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prophet, b priest,c and king;d the head and Saviour of his Church ;e the heir of all things, j and judge of the world; 9 unto whom he did, from all eternity, give a people to be his sced, and to be by him
only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Deut. xviii. 15. 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. Acts iii, 20-22. And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you : Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye
hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
c IIeb. v. 5, 6. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made a high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to-day have I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchisedec.
d Psa. ii. 6. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. Isa. ix. 6, 7. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given : and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. Luke i, 33. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
e Eph. v. 23. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Saviour of the body.
f Heb. i. 2. Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things.
9 Acts xvii. 31. Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. 2 Cor. v. 10. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ: that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
"John xvii. 6. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world : thine they were, and thou gavest thom me; and they have kept thy word. Psa. xxii. 30. A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. Isa. liii. 10. When thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. Eph. i. 4. According as he hath chosen us in
in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified, and glorified.i
II. The Son of God, the second person in the Trinity, being very and eternal God, of one substance, and equal with the Father, did, when the fullness of time was come, take upon him man’s nature, k with all the essential properties and common infirmities thereof, yet without sin :? being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the Virgin Mary, of her substance.m So that
him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.
i 1 Tim. ii. 5, 6. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Isa. lv. 4, 5. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee, because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee. 1 Cor. i. 30. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. Rom. viii. 30. Moreover, whom he didl predestinate, them he also called : and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
II. k John i. 1, 14. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.- And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 1 John v. 20. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true; and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Phil. ii. 6. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. Gal. iv. 4. But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.
i Heb. ii. 14, 17. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.-Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren. IIeb. iv. 15. For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yct without sin.
m Luke i. 27, 31, 35. To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.-And the angel answered and said unto her, The IIoly Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of
two whole, perfect, and distinct natures, the Godhead and the manhood, were inseparably joined together in one person, without conversion, composition, or confusion.n Which person is very God and very man, yet one Christ, the only Mediator between God and man.
III. The Lord Jesus, in his human nature thus united to the divine, was sanctified and anointed with the Holy Spirit above measure;P having in him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge ;9 in whom it pleased the Father that all fullness should dwell:" to the end that being holy, harmless, undefiled, and full of grace and truth, 8 he might be thoroughly furnished to execute the office of a Mediator and Surety.t Which office he took not unto himself, but the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. See Gal. iv. 4.
n See Luke i. 35. Matt. xvi. 16. And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Col. ii. 9. For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. Rom. ix. 5. Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
• Rom. i. 3, 4. Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the sced of David according to the flesh ; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. 1 Tim. ii. 5. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
III. ~ Psa. xlv. 7. God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. John iii. 34. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. Heb. i. 8, 9. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
9 Col. ii. 3. In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Col. i. 19. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell.
8 Heb. vii. 26. For such a high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens. John i. 14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
+ Acts x. 38. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Glost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all
was thereunto called by his Father; u who put all power and judgment into his hand, and gave him commandment to execute the same.w
IV. This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake: & which, that he might discharge, he was made under the law,y and did perfectly fulfill it; 2 endured most grievous torments immediately in his soul,a and most painful sufferings in his body ; b was crucified, and died ;c was
that were oppressed of the devil ; for God was with him. Heb. xii. 24. And to Jesus, the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. Heb. vii. 22. By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
u Heb. V. 4, 5. And no man taketh this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made a high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.
w John v. 22, 27. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son.- And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Matt. xxviii. 18. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
IV. * Psa. xl. 7, 8. 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. Heb. x. 5, 7. Wherefore, when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me.-Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. John iv. 34. Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. Phil. ii. 8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
y Gal. iv. 4. But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.
* Matt. iii. 15. Thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Matt. v. 17.-I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
a Matt. xxvi. 37, 38. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death. Luke xxii. 44. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly. and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Matt. xxvii. 46. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani ? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
See Matt. xxvi. and xxvii.
c Phil. ii. 8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
buried, and remained under the power of death, yet saw no corruption.d On the third day he arose from the dead,e with the same body in which he suffered ;s with which also he ascended into heaven, and there sitteth at the right hand of his Father,making intercession ;h and shall return to judge men and angels, at the end of the world.i
d Matt. xxvii. 60. And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. Acts ii. 24, 27. Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.-Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Acts xiii. 37. But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruptior..
(1 Cor. xv. 4. That he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures.
f John xx. 25, 27. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. --Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thirust it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing.
9 Luke xxiv. 50, 51. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. 1 Pet. iii. 22. Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. Rom. viii. 31. Who is he that condemneth ? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
* Rom. viii. 31. Who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us. Heb. vii. 25. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
i Rom. xiv. 10. For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. Acts i. 11. Which also said. Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven ? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen irim go into heaven. See Acts x. 42. John v. 28, 29. Marvel not at this : for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. Matt. xiii. 40-42. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be