The Last of the last days -- not the end of time. 2 Esdras This is part 1            CLICK HERE to part 2

The Oxford University Press in London printed my copy of 2 Esdras long ago. Today it can be found in The Apocrypha according to the original authorized King James Version.

The Apocryphal books were part of the Alexandrian literature found in Egypt. The word "Apocryphal" means hidden, or secret. Most people cannot understand them. Many don't even think they are true, when the proof of their existence goes back thousands of years.

Narrow minded fools they are. Bound to some childish traditions. When the King James Bible was published in 1611, barely 388 years ago, the Archbishop of Canterbury in England imposed a sentence of one year on any publisher who left out the Apocrypha.

2 Esdras 14: 26 "And when thou hast done, some things shalt thou publish, and some things shalt thou show secretly to the wise." Are you wise enough to read the hidden things ?

The Books of the Apocrypha

1. 1 Esdras
2. 2 Esdras
3. Tobit
4. Judith
5. The Rest of Esther
6. The Wisdom of Solomon
7. Ecclesiasticus Chapters 1--51

8. Baruch
9. The Song of the Three Holy Children
10. The History of Susanna
11. The Destruction of Bel and the Dragon
12. The Prayer of Manasses
13. 1 Maccabees
14. 2 Maccabees

Joseph the Prophet had enough sense to realize their value when he wrote: "THE BEAUTY OF THE WRITINGS OF THE PROPHET ESDRAS. Times and Seasons July 1, 1841 Volume 2 page 464 He said : "Perhaps, there are none of the writings of the ancient prophets that are more accurate, and distinct in pointing out future events, than the writings of the prophet Esdras, which are found among the apocryphal writings of the Old Testament. Some of his writings upon the works of God in his own day are also very plain and precise. Therefore, we opine that a few extracts from them, will be interesting to our readers.

"The idea that the writings of Esdras are genuine, as far as the historical matter is concerned, is not so much disputed, as the idea of their being written by the inspiration of God. We suppose that the principle objection to them, is that they were written in a different language from the other writings of the Jewish prophets.

"And tradition or supposition seemed to infuse the idea, that the Hebrew language was a sign that the writings of the prophets were written by inspiration; therefore, because the writings of Esdras were not written in this language, the compilers rejected them as not being inspired writings. "

Date: March 9, 1833 Place: Kirtland, Ohio To: Joseph Smith Doctrine and Covenants Section 91:Verse 1

"Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you concerning the Apocrypha--There are many things contained therein that are true, and it is mostly translated correctly;

2 There are many things contained therein that are not true, which are interpolations by the hands of men.

3 Verily, I say unto you, that it is not needful that the Apocrypha should be translated.

4 Therefore, whoso readeth it, let him understand, for the Spirit manifesteth truth;

5 And whoso is enlightened by the Spirit shall obtain benefit therefrom;

6 And whoso receiveth not by the Spirit, cannot be benefited. Therefore it is not needful that it should be translated. Amen."

So now we shall read some of 2 Esdras, and you can see if you have enough of the spirit to benefit. It is to big to put all on the web, so I shall "select" some passages, hoping you will study more and learn to live.

I can see in doing this, I will have to split it into 2 parts, continue at end.
I will put my personal comments ( in brackets) (so you know.)

2 Esdras 4:22 "Then answered I and said, I beseech thee, O Lord, let me have understanding:

5:2 Behold, the days shall come, that they which dwell upon earth shall be taken in a great number, (Boom! Nuclear War) and the way of truth shall be hidden, and the land shall be barren of faith." (I will have a flyer on faith in November)

(Do you have faith enough to see through the veil? Perhaps you should get your life in order and FAST for a week, OR a month, OR 6 weeks.    As I have in the past, (I lost 18 pounds so my wife was surprised when she saw me after 6 weeks) and as Esdras, and other prophets have done.)

5:20 "And so I fasted seven days, mourning and weeping, like as Uriel the angel commanded me.

6:30 And these words said he unto me; I am come to shew thee the time of the night to come.
If thou wilt pray yet more, and fast seven days again, I shall tell thee greater things by day than I have heard.

7:1 And when I made an end of speaking these words, there was sent unto me the angel which had been sent unto me the nights afore:
2 And he said unto me,
Up, Esdras, and hear the words that I am come to tell thee.

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7:19 And he said unto me, There is no judge above God, and none that hath understanding above the highest.
20 For there be many that
perish in this life, because they despise the law of God that is set before them.

9:11 And they that have lothed my law, while they had yet liberty, and, when as yet place of repentance was open unto them, understood not, but despised it;

  1. The same must know it after
  2. death by pain.
  3. And therefore be not thou curious how the ungodly shall be punished, and when:
  4. but
    enquire how the righteous shall be saved.

2 Esdras 12:1 -51 And it came to pass, whiles the lion spake these words unto the eagle, (USA) I saw,    (the Eagle IS the USA.  
2 And, behold, the head that remained and the four wings appeared no more, and the two went unto it and set themselves up to reign, and their kingdom was small, and fill of uproar.

3 And I saw, and, behold, they appeared no more, and the whole body of the eagle (USA) was burnt so that the earth was in great fear: then awaked I out of the trouble and trance of my mind, and from great fear, and said unto my spirit,
4 Lo, this hast thou done unto me, in that thou searchest out the ways of the Highest.

CLICK HERE the Eagle IS the USA.

CLICK HERE to see the eagle (USA) Targets to be hit (Burnt)

5 Lo, yet am I weary in my mind, and very weak in my spirit; and little strength is there in me, for the great fear wherewith I was afflicted this night.

6 Therefore will I now beseech the Highest, that he will comfort me unto the end.
7 And I said, Lord that bearest rule, if I have found grace before thy sight, and if I am justified with thee before many others, and if my prayer indeed be come up before thy face;

Comfort me then, and shew me thy servant the interpretation and plain difference of this fearful vision, that thou mayest perfectly comfort my soul.
For thou hast judged me worthy to shew me the last times.
10 And he said unto me, This is the interpretation of the vision:
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Revelation 12:14 "And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent." FROM 744 B.C. TO 1776 on July 4th. The American Revolution. CLICK HERE to see that 744 B.C. date on the flyer.

Her-She, stands as the Statue of Liberty, today!
11 The
eagle, (USA) whom thou sawest come up from the sea, (people) is the kingdom which was seen in the v ision of thy brother Daniel.
12 But it was
not expounded unto him, therefore now I declare it unto thee.
13 Behold, the days will come, that there shall rise up
a kingdom upon earth, and it shall be feared above all the kingdoms that were before it.
14 In the same shall twelve kings reign, one after another:
15 Whereof the second shall begin to reign, and shall have more time than any of the twelve.
16 And this do the twelve wings signify, which thou sawest.

31 And the lion, whom thou sawest rising up out of the wood, and roaring, and speaking to the eagle,  (USA) and rebuking her for her unrighteousness with all the words which thou hast heard;
32 This is the anointed, which the Highest hath kept for them and for their wickedness unto the end: he shall reprove them, and shall upbraid them with their cruelty.
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33 For he shall set them before him alive in judgment, and shall rebuke them, and correct them.
For the rest of my people shall he deliver with mercy, those that have been pressed upon my borders, and he shall make them joyful until the coming of the day of judgment, whereof I have spoken unto thee from the the beginning.
35 This is the dream that thou sawest, and these are the interpretations.
Thou only hast been meet to know this secret of the Highest.
37 Therefore write all these things that thou hast seen in a book, and hide them:
And teach them to the wise of the people, whose hearts thou knowest may comprehend and keep these secrets.
44 If thou shalt forsake us, how much better had it been for us, if we also had been burned in the midst of Sion?
45 For we are not better than they that died there. And they wept with a loud voice.
Then answered I them, and said,

46 Be of good comfort, O Israel; and be not heavy, thou house of Jacob:

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47 For the Highest hath you in remembrance, and the Mighty hath not forgotten you in temptation.
As for me, I have not forsaken you, neither am I departed from you: but am come into this place, to pray for the desolation of Sion, and that I might seek mercy for the low estate of your sanctuary.

49 And now go your way home every man, and after these days will I come unto you.
50 So the people went their way into the city, like as I commanded them:
But I remained still in the field seven days, as the angel commanded me; and did eat only in those days of the flowers of the field, and had my meat of the herbs.

II Esdras 13:1-58
1 And it came to pass after seven days, I dreamed a dream by night:
2 And, lo, there arose a wind from the sea, that it moved all the waves thereof.
3 And I beheld,
and, lo, that man (Christ) waxed strong with the thousands of heaven: and when he turned his countenance to look all the things trembled that were seen under him.
And whensoever the voice went out of his mouth, (Christ is not a dragon) all they burned that heard his voice, like as the earth faileth when it feeleth the fire. (He just commands.)
5 And after this I beheld, and, lo, there was gathered together a multitude of men, out of number, from the four winds of the heaven, to subdue the man that came out of the sea.

6 But I beheld, and, lo, he had graved himself a great mountain, (Kingdom of God) and flew up upon it. CLICK HERE to see the Kingdom

7 But I would have seen the region or place whereout the hill was graven, and I could not.
8 And after this I beheld, and, lo, all they which were gathered together to subdue him were sore afraid, and yet durst fight.
9 And, lo, as he saw the violence of the multitude that came, he neither lifted up his hand, nor held sword, nor any instrument of war:

10 But only I saw that he sent out of his mouth as it had been a blast of fire, and out of his lips a flaming breath, and out of his tongue he cast out sparks and tempests. (He just commands.)

11 And they were all mixed together; the blast of fire, the flaming breath, and the great tempest; and fell with violence upon the multitude which was prepared to fight, and burned them up every one, so that upon a sudden of an innumerable multitude nothing was to be perceived, but only dust and smell of smoke: when I saw this I was afraid. (You can't imagine how it is to stand in God's "supernatural reality videos" and feel the heat, and smell the smoke, and hear the noise, it is almost enough to scare me to death too.)

12 Afterward saw I the same man (Jesus) come down from the mountain, and call unto him another peaceable Multitude.
13 And there came much people unto him, whereof some were glad, some were sorry, and some of them were bound, and other some brought of them that were offered: then was I sick through great fear, and I awaked, and said, (Will you be sorry, or glad?)

14 Thou hast shewed thy servant these wonders from the beginning, and hast counted me worthy that thou shouldest receive my prayer:
15 Shew me now yet the interpretation of this dream.
16 For as I conceive in mine understanding, woe unto them that shall be left in those days and much more woe unto them that are not left behind!
17 For they that were not left were in heaviness.

18 Now understand I the things that are laid up in the latter days, which shall happen unto them, and to those that are left behind. (These
are the latter days, which he spoke about.)
19 Therefore are they come into great perils and many necessities, like as these dreams declare.

20 Yet is it easier for him that is in danger to come into these things, than to pass away as a cloud out of the world, and not to see the things that happen in the last days. And he answered unto me, and said,
       (I the parowan prophet am sent to tell you that you are in danger, so get ready.)

21 The interpretation of the vision shall I shew thee, and I will open unto thee the thing that thou hast required.
22 Whereas thou hast spoken of them that are left behind, this is the interpretation:
23 He that shall endure the peril in that time hath kept himself: they that be fallen into danger are such as have works, and faith toward the Almighty.

24 Know this therefore, that they which be
left behind are more blessed than they that be dead. (Some idiot hypocrites say that they want to be the 1st. to die in the attack, they are the hypocrites.)
25 This is the meaning of the vision: Whereas thou sawest a man (Christ) coming up from the midst of the sea: (people)

26 The same is he whom God the Highest hath kept a great season, (almost 2000 years) which by his own self shall deliver his creature: and he shall order them that are left behind.
27 And whereas thou sawest, that out of his mouth there came as a blast of wind, and fire, and storm;
28 And that he held neither sword, nor any instrument of war, but that the rushing in of him destroyed the whole multitude that came to subdue him; this is the interpretation:

29 Behold, the days come, when the most High will begin to deliver them that are upon the earth.
30 And he shall come to the astonishment of them that dwell on the earth.
31 And one shall undertake to fight against another, one city against another, one place against another, one people against another, and one realm against another.

32 And the time shall be when these things shall come to pass, and the signs shall happen which I shewed thee before, and then shall my Son be declared, whom thou sawest as a man ascending.
33 And when all the people hear his voice, every man shall in their own land leave the battle they have one against another.

34 And an innumerable multitude shall be gathered together, as thou sawest them, willing to come, and to overcome him by fighting.
35 But he shall stand upon the top of the mount Sion.
36 And Sion shall come, and shall be shewed to all men, being prepared and builded, like as thou sawest the hill graven without hands.

37 And this my Son shall rebuke the wicked inventions of those nations, which for their wicked life are fallen into the tempest;
38 And shall lay before them their evil thoughts, and the torments wherewith they shall begin to be tormented, which are like unto a flame: and he shall destroy them without labour by the law which is like unto me.
39 And whereas thou sawest that he gathered another peaceable multitude unto him; (Christ)

40 Those are the ten tribes, which were carried away prisoners out of their own land in the time of Osea the king, whom Salmanasar the king of Assyria led away captive, and he carried them over the waters, and so came they into another land. ( 1 Kings 11,12, and 2 Kings 17:3--18:13 really worth the time to study and understand.

Read it all where they in 2 Kings 18:27 "But Rabshakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?" end quote.

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41 But they took this counsel among themselves, that they would leave the multitude of the heathen, and go forth into a further country, where never mankind dwelt,
42 That they might there keep their statutes, which they never kept in their own land.

43 And they entered into Euphrates (River) by the narrow places of the river.
44 For the most High then shewed signs for them, and held still the flood, till they were passed over. (The Caucasus Pass into Eastern Europe, and became the Caucasians people today.

      Are you a Caucasian? OR some other race?)

        CLICK HERE to see the Migrations Map.

45 For through that country there was a great way to go, namely, of a year and a half: and the same
region is called Arsareth. (Today it is the River "Siret" (Sereth) now in southern Rumania that flows into the Danube, that flows another 90 miles into the Black Sea.)

46 Then dwelt they there until
the latter time; and now when they shall begin to come,

53 This is the interpretation of the dream which thou sawest, and whereby thou only art here lightened.
54 For thou hast forsaken thine own way, and applied thy diligence unto my law, and sought it.
55 Thy life hast thou ordered in wisdom, and hast called understanding thy mother.
56 And therefore have I shewed thee the treasures of the Highest: after other three days I will speak other things unto thee, and declare unto thee mighty and wondrous things.