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To shew the folly in mankind; , ,t ,. •/.,,.

And then I'll open every door, , ,

To shew them .what I've still in store,
To bring them back from Adam's fall;
And the creation I shall call:
What was decreed in heaven at first
I shall accomplish at the last.

"I have shewn thee in what likeness ******* stands with my Bible, where it is on conditions, and where it is not. And so I tell thee of my Gospel, there are no conditions fixed of. the Comforters coming; for I said he should come and abide with you for ever: I said the Spirit of Truth should come to guide you into all truths, and teach you things to come: and the Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy. And now I have brought it round in this manner, to prove the truth of my words; and now thou must bring forward some of thy own prophecies, that have stood so long in print, unperceived by men. Now let them answer the following words, printed in 1801.

Strange Effects of Faith, page 16.

•' Now shall men suy all this by thee is done f
Thy head is wiser tban the son's of men;
And if they say that it comes from the devil,
Then plainly tell them that their thoughts are evil;
For Satan's wisdom never lay so deep.
Yet to thyself thou must the secret keep;
But if men say that it comes from on high,
My judges shall appear the truth to try;
Then in thy faith be stedfast still,

With salt be season'd well-;
Remember thy baptismal vow,

And triumph over hell.
Your Captain too shall quickly come,

And bring all to an end,
And fix his glorious empire o'er

The wise whose hearts will bend.
As in a humble manger here

Kings did their Sovereign see;
So my low handmaid doth appear

To all a mystery." '■••

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Here I shall make an inquiry of men, whether they say that this is all brought round by the devil, or whether they will say—

I yield! I yield f

I can hold out no more;
1 sink, by dying love compell'd,

And own him conqueror.
Is this the wisdom of a God,

To deal with simple men?
Then, when his wisdom flies abroad,

We all to nothing come.
Could Satan bring it round this way;
And make his salve with such a clay,
To have the blind begin to see;
And judge the writings came from he r
Then deep in wisdom he must shine,
Beyond a thought was ever mine;
And great in power must appear,
To speak the truth, and make it clear.
But I can never join with man,
To think so wise he laid his plan,
And so in power to make it good,
To prove the truth of what he said.
But here with man I'll jest no more;
Because I know my God is here,
Which I can prove in every sound;
Beyond man's knowledge I've found
The truth ot" what was said before;
But now I see the truth more clear,
The way the Lord hath brought it round:
I judge-his voice is in the sound;
So now your charges you may load,

And let your shots to fly;
You all will find I have a God,

And: every armour's nigh,
That will confound in every sound—

His armour I'll put on;
And then he'll shako the earthly ground;

I mean the hearts of men.
When they appear to see. it clear,

Confounded all will be,
Who did pretend to buffle here—

We cannot answer thee—

One word of a thousand: it is the Lord's doing, and marvellous in our eyes."

Here 1 have shewn how ******* stood on conditions, and how he acted both ways. I am likewise ordered to bring forward what was said of others, whom I was ordered to write unto, in 1796, how the conditions were placed for them; I accordingly wrote to **«**• but it was not told me whether he would hear or not; but that it stood on conditions.

Strange Effects of Faith, page 85.

"Now like the Psalm I shall begin,

My name shall fly abroad;
And let tbe heathen nations hear

The sentence of the Lord.
So with thy letter now begin,

That thou must send to * * * * •
The souls of many he shall will,

If he my voice will hear.
My words before him they must come,

And let him weigh them deep;
For now my time is fully up,

If England now does sleep.
Out of their dream they must awake.

If they preserv'd will be
My rod and sceptre both I'll shake,

If men do not obey.
Great is my promise if they do,

But threatenings are severe;
And they shall find my words arc true

Before I've ended here.
So with thy letter now, begin;

For I shall all men try;
And if they to the purpose come,

They'll surely find me nigh.
Sbock'd with surprise he'll surely be,

As you this day begin;
Another time I shall explain

The meaning of the thing."

The Sunday after I had sent the letter, the reverend gentleman's text was from Hebrews, iii. 7"Wherefore, as the Holy Ghost saith, to-day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, &c." When I came home, being full of doubts, I was answered—

"O, thou of little faith, why dost thou doticr/
Because all mysteries thou canst not rmd out?
I said, iu bye-paths thou must first go through,
Unhang the gates, and o'er,the stile-; must go;
Then in the gap I bade theefor to come,
Or in my fury I should throw all down;
Then in the gap I bid thee now appear,"
Make up the breaoh, as Moses did before. ■
And from the text I said I'd fix it there;
The I ioly Ghost to lj:ee is surely come;
'Tis He inspires, it must to all be known.
From place to place, and heart to heart I go,
And know before what every man will do.
Out of hit mouth to-day he did declare
That very text that brings the substance here;
For like the text I say I'll surely do,
If men will not obey, and own me true;
Provok'd to anger, I shall soon begin,
If men deny, when thou hast told my mind.
And now I tell.thee, if thou dost draw back,
Thou and thy friends in pieces I shall break;
But let thy friends with thee in this agree,
Then by their faith preserved they shall be,
As all thy writings are in a straight line;
And can they prove the writings are not mine?
No greater judges then they must appear
Than thou wast of the sermon thou didst hear;
And that thou say'st thou did'st not understand;
So wilt not justify, nor wilt condemn.
So to mankind I now do say the same:
If they'll not justify, they can't condemn';
And to thy judgment they must give it up;
And 'tis by thee the curtains must come back.
For he that prench'd it now the judge must be;
And now I tell thee, so must it by thee:
If that thy writings they can't understand,
Bwt say it is out of the reach of man
To judge aright of things that are too high;
Then to thyself they all must give the day."

The sermon he preached was upon the Holj Ghost, which I could by ho means understand it was beyond my 'comprehension; but I thougl\ the manner he spoke was like people's saying, ** i was all finished, when Christ died;" but yet. a:s did not fully Understand his meaning, I said would neither justify nor condemn.' And here

was answered, that he must be the judge of his sermon, and I must be the judge of my own writings; for his sermon "was too high for me; and my writings were too high for him; as he gave no answer to my letter, and said he did not understand it.

"Now I shall answer thee. No man, without a strength of faith, believing thy visitation to be from the Lord, could be a clear judge of thy writings. Discern these two lines—

Then by their faith preserved they shall be;
As all thy writings are in a straight line.

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But what straight line were they in at that time r Know 1 said thou must go in bye-paths first, to unhang the gates, to go over the stiles, and then to come into the gap to make up the breach, as Moses did before. Then how could all be in a straight line then? But now I have ordered thee to bring all in a straight line, and to go into the gap, and make up the breach: for ye must know that there is a breach to make up now; and the gap is broken down for the sheep to go out. Here let men of wisdom land back their thoughts to what was then: and discern how things stand now,; as I have ordered thee to. bring it together in a straight line. Then they may understand at what time my great promises or great threateniugs will take place, at a time I told thee to make up the breach; but what breach then hadst thou got to make up, when thou judgedst thou hadst a Moses to depend upon, or one like him, that would act faithfully and true? Know I told thee of***** he would be shocked with surprise; but what shock could it be to him to receive thy letter, which he did not understand? But know, when I ordered thee to write to the Bishop, in 1799, then he was shocked with surprise,,/and returned thy letter

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