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CHURCH IN NEWMAN-STREET OXFORD-STREET ;
SUNDAY, MAY 21, 1837.
CONSISTING OF THE ADDRESSES
ELDERS AND THE EVANGELISTS,
TO WHICH IS ADDED
EXTRACTS FROM SERMONS, &c.,
BY THE LATE
REV. EDWARD IRVING, A.M.
Illustrated with a fine Portrait of the Reb. E. Jrving.
G. STOCKLEY, 21, OXFORD STREET (NEAR NEWMAN STREET.)
C. Allen, 81, Great Portland Street, Portland Pl.
J. Murray, 16, Chapel Street, Edgware Road,
Dolling, Morth Street, Maida Hill.
Mrs. Howard, 33, Gray's Inn Lane.
Forbes and Jackson, Islington Green.
C. Gorbell, 24, Aylesbury Street, Clerkenwell.
W. Griffith, 41, Goswell Road,
AT THE CHURCH IN NEWM A N-STREET, OXFORD-STREET.
SUNDAY, May 21, 1837.
TO WHICH IS ADDED
EXTRACTS FROM SERMONS, &c., BY THE LATE Rev. EDWARD. Lexing, A.M.
g-j-93! The Angel Of the Church having fested in weakness, as we are able to bear uttered a short invocation proceeded to it, shall then be manifested in all its fulread the 12th chapter of St. Luke. ness and glory, and the church, the bride
At the end of the 32nd verse, he was of the Lamb, shall be the eternal dwelling stopped by a member of the church, de- place, and manifester of the Holy Ghost. livering the following
Now it is this that gives weight and imMANIFESTATION :
portance unto the gifts of the Holy “Has he not called you to his inheri- Ghost; while it is for our edification, tance? Hath he not supported you, and while it is for our comfort, and for our shall ye not trust in him? Give up all, blessing, remember that the end of God yea, all, all, all for his inheritance. Ye is to inanifest hinself, and the Holy must give up all, ye must follow him Ghost in his distinctness and separateness in his humiliation, that ye may be made of substance from the Father, and from one with himn in his exaltation."
the Son. It can only be revealed, it can [It was delivered in a kind of chaunt.] only be manifested in the body of Christ
THE ANGEL OF THE CHURCH ther read which is his church. Now we know but the remainder of the chapter, and resumed in part, and according to our measure of his seat. After a momentary pause he faith, but when that which is perfect is stood up and said, “Let us rise and conne, it shall be inanifested in all the praise the Lord with a psalm.” He then fulness and glory of God. read the 8th psalm, after which he gave
The First Elder then rose and said, out the 8th psalm in metre, from the -It is not said in scripture that God is version used in the Scotch kirk, part of omnipotence, though he be omnipotent; which was sung to Abingdon tune, and it is not said that he is infinity, though having offered up another prayer, he he be infinite; it is not said that God is delivered the following
power, though he be omnipotent; it is EXHORTATION:-
not said that God is holiness, though he The Church, the body of Christ, is for be the Holy One; but it is said, brethren, the manifestation of the Holy Ghost, that God is love. Now the degree of which work was began in the day of blessedness which the creature shall penticost, when Jesus, who ascended up attain unto, is in exact proportion to the on high, received gifts for men, even for creature's capability of receiving and the rebellious, that the God of all might containing God; it is in exact proportion dwell among them. The one has been as he bas a capacity for the enjoyinent of manifested in the flesh, and had pleased God. Now the first step in the spiritual the Father; and when he was raised ladder is baptism; and that ladder folfrom the dead he was declared to be the lowed and pursued, step by step, leadeth Son of God with power. But the Holy the creature unto the throne of Jesus; Ghost had not been manifested ; and this and it is only in Christ, that the fulness is the end of the Lord in the church, 10 of that truth shall be seen, that God is build up a spiritual house, a living temple love ; that the glory of God shall be wherein the Holy Ghost inay dwell, and manifested in the creature and seen be manifested. Now, brethren, this dis- ruling over the universe of God. It is pensation is accomplished only in part; only when that is brought forth into and 30 the Apostle Paul says, "When inanifestation, that the truth of what that which is perfect is come, that which Paul wrote to the Corinthians shall be is in part, shall be done aivay.” But made known unto you :-"Charity nerer understand in what way it shall be done faileth ; but whether there be prophesies, away... It is only by the manifestation of they shall fail; whether there be tongues, the fulness of glory. That which is now they shall cease; whether there _be but an earnest, shall then be manifested knowledge, it shall vanish away. For in fulness ; that which is now but mani- we know in part, and we prophesy in