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the other has no charge, and is not bound to take care of it; but they may come and unite themselves, and partake the same benefit: nay, *they are called and invited by the word of the Lord of it; and here I will give you the very words of the invitation. "Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it. Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the Lord, speak, saying, The Lord hath utterly separated me from his people. Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called a house of prayer for all people." Isaiah lvi. 2-7. Here it is proved, that all nations are called to the law, and he who comes to it has a promise beforehand to be happy; but upon condition he observes the sabbath, and the other commandments; *for he who will be a sharer of the benefit of the oracles of God must observe what is written in them. -Further, you may consider the great charge to Israel concerning strangers that come to join them. First, attend to the command of Moses. "He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment. Love ye therefore the stranger, for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt." Deut. x.

18, 19. Again, they are almost made equal with Israel even in the day of the restoration. "So shall ye divide this land unto you according to the tribes of Israel. And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you: and they shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. And it shall come to pass that in what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the Lord God." Ezek. xlvii. 21-23. *Here is the calling of the gentiles, and they are made equal in promise with Israel; and, if they despise this calling, they cannot lay the blame upon any body but themselves at that day it will be said, No law, no promise.

*THE MESSIAH'S KINGDOM IS NOT SPIRITUAL, BUT ABSOLUTELY EARTHLY.-* In the last chapter of Ezekiel is described the inheritance of the Messiah. "And the residue shall be for the prince." "Moreover, from the possession of the Levites, and from the possession of the city, being in the midst of that which is the prince's." Ezek. xlviii. 21, 22. “And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all. And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd; they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my sta

tutes, and do them. And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children's children for ever; and my servant David shall be their prince for ever. Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore." Ezek. xxxvii. 22, 24-26. "And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it." Ezek. xxxiv. 23, 24. "Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them. And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them." Jer. xxx. 20, 21. "And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots and the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; and shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord. But with righteousness shall he judge the poor. ... And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the gentiles seek, and his rest shall be glorious." Isa. xi. 1-4, 10..

"Behold the days come saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous branch, and a king shall reign and prosper, and * shall execute judgment and justice in the earth," but not in heaven. Jer. xxiii. 5. "And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom which shall not be destroyed. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the holy nation of the Most high, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.” Dan. vii. 14, 27. Here are sufficient proofs that the kingdom of the Messiah is not a spiritual kingdom; observe the term, "under the whole heaven."


*PROOF FROM THE GOSPEL THAT THE KINGDOM OF THE MESSIAH WAS NOT TO BE SPIRITUAL, BUT A KINGDOM OF THIS WORLD." When the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye shall also sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel." Matt. xix. 28. Luke xxii. 30. not every body acknowledge that the kingdom of the Messiah is not spiritual, because here is to be set up a throne for the Messiah, and then twelve more for the twelve apostles? this must be in this world, for we know that in heaven there is only one throne. Thus saith the Lord, "The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool." Isaiah lxvi. 1. Secondly, here is mentioned eating and drinking; this must be in this world. Thirdly, in heaven not only Israel is judged but


all mankind;
Messiah will be king over Israel only.

but here it is meant that the

*THE LAW OF AN AMBASSADOR.-Supposing a king has any occasion to send an embassy to a foreign prince, or to a province; he will appoint some great man, chosen out of his subjects. *This ambassador will receive from his king a commission, every thing will be laid before him, and he will be directed to speak nothing but what he is ordered and commanded. The ambassador having departed and arrived in that foreign country, is it not his duty to go and discharge faithfully his commission? and, when he has done every thing proper, then he has done no more than his duty. But, suppose this ambassador when he arrived in that foreign country, instead of delivering his commission to the government, should go into the small towns and villages, and deliver his commission to the poor and ignorant, and at last should ask the ignorant, Will you acknowledge me as an ambassador, sent on purpose to you? Jesus did so; and the people said to him, We will not receive thee, for although thou hast proved something, yet we believe thee not; because, if thou art a true ambassador, thy duty was not to come to the poor, but to the king and his council, and to deliver unto them thy commission; but as thou hast acted the contrary, it is impossible that thy embassy can be true. Then he said, If ye will not receive me, I will go to another country, and deliver unto them my embassy. Then all the people *burst out a laughing, and cried out, Now we can see that thy commission is false; for when thou camest first to

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