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my writings came from my own invention, which are impossible to be the invention of any created human being. And I must answer such simple people, if I was to invent all the days of my life, I never could invent what would happen one year, day, or hour.I have no knowledge of myself to know, nor power to fulfil ; neither is my life in my own hands, to know I should live to see the events of a day or year, and the manner my writings are brought round to be fulfilled. I could as well have made the world, and forined tlie whole creation, as I could invent suche writings of myself: for I am not so wise as the world has made me. Without the Spirit I am nothing, without the Spirit I know nothing, and withe out the Spirit I can do nothing; so whether you judge the Spirit good or bad, to that Spirit you must allude the whole ; for I am a living witness against every man that says my writings are of my own invention, and I publicly affirm that such a man believes a lie, and the truth is not in him, who believes my writings are from myself.

JACOB AND HIS SONS.

Communication explaining the XLIXth Chapter of Genesisi

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And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, gather yourselves together, that 1. may tell you that which shrli befall you in the last

days, &c. &c."

Now answer me, ye worldly,-wise men, when of how. was this fulfilled? Did not Jacob tell then it was to be in the last days? And then was the gathering in of the people to be ; but how was the gathering in

of the people to be, but by the Sealing ? Now. I shall Preuben come to the purpose of Jacob's sons : his first born

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his head; the second and third were like unto him, 9

and they were scattered and diyided; but Judah,

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was to be praised, and the sceptre was not to depart from him. Now ye GENTILES look at the Jews, and see JACOB's dying words ; how did their sins

7 rest upon their heads? How were they 'scattered and divided ? And how do all rest upon them to this day? For they slew me in their anger, and Immion.*** pulled down the partition walls in their fury. That meaneth the partition walls of their redemption, that stood in me, and so their anger has been cursed ; for their wrath was cruel, and they are divided and scattered, and their sins rest upon their heads. But how can the sceptre be departed from Judah? Was I not born of the seed of the Jews ? And were not my disciples most of them Jews ? And then how can Tudah the sceptre be departed from them? Do I not stand 10 between their feet-both the Law and the GOSPEL together ? Then how can a Tribe be lost ? For the 16 Dan Tribe that is lost is turned to the Gospel, and shall taringate judge his people, and be as an adder in the way to

Gorpu sting them, both horse and rider. That meaneth, 16 dans it shall sting them with words: it shall sting them as a serpent with a spear, for so shall his words be of the seed of that tribe which is lost. Now see. Man a14 what Names stand in his room ; Manasseh that was taken amongst the thorns, and afterwards destroyed the images that he had made ; then here cometh the Gentiles, they were taken among the thorns of my Death, and forsouk all the idolatry they practised before. So if one tribe of Jacob's sons is lost, another is placed in his room; and the tribe that is lost shall judge the people : that is, a people they know not, but a people whom I know; and the blessing that Jacob' gave to Joseph shall now rest upon all the seed of Joseph : for know, he said he stood in God's stead, and forgave his brethren that sold him into Egypt; and now I will stand in Joseph's stead, to forgive my brethren, that not only threatened my life, but clamoured hard for it;

yet, if they now turn unto me, I will turn unto them, as Joseph turned unto his brethren,

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For now I stand in Joseph's stead,
As Joseph stood in mine ;
So let my brethren all proceed
And a Joseph they shall find,
Though they have been like Jacob's sons,
My life for to destroy ;,
But when the famine's in the land,
I know I shall enjoy,
To see them turn, as they 've began ;
But me they will not know,
Though over them my heart doth yearn;
I'll telĩ thee why 'tis so:
Because the Gentiles now I've tried,
And find them like the Jews;
And so like them they've crucified,
Then how can I refuse
My chosen men, if now they turn
And seek my favour here?
For when the famine it is come,
They will begin to fear;
And then they'll see the prophecy
A Joseph did fortel;
And then they'll know 'tis done by me,
And so their hearts will swell.
As they began I say 'twill end,
And Jacob's sons you 'll see,
That by the Judgments they will bend,
And so turn back to me.
And as Manasseh there is nam'd,
I say the thorns will come,
That many in them will be caught,
And so turn back again.
For deep you 'll see the mystery
How every name doth stand;
Though it is spoke of Jacob's sons,
You 'll find in every land,
That Jacob's sons the same will com
A Joseph for to see.
And when to them I am made known,
A Joseph I shall be,
I say, to all that hear the call,
And unto Me do come.
For then I shall be known to a I
To stand in Joseph's room;,
Because in mine, know at that time,
He old them then he stood.
And now I'll further tell my mind,
And how this all alludes :
From types and shadows I've began,

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A WARNING TO THE WORLD.
From types I'll make an end;
The history of Jacob's sons
Are in the Bible penn'd,
For types and shadows of the last,
Or it would not appear,
A chosen man that I had bless'd,
And let his sons to err,
As they had done, ye simple men :
No: there the type goes deep,
And back to Isaac you must come,
How he was offered up;
And then to Jacob you must go,
For there the type you'll see,
How the two sons from him were born
A shadow deep of ME.
For one was bless'd, the other cast,
And so it then went on.
But know that Esau he did last
To have his princes come.
In grandeur here they did appear,
And Aourish'd for a time;
But know that Jacob did him fear,
And so do all mankind:
They still do fear the Esaus here,
Though Esau I did hate;
And yet a time for him I spard,
And there the type goes deep.
For Esau's here in man I'll clear,
And then the root l'll bind;
So now the Jacobs need not fear,
For Jacob's sons shall find
Between their feet, the mystery's great:-
The Lawgiver shall come :
The sceptre there did sure appear,
As I was born of them;
But then the sceptre did depart,
That every soul may see,
When I received a Joseph's dart,
And did to Egypt flee.
In prison cast, you know, at last
Like Joseph I was bound.
I say the famine it must come,
Before I shall be found
Again by them: the time will come,
The famine men will sec;
If I don't bring it in your land,
In France 'twill surely be.
I say three years it shall appear,
No harvest shall be found;
And then the nations every where,
May tremble at the sound;
For altogether they will weigh,
And see

how all did come. Like Joseph's brethren, then I say, Will be the hearts of men:

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“ We are guilty here, will man appear, And Pilate's words we see; That of his Blood he then was clear, And so he charged we To do the same, as he had done, But it we did refuse, And in our anger slew the man, His love we did abuse. And so the wall fell down from all, And Jacob's words we see: The Lawgiver did come to all, Our anger curst must be, Unless to him we now return, His mercies to implore." For then they'll think of Joseph's dreams, And see my Gospel clear. Then I'll begin to gather in, I say, in every land; For now I say, like Jacob's sons The nations all do stand. Men's fury here do strong appear, The walls they're throwing down : And every nation I'll make bare, And then I will be found, To gather in from every land, 'Twelve nations seald will be. The shadow here you may command, As thou'st began with three: The Germans one, they have began; The Jewsma shadow placd; And when the prisons all arc come, I then shall join the rest. But here within thou dost begin To ask how this can be? If it alludes to different lands, The number judg’d by thee Is nearly up: can England hope To have their number more Than the twelve thousand for to drop And then it must stop here? I tell thee, no: it is not so; England may favour gain, To have the number added more, And other lands remain, Not half the number to appear, For there it cannot be, To hare the mysteries made so clear As in this land you'll see. And who do come, I'll cast out none, That do in faith appear. For now the Law is given to all, To see my Gospel clear; The net is cast, the likeness burst, To have my Kingdom come.

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