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all wisdom and mercy, and who has again condescended to vouchsafe to me such refreshing tokens of His love and approval
The seventh of this month is a day long to be remembered, not only by me, but by all who were permitted to witness and take part in the solemn and deeply interesting scene that then took place, when two more daughters of Abraham — mother and daughter---the one in her eighty-third year, and the other in the bloom of life were received, in the presence of many witnesses, to the fellowship and communion of the Church of Christ through the ordinance of baptism. It will not be necessary for me to recapitulate the history and conversion of these two ladies, as I bave already done so in my former journals; but shall in this merely confine myself to that part of their history with which a new era in their lives begins, and which, to them, proved the commencement of a bright and glorious career.
This cheering and highly interesting fact, namely the conversion of these two Jewesses, contains a powerful refutation agaiost those enemies of our common faith, who generally trace the conversion of a Jew to some sinister or unbecoming motive.
What can they now say when they behold a Jewess in her eighty-third year, rich, well-connected, and highly intelligent, avowing her love and faith in her long rejected, but now received Saviour ? Surely honest reason must confess that herein is the wisdom and power of God visible, and that a divine agency alone must have been at work, to lead a Jewess in that age to give up her long-cherished prejudices, and to embrace a crucified Saviour. In truth could the great Apostle of the Gentiles say, “ I am not asbamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth ; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
The young especially will be much interested with what follows:
What I am now about to relate furnishes additional testimony to the fact, how won: derfully the Lord sometimes works upon the hearts of young Jewish children. In a town of about six miles from here, lives a Jewish family named B-M, Iu that family, I have, from the first, met with a kind reception. Mr. B- is an intel. ligent and highly benevolent gentleman ; he freely and without the least bias conversed with me about the doctrines of Christianity for hours, and whenever I come to Lebus, he is the first to receive and entertain me. Mrs. B---- is likewise
a very superior lady, and has had a deep insight iuto the inysteries of the cross, but she still clings, at least externally, to the shell and the shadows, and gives as a pretence for her not deciding for the truth, that there are still too many inconsistent Christians, or that she would fcel a desire to join their community. Jirs. B- bas a little girl of about eight years, and the only child, which she trail:s up with all the care and tenderness of an affectionate mother. About two months ago, Mrs. Bwas obliged, on account of her health, to visit a bathing place some distance from here, and took her child with her. One day the little girl returned from a walk, and finding her mamma sunk in deep contemplation, she ran to her, and embracing her, said, Dear mamma, I love you as dearly as I love the Lord Jesus Christ." This sudden and unexpected confession of the child so overpowered the mother, that she was unable to utter a word, but with tender affection she pressed her darlivg child to her breast, and bedewed her cheeks with tears of love. This circumstance was communicated to the father, and in his vext letter he asked the child, “And do you love me also as much as you love the Lord Jesus ?"
I do hope that this family, on which I have already bestowed so much labour, and on whose behalf I have offered up so many importunate prayers, will ere long be bronght to magnify the grace of God in their reception of the truth as it is in Jesus. Let us not omit to bear them on our hearts before the mercy seat.
Dir. Jaffé remarks, in reference to the meeting of the Evangelical Alliance at Berlin :
It was a most refreshing season to my own soul to be present and take part in the great assemblies. It was also a high privilege to meet with so many brethren of the house of Israel who acknowledge the same Lord and rejoice in the same hope, and many of wbom labour in different parts of the world for the salvation of Israel. I hope that our union and communion will be lasting, and prove highly edifying.
You will perhaps be pleased to learn that I was lodged with a highly respectable Jewish family, where I was treated with the greatest kindness and consideration, and to whom I had more than one of portunity of making known Him who is the centre of all union and true happiness. I hope that great good will result from this Alliance.
PARIS. Mr. Brunner, referring to Mr. Davidson's visit, thus writes:Mr. Davidson's visits were very agreeable she confessed the Lord, she was still very to me, both for the brotherly communion happy, and, like the Apostle, counts all we enjoyed, and the sympathy with which things but luss for the excellency of the he entered in, and associated himself with the knowledge of Christ Jesus our Lord. various trials and difficulties of the work. Another, Mrs. F, who is
As our few friends were absent from greatly afflicted by the serious illness of Paris, Mr. Davidson devoted his time to her husband, knows how to kiss the rod, anci visit with me those of our brethren who to say, after the example of her Saviour, are the fruits of iny labour, and the fami- " Thy will be done." Another of my conlies and the individuals to whom I have veris, Jir. C, who has been bap. access as a missionary, and who are more
tized with his brothers some years ago, by or less familiarised with or favourably dis- Pastor Adolphe Monod (see Jewish Herald, posed towards the everlasting Gospel. June, 1852, page 198) told us, that having These visits, I am satisfied, afforded tangi- accompanied bis patron last winter to ble proof that, notwithstanding the ordi- Russia, he had the privilege of preaching nary and extraordinary difficulties of this Christ and Him crucified to vast numbers field, the Lord has blessed and accepted of Jews who never heard of Him before. my labours.
He added, that he can never pass an opWe had most interesting conversations portunity, when presented, to tell others with Jews; were cheered and delighted by of the love of Christ ; and that only the the statements of my inquirers, and edified other day he could not restrain himself by the walk and conversation of my con- from preaching Christ to some Catholic verts, who bear practical witness to the bricklayers who worked at his patron's truth within them.
house, and finding them willing to read One of these last, Miss M-, told us, the New Testament, he prevailed upon bis that notwithstanding the trials and depri- patroness--a Protestant lady-to provide Yations she had to endure, since the time them with some.
LONDON Mr. WILKINSON, during his recent abode in London, has been engaged in Mission work.
In some cases we are permitted to reap, with me in my study before we separate, though it may be where others have sown. and his sentiments uttered in prayer, exA case of this kind is now under my care, pressive of an unwavering trust in the and has been for some few months past. atouing death of Jesus, are quite soul-reA young Jew, who was turned out of a freshing. He has recently asked me for Jewish house of business for reading the Christian baptism, for which I am about to New Testament, was sent to me, and vo- make arrangements. May the Lord still luntarily placed himself under Christian in- bless and keep him ! struction. I read and expounded the Scrip- Yon will be pleased to learn, that I have tures to him two or three times a week, two recently entered upon a course of labour, or three hours at a time; and in the course wliich already promises encourrgement, in of conversation discovered that he bad occa- the new cattle-market, Copenhagen-fields. sionally stolen his way into & Christian Some of Abraham's sons from Holland are sanctuary, and had felt the influence of the to be found there, as keepers of Hocks and Holy Spirit prior to my acquaintance with herds, and I had several opportunities of him. Having had to leave London on standing or sitting with them in the mardeputation work, on two or three occasions, ket, and of reading ard expounding the Heour intercourse bas been unavoidably in- brew Soriptures. Several tracts I have terrupted ; but my young friend has suf- distributed in Hebrew, English, and Ger. fered no loss in my absence ; my good inan, and last Monday had an application friend and brother, Mr. Samson, having for Dutch tracts. Oh ! for a larger measure very kindly taken the charge of him during of the courageous, yet loving, weeping my absence. The young man is now, as spirit of the devoted prophets and apostles, far as I can judge, a sincere believer in the and which so pre-eminently characterised Lord Jesus Christ, and has evinced his the sayings and and doings of the great faith in Christ and his love to His name, Master Himself! Then, to sow in tears will by speaking of Him in the Jewish circles be to reap in joy. n which ho moves. He has begun to pray
JEWISH HERALD.-OCTOBER 1, 1857.
Meetings of Associations, &c.
Deputations : Mr. Yonge-Rev. John Reynolds-Rev. J. Wilkinson.
TowN-AND WHERE THE SER
VICE WAS HELD
NAMES OF CHAIRMAN AND OTHERS TAXINO PART.
July 28 July 29 July’so July'31 Angust 2 August 3 August 4 August 16 August 17 August 18 A ugust 19
Chapel Sermon, Morning
Baptist Chapel Sermon, Evening
Rev. Mr. Jones.
Wesleyan Chapel Sermon, Evening
Rev. J. Bates.
Rev. T. G. Stamper.
Caly. Metho. Cha, Sermon, Aftern.
Wesleyan Chapel Sermon, Evening
E. Towler, Esq., Chairman.
Captain Lewis; Rev. Mr. Dowty.
Revs. Morris and Hughes.
Revs. E. Lewis and Kirting.
Revs. Morgan, Poulten, Jones, and Williams.
Revs. Lyon and Aylen.
Wesleyan Chapel Sermon
J. Michael, Esq.
Jones, and Betty.
Rev. Mr. Hughes,
Rev. J. O. Hill.
Rev, T. Thomas, D.D.
Revs. Lockyer and Buckley,
Public Meeting J. Noble, Esq., Revs. Keynes, Sugden, Shaw, & Hubbard
Baptist Chapel Public Meeting Chairman, Rev. Dr. Ryan; Revs. R. Bell & Mr. Upton.
R. M. Earnshaw.
Prim. Meth. Cha, Sermon
Rev. Mr. Howson.
Rev. M. Davison.
Rey, Mr. Galt.
Rev. James Smith.
Pres. Chapel, Trinity Sermons
Stephens, Brown, and Goddard.
Public Meeting Chairman, Alderman Thwaites; Revs. Goodall and
Rev. W. Ayre.
Asso. Metho. Chapel Sermons
Revs. Lemmont and Greener.
Rers, Jack and Mackenzie.
Public Meeting Revs Bird, Moore, Davies, B. Lewes, and G. Yenge.
Villier's Street Sch. Public Meeting Revs. Blache, Maitland, Pathes, and Horne.
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THE MONTHLY DEVOTIONAL MEETING will be held as usual at No 1, Crescentplace, Blackfriars, on Wednesday Evening, October 21, at 7 o'clock. The meeting is open to all friends of Israel.
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OF GOD'S ANCIENT PEOPLE.
PUBLISH YE, PRAISE YE, AND SAY, O LORD, SAVE THY PEOPLE, THE REMNANT
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PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL AMONG THE JEWS.
No. V.-THE DIVINE AMBASSADOR. “I WILL raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words into His mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I command Him.” Thus spake Moses unto the children of Israel, and shortly after he ascended to the top of Pisgah, viewed the promised land, and then died, according to the word of the Lord. Joshua succeeded him, and was full of the spirit of wisdom, for on him Moses had laid his hands. But Joshua was not the promised Prophet; neither did he appear during the long period that the judges ruled ; nor was royal David, though a prophet of the Lord, and “the sweet singer of Israel," " that Prophet like unto Moses.” After Elijah had passed away in his fiery chariot-after Elisha had ended his long ministry-after Isaiah had swept his mighty lyre—Jeremiah poured out his pathetic strains-Ezekiel seen and written down “ the visions of God" —Daniel beheld the world's destinies and the coming glory-after many other prophets had arisen, finished their testimony, and entered into rest-yea, after Malachi had added his solemn “AMEN” to all the rest, and had hung up the harp of prophesy in the temple of truth,—the words yet remained to be fulfilled which were uttered 1300 years before. " There arose not a prophet in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face." Not one of them had taken up the mantle of the prophet of Sinai. But they all agreed to say that this One, this great One, was coming : “to him give all the prophets witness." And Malachi, the last, declared that this messenger would "come suddenly to His temple”—that the long twilight and early dawn would be succeeded by “the Sun of Righteousness, who should arise with healing in His wings.” In the fulness of time He came, of whom God spake
JEWISII HERALD.-NOVEMBER 1, 1857.
by Micah so long before: “Out of Bethlehem shall He come forth unto me (that is, to rule in Israel), whose goings forth have been of old from everlasting;' even Him whom we must now view again at Jerusalem, and as God's ambassador there. But first let us take a glance at Him as the great Successor, yea, the glorious antitype, of Moses, as far above him as the substance is greater than the shadow.
Moses was sent for Israel, and to Israel. When God appeared to him at the bush, and told him that He had heard the cry of Israel, and seen their affliction, He said : “Come now, therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” But first he sent him to Israel. He went, after some hesitation, told the heads of the people the words of God, and wrought before them miracles he was told to perform. “The people believed, and when they heard that the Lord looked on their affliction, they bowed their heads and worshipped.” Now mark particularly, for it may be traced through the whole of their history, that whenever the people believed that Moses was God's ambassador to them, they always found him to be God's deliverer for them. This point, too, has an important bearing on their relations to Him about whom Moses spake, and of whom he was a type. We should also notice that the one great thing in which Moses excelled all the other prophets was, that “God spake with him face to face, as a man speaketh with his friend." See Exod. xxxiii. 11, Numb. xii. 7, 8. Now in this very point the Lord Jesus excelled him. No man (not even Moses) hath seen God at any time (Exod. xxxiii). only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him” (John i. 18). “He who was with God, who was God, who is the true light, the light of life, the light of the world (John i. 1-9). He is " the prophet like unto Moses,” God's Ambassador to Israel, and, if they will receive him, God's great Deliverer for Israel. Alas, “He came unto His
own, and His own received Him not; but as many as received Him, to them
power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on His name.
Jesus came to Israel as a nation. All nations have their capital cities, which are the seat of royalty, the centre of authority, the sources of influence. Jerusalem was the far-famed capital of Israel, and thither this Divine Ambassador came. He came early and frequently; came at first as an infant; then as a youth; then a young man,-still unaccredited as Heaven's ambassador. At length His herald and forerunner John, who knew Him not before, received an infallible, because a divine attestation, that Jesus was the Son of God; and he pointed him out as the Messiah, the Lamb, the Anointer with the Holy Spirit. Full of that divine unction, clothed with power, we find Him at Jerusalem, presenting Himself as God's Ambassador of peace and love to Israel.
It is very observable that the Lord's discourses and testimonies concerning Himself as the Sent One of God, were mostly delivered at Jerusalem. In proof and illustration of this deeply interesting fact, we point to John, v. 17-47; vii. 28-39; viii. 12-28; x. 24-38; xii. 44-50. These were all public testimonies; in private, with His disciples, the Lord delighted to dwell on the same fact.
What deep wonders, rich blessings, and eternal glories are wrapped up in that title, THE SENT ONE! Here we see the pre-eminence of Jesus. God had sent many angels with messages, and sent many prophets to testify and work miracles and foretel erents; but all these things were