putting all things under His feet, and making Him "the Head over all things to the Church which is His Body" (Eph. 1:20-23). To that living Head those who believe through the preaching of the Gospel are united in a vital and eternal union. This is the Divine method by which the true and lasting humanity is being formed. Teaching the same truth under the similitude of a building, whereof Christ is the Foundation-Stone, the Apostle Peter says : "To whom coming, as unto a living Stone, disallowed (i. e., rejected) indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, ye also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house". (1 Peter 2:4, 5). And the Apostle Paul likewise teaches that believers, having been "quickened together with Christ" (thus becoming what Peter calls "living stones"), "are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himseli being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building, fitly framed to- gether, groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord; in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit" Eph. 2:5, 19-22). Thus God is preparing a building for eternity, in the preparation of which He makes use of living, that is, imperishable material, Christ Jesus, raised from the dead, being the Beginning of the new creation of God (Col. 1:18; Rev. 3:14). But Satan has to work, not with living, but with dving material; and he has no living human head to which he can attach members by living ties. Satan cannot create an organism; he can only form an organiza- tion. Hence he is drawing unquickened human beings together around the unifying idea of "fraternity," or "co-operation," or "society," and is diligently propagating the belief that when that great. organization takes shape, the permanent advantage of all mankind will be secured. When this body is formed (as it surely will be), then the.expected leader or head will be brought forth, that "man of destiny," "whose coming is according to the working of Satan, with all power and signs and wonders of falsehood, and in everv deceit of unrisrhteotisness in them that perish", (2 Thess. 2:9, 10).—From Number of Man.
The Secret of Boldness.
By Rev. J. H. Jowett M. A., D. D. W E must become enswathed, enveloped in the Holy Spirit, and allow every faculty and every relationship to be bathed in His gracious flood. Open yourself out to the Infinite, and you will put on strength and majesty like a robe! Become "filled," and yon can- not help being "bold"! "And while they were yet praying the place
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