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̓Αμα γ αυτὸς εἰς ἀνθρώπες παρῆν καὶ τὸ Ικδαίων καθήρητο βασίλειον. Eufeb.

3. The whole Prophefie was fulfilled at the Deftruction of the Temple, for then were the Nations converted to Chrift.


1. Obferve the Certainty of Scripture, foretelling Things 1700 Years to come.

2. Jefus is the Chrift, Job. xx. 31.


1. Blefs GOD.

1. For making,

2. For fulfilling this Promife, Luk. ii. 13.


Let your Thankfulness be expreffed,

1. By a ferious Meditation upon the Mercies
of GOD, in fending his Son into the
World; for this is the Mercy of all Mer-
2. By a fincere and hearty Obedience to all
the Laws of fo good and gracious a GOD.
3. By a liberal Contribution to the Poor,
that they may rejoyce too.

4. By addreffing your felves with all Humi-
lity and Reverence to the Sacrament, that
you may partake of his Merits, who as
upon this Day came into the World to fave
you from your Sins, and bring you to

EXOD. iii. 14.

אהיה אשר אהיה

Hich Name denotes,
I. His Existence.


II. His Effence, and in that,

1. His Unity, Deut. vi. 4. 1 Cor. viii. 4, 6. Whence learn,

1. To apprehend as but one GOD, tho' Three Perfons.

2. To worship and ferve but one GOD. 2. His Independency, Pfal., 10, 11, 12. 1. Admire his Mercy.

2. Dread his Juftice.

3. His Self-fufficiency, ", Asus, Deus,
1. Intereft your felyes in him.
2. Rely upon him.

4. His Caufality, Act. xvii. 28.

1. Acknowledge and conceive him as your Maker.

2. Give your felves to him, who gave your felves to you.

5. His Immutability, Heb. xiii. 8. Fac, i. 17, Mal. iii. 6.

1. Truft in his Promises.

2. Tremble at his Threatnings.

6. His Sovereignty, Pfal. xlvii. 2. Mal. i. 14. 1. Obey his Commands chearfully. 2. Suffer his Punishments patiently. 7. His Immenfity, Pfal. cxxxix. 7. 1. Often be thinking of his Prefence. 2. Act always as in his Prefence.

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8. His Eternity, Deut. xxxiii. 27.
1. Reverence him, Dan. vii. 9, 14.
2. Lay hold upon him as your Portion.
9. His Infinity, Pfal. cxlvii. 5.
1. Love him.

2. Rejoyce in him.

10. His Simplicity, Job. xiv. 6.

1. Get fimple Apprehenfions of him.
2. Get fimple Affections to Him, even
to Him, and to Him alone; as he is
not divided nor compounded in Himself,
fo neither let him be in your Affecti-
ons; but love Him wholly, and wholly

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Dendro, Deut, iv, 13,

Two Tableface exciting and obliging to


1. I am the Lord, n. 2. Thy God, TN.

3. That brought thee out of the Land of Egypt, that delivers us from all our Troubles, Spiritual and Temporal.


I. Thou fhalt have no other Gods befides me. All internal Duties to GOD here commanded.

1. To know and acknowledge Him.

2. To believe on Him.

3. To hope and truft in Him.

4. To love Him.

5. To fear Him.

6. To fubmit to Him.

This Command is broken,

1. By Atheists, Idolaters, Aftrologers, and all that confult them, or the Devil, or Conjurers.

2. By Defpair and Prefumption.

3. By preferring Riches, or ought elfe before Him.

LEVIT. XI. 44.

For I am the Lord your God: You fball therefore fanctifie your felves, and ye fhall be holy, for I am holy.

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HE Lord Jehovah is to be our GOD: 1. Who is the Lord Jehovah?

1. The Creator, Preferver, and Governor of the World.

2. A God giving actual Being to his Promises, under which Notion he was not known before Mofes, Exod. vi. 2, 3. He was Doctrinally known fo, 1. To Abraham, Gen. xv. 6. 2. To Ifaac, Gen. xxvi. 24, 25. 3. To Jacob, Gen. xxviii. 13, 16. but not Experimentally.

II. What is it to know the Lord to be our GOD?

1. As by our Fall we loft the Favour, fo alfo the Knowledge of the True GOD.

2. But all still acknowledge fome GOD,

אני יהוה אלהיכם

Πάντες γ ὁμολογωσιν ἢ τὸν θεὸν, Juftin.

Omnes tamen effe vim & naturam Divinam arbitrantur. Cicero.

Gentium Dii qui habentur hinc a nobis profecti reperientur. Cicero.

So Diodorus Siculus, Lucian, Porphyry, Aurelius Victor, and Sanchoniathon himself acknowledge. 3. But moft acknowledge and worship falfe Gods.

1. Men, Jupiter, Saturn, &c.

2. Devils, Levit. xvii. 7. Oy, Hirci, in the Syriack and Arabick, Damonia.


3. Beafts.

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