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GEORGE TURNER & CO., 40 SAUCHIEHALL STREET.

LONDON:
JAMES E. HAWKINS, 36 BAKER STREET, W., AND 12 PATERNOSTER SQUARE, E.C'.

DUBLIN: DUBLIN TRACT REPOSITORY, 10 D'OLIER STREET,

1878.

CONTENTS.

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PAOR
Address, Notes of an, By George Lawrence,

Mediator, The .

125
Altar whereof we eat, The

143
By Macleode Memoriam, In---James Cheyne,
Wylie,

29, 39
Ministry of Women, The -

148, 165

Anointing of the Lord Jesus, The By J. G.

Bellet,

140 Notes and thoughts from a Conference, • 179

Baptismal Truth. By M. T. Boswell, 4, 22, 36, 54 Obedient Son, The

86
Baptized for the Dead,
125 Oneness of all Believers in Christ,

· 190

Basket of First Fruits, The By J. G. Bellet, 91 Only in the Lord. By John R. Caldwell, 113

Believer in Heavenly Places, The,

57 Ox and the Ass yoked together, The By John

R. Caldwell,

97

China, The Gospel in

91

Christians,

126 Poetry-

Comforter, The other

93 Alone, yet not Alone, -

187

Conversation,

24 Immeasurable Love,

· 126

Nearing Home,

31

David. By Henry Heath, 61, 93, 109, 134, 168, 182 Psalm 1xxx. 1; Rev. v. 6,

· 139

Songs in the Night,

53

Epaphras,

141 Possession of the Spirit,

25, 43, 56

Extract, An

189 Pre-arrangement as to Ministry and Worship at
Expositions and Notes-

the Lord's Table.: By John R. Caldwell, 17
I Peter iii. 19; iv. 6. By Henry Dyer, 7 Priesthood and Ministry,

92

Luke xii. 32-48. By J. G. Bellet,

31

2 Cor. iii. By J. G. Bellet,

46 Rest. By A. E. W.,

100

Ephesians vi.,

90 Revelation. The A Book of Conquerors. By J.

Job xvii. 4,

· 101 G. Bellet,

84

1 Timothy i. ii. and iii. By J. G. Bellet, 174 Revellings and such like. By J. L. Harris, 137

Faith work,

- 139 Sanctification. By H. W. Soltau,

40, 51

Fellowship. By Alexander Stewart,

3 Sealing of the Spirit, The

150

Forgiven and Forgotten,

28 Separation from the World. By John R. Cald-

well,

81

Giving of the Law, The By J. L. Harris, 119 Service: its element and sphere,

26

Go up to the Mountain,

Shadow and the True, The

Growth,

63 Shadows of Christ. By John R. Caldwell--

The Passover,

1

Heavenly Calling, The By J. G. Bellet,
10 The Feast of Unleavened Bread,

33

Higher Life, The

- 155 The Manna,

65

Him that Overcometh, To
· 118 She hath done what she could,

· 184
History of Man, The By Macleod Wylie, . 116 Shetland, The Gospel in

· 127

Slothful Man, The

· 187

I am with you Alway,

. 122 Song of Solomon. By William Lincoln,

In Season and out of Season,

. 111

18, 68, 101, 131, 163

Spiritual Gifts,

60

Jacob a-dying. By J. L. Harris,

76 Spiritual Progress,

4

Jehoshaphat. By John R. Caldwell, 129, 145, 161, 177 Standing, State, and Walk, The Christian's 185
Judgment Seat of Christ, The By A. E. W., 45 Stewardship. By A. E. W.,

90
Labourers and their Rewards. By J. G. Bellet, 83 Vine Tree, The

114

Lamb of God, The

170

Leaning upon the Beloved,

- 173 Way of the Love of Jesus, The By J. G.

Learning God's mind in Communion,

· 190 Bellet,

21

Learn of Me. By Macleod Wylie,

· 136 Word of God, Sharper than any two-edged
Levites, The By John Ritchie,
71, 87, 106 Sword, The

110
Life-Giver and Judge, The By Alexander Stewart, 49 Working for Christ,

103
Lord's Coming, The

- 171
Lord's Supper, The

154 Ye do Show the Lord's Death till He Come, 47

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SHADOWS OF CHRIST.

PART XIII.

THE PASSOVER-Ex. xii.

For even Christ, our passover, is sacrificed for us.

1 Cor. vi 7. N

upon the Egyptians, Israel had been exempted ; but the tenth was death, and therefore it represented specially the divine penalty pronounced against man as a sinner. This opportunity is therefore chosen by God to show forth in one of the most striking and comprehensive types which illuminate the page of Scripture, His gracious and yet righteous way of delivering an elect and believing people from that condemnation under which they, in common with all others, had lain.

The month Abib being that in which Israel came forth from Egypt, it was commanded by Jehovah that in the same month they were annually to observe this feast. This was to be to them the “ beginning of months ”- the first month of their year.

Does not this seem to teach that not until the sinner has sheltered from the wrath of God by faith in the blood of Christ, does he begin to live in the sight of God. Until then, although indeed foreknown and elect, yet was he dead to God. Then is he delivered, not only from the stroke of divine judgment due to him as a sinner, but also from the power of Satan (Acts xxvi. 18), and from this present evil world (Gal. i. 4).

Then is he “ born again,” and as a new-born son of God he enters upon a new eternal life. He is in a new creation, and from eternity he will look back to that time as the commencement—the “birth-day” of his everlasting life. Whatever the moral character of the life that preceded that momentous hour, in God's sight and in the reckoning of the quickened soul, it was only death and dead works.

The lamb was to be set apart upon the tenth day, and to be “kept up" until the fourteenth day. That is to say, it was to be three full days separated from the flock, set apart as the destined sacrifice.

It was to be “ without blemish”. This was an essential point, for it was to be a fitting type of “the Lamb of God,"

our Passover". Hence the importance of the three days during which it was set apart or kept up-days in which it cannot be doubted that many an anxious look would be directed to the victim, to see whether it was in all points such as God could accept.

Thus at the very commencement of the three years during which the Lord Jesus moved before men in a public capacity, He was pointed out by John the Baptist. Twice is it repeated, “Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world ;” and again, "looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith Behold the Lamb of God." (John i. 29, 36.) As if to call the attention of a nation which had just been ' warned of the coming wrath that should burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire, to the Lamb of God's providing-to the mighty work He came to do, and to

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