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ther would they believe thine; because thy say. ings came from me, to warn mankind that the end was at hand, that I should fulfil ny Gospel, and the words of the prophets, which I said I came to fulfil, and that I should bring in the redemption of man, as I told them to expect in the end. And now my demand is to mankind, who profess to believe my Gospel, how they will prove my sayings true, without the SPIRIT of Truth to guide them into all truths, and without the Son being revealed in the end? As I said in my Gospel, if they do not believe that this will be fulfilled, they can no more believe my sayings, and the sayings of my Disciples, any more than Brice, who mocked the scriptures throughout.
" And now come to the words of Peter. I Peter 1.5—7.13.--"Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation, ready to be reyealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season (if needs be) ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations, That the trial of your faith being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise, and honour, and glory, at the appearing of Jesus Christ. -" Wherefore gird up the loins of your minds, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
i Peter, iv. 12, 13. « Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the Spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified."
"Now I ask mankind, that profess my Gospel, how they will explain the words of the Apostle, without a revelation being given in the last time, of the Lord Jesus Christ, that was not then revealed to them ? For this was the witness which the Disciples bore of me, that a REVELATION would be given in the end, which men would rejoice to hear, who were kept by the power of God through faith; but in the days of my Disciples, they had been with me, they had known ME, and every thing was revealed to them that was good for them to know, at that time ; and it was made known to them, that a further REVELATION would be given, when the time of the end drew near. But now I ask the gospel professors, what they make of the Apostle's words, of being sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you? Will they answer, that no grace was brought then by my Gospel unto men? In thy heart thou answerest, no: the professors of the Gospel will say, that all grace was brought then, that ever will be brought to men. Then the words of Peter must be false, and my Gospel null and void; for, this is the grace, in the end, that is to be brought to man, at the revelation of JESUS CHRIST, that never was revealed before, in what manner I should reveal the Son, that should be born to establish my kingdom, and bring in grace and peace to all mankind. And therefore ve need not think it strange to bear the fiery trial of persecution, which Satan works in the hearts of men to burn with malice and fury; because thie enmity of Satan is greatly kindled, as a roaring lion walking about seeking whom he may devour. Thus is his fury working
in men; and this is the fiery trial ye must beat for a while. For there is no strange thing hath happened in this. Come to all ages of the world, and then ye will see that those who were born after the flesha persecuted those who were born after the Spirit. For, after the flesh is unbelicf; where . Satan finds power to work; but, after the Spirit is the power of God through faith; and therefore ye ought to rejoice in this persecution, knowing the glory that is already revealed, that ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. But when was the time and when was the age, that such revelation was ever made known to man before, that this grace and glory are to be brought to man to be fulfilled, that men should rejoice in the persecution, knowing the glory drew near? But, as to mockery, i began in the fall, by Satan's arts, when he betrayed the woman, and mocked her for believing that the command was given from the Lord; and so it hath gone on to this day. All the warnings that I gave to the prophets caused mockery in every age of the world ; my Gospel caused mockery; my Disciples caused mockery ; and so it stands to this day. The Jew's mock the Gospel; and those who believe the Gospel mock the Jews : all sects and parties mock the religion one of another; and all the ways of the Lord have been mocked in every age of the world : so'marvel not in thy heart, that this should cause mockery in like manner. But now I shall mock the whole ; for, in this visitation, I shall shew my power in the CREATION, my power in the Gospel, and my power to bring in the REDEMPTION of man : because I shall shew my power so clearly in the creation of the child in thy womb, that those who mock the SCRIPTURES now must
allow that power, which could create a Son in the womb, at this age, could create the MAN and WOMAN in the beginning, and could create the WOMAN from the Man, by the same power and out-stretched arm that I create the man from the WOMAN; because a MAN-CHILD is creating the MAN from the woman; and it is from this that my power shall be made known to men, how I had power to take MAN'S NATURE upon ME, in the Virgin'S WOMB, to be born as a CHILD, for the sons of men, and how I have power, in the end, to create that likeness again, to fulfil my Gospel, and why I likened the kingdom of heaa ven to a little CHILD. So, from my power in this, it must prove my power in all, to men of wisdom, understanding, and reason; and with them mockery will cease; but the mock of fools will continue till they bring on their own destruction," and bring their mockery upon theirselves. So here ye have nothing to marvel, that this visitation should cause mockery in mankind, what they judge impossible to be; and such as believe the Scriptures the cunning devises of men to be mocked and despised, and that do not believe in the CREATOR at first, let no man marvel, that such men should make a mock off his being a CREATOR at last; because it is a new revelation to them, who say all things came by chance : but what new chance has now appeared or what new invention thou hast contrived, to make men believe the Bible is true, to make men believe the Gospel is true, that there is a God who ruleth the universe, whose wisdom and power are out of the reach of men, and yet to reveal himself to the sons of men ? This by Atheists must be mocked as some cunningly devised scheme of thine ; because they have mocked the Scriptures
throughout as the invention of men; and they know that all their mockery must be turned back upon their own heads, and all their Babels fall to the ground, if they allow thy tower to stand. And therefore let no one marvel how great the mockery is amongst mankind ; for thou knowest not the hearts nor thoughts of men, how few believe the Scriptures to be the word of God, when compared with the multitudes of mankind in the world.inne
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