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Sacrament once was, it always will be, con-
ye all of this ; for this is my Blood of
For the sacramental or symbolical Body and Blood, were instituted to supply the Place of the natural; and to be in Construction and beneficial Effect, the same Thing with it *. And therefore after Consecration, they are called by the Names of what they are Pledges of, and are ordained to convey, * Waterland on the Eucharist, p. 329.
ed to procure.
SERM. because though not literally, yet in just Con
struction and certain Effect, they are the very
in Christ, and Christ in us; we are one with SERM. Christ, and Christ with us. . What farther Blessings that mystical Union must draw along with it, I have not now Time to say : But having now shewed that this Ordinance is not only a positive, but also a rational Service ; that it is such a one as the Reason of it, as well as the Command appears ; we may hope that all who are influenced by Reason, instead of questioning the Expediency of the Institution, and undervaluing or lessening it's Virtues and Effects ; will obediently and diligently submit to the one, and with Joy and Thankfulness aspire to the other.
Jesus an High Priest of the true-Ta
HEB. IX. 7, 11, 12.
Prie alone, once every Year, not without
the Errors of the People.
good Things to come, by a greater and more
that is to say, not of this Building ;
by his own Blood, be entered in once into the holy Place, baving obtained eternal Redemption for us.
O fhew you how truly our Jesus, as
the Christ, was, as a Prophet, so a Priest, as the Predictions concerning the Mefliah in the Old Testament foretold he should be ; I explained to you,
the Nature and Office of the High Priesthood S ERM. amongst the Jews : Which, being a Priesthood instituted by God himself, will furnish us with the truest Notion of a Priest and being instituted as a Type of what the Meffiah was to do, when he came, will best instruct us how far Jesus acted as the Messiah, in his priestly Character, in what he has done, and continues to do for the Expiation of the Sins of Men.
The Time, which the Remainder of what is needful to be said upon this Subject will require, will spare me none for a Recapitulation of what I have said already : For the Contents of my last therefore I must trust to your Memories : Only I shall remind
you that in describing the Office of the High Priest of the Jews, I observed to you that after the Sacrifice was offered, and the Blood of it Thed in the outward Court, a proper Emblem of the Place of Mortality, the Priest was in the next Place to carry the Blood into the inmost, or most holy Place of the Tabernacle, and there to sprinkle it upon and before the Mercy Seat. It was not enough for him, on this Day, to pour out the Blood on the brazen Altar in the outward Court ; nor to sprinkle it before the