Julian Period, 4799. Vulgar Æra, 96.

4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of hea Asia Minx. ven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Julian Period, 4799.



$32. REV. xiii. 1-10..

Valgar Era, The third Division of the little Book, in which the Agent of the evil Spirit, which persecuted the true Church of God 1260 Years, is described by characteristics exclusively applicable to the Power of Rome, which describe the Papal Representatives, or Successors of the Potentates who have exercised secular Dominion over that City.

1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a
beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten
horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads
the name of blasphemy.

2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard,
and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as
the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave
him his power,
and his seat, and great authority.

3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to
death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the
world wondered after the beast.

4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

§ 33.

REV. xiii. 11, to the end.
The fourth Division of the little Book, in which is repre-
sented the spiritual Dominion of the Church of Rome,
supported and sanctioned by the secular Powers of Europe
during the 1260 Years.

11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the
earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake
as a dragon.


X x


Asia Minor.

Julian Pe- 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast Asia Minor. riod, 4799. before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell

Vulgar Æra,


therein to worship the first beast whose deadly wound
was healed.

13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh
fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of


14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

16 And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads :

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six.

$ 34. REV. xiv. 1-13.

The fifth Division of the little Book contains a Representa-
tion of the depressed Condition of the spiritual Church of
God during the 1260 Years-The Reformation by Lu-
ther-The present Efforts of England to enlighten Man-
kind; and a future still more successful opposition to
Popery, are probably predicted under the Representation
of three Angels, appealing to Mankind.

1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount
Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand,
having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb withersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first-fruits unto God and to the Lamb.

Julian Pe



5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are Asia Minor. riod, 4799. without fault before the throne of God. Vulgar Era, 96.

6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,

7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:

11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

12 Here is the patience of the saints; here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

13 And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

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The Contents of the little Book having been related, the
Prophet proceeds to the sounding of the third woe Trum-
pet, when the seven Vials are to be poured out, or the
seven Thunders to sound, which the Angel forbade St.
John to write (Rev. x. 4.) till he had revealed the Pre-
dictions of the little Book-It was declared (chap. x. 7.)
that the Mystery of God should be completed in the Days
of the Voice of the seventh Angel-The terrible Events
which shall precede the establishment of the Kingdom of
Christ, at the end of the 1260 Years, are related under
the Emblems of the Vintage, and the Harvest of the Wrath
of God; and the Triumph of the Church of God, after
the completion of his Judgments is anticipated.

14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon

Julian Pe- the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his Asia Minor. riod, 4799. head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. Vulgar Era,


15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap: for the harvest of the earth is ripe.

16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.

17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.

19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great wine-press of the wrath of God.

20 And the wine-press was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the wine-press, even unto the horse-bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues: for in them is filled up the wrath of God.

2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire; and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty: just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

§ 36.

REV. XV. 5-8. xvi. 1.
The seventh woe Trumpet, which was described in the first
Part of the Vision concerning the 1260 Years, as sound-
ing after the completion of the progress of the Moham-
medan Powers, (which finally ceased in 1698, Rev. xi.
15-18.) and which terminated the Prophetic History
of the Eastern Empire, till the time of the overthrow
of that Religion, now sounds; and seven Angels are
represented as preparing the Vials of God's Wrath,
to punish the Earth, the Mohammedan, Papal, and Infi-
del Powers, before the Day of universal Christianity be-
gins. 1698-1860.

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