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confefs his name before my Father, and before his Angels. ver. 7. To the Angel of the church in Philadelphia,These things, faith (a mere man? No! but) HE THAT IS HOLY, HE THAT IS TRUE, he that hath the key of David he that • OPENETH and NO MAN fhutteth, and SHUTTETH, • and NO MAN openeth. I KNOW THY WORKS: • Behold, I (a mere man!) HAVE SET BEFORE thee an open door, and no man can fhut it: for thou haft a little ftrength, and haft kept mỸ WORD, and haft not denied MY NAME (the word and name of a mere man!) Behold, I (a mere man, as I am!) will make them of the fynagogue of Satan, to come and worship at thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Because thou haft kept the word of MY PATIENCE. I ALSO (though but a man!) WILL KEEP THER from the hour of temptation, which fhall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Behold I come quickly! Hold that faft which thou haft, that no man take thy crown-ver, 14. To the Angel of the Church of the Lavdiceans, Thefe things faith the AMEN, the FAITHFUL AND TRUE WITNESS, the BEGINNING (agxn, the principle, origin, head, and governour) oF THE CREATION OF Goo, I (a •-mere man !) KNOW THY WORKS, that thou art neither cold nor hot. So then, because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will fpue thee "out of my mouth.-I counfel thee to buy of me (that is of a mere man 1) gold tried in the fire, that thou mayeft be rich, and white raiment, that thou mayeft be clothed.As many as I love, I (a mere man) rebuke and chasten. Be zealous, therefore, and repent. BEHOLD I (a nere man) STAND AT THE DOOR AND KNOCK. If any man hear my voice and open the door (for I am prefent at the door of all hearts!) I wiLL 16 COME
'COME IN TO HIM, and fup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh, will I ⚫ (though but a man!) grant to fit down with me,, on my throne, even as I alfo overcame, and am fat down with the Father on his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the fpirit faith (that is what Chrift faith by his Spirit) "unto the Churches,' and let him confider, whe ther they are the words of a mere man! And that he may not país a matter of fuch moment ever flightly, let him turn to the laft Chapter of this book, and reflect upon the solemn and awful teftimony borne by the fame perfon, ver. 7, • Behold, I come quickly: Bleffed is he that keepeth the fayings of the Prophecy of this book. ver. 12. Behold, I come quickly, and •my reward (shall we fay the reward of a mere man?) is with me to give every one, according as his work fhall be. I (though viewed by fome as a mere man am ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END, THE FIRST AND "THE LAST.' And let me affure you, I, Jefus, have fent mine Angel to teflify unto you, thefe things in the Churches.' And, if you still be ignorant who I am, and therefore, be in danger of not paying a due regard to my teftimony, let me inform you further, that I am both God and man, both the Son of God, and Son of Man; let me affirm that, "I AM THE ROOT AND OFFSPRING OF DAVID,
AND THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR." And that you may not only give credit to what I fay, but lay it to heart, with that seriousness, which its importance demands, I; the fame perfon, that teftify thefe things, add, Jurely, I come quickly.' Amen, even fo, come Lord Jefus, and give the oppofers of thy Divinity to know, that thou art more than a mere man! Not doubting, Rev. Sir,
but you will join with me, and the church univerfal, in this important petition, and hoping that the time approaches, when the Son of God will appear for himself, and fhew the Universe who, and what he is; I here put a period to this little work, and fubfcribe myself,
Your obedient Servant,
In the fame Chrift Jefus,
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