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I have compared all thy Writings to Parables; and from the Bible are Parables; and I shall now come to Parables here, from the Epistle--I have sent my angel unto thee

prove

To warn the Churches here
When the Creation first was laid,
Mly witness must appear,
What on the Serpent there was cast,
I say, the every blame.
And now 's the time it so must burst
Not hot nor cold you came:
What Blasphemy was judg'd by ye?
Then, how will you appear?
Out of my mouth I'll spue you all;
My honour I see here
You don't regard that you have err'd,
But say she does blaspheme
Against My Name; then now I'll shamo
The learned sons of men;
Because your love I now will
Not hot nor cold to be.
For soon the cause, I know, you'd prove,
If you had love for ME:
So if you've not I'll tell your lot,
For I shall spue you all,
If sickly is your love 'v ME,
To let my honour fall.
If you do say that blasphemy
Is in this Woman here,
And never try to stop her hand,
To make it to appear;
Because to you, I'll prove it true,
The words I shall allude.
The Jews they did not so appear :
In fiery zeal they stood;
But worse than they you Gentiles be,
To judge she doth blaspheme,
And never come the truth to see,
In honour to MY NAME.
Then blind you be, I now tell ye,
Yea, miserable and poor;
Because your hearts are gone from ME-
You judge your earthly store
Enrich you all; but now I call,
Your nakedness I

see;
Hów, void of grace, you now must fall,
That have no love for ME;
Then e e salve here must now appear
To open all your eyes;
Or else the ditch the blind may fear,
For I shall now chastize
This very LAND, where now I'm come

up your heada

In SPIRIT to appear,
For to give eve salve now to men,
And bring my Gospel here-
For where you end I shall begin,
My Gospel to go through,
MY KINGDOM now is nigh at hand,
And all shall find it true.
So now take care. I warn you here,
That ye may boldly stand;
When in the clouds I do appear
For to redeem the Lands
From misery-mankind will see
I shall the lands redeem.
And that you may

lift
My warnings plain are seen;
They do appear, I tell you here,
As shadows at the first;
Because the visions do appear
That in the end will bursf.
So i'll yo on where man did name",
If you believe your God
You must discern what there is pennd,
My Gospel inust be know'd,
That so must come, I tell thee plain,
Then judge my prophets true,
And then the victory you shall gain;
For as I then did do
I'll do again, ye sons of men,
If you like him appear;
JEHOSHAPHAT is in my view,
Though man had ended here t
Not to go through as he did do,
But you must go through all-
Or like the Gospel chosen by you,
I tell you this will fall.
You must repent and now relent
That you stood out so long;
Or else, I say to thee this day,
Your ruin now will corne;
Because 'tis you my angels warn'd,
I say by my Command.
Then how, Oh! ENGLAND will you stand
For to protect your land,
If I appear to spue you here,
As lukewarm friends to ME?
Yourselves with it you must compare;
For now I this tell thee:
That with the FRENCH

you
can't

compare
For hot and cold they be:
Hot in the zeal of their pursuits;
And love to me quite cold.

Then this to ENGLAND sure must be.

The mysteries I'll unfold, • See the Prayer read on the Fast Day, p. 11.

Only part of the chapter was commanded to be read.

That this epistle doth allude,
And own the truth plac'd lere.
For if my KINGDOM is at hand,
I see they do not care:
And if MY NAME thou dost blaspheme,
To ruin all my land,
There is not love enough in man
For God and Man to stand,
In Love appear to see all clear,
Their lukewarm hearts I see:
And if their hearts are frozen bere,
Their ruin it will be.
For like the wind it now shali come*,
They'll find my fury to go on-
If now they mock Me by their Fast
They'll find my anger for to burst.
They own my judgments do ap pear,
And for their sins I've smitten bere

Their gracioụs Sovereign Lord the King ť!!!
They own diny judgments in the thing;
Then let them know when it did begin,
That I at first did afflict their King,
And see my judgments to roll on.
From their own words I now am come
To answer back, in every line;
As they allow the judgments mine.
And this I told thee of before,
That in this manner should appear,
If men my anger did provoke-
I told thee there I'd bring the stroke;
And now they've own'd the stroke is come!!
From their own mouths I'll now condemn,
I say, my shepherds every where-
If they deny my judgments here,
When they have warn'd them in the Fast,
From their own words I now shall burst;
Because I said the stroke was there
When first the news it did appear;
And said the papers thou must seal I.
But now my mind I shall reveal:
Since men have ownd my words are true,
I'll bring all mysteries to thy view:
I meant to have them own it first,
And then the truth I meant should burst,
How I fron shadows did begin,
And brought my judgments in the Spring;
In the same month they did appear
That in thy Book was printed there:

On Thursday afternoon the wind was very high and roared like thunder, when our friend was writing the Communication in answer to the Prayers for the Fast. † Sec p. 5, in tle Prayer for our Sovereign, and in p. 25 of t'ais book.

Joanna was o dered to seal up some newspapers, and all the papers to be laid by

And now mankind have ownd it true,
That there my judgments they did go;
Because their sins had me provok'd
Upon the head to bring the stroke.
And now the stroke, I bid them fear,
For I shall answer from their prayer:
Let no man mock me by their word,
To own the judgments are from God,
And then to give their God the lie,
And say my judgments cannot be
Placa in the manner I did say:
For this was first thy Prophecy,
That if my shepherds they did mock;
Upon the head I'd bring the stroke.
Therefore their Pravers I'llown them true,
'Tis for their sins they all shall know
That I do so atlict their KING-
And now their answers let thein bring,
And tell me how it did appear
The judgments threatened heretofore,
What in thy writings I have seal'd ?
Let them seek out, to be reveal'.,
Or else the FEET inay tremble here,
Because the HEAD the pain doth bear.”

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Now, my dear Miss Townley, you see the wise dom of God joined with his power in fulfilling the words that have been always said to me, that out of their own mouths He would condeinn MANKIND, You know how I was told, the shadow of judgments began in our land when the King was first seized with illness, in the very month that was mentioned that dangers would begin ; but as no man would own the visitation of the Lord in it, you know I was ordered to seal up the Newspapers, and say the mark still stood in the dark for man. But now men have brought that mark to light themselves, by their owning the visitation of the LORD to our soveREIGN for the transgression of his people, which was in my Prophecies ; for though I said, if the shepherds did not lay it to heart, the Lord would cut the land ; but it was on the King the first stroke was to come; and now that they have owned it, the LORD hath publicly explained it. So I do not fear who seeth the letter; for if the Bishops have any love for their King and Country, and they have owned the cause, now let them try to remove the effect. Now what have you or I to fear, when we are guided by a God so wondrous in wisdom, so wondrous in working, so wondrous in council, power, and truth, that would not permit me to say, publicly to the world, the judgments were there begun, before the wise and learned had publicly confessed it? Now call to your remembrance the former words.-By the 29th of May men's wisdom I'll confound, and in June I'll prune the sons of men ; and now in their own wisdom they are cut down; and where is the man who can withstand the wisdoin and

power of a God, whose footsteps are bid in the great deep and whose paths are past man's finding out ? And though our weak sight cannot see how he will bring. all things to pass that is spoken in my writings; yet, I see that God, whose wisdom never has erred, is now shining brighter and brighter, to the perfect day. So we shall see the SALVATION of the LORD, if we are perfect in obedience to his Command. But I am clearly convinced of the truth of the words last year, " that they all stood but as water pots, before the time was come that the Lord bringeth every truth to light; and we have seen things but as trees walking; yet, I trust soon we shall see all things as men. Since I had finished writing my own judgment to you, from the wisdom of the Lord in this wondrous working, I was answered by the Spirit in the following manner :

Now from thy words I'll answer here
A God in power shall now appear,
In every wisdom bright to shine,
And all shall know the Wisdom's mine
For to conceal it all from man,
Before I prov'd it by their hand,
To make them own MY JUDGMENTS TRUL,
From their own sins—to say it was so:
And for their sins, the tbing is done.--
And now I'll try the love of man:
If for their King, they'll now appear,
For to remove NY JUDGMENTS there,

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