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pure olive, and be born of God. It shall then be put within them, and swallow up their mortal lives and make them immortal.”

And the fulness of the wild olive being come, causeth me to enquire whether it bear fruit like unto the root.

The Lord said unto me.--"I will now shew thee. If that which is grafted in, be contrary to the root, hear, Oh, ye shepherds of the Gentiles ! discern ye righteous judgment, for your bodies must all die, and rejoice that there is laid up in heaven for you, an inheritance undefiled, if ye will repent. For the wild olive tree I foreknew, for I was before it, and it is the stem that I will put the vine into; and these are the elect that I have elected from the pure olive where they have been scattered. And for the seed of Ishmael, which has not been grafted in, but remains as the olive tree, are these not of the seed of Abraham? They have not known the depths of Satan, neither have they borne the fruit of the olive, yet they are the freemen of the redeemed city for a thousand years, all those that hold fast until I come. If the natural olive had been grafted into the wild olive, then would the wild olive have borne fruit like unto the natural one, whose fatness was in itself, then would they have borne better fruit than the root of the wild olive. If the Jews had been grafted into the Gentiles, then would they have observed the law, by being circumcised, and wearing their beards, and not have marred their temples ; but it was not so, that the Scriptures might be fulfilled; that if they believed and were baptized, their uncircumcision should be counted to them for circumcision, touching the preserving of their souls. Oh, ye shepherds, discern ye righteous judgment! Can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit? Ye answer, by having a graft put into it, it can bring forth good fruit. But will that part under the graft bring forth good fruit? Ye answer, we will cut off the branches that bear not good fruit. Do ye then want death to reign? I

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will take away that sin which Adam charged me with, which he received at the hands of the woman; for the seed of the woman in her cleanness is of the good olive tree, but is poisoned by the seed of man; and as I live, saith the Lord, it shall be taken away from him that asketh. For they receive not because they ask not, and when they do ask, they ask amiss, (James iv. 3,) because they ask with a view of inheriting a corruptible body, with the gains of the world, with the evil within them, and that their preaching might bring in my kingdom, by asking to be forgiven of that which they had done, instead of asking for it to be taken away. But the end of the old world is come, and that which is corrupt shall die, that it may put on incorruption, and they who are seeking for that which is in part to be taken away, shall live and put on immortality. And the rest of Abraham's seed, who have not been grafted into the good olive, shall flee into the clefts of the rocks, and be preserved, and these are the nations which shall be saved.” (Rev. xxi. 24.)

Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.

Wakefield, 4th of 3rd month, 1836. PAUL says, “For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.1 Cor. xiii. 9, 10.

Question.—Joseph Shaw, What is that which is in part?

Answer.The evil.
Question.—Whether is it in the woman or the man?
Answer.-In both.

Question, -How is it that the woman brought forth a perfect man?

Answer.-Because the process purified her seed.

John said, The evil which is in part, which is in man, is the uncleanness of the man, they being conceived in the cleanness of the woman, which brings

them to be of diverse seeds; the cleanness of the woman being the wheat, and the uncleanness of the man being the tares, of which I spoke by Paul, “For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.” Rom. vii. 15—17. These are the trees which are marred, but are good by nature, which is the seed of the woman, but marred by the seed of the man, and they will be made good, and their fruit good by that sin being taken away. But those who are descendants of the corrupt tree, that which is in part cannot be taken from them; for if the evil be taken from them nothing will remain to put the graft of the vine in; they are the corrupt trees whose bodies cannot be made good, so that they must be made corrupt, and their fruit, which is their children corrupt, by returning to corruption till their souls be raised incorruptible. (Matt. xxii. 23.)

Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.

Wakefield, 6th of 3rd month, 1836. Question.—Joseph Shaw, if thou knew that thou wert of the corrupt tree, whether wouldst thou rather put on immortality, or be sown in the earth and put on incorruption ?

Answer.-Be sown in the earth.

John said, This shall be sent to all places, and as it is said of a woman, “Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her;" Mark xiv. 9; so shall this be sent to all places for a testimony. For if that which is corrupt was to put on immortality, he would be higher in wickedness than the fallen angels, because he would have a natural immortal body, and be eternally wicked and still corrupt; so they are cut

en innallen at body, and ent off by death within the thousand years lest they should put on immortality.

Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson,

Wakefield, 13th of 3rd month, 1836. Question.—Joseph Shaw, how is it that woman is lower than man?

Answer.-By only having part of the Spirit.

She was not made lower, but it was in the hour of temptation that she was lower.

Question.- Where were the spirits of those who came of Eve before they came forth?

Answer.— With God

Question.-Dost thou believe they were spirits before they became the life of mortal ?

Answer. Yes, some of them.

Question. Whether dost thou believe they were of those that were with the angels that fell, or of those that fell not?

Answer.—Those that were with the angels that fell.

And yet those that have not repented their souls are accountable to God, at the first resurrection for the deeds done in the body.

Question.-Then whether is it those who were with the fallen angels, or those who were with them that fell not that will put on immortality ?

Answer.-Those who were with them that fell not.

John said, Let this go into all nations. The number who are with them that fell are to put on incorruption; and the number who are with them that fell not are to put on immortality, with the number that shall be conceived and born of them, and be bride to the bridegroom, by seeking for the sin to be taken away.

Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.

Wakefield, 28th of 3rd month, 1836. Question.-Joseph Shaw, whether will an engine work better with the fire or the water in the boiler?

Answer.—The water must be there.

Question.--But whether will an engine work better with the water in the boiler, and the fire round about, or the fire in the boiler ? Whether wouldst thou rather have the Spirit in thy flesh, or the blood ?

Answer.—The Spirit within my flesh.

John said, Here thy latter answer testifies against thy former one; thou first says, the water must be there, and then thou sayest, thou would rather have the Spirit within thy flesh instead of the blood, which is like having the fire in the inside of the boiler, instead of the water; for as the engine will be wrought by hot air without water in the boiler, so will Israel live without blood, by having the Spirit within them. If fire be put in a stove, will it burn that stove ? No, but it will devour the fuel which is within the stove. The body is as a stove, and the sin which the man received from the woman, is the sin which must be taken away and devoured, and then as the fire heats the stove, so will the Spirit heat the temple, to be the life of it.

Question.—Thomas Mort, if a sufficient quantity of fire be put round a boiler, will it not drive away the water?

Answer.— Yes.

Question.—Then if a sufficiency of the Spirit rest upon the body of man, will it not drive away the blood, and thou canst not tell where it is gone? and whether will impure or pure water remain longest in the boiler ? :


John said, So was the creation. If Adam had kept the commandment, the water, which was his blood, would have been pure, and he would have lived by it a day, which is a thousand years, then the

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