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THE ASCENSION OF MESSIAH TO GLORY.
Ps A L M xxiv. 7 0. Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye life
up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, Oye gates, even lift up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of bofts; he is the King of glory. T HE institutions of the Levitical law,
I were a shadow or sketch of good things to come. They exhibited a faint and general outline of the mediation and glory of · MESSIAH. They may be compared to the delicate engravings on a seal, the beauty and proportions of which, cannot be plainly VOL. II, B
discerned without the assistance of a glass. The gospel answers to such a glass. Beheld thro’ this medium, the miniature delineations of the law, which to the eye of unaslisted unhumbled reason, appear confused and infignificant; display a precision of arrangement in the parts, and an importance of defign in the whole, worthy the wisdom of their great Author.
From the similarity of the subject of this psalın and the fixty-eighth, it is, at least, probable, that they were both composed upon the same occasion, the removal of the ark of the Lord, from its last stationary residence, to its fixed abode in Zion. When the king, the priests, the singers, and the harpers, all aslisted in the procession, attended by a great concourse of the people. The language of the latter part of the pfalm is evidently alternate. And we may conceive, that when the ark approached the tabernacle, the priefts and Levites who accompanied it, demanded admittance for it in these words, Lift up your heads, O ye gates, &c. and were answered by those who were waiting within to receive it, Who is the King of glory? To which