Future Seen III

                                                               Daniel 9:24

                                                            March 20, 2022




Daniel ch. 9 v. 24 - Spurgeon Sermon –


Shutting, Sealing, and Covering, or; Messiah’s Glorious Work



But it is not enough to shut up the vanquished tyrant, unless he be shut up

forever; and therefore, lest there should be any possibility of his breaking

loose again, the next sentence is, “To seal up.”


Yet, as if this might not suffice, the next term in the Hebrew is to cover up;

for the word to make reconciliation or expiation is usually in the Hebrew to

cover over. “Blessed is the man whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin

is covered.” Christ has come to cover sin, to atone for it, and so to hide it.

His glorious merits and substitutionary sufferings and death put away sin

so completely that God Himself beholds it no more. He has blotted it out,

cast it into the sea, and removed it from us as far as the east is from the

west. The two former sentences speak of finishing transgression and

making an end of sin, and these expressions are full and complete, while

this third one explains the means by which the work is done, namely, by an

expiation which covers up every trace of sin. Thus in the three together we



into the dungeon and the door is shut upon it; after this the door is sealed and

then it is covered up, so that the place of sin’s sepulcher cannot be seen

anymore forever.


Mercy-seat.  Exodus 25:17 ; 37:6 ; Hebrews 9:5 ) This appears to have been

merely the lid of the ark of the covenant, not another surface affixed thereto.

(It was a solid plate of gold, 2 1/2 cubits (6 1/3 feet) long by 1 1/2 cubits (2 2/3 feet)

wide, representing a kind of throne of God, where He would hear prayer and from

which He spoke words of comfort.  It was that whereon the blood of the yearly

atonement was sprinkled by the high priest; and in this relation it is doubtful

whether the sense of the word in the Hebrew is based on the material fact of

its "covering" the ark, or derived from this notion of its reference to the

"covering" (i.e. atonement) of sin.     Smith’s Bible Dictionary


Sin was aforetime in God’s sight, but through Christ Jesus we read,

“Thou has forgiven the iniquity of thy people; thou has covered all their sin.

Selah.  Thou hast taken away all thy wrath:  thou has turned thyself from the

fierceness of thine anger.” Sin was always breaking loose till Jesus sealed it up,

and now it cannot come forth to lay any accusation against the justified.


The three words might be put into one word by saying Christ has made a

clean sweep of sin of every kind. Whatever may be its special development,

whether it be transgression, which means the breaking of bounds, or sin,

which is any want of conformity to the law, or iniquity-that is to say, inequity,

or the want of equity, a default in righteousness; in all forms in

which it can be described Christ has shut it up, sealed it up, and covered it

up by His atoning sacrifice once for all. The depths have covered it; if it be

searched for, it cannot be found; our blessed Scapegoat has carried it away

into the land of forgetfulness; it shall not be mentioned against us anymore

forever. Those three words contain infinitely more of meaning than I have

either space or ability to set forth.




Observe, dear friends, that the terms for sin are left in an absolute form. It

is said, “to finish transgression,” “to make an end of sins,” “to make

reconciliation for iniquity.” Whose transgression is this? Whose sins are

these? Whose iniquity is it? It is not said. There is no word employed to set

out the persons for whom atonement is made, as is done in verses like

these- “Christ loved the church and gave Himself for it”; “I lay down my

life for the sheep.” The mass of evil is left unlabeled, that any penitent

sinner may look to the Messiah and find in Him the remover of sin. What

transgression is finished? Transgression of every kind. But what sins are

made an end of? Sins of every sort-against law and against gospel, against

God and against men, sins past, sins present, sins to come. And what

iniquity is expiated? Every form of iniquity, whatever falls short by

omission, whatever goes beyond by commission. Christ in this passage is

spoken of in general terms as removing sins, transgressions, and iniquities

IN THE MASS.   In other places we read of the objects of His substitution but

here all is left indefinite to encourage all. He gives us no catalogue of

offenses; for where should He write it? The very heavens could not hold

the enumeration; but He just takes the whole, unformed, horrible, black,

disgusting mass, and this is what He does with it-He encloses it, fastens it

up, and buries it forever. In the words of our version He finishes it, makes

an end of it, and makes expiation for it. The Messiah came to wipe out and

utterly destroy sin, and this is, and will be, the effect of His work. Put all

the three sentences into one and this is the sum of them.



Go back to the clause above He encloses it, fastens it up, and buries it forever.


God has done this on a temporary basis in eons past with the evil angels by

putting them away in an abyss, or bottomless pit!



v. 3 - Somewhere deep in the center of the earth a prison cell has been reserved

for a special prisoner, a cell in the remotest recesses of the bottomless pit.  The Greek

word for this central cavity is ἀβύσσος -  abussos, meaning literally “without depth”

or “bottomless.”  Modern translations call it the “abyss,  but “bottomless” is a more

precise derivation.  Located at the very middle of the earth, one could

not fall any deeper down, and every boundary is a ceiling. It seems that such a

place will be Satan’s  confine during the millennium, as far removed from human

beings as is possible to be on this planet.   He who is the father of lies (John 8:44)

and the deceiver of the whole world (ch.12:9) will be  absolutely shut off from

exercising his wiles (Ephesians 6:11) for a thousand years.  Not only will he

be hurled to the center of the earth, but he will be shut up in his cell, with its

entrance invincibly  sealed so that he cannot even direct his own demonic hosts

while so restrained.  (Contrast this with II Thessalonians 2:3-12 with Revelation

20:1-3, 5-10; 9:1-3 - 5th trumpet - CY - 2022)


Encourage to read the following excerpt from The Revelation Record

on website at www.adultbibleclass.com.


These latter will presumably likewise be bound in appropriate compartments of Hades

or the abyss, as will the spirits of lost men and women, there to await the judgment of

the great day.  A central cavity no more than ten miles in diameter could easily confine

the spirits of all the fallen angels and of all lost humanity through the ages, even if each

spirit still required as much space as a human body.  It is doubtful whether such a cavity

could ever be detected by scientific measurements made by geophysicists on the earth’s

surface, but the Bible says it is there. Eventually, toward the close of the millennium,

Satan “must” be released for a brief period, apparently because the people born during

the millennium must be tested.  Incidentally, this is further proof that the binding of Satan

is more than a relative semi-restraint on his power by virtue of Christ’s victory over him

at Calvary.  It is true that on the cross the Lord Jesus despoiled principalities and powers

(Colossians 2:14-15) but if this is all that is meant by the millennial binding of the Devil,

then what is the meaning of his subsequent unleashing?  Is the victory at Calvary to

become defeat again?  Such an idea is preposterous.  In the meantime, with Satan

bound for a thousand years, the world will be freed from its most virulent source of evil. 

The awful physical trauma through which the earth had just passed during the seven years

of its tribulation will not only have purged it of its human and demonic corruption but also,

in considerable measure, of its natural deformities.  Thus it will be prepared to serve

appropriately as the physical setting of the great millennial messianic kingdom.  The

violent earthquakes and upheavals will have leveled all the polluted cities of a sinful

world, the better to facilitate the erection of new, clean, peaceful communities at the

beginning of the millennium.  These great land movements will also have eliminated the

great mountain ranges and islands of the world, filling up the ocean depths and restoring

gentle, globally habitable topography and geography all over the world, as it had been

in the antediluvian age, before the cataclysmic upheavals of the great Deluge.  As Isaiah

the prophet had foretold, “Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill

shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain”

(Isaiah 40:4). This reversal of the topographic upheavals of the Flood, however, will not

send waters over the continents again, since much of the waters of the oceans will already

have been re-elevated above the atmosphere, restoring in some measure the antediluvian

waters above the firmament.”  (Genesis 1:7)  The worldwide drought of the first half

of the tribulation, the cataclysmic splashdowns of bodies from the heavens during the

trumpet judgments and the intensified solar radiations of the bowl judgments will all have

contributed to the translation of vast quantities of water vapor far into the skies.  Quite

probably, the immense tectonic movements, eruptions, and landslides may also have

trapped vast quantities of water beneath fresh sedimentary and volcanic deposits,

reinstating in partial degree the primeval pressurized reservoirs of “the great deep” 

(Genesis 7:11), facilitating the birth of copious artesian springs, including one which

will feed the vast river emerging from the millennial temple in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 47:1-12;

Zechariah 14:8). (I recommend Ezekiel 47 – Spurgeon Sermon – Waters to Swim In – this

website – CY – 2015)  Thus the seas of the millennial world will be relatively narrow and

shallow once again, as in primeval days.  Furthermore, the restoration of the vapor canopy

should, in large measure, restore the globally pleasant warm climate of the antediluvian

period to the earth again.  (A short cut to what modern Progressives are so upset about

in their theoretical “climate change?”  - CY – 2015)  No longer will great atmospheric

movements generate violent rainstorms, blizzards, hurricanes, and tornadoes, because the

uniform temperatures of the global greenhouse will inhibit air mass movements of more

than local extent.  In the original world, the only rains were gentle mists, from localized

daily evaporation and precipitation (Genesis 2:5), keeping the world everywhere at

comfortable temperatures and humidities, and supporting an abundance of plant and

animal life in all regions of the globe.  There were no deserts or ice caps or uninhabitable

mountain heights.  It was all “very good” (Genesis 1:31).  The cataclysm of the great

Flood destroyed that beautiful world, but the global upheavals of the great tribulation

WILL RESTORE IT, at least in measure.  For example, note Joel’s prophecy: “Fear not,

O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things.  Be not afraid, ye beasts

of the field: for the pastures of the  wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit,

 the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.  Be glad then, ye children

of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for He hath given you the former rain

moderately,and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and

the latter rain in the first month” (Joel 2:21-23); see also Hosea 6:3, and Zechariah 10:1).

The redistribution of earth’s topography and restoration of its vapor canopy will soon result in

an elimination of many, if not all, of its wastelands and deserts: “The wilderness and the

solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the

 rose. . . . for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.  And

the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water” (Isaiah 35:1-7;

note also Isaiah 30:23; 32:15; 51:3; Ezekiel 34:26; 36:33-35; etc.).  Somehow there will also

come a great healing of the lands and waters of the earth.  Before the great Flood,

the soils were rich in all needed nutrients, and the drinking waters all came pure and

fresh from artesian springs fed from deep underground reservoirs.  The destruction of these

deep fountains and the devastating land erosion of the great Flood largely destroyed God’s

primeval terrestrial ecology, leaving the lands depleted and waters polluted.  Originally all

animals, as well as man, were to derive nourishment only from plant foods (Genesis 1:29-30),

but under the far more rigorous conditions of the postdiluvian environment, God authorized

man to eat animal flesh as well (Genesis 9:2-4).  Evidently for the same reason many animals

also had to become carnivorous.  These conditions were further  aggravated during the long

centuries after the Flood, with the lands becoming further impoverished and the waters further

contaminated, requiring increasingly great expenditures on fertilization and purification. 

The traumatic upheavals of the tribulation period had brought these conditions to a

climax, with devastating famine conditions and with terrestrial waters so depleted

and poisoned that all the animals of the sea had  perished. Had such conditions been

allowed to persist much longer, all life on earth would soon have become impossible.  In

some marvelous way, however, God will use the physical convulsions of that awful  period

of purging to cleanse the lands and waters of the earth as well as its moral and spiritual

climate.  Possibly the tectonic and volcanic upheavals, and perhaps even the atmospheric

bombardments, will implant new supplies of needed nutrients and trace elements in the

soils.  Even the multitudes of dead animals and plants in the lands and oceans, as well

as the skeletons of the millions of dead men and horses at Armageddon and elsewhere,

may well become fertilizing agents for the lands as their remains are scattered far and wide. 

The unprecedented global earthquakes and eruptions will trigger vast and violent landslides

and showers of dirt and rocks, entrapping tremendous volumes of ocean waters beneath

great overburdens of solid materials which will rapidly become pressurized, lithified, and

partially sealed. This will likely produce at last two important effects.  In the first place,

the sea bottoms will be raised to higher elevations than at present, compensating for the

great losses of water caused by the restoration of the atmospheric canopy and by the

entrapment of vast volumes beneath the huge landslides and rock showers.  The entire

crust itself will, to some unknown extent, have shifted and slipped over the earth’s

mantle, rearranging the various continental plates to a more nearly uniform distribution

of land and sea surface areas, but with relatively greater land areas than at present.

Second, this extensive rearrangement of topography and formation of large pressurized

subterranean water pockets will facilitate the development of a new terrestrial system of

springs and spring-fed rivers, the waters of which will be purified by the processes of heating

and percolation. “I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys:

I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water” (Isaiah 41:18).

Whether or not the ocean population of fishes and other marine organisms will somehow be

replenished is uncertain.  The second bowl judgment (ch. 16:3) had caused the death of

every living soul . . . in the sea,” so that at least those fishes requiring a marine environment

had apparently been eliminated from the so-called food chain.  The third bowl judgment had

similarly affected the fresh waters, except that no reference was made to death of fresh-water

organisms (ibid. v. 4) so that probably many of these had survived, and they would be more

important for the future millennial economy.  In the description of the great millennial river in

Jerusalem, for example, the following intriguing statement appears: “And it shall come to pass,

that every thing that liveth, which moveth, withersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and

there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they

shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh” (Ezekiel 47:9).  This

river will emerge from the new temple (ibid. v.1) and may well contain health-giving minerals

acquired from source beds deep under the city.  Perhaps also it may be artificially purified

and fortified as it issues from its spring in the temple, using the knowledge and ingredients

obtained from the accumulated research of the greatest minds of the ages, now redeemed

and perhaps instructed by Christ Himself.  The scenario inferred in the foregoing is bound

to be incomplete and may well be incorrect in many respects.  Further study and research

on these fascinating possibilities are in order, but the most important point is to realize

that GOD IS  somehow going to revitalize this tired old planet and make it ready for the

glorious kingdom of Christ on earth.  And, in order to do all this, the god of this present age,

the old dragon, Satan, must be completely restrained from continuing his nefarious and baleful

influence over the earth.  He must be bound, and then the dominion usurped by him can be

unbound“No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he

will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house” (Mark 3:27).  “Because the

 creature [better translated as “creation”] itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of

corruption into the glorious liberty of the  children of God” (Romans 8:21).  

(The Revelation Record – Henry Morris)



BY HENRY M. MORRIS, PH.D.  |     Institute for Creation Research



“The angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation,

He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment

of the great day” (Jude 6).


This controversial verse provides an important insight into earth history. It is parallel

to II Peter 2:4. “God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell,

and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.”

These chained angels cannot be the same angels as the principalities and powers

of darkness which are still in “high places” (Ephesians 6:12) under the direction

of Satan.


Thus it becomes evident that these wicked angels must be the same as those

sons of God” (Genesis 6:14) who left their own habitation in heaven, disobedient

to God in “going after strange flesh” (Jude 7) in the days of Noah, possessing the

bodies of ungodly men and women and hoping thereby to “corrupt” all flesh on

earth (Genesis 6:12). The terms “sons of God” in the Old Testament always

refers only to angels, but these angels kept not their first estate (“principality”),

 and through the medium of demon possession (not angel/human cohabitation),

attempted to defeat God’s purpose for mankind.


End Institute of Creation Research



Revelation 20:1-3, 5-10; 9:1-3 - 5th trumpet



If Tartarus is the same as the Abyss, then the inhabitants of the bottomless pit are

the same angels who sinned and left their first habitation. God uses the bottomless

pit as a holding place for the most evil of angels, including Satan himself and those

who tried and failed before the Flood to thwart God’s plan to bring the Seed of the

woman into the world (Genesis 3:15). The inhabitants of the Abyss are released

for a very short time during the last three and a half years of the tribulation to

fulfill God’s purpose, namely, to torment the wicked (Revelation 9:5). These

prisoners of the bottomless pit hate humanity and seek to destroy them, but

God controls their terror and limits their power.


The true rendering of Daniel 12:1-3, in connection with the context, is “And (at that time)

Many (of thy people) shall awake (or be separated) out from among the sleepers in the

earth-dust. These (who awake) shall be unto life everlasting, but those (who do not

awake at that time) shall be unto shame and contempt everlasting.” So, the most

renowned Hebrew Doctors render it, and the best Christian exegetes.



As some understand it, our Lord came that in His death

transgression might reach its highest development, and sign its own

condemnation. Sin reached its finish, its ultimatum, its climax, in the

murder of the Son of God. It could not proceed further: the course of

malice could no further go. They had stoned the prophets and killed

everyone that was sent unto them; but now He came, and God said, “They

will reverence my Son,” but they did not; on the other hand, they cried,

“This is the heir; let us kill Him, and the inheritance shall be ours.” Sin

finished itself when it brought forth the death of the Son of God. It could

produce no riper fruit, for no supposable crime can exceed the putting to

death of Jesus our Lord. Now hath sin finished itself, and now hath Jesus

come to finish it. “Thus far,” saith He, “thou shalt go, but no further: here

in my wounds and death shall thy proud waves be stayed.” Sin virtually

committed suicide when it slew the Savior, for His death became its death.

The kingdom of sin was overthrown in that day when it smote the Prince

of Peace: then was a period put to the dominion of evil; and, to come back

to the Hebrew, the Lord restrained transgression, and Satan was bound

with a great chain.


Now take the second sentence, which in our version is, “To make an end

of sin.” Messiah has come to proclaim so free, so rich, so gracious a

pardon to the sons of men that when they receive it sin virtually ceases to

be: it is made an end of. The man that is in Christ, and hath Christ for his

covenant Head, is this day so delivered from all sin whatsoever, that he

may boldly ask the question, “Who shall lay anything to the charge of

God’s elect?” If Christ has made an end of sin there is an end of it: the

matter is ended, and no more is to be said. Down among the dead men let

sin lie, forever buried by the right hand of the conquering Savior.


But now, the last expression is in English, He hath come “to make

reconciliation for iniquity”; that is, to end the strife between God and man

by a glorious reconciliation, a making again of peace between these twain;

so that God loveth man, and, as a consequence, man loveth God. In the

blessed atonement of Christ, God and man meet at a chosen meeting-place.

Christ is Jehovah’s darling and our delight. A slain Savior is well pleasing

to God, and oh, how pleasing He is to a sinner who is deeply under a sense

of sin! Here, here is that mercy-seat sprinkled with blood where man may

speak to God without fear, and where God doth speak to man without

wrath. Here righteousness and peace have met together; mercy and truth

have kissed each other.


Now, take the Hebrew for it, and read the sentence thus, to cover iniquity.

Oh, what bliss this is: to think, dear friends, that sin is now once for all

covered! Not as though it lay rankling there beneath some coverlet through

which fire might burn, or lightning strike; but Christ’s covering is such that,

if you could heap hell over sin, it were not so hidden; and if you could pile

worlds upon it, were not so concealed; and if all heaven bowed to overlay

it, it were not so out of sight as when Jesus buried it deeper than the lowest

depths, where no memory can remember it, or mind perceive it.



This is what is to be done with the whole kingdom of evil, as well with the

power of it as with the guilt of it.  As when the darkness flies before

the sun, not a trace of its blackness is left, so is sin to be destroyed utterly

from the redeemed of the Lord. It is not merely the guilt of sin that is shut

up and sealed and covered, but sin itself, its power, its dominion, its habit,

its defilement, the dread that comes of it, and the fear and the burning of

heart which it engenders. All the foul birds of sin’s filthy cage must fly

away, never to return.



I invite you now for a few minutes to consider the second work, namely, the setting

up of righteousness. This is set before us in three expressions: first, in the words

to bring in everlasting righteousness.” And what is that? Why, His own

righteousness which is from everlasting to everlasting, and will never be

taken way from those who have it, and will never cease to be their beauty

and their glorious Jesus. The work of Christ in His life and death is by God

imputed to His people: indeed, it is theirs because they are one with Christ.

He is the Lord their righteousness, and they are the righteousness of God

in Him. Saints are so righteous in Jesus Christ that they are more righteous

than Adam was before he fell, for he had but a creature righteousness, and

they have the righteousness of the Creator: he had a righteousness which

he lost, but believers have a righteousness which they can never lose, an

everlasting righteousness. Nor is that all the meaning of our text: those to

whom God imputes righteousness, to them also He imparts righteousness.

He makes them pure in heart, He changes their desires, He makes them

love that which is right and just and good, and so He gives them grace to

lead godly, sober, honest, and holy lives. This righteousness shall not be

crushed out of them, for the work of the Spirit shall continue until they

shall become perfect, and be meet to dwell with God in light. (Psalm 138:*) Happy

are those spirits to whom Christ gives an everlasting righteousness, for theirs is

the kingdom and in it they shall shine forth as the sun. They are right and

they shall be right; they are true and they shall never degenerate into

falsehood; they are God’s own children and they shall go on to develop the

image of Christ, their elder brother, till they shall be without spot or

wrinkle or any such thing. THIS CHRIST CAME TO DO!  He imputes and imparts

righteousness, and thus brings in everlasting righteousness as the foundation of His



Next, in order to the setting up of a kingdom of righteousness He is come

that He may “seal up vision and prophecy.” That is, by fulfilling all the

visions and the prophecies of the Old Testament in Himself, He ends both

prophecy and vision. He seals up visions and prophecies so that they shall

no more be seen or spoken; they are closed, and no man can add to them;

and therefore-and that is the point to note-THE GOSPEL IS FOR EVER


kingdom that shall never be moved. His truth can never be changed by any novel

revelation.  This, then, is an essential part of the setting up of that

which is good-namely, TO SETTLE TRUTH ON A FIXED BASIS

 whereon we may stand steadfast, immovable. The candles are snuffed out because

the day itself looks out from the windows of heaven. Rejoice in this, beloved. God

makes you righteous in Christ and with Christ, and in order that you shall

never be perplexed with change, He sets aside all other teachers, THAT



This is Christ’s work, for which He came, and for which

He ascended on high, to set up the truth, to set up righteousness, and to

make it everlasting by the dwelling of the Holy Ghost in the church of God

in the midst of the sons of men.


Heaven rings with the praises of the Messiah who came to destroy the work

of sin, and to set up the kingdom of righteousness in the midst of the world.



Furthermore, are the prophecies and visions sealed up as to you? Are they

fulfilled in you? When God declares that He will wash us and make us

whiter than snow, is it so with you? When He declares that He will cleanse

our blood, which has not yet been cleansed, is it so with you? When He

says, “A new heart also will I give them, and a right spirit will I put within

them: and I will write my law upon their hearts”; is it so with you?

Nor is this all: are you anointed to be most holy to the Lord?


Are you set  apart that you may serve Him? Has the Holy Spirit come upon you,

giving you a desire to do good? Have you a wish to rescue the perishing, a

longing to bring the wandering sheep back to the great Shepherd’s fold? Is

the Spirit of God so upon you today that you can truly say, “I am not my

own; I am bought with a price?” Jesus, the Messiah, came to do all these

things, and if He has not done them to you, then He has not come to you;

you are still a stranger, still far off from Him. Oh, may the Lord make you

desperately unhappy till you come to Jesus: may you never know what

quiet means till you find it at the pierced feet! From this hour may you

breathe sighs, and may every pulse be a new agony of spirit, till at last you

can say, “Yes, the Messiah was cut off, and cut off for me, and all that He

came to do He did for me, and I am a sharer and a partaker in it all.”



Concerning security. How can that man be lost whose

transgression is finished, and whose sin has ceased to be? What is there for

him to dread on earth, in heaven, or in hell? If Christ has put away my sin, I

cannot die; if Christ has washed away my guilt, I cannot be condemned; I

am safe, and may triumphantly sing


And now, inasmuch as you are secure, you are also reconciled to God, and

made to delight in Him. God is your friend and you are one of the friends

of God. Rejoice in that hallowed friendship, and live in the assurance of it.


And now, inasmuch as you are secure, you are also reconciled to God, and

made to delight in Him. God is your friend and you are one of the friends

of God. Rejoice in that hallowed friendship, and live in the assurance of it.


Now you have the anointing, do not doubt it. Christ has made it yours by

His death. The Spirit of the Lord resteth upon you; you are fit for service;

set about it without further question. The anointing is upon you; you are

most holy to the Lord; so let your life be wholly consecrated. God dwelleth

in you, and you in God. Oh, blessed consequences, you shall soon dwell

with Him forever!


But now suppose when I put the question you had to shake your head and

say, “No, it is not so with me.” Then hear these few sentences. If the

Messiah has not done this for you, then your sin will be finished in another

way-sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. An awful death awaits

you-death unto God, and purity and joy.


If Christ has never made an end of your sin, then mark this, your sin will soon

make an end of you, and all your hopes, your pleasure, your boasting, your peace

will perish. Oh, terrible end of all that is hopeful within you. You shall be a

desolation forever and forever.


Has not Christ reconciled you? Then mark this, your enmity will increase.

There is no peace between God and you now, but soon will the war begin

in which He must conquer, and you, never yielding, will continue forever

more to hate God, and to find in that hate your utmost torment, your

fiercest hell. Have you never had the righteousness of Christ brought in?

Then mark this, your unrighteousness will last forever. One of these days

God will say, “He that is unholy, let him be unholy still: he that is filthy, let

him be filthy still.” That will be the most awful thing that can ever happen

to you.


Where death finds you, there judgment shall find you, and there eternity shall

leave you. Oh, wretched soul, to have nothing to do with the everlasting

righteousness of Christ!


Lastly, will you never be anointed to be most holy? Then remember,

holiness and you will stand at a distance forever, and to be far off from

holiness must necessarily be to be far off from heaven and happiness.


Sin is misery; in it lies both the root and the fruit of ETERNAL WOE!

Purity is paradise: to be right with God is to be right with yourself and all created

things; but if ye will not be holy, then must ye by force of your own choice

be forever tossed about upon the restless sea of wretchedness. God save

you, brothers and sisters; God save you for Christ’s sake. Amen






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