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1335 years from 1810 years

would leave 475

years ;

and he could reckon from the end of the 70 weeks or 490 years, to the end of Pagan Rome, would be 475, from thence to the time he should stand in his lot, would be 1335 years. Then by adding


475 1335

would make the sum total of his wbole vision 2300 years. And now let us suppose he wished to know when the abomination of desolation would end, and when it would begin. He has only to take his number one thousand two hundred and ninety, as given him by his angel, from his 1335, thus,

1335 1290

45 and he finds that 45 years before the resurrection, the little horn would lose his civil power. Now let him take his time, times and a half, and add say 1260 years to 45 years, and he will find that the little horn begun his reign 1305 years before the resurrection, and 30 years after the daily sacrifice abomination was taken away. And now he is prepared to give his vision and the instruction of the Angel all their proper bearings, and prove it thus : ist. The seventy weeks or 490 years to the crucifixion of Christ,

490 From crucifixion, to taking away daily abomination, 475 From taking away Pagan rites, to the setting up abomination of desolation,

30 From setting up Papal power, (time, times and an half,) to the end of his civil reign,

1260 From the taking away the Papal civil 'rule, to the resurrection,


Now add these together and you will have the whole 2300 years of Daniel's vision. Do you not, kind hearer, see by this mode, and by these last numbers given him, Daniel could learn every part and division of the whole history down to the time when he should stand in his lot. But now, for your instruction, we will suppose Daniel understood our mode of reckoning time, he might have given it to us in this way, " The 70 weeks or 490 years will be accomplished, A, Þ. 33. Tlie Pagan abomination will be

taken away 475 years afterwards, which will be A.D. 508. The Papal abomination will be set up 30 years after, A. D. 538, and will continue 1260 years, A.D. 1798. After this 45 years, I shall stand in my lot, and all that come forth to this resurrection will be blessed, A. D. 1843, “ Blessed is he that waiteth and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.” Rev. xx. 6. “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection.”

We are now prepared to give you the remainder of the Angel's instruction to Daniel, beginning where we left off in our last lecture, and you will likewise now take notice that it is the last divisior., and what we now shall read to you must all take place in 45 years, between the year

1798 and 1843. So that you may almost all of you judge for yourselves upon your own observations, whether these things are so or not.

We, therefore, begin at the 40th verse of the 11th chapter of Daniel, “ And at the time of the end," meaning the Papal civil power. Now another person has obtained this civil power. This was Bonaparte the ruler of the French nation. This year of which we are now treating was the very year that the French destroyed the power of the Pope, and Bonaparte began his extraordinary career in conquest and authority. And it was evident by his success and fortune, that he was raised up by God himself for some great and special purpose. And through him, as an instrument, and by means of the French revolution, the shackles that had bound more than half of Europe in bigotry, superstition and tyranny, were burst asunder, and the inquisition and Papacy lost their power and terror over the bodies and minds of inen. At this time then our prophecy begins, and Bonaparte is the person designated by the pronouns he and him in the prophecy. “And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships.” This is a description of an alliance entered into by the king of Sardinia, Italy and Spain in the south, and Great Britain in the north, for six years. England engaged in this treaty to pay the king of Sardinia 200,000l. per annum, to furnish an army of horse and a large fleet. The command of the fleet was given to Lord Nelson. Various was the success of the allies in the south. Spain had to recede, and finally joined the French. The king of Sardinia had to leave his

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territories on the continent and shut himself up in the island, of Sardinia. The king of Naples fled to the island of Sicily after making a vigorous push the in and getting possession of Rome, while lord Nelson took and destroyed the French fleet near the mouth of the Nile the same year. But the French soon retook Italy, and this broke up this league, and the French remained masters of almost all that belonged to the western empire of Rome except Great Britain." And he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow, and pass over," was literally accomplished. “He shall enter also into the glorious land," (or land of delight as it might have been translated.) This I have no doubt means Italy. Bonaparte fought some of his most brilliant battles in this delightsome country. The battle of Marengo was fought, if I mistake not, in June, 1800, after crossing the Alps, an impassable barrier between France and Italy as it was supposed by his enemies. And many

countries shall he overthrown." It is said that Bonaparte conquered three kingdoms at the battle of Marengo. “But these shall escape out of his hands, even Edom, and Moab and the chief of the children of Ammon.” Bonaparte, when he went into Egypt, calculated to march into the East Indies, he advanced into Syria where after gaining some advantages he received a decisive check before St. John d’Aire, when he was obliged to raise the siege and retreat back to Egypt with the shattered remains of his

army. So the country once inhabited by the Edomites, Moabites and Ammonites “escaped out of his hands." 42, “He shall stretch forth his hands also

upon tries; and the land of Egypt shall not escape.” “Handssignifies power, and what country on the globe did not more or less feel the effects of Bonaparte's power? Egypt surely did not escape, for all lower Egypt was conquered by his arms. 43, " But he shall have power over the treasures of gold, and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt.” Bonaparte, in his conquest of Egypt, levied contributions upon the inhabitants of the country sufficient to support and pay his troops, and brought away much with him. “And the Lybians and Ethiopians shall be at his steps.” When he first went into Egypt, he landed his army in the coast of what was anciently called Lybia, and his last battle was fought in upper Egypt, what the ancients called Ethiopia. So both of these places were at his steps although neither of them was fairly conquered as


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was Egypt. 44," But tidings out of the east, and out of the north, shall trouble him.” This was what was at that time called the Holy Alliance. This was composed of most of the kings on the north and east of France, which finally proved the overthrow of the power of Bonaparte, and the restoration of the Bourbons on the throne of France. The news of this alliance caused him much trouble and also his immediate return to France. 6. Therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy and utterly to make away many.” This is a plain description of Bonaparte's campaign into Russia. He went forth with an army of 400,000 men, with fury, in order to break up the Holy Alliance. He did utterly destroy Moscow, and laid desolate the country through which he passed. He made away with more than two hundred thousand of his own army, besides the destruction of his enemies, say many thousands more. Such a destruction of life and property in one campaign was never known since the days of the Persians and the Greeks. 45, “And he shall plant the tabernacle of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain," (or mountain of delight.) This was literally fulfilled in May 26, 1805, when Bonaparte was crowned king of Italy at Milan, Italy lying between two seas. To “plant the tabernacle of his palace,” would be to establish him as king. “ Yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.' This closes the history of one of the most powerful monarchs, the most ambitious and fortunate of warriors, and a man of unbounded sway, that modern times had ever produced. He had destroyed, perhaps, more than 3,000,000 lives-he had dethroned more than one half of the kings of Europe-he had disposed of kingdoms at his will-all nations had been under the control of his decrees-he had commanded more than two millions of veteran soldiers the treasures of the four quarters of the globe lay at his feet. Yet" he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.” How soon the tale of his end is told. A breath, and his end is come; a vapor, and he is gone. O God! the breath of kings is in thy hand. Thy word goeth forth, and it is done. Thy decree passeth, and it stands fast, “He shall come to his end, and none shall help him.”.

Where are those kings that courted his alliance? Where the twenty millions of French who idolized him as a god ? Where are those two millions of veteran soldiers whose bodies had been used as ramparts to mount him to glory?

Where are his five brethren who sat in the seat of kings by his power? Where is his mother made a rich dowager by his munificence? Where, O where is the empress Maria, Louisa, and the young king of Italy?. “And none shall help him.” Yes, Bonaparte was by the British, after hie had resigned himself into their hands, carried a prisoner to the island of St. Helena in the Atlantic ocean, where he died in exile. “ He shall come to his end, and none shall help him."

By this history the kings of the earth may learn, that God can with perfect case, when the set time shall come, break them and their kingdoms to pieces, so that the wind may carry them away like chaff that no place shall be found for them.

I shall now examine the remainder of Gabriel's message contained in Daniel xii. 1, " And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great Prince which standeth for the children of thy people.” Michael in this passage must mean Christ, he is the great Prince, and Prince of princes.

The time here spoken of is when Bonaparte shall come to his end, and none to help him. This was in the latter part of the year A. D. 1815. There are two things for which Christ stands up for his people to accomplish, one is their faith and the other their judgment, Jer. iii. 13. Now it is evident he did not then stand up in judgment, therefore I shall choose the former, that he stood up to plead the cause of his people, to restrain-backsliders, and to add to the church of God many who should be saved. And blessed be his holy name, he accomplished his purpose ; for in the years 1816-17-18 more people were converted to the faith of Jesus than had been for thirty years before. Almost, and I know not but every town in these states was visited with a shower of mercy, and hundreds and thousands, yea, tens of thousands were born into the invisible kingdom of the dear Redeemer, and their names recorded among the members of the church of the first born. This has lasted in a great measure for 20 years, and has spread over a large share of the christian world, even the islands of the sea have lifted up their voices to God, and the wilderness has bloomed like the rose, and the heathen have seen of his salvation. The grace of God has distilled upon us like the morning dew, and like showers upon a thirsty soil. Surely this must be by the power of Michael, the great Prince of the Covenant. “And there shall be a time of trouble, such as there never

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