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« the Clond, Thrust in thy Sickle, and Reap, “ for the Time is come for thee to Reap, for the
“Harvest of the Earth is Ripe. Rev.xiv.
« And he that fate on the Cloud, thrust in 16. « his Sickle on the Earth, and the Earch was,
« And another Angel came out of the Temple, " which is in Heaven, he also having a sharp 6 Sickle.
" And another Angel came out from the Altar, “ which had Power over Fire, and cryed with “ a loud Cry to him that had the sharp Sickle " saying, Thrust in thy sharp Sickle, and gather as the Clusters of the Vine of the Earth, for:
s her Grapes are fully Ripe. 19. “And the Angel thrust in his Sickle into the
“ Earth, and gathered the Vine of the Earth, « and cast it into the great Wine-press of the “Wrath of God.
“And the Wine-press was trodden without " the City, and Blood came out of the Wineo press even unto the Horse Bridles, by the space 55 of a Thousand and Six Hundred Furlongs.?”,
· Here is the Coming of Christ to his Harvejl,
with his Crown of Gold, to set up his Reign, which was fixt by the compleat Destruction of the Anti-Christian Power.
The like Description is at the End of the Vision of the Seven Vials, which are exactly parallel both as to their Matter, and their Time, to that of the Trumpets, both in their Introduction, their Continuance and their Close.
After that, in this Vision of the Vials, the Angel had cryed mightily, Babylon is fallen, qüi 2. upon which Destruction her Smoke rose up for XIX. 3. ever and ever, it is foon after said by St. John,
“ And I saw Heaven opened, and behold á 11 ** White Horse, and he that fate upon him was « called Faithful and True, and in RighteousKinefs he doth Judge and make War. i «His Eyes were as a Flame of Fire, and on 12; ** his Head were many Crowns, and he had a ," Name written that no Man knew but he him'« felf.
« And he was Cloathed with a Vesture dipt is. to in Blood, and his Name is called the word ** of God.
Revis. « And the Armies which were in Heaven fol-:. 14. "lowed him upon: White Horses, Cloathed in
“ Fine Linnen, White and Clean.
“And out of his Mouth goeth a sharp Sword,'. " that with it he should Smite the Nations, and “ he shall Rule them with a Rod.of. Iron, and “ he treadeth the Wine-press of the Fierceness 66 and Wrath of Almighty God..
« And he hath on his Vesture, and on his ac « Thigh a Name written, King of Kings, and
« Lord of Lørds.
«. And I saw an Angel standing in the Sún, , **976 and he cried with a loud Voice; saying to all :
“the Fowls that fly in the midst of Heaven, -
“ That ye may cat the Flesh of Kings and!
« And I saw the Beast and the Kings of the " Earth, and their Armies gathered together to
“ make War againft Him that fate on the Horfe, “sand against his Army.
66 And the Beast was taken, and with him Rev.xix “the false Prophet that wrought Miracles before 20, “ him, with which he Deceived them that had re“ceived the Mark of the Beast, and them thatWor.. “shipped his Image; these both were cast alive "into a Lake of Fire Burning with Brimstone.
« And the Remnant were Slain with the Sword 27 w of him that sate upon tħe Horse, which Sword “ proceeded out of his Mouth, and all the Fowls or were filled with their Flesh.”
Where it ends as the Description in the XIV. Chap. and just after he sees the Millenium begin,
“ And I saw a great Angel come down from Rev. xx; “ Heaven, having the Key of the Bottomless 1: “Pit, and a great Chain in his Hand.
“ And he laid hold on the Dragon, that Old Digi “ Serpent, which is the Devil and Satán, and « bound him a Thousand Tears."
“ And caft him into the Bottomless Pit, and " Phut him up, and set a Seal upon him, that he ?
Should deceive the Nations no more, till the ...
€ Thousand Tears fould be fullfilled, and after
“ that he must be loosed a little Season. Rev. xx. “And I saw Thrones, and they sate upon 4.- “ them, and Judgment was given unto them, Esc.”
Here St. John brings it to the Thousand Tears,
of which he says, Blessed and Holy is he that 6. hath part in the first Resurrection. Which I Dan. xii, observed before, agreed with Daniel's, Blessed is : *12. he that waiteth and cometh to the One Thor: fand
Three Hundred Thirty Five Days, in the XII. VII. 26, and to the Kingdom of the Saints, in the VII.
And thus I have gone through the Three Periods, and given my Reasons Why the First may be reckoned to have expired in the Ycar : 1715. The Second to be expected to expire in
1745, and the Luft in 1790. *. And that this may not szein Presumptuous,
tho’ in General it is not safe to Guess at what is yet to come, We may remember that our
Saviour allows and commands us, in St. Luke, Luke XXI. 28. When these things begin to come to pass, then look