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“I made with their fathers in the day that I “ took them by the hand, to bring them out “ of the land of Egypt; (which my covenant “they brake, although I was an husband unto “ them, faith the Lord;) but this shall be the “ covenant that I will make with the houfe of “ Ifrael, After those days, faith the Lord, I will
put my law in their inward parts, and write " it in their hearts; and will be their God, and
they shall be my people," fer. xxxi. 31.–33.
Their national church shall be remarkable for righteousness and holiness ; into the new Jerusalem “ shall in no wise enter any thing " that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh a6 bomination, or maketh a lie; but they which " are written in the Lamb's book of life," Rev. xxi. 27. So the prophets assert, “ Open ye
the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in,” Isa. xxvi. 2. “ Thus faith the Lord of hofts, the God of “ Israel, As yet they shall use this speech in the “ land of Judah, and in the cities thereof, “ when I shall bring again their captivity, The « Lord bless thee, 0 habitation of justice, “ and mountain of holiness,” Jer. xxxi. 23. “ Then shall Jerusalem bé holy, and there shall “ no ftrangers pass through her any more," Joel iii. 17 .
« The remnant of Israel shall not “ do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a
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“ deceitful tongue be found in their mouth," Zeph. iii. 13.
" Thus faith the Lord, I am “ returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the e midst of Jerusalem ; and Jerusalem shall be « called, A city of truth; and the mountain “ of the Lord of hosts, the holy mountain," Zech. viii. 3. “ Then will I fprinkle clean "water upon you, and ye shall be clean : from « all your filthiness, and from all your idols, “ will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I
give you, and a new spirit will I put within you;
and I will take away the ftony heart out * of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of * flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, 16 and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye « shall keep my judgments, and do them,” Ezek. xxxvi. 25.-27
“And David my servant shall “ be king over them; and they all shall have "one shepherd: they shall also walk in my ** judgments, and observe my ftatures, and do « them,” Ezek. xxxvii. 24.
The presence of God which shall be given to the whole Christian Church throughout the world, during the Millennium, shall be more eminently bestowed on the Jewish church. When the Apostle faw the New Jerusalem " coming *“ down from God, out of heaven," he “ heard "a great voice out of heaven, saying, Behold, “ the tabernacle of God is with men, and he “ The city
“ will dwell with them, and they shall be his “ people, and God himself Ihall be with them, " and be their God," Rev. xxi. 3. “ had no need of the sun, neither of the moon " to shine in it; for the glory of God did light“ en it, and the Lamb is the light thereof," verse 23. This likewise has been foretold by the prophets, “ They shall dwell in the land that I " have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein
your fathers have dwelt.--Moreover, I will “ make a covenant of peace
with them. And “ will set my sanctuary in the midst of them " for evermore. My tabernacle also hall be “ with them; yea, I will be their God, and " they shall be my people,” Ezek. xxxvii. 25,
“ The fun shall be no more thy light by day, neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto chee, but the Lord shall be unto thee " an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
Thy sun shall no more go down, neither “ shall thy moon withdraw itself;—for the days “ of thy mourning shall be ended,” Ifaiah lx.
“ Thou shalt also be a crown of glory “ in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem “ in the hand of thy God,” Ifa. lxii. 3 “ shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as
an ensign upon his land," Zech. ix. 16. These two laft passages have the same meaning. They intimate that the Jewish church, upon their con
- They version and restoration, shall be as conspicuous among tbe Gentile churches, as a crown is in the dress of a king, or as the precious stones which adorn the crown, and make the most brila liant figure in it.
The Gentile churches shall acknowledge the superiority of the Jewish church, by receiving the ordinances of religion from her, and submitting to her decisions. “And the nations of them “ which are faved, shall walk in the light of “it : And the kings of the earth do bring their “glory and honour into it. And the gates of it “ shall not be shut at all by day; for there shall “ be no night there. And they shall bring the
glory and honour of the nations into it," Rev. xxi. 24, 25, 26. “ And the leaves of the " tree were for the healing of the nations," Rev. xxii. 2. This coincides exactly with the representation of the Old Testament prophets. “ Therefore thy gates shall be open
continual ly, they shall not be shut day nor night, that
men may bring unto thee the forces of the “ Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought. “ For the nation and the kingdom that will not “ serve thee, shall perish : yea, those nations “ shall be uiterly wasted. The fons also of " them that afflicted thee, shall come bending “ unto thee : and all they that despised thee, shall
“ bow themselves down at the foles of thy feet ; " and they shall call thee, The city of the Lord, “ the Zion of the holy One of Israel,” Ifa. lx, “11, 12. 14. “ Their feed shall be known a. mong
the Gentiles, and their offspring among “the people: all that see them fhall acknow.
ledge them, that they are the seed which the " Lord hath blessed,” Ifa. lxi.
" And thou, “O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the e daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, e. “ ven the first dominion; the kingdom shall
come to the daughter of Jerusalem,” Micah iv. 8. During the Millennium, “ the saints " shall take the kingdom," i. e. the church uni. versally shall rule over the world; but in that kingdom, the first dominion shall belong to the Jewish church. “ Thus faith the Lord of
hosts, In those days it shall come to pass, that “ ten men shall take hold out of all languages " of the nations, even shall take hold of the “ skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will
go with you; for we have heard that God is “ with you,” Zech. viii. 23. Here the nature of the dominion exercised by the Jewish church is illustrated. It is not that of conquerors over reluctant subjects, but that of paftors over a wil. ling people, who submit themselves to their government, from a conviction that God is emi.