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 dread 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 device that any might ride ...instead of walking ...
and that to go on more swiftly ...
even a bicycle ...
and a man had ridden the bicycle swiftly and went off the path ...and crashed ...
and the fork of a bicycle ( by which it is steered ) became twisted ...
and the man went to the place where the bicycle was made ...
and asked to have the bicycle fixed ...
and there came forth a man ...and the man said he could fix the fork ...
and the man turned the bolts and nuts ...
and heated the metal and twisted the fork ...
and the fork appeared to be straight ...
Yet was burnt and looked torched and ashen ...
and the soft rubber was all hard and no longer gave cushion to the rider ...
and the rider wondered ...
and another man appeared ...
and the appearing man said ...it might have been better just to get a new fork ...
and that instead of trying to fix the old one ...to go straight.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 7
Judge not, that ye be not judged. For as ye judge so shall ye be judged. And with what measure ye *mete, with the same shall it be measured to you again. Why seest thou a *mote in thy brothers eye, and perceivest not the beam in thine own eye? Or why sayest thou to thy brother: suffer me to pluck out the mote out of thine eye, and behold a beam is in thine own eye. Hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pluck out the mote out of thy brothers eye.
Give not that which is holy, to dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they tread them under their feet, and the other turn again and all to rent you.
Ask and it shall be given you. Seek and ye shall find. Knock and it shall be opened unto you. For whosoever asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Is there any man among you which if his son asked him bread, would offer him a stone? Or if he asked fish, would he proffer him a serpent? If ye then which are evil, can give to your children good gifts how much more shall your father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, even so do ye to them. This is the law and the Prophets.
Enter in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction: and many there be which go in thereat. But strait is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life: and few there be that find it. Beware of false Prophets, which come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns? Or figs of briars? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit. But a corrupt tree, bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth bad fruite: nor yet a bad tree can bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Not all they that say unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter in to the kingdom of heaven: but he that doth my fathers will which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not in thy name Prophesied? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name have done many miracles? And then will I knowledge unto them that I never knew them. Depart from me, ye workers of iniquity.
Whosoever heareth of me these sayings and doeth the same, I will liken him unto a wise man which built his house on a rock: and abundance of rain descended, and the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that same house, and it fell not, because it was grounded on the rock. And whosoever heareth of me these sayings and doth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man which built his house upon the land: and abundance of rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were *astonied at his doctrine. For he taught them as one having power, and not as the scribes
*mete: what ever is used to measure, *mote: a speck. *astonied: astounded, astonished.
THE FOURTH BOOK OF ESDRAS Chpt 7
And it happened after that I had spoke out these words, that there was sent unto me an angel, which had been by me also the nights afore, and he said unto me: Up Esdras, and hear the words that I am come to tell thee. And I said: speak on Lord my God. Then said he unto me: The sea is set in a wide place, that it might be deep and great: but the entrance is narrow and small like a river. For who would go into the sea, to look upon it, and rule it? If he went not through the narrow, how might he come into the broad?
Item another: A city is builded and set upon a broad field, and is full of all goods: the entrance is narrow and sodden, like as there were a fire at the right hand, and a deep water at the left, and as it were only one straight path betwixt them both, so small that there could be but one man go there.
If this city were now given to an Liar and he never went through the perilous way, how would he receive his inheritance? And I said: It is so Lord. Then said he: Even so is Israel also a portion. And why? for their sakes I have made the world: And when Adam transgressed my statutes, then was the thing judged that was done. Then were the entrances of the world made narrow, full of sorrow and travail: They are but few and evil, full of perils and labor. For the entrances of the fore world were wide and sure, and brought immortal fruit.
If they now which are entered into this world, may not comprehend these straight and vain things, much less they comprehend and understand the secrete things: Why disquietest thy self then, seeing thou art but a corruptible man: And what wouldest thou know, where as thou art but mortal? And why hast thou not received in thine heart the thing that is for to come, but that is present?
Then said I: O' Lord, Lord, thou hast ordered in thy law, that the righteous should inherit these things, but that the unfaithful and ungodly shall perish. Nevertheless the righteous shall suffer straight things, and hope for wide: for they that have lived ungodly and *suffered straight things, shall not see the wide.
And he said unto me: There is no judge above God, and none that have understanding above the Highest. For there be many that perish, because they despise the law of God that is set before them. For God hath given straight commandment to such as come, that they know what they do, and how they should live: and if they keep this they should not be punished.
Nevertheless they were not obedient unto him, but spoke against him: and said moreover that there was no God, and that God regarded it not. His ways they have not known, his law they have despised, and denied his promises: in his statutes and ordinances they have not been faithful and steadfast, and have not performed his works.
And therefore Esdras unto the full, plenty: and to the empty, emptiness. Behold the time shall come, that those tokens which I have told thee, shall come to pass, and the bride shall appear: and the earth that is now passeth away, shall be showed: and whosoever is delivered from the afore said evils, shall see my wonders. For my son Jesus shall be openly declared, with those that be with him: and they that remain, shall be merry in four hundred years.
After these same years shall my son Christ die, and all men that have life, and the world will be turned into the old silence, seven days, like as in the fore judgements, so that no man shall remain. And after seven days, the world that yet awaketh not, shall be raised up, and shall die corrupt. And the earth shall restore those that have slept in her, and so shall the dust those that dwell in silence, and the secrete places shall deliver those that be committed unto them. And the most highest shall be openly declared upon the seat of judgement, and all mystery shall vanish away, and long suffering shall be gathered together. But the judgement shall continue, the truth shall remain, and faith shall wax strong, the works shall follow, and the reward shall be showed, the righteousnesses shall watch, and the unrighteousnesses shall bear no rule.
Then said I: Abraham prayed first for the sodomites, and Moses for the fathers that sinned in the wilderness, and he that came after him for Israel, in the time of Achas and Samuel: and David for the destruction, and Solomon for them that came into the Sanctuary, and Oseas for those that received rain, and for the dead, that he might live: and Ezechias for the people in the time of Sennacherib: and diverse other in like manner, which have prayed for many.
Even so now seeing the corrupt is grown up, and wickedness increased, and the righteous have prayed for the ungodly, wherefore shall it not be so now also?
He answered me, and said: This present world is not the end, there remaineth much honor in it, therefore they have prayed for the weak. But the day of dumb shall be the end of this time, and the beginning of the immortality for to come, wherein all corruption vanisheth all voluptuousness is loused and misbelief taken away, righteousness grown, and the verity spring up. Then shall no man be able to save him that is destroyed, nor to oppress him that hath gotten the victory. I answered then, and said: This is my first and last saying: that it had been better, not to have given the earth unto Adam: or else when it was given him, to keep him that he should not sin. For what profit is it for men now in this present time to live in heaviness, and after death to look for punishment? O' thou Adam, what hast thou done? For though it was thou that sinned, thou art not fallen alone, but we all that come of thee. For what profit is it unto us, if there be promised us immortal time, where as we meddle with deadly works? And that there is promised us an everlasting hope, where as we ourselves are evil and vain? And that there are laid up for us dwellings of health and freedom, where as we have lived evil? and that the worship of the Highest is kept to defend them, which have led a patient life, where as we have walked in the most wicked ways of all? And that there shall be showed a paradise, whose fruit endureth forever, wherein is freedom and medicine, where as we shall not go in? for we have walked in unpleasant places: And that the faces of them which have abstained, shall shine above the stars, where as our faces shall be black and dark? For while we lived and died unrighteously, we considered not, that we should suffer therefore after death!
Then answered he me, and said: This is the consideration and thought of the battle, which man hath upon the earth: That if he be overcome, he shall suffer as thou hast said. But if he get victory, he shall receive the thing that I say. For this is the life, whereof Moses spake unto the people, while he lived, saying: Choose the life, that thou mayest live. Nevertheless they believed him not neither the Prophets after him. No nor me which have spoken unto them, that heaviness should not reach unto them to their destruction like a joy is for to come over those, that have suffered themselves to be informed in salvation.
I answered then and said: I know Lord, that the Highest is merciful, in that he hath mercy upon them, which are not yet in the world, and upon those also that walk in his law: and that he is patient and long suffering toward those that have sinned in their works: and that he is liberal to give where as it requireth: and that he is of great mercy, for he multiplies his loving kindness toward those that are present, and that are past, and to them which are for to come. For if he multiplied not his mercies, the world shall not be made living, with those that dwell therein: He giveth also, for if he gave not of his goodness, that they which have done evil, might be eased, the ten thousand part of men should not be living. And if the judge forgave not those that be healed with his word, and if he would destroy the multitude that striveth, there should be very few left in an innumerable multitude
THE FIRST OF THE MACHABEES Chpt 4
Upon this, all the host gathered them together, and went up unto mount Sion.
Now when they saw the Sanctuary layed waste, the altar defiled, the doors burned up, the shrubs growing in the courts, like as in a wood upon mountains, yee and the priests Cells were broken down: They rent their clothes, made great lamentation, cast ashes upon their heads, fell down flat to the ground, made a great noise with the trumpets, and cried toward heaven.
Then Judas appointed certain men to fight against those which were in the castle till they had cleansed the Sanctuary. So he chose priests that were undefiled, such as had pleasure in the law *of God: and they cleansed the Sanctuary, and bare out the defiled stones into an unclean place. And for so much as the altar of burntofferings was unhallowed, he took advisement, what he might do with all: so he thought it was best to destroy it ( least it should happen to do them any shame ) for the Heathen had defiled it, and therefore they break it down. As for the stones they layed them upon the mountain by the *house in a convenient place: till there came a prophet to show, what should be done with them.
So they took whole stones according to the law, and builded a new altar such one as was before, and made up the Sanctuary within and without, and hallowed the courts. They made new ornaments, and brought the candlestick the altar of incense, and the table in to the temple. The incense layed they upon the altar, and lighted the lamps that were upon the candlestick, that they might burn in the temple. They set the show bread upon the table, and hanged up the veil, and set up the temple, as it was afore. And on twentieth fifth day of the ninth month, which is called the month Casleu, in the hundred and forty eighth year: they rose up by times in the morning for to do sacrifice ( according to the law ) upon the new burntoffering altar that they had made: after the time and season that the Heathen had defiled it. The same day was it set up again, with songs pipes, harps, and cymbals.
And all the people fell upon their faces, *worshipping and *thanking the God of heaven which had given them *victory. So they kept the dedication of the altar eight days offering burnt sacrifices and thankofferings with gladness. They decked the temple also with crowns and shields of gold, and hallowed the ports and cells, and hanged doors upon them. Thus there was very great gladness among the people, because the *blasphemy of the Heathen was put away. So Judas and his brethren with the whole congregation of Israel, ordained, that the time of the dedication of the altar should be kept in *his season from year to year, by the space of eight days, from the twentieth fifth day of the month Casleu: and that with mirth and gladness.
And at the same time builded they up the mount Sion with high walls and strong towers round about: lest the Gentiles should come and tread it down, as they did afore. Therefore Judas set men of war in it, to keep it: and made it strong, for to defend *Bethsura: that the people might have a refuge against the *Edomites
*Even so let us also cry now toward heaven: and the Lord shall have mercy upon us, (jkv and other bibles of man = IF : if peradventure the Lord will have mercy upon us)
*Assaremoth, (kjv= Gazera) *everychone (every each one) *threescore thousand (60,000; score =20) *discomfiting (frustrate, defeat)
the law *of God: (kjv and other bibles of man: leaves out "of God") *house (kjv and other bibles of man= temple) *worshipping and thanking (kjv and other bibles of man =praising) *victory ( kjv =good success). *blasphemy (kjv= reproach)
*his (kjv = their) season. (*Edomites ...kjv = Idumea.) Bethsura = Heb "house of the rock" Edomites = Heb "red" descendants of Esau, or those that have sold their birthright
THE FIRST TO THE CORINTHIANS Chpt 3
And I could not speak unto you brethren as unto spiritual: but as unto carnal, even as it were unto babes in Christ. I gave you milk to drink and not meat. For ye then were not strong, no neither yet are. For ye are yet carnal. As long verily as there is among you envying, strife and dissension: are ye not carnal, and walk after the manner of men? As long as one saith, I hold of Paul, and another I am of Apollo, are ye not carnal? What is Paul? What thing is Apollo? Only ministers are they by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave every man grace. I have planted: Apollo watered: but God gave increase. So then, neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth: but God which gave the increase. He that planteth and he that watereth, are neither better than the other. Every man yet shall receive his reward according to his labour. We are Gods laborers, ye are Gods husbandry, ye are Gods building. According to the grace of God given unto me, as a wise builder have I laid the foundation. And another built theron. But let every man take heed how he buildeth upon. For other foundation can no man lay, than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. If any man build on this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones: timber, hay or stubble: every mans work shall appear. For the day shall declare it, and it shall be showed in fire. And the fire shall try every mans work, what it is. If any mans work that he hath built upon, bide, he shall receive a reward. If any mans work burn, he shall suffer loss, but he shall be safe himself: nevertheless yet as it were through fire.
Are ye not *ware that ye are the temple of God, and how that the spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy. For the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. Let no man deceive him self. If any man seem wise among you, let him be a fool in this world, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written: he compasses the wise in their craftiness. And again, God knoweth the thoughts of the wise that they be vain. Therefore let no man rejoice in men. For all things are yours, whether it be Paul, either Apollos, either Cephas: whether it be the world, or life, either death, whether they be present things or things to come: all are yours: and ye are Christs, and Christ is Gods
and others of a similitude ...
"bicycles in the city...like other ..."
"the man and the bicycle and the woman and the beastly man..."
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