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 dream during the 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 as if in the midst of a cloud ...
even as though a preparing was was being ...being made ...
and there appeared a Lion ...a very worthy Lion ...
and there were other Lions about ...
Yet the very worthy Lion was greater than any of other...
and the great and worthy Lion was looking for...a wife ...
and there appeared a Lioness ...
and as though a name ...of the Lioness ...came Rahel ...or Rachael
and within ...the dream i wondered ...
and within ...within i wondered the more of the Lion and the Lioness ...
and the name of Rachael or Rahel ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
FIRST BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 29
Then Jacob lifted up his feet, and went toward the east country. And as he looked about, behold there was a well in the field, and three flocks of sheep lay thereby (for at that well were the flocks watered) and there lay a great stone at the well mouth. And the manner was to bring the flocks thither, and to roll the stone from the wells mouth, and to water the sheep, and to put the stone again upon the wells mouth unto his place. And Jacob said unto them: brethren, from where be ye? And they said: of Haran are we. And he said unto them: Know ye Laban the son of Nahor? And they said: We know him. And he said unto them: is he in good health? And they said: he is in good health: and behold, his daughter Rahel cometh with the sheep. And he said: lo, it is yet a great while to night, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water the sheep, and go and feed them. And they said: we may not, until all the flocks be brought together, and the stone be rolled from the wells mouth, and so we water our sheep.
While he yet talked with them, Rahel came with her fathers sheep, for she kept them. As soon as Jacob saw Rahel, the daughter of Laban his mothers brother, and the sheep of Laban his mothers brother, he went and rolled the stone from the wells mouth, and watered the sheep of Laban his mothers brother. And Jacob kissed Rahel, and lifted up his voice and wept: and told her also that he was her fathers brother and Rebeccas son. Then Rahel ran and told her father.
When Laban heard tell of Jacob his sisters son, he ran to meet him, and embraced him and kissed him, and brought him into his house. And then Jacob told Laban all the matter. And then Laban said: well, thou art my bone and my flesh. Abide with me the space of a month. And afterward Laban said unto Jacob: though thou be my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for naught? tell me what shall thy wages be? And Laban had two daughters, the eldest called Lea and the youngest Rahel. Lea was tender eyed, but Rahel was beautiful and well favored. And Jacob loved her well, and said: I will serve thee seven years for Rahel thy youngest daughter. And Laban answered: it is better that I give her thee, than to another man: bide therefore with me.
And Jacob served seven years for Rahel, and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her. And Jacob said unto Laban: give me my wife, that I may lie with her. For the time appointed me is come.
Then Laban bade all the men of that place, and made a feast. And when even was come, he took Lea his daughter and brought her to him: and he went in unto Her. And Laban gave unto his daughter Lea, Zilpha his maid, to be her servant. And when the morning was come, behold it was Lea. Than said he to Laban: wherefore hast thou played thus with me? did not I serve thee for Rahel, wherefore then hast thou beguiled me? Laban answered: it is not the manner of this place, to marry the youngest before the eldest. Pass out this week, and then shall this also be given thee for the service which thou shalt serve me yet seven years more. And Jacob did even so, and passed out that week, and then he gave him Rahel his daughter to wife also. And Laban gave to Rahel his daughter, Bilha his handmaid to be her servant. So lay he by Rahel also, and loved Rahel more than Lea, and served him yet seven years more.
When the Lord saw that Lea was despised, he made her fruitful: but Rahel was barren. And Lea conceived and bare a son, and called his name Ruben, for she said: the Lord hath looked upon my tribulation. And now my husband will love me. And she conceived again and bare a son, and said: the Lord hath heard that I am despised, and hath therefore given me this son also, and she called him Simeon. And she conceived yet, and bare a son, and said: now this once will my husband keep me company, because I have borne him three sons: and therefore she called his name Levi. And she conceived yet again, and bare a son saying: Now will I praise the Lord: therefore she called his name Juda, and left bearing
RUTH Chpt 4
And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders said we are witnesses: the Lord make the woman that is come into thine house like Rahel and Lea, which twain did build the house of Israel: that she may do virtuously in Ephrathah, and be famous in Bethlehem, and that thine house be like the house of pharez, whom Thamar bare unto Juda, even of the seed which the Lord shall give thee of this young woman.
And so Booz took Ruth, and she was his wife. And he went in unto her, and the Lord gave that she conceived and bare a son. And the women said unto Noemi: blessed be the Lord the which hath not left thee without an heir this day that shall have a name in Israel, and that shall bring thy life again and cherish thine old age. For thy daughter in law which loveth thee hath borne him that is better to thee than seven sons. And Noemi took the child and laid it in her lap, and became nurse unto it. And her neighbors gave it a name saying: there is a child borne to Noemi, and called it Obed: he is the father of Isai, the father of David. This is the generation of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron: Hezron begat Ram, Ram begat Aminadab, Aminadab begat Nahason, Nahason begat Salmon, Salmon begat Booz, Booz begat Obed, Obed begat Isai, Isai begat David
JEREMIE or JEREMIAH Chpt 31*Jury (Jewry), exact spelling
Thus saith the Lord: The people of Israel which escaped in the wilderness from the sword, found grace to come to their rest. Even so shall the Lord now also appear unto me from far, and say: I love thee with an everlasting love, therefore do I spread my mercy before thee. I will repair thee again ( O thou daughter Israel ) that thou mayest be fast and sure. Thou shalt take thy tabrets again, and go forth with them, that lead the dance.
Thou shalt plant vines again upon the hills of Samaria, and the grape gathers shall plant and sing.
And when it is time, the watchmen upon the mount of Ephraim shall cry: Arise, let us go up unto Sion to our Lord God, for thus saith the Lord: Rejoice with gladness because of Jacob, cry unto the head of the Gentiles: speak out, sing, and say: the Lord shall deliver his people, the remnant of Israel, and make them whole.
Behold, I will bring them again from out of the north land, and gather them from the ends of the world, with the blind and the lame that are among them, with the women that be great with child, and such as also be delivered: and the company of them that come again, shall be great.
They departed from hence in heaviness, but with joy will I bring them hither again. I will lead them by the rivers of water in a straight way, where they shall not stumble: For I will be Israels father, and Ephraim shall be my firstborn.
Hear the word of the Lord, O ye Gentiles, preach in the Isles, that lay far off, and say: He that hath scattered Israel, shall gather him together again, and shall keep him as a shepherd doth his flock. For the Lord shall redeem Jacob, and rid from the hand of the violent. And they shall come, and rejoice upon the hill of Sion, and shall have plenteous of goods, which the Lord shall give them: Namely, wheat, wine, oil, young sheep and calves. And their conscience shall be as a well watered garden, for they shall no longer be hungry.
Then shall the maid rejoice in the dance, yee both young and old folks. For I will turn their sorrow to gladness, and will comfort them and make them joyful, even from their hearts. I will pour plenteousness upon the hearts of the priests, and my people shall be satisfied with good things, saith the Lord.
Thus saith the Lord: The voice of heaviness, weeping and lamentation came up in to heaven: even of Rachel mourning for her children, and would not be comforted because they were away.
But now saith the Lord: Leave off from weeping, and crying, withhold thine eyes from tears, for thy labor shall be rewarded, saith the Lord. And they shall come again out of the land of their enemies: Yee even thy posterity shall have consolation in this ( sayeth the Lord ) that thy children shall come again into their own land.
Moreover I have heard Ephraim, that was led away captive, complain on this manner: O' Lord, thou hast corrected me, and thy chastening have I received, as a untamed calf. Convert thou me, and I shall be converted, for thou art my Lord God. Yee as soon as thou turnest me, I shall reform myself: and when I understand, I shall smite upon my thigh. For verily I have committed shameful things: O let my youth bear this reproof and confusion.
Upon this complaint, I thought thus by my self: Is not Ephraim my dear son? Is he not the child? with whom I have had all mirth and pastime? For since the time that I first communed with him, I have him ever in remembrance: therefore my heart driveth me unto him, gladly and lovingly will I have mercy upon him, sayeth the Lord. Get the watchman, provide teachers for thee set thine heart upon the right way, that thou shouldest walk, and turn again ( O thou daughter of Israel ) turn again to these cities of thine. How long wilt thou go astray, O thou shrinking daughter? For the Lord will work a new thing upon the earth: A woman shall compass a man.
For thus sayeth the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: It will come thereto, that when I have brought Juda out of captivity, these words shall be heard in the land and in his cities: The Lord, which is the fair bridegroom of righteousness, make thee fruitful O thou holy hill: And there shall dwell Juda, and all her cities, the shepherds and husbandmen: For I shall feed the hungry soul, and refresh all faint hearts. When I hear this I came again to myself, and mused, like as I had been waked out of a sweet sleep.
Behold ( sayeth the Lord ) the days come, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Juda with men and with cattle. Yee it shall come thereto, that like as I have gone about in times past to root them out, to scatter them, to break them down, to destroy them and chasten them: Even so will I also go diligently about, to build them up again, and to plant them, saith the Lord.
Then shall it no more be said: the fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the childrens teeth are set on edge: for every one shall die for his own misdeed, so that who so eateth a sower grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
Behold, the days come ( saith the Lord ) that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: not after the covenant that I made with their fathers, when I took them by the hand, and led them out of the land of Egypt: which covenant they brake, wherefore I punished them sore, saith the Lord: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord: I will plant my law in their inward parts of them, and write it in their hearts, and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
And from thenceforth shall no man teach his neighbor or his brother, and say: Know the Lord: But they shall all know me, from the lowest unto the highest, saith the Lord. For I will forgive their misdeeds, and will never remember their sins any more. Thus saith the Lord which give the sun to be a light for the day, and the moon and stars to shine in the night: which moveth the sea, so that the floods thereof wax fierce: his name is the Lord of hosts. Like as this ordinance shall never be taken out of my sight, saith the Lord: So shall the seed of Israel never cease, but all way be a people before me.
Moreover, thus saith the Lord: like as the heaven above can not be measured, and as the foundations of the earth beneath may not be sought out: So will I also not cast out the whole seed of Israel, for that they have committed, saith the Lord. Behold the days come saith the Lord, that the city of the Lord shall be enlarged from the town of Hananeel, unto the gate of the corner wall. From thence shall be the right measure be taken before her unto the hill top of Gareb, and shall come about Gaath, and the whole valley of the dead carcasses, and of the ashes, and all Ceremoth unto the brook of Cedron: and thence unto the corner of the horse gate toward the East, whereas the Sanctuary of the Lord also shall be set. And when it is now builded, and set up of this fashion it shall never be broken, nor cast down any more.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 2
When Jesus was born at Bethlehem in *Jury, in the time of Herod the king. Behold, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem saying: Where is he that is born king of the Jews? We have seen his star in the East, and are come to worship him.
When Herod the king had heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him, and he gathered all the chief Priests and Scribes of the people, and asked of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him: at Bethlehem in Jewry. For thus it is written by the Prophet. And thou Bethlehem in the land of Jewry, art not the least concerning the Princes of Juda. For out of thee shall come the captain, that shall govern my people Israel.
Then Herod privily called the wise men, and diligently enquired of them, the time of the star that appeared, and sent them to Bethlehem saying: Go and search diligently for the child. And when ye have found him, bring me word, that I may come and worship him also.
When they had heard the king, they departed: and lo the star which they saw in the East, went before them, till it came and stood over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were marvellously glad: and went into the house, and found the child with Mary his mother, and kneeled down and worshipped him, and opened their treasures, and offered unto him gifts, gold, frankincense and myrrh. And after they were warned of God in a dream, that they should not go again to Herod, they returned into their own country another way.
When they were departed: behold the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in dream saying: arise, and take the child and his mother, and fly into Egypt, and abide there till I bring thee word. For Herod will seek the child to destroy him. Then he arose, and took the child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt, and was there unto the death of Herod, to fulfil that which was spoken of the Lord, by the Prophet which saith, out of Egypt have I called my son.
Then Herod perceiving that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, as many as were two year old and under, according to the time which he had diligently searched out of the wise men.
Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by the Prophet Jeremy saying: On the hills was a voice heard, mourning, weeping, and great lamentation: Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they were not.
When Herod was dead: behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt saying: arise and take the child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel. For they are dead which sought the childs life. Then he arose up, and took the child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Jewry, in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither. Notwithstanding after he was warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee, and went and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, to fulfil that which was spoken by the Prophets: he shall be called a Nazarite
THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN Chpt 5
And I saw in the right hand of him, that sat in the throne, a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel which cried with a loud voice: Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven nor in earth neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look theron. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look theron.
And one of the elders said unto me: weep not: Behold a lion being of the tribe of Juda the root of David, hath obtained to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and lo in the midst of the seat, and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a lamb as though he had been killed, which had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the spirits of God, sent into all the world. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the seat.
And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and twenty four elders fell down before the lamb, having harps and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints and they sung a new song saying: thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast killed, and hast redeemed us by thy blood out of all kindreds, and tongues, and people, and nations, and hast made us unto our God, kings and priests and we shall reign on the earth.
And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels about the throne, and about the beasts and the elders, and I heard thousand thousands, saying with a loud voice: Worthy is the lamb that was killed to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And all creatures, which are in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying: blessing, honour, glory, and power be unto him that sitteth upon the seat, and unto the lamb for evermore. And the four beasts said Amen. And the twenty four elders fell upon their faces, and worshipped him that liveth for evermore
THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN Chpt 10
And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven clothed with a cloud, and the rain bow upon his head. And his face as it were the sun, and his feet as it were pillars of fire, and he had in his hand a little book open: and he put his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth. And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth. And when he had cried, seven thunders spake their voices. And when the seven thunders had spoken their voices, I was about to write. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, seal up those things which the seven thunders spake, and write them not.
And the Angel which I saw stand upon the sea, and upon the earth, lifted up his hand to heaven and swore by him that liveth for evermore, which created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which therein are: that there should be no longer time: but in the days of the voice of the seventh Angel, when he shall begin to blow: even the mystery of God shall be finished as he preached by his servants the prophets.
And the voice which I heard from heaven, spake unto me again, and said: go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea, and upon the earth. And I went unto the angel, and said to him: give me the little book, and he said unto me: take it, and eat it up, and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth as sweet as honey. And I took the little book out of his hand, and ate it up, and it was in, my mouth as sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. And he said unto me: thou must prophesy again among the people, and nations, and tongues, and to many kings
THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN Chpt 12
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. And she was with child and cried travailing in birth, and pained ready to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven, for behold a great red dragon having seven heads, and ten horns and crowns upon his heads: and his tail drew the third part of the stars, and cast them to the earth.
And the dragon stood before the woman, which was ready to be delivered: for to devour her child as soon as it were born. And she brought forth a man child, which should rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her son was taken up unto God, and to his seat. And the woman fled into wilderness, where she had a place, prepared of God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
And there was a great battle in heaven, Michael and his Angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his Angels, and prevailed not: neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon, that old serpent called the devil and Satan was cast out. Which deceiveth all the world. And he was cast into the earth, and his angels were cast out also.
And I heard a loud voice saying: in heaven is now made salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ. For he is cast down which accused them before God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth, and of the sea: for the devil is come down unto you which hath great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
And when the dragon saw, that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman, which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, times, and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. And the dragon cast out of his mouth water after the woman as it had been a river, because she should have been caught of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed, up the river, which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman: and went and made war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. And I stood on the sea *stonde
*stonde: two possible words come from the Middle English: stound: meaning "a short time" and stonen: meaning "stunned". stunned because of the vision.
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
*Jesu: Hebrew for Jesus
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