The Woman in Travail, Holy Jerusalem, cried out to her Father in Heaven: O Lord! What is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? I am a stranger with you and a sojourner! You can tell all my wanderings… Put my tears into your bottle! Are they not in your Book? For if any Man strives for mastery, he is not crowned unless he strives lawfully…
Thus, the Lord said to her: They strive to obtain a corruptible crown, but you an incorruptible. Every man that strives for mastery is temperate in all things… Refrain your eyes from tears, for your work shall be rewarded! They that sow in tears shall reap in joy!
Then, God gave her a promise: This is the token of the Covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud! And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the Earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: Thus, I may remember the everlasting Covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the Earth!
And above the firmament, was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone: And upon the likeness of the throne was as the appearance of a Man! And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire around and within it and it had brightness round about! As the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the brightness round about… This was the likeness of the glory of the LORD!
And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spoke:
Because you have kept the Word of My patience, I also will keep you from the Hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the Earth. Behold, I come quickly: Hold fast what you have, that no Man takes your crown!
For you shall be a Crown of Glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem! You shall no more be termed Forsaken… And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, soshall your God rejoice over you! Thus, says the Lord: When the streets of Jerusalem are desolate, then will come the voice of joy; the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, when the voice of the residue of His people shall say: Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the Lord! Praise the Lord of hosts, for the Lord is good: For His mercy endures forever!
In that Day shall the Lord of hosts be for a Crown of Glory, and for a diadem of beauty, to the residue of His people: Holy Jerusalem! A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband; thus, blessings shall be the crown on the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
Thus, was made the plate of the holy crown ofpure gold, and there was written upon it like the engravings of a signet: HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
He that sat on the throne looked like a jasper and a sardine stone: And there was a rainbow around the throne, like an emerald! Around the throne were four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white; and they had on their heads, crowns of gold. Then, out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thundering and voices. The elders fell down before Him that sat on the throne, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, for you have created all things!
And when I saw Him, I fell at his feet as dead. And He laid his right hand upon me, saying: Do not fear, I am the first and the last. I am He that lives and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forever more, and I have the keys of Hell and of Death. Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter: The Mystery of the seven stars in My right hand, and of the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven candlesticks are the seven churches.
And I saw a mighty angel come down from Heaven, clothed with a cloud. A rainbow was upon his head, his face was as the sun and his feet as pillars of fire: And he had in his hand a little Book open…
Then, another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice: Reap, for the harvest of the Earth is ripe!
And behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud, sat one like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown; and in His hand, a sharp sickle. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood, and His Name is called: The Word of God. Out of His mouth goes a sharp sword: And He treads the winepress of the Wrath of Almighty God…
Let us be glad and rejoice and give honour to Him: For the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife has made herself ready! And to her, it was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: For the fine linen is the righteousness of saints!
O! Bless the LORD, O my soul! Who redeems your life from destruction, who crowns you with tender mercies! I have fought a good fight, I have kept the faith: Hence, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give on that Day! Blessed is the Man that endures temptation: For when he is tried, he shall receive the Crownof Life!