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In not a few instances the Scriptures possess both a literal and a mystical force: Example 4

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber.” Just as the sun in the early morning throws back the curtains of his pavilion, issuing forth to disperse the sombreness of night, so in the Gospel Christ appears as a Bridegroom, removing the darkness of unregeneracy from His people, to be loved and admired by all who believe. “And rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race,” fully assured of His triumph (Revelation 6:2). “His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it.” In Micah 5:2, we are told that Christ’s “going forth have been from of old, from the days of eternity” (margin). Those goings forth were, first, in that everlasting covenant which is ordered in all things and sure, wherein He promised “Lo, I come to do Thy will, O God.” Second, in the announcements of prophecy, when, from Genesis 3:15, onwards, the curtains were thrown back wider and wider, for the person of the Messiah to appear in increasing distinctness, until in Isaiah 53 He stood forth fully revealed. Third, in the travels of the Gospel from one side of the earth to the other, which will continue until His yet grander appearing. When He shines into a soul “there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.” This interpretation is confirmed by verse 7: “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul.”

Arthur W. Pink-Interpretation of the Scriptures

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