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The Truth of the "time" we are in ...
poor mans furnace ...rich mans proud hearth (fireplace) ...

And the measures and matters of The Truth of the "time" we are in ...how "man" ..."thought to change time and times ...
Yet ...poor mans furnace ...rich mans proud hearth (fireplace) ...

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.

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     Behold in a dream of the night season ...found myself in the basement ...of an poor mans house ...

     and many had gathered up there ...of needs be ...to help ...and all of all were working on the furnace ...and the women were helping the men work also by ministering to them ...and the youth helped and even the children would do small things ...

     evenso was i in the midst of ...helping to move ...and rebuild this furnace ...for the mans house ...so that all who helped ...might have warmth ...

     and there were brothers and sisters there ...and friends and family too ..and even an stranger came by to help ...now ...and then ...

     Now when the furnace was moved ...moved ...in the midst of the furnace was an mighty fire burning ...and all roundabout the fire ..was waters ...and the might fire warmed the waters ...and the waters went out ...throughout the mans house ...and warmed all who might be found there ...

     and just as the furnace was finished ..i looked ...and behold there was an rich man who had builded his house very high up on a mountain ....

     and there on the mountain was his proud door ...and i looked and could not see how any one ...could visit him ...for his door was so high up ...the mountain that he had builded ...on ...that no one could reach him ...none could reach his door ....

     and saw with in the rich mans house ...like it was looking up ...through windows ...so only the very top ..of the fireplace and ceiling ...sealing of his house could i see ...

     and i seemed that the rich mans house was cold ...for he was trying to get warmth ...by ..buy ...putting fire into his proud rich fireplace ..made out of stone ...hearth ....heart h ...

     and the rich man tried and tried ...buy ...by building an fire ...hotter and hotter ...higher and higher ...in his proud rich fire place made of stone ...trying hard to ...to get a little warmth ...

     and i looked and the rich man had tried to build ...such a mighty fire also of his own doing ...within ...within his house ...that i was afraid for him ...that he might burn the place down ...

     that his whole house might be consumed of the fire he himself made ...trying to get warmth ...from a stoney hearth ...

     

     

The Proverbs of Solomon 17

     Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a full house and many fat cattle with strife.

      A discreet servant shall have more rule than the sons that have no wisdom, and shall have like heritage with the brethren.

      Like as silver is tried in the fire and gold in the furnace, even so doth the Lord prove the hearts.

      A wicked body holdeth much of false lips, and a disassembling person giveth ear to a disceitful tongue.

      Whoso laugheth the poor to scorn, blasphemeth his maker: and he that is glad of another mans hurt, shall not be unpunished.

      Childrens children are a worship unto the elders, and the fathers are the honor of the children.

      An eloquent speech becometh not a fool, a disassembling mouth also becometh not a Prince.

      Liberality is as a precious stone unto him that hath it, for wheresoever he becometh, he prospereth.

      Who so covereth another mans offense, seeketh love: but he that discloseth the fault, setteth friends at variance.

      One reproof only doeth more good to that hath understanding, than an hundred stripes into a fool.

      A *sedicious person seeketh mischief, but a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

      It were better to come against a she bear robbed of her whelps, then against a fool in his foolishness.

      Whoso rewardeth evil for good, the plague shall not depart from his house.

      He that soweth discord and strife, is like one that diggeth up a water brook: but an open enemy is like the water that breaketh out and runneth abroad.

      The Lord hateth as well him that justifieth the ungodly, as him that condemeth the innocent.

      What helpeth it to give a fool money in his hand, where as he hath no mind to buy wisdom?

      He is a friend that always loveth, and in adversity a man shall know who is his brother.

      Whom so promiseth by the hand, and is surety for another, he is a fool.

      He that loveth strife, delighteth in sin: and he that setteth his door to high, seeketh after a fall.

      Who so hath a froward heart obtaineth no good: and he that hath an *overthwart tongue, shall fall into mischief.

      An unwise body bringeth himself in to sorrow, and the father of a fool can have no joy.

      A merry heart maketh a lusty age, but a sorrowful mind drieth up the bones.

      The ungodly taketh gifts out of the bosom, to *wreste the ways of judgment.

      Wisdom shineth in the face of him that hath understanding, but the eyes of fools wander throughout all lands.

      An undiscreet son is a grief unto his father, and an heaviness unto his mother that bare him.

      To punish the innocent, an to smite the Princes that give true judgement, are both evil.

      He is wise and discreet that tempereth his words: and he is a man of understanding, that maketh much of his spirit.

      Yee a very fool ( when he holdeth his tongue ) is counted wise, and to have understanding, when he shutteth his lips.

     * sedition = disloyalty, treachery, labored strife, promotes rebellion (against godly ways) RN *overthwart = to impede, obstruct, prevent, frustrate. *wreste = from wrest meaning; to distort or twist the nature or meaning of .

     

The Proverbs of Solomon 27

     Make not thy boast of to morrow, for thou knowest not what may happen today.

      Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth: yee other folks lips and not thine.

      The stone is heavy, and the sand weighty: but a fools wrath is heavier than both.

      Wrath is a cruel thing, and furriousness is a very tempest: yee who is able to abide envy?

      An open rebuke is better than secret love.

      Faithful are the wounds of a lover, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

      He that is full, abhoreth the honeycomb: but unto him that is hungry every sour thing is sweet.

      He that often times flitteth, is like a bird that foresaketh her nest.

      The heart is glad of answer, ointment and savor, but a stomach that can give good counsel, rejoiceth a mans neighbor.

      Thine own friend, and thy fathers friend, see thou forsake not, but go not into thy brothers house in time of thy trouble.

      Better is a friend at hand than a brother far off.

      My son, be wise, and thou shall make me a glad heart: so that I shall make answer unto my rebukers.

      A wise man seeing the plague, will hide himself, as for fools they go on still, and suffer harm.

      Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for the *unknown mans sake.

      He that is to hasty to praise his neighbor above measure, shall be taken as one that giveth him an evil report.

      A brawling woman and the roof of the house dropping in a rainy day, may well be compared together.

      He that refraineth her, refraineth the wind, and holdeth oil fast in his hand.

      Like as one iron *wheteth another, so does one man comfort another.

      Whoso keepeth his fig tree, shall enjoy the fruits thereof: he that waiteth upon his master, shall come to honor.

      Like as in one water there appear diverse faces, even so diverse men have diverse hearts.

      Like as hell and destruction are never full, even so the eyes of men can never be satisfied.

      Silver is tried in the mould, and gold in the furnace, and so is a man, when he is openly praised to his face.

      Though thou shouldest bray a fool with a pedestal in a mortar like oat meal, yet will not his foolishness go from him.

      See that thou know the number of thy cattle thy self, and look well to thy flocks.

      For riches abide not away, and the **crown endure not for ever.

      The hay groweth, and the grass cometh up, and herbs are gathered in the mountains.

      The lambs shall clothe thee, and for the goats thou shalt have money to thy husbandry.

      Thou shalt have goats milk enough to feed thee, to uphold thy household, and to sustain thy maidens.

     *unknown mans sake. * kjv and other bibles of man = a strange woman. *wheteth (sharpens; very sharpened with water and rock...RN )**crown endure not for ever. Compare kjv and other bibles of man as to "the crown enduring for ever". RN

     

The Book of Wisdom 3

     

(excluded from most "bibles of men")

     But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and the pain of death shall not touch them. In the sight of the unwise they appear to die, and their end is taken for very destruction, but they are in rest. And though they suffer pain before men, yet is their hope full of immortality. They are punished but in few things, nevertheless in many things shall they be well rewarded. For God proved them, and findeth them *mete for himself: yee as gold in the furnace doth he try them, and receiveth them as a burnt offering, and when the time cometh they shall be looked upon.

      The righteous shall shine as the sparks the sparks the run through the reed bush. They shall judge the nations, and have dominion over the people, and their Lord shall reign for ever. They that put their trust in him, shall understand the truth, and such as be faithful, will agree unto him in love: for his chosen shall have gifts and peace. But the ungodly shall be punished according to their own imaginations, for they have despised the righteous, and forsaken the Lord.

      Who so despiseth wisdom and nurture, he is unhappy, and as for the hope of such, it is but vain, their labors unfruitful, and their works unprofitable. Their wives are *indiscreet, and their children most ungodly. Their creature is cursed. Blessed is rather, the barren and undefiled, which hath not known the sinful bed: she shall have fruit in the reward of the holy souls. And blessed is the gelded, which with his hands hath wrought no unrighteousness, nor imagined wicked things against God. For unto him shall be given the special gift of faith, and the most acceptable portion in the temple of God. For glorious is the fruit of good labor, and the root of wisdom shall never fade away. As for the children of *advouters, they shall come to an end, and the seed of an unrighteous bed shall be rooted out. And though they live long, yet shall they be nothing regarded, and their last age shall be without honor. If they die hastily, they have no hope, neither shall they be spoken to in the day of knowledge. For horrible is the death and end of the unrighteous.

     *mete (worthy) *indiscreet, (*deceptive, uncaring, foolishness)*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

     

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him 1

     The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, for to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass. And he sent and showed by his angel unto his servant John, which bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Happy is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of the prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein. For the time is at hand.

      John to the seven congregations in Asia. Grace be with you and peace, from him which is and which was, and which is to come, and from the seven spirits which are present before his throne, and from Jesus Christ which is a faithful witness, and first begotten of the dead: and Lord over the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from sins in his own blood, and made us kings and Priests unto God his father be glory and dominion for ever more. Amen. Behold he cometh with clouds, and all eyes shall see him: and they also which pierced him. And all kindreds of the earth shall wail. Even so: Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord almighty, which is and which was and which is to come.

      I John your brother and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience which is in *Jesu Christ, was in the isle of Pathmos for the word of God, and for the witnessing of Jesu Christ. I was in the spirit on a *sonday, and heard behind me a great voice, as it had been of a trumpet saying: I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. That, that thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the congregations which are in Asia, unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thiatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicia.

      And I turned back to see the voice that spake to me. And when I was turned: I saw seven golden candlesticks. And in the midst of the candlesticks, one like unto the son of man, clothed with a linen garment down to the ground, and girt about the *paps with a golden girdle. His head, and his hairs were white, as white wool, and as snow: and his eyes were as a flame of fire: and his feet like unto brass as though they burnt in a furnace: and his voice as the sound of many waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars. And out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword. And his face shone even as the *son in his strength.

      And when I saw him, I fell at his feet, even as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me: fear not. I am the first and the last, and am alive, and was dead. And behold I am alive for evermore, and have the keys of hell and of death. Write therefore the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be fulfilled hereafter: and the mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the messengers of the seven congregations: And the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven congregations.

     *Jesu: Hebrew for Jesus. *sonday : exactly as it appears, sun in the text would have been sunne, see chap 6. *paps (chest)

     

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him 9

     And the fifth Angel blew, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth. And to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he opened the bottomless pit, and there arose the smoke of a great furnace. And the sun and the air were darkened by the reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power as the scorpions of the earth have power. And it was commanded them, that they should not hurt the grass of the earth: neither any green thing: neither any tree: but only those men which have not the seal in their foreheads. And to them was commanded that they should not kill them, but that they should be vexed five months, and their pain was as the pain that cometh of a scorpion, when he hath stung a man. And in those days shall men shall seek death, and shall not find it, and shall desire to die, and death shall fly from them.

      And the similitude of the locusts was like unto horses prepared unto battle, and on their heads were as it were crowns, like unto gold: and their faces were as it had been the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women. And their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had habergeons, as it were habergeons of iron. And the sound of their wings, was as the sound of chariots when many horses run together to battle: And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. And their power was to hurt men five months. And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue, is Abadon: but in the Greek tongue, Apollion. One woe is past, and behold two woes come after this.

      And sixth Angel blew, and I heard a voice from the four corners of the golden altar, which is before God, saying to the sixth angel, which had the trumpet: Loose the four Angels, which are bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four Angels were loosed which were prepared for an hour, for a day, for a month, and for a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of horsemen of war, were twenty times ten thousand. And I heard the number of them: And thus I saw the horses in a vision, and them that sat on them having fiery habergeons of a Jacinth colour, and brimstone, and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions. And out of their mouths went forth fire and smoke and brimstone. And of these three was the third part of men killed: that is to say, of fire, smoke, and brimstone, which proceeded out of the mouths of them: For their power was in their mouths and in their tails: for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they did hurt: And the remnant of the men which were not killed by these plagues, repented not of the deeds of their hands that they should not worship devils, and images of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood, which neither can see, neither hear, neither go. Also they repented not of their murder, and of their sorcery neither of their fornication neither of their theft.

     

the Prophet Jeremie 36

      In the fourth year of Jehoakim the son of Josiah King of Judah, came the word of the Lord unto Jeremy, saying: Take a book, and write therein all the words, that I have spoken to thee, to Israel, to Judah, and to all the people, from the time that I began for to speak unto thee ( in the reign of Josiah ) unto this day. That when the house of Judah heareth of the plague, which I have devised for them, they may peradventure turn, every man from his wicked way, that I may forgive their offenses and sins.

      Then Jeremy did Jeremy call Baruch the son of Neriah, and Baruch wrote in the book from the mouth of Jeremy, all the words of the Lord, which he had spoken unto him. And Jeremy commanded Baruch, saying: I am in prison, so that I may not come into the house of the Lord: therefore go thou thither, and read the book, that thou hast written at my mouth: Namely, the words of the Lord, and read them in the Lords house upon the fasting day: that the people, whole Judah, and all they that come out of the cities, may hear. Peradventure they will pray meekly before the face of Lord, and turn every one from his wicked way. For great is the wrath and displeasure, that the Lord hath taken against this people.

      So Baruch the son of Neriah did, according unto all that Jeremy the Prophet commanded him, reading the words of the Lord out of the book in the Lords house. And this was done in the fifth year of Jehoakim the son of Josiah King of Judah, in the ninth month when it was commanded, that all the people of Jerusalem should fast before the Lord, and they also that were come from the cities of Judah unto Jerusalem.

      Then read Baruch the words of Jeremy out of the book in the house of the Lord, out of the treasury of Gamariah the son of Saphan the Scribe, which is beside the higher loft of the new door of the Lords house: that all the people might hear. Now when Micheah the son of Gamariah the son of Saphan had heard all the words of the Lord out of the book, he went down to the Kings palace into the Scribes chamber, for there the Princes were set: Elisama the Scribe, Dalaiah the son of Semei, Elnathan the son of Acabor, Gamariah the son of Saphan, Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, with all the Princes. And Micheah told them all the words, that he heard Baruch read out of the book before the people.

      Then all the Princes sent Jehudi the son of Nathaniah, the son of Selamiah, the son of Chusi, unto Baruch, saying: Take in thine hand the book, whereout thou hast read before all the people, and come. So Baruch the son of Neriah took the book in his hand, and came unto them. And they said unto him: Sit down, and read the book that we may hear also. So Baruch read, that they might hear. Now when they had heard all the words, they were abashed one upon another, and said unto Baruch: We will certify the king of all these words. And they examined Baruch, saying: Tell us, how didst thou write all these words out of his mouth? Then Baruch answered them: He spake all these words unto me with his mouth, and I alone was with him, and wrote them in the book.

      Then said the Princes unto Baruch: Go thy way, and hide with Jeremy, so that no man know where ye be. And they went in to the King to the court. but they kept the book in the chamber of Elisama the Scribe, and told the King all the words that he might hear. So the King sent Jehudi to fetch the book him the book, which he brought out of Elisama the Scribes chamber. And Jehudi read it, that the King and all the Princes, which were about him might hear. Now the King sat in the winter house, for it was in the ninth Month, and there was a good fire before him. And when Jehudi had read three or four leaves thereof, he cut the book in pieces with a pen knife, and cast it into the fire upon the hearth, until the book was all burnt in the fire upon the hearth.

      Yet no man was abashed thereof, or rent his clothes: neither the King himself, ner his servants, though they heard all these words. Nevertheless Elnathan, Dalaiah, and Gamariah besought the King, that he would not burn the book: notwithstanding the King would not hear them, but commanded Jerahmeel the son of Amalech, and Saraiah the son of Ezriel and Selamiah the son of Abdiel, to lay hands on Baruch the Scribe, and upon Jeremy the Prophet: but the Lord kept them out of sight. Now after that the king had burnt the book, and the sermons which Baruch wrote at the mouth of Jeremy: The word of the Lord came unto Jeremy, saying: Take another book, and write in it all the afore said sermons: that were written in the first book, which Jehoakim the King of Judah hath burnt.

      And tell Jehoakim King of Judah: Thus saith the Lord: Thou hast burnt the book, and thou thoughtest within thyself: Why hast thou written therein, that the King of Babylon shall come, and make this land waste, so that he shall make both people and cattle to be out of it? Therefore thus the Lord sayeth of Jehoakim king of Judah: There shall none of his generation sit upon the throne of David. His dead *corse shall be cast out, that the heat of the day, and the frost of the night may come upon him. And I will visit the wickedness of him, of his seed, and of his servants. Moreover all the evil that I have promised them ( though they heard me not) will I bring upon them, upon the inhabitors of Jerusalem, and upon all Judah. Then took Jeremy another book, and gave it Baruch the Scribe, the son of Neriah, which wrote therin out of the mouth of Jeremy: all the sermons that were in the first book, which Jehoakim King of Judah did burn. And there were added unto them many more sermons, then before.

     *corse (corpse)

     

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