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to my disciples, then I must nc lievers to keep My Words; bi spoken to every man that was a come; and for all that would left on record. Then mark \ Father will love him, and we and make our abode with him; tati»n to be? Is it not said be even the Sr Jkit of Truth tha see? Then how do you wrest fessing Godliness and denying "While I was yet with them, what should happen in the End Comforter come then to abide I tell you, No; the other Cow) ment of My Word, at My si Power to destroy all the work that Comforter must frst c< whom the Father sendeth in fore, I left it on record, that what manner my visitation won: to warn in the Spirit; not as an appeared unto Moses, when I 'in the bush, and after followed h sert of the wilderness they were appearance visible; but know! last, that my visitation would 1 and now I Am come in the Sri to bring mjUY Kingdom and .ever. But this the world cann they see Me not. The Jews K iiei-e\ and when the angels visite were rebellious at the same time believe, and /'>• their belieffreve, but was My Visitation to be 1 was in the days of Moses, whe ment of my Gospel be? or how c came into the world to place My! I do not visit in the Spirit withoi It. John's Oospel.—Chkist The Trite Light. 2.11
of old? Then My Coming could have made no change; but as my Coming has made a change to come invisible, instead of visible, it is to destroy all the invisible mil, that ye know and feel to your sorrow, wit/tout seeing. So when I appeared visible to Moses, I ordered the Beast that .was visible to be slain, but now I Am Come invisible to Man, they neither see Me, neither believe Me; but as many as do believe, my Father and 1 will come unto them, and take up Our Abode with them, and the things that are invisible shall be seen visibly, when I destroy all the works of the Devil. Now see what changes have taken place in the Bible; then what a happy change must take place in the End, when I come to change the whole and bring the . Tree Of Life to Man, that wa3 preserved for him in the Fall."
Now come to the Gospel of St. Joh/i i. 9—That was the true light, that lighteth every man that cotr.eth into the world. Ver. 1O—He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. Jrer. 12—But as many as received him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God; even' to them thnt believe on his Name. ffr.} 7—For the law was given by Mosks, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. J-'er.ig—John seeth Jesus coming unto him, saith, behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world. ftr. 51—And Jesus said, verily, verily, I say unto you, hereajter ye shall see Heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man. Chap. iii. '6—That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit. Ver. 15—That whosoever believeth in him should not perish. Ver. 21— He that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God; but every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light lest his deeds should be reproved. Chap. iv. 14—Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a wek of water springing up into everlasting life.
THE ANSWER OF THE LORD. “Now, Joanna, stop with these words; as these are words no man understood, what that water meant ; for all who have believed in ME have been thirsting for water or something to drink. But now I shall go back to the beginning. I came to be a light to lighten every man that cometh into the world ; but can you say, every man that has come into the world already is enlightened by ME 2 or walketh in that light I tell thee, No ; I was in the world, and the world knew ME not ; but as many as received ME, to them I gave power to become sons of God, even to them who believed in MY NAME. But how do men believe in MY NAME 2 Do they believe I am the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world And were the sins of the world ever taken away Then know, O man, if I come to take them away, I must FULFIL MY coming and take them away. Therefore I said, ye must be born again ; and what is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the spirit is spirit. Now when I come to destroy the works of the flesh, that the Devil hath worked in the hearts of Imen to set them to do evil, and place MY SPIRIT within them, then they will be B or N of THE SPIRIT, which is of God, and not after the flesh, which is the Fall of Man. But he that doeth evil hateth the light, and loves to abide in the Darkness of the Full; but he that loveth the LIGHT, and wishes to come to the TRUTH of My Gos PEL, he will come to the LIGHT of the TRUTH, that the truth may be made manifest that the work is wrought in God for your REDEMPtion. And this is the fountain of Liv ING w ATER, that if a man drink thereof he will thirst no more; for when
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the wells of salvation are come to men, then will rivers of joy be flowing within them; and they will not be thirsting like the children of Israel, that thirsted to go back to the flesh-pots of Egypt : neither will they be thirsting, after Gods to their hurt; but when they have drank deep into MY SPIRIT, in my Spirit they will long to Abids, and thirst no more to depart from it ; for then they will find that God is a spirit, and they will worship HiM in spirit and in Truth ; and know that Christ is the Saviour of the world : for I come to seek and to save that which is lost ; and Man was lost by the Fall; but know that I come to REDEEM them from the Fall; therefore, I said I should give them Living w Ateks, to thirst no more. Now I tell thee, these things were not understood; therefore the Jews Persecuted Me, and sought to slay Me, because I did many miracles on the SABBATH, not considering that the Son of God was Lord of the Sabbath. But when I come to fulfil the Sabbath, to make it a DAY of Rest for MAN, and make that day a thousAND years; then they will know I AM Lord of that thousand years; therefore I worked many miracles on the SABBATH DAY, to shew how I should deliver my people, and how I should hail them, for that pay that is at hand, the SABBATH, a Rest for *As I and that Sabbath shall be a thousand years, wherein every day shall be a DAY of REST : as I *orked my miracles withoutmaking any distinction of days, so shall perfect happiness flow to Man without distinction of days ; for every day shall be a day of test: that meaneth, they shall rest from sorrow, they shall rest from sin, they shall rest from pain, and from sickness, they shall rest from strife and from contentions, they shall rest from wars and tumults. Then they may see the TRuth of My Gospel—that aw I have given them the fountain of Liv ING wareas; it is a well of Joy, a well of s A Lv ATION, that they may thirst no more, when they are called with an EveRLAs TING call, and saved with an Ev Eri, Asting salvation.” John v. 44—How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh fron, God only “Now I shall answer, before thougoest further: if ye seek the honour of men, the honour of men must perish; but if ye seek the honour of God, then you will believe in all His worps, and be looking for the honour that cometh down from above ; that is the honour of his Word, the honour of his TRUTH, the power of His SPIRIT, that God might be all in all. And when Gop is all in all, then know the works of the Devil must be destroyed; for how can a man be all in all while he hath a rival standing between 2 And the rival stands in Satan, between God and MAN." Chap. vii. 4.—If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world; for neither did his brethren believe in him. Then said Jesus unto them, my time is not yet come. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. The officers answered, never man spake like this man. Then answered them the Pharisees, are ye also deceived Have any of the rulers, or of the Pharisees believed on him But this people who know not the law are cursed. Nico– detmus saith unto them, doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth 2 Chap. viii. 17—Is it not written in your law that the testimony of two men is true I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent Me beareth witness of M.E. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. He that is of God heareth God's words; yetherefore hear them, not, because ye are not of God. Then the Jews said unto him, say we not well, thou hast a Devil Jesus answered, I have mot a Devil ; but I honour my Father; and ye do dishonour Mr. Chap. x. 4.—When he putteth forth his own sheep, # E goeth before them, and the sheep, follow him : for they know his voice. A strangel will they not