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CONTENTS OF PART IV.
personal instruction derivable from the con 4. PRAYER. 1. That we learn from the ordinance
Jesus, the Lamb of God; 2. that we never se-
parate the grace of God from the means of
grace, from falling into the condemnation of the blood of the Lamb of God.
use of the words Altar and Table. Introduc-
archal and Mosaical religious festivals. We beginning of months."-On the sacrifice of the
Passover being taken from among the goats, as
well as from the sheep (Exod. xii. 5); because
Christ, according to the flesh, was descended
from sinners, as well as from boly persons.
and the too late repentance of the Egyptians is predicted. The Israelites have light in their dwellings in the midst of the darkness, and eat
their first Passover. 2. INTRODUCTION. 3. PORTION OF SCRIPTURE. EXODUS x.
21-27, xi. 1-8, x. 28, 29, and xi. 9, 10. 4. PRAYER. That we may escape the darkness
which will not, and therefore cannot, see the evil of sin, the danger of destruction, nor the truth of the threatenings of the Most High; that we may have the light of knowledge in our understandings; and offer to God the sacrifice of ourselves, our souls, and bodies, with faith in the Passover, and with the sprinkling of its
blood upon our consciences. 5. Notes. On the position of Exod. x. 28, 29, and
of Exod. xi.9,10,-On the darkness which might be felt.-Whether the rite of circumcision was performed by the Israelites during the darkness on the Egyptians, while the Israelites had light in their dwellings.—On Exod. xi. 1-3, and the necessity of rejecting the theories of the Neological writers.—On the funeral cries of the Egyptians.-On the arrangement of Exod. xi. -Of the meaning of the word “dog" in Exod. xi. 7 : “A dog shall not move his tongue against any of the children of Israel.”
3. Portion of SCRIPTURE. NUMBERS xxxiii.
1-5. EXODUS xii. 37-39, and 43, to the
end. 4. PRAYER. That no sinful allurements or
temptations of the world prevent us from setting forth and persevering in the journey from Egypt to Canaan ; that we rejoice in the hope of our final deliverance from all evil, and welcome the Sabbaths of God as a privilege, more than a duty; that we remove all leaven of inward sin from the heart, and be always ready to march on our way to heaven, as the true
Israelites and the pilgrims of God. 5. Notes. On the judgments executed upon the
gods of Egypt, during the ten plagues and at the time of the Exodus.-On the danger of war with the tribes near to Egypt.On the manner and order by which the Israelites came out of Egypt, six hundred thousand in number" (Exod. xii. 37); as “the hosts of the Lord" (Exod. xii. 4l); “ by their armies" (Exod. xii. 51); and “ harnessed” (Exod. xiii. 18).
SECTION 94.—p. 87.
1. TITLE. Death, "inexorable, just, and mighty
death," can alone convince those of the truth of God's word and threatenings, who have bardened their hearts against the warnings of conscience, the knowledge of religion, and the expostulations of the ministers of God, and who have provided no lamb for a sacrifice. The destroying angel passes over Egypt; spares the Israelites; slays the first-born in every house of the Egyptians. Every prophecy of God is fulfilled, and Israel leaves Egypt laden
with the spoil of the Egyptians. 2. INTRODUCTION. 3. PORTION OF SCRIPTURE. EXODUS xii.
21-36, and 40_-42. 4. PRAYER. That we live in the Egypt of this
world under the influence of the faith in the true Passover; that we spiritually eat His flesh and drink His blood; that our hearts be sprinkled from an evil conscience; and that, when the day of death shall come, we escape the sentence of those who, having been dedicated and offered to God, live in sin, and die without hope in the
God of Israel. 5. NOTE. On the evidence in favour of the
truth of Christianity, derived from prophetic numbers.
SECTION 96.—p. 102. 1. TITLE The ordinance of the Passover an
ticipated, and the ordinance of the Sacrament commemorated, the one, true, only sacrifice of Christ. Both were instituted by the same authority. The four periods at which the Passover was instituted, and directions given for the manner of its observance. The term, the time, the place, the ministers, guests, rites, and mysteries of the Passover. The redemption of the first-born. The march of the Israelites. The
bones of Joseph are taken with them. 2. INTRODUCTION. 3. PORTION OF SCRIPTURE. EXODUS xiii.
1--19. 4. PRAYER. That as the Israelites in Egypt, by
faith in God's promise, kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of the blood of the lamb upon the door-posts of their houses, lest He that destroyed the first-born should touch themwe also, amidst the darkness of surrounding infidelity, the threatenings of God's judgments, the death of souls, and the journeyings through the wilderness of life, may spiritually eat the flesh of the Lamb of God--that we consecrate ourselves to God as members of the Church of the first-born—that we follow the guidings of His providence, and remember the promises
which comforted our dying friends. 5. NOTE. On the Totaphot, or frontlets between
the eyes, commanded to be worn by the Israelites.
SECTION 97.-p. 109.
SECTION 95.-p. 94. 1. Title. The study of Scripture is only the
anticipation of our employment in our immortality hereafter. The Israelites begin their journeys from Egypt through the wilderness to Canaan. Their numbers and order. Their first journey from Rameses to Succoth. They keep their first Sabbath, after leaving Egypt, at Succoth. The command to observe the Pass
over is renewed, and extended on that Sabbath. 2. INTRODUCTION.
1. Title. The Passover further considered, under
its name, time, place, ministers, guests, rites, and mysteries. The SECOND journey of the Israelites from Succoth to Etham. They are guided by the pillar of cloud and fire. The THIRD journey of the Israelites from Etham to Pi-hahiroth. The Egyptians pursue them. The
despair of the people. The conduct of Moses. 2. INTRODUCTION. 3. PORTION OF SCRIPTURE. NUMBERS xxxiii.
6. EXODUS xiji. 20, to the end. NUMBERS xxxii. 7. EXODUS xiv. 1-18.
4. PRAYER, That whatever be the difficulties or
the temptations in the wilderness of life, we go
forward in our journey, refreshed and
ened by the partaking of the true Passover;
that we proceed with joy from the CORRUPTIONS
and BONDAGE of Egypt, to the TABERNACLES
and TENTS of the spiritual Israel, looking for
the city which hath foundations, whose builder
and maker is God; that we be PERFECT and
SINCERE in our Christian profession; and that
We ESCAPE from all dangers, and from the hands
of all that hate us, directed and guided by day
and by night by the cloud and fire of the Pro-
vidence of God.
5. Notes. On the Passover as a type of Christ;
with a short list of institutions, &c., of the
Mosaic Law, declared in the New Testament to
be typical. Note on the Introduction. On the
spiritual meaning of the names of the forty-two
stations of the Israelites.
SECTION 98.—p. 121.
1. TITLE. It is more philosophical to receive
Christianity with its evidences, than to reject it
with its difficulties. As the Egyptians approach
nearer to the Israelites, the pillar of cloud and
fire is removed by the Almighty from the van
to the rear, to protect the people from the ad-
vanced guard of the Egyptians. The Red Sea
is divided before Israel, so that they march
through the sea, as if they were on the dry
ground. The Egyptians follow them. The
God of nature, the God of Israel, commands
the sea to return to its place. The Egyptians
are drowned. The triumphant song of Moses,
Miriam, and Israel.
3. PORTION OF SCRIPTURE. NUMBERS xxxiii.
8. EXODUS xiv. 19, to the end, and xv.
4. PRAYER. That we be so raised above the
world, that the contemplation of the judgments
of God upon His enemies, and the mercies of
God to our own souls, be the beginning and
earnest upon earth, of our uniting in that praise
to God and Christ hereafter, which is called in
the Book of Revelation, the Song of Moses and
the Lamb; when we shall praise God for our
deliverance from spiritual death, from the power
of sin, and from the prison of the grave; and
God and Christ shall" dwell with us, and we
shall dwell with God and Christ for ever.
5. NOTES. On Toland's theory of the Pillar of
Fire and Cloud guiding the Israelites from
Egypt through the Red Sea and the wilderness.
Saperstition is the chief promoter and cause of
Infidelity.-On the wind which divided the
waters of the Red Sea, and the nature and
extent of the miracle.- On the passage of the
Red Sea, and the place where the Ysraelites
passed through. The appearance of the angel
Jehovah at the Red Sea, is the earnest of the
Inanifestation of Christ in His glorified human
nature, when He shall come to judge the living
and the dead. The Song of Triumph over
Egypt at the Red Sea, is typical of the Song of
Triumph by the Universal Church in the future
world,' over sin, death, and evil.-On the sus-
pension of the laws of nature at the passage of
the Red Sea.- On the union of miracle with
xv. 27. NUMBERS xxxiii, 10, 11, and EX-
ODUS xvi, 1-12.