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The second child is the goodly seed, which is the other Comforter, which should proceed from him, which he promised to send if he went away; that it should first rest upon the remnant of his people, as it rested upon him when he had the nature of the woman; and do the work that he did, and then the fulness should dwell in them as it dwelt in him, and change them into his image.

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It is written in Isaiah, 30th chapter, 26th verse, "Moreover, the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be seven-fold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound."

This text may be divided into three parts:

1st. The light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun.

2nd. The light of the sun shall be seven-fold, as the light of seven days.

3rd. The time when these two things will be done, which will be in the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.

Q. What Day?

A. Man is now living in the sixth day, which is the sixth thousand years.

Q. What part of the Day?

A. Man is now living in the third watch.

Q. What is meant by the third watch?

A. The last 1000 years of the six, is divided into three watches, three hundred and thirty-three


years and four months, in each watch, shews that man is living in the third.

And it is written in Luke, 12th chapter, 38th verse: “And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants."

And Matthew, 25th chapter, part of 7th verse: "And the wise trimmed their lamps, and went

forth to meet him.

Part of 10th verse: And they that were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut."*

Q. What is meant by the door being shut ?

A. When Jesus had done the work that the first Adam was commanded to do, he entered into immortality, then the door was shut, because there was none other found ready to enter in, Ezekiel, 44th chapter, 2nd verse:---"Then said the Lord unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it: because the Lord, the God of Israel hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut."

Psalm, 24th, 9th and 10th verse :--"Lift up your

* Mortal entered into immortality signifying blood was made flesh. Q. What is meant by blood being made flesh? A. It is written in Ezekiel, 36th chapter, and 26th verse:---“ Å new heart also will I give you, and a new Spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh." Q. What is meant by a heart of flesh? A. The old stony heart, the life of it is blood, but the new heart is the blood made flesh, the Spirit of God dwelling in it, will be the life of it; John, 14th chapter, 17th verse:---“ For he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. Q. What is meant by the Spirit being with you? A. It is the testimony of Christ. Q. What is meant by the testimony of Christ? A. It is the Spirit of Prophecy, which is the visitation of his Spirit, to lead Israel to the door; And when they have entered, their blood will be made flesh, and the Spirit of God will be in it, and be the life of it. Then the door will be shut against Satan to eternity, with the redeemed. This is the life that the latter Adam got, and the gift of the life of the latter Eve is of him; they being complete in his image, with the life of God, so it is written in John, 3rd chapter, 39th verse:---"He that hath the Bride is the bridegroom.'

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heads, O ye gates; even lift them up ye everlasting doars; and the King of glory shall come in.

10. Who is the King of glory? the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.

Q. What is the reason that they were not ready?

A. Because they received not his testimony, (see John, 3rd chapter, 32nd verse:) till after he had entered in, then it was too late, till the fulness of the Gentiles. Now, the fulness being come, it is thrown open, for the ingathering of Israel, that those that receive his testimony may be ready to enter in at his appearance, when he comes the second time; for they have set to their seal that God is true, (see John, 3rd chapter, 33rd verse:) but those that have not received it, the door will still be shut against them.

The first part of the Text.---The light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun.

The light of the moon is inferior to the sun, as the light and knowledge of man is unto God. His Spirit visited man but in parable, in every age that is past, even to the present, but by measure. So it is recorded in Matthew, 13th chapter, 34th verse.---“ All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables, and without a parable spake he not unto them."

And it is written in Isaiah, 28th chapter 13th verse." Precept upon precept; line upon line; here a little and there a little:" as Jesus says in Matthew, 13th chapter, 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."

Till the fulness of the times of the Gentiles had come in, which Jesus speaks of in Luke, 21st chapter, 24th verse. Then he will no more speak unto Israel in parables.

So he says in John, 16th chapter, 25th verse.--"The time cometh when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father." They to whom he was then speaking being typical of the true Israel.

And it is written in Mark, 8th chapter, 22---24th verses." And Jesus cometh to Bethsaida, and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.

23. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him, If he saw ought?

24. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees walking."

The man saw men and saw trees, but so imperfectly were his eyes opened, that he could not see the difference between the men and the trees; only he could see some of them walking or moying, and these he judged must be men: and this is a true likeness of the state of those who have the eyes of their understanding opened but in part, till the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled, so that they have not understood the meaning of the things that were revealed to them, neither at what time they would take place; yet the Spirit assured them they would take place at their appointed time, but that they must live by faith. See Hab. 2nd chapter, 3rd and 4th verses.

But when the Spirit of the Lord, who revealed his word unto the Prophets, explains the meaning, the time for which is now come, it will appear as the light of the sun, compared with what it appeared before.

It is evident that Jesus had not the Spirit by measure, but the fulness, for John the Baptist says, It was given to him without measure, John, 3rd chapter, 34th verse: and Jesus says in John, 16th

chapter, 13th verse :-" When he the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you into all truth.

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But Paul testifies that they had not the fulness of the Spirit; for he said in 1st Corinthians, 13th chapter, 9, 10, and 12th verses:---" We know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part, shall be done away.

12. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face.'

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That which is perfect, signifying the fulness of his Spirit: that at the fulness of times, man would no more look through a glass, but would see clear, that the door of the visitation of his testimony would be thrown open.

So it is said in Revelation, 3rd chapter, 7th and 8th verses:---" And to the Angel of the church in Philadelphia write:

8. I know thy works; behold, I have set before thee an open door; and no man shall shut it, for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and has not denied my name."

But it is by little and little that the Scriptures are explained, till it comes to the fulness, and man led into all truth; as it was by little and little that they were given.

And here may be brought forward the latter part of the account of the man whose eyes Jesus opened: He first "saw men as trees walking." Mark, 8th chapter, 25th verse: After that, Jesus put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly."

And in Isaiah, 11th chapter, and 11th verse. it is written, "The Lord shall set his hand again the second time, to recover the remnant of his people." As he put his hand upon the blind man a second time. And when this is done, the second part of the

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