In a dream of a new day ...a preparing was taking place ...a grooming ...even out of the darkness ...and greyness of the matters of all worldly things ...came the Son light ...and there was a grooming of hair ...and I could not see anything ...save only the grooming of hair ...with the Son light shining on it ...Yet not what hair it was ...neither ...what creature the hair might be of ...and the prayers of the heartward were heard ...and I was shown a main ...only the mane ...like of a Lion ...and the worthiness and boldness of the Lions mane ...yet again I saw no Lion ...yet only the main ...
And I prayed ...for I was heartward to know the matters of this seeing ...yet if able I might see also in the spirit ...the matters of it ...and immediately I was shown the face of a man ...and the grooming of his beard ... and hair ...and his hair and beard was the Lions mane ...that I was shown before ...the very same ...and the face of the man ...was shown to me ...and I knew him ...
Even was it plainly given that this man was being prepared ...groomed ..being made ready and worthy as a Lion ...of God.
Yet soon make ready the table, ( said this voice ) keep the watch, eat and drink: Up ye Captains, take you to your shield, for thus the Lord hath charged me: Go thy way, set a watchman, that he may tell what he seeth. And when he had waited dilengently, he saw two horsemen: the one riding upon an Ass, the other upon a camel. And the lion cried: Lord, I have stand waiting all the whole day, and have kept my watch all the night. With that came there one riding upon a chariot, which answered, and said: Babylon is fallen, she is turned upside down, and all the images of her Gods are smitten to the ground. This ( O my fellow thresshers and fanners ) have I heard of the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, to show it unto you.
My chosen shall live long, they shall not labor in vain, ner beget with trouble: for they are the high blessed of the Lord, and their fruits with them. And it shall be, that or ever they call, I shall answer them. While they are yet but thinking how to speak, I shall hear them. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat hay like the bullock. But earth shall be the serpents meat. There shall no man hurt nor slay another, in all my holy hill, sayeth the Lord.
But this head put the whole earth in fear, and bare rule in it, over all those that dwelt upon the earth with much labor, and he had the governance of the world, over all the fowls that have been. After this I looked , and behold, the head that was in the midst, suddenly appeared no more, like as the wings: then came the two heads, which ruled upon the earth, and over those that dwelt therin. And I beheld, and lo the head upon the right side, devoured it that was upon the left side. And I heard a voice, which said unto me: look before thee, and consider the thing that thou seest. Then I saw, and behold, as it were a lion that roareth, running hastily out of the wood, and he sent out a mans voice unto the Eagle, and said: Hear thou, I will talk with thee, and the Highest shall say unto thee: Is it not thou that hast the victory of the four beasts, whom I made to reign upon the earth and in my world, and that the end of their times might come through them?
And it happened when the Lion spake, these words unto the Eagle, I saw, and behold, the head that afore had the upper hand, appeared no more: neither did the four wings appear any more, that came to him, and were set up to reign: and their kingdom was small and full of uproar. And I saw, and behold, they appeared no more, and the whole body of the Eagle was burnt, and the earth was in great fear. Then awakened I out of the trance of my mind, and from great fear, and said unto my spirit: Lo, this hast thou given me, in that thou searchest out the ways of the Highest: lo, yet I am weary in my mind, and very weak in my spirit, and little strength is there in me, for the great fear that I received this night. Therefore will I now beseech the Highest, that he will comfort me unto the end: A I said, Lord, Lord, if I have before thy sight, and if I am justified with thee before many other, and if my prayer be come up before thy face, comfort me then, and show me thy servant the interpretation and plain difference of this horrible sight, that thou mayest perfectly comfort my soul: for thou hast judged me worthy, to show me the last of times.
And where as thou sawest two underwings upon the head that is on the right side, it signifieth that it is they, whom the Highest hath kept unto their end: this is a small kingdom, full of trouble. The Lion whom thou sawest rising up out of the wood, and roaring, and speaking unto the Eagle, and rebuking him for his unrighteousness, is the wind, which the Highest hath kept for them and for their wickedness unto the end: he shall reprove them, and rent them asunder before them. For he shall set them living before the judgement, and shall rebuke them: for the residue of my people shall he deliver with trouble, those that be preserved over mine ends: and he shall make them joyful until the coming day of Judgement, where of I have spoken unto thee from the beginning.
This is the dream that thou sawest, and this is the interpretation. Thou only hast been meat to know the secret of the Highest.
Therefore write all these things that thou hast seen in a book, and hide them, and teach them the wise in the people, whos hearts thou knowest may comprehend and keep these secrets. But wait thou here thyself yet seven days more, that it may be showed the , whatsoever pleaseth the Highest to declare unto thee, and with that he went his way.
And when all the people perceived, that the seven days were past, And I come again into the city, they gathered them all together from the least to the most, and came unto me, and said: what have we offended thee? and what evil have we done against thee, that thou forsake us, and sitteth here in this place? For of all the people thou only are left us, as a grape of the vine, and as a candle in a dark place, and as a haven a ship preserved from the tempest. Have we not adversity enough, but thou must forsake us? Were it not better for us, that we had been burnt with Sion? For we are no better, then they that died there: and they wept with loud voice. Then answered I them and said: Be of good comfort O' Israel, be not heavy thou house of Jacob: for the Highest hath you in remembrance, and the Mighty hath not forgotten you in temptation. As for me, I have not forsaken you, neither am I departed from you: but am come into this place to pray, because of the misery of Israel, that I might seek mercy for the low estate of your Sanctuary.
and the seven days are past .......
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