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all knowledge;" there still remains the “twelve baskets full,” when the thousands are satisfied.
If Christ spake not to his disciples without a parable, it was that they might search for its meaning. The Old Testament abounds with them as well as the New. The Gospel was before preached unto Abraham, as the spiritual law reaches unto us ; we share alike, there is no difference. The Temple of Solomon is the growth of a saint, emblematically hid.
“ The Passover” is Scripture testimony. A near Relative and a Friend, have kindly afforded some improvements; and these pages are greatly indebted for correction to an intelligent lady.
Should this little book be never read, because the Scriptures are preferred, it would be counted for joy; and if it be read, may “The Express Image” be found among these broken specimens of “The Stone of Israel.” “I am the LORD, that is my name, and my glory will I not give to
another, neither my praise to graven images." Isaiah, xlii. 8. Glory is too celestial to rest on a creature, therefore no praise can be claimed, or given, to the most unworthy
January 7, 1836.
A FEW TREASURES, &c.
Search. Dig. Tread. Thresh. Johrt, v. 39. Job. xi. 18. Deu. xi. 24, 25. Mic. iv. 13. Acts, xvii. 11. Isa. vii. 25. Josh. xiv. 9. Isa. xli. 15.
“ Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Pet. i. 20, 21.
Search, dig, tread, thresh the Scriptures ; see what treasures belong to you, and make them your own; for if you find Jesus, "all are yours; and ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.”
Prov. xxiv. 30-32.
“I WENT by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding : and lo, it was
all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.”
“The Field which the Lord hath blessed.”—Gen. xxvii. 27. The Vineyard, of the LORD's right hand planting.– Isa. v. 1—7. The Wall of Salvation.—Isa. lx. 18. The field was grown over with thorns, because he had not tilled, or searched the word-nettles had covered the face of the vineyard, or Jesus was hidden from his viewthe stone wall was broken down, as he did not look for salvation to the “God of Israel, the Saviour.”
6 Then I saw, and considered it well : I looked upon it, and received instruction.” See Pro. xxvi. 13.; Matt. xxv. 26, 30,
MARK XII. 30.
“Thou shalt love the LORD thy GOD with all thy heart,” . . . humbly: “and with all thy soul,” . . sincerely : " and with all thy mind,” . . meekly : " and with all thy strength," . . victoriously. This is the first commandment. See Deu. vi. 5, &c.
“GOD IS A SPIRIT.” THE FATHER, THE SOX, THE HOLY GHOST. King William the fourth is our earthly King; a Father, a Husband, a Master; surely there is not one of his subjects would say, “There are three King Williams.” The inference is obvious.
“O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord.”— Jer. xxii. 29. There are not three earths, but one earth.
“ I will overturn, overturn, overturn it.”—Ezek. xxi. 27. Once overturned, and it is done.
“The temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the Lord are these.”—Jer. vii. 4. Yet there are not three temples, but one Temple.
“ Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of Hosts.”—Isa. vi. 3 ; viii. 13. Neither are there three Holies, but ONE LORD of Hosts, though thrice Holy, and seven times glorious. See Isa. xxiv. 19.
THE LETTER. Dear Madam,
Take not a word upon my testimony, but be like the noble Bereans, and search the Scriptures" to see if these things are so.
“God is a Spirit”—God is the Father, God is the Son, God is the Holy Ghost-One Spirit, “One Lord, and his name One.”- Zech. xiv.9. “There is no God