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 a darkness coming like a boiling storm on the whorerision
and men of the world ...gathered up ...
and thought to fight against the storm ...
and the scene changed ...the seeing changed.
and in an instant i was shown the men of the world ...chasing elephants ..
and in an of the world ..."chasing elephants" means going after the obvious ...
evenso scripture comes back to remembrance ...
THE SECOND BOOK OF CHRONICLES Chpt 9
The sum of gold that came to Salomon in one year, was six hundred and sixty six talents of gold, besides that which chapmen and merchants brought, and all the kings of Arabia and dukes of countries brought gold and silver to Salomon. And king Salomon made two hundred bucklers of gold, six hundred sickles of beaten gold to a buckler: and three hundred shields of Beaten gold, three hundred sickles of gold to a shield, and he put them in the house of the forest of Libanon.
And the king made a great seat of Ivory and overlaid it with pure gold. And there were six steps to the seat with a footstool of gold fastened to the seat: and pommels on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the pommels. And twelve lions stood one side and on the other, upon six steps, and there was no such in any kingdom.
And all the drinking vessels of king Salomon were gold, and all the vessels of the house of the forest of Libanon, were pure gold. And as for silver, it was counted nothing worth in the days of Salomon. For the kings ships went to Tharsis with the servants of Hiram every three years once. And the ships of Tharsis brought gold, silver, the teeth of elephants, apes and peacocks.
And king Salomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom. And all the kings of the earth sought the presence of Salomon, to hear the wisdom that God had put in his heart. And they brought every man his present in vessels of silver and vessels of gold, and raiment, harness, sweet odors, horses and mules year by year.
And Salomon had four thousand mangers of horses and chariots for them, and twelve thousand horsemen. And he bestowed them in the chariot cities and with the king at Jerusalem. And he reigned over all the kings from Euphrates unto the land of the Philistines and to the borders of Egypt. And the king made silver in Jerusalem as plenteous as stones, and Cedar trees as plenteous as the mulberry trees that grow in the valleys. And Salomon had horses brought him out of Egypt and out of all lands.
And the rest of the acts of king Salomon both first and last are written in the book of Nathan the Prophet and in the prophecy of Ahiah the Silonite and in the visions of Jadi the sear of visions against Jeroboam the son of Nabat. And when Salomon had reigned in Jerusalem upon all Israel forty years, he laid him to rest with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father, and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead
THE SECOND OF THE MACHABEES Chpt 15
Now when Nicanor knew that Judas was in the country of Samaria, he thought with all his power to strike a field with him upon a Sabbath day. Nevertheless the Jews that were compelled to go with him, said: O do not so cruelly and unkindly, but hallow the Sabbath day, and worship him that seeth all things. For all this, yet said the ungracious person: Is there a mighty one in heaven, that commandeth the Sabbath day to be kept? And when they said: Yee the living God, the mighty Lord in heaven commanded the seventh day to be kept, he said: And I am mighty upon earth, to command them for to arm themselves, and to perform the kings business. Notwithstanding he might not have his purpose.
Nicanor had devised with great pride to overcome Judas, and to bring away the victory. But Maccabeus had ever a fast confidence and a perfect hope in God that he would help him, and exhorted his people, not to be afraid at the coming of the Heathen: but always to remember the help that had been shown unto them from heaven, Yee and to be sure now also, that almighty God would give them the victory. He spake unto them out of the law and the prophets, putting them in remembrance of the battles, that they had stricken afore, and made them to be of good courage.
So when their hearts were plucked up he showed them also the deceitfulness of the Heathen, and how they would keep no covenant nor oath. **Thus he weaponed them not with the armor of the shield and spear, but with wholesome words and exhortations. He showed them a dream also, where through he made them all glad, which was this: He thought that he saw Onias ( which had been high priest, a virtuous and loving man, sad and of honest conversation, well spoken, and one that had been exercised in Godliness from a child ) holding up his hands toward heaven, and praying for his people. After this there appeared unto him another man, which was aged, honorable and glorious. And Onias said: This is a lover of the brethren, and of the people of Israel. This is he that prayeth much for the people, and for all the holy city: Jeremy the prophet of God. He thought also that Jeremy held out his right hand, and gave him ( namely unto Judas ) a sword of gold, saying: Take this holy sword, a gift from God, wherewith thou shall smite down the enemies of the people of Israel.
And so they were well comforted through the words of Judas, and took courage unto them, so that the young men were determined in their minds to fight, and to bide stiffly at it: In so much that in the things which they took in hand, their boldness showed the same, because the holy city and the temple were in peril: for the which they took more care, then for their wives, children, brethren and kinsfolks. Again, they were in the city, were most careful for those which were to fight. Now when they were all in a hope that the judgement of the matter was at hand, and the enemies drew nye, the host set in array, the elephants and the horsemen everyone standing in his place: Maccabeus considered the coming of the multitude, the ordinance of divers weapons, the cruelness of the beasts, and held up his hands toward heaven, calling upon the Lord that doeth wonders, which giveth not the victory after the multitude of weapons and power of the host ( but to them that please him ) according to his own will. Therefore in his prayer he said these words.
O' Lord, thou didst send thine Angel in the time of Ezekiah king of Judea, and in the host of Sennacherib slewest an hundred and eighty five thousand: send now also thy good angel before us ( O' Lord of heavens ) in the fearfulness and dread of thine mighty arm, that they which come against thy holy people to blaspheme them, may be afraid. And so he made an end of his words. Then Nicanor and they that were with him, drew nye with *shawmes and songs: but Judas and his company with prayer and calling upon God.
With their hands they smote, but with their hearts they prayed unto the Lord, and slew no less than thirty five thousand men: For through the present help of God they were gloriously comforted.
Now when they left off, and were turning away with joy, they understood that Nicanor himself was slain with other. Then they gave a great shout and cry, praising the Almighty Lord with a loud voice. And Judas ( *which was ever ready to spend his body and life for his citizens ) commanded to smite off Nicanors head, with his arm and hand, and to be brought to Jerusalem. When he came there, he called all the people, and the priests at the altar with those that were in the castle, and showed them Nicanors head, and his wicked hand, which he had presumptuously holden up against the temple of God. He caused the tongue also of the ungodly Nicanor to be cut in little pieces, and to be cast to the fowls, and the cruel mans hand to be hanged up before the temple.
So every man gave thanks unto the Lord, saying: Blessed be he, that hath kept his place undefiled.
As for Nicanors head, he hanged it up upon the castle, for an evident and plain token of the help of God. And so they agreed altogether, to keep that day holy, namely the thirtieth day of the month Adar, which in the *Syrian language is called the next day before Mardocheus day. Thus was Nicanor slain, and from that time forth the Jews had the city in possession: And here I will now make an end
**(kjv = armed every one of them, not so much with defense of shields and spears, as with comfortable and good words) *shawmes (like an oboe; a double reed instrument)(kjv = *the chief defender of the citizens both in body and mind) *Syrian language (see kjv : as if Adar is given from Syrian)
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