39a PLANCHETTE. 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- world. 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 prophets.” 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).