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Col. i. 16. By him were all things cre- the throne of his glory. (Matt. xix, 28. ated, that are in heaven, and that are in Luke ix. 26.) Before him shall be ga. earth, visible and invisible, whether they thered all nations, and he shall separate be thrones or dominions, principalities or them one from another, as a shepherd powers, all things were created by him divideth the sheep from the goats. He and for him; and he is before all things, shall set the sheep on his right hand. and by him all things consist.

but the goats on the left. Heb. i. 2. By him God made the John v. 22. The Father hath commitworlds.-Ver. 10. Thou, Lord, in the ted all judgment to the Son.—Ver. 27. beginning laid the foundations of the He hath given him authority to execute earth, and the heavens are the works of judgment, because he is the Son of man. thine hands. Ver. 11. Ch. iii. 3, 4. Acts x. 42. The apostles said, Jesus

commanded us to preach unto the peoII. Christ shall raise the dead. John ple, and to testify, that it is he which was x. 18. Jesus said, I have power to lay ordained of God to be the judge of the down my life and to take it again. Ch. quick and dead. ii. 19. 21.

xvii. 31. God hath appointed a day v. 21. As the Father raiscth the dead in which he will judg the world in and quickeneth them, even so the Son righteousness, by that man whom he hath quickeneth whom he will.

ordained (viz. Jesus Christ). Ver. 25. The hour is coming, and Rom. ii. 16. God shall judge the senow is, in the which all that are in their crets of men by Jesus Christ. graves shall hear the voice of the Son of xiv. 10. We must all stand before the God, and they that hcar shall live.- Ver. judgment-seat of Christ. 28, 29. All that are in their graves shall 2 Tim. iv. 1. The Lord Jesus shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they judge the quick and the dead, at his that have done good unto the resurrection appearing and his kingdom. of life, and they that have done evil unto the resurrection of damnation. Dan. V. Christ will dispense suitable re. xii. 2.

wards and punishments to all mankind. vi. 40. This is the will of him that Matt. xvi. 27. The Son of man shall sent me, that every one that seeth the come, and then shall he reward every Son and believeth on him, may have one according to his works. Rom. iv. everlasting life, and I will raise him up 10. 2 Cor. v. 10. Gal. vi. 7, 8. Rev. xxii. at the last day. Ver. 39, 40. Ch. xi. 25, 12. See, God will render to men accord, 26. 2 Tim. i. 10.

ing to their works, in Chap. upon Good

Works. III. Christ will change the bodies of mankind. Phil. iii. 21. Christ shall change VI. Rewards from Christ to the righour vile body, that it may be fashioned teous. Matt. xxv. 34—36. To them on like unto his glorious body, according to his right hand, he will say, Come ye the working of his mighty power, where- blessed of my Father, inherit the kingby he is able even to subdue all things to dom prepared for you from the foundahimself. See 1 Cor. xv. 51, 52.

tion of the world : For I was an hun.

gered and ye gave me meat; I was IV. Christ shall judge the world. Isa. thirsty and ye gave me drink; I was a xi. 3. He shall not judge after the sight stranger and ye took me in; naked and

ye clothed me; I was sick and ye visitMatt. xxiv. 30, 31. They shall see the ed me; I was in prison and ye came unSon of man coming in the clouds of to me.-Ver. 40. * Verily I say unto you, heaven, with power and great glory. in as much as ye have done it unto one He shall send his angels, with the of the least of these my brethren, ye have sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather done it unto me. together his elect from the four winds, Ver. 46. The righteous shall go into. from one end of heaven to the other. life eternal. Ver. 36 to 40. Dan. vii. 13, 14. Mark xiii. 24 to 28. xiii. 43. Then shall the righteous Rev. i. 7.-xiv. 14.-xxii. 20.

shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of xxv. 31–33. The Son of Man shall their Father. Dan. xii. 3. As the brightcome in his glory, and all his holy an- ness of the firmament, and as the stars gels with him, and then shall he sit upon for ever and ever.

of his eyes:

Matt. xix. 28. Jesus said, Ye that have in the end of the world. The Son of followed me in the regeneration, when man shall send forth his angels, and they the Son of man shall sit upon the throne shall gather out of his kingdom all things of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve that offend, and them which do iniquity. thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Is. And shall cast them into a furnace of rael. i Čor. vi. 2, 3. Do you not know fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing that the saints shall judge the world ? of teeth.Ver. 49, 50. That we shall judge angels? Luke xxii. 30. xxv. 32, 33. Before the Son of man

Ver. 29. Every one that hath forsaken shall be gathered all nations, and he shall houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, separate them one from another, as a or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, shepherd divideth the sheep from the for my name's sake, shall receive an hun- goats. And he shall set the sheep on his dred-fold, and shall inherit everlasting life. right hand, but the goats on the left.Luke xviii. 29, 30.

Ver. 41–43. Then shall he say to them Luke xxii. 29, 30. I appoint unto you on the left hand, Depart from me, ye a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for unto me; that ye may eat and drink at the devil and his angels. For I was an my table, &c.

hungered and ye gave me no meat; I Col. iii. 4. When Christ who is our life was thirsty and ye gave me no drink; I shall appear, then shall ye also appear was a stranger and ye took me not in; with him in glory.

naked and ye clothed me not; sick and 1 Thess. iv. 17. We shall be caught in prison, and ye visited me not.- Ver. up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the 45. I say unto you, In as much as ye air: and so shall we ever be with the did it not to one of the least of these, ye Lord. John ver. 26.

did it not to me.-Ver. 46. And these 2 Thess. i. 10. Christ shall come, to be shall go away into everlasting punish. glorified in his saints, and to be admired ment. Mark ix. 44.' The worm dieth in all them that believe.

not, &c. Isa. Ixvi. 44. John iii. 36. The Rev. ii. 10. I will give thee a crown wrath of God abideth on them. of life. 2 Tim. iv. 8. A crown of right- x. 11. 14, 15. Jesus sent forth his dis.

1 Cor. ix. 25. An incorrupti. ciples, and said unto them, Into whatsoble crown. 1 Pet. i. 4. An inheritance ever city or town ye shall enter, if they incorruptible.

shall not receive you, nor hear your vii. 17. The Lamb which is in the words, when ye depart, shake off the midst of the throne, shall feed them, and dust of your feet. Verily I say unto you, shall lead them unto living fountains of it shall be more tolerable for the land of waters; and God shall wipe away all tears Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judg. from their eyes. See, Being glad, rejoic- ment than for that city. ing in the Lord.

Mark viji. 38. Whosoever shall be xi. 18. Thy wrath is come, and the ashamed of me, and of my words, in this time of the dead that they should be adulterous and sinful generation, of him judged, and that thou shouldst give a also shall the Son of man be ashamed, reward unto thy servants the prophets, when he cometh in the glory of his Father, and unto the saints, and unto them that with the holy angels. See threats against fear thy name small and great.

Chorazin and Bethsaida, Matt. xi. 20. 22.

Against Capernaum, Matt. xi. 23, 24. VII. Punishments inflicted on the Against the impenitent hearers of Christ, wicked by Christ. Matt. vii. 22. Many Matt. xii. 41, 42. will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, Luke iii. 43. He will gather the wheat have we not prophesied in thy name, and into his garner, but the chaff he will burn in thy name cast out devils, and in thy with fire unquenchable.

done many wonderful works. John xii. 48. He that rejecteth me, Luke xiii. 26. We have eaten and drunk hath one that judgeth him: the word that in thy presence, and thou hast taught I have spoken, the same shall judge him in our streets.-Ver. 23. And then at the last day. will I profess unto them, I never knew 1 Thess, v. 2, 3. The day of the Lord you; depart from me, ye that work ini. so cometh as a thief in the night. For quity.

when they shall say, Peace and safety, xiii. 40–42. As the tares are gather. then sudden destruction cometh upon ed, and burned in the fire; so shall it be them, and they shall not escape.

eousness.

name

of his power.

2 Thess. i. 7-9. The Lord Jesus Rev. vi. 14–17. The heavens departChrist shall be revealed from heaven, ed as a scroll. And the kings of the with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, earth, and the great men, and the rich taking vengeance on them that know not men, and the chief captains, and the God, and obey not the gospel of our Lord mighty men, and every bondman, and Jesus Christ. Who shall be punished every freeman, hid themselves in the with everlasting destruction, from the dens, and in the rocks of the mountains. presence of the Lord, and from the glory And said to the mountains and rocks,

Fall on us, and hide us from the face of ii. 8. The wicked one, (or man of him that sitteth on the throne, and from sin) the Lord will consume with the the wrath of the Lamb: For the great Spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy day of his wrath is come, and who shall with the brightness of his coming. Rev. be able to stand ? xvii. 8.

xi. 18. Thy wrath is come, and the 2 Pet. ii. 4. God spared not the angels time that thou shouldst destroy them that that sinned, but cast them down to hell, destroy the earth. and delivered them into chains of dark. xx. 14. Death and hell were cast into ness, to be reserved unto judgment.- the lake of fire. This is the second Ver. 6. 14, 15.

death. Ver. 9, 10. The Lord knoweth how to xx. 15. And whosoever was not found deliver the godly out of temptation, and written in the book of life, was cast into to reserve the unjust unto the day of judg- the lake of fire. Ch. xix. 20. ment, to be punished. But chiefly them xxi. 8. The wicked shall have their that walk after the lusts of uncleanness, portion in the lake which burneth with and despise government.

fire and brimstone.

CHAPTER VIII.

WORSHIP OFFERED TO CHRIST.

I. ACTS of worship offered to Christ and God even our Father, comfort your jointly with the Father. Matt. xxviii. 19. hearts, and stablish you. Go ye and teach all nations, baptizing Rev. v. 13. Every creature which is in them in the name of the Father, and of heaven, and in earth, heard I, saying, Blessthe Son, and of the Holy Ghost. ing, and honour, and glory, and power, be

John v. 23. All men should honour the unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and Son, even as they honour the Father. unto the Lamb, for ever and ever. Rom. i. 7. Grace to you, and peace,

vii. 9. I beheld and lo, a great num. from God the Father, and the Lord Je- ber, which no man could number, of all sus Christ. 1 Cor. i. 3. 2 Cor. i. 2. Gal. nations, and kindreds, and people, and i. 3. Eph. i. 2.—vi. 23. Phil. i. 2. "Col. tongues, stood before the throne, and be. i. 2. 1 Thess. i. 1. 2 Thess. i. 2. Phi-fore the Lamb, clothed with white robes, lem. 3.

and palms in their hands.-Ver. 10. And 2 Cor. xii. 19. We speak before God cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation in Christ.

to our God which sitteth on the throne, 1 Tim. i. 2. Grace, mercy, and peace, and unto the Lamb. from God our Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord. 2 Tim. i. 2. Tit. i. 4. 2 John

II. Acts of worship offered to Christ 3. Rev. i. 4, 5.

alone by the church in heaven, and upon Phil

. ii. 11. Every tongue shall con- earth. Ps. ii. 12. Kiss the Son lest he fess, that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the be angry, and ye perish. glory of God the Father.

Ixxii. 17. All nations shall call him 2 Thess. ii. 16. Our Lord Jesus Christ, blessed.

Ps. cxviii. 26. Blessed be he that Ver. 19. I trust in the Lord Jesus cometh in the name of the Lord. Matt. Christ. Ch. iv. xxi, 9. Luke xiii. 35.

Col. ii. 18. Let no man beguile you in Matt. ii. 2. The wise men said, We a voluntary humility, and worshipping of are come to worship him.

angels, not holding the head, which is xviii. 20. Where two or three are ga. Christ. thered together in my name, &c.

1 Thess. iii. 11. Our Lord Jesus Christ Luke xxiii. 42. The malefactor said, | direct our way unto you. Lord, remember me when thou comest 1 Tim. i. 12. I thank Christ Jesus our into thy kingdom.

Lord, who bath enabled me. xxiv. 52. The disciples worshipped him. ii. 7. I speak the truth in Christ.

Acts vii. 59. They stoned Stephen, v. 21. I charge thee before the Lord calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus Jesus Christ. 2 Tim. i. 4. receive my spirit.

2 Tim. ii. 9. Let every one that nameth iii. 16. In the name of Jesus Christ, the name of Christ, depart from ini. rise and walk.

quity. ix. 14. Here he hath authority to bind iv. 22. The Lord Jesus Christ be with all that call on thy name.-Ver. 21. Is thy spirit. not this he that destroyed them which 2 Pet. iii. 18. Grow in grace, and in called on this name.

the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour xxii. 16. Be baptized and wash away Jesus Christ : to whom be glory both now thy sins, calling upon the name of the and for ever. Amen. Lord.

Heb. i. 6. When he bringeth in the Rom. x. 12. The same Lord is rich first begotten into the world, he saith, unto all that call upon him.-Ver. 13. Let all the angels of God worship Whosoever shall call upon the name of him. the Lord shall be saved. Acts ii. 21. Joel Rev. xv. 6. Unto him that loved us, ii. 32.

and washed us from our sins in his own xvi. 20. The grace of our Lord Jesus blood, and hath made us kings and Christ be with you. Ver. 24. 1 Cor. xvi. priests unto God and his Father, to him 23. Phil. iv. 23. 1 Thess. v. 28. 2 Thess. be glory and dominion for ever and ever. iii. 18. Gal. vi. 18. Philem. 25.

Amen. 1 Cor. i. 2. With all that in every v. 11, 12. I heard the voice of many place, call on the name of Jesus Christ angels round about the throne, and the our Lord.

four beasts, and the elders, and the 2 Cor. xiii. 14. The grace of our Lord number of them was ten thousand times Jesus Christ be with you all. Rev. i.5.- ten thousand, and thousands of thou. xxii. 21.

sands; saying with a loud voice, Worthy Gal. i. 5. To whom be glory for ever is the Lamb that was slain, to receive and cver. Amen.

power and riches, and wisdom, and Phil. ii. 9. At the name of Jesus every strength, and honour, and glory, and knee should bow.

blessing

CHAPTER IX.

PERFECTIONS OF CHRIST ; HIS KNOWLEDGE, WISDOM, &c.

I. CHRIST'S knowledge. Isa. xi. 2. Matt. ix. 4. Jesus, knowing their The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon thoughts. Ch. xii. 25. Luke ix. 47. him, the Spirit of knowledge, wisdom, xi.

27. Neither knoweth any man the and understanding.

Father, save the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. John. i. 18.-1.1 Col. ii. 10. The head of all power. 15.

1 Tim. vi. 16. To him be power everMark ii. 8. He perceived in spirit that lasting. they so reasoned within themselves. Heb. i. 3. Upholding all things by the

Luke rii. 39. The Pharisee spake word of his power. within himself.-Ver. 40. Jesus an

1 Pet. iii. 22. Who is on the right hand swered.

of God, angels, authorities, and powers Johın ii. 24. He knew all men: he knew being made subject to him. what was in man.

2 Pet. i. 16. 'We made known to you vi. 61. He knew who should betray the power and coming of our Lord Jesus him. Chap. xiii. 11.

Christ. xvi. 19. He knew they were desirous Rev. xii. 10. Now is the power of to ask him.

Christ come. His works were mighty. Acts i. 24. Thou, Lord, which knowest Matt. xi. 20, 21. 23.-xiii. 54. 58. Mark the hearts of all men.

vi. 2. Luke ix. 43.-xix. 37.—xxiv. 19. I Cor. iv. 5. The Lord will make mani. See Christ's miracles and his works : fest the counsels of the heart.

Creating the world, raising the dead, fc. Heb. xii. 13. The word of God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of IV. Various acts of Christ's power tothe heart. Rev. xix. 13. His name is, ward his people. Ps. cx. 4. Thy people The Word of God.

shall be willing in the day of thy power. Rev. ii. 23. I am he which searcheth Isa. lxiii. 4. Mighty to save. Ch. xlii. 4. the reins and hearts. Ch. v. 6.

Matt. ix. 6. The Son of man hath power

on earth to forgive sins. Mark ii. 10. II. Christ's Wisdom. Isa. xi. 2. The Luke v. 24. Spirit of wisdom shall rest upon him. x. l. He called unto him his twelve

Luke ii. 40. Jesus was filled with wis disciples, and gave them power against dom. Ver. 52.

unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to 1 Cor. i. 24. Christ, the power of God, heal all manner of sickness, and all man. and the wisdom of God.

ner of disease. Col. ii. 3. In him are hid all the trea. xvi. 18. I will build my church, &c. surcs of wisdom and knowledge.

Luke v. 17. The power of the Lord Rev. v. 12. Worthy is the Lamb, to re- was present to heal. ceive power, and riches, and wisdom, &c. John x. 28. Neither shall any pluck

them out of my hand. III. Christ's power and dominion. Ps. 1 Cor. i. 8. Christ shall confirm you xlv. 3. Gird thy sword, O most Mighty. unto the end, that ye may be blameless

Isa. ix. 6. His name shall be called, in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 The Mighty God.

Thess. iii. 13. Matt. xxiv. 30. They shall see the Son 2 Cor. xii. 9. He said, My grace is of man coming with power and great sufficient for thee: my strength is made glory.

perfect in weakness. Most gladly there. xxvi. 64. Hereafter shall ye see the fore, (saith Paul,) will I rather glory in Son of man sitting on the right hand of my infirmities, that the power of Christ power.

may rest upon me. xxviii. 18. All power is given to me in Phil. iii. 21. The Lord Jesus Christ heaven and earth.

shall change our vile body, that it may Luke iv. 32. His word was with be fashioned like unto his glorious body, power.

according to the working whereby he is John X. 18. I have power to lay down able to subdue all things to himself. my life, and to take it again.

iv. 13. I can do all things through xvii. 2. Thou hast given him power Christ which strengtheneth me. over all flesh.

Col. i. 29. I labour, striving according Acts x. 38. God anointed Jesus of Na- to his working, which worketh in me zareth with power.

mightily. 1 Cor. i. 24. Christ the power of God. Heb. ii. 18. He is able to succour them

xv. 24. He shall have put down all au- that are tempted. thority and power.

vii. 25. Able to save to the uttermost. Eph. i. 21. He is above all principality 2 Tim. i. 12. Able to keep that com. and power.

mitted to him.

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