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HOLY, SACRED AND DIVINE

ROLL AND BOOK;

FROM

THE LORD GOD OF HEAVEN,

TO

THE INHABITANTS OF EARTH:

REVEALED IN THE UNITED SOCIETY AT NEW LEBANON,
COUNTY OF COLUMBIA,  STATE OF NEW-YORK,
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Read and understand all ye in mortal clay.

IN TWO PARTS.

INSTRUMENT:
PHILEMON STEWART,
over a 14 day period - Feb. 2nd -16th, 1842


 

ADVERTISEMENT

The publishers of this work, feel that it is their duty to say unto all who may read the contents of the same, that in the compilation and arrangement of it, they have copied the style in which it was originally written by the pen of inspiration; that the subject matter is preserved entire, and wherever supply words have been added to the original matter, they are enclosed in brackets. The contents of each chapter, and a part of the leading captions have been added also for convenience' sake.

Some of the chapters have been divided for the sake of perspicuity, and many of the sections also, where it could be done without injuring the sense.

Throughout the work, it has been the object to follow the inspired diction, and, in a great measure the original manuscript, rather than conform to the customs of the present age and day.

In fine, it has been the labor of those engaged in the publication of this work, to preserve the sense as purely original as possible; and it has been many times carefully compared with the original for this purpose.

As this is the first printed book ever issued by the United Society at Canterbury, among whom there is no regular printer, the mechanical execution may not be perfect in all respects.

We would also add, that the Society who have published the first edition of these sacred books, feel that they have, by so doing, answered the requirement of God unto them, in that respect, and will in no case become responsible for any expense that may be incurred on account of reprinting them hereafter. All printers who may wish to reprint them, must do it at their own risk

September, 1843.

THE PUBLISHERS.

 

The Shakers were instructed by God to send copies of this Book to all of the Rulers of the Nations of the Earth which they obediently did.   [The Original Book contained over 450 pages as printed in 1843 by the Shakers, themselves.  It is now out of print.]

 


Table of Contents of the Original Book

Published by the Shakers in 1843

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CONTENTS:  PART I.

Introduction to the Proclamation
Proclamation
Word of the Lord to one of his mighty Angels
Word of the holy and mighty Angel to the inspired writer
Introduction to the Sacred Roll by the holy Angel

 

CHAPTER 1.
The Lord first announces Himself in his true character, to the nations of the earth.

CHAPTER 2.
Briefly showing the order of his work with the children of men in early ages.

CHAPTER 3.
Of man's probationary state. His disobedience and loss. The revelation of a Savior.

CHAPTER 4.
Of the law of nature, and order of grace. The Daughter of Zion declared, etc.

CHAPTER 5.
Passages of Scripture referring to the coming of Christ.

CHAPTER 6.
Of man's treatment with God's extended offers of charity and grace; and of God's dealings with him in dispensations past, and in the present.

CHAPTER 7.
Of the manifestations of his Holy Spirit, and the manner of his work, as operating upon the hearts of the children of men, through visible and invisible agencies.

CHAPTER 8.
Passages of Scripture, showing the plain and pointed declarations of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the manner of life he required of all who professed to follow him.

CHAPTER 9.
Solemn words of warning to the inhabitants of earth, never more to follow the example practiced in the long and gloomy period of time called the days of Antichrist.

CHAPTER 10.
Passages of Scripture, alluding to the benighted reign of Antichrist.

CHAPTER 11.
Of the dispensations of God's grace to mankind; the manner in which man has treated them; the effects of his disobedience, and refusal of the offers of grace.

CHAPTER 12.
Passages of Scripture, referring to the second coming of Christ.

CHAPTER 13.
The subject continued — Declaration and testimony of the Apostles.

CHAPTER 14.
Of the Mosaic law, and of the kingdom and law of Christ; also, concerning those in heathenish darkness.

CHAPTER 15.
Passages of Scripture, referring to the second coming of Christ in the female.

CHAPTER 16.
Christ's second appearing in the female; her office and calling as the Bride, or Spiritual Mother; and the character of her true followers.

CHAPTER 17.
The office of the three first chosen witnesses separately declared, and further illustrations of those who are their true followers.

CHAPTER 18.
Subject continued — The second witness.

CHAPTER 19.
Subject continued — The third witness.

CHAPTER 20.
Passages of Scripture referring to the resurrection.

CHAPTER 21.
Of God's coming to visit the earth in mercy and in judgment.

CHAPTER 22.
Passages of Scripture relative to the peaceable kingdom of Christ.

CHAPTER 23.
Of the rulers and great ones of the earth; How their time is spent, and the leading motives by which they are actuated.

CHAPTER 24.
Of ministers and preachers of a fashionable and popular gospel; and of the many ways man has sought out for salvation, but always in the future.

CHAPTER 25.
The word of the Lord, concerning those who labor to turn the scale of justice for gain; and those who would prolong disease in their fellow creatures, for money.

CHAPTER 26.
Of justness, and the goings of the people. Of the confusion, and troubled state of man. The causes and the effects.

CHAPTER 27.
The subject continued.

CHAPTER 28.
Passages of Scripture referring to the present work of inspiration in Zion. Some general illustrations and warnings.

CHAPTER 29.
The subject continued.

CHAPTER 30.
The subject continued.

CHAPTER 31.
Of harmony, purity and innocence, and the true enjoyment of the two sexes, in this state. Closing of the Roll.

CHAPTER 32, IN SIX PARTS.
Introduction to a prophecy of the ancient Prophet Isaiah.

PART 1.
Words of the Prophet Isaiah in the first watch, through his Archer.

PART 2.
Words of the second watch, from the Prophet Isaiah through his Archer.

PART 3.
Words of the Prophet Isaiah at the third watch, or hour of twelve; sent forth in solemn lamentation, for all the children of men, both in and out of Zion.

PART 4.
Words of the fourth or morning watch spoken by the Prophet.

PART 5.
A prophecy from the Prophet Isaiah, communicated through two of his Archers.

PART 6.
Of the awful judgments and desolation that God has purposed shall come upon man, if he heedeth not his warning voice, and turneth not from the ways of evil.

CHAPTER 33.
The word of the holy and mighty Angel of the Lord, who hath read the sacred Roll, and that contained in this book, for mortal hand to write.

Supplementary article by the writer.

 

CONTENTS:   PART II.

Preface of part 2

Testifying Seal of the Prophet Jeremiah.

A holy and divine Roll, written by the Prophet Elisha.

A short Roll written by the holy Patriarch Noah.

Words of the Lord by the Prophet Micah.

Word of the Lord by the Prophet Ezekiel.

A word of invitation from the holy Prophet Ezekiel.

A word of warning and invitation by the Patriarch Noah.

Word of the Lord communicated by the Prophet Malachi.

The solemn warning of a holy Angel of God.

A Roll brought and read by an holy Angel of God.

Words of the holy Prophet Isaiah.

A Roll of warning by a holy Angel.

A golden Seal containing the testimony of Simon Peter.

A holy Roll written by John the Revelator.

A Roll of solemn warning, by Holy and Eternal Mother Wisdom, brought by her witnessing Angel.

Interview's with the holy and mighty Angel of God, Ma'ne Me'rah Vak'na Si'na Jah; by Adah Zillah Potter.

Testimonial evidence given by divine revelation, and witnessed by Harriet Goodwin.

Testimonies of eleven mighty Angels, that attended the writing of the Roll.

 

Testimony of

John Allen.

Luther Copley.

Hiram Rude.

Abigail Crosman.

Hannah Blake.

Orren Haskins.

Daniel Crosman.

Olive Wheeler.

Emily Babcock.

James X Smith.

Charles McCartie.

Sally Maria Stewart.

David A. Buckingham.

Willard Allen.

Justice Harwood.

Paulina Bates.

Joseph Wicker.

Joseph Patten.

Martha Van Valen.

Judith W. Collins.

Averill Haskell.

Jefferson White.

Medad Smith, Jr.

Phebe Willcox.

Calvin J. Parker

Eliza L. Chapin.

Rollin Cramer.

Enos Leonard.

Seth Blanchard.

Joseph Hammond.

Lucy Clark.

Lucy Myrick.

William Leonard.

Jonas Nutting.

Daniel Myrick.

Minerva L. Hill

Joanna Randall.

William H. Wetherbee.

Annis C. Godfrey.

William Willard.

William Tripure.

James M. Otis.

John Maloon.

 James C. Blanchard.

Mary Whitcher.

Hester Ann Adams.

Myra A. Bean.

Cynthia B. Bradley.

Caleb M. Dyer.

Abraham Perkins.

Horace Folsom.

Timothy Randlett.

Susannah Curtis.

Mary Fall.

Rebecca Robinson.

Otis Sawyer.

Merrill Bailey.

Lydia Nowell.

Lavina P. McIntire.

Sophia F. Mace.

Communication from a Holy Spirit.

A Seal from the Lord Jehovah.

Testimony of

Susan H. Whitcher and others.

Seth Y. Wells.

Benjamin Seth Youngs.

William P. Williams.

John Lyon.

Elisha Pote.

Daniel Moseley and others.

Witnesses of the work of God in all ages of the world; and testimony of the Eternal Two in one.

God declareth the vestment of his power, in which He hath clothed the Two Anointed Ones.

Word and Seal of the Eternal Father.

The Hundredth or Unchangeable Seal.

Closing word of the Mighty Angel of God.

 

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