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No other way, to thee I say,
Now man is his intent
And toss their mountains high,
I know a Peter's cry
Like Peter it will sink,
For now thou 'rt near the brink
And prove thy Lord thou see:
That now doth visit me."
My Voice cannot be here;
And thou 'lt begin to fear,
To leave thee in the dark;
Then who can miss the mark:
The Rock did then appear;
Aud now the Light see clear.
For now I tell thee, as deep as the ocean is hid from man, so deep are my words and ways hid from man's understanding; and as wide as the ocean is from shore to shore, so wide are my ways from the ways of men, and my thoughts from their thoughts of the Creation, and of man's Redemption ; for the depth of my decrees no man ever understood.”
Since my book was put into the printer's hands, the 25th April, I had two Newspapers brought to me on thie 30th, which I am ordered to have copied out and put in print, that the world may judge for themselves, how the signs of dangers were placed from the weather.-I shall give the explanation that was given to me from the Newspa
pers; but first I must call my readers to the 15 and Kephenisio
pages of the Sealed Prophecies, printed in 1803, is pa how the mark was set in the dark for man. But that
type is not yet ended; for there are many marks
that are hid in the dark from man; for as they love to be in the dark, in the dark they shall go. But they that wish to come to the light, to the light let them come, and they shall know the marks that were set from the weather, and the shadows of this year. For as the muddy water was seen to thee, that came down as a flood after thou hadst opened thy Prayer Book to the Psalms and the Prayers on the Seas, thou sawest the foods come down the day that alludes to April; and so the dangers must come from the weather, as the type stood from the wea ther. Therefore I told thee, that dangers were began, whatever men discerned ; and every shadow of what I said would appear has begun. Now mark my strict command to thee to have the words of the Newspapers-copied out, and put in print in thy Book ; therefore I ordered thee to begin thy Book before the news arrived, that the unbelieving world might know thou walkest by faith and not by sight; and put in print that every shadow shall take place this year. Before the news came to thee, that do the signs were set of the weather for land and sea; ar so they began to tumble down by the weather ; so land and sea sustain the loss. But I know the many sudden deaths that have happened, and the sickness thou art daily hearing of, is unnoticed by the world, as they say “this is common;" so they must wait until they see the deaths do follow more than common. Then the living may lay it to heart; for all men must know the events of this year were foretold from the weather; and from the weather let all men look for the effects. So those that have eyes to see may see; and they that have hearts to understand, let them understand, that the truth stands before them; for I now tell thee, if men are not brought in by Faith, secing and believing from the truth standing before them, they will all fall back; and all the pains thou hast taken, in sealing the people, will be labour lost, and thou wilt spend thy
time to waste. Therefore I have now given my strict command, that no one shall have a Seal from thee who hath not read my Words, which are given to thee; and let them judge for themselves. I have already told thee, and I now tell thee again, it is to try the hearts of men, and to prove the wisdom of men, whether they can see the justice of my ways and my decrees, in Creation and Preservation, that I have ordered all to be put in print, for men to search the Scriptures, and see the truth of my Bible, and the depth of my wisdom in all things, that I know men have taken in question, and blame their MAKER to this day, as Adam did. Therefore I am come in the SPIRIT to throw open my Bible unto all men that will hear and judge for themselves. But they that will not judge for themselves shall now be judged of the LORD.
But I shall reason with man in the Spirit, that will now reason with Me, by bringing forth arguments, and shewing their strong reasons wherein they condemn this wisdom as not consistent with the wisdom of a God. But he that doth not read to judge for himself, can bring forth no arguments at all ; then they cannot judge for themselves, and they stand condemned to be judged of the LORD, that I have called and no man answered, then they shall call and I will not answer. Here I shall insert the words of the Newspapers : An Extract from the Morning Chronicle,
April 28th, 1804. “ We are sorry to find that the disaster, which has befallen the West India Fleet, that lately sailed from Cork, on the coast of Portugal, is more considerable than was at first supposed. No less than 37 are upon Lloyd's Book's, besides the Apollo Frigate; and it is feared that there are a few more, the naines of which are not yet ascertained. The crews of several have perished : the particulars may be expected by the Lisbon Mail, which has arrived, but the Letters not yet delivered.
Another Extract from the Morning Chronicle,
April 30, 1804. Friday arrived at Falmouth, the Walsingham Packet from Lisbon, and brings further particulars of the heavy loss which the West India Merchants have sustained by the storm of the ed inst, which drove their fleet upon the Portuguese coast, between Cape Mandeigo and Aveiro. What business they had in this latitude, will, it' is said, become a subject of enquiry. Of 68 vessels, of which the convoy consisted, not more than 20 are yet known to have escaped"; these were seen steering after the tempest had subsided for the Westward, under the protection of the Carysfort. The rest are supposed to have perished altogether, in conjunction with the Apollo Frigate, the cominander of which, captain Dixon, and all the company on board, consisting of a large body of soldiers, were totally lost, excepting about a hundred of the crew, which were fortunate enough to escape.
Now I must call my readers to the pages hereafter mentioned of my Sealed Prophecies; and the landmarks in my fifth Book, at the bottom of page 196:
The path is strait, the ocean now is wide,
Deep is this páralle I'give to men. Now I must direct my, readers to refer to the places in my Books, as here put down. The first book, page 18.---Second book, pages 85, 92, and 94.--Third book, pages 83, 85, 102, and 108.---Fourth book, pages, 150, 166, 174, 181, and 191.
Then I must refer my readers to the second Book of Letters, page 68; and to read the letter through. Then to the 113th page of the Disputes with the Powers of Darkness.--.“ I have promised three years of good' harvests, if I find friends to carry on my work ; and if they will not draw back, I shall not draw back.” Then turn to the 125th page of the same book.
Now I shall give the answer of the Spirit to these pages.
“ I now answer thee, the Promise made in the 18th page must first be fulfilled of the three years of plenty, before the judgments can take place ; for, as men did not draw back, I could not draw back from my Promise.---But now come to the letter sent to Foley, how the Signs of Judgments were set from the weather at thy father's death; and know, I told thee, in the 1800, I should set the Signs three years for Blessings; and then, if unbelief abounded in the fourth year of the century, I should set them for Judgments. And now the fourth year is come ; and the Signs of Judgments are set from the weather ; and the shadow of dangers have come from the weather on the seas, when it came to March and April. Now mark the letter that was sent to Foley * Now compare the Signs set of the weather with the shadows that have began from the weather, and with thy starting friends, that I compared with the starting horse, which thou didst ride on : for there are thousands like that horse, that will not go one step, without starting or going backward, as the horse did, any longer than as the path appears plain and straight before them. Now this truth is plain in man, as I then told thee ; therefore, to set the type to man, I ordered thee to go through thy, journey with that starting horse, to shew thee what starting friends thou wouldest have. But I now tell thee, all such will turn back as empty as the horse did. And now let all men judge for themselves, from the type of the weather, and thy friends, and compare it with that letter. So let all this be compared together, and then he that can answer it let him appear ; but not appear to answer as the ignorant sons of men have already answered, it is from tlie Devil, because they believe it so. But let men know it is impossible for every mati's belief to be right; therefore they must prove it from the Devil if they can by the Scrip
Page 68 of the Second Book of Letters, printed in 1802.