THE COMING SAVIOUR.
and drink," and they returned and said, "Never
man spake like this man."
3rd. By suffering. It behoved Christ to suffer,
otherwise he could have never fulfilled the prophe¬
cies concerning him. He said to his disciples: "I
have desired to eat this passover with you before I
suffer." No human tongue can tell the pains and
groans of our dying Lord. He must have suffered;
for on that doleful night before his death, when the
sins of the whole world were laid upon him, he said:
" My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death."
"He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he
opened not his mouth: he was brought as a lamb
to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers
is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth." When be¬
fore the world he hung, friendless, despised and for¬
saken, the cross his throne and a band of thorns
his crown, in agony and pain he yielded up the
ghost and said: " It is finished."
Now in conclusion I would say that the divinity,
goodness, and suffering of our dear Redeemer are
drawing and gathering the people to-day, and will
draw and gather them till time shall be no more.
Shiloh is come into the flesh to destroy the works of
the devil, the sceptre has departed from Judah and
the lawgiver from between his feet, and there is unto
him a wonderful gathering of the people. Many are
coming from the north, west, east and south and are