An Angel of heaven is now
flying through the earth, with the everlasting gospel, to be preached to all nations.
Those who disbelieve in this day, will be far more guilty than the Jews, who rejected
Christ in his first appearing.
1 Again read and understand.
"And I saw another Angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to
preach to them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and
people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God and give glory to Him; for the hour of his
judgment is come; and worship Him that made heaven and earth, and the sea, and the
fountains of waters."
2 Read these things and understand;
and no more make a mystery of the kingdom of heaven. Know ye not that the Angel hath
already flown through the heavens to earth, with the everlasting gospel, to preach to
every nation, kindred and tongue; that word of God out of whose mouth goeth the sword, to
slay all nations; and also the witness and testimony of his beloved Son?
3 O ye nations, ye kindreds and
tongues, and all people of the earth! Know ye that the kingdom of heaven hath come nigh
unto you; although many, like the faithless Jews in Christ's first appearing, are
willfully determined not to believe, and thereby bring upon themselves swift destruction.
4 But for the elect's sake, yea, for
the sake of those who are sincerely seeking to know the will of God, and would do it, if
made known to them, hath my Heavenly Father condescended to send the means of eternal life
unto all flesh, dwelling upon the earth. Yet many will despise and reject the offers of
grace, and make war with the word which bringeth the testimony of eternal life.
5 But be it known unto all people,
that ye who hear the word of eternal truth, sounded in your ears, and reject and crucify,
in your own souls, that testimony which if obeyed, would set your souls at liberty, that
ye might be the children of freedom, ye shall fall under deep condemnation and the horror
of great darkness.
6 For it is the word of God, sent to
preach deliverance to the captives, to open the eyes of the blind and unstop the deaf ear,
and set at liberty the tongues which have never been loosed to praise God. Therefore, if
ye do reject that word, in your own souls, ye verily crucify unto yourselves the Son of
God afresh, and become far more guilty in the sight of God, than the Jews, who rejected
and slew their Lord.
7 For the mysteries of the kingdom
of heaven had never been revealed to them; therefore were they less accountable than those
who despise and reject the testimony, which opens the mystery of the kingdom of heaven,
even to the capacity of a child, in language so simple and easy to be understood, that it
is impossible for honest and simple souls to mistake the way, or be divided in their
opinions concerning it.
8 God hath so marked out the way in
this day of his power, which hath made the crooked places strait, and the rough places
smooth, that it remains one even, plain highway, that the wayfaring man, though a fool for
the gospel's sake, need not err therein, nor mistake the way; yet it is hid from those who
are wise in their own conceit.
9 For these think they have a way
which is sufficient for them, and wish not to trouble themselves about new things, as they
call them, doctrines of devils and the like. Unto such will the way of God ever remain
hid. These are they who are wise in their own eyes, and great in their own conceit; and
consider not that old things shall all be done away, and all things become new, and all
things of God.
10 Therefore, why think ye to stand
out against new doctrines? If ye judge thus, and continue thus in your old traditions,
which are many and false, ye shall forever remain the subjects, either of the old earth or
the old heavens, until ye sink into hell. "And what profit have ye, if ye gain the
whole world, and lose your own souls?"
11 "Think not that I am come to
send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at
variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law
against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household."
12 "He that loveth father or
mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me,
is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not
worthy of me. He that findeth his life, shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my
sake, shall find it." For all those who lose their carnal lives for the gospel's
sake, shall find life eternal.
13 He that receiveth these my words,
receiveth me, and he that receiveth me, receiveth Him that sent me. Therefore,
"Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather
division." For a house shall be divided; one shall be taken, and others left. Two
shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, the other left. Two shall be in the
field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
14 They shall be taken who hear,
understand and obey; but those shall be left that close their eyes, and turn a deaf ear,
and refuse to understand with their hearts; "lest at any time they should see with
their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and should be
converted, and I should heal them." Thus and thus have I come to make division on
earth; wheresoever my true body is, this division will take place.
15 But this gospel of the kingdom
shall be preached in all the world, for a witness to all nations, and then shall the end
come; yea, the end of the world, in every soul that believeth, receiveth and willingly
16 And now, O ye sons and daughters
of men! What more shall I say to you, to cause you to know these to be my words, and that
I have already come to make an end of sin in those who believe, and cast out of my kingdom
all that offends. For I will say unto my servants, my harvest men; Gather out first, all
that offends, all the fruits of the seed of the enemy, the tares, and bind them in
bundles, and cast them into the unquenchable fire.
17 This is the first work which
souls can do, towards gathering out of my kingdom all that offends; to gather out of the
soul, all that is of the fruits of the seed of the enemy, which are these; lying, hatred,
strife and envy, evil speaking, evil communications, bearing false witness one against
another, tale bearing, cheating and defrauding one another, taking undue advantage of your
fellow beings, when circumstances permit, wronging the widow and the fatherless, and
driving from your doors the suffering poor.
18 Yea and with-holding the wages of
your laborers, whose infants are crying for bread; also all manner of wastefulness, using
the things of this world as abusing them, and consider not that it is a command of your
Lord to gather up the fragments, that nothing be lost; all manner of hard heartedness, and
cruelty to your fellow beings, whether they be rich or poor, bond or free, black or white.
19 The same God is Father of all
souls, and will not hold that soul guiltless, who with wanton cruelty, lifteth his finger
to afflict even one of the least of the souls of the children of men. And he that abuseth
his ox, or his ass, or any of the animals which the Lord hath given as a blessing to man,
and not to be abused, nor to suffer abuse at his hands, shall be answerable therefore.
20 For he that beateth, and with
wanton cruelty layeth on more stripes than is really necessary to govern the beast, in a
merciful manner, the same shall give an account thereof in the day of judgment: For a
merciful man is merciful to his beasts; and he that hath no mercy on his beasts, nor
repenteth of the same, on him will the Lord refuse to have mercy.
21 All manner of preaching for hire,
making merchandise of what they call the gospel; and also all manner of making
merchandise of the souls of the children of men, I do proclaim aloud to be the seed of the
enemy, which shall be gathered out of the soul by an honest confession and true
repentance; and the same shall be bound in bundles for the unquenchable fire of the
22 All manner of idleness, and all
manner of excess, either in eating or drinking, or an extravagant use of any of the
blessings of God, which are required to be used in their proper time and season, with
temperance and discretion, shall men give an account for in the day of judgment.
23 For intemperance is a heinous
sin, and brings more distress of body, and dissolution's of lives, than either famine,
pestilence or the sword; therefore shall men render an account thereof in the judgment,
before the wrath of God will be appeased, in this respect, and the guilty soul set at
24 Also all manner of idle and
ungodly words, spoken with profane lips, and an unbridled tongue; these too must become
subjects of the unquenchable fire, as being fruits of the enemy.
25 All manner of filthy and unchaste
communications, one with another, are words which must meet the judgment; likewise all
manner of foolish and vain imaginations of the heart, are as stubble in my sight, and will
never stand the fire of my coming.
26 All manner of uncleanness, which
was forbidden by God, in the law of Moses, shall surely meet the fire of my coming; or the
soul that doeth these things, shall fall under the weight of sore and terrible judgments,
from the hand of the Almighty.
27 For if it be a sin to commit
adultery, and if he that looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath already committed
adultery with her in his heart, how think ye to escape the fire of my coming, ye who
wallow in fleshly defilement, even as the sow walloweth in the mire?
28 These being thus defiled, if they
escape the judgment seat, and the fire of my coming, can never escape the wrath and
indignation of God, which is against all workers of pollution in this way.
29 Yea, all ye who would become
perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect, must forsake all for my sake,
and reject the world in every form, and gather out of your hearts all that offends, and is
of the fruit of the enemy's seed, and bind them in bundles for the unquenchable fire.
30 And in faithfully so doing, ye
shall find mercy and forgiveness, and become clean in my sight. But know ye, that there is
nothing hid which shall not be revealed, nor spoken in secret, which shall not be
proclaimed in the judgment, before that burning and shining light, which I have placed in
31 All men cannot receive this
saying, to give up all for my sake; but it is given to all who receive a living faith in
this gospel. Therefore they that can receive these sayings of mine, and become eunuchs for
the kingdom of heaven's sake, shall receive a "name in my kingdom better than of sons
and daughters;" for the glory of God shall rest upon them, and the brightness of the
eternal world shall be theirs.
32 So I leave these sayings of mine
with you, O ye sons and daughters of men! ye inhabitants of earth whom I love. Would to
God that all men would make that use of them, by which they could render an account in
justification before Him. But he that is wise, is wise for himself, and by his wisdom
shall he escape the snares of death; but the foolish shall fall, and by their own folly be
slain, and no one can hinder.
33 O that all men could know and
understand that which belongs to their everlasting peace, and know the day of their
visitation, and hearken to my call! For I call, yea, I call aloud, and my voice of love
and mercy is even unto the ends of the earth: Come unto me, all ye that are weary and
heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am
meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls.
34 Gather near unto me, all ye ends
of the earth, and be ye saved. Gather to me, all ye that mourn, and ye shall be comforted;
all ye that sorrow, and ye shall be filled with rejoicing: for my wells run over, and my
grace shall not fail. I will save, even to the uttermost, all that come unto me, and are
willing and obedient subjects to my yoke and my cross, which I have purposed for all
35 But if ye see aught laid down in
the Book of the Lord, which ye cannot comprehend, and which appears contrary to the
scriptures, or to the testimony of the gospel of my first coming, I would advise you to
come to Zion, where I have placed my name in my witnesses. Yea, come like candid and
rational beings, in whom reason bears the sway, and seek to be enlightened by those whom I
have proclaimed to be the light of the world.
36 Come not like devouring wolves,
to chase my flock as sheep for the slaughter, who carry no weapons of defense to combat
the carnal invader; but come peaceably, and ye shall receive all the information ye
desire, if your desire is to know and believe the truth.
37 But if ye come filled with envy
and hatred, seeking to cavil, and require undue and unjust returns, no power in heaven nor
on earth is sufficient to satisfy the soul in this frame of bitter animosity; for it is an
insatiable spirit, which can never be satisfied. But sufficient knowledge and
understanding are given in Zion, to satisfy and confirm every candid inquirer, and cause
them to know of a truth, that the Lord reigneth therein.
38 Many things are laid down in the
scriptures, which are blind sayings, designed to be so, at the time they were given; but
my Father, in his everlasting mercy and condescension, hath opened the mysteries of his
word, in so clear a light, that no souls need stumble, unless they choose to stumble,
rather than to walk in smooth paths.
39 For the Lord hath cleared out of
the way all stumbling blocks; yea, He hath cast up the highway, and gathered out the
stones, and raised the standard for the people, even the ensign of obedience, hath He
raised to all nations, kindreds and people.
40 And now, saith the Lord, the King
of Zion, I seek to close my word, knowing that all hath been spoken, which is necessary to
confound every soul, and cause them to be dumb before God, and speechless in the day of
final reckoning, if they obey not the commandments of their God.
41 But they who will hearken, shall
escape the wrath and fiery indignation of Divine Power: for the clusters of the vine of
the earth are already ripe, and the wine press of the wrath of Almighty God, shall surely
be trodden without the city, and no flesh shall be able to stand before God, in the day
when his vengeance shall roll.
42 Yet his mercy goeth before, to
warn all who will hearken, to flee and make their escape; for there will be such a day of
terror as never was since man was created upon the earth, nay nor ever shall be again. For
the abominations of man have come up before the throne of the Most High, and sore
judgments have been decreed against all flesh, both of man and beast, and all manner of
creeping things, in whose nostrils is the breath of life. These things have gone forth
from the Almighty, whose decree altereth not.
43 And although the fulfillment may
not come speedily, but be suspended, with the intent to try the integrity of every heart,
and to prove whether souls will yield to serve God through fear, or through willing
obedience, out of love; for if it be through fear, and not of good will and pleasure, they
will begin to say in their hearts, The Lord delayeth his coming, and so will begin
to use violence, and do that from which, through fear, they have been restrained for a
44 For this cause, and also for the
purpose of giving all souls an offer of mercy, hath my Heavenly Father purposed to stay
his hand for a short season, from the full display of his judgments, to try those who
dwell upon the earth. But far more tolerable will it be in the judgment, for the
inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah, and for the inhabitants of the old world, than for the
inhabitants of the earth in this day, if they continue in their abominations, and heed not
the reproof of their God.
45 And thus is my word closed: and
with this word receive my solemn, yea, my solemn and timely warning, in the name of your
ever blessed Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
46 Revealed through an innocent
child of Zion's King and Queen, for the benefit of all mankind, even from the king upon
his throne, down to the meanest servile dependent that walks your streets. The end of the
Savior's word in his own name.
47 Thus saith the holy Angel to the
writer; I have attentively read the preceding communication, in the name of the ever
blessed Savior of man; and as I have read, so in like manner hath it been written. And of
all which the Savior gave me, I have reserved nothing. And if there is any further word,
in the name of the Son of God, to be revealed in this place, to go with this Book, it is
unknown to me the holy Angel.
48 And now I bid you kindly
farewell. I go hence to meet your blessed Lord, and carry the good tidings that all is
safely written by a mortal hand, and brought to mortal view. So kindly farewell.
From the HOLY ANGEL.