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A JOURNAL OF PROPHETIC TESTIMONY AND EVANGELISTIC EFFORT.
EDITED BY. T. GEORGE BELL, L.L.D.
VOL. III. 1869.
S. W. PARTRIDGE & Co., 9, PATERNOSTER ROW,
E. STOCK, 62, PATERNOSTER ROW.
A Christian's Prayer
Alone with God
83 Seen and Unseen Things
124 The Chariot of the King
151 The Christian's Men Union Gospel Mission
159 The Church and the Great Tributation
166 The Church's Pole Star
97 The Cross as an Ornament
125, 139, 158, 173
The Destiny of the Creature ... 118, 130,
Faith and Reason
161 The Faithful God
161 The First Resurrection
173 The Forgiveness of Sins
44 The House of Wisdom
3 The Jew
1, 16, 33
Intelligence 12, 24, 37, 50, 75, 111, 125, 139, 157 The New Year
160 The Pilgrimage
6 The Present State of the Professedly Christian
Letters from a Father to his Son
The Saints in Light
Outline of Prophetic Truth
31 Waiting for His Son from Heaven
58 Walk Humbly with thy God...
40, 72, 98 Words of Comfort
The Voice Upon The Mountains.
THE NEW YEAR.
“ A little while !" our Lord shall come,
And we shall wander here no more ;
Where He for us has gone before,
Ånd sing the glories of His grace." And in the meanwhile He is with us by His Spir He has engaged to keep us. He will never leave n forsake us. All things are in His hand, and at H disposal. He maketh all things to work together fi good to us. “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuz my fortress : my
in Him will I trust."
We are precious in His sight;
But His presence
Guards the objects of her care ;
All our foes we boldly dare.” We have another word to add. The times deman bold and outspoken testimony. They are no time for half-hearted men and compromising measure: The enemy has come in like a flood; we look to th Spirit of God to lift up a standard against him. W must gather under Christ's banner. The victory i sure ! but the battle must be fought. May the Lor help us!
T comes in the midst of gathering clouds. Distress and sorrow
are filling ten thousand hearts. Poverty, and sickness, and death are around us on every hand. No man can judge of the future. The very earth on which we stand is groaning and shaking, and pouring forth flames. Earthquakes in divers places. Volcanic eruptions such as have never been within the memory of man. Man himself everywhere filled with anxious foreboding; yes, even as the Scripture said: “Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth.” There are even now
wars and rumours of wars.' There have been famines and pestilences on the earth. Politically, ecclesiastically, and socially, there are everywhere shakings among the nations. foundations seem to be giving way. Man in the pride of his reason is setting himself up to judge even God and His written Word. Thought never was so active-never so deep. The masses think. Satan works. Infidelity rises up in a thousand forms. The predicted times have come when men “depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of demons." Surely we see the characteristics of these times. Men are “ lovers of their ownselves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; HAVING A FORM OF GODLINESS, BUT DENYING THE POWER THEREOF." How this last expression marks the prominent features of these times ! They are times of great and widely extended profession; but times of weakness and worldliness, true spiritual power is wanting on every side, and the Lord says so emphatically to us: "FROM SUCH TURN AWAY.
But though we enter on the year 1869 with all these clouds of darkness getting more and more dense, we have a bright hope beyond them all. 6. The Lord is at hand.”
dent of the prophetic Scriptures when a Jewine dentally crosses his path! It is not necessary to be tol that such a one is a descendant of Abraham, because th Israelite bears upon his face the family likeness of hi
Go where you will, travel through every natio of the earth, and the same lineaments are to be found i the descendant of Abraham, whether he be a merchan prince, or a dealer in old clothes, a city banker, or wandering pedlar. Thousands point the finger of scor