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 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 two lions mean and roaring and crouching to make prey of a woman ...
and they lions came upon the woman to consume her ...
and a man appeared who loved God and Christ in spirit and truth ...
and the man spoke loudly to the lions in tongues of righteousness ...
and the lions began to loose the woman ...
and the man spoke louder in tongues of righteousness ...
and the lions began to slink away lowly ...still growling ...to themselves ...
and the lions layed in the brush ...still growling and snarling ...
and glaring upon the woman ...that the wanted to consume ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
JEREMIE or JEREMIAH Chpt 5
Look through Jerusalem, behold and see: Seek through her streets also within, if ye can find one man, that doeth equal and right, or that laboreth to be faithful: and I shall spare him ( sayeth the Lord ) For though they can say: the Lord liveth, yet do they swear to deceive: Where as thou ( O' Lord ) lookest only upon faith and truth.
Thou hast scourged them, but they took no repentance: thou hast corrected them for amendment, but they refused thy correction. They made their faces harder than stone, and would not amend.
Therefore thought I in myself: *peradventure they are so simple and foolish, that they know nothing of the Lords way, and judgments of our God. Therefore will I go unto their heads and rulers, and talk with them: if they know the way of the Lord, and the judgments of our God. But these ( in like manner ) have broken the yoke, and burst the bonds in sunder.
Wherefore a lion out of the wood shall hurt them, and a wolf in the evening shall destroy them. The cat of the mountain shall lie lurking by their cities, to tare in pieces all of them, that come thereout. For their offenses are many, and their departing way is great. Should I then for all this have mercy upon thee? Thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods. And albeit (even if, even though) they were bound to me in marriage, yet they fell to *advoutry, and hunted harlots houses.
In the desire of uncleanly lust they are become like the stoned horse, every man neighed at his neighbors wife: Should I not correct this? saith the Lord.
Should I not be avenged of every people, that is like unto this? Climb up upon their walls and beat them down, but destroy them not utterly. Cut off their branches because they are not the Lords. For unfaithfully hath the house of Israel and Judah forsaken me, saith the Lord. They have denied the Lord, and said: it is not he. Tush, there shall no misfortune come upon us, we shall see neither sword nor hunger. As for the warning of the Prophets, they take it but for wind, yee there is none of these, which will tell them, that such things shall happen unto them.
Wherefore thus saith the Lord God of Hosts: Because ye speak such words, behold: The words that are in thy mouth will I turn to fire, and make the people to be wood, that it may consume them.
Lo, I will bring a people upon you from far, O house of Israel,( saith the Lord ) a mighty people, an old people, a people whos speech thou knowest not, neither understandeth what they say. Their arrows are sudden death, yee they themselves be very giants. This people shall eat up thy fruit and thy meat, yee they shall devour thy sons and thy daughters, thy sheep and thy bullocks.
They shall eat up thy grapes and figs. As for thy strong and well fenced cities, wherein thou didest trust, they shall destroy them with the sword. Nevertheless I will not then have done with you, saith the Lord. But if they say: wherefore doth the Lord our God all this unto us?
Then answer them: because, that like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, even so shall ye serve other gods also in a strange land. Preach this unto the house of Jacob, and cry it out in Judah, and say thus: Hear this ( thou foolish and undiscrete people ) ye have eyes, but ye see not: ears have ye, but hear not.
Fear ye not me, saith the Lord? Are ye not ashamed, to look me in the face? which bind the sea with the sand, so that it can not pass its bounds: for thou it rage, yet it can do nothing, and though the waves thereof do swell, yet may they not go over.
But this people hath a false and *obstinate heart, they are departed and gone away from me. They think not in their hearts: O let us fear the Lord our God, that giveth us rain, early and late, when need is: which keepeth ever still the harvest for us yearly.
Nevertheless your misdeeds have turned these from you, and your sins have robbed you hereof. For among my people are found wicked persons, that privately lay snares and wait for men, to take them and destroy them. And like as a net is full of birds, so are their houses full of that which they have gotten with falsehood and deceit. Hereof cometh their great substance and riches, hereof they are fat and wealthy, and are run away from me with shameful blasphemies. They minister not the law, they make no end of the fatherless cause, they judge not the poor according to equity.
Should I not punish these things, saith the Lord? should I not be avenged of all such people, as these be? Horrible and grievous things are done in the land.
The Prophets teach falsely, and the priests follow them, and my people hath pleasure therin. What will come thereof at the last
*peradventure (perhaps, perchance)
*advouterer: prefix "a" meaning not or without, devout: devotion; plain hearted to our living God, our father, mended of heart by Jesus; Yet here such are devoted to the flesh and houses of whoreship. see James 2 for adultery
*obstinate= Stubbornly adhering to an attitude, an opinion, or a course of action;
THE FIRST TO THE CORINTHIANS Chpt 14
Labour for love and covet spiritual gifts: and most chiefly for to prophesy. For he that speaketh with tongues, speaketh not unto men, but unto God. For no man heareth him. How be it in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. But he that prophesieth, speaketh unto men, to edifying, to exhortation and to comfort. He that speaketh with tongues, profiteth him self: he that prophesieth edifieth the congregation. I would that ye all spake with tongues: but rather that ye prophesied. For greater is he that prophesieth, than he that speaketh with tongues, except he expound it also: that the congregation may have edifying. Now brethren if I come unto you speaking with tongues: what shall I profit you, except I speak to you, *other by revelation or knowledge, or prophesying, or doctrine?
Moreover when things without life, give sound: whether it be a pipe or an harp: except they make a distinction in the sounds: how shall it be known what is piped or harped? And also if the trumpet give an uncertain voice, who shall prepare himself to fight? Even so likewise when ye speak with tongues, except ye speak words that have signification, how shall it be understood what is spoken? For ye shall but speak in the air.
Many kinds of voices are in the world, and none of them are without signification. If I know not what the voice meaneth, I shall be unto him that speaketh, an alien: and he that speaketh shall be an alien unto me. Even so ye (for as much as ye covet spiritual gifts) seek that ye may have plenty unto the edifying of the congregation.
Wherefore let him that speaketh with tongues, pray that he may interpret also. If I pray with tongues my spirit prayeth: but my mind is without fruit. What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and will pray with the mind also. I will sing with the spirit, and will sing with the mind also.
For else when thou blessest with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned, say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest? Thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified. I thank my God, I speak with tongues more then ye all. Yet had I lever in the congregation, to speak five words with my mind to the information of others rather than ten thousand words with the tongue.
Brethren, be not children in wit. How be it as concerning maliciousness, be children but in wit be perfect. In the law it is written with other tongues, and with other lips will I speak unto this people, and yet for all that, will they not hear me, saith the Lord. Wherefore, tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe: but to them that believe not. Contrariwise, prophesying serveth not for them that believe not: but for them which believe.
If therefore when all the congregation is come together, and all speak with tongues, there come in they that are unlearned or they which believe not: will they not say that ye are out of your wits? But and if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is rebuked of all men, and is judged of every man: and so are the secrets of his heart opened, and so falleth he down on his face, and worshippeth God, and saith that God is with you indeed.
How is it then brethren? When ye come together, every man hath his song, hath his doctrine, hath his tongue, hath his revelation, hath his interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. If any man speak with tongues, let it be two at once or at the most three at once and that by course, and let another interpret it. But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the congregation, and let him speak to him self and to God.
Let the prophets speak two at once, or three at once, and let other judge. If any revelation be made to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may have comfort. For the spirits of the Prophets are in the power of the Prophets. For God is not causer of strife: but of peace, as he is in all other congregations of the saints.
Let your wives keep silence in the congregations. For it is not permitted unto them to speak: but let them be under obedience, as saith the law. If they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is a shame for women to speak in the congregation. Sprang the word of God from you? Either came it unto you only? If any man think himself a Prophet either spiritual: let him understand, what things I write unto you. For they are the commandments of the Lord. But and if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. Wherefore brethren covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. And let all things be done honestly and in order
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