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PROPHECIES OF ISAIAH,
MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AT DAIRSIE.
THE LORD GOD BATH DONE THAT WHICH HE HAD DEVISED: HE HATH
- THESE THINGS ARE TAITHTUL AND TRUE. AND THE LORD GOD OF
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PROPHECIES OF ISAIAH.
WE now enter on the consideration of another Section of the Second Discourse, contained in the sifth part of the Prophecies of Isaiah. Its manifest design is, to administer comfort to the Church of God, destined for a long period to sustain various afflictions, intended, by insinite Wisdom, to purify them from remaining corruptions, to exercise and improve their graces. Walking in darkness, and having no light, their faith and hope required to be supported and established by renewed promises of grace and favour. In the prosecution os this valuable object, the great Messiah is introduced addressing the posterity of Abraham and Sarah, the heirs of the blessing pronounced upon the renowned sather of the faithtul.—He directs them to call to remembrance the small beginning from whence their nation took its rile, and gives solemn assurance of the approaching happy change in the state of the Church, in consequence whereof, through the plentiful communications of divine mercy, it was to resemble the paradise of God, ver. i—3. —Heforetels the conversion of theGentiles, who Acre to be enlightened by his salutary doctrines, and to beVol. Yl. A come