THE REV. THOMAS CONNELLAN, - The Gospel Magazine

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THE REV. THOMAS CONNELLAN, - The Gospel Magazine

GOSPEL

THE

MAGAZINE.

11 COMFORT YE, COMFORT YE !lIY PEOPLE, SAITH YOUR GOD."

"ENDEAVOURING TO KEEP THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT IN THE BOND OF PEACE,"

U JESUS CHRIST, THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TO-nAY, AND FOR EVER."

No. 477, }

NEW SERIES.

SEPTEMBER, 1905.

i No. 1,677,

, OLD SERIES.

~fJt .:ftamilJ} Uortion;

OR, WORDS OF SPIRITUAL CAUTION, COUNSEL, AND COMFORT.

Who comforteth us iu all Oill' tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any

trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."-2 Cor.. i. 4.

THE APPOINTED PLACE.

" But when thou m·t bidden, go and sit down in the lowest

1"OO1n."-LIJKE xiv. 10.

THE Gospel of the sovereign grace of GOD is spoken of in the

Scriptures as a spiritual feast; ani!. the final gathering of the

redeemed people of GOD,when "the whole family in heaven and

earth" shall be gathered, as "the Marriage Supper of the LAMB."

The Gospel of our salvation may well be likened to a banquet,

or feast, for it comprises an endless, bountiful variety of spiritual

dainties, provided for hungering and thirsting souls, who are thus

lovingly bidden by the King of kings :-" Eat, 0 friends, drink,

yea, drink abundantly, 0 beloved" (Song of Solomon v. 1). The

HOLY SPIRIT describes the Gospel of CHRIST as a "feast of fat

things, of wines on the lees well refined." The late beloved DEAN

LAW once wrote :-" On this board there is the rich abundance

of the Holy Word-refreshment of exuberant promises. There

is the Bread of Life-His body and His blood, and all the discoveries

of redeeming love manifested in His deep humiliation,

that He might represent, redeem, and save." The same Evangelical

writer, quoting the words, "He brought me to the banqueting

house, and His banner over me was love," sweetly proceeds

-" This portion unfolds a splendid scene. A royal apartment

is opened. We discern a board spread with all luxurious viands.

Like the ancient halls of earth's nobles, it is decorated with flags

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