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tered in once into the holy place, Laving obtained eternal redemption for u», ix. 12. Ηow much more shall dhe blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to Ε purge your conscience from dead works, to serve the living God ! 14. For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world : but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared, to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself, 26. Τhe next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Βehold, the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world, John i. 29. Αnd ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins , and in him is no sin. . John iii. 5. See also on Μatt. xx. τer. 28. clauses 3, 4. f Who is he that condemneth 2 Ιt is Christ that died, yea rather, that is τisen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us, Rom. viii. 34. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God, Col. iii. 1, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead. and gave him glory ; Ε"ά faith and hope πmight be in God, 1 Ρet. i. 21. Το him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne, Rev. iii. 21. See also on Μatt.xxii. ver. 44. clause 1. and Μark χνι. ver. 19. clause 3. ε Τhine, Ο LoΕ D, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty : for all that is in the heaven and in the earth i, thine; thine is the kingdom, Ο Lono, and thou art exalted as head above all, 1 Chron. xxix. 11. Fair weather cometh out of the north : with God is terrible majesty, Job xxxvii. 22. Ατια he shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lon D, in the majesty of the name of the LoRτ his God , and they shall abide: for now shall be be great unto the ends of the earth, Μic. ν. 4. Ror we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the coming and power of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty, ε Ροι. Είο. Το the oaly
the Church : who is the beginning,
not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Αnd this shall be a sign unto you ; Υe shall find the babe wrapped in swaddlingclothes, lying in a manger. Αnd suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly hosts prais
ing God, and saying, Glory to God
in the highest, and on earth peace, good-will toward men, Luke ii. 9 -14. Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God;
angels, and authorities, and powers,
being made subject unto him, 1 Ρet, iii. 22. Αnd they sung a new song, saying, Τhou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation. Αnd hast made us unto our God kings aud priests: and we shall τeign on the earth. Αnd I beheld, and heard the voice of many angels round about the throne, and the beasts, and the elders : and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing, Rev. v. 9-12.
behold, the mountain was full of horses it shall break in pieces and consume andchariotsoffireround about Εlisha, all these kingdoms, and it shall stand vi. 17. Who maketh hisangels spirits, for ever, Dan. ii. 44. Ληd there was his ministers a flaming fire, Psal. civ. given him dominion, and glory, and 4. . Αbove it stood the seraphims: a kingdom, that all people, nations, oach one had six wings, with twain and languages, should serve him : his he εovered his face, and with twain he dominion is an everlasting dominion,
covered his feet, and with twain he did fly, Isa. vi. 2. Αs for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance uus like burning coals of fire, "nd like the appearance of lamps : it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and οut ofthe fire went forthlightning. Αnd the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning, Εzek. i. 13, 14, Α fiery stream issued and came forth from before him : thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him : the judgment was set, and the books were opened, Dan. vii. 10. Αnd the angel answered and said unto me, Τhese are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the LoRD of all the earth, Ζech. vi. 5.
which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, vii. 14. For he must reign till he has put all enemies under his feet, 1 Cor. xv. 25. For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, 2 Ρet. i. 11. α Τhe God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, Ηe that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God, 2 Sam. xxiii. 3. Give the king thy judgments, Ο God, and thy righteousness unto the king's son. Ηe shall judge thy people with righteousuess, and thy poor with judgπment. Τhe mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. , Ηe shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. Ρsal. lxxii. 1-1. In his days shall the righteous flourish, and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth 7. Υea, all kings shall fall down before him : all nations shall serve him. For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth, the poor also, and him that hath no helper. Ηe shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. Ηe shall redeem their souls from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight, 11-14. Τhe king's
» See on John i. ver. 1. clause 4.
• Τhy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion enduroth throughout all generations, Psal.cxiv. 13. Όf the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to es, tablish it with judgment and with justice, from henceforth even for ever. Τhe zeal of the Lon D of hosts will peτίσrm this, Isa. ix. 7. ,,Αnd in the aays of these kings shall the God of neaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but
strength also loveth judgment , thoύ dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob, χcix. 4. Οf the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to esta
blishit with judgmentand with justice
from henceforth even for ever. Τhe 2eal of the Lon D of hosts will perform this, Isa. ix. 7. Βehold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. Αnd a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest, as rivers of water in a dry place,
* For such an Ηigh Ρriest became us, uho is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens, Ηeb. vii. 26. Τhe LoRD trieth the righteous : but the wicked, and him that loveth violence, his soul hateth, Psal. xi. 5. Ηe loveth righteousness and judgment : the earth is full of the goodness of the LonD, xxxiii. 5. Ror the LoRD loveth judgment, andforsaketh nothissaints, they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off, xxxvii 28. Ι delight to do thy will, Ο, my God, yea, thy law is within my heart, xl. 8, Τhou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hathanointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows, xlv. 7. For l the LonD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt ofiering , and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them, Isa. lzί. 8.
"Τhrough thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way, Psal. cxix. 104, Τherefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all thίκgs to be right , αnd I hate every
also them that hold the doctrine of
of righteousness, the planting of the Lonn, that he might be gloritied, Isa. Ιxi. 3. Νow the God of hope till you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Ηoly Ghost, Rom. ατ. 13. Βut the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Gal. ν. 22. "For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one : for which cause he is not ashamed to callthem brethren, Ηeb. ii. 11. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, 1 Cor. i. 9. Τhat which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ, 1 John i. 3.
n Οf old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth , and the heavens are the work of thy hands. Τhey shall perish, but thou shalt endure : yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment , as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed ; Βut thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end, Psal. cii. 25-27. 5 See on Luke ii. ver. 11. clause 3. • In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, Gen. i. 1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Τhe same was in the beginning with God. Αll things were made by him, and without him was πot any thing made that was made, John i: 1-3. Αndunto theangelofthe church of the Laodiceans write; Τhese «hings saith the Αmen, the faithful and true Witness, thebeginning of the creation of God, Rev. iii. 14. 4 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he ap
pointed the foundations of the earth,
Ρrov. viii. 29. Τhus saith God the Ιοπ D, he that created the leavens, and stretched them out ; he that spreadforth the earth, and that which cometh out ofit, he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein, Isa. xlii. 5. Μine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens : ωhen I call untothem, they standup together, xlviii. 13. Αnd forgettest the LoπD thy Μaker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth ; and hast feared continually every day, because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy ! and where is the fury of the oppressor : li. 13. Αh Loπn God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched-out arm, ανια there is nothing too hard for thee, Jer. xxxii. 17. Τhe burden of the word of the Loπ D for Ιsrael, saith the Loπ D, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him, Ζech. xii. 1. • Αnd lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, eren all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the Lon p thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven, Deut. iv. 19. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained : What is man, that thou art mindful of him 2 and the son of man, that thou visitest him * Ρsal. viii. 3, 4. Τhe heavens declare the glory of God , and the firmament sheweth his handy-work, xix. 1. Βut now, Ο Ιon D, thou ανt our Father, we are the clay, and thou our potter , and we all are the work ofthy hand, Isa Ixiv. 8.