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::-*z a rennant have obeyed this hea1., 2 now walk in this pure light
, in which 1. Kown to tabernacle with them":
- 2 of God eternal, do I cry aloud
• trung Wand are wandering in the by-paths of
,*: ?, traicions and precepts, to empty 1:32: mass of thole unprofitable guests,
rent than a manger may be had
Lo gi.rs; the mighty prophet, all :6," who fearcherh the heart, triech the ..:: :0 teil
to tell you all that ever you did;" 5* Wakers Christ, and Son of the living * 5 28 no a:hamed to confess before men,
, which since we have believed , kording to our distinct measures
, we !,,....oved a perfect discovery of all the
ters of men, for which and downs, tossed to an “ of ages, and foundat “ is that only holy seed « formances of all nati from whence proceeds mortal birth, to whom ing inheritance; but a ginations, and patching from your duties, perfo weak times and seasons that no way relate to « tual and internal kir « and joy in the Holy say, as was said of old « which art exalted u « works that have bee “ in Tyre, Sidon, or “ pented in dust and a. « unto this day."
Wherefore, Oye zea rit of a man are strivi of God, unless ye repe: « wherewith Christ hath you may attain to the t nature, in which you 1 may come to witness ti « shall be more tolera « God shall judge the 1 + God will make then " who say they are Chr
sous, and vain fashions
, or cuí. 1.". 12 e teca brought forth by, and stand in ivanit, and aportarized nature; but as we !... 2 hul watchfulness, to observe and akiseus diäates ; God's mighty power we
wererence to tubdue and redeem there"", 1, Lissual blood is sensibly felt, in .. wan deanie the conícience from dead
Imut I declare, that by no other way iskee mieve the knowledge of the leat evil, o
á Hall, than in this universal light, who
...ir sustain and a leader out of all the by; : putions of men, through judgment
C, 29.*** wal there is not to eternal life and
na tis everlasting gospel which now is ini, iar che tine is come that the angel of his
para o ing through the midst of heaven, having
AT, II. z. Deat. will. 18, 19, 20. Jer. xvii. 10. Joha it. 29. Heb. ix. 14. Chap
Therefore unto you, whether papists or pro way, that are in
ic dinances, and will-woi towards God, are grou fions, persuasions and p.
* Gen. xii. 13. Gal. iii. 8.
9 John i
. X, 22,
pel to preach to them that dwell upon
crying with a loud voice, Fear God,
God of heaven and earth: “ for if the rcely be saved, where shall the ungodly :ppear? but wo, anguish, tribulation all come upon every soul that remains
2 warned, ye dark and idolatrous Pa-
shall you profess religion, or perform
heard and build
1 Pet. iv, 18.
c Luke xvii. 20, 21.
but from a certain fenfe of God's own operation; so shall
your faith stand in that power the gates of hell can never prevail against: for this I once more am neceffitated to declare, by virtue of the found knowledge given me of God, that whilft you are fulfilling the lufts of the flesh, and walking after your own will and imaginations, you are altogether strangers to the yoke, to the daily cross, and self-denying life; but are yet the corrupt ground, and evil tree, which bringeth forth evil fruits, thorns, briars, and sour grapes :
ye undeceived, God will not be mocked; such as “ you fow, such shall you reap":"5
Wherefore I intreat, advise, and warn you all, before the day of your visitation be shut up, in the eternal withdrawings of God's love, and revelation of his dreadful, endless vengeance, O ye idolatrous, superstitious, carnal, proud, wanton, unclean, mocking and persecuting princes, priests and people, to repent; return, return, believe and obey this light, which manifests and reproves all your evil deeds, that in it you may know your redemption from the captivity of fin effeštually wrought.
O tremble and quake with the prophet Habakkuk, you who scoff at Quakers, “ that you may all rest in « the day of trouble.” Hab. iii. 16.
But if you shall still go on to rebel against the reproofs and instructions of this holy light, and despise and persecute the children of it; be it known to you all, that before the brightness of its glory shall your shadows vanish; your imitations fly away, your beggarly elements melt, and you shall die in your sins.
Nor shall we be folicitous what your intentions are concerning us, well knowing Him, in whom we have believed, “ to be much greater in us than he that is « in the world,” who in love hath called us out of it, and we doubt not will by his everlasting arm of strength defend and preserve us over all opposition,
« Job iv. 8. Gal. vi. 7. 8. • 2 Tim. i. 12.
1 John iv. 4.
and by us exalt his name, truth, and salvation unto the ends of the earth.
Therefore let the winds of imagination blow, the storms of persecution beat, and the sea of raging malice foam: yea, “ though the fig-tree shall not blofe “ fom, neither fruit be in the vine; though the la« bour of the olive fail, and the fields yield not their “ meat; though the flock be cut off from the fold, « and there be no herd in the stalls";” though nations should combine against us, and multitudes assemble themselves to our overthrow ;--yet, be it reported to the nations, and let it be told unto the people, that we shall still confide and rejoice in that everlasting holy God Almighty, Lord of hosts, and King of faints, who hath gathered us, and therefore is by us, over all things in heaven, and things on earth, blessed and renowned for ever!
A cautionary PostSCRIPT to the People of England,
you have the light, believe in it; for this is the word of the Lord God, that made heaven and earth, to you all; the time is at hand, that he that is unrighteous, must be unrighteous still. Be not deceived, put not the day far from you; neither cry, the Lord is on our side; for his indignation is ready to be revealed, and destruction is at the door.
Calamity, pining, and distress, is coming upon you, yea, a consumption is decreed, and trouble, perplexity, and terrible desolation; and what hand shall stop it? for the Lord God of hosts is arising, to avenge himself of his enemies, and to ease himself of the cruel oppressor of his righteous feed; yea, the mighty he will humble, and the proud shall be laid low. He
* Hab. iii, 17, 18.
will smite the wanton with paleness, and the despiser shall perish off the earth; and all the instruments of wickedness and oppreision will he dash in pieces; and you shall know, that the Majesty which dwells on high is on our side, and that the nations of them who are saved shall walk in obedience to the light.
But unto such as believe in the light, and live in the daily cross, who have forsaken either father, mother, filter, brother, house, land, husband or wife, for this blessed testimony; and that through the good report and bad report are journeying on, towards an everlasting inheritance: blessings, honour, immortality, and eternal life, from God the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
I am not of this world, but seek a country
eternal in the heavens.
Newgate in London,
the 7th of the ad month, 1671.