The day is hastening when
God will dispense his righteous judgments to all souls, according to their works. A full
sacrifice is required to find God's acceptance; He will reject those who flinch at a full
cross. All must have a free choice.
1 Thus saith the Lord, Howl, O ye
children of men, and bewail! for the day of the Lord is fast hastening on, to mete out a
just recompense to those who have walked in hypocrisy, and with mincing steps, with the
poison of asps under their tongues, and the blood of the innocent is found in their
2 O ye foul and abominable in my
sight! I warn you to flee from the wrath which is to come, and bring forth works meet for
repentance, and no longer trust in that covering of sanctification by the merits of my
beloved Son, which is shortly to be rent in twain; and the naked works of mankind, with
all their secret motives and intentions, will appear openly to justify or condemn them in
3 Turn ye, turn ye, your eyes
within, saith the Lord, and behold, by the light of my countenance, which is the searcher
of every heart, the substance therein contained; and know ye of a truth, that according to
your works, so shall ye be judged in the last day, which hath already commenced, both in
heaven and upon earth.
4 And as I live, saith the Lord, the
soul that sinneth shall die, and every man shall die for his own sins; for I have never
designed, by the death of one righteous man, to be reconciled to the sins of the whole
world. But "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth;" even a just sacrifice,
in spirit and in truth, do I require of all who come under the order of my gospel law.
5 And in proportion as they have
sinned against Me, so far shall they suffer the death and condemnation of the same; for
the blood of beasts and birds can never cleanse man in my sight, from his uncleanness, nor
can the blood which floweth from human veins do it.
6 But the life of every fallen being
do I require at their hands, in proportion to their sins, of all who come unto Me, in the
order of my new and spiritual kingdom, in which Christ, my first born, reigns as Lord and
Ruler thereof, who gave his life a ransom for all who would come unto him and walk in his
footsteps, daily crucifying the world within and without, in every word, deed and thought;
for such did he give his life a ransom, and for no others.
7 And all those who seek to save the
natural and carnal life; yet think to find that life which is hid with Christ in God, will
find themselves awfully mistaken: for they only who lose their lives for Christ's sake and
the gospel's, shall ever find that life which hath no end, in the kingdom of my glory,
saith the Lord.
8 Therefore I do require all those
who would become the subjects of my new kingdom of peace and righteousness, established
upon the earth, my new and spiritual Jerusalem, whose King reigneth forever and ever, that
they freely give up their own natural lives, regardless of their struggles and pleadings
to live a little longer, but that each one and all give their lives, freely, as a ransom
for their own souls.
9 For in doing this, they pay the
utmost farthing required of them, and redeem their own souls from under the curse and
death of their own evil nature, which is enmity against God, and is not subject, neither
indeed can be, even to one of the least of my commands, but is as prone to wickedness as
the sparks to fly upwards.
10 Therefore I, the holy and just
One, have pronounced the sentence of death upon it. This sentence is just, and this decree
altereth not to fit to the law or pleadings of man's invention, to spare the life of the
best of the flock, and also the king, which signifies the root, that therewith they may
sacrifice unto Me, saith the Lord.
11 This is the same in my sight, as
those who think in this day of my divine light, to approach my Altar, and to make
sacrifices to Me, and thereby become acceptable in my sight, when in themselves they spare
not only the root, but also the branches of an evil nature, which they seek to have
sanctified by the merits and blood of the Lamb. This evil feeling of nature must yet share
the fate of the wicked king Agag, who was hewed in pieces by my righteous servant, the
12 And they who henceforth, after
hearing this my firm decree, which requireth the death of every particle of that nature
which rebelleth against Me, or which seeketh to afflict my chosen people, in the midst of
whom I dwell; their fate shall, in the end, be like the fate of Saul, when for his
disobedience to my righteous commands, my blessings had departed from him, and he was left
to fall a prey to his enemies.
13 So in like manner shall be their
fate, who, in disobedience to my righteous command, which is to lift up the sword of the testimony,
and slay and spare not, neither great nor small, seek to prolong the life of the enemies
of their souls, even their evil natures, and yet think to become justified and sanctified
in my presence, which can never be, saith the Lord.
14 But as surely as they do this,
they shall fall in the end, by the force of the strong man armed, that they have
sought to save alive, which by this means hath become sufficiently strong to bind the soul
and again bring it under the captivity of death.
15 For this cause, when ye approach
my Altar for the purpose of slaying the corrupt life of nature, in the presence of my
Anointed, although your evil nature may be like the king who came delicately before
Samuel, let the bitterness of death be passed upon it, even though it would of itself seek
life and be screened from the sword of divine truth and justice; yet heed not the
delicateness of your evil nature, which loveth to glory in its shame; but give it up to
the death of the cross.
16 Mankind, in this day of
gloominess, clouds and thick darkness, have sought to blend the law of nature and the law
of grace into one common law, yielding obedience to neither, but as far as they can select
from either. The law given to my servant Moses from Sinai's top, or the law of the gospel
which I revealed through my beloved Son; that which gave any latitude to their fallen
natures, they have ever been ready to adopt and practice.
17 But remember, Christ came to
fulfill the law, and in addition thereto, bring in a far greater and exceeding
righteousness by good works. Yet so far as man could find anything, in either dispensation
to give the least toleration to their base licentious habits and cravings, they have been
willing to grasp after it, with the eagerness of raging beasts that hunt for flesh that
hath long laid lifeless, and hath become a stench in the nostrils of man, that their
sordid appetites might be satiated.
18 But hear ye the word of the Lord,
ye sons and daughters who call yourselves by my name, and plead the merits of my beloved
Son to sustain you in my sight; hearken and understand, and ever remember my word, that ye
no more be deceived, and think ye have become the subjects of grace, by fulfilling the law
of Christ, when ye walk according to the deeds of the first man Adam.
19 Your acts of filthiness have,
indeed, sunk you far below the first Adam in his fallen state. But I shall ere long
declare my law, being my requirement from the beginning saith the Lord, to bind in natural
man his licentious passions, and restrain him to the strict order of nature.
20 Remember, O ye benighted souls,
who seek to be messengers of light! That the law of nature and the law of grace, are two
distinct laws; but how can they who keep neither, but violate both, stand justified in my
presence, having not one excuse to defend themselves in the day of my wrath? saith the
21 The kingdom of outward laws and
shadows is one kingdom, and the kingdom of Christ, which is the fulfilling, in substance,
these laws and shadows, is entirely a separate kingdom. And although mankind may walk in
true circumspection, according to the law of Moses my servant, and so far become justified
in my sight; yet in so doing they have no claim to the merits of my beloved Son.
22 For he came to do away the
figurative and ceremonial law and the necessity thereof, by becoming the end of that law
for righteousness, to all who in spirit believe and obey. And thus he came not to destroy,
but to fulfill the law in every tittle, in the true substance thereof, by bringing forth
that law of grace which should supersede all other laws, in his followers.
23 Therefore, saith the Lord, they
who walk according to the law of nature, must stand before Me as natural men and women in
the flesh, who regard the law of times and seasons, and are perfect in the law of
generation, in begetting and bringing forth their offspring.
24 These do I call perfect in their
generations; and such in so doing, shall receive blessings at my hands, according to that
order, until they have the evidence in their own breasts, that they have been called by
the voice of their God to come forth to his help, and fulfill the law of Christ, which
brings an end to the fulfillment of the law of nature, by fulfilling the law of grace,
through which all things are brought to perfection.
25 But if such, when called, refuse
to hearken, they shall no more merit my protection, which hath caused them to walk in my
presence faultless in their generations; but their seed shall become corrupt, and their
offspring base in my sight; my blessing shall depart from their dwellings, and my peace
from their doors.
26 Yea, saith the Lord, they shall
be left a prey to every devouring beast which chanceth to pass by; for the wall of my
protection shall be taken from them, and they will wallow in their uncleanness and seek
pleasure therein, but find none; for I will turn their pleasure into a devouring flame,
which shall scorch them on every side.
27 When the days of anguish come
upon you, as a whirlwind, then turn ye and search out the cause of your calamity, and why
ye have been thus suddenly spoiled, and see if ye have not within your bosoms the seed of
faith, which if suffered to grow, would in the end, bring forth the fruits of
righteousness and peace, in the kingdom of my beloved Son.
28 Yea, when these calamities come
upon you, cast your eyes within, and see if ye have not this seed of living faith; and if
ye find that to be the case, ye may as well undertake to stretch forth your hand and
extinguish the light of the sun at noon day, as to extricate and blot out of your souls
the seed of faith, which is of my planting, and again prosper and flourish in fulfilling
the order of nature.
29 I leave this my solemn word upon
the records of time, in my own name, saith the God of heaven, in whose hands all power is,
not only for a warning, but also as a witness and testimony against all who shall, in the
least, seek to outstand the day of my visitation, when they once feel my spirit striving
with them, to call them from the work of generation, from fulfilling the law of natural
commandments, to come forth into the work of regeneration and fulfill the law of Christ
who is a quickening spirit.
30 And all who serve him, or become
one with him in his kingdom, must be quickened by his spirit, into newness of life, to
serve him in spirit and in truth, and not according to the letter of the law, which
killeth; but according to the spirit, which giveth life and peace forevermore.
31 And by this, saith the Lord, may
all see how far the law of natural commandments is made void by the coming of my
beloved Son; it still remains good, and is made void to none save those who come into the law
of grace, which obviates the necessity of the law of natural commandments.
32 Therefore search, O ye children
of men! And examine closely, and draw the line, and choose ye this day whom ye will serve,
whether the gods who ruled the disobedient sons of men before the flood, or the law of
natural commandments, which my almighty hand was stretched forth to establish, through my
33 But if in this late period of the
world, when the last dispensation hath ushered in the day of full and final salvation from
all sin, ye choose to serve the gods who ruled in the days before the flood, and make it
manifest by a continuance of your base and sordid deeds, which caused my wrath, when my
times were accomplished, to fall upon the inhabitants of the old world, and to sweep by a
deluge the race of man and beast from my presence, except a righteous and obedient few, ye
must abide the consequences.
34 Yea, saith the God of heaven, if
this be your choice, to serve the gods of this world, even the lusts of man, stand ye
still in this, and I will sweep you from the face of the earth, when the days of my
forbearance are accomplished, and mete your portion far below those whom I destroyed by
the flood, or by the fire and brimstone which I suffered to rain down upon the wicked
inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah.
35 But if ye choose to refrain from
serving these gods of this world, and are willing to come to the law of nature given to
man in the beginning, and keep the moral law of natural commandments, given by the God of
Israel, the only true God, while under the dispensation or kingdom of types and shadows,
if this be your choice, from henceforth stand ye firm therein, until I call you therefrom,
to serve Me in my new and living kingdom.
36 And as I preserved the righteous
family, and all that appertained thereunto, from the destroying element of water; so will
I the Lord uphold you, in whom I find the law of obedience to my natural commandments
fulfilled, in the day when my tempestuous fury shall overspread the face of the whole
37 But ye who choose to serve me
with full purpose of heart, fulfilling the laws of my Zion, in the kingdom of my beloved
Son, by a full and final cross against all evil, daily crucifying the world in yourselves,
with its affections and lusts, laying the ax at the root of all human depravity; I say, ye
who choose this, with full purpose of heart, stand ye firm in it, and I your God will
cause you to ride on chariots of fire, before every tempestuous wind and tide, until the
days of my wrath are accomplished.
38 For I will have a peculiar
respect unto my Zion, and to her inhabitants who walk humbly in my presence. And although
wicked man, moved to sedition by the father of all mischief, should encamp, with furious
hosts against my ransomed, my holy and chosen people, whom I have chosen out of the world
that they might serve Me, the living and true God, in spirit and in truth, unmingled with
the service of other gods;
39 I say, although Satan with all
his hosts, combine to make war with the woman and the remnant of her seed, who have the
faith of Jesus, and keep my commandments; yet, saith the Lord God of heaven, I will open
the earth to receive the multitude of their slanders, and the violence of their rage, that
they of my ransomed may stand unmoved.
40 Thus saith the Lord, This day
have I set light and darkness before the children of men, that they may choose or refuse
for themselves, and abide, henceforth, the consequence of their own choice. For I am not
as man, who speaketh vain things, but as God who speaketh the word of truth and
righteousness and err not.
41 Although the time hath been long,
since I, the high and holy One, who inhabit eternity, have descended from my throne of
truth and righteousness, and condescended to speak unto man dwelling in earthly
tabernacles; yet, be it known to all nations, kindreds and tongues, that I the Lord of
hosts have, in this day, descended in my cloud, which rests upon my holy Zion, within
whose walls my tabernacle doth stand.
42 For behold my tabernacle is with
man, and in the keeping of the sons of men. And the cloud of my brightness often covers
the mercy seat, and the glory of the Lord fills the house of the Lord; and I speak through
the cloudy pillar, through mine Anointed, and my little ones hear my voice, and I place my
word in their hearts, and their tongues utter forth understanding.
43 Be it known, for a truth to all
nations, that the Lord speaketh to man through earthen vessels; but uttereth not his law,
save only in the mountain of his holiness, where He hath placed his name, and the center
of his everlasting kingdom upon the earth, whence goeth forth his law to the utmost bounds
of the inhabited earth, unto all who call upon the name of the Lord, who seek to know his
precepts and to walk in his paths.
44 And who hath aught against this?
Hath not my right hand established it? Then who among the sons of men, although they put
hand to hand, and shoulder to shoulder, will ever be able to overthrow it? For will I not
cause one whom I have made strong in the power of my might, to chase a thousand, and a
thousand to put ten thousand to flight? For I will be with them and uphold them, saith the
Lord, and no weapon formed against my Anointed shall stand: for I the Lord have spoken it.
45 Therefore ye that would call upon
the name of the Lord, come ye up to my holy mountain, and learn ye of my statutes; for my
spiritual Judah hath become my lawgiver to all people, nations and kindreds, who call upon
the name of the Lord, and seek to know his paths.
46 In my Jerusalem, upon the throne
of David, have I placed an ensign of royalty, to rule my people Israel; even from the root
of Jesse hath sprung a Governor to rule my people, whose kingdom is established by an
everlasting covenant to him, and to his seed forever and ever.
47 And my law and my scepter shall
never depart from Judah, whose king reigneth in Jerusalem, in the mountain of my holiness;
for my City is builded and her walls are made secure, and I have found a resting place
among the sons of men, whose temples have been cleansed, and made fit to receive Me saith
48 And I will take up my residence
in every soul that will first cleanse the inner courts of their hearts, in the order of my
appointment, that they may become fit temples for my holy spirit to dwell in. For out of
spiritual Judah shall go forth my law, to judgment to the ends of the earth.