This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 Excerpt: ... but they would have so forcibly felt the necessity of it, that they would not have attempted to oppose its performance. 'How far from the thoughts of Judas, at this time, was the idea that he would ere long betray his Master. How little he imagined, when he and the other'disciples endeavoured to persuade Jesus not to go into Judea for fear of the Jews, that he would be the person to deliver him into their hands. It has been the lot of most royal conquerors to have followers about them, who could in some measure, enter into their designs, and willingly forward their enterprise. But the case was far otherwise with our Lord. The most lofty design ever undertaken in our world, was now hastening to its completion. The decisive battle was now about to be fought, which was to decide the fate of a vast race. The mighty warrior marched to the conquest, and the numerous hosts of his enemies prepared to meet him;, legions of invisible foes were waiting at Jerusalem to receive him, and were drawing together all their forces for this last grand effort. Yet none could in any way participate in his feelings. His disciples, so far from being able to understand the object he had undertaken, endeavoured to hinder him from using the only means which could accomplish it, if he had but alluded to it to them. 'He was in Galilee, and was now going to Jerusalem to be crucified. We may conjecture, but can never comprehend the feelings which occupied the mind of Jesus; in this memorable walk. All that he had to undergo presented itself to his mind, yet he willingly undertook it; for " he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem." 'As he walked along, he would see on one side, troops of demons flying to the scene of contest, resolved to oppose him. On the other, the soul...
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