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Prophets, how the promise stands in the end, for the Jews; and from the epistles of Paul, that God had not cast away his people, to cut them off for ever : but blindness in part was to them, until the fulness of the GENTILES should come in; and then their DELIVERER should come out of Zion: Zion meaneth, where the Lord visiteth. Now let them observe, when I came there was no gathering of the people then; therefore I could not be the Shiloh there mentioned; and I said then, that my kingdom was not of this world, though I came to establish my kingdom in the end : and know I said that they should see ME no more till they should say, “ Blessed is HE that cometh in the name of the Lord.” So that the promise stands for the end, unto them that now shall be looking for the coming of Shilol, and believe that he cometh in the name of the Lord. So that the sceptre is not departed from them yet, to be without help and without hope, in the end. But now they may see how it will depart from them for ever, that now stand out in unbelief; because the people that now come in by FAITH, will be reckoned as the seed of ABRAHAM, unto whom the promised land shall be given; for I will make them the people that were not the people, unto whom the PROMISE was made, by an OUTWARD NAME being given, if they glow stand out through unbelief, to reject their call, when I have made it clear. But I now tell thee, all will not; neither will all believe: therefore the sceptre will depart from some; and therefore it is written, other nations will be joined to them, when I establish them in their own land. So here let the HEBREWS judge for themselves, what they have to hope and fear; and let them know, that a DELIVERER, in the likeness of the power given to Moses, and a PROPHET like unto
him, hath never been raised up to them yet, for I did not come to be that Prophet, but to raise him in the end. Here I shall leave thee as to the Jews, till thou hast heard further concerning them.
“And now I shall answer thee further of the professors of my Gospel, who are as ignorant of the fulfilment thereof, as the Jews are of their Prophets; for the prophecies, which they say alluded to ME, when I became flesh and dwelt with men, were never fulfilled in my days; and yet I came to prepare the way that I might fulfil them in the end, by the Son, that I said should be revealed in the last days. But know what I said of my Bible, that it was forgotten by all the sons of men; for were I to call Jews and Gentiles, who deny a visitation like this, to fulfil the scriptures, and demand of them, how they can be fulfilled any other way, to make my Gospel and the Prophets true; they could not answer one word of a thousand. When I call them to every promise that stands on record, can men point out a way to have them fulfilled, by their wisdom; and if they are not fulfilled, then my Gospel is null and void : for I said I came to fulfil them; and I laid a straight path in the end, how I should fulfil them, in the end, when revealed.”
After I had concluded my book, and sent it th the press, on Saturday, the following news was brought to me the next day, Easter Sunday even
“ The allied powers baving proclaimed that the “ Emperor Napoleon was the only obstacle to " the re-establishment of the peace of Europe, " the Emperor Napoleon, faithful to his oath, “ declares that he renounces for himself and his “ heirs, the thrones of France and Italy, and that “ there is no personal sacrifice, even that of life,
" which he is not ready to make to the interest " of France.
“ Dated at the Palace of Fontainbleau, the 6th April, 1814." · This happy event taking place, I was answered that I should add further to my book, and come to the First Book of Wonders, printed in September, 1813, and the meaning of page 73 should be explained to me.
* They do not understand the Revelations, that when they break, the end is at hand; therefore I said unto thee " The Woman clothed with the Sun shall make all nations shake; Because the inystery I'll explain—the Revelations break.”
.“ And now I shall shew thee how the Revelations are breaking: know I told thee that Buonaparte was the beast mentioned in the Revelations, that had his power given him for a time; but know I told thee, if they wished for his destruction they must sign against Satan's power, which was given to him, and sign for the kingdom of Christ to conie; and this has been done by thousands: for though the sealing is stopped for the present, yet every month this desire hath appeared in some. The names may be collected togetlier, as far as they can, to be placed at the end of the book, to know how many stand with the Lamb, longing for his coming to establish his kingdom. Then know I have told thee, this year the DIANCHILD shall be born, to establish the kingdom I died to redeem. Now come to tlie Revelations further."
Rev.i, 8, 18, 19.-" I am Alpha and Omega, the begining aud the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.--I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, and have the keys of hell and of death. Write the
things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.
Chapter iv. 8, 11.-" They rested not day and night, saying, holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and lonour, and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."
Chapter xii. 1, 5, 10.-". And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve, stars.-And she brought forth a man-child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron : and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.--And I heard a loud voice „saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of, our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.”
Chapter xi. 14-17.-" The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly. And the seventh angel sounded ; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, the kingdoins of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, saying, we give thee thanks, O Lord, God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.”
"Now let men look to the Revelations, and they may understand the visions shewa to John, and compare them with my Gospel. John was shown in vision of what was past, that in like
manner it would come again; he saw ME then ascending the throne, but not ruling the nations then : yet the rod of iron came upon the Jews, and hath continued to this day amongst mankind. But John saw, in like manner, what was to come like the first; and then he saw I should take my great power, and should reign upon earth, when the SECOND likeness of the woMAN. appeared of the FIRST. If men understood the Revelations of John, they would clearly see that in the likeness of my coming first, will be my coming again, when I take my great power to reign, that the kingdoms of this world may become the kingdoms of the living God; for then they will find, as iron is strong, so will my words be strong, my Gospel will be strong, and the words of the Prophets be strong. So that as iron joins together, that no man can break asunder, so will the strength of the Scriptures be; because the truth will nyake them strong, when I descend, as I ascended, to fulfil the Revelations. Then the SECOND CHILD, that ascendeth to God and his throne, meaneth to the THRONE of DAVID, that is promised throughout the Scriptures to be raised up in the end :. and, to fulll the words of David, “I will set my king upon my holy bill of Zion.”
“Let them look to chapter xxi. 2, 4.--" And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes."
“ Here let them look to the end of the Revelations, what is to take place, when the truth of all breaks before them: and know I told thee, this year how the nations would shake, by the Revelations beginning to break; then now leç