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vereign grace in Christ Jesus, who is the head of all principality and power? And, whether this good-will of God in Christ to the elect be revealed in a command or a promise, the glorious blessing is life in both, and is a free gift. “I know that his commandment is life everlasting.” “ And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life,” i John ii. 25.

While the Master's will of commandments respecting the desolate woman and her children keeps the bond fraternity all their lifetime subject to bondage; the Master standing, not on the disposition of the servant's heart, but on the goodness of his work, and declaring the offender in one point to be guilty of all; under this dispensation he lives, which makes him hate coming to a reckoning; under this he dies, which makes him wish for a covenant with death, and an agreement with hell. Convinced that the bed which he hath made is too short for a resting-place, and his legal coverings too narrow to hide his guilt, a consciousness of this will force him to call on the rocks to fall on him, and to the hills to cover him : for, if he hath been inflamed with rage at the green tree, what but the work of fiery indignation can be done in the dry?

By the preaching of the Gospel the Law may be considered as established in the following man

ner:

It is established, in the hand of a sin-avenging God, against all the ungodliness and unrighteousness of wicked men, as a fiery law; "a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn to the lowest hell,” Deut. xxxii. 22.

It is established in the heart of every enemy to the Saviour, as a witness for God against them, for such are under the curse; and the curse of God is in the tabernacle of the wicked, and the wrath of God, revealed in the law, abideth on them.

It is a witness for God against all the heathen: the accusing and excusing of their thoughts and conscience shew the works of the law written in their hearts.

It is established, as magnified and made honourable, in the heart of the Mediator, who is both our ark and mercy-seat; which is the law's appointed place, where it is kept so close as never to arrest nor curse'any poor penitent sinner who seeks the mercy of God in Christ Jesus, who is the end of the law for righteousness to all that believe.

By the imputation of Christ's righteousness to the believer, and by the love of God shed abroad in his heart, the righteousness of the law is fulfilled in him, and is established in his mind and conscience; and as thus fulfilled in him, after the inner man, he loves it.

It is established in the hand of God the Father as a most severe rod : “ Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law, that thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity.” And every such an one, having heard and learned of the Father, says the Saviour cometh unto me.

And lastly, it is established by preaching the Gospel in the hand of the Judge of quick and dead; furnishing him with a flaming sword, and an iron rod; this sword shall come down on the people of his curse to judgment, and this rod will dash the wicked in pieces like a potter's vessel; when Christ shall appear as a just God, and a Saviour; a just God to the wicked, and as a Saviour to the saints, and to be admired in all that believe. That my Reader

may be enlightened to see the things which differ: the difference between the law of faith and that of works; between the Spirit of liberty and that of bondage; between a minister of the Spirit, who preaches Christ, and is called an Antinomian, and a minister of the letter, who favours Arminianism, and yet is called orthodox; and, after trying all things, be enabled to hold fast that which is good; is the prayer and desire of

Thy faithful Friend,

And willing Servant in Christ Jesus,

W. H.

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TIMOTHY PRIESTLEY SHAVED,

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REFLECTED FROM HIS OWN LOOKING-GLASS.

THE OPERATOR,

WILLIAM HUNTINGTON, S.S.

THOU, SON OF MAN, TAKE THEE A SHARP KNIFE, TAKE THEE A BARBer's RAZOR.

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HAIR OF THE FLET; AND IT SHALL ALSO CONSUME THE BEARD.

ISAIAH VII. 20.

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