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Jude 4 and 14. "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained unto this condemnation.-And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophecied of these."

Numbers xxiv. 3. "Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said; He hath said which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open," &c.

Zechariah iv. 1. "The angel that talked with mè, came again and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep," &c.


Matthew xxiv. 22.

"But for the Elect's sake

those days shall be shortened."

Colossians i. 26. "Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints."


Upon their account I spoke and talked with him, who will go forth from his habitation, the Holy and Mighty One, the God of the world:


Who will hereafter tread upon Mount Sinai; appear with his hosts; and be manifested in the strength of his power from heaven.

Matthew xxiv. 34, 35. "Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass away till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my

words shall not pass away.

Ezekiel xxi. 4.


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"Therefore shall my sword go forth out of his sheath, against all flesh, from the south to the north."

Isaiah xlii. 13. "The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war he shall cry; yea, roar; He shall prevail against his enemies."

Zechariah xiv. 1. 3.

"Behold the day of the

Lord cometh. Then shall the Lord go forth and

fight against these nations."


Nehemiah ix. 13. "Thou camest down also upon Mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven."

Luke ii. 13, 14. "And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will towards men."

that of the Apocalypse. The latter part, which is restricted to the concluding portion, as " during "the completion" of the week, must synchronize with the next seal of the Apocalypse, which takes in the space between the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries of the Christian æra.

The fifth seal represents the souls of former martyrs crying for the vengeance of their blood on them that dwell on the earth. But here, the sealed portion characterized by the thunders, being completed, and that of the vials of wrath having begun, they afford to us the particular description of that which by the seal is only represented in general terms.

The first vial brought upon the men which had the mark of the beast, "a noisome and

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grievous sore." The second caused the mystical sea, to" become as the blood of a dead man;" while the third vial, poured upon the rivers and fountains of waters, turned them to blood; while justice and judgment upon all oppressors was indeed thus executed. But the parallel prophecy of the Apocalypse is still more explicit, as to the events which should characterize the latter part of this period; and

while it agrees with the declaration that now, "Sinners should be delivered into the hand of

"the righteous," it is remarkable that in the Apocalypse, the " temple of the tabernacle of "the testimony in heaven," is represented to be "opened," while in Enoch it is said that now the righteous should acquire habitations by their righteousness, and the house of the great king should be built up for ever. And if we understand this to relate to things spiritual, it may be taken to allude to the re-edification of that "spiritual house," in which those faithful servants, who at this period returned unto "the

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living rock disallowed of men," were built


up as lively stones," a holy priesthood,

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"offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God, by Jesus Christ.'

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With this metaphorical sense, the expression, that "the house of the Great King shall be built 66 up for ever,' ever," also ," also agrees, even as in the Apo

calypse it is said of those "which came out of

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great tribulation, and have washed their robes, "and made them white in the blood of the Lamb,' "that they are before the throne of God, and

serve him day and night in his temple."

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