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Edward Burrough’s Works in folio, on pages 204–210 (“A General Epistle and Greeting of the Father’s Love to All the Saints”): To all the Children of Light everywhere . . . be careful who ye receive as ministers. Believe not every spirit, for lying spirits may arise amongst yourselves, who are not in the Truth, but in feignedness and hypocrisy with false visions and lying imaginations, handling the Word of God deceitfully. . . . (p. 208) Believe not that spirit . . . which ministereth to others that which it hath not learned of the Father.
He advises on page 368 (“A Second Epistle to the Saints”): Be not hasty to utter words before the Lord, but wait for Power from on high.
Pages 549–550 (“To Friends in Barbados, Virginia, and New England, Etc.”): Meet together in the name and fear of the Lord, and mind the Lord’s presence amongst you. Mind not words, but mind the presence of the Lord. And feel his Power in your hearts, and the words that come from the Power will refresh the Seed of God. But if any speak words out[side] of the Power, the Seed of God will be burdened and will judge such words.
Francis Howgill’s Works (in folio, pages 28–36, 137–140, 211, 369, 422, 733): To all the seed of Abraham, who are Jews indeed, and Israelites, in whom is no guile [no guile, observe], whom your brethren have cast out, and have been as a dove without a mate. (page 137) God is a spirit. His kingdom is spiritual. His habitation is suitable to his own nature: glorious in holiness. Words are too short. (Colossians 1:12–13) What, no other kingdom but what you enjoy in this life? (page 139) Thus I know dark spirits reason. The saint looked for no other glory, but that which stood in eternal Life and in the immortal Life. They were in him that is true, in the Father and in the Son, all one, and he in them: O HOLY UNION.
Page 736: The faithful say in their hearts, “he is come,” and they look not after any other.