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and prove them, and they that approve of my ways, my wisdom, and my decrees, will be fit companions to reign with me; but they that disapprove them will never reign with me in my Kingdom of Peace, either enthroned above, or here below. That is, they will not be my companions, nor visit this lower world, to join with the church militant here on earth, to reign with me in glory, as my companions to visit men. For the saints that are now living, and ashamed of me and my Gospel, and of the wisdom of my Death, the manner of my Coming in the Spirit, to reveal all mysteries unto them, I shall be ashamed of them before my Father, which is in Heaven, For I now tell thee, they that despise thy writings, do not despise thee, but me; as the writings are not thine, but mine. It is not thy wisdom but my wisdom to accomplish in the woman what she was created for ; and what I died for, to bear the blame for man, that Satan might bear what was cast on him, by the woman. Now if this wisdom is despised by men, and they are ashamed to hear that my Death must be turned back on Satan's head, I shall be ashamed of them, when they come before my Father in glory. For though I do not say the righteous, that believe in ME, shall perish ; but in my Father's house there are many mansions; and as one star differeth from another in the firmament, so will one star differ from another in glory, for so will the difference of the saints above be. It is them that are longing for me, to bring in my Kingdom, to dwell with them, that will reign wirh me in my Kingdom ; and where I am they shall be also, that enjoy my Kingdom above, to be welcomed into the joy of their Lord, when my delight is with the sons of men, then will their. delight be with them aiso; for the church triumphant will join with the church militant here on earth. But how can they be united together, that have no share or lot in the matter? I tell thee, no: great now will be



A WARNING TO THE WORLD. the difference of departed Christians ; for none can enter into the joy of their Lord, that now mock my words; for I shall be as much ashamed of their wisdom, as they are now ashamed of mine. It is not the wicked, that are confined with their master, that I shall be ashamed of before my Father, which is in heaven, for I cannot be ashamed of them there, because there they will not come.”

The above communication was read to a large company at Leeds, when a man started up and said, it was not in the Scripture, for the Lord to be ashamed of any righteous people ; for it was the Jews only that our Saviour alluded to ; and as to the curse being cast on the Devil, he said then the man and woman must be freed ; but he argued the curse was not cast on the Devil, for it was cast alike on the man and the woman, and they ought to have obeyed what the Lord had said unto them. Some of my friends disputed with himn concerning the Fall, and of the artful manner the Devil betrayed the woman ; but he still argued the fault was in the man and the woman. I then disputed with him myself; but finding him determined to clear the Devil, and cast the whole bkime on the he'oman, contrary to the Scriptures, as he would not allow that a curse cast on the Serpent must ever take place. I then told him to quit the room, as he was a friend to the Devil; as I had invited ny friends there to take my leare of them, and would not be interrupted by his contention ; as I had proposed to spend the day with my friends only; for many had come from a great distance to see ine; but he refused leaving the room, and he would stay: then one of iny friends said, “every man that is against him, let him hold up his hand.” Immediately every man in the room hield

up his hand, to shew they were all against him; and "he was immediately put out of the room, as an enemy

to the human race, and a friend to the Desil; that would sooner sec mankind perish, than the Devil to

have his curse pronounced upon him. 1, after this, said to a lady in the room, it could not appear to me to come from a wrong Spirit, to say, those that were ashamed of the wisdom of God here upon earth, the Lord would be ashamed of their wisdoin in heaven. For a father night love his child, but if the child mocked the wisdom of his father and despised it, the father imight be ashamed of the conduct of the child; yet he might love his child, if he knew the child loved him : but yet he might be ashamed of the child that had mocked and despised his father's wisdom. Another thing struck deep upon my mind and heart, of my own sister, that I once loved as iny own life ; and she expressed every tender lore and regard for me, before I was visited by the SPIRIT OF THE LORD by prophecy; then she began to blame me, and offered to assist me in any thing in this world, if I would give up my prophecies; but in this she would not assist me at all, but blamed my following on to know the Lord, or by what Spirit I was led. So her blaming me in this matter hath lessened my love and esteem for her, and heightened my love for strangers, that I never before had seen, and who joined with me in heart and inind, that I ought to follow on to know in whom I had believed ; and though I was well assured my sister loved me ; and I once loved her in the most tender manner ; but as she was ashamed of my believing this to be from the Lord, I must say I was ashamed of her wisdom, when she had written to a minister, that she feared my visitation might be from the Devil, aş an angel of Light: although this minister said her judgment was as wild and erroneous as Sir Egerton Lee's, who had drawn the like conclusion on them as before. I said to the minister, I could not believe my sister's judement, as she told me as far back as 1792, none of my prophecies would take place; far we should see no war, nor dearth, nor any trouble in the land; as England was never in a more flourishing state, and

so she judged it was like to remain. The rev. gentleman answered, she had erred in her judgment there; and I answered him, I believed she erred as much now, to judge my visitation was from the Devil, as she did in 1792. This conversation was in 1801, after I had begun to publish to the world, as she thought to stop me, fearing I should bring myself to a prison, by running into expences that I could not afford; though I was truly convinced she did it out of a mistaken love to me, yet her conceit of her own opinion, to think she could be a better judge for me than I was for myself, hath lessened iny love for her, and though I wish every blessing to attend her, both spiritual and temporal; yet, I could not be happy to live with her, nor enjoy any pleasure in her company, and my anger is mixed with love, as I know she hath a mistaken love for me ; but her persuasions would make me of all women the most wretched and miserable, should I attend to them; for then I must begin in the spirit and end in the fesh; and, niy last error must be worse than the first, if I was in an error in 1792, to obey my call, that I might know if my visitation was from the Lord; but now I am clearly convinced it is of God; then I inust have begun in the spirit, and now to end in the flesh if I give it up, and bring myself to a fatal end ; for I would sooner suffer death than so to do. The glory of God and the good of mankind is all I have had in view, and have suffered all the sorrows I have passed through. These ponderings of my heart I was ordered to put in print, and sliall now give the answer of the Spirit, how it has compared the Kingdom of Heaven with these parables.

"Now I shall answer the ponderings of thy heart : know, I compared the Kingdom of Heaven to the likeness of men here upon earth. As thou hast drawn thy judgment from a father and a child, just so it is with me and my children, that look to me as their PATHER which is in HEAVEN : yet as thou sayest, a father is offended to hear a child blame his fathers wisdom, just so am I ashamed of my children that now blame my wisdoni ; so let father's of children judge from this parable, and let those Christians, who look to the LORD as their PATHER, judge for themselves, how they will appear before ME, that have judged MY WISDOM foolishness; and thought then selves more wise than their TEACHER: and they as Creatures more wise than their CREATOR. How will they appear before me, let them judge from a child, that has disgraced its father's wisdom, and counted it foolishness; how will it blush tocome before its father to be reproved? Let this parable sink deep in the hearts of the readers. For in like manner they must be ashamed to approach that God they have despised. But thou sayest in thy heart, they do not know they are despising the wisDOM of the Lord. To this I answer, as they are despising the wisdom revealed to thee from the LORD, then how will they appear, when they know it is the LORD's Wisdom? Will not this as much shame the. Gentiles as the Jews ? Is it not as much to the one as to the other? For though hand join in hand, I tell thee the wicked sball not go unpunished who despise the ways of the Lord; therefore, let all men judge for themselves, lest they are judged, of the Lord; and let all men know, the saints in glory would not be compared to the stars in the firmament, if the difference was not great. Now I shall come to thee and thy sister; for there the type goes deep. Thou once loved thy sister as thy life, before she blamed thy conduct in listening to the Voice of the Lord, which she judged was not the Lord's; and though thou art convinced in thy mind that it is in lore to thee, that she persecutes the Spirit that visits thee; yet, this mistaken love in her, lessens thy love for her, and draws thy love to others, who are not after the flesh as brothers and

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