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Haggai, ii. 6. For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;
7. And I will shake all nations, and the Desire of all nations shall come and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.
21. Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;
Hebrews, xii. 26. Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
Habakkuk, ii. 1. I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
2. And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Ezekiel, xvii. 22. Thus saith the Lord GOD, I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon a high mountain and eminent:
23. In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.
Jeremiah, xxxi. 4. Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
6. For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.
9. They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them; I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father of Israel, and Ephraim is my first-born.
10. Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
11. For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
12. Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their souls shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
13. Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
Chap. xxx. 23. Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.
24. The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: In the latter days ye shall consider it.
Zechariah, xiii. 1. In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.
Chap. xiv. 13. And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbor, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbor.
Amos, vii. 7. Thus he shewed me and behold, the LORD stood upon a wall made by a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand.
8. And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? and I said, A plumb-line. Then said the LORD, Behold, I will set a plumb-line in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:
Chap. viii. 1. Thus hath the Lord GoD shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.
Zephaniah, i. 12. And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.
13. Therefore, their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof.
14. The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.
15. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
16. A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.
Chap. iii. 8. Therefore, wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
Joshua, vi. 6. And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD.
15. And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times.
16. And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city.
20. So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
Judges, vii. 16. And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand, with empty pitchers, and lamps within the pitchers.
20. And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon.
21. And they stood every man in his place round about the camp; and all the host ran, and cried, and fled.
22. And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set
every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host:
II. Esdras, i. 37. I take to witness the grace of the people to come, whose little ones rejoice in gladness: and though they have not seen me with bodily eyes, yet in spirit they believe the thing that I say.
38. And now, brother, behold what glory; and see the people that come from the east:
Chap. xiv. 38. And the next day, behold, a voice called me, saying, Esdras, open thy mouth, and drink that I give thee to drink.
39. Then opened I my mouth, and behold, he reached me a full cup, which was full as it were with water, but the color of it was like fire.
40. And I took it, and drank an when I had drunk of it, my heart uttered understanding, and wisdom grew in my breast, for my spirit strengthened my memory:
41. And my mouth was opened, and shut no more.
42. The Highest gave understanding unto the five men, and they wrote the wonderful visions of the night that were told, which they knew not: and they sat forty days, and they wrote in the day, and at night they ate bread.
43. As for me, I spake in the day, and I held not my tongue by night.
44. In forty days they wrote two hundred and four books.
45. And it came to pass, when the forty days were fulfilled, that the Highest spake, saying, The first that thou hast written publish openly, that the worthy and unworthy may read it:
46. But keep the seventy last, that thou mayest deliver them only to such as be wise among the people:
47. For in them is the spring of understanding, the fountain of wisdom, and the stream of knowledge.
48. And I did so.
Chap. xv. 1. Behold, speak thou in the ears of my people the words of prophecy, which I will put in thy mouth, saith the Lord:
2. And cause them to be written in paper: for they are faithful and true.
3. Fear not the imaginations against thee; let not the incredulity of them trouble thee, that speak against thee. Sec. 2. These passages the most clearly show the nature of the
work of inspiration and revelation, in the present day, among the people of God.
3. Therefore, saith the Lord, learn true wisdom, O ye people, and let your hearts seek understanding. The foregoing passages illustrate, in a small measure, that which is about to take place on the earth; and also the work which my Almighty hand is doing in Zion, and will continue so to do, in my own wisdom; and the operations of my spirit shall break out in strange and divers manners, among the nations of the earth.
THE SUBJECT CONTINUED.
1. Of the pouring out of the spirit of 28. Mankind vainly to look for mercy, after God upon earth.
slighting God's offers.
29. Eternal collision between flesh and
2. Beware of fighting against God. 6. Of running into wildness.
7. Forewarnings of the operations of the 30. spirit of God.
15. The effects of the same.
18. Mortals never commissioned to usurp authority over the souls of the children of men.
Of delaying the day of preparation.
Of exceptionable characters being wrought upon by the power of God. 37. The blessings of Providence used both for good and evil purposes. Things proved by fruits.
Of the fulfillment of prophecies.
The manner the spirit of God is suffered to be poured out upon many. 42. Some chosen vessels run aground, for lack of wisdom.
22. Of the laws of man.
23. Of the law of grace.
24. Of the operations of the spirit of God 39.
abroad in the earth.
25. God's work will prove itself.
1. Hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God, all nations, kindreds, tongues and people. The Great I AM is beginning to pour out his spirit upon the earth; and many will be struck with consternation at what they behold; and many will be provoked in their spirits, to persecute and abuse those who are the subjects of strange and mysterious operations.
2. But take heed to your doings, all ye people, lest, unhappily for