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his hand, and gave him commandment to execute the fame w. IV. This office the Lord Jefus did most willingly undertake x; which that he might difcharge, he was made under the lawy, and did perfectly fulfil itz; endured most grievous torments immediately in his foula, and most painful sufferings

prieft: but he that faid unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

John v. 22. For the Father judgeth no man; but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: v. 27. and hath given him authority to execute judgment alfo, becaufe he is the Son of man. Mat xxviii. 18. And Jefus came, and spake unto them, faying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Acts ii. 36. Therefore let all the houfe of Ifrael know affuredly, that God hath made that fame Jefus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

IV. x Pfal. xl. 7. Then faid I, Lo, I come in the volume of the book it is written of me. v. 8. I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. With Heb. x. 5. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he faith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldst not, but a body haft thou prepared me: v. 6. in burnt offerings and facrifices for fin, thou haft had no pleafure: v.7. Then faid I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. v. 8. Above, when he faid, Sacrifice, and offering, and burnt-offerings, and offering for fin, thou wouldst not, neither hadft pleasure therein, (which are offered by the law;) v. 9. Then faid he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God, he taketh away the firft, that he may eftablish the fecond. v. 10. By the

which will we are fanctified, thro' the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. John x. 18. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of my felf: I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. Phil. ii. 8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

y Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulnefs of the time was come, God fent forth his fon made of a woman, made under the law.

z Mat. iii. 15. And Jefus anfwering, faid unto him, Suffer it to be fo now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteoufnefs. Then he fuffered him. Mat. v. 17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

a Mat. xxvi. 37. And he took with. him Peter, and the two fons of Zebedee, and began to be forrowful, and very heavy. v. 38. Then faith he unto them, My foul is exceeding forrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me. Luke xxii. 44. And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Mat. xxvii. 46. And about the ninth hour, Jefus cried with a loud voice, faying, Eli, Eli, lama-fabachthani? that is to fay, My God, my God, why haft thou forfaken me?


ings in his body b; was crucified, and died c; was buried, and remained under the power of death: yet faw no corruption d. On the third day he rose from the deade, with the fame body in which he suffered f; with which also he afcended into heaven, and there fitteth at the right-hand of his Father g, making interceffion h; and shall return to judge men and angels, at the end of the worldi.

Mat. xxvi, and xxvii, chapters. .Phil. ii. 8. (See the laft fcripture in x immediately foregoing.)

d Acts ii. 23. Him being delivered by the determinate counfel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands, have crucified and flain. v. 24. Whom God hath raised up, having loofed the pains of death, because it was not poffible that he fhould be holden of it. v. 27. Because thou wilt not leave my foul in hell, neither wilt thou fuffer thine holy one to fee corruption. And Acts xiii. 37. But he whom God raised again, faw no corruption. Rom. vi. 9. Knowing that Chrift being raifed from the dead, dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

e 1 Cor. xv. 3. For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I ⚫ alfo received, how that Chrift died for our fins according to the fcriptures: v. 4. And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the fcriptures: v. 5. And that he was feen of Cephas, then of the twelve.

f John xx. 25. The other difiples therefore faid unto him, We have feen the Lord. But he faid unto them, Except I fhall fee in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his fide, I will not believe. v. 27. Then faith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy

V. The finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my fide: and be not faithlefs, but believing.

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Mark xvi. 19. So then, after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and fat on the right-hand of God.

b Rom. viii. 34. Who is he that condemneth? It is Chrift that died, yea rather that is rifen again, who is even at the right-hand of God, who also maketh interceffion for us. Heb. ix. 24. For Chrift is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us. Heb. vii. 25. Wherefore he is able alfo to fave them to the uttermost, that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make interceffion for them.

i Romans xiv. 9. For to this end Chrift both died, and rofe, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. v. 10. But why doft thou judge thy brother? or why doft thou fet at nought thy brother? for we fhall all ftand before the judgment-feat of Chrift. Acts i, 11. Which alfo faid, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this fame Jefus which is taken up from you into heaven, fhall fo come in like manner as ye have feen him go into heaven. Acts x. 42. And he commanded us to


V. The Lord Jefus, by his perfect obedience and facrifice of himself, which he through the eternal Spirit once offered up unto God, hath fully fatisfied the justice of his Fatherk; and purchased not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all thofe whom the Father hath given unto him/

preach unto the people, and to teftify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the judge of quick and dead. Matt. xiii. 40. As therefore the tares are gathered and burnt in the fire; fo fhall it be in the end of this world. v. 41. The Son of man fhall fend forth his angels, and they fhall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; v. 42. and fhall caft them into a furnace of fire: there fhall be wailing and gnafhing of teeth. Jude 6. And the angels which kept not their firit eftate, but left their own habitation, he hath referved in everlasting chains under darknefs, unto the judgment of the great day. 2 Pet. ii. 4. For if God pared not the angels that finned, but cat them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be referved, unto judgment.


V. Rom. v. 19. For as by one mans disobedience many were made finners: fo by the obedience of one, fhall many be made righteous. Heb. 14. How much more fhall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered him elf without fpot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to ferve the living God? v. 16. For where a teftament is, there muft alfo of neceffity be the death of the teftator. Heb. x. 14. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are fanctified. Eph. v. 2. And walk

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in love, as Chrift also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a facrifice to God for a fweet fmelling favour. Rom. iii. 25. Whom God hath fet forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remiffion of fins that are past, through the forbearance of God; v. 26. to declare, I fay, at this time his righteoufnefs: that he might be juft, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jefus.

I Dan. ix. 24. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to finish the tranfgreffion, and to make an end of fins; and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlafting righteoufnefs, and to feal up the vifion and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy. v. 26. And after threefcore and two weeks fhall Meffiah be cut off, but not for himfelf; and the people of the prince that fhall come, fhall deftroy the city and the fanctuary, and the end thereof fhall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war defolations are determined. Col. i. 19. For it pleafed the Father, that in him should all fulness dwell; v. 20. and (having made peace through the blood of his crofs) by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. Eph. i. 11. In whom alfo we have obtained an inheritance, being predeftinated ac


VI. Although the work of redemption was not actually wrought by Chrift till after his incarnation, yet the virtue, efficacy and benefits thereof were communicated unto the elect in all ages, fucceffively from the beginning of the world, in and by those promises, types, and facrifices, wherein he was revealed and fignified to be the feed of the woman which fhould bruise the serpent's head, and the Lamb flain from the beginning of the world, being yesterday, and to day, the same and for ever m.

VII. Chrift, in the work of mediation, acteth according to both natures; by each nature, doing that which is proper to itselfn: yet, by reafon of the unity of the perfon, that which is proper to one nature, is fometimes in fcripture attributed to the perfon denominated by the other natureo.

cording to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counfel of his own will. v. 14. Which is the earnest of our inheritance, until the redemption of the purchased poffeffion, unto the praife of his glory. John xvii. 2. As thou haft given him power over all flefh, that he fhould give eternal life to as many as thou haft given him. Heb. ix. 12. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. v. 15. And for this cause he is the mediator of the new teftament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the tranfgreffions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promife of eternal inheritance.

VI. m Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God fent forth his Son made of a woman, made under the law, v. 5. to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of fons. Gen. iii. 15. And


I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy feed and her feed: it fhall bruife thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Rev. xiii. 8. And all that dwell upon the earth fhall worthip him, whofe names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb flain from the foundation of the world. Heb. xiii. 8. Jefus Chrift the fame yesterday, and to day, and for ever.


VII. » Heb. ix. 14. (See letter fcripture the fecond.) 1 Pet. iii. 18. For Chrift alfo hath once fuffered for fins, the just for the unjust, (that he might bring us to God) being put to death in the flesh, but quickned by the Spirit.

• Acts xx. 28. Take heed therefore unto your felves, and to all the flock, over the which the holy Ghoft hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath pur chafed with his own blood. John iii. 13. And no man hath afcended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man, which is in heaven. 1 John iii. 16.


VIII. To all those for whom Chrift hath purchased redemption, he doth certainly and effectually apply and com municate the famep; making interceffion for them q, and revealing unto them, in and by the word, the mysteries of fal vations; effectually perfuading them by his Spirit to believe and obey; and governing their hearts by his word and Spirit/; overcoming all their enemies by his almighty power and wisdom;

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

VIII. p John vi. 37. All that the Father giveth me, fhall come to me; and him that cometh to me, I will in no wife caft out. v. 39. And this is the Father's will which hath fent me, that of all which he hath given me, I should lofe nothing, but fhould raise it up again, at the last day. John x. 15. As the Father knoweth me, even fo know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the fheep. v. 16. And other fheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I muft bring, and they fhall hear my voice; and there fhall be one fold, and one thepherd.

1 John ii. 1. My little children, thefe things write I unto you, that Je fin not. And if any man fin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jefus Chrift the righteous: v. 2. and he is the propitiation for our fins: and not for ours only, but alfo for the fins of the whole world. Rom. vi. 34. Who is he that condemneth? It is Chrift that died, yea rather that is rifen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh interceffion for us.

John xv. 13. Greater love hath to man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. v. 15. Henceforth I call you not fervants; 1 for the fervant knoweth not what

his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that L have heard of my Father, I have made known unto you. Eph. i. 7. In whom we have redemption thro his blood, the forgiveness of fins, according to the riches of his grace; v.8. wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wifdom and prudence. v. 9. Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purpofed in himself. John xvii. 6. I have manifefted thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

John xiv. 16. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you ano ther Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever. Heb. xii. 2. Looking unto Jefus, the author and finifher of our faith; who for the joy that was fet before him, endured the crofs, defpifing the fhame, and is fet down at the right hand of the throne of God. 2 Cor. iv. 13. We having the fame fpirit of faith; according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken: we also believe, and therefore fpeak. Rom. viii. 9. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the fpirit, if fo be, that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. v. 14. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they E


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