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COVENANT.

When a man makes a vow, he enters into covenant with himself. When God made engagements for his people, he entered into covenant with Himself. In v. 7. of Nehemiah, (that grand type of Christ,) a passage is similarly expressed. See Gen, xxii. 8.—2 Cor. v. 19. Eph. i. 9; v. 27.

GOVERNOR.

There is a wide field of riches in the book of the prophet Nehemiah : Tirshatha means Governor; and the LORD is our Governor. Jesus is visible by searching, throughout the prophet. Psalm xxii. 28.--Isa. ix. 6.Matt. ii. 6.

THE LAMB OF GOD.

Luke, ii. 22.—Exo. xii. 5. When Mary brought her sacrifice of a pair of turtle doves, she also brought “a Lamb without spot or blem. ish.”—She had no need to bring in type, who really presented the ante-type; which both Simeon and Anna acknowledged. The piety of Joseph and Mary were too sincere to have failed in this particular; neither were

they so poor as to be unable: had it been needful, the offering of the wise men was more than sufficient for the purchase. See Lev. xii. 6.

A TEMPLE OFFERING.

Exodus, xxxv. 25. “And all the women that were wise-hearted, did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine Jinen.”

Blue is a symbol of Truth, purple of Love, scarlet the blood of Christ, and fine linen “the Righteousness of saints.”

Truth, love, blood, and righteousness—this was the Lord's offering in the days of Moses, this is the LORD's offering in the days of the Messiah,—no difference, one Everlasting Gospel. See ver. 22. and chap. xxxvi. 1-4.—and xxv. 4.

THE HOLY SPIRIT.

John, iv. 24. Who, or what is the Spirit? What is that Spirit, that descended upon the Son of God, in the form of a Dove? That, with a rushing mighty wind, appeared as tongues

of fire, and sat upon each of the Apostles ? That was poured upon the Gentiles, and numbered them with the Jews, when the veil of unbelief is withdrawn from the heart ?

“God is a Spirit,”—“God is Light,”-“God is Love.” The Spirit God gives to his regenerate family, is the Spirit of Love. This is the New Birth. This is the Holy Spirit! This in the form of a Dove, is the Spirit that descended on Jesus, “ that anointed Him, who went about doing good.” It filled all the house where the Apostles were sitting; they spake with other Tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Love now filled their hearts, the voice of Love, the heavenly, uni. versal voice of Love, was heard in every language !!!

The first effect of the Spirit is to lead the heart to Jesus, then to follow his sweet command—“ Love one another;"—an act, no more to be performed without the Spirit's influence, than to create a world. This love is wholly distinct from earthly love; but such as holy Stephen knew, when the last breath he drew was prayer for his murderers !

This view solves many passages. “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." See Rom. viii. 9, 15, 16.—1 Cor. iii. 16; and vi. 19.1 John, ii, 23, 24; iv. 7-21; and v. 1, 2, 3.—1 Cor. i. 3.

ROMANS, III. 30. “SEEING it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.”

The Jews looked forward to the atonement, therefore it was by faith: the Gentiles look back to the atonement, therefore it is through faith. The object of both is the same.

THE KINSMAN.

Ruth, iv. The Kinsman that Boaz appealed to, is God himself; who could not redeem in his Godhead, yel as “Lord of all,” it clears up the reply—“I will redeem it.” By covenant, Jesus was to redeem the Gentiles with the Jews; therefore God would not break his covenant, or forsake his own inheritance, his express people the Jews; and gives as a reason for not redeeming them, “ lest I mar mine own inheritance,” which again explains a passage in Luke, xv. 31.—“Son thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.” So Boaz, the type of Christ, purchases all Naomi's, the Jews,-all Ruth’s, the Gentiles_uniting them under one glorious head, never to be separated.

COVENANT.

When a man makes a vow, he enters into covenant with himself. When God made engagements for his people, he entered into covenant with Himself. In v. 7. of Nehemiah, (that grand type of Christ,) a passage is similarly expressed. See Gen. xxii. 8.—2 Cor. v. 19. Eph. i. 9; v. 27.

GOVERNOR.

THERE is a wide field of riches in the book of the prophet Nehemiah : Tirshatha means Governor; and the LORD is our Governor. Jesus is visible by searching, throughout the prophet. Psalm xxii. 28.—Isa. ix. 6.Matt. ii. 6.

THE LAMB OF GOD.

Luke, ii. 22.—Exo. xii. 5. WHEN Mary brought her sacrifice of a pair of turtle doves, she also brought “a Lamb without spot or blem. ish.”-She had no need to bring in type, who really presented the ante-type; which both Simeon and Anna acknowledged. The piety of Joseph and Mary were too sincere to have failed in this particular; neither were

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