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siah were rejected at his first Advent? And they shall look upon Me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him as one that is in bitterness for his first-born !
Therefore Christ the Messiah has al ready come, and HAS BEEN REJECTED, and since then your nation has been scattered : as the prophet Moses has foretold, in Deut. vi. 27, and xviii. 19. for in rejecting the Messiah thou hast done Evil in the sight of the Lord thy God to provoke him to anger. Deut. iv. 25. But now what remains to be done ? Repent and turn yourselves from all your transgressions: so iniquity shall not be your ruin. Cast away from you all your transgressions whereby ye have transgressed ; and make you a new heart and a new spirit; for why will ye die O house of Israel ? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God : wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. Ezekiel xviii. 30, 31, 32. And thus again it is written, When thou art in tribulation, and all these things come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (for the Lord thy God is a merciful God) he will not forsake thee nor forget the covenant of thy fathers
* Christ and Messiah are synonymous terms, but I have used this phrase "Christ the Messiah" in the same manner as we say Jesus the Saviour.
which he sware unto them. Deut, iv. 30, 31.
For I will take you from among the heathen and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. &c. And the de. solate land shall be tilled whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. &c. I the Lord have spoken it, and I will do it
. Thus saith the Lord God, I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them.
Ezekiel xxxvi. 24, 34, 36, 37. The Lord pour upon you the spirit of Grace and of supplication, that you may believe on Him whom they have pierced ; for surely such indispensable characteristics of the Messinh never did nor could meet in any other individual as they have all been found to unite in the person of Jesus Christ : therefore compare the above prophecies with the plain history of their fulfilmeni, as recorded in the New Testament, and so endeavour to resemble your forefather Abraham, by becoming “Heirs of that righteousness which is by faith”
The Lordbless thee, and keep thee
The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. The Lord lift
up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. Numbers vi. 24, 25, 26.
1.--The Gospel must be preached in all the world,
beginning at Jerusalem 2.- The Jews are to be scattered through all the na
tions of the earth; their cities forsaken, and their
Temple destroyed 3.-Antichrist must first be revealed. 4.-The Railways are to be wultiplied... 5.—The unprepared state of Mankind, for our Lord's
Second Coming. 6.—The Signs of the Times.
THE KINGDOMS OF CHRIST.
1.-Christ reigneth now in Heaven.
25 2.-Christ reigneth also on Earth : by his Holy Spia
rit. But neither of these reigns or kingdoms, are to be mistaken for that one which is to take place at Christ's Second Advent....
27 3.-TAE SECOND ADVENT means Christ's glorious
appearing, when he will personally descend from Heaven to our Earth, to reign and to judge the world. 30
EVENTS PR ECEDING THE GLORIOUS ADVENT
1.- The Gospel must be preached in all the
world, beginning at Jerusalem. All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord : and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
Psalm xxii. 27. I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
Isaiah xlix. 6. And this Gospel of the kingdon shall be preached in all the world * for a witness unto all nations : and then shall the end come.
Matt. xxiv. 14. And behold I send the promise of my Fa. ther upon you : but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high..... And that repentance and remis.
To assist the Apostles in fulfilling this divine mission, the gift of tongues seems to bave been designedly given ; nor is it likely that this miracle should have been withdrawn from the earth, previous to the completion of the purpose for which it was sent : accordingly St. Paul states in one of his Epistles “Whether there be tongues they shall cease." 1 Cor. xiii. 8. and he even appears to insist upon the accomplishment of it in his own days : See the quotations from his Epistles made in the present section.