Volume 2000/5

 

The Harvest Is Ripe!

"He will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner"

(Mat.3: 12)

 

 

 

 

Introduction:

It is rare to find any minister of our generation who has categorically said the Lord revealed to him or her the exact words in the "Seven Thunders" of the book of Revelation chapter 10. However the prophecy passed to us over the years which once was attributed to Charles Price, and recently been discovered to have come from Jane Leade in the 1600's, portrayed to many in this endtime a confirmation of what the Lord has been doing with individuals in the secret places.

Due to this spiritual confirmation in many quarters, it is wise to visit Jane Leade's other writings. Found in her writing is the bold declaration of the seven thunders as revealed to her.

The following is the extract, preceded by a summary as paraphrased by me.

1st Thunder:

Six days creation comes to its limit.

2nd Thunder:

Here comes the rulers in God's

Kingdom.

3rd Thunder:

Come all in Lamb's book of life - the way is clear to higher Sphere.

4th Thunder:

The Seven Spirits of God shall be endowed to certain elected Saints.

5th Thunder:

Unseal the Tabernacle Testimony. Anointed Ones who can absolve and pronounce remission of Sins.

6th Thunder:

Open up all sealed treasure for the bride is marked. For none but such as are marked can have right to the vast Riches in Wisdom's Bank.

7th Thunder:

Declare the great day of the marriage feast of the Lamb.

Here is the extract for your prayerful study.

Now follows another great Mystery, which I was called upon to look into, concerning the seventh Seal, wherein lies hid the Reward and rich Prize, which though not yet given in Possession, yet the Holy One hath seen it expedient to reveal it, by breathing forth this Word in me, saying, Come thou apart, and sanctify a Fast, touching nothing of the Leaven which is found in the House of fallen Nature; abstain from any other Cup, but what I the Anointed shall fill unto thee, from the burning Sea of Glass, which will be a Lamp to give Light, and perfect Knowledge in the most hidden things that everlasting Wisdom hath hitherto sealed up. For to you who are come to the sixth Seal, and to your burning Elements in the heat of that melting Furnace, these further Secrets are disclosed for the Consolation, who shall hold out in this last Battle-Race for Conquest: Therefore put on your Life-Armour day by day, and continue in the Fight for joy of that which is now revealed, as your Reward; taking all care to abstain from the Leaven of Imaginations, which may stop the Sluice of Revelation in its Purity. The empty Bowl with light burning Oyl began to come in, and became a rising Spring, which did give light to the dark Socket of my Understanding within; and the first thing that was shewed me, was an open Book, written within, and every one of the seven Seals broken; and it was in the Hand of the God-head-man, who said, Come and read what the seven Wonders, which my faithful Witness did declare of in his day of Revelation, which were then to be sealed up, because the Day of their fulfilling was so far off. But now in this present time, there hath been such a fervent heat of flaming Intercession, which hath made all these Seals to melt away, that the Secrets contained in the Book might be opened and made known.

This Living Book, which was presented to my view to read, was the glorified Person of the Lord Jesus, who did now appear to reveal what was sealed up in the seven Thunders. His presence was not terrible, as appearing under the Vail of pure Humanity, where he hides me as in the Clefts of his own Spiritual Body, whilst he talketh with me; who thus said, Thou are come to a deep Knowledge; for here the greatest Good, & highest Being stands unsealed to the introverted Eye of thy Spirit, that can enter into the Light of Eternity, where the Looking Glass of all Mysteries does stand open.

Now the cry of the first Thunder was this: Behold! How the six days Creation is come to its limit, and Man ceaseth to be, being returned into the Eternity of his own Spirit, there to rest in God, while the Number of the Beast is summed up, and his Kingdom finished, with the Ordinances of Day and Night, which take place in this changeable Element, from whence the Craft and Subtilty of Reason doth arise to uphold and maintain the lapsed earthly Life. All which there will be no further need of, according to what the second Thunder doth utter.

The second Thunder uttered as follows; Come and see, who out of the Bed of passive stillness do now arise and come forth all new and immortalized, to rule as Gods in an immutable Creation: These are they who have been exercised in great Tribulation, and lain as dead under the Seals; but they are come to live, and take the Lambís Power to reign in Gods omnipotency, which is the only Instrument they shall play upon, to subdue all inwardly and outwardly: For they are now put in Commission under him, who is come to judge the Quick and Dead, and to remove all things, wherein the Serpents Brood hath been nourished.

The cry of the third Thunder is this; Ho! Come ye whose Names are written in the Lambís Book of Life; The way is all cleared, and the great River Euphrates is dryed up, for to give Passage to the Holy Land, where the Tree of Life shall meet you with its flowing Fruits, whose savour leaves a perpetual Sweetness, and such a strength of Joy as will make you know the Feast of Tabernacles is come indeed with God alone, for to celebrate and keep. The Walls all ranged are with Seraphims, that are appointed for your Guard, to usher you into an higher Sphere, and more magnificent place, than this which was the Seat of the first Paradisiacal Man, where you are to make but your forty days stay: For an higher Orb doth descend as a Cloud to take up the Elders, that have their Throne-Seats prepared in the great Jerusalem City, which is the settled Rest, where no more removing is feared, for there is an indissolvable Link, all fixed in a Co-operating Power, which never shuts up.

The fourth Thunder opened thus unto me, by way of Vision; I saw seven Golden Candlesticks branched out from a Stud of Gold, and each Socket appeared empty; and there came one in the appearance of a Jasper-light, and poured in some sparkling Liquor, and there arose a shining burning, which sent forth Flakes of light very numerous, running up and down like Lightning, so as nothing could contain them, nor prevent them from going whither they would; then was it cryíd in my hearing, What hast thou seen? but the great Wonder of the fourth Thunder, disclosing the fiery Lamps, that are appointed to be fixed in renewed Nature, which are so impowering, that on whomsover they rest, they may act and do whatsoever they will into. For the Concord of these seven Spirits is of that force, as they can save or destroy, bind or loose; they are the seven proper Powers that must make out, who are Godís Co-deified Ones, and commissioned to act in this last Scene of Wonders, in the wonder-City, that shall be all compacted of pure Spirits: Hear and see, ye shall be planted there as the great Cannons; for these Powers will multiply as a great Host, which can cut off this visible World at one stroke: This is the great reserve to be given as a Reward to the suffering Conquerors.

The fifth Thunder cryed, Now unseal the Tabernacle-Testimony; let the eternal Gospel of Love and Peace go forth in the cloven Tongue, which can only speak out what springs from the original Law of restored Nature, to its primary Purity, out of the Fountain of the Deity: Behold, these are the separated and anointed Ones, who have this Gospel-Dispensation as a perpetual rising spring, proceeding from the holy Spirit, who can indeed absolve and pronounce Remission of Sins. For Power will rest upon those who can conveigh the New-Testament-Blood, to heal and deliver from the infective Root of Sin; not in a painted formal Imitation, but there shall go forth a Fire-breath, to send this healing Gospel into the very Center-Root of the sick and sorrowful in Spirit, who under the wound of Sin have laid long for Cure. To which true Royalty and Priesthood, some shall be more eminently ordained, for the gathering in of those who lie under the Babylonish Rubbish, who shall be raised through the out-going Might of the everlasting Testimony in the Blood of the Lambís Life, which is the known Character that only shall be given to them.

The Declaration of the sixth Thunder was thus represented to me; I saw one holding forth a Sapphire Signet, or sealing Stone, with which were to be marked all the Free-born that do belong to the New-Jerusalem; for none but such as are marked can have right to the vast Riches which are concentred in Wisdomís Bank, who to this day hath locked up the Brides Dowry, and will not part with it, till she can come with this Seal upon her Heart, which is now brought out to put the highest impress of Sapphire-Glory, and Purity, that may signifie, that the Lambís Bride is all thus dignified. Oh! Who shall henceforth detain those Riches, Wealth and Honour; which have been treasured up from before the Foundation of the World? For all must now be given up to her command, whether it be in Heaven or Earth, or in the glassy Sea, whether in Heights, or in Depths, or in any of the Eternal Spheres. The sealing Name is everywhere the Authority, that must set all open, which hath been locked up hitherto, because none could bring alone with them the Seal which is now freely brought down of Godís own engraving, and therefore can never be counterfeited; for it bears the lively Portraiture of Father, Son and Spirit, to whom all Riches, Power and Glory are given.

The last Thunder comes in great Power, to declare the Great Day of the Marriage-Feast of the Lamb; The Fountains run now with that Spirit Wine, that was in the Grape before all Time; the choice and precious Fruits, ripened by the Serene and Pure Elements, are prepared, and the Table is covered with all Replenishments, that God himself can set out, to express the Content and Joy he takes to see this consummating Day, wherein Isaac hath brought home his Rebecca into God the Fatherís and Jerusalemís Glory, where henceforth a perpetual Feast of Joy forever is to be kept. Angels now sound your Trumpet-Songs, because the Harvest is reaped and Godís Kingdom come. The Lamb and Bride are now met to maintain a living Fame in another Creation. The Redemption is finished, Salvation is witnessed, and the Mystery of God is unsealed. The Harpers are summoníd to the Holy Quire, with their Sounds and fiery Tongues, that may proclaim the Lamb hath given up the Kingdom consisting of perfect Spirits, that God only may be the top covering of great Majesty, Strength, Wisdom and Glory, in and over all the Inhabitants of this Holy City, which beareth this Name. The Almighty creating Power dwelleth and taketh up his abode here.

Thus were the seven Thunders opened and interpreted to me from the springing Word, upon which I closely waited, and witnessed & felt a sweet & precious anointing and refreshing Joy to come in from every Thunder-Cry. Oh! This is so great, so weighty and rich, and such surprising Goodness, which in this Book of Life is found, which is now unsealing, that no other things any more ought to be minded by us.

Thus the triumphant King and Conqueror (who is possessed of all these Royal Powers and Dignities, that are infolded in these seven Thunders) hath given his Word, that none of these shall fail in any one that hath the mark of the seventh conquering Seal broken up in themselves, to whom joynt-power and authority will be given, in order to the beginning of that Reign, which is to be settled here on Earth, according to the Prophecy in Johnís Revelation, which presseth hard upon me from the Fiery Cloud, that circles round my Spirit for a defensive Banner, which will let nothing of the eclipsing dark Principle come in, whilst the Center deep from the Soulís fiery Essence opens, and the bright Streamers, from the Heart of the glorified Jesus, who meets me in such a peaceable Love-paved-Walk, into which none can come to see or hear what passeth by way of Prospect or Communication; but what, and so much as I am ordered to declare, I shall faithfully give out, according to the mind of my Lord, who sees the effect that shall follow all these Revelations given by him.

 

THE SUPERSENSUAL LIFE

OR

THE LIFE WHICH IS ABOVE SENSE

Two DIALOGUES between a disciple and his Master


(An exert from Jacob Boehme 1600's)


THE FIRST DIALOGUE

The Disciple said to his Master: Sir, How may I come to the Place that I may SEE with God, and may HEAR God speak - to a Life that is above my Senses and Feelings - to the Supersensual Life?

The Master answered and said: Son, when thou canst throw thyself into THAT, where no Creature dwelleth, though it be but for a Moment, then thou HEAREST what God speaketh.

Disciple: Is that Place where no Creature dwelleth near at Hand; or is it afar off? Master: It is IN THEE. And if thou canst, my Son, for a while but cease from all thy OWN Thinking and Willing, then thou shalt hear the unspeakable Words of God. Disciple: How is it that I can hear Him speak, when I stand still from Thinking and Willing?
Master: When thou standest still from the Thinking of SELF, and the Willing of SELF; when both thy Intellect and Will are quiet and passive to the Impressions of the Eternal Word and Spirit; when thy Soul is winged up, and above that which is temporal with the outward Senses and the Imagination being locked up by Holy Abstraction; then the Eternal Hearing, Seeing, and Speaking will be revealed IN THEE; and so God heareth and seeth through thee, being now the Organ of His Spirit; and so God speaketh in thee, and whispereth to thy Spirit, and thy Spirit heareth his Voice. Blessed art thou therefore if that thou canst stand still from SELF-Thinking and SELF-Willing, and canst stop the Wheel of thy Imagination and Senses; for it is hereby that thou mayest arrive at Length to see the great Salvation of God, being made capable of all Manner of Divine Sensations and Heavenly Communications. Since it is nought indeed but thine OWN Hearing and Willing that do hinder thee, so that thou dost not see and hear God. Disciple:
But wherewith shall I hear and see God, for as much as He is above Nature and Creature? Master: Son, when thou art quiet and silent, then art thou as God was before Nature and Creature; thou art that which God then was; thou art that whereof He made thy Nature and Creature: Then thou hearest and seest even with that wherewith God Himself saw and heard in thee, before ever thine OWN Willing or thine OWN Seeing began.
Disciple: What now hinders or keeps me back, so that I cannot come to that, wherewith God is to be seen and heard?
Master: Nothing truly but thine OWN Willing, Hearing, and Seeing do keep thee back from it, and do hinder thee from coming to this Supersensual State or the Life which is above Sense. And it is because thou strivest so against that, out of which thou thyself art descended and derived, that thou thus breakest thyself off, with thine OWN Willing, from God's Willing, and with thine OWN Seeing from God's Seeing. In as much as in thine OWN Seeing thou dost see in thine OWN Willing only, and with thine OWN Understanding thou dost understand but in and according to this thine OWN Willing, as the same stands divided from the Divine Will. This thy Willing moreover stops thy Hearing, and maketh thee deaf towards God, through thy OWN Thinking upon terrestrial Things, and thy Attending to that which is without thee; and so it brings thee into a Ground, where thou art laid hold on and captivated in Nature. And having brought thee hither, it overshadows thee with that which thou willest; it binds thee with thine own Chains, and it keeps thee in thine own dark Prison which thou makest for thyself; so that thou canst not go out thence, or come to that State which is above Nature and above Sense.   Disciple: But being I am in Nature, and thus bound, as with my own Chains, and by my own natural Will; pray be so kind, Sir, as to tell me, how I may come through Nature into the Supersensual and Supernatural Ground, without the destroying of Nature? Master:
Three Things are requisite in order to do this. The First is, Thou must resign up thy Will to God; and must sink thy SELF down to the Dust in His Mercy. The Second is, Thou must hate thy OWN Will, and forbear from doing that to which thy own Will doth drive thee. The Third is, Thou must bow thy Soul under the Cross, heartily submitting thySELF to It, that thou mayest be able to bear the Temptations of Nature and Creature. And if thou doest thus, know that God will speak into thee, and will bring thy resigned Will in to Himself, in the supernatural Ground; and then thou shalt hear, my Son, what the Lord speaketh in thee.
Disciple: This is a hard Saying, Master; for I must forsake the World, and my Life too, if I should do thus.

(Read 1Jn.2:15; Lk.12:31; Lk.14:26)

(To be continued Ö)

Bro. Julius Adewumi

Gospel Distribution Ministry

Box 30387, Phoenix, AZ 85046, USA.

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