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quire it; viz. whether stolen by Day, or stolen by Night. If they were torn, he was to make them found, or if stole bring them back again, or pay the Value. This, tho’ referred to in Abundance of Places, is almost explained in Ezek. xxxiv. under the same Idea of a Shepherd and Sheep. Only you are to observe that this Shepherd is omnipotent, and these Sheep immortal. The whole Chapter should be cited; but, left it should be thought that 'tis applicable, I shall only cite the 16th Verse, I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong ; I will feed them with Judgment. Whatever Damage is done to the Soul of Man by Satan, by himself or others, whatever is torn, or defaced, or stolen, Christ is to make good here, so faras Faith, Love, Inclination, doc. goes, hercafrer to make good all Defects. To give wholly to the Body, and partly to the Soul, new Life, Health, Strength, Powers and Faculties, Inclinations, nay and Enjoyments too. A Friend has observed upon another Word, what is true in this, that both the Criminal, the Týpe, and the original Sacrifice is called the Sinner. The idea of Shepherd is carried on
in the New Testament, John X. 11. I am the good Shepherd: The good Shepherd giveth his Life for the Sheep John i. -29. Behold the Lamb of God which taketh away the Sins of the World. Rom. viii. 3. God fending his own Son, in the Likeness of sinful Flesh, and for Sin (by a Sacrifice for Sin) condemned Sin in the Flesh. xi. 27. For this is my Purifier unto them, when I shall take away their Sins, 1 Cor. xv. 3. Christ died for our Sins arcording to the Scriptures. 2 Cor. V. 21. For he hath made him to be Sin for us who knew no Sin. Gal. i. 3. Grace be to you, and Peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our Sins.iii. 22. But the Scripture hath concluded all under Sin, that the Promise by Faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. Heb. ix. 28. So Christ was once offered to bear the Sins of many. 1 Pet. ii. 24. Who his own self bare our Sins in his own Body on the Tree. iii. 18. For Christ also hath once filifered for Sins, the Just for the Unjust" (that he might bring us to God)- 1 John i. 7. -And the Blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanfeth, us from all Sin. iii. 5. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our I N 2
Sins, and in him is no Sin. There are other Words that shew this in Atill different Lights. But I have digressed too far, 'tis time to return to the emblematical Appearance of the Glory. . Ihall instance two parallel Cases. one in the Tabernacle, and one in the Temple, which I think were the highest Manifestations that ever the Jews had. When the Cloud led the Israelites a Type of the Church, from Egypt, a Type of the State of Slavery to Sin, through the Wilderness the Type of this Life, to Canaan the Type of the State of Reft ; I say, while the Cloud abode upon the Tabernacle, or Sanctum Sanctorum which was carried or pitched before the Camp, as Levit. ix. upon offering Sacrifice for the High Priest or chief Interceffor, who was a Type of Christ, and for the People : And 2 Chron. vii. When the Temple was finished, and Sacrifices offered, that the Glory Jehovah, the Irradiation of Light, &c. the Type of the Divinity of Christ, Levit.--appeared, Chron. filled the House. And his Humanity or Body, typified by the Beasts, was offered upon the Altars, Levit. There came out a Fire from the Faces of Jehovah, the Emblem of the first Person. Chron. The Fire came down from the Names.
cand consumed upon the Altar the Burnt-Offering and the Fat. Chron.The Burnt-Offering and the Sacrifices.Accepted the Priest and the Sacrifice, and took Vengeance for Sin. Levit.-Which when all the People saw they shouted, and fell on their faces. Chron. They bowed. themselves with their Faces to the Ground upon the Pavement, and worshipped, and attributed Irradiation of Light to Jehovah, saying, for he is good, for his Mercy endureth for ever. Hence the People, Deut. v. 24. And Jehovah our Aleim jhewed us his ng very Glory, and his nx very Greatness. Hence David in Rhap. sody says, Psal. xcvii. 6. The Names have declared his just one, and all the People have seen his Glory. And the Fire on each Altar was to be kept burning, as a Memorial from whence it came. Hence the Vengeance for offering with strange Fire, which was not appointed, typically as an Emblem, to take Vengeance for Sin. Lev. X. 2. And there went out a Fire from Jehovah, and devoured them, and they died before yehovah. So when the People murmured, Numb. xi. I. And the Fire of Jehovah burnt among them that were in the outermost Parts of the Camp. So V. 4. When they wept again, and said N 3
who shall give us Flesh to eat? v. 31. So Psal. lxxviii. 26. There went forth le Wind (Spirit) from Jehovah, and brought
Quails from the Sea, and let them fall by the Camp, &c. Exod. X. 13. And Jeho vah brought an East Wind upon the Land all that Day, and all that Night, and when it was Morning the east Wind brought the Locusts. v. 19. And Jehovah turned a mighty strong west Wind which took away the Locusts. ibid. xv. 8. And with the Blast of thy Nostrils the Waters were gathered together, &c.-thou didst bloww with thy Wind, the Sea covered them, they fank as Lead in the mighty Waters. Each Person acted by his respective Type. So Luke ix. 54. when the Difa ciples would have called for Fire, executed Vengeance, that was not Christ's Part, except when delegated, as Ezek. x. 2, 7. Where Fire was put into the Hand of the Person clothed in Linen, the Emblem of Christ the Interceffor to burn Ferusalem.
The Glory and the Cloud appeared upon several other Occasions, as Exod. xvi, 10. Numb. xiv. 10. xvi. 19, 42. they were not only emblematical Representations, but their Appearance was a Prediction that those whom they represented were to appear, or act really what they acted emble