Behold in a dream of the day season ...of the day of light ...and of the light of God ...came a dream ...
and a manyous people ...all of God's children ...forsook the names of the world that they had taken upon themselves ...as it was cards and plastic badges with their "images" on them ...
and turned these in ...for a new ...and the new name given ...that they all liked ...loved ...was "Joseph's candles"...for they all called themselves this ...
and was brought back to rememberance how Joseph was in egypt ...like as we all are today ...(here under the stinking feathers of the eagle) ...
Nevertheless ...none ..no not one worldly could sort out any of the children of God ...for they all called themselves ..."Joseph's candles" ...
and thuswise were they hidden ...in plain sight ...yet of heart all the same ...
And Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he begat him in his old age, and he made him a coat of many colors.
And unto Joseph he said: blessed of the Lord is his land with the goodly fruits of heaven, with dew and with springs that lie beneath: and with fruits of the increase of the *son and with ripe fruit of the months, and with the tops of mountains that were from the beginning and with the dainties of hills that last ever, and with goodly fruit of the earth and of the fullness thereof.*son: this is exactly as it appears;
And the goodwill of him that dwelleth in the bush shall come upon the head of Joseph and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from among his brethren, his beauty is as a first born ox and his horns as the horns of an unicorn. And with them he shall push the nations together, even unto the ends of the world. These are the many thousands of Ephraim and the thousands of Manasse.
Thou with thine own arm hast delivered thy people, even the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah
This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when came out of Egypt, and had heard a strange language
Hear this word, O ye house of Israel, and why? I must make this moan for you: The virgin Israel shall fall, and never rise up again: she shall be cast down upon her own ground, and no man shall help her up. For thus saith the Lord God: Where as there dwelt a thousand in one city, there shall scarcely an hundred therin: and where there dwelt an hundred, there shall scarce ten be left for the house of Israel. Nevertheless, thus saith the Lord unto the house of Israel: Seek after me, and ye shall live, but seek not after Bethel. come not at Galgal, and go not to Bersaba: for Gilgal shall be carried away captive, and Bethel shall come to nought. Seek the Lord, that ye may live: lest the house of Joseph be burnt with fire and consumed, and lest there be none to quench Bethel.
Ye turn the law into wormwood, and cast down righteousness into the ground. The Lord maketh the seven stars and the*Orions *A constellation in the celestial equator, he turneth the night into day, and of the day he maketh darkness. He calleth the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the plain ground: the Lord is his name. He raiseth destruction upon the mighty people, and bringeth down the strong hold: but they owe him evil will, that reproveth them openly: and who followeth them the plain truth, they abhor him. For so much then as ye oppress the poor, and rob him of his best sustenance: therefore, where as ye have builded houses of square stone, ye shall not dwell in them. Marvelous pleasant vineyards shall ye plant, but the wine of them shall ye not drink: and why? as for the multitude of your wickednesses and your stout sins, I know them right well. Enemies are ye of the righteous, ye take rewards, ye oppress the poor in judgement. Therefore that wise must now be happy to hold his tongue, so wicked a time is it.
Seek after the thing that is good, and not evil, so shall ye live: yee the Lord God of hosts shall be with you, according to your own desire. Hate the evil, and love the good: set up right again in the port: and ( no doubt ) the Lord God of hosts shall be merciful unto the remnant of Joseph. If no (saith the Lord God, the God of hosts) there shall be mourning in all streets, yee they shall say in every street: alas, alas. They shall call the husband man to lamentation, and such as can mourn to mourning. In all vineyards there shall be heaviness, for I will come among you, saith the Lord. Wo be unto them that desire the day of the Lord: Wherefore would ye have it? As for the day of the Lord, it shall be dark and not clear: Yee like as when a man runneth from a lion, and a bear meeteth him: or when he cometh into the house, and leaneth his hand upon the wall, a serpent biteth him. Shall not the day of the Lord bedark, and not clear? shall it not be cloudy, and no shine in it?
I hate and abhor your holy days, and where ye cense me when ye come together I will not except it. And though ye offer me burnt offerings and meat offerings, yet have I no pleasure therin. As for your fat thank offerings, I will not look upon them. Away with the noise of thy songs, I will not hear thy plays of your music: but see that equity flow as water, and righteousness as a mighty stream. O ye house of Israel, gave ye me offerings and sacrifices those forty years long in the wilderness? yet ye set up tabernacles to your Moloch, and images of your Idols, yee and the star of your God *Rempha, figures which ye made to worship them. Therefore will I cause you to be carried away beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, whose name is the God of Hosts. *Rempha : left out of KJV here, but found in Acts .
Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of which was born that Jesus, that is called Christ.
Ye are the salt of the earth: but and if the salt have lost her saltiness, what can be salted therewith? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill, cannot be hid, neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it lighteth all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your father which is in heaven.
And he said unto them: is the candle lighted to be put under a bushel, or under the table, and not rather to be put on a candlestick? For there is nothing so privy ( private, secret), that shall not be opened: neither so secret, but that it shall come abroad. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. And he said unto them: take heed what ye hear. With what measure ye *mete(use for a measure), with the same shall it be measured unto you again. And unto you that hear, shall more be given. For unto him that hath, shall it be given: and from him that hath not, shall be taken away, even that he hath.
No man lighteth a candle, and covereth it under a vessel, neither putteth it under the table, but setteth it on a candlestick, that they that enter in, may see the light. Nothing is in secret that shall not come abroad: Neither any thing hid, that shall not be known, and come to light. Take heed therefore how ye hear. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given: And whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken, even that same which he supposeth that he hath.
Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at him for press. And they told him saying: Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, and would see thee. He answered and said unto them: my mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God and do it.
No man lighteth a candle, and putteth it in a privy (private, hidden) place, neither under a bushel: but on a candlestick, that they that come in may see the light. The light of thy body is the eye. Therefore when thine eye is single: then is all thy body full of light. But if thine eye be evil: then shall thy body also be full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee, be not darkness. For if all thy body shall be light, having no part dark: then shall all be full of light, even as when a candle doth light thee with his brightness.
Then resorted unto him all the publicans and sinners, for to hear him. And the Pharisees and Scribes murmured saying: He received to his company sinners, and eateth with them. Then put he forth this similitude to them saying: What man of you having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost until he find him? And when he hath found him, he putteth him on his shoulders with joy: And as soon as he cometh home, he calleth together his lovers and neighbours saying unto them: Rejoice with me for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more then over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Either what woman having ten *grotes, if she lose one, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently, till she find it? And when she hath found it she calleth her lovers and her neighbours saying: Rejoice with me, for I have found the grote which I had lost. Likewise I say unto you, joy is made in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. *grotes : refers to grain; oats in Middle Eng
That, that first tabernacle verily had ordinances, and servings of God, and worldly holiness. For there was a fore tabernacle made, wherein was the candlestick and the table, and the show bread, which is called holy. But within the second veil was there a tabernacle, which is called holiest of all, which had the golden censer, and the ark of the testament overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot with Manna, and Aarons rod that sprung and the tables of the testament. Over the ark were the cherubims of glory shadowing the seat of grace. Of which things, we will not now speak particularly.
When these things were thus ordained, the Priests went all ways into the first tabernacle and executed the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone, once every year: and not without blood, which he offered for him self, and for the ignorance of the people. Wherewith the holy ghost this signifying that the way of holy things, was not yet opened, while as yet the first tabernacle was standing. Which was a similitude for the time then present, and in which were offered gifts and sacrifices that could not make them that minister perfect, as pertaining to the conscience, with only meats and drinks, and diverse washings and justifyings of the flesh, which were ordained until the time of reformation.
But Christ being an high priest of good things to come, came by a greater and a more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands: that is to say, not of this manner building, neither by the blood of goats and calves: but by his own blood he entered once for all into the holy place, and found eternal redemption. For if the blood of oxen and of goats and the ashes of an heifer, when it was sprinkled, purified the unclean, as touching the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ (which through the eternal spirit, offered him self without spot to God) purge your consciences from dead works for to serve the living God?
And for this cause is he the mediator of the new testament, that through death which chanced for the redemption of those transgressions that were in the first testament, they which were called, might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. For wheresoever is a testament, there must also be the death of him that maketh the testament. For the testament taketh authority when men are dead: For it is of no value as long as he that made it, is alive. For which cause also, neither that first testament was ordained without blood. For when all the commandments were read of Moses unto all the people, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water and purple wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, saying: this is the blood of the testament which God hath appointed unto you. Moreover, he sprinkled the tabernacle with blood also, and all the ministering vessels. And almost all things, are by the law, purged with blood, and with out shedding of blood is no remission.
It is then need that the similitudes of heavenly things be purified with such things: but the heavenly things themselves are purified with better sacrifices than are those. For Christ is not entered into the holy places that are made with hands, which are but similitudes of true things: but is entered into very heaven, for to appear now in the sight of God for us: not to offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with strange blood, for then must he have often suffered since the world began. But now in the end of the world, hath he appeared once, to put sin to flight, by the offering up of himself: And as it is appointed unto men that they shall once die, and then cometh the judgment, even so Christ was once offered to take away the sins of many, and unto them that look for him, shall he appear again without sin, unto salvation.
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 (chest)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.*son : exactly as it appears, sun in chapter 6 appears as sunne.
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.
Unto the messenger of the congregation of Ephesus write: These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, and walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks. I know thy works, and the labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not forbear them which are evil: and examinedst them which say they are Apostles, and are not: and hast found them liars and didst wash thy self. And hast patience: and for my names sake hast laboured and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, for thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works. Or else I will come unto thee shortly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. But this thou hast because thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which deeds I also hate. Let him that hath ears hear, what the spirit saith unto the congregations. To him that overcometh, will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.
And then was given me a reed, like unto a rod, and it was said unto me: Rise and meet the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein, and the choir which is within the temple, cast out and meet it not: for it is given unto the Gentiles, and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty two months. And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy one thousand, two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sack cloth. These are two olive trees, and two candlesticks, standing before the God of the earth.
And if any man will hurt them, fire shall proceed out of their mouths, and consume their enemies. And if any man will hurt them this wise must he be killed. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophesying: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all manner plagues, as often as they will.
And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that came out of the bottomless pit, shall make war against them and shall overcome them, and kill them. And their bodies shall lie in the streets of the great city, which spiritually is called Zodom (Sodom) and Eygpt, where our Lord was crucified. And they of the people and kindreds, and tongues, and they of the nations, shall see their bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer (allow) their bodies to be put in graves. And they that dwell upon the earth, shall rejoice over them and be glad, and shall send gifts one to another for these two Prophets vexed them that dwelt on the earth.
And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God, entered into them. And they stood up upon their feet: and great fear came upon them which saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven, saying unto them. Come up hither. And they ascended up into heaven in a cloud, and their enemies saw them. And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain names of men seven thousand and the remnant were feared, and gave glory to God of heaven. The second woe is past, and third woe will come anon (shortly).
And he showed me a pure river of water of life clear as Crystal: proceeding out of the seat of God and of the lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river was there wood of life: which bare twelve manner of fruits: and gave fruit every month: and the leaves of the wood served to heal the people with all. And there shall be no more curse, but the seat of God and the lamb shall be in it: and his servants shall serve him. And they shall see his face, and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there, and they need no candle, neither light of the sun: for the Lord Giveth them light, and they shall reign for evermore.
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