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God is a Spirit, seems it odd.
To sing aloud the blood of God 2.
Yea, hence my peace and joy refult,
And here my lasting hope is built y.
Love through his blood a vent has fought,
Yet divine love was never bought :
Mercy could never purchas'd be,
Yet ev'ry mercy purchas'd he z.
His triple station brought my peace,
The Altar, Priest, and Sacrifice a;

w Rom. v. 20, 21. But where fin abounded, grace did much more abound: that as Gin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord. Pfal. Ixxxv. 10. Mercy and truth are met together: righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

* John iv. 24. God is a Spirit, and they that worship him, must worship him in fpirit and in truth. Acts xx. 23. Feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

, Rom. v. 1. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christa v. 10, For if when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son ; much more being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. 1 Pet. ii. 15. Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear. u 18. For Christ hath also once offered for fins, the just for the unjust, (that he might bring us to God), being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.

z Rom. v. 9. Much more than being now justified by his blood, we fhall be faved from wrath through him. 5. 26. See letter w. John iii. 16. God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, fhould not perish, but have everlasting life. Rom. ix. 15. God faith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mer: cy, and I will have compaffion on whom I will have compask?a. Eph. i. 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath bleffed us with all spiritual blessings in bear, enly places in Chrift.

á Heb. xiii. io. We have an altar whereof they have no

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His triple office ev'ry thing,
My Priest, my Prophet is, and-King b.
This King, who only nran became,
Is both the Lion and the Lamb c:
A King of kings, and kingdoms broad d;

A servant both to man and Gode. right to eat, which serve the tabernacle. And it. 17. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren; that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest, in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the fins of the people. And ix. 26. But now once in the end of the world, hath Christ appeared to put away In by the sacrifice of kimlelf.

6 Acts vii. 37. This is that Mofes which faid onto the chil. dren of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear." Ifa xxxiii. 22. The Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgives, the Lord is our King, he will save us.

ci Tim. iii. 16. And without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the Heth, &c. Rev. V. 5, 6. And one of the elders said unto me (John,) Weep not: behold the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and lo, in the midft of the throne, and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, food a Lamb as it had been sain, having seven horas, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God fene forth into all the earth. 0. 1 2. Worthy is the Lamb that was Nain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

d Rev. xix. 16. And he [the Word of God) hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. 161. xxxvii. 450 16. And Hezekiah prayed unto the Lord, saying, O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth, thou hast made heaven and earth.

Rev. xi. 1S. And the seventh angel founded, and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he hall meign for ever and ever.

This Prophet kind himself has set
To be my book and alphabet,
And ev'ry needful letter plain,
Alpha, Omega, and Amen f.

SECT. XII.
The mystery of the Believer's fixed ftate further en-

larged; and his getting forth out of evil.
EHOLD, I'm all defild with fin a,

Yet loall glorious within b.
In Egypt and in Goshen dwell c;
Still moveless, and in motion still d.

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& Matth. XV. 28. The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for m2. ny. Phil. i. 7. Chuift Jesus made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a fervant, and was made in the likenese of men. Isa. xlii. 1. Behold my servant whom I up. hold, mine ele&t in whom my soul delighteth. And liii. 17. By his knowledge shall my righteous fervant juftify many.

f Rev. i. 8. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, faith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. v. 1. I am Alpha and Dimega, the first and the last : and, What thou (John] seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Afia. And xxi. 6. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end : I will give unto him that is athirst, of the fountain of the water of life freely. And xxii. 13. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and che last. And iii. 14. And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans, write, These things faith the Amen, the the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God, &c.

a Ifa. Ixiv. K. But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.

6 Psalm xlv. 13. The King's daughter is all glorious Within her clothing is of wrought gold.

c Pfalm çxx, 5, 6. Wo is me that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tests of Kedar. My soul hath long dwelt

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Unto the name that moft I dread,
I fee with joyful wings and speed e.
My daily hope does moft depend
On him I daily most offend f.
All things against me are combin'd,
Yet working for my good, I find g.
l'on rich in midst of poverties b,

And happy in my miseries i. with him that hateth peace. And xvi. 5, 6. The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup: thou maintain. en my

lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places : yea, I have a goodly heritage. d

Cor. xv. 38. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye. stedfalt, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of she Lord, for as much as you know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

e Psalm cyliä. 2. O Lord enter not into judgment with thy servant : for in thy light shall no man living be jnftified. v. 9. Deliver me, O Lord; from mine enemies: I Nee unte thee to hide me.

s Pfalm xxv. 11. For thy name's fake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity ; for it is great. Jer. xiv. 7. O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have linned against thee.

& Gen. xlii. 36. And Jacob their father said unto them, Me have ye hereaved of my children: Jofeph is not, and Simeon is not, and ye will take Benjamin away : all these things are against me. Rom. vii. 28. And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

h Rev. ija8, 9. And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna, write, Thefe things faith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive ; I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich.)

Rom. v. 3, 4, 5. And not only fo, but we glory in tribulations also knowing that tribulation worketh patience ; and patience, experience, and experience, hope ; and hope maketh not alhamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts, by the Holy Ghost which was given onto us. 2 Cor. xii. 10. Therefore I (Paol] take pleasure in infirmi.

Oft my Comforter sends me grief,
My Helper sends me no relief k.
Yet herein my advantage lies,
That help and comfort he denies ?.
As seamsters into pieces cut
The cloth they into form would put,
He cuts me down to make me up,
And empties me to fill my cup m.
I never can myself enjoy,
Till he my woful felf destroy;
And most of all myself I am,

When most I do myself disclaim n. ties, in reproaches, in neceflities, in perfecutions, in distresses for Christ's fake : for when I am weak, than am I strong.

A Lam. i. 16. For these things I weep, mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, becaufe the comforter, that fhould relieve my soul, is far from me. Ifa. xlv. 15. Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Lsrael the Saviour.

I Ifa. XXX. 18. And therefore will the Lord wait, that he way be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you; for the Lord is a God of judgment; blesked are all they that wait for him.

m Hof. v. 15. I will go and return unto my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early. And vi. 1, 2. Come and let us re. turn onto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal use be hath (mitten, and he will bind us on. After two days will he revive us, in the third day he will raise us up, anu ***

wie Mall live in his fight. Psalm cvii. 9. God fatisfieth the longing foul, and fillech the hungry soul with goodnefs. Luke i: 53. And Mary, faid,--He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he hath fent empty away. n. Luke ix. 29, 24. And Jefus said to them all

, if any man will come after let bim deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it; but whosoever will lofe his life for my fake, the same Ihall save it. Rom. viii

. 13. If ye live after the Aesh, ye shall X

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