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 an heap of riches ...
and the heap of riches went back in time and works of mens hands ...
and buildings from new to old ...going back ...back back in time ...
and there was a generation of youth playing ...
and an old generation of aged watching ...
and their traditions and religions and morals and morays of their own thinking... hung over them like a dark cloak ...
and the children danced in the light for just a little while ...
and that until they were bound of the old stiff and hard ways of the appearance and manners of riches ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
JOB Chpt 21
Job answered, and said: O' hear my words, and amend yourselves. Suffer me a little, that I may speak also, and then laugh my words to scorn, if you will. Is it with a man, that I make this disputation? Which if it were so, should not my spirit be in sore trouble? Mark me well, be abashed, and lay your hand upon your mouth. For when I ponder and consider this, I am afraid, and my flesh is smitten with fear. Wherefore do wicked men live in health and prosper, come to their old age, and increase in riches? Their childrens children live in their sight, and their generation before their eyes. Their houses are safe from all fear, for the rod of God does not smite them. Their bullock gendereth, and that not out of time: their cow calveth, and is not unfruitful.
They send forth their children by flocks, and their sons lead the dance. They bare with them taberetts and harps, and have instruments of music at their pleasure. They spend their days in wealthiness: but suddenly they go down to hell. They say unto God: go from us, we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. What manner of fellow is the Almighty, that we should serve him? What profit should we have, to submit our selves unto him? Lo, there is utterly no goodness in them, therefore will not I have to do with the counsel of the ungodly. How often shall the candle of the wicked put out? How often cometh their destruction upon them? Oh what sorrow shall God give them for their part in his wrath. Yee they shall be even as chaff before the wind, and as dust that the storm carrieth away.
And though God save their children from such sorrow, yet will he so reward themselves, that they shall know it. Their own destruction and misery shall they see with their own eyes, and drink of the fearful wrath of the Almighty. For what careth he, what be come of his household after his death? Whose months pass away swifter than an arrow. In as much then as God hath the highest power of all, who can teach him any knowledge? One dieth now when he is mighty and at his best, rich, and in prosperity: even when his bowels are at the fattest, and his bones full of merry. An other dieth in sorrow and heaviness, and never had good days. Now sleep they both alike in the earth, and the worms cover them. But I know what ye think, yee and what yee imagine against me unrighteously. For ye say: Where is the Princes palace? where is the dwelling of the ungodly: Ask any man that goeth by the way, and ( if ye will not regard their tokens and deeds) he shall tell you, that the wicked is kept unto the day of destruction, and that the ungodly shall be brought forth in the day of wrath. Who dare reprove him for his ways to his face? Who rewardeth him for the ungraciousness that he doth? Yet shall he be brought to his grave, and watch among the heap of the dead. Then shall he be *faine to be buried among the stones by the brook side. All men must follow him, and there are innumerable gone before him. O how vain is the comfort that ye give me? Are not your answers clean contrary to right and truth?
JOB Chpt 27
And Job proceeded a went forth in his communication saying: As truly as God liveth ( which hath taken away my power from me ) and the Almighty, that hath vexed my mind: My lips shall talk of no vanity, and my tongue shall speak no deceit, while my breath is in me, and as long as the wind ( that God hath given me ) is in my nostrils.
God forbid, that I should grant your cause to be right. As for me, until mine end come will I never go from my innocency. My righteous dealings keep I fast, which I will not forsake: my heart shall not reprove me of my days. Therefore mine enemy shall be found as ungodly, and he that taketh part against me, as the unrighteous. What hope hath the hypocrite, though he have great good, and though God give him riches after his hearts desire? Doth God hear him the sooner, when he crieth unto him in his necessity? Hath he such pleasure and delight in the Almighty, that he dare call upon God? I will teach you in the name of God? and the thing that I have of the Almighty, will I not keep from you. Behold, ye stand in your own conceit, as though ye knew all things. Wherefore then do ye go about with such vain words saying: This is that portion that the wicked shall have of God, and the heritage that the Tyrants shall receive of the Almighty. If he get many children, they shall perish with the sword, and his posterity shall have scarceness of bread. Look whom he leaveth behind him, they shall die and be buried, and no man shall pity of his widows. Though he have as much money as the dust of the earth, and raiment as ready as the clay, he may well prepare it: but the godly shall put it upon him, and the innocent shall deal out the money. His house shall endure as the moth, and as a *booth that the watchman maketh. When the rich man dieth, he carrieth nothing with him: he is gone in the twinkling of an eye. Destruction taketh hold upon him as the water flood, and the tempest stealeth him away in the night season. A vehement wind carryeth him hence, and departeth: a storm plucketh him out of his place. It rusheth in upon him, and spareth him not, he may not escape the power thereof. Then clap men their hands at him, yee and jest of him, when they look upon his place
THE PSALMS Chpt 73
O' How Loving is God unto Israel, to such as are of a clean heart?
Nevertheless my feet were almost gone, my treadings had well nigh slipped.
And why? I was grieved at the wicked, to see the ungodly in such prosperity.
For they are in no peril of death, but stand fast like a palace.
They come in no misfortune like other folk, neither are they plagued like other men. And this is the cause that they be so puffed up in pride, and overwhelmed with cruelty and unrighteousness. Their eyes swell for fatness, they do even what they list.
Corrupt are they, and speak blasphemies maliciously, proud and presumptuous are their words. They stretch forth their mouth unto the heaven, and their tongue goeth through the world.
Therefore fall the people unto them, and there out suck they no small advantage.
Tush ( they say ) How should God perceive it? is there knowledge in the most highest? Lo, these are the ungodly, these prosper in the world, these have riches in possession.
Should I then cleanse my heart in vain, ( thought I ) and *wash my hands in innocency?
Wherefore should I be then punished daily, and be chastened every morning?
Yee I had almost said even as they do: but Lo, then should I have condemned the generation of thy children.
Then I thought I to understand this, but it was too hard for me.
Until I went into the Sanctuary of God, and considered the end of these men.
Namely how thou hast set them in a slippery place, that thou mayest cast them down *headlyings and to destroy them.
O how suddenly do they consume, perish and come to an end.
Yee even like as a dream when one awaketh, so makest thou their *image to vanish out of the city.
Thus my heart was grieved, and it even went through my reins.
So foolish was I and ignorant, and as it were a beast before thee.
Nevertheless I am always by thee, thou hast holdest me by my right hand.
Thou leadest me with thy counsel, and afterward receivest me unto gLory.
O what is there prepared for me in heaven? there is no thing upon earth, that I desire in comparison of thee. My flesh and my heart faileth, but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
For Lo, they that forsake thee shall perish: thou destroyest all them that *commit fornication against thee.
But it is good for me, to hold fast by God, and to speak of all thy works.
To wash his hands in innocency isto show his life to be pure and without reproof, as said in Psalms 26 MN. Is this headlines or head lyings? RN
*image to vanish out of the city. * that is their esteem or glory. MN
*They commit fornication against him, that put their trust in any other than him alone. MN
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 8
And it fortuned after that, that he himself went throughout cities and towns, preaching, and showing the kingdom of God, and the twelve with him. And also certain women, which were healed of evil spirits, and infirmities: Mary called Magdalen, out of whom went seven devils, and Joanna the wife of Chuza Herods steward, and Susanna and many other: which ministered unto them of their substance. When much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of all cities, he spake by a similitude. A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and it was trodden under feet, and the fowls of the air devoured it up. And some fell on stone, and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moistness. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And some fell on good ground and sprang up, and bare fruit, an hundred fold. And as he said these things, he cried: He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
And his disciples asked him saying: what manner similitude is this? And he said: unto you is it given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God: but to other in similitudes, that when they see, they should not see, and when they hear they should not understand.
The similitude is this. The seed is the word of God. Those that are beside the way, are they that hear, and afterward cometh the devil and taketh away the word out of their hearts lest they should believe and be saved. They on the stones, are they which when they hear, receive the word with joy. But these have no roots, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation go away. And that which fell among thorns, are they which hear, and go forth, and are choked with cares and with riches, and voluptuous living, and bring forth no fruit. That in the good ground, are they which with a good and pure heart, hear the word and keep it and bring forth fruit with patience.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 12
One of the company said unto him: Master, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me. And he said unto him: Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? Wherefore he said unto them: take heed, and beware of covetousness. For no mans life standeth in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. And he put forth a similitude unto them saying: The ground of a certain rich man brought forth fruits plenteously, and he thought in him self saying: what shall I do? because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said: This will I do. I will destroy my barns, and build greater, and therein will I gather all my fruits, and my goods: and I will say to my soul: Soul thou hast much goods laid up in store for many years, take thine ease: eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him: Thou fool, this night will they fetch away thy soul again from thee. Then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided? So is it with him that gathered riches? and is not rich in God.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 16
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine byss, and fared deliciously every day. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which lay at his gate full of sores desiring to be refreshed with the crumbs which fell from the rich mans board. Nevertheless, the dogs came and licked his sores. And it fortuned that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abrahams bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.
And being in hell in torments, he lift up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom, and he cried and said: father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said unto him: Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime, receivedst thy pleasure, and contrary wise Lazarus pain. Now therefore is he comforted, and thou art punished. Beyond all this, between you and us there is a great space set, so that they which would go from hence to you cannot: neither may come from thence to us.
Then he said I pray thee therefore father, send him to my fathers house. For I have five brethren: for to warn them lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham said unto him: they have Moses and the Prophets, let them hear them. And he said: nay father Abraham, but if one came unto them from the dead, they would repent. He said unto him: If they hear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they believe, though one rose from death again
THE EPISTLE OF ST. JAMES Chpt 5
Go to now ye rich men. Weep, and howl on your wretchedness that shall come upon you. Your riches is corrupt, your garments are motheaten. Your gold and your silver are cankered, and the rust of them shall be a witness unto you, and shall eat your flesh, as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together in your last days: Behold the hire of the laborers which have reaped down your fields (which hire is of you kept back by fraud) crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped, are entered into the ears of the Lord Sabbaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth and in wantonness. Ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and have killed the just, and he hath not resisted you.
Be patient therefore brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold the husbandman: waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience thereupon, until he receive the early and the latter rain. Be ye also patient therefore and settle your hearts, for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Grudge not one against another brethren, lest ye be *dampned. Behold the judge standeth before the door. Take (my brethren) the Prophets for an example of suffering adversity, and of long patience, which spake in the name of the Lord. Behold we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have known what end the Lord made. For the Lord is very pitiful and merciful.
But above all things my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by earth, neither by any other oath. Let your yee be yee*, and your nay, nay: lest ye fall into hypocrisy. If any of you be evil vexed, let him pray. If any of you be merry, let him sing Psalms. If any be diseased among you, let him call for the elders of the congregation, and let them pray over him, and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord: and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up: and if he have committed sins they shall be forgiven him.
Knowledge your faults one to another: and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man availeth much, if it be fervent. *Helias was a man mortal even as we are and he prayed in his prayer that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
Brethren if any of you *erre from the truth and another convert him, let the same know that he which converted the sinner from going astray out of his way, shall save a soul from death, and shall hide the multitude of sins
*dampned (dampened, damned?) * yee =yes and nay =no. period. *Helias (Elias)
*erre (error) then is plain; against the very truth and verity (realness) of God and Christ.
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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