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www kind, great is my promise, and great shall : osobeir reward, if they follow on to know the LORD, as they have begun : but severe would be their punishment in time and eternity, if either of them should fall back, for fear of the anger of men; as my word is gone out against the carelessness of my shepherds, who I told thee in the beginning would be careless for their flocks. Therefore, I said, weep ye ministers, mourn ye priests; let the ministers weep between the porch and the altar, when the destroying angel goes through the land. But how could they weep, if they had been faithful shepherds to a faitl:less flock? Then the flock might weep and the shepherds rejoice, to think they were clear from the blood of all men, as they had obeyed their Lord's command; and the blood of the sheep must be on their own heads. And now let the call to the ministers be marked by all men, from the 30th page to the 37th. Seven years thou hast been warning them: But who hath believed the report? or to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed! I was found of them that I soughtnot after; but was rejected of them whom I had called; for like Adam they hid themselves from my Presence : and now let all men weigh their letters deeply. And now I tell thee, if there had not been found these three shepherds, to be as a Moses in the gap, as a Joseph in Egypt, and a Noah to build the Ark of the New Covenant for man, your land must be destroyed by fire, as the world of old was by water: for I would not spare horse nor rider; but would have brought the day of vengeance on all flesh, for nailing me to the wood; that wood should kindle a fire in my anger, and wrath in my fury, that should burn to the nethermost hell, if I had not found men to bring the Woman's guilt on Satan's head, as man brought bis guilt on me." So now, O men, judge for your
selves, and tell me on whom the day of vengeance shall fall. Will you say on sinners? Then he that is without sin let him cast the first stone. But .. here must every tongue be silent, and every mouth be stopped. I am a swift witness against inankind. If I tell you the truth why not believe me? If I tell you lies, why not reprove me? Weigh my letter to the Rev. Mr. Tucker? and let it be known he was a Curate to the Rev. Archdeacon Moore, and often came to the house where I resided : yet no man reproved me; but privately said they could not believe the LORD would reveal his secrets to a woman. Then, ye should never have believed the fall came by a woman. “So now man stands to plead bis trial alone; why he refuses the good, and chooses the evil; why he hath turned the past judgments into gall, and righ. teousness into hemlock. Or how can be run upon these rocks? Or how will he plough there with oxen? How will he break this ground, that is made as firm as the pillars of heaven? Is it good for the man to be alone? For as the woman hath borne the pains of hell, to bring in her natural children, so now she shall bear the joys of heaven to bring in her spiritual children. And as she hath borne pain ever since the fall, that was never cast on inan, to bring forth the fruits of the womb, so she shall have that light given her, which never shall be given to man, but through the woman, to bring in the spiritual children.
Then now I tell you one and all,
To bring a spiRITUAL race to man; Because the woman was my PLAN, To have mankind be born anew. Now bring my Gospel to your view; I said, ye must be born again. Look deep, ye simple sons of men ; And tell me how that man was born, You say,“ from Adam 't might be known; " Without the woman he did appear; “He was the dust that perish'd there. " And so the dust doth still go on; " And putrefaction's still in man." But of the woman I was born, (A mystery deep no man discerns) To putrefaction did not come : Then now like me be born again, And from the woman all appear; And then I'll make you sons and heirs; For heirs of God you now shall be, And, as I said, joint-heirs with me; And of the Spirit now be born. You know 'tis written, in her form, That God would surely send his Son, When the FULL TIME was surely come; That as in Adam all men died, Even in me, it is applied, That all I'd make aliye to be Appear vain men and answer ME, How you my Bible so deny? The Holy Ghost, I then did say, My Father would send in my Name, And all to your remembrance bring; And all together is brought here, What men by learning cannot clear, No more than they can make a race: The Sodomites must men disgrace. I ask what children there did come? For men's inventions all are wrong; And so 't went on from Adam's fall; I came as man unto you allAs man I lived, as man I died: As very man by you applied ; And yet you say I'm very God; Then sure the woman must be know'& To stand before you like my Bone; For God and Man alike to join. The second Adam must appear, As in my Gospel you see clear,
How helamo urinys can arracar WAh out the doman. Who can clear
For to redeem you from the first;
When he is buried in the dast;
And prove his wisdom shines,
Another lies behind,
Then where's the man can boast,
No, every man is lost.
To prove his wisdom's good :
And say that it is bad.
Ever since Adam's fall;
Then prove the truth of all.