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 within himself or without as in a dream ...
and the man began to speak words unknown to himself ...
and a in a language unknown in or of the world ...
Yet as he spoke a peace fullness came over him ...
even overcame him ...that he might be free ...of his own thinking ...
and thank fullness filled the mans heart ...
and tears of joy ran down the face of his soul ...
and the man smiled and thanked God his father and Jesus his brother and Lord.
and that in spirit and truth ...
and scripture came back to remembrance ...
even of tongues of diverse languages of peoples all over the earth ...
Yet also of tongues of the spirit ...and nothing of man ...
FIRST BOOK OF MOSES Chpt 10
Canaan also begat Zidon his eldest son and Heth, Jebusi, Emori, Girgosi, Him, Arki, Sini, Arvadi, Zemari and Harmati. And afterward sprang the kindreds of the Cananites. And the coasts of the Cananites were from Sidon till thou come to Gerara and to Asa, and till thou come to Sodoma, Gomorra, Adama, Zeboim, even unto Lasa. These were the children of Ham in their kindreds, tongues, lands and nations.
THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES Chpt 2
When the fiftieth day was come, they were all with one accord together in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as it had been the coming of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they sat. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like as they had been fire, and it sat upon each of them: and they were all filled with the holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, even as the spirit gave them utterance.
And there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, which were of all nations under heaven. When this was noised about the multitude came together and were astonied, because that every man heard them speak his own tongue. They wondered all and marvelled saying among themselves: Behold, are not all these which speak, of Galile? And how hear we every man his own tongue wherein we were born? Parthians, Medes and Elamites, and the inhabiters of Mesopotamia, of Jury, and of Capadocia, of Ponthus and Asia, Phrigia, Pamphylia, and of Egypt, and of the parts of Lybia which is beside Syrene, and strangers of Rome, Jewes and converts, Greeks and Arabians: we have heard them speak with our own tongues the great works of God.
They were all amazed, and wondered saying one to another what meaneth this? Other mocked them saying: they are full of new wine.
But Peter stepped forth with the eleven, and lift up his voice, and said unto them: Ye men of Jewry, and all ye that inhabit Jerusalem: be this known unto you and with your ears hear my words. These are not drunken, as ye suppose: for it is yet but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the Prophet Joel: It shall be in the last days saith God: of my spirit I will pour out upon all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. And on my servants, and on my handmaidens I will pour out of my spirit in those days, and they shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in heaven above, and tokens in the earth beneath, blood and fire, and the vapour of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood before that great and notable day of the Lord come. And it shall be, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved.
Ye men of Israel hear these words. Jesus of Nazareth a man approved of God among you with miracles, wonders and signs which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves know: him have ye taken by the hands of unrighteous persons, after he was delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, and have crucified and slain: whom God hath raised up and loosed the sorrows of death, because it was impossible that he should be holden of it. For David speaketh of him. Afore hand I saw God always before me: For he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad. Moreover, also my flesh shall rest in hope, because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt suffer thine holy, to see corruption. Thou hast showed me the ways of life, and shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance
THE FIRST TO THE CORINTHIANS Chpt 13
Though I spake with the tongues of men and angels, and yet had no love, I were even as sounding brass: or as a tinkling cymbal. And though I could prophesy, and understood all secrets, and all knowledge: yee, if I had all faith so that I could move mountains out of their places, and yet had no love, I were nothing. And though I bestowed all my goods to feed the poor, and though I gave my body even that I burned, and yet had no love, it profiteth me nothing.
Love suffereth long and is courteous. Love envieth not. Love doth not *frowardly, swelleth not, dealeth not dishonestly, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh not evil, rejoiceth not in iniquity: but rejoiceth in the truth, suffereth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth in all things. Though that prophesying fail, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge vanish away, yet love falleth never away.
For our knowledge is imperfect, and our prophesying is imperfect. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is imperfect shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I imagined as a child. But as soon as I was a man, I put away childishness. Now we see in a glass, even in a dark speaking: but then shall we see face to face. Now I know imperfectly: but then shall I know even as I am known. Now abideth faith, hope, and love, even these three: but the chief of these is love
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
THE SECOND EPISTLE OF ST. PETER Chpt 2
There were false Prophets among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you: which privily shall bring in damnable sects, even denying the Lord that hath bought them, and bring upon themselves swift damnation, and many shall follow their damnable ways, by which the way of truth shall be evil spoken of, and through covetousness shall they with *feigned words make merchandise of you, whose judgment is not far off, and their damnation sleepeth not.
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down into hell, and delivered them in chains of darkness, to be kept unto judgement: Neither spared the old world, but saved Noah the eight preacher of righteousness, and brought in the flood upon the world of the ungodly, and turned the cities of Zodom and Gomor into ashes: overthrew them, damned them, and made of them an example unto all that after should live ungodly. And just Lot vexed with the uncleanly conversation of the wicked, delivered he. For he being righteous and dwelling among them in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds. The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and how to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment for to be punished: namely them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise the rulers. Presumptuous are they, and stubborn and fear not to speak evil of them that are in authority. When the angels which are greater both in power and might, receive not of the Lord railing judgement against them. But these as brute beasts, naturally made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of that they know not, and shall perish through their own destruction, and receive the reward of unrighteousness.
They count it pleasure to live deliciously for a season. Spots they are and filthiness, living at pleasure, and in deceivable ways, feasting with you: having eyes full of *advoutry and that cannot cease to sin, beguiling unstable souls. Hearts they have exercised with covetousness. They are cursed children, and have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, which loved the reward of unrighteousness: but was rebuked of his iniquity. The tame and dumb beast, speaking with mans voice, forbade the foolishness of the Prophet.
These are wells without water and clouds carried about of a tempest, to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. For when they have spoken the swelling words of vanity, they beguile with wantonness through the lusts of the flesh, them that were clean escaped: but now are wrapped in errors. They promise them liberty, and are themselves the bond servants of corruption. For of whom soever a man is overcome, unto the same is he in bondage. For if they, after they have escaped from the filthiness of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and of the saviour Jesus Christ, they are yet tangled again therein and overcome: then is the latter end worse with them than the beginning. For it had been better for them, not to have known the way of righteousness than after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment given unto them. It is happened unto them according to the true proverb: The dog is turned to his vomit again, and the sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire
*feigned (made up, beguiling) *advoutry: prefix "a" meaning not or without, devout: devotion; plain hearted to God, being devoted to something or some one else. see James 2 for adultery.
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