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 a man.
and the man was loved of God his father and Jesus his brother and Lord.
and that in spirit and truth.
and the man was lifted up ...
and held in the arms of his father.
and he was given rest in a bed.
and he was bound without bindings to the stainless steel bed.
even that he might take his rest there.
evenso the man struggled of the flesh.
and that until he knew he was not bound of it.
Yet only of the love and truth of God his father.
and he rested in that embrace.
and scripture came back to remembrance...
THE BOOK OF WISDOM Chpt 4
O' how fair is a chaste generation with virtue? The memorial, for it is known with good men. When it is present, men take example there at: and if it go away, yet they desire it. It is all way crowned and holden in honor, and winneth the reward of the undefiled battle. But the multitude of ungodly children is unprofitable, and the things that are planted with whoredom, shall take no deep root, nor lay any fast foundation. Though they be green in the branches for a time, yet shall they be shaken with the wind for they stand not fast, and through the vehemence of the wind they shall be rooted out. For the unperfect branches shall be broken, their fruit shall be unprofitable and sour to eat, yee *mete for nothing. And why? All the children that are born of the wicked, must bare record of the wickedness against their fathers and mothers, when they are asked. But though the righteousness be over taken with death, yet shall he be in rest.
Age is an honorable thing: nevertheless it standeth not only in the length of time, ner multitude of years: But a mans wisdom is the gray hair, and an undefiled life is the old age. He pleased God, and was beloved of him: so that whereas he lived among sinners, he translated him. Yea suddenly was he taken away, to the intend that wickedness should not alter his understanding, and that hypocrisy should not beguile his soul. For the crafty bewitching of lies make good things dark, the unsteadfastness also and wickedness of voluptuous desire turn aside the understanding of the simple. Though he was soon dead, yet fulfilled he much time. For his soul pleased God therefore hasted he to take him away from among the wicked. This the people see, and understand it not: they lay not up such things in their hearts, how that the loving favor and mercy of God is upon his saints, and that he hath respect unto his chosen.
Thus the righteous that is dead, condemneth the ungodly which are living: and youth that is soon brought to an end, the long life of the unrighteous. For they see the end of the wise, but they understand not what God hath devised for him, and wherefore the Lord hath taken him away. And why? they see him and despise him, therefore shall God also laugh them to scorn: So that they themselves shall die here after ( but without honor ) Yee in shame among the dead forevermore. For without any voice shall he burst those that be puffed up, and remove them from the foundations, so that they shall be layed waste unto the highest. They shall mourn, and their memorial shall perish. So they being afraid shall remember their sins, and their own wickedness shall betray them
THE BOOK OF WISDOM Chpt 8
Wisdom reacheth from one end to another mightily, and lovingly doth she order all things. I have loved her and labored for her even from my youth up, I did my diligence to marry myself with her, such love had I unto her beauty. Who so hath the company of God, commendeth her nobility, yee the Lord of all things him self loveth her. For she is the schoolmaster of the nurture of God, and the chooser out of his works. If a man desired riches in this life, what is richer than wisdom, that worketh all things? Thou wilt say: understanding worketh. What is it among all things, that worketh more than wisdom? If a man love virtue and righteousness, let him labor for wisdom, for she hath great virtues. And why? She teacheth soberness and prudence, righteousness and strength, which are such things as men can have nothing more profitable in their life. If a man desire much knowledge, she can tell the things that are past, and discern the things for to come: she knoweth the subtleties of words, and can expound dark sentences. She can tell of tokens and wondrous things, or ever they come to pass, and the ends of all times and ages. So I purposed after this manner: I will take her unto my company, and commune lovingly with her: no doubt she will give me good counsel, and speak comfortably unto me in my carefulness and grief. For her sake shall I be well and honestly taken among the common men and Lords of the counsel. Though I be young, yet shall I have sharp understanding, so that I shall be marvelous in the sight of great men, and the faces of Princes shall wonder at me. When I hold my tongue, they shall bide my leisure: when I speak, they shall look upon me, and if I talk much, they shall lay their hands upon their mouth. Moreover, by the means of her I shall obtain immortality, and among them that come after me. I shall set the people in order, and the nations shall be subdued unto me. Horrible tyrants shall be afraid, when they do but hear of me: among the multitude, I shall be counted good, and mighty in battle. When I am come home, I shall find rest with her: for her company hath no bitterness, and her fellowship hath no tediousness, but mirth and joy.
Now when I considered these things by myself, and pondered them in my heart, how that to be joined unto wisdom is immortality, and great pleasure to have her friendship: how that in the works of her hands are infinite riches: how that, whoso keepeth company with her shall be wise: and that he which talketh with her, shall come to honor: I went about seeking, to get her unto me. For I was a lad of ripe wit, and had a good understanding.
But when I grew to more understanding, I came to an undefiled body. Nevertheless, when I perceived that I could not keep my self chaste, except God gave it to me ( and that was appointed of wisdom also ) I slept unto the Lord, and besought him, and with my whole heart I said after this manner:
O' God of my fathers, and Lord of mercies ( thou that hast made all things with thy word, and ordained man through thy wisdom, that he should have dominion over the creature which thou hast made: that he should order the world according to equity and righteousness, and execute judgment with a true heart ) Give me wisdom, which is ever about thy seat: and put me not out from among thy children: For I thy servant and son of thine handmaid, am a feeble person, of a short time, and too young to the understanding of judgment and the laws. And though a man be never so perfect among the children of men, yet if thy wisdom be not with him, he shall be nothing regarded. But thou hast chosen me to be a King unto thy people, and the judge of thy sons and daughters.
THE BOOK OF WISDOM Chpt 12
O' Lord, how gracious and sweet is thy spirit in all things? Therefore chasteneth thou them measurably that go wrong, and warnest them concerning the things wherein they offend: thou speakest unto them ( O' Lord ) and exhortest them to leave their wickedness, and to put their trust in thee. As for those old inhabitors of the holy land, thou mightest not away with them, for they committed abominable works against thee: as witchcrafts, sorcery and Idolatry: they slew their own children without mercy: they ate up mens bowels, and devoured the blood: yee because of such abominations, misbelieves and offerings, thou showest the fathers of the desolate souls by the hands of our fathers that the land which thou lovest above all other, might be a dwelling for the children of God.
Nevertheless thou sparedest them also ( as men ) and sendest the forerunners of thy host even hornets to destroy them out by little and little. Not that thou wast unable to subdue the ungodly unto righteousness in battle or with cruel beasts, or with one rough word to destroy them together: But thy mind was to drive them out by little and little giving them time and place to amend: knowing well, that it was an unrighteous nation and wicked of nature and that their thought might never be altered. For it was a cursed seed from the beginning, and feared no man: Yet hast thou pardoned their sins. For who will say unto thee: why hast thou done that? Or who will stand against thy judgement? Or who will come before thy face an avenger of unrighteous men? Or who will blame thee, if the people perish, whom thou hast made? For their is none other God but thou, that carest for all things: that thou mayest declare how that thy judgement is not unright. There dare neither king, ner tyrant in thy sight require accounts of them whom thou hast destroyed.
For so much then as thou art righteous thyself, thou orderest all things righteously and punishest even him that hath not deserved to be punished, and takest him for a stranger and an alien in the land of thy power. For thy power is the beginning of righteousness: and because thou art Lord of all things therefore art thou gracious unto all. When men think thee not to be of a full strength, thou declarest thy power: and boldly deliverest thou them over that know thee not. But thou Lord of power judgest quietly, and orderest us with great worship, for thou mayest do as thou wilt.
By such works now hast thou taught thy people, that a man should be just and loving: and hast made thy children to be of a good hope: for even when thou judgest, thou givest room to amend from sins. For in so much as thou hast punished, and with such diligence delivered the enemies of thy servants, which were worthy to die ( where though thou gavest them time and place of amendment that they might turn from their wickedness ) with how great diligence then punishest thou thine own children, unto whose fathers thou hast sworn and made covenants of good promises? So where as thou dost but chasten us, thou punishest our enemies diverse ways to the intent that when we punish we should remember thy goodness: and when we ourselves are punished, to put our trust in thy mercy.
Wherefore where as men have lived ignorantly and unrighteously thou hast punished them sore even through the same things that they worshiped. For they went astray very long in the way of error, held the beasts ( which even their enemies despised ) for gods living as children of no understanding. Therefore hast thou sent a scornful punishment among them, as among the children of ignorance. As for such as would not be reformed by those scorns and rebukes, they felt the worthy judgement of God. For the things that they suffered, they bare them unpatiently, being not content in them but unwilling. And when they perished by the same things that they took for gods, they knowledged then, that there is but one true God, whom afore they would not know: therefore came the end of their damnation upon them
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 19
Then said his disciples to him: if the matter be so between man and wife, then is it not good to marry. He said unto them: all men cannot away with that saying save they to whom it is given. There are chaste, which were so born out of their mothers belly. And there are chaste, which be made of men. And there be chaste, which have made themselves chaste for the kingdom of heavens sake. He that can take it, let him take it. Then were brought to him young children, that he should put his hands on them and pray. And the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said: *suffer the children and forbid them not to come to me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And when he had put his hands on them he departed thence.
THE GOSPELL OF ST. JOHN Chpt 5
After that there was a feast of the Jewes, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And there is at Jerusalem, by the slaughterhouse, a pool called in the Hebrew tongue, bethesda, having five porches, in which lay a great multitude of sick folk, of blind, halt and withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool and troubled the water. Whosoever then first after the stirring of the water, stepped in, was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had been diseased thirty eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he now long time had been diseased, he said unto him, Wilt thou be made whole ? The sick answered him: Sir I have no man when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool. But in the mean time, while I am about to come, another steppeth down before me.
And Jesus said unto him: rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and went. And the same day was the Saboth day. The Jewes therefore said unto him that was made whole: It is the Saboth day, it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. He answered them: he that made me whole, said unto me: take up thy bed, and get thee hence. Then asked they him: what man is that which said unto thee, take up thy bed and walk? And he that was healed, *wist not who it was. For Jesus had gotten him self away, because that there was press of people in the place.
And after that, Jesus found him in the temple, and said unto him: behold thou art made whole, sin no more, lest a worse thing happen unto thee. The man departed, and told the Jewes that it was Jesus, which had made him whole. And therefore the Jewes did persecute Jesus, and sought the means to slay him, because he had done these things on the Saboth day. And Jesus answered them: my father worketh hither to, and I work. Therefore the Jewes sought the more to kill him, not only because he had broken the Saboth: but said also that God was his father and made himself equal with God.
Then answered Jesus and said unto them: verily, verily, I say unto you: the son can do nothing of him self, but that he seeth the father do. For whatsoever he doeth, that doeth the son also. For the father loveth the son, and showeth him all things whatsoever he him self doeth. And he will show him greater works than these, because ye should marvel. For likewise as the father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them, even so the son quickeneth whom he will. Neither judgeth the father any man: but hath committed all judgement unto the son, because that all men should honour the son, even as they honour the father. He that honoureth not the son, the same honoureth not the father which hath sent him. Verily, verily I say unto you: He that heareth my words, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into damnation: but is scaped from death unto life.
Verily, verily I say unto you: the time shall come, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the son of God. And they that hear, shall live. For as the father hath life in him self, so likewise hath he given to the son to have life in him self: and hath given him power also to judge, in that he is the son of man. Marvel not at this: the hour shall come in the which all that are in the graves, shall hear his voice, and shall come forth: they that have done good unto the resurrection of life: and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
I can of mine own self do nothing at all. As I hear, I judge, and my judgement is just, because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the father which hath sent me. If I bear witness of my self, my witness is not true. There is another that beareth witness of me, and I am sure that the witness which he beareth of me, is true.
Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. But I receive not the record of man. Nevertheless, these things I say, that ye might be safe. He was a burning, and a shining light, and ye would for a season have rejoiced in his light. But I have greater witness than the witness of John. For the works which the father hath given me to finish: the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the father sent me. And the father himself which hath sent me, beareth witness of me. Ye have not heard his voice at any time, nor ye have seen his shape: thereto his words have ye not abiding in you. For whom he hath sent: him ye believe not.
Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And yet will ye not come to me, that ye might have life. I receive not praise of men. But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my fathers name, and ye receive me not. If another shall come in his own name, him will ye receive. How can ye believe which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh of God only?
Do not think that I will accuse you to my father. There is one that accuseth you: even Moses in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. But seeing ye believe not his writing: how shall ye believe my words?
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