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for all to perish, if my judgments were prolonged. Therefore, the word is gone out of my mouth, and it shall not 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 blessings; 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

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 peace was approaching? But how few regard my love? How tew regard my honour ? How few re. gard the invitation ? Are not most men like Moore, who says, if my kingdom come we cannot prevent it; but will not give theinselves 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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the altar ; and now between the porch and 3:45 the altar they shall weep. -For I have now tried the Boot!? Gentiles

, and of the two they are worse than the Windo 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 thë Fig Tree, from the wars and tumults, from distresses and perplexities of nations, from divisions of nations, from divisions in houses and families, froin 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 remembrance? 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 Adáin, 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 first 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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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 evety.
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 đanger-
ous 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 mo sa fler month, (17th day of January) which is for July ingratiture's

Then here th¢ mist shall bring the rast,
Upon your every grain;
It'meň do longer mock and jost,
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 reason I'll begin,
And let your thoughts go deep;
If I am Israel'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 say, with inan, 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 froin the shadow you have here,

I tell thee fo 'twill come. Twenty-first day of January, or ninth month in the year.

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

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Because the famine then they'll fear,
To see it in the following year,
If men don't hasty then repent;
Because iny 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 ;
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 be'll make,
But, oh, my friends shall I forsake?
No! I will not lcayo them at that time,
But now within I know thy mind.

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 ?".
l'nto 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 grea 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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