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to send back those “ glad tidings” to the East, which the East once sent to you, namely, that the Light is come, that “the Desire of all na« tions. is come.” Let every one who prays with his lips, “ Thy kingdom come,” prove to himself, his own sincerity, that he really desires in his heart that the kingdom of Christ should come. Blessed is the man who accounts it not only a duty, but a privilege, to dispense“ the “ word of life.” It is, indeed, a privilege, and so you will account it hereafter, when you shall behold all nations assembled before the judgment-scat of Christ. If you be then numbered with his people, you will reflect with joy that you were enabled, at this time, “ to confess “ His name before men,” and to afford some aid for the “ increase of his government,” and of his glory upon earth. And let every one who lends his aid accompany it with a prayer, that the act may be blessed to himself, in awakening his own mind more fully to the unutterable importance of the everlasting Gospel.

THREE SERMONS

ON THE

JUBILEE,

PREACHED AT

WELBECK CHAPEL, LONDON.

VIZ.

1. THE MOSAIC JUBILEE,

2. THE BRITISH JUBILEE,

3. THE HEAVENLY JUBILEE.

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SERMON I.

THE MOSIAC JUBILEE,

PREACHED ON THE

SUNDAY BEFORE THE THANKSGIVING DAY.

Lev. xxv. 9. " Then shalt thou cause the trum.

pet of the Jubilee to sound ;-in the day of

ATONEMENT shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land; and ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty

throughout all the land, unto all the inhabitants thereof. It shall be a Jubilee unto

you.

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The word Jubilee, in the Hebrew language, signifies “ the sounding of a trumpet.” But it is restricted to a joyful sound. It is not used to denote the alarm of war, but to distinguish some occasion of joy and festivity; as when « Zadok, the priest, and Nathan, the prophet,

“ anointed Solomon king over Israel ; and “ they said, blow ye with the trumpet, and say, “ God save king Solomon."

But the Jubilee of Israel had respect to a higher occasion than that of the accession or coronation of a king. The year of Jubilee was ordained to be a memorial of the redemption of Israel from the bondage of Egypt; and to be a type of the spiritual redemption of the human race by Jesus Christ. And the trumpet of the Jubilee was a significant emblem of the last GREAT TRUMPET, (" for the trumpet “ shall sound” *) at the general release of the servants of the true God at the last day. +

At the present time, when the minds of men are awake to the circumstances of the grand national festival which is approaching, I design to preach three Discourses on the subject of the Jubilee ;-first, on this day, on the Mosaic Jubilee, with its spiritual application to redemption by Christ ;--secondly, on the thanksgiving day, on the British Jubilee ;-and,

1 Cor. xv. 52. # This analogy is noticed by one of the Jewish Rabbins. “It is appointed to blow the trumpet at the Jubilee. Now,

as at the blowing of the trumpet at the Jubilee, all ser

vants went free ; so, at the last redemption, at the blowci

ing of the trumpet, all Israel shall be gathered from the “ four sides of the world."-Zohar in Lev.' p. 53.

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