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over their souls, but at the first resurrection I would raise their souls out of their corruptible bodies into incorruptible, for their spirits to dwell in.
66 And I opened the door in the second dispensation and shewed them the first covenant, by which I took Elijah without the death of the body, to prove the adoption, that I had adopted man to become my son. This is my covenant unto the house of the Hebrews, which were conceived in the cleanness of their mother.
“On the fourth day I remembered my promise to the woman, that I would put enmity between her seed and the seed of Satan, with which the man was : seed and me senata. I,
Who inoculated, and she brought forth her seed, without the seed of man, wherein no tares were sown, which by the angel was called Jesus, who said, I am the vine, and my Father, who gives me the word, is the husbandman; he giveth increase to the ground, and bringeth the seed to perfection ; I tilled the ground, by my Spirit resting on his body, till the law was fulfilled, and the gospel given; then as Cain slew Abel, so did the sons of men rise up and shed the life of the blood of my Son; I then took the seed of the woman for a temple, and made it mine own abode. The third son of Adam, viz. Seth, I made of his seed, the adopted father of the seed of the woman, which is my temple, not the real father, for I was before he was, neither was Joseph the carpenter the father of the woman's seed, but through adoption.
I said “ And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse ; and a branch shall grow out of his roots.” Isa. xi. 1. .
The Interpretation.“ David sprung from Jesse, who was the stem, Mary, the mother of Jesus, the rod sprung from David, who was the rod from the stem. But they refusing the woman's seed I refused them to enter in at the door, and I raised the body of the woman's seed, and entered in, and shut the door on them, and grafted the Gentiles into the tree of the second covenant, which was made to the third son of Adam, and the first son of Noah, and their
posterity, that they should repent and be baptized, and offer me bread and wine in remembrance, that I should forgive them their sins, and this should they do till their fulness. Though their natural bodies died, they should be fellow heirs of the same spiritual body, (Eph. iii. 6,) that they should receive incorruptible bodies at the first resurrection, and be as the angels, lest the second death should reign over their souls till the final resurrection. But at the Gentiles' fulness, I would remember my first covenant, and call together the natural branches of the first covenant, whom the Gentiles say, Have ears but hear not; hearts but understand not; eyes, but see not; (Ezek. xii. 2.) these are they that dwell among the Gentiles, whom I counsel to buy of me eye-salve that they may see the life of their bodies. The branch groweth out of Jesus Christ, which is the Spirit, which is given for the house of Israel to dwell in, till it has fulfilled the law and gospel in them. Then will the life immortal swallow up the mortal life, and make it in the image of the woman's seed, my life, which is Spirit, being put within both, the woman's seed, the bridegroom made in the image of mine own eternity, and my Spirit put within the seed of man and woman, made as the bride and bridegroom. That I would set my hand a second time, (Isa. xi. 11,) upon my adopted seed, and send the Spirit of truth to abide on them, that the life immortal might swallow up the mortal life, they being my complete image. And I have sent the Spirit as a candidate, to see who will receive him as their bridegroom, and will sign hand and heart, to be married and sealed unto him, that they may be made members in his church, to become one church, which is the seventh, which is without fault before my throne, and the doors of the tabernacle of this church are thrown open, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. But the six churches, which are Hebrew and Gentile, in each dispensation have done violence to each other, contrary to the words in the first Epistle to the Corinthians, "Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the Church of God.” 1 Cor. x. 32. For he who gives offence to these churches, is a partaker with Satan, and the wages of that offence is the death of the body. But he that toucheth the people of my church, which is seeking for immortality, toucheth the apple of my eye. Now sentence is passed on the enemy; first out of those who become candidates of the sixth church, and then out of those who are to be aliens, or tenants to the seventh church, these both being Abraham's seed; the church of God, the seed of Sarah, and her servant, the seed of Hagar the bondwoman. For the prayer of the six churches is in this manner, “Forgive us our sins, as we forgive them that trespass against us,” and “Deliver us from evil.” Luke xi. 4. And they die the death of the righteous, so they are only delivered from the second death.
“ But the prayer of the church of God is in this manner.—Take sin away from me, (Rom. xi. 27,) and keep me from it; take away the stony heart out of my body, and give me a heart of flesh; which is a new heart, blood not being the life of it, but the spirit. This is the leaven of which I spoke in the woman's seed Jesus, (Luke xiii. 20, 21,) hid in the three dispensations, till the whole of the house of Israel be leavened by it, which is immortality; the bride and bridegroom being complete in one, whose members are one hundred and forty four thousand, they being found Israel. And I have remembered the promise which I made to Abraham touching his son Ishmael, wherein I said, I have heard thee, I will make of his seed a great nation. (Gen. xvii. 20.) They shall flee into the clefts of the rocks, and the caves of the earth, (Isa. ii. 19,) which is the city of refuge; for the face of the whole planet shall burn as the furnace which was prepared for Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, or as Sodom and Gomorrah. “ For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the
proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble.” Mal. iv. 1. And when I have destroyed all those from the face of the earth who would not that I should reign over them, then shall they come out of the city of refuge. “They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth : they shall be afraid of the Lord our God, and shall fear because of thee.” Micah vii. 17. Then they shall go forth mourning, and seeking Mount Zion, which is the bones of the whole house of the bride and bridegroom, and shall say, “ We will wearour own apparel, only letus be called by thy name,” Isa. iv. 1, to take away death. And I will take Satan from attracting them. And they shall serve the sons of God for a thousand years, without the death of their bodies, the sons of God being redeemed from the blood, into the image of the flesh of the Son of God, the Spirit being the life of their temples, so he that hath eaten my flesh, hath eternal life in him. (John vi. 54.) These are Jews indeed, who do not lie.
“So I have shewed thee the sons of God, and the sons of men ; for those to whom the adoption was made went in unto the daughters of the sons of men, who were born in fornication, and they took them wives of all which they choose, because they were fairer in their eyes than those who had the promise of the adoption, and it repented me that I had permitted the son of man to be made, by Satan sowing his tares. (Gen. vi. 6.) But I will overthrow him as I overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. As they saw the woman's seed ascend, so shall they see me descend in the woman's seed, taking vengeance on the sons of men, and redeeming the adopted to be the sons of God, that they may enter into the life which is eternal, and live in mine image; this is the seventh church, and is the true interpretation of the seven churches which were set in Asia; the visitation of my Spirit being the key of these churches. And I have now revealed it unto thee, Oh Israel!”
Wakefield, 14th of 5th month, 1835. This morning the Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and his word came unto me.
“This is the thing that I will do: he that seeks for sin to be taken away, (Rom. xi. 27,) I will cleanse his blood, (Joel iii. 21,) and my Spirit shall bring him into the law of liberty, and the branch shall dwell within him, and be the life of his temple, and he shall live to eternity. And the aliens which come out of the clefts of the rocks, and the caves and holes of the earth, and seek me for their lives, shall live a thousand years without the death of their bodies, and serve the redeemed which shall be in my image. And after the thousand years are over, Satan will be loosed again, and will try the woman in the blood of her uncleanness, by attracting her. Then will death seek to reign again, and they will encamp round the saints who were slain for the faith which they held, and fire will descend and destroy them, that death and hell may deliver up their dead, that their souls may be raised out of the corruptible earth, into an incorruptible earth, having spiritual bodies; and the trumpet shall be blown, and those who have died under the sentence of the second death shall come forth and hear. This is the final resurrection, when Satan shall deliver up all his power, being convicted by a jury, which kept the laws statutes and commands during his being bound, they shall find a verdict against him, that he has been the maker of lies, and persuaded men to tell them. And all that have died under the second death shall then stand as the harlot, and the thief on the cross, they shall appear with incorruptible bodies lower than the angels.
Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.
Wakefield, 21st of 5th month, 1835. An inquiry from Aberdeen, by Joseph Holgate, preacher, concerning this passage, “When the un