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The Ascension of Messiah to Glory.
Psal. xxiv. 17-10. Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift 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 buttle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates, even lift them up, ye everlasting doors, and the King of glory shall come in.
Who is this King of glory? The Lord of Hosts, he is the King of glory,
Messiah the Son of God.
Heb. i. 5. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee ?
Psal. Ixviii. 18. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive : thou hast received gifts for men ; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them,
The Publication of the Gospel.
Psal. lxvü. 11. The Lord gave the word, great was the company of those that published it [or, of the preachers.]
The Gospel Message, glad Tidings.
Rom. x. 15. [As it is written] How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things !
The Progress of the Gospel.
Rom. x. 18. -Their sound went into all the earth, and their worde unto the ends of the world,
Opposition to Messiah unreasonable.
Psal. i. 143.
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kinga
of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his Anointed ; saying, Let us break his bonds asunder, ang cast away his cords from us,
Opposition to Messiah in vain.
Psal. ü. 4. We that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall have them in derision,
Opposition to Messiah ruinous.
Psal. ü. 9. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron, thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel,
Rev. xi. 15. The kingdong of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever,
411 VOL. IV.
The Lord is risen indeed,
1 Cor. xv. 20.
But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that
Death by Adam, Life by Christ.
1 Cor. xv, 21, 22,
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive, - 458
The general Resurrection.
1 Cor. xv. 51, 52.
Behold, I show you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be
changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: