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didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate, than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord. For the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God. For a small moment have I forsaken thee, hut with great mercies will I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee, for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer. For this is as the waters of Noah unto me.
"Now let the learned answer when this chapter was fulfilled, or how it is to be fulfilled, without the woman. For I tell thee, men place the bible perfectly as the believers place thy writings, to judge all is spiritual: and so they judge of this chapter, that all is a spiritual allusion. And thou hast heard the contention about the chapter; some have placed it to the calling of the Gentiles: others have placed it to the calling of the Jews. But it will not be fulfilled in either, before it Cometh like the chapter; that the Lord in mercy shall free the fall of the woman. I shall try the wisdom of the learned; as thou knowest I have explained the whole chapter already."
"Now come back to the Creation. Know it is said, "God created man in his own image: in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Here, let men observe, stand two to be created in that likeness, in the image of their creator. Now come to Genesis ii. 7, 18.— "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living souL" "And the Lord God said, it was not good that the man should be alone: I will make him an 1 meet for him."
** Now let men answer me, through the scriptures, where the man is spoken of without tne woman, or the woman without the man. In one likeness they are mentioned together; and the beginning or' my miracles was at the Marriage in Caua. Then now come to thy prophecies, and let them look to thy writings, in what manner thou hast spoken of Me, in what manner is thy pleadings, and in what manner thy petitions are made; then let them judge if thine be not a heart and soul formed by Me to bring perfection in the woman. Uut if they say it is all of thyself; then now bring forward what I have said before; for I shall give them line upon line, and precept upon precept; here a little and there a little, that they may go on, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. Wherefore, hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people."
Strange Effects of Faith, page 36.
"As sbc so boldly Cor her master stands,
Then now in thunclr.' I will answer man.
And first, let thy original be trae'd,
And tell me now what mighty thing thou wast,
When first I took tla-e from thy native dust,
And in the garden thou alone wast plac'd;
Could'st thou brought forth the world as she hath done?
Or like the woman borne my only Son,
Without her aid, as she did without thine r
I tell you men, the mysteries are behind: .
As from the woman you did all proceed;
Took from your side, man is pronot
But you must know you're not the pel
Until your bone i-> join'd to you aj
So both together must injuil
And tell me, men, if her di<pui
To say my honour I had i*ti!l in.
And plead with Satan as she hat!
Then both together you shall surely know,
I'll gain my honour by his overthrow;
For if the woman stands so much my friend,
You all shall find I'll stand her's in the end.
If from herself this love and courage came,
I tell you plain she is the head of -man;
But if from Me the Spirit first did fall,
I tell you plain I Am The Head of all;
And when her writings you have all went through.
Much greater mysteries must come to your view.
So by the woman now I'll surely stand,
As for my honour she did so long contend:
Ten days he held her with his blasphemy;
Ten days a hero she held out for Me;
Then if these days I turn them now to years,
I'll prove her words, and man shall see it clear,
That every word was true, what she had spoke:
I'll gain my honour, her words I'll never mock.
So if men mock them now I tell (hem plain,
I'll gain my honour to destroy such men.
Then now thy judge let Pomeroy to appear;
Call back thy words, and let him answer here:
Thou told'st him plain thy calling was from heaven;
And all the strokes, that then by him were given,
Could not prevent my labour's rising high:
It Whs of God was then thy every cry.
And now his thoughts let him look back and see,
What must have been the fatal end of thee,
If in thy weakness thou didst act the same,'
To say from Satan all thy writings came;
By every sorrow thou'dst be compass'd round;
But the Centurion let him now be found;
And then discern how 1 have plac'd thee here,
And judge which way the truth I now shall clear."
Matthew viii. 7—14. — " And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The Centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, go, and he goeth: and to another, come, and he cometh: and to my servant, do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus had heard it, he marvelled, and said unto them that followed, verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: but the children of the kingdom shall be cast out. And Jesus saith unto the Centurion, go thy way, and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the self-same hour." "And now as thou hast believed, so shall -it happen to thee: for my servant shall be healed. And now go back to thy own faith, how thou contendedst with him, and told him that the work was of God, and he could not overthrow it. Know the promise I made thee that year, that it was the last year thou shouldest ever go through the distress and poverty though hadst went through for Me, because I had taken thee from thy labour so repeatedly; and great expenses I knew thou hadst been at, for many years, to obey my commands, till thou hadst wasted all the money thou hadst saved up; and then I told thee thou shouldest never want a penny more, or feel what poverty and distress were. Now in thy heart thou sayest, true are the words: for in blessing I have blessed thee, and in multiplying I have multiplied thee, in thy basket, and in thy store, in thy body, and in thy soul; and now thou art eome like the Centurion, having soldiers under thee; and thou canst say unto one, go, and he goeth; and to another, come, and he cometh; and to thy servants, do this, and they do it: so that thou art now placed in authority, by my command. And know what I said before of thee, as I said of the Centurion, that I had not found so great faith in all Israel, as was in him; in like manner I have said to thee."
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"For if thy Master was denied,
By his own chosen race,
In these dark evil days i
Faith on the earth there's none.
Who offer'd up his Son;
The sacrifice prepare ?—
His faith would stagger there.
The faithful that must be:
As I have found in thee.
By men and devils here;
It keeps thee from despair;
Yet still thou dost obey,
Though I so long delay.
That from my written word
That trusteth in the Lord.
Thou shalt not be deceiv'd;
How strong thou dost believe.
And others did thee blame;
And thou art still the same.
Thou art the Evening Star;
That night is coming near.