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CONTENTS OF VOL. II.

The Gospel: Creation prepared for. Providence unfolds it I

On the Second Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ 34

Interpretation of all the Old-Testament Prophecies quoted in the New Tes-
tament 55, 287, 529, 777

On the Typical Import of many of the Historical Records of the Old Tes-

tament 99, 279

On the Human Nature of Christ (see 192, 196, 197, 216, 928) 107, 320

Signs of the Times, and the Characteristics of the Church 141

Answer to the Question, What was the Reformation? 163

Review of Eagleton's Thoughts on the Covenant of Works, &c 171

On Charges brought against the Morning Watch 179

Reply to Mr. J. A. Haldane 189

"The Word made Flesh" 192

On the Lavers in Solomon's Temple 193

Letter of the late Rev. Mr. V on the Person and Atonement of Christ.. 196

On the " Likeness of Sinful Flesh" 197

Extract from Dr. Southey's Colloquies 199

On Schism 201

On the term " Sinful" 216

On the received Interpretation of the fifth and sixth Trumpets, and the " River

Euphrates" 221

Bradford (the Martyr) on the Renovation of all Things 224

On the Seventh Vial of the Apocalypse 225

To Correspondents 232, 719, 956

Jesus of Nazareth the King of Glory 233

Commentary on the Epistles to the Seven Apocalyptic Churches .. 256, 510, 754

Essays on the Song of Solomon 273

On the Heresy of Hymeneus and Philetus concerning the First Resurrection 329

On the Relation which the Bible bears to the other Institutions of the Chris-

tian Religion 352

On the Parable of the Ten Virgins 364, 880

On the Intermediate State 369

Review of the Rev. J. B. Deane on the Worship of the Serpent 390

—— of Dr. Pye Smith on the Principles of Interpretation as applied to the

Prophecies of Holy Scripture 398, 719

Review of the Rev. Joseph Fletcher on the Attention due to unfulfilled Pro-

phecies , 411
Pace

Review of the late Joseph Milner on the Millennium, &c 419

On the secondary Causes which influence the Character of Controversial

Writings, illustrated by recent Examples 428

Review of the Rev. S. R Maitland on the 1260 Days 448

Letter of the late Mr. Fletcher of Madeley 462

On calumnious Misquotations 476

On Antichrist, its Nature and Time 477

On the future Purpose of God toward the Gentiles of the present Dispensation 491

Messiah's Reign on the Earth 519

On the Number of the Beast 563

Forms of Evil in the Church 564

On the Names of God 565

On the Epiphany of our Lord Jesus Christ; and the Gathering of his Elect" 587

On the Divine Will 594

The Out-pouring of the Holy Spirit 608

The Antichrist, or Apostasy, of 1830 622

The Church, with her Endowment of Holiness and Power 630

On the Temple of Ezekiel 669

Review of Vaughan on the Papal Apostasy 681

of Faber's Sacred Calendar of Prophecy 706

On the Numbers in Daniel 713

Letter from a Hebrew Friend 715

The Bible with a new Orthography of the principal Names 719

The Perils of the Church, and the Judgment of the Nations 721

Jewish Comment on Genesis xv. 9 804

On the Names of Christ 806

On the only justifiable Ground of separating from a Church 817

The Duty of Prophets 834

On the Reality of bearing the Cross of Christ 843

On the Gifts of the Holy Ghost commonly called Supernatural 850

On the extraordinary Manifestations in Port-Glasgow 869

Remarks on the Jubilean Period 874

On the Parable of the Marriage Supper 875

On the Religious and Prophetic Aspect of the French Revolution of 1830 .. 881

Criteria for determining in which Version of the Holy Scriptures the original

Hebrew Computation of Time is contained: by J. Cullimore, Esq 898

On Prophetic Interpretation .. 914

On the Religious Periodicals 918

Review of the Rev. Joseph Duncan on the Humanity of Christ 928

On the Good and Evil of Religious Societies 933

Doctrine and Learning of the chief Organs of the " Religious World" 944

Index 957

The Binder mill cause the Plate of the Laver in Solomon's Temple to/ace p. 193;
and the Plan of Exekiel's Temple to face p. 669.

THE

MORNING WATCH.

MARCH 1830.

The Gospel; CREATION PREPARED FOR, PROVIDENCE UNFOLDS IT.

f"1 OD and man, the creature and the Creator, reciprocally answer to each other. God made man in his own image, and man in every stage of his being shews forth some attribute of God. It is the greatest proof of fallen man's degradation, that he has lost the sense of his own dignity, and that it should need any effort to rouse his dormant faculties to the apprehension of their high endowments, and to the glorious prerogatives held out in prospect for him in the ages to come. Man is the interpreter of the counsels of God—a glorious dignity ! higher than that of angels, higher than any other created being. The scheme of redemption, transacted in man's nature and on man's account, is that wondrous mystery which angels desired to look into, because it manifested the surpassing love of God. At its opening, in the first advent, a multitude of the heavenly host sang "glory to God in the highest;" and by its full development, at the second advent, "unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places is made known by the church the manifold wisdom of God."

God is infinite and unchangeable in his attributes as well as in his nature: the creatures are changeable, and limited in their comprehension as well as in their natures. Whence it follows, that any revelation of the infinite God must to them be by degrees, and progressive, both that the successive steps may be followed, and that the comprehension may have time to expand, and receive truths in detail which are too vast for its immediate grasp. In the first and most obvious degree, the inanimate works of creation tell out the attributes of the Creator: "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament sheweth

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his handy work:" "For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his Eternal Power and Godhead." These things, external and without himself, lead the mind of man to the knowledge of God; but in the world within himself, that microcosm, that epitome of the creation of God, man may best learn of his Creator: he is himself the image of the invisible God, and is destined in the coming time to manifest the glory of God, as his vicegerent over the whole creation. "Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour: Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands: Thou hast put all things under his feet. O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy Name in all the earth!" (Psal. viii.; 1 Cor. xv. 27.) But man cannot manifest God to other intelligent beings unless he first know God as his God, and become the exemplar as well as the teacher of worship; blessed himself, and directing others to their blessedness. For this end he must extend his view beyond the present aspect of things, looking back to his origin and forward to his ultimate destination ; that he may fulfil the purpose for which he was brought into being; be renewed after the image of Him that created him; make known that "the Lord reigneth; let the heavens declare his righteousness, and all the people see his glory." (Psal. xcvii. 6.)

To understand any work, either at its commencement or in its progress, the purposed end must be known; and this end must be kept in view during every stage of its advancement, as the controuling principle which regulates every single movement. Not that every one who plies the machine and urges on its course does necessarily understand its principles: on the contrary, vain man is in his ignorance continually saying in his heart, " By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent;' though every thing around him proclaims, in the name of Jehovah, " Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it? and of ancient times that I have formed

it? Now have I brought it to pass Shall the axe boast itself

against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? As if the rod should shake -itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself as if it were no wood." But he who desires the knowledge of God, and who delights in doing his Master's will, is offered also a participation of his counsels, and may know the glorious end, which is even now nearly attained by the secret wonderworking operations of Providence. This end is, in one word, The Gospel, the "good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people." This is the end of all creation, the sum of all revelation, the purpose of all providence: "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give

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