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LONG. WISHED-FOR
R Evo LUTION

EXPLAINED. .

March 22, 1806.

I SHALL shew, in the following pages, what Revolution may be wished for, or what may be wished of a Revolution, to complete the happiness of mankind. Can we say that it alludes to nations, kings, or empires 2 all men of reason must answer, no; in every age of the world we read of revolutions; and of many kings having been destroyed by their subjects; but did this bring happiness to mankind? all men must answer, no : sin and sorrow went on the same, after all the revolutions that have taken place, where men have revolted against their kings; and the same we see now, by the revolution in France: they destroyed their king, and nations were involved in blood, and another monarch was established with more power of destruction than the form-r; then can men say this is the long-wishedfor revolution, to involve nations in blood, to in . crease their load heavier than before ?'. This cannot be wished for, in any reasonable mind; and none but a wicked and malicious spirit can wish for this. The only wished-for revolution, that can be attended with happiness to mankind, is to wish for the destruction of our Spiritual Enemy; and for every one to rise against him, by prayers and peti-, tions to the Lord, to fulfil his promise made in the Fall, that Satan's power may be destroyed. By their seeing the evil that sin hath done, by seeing the

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sorrow it daily creates, and by seeing what an enemy he is to mankind, and, how he works in their hearts to be at enmity against God, where all our hopes of happiness lie, this is the only revolution that ought to arise in our hearts against the power of evil; that we may be freed from it; and that our delight may be to walk with the Lord, as he hath said his delight shall be with the sons of men; and in our hearts wish for what our Saviour taught us to pray—that his kingdom may come, and that his will may be done upon earth, as it is in heaven; that we may serve the Lord with chearfulness and singleness of heart; to have an union and communion with our God; and that he will deliver us from evil; because in His HAND is all the Power, and to him we wish to give all the GLoRY, to say the kingdom is his own; that the kingdoms of this world may

become the kingdoms of the Living God, and for

the power of evil to be destroyed, is the only revolution that can be in the heart, to make us happy in time or eternity. And This Revolution is now wished for by all those who wish to inherit the Thee of Life, which the Lord preserved for man in the beginning, that we might be no longer filled with the carnal mind, that is at enmity against God, but, as children of God, be at enmity against the Serpent, that seduced our first parents, by subtle arts, to disobey and fall from happiness, and who hath been as a roaring lion ever since, seeking whom he may devour. Now, in our hearts, to revolt against him, is the only revolution that can be wished for, to make us happy; and this revolution in the heart, as spoken of in the Scriptures, must first be established before our happiness can take place, in this world of sin and sorrow. CHR1st must be the DESIRE of Nations, before the Desire of Nations will come. Now, when men's hearts are filled with love, longing for the coming of their Lord, to see his name run fect state of innocence and happiness, which he was created for at first : and the desire of men's hearts is to come to the knowledge of the Lord, that they may walk in the light of his countenance, and be one with God, and God with them; then will be the long-wished-for revolution planted in the hearts of men against the power of evil. This is the only revolution by which we can attain to our happiness, to revolt against sin, and be wishing for the comin of our Lord. Mark what is said in St. Luke's ão xvi. 13. “No servant can serve two masters; for cither he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other: ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Now here, from the Scriptures of Truth, we are assured, there will be a revolution in the heart against the power of evil, in those who wish to be guided by the pow ER of God: They will love the Lord and hate the evil, that is at enmity against God; and the eyes of their understanding will be opened, to see who was the author in the beginning, that strove to cause enmity between God and man, and who worked in the heart of Cain to be at enmity against his brother. Thus we may see the eyes of men's undera standing will be opened to discern the whole, when the Scriptures of Truth are fulfilled. Mark Rev. xii. 9, 10, 11. “The great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, which deceiveth the whole world.—And I heard a loud voice, saying in heaven, Now is 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. And - they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and | by the word of his testimony.” Here we are assured, from the Scriptures of Truth, what a glorious revolution will arise in the hearts of believers against the grand enemy of mankind, when they are kinging for the kingdom of their God; for they

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sorrow it daily creates, and by seeing what an enemy he is to mankind, and, how he works in their hearts to be at enmity against God, where all our hopes of happiness lie, this is the only revolution that ought to arise in our hearts against the power of evil; that we may be freed from it; and that our delight may be to walk with the Lord, as he hath said his delight shall be with the sons of men; and in our hearts wish for what our Saviour taught us to pray—that his kingdom may come, and that his will may be done upon earth, as it is in heaven; that we may serve the Lord with chearfulness and singleness of heart; to have an union and communion with our God; and that he will deliver us from evil; because in His HAND is all the Pow ER, and to him we wish to give all the GLoRY, to say the kingdom is his own; that the kingdoms of this world may become the kingdoms of the Living God, and for the power of evil to be destroyed, is the only revolution that can be in the heart, to make us happy in time or eternity. And This Revolution is now wished for by all those who wish to inherit the TREE of LIFE, which the Lord preserved for man in the beginning, that we might be no longer filled with the carnal mind, that is at enmity against God, but, as children of God, be at enmity against the Serpent, that seduced our first parents, by subtle arts, to disobey and fall from happiness, and who hath been as a roaring lion ever since, seeking whom he may devour. Now, in our hearts, to revolt against him, is the only revolution that can be wished for, to make us happy; and this revolution in the heart, as spoken of in the Scriptures, must first be established before our happiness can take place, in this world of sin and sorrow. CHR1st must be the DEs IRE of NATIONs, before the Desire of Nations will come. Now, when men's hearts are filled with love, longing for the coming of their Lord, to see his name run and be glorified, that man may return to that perfect state of innocence and happiness, which he was created for at first : and the desire of men's hearts is to come to the knowledge of the Lord, that they

may walk in the light of his countenance, and be .

one with God, and God with them; then will be the long-wished-for revolution planted in the hearts of men against the power of evil. This is the only revolution by which we can attain to our happiness, to revolt against sin, and be wishing for the comin

of our Lord. Mark what is said in St. Luke's 3. xvi. 13. “No servant can serve two masters; for cither he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other: ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Now here, from the Scriptures of Truth, we are assured, there will be a revolution in the heart against the power of evil, in those who wish to be guided by the pow ER of God: They will love the Lord and hate the evil, that is at enmity against God; and the eyes of their understanding will be opened, to see who was the author in the beginning, that strove to cause enmity between God and man, and who worked in the heart of Cain to be at enmity against his brother. Thus we may see the eyes of men's understanding will be opened to discern the whole, when the Scriptures of Truth are fulfilled. Mark Rev. xii. 9, 10, 11. “The great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, which deceiveth the whole world.—And I heard a loud voice, saying in heaven, Now is 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. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of his testimony.” Here we are assured, from the Scriptures of Truth, what a glorious revolution will arise in the hearts of believers against the grand enemy of mankind, when they are knging for the kingdom of their God; for they

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