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come unto you: but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
"Even the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth hiin not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you."
"And Jesus when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the Ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent.
And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose.
And came out of their graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.(a)
The chastisment of our peace was upon him and Jehovah hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
Put to death in flesh, but quickened by the Spirit, by which also he went and preached to the spirits in prison, which were some time disobedient in the days of Noah:
And, behold, there was a great earthquake for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone."
He appeared first to the women." He was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve."
(a) Typical of the first resurrection, at the fulness of times.
John, 14 Ch. 17 ver.
Matt. 27 Ch. 50--53
Matt, 28 Ch.
"Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut, where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, came Jesus, and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
And he said, Behold my hands and my
John, 20 Ch 19 ver.
feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones,39 ver. as ye see me have.
And when he had so said, he shewed them his hands, and his side, and his feet. Then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord. And he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost.*
"Go ye therefore and teach all nations, to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.
And he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honey-comb. And he took it and did eat before them."
Even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.".
"After that he was seen of above five hund red brethren at once.'
"He shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days." upon this planet. "And he said unto them, Tarry ye at Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. And while he blessed them, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.'
John, 20 Ch
20 & 22
Matt. 28 Ch. 19&20
Luke, 24 Ch 41--43
10 Ch. 41 ver.
1 Ch. 3--9 ver Luke, 24 Ch. 49 & 51
* Here he revived them from dead works unto a hope of immortality, which fulfils the words of Hosea, 6th chapter, 2nd verse. "After two days will he revive us." which was four thousand years, being two thousand in each day.
Here the gate of immortality had been opened to him, and he had entered in, according to the words of David.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in.
Who is this King of Glory? The Lord of Hosts, he is the King of Glory."
Then the gate was shut, according to
the words of Ezekiel.
"Then said the Lord unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it, because the Lord, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut."
He was then the greater light, which is as the sun, which rules the day.
When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place, and suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting, and there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like as of fire, and sat upon each of them. (a) And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues as the spirit gave them utterance." And they heard every man in his own tongue, in which he was born.(b)
9 & 10
44 Ch. 2 ver.
2 Ch, 1---4, & 8 ver.
(a) The day of Pentecost being set typical of the partial redemption of Israel, at the times when the fulness of the Gentiles are come in, to him that should be prepared for the fulness of the Spirit to rest on; then shall it bring them into the perfect law of liberty, James, 1st chapter, 25th verse. And it never left them, so that they valued not their lives unto death, but became martyrs, because the door was shut, till the fulness of times; and, in the Scriptures, they are called Saints of the Most High. (b) The language of the speaker, and the language of the hearer being two different languages.
"Wherefore, he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
gave some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.
The sixth Day. The fulness of times: the gathering of Israel.
And now the last thousand years of the six are come from the creation, and Jesus said, "Except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved; but for the elect's sake whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days." (a)
And in the Prophets' language of Scripture we are told, that "One day is with Jehovah as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day."(b) And Jesus says, And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
Man is living in the third watch, and
Eph. 4 Ch.
(a) And there is twenty-four hours to one day and night, being three watches, eight hours each watch; the last thousand years of the six being divided into three watches, three hundred and thirty-three years and four months to each watch, shews that man is now living in the third watch; or, there is twelve hours in a day, and according to the Hebrews four watches, three hours in each watch, and the last thousand years of the six, being divided into four watches, there is two hundred and fifty years in a watch, and man is now living in the fourth watch.
(b) Which six days are as six thousand years with God, before the bride be reinstated in the image of the bridegroom; but the time being shortened, the seventh day begins before the sixth be up, and Satan is let loose again when the thousand years are up.
is entered into the latter half of the watch.
And the spirit of truth is come according to the promise. "Even the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him; but ye know him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you." And Israel shall know it
"And this Gospel of the kingdom, shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come."
And the same spirit is now gathering Israel, according to the prophecy of Jacob, "The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. (a) And according to the prophecy of Ísaiah "And it shall come to pass, in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again, the second time, to recover the remnant of his people. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah.”
Then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. Which is at the fulness of times.
"Behold, the Lion of the Tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed
John, 14 Ch, 17 ver.
24 Ch. 14 ver.
11 Ch. 11 &12
(a) But at his first coming he dispersed them, but at his second coming he gathers them by a spiritual sceptre out of all nations, that they may become one nation: Numbers, 24th chapter, 11th verse: "A sceptre shall rise out of Israel." Isaiah 11th chapter, 11th verse: "And gather together the dispersed of Judah." And one Bridegroom and Bride, which the Spirit is the life of their bodies and not the blood, they being the new world, shall be over all the nations that are saved, blood being the life of them, they being the old world, which the pruned fig tree stood a figure of,