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TYPEs of PHAROAH AND THE +słAelites. 205
That I'll redeem from Satan's hand,
Thou now seest Men like them become,
THi GOSPEL OP ST. JOHN.— SONS OP ELI. 207
So every land see how they stand,
And every shadow see;
My Sealed people be,
To murmur at my Word;
And then fell from their God;
They judg'd the day must cndt
No longer they'd depend,
So Isiael's seed is hepe;
In faith do souit appear.
As ttiou hait pondcr'd througlk
THE GOSPEL O'F ST. JOHN.
John Hi. 14, 15, 16—And as Moses lifted.up th6 Serpent in the Wilderness, even so niust the Son Op Man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten .Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
THE ANSWER OF THE LORD. "Now I shall answer thee from these words. They stand perfectly to the Gentiles as tlie Law did to the Jews, to all them that believed in Me, and relied on Me for Salvation; but now is coming the Fulfilment of My Death, to bring in Man's Redemption. Now come to verse \ 7—For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. Then now answer Me, ye worldly wise men, how the world can be sa,ved through Me, if I do not destroy all the -works of the Devil, as is prophesied of Me; and as I said I should come again, and take out of my Kingdom all that offend? Those that are now believing in Me for Salvation, without believing ia Me for Redemption, are like the sons pf Eli, who pretended to offer the sacrifice, but not according as the Lord had commanded them ; for though they were the sons of Eli, yet they were sons of Belial, that knew not the Lord. Now perfectly so is it with the Gospel; for though men profess to be children of those that believe the Gospel. and the Apostles that brought in the Gospel yet, they are as far departed from the Gospel, as Eli's sons were departed from their father, and from all the ordinances of the Lord ; and so they are departed from the Gospel. Now what honour do men bring to ME, to say, I died a shameful Death on the Cross, to cast out all the Jews, and bring in a few people to believe in Me, and save a few that are righteous Were not the righteous saved before ? Where is the merit you make of my Death and Sufferings, that the world through ME might be saved 2 othen know, if the world be 'saved through Me, I must destroy him that hath the power of Death, which is the Devil. Then are you not like Eli's sons, that know not the Lord, nor the power of HIs MIGHT, neither will you give ME the honour due unto My NAME 2 For now to Man I here shall answer: From the LAw and Gospel see, I that am thy every MasTER Now will fully answer thee. As 'twas before doth now appear, And Eli's sons are come; My Hosous: they will never clear, The way Men now go on. My Gospel. TRUE before their view They never will allow: That what I said I'd surely do— Vain mortals tell me how You can believe one that deceives, You say, in every word * For if My Gospel, do stop here You cannot prove the BREAD Caine down from HEAVEN, for Man was given To be the BREAD of LIFE, That is for all, wiren I do call, To end your every strife. So alswer here, let men appear, My Gospel let them see;
- * - - - - .." it. John's cospel-CoMForter prostis ED, 209
* Then tell ME how they'll baffle here,
John xiv. 16, to the end—And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it teeth him not, neither knoweth him: ‘but ye know him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in Me, and I in you.-He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me : and he that loveth ME shall be loved of
my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest
myself to him.—Jesus answered and said unto him, is a man love Me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we wilf come unto him, and make our abode with him.—These things have Ispoken unto you, being yet present with you.But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach You all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.-And now I have told you before it come to pass, that when it is come to pass ye might believe.
‘I’HE ANSWER OF THE LORD.
“Now let the world answer ME, whether they think these sayings of mine alluded only to my disciples 2 or whether they think they were spoken for believers at the End * Know, I said I am with you to the Fnd; but was 1 with my disciples to the end of their ** in the body ? Thou answerest, No; then it is in the Srini r that I must be with you in the End; and how can men allude my sayings to my disciples * * For know, I answered, if a man love MP, he *ill keep My woups. Now if I spoke thus on LY