هَا أَنَا أُرْسِلُكُم كَالخِرَافِ بَيْنَ الذِّئَاب. فَكُونُوا حُكَمَاءَ كَالحَيَّات، ووُدَعَاءَ كَالحَمَام/I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves
See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.
Matthew 10/16-22: “”See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues; and you will be dragged before governors and kings because of me, as a testimony to them and the Gentiles. When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; and you will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”
رؤيا القدّيس يوحنّا03/من01حتى06/وإِنْ لَمْ تَتَيَقَّظْ، فَإنِّي آتٍ كَٱللِّص، ولا تَعْلَمُ في أَيِّ سَاعَةٍ آتِيك
يا إِخوَتِي، قالَ ليَ ابْنُ الإِنسان: «أُكْتُبْ إِلى مَلاكِ ٱلكَنيسَة ٱلَّتي في سَرْدِيس: هذا مَنْ يَقُولُهُ مَنْ لَهُ أَرواحُ ٱللهِ ٱلسَّبعَةُ وٱلكَواكِبُ ٱلسَّبْعَة: إِنِّي عَالِمٌ بِأَعْمَالِكَ، أَنَّكَ بِٱلٱسْمِ حَيّ، ولكِنَّكَ مَيْت! كُنْ يَقِظًا وَثَبِّتْ ما بَقِيَ لَدَيْكَ وقَدْ أَوشَكَ أَن يَمُوت، فَإِنِّي لا أَجِدُ أَعْمَالَكَ مُتَمَّمَةً أَمَامَ إلهي. فَتَذكَّرْ إِذًا ما تَلَقَّيْتَهُ ومَا سَمِعْتَهُ، وَٱحْفَظْهُ وَتُبْ! وإِنْ لَمْ تَتَيَقَّظْ، فَإنِّي آتٍ كَٱللِّص، ولا تَعْلَمُ في أَيِّ سَاعَةٍ آتِيك. ولكِنْ عِنْدَكَ في سَرِدِيسَ أَشْخَاصٌ قَليلُونَ لَمْ يُدَنِّسُوا أَثْوَابَهُم، فَهُم سَيَمْشُونَ مَعِي في أَثوابٍ بَيْضاء، لأَنَّهم مُسْتَحِقُّون. وٱلظَّافِرُ يَلْبَسُ هُوَ أَيضًا أَثوابًا بَيْضَاء، ولَنْ أَمْحُوَ ٱسْمَهُ مِن كِتَابِ ٱلحَياة، وأَعتَرِفُ بِٱسْمِهِ أَمَامَ أَبي وأَمَامَ مَلاَئِكَتِهِ. مَنْ لَه أُذُنانِ فَلْيَسمَعْ ما يَقُولُهُ ٱلرُّوحُ لِلكَنائِس.
Obey it, and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you. Book of Revelation 03/01-06: “‘To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars: ‘I know your works; you have a name for being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is at the point of death, for I have not found your works perfect in the sight of my God. Remember then what you received and heard; obey it, and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come to you. Yet you have still a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes; they will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. If you conquer, you will be clothed like them in white robes, and I will not blot your name out of the book of life; I will confess your name before my Father and before his angels. Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.”