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My Bible here no man can clear;
What manner doth my Gospel break,
'Tis all New life to thee! Now thouse-t plain, what I do mean, How I shall raise up Man From the first death, that was pronounc'd, And they shall know My NAME; Like Lazarus here they shall appear, That inen do say are dead; For to believe thy calling here, I'll raise them as I've said From death to LIFE, I'll end the strife, For so their life shall come; Though men do say, in death they lie, For to believe My NAME, Or Spirit here, that doth appear In words spoken to thee; They'll find such wonders drawing near, Like Lazarus they will see, . .” They were not dead, as then I said, Though dead they seem'd to men, That do appear to mock them here; . But when their life do come , , , To rise again and shew men plain, Like Lazarus all must be.
Rose from the dust they fell at first,
Here ends Saturday night, October 13, 1804.
Sunday"morning, October 14, 1804. Now I shall answer, from the words that are before you, Acts ili. Now I ask them that boast they have eyes to see, what they make of this chapter what they make of the time of refreshing to come and what they make of the restitution of all things Let this be answered by the learned ; but I shall answer thee; and let them answer what is meant by these words—“. When the Coinforter cometh he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment; of sin, because they believe not on ME ; of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged ; howbeit, when the Spirit of Truth is come, HE shall guide you into all Truth " Let these questions be answered by the learned ; and the
following be answered by the learned—Now is the
judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out; and I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto ME * These are questions men must put to the learned to answer: but f shall answer them to thee; but not to the world till thy Trial is over. So put down the chapters : John xii. 29, to 32—Chap. xvi. 7, to 15—Chap. xviii. 37—Pilate said, art thou a king 2 - Jesus answered, thou sayest I am a king; to this end was f born, and for this cause came I into the world. Acts iii. 18 to 22. These are the chapters that must be answered by the learned. Now I shall begin with thee, from John x–My Sheep know my voice & and there shall be one Fold and one Shepherd,
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No. from thy thoughts thou ponderest here, tell thee plainly I was near, Work'd in thy healt to ponder on, That the Good shepherd now is come; And 'tis His voice that thou dost hear; A stranger's voice thou canst not bear, Whether of Devils, or of Men, That do against thy Lord contefid; Because against Me they are come, That do condemn thy written hand. Now from the chapter all see clear, How all the hirelings do appear; The wolf is come, and they do flee, And so my sheep, I plain do see, The shepherds for them do not care, They all may flee and perish here; Then I'M the Shepherd now alone, Whose voice at first to thee was known, And so my sheep I'm drawing here, Into one Fold they must appear; Because these words were for the End, When I in SPIRIt did descend, To have my voice be known to Man, Then all my Fold I knew would come. And so to thee I answer here, 'Tis the Good SHEPHERD doth appear, Whose voice to all men shall be known, That to the END 'tis surely come. They'll find the Spirit true is here, Which they can't see, nor will they hear, Nor are they ready to receive The Bounty here that I shall give; For if that I was judg’d by Man, My judgment in the END must come, To have the prince for to be cast That in the world so strong did burst, To work upon the hearts of men. The prince of darkness had his time, And in this world he did appear, As though a prince he then was here, For in the people he did speak, And in his malice they did break; And so I say they lift'd me up, And on the Cross my Life did drop; But know, with it, I rose again, Then Death and Hell must sure be slau ; For all men now I'll draw to ME: These that wont come must surely flee, If with their master they will join, And with the earthly prince combine; Then with him they will surely fall, The worldly prince, I tell you all, As I was lifted on the tree -Aud crucified, he now shall see . . .
That I will cut him off the same,
“The CoMForTER must then bring grief-"