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The Revelation of Jesus Christ by Anne Wentworth, an electronic edition. Edited with an introduction by Vickie Taft

by Anne Wentworth [Wentworth, Anne]

date: 1679
source publisher:
collection: Early Modern through the 18th Century

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Revelation XVII. August 18.

1679

In the morning upon my Bed the Lord spake thus unto me, and made me write it down, as soon as I was up, before I was ready; Thus he said:
If thy Enemies be angry at my Word,
Then angry they must be still;
For in Judgment will I the Lord
Meet them and do what is my will.For their rejecting my Word, and fighting with me,
I the Lord will fight with all of them for thee,
And leave neither Root nor Branch
110 to stand,
But cut them off out of the Land:
If they do not quickly repent,
No Life to them shall be lent.

Notes

110. Malachi 4:1: "For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch." For other instances where Wentworth uses this phrase to describe the complete destruction of her enemies, see also "Revelation XVII" in this text and A true Account, 19, C3.

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