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Others wrought miracles, not in their own names - His Divine Honors. a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles. 48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him. 20:30 Many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31 But these are written that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. [See 43.]

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78. The prophets and apostles acceptably wrought miracles, not in their own

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Num. 20: 10 Hear now ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? 11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. 12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

Ac. 3: 6 Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk. 11 As the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering. 12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?-9: 34 Peter said unto him, Eneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole. - 16: 18 Paul being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.

79 Divine honors paid Christ, and received and claimed by him.

Ps. 2: 12 Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. Mat. 2:1 When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. -8: 2 Behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 14: 32 When they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. - 28: 9 As they went to tell his disciples, behold Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. 16 The eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And when they saw him, they worship

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His Divine Honors - Mere creatures not divinely honored.

ped him but some doubted. 19 Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Lk. 24: 51 It came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

Jn. 5: 22 The Father judgeth no man; but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: 23 That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son, honoreth not the Father which hath sent him.

Ac. 7: 59 They stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

2 Cor. 13: 14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all.

Ph. 2: 9 God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Heb. 1:6 When he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

2 Pet. 1: 17 He received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.3: 18 Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever.

Rev. 5: 11 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; 12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing. 13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb, for ever and ever. 14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

80. Mere creatures not to be divinely honored or worshipped.

Mat. 4: 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence,

Mere creatures not divinely honored - Mystery of Christ.

Satan for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Ac. 14: 13 The priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people. 14 Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, 15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you, that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein.

Col. 2: 18. Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels.

Rev. 22: 8 I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things. 9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow-servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God. [Rev. 19: 10.]

81. Mystery respecting Christ.

Mat. 1: 23 Behold a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. - 22: 41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. 43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, 44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? 45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? 46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man, from that day forth, ask him any more questions.

Eph. 6: 19 That I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel.

1 Tim. 3: 16 Without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh.

Rev. 19: 12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 22: 16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning-star.

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His final Triumph and Glory.

82. Christ's final triumph and glory.

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Ps. 24: 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Zec. 6: 13 He shall bear the glory, and shall sit and rule upon his throne: and he shall be a priest upon his throne.

Matt. 24: 30 Then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of. heaven, with power and great glory. 25: 31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats.

Ep. 1: 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 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.

Ph. 2: 9 God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Heb. 1: 1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Rev. 17: 14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. [See 96.]

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Christ a King-Nature of his kingdom-General opposition to it.

CHRIST'S KINGDOM.

83. Christ a King.

Ps. 2: 6 Yet have I set my King upon my holy hill of Zion. -45: 6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. 7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

Mic. 5: 2 Thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be Ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

Zec. 9: 9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee.

Mat. 27: 11 Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.

Jn. 1: 49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.

Rev. 1: 5 Jesus Christ, who is the faithful Witness, and the First-begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. [Is: 9: 6. Jer. 23: 5, 6, and 30: 9. Hos. 3: 5. Lk. 1: 32.]

84. Nature of Christ's kingdom.

Jn. 18: 36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Rom. 14: 17 The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

85. General opposition to Christ's kingdom, before the flood, and before the first coming of Christ.

Gen. 6: 5 God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Is. 53: 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

86. Will there be another “falling away,” or general opposition to Christ's kingdom before the Millenium?

Is. 24: 5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.- -59: 13 In trans

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