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Then 'tis in spirit I must come My Bible all to clear; Then I'll come down, it shall be found, Like rain upon the grass : And great my BLEssings shall be found, And peace shall all possess. So in My REIGN shall all be seen, The RIGHTEous flourish here ; And peace abundant shall be found, That ever shall endure. The enemy, they all shall see, Shall lick the dust of Man; For so the Serpent's doom shall be, He to that end shall come. Then may the kings their presents bring, To build My House anew; And every nation worship ME, And all shall find it true; The needy here their grief I'll clear, And all the poor.I’ll free ; For great my bounty shall appear, That every soul shall see: ` I shall redeem from hell and sin, From their deceitful foe; I'll make them precious in my sight, My, blood shall cleanse them sol So, as I live, let no one grieve— You know I rose again, And said to Man that I should come, My every cause maintain. So friends appear the shadows here, For presents they do send: It is MY work to carry on ; And I shall stand their friend: And thou dost know, the truth is so, That prayers for Me are made, To bring My Kingdom down below— O men you're all misled, That now do say another way, I did it at the first. It was not so, you all do know; Nor did MY Glory burst So strong on Man, as in this Psals, That all is mention'd there; But now, I say, in every land My Glory shall appear . Handful of wheat, you'll find it great, Or else, I say, of corn; Though 'tis but few, thou well dost know, That now wish to be born, So strong in Mr the whole to see, But yet they will increase: Though with a handful in the land, Hdid begin in peace"

* The peace in the beginning of 1803.


To ttll My Mind, that near tJte time,

My Kingdom is at baud;
like Lebanon, they all will find.
My Handful iiuw will stand
To iAa/ce the whole, till men will fall,

My Kingdom wish to see;
.And say—" we're guilty one and

"To" be her enemy, •« If Christ it come'for to perform,

"The prophecies arc here; "And to the Woman it must rome "To plead Her Promise there, « That at thcfrsl it so was plac'd—

"Then wliy do men dispute? "If blessings great on Man is cast,

"Tlien Christ must strike the root; f Then cilia here might well appear

"In prospect to be found, •• And like the grass to flourish here,

"When Christ the whole hath crown'd i *• Then he'll endure for evermore "Like Jacob's God and King. ?' We never did discern it here, "The way he'd bring all in; "Our Bibles true before our view

"We ne'er cxpect'd to see; « That Christ should come our Prince and Kik<?»

"All nations worship He. "Twas never so, we well do know,

"Yet so 'tis said shall come; «• And yet the Woman we deny,

"Our Bibles to condemn; "Because that clear they can't appear,

"Tlie way thatall hath stood;, »' XVe know, the Lord must interfere,

"If lie doth make all good. «' Then all will bits*, when they poSSeU

"The blessings are in store; f And Satan's arts must surely miss,

"When he can tempt no more. ''Then well we know that joy may flow,

"When Christ that is'the Vink, "And all the Branches he'th j^lac'd so,

"To have his heart and mind. »' Then will be-in t'-c praU>- to Him", _ *

And all will bless his Name; «' They'll say from Israel's God and Kme

"Do all these blessings com .' — Bo Men will praise the end «/"days,

As Adam prais'd the first, When the Woman I did create;

For so the end will burst: But standing sure for to endure, be the ttate Of Man;

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- Thursday, Oct. 4, 1804.

Thursday morning Joanna dreamt that she saw a house tumble down in the same manner as you might see a chest-of-drawers fall, without any part of it being broken, so that you might raise it up again, and place it as it was before; and perfectly so the house fell, and they raised it up, and placed it as before ; and Joanna thought she went into the house afterwards, and went up into many of the rooms : and it stood upon a solid foundation ; but she told the master, she was afraid it would tumble again ; but he told her it would not.

Thursday evening. I Joanna have finished reading through all the works of Solomon ; and as I am commanded to draw my own judgment, before any answer is given me, I shall now drawit perfectly to the ponderings of my own heart, whether I draw it right or wrong; for I cannot deceive the Lord ; therefore I shall not try, to draw my judgment with man, in reading the Proverbs of Solomon. His advice is good; and by his wisdom, in his advice, he foretelleth the end of his children; what their evils would bring upon them, for the punishment that


he said would follow sin, followed the generation of Solomon's children; which is a type for all mankind; as it appeareth to me, that although Solomon was endowed with so much wisdom, I cannot say his heart was like David's, neither was his repentance like David's. So that from my judgment, wisdom alone will not do, without a sincere desire of the heart, to have the laws of the Lord written there. The wisdom of God is one thing, because he is infinite in goodness and mercy, as well as infinite in wisdom and truth. Now, from my observation of Solomon, the wisdom of GoD would not do for Man till his heart was renewed to the likeness of the Lord, in that state of innocence that he was at first created in ; as from my judgment, David, without this abundance of wisdom that Solomon possessed, had a more humble and penitent heart, and deeply repented of the sins he had committed; but Solomon's complaining is, that all was evil and vanity, of the sins that he had committed; but he does not repent, like David, in his writings, whatever he did in his heart; and yet, by his wisdom, his counsel was nole; and by his wisdom his prophecies, to me, apso deep of the KING Doxt of CHRIST. And here shall begin from the JWisdom of Solomon, viii. 8– If a man desireth much experience, she knoweth things of old, and ebnjectureth aright what is to come; and can expound dark sentences; she foreseeth signs and wonders, and the events of seasons and times. ser. 14—I shall set the people in order, and the nations shall be subject unto me. Chap. vi. 17—For the very true beginning of her is the desire of discipline; and the care of discipline is love; and love is the keeping of her laws; and giving hecd unto her laws is the assurance of incorruption; and incorruption maketh us near unto God : therefore the desire of wisdom bringeth to a kingdom. In chap. v. 4.—We fools accounted his life madness; and his end to be without honour: how is he numbered among the


children of God, and his lot is among the saints | /or. 17—He shall take to him his jealousy for complete armour, and make the creature his weapon for the revenge of his enemies; he shall put on righteousness as a breast-plate, and true judgment instead of a helmet. He shall take holiness for an invincible shield. Chap. iv. 13, 14, 15. 18, 19—He being made perfect in a short time, fulfilled a long time: for his soul pleased the Lord : therefore hasted he to take him away from among the wicked. This the people saw and understood it not; neither laid they up this in their minds, that his grace and mercy is with his saints, and that he hath respect unto his chosen. They shall see him and despise him ; but God shall laugh them to scorn. For she shall rend them and cast them down headlong; they shall be speechless; and he shall shake them from the foundation. Chap. iii. 7, 8, 9. 13—In the time of their visitation, they shall shine, and run to and fro like sparks among the stubble. They shall judge the nations, and have dominion over the people; and the Lord shall REIGN for Even ; they that put their trust in him shall understand the truth. Blessed is the barren that is undefiled; she shall be fruitful in the visitation of souls. Chap. i. 2.7—Fort he Lord will be found of them that telmpt him not ; and sheweth himself unto such as do not distrust him. The sp IRIT of the Lord filleth the world : and that which containeth all things hath the knowledge of the voice.—Now, as I am ordered to draw my own judgment, first from the JWisdom of

Solomon : for that wisdom, which Solomon speaks

of, to have all power to reign and rule, and to subdue all things to himself, could never be in an earthly object, as to fallen man ; it must allude to the knowledge and power of GoD, in and through his SoN, in the verses here mentioned; for, in chap. vii. 25, 26, 27. he says—She is the BREATH of the pow ER of GoD, and a pure influence flowing from the Glory of the ALMIGHTY : therefore can no defiled thing

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