The Day of the Lord comes, a Day of darkness and a great people: There has never been any like them.Where shall we go? These people are greater and taller than us:The sons of the Anakims. Behold, the Almighty shall come up as clouds, and His chariots shall be as a whirlwind: His horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! Make mention to the nations: ThatWatchers come from a far country. As Keepers of a field, are they round about; because they have been rebellious against Me, says the Lord.
They come from a far country, from the end of Heaven;the weapons of the Lord’s indignation, to destroy the whole land. Howl, for the Day of the Lord is at hand:Therefore, shall all hands be faint, and every Man's heart shall melt. And they shall be afraid: He shall destroy the sinners.
A fire devours before them: Nothing shall escape them.Their appearance is like horses and as horsemen shall they run, like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devours the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. The people will be in much pain: All faces will gather blackness. They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march everyone on his way, and they shall not break their ranks. They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up houses; they shall enter through the windows like a thief. The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: The sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining. And the Lord shall utter His voice before His army: For His camp is very great, for He is strong and executes His Word, for the Day of the Lord is great and very terrible and who can abide it?
Be astonished,O you, heavens, and be horribly afraid, says the Lord.I beheld Satan fall from Heaven as lightning. How are you fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How are you cut down to the ground, you who did weaken the nations! For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throneabove the stars of God: I will also sit upon the mount of the congregation, inthe north. The spoilers shall come from the north, says the Lord.
Let a beast's heart be given to him: This matter is by the decree of the Watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones; so that the living may know that the Most-High rules in the kingdom of men. And He does according to His will in the army of Heaven, and among the inhabitants of the Earth: When the sons of God come to present themselves before the Lord, Satan also comes among them. I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by Him on his right hand and on his left.
Then there was war in Heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels did not prevail; neither was their place any more in Heaven.And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: He was cast out to the Earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Though you exalt yourself as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, from there will I bring you down, says the Lord. The stars of Heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in Heaven shall be shaken. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of Heaven and cast them to the Earth: The third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; the third part of them was darkened, and the day did not shine for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
I saw a star fall from Heaven to the Earth, an angel come down from Heaven, and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit: The key to openthe seal of darkness.He opened the bottomless pit, and smoke went up out of the pit, like the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke of the pit. They have as king over them, the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek is Apollyon: The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to come up out of the abyss and go to destruction.
And out of one of them came forth a little horn, and he became great, even to thehost of Heaven: Foritcast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground and stamped upon them. He magnified himself even to the Prince of the host. This king of fierce countenance, who understands dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: He shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himselfin his heart, and by peace shall destroy many.He shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
And they shall look towards the Earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; for they shall be driven to darkness, even darkness which may be felt. Thus, he comes in vanity, and departs in darkness, and his name shall be covered with darkness.
Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the Earth and of the sea! The heavens and the Earth are now reserved for fire on the Day of Judgment and perdition of ungodly men. For the devil is come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.Though they dig into Hell, there shall my hand take them;though they climb up to Heaven, there will I bring them down; and though they hide in the bottom of the sea, there will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them.
And there were also sodomites in the land: They did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord cast out before the children of Israel. And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon to Gaza, including Sodom and Gomorrah. The men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord. And the Lord said: The cry from Sodom and Gomorrah is great, because their sin is very grievous.
The men of the city of Sodom, both old and young, all the people from every quarter, surrounded houses. And they called: Where are the men who came to your place this night? Bring them out to us, that we may know them. Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Heaven: There shall be nosodomite of the sons of Israel.
Jerusalem is ruined: They declare their sin as Sodom, they do not hide it.Woe to their soul! For they have rewarded evil unto themselves. I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem a horrible thing: They commit adultery and walk in lies: They strengthen the hands of evildoers, that none returns from his wickedness. Likewise, as it was in the days of Lot; they ate, they bought, they built; but on the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from Heaven that destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the Day when the Son of Man is revealed.
All flesh is not the same flesh: But there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts; there are also celestial bodies, and terrestrial bodies. The sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair, and they took them as wives. Even as Sodom and Gomorrah gave themselves over to fornication, and went after strange flesh, are set for an example, they will suffer the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise, these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. They are raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.
But these, as natural brute beasts, speak evil of the things that they do not understand; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption, as they count it as pleasure to riot in the day time. Their eyes are full of adultery, and they cannot cease from sin, beguiling unstable souls: They allure through the lusts of the flesh, but those who were clean escaped from those who live in error. Your own wickedness shall correct you. Thus, says the Lord of the armies of Heaven: The sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: His arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
And the angels who did not keep their first estate, but left their own habitation, has He reserved in everlasting chains of darkness until the Judgment of the great Day. For God did not spare the angels that sinned, but cast them down to Hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved until Judgment.
There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves: They will be brought down to the pit and die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas. Each person wanders around for bread, saying: Where is it? He knows that the Day of darkness is at hand.
Men's hearts will fail for fear and for looking at those things which are coming to the Earth: For the people that dwell in the land are strong and very great,the children of Anak are there. There we saw the sons of Anak, which come of the “giants” – “Nephilim” and “Rephaim” in Hebrew -The Amalekites, the Hittites, the Jebusites, the Amorites, and the Canaanites. It isa land that eats up its inhabitants. We were in our own sight as grasshoppers, for the Anakims were giants, like Og king of Bashan whose bedstead was nine cubits long; and Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits: All the men of Israel fled from him and were very afraid. There were giants in the Earth in those days; and also, after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to them, who became the mighty men of old, men of renown. In Gath, there was a man of greatstature, who had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes and he was born to the giants. And God saw that the wickedness of Man was great in the Earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Thus, behold, the darkness shall cover the Earth, and gross darkness the people: But the Lord shall arise upon His children and His glory shall be seen upon them. Jesus Christ, who is the image of the invisible God, has made peace between God and them through the blood of His cross. Behold the blood of the Covenant, which the Lord has made with you concerning all these words: When these things happen, the Lord will pass over the door of his children and will not suffer the “Destroyer” - in Greek “Apollyon”- to come in their houses to smite them.
By the Word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. It is He who stretches out the heavens as a curtain and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in; He who gives breath to the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk there. God looked down from Heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any who did understand, who did seek God: For as the Heaven is high above the Earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him. Hear,O heavens, and give ear, O Earth: For the Lord has spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against Me.
But if you turn to Me, and keep My commandments, and do them; though there were some of you cast out to the uttermost part of the Heaven, yet will I gather them from there, and will bring them to the place that I have chosen to set My Name there. And the stars of heaven shall fall and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. He will send His angels and will gather His elect from the four winds: From the uttermost part of the Earth to the uttermost part of Heaven. If any of you are driven out to the outmost parts of Heaven, from there will the Lord your God gather you, and from there will He fetch you.
When all these things are come upon you in the latter days, if you turn to the Lord your God, and shall be obedient; He will not forsake you. And beware you lift up your eyes to Heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, the stars, even all the host of Heaven, you should be driven to worship them. Therefore, it shall be, that you shall blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under Heaven.
For all the gods of the people are idols: But the Lord made the heavens. By His spirit he has garnished the heavens: His hand has formed the crooked serpent. God has made Heaven, the Heaven of heavens, with all their host; the Earth, and all things that are there; the seas, and all that are there; and the host of Heaven worships Him. Behold, the heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy is Man, who drinks iniquity like water?
They left all the commandments of the Lord their God, and made molten images, and made a grove, and worshipped all the host of Heaven, and served Baal. They burned incense to Baal, to the sun, to the moon, to the planets, and to all the host of Heaven.
The women knead their dough, to make cakes to the Queen of Heaven, and to pour out drink offerings to other gods, that they may provoke Me to anger. The Almighty spreads out the heavens, and treads upon the waves of the sea. He is the maker of Arcturus, Orion, the Pleiades and the chambers of the south. Seek Him who makes the seven stars and Orion and turns the shadow of death into the morning: The Lord is His Name. He tells the number of the stars, He calls them all by their names: The moon and stars to rule by night, the rulers of the darkness of this world. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. And the stars of Heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in Heaven shall be shaken. Behold even to the moon, and it does not shine. The stars are not pure in His sight.The Almighty commands the sun, and it does not rise; and Heseals up the stars.
For though there are some that are called gods, whether in Heaven or in Earth, there is but one God: The Father, of whom are all things; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things. And He shall send His angels and they shall gather together His elect from the uttermost part of the Earth to the uttermost part of Heaven. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: And none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of God. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God:That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.
Thus, says the Lord: Do not be dismayed at the signs of Heaven, for the heathen are dismayed at them. Thus, shall you say to them: The gods that have not made the heavens and the Earth, shall perishfrom the Earth, and from under these heavens. When the beast shall have accomplished scattering the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. Because of the great words which the horn spoke: The beast will be slain and given to the burning flame.
Thus, in the fulness of times, the Almighty will gather as one, all things in Christ, both which are in Heaven, and which are on Earth. And all will see the Mystery: The principalities and powers in heavenly places will know the wisdom of God. He that descended also ascended far above all heavens: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in Heaven, and those in Earth, and those under the Earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. For by Him were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in Earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: All things were created by Him, and for Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion and the greatness of the kingdom shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most-High.
And I saw Heaven opened and behold a white horse; and He that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness does He judge and make war. They fought from Heaven: The stars in their courses fought. And the armies which were in Heaven followed Him upon white horses. And Jesus Christ threw Satan into the abyss and shut it and sealed it over him. When the morning stars sang together, all the sons of God shouted for joy!