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expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.-Heb. x. 12, 13.
When he is come, he will reprove the world, &c. of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged, &c. Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.-John xvi. 8. 11. 33.
God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. -Acts ii. 36. Ps. cx. 1-3. Luke xx. 42, 43.
Him hath God exalted with his right hand, to be a Prince, and a Saviour, &c.-Acts v. 31.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? &c. Thanks be to God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus. -1 Cor. xv. 55-57.
Christ, &c. when he (God) set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power, and might, and dominion, &c. And hath put all things under his feet, and given him to be the head over all things to the church.-Eph. i. 20-22.
Grow up in him in all things, who is the head, even Christ, &c.-Eph. iv. 15.
Christ is the head of the church, and Saviour of the body.-Eph. v. 23.
He is the head of the body, the church, &c. that in all things he might have the pre-eminence. Col. i. 18. John xiii. 13.
He blotted out the hand-writing of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary unto us; and took it out of the way, &c. and having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it (or in himself).Col. ii. 14, 15.
It became him, &c. in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect, &c. He also himself likewise took part of the same, that through death he might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil: and deliver them, who through fear of death, were all their lifetime subject to bondage.-Heb. ii. 10. 14, 15.
But this man, &c. sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth
There is one lawgiver who is able to save, and to destroy.--James iv. 12. Even as I also overcame, and am sat down with my Father in his throne. -Rev. iii. 21.
These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them; for he is the Lord of lords, and King of kings.-Rev. xvii. 14.
SECT. X. He is our great Prophet and Shepherd, to teach, guide, and feed us.
THE Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken, &c. And the Lord said, They have well spoken, &c. I will raise them up a prophet, &c. and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him: and it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.-Deut. xviii. 15-19. Acts iii. 22, 23. vii. 37.
I will declare thy name unto my brethren.--Ps. xxii. 22.
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation, &c. I have de clared thy faithfulness, and thy salvation, &c.-Ps. xl. 9, 10.
Behold, the Lord God will come, &c. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd; he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.-Isa. xl. 10, 11.
A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth, &c. The isles shall wait for his law. I the Lord give thee, &c. a light of the Gentiles, to
I will feed them in good pasture, and they shall lie in a good fold: and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. I will feed my flock, and will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God: I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away: I will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick, &c. And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them; even my servant David, he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. Ezek. xxxiv. 14-16. 23. Luke xix. 10.
Out of thee shall come a governor (or captain) that shall rule (or feed) my people.-Matt. ii. 6.
All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him, &c. Learn of me.-Matt. xi. 27. 29. Luke x. 22, 23.
The dayspring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet in the way of peace. Luke i. 78, 79. ii. 32.
I will give you a mouth, and wis. dom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay, nor resist. Luke xxi, 15. Matt. x. 19, 20.
Jesus, beginning at Moses and all the prophets, expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures. - Luke xxiv. 26, 27. 45.
I am the light of the world: he that followeth me, shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life, &c. If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, &c.—John viii. 12. 31, 32.
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep, &c. I know my sheep, &c. Other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. -John x. 11, 12. 14. 16.
I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world, &c. I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me, and they have received them, &c. While I was with them in the world, I kept them, &c. I have given them thy word, &c. I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it.-John xvii. 6. 8. 12. 14. 26. i. 18.
To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth; every one that is of the truth, heareth my voice. John xviii. 37.
God, who, &c. spake in times past to the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, &c. Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, &c.→→→ Heb. i. 1, 2. ii. 1.
Wherefore, &c. consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profes sion, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to him that appointed him; as also Moses was faithful in all his house, &c. Christ as a Son over his own house; whose house are we, &c. Wherefore, &c. to-day if ye will hear
which the builders counted for nothing, which is made the head of the corner.-Acts iv. 10, 11.
Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ, &c. All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos, &c. all are yours, and ye are Christ's.-1 Cor. iii. 11. 21-23.
his voice, harden not your hearts. Heb. iii. 1-3.5-8.
Our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep.-Heb. xiii. 20.
Ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.1 Pet. ii. 25.
The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law: but thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. xv. 56, 57.
All the promises of God in him are Yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God.-2 Cor. i. 20. He became poor, that ye, through his poverty, might be rich.-2 Cor. viii. 9.
I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.-Gal. ii. 20.
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, &c. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female; for ye are all one in Christ Jesus; and if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.-Gal. iii. 14. 28, 29.
Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places (or things) in Christ, &c. Chosen us in him, &c. predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ, &c. he hath made us accepted in the beloved, &c. that he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth, even in him, &c. that filleth all in all.-Eph. i. 3 6. 10. 23.
Hath quickened us together with Christ, &c. and hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places, in Christ Jesus; Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone, in whom all the building, fitly framed together, groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord, in whom you are builded together for an habitation of God, &c.-Eph. ii. 5, 6.20-22.
That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ, &c. The unsearchable riches of Christ. -Eph. iii. 6. 8.
Grow up into him in all things, who is the head, Christ: from whom the whole body is fitly joined together.-Eph. iv. 15, 16.
We are the circumcision, &c. which rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no .confidence in the flesh.-Phil. iii. 3.
It pleased the Father, that in him GOD'S FREE CHOICE OF US IN CHRIST
TO ETERNAL LIFE, AND CALLING US,
should all fulness dwell, &c. Christ
I WILL be gracious to whom I will
shall be holy unto me, for I, the Lord, am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.—Levit. xx. 26.
In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily; and ye are complete in him, who is the head, &c. Not holding the head, from which all the body, by joints and bands, having nourishment ministered and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.-Col. ii. 9, 10. 19.
Your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, &c. Put on the new man, &c. Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, &c. but Christ is all in all, &c. And whatsoever ye do, in word, or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, &c. -Col. iii. 3, 4. 10, 11. 17. 1 Cor. i. 30. ii. 2.
Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.-2 Tim. i. 9, 10.
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?—Heb. ii. 3.
called us unto his eternal glory by Jesus Christ.-1 Pet. v. 10.
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye-salve, that thou mayest see.-Rev. iii. 18.
In that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.-Heb. ii. 18.
By one offering, he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified, &c. -Heb. x. 14.
Ye are built up, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.-1 Pet. ii. 5. Heb. xiii. 15.
The God of all grace, who hath
Thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God; the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth: the Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people: for ye were the fewest of all people: but because the Lord loved you, &c.—Deut. vii. 6—8. xiv. 2.
Only the Lord had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.-Deut. x. 15.
The angel of the Lord appeared unto Manoah's wife, and said unto her, &c. Thou shalt conceive and bear a son, &c. the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb.— Judges xiii. 2-5.
The Lord will not forsake his people for his great name's sake, because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.-1 Sam. xii. 22.
And what one nation in the earth is like thy people, like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to
himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things? &c. For thou hast confirmed to thyself thy people Israel, to be a people unto thee for ever; and thou, Lord, art become their God.-2 Sam. vii. 23, 24. When Elijah had complained against Israel, and concluded, saying, And I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life: God answered him, Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.-1 Kings xix. 4. 10. 18.
Woe unto him who striveth with his Maker: let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth: shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? Woe unto him who saith unto his father, What begettest thou? &c.-Isa. xlv. 9, 10.
I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction, &c. for mine own sake will I do, &c.—Isa. xlviii. 10, 11. Zech. xiii. 9.
The Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken, and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.-Isa. liv. 5, 6.
I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name. Isa. lxv. 1. Rom. x. 20. xv. 21. Isa. lv. 5.
The Lord said to Jeremiah, Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee: and before thou camest out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.Jer. i. 5.
I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore, with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.-Jer. xxxi. 3. Hosea xiv. 4.
When God gave out the great promises of a new heart, a new spirit, &c. He said, Not for your sakes do I this, be it known unto you; be ashamed, &c.-Ezek. xxxvi. 22. 25-32. xx. 43, 44.
When I, &c. saw thee polluted in thy blood, I said unto thee when thou
wast in thy blood, Live, &c.-Ezek. xvi. 6. 8.
It shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.-Hosea i. 10.
I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy: and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou, my people; and they shall say, Thou my God.-Hosea ii. 23. Zech. ii. 10, 11.
Afterward shall the children of Israel return and seek the Lord their God, &c. and shall fear the Lord, &c.
Hosea iii. 5. ii. 19. 20. Zech. xii. 9. When Israel was a child, then I loved him, &c. I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms: but they knew not that I healed them. I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love, &c.-Hosea xi. 1-4.
O children of Israel, &c. you only have I known of all the families of the earth.-Amos iii. 1, 2.
I have loved you, saith the Lord, &c. Was not Esau Jacob's brother? &c. yet I loved Jacob and hated Esau.
Mal. i. 2, 3.
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.-Matt. xi. 25, 26. Luke x. 21.
It is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; but to them it is not given, &c. Therefore speak I to them in parables; because they, seeing, see not, &c. Blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear.-Matt. xiii. 11. 13. 16. Mark iv. 11, 12. 34.
I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? So the last shall be first, and the first last for many be called, but few chosen, &c. To sit on my right