CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO
22:1He showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb, 22:2in the middle of its street. On this side of the river and on that was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruits, yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
And the seventh mountain was in the midst of these [six mountains], and it excelled them in height, resembling the seat of a throne: and fragrant trees encircled the throne. And amongst them was a tree such as I had never yet smelt, neither was any amongst them nor were others like it: it had a fragrance beyond all fragrance, and its leaves and blooms and wood wither not for ever: and its fruit is beautiful, and its fruit n resembles the dates of a palm. Then I said: 'How beautiful is this tree, and fragrant, and its leaves are fair, and its blooms very delightful in appearance.' Then answered Michael, one of the holy and honoured angels who was with me, and was their leader.
    And he said unto me: 'Enoch, why do you ask me regarding the fragrance of the tree,  and why do yhou wish to learn the truth?' Then I answered him saying: 'I wish to know about everything, but especially about this tree.' And he answered saying: 'This high mountain which thou hast seen, whose summit is like the throne of God, is His throne, where the Holy Great One, the Lord of Glory, the Eternal King, will sit, when He shall come down to visit the earth with goodness. And as for this fragrant tree no mortal is permitted to touch it till the great judgement, when He shall take vengeance on all and bring (everything) to its consummation for ever. It shall then be given to the righteous and holy. Its fruit shall be for food to the elect: it shall be transplanted to the holy place, to the temple of the Lord, the Eternal King.
1 Enoch 24:3 - 25:1-6, Ethiopic Apocalypse
22:3There will be no curse any more. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants serve him.
On that day Mine Elect One shall sit on the throne of glory
And shall try their works,
And their places of rest shall be innumerable.

And their souls shall grow strong within them when they see Mine Elect Ones,
And those who have called upon My glorious name:
Then will I cause Mine Elect One to dwell among them.
1 Enoch 45:3-4, Ethiopic Apocalypse

22:4They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
on their foreheads-
This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that the law of the LORD is to  be on your lips. For the LORD brought you out of Egypt with his mighty hand.
Exodus 13:9
22:5There will be no night, and they need no lamp light; for the Lord God will illuminate them. They will reign forever and ever.

22:6He said to me, "These words are faithful and true. The Lord God of the spirits of the prophets sent his angel to show to his bondservants the things which must happen soon."

22:7"Behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."

22:8Now I, Yochanan, am the one who heard and saw these things. When I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who had shown me these things. 22:9He said to me, "See you don't do it! I am a fellow bondservant with you and with your brothers, the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God." 22:10He said to me, "Don't seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 22:11He who acts unjustly, let him act unjustly still. He who is filthy, let him be filthy still. He who is righteous, let him do righteousness still. He who is holy, let him be holy still."

22:12"Behold, I come quickly. My reward is with me, to repay to each man according to his work. 22:13I am the Alef and the Tav, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. 22:14Blessed are those who do his mitzvot, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter in by the gates into the city. 22:15Outside are the dogs, the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. 22:16I, Yeshua, have sent my angel to testify these things to you for the assemblies. I am the root and the offspring of David; the Bright and Morning Star."

    And those two men led me up on to the Northern side, and showed me there a very terrible place, and there were all manner of tortures in that place: cruel darkness and unillumined gloom, and there is no light there, but murky fire constantly flaming aloft, and there is a fiery river coming forth, and that whole place is everywhere fire, and everywhere there is frost and ice, thirst and shivering, while the bonds are very cruel, and the angels fearful and merciless, bearing angry weapons, merciless torture, and I said:
    "Woe, woe, how very terrible is this place."
    And those men said to me: This place, O Enoch, is prepared for those who dishonour God, who on earth practice sin against nature, which is child-corruption after the sodomitic fashion, magic-making, enchantments and devilish witchcrafts, and who boast of their wicked deeds, stealing, lies, calumnies, envy, rancour, fornication, murder, and who, accursed, steal the souls of men, who, seeing the poor take away their goods and themselves wax rich, injuring them for other menís goods; who being able to satisfy the empty, made the hungering to die; being able to clothe, stripped the naked; and who knew not their creator, and bowed to the soulless and lifeless gods, who cannot see nor hear, vain gods, who also built hewn images and bow down to unclean handiwork, for all these is prepared this place among these, for eternal inheritance.
2 Enoch 10, Slavonic Apocalypse
22:17The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" He who hears, let him say, "Come!" He who is thirsty, let him come. He who desires, let him take the water of life freely. 22:18I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if anyone adds to them, may God add to him the plagues which are written in this book. 22:19If anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, may God take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book.
Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your  God that I give you.
Deuteronomy 4:2
22:20He who testifies these things says, "Yes, I come quickly."

Ameyn! Yes, come, Lord Yeshua.

22:21The grace of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah be with all the holy ones. Ameyn.


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