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them, for the kingdom of immortality will be shut from them, and they will be ashamed.
It is written in the Epistle of Paul to the Romans, 8th chapter, 30th ver.---"Moreover whom he did predestinate, them also he called : and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” This has also been a parable, a garden enclosed, as said in the text, but now opened.
And it is written by the Prophet Isaiah, 46th 10th ver.---' Declaring the end from the beginning; and from ancient tiines the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure." He declared in the sixth day that he would make man in his own image, and within the sixth thousand years he will fulfil it; he prepared his kingdom for Ísrael before the foundation of the world, and within the sixth thousand years they will inherit it.
And Jesus said in Matthew, the 25th chapter and the 34th rerse :--- Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world." He knew in the beginning, before man disobeyed his commands, who would obey his commands at the ending, when the time was come for him to create man afresh, and give his kingdom unto them: therefore, with him they were already called, and justified, and glorified; and now the time is in travail to bring them forth by a new and a heavenly birth; so the bones of the House of Israel, travailed in the womb of Adam's race in the seed of Seth, and the promise of this seed he has kept renewing from time to time by the mouths of seven different witnesses, in the nature of whose seed Jesus came, first unto Enoch, who lived in the first day of the first dispensation, which is the first thousand years from the creation; and unto Noah, who lived in the second day, of the
first dispensation, which is the second thousand years from the creation; and unto Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, and Solomon, who lived in the first day of the second dispensation, which is the third thousand years from the creation; and in the second day of the second dispensation, which is the fourth thousand years from the creation, the woman's seed, Jesus, came, and made a will and testimony of his inheritance, a ground-work which no man can take from the House of Israel, even the law and the gospel being joined one, and whosoever believes in it, and builds on the same groundwork, their bones will become the bones of the last Eve; and the life of the last Adam will quicken them bones and flesh, and she will become a living virgin before the Lord of the whole earth, and the bride of the living God : this will and testimony of the law was.sealed by the blood of animals, of the promise of this groundwork, in the second and third dispensations; and when he came he sealed it in the first day of the third dispensation, which is the fifth thousand years from the creation, with the blood of his mother who bare him, and confirmed it by the twelve witnesses, and the writing of this inheritance was also sealed with their blood, that it should be sure to those that asked for the fulness of his spirit always to rest on them, to do the work for them. This is the fountain, which has been sealed, mentioned in the text, and the river of the water of life, which was shewn to John, Revelation, 22nd chapter 1st ver.---" Proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb:” which is the visitation of the spirit of truth to the twelve tribes of Israel: and now is fulfilled the words of Hosea, 9th chapter, 7th ver.--
The day's of visitation are come ; Israel shall know it.” Which is in the second day of the third dispensation, which is in the sixth thousand years
from the creation. But the spirit that is sent to Israel, which is mentioned in the 8th yerse, is as a fool in the
eye of the unbelieving world, and is as the share of a fowler; which confirms the text, „a spring shut up, a fountain sealed, and Israel as a garden enclosed. And in Solomon's Song, the 8th chapter and the 8th verse, it is said :--"We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts." And an unbelieving world cannot discern her breasts, for in their eye there is no milk: but the eyes of Israel are always fed.
It is written in the Ist Epistle of Paul to the Thes-salonians, 5th chapter, 4th and 5th verses.---" But ye biethren are not in darkness that that day should overtake you as a thief; ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, vor of darkness.” Though the spirit of truth is come, and is a light, to lead into all truth, and though this light is offered unto all, yet it is evident from the 2nd verse of this chapter, that the light is as though it was sealed up
from those that reject it, so that it appears but as darkness to them; and it is as a fountain sealed from them, as said in the text. And they are the foolish virgins, who have neglected to prepare oil, which our Saviour speaks of in the Gospel according to Matthew, 25th chapter; but those who receive the spirit, the light is opened to them, and is as the light of the sun, for the spirit of truth is the sun of righteousness, which is promised shall arise with healiug in his wings : they are the wise virgins who have the oil, and it shews them things to come: so the day of the Lord cannot come as a thief upon them, because he has revealed it unto them. And John in the Revelation, 22nd chapter, 6th ver, testifies of this saying.--"The Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things
which must shortly be done.” And the Prophet Amos, 3rd chapter, 7th ver..--"Surely the Lord God will do nothing but he revealeth his secret uạto his servants, the prophcts.” And David, 'Psalm 25th 14th verse...." The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him: and he will shew them his covenant."
And Genesis 18th chapter, 17th verse. ---"Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I: do ?” So the children of the light are as a garden enclosed from the unbelieving world: they know them not, no more than they knew the body of Christ when he arose from the sepulchre. And the spirit hatb shewn that the fuluess. of times is come, which is the times spoken of by the Prophet Daniel, 12th chapter 7th verse. And Jesus in Luke, the 21st chapter and 24th verse. And Romans, Ilth chapter, 15th and 16th verses. And the words of the Apostle Paul, in his Epistle to: the Ephesians, Ist chapter 10th verse.--" That in the. dispensation of the fulness of times, he might gather together, in one, all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him. The time and times are six thousand years; and :: are also spoken of by the Prophet Hosea, 6th chapter 2nd verse.---“ After two days will he revive us: in the third day
he will raise, us up, and we shall live in his sight." And is also
spo. ken of by Jesus in the Gospel according to Matthew the 13th chapter and the 33rd verse :.--" The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.” And in the Gospel according to Luke, 13th chapter 32 ver.---" Behold, I do cures to-day and to-morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.” These things they uttered, that they might be parables, till the ful. ness of times, being two thousand years to each day, which makes six thousand years.
And during the seventh thousand years, flesh, bone, and blood, shall serve the children of the life that dwelleth in light, according to the words of the Prophet Isaiah, 6lst chapter 5th ver.--"And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen, and your vine-dressers.” And when the day of the Lord shall come, they will, as it is said in the 2nd chapter, 19th verse.---“Go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth,"
Afterward they will come out of their hiding places, and fall down before the redeemed, and shall take hold of them, as the woman spoken of in Matthew, the 9th chapter and the 20th verse, who touched the hem of the garment of Jesus, and was healed; and they will fulfil the words in Isaiah, 4th chapter 1st ver.
.." We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach :" which means death: and according to the words of the Prophet Joel, 3rd chapter, 21st verse; their blood will be cleansed.
It is written by John, Revelation 5th chapter, 9th and 10th verses...-" Thou hast redeemed us to God out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” (a)
In this passage is shewn what Israel is to be redeemed from, and what they are to be redeemed to; to be redeemed from the earth to God, that is, to be changed from the state into which man fell, by disobeying in the beginning, back to God; for the Son of God came in the likeness of flesh and
(a) Which signifies the earthly bodies, which is the blood being made flesh, the Spirit being the life of their bodies,