Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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he shall reveal all things; things which have passed, and hid den things which no man knew; things of the earth, by which it  it was made, and the purpose and the end thereof; things things most  precious; things that are above and things that are beneath; things that  are in the earth, and upon the earth, and in heaven. And all they  who suffer persecution for my name, and endure in faith though  they are called to lay down their lives for my sake, yet shall they  partake of all this glory.
Wherefore, fear not, even unto death, for in this world your Joy is not full,  but in me your Joy is full. Therefore, care not for the body, neither for the life of the  body; but <care> for the soul, and for the life of the soul; and seek the peace of the  Lord always, that in patience you may possess your souls, and ye shall have  eternal life.
When men are called unto mine everlasting gospel, and covenant with  an everlasting covenant, they are accounted as the salt of the earth and the  saviour of men, they are called to be the saviour of men. Therefore, if that  salt of the earth, loose its saviour, behold it is thenceforth, good for noth ing, only to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men.
Behold, here is wisdom concerning the children of Zion, even many,  even many but not all; they were found transgressors, therefore they  must needs be chastened. He that exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that  abaseth himself shall be exalted.
And now I will show unto you a parable, that you may know  my will concerning the redemption of Zion:
A certain nobleman had a spot of land very choice, and he said  unto his servants, Go ye into my vineyard, even upon this very choice piece  of land, and plant twelve olive-trees, and set watchmen about them, and  build a tower, that one may overlook the land roundabout, to be a  watchman upon the tower, that mine olivetrees may not be broken  down, when the enemy shall come to spoil and take unto themselves  the fruit of my vineyard
Now, the servants of this nobleman went and did as their lord com manded them, and planted the olivetrees and built a hedge round about  and set watchmen, and began to build the tower. and while they were  yet laying the foundation thereof, they began to say among themselves,  And what need hath my lord of a this Tower? and consulted for a long  time, saying among themselves, What need hath my Lord of this Tower? [p. 185]
he shall reveal all things; things which have passed, and hidden things which no man knew; things of the earth, by which it was made, and the purpose and the end thereof; things most precious; things that are above and things that are beneath; things that are in the earth, and upon the earth, and in heaven. And all they who suffer persecution for my name, and endure in faith though they are called to lay down their lives for my sake, yet shall they partake of all this glory.
Wherefore, fear not, even unto death, for in this world your Joy is not full, but in me your Joy is full. Therefore, care not for the body, neither for the life of the body; but care for the soul, and for the life of the soul; and seek the peace of the Lord always, that in patience you may possess your souls, and ye shall have eternal life.
When men are called unto mine everlasting gospel, and covenant with an everlasting covenant, they are accounted as the salt of the earth and the saviour of men, they are called to be the saviour of men. Therefore, if that salt of the earth, loose its saviour, behold it is thenceforth, good for nothing, only to be cast out and trodden under the feet of men.
Behold, here is wisdom concerning the children of Zion, even many, even many but not all; they were found transgressors, therefore they must needs be chastened. He that exalteth himself shall be abased, and he that abaseth himself shall be exalted.
And now I will show unto you a parable, that you may know my will concerning the redemption of Zion:
A certain nobleman had a spot of land very choice, and he said unto his servants, Go ye into my vineyard, even upon this very choice piece of land, and plant twelve olive-trees, and set watchmen about them, and build a tower, that one may overlook the land roundabout, to be a watchman upon the tower, that mine olivetrees may not be broken down, when the enemy shall come to spoil and take unto themselves the fruit of my vineyard
Now, the servants of this nobleman went and did as their lord commanded them, and planted the olivetrees and built a hedge round about and set watchmen, and began to build the tower. and while they were yet laying the foundation thereof, they began to say among themselves, And what need hath my lord of this Tower? and consulted for a long time, saying among themselves, What need hath my Lord of this Tower? [p. 185]
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