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THE LORD GOD BATH DONE THAT WHICH HE HAD DEVISED: HE HATH
PULFILLED HIS WORD THAT HE HAD COMMANDED IN THE DAYS ON
TIZSL THINGS ARE TAITHIUL AND TRUE. AND THE LORD GOD OF
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PROPHECIES OF ISAIAH.
E now enter on the confideration of another
Section of the Second Discourse, contained in the fifth part of the Prophecies of Isaiah. Its manifeft design is, to adminifter comfort to the Church of God, destined for a long period to sustain various affictions, intended, by infinite Wisdom, to purify them from remaining corruptions, to exercise and improve their
graces. Walking in darkness, and having no light, their faith and hope required to be supported and established by renewed promises of grace and favour. In the prosecution of this valuable object, the great Messiah is introduced addressing the posterity of Abraham and Sarah, the heirs of the blessing pronounced upon the renowned father of the faithtul.--He directs them to call to remembrance the small beginning from whence their nation took its rife, and gives folemn assurance of the approaching happy change in the state of the Church, in consequence whereof, through the plentiful communications of divine mercy, it was to resemble the paradise of God, ver. 1—3. He foretels the conversion of the Gentiles, who were to be enlightened by his falutary doctrines, and to be