...from among papers of Charles Price
Found among the papers of the late Charles Price are these writings:
There shall be a total and full redemption by Christ. This is a hidden mystery not to be understood without the revelation of the Holy Spirit. Jesus is at hand to reveal the same to all holy seekers and loving enquirers.
The completion of such a redemption is withheld and abstracted by the apocalyptical 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 of 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 therein 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 proclamation of the testimony and will be as the sounding of a trumpet to "alarm" the nations of processed 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 Lord! 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 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 appointed 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, (Rev.12:5) 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 and all.
There is not at this day (1916?) 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 glorious church!
Then shall the glory of God in the Lamb so rest upon this typical tabernacle so that it shall be called the tabernacle of wisdom. And though it is not known in the visibility yet but it shall be seen as coming out of the wilderness within a short time. Then will it go to multiply and propagate itself universally, not only to the number of the first born (144,000?), 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 to 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 like the appearing of Moses against organized Pharaoh, in order that the chosen seed may be brought out, under which Abraham's seed groans. But a prophet and the most prophetical generation, will the Most High raise up who shall deliver His elect 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 shall appear in some chosen vessels to bring into the Promised Land.
Thus Moses and Joshua may be considered types of some upon whom the same spirit will fall, yet in greater proportion! Whereby they shall make way for the ransomed of the Lord to return to Mt. Zion.
But none shall stand under God but those who have become the "tried stones", after the pattern and similitude of Christ! This will be a fiery trial, through only a few will be able to pass. Whereby the waiters for this visible breaking forth are strictly charged to hold fast, and wait together in the unity of pure love!
Some trials will be absolute necessity for the clearing away of all remaining infirmities of the natural mind, and the burning away of all wood and stubble nothing must remain in the fire. As a refiners fire so shall He purify the Sons of the Kingdom.
Some will be fully redeemed being clothed upon with a priestly garment after Melchisedec order, qualifying them for governing authority! Therefore it is required on their part to suffer the fanning of the fiery breath, searching every part within them until they arrive at a fixed body from whence the wonders are to flow! -- Upon this body will be the fixation of the Urim and Thummim (Ex.28:30) that are the portion of the Melchisedec priesthood whose descent is not counted in the genealogy of that creation which is under the fall but in another genealogy which is the new creation.
Hence these priests will have a deep inward search and divine sight into secret things of Deity; will be able to prophesy in a clear ground, not darkly and enigmatically, for they will know what is couched in the first originality of all Beings, in the eternal antitype of nature, and will be able to bring them forth according to the divine counsel and ordination!
The Lord sweareth in truth and righteousness, that from Abraham's line, according to the spirit, there shall arise a Holy Seed, produced and manifested in the last age. The mighty spirit of Cyrus is appointed to lay the foundation of this third Temple and support it in the building! (Ezra 1:1-4; Isa.44:28).
There are characteristics and marks whereby the pure, virgin church shall be known and distinguished from all others that are low, false, and counterfeit. There must be a manifestation of the Spirit whereby to edify and raise up this church, whereby bringing heaven down upon them, where their head and majesty doth reign.
And none but those who have ascended and received of His glory can communicate the same, being thereby His representative upon the earth and subordinate priests under Him. Consequently He will not be wanting in qualifying and furnishing certain high and principal instruments who shall be most humble, and little regarded as David, who He will honor with priestly sovereignty, drawing to them the scattered flocks and gathering them into one fold out of the nations.
Therefore there will be a holy ambition stirred up among the bands of believers that they may be of the first fruits unto Him that is risen from the dead, and so be made principle agents for and with Him. They may be the number of the first born of the new Jerusalem mother; all true waiters of His kingdom in spirit, and may be numbered among the virgin spirits, to whom this message appertains, be watchful and quicken your pace!
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