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The Father's eternity is revealed–The ETERNAL GOD is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And God said unto Moses I AM THAT I AM. Deut. 33. 27. Ex. 3. 14.
The Son's eternity is revealed The Lord possessed me IN THE BEGINNING of his way, before his works of old. Then I was by him, as one brought up with him : and I was daily his delight, rejoicing ALWAYS before him. Prov. 8. 22, 30.
The Spirit's eternity is revealed-How much more shall the blood of Christ : who through the ETERNAL Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works, to serve the living God. Heb. 9. 14.
OMNIPRESENCE. The Father's, &c.—*Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth ? saith the Lord. Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. Whither shall I go from thy Spirit ? or whither shall I flee from thy presence ? Jer. 23. 24. Eph. 1. 23. Ps. 139. 7.
Omniscience.—Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest ; for thou, even thou only knowest the hearts of all the children of men. 'And I will kill her children with death : and all the churches shall know that I'am he which searcheth the reins and hearts ; and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 1 Kings 8. 39. Rev. 2. 23. 1 Cor. 2. 10.
* In the note on the sacred TRINITY, after each attribute and work of JEHOVAH, the first reference respects the FATHER, the second reference respects the Sox, and the third reference respects the Holy Gæost
Wisdom, Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God forever and ever: for Wisdom and might are his. In whom are hid all the treasures of Wisdom and knowledge. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, "the Father of glory, may give unto you the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. Dan. 2. 20. Col. 2. 3. Eph. 1. 17. Power ,—God hath spoken once ; twice have I heard
that Power belongeth unto God. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All Power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Through mighty signs and wonders, by the Power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the Gospel of Christ. Ps. 62. 11. Mat. 28. 18. Rom. 15. 19.
Goodne88,40 give thanks unto the Lord; for he is Good; for his mercy endureth forever. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and with power : who went about doing Good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil: for God was with him. Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy Spirit is Good; lead me into the land of uprightness. 1 Chron. 16. 34. Acts 10. 38. Ps. 143. 10.
And Truth, He is the rock ; his work is perfect; for all his ways are judgment : a God of Truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he: And the Word was made fiesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, fullof grace and Truth. Even the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him ; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. Deut. 32. 4. John 1. 14. and 14. 17.
JEHOVAH THE TRIUNE GOD, Creates,
Know ye, that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves ; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. All things were made by him : and without him was not any thing made that was made.
The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. Ps. 100. 3. John 1. 3. Job 33. 4.
Instructs - It is written in the prophets, and they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefjre thathath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.
For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. But the comfort. er, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Fath.r will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you, John 6. 45. Gal. 1. 12. John 14. 26.
Leads,—Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel ; I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which Leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. To him the porter openeth ; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and Leadeth them out. For as many as are Lead by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Is. 48. 17. John 10. 3. Rom. 8. 14.
Sanctifres,Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are Sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called. For both he that Sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one ; for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren. That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the Gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being Sanctified by the Holy Ghost. Jude 1. Heb. 2. 11. Rom. 15. 16.
And Quickens.-For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and Quickeneth them ; even so the Son Quickeneth; whom he will. It is the Spirit that Quickeneth ; the flesh profiteth nothing : the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life. John 5. 21. and 6. 63.
All spiritual and divine operations are performed by the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, to W HOM be aştribed aưi the glory forever. Amen.
And there are diversities of operations, but it is the game Gop which worketh all in all. Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free : but Christ is all and in all. But all these worketh that one and the self same
Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 1 Cor. Full 12. 6. Col. 3. 11. 1 Cor. 12. 11.
We have conclusive evidence that God directs and gou erns ALL THINGS either by general or special providence.
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing ? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father, Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath
wrought this ? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. Behold he breaketh down and it cannot be built again : he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening. Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up; also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth. With him is strength and wisdom : the deceived and the deceiver are his. He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty. He increaseth the nations and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again. He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing, and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth : and none can stay bis hand, or say unto him, what doest thou ? Let all the earth fear the Lord ; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done ; he commanded, and it stood fast. The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought; he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. The counsel of the Lord standeth forever, the thoughts of His heart to all generations. Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed
him and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the bal. ance; Behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers ; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in. That bringeth the princes to nothing: he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. Yea, they shall not be planted ; yea, they shall not be sown : yea, their stock shall not take root, in the earth : and he shall also blow upon them, and. they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble. Matt. 10. 29. Job 12. 9, 10. 14--16, 21, 23, 24, Dan. 4. 35. Ps. 33. 8-11. Is. 40. 13-15, 22-24
The 104th Ps. DESERVES PARTICULAR ATTENTION.
A SCRIPTURAL description of the unrenewed heart.
It is wicked, --Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, T'he seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought, and he cry unto the Lord against thee,and it bé sin unto thee. Deut. 15. 9.
Froward;--Frowardness' is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually, he soweth discord. They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the Lord : but such as are upright in their way are his delight. Prov. 6. 14. and 11. 20.
Perverse;- A man shall be commended according to his wisdom : but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. Prov. 12. 8.
Rebellious,,But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone. Jer. 5.23:
Impenitent-But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath, and revelation of the righteous judgment of God. Rom. 2. 5.