The Key of David
By Warder Cresson (Michael Boaz Israel ben Abraham).
"The Branch."* Is. 4:2 and 11:1; Jer. 23:5, and Zech. 3:8 and 6:12.
The Generation or Birth of the Heavenly and Eternal Child of God, may be seen as a "Branch" growing out of this present Mortal Body, by exhibiting the former by the Latter.
Christians' own Testimony by Paul, was taken from Psa. 19:1, 2, 3, viz., "The Invisible things of Him (God) are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made." Rom. i. 20.
The Generation of the Child* of God, as a Branch, is as follows:
I. The Father, is the Word.
II. The Mother, is the Soul, and if truly virtuous can have only but one Husband or Father.
III. The Seed, is the Word of God, or the Father. See Ps. 138:2.
IV. The Power of Conception is the Desire* of the Mother or Soul.
V. The Atmosphere, or Air of Life, is God's "Holy Spirit," and the "Water of Life" is God's Holy Spirit condensed by the Soul's sinking down into Humility.
VI. A Perfect Child of God can have but only one Father, and never Three; he must therefore, be in the likeness of his Father only, if he be a Son of God.
VII. The Child, or Branch of the Jewish Soul, is the Redeemed Body perfected, in "Glory." Is. 43:7; Luke 2:32.
N.B. The Child of the Gentile Christian may arrive at Light, so far as to see that its only origin and destination is from and in the Jew, (see John 4:22;) and the only one unbroken line of Truth and Blessing is in the Jew , as described to Abraham, (Gen. 12:3,) thence in Isaac, then in Elijah. Then in David. See Zech. 12:8.
"But all who see them (the Redeemed Israel) shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the Lord hath Blessed," (Is. 61:9,) for "Thou shalt be a Crown of Glory in the hand of the Lord, and a Royal Diadem in the hand of thy God." (Is. 62:3.) And because my soul has clearly discerned this, I may truly say,
Let memory live that she may declare it true,
Now for the famous prophecy of the 5th of Micah, 2d. v.
The Rev. Samuel J. Cassels, of Norfolk, Virginia, in his work on "Christ and Anti-Christ," says, in writing on the 5th chapter of Micah, 2d verse, "But thou, Bethlehem of Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting." He says, "The reference in this passage evidently cannot be to David. Micah, as both the title and contents of the book prove, prophesied in the days of Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah; that is, above two hundred and sixty years after the reign of David." This I well, very well know, but please let the Reverend Gentleman, and all that read him, only examine the preceding chapter through, which is the 4th chapter of Micah, and then the 5th down until the third verse, and then ask themselves if it is not self-evident that every verse of it remains in the future to be yet fulfilled; for does it not declare in this third verse, "Therefore will I give them up." Who up? Why most certainly Israel up (in their present scattered condition,) "until she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return to the children of Israel." Has this taken place? No, not one word of it: please, in proof of this, just cast your eyes to the tenth verse of the chapter preceding, and you will there find these words, "Be in pain and labor to bring forth, O Daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail." Ah! here we see who it is that travaileth in pain. It is not the Christian church, but "Zion the daughter of Jerusalem:" see verse eighth.
O, how most miserable do such expositors forestall and overlay the True "Mother" and her "Living Child;" for do not the whole two chapters, text and context, and every circumstance therein mentioned plainly declare, that the whole of these two chapters are yet in the future, and therefore not one single verse of either of them has ever yet been fulfilled?
One verse, if there were no more, and that is the eighth verse of the 4th chapter, fully proves this. It says, "And thou, O tower of the flock, the stronghold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee it shall come, even the first dominion; the Kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem," which is doubtless Mount Zion, as the verse before asserts that "the Lord shall reign over them in Mount Zion from henceforth, even forever." And pray has this ever yet come to pass? and are there no events yet remaining in the great vista of time, that can possibly fulfil this prophecy, that it must be so wrested from everything connected with it, and applied above 1850 years ago?
When will we see and know the plain self-evident fact that God has still given Israel up, so far that the time has never yet arrived, when "she (Zion) which travaileth hath brought forth, neither hath "the remnant of his brethren (the tribes) returned unto the Children of Israel."
Now is it not as clear as day, that this whole prophecy of the fourth and fifth of Micah, and particularly the second and third verses of the last chapter, have never had their accomplishment, neither can they ever take place before the time the Great and ever adorable God himself declares they shall take place in, and that is in the very first verse of the fourth chapter, "Behold, in the LAST DAYS it shall come to pass," &c., &c., and then, and not until then, "He (the Messiah) shall stand and feed, i.e., rule in the strength of the Lord, and in the Majesty of the name of his God; and they (Israel) shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth." Micah 5:4.
Truly I may ask if all the acumen of Christians' minds is lost?
REMARKS IN CONNECTION WITH FOX 46.
In confirmation of an extract taken from Dr. Durbin's work mentioned in Fox 46--that "If all the Christian edicts, laws and ordinances against the Jews were collected into one volume, they would form the blackest picture in the whole history of humanity," I will mention the following, acknowledged and declared by a man who stood high as a Christian minister, not only for superior strength of mind and talents, but for candor and honesty, viz., "The reader is requested to consider that the Christian system is built upon the prostrate necks of the whole Hebrew nation. It is a Tree which flourished in a soil watered in their tears; its leaves grew green in an atmosphere filled with their cries and groans, and its roots have been moistened and fattened with their blood. The ruin, reproach, and suffering of that people are considered by its advocates as the most striking proof of the divine authority of the New Testament, and for almost eighteen hundred years the system contained in that book has been the cause of more miseries and afflictions to that 'chosen nation," the most horrible and unparalleled in the history of man."*
Now in proof of the truth of what this reverend gentleman has just said, that "The ruin, reproach and sufferings of that people are considered by its advocates (the Christians) as the most striking proof of the divine authority of the New Testament, and that for eighteen hundred years the system contained in that book has been the cause of more miseries and afflictions to that chosen nation," &c., &c.
Now in full confirmation of the truth of this, hear what the Rev. Samuel J. Cassels, of Norfolk, Virginia, says in his work upon "Christ and Anti-Christ," page 142, thus, "About forty years after the resurrection of Jesus, an event took place, deeply painful in itself, yet of great advantage to the NEW faith, (mark, the NEW faith.) This was the overthrow of the Jews by the Romans, together with the destruction of the Temple, and the practical abolition of their ritual services. In order, therefore, to the full development and general triumph of Christianity, it was necessary that the temple* service should cease."
Now read Jer. 50:28, and 51:10 and 11, and the cat is out of the bag, with these remarks of Cassels, viz., "When the spires of the Temple no longer glittered over the spiritual worship of the NEW economy, nor the sword of the Temple was seen any more to shed the blood of unoffending Christians;" (everybody knows it was right the reverse of this, and that Romans were shedding the blood of unoffending Jews;) "when the strong walls of Jerusalem were crumbled, and her turrets were in the dust; when the Jew was a captive, and his Holy of Holies defiled and destroyed, then did Christianity arise upon the world as a NEW SUN, and the unpretending mission of Jesus receive a sanction which incredulity itself could scarcely doubt." Now, thou murderous son of Edom, and of murderous Calvin, read the 137:Psa. 7 and 8th verses, and thou wilt see who Edom and Babylon is, and what will be their reward--1st. For establishing the "NEW Faith," 2dly. For destroying the "Holy Temple," and 3dly, for destroying the "Holy People."
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