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that are therein shall be burned up." And what will even these be to the terror and horror which will be excited in the souls of those to whom this dreadful sentence shall be spoken, Depart ye cursed into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels." We warn you, brethren, and would persuade you by these terrors of the Lord. Earnestly do we exhort you to flee from the wrath to come. We present you also with

this remarkable character of the Old Testament history, that it teach may you to hear and fear, to submit, to repent, to believe, and to obey. Behold this renowned king, renowned for his power, more renowned for his impiety and his perverse and persevering opposition to God. He stands in the Scripture as a lighted beacon to warn all future ages from the rocks on which he perished. I know not whether those among you, who are in any way whatever living contrary to God, will take the warning. God grant that you may; for to continue and persist in your sin, whatever it be, will be your inevitable ruin. Oh! that being struck with a salutary

fear, you may now flee from the wrath to come, and seek mercy through the blood and sacrifice, the grace and righteousness, of our blessed Saviour. Oh!" Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon."

And let the believing servants of that Saviour trust in his power and care; yea let them trust and not be afraid. If the Lord's judgments upon Pharaoh were thus strikingly manifest, equally manifest were his mercies to the Israelites. A discrimination will ever be made between the opponents and the servants of God, between the righteous and the wicked. And that very same dreadful day which shall pour desolation and dismay through the hearts of all who have died in their sins, shall rise in glory and with joy and triumph to all such as shall die in the Lord. In that crash of elements and that wreck of worlds, they shall not be confounded; nay verily, they shall lift up their

heads with joy, assured that then their complete redemption is come; they shall spring forth to meet their Lord in the air; they shall be for ever delivered from the house of their earthly bondage, and eternally established in the heavenly Canaan, the everlasting kingdom of their God and Father.



EXODUS X. 28, 29.

And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in the day thou seest my face thou shalt die. And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy face again

no more.

I PROCEED, brethren, with the plagues that are recorded in this tenth chapter of Exodus, and which afford us additional proofs of the mighty power of God, of his great forbearance, and of the impenitence and impiety of a heart hardened by its own sin, and the judicial punishment of God. For although the Lord had thus hardened the heart of Pharaoh, yet he did not immediately inflict his final vengeance; he suffered him to live

and to rebel yet longer, that more wonders might be exhibited, more manifestations made of himself, and a deeper impression stamped on all succeeding ages. This purpose is stated in the first two verses of the chapter; “The Lord said unto Moses, go in unto Pharaoh for I have hardened his heart and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him: and that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the Lord." Behold how these ancient histories are to be applied by ourselves. These wonders were wrought and are recorded even for our admonition, that we too may know that God is the Lord. For the same purpose were the Scriptures of the New Testament written, even that we might believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and that believing we may have life through his name. How deeply therefore do they all require our attention! The Lord give unto us a hearing ear and a believing heart.

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