The great day of the Lord foretold.
He reproveth Infidelity, and the hypocrisy of carnal professors, and declareth his
judgments against them. Christ hath come in his glory, as a refiner, to sit in
Judgment and purify his people.
1. Thus saith the Lord, Let all the
mighty trees of the forest, yea, and the tall cedars of Lebanon bow low before Me; for the
great and notable day of the Lord is near, when He will stretch forth his hand, and the
earth shall be shaken in his grasp, and reel from her foundation; for the hand of the Lord
is mighty and terrible, and in wrath will He plead with the nations of the earth, until
they shall know that the Most High ruleth in the heavens above, and in the earth beneath.
2. Yea, saith the Holy One, will I
vex them; yea, I will lift up sword and spear against them, and consume them in the day of
my coming; for they say in their hearts, "There is no God; for all things came
into existence by chance, and there is nought to be feared." Therefore do they
glory in their shame, and in their own nakedness, and say in their hearts;
3. "Who is there in heaven
above, or in the earth beneath, who seeth us, or knoweth our secret inventions? For man is
as the beasts that perish; his breath is in his nostrils, and when it goeth out he is no
more. So let us eat, drink and be merry; for tomorrow shall be like as to day, only more
abundant. Let us rejoice in the works of our hands, and in the inventions of our own
hearts; for man is lord of the earth, and who is there to be feared besides him?
4. As for the God of heaven, we
know Him not, neither do we believe in his report; for natural reasoning shall be our
guide, and by this will we be dictated in all our goings forth: for man came forth with
that capacity which will enable him to be his own dictator."
5. But hear ye, O inhabitants of the
earth! hear ye the word of God. Howl, howl, O ye sons and daughters of iniquity! Weep ye,
for your desolation draweth near; for I, the Lord of hosts, will deal with you according
to your doings. Yea, with wrath and with the sword will I humble the gentiles, until they
shall know that the Lord, the Holy and Terrible One ruleth in the earth, to break down and
to crush and to bring to nought all the foundations and inventions of men, wherein they
have invented and laid foundations on which to build and frame their evil designs, to
supplant the work of a holy and just God.
6. Yea, they have hewn out cisterns,
broken cisterns, which hold no water, except the waters of sensual pleasure and vain
delight. And they say, "Come, let us drink at these celestial fountains; for the
waters thereof are good and pleasant to the taste, and that which was designed from the
beginning for man to partake."
7. O ye carnal ones, that dare take
the name of the Almighty in feigned lips, and with an outward sanctity, call upon the name
of his blessed Son, professing to be clothed with his merit; yea, with your polluted hands
and eyes of deceit extended towards heaven, breathing out feigned sanctity, with a visage
of feigned sorrow and repentance; while your hearts are a cage of all manner of
uncleanness, base and foul in my sight.
8. Yea, like ravenous wolves in
sheeps clothing, feigning to minister the gospel of free salvation for hire!
making merchandise of the pretended merits of my beloved Son! saying unto the flock;
"Be ye clothed in the merits of Christ your Redeemer; for he hath redeemed you on the
cross, and by his sufferings ye shall be justified; for he came not so save the righteous,
but that sinners, through his sufferings, might be justified! Cast your cares on him;
" "For as sin abounds, grace shall much more abound." "Therefore by ye
reconciled by the merits of Christ, the blessed Son of God."
9. O ye blind leaders of the blind!
How shall ye escape the wrath of an angry God? Who hath called you to be ministers of the
gospel of my blessed son? Can a man give that which he doth not possess? Can ye minister
the power of salvation from sin, when ye daily live in known disobedience to my holy law,
made known to man by my servant Moses? Are ye not daily polluting yourselves with that
which is forbidden therein?
10. And why say ye, that
Christ, the Son of God, came to do away the law, that souls by his merits might be saved,
and not by keeping the law?that salvation came by free grace, and not by
merit?that it is not of him that willeth or of him that runneth; but of God that
showeth mercy, through his beloved Son for his elects sake?
11. O ye wicked inventors of
damnable heresies! How long will ye, with foul mouths, utter forth perverse things? Ye
whited sepulchers, carrying sanctity without, and within are full of all manner of
uncleanness and dead mens bones! For ye eat up my people, in that ye preach for hire
and exact wages, and grind the faces of the poor and needy, and him that fainteth for the
want of bread.
12. But the poor and needy of this
world have I chosen, and I will hear them when they cry to Me, under oppression, and I
will defend their cause.
13. O ye blind guides, leaders of
the blind! how will ye escape the pit of desolation and the wrath of God? Your iniquities
have come up before Me like clouds of blackness, and the cries of the needy and oppressed
have I heard.
14. Howl, O ye workers of iniquity;
for your covering shall be taken off, and your nakedness shall appear in the eyes of those
before whom ye have walked in hypocrisy, speaking forth great swelling words of feigned
15. Hear, O ye vile, saith the Holy
One, Did I send forth my well beloved and first begotten Son into this world to set at
nought and destroy the works of my right hands planting; to set at nought my holy
law, given by the Holy and Eternal One in Mount Sinai, written by his immortal hand, on
tables of stone, to signify the firmness with which they were to be retained and kept;
16. Yea, to signify the solidness of
their foundation, as being the outward figure of the Rock of full and final salvation,
which should be laid in Zion, in the latter day, wherein the law of righteousness should
be revealed, through the second heir of the new and spiritual Kingdom;
17. Yea, that law which will subdue
all sin, and bring in an everlasting righteousness, of which the law given on Mount Sinai
bore the outward resemblance, by cutting off and subduing, in a measure, the natural and
base inclinations of fallen man, fallen by transgression, below the beasts of the field?
18. Hear, O ye mistaken souls, that
dream of hope in the Son of God, and by his merits alone, expect to find acceptance with
Me, in my holy Kingdom of righteousness and peace, where nought can enter save that which
is holy: for as I the Lord am holy; so shall all be holy that ever reign with Me in my
19. Hear, O ye inhabitants of the
earth, the words of my beloved Son: Thus saith the Son of God; I came not to do my own
will, but to do the will of my heavenly Father who sent me. Neither came I to undo or set
at nought that which was established and planted by his right hand; nay, in no wise.
20. I came not to throw off the yoke
of restraint upon the base and carnal passions of man, which are, of themselves subject to
no law, neither indeed can be. But the law being weak of itself, could not bring
salvation, but was designed for the outward figure of the ushering in of the law of
righteousness, which should effect the final subduing of the man of sin, root and branch,
wherein the ax should be laid to the root of the tree, to strike a death blow to the very
foundation of evil, the base and carnal lusts of man, introduced to the first parents by
the serpent of sin.
21. O ye base and uncircumcised in
heart, and ye that sound forth in my name, as being born of me, and called of me to preach
the gospel of peace and salvation, revealed by the Son of god to fallen man, hear my
words, saith the Savior.
22. O ye hypocrites! compare your
lives with that of the Savior. Did I preach for hire? Did I array myself in splendid
attire? Did I follow the fashions of this vain and wicked world, and seek the favor and
applause of the great ones of the earth? Did I seek to gather an earthly substance, where
moths could corrupt and thieves break through and steal?
23. Did I seek, in any manner, to
please or gratify that selfish and fallen nature which I took upon me to subdue, which was
not of the nature of Angels, but of the seed of Abraham, (See Heb. ii. 16 to 18.) that I
might be tempted in all points like unto those whom I cam to redeem, and thus bear their
infirmities, and know the depth of their loss from God?
24. O ye mistaken ones! look at
this; do ye think that I bore the sins of the whole world, that they through my merits,
and not by their own works might be justified? Ye mistaken souls, that dream of hope in
me, while following the first man Adam, being led by the man of sin, and thus rejecting
the works of the second Adam, the Lord from heaven a quickening spirit: yea, reject them,
I say, for ye do them not.
25. Ye follow the works of the first
Adam, and trust in the merits of Christ, the second Adam, for salvation. But I say unto
you, "the hope of the hypocrite shall perish" and vanish like a shadow. Where, O
where, saith the Son of God, is the foundation of your hope? for ye keep not the law
neither in figure nor in substance. Therefore ye stand as monuments in likeness and
imitation of the first natural and sinful parents, on whom the saving power of God had no
26. For ye have put out the light of
the coming of the Son of God. Like unto the sun, which riseth clear in the horizon, and
soon goeth under a cloud: so is the first appearing of the Son of man: for with a cloud of
antichristian darkness hath the light of my coming been covered for many ages.
27. Yea, like the first tables of
the testimony, given on Mount Sinai, because of the wickedness and transgressions of my
people, and for their idolatry, were they broken and trampled under foot; so hath the law
of the covenant of life, revealed by the son of God, been broken and trampled under foot.
28. For ye have fashioned and made
unto yourselves gods to go before you, which are no gods, but gods of this world, the
lusts of man; and these be your gods, and in them do ye walk, and in them do ye trust.
29. Yea, like the heathen nations
which were driven out before the figurative Israel; so are ye, trusting in gods of your
own invention, of which the Lord of hosts did strictly forbid his figurative people to do:
but commanded them to spare not the gods of the heathen, but to hew them down, and leave
them not for a temptation to his people.
30. Yet how prone, saith the Savior,
were they to seek the gods of the heathen, and to worship them, polluting themselves with
idolatry; which caused the wrath of God to be kindled against them, and in his fury did he
31. Know ye not, O ye children of
men, that ye are idolaters in the sight of God; for ye adore the works of your own hands
and the fruits of your own base and carnal lusts, unrestrained even by the law of God
given to Moses in the Mount.
32. O ye wicked and perverse
generation! ye seed of vipers! trusting in the merits of the Son of God, while living in
the vile pollutions of the heathen, who know not God, neither believe in his holy name;
yet they stand far more justified in his sight that ye do.
33. Hear, O ye inhabitants of the
earth, hearken and understand the word of God, in the name of his blessed Son, revealed
through an Instrument of human clay, by the holy Angel of everlasting LOVE; One of the
Seven, an holy Archangel of God, who standeth before Him to make known his will to
mortals, in this last and final dispensation of his power and mercy.
34. Hearken O ye people, ye that are
laden with sin and weary thereof; hear ye this voice, and know ye that it is no other than
the voice of the holy Son of God, sounded forth through an Instrument who knoweth not of
the words whereof she speaketh; unlearned and illiterate, base in the eyes of the
wise of this world. She who is nought of herself, that no flesh may glory in the presence
of God, or say this is the work of man.
35. For by the mouth of babes and
sucklings will the Lord sound forth his word to man, in this day, wherein He hath in
substance, renewed the tables of stone, and revealed the second heir of the covenant of
life, by revealing the Christ, the Holy Anointing Power, the second time, without sin unto
salvation, through a female, prepared by God himself, to be the adorned Bride, clothed in
fine linen, white and clean; fitted and prepared through sufferings, to receive the second
heirship of the new covenant of life everlasting.
36. Yea, that covenant of life which
will stand through the endless ages of eternity, which altereth not from generation to
generation, and which is as firm as the foundation of heaven, which cannot be shaken; for
it is founded upon the Rock of ages, which remaineth immovable henceforth and forever.
37. Therefore, O ye people, nations,
kindreds and tongues, hear ye the voice of the Son of God, and know ye that I have come,
and in my glory have I descended upon the earth, with ten thousands of the saints and
Angels of God, to reign upon the earth, until I have subdued all things under by feet.
38. Yea, I have come in the mighty
power of God, my Heavenly Father, to sit as a refiner of silver, purifying the sons of
Levi. Yea, my judgment seat is already set, and the books are opened, "some
mens sins going beforehand to judgment, and some following after to
condemnation." "But blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first
resurrection, on whom the second death hath no power."
39. Write, Holy is the Lamb who
standeth on Mount Zion, with his company, singing a new song before the throne of God; a
song which no one can learn but those who are marked in their foreheads with the mark of
the New Covenant of life; those who are redeemed from the earth, from among men,
being the first ripe fruits unto God and unto the Lamb; those who have become virgins for
the Kingdom of heaven's sake, in whose mouths there is found no guile, being without fault
before the throne of God.
40. Write, Blessed are the dead who
die in the Lord; henceforth shall they rest from their labors, and their works do follow
them. Yea, saith the Son of God, blessed are they who die unto sin, and live unto
righteousness; for their works shall follow them, not unto condemnation, but to life
everlasting in the kingdom of my God; henceforth they shall rest with me, in my kingdom of
41. Holy is the word of God, saith
the holy Archangel, wherein he sounds forth the name of his beloved Son, and holy shall it
be, from generation to generation. Yea, saith the holy Angel, holy was this work ushered
forth from the throne of God, and holy and undefiled hath it been conveyed to mortal
42. Let no one add nor diminish the
substance and true meaning of these words, wherein is contained the mind and will of god,
designed by him to be revealed to mortals; and holy so let them be. Yea, saith the Holy
Savior, receive ye these words, and know that it is I.