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path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.” Gen. xlix. 16, 17. And shall destroy both root and branch of them, according to the words of Ezekiel, “ And say to the land of Israel, Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from thee the righteous and the wicked ;" Ezek. xxi. 3; that they may go to their habitations.

“And those that are of Israel shall hear my voice as in the days of old. And I will be to them as though I were face to face, the thing that they see, they shall see it accomplished before the sun sets the following day, and they shall know that it is I that appeared unto them in vision; they shall not have to gather it one from another, neither shall another be able to take it from them. Their hearts which have been bolted by the wicked one against me, which has been permitted to make manifest the wicked, shall be opened, and they shall understand, and my Spirit shall rest on them. Happy are they who seek not the things of the old world, that they may leave it to their children; having faith that I know that they stand in need of those things. And have I not said, He that seeks the kingdom of God, those things shall be added to that which he hath.

“Now hear, Oh Israel! and take counsel of the Spirit, for I command every man to work as I work ; he that believeth and worketh with me on the sixth day, on the seventh day his mortal body shall live immortal; and he that worketh not against me, though the first death reign over his body, the second death shall not reign over his soul; he shall have an incorruptible body at the first resurrection, and inherit the kingdom of heaven; but he that worketh against me, and repenteth not, shall inherit the kingdom of damnation, till they agree that I should pay their debts.

Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.

Wakefield, Sunday morning, 23rd of 11th month,

1835. “ It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power : it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam* was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.” 1 Cor. xv. 42–46.

The body of man is sown in weakness in the womb, it is brought to life by the attraction of the spirit, and becometh a mortal body, and when it is raised from mortal to immortality, it is raised in power, the spirit being put within it, and it is made equal in power with me, and possesses my kingdom. But if the body becomes dead before it is changed, and the spirit returns to me who gave it, it is sown in dishonour, till it put on incorruption. Then the souls that repented, while their bodies lived, will be raised in glory at the first resurrection, and be spiritual bodies for their spirits to dwell in ; higher than they were before they fell, not subject to the angels but equal to them, and possess the kingdom of heaven; and if they died in faith, they will come with the bridegroom, and minister to the kingdom which is the natural bodies. So the natural body, which is decayed, is the first, and after that the spirit and soul become as the angels. So though there is a temple, which is a natural body, prepared for the spirit of man, disobedience permits not that spirit to dwell in it, but only to attract the blood to give life to it, which liveth not a day, which according to the key that I delivered unto Peter, is with me as a thousand years. So it dieth within the day, and is sown again in the earth, in dishonour, corrupt, till the spirit raise the soul from that corruptible

* The man Christ.

body, then it is no more a natural body, but a spiritual body. The spirits of men exist before they have bodies with souls to attract; and when the spirit leaves the body, the soul is sown in the earth with the body, and remains till it is raised a spiritual body. So in the works of the creation of man, he is first spirit, and then that spirit gives life to the body, that it becomes mortal with the soul, through attracting it; but the spirit returns to me who gave it, and the natural body dies and goes to corruption, but the soul dies not, neither does it decay, or vanish away into air, but is either in happiness till the first resurrection, or in misery till the final resurrection, until the spirit returns to raise it from that corruptible body, and then it becomes a spiritual body for that spirit to dwell in : this is the creation of the heavens.

“But the natural bodies who die not, but put on immortality, my life being put with their life within their new earth, are for the creation of my kingdom on this planet, and they will enter into that life which is eternal.

“The body of man, which the spirit has to dwell in, I call a garden, “ And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” Gen. ii. 15; iii. 24. Lest he should take of the tree of life, and put on immortality and be wicked eternally, so it was my mercy towards man that he should be sown again in the earth.

“It is also called a field; “ The field is the world ; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one.” Matt. xiii. 38.

“The putting the man into the garden, was putting his spirit within his temple. But taking of the evil of the tree which was in the garden, which was contrary to my command, drove him out of the garden, so that he only attracted it; and the wages of that disobedience was the first death, which reigned over his body while he lived. And I shewed anto man that if he walked not in my commandments the second death should reign over his soul after the death of his body. So I made another covenant with him, that if he repented, and asked for the forgiveness of sins while his body lived, that death should not reign over his soul after the death of his body. And this is the second covenant which I made with those on whom death was pronounced through disobedience. So the obedient are those in whom the tares are sown, which are to be sown again, corrupt, which is dishonour; till they be raised in incorruption; if they have repented before death-as the angels; but if not, lower than the angels. But the obedient are the children of those who have sought for the tares to be taken away, in whom the good seed was sown, which are for the kingdom, whose life is immortal.”

Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.

Wakefield, 29th of 11th month, 1835. 6 THE Hebrews who have eyes to see the covenant of the life of the body, and lose that faith, become equal with the Gentiles, who had not eyes, who had only the promise of the redemption of the soul.

Question.-Joseph Shaw, Is a man justified by the law? If a man smite thee on thy face and thou prosecute him, art thou justified ?


John said, No; no man shall be justified by only acting according to the law, but by doing good to those which the law condemns. They that do this, their mortal body will put on immortality. Yet ye shall walk according to the law of God, but ye shall not take revenge on them that walk not according to

the law, for that revenge belongs unto God. Do not imaginé I have said any thing against the law, but I say again in the name of God, ye must do good against that which the law condemns. There are old men panting for breath who will put on immortality, and some will tell this till it become a proverb. And there will be a great number gathered soon: but those who cause this to be made a proverb will not be amongst them at that day.”

Written from John Wroe's mouth by William Tillotson.

Wakefield, 4th of 12th month, 1835. “Satan is an officer, and if we break the laws of God, he has power to execute upon us the sentence of the law.

Question. What need was there of a second covenant?

Answer.—Because the first was broken.

John said, Well, though it was broken, if they kept it they should inherit, for death was not permitted to reign over them that had the promise, till God took Enoch, then the door was shut, and therefore there was need of the second covenant.

If the time be up for the meeting to begin, and the door be shut, and some be too late, and be shut out, is it not necessary for some way to be made for them ?

Question. Then dost thou not see the necessity of the second covenant ? Answer.--Yes.

John said, as Adam was a free agent, he might have stood in obedience, and his body lived; so was he a free agent after he fell, that he might have his soul saved. He that repenteth and remaineth in that obedience, his soul will be preserved from the second death. When Israel's eyes are opened, it will be impossible for them to render evil for evil. It is possible for a man to go into eternal fire and come

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