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Then it appears that God is love. That love and obedience to
efforts to promote the cause of Christ must ultimately succeed.
return. Their favorable circumstances. The way preparing.
sufferings. To the honor of his kingly office. The manner of
perties of the trial. Impartial. Distinct. Convincing. Close.
ment of sense. Torments of conscience. Duration.
Ditto of scripture, . . . . . . . . 397.
THE EXALTATION OF THE MESSIAH.
My beloved Brother Benjamin,
Jehovah, the God of our fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the Angel of the covenant, having preserved me in my journey, and brought me safely back to my family, I now, agreeably to my promise in my last letter, resume with pleasure our correspondence, in a second series of letters, on some of the most important and interesting subjects respecting the Messiah.
Having in the former series considered the predictions which relate to Messiah's state of humiliation, and their accomplishment in the birth, life, sufferings, death and burial of Jesus Christ, I propose to consider, in the first part of this series of letters, those predictions which relate to his state of exaltation..
$ 1. In the sufferings and death of Christ, we have seen the Sun of Righteousness setting in great darkness, and all nature in mourning; but we shall now see him rising and shining brighter and brighter unto the perfect day, to go down no more. What is said respecting every believer, is perfectly true respecting Jesus Christ: “Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. For his anger endureth but a moment: in his favor is life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with