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the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth.” Till a seal is fastened on the adversary, the Devil.”
And they will be servants unto those that render fruit a hundred-fold. This is the fulfilment of the promise that was made unto Abraham, touching his son Ishmael, in Genesis, lith chap. and 20th ver.--." And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee; Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly: and I will make him a great nation.”
Though the Ishmaelites are as the mount of Esau, which is spoken of by the Prophet Obadiah, 21st: verse; yet they will fall down and serve mount Zion, the redeemed; and they will render thirty-fold unto God, in flesh and blood, which is spoken of by Joel, 3rd chap. and 21st verse, by their blood being cleansed.
And in them will be fulfilled the words of the Prophet Isaiah, 65th chap. and 20th ver.---“There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days." Seeing that they live a thousand years, with the life of the blood, which is as one day with God.
THIRD SERMON. It is written in the 1st Epistle to the Corinthians, 15th chap. 41st ver.---" There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars, for one star differeth from another star in glory.”
These lights are fixed in the firmament to give light to the eye of man and beast, that the eye may give light to the body: and, secondly are set typical of the various gifts of the Spirit, which are given
to man at different seasons, to those that seek, till the times of the fulness of the Gentiles be come in; then, the fulness of the Spirit should rest on man, and mortal put on immortality, that all, the various lights might, then shine together in the kingdom, of which the sun, moon, and stars are placed, the resemblance, the night being typical of the old world, and the day the new world.
And, it is recorded in Genesis 1st chap. 14th 16th verses---" And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days, and for years: and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth: and it was so: And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, 'he made the stars also.'
This text may be divided into three parts:. The first part is the glory of the sun; which is set as a sign of the glory of those whose bodies will put on immortality, and, as said in Genesis 3rd chap. and 22nd verse. They will put forth their hand and take also of the tree life, and eat and live for ever. being made like unto God, agreeing with the words in Ist of Corinthians, 15th chapter, 54th verse.--
When this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall the saying be brought to pass, Death is swallowed up in victory."and they will be as Mount Zion. . And it is written in Isaiah, 60th chap. and 20th verse: Thy sun shall no more go down.
The sun, which is the first glory mentioned in the text, which shall no more go down, shews, that when the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled the Spirit will rest on Israel, which is the partial redemption, of which the spirit descending on Jesus, at the river Jordan was typical, and not leave thein, till
mortal put on immortality. And it is said in Luke, 21st chap. and 24th verse :---"And Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled."
Malachi testifies of the same, 4th chapter and 2nd verse :---"Unto you that fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.”
Ezekiel testifies of the same, 39th chap. 29th ver.---"I have poured my Spirit upon the house of Israel."
And afterwards the Spirit will live in them, by changing the blood into flesh; and the flesh and the bone will live by the Spirit, in the image of God, which will fulfil the words of Ezekiel, 37th chap. and 14th ver.---"And shall put my Spirit in you, and ye shall live.”
And the words of Paul in Romans, 8th chap. and 11th verse :---"If the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up
Christ from the dead, shall also quicken your mortal bodies, by his Spirit that dwelleth in you."
It is recorded in Mathew, 3rd chap. 16th ver.--“And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water. And in John, Ist chap. and 32---34th verses---" And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode
him. And I knew bim not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Spirit. And I saw and bare record that this is the Son of God.”
The Spirit which descended from heaven, and rested upon the body of Jesus, the woman's seed; is the same as the glory which the Sun in the firmament is set typical of, which is mentioned in the text.
And it descended and abode upon him, that it might shew the signs and seasons, and days and
years; and utter parables, and seal the word of the testimony, till the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled; and do the work to be a pattern for man.
Then should the spirit of truth return which is spoken of in John, 14th chap. and 16th verse --“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you
17th verse, Even the spirit of truth whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him; but ye. know him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you."
And whom the fulness of the Spirit resteth on it healeth; and whosoever toucheth that temple that it resteth on, are healed; for it is as the magnet.
It rested on Enoch, and he prophesied of things to come, in Jude, 14th verse : --- That the Lord would come “with ten thousand of his saints.” And then it took him.
It rested on Sampson, Judges, 16th chap. and 3rd ver.---' And he took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of an hill.”
It rested on Elijah, 2nd Kings, 2nd chap. and Ilth verse ;---and he prophesied, and then he "went up by a whirlwind into heaven.''
It rested on Elisha, 2nd Kings, 2nd chap. and 14th ver..--" And when he also had smitten the wa. ters, they parted bither and thither: and Elisha went over.
It rested on the dry bones of Elisha, 2nd Kings, 13th chap. and 21st ver.---“ And it came to pass as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha : and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet."
It rested upon of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, Daniel, 3rd chap, 23--27 verses, so that the king. said, “Did not we cast three bound into the fire? Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they have no hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. And when the king brought them forth, there was not a hair of them singed nor the smell of fire on their raiment." So the Spirit of God appeared to the king with a body typical of the Messiah.
It rested on Daniel, 6th chap, and 22nd verse, which removed fear from him, and shit the lions mouths.
It rested on Moses, and prophesied of things to come, and testified of Jesus.
It rested on David, and prophesied - of Jesus, and the second appearance of the Messiah,---the life of the new creation.
And no man was able to prophesy without the Spirit; and without it the body was dead to the knowledge of God.
In Genesis, 14th chap., 18th and -19th verses, Abraham met Melchizedek, the priest of the most High God. And he blessed Abraham; and his seed, which was typical of the woman's seed, Jesus, which was so named by the angel.
And at the fulness of times, he will send his Spirit a second time, and it will rest on Israel, and testify of the king of Salem; and he will do the same work as recorded in John, 14th chap. and 12th verse...." He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also .?
And it will make them kings and priests, according to Revelation, 5th chap. 9th and 10th verses, ---" Thou hast redeemed us to God by thy blood, and hast made us unto our God kinys and priests, and we shall reign on the earth.”