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entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels 
unawares.” Angels of the Lord met Jacob on his return from 
Padanaram (Gen. xxxii. I.) ; also at Peniel an angel met and 
wrestled with Jacob : refusing to give his name, he wrestled all 
the night, until he said, “Let me go, for the day breaketh.” 
Moses was evidently in constant communication with the spirit- 
An angel appeared to Hagar (Gen. xvi.) ; and two to Lot 
(Gen. xix.). One called to Hagar (Gen. xxxi.) ; and to Abra¬ 
ham (Gen. xxii.) ; one spake to Jacob in a dream (Gen. xxxi.) ; 
one appeared to Moses (Exod. iii.) ; one went before the camp 
of Israel (Exod. xiv.) ; one spake to all the children of Israel 
(Judges ii.) ; one spake to Gideon (Judges vi.) ; and to the wife 
of Manoah (Judges xiii.) ; one appeared to Elijah (i Kings xix.) ; 
one stood by the threshing-floor of Oman (i Chron. xxi.) ; one 
talked with Zachariah (Zach. i.) ; one appeared to the two 
Marys at the sepulchre (Matt, xxviii.) ; one foretold the birth 
of John the Baptist (Luke i.) ; one appeared to the Virgin Mary 
Qtbid.) ; to the shepherds (Luke ii.); one opened the door of 
Peter’s prison (Acts v.) ; two were seen by Jesus, Peter, James, 
and John (Luke ix.). It will not do for scriptural objectors to say 
these angels were a distinct order of beings from man ; for those 
seen by the apostles were Moses and Elias, and that seen by 
John (Rev. xxii.), though called by him an angel, avowed him¬ 
self to be his fellow-servant, and “ one of his brethren, the 
The instances of miraculous cures are numerous. Read Lev. 
xv. and xvi., Num. v., i Kings xiii., i Kings xvii., 2 Kings ii. 4; 
iv. 5 ; xix. 20; Josh, x., &c. Hundreds of such cases could be cited 
from the Old Testament, hundreds from the New Testament. 
Christ said this power would continue, and that these signs 
should always follow those that believer “In my name shall 
they cast out devils ; they shall speak with new tongues ; they 
shall take up serpents ; and if they drink any deadly thing, 
it shall not hurt them ; they shall lay hands on the sick, and 
they shall reojover” (Mark xvi. 17, 18).


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