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seen in Him ; in the other He acts for us on the foot- failures that they may be judged-our weakness and ing of a righteousness wbich never changes nor fails, ignorance, that strength and instruction may be given ; in order to reconcile our practical state and circum- but His heart is always engaged for us ; His love is stances on earth with the standing which faith has drawn out by our very and every need. It is not, on in Christ above.
the one hand, that the evil is not corrected ; nor, on In these beautiful garments, then, was the high the other, that we are put out of God's sight and priest called to represent Israel, and neither shoulder- memory for it, but that it is remedied because of pieces nor breastplate could be loosed from them, that Christ's all-powerful pleading—the same one who is their names and their cause might be in perpetual the propitiation for our sins, and in whom we are remembrance. Aaron could not be thus with God, accepted. This gives us courage to apply unsparingly save as representing Israel. Equally impossible is it the divine light and standard to our ways-not as if for Christ to stand in God's presence apart from us. the question were of expecting condemnation by and His value in God's sight is thus drawn down on us. by, but, emboldened by His grace, to judge ourselves He became a servant when He took the form of man. thoroughly now. Our privilege is to increase in the He might have asked twelve legions of angels, and knowledge of God Himself. We sin if we walk not gone out free ; but He chose to be a servant for ever. in the light we have received. There is holiness in He did the will of God in His life, and in His death God's presence, but there is unfailing grace also. Our He bound Himself anew and eternally, and will thus enjoyment is in the measure that we, by the Spirit, manifest the grace of God, even in the glory, when realize what we are in Christ, before God. Our He will gird Himself
, and make His own servants prayers rise in holiness before Him, because Christ is sit down to meat, and come forth and serve them. there. The taints and soils in our holy offerings dis
Such is our position by virtue of the priesthood of appear through His mediation. While this makes us Christ. “If we walk in the light as Christ is in the feel the extent of the love of which we are the oblight, we have fellowship one with another, and the jects, may it fill us with thanksgiving, and our joy be blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all full. " Šuch an high priest became us.” sin.” If a fault is committed, is there condemnation ? But we must allow ourselves to quote an admirable No: but this is not because the gospel is less holy passage from the “Synopsis.” “The ground-work of than the law, which is quite the contrary of the truth; the priesthood, then, was absolute personal puritynor is it because God thinks lightly of the sins of what we may call human righteousness--every form His children, which are, indeed, incomparably more of grace interwoven with it; and divine righteousness grievous and dishonouring than the evils of others, [typified respectively by the fine linen and the gold.] but because Jesus Christ the righteous is there for us. It was service, and He was girded for it, but service But then He does deal according to His own light before God. The loins were girt, but the garments and perfection, even when He feels for us in all our otherwise down to the feet. This was especially the need and weakness. It is the same in learning robe all of blue...... Introduced into the presence things of God, as in our daily judgment. It is of God, according to divine righteousness, in the peraccording to Urim and Thummim that He instructs fection of Christ, our spiritual light, and privileges, and guides us. What under law would be my ruin, and walk, are according to this perfection of Him into becomes by His grace the occasion and means of in- whose presence we are brought. Christ bearing our struction. It is not only when we have outwardly judgment takes away all imputative character from failed that Jesus intercedes, but when in holy things sin, and turns the light, which would have eondemned we go to worship God, how often something comes in it and us, into a purifying, enlightening character, which cannot suit the holiness of God, distracting according to that very perfection which looks on us. thought, human feeling, admiration of fine tones in This breastplate was fastened to the onyx stones of singing, &c.! God would not have us to think lightly the shoulder above, and to the ephod above the girdle of such a thing, for it is through want of habitual below. It was the perpetual position of the people, communion with Him; but He comforts us with the inseparable from the exercise of the high priesthood assurance that we have got in Christ the reality of as thus going before the Lord. What was divine and Aaron’s mitre, with its golden plate and inscription - heavenly secured it—the chains of gold above, and HOLINESS TO THE LORD. Thus when we worship, we the rings of gold with lace of blue to the ephod above may bow down and look up, not in lightness indeed, the girdle beneath. Exercised in humanity, the but in happy, holy liberty. We ought not to be sa- priesthood and the connexion of the people with it, tisfied without the full tide of affection going up to rests on an immutable, a divine and heavenly basis. Him from us ; but let us ever hear in mind that we Such was the priestly presentation of the high priest. are accepted because of His holiness. Hence in a Beneath this official robe he had a personal one all of new and higher strain may we take up that ancient blue. The character of Christ, too, as such, is perfectly oracle: "Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and and entirely heavenly. The sanctuary was the place of give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness." its exercise ; so the heavenly priest must himself be s The iniquity cannot be accepted, but it never goes up. heavenly man; and it is to this character of Christ, as We may always go to Him because of His constant here in the high priest, that the fruits and testimony appearing in His presence for us. He bears our of the Spirit are attached-the bells and the pomegranates. It is from Christ in His heavenly character THE JUDGMENT AND THE ETERNAL STATE. that they flow : they are attached to the hem of His
No. VII.* garment here below. His sound was heard when he THERE are few subjects as to which the thoughts of went in and when he came out; and so it has been men more decidedly clash with the revealed mind of and will be. When Christ went in, the gifts of the God than the Judgment; there is none, perhaps, in Spirit were manifested in the sound of the testimony, which the children of God are more endangered by and they will be when He comes out again. The the unbelief so natural to the heart at all times, and fruits of the Spirit, we know, were also in the saints. by the confusion which has prevailed so long. The But not only were there fruits and gifts ; worship and
enemy has sought to avail himself of all sorts of things, service, the presenting of offerings to God, was part good or bad, in order to darken spiritual intelligence of the path of the people of God. Alas! they also and blind the eye alike to " that blessed hope and were defiled. It formed thus also part of the priest's to the judgment which hangs day by day over this office to bear the iniquity of their ħoly things. Thus doomed earth. Thus he has taken advantage of the the worship of God's people was acceptable, in spite modern impetus given to Bible circulation and misof their infirmity, and holiness was ever before the Lord sionary efforts, admirable as they are in their objects, in the offerings of His house-borne on the forehead of and still more as they might be, if directed according to the high priest, as His people were on the one hand pre- the word by the wisdom which comes down from heaven, sented to m, and on the other, directed by Him, ac
but capable of the sad illusion that men are to bring cording to Hisown perfections through the high priest.” about the times of refreshing for the world in the
There is nothing particularly calling for notice in absence of its rejected Lord. To such the idea of the remarks of Dr. F. on the ceremony of consecra- a sudden, unprecedented, divine interruption, not tion. He does not appear to distinguish the two crowning their successes, but calling to account for anointings of Aaron, though he sees the fact of course, unfaithfulness, for self-seeking, for despising the and objects justly to Mr. Bonar's view as unsatis- scripture, for grieving and quenching the Holy Ghost, factory. The truth is that the first unction of Aaron is painful and unwelcome, and so much the more when is a beautiful allusion to the Lord Jesus, who needed Christians are drawn into the snare of the common not blood as a prerequisite, but without sacrifice, and hopes, interests, and efforts of the age. It convicts them by reason of His own inherent and perfect holiness, of ignorance of scripture, and of opposing, as far as they was capable of being anointed with the Holy Ghost can, the thoughts and counsels of God. It detects and with power. Such we know was the fact. But the pride which endeavours to patch up the broken thus He was necessarily anointed alone. There- vessel rather than confess our fault and submit to the fore was the necessity ot a second unction, if others sentence of God. It recalls to zealous repentance were to share it,-the true sons of Aaron, whom God from the bustling plans and enterprises which tend to gave him. Risen from the dead, through the blood of cover the weakness, and ruin, and guilt of man. Above the everlasting covenant, He received the Spirit afresh, all
, it demands an immediate stop to every movement (Acts ii, 33,) and shed it on the disciples, who were which is outside and against God's word, and positive now constituted His priestly house. They were sin- separation, in all its forms, from a world which is reful men, and the blood was essential as a preparation cognized as ripening for vengeance.
Let none say for the holy anointing oil, which represented, not the that this is to damp the activities of the grace which operation of the Spirit in cleansing, (already set forth seeks the good of all men, specially of the household of by the washing of water,) but His presence in the way faith. The removal of obstructions, the cessation from of power. They were now endued with power from on known evil, the refusal of the world's harness-in a high. Nor is it wonderful that a writer, who holds word, obedience is ever peremptorily due to God, and such views as Dr. F.'s, should be incapable of appre- never can lead to relaxation of christian love and laciating the deeply interesting scene which preceded bours, though it may throw off the slough of the the fire that consumed Aaron's offering in Lev. ix, 24. serpent that has mixed itself up with them. First, Aaron blesses the people on coming down from But we must turn to Dr. Brown, who assumes that his various offerings; then he, with Moses, goes into the judgment is “one undivided scene," not rule over the tabernacle, and both come out and bless the people, nations, nor vengeance upon public bodies, but a judgwhen the glory of Jehovah appears, and the fire of ment of individual persons. He urges that the two divine judgment burns the offering, in token of plenary things are so different that they cannot be put into acceptance and favour; and this on the eighth day, the one unmixed conception. Now, is it not evident that day of resurrection-glory. The application is obvious, such statements as these betoken a mind unsubject to save where a false system blinds the eye. First, there the word of God, which never speaks of an unbroken is Christ, as priest, blessing in virtue of sacrifice; and scene, nor of an unmixed conception? The question then Christ, as king and priest, goes for a short season into that which typifies the heavenly places, and coming Brown, D.D., St. James's Free. Church, Glasgow. Fourth Edition. Edinburgh,
* 1. Christ's Second Coming: Will it bě Premillennial? By the Rev. David out blesses the people, and the display of glory and Johnstone & Hunter, 1856. acceptance takes place in that day. It is a beautiful Testimony of the "Good things to come." "By the Rev. T. R. Birko, M.A., witness of the millennial kingdom and worship-not rector of Kelshall. Seeleys, 1854.
3. Simples Essais sur des sujets prophétiques. Par W. Trotter. of the Church within, but publicly manifested glory. 1. II. Paris: Grassart, 1855-56.
is not whether there is a judgment of individuals, of geance on a particular nation, or an assemblage of hosthe secrets of the heart, but whether the Bible re- tile peoples ; it is the calm session of judgment before veals but one single judgment act at the end of all, an the King of all the earth, and before Him shall be act which embraces every creature, saint or sinner, gathered all nations. But it is in positive contrast, indiscriminately, and then for the first time manifests as to its subjects, with Rev. xx, il, 12,* because their eternal destiny.
there all that stand before the throne are the dead, But it is plain at a glance that such a scheme fails, here all are the living; there, as we have shown, they not because there is no truth in it, but because it is are exclusively the wicked, here they are both good the narrowest section of the truth. It interprets the and bad; there the judged, being the dead, were irentire judgment of God by that which is a single, though respective of country and race, here they are the most solemn and momentous part. The true ques- Gentiles as distinct from the Jews. The ground of tion is, does not scripture make known both temporal the judgment, which hangs like a millstone round the and eternal judgment, executed by Christ the Lord ? neck of the traditionalist, confirms the true view. Does it not disclose vengeance on living men, as well For the king does not on this occasion enter on the as a holy assize over the dead? Does it not require details of general conduct. There is no judging of us to believe that there will be what we may distin- the guilty Jew according to the law, and of the guilty guish as His war-judgment, previous to His judging Gentile outside the law, according to his actual conas a King, and this again before He calls up the dead dition, as in Rom. ii. But the gathered nations are for the resurrection of judgment. (Rev. xix, xx.) dealt with according to their treatment of the King's This is the plain, simple meaning of the last great brethren, sent out to announce the kingdom before it prophetic strain which treats of the orderly sequence was, as it will then be, established in power: for God of these events, against which it is in vain to appeal, will take care to send forth previously an adequate and as Dr. B. does, to texts here and there, which merely universal testimony; and this will act as a test among speak of judgment when Christ comes : for all, pre- the nations. Accordingly the King owns as done to millennialist, and post-millennialist, equally bow to this. Himself the least kindness shown to His messengers,
But we are pointed to Matt. xxv, as an insuperable and punishes their dishonour as levelled at His own difficulty in our way. In order to explain what we person. But manifestly such a test best applies to a believe to be its true bearing, it will be necessary to brief and eventful crisis, when the gospel of the kingdom take the prophecy as a whole. First of all, it is clear shall be proclaimed far and wide, immediately before that the first and greater part of Matt. xxiv addresses the appearance of the King, who judges thereon by a the disciples, as they were associated in feeling, faith, criterion utterly inapplicable to the times when the and hopes with Jerusalem and the special portion of glad tidings were not so preached, much less the Israel in their land. Hence they are warned against kingdom. Again, the true interpretation accounts false Messiahs, they are guarded against confounding for the King's brethren as a class distinct from the the earlier sorrows with the great tribulation that is sheep,” or godly Gentiles. They are His converted to precede the nation's deliverance; but the gospel is Jewish brethren, who witness the kingdom to all nathe gospel of the kingdom, the prophetic admonition tions just before the end comes. This distinction is to flee is for “them which be in Judea,” the token on lost and useless in the common view ; for important earth is the idol set up in the sanctuary, and the as such a thing is in a judgment of the quick, all Jewish sabbath is supposed to be in force. Further differences of Jew and Gentile disappear in the resurmore, there is not a thought of going to be with the rection, which, it will be observed, is here unnoticed, Lord in the air; not a hint of the Father's house, but and we believe incompatible with the language em a very specific showing them that the Son of man is ployed. Scripture never speaks of nations after resurto appear in the most vivid and sudden way," as the rection, as Dr. B.'s exposition supposes. Nor is there lightning,” for their deliverance. They are not there- real force in Mr. Birks's objections. For 1st, the fore to go into the desert, nor to believe that . He is judgment of the living nations has not been given in the arrived and in some secret chambers ; for when He preceding parables, but we have had the Jews and the does appear, it will be with power and great glory, and Christians: now we have the Gentiles as such. 2nd, Isa. their enemies shall see and mourn. It is Christ's livi, in no way denies such a gathering of all nations coming to the earth for the deliverance of the godly as Matt. xxv describes. 3rd, the sentence being final Jewish remnant who will be at the close of the age is no obstacle, for the King is there to decide everawaiting Him. The disciples were their forerunners lastingly. 4th, as to the notion of a climax, it is to in many obvious and important respects. But it is us an evident mistake. The prophecy to be complete plain that the close of Matt. xxiv,and the parables of the naturally shows us the ways of the King with the virgins and the talents in Matt. xxv, drop all particular nations after sketching His ways with #is Jewish connexion with the Jews and Jerusalem, and evidently remnant, and with the Christian parenthesis. Accord. are verified in the calling and occupation of Christians ingly we have no doubt that it is entirely fallacious to as such, during the absence of Christ in heaven. Equally clear is it that Matt. xxv, 31 to the end, con
* At the time of the judgment in Matthew the fire is said simply cerns distinctively the Gentiles. It is not a mere inflic- white throne
judgment, the devil is cast into the lake of fire, where
to be prepared for the devil and his angels; whereas before the great tion of chastisement, it is not an outpouring of ven- the Beast and False Prophet had been long previously,
confound this very special dealing of the Lord with It remains to notice his ninth and last proposition: all the Gentiles summoned before flis millennial" At Christ's second appearing, 'the heavens and the throne, and the description of His judgment of the earth that are now,' being dissolved by fire, shall give dead found elsewhere. But this overthrown, the chief place to new heavens and a new earth, wherein buttress of Dr. B.'s proposition eighth is undermined. dwelleth righteousness, without any mixture of sinWe believe, as well as he, that when Christ comes good unalloyed by the least evil. The passages cited He will put honour on such as have confessed Him, are 2 Peter iii, 7–13; Rev. xx, 11; xxi, 1. Ву and shame on those who have denied Him; we believe putting this passage, then, in Revelation alongside of that both reward and punishment will be “in that the passage in Peter, we obtain the following arguday;" but it does not thence follow that all are dealt ment, which I believe it to be impossible to answer : with simultaneously, as Dr. B. takes for granted. The conflagration and passing away of the heavens Hence Matt. vii, 21–23; x, 32, 34 ; xiii, 30, 43; will be as a thief in the night, in or at the day of the xvi, 24-27; xxv, 10; John v, 28, 29; Acts xvii, 31; Lord,'--the time of His second advent. (2 Pet. iii.) Rom. ii, 5–16; 1 Cor. iii, 12–15; iv, 5; 2 Cor. v, But the millennium precedes the ‘fleeing or passing 9-11; 2 Thess, i, 6-10; 1 Tim. v, 24, 25; 2 Tim. away of the earth and heaven.' (Rev. xx, xxi,) Thereiv, 1 ; 2 Peter iii, 7-12; 1 John ii, 28; iv, 17; Rev. fore the millennium precedes the second advent." iii, 5; xx, 11–15; xxi, 7, 8; xxii, 12, 15, are wholly (B. p. 289.) But there is an obvious and fatal fallacy unavailing. Some of these texts refer only to the here. For we deny that the day of the Lord is equiquick, and others to the dead alone ; none treats good valent to the time of His second advent. and bad, quick and dead, as judged in one indiscrimi- most momentous changes linked with the Lord's nate judgment. Indeed John v shows that, in the coming, and previous to His day. Thus the dead saints most momentous sense, the believer shall not come are raised, the living are changed, and both caught into judgment; and that a life resurrection awaits up to be with the Lord in the air at His coming. How him, as a judgment resurrection remains for the evil long this precedes the day of the Lord, it is not our doer.
present object to enquire; but we altogether reject It is useless, therefore, for Dr. B. to prove, as he Dr. B.'s assumption that they are the same thing, or does clearly, that man is appointed to death and judg- even at the same time. Without that identificament: we believe it as strongly as himself. No more tion, which the author takes for granted instead of does it serve his purpose to urge that we must all proving, the syllogism comes to nothing. The truth be manifested before the tribunal of Christ, and receive is, that“ the day of the Lord” may be readily seen according to the good or bad done in the body; for by any who examine the Old Testament prophets, to we too insist on it as a clear and necessary truth. be a long period characterized, (when it is fulfilled, not Both look for the hour,” and “that day:" both con- in early types, but in the grand events of the last nect judgment with the coming of Christ ; both main- days,) by the direct intervention of Jehovah's pretain that " then he shall reward every man according sence, power, and glory, here below. Peter furnishes to his works.” But not a text hints, nor an argu- the connecting tie between Isaiah lxv,lxvi, and the Revement proves, that “the righteous and the wicked will lation, and embraces within the compass of that great be judged together.” Dr. B.'s case entirely breaks day, not only the millennium, but the season that sucdown. His claim would have been strong, indeed, if ceeds till the heavens and earth that now are, give Matt. xxv, 31, and seq., could be legitimately identified, place to “all things made new.” The millennium in time,character, and subjects, with Rev.xx, 11 and seq. then does not precede the day of the Lord, but is inBut there is a plain and certain contrast between cluded within its magnificent range. The coming of them, not sameness. In Matthew, nations are in ques- the Lord gathers His saints to Him before this day, tion, in the Revelation the dead; in the one the scene and à fortiori before the millennium, as we have alis the earth, in the other, earth and heaven are fled ready sufficiently shown in commenting on 2 Thess. away; in the former, both the righteous and the ii, 1. Thus the argument which Dr. B. supposed it accursed are seen, in the latter, none but the lost; in impossible to answer, is as loose and incoherent as the the gospel the living Gentiles are tested by a very sand. And here we close our reply to his assault special preaching of the kingdom, which is to go forth upon premillennialism. before the end of the age, and they are sentenced according to their behaviour towards the messengers It was difficult for a Jew to rid himself of the sense of of the king, while in the Apocalypse it is a solemn difference between days, and between meats. (Rom. xiv.) A scrutiny of those things which were written in the Gentile, having abandoned his whole religious system as idolabooks, according to the works of the dead—a ground trous, held to nothing. Human nature is liable, in this respect, of judgment not limited to a peculiar testimony and conscience. Christianity recognizes neither. It delivors from epoch, but embracing all ages and dispensations, be the question of days and meats, by making us heavenly with fore the flood and after it,-under the law, or without Christ. But it teaches us to bear with conscientious weakness, the law,—whether they had, or whether they had not, and to be conscientious ourselves. heard the gospel. The difference, therefore, is complete, and so is the failure of Dr. B.'s scheme of a do not, except when it is a new thing, talk much about it ;
Those who enjoy a constant, settled happiness in Christ, universal and simultaneous judgment.
they talk out of it.
we have been considering. We are told that they Original Contributions. were with Him, and then that they appeared in glory.
They share in the same glory as that in which He was
manifested. And so as to us. When Christ who NOTES ON SCRIPTURE.
is our life shall appear, then shall we also appear with No. V.
him in glory.” “The glory which thou gavest me I
have given them; that they may be one, even as we OUR JOY IN HEAVEN. LUKE IX, 28-36.
are one : I in them, and thou in me, that they may, Let us look a little at this scripture, as showing what be made perfect in one; and that the world may know our joy in the glory will consist of. We have the that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them as thou warrant of 2 Peter i, 16, for saying that the scene hast loved me.” represents to us the power and coming of our Lord But there is another thing still. We are not only Jesus Christ. And this is what we wait for. Our told that they were with Him, that they talked with souls are not in a healthy state unless we are waiting Him, and appeared in glory with Him, but we are for God's Son from heaven. The Church is not regu- also privileged to know the subject of their conversalated in its hopes by the word and Spirit of God, tion. They “spake of his decease which he should unless it is looking for Him as Saviour from heaven. accomplish at Jerusalem.” It was the cross which (Phil. iii.) And this passage, as disclosing to us was the theme of their conversation in the glory--the specially what will be our portion when He comes, is sufferings of Christ which He had to accomplish at important to us in this respect. There are many other Jerusalem. And surely this will be our joy throughout things in the passage, such as the mutual relations eternity, when in glory with Christ,—to dwell upon this of the earthly and the heavenly people in the kingdom. theme, His decease accomplished at Jerusalem. We These it might be very instructive to consider, but then read that Peter and they that were with him this is not our present purpose, which is to consider were heavy with sleep. It shows us what the flesh is what light is here afforded on the nature of that joy in the presence of the glory of God. Peter made a which we shall inherit at and from the coming of the great mistake too, but I pass on. Lord. Other scriptures, such as the promises to those “ While he thus spake, there came a cloud and who overcome in Rev. ii, iii, and the description of the overshadowed them; and they feared as they entered heavenly city in Rev. xxi, xxii, give us instruction on into the cloud. And there came a voice out of the the same subject ; but let us now particularly look at cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son; hear him." the scene on the holy mount.
Peter tells us that this voice came from the excellent “And it came to pass about an eight days after glory. “For he received from God the Father honour these sayings, he took Peter and James and John, and and glory, when there came such a voice to him from went up into a mountain to pray. And as he prayed the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son in whom I the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his am well pleased. Now Peter and the others bad raiment was white and glistering.” It was when entered into the cloud; and thus we get this wonderJesus was in the acknowledgment of dependence- ful fact that in the glory, from which the voice comes, " as he prayed”--that this change took place. This, saints are privileged to stand, and there, in that glory, then, is the first thing we have here-a change such share the delight of the Father in His beloved Son. as will pass upon the living saints when Jesus comes. Not only are we called to the fellowship of God's Son,
“And behold, there talked with him two men, which Jesus Christ, we are called to have fellowship with the were Moses and Elias.” They were with Him. And Father. We are admitted of God the Father to parthis will be our joy; we shall be with Jesus. In take of His satisfaction in His beloved Son. 1 Thess. iv, after stating the order in which the resur- “And when the voice was past, Jesus was found rection of the sleeping, and the change of the living, alone.” The vision all gone-- the cloud, the voice, saints will take place, and that we shall both be caught the glory, Moses and Elias--but Jesus was left, and up together to meet the Lord in the air, all that the they were left to go on their way with Jesus, knowing apostle says as to what shall ensue is, “and so shall Him now in the light of those scenes of glory which we ever be with the Lord.” But in this passage there they had beheld. And this is the use to us of those is not only the being with Christ, but there is also vivid apprehensions of spiritual things which we may familiar intercourse with Him. “ There talked with sometimes realize. It is not that we can be always him two men.” It is not that He talked with them, enjoying them and nothing else. But when for the though that was no doubt true; but that might have season they have passed away, like this vision on the been, and they be at a distance. But when we read holy mount, they leave us alone with Jesus, to pursue that they talked with Him, we get the idea of the the path of our pilgrimage with Him in spirit now, most free and familiar intercourse. Peter and the and with Him in the light and power of that deepened others knew what it was to have such intercourse with acquaintance with Him, and fellowship of the Father's Jesus in humiliation; and what joy must it have been joy in Him, that we have got on the mount; and thus to have this proof that such intercourse with Him to wait for the moment of His return, when all this, would be enjoyed in glory! And then it is said " they and more than our hearts can think of, shall be fulfilled appeared in glory." But this is secondary to what to us for ever.