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fice and service to offer? Bring it unto him, and you shall receive an answer of peace. Present your petitions by his hand; him will 1 accept.b 'Having such an high priest over the house of Gou, you may come and welcome; come with boldness.

Him have I set up as a king upon my holy hill of Sion. He shall rule you, he shall defend you.d He is the king of righteousness, king of peace; and such a king shall he be to you. I will set up his standard for

you; I will set up his throne in you. : He shall reign in righteousness, and rule in judgment. He shall be a hiding-piace from the wind, and a covert from the tempest, and the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. He shall hear your causes, judge your enemies, i and reign till he hath put all under his feet;j yea, and under your feet: for they shall be as ashes under you, and you shall tread them, saith the Lord of hosts. Yea, I will undo them that afflict you; and all they that despised you, shall bow themselves down at the soles of your feet.' And you shall go forth, and behold the carcases of the men that have trespass.

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a 1 Pet. ii, 5. Heb. xii, 15. b John xiv, 13, 14. c Heb. x, 19, 20, 21, 22. d Isa. ix, 6, 7. Mat. i, 21. e Heb. vii, 2. Jer. xxiii

, 6. Eph. ü, 14. f Isa. xlix. 22. &Psalm cx, 2. Luke xvii, 21. b)sa. xxxii, 2. i Isa. xi, 3, 4, 5. j Psalm cx, 1. 1 Cor. xv. 25. k Mal. iv, 3. 1 Isa. lx, 14. Zeph. iii, 19.

ed against me: their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring to all flesh. Thirdly. God the Spirit to be counsellor and

comforter to us. My Spirit do I give unto you, for your counseilor and comforter.b 'He shall be a constant inmate with you, and shall dwell in

you, and abide with you for ever. I consecrate you as temples to his holiness. He shall be your guide, he shall lead you into all truth.e He shall be your advocate, to indite your prayers and make intercession for you, and shall fill your mouths with the arguments that he knows will prevail with me. He shall be oil to your wheels, and strength to your ancles; wine to your hearts, marrow to your bones, and win sails. He shall witness your adoption. He shall seal you up to the day of redemption, and be to you the earnest of your heritance, until the redemption of the purchased possession. He giveth all things with nimself, both PRE

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a Isa. Ixvi, 24. ' b John xvi, 7. Rom. viii, 14. c Ezek. Ixxvi,27.John xiv,16,17. d) Cor.iii, 16, 17. vi, 19. e Gal. v, 18, John xiv, 26. f Rom. viii, 26, 27, Rom. viii, 16 b Eph, i, 14, iii, 14. 2 Corg

all things with myself;a earth and heaven; life and death; things present, and things to come.b

I. THINGS PRESENT Ours. Things present are yours. Lo, I give you Caleb's blessing,—the upper springs and the nether springs. I will bless you with all spiritual blessings, in heavenly places, in Christ.c First. The Upper Springs, or blessings

spiritual: as 1. Adoption, access, audience, peace perseverance.

To you pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, the covenants, and the service of God, and the promises. To you will I give the white stone and the new name, e access into my presence, the acceptation of your persons, the audience of your prayers.

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give unto you. I will undertake for your perseverance, and keep you to the end; and then will crown mine own gift with eternal life.j I have made you heirs of God, and co-heirs with your Lord Jesus Christ; and you shall inherit all things.k

a Rom. viii, 32. 1 Cor. iii, 22. 6 John xvi, 13. Eph.i. 13. d Rom. iv, 4. Rev. ii, 17. f Eph. ji. 12, gEph. i, 6. b 1 John v, 14, 15, James v, 14, 15, 16. i John xiv, 27. j Jer. xxxii, 40, John I, 28, Phil, in 6. k Rom. viii, 17, Rev. 21, 7.



2. The protection of his angels. I have granted you mine angels for your guardians. The courtiers of heaven shall attend upon you; they shall all be ministering spirits for your good. Behold, I have given them charge over you, upon their #delity to look after you; and, as the tender nurses, to bear you in their arms, and to keep you from coming to any hurt! These shall be as the careful shepherd, to watch over my flock by night, and to encamp round about my told.c

3. The inspection of his ministers. My ministers I give for your guides. Paul, Apollos, Cephas,--all are yours. I am always with them, and they shall be always with you,

to the end of the world.f You shall have pastors after mine own heart; & and this shall by my covenant with you, that my Spirit, which is upon you, and my

, words, which I have put into your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, por the mouth of your seed, nor of your seed's seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth and for ever.

4. The rod of his discipline. In short, all my officers shall be for the profiting and perfecting of you:h all mine

a2 Heb. i, 14. bPsalm xci, 11, 12. Psalm xxxiv, 7 dEph. iv, 11 el Cor. iii, 22. fMat. xxviii, 20. Eph iv, 13 8Jer. iii, 15, xxüi, 4. bIsa lix, 21. i Eph. iv, 12.


ordinances shall be for the edifying and saving of you.a The very severities of my house, admonitions, censures, &c. and the whole discipline of my family, shall be for the preventing of your infection, the curing of corruption, the procuring of your salvation.b

My word have I ordained for converting your souls, enlightening your eyes, rejoiceing your hearts, cautioning you of dangers, cleansing your defilements, and conform ing you to mine image. To you I commit the oracles of God:d here you shall be furnished against temptations;e hence you shall be comforted under distresses and afflictions;f here you shall find my whole counsel. This shall instruct you in your way, correct you in your wanderings, direct you into the truths to be believed, detect to you the errors to be rejected.

5. The pledges of his sacraments. My sacraments I give you as the pledges of my love. You shall freely claim them; they are children's bread. Lo, I have given them as seals, to certify all that I have here promised you;' and when these sacred

a2 Cor. xii, 19, Rom. i, 16 bl Cor v, 5,6, 7, Mat. xviii, 15, James v, 20 cPsalm xix, 7, 8, 9, 11, Eph. v, 26, 2 Cor iii, 18. dRom. iii, 2. eMat iv, 4, Eph vi, 11, 17. (Psalm cxix, 92, 93. gActs xx,27, 52 Tim. iii, 16, Psalm cxix, 105 Rom.iv, 11.

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