *covetous lucre. As for thy Prophets, they daub with untempered clay, they see vanities, and prophecy lies unto thee, saying: the Lord God sayeth so, where as the Lord hath not spoken. The people in the land useth wicked extortion and robbery. They vex the poor and needy and oppress the stranger against right. And I sought the land for a man, that would make up the hedge, and set himself in the gap before me in the lands behalf, that I should not utterly destroy it: but I could find none. Therefore will I poured out my cruel displeasure upon them, and burn them in the fire of my wrath: their own ways will I recompense upon their heads saith the Lord God
*dross=waste product formed during the firing of metal to make it soft (molten).
*covetous lucre= unearned profit, unjust gain, and/ or gain (profit) acquired by violence and or usury (Heb) RN
THE BOOK OF WISDOM Chpt 3
But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and the pain of death shall not touch them. In the sight of the unwise they appear to die, and their end is taken for very destruction, but they are in rest. And though they suffer pain before men, yet is their hope full of immortality. They are punished but in few things, nevertheless in many things shall they be well rewarded. For God proved them, and findeth them *mete for himself: yee as gold in the furnace doth he try them, and receiveth them as a burnt offering, and when the time cometh they shall be looked upon.
The righteous shall shine as the sparks that run through the reed bush. They shall judge the nations, and have dominion over the people, and their Lord shall reign for ever. They that put their trust in him, shall understand the truth, and such as be faithful, will agree unto him in love: for his chosen shall have gifts and peace. But the ungodly shall be punished according to their own imaginations, for they have despised the righteous, and forsaken the Lord.
Who so despiseth wisdom and nurture, he is unhappy, and as for the hope of such, it is but vain, their labors unfruitful, and their works unprofitable. Their wives are *indiscreet, and their children most ungodly. Their creature is cursed. Blessed is rather, the barren and undefiled, which hath not known the sinful bed: she shall have fruit in the reward of the holy souls. And blessed is the gelded, which with his hands hath wrought no unrighteousness, nor imagined wicked things against God. For unto him shall be given the special gift of faith, and the most acceptable portion in the temple of God. For glorious is the fruit of good labor, and the root of wisdom shall never fade away. As for the children of *advouters, they shall come to an end, and the seed of an unrighteous bed shall be rooted out. And though they live long, yet shall they be nothing regarded, and their last age shall be without honor. If they die hastily, they have no hope, neither shall they be spoken to in the day of knowledge. For horrible is the death and end of the unrighteous
*mete (worthy) *indiscreet, (*deceptive, uncaring, foolishness)
*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 GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 6
Take heed to your alms, that ye give it not in the sight of men, to the intent that ye would be seen of them. Or else ye get no reward of your father which is in heaven. Whensoever therefore thou givest thine alms, thou shalt not make a trumpet to be blown before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, for to be praised of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when thou doest thine alms, let not thy left hand know, what thy right hand doth, that thine alms may be secret: and thy father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, because they would be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when thou prayest, enter into thy chamber, and shut thy door to thee, and pray to thy father which is in secret: and thy father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
And when ye pray, babble not much, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard, for their much babblings sake. Be ye not like them therefore. For your father knoweth whereof ye have need, before ye ask of him. After this manner therefore pray ye.
O' our father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Let thy kingdom come. Thy will be fulfilled, as well in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, even as we forgive our trespassers. And lead us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory for ever. Amen. For and if ye shall forgive other men their trespasses, your heavenly father shall also forgive you. But and ye will not forgive men their trespasses, no more shall your father forgive your trespasses.
Moreover when ye fast, be not sad as the hypocrites are. For they disfigure their faces, that they might be seen of men how they fast. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face, that it appear not unto men how that thou fastest: but unto thy father which is in secret: and thy father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
See that ye gather you not treasure upon the earth, where rust and moths corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. But gather ye treasures to gether in heaven, where neither rust nor moths corrupt, and where thieves neither break up nor yet steal. For where soever your treasure is, there will your hearts be also.
The light of the body is thine eye. Wherefore if thine eye be single, all body shall be full of light. But and if thine eye be wicked then all thy body shall be full of darkness. Wherefore if the light that is in thee, be darkness: how great is that darkness.
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?
Which of you (though he took thought therefore) could put one cubit unto his stature? And why care ye then for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They labor not neither spin. And yet for all that I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his royalty was not arrayed like unto one of these. Wherefore if God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow shall be cast into the furnace, shall he not much more do the same unto you, O' ye of little faith?
Therefore take no thought saying: what shall we eat, or what shall we drink, or wherewith shall we be clothed? After all these things seek the gentiles. For your heavenly father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But rather seek ye first the kingdom of heaven and the righteousness thereof, and all these things shall be ministered unto you.
Care not then for the morrow, but let the morrow care for itself: for the day present hath ever enough of his own travail
*Mammon: to serve for gain. *careful: that is full of care.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 13
All these things spake Jesus unto the people by similitudes, and with out similitudes spake he nothing to them, to fulfil that which was spoken by the Prophet saying: I will open my mouth in similitudes, and will speak forth things which have been kept secret from the beginning of the world.
Then sent Jesus the people away, and came home. And his disciples came unto him, saying: declare unto us the similitude of the tares in the field. Then answered he and said to them. He that soweth the good seed, is the son of man. And the field is the world. And the children of the kingdom, they are the good seed. And the tares are the children of the wicked. And the enemy that soweth them, is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world. And the reapers be the Angels. For even as the tares are gathered and burnt in the fire: so shall it be in the end of this world. The son of man shall send forth his Angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity, and shall cast them into a furnace of fire. There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the just men shine as bright as the *son in the kingdom of their father. Whosoever hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in the field, which a man findeth and hideth: and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant that seeketh good pearls, which when he had found one precious pearl, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net cast into the sea, that gathereth of all kinds of fishes: which when it is full, men draw to land, and sit and gather the good into vessels, and cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world. The Angels shall come out and sever the bad from the good, and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Jesus said unto them: Understand ye all these things? They said, ye Lord. Then said he unto them: Therefore every Scribe which is taught unto the kingdom of heaven is like an householder, which bringeth forth, out of his treasure, things both new and old.
And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these similitudes, that he departed thence, and came in to his own country, and taught them in their synagogues, in so much that they were astonied and said: whence cometh all this wisdom and power unto him? Is not this the Carpenters son? Is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren be called James and Joses and Simon and Judas? And are not his sisters all here with us? Whence hath he all these things. And they were offended by him. Then Jesus said to them, a Prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and among his own kin. And he did not many miracles there, for their unbeliefs sake
*sun: spelled sunne (compare below). *anon (right away soon ) *dureth (endureth)
*close: to bring in the sides, as when covering seed. *son: exactly as it appears in the text, sonne, know that sun found above was written as sunne.
THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN Chpt 1
I John your brother and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience which is in *Jesu Christ, was in the isle of Pathmos for the word of God, and for the witnessing of Jesu Christ. I was in the spirit on a *sonday, and heard behind me a great voice, as it had been of a trumpet saying: I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. That thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the congregations which are in Asia, unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thiatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicia.
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 9
And the fifth Angel blew, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth. And to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit, and there arose the smoke of a great furnace. And the sun and the air were darkened by the reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them, that they should not hurt the grass of the earth: neither any green thing: neither any tree: but only those men which have not the seal in their foreheads. And to them was commanded that they should not kill them, but that they should be vexed five months, and their pain was as the pain that cometh of a scorpion, when he hath stung a man. And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it, and shall desire to die, and death shall fly from them.
And the similitude of the locusts was like unto horses prepared unto battle, and on their heads were as it were crowns, like unto gold: and their faces were as it had been the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women. And their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had habergeons, as it were habergeons of iron. And the sound of their wings, was as the sound of chariots when many horses run together to battle: And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. And their power was to hurt men five months. And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue, is Abadon: but in the Greek tongue, Apollion. One woe is past, and behold two woes come after this.
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