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A daily Help

FRIENDS, Every particular, mind that, which is pure of God in you, to guide you up to God, and to keep you in the Fear of the Lord, that ye may receive Refreshment from God alone in your selves, and grow up in the Inward Man, nourished and strengthened by that which is Immortal. . . . And delight in... Read More

A seeing God always present

WAIT all in that which calls your Mind inward, and turns them to God; and here is the Cross witnessed, that the Mind shall feed upon nothing, but the pure Light of God, and on the living Food, which comes from the living God. So, the Lord God Almighty be with you all, and keep you all in his Strengt... Read More

A Warning from the Lord for Plainness of Speech to be used

(To go among Friends) FRIENDS of God and Brethren, This is a Warning to you all from the Lord God and Jesus Christ, that all that ye speak, it may be in Plainness of Speech, according to that of God in all Consciences, and that it may proceed from that of God in you, the Light of Christ, that all yo... Read More

All Dear Friends Everywhere, Who Have No Help But The Lord

All Dear Friends Everywhere, Who Have No Helper But The Lord (1670) All dear Friends everywhere, who have no helper but the Lord, who is your strength and your life, let your cries and prayers be to him, from whom all your help and strength comes; who with his eternal power, hath kept up your heads ... Read More

All Friends Everywhere, Who are Dead to Carnal Weapons

All Friends Everywhere, Who Are Dead To Carnal Weapons (1659) All Friends everywhere, who are dead to all carnal weapons, and have beaten them to pieces, stand in that which takes away the occasion of wars, in the power which saves men's lives, and destroys none, nor would have others. And as for th... Read More

An Exhortation to Faithfulness

ALL Dear Friends everywhere . . . Be faithful, and dwell in that which is Pure. . . . Take heed of the World's evil Ways, Words, Worships, Customs and Fashions, neither let fair Speeches draw you out, nor hard Speeches trouble you and make you afraid; But fear the Lord God of Heaven and Earth, who b... Read More

And All Ye Believers In The Heavenly Light

And All Ye Believers In the Heavenly Light (1669) And all ye believers in the heavenly light, as Christ hath taught, you seek that which is lost and driven away; but the false prophets, false ministers, and teachers, they did not seek that which was lost, and driven away from God; they put no differ... Read More

Baptism in one Spirit

DEAR Friends, Mind the stedfast Guide to the Lord, where we do all meet in the Eternal Spirit, in Oneness, all being Baptised by it into one Body, having one Food, the Eternal Bread of Life, which the Immortal feed upon, and all made to drink into one Spirit, which is the Cup of the Communion of the... Read More

Be Faithful

THEREFORE wait (I do warn you all in the Presence of the Living God) in the Measure of the Life of God, in it to grow up in Love, in Vertue, and in Immortality, in that which doth not fade, which joins and unites your Hearts together; and that all that may with the Light be Condemned, which is contr... Read More

Be Faithful in Sufferings

ALL Friends and Brethren every where, that are Imprisoned for the Truth, give your selves up in it, and it will make you free, and the Power of the Lord will carry you over all the Persecutors, which was, before they were. For since the Beginning hath this Persecution got up; therefore live and reig... Read More

Be Faithful in the Truth, Which the Devil is Out Of

Be Faithful In The Truth, Which The Devil Is Out Of (1668) My dear Friends, - Be faithful in the truth, which the devil is out of; in which truth you have obtained dominion over him. And live in the power of God, which was before the devil was; in which power of God, which is the gospel, in your fel... Read More

Be Famous

(To the Church of God in Lancashire) . . . OH, wait all in that which is pure, to be fed alone with the Eternal, Living Food! . . . Be famous in his Light, and bold in his Strength, which will carry you above the World, and above all the Deceits of it. Oh, in Love watch over one another for good, an... Read More

Be Low

ALL Friends, be Low, and in the Life of God dwell, to keep you Low. Ye are the Salt of the Earth, to make it savoury unto God: Ye are the Light of the World. Therefore walk in the Light of Christ, whose Light doth Justifie you, who then shall condemn you? Therefore in that dwell, which doth Condemn ... Read More

Be Lowly-minded

TAKE heed of Strife in your Minds . . for it is the vain Mind, and it is not good. . . . Let none seek for the highest Place, . . . but be Lowly-minded . . . and bear with one another in Patience. . . . And all who are Servants, labour in Love, as unto God. . . . And all who have Families, rule in t... Read More

Be Valiant

DEAR Brother, Mind the Lord, and stand in his Will and Counsel. Look not forth at Time nor Place, but at thy Father's House, wheresoever thou art. And dwell in the pure Measure of God in thee, and there thou wilt see the Lord God present with thee. For the bringing forth many out of Prison, art thou... Read More

Changeless Love

FRIENDS, in the Measure of the Life of God wait, to guide your Minds up to the Father of Life, where there is no Shadow nor Changing. As ye do hither come, ye must know a Removing and Changing of that which will Change, with that which doth not Change, to that take heed to guide all your Minds. . . ... Read More

Children of Light

. . . SO all ye, that are Summoned with Writs . . . because ye cannot pay Tithes, Keep to the Light in you, which comes from Jesus Christ, that with the Light ye may all come to see Jesus, the Sum and Substance, and the End of all the before-mentioned Tithes and Offerings. And so, according to the L... Read More

Concerning Judging

FRIENDS, to you all this is the Word of the Lord: Take heed of Judging one another. . . . (I charge you in the Presence of the Lord) . . . neither lay open one another's weaknesses behind one another's Backs. . . . But every one of you in particular with the Light of Christ (which he hath enlightene... Read More

Concerning Marriages

Friends,—All they who act contrary to the light which comes from Christ Jesus, and hate it, whose deeds are evil [John 3:19f], and live in strife about words, and their minds are in earthly things [Phil 3:19], defrauding and wronging one another, they know when they do so, with the light which comes... Read More

Concerning the Cross of Christ

THE Cross . . . being minded, which is Pure and Eternal, it makes a Separation from all other Lovers (and brings to God) and the ground of evil Thoughts comes to be opened, . . . which Cross overturns the World in the Heart. Which Cross must be taken up by all, who follow Jesus Christ, out of the Wo... Read More

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