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    August 7, 1845


    “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a Standard against him; and the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and to them that turn from transgression in Jacob.”JUBST August 7, 1845, page 161.1

    Vol. I.] NEW YORK CITY, THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 1845. [No. 21JUBST August 7, 1845, page 161.2

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    Come thou long expected Jesus,
    Come and set thy people free,
    From this weary world release us,
    Is not this our Jubilee?
    JUBST August 7, 1845, page 161.10

    Israel’s strength and consolation,
    Hope of all the saints thou art,
    Strong Desire of every nation,
    Joy of every faithful heart.
    JUBST August 7, 1845, page 161.11

    Born thy people to deliver—
    Once a priest, but now a king—
    Come and reign on earth forever—
    Now thy glorious kingdom bring.
    JUBST August 7, 1845, page 161.12

    Quickened by the Eternal Spirit,
    Take us to our heavenly home,
    All thy glory to inherit,
    Seated with thee in thy throne.
    JUBST August 7, 1845, page 161.13



    Dear Bro. Snow:—The Jubilee Standard has been to me meat in due season. Those portions of Scripture noticed, can have their application and fulfillment no where else but during the little while, which peculiar portion of time is nearly terminated. Therefore I hasten to present the book of Esdras, and shall endeavour to show it belongs to the sacred canon of prophecy. It has, some months past, been partially noticed, and by the leading men of the Advent belief has been rejected. The arguments have been the same by which every sect have put it down, and the substance of which is but the mere opinion of men. The Word saith, “Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, or maketh flesh his arm.” To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light in them. Our Saviour says, “Search the Scriptures: they are they which testify of me. The number of books, or the name of each, which make up the Scriptures, our Saviour has no where given. But he has given their character: they testify of him. By this rule we are to be governed: to the law and to the testimony.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 161.14

    I shall first notice the vision of the eagle, recorded in the 11th chapter which says, “Then saw I a dream and behold there came up from the sea an eagle, which had twelve feathered wings and three heads.” The interpretation given in the next chapter says, “The eagle whom thou sawest come up from the sea, is the kingdom which was seen in the vision of thy brother Daniel. But it was not expounded unto him, therefore now I declare it unto thee.” In the 11th chap. 37-39 verses, it says, he “saw a lion, which spoke with man’s voice unto the eagle, and said, Art not thou it that remainest of the four beasts, whom I made to reign in my world, that the end of their times might come through them.” By this we understand that the kingdom was the fourth seen in Daniel’s vision. By a reference to Daniel we shall get the truth in relation to this matter. In the 7th chapters is contained the vision of the four beasts: the angel informs Daniel they are four kings that shall arise out of the earth. Daniel inquires to know the truth of the fourth beast, and having received the answer, he makes no enquiry as to the truth of the other beasts, but speaks of an other vision in which he saw a ram and a he-goat. The angel informs him, “the ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. And the rough goat is the king of Grecia, and the great horn between his eyes is the first king, that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation.” Now why this change of symbols? By looking we see the bear of the former or evening vision did not symbolize the two kingdoms united in one as does the ram with two horns so with the leopard, which answered not to the Grecian kingdom until the time it became divided. The goat with one horn and afterwards, with four, affords a perfect representation. From this we readily discover the necessity of the change. In looking at the fourth beast of the evening vision, we discover the same necessity, the ten horns on the beast answers not to the kingdom symbolized until the time elapsed of the kingdoms about A. D. 500. And what did Daniel see? he says, “And out of one of them came forth a little horn.” Can this little lifeless horn answer as a perfect symbol of the fourth kingdom whom the fourth beast with the 11 horns failed to so do? We see it is utterly impossible. From the exposition we understand it to be the same little horn of the fourth beast, which a symbol of kingly power subservient, or given to papacy. A single character is held up throughout the whole exposition. We thus arrive at a conclusion plainly demonstrated, that Daniel saw not a perfect symbol of the fourth kingdom. The angel again appears to Daniel, and gives him a more full exposition of the Persian and Grecian kingdoms in the 11th chapter. The 14th verse alludes to the Casars, but the name of the kingdom is not mentioned, as of the other two. In the 31st verse the pagan and papal religion is understood. The verses following speak of the people that know their God. Mahomedan religion is not even alluded to. If that which is so prominent a feature in the history of the fourth kingdom is not noticed, nor a symbol for each of the false religions presented, neither is any thing to show that certain kingly powers should sustain Christian principles. We are then positively assured that the exposition of the fourth kingdom was not given unto Daniel Therefore we find the declaration made unto Esdras confirmed in Daniel’s prophecy.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 161.15

    We will now turn to “the vision of the eagle,” 11th chapter, 2nd book of Esdras. Then saw I a dream, and behold there came up from the sea an eagle, which had twelve feathered wings and three heads. And I saw and behold she spread her wings over all the earth, and all the winds of the air blew on her, and were gathered together. I understand the twelve feathered wings symbolize the Roman Empire, established by the twelve Casars, the several kingdoms of the earth being made tributary to them. The wings answering to the kingdoms. The feathers symbolized the people of the kingdoms. The three heads symbolized the three false religions—pagan, papal, and Mahomedan. “And I beheld, and our of her feathers there grew other contrary feathers, and they became little feathers and small.” From the expressions that follow the description of the wings and three heads, I understand the time is embraced in the prophetic view given, until the power became established, symbolized by the head upon the left side, which reaches into the 13th century, when the Mahomedan tribes were consolidated into one grand monarchy. Therefore I understand the contrary feathers grew [or appeared] after the 13th century. From what follows, after speaking of the contrary feathers, I understand, the eagle with the twelve feathered wings, three heads, and contrary feathers, to embrace, in a prophetic view, the whole subject matter of the fourth kingdom. It speaks in relation to the heads, particularly describes them, then of the eagle reigning over the whole earth. That the eagle spake to her feathers, saying, Watch not all a once: this alludes to the succession of kings.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 161.16

    In closing this brief exposition, at the last, he is enabled to number her contrary feathers. “And behold there were eight of them.” He now begins with a full and perfect exposition, and commences with the first Casar. “I looked, and behold on the right side, there arose one feather and reigned over all the earth. And so it was, that when it reigned the end of it came, and the place thereof appeared no more. So the next following stood up and reigned, and had a great time. And it happened that when it reigned the end of it came also, like as the first so that it appeared no more. Then came there a voice unto it and said, Hear thou that hast borne rule over the earth so long. This I say unto thee, before thou beginnest to appear no more, there shall none attain unto thy time, neither unto the half thereof. The second Casar, Augustus, according to Josephus reigned 57 years. Tiberius that followed reigned 22 years and 6 months, whose reign was longer than any other, save Augustus, being not half. This perfect fulfilment identifies the kingdom. Then arose the third and reigned as the other before, and appeared no more also. So went it with the residue, one after an other, as that every one reigned, and then appeared no more.”JUBST August 7, 1845, page 162.1

    These are the twelve Casars, ending with Domitian. “Then I beheld, and lo, in process of time the feather that followed stood up upon the right side, that they might rule also; and some of them ruled, but within a while they appeared no more. For some of them were set up, but ruled not. In Millot’s General History there is a fulfilment of this last clause. In speaking of the Casars’s, says, in the course of 50 years, following the death of Alexander Severus in A. D. 235, there are recorded more than fifty Casars who with that title, either lawful or usurped, made their appearance to contend for the Imperial throne, proclaimed, then murdered by their soldiers, the sport of fortune and of cruelty. “After this I looked, and behold the twelve feathers appeared no more, nor the two little feathers.” I understand by this the empire, established by the twelve Casars passed away. The two little feathers represent Pompey and Mark Anthony, who aspired for power, but ruled not. And there was no more upon the eagle’s body, but three heads that rested, and six little wings. By the three heads, I understand a space of time is identified and covered, when the kingdoms of the world respectively support the three false religions, viz., Pagan, Papal, and Mahomedan, commencing at 483, at the termination pf the Roman empire, and reaching to the reformation, when six of the kingdoms agreed to support Christian and Protestant principles. I find the six kingdoms symbolized by the 6 little wings are identified in Jone’s history of Modern Europe, vol. iii. Page 43, says, in 1766, Stanislaus, king of Poland, the second year of his reign, his tolerant principles were condemned in the sermons and pastoral letters of the clergy, because he had assented to the demand of Russia, Prussia, supported by great Britain, and Denmark, required that the dissidents, consisting of Christians of the Protestants and Greek Churches, should be re-established in their ancient and natural equality of rights. Again, page 64, the Emperor of Austria visited Frederick, King of Prussia, 1769, when a confidential intercourse of sentiment took place between the two monarchs:They pledged themselves to unite for the maintainance of the peace of Germany. Then, in 1769 we have six kingdoms, distinct from all others, in union pledged to support Christian principles.—“Then saw I also that two little feathers divided themselves from the six, and remained under the head that was upon the right side: for the four continued in their place.” Denmark and Poland are no where again noticed in unison with the other powers as above designated. On page 637, we see how the four powers continued in their place. On the 26th Sept., 1815, the three allied Sovereigns, viz., those of Russia, Austria, and Prussia, entered into a treaty which received the sign of those potentates. By the tenor of this singular document, which received the name of the holy alliance, being couched in the most devout and solemn language; they bound themselves to the observance of three articles: the first of these united them in a fraternity of mutual existence, and in the common protection of religion, peace, and justice, which, in the second article, was explained to mean that they regarded themselves as delegated by Providence to govern three branches of one and the same Christian nation, of which the Divine Being, under his three characters, was the sole real sovereign. The third article declared a readiness to receive into the holy alliance all the powers who should solemnly avow the scared principles which had dictated it. On the same page it says, the Prince Regent of England had been solicited by a joint letter of the three sovereigns to accede to it, and that he had, in reply expressed his satisfaction with the nature of the above treaty, and given an assurance that the British Government would not be one of the least disposed to act up to its principles, but that, nevertheless he had declined to became a party to the treaty. In the further exposition these four powers are noticed. and their history shows how perfectly the prophecy is fulfilled which says the four continued in their place. Having satisfactorily identified the four kingdoms so peculiarly noticed in this prophecywe will go back to 1769 when the six kingdoms were identified. and notice the next event that follows. “And I beheld, and lo the feathers that were under the wing thought to set up themselves, and to have rule, And I beheld, and lo, there was one set up, but shortly it appeared no more. And the second was sooner away than the first. In 1776, seven years from the preceding event, the American people, subject of Great Britain, broke their allegiance, and declared their independence, became a free people, and in 1789, after the voice of the people had elected George Washington,they inaugurated him President of the nation: the people set him up, and he served the second term. In 1797 John Adams was inauguratedserved but one termwas sooner away than the first.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 162.2

    It has been said this application to the United States was fanciful. I have only to say in reply to such a remark:“The wise,” it is declared, “shall understand.”JUBST August 7, 1845, page 162.3

    We readily see these two are identified as belonging to the eight contrary feathers, by the manner of expression used. By comparing what I said in relation to the two, and that in relation to the Casars. Of the Casars it says, “one feather arose and reigned;” of the two, “one was set up, and shortly appeared no more.” The one contrary to the other: one ruled, the other served the people. We shall see the propriety of only two of the eight being noticed here, in the further exposition. “And I beheld, and lo the two that remained thought also in themselves to reign: And when they so thought, behold there awaked one of the heads that were at rest, namely, it that was in the midst; for that was greater than the two other heads. And then I saw that the two other heads were joined with it. And behold the head was turned with them that were with it, and did eat up the two feathers under the wing that would have reigned. But this head put the whole earth in fear, and bear rule in it over all those that dwelt upon the earth with much oppression: and it had the government of the world more than all the wings that had been. And after this I beheld, and lo, the head that was in the midst suddenly appeared no more, like as the wings.”JUBST August 7, 1845, page 162.4

    The first impression in relation to the two feathers that remained is, they belonged to the two that preceded them. But instead of two there would be six that remained, as they were of the eight. The Papal dominions were taken away, in 1800, having borne rule 1260 years, which was the head in the midst, that appeared no more. The space was but three years reaching to the time of the last event, in which the respective powers, allied to the three false religions, could act in unison. It says the two feathers under the wing: they must belong to one of the four kingdoms that continued in their place. An event so conspicuous, when so many powers act conjointly, could not easily be overlooked. I think they will be found to be subjects of the Austrian dominions. I have not been able to ascertain the facts, but are undoubtedly recorded on the page of some one of the histories of modern Europe. When found it can be supplied, though the knowledge of it is not indispensible. The prophecy is abundantly established without it. But there remained the two heads, which also in like sort ruled upon the earth, and over those that dwelt therein. And I beheld, and lo the head upon the right side devoured it that was upon the left side. The head upon the left side symbolized Mahomedan power to rule, which appeared no more, was devoured 11th August, 1840, by the four allied power, via., England, Russia, Austria, and Prussia, the four that continued in their place, which account appeared in the public journals of that day. These four powers have received from man the honorable appellation of Christian Nations. But He who judgeth righteously doth not so consider them, and has here designated them as nations of idolaters. “Then I heard a voice, which said unto me look before thee, and consider the thing that thou seest. And I beheld and lo, as it were a roaring lion chased out of the wood: and I saw that he sent out a man’s voice unto the eagle, and said, Hear thou I will talk with thee, and the Highest shall say unto thee, etc. The brethren will please read what the Highest saith in the remainder of the chapter. That we may obtain a correct understanding of this wonderful prophecy we will notice the interpretation the Highest [the Father] gave unto Esdras xii. 31-33. And the lion whom thou sawest rising up out of the wood, and roaring and speaking to the eagle, and rebuking her for her unrighteousness, with all the words which thou hast heard: this is the anointed which the Highest hath kept for them, and for their wickedness unto the end. He shall reprove them, and shall upbraid them with their cruelty, for he shall set them before him alive in judgment.” From this we understand it is the lion of the tribe of Judah which hath prevailed: the same whom Peter said God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power. The same who has gone to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. As Jesus our life hath not yet appeared, it is the Holy Ghost he said the father would send in his name, as he said, it is not ye that speak but the Holy Ghost. Therefore the lion is the word spoken by the Holy Ghost with man’s voice unto the eagle. The eagle symbolizing the inhabitants of the earth. The expression wood is location or place, where the lion is, before being chased.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 162.5

    We will now endeavour to make the application. Some fifteen years ago God, by his spirit, impressed a few humble servants of his own choice, and especially one William Miller, to search his Holy Word. By, the Spirit he understood—for the Spirit searcheth the deep things of God, that the Lord Jesus Christ was soon to be revealed from heaven: that God revealed unto Daniel time and events: that the four beasts symbolized four kingdoms each having the dominion of the earth: the fourth and last should be diverse from all kingdom, should devour the, whole earth, tread it down and break it in pieces. And the kingdom that should succeed, should be an everlasting kingdom, and be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; and the Lord Jesus Christ should reign over them forever and ever. He saw the time given, and the great and important events, also the point of time when the events in their order should transpire. He also discovered by history that quite all the events were fulfilled, and in agreement with prophecy. He saw and beheld the point of time when the saints should be redeemed, and the dreadful doom of the wicked begin, which was about the year 1843. This momentous truth the Lord, by his Spirit, pressed him to declare, and with great reluctance he obeyed the heavenly mandate. The Lord also prepared the people to hear the message. Calls from almost every point of compass came to the old farmer of Low Hampton that he should come and tell them of these things. A few self denying, cross-hearing souls yielded to the urgency of the Spirit and aided the old man in proclaiming this soul-astounding truth. This I understand to be the lion in the wood. North America is called the New World—the howling wilderness, in existence, when compared with the nations of the earth, but of yesterday. “Then I heard a voice, and I beheld the lion chased out of the wood.” When? When he beheld the preceding event: the head on the right, the four allies powers, devour the head on the left, the Mahomedan or Ottoman power, in 1840. That year J. V. Himes commenced publishing the “Signs of the Times,” which aroused the virgins to trim their lamps and make ready for the Bridegroom. The things they possessed they judged not their own. Their hearts burned within them when contemplating the glorious truth, their showed the blessed kingdom nigh. With their substance, through the instrumentality of the press, they supplies, the vessels in the ports with the word to send forth out of the wood, as upon the wings of the wind, of the wind, to the distant nations of the earth, proclaiming, “Fear God, and give glory unto him, for the hour of his judgment is come.” “And it came to pass while the lion spake these words unto the eagle, I saw and behold, the head that remained and the four wings appeared no more.” Here closes the exposition of all the symbols upon the body or the eagles, but the contrary feathers; as the symbols in regular order of succession, each in their exposition, have had the expression applied to them—and they appeared no more. “And the two went unto it, and set themselves up to reign, and their kingdom was small and full of uproar. And I saw, and behold they appeared on more, but the whole body of the eagle was burnt.” As the eight contrary feathers symbolize the eight Presidents of these United Stated, we can look no where else but within her borders for the fulfilment of this last event. That we may be assured we obtain the correct understanding of this matter, we will notice the interpretation given of it: 29, 30, “And whereas thou sawest two feathers under the sings, passing over the head that is on the right side: it signifieth that these are they whom the Highest hath kept unto their end: this is the small kingdom and full of trouble as thou sawest.” What does the history of our own country, since 1840, the time of the last event preceding, furnish, in relation to this prophecy? As there is no kingly power recognized here, the term kingdom is figurative, symbolizing state government, little kingdom, small as to territory. To what state of the union, whose affairs, are here characterized, shall we look? We will refer to the history of the State of Rhode Island, surely a little one. We find that in the spring of 1842 it was greatly agitated, having two governors elected by the people, each using every available means to reign. Such was the excitement and commotion, and military in battle array, that many of the citizens, of Providence had their goods put in readiness to leave the State at any moment. Judging from the reports circulated in the public prints, it was full of trouble and uproar. Does this simple relation, and the literal condition of that State, at that time, answer as a fulfillment to the prophetic description given? Let us see: two feathers, under the wings; two governors, subject to laws of the State and United States. Wings passing over the head: the State Charter, from England, obtained from King Charles II., ever 60 years ago, which is the case with no other State in the Union. England is virtually the head, as she surpasses all other kingdoms in power and earthy glory; but more; especially, is she the head upon the right side, and so designated by the conspicuous act consummated in August of 1840, when in alliance with the three other powers of Europe, as above specified. “And I saw, and behold they appeared no more, and the whole body of the eagle was burnt.” Here closes the exposition of the eagle. From what follows, which are the words of Esdras, it appears he was in a condition similar to his brother Daniel, when he said. “I heard, but I understood not.” As Peter records of the prophets, not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister. And in answer to her earnest prayer, the Highest gives him an interpretation of this fearful vision. Which says, “Behold the days will come, that there shall rise up a kingdom upon the earth, and it shall be feared above all the kingdoms that were before it. In the same shall twelve kings reign one after another: and this do the twelve wings signify, which thou sawest. As for the voice which thou heardest speak, not to go out from the heads, but from the midst of the body, this is the interpretation: that after the time of that kingdom [which kingdom of the Caesars appeared no more A. D. 483,] there shall arise great strivings, and it shall stand in peril of falling, nevertheless it shall not then fall, but shall be restored again to his beginning.” The history of the nation since 483, will show the strivings here spoken of. The expression it, refer to Rome. Babylon, the seat of the Chaldean empire fell to rise no more: it, Rome, should not so fall. After losing her great power, no longer mistress of the world, she should afterwards only possess power, as at the time of her beginning. We discover, by the interpretation, it is given by way of explanation; therefore it is in strict accordance and in harmony with the exposition, which is manifest by the reference made, which says, as thou sawest, and, that thou sawest etc., in the exposition. It was said in the exposition the heads should be preserved for the last. The eight contrary feathers then follow next in the order of interpretation. Whereas thou sawest the eight small under feathers sticking to her wings, this is the interpretation: that in him [the fourth beast] there shall arise eight kings, whose times shall be but small, and their years swift.” Here is identified the eight contrary feathers, here called kings, which symbolize the eight Presidents of these United States: it says, whose time shall be but small, limited, fixed by statute: years swift, their term of service would quickly pass. From the expression in relation to their serving, there is harmony with each; each one serves the full term of his election without interruption. From the history of the eight presidents, each one has served his full time, for which he was elected. Therefore the harmony, in the fulfillment, in accordance with prophecy, is unbroken. “And two of them shall perish [die] the middle time approaching. We find a fulfillment of this in the providential coincidence occasioned by the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, who died on the 4th of July 1826. July would be approaching to September, which is the middle of the Jewish year. “Four, shall be kept until their end begin to approach.” James Madison, one of the four that remained of the eight, died in the year 1836, which was approaching near the end 1845; “but two shall be kept unto the end.” The 8th of last June Andrew Jackson, departed, one of the three that remained of the eight, leaving but the two that are to be kept unto the end. With these words the interpretation closes in relation to the eight contrary feathers. In the exposition the great and prominent events are given in their order of succession. Each event occupies its proper place. We see but two of the eight were noticed in the exposition, and the reason why no more then, is obvious, for there was only space of time sufficient to the next great event in the Divine order. They were noticed in a manner to show the nation’s character to which they belonged. When that point was fully attained, the special object of prophecy was accomplished. In the interpretation given of the eight, we discover a perfect similarity of language with that in the exposition. After confirming and making plain the exposition, the time of some of their deaths is given, and their prophecy is told, the fulfillment of which is now past, and become a matter of history. I am sure the wise will understand, when they see the perfect application and fulfillment of this remarkable prophecy, particularly that which relates to the contrary feathers, the prophetic description of which so peculiarly applies to the eight Presidents. Their history, which is so familiar, covering over so little space of time, and has but recently transpired. But because it is so simple, and affording no ground for a great display of worldly wisdom upon which to speculate. This understanding of it will be called fanciful, and the foolish will in no case understand. It says of the three heads, which were to be preserved for the last, “Whereas thou sawest three heads resting, this is the interpretation: in his [the fourth beast’s] last days, shall the Most High raise up three kingdoms, and renew many things therein, and they shall have the dominion of the earth and of those that dwell therein, with much oppression above all those that were before them. Therefore are they called the heads of the eagle.” We readily perceive the plainness of this interpretation given of those three heads. When the kingdom of God’s chosen people was destroyed, the last vestige of which took place in the year 70, the kingdoms of earth were all in their national character idolaters: the power to rule compelled the worship of idols. These constituted the head upon the right side. When Paul’s Man of Sin was revealed, which was the kingdoms (formerly pagan) giving their power unto the beast—this constituted the head in the midst. When Mahomet the false prophet, whose religion was embraced by various tribes, when they were consolidated to a monarchy, then was constituted the head upon the left side. These constituted those three kingdoms, raised-up, which have the dominion of the earth. “For these are they that shall accomplish his wickedness and that shall finish his last end. And whereas thou sawest that the great head appeared no more, it signifieth that one of them shall die upon his bed and yet with pain.” Here the interpretation is also plain, when we look at things as they were. The prophecy unto Daniel says, of the little horn, they [the saints,] shall be given into his hand [the Pope’s]. In Rev. it says, “and there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things, and power was given unto him to continue 42 months.” This was fulfilled by the act of Justinian. The Pope, in 1799, from: whom this power was taken, died upon his bed: he died, and the power also died with him, which was a literal fulfilment of this prophecy. “For the two that remain shall be slain with the sword. For the sword of the one shall devour the other” As has been shown this prophecy was fulfilled in 1840. The last, the head upon the right, which is the kingdoms of the earth. shall fall through the sword himself. The 25th chap. of Jer. gives a perfect description of this last battle: the literal destruction of the nations of the earth. The interpretation in the three following verses has already been noticed. The lion, as has been shown, that was chased out of the wood, roaring and speaking unto the eagle, rebuking her for her unrighteousness, which was the Word of God, spake with man’s voice, by the Holy Ghost, unto the kingdoms of the whole earth. We understand the people here recognized, whose voice addressed the eagle, is that people of whom brother Paul speaks, as they that remain. A peculiar description of them is given in the 34th verse, it says, “For the rest of my people [they that remain,] shall he deliver with mercy; those that have been preserved [kept through faith,] upon my borders, and he shall make them joyful until the coming of the day of judgment. We see there is no symbol for this people, they are strangers and pilgrims, having no part nor lot with the people symbolized by the eagle, the kingdoms of the earth, but are subjects of the kingdom that succeeds—the everlasting kingdom, unto the coming of which they are to be made joyful. Glory! glory! glory!JUBST August 7, 1845, page 163.1

    “This is the dream that thou sawest, and these are the interpretations. Thou only has been meet to know this secret of the Highest, Therefore write all these things that thou has seen in a book, and hide them.” Do we suppose the beloved servant Esdras, of the Most High, would disobey this command? By no means. The way he hid the book we are apprised of. The fathers say the first appearance of it was in the Latin tongue. This is the way: Esdras knew if it appeared in any other language except the Hebrew, it would be rejected—hid. Though it was rejected it was not destroyed: He that saith touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm, hath preserved it. And further saith the prophecy: “And teach them to the wise of the people, whose hearts thou knowest may comprehend and keep these secrets.” Do we suppose that Esdras was to hide the book; and also teach it? No, no he was informed the eagle was the kingdom that belonged to Daniel’s vision, and the knowledge of that was to be sealed up until the time of the end. Therefore Esdras could do no more than hide the book. We are also informed that Esdras, after receiving this prophecy, was taken up to join the angelic choir with Enoch, Moses, and Elijah. The command to teach them is now in force, and the duty is enjoined especially upon the outcasts, (the Laodicean church have already rejected it.) They who do know their God, who tremble at his word, and have not cast away their confidence, that hold fast that no man take their crown. They are the wise of the people, that will understand these truths of the Most High.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 164.1

    Your brother, waiting the consummation of our hope,JUBST August 7, 1845, page 165.1

    West Becket, July 22. D. B. Gibbs.
    ‘Lift up a Standard for the People.’



    This principle is the basis of all the phenomena of animal magnetism. Although in its latent state it exists to a greater or less extent in every human being, and is not in itself evil, it is and has been, through the agency and influence of Satan, made the fruitful source and instrument of mischief. There are different modes of its development, and also various ways of exciting it into action. And in this last perilous time it behooves every child of God to understand the deceptive wiles of the enemy, that they may be prepared to resist him at every point of attack—“steadfast in the faith.”JUBST August 7, 1845, page 165.2

    One mode in which the principle of animal or human sympathy exhibits itself is by one body exerting an influence over another when two or more bodies are brought in contact or near together. This is produced by the operation of a peculiar atmosphere with which every living body surrounded, and which, like man, possesses both a physical and moral character, i.e. it partakes of the qualities, both of body and mind, of the individual who is surrounded by it. Not only does this atmosphere possess this character but it becomes a medium through which, unless counteracted, one person exerts a powerful influence, either of body or mind, or both, over others. This influence is good or evil according to the character of the individual, and its degree is proportioned to the inherent similarity, or likeness, that exists in the qualities of the individuals. So far the principle is intimately connected with the phenomena of life and motion, and is constantly exerting a greater or less amount of influence which is not immediately dependent on any supernatural agency, though aside from moral impurity, it is derived from the great Author of our beingJUBST August 7, 1845, page 165.3

    The operation of this principle is seen in the sensible effect upon our mental and moral feelings, which is superinduced by the society of persons of kindred spirit. That such a sympathy of soul does exist all must acknowledge. But though it may be breathed from one to another, through the medium of written or spoken language, it is not dependent on words, but is felt to exist between persons of similar minds when in each other’s company, even though the language of words be silent. This is peculiarly the case in religious meetings. When a company of persons of similar views and feelings are collected together, and brought in close contact with each other, breathing the same air, and at the same time within the circle of the same animal atmosphere, a mutual influence is felt—the animal spirits are excited—the nervous system, with the brain its grand centre of sensation and source of motion, is affected and made to act with greater intensity—and results many times are experienced which are attributed to the Spirit of God, when in fact a great, part, if not the whole, is animal excitement.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 165.4

    An effect which may be considered entirely physical has been also seen, and proceeds from the same source. We mean the effect which is seen to result to one person’s health, in consequence of their contact or close proximity with another. It is well known to physicians that if a young and healthy person sleeps constantly in the same bed with a person who is diseased, for instance with consumption, he will be very likely to contract disease, though it be not of a contagious kind. This fact serves to illustrate the principle, and shows that there is an atmosphere of influence around every person, and should operate not only by the way of instruction respecting certain phenomena, but as an admonition to avoid, as much as possible, the society of the impure.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 165.5

    But not only, does one person exerts sympathetic influence, moral and physical, over another by means of a magnetic atmosphere, whether with or without conversion,—but Satan, “the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience,” avails himself of this medium of influence and makes use of it as a powerful instrument of evil. It was the basis of the operations of ancient witchcraft. The necromancers and magicians of Egypt, those who “withstood Moses,” performed their “enchantments,” or false miracles by means of satanic influence, but many of their performances, no doubt, were conducted on the very principle of animal magnetism. And there are in these last times many false prophets or false teachers, who closely resemble the magicians of Egypt. Paul says, “For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: [i.e. by false miracles] men of corrupt minds, reprobate [or of no judgment] concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.” These false teachers are symbolically represented in the 13th chapter of Rev. by the two-horned beast that “deceiveth them that dwell on the earth, by the means of those miracles which he had power to do,” etc. In the 19th chap. the same character is spoken of, and called “the false prophet.” And in the 16th chap. one of those unclean, frog-like spirits goes forth “from the mouth of the false prophet.” This is mesmerism, the basis of which is human sympathy, and which is the spirit that accompanies the multitudes of false teachers that, at this critical moment, are swarming the land. It is a complete counterfeit of the blessed Spirit of God. Let the little flock of God beware of it.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 165.6



    An article on this subject, from Bro. Gibb’s, will be found on our first page. We publish it out of respect to our brother and to awaken an interest in the subject. Still, although we believe in the inspiration of Esdras, and consider the general application made by Bro. G. to be correct, we think he errs in the details of his exposition. If the Lord will, we shall speak more fully on the subject hereafter.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 165.7



    This brother says, in the last “Day Star,” that some remarks in the “Standard,” showing a disposition to put down some or all of “our dear sisters,” from speaking in the congregations, led him to suppose his letters would not be well received. It will be seen by referring to No. 17 of the “Standard,” and the last page, that the obnoxious “remarks” are word from the teachings of the inspired apostles, Paul and John, without note or comment. Bro. D. says, “This sentiment cannot go with us.” Cannot the Word of God go with them? If they cannot bear his Word, how can they stand when he appears?JUBST August 7, 1845, page 166.1

    For the Jubilee Standard.



    Dear Bro. Snow:—As the Lord has recently caused light to shine upon my path relative to the cleansing of the Sanctuary, I wish to hold that light up for the benefit of others in these closing moments of our trial.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 166.2

    That the 2300 days terminated on the 10th day of the 7th month, last autumn, is proved to my mind beyond a doubt by the evidence then used. And that it might be known as the King’s coin, the broad seal of the Holy Ghost was placed upon it in mighty power. And should not this coin be current among the King’s children? Now I think I hear some one saying, is not the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot till the end of those days; and then are they not to be believed, and return to Zion with songs, and everlasting joy upon their heads? Well now my dear brother or sister, whoever you may be, you desire the truth, and so do I; and by the grace of God we will have it, for light is sown to the righteous: and to the upright there ariseth light in the darkness. The question is, “How long the vision, the daily and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?” Now observe the answer: “Unto two thousand and three hundred days: then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.” Does the angel say the host should cease to be trodden down when those days, terminated? No. Does he say that Christ will come then? No. What does he say? The sanctuary shall be cleansed. May the Lord help us to believe it. Now what right had we to expect anything more than what the angel told Daniel would then take place? Surely not any: and our inference that something else would occur, was the cause of our disappointment. Now the fact that the angel omitted to say anything about the host, in the answer there given; when compared with the subsequent part of the prophecy, makes it certain to my mind that the cleansing of the sanctuary was first to take place; and the delivery of the host an after consideration: compare v. 19 with chap. 12, and observe that the last thing given to Daniel was the 1335 days, with the assurance that he should stand in his lot, when they should end:—the resurrection,—the time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation,—the last end of the indignation.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 166.3

    That the host were Daniel’s people seems perfectly obvious: but what was the sanctuary? The prayer of the prophet, contained in chap. 9, particularly the 16th and 17th verses, clearly indicated that it was in Jerusalem. Well, what was it at Jerusalem that was particularly the sanctuary? Answer, “Then verily the first covenant had also ordinance of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary. For there was a tabernacle made,” etc.; Hebrews 9, compared with 2 Chronicles 20:17-19. This, be it observed, was to be trodden under foot till the times of the Gentiles were fulfilled. Also observe that it was a pattern of things in the heavens.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 166.4

    Now as the law had a shadow of good things to come, let us notice that “worldly sanctuary” a moment:—we find it divided into two apartments, denoted as the holy, and the most holy place. This sanctuary was cleansed by the blood of bulls and goats on the tenth of every seventh month. On the morning of that day the high priest, attired with the robes which were prepared for that purpose, (see Exodus 28. and Leviticus 16.) takes a young bullock for himself and his house, slays it, takes of its blood, and goes in before the mercy seat with his censer of incense, and sprinkles its blood seven times upon the mercy-seat, and seven times before the mercy-seat. Having thus made an atonement for himself and his house, he then goes out and takes a goat for a sin-offering for all Israel, slays it, and does with its blood as he did with the blood of the bullock. He also sprinkles the altar of incense with its blood, to make an atonement for it. Thus was the sanctuary cleansed every year in the type. This was a shadow of something done in the heavens.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 166.5

    Now let us observe what is said in Hebrews relative to this work: see chap 9:23, 24: “It was therefore necessary that the pattern of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy place made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.” Here we learn that the antitype of the most holy place on earth, is the presence of God: there, then, is the antitype of the mercy-seat, etc.; there Jesus was “set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,” as our intercessor. We also learn that it was necessary that those patterns should be purified in this manner; but the heavenly things,—the substance with better sacrifices, the blood of Jesus himself. But it may be said those heavenly places need no cleansing. The apostle says they do need cleansing: which shall we believe? But why do they need cleansing? Permit me to ask why the most holy place in the tabernacle needed cleansing? can you assign any reason why that which is most holy stands in need of being purified? This indeed would be a difficult matter to settle, had not God furnished us with the answer himself. To the law then, and when we can ascertain why it was that the most holy place in the tabernacle needed to be purified, we can than see why its antitype also needed to be cleansed by a better sacrifice: Leviticus 16:16, “And he shall make an atonement for the holy place, BECAUSE OF THE UNCLEANNESS OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL, and because of their transgressions in all their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation that remaineth among them in the midst of their uncleanness.” Now it will be seen that we not only have the fact declared that it needed to be purified, both in the type and the antitype: but we also have the reason assigned why that purifying was needed, viz., “Because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel.”JUBST August 7, 1845, page 166.6

    Well now let us notice a moment when it was done: and what do we learn, why, that it was the day of atonement,—the tenth of the seventh month that this cleansing took place in the type. Such was the law, which was a shadow of good things to come; and concerning which Jesus said: “Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law till all be fulfilled.” What is the result then to which we inevitably come? Answer, according to evidence which no man can destroy, the 2300 days terminated last autumn on the day of atonement: there and then, according to the law, as well as the testimony, Jesus our great High Priest finished the atonement and cleansed the sanctuary strictly, according to the type, with that latter sacrifice,—his own precious blood.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 166.7

    This being the case the work of those servants which God has placed over the household to give them meat in due season, is clearly expressed in this scripture: Isaiah 40:1, 2, “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God: speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her appointed time is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord’s hand double for all her sins:” and blessed is that servant who shall he found faithfully doing this work when his Lord cometh.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 166.8

    But some one will say did not Gabriel tell Daniel, “Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.” And is not that appointed time the 2300 days? In order to understand this point clearly, let us consider what the indignation is, and who it is upon. Well now it is clear to my mind, from the question in verse 13, as well as other parts of the prophecy, that it was the treading down of the host,—the mighty and the holy people. And if it consisted in their being trodden down, of course it was against them. The question then arises, when will the last end of that indignation come? The expression, the last end of the indignation clearly implies that there would be more than one end: and we have seen that the 2300 days carry us to the cleansing of the sanctuary, but not to the deliverance of host. It is evident that the indignation will not cease until the resurrection takes place. We go then to chap. 12, and there we find the last end of the indignation. First, we are presented with the standing up of the Michael, which evidently took place last autumn; at which time began the time of trouble, which is now in its first stages. At this time comes the deliverance—the resurrection.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 166.9

    Now, although Daniel has had a full explanation of the 2300 days terminating at the cleansing of the sanctuary; yet he exclaims. “I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? He evidently saw that those days did not reach to the resurrection,—she angel had not as yet caused him to understand what should be in the last end of the indignation. But he now proceeds to fulfill that promise, and to answer the prophet’s last importunate enquiry. Read the remaining part of this chapter, and you will there get the time of trail that was to follow the termination of the 2300 days, which we have been in since the seventh month: also for the wicked to do wickedly, and none of them to understand: also for us to wait for and be blessed at the termination of those days, which will receive the host forever from its down-trodden situation. Having received this last instruction on time, etc., Daniel now quietly goes his way to rest in the arms of Jesus, till the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, that will cause the earth to bring forth the sleeping saints in one day.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 167.1

    Mount Holly, Vt., July 23. G. W. Peavey.



    Dear Sister Jewett:—I received your papers—was glad to hear in some way from you, and by them to believe you are still Striving, a maid all the changes of these last days, to hold on your way and endure to the end, which I believe is just upon us, and my prayer is,JUBST August 7, 1845, page 167.2

    “Fly swifter round ye wheels of time,
    And bring the welcome day.”
    JUBST August 7, 1845, page 167.3

    It appears to me more and more clear that the despised Adventists have got the truth, and that Babylon is fallen to rise no more—that the atonement is finished, and we are in the watching watching time, when we are to be even as pilgrims and strangers on the earth, looking for a better country, and if we are mindful of the country whence we came out we have opportunity to return: which I find many are now doing, not being willing to suffer reproach for the sake of Christ, they become reprobates, and fall away and die, and it seems to me that, as the Psalmist said, my foot had well nigh slipped. After leaving Worcester, and thinking what took place on the Sabbath, and the conversation and exhortation of Bro. Brown, my faith was very much shaken respecting our present position, the enemy began to make it appear that we had gone entirely wrong since’ 43, and that we are indeed fools and fanatics, still I felt as if I could not give up but what the Lord had thus far lead out his people, and that he would still continue to lead; but for a-week or more it appeared to me that I should be overcome and sink at last. On looking often at my chart, which is my only guide together with the Spirit, I would Frequently turn to Heb. It. I, “Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip,” (margin—or run out as leaking vessels,)—which is not all at once, but sometimes hardly perceptible; and also Hebrews 10:35, “Cast not away therefore your confidence,” etc. These, together with numerous other blessed portions of Scripture, encouraged me to still hold fast, that no man take my crown; remembering that after enduring temptation, and being tried, we should receive the crown of life, which is laid up for all that love his appearing. In the midst of this trial, which to some may appeal small, but to me it was fiery, having no one to sympathize with. Bro. Gage came here to see us, and he began to inquire how I was getting along; I told him plainly how it was with me; and he says, think it not strange concerning these trials, etc, I asked him how he could maintain the position that the atonement was finished, etc, since the passover time had gone by; he said he did not fully embrace that position until after the time passed and he believed it to be present truth and light. From that I began to take courage, and hold on to the truth with a firmer grasp, by faith; and in the strength of God I have been striving still to fight my way through, and the more experience I have is the way, the more willing I find I am to follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth, that I may-be able at last to sing the song of the hundred and forty and four thousand of the redeemed; which it appears to me are to be delivered speedily, in answer to the strong and last cry of the 5th angel, “Thrust in thy sickle into the earth, and gather the cluster of the vine, for her grapes are fully ripe. O, in what an awful and yet glorious time is our lot cast, and are we ready—shall we hail each other on the blissful shores of immortality? Shall we there mingle in-concern with the saints and angels? And what will be far more blessed, there we shall see Jesus, and with him reign forever. But let this thought with its full force, applied by the Spirit fill the soul and oh how willing we are to suffer reproach for Christ. O, sister let us travel on to the end; the Lord help us not to get weary nor faint by the way, for in due time we shall reap if we faint not. I feel sometimes that I get sometimes that I get somewhat faint, and it would be cheering to my soul to see some of the poor pilgrims, or hear from them at least. I have not been acquainted with any here, except Bro. Gage, that appear to be in the work, but are cold, formal, and dull. My soul at times longs for the society of the just even here on this earth. I should be glad to hear from you soon and often; it might be a benefit to my soul and yours as we travel on, to hear from each other. I hope you will forgive my negligence. Remember me to all the saints at w., and at the throne of grace.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 167.4

    Yours, waiting for redemption, P. Priest.
    South Gardner, July 20.



    Dear Bro Snow:—I came into this Sodom last week, and went into a Hall where I was told the Millerites met to worship God. Of course I expected to find some Christians. Well, praise God, there were a few indeed who could breathe well in almost any place but that. Upon my speaking a few words of my faith in the past, and where I believe we now were—that the blessed Jesus was King, etc—I found a surprising amount of little horn. Yes, to my sorrow it was even so: fruits right on the spot made it clearly manifest that the old dragon was there, coiled up nicely all about the slips; and, the moment he was stabbed, roared well. Yes, glory to God, he overshot the mark that time, for a few saints had their eyes anointed, and they found it was high time to come out from the Laodiceans, for some were in danger of bowing down to the Beast. And now Korah’s band are much: troubled, and, I learn, have written to the pope to ascertain my character. As I have no certificate from the Albany Conference, they were puzzled to know what to do with me, till at length the word comes from H. and B. that I am a deceiver, and that of course puts the matter all at rest, only they are under the necessity of having a doorkeeper to keep out the fanatics.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 167.5

    I praise the Lord that there are a few here that are not bound by the awful influence of the evil servants. A little flock have come to a decided stand to fight in the battles of the Lord; for all that trust in the living God alone, cannot be afraid of the Assyrian; and none others can enter that glorious city but those who stand free in Christ our King, All who are willing to be led by the Spirit into all truth, and follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth, will very soon receive a crown of glory. My prayer is that we may all keep low at the feet of Jesus, watch carefully the teachings of the Holy Ghost, and cry mightily for King Jesus to come. R. T. Haskins.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 167.6

    Providence, July 26.



    Dear Bro. Snow:—I feel an inclination to say a few words through your humble sheet, to the brethren and sisters of the like precious faith as myself, by way of exhortation.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 167.7

    Though we have just passed a point of time on which my most sanguine hopes were strongly fixed, yet, praise the name of the Lord, my faith, in the immediate coming of our glorious King remains firm as the immutable Rock upon which I stand. I feel that there is no mistake in our position, that this is the year of Jubilee, and that we are in the fourth watch, and that between this and 10th day of the next 7th month the captives of the true Israel will go free. Why, bless the Lord, he has given us abundant evidence through signs in the heavens and upon the earth, to convince any one but a sceptic, that our main position is right. Then let us give heed to the sure word of prophecy, and especially to the admonition of brother Paul: let us not cast away our confidence which hath great recompense of reward, for we have need of patience, that after we have done the will of God, we may receive the promise, for yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. This seems to be the time in which we are to live by faith, holding on to our former faith, in which, if we falter, we draw back unto perdition. None but such as endure to the end have a right to claim the promise. O Lord give us all a sufficiency of thy grace to enable us to endure to the end.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 168.1

    Yours, in the waiting position, Eli Curtis.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 168.2

    Brooklyn, July 29.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 168.3



    Dear Bro. Snow:—A few of us in this vicinity highly prize the weekly visits of the Standard, and hope and trust it will be sustained by the faithful lovers of truth, who want to hear from the brethren in various parts of this old sin-cursed earth, groaning to be delivered. We are so highly gratified with the independent stand it takes against every species of fanaticism and presumption, that one week seems to us quite long enough to wait for its arrival. We have not received any since the one bearing date July 17, and we are anxious to learn the cause of its delay, that we may, if in our power, make an effort to remove the cause.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 168.4

    I say again, we are highly gratified at the stand it takes against presumption. Whatever the Lord, through the agency of his duly authorized apostles the Gentiles, has taught us to observe and do, we love,—but do not love, or feel disposed to listen to men’s inventions, however honest they may be in their opinions, or devoted and zealous they may have been. I was truly gratified to learn by the last Standard that an article would appear in your next in relation to feet-washing, which practice is recently countenanced by four or five individuals in this section, the effect of which appears to be deleterious. Let us have all the truth, and reject all error. I really think a clear exposition of the five chapters of John, commencing with the 13th, would set the matter at rest in the mind of every candid reasoner. That the Gentile believers of 1845 are not taught feet-washing as a gospel ordinance, is as clear as that they are not taught to heal the sick, open the eyes of the blind, or even raise the dead out of the grave after they have been dead four days.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 168.5

    I observed an article in the “Hope Within the Veil,” of July 18, purporting to be from the pen of Bro. Cook, who appeared to urge it as a gospel ordinance, rather than a duty, whenever the circumstances of the case rendered it an act of kindness, or a kind office on the principle of other duties. To my mind, if his principle of reasoning be correct, he might prove any thing from the Bible he pleased, that is if he did not confound himself. Look at the heading of his article:—“To be a Christian we must do the works of Christ.” If he means all the works of Christ, does he not virtually say he is not a Christian himself? Yea, more, does he not say that not one is to be found on the face of the earth? After reading the article, the question arose in my mind, is it possible that Bro. Cook is so stupid as not to see that his reasoning is as fallacious as it would be to advocate the salvation of all men? Or even that he should betray his Lord and then go and hang himself, because it was said to Judas, “That thou doest, do quickly.” If he has not misapplied or misplaced scripture, the following arrangement would not: “Come unto me all ye ends of the earth and be saved.” Again, “Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out.” Again, “No man can come to me except the Father, who hath sent me, draw him.” And now, to cap the climax, “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.” Again, “Judas went and hanged himself,”—“go thou and do likewise.” Would the advocates of feet washing like this mode of reasoning on all points? I think not.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 168.6

    Again, I ask, has Bro. C. or any one else, since the apostles, performed such physical cures (either with or without the aid of medicine) as did our Lord Jesus Christ by the word of his power? Let Bro. C. pause and think a little before he proceeds further in such wild presumption. Is he one of the number addressed by our Lord? Does the language apply to him, [original illegible] wash thee not thou hast no part with me”? And must we understand literal washing? If so he must take the whole to himself, and Jesus says, “If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you ought to wash,” etc. I wish to invite the attention of the advocates of feet-washing, on a communion season to look this text right in the face, and reason like candid men for a little season. Has the Lord washed your feet? Take notice, “If I wash thee not thou hast no part with me.” Take one part and you must accept the whole, and then does it not prove too much for your purpose? Brother or sister, just begin at the 13th chapter and proceed on, and let the Bible decide the meaning of the word “as,”—“as a little child.” Also John 8. “If ye were Abraham’s children ye would do the works of Abraham”—i.e., act as Abraham acted. Then notice the prayer “that the they may be one as we are one;” and take particular notice of chap. 16, ver 25: hear a thus saith the Lord:—“These things have I spoken unto you in PROVERBS”—i.e. parables or figures. Now do not charge the lie upon the Lord—but believe him with reverence.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 168.7

    In a word let me say, look at the whole subject, and let the blessed Bible be its own expositor, and explain its own figures—keeping in view the object of the Lord’s first visit to earth, viz., to prove, by fulfilling the prophecies, that the prophets were sent of God—that he was the true Messiah—and to establish his gospel and church on a basis too strong for the gates of hell to prevail against. He that will not do this is not to be reasoned with.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 168.8

    Yours, in the blessed hope, Z. Baker.
    New Bedford, July 30.



    Exposition of Ecclesiastes 9:12-16JUBST August 7, 1845, page 168.9

    “For man also knoweth not this time: [the wicked will not understand the time of the Lord’s coming:] as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them. [Jesus says “as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.] This WISDOM have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me: there was a little city, [the little remnant of Jerusalem,] and few men within it; [“few men of Israel;”] and there came a great king against, [an Assyrian ruler that “cometh into our land, and treadeth in our palaces,“] and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: [by a strong “confederacy” and strong “resolutions:“] now there was found in it a poor wise man, [a “faithful and wise servant,“] and he by his wisdom [the sealing truth of God, accompanied by the Holy Ghost] delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. Then said I, wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised and HIS WORDS ARE NOT HEARD.”JUBST August 7, 1845, page 168.10

    A writer in the “Christian Advocate and Journal” states that the decrease has been more than 36,000 the last year. Surely all the churches need a revival.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 168.11



    Ali Andrews, Bridgeport, 1,00; D. B. Gibbs, West Becker 1,00; D. Austin, Suncook, 2,00; E. Curtis, 1,00; J. Mortimer, 50 cts.; S.H. Milner, Indianapolis, 5,00; Z. Thayer, Randolph, 2,00; G.W. Peavey, Fort Ann, 1,00;H.Flagg,West [original illegible],2,00;E. Noyes, New Orleans, 1,00; Z. Baker, N. Bedford, 1,00; S. Terry, Warehouse Point, 1,00; Timeists of Newark, 2,00; B. Camp, Newark, 80cts.JUBST August 7, 1845, page 168.12

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