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And lower down in that State this Word became the common Name of the Race of Abrakam, who left his Country upon this Confession, and of their Religion, and of the Land, Gen. xxix. 35. Now 17 mix will I confefs to Jehovah. What had she to confess? Nothing but that that Name Jehovah was Creator, Former and Master of these Powers which formed and brought forth the Child ; and that he was hereafter to reform us, make us Weight, &c. as above. This was the Distincțion between the Jews and all the Nations upon the Earth, this was to Judaize ; from this Root all sorts of Praise or Acknowledgments of his Power in this System arole ; and the Word to impel, to move, to project, is used for them all in common; and from this Idea all the Operations in the spiritual System are taken.
As 72 the Gravitor is applied to the Light, so is 869 the Wonderful, a grcat Action performed by an invisible Agent, so used for many of the great Miracles; and the Names are said emblematically to confess the Agent. The Person and the Type,
Job xxxvii. 3. He directeth it under the whole Heaven, and his Light is upon the Wings of the Earth. After it a
> Voice roareth : He thunders with the
Voice of his Excellency. The Irradiator (Light) thunders with his voice, wonderful Things does he do, great beyond Knowledge-ver. 14. Hearken unto this, o Job ; stand. still, and consider the wonderful Agents of the Irradiator. Didst thou know how he on whom the Curse is, gave them Power, and his Cloud (the Spirit) made the Light to fine? Dost thou understand the forming of the Grains, the wondrous Works of him who is perfe£t in Knowledge ? Canst thou, like him, give an expansive Power to Æthers, strong as a molten Looking-Glass? Pfal. Ixxxix. 6. And the Names mall confefs thy nebo wonderful Power, Jehovah. So Ifa. ix. 6. the Child Christ is called 50 Wonderful, one pofsessed of the great and invisible Power. And as it was predicted, that he and his Followers should work Miracles, and that the miraculous Gifts of the Spirit should be poured forth upon them, to enable them. to publish the Gospel, to discern the Minds of Men, to speak Languages they had not learned, to understand the Hebrew Scriptures, to record the New Testament, to prophesy, QC. so it was predicted when all these miraculous Powers and Actions
hould ceale, viz. when the Jewish State should cease, their Metropolis and Temple should be destroyed; and that people partly destroyed, and partly dispersed in the ftrongest manner, that any Paslage in Scripture can be worded, Dan. xii. 5. Then I Daniel looked, and behold there stood other two, the one on this Side of the Bank of the River, and the other on that Side of the Bank of the River. And one said to the Man cloathed in Linnen, which was over the waters of the River, How long mall it be to the End 0185007 of Wonders. And I heard the Perfon who was cloathed in Linnen, (which was the Habit of an Intercessor) who was over the Waters of the River, and he lifted up his right Hand, and his left Hand to the Names, and wore by him that liveth for ever, that it mall be for a Time, Times, and an half, and when he shall have finished tie Scattering the Power of the boły People, all these Things mall be finished. The wonderful Actions in the Emblems continue; but all those who prerend now to supernatural Powers are Liars, Impostors, and Blasphemers. To return; as Light moving and acting, in that manner we call Lightning, is here reckoned one of the wonderful Actions, and was
the visible Emblem of Christ, so called the Glory, as in the New Testament, Mat. xxiv. 27. For as the Lightning cometh out of the East, and shineth even to the West, so mall also the Coming of the Son of Man be. Ibid. xxviii. 2. For the Angel (Agent) of the Lord defcended from Heaven - his Countenance was like Lightning, and his Raiment as white as Snow. And as Light is the invisible and wonderful Agent which demonstrates the Glory of him it represents moft, and so by Eminence is called the Glory, as in its Actions of Gravity consolidating the Parts of Bodies, and all its other Offices, though 'tis out of my Way, I cannot forbear asking a Question : Are the Actions and Effects of Lightning, such as breaking Holes through the strongest Walls at Distances, one after another, melting Metals instantaneously, dc. nay, its Effects in
Ætna, &c. by Earthquakes, bc. from that Force of the Pressure of the Atmosphere, which they pretend to have ascertained? We shall consider a few of its other wonderful Actions in the latter Part of this.
Besides the Representation in Miniature of the Crown or Glory, or Light in Irradiation, which God was pleased upon
special special Occasions to exhibit or shew to the People, of which hereafter; the Heathens, 'tis like, had made some inward Part of a Beast the Emblem of this, which is rendered, Marius, 722“ An heavy, weighty Member, viz. the Liver. "Castel, The Liver, the heaviest of all the Bowels. Chald. It is a general Name of which Life depends. Erchin, c. v. 2." And the Heathens searched in this for something, which they thought Discoveries of Things to come might be made from, as they had thought they might be from what with them it represented, as Ezek. xxi. 21. And he looked into the Liver. They have not made it clear which Member this was. Castel, Arab.-" The Center of Heaven--the Heart—the Middle and Height of Heaven. And the Middle and Handle of a Bow, and the Part from whence the Arrow is shot out." But, ale lowing it to be the Liver, the Jews were ordered to sacrifice something which was against it, or upon it, min Marius, « Excellency-a Nerve the Pancreas, a Fibre.” Castel, The Diaphragm. See Fuller's Miscellanies. Ver. 24. Above the Liver. Exod. xxix. 13. And thou: Malt take all the Fat that covereth the Inwards, and the Caul above the Liver - B 4