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servants must expect persecution. And we must look to have

our faults exposed uusparingly. But, in the midst of it all, we Men, heart and soul, pursue their darling good,

can commit ourselves to Him that judgeth righteously. Our Whate'er it be: upheaping this and that,

Lord himself was both misunderstood and reviled. And He Like ants industrious. But now,


has taught us, “Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and Although thy anthill grow, and wide extend,

persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you Absorbing all the world, what profit would

falsely for my name sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for It be to thee, if thou thy soul shalt lose ?

great is your reward in heaven.” Let us, however, be What-but a lasting monument of shame ?

watchful that they cannot speak evil against us truthfully, (Like Babel's Tower to those who sought by it

Mr N.'s doctrines are not all to be commended.
To reach heaven's gate! Or like the man,
With barns new-built, expecting years of joy,

E. H., Farnham.—Why do you wish us to spare the institu

tion called the “ Church of Englan ”? Be assured, it is But call'd by God—“Thou Fool!") Then pile not up Shame and confusion to thy soul for ever!

because you yourself have been unfaithful. We gather this from your letter. It is just because we have the pilgrim-spirit,

notwithstanding what you say to the contrary, that we point The Second Man-(oh, how unlike the first !)

out the abundant evils of the abovenamed system. You have Unstained kept Himself, and able was

entirely misunderstood the bearing of our remarks. If the To save the ruined ones He found in sin.

“Church of England” consisted only of unbelievers, we Adam, so far from helping, soon became

should have nothing to say to it. It is one of the World's The partner in the guilt and shame of Eve.

Churches ; therefore we, as pilgrims passing through the As lowly Son of Man, while here on earth,

scene, would merely warn those going on with it, to flee to the Reading the hearts of anxious sinful ones,

Lord Jesus, the only refuge from the judgments soon to overHe freely did, and unsolicited,

take the world, with all its religious contrivances. – But Pronounce their sins forgiven. Much rather now

because there are fellow-pilgrims there, we lift up our voice, The Cross long since endured, sin borne away,

and warn them of the evil. We tell them they are going on He now exalted Prince and Saviour is,

with things which, in the light of Scripture, are manifestly Having all power in highest heaven and earth,

opposed to the will of God and of Christ. We tell them, from He to the uttermost can save the lost.

God's Word, that “Satan is transformed as an angel of light,

and his ministers as ministers of righteousness." We warn Lift, then, to Jesus Christ the eye of faith,

them, that the judge is at the door; we entreat them no longer “ Thou truly art the Son of God;

to help the Devil to deceive the hearts of men. And for this “ The only Saviour, all-sufficient hope

we get reproach from Christians. Well, we expect that; it is " Of those who trust in theo : In thee I trust

matter of very small account that we be misjudged. Only “ In thee exaltèd now at God's right hand.

may the word pierce home according to Heb. iv. 12. The Lord My Saviour, keep me evermore near thee."

give you to see, dear sister, that the subtle evils with which His eye meets thine-and by his look of grace

Šatan has beset the Christian path in these last days are not Healing, new life, a righteousness divino,

to be dealt with otherwise than with the severity of God's Word. On thee are all bestow'd, and, happy thou,

W. H. H., Derby.-We are thankful, dear brother, that Thy place henceforth is heaven, as He hati jaid

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“ The hope," "the expectancy,” is, That “He may BELOVED.-Once again I desire to speak to you of appear, and that we may be like him," as we shall be “the love of God.” How marvellous that this is a when we see him as he is! Yes; this is the glowing

desire of tasteless subject to any of Adam's erring children!


heart-To " see Him as he is." But, oh, how sad to think it should ever be a slighted In measure, I can “joy [rejoice] in God” now, for theme with those

who know God through Jesus Christ He loves And it is because the love of God is our Saviour and Lord! Yet, alas! there are but few, shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which if any, who can say they abide in His love!

is given unto us," that "the hope” maketh not I am not raising a question of any true Christian's ashamed. (Rom. v. 5.) It is a confident hope, not confidence in the existence of that love. One cannot one to be ashamed of. I am sure my hope will not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ without recognising be disappointed! How can I be sure of this? Bethe love of God in the gift of his dear Son. But in cause the Holy Ghost given to us is the earnest, or that unspeakable gift, our God has manifested his pledge and proof, by which our God has certified to love as taking in the range of the whole world.

us, that all his promises, in Jesus Christ, are yea and “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son,

Amen. (See 2 Cor i. 20-22.) that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have to Abraham-to show the immutability of his counsel

When, of old, God was pleased to make promise everlasting life.”

This is, of course, the first lesson of divine love -he confirmed it by an oath, and, “because he could received by you, my brother, my sister. It forms, Surely blessing, I will bless thee, and multiplying I

swear by no greater, he sware by Himself, saying, indeed, the basis of every manifestation of God's love will multiply theo." (See Heb. vi. 17, xiii

. 14.) towards us. And, doubtless, the feeling of the regenerate heart is correct in considering every bless

The record of that Scripture is given for our ening comprised in the gift of Jesus. Yet our Father certified in the same way—the bare promises and the

Yet our Father couragement. The promises given to us are fully has been pleased to make known his love to us in many ways. We had no sooner learnt His love in which it was impossiblě for God to lie, we might

Surely added—"that by two immutable things, in salvation by the sacrifice of His only-begotten Son, have a strong consolation, who have fled, for refuge than we found the extent of His love for us was not to stop short of the adoption to sonship.

to lay hold upon the hope set before us.'

But beyond this, Our Father has given to all his “Behold what manner of love the Father bath bestowed adopted children, (to all who trust in Jesus during, upon us, that we should be called the Sons of God!" these days of the world's rejection of Him)—the Seal (i John iii. 1.)

of His Holy Spirit ! Oh, what amazing truth is here! Alas, how little

And this holy certification of our sonship, is not cherished by those to whom it is declared !

only a seal, but an anointing; not only a most comYes, beloved, this is the character of the Father's forting and blessed reality. but a living and active love to us.

He calls us his sons; he declares that witness. this relationship to himself is now actually ours. “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet of God.

“As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons appear what we shall be : but we know that when he shall

“We have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, appear, we shall be like him ; for we shall see him as he is.

Abba, Father. (i John iii. 2.)

“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are Is it a light matter, this special manifestation of the children of God."., (Rom. viii. 14-16.) divine love, to you, to me ? "Is it only an accepted know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the

"Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities : for we theory ?-a doctrine ?

Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which Nay, beloved, we know it is actual fact !

cannot be uttered.” (Rom. viii. 26.) Well what is the consequence of holding this revealed love as a living reality?

Jesus said unto his disciplesI answer—It fills me with hope; not a vague, in-into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever

“When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you definite hope, but a bright, burning expectancy!

he shall hear, that shall he speak, and he will show you things And what is the hope, my hope, the true hope of every to come.”. (John xvi. 13.) believer who understands the exceeding great and “Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon precious promises " given to all who now believe in us!" Jesus ?

He abideth with us--the Holy One, the Spirit of our


for Christ's sake hath for:

God, the Comforter! The seal of our Father's love; foolish, feeble "sinners saved by grace!" Yet there and the active manifestation thereof! “The love of it is; God has set it before us, and he knows us God shed'abroad in our hearts !”

thoroughly. Ah! we want to be reminded more Oh, may you and I, beloved, listen intentively and frequently that we were poor sinners of the Gentiles; always, to the leading of that indwelling and abiding children of wrath, even as others,” “ aliens," Witness of the love of our Father and of Jesus Christ

strangers from the covenants of promise, having no our Lord. May we suffer nothing to tum us aside from hope, and without God in the world !” (Eph. ii. 3 the way in which the Holy Spirit would have us go. and 12.) He will lead us in the steps of Jesus; He will reveal to Such, beloved, was my condition, and yours. us our Saviour and Lord; He will show us of our

If this were oftener in our minds, there would be joint-heirship with Him, who is to inherit all things; less need for frequent use of the exhortation at the He will tell us of the Father and the Father's house; end of Eph. iv. He will show us "things to come!”

May His benign and holy influence spread in the “ Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed hearts of all who are redeemed and cleansed by the unto the day of redemption: Let all bitterness, and wrath, and precious blood of Christ! Finally, may all tho chil. anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you,

with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, dren of God be filled with the one hope," so that forgiving one another, even as Go every believer may be able to say, simple-heartedly, given you." yet fervently—"We look for the Saviour, the Lord

A word, in conclusion, on the theme of our "one “c Jesus Christ

, who shall change our vile body, that it hope." The Holy Ghost, the Comforter, leads our "may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, accor- hearts continually to the happy expectancy of the

ding to the working whereby he is able even to sub. coming of our Lord"due all things unto himself.” (Phil. iii. 20, 21.)

As this hope spreads--and it is spreading rapidly The Spirit and the Bride say, Come. And let him that -Christians will find their hearts necessarily estran- heareth say, Come.” Eed from the world and its ways. The true hope is Beloved, -Do you say, “Come"? certain to produce immediate effects.

Our Lord puts the same Surelyto his promise “ Every man that hath this hope in him, purifieth himself, to come quickly, which God was pleased to add as even as he is pure.” (1 John. iii. 3.)

an oath to the promise he gave to Abraham! Just as my hope, of being changed into the like

Yes, that is His word – ness of Christ, is fervent, will my desire be strong and my effort earnest, now (through God's grace) to be

Surely I come quickly !" conformed to His mind as revealed in the Scriptures.

“Amen. Even so, Come, Lord Jesus.” (Rev. xxii. 20.) The Holy Ghost will take thence, of Jesus, the living Yours ever, in the mysterious and Truth; and show unto me.

perfect Unity of the One Body. And should I not long to behold him ? Yes, let

Ed. P. T. all I learn from His Word increase my desire. This is its proper effect—to fix my affections on Him, He

LINES ON AN INFANT DAUGHTER'S DEATH. is my Lord. “He loved me and gave himself for

I saw my darling child at gray of morn;
I am learning the lesson of the love of God-of Restless with pain, and toss'd, and trouble-torn.
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Yet even now, I
look on to the end--and know that I shall know it

I knelt; my God I pray'd to take her soon; fully in glory.

Arose,-went forth,-return'd,--and found her gone ! But, thanks be to God, for the knowledge of His

This surely is but sleep! the ear bend low! love which I possess already. Blessed be His name Can this be breathless death ?--'Tis even so. for all the evidences thereof. However much I may We know Thou takest, Lord, what we most prize, wonder in my soul, as I write, that it should be so

That we from earth may turn to heav'n our eyes. yet I have the evidence-and I can say it joyfully

Our God, we yield to Thee whom Thou hast giren; and quietly—“God loves me.”

And ours She still will be though now in Heaven. And while I wait, what is to be the effect of that wondrous love? I know there ought to be one

O Lord, our hope's in Thee, (and hope we have :)

Thou hast the key of Death and of the Grave. prominent result; namely, an earnest manifestation of love toward all who are His.

“Come, Jesus, come,” the Spirit saith and Bride ;

Come, Jesus, come;' that death no more divide. “Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one

Oh, joy, to see Thee then (for me once dead), another.” (1 John. iv. 11.)

And-fondly clasping me--the child that's fled. Divine love-perfect love-is our standard, and however we fail to come up to the measure, let us at Yes, then, in beauteous shape, radiant with light: least cherish the desire of attaining to it.

Melodious, happy voice-eyes glancing bright. “He that saith he abideth in him [Jesus Christ] ought him

O Lord, who willeth not the loss of one: self also so to walk, even as he walked.'

We pray, those left behind may follow on.
(1 John. ii. 6.)

Deliv’rer only Thou; the eye we raise ;
Oh, what a walk to have set before us poor, And wait till Thou dost save, and fill with praise.


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trial on the ground of works) that the objects of God's JESUS OHRIST

grace must be born again (John iii.) and so be brought

into a kindred nearness to Jesus in a higher respect [COMMUNICATED.]

than that of the flesh. Such Israelites showed their

spiritual relationship to the Lord Jesus, by hearing “I will declare Thy Name unto my brethren, in the midst of the word of God at His lips, and sincerely carrying the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put it out. As a condemned thing, the lower Abrahamic my trust in Him. And again, Behold I and the children which brotherhood was practically dropped on our Lord's God hath given me.” (Heb. ii. 12-13.)

entrance upon His public ministry. These passages from the Old Testament, quoted

“Who is my mother, or my brethren ? And he looked round into the Epistle to the Hebrews, are deeply interest

on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and ing, because they show that the Eternal Word my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the (to whom be glory for ever and ever) looked forward same is my brother and my sister, and mother." Mark iii. 33. with satisfaction and joy to the period of His incar- These “ were born, not of blood, nor of the will of nation and sojourn (in humility) among the sons of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." men! (Amazing grace !) Being quotations from In John xvii. the Lord Jesus, referring to these spithe Hebrew Scriptures, we must look for their ritual brethren, says: primary fulfilment (even in resurrection-life) in association with Jewish truth.

“I have manifested thy Name unto the men which thou gavest

me out of the world; thine they were, and thou gavest them The first is from the Psalms

me; and they have kept thy word."

On that same night, the Lord sang a hymn or MIDST OF THE CONGREGATION WILL I PRAISE Thee. (xxii, 22.) | psalm (probably not the only time) with these

Having taken on Him (hold of] the seed of Abraham representative ones of the spiritual brotherhood, thus (to whose children according to the flesh the epistle fulfilling this word in a second sense. is written,) the Eternal Word, by the Spirit, is heard,

But its chief fulfilment began when the Lord Jesus in this passage, rejoicing in anticipation of brotherhood arose from the dead, lingered forty days about the with the children of Israel

, of whom He was, with disciples, " speaking of the things pertaining to the whom He went up to Jerusalem to worship and, kingdom of God," and will be continued when He while in private_life, doubtless, in the

Taken with the context, comes again to earth.

synagogue listened to the Law, the Psalms, and Prophets this passage will be seen to be, primarily, a resur: read every sabbath day. Though His own re

rection wordceived Him not, and He had to lament that a prophet “ For dogs have compassed me: was not without honour save in his own country and The assembly of the wicked have enclosed me. among his own kindred, yet, as perfect Man, the

They pierced my hands and my feet: Lord Jesus Christ had all the highest and tenderest

I may tell all my bones :

They look and stare upon me. natural affection for His brethren according to the They part my garments among them, flesh, evidenced, so especially, when, like mourning And cast lots upon my vesture. Jeremiah, He wept over their coming calamities.

But be not Thou far from me, O Lord : When we think of the Nazarenes wondering at the

O my strength, haste Thee to help me.

Deliver my soul from the sword; gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth,

My darling from the power of the dog. and of the Lord Jesus unfolding the love of God to fleshly Nicodemus, and preaching in the towns and For Thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns. villages of Israel, how vividly we realize fulfil

I will declare Thy Name unto my brethren; ment of the words

In the midst of the congregation will I sing praise unto

Thee." “I will declare thy Name unto my brethren."

“I WILL PUT MY TRUST IN HIM." And when, again, we think of our Lowly Jesus (during the period embraced between His twelfth

This is quoted from Psalm xviii. 2, and, like the and His thirtieth year,-a subject one and faultless) preceding, may be seen to have a triple bearing. travelling up to Jerusalem, with those that First, we see the Lord Jesus Christ walking went, singing the songs of Zion, going and re

in full, continual confidence in God. Oh, the turning (as was the custom) as well as when ar

amazing grace! the completeness of the laying rived at the Father's House, how equally interesting aside of His glory, in thus entering into the sphere of is the fulfilment of the other part of the word quoted dependence and receiving all at the Father's hands! in the Hebrews :

“He humbled Himself,” not only thus in His every“In the midst of the church (or congregation, assembly] cross !" That death of concentrated ignominy-for

day walk, but “ to death, even the death of the will I sing praise unto Thee.”

you, for me- -because it was the will of God. May we But that which is born of the flesh is flesh, and flesh ever have the deepest reverence when considering was, by the ministry of John the Baptist, declared a what the Holy Ghost has given to us on this sacred failure, and, by the non-acceptance of his testimony, subject, and speak of it with bated breath. proved to be a failure. Hence was it demonstrated Trust implies the confidence of dependence, and (though not so declared, while as yet man was under will be brightest when exercised under circumstances

Save me from the lion's mouth :

But re

the most overwhelmingly adverse to the senses. “BEHOLD, I AND THE CHILDREN WHICH THE LORD FATH “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him." This

GIVEN ME.”—Isa. viii. 18.) was the quality of the Saviour's faith, even when The ground of creation, as such, justifies the term He cried “My God, my God, why hast Thou

l children in reference to the creature, but only so forsaken me?"

long as he keeps his first estate, or when, by I apprehend that the Lord Jesus laid down Divine grace, he regains it). Heathen poets may His life when He gave Himself (as Ho did) sing, in their spiritual darkness, into the hands of sinful men, a really passive

“ For we His offspring are ;" victim, voluntarily as powerless as a sheep, 80 that He would not have lifted a finger to save But let not the unregenerate appropriate (as they His own life. Was this not, morally speaking, sometimes will do, the expressions of God's Father" laying it down”? Until His hour had come hood, and lull their consciences to false expectations His enemies could not touch Him: they tried, but a that a father would not doom them to everlasting word, a look, a movement of His will, and their burnings. The Gentiles are never, in the Word of efforts were paralysed. But all this was changed at God, treated on the ground of children; but as the Cross. Think of those words

"aliens." Children, indeed -"of wrath."

specting the Jew, God said : “ This is your hour and the power of darkness."

“ I have nourished and brought up CHILDREN." But when Satan had tried His utmost, he found Adam is called "son of God," as being made in no possibility of shaking His faith.

"the image of God;" but a wilful unbeliever can no

more claim this honour now, than the fallen angels, “ The prince of this world cometh and hath nothing in Me."

though they were once numbered among the “sons And so, having borne all, and finished all, he cried of God, shouting for joy." Let the unconverted with the loud voice of conquest, and commended His know assuredly that his relation towards God is that spirit to the Father, giving up the ghost. of creature--creature in sin. (Dreadful fact !)

When thus laying down Šis life, the Lord Jesus But the “children” in the above passage does not trusted that God would not leave His soul in include even fleshly Israel, but only the spiritual, the hades, neither suffer His flesh to see corruption. born-again ones, who were the Father's, and were Thus we see the Saviour's trust in God-perfect in given, like Laban's sheep, to his Holy Servant Jesus. walk, in suffering, and in death.

That this third part of the passage in the Hebrews

has a fulfilment in regard to these “ children,” is In Heb. v. 7, 8, we see how He who could have

sufficiently evident from this passagedelivered Himself in a personal sense), yet cast Himself on the Father

“While I was with them in the world I kept them in thy

name : those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers them is lost.” and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he

Spiritual ones in Israel will again, in the day to feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the come, be taken up as the “ children,” in the times of things which he suffered.”

the sealing of the 144,000, I judge. Let us look at the context, in the 18th Psalm, that after the Lord Jesus Christ has come in power, what

When we think of “all Israel saved ” in that day, our impression may be deepened of the reality of our Lord's surrender (Son of God, though He was)

a glorious fulfilment of the wordinto the hands of sinful men, in order that we may

“ Behold, I and the children which God hath given me." see His perfect faith in God who was with Him, and And how is this apprehension deepened, by the was able to deliver His "darling from the power of thought of the Lord, at the First Resurrection, the dog."

raising from the dead, and presenting with Himself “I will love Thee, O Lord, my strength.

before God, the multitude of saints who passed away The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer ;

before the call of the Church! How emphatic and My God, my strength, in whom I will TRUST;

appropriate, in resurrection-light, will be the Jewish My buckler, and the horn of my salvation ; my high tower. title of “Everlasting Father" with reference to the I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised ; So shall I be saved from mine enemies.

Lord Jesus, as the one who will raise them from the The sorrows of death compassed me,

dead! And the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. (:) The sorrows of hades compassed me about:

It will be seen that I have made no reference to
The shares of death prevented (rose before] me.
In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my the bearing of these passages upon the times and cir.

He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry came

cumstances of the Church. But as it is our privilege before Him, into His ears.

to know the Lord in our midst when gathered in Then the earth shook and trembled.” (&c.)

His name (Matt. xviii.), and to know ourselves, when Thus, in the light of the context, I think, in a most worshipping by faith, in the holiest of all (Heb.x. 19) emphatic sense, this second member of the interesting all the preciousness of these passages in Heb. ii. triplet in Hebrews ü. is also a resurrection word.

may well be easily laid hold of by us spiritually.

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