Behold in a 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 mans car collection ...
and there were many many cars ...so many they could not be counted quickly ...
and some had name that few could pronounce ...
and the man had been proud of his car collection ...
nevertheless NOW the man was old ...
and unknown to him ...a thief waited ...for him to die ...
and that so he could rob the mans children ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
JOB Chpt 27
And Job proceeded a went forth in his communication saying: As truly as God liveth ( which hath taken away my power from me ) and the Almighty, that hath vexed my mind: My lips shall talk of no vanity, and my tongue shall speak no deceit, while my breath is in me, and as long as the wind ( that God hath given me ) is in my nostrils.
God forbid, that I should grant your cause to be right. As for me, until mine end come will I never go from my innocency. My righteous dealings keep I fast, which I will not forsake: my heart shall not reprove me of my days. Therefore mine enemy shall be found as ungodly, and he that taketh part against me, as the unrighteous. What hope hath the hypocrite, though he have great good, and though God give him riches after his hearts desire? Doth God hear him the sooner, when he crieth unto him in his necessity? Hath he such pleasure and delight in the Almighty, that he dare call upon God? I will teach you in the name of God? and the thing that I have of the Almighty, will I not keep from you. Behold, ye stand in your own conceit, as though ye knew all things. Wherefore then do ye go about with such vain words saying: This is that portion that the wicked shall have of God, and the heritage that the Tyrants shall receive of the Almighty. If he get many children, they shall perish with the sword, and his posterity shall have scarceness of bread. Look whom he leaveth behind him, they shall die and be buried, and no man shall pity of his widows. Though he have as much money as the dust of the earth, and raiment as ready as the clay, he may well prepare it: but the godly shall put it upon him, and the innocent shall deal out the money. His house shall endure as the moth, and as a *booth that the watchman maketh. When the rich man dieth, he carrieth nothing with him: he is gone in the twinkling of an eye. Destruction taketh hold upon him as the water flood, and the tempest stealeth him away in the night season. A vehement wind carryeth him hence, and departeth: a storm plucketh him out of his place. It rusheth in upon him, and spareth him not, he may not escape the power thereof. Then clap men their hands at him, yee and jest of him, when they look upon his place
THE PROVERBS Chpt 10
The rich mans goods are his stronghold, but poverty oppresseth the poor.
THE PROVERBS Chpt 18
But the rich mans goods are his stronghold, yee he taketh them for an high wall around about him.
After pride cometh destruction, and honor after lowliness.
THE PROVERBS Chpt 28
The rich man thinketh himself to be wise, but the poor that hath understanding, can perceive him well enough.
When righteous men are in prosperity, then doth honor flourish: but when the ungodly come up, the state of men changeth.
JEREMIE or JEREMIAH Chpt 9
But tell thou plainly, thus saith the Lord: The dead bodies of them shall lay upon the ground, as the dung upon the field, and as the hay after the mower, and there shall be no man to take them up. Moreover, thus saith the Lord: Let not the wise man rejoice in his wisdom, ner the strong man in his strength, neither the rich man in his riches: But who so will rejoice, let him rejoice in this, that he understandeth, and knoweth me: for I am the Lord, which do mercy, equity and righteousness upon the earth. Therefore have I pleasure in such things, saith the Lord. Behold, the time cometh, ( saith the Lord ) that I will visit all them, whose foreskin is uncircumcised. The Egyptians, the Jews, the Edomites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, and the shaven Madianites, that dwell in the wilderness. For all the Gentiles are uncircumcised in the flesh, but all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MATTHEW Chpt 19
Then Jesus said unto his disciples: Verily I say unto you: it is hard for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven. And moreover I say unto you: it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, then for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. When his disciples heard that, they were exceedingly amazed, saying: who then can be saved: Jesus beheld them, and said unto them: with men this is unpossible, but with God all things are possible.
Then answered Peter, and said to him: Behold, we have forsaken all and followed thee, what shall we have? Jesus said unto them: verily I say to you: when the son of man shall sit in the seat of his majesty, ye which follow me in the second generation shall sit also upon twelve seats, and judge the twelve tribes of Israel. And whosoever forsaketh houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my names sake, the same shall receive an hundred fold, and shall inherit everlasting life. Many that are first shall be last, and the last shall be first
THE GOSPELL OF ST. MARK Chpt 10
And Jesus looked round about, and said unto his disciples: what an hard thing is it for them that have riches, to enter into the kingdom of God. And his disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answered again and said unto them: children, how hard is it for them, that trust in riches, to enter into the kingdom of God? It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of an needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they were astonished out of measure, saying between themselves: who then can be saved? Jesus looked upon them, and said: with men it is unpossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.
And Peter began to say unto him: Lo, we have forsaken all, and have followed thee. Jesus answered and said: Verily I say unto you, there is no man that forsaketh house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, other children, or lands for my sake and the Gospels, which shall not receive an hundred fold now in this life: houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands with persecutions: and in the world to come, eternal life. Many that are first, shall be last: and the last, first. And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem. And Jesus went before them: and they were amazed, and as they followed, were afraid
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 12
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
THE GOSPELL OF ST. LUKE Chpt 16
And he said also unto his disciples. There was a certain rich man, which had a steward, that was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods. And he called him: and said unto him: How is it, that I hear this of thee? Give accounts of thy stewardship: for thou mayest be no longer steward. The steward said with in him self: what shall I do? for my master will take away from me the stewardship. I cannot dig, and to beg, I am ashamed. I *wot what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
Then called he all his masters debtors, and said unto the first: how much owest thou unto my master? And he said: an hundred tuns of oil. And he said to him: take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then said he to another: what owest thou? And he said: an hundred quarters of wheat. He said to him: Take thy bill, and write fourscore. And the Lord commended the unjust steward because he had done wisely. For the children of this world are in their kind, wiser then the children of light. And I say also unto you: make you friends of the wicked mammon, that when ye shall depart, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
He that is faithful in that which is least the same is faithful in much. And he that is unfaithful in the least: is unfaithful also in much. So then if ye have not been faithful in the wicked mammon, who will believe you in that which is true? And if ye have not been faithful in another mans business: who shall give you your own? No servant can serve two masters, for either he shall hate the one and love the other, or else he shall lean to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
All these things heard the Pharisees also which were covetous, and they mocked him. And he said unto them: Ye are they which justify yourselves before men: but God knoweth your hearts. For that which is highly esteemed among men, is abominable in the sight of God.
The law and the Prophets reigned until the time of John: and since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man striveth to go in. Sooner shall heaven and earth perish than one tittle of the law shall perish. Whosoever forsaketh his wife and marrieth another, breaketh matrimony. And every man which marrieth her that is divorced from her husband, committeth *advoutry also.
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine byss, and fared deliciously every day. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which lay at his gate full of sores desiring to be refreshed with the crumbs which fell from the rich mans board. Nevertheless, the dogs came and licked his sores. And it fortuned that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abrahams bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried.
And being in hell in torments, he lift up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom, and he cried and said: father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said unto him: Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime, receivedst thy pleasure, and contrary wise Lazarus pain. Now therefore is he comforted, and thou art punished. Beyond all this, between you and us there is a great space set, so that they which would go from hence to you cannot: neither may come from thence to us.
Then he said I pray thee therefore father, send him to my fathers house. For I have five brethren: for to warn them lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham said unto him: they have Moses and the Prophets, let them hear them. And he said: nay father Abraham, but if one came unto them from the dead, they would repent. He said unto him: If they hear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they believe, though one rose from death again
THE EPISTLE OF ST. JAMES Chpt 1
Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted, and the rich in that he is made low. For even as the flower of the grass, shall he vanish away. The *son riseth with heat, and the grass withereth, and his flower falleth away, and the beauty of the fashion of it perisheth: even so shall the rich man perish with his abundance.
THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN Chpt 3
And unto the messenger of the congregation which is in Laodicia, write: This saith (Amen) the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creatures of God. I know thy works that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou were cold or hot. So then because thou art between both, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth: because thou sayst thou art rich and increased with goods, and hast need of nothing, and knowest not how thou art: wretched and miserable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayst be rich: and white raiment, that thou mayst be clothed, that thy filthy nakedness do not appear: and anoint thine eyes with eye salve, that thou mayst see.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Be fervent therefore and repent. Behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in unto him and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh, will I grant to sit with me in my seat, even as I over came and have sitten with my father, in his seat. Let him that hath ears, hear what the spirit saith unto the congregations
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