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ANNOUNCING THE COMING OF
CALL TO THE HEBREWS,
"And there shall come forth a ROD out of the STEM of JESSE, and a BRANCH shall grow out of his ROOTS."
Revelation xxii. \6, 17.
"I am the ROOT and the OFFSPRING of DAVID, and the bright and morning STAR."
Here is a call to the Jews, to answer, how they will expect the Branch, without the Root, whom they cut off, and set at nought.
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I SHALL begin my address to tlie Jews from Jacob's dying words.
Genesis xlix. 10, 11,22, 23, 24: 2.f>, 26.—"' Tito sceptre sball not depart from Judah, ncr a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiioh come, and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine: he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes. His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk. Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall. The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him. But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong, by the hands of the mighty God < f Jacob: from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel. Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb. The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors, unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills; they shaH be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separated from his brethren."
Now, earth, earth, hear the Lord's controversy with his people: now bring forth your arguments, and shew your strong reasons, how you will prove the Prophets without the Gospel, or the Gospel without the Prophets, Come to the Psalms.
Psalm Ixviii. 18.—" Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious*
also, that the Lord God might dwell among them. Psalm ex. 1, 2.—" The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies,"
The Answer of the Spirit.
** And now I shall set this Sign to the Jew«, whereby they shall know whether my Gospel is true or not. For, like Joseph, was my life sought by them, and, like Joseph, I was separated from them; but now, like Joseph, will I make myself known unto them, by signs and wonders that I shall set before them. This year, in the sixty-fifth year of thy age, thou shalt have a Son, by the power of the Most High, which if they receive as their Prophet, Priest, and King, then I will restore them to their own land, and cast out the heathens for their sakes, as I cast out them when they cast out me, by rejecting me as their Saviour, Prince, and King, for which I said I was born, but not at that time to establish my kingdom. Know, I was then despised and rejected of men, according to the words of the Prophet: for who can declare my generation? But now let them answer the Prophets, how they can prove them true, without my first coming to take man's nature upon Me, in the virgin's womb, and to die for the transgression of man, by the enmity that was kindled against Me? And, when the end cometh, for Me to fulfil Jacob's dying words, then, in like manner, it is by the power of my Spirit, the power of my strength, that a Second Son must be horn, like thejirst; that is, of God, and not of man. And now come to the second Psalm. rJ ,/