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After an introduction to the words, the scope of the prophet in the

preceding verses, the words themselves viewed as they land connected
with the preceding and subsequent clauses, and their sense exprefied

in a doctrinal proposition, the following general topics are handled, viz.

1. The wings wherewith they mount up, spoke of,


2. The things wherein they mount up, mentioned,


3. The seasons when it is especially they mount up,


4. The manner how they mount up,

5. The reafons why tliey mount up, examined, •


Ó. Application made of the whole subject, in several uses, 215

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The River of Life, proceeding out of the Throne of God

and of the Lamb,

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Rev. xxii.' 1. And be Jewcd nie a pure river of water of life, clear

as cryslal, proceeding out of the throne of God, and of the Lamb.
The words being viewed in their scope, their sense ascertained, explained,

and summed up in a doctrine, the following general heads of method

are prosecute, viz.

1. Some remarks offered for clearing and confirming the doctrine, 230

2. The property and quality of the water of this river observed, 232

3. The import of its being said to proceed out of the throne of God

and the Lamb,


4. The reasons why thi: river is said to proceed from therce, 237

5. Inferences deduced for the application of the whole,


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2. In what respects matters may grow worse with people, even when they are thus coming to Chrift,

Page 259 3. The reasons why people come to Christ for help, and why they whom

he undertakes to help, may find their distress grow, before their deliverance come,

260 4. The application of the whole subject,

261 (1.) Satan's temptations to leart-blasphemy, cautioned against, 266 (2.) He tempts to heart-wandering,

269 (3.) To the omission of duiy,

271 (4.) To the commission of sin,

272 (5.) To unworthy apprehensions of God,

273 (6.) To self-murder,


Dark Providences cleared in due Time, Page 287
John xiii. 7. What I do, thou knowejt 'not now, but thou shalt

know bereafter.
After taking a view of the words in their feope and design, analizing

and explaining them, deducing an observation from them, and conforming it by an induction of scripture-instances, the following general

heads are proposed, viz. 1. To mention some things the Lord doth towards his church and

people, that are dark and mysterious, hidden and unknown, 288 2. To sew in what respects these things that he is doing for them, may be hid and unknown to them,

293 3. For what reason the Lord takes this way of doing, so hid, dark, and mysterious, that what iie doth they know not,

297 4. To observe some seasons, when it is that he makes them know what now they are in the dark about,

299 5. To deduce some inferences for the application of the whole, 305


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Isa. xxvii. 13. And it shall come to pass, in that day, that the great

trumpet shall be blown : and they shall come wbich were ready to perish in the land of Ajsyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall

vorship the Lord in the boly mountain at Jerusalem. The words being copiously viewed, both as to their literal,

typical and spiritual meaning, accurately analized and explained, their spiritual sense expressed in a doctrinal observation, and cach branch of the doctrine confirmed and illustrated from express texts of scripture, the following general topies of discourse are insisted upon, viz.

I, The


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1. The state and condition of sinners by nature, as outcasts, ready

to perish, considered, 2. The duty of sinners to come to a Saviour, the great Lord-deliverer, and glorious object of worship,

327 3. The means spoke of, by which the Lord gathers these sinners thus to him, viz. the blowing of the great gospel-trumpet,

330 4. The efficacy of these means, and thew why it is promised they sball come,

339 5. The end for which they shall come, viz. their worshipping in his holy mountain,

342 6. Inferences for the application of the whole,


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The Sum of the Gospel; or, God in Christ,


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Mat. iii. 17.-This is my beloved Son, in wbom I am well-pleased.



The words being viewed in their connection, explained, and summed

in a doctrinal propofition, the following general topics of discourse

are prosecuted, viz.
1. To speak of God's being in Chrift,
2. To enquire how God is in Christ,
3. To fhew that in Christ alone, he is well-pleased,

370 4. To make application of the whole subject,


358 361

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Present Duty before approaching Darkness,


Jer. xiii. 16. Give glory to the Lord your God, before be cause darkness.

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The Author having considered the words in their connection, divided,

and explained them, and taken up their sense in doctrinal observa

tion, he proposes the following general heads of method, viz. 1. To speak a little of this glory that is given to God, and what it is to glorify him,

392 2. To enquire how, and by what means, we are to give him glory, 393 3. What is imported in the expression, Give glory unto the Lord your

399 4. To speak of the motive here assigned, Before be cause darkness, 401 5. To deduce some inferences for the application of the whole,



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Hos. xiii. 9. O Ifrael! thou haft destroyed thyself; but in me is thy belp.



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After an introduction into the subject, an explication of the words,

and a doctrinal proposition laid down, illustrated, and confirmed,

the following heads of method, are treated, viz.

1. When may the time be said to be a threatening time, so as a storm

is evidently approaching,


2. Why the Lord will take care of his people's safety and security,
in such a time,


3. What chambers he wants them to come into, for their safety,. 474

4. The application of the subject,

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