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14 endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel

of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness 15 unto all nations; and then shall the end come. When ye there

fore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel

as a son over his own house ; whose house are faith,) to God only wise, be glory through we, if we hold fast the confidence and the Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. Ro. xvi. 25, rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. He. 26. We give thanks to God for the hope iii. 5, 6. But we are not of them who draw which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ve back unto perdition, but of them that believe heard before in the word of the truth of the to the saving of the soul. He. X. 39.

gospel, which is come unto you, as it is in all 14 This gospel of the kingdom.] See chap. the world, and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth iv. 23. And Jesus went about all the cities also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and and villages, teaching in their synagogues, knew the grace of God in truth. And you and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and that were sometimes alienated and enemies in healing every sickness and every disease your mind by wicked works, yet now hath among the people. Mat. ix. 35. As ye go he reconciled. If ye continue in the faith (said Jesus), preach, saying, The kingdom of grounded and settled, and be not moved away heaven is at hand. Mat. x. 7. And now from the hope of the gospel which ye have behold, I know that ye all among whom I heard, and which was preached to every have gone preaching the kingdom of God creature which is under heaven, whereof i, (said Paul) shall see my face no more. Ac. Paul, am made minister. Col. i. 3. 5, 6. 21. xx. 25.

23. And I saw another angel fly in the midst Shall be preached in all the world.] See of heaven, having the everlasting Gospel to chap. xxvi. 13. Go ye therefore and teach preach unto them that dwell on the earth, all nations, baptizing them in the name of the and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy and people. Re. xiv. 6. Ghost. Mat. xxviii. 19. Go ye into all the And then shall the end come. See more world, and preach the gospel to every crea- 3. 6. Thus saith the Lord God; An evil, an ture. He that believeth, and is baptized, only evil, behold, is come; the end is corne, shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall the end is come; it watcheth for thee; behold be damned. Mar. xvi. 15, 16. Thus it is it is come. The morning is come upon thee, written, that repentance and remission of sins Othou that dwellest in the land: the time is should be preached in his name among all come, the day of trouble is near, and not the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Lu. xxiv. sounding again of the mountains. Bebold 47. Ye shall receive power (after that the the day behold, it is come; the morning is Holy Ghost is come upon you), and ye shall be gone forth, the rod hath blossomed, pride hath witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem, and in budded. Ez. vii. 5, 6, 7. 10. all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the utter- 15 Ye therefore shall see the abomination, most part of the earth. Ac. i. 8. But I say, &c.] When ye shall see the abomination of Have they not heard? Yes, verily, their desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, sound went into all the earth, and their words standing where it ought not, (let him that unto the ends of the world. Ro. X. 18. I readeth understand, then let them that be is will not dare to speak of any of those things Judea flee to the mountains. Mar. xii. 14. which Christ hath not wrought by me, to The days shall come upon thee, that thine make the Gentiles obedient by word and enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and deed, through mighty signs and wonders by compass thee round, and keep thee in on the power of the Spirit of God. So that from every side. Lu. xix. 43. And when ye shall Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then I have fully preached the Gospel of Christ; know that the desolation thereof is nigh. L. yea, so have I strived to preach the Gospel, xxi. 20. not where Christ was named, lest I should By Daniel the prophet.) And he shall conbuild upon another man's foundation; but as firm the covenant with many for one week; it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, and in the midst of the week he shall care they shall see ; and they that have not heard the sacrifice and the oblation to cease; and shall understand. Ro. xv. 18—21. Now to for the overspreading of abominations he shal him that is of power to stablish you according make it desolate, even until the consumisto my gospel and the preaching of Jesus tion, and that determined shall be poured Christ, (according to the revelation of the upon the desolate. Da, ix. 27. And from mystery which was kept secret since the world the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken began, but now is made manifest, and by the away, and the abomination that maketh deseScriptures of the prophets, according to the late set up, there shall be a thousand two commandment of the everlasting God, made hundred and ninety days. Da. xii. 11. known to all nations for the obedience of

the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whosó readeth, let him understand :) Then let them which be in Judea flee into the moun- 16 tains : Let him which is on the house-top not come down to take 17

Whoso readeth, let him understand. And servants and his cattle in the field. Ex. ix. the man said unto “me” (“ Ezekiel"), Son 20, 21. A prudent man foreseeth the evil, of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear and hideth himself, but the simple pass on with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all and are punished. Pr. xxii. 3. O ye chilthat I shall shew thee; for to the intent that dren of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee I might shew them unto thee art thou brought out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the hither : declare all that thou seest to the house trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in of Israel. Ex. xl. 4. At the beginning of Beth-haccerem; for evil appeareth out of the thy supplications (said Gabriel to Daniel) the north, and great destruction. Je. vi. 1. And commandment came forth, and I am come to it came to pass, that when the army of the shew thee, for thou art greatly beloved : there. Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem, fore understand the matter, and consider the for fear of Pharaoh's army, then Jeremiah vision. Know therefore and understand, that went forth out of Jerusalem to go into the from the going forth of the commandment to land of Benjamin, to separate himself thence restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Mes- in the midst of the people. Je. xxxvii. 11, 12. siah the Prince shall be seven weeks and three- Then let them which are in Judea flee to the score and two weeks; the street shall be built mountains; and let them which are in the again, and the wall, even in troublous times. midst of it depart out; and let not them that Da. ix. 23. 25. Then he (after the hand are in the countries enter thereinto. For touched me) said unto me, O Daniel, a man these be the days of vengeance, that all things greatly beloved, fear not; for from the first which were written may be fulfilled. Lu. xxi. day that thou didst set thine heart to under 20, 21. By faith Noe, being warned of God stand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy prepared an ark to the saving of his house, words. But the prince of the kingdom of by the which he condemned the world, and Persia withstood me one and twenty days; became heir of the righteousness which is by but lo, Michael, one of the chief of the princes, faith. He. xi. 7. came to help me, and I remained there with 17 Which is on the house-top.] Take no the kings of Persia. Now I am come to make thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or thee understand what shall befall thy people what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body, in the latter days; for yet the vision is for what ye shall put on. Is not the life more many days. Da. X. 12, 13, 14. Therefore than meat, and the body than raiment ? we ought to give the more earnest heed to the Mat. vi. 25., And Satan answered the Lord, things which we have heard, lest at any time and said, Skin for skin ; yea, all that a man we should let them slip. He. ii. 1. Blessed hath will he give for his life. Job ii. 4. Give is he that readeth, and they that hear the not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine words of this prophecy, and keep those things eyelids : deliver thyself as a roe from the hand which are written therein, for the time is at of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of hand. Re. i. 3. He that hath an ear, let the fowler. Pr. vi. 4, 5. Let him that is on him hear what the Spirit saith unto the the house-top not go down into the house, churches. Re. iji. 22.

neither enter therein to take any thing out of 16 Let them which be, &c. When the his house. And let him that is in the field morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, not turn back again for to take up his garsaying, Arise, take thy wife and thy two ment. Mar. xiii. 15, 16. In that day, he daughters which are here, lest thou be con- which shall be upon the house-top, and his sumed in the iniquity of the city. And while stuff in the house, let him not come down to he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, take it away: and he that is in the field, let and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the him likewise not return back. Remember hand of his two daughters; the Lord being Lot's wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his merciful unto him: and they brought him life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose forth and set him without the city. And it his life shall preserve it. Lu. xvii. 30-33. came to pass when they had brought them The house-top.) What I tell you in darkforth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life, ness, that speak ye in light; and what ye look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the the plain ; escape to the mountain, lest thou house-tops. Mat. X. 27. When thou buildest be consumed. Ge. xix. 15, 16, 17. He that a new house, then thou shalt make a battlefeared the word of the Lord among the ser- ment for thy roof, that thou bring not blood vants of Pharaoh, made his servants and his upon thine house, if any man fall from thence. cattle flee into the houses. And he that re. De. xxii. 8. garded not the word of the Lord, left his

18 any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field 19 return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are 20 with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pras

ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath-day: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the

19 Woe unto them that are with child.] never bare, and the paps which never Thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, suck. Then shall they begin to say to the flesh of thy sons, and of thy daughters, mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Comer which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in us. Lu. xxii. 29, 30. the siege, and in the straitness wherewith 20 Neither on the sabbath-day.] See, for thine enemies shall distress thee : so that the that the Lord hath given you the satula man that is tender among you, and very deli- therefore he giveth you on the sixth day cate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, bread of two days. Abide ye every sin D and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward his place : let no man go out of his place & the remnant of his children, which he shall the seventh day. Ex. xvi. 29. The leave; so that he will not give to any of them turned they unto Jerusalem from the druge of the Aesh of his children, whom he shall called Olivet, which is from Jeruskan saheat ; because he hath nothing left him in the bath-day's journey. Ac. i. 12. siege, and in the straitness wherewith thine 21 Then shall be great tribulation la enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates. their table become a snare before thes; The tender and delicate woman among you, that which should have been for their wala which would not adventure to set the sole of let it become a trap. Let their eyes be do her foot upon the ground for delicateness and ened, that they see not, and make tenderness, her eyes shall be evil toward the loins continually to shake. Pour out husband of her bosom, and toward her son, indignation upon them, and let thy Tan and toward her daughter. De. xxviii. 53-56. anger take hold of them: let their babicum And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son that was be desolate, and let none dwell in their 5 lame of his feet; he was five years old when For they persecute him whom thos the tidings came of the death of) Saul and smitten ; and they talk to the grief dit Jonathan out of Jezreel, and his nurse took whom thou hast wounded. Add iniyo him up and fled: and it came to pass, as she unto their iniquity; and let them not a made haste to flee, that he fell, and became into thy righteousness : let them be ble lame, and his name was Mephibosheth. 2 Sa. out of the book of the living, and not iv. 4. Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and written with the righteous. Ps. Ixix. 2-3 all that were therein, and the coasts thereof, Therefore will I number you to the from Tirzah ; because they opened not to him, and ye shall all bow down to the slangt therefore he smote it; and all the women Because when I called, ye did not therein that were with child, he ripped up. when I spake ye did not hear; bat da 2 Ki. xv. 16. Even the sea monsters draw before mine eyes, and did choose that sto out the breast, they give suck to their young I delighted not : therefore, thus saith ones. The daughter of my people is become Lord God, Behold my servants shall est cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness. ye shall be hungry : behold my se The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to shall drink. but ve shall be thirsty: be the roof of his mouth for thirst; the young my servants shall rejoice, but ye she children ask bread, and no man breaketh it ashamed: behold my servants shall de unto them. The hands of the pitiful women joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sale have sodden their own children; they were heart, and shall howl for vexation of their meat, in the destruction of the daughter And ye shall leave your name for a of my people. Lam. iv. 3, 4. 10. Samaria unto my chosen, for the Lord God stall shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled thee, and call his servants by another against her God; they shall fall by the sword: That he who blesseth himself in the *** their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their shall bless himself in the God of truth;* women with child shall be ripped up. Ho. xiii. he that sweareth in the earth, shall seu 16. But woe to them that are with child, the God of truth ; because the former and to them that give suck in those days; bles are forgotten, and because they and pray ye that your flight be not in the from mine eyes. Is. Ixv. 12-16. For winter. Mar. xiji. 17, 18. But woe unto hold the Lord will come with fire, and them that are with child, and to them that his chariots, like a whirlwind to rende give suck in those days; for there shall be anger with fury, and his rebuke with great distress in the land, and wrath upon of fire. For by fire, and by his sword this people. Lu. xxi. 23. For behold the the Lord plead with all flesh, and the sea days are coming in the which they shall say, the Lord shall be many. Is. lxvil Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that And after three-score and two weeks

beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And 22 except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elects' sake those days shall be shortened.

Messiah be cut off, but not for himself; and both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own the people of the Prince that shall come shall prophets, and have persecuted us; and they destroy the city, and the sanctuary; and the please not God, and are contrary to all men. end thereof shall be with a flood; and unto Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that the end of the war desolations are determined. they might be saved, to fill up their sin Da. ix. 26. And at that time shall Michael alway; for the wrath is come upon them to stand up, the great prince which standeth for the uttermost. I Th. ii. ]5, 16. If we sin wil. the children of thy people, and there shall fully after that we have received the knowledge be a time of trouble, such as never was since of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice there was a nation, even to that same time: for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of and at that time thy people shall be delivered, judgment, and fiery indignation, which shall every one that shall be found written in the devour the adversaries. He that despised book. Da. xii. 1. Hear this, ye old men, and Moses' law, died without mercy under two give ear all ye inhabitants of the land ; hath or three witnesses ; of how much sorer punishthis been in your days, or even in the days of ment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy your fathers ? Joel i. 2. The day of the who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand: a day and hath counted the blood of the covenant of darkness, and of gloominess; a day of an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto clouds, and of thick darkness, as the morn- the Spirit of grace? He. x. 26-29. ing spread upon the mountains : a great 22 Except those days should be shortened.] people and a strong, there hath not been Except that the Lord had shortened those ever the like, neither shall be any more after days, no flesh should be saved ; but for the it, even to the years of many generations. Joel elects' sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath ä. 2. Three shepherds also I cut off in one shortened the days. Mar, xiji. 20. month; and my soul loathed them, and their for the elects' sake, &c.] But yet in "it" soul also abhorred me. Then said I, I will ("the land) shall be a tenth, and it shall not feed you; that that dieth, let it die; and return, and shall be eaten; as a teil tree, and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; as an oak whose substance is in them when and let the rest eat every one the flesh of they cast their leaves, so the holy seed shall another. Zec. xi. 8, 9. For I will gather be the substance thereof. Is. vi. 13. Thus all nations against Jerusalem to battle ; and saith the Lord, As the new wine is found in the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not ; for and the women ravished; and half of the a blessing is in it: so will I do for my sercity shall go into captivity; and the residue vants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all. of the people shall not be cut off from the And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, city. Then shall the Lord go forth and fight and out of Judah an inheritor of my mounagainst those nations, as when he fought in tains; and mine elect shall inherit it, and my the day of battle. Zec. xiv. 2, 3. For behold servants shall dwell there. Is. Ixv. 8, 9. the day cometh that shall burn as an oven; And I will bring the third part through the and all the proud, yea, and all that do wick- fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, edly, shall be stubble ; and the day that and will try them as gold is tried. They cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord shall call on my name, and I will hear them : of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root I will say, It is my people; and they shall nor branch. Mal. iv. l. For in those days say, The Lord is my God. Zec. xiii. 9. shall be affliction, such as was not from the Half of the city shall go forth into captivity, beginning of the creation which God created and the residue of the people shall not be cut unto this time, neither shall be. Mar. xiii. off from the city. Zec. xiv. 2. (For the chil19. The days shall come upon thee that dren (of Sara and Rebecca) being not yet thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, born, neither having done any good or evil, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on that the purpose of God according to election every side: and shall lay thee even with the might stand, not of works, but of him that ground, and thy children within thee; and calleth.) It was said unto her (Rebecca), The they shall not leave in thee one stone upon elder shall serve the younger. Ro. ix. 11, 12. another, because thou knewest not the time I would not, brethren, that ye should be of thy visitation, Lu. xix. 43, 44. And ignorant of this mystery (lest ye should be they (the Jews) shall fall by the edge of the wise in your own conceits), that blindness, in sword, and shall be led away captive into all part, is happened to Israel until the fulness nations, and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles shall be saved : as it is written, There shall be fulfilled. Lu. xxi. 24. (The Jews) who come out of Sion the deliverer, and shall turn

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there ; 24 believe it. not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false

prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that,

away ungodliness from Jacob. For this is of his coming : even him whose coming is my covenant unto them, when I shall take after the working of Satan with all power and away their sins. As concerning the Gospel, signs and lying wonders, and with all deceirthey are enemies for your sakes ; but as ableness of unrighteousness in them that touching the election, they are beloved for perish ; because they received not the love the fathers' sakes. For the gifts and calling of the truth, that they might be saved. And of God are without repentance : for as ye in for this cause God shall send them strong detimes past have not believed God, yet have lusion, that they should believe a lie. 2 Thii now obtained mercy through their unbelief, 9-11. And "he" ("the beast with tre horas even so have these also now not believed, that like a lamb, and that spake as a dragon "); through your mercy they also may obtain doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire mercy. Ro. xi. 25-31. Therefore I endure come down from heaven on the earth, in the all things for the elects' sakes, that they may sight of men. And deceiveth them that dwell also obtain the salvation which is in Christ on the earth; that they should make an Jesus, with eternal glory. 2 Ti. ii. 10. image to the beast which had the wound by · 23 Then if any man shall say unto you.] a sword, and did live. Re. xii. 13, 14.

If there arise among you a prophet, or a And the beast was taken, and with him the dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign false prophet that wrought miracles before or a wonder; and the sign or the wonder him, with which he deceived them that had come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, received the mark of the beast, and them that saying, Let us go after other gods, which worshipped his image ; these both were cast thou hast not known, and let us serve them; alive into a lake of fire, burning with brimthou shalt not hearken unto the words of stone. Re. xix. 20. that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams. Insomuch that.] All that the Father giveth De. xiii. 1, 2, 3. Then if any man shall say me, shall come to me; and him that cometh to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo he is there; to me I will in no wise cast out. And this is believe him not. Mar. xiii. 21. And they the Father's will which hath sent me, that of shall say to you, See here! or see there! go all which he hath given me I should lose not after them, nor follow them: for as the nothing, but should raise it up again at the lightning that lighteneth out of the one part last day. John vi. 37. 39. I give unto them under heaven, shineth unto the other part eternal life, and they shall never perish, under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be neither shall any pluck them out of my hand in his day. Lu. xvii. 23, 24. Take heed that My Father which gave them me is greater ye be not deceived, for many shall come in my than all, and none is able to pluck them out name, saying, I am Christ, and the time drawof my Father's hand: I and my father are eth near, go ye not therefore after them. Lu. one. John X. 28, 29, 30. We know that all xxi. 8. I am come in my Father's name, and things work together for good to them who ye receive me not; if another shall come in his are the called according to his purpose : for own name, him ye will receive. John v. 43. whom he did foreknow, he also did predesti

24 There shall arise false Christs.] See nate, to be conformed to the image of his Son, verses 5. 11. But there were false prophets that he might be the first-born among many also among the people, even as there shall be brethren. What shall we then say to these false teachers among you, who privily shall things? If God be for us, who can be against bring in damnable heresies, even denying the us? He that spared not his own Son, but Lord that bought them, and bring upon delivered him up for us all, how shall be not themselves swift destruction: and many shall with him also freely give us all things! Who follow their pernicious ways, by reason of shall lay any thing to the charge of God's whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he of. And through covetousness shall they that condemneth? It is Christ that died, vea with feigned words make merchandise of you, rather that is risen again, who is even at the whose judgment now of a long time lingereth right hand of God, who also maketh inter not, and their damnation slumbereth not. I Pe. cession for us. Who shall separate us from ii. 1, 2, 3. Ye, therefore, beloved, seeing ye the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or disknow these things before, beware, lest ye also, tress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, being led away with the error of the wicked, or peril, or sword ? Nay, in all these things fall from your own stedfastness. 2 Pe. iii. 17. we are more than conquerors through him that

And shall shew great signs.] See verse 23. loved us. For I am persuaded that neither Then shall that wicked be revealed, whom death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his nor powers, nor things present, nor things to mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness come : nor height, nor depth, nor any other

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