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ON THE

PROPHECIES OF ISAIAH,

BY

ROBERT MACCULLOCH,

MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AT DAIRSIE.

VOL. IV.

THE LORD GOD BATH DONE THAT WHICH HE HAD DEVISED: HE HATH
FULFILLED HIS WORD THAT HE HAD COMMANDED IN THE DAYS OF
OLD. LAM. II. 17.

- THESE THINGS ARE TAITHTUL AND TRUE. AND THE LORD GOD OF
THE HOLY PROPHETS SAITI-BEHOLD I COME QUICKLY: BLESSED IS
HE THAT KEEPETI TNL SAYINGS OF THE PROPHECY OF THIS BOOK.
Rev. Izü. 6, 7.

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LECTURES

ON THE

PROPHECIES OF ISAIAH.

PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS.

WE now enter on the consideration of another Section of the Second Discourse, contained in the sifth part of the Prophecies of Isaiah. Its manifest design is, to administer comfort to the Church of God, destined for a long period to sustain various afflictions, intended, by insinite 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 os this valuable object, the great Messiah is introduced addressing the posterity of Abraham and Sarah, the heirs of the blessing pronounced upon the renowned sather of the faithtul.—He directs them to call to remembrance the small beginning from whence their nation took its rile, and gives solemn 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. i—3. —Heforetels the conversion of theGentiles, who Acre to be enlightened by his salutary doctrines, and to beVol. Yl. A come

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