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Offering with its heaven-kindled and continual fire.-
The Laver of Brass.—The constant failure in priestly
ministry to be accounted for by our neglect of God's
Word, which has the power of cleansing the heart and
ways of God's people.-Solemn lessons taught in the
Laver being made of mirrors.—The Tabernacle with
its boards and curtains.-The different coloured cur-
tains and coverings of skins typical of different aspects
of Christ's person. The typical meaning of the table
of Shewbread and Candlestick in the Holy Place.-
The Altar of Incense and its important lessons.-
Jehovah concealed in the Most Holy Place within the
Vail.—The Vail done away in Christ.–To see Him is
to see the Father.-The Ark or Sacred Chest.-The
Mercy Seat something more than the mere lid of the
Ark.–Meaning of the word Kapporeth.-Grace reign-
ing through righteousness shown forth in type when
the High Priest entered the Most Holy Place.-Christ
our Propitiation.—The priestly garments.

Offerings when presented.—The Ceremonial connected

with the Burnt Offering.–The Burnt Offering pre-

sented by those who were not Israelites.—The origin

of Animal Sacrifices.—The manner in which Abel's

Sacrifice was accepted.—The imposition of hands.-

The life of Christ on earth unto death shown forth

in the Burnt Offering. He gave up Himself.—The

measure of His devotedness, as seen in giving up

Himself to God, should be the measure of our de-





The derivation and meaning of the word Mincha.-

The Meat Offering presented in grateful acknowledg-

ment to God, and as an expression of desire that His

favour might be continued.-A striking resemblance

between the ritual of the Meat Offering and that of

the Burnt Offering:—The idea of expiation not in.

volved in the Meat Offering.-In what the Meat

Offering consisted.—The Meat Offering viewed as a

type of the life of Christ while on earth.-No uneven-

ness in His character.—No leaven in Jesus.-Salt in

connection with the Meat Offering.




Peace Offerings voluntary offerings.—Three grand

particulars connected with Peace Offerings.- Why

Teaven was permitted with these Offerings.-A state

of peace and friendship with God the basis of a Peace

Offering.--God and the believer at peace because both

find a portion in Jesus.—The difference between the

Altar on which Sacrifices were offered and the Table

on which the Peace Offering was placed.—The blessed

privilege of communion with the Lord.




Not a voluntary Sacrifice. The peculiarity of sin as

distinguished from trespasses. -Difference between

Asham and Chata.-Sprinkling of blood the culminat-

ing point in the Sin Offering.-The lesson taught in

the burning of flesh without the Camp:—What the
Blood of Jesus can accomplish.—The Atonement un-
dervalued by many.-Some modern objections dis-
posed of.-Christ's death substitutionary.



“ JEHOVAH! 'tis a glorious name,

Still pregnant with delight;
It scatters round a cheerful beam,

To gild the darkest night.”

An inspired writer informs us that “The name of the LORD (Jehovah) is a strong tower : the righteous runneth into it, and is safe" (Prov. xviii. 10). A careful and prayerful study of all those passages of Scripture which supply us with information respecting the different names by which the Divine Being has made Himself known would be both interesting and profitable to the Christian. It would be impossible for any person to prosecute such a task without arriving at the conclusion that there is more in a name than he had supposed. If for illustration we read of Elohim, that is, God, or the Great One, who made the heavens and the earth; EL-SHADDAI, that is, God Almighty, or the Strong One, who is able to perform all things; LORD, that is, Jehovah, or the Self-existent and Faithful One, we perceive that there


is a twofold sphere in the Divine government,-of the world generally, and redemption in particular.

In tracing through Scripture the various names which God takes, we find them intimately connected with the varied need of those with whom He was in relation. "Jehovah-jireh' (the Lord will provide) ; * Jehovah-nissi' (the Lord my banner); "Jehovahshalom (the Lord send peace); "Jehovah-tsidkenu' (the Lord our righteousness). All these His gracious titles are unfolded to meet the necessities of His people; and when He calls Himself 'I AM, it comprehends them all. Jehovah, in taking this title, was furnishing His people with a blank cheque, to be filled up to any amount; He calls Himself 'I AM,' and faith has but to write over against that ineffably precious name whatever we want. God is the only significant figure, and human need may add the ciphers. If we want life, Christ says, “I AM the life ;' if we want righteousness, He is THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS;' if we want peace, ‘He is our peace;' if we want wisdom, sanctification, and redemption, He'is made' all these unto us. In à word, we may travel through the wide range of human necessity, in order to have a just conception of the amazing depth and fulness of this profound and adorable name, 'I AM.'


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· When God would teach mankind His name,
He calls Himself the great 'I AM;'
And leaves a blank,-believers may
Supply those things for which they pray.'

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