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manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified before hand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 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.” (1 Pet. i. 10–12.)

This recital not only powerfully illustrates the equality of the Son of God with his Almighty Father—for the Spirit of Christ was the spirit of prophecy--but also his high superiority over the angels (though they are also spirits :) in it we find the mighty Lord of angels testifying by his Spirit things concerning himself, unto agents greatly inferior to angels, even the prophets on our earth; the greatest among whom is less than the least in the kingdom of heaven, and the angelic hierarchies (of the highest orders, as appears from the hallowed types,) in deep humility desiring earnestly to look into and comprehend those revelations which the Spirit of Christ was pleased to impart unto beings so very inferior unto themselves. And in the quotation just inserted from the Hebrews, we find all angels commanded to bless and worship Christ, who is head over all things ; over all principality and power :

angels, and authorities, and powers being made subject to him.” (1 Pet. iii. 22.) “ Let us make man, (Gen. i.) implies equality ; every type of heavenly things connected with the glorious Son of God, depicteth royalty: the table on which is

placed the symbolic bread of life, and the incense altar, are both surmounted with a crown of gold. The prophecy of Balaam foretells a star and sceptre-a star denotive of a celestial sceptre. The whole of the forty-fifth Psalm is entirely correspondent with the description already transcribed from the first chapter of the Hebrews : “ Thou art fairer than the children of men, grace is poured into thy lips: therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty. And in thy majesty ride prosperously, because of truth, and meekness, and righteousness; and thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's (of God the Father's) enemies, whereby the people fall under thee. Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, (evidently proving that God before spoken of was God the Son, one with the Father,) hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.* All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad. King's daughters were

* There is one God and Father, of whom are all things: therefore, the one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, may in this sense, as proceeding forth from God, be denominated a fellow with God's vast intellectual offspring, who all derive their origin from the same One source. And he professed himself not ashamed even to call us brethren: he is fellow with God in his divine nature, and fellow with all intelligents, as deriving his existence from him.

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among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of ophir. Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy Father's house; so shall the king greatly desire thy beauty : for He is thy Lord; and worship thou him.” “And they

go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when He ariseth to shake terribly the earth.” (Isa. ii. 19.) This prophecy must mean the glory of the majesty of God the Son; being parallel to that contained in the Apocalypse, wherein it is said that the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every freeman, will hide themselves in the dens, and in the rocks of the mountains, and will say to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, (whom various Scriptures assert to be Christ,) and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand ? (Rev. vi. 15–17.) For he will smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall He slay the wicked. (Isa. xi. 4.) And as the preceding verses of the chapter last quoted show that it is Messiah who will smite the earth, and slay the wicked; it also proves that it is the glory of the majesty of God the Son which ariseth to shake terribly the earth. In the 9th chapter of Isaiah, 6th verse, our blessed Saviour is distinctly termed the mighty God; clearly describing God the Son in

vested with Almighty power, as is God the Father,

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God ;" (Isa. xl. 3 ;) and we have already found the voice of the paternal Deity declaring unto him who was ordained to prepare the way for God the Son, that He whose way he did prepare was his beloved Son, in whom He was well pleased. Then follows verse the 5th : “ And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together ; for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it." 8th verse : “ The word of our God shall stand for ever." “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God.” (John i. 1.) “Say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God ! behold the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him : behold his reward is with him, and his work before him.” (Isa. xl. 9.)

This prophecy again is parallel to one in the Revelations, last chapter, 12th verse : “ Behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me;" and proves that the Lord God before spoken of was Christ the Son of God. • He shall feed his flock like a shepherd ; he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.” Verse the 12th, and all the ensuing ones of this chapter appear in continuation to speak of God the Son, and are applicable unto him as the glorious firstborn of every creature, by whom all things were created that are in heaven and that are in earth,

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