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The God of Abraham praise,
At whose supreme command From earth I rise, and seek his joys
At thy right hand. I all on earth forsake,
Its wisdom, wealth, and power, And him my only portion make,
My Shield and Tower.
The God of Abraham praise,
Whose all sufficient grace, Shall guide me all my pilgrim days
In all his ways.
He calls himself my God,
Through his own blood.
He by himself hath sworn,
I on his oath depend.
To heaven ascend.
I shall his power adore, And sing the wonders of his grace,
For ever, ever more.”
The following is the sum of the preceding pages.
1. The “Introduction,” showing that the present time is God's Great Day of Preparation to the Millennial rest and Glory.
2. The “Great Power of Faith,” showing that as man has full assurance and dependence upon the written Word of God, the power of God acts upon him, he becomes one in the will and design of God, and shall be most assuredly saved.
3. “Jeruslem, the Centre and Joy of the whole Earth,” showing that “God hath declared that he has chosen Zion, that he has desired it for his habitation, this is my rest for ever, here will I dwell, for I have desired it;" and that no sooner will his true servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof, than he will arise and have mercy upon Zion, for the time to favour her, yea, the set time is then come, and that it is the indispensable duty of his true servants to leave their different assumed centres, and apply all their time, talents, energies, and money to this one centre, that there may speedily arise a unity in doctrine and practice which is now so much wanted, and which will never take place until they are found co-operating and acting in unison with the written word of God.
4th. “ The Jew, the Recipient of the Glory of God, or Shechinah,” showing that God must choose some medium to manifest and act through, in order to bring about his designs and promises in this visible world : and that this medium or reci. pient is the present poor, despised, outcast Jew, and that God is about gathering them again, and about clothing and adorning them with this visible Glory, or Shechinah ; and that, because of this display and manifestation of the visible Glory upon the head of the Jew, “ kings shall be their nursing fathers, and queens their nursing mothers; men shall bow to thee with their faces towards the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet.” And that this declaration is by no means to be spiritualized away—for it in no wise belongs to the present dispensation, nor to the Gentiles, but to God's literal Israel, the lineal descendant of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It belongs to the dispensation that is to succeed this present Gospel dispensation, and is in virtue of the oath that God made with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and will be fulfilled without any respect to their descendants' (the Jews) faithfulness or unfaithfulness; for God is, and will be, true and faithful, let their unbelief and unfaithfulness be what it may: "Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid : yea, let God be true, but every man a liar.” (Rom. iii. 3, 4.) “ Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the Lord hath chosen, he hath even cast them off ? thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them. Thus saith the Lord; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.” (Jer. xxxiii. 24-26.)
5th. “The Shechinah," showing that it is one and the same thing with the Sign mentioned in the New Testament; and with the “Glory," “Standard,” and “ Sign” or “Ensign,” menioned in the Old Testament, and that it is by this means he will destroy his enemies from this earth, and prepare a Paradise by the great increase of the Principle of Light from the Shechinah Glory, from whence every blessing and beatitude will flow.
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6th, « The Three Distinct Administrations under the Gospel Dispensation,” showing how this view of the subject does at once obviate all the many difficulties and apparent contradictions, by keeping each declaration and prophecy applied to that particular administration and people unto whom it was spoken; for instance, under this present Gospel dispensation to us Gentiles, which only applies to state exclusive of place, it is said, “From the rising of the sun, even to the going down of the same, My name shall be Great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering.” (Mal. i. 11.) But in the coming Millennial dispensation, it will apply to place inclusive of State, and Jerusalem and mount Zion will be the place: viz., “ And it shall come to pass in the last days, that