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God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must

7. Who knoweth how soon the Lord shortly be done. Behold, I

will come ? come quickly : blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book : worship God. And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book : for the time is at hand. " He that is unjust, let him 11 To the end of time there will be be unjust still: and he which some, upon whom warning and enis filthy, let him be filthy couragement are alike lost - some,

whom no difficulties deter from holdstill: and he that is righteous, ing still their righteous and holy let him be righteous still : course towards heaven. and he that is holy, let him 12 And shall we lose our reward for be holy still. ^? And, behold, lack of striving ? O God forbid ! I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the

14 How complete the restoration of first and the last. Blessed man effected by the sacrifice of the are they that do his com

Saviour ! Through Him the blessed mandments, that they may

“have right to the tree of life.” have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. 16 I

10 John is this angel, or messenger, Jesus have sent mine angel

as the word means. (See ch. i. 20.) to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and

17 The Holy Spirit and the holy morning star. "And the Spi- Church no sooner hear his voice, derit and the bride say, Come. claring, “Behold, I come quickly," And let him that heareth say,

than their joyful reply is, " ComeCome. And let him that is

even so—come, Lord Jesus !" athirst come.

And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book : 19 and

19 O my reader ! treasure the word if any man shall take away of God—the Book of books : in it from the words of the book thou hast life eternal !


of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly ; Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

When death shall summon thee, and the Lord shall come to judgment, O mayst thou be ready! May thy soul not fear to pour forth the language of the Spirit and the Church—“Even so-come, Lord Jesus !"



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