"Quickened." Our guiltiness brought suffering upon Him, and His suffering brings us unto God.2. Now, all these hateful things, in every instance, are known to God. There is a touching story told regarding a body of men who had taken part in a rebellion, and were sentenced to have every tenth man of their number shot to deter others from doing what they had done. Jesus does nothing by Himself now. Christ's sufferings.1. They had sinned away their receptivity of the Divine message. The nature of His sufferings. And it is likely that this offer was made to all. They are "spirits in prison" — they are dead men fast holden in Divine custody, as guilty aforetime of a great disobedience, which sealed their fate here, and swept them promiscuously into a condition which men must call "judgment." So now the soul, finding itself rid of that fear, goes cheerfully through all other hazards; whereas the soul perplexed about that question, finds no relief in all other enjoyments: all propositions of lower comforts are troublesome to it.II. — not in His Divine nature — that is impassible — but in His human nature, which is passible. The "Just." It "brings us to God. Nay, further yet; by one true and deep interpretation of it the Cross of our Saviour is but the symbol of this doctrine. He had spoken in the days of His flesh of being "straitened" till the great "baptism" was accomplished. When you have a friend at court, you hope you will do well; but what a friend have we in the King's courts; even Him who is the Wonderful Counsellor! It gathers to itself all the words of the Sermon on the Mount, all the exhortations of nobleness of life, and living above this world, which had been dropping from Jesus' lips ever since He began His ministry. When Solomon would describe the love of the King to his bride, he said, "Upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir." He says, "Behold I and the children which God hath given Me." A place of confinement for trial.III. It is the Christian application of "God is spirit." Others think the way of pardon is trying to be as good as they can — saying their prayers, and striving to do what is right. A place of restraint.3. The third fact is, His dominion: "Angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto Him." How should we hate and abominate sin!3. In God's sight the ailment of humanity is sin. H. Wilson, D. D.I. he redeemed me!" It is the presentation of such a Saviour as this that makes confession easy to pride. The deliverance. (2) To teach us self-denial and mortification. By the sufferings of Christ all grounds of controversy between God and sinners were legally removed (Colossians 1:20). Assurances for Faithful Servants. The fact that there are spirits in hell to whom the gospel was once preached suggests two very solemn considerations:1. You know the two types of men, and of the approaches to them in every degree and form, from your daily experience with those about you; you know it still more from the experiences within you. Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do? The religion of Christ is true. All our approaches to God should be through Jesus Christ.(S. But for the present there is one blessing in particular. (1)In thought. Now I know you have some amazingly strong, fast, enduring, workout mammas in this congregation. The very trials of our life are ordered by a wiser will than ours, and are parts of a Heavenly Father's discipline. "To bring us to God."1. In, and as accomplished in, that humanity thus glorified, does the Father behold all His creatures and all His purposes; in Him it pleased the Father that all fulness should dwell, and that all things in heaven and in earth should be summed up. 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