John Gifford Bellett

Nahum

Nahum J. G. Bellett. Section 7 of: The Minor Prophets (Ed. W. Kelly, Allan, 1870.) The Ninevite was the first great man of the earth in the age of the kingdom, as I may speak; as Nimrod, the ancestor, as to territory, of the Ninevite, had been the great man of the earth in the earlier age of the fathers. Nimrod had affected dominion and empire then, when as yet things were in simpler, and primitive condition. Now that kingdoms have been formed, and nations rather than families overspread t...

Micah

Micah J. G. Bellett. Section 6 of: The Minor Prophets (Ed. W. Kelly, Allan, 1870.) This prophet is mentioned and quoted in Jer. 26: 18. He was called to be one of the Lord's watchmen, much at the at time with Isaiah, and it was a marked time. The history of things in Judah was taking a peculiar character, and things in Israel were ripening for the sickle of the Assyrian. It was a day in importance only second to the day of the Chaldean; but it was second to that, I grant. For the captivity...

Jonah

Jonah J. G. Bellett. Section 5 of: The Minor Prophets (Ed. W. Kelly, Allan, 1870.) Our moral corruption is very deep. It is complete. But at times it will betray itself in very repulsive shapes, from which, with all the knowledge of it which we have, we instinctively shrink, confounded at the thought that they belong to us. Privileges under God's own hand may only serve to, develop instead of curing this corruption. The love of distinction was inlaid in us at the very outset of our aposta...

Isaac

Isaac Genesis 25 - 27. J. G. Bellett. Section 4 of: The Patriarchs: Being Meditiations upon Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job; The Canticles, Heaven and Earth. New Edition, Morrish, 1909. In the former papers, entitled ENOCH, NOAH, and ABRAHAM, I have followed the course of the Book of Genesis, down to the end of Gen. 24. I now propose to take it up from thence, and follow it on through chapters 25 - 27; Isaac, after Abraham, being the principal person there. There is, ho...

Abraham

Abraham Genesis 12 - 25. J. G. Bellett. Section 3 of: The Patriarchs: Being Meditiations upon Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Job; The Canticles, Heaven and Earth. New Edition, Morrish, 1909. In earlier parts of the book of Genesis, I have already traced two distinct histories — that of the antediluvian saints, or the times from Adam to Enoch; and that of Noah and of those who followed him, down to the scattering of the nations. The first of these histories occupies G...

God's Call out of the Earth

God's Call out of the Earth. J. G. Bellett. from Miscellaneous Papers (R. L. Allan) In the midst of the increased and still growing corruption of the whole scene around us, and of the threatened dissolving of all things, it is much laid upon the mind to consider with simplicity and clearness the character of our calling. The call of God out of the earth, and God's assertion of title to the earth, are things that greatly differ, and should be morally and practically distinguished by the sa...

The Bride of the Lamb

The Bride of the Lamb. J.G. Bellett. Extracted from "Collectanea" Subtitled, "Being some of the subjects considered at Leamington on 3rd June and four following days in the year 1839." Published unrevised in 1882 by J. S. Robertson, Edinburgh. The Lamb's bride is distinctly the heavenly Jerusalem, the heavenly companion of her Lord, quite distinct from Messiah's kingdom. Jerusalem is the earthly counterpart of the Lamb's bride. In our thoughts about these things, I feel that we do not kee...

The Birth of Jesus

The Birth of Jesus. J. G. Bellett. Christian Friend vol. 14, 1887, p. 216. Look at one or two features with me in Luke 2; that exquisitely beautiful scripture has more in it, I well know. "Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, goodwill toward men" (or good pleasure, or delight, in men). At the creation, God was providing for His own glory — for the blessing of the earth — for His peculiar joy and satisfaction in man. Now each of these great purposes is again answered in t...

A Letter to a Bereaved Brother

A Letter to a Bereaved Brother. J. G. Bellett. Christian Friend 1897 p. 207. (The date of this letter is not known — probably it was 1865: it was found among the papers of the brother who received it, after his departure to be with Christ. The annexed lines were written by the bereaved parent.) My dear John, How much I charge myself for want of joy in God; and I have just come from looking at a scripture that may be able to fix this charge still more home upon the spirit; I mean th...

Belshazzar's Feast in its Application to the Great Exhibition

Belshazzar's Feast in its Application to the Great Exhibition. from Musings on Scripture, Volume 2. J. G. Bellett. While Jeremiah was left at Jerusalem to witness the course of moral corruption there, and to warn of coming judgment, and while Ezekiel was among the remnant in the place of discipline or of righteousness on the river Chebar, Daniel is set among the Gentiles, even at Babylon, to learn the history and the ways of the Gentiles, or the world. We may see this in his first six chap...
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