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A WARNING TO THE WORLD. ΧLΙΧ. " For Jacob prophesied of the end : and now the

end of all things is at hand; for the havens of the 2 bulun sea, and the ships are coming, which shall bring

12 them to Zidon, or Mount Zion : for the nations are Waar handle bowing between two burdens, and they shall see that

rest is good, and the land I have promised is pleasant. Therefore they shall bow to enjoy it, and become as servants to tribute unto it, when I begin by man to judge my people, and they see the judgments that are threatened hastening on them fast. Then will believers see the Salvation of the Lord,

that they have waited to see ; and though a troop brudd of men may overtake them at first, yet they shall.

overcome them at last, that are by faith the sons of .heher 20 Jacob; and they shall be fed with royal dainties,

as I have promised them; for the bread is the bread of life, that is now come down to man; and the land shall be full of fatness : for as a hind let loose will I now give good words to my people ; and as a hind let loose their joys will be, when they are loosed from

Satan's power. Then cometh the fruitful bough meth 22 to Joseph, even a fruitful bough by a well, which

is a well of living waters for man, whose branches

run over the walls of Salvation. For though the ILIE 23 archers may grieve them at first, and shoot at them

and hate them ; but the bow of true believers shall 4 abide in full strength, till they are redeemed by the

mighty God of Jacob. For I am come in the Spi2rit, to be the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel, to build

up the walls of Salvation for Man. But was this re-
vealed to a man, by my Spirit; that man must rob.
ME of the honour due unto my Name ; and who
could look to me as the Shepherd of all men, that
suffered Death in the Body for Man; but told them I
should come again in power; and the Testimony of
my Corning is from the Spirit of Prophecy; for I
said, my Father would send the Holy Ghost, that
is the Comforter, in my Name, to bring all things to
your remembrance, But how could it come in my

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A WARNING TO THE WORLD. 69 XLIX Name, if it was given to a' man? Then it must be in his name, to be the Shepherd, and Stone of Israel 24** for men to build upon ; but now they must all build upon that Shepherd who neither slumbereth nor sleeperh, but like a Shepherd is preaching in thy ears; and froin Me all thy infusion comes ; that every soul shall know and see. For now is coming blessings from the heavens above, blessings of the 25 Fonphdeep that lieth under : that is when your enemy is confined to the deep, that lieth under man; and his power cannot rise to hurt man ; then cometh the blessing of the breast in the 25 Forfikon womb of Providence; and then shall the everlasting bills be lifted up for man, with crowns of happi- Benja ness upon their heads. Then shall the ravening wolf, that devours the prey in the morning, divide his spoil in the evening. And now I will tell thee what that meaneth : Satan is the ravening wolf that will devour many, who will fall a prey to him ; for there are many who desire to be free from him, and to have my Kingdom established; yet, as a wolf he will devour them that are not strong in faith ; and they that have no faith he will totally destroy. But when the night cometh for his destruction, he shalldivide the spoil; for where the hand-writing appeareth against him, they shall be divided from him ; and from the others, that wish his Kingdom to stand. For then shall the spoil he hath made be divided in man ; for there is a mystery in the Sealing no man can know, before they have seen the end. Then will every soul that have heard it wish they had been sealed, to be divided from Satan's power. For then cometh the end, when every blessing that was said to Joseph, doth rest on the seed of Joseph ; and their blessings will be established by Saian's being bound in the deep, from man. Then he shall 27 Her divide the spoil that he hath made in inan'; they that do not wish his Fall, but rather have him remain, shall go and remain with him ; but they that

wish to be freed from his power shall be divided from him. Here I have given thee the meaning of Jacob's dying words to his sons, what shall befall man in the last days : and now the last days are come; so let them compare Jacob's dying words with all thy prophecies, if they were given to thee from any Spirit that was not from the LORD. It was by the Spirit of Prophecy Jacob spoke to his sons, what the last days would be to all the sons of men. Now let the learned answer thee; and I shall answer thee again ; for I have not revealed every mystery in them yet; but this I have left for the learned to dispute, to try the wisdoin of men. Now let all look to Jacob's dying words, and draw their judgment from what I have said.

The following communication was given in No vember 1803, at Stockport, in answer to the malici. ous lies and persecution Imet with there ; yet some came to be true believers I was answered in the following manner :

Thy coming hither will be a blessing unto some in this place, but it will be a curse unto others; for I now tell thee and all mankind, it is not thee but Me; it is not thy Spirit but my Spirit that they are persecuting. It was not thy will but my will to send thee hither, to be clear from the blood of all men, that they might know the days of their visitation. But know ye not they must crucify the Lord afresh, and put him again to open shame? Can this be done in the Body? I tell thee no; it is in the SPIRIT it must be done ; or how can the day come that must burn like an oven, and the wicked be burnt up like stubble ? The day of my Coming could not be so severe were there no such persecuting spirits in men; and this must be to the fulfilment of the Scriptures, when I come to ask and receive my full demand to have the Heathens for my inheritance, and the uttera most parts of the earth for my possession, the Gen

tiles' tumult must arise, reject my doctrine and my Laws. Now call to thy remembrance the words I said unto thee in 1792, the 2d Psalm should be fulfilled; but how can it be fulfilled, if men did not fulfil one part as it is written of man? And as they are fast fulfilling their part, now I will go on fast to fulfil the other part, until the whole Psalm is fulfilled. How could iny Bible be fulfilled without persecution : Did I not say, blessed are ye that are persecuted for my sake, great should be your reward in heaven, when men revile you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake? Rejoice and be exceeding glad, that ye are counted worthy to suffer this reproach for Me: and now for Me you all suffer this reproach, and all manner of lies falsely ; then now see the Crown that is before you all, for every Promise in my Bible must rest upon your heads ; for I now tell thee, all is hastening on fast, when they shall enter into the joy of their Lord. These three years have been men's time to persecute, while I have been seeking fruit and found it not---but the following years the evils shall begin to fall; for I will trifle with men no longer ; the redeemed of the Lord is nigh at hand, and their recompense is near; but what recompense could be near for them, if they suffered no reproach, no persecution, no reviling, for my sake? What have they to rejoice and be exceeding glad for, that they are counted worthy to endure all :hese things for me? The Scriptures must now be all fulfilled, and they cannot be fulfilled without divisions of men, and pero secutions of men. For know, I told you, my flock was but a little flock, and they should not fear the reviling of men ; now I have shewed thee from the Scriptures all this must be to fulfil them, and bring the reward 10 believers; but by faith you are saved, and that not of yourselves. This I have said unto thee, and unto them that believe thy writings as coming from the Lord; to shew you from the Scriptures this must be to fulfil the Scriptures, and bring the glorious reward to believers who are my friends, and revenge my foes. For now is coming the fulfilment of all my Bible, and what I said on the Mount, 7th Matt. with what judgment they signed they shall be judged: and with what measure they mete it shall be measured to them again. Now I shall answer thee of judging : what judgment can they have of their God to judge I will fulfil every word spoken to thee if it coines from the Devil in

MY NAME? They must believe I AM joined with him, • or that Satan hath power over all the works of MY

HANDS; that sun and rain is guided by him, and not by me; that blessings and judgments are in the hands of the Devil, and not in MY HANDS. So fallen men, like fallen angels, must judge Satan's power is greater than mine, if I had not power to change the signs that he had fixed, as they say they were fixed by the Devil. The two bad harvests of 1799, 1800, could I not change those signs to two good harvests, and brought forward my shepherds to confound his lies to prove they came from the author of lies, if they came froin him ? And when the signs were published to the world for three good harvests, on conditions of ministers and others searching out the truth, could I not change those blessings, if Satan had fixed the signs? And if Satan had worked in the hearts of men to fulfil the one, could I not have shamed him by sending three bad harvests to prove it came from the author of lies ? Did I not say the Devil was the father of lies and the author of them from the beginning? And now shall I make him the God of truth, by fulfilling his words what way soever he fixed the signs to make his words true, and make myself a liar ? When I said he was the father of lies, shall I now make him the author of every truth? Then I must be a liar like unto yourselves, who have made lies all your refuge, and under false. hood you have hid yourselves, putting good for evil,

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