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, are likewise slain through unbelief the same; but to understand the meaning of the Two Witnesses, we must come to the promise made in the fall. Gen. iii. 15. The prophets and apostles were many, but the witnesses spoken of are but tuo; the one was fulfilled when our Saviour shed his blood for the transgression of man, that they might look unto him from the ends of the earth and be saved ; and his coming again in power to cast out the adversary that betrayed the woman, is the other; and these two must be joined together, to bring the olive branch of peace to man; and as the sword turned one way, to have our Saviour's heel bruised, so must the sword turn the other way, to cut off the author of evil, and bring in the tree of life for man, which was preserved in the beginning, by the promise made in the fall.

But an inquiry may be made from these words: “ And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that ascended out of the bottoinless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.”

To understand this aright men must look to the Gospel, and discern how, through unbelief, our Saviour was slain in the body, and how his Gospel was despised and rejected of men; then they must look to the words of our Saviour, what he spoke of giving warning by his Spirit at the end: and is not this slain through unbelief? The Two Witnesses are as One: our Saviour's coming in the body was the first, and the visitation of his Spirit, to warn mankind that the end is at hand, is the last; but being called two, is because it is two different times, two different warnings, that are given to mankind; and as the malice was at the first, so the malice and rage of hell is at the last; for both alike are trampled under foot by the sons of men, and counted as a dead letter unto them, having no life or power, as being from the Spirit of God, to

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tings, which they did, and the three harvests followed as foretold. When peace was proclaimed in 1801, I was answered, that the war was not begun to what it would be ; and the distress of Spain was then foretold. Now let them look to the events of Spain, and what was foretold concerning them. When they signed the ratification of the articles of peace, April 29th, at Amiens, I was answered, it was what would bring on a war; for as the 1802, was like the 1792, peace and plenty; so would the 1803 be like the i793, that the war would break out again; and the power of the Beast was given to Bonaparte; and how he would go on to conquer in the natious abroad.

Here I have mentioned a few of the leading events, that I prophesied of before they took place; and I refer the readers to my books for further particulars, and leave them to judge for themselves, whether I ain visited by the Spirit of Truth, according to the Gospel. But I shall judge for myself, that it is the Spirit of Truth sent to warn us of what is hastening on, that we may know these are the wars and tumults, that our Saviour said should take place prior to his coming to bring in the redemption of man; but as men say, wars and tumults are common, how are they to know the wars that bring in the end, that they may lift up their heads that their redemption draweth' nigh, without the warping being given from the Lord : For this is the meaning of the Two Witnesses in Reo. xi, 'It is the Witness of the Gospel of what our Saviour spoke of the end; and now we have the Witness of the Truth of his Spirit, to shew men plainly the end is at hand; and these Two Witnesses are slain through unbelief. Let men discern, from Paine's book, how the Gospel is denied, and slain through unbelief; and let them discern from Lane's book, how the visia tation of the Lord, and the warning from his Spirit, are likewise slain through unbelief the same; but to understand the meaning of the Two Witnesses, we must come to the promise made in the fall. Gen. iii. 15. The prophets and apostles were many, but the witnesses spoken of are but tuo; the One was fulfilled when our Saviour shed his blood for the transgression of man, that they might look unto him from the ends of the earth and be saved ; and his coming again in power to cast out the adversary that betrayed the woman, is the other; and these two must be joined together, to bring the olive branch of peace to man; and as the sword turned one way, to have our Saviour's heel bruised, so must the sword turn the other way, to cut off the author of evil, and bring in the tree of life for man, which was preserved in the beginning, by the promise made in the fall.

But an inquiry may be made from these words: “And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that ascended out of the bottoinless pit shall make war against them, and sball overcome them, and kill them.”

To understand this aright men must look to the Gospel, and discern how, through unbelief, our Saviour was slain in the body, and how his Gospel was despised and rejected of men; then they must look to the words of our Saviour, what he spoke of giving warning by his Spirit at the end: and is not this slain through unbelief? The Two Witnesses are as ONE: our Saviour's coming in the body was the first, and the visitation of his Spirit, to waro mankind that the end is at hand, is the last; but being called two, is because it is two different times, two different warnings, that are given to mankind; and as the malice was at the first, so the malice and rage of hell is at the last; for both alike are trampled under foot by the sons of men, and counted as a dead letter unto them, having no life or power, as being from the Spirit of God, to

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be fulfilled; yet they will find all the power mentioned in the chapter is in the Lord. But there is no power in me to fulfil the words that are revealed to me; but let men discern from the past, when I was warned that the Lord would hurt the harvest by the sun, in 1800, he had power to shut the heavens that the rain did not come in the time I was warned it should not; then let men judge how the lieavens will be shut when the Lord brings a total famine upon the land that he has threatened.

It is said, “These two prophets tormented them that dwell on the earth.” Now let us look to the Gospel, how the. Jews were tormented at our Saviour's sayings; and how they rejoiced at his death, before destruction came upon them ; and there is the same hatred, malice, and fury, in men now, as though they were tormented to hear of the visitation of his Spirit in these days, as there was in our Saviour's days. For whatever provokes nien to malice, eụvy, rage, and fury, is as a torment to their minds; or such indignation would not appear; and this indignation is said would arise from the beast, that ascended out of the bottomless pit, to make war against them; which is plainly proved by the malice that is kindled in the hearts of men against the visitation of the Lord; and which proves the truth of the apostle's words :-“They crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.”

This can only be done in the spirit; for our Saviour died once for all; and it is on account of the visitation of his Spirit that the persecution is so great against me; as I can prove I lived fifty years in the world with an unspotted character; and of good report amongst mankind, before I published to the world of a visitation from the Lord, and many began to believe; then men began the persecution against me, with every lying invention, that the truth might not be believed. In 1802, it was reported, in Exeter, that I had prophesied that fire would come down from heaven upon the four quarters of the city and destroy it; and this was feared by many that did not believe in my prophecies; which shows how ready they are to believe any lies that are invented, but the truth they will not believe. I published a handbill, offering a reward to any one who would bring forward the author of the report.

The latter end of 1803 I went to Leeds, and staid till April 1804: my enemies reported, during that time, I had a child, at Leeds, by a married man; I was then in my lifty-third year; and this lying wonder was propagated for truth, and either was believed, or pretended to be believed, by many; Trewman, of Exeter, published in his paper, April 1809, that I had prophesied the destruction of Bath would take place on Good Friday, and which he said robbed Bath of hundreds of its best visitors. What effect this lying report had on the public I leave; but I can assure him, it had none on those who had any knowledge of me, or my prophecies ; as they knew it never came from

After this came forward all manner of inventions, both in newspapers and pamphlets, written against me and the Spirit that visits me, and which I have contradicted. To add to the number, in 1811, came forward Hevison Clarke, editor of the Scourge, with gross abuse against my private character, saying, I attended Carpenter's chapel, called the House of God, dressed in diamonds, and fell in love with the candlesnuffer, a comely youth, and went away with him, &c.

But these false and infamous assertions I shall leave to my friends to answer; as providence hath wisely ordered all things in his directions to me, that I need no assertions of my own to clear

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