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THE

MORNING WATCH;

OR

QUARTERLY JOURNAL ON PROPHECY,

AND

THEOLOGICAL REVIEW.

WATCHMAN, WHAT OF THE NIGHT? WATCHMAN, WHAT OF THE NIGHT?
THE WATCHMAN SAID, THE MORNING COMETH, AND ALSO THE NIGHT: IF
YE WILL INQUIRE, INQUIRE YE: RETURN, COME.

ISAI. XXI. 11, 12.

VOL. IV.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY ELLERTON AND HENDERSON,

GOUGH SQUARE.

PUBLISHED BY JAMES NISBET, BERNERS STREET.

1832.

ERRATA.

Vol. IV. page 405, note §. The difference between the post-diluvian period of Demetrius, and that of the Alexandrine Codex of the LXX., as stated in the general table, it will be observed, arises from the nativity of Abraham being there referred to the 130th year of Terah's age, as required by the context, rather than to the 70th, with Demetrius and the ancients.

407, line 6 from bottom: for Hamardt, read Hamartol,

417. In the table. The words "Samaritan and Greek," should be over the last two columns on the right.

435, line 8 from bottom: for Stranchius, read Strauchius.

THE

MORNING WATCH.

SEPTEMBER 1831.

THERE REMAINETH A REST TO THE PEOPLE OF GOD.

HOLY brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, who have

been once enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who are made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the world to come; let us ascend in thought together; let us lift up our souls in contemplation of that glorious inheritance prepared for the children of God, to the very border of which the church has now arrived, about to exchange her weary pilgrimage for an eternal sabbath of joy. As Moses from the top of Pisgah beheld the goodly land, so let us cheer our hearts by a survey of that better that heavenly country which Canaan typified; the substance hoped for by the elders, and in the faith of which that cloud of witnesses lived and died. Let us, with them, be looking for that city whose builder and maker is God; believing that Christ is gone to prepare a place in his Father's house, where are many mansions, and that he will come again to receive us; expecting to behold that glory which Christ will manifest to all those who are given him by the Father-a glory which eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, but which is prepared for them that love God, and which he hath revealed unto us by his Spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. Thus exercised, thus taught, we shall be ready for any event: and whether it be determined in Providence that we shall die, like Moses, in the land of our pilgrimage; or whether, like Joshua and his host crossing the Jordan, we are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, to pass by translation through that gulf which divides between earth and heaven, between time and eternity; our hearts will be solemnized and prepared to enter on the rest that remaineth for the people of God, the seventh millennial day, which begins the sabbatism of the universe. Then shall the new creation stand forth complete, and man renewed be the true image of his Creator; and He

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