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the Scriptures the things concerning himself; after opening their understandings that they might understand the Scriptures;* after being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God;” will you say, that after all this, our Lord left his disciples fully possessed with a gross delusion? If they knew no better than this, what did they know? what had they, with all their inestimable and unequalled privileges, learned respecting the kingdom of God?
No-I believe the disciples of our Lord had clear and scriptural views respecting the future destiny of Israel.
* Luke xxiv. 45.
GEN TIL E CHURCHES
JE W S.
BY THE REV. E. BICKERSTETH, ,
RECTOR OF WATTON, HERTS.
ORRIN ROGERS, 67 SOUTH SECOND STREET.
E. G. Dorsey, Printer.
1. THE RESTORATION OF THE KINGDOM TO ISRAEL, AND OUR
PRESENT DUTIES TO BE WITNESSES FOR CHRIST.
Acts i. 7, 8.–And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the
times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power (occuore). But ye shall receive power (dureuer), after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
2. THE MIND OF CHRIST RESPECTING THE JEWS.
Isaian lxii. 1, 2.-For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for
Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory.
3. THE MIND OF CHRIST OVERFLOWING AND GIVEN TO HIS
Isaiah Ixii. 6, 7.—I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem,
which shall never hold their peace day nor night; ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence; and give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
4. THE JEWS BROUGHT TO REPENTANCE THROUGH THE SPIRIT
OF GRACE AND FAITH IN CHRIST CRUCIFIED.
ZECHARIAH xii. 10.–And I will pour upon the house of David, and
upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications; and they shall look upon him whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.