CHAPTER 61: Jesus Foretells the End of the Cycle
1.And as Jesus sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?" And Jesus answered and said to them, "Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, 'I am Christ; and shall deceive many.'"
2."And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you not be troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines, and pestilences, and earthquake, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows."
3.And in those days those that have power will gather to themselves the lands and riches of the earth for their own lusts, and will oppress the many who lack and hold them in bondage, and use them to increase their riches, and they will oppress even the beasts of the field, setting up the abominable thing. But God will send them his messenger and they will proclaim his laws, which men have hidden by their traditions, and those that transgress shall die."
4."Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and will kill you; and you will be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then will many be offended, and will betray one another and will hate one another. And many false prophets will rise, and will deceive many."
5."And because iniquity will abound, the love of many will wax cold. But he that will endure to the end, the same will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations; and then will the end come."
6.When you therefore see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (who so reads, let him understand) then let those who are in JudŠa flee to the mountains. Let those who are on the housetop not come down to take anything out of the house; neither let them who are in the field return back to take their clothes."
7."And woe to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray you that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day; for there shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days be shortened, there should no "flesh" be saved; but for the elect 's sake those days shall be shortened."
8."Then if any man shall say to you, 'Lo, here is Christ, or there;' haste not to believe. For there shall arise false Christs, and false "prophets" , and shall show great signs and wonders; inasmuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect . Behold, I have told you before."
9."Wherefore if they say to you, "Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth; behold, he is in the secret chambers; haste not to believe. For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shins even to the west, so will also the coming of the Son of man be. For where so ever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together."
10."Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from Heaven, and the powers of the Heavens shall be shaken."
11.And then the sign of the Son of man shall appear in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound as of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."
12."Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So likewise you, when you will see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say to you, this generation will not pass till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away."
13."But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but the all Parent only. For as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
14."For as in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
15."Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore; for you know not what hour your Lord does come."
16."But know this, that if the guardian of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be you also ready; or in such an hour as you don't expect, the Son of man comes."
17.Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord has made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
18.Blessed be that servant, whom his lord when he comes shall find so doing. Verily I say to you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods."
19."But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delays his coming, and shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat with the glutton, and drink with the drunken,"
20."The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he does not look for him, and in an hour of which he is not aware. And shall appoint him his portion with the hypocrites in the outer darkness with the cruel, and those that have no love, no pity; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
CHAPTER 62: The Parable of the Ten Virgins
1."Then shall the kingdom of Heaven be like to ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish."
2."They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them; but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps."
3.While the bridegroom lingered, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a great cry made. Behold the bridegroom comes; go out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and prepared their lamps."
4."And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out.' But the wise answered saying, 'Not so, lest there be not enough for us and you; but go rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.'"
5."And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut."
6."Afterwards came also the other virgins, saying, 'Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, I don't know you."
7."Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes. Keep you lamps burning."
CHAPTER 63: Parable of the Talents
1."He also said, The kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered to them his gods. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey."
2."Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained another two. But he that had received one went and dug in the earth, and hid his lord's money."
3."After a long time, the lord of those servants came, and reckoned with them. And so he that had received five talents came and brought the other five talents, saying, 'Lord, you delivered to me five talents; behold, I have gained beside them five talents more." His lord said to him, Well done, you good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things; enter into the joy of thy lord."
4."He also that had received two talents came and said, 'Lord, you delivered to me two talents; behold, I have gained two other talents beside them.' His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things. I will make you ruler over many things; enter into the joy of thy lord."
5."Then he which had received the one talent came and said, "Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not strawed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the earth; lo, there you hast that which is yours."
6."His lord answered and said to him, 'You wicked and slothful servant, do you tell me that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I have not strawed? You aught therefore to have put your talent to use, with profit, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury."
7."Take therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who has two talents. For to every one that has improved will be given, and he will have abundance, but from him that has not improved, will be taken away, even that which he has. And cast out the unprofitable servant into outer darkness, for that is the portion he has chosen."
8.Jesus also said to his disciples, "Be approved money-changers of the kingdom, rejecting the bad and the false, and retaining the good and the true."
9.And Jesus sat over against the treasury and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury.
10.And there came a certain poor widow and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
11.And He called His disciples to him and said, "I tell you truly, that this poor widow has cast more in than all they which have cast into the treasury. For all they cast in of their abundance, but she of her poverty did cast in all that she had, even all her living."
CHAPTER 64: Jesus Teaches in the Palm Circle
1.Jesus came to a certain fountain near Bethany, around which grew twelve palm trees, where he often went with his disciples to teach them of the mysteries of the kingdom, and there he sat beneath the shade of the trees and his disciples with him.
2.And one of them said, "Master, it is written of old, The ELOHIM made man in their own image, male and female created they them. Why do you say then that God is One?" And Jesus said to them, " In God there is neither male nor female and yet both are One, and God is the two in One. He is She and She is He. The ELOHIM --our God--is perfect, infinite, and One."
3."As in the man, the Father is manifest, and the Mother hidden; so in the woman, the Mother is manifest, and the Father hidden. Therefore shall the name of the Father and the Mother be equally hallowed, for they are the great powers of God, and the one is not without the other, in the One God."
4."Adore God, above you, beneath you, on the right hand, on the left hand, before you, behind you, within you, around you. Truly, there is but One God, who is all in all, and in whom all things do consist, the fount of all life and all substance, without beginning and without end."
5."The things which are seen and pass away are the manifestations of the unseen which are eternal, that from the visible things of nature you may reach to the invisible things of the Godhead; and by that which is natural, attain that which is spiritual."
6.Verily, the ELOHIM created man in the divine image male and female, and all nature is in the image of God, therefore God is both male and female, not divided, but the two in One, undivided, and eternal, by whom and in whom are all things, visible and invisible."
7.From the eternal they flow, to the eternal they return. The spirit to spirit, soul to Soul, mind to Mind, sense to Sense, life to Life, form to Form, dust to Dust."
8."In the beginning God Willed and there came forth the beloved son, the divine love, and the beloved daughter, the holy wisdom, equally proceeding from the one eternal fount; and of these are the generations of the spirits of God, and sons and daughters of the eternal."
9."And these descend to earth, and dwell with men and teach them the ways of God, to love the laws of the eternal, and obey them, that in them they may find salvation."
10.Many nations have seen their day. Under diverse names have they been revealed to them, and they have rejoiced in their light; and even now they come again to you, but Israel does not receive them."
11."Truly, I say to you, my twelve whom I have chosen, that which has been taught by those of old time is true--though corrupted by the foolish imaginations of men."
12.Again, Jesus spoke to Mary Magdalen saying, "It is written in the law, 'Who so leaveth father or mother, let him die the death.' Now the law speaketh not of the parents in this life, but of the Indweller of light which is in us to this day."
13.Who so therefore forsakes Christ the savior, the holy law, and the body of the elect, let them die the death. Yea, let them be lost in the outer darkness, for so they willed and none can hinder The Law."
CHAPTER 65: The Last Anointing by Mary Magdalene.
1.Now on the evening of the Sabbath before the Passover, as Jesus was in Bethany he went to the house of Simon the leper, and there they made him a supper, and Martha served while "Lazarus" was one of those who sat at table with Him."
2.And there came Mary called Magdalene, having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard, very precious and costly, and she opened the box and poured the ointment on the head of Jesus, and anointed His feet, and wiped them with the hair of her head.
3.Then said one among his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was to betray him, "Why this waste of ointment which might have been sold for three hundred pence and given to the poor?" And this he said not that he cared for the poor but because he was filled with jealousy and greed, and had the bag, and revealed what was put therein. And they murmured against her.
4.And Jesus said, "Let her alone, why do you trouble her? For she has done all she could; yea, she has wrought a good work on me. You have the poor always with you, but me you don't have always. She has anointed my body for the day of my burial."
5."And verily, I say to you, where so ever this Gospel will be preached in the whole world, the story of what she has done for a memorial of her, will also be told."
6.Then Satan entered into the heart of Judas Iscariot and he went his way and communed with the chief priests and captains how he might betray Him. And they were glad and covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver, the price of a slave, and he promised them, and after that sought opportunity to betray him.
7.And at that time Jesus said to his disciples, "Preach to all the world, saying, 'Strive to receive the mysteries of Light, and enter into the kingdom of Light, for now is the accepted time and now is the day of salvation."
8."Don't put off from day to day, and from cycle to cycle and Šon to Šon, in the belief, that when you return to this world you will succeed in gaining the mysteries , and entering into the kingdom of light."
9.For you don't know when the number of perfected souls will be filled up, and then the gates of the kingdom of light will be shut, and from hence none will be able to come in thereby, nor will any go forth."
10."Strive you that you may enter while the call is made, until the number of perfected souls will be sealed and complete, and the door is shut."
CHAPTER 66: Jesus Again Teaches His Disciples
1.Again Jesus taught them saying, God has raised up witnesses to the truth in every nation and every age, that all might know the Will of the eternal and do it, and enter into the kingdom, to be rulers and workers with the eternal.
2."God is power, love and wisdom, and these three are One. God is truth, goodness and beauty, and these three are One."
3."God is justice, knowledge and purity, and these three are One. God is splendor, compassion and holiness, and these three are One."
4."And these four trinities are One in the hidden deity, the perfect, the infinite, the only."
5."Likewise in every man who is perfected, there are three persons, that of the son, that of the spouse, and that of the father, and these three are One."
6."So in every woman who is perfect are there three persons, that of the daughter, that of the bride, and that of the mother, and these three are One; and the man and the woman are One, even as God in One."
7."Thus it is with God the Father-Mother, in whom is neither male nor female and in whom is both, and each is threefold, and all are One in the hidden Unity."
8."Don't marvel at this, for as it is above so it is below, and as it is below so it is above, and that which is on earth is so, because it is so in heaven."
9.Again I say to you, I and my bride are one, even as Mary Magdalen , whom I have chosen and sanctified to myself as a type, is one with me; I and my church are One. And the church is the elect of humanity for the salvation of all."
10."The church of the first-born is the Maria of God. Thus says the eternal, she is my mother and she has even conceived me, and brought me forth as her son in every age and clime. She is my bride, ever one in holy union with me her spouse. She is my daughter, for she has ever issued and proceeded from me her father, rejoicing in me."
11."And these two trinities are One in the eternal, and are shown forth in each man and woman who is made perfect, ever being born of God, and rejoicing in light, ever being lifted up and made one with God, ever conceiving and bringing forth God for the salvation of the many."
12."This is the Mystery of the trinity in humanity, and moreover in every individual child of man must be accomplished the mystery of God, ever witnessing to the light, suffering for the truth, ascending into heaven, and sending forth the spirit of truth. And this is the path of salvation. For the kingdom of God is within." And one said to Him, "Master, when shall the kingdom come?" And he answered and said, "When that which is without shall be as that which is within, and that which is within shall be as that which is without, and the male with the female, neither male nor female, but the two in One. They who have ears to hear, let them hear."
1997 Translation differs in the following verses
9.And these two Trinities are One in the Eternal, and are shown forth in each man and woman who are made perfect, ever being born of the Lord, and rejoicing in light, ever being lifted up and made one with the Most High, ever conceiving and bringing forth The Law for the salvation of the many.
10.Again I say to you, I and My Bride are one, even as Mary Magdalene, whom I have chosen and sanctified as a type, is one with Me; I and my Congregation are One. Ane the Congregation is the elect of humanity for the rebirth of all.
11.This is the Mystery of the Triune Humanity, and moreover, in every individual child of man must be accomplished the mystery of the Unbegotten, ever witnessing of the Light, enduring for the Truth, ascending into His innermost Heaven, and sending forth the Spirit of Truth. And this is the path of salvation, for the Kingdom is within.
12.And on said to him, Teacher, when shall the Kingdom come? And he answered and said, When that which is without shall be as that which is within, and that which is within shall be as that which is without, and the male with the female, neither male nor female, but the two in One. They who have ears to hear, let them hear.
CHAPTER 67: Entry Into Jerusalem
1.Now on the first day of the week when they came near to Jerusalem , to Bethpage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, He sent forth two of His disciples, and said to them, "Go your way into the village over against you, and as soon as you have entered into it, you will find an ass tied, whereon never man sat, free him and bring him."
2."And if any say to you, Why do you this? Tell them that the Lord has need of him, and straightway they will send him here."
3."And they went their way and found the ass tied outside in a place where two ways met, and they untied him. And certain of them that stood there said to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?" And they said to them, what Jesus had commanded. And they let them go.
4."They brought the ass to Jesus, and cast their garments upon him, and He sat upon the ass. And many spread their garments in the way, and others cut down branches off the trees and strewed them in the way."
5."And they that went before, and they that followed cried, saying, Hosanna, blessed are you who comes in the name of IOVA; Blessed is the Kingdom of our ancestor David , and blessed are you that comes in the name of the highest; Hosanna in the highest."
6.And Jesus entered into Jerusalem and into the temple, and when he had looked round about upon all things, He spoke this parable to them, saying,"
7."When the Son of man comes in his glory and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of his glory. And before Him shall be gathered all nations, and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left."
8."Then shall the king say to them on his right hand, "Come be blessed by my Parent, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you took me in, naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you visited me; I was in prison and you came to me."
9."Then shall the righteous answer him, saying 'Lord, when did we see you hungry, and fed you? Or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and took you in? Or naked and clothed you? Or when did we see you sick, or in prison and came to you?'"
10."And the king shall answer and say to them, 'Behold, I manifest myself to you, in all created forms; and I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to the least of these my brothers, you have done it to me."
11."Then shall he say also to them on his left hand, 'Depart from me you evil souls into the eternal fires which you have prepared for yourselves, till you are purified seven times and cleansed from your sins."
12."For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink. I was a stranger and you did not take me, naked and you clothed me not, sick and in prison and you visited me not."
13."Then shall they also answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or in prison, and did not minister to you?'"
14.Then shall he answer them, saying, "Behold, I manifest myself to you, in all created forms. In as much as you didn't do it to the least of these, my brothers, you didn't do it to me."
15."And the cruel and the loveless shall go away into chastisement for ages, and if they don't repent, be utterly destroyed; but the righteous and the merciful, will go into life and peace everlasting."
CHAPTER 68: he Householder and the Husbandmen
1.And Jesus said, "Hear another parable, There was a certain householder, who planted a vineyard, and hedged it around about and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to Husbandmen and went into a far country."
2."And when the time of the ripe fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the Husbandmen that they might receive the fruits of it. And the Husbandmen took his servants and beat one, and stoned another, and killed another."
3."Again he sent other servants, more honorable than the first, and they did to them likewise. But last of all he sent to them his son, saying, They will reverence my son."
4."But when the Husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, 'This is the heir, come let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.' And they caught him and cast him out of the vineyard and slew him."
5."When the lord of the vineyard comes what will he do to those Husbandmen?" They said to Him, "He will miserably destroy those wicked men and will let out his vineyard to other Husbandmen, which will render him the fruits in their seasons."
6.Jesus said to them, "Did you never read in the scriptures, 'The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the Pyramid?' This is the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in our eyes."
7."Therefore say I to you, The kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And who so ever will fall on this stone will be broken, but on whom so ever it falls, it will grind them to powder."
8.And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard His parables, they perceived that he spoke of them. But when they sought to lay hands on Him they feared the multitude, because they took Him for a prophet.
9.And the disciples asked Him afterwards the meaning of this parable, and he said to them, "The vineyard is the world, the Husbandmen are your priests, and the messengers are the servants of the good law, and the prophets.
10."When the fruits of their labor are demanded of the priest, none are given, but they evilly treat the messengers who teach the truth of God, even as they have done from the beginning."
11."And when the Son of man comes, even the Christ of God, they gather together against the holy One, and slay him , and cast him out of the vineyard, for they have not wrought the things of the spirit, but sought their own pleasure and gain, rejecting the holy law."
12."Had they accepted the Anointed One, who is the corner stone and the head, it would have been well with them, and the building would have stood, even as the temple of God inhabited by the spirit."
13."But the day will come when The Law which they reject shall become the head stone, seen of all, and they who stumble on it shall be broken, but they who persist is disobedience shall be ground to pieces."
14."For to some of the angels God gave dominion over the course of this world, charging them to rule in wisdom, in justice and in love. But they have neglected the commands of the most High, and rebelled against the good order of God. Thus cruelty and suffering and sorrow have entered the world, till the time the Master returns, and takes possession of all things, and calls his servants to account."
15.And he spoke another parable, saying, "A certain man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, Son, go work to-day in my vineyard, and he answered and said, I will not, but afterwards he repented and went. And he came to the second and said likewise, and he answered and said, I go, sir, and went not. Who of the twain did the will of his father?"
16.They say to him, "The first." Jesus said to them, "I say to you, that the publicans and harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believed him, but the tax gatherers and the harlots believed him, and you, when you had seen it, did not repented afterwards, that you might believe him."
17.And the Lord gathered together all His disciples in a certain place. And he said to them, "Can you make perfection to appear out of that which is imperfect? Can you bring order out of disorder?" And they said, "Lord, we cannot."
18.And he placed them according to the number of each in a four-square order, each side lacking one of twelve, and this he did, knowing who should betray him (who should be counted one of them by man, but was not of them).
19.The first in the seventh rank from above in the middle, and the last in the seventh from below, and him that was neither first nor last did he make the centre of all, and the rest according to a divine order did he place them, each finding his own place, so those who were above, were even as those who were below, and those who were below as those who were above, and the left side was equal to the right side, and the right side tot he left, according to the sum of their numbers.
20.And he said, "Do you see how you stand? I say to you, In like manner is the order of the kingdom, and the One who rules all is in your midst, and he is the center, and with him are the hundred and twenty, the elect of Israel, and after them comes the hundred and forty and four thousand, the elect of the Gentiles, who are their brothers."
CHAPTER 69: The Christ Within,
The Resurrection and the Life
1.As Jesus sat by the west of the temple with his disciples, behold there passed some carrying one that was dead, to burial, and a certain one said to Him, "Master, if a man die, shall he live again?"
2.He answered and said, "I am the resurrection and the life, I am the good, the beautiful, the true; if a man believe in me he shall not die, but live eternally. As in Adam all (1997 = are bound to cycles of rebirth) die, so in the Christ shall all be made alive. Blessed are the dead who die in me, and are made perfect in my image and likeness, for they rest from their labors and their works do follow them. They have overcome evil, and are made pillars in the temple of my God, and they go out no more, for they rest in the eternal."
3."For them that persist in evil there is no rest, but they go out and in, and suffer correction for ages, till they are made perfect. But for them that have done good and attained to perfection, there is endless rest and they go into life everlasting. They rest in the eternal."
4."Over them the repeated death and birth have no power, for them the wheel of the eternal revolves no more, for they have attained to the center, where is eternal rest, and the center of all things is God."
5.And one of the disciples asked him, "How shall a man enter into the Kingdom?" And he answered and said, "If you don't make below as the above, and the left as the right, and the behind as the before, entering into the center and passing into the spirit, you will not enter into the kingdom of God."
6.And he also said, "Don't believe that any man is wholly without error, for even among the prophets and those who have been initiated into the Christhood, the word of error has been found. But there are a multitude of errors which are covered by love."
7.And now then the eventide was come, he went out to Bethany with the twelve. For Lazarus and Mary and Martha whom he loved, lived there.
8.And Salome came to him and asked him, saying, "Lord, how long shall death hold sway?" And He answered, "So long as you men inflict burdens and you women bring forth, and for this purpose I have come, to end the works of the heedless."
9.And Salome said to him, "Then I have done well in not bringing forth." And the Lord answered and said, "Eat of every pasture which is good, but of that which has the bitterness of death, don't eat."
10.And when Salome asked when those things of which she inquired should be known, the Lord said, "When you crush the garments of shame and rise above desire; When the two become One, and the male with the female shall be neither male nor female."
11.And again, to another disciple who asked, "When will all obey the law?" Jesus said, "When the spirit of God shall fill the whole earth and every heart of man and of woman."
12."I cast the law into the earth and it took root and bore in due time twelve fruits for the nourishment of all. I cast the law into the water and it was cleansed from all defilement of evil. (1997 translation adds: The Law was cast into the fire, and the gold was purged from all dross). I cast the law into the air, and it was made alive by the spirit of the living One that fills all things and dwells in every heart."
13.And many other like sayings He spoke to them who had ears to hear, and an understanding mind. But to the multitude they were dark sayings.
CHAPTER 70: Jesus Rebukes Peter for His Haste
1.Now the next day as they were coming from Bethany, Peter was hungry, and perceiving a fig tree far off with leaves. He approached hoping he might find fruit on the tree, and when he came he found nothing but leaves, because it wasn't time for figs yet."
2.And Peter was angry and said to it, "Accursed tree, no man eat fruit from you hereafter for ever." And some of the disciples heard of it.
3.And the next day as Jesus and his disciples passed by, Peter said to Jesus, "Master, behold, the fig tree which I cursed is green and flourishing/ Why didn't my curse take hold?"
4.Jesus said to Peter, "You don't know what spirit your come from. Why did you curse what God did not curse?" And Peter said, "Behold Lord I was hungry, and finding leaves and no fruit, I was angry, and I cursed the tree."
5.And Jesus said, "Son of Jonas did you not know it wasn't time for figs yet? Behold the corn which is in the field which grows according to its nature--first the green shoot, then the stalk, then the ear--. Would you be angry if you came at the time of the tender shoot or the stalk and did not find the corn in the ear? And would you curse the tree which, full of buds and blossoms, did not yet have fruit?"
6."Truly Peter I tell you, one of my twelve will deny me thrice in his fear and anger with curses, and swear that he doesn't knows me, and the rest will forsake me for a season."
7."But you will repent and grieve bitterly, because in your heart you love me, and you will be as an altar of twelve hewn stones, and a witness to my name, and you will be as the Servants of servants, and I will give the keys of the church to you. You will feed my sheep and my lambs and you will be my vice-regents upon earth."
8."But there shall arise men amongst them that succeed you, of whom some shall indeed love me even as you, who being hot headed and unwise, and void of patience, shall curse those whom God has not cursed, and persecute them in their ignorance, because they cannot yet find in them the fruits they seek."
9."And others being lovers of themselves shall make alliance with the kings and rulers of the world, and seek earthly power, and riches, and domination, and put to death by fire and sword those who seek the truth, and therefore are truly my disciples."
10.And in their days I Jesus shall be crucified afresh and put to open shame, for they will profess to do these things in my name. And Peter said, "Be it far from you Lord."
11.And Jesus answered, "As I shall be nailed to the cross, so also shall my church in those days, for she is my bride and one with me. But the day shall come when this darkness shall pass away, and the true light shall shine."
12."And one shall sit on my throne, who shall be a man of truth and goodness and power, and he shall be filled with love and wisdom beyond all others, and shall rule my church by a four-fold twelve and by two and seventy as of old, and that only which is true shall he teach."
13."And my church shall be filled with light, and give light to all nations of the earth, and there shall be one elect sitting on his throne as a king and a priest."
14."And my spirit shall be upon him; and his throne shall endure and not be shaken; for it shall be founded on love and truth and equity; and light shall come to it, and go forth from it, to all the nations of the earth, and the truth shall make them free."
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