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they know not: they shall say, These are more in the Spirit than we; how clear it is that we all have one Spirit.
“I am one, and besides me there is none: and he that has my Spirit, I am with, and he is with me, and we are one, and Satan must serve us. But the world are many, and because they are many, mammon says they must serve him. Now as they are many, and in many minds, they say, We will have the Lord, we will have our land, our silver, our gold, and our riches: and they that are not equal with us in wealth, shall give us honour, and bow to us; are
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“Obey the gospel, and death shall not reign over thy soul, and come out from among these things, and obey the two covenants, and thy body shall live, and I will make thee one with me, and Satan shall bow down and serve us, and the dust shall be his meat. Unless thou submittest thyself unto me, thou can not be mine ; but, if thou submittest thyself, thou shalt be mine, and that which I did for the woman's seed, I will do for thee; and I will make thee immortal, in the perfect image of me; the world shall not be the light of thy body, but the heavens shall be the light of thy earthly tabernacle. For I now dwell in the heavens and in the earth, and as I dwell in an earthly tabernacle, so shall my branch dwell in you, and change your old earth into new, and ye shall possess a life above all angels, and be as I am.”
Leeds, 25th of 1st month, 1835. This afternoon, Sunday, John Wroe preached to a large congregation in the chapel, in George's Court, George's Street, Leeds.
He began with Micah vi. 6. “ Shall I give the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul ?" These words he applied to Jehovah: sin being imputed to him by Adam, which he bore by the woman's seed, and in the fourth day, which was the fourth thousand years, he took the woman's seed, and made thereof a body, without the seed of man, and rested on it, and in it fulfilled the law, and then gave the fruit of it, which was the blood thereof, as a sacrifice for that sin which Adam had imputed to him; and to be a ransom for the souls of the whole world.
He quoted the following words :-“The branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch; and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.” John xv. 4, 6.
He said in explanation-Every one whose body dies, though the second death reigns not over his soul, he is a branch cast off-cast into the earth, which spiritually, is fire, and death reigns over that body till the resurrection.
“Dividing asunder of soul and spirit.” Heb.iii. 12. When death cometh, it divideth the spirit from the soul and body, the spirit returning to God, leaving it corruptible: but when God returneth the spirit at the first or final resurrection, it divideth the soul from the corruptible body, making that soul an incorruptible body for his spirit to dwell in; he is then made higher than Adam was, his spiritual body not being liable to die; and higher than Satan, he being only a spirit, having no soul given him, to make a spiritual body.
He quoted the following words :-“ And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders said, The Lord make the woman that is come into thine house like Rachel and like Leah, which two did build the house of Israel.” Ruth iv. 11.
He said in explanation :-Jesus came of Ruth the Moabitess, to raise up a seed to the Gentiles, as Boaz raised a seed to the dead. And has he not built up as great a house to the Gentiles as Rachel and Leah did to the Hebrews which had the law ? See the number of ministers, and the quantity of shipping, to carry the gospel of the preserving of the soul into all nations, that the second death reign not overtheir souls.
He quoted the following words, " And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jonah: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matt. xvi. 17, 18.
He said in explanation :—The church (meaning the sixth church,) must be built upon a visitation of the Spirit of God, it being revealed from heaven, to lead the people.
He also uttered the following prophecies :—The time shall come when ye shall have no smoke in your towns, and a man shall be conveyed in his carriage by the pressure of the air; and it shall carry him where he listeth. Your rooms shall be warmed without coal.
There shall be three years wherein there shall be bad harvests in many nations; thousands shall pine to death—many shall eat their own children. But I shall not be in England when God shall bring this to pass.
[In the first volume of this work is given the account of the harvest of the first of these three years, it being that of 1834 ; prophecies of what would occur to that harvest having been delivered in the preceding spring :* and we here give proofs of the fulfilment in the two latter years, from the public prints :
Papers from the Cape of Good Hope, to the 21st of the 11th month (1835,) declared that nearly the whole of the crops were rotted by the continued rains.
A correspondent from Swellenden said, that the greatest part of the wheat there was destroyed by the rust, and that which was left, became red from the same cause.
Every thing was destroyed at Koffer Kuyls and
See a Communication dated 20th of 6th month, 1834, Vol. I.
Vet River; the oat harvest was miserable, the farmers were not able to cut it, on account of the unusually heavy rains.- London, Weekly Times, Feb. 7th, 1836.
Senor Castel, in the Chamber of Procuradoes, Spain, said-I am a representative of the province of Lerida, from which 4000 families have emigrated : the utmost terror prevails in the province, where there is provision but for two months. Three harvests have been lost: in different villages bread has not been eaten for three months; misery and paleness is to be seen in the cadaverous appearance of the people. Newspapers, April 23rd, 1836.]
Every religion shall find its own level, and every congregation shall support their own minister; though the king or queen of Great Britain, draw their sword against it, yet shall it come to pass.
Written from the mouth of John Wroe, in the congregation, while he was preaching, by William Tillotson. Witnesses.—Matthew Shaw, David Bullough, and other writers not in this society.
Wakefield, 28th of 1st month, 1835. EARLY this morning, being laid in bed, the words of the Lord came unto me :
« Declare these words unto the ends of the earth, That I will stretch out mine arms, by the poorest of the house of Israel, and I will cause his voice to reach over the planet, eastward, westward, northward and southward; he shall enter into the bond of my covenant, that I may make a covenant with him ; but not the covenant of the death of his body. I will restore life to his body, his words shall be life. The rest of the bones of the house of Israel shall hear, and they shall come forth, and sign the bond of the covenant; my Spirit shall give them no rest till they perform it; it shall make a covenant of life upon their thigh, and their bodies shall live eternally.
“This is the thing that they will do when they have signed the bond, (for my Spirit now shall hang over all nations, they will give the tithe of the interest of what they have in the banks, to publish the gospel of the redemption of their bodies in all nations, as men have given the tithe for the redemption of their souls, so they will give the tithe of their income in trade,- and the poor of the flock, (who have no income but their hire,) will wait upon me with the tithe of their daily earnings, as a freewill offering—to make known the gospel of the kingdom for the ingathering of Israel. The man that receives it at their hands shall be unwilling to take it. Others will come forth and say, I have earned so much, I pray thee take this : thou knowest it has far to go, it must cross the planet. The man will refuse; and he that would give it, will return home, but rise out of his bed and say, I cannot rest; how can I live, if I help not to build the building of the Lord ? For I will send messengers unto all nations, and they shall minister at the altar.
“Now hear and understand, O Israel! this is the thing that I shall do; He that has given me the tithe to carry the word into all nations, I will doubly bless the remnant unto him; and they shall pay tithe to the Gentiles, according to the custom of the country they are in. Thou shalt not curse the ruler of thy people. (Exod. xxii. 28.) “And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers ? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money : that take, and give unto them for me and thee.”. Matt. xvii. 25-27.
"I see the Gentile shepherds contending with my