(The Revelation) 01 - Cover
E S S A Y
Unsealing, Opening and Discovering
Seven Seals, the Seven Thunders,
and the New-Jerusalem State.
By J. LEAD.
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(The Revelation) 02 - The Epistle DEDICATORY.
To the Living Stones gathered, and to be gathered to Christ, the Foundation Stone; wherever hid, scattered and dispersed, who are Elected in GOD for the New-Jerusalem-Glory and Mount-Zion-Church;
All Love, Grace, Peace and Joy be multiplied from HIM wh ... read more
(The Revelation) 03 - An Advertisement to the R E A D E R.
THIS Book is an Explication upon the Apocalypse, very Different from All that have been Before. It contains in it many things Uncommon, some of which are indeed hard to be uttered; and therefore difficult to be comprehended, except perhaps by some Few tha ... read more
(The Revelation) 04 - THE AUTHORS P R E F A C E TO THIS Second Edition.
§.1. THE Most High GOD, who in His Wisdom and Providence, did give the first Birth to the Manifestations, and Revelations, containd in this Book, and opend a way for their Publication; has now the Second Time moved for the Reprinting of them, by such as ... read more
(The Revelation) 05 - 40 PROPOSITIONS
Needful to be Considerd by them
that would read with Profit this
Book of the Revelation of Revelations.
I. There is a Mystical and Magical Sense of St. Johns Revelations, as well as a Literal and Ecclesiastical.
II. It is called Mystical, ... read more
(The Revelation) 06 - The INTRODUCTION.
It was in my Purpose to have suspended, as yet, any further manifestation of the Revelation that still followed me, and I would have hid the Golden Talent only for an Increase in its own invisible Ground, from whence it opend at first, till such time as ... read more
(The Revelation) 07 - CHAP. I.
(Octob. 26. 1679.) I feel the Divine Agent, that works mightily in Holy separated Souls and Minds, driving on to make way for what is yet behind, in reference to the manifestation of that Kingdom, which now the Lord is about to restore in his Saints: and ... read more
(The Revelation) 08 - CHAP. II.
[November 16.] THE Holy One, according to his friendly way and manner of Visitation, did after all this, exceedingly comfort, and strengthen me to maintain his right of Conquest, over all that which yet is left to vex, and awaken Anxiousness, or any Fear ... read more
(The Revelation) 09 - CHAP. III.
[November 28.] Hereupon followed a further discovery, to let me know the Royal Freedom of the spiritual Seed proceeding from the New-Jerusalem, as the Virgin-Bride of God; who tho come down into this visible Birth of Time, yet was before all Time, in the ... read more
(The Revelation) 10 - CHAP. IV.
[December, about the Beginning, 1679.] THE Hand of the Lord was strong upon me still, and took me up into an high and lofty Place, where I saw a burning Furnace, which appeared all Blue like the airy Clouds, and the Lord walking in it to and fro, who said ... read more
(The Revelation) 11 - CHAP. V.
The opening of the first Seal,
Rev. 6. ver. 1, 2.
AT the opening of the first Seal, the Spirit of Faith came forth to encounter with the fearful and unbelieving Spirits, that set before me an Impossibility of ever reaching to a Paradisical Purity and ... read more
(The Revelation) 12 - CHAP. VI.
The Mystery of the Trumpets Synchronizing with the Seals; And in particular of the sixth Trumpet.
Thus I have been driven on according to Experience and Revelation, to open the Mystical Meaning of what is Written in the Revelation, according as it is t ... read more
(The Revelation) 13 - CHAP. VII.
The Mystical Meaning of the Two Seas.
Rev. 15.2 and 13.1.
AS I was collecting in my Mind the near approaching time for the manifestation of this great Overturning, which is to bring in the overflowing stream of Christs Kingdom into the Overcomers: B ... read more
(The Revelation) 14 - CHAP. VIII.
The seventh Seal shewn by way of Vision,
some space of time after the opening
of the other Seals.
Now follows another great Mystery, which I was called upon to look into, concerning the seventh Seal, wherein lies hid the Reward and rich Prize, whic ... read more
(The Revelation) 15 - CHAP. IX.
The first Thunder.
Now the cry of the first Thunder was this; Behold how the six days Creation is come to its limit, and Man ceaseth to be; being returned into the Eternity of his own Spirit, there to rest in God: while the Number of the Beast is summe ... read more
(The Revelation) 16 - CHAP. X.
The Mystery opened of the thousand years Reign.
Thus the Triumphant King and Conqueror (who is possessed of all the Royal Powers and Dignities, that are unfolded in these seven Thunders) hath given his Word, that none of these shall fail ... read more
(The Revelation) 17 - CHAP. XI.
[January 2d. 1682.] MUch and free Communication I had with the Lord this Night, and a Cloud of Light appeared in me, which raised my hope higher; I had also many Queries satisfied. Then there appeared to me a pitched Standard, which reached from the Earth ... read more
(The Revelation) 18 - CHAP. XII.
The First was a circling Cloud of Light, from whence uncessant Revelation would spring, and open what was never known before, concerning the invisible Scenes of Glory, to which the mortal Man hath been altogether a stranger, not having ... read more
(The Revelation) 19 - CHAP. XIII.
THE fore-going Properties, is that which makes way for the Reign of Christ in Personal Power and Glory, which is now the great thing to be waited for, as the End and Consummation of all that hath been revealed. In the bare discovery of which we are not to ... read more
(The Revelation) 20 - CHAP. XIV.
THE grand Query after all that hath been revealed, concerning the Reign of Christ in his Saints, is this, Where this Government shall be pitched? It is an ancient Scripture-Prophecy, that Judah shall reign with God, for he is faithful with the Saints. The ... read more
(The Revelation) 21 - CHAP. XV.
[Jan. 22. 1680] THE sum of all these Discoveries, concerning the Reign of Christ, must be terminated in the Virgin seed. Eves lost Chastity regained will produce a new Generation, to whom this Kingdom shall be committed in trust. This was revealed from t ... read more
(The Revelation) 22 - CHAP. XVI.
Feb. 1. 1680
HEre follows a further Advertisement from Him, who is come to fulfill old Prophesies in the substance of his own Person, that is Born of the Virgin; from whom we may expect the perfecting of that, which all fore-going Ministrations and Man ... read more
(The Revelation) 23 - CHAP. XVII.
Feb. 8. 1680.
Now we are advanced one step higher towards Wisdoms heavenly Throne, from whence her Golden Scepter is stretched forth to lay hold on, which passeth through and beyond every elementary Cloud, which the sensitive Life hath raised, so as w ... read more
(The Revelation) 24 - CHAP. XVIII.
Upon the close of this Subject, I had renewed again from the Person of my Lord, a fiery Shower; that did fall as the dropping Rain from the Holy Ghost, to refresh and bring up what hath been sown by the former Revelations, which is to be looke ... read more
(The Revelation) 25 - Chap. XIX.
March 5. 1680.
A further Revelation upon the Last Subject, which I thought had been concluded, but the running Oil doth spring a fresh for an Addition, that so all help might be ministered, by way of Manuduction, to such high Spirited Souls, as shall r ... read more
(The Revelation) 26 - CHAP. XX.
[Margin note: A fresh Prophetical opening
upon this subject.]
A further Addition to the former Subject. Know then, that as in a miraculous way, This will be made as healing Waters from out of the Threshold of the Sanctuary, that shall re ... read more
(The Revelation) 27 - CHAP. XXI.
Here follows a high ravishing Communion with the Trinity enjoyd: but receive it not as an Elevation, but from a Spirit translated as into another light Region: the half of which is not to be expressed, which was here enjoyed.
April 16. 1680.
The Th ... read more
(The Revelation) 28 - CHAP. XXII.
April 24. 1680.
SInce my Apartment to be Alone, a full Concourse doth now continually meet me; even such Company, as makes me spend my Hours and Days with all spiritual Mirth and Joy. For I am now come in truth (without Flattering, or crackling Sparks, ... read more
(The Revelation) 29 - CHAP. XXIII.
Here follow the Divine Openings of the Reign
and Kingdom of the LOVE.
May 3. 1680
HAving been exercised for some considerable time, in the Prophetical Office and Ministration, from the Spirit of Revelation, as my Writings bear witness; concerning ... read more
(The Revelation) 30 - CHAP. XXIV.
May 23. 1680.
KNow, whoever ye be; that are made willing to venture the loss of all to arrive at this Pearl of Charity, that you shall most surely find it: and great rejoicing there will be at the finding of this lost Groat. Indeed for this the House o ... read more
(The Revelation) 31 - CHAP. XXV.
June 10. 1680.
The State of the Priesthood of the
Order of Melchisedeck.
HAving passed through Loves Region and Dominion, we are come to set forth (according to the Gift still bestowed upon us) the Glorious State of the everlasting Priesthood of C ... read more
(The Revelation) 32 - CHAP. XXVI.
This was a lively express and manifestation of the Everlasting and unchangeable Priesthood, which the Holy Ghost will build up; and appear All in it: And therefore is come before-hand to open the Scene of it; and to give Rules to direct in the Way, which ... read more
(The Revelation) 33 - CHAP. XXVII.
The First Rank of the Priesthood.
THe first and lower Rank, which may be considered in Dedication, are those of the Priesthood, who yet be conscious of Sin and Transgression, committed under the first Covenant, according to the similitude of Adams Tra ... read more
(The Revelation) 34 - CHAP. XXVIII.
BUT now we come we to describe what this Holy Function stands chargeable withal; as also the Dignity, Power and Pre-eminences which doth attend it. Every High-Priest, taken from Men, is ordained in things pertaining to God, that he may offer Gifts and Sac ... read more
(The Revelation) 35 - CHAP. XXIX.
A Prophecy concerning a New Disciplehood.
THE Spirit of Prophecy spake thus to me expressly, as the Close of this subject, saying, I will chuse a Disciplehood to be raised yet upon the Earth again, who shall know me in my inward Spiritual Figure: as in ... read more
(The Revelation) 36 - CHAP. XXX.
[Margin note: Object. I.]
THE first Objection that meets me, asks, How, and after what Manner, are these great and deep Mysteries revealed, and made known? for we are in doubt whether any since the Apostles days can have so pure and clean a Discovery o ... read more
(The Revelation) 37 - CHAP. XXXI.
[Margin note: The Most Certain way of true Revelation.]
BUT now I shall come to describe the true and more certain way of divine Openings and Revelations. Know then, where Holy Consecrations and special Separations, as the foregoing Preparation have be ... read more
(The Revelation) 38 - The CONCLUSION.
In the hopeful Expectation of which, I have been driven to disclose these great and deep Secrets, being assured, That this Generation shall not pass away before there shall be a fulfilling of what hath been revealed, and Prophecyed of, in this little Trac ... read more
(The Revelation) 39 - A P P E N D I X.
A Resolution of some Questions
Sent to the Author, while
this Book was Reprinting.
Q.1. Whether in the DIARY, Part I. Page 251 & 252, also 378. Oct. 5. (in the English Edition) may not also be understood the Outward Babylon?
Answ. It may so: yet ... read more
A Living Funeral Testimony
Death Overcome, and Drowned, in the Life of Christ, &c.
S E C T. 1.
HAVING an Excitement from the Superiour Wisdom of God to Recollect, and make Observation of the various Passages, and peculiar Providences, ... read more
A Revelation of the Everlasting Gospel Message
That which was from the Beginning, Declare me unto you, that God is Love. But if that be his Everlasting and Immutable Nature, it may be Demanded, What then is that Wrath of God which is to be reveald again ... read more
April 1. 1678.
Then was given me a resemblance to confirm this Word, as thus, There was presented to me a green Flourishing-Hill, and upon this high Ascent there seemed to be a fine framed-Mill, that stood still, and did no way move to grind that which was brought into ... read more
April 11. 1678. The Lamb's Warriours.
This Word given by way of Counsel to us was: Come, come, and hide within the Bridegroom's Chamber. For Vials upon the outward Court, and Whorish Principle are upon pouring out, haste and fly away from whatever of this ye do see in your own properties of N ... read more
April 13. 1678. The Nest-Hunters.
This Night in the Sleep-Magia, I saw several Nest-Hunters that searched the common Hedges and Trees, that were reachable, the Birds so soon as they were Hatched, to take them away. And when they found Eggs only, they sucked them. Such were these ravenous ... read more
April 16. 1678. The Essential Matter of the Universal Blessing.
This considerable Word passed through me, as I was longing, and in an eager pursuit to find God, and to loose that which was not capable of such unconceivable Purity and Glory, abiding in this Mortal frame, which is compacted together of sensitive parts. ... read more
April 2. 1678. The Interpretation of the former Vision.
The foregoing Vision was explained to me very emphatically. Concerning the fine Timbered-Mill, it was shewed that it did signifie the internal Frame and Habitation of the Spirit. Which sometimes may be in a cessation of motion, through the impairing of th ... read more
April 20. 1678. Redeem the Hour.
This Morning this Word sprang in me, saying, Time's Mystery will shortly be finished: for the half hours Minutes are running swift. Who so then are wise will redeem the Spirit's day, before the Night of great Tribulation come upon them. It is meet to know ... read more
April 7. 1678. The Blessing.
The greater part of this Night, I passed in a high Spiritual Contaction, with the Mystical presence of that immense goodness seen, wherein the Spirit-Life Essence existeth. But before I could draw in all Spiritual Forces and Powers, for the vivifying and ... read more
August 10. 1678. God in Nature.
The Word of Counsel, which came to me this Morning was this, Strive with all Internal Power of Might to put away the Earthly Life. The which, if thou canst once but come to cease from, when thou wilt know those rising Essences from the pure Center deep, t ... read more
August 12. 1678. What cometh Late cometh Double.
THE Dove-Mourning-State, is attended with Sorrows daily meeting upon me: because the expected Salvation is still deferred, looking for the coming of that Kingdom, that will release from all Captivity. The detaining of which, puts me into a real Soul-sickn ... read more