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God'S Jewels!

God's Jewels! William Nicholson, 1862 "They will be Mine," says the LORD Almighty, "in the day when I make up My jewels! " Malachi 3:17 However the children of God may be despised by the carnally-minded — yet they are beloved of the Lord. The appellations by which He addresses them, through the insp... Read More

The Furnace Of Affliction!

The Furnace of Affliction! William Nicholson and Milburn Cockrell "Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction!" Isaiah 48:10 The Bible has much to say about the afflictions of God's people. Psalm 34:19 declares: " Many are the afflictions of the rig... Read More

The Presence Of God In Affliction

The Presence of God with the Afflicted by William Nicholson, 1862 "When you pass through the waters — I will be with you. When you pass through the rivers — they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire — you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze!" Isaiah 43:2 The his... Read More


AFFLICTIONS! William Nicholson, 1862 "Affliction does not come from the dust, neither does trouble spring out of the ground. Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward." Job 5:6, 7 Man is born in sin, and therefore born to trouble. There is nothing in this world we are born to, and can t... Read More

The Separation Of The Righteous From The Wicked!

The Separation of the Righteous from the Wicked! William Nicholson, 1862 "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd sepa... Read More

Approaching Mortality!

Approaching Mortality! William Nicholson, 1862 "Only a few years will pass, before I go on the journey of no return." Job 16:22 The sun rises daily, and we think little of it. Just so, the frequency and commonness of death, causes it to be little thought of. Every day, men go to their long home , an... Read More

Jordan And Canaan Typical

Jordan and Canaan Typical of Death and Heaven by William Nicholson, 1862 "For you shall pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God gives you; and you shall possess it, and dwell therein." Deuteronomy 11:31 The design of this chapter is to stimulate the Israelites to obedie... Read More

The Church Triumphant!

The Church Triumphant! William Nicholson, 1862 "Then one of the elders asked me, "These in white robes — who are they, and where did they come from?" I answered, "Sir, you know." And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white... Read More

The Commencement And Progress Of Religion In The Soul

The Commencement and Progress of Religion in the Soul William Nicholson, 1862 "Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus!" Philippians 1:6 "The Gospel is the power of God to salvation." It changes the state of the sinne... Read More

The Sacrifice Of Christ!

The Sacrifice of Christ! William Nicholson, 1862 "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed!" 1 Peter 2:24 These words are full of joyful interest to the people of God. They contain the sublimest doct... Read More

The Will Of Christ!

The Will of Christ! William Nicholson, 1862 "Father, I will those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world." John 17:24 "Never a man spoke like this man!" And never a man prayed like this man! W... Read More

God, The Portion Of His People!

God, the Portion of His People! William Nicholson, 1862 "The Lord is the portion of my inheritance!" Psalm 16:5. See also Psalm 73:26; 119:57; 142:5; Jeremiah 51:19. This passage describes the wealth and happiness of believers ; and in that respect, their infinitely superior state to that of the wic... Read More

God, The Refuge Of His People!

God, the Refuge of His People! William Nicholson, 1862 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble." Psalm 46:1 "The righteous is more excellent than his neighbor," the wicked. This remark will hold good in reference to moral character and conduct — and also spiritual e... Read More

The Refiner!

The Refiner! William Nicholson, 1862 "He will be like a refiner's fire! He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver!" Malachi 3:2-3 In the context, Malachi predicts the coming of the Messiah, which, to the pious Jews, was an object... Read More

The Happiness Of Being With Christ, Preferable To Continuance On Earth

The Happiness of Being with Christ, Preferable to Continuance on Earth by William Nicholson, 1862 "We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body — and to be present with the Lord." 2 Corinthians 5:8. When the path of the traveler is very rough and dreary, it is natural that ... Read More

Grateful Acknowledgment Of Divine Goodness

Grateful Acknowledgment of Divine Goodness William Nicholson, 1862 "The Lord has done great things for us; whereof we are glad." Psalm 126:3 A deep sense of entire dependence upon God as the source of all true enjoyment, will ever pervade the mind of the Christian. I. A Pleasing Statement: "The Lord... Read More

Divine Comfort!

Divine Comfort! William Nicholson, 1862 "As a mother comforts her child — so will I comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem." Isaiah 66:13 The condescending love of God to sinners is most astonishing. Though he is the High and Lofty One — yet he knows, pities, and cares for worms of the... Read More

Christ, Our Example

Christ, Our Example William Nicholson, 1862 "To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps ." 1 Peter 2:21 When Peter wrote his epistle, the Church was exposed to much persecution; he therefore reminds them that Christ, who was ... Read More

The Expectation Of Eternal Life

The Expectation of Eternal Life William Nicholson, 1862 "Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life." Jude 21 This poor world is full of sin, sorrow, pain, and death. If we had this life only — we would be most miserable. But the Christian ha... Read More

The Journey Of God'S Ransomed People To Heaven

The Journey of God's Ransomed People to Heaven William Nicholson, 1862 "No lion will be there, nor will any ferocious beast get up on it; they will not be found there. But only the redeemed will walk there, and the ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy ... Read More

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