Address of the holy Angel,
and of the apostle John to the inspired writer. The voice of God to the inhabitants of the
earth. The time of his judgments near. The true sign of the coming of Christ in his glory,
and the two witnesses explained.
1 Thus saith the voice of the holy
Angel to the writer; Bow down, O thou child, hearken and understand, hear and believe! For
lo, I say unto thee, the time hath come for the word of God to go forth, and the testimony
of eternal truth to be sounded to all nations, kindreds and tongues, that word of God
which shall slay and bring low, in man, all which is not according to his pure and holy
2 And by this word of God, which is
revealed in this day of the second coming of the Son of man in his glory, all the
inhabitants of the earth who are alive to the nature of sin which bringeth death to the
soul, must die to that nature, or never be made alive to righteousness and peace.
3 Again saith the holy Angel; Arise,
O thou instrument of clay, and fear not: for lo, I am with thee, and have heard thy
groanings of spirit, and have beheld thy tears which thou hast shed for the word of God's
sake. And now I say unto thee, be comforted and fear not: For there are now four bright
Angels standing by thee, to guard the instrument chosen of the Most High, to sound forth
the word in his most holy and eternal name.
4 Know thou also, that at the
present time, the beloved apostle John is present, he who ate the little book that was in
his mouth sweet as honey, and bitter in his belly, he who was to prophesy, before many
peoples, kindreds and tongues. And knowest thou not, that I the holy Angel am present, who
gave the little book to this beloved one? I who stood with my right foot upon the sea, and
my left foot upon the earth. Surely I am present; therefore fear not, but bow low and
receive the word of the beloved apostle John.
5 Thus saith the beloved apostle;
Hear O thou little one! Hearken and understand the voice of him who hath suffered much,
while remaining in time, for the word of God's sake, and for the testimony of truth which
I held in the name of the Son of God.
6 But my sufferings while here in
time, were more outward sufferings, through the persecution of the enemies of the cross,
than through severe tribulation of soul. For the time had not then come; for the refiner
of silver and purifier of gold, had not yet come with his fan in his hand, to make the
separation between the precious and the vile, but merely to begin, as being the beginning
of that work which will accomplish the end of all unrighteousness.
7 And as that day afforded not the
power of full and final salvation, which cometh by the fire of the refiner; so in like
manner were our sufferings more outward than inward. But the time hath now come for those
who receive the word of God, the power of revelation, to receive it through deep
tribulation of soul; that tribulation which will be sufficient to bow their hearts before
Him in every word, thought and way.
8 And those who are not willing to
bear this deep tribulation and sorrow of soul, for the word of God's sake, that they may
be pure vessels unto Him, through whom to convey his mind and will unto man, are not
worthy to receive the word of God.
9 And the Lord himself will reject
them as unfit instruments, unwilling to be tried stones and purified vessels, to receive
the durable riches, which will serve to feed and clothe the nations with righteousness,
when their souls shall be awakened, to cry to God for a right understanding of his mind
and will to them.
10 Then will they be able to receive
the word of God, and it will be to them food and clothing to obey it; and it will bring
death and destruction to every branch of a fallen and corrupt nature, and refine the soul
from all dross, and bring it into the likeness and image of the Refiner, who hath already
11 And now, O thou instrument! I
John, say to thee, be thou comforted, and know that without sufferings of soul, nothing is
gained to profit; therefore be cheerful in sufferings. For if thou art called to fill up
the cup of thy sufferings in the service of God, as an instrument in his hands, to bring
about his purposes, wherein canst thou be better employed? I say thy sufferings are not in
vain; for thou shalt reap, if thou faint not.
12 Now I will read to thee from a
little book, which I received from the hand of the mighty Angel, which will cause me to
prophesy therefrom, in spirit, before many people, kindreds and tongues: for in this book
is sealed up the word of God, hidden from mortals from the foundation of the world.
13 Hearken, O earth, to the voice of
thy God! And howl, O ye inhabitants thereof! For lo, the time draweth near, when the vials
of his wrath will be accomplished to be poured out upon thee, O earth, and the inhabitants
thereof; for the Lord who is mighty in judgment hath come.
14 And not one word or syllable, of
all which is recorded in the book of the prophecies, of the Revelations of John, the
servant of Jesus Christ, shall fail to be accomplished upon the earth, and the inhabitants
thereof. For the anger of the Lord is great, and his fury terrible against the earth, and
the abominations committed in it, by those who dwell thereon.
15 And the fury of the Almighty
shall never be stayed, nor his arm be slackened, until his warfare be accomplished with
the inhabitants of the earth, and until his arm hath gotten the victory "over the
beast and over his image;" that the nations of the earth may no more be servants to
Satan, by yielding idolatry to the beast, who receiveth his power from the prince of
darkness, the son of perdition, and goeth to perdition.
16 Holy, holy are thy ways, O Lord
God of heaven and earth! And just are thy judgments, O thou Kings of saints!
17 Again hearken, O earth, and hear
thy doom! For lo, the spirit of prophecy is upon me, to utter forth the decrees of the
Almighty, to a wicked and perverse generation, that seeketh signs and wonders in a natural
atmosphere, to teach them of the coming of the Son of man in his glory; as though he would
come in the natural clouds of the sky, surrounded by those who were visible to the natural
and carnal eyes of man.
18 O vain and foolish seekers of the
things of God, through the signs of the natural heavens! For I say unto you, as did Jesus
while upon earth; "There shall no sign be given, but the sign of Jonah, who laid
three days and three nights in the bowels of the deep." So say I unto you, O ye
wicked and perverse generation, who seek a sign, a natural sign, to prove the coming of
the Son of man in his glory!
19 But no sign shall be given, but
the sign of Jesus, and him crucified, whose witness and whose prophecies have lain as dead
carcasses, in the sight of those who dwell upon the earth; even those who have trampled
upon the testimony of the Son of God, and gloried not in the death of that cross which
torments that nature of evil, which is, and ever was opposed to the testimony and the
mortifying cross of the Son of God.
20 And thus have they suffered the
testimony of truth, which had power to subdue all things unto it, (when the times were
accomplished,) to be trodden under foot, in the sight of men. Neither would they suffer
the carcass without life, to be buried, but to remain as a stench, as from a dead carcass,
having been lifeless many days; having a name that they live and are dead.
21 And by this may ye receive the
sign of the coming of the Son of man in his glory. For as the Two Witnesses,
which is the manifestation of the spirit of the Eternal Two in One, hath been, as it were,
dead, killed and overcome in the bodies of the witnesses on earth, by the beast of
Antichrist, for many days, and nought hath remained of the resemblance thereof, but the
carcass, without the power of life; which implies the former and present dead and formal
state of the professors of the christian name.
22 So, in like manner, when ye see
life spring up, and that which was dead, and as a rotten carcass, come forth with life,
then know ye that the Son of man hath come in his glory.
23 And the spirit which bringeth
life, shall enter and cause that which is dead in trespasses and sins, to become alive;
which will cause great fear and terror to fall upon those who dwell upon the earth, when
they see the spirit of life enter into that which hath long slept in death.
24 When they behold that testimony
which giveth life, by the death of every thing which is in opposition thereunto, how will
they mourn and be terrified, and seek to hide from the face of those who were dead and are
alive, and able to give life to all who are willing to be slain as they were.
25 And then shall they behold the
coming of the Son of man in his glory, when they again hear that testimony of eternal
truth, proclaimed by those who were in sackcloth, that spirit of prophecy, which cometh of
the testimony of Jesus, which will torment and afflict that part of man which seeketh
Christ in the splendor of this world; who look for him in the natural clouds of the
26 Yea, that spirit in man which
seeketh to preach and prophesy, clothed with the splendor and wisdom of this world,
instead of that meekness which was revealed in the Son of God, clothed in humility, and
abased to the world in every form.
27 Yea, when ye see the witnesses of
eternal truth, clothed in the spirit of Christ, and in mourning for sin and the fallen
state of man, proclaiming that testimony which strikes a death blow to the world, and to
the enjoyments thereof; then know ye of a truth, that the spirit of life from God, hath
entered his two witnesses. And no soul heareth the testimony of the Two Witnesses,
clothed in sackcloth, as a witness against the fashions and forms of this world, but must
be terrified and tormented thereby.
28 But they who receive and obey the
testimony of the Two Witnesses, which are the golden candlesticks and lamps before
the God of the earth; the spirit of God shining forth through the everlasting Bridegroom
and Bride, the spirit of life eternal to the soul; they shall, in like manner, be caught
up from the snares and devices of the wicked One, and gradually ascend beyond the reach of
their inbred foes;
29 In like manner as did the Two
Witnesses, who first ascended to the throne of God, triumphant above their inbred
enemies, by the power of that testimony which giveth life to every soul, who receiveth and
obeyeth the same; which will cause them to arise and ascend to the throne of God, as did
their Lord and Mother.
30 And although this testimony hath
long been dead to those who inhabit the earth, and are in possession of that earthly
nature which cometh by the fall, and hath been as a stench to those who desired to walk
after their own heart's lusts; yet shall it be revived and fill the whole earth, and give
knowledge and understanding to those who dwell upon the earth, of the way of peace, and of
31 Therefore, they who seek for the
coming of the Son of man in his glory, by the signs of the natural heavens, they will seek
in vain, and find nothing but sorrow and confusion of face; a fearful looking for of that
which cometh not, until they be taken in the net from whence they cannot escape. And thus
is the word upon this subject revealed from the little book, by the spirit of prophecy, in
the name of the beloved apostle John.
32 The four guardian Angels present,
bear witness to the truth of this word, revealed from the little book, to an instrument of
clay. And thus exclaimeth the mighty Angel, who stood with his right foot upon the sea and
his left foot upon the earth;
33 I do witness and utter forth with
a loud voice, this testimony, which is revealed in this day of the second coming of the
Son of man in his glory, which hath been sealed up from the understanding of man, from the
foundation of the world, is that word of God, which is a consuming fire to the element of
34 And by this word of God, cometh
the end of the world; and the end of the world hath already come unto those who have
received and obeyed this testimony, which is the word of God, and time no longer remaineth
with them, but they are redeemed from the earth.
35 Yea, and they have become washed
from the pollutions of the works of generation, and no more yield to defile each other, by
the beastly indulgence of lust, which is the god of this world. But they become virgins
for the kingdom of heaven's sake, and follow the Lamb and Bride whithersoever they go,
which is in direct opposition to the fallen nature of man.
36 For as the first man and woman
led into sin, which cometh by lust, infused by the subtile serpent of sin, and the whole
human family have been led by them, and by that spirit of the serpent which composeth the
god of this sinful world;
37 So in like manner, shall all who
become followers of the Lamb, whithersoever he goeth, be led directly in the opposite
road; which will regenerate and bring man back, not only to that state of innocence in
which he was created before he became a slave to the beastly passion of lust, but raise
him to eternal life.
Supplement to the
preceding, in confirmation and illustration thereof, given by the Angel of PROPHETIC LIGHT.
38 Although the spirit of the
Eternal TWO prophesied in the Witnesses of truth, called the two witnesses,
being male and female, during the dark reign of Antichrist, and who, when they had
finished their testimony, were killed by the beast: Yet these were but a figure of the
only perfect and true witnesses, even the Two Anointed Ones, who are the
likeness of the Eternal Two.
39 These have risen in their true
witnesses, from the dominion of Antichrist, above the power of the beast, and have
ascended up to heaven. For they overcame the world, and by the cross, slew the life of the
beastly nature in themselves, and thereby receive the power of eternal life, and ascended
pure and spotless up to the throne of their Eternal Parents.
40 And thus have they "led
captivity captive;" and in this dispensation are able, and will dispense the same
power and gifts of eternal life to all men who are willing to receive them: by which they
will be slain to the life of their own beastly natures, and rise triumphant over him that
giveth his power to the beast, and life to his image, which is a dead body, having the
form of godliness, but is destitute of the power of salvation.
41 For such are only an image of the
beast, let them be called by whatsoever name they will; and their life is the life of
Satan, given in the beastly nature of fallen man. And know ye, saith the Angel, in no such
body will Christ ever be found. Therefore, in no other manner will Christ ever come to the
end of time, than in the spirit of the Two Anointed Ones, that stand by the Lord of
the whole earth.
42 This spirit doth and will appear,
in flames of divine fire, to consume the man of sin, destroy the power of
Antichrist and utterly overthrow the kingdom of the beast of fallen nature, in every soul
that will pass through the purifying work of this refining fire. And in this way,
"the wrath of God is revealed from heaven, against all ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness," as testified by the
apostle to the Roman,serifs.
43 Then will the seed of
righteousness spring up and grow in them, and produce the kingdom of Christ in their