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Revelation 15 – 16

The Seven Plagues 
The heavenly singers (Rev 15:1-8) 

15And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

The sea has been calmed aka standing on a sea of glass; this goes back to when Jesus calms the storm in Mark 4:35-41. The sea was the age of Christianity and of God’s people; it runs parallel in the gospel of Mark where he stills the winds and the waves as he calms the storm. Them being in the boat with Jesus, they are the church and they are alarmed because the false doctrines or teachings are trying to get in the boat/church, as well as the false teachers and Jesus shows them what will be done in time, at He calms the winds (false doctrine) and waves (the false prophets/infiltrators of the church). Jesus was not the only one who could do this, they could have done this as well, remember Peter walked out on the water and when the wind and the waves came towards him, he started to sink when he took his eyes off the logos. So he became subject to them, he was afraid of the winds and waves.

So the sea of glass has been calmed and it is mingled with fire (this is at the end of the church age), so the judgment would be the fire. Which in the last chapter we saw that He was judging the false prophets, false religion, the institution, the beast, his image, and all those mark with his name. Those who got victory over the beast are those who are in Christ. The 144,000 followed the Lamb wherever He went and they didn’t worship the beast, so we had become that later reign, we have done as they did (if you are of Christ). We have overcome the institution, the false canon, false teachings, false theology, false doctrine, and false religion. We have also, overcome the number of his name and have not received those false teachings in our minds or done his deeds with our hands.   

This is a time queue, as we saw in the last sections, the beast had the two horns which represents the two thousand years and how the two thousand years was two thirds or .666 of the three thousand years. So now we have overcome the age and we stand on a sea of glass with God’s true people that are without the winds of false doctrine and the waves of the sea or the infiltrators of the church.  Now that all those false things are gone, we now have the harps of God, which in turn means that His Spirit flows through you and you are an extension of Him, He is the vine you are the branch.  

3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

The song of Moses basically says that those who have been corrupted have corrupted themselves, God did not corrupt them.  They come out of the city that is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt which is Jerusalem. They are actually escaping Jerusalem where our Lord was crucified, so this is the false Jerusalem, i.e. the great whore or Jezebel which is false Christianity, which is false religion which is Babylon.   

All of these people singing is like they are in AGREEMENT; they are harmonizing with each other. God has proven Himself as the King of the saints. Once everyone comes to understand His judgments, everyone will see with the physical eyes as well as spiritual eyes. Even those who pierced Him, so even if you are wicked you will see. This refers also to Philippians 2:10 and Romans 14:11, that every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is God.  All shall fear THEE MEANING everyone will see and realize His power and how he has does all things to this point and why.   

Song of Moses – http://www.scriptural-truth.com/PDF_Apocrypha/The%20Song%20of%20Moses%20and%20Miriam.pdf

5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:

THE TEMPLE OF THE TABERNACLE OF THE TESTIMONY IS THE ARK OF THE COVENANT, WHICH CONTAINS THREE ITEMS. THE TABLES OF THE LAW WHICH REPRESENT THE OLD TESTAMENT ARE ONE ITEM. THE SECOND IS AARON’S (WHO WAS MOSES’ BROTHER) ROD, WHO WAS ALSO THE LEVITICAL HIGH PRIEST AND JESUS IS OUR HIGH PRIEST AND HIS SACRIFICE IS ONCE FOR ALL, THIS ROD IS THE CANON IS TESTED OVER NIGHT AND BEARS FRUIT THE NEXT DAY, AND THIS IS SYMBOLIC OF THE NEW TESTAMENT. THE THIRD IS THE HIDDEN MANNA THAT IS IN A GOLDEN JAR, AND THE GOLD HAS TO DO WITH TRIALS BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN TRIED BY THE FIRE OF THIS AGE AND THE SCRIPTURES OR THIRD TESTAMENT THAT WAS HIDDEN and IS NOW OPEN TO US. THIS IS HOW WE COME TO SEE THE THREE TESTAMENTS.

6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

THIS IS THE TIME OF COMPLETION AND PURIFICATION, THIS MEANS THE TRIAL IS OVER AND IT’S THE NEW MILLENNIUM. THEIR BREASTS ARE GIRDED WITH GOLD, BECAUSE THEY HAVE HEARTS OF GOLD, just like THE ROBES THAT THE SAINTS WARE ARE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE SAINTS.

FOUR BEAST REFERENCES ( REV 4:6, 8; 5:6,8, 14; 6:1, 6; 7:11; 14:3; 15:7; 19:4) THESE BEASTS HAVE TO DO WITH THE AGE, BECAUSE THEY SPEAK OF HIM AS THE ONE WHO IS AND WAS AND IS TO COME.

THOSE THAT HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES OVER TO GOD ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD. THE SEVEN PLAGUES OF THE SEVEN ANGELS CULMINATE IN THE MILLENNIUM, SO IT’S LIKE SAYING THAT NO MAN WILL BE ABLE TO ENTER INTO THE TEMPLE UNTIL THE MILLENNIUM. THEY ARE CONCEALED BY THE SMOKE OF THE GLORY OF GOD AND HIS POWER. [IN THE BIBLE IT TALKS ABOUT THE BOTTOMLESS PIT AND THE SMOKE THAT AROSE FROM THIS PIT which HAD TO DO WITH CLOUDING YOUR VISION OR YOUR ABILITY TO SEE THINGS TRULY. THE PIT IS A HOLE IN THE EARTH, AND THE SMOKE THAT ARISES OUT OF THE PIT IS THE CONFUSION that THERE IS FROM SEEING THINGS FROM AN EARTHLY LEVEL MEANING.] IN THIS CASE THE SMOKE COMES FROM GOD AND HIS GLORY WHICH IS HIDDEN FROM US BECAUSE IT IS TOO GLORIOUS FOR US TO COMPREHEND. HIS POWER IS HIDDEN BECAUSE IT IS TOO MUCH FOR US TO COMPREHEND, WHICH IS WHY WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ENTER INTO HIS TEMPLE OR HIS REST until all things are completed. WE ARE NOT GLORIOUS AS GOD IS AND SO UNTIL HIS GLORY IS REVEALED, OR THE SEVEN LAST PLAGUES ARE FULFILLED AND WE REACH THE MILLENNIUM WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER INTO HIS TEMPLE.

 IN THE EPISTLE OF BARNABAS, CHAPTER 15 IT SAYS: FURTHER, ALSO, IT IS WRITTEN CONCERNING THE SABBATH IN THE DECALOGUE WHICH [THE LORD] SPOKE, FACE TO FACE, TO MOSES ON MOUNT SINAI, “AND SANCTIFY YE THE SABBATH OF THE LORD WITH CLEAN HANDS AND A PURE HEART.” AND HE SAYS IN ANOTHER PLACE, “IF MY SONS KEEP THE SABBATH, THEN WILL I CAUSE MY MERCY TO REST UPON THEM.” THE SABBATH IS MENTIONED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CREATION [THUS]: “AND GOD MADE IN SIX DAYS THE WORKS OF HIS HANDS, AND MADE AN END ON THE SEVENTH DAY, AND RESTED ON IT, AND SANCTIFIED IT.” ATTEND, MY CHILDREN, TO THE MEANING OF THIS EXPRESSION, “HE FINISHED IN SIX DAYS.” THIS IMPLIETH THAT THE LORD WILL FINISH ALL THINGS IN SIX THOUSAND YEARS, FOR A DAY IS WITH HIM A THOUSAND YEARS. AND HE HIMSELF TESTIFIETH, SAYING, “BEHOLD, TO-DAY WILL BE AS A THOUSAND YEARS.” THEREFORE, MY CHILDREN, IN SIX DAYS, THAT IS, IN SIX THOUSAND YEARS, ALL THINGS WILL BE FINISHED.

THROUGH THIS WHOle STUDY, WE HAVE GONE WITH AS it IS STATED in many books including the Bible, THE 6000 YEARS OF MAN AND THE 1000 YEAR REST OF GOD. THIS WAS A VERY EARLY BELIEF IN CHRISTIANITY, IT WAS FOUND IN THE CODEX SINAITICUS WHICH IS ONE OF THE MORE ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS WE HAVE. IT WAS CONSIDERED HOLY WRITTEN AND WAS ONE OF THE HARDER ONES TO GET RID OF, FOR THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES. THE REASON IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO CONSUME THIS BOOK NOW, IS BECAUSE YOU HAVE OVERCOME THE BEAST AND HIS MARK, SO YOU GET TO SEE THE HIDDEN MANNA OR SCRIPTURES.

“AND HE RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY.” THIS MEANETH: WHEN HIS SON, COMING [AGAIN], SHALL DESTROY THE TIME OF THE WICKED MAN, AND JUDGE THE UNGODLY, AND CHANGE THE-SUN, AND THE MOON, AND THE STARS, THEN SHALL HE TRULY REST ON THE SEVENTH DAY. MOREOVER, HE SAYS, “THOU SHALT SANCTIFY IT WITH PURE HANDS AND A PURE HEART.” IF, THEREFORE, ANY ONE CAN NOW SANCTIFY THE DAY WHICH GOD HATH SANCTIFIED, EXCEPT HE IS PURE IN HEART IN ALL THINGS, WE ARE DECEIVED. BEHOLD, THEREFORE: CERTAINLY THEN ONE PROPERLY RESTING SANCTIFIES IT, WHEN WE OURSELVES, HAVING RECEIVED THE PROMISE, WICKEDNESS NO LONGER EXISTING, AND ALL THINGS HAVING BEEN MADE NEW BY THE LORD, SHALL BE ABLE TO WORK RIGHTEOUSNESS. THEN WE SHALL BE ABLE TO SANCTIFY IT, HAVING BEEN FIRST SANCTIFIED OURSELVES.

BY PUTTING PROPHECIES IN THE FORM OF COMMANDMENTS, THEY CAN MINISTER TO PEOPLE IN TERMS OF THEIR EARTHLY NEEDS WHILE THEY ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DARK AGE, UNTIL THE HEAVENLY MEANING IS FULFILLED IN THEM.

FURTHER, HE SAYS TO THEM, “YOUR NEW MOONS AND YOUR SABBATH I CANNOT ENDURE.” YE PERCEIVE HOW HE SPEAKS: YOUR PRESENT SABBATHS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE TO ME, BUT THAT IS WHICH I HAVE MADE, [NAMELY THIS, ] WHEN, GIVING REST TO ALL THINGS, I SHALL MAKE A BEGINNING OF THE EIGHTH DAY, THAT IS, A BEGINNING OF ANOTHER WORLD. WHEREFORE, ALSO, WE KEEP THE EIGHTH DAY WITH JOYFULNESS, THE DAY ALSO ON WHICH JESUS ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD. AND WHEN HE HAD MANIFESTED HIMSELF, HE ASCENDED INTO THE HEAVENS.

HE GOES SO FAR AS TO SPEAK OF THE AGE BEYOND THE MILLENNIUM. THE SABBATHS THAT THE PEOPLE KEEP, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT CLEAN OF HEART ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE TO HIM BECAUSE THEY DO NOT REPRESENT THE HEAVENLY SABBATHS OR ETERNAL REALM, BECAUSE HE HAS IN STORE FOR US ONE THAT WILL BE BETTER FOR US.

EPISTLE OF BARNABAS 16 MOREOVER, I WILL ALSO TELL YOU CONCERNING THE TEMPLE, HOW THE WRETCHED [JEWS], WANDERING IN ERROR, TRUSTED NOT IN GOD HIMSELF, BUT IN THE TEMPLE, AS BEING THE HOUSE OF GOD. FOR ALMOST AFTER THE MANNER OF THE GENTILES THEY WORSHIPPED HIM IN THE TEMPLE. BUT LEARN HOW THE LORD SPEAKS, WHEN ABOLISHING IT: “WHO HATH MEASURED OUT HEAVEN WITH A SPAN, AND THE EARTH WITH HIS PALM? HAVE NOT I? “”THUS SAITH THE LORD, HEAVEN IS MY THRONE, AND THE EARTH MY FOOTSTOOL: WHAT KIND OF HOUSE WILL YE BUILD TO ME, OR WHAT IS THE PLACE OF MY REST? “YE PERCEIVE THAT THEIR HOPE IS VAIN.

HE IS TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE EARTHLY MEANING AND NOT THE HEAVENLY. Because they are FOCUSED ON THE LOWER THINGS, HE IS SAYING THEIR HOPE IS VAIN. THE HEAVENLY AND THE EARTHLY MEANINGS WORK TOGETHER IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH GOD’S PURPOSES which is why heaven is His throne and the earth His footstool. LIKE WINDS BEING DOCTRINES, THE CONCEPT OF WINDS CARRIES WITH IT THE CONCEPT OF DOCTRINES, AND PEOPLE WHO ONLY HAVE AN EARTHLY UNDERSTANDING, ONLY SEE WINDS, THEY DON’T SEE BEYOND THAT. PEOPLE THINK OF THE EARTHLY SABBATH AS PARAMOUNT AND AS THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS, NOT AS SOMETHING THAT SYMBOLIZES WHAT IS TO COME. THEY THINK OF THIS AS THE THING IN ITSELF, AND THIS TAKES THE HEAVENLY ASPECT OUT OF IT AND THEY TAKE IT TO THE EARTHLY MEANING ONLY. ONCE YOU MAKE AN IDOL OUT OF A CONCEPT, YOU ARE NOT RELATING TO THE TRUE MEANING OF IT. WHEN IT TALKS ABOUT BUILDING A TEMPLE THEY FOCUS ON THE EARTHLY TEMPLE (A LITERAL BUILDING) AND THEY MISS THAT THEY ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD. Because THEY see with their ONLY WITH THEIR earthly VISION OR PERSPECTIVE OF GOD’S WORD WHEN READING SCRIPTURES, THEY HAVE SEVERED THEIR SELVES FROM GOD/higher meaning/heavenly meaning, AND THEY ARE DOING IT ALL IN VAIN.

MOREOVER, HE AGAIN SAYS, “BEHOLD, THEY WHO HAVE CAST DOWN THIS TEMPLE, EVEN THEY SHALL BUILD IT UP AGAIN.” IT HAS SO HAPPENED. FOR THROUGH THEIR GOING TO WAR, IT WAS DESTROYED BY THEIR ENEMIES;

THIS DATES THE DOCUMENT TO A TIME AFTER THE ACTUAL TEMPLE BUILDING WAS DESTROYED. SO AROUND AD 70 WAS WHEN THIS PART OF THE DOCUMENT WAS WRITTEN. THE TEMPLE BEing DESTROYED AND THEm TRYING TO BUILDING IT UP AGAIN, IS ONLY UNDERSCORING THE FACT THAT THEY ARE STILL LOOKING AT IT WRONG. THEY ARE STILL IN THE EARTHLY UNDERSTANDING OF GOD’S WORD. JESUS SAID YOU ARE GOING TO TEAR DOWN THIS TEMPLE AND I WILL BUILD IT BACK UP IN THREE DAYS.

AND NOW: THEY, AS THE SERVANTS OF THEIR ENEMIES, SHALL REBUILD IT. AGAIN, IT WAS REVEALED THAT THE CITY AND THE TEMPLE AND THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL WERE TO BE GIVEN UP. FOR THE SCRIPTURE SAITH, “AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THE LAST DAYS, THAT THE LORD WILL DELIVER UP THE SHEEP OF HIS PASTURE, AND THEIR SHEEP-FOLD AND TOWER, TO DESTRUCTION.” AND IT SO HAPPENED AS THE LORD HAD SPOKEN.

THIS IS A REFERENCE TO THE BOOK OF ENOCH and HE IS verifying THAT THE BOOK OF ENOCH IS SCRIPTURE. BARNABAS LIKE JUDE IS SAYING THAT ENOCH AND HIS TEACHINGS ARE PART OF GOD’S WORD AND WERE ACCEPTED IN THE CHURCH ERA. This was accepted by people who handed scripture down to us and not accepted by people who took over the church.

LET US INQUIRE, THEN, IF THERE STILL IS A TEMPLE OF GOD. THERE IS-WHERE HE HIMSELF DECLARED HE WOULD MAKE AND FINISH IT.

Note here that God is making the temple, not men. The temple is again within us.

FOR IT IS WRITTEN, “AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, WHEN THE WEEK IS COMPLETED, THE TEMPLE OF GOD SHALL BE BUILT IN GLORY IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.”

This is a reference from the Book of Enoch as well which is likely why this book was also removed from the Biblical accepted text. Pharasitic Judaism and the Sadducees did not accept those books that referenced Enoch.

I FIND, THEREFORE, THAT A TEMPLE DOES EXIST. LEARN, THEN, HOW IT SHALL BE BUILT IN THE NAME OF THE LORD. BEFORE WE BELIEVED IN GOD, THE HABITATION OF OUR HEART WAS CORRUPT AND WEAK, AS BEING INDEED LIKE A TEMPLE MADE WITH HANDS. FOR IT WAS FULL OF IDOLATRY, AND WAS A HABITATION OF DEMONS, THROUGH OUR DOING SUCH THINGS AS WERE OPPOSED TO [THE WILL OF] GOD. BUT IT SHALL BE BUILT, OBSERVE YE, IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, IN ORDER THAT THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD MAY BE BUILT IN GLORY. HOW? LEARN [AS FOLLOWS]. HAVING RECEIVED THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, AND PLACED OUR TRUST IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, WE HAVE BECOME NEW CREATURES, FORMED AGAIN FROM THE BEGINNING. WHEREFORE IN OUR HABITATION GOD TRULY DWELLS IN US.

WE are His temple, we are His house, and we are what He has built. It is only when we have our hearts renewed and we dwell on the heavenly level, can He then indwell in us. A lie is no part of the truth, and as long as we believe a lie, God cannot act through us in the ultimate sense. He can always act through wicked people like He did Pharaoh, but if He wants to use you to reveal Himself in the proper ways, you have to be changed. This happens on the spiritual Sabbath in the millennium. As stated above, no man can enter into the temple of God, until the appointed time. Those willing to be changed and seeking God will be changed.

HOW? HIS WORD OF FAITH; HIS CALLING OF PROMISE; THE WISDOM OF THE STATUTES; THE COMMANDS OF THE DOCTRINE; HE HIMSELF PROPHESYING IN US; HE HIMSELF DWELLING IN US; OPENING TO US WHO WERE ENSLAVED BY DEATH THE DOORS OF THE TEMPLE, THAT IS, THE MOUTH; AND BY GIVING US REPENTANCE INTRODUCED US INTO THE INCORRUPTIBLE TEMPLE. HE THEN, WHO WISHES TO BE SAVED, LOOKS NOT TO MAN, BUT TO HIM WHO DWELLETH IN HIM, AND SPEAKETH IN HIM, AMAZED AT NEVER HAVING EITHER HEARD HIM UTTER SUCH WORDS WITH HIS MOUTH, NOR HIMSELF HAVING EVER DESIRED TO HEAR THEM. THIS IS THE SPIRITUAL TEMPLE BUILT FOR THE LORD.

The bowls of God’s wrath (Rev 16: 1-21)
(1st) Bowl -A noisome and grievous sore (Rev 16 )

16And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. 2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshiped his image.

Again, the temple is us, so this is the true message of God coming from the people of God. The beast is the institution and the mark is its teachings and you participate in it when you perpetuate (ritualistic/religious doings) it. The sore is a disease of the flesh, which is lower meanings/earthly teachings. So this is all earthly thinking, seeing the temple as a building and not you, or the Sabbath as the earthly understanding of Sabbath and not the eternal. They read the scriptures that way, not recognizing the heavenly. Those which had the mark of the beast are those that worshiped his image, which is the teaching of the canon.   Those that basically say we are the ones that determine what is true, everything comes through us. It’s a form of idolatry, because it’s like saying I worship these men and the decisions that they have made along with the teaching they have come up with, that is what your faith is truly in.

(2nd) Bowl
-The sea became as the blood of a dead man (Rev 16:3)

3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

The sea is like we discussed before, God’s people, the true church. There were people in the church who had the higher level meaning, they were persecuted, cast out, killed, and started just doing what everyone else did. These people had the living understanding and they spiritually died. This is the dying of the Mystery of God, in the church so this is the second part of the falling away of the church/Christianity from the truth. There were people that could have made a difference and chose not to do so or they were killed. Jesus said if they persecuted me they will persecute you as well, so if you speak the heavenly understanding and teachings, get ready to be cast out or persecuted in some form. The truth becomes dead so the church becomes dead, and those that have the understanding begin to get phased out.

(3rd) Bowl
-Rivers and fountains of water became blood (Rev 16:4-7)

4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood5 And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. 6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. 7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

The waters are God’s Word and rivers being God’s Word passed down through time, so this would be like, the 24 books and a few of the books handed down by the apostles. The fountains of water, came up out of nowhere, the engrafted word, or the Apocryphal books. These too became blood and died off.

To understand something on the heavenly level, you don’t need an image/canon to do it for you, or a man of the cloth/preacher to do it for you, you just need the Holy Spirit to let you see the truth. It’s hard to wipe away what you have always learned as truth and realize its false, but the beauty of God’s Word when you let the Holy Spirit guide you is so different because it’s the truth and, because you are depending wholly on God. like Adam and Eve and Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob did they didn’t have a Bible or man of the cloth around to guide them nor did they need them. You don’t need a church to tell you what is and what isn’t valid, when you understand prophecy, you can look at a book and say this is prophecy. You can use the same keys in the book of Enoch, the Gospel of James, the Apocrypha, and the canonical Gospels.

The people of the age of antichrist, are not able to read it, so it is blood to them, basically the word taken from the heavenly meaning. The scriptures passed down through time, were misunderstood so they became blood.

There were people in the sea (church) that were still alive (knowing the truth of God’s Word), but they didn’t listen to them. They did this in the face of knowledge that they were then denying. Diotrephes knew who John was, but he was willing to turn away John from his own church. God is telling us that He is not bad, this happened because they rejected His truth, and they did it knowingly.

The waters became blood, so the saints and the prophets were killed. The blood they have now to drink is the earthly understanding and teachings, because they are worthy, as they have made the choice to knowingly turn against the truth.

The saints were under the alter so the voice that comes out of the alter is speaking for the saints. These people died and they knew why they died, they didn’t blame God, they blamed people.

(Matthew 23:34-35 – Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from blood of righteous Able unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the alter.)

They killed them, crucified them, and if they weren’t killed they were abused and chased because they were men that brought the truth to the people. They knew they were right and wanted to cover it up so that they could control things and teach what they wanted.

(2 Thessalonians 2 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

The day of Christ is a single day (to God a thousand years) which is the millennium, and the coming of Christ is the heavenly understanding, so this millennium is at hand.

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.)

For this cause they shall be given a strong delusion that they shall believe a lie, this is justifying the use of that lower level meaning, as he has given them blood to drink. The lie is the earthly level meaning with the heavenly level meaning removed. This is so that all might be condemned to believe not the truth and had pleasure in unrighteousness, so they had some worldly reason for rejecting the truth. This could be done for power, money, or other selfish reasons. Jesus even spoke about the scribes and Pharisees and how they walked around in long robes and loved being called rabbi from the people, and they exalted themselves above the teachings of God, even God Himself.

We are bound to give thanks always…These people believe in the truth and understand the truth as those who wish to believe a lie and have pleasure in unrighteousness are, Going from the Jesus level understanding which the fleshly/earthly level, and to the Christ level understanding which is the Spiritual/heavenly level. Those who were given it by word were those in Jesus day, and those who would be getting it by Epistle might be getting it through prophecy. No matter if you are learning at the beginning of the age or the end of it. The hope is for that which is to come, not presently, they did this for us, so we would be able to rediscover the truth.       

(4th) Bowl
-Upon the sun to scorch men with fire (Rev 16:8-9)

8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. 9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

They repented not to give Him glory, this sounds like Thyatira. There is still a way and time to come back to the truth and they did not do it. The plagues that are in this book are for those who take away from or add to this book. They not loving the truth, they believed in the lower level meaning and loved a lie.

The sun scorched them, the sun (true light) is the word of God, and the moon (lesser light) would be the blood of the word. They see themselves as god’s agents/mediators on earth between God and man to carry out His will, and they speak of God and of His Holiness, but they are breathing out a false higher level meaning. This meaning is burdensome, damaging, and destructive to people. Which is why religion causes so much war and hate. (Everything makes so much more sense now doesn’t it?) So the Jesus they give you is like their sun, not the true sun, it’s not like the women that was clothed in the higher level meaning or the angel whose face was like the sun, but a scorching sun a punishing sun, a false heavenly interpretation.

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Matthew 20:12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

Matthew 23: 1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 2Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: 3All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. 4For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues.

(5th) Bowl
-Darkness upon the seat of the beast; pain and sores (Rev 16:10-11) 

10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, 11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

The Pharisees sit in the seat of Moses, but they are not of Moses, because if they had believed in Moses, they would have believed in Christ. The one seated in the temple of God is the false prophet/son of lawlessness/antichrist, which is basically the beast that comes up out of the earth and reigns for the 2000 years. They know that their days are numbered and their judgment is coming and that they cannot prevail. They are well aware they are condemned; they are tortured because of this knowledge of being judged. They are blaspheming Him by replacing Him with the god of the earth. The pains and the sores are again because of the false teachings that bring hate and burdens on them.

Again, this is like the people who see the day of the Sabbath but only the day and not the spiritual Eternal aspect of it, the heavenly meaning is rejected here. The darkness is the earthly without the heavenly. This is why you see a lot in the music industry, with the illuminati, with Satanists, where they will cover one eye. They are refusing to see with the spiritual heavenly sight, and only seeing with the earthly meaning or sight. They have created a language to one another with signs and symbols like this. The sad part is they know they are covering up the truth, even to this day. Lucifer has BUILT his kingdom on the basis of suppressing the God of heaven, and supplanting and putting himself in the seat of the temple which are people’s hearts. Another example is The pyramid which a symbol that he (Satan) is at the top of and all others fall underneath him, which is why symbolism is so important to them. These things define their theology.

(6th)Bowl
-Upon the great river Euphrates (Rev 16:12-16)

12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

Anytime north, south, east, or west is used it stands for:
North – has to do with God
South – has to do with the kingdom of darkness/Hades/the devil
East – the beginning of time/earlier
West – later in time

The earlier kingdoms (kings of the east) require that the Euphrates must be dried up, which is the water of God’s word. The water being dried up means the word gets destroyed. This happens so that the beast that was wounded can live again, the institution can recreate itself. This would the apocryphal and pseudepigraphal books or ancient books.

The dragon gave its power to the beast/false prophet that came up out of the earth that had the two horns and the appearance of the lamb/antichrist. The frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon is symbolic.

Acts of John Chapter 20 …And when he had set them in the midst of the market-place before all the people, in the sight of the apostle he made them drink the poison: and as soon as they had drunk it, they gave up the ghost. Then Aristodemus turned to John and said: Hearken to me and depart from thy teaching wherewith thou callest away the people from the worship of the gods; or take and drink this, that thou mayest show that thy God is almighty, if after thou hast drunk, thou canst remain whole. Then the blessed John, as they lay dead which had drunk the poison, like a fearless and brave man took the cup, and making the sign of the cross, spake thus: My God, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whose word the heavens were established, unto whom all things are subject, whom all creation serveth, whom all power obeyeth, feareth, and trembleth, when we call on thee for succour: whose name the serpent hearing is still, the dragon fleeth, the viper is quiet, the toad (which is called a frog) is still and strengthless, the scorpion is quenched, the basilisk vanquished, and the phalangia (spider) doth no hurt -in a word, all venomous things, and the fiercest reptiles and noisome beasts, are pierced (or covered with darkness). [Ps.- Mellitus adds: and all roots hurtful to the health of men dry up.] Do thou, I say, quench the venom of this poison, put out the deadly workings thereof, and void it of the strength which it hath in it: and grant in thy sight unto all these whom thou hast created, eyes that they may see, and ears that they may hear and a heart that they may understand thy greatness.

The frog is poisonous, and of the three unclean spirits. There is an old saying that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. If you notice all the religions though they are different and even some are sort of the same (all Christian religions/denominations) are all against God, all the leaders of all these religions are trying to culminate into one religion. This is why God told me that religion is the beguilement of His people. This means that true Christians are about to be met with a worldwide singular religion. Satan is doing this to bring all of them together so that when the elect come at the end of time, they will attempt to do battle against them (to battle against the great day) to prevail, be he already knows he has been defeated.

So it’s like his sole purpose has to be simply to do this to harm mankind all he can, since he is unable to defeat or harm God. All the so-called conspiracies of today seem to be pointing right at satan.

15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

Armageddon is Megiddo. This will likely be a physical and spiritual war.

(7th) Bowl
-Into the air (Rev 16:17-21)

17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

Satan is the prince of the power of the air. We are the temple, so this voice comes from the elect. Where it says from the throne, this is referring to God. It is ready and COMPLETE; everything is just waiting for the great voice of the elect to sound.

18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.

There were voices or teachings or secret languages, the judgments are the thunders and the lightnings from heaven. There is a great earthquake that shakes all the traditions of humanity. So the earthly teachings get exposed and torn apart.

19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

The great city is Babylon and it was divided up into three parts. The three parts, I believe have to do with the three pillars, which is also the time, times, and half a time, and the current time is the pillar or age of John.

20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

The island is in the water, which has to do with secularism in the church, them fleeing of fear because they could no longer maintain their notion that there is no God.

The mountains are the kingdoms founded upon the earth and they represent something like a pyramid, those held less important or lower being towards the bottom and the higher up or more important or most powerful are all at the top. The mountains not being found or melting away like what is stated in Enoch, means that the earthly institution teachings no longer stand.

The great hail is God’s word in solid form, this would be painful, and it falls upon those that are to be judged. This would be the spiritual aspect of the battle of Armageddon. People will still fight against God even though they have no position to even fight against God and He has shown Himself to them.

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Smyrna (Rev 2:8-11)

(2nd) Smyrna (Rev 2:8-11)

[8]And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write: These things says the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

[9]I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

[10] Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days: be you faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.

[11] He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches; He that overcomes shall not be hurt of the second death.

Smyrna Notes:
He has nothing bad to say about the church at Smyrna, they haven’t left their first love. Rev. 20:6 He is promising them that they shall not be hurt by the second death, they are promised life if they overcome the trials of the devil. These people are willing to die and suffer poverty for God, their first Love, and Jesus said they are spiritually rich. They were faithful unto death. Satan is trying to infiltrate the church first with false apostles, scribes, and Pharisees. These are the ones who have taken the books from us that we were warned not to forget. You can read in the books that Peter, Paul, and Jude wrote, and they reference the books of Adam and Eve (Paul quotes), Assumption of Moses, Ahikar, Judith, Tobit, Jasher, Enoch (Jude quotes), Gospel of Thomas, Jubilees, and many others. The religious authorities have taken the keys of knowledge and have hidden them, which is what Jesus says in Luke, as well as in the Gospel of Thomas.

We have to fight for the faith that was in the beginning. The accepted Canon is still the Word of God, but it is not the full Word, it lacks the keys. The institution has sacrificed God’s Word to the idols of religion. They took the power and enslaved you because they took the canon and told you that this book is in and this book is out and if you speak against it you are a heretic. God will let you see with your spiritual eyes and hear with your spiritual ears, to see past the lies of these false apostles.

Even through everything already spoken of and that will be spoken of through this dive into Revelation, these passages confirm that Jesus is walking with us through the ages, He never forsakes us. He is no different than who He was in the beginning. He sticks with all these church ages, even though they do things that they shouldn’t. What I mighty loving God we serve.

The Apocryphon of James

 

Translated by Ron Cameron

The Apocryphon of James, also known by the translation of its title – the Secret Book of James, is a pseudonymous text amongst the New Testament apocrypha. It describes the secret teachings of Jesus to Peter and James, given after the Resurrection but before the Ascension. A major theme is that one must accept suffering as inevitable. The prominence of James and Peter suggest that the work originated in the Jewish Christian community. It shows no dependence on canonical texts, and was probably written in the mid-to-late 2nd century. It has Gnostic affinities but can’t be attributed to any Gnostic sect, and some scholars rule that it’s not Gnostic at all.

 

James writes to you. Peace be with you from Peace, love from Love, grace from Grace, faith from Faith, life from Holy Life!

Since you asked me to send you a secret book which was revealed to me and Peter (that is, the Jews and the Christians across time to the Elect) by the Lord, I could neither refuse you nor speak directly to you, (He could not refuse because it was meant for those to come, and he could not speak directly because he had been commanded to encode it with these keys) but I have written it in Hebrew letters and have sent it to you – and to you alone. (Meaning by Hebrew that James signifies the Jews, and to you alone means that only one whose heart has been prepared by God could understand it.) But inasmuch as you are a minister of the salvation of the saints, endeavor earnestly and take care not to recount this book to many – this which the Savior did not desire to recount to all of us, his twelve disciples. But blessed are those who will be saved through faith in this discourse. (The Elect, who will interpret it.)

Now I sent you ten months ago another secret book with the Savior revealed to me. But that one you are to regard in this manner, as revealed to me, James. (The Jews alone, in all likelihood, rather than to James and Peter – meaning that what was then revealed pertained only to the Jews, but this is directed toward both Jews and Christians.)

 

Now the twelve disciples were sitting all together at the same time, and, remembering what the Savior had said to each one of them, whether secretly or openly, they were setting it down in books. (there are secret books and secrets in the open books as well.) And I was writing what was in my book – lo, the Savior appeared, after he had departed from us while we gazed at him. And five hundred and fifty days after he arose from the dead, we said to him: “Have you gone and departed from us?” (In standard Biblical numerology five means grace, ten represents completion, and eleven, destruction, so 550 (5x10x11) probably indicates the time of destruction, and the time of complete grace – symbolically speaking. In other words, at the end of the age.)

And Jesus said: “No, but I shall go to the place from which I have come. If you desire to come with me, come.” (That is – if they desire to follow the word.)

They all answered and said: “If you bid us, we’ll come.”

He said: “Truly I say to you, no one ever will enter the Kingdom of Heaven if I bid him, but rather because you yourselves are full. (Of the spirit) Let me have James and Peter (The Jews and the Church), in order that I may fill them.” And when he called these two, he took them aside, and commanded the rest to busy themselves with that with which they had been busy.

The Savior said; “You (the Jews and Christians) have received mercy.(7 lines missing) Do you not desire, then, to be filled? (with the Spirit) And is your heart drunk? Do you not desire, then, to be sober? Therefore, be ashamed! And now, waking or sleeping, remember that you have seen the Son of Man, and with him you have spoken, and to him you have listened. Woe to those who have seen the Son of Man! Blessed are those who have not seen the Man, and who have not consorted with him, and who have not spoken with him, and who have not listened to anything from him. Yours is life! (In other words it is the Jews and Christians who will bear the brunt of His anger at His return, and those who were not given the knowledge will then understand Him as He should have been understood all along.) Know, therefore, that he healed you when you were ill, in order that you might reign. Woe to those who have rested from their illness, because they will relapse again into illness! (The illness is religion.) Blessed are those who have not been ill, and have known rest (The truth about the Kingdom – the mystery) before they became ill. Yours is the Kingdom of God! Therefore I say to you, become full (of the Spirit) and leave no place within you empty, since the Coming One is able to mock you.” (With the Scriptures)

Then Peter (The Church) answered: “Lord, three times you have said to us ‘Become full’, but we are full.” (The three times corresponds to the three times the Church was approached by ‘the word’ and denied that the Apocryphal books were God’s words; the 4th, 17th, and 21st centuries.)

The Lord answered and said: “Therefore I say unto you, become full (of the Spirit), in order that you may not be diminished (in the Spirit). Those who are (spiritually) diminished, however, will not be saved. For fullness (of Spirit) is good and diminution (in Spirit) is bad. Therefore, just as it is good for you to be diminished (in reason) and, on the other hand, bad for you to be filled (with reason), so also the one who is full (of reason) is diminished (in Spirit); and the one who is diminished (in Spirit) is not filled (Spiritually) as the one who is diminished is filled, and the one who is full, for his part, brings his sufficiency to completion.

Therefore, it is fitting to be diminished while you can still be filled, and to be filled while it is still possible to be diminished, in order that you can fill yourselves the more.

Therefore become full of the spirit but be diminished of reason. For reason is of the soul; and it is soul.”

And I answered, and said to him: “Lord, we can obey you if you wish. For we have forsaken our forefathers and our mothers and our villages and have followed you. Grant us, therefore, not to be tempted by the wicked Devil.”

The Lord answered and said: “What is your merit when you do the will of the Father if it is not given to you by him as a gift, while you are tempted by Satan? (The Church and to a lesser extent the Jews of the early Church would have liked to have been delivered from Satan’s clutches. The Jews fell prey to the Devil because they could not accept the messiah who did not rescue them from the Romans, and the Church fell prey because she could not accept the word of God in its entirety. Both seem convinced of their own righteousness, but Jesus lets them know that God will rectify both dilemmas but as a gift – while they are caught in their errors, being tempted by Satan, thereby setting up the final test of their virtue: whether caught in their errors they will convert, or remain lost as he makes clear by saying) But if you are oppressed by Satan and are persecuted and you do the Father’s will (i.e.—repent and convert), I say that he will love you and will make you equal with me and will consider that you have become beloved through his providence according to your free choice. Will you not cease, then, being lovers of the flesh and being afraid of sufferings? (In other words, the Devil has them right where he wants them – in relative comfort and enjoying worldliness.) Or do you not know that you have not yet been mistreated and have not yet been accused unjustly, nor have you yet been shut up in prison, nor have you yet been condemned lawlessly, nor have you yet been crucified without reason, nor have you yet been buried shamefully, as was I myself (the Word of God), by the evil one? (But anyone who takes this position will go through all of these things, since the Word ‘yet’ lets us know this is the price of conversion, as He goes on to explain.) Do you dare to spare the flesh, you for whom the spirit is an encircling wall? If you contemplate the world, how long it is before you and also how long it is after you, you will find that your life is one single day and your sufferings, one single hour. For the good will not enter the world. (That is—the Spirit is incompatible with worldliness.) Scorn death (worldliness), therefore, and take concern for life. Remember my cross and my death and you will live.”

And I answered and said to him: “Lord, do not mention to us the cross and the death, for they are far from you.” (They didn’t understand about the Word) The Lord answered and said: “Truly I say to you, none will be saved unless they believe in my cross. But those who have believed in my cross, theirs is the Kingdom of God. Therefore, become seekers for death (unless they are willing to die to their beliefs, they will not live, but those who are willing will live,) just as the dead who seek for life, for that which they seek is revealed to them. (The Elect, who believe in the hidden Scriptures that were ‘killed’.) And what is there to concern them? (For they, who have no stake in any prior religious affiliation, there will be little or no problem accepting this.) When you turn yourselves towards death, it will make known to you election. In truth I say to you, none of those who are afraid of death will be saved. For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who have put themselves to death. (When their ‘reason’ diminishes, and they become full.) Become better than I; make yourselves like the son of the Holy Spirit.”

Then I questioned him: “Lord how may we prophesy to those who ask us to prophesy to them? For there are many who ask us and who look to us to hear an oracle from us.” (They are unable to understand, or to interpret the Scriptures.) The Lord answered and said: “Do you not know that the head of prophecy was cut off with John?” (The Baptist, who represents the hidden books of Scripture, which were cut off; the ones that will herald His second coming.) And I said: “Lord, it is not possible to remove the head of prophecy, is it?” (We know what we are talking about don’t we?)

The Lord said to me: “When you come to know what ‘head’ is, and that prophecy issues from the head, then understand what is the meaning of ‘Its head was removed’. (These are the faculties of seeing, hearing, and speaking, which along with understanding, are all requisites for revealing the mysteries in the Scriptures. John’s head was cut off because his condemnation of adultery in high places engendered hatred and a wicked scheme on the part of Herodias’ wife, who through lust, social pressure, and a rash oath, brought about his demise.) I first spoke with you in parables, and you did not understand. Now, in turn, I speak with you openly, and you do not perceive. But it is you who were to me a parable in parables and what is apparent in what are open. (By a parable within parables He means that though they searched for the meaning of the parables, they were, in fact, themselves the subject of the parables, although they wouldn’t ever catch on until He disclosed it to them – such as this very letter is a parable about them without their having realized it yet. The interpretation is open, and the words are open – and always have been.)

“Be zealous to be saved without being urged. Rather, be ready on your own and, if possible, go before me. For thus the Father will love you. (Be quick to repent and convert, and like John the Baptist, go before Him to proclaim the good news of His second Coming. Do not wait until judgment comes at last.)

“Become haters of hypocrisy and evil thought. For it is thought which gives birth to hypocrisy, but hypocrisy is far from the truth.

“Let not the Kingdom of Heaven wither away. (By evil thought and hypocrisy.)For it is like a date palm shoot whose fruits poured down around it. It put forth leaves and, when they budded, they caused the productivity of the date palm to dry up. Thus it is also with the fruit which came from this single root; when the fruit was picked, fruits were collected by many harvesters. It would indeed be good if it were possible to produce these new plants now; for then you would find the Kingdom. (The date is a fruit, so it has a seed inside. The seed, when planted will bring forth another palm. Therefore there would have to be a passage of a considerable amount of time before another harvest. The leaves, the unfruitful growth of theology and organization within early Christianity, took all of the energy that was intended for fruitage, and diverted it, thereby withering the tree. This is also a paradigm for Jesus ‘death’ and His going away. This is all a part of His plan of salvation.)

“Since I have been glorified in this manner before this time, why do you all restrain me when I am eager to go? You have constrained me to remain with you eighteen more days for the sake of the parables. (During and after the second century, the tide of opinion began to turn against so-called apocryphal books, and ‘heresies’, which if they are essential in understanding the mysteries could explain the eighteen days – that is the eighteen hundred years that have since elapsed, and for the sake of parables – this would represent the time of harvest; when they realize that they are themselves the subject of the parables.) It sufficed for some persons to pay attention to the teaching and understand ‘The Shepherds’ and ‘The Seed’ and ‘The Building’ and ‘The

Lamps of the Virgins’ and ‘The Wage of the Workers’ and ‘The Double Drachma’ and ‘The Woman’. (I won’t attempt to interpret any of these here, but it is clear that while some people both paid attention to those parables and understood them, the Jews and Church did not. In another of my works, The Hidden Treasure, I expound some parables, and demonstrated that the mystery of the Kingdom would be lost and eventually rediscovered, and that bound up in it would be the re-establishment of the truth as contained in both the canonical and apocryphal books. So if some understood, then the Church would itself be responsible for its loss. This is why Jesus exhorts them to become eager about the Word.) “Become zealous about the Word. For the Word’s first condition is faith; the second is love; the third is works. Now from these comes life. For the Word is like a grain of wheat. When someone sowed it, he believed in it; and when it sprouted, he loved it, because he looked forward to many grains in the place of one; and when he worked it, he was saved, because he prepared it for food. Again he left some grains to sow. Thus it is also possible for you all to receive the Kingdom of Heaven: unless you receive it through knowledge, you will not be able to find it. (I, for one, can vouch for this principle, since the only way I was able to arrive at these conclusions was to believe in these books, love them, and work with them. And now I am about to bear fruit and eat.)

Therefore I say to you, be sober. Do not go astray. And many times I have said to you all together – and also to you alone, James. (He came to the Jews first.) I have said – ‘Be saved!’ And I have commanded you to follow me, and I have taught you the response in the presence of the rulers. (The Archons, the fallen angels, who are also known as the Watchers.) Observe that I have descended, and I have spoken, and I have troubled myself, and I have received my crown, when I saved you. For I have descended to dwell with you in order that you also may dwell with me. And when I found that your houses had no ceilings over them, I dwelt in houses which would be able to receive me when I descended. (The Elect Ones who are to come will both believe and receive the word.)

“Therefore, obey me, my brothers. Understand what the great light is. The Father does not need me. For a father does not need a son, but it is the son who needs the father. To him I am going, for the Father of the Son is not in need of you. (Meaning religious institutions.)

 

“Pay attention to the Word. (Don’t ignore those that will be sent to you.)Understand Knowledge. (Believe the interpretations they give.) Love Life. (Faith, Love, and works.) And no one will persecute you, nor will any one oppress you, other than you yourselves. (Meaning the churches and the synagogues will, but that is why he says that we are to lose our lives if we are to find them.) “O you wretched! O you unfortunates! O you dissemblers of the truth! O you falsifiers of knowledge! O you sinners against the spirit! Do you even now dare to listen (To the Elect), when it behooved you to speak from the beginning? Do you even now dare to sleep (allow reason to block the truth from you), when it behooved you to be awake from the beginning, in order that the Kingdom of Heaven might receive you? In truth I say to you, it is easier for a holy one to sink into defilement, and for a man of light to sink into darkness, than for you to reign – or even not to reign!

I have remembered your tears and your grief and your sorrow. They are far from us.

Now, then, you who are outside the inheritance of the Father, weep where it behooves you and grieve and proclaim that which is good, since the Son is ascending appropriately. In truth I say to you, had it been to those who would listen to me that I was sent, and had it been with them that I was to speak, I would have never descended upon the earth. And now, then, be ashamed on account of them.

“Behold, I shall depart from you. I am going and I do not desire to remain with you any longer – just as you yourselves have not desired. Now, then, follow me quickly. (Here he is talking to those who will convert – that they should do so without hesitation.)

Therefore I say to you, for your sake I have descended. You are the beloved; you are those who will become a cause of life for many. Beseech the Father. Implore God often, and he will give to you.

 Blessed is the one who has seen you with him when he is proclaimed among the angels and glorified among the saints. (The Father, who has used them despite their faults as a means of salvation to all who will repent, and accept the truth.) Yours is life! Rejoice and be glad as children of God. Keep his will in order that you may be saved. Take reproof from me and save yourselves. I intercede on your behalf with the Father, and he will forgive you much.”

And when we (Christians and Jews) heard these things, we became elated, for we had been depressed on account of what we had said earlier. (They were no longer depress because when they perceived that God had used their errors as a means of salvation, they lost sight of the gravity of their sins.) Now when he saw our rejoicing, he said: “Woe to you who are in want of an advocate! Woe to you who are in need of grace! (Many among them will imagine that since good will come as a result of their rejection of Christ, that their stubbornness will automatically be overlooked, but Jesus is letting them know that a sincere repentance is still necessary, and that they should bring forth fruit worthy of repentance by saying:) Blessed are those who have spoken freely and have produced grace for themselves. Make yourselves like strangers (to the Kingdom!); of what sort are they in the estimation of your city? (As strangers.) Why are you troubled when you oust yourselves of your own accord and depart from your city? (They abandoned their place in the Kingdom in order to establish their own.) Why do you abandon your dwelling place of your own accord, readying it for those who desire to dwell in it? (By “readying it for those who desire to dwell in it,” he means that because all of this is spelled out in parabolic language – in no uncertain terms – once the mystery is realized, that is, revealed to the world by the Father, everything they have done, or failed to do will mean the end of them and the beginning for a new people who through faith in God’s total power will be able to usher in the Kingdom at last.)O you exiles and fugitives! Woe to you, because you will be caught!

Or perhaps you imagine that the Father is a lover of humanity? (That is He somehow intends for the world to remain as it is now.) Or that he is persuaded by prayers? (That is, prayers that reflect such a view.) Or that he is gracious to one on behalf of another? Or that he bears with one who seeks? (For fleshly things, as he goes on to explain.) For he knows the desire and also that which the flesh needs. Because it is not the flesh which yearns for the soul. For without the soul the body does not sin, just as the soul is not saved without the Spirit. But if the soul is saved when it is without evil, and if the spirit also is saved, then the body becomes sinless. For it is the spirit which animates the soul, but it is the body which kills it – that is, it is the soul which kills itself. Truly I say to you, the Father will not forgive the sin of the soul at all, nor the guilt of the flesh. For none of those who have worn the flesh will be saved. For do you imagine that many have found the Kingdom of Heaven? (If the Kingdom of God is within us, as it says in Luke, and this corruptibility must put on incorruptibility as Paul says then we shouldn’t be too surprised at these statements. He is still addressing Peter and James here, and He also called reason ‘soul’ earlier, so he might also be referring to ‘fleshly’ reason as opposed to spiritual intuition.) Blessed is the one who has seen himself as a fourth one in Heaven.” (Jesus has already indicated that we should become ‘greater’ than Him, and he also tells us in the canonical tradition that we shall do greater things than He did because He went to the Father, so if He is counted as One in Heaven, along with the Father and Holy Spirit, then apparently it is His desire that we should become like Him. If we recognize the authority He has given us as a new people, then we know His will, become, as it were, His friends, who know what the Master is doing, thereby seeing Him as He is, and thus becoming like Him.)

When we heard these things, we became distressed. Now when he saw that we were distressed, he said: “This is why I say this to you, that you may know yourselves. (And not, as if were, to frighten them with condemnation.) For the Kingdom of Heaven is like an ear of grain (life) which sprouted in a field (The Scriptures, which were in the world). And when it ripened (during the early church age), it scattered its fruit (life) and, in turn, filled the field (the Scriptures) with ears of grain (life) for another year (the end of the age – the harvest of the world). You also: be zealous to reap for yourselves an ear of life, in order that you may be filled with the Kingdom. (Which is within.)

“As long as I am with you, give heed to me and obey me. But when I am to depart from you, remember me. (That is, after He has gone, remember that He is the Word.) And remember me because I was with you without your knowing me. (They did not know the word of God, even though it was in their presence as the hidden books.) Blessed are those who have known me. (Because they could reveal it to the world.) Woe to those who have heard and have not believed! Blessed are those who have not seen but have had faith (this is us!!)! (Because when they do see, they will believe all the more, whereas the others did not.)

“And once again I persuade you. (At the end of the age.) For I am revealed to you building a house which is very valuable to you (Those who believe and convert), since you take shelter under it; in the same way it will be able to support the house of your neighbors when theirs is in danger of falling. (Again, meaning the Churches and the Synagogues.) In truth I say to you, woe to those on behalf of whom I was sent down to this place! Blessed are those who are to ascend to the Father. Again I reprove you. You who are (in positions of power and authority), make yourselves like those who are not, in order that you may come to be with those who are not.

“Let not the Kingdom of Heaven become desolate among you. Do not become arrogant on account of the light which illumines. (Realize that God is the one who has brought this about, so no one should become too proud because of his or her revelations.) Rather, become to yourselves in this manner, as

I am to you. For I have placed myself under the curse, in order that you may be saved.

And Peter answered to this and said: “Sometimes you urge us on to the Kingdom of

Heaven, and other times you turn us away, Lord. Sometimes you persuade us and impel us to faith and promise us life, and other times you expel us from the Kingdom of Heaven.” (The Church doesn’t realize that the blessing is founded upon a curse.) And the Lord answered and said to us: “I have given you faith many times. Moreover, I have revealed myself to you, James (the Jews), and you have not known me. (The Jews never accepted Christ.) Again, now I see you rejoicing many times. And when you are elated over the promise of life, are you nevertheless glum? And are you distressed when you are taught about the Kingdom?

But you through faith and knowledge have received life. (They are looking at it the wrong way, as a threat rather than as a blessing, and therefore become defensive, and are tempted to reject these things, as He goes on to explain.) Therefore, scorn rejection when you hear it, but, when you hear the promise, (as in this very moment, when you are hearing it) be the more glad. In truth I say to you, the one who will receive life and

Philippians 4:13I have strength for all things in him that gives me power.Matthew 19.26But Jesus, looking on [them], said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

believe in the Kingdom will never leave it – not even if the Father desires to banish him! (Because of Christ dying for us this is possible. All things are possible with Christ. Phil 4:13; Matt. 19:26) (This promise is so blinding, that God Himself will not break it for any reason whatsoever. He says this so that our hearts may take comfort and approach without fear.)

These things I shall say to you for the present. But now I shall ascend to the place from which I have come. But you, when I was eager to go, have driven me (the Word) out, and, instead of your accompanying me, you have pursued me. (Instead of preserving the mystery, they rejected it; and instead of preserving the hidden books, they destroyed and discredited them; and even though they were written in such a way that they ought to be misunderstood until the proper time, Jesus seems to be saying that they should have at least tried to understand and preserve them.) But give heed to the glory which awaits me, and, having opened your hearts, listen to the hymns which await me up in heaven. For today I am obliged to take (my place) at the right hand of my Father. Now I have said my last word to you. I shall part from you. (The word, as well as the understanding of it will leave the Church and the Jews.) For a chariot of wind has taken me up, and from now on I shall strip myself (of the old understanding) in order that I may clothe myself (with the new). But give heed: blessed are those who have preached the Son before he descended, in order that, when I have come, I may ascend. (The Elect, along with the converts, who will preach of his glory, and thus prepare the way for His coming.) Thrice-blessed are those who were proclaimed by the

Son before they came into being, in order that you (James and Peter) may have a portion with them.” (The Elect Ones has been proclaimed by the Scriptures thousands of years before their being called. The three blessings are the three testaments, and the third dispensation of the Scriptures. They are called ‘John’ and decode like ‘James’ and ‘Peter’.)

When he said these things, he went away. And we knelt down (in repentance), I and Peter (The Jews and Christians), and gave thanks, and sent our hearts up to heaven. We heard with our ears and saw with our eyes the sound of wars and a trumpet call and a great commotion. (The Great Tribulation.) And when we passed beyond that place, we sent out minds up further. (Meaning that after the tribulation, our hearts will rejoice and be transformed.) And we saw with our eyes and heard with our ears hymns and angelic praises and angelic jubilation. (The Millennium will be a time of joy and angelic benediction.) And heavenly majesties were hymning, and we ourselves were jubilant. After this, we also desired to send our spirits above to the Majesty. And when we ascended, we were permitted neither to see nor to hear anything. (What will be after the Millennium will remain undisclosed until all people are made ready.) For the rest of the disciples called to us and questioned us: “What is it that you have heard from the Master?” And, “What has he said to you?” And, “Where has he gone?”

And we answered them: “He has ascended.” And, “He has given us a pledge and has promised us all life and disclosed to us children who are to come after us, since he has bid us to love them, inasmuch as we will be saved for their sake.” (The Jews and Christians should love the Elect.) And when they heard, they believed the revelation, but were angry about those who would be born. (Since it wasn’t them, and it was far in the future.) Then I, not desiring to entice them to scandal, sent each one to another place. But I myself went up to Jerusalem, praying that I may obtain a portion with the beloved who are to be revealed. (Because the Jews will finally accept Christ as the Messiah, knowing that He indeed does have the power to deliver them now.)

And I pray that the beginning may come from you, (Meaning that one who is to interpret this letter) for thus I can be saved. Because they will be enlightened through me (i.e. – this letter), through my faith and through another’s which is better than mine (one who has the benefit of hindsight), for I desire that mine become the lesser. (So that it can become ‘greater’ through the power of God at the end of the age.) Endeavor earnestly, therefore, to make yourself like them, and pray that you may obtain a portion with them. For apart from what I have recounted, the Savior did not disclose revelation to us. For their sake we proclaim, indeed, a portion with those for whom it was proclaimed, those whom the Lord has made his children.

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The Apocryphon of James

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