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one to my first coming: though I was received by my friends, yet I was rejected by my enemies: and, like the cord, the nation was cut in pieces, aud the Jews scattered; but now I shall come to the other, to place the last to the first. Know, at the second meeting, the child stood with Harwood, who is an officer in your army: And now the warrior shall begin, if the Child is rejected; because I have told thee, like the child's standing with man, so the Child, that I have said shall be now set up as a Sign to the Jews, is like the Father and the Son. And know, the Father of the Child is the Shepherd of his flock: and now the good Shepherd shall appear, by the power of the Father. For I now tell thee, this year thou wilt have a Sox, by the power of the Most High; and thy public Trial will not appear, for thee to be called forward in a solemn assembly, to testify the truth of the Child, before, thou canst go with the Child in thy arms, while the milk is in thy breast, that men may know thou hast not deceived. And then let the Jews appear, that they may judge for themselves; as I have told thee, this Child is to restore them to their own land, to be as a Prince of Peace, and a King over them: and when they have agreed together to kiss the Child and receive it, I shall fulfil as I have spoken concerning the Jews, both by the prophets and in thy writings."
Strange Effects of Faith, page 5$.
"For 1 will have a strong army;
Jews and Gentile;, shall agree;
I will g.iin the victory.
And ilicir hearts I'll fill with love;
By their heavenly Lord above."
Know I said—
"I will come again in glory,
"And now I shall explain the meaning of the words, that thou hast been stumbling at; because thou sayest, a lamb that is slain is dead. And now I shall come to my Gospel: know I said, my flesh was meat indeed; and now I shall explain the meaning: As a lamb that is newly slain is meat to eat, so they shall find my words to be meat for all, and drink for all. The life that I laid down for men, was to come again in power, and to free them from their grand adversary. But could men simply suppose, that I should come as the mighty God, the everlasting Father, to dwell with men, and forsake the heaven of heavens? No: this was never my design. I took man's nature upon Me, to be a true judge for man, as I have explained to thee already; and therefore I spoke two ways in my Gospel: I said, my Father and I were One; before Abraham was I Am; that I was in the Father, and the Father in Me. Bat know, at another time, I said, the Father was greater than I: and this I spoke concerning the Son, that I said should be revealed at my second coming."
LukexvM. 20.—"When he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come; he answered them and said, the kingdom of God cometh not with observation. Neither shall they say, Lo here, or lo there: for behold, the kingdom of God is within you."
"Now discern the words that I said, of the kingdom of God coming not. with observation; neither should they say, Lo here, or there; for the kingdom of God is within you."
John xviii. 17.—"Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall in no wise enter therein."
"I shall answer thee from my Gospel: in the perfect manner I have spoken in thy writings, that thou couldest not understand, that a visitation like this would ever come to thee,, before a sudden surprise came upon thee, to explain the mysteries of thy writings, and of the scriptures, which I told thee were concealed from all, to prevent impostors; therefore I spoke in that manner through my Gospel. Know, in the Revelation, how the new Jerusalem is compared as coming down from heaven, and how I compared the kingdom of this world to the kingdom of God, that I should make at my second coming, to bring in the redemption of man; and therefore I said, Ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Sox of Man, and ye shall not see it; for as the lightning, that lightneth out of one part under heaven shineth unto the other part under heaven, so shall also the Son of Man be in his day: but first must He suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation. Had these sayings of mine been understood, and the words I said to Nicodemus, of being born again of the Spirit, they would clearly have understood that there would be a Second Son, like the Fibst: and, I now tell thee, many will dtsire to see the day, who have been great mockers and despisers; they wiU wish to see the day that the Son of Man appeareth to shine under the heavens. For so it is hastening on; and therefore I said, the kingdom of heaven was within you: and it must be in the womb, to be born, as I was, before this glory can appear to men: and as a Little Child He must be first received, if they will obtain the kingdom of glory, that shall follow his birth: therefore I said, it did not come with observation; neither by saying, lo here, or lo there. But know how many have arisen, to call themselves the Christ, or the second like unto the first; but now my answer is from my Gospel; for now is the time that the Son of Man is revealed, to be born of the Spirit, that is now within thee: "And where the body is, there will the eagles be gathered together." And now I shall tell thee why I compared it to eagles: because an eagle is an eager bird, and a strong bird; and perfectly so I shall make mankind eager to search out the truth; and then I shall give them strength to stand, to confound all gainsayers of my Gospel. And now let them see, though my promises are so great, to bring in everlasting happiness for man; yet, persecution will arise, and therefore the threatened judgments will come on: but I shall avenge the woman of her adversary." *
John xii. 23, 24.—"The hour is come, that the Son of Man should be glorified."
"I shall answer thee from these words, saying the hour is come, that the Son of Man shall be glorified. But how did I say he should be glorified? Let men see the following verse: "Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground, and die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit." Now let men answer these scriptures, which I have ordered thee to briug together, from the Prophets and from my Gospel, how they will explain them, for Me to bring forth the fruits of my Spirit, to abide as the ComForter in the end? Could I then abide with mankind, when I came to give my life for the transgression of the fall? What fruits of my Spirit could I then have brought to man? But know, I said I should raise it up again at the last day; and send them Another Comforter. Therefore, if men saw my Gospel clear, they would know that a visitation of my Spirit must come to a Woman at last, to bring in the Sox, that was to be revealed, as it was to a Woman at first; and then they will see the perfect Godhead: the Trinity in Unity, and the Unity in Trinity: heaven and earth alike to join: for this is the meaning of my kingdom coming down to man. But now I ask mankind, what Son they expected should be revealed in his day? I was revealed at that time, and was amongst them; and therefore, if men understood my Gospel aright, they would expect to see another Son revealed like the first, before the glory of my kingdom was brought in. Let them look to the words of John."
1 John, iii. 2. "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we <ha!l be; but we know, that when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."
"Let men answer, what was the meaning of the apostles' words. They had seen Me; they had known my likeness; and they had seen Me after my resurrection; therefore the apostles could not speak of the past; they were speaking of what was to come. But thou sayest in thy heart, they were speaking of my coming in glory, iu the last day. To thy judgment I shall leave thee. They wrote, as thou hast, by inspiration, without understanding the full meaning of what they wrote; but their writings speak of another, that they were looking for to come, that should be ready to be revealed in the last time, wherein men should greatly rejoice.
"I shallanswerthee further from the Revelation. When the Woman appearcth, clothed with the $un, then cometh salvation, and strength, an the kingdom of our God, and the powei Christ. Now let them sec what tin
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