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inftrumentis refertâ, amiffæ. præfat. Maimonidis in More Nevochim. a J. Buxtorfió.
A feries of texts which ferve as a key and manuduction, to the fubjects of this Pfalm, of all the prophets, and of the whole gofpel fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
The myftic fenfe of facred writ fupported by these paffages, and revealed to those; whom the wife contemn. Matt. xiii. 35. I will open my mouth in parables: I will utter things concealed from the foundation of the world. These words are transferred from
Pfalm lxxviii. 2.—Matt. xi. 25. I thank thee, O father, Lord of heaven and earth; because thou haft hid these things from the wife and prudent, and haft revealed them unto babes. Even fo, father, for thus it seemed good in thy fight. See Luke x. 21. and Isa. xix. 14.
1 Cor. i. 19, 20. You fee your calling; brethren, how that not many wife after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; but God hath chofen the foolish things of the world to confound the wife; and the weak
things to confound the mighty, that no flesh hould glory in his fight.
John vii. 48. Have any of the rulers, or of the pharifees, believed on him? But this multitude who know not the law, are curfed.
Luke xxiii. 18, 23. And the chief-priefts and rulers, and the people cried with loud voices, crucify him: and the voices of them, and of the head-priests, prevailed.
Texts promifing the knowledge of all myfieries in their time, or day.
Matt. x. 27. There is nothing covered, that shall not be
not be known.
revealed, and hid, that shall What I tell you in darkness, fpeak ye in light, and what ye hear in the ear, preach ye upon the house tops.
Matt. xiii. 52. Every fcribe inftructed
unto the kingdom of heaven, is like unto an householder, who bringeth out of his treasure things, new and old.
Matt. xxiii. 34. I fend unto you prophets, and wife men and scribes.
2 Cor. iii. 15, 16. Even unto this day, when Mofes is read, the vail is upon their hearts. Nevertheless, when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail fhall be taken away.
Heb. viii. 12. They shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, faying, know ye JEHOVAH; for all shall know me, from the leaft to the greatest: for I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their fins and iniquities I will remember no more. Jerem. xxxi. 34.
Acts ii. 27. It shall come to pass in the laft days, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, faith God: and your fons and your daughters fhall prophecy, and your young men shall see vifions, and your old men shall dream dreams. And it fhall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of JEHOVAH, shall be faved. Joel ii. 28, 32.
Texts maintaining the neceflity of being taught by the holy Spirit, the unction from above, and the guide into all truths.
John xvi. 13, 14. When the Spirit of truth shall come, he will guide you into all truth. He fhall glorify me, for he shall take of mine, and manifeft it unto you.
1 Cor. ii. 12. What man knoweth the things of a man, fave the spirit of man which
is in him? Even fo the things of God knoweth no man but the Spirit of God. And God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit.
1 Cor. iv. 1. Let a man fo account of us as minifters of Chrift, and flewards of the myfteries of God.
2 Cor. iii. 6. God hath made us able minifers of the new teftament; not of the letter; but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the fpirit giveth life.
1 John iv. 1. Believe not every spirit, but prove the fpirits, whether they be of God: for many false prophets are gone forth into the world.-Falfe prophet's and falfe Chrifts go together, and deceive many.
1 Cor. xiv. 31, 32. Ye may all prophecy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. And the fpirits of the prophets are fubject to the prophets.
Rev. xix. 20. The teftimony of Jefus Chrift is the Spirit of prophecy.
I 1 Cor. xii. 3. No man can say that Jesus is the Lord, (the bridegroom,) but by the holy Spirit.
Texts proving the different ftates and apprehenfions of fpiritual things.
1 John ii. 12-14. I write unto you, little children, because your fins are forgiven' for his name's fake. I write unto you. have known him from the
fathers, because ye
beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one,
1 Cor. iii. 1. I could not speak unto you as fpiritual, but as carnal, as babes in Chrift. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat; for ye have not yet been able, nor even now are ye able to bear it.
Heb. v. 12, 13. Ye are become wanting milk, and not strong meat. For every one that ufeth milk, is unskilful in the word of justification, for he is a babe.
Texts witneffing the univerfal redemption.
Rev. xix. 10. The testimony of JESUS is the Spirit of prophecy.
John i. 29: BEHOLD the LAMB of
GOD, that taketh away the SIN of the WORLD.
Johm xii. 31, 32. Now is the judgment