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JOURNAL OF PROPHECY.
“ NOT THE WISDOM OF THIS WORLD."-1 COR. II. 6.
SCIANT IGITUR, QUI PROPHETAS NON INTELLIGUNT, NEC SCIRE DESIDERANT,
CHRISTI NESOTRE MYSTERIUM.
JEROME IN EP. AD EPH.
JOURNAL OF PROPHECY .
ART. I.—THE LONGINGS OF THE CHURCH, AND THE PRO
SPECTS OF THE WORLD, AS CONTAINED IN THE LORD'S
PRAYER. We have seen how the longings of the Church are embodied, and the prospects of the world delineated, in the six petitions over which we have gone, set in their millennial light. But let us now glance for a moment at the Pleas with which these petitions are enforced, and which we find in the words, “ For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory for
Amen." The designation given to God at the commencement of this prayer must never be lost sight of, as it furnishes the key which opens up its aim and spirit. It is not as Jehovah, or as Almighty, or as Everlasting, we address him on whom we call, but we realise him as our Father in heaven." God is recognised as “ in heaven.”—But he is also owned as “ Father in heaven.” And he is at the same time acknowledged as
our Father, even as he is Father in heaven.” From this view the prayer starts, and with this idea it is impressed throughout.
Jesus and his Church have looked within the veil, and seen how heaven stands related to God as
a Father," and how God stands related to heaven as his family. But filled with admiration at the sight, their united and earnest desire is, that the fatherhood of God, as enjoyed in heaven, should be vouchsafed to all the earth, and that