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words, being no night, is, that men will not walk in darkness as they now walk ; for, when they are made children of the light, they will always walk in the light of my COUNTENANCE, and not have their miuds darkened as they now are.

For there are no Christians, however they are enlightened by my Spirit, but sometimes walk in darkness; and this will continue while the powers of darkness remaineth, which bringeth on, as it were, a night to every true believing Christian; and ibis was upon the disciples, after they had been with ME, and had seen all my miracles, and all my wondrous working, and had heard all my sayings, and were filled with the Holy Ghost, as I promised them : yet, they were still in darkness, that oftentimes came upon them; for they told you they were waiting for a GREATER light, and they sai but through a glass darkly ; yet, their hope was to the end ; they knew man was to obtain, by the fulfilırent of my Gospel, a perfection of light, and knowledge, which they theirselves had not obtained ; therefore, the apostle tells you : What doth let, will let, till it be taken out of the way. So, it is the powers of darkness that bringeih night to man ; ---that they seem often benighted, and their minds darkened, while the powers of darkness remaineth.

But when that power is destroyed, and the Son of Righteousness arise with healing in his wings, to heal the. darkened state of man, and take every power of darkness from men, they will then find no more night come

upon them).

Here I have given the explanation of these chapters, as given to me, to 'shew what will be the ending, when the Lord hath fulfilled what were his decrees in the beginning. For this was the union in heaven, when the Lord said, let us make man in our own image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over all the earth, &c. &c. and the Lord pronounced ALL to be GOOD. Now, as the Lord is the alpha and omega-the beginning and the ending, the first and the last,-As the Lord pronounced all to be GOOD, at first, so will he complete his words at LAST, and destroy the power of the devil, which is explained to me, from the words of the prophets, and the Gospel, as well as from the Revelations, that Christ suffered his heel to be bruised for the transgression of man, in the fall, that divine justice might bruise the head of the serpent, who betrayed the woman. So the Lord will be just, when he condemneth; just in cutting off the powers of darkness, and fulfil the promise made in the fall. Satan was ready to work in the hearts of inen, to crucify our Saviour, and fulfil the ONE; and now the time is at hand, that divine justice will fulfil the other; and in Christ will the law be fulfilled, - be completed, and made honourable in him. And then will the Lord receive the congregation; and all the horns of the wicked will be cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted, and they shall flourish, like the grass of the earth. His NAME shall endure FOR EVER — his NAME shall be continued as long as the sun, and men shall be blessed in him. All nations shall call HIM blessed and blessed be his GLORIOUS NAME for ever. Let the whole earth be filled with his GLORY! The GLORY of the Lord shall be revealed :--and all flesh shall see it together. All the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

But where is the man can answer this is now done: or point out any age in which it was done: yet these PROMISES stand on record, that such a time will come, which I am warned is nigh at hand.

But, as men deny any revelation being given from the Lord, since the days of the apostles, I must call their attention to the 6th chap. Rev. And I saw, when the LAMB opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, come and see.

From these words, I am answered : know, from the seals beingin heaven to be opened, plainly sheweth to mankind that the mystery of the Revelations were sealed up from the knowledge of man, before I coine to open these mysteries by a Revelation of my SPIRIT; therefore, they must know it could not be sealed up from man, if all knowledge had been in man to know the meaning from themselves, for then nothing could be sealed from their knowledge to be after opened for men to come and see. But now let them discern at what time these seals are opened, which meaneth, these Scriptures that were sealed up from the 'knowledge of men, that are now revealed and laid open to them from the beginning to the ending, that they may see what were my decrees, when I created man at first, and what are my decrees to accomplish all at the last. Now, let them discern, at this time, how, from the SPIRIT of prophecy, things were revealed to thee and laid open before them what I should do upon the earth. And let them discern that I first ordered thee to seal them up, that every likeness John saw in heaven might take place here upon earth : for this is the mean ing of the Revelations.

Now, come to the WHITE HORSE; and I saw, and behold a white horse; and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him; and he went forth conquering and to conquer. Here, I am answered; as men boast of their own wisdom, to their own wisdom I must leave them for the present; for though this chapter, with many others in the Revelations, is explained to me, I am forbid to publish them

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for the present. But, to shew how the words of the prophets agree with the Revelations, I shall bring forward a communication given to me, June 27, 1806, UPON THE xli. and xlii. CHAPTERS OF ISAJAH, which chapters men have erroneously placed, will be fulfilled by them xli. 14. I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threashing instruinent, having teeth ; thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff; thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them; and thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.

The answer of the Spirit. Men hath not observed that this chapter and the following must be placed together, but cannot be fulfilled by any mere man. I will give to Jerusalem one that bringeth good tidings. For I beheld, and there was no man even among them. Then, if there was no man, nor no counseller, that could answer a word, reason must tell them the meaning does not allude to man, that these great and wondrous works are alluded to. Mark the words before the promises made to my people, and the ends of the earth shall fear. But know the promise I have made unto Israel, my servant, and Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham, my friend. These were the people to whom my PRONISE was made. But it is known to thee, whom I have called the children of Israel, of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, that it is by FAITH, ye are made the children of Abraham, my friend. And now I have told thee who are my friends; then know my promise; through that, I shall take them from the encIs of the earth. I AM

I am thy God, and will help Ehee.

I, the Lord thy God, will hold thy right hand; saying unto thee, fear not; I will help thee saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. Then, if I help them I have told in what manner I will help them. But who is the servant or who is my chosen that I said I should make a new sharp threshing instrument, to thresh the mountains and beat them small? Can this power be in man to make the hills like chaff? Can man fan them or send the whirlwind to scatter then ? Look to Moses, my servant, by whom I wrought great miracles, to shew the type of my Gospel; and yet, he had not power to do the things that are here mentioned ; no, I tell thee, this does not allude to man, it alludes to your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, when I come to redeem my people. Then my followers need not fear that look for my coming; and let them not be dismayed, for l shall help them, and I shall assist them; for it is I the Lord, that shall thresh the mountains, and make the hills like chaff, For the whirlwind shall scatter my enemies. But they that trust in me shall rejoice in the Lord their God. For I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the vallies. These are the promises I have made to my people, when I come to redeem them. And now I am come to shew them the things that are to come, that they may know the latter end of them ; how I shall scatter and destroy my enemies, how the wind shall carry them away wben I bring in redemption to the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, But let no man vainly imagine, the meaning of Israel, Isaac, and Jacob, or the seed of Abraham, alludes to the Jews, for I have already told thee, and I now tell thee again, the seed of Abraham is the SEED of FAITH. Therefore, I said fear not, for I shall help ihee; and I have told thee in what manner I will help them.

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