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or lords restore it to us, our faith, our discipline and our revenues being always our own. So let none of the king's clergy imagine, that because the rigbts of the people have been so long a time suspended in the administration of their own kingdom, that they have long ago passed from them, for their rights are inalienable, and they are still the proper trustees of the church's revenues. It has been falsely imagined, that those immense incomes, which our bishops possess, are their own, but this bas arisen from the false notion, that the clergy constitute the church, when, in fact, they are only its servants, and ought to receive the approbation of their flocks before they are invested with their dignity, or give them the power of refusal. Let none of the king's clergy feed themselves with the notion that harlotry means the idolatry of images peculiar to the Papal church; for if it signify any idolatry, it is the idolatry of the Beast, that system of slavery by which they submit to the rule which the Roman Emperors instituted, whose mark they bear, and whose slaves they are, and who do not enter the ministry the right way, but get over the walls into the city, Rev. xiv. 9; let them learn that the idolatry of images and fornication or harlotry, are clearly distinguished. Rev. ix. 20, 21.-See MARK. BEAST, p. 82.
HARVEST.-The excision of the church's enemies and gathering in of the good. Matth. xiii. 39, 41, 42; Gal. iv. 14; Jeremiah i. 10; Matth. xxiv, 31 ; Rev. xiv. 15.
HEAD.-1. The Assyrian Empire. Dan. ii. 38.
2. Four heads of leopard. The four kingships under which the Greek Empire was administered : 1, that of Greece, and Macedon ; 2, that of Thrace and Bithynia; 3, that of Egypt; 4, that of Syria. Dan. vii. 6.
3. Seven heads. The Seven mountains of Rome; Seven
kings, i.e. kingships.-See Beast. DRAGON. The Babylonic-Assyrian, Medo-Persian, Greek, Syrian, Egyptian, Roman and Latin. Rev. xvii. 9, 10. The Seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sitteth. They are also seven kings (Greek). Rev. xii. 3; xiii. 1, 3.
4. Heads of the human body. Rev. ix. 7.
5. The extremities of cannons. Rev. ix. 17, 19.-See HORSE, 5.
HEAT.-Tyrannical Power. Rev. xvi. 9.
Heaven.-1. The supposed abode of God; the air, sky, clouds. Rev. iii. 12; xvi. 19; xi. 6; x.5; xx. 9.
2. The dominion or extent of a religion. Rev. vi. 14; xii. 7, 8; viii. 10; ix. l; viii. 13; xii. 10; xiii. 6; xiv. 6; xviii. 20; xix. 17; xvi. 21 ; xi.12. See pp. xiii. xiv.
3. Heaven and earth. The dominion and hierarchy of a religion, either the Pagan or the corrupt Christian. Rev. xxi. 1. For the first heaven and the first earth were passed away, and there was no more sea, i. e. Neither the former Roman ecclesiastical dominion nor civil was any more.-See Earth, 4. SEA.
4. A new heaven and a new earth denote a new social system in which eternal happiness and righteousness will reign, according to Is. lxv. 17, and 2 Pet. iii. 13. Heaven is a state and not a place; as place is only an accident of heaven, which may be any where where happiness dwells, and not a constituent. Rev. xxi. 1 : Dan. vii. 22; Is. li. 16; 1xvi. 22.–See Bride.
HORN.-1. Little horn of Daniel's fourth sea beast.
The Pope of Rome. Dan. vii. 8. See Bp. Newton's Diss. On the Prophecies.
2. The two horns of the Ram. The Medes and Persians. Dan. viii, 3.
3. The He-goat's notable horn. The empire of Alexander the Great. Dan. viii. 5.
4. The fuur horns of the He-goat. The kingdom of Cassander, who hail Macedon and Greece, and the western parts; of Lysimachus, who had Thrace, Bithynia, and the Northern regions ; of Ptolemy, who possessed Egypt, and the Southern countries; of Seleucus, who obtained Syria, and the Eastern provinces. Dan. viii. 8.
5. T'he He-goat's little horn. The Romano-Greek Power ; whether republican, triumviral, imperial; whether vested in the Roman or Greek Emperors, or their successors, the French Kings, from B.C. 168, to A.D. 1843. Dan. viii. 8-12, 21-25. Therefore the hegoat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken ; and for it came up four notable ones, toward the four winds of heaven. And out of one of them came forth a little horn which waxed exceeding great, toward the south and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host, and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. And the host was delivered up, together with the daily sacrifice, for apostacy. And it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised and prospered.--The rough goat is the king of Grecia, and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king. Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation,
but not in his power. And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand ; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in peace shall destroy many : he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes ; but he shall be broken without hand. The Goat is declared to be Greek, therefore all its horns must be Greek also. The little horn therefore, it will be seen, represents the Greek territory; and as its power is mighty, but not by its own power, it will represent the Greek territory under a Roman government. In the year B.C. 168, the Romans made their first conquests in Greece, and extended them towards Asia Minor, and Syria on the East, B.C. 66; towards Judea or the pleasant land, B. C. 63, and towards Egypt, on the South, B.C. 30; but the territory was still Greek : Greek in language, Greek in manners, and Greek in philosophy, but Koman in power. Why this power is exhibited in a Greek aspect rather than in a Roman, may be readily accounted for : the Roman dynasty lasted longer under the Greek Emperors than under those properly Roman; from the time of Constantine the Great to Constantine Paleologus there is a space of more than 1100 years, while from the year in which the Romans made their first conquests in Greece to Constantine, there are not 500. The double fulfilment of the prophecy moreover demands this construction : the Romans overthrew the Jewish Sanctuary, after it had been included in the Greek territory under Titus, and stood up against the Prince of
princes, under Pontius Pilate; and Justinian, the Greek emperor, overthrew the government of the church by setting himself and the pope up as its infallible Rabbis, and again crucified our Lord spiritually by his and his successors' arbitrary persecutions of the Saints. When the Jewish transgressors had come to their full, the Romano-Greek horn discovered its terrible aspect towards them in the overthrow of their city by Titus ; when the crimes of the Christian church had come to their full in the sixth century, the same horn, by equally famous generals Belisarius and Narses, discovered its terrible aspect towards it, in the implanting within its sanctuaries the desolating abomination of the triune Antichrist. If the Romans in general were skilful in dark sentences, or legislative science, much more was Justinian, the great compiler of the civil law. “The vain titles,” says Gibbon, viii. xliv. n.11. 1, “ of the victories of Justinian are crumbled into dust: but the name of the legislator is inscribed on a fair and everlasting monument. Under his reign, and by his care, the civil jurisprudence was digested in the immortal works of the Code, the PANDECTS, and the INSTITUTES : the public reason of the Romans has been silently or studiously transfused into the domestic institutions of Europe, and the laws of Justinian still command the respect or obedience of independent nations.” Through the whole period of the existence of the little Greek horn, it has been and is mighty not by its own power : mighty by the Romans, when there were no Greek emperors ; mighty by the popes, emperors, and kings of the West, when there were; and again, when there were none, mighty by the French kings and the other powers of Christendom. And thus this Roman horn which took root in Greece, has magnified himself to the Prince of the