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and evil for good, light for darkness, and darkness
for light; bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter ; but
your turning things upside down will not do. For
I now say, they have robbed Me, both of my Ho.
NOUR and Power—and given to the Devil that
Truth, Honour, and Power, that is due to Me
alone : yet they will say, shall a Man rob God? I
answer, Yes, they have robbed Me of my Honour
and great Name, and have given wisdom, know-
ledge, power, and truth, to the Devil, to say he
hath made good thy Prophecies, and that he hath
proved my Bible true! which no mán upon earth
hath ever done, neither is it in the power of man to
do it, before I come to fulfil it; but men have
judged it is fulfilling by the Devil, who hath more
knowledge, wisdom, and power than their Crea-
TOR—for he is tempting Man al last, as he templed
Eve at first to believe that the Words of God are
not true; but then they must judge the Words of
Satan are true, if they judge it came from him as the
truth hath followed. But here I am reasoning with
Men as Men, to shew them their errors; but if they
are not convinced I shall reason, and come in Powe
ER as a God: I Am God and there is none besides
Me; my Honour I will not give to another. Wis-
dom, Power, and Truth, are in Me alone; for my
Eye is every where present, and as high as the Hea-
rens are from the Earth, so far are my Thoughts
from their Thoughts, and my Ways from their
Ways: shall I not now awake as one out of sleep?
Like one out of sleep I told thee I should awake, to
destroy those who rob Me of my Honour, and gire.
it to the Devil, by ascribing, all to him ; then now
judge for yourselves, O ye inhabitants of the Earth,
on what rock have ye built your Salvation ? Is not
your building on the sand ? Then know, the storms
are gathering; the floods will soon descend to
throw down all your building, and great will be your
fall. For where is the God in whom ye have trust-

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74 A WARNING TO THE WORLD. ed! that frustrateth the token of the liars, who maketh diviners mad, and turneth the wise men, backward, and maketh their wisdom foolishness; and now I will make all their wisdom foolishness. Should I answer as an angry God, no man could bear my Words nor hear my reproof, that I should answer to the sons of men, who have seen the different changes that have taken place, in this Nation and all others, in the twelve years that are past should happen to make the signs set by the Devil come true; then let men answer, what they judge of Me now, as I have set many signs to thee of the wrong judginents of men in things that are temporal, to compare them with their wrong judgments in things that are spiritual ; so, now I say the same unto thee and unto all inen; for as wrong as they are saying thou hast children brought up by the Parish, and that thou art Bonaparte's Brother, and that thou hast been in Prison, so false is their saying thy Writings came from the Devil, or any Spirit but the Spirit of the Living God; and that, every soul in this Nation shall know before the five YEARS I mentioned to thee in 1802 are èxpired, and then I will turn as a DIADEM of Beauty to the residue of my People, and they shall praise the God of their SALVATION.'


The following communication was given to me the 20 of Nov. 1803, in answer to a man who came to Leeds from London, with a notorious falschood, to say I had forbid marriage ; a thought that never entered my heart, and not a word to that purpose ever came out of my mouth. But to his words I was answered :

“ They may as well forbid the marriage of men as forbid the MARRIAGE of the LAMB. For I was born · like mnen, I spoke like men, and I act like men; and

I said, I should deal with men after the manner of mnen: now they may as well say, a man and woman may live together if their hearts, are united, as man and wife, without the ceremony of the church; or without the wedding ring ; and say, if they are married in the sight of God what use is there for the marriage of men, as to say their heart without their hands will bind them to the MARRIAGE of the Lamb. For know, it is compared to MARRIAGE when I come to unite all Nations together, and to inlist all men under MY BANNER ; they must choose Me for the Bridegroom, as a Wife chooses her Husband for her Bridegroom. But as the marriage bond cannot be completed by choice before the HAND is given with the HEART and the wedding ring is put on; no more can the MARRIAGE of the LAMB join Me as the BRIDEGROOM to renounce every rival against ME, before the Hand is given with the HEART; then as a man is bound in honour to protect his wife, and avenge her injuries, so am I in HONOUR bound to avenge those whose Hands are given to me to re, nounce every rival that is against Me; but as a man cannot protect a woman as a wife, however strong his affections may be, without MARRIAGE, perfectly so, I now tell you, however strong your hearts may be given to Me, I am not bound in HONOUR to protect you, as a BRIDEGROOM, to en joy MY KINGDOM of PEACE, without your HANDS being given with your HEARTS, that you may reign with Me the ONE THOUSAND YEARS,--therefore it was compared to marriage; to be glad and rejoice that I was come to enter into Marriage Bonds with Man, and Man with ME; and know, the Sealing is said to be to the Day of Redemption; that I have visited my People, and shall REDEEM them by entering into Marriage Bonds with Me. The hand writing is the hand giving and the Seal is the Marriage Ring—the Name that is sealed in the FOREHEAD, is the Name that is signed in the Fore. head by Baptism: therefore I said it must come to the Standard of the CHURCH. I will now tell thee, what this Marriage meaneth-As a Husband is ema powered to avenge an insult offered to his Wife by the union of the hand in Marriage, so am I empowered as a Husband to avenge the injuries offered to those that give their hands to Me, to be signed and sealed for their Redemption : for as the Bond seals Man's Redemption, so shall the Bond seal Satan's destruction. For if you discern the manner of the Sealing it stands for bothbut how could I, in honour consistent with a God, that hath always acted with men after the manner of men, come as a Bridegroom to avenge the injuries done to his Wife, that he was not empowered to do by the Heart, bez fore she had given to him her hand? Then his Honour is engaged to save and avenge his Wife's injuries; just so is My HONOUR engaged to save all that are entered into this Bond with Me. And if Satan works to tempt them, I, as a Husband, will avenge him; for this I am bound in honour to do; and though I may

take many to Glory, that Satan might not say, “ they * signed not in LOVE to Me but in love to their own

Lives, because they might live for ever!" therefore they must be parted, and some die to shame the De, vil," that it is not for the sake of long life that they are signing for my KINGDOM, but for their LOVE to Me that they wish for my Kingdom either in the World of GLORY above, or in the World here below; and for that Power to be destroyed that is a ri. yal between God and them.

So now see plain, ye sons of men,

The Marriage 'must appear,
That you must give your hands to ME,

Ere I can conquer here;
Because like man is all my plan,

Apd trace my Bible through,
I brought my likeness all to maq,

From Abraham prove it true;

. Because his son was offered up,

And so was I the same;
But know that Isaac did not drop,

The Ram the victim came.
But know, like man was then my plan;

Like Isaac I was bound;
And as the life remained in him,

So life in Mɛ was found.
I say the same, to men I came,

As Isaac did return,
And in my body did appear,

You know, again to man.
Then now like man you see my plan,

When Moses did appear,
To warn them of the promis d land,

My chosen men to clear;
That was to free from misery,

From Pharoah's cruel hand;
The blood was sprinkled then by ME,

Before my angel came
To sweep away, as now I say,

All the Egyptian host;
As they would never Me obey,

I rid them off the coast.
He followed there, let men see clear,

But then I smote the tide,
And made my chosen men go through,

And I myself did hide
Then in the pillar of the cloud,

And Moses did pass through,
While Pharoah knew not I was God,

He hasty did pursue;
But then his wheels I took away,

That he could not go through,
And when I brought the break of day,

Then Moses' words came true :
The enemy you've seen this day,

You shall not see him more; That night I drown'd the enemy,

And brought my men on shore,
That had obey'd, as then I said

So thus I act with man;
And now like Moses I'll proceed,

And tell you all my plan.
The second Star doth now appear,

And Moses must pass through;
And Pharoah may begin to fear:

Satan will find it so,
That Pharoah he the next must be,
• As Isaac I become;
For Satan now must fall like ME,

And feel a Pharoah's doom.
If he pursues he'll surely know

Like Pharoah' he shall fall;

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