The Remembrancer: 1907

Only "a little while,"
In the calculations of men, events unfold themselves as the effects of causes which are known to be operating. But, while this has its truth, to faith it is God who, in His supremacy, holds a seal in His hand, to stamp each day with
31So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 33Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. 34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 35For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. (Luke 21:31-36)29For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. 31Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. 32And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. (Acts 20:29-32)1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)5But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. (2 Timothy 4:5)In these Scriptures, the way of safety and of godly conduct for the faithful is connected with individual character and nearness to God.
The Hopes of the Church of God, in Connection With the Destiny of the Jews' and the Nations. as Revealed in Prophecy. Lecture 8. Read Romans 11. Israel's First Entry Into the Land Was the Result of Promise
The night is dark
" It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed." The night of this world is the absence of the Sun of Righteousness. Let us clearly conceive this. In the busy and pleasure-seeking
* * * * I trust God is keeping you very near Himself, and that He maintains the freshness of His grace and love in your soul. We need to be constantly renewed; without that, spiritual energy does not keep up -" they shall renew their
23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23)The path of the glory through Scripture may be easily tracked, and has much moral value for us connected with it.
You will see also these two principles distinctly presented in the word: on one side, the promises made to Abraham without condition; and on the other, Israel receiving them under condition, and so losing all.
O Thou, Jehovah's fellow, Man!
" He that cometh from above is above all."-John 3:3131He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. (John 3:31). It is only when we begin to "behold the glory of the Lord " in one light and another by the four evangelists, and especially as presented throughout this gospel of John, that our
That which happens to the dry bones seen by Ezekiel exhibits, very forcibly, the matter to be treated of this evening; namely what God in His goodness will yet do in favor of Israel. We shall follow our usual method of giving a succession of passages
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The prophet Habakkuk gets up into his watchtower and strikes the keynote of the gospel: " The just shall live by faith." He gets into the presence of God, and only watches for what He will say. He had not a single thing
It is a wondrous consolation, and a profound depth of joy that we can say as we walk about this world, Christ is my life-yes! I can point to Him and say, that is what my life is. If we look to ourselves we see failure. The measure
" But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance-of the gospel."-Phil. 1:1212But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; (Philippians 1:12).
Let us now turn to some passages which detail the transgressions of Israel under every form of government.
The semblance of love which does not maintain the truth, but accommodates itself to that which is not the truth, is not love according to God; it is taking advantage of the name of love in order to help on the seductions of Satan. In the
It is nearness of heart to God that produces simplicity, and that enables us in simplicity to enjoy the blessings of God as God Himself bestows them, as they flow from His heart, in all their own excellence -to enjoy them in connection with Him who imparts them,
4Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) 5Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: 7Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. 8Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; 9And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ: 10To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord: 12In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. 13Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. 14For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. (Ephesians 3:4-21)In Eph. 1:16-2316Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; 17That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. (Ephesians 1:16-23), the revelation of the ways of God presents Christ to us as man raised up by God from the dead, in order that we should be raised up also to have part with Him, and that the administration of the counsels of
The link between heaven and earth has been signified from the beginning in various ways. Visions, dreams, and audiences, introducing the spirit of man to unseen regions, did this in their way. Angelic visits did it still more palpably. But more strikingly still,
Some passages of Scripture upon the destiny of the Jews, which at our last meeting there was not time to quote, will terminate our sketch of, historical prophecy concerning this people; I say historical, because prophecy is the history which God has given us of futurity.
Silently the hours were passing,
My meditation of Him shall be sweet: will be glad in the Lord." PSALMS. 104:34.
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God has always desired to have the perpetual adoration of His redeemed. We thus read of singers in connection with His service who " were employed in that work day and night " (1 Chron. 9:3333And these are the singers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night. (1 Chronicles 9:33)). And when the Lord was parted from His
It is commonly apprehended among us, and very justly, that grace is the thing exhibited in David, and glory in Solomon. Grace had a very full exhibition in David. It raised its objects from degradation to honor, it comforted and sustained him in sorrow, restored
I have read this chapter, not as professing to explain it in detail, but because it gives a summary of that which will happen at the close of this dispensation, at least the heavenly sources of these events, and the woes of the earth. *
Soon we taste the endless sweetness
Having thus briefly retraced the history of the different dispensations, it remains for us now to see the church glorified, but without the Lord Jesus having abandoned any of His rights upon the earth. He was the Heir: He was to shed His {s
Psa. 42 To the chief musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. As the heart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear
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Compare the faith of the Shunammite in 2 Kings 4, with that of her of Larephath in 1 Kings 17 The latter put her dead in her bosom, the former on the prophets bed. Death reminded one of her own {s
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"And He answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that He which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain
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Alienated as fallen man is from God, nothing is so strange to him as the truth. And no wonder. It brings the true God before him, and reminds him of his departure from God. He is under Satan's lie, and naturally opposes the truth, which he
Two things are remarkable in this chapter: first, how entirely it is a new power by which we are enabled to glorify God, although we are so apt to mix up with it human energy and strength, and so bring in weakness; secondly, the deep consciousness
You ask me, were there not churches in Scripture? I answer, there were; but what are churches? The effect of the question is to bring out the state of the mind. Most christians would immediately think of what are called churches in the religious world, perhaps in christendom
The Lord has been telling the disciples, as a little flock now separated from the world, that they would be put out of the synagogues, and that the time was coming when they that killed them (so obnoxious were they, and so blinded were the
The Book of God, the Bible, in its object, is a whole, which presents to us God coming forth from His essential fullness to manifest all that He is, and to bring back into the enjoyment of this fullness with Himself those who, having been
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The Spirit and the word are all in all for spiritual life. Furnished with this power faith goes forward, strengthened by the encouraging word of our God. God has a way in the world where Satan cannot touch. us. This is
We get three things spoken of here: one that we have not got, and two that we have.
:l-20All intelligence of the things of God comes from His revelation. and not from the reasonings of men. Hence, the simple go farther in spiritual understanding than the wise and prudent of the earth. God acts here so as to set aside all appearance of human
I feel and judge very distinctly that there is a special character in this present time through which we are passing. The great powers which are destined to fill out the action of Christendom's closing day are practicing themselves, each in its several sphere, with great earnestness and
7But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. (1 Peter 4:7)The end of all things was at hand. The apostle, while speaking of the great principle of responsibility in connection with the testimony of God, draws the attention of believers to the solemn thought of the end of all these things on which the flesh
10And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then? (Luke 3:10)How much there is that is striking in the chapter from which the above text is taken, as well as in the chapter preceding it. The Lord's land parceled out among Gentiles; the rightful Heir to it just born in a manger; and an anomalous
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Though with colors torn, 'tis a homeward march,