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lutions unto God, now, be that which Jacob used, "we will not let thee go, except thou "bless us"."
Finally, whilst we are importunate in prayer, for the prevalence of the doctrine of righteousness, let us beware that none of us be found at last destitute of its power in our own hearts. There is a gross inconsistency in observing such a day as this, without being ourselves actually interested in the redemption of our Lord. We mock God, in our approaches to his throne; for we ask with the mouth that which the heart does not desire.
See, then, brethren, that none of you be deceived about your own state. Whatsoever we sow, that shall we reap. We have to deal with Him who knoweth the hearts and trieth the reins of the children of men. Be deeply humbled under a sense of your own corruption and transgressions. Flee to the city of refuge, and lay hold on eternal life, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. "He that believeth and is baptiz
ed, shall be saved, and he that believeth not shall be damned'.' Trifle not with
o Mark xvi. 16.
your souls, under pretence of attending
to the souls of others.
"dom of God" for
"Seek first the king
yourselves; then you
will be prevalent intercessors in your seeking it for others; for "the effectual fervent
prayer of a righteous man availeth much"." AMEN.
p James v. 16.
ISAIAH LXVI. 10-24.
Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her: that ye may suck and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out and be delighted with the abundance of her glory. For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees. As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem. And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the Lord
shall be known towards his servants, and his indignation towards his enemies. For behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh and the slain of the Lord shall be many. They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens, behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the Lord. For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and see my glory. And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles. And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the Lord out of all
nations, upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the Lord, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the Lord. And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the Lord. For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord. And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me. For their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
THE Church of God constitutes the salt of the world, preserving it from entire corruption and that ruin which would inevitably result from such corruption. She is the perfection of beauty" in the earth, for whose
a Ps. 1. 2.