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Egypt, and from Pathros."-" And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall: assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”

“Now come to my Gospel: there was part of the Jews that believed in my first coning, that I was the MESSIAH, spoken of, to come and die for the transgression of man; and they believed in my coming again ; but did not understand in what manner I must visit by my Spirit, to have the SECOND CHILD born, whose rést shall be glorious. And this is the child the Jews are waiting for, the remnant that stand out in unbelief. And now the Jews will be awakened; and the hearts of the Arians will shake, when they begin to see my Gospel clear, and compare it with the words of the Prophet: and therefore I said in my Gospel, he that believed in ME should be saved ; but he that believed not should be damned: which meaneth, destruction should come upon them. But do men simply suppose that all the Jews are gone to hell, that stood out in unbelief ever since my coming in the flesh P I teil chée, no: those that were good men have not been lost; because they have been looking for the child to come in power and great glory, to have the government on his shoulder, to be the mighty Counsellor, and the Prince of Peace. And this they knew was not established, wlien I came. Now look to Isaiah ix. what confusion is spoken of in the chapter. - Verses 3-6.-"Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy : they joy before thee, according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice, when they divide the spoil. For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressors,

as in the day of Midian. For every battle of the warrior is with confusion, noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire. For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called, Wonderful Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” w

“Now let the Jews answer, how the words of the prophet could be fulfilled, in this chapter, if the Prince of Peace had been then established ? Then I must have increased their joy, like the joy of harvest; and had no garments rolled in blood, no burning or fuel of fire, either against ME, or I against them. If the peace had been then established, how could it be said by the Prophet, “ For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched nut still; for the people turned not unto him that smote them; neither do they seek the Lord of hosts.” Now let the eyes of men's understanding be opened, and they would clearly see, from this chapter, that the Son would be rejected when it was first born amongst mankind; that, the leaders of the people would make them to err; and they kindled the wrath of the Lord against them; but when the eyes of their understanding be opened to see the Psalms and the Prophets, and to see that no blessings followed this FIRST BIRTH unto the Jews as a nation ; because it is written, “ The Lord will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day. The ancient and the honourable, he is the head; the prophet that telleth lies, he is the tail.” Therefore the Lord would have no pleasure in them. And this followed after the birth of the Child. Then now let them look to my Gospel, and what I said to my Disciples.

and the Son would ind

that the lead they kin· John xvi. 7, 8. “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for, if I go not away, the Comforter willnot come unto you; but, if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment."

"Now I shall explain the meaning of my words: the COMFORTER, that I said should come, was the Prince of Peace; therefore I said, he should glorify me; for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. Now when men see my Gospel clear, and understand the meaning of another COMFORTER, that should abide for ever; and understand from the Prophets,' that in love to men, and to free them from the transgressions of the fall, I must take man's nature upon ME, to die for their transgression, before I can come in power and great glory, to cut off the adversary, that betrayed the woman; therefore I said, if I was lifted up, the prince of this world should be cast out: for I should draw all men to ME. And now I will tell thee how I will draw all men unto ME: when the PRINCE of PEACE is come, to bring all things to their remembrance, from the foundation of the world, then they will see, it was the EVERLASTING FATHER, the MIGHTY COUNSELLOR, that first shewed his love, to die for man, to have the government all his own; and then to send the Son, proceeding from the FATHER, to establish the kingdom in peace ; then, of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth even for ever: the zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. And now is the time that I shall

perform this; and therefore I told thee, ja ninety-four

Of France, and Spain, and every distant coast
I'd save a remnant; but one nation lost

And that should be for the sake of the Jews. that I should destroy the nation that had their possession ; for I said I gave it to the heathens, and they that called not upon my name; therefore it is said, in the second Psalm, “ Ask of me, and I will give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the utterniost parts of the earth for thy possession. And this I shall do for the sake of the Jews, to make them a nation, that are now scattered and have no country, if they now awaken, from the sign I have set before them. Because this calling is to the Jews, that have no prince, nor king, over them: but now I sball send them a Prince and a Saviour, which mean, eth, if they believe in the Son, they must telieve in the FATHER; and then I shall save them with an everlasting salvation. But I now tell thee and all mankind, if I fulfil the Sign. this year, to prove to the Jews that my Gospel is true; yet, if they now reject the Son, as they rejected the FATHER; then their last error will be worse than the first; for I shall leave them without help, and without hope. Because the Sign which I have set before them, they must know that none but a God can foreknow, and have power to fulfil; for where is the woman of thy age, if she were married, could foretell that she should have a son, when she had no knowledge of being with child ? In thy heart thou answerest, none.

" Now come to my Gospel: Matthew xii. 31. " Another parable put he forth unto them, say. ing, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of

· mustard-seed, which a man took and sowed in

his field: which, indeed, is the least of all seeds ; but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree; so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof."

" Know what I said in my Gospel: “ If ye had faith; as a grain of mustard-seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you." Now this strength of faith I have given to thee ; and things that appear impossible with man, thou hast believed is possible with God; then now let them see my parables further: “ The kingdom of heaven is like unto a leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.” As I likened the kingdom of heaven in parables; so, in like manner, I shall call thee back to the parable of the Child, when I ordered thee to call together thy judges, to prove thy writings, and make public to the world, that whoever would, might come and judge for themselves; and when the people were assembled together, I ordered the box, where thy writings were placed in, to be put upon a table, but not to be opened, nor the cord broken till thou hadst brought in a little child in thy arms, which was Foley's Son, and I ordered thee to place him on the box, to stand in the midst of the congregation, with a bride cake in his hand; and then I ordered that all the company should kiss the child. Then know with what eagerness they all took the child, from one to the other, and kissed him ; and though the company was large, know, the child smiled upon all, which was remarked by them, how a child so young would be taken by strangers, from one to the other, with a smiling countenance, and not cry. Know, I placed him

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