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that they may know for what they are sealed.
FEBRUARY 3d, 1807.
SHALL begin my Book with an observation to those who sign, that they may discern what they sign to. It is to petition with their hands and hearts to what our blessed Lord and Saviour taught us to pray for in his Gospel. If they discern the sense of the words, He taught us to pray to our father in Heaven, that his Kingdom might come and his will be done in Earth, as it is in Heaven; and to deliver us from Evil for his is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory. And this is the Petition believers sign to; that the carth may be the Lord's and the fulness thereof; and that we may be delivered from Satan's power. This is the sense of the first. And now I shall come to the Sealing. Those who thus join hand and heart, and subscribe with their hands unto the Lord, to petition for the fulfilment of his words, are sealed to be made Heirs of God. Not that it is said they are already so, but that they may be made so, to enjoy the Tree of Life, and be freed from Satan's power. This is what they are sealed for: but how many have presumptuously cast these Blessings from them! After they
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had signed to be made Heirs of God, they have fallen off by temptations, which plainly proved they were not Heirs of the Promise ; and therefore let them discern, from the sealed letters, how it stands on conditions. And now I shall come to the Scriptures, where I was answered in a Communication. The words stood on record, though in different places ; they were brought together by the Spirit to me. On searching the Scripture's I found the Words in the following Chapters:
Rev. vii C. 30.- Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of God.
1 Peter, ii C. 6 v.--Behold I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious; he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.
Ephesians, iv C. 30 v.-Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed to the day of Redemption.
Rev. xxii C. 14 v.--Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the Tree of Life.
Romans, viii C. 17 v.--If children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.
From the above verses, you will find is the sense of the Words in the Seals, which may easily be placed together. And now I shall give the answer of the Spirit to the different chapters, from where the Words were taken and brought together to me.
THE ANSWER OF THE SPIRIT. “ Let them discérn, these chapters stand for the end, when the awful stroke, that cometh grievously upon the earth and the seas, to destroy those that mock the coming of the Lord, is kept back, before the servants of God are sealed; and let them discern how the sealing stands for the
End; and it is for those who shall stand with the Lamb on Mount Sion. So let them discern where these words stand ; and let them discern the chapter before, how the seals were opened in heaven, before the sealing is pronounced. And this men must discern; then let them discern the words of the Apostle Peter-Behold I lay in Sion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious; and he that believeth in him shall not be confounded. Unto
Unto you therefore, who believe, he is precious; but a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence even to them who stumble at the word, being disobedient, whereunto also they are appointed. Then let them discern, from these words, what they are appointed for, if they are not disobedient to the heavenly calling; and for what ends the corner stone is laid for the elect, whom I said in my Gospel the days should be shortened for; and then I should bring in man's redemption; and let them discern where the words are taken from in part: the corner stone being laid for men, to make them a royal priesthood to them that believe he is precious, but not to the disobedient; and therefore it is written, a stone of stumbling to many : and thus it is known many have stumbled at the words, being disobedient,' whereunto they were appointed. Let thein discern the truth of the Apostle's words, which is proved by many who sign to be the elect, to rely on the corner stone laid in the foundation of the world, and the promise that was made in the fall. This is the corner stone for man, wherein your redemption must take place, when I avenge you of your adversary the devil. And this is believed by some, that I shall fulfil my words, and on my promises do they rely, that I shall make them a royal priesthood, a holy nation, and a peculiar people, to shew forth my praises to the ends of the earth. This is the faith in them that believe, and obey the call; but to
the disobedient, discern on the other hand, it is a stone of stumbling to them ; because they stumble at the Words, and do not believe my promise sure, that man's redemption shall take place; and therefore they grieve the Spirit, whereby they were sealed, and fall off through unbelief. But mark the end of the chapter-Ye were as sheep going astray, but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls; and this will be the end of them that believe and rely upon the corner stone, that I told them in my Gospel I should come again, in might, majesty, and glory, to bring in the redemption of man, to inherit the tree of life, according to the promise made in the beginning: and I have told thee the flaming sword shall surely bruise the serpent's head, and keep the tree of life for them that believe : and blessed are they that do my commandments, that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. And now discern, this chapter speaks of the end : and let them 'discern what the chapter contains-Behold I come quickly, and my reward is with me: I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, the first and the last. So let them discern, the promise made at first must be accomplished at the last: if I made man innocent at first, and pronounced all things good, I shall accomplish it at the last; and then they will know I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star, and the spirit is come to warn you, that whomsoever will come may come, and take of the water of lite freely, to be made heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, according to the words of the Apostle. And let them discern the chapter through, from whence these words were taken, and discern what ye are waiting for, in hopes of your redemption. Here let men discern every chapter, where the words were
taken from, not according to thy wisdom, to search the Scriptures andplace them together, as thou knewest not where the words were dispersed, before this time, that I ordered thee to search the Scriptures, and told thee the words stood on record, that I had brought together to be placed for the sealed people that believe. But now discern, from all the chapters, how some are sealed after the spirit, and others after the flesh. Those that are sealed after the flesh are soon broken off, because they have no faith to believe in the spirit by whom they are sealed. And now discern, from these chapters, how the Apostle speaks of the end, that be waiting for your redemption, that was not accomplished: and let them discern all these Scriptures where I gathered the words from, for thee to place in the seals, how the Apostles speak of the end in the chapters, after being filled with the Holy Ghost, and inspired from on high: and now I tell thee, those that are after the spirit will' mind the things of the spirit, and discern from the Scriptures for what they are sealed, and have the eyes of their understanding opened to discern the words of the Apostles, where the words were taken from. This the believers will discern, in what manner I took the words to bring them together, that they inay see the words of the Apostles before them; but those, on the other hand, will not discern that the petition they are to sign to is a likeness of the words I taught them to pray for: that the kingdom of God might come on earth, and his will might be done upon earth as it is in heaven, to deliver you from evil, is the prayer I taught mankind : and now discern from the sealing, to pray that Satan's power may be destroyed is to deliver you from all evil: so if men discern what they sign to, it is what I taught thein to pray for. And here I have shewn thee, from the Scriptures, in what manner they both stand together; then let