COncerning Silent Meetings, the intent of all Speaking is to bring into the Life, and to walk in, and to possess the same, and to live and enjoy it, and to feel God's presence, and that is in the Silence, not in the wandring whirling tempest part of Man or Woman; for there is the flock lying down at Noon-day, and feed­ing of the Bread of Life, and drinking at the Springs of Life when they do not speak words; for words decla­ring is to bring people to it, and confessing God's good­ness and love, as they are moved by the Eternal God and his Spirit, and so all the ravenous spirits that are from the witness of God in themselves, cannot be still, cannot be silent, it is a burthen to them; so cannot keep at home in their own Houses, but are the Hunters before the Lord like Nimrod the first builder of Babel; for God confounded them, for they went out of the stillness and quietness, and like unto the Jews that went from the Law of God, then they gadded abroad, and changed their wayes, and so did not see their salvation; then were they like unto the Apostate Christians, who inwardly rave­ned from the Spirit, of God; so is gone from the silence, and stilness, and from waiting upon God to have their strength renewed, and so are dropt into Sects, and heaps among one another, and so has the words of Christ and the Apostles, but inwardly ravened from the still life, in which is the fellowship atteined to in the still life, in the Spirit of God, in the Power of God which is the Go­spel, in which is the fellowship when there is no words spoken.

G. F.

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