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now I will tell thee why I left thee on Saturday night.
With these words it will bring in *****
and in the night I awoke thee with the noise on the
stair plat, that seemed to roll from stair to stair
THREE STAIRS DOWN; and now I tell thee, they have
three things to fear, viz." The Sword-the Plague,
or some fatal disease like the Plague, to carry them
off-and the Famine." But I do not tell thee all
these evils will come together in this Land-but
this Land may begin to tremble; for the hearts of
men are like the muddy water thou sawest on a
journey for though the Bible is so plain before them
-they are like Moore, who said, if my Kingdom
comes, they cannot prevent it-but they will not try
to further it-neither will they give themselves the
least trouble to administer truth to their hearers-
nor give themselves the trouble to judge for them-
selves, whether these things are so or not. For I
tell thee their hearts are like the weather, neither
hot nor cold-but lukewarm. Therefore I will
make them SICK with smiting them, and make
them desolate, because of their sins:-For so loud as
thou heardest the noise in the night between the
two days; so loud shall England know their dangers
are great when it comes to March and April;
and as the stone seemed to roll from stair to stair,
so shall men begin to fall by Sea and by Land.
They shall tumble down one after the other-and
THE THIRD they have to fear; therefore thou
openest thy Prayer Book to the Psalms, joining the
Prayers on the Seas. So Sea and Land may both
tremble, for my anger is kindled against the Shep-
herds, and they shall drink the Cup of my Fury-
for now is coming the end of that Vision, where
thou sawest the Skeleton walk hasty to and fro-and
hasty to and fro the arrows of death shall fly; for I
will not spare Horse nor Rider. They shall tumble
down one after the other, as they tumbled down the
steps; for I have tried them with blessings; I have

Nothing but "udgment, will awaken

kept back the enemy that threatened them; and their hearts are but hardened the more-therefore, as the clouds have gathered in these days, so shall they gather in these months, that these days allude to. "Clouds and thick darkness shall be over the land; for I have fulfilled my word in the three years that are past, so will I fulfil them in the years to come; as I told thee in the 1800th, that I should begin in the fourth year of the century, if unbelief should abound.” When these threatenings were spoken to me, my heart trembled, and my hand shook, as I felt pity for an ungrateful world. I was then ordered to leave my pen and go to my employment, which I did, and Jujemen began to ponder deep in my heart, that as nothing but judgments would awaken the nation to believe in the visitation of the LORD, and be looking for the Coming of CHRIST; therefore I could not pray to prevent the judgments, if unbelief would abound without them.-I was answered to these ponderings of my heart; "As I knew thy heart began to swell, I ordered thee to go to thy employment, to try the ponderings of thy heart, if thou wouldest wish to prevent them; but thou sayest if my Kingdom must fall, or the nations must fall, as they will not believe without judgments, let the nations fall, and my Kingdom stand to be established on the ruins; and let Satan's kingdom fall with those who wish to keep him up; but thou sayest thy heart is torn with different passions; love and anger, pity for man, and angry with them for their unbelief; but Satan's king. dom thou wishest to fall; therefore thou sayest in thy heart,

Thou canst not wish me to give up my word,

Nor beg my angels to shut up the sword.

And now I tell thee my feelings are like thine, love and anger mixed together. I pity the ignorant sons of men: but how can I screen them, and pour out my fury on the Devil, without they were wishing for his destruction, and my Kingdom to be

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established? No other way in honour can I protect man; for as you condemn each other for hypocrisy, so doth Satan condemn all men; and there is no way I can confound him and condemn him but by their written hand, and there is no other way I can justify man to the Devil but by their hand writing against him, and that they wish my Will to be done upon earth, by destroying that power that tempts men to sin against ME. And now let all men look to Job; did I not justify him? but how did Satan condemn him before I gave him power to try him? And now I have given up to his words to try man the same. with the The powe Oh ye sons of men! could ye suppose such trials of Darkny could be given to Job to please the Malice of the Devil, if I had not wise ends in it, to shew you at the last I mean to confound Satan in his own words, and give up to his own wisdom to justify man and confound him; and now to confound bim this is done; therefore believers are justified by faith, and they that do not believe will perish through unbelief. So let not thy heart be wounded, nor thy spirits be grieved. Shall I see the different conduct of mankind and not make different dealings with them ? See the love of man on the one hand, what they are doing in love to me, while others are mocking MY COMING. Then should I now prolong the judgments,. I must wound my friends, and give place to the Devil to make their foes to rejoice. Therefore the thorn must be in their flesh; the longer and the deeper must the wound go. So if thou lovest thy enemies, and hatest thy friends, pray for the judgments to be prolonged.-But if thou lovest thy friends, let thy heart be chearful, and know, the God of the whole earth will do right. Do I not know what man is? Do I not know what they will be? Do I not know the arts of Satan, how he works to blind their tyes? Therefore it is better to cut off a right hand, or to pluck out a right eye, than to have the whole nation to perish: for Satan would soon find a way


for all to perish, if my judgments were prolonged. Therefore, the word is gone out of my mouth, and it shall not return; return; for my decrees are fixed. And now let reason take possession of thy heart : Dost thou wish the wicked to live to add sin to sin, and to fill up their measures the greater? As to the righteous, if I take them, I shall take them from the evils to come; for I shall now do justice to all men ; and justice now demands my love to my friends, that have shewed such love to me, therefore their lamps I will trim with oil, and make them burn bright for now the truth shall follow my words. Men have had three years to mock while I tried them with bleffings; and now is coming my time to punish. For no more than they have seen the sun for these days, no more shall they see the sunshine of my countenance in the months these days allude to; for I shall reward them according to their doings: for now will I curse their blessings; my anger is kindled, my fury shall go forth, and my foes shall fall before me. For as the heavens have gathered blackness, so shall the months gather blackness over your land: and all lands may begin to tremble, for the day of the Lord is at hand; a day of clouds and thick darkness, a day of gloominess and heaviness, for the day of judgment is begun. Let not thy heart fail thee, nor thy hand tremble, for the nations shall drink the cup of my fury. Oh England, England, how long have I warned thee, how long have I threatened thee, how long have I invited thee to accept of offered mercies, and told thee my kingdom of But how few regard my peace was approaching? love? How few regard my honour? How few regard the invitation? Are not most men like Moore, who says, "if my kingdom come we cannot prevent it ;' but will not give themselves the trouble to search out the truth, whether these things are so or not. Now I tell thee, there are tens of thousands in your land who would have acted like Moore; therefore I told

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thee in 1792, the ministers should weep between the porch and the altar; and now between the porch and the altar they shall weep.-For I have now tried the Gentiles, and of the two they are worse than the Jews; and was I to come again in the body, like the Jews, they would put me to death. For they might as well believe I worked miracles by the Devil, as believe the Devil is come to plead his own destruction, and remind men of the promise made in the fall; or that he is come to destroy his own kingdom, and to exalt MINE.---Oh, ye blind leaders of the blind, how will ye fall into the ditch together! Did I not warn you of all these things before; that I should come again to judge the world in righteousness? Did I not give you the parable from the Fig Tree, from the wars and tumults, from distresses and perplexities of nations, from divisions of nations, from divisions in houses and families, from false prophets and false Christs? Are not all these things together? Did I not warn you of true prophets, that the Holy Ghost, which was the Comforter, the Father would send in my Name, to bring all things to your remeinbrance? And now all the Bible is brought to your remembrance, from the creation to your redemption: but how few regard whether they are redeemed or not? Did I not say offences must first come? But woe unto the land because of offences: and are not offences come strong in this land? Now judge for yourselves, ye fallen sons of Adam, what a hazard this woman hath run to follow on to know the Lord, or by what Spirit she was led. Did she not run the hazard, in the firft place, to lose all she had in the world, and to leave all to follow on to know if I had spoken by her? Did she not run the hazard of kindling the wrath of hell against her, by her dispute with Satan in the beginning, (that is, in 1792)? Did she not run the hazard of being discovered, if a wrong Spirit had led her, by putting the letters in the hands of ministers? Did she not run the hazard


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