Daniel 2:1-13; Nebuchadnezzar’s Forgotten Dream; It was said that Daniel had understanding in dreams; This chapter is a history, but it is the history of a prophecy, by a dream and the interpretation of it; The great perplexity that Nebuchadnezzar was put into by a dream which he had forgotten, and his command to the magicians to tell him what it was, which they could not pretend to do; Orders given for the destroying of all the wise men of Babylon, and of Daniel among the rest, with his fellows. B.C. 603

D A N I E L. CHAPTER 2 It was said (ch. i. 17) that Daniel had understanding in dreams; and here we have an early and eminent instance of it, which soon made him famous in the court of Babylon, as Joseph by the same means came to be so in the court of Egypt. This chapter is a history, but it is the history of a prophecy, by a dream and the interpretation of it. Pharaoh's dream, and Joseph's interpretation of it, related only to the years Continue Reading

Revelation 21:1-8; The New Jerusalem; Hitherto the Prophecy of this Book has presented to us a very remarkable mixture of light and shade, prosperity and adversity, mercy and judgment, in the conduct of Divine Providence towards the Church in the world: now at the close of all, the day breaks, and the shadows flee away; a new world now appears, the former having passed away; Thus the misery of the damned will illustrate the blessedness of those that are saved, and the blessedness of the saved will aggravate the misery of those that are damned. A.D. 95

R E V E L A T I O N. CHAPTER 21 Hitherto the prophecy of this book has presented to us a very remarkable mixture of light and shade, prosperity and adversity, mercy and judgment, in the conduct of divine Providence towards the church in the world: now, at the close of all, the day breaks, and the shadows flee away; a new world now appears, the former having passed away. Some are willing to understand all that is said in these last two Continue Reading