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political motives, may unite in promoting the fame object; and the Jews themselves may lofe their animofity to Chriftians by the kindness of intercourfe, and the fimilarity of opinions and expectations, founded on the harmony of the Prophecies themselves, and the striking agreement of Events with thofe Prophecies, and be gradually prepared to receive the truth. The nations of the north, and of the east, may prepare for the battle, and, "at the time appointed," this impious monfter, who faith, "there is no God," may go forth from this throne of his Power with great fury to deftroy, and utterly to make away many; and in this time of trouble," this" day of vengeance," reprefented in Scripture as a day of unequalled terror and defolation, may the antient people of God be delivered from captivity, and be reftored to the inheritance of their fathers.
Whoever reflects upon the well-attefted facts which mark the course of this gigantic Tyrant, will readily picture to himself a scene of un
general calamity, "to fee the things that belong to their peace," and continue to wait, with faith and hope, for the accomplishment of the good promifes of God? and that this maritime, commercial, Proteftant kingdom fhould take the lead in executing the Divine will on fuch an occafion?
exampled horrors. But he will feel that imagination cannot reach the miferies that await the world, when this infuriate Fiend, fwollen with fuccefs, fhall call forth all his various powers of fyftematic wickednefs and terror, and hurry on the business of destruction. Then will the feeds of woe, already fown in every foil, produce their bittereft fruits; and the contending powers will shake the earth,"
till "the nations fhall be fifted as wheat 9."
Still, however, the remnant of the Church who put their truft in God, and obey his commands, will be fecure under the protection of the Almighty.` "Seek ye the Lord all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment, feek righteoufnefs, feek meeknefs: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger '." "Then they that feared the Lord, fpake one to another; and the Lord hearkened, and heard it; and a book of remembrance was written before him, for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon
The rebellion in Ireland will give fome idea of what may be expected from the junction of Jacobin principles with Popish bigotry and fanaticifin; fo that whether these Antichriftian powers unite or contend with each other, the profpect is equally formidable to the world.
Zephaniah ii. 3.
his name. And they fhall be mine, faith the Lord of Hofts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them as a man fpareth his own fon that ferveth him. Then fhall ye return, and difcern between the righte ous and the wicked; between him that ferveth God, and him that ferveth him not. For behold, the day cometh, that fhall burn as an oven, and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble. And the day that cometh fhall burn them up, faith the Lord of Hofts, that it fhall leave them neither root nor branch $."
But while this " war," incited and upheld by the "three fpirits out of the mouths of the dragon, the beaft, and the falfe Prophet "" -or the Infidel, the Papal, and the Mahometan Powers-under the command of
"Satan" himself shall thus " deftroy the earth "," the glorious plan of univerfal happinefs will haften towards its completion. "In that day there fhall be a root of Jeffe, which shall stand for an enfign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles feek, and his reft shall be glorious. And it shall come to pass in that
• Malachi iii. 16-18. iv. 1.
+ Rev. xvi. 13.
"Rev. xi. 18.
day, that the Lord fhall fet his hand again, the fecond time, to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Affyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cufh, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the fea. And he shall fet up an ensign for the nations, and fhall affemble the outcasts of Ifrael, and gather together the difperfed of Judah, from the four corners of the earth. The envy alfo of Ephraim fhall depart, and the adverfaries of Judah fhall be cut off. Ephraim fhall not envy. Judah, and Judah fhall not vex Ephraim. But they fhall fly upon the fhoulders of the Philiftines toward the weft; they fhall fpoil them of the caft together: they fhall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon fhall obey them *. And the Lord fhall utterly deftroy the tongue of the Egyptian fea: and with his mighty wind fhall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the feven ftreams, and make men go over dry food. And there fhall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which fhall be left from
* Edom and Moab, and the children of Ammon, were to "escape out of the hand of the northern king." See Daniel xi.
Affyria, like as it was in that day that he came up out of the land of Egypt. And in that day thou fhalt fay, O Lord, I will praise thee; though thou waft angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedft me. Behold, God is my falvaI will truft, and not be afraid; for the Lord Jehovah is my ftrength and my song; he alfo is become my falvation. Therefore. with joy fhall ye draw water out of the wells of falvation".
"When the Lord fhall affemble the outcafts of Ifrael, and gather together the dif perfed of Judah, from the four corners of the earth, it fhall come to pafs, that as ye were a curfe among the Heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Ifrael, fo will I fave you, and ye fhall be a bleffing; fear not, but let your hands be ftrong. For I will make you a name, and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn your captivity before your eyes, faith the Lord. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, faith the Lord." "And it
? Ifaiah xi. 10-16. xii. 1-3. Compare Rev. xvi. 12. a Amos ix. 15.