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Elphinstone Institution at Bombay. Neither my heart that I was subject to repeated at- The gospel of Jesus Christ as revealed in was I instructed at all in the religion in which tacks of melancholy and sadness. Now those the Bible alone is sufficiently adapted to my I had been born. But I am happy to say that attacks, sickening as they were, carried me wants.

It alone convicts me as a sinful and the Spirit of God was working inwardly in more and more to repent of my past sins, and guilty creature.

It alone recovers me from my heart after my leaving the above Insti- to reliance on the merits and blood of Jesus such a vile state of my nature. It alone rerution, and at the time when I was employed Christ, who cleanseth us from all our sins. stores me to the favour and mercy of my in a solicitor's office. At that time I asked a And now, in humble dependence on his grace, Maker. It alone tells me that God has defriend to lend me his Bible for a short time, I have determined never to part from the vised a plan for the redemption of mankind. which was presented to him by his master, a truth, and to hold fast the Word of life unto It alone declares to me that “God so lored solicitor of the Supreme Court at Bombay, on the end. And when the trial of my faith the world that He gave bis only begotten Son, a Christmas - holiday. I kept this blessed comes, I desire to remember the cheering words that whosoever believeth in Him should not volume for several weeks, and then returned of the inspired Apostle when he says, “Who perish but have everlasting life.

For God it to him with thanks for the knowledge of shall separate us from the love of Christ? sent not his Son into the world to condemn salvation I had attained through his instru- Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, the world, but that the world through him mentality. And now I heartily and sincerely or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ?" might be saved. Now, on my part, brethren, pray to the Almighty that he also may come "For," he says, “I am persuaded that neither I thank Him who died on Calvary, that He to the knowledge of Him who died on Calvary. death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, has graciously opened the eyes of my heart, He, to the best of my information, is until now nor powers, nor things present, nor things to to behold the sinful condition of my nature, quite unacquainted with that book of books. come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other and to repent over it. And now, my brethren, And what our blessed Lord said when he was creature, shall be able to separate us from the in the presence of each and every one of you, on earth, that “many that are first shall be love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our and in the presence of God my Saviour, I

prolast, and the last shall be first,” is now com- Lord.” Again in another place he says, “If mise in his strength that, I will endeavour to pletely fulfilled in my case; and I thank God be for us, who can be against us?" And renounce, and that utterly, the devil and his God for it. Afterwards I went to Dr. also what the Royal Psalmist says, “The works, and hereafter to walk in righteousness Wilson, to have for my perusal some anti- Lord is my light and my salvation, of whom and true holiness, and to offer up myself a christian works, as I had a great desire to ex- shall I be afraid?" "I will not be afraid of living sacrifice to my Creator, putting on the amine whether there was truth in them or not. ten thousands of people that have set them- whole armour of God that I may be able But, blessed be God, instead of falling into a selves against me around about.” In the to withstand in the time of trial: for a Chrisdeep ditch of filthiness by reading such blas- Psalm xlvi. he says, Therefore will not we tian requires not only to wrestle against flesh phemous works as those of Paine, Voltaire, fear, though the earth be removed, and though and blood, but against principalities, against and Haslem, of which I afterwards read too the mouniains be carried into the midst of the powers, against the rulers of the darkness of much, I was requested by Dr. Wilson to at- sea.” And how delightful and vivifying are this world, against spiritual wickedness in high tend the Wednesday Prayer-meetings which the promises made by the everlasting Jehovah places. he was in the habit of holding at the time. I to his people, who are suffering in this world, Now, my Christian brethren, I earnestly cheerfully complied with his request and at- under the incessant assaults of Satan, while pray God that He may, in like manner, by tended them for some time. Hence my ac- fighting the good fight of faith, under the the influence of his infinitely gracious Spirit, quaintance with some young friends in the glorious banner of their eternal King. We convert the hearts of all the people in this Lord; by cultivating whose company I began can never find such a glorious inheritance as land, who are sunk in the dark gulf of heamore and more to appreciate the grace of the the loving Father promises to all those that thenism. And may the time soon come, when Redeemer. I perceived, then, that I was a labour in his cause, and confess his name be- every tongue shall confess that Jesus is the sinner forsaken of God, and that every imagi- fore men. Should we draw back from him Christ, the Son of the living God; when every nation of my heart was evil. That no religion who called us according to his gracious will: dry and parched land shall be moistened with convinced me of guilt and natural sinfulness Should we draw back because of the igno- the blessed dew of heaven, and bring forth but that of the Bible alone. That, according miny and shame?

Ah! no.

His promises copious fruits meet for repentance; when to the statement of that Divine volume, I was are full of consolation to them that are af- the wolf and the lamb shall feed together, under the great wrath to come, and I felt my. Aicted, when He says, in the glorious Revela- and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: self totally helpless to escape from so terrible tion to St. John, “To him that overcometh and dust shall be the serpeni's meat.” a wrath. But the Bible taught me to trust will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in him who alone has power to forgive. It in the midst of the Paradise of God.” "Be had then revealed to me that Jesus Christ is thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the only Saviour and that he is able to for- a crown of life.” "To him that overcometh give all my sins. When I was in such a will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and state of my belief, I at once communicated, will give him a white stone, and in the stone Pilgrims to the heavenly land, first to Mr. Dhunjeebhoy, and afterwards to a new name written which no man knoweth Journeying through the wilderness, Dr. Wilson, my desire concerning the full saving he that receiveth it." “ He that over

Meet with snares on every hand,

Subtle foes around them press; profession of the truth as it in Jesus. Imme- cometh and keepeth my works unto the end,

Crosses still their path attend, diately after this communication, an article to him will I give power over the nations."

Till they reach their journey's end. appeared in one of the native newspapers in " He that overcometh, the same shall be Bombay, called the Jami Jamshed, contributed clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot Till the night of toil is past, by an enemy of the Christian Truth. A great out his name out of the book of life, but I Storms of trial mark the way; rumour was spread in the Parsee community: will confess his name before my Father and But we hope to reach at last and every one, but especially those who came before His angels.” “ Him that overcometh

Those bright realms of endless day,

Where ransom'd saints His face adore, in contact with me, began to inquire my inten- will I make a pillar in the temple of my God,

Who all their sins and sorrows bore. tion about embracing Christianity. The in- and he shall yo no more out: and I will write formation was soon communicated to my pa- upon him the name of my God, and the name Forward, then, with joy we'll press, rents, by reason of which they began to weep of the city of my God, which is new Jerusa- Faint and weary, but pursuing; and mourn for the separation of their only lem, which cometh down out of heaven from Each conflict o’er the journey's less, and beloved son. After a day or two I made my God: and I will write upon him my new A smoother path might prove our ruin; a promise to my parents of my not separating name.” To him that overcometh will I

Trials make the promise sweet,

Bring us to the mercy-seat. from them. Soon after this I asked from my grant to sit with me in my Throne, even as mister Mr. Acland, a month's leave for the I also overcanie, and am set down with my

How few the ills we're called to meet, purpose of seeking change of air, which had Father in His Throne.”

How light the burden we sustain ; been, before the above event, recommended Now, brethren, I am fully convinced, and Grace makes the bitterest trials sweet, to me by a European medical gentleman. hereby declare my belief, that the Christian And turns our losses into gain. Accordingly the leave was granted. Under religion alone is from God. Divers pretend- Faith can unveil the darkest sky, these circumstances I left Bombay for Surat, ers, at different periods of the world, have

And view the heavenly Shepherd nigh. and, together with my parents, duly arrived made their vain efforts to devise new plans

Then let us gird our loins afresh, here. Alier my arrival here, for a time I had and systems for the salvation of the human

And lean upon our heavenly Guide; litile intercourse with Christians; but after- family. But the Gospel of Jesus Christ alone We trust not to an arm of flesh, wards got acquainted with the Missionaries, is God's plan. I confess and declare that The Lord our banner will provide ; and began to attend constantly to their instruc- there is no other name given under heaven And every trial that we meet,

Now let me say that the chief and whereby we may be saved but by the name of Shall bind us closer to His feet. principal cause of my holding back in Bom the Son of God. The Scriptures of the Old

And when we've reached the heavenly shore, bay was my little faith, and that litile for the and New Testaments, I firmly believe, are the

And in Immanuel's presence stand, time forgotten. But the gracious Spirit of word of God. The pretended revelations of

We shall confess, if not before, God did not slack to bring me to a full and Zoroastrianism, and other religions of man, All was in love and wisdom plann'd; coinplete conviction of the grand truth of the have no divine authority, and only delude man And had one chastisement been spared, hvavenly Record. It acted so intensely on with vain hopes.

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Glasgow.—One Sunday, lately, there were about knew it before, but I never felt it as I did then." THE LORD'S WORK.

150 new communicants at the Wynd Church. Again I asked, “Was there any particular sin

A young man lately stated, that he had travelled pressing on your conscience?” I sometimes menA FOREIGN Journal says that there is scarcely a

seven miles to attend the Wynd Church. The tioned sins to which I knew the man had preplace in the whole country where the religious text was, "We love Him, because He first loved viously been addicted. The answers I received

During the week following he was in much varied very much in the form of expression, yet it swakening is not felt, and the revival is expe- distress of mind as to whether he was really united was easy to discern in them a common substance. rienced among all classes, from the poorest to the

to Christ, until the following Sunday, sitting in his All acknowledged universal sinfulness. royal family. The awakenings are accompanied

They with a thorongh reformation of life. One of the own Church, such a gleam of light came across would confess that they had previously been most zealous preachers of the gospel is Count Von his mind, that he could have exclaimed to them deeply troubled about the particular sins 9 speci

“the great sin I felt pressStakelberg, still a young man, belonging to the around how precious Christ was to his soul

. On fied." But," said one, wealthiest of the noble families of Sweden. His leaving the church with a companion, who was in ing me down, was that I had neglected prayer;" adiresses are so powerful, that in most of the a careless state, he told him how precious he felt another," that I had been guilty of thinking pullie meetings held by him there is experienced young man 'found peace. These two were the ears against the gospel;” another, that I had an awakening

means of awakening a third, who soon after also thought nothing of the wonderful goodness of God GREAT BRITAIN.

in sending His Son into the world to die for sinThe accounts that reach us of the progress of the RUTHERGLEN.-It has been lately stated that ners.” A most intelligent weaver described his yispel in various places in the United Kingdom there have been many conversions here, sometimes experience in the following graphic terms :-“I are most encouraging; and far more may be ex- as many as twenty enquirers after a meeting, and had been seeking God for weeks, and could get no pateil, because of the increase of the spirit of scarcely a day without conversion.

comfort either from reading the Bible, or from the prayer and supplication to the God of all grace,

I tried to pray, but found my heart was Danifested in the united cries of so many Chris

London.-Daily prayer-meetings are held in It was on Friday last that I was struck, while at

shut up. I was in great trouble about my sins. tians in various localities. The moral effect too various parts of the metropolis, and there are freon the inhabitants generally is now very marked

work. I leaned over my loom. I felt as if I in those districts where God has been so blessedly quent rumours of cases of conversion.

saw the cross, and Jesus nailed to it. I felt that

At Liverpool, Newcastle, Sunderland, Bradford, His precious blood was needed to take away my working

Deptford, Chippenham, Rochdale, Whitehaven, sins, that it was my sin that nailed Him to the

Bolton, Yeovil, Wellington, Exeter, Teignmouth, tree: and, sir, I shivered before the cross." We are glad to be able to inform our read Torquay, and oth places, united prayer-meetings I did not see a single person who professed to that the work is proceeding in many places very are being held with more or less encouragement.

have found true peace who did not manifest a saccessfully. The Banner of Ulster says that in PLYMOUTH. - The Lord has commenced the work lively apprehension of Jesus as the Lord his remote rural districts, from whence no reports had of conversion in this place. Special prayer-meet- righteousness. previously been made, the work is progressing asings have been held during the last 12 months. The love which breathes in the first prayers and rimorously, if not so openly, as at any former time. Sometimes many attended, at other times the confessions of the converts is another of the fruits Bilter still

, we have to report that, in some places, numbers were very few. Some, however, diligently of the Spirit, which seem to spring at once into where the energy and success of the labourers persevered, and about three weeks ago, in the very maturity were supposed to be in a state of decadence, the room where the first united prayer-meeting was

My attention was called to several most remarkLord is again strengthening their hands, and the held, the consciences of many were arrested. It is able answers to the prayers of the converts. There work has received a fresh impetus.

thought that nearly 50 have been brought to Christ was one in particular, in which a female received, The following statement is made by an intelli- in that part of the town alone, while persons regent friend, from facts ascertained by careful siding in other parts of the town may be found members of her family, save one, in answer to

as it were from the dead, her husband and all the personal investigation :under soul distress. Daily prayer-meetings are special prayer on their behalf

. When I left, she "One of the most gratifying features of the being held, and large numbers attend.

was still importuning the throne of grace, and apPerival in the North of Ireland is the conversion At a prayer-meeting on Sunday evening, the parently had no doubt that ere long this one too

hymn commencing, “There is a fountain filled would be added to the company of believers. "The first case we shall refer to is that of a with blood," was given out. A Christian man,

who without exception, they possess the spirit in which ponan of about thirty years of age. Her mother, has long been engaged in Sunday-school teaching, the woman of Samaria addressed the men of her being a Romanist in the strictest sense, she was asked the young people present how they could city, “ Come, see a man that told me all things nght up most carefully in all the rules of the sing such precious words? They gave no answer. that ever I did. Is not this the Christ ?” Popish Church. She happened to go one evening The meeting was concluded as usual. Several to an open-air Revival meeting, and came home young persons remained, and asked to be prayed Brief Narrative of a Visit to the North of Ireland. 7?ry weak. She began to see that it was no bodily for. Two brethren present conversed with them, By H. C. Binns. London: G. Morris, Warafection that troubled her, but her sins against and one of them gave out for singing

wick Lane, Paternoster Row Price ld. God; and instead of sending for the priest, she “My old companions, fare ye well,

This little pamphlet will be read with interest by sent for a Presbyterian minister. After a short

I will not go with you to hell,

all those who value the testimony of an eye witonversation with him she fell into great mental

I mean with Jesus Christ to dwell,

ness. The following extract expresses the author's aony. She saw that she had been brought up in

Let me go! Let me go!"

opinion of the work :-“I have seldom tasted such grievous error-that prayers to saints were of no Prayer was offered to God, and one of the com- unmingled joy as in seeing the grace of God -il

. Still, the thought of leaving her old re:pany wept, and another, about 20 years of age, shining so sweetly in such numbers of men, women, bzon' gave her intense pain, and also the effect fell on her knees in bitter agony. Three other and children. And oh it was a lovely sight, one tiat such a change would have upon her poor young women langhed, and one was heard to say ! shall never forget, to see these young converts pother

, and what she would endure from her of one of the Christian men present, “ There is in the warmth of their first love, the spring time Popish acquaintances. She fell down on her

no more religion in him than in a post.”. Prayer of their new birth. Their simple child-like conkners, in this agonizing state, and prayed to the was aguin presented to God, and a boy was melted tiding faith, their ardent love, their humility, their Virzin Mary. She prayed again and again. No into tears. On being asked what made him weep, I countenances beaming with heavenly joy; all tellprace to her troubled soul. Hell appeared to be be replied, “On account of sin. Oh, sir, I am ing, with touching eloquence, they had been with, mening before her, and she sank into the deepest tired of Satan.” By this time all were affected, and found peace in Jesus. Jesus, and His love, despair. At last she prayed to the Lord Jesus and confessed they were seeking the Saviour. It is the grand attraction to their heart; their conShe found a little


was late, and the meeting terminated. On leaving, fessions, substantially, may be summed up in zrnt to pray again. She prayed again and again, they asked if they could not meet again as early these beautiful words: “He loved me, su i found peace. She was then directed to her as possible, which was done the following evening himself for me.” Blle, and found peace and joy in reading the They then seemed deeply affected, weeping over The Irish Reciral - Confessions of Converts. Lonpenres. Her Popery has now altogether left their sins, and Christian friends praying for them. She sees now that prayers to the Virgin can From that time they have continued to assemble

don: HOULSTON and WRIGHT, Paternoster Row. be o no avail, and that none but Christ Jesus can

every evening, and nearly all present on that mother, but 'Praise be to God,' she said, 'I have God through our Lord Jesus Christ, anil are much issued, it has already had a deservedly large sale.

upon sin. She suffered much trial from her Sunday evening appear to have found peace with | A deeply interesting little book. Though recently van able to withstand all temptation ; I am now exercised about the welfare of souls around them. It consists of narratives of conversations between living in entire dependence on God.' 'I now feel yrfectly happy, and all the follies of the world Christians all over the town. There is certainly a growing concern for souls in Mr. Jeffery, of Torrington, and the converts. The


in the preface, “I have no hesitation are no more delight to me.'"-Bulwark.

in affirming that a man must be dishonest to the BELFAST.-Meetings for prayer are still kept up

abundance of moral and religious evidence the in various places with considerable interest, and


province of Ulster affords, if he does not confess conversions still take place. Lately, at the close of Notes on the Revival at Neroton-Ards. By THOMAS, that the reformation of the people has been effected an evening service, forty individuals came forward

B. Bell, Leswalt. Edinburgh:

A. ELLIOT, 15, Christians, by thousands, have suddenly inherited

on a stupendous and unparalleled scale; and that

knowledge, life, and power; eclipsing perhaps the BALLYMENA.-A public paper states that

Tius is another testimony to the power and grace brightest eras of the Christian Church." the hundreds who have professed faith in Christ, of God in the work of conversion. It is a clear, cordially recommend this little book to all our the strictest scrutiny could not produce a dozen unvarnished statement of facts, detailed by a readers. barksliders.

judicious mind. Mr. Bell says, “Newton-Ards ARMAGH. — The good work is still progressing, contains about 12,000 inhabitants. The Union The Revival, or what I saw in Ireland. By John

BAILLIE, author of the Memoirs of Hewitson, persons are being "stricken down” during the Prayer-ineeting on Wednesday is attended by from religious services.

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11. “Oh! That Night!" Coming Crisis and its Resulis. The Doom of Christendom, when a visitor entered, still she was wrapt in Christ and the Churcl). Same subject, concludeci. Israel

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Israel's Restoration Introductory to Millennial Blessed. and look. The wild wail of despair gave place to ness. The Great Prophetic Question: Is the Millennium,

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18. Is Christ Willing?

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Is to feel your need of Him.” the light thereof.

The following interesting little fact was

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Are you so ?

who had it from the lady to whom it Old people are sometimes found mistak. Some persons who, on the whole, appear happened. Going into her flower garden ing steadiness, the “perforce” sobriety of to be Christians, are almost always com- one bright warm day, she remarked to old age, for conversion. "Ah, we all were plaining of themselves. You seldom get the gardener how she admired the sun. a little foolish when we were young, you anything from them about the glory and The first time he did not reply; but on know, but we grow steadier as we grow beauty of Jesus. (Psalm xlv.) When you her repeating it, he said, “Oh, ma'm! older," say they. To be sure they do, meet them, it's, “I am such a poor sinner, how you would admire the Sun of rightthey have no taste for the dance, their so failing, so faithless," &c. They get sad- eousness, the Lord Jesus Christ, if you limbs are stiffened so. The sports of der, and sadder, whilst the listener is knew Him." The lady made no answer; the field too are counted loss of time; often saddened too. Now suppose such but the Holy Spirit had touched her moreover too perilous for wise people, &c. persons would get by heart the 30th verse, heart. On returning to the house, she dc., but perhaps the love of money is in- of 1 Cor. i., and pray earnestly that it opened the Bible, and continued to creasing as the money itself increases, might be sealed home upon their hearts." search the Scriptures," until “the and that steady old man is in his heart Might they not know the meaning in their Sun of Righteousness,” the Lord Jesus bowing down before the great and hideous own (then) happy souls of “Rejoice in the Christ arose on her soul, “with healing idol mammon.

Lord always; and again I say, Rejoice.” in His wings.” If this little history be Ah, my reader! whatsoever be your age, There was once a poor simple man, but blessed of God to the reader, may he except you be a new man in Christ Jesus, wise in Christ Jesus, who was asked how“ go and do likewise;" and assuredly you never can enter into the kingdom of it was he was always happy? for they (the joy and peace, such as the world can God. In other words, you are a lost sin- interrogators) were so only sometimes. neither give nor take away, will be his ner as a child of Adam, and you can only "Ah,” said he, “You want to be something. or hers. be saved through believing in Jesus; and But I am a poor sinner, and nothing at “Incline your ear, and come unto me; he that believes in Jesus loves Jesus; and all; but Jesus Christ is my all in all.” | hear, and your soul shall live.” (Isaiah this love is showed by obeying his Word. (See Gal. vi. 14.)

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lived."-Numb. xxi, 8, 9.

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they were under the influence of the serpent's point of death, they immediately lived. Those bite, and it was mortal. Nothing, therefore, who felt the mortal wound inflicted by the fiery could be more hopeless than their state; they serpent had simply to behold the serpent of brass

might not have believe it, but so it was. They set upon the pole, and deoth in thein gave place “ And tho Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiers serpent, might have tried human remedies, because man to life. every one that is biven, when he looketh npon it,' shall always contrives to better his present distress if The remedy then was one, only one.

And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it he can ; but we may be sure that the e remedies lifted up bei ween earth and heaven. It was bitter any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he

They were made to feel that the ser- wholly of Gol's providing. The benefit was con

pent's bite was beyond their power of healing ; ferred by simply looking. It was perfect and The only way of salvation is most plainly set iherefore they asked Moses to take away the ser- instantaneous in its cure.

It needed nothing to hefore us in various parts of the Old Testament pents from them: but this was not God's way be added to it. It was free to every bitten man, Script'ires. Let us look at some of them. We of meeting their case. The people, then, had without money and without price. No one tried are told that Abel obtained witness that he was

sinned, were mortally wounded,' without any it in vain. Those who did not behold it died. righteous, by coming before God with the sacrifice power of ameliorating their condition, and withi- Such is God's remedy for dying souls now. It of a lanb; while Cain, with all his efforts to bring out any human hope of deliverance.

is Jesus only. He has been lifted up between the fruit of his own toil, was rejected. Noah and

And such, too, is man's real condition before I earth and heaven. He died for sinners, for us his family were saved by being inside the ark

The bitten, dying Israelites, present who were dead in trespasses and sins. This only which God had commanded to be built, while to us a touching picture of tens of thousands, remedy is entirely of God's providing; lis conevery person outside the ark perished.' Lot's yea millions, around us now. Man has sinned. passion and free grace sent forth the Saviour; for mocking sons-in-law died under God's fiery judg- He is a sinner in a three-fold sense. He is a God commendeth His love toward us, in that, ment of Sodom, because they remained in the sinner by birth, as a descendant of fallen parents; while we were yet sinners, Christ died for place which God had said He would destroy, and a sinner by pructice, as having actually trans- us. It is sin that is the plaque of our hearts, refused to escape for their lives. The Israelites gressed against God's holy commands; and a and in Jesus crucified we see sin condemned and in Egypt were saved from the vengeance of the sinner in heart, as having sin dwelling in him, removed for ever from us, for there God hath destroying angel, because they took shelter in so that he is inwardly desperately wicked. But made Christ “to be sin for us. who knew no God's only remedy-the blood of the Lamb. The more than this, for most persons have added to sin, that we might be made the righteousness of manslaver escaped the forfeit of his life hy fleeing all these the crowning sin of not believing in the God in Him." On the Cross it was that Christ to the city of refuge. The loathsome leper was

only begotten Son of God—not receiving that was lifted up that Ile might bring us to God. at once cleansed by being sprinkled with blood. Saviour whom God hath sent. The Holy Spirit The benefits, too, of God's salvation are reaRahah only was favoured in the destruction of has come to convict men that they are sinners, lized by simply looking. It is, “ Look unto me, Jericho because the scarlet line was in her win-to shew them that they are dead in trespasses and ond he ye saveil.” « Behold the Lamb of God, dow. The serpent of brass set upon a pole was sins, and exposed to eternal death and condemna which taketh away the sin of the world.” Beanother testimony to the simple way of eternal tion. Surely nothing can be more hopeless than lieve in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt lie salvation, which God provided for sinful men.

man's condition as under sin and death; nothing saved.” “By Him, all that believe are justificil Many true-hearted souls have not peace with can be more helpless, because, with all his inve.1- from all things.” " Whoso cometh unto me, God, because they do not see the simplicity of tions to better his cirenmstances, he has never I will in no wise cast out.” the Gospel. They do not allow their thoughts vet devised a remedy for death. He diligently It is free to every one who desires it. Whosoto be regulated by the written word of God, as projects moral schemes for lopping off the wide- | ever believeth in Him hath everlasting life. By the only standard of truth, or regard the Holy spreading branches of outward infamy, but the me, if any man enter in te shall be saved. Spirit as the only Teacher and Revealer of the stup still remains the stock of a corrupt tree. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy things of Christ; consequently there is no fixed-Man cannot devise a cure for death. Ile tries to laden, and I will give you rest. Whosoever wil ness of thought, and no solid rest for their trou-smooth the dying pillow with the tear of sympa- let him take the water of life freely. bled minds. Unless the conscience he thoroughly thy, and refreshing cordials; he may embellish God also gives an immediate and perfect cure. convicted of the total ruin and depravity of the the corpse with the costliest ornaments, and the "He that believeth in me,” said Jesus, “hath evernatural man, it is not prepared to receive the full sweetest spices; he can make the most attractive lasting life.” He that believeth is justified by His testimony of God's abounding grace; and unless display at the grave; he can garnish the sepulchre blood, shall not come into condemnation, but is the mind is freed from human opinions, it will with dazzling a lornments; but he cannot cure passed from death unto life; for by one offering not perceive the beautiful simplicity of the gospel the serpent's hite, he cannot triumph over death. "Je hath perfected for ever trem that are sanctiti:ä. of Christ. Hence it is that so many sincere He sees death all around him, and feels dying II hath obiaine i eternal redemption for us. souls, who have been quickened by the Holy himself, and he is without strength and without The Israelites by looking to the serpent of Ghost, go doubting and fearing nearly all their hope in the world.

brass only had temporal life, but, by looking unto days. They either look within for certain feel

Men little think what an admission they make Jesus, we have eternal life. This is the merey ings, attaininents, evidences, and the like, instead when they say, “ve are sinners.". It really of the gospel, as our Lord declared, “As Moses of looking wholly to Christ; or, if they look to

means we have death working in is because we lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so Christ, they think that something else is required, have sinnedwe are dead in trespasses and sins, must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whosoinstead of receiving simply what God says in and on the way to eternal death. Such is really ever believeth in Him should not perislı, but have His Word, concerning the finished work of His the meaning of the common expression, "I eternal life.heloved Son, and the safety and security of all know that I'm a sinner.” Oh, that the Holy It is not, then, or:linances, duties, self-denial, those who come unto God by Him. Let 'no bur- Spirit would tear away the veil of ignorance and outward zezl, however proper these things may dened sinner expect peace with God but by look unbelief from men's minds, and so convict mul- be in their place, but Christ and Him crucifiri ing wholly to Christ crucified and risen, and be- titudes everywhere, that, like the prophet of that meets the sinner's need. lle alone has trilieving God's record of the value of the blood of old, they may cry out, “Woe is me, for I am umphed over death. He only is the life, the the Cross. undone!”

truth, the way to the Father. He is the only The story of the serpent of brass is calculated,

Our condition, then, naturally is similar to vediator between God and men. His blood the hy the Spirit's teaching, to give peace to anxious that of the bitten Israelites. They had sinned, only fountain for sin and uneleanness. His deatha souls, because it so plainly sets forth the way of so liave we. They were guilty before God, so alone satisfied Divine justice. In the Cross God in grace with men as ruined sinners. Or are we. They were justly condemned, so are we. Gorl's fierce wrath was poured out, and His inblessed Lord expounded it to Nicodemus, so that They were dying because of their sin, so are we. finite holiness and truth vindicated. It is tlie we have not only the inspired narrative, but also They were unable to save themselves, so are we. Cross that fully manifests man's minuo !liness, and the Divine comment upon it, as terching us the Neither they nor ourselves had any hope what- fully reveals God's abounding love. Nowhere is only way of eternal salvation. The testimony ever, till God, in free, boundless mercy, provided sin's foul blackness so seen as in the Cross, and of Moses, by the Spirit in the Old Testament, a remedy. Let us now consider,

nowhere else is sin seen condemned and put away. and the explanation of Christ Himself in the 2. THE REMEDY GOD PROVIDED. Why should Without the death of the Cross, Jesus tauglit new, stamp the sulject with the deepest interest God provide a remedy? Did the people deserve there could be no salvation, and it was to ile and importan e. Little, perhaps, did the ancient it? No. They had sinned, and merited God's Cross alone that He directed Vicodemus for Lawgiver feel, when lifting up the brazen serpent righteous indignation. But their need, their eternal life.

The apostles preached “Christ in order that the dying Israelite might behold it helpless state, moved God's compassion and crucified," and Paul said, “God forbid that I and live, that he was shadowing forth that un mercy, and He brought life and salvation to the should glory save in the Cross of our Lord Jesus equalled event when Christ, in unparalleled love, dying and needy. The thought of the people Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, was willingly lified up upon the Cross for the was merely to have the serpents taken away

and I unto the world.” salvation of lost sinners. “But so it was, as the from them—they only thought of some improve- “ The Cross, its burthen-oh! how great, Lord Himself touchingly testified, when He said, ment in their present circunstances--but God's No strength but Ilis could bear its weight, “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilder- thoughts of love and pity are far higher than ness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, this." His way is to give life to dying souls--to that whosoever believeth in Him might not abolish death; Ile therefore provided such a re- The testimony of Jesus Ilimself, the recorils perish, but have everlasting life.”

medy' that whoever looked unto it lived. This of the Old and New Testaments, the witness of pr.)There are three points in ihis narrative which is a remedy worthy of the God of resurrection. phets and apostles, all contur in directing the demand our solemn consideration. 1. The con. It never entered into man's heart to conceive a serpent-hittin, sin-sick soul to Jesus crucified, dition of the people. 2. The remedy God pro- remedy so perfect, so suitable, so glorious, s.) and there alone for life, everlasting life; and vided. 3. The etiects.

“ The Lord said unto Moses, blessed indeed are those who, liy faith in lim, 1. TIE CONDITION OF TE PEOPLE. The make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole; escape eternal deaths fully deserved, and people had sinned. They had murmured against and it shall come to pass, that every one that is receive eternal life so wholly undeserved, but God, and justly brought Ilis judgment and wrath bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live." The freely given. “He that believeth on the Son upon them. They were, therefore, under sen- remedy was simple, and the cure immediate. It hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not tence of death; for sin and death are connected was not a question of their doings, experiences, the Sin shall not see life, but the wrath of God together. The wages of sin always has been, or evidences; it was look and live. They were abideth on him.” and always will be, death. Much people of commanded to look outside themselves, straight 3. THE CFFECTS. “It came to pass that if a Israel had died, and many more were dying ; to the object set before them, and, though at the serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the

abundant in mercy.

No love but His would undertake
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