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them see what I have said this year shall take place in this nation, of the MAN-CHILD being born ; for the power of the Beast must fall before him.”
“Then look to chapter xiv. 1. I looked, and lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with hịm an hundred and forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads."
“Let them see, in this chapter, what is the rejoicing in heaven and earth, by those that join with the Lamb. Verse 3. “ And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders : and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.”
“Here thou art stumbled in thy mind, how no one can learn the Song, but the hundred and forty and four thousand. To thy thoughts I shall answer: see the words that follow further“ which were redeened from the earth.” This meaneth, those that believe in my Gospel, and the fulfilment thereof, and believe in my visitation to thee, that the Lamb shall now appear to bring in the redemption of man. Such will learn the New Song; because it is a new song to men on earth and the saints in glory ; for the manner the scriptures would be fulfilled was concealed from saints and angels, before the time was come of its fulfilment, to be revealed: as neither men on earth nor angels in heaven could ever dive into the deep secrets of the Most High; for no man by searching could find out God, none could find out the Almighty to pe rfection ; for his hidden counsels were concealed from all, and the Revelations were concealed from all; for no more than man by strength cạn break a bar of
iron in sunder, no more by .wisdom could men understand the meaning of the Revelations, before I begin to break the truth before them. And now they may see the wonders begin to break before them: know what raptures of joy thou hast heard every where from believers, to hear that the MAN-CHILD will now be born, to establish that happiness in the earth, which is promised throughout the Scriptures. Here they stand with the Lamb, to learn the New Song; then here the power of the Beast must fall."
Verse 6. “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him ; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the seas, and the fountains of water."
"Here let men see what followeth, when this new song cometh to mankind, and they rejoice to stand with the Lamb on mount Sion ; then cometh the fall of Babylon, “that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of her fornications. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God."
“So that now they may see how great is the curse pronounced against those that shall wor. ship the Image of the Beast, after the sense and meaning of the Revelations are thrown open to their view : for this is the everlasting Gospel that must be preached throughout all the earth. Let them look to verse 14. " And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of Man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.” For here is come the harvest, to separate the wheat from the tares, and to save them that believe. But, from the Revelations, all may see what will be the end of unbelievers ; because now I have made things plainer to men, than it was ever made before: for I said wonders here would fast appear; and do they not see wonders come one after the other that a greater wonder is wrought in thee than was ever wrought in the Marriage of Cana? And do they not see a great wonder in Buonaparte, who hath been, like Senmacherib, boasting of his great power and strength in conquering the nations ? And know what thou hast read in the paper, that he said no power was superior to his own; but know I told thee, at that time, how great would be his fall, when my appointed time was come; and know I told thee, that this year they would see my wonders to begin: and now let them look to the First Book of Wonders, pages 59, 60, what I ordered thee to bring together of thy former prophecies, that I told thee this year I should go on to fulfil them; and let them look to these words
“ If the first appeared a mystery,
Yet the next thou knowest was plain;
I will make it plain to men.” “Now, if my Gospel stands as a mystery to the Jews; as the manner of my first coming to be born of a Virgin, taking mau's nature upon ME, appeared a mystery to them, as they could not see it clearly, from their prophets, why I should come to die for the transgression of man; but I now tell thee and all njankind, this was decreed in heaven by the Father and the Son
before the foundation of the world was laid, or man was created upon the earth, for ME to become flesh and blood, and to take man's nature upon ME, to be a judge of man, to be a judge for man, and to be a judge of all the subtle arts of the olevil. Can men simply suppose that I created inen upon the earth, and knowing the temptations they were liable to, while I suffered Satan's power to reign, without coming myself and suffer with them, to be a just judge for them ? Yet all this is a mystery, and why I died for the transgression of man is a mystery which men do not understand, that it was from the FALL, as man cast the blame on his Creator, for giving him the woman, which I have explained to thee already; and yet this doth not appear clear to the wisdom and understanding of men; and it is impossible to make it plain to them, before the second Child is born, for me to fulfil all the promises that stand with the Son of God to be fulfilled in the Holy ONE of Israel.
“ Noiv come to Paul: 1 Corinthians, xv. And know it is written, HE taketh away the FIRST, that he may establish the SECOND; and here they may see who the SECOND is. Verses 22 to 99. “ For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits, afterwards, they that are Christ's, at his coming." Now let them answer what are the FIRST-FRUITS of Christ at his coming? " Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the king. dom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule, and all authority, and power. For he must reign till he hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be destroyed, is death.
“The meaning of Death being called an enemy is, because the devil brought the condemnation
of death into the world. So when Satan's power is destroyed, death is destroyed; and when death and hell are conquered, and peace and righteous, ness established in the earth, then will all be subdued unto HIM; “ then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.” Who is the Son here meant, that must reign till HE hath put all enemies under his feet? I know the thoughts of thy heart : thou sayest, that the professors of religion will say, it is the reign of Christ in glory. Then let them answer, what enemies have I been reigning over, that I have put under my feet? Let this be answered by the professors where are the enemies that I have subdued? where are the nations that I have conquered, that stand out in enmity against me and my Gospel ? And yet, my reign hath been in heaven, with the Father in glory, from the foundation of the world, save the short time I was upon the earth, to prepare the way for my coming. And will the professors of religion say, that I am not accepted of the FATHER, to have no reign, before I have put my enemies under my feet, and then to lay down my power in subjection unto him that put all things under Me? Then what an all-sufficient Saviour do these professors of religion inake of me and my Gospel ! I shall now shew thee plainly the true meaning of the Apostle's words i he warned his hearers, throughout his epistles, to be looking for my coming again; but in this chapter he telleth them more plainly of Christ the FIRST-FRUITS, which is, the fruits of iny Spirit at my coming, as I said in my Gospel to be born again. I do not tell thee it is I, the Son of God, who gave my life for the redemption of man, that shall be born again of the woman; but it is the FRUITS of my SPIRIT that shall be born again, at my coming, to bring in the end to man: and this is the Son