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which have taken place at some of our missionary stations, but have not yet been mentioned in our pages :
At Berlin, two baptisms, on February 15th and April 18th.
At Königsberg, also two, in the month of March.
At Posen, a Jewess, baptized on April 20th.
At Cracow, a father and son, on February 15th ; and another adult on April 18th.
At IVarsaw, a Jewess, on April 12th ; and two Jews, on August 8th.
At Suwalki, one baptism, March 14th.
At Frankfurt-on-the-Maine, one baptism, April 7th; and
One at Trieste, on July 25th.
Extracts from the Journal of a Missionary.
Being a very rainy day, I went to a Jewish coffee-house, where I met about thirty-five of the children of Israel. Nearly the half of them were old acquaintances of mine, who recognised me as soon as I entered the room.
I had many an interesting conversation, and availed myself of every opportunity of pointing out to them Jesus Christ, as the way, the truth, and the life. I especially noticed one of the name of
a native of Warsaw, listening attentively to the preaching of the cross, and after I had left the house he followed me, and heartily thanked me for the instruction and advice I had given him three years ago, when he lived in Bethnal Green, where I used to visit him with Mr. Mayers, now at Adrianople. He assured me that he had carefully read the “ Old Paths,” as also several other tracts, and that it had pleased God to bless those means, so that he now believes in Jesus as the only Messiah, Sanctifier, and Redeemer. He also told me that his two children have been baptized in the Christian Church, and that he himself regularly attends a place of Christian worship. I urged upon him not to think lightly of the sacrament of baptism, and that he should pray to God to give him strength to enable him to come forth and confess Christ openly, for he that denies Christ before men, him will He deny before his father in heaven.”
JERUSALEM. “ Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to
generation."--Joel iii. 20. The pathless woods are round thee, oh Palenque, and
bright flowers Bloom o'er thy buried temples and long deserted
bowers, And dazzling fire-flies cluster upon thy palace wall, Gilding the desolation of corridor and hall. But not a single record, no voice is left to tell, Who reared those stately fabrics, or how thy princes
fell; The strong One's hand hath spoiled thee, we know
not how, or when, Nor from the dust of ages thou ne'er shalt rise again." And thou, oh queenly Babylon, deck'd in the times of
old, With Tyre's imperial purple, and Ophir's boasted
gold, * The mysterious and interesting ruins of Palenque are fully described in “Stephens' Central America."
Before thee nations trembled, and at thy bidding
bow'd, Earth's wise ones and her mighty—the brave, the
young, the proud. We know thy changeful story, but not a single stone Is left of thy proud temples and palaces o'erthrown; No voice of joy and gladness, nor wealth of land or sea, Nor busy craftsman ever shall more be found in thee. And thou, too, lonely Salem, the spoiler's hand hast
known Thou, too, hadst days of glory, a glory all thine own; Thine was the earth's one temple, the one true altar
thine, And thou wert safely shielded with panoply divine. But outcast and insulted, thy children's bitter tears Have flow'd undried, unheeded, through eighteen
And o'er thy mournful ruins the stranger's feet have
trod, And the banner of the Moslem waves over the mount
Yet on thee, captive Zion, a brighter light shall rise, Than ever glowing noontide hath spread o'er Eastern Thy stones with fairest colours shall yet again be laid, * For God a faithful covenant with Israel's seed hath
made. And though the mountains may depart, and the strong
hills remove, Unwavering is his purpose, unchangeable his love ; Trumpet and harp and tabret, yet through thy courts
shall ring, For Christ, the Son of David, shall be Jerusalem's King.
# Isaiah liv. 11.
London : Printed at the Operative Jewish Converts' Institution,
Palestine Place, Bethnal Green.
THE JEWISH ADVOCATE.
THE FUTURE PROSPECTS OF THE JEWS.
We come now to a few of the prophecies out of the many respecting the future prospects of Israel, to be found in the writings of the prophet Ezekiel. We omit the very striking predictions of the thirty-seventh chapter, because they are so plain in their application to the Jewish nation that it seems impossible to apply them to any other persons.
God himself tells us, “These bones are the whole House of Israel,” and to apply the prophecy otherwise than as descriptive of the state of that nation, and of the loving purpose of Jehovah with reference to it, seems a direct contradiction of His assertion, and manifests a determination to lean to our own understanding, utterly inconsistent with the teachable spirit with which we should always approach the word of Infinite Truth.
• Ezekiel prophesied in the land of the Chaldeans from about 595 to 574 years before the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
* From Eyre's “Observations on the Prophecies.” Published by the Society.
Ezek.xx. 89. As for you, O house of Israel, thus saith the Lord, Go ye, serve ye every man his idols, and hereafter also if ye will not hearken unto me: but pollute ye my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols.*
“40. For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, saith the Lord God, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land serve me; there will I accept them and there will I require your offerings, and the firstfruits of your oblations, with all your holy things. “ 41. I will accept you
sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered, and I will be sanctified in
before the heathen.
“* 42. And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for the which I lifted up
mine hand to give it to your fathers.
“ 43. And there skall ye remember your ways and all your doings wherein ye have been defiled, and ye shall lothe yourselves in your own sight, for all
your evils that ye have committed. “44. And ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have wrought with you for my name's sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O ye house of Israel, saith the Lord God.”
The gathering out of the countries wherein * Go now then (sayeth the Lorde God) ye house of Israel, cast awaye and destroye every man his idoles : then shall ye heare me, and no more blaspheme my holie name with your offerings and your idoles.- Tindale.