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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 a wisdom and knowledge ?; in whom it pleased the Father 10m that all fulness should dwell": to the end, that being holy, nied harmless, undefiled, and full of grace and truth', he might the be thoroughly furnished to execute the office of a Mediator and Surety! Which office he took not unto himself, but

thereunto called by his Father"; who put all power and judgment into his hand, and gave him commandment to execute the same ".

IV. This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake *; which that he might discharge, he was made under




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III. P Psal. xlv. 7. Thou lovest new covenant, and to the blood of righteousness, and hatest wicked- sprinkling, that speaketh better things ness : Therefore God, thy God, than that of Abel. Heb. vii. 22. hath anointed thee with the oil of By so much was Jésus made a surety

gladness above thy fellows. John of a better testament.
cikl jäi. 34. For he whom God hath sent u Heb. v. 4. And no man taketh

speaketh the words of God: for God this honour unto himself, but he
giveth not the Spirit by measure un-

that is called of God, as was Aaron :
to him.

Ver. 5. So also, Christ glorified 9 Col. . 3. In whom are hid all not himself to be made an high the treasures of wisdom and know- priest ; but he that said unto him, ledge.

Thou art my Son, to-day have I
Col. i. 19. For it pleased the begotten thee.
Father that in him should all funess w John y. 22. For the Father

judgeth no man ; but hath come Heb. vii. 26. For such an high mitted all judgnient' unto the Son; priest became us, who is holy, harn- Ver. 27. And hath given him auless

, undefiled, separate from sinners, thority to execute judgnient also, and made higher than the heavens

because he is the son of man. John i. 14. And the Word was made

Mat. xxviii. 18. And Jesus came, fiesh, and dwelt among us, (and we and spake unto them, saying, All beheld his glory, the glory as of the power is given unto me in hea. only begotten of the father,) full of ven and in earth.

Acts ii. 36. grace and truth.

Therefore let all the house of IsActs x. 38. How God anointed rael know assuredly, that God Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy hath made that same Jesus, whom Ghost, and with power; who went ye have crucified, both Lord and about doing good, and healing all

Christ. that were oppressed of the devil : IV. * Psal. xl. 7. Then said I, for God was with him. Heb. xii. 24. Lo, I come : in the volume of the And to Jesus the Mediator of the book it is written of me: Ver. 8.

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the lawy, and did perfectly fulfil it?; endured most grievous torments immediately in his soula, and most painful sufferings in his body , was crucified, and died ? ; was buried, and remained under the power of death, yet saw no corruption On the third day he arose from the


I delight to do thy will, O my God; he suffered him. Mat. v. 17. Think yea, thy law is within my heart. not that I am come to destroy the With Heb. X. 5. Wherefore, when law or the prophets : I am not he cometh into the world, he saith,

come to destroy, but to fulfil. Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest a Mat. xxvi. 37. And he took rot, but a body hast thou prepared with him Peter, and the twn song me : Ver. 6. In burnt-offerings and of Zebedee, and began to be sorsacrifices for sin thou hast had no rowful, and very heavy.

Ver. 38. pleasure: Ver. 7. Then said I, Lo, I Then saith 'he unto them, My soul come in the volume of the book is exceeding sorrowful, even unto it is written of me) to do thy will,

death: tarry ye here, and watch O God. Ver. 8. Above, when he

with me,

Luke xxii, 44. And besaid, Sacrifice, and offering, and ing in an agony, he prayed more burnt-offerings, and offering for sin, earnestly: and his sweat was as it thou wouldest not, neither hadst

were great drops of blood falling pleasure therein, (which are offered down to the ground. Mat. xxvii

. 46. by the law ;) Ver. 9. Then said And about the ninth hour Jesus he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O cried with a loud voice, saying, God.

He taketh away the first, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani ? that that he may establish the second. is to say, My God, my God, why Ver. 10. By the which will we hast thou forsaken me? are sanctified, through the offering

6 Matthew, Chapters xxvi. and of the body of Jesus Christ once for xxvii. all. John X. 18, No man taketh

Philip. ii. 8. (See the last scrifa it from me, but I lay it down of ture in immediately foregoing.] myself: I have power to lay it down,

d Acts 'ii. 28. Him, being deli. and I have power to take it again. vered by the determinate counsel This commandment have I received and foreknowledge of God, ye have of my Father. Piil. ii. 8. And being taken, and by wicked hands have found in fashion as a man, he hum

crucified and slain : Ver. 24. Whomi bled himself, and became obedient

God hath raised up, having loosed unto death, even the death of the

the pains of death ; because it y Gal. iv. 4. But when the ful

was not possible that he should

be holden of it. ness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a wo

cause thou wilt not leave my soul in

neither wilt thou suffer man, made under the law. 2 Mat. iii. 15. And Jesus an:

thine Holy One to see corruption.

And Acts xij. 37. But he swering, said unto him, Suffer it to be sa now : for thus it becometh corruption. Rom. vi

. 9. Knorr

whom God raised again saw 10 as to fulfil all righteousness. Then ing that Christ, being raised from



Ver. 27. Be.

TA dead', with the same body in which he suffered, with

which also he ascended into heaven, and there sitteth at the right hand of his Fathers, making intercession"; and shall return to judge men and angels at the end of the world

V. The


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To the dead, dieth no more; death hath unto God by him, seeing he ever liv. 5 no more dominion over him.

eth to make intercession for them. € 1 Cor. XV. 3. For I delivered un. i Rom. xiv. 9. For to this end to you first of all that which I also Christ both died, and rose, and re

received, how that Christ died for vived, that he might be Lord both 15 our sins according to the scriptures; of the dead and living. Ver. 10.


. 4. And that he was buried, But why dost thou judge thy bro

and that he rose again the third ther? or why dost thou set at Fall day, according to the scriptures: nought thy brother! for we shall Ver. 5. And that he was

all stand before the judgment-seat of Cephas, then of the twelve. of Christ. Acts i. il. Which also

f John xi. 25. The other disciples said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand therefore said unto him, We have ye gazing up into heaven? this seen the Lord. But he said unto same Jesus which is taken up from them, Except I shall see in his you into heaven, shall so come in hands the print of the nails, and like manner as ye have seen hiin put my finger into the print of the go into heaven. Acts x, 42. siin nails

, and thrust my hand into his he commanded us to preach unto side, I will not believe. Ver. 27. the people, and to testify that it Then saith he to Thomas, Reach

is he which was ordained of God hither thy finger, and behold my to be the Judge of quick and hands; and reach' hither thy hand, dead. Mat, xii. 40. As therefore and thrust it into my side: and be the tares are gathered and burned not faithless, but believing.

in the fire; so shall it be in the & Mark xvi. 19. So then, after end of this world. Ver. 41. The the Lord had spoken unto them, Son of man 'shall send forth his he was received up into heaven, angels, and they shall gather out and sat on the righe hand of God. of his kingdon all things that

Rom. viii. 34. Who is he that offend, and them which do iniquity: condemneth? It is Christ that died, Ver, 42. And shall cast them inpea rather, that is risen again, to a furnace of fire : there shall who is even at the right hand of be wailing and gnashing of teeth. God, who also maketh "intercession Jude, ver. 6. And the angels for us. Heb, ix, 24. For Christ which kept not their first estate, is not entered into the holy places but left their own habitation, he made with hands, which are the hath reserved in everlasting chains figures of the true; but into heaven under darkness, unto the judgment itself, now to appear in the prea

of the great day. 2 Pet. ii. 4. senice of God for us. Heb. 7. 25. For if God spared not the angels Wherefore he is able also to save that sinned, but cast them down them to the utterniost that come

to hell, and delivered them into

V. The Lord Jesus, by his perfect obedience and sacrifice of himself, which he through the eternal Spirit once offered up unto God, hath fully satisfied the justice of his Father"; and purchased not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all those whom the Father hath given unto him'.

VI. Although


Ver. 14.

chains of darkness, to be reserved after threescore and two weeks shall unto judgment.

Messiah be cut off, but not for himV.'* Rom. v. 19. For as by one self: ånd the people of the prince man's disobedience many were made that shall come shall destroy the sinpers: so by the obedience of city, and the sanctuary, and the end one shall many be made righteous. thereof shall be with a food, and unHeb. ix. 14. How much

to the end of the war desolations are shall the blood of Christ, who determined. Col. i. 19. For it pleasthrough the eternal Spirit offered ed the Father that in him should all himself without spot to God, purge

fulness dwell; Ver. 20. And (having your conscience from dead works

made peace through the blood of his to serve the living God? Ver. 16. cross) by him to reconcile all things For where a testament is, there unto himself; by him, I say, whcmust also of necessity be the death ther they be things in earth, or of the testator,

Heb. x. 14. For things in heaven. Eph. i. 11. In by one offering he háth perfected whom also we have obtained an infor ever them that are sanctified. heritance, being predestinated acEph. v. 2. And walk in love, as cording to the purpose of him who Christ also hath loved us, and hath

worketh all things after the coungiven himself for us, an offering sel of his own will. and a sacrifice to God for a sweet

Which is the carnest of our inhesmelling savour. Rom. iii. 25. ritance, until the redemption of Whom God hath set forth to be

the purchased possession, unto the 2 propitiation through faith in his praise of his glory. John xvii. 2. blood, to declare his righteousness As thou hast given him power for the remission of sins that are

over all flesh, that he should give past, through the forbearance of eternal life to God: Ver. 26. To declare, I' say, at

hast given him. Heb. ix. 12. Neithis time his righteousness: that he

ther by the blood of goats and might be just," and the justifier of calves, but by his own blood, lie him which believeth in Jesus. entered in once

into the holy 1 Dana ix. 24. Seventy weeks are

place, having obtained eternal redetermined upon thy people, and demption for us. upon thy holy city, to finish the

for this cause he is the Mediator transgression, and to make an end

of the new testament, that by of sins, and to make reconciliation

means of death, for the redemption for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal

of the transgressions that were

under the first testament, they up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy.

which cre called might receive the Ver. 26. And promise of eterual inheritance.

as many as thou

Ver. 15. And

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that he might bring 116 to God; sent me, that of all which he hath

VI. Although the work of redemption was not actually wrought by Christ till after his incarnation, yet the virtue, efficacy, and benefits thereof, were communicated

urto the elect in all ages successively from the begin14 ning of the world, in and by those promises, types,

and sacrifices, wherein he was revealed and signified to be the Seed of the woman, which should bruise the ser pent's head, and the Lamb slain from the beginning of the world

, being yesterday and to-day the same, and for ever.

VII. Christ, in the work of mediation, acteth according to both natures; by each nature doing that which is proper to itself”: yet, by reason of the unity of the person, that which is proper to one nature is sometimes in scripture attributed to the person denominated by the other

VIII. To all those for whom, Christ hath purchased redemption, he doth certainly and effectually apply and communicate the same p; making intercession

for VI. " Gal. iv. 4. But when the being put to death in the flesh, but fulness of the time was come, God quickened by the Spirit, Bent forth his Son, made of a wo

• Acts XX. 28. Take heed thereman, made under the law; Ver. 5. D To redeem them that were under

fore unto yourselves, and to all the

flock, over the which the Holy the law, that we might receive the

Ghost hath made you overseers, to Gen. iii. 15. And feed the church of God, which he I will put enmity between thee and

hath purchased with his own blood. the woman, and between thy seed

John üi. 13. And no man hath and her seed : it shall bruise thy ascended up to heaven, but he that head, and thou shalt bruise his heei. Rev. xiii, 8. And all that dwell up

came down from heaven, even the

Son of man which is in heaven. on the earth shall worship him,

1 John iii. 16. Hereby perceive we whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain

the love of God, because he laid

down his life for us, and we ought from the foundation of the world. Heb. xiii. 8. Jesus Christ the same

to lay down our lives for the bre

thren. yesterday, and to-day, and for ever.

VIII, P John vi, 87. All that the

. " Heb. ix. 14. [See letter k, Father giveth me shall come to me; scripture the second.] 1 Pet. iii. 18,

and him that cometh to me I will For Christ also hath once suffered

in no wise çast out. for sins, the just for the unjust,

this is the Father's will which hath

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