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Promise of a glorious Reward to Christ himself, and eternal Life to his spiritual Seed: J. xlix. 4.-9. Then I said, Surely my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God, &c.' Tit. 1. 2. ' In hope of eternal life, which God that cannot lye, promised before the world began." The eternal Life promised in the Covenant of Grace, included in it all Things necessary to make a Sinner appy, in Soul and Body, for Time and Eternity Rom. X. 5. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doth those things, shall live by them.' Compared with Hab. ii. 4. The juft shall live by

his faith.' Even the Promise' of eternal Life to Christ's spiritual Seed, was made to Christ himself immediately, and to them mediately in him : Tit. i. 2 forecited. Heb. viii. 10. For this is the co

venant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, faith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts : and I will be to them a God, and they . hall be to me a people.” 2 Tim. i. 9. God hath ' saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his

own purpose and grace which was given us in * Christ Jesus, before the world began. Gal. iii. 16. 'Now to Abraham and his feed were the promises made. He saith not, And to feeds,

as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, ' which is Christ.'

It is necessary to the Salvation of a Sinner, that he

personally enter into the Covenant of Grace : Eph. ii. 12." At that time ye were without Chrift, being aliens from the commonwealth of Ifrael, and strangers from the covenants of promise,

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having no hope, and without God in the worldi! Accordingly, the Administration of the Covenant is committed unto Jesus Christ the Head of it: 11. xlix. 8. Thus faith the Lord, I will give thee

for a covenant of the people. And all the Benefits of the Covenant are lodged in his Hand: Col. f i. 19. 'For it pleased the Father, - that in him

should all fulness dwell. And he is in powered to administer the Covenant to Sinners

kind indefinitely : John iii. 17.'God sent as Son * into the world to condemn the world, but that

the world through him might be saved.' Prov. viii. 4. "Unto you, O men, I call, and my voice is

to the sons of man.' If. lv. 1. 2. 3. 'Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat,

yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money

for that which is not bread? and " labour for that which satisfieth not? heark.

en diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness

. ' Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and

your soul shall live, and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies

of David.' That Chríft is impowered to administer the Covenant to Sinners of Mankind indefi:ely, can very well be, though he represented the clect only in it; for the Father is so well pleafed with the Performance of the Condition thereof, that Chriít crucified is made the Ordinance of God for Salvation, to Sinners of Mankind indefinitely, according to the Promise of the Covenant to him, he being in himself fufficient thereto: John iii. 14. 15. 15. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in

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'the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be • lifted up : that whosoever believeth in him, Should not perish, but have eternal life. For 'God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, thould not perish, but have everlasting life.' Matth. xxii. 4. Again he sent forth other fervants, laying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I

epared my dinner : my oxen and my fauo. are killed, and all things are ready : come unto the marriage.' 1 John iv. 14. 'And . we have seen and do testify, that the Father fent

the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Com. pared with If. xlix. 6. 'I will give thee for a light

to the Gentiles, that thou may st be my falva'tion unto the end of the earth. vers. 8. I will

give thee for a covenant of the people. Accordingly, Christ actually offers the Covenant of Grace to Sinners of Mankind indefinitely, and that in the Gospel : Mark xvi. 15. 16. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach

the gospel to every creature. He that believeth * and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that be

lieveth not, shall be damned.' And a Sinner is personally and savingly instated in the Covenant of Grace, by Faith in Jesus Christ : Ačts xvi. 31. And

they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.' The Nature then of fonal Covenanting, in order to obtain Salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, lies in taking hold of God's Covenant of Grace, by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ : II. lvi. 4.

( Thus 'saith the Lord unto the cunuchs that take

hold of my covenant, &c.' Chap. Iv. 3. fore. cited. John. x. 9. I am the door : by me if any

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man enter in, he shall be saved.' Eph. ii. 17. " That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith.' And believing in Christ enters us into the Covenant of Grace, to partake of all the Benefits thereof, as it unites us to Christ the Second Adam, the Head of the Covenant; Eph. iii. 17. forecited. Rom. xi. 17.' And if some of the branches be broken off,

and thou being a wild olive-tree, wert graffed ' in amongst them, and with them partake of the root and fatness of the olive-tree,

One cannot, in respect of the State of his Soul before God, be under the Covenant of Works and the Covenant of Grace, at one and the same Time : Rom. vi. 14. • Ye are not under the law, but under grace. Therefore, Believers, that Moment they enter into the Covenant of Grace, are fully fet free from the Covenant of Works: Rom. vi. 14.

Sin shall not have dominion over you.' Chap. vii. 4. 'Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ;

should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should

bring forth fruit unto God.' And they are lawfully set free from it, forasmuch as Faith gives it full Count and Reckoning, pleading and counting up to it, that Righteousness which Christ fulfilled Rom. ij. 31.''Do we then make void the law

through faith? God forbid : yea, we establish the

law.' Chap. viii. 3. 4. ' For what the law could • not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, • God sending his own Son, in the likeness of sin“ful flesh, and for sin condemned fin in the flesh :

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The Effects of personal entering into the Covenant of Grace, are, Deliverance out of the Estate of Sin and Misery, and being brought into a State of Salvation. The Bands of our Sin and Mifery are loosed in the Covenant of Grace, through our being set free from the Covenant of Works : Rom. vii. 5. 6. ' For when we were in the flesh, the

motions of sins which were by the law, did work ' in our members to bring forth fruit unto death. But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held ; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter.' 1 Cor. xv. 56. 57. ' The sting of death is

and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victor", through our Lord Jesus Christ.”. And we are fttled in a State of Salvation in the Covenanto , through our being married to Christ: Rom. il. 1. točecited. Col. ii. 9. 10. 'For in him dwelleth ali ne i Iness of the Godhead bodily. Andye are complear a him.'

Now, God thus brir his Elect out of the Estate of Sin and Misery, into a State of Salvation by a Redeemer. A Redeemer, in Scripture-sense, is one who delivers "arotzer by Price or by Power : Lev. xxv. 51. ' If thč: be yer many years behind; according unto then he shall give again the price of his redemption, out of the money that he was bought for. Exod. vi. 6. ? Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage : and I will redeem you with a stretched-out arm, and with great judg. ments.? And such a Redeemer was necessary for the Elect, as should redeem them, both by

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