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No he did fall, I tell you all;
And so his offspring came
Which was the Fall of Man;
What murdering sons were there.
Where Promise great to them I make ;
To gain the PROMIS'D LAND. The Promise first for Man to burst;
The Serpent's curse appear; Then all may say another way,
"We see the Promise clear: "A David's Reign doth now begin "In happiness to burst;
"We see the curse remov'd from men,
Upon the Serpent cast.”
Then children free all men will see,
Like Solomon appear;
That is in WISDOM great to be,
When I destroy the Root,
Then Satan must stand mute.
"I've had my time I now to find,
He would not let them stand:
A Promise great to Man ?
I see they cannot stand,
The land of Canaan there,
Sin did abound in every sound,
Like Adam's Fall, I tell you all,
I tell you, no: it was not so,
And know the Promise I made there,
Then Esau strong from him to come→→
While Satan's reign I do prolong,
The Promise stands for all :
Now I'll begin from what thou'st seen,
After part of this Communication was given, that the ponderings of Joanna's heart were answered, Joanna said that the Light of the Lord broke in so strong and clear upon her, that she said she saw the Foundation was laid clear in the Fall; and if men took away that Foundation, it was like taking the foundation of a house: that if you go and dig round a house, and dig away all the foundation that it stands upon, where would your house be? must it not fall to the ground? And is it not likely to fall upon those that digged away the first! foundation? Just so, Joanna saith, is the Bible. If you take away the Foundation the Lord laid in the Beginning, and the Promises he made in the Fall, you destroy your Bibles, like the house
THE OLD PROPHET'S DECEIT.
And the Foundation I have laid,
So I'll end here and say no more,
Here ends Sunday night, September 23, 1804.Taken from Joanna Southcott's mouth, by me,
Monday, September 24, 1804.
JOANNA has been reading, since the morning, through the first Book of Kings, and began the second; but could by no means help her feelings being provoked with the perverseness of men, after the great promises the Lord had made them, and the extreme grandeur the Lord had filled the kings with, and the promise he had made them, if they continued in his statutes; and the threatenings pronounced against them, if they departed from them. But with what perverse hearts they did depart, one king after the other, though they were warned by the prophets, what judgments should follow them, if they did depart from them; and yet they continued worse and worse. The more Joanna reads her Bible, the more she is convinced, that nothing will free men from sin and sorrow, and bring them to happiness and union with God, till the Power of the Devil is destroyed, which is the root of all evil. But one thing Joanna was afraid for herself, whether she did not commit sin in her heart, concerning the old prophet's deceiving the young prophet. 1 Kings, xii. For Joanna could not