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rejoiced; my flesh also shill 'rest id hope's for why? rhovr shall not lea;ve my soul in'HHs,' neither flialt thou susfer thy;tioly brie tb 'fee bbtruption; thou ihalt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is the fulness of joy, and at thy right hand there is pleasure sor evermore.''
Moses. Daniel prophecies the death qf the Messiah: aster three-score and two weeks, Messiah shall be cut osf. David gives us his resurrection; thou shalt not ldave my soul in hell, neither shalt thou suffer thy holy one to see corruption. Also in this as' in his other psalm.,' his triumphal ascension :'th;ru shalt shew me the path of lise; in thy prtsince is the sulness of joy, and at thy right hand there is pleasure evermore. These were mysteries until now, I consess myself totally ignorant.
Boy. Psalm no. The Lord said unto my Lord, sit thou cn my right hand, until I make thy enemiesthy soot~stool: the Lord shall send the rod of thy power out of Sion; be thou ruler even in the midst among thine enemies. In the day of thy power snail the people ofser thee free-will ofserings with an holy worship j the dew of thy birth is of the womb of the morning: the Lord swore and will not repenr. Thou art a priest sor ever after the order of Mclchisedech: the Lord upon thy right hand, shall wound even kings in the d.iy'os his wrath: he shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill'the places with the dead bodies, and finite asuhdrr the heads over. divers countries; he shall dririk of the brook in the way, 'theresore shaft he lift up his head. . • • •
Moses. The psalm besore us is a surther testimony and consirmation of the royal prophet o the divinity of the Messiah; sor David was a great king, he had many nations tributary to him* himself acknowledged no superior but his God, whose darling he was; Messiah, as man, he knew was to be his son, consequently not intisled to his homage; but he knew also that he was his God, in quality of which he pours forth his foul in praise and adoration, which breathe throughout his psalms: in this psalm is declared the priestly office of the Messiah, not according to the order of Aaron which was instituted in the old covenant, but according to Melchisedech, to whom we read in Genesis, our father Abraham paid tithes, and received his blessing, being the priest of Almighty God; so that the new worship or covenant; will be disserent, dating, and taking its essect from the death of the Messiah, who, according to Daniel, is to be cut off, but not for himself. Also the Psalm 40, Sacrifice and oblation thou wouldst not: but a body thou hast fitted to me: Holocausts for fin did not please thee. 1 hen said I, behold I come: in the head of the book it is written of me,, that I should do thy will, O Codi Here we are told of the insufficiency of the ,old covenant and mode of worship, and that the Almighty would bring and confirm the new, which, according to Daniel, was confirmed with many and established in the middle of the seventieth week by the Messiah when he ypas^cut off, and that the old worihip should cease, as we are witnesses this day. Near two
thousand ttKttjfcnd years has this prophecy been accompli Oied. Genesis 14th chapter. And Melcbise.* deth, king of Salem, brought forth bread and wine : and he was priest of the Most High God. And be blessed him and said, blejsed be Abram of the Mast High God, possessor of heaven and earth: end blejsed be the Must High God, who bath delivered thine enemies into thy hands: and Abram gave Mdchrfsdecb tithes of all. This scripture points out Melchil'edech to be priest of Almighty God and his priesthood, prior to that of Aaron. Also, according to the lJsalm we just quoted, the type of the Messiah, whose worship of offering is bread and wine, which will take place and succeed the old sacrisices and worship of Israel. As the Psalm we a little before mentioned testisies, that the old worship was not equivalent, the 110th Psalm gives a farther testimony of the Divinity of the Messiah, in the sollowing verse: • In the day of thy power shall tbe people offer thee free. will offerings with an holy worship; tbe dew of thy birth is of the womb of tbe morning. So that the oblation or worship of the new covenant will be offered to the Son equally with the Father, which would be the height of blasphemy, were the Son not God. I now am no longer ignorant of the woman's seed crushing the head of the serpent, the devil, making reparation, and reconciling man with his God, and replacing him in his first birthright, which by seduction Satan, that old serpent, tempted and effected his fall. Here.the Psalm resers us how necestary.and proper itjwas for him to take . .a ,f • our
our nature and osser it up a sacrifice to the Di
vine justice, to blot out and cancel the debt,
which none could essect but the Divinity.
fin did not please thee. Then said I, Behold, I am in the bead of the book. Genesis 3d chapter, 15 th verse, // is written of me, that I should do tby -mil, O God. The mystery of the plural number in the Divinity, in the 1st chapter os Genesis, the Spirit of God moved upon the waters, and God said, Let Us make man in Our Image, after our Likeness, becomes familiar and
Bey. Malachi 1st chapter. From the rising ef the fun even unto the going down of the fame, My Name shall be great among the Gentiles: and in every place incense pall be offered unto My N.imet and a sure offering: for My Name shall be great among the Gentiles, faith the Lord of Hosts.
Moses. Malachi was the last of ourprophets. By this propr.ecy a new scene is opened, in which is preiented the completion and end of the old and bringing in of the ' new covenant and worship. The old was confined to the temple and Jewish nation period, until the Messiah. The new is universal, in time, place and people. From the rising of the fun to the setting of the fame Mjy Name is great among the Gentiles, faith the Lord of Hosts ., and in every place incense (hall be, anu a pure ossering. And this, according to other prophecies, as long as the sun and moon endure. These are
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and irrevocably sealed and bound by the oath of the Eternal God. Here we see presented in one point of view the infinite Majesty and goodness of ourGod, who bestows unintermitted blessings on man. Shall man, ungenerous creature, continue unfaithful to the invitations of his God? No: but where is Israel to seek, in what place is this pure offering immolated? there Israel will repair and invoke her God, and join in offering this universal and pure sacrifice to her Lord.
Boy. What you covet is the christian sacrifice instituted by Jesus Christ, who is the promised Messiah of your scriptures.
Moses. This cannot be; it is impossible j Israel can never submit. No? this wijl not come to pass. One Ihe detests, as most infamous to caress and offer sacrifice to. The height of madness, detestable, infamous.
Boy. Had the Jews acknowledged Jesus Christ, in that case He could not be the Messiah. Their rejectipn, &c. prove the scriptures pue and Him the Messiah.
Moses. This matter shall be discussed.
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