A 1619 Prophecy
The following prophecy, which is about the Church of God in the last days, was received in the year 1619 and reprinted by George Hawtin. Noone knows who the original author was. It has been reproduced here as it was felt to contain important information concerning the work of the New Covenant.
"There shall be a total redemption by Christ." This is a hidden mystery not to be understood without the revelation of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is at hand to reveal the same unto all holy seekers and loving enquirers. The completion of such a redemption is withheld and abstracted by the apocalyptical (or revelation) seals. Wherefore as the Spirit of God shall open seal after seal, so shall this redemption come to be revealed, both particularly and universally. In the gradual opening of the mystery of redemption in Christ, doth consist the unsearchable wisdom of God; which may continually reveal new and fresh things to the worthy seeker. In order to which the ark of the Testimony in Heaven shall be opened before the end of this age; and the living testimony herein contained shall be unsealed.
The presence of the Divine Ark will constitute the life of this Virgin church, and wherever this body is there must the ark of necessity be. The unsealing of the Living Testimony with the Ark of God, must begin the promulgation of the everlasting gospel of the Kingdom. The proclamation of the testimony will be as the sounding of a trumpet to "alarm" the nations of professed Christendom. Authority shall be given by Christ to the putting an end to all controversies concerning the true church that is born of the New Jerusalem mother. His decision will be the actual sealing of the body of Christ with the name (or authority) of God. Giving them a commission to act by the same. This new Name (or Authority) will distinguish them from the seven thousand names of Babylon.
The election and preparation of this Virgin Church is to be after a secret and hidden manner. As David in his ministry was chosen and anointed by the prophet of the Lord; yet was not admitted to the outward profession of the Kingdom for a considerable time afterward. Of the stem of David a virgin church, which hath known nothing of a man or human constitution, is to be born, and it will require some time for it to get out of the minority and arrive at full and mature age. The birth of the Virgin Church was typified by St. John's vision where the great wonder appeared in Heaven, bringing forth her first born, that was caught up to the throne of God (or identified with the authority of God). For as a virgin woman brought forth Christ after the flesh, so shall a virgin church bring forth the first born after the Spirit, who shall be endowed with the seven spirits of God. This church so brought forth and sealed with the mark of Divine Authority, will have no bonds or impositions; but The Holy Unction among these new born spirits will be all and all.
There is not at this day (1619) visible upon the earth such a church; all profession being found light when weighed in the balances, therefore they are rejected by the supreme judge. Which rejection will be for this cause that out of them may come a new and glorious church. Then shall the glory of God and the Lamb so rest upon this tabernacle, so that it shall be called the Tabernacle of Wisdom, and though it is not now known in visibility, yet it shall be seen as coming out of the wilderness within a short time; then will it go on to multiply and propagate itself universally, not only to the number of the first born but also the remnant of the seed, against whom the Dragon will make war continually. Wherefore the spirit of David shall revive in this church and most especially in some elect members of it as the blossoming root. These will have might given them to overcome the Dragon, and his angels, even as David overcame Goliath and the Philistine army.
This will be the standing up of the great Prince Michael, and will be as the appearing of Moses against Pharaoh, in order that the chosen seed may be brought out of hard servitude. Egypt doth figure this servile creation under which Abraham's seed groans, but a prophet, and the most prophetical generation will the Most High raise up who shall deliver His people by the force of spiritual arms; for which there must be raised certain head powers to bear the first office, who are to be persons in favor with God whose dread and fear shall fall on all nations, visible and invisible because of the mighty acting power of the Holy Spirit which shall rest upon them: for Christ will appear in some chosen vessels to bring into the Promised Land, the New Creation state.
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