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 to a high place ...
even like unto the highest mountain ...
and i looked Heavenward ...
and the it was as a perfect day ...
and there began a rising ...like streams of lights ...
and i was shown closer and every each one had the light within ...
and every each one roundabout the light was a cloud ...
and so the lights and the clouds came together in like a ribbon ...
and there were many ribbons ...
and they all went Heavenward ...
and the multitude of those with lights within and cloud roundabout were uncountable ...
and i prayed for being shown such a wondrous...wonder us ...measure of matters ...
and i was given that this is the up welling ...of souls ...
and the light within is the light of God our father and Jesus our brother and Lord.
and the cloud round about is that same cloud that God appeared unto any.
even in the time and times afore ...
even in the end ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 12
As there gathered to gether an innumerable multitude of people (in so much that they trod one another) he began to say unto his disciples: First of all beware of the leaven of the Pharisees which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be uncovered: neither hid that shall not be known. For what soever ye have spoken in darkness: that same shall be heard in light. And that which ye have spoken in the ear even in secret places, shall be preached even on the top of the houses.
I say unto you my friends: Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you, whom ye shall fear. Fear him which after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yee, I say unto you, him fear. Are not five sparrows bought for two farthings? And yet not one of them is forgotten of God. Also even the very hairs of your heads are numbered. Fear not therefore: Ye are more of value, than many sparrows.
I say unto you: Whosoever confesseth me before men, even him shall the son of man confess also before the angels of God. And he that denieth me before men: shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoever speaketh a word against the son of man it shall be forgiven him. But unto him that blasphemeth the holy ghost, it shall not be forgiven.
When they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto the rulers, and officers, take no thought how or what thing ye shall answer or what ye shall speak. For the holy ghost shall teach you in the same hour, what ye ought to say.
One of the company said unto him: Master, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me. And he said unto him: Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? Wherefore he said unto them: take heed, and beware of covetousness. For no mans life standeth in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. And he put forth a similitude unto them saying: The ground of a certain rich man brought forth fruits plenteously, and he thought in him self saying: what shall I do? because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said: This will I do. I will destroy my barns, and build greater, and therein will I gather all my fruits, and my goods: and I will say to my soul: Soul thou hast much goods laid up in store for many years, take thine ease: eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him: Thou fool, this night will they fetch away thy soul again from thee. Then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided? So is it with him that gathered riches? and is not rich in God.
And he spake unto his disciples: Therefore I say unto you: Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat: neither for your body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat, and the body is more then raiment. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which neither have storehouse nor barn, and yet God feedeth them. How much are ye better then the fowls. Which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least: why take ye thought for the remnant? Consider the lilies how they grow: They labor not: they spin not: and yet I say unto you, that Salomon in all this royalty, was not clothed like to one of these.
If the grass which is today in the field, and tomorrow shall be cast into the furnace, God so clothe, how much more will he clothe you, o ye endued with little faith? And ask not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither climb ye up on high: for all such things the heathen people of the world seek for. Your father knoweth that ye have need of such things. Wherefore seek ye after the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be ministered unto you. Fear not little flock, for it is your fathers pleasure, to give you a kingdom. Sell that ye have, and give alms. And make you bags, which wax not old, and treasure that faileth not in heaven, where no thief cometh, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your hearts be also.
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning, and ye yourselves like unto men, that wait for their master, when he will return from a wedding: that as soon as he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him. Happy are those servants, which the Lord when he cometh shall find waking. Verily I say unto you, he will gird himself about and make them sit down to meat, and walk by and minister unto them. And if he come in the second watch, ye if he come in the third watch, and shall find them so, happy are those servants. This understand, 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. Be ye prepared therefore: for the son of man will come at an hour when ye think not.
Then Peter said unto him: Master, tellest thou this similitude unto us, or to all men? And the Lord said: If there be any faithful servant and wise, whom his Lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their duetie of meat at due season: happy is that servant, whom his master when he cometh, shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you: that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. But and if the evil servant shall say in his heart: My master will defer his coming, and shall begin to smite the servants and maidens, and to eat and drink and to be drunken: the lord of that servant will come in a day, when he thinketh not and at an hour when he is not ware, and will divide him, and will give him his reward with the unbelievers.
The servant that knew his masters will and prepared not him self, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and yet did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whom much is given, of him shall be much required. And to whom men much commit, the more of him will they ask.
I am come to send fire on earth: and what is my desire, but that it were already kindled? Notwithstanding I must be baptised with a baptism: and how am I pained till it be ended? Suppose ye that I am come to send peace on earth? I tell you nay, but rather debate. For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father. The mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother. The mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
Then said he to the people: when ye see a cloud rise out of the west straight way ye say: we shall have a shower, and so it is. And when ye se the south wind blow, ye say: we shall have heat, and it cometh to pass. Hypocrites, ye can skill of the fashion of the earth, and of the sky: but what is the cause, that ye cannot skill of this time? Ye and why judge ye not of yourselves what is right?
While thou goest with thine adversary to the ruler: as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him, lest he bring thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the jailer, and the jailer cast thee in to prison. I tell thee, thou departest not thence, till thou have made good the utmost mite
TO THE HEBREWS Chpt 11
By faith he removed into the land that was promised him, as into a strange country, and dwelt in tabernacles: and so did Isaac and Jacob heirs with him of the same promise. For he looked for a city having a foundation whose builder and maker is God.*Aegles (eagle) Note cap A and see Eagle in 4th Esdras and Revelation
Through faith Sara also received strength to be with child and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful which had promised.
And therefore sprang thereof, one (and of one which was as good as dead) so many in multitude, as the stars of the sky, and as the sand of the seashore which is innumerable.
And they all died in faith, and received not the promises: but saw them afar off, and believed them, and saluted them: and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. They that say such things, declare that they seek a country. Also if they had been mindful of that country, from whence they came out, they had leisure to have returned again: But now they desire a better, that is to say a heavenly. Wherefore God is not ashamed of them, even to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
TO THE HEBREWS Chpt 12
For ye are not come unto the mount that can be touched, and unto burning fire nor yet to mist and darkness and tempest of weather, neither unto the sound of a trumpet and the voice of words: which voice they that heard it, wished away: that the communication should not be spoken to them. For they were not able to abide that which was spoken. If a beast had touched the mountain, it must have been stoned, or thrust through with a dart: even so terrible was the sight which appeared. Moses said, I fear and quake. But ye are come unto the mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the celestial Jerusalem: and to an innumerable sight of angels, and unto the congregation of the first born sons, which are written in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just and perfect men and to Jesus the mediator of the new testament, and to the sprinkling of blood that speaketh better then the blood of Abel.
See that ye despise not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not which refused him that spake on earth: much more shall we not escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: whose voice then shook the earth, and now declareth saying: yet once more will I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. No doubt the same that he sayeth, yet once more, signifieth the removing away of those things which are shaken, as of things which have ended their course: that the things which are not shaken, may remain. Wherefore if we receive a kingdom which is not moved we have grace, whereby we may serve God and please him with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire
and unto the congregation of the first born sons, which are written in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just and perfect men and to Jesus the mediator of the new testament, and to the sprinkling of blood that speaketh better then the blood of Abel.
DANIEL Chpt 7
In the first year of Balthazar king of Babylon, saw Daniel a dream, and a vision was in his head upon his bed. Which dream he wrote, and the sum of the matter is this: Daniel spake and said: I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the sea, and four great beasts came up from the sea, one unlike another.
The first was as a lion, and yet had he *Aegles wings. I saw, that his wings were plucked from him, and he taken away from the earth: that he stood upon his feet as a man, and that there was given him a mans heart.
Behold, the second beast was like a bear, and stood upon the one side. Among his teeth in his mouth he had three great long teeth, and it was said unto him: Arise, eat up, much flesh. Then I looked, and behold, there was another like unto a leopard: this had wings as a fowl, even four upon the back. This beast had four heads, and there was power given him. After this I saw in a vision by night, and behold, the fourth beast was grim and horrible, and marvelous strong. It had great iron teeth, it devoured and destroyed, and stamped the residue under his feet. It was far unlike the other beasts that were before it: for it had ten horns, whereof I took good heed.
And behold, there came up among them, another like horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked away. Behold, this horn had eyes like a man, and a mouth speaking presumptuous things. I looked till the seats were prepared, and till the old aged sat him down. His clothing was white as snow, and the hairs of his head like the pure wool. His throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as the burning fire. There drew forth a fiery stream, and went out from him. A thousand times a thousand served him. Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The judgment was set, and the books opened. Then took I heed there unto, because of the voice of the proud words, which the horn spake. I beheld, till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given over to be burnt in the fire.
As for the power of the other beasts also, it was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a time and season. I saw in vision by night, and behold, there came one in the clouds of heaven like the son of a man, which went unto the old aged, before whom they brought him: Then gave he him power and dignity regal, that all people, tribes, and tongues should serve him: His power is an everlasting power, which shall never be put down: and his kingdom endureth uncorrupt. My heart was vexed, and I Daniel had a troubled spirit within me, and the visions of my head made me afraid: till I got me to one of them that stood by, to know the truth, concerning all these things. So he told me, and made me understand the interpretation of these things.
These four great beasts, are four kings which shall arise out of the earth. These shall take in the kingdom of the saints of the most highest, and possess it still more and more for a long season. After this I required diligently to know the truth, concerning the fourth beast, which was so far unlike the other beasts, and so horrible: whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass: which wounded and destroyed, and stamped the residue with his feet. I devised also to know the truth, as touching the ten horns that he had upon his head, and this other that came up afterward, before whos face there fell down three: which horn had eyes and a mouth that spoke presumptuous things, and looked with a grimmer visage than his fellows. I beheld, and the same horn made battle against the saints, yee and got victory of them till the time that the old aged came, that the judgement was given to the cheifest saints: and till the time, that the saints had the kingdom in possession. He gave me this answer: That forth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon the earth: it shall be more than all other kingdoms, it shall devour, tread down, and destroy all other lands.
The ten horns, are ten kings that shall arise out of the kingdom, after whom there shall stand up another, which shall be greater than the first. He shall subdue three kings, and shall speak words against the highest of all: he shall destroy the saints of the most highest, and think, that he may change times and laws. They shall be given under his power, until a time, two times, and a half a time.
But the judgement shall be kept, so that his power shall be taken from him, for he shall be destroyed, and perish at the last. As for the kingdom, power and all might that is under heaven: it shall be given to the holy people of the most highest, whose kingdom is everlasting, yee all powers shall serve and obey him. Thus far extend the words. Nevertheless, I Daniel was so vexed in my thoughts, that my countenance changed, but the words I kept still in my heart.
THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN Chpt 7
And after that, I saw four angels stand on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the winds should not blow on the earth, neither on the sea, neither on any tree. And I saw another angel ascend from the rising of the *sun: which had the seal of the living God, and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels (to whom power was given to hurt the earth and the sea) saying: Hurt not the earth neither the sea, neither the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
And I heard the number of them which were sealed, and there were sealed an hundred and forty four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel. Of the tribe of Juda were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Reuben were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Gad were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Aser were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Nephtalim were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Manasses were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Simeon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Levi were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Isacar were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Zabulon were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph were sealed twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Benjamin were sealed twelve thousand.
After this I beheld, and lo a great multitude (which no man could number) of all nations and people, and tongues, stood before the seat, and before the lamb, clothed with long white garments, and palms in their hands, and cried with a loud voice, saying: salvation be ascribed to him that sitteth upon the seat of our God, and unto the lamb. And all the angels stood in the compass of the seat, and of the elders and of the four beasts, and fell before the seat on their faces, and worshipped God, saying, Amen: Blessing and glory wisdom and thanks, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for evermore. Amen.
And one of the elders answered, saying unto me: what are these which are arrayed in long white garments, and whence came they? And I said unto him: Lord thou *wettest. And he said unto me: these are they which came out of great tribulation and made their garments large, and made them white in the blood of the lamb: therefore are they in the presence of the seat of God and serve him day and night in his temple, and he that sitteth in the seat will dwell among them. They shall hunger no more neither thirst, neither shall the sun light on them, neither any heat. For the lamb which is in the midst of the seat, shall feed them, and shall lead them unto fountains of living water, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes
*again sun: this is sun, spelled originally sunne. *wettest: more over to know sharply
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