The reasonableness and
importance of the office of the Mother, in the work of the spiritual regeneration
declared. The effects of the testimony concerning the Parentage of the new creation.
1 Bow down, O ye children of men,
saith the holy and just One, and learn of my doings; for I am a God who respecteth not the
high or low estate of any; but my ways are equal.
2 When my times were accomplished
for the dawn of the new day, and for the setting up of that kingdom among the children of
men, when the Lord should again return to his temple, and find a residence among the
children of men, whom did I seek to become a temple for the spirit and anointing of my
beloved Son to dwell in, that his divine spirit might find a resting place among the sons
of men, and again become established upon the earth? for ye read, The Lord suddenly cometh
to his temple; and he shall appear in his glory.
3 As I live, saith the Lord, I have
never created man to be glorified apart from the woman. The woman I decreed from the
foundation of the world, to be the glory of the man; and the man to be the glory of God.
And in whom doth the natural man glory more than in the woman of his choice? Will he not
forsake father and mother, houses and lands, yea, and hazard his own life also, for the
glory which cometh of the woman? And would not the earth, although surrounded with all the
riches and honors this world could afford, be a place of solicitude without the woman?
4 Why then, saith the Lord, do you
hesitate to know that the woman is the glory of the man, and in whom mankind in nature
glory above all other created things? For I designed it so to be; for by natural things
are clearly shown those which are spiritual.
5 And as the times were accomplished
for the setting up of that kingdom upon earth, which should regenerate souls from a state
of death and insensibility, into a state of life and vigor, by the new birth, was it not
of the greatest importance that I should make a marriage for my only Son.
6 Truly, saith the Lord; and unto
this chosen female, it was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and
white; that is, that she should become purified through sufferings, and be made clean and
white by the blood of the Lamb; by living the life of Christ her Lord, and by obeying that
testimony which worketh death to all evil, in every soul who receiveth it. And thus was
the Bride whom I had chosen, made ready for her husband, by a garment of righteousness.
7 And this same woman, whom the
world of mankind have rejected, (even as they rejected the stone which afterwards became
the head of the corner,) the same, saith the Lord, hath become the Mother of the New
Creation. And although the beastly powers of antichrist did arise and persecute the woman
and her righteous seed; and although the dragon did cast forth floods out of his mouth, to
swallow up and destroy her testimony, as soon as it was brought forth; yet the earth
helped the woman: for I the Lord did always stir up the spirit of someone to befriend my
Anointed, and rescue her from the cruel grasp of her enemies.
8 And when my times were
accomplished, and a place was prepared in the wilderness, I gave unto the woman whom I had
chosen to bring forth the testimony of eternal truth, to a lost world, sufficient power to
waft her troubled and persecuted spirit, with her little company, across the foaming deep,
amidst perils and dangers on every side, to the place I had prepared, there to be
"nourished for a time, times and half a time, from the face of the serpent."
9 And thus did the subjects of my
little kingdom find rest to the soles of their feet, in the wilderness, which I the Lord
had prepared for them until the times were accomplished for them again to proclaim that
testimony, which should arouse that serpentine nature in man, and again open its mouth to
spew forth, as a flood, all manner of evil, falsely, with the intent to destroy from the
earth doctrines so calculated to strike a death blow to the carnal life of the creature,
and bring into contempt all which was of man's invention.
10 For what could be more degrading
to the lofty spirit of man, than to have such a sin-killing testimony brought forth by a
woman, the object of so much carnal joy and vain glory? And had it not been for my
Almighty power, that spirit of persecution, which again opened its mouth to swallow the
testimony, and make war with the woman, regardless of law or gospel, would have
exterminated my witnesses and their testimony from off the face of the earth.
11 But through my divine agency and
influence, the earth again helped the woman. And although she was the object of the
greatest persecution and abuse, that was ever framed against mortals, her Lord excepted;
yet did the arm of the Almighty sustain her until her work was accomplished, and the
kingdom of her Lord established in the hearts of the children of men, so firm, that the
powers of hell were not able to overthrow it.
12 And thus was her work
accomplished upon the earth, and I wafted her spotless soul in a chariot of fire, far
beyond the reach of mortal power. For the heavens did also wait for the coming of the Lord
in his glory, that they might be quickened and made alive, by the power of that testimony
which fully raised the soul from the dead works of the fall, to come forth to the
judgment, and be judged according to the deeds done in the body.
13 And when the testimony was echoed
through the heavens, were not the old heavens shaken as a leaf by a mighty wind? Truly,
saith the Lord; for I declared by the mouth of the prophets, that I would not only shake
the earth, but the heavens also; and thus the mighty shaking commenced.
14 The "dry bones" of
those who had long slept in a state of death waiting to receive the last loud and shrill
trumpet, were shaken in this great shaking of the heavens and earth. This called forth
their souls to the judgment seat, to be quickened unto life, and to prove for themselves,
whether their resurrection was unto life and a glorious immortality; or whether unto death
and endless guilt and remorse.
15 And thus was the judgment seat of
Christ, in his second coming in his glory, established, both in heaven and upon earth. And
the same testimony which created the war, that caused the dragon's rage upon the earth,
also renewed the war in heaven, which caused Michael and his Angels to stand up, and
defend the testimony against Satan and his angels; and there was war in heaven, and
Michael and his Angels prevailed.
16 And Satan, the old accuser, was
cast out, and there was no place found for him, which caused great joy in the heavens. And
they overcame by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, which is the
testimony of the Two in One; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
17 But when the dragon, that serpent
which by his subtile devices, hath deceived the whole world, found that he was cast into
the earth, did he not come down with power and great wrath, knowing his time was short?
Surely he did; therefore beware.
18 Beware O ye inhabitants of the
earth! Crieth the voice of the living God: for I declare unto you, whether ye believe or
believe not, that the devil hath come down unto you; and woe, woe, woe, unto the
inhabitants of the earth, because of him who hath come unto you with power and great
19 And finding that he is cast into
the earth, his first work is to make war with the woman and the remnant of her seed, who
keep the word of God, and have the testimony of Jesus. And although this power may, at
this time, remain in a dormant state, as it respects the persecution of my people; yet
when the testimony comes to be spread abroad, which is as a sharp two edged sword
proceeding out of the mouth of him whose vesture is dipped in blood, whose name is called The
word of God, then will the dragon persecute in great wrath.
20 For, saith the Lord, when this
word of God which I have caused to be written by mortal hands, is spread abroad, wherein
is contained that testimony which is like a two edged sword, to slay the carnal life of
every creature who receiveth it, and the heralds of the gospel shall go forth in its
power, like flaming torches, will not the dragon rage? Truly he will, and again commence
his war and persecution against the remnant of the seed of the woman, who have this
testimony of Jesus.
21 And although the armies of heaven
do follow my word, which contains the testimony of eternal truth; yet the kings of
the earth, influenced by the power of the beast, will make war with my word, and
with the armies of heaven which attend it.
22 Yet shall my word prevail, and
the sharp sword therein contained, shall, in mercy or judgment, slay all, both great and
small, high and low, rich and poor, bond and free. But Satan will continue to rage, and
those who are of his subjects will do wickedly; yet my word shall prevail and smite the
nations of the earth, and rule them with a rod of iron.
23 Let him that heareth understand,
and lay my sayings up in his heart; for lo, the time draweth near! Blessed are they who
wait, and are ready to meet Me at my coming: for I will gather my elect from the four
corners of the earth, even those who are not found fighting against my word; but who are
patiently waiting for my coming.
24 But there shall be such a time of
sorrow as was never known before, nay, never since the day I created man to the present
time. For I will work, and none shall hinder. And the power of the adversary being great, great
and terrible will be the conflict, which in the end, shall settle the controversy between
Me and the children of men.
25 Although ye may laugh to scorn
these my solemn predictions, and say that the mouth of the Lord hath not spoken it; yet
this altereth not the truth, that I the Lord have sent forth my word to the final
justification and peace, or the condemnation and wrath of every soul who heareth the same,
from this time henceforth until my work is accomplished.
26 For I have unsheathed my sword
and sent it abroad in the earth; and it shall never return unto Me, until it hath done its
work: for with the sword will I plead with all nations, and this sword goeth out of my
mouth, which is my word unto the ends of the earth, for salvation or destruction.
27 And thus cometh the end of this
my word, my solemn word; for I have sent my messenger before my face, to prepare the way,
preaching "Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Yea, I have sent
forth my warning voice, to preach repentance, warning the inhabitants of the earth to flee
from the wrath to come, and bring forth works meet for repentance, saying, I am not that
word, but a forerunner, to prepare the way for the coming of Him, out of whose mouth goeth
that word which is as a sharp sword.
28 For as the coming of John, crying
in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths strait; so is this word
which I have sent forth to the nations, to make ready the hearts of the people, to receive
that baptism of fire and the holy spirit, which worketh the purification of the heart, and
cleanseth the soul from all iniquity.
29 Thus the word of God goeth forth
to the nations of the earth, upon the white horse, which I the Lord, do declare shall
continue to go forth, until the true fulfillment of this part of the vision of my servant
John shall be accomplished, which is to be found in the nineteenth chapter of the
30 A part of this chapter I do
require, saith the Lord, to be printed and go with this my word. And as many more
quotations to be made from the holy scriptures as the nature of this my work may require,
to bring strong proofs therefrom, to confirm this my holy and eternal word, which in its
nature and degree, is as durable as the heavens, and as eternal as the throne of Him who
31 For I do declare to all nations,
peoples and tongues, that neither man nor woman hath been the author or framer of this
word; but the hand of the Almighty hath framed it, and in wisdom hath it been brought
forth; and by the same Almighty hand will I protect it, saith the Lord. And the soul that
honoreth this my word, and seeketh to fear Me his God, in this respect, the same shall
receive honor of Me, who know what is.
32 But ye who lightly regard this my
word, and suffer it to become a laughing stock, and a theme of ridicule in your assemblies
of mirth, know ye, saith the Lord, so in like manner shall ye receive at my hands, when
your desolation cometh upon you as a whirlwind, and your destruction as a sweeping
33 For I the Lord, am not always to
be mocked by the works of my hands, the creatures whom I have created. Vengeance is mine,
and I will repay it upon those who fear not to mock my tender mercies to scorn: for I am a
God of mercy, slow to anger, and of long forbearance; yet judgment and wrath are in my
right hand, to repay upon those who will not hearken and receive warning; but continue to
blaspheme and profane my holy name.