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 the dwellings ...dwellings ...where men lived ...of men.
even their houses and tents ...wherein they lived.
and there were others within the dwellings of men ...
and a fear and dread and loathing came across ...a cross the land ...
and the fear and dread and loathing was of and against the vile wicked laws of the rulers of darkness ...
and the land stunk of the vile evil wicked laws of the UNGod lie ...rulers of darkness.
and the vile evil laws of the rulers of darkness fell heavy upon the land...
even like heavy wet stinking rags of wretchedness ...soaked and sodden with the wicked waters of deception.
Nevertheless in the ...within the dwellings of a few ...there was no disquietness ...
and that for God and Christ and the spirit of truth protected the indwelt ...from the dread deception...
even from the accusers and prosecutors and wicked judges of the rulers of darkness ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
THE PSALMS Chpt 91
Who so dwelleth under the defense of the most highest, and
abideth under the shadow of the Almighty. THE
GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 21 But before all these, they shall lay their
hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the Synagogues and into
prison, and bring you before kings and rulers for my names sake. And this shall
chance you for a testimonial. Let it stick therefore fast in your hearts, not
once to study before, what ye shall answer: for I will give you a mouth and
wisdom, where against, all your adversaries shall not be able to speak nor
resist. Ye and ye shall be betrayed of your fathers and mothers, and of your
brethren, and kinsmen, and lovers, and some of you shall they put to death. And
hated shall ye be of all men for my names sake. Yet there shall not one hair of
your heads perish. With your patience possess your souls.
He shall say unto the Lord: O' my hope, and my stronghold, my God, in whom I will I trust. For he shall deliver thee from the snare of the hunter, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee under his wings, that thou mayest be safe under his feathers: his faithfulness and his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
So that thou shalt not need to be afraid for any bugs by night, ner for the arrow that flieth by day. For the pestilence that creepeth in the darkness, ner the sickness that destroyeth in the noonday.
A thousand shall fall beside thee, and ten thousand at thy right hand, but it shall not come nye thee.
Yee with thine eyes shalt thou behold, and see the reward of the ungodly.
For thou Lord art my hope, thou hast set thine house of defense very high.
There shall no evil happen unto thee, neither shall any plague come nye thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee in their hands, that thou hurt not thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt go upon the Lion and Adder, the young Lion and the Dragon shalt thou tread under thy feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, I shall deliver him: I shall defend him, for he hath known my name.
When he calleth upon me, I shall hear him: Yee I am with him in his trouble, whereout I will deliver him, and bring him to honor.
With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 21
But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the Synagogues and into prison, and bring you before kings and rulers for my names sake. And this shall chance you for a testimonial. Let it stick therefore fast in your hearts, not once to study before, what ye shall answer: for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, where against, all your adversaries shall not be able to speak nor resist. Ye and ye shall be betrayed of your fathers and mothers, and of your brethren, and kinsmen, and lovers, and some of you shall they put to death. And hated shall ye be of all men for my names sake. Yet there shall not one hair of your heads perish. With your patience possess your souls.
EZEKIEL or JEHEZEKIEL Chpt 17
The word of the Lord came unto me,
saying: Thou son of man: put forth a dark speaking and a parable, unto the house
of Israel, And say: Thus saith the Lord God: There came a great Eagle
with great wings, yee with mighty long wings, full of feathers, of diverse
colors, upon the mount of Libanus, and took a branch from a Cedar tree, and
break off the top of his twig, and carried it into the land of Canaan, and set
it in a city of merchants. He took also a branch of the land, and planted it in
a fruitful ground, he brought it unto great waters, and set it as a willow tree
thereby. Then did it grow, and was a great vine stock, but low by the ground:
thus there came of it a vine, and it brought forth blossoms, and spread out
branches. But there was another Eagle, a great one, which had great wings
and many feathers: and behold, the roots of this vine had an hunger after him,
and spread out his branches toward him, to water his fruits: Nevertheless it was
planted upon good ground beside great waters: so that ( by reason ) it should
have brought out branches and fruit, and have been a goodly vine. Speak thou
therefore, thus saith the Lord God: Shall this vine prosper? Shall not his roots
be plucked out, his fruit be broken off, his green branches wither and fade
away? Yee without strong armies or many people, shall it be plucked up by the
roots. Behold, it was planted: shall it prosper therefore. Shall it not be dried
up and withered, yee even in the shooting out of its blossoms, as soon as the
east wind bloweth?
Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me saying: Speak that froward household: Know ye not, what these things do signify? Tell them: Behold, the king of Babylon came to Jerusalem, and took the King and his Princes, and led them to Babylon.
He took of the kings seed, and made a covenant with him, and took an oath of him: The Princes of the land took he with him also, that the land might be held in subjection, and not rebel, but keep the covenant, and fulfill it. But he fell from him, and sent his embassy tours into Egypt that he might have horses and much people. Should that prosper? Should he be kept safe, that doeth such things? Or should he escape, that breaketh his covenant? As truly as I live saith the Lord God: He shall die in Babylon, in the place where the King dwelleth, that made him King: whos oath he has despised, Neither shall Pharaoh with his great host and multitude of people, maintain him in the war: Then they cast up ditches, and set up bulwarks to destroy much people. For seeing he despised the oath, and broken the covenant, ( where as he yet give his hand thereupon ) and done all these things, he shall not escape.
Therefore thus saith the Lord God: As truly as I live, I will bring mine oath that he hath despised, and my covenant that he hath broken, upon his own head. I will cast my net about him, and catch him in my yarn. To Babylon will I carry him, there will I punish him, because of the great offense that he made me. As for those that flee from him out of the host, they shall be slayen with the sword. The residue shall be scattered toward all the winds: and ye shall know, that I the Lord hath spoken it.
Thus saith the Lord God: I will also take a branch from an high Cedar tree, and will set it, and take the uppermost twig, that is yet but tender, and plant it upon an high hill: Namely, upon the high hill of Sion will I plant it: that it may bring forth twigs, and give fruit, and be a great cedar tree: so that all manner of fowls may bide in it, and make their nests under the shadow of his branches.
And all the trees of the field shall know that I the Lord have brought down the high tree, and set the low tree up: that I have dried up the green tree, and made the dry tree to flourish: Even I the Lord that speak it, have also brought it to pass
THE FOURTH BOOK OF ESDRAS Chpt 8
And he answered me, saying: The most
Highest made this world for many, but the world to come for few. I will tell
thee a similitude, Esdras: As when thou asketh the earth, it shall say unto
thee, that it giveth much mould, where earthen vessels are made, but little of
it that gold cometh of. Even so is it with the works of this world. There be
many created, but few shall be preserved. Then answered I and said: Then swallow
up the wit ( thou soul ) and devour the understanding, for thou art agreed to
harken and to give ear, and willingly to prophesy: for thou hast no longer space
given thee, but only to live. O' Lord, wilt thou not give thy servant leaven,
that we may pray before thee, and that thou mayest give seed unto our heart, and
build our understanding, that there may come fruit of it: and that everyone
which is corrupt, and beareth the state and place of man, may live?
For thou art alone, and we all are one workmanship of thy hands, like as thou hast said, and like as the body is fashioned now in the childbed, and thou givest the members, and thy creature is preserved in fire and water: and nine months doth thy work suffer thy creature, which is fashioned in her: but the thing that is present and the thing that is preserved, shall both be kept together: and when time is, the childbed deliver the thing, that is kept and grown in her.
For thou hast commanded the breasts to give milk unto the fruit, that the thing that is created and fashioned, may be nourished for a time: and then thou disposest and orderest it with thy mercy, bringest it up with thy righteousness; nurturest it in thy law, and reformest it with thy understanding, mortifiest it as thy creature, and makest it living as thy work. Seeing then that thou destroyest him, which with so great labors is created and fashioned through thy commandment, thou couldest lightly order, also that the thing which is made, might be preserved.
And this I speak now of all men in general, as thou knowest: but of thy people, for whose sake I am sorry: and of thy inheritance: for whose cause I mourn: and of Israel, for whom I am woeful: and for Jacob, for whos sake I am grieved: therefore begin I to pray before thee, for myself and for them, for I see the fall of us even of us, that dwell upon earth. But I have heard the swiftness of the judge, which is to come: therefore hear my voice, and understand my words, and I shall speak before thee.
This is the beginning of the words of Esdras before he was received: O' Lord, thou that dwellest in everlastingness, whose eyes are lifted up in the air, whose stool is exceedingly high, whose glory and majesty may not be comprehended, before whom the Host of heaven stand with trembling, whose keeping is turned in wind and fire, whose word is true, whose talking is steadfast, whose commandment is strong, whose ordinance is fearful, whose look drieth up the depths, whose wrath maketh the mountains to melt away, and whose truth beareth witness: O' hear the prayer of thy servant, and mark with thy ears the petition of thy creature.
For while I live, I will speak, and so long as I have understanding, I will answer. O' look not upon the sins of thy people, which serve in the truth. Have no respect for the wicked studies of the Heathen, but to the desire of those that keep thy testimonies with sorrows. Think not upon those that have walked *feintly before thee, but upon them, which with will have known thy fear.
Let it not be thy will to destroy them, which have had beastly manners, but to look upon them that have clearly taught thy law. Take thou no indignation at them, which are worse then beasts: but love them, that always put their trust in thy righteousness and glory: for we and our fathers have all the same sickness and disease, but because of our sins thou shalt be called merciful.
For thou hast mercy upon us thou shalt be called merciful, where as we have no works of righteousness: for the righteous which have laid up many good works together, shall out of their deeds receive reward. For what is a man, that thou shouldest displeasure at him? Or what is the corruptible generation, that thou shouldest be so rough toward him?
For of truth there is no man among them that be born, but he hath dealt wickedly: and among the faithful there is none, which hath not done amiss. For in this ( O' Lord ) thy righteousness and thy goodness shall be praised and declared, if thou be merciful unto them, which are not rich in good works.
Then answered he me and said: Some things hast thou spoken right and according unto thy words it shall be. For I will not verily consider the works of them, which have sinned before death, before the judgement, before destruction, but I will rejoice over the work and thought of the righteous, the holy making and the reward. Like as I have spoken now, so shall it come to pass. For as the husband man soweth much seed upon the ground, and planteth many trees, and yet always the thing that is sown or planted is not all kept safe, neither does it all take root: Even so is it of them that are sown in the world, they shall not all be preserved.
I answered then and said: If I have found grace, then let me speak. Like as the husband man seed perisheth, if it not receive rain in due season, or if there come to much rain upon it: Even so perisheth a man also, which is created with thy hands, and is like unto thine own image and to thy self, for whos sake thou hast made all things, and likened him unto the husband mans seed. Be not wroth at us, O' Lord, but spare thy people, and have mercy upon thine own inheritance: O' be merciful unto thy creature.
Then answered he me and said: Things present are for the present, and things to come for as such as be to come. For thou wantest yet much, seeing thou may lovest my creature above me: I have often times drawn near unto thee, but never to the unrighteous. In this also thou art marvelous before the Highest, in that thou has humbled thy self, as it becometh thee, and hast not regarded thine own self, that thou art had in such honor among the righteous. Therefore shall great wretchedness and misery come upon them, that in the later time shall dwell in the world, for they have walked in great pride.
But understand thou for thyself, and seek out glory for such as be like thee: for unto you paradise is opened, the tree of life is planted, the time to come is prepared, plenteousness is made ready: a city is builded for you, and a rest is prepared, yee perfect goodness and wisdom. The root of evil is marked from you, the weakness and moth is hid from you, and into hell flyeth corruption in forgetfulness. Sorrows are vanished away, and in that end is shown the treasure of immortality. And therefore ask no more questions, concerning the multitude of them that perish. For they have taken liberty, despised the Highest, thought scorn of his law, and forsaken his ways.
Moreover they have trodden down his righteousness, and said in their heart, that there is no God, yee and that wittingly, for they die. For like as the thing that I have spoken of, is made ready for you: Even so is thirst and pain prepared for them. For it was not his will that man should come to naught: but they which be created have defiled the name of him that made them, and are unthankful unto him, which prepared life for them. And therefore is my judgement now at hand. These things have I not showed unto all men, but unto few: namely unto thee, and such as be like thee.
Then answered I and said: Behold O' Lord, now hast thou showed me the multitude of thy tokens, which thou wilt begin to do at the last but at what time and when thou hast not showed me
and others of a similitude...
afflictors ...and the saved and kept safe... "
"the safe ..."
"to keep our boys safe ...and saved ..."
"fishes safe and saved ..."