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 dread nightmare of the dark season ...of the times and time ..of the season of man ...see son of man ...
and i was taken to the land of the eagle ...
and there was an election going on ...
and the parties ...parties of the political had chosen two of their own to run ...to run ...
and there was much hope and excitement and expectation ...of who would win ...the election ...
and the end ...the end of the election came ...
and the many of the masses looked ...to see who had won ...
and behold a man stood there ...
and he was none of the politically chosen ...
Yet he had won ...
and had won ...as he was ...written in ...
and the man loved God his father and Jesus his brother and Lord.
and that in spirit and truth.
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MARK Chpt 13
But when they lead you and present you take no thought aforehand what ye shall say, neither imagine: but whatsoever is given you at the same time, that speak. For it shall not be ye that shall speak, but the holy ghost. Yea and the brother shall deliver the brother to death, and the father the son, and the children shall rise against their fathers and mothers, and shall put them to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my names sake. But whosoever shall endure unto the end, the same shall be safe.
Moreover when ye see the abomination that betokeneth desolation, whereof is spoken by Daniel the prophet, stand where it ought not, let him that readeth understand. Then let them that be in *Jurie, flee to the mountains. And let him that is on the house top, not descend down into the house, neither enter therein, to fetch anything out of his house. And let him that is in the field, not turn back again unto those things which he left behind him, for to take his clothes with him. Woe shall be then to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days. But pray, that your flight be not in the winter. For there shall be in those days such tribulation, as was not from the beginning of creatures which God created unto this time, neither shall be. And except that the Lord should shorten those days, no man should be saved. But for the elects sake, which he hath chosen, he hath shortened those days.
And then, if any man say to you: lo, here is Christ: lo, he is there, believe not. For false Christs shall arise, and false prophets, and shall show miracles and wonders, to deceive if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: behold I have showed you all things before.
Moreover in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall wax dark, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars of heaven shall fall: and the powers which are in heaven, shall move. And then shall they see the son of man coming in the clouds, with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, and from the one end of the world to the other.
Whosoever hath ears to hear, let him hear.
ESAI or ISAIAH Chpt 42
Behold now therefore, this is my servant whom I will keep to myself: mine elect, In whom my soul shall be pacified. I will give him my spirit, that he may show forth judgement and equity among the Gentiles. He shall not be an out crier, nor an high minded person. His voice shall not be heard in the streets. A bruised reed he shall not break, and a smoking flax shall he not quench: but faithfully and truly he shall give judgement. He shall neither be over seen or hasty, that he may restore righteousness unto the earth: and the Gentiles shall also keep his laws. For thus sayeth God the Lord unto him ( even he that that made heavens, and spread them abroad and set forth the earth with her increase: which giveth breath unto the people that is in it, and to them that dwell therin ) I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and led thee by the hand. Therefore I will also defend thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, and to be the light of the Gentiles. That thou mayest open the eyes of the blind, let out the prisoners, and them that sit in darkness, out of the dungeon house. I my self, whose name is the Lord, which gave my power to none other, neither mine honor to the Gods: show you these new tidings, and tell you them or they come, for old things also are come to pass.
Sing therefore unto the Lord, a new song of thanks giving, blow out his praise unto the end of the world. They that be upon the sea, and all that is therin, praise him, the Isles and they that dwell in them. Let the wilderness with her cities lift up her voice, the towns also that be in cedar. Let them be glad that sit upon rocks of stone, and let them cry down from the high mountains: ascribing almightiness unto the Lord, and magnifying him among the Gentiles. The Lord shall come forth as a giant, and take a stomach to himself as a fresh man of war. He shall roar and cry, and overcome his enemies.
I have long time holden my peace, ( sayeth the Lord ) should I therefore be still, and keep silence for ever? I will cry like a travailing woman, and once will I destroy, and devour. I will make waste both mountain and hill, and dry up every green thing that groweth theron. I will dry up the floods of water, and drink up the rivers. I will bring the blind into the street, that they know not: and lead them in to such a foot path that they are ignorant in. I shall make darkness light before them, and the thing that is crooked to be straight. These things will I do, and not forget them. And therefore let them convert, and be ashamed earnestly, that hope in Idols, and say to fashioned images: ye are our gods.
Hear, O ye deaf men, and sharpen your sights to see ( O ye blind ) But who is blinder than my servant? Or so deaf, as my messengers, whom I send unto thee? For who is so blind as my people, and they that have the rule of them? They are like, as if they understoodest much, and keepest nothing: or if one heard well, but were not obedient. The Lord be merciful unto them for his righteousness sake, that his word might be magnified and praised. But it is a mischievous and wicked people. Their young men belong all unto the snare, and shall be shut into prison houses. They shall be carried away captive, and no man shall loose them. They shall be trodden under foot, and no man shall labor to bring them again. But who is he among you, that pondereth this in his mind, that considereth it, and taketh it for a warning in time to come?
Who suffered Jacob to be trodden under foot, and Israel to be spoiled? Did not the Lord? Now have we sinned against him, and have had no delight to walk in his ways, neither been obedient unto his law. Therefore hath he poured upon us his wrathful displeasure, and strong battle, which maketh us to have to do on every side, yet will we not understand: He burneth us up, yet sinketh it not in to our hearts
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 24
And Jesus went out and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him, for to show him the building of the temple. Jesus said unto them: see ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you: there shall not be here left one stone upon another, that shall not be cast down.
And as he sat upon the mount Olivet, his disciples came unto him secretly saying. Tell us when these things shall be: and what sign shall be of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered, and said unto them: take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name saying: I am Christ: and shall deceive many. Ye shall hear of wars, and of the fame of wars: but see that ye be not troubled. For all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and realm against realm: and there shall be pestilence, hunger and earthquakes in all quarters. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Then shall they put you to trouble, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my names sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one the other. And many false prophets shall arise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall have the upper hand, the love of many shall abate. But he that endureth to the end, the same shall be safe. And this glad tidings of the kingdom: shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all nations: and then shall the end come.
When ye therefore shall see the abomination that betokeneth desolation, spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, stand in the holy place: let him that readeth it, understand it. Then let them which be in *Jury, fly into the mountains. And let him which is on the house top, not come down to fetch anything out of his house. Neither let him which is in the field, return back to fetch his clothes. Woe shall be in those days to them that are with child, and to them that give suck. But pray that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not from the beginning of the world to this time, nor shall be. Ye and except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the chosens sake, those days shall be shortened.
Then if any man shall say unto you: lo, here is Christ, or there is Christ: believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall do great miracles and wonders. In so much that if it were possible, the very elect should be deceived. Take heed, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you: behold he is in the desert, go not forth: behold he is in the secret places, believe not. For as the lightning cometh out of the East and shineth unto the west: so shall the coming of the son of man be. For wheresoever a dead carcass is, even thither will the eagles resort. Immediately after the tribulations of those days, shall the sun be darkened: and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall move. And then shall appear the sign of the son of man in heaven. And then shall all the kindreds of the earth mourn, and they shall see the son of man come in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his Angels with the great voice of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his chosen, from the four winds, and from the one end of the world to the other.
Learn a similitude of the fig tree: when his branches are yet tender and his leaves sprung, ye know that summer is nigh. So likewise ye, when ye see all these things, be ye sure that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass till all these be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall perish, but my words shall abide. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no not the angels of heaven, but my father only.
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
*Jury (Jewry) : exact spelling was Jury
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 18
And he put forth a similitude unto them, signifying that men ought pray, and not to be weary saying: There was a Judge in a certain city, which feared not God neither regarded man. And there was a certain widow in the same city, which came unto him saying: avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while. But afterward he said unto himself: though I fear not God nor care for man, yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge lest at the last she come and hag on me.
And the Lord said hear what the unrighteous Judge saith. And shall not God avenge his elect, which cry day and night unto him, yee though he defer them? I tell you he will avenge them and that quickly. Nevertheless, when the son of man cometh, suppose you, that he shall find faith on the earth.
And he put forth this similitude, unto certain which trusted in them selves that they were perfect, and despised other. Two men went up into the temple to pray: the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharise stood and prayed thus with him self. God I thank thee that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, *advoutrers, or as this publican. I fast twice in the week. I give tithe of all that I possess. And the publican stood afar off, and would not lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote his breast saying: God be mercyfull to me a sinner. I tell you this man departed home to his house justified more than the other. For every man that exalteth himself, shall be brought low: An he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.
ST. PAUL TO THE ROMANS Chpt 11
I say then: hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For even I verily am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, and of the tribe of Benjamin, God hath not cast away his people which he knew before. Either *wot ye not what the scripture saith by the mouth of *Helias, how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying: Lord they have killed thy Prophets and digged down thine altars: and I am left only, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God to him again? I have reserved unto me seven thousand men which have not bowed the knee to Baal. Even so at this time is there a remnant left through the election of grace. If it be of grace, then is it not of works. For then were grace no more grace. If it be of works, then is it no more grace. For then were deserving no longer deserving. What then? Israel hath not obtained that he sought. No but yet the election hath obtained it. The remnant are blinded, according as it is written: God hath given them the spirit of unquietness: eyes that they should not see and ears that they should not hear even unto this day. And David saith: Let their table be made a snare to take them with all, and an occasion to fall, and a reward unto them. Let their eyes be blinded that they see not: and even bow down their backs.
I say then: Have they therefore stumbled, that they should but fall only? God forbid: but through their fall is salvation happened unto the gentiles, for to provoke them with all. Wherefore if the fall of them, be the riches of the world: and the minishing of them the riches of the gentiles: How much more should it be so, if they all believed? I speak to you gentiles, in as much as I am the Apostle of the gentiles, I will magnify mine office, that might provoke them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. For if the casting away of them, be the reconciling of the world: what shall the receiving of them be, but life again from death? For if one piece be holy, the whole heap is holy. And if the root be holy, the branches are holy also.
Though some of the branches be broken off, and thou being a wild olive tree, art graft in among them, and made partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, boast not thyself against the branches. For if thou boast thyself, remember that thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then: the branches are broken off, that I might be graft in. Thou sayest well: because of unbelief they are broken off, and thou standest steadfast in faith. Be not high minded, but fear seeing that God spared not the natural branches, lest haply he also spare not thee.
Behold the kindness and rigorousness of God: on them which fell, rigorousness: but towards thee, kindness, if thou continue in his kindness. Or else thou shalt be hewn off, and they if they bide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in again. For God is of power to *graff them in again. For if thou wast cut out of a natural wild olive tree, and wast graffed contrary to nature in a true olive tree: how much more shall the natural branches be graffed in their own olive tree again?
I would not that this secret should be hid from you my brethren (lest ye should be wise in your own conceits) that partly blindness is happened in Israel, until the fullness of the gentiles be come in: and so all Israel shall be saved. As it is written: There shall come out of Sion he that doth deliver, and shall turn away the ungodliness of Jacob. And this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospell they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are loved for the fathers sakes.
For verily the gifts and calling of God are such, that it cannot repent him of them: for look, as ye in time passed have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: even so now have they not believed the mercy which is happened unto you, that they also may obtain mercy. God hath wrapped all nations in unbelief, that he might have mercy on all.
O' the deepness of the abundant wisdom and knowledge of God: how unsearchable are his judgements, and his ways past finding out. For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who was his counsellor? other who hath given unto him first, that he might be recompensed again? For of him, and through him, and for him are all things. To him be glory for ever Amen
*wot (know) *Helias (Elias) *graff (graft)
TO THE GALATHIANS Chpt 4
And I say that the heir as long as he is a child, differeth not from a servant, though he be Lord of all, but is under tutors and governors, until the time appointed of the father. Even so we, as long as we were children, were in bondage under the ordinances of the world. But when the time was full come, God sent his son born of a woman and made bond unto the law, to redeem them which were under the law: that we through election might receive the inheritance that belongeth unto the natural sons. Because ye are sons, God hath sent the spirit of his son into our hearts, which crieth Abba father. Wherefore now, thou art not a servant, but a son. If thou be the son, thou art also the heir of God through Christ.
Notwithstanding, when ye knew not God ye did service unto them, which by nature were no Goddes. But now seeing ye know God (yee rather are known of God) how is it that ye turn again unto the weak and beggarly ceremonies, where unto again ye desire afresh to be in bondage? Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am in fear of you, lest I have bestowed on you labour in vain.
Brethren I beseech you, be ye as I am: for I am as ye are. You have not hurt me at all. Ye know, how through infirmity of the flesh, I preached the Gospell unto you at the first. And my temptation which I suffered by reason of my flesh, ye despised not neither abhorred: but received me as an Angel of God: yee as Christ Jesus. How happy were ye then? for I bear you record that if it had been possible ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me. Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
They are jealous over you amiss. Yee, they intend to exclude you, that ye should be fervent to them ward. It is good always to be fervent, so it be in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
My little children (of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be fashioned in you) I would I were with you now, and could change my voice: for I stand in a doubt of you. Tell me ye that desire to be under the law, have ye not heard of the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a free woman. Yee and he which was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh: but he which was of the free woman, was born by promise. Which things betoken mystery. For these women are two testaments, the one from the mount Sinai, which gendreth unto bondage, which is Agar. For mount Sinai is called Agar in Arabia, and bordereth upon the city which is now Jerusalem, and is in bondage with her children.
But Jerusalem, which is above, is free: which is the mother of us all. For it is written: rejoice thou barren, that bearest no children, break forth and cry, thou that travailest not. For the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. Brethren we are after the manner of Isaac, children of promise. But as then he that was born carnally, persecuted him that was born spiritually, even so is it now. Nevertheless what saith the scripture: put away the bond woman and her son. For the son of the bond woman shall not be heir with the son of the free woman. So then brethren we are not children of the bond woman: but of the free woman
TO THE COLLOSSIANS Chpt 3
If ye be then risen again with Christ seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things that are above, and not on things which are on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ which is our life, shall show himself, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
Mortify therefore your members which are on the earth, fornication, uncleanness, unnatural lust, evil *concupiscence, and covetousness which is worshipping of idols: for which things sakes the wrath of God cometh on the children of unbelief. In which things ye walked once, when ye lived in them.
But now put ye also away from you all things: wrath, fierceness, maliciousness, cursed speaking, filthy speaking out of your mouths. Lie not one to another that the old man with his works be put off, and the new put on, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that made him, where is neither Gentile nor Jewe, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarous or Scythian, bond or free: but Christ is all in all things.
Now therefore as elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercy, kindness, humbleness of minds, meekness, long suffering, forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel to another: even as Christ forgave you, even so do ye. Above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfectness. And the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which peace ye are called in one body. And see that ye be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you plenteously in all wisdom. Teach and exhort your own selves, in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs which have favour with them, singing in your hearts to the Lord. And all things (whatsoever ye do in word or deed) do in the name of the Lord Jesu, giving thanks to God the father by him.
Wives, submit your own selves unto your own husbands, as it is comely in the Lord. Husbands love your wives and be not bitter unto them. Children obey your fathers and mothers in all things, for that is well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers rate not your children, lest they be of a desperate mind. Servants be obedient unto your bodily masters in all things: not with eye service as men pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing God. And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as though ye did it to the Lord, and not unto men, for as much as ye know that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of inheritance, for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doth wrong shall receive for the wrong that he hath done: for there is no respect of persons with God. Ye masters do unto your servants that which is just and equal, seeing ye know that ye also have a master in heaven
*concupiscence: strong desire; lust of the flesh, lust of the eye, pride of goods
THE FIRST TO THE THESSALONIANS Chpt 1
Paul Silvanus and Timotheus. Unto the congregation of the Thessalonians, in God the father, and in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace be with you, peace from God our father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
We give God thanks all way for you all making mention of you in our prayers with out ceasing, and call to remembrance your work in the faith, and labour in love and perseverance in the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of God our father: because we know brethren beloved of God how that ye are elect. For our Gospell came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and also in the holy ghost and in much certainty, as ye know after what manner we behaved ourselves among you, for your sakes. And ye became followers of us and of the Lord, and received the word in much affliction, with joy of the holy ghost: so that ye were an example to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. For from you sounded out the word of the Lord, not in Macedonia and in Achaia only: but your faith also which ye have unto God, spread herself abroad in all quarters, so greatly that it needeth not us to speak anything at all. For they them selves show of you what manner of entering in we had unto you and how ye turned to God from images, for to serve the living and true God, and for to look for his son from heaven, whom he raised from death: I mean Jesus which delivereth us from wrath to come
TO TITUS Chpt 1
Paul the servant of God and an Apostle of *Jesu Christ, to preach the faith of Gods elect, and the knowledge of that truth, which is after godliness upon the hope of eternal life, which life God that cannot lie hath promised before the world began: but hath opened his word at the time appointed through preaching, which preaching is committed unto me, by the commandment of God our saviour. To Titus his natural son in the common faith.
Grace mercy and peace from God the father, and from the Lord Jesu Christ our saviour.
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF ST. PETER Chpt 1
Peter an Apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that dwell here and there as strangers throughout Pontus, Galacia, Capadocia, Asia, and Bethynia, elect by the foreknowledge of God the father through the sanctifying of the spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ.
Grace be with you and peace be multiplied.
Blessed be God the father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which through his abundant mercy begat us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death, to enjoy an inheritance immortal and undefiled, and that perisheth not, reserved in heaven for you, which are kept by the power of God through faith, unto salvation, which salvation is prepared all ready to be showed in the last time, in the which time ye shall rejoice, though now for a season (if need require) ye are in heaviness, through many fold temptations, that your faith once tried, being much more precious than gold that perisheth (though it be tried with fire) might be found unto *laud, glory, and honour, at the appearing of Jesus Christ: whom ye have not seen and yet love him, in whom even now, though ye see him not, ye yet believe: and rejoice with joy unspeakable and glorious: receiving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
Of which salvation have the Prophets enquired and searched, which prophesied of the grace that should come unto you, searching when or at what time the spirit of Christ which was in them, should signify, which spirit testified before, the passions that should come unto Christ, and the glory that should follow after: unto which Prophets it was declared that not unto themselves, but unto us, they should minister the things which are now showed unto you of them which by the holy ghost sent down from heaven have preached unto you the things which the angels desire to behold.
Wherefore gird up the loins of your minds, be sober, and trust perfectly on the grace that is brought unto you, by the declaring of Jesus Christ, as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves unto your old lusts of ignorance: but as he which called you is holy even so be ye holy in all manner of conversation, because it is written. Be ye holy, for I am holy.
And if so be that ye call on the father which without respect of person judgeth according to every mans works, see that ye pass the time of your pilgrimage in fear. For as much as ye know how that ye were not redeemed with corruptible silver and gold from your vain conversation which ye received by the traditions of the fathers: but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb undefiled, and without spot, which was ordained before the world was made: but was declared in the last times for your sakes, which by his means have believed on God that raised him from death, and glorified him, that your faith and hope might be in God.
And for as much as ye have purified your souls through the spirit, in obeying the truth for to love brotherly without *feigning, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: for ye are born a new, not of mortal seed, but of immortal, by the word of God which liveth and lasteth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man is as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower falleth away, but the word of the Lord endureth ever. And this is the word which by the Gospell was preached among you
*laud (praise, worship), *feigning (pretending)
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF ST. PETER Chpt 2
Wherefore lay aside all *maliciousness and all *guile, and dissimulation, and envy, and all backbiting: and as new born babes, desire that reasonable milk, which is without corruption, that ye may be grown therin. If so be that ye have tasted how pleasant the Lord is, to whom ye come as unto a living stone disallowed of men, but chosen of God and precious: and ye as living stones, are made a spiritual house, and an holy priesthood for to offer up spiritual sacrifice, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Wherefore it is contained in the scripture: behold I put in Sion an head corner stone, elect and precious: and he that believeth on him, shall not be ashamed. Unto you therefore which believe, he is precious: but unto them which believe not, the stone which the builders refused, the same is made the head stone in the corner, and a stone to stumble at, and a rock to offend them which stumble at the word, and believe not that whereon they were set. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, and a peculiar people, that ye should show the vertues of him that called you out of darkness into his marvelous light, which in time past were not a people, yet are now the people of God: which were not under mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which fight against the soul, and see that ye have honest conversation among the Gentiles, that they which backbite you as evil doers, may see your good works and praise God in the day of visitation.
Submit yourselves unto all manner ordinance of man for the Lords sake, whether it be unto the King as unto the chief head: *other unto rulers, as unto them that are sent of him, for the punishment of evil doers: but for the *laud of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that ye put to silence the ignorance of the foolish men: as free, and not as having the liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but even as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love brotherly fellowship. Fear God and honour the king.
Servants obey your masters with all fear, not only if they be good and courteous: but also though they be *froward. For it is thankworthy if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what praise is it, if when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye take it patiently? But and if when ye do well, ye suffer wrong and take it patiently, then is there thank with God.
For hereunto verily were ye called: for Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example that ye should follow his steps, which did no sin, neither was there guile found in his mouth: which when he was reviled, reviled not again: when he suffered, he threatened not: but committed the cause to him that judgeth righteously, which his own self bare our sins in his body on the tree, that we should be delivered from sin and should live in righteousness. By whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray: but are now returned unto the shepherd and bishop of your souls
*maliciousness (unkindness against another) *guile(deception), *other (or)
*laud (honor) *froward: stubborn, contrary, disobedient
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF ST. PETER Chpt 1
Simon Peter a servant and an Apostle of Jesus Christ, to them which have obtained like precious faith with us in the righteousness that cometh of our God and saviour Jesus Christ.
Grace with you, and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. According as his godly power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us by virtue and glory, by the means whereof, are given unto us excellent and most great promises, that by the help of them ye should be partakers of the godly nature, in that ye fly the corruption of worldly lust.
And here unto give all diligence: in your faith minister virtue and in virtue knowledge, and in knowledge temperance, and in temperance patience, in patience godliness, in Godliness brotherly kindness, in brotherly kindness love, For if these things be among you and are plenteous, they will make you that ye neither shall be idle nor unfruitful in the knowledge of the our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacketh these things is blind and gropeth for the way with his hand, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.
Wherefore brethren, give the more diligence for to make your calling and election sure. For if ye do such things, ye shall never error. Yee and by this means an entering in shall be ministered unto you abundantly in to the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ.
Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you all ways in remembrance of such things though that ye know them your selves and be also stablished in the present truth. Not withstanding I think it *mete as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance, for as much, as I am sure how that the time is at hand that I must put off my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath showed me. I will enforce therefore, that on every side ye might have wherewith to stir up the remembrance of these things after my departing.
For we followed not deceivable fables when we opened unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but with our eyes we saw his majesty: even then verily when he received of God the father honour and glory, and when there came such a voice to him from that excellent glory. This is my dear beloved son, in whom I have delight. This voice we heard when it came from heaven, being with him in the holy mount.
We have also a right sure word of prophecy whereunto if ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, ye do well, until the day dawn and the day star arise in your hearts. So that ye first know this: That, that no prophecy in the scripture hath any private interpretation. For the scripture came never by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the holy ghost
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF ST. JOHN Chpt 1
The elder to the elect lady and her children which I love in the truth: and not I only, but also all that have known the truth, for the truths sake, which dwelleth in us, and shall be in us for ever.
With you be grace, mercy, and peace from God the father and from the Lord Jesus Christ the son of the father, in truth and love.
I rejoiced greatly, that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment of the father. And now beseech I thee lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that same which we had from the beginning, that we should love one another. And this is the love, that we should walk after his commandments.
This commandment is (that as ye have heard from the beginning) ye should walk in it. For many deceivers are entered into the world, which confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an Antichrist. Look on yourselves, that we loose not that we have wrought: but that we may have a full reward. Whosoever transgresseth and bideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that endureth in the doctrine of Christ, hath both the father and the son.
If there come any unto you and bring not this learning, him receive not to house: neither bid him God speed. For he that biddeth him God speed, is partaker of his evil deeds. I had many things to write unto you, nevertheless I would not write with paper and ink: but I trust to come unto you, and speak with you mouth to mouth, that our joy may be full. The sons of thy elect sister greet thee. Amen
THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN Chpt 12
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
this "flood" of evil "waters" that comes from satans mouth is all the deception guile and lies of world of the worldly ...that is to say plainly anything outside the will and truth of God...
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