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- having the finew of his thigh fhrunk: he got a new .name, and a new thigh, and a name written on it, king of kings, and lord of lords, becaufe he is the head and prince over all Ifrael, constituting the 144000 sealed of the twelve tribes, who are kings and priests unto God, and the lamb. All of this peculiar name are Elohim, Gods, and Adonim, Lords, over all nations and tongues: and will yoon appear on thrones of light, being all of the order of Melchizedek, priests of the most high God, as he was in the letter, and kings of Salem, peace and falvation to all mén. Beyond which order of glory, 'none can ascend, or be greater, but the tause of all causes, called Enfoph, the infinite and invisible one, who is three before time, and will be fo, when time, and ages are no more. 5thly, Becaufe fcripture fhews us clearly, that no fon of God, or head of a system can be perfect, but in a triad, forming one perfect Adan. The two first, called fometimes minds, lights, and numbers, are faid by the ancient Jews, (whom the prophets taught the mystery of Abrak ham, Ifaac, and Jacob, and the cave of Macpelahing or duplicity, to each father) to lye hidden in the centre of the third name, who then appear as Fairy cob, tam, the perfe£t and full man after God: for by the name of man, the Jews down to Philo ftiled God, the true man. And wliat they wrote once of the Adam Kadmon, the first or ancient man, whom they lo magnificently describe in all his
members, members, is only the disguise put upon the cover. ing cherub in Ezek. chap. 28. the head of the rebellious angels, and the king of Babylon in Ifa. chap. 14. 6thly, Jacob called the place, Peniel, on this account, I have seen God face to face; and obtained the double portion of the spiritual primogenia ture, which consists in the union of the kingdom and priesthood, as the Jews always confessed. In conformity to this ancient knowledge of the Hebrew people, we find the true wrestler, and supplanter in the name of the Meffiah, which was to be wonderful, full of great and glorious mysteries of grace and love. And at the descent at Pentecoste, he came to burn the chaff, wood, hay and stubble out of the houses and vessels of his first-born, and chosen ones, and to put on the robes of priests and kings, in fire, blood and vapor of smoke ; and he made them prophets too with tongues of fire; the holy, meek, and multiplying fire of the heavenly generation, 7thly, Because all the generations of twelve and feventy perfons came forth from Jacob. In him as the root, and in his twelve firft-born, are found the thertern attributes or channels of mercy, so celebrated among the ancient Jews. By which expressions, they seem to intend Furco and his twelve feres, whom we find at the feaft of the gulzuer, when no leaven was to be put into the bread; the flour of which was according to a ruit of the temple, fifted thirteen times, that it might be of the pareft twizz, wich
out any coat or dark mixture in it; while the two loaves at Pentecofte had leaven mixed with them for reasons too long to be explained in this place. * Lastly, because the high priest appears to be Facob,
* Dr. Priestly introduces an eastern tradition, that the three primary beings, with the faithful angels, interceded for the pardon and recovery of the rebellious angels. What more probable, or more beautiful in the plan of love could be thought on? This tradition flowed from the Patriarcbs and Mofes, as well as whatever doctrines the Chaldeans, Perhians, and the schools of Pytba. goras and Plato adopted. Did they invent the ternary, more than the septennary? What interest had they in these opinions? He has plunged himself in a labyrinth respecting matter, the fubtlety of which like the old Proteus, efcapes all the nets of philofophical hunters: and with regard to spirit or mind, man ought to know the very ellence of the first cause, to speak concerning it. One of the most accurate judges of such a matter justly rebukes the vanity of such an attempt. " We hear of bodies fo exceedingly fine, that their very exility makes them susceptible of sensation and knowledge; as if they shrunk into inteileEt by their exquisite subtlety, which rendered them too delicate to be bodies any more. 'Tis to this notion we owe many curious inventions, such as subtle æther, animal Spirits, nervous duets, vibrations and the like; terms, which modern philosophy, in parting with occult qualities, has found expedient to provide itself, to supply their place.” Hermes. p. 393. And with regard to the doctrine of necessity and liberty, he lias put it out of the power of God to be merciful, and to forgwe. fins and transgresfions: for man has only a seeming liberty, and real necessity of all volition and action. And even the civil magistrate must commit fin in condemning a murderer, as much as he would in condemning á mad-man for that act. The only person who has wrote like a master in Israel on this difficult sub. ject, is Peter Sterry, who thews how God can make physical and moral, evil fubferve future and durable good.
when we consider him from the shoulder down, wards to his breast-plate, where the twelve sons, and fathers of the tribes hung; and to the fringe of his holy robes, on which the seventy golden bells and pomegranates represented the seventy heads of the nations re-headed in this anointed figure: above whose golden plate, was Fehovah, constituting that unity, which is called one among the spiritual Jews, and in the new testament. Now Jesus Chrift is in Matt. 1. called the first-born, and the high priest in the Hebrews; the fecond Adam, the Lord from heaven; the righteous one, and advocate with the father ;- and Jefus of Nazareth, of the ancient separation: in whom all persons and things fallen in heaven and earth; have got their new head, and confequently all the treasures of his kingdom and priesthood. We find him at Facob's well, which this father gave to Joseph, in the mysterious gospel of
John chap. iv. 6. Where he reveals himself to the woman of, Samaria, the figure of the gentile world. And this is the only well of the patriarchs mentioned, and then as given to Jofeph. We meet him again with his twelve at the paschal sup-' per, where Fudas, the type of the devil, shews the evil one, who spoiled the tabernacle, and deranged the whole of his own principality, drawing the third part of the stars of heaven, that is, four stars or stones of the twelve. These feem marked under the law, by Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Dan.' But,
Fudas, the fon of perditiori, goeth away in the second death; and in the third generation, his name and memorial shall be blotted out, and D. ment shall change into mercy, and kiss his father's bee Loved fon for the wondrous grace shewn unto him, and his angels, as was, shewn to Paul, the chief of finners, in an extraordinary manner, and out of due time. “ He giveth strength unto the people. This character of people must be restricted to the firstborn, who, under the law, had their festivals appointed at passover, Pentecoste and the feast of tabernacles, as the males, memorials and true images of God; upon whose shoulders under Jesus Chrift; the salvation and reftitution of all nations are placed. This gracious design of God is seen in Reu. 7. where the tribes of Israel are sealed, and the great multitude which no man could number at y.g. These are the people of the saints of the most high in Daň. vii. 27. Whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. These are the jewels of the Lord, whose faith, love, and patience under the cross and furnace, and in the daily death, have ob. tained to fit in the father's throne, and to judge righteous judgment in meekness, truth and equity to all their lost and perished brethren; whom they will forgive, purify, and bless, as their kings for ever. : BLESSED be GOD. Elohim. This blefling must include the union of the Elo