« EdellinenJatka »
cannot do, any more than he could the people of old, Deut. xxxi. 2. nor ever will. Or would you ask your prophets, or the Hagiopraphy under whose leading and priesthood your fathers returned from captivity and had the temple built in which alone acceptable service could be performed, and through whose intercession and sacrifice alone they looked for mercy? Do not Haggai, Zechariah, and EZRA answer Jesus or JeHOSHUA, THE ESSENCE THE SAVIOR? Did not they then approach to God by Him? Was not be the person who made atonement by his one sacrifice ? But he was you grant a type of the MESSIAH, as indeed he has been proved Ch. VI. Then the Messiah could not come under another name as a like leader from captivity, a raiser up again of the true bodily temple, in which only you should do acceptable service, and through whose alone mediation, and sacrifice you were to have mercy or forgiveness of fins. Behold our LORD therefore, in completion of these prophecies, comes as Jesus to direct you to Him as the true HIGH-PRIEST, by whom alone
you should have deliverance from the bondage of the law, fin and death, in whose raised up body you may have acceptance, and by whose alone meritorious intercession and sacrifice you might have access to God, remission of offences and eternal life. Besides we have proved p. 46, 56, that this Divine person in numbers of
places in your law and prophets promised to be this savior under the word (vvu) Jeso, and in hundreds of titles of His types. So that I am bold to affirm had He not been Jesus he could not have been, nor have offered HIMSELF as the true Messiah. For as to some of your fathers in Tertullian's days (p. 436, Edit. >) not looking for Him under it, and saying they expected Him under the name Elias, we may reply, 1. that it is no where faid He should be called ELIAS, but that He is only described as such Mal. iv. though some of the Jews have erroneously made him a different person from the MESSIAH; 2dly. that they gained no ground by this mere assertion, because  ELIAS in Eng. is this very person [EL] THE INTERPOSING God & [Je]THE ESSENCE, whose type ELIJAH was, so that this is acknowledging the MESSIAH for (Je] THE ESSENCE promised, but strangely refusing Him under the title of THE SAVIOR; and 3dly, that they shewed great want of acquaintance with the SS giving this name JESUS to these His two eminent figures. For these prove this name necessary to Him as the MesSIAH pointed out by Moses, Num. xiii. 16, as much as the title imports Him to you to be the great successor of Moses, the true HIGH PRIEST, and calls you to look for the beginning of a like new but more, infinitely more memorable ara, for a like but inconceivably happier
and more glorious revolution to take place in our favor. For as you fee the name is no new one, but such as your fathers of old well knew the successor to Moses, the great high-priest was to be distinguished by, and must have expected the MESSIAH under, so you perceive a grand and very interesting revolution of circumstances was wrought under these illustrious persons who bore it.
And if His name is thus awakening, no less should the precise correspondency of His character with that prefigured in the law and prophets, nay, the necessity of this character' under it, as recorded in the gospels, rouse the soul out of a lethargic unbelief and make it obedient to the faith. For after a demonstration of there being the divine hand in the wonderful concurrence of His character with theirs, and of the necesity of it, even supposing we had not the gospel account, who but one judicially blind can refrain saying, (for there will be then all the reason in the world you Mould say) to the Lord Jesus as your fathers to His type, 70f.i. 17, ALL that thou commandeft us we will do, and whithersoever thou sendest us we will
prove this indeed, as it may be fhewn in every particular, would fill a volume ; but it will appear clearly enough as a ground for our conclufion, and sufficiently for the conviction of any reasonable person if we few it in the chief particulars, which Ii 2
have been mostly collected, p. 98, 100, & feq. 128, as the divinely revealed marks by which the Messiah, the true Jesus was to be distinguished at His coming. Behold then our everblessed LORD, THE ESSENCE THE SAVIOR in the flesh, He comes in the fullness of time, Luk. ii. 6, Gal. iv. 4. predicted, as Jesus of old,
Ex. xii. 41, Jer. xxv. 12, Hag. i. 2, Zech. i. 16. He is manifest amidst the captivity of the people under the Romans, Luk. ii. 1. and when our nature was in bondage, Joh. viii. 36, Rom. vii. 2, 25, Gal. iv. the typic Jesus was, being a man, in Ex. xvii. 9, Ezr. ii. 2, Neh. vii. 7. He was before the law, as Jesus was, Ex. xvii. 9, and present in the captivity and typic redemption, though not manifest so publicly to the world, Job. i. 3, viii. 58, as Jesus of old was Ex. xvii. 9. He consisted of one in subjection as a son, Luk. ii. 51, Gal. iv. as Jesus was Num. xiii. 16, and at the same time of [Gr. Kurios] THE ESSENCE THE JUST ONE, Rev. i. 8, Act, iii. 14, as JESUS did, Hag. i. 1. Though a PRINCE and HEAD over all, Aat. v. 31, as Jesus was Num. xiii. 2, iii. 8, Hag. i. I, though one with God THE HELPER Joh. x. 30, as Jesus with EleAZER Num. xxvii. 19, and for the perfor of the ANGEL, Gal. iv, 14, or SENT PERSON dwelling in Him Joh. xiv. 10, as Jesus was Zec. ii. 1, yet as He came out of EGYPT Mat. ii. 15, as Jesus did Ex. xii, so was He in the form of a servant to Moses Gal. iv. 4, Phil. ii. 7, as Jesus was Ex. xxxiii. 11. In this character He was perfectly without fault Luk. xxiii. 4, Joh. viii. 55, xiv. 31, xviii. 13. holy, harmless, and undefiled, Heb. vii. 26, ix. 14. as in an inferior sense the typic Jesus was, and as was said of Him in the person of this type, As Jehovah commanded Moses fo did he command Jesus and so did Jesus, Jof. xi. 15, (see p. 85, 86.) He was the SAVIOR pointed out by Moses, Joh. v. 46, as JÉSUS was Ex. xvii. 9, Num. xiii. 26. He was the HIGHPRIEST, Heb. ii. 17, and took part of our nature, ver. 14, to ransom us Mat. xx. 28, 1 Tim. ii. 6, redeemed us, Gal. iii. 13, as Lev. xviii. 15, 16, by making amends as Lev. v. 16, and so being our [sbo selem) peace Eph. ii. 14, as Jesus was, and did typically, Hag. i, Zec. ii. 1. Ex. XXX. 12, 16. - He was in His conjoined nature the great suBSTITUTE taken in our stead (see p. 216) and bore the iniquity of the people, i Cor. iii. I, and made atonement, Rom. v. 11, as Jesus the typic priest with the Levites or conjoined ones was universally known to be and do, Zec. iii. 1, 3, 4, Num. xviii. 1, 23, Lev. xvi. 16. Yer He had Satan for an adversary, Mat. iv. I, as JEBUS had Zec. ïïi. 2. He though innocent, though like the type speaking the truth, Joh. viii.
Gen. xv. 13,