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“ all nations.” If we are sure that this is Christ who speaketh to us, let us not “ confer with “ flesh and blood.” If there be any man who is swayed by the opinion of the multitude, he “ is “ not worthy” of Christ. “ He that taketh not « his cross and followeth after me, saith our Lord, " is not worthy of me: and he that loveth father " or mother more than me is not worthy of me.” No man can follow Christ in the sense here intended, who cannot follow the example of Enoch and Noah, and believe God and not man. -Let us therefore press forward in faith, and

serve God in our generation, contented to do a little, where much cannot be done. Some of the disciples of our Lord whom he addressed as “the Light of the World,” left the world very shortly afterwards :* but, like John the Baptist, whose race was also short, they shone as "burning lights” during their appointed season.

So let us shine.

Yet a little while and the Son of Man shall "come in his glory, and all the holy angels with " him; and before him shall be gathered all “nations.” Then shall the adversaries of the truth be abashed and confounded, when they shall hear. him say to "the Redeemed out of every kindred,

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" and tongue, and people, and nation,” (some of whom they had said could never believe in Christ) COME, YE BLESSED! Then shall they strike their breasts and say, 'Destroyers of our own ' souls ! we could not believe the word of God. But our doom is just. We believed Satan . and promoted his designs, and laboured for his 'glory: and we opposed the work of God, and 'obstructed the Gospel of Christ, and ruined the souls of men. Our condemnation is just; and now we must go with the “ Prince of Darkness” whom we served upon earth : and now we ' must hear the terrible sentence, “ Depart ye “cursed into everlasting fire, prepared for the "Devil and his angels.” Matt. xxv. 41.

My Brethren, “Heaven and Earth shall pass away ;

but the words of Christ shall not pass away.” Matt. xxiv. 35.

Let us then, with true affection for the souls of our brethren, earnestly supplicate a merciful God who willeth nọt the death of a sinner, that he would send forth his Light and his Truth to convert their hearts and enlighten their understandings, in this their day of life and hope; that so they may unite with his people, in endeavouring to do his will on earth, as it is in hea

ven; teaching all nations to observe all things “ whatsoever Christ hath commanded us." Matth. xxviii. 20.

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meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light,” all blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, for ever and

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