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should rest on it, and he should obey all the laws and commands, though Satan should be permitted to bruise his heel, in taking away the life of the blood, for a sacrifice for what the woman had done; for which the blood of animals was not sufficient, which the Hebrews offered for their sin offerings; and he gave them a token that he accepted them, James, 5th chapter, and 15th verse :-44 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins they shall be forgiven him.
That whomsoever should stand with the woman's seed, he would bring them back to the tree of life, which was placed in the midst of the Paradise of God, but they that stood with Satan, might receive the sentence which was passed on Satan.
And these two thousand years are to be shortened, according to the words of Jesus in Mark, 13th chapter, and 20th verse :---" And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days."
And yet has neither the Hebrews nor Gentiles obtained these promises, of the
redemption of their bodies, but have only obtained the salvation of their souls; they not having the fulness of the Spirit,
measure, that their souls might be preserved under the altar, till the first resurrection; and then according to the words of Jesus, in Matthew, 22nd chapter, and 30th verse, they should be as the angels.
It is written in Philippians, 3rd chapter, and 5th verse :---"Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee."
This makes it evident from the text, that whomsoever is uncircumcised has broken the law and
testimony, and must be circumcised before the body can gain eternal life. And Jesus fulfilled circumcision, as it is written in Romans, 15th chapter, and 8th verse :---"Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises inade unto the fathers.
That when the fulness of times was come, for Israel to return and be gathered, they should fulfil it.
But the uncircumcised were called in, seeing that the Hebrews believed not on him that was circumcised, till the door was shut, that they might receive the saving of their souls; as well as the Hebrews without circumcision, till the fulness of the Gentiles had come in; so that the former circumcision before Christ, stood typical of the latter circumçision, which should gain eternal life.
Hebrews. 10th chapter, and lst verse :---"For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things.
It is written in Galatians, 2nd chapter, 7th and 8th verses:---“When they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed to Paul, as the Gospel of circumcision was unto Peter.
For he that wrought effectually in Peter, to the Apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in Paul towards the Gentiles.
Paul was called to uncircumcision, to preach repentance for the saving of the soul, till the first resurrection, as said in Luke, 20th chapter, 35th and 36th verses:---- But they which shall be
aç. counted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage. Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels: and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.” Lest the second death, should have power over their souls.
But Peter was called to circumcision, as typical of the ingathering of the house of Israel; according to Isaiah, Ilth chapter, and Ilth verse :-. "And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time, to recover the remnant of his people.”
To preach redemption of both soul and body, to bring them from under the sentence of the law; that he that lives in bis mortal body, and believes in the fulness of the Spirit that rested on the body of Jesus, and secketh for the same, till it rest on him, it will cause him to be born of God, and bear him from sin, so that he sin not, and it will change his blood to flesh, and it will bring him to be begotten of God, and that which he is begotten of, is as said in Hebrews, 7th chapter, and 3rd verse :--- Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life.
And it maketh him like the son of God, and keepeth him, and the wicked one toucheth him not, and their bodies will not die, being quickened by the life of the Spirit of the last Adam.
It is written in Romans, 13th chapter, and 8th verse:-.." Love one another: for he ihat loveth a. nother, hath fulfilled the law."
This also bears record, that the uncircumcised Gentile who keeps not the Gospel, cannot have a right to the full promises of God, which is the redemption of the body, no more than the circumcised Hebrew had, who kept not the law; but if the fulness of the Spirit be on him, it will not vaunt itself, but will circumcise the flesh of his foreskin, on that body on whom it resteth, and will not make void the words of the text,
It is written in Proverbs, 28th chapter, and 9th verse ..." He that turneth
his ears from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be an abomination."
Then how can the law be made void for Paul says in Romans, 3rd chapter, and 31st verse :--“Do we then make void the law ? we establish the law.” And he says in the 10th chapter, and 4th verse :---"For Christ is the end of the law, for righteousness to every one that believeth.”
If Jesus by obeying the law was the end of it, ought not man also to obey it? that he might be the end of it in righteousness? and he that breaks the law, it is the end of their bodies, though they have gained for the preserving of their souls.
It is written in Isaiah, 51st chapter, and 7th verse :---"Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men,
afraid of their revilings,"
Does not Isaiah also bear record of the words in the text, by his words ? the law is the ground work of new Jerusalem, and Jesus by obeying established the ground work, and the work that the Spirit did by him, is the pattern to all men; that whomsoover should build upon that ground work, that when the floods and tempests of the wicked one should arise, they should not be able to throw it down; remember the words of Paul, in Hebrews, 6th chapter, Ist verse :---" Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection.” That is that ye might receive the fulness of the Spirit.
It is written in Hebrews, 7th chapter, 1st and 2nd verses :--"For this Melchisedec, King of Salem, Priest of the Most High God, who met Abrahan returning from the slaughter of the Kings, and blessed hiin; to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace.” This passage
also accords with the text, that at
his first coming, when his Spirit rested on the seed of the woman, that he was then King of righteousness; and at his second coining which is spoken of in Isaiah, 11th chapter, and 11th verse: that he would set his hand a second time to the house of Israel, and then be King of peace unto them, that whomsoever should believe in the Spirit, and do the work of the Spirit, should gain eternal life; but it is said in James, Ist chapter, and 25th verse :---“But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. : And it is said in Isaiah, 11th chapter, and 10th verse:---“ And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign for the people, to it shall the Gentiles seek, and his rest shall be glorious.”
It is written in Romans, 9th chap. 4th verse.--* Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises.”
Now it behoves the minister to search the law and the testimony, to prove who they are; and man must see what the Psalmist says, in the 25th Psalm, 14th verse :---" The secret of the Lord is with them that fear liim, and he will shew them his covenant." ; Now it is evident that those that keep the secret will abide in the covenant, and they will walk in his command: Matthew 6th chap. 6th ver.--