Whitson Tyds
Last Feast:

the present, 16451645.

Lecesters Loss: revela. xi
The second woe is past: &c.
Acts the first:

The same Jesus shall come, in like manner as yee have seene him goe, &c.

Printed in the Yeere, 16451645.


The La:Lady Elea:Eleanor Her Creed or Confession.

Verily as We all Beleeve in God, the sole Creator of all Things that were made in the beginning: So according to His promise made also; Concerning the Womans seed, of which the A2 Serpent, A2v 4 Serpent, on forfiture or pain of his head, forewarn’d to beware: do beleeve in our Lord Jesus hee the very God: alone Redeemer of the World, born of the Virgin, which Conceived by the Holy Ghost, our only Sanctifier.

Who after he had finished on the sixt day the worke of Our Redemption, and rested the seventh, rose againe; And was by the space of six weekes seen, whose last Commandement was to wait for his Fathers promise, of the Holy Ghosts comming in whom We also beleeve.

Wherfore of beleife not slow: in those A3r 5 those Things written by the Prophets and Apostles, doe for mine own part Confesse, how incredible soever it seems to Others, I farther beleeve the second Comming of the holy Ghost, imediately before the day of Judgement acording to that spoken by the Prophet Joel, saying: God saith, afterward it shall come to passe, I will powre out my Spirit upon all flesh, before the great and terrible Day of the Lord: Namely, on the Gentiles, their Sonnes and Daughters likewise: And I will shew Wonders in the Heavens (beside a New Star, not long since never) more frequent signes, & in A3 the A3v 6 the Earth Blood, and Fire, and pillars of Smoake, &c. Witnesse such warr, throughout the Christian world.

Of which last dayes, give me leave to say, in Grace and Giftes of Learning; how Rich soever They esteem themselves: The Gentiles neverthelesse of a Comforter, more need had Never, how much soever presume upon their Holinesse: Supposing like the Jewes a Saviour for them unnecessary, which held themselves so just: And so because Christians already cleansed; likewise no more need to be beholding: Thus all concluded under unbeleif, & fearfull blindnes, unmindfullfull A4r 7 full of that Charge, to feare by others wofull fall, and not to bee highminded, Rom. II. And so for farther justifying this point touching Prophecie for ever not extinguished. But as the Latter raine no lesse requisit then the former, though for a time ceas’d: Shall proceed on with the everlasting Gospel, concerning the case of the Gentiles cut off, in case of unbeleife.

As even the two witnesses comming against them with firie mouths, that thinke to quench or silence the Spirit of Prophecie, well called Spirituall Sodome and Egypt that Citie. And he the Beast as Bruitish, ascended out of the Bottomlesse pit (as it were A4v 8 were) Judas spirit conjured up, or Herod that Fox, together with the Nations or Gentiles as outragious as the Jewes, because these two Prophets tormented them, whose testimony publish’d, the Old and New Testament those, Luke 21. There shall be signs, &c. who Maugre their enemies stood upon their feet again: the Spirit of life entering into them.

Intruth as much to say, the Prophet Daniel stiled greatly beloved: and this favourite Disciple, their sealed Bookes (reserved for the end) open’d or to be interpreted, like themselves lying dead and revived: by the Angels, touch or hand. And as those sent two and two: before the Lord B1r 9 Lords face, even so the Messengers of the Resurrection, the two witnesses sent to prepare the Judge of quicke and dead, his comming Revel. II. Whose foes incensed so against them for the same. As the little Booke open in the Angels hand (Revel. 10) declares. Commanded to be eaten, verily no other then the Sacrament of the Lords returne sworne in his wrath as it were even times finished reigne, or dayes to be shortned.

And for this so distastfull to the world; therefore heavie judgements and Plagues and Warre appointed the day of Judgements forerunner as worthy of no other, when come to passe on earth such B distra- B1v 10 distraction, and the World six thousand years aged too, as in the sixt Century of Noahs age the Flood came upon the Earth, but so many dayes of the weeke (as it were,) in the Lords account.

And thus he one of the witnesses John bidden to arise, and measure the Gospels Progresse as it were, the Temple, how long until the rising from the Dead, from his dayes bearing date 17001700. yeares as the halfe of seven gives it plainly, sealed up in those Propheticall Characters, the 42. Moneths given them to prophecie, or a thousand two hundred & sixty dayes, and so a time & time sandtimes and halfe agreeablegreea- B2r 11 greeable to the present division, & thus both agreeing in one, stiled by the Prophet Daniel, a time and times and the deviding of time, whose Commission to continu so long: And then he whosoever shall oppose it Though never so great: as here he stiled the God of the earth no lesse, these two as freely to proclaime open warre so often as they please, to smite the Earth or Land with Pestilence and such Judgments, as those Vials of wrath directed to the present Century shew, so much suffices: and how they were rewarded, their Sackcloth changed into a glorious cloud, and their Foes so much tormented with their testimony, how at the same time such an Earthquak the City falling upon them, except a RemnantB2 nant B2v 12 nant which upon Repentance or peace made, escaped.

And all these but speaking one thing in severall Languages (to wit) the Resurrections loud voice, and that of the Ascention: as ascendite huc added to those Propheticall firie tongues of theirs or fire proceeding out of their mouths, if any will harme them suffices for the insuing feast also, when fully come or finished wherefore with the 24 Elders that great Councell or States sitting upon their seats forever with one consent and voice Let great Brittain likewise say, Wee give thee thrice humble thanks O eternal Trenity, which art, and wast, and art to come, because thou hast taken to thee thy great power and hast reigned.

And I believe lastly, though a Mistery none of the lest, like the grace of God bestowed upon the Gentiles, held as impossible a point with the B3r 13 the Apostles: That after the last Period expird, ther is a Release out of Hell, Redemption for all the Damned, Although granted that sentence Irevocable, Goe yee Cursed, &c.

And the unpardonable sinne, not in this world nor that to come so given: And the fire unextinguished, yet proves their sufferings not of like nature and condition: Notwithstanding in danger, (were God extreame) of endlesse torment: Therefore if Salt which preserves be good, the fire also necessary like th1 letterflawed-reproductionse better to enter maim’d into Heaven then otherwise goe into fire unquenchable which goes not out, to our dayes without doubt directed (Marke the 9.) where so often repeated th1 letterflawed-reproductionse words concluded, have peace in your selves.

And B3v 14

And therefore before that Parable where mentioned the gulfe or fixed space, no other then a prefixed space of time. (Luke 15.) his Elder Brother expostulating reproves like unnaturallnes in others, without compassion of those undergoing the second death, in the lost Son instanc’d the second brother, as those words saying: It was meet, &c. For this thy Brother was dead, and is alive again, was lost, and is found.

Approving of that Principle of every thing in the end, goes to its proper place from whence it came to returne. And so much for a doore in heaven opened; the mouth of Prophesie againe thundering out Judgements, (Revela. 4.) together with these, the Bottomlesse pit opened also, hels B4r 15 hels Epitomie & their King over them, where they not having the Seale of God in their foreheads (some name given as it were) These not killed seeking death fleeing from them wher so many months imprisonment shewd: as prisons never so fild as in those dayes: Shall not need to add what yeare of God seald with, &c. where such innumerable Hors-men discribed to the life: Currentium in bellum, beside current Coine Half-Crown-peices, super capita tanquam corone, & habebant capillos sicut capillos mulierum: Revela. 9. viz &c.

And thus having cansel’d Purgatories numberlesse passes and pardons that take upon them to deliver others, and cannot out of such utter spirituall Darknesse free them- B4v 16 themselves, deriv’d from hence: thou shalt not come forth thence untill paid the utmost mite. And hee without commisseration of his fellow-servant served with the like measure: delivered to the Tormentors, till paid all was due.

Al ye take to your comfort those armes display’d, as said to the one, this day Thou shalt be with me, &c. So inferr another like day for the Other: And therefore, as the Lord lives that shall rayse us from the dust of death so the Lord lives (let us say) that brings upus out of the Jawes of Hell backe to Paradice, and increase our Faith.