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come to glorify tby Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee. -As thou hast given him

Power over all Flesh, that be should give eternal Life to as many as thou hast given him. And this is Life eternal that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou haft fent. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self, with the Glory which ! had with thee, before the World was. - All mine are thine, (all my Things are thy Things, as it might be properly translated) and thine are mine ; and I am glorified in them. Father, I will that they also wbom thou hast given me be with me where I am, that they may bebold my Glory which thou bast given me. For thou lovedst me before the Foundation of the World.

Another Thing that is to be observed in our Lord's Manner of speaking concerning himself, is, that as he speaks in the Character of the Son of God, who was most near and dear to the Father, so he frequently representeth himself as the great and all-fufficient Sáviour of Mankind, through whom alone we can be restored to the Divine Favour, as the Giver of the Spirit, and not merely the Publisher, but the Author and Bestower of eternal Life. And this must certainly give him an Authority, vastly superior to any other that ever pre


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tended to instruct Mankind. What Prophet, or holy Man of God, could ever declare in the same magnificent Terms, that he did concerning himself, My Sheep bear my Voice, and I know them, and they follow

And I give unto them eternal Life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my Hand: John x. 27, 28. I am the Resurrection and the Life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet skall be live : And whosoever liveth and bea die for ever, or eternally. John xi. 25,26.

z Or Thall not This is the Will of him that sent me :--That every one which seeth tbe Son, and believeth on him, viz. with a practical vital operative Faith, should have everlasting Life. And I will raise, him up at the last Day. John vi. 40. which he repeateth several Times in that Chapter, Ver. 39, 41, 44: In my Father's House are many Mansons'; if it were not so I would have told you, I go to prepare a Place for you. And if I go to prepare a Place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am,

there ye may be also. John xiv. 2, 3. I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no Man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Ib. Ver. 6. Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy-laden, and I will give you Reft. Matt, xi. 28. I am the Vine, je


are the Branches : He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much Fruit : For without me ye can do nothing. John xv. 5. He ascribeth to himself the Sending of the Holy Ghost: When the Comforter is come, whom I will send you from the Father, be pall testify of me. John xv. 26. If I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you ; but if I depart I will send him unto you. John xvi. 7. He (i. e. the Spirit of Truth) shall glorify me : For he mall receive of mine, and shall few it unto you. Ib. Ver. 14.

To these may be added the Passages that relate to his being constituted the great Judge of the World, by whom the Dead shall be raised, to whom all Men must give an Account, and by whom their everlafting State shall be determined. Thus we find him declaring, As the Father raileth the Dead, and quickeneth them, even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth no Man, (viz. immediately) but hath committed all Judgment to the Son. John v. 21, 22. The Hour is coming, in which all that are in their Graves Mall bear his Voices and shall come forth, they that have done Good unto the Resurrection of Life, and they that have done Evil unto the Resurrection of Damnation. Ver. 28, 29. At the End of the World, the Son of Man


shall send bis Angels, and they Mall gather out of his Kingdom all Things that offend, and them that do Iniquity : And Jhåll cast them into the Furnace of Fire : There shall be Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth. Matt. xiii. 41, 42. Many will say to me in

in that Day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in tby Name? And in thy Name have cast out Devils ? And in thy Name done many wonderful Works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me ye that work Iniquity. Matt. vii. 22, 23. Luke xiii. 26, 27. But above all that remarkable Palfage, Matt. xxv. from Ver. 31 to the End, deferves our special Notice: When the Son of Man Mhall come in his Glory, and all the boly Angels with him, then shall be hit upon the Throne of his Glory, and before him Mall be gathered all Nations, &c. And then he goes on to give an admirable Account of the future general Judgment. He reprefenteth himself as the universal Judge, at whose Tribunal all Mankind fhall appear, by whom the whole impor-, tant judicial Process shall be conducted, and the folemn Sentence pronounced upon the Righteous and the Wicked; in Confequence of which they shall be adjudged to everlasting Happiness or Mifery:

And what a wonderful Weight and Authority must this give to our Lord Jesus

Chrif as a Teacher ! an Authority which no other Teacher ever had! Who would not pay a mighty Regard to his Doctrines and Precepts, that believes that he is the Lord by whom we are to be judged ; and who hath it in his power to accomplish his own glorious Promises, by conferring a transcendent eternal Reward on those that believe and obey him; and to execute his own awful Threatenings, by inflicting the Punishments he hath denounced against the obstinate Opposers of his Authority and Laws!

I would conclude with observing, that our blessed Saviour, who speaketh thus of himself, was the farthest' in the World from Vain-glory, or unreasonable and excessive Boasting. He truly declareth concerning himself, I seek not mine own Glory. John viii. 50. And again, I seek not mine own Will, but the Will of tbe Father which bath sent me. John v. 30. We may be sure therefore that he did not in the least exaggerate or represent his own Dignity and Divinity in too high and extravagant Strains. He would'never have expreffed himself in such a Manner if it had not been true in itself, and agreeable to the Father's Will that he should do so; and if it had not been of great Consequence to Mankind, that they should have a just Sense of his Divine Dignity and Au


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