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but THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE, throug Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. 8.7--10, 12-14. and 6. 17 -23. ) and 7, 5, 6, 21, 23.

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The infinite compassion and unparalleled love of our Divine, incarnate, suffering, bleeding, and espir. ing REDEEMER, are themes of meditation adapted to this important, solemn, interesting and soul-refreshing ordinance.

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For thou has made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Ps. 8. 5.

Their number-The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels; the Lord is a. mong them as in Sinai, in the holy place. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thou. sand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thou. sand times ten thousand stood before him: the judg: ment was set, and the books were opened. But ye

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are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels. Ps. 68. 17. Dan. 7. 10. Heb. 12. 22.

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And Names.-Above it stood the seraphims : each one had six wings ; with twain he covered bis face; and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. Which he wrouglit in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set hiin at his own right hand in the heavenly places. Far above all principality, and power, and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come; for by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers ; all things were created by him, and for him. into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being madle subject unto him. Is. 6. 2. Eph. 1. 20, 21.

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They are elect-I charge thee before Gon, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels that thou observe these things, without preferring one before anothor, doing nothing by partiality. i Tim. 5. 21.

HolyThe same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of Gon which is poured out without mixture into the clip of luis indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the LAMB. Rev. 14. 10.

Spirits-And of the angels he saith, who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers, a flame of fire. Heb. 1. 7.

Excelling in strength,--Bless the Lord ye his angels, that excell in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Ps. 103. 20.

In wisdom-to fetch about this form of speech hath thy servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know all things that are in the earth. 2 Sam. 14. 20.

And in utterance. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. 1 Cor. 13. 1.

They contemplate Gospel mysteries,-Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the Gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven ; which things the angels desire to look into. To the intent thai now. unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God. 1 Pet. i. 12. Eph. 3. 10.

Reveal God's will.And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling. Then said I, Oh my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be. Dan. 10. 11. Lech. 1. 9.

And rejoice at the conversion of sinners.--Likewise, I

unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. Luke 15. 10.


They minister to saintgu-Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation ? Heb. 1. 14.

And inflict judgments on the wicked. He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them. Ps. 78. 49.

They ministered to Jesus on earth-Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. Mat. 4. 11.“

And will attend him in the judgment. And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels. 2 Thes. 1. 7.

They worship the Father-And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts : the whole earth is full of his glory. Is. 6. 3.

And the Son. And again, when he bringeth in the fbrist begolten into the world, he saith, and let all the angels of God worship him. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne, and the beasts and the elders : and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands. Saying with a loud voice, worthy is the LAMB that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. Heb. 1. 6. Rev. 5. 11. 12.




Doubtless thou art our Father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer ; thy name is from everlasting. Is. 63. 16.

By right of creation,Have we not all one Father ? Hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers ? Mal. 2. 10.

By bountiful provision - Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. Ps. 145. 16.

By gracious adoption.--Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will Eph. 1. 5.


Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for : that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as do thy people Israel : and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name. 1 Kings 8. 43.

The throne of thy glory,--Thus saith the Lord, the heaven is my throne, and the earth is my

footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me, and where is the place of my rest?' Is. 66. 1.

The portion of thy children,—To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you. 1 Pet. 1. 4.

The temple of thy angels.—In the year that King Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. . Is. 6. 1.


Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy and for thy truth's sake, Ps. 115. 1.

By the thoughts of our hearts.—Teach me thy way, O Lord, I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.

Ps. 86. 11. By the words of our lips,-0 Lord, open thou my. lips; and my mouth sball shew forth thy praise. Ps. 51. 15.

By the works of our hands. Whether therefore ye : eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Cor, 10. 31.

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