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CHAPTER XV.

PASSAGES OF SCRIPTURE, REFERRING TO THE

SECOND COMING OF CHRIST IN THE FEMALE.

1. The second Adam, male and female. dom, or evil dwell therein.
5. Of King David's prophecy, concern- 16. Of stripping for the gospel race.

ing the King and Queen of Zion. 17. Of coming to the law of nature. 6. The breath of God, beareth against | 20. God's times of judgment, reserved in the wicked.

his own power. 7. Of judgments.

21. Of timely warning. 8. Of a perfect work.

23. Solemn warnings. 9. Of the stone cut out without hands. 25. Of the abasement of mankind. 12. The day now come, which John saw 29. God destroyeth not his own work. in vision.

30. The natural man understandeth not 13. Of man's carving out new ways for the givings of the spirit of God. salvation.

31. Of the law, and its requirements. 14. Disobedient steps to be retraced. 33. The ultimate end of God's purposes 15. No impurity can enter Christ's king with man, unchanged.

Genesis, v. 1. This is the book of the generations of Adam: In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him :

2. Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. Sec. 1. Understand the two foregoing passages: If the first Adam, being male and female, was a correct and true figure of him that was to come as the Second Adam, (See Romans, v. 14.] which I bear witness is true, saith the Angel, the second Adam must also be male and female; which is the case, and will so remain to the endless ages of eternity. 2. Degrading as it may feel to the haughty sense in man,

he er can alter it; for it is the work of the Almighty Creator, that the pride of all flesh might be stained; and that the male and female, might both have their proper and equal lot and place, in the work of redemption.

I. Corinthians, xi. 3. But I would have you know, that the head

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of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

7. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, for as much as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

8. For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the

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9. Neither was the man created for the woman, but the wo man for the man.

10. For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head, because of the angels. 11. Nevertheless, neither is the man without the woman,

neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.

12. For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.

Psalms, xlv. 1. My heart is inditing a good matter : I speak of the things which I have made touching the King: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 2. Thou art fairer than the children of men :

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is into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever.

3. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, 0 most Mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.

4. And in thy majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things.

5. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the King's enemies; whereby the people fall under thee.

6. Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever : the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

7. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

8. All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.

9. King's daughters were among thy honorable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.

10. Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house ;

11. So shall the King greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy LORD; and worship thou him.

12. And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall entreat thy favour.

13. The King's daughter is all glorious within : her clothing is of wrought gold.

14. She shall be brought unto the King in raiment of needle work; the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee.

15. With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the King's palace.

16. Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth.

17. I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee forever and ever. Sec. 3. The fore part of this Psalm, speaketh so clearly of Christ, under the character of the King, that it would seem impossible for any to misunderstand it; and from the ninth verse to the end, speaketh so clearly of the Queen, the Daughter of Zion, and of the Virgins that follow her, that none, but such as are willfully blind, can pervert its true meaning, saith the Lord.

4. Virgin, meaneth that which is pure and undefiled, whether it be male or female; and such are the virgins, her companions, that follow her into the presence of the King.

5. And by the inspiration of my spirit, saith the Lord, upon my servant David, did he clearly foretell that which was to come to pass, and be accomplished, both in Christ's first and second appearing; though he understood it not himself. Yet he foretold the completed order of my Zion, and the office of the King and Queen, therein established, in this last dispensation of my goodness to mortals on earth.

6. And many more are the places that clearly foretell the same work, saith the Almighty Power, whose breath beginneth to bear against the wickedness and abominations of the earth; and whose breath will continue to bear, harder and harder, against all the unseemly and unnatural works of darkness; against all war, bloodshed and carnage; against the abuse of the order of nature, and of oppression against the rights of conscience's freedom.

7. And if they will not hearken, humble themselves and repent, in this the last display of my goodness and mercy unto them, I will, by the consuming breath of my mouth, sweep from the earth's surface, by thousands and millions, and millions on millions, until

by my judgments, the remnant remaining, know that the God of Heaven hath descended, with an arm of his Almighty power, to visit the inhabitants of earth, saith the Great I AM.

Jeremiah, xxxi. 22. How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter ? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.

Chap. xxxiii. 14. Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.

15. In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

16. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our Righteousness.

Micah, iv. 1. But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.

2. And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

3. And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

4. But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig-tree; and none shall make them afraid : for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it.

5. For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God forever and ever.

6. In that day, saith the LORD, I will assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;

7. And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation : and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even forever.

8. And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.

9. Now, why dost thou cry out aloud ? is there no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail.

10. Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail : for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the Lord shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.

11. Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye

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Zion. 12. But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.

13. Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thy horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.

Chap. v. 3. Therefore, will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth : then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.

Zephaniah, iii. 9. For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.

10. From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.

11. In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no mote be haughty because of my holy mountain.

12. I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord.

13. The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies: neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

14. Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.

II. Esdras, ii. 15. Mother, embrace thy children, and bring

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