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and glorified like unto his glorious body, and then shall the love of Jehovah and the glorious work of redemption be replete in gracious relief to the manifestation of both parties; the redeemed and holy, and to the unsanctified and unholy; when all the world from beginning to end shall stand before Him; the redeemed with the Holy Angels sing with joy un. speakable and full of glory; and rejoice in their God and Saviour, but the rest, those who slight d his love and would have none of his redemption and holiness, are, with their father the devil sentenced to wretchedness, and will be cast by the King of Saints and of Glory, into endless torments, into hell, where the worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched. Then also shall the redeemed, with the holy angels, inherit the new heavens and the new earth, and sing praises and hallelujahs, unto the Father and unto the Lamb forever and ever. Amen


THE BLIND RESTORED TO SIGHT. Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus, made clay

and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight. [John, 9th Chap. 10th & 11th verses.

O hon numerous and lamentable are the afflictions of the human family in consequence of the wrath of God, entailed upon the same, on the disobed'ence of our first parents. Dreadful are the issues flowing from the vials, even in this life, but how much more terrible and awful to those who neglect the salvation of their immortal souls, who die in their sins, in that which is to come; in that of endless dura. tion, where the worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched. Man, created at the beginning innocent and holy, like unto the Angels of Heaven, without those concomitant evils to which he is heir to now, and has been throughout all ages of the world, from the time Jehovah pronounced the curse, "in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat thy bread;" and also, "dust thou art and unto dust shalt thou return." From this period the whole creation has been travailing in pain together until now; the earth bringing forth thorns and thistles, and groaving and languishing on account of the misdeeds of her inhabitants, who in the goodness and mercy of God, were, and are still visited by severe judgments; burdens of gracious plagues and sores are laid upon the children of men, which in the wisdom and providence of God, are to redound to their temporal and eternal welfare, and also to the glory of the Most High; for God, who is over all and blessed forevermore, is a jealous God and will never permit his glory to pass from him, neither will he give it to another.

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In consequence therefore, of His Omnipotence, the devil, his adversary, can never rob him-although he is a robber and murderer-but will always h. confounded, overthrown, and trampled under as he was when in the glory of Heaven he essayed to be as the Most High, when he became the vilest of all creation; the father of lirs, sin, and iniquity, and all abomination and crime; and the Lord God bound him in chains of ignorance and darkness, and cast him out into the earth, and here on earth he has been the cause of all this estrangement from our heavenly Father, contempi of his word, and consequently, misery and wretchedness of poor, frail

, human nature; darkness and blindness, and death temporal, as well as spiritual and eternal.

O how much more awful would have been the state of our forefathers and also ours, had not our blessed God promised a Saviour immediately after the fall' had he not sent Him to our relief in due time as predicted; had not Jesus passed to and fro among us, as a physician, to alleviate our misery, to cleanse us from the leprosy of sin and iniquity; for when we were dead in tresspasses and crime, the blessed Lord appeared among us to prepare a balm to heal our wounds; to cause the blind to see, the lame to walk, the possessed of devils to rejoice in God, and to raise the dead to life. Christ was emphatically the light of the world; the day-spring from on High, to those who sat in the shadow of death; the glorious Sun of Righteousness to illuminate the dark places of the earth; to shine into the hearts where cruel devils had their habitation, and cause them to flee before his presence; then imparted his miraculous grace, illuminated the souls and understandings, and erected bis temple of holiness in their hearts, and shrine of praise in their breasts, and sinners could Jeap, rejoice and praise God; who were before blind, lame, impotent, and deaf and dumb.

As by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, sọ by one man, Christ Jesus came also salvation; righteousness and holiness, love, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost;


eternal life; the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come; through faith in Him as a Prince and a Saviour, in whom alone is remission of sins, justification, sanctification, and everlasting life: who is indubitably “the

the Truth and the Life;" and none can ever come unto the Father but by him, for our blessed God sent him into the world to become a propitiation thereof, so that "He might be just and the Justifier of him that believeth in Jesus."

It is evideut that by faith we are made whole, even saved from our sins; to live and move and have our being in boliness in Christ, “Who is the resurrection and the life, and whosoever believeth in Him though he were dead yet shall he live, and whosoever liveth and believeth on Him shall never die.” As therefore faith, and only faith, brings the blessings from above, the astonishing miracles which Christ wrought, were thus awarded to those who had confidence in and believingly came unto Him, craving the boon which they stood in need of to increase their comfort in this life, and some for their eternal well-being, and none that ever came thus were ever sent empty away by the blessed Emmanuel, but had their wishes gratified, and thus this blind man received his sight:

Stupendous miracles are wrought,

And water into wine does flow;
At the Omnipotence of his word

The lame are heal'd in soundness go.

Behold the blind their sight receive,

The lepers cleans’d and freed from stain,
The possess'd of devils does relieve,

And deaf to hear restores again.

The sick and the dying he heals,

And to life again the dead does call,
Thus his power divine reveals,

And with compassion looks on all.

O mark his virtue at the tomb,

Of him with whom he was intimate,
Overpower'd and weeping, cries, comer"

Behold dead Lazarus' whole mado.

The blessed Saviour constrained by Infinite love, sojourred as a stranger and pilgrim on the earth to befriend poor, wretched sinners, to do them good; 10 become their Redeemer, and also to glorify God the Father, in whom the works which he did were wrought; as he informed his disciples, that his doings might be made manifest, and that for this purpose

this man was born blmd, and that it was not on account of the sins of his parents, although sin and iniquity are the primary cause of all blindness, distortion, disease, and death.

It appears that our blessed Lord made an ointment of clay moistened by his spittle, and put it on the eyes of the blind man and commanded him to go and wash in the pool of Siloam; he went as he was bid by the Lord, washed in the pool and came seeing. His neighbors were greatly astonished, knowing that he had been blind from his birth. “Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?"He informed them by saying that, “A man that is called Jesus, made clay and anointed nine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash, and I went and washed, and I received sight.

Jesus after having anointed his eyes, passed on his way to administer to others, progressing in his mission towards its final accomplishment, when he should bruise the devil's filthy head, break the chains of hell, and set the captives free; when he should acconrplish full salvation, hy his atonement on Calvary, hy satisfying divine justice on the cross; behold him on Calvary's heights, his tender hands and feet pierced by rugged nails; thus pinioped to the accursed tree, he hangs between heaven and earth amid the vilest of the vile- amid murderers--and he himself accused as viler still, although innocent and holy, and without guile in his mouth; with love, pity, and compassion, he looks down upon his enemies; his persecutors, blasphemers, and his murderers, and prays, “Father

, forgive them for they know not what they do.” O that you would contemplate the sufferings he eudured, that you would

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