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The Coming of Jehovah-jesus.

The Coming of Jehovah-jesus.

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BY THOMAS BRADBURY



Sing and rejoice, daughter of Zion ; for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.

"And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be My people : and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thon shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent Me onto thee.'* — Zechariah ii. 10, 11.
BY THOMAS BRADBURY



Sing and rejoice, daughter of Zion ; for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.

"And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be My people : and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thon shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent Me onto thee.'* — Zechariah ii. 10, 11.

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THE COMIG OF JEHOVAH-JESUS.BY THOMAS BRADBURYSing and rejoice, daughter of Zion ; for, lo, I come, and I will dwell inthe midst of thee, saith the LORD."And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shallbe My people : and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thon shaltknow that the LORD of hosts hath sent Me onto thee.'* — Zechariah ii.10, 11.THE covenant kindness and care of Israel's God is the subjectof this chapter. The concern He has over the objects of His love, purpose, purchase, and power, is revealed at everystep. His care for them is set forth in the various metaphorsabounding throughout the whole of this blessed portion of inspiration ; but time would fail me to enumerate, or enter intoan exposition of them. evertheless, I will just throw out a fewhints which He may bless to some of your waiting souls. Thechapter commences with the description of the prophet's seeing"a man with a measuring line in his hand," whom he asks,'* Whither goest thou ? " when the answer is returned, " Tomeasure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, andwhat is the length thereof." In this we see JEHOVAH'SsoUcitude in all things connected with His Church and people.Their wants, necessities, pains, sorrows, bereavements, and dis-appointments all measured. This truth is revealed in Isaiahxxvii. 8 : "In measure, when it shooteth forth, Thou wilt debatewith it ; He stayeth His rough wind in the day of His Eastwind." Again in Jeremiah xxx. 11 : "I will correct thee inmeasure." This is beautifully expressed in the words of Swain :" Onr sorrows in the scale He weighs,And measures out our pains ;The wildest storm His word obeys.
 
His word its rage restrains."o. 108.— FbiCK OKI PkBIIT. Digitized by LjOOglC38 GROVE CHAPEL PULPIT.All the bleesings of the coyenant, with all the mercies treasuredin Christ Jesus, and all the experience of the Spirit's grace andindwelling are measured to us with infallible accuracy. Speak-ing of our great and glorious Head, John the Baptist says, " Godfiveth not the Spirit Dy measure unto Him " (John iii. M) ; butaul says concerning the members of the one body, " Fromwhom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted bythat which every joint supplieth, according to the eiffectual work-ing in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body untothe edifying of itself in love " (Eph. iv. 16). But the love of Godin Christ Jesus knows no measure." His love no end or measure knows.o change can turn its course ;Eternally the same it flowsFrom one immortal source."See 1 Whatever be the anxieties of our minds, the perplexitiesof our spirits, or the pains of our bodies, we have the assurancegiven in this precious mataphor, that our God measures them allout in love. He will not put upon His own more than He will• give them strength to bear. He knows the length of thatcankering care and of that worrying anxiety which is eating atthe root of your peace this morning. He knows also themeasure of sin whicn you must fill up to that time of love whenHe will appear and draw your soul into loving oneness withHimself.Look at this glorious declaration : "Jerusalem shall be in-habited as towns without walls for the multitude of men andcattle therein." In this we see the abimdance of ministration
 
and provision for God's elect. ** For I, saith the LORD, will beunto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in themidst of her." Would to God we could think more of this. HeHimself is the glory of His own grace, righteousness, salvation,and kingdom. " Deliver thyself, Zion, that dwellest with thedaughter of Babylon." If we look upon this as a mere preceptto be obeyed at will, we make a sad mistake, for there can be notrue obedience to any of JEHOVAH'S gracious commands butthrough the performance of the same by the mighty power of God the ever-blessed Spirit. God gives not this blessed portionof His Word that we may obey it at will ; but that He may bringit home to our hearts with sovereign and solemn power, and inHis own good time of favour cause us to shake off our wi-etchedBabylonish connections. otice the next glorious declaration :" After the glory bath He sent 3Ie unto the nations whichspoiled you : for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of Hiseye." Can you have a promise more precious than this ? Yetwithout the the application and performance of the same by theHoly Ghost, where are you ? I speak to those of you who knowsomething of those peculiar exercises of the children of Godwhich try them when they come across portions which appearDigitized by LjOOQ ICTHE COMIG OF JEHOVAH-.IRSUS. 39as eo many commands only to reveal inability to obey andhelpleesness to comply, and seem to be placed in the Book todistract the soul. It is blessed when we are brought to experi-ence Rom. viii. 2 : " For the law of the Spirit of life in ChristJesus hath made me free from the law of sm and death." It isthen we are taught the glorious tnith that " God's commandingsare God's enablings," and His promises will prove to be His per-formances in the set time to favour Zion. Look still further :'• For, behold, I will shake Mine hand upon them, and they shallbe a spoil to their servants : and ye shall know that the LORDof hosts hath sent Me." Who is the person here speaking! Itis the LORD of hosts. What are we to understand by this ?

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