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discourse, whom God hath set as an iron pillar to resist this spirit of Satan.
God hath visibly mingled a perverse spirit among these opposers; and many who have longed for the overthrow, and have at times been almost ready to shout for victory, have hitherto been disappointed, notwithstanding all the mutterings and conspiracies which have taken place; and I know they have erred in every work of theirs, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit, Isai. xix. 14. And whatever it is to terminate in, whether in a pestilence, or what not, the promoters of it shall most surely fare the worst in it; and those who keep the word of the Lord's patience, shall be kept from ruin and destruction in this hour of temptation. And God shall shew you, in due time, whether this my work, or this my counsel, be of God, or of man.
Nor shall you ever run from this my testimony, for I am made manifest in your consciences; if you are sent to hell, as a savour of death unto death, I shall pursue you, and my testimony will stand against you, and you shall see me with the eyes of your mind, even there, as a witness against you: as sure as Moses accused the Jews in the days of Christ for their rejection of him, and as sure as the rich glutton in hell saw the beggar Lazarus in the bosom of Abraham. And if you are obedient to the word of the Lord, as a savour of life unto life, you shall acknowledge me to the end; for those that bear precious seed shall return again rejoicing,
bringing their sheaves with them. I know where this my teaching, and this my testimony, came from, and I know it is of God; therefore remember that I have admonished you, cautioned you, and warned you this day. Thus I have complied, also, with the request of them who wished me so much to print this which is what I did not intend; but as I had seven discourses to deliver so soon after the delivery of this, it cannot be expected that I could put it down just as it was delivered. And furthermore, as some persons wished me to publish the last Sunday morning's discourse, delivered from Dan. ii. 45, I have interwoven a few of the heads of that in this discourse, which must suffice for the present, as I have so little time on my hands.
DISCOVERIES AND CAUTIONS
STREETS OF ZION,
BY A WATCHMAN OF THE NIGHT,
A SERMON DELIVERED AT PROVIDENCE CHAPEL, OCTOBER 22, 1798.
GO, SET A WATCHMAN; LET HIM DECLARE WHAT HE SEETH.
IN MY WARD WHOLE NIGHTS.
I AM SET
ISAI. XXI. 6, 8.