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fall into her. For she is the brightness of everlasting light, the unspotted mirror of the power of God, and the inage of his goodness; and being but one, she can do all things: and remaining in herself, she maketh all things new. Now th’s was the wisdom of Solo Mos, that the Lord had given hion, to know and understand what the Lo RD would do, by His wisdo M in the end. Now from my judgment, no man can understand, or believe, that all this wisdom, knowledge, power, goodness, and truth, was in Solo Mon, or in any man, to accomlish these things; for Solovio N saith of himself— f...; an a mortal man, like to all, and the offspring of him, that was first made of the earth. Then he cannot say that he is entering into holy souls, to make them #. of God, and prophets; and that vice shall not prevail against wisdom. This "could never be alluded to \lan : it can be none, but the Pow ER of GoD in the wisdom of his SoN, who was without sin unto salvation; and in him was wisdom, odness, and truth: whom it is clear that the Jews counted his life madness, and his end to be without honour; but how must they appear, when he cometh again in MIGHT, MAJESTY, and G Lok Y, to put on righteousness as a breast-plate, and true judgment instead of a helmet, and his severe wrath shall he sharpen for a sword, and the world shall fight with him, against the unwise Then may they cry out, when they begin to see his power bringing in his Glorious kix G Dow of peace—“How is he numbered among the children of God, and his lot among the saints Therefore we erred from the way of truth; and the light of righteousa ss inas not shined unto us; and the sun of righteousness rose not upon –s. We wearied ourselves in the ways of wicked+:-s: but the ways of the Lok D we have not known. Włat hath pride profited us Or what good have riches, with our vaunting, brought us " Now this =Ppeareth to me, that the wisdoon of Solomos was given to him to discern the Last Days; though none of the commentators ever placed it so; neither is the name of Christ even mentioned in the contents of the chapter. So it appeareth to me that the wisdom of Solomon, was the Wisdom God gave him, concealed from the -world ; a Light shining in darkness to mankind; that now appeareth breaking out; and the True Believers, that rely wholly on the fulfilment of the Bible, of Christ's glorious and peaceable kingdom to be established, as promised, have already began to fight with Him, against the unwise, that judge all things will remain as they are. But if no change is ever to take place, how can men believe changes ever did take place? For the world to be once drowned ; the wonders that were done in Egypt; Sodom and Gomorrah burnt; the Jews^that were so long a standing people, cut off and scattered throughout the face of the earth; the holy temple and Jerusalem destroyed; and the Gospel of Christ brought in. Now as all these changes have taken place, why not the change take place for the Kingdom of Christ to be brought in to fulfil the Law and the Gospel? This is the pondering of my heart; and are my thoughts on the dom of Solo man; if I am wrong, the Lord reprove me, and shew me the error of my judgment: and now I am waiting for his answer,

THE ANSWER OF THE LORD, "And now, Joanna, I shalj answer thee. Th? preparation of thy heart, and the answer of thy tongue, are both from the Lord; and no more than men have discerned the wisdom of Solomon, no mere have they discerned the wisdom of My BnLE. So, if they cannot understand the widom of a Man, they cannot understand the wisdom of a God; or that wisdom, which Solomon speaks of, vas hot m him to be pure and undefiled.—

Now from thy dream I shall explain:
For there tbc bouse di4 fall—


The house of clay, to thee I say,

Ne'er rose to conquer all;
No; it was I, that dwell on high.

Fell by the wrath of Man:
Though in the sepulchre 1 did lie,

You know I ro«e again,
And perfect stood!—So now allude,

The house ofcltiy must Jail.
But it is I, that dwell on high,

Must rise again for all!
My standing sure shall now endure:

From Solomon you see.
The wisdom that I gave him here

He prophesied of Me.
And now to thee, all fle?h shall see,

The wisdom here is come;
That he did say thould be in She

And bring Me now the Man,
That will appear the whole to clear—
"Thy pondering heart goes deep:
Men by their wisdom they do err.

As he in sin did brealc.
Though Wisdom strong to him did come,

But did it him improve.
To live in virtue all his life,

For to reward My Love,
That I did come, and place so strong.

His greatness all might see •
But mark the way he did go oil,

Till he fell back from Me;
Then boast no more of wisdom here,

That it is plac'd in Man.
I tell thee, greatly all do err—

The Trial none can stand,
To say that Man did ever come

In wisdom so to shine;
In all the virtues there are plac'd

A warning to mankind.
From Solomon it now must come,

Your wisdom it must fall;
No more than he, you all must sec.

You so can boast at all.
So learned Men mu^t now begin

To see their folly deep;
The v. isdom here of Solomon

Did of My Coming speak.
Wisdom In Thke was plac'd by MS,

His wisdom to discern;
That unto him could never he

Such wonders to perform;
As wisdom there he said should clear

The wicked to tread down;
And make the nations for to fear-
Cap this in Man be found?

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I tell thee, No; it is not so;
Nor was it done by he 5
Nor did they judge the Man a fool-
Let wise men answer ME,
If wisdom here he so did share,
And all men judg’d him wise;
In grandent great he did appear,
And so did end his days;
Then how can Man so simply come,
With him to place the word
To say with madness they compard
The steps that he had trod
Or did they say, that very way, -
That honour he had none,
When that his Life I took away?
My Bible none discern
Did he appear (now answer here)
IN RIGHTEoUs NESs to come,
That as a BREAST PLATE he did wear.
To judge the sons of men :
The world with he, did they agree,
As it is mention'd there,
To say that they did fight with he,
And the unwise beware?
Did he cast down, in every sound,
His thundering oolts abroad?
And from the clouds could he be found
To set the mark of God?
I tell thee, No; it was not so;
His hailstones could not fall,
Nor with his wrath to fly abroad
The raging seas to call.
No, no; by Man 'twas never done—
He could not this go through:
And from the Life that he did run-
Call all before thy view—
How he began to fall in sin,
And wrong built altars here:
Then how can inen allude to him,
What they can never clear?
No; 'tis from Me the whole must be,
For I shall so go on,
Until My wisdom all shall see
Is like his words become.
Ishall not stop, so all may hope
That wish the whole to see;
The wisdom of his words to drop
And now fulfill'd in Me.
So 'tis not thee, all flesh must see,
By wisdom draw'd it here:
No it was I, that dwell on high,
Did in thy heart appear
To ponder on, as thoust begun; :
My Law is written there. -

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Back to the standard all must come—
And let thy Lise appear;
When thou'st began in Prayer, 'tis seen,
To wrestle with thy God;
I said MY Laws upon thy HEART
Should sure be writ aud know d.
Then now see plain, ye saus of men,
What Laws are written here
Then how with her can you contend,
Without your wisdom clear,
That you can say another way,
The wisdom he did see
Was in himself? Can you now tell
it did not speak of Me?
l tell you vain, ye sons of men,
Your judgment must appear,
If you do say another way
in judgment she doth err,
The things to place, ye fallen race,
That my wisdo M it must come
These wondrous things to bring to pass-
It ne'er was done by Man.
What mighty winds can you now find
rom Man can surely blow -
What storms are here, like bows appear,
That Man by strength cau throw
For to lay waste, the earth to pass,
Ill dealings cast away—
The Inighty men to overthrow,
Their strength to cast away,
That will not stoop, beneath MY FEET,
To wish My Kingdom here;
And work with Me the whole to see
That the unwise may fear?
So now begin from Soloxios
His wisdom you'll tiace deep;
And from the words to thee are seen
I shall begin to speak:
A short time here I did appear
My Labour to go through;
And now the long twme 1 shall clear,
For I'll fulfil it so;
Though hasty then, I saw to men,
My Life was took away :
Because it was by wicked men
My Life they hasty slav'd : -
But ne'er discern d what they had done;
And understood it not,
If their redemption eve came,
Then I their sins not blot.
To come at first and aim the last,
God's wisdom all go through ,
That as the phoMise first was plac'd,
Satan must feel his due,

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