Things New and Old: Volume 11

(Matt. 26, 27)
(Numb. 9:15-2315And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the morning. 16So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night. 17And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents. 18At the commandment of the Lord the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the Lord they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents. 19And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the Lord, and journeyed not. 20And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the Lord they abode in their tents, and according to the commandment of the Lord they journeyed. 21And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed. 22Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed. 23At the commandment of the Lord they rested in the tents, and at the commandment of the Lord they journeyed: they kept the charge of the Lord, at the commandment of the Lord by the hand of Moses. (Numbers 9:15-23).)
What a marvelous spectacle was the camp of Israel, in that waste howling wilderness! What a spectacle to angels, to men, and to devils! God's eye ever rested upon it. His presence was there. He dwelt in the midst of His militant people. It was
It was stated, at the close of our leading article for May, that we wish to occupy the reader's mind, just now, only with the Divine idea of the Church of God. How different it is from that which calls itself the Church, we need not say;
The question which we propose to consider, in the following pages, is one of the most interesting and important that could possibly engage our attention. It is this: What is the life which, as Christians, we possess? what is its source*? what are its characteristics'? what is
It is not possible to overestimate the interest and value of the great truth that the source of the life which, as Christians, we possess, is a risen and victorious Christ. It is as risen from the dead that the second Man becomes the {s
(Eph. 1:15-23; 3:14-2115Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16Cease 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 1:15-23)
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 3:14-21)
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(Eph. 1:15-23; 3:14-2115Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16Cease 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 1:15-23)
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 3:14-21)
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(Eph. 1:15-23; 3:14-2115Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, 16Cease 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 1:15-23)
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 3:14-21)
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(Eph. 4) The two grand features of the unity of the Spirit, or the Church of God, now come before us. And these are, First, That the Church is the body of Christ. Secondly, That it is the habitation of God through the Spirit. These are,
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"'But I apprehend the word 'Comforter' sometimes fails (perhaps to most fails) to give an adequate notion of what it is that our Lord Jesus really meant us to gather from thus speaking of the Holy Ghost. We might very naturally draw from
, 1. "Η. Ε.," Ballisodare. You must ever remember that scripture cannot contradict itself. Hence, when you read in John 10 such words as these, "My sheep shall never perish," your heart should rest in the full assurance of the eternal security of
25. " Α. Μ.," Cheltenham. We do not know exactly what your difficulty is in Gal. 2:2020I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20). The passage sets forth a most glorious truth, namely, the total setting aside of the old Adam condition and the introduction of the new life in a
33. יי Λ. Α.," Basingstoke. You should follow the light as it streams in upon your soul, and leave results to God. We must obey God, at all cost, but care should be taken to avoid giving needless offense to those who have claims upon us
47. " Μ. D.," Devonshire. 1 Thess. 5:1919Quench not the Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 5:19) refers mainly to the public assembly, where there should be full liberty, not for men to do what they think proper, but for God the Spirit to act and speak by whom He will. Anything to hinder
57. " Q. R." It is a question between the soul and the Lord. We believe the occupation is a very ensnaring one. May God guide you!
75. "Α. Ε.," Friern, Barnet. Also "A. L.," and "A Constant Reader." We cannot now lay our hand on the letter containing the account of the incident on which." Lean Hard" is founded; and we are almost afraid to trust memory. As well as we can remember, it was
86. " Anxious." You will find an answer to your question in a tract entitled " Final Perseverance: What is it?" If you will enclose three postage stamps, with your address, to our publisher, Mr. Morrish, he will forward the tract to you.
98. " A Reader," London. You should make your application to the publisher, Mr. Morrish.
108. " C. II. W.," Windsor. You ask, " Can there be no acceptable service where there is constraint, or mere sense of duty uppermost in the mind as cause of action?" The apostle, in 2 Cor. 5 says, " The love of Christ constraineth us; because we
120. "J. D. Gr.," Bayswater, London. It seems to us that you confound two things perfectly distinct in Old Testament Scripture, namely, the nation of Israel under the law, and the true saints of God who were quickened by the Holy Ghost,
131. " Gamma;' Wallingford. Scripture says, " How can two walk together except they be agreed?" Is not this a pointed reply to your question? There are two things necessary to make a marriage union what it ought to be; in the first place, the parties ought to
140. "A Reader of « Things New and Old,"' Ryde. Get down before God, in true self judgment, and pour out your whole heart to Him. Do not rest until your soul is fully restored to fellowship with your Lord. Be assured,
" When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee."—Isa. 43; 2
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The one grand distinction, before God, by which a man's state and destiny are determined, is the belief or rejection of the truth. To believe is to be saved; to live and die in unbelief is to be sealed up in hopeless and
"The cross of Christ is an object of such transcendent brightness, that it spreads a glory round it to all the nations of the earth, all the corners of the universe, all the generations of time, and all the ages of eternity. The greatest actions or
We want the reader to turn with us, for a moment, to Numb. 3 and 4., where he will find a most instructive and interesting picture of God's workmen in the wilderness. It is a suggestive picture, and one well worthy of our deepest attention at
"And the Lord spake unto Moses" in the wilderness of Sinai, saying, Number the children of Levi after the house of their fathers, by their families; every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them. And Moses numbered them,
" But how am I to come to Jesus? Here is just the one thing I do not see. If I saw Him before me, I could arise and come to Him; but I do not really know what to do, or what you want me to do. If
[Miss Fiske, who has labored so long and successfully amongst the Persian women, says that, as she was one Sunday sitting faint and weary on a mat on the ground, during the meeting, and was longing for rest, a woman came and placed herself behind her, so as
In the United States of America, infidelity found an active champion in the well known Colonel—-, who made an open profession of his disbelief of revealed religion. It happened that a daughter of the Colonel's, to whom he was much attached, became ill. During the progress of
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Suggested by one of the last sayings of M. C. O., "It is most important to redeem the time: to work while it is called today......I think I've finished, done all, have I not? Now let me go."
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" My beloved is mine: and I am his."—Cant. 2:16.
A christian father earnestly desires the prayers of the believing readers of " Things New and Old," that his three sons, now unconverted, may be brought to the knowledge of the Lord.
We have received a very touching appeal from the Principal of a College in Devonshire, where fifty young ladies are being educated. She earnestly desires the prayers of our christian readers on behalf of the precious souls committed to he charge; and we feel assured her
Dear Friend, You desire a little light on the Book of Psalms, and especially to know how they are divided. We can do little more, in our brief space, than give you a mere hint or two.
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We want the reader to dwell, for a few moments, on the little word which forms the heading of this paper. If we mistake not, he will find it to be a word of immense depth and suggestive power, as used by the Holy Ghost in
I was desired, a week or two since, by a lady of my congregation, to visit a gentleman, with whom she was slightly acquainted. She knew Him to be dying without the knowledge of God.
It is perfectly delightful to contemplate the moral triumphs of Christianity—the victories which it gains over self and the world, and the marvelous way in which such victories are obtained. The law said, "Thou shalt do this; and thou shalt not do that," But Christianity speaks a totally
We may range through the wide domain of inspiration and not find a more exquisite model of self surrender than that which is presented to us in the opening lines of Phil. 2 It is, we may safely say, impossible for anyone to breathe the holy atmosphere of
"And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them, that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps. And when they shall blow
" Ye must be born again," is a statement of the Lord Himself, at once absolute in its character, and of universal application.
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The following notes have been sent to us by a dear christian friend; and we give them to our readers as a very fine illustration of the statement, that a Christian is not a poor man with large expectations, but the present possessor of unsearchable riches in
Feb. 10. (Notes, verbatim.) " Since I've seen you, I've had temptations from the devil, but he could not overcome me. He said I was deceiving myself. He said I was a sinner. But I said Christ came into the world on purpose to save sinners. He came
With almost every one there is a measure of thoughtful, solemn feeling connected with the passing away of the old year, and the coming in of the new. It is a moment when we are disposed to look back, and take in at a glance, the
Take two illustrations of what God is now doing by the gospel. One from the higher circles, and one from the lower—or, rather, from the lowest of the low.
(Gen. 42)