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deformities appear in terrible reality when we see them through the eyes of Christ through the light of the Sun of Righteousness.

The natural man who looks at this world, and at his own heart, through his natural eyes, sees it under the false torch-light of Satan, and sees no realities. It is not, he says, so black; he has not even light enough to discern the depth of the abyss, nor fathom its darkness; he has no power by which to discern the dead bones that fill the whited sepulchres of those fair-looking buildings. He is a worm, and sees only the atoms that are close to him; and even those atoms he sees only through his false eyes of sin and self-love.

Such were we all, but free grace awoke us; aye, and it once awoke many in Rome also. Let us beware that we "contend earnestly" for the faith once delivered to the saints. But fix our eyes on Jesus, that we may contend successfully. Let us be as moons that reflect the light of the sun. This is the world's time of darkness; the bright and the morning Star has not yet burst upon the earth; the glorious Sun has not yet risen; but our eyes of faith see the Sun, and see his glory, because we are risen with Him; and it is our part, believers, to reflect his light; but how can we reflect Him, if we look one upon another, instead of each one looking upon Jesus.



Psalm exxxiii. 7, cxli. 8.

SWEET peace have they whose minds are staid
Firm on the Rock in Zion laid,

No anxious care disturbs their rest;
Whate'er of earthly ills betide,
Amid the storms secure they ride;
Their souls in patience are possessed.
Children of Him whose watchful eye
Regards the ravens when they cry,
What need they fear or bode of ill;
They know their hairs are numbered all,
Nor can the smallest sparrow fall
Without their Father's sovereign will.
Though all around is dark and drear,
Nor sun, nor moon, nor stars appear,
And every earthly Cherith dries;
Faith bears the drooping spirit up,
And sweetens every bitter cup;
A bow in every cloud descries.
The Lord who gave may surely take
The bruised reed He will not break,
He knows we are but dust:
The oil and meal alike may fail,
The whelming storm may long prevail,
Yet on His promise still we'll trust.
Whate'er in wisdom He denies
A richer boon His grace supplies,
A peace
the world can ne'er bestow;
Though nought remains we're not bereft,
What most we value still is left-
The rock whence living waters flow.
'Tis sweet the promise then to plead,
And feel whate'er we think we need,
Jehovah can provide.

To trace the mercies of our God
In all the devious paths we've trod,
Who never has a good denied.
Then come what will, we'll humbly wait,
His arm was never bared too late,
The promise will not fail.
Though dark the night, the morn will break;
The prayer of faith shall yet prevail,
And we shall deem the trial sweet
That laid us waiting at His feet.

A LADY, well known to the writer, lay
stretched on a sick bed; her babe had
lived but a few days, and the mother
appeared to be rapidly sinking into the
arms of death. The doctor had been,
but he only shook his head mysteriously,
saying, "I can do no more." Fond
relatives were pleading earnestly at the
throne of grace, that the soul of the sick
one might be spared, though the body
should decay. The almost heart-broken
husband enters the room, approaches the
bed, leans over his loved one, and whis-
pers, "How do you feel now, dear?"
She answers, "Tell Dr. M to trouble
me no more; I have been to the Great
Physician, He has cured me, and I shall
soon go to meet my babe in Heaven.
am perfectly happy."


None but Jesus.

My dear friend, hast thou been to the Great Physician? Thou art afflicted with the fearful malady of sin; so far as human aid is concerned, thy sickness is unto death; but, cheering thought! Jesus can WE see the Spirit of God moving amidst cure thee; His blood can cleanse thee; chaos in the beginning of the epistle to His righteousness can justify thee; His the Romans; and we see the work of Spirit can make thee holy. At once Jesus like the rays of the sun descending apply to Jesus; now repair to the foun- upon those black, cold, chaotic mountain of His blood. Tarry not, but look tains of sins to melt them down. to the bleeding Redeemer, so shalt thou be able to say, "I have been to the Great Physician, and He has cured me. perfectly happy." T. W. MEDhurst. Kingston-on-Thames.

I am

The light of the Sun of Righteousness discloses to us the world AS IT IS, not only as it is to our eyes -we can see nothing aright-the appearances of sin under the light of Christ are more frightful than we imagine; but these hideous


Rome turned away its eyes from the risen One, and built spiritual towers of Babel, systems, and priestcrafts, and reflected earthly lights and carnal systems; and God gave them over to their own lusts and desires.

Oh! let our standard be high; no less a standard than the standard of Jesus. Let our eyes behold the King in His beauty, and let us test all by the MAN CHRIST JESUS-by His words, by His

sufferings, and by His example. Let us
have a single eye, and keep before us

the one faith and the one Master. If
Paul, or an angel from heaven, preach
not according to the written word, aye,
the written word alone, let him be ac-
cursed. Let our eyes be Christ's eyes,
our hearts be Christ's heart, and then we
will always see the King in His beauty,
none but Jesus.


"These shall go away into everlasting punishment, but the
righteous into life eternal."-MATT. xxv. 46.
EACH member of the human family must be either
in heaven or in hell. It is an awful thought.
There is no middle place. It is impossible to be
in a neutral position. The Judge is quickly
coming to execute His mission. None can escape
His flaming eye, none can flee beyond His reach.
Some must go into everlasting punishment, and
others into life eternal. How vastly momentous
is the subject! How intensely solemn! Can any
thing be compared with its immense importance?
Can any thing be so worthy of consideration?
Well might the blessed Saviour say, "What is a
man profited, if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul? or, what shall a man
give in exchange for his soul?"

The Scriptures give warrant for our having now the assurance of eternal salvation; and most blessed it is to know that we have passed from death unto life, from condemnation to justification, from enmity and rebellion to reconciliation and peace. It seems strange that persons who read the Bible should have a moment's rest till they can say with the patriarch, "I know that my Redeemer liveth;" or with the Apostle, "We know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." Many, however, with the Bible in their hands, appear to live as if the present time-state would last for ever; and as if there were no eternal torment to fear and escape, no eternal glory to seek an interest in. So dull is the human mind to a right contemplation of eternal realities, that except the Spirit of God arrest and enlighten the conscience, men perseveringly pursue the broad road which leadeth to destruction; deaf to the gospel call, and unmoved by the Saviour's





How fearful, then, is the instruction conveyed by the Saviour's words, "These shall away into everlasting punishment." Surely we go do well to enquire like the prophet, "Who us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?" Should not every one who reads these lines put there? Some may hesitate, but we earnestly the question honestly to his heart, Shall I be advise them to make the personal enquiry. Some may reply, it is impossible to give a decided answer to such a question. No, dear reader, hear with us when we still press a reply, for the Scripture saith, "He that believeth on Him (Christ) is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.' 2. THEIR ETERNAL DOOM. As they live with- Can any thing, dear reader, be plainer, to shew you that, at this moment, the Searcher of hearts, out the Saviour, so they die unsaved. beholds you either not condemned or condemned solemn is the thought, that some around us now, may possibly fall under God's everlasting punish-already? Let your own conscience then reply. There may be others who say it is very harsh to ment. Yea, we know it must be so, if they continue to reject Christ-"If ye believe not that I speak so plainly of the dreadful horrors of the lost, but our answer to such is, Did not our Lord am He, ye shall die in your sins....whither I go ye cannot come;" thus excluded for ever from utter the very words we are considering? Did the glorious presence of God and the Lamb, and He not also say, "Preach the Gospel to every eternally separated from the fountain of love, creature; he that believeth and is baptized shall life, light, and joy. They will be banished with be saved, and he that believeth not shall be the awful sentence, "Depart from me, ye cursed, damned?" Did not Paul say, "Knowing the into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and terrors of the Lord, we persuade men?" and also, "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great his angels." As body and soul have been engaged in sin against God, so body and soul will salvation?" Oh, dear reader, we desire that you be under the inflictions of Divine wrath. When may flee from the wrath to come and be saved, men die, they vainly hope that they have done for God is still rich in mercy. Christ crucified The verse for our consideration forms the con- with their bodies for ever, but it is not so. They is still the power of God unto salvation to every clusion of a prophetic parable put forth by our may be laid in the grave, and worms may feed one that believeth. The crucified Saviour is the Lord Himself, and I have selected it not with upon them, or their frame moulder into dust, but alone fountain opened for sin and all uncleanthe thought of expounding the parable, which I the body shall live again. Men must come up to the foulest sinner, to come without money and It is indeed a great salvation. It is free believe is very peculiar and little understood, but again out of their graves. "There shall be a because of the startling facts presented to us of resurrection both of the just, and the unjust." without price. It delivers from eternal consome going away into everlasting punishment, The dead, small and great, must stand before God. demnation, blots out all sin and transgression and others into eternal blessing. On other occa- Body and soul will be cast into outer darkness. for ever, freely gives everlasting life and rightsions our Lord referred to the same momentous They will be bound hand and foot, and taken eousness, and brings the far-off, self-destroying, subject, shewing that some would sit down with where there is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing guilty sinner at once in peace to the Father's Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of of teeth. "Fear Him," said Jesus, "who is able bosom. Is not this a great salvation? If the heaven, but that others would be cast into outer to destroy both body and soul in hell." Inde reader has neglected it to the present moment, darkness, where there will be weeping and gnash-pendently of the mental anguish, the bodily suflet us now say, how can you escape the wrath to ing of teeth; some will be rejoicing at the mar-ferings will be dreadful beyond conception. We come? You may not have neglected church riage supper of the Lamb, while others are bound experience pain now connected with what may of religion, and yet have neglected this great salgoing or chapel going, or the outward ordinances hand and foot and taken away; some after death be called natural sickness, and we realize the will be carried by the angels into Abraham's comfort of the tear of sympathy, and appropriate How can you be happy? How can you give vation. O Christless soul, how can you escape? bosom, knowing only joy and comfort, while remedies; but the pain then will be deserved others are separated from the blissful abode by infliction for transgression, unmitigated wrath sleep to your eyes again, without receiving this an impassable gulf, and suffering the tormenting poured out by Divine justice, no sympathizing great salvation? O that the Holy Spirit may so influence of the burning flame of God's ven- friend to comfort, no possible means of affording awaken you to a sense of your real danger, that geance. The Apostle also plainly declares, that a moment's relief, but ceaseless and everlasting you may agonize to enter in at the strait gate, some will be for ever with the Lord, and others punishment in the lake which burneth with fire make the precious blood of the Lamb of God punished with everlasting destruction from the and brimstone. The interminable flow of tears, your only refuge, and find that it purges your presence of the Lord. Seeing, then, what eternal the constant shrieks of bitterest remorse, the conscience, and gives you confidence in God. consequences are involved, doth it not behove us thickest, blackest darkness, the intolerable pain, to seek a solid, scriptural assurance (if we have the pit filled with the vilest companions, give us it not) that we have fled from the wrath to come, but a faint idea of what God has revealed conthat we have been accepted in the Beloved, and cerning the eternal condition of the lost. No are therefore no longer exposed to the righteous tongue can possibly describe their anguish. The anger of God? power of mental reflection, the ability to bring In considering the principles of truth con- past scenes to remembrance, aided by Him who tained in the verse before us, let us notice-1st. saith, "I will set them in order before thine The characteristics of the lost during life. 2nd. eyes," the knowledge of having rejected the only Their eternal doom. 3rd. Who are "the right- Saviour, the sight of Lazarus in Abraham's eous." 4th. Their life and walk. 5th. Their bosom in joy and bliss, while they feel tormented everlasting felicity. in the flame, the vain and ceaseless longings for one drop of water to cool their parched tongue, the experience that they are separated for ever from all relief by an impassable gulf, and the deepest remorse connected with the thought, that had they in their time-state bowed to the Saviour's name, wept at His wounded feet, believed in the efficacy of His blood, how different their state would be, all will combine to fill up the torments of those who die in their sins. Oh the horrid blackness of eternal despair! What artist can paint it! What words can express it! What finite mind can grasp it! Surely it needed a mighty Saviour to redeem from such destruction. Surely a countless price was necessary to be paid to enable Divine justice to exclaim, "Deliver him from going down to the pit; I have found a ransom!" Yes, Jesus is mighty to save, and still He says of all who come to Him, "I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will


ING LIFE. In a word, they are Christless. Whatever else they have, they live and die with out faith in the crucified Redeemer. This is the decisive point. The certain mark of a lost soul is, that he has not embraced Christ as his only Saviour; as another has said,

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What think ye of CHRIST is the test,
To try both your state and your scheme;
You cannot be right in the rest,

some able to argue on religious topics, others he thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruc-
they have not received that Saviour whom God triumphantly respond, "O death, where is thy
profoundly ignorant; still they are lost, because tion;" and the coming sinner can now by faith
hath sent: "He that hath the Son hath life, sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The
and he that hath not the Son of God hath not sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is
life." This is plain, though so very solemn. the law; but thanks be to God, who giveth us
Their hearts having never been melted by the the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Saviour's love, they see no beauty in Him, they
discern nothing charming in His gracious voice;
their souls not being affected by eternal realities,
their comforts and expectations are limited to the
narrow bounds of time and sense. Being Christ-
less, they are therefore not Christlike. Benevo-
lent to their fellow-creatures they may be, but
needy follower of Jesus for His sake. The Lord,
they know not the sweetness of ministering to a
then, may justly reprove such by saying, "I was
an hungred, and ye gave me no meat; I was
thirsty, and ye gave me no drink; I was a
stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye
clothed me not; sick and in prison, and ye
visited me not;...... Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of
these, ye did it not to ME."

Unless you think rightly of HIM." There may be the greatest possible variety of natural character, educational attainments, or of providential circumstances; still they are lost, because they are Christless. Some may be moral, others immoral; some chaste, others rude; some rich, others poor; some generous, others covetous; some professors of religion, others scoffers; some nominal protestants, others professed infidels;

3. Let us now consider WHO ARE "THE RIGHT

EOUS?" Ah, says the Pharisee, that's I! I give alms, make long prayers, pay my due, injure no man; surely then I am righteous! No, no; you may be all this, and yet not be righteous. You are a breaker of God's laws, you know not the Lord Jesus, you refuse His Gospel, you love not His brethren. No, it is not you, for God hath declared, there is none righteous, no, not one; and the inspired prophet likens man's best performances, unaided by the Spirit, to filthy rags; for the flesh profiteth nothing. Who, then, are the righteous? Is there any way by which a crimson sinner can be made righteous? Yes, in Christ;"even the righteousness of God, which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all, and upon all them that believe." This is the way by which a sinner is made righteous-"made the righteousness of God in Christ" (2 Cor. v. 21); and these are "the righteous" who will go into life eternal. They are vile in the flesh as others, but are righteous in Christ by faith; they are complete in Christ.

It is this glorious doctrine of imputed righteousness that Paul so often brings before us in his epistles, because it is the especial glory of the gospel, and has been preached in all ages. Abel and Noah were accounted righteous by faith. Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. David also spoke of the doctrine of righteousness without works. Paul shews us that it shall be imputed to us also, if

we believe on Him that raised up Jesus our Lord came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer deemed us to God by thy blood;" while the from the dead; and he tells us that the longing Him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hun-myriads of myriads of bright shining angelic desire of his own heart was to be found in Him, gred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee hosts add their ascriptions too of "Worthy is not having his own righteousness which is of the drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took the Lamb.”law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or, when But we must stop. Our thoughts of eternal the righteousness which is of God by faith. Dear saw we thee sick and in prison, and came unto bliss are too poor, our conceptions too meagre, old Berridge said on this subject, "A robe I must thee? And the King shall answer and say unto to attempt further description of that bright and have of one whole piece, broad as the law, spot-them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye hallowed region, the glories of which are unless as the light, and richer than an angel ever have done it unto one of the least of these my utterable. "The righteous" are rapidly hastenwore, the robe of Jesus;" while another ex-brethren, ye have done it unto ME." Our Lord's ing to it. The blood of Jesus has secured it for claimed, estimate of serving His people was elsewhere us; His righteousness is our title to full possesexpressed thus: "Whosoever shall give to drink sion; and He ever makes intercession for us, unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water that we may be saved to the uttermost. A only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto little while, and then the Lord Himself shall he shall in no wise lose his reward." descend froin heaven with a shout, and all His 5. THEIR EVERLASTING FELICITY."The saints, living or dead, shall be caught up to meet righteous unto life eternal." What mortal mind Him in the air; then this corruptible shall put can comprehend such glorious heights and depths! on incorruption, this mortal shall put on imWhat words can portray the beauty and glory of immortality, and death shall be swallowed up in those cloudless realms of infinite purity and per victory. Then shall we see His face, and be fection! At our very approach to the threshold with Him, and like Him, for ever. Then will it of the subject, we seem to hear a voice within us, be known of a truth, that the unbelieving and saying, "Take thy shoes from off thy feet, for unloving "go into everlasting punishment, but the place whereon thou standest is holy ground." the righteous into life eternal." The Lamb as it had been slain will ever be the great object of delight, and the source of uninterrupted joy and praise.

Grace Abounding; or, "I've found Jesus." (Continued from page 5.)

4. The life anD WALK OF THe righteous.

They live not as they once did. They are more or less spiritual. Though they feel the infirmity of the flesh, and the motions of sin in their flesh, they walk not after the flesh. They prove in their experience that fleshly lusts war against the soul, and know that it is for their present blessing, as well as for God's glory, to walk in the Spirit; and this they can do, because they are born of the Spirit, and indwelt by the Spirit, and realize that they have access, through Jesus, unto the Father by the Spirit.

The inheritance of the righteous shall be for ever-Incorruptible, undefiled, and unfading." Now is their time for "evil things," then for eternal and unchanging bliss; now to sow in tears, then to reap in joy; now to endure suffering, then to enjoy pleasures for evermore; now to live in a Christ-rejecting world, then to dwell for ever amid Christ-exulting crowds; now to know Christ only by faith, then to see Him with unclouded vision, and so be for ever with the Lord. No Satan to tempt then, no evil world to allure, no wicked to trouble, no vile body to clog, They are a believing people. Their faith in no infirmities to hinder, no sin to distress, no beJesus is a living faith, a spiritual faith, a feeling reavements to cause weeping, no separations to faith; it is not mere sentiment or head know- call for mourning, no failure to give sorrow ledge, but it is connected with inward feelings of There will be no pining sickness, no aching brow deepest necessity and interest,-"With the heart no sorrow of heart, no heaviness of spirit, no perman believeth unto righteousness." With their plexity, no unkindness; but Satan trampled unwhole heart they have fled from the wrath to der foot, the world for ever passed away, the come, and with feelings of deepest emotion re-wicked 'eternally imprisoned, our vile body ceived salvation by Christ. They feel that the changed and fashioned like the glorious body contemplation of the Redeemer's sufferings tells of the Saviour, and everlasting songs of joy in at to them the immeasurable depths of God's every heart. loving heart, and in this way the Holy Ghost sheds abroad the love of God in their hearts. Thus they feel the fact that God is love, and worthy to be adored; and they are constrained by the love of Christ to honour and serve Him, and to count it their duty as well as privilege to confess His name to those around. Moreover, they perceive that He who once loved Martha, and Mary, and Lazarus, now also has a people in It will be an abode of unchanging light and the earth who are as dear to Him as they were. glory, for God is light, and in Him is no darkThey clearly see that no part of creation is so ness at all. Hence it is declared, that there shall dear to His heart as His ransomed ones. They be no night there, and they need no candle, neiknow that He taketh pleasure in them that fear ther the light of the sun; for the glory of God Him, in them that hope in His mercy. Hence, doth lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. while they more or less imitate Him who is kind There shall not be the smallest cloud to give a to the unthankful and the unholy, they specially moment's dimness to the brightness and glory of love and serve the household of faith. The right-that happy region. As we have said before, Emma Ceous, then, are a loving people. Many a feeble- 'No sorrow will be there, for God Himself shall minded child of God has been comforted by the be with them, and be their God; and God shall was deeply exercised before the Lord apostle's declaration, "We know that we have wipe away all tears from their eyes: and there about a giddy, careless sister, and though passed from death unto life, because we love the shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor ery-she did not live to receive answers to her brethren." We always love the children of those ing, neither shall there be any more pain; for whom we have reason to respect and honour, the former things have passed away; there shall earnest desires, yet after she had passed and so the Christian loves God's children, because be no more curse, but the throne of God, and of into the presence of her Saviour, the

We may not live to see all our prayers answered, but, having committed our requests into the hands of the Father of mercies, we may well rest in His faithful love, to send kind answers of peace in His own time and way; for He is a Rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Many anxious parents have earnestly pleaded at the throne of grace for muchloved sons and daughters, and sometimes felt discouraged, because their prayers have not been answered during the time of their pilgrimage; however, in due time the answer has come, though the praying relatives did not live to see it. In our It will be a region of unsullied holiness. The own experience, we have seen children Living creatures rest not day and night, saying, converted soon after parents have de"Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come." God is of purer parted to be with Christ; and we rememeyes than to behold evil; therefore there shali ber one of the most devoted men we ever nothing enter there that defileth, or worketh abomination, or maketh a lie, but they which knew, telling us that he was awakened are written in the Lamb's book of life.

just as his praying wife fell asleep in Jesus. We do well then to pray in faith, believing that our prayers will be heard because presented in the name of Jesus, and wait on God to answer when and how He thinks best.

le is constrained to love God.

the Lamb, shall be in it.

"Had I an angel's holiness,
I'd lay aside that beauteous dress,
And wrap me up in Christ."

It is this peace-speaking, soul-comforting, Christ-you,
exalting, creature-humbling doctrine of righteous-
ness by faith, that has sustained God's people in
all ages, and that leads so many still to sing so

"Jesus! thy blood and righteousness,

My beauty are, my glorious dress;
Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed,
With joy shall I lift up my head.
"This spotless robe the same appears,
When ruin'd nature sinks in years;
No age can change its glorious hue,
The robe of Christ is ever new."

True gospel faith is always associated with There will be happy obedience, and willing power of the Holy Spirit was mightily love. Hence the apostle saith, "In Jesus Christ service. The Lamb which is in the midst of the put forth; in less than two years, Mary neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor un-throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto circumcision, but faith which worketh by love." fountains of living waters, and they shall follow Faith, then, moves in an atmosphere of love, and the Lamb whithers ever He goeth. They shall these we find were considered by the apostles the be before the throne of God, and serve Him day two great signs of true regeneration; so that and night in His temple; they shall cast their when they heard of any persons having "faith crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints," worthy! they considered it a sufficient warrant to address It will be a dwelling place of perfect love, for them at once as children of God. The apostle God is love. The eternal love of the Father, John expresses himself most decidedly on this the self-sacrificing love of the Son, the comfortpoint, saying, "We love Him, because He first ing love of the Spirit, will then be fully known, loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth calling forth ceaseless and grateful response from his brother, he is a liar; for he that loveth not the innumerable hosts of the blood-washed mulhis brother whom he hath seen, how can he titude. It will be, therefore, full of joy. The love God whom he hath not seen?" And with Father rejoicing over His returned prodigals, these principles, the characteristics of the right- the Shepherd rejoicing over the lost sheep safely eous spoken of by our Lord agree. "I was an folded, the Spirit filling each vessel with joyful hungred, and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, fruit, while the singing of countless ransomed and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye ones causes heaven to resound with joyful Halletook me in; naked, and ye clothed ine; I was jujahs, and the grateful anthem of Worthy is sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye the Lamb, for thou wast slain, and hast re


Ann C, who had so long pursued such an evil course, was to be seen in that very town glorifying and praising the God of all grace for His distinguished mercies to her, and fulfilling the Scripture testimony, that "to whom much is forgiven the same loveth much."

Mary Ann Chad been repeatedly advised by kind friends to break off her sinful association, but it had little apparent effect. At one period, however, she seemed to feel the impropriety of it, discontinued it for a time, and resided as a house servant with kind Christian people.

After a while, however, her resolution Little could she have imagined that he are covered, and God will not impute failed her, and, yielding to evil sugges- would be directed by the invisible God iniquity unto me. My person is justified, tions, she returned again to her former to her then, with feelings of Christ-like for I am invested with the obedience of wicked course. love and compassion, and be instru- Jesus, I am clothed in His righteousness. mental in pointing her to that Saviour As my substitute, all He did, He did for who alone was able to cleanse her guilty me; and all He procured, He procured conscience, and give her everlasting par- for me. As therefore He procured a


She was, however, exceedingly terrified at the intelligence of her sister's death. Indeed it came very near her heart; and when she heard how earnestly her sister don and peace. But so it was; and we perfect acquittal from all charges, and had prayed for her, and the deep solicita- shall hope to continue the narrative as provided an everlasting righteousness, my tion she had evinced for her eternal wel-nearly as possible in his own words. person is completely justified. My ser(To be continued in our next.) fare, for some time she could neither eat vices are purchased. Jesus has a right to nor drink. What effect it had on her Salutary Thoughts. me, to all I have, and to all I can do. I conscience, we cannot say, as she still am not my own, but His. My talents, pursued the same course. But the prayer I AM a sinner, a sinner against a holy my time, my life, are not my own, but of faith must be answered. God has God; a sinner who cannot offer the least His. Dearly He bought me, honourably declared it shall be. Petitions for this excuse for my sins; a sinner condemned He paid for me, and therefore justly He sinful woman had been spread before the by a righteous judge, in accordance with may claim me. My faults are aggravated. mercy-seat, and the time at length came a law which is holy, just, and good. I If I sin now, I do not sin merely against for the hand of God to be put forth to am a sinner, and I deserve to suffer; to Him, but against grace. I sin not against pluck this sinful woman as a brand from suffer the full penalty due to my sins, my Creator merely, but against my Rethe eternal burning. though that penalty is being punished deemer. Every fault is committed in the When Mary Ann heard of her sister's with the devil and his angels for ever. I light, and is aggravated by the infinite death, she little thought, perhaps, that am doomed to suffer, that is to say, the love of my compassionate Saviour. My she would herself be so soon suffer-law has passed sentence upon me, and love should burn. Yes, if Jesus has so ing upon a bed of languishing. But there is no hope for me, but in the cle- loved me, I ought to love Him with all so it was. God's hand was very heavy mency of my justly-offended Sovereign. my heart, soul, mind, and strength. My upon her. Alarming bodily disease broke I need not suffer, nor need any sinner to love to others should be hatred in comout, she became rapidly emaciated, while whom the gospel of Christ comes; for parison with my love to Him. What her conscience was sorely exercised, eter- that gospel offers a free pardon to the wondrous love He has displayed to me, nal realities were pressed upon her mind, guilty, and a full salvation to the lost. and what hearty, earnest, burning love I and she was anxious to know the way Therefore, I will not suffer, for there is a should manifest to Him! My zeal should of salvation. She was then residing in Saviour, a Saviour for me, a Saviour who glow. His zeal for my salvation ate Him the town of Y, about 60 miles from is able, willing, and waiting to save me. up, it consumed Him; and my zeal for T-——, where her sister had so earnestly I will go to Him. I will go to Him at Him, for His cause, and for His glory, prayed for her. once. I will go to Him just as I am. I should be a glowing zeal, a zeal that will will go to Him to be saved by Him. I consume selfishness, and prepare me to will go and cast myself at His feet, throw do or suffer anything for His honour. myself on His mercy, and so put Him My property should be consecrated. Yes, to the test. I will plead with Him, tell-all should be considered the Lord's, be ing Him I am lost, that I have no hope used as the Lord's, and be employed for but in His mercy, nor expectation but His glory and praise. As I am not my in His grace. I will plead my need of own, so nothing that I have is my own; His help, the invitation He has sent me, both person and property belong to Jesus, and the promise He has made, that He and should be devoted to Him. My will cast out none that come to Him. I influence should be exerted-exerted for will not be put off, but, lying at His feet, Christ, and for the good of His beloved


Her soul concern increased, as well as her bodily sickness; and, strange to say, she expressed herself fully convinced that she should never find the way of salvation in that town. Ill as she was, she continually exclaimed, I must leave this place, I shall never find the Saviour here; I must go to T. She could not be persuaded to the contrary, and those around her had no rest, from the intense desire she manifested to leave Y-and go to T. She was very poor, I will look up, cry earnestly, and wait ones. For them I should speak and and had no means of defraying the tra- until He shall say unto me, "Go IN write; for them I should act and suffer; velling expenses; the man with whom PEACE." Salvation is all-important to to them I should give of my substance. she resided, a socialist, was also very me, and as I may be saved, I will be His hungry ones I should feed; His sick poor, but he could not resist her deep saved; and as I may know myself saved, ones I should visit; His illiterate ones I anxiety to leave the place. Part of the I will not rest until I hear Him sweetly should teach; and His despised ones I money for her travelling expenses he whisper to my soul, "I AM THY SAL- should honour. My pity should be shewn. obtained by pawning his coat, and the VATION." Pity for them who sit in darkness, and in remainder he begged, to enable him to I am a believer, a believer in Jesus; I the shadow of death. For them who procure a third class ticket for her and have renounced my own righteousness, have not His law to convince them, nor her two little children; and, in a state of and now place my whole dependance on His gospel to convert them. Pity for great bodily prostration, her earnest de- Jesus, and His finished work. I look at them who wander on in darkness, and sire was gratified, and they arrived one nothing within, at nothing done by me, need some one to guide them. Pity that afternoon in safety at T, when she but to Jesus and Jesus alone, to be saved will warn the sinner, invite the wanderer, was removed from the railway carriage, by His obedience, blood-shedding, and exhort the careless, entreat the indifferent, and left on the platform, with the expecta- intercession. I am a believer, and as and beseech those who are at enmity with tion that some friend would meet her. such, my sins are pardoned-all my sins, God, to be reconciled unto Him. Little did this poor woman think that and they are pardoned for ever. The Reader, you are a sinner, do you know one of the porters at the railway station whole debt is cancelled; the full receipt it? Do you feel it? Do you deplore it? was a man that feared God, and longed is given. I am guiltless before God, for You deserve to suffer, for you are a crifor the salvation of immortal souls. my transgressions are forgiven, my sins minal; you are doomed to suffer by the

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