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will swallow up death in victory, and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces, and the rebuke of his people shall be taken away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it. And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God, we have waited for him, and be will save; us : this is the Lord, we have waited for. him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”
"When were these words fulfilled by the unbelieving Jews, who now stand out in unbelief; But let them see from the desire of the Christians, who are longing and waiting for the salvation of the Lord, looking for his coming to swallow up death in victory, it is by them the words are fulfilling. So let them not say that the Christians will be cut off, at the coming of the Lord, whom they are waiting for. But now I will tell them who will be cut off: those who reject the GOSPEL, and put their trust in the Laws of Moses; if they do not keep those laws perfect and holy before God, then Moses's LAWS are a swift witness against them, and they will be cut off according to his words.
Deuteronomy, xxvi. 16. “ This day the Lord thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart and with all thy soul. Thou hast avouched the Lord this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice.”
“Now let them answer, if all this is done by them : will not conscience now condemn them, that the Laws of Moses are witness against them? And let them look to the 28th chapter, bow great were the promises made to the Hebrews, if they kept all the laws wbich Moses gave them: and let them look to the 15th verse. “ But it
shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all bis commandments, and all his statutes, which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee." Then let them see the chapter to the end, and sec what room they have to boast that they shall not be cut off: if they rely upon the Laws of Mos Es, and do not keep them, then their condein nation is sure. So now is the time for all men to fix, which they will look unto the promises of God, made in the GOSPEL, or the Laws of MOSES...
John, i. 17. “For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." ; -John, iij. 14-17. “ And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world ; but that the world through him inight be saved.”
Psalms, xl. 6-8. “Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire ; mine ears hast thou: opened : burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of ME, I delight to do thy will, O my. God: yea, thy law is within my heart." ;
Isaiah, i. 11-12.“ To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts, and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he. goats. When ye come to appear before ME,
who hath required this at your hand to tread my courts ?”.
“ Now I shall answer thee. For the burnt. offerings of rams, and of lambs, and of the beasts, were but types and shadows, to be done away. The two types stand for the end : the sinofferings and the peace-offerings. But these offerings did not do away the sins of the people ; and therefore I said, Lo, I come lo do thy will, O God; to give up my life as a sacrifice for the redemption of man. For know I told thee, in the fall, Adam cast the blame upon his Creator, for giving him the woman; and that blame I said I would bear, to die for the transgression of man, to cast out the adversary that betrayed the woman, to prove the just judgments of God in the end ; that if I suffered for the woman, as she betrayed the man; so, in like manner, shall Satan be cast out, that betrayed the woman : and this is the just will of God, to take away the evil and establish the good, that the kingdoms of this world may become the kingdoms of the living God.
“And now I shall answer further, why it was the will of God that I should take Man's nature upon Me: it was that I might be a clear and just judge for man, in all things : but I ask mankind, how JEHOVAH, the Creator of the universe, who was never touched with the infirmities of men, could be a clear judge, to pity their weakness, their infirmities, and their temptations, to show them any mercy in the end, if I had not taken man's nature upon me? But know what is written concerning Sodom and Gomorrah.”
Genesis, xviii. 20—22. “And the Lord said, because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous, I will go down now, and see whether they have done al. together according to the cry of it, which is come up unto me; and if not, I will know."
“ Here let men answer, why I said I would go down to know, and not trust the report which the angels brought ?
“Now I shall begin to throw open the Bible, which stands in figures throughout for the end : for neither the Law nor the Gospel have ever been kept aright by men; because of the various temptations men are liable to; and therefore I caine down to know all the temptations they had to go through, as I said by Sodom and Gomorrah, I will go down and see. But now come to the creations upon the earth: have I not ordered that kings and rulers, judges and counsellors, should be placed upon the earth, to rule by the Lord ? And as I have placed this on the earth ;, do men simply suppose that Jah JEHOVAH, the mighty God of Jacob, did not create OnE above the ANGELS, to do the will of God, and be a counsellor with him in heaven ; ONE in whom he could confide? But know it is written, he chargeth his angels with folly. Now, from the earth, judge the heavens, how things are presented from one to the other, before they are brought unto your kings and princes; and know iu what manner I have compared the kings to a likeness of the King of kings, and Lord of lords : and now I ask mankind, if the prince takes away the power of the king, so long as the king reigneth? or do the prince and king make two kings? In thy heart thou answerest, no: then, from this likeness, let them judge the FATHER and the Son, and know it is but one God, and one Mediator between God and man. Do not the sons of your kings go out to war against his enemies? but does that take the power from the king, or his honour from him, because he sends his sons to fight the battles in his stead? And
where they gain the victory, doth not the king gain the honour and glory, from the victory which his sons have gained ? Here let men see the parable clear; then they will sce that there are not two Gods, but one God; not two LORDS, but one LORD; that the Son doth not take the honour from the FATHER, any more than a prince doth from the king: but he that giveth no honour to the prince, caunot give honour to his father; and the king would be angry to see his son despised. This I have made plain before mankind, to shew them plainly the truth of the Prophets, and the truth of my Gospel, which all mankind shall find is true.
“And now I will shew thee how all stand in figures, in types, and shadows, for the end. The great promise was made to Abraham, when he offered up his son Isaac, as a sacrifice, by God's command : for though I prevented hiin from slaying his son, yet, in heart it was done by bim; because he would have laid his hand upon the son and slain him, if the Lord had not sent the angel to prevent him. See the promise." Genesis, sxii. 16–18. “By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son; that in blessing, I will bless thee and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed : because thou hast obeyed my voice.”
“ But no more than Isaac was made the sacrifice, no more have these promised blessings ever yet taken place upon the earth : but know I came to be the ISAAC, that was offered up as a sacri. fice for sin. Then let them look to the xxvith chapter, and see the promise made to Isaac.”
Verses 3, 4. "I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which