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Spirit to be ported out on her Enemies
Suffer for their ingratitude

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of poverty and distress by printing, when her books lay by her? Did she go to cloak the truth from the men who came to Exeter to search out the truth? Did she not warn them to go to the bottom of every truth, and send to her enemies to be her witnesses ? Does she try to conceal her written hand? Does she not try to bring all to read that will learn? Did she not run the hazard of being imprisoned when I ordered her to write to the Parliament? Did she conceal the truth of this present war before it broke out? Did she not run another dangerous hazard in her dispute with Satan seven days alone by herself? And did she not faithfully tell her fears when the Devil alarmed her? Did she conceal the answer that was given her when the knock came so loud on her table, that must have been a token of her death if any wrong Spirit had led her? But was she not faithful unto death, and said, if she lived, her visitation was from the Lord, and she would obey; and was she not faithful to obey? Now judge for yourselves, 'ye sons of men, what hazards this woman hath run, believing, if there was a God, there must be a faithful God-that will not permit her thus to be deceived, nor give my wisdom, honour, nor power, to another; but that every good and perfect gift must come down from the Father of Light. Now I have laid before you her upright dealings with God and man. But how do you judge your God. if you judge I will deceive her? No, no-I tell you I will never leave her, nor forsake her, but pour out my fury on her enemies, as she has suffered such reproach for my sake; and so shall the land suffer for their ingratitude. And now mark this day, the seventh Jand for month, (17th day of January) which is for July-fr ingratitues

Then here the mist shall bring the rust,
Upon your every grain;

If men do longer mock and jest,

The famine next shall come.

I'll jest no more, 'till all be o'er,

For now I'll make an end;

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And when my labour all is o'er,
I will enjoy my friends;

For now to them I mean to come,
As their desires I know;

Their labours shall not be in vain,
I'll make their joys to flow.
For if the mist be o'er the land,
My friends the light shall see,
The truth of all they shall command,
And know I've spoke by thee;
For now their love I will reward,
My Love they shall enjoy ;
But how my foes can I regard?
My honour they destroy.
For now to reafon I'll begin,
And let your thoughts go deep;
If I am Ifrael's God and King,
A guard that do not sleep;
Then all your private ways I know,
Your public actions see;

When my Decrees were seal'd below,
Praises were sung to ME.-

And then my Supper was set forth

In token true of love;→

And for my Coming this shall be,

For every cause I'll move,

That now is seen to stand between

My chosen friends and me;
My harvest fast I'll gather in,

And my delight shall be,

I fay, with man, as they've begun

To shew their love so clear,

Thou saidst to bear the mock of men,

To wish my Kingdom here;

Then now my Love they'll surely prove
To be more great than man's.

And from the shadow you have here,
I tell thee fo 'twill come.

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And then I tell thee, men may mourn like the rain, or roar like the winds, and say---the harvest is over; the day is ended, but we are not saved: for I shall cut short the harvest, if I do not destroy it; and I shall cut short the land also, For now my calling is like the wind, that every soul shall see and find, and will as loudly now go on. The ending of this year will come, to make my chosen call aloud, and prove the truth they have seen and heard. That is, I say my chosen men, they will say the clouds did gather in, as thou didst tell them all be

fore. The truth of all they will see and hear, before the elventh month doth come. So they might mourn if thou art gone-..

Because the famine then they'll fear,
To see it in the following year,
If men don't hasty then repent;
Because my mind is fully bent,
If England will not turn to me,
The famine they shall surely see;
When I have stop'd the raging war,
For short and sharp it shall now appear.
The clouds will gather fast at first,
That in your land they strong will burst z
And if your foes I conquer here,
It is for those that wish me here,
Their King and Conqueror for to be,
Then I must wound your enemy; .
If they invade this very land,
My Sealed People they shall stand,
I say to see their foes to fall;
He cannot come to conquer all,
Tho' havoc great I know he'll make,
But, oh, my friends shall I forsake?

No-I will not leave them at that time,

But now within I know thy mind.

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If all these things should so appear,

The sword and plague come in one year ;
Or any fatal like disease,

So perfect come like my decrees,

Can unbelief abound in man?

The truth so plain they must discern;
Withall the truths that are past before:
Can unbelief in man appear?"

Unto thy thoughts I answer thee,
The thing is possible to be,

The 23d of January, Joanna was ordered to go out at 10 o'clock to mark the night. A great change had taken place from the day to the night. As great as the change has taken place this day, so will the change come over your land; the mist will gather fast upon them---a bright morning will bring in a cloudy and misty evening. For as the clouds covered both moon and stars last night, so will all be cloudy at the end of this year; for all hearts will be as heavy as thine hath been this day; for I tell thee, this year will end in a mist to mankind. Believers will see the light of the morning; but on the

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others the mist will cover them; though thou sayest, if all come true this year, how can unbelief abound? To this I answer, will men read and judge for themselves? Thou answerest, no. Then how can men be convinced by the judgments? I tell thee, no :The sheep will perish for want of shepherds. For if all the judgments I have threatened shall come upon the land this year, and a year of sorrows, as you have never yet seen, yet it will end as a mist over your land. The stars will be sealed in sorrow, and the clouds will keep.

The following communication was given to me concerning my friends, who I believed were ill, by their long silence; and as I was going to send a letter about my fears, I was ordered to enquire for a letter, before I dropped mine in the post; which my friend did, who returned rejoicing to find a letter, which dismissed all my fears; and then I cast my former letter in the fire. Simple as it may appear to mankind, it was answered to me, as a type for me and the nation, in the following manner :

It was I that worked within thee to make an enquiry before the letter was put in the post, as I knew there was a letter there to dismiss thy fears; the letter came, and thy fears vanished, and was consumed in the fire at the end of the day, as thou little thoughtest of, and in an hour unaware*; for while thy fears were writing, the letter that dismissed them was coming. Now here stands the type deep for your land, and for thee, and all true believers; for when your fears are most alarmed, and thou beginnest most to fear; in that very day and hour thou art ready to sink; like the letter that was ready to sink, or be dropped in the post, thy deliverance will come, and thy friends and believers will rejoice, as Turner did when he came home with the letter; for I tell thee, that is but the shadow, the fubstance will be great to all. So let this shadow be kept in remembrance to you

* Joanna did not think the post had come in.

all, for every type and shadow goes deep, and as thy fears were consumed in the fire, so they shall be consumed and vanished, by the fire of my love, and the fire of men's anger; for, as the fire is good to warm you, so shall my love warm you, and dismiss all your fears; and as a fire that is furious kindles Aames, so will the fire of Satan's malice kindle flames in men also; and then all thy fears will be dismissed, and my truth will stand before thee, like the letter; to shew thee thou hast feared a fear where no fear was for all thy fears have been as fruitless and as wrong as it was to fear thy friends' illness, when thou sawest his hand writing before thee; and just the same thou shalt see it is MY HAND WRITING that is before thee. And now I shall come to the nation: for in like manner it will come upon them in a day they do not think of, and in an hour unaware; the news will come to them that their dangers are great ; as the truth is to thee, so are the dangers to your land; for know, I told thee thy fears must come first, and the land must first boast; but thy fears shall vanish, and the land shall fear: for when the news is brought to thee that thy fears are vanished, the fears of the nation will be on fire, burning like thy letter; and the fire of mine anger shall burn them up; for their faith or fear is, it will not come; but when they begin to fear dangers, they will find them kindled like the flames of thy letter; for their fears will be kindled to a flame to consume them. now I shall come to the purpose with all men, I said in the beginning I only meant to mock those that said, unless they saw signs and wonders they would not believe. Now thou sayest in thy heart, that believers are stumbled thereby. To this I answer, how could I try their faith without foiling them, for they have not weighed the whole together; neither have they discerned; what was said was not to be understood by the world at large. Do men simply suppose I meant to set signs, like the wisdom


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