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glory, and blessing; and every creature, which is in
saints with him :- And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. Wisdom ii. 23, 24-For God created man to be immortal ; and made him to be an image of his own eternity : nevertheless, through envy of the devil came death into the world, and they that hold of his side do find it:" And in the end it is said, " The generation of the unrighteous will be horrible : But the souls of the righteous are in the hands of God, and there shall no torments touch them : In the time of their visitation, they shall shine, and run to and fro like sparks among the stubble: And their Lord shall reign over them that are faithful in love ; and they shall abide with him.” iii. 19, 1, 7, 8, 9.
Here I have shewn, from the Scriptures of Truth, what REVOLUTION must be in the heart against Satan and his seed, to bring in the glorious Kingdom of Christ; and what the Scriptures assure us would be placed in the hearts of his faithful followers at the end; and which Revolution was prophesied of in the Fall, Gen. iii.-As many more Scriptures I could enumerate ; but these are enough for the wise to see. And now I shall come to the controversy between Mr. Mayer and me. I received the following letter from him :
March 12th, 1806. Mr. Fisher, the German preacher, one of your sealed people, has called on me, on account of the pamphlet i published respecting God's judgments going forth over the earth, for the cleansing it from wickedness; and has taken upon himself to contradict my calculations, because he says they are contrary to what has been revealed to you by the Spirit of God, and exhorted my family to submit to you as the Lord's prophetess.
He states, that you are alluded to, Ezekiel ix, by the man cloathed in linen, which had a writer's ink: horn by his side, that set a mark on the forehead of the men that sigh for the abominations of Jerusalem; and in Revelation vii. by the Angel who had títe seal of the living God ; that those that receive the scals from you belong to the one hundred and forty and four thousand who are to be made unto God kings and priests, and shall reign on the earth during the millennium; that you are also represented in the Revelation as the Bride, the Lamb's Wife; the Woman cloathed with the Sun, having the Moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars ; that Buonaparte is not to fall by the hands of a man, but by the bursting of your seals, in Octuber next; and that you would ascend into heaven in the month of November.
It being probable Mr. Fisher may be actuated by a spirit of enthusiasm, I thought it prudent to acquaint you with his assertions to me, in order that I might not be led to condemn you rashly as an impostor, and your adherents as a deluded people; I iherefore request an answer from you, whether you teach such things, and approve of Mr. Fisher's conduct in circulating them? If I do not receive an answer from you in a few days, I shall conclude Mr. Fisher's assertion and conduct are approved of by you; and, as a duty incumbent on me, shall make ibis lettter public, with a warning to the unwary from hearkening to such strange delusions; and prove the falsity of Mr. Fisher's assertions to me, that no one dare take up the cause against you.
A Vindicator of the Truth,
LEWIS MAYER. No. 9, Coleman-street, Bunhill-row.
When I received this letter, I was ordered to send no communication to him from the Lord, as he did not believe the visitation of the Lord to me; but to answer his letter from my own judgment of what had been revealed to me ; and which I answered as follows:
March 13th, 1806. I received your friendly letter ; for as such I look upon it, not to give credit to such romantic assertions as you heardfrom Mr. Fisher, before you enquired into the truth; and I wish every one was of the same candid, open, and generous mind : to know the truth, before they gave credit to things that are so unlikely as some things that Fisher represented to you. Where he took his wild ideas from, I know not; but many wild ideas I know Fisher has filled his head with; and hath been reproved by me, because he blends truth and errors together, which you will see explained in this letter. As to his saying Buonaparte is not to fall by the hands of a man, but by the bursting of my seals in October next, is a wild invention of his own. Never was a word of the kind in my writings ; neither did a thought of the kind ever enter my head; all that he took that froin, was an imaginary invention of his own, which he turned, I suppose, from these words that are said in my writings: “ If Buonaparte entered this nation, he should not conquer it; for the Lord would protect this nation from destruction, for the sake of Believers and the Sealed, who were wishing for the coming of the Lord, and to have their grand adversary destroyed.” It is from these words in my writings, that he must have taken those wild ideas But, as to bursting the scals, it never was mentioned that they were to be broken at any particular time; neither was any particular time ever mentioned to me when Buonaparte's power would be destroyed ; only told me that he was the Beast mentioned in the Re velation, and would have his power for a season ; but that his destructive power should not be in this land, unless it was to his own destruction ; for though, like Sennacherib, it was said he would conquer other nations, yet, like Sennacherib, it was said he would fall, if he ventured here. So here is one thing most erroneous, which Fisher hath mentioned ; and now
I shall come to another: his saying I should ascend into heaven in the month of November.
Then. Fisher must know more than I do; for never was such a word said by 'me; neither is there such a word in my writings: but it was said to me, in the year 1792, in the middle of the year, “ I will add to thy days fifteen years ; and that fifteen years is
not expired at the time Fisher mentioned. So I know • not how he judged I should die in the month of No
vember. This is an invention of his own; and some things that Mr. Abbott told me, that Fisher had said to you were full as erroneous, and of his own invention, as these you have mentioned. And now I shall come to another observation you made in your letter. You said Mr. Fisher said, “No one dare take up the cause against me." This is a judgment he hath drawn of himself, from these words—that no one should take up the cause against me and prosper ; for in the end the Lord would confound all my enemies, and shame those that tried to shame me, and confound all those that went to confound me; but if no one took up the cause against me, then my prophecies could not be fulfilled; for how could men be ashamed or confounded, when they saw all the truth fulfilled, to know my visitation was from the Lord, that never had come forward against it? So Fisher hath placed my writings according to his own judgment, as you have placed some passages of the Bible, which I must beg you will bear with me, when I tell you, they are as wrongly placed as Fisher hath placed my writings. Now, as you have mentioned the 12th chapter of Revelation, wherein you seem to marvel of what Fisher said, of comparing me to the woman mentioned in that chapter, you seem to write as though it was as erroneous as the other; and from your own books you must think so; as you say in the 10th page of your last publication, “ That the woman in the 12th chapter of the Revelation, is the church of Christ, which there