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Rev. i. 5. Unto him that loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood.
Ver. 6. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father, be glory and dominion for ever.
iii. 9. I will make them to know that I have loved thee. See Ps. xlv. 11. Prov. viii. 31. Song. ii. 4, 6.—iv. 9.—vii. 10.
Christ's care of his people. Isa. xl. 11. He shall feed his flock like a shepherd, he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and gently lead those that are with young. See Ch. xlix. 10. Ezek. xxxiv. 23.
Matt. xxiii. 37, How often would I have gathered thy children as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, Isa. xlii. 3. Eph. v. 29. Christ's presence with his people. Matt. xviii. 20. Where two or three are gathered together in thy name, there am I in the midst of them.
xxviii. 20. I am with you alway unto the end of the world.
John xiv. 18. I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you, Ver. 21. He that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and manifest myself to him.
Ver. 23. My Father will love him, and we will come to him.. Acts xviii. 10. I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee. Ch. xxiii. 11. 2 Tim. iv. 17.
1 John i. 3. Our fellowship is with the Father and with the Son, Rev. ii. I. He walketh in the midst of the golden candlesticks. iii. 20. Behold I stand at the door, and knock; if any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and sup with him, and he with me.
XX. Christ's excellencies and benefits briefly expressed. Eph. i. 3. God the Father hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Christ. Ver. 23. The fulness of him that filleth all in all.
iii. 8. The unsearchable riches of Christ.
Ver. 19. Being filled with all the fulness of God.
iv. 13. A perfect man, the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. Ver. 7. The measure of the gift of Christ.
Col. i, 19. It pleased the Father, that in him should all fulness dwell.
Ver. 20. And by him to reconcile all things to himself.
ii. 10. Ye are complete in him.
ii. 11. Christ is all and in all.
XXI. Titles given to Christ, taken from the highest, most honourable and useful offices among men, as prophet, priest, king, denoting his benefits to mankind against sin, and his dignity above all on earth.
XXII. Christ's prophetic office was carried on by his Spirit, speaking in the prophets of old. 1 Pet, i. 10. Of which salvation (by Christ) the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you.
Ver. 11. Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
Ver. 12. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves,
but unto us they did minister the things which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you, with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven, which things the angels desire to look into.
1 Pet. iii. 19. By which (Spirit) Christ preached unto the spirits in prison.
Ver. 20. In the days of Noe, while the Ark was preparing.
2 Pet. i. 21. Prophecy came not in old time, by the will of men, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. 2 Tim. iii. 16.
XXIII. Christ's prophetic office thus foretold by the prophets. Deut. xviii. 18. The Lord said, I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
Ps. xl. 9, I have preached righteousness, I have not refrained my lips. Ver. 10.
Isa. ix. 2. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light.
Ver. 6. Unto us a child is born, his name shall be called Counsellor. xlii. 1. I have put my Spirit upon him, he shall bring forth judg ment to the Gentiles.
Ver. 3. He shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
Ver. 6. I will give thee for a light to the Gentiles.
Ver. 7. To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness from the prison house. Ch. xlix. 9, 10.
xlix. 5. The Lord formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him. Ver. 1, 2, 3, 6.
li. 4. I will make my judgment to rest, for a light to the people, Ver. 5. The Isles shall wait upon me.
Ver. 16. I have put my words in thy mouth.
lii. 7. How beautiful are the feet of him that publisheth peace. that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth salvation. Ver. 10. Luke iv. 18.
liv. 13. All thy children shall be taught of the Lord.
Iv. 4. I have given him for a witness to the people.
lix. 21. My Spirit that is upon thee, and iny words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed.
Ix. 2. The Lord shall arise upon thee and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
Ver. 3. The Gentiles shall come to thy light.
Ver. 19. The Lord shall be thine everlasting light.
Ixi. 1. The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach good tidings to the meek.
Mal. iii. 1. The Lord whom ye seek shall come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant.
iv. 2. Unto you that fear my name, shall the Son of righteousness arise with healing under his wings. Rev. xxii. 16. The bright and morning star.
XXIV. Christ gave the following account of his prophetic office.
Matt. xi. 27. Neither knoweth any man the Father save the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
Luke iv. 43. I must preach, for therefore am I sent. See Christ's sermon, Matt. 5th, 6th, and 7th Chapters, and many other places, as Luke vi. 20.
John i. 1. In the beginning was the word.
iii. 34. He whom God sent speaketh the words of God.
vii. 16. My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
viii. 26. He that sent me is true, and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
Ver. 28. As the Father hath taught me I speak.
Ver. 38. I speak that which I have seen with my Father.
xii. 50. Even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
xiv. 24. The word which ye hear is not mine, but his that sent me.
xv. 15. All things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
xvii. 6. Father, I have manifested thy name unto them.
Ver. 8. I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me. Ver. 14.
Ver. 26. I have declared thy name, and will declare.
Rev. i. 1. The revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave unto him.
XXV. Hence Christ is called the light of the world. John i. 5. The light shineth in darkness.
Ver. 9. The true light, that lighteth every man.
iii. 19. Light is come into the world:
viii 12. Jesus said, I am the light of the world. Ch. ix. v.—xii. 35, 46.
XXVI. Christ a priest. Ps. cx. 4. The Lord hath sworn and will not repent, thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.. See Heb. i. 13.-vii. 15, 17.
xl. 6. Sacrifice and offering thou wouldst not-Lo! I come, in the volume of the book it is written of me.
Zech. vi. 13. He shall be a priest upon his throne.
Heb. vii. 13. Made like the Son of God, abideth a priest continually. Ver. 12.
Ver. 16. After the power of an endless life, Ver. 28. Consecrated for evermore.
viii. I. We have an high-priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens.
ix. 11. Christ became an high-priest of good things to come. Ver. 24. He entered into heaven itself to appear in the presence of God for us. 1 John ii. 1.
XXVII. His offering a sacrifice. 1 Cor. v. 7. Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.
Eph. v. 2. Christ hath loved us, and given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour.
Heb. viii. 3. It is of necessity that this man have somewhat to offer.
ix. 14. He offered himself without spot to God.
Heb. ix. 26. Once in the end of the world bath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
x. 5. Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me. Ver. 8.
Ver. 12. But this man after he had offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand of God.
Ver. 14. By one offering he hath perfected for ever, them that are sanctified.
XXVIII. Christ was given, and delivered; the design thereof. John iii. 16. God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
1 John iv. 9. God sent his only begotton Son into the world, that we might live through him. Acts ii. 23. Rom. iv. 25.-viii. 32.
XXIX. That Christ gave himself, and for what end. Gal. i. 3, 4. The Lord Jesus Christ gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from the present evil world.
Tit. ii. 14. He gave himself, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purity unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Gal. ii. 20. The Son of God who loved me, and gave himself for me. Eph. v. 2. Christ hath loved us, and given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God, &c.
Ver. 25. The Son of God loved the church and gave himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it.
1 Tim. ii. 6. Who gave himself a ransom for all.
John x. 15. I lay down my life for the sheep. Ver. 17. See Matt. xx. 28. John x. 11.-x. 13. 1 John iii. 16.
XXX. Christ suffered, the end thereof. Heb. xiii. 12. Jesus that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
1 Pet. iii. 18. Christ hath once suffered for sins, that he might bring us unto God. Ch. ii. 21. Suffered for us. See Isa. liii. 4, 5, 6. XXXI. Christ suffered, the efficacy thereof. Rom. v. 6. When we were without strength, Christ died for the ungodly.
Ver. 8. While we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Ver. 10. We were reconciled to God by the death of his Son. vi. 10. He died for our sins. John x. 11. He gave his life for the sheep.
viii. 34. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died.
1 Cor. xv. 3. I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures. 2 Cor. v. 14. If one died for all, then were all dead.
Ver. 15. He died for all, that they which live, should live unto him, who died for them.
Heb. ii. 9. That he, by the grace of God, should taste death for every man. 1 Thess. v. 10. He died for us.
Ver. 14. That through death he might destroy him that had the of death, that is the devil. Rom. xiv. 15. Heb. ix. 15, 16. power XXXII. Christ's blood, the efficacy thereof. Zech. ix. 11. As for thee also, by the blood of the covenant, I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit, wherein is no water.
Zech. xiii. 1. In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. See Joel iii. 18.
Matt. xxvi. 28. My blood, which is shed for the remission of sins. Acts xx. 28. Feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his blood.
Rom. v. 9. Being justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath to come. Rom. iii. 25.
Eph. i. 7. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins. Col. i. 14.
ii 13. Ye are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
Col. i. 30. Having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things to himself.
Heb. i. 3. He purged our sins by his own blood.
ix. 12. By his own blood, he entered into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Ver. 14. How much more shall the blood of Christ purge your consciences from dead works to serve the living God.
Ver. 22. Without shedding of blood is no remission.
x. 19. Having boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.
Ver. 20. By a new and living way which he hath consecrated through the veil, that is to say his flesh.
Ver. 29. The blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified. Ch. xiii. 20. The blood of the everlasting covenant.
xii. 24. Ye are come to the blood of sprinkling, which speaketh better things than that of Abel.
xiii. 12. Jesus that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
1 Pet. i. 2. Elect, according to the fore-knowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ.
Ver. 19. Precious blood of Christ.
1 John i. 7. The blood of Christ cleanseth us from all sin. Ver. 9. v. 6. This is he that came by water and blood.
Rev. i. 5. Unto him that loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood, &c.
v. 9. Thou hast redeemed us by thy blood.
vii. 14. These have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
xii. 11. They overcame by the blood of the Lamb. Hence the title of Lamb given to Christ in Isa. liii. 7. John i. 29, 36. Rev. v. 6, 8, 12, 13.-vi. 1, 16.-vii. 9, 10, 17.-xiii. 8.-xiv. 4, 10.—xv. 3.— xvii. 14. xix. 7, 9.-xxi. 9, 14, 22, 23, 27.—xxii. 1, 3.
XXXIII. Christ a porpitiation. Rom. iii. 25. Jesus Christ, whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, for the remission of sins.
1 John ii. 2. He is the propitiation for our sins.-For the sins of the whole world. 1 John iv. 10. God sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
XXXIV. Atonement. Rom. v. 12. We joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have received the atonement.