The Revelation of Jesus Christ by Anne Wentworth, an electronic edition. Edited with an introduction by Vickie Taft
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The Revelation of Jesus Christ
Jer. 13. 15. Hear ye, and give ear, be not proud; for the Lord hath spoken.
Psal. 8. 2. Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
I Cor. 1. 27, 28. God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world, to confound the things which are mighty: And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen; yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.
Psal. 9. 3, 4. When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence. For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.
Mat. 12. 37. By thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.
Here are presented to thee [reader] 1 a few Verses, written by the hand of Anne Wentworth, who thought not to have published any thing this way, till she had made ready her whole Testimony, given her by the Lord Jesus, to declare to the world; but some of these Verses falling into the hand of one, that was once an Enemy to her, they so wrought upon her, that she resolved to have them Printed: but being advised by a Friend, to acquaint Mrs. Wentworth first with it, to the end, it might be done without offence; which she did accordingly, desiring leave of her, to make it this way publick, for the good of Souls. Mrs. Wentworth desired two or three days time, to consider of it; during which time, (as her usual manner is) she in prayer enquired of the Lord, what she should do in this thing: and the Lord answered her, it was his will, that it should be made publick, and therefore bad her, not to oppose it, for it should convince some, who had shamefully reproached, and bitterly reviled, and persecuted her, for obeying the voice of the Lord, and keeping the Commandments of Christ, and that this warning should leave all others without excuse, and that therefore she should not stop it. So when the party came again, she had Mrs. Wentworths free consent: adding, that whoever did question the truth of what is here Printed, she would not be ashamed to own it, as being well assured, that she had received it from the Lord, who hath made her many gracious promises, and hath already fulfilled divers of them; as many that fear the Lord can witness, how wonderfully he hath owned her, though she be rejected by all her Relations, and left by them to shift for her self, yet is not she left by the Lord, who doth wonderfully support and supply her in all her wants, because she hath been obedient to the Divine Revelation, though this obedience of [hers hath been the only cause of her being forsaken (and) reviled] 2 and reproached. But I hope, that these things will have a better effect upon thee, whosoever thou art, which that it may shall be the prayer of thy Souls well-wisher.
1. A handwritten insertion by an anonymous source at the top of page A2 recto.
2. A handwritten insertion by an anonymous source at the end of the introductory material to indicate a missing sentence where the text was cropped at the top of page A2 verso. The word "and" is left out of the handwritten insertion.