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rejoiced ; my Aesh also shall rest in hope : for why ? thou shall not leave my soul in hell, neither shalt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption; thou shalt thew me the path of life: in thy presence is the fulness of joy, and at thy right hand there is pleasure for evermore.

Mofes. Daniel prophecies the death of the Melliah : after three-score and two weeks, Messiah shall be cut off. David gives us his resurrection; thou shalt not leave my soul in hell, neither shalt thou suffer thy holy one to see corsuption. Allo in this as in his other psalm, his triumphal alcension: thou shalt thew me the path of life, in thy presence is the fulness of joy, and at thy right hand there is pleasure evermore. These were mysteries until now, I confess myself totally ignorant.

Boy. Plalm 110. The Lord said unto my Lord, fit thou on my right hand, until I make thy enemies thy foot-{tool : the Lord shall send the rod of thy power out of Sion; be thou ruler even in the midst among thine enemies. In the day of thy power shall the people offer thee free-will offerings with an holy worship; the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning: the Lord swore and will not repent. Thou are a priest for ever after the order of Melchifedech: the Lord upon thy right hand, shall wound even kings in the day of his wrath: he shall judge among the heachen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies, and finite arunder the heads over divers countries ; lie thall drink of the brook in the way, therefore shall he lift up his head,

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Mofes. The psalm before us is a further testimony and confirmation of the royal prophet o the divinity of the Messiah ; for David was a great king, he had many nations tributary to him, himself acknowledged no superior but his God, whose darling he was; Messiah, as man, he knew was to be his son, consequently not incitled to his homage ; but he knew also that he was his God, in quality of which he pours. forth his soul in praise and adoration, which breathe throughout his psalms: in this psalm is declared the priestly office of the Messiah, noc according to the order of Aaron which was inftituted in the old covenant, but according to Melchifedech, to whom we read in Genesis, our father Abraham paid tithes, and received his blessing, being the priest of Almighty God; so that the new worship or covenant will be different, dating, and taking its effect from the death of the Messiah, who, according to Daniel, is to be cut off, but not for himself. Also the Psalm 40, Sacrifice and oblation thou wouldst not : but a body thou hast fitted to me: Holocaufts for fin did not please thee. I hen said I, behold I come : in the head of the book it is written of me, that I should do iby will, O God. Here we are told of the insufficiency of the old covenant and mode of worship, and that che Almighty would bring and confirm the new, which, according to Daniel, was confirmed with many and established in the middle

of the seventieth week by the Melliah when he - was cut off, and that the old worship should · ceale, as we are wionefies this day. . Near cwo

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'thoufind years has this prophecy been accomplished. Genesis 14th chapter. And Melchisedech, king of Salem, brought forth bread and wine : and he was priest of the Most High God. And be blessed bim and said, blessed be Abram of the Most High God, poffeffor of heaven and earth : and blelled be the Most High God, who hath delivered thine enemies into thy hands : and Abram gave Melchifedech tithes of all. This scriprure points out Melchifedech to be priest of Almighty God and his priesthood, prior to that of Aaron. Also, according to the Psalm we just quoted, the type of the Melliah, whose worship of offering is bread and wine, which will take place and succeed the old sacrifices and worship of Israel. As the Psalm we a little before mentioned testisies, that the old worship was not equivalent, the rioth Psalm gives a farther testimony of the Divinity of the Messiah, in the following verse:

In the day of thy power mall the people offer thee free-will offerings with an holy worship: the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning. So that the oblation or worship of the new covenant will be offered to the Son equally with the Father, which would be the height of blafphemy, were the Son not God. I now am no Jonger ignorant of the woman's feed crushing the head of the serpent, the devil, making reparation, and reconciling man with his God, and replacing himn in his first birthright, which by seduction Satan, that old serpent, tempted and effected his fall. Here the Psalm refers us how necessary and proper it was for him to take

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our nature and offer it up a sacrifice to the Die vine justice, to blot out and cancel the debt, which none could effect but the Divinity. 400h Pfalm, Sacrifice and oblation thou wouldst not, but a body thou hast fitted to me : Holocausts for . fin did not please thee. Then said I, Behold, I am in the head of the book. Genesis 3d chapter, 15th verse, It is written of me, that I mould do tby will, O God. The mystery of the plural number in the Divinity, in the ift chapter of Genesis, the Spirit of God moved upon the waters, and God said, Let Us make man in Our Image, after our Likeness, becomes familiar and clear.

Boy. Malachi ift chapter. From the rising of the fun even unto the going down of the fame, My Name shall be great among the Gentiles : and in every place incense Mall be offered unto My Name, and a pure offering : for My Name shall be great among the Gentiles, faith the Lord of Hofts. · Mofes. Malachi was the last of our prophets.. By this prophecy a new scene is opened, in which is presented the completion and end of the old and bringing in of the new covenant and worship. The old was confined to the temple and Jewish nation period, until the Messiah. The new is universal, in cime, place and people. From the rising of the fun to the setting of the same My Name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord of Hofts; and in every place incense shall be, and a pure offering. And this, according to other prophecies, as long as the sun and moon endure. These are the words and promise repeatedly confirmed

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and irrevocably sealed and bound by the oath of the Eternal God. Here we see presented in one point of view the infinite Majesty and goodness of our God, who bestows unintermited blessings on man. Shall man, ungenerous creature, continue unfaithful to the invitations of his God? No: but where is Israel to feek, in what place is this pure offering immolated? there Israel will repair and invoke her God, and join in offering this universal and pure sacrifice to her Lord.

Boy. What you covet is the christian sacrifice instituted by Jesus Christ, who is the promised Messiah of your scriptures.

Mofes. This cannot be; it is impossible; Israel can never submit. No, this will not come to pass. One she detests, as most infamous to carefs and offer facrifice to. The height of madness, detestable, infamous. .

Boy. Had the Jews acknowledged Jesus Christ, in that case He could not be the Melsiah. Their rejection, &c. prove the scriptures true and Him the Messiah.

Mofes. This matter Thall be discussed.
Scene changes. Luther's apartment. Lutber in bed.
Luther. O my belly, you implacable foe,

Hungry monster, to the grave you fall go;
Insatiable, never to be appeas'd,
Frying-pan like, but, wbilft thou art greasd.

Hoft. What will my Lord bishop be pleased to order ? a little caudle, Aummery, peafe

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