me by the prayer of faith. And
again, I say unto you, that, if ye de sire the mysteries of the kingdom, provide for
him food and raiment, and whatsoever thing he needeth to accomplish the work,
wherewith I have him; and if ye do it not, he shall remain unto them that have
received him, that I may reserve unto my self a pure people before me.
4. Again I say, hearken ye of my , whom I have appointed; ye are
not sent forth to be taught, but to teach the children of men the things which I have
put into your hands by the power of my spirit; and ye are to be taught from on high
Sanctify yourselves and ye shall be endowed with power, that ye may give even as
I have spoken.
5. Hearken ye, for behold the great day of the Lord is nigh at hand.
For the day cometh that the Lord shall utter his voice out of heaven; the heavens
shall shall shake and the earth shall tremble, and the trump of God shall sound both
long and loud, and shall [say] to the sleeping
nations: Ye saints arise and live: ye sinners stay and sleep until I call again:
wherefore gird up your loins lest ye be found among the wicked. Lift up your
voices and spare not. Call upon the nations to repent, both old and young, both
[bond] and free: saying, Prepare your selves for the
great day of the Lord: for if I, who am a man, do lift up my voice and call upon you
to repent, and ye hate me, what will ye say when the day cometh when the thunders
shall utter their voices from the ends of the earth, speaking to the ears of all
that live, saying: Repent, and prepare for the great day of the Lord? yea, and again,
when the lightnings shall streak forth from the east unto the west, and shall utter
forth their voices unto all that live, and make the ears of all tingle, that
hear, saying these words: Repent ye for the great day of the Lord is come?
6. And again, the Lord shall utter his voice out of heaven, saying:
Hearken, O ye inhabitants nations of the earth, and hear
the words of that God who made you! O ye nations of the earth, how often would I
have gathered you together as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings but ye would
not! How oft have I called upon you by the mouth of my servants; and by the
min istering of angels, and by mine own voice; and by the voice of thunderings;
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