Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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innocent in the beginning, And God having redeemed man  from the fall, man became again in their infant state,  innocent before God; and that wicked one cometh and taketh  away light and truth through disobedience, from the  children of men, and because of the tradition of their fath er’s. But I have commanded you to bring up your children  in light & truth: But verily I say unto you my servant , you have continued under this condemnation; you have  not taught your children light and truth according to the  commandments; and that wicked one hath power as yet over  you; and this is the cause of your affliction. And now, a  commandment I give unto you, and if ye will be delivered,  you shall set in order your own house; for there are many  things that are not right in your house. Verily I say, unto you  my servant , that in some things he hath not kept the  commandments concerning his children. Therefore firstly  set in order thy house. And verily, I say unto my servant  Joseph, or in other words I will call you friends, for ye  are my friends, and ye shall have an inheritance with me.  I called you servants for the world’s sake, and ye are their  servants for my sake. And now verily I say unto you, Joseph,  you have not kept the commandments, and must needs  stand rebuked before the Lord. Your family must needs repent  and forsake some things and give more earnest heed unto  your sayings, or be removed out of their place: What I say unto  one, I say to all. Pray always, lets [lest] that wicked one have power  in you, and remove you out of your place. My servant  , also, the Bishop of my church hath need to be chastened,  and set in order his family, and see that they are more dilligent  and concerned at home, and pray always, or they shall be  removed out of their place. Now I say unto you my friends,  let my servant go his Journey, and make haste, and  also, proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the gospel  of Salvation, as I shall give him utterance. And by your prayer  of faith, with one consent, I will uphold him. And let  my Servants Joseph and make haste also, and it  shall be given them even according to the prayer of faith. [p. 180]
innocent in the beginning, And God having redeemed man from the fall, man became again in their infant state, innocent before God; and that wicked one cometh and taketh away light and truth through disobedience, from the children of men, and because of the tradition of their father’s. But I have commanded you to bring up your children in light & truth: But verily I say unto you my servant , you have continued under this condemnation; you have not taught your children light and truth according to the commandments; and that wicked one hath power as yet over you; and this is the cause of your affliction. And now, a commandment I give unto you, and if ye will be delivered, you shall set in order your own house; for there are many things that are not right in your house. Verily I say, unto you my servant , that in some things he hath not kept the commandments concerning his children. Therefore firstly set in order thy house. And verily, I say unto my servant Joseph, or in other words I will call you friends, for ye are my friends, and ye shall have an inheritance with me. I called you servants for the world’s sake, and ye are their servants for my sake. And now verily I say unto you, Joseph, you have not kept the commandments, and must needs stand rebuked before the Lord. Your family must needs repent and forsake some things and give more earnest heed unto your sayings, or be removed out of their place: What I say unto one, I say to all. Pray always, lets [lest] that wicked one have power in you, and remove you out of your place. My servant , also, the Bishop of my church hath need to be chastened, and set in order his family, and see that they are more dilligent and concerned at home, and pray always, or they shall be removed out of their place. Now I say unto you my friends, let my servant go his Journey, and make haste, and also, proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the gospel of Salvation, as I shall give him utterance. And by your prayer of faith, with one consent, I will uphold him. And let my Servants Joseph and make haste also, and it shall be given them even according to the prayer of faith. [p. 180]
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