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"And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye, indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.” Isa. vi. 9, 10.
“Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears." Isa. xliii. 8.
These two passages appearing to clash against each other, causeth me to inquire.
I now answer the inquirer.-" Those that have eyes to see with, and see not, and have ears to hear with, and hear not; and whose hearts are fat through multitude of riches, are descendants of the first Noah: and the seed of them is for the kingdom. They are they that call themselves the seed of Abraham, and have surnamed themselves Israel, by being of the twelve sons of Jacob, the twelve tribes of the house of Israel; and their gains and the riches of this world blinded their eyes; and the honour they had one of another polluted their wisdom, and perverted their hearts, that when I sent Christ. to rest on the seed of the woman, to make it the tree of life, that I might have made them as it was, and given them the kingdom, they chose the death of the body, rather than their lives, and cried that his blood might be upon them, rather than he by my Spirit should give them the life of their body. This I permitted that the Gentiles might be grafted in till their fulness ; that then I might set my hand a second time, and bring forth the branches of the people who had eyes but saw not. So he cried, " Why do you not understand my speech ? even because ye cannot hear my word.” John viii. 43. That ye may be cut off from your own olive tree. For I said, “ Other sheep I have, which are not of this fold : them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice;" John x. 16; which were the Gentiles, of whom I also spoke. “And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek.” Isa. xi. 10. Though they be contrary to the stem, yet shall they be grafted in, that the second death reign not over their souls, but that they may receive incorruptible bodies at the first resurrection, and ye shall be scattered amongst the Gentiles, till their fulness. Then ye “ Shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.” Micah v. 8. The Gentiles were grafted into the good olive, the stock of Israel, to see if they will bear fruit of the good olive or of the wild olive: and if they bear fruit of the wild olive at the fulness of times, I will come in a day and hour they are not aware, and cut off all those that bear fruit of the wild olive: I will come as a thief in the night, and I will cause my messenger whom I have sent to Israel, to proclaim war among the Gentile shepherds. And I will call forth the natural branches of the olive tree from among the Gentiles, and they shall beat their ploughshares into swords, and their pruning hooks into spears, (Joel iii. 9, 10,) and I will cause them to draw their swords out of their sheaths, and I will bring them against the Gentiles' trees, though they have been scattered among them, and they shall cut off the tops of their trees, that should have borne fruit of the good olive from the boll of the olive tree. Then the Gentiles shall know that I have called forth the people, which they said, had eyes, but saw not, ears, but hear not, and hearts, but perceived not; and they have asked that I would take away their sin, and I have counselled them to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that they might be rich, and white raiment that they might be clothed, and eyesalve that they might see, (Rev. iii. 18,) that their vessels might receive living water; that their bodies might live. These are the natural branches spoken of by Paul. If the natural branches were
cast off, that ye Gentiles might be grafted in, which is contrary to the stock of the olive tree, that ye might be reconciled to receive the truth of God, to preserve your souls; what shall the receiving of them back again be, when they are grafted into their own olive stock? Their mortal bodies which are under the sentence of death through the sin of Adam, that sin being taken away shall put on immortality, and your mortal bodies cut off and sown in the earth, to be raised incorruptible.”
Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.
The same date. “I MADE the woman a livi soul, which I clothed with flesh and bone: I formed her with a heart of blood, with vessels thereto, and her soul slept; the rib that I took from Adam was a part of his spirit, and I placed it before her, to attract the blood of her heart, and work the members of her body, to shew to the angels the works of mine hands, that blood should be the life of man's body for a thousand years, then they should put on immortality, by their blood being washed away, and the spirit which attracted it being put within, and being the life of them instead of the blood, and then their bodies shall be transparent, and that man, blood being life, might behold the tree of life without a veil."
Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.
Wakefield, 24th of 10th month, 1835. “I Am God, a Spirit, and take whom I will for temples, and make them as myself, yet they will not be God, though my life be in them. There is but one God, for I was before any, so that nothing liveth but through the attraction of my Spirit. I am the kingdom, because I am the life, and blood is the life of all things of the old world, and they are dead without the attraction of their spirits; and the spirit without the blood is the life of the new world, for I am he who changeth their blood, and putteth their spirits within them, to be the life of their temples instead thereof; and those whose spirits I have drawn from attracting, their bodies have become dead, not being changed, their souls dwell under my altar, till I let go their spirits to raise them with incorruptible bodies, which shall never die any more, and make them equal with the angels, and set them over the works of my hands, that the heavens and the earth may be filled with my glory; it is the new earth that shall possess the life of my kingdom,* for it is a natural body; and the souls whose bodies are dead, shall possess the life of the kingdom of heaven, for that is the life of the incorruptible bodies: it is their throne under the new earth, for it is the new earth which is the bride and bridegroom, which are the mortal bodies that have put on immortality, all things are given into their hands, that all things in heaven and on earth, or beneath, may be subject to them; for the enemy will reign, until he be put under the feet of the woman's seed. For I overshadowed her seed, in the womb of her who had not known man, and I brought her seed to life through attracting her blood, and it became a body of flesh and bone, wherein no tarest were sown, and I came and rested on it, and commanded the angels to be subject to it. I caused him to fulfil the laws and commands I had given to man to keep, by doing good against that which the law condemned; for the sentence of the law was stripe for stripe, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, (Exod. xxi. 24,) but doing good against that which the law condemned, was a justification for the sins of his own body, that it might be taken away within the third day, which is the third dispensation ; so that if one man smite another, he shall not smite again, and if
one man wound another in his heart, by provoking words, he shall not wound again; for revenge is the sentence of the law, and by taking revenge no man shall be justified, for he robbeth me; but ye shall seek one another's welfare, and ye shall live. For 80 did the woman's seed, that whosoever should believe as the Scripture saith, and ask for the Spirit, it should keep the law in them, as I kept it in him, and I would give him his temple. And I will gather together the seed of man, which shall be a hundred and forty-four thousand males, and their females with them, and I will establish them twelve families of the whole earth, and graft them to the twelve tribes, and my Spirit shall rest on them, and they shall seek me to take away that sin which Adam imputed to me, in giving him the woman, which he received at her hand, which I commanded him that he should not touch nor eat, which was the evil of the tree. (Gen. ii. 16, 17.)
"Now man must seek for this to be removed, that he may become as the woman's seed, which was the fruit of the tree, and not the evil, which was not conceived in sin, that the Spirit may rest on him, and the angels will be subject to that Spirit which resteth on him, then the perfect seed will live in him, for blood cannot inherit the kingdom; and when it is washed away, life shall be given to the temple, and that temple shall possess it: for blood is the flowers of the tree, and ye eat of the blood instead of the fruit, and I will change it for flesh, and it shall be the new earth, and the seed whose substance is within itself, I will put within their temples, making them the seed of the first born. This Spirit is the life of the child, which is referred to in Revelations xii.—A woman with child, cried travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered; and she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron, and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne, till Israel were gathered, who should inherit its life.