This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 Excerpt: ... thus acquired a lordship over all the sons of men likewise. Satan having, therefore, gained a jwasi-possession of this world through the treachery of Adam; and having thereby obtained "the power of death," over all mankind; it became essential, if he were not to retain the world as a revolted province from God, (which could not for the Lord's own glory by possibility have been permitted,) "as the children" of God, who were "hidden" in the world were "partakers of flesh and blood," that Christ " also Himself" should " likewise take part of the same; that through death," Satan's own favourite weapon, "He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage; "5 and thus recover the world itself also back again to God. That the " treasure " " hidden" in "the field" of "the world," here refers to the Lord's own people, is proved, not only because the facts bear out this teaching of the Parable, but also because " treasure " is one of the emblems employed by the Holy Ghost to designate the people of the Lord. Thus after Jehovah had brought His people Israel out of Egypt, He said unto them, "Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto Myself. Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar Treasure unto Me above all people: for all the earth is Mine."1 "For Jehovah hath chosen Jacob unto Himself, and Israel for His peculiar Treasure."2 And again we read, " Then they that feared Jehovah spake often one to another: and...
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