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critical period, and to the Pre-ordained Generation in which single time They shall have a manifest and a literal Demonstration of fulfilment, as recorded, so that He that runs may read and understand.

Although the Authors or Writers of the Chronological Chart under the head of Prophetic Periods, have reduced and defined the present Crisis as the period of the Seventh Trumpet, noticing and quoting

-“ And the seventh Angel sounded and there were great Voices in heaven, saying, · The Kingdoms of this world are become THE KINGDOM of our LORD,' and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.” The Authors of the Chart further assert,—“ This sound of the last trump, at which the dead shall rise, (1 Cor. xv. 52,) and BE JUDGED, (Rev. xi. 18,) We now expect to hear.” In these last quotations and references is shown the greatest confusion and irrelevancy. The sound of the Seventh Trumpet in Revelations the 11th, is not the last Trumpet as spoken of by St. Paul to the Corinthians ; but it is—“ The sound of the Kingdoms of this World (immediately) becoming The Kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ.” And it is the commencement of his Millennial Kingdom, and also that

“He shall reign for ever and ever.” And it is likewise and moreover, the time that the Lord God Almighty takes up His great power and conjointly reigns; for which the Elders which sat upon their Seats before God, fell down and worshipped Him, saying,—as the Prophet in his Vision saw and heard them—“ We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the Nations were angry, and thy wrath is come and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that Thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the Prophets, and to the Saints, and Them that fear thy Name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the Earth. And the Temple of God was opened in Heaven, and there was seen in his Temple the Ark of his Testament."

The Authors of the Chart have evidently been too hasty and inconsiderate in their deductions and conclusions respecting the nature and purport of the Seventh Trumpet. And moreover it seems probable they have overlooked and not estimated, that,-it is the Seventh VIAL poured out into the Air, which is far more consummatory in its effects towards Men; and when poured out, it will probably accomplish the Prophecy of Old time that,-“ Within a year according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail."

Had the Chart Writers waited for the present time, and rather apparent sounding of the Sixth Trumpet,—They might have found abundant more reason for assigning the Command for letting “ Loose the four Angels bound in the great river Euphratesprepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and

year, for to Slay the Third part of men.” And it may be found that the Three first spaces have literally had their accomplishment and have been filled up, as limited to the Prophecy : and that there only remains the last, and in all probability the present Year,“ to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the Earth.” Rev. vi. 8. But the wild and heterogeneous assumption that the commencement and duration of the Sixth trumpet consisted of a period of 391 years 15 days !is, as extravagant and heterodox an averment as any Misconstruction anywhere to be found. And beside the incoherence and mischief of forcibly dragging into the sixth, an Interpretation that belongs only to the fifth Trumpet.

Of which Fifth Trumpet it is written that, from the smoke that arose out of the bottomless pit, came forth Locusts, which for Five months should torment those Men which had not the seal of God in their foreheads. Rev. ix. Thus this Prophecy of God was confined to 5 Months, simply 150 days,—which the Malignant Prophecy of Men has converted to 150 years ! —and those years extended as they say, to Prophetic Years and days amounting to 391 years 15 days!! Nevertheless, the Prophecy of the Apocalypse must have " a short,” clear, plain and literal fulfilment And which alone will confirm the Authority and Truth of God; and therefore, to the upsetting of all the Sophistry of the Learned, and the vain and delusive Interpretations of Men.

In refutation of this wild bereavement and reflection on the words of Scripture Testimony ; there are many yet living of the present Generation that can well remember the Prophecy having been fulfilled in its minutiæ of character, time, and circumstance. This too, may vividly be brought before them, by reminiscence of the Trial of the Royal Duke that took place in the Parliamentary Court or Pit,—to the great annoyance of the King and many of the People: But which occurrence however, irresistibly accomplished the Prediction in the Earth.

Unquestionably there are many who remember that a certain Colonel, (Wardle) answering to the truth of the Vision of the Evangelist that he saw,= “ A Star fall from the Political) heaven unto the Earth: and to him was given the Key of the Bottomless Pit. And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a Smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great Furnace ; and, in the Political Element, the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.”-All this may be recollected, and the consternation that ensued.

The Prophecy further announces that,—The Locusts that came out of the smoke upon the earth ; unto them was given power, as the Scorpions of the earth have power.”—“ And that they should torment Men for five Months.” And many will remember that a certain General (Clavering) who thought he could and would give complacent and voluntary evidence, was so teased and vexed by their perplexing examinations ; and thereby, being, as presumed, betrayed into prevarication, they sent him to Prison,to Newgate.

And freshly it may be remembered that, Donavon, another evidence and witness said, and signified, “ He would sooner lose every shilling that he had in the World” than undergo again the stinging and Scorpion-like torment that he had experienced. From the time of “the Smoke arising out of the bottomless pit,” the Trial absorbed the attention and business of the House, and continued to agitate it for the Prophetic literal, and specified time and period of FIVE MONTHS;—and then the Session closed. Away then with the abandoned Vilifiers, which lie against God's words and truths by their unwarrantable procrastinations of his declared times and seasons -Anathematized be their equivocating phrases and expressions which cloud and destroy God's Truths, but which in effect recoil, and will prove that they are themselves Apostates and the Liars. And as the Lord God himself hath said—“ Men shall know whose words shall stand, Mine, or Their's.”

The wilful misinterpretations of the living Propheticals will find overwhelming and insurmountable reason to be ashamed; when they shall see and find that,—The Prophecy of the Apocalyptic Book from

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