Sermons and Other Practical Works: Consisting of Above One Hundred and Fifty Sermons Besides His Poetical Pieces. To which is Prefixed an Account of the Author's Life and Writings with an Elegiac Poem, and Large Contents, Volume 6
H. Mitchell, 1796
take up the meaning of it not only to be , Lo , I come , in the Helh ; but also , L , I
come in the Spirit . And , O Sirs , is this his voice ! What say you to it ? Is there any
juyful echo in your heart welcoming him , saying , The voice of any Beloved !
bebold , he cometh ! ... loved the world , that he sent his only begotten Son ; that
whofuever believeth in him , should not perith , but have everlasting life . ... lle
comes in his Father ' s name , and his Father ' s seal appended to his commission
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Even the first welcome of faith may be in these terms , and should be fo ; for his
manifesting himfelf thus , in the word , is the ground of faith ... take place , as his
coming in the flesh has already taken place : therefore , when he says , Lo , I
come ! to save by the power of my Spirit ! ... Answ . Whom he has purposed to
save , is a secret ; but whom he calls to believe , and look to him for sale vation ,
is no fecret ...
he having thoughts of peace towards us , when we reckoned he had thoughts of
wrath , and designs to ruin us . ... The next thing was , To show that this is mat . ter
of wonder and admiration , which is the fourth thing in the text , behold ! ... justice ,
that he can no more cease to punish fin , ihan he can cease to be God ; justice
being as essential to his name as mercy . ... Surely , may we cry , when he comes
to show his love , “ Lord , I am not worthy that thou should come under my roof .
And God went up from him , in the place where be talked with him . ... needs not
be thought strange , thos they should fenfibly enjoy him , and lose him in a
moment , as Jacob here ; He went up from bim , in the place where be talked with
2dly , He confirms the promise he had made unto him of his own name EL -
SHADDAI , the Almighty God ; the God that ... That he should be a father of many
nations , and great kings ; and a nation and company of nations should be of him
, and kings should come out of his loins . ... how this intercourse is interrupted ,
and marred at present , “ God went up froin him , in the place where he talked
with him .
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