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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 79

Chapter XIX. — The Marriage of the Lamb

Chapter XIX.

The Marriage of the Lamb.

After these things I heard a great voice of much people, saying: God's word hath not returned to him void, for now do we see and now we consider our new heaven and our new earth. That which was promised.

2. True and righteous are his judgments, for he hath judged their imaginations and their warring factions, and hath torn them to pieces.

3 Truth hath prevailed. Alleluia. And her smoke shall rise up for ever and ever.

4. And upon its marvellous fulfilment I did meditate, and my eyes did blink and my eye-lashes fell down before him that sat on the throne, saying: Amen; Alleluia.

5. And a voice came from that throne from whence we judge right and wrong, saying: Praise our God for these things, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him both great and small.

6. And I heard as it were a great multitude, saying: What know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and in living man the Lord God omnipotent reigneth, whose greatest praise is terse truth and active righteousness.

7. Let us be glad and rejoice, for now hath we seen and considered, and from our forefathers we have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit, and divine interference hath brought about the change.

8. And the new conception was clean and white, and by the saints certified, and Jacob's God shall reign and shall destroy the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations.

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9. Blessed are they which are called and chosen, and they who do saturate their minds with a great conversancy of my common terms in truth and righteousness, and these are the true sayings of God.

10. And for good and sufficient reasons he would not be worshipped, but begged them to worship the God who gave man his analytical mind and the power of the common term.

11. And I saw public opinion acclaim a great change, and behold a white horse and him that sat thereon was the desire of all nations, and in righteousness, and in that thing which they did say was not bread alone, and in that thing they called the spirit of truth, he doth judge and make war.

12. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and he had a name written that no man knew but he himself, and to nations and peoples and tongues his naming brought unity and blessing.

13. It clothed the mind of man with a vesture dipped in blood, for it had in it the seed, germ, and strong desire to destroy all the blinking brutes that did pollute the face of this earth, and his name is called the true word of God, and there was given him dominion and glory and a kingdom not made by hands, in which all peoples and languages in an universal soul shall serve him with one accord.

14. And nations prominent, educated, powerful, and mighty followed him, using words terse, concise, perspicuous, adequate, pure, white, and clean, naming one with the other in simplicity and in sincerity, a thing as it is.

15. And he would have a pure dictionary and common terms of the right sort in great abundance, and out of his mouth goeth a sharp instrument of instruments with which he shall smite the nations, and he shall rule them with a rod of iron, fierce and uncompromising, and in his reign government shall be respected, and its laws shall be observed, and stoning unto death, or some such equivalent, shall be one of them.

16. Truth is established and prophecy is fulfilled, and now made strong by power and authority, and he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. They saw it, a logical discovery which did enlighten the world, changing the thoughts of nations in one day, and without confusion and unprofitable wrangling they saw all alike. And the Government of that man who wished to live as long as he can, became a well-defined business, and dealt only with things relating thereto, and when kings and war lords would arm to destroy they were hanged by the neck till they were dead, and chains held their bones until scattered by the winds, and thus government was honoured, was great, was glorified, was strong, and was invincible.

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17. Come and gather yourselves unto the supper of the great God, and open holy writ and compare Scripture and see it fulflled, and who is this that cometh from Edom with dyed garments from Bozrah, who hath trodden the wine press alone.

18. He who said the word was greater than flesh, and the pen mightier than the sword, and of mind and matter which is the greater? Answer me, ye children, that will not lie. All flesh is grass, and hath no victory. The mind hath the victory, and God's Armageddon is not physical, but is spiritual, and its armament is God's hidden manna.

19. Darkness and superstition and things dying hard gathered themselves together to make war against the true word of God, and armed with shot guns, hiding behind hedges, they thought to kill Bill and his dictum as they passed arm in arm.

20. There were also false prophets, who wrought miracles, wild as March hares, and there was that great beast Demos, which did level all mankind, and did sink them deep in debt, and their borrowed millions did parch their puny bodies and their struggling souls.

21. And the remnant were slain not by powder and shot, nor by knives sticking into matter, but by the sword of that mouth which hath been a light unto the Gentiles.