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SECTION THE FIRST.
A partial restoration of the Jews to their own land, previous to their
general restoration, and to the coming of the Messiah in his glory.
Ezekiel xxxviii. 8, &c. Zechariah ii. 4. Isaiah xxvii. Psalm cvii.
SECTION THE SECOND.
The character and condition of that part of Israel which is first restored,
as discoverable from the Scriptures. Psalm 1. 7, &c. lxvi. 1, &c.
Zephaniah iii. 11, &c.
SECTION THE THIRD.
THE LAST MORTAL FOE AND INVADER OF RESTORED ISRAEL.
That foe the Roman empire-All the predictions and symbols of the last
Enemy fulfilled in the character and history of this empire-Opposed
by certain kings of the North and of the South,
SECTION THE FOURTH.
SIGNS OF THE APPROACHING DAY OF THE LORD.
These wars and commotions among the nations-The abounding of re-
ligious impostors-A more extensive preaching of the Gospel among
the Heathen nations-The depression and spoliation of the Papal
see-The sixth vial considered-Kings of the East-The three unclcan
spirits, like frogs-The invasion of Palestine-A siege of Jerusalem
pointed out as the grand crisis of the Divine interposition,
When the Redeemer cometh forth at Zion, "all his saints are with him"
-Before this grand crisis, therefore, other Scriptures must have had
their fulfilment-The blessed dead have been raised and the living
believers have been changed-The order of events as symbolized in
the fourteenth chapter of the Revelation-The glorifying of the
saints connected with the seventh vial-The symbols of that vial
SECTION THE SIXTH.
THE SECOND EXODUS OF ISRAEL.
Before the Redeemer comes forth at Zion, and treads the wine press at
Armageddon, we have intimation, also, that he will have conducted
certain portions of his people through the deserts on the east of
Palestine These, at first the subjects of sore judgments, as
well as the remnant in the city—“The relics from the sword
at length find favour"-Ephraim found in a state of idolatry—
Converted and united with "the tents of Judah," they enter the
Holy Land in a warlike attitude-The first manifestation of the
Saviour made to these-At length to the remnant in Jerusalem-
"They look on him whom they pierced," and are delivered from their
SECTION THE SEVENTH.
THE GREAT DAY OF THE BATTLE OF ALMIGHTY GOD.
The kings and their armies gathered at Armageddon―The judgment of
the vintage-Destruction of the nations, and all their armies-The
general conflagration and production of new heavens and a new
earth-A time of trouble, such as never was, or will be again, in the
creation of God—The meaning of the prophetical language that de-
scribes great changes in the heavenly bodies, and on the surface of
the earth not always allegorical or typical-The alarm of sinners
amidst these dreadful conflicts, and the confidence of the people of
God in their Great Deliverer, 106
SECTION THE EIGHTH.
THE FULL AND FINAL RESTORATION OF ISRAEL, AND
Jehovah having been made known by the judgment he has executed, the
remnants that are spared of the rest of mankind gladly assist in
completing the restoration of all the dispersed of Israel, and bring
them back from all parts of the earth-The great felicity of finally
restored Israel on the land of promise-That land, though great
changes have been produced in its climate and on its surface, has,
relatively, the same geographical boundaries-The elevation of the
mountain of the Lord's house-The new and abundant supply of water,
and unbounded fruitfulness of the soil in the new creation, ... 146
SECTION THE NINTH.
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ISRAEL IN THE FLESH UPON THE NEW
EARTH TO BE FOR EVERLASTING.
Plainly a people in "flesh and blood" sustained by the fruits of the earth
-Yet their felicity is never more to be disturbed-This positively
asserted and may be evinced from the nature of God's covenant with
them, which on their part is unconditional, and is an eternal Covenant
-Reflections on the term Covenant-The Old and the New, .. 161
SECTION THE TENTH.
THE FIRST COVENANT FROM SINAI, TYPICAL IN ITS ORDINANCES OF THE NEW COVENANT FROM MOUNT ZION.
Israel was to be a ""
peculiar treasure,' a kingdom of priests," a holy
nation-Such in eternal reality they are one day to become-The
mode of the Divine appearance, and all the institutions of the
theocracy at the first Exodus, symbolical of the future reign of Christ
-To explain the visible appearances of the Deity, we must have
recourse to the doctrines of the Trinity and Incarnation-The God-
head, as manifested in the Second Person incarnate, is Jehovah-The
ordaining of his kingdom, as the Christ of God from everlasting —
Creation and Providence in subserviency to this-He, the appearing
person at the creation to the patriarchs and prophets, and at the top
SECTION THE ELEVENTH.
THE PATTERNS SHEWN TO MOSES IN THE MOUNT.
In the construction of the tabernacle we have a prophetic symbol of
Messiah's throne-To be one day erected upon Mount Zion-This
throne, the object of the mystic Babylonian's ambition-The anti-
christ of the Christian Church aspires to the same-This seen in the
Papacy-"The holy of holies," as distinguished from "the holy
place," a type of the heavenly places which, under the New Testament,
are entered by Christ, and made his abode with his risen saints-The
holy place, a type of the consecrated places of restored Israel worship
on the holy mountain of Zion,.....
SECTION THE TWELFTH.
ISRAEL AT THE HEAD OF THE NATIONS ON THE NEW EARTH.
The religious worship of the restored Israelites very different from the
solemnities of the Christian Church-Circumcision-Animal sacrifices
-Sabbath and appointed feasts-The redeemed world blessed through
Zion-Pilgrimages to the holy city-Egypt and Assyria taken into
an intimate union with Canaan in Messiah's kingdom-Tyre-Many
nations joined to the Lord in that day... . . .
SECTION THE THIRTEENTH.
THE REIGN OF MESSIAH FROM JERUSALEM UNTO THE ENDS
OF THE EARTH.
His kingdom extends over all the earth, from Zion his first dominion-
Besides Canaan, Assyria, Egypt, and Arabia, with other great nations
which are intimately united with Israel, under the dominion of her
king-Another kind of relation to Zion, with respect to some nations
of the earth, is shewn under the type of restored Sodom and Samaria
-The everlasting covenant, perhaps, not made with them, though
submitted to the kingdom of Messiah-This will exhibit parts of
mankind under a peculiar dispensation-Compared to that of Adam
in Paradise-Satan confined, that he should not deceive these nations
--Hence, at the termination of his confinement, the second Gog and
Magog-Their situation in the four corners of the earth-Jerusalem
the object of their attack-The circumstances of their attack and
destruction very different from those of the first Gog and Magog, 249