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sink from his presence, and the blood of the unrighteous who would have hearkened to his word, had it been sent forth, he will require at thy hands. But if thou doest thy duty, and they hearken not, after they have had my word of warning placed before their eyes, , or sounded in their ears, their blood must be upon their own heads.
The Lord thy God, sendeth forth to earth nothing in vain; nought of all that he giveth to the children of men, shall again return unto him void. He sendeth it forth in mercy, to all such as will receive and obey it, according to the best light they have; and în judgment to all such as willfully refuse to hearken and give ear to the words of solemn warning, which he hath sent forth, stamped with the seal of his everlasting kindness, to aļl who turn and repent, Let him that will, come and partake of the waters of life freely,
For we, his holy and proclaiming Angels, do testify and bear witness, that the Almighty Hand of the Lord God of Heaven is stretched out in wrath, in judgment and in mercy, over the inhabįtants of earth, in a more singular and striking manner,
than ever was done before, since it, by his hand was created,
And we do further testify, to all human beings, who may hear or see the record of our words, that judgments awful, gather rapįdly over the face of the whole earth. And where ever God does find a people, whether they be few, or many, who fear Him, by keeping his commandments, and denying themselves of all ungodliness and every worldly lust, He will surely cover them with the shadow of his wings, and hold them in the hollow of his hand, that his destroying Angels, pass them lightly over.
He is no respecter of persons, farther than their works render them objects of his peculiar delight and protection: this marked distinction for work's sake, his attributes of goodness and justice at all times require him to show. Therefore, put on strength, O thou mortal child of sorrow, and be patient under sufferings, until the will of thy God, in writing this Roll, shall be accomplished.
Six hours in each day, I will distinctly read from the Roll, for thy mortal hand to write; the words thou shalt clearly understand, as I sound them forth to thee; but the rest part of the day, and time, thou shalt labor under severe distress of soul, and great anguish of spirit.
And so thou must be patient in this situation, until I shall have finished reading the Roll, and delivered the word which
WORD OF THE ANGEL TO THE WRITER.
the Lord my God hath given me; and, at times, you will be required to leave writing the Roll, and write the word which is sent forth for immediate application in Zion.
Be not too anxious to get released from thy present scene of sufferings. Do all things in the order that God requires, and then his Almighty Hand will stay and support thee; and I, his Holy Angel, will lead thee safely through the work which I have for thee.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SACRED ROLL,
BY THE HOLY ANGEL.
Reader, hearken! Consider in breathless silence, every subject embraced in the following pages, which you are about to peruse ; for they are the sentences of your Eternal God and Creator.
And as you slowly pass your eyes along these sacred pages, pause, and consider the source from whence this sacred volume was, in mercy, sent forth unto all the inhabitants of the earth; that it is the Eternal Source of all goodness, and of your immortal existence.
Then proceed in solemn fear and reverence, considering, that by the declaration of the Almighty, made in this your day, He has placed before you that word, by which you shall be judged at his eternal bar of justice. And as you treat this, his word, so will He treat you, in the day of his heavy judgment which is at hand, and of which you have a solemn warning, in the sacred pages of this book.
Therefore, prepare, make no delay. And I solemnly warn you, (says the Angel) make not this book a subject of speculation, for money's sake: for God forbiddeth that his sacred givings should be so used by mortals.
Ministers, professing to preach the pure gospel of Christ, are required, by the spirit of God, as soon as they can obtain a copy, to keep one sacred in the pulpit of their house of worship, as directed in the latter part of this book; and to be used accordingly. [See Chap. xxiv. Sec. 50.]
Boards of Foreign Missions, are also required, by his Holy Spirit, to translate correctly, into other languages, (this Sacred Roll,] and print copies sufficient to circulate into all foreign nations,
INTRODUCTION TO THE ROLL. throughout Christendom, and where ever missions have been extended, making charges for the books, sufficient only to remunerate them for their trouble; and this is to be done, if possible, in two years' time from the commencement of the year eighteen hundred forty four, as will be seen towards the close of the Roll. [See Chap. xxvïi Sec. 30.]
All printers, who may have a wish to re-print this book, are under the most solemn chärge, ( aš will be seen by reading it through,) not to alter, add, or diminish, a word herein contained: [See Chap. xxvü Sec. 33.] And to make such charges for the books, of those who may wish to purchase, as will justly compensate them for their expense, and no moře, saith the Holy and Mighty Angel of God.
New Lebanon, Feb. 2, 1843. 12 o'clock. M:
SACRED, SOLEMN AND SEALED ROLL,
OPENED AND READ, BY THE
THE LORD FIRST ANNOUNCES HIMSELF IN HIS TRUE
CHARACTER, TO THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH.
1. The Lord announces himself in his a New Earth, and the humbling of
true character. 8. All creation should pass into oblivion, 12. Of toming in the night as a thief.
rather than one word of God should 14. Of blessing to those who prepared fail.
themselves at his coming, &c. 9. Times and seasons of the accomplish- 16. Mercy always has preceded judgment of God's work, seldom given
ment. to his agents to declare.
17. Of warnings sent forth in this day. 10. Of the fulfillment of God's promise in 18: Character of those through whom sending a Savior into the world.
God reveals his will. 11. Of the creation of New Heavens and
1. I AM THAT I AM, A GOD OF JUSTICE, OF WISDOM, AND OF TRUTH. A GOD OF LONG FORBEARANCE, OF TENDER KINDNESS, AND LOVING MERCY. A GOD OF WHOM YE READ, WHO CREATED THE HEAVENS, AND THE EARTH, AND ALL THAT IS THEREIN.
A God who sent forth the overwhelming deluge, to sweep from the earth's face, even that which I had created in my own image, bearing immortality, because of their gross wickedness, in perverting the order of nature which I had given them.
2. A God that appeared on Sinai's top, and gave my law, engraven upon two tables of stonè; into the hands of my true and faithful servant Moses, for the Children of Israel.
3. A God who fought their battles when they were obedient, and suffered their enemies to prevail when they were disobedient;
4. A God that led them to the promised land, and sent, in my own wisdom unto them, the promised Messiah.
5. A God who hath narrowly watched the doings of the nations and