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Thus saith the Lord God, behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the beathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: and I will make them one nation in the land, upon the mountains of Israel, and one king shall be king to them all; and they shall be no more two nations neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms, † any more at all.
Ezek. xxxvii. 21, 22. But I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them I any more there.
Ezek. xxxix. 28. And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. $
Rev. xvi. 1. And there fell a noisome and grievous sorell
* And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and of the tribes of Israel were gathered together. Deut. xxxiii. 5,
# At the time of their exit from Egypt there was no split among the tribes of Israel.
# There shall not a hoof be left behind. Exod. x. 26... It came to pass that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt. Exod. xii. 41.
☆ And I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments. Exod. vi. 6.
|| And the Lord said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of aslıes of the furnace and let Moses sprin. kle it towards the beaven in the sight of Pharoah. And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man ard upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt. Exod. ix. 8, 9.
upon the men which had the mark of the Beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
Rev. xvi. 2. And it (the sea) became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the
Rev. xvi. 3. And they (the rivers and fountains of water) became blood. t
Rev. xvi. 4. And power was given unto him (the Sun) to scorch men with fire, I and men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues; and they repented not to give him glory.
Rev. xvi. 8, 9. And his (the Beast's) kingdom was full of darkness, § and they gnawed their tongues for
PARALLEL. * And Moses and Aaron did go as the Lord commanded;
+ and all the waters that were in the river were turn, ed to blood. And the fish that was in the river died ; Exodus vii. 20, 21.
+ See previous note, verse 20.
† And the fire ran along the ground. ... and there was hail and fire mingled with hail, very grievous such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. Exod. ix. 23, 24. He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land. Psalm cv. 32.
And the Lord said unto Moses, stretch out thine hand toward beaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings. Exod. x. 21, 22, 23.
pain; And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pain and their sores and they repented not of their deeds.
Rev. xvi. Jl, 12. And I saw three unclean spirits LIKE FROGS,* come out of the mouth of the Dragon, and out of the mouth of the Beast, and out of of the mouth of The false prophet. Rev. xvi. 13
And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an † earthquake, and so great... And there fell upon men a great bail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail ;t for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
Rev, xvi, 18, 21. But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah and will save them by the Lord their God, I and will not save them by bow, nor
* Behold I will smite all thy borders with frogs and the frogs shall come up both on thee and upon thy people, and upon all thy servants. Exodus ii. 4.
of The earthquake has nothing to correspond with it among the parallels, yet I thought it should not be wholly omitted among the events.
† And the Lord sent thunder and hail, &c. such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation. And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt, all that was in the field ; both and beast; Exodus ix. 23, 24, 25.
§ The Lord shall fight for you and ye shall hold your peace. Exodus xiv. 14.
by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.
Hosea i. 7. For shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight * for the Lord will go before you ť and the God of Israel will be your rereward
Isaiah lii. 12. Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward. +
Isaiah lviii. 8.
PARALLEL * Here the parallel is for a moment changed into a striking contrast, for the Departure from Egypt was abrupt and with baste even at midnight, as we read, Exod. xii. 29. And it came to pass that at Midnight, the Lord smote all the firstborn in all the land of Egypt,....And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he and all his servants.... And be called for Moses and Aaron by night and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of
and go and serve the Lord as ye have said....and the Egyptians were urgent upon the people that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men; and the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading troughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
+ But here again, the parallel is resumed, For when they took their journey, The
Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way, and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light, to go by day and night He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people. Exod. xiii.. 21, 22. And the Angel of God which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went bebind them: and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them. Exodus xiv. 19.
Therefore, Behold the days come, saith the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; But The Lord liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country and from all countries whither 1 had driven them : and they shall dwell in their own land (that I gave unto their fathers. Jer. xvi. 14.)
Jeremiah xxiii. 7, 8. See also Psalm. cvii. 4–8, also sviii. 16.
5.-Cotemporary events connected with
Messiah's Second Advent: including THE MANIFESTATION OF THE SONS OF GOD, in their bodies being specially raised to immortality, and the living saints being changed to incorruption, simultaneously, al the first signal of Christ's appearing.
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. And not only they but ourselves also which have the first fruits of the Spirit,
ourselves groan within ourselves waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemp
Romans viii, 22. 19, 23.
tion of our body.