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« FOR THE PROPHECY CAME NOT IN OLD TIME BY THE WILL OF MAN: BUT HOLY
GHOST.”—2 Peter i. 21.
(SUCCESSORS TO HARVEY AND DARTON.)
In the publication of this arrangement of certain texts of Holy Scripture, the Compiler has had in view the necessity of implanting in the minds of the young a knowledge of the fundamental Prophecies which relate to the Advent of our blessed Lord; and the importance of directing their serious attention to these sacred oracles, not in a spirit of idle curiosity, or amusing research, but as a powerful means of fixing in their minds, at an age when impressions and principles take the deepest root, that wisdom and that understanding which is explained and defined in the book of Job:—“ The fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil, is understanding."Job xxviii. 28.
The prophecies selected are those well known by every student of holy writ; and those of a more obscure or difficult nature have been omitted. The fulfilment of each prophecy has been, as far as possible, proved, either by the acts or from the words of our Saviour; and the interpretation taken from the opinion of some of the most
In the tabular form of arrangement, the Author is led to hope some increase may be given to the understanding of that Word, the full knowledge of which shall one day cover the earth as the waters do the sea. (Isaiah xi. 9.)
C. P. L.
PROPHECY AND ITS FULFILMENT.
AND the Lord God said unto The seed of And the seventy returned again the serpent, Because thou hast the woman, with joy, saying, Lord, even the done this, thou art cursed above Jesus Christ, devils are subject unto us through all cattle, and above every beast should de-thy name. of the field; upon thy belly shalt stroy the do And he said unto them, I bethou go, and dust shalt thou eat minion of sin held Satan as lightning fall from all the days of thy life:
and death, heaven. And I will put enmity between and bring re Behold, I give unto you power thee and the woman, and between demption to tread on serpents and scorpions, thy seed and her seed; it shall through his and over all the power of the bruise thy head, and thou shalt meritorious enemy.—Luke x. 17–19. bruise his heel.-Gen. iii. 14, 15. cross and pas Jesus answered and said,
Now is the judgment of this
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.-John xii. 31, 32.
For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.-1 John iii. 8.
When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is
your hour, and the power of darkness. -Luke xxii. 53.