Revelation Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of Jesus Christ thou shalt serve him thou shalt love thy neighbour  as thyself thou shalt not steal neither commit adultery nor kill  nor do any thing like unto it thou shalt thank the Lord thy God  in all things thou shalt offer a Sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in  righteousness even that of a broken heart & a contrite spirit & that  thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspoted from the world  thou shalt go to the house of prayer & offer up thy Sacraments upon  my holy day for verily this is a day appointed unto you to rest from  your labours & to pay thy devotions unto the most high nevertheless  thy vows shall be offered up in righteousness in all days & at all  times but remember that on this the Lords day thou shalt offer thine  oblations & thy sacraments unto the most high confessing thy sins  unto thy brethren & before the Lord & on this day thou shalt do  none other thing only let thy food be prepared with singleness of  heart that thy fasting m[a]y be perfect or in other words that thy  Joy may be full verily this is fasting & prayer or in other word  rejoicing & prayer & in as much as ye do these things with than ksgiving with cheerful hearts & countenances not (with much laugh ter for this is sin) but with a glad heart & a cheerfull countenance  verily I say that in as much as ye do this the fullness of the Earth  is yours the beasts of the fields & the fowls of the air & that which  climbeth upon trees & walketh upon the Earth yea & the herb &  the good things which cometh of the Earth whether for food or for  raiment or for houses or for barns or for orchards or for gardens  or for vineyards yea all things which cometh of the Earth in the  season thereof is made for the benefit & the use of man both to  please the eye & to gladden the heart yea for food & for raiment  for taste & for smell to strengthen the body & to enliven the soul  & it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto mn  for unto this end were they made to be used with Judgement  not to excess neither by extortion & in nothing doth man offend  God or against none is his wrath kindeled save those who confess  not his hand in all things & obey not his commandments behold  this is according to the law & the Prophets Wherefore trouble me  no more concerning this matter but learn that he who doeth the  works of righteousness shall receive his reward even peace in this [p. 99]
of Jesus Christ thou shalt serve him thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself thou shalt not steal neither commit adultery nor kill nor do any thing like unto it thou shalt thank the Lord thy God in all things thou shalt offer a Sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in righteousness even that of a broken heart & a contrite spirit & that thou mayest more fully keep thyself unspoted from the world thou shalt go to the house of prayer & offer up thy Sacraments upon my holy day for verily this is a day appointed unto you to rest from your labours & to pay thy devotions unto the most high nevertheless thy vows shall be offered up in righteousness in all days & at all times but remember that on this the Lords day thou shalt offer thine oblations & thy sacraments unto the most high confessing thy sins unto thy brethren & before the Lord & on this day thou shalt do none other thing only let thy food be prepared with singleness of heart that thy fasting may be perfect or in other words that thy Joy may be full verily this is fasting & prayer or in other word rejoicing & prayer & in as much as ye do these things with thanksgiving with cheerful hearts & countenances not (with much laughter for this is sin) but with a glad heart & a cheerfull countenance verily I say that in as much as ye do this the fullness of the Earth is yours the beasts of the fields & the fowls of the air & that which climbeth upon trees & walketh upon the Earth yea & the herb & the good things which cometh of the Earth whether for food or for raiment or for houses or for barns or for orchards or for gardens or for vineyards yea all things which cometh of the Earth in the season thereof is made for the benefit & the use of man both to please the eye & to gladden the heart yea for food & for raiment for taste & for smell to strengthen the body & to enliven the soul & it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto mn for unto this end were they made to be used with Judgement not to excess neither by extortion & in nothing doth man offend God or against none is his wrath kindeled save those who confess not his hand in all things & obey not his commandments behold this is according to the law & the Prophets Wherefore trouble me no more concerning this matter but learn that he who doeth the works of righteousness shall receive his reward even peace in this [p. 99]
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