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which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount."

"Hear Him," then the Saviour in his important and inestimable prayer before His crucifixion, only for our transgressions, in the revelation of Himself and of our high destination, through His beneficence and mercy: Father, the hour is come; John xvii. 1 glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify Thee;


as Thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as Thou hast given him: and this is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent. I have glorified Thee on the earth : I have finished the work which Thou gavest me to do. And now, O Father, glorify Thou me with Thine own self, with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was. I have manifested thy name unto the men which Thou gavest me out of the world-Thine they were, and Thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. Now they have known that all things whatsoever Thou hast given me are of Thee. For I have given unto them the words which Thou gavest me: and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from Thee: and they have believed that Thou didst send me. I pray for them. I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me, for they are thine: and mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the spirit of the world, and I come to

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Thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom Thou hast given me, that they may be one spirit, as we are. While I was with them in the world I kept them in Thy name: those that Thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to Thee: and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them Thy Word; and the spirit of the world hath hated them, because they are not of the spirit of the world, even as I am not of the spirit of the world. I pray not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from the evil of it; for they are not of the spirit of the world, even as I am not of the spirit of the world. Sanctify them through Thy truth, Thy Word is the spirit of truth. As Thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent

them into the world; and for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word: that they may all be one spirit; as Thou Father, art in me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one spirit in us, that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which Thou gavest me I have given them, that they may be one spirit, even as we are one: I in them and Thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as

Thou hast loved me. Father, I will that they also whom Thou hast given me, be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory, which Thou hast given me, for Thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, the world hath not known Thee: but I have known Thee, and these have known that Thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them Thy name, and will declare it, that the love wherewith Thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them."

Hence is revealed, "He that overcometh" the Rev. iii. 5. spirit of the devil, by faith of justification by the blood of Jesus Christ, "shall be clothed with white raiment."

As the Jews rested on the Mosaic law for their justification, and not on the promises made to Abraham, by faith in their fulfilment by Him, he said, "Think not that I am come to destroy the Matt. v. 17. law or the prophecies-I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." And by rejecting the grace through Him, they remain in their natural state of evil; and therefore the question, "Why will ye die, O House of Israel? Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed, and make you a new heart and a new spirit." And when they shall turn unto the Lord, and repent and acknowledge their transgressions, the promise of the Word of the Lord in his servant Jeremiah will be fulfilled:

Jer. xxxi. 8.

"Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child, and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither. They shall come with weeping, and with favours will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble, for I am a Father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first-born. Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd doth his flock, for the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he. Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the Lord, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden, and they shall not sorrow any more at all. Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow and I will satiate the souls of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with "Behold the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: not according to the covenant

Jer. xxxi. 81. my goodness, saith the Lord."

that I made with their fathers, in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord: but this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord-I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, know the Lord; for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord, for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more."

"In that day will I make a covenant for them Hosea ii. 18. with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow, and the sword, and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely and I will betroth thee to me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness; and thou shalt know the Lord."

To show the difference between the natural man, and the spiritual man by grace, are the questions, "What concord hath Christ with Belial? or what 2 Cor. vi. 15. part hath he which believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God: as God

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