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Thus Christ's suffering with innocence and unprovoked patience, not reviling again, &c., is purposely propounded for all Christians to imitate, and they are bound in conscience as well as they can to follow it "Christ suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps," &c., 1 Pet. ii. 21-23.
It is expanded in verses 21-23 into two great classes of works, which Jesus says that He does. Both are distinctively divine works. To give life and to judge the world are equally beyond human power; they are equally His actions. These are the 'greater works' which He foretells in verse 20, and they are greater than the miracle of healing which had originated the whole conversation.
That the female principle is derived from the male, or that the woman was taken out of the man, is evident from these words in Genesis: Jehovah God took out one of the man's ribs, and closed up the flesh in the place thereof; and he builded the rib, which he had taken out of the man, into a woman; and he brought her to the man; and the man said, This is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; hence she shall be called Eve, because she was taken out of man, chap. ii. 21-23: the signification of a rib and of flesh will be shewn elsewhere.
He shall not be left to wander at uncertainties. "Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." Therefore here is the benefit of him that cometh to Christ, he shall not be denied a place in God's house. They shall not be left like vagabonds in the world. "Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out." See Proverbs 14:26, Isaiah 56:3-5, Ephesians 1:1922, 1 Corinthians 3:21-23.
The church offices under the New Testament, as apostleship, pastorship, &c., were instituted by Christ either before his death compare these places together, Mark iii. 13, 14, &c.; Luke ix. 1, &c., and x. 1, 2, &c.; John xx. 21-23; Matt, xxviii. 18-20 or presently upon his ascension, Eph. iv. 8, 11, 12, &c.; Acts ii.; 1 Cor. xiii. 28.
And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. Vs. 21-23.
And he alone commits all authority and power spiritual to those officers, for dispensing of word, sacraments, censures, and all ordinances, Matt. xvi. 19, and xxviii. 18-20; John xx. 21-23; 2 Cor. x. 8, and xiii. 10: and therefore it is not safe for any creature to intrude upon this prerogative royal of Christ to give any power to any officer of the Church. None can give what he has not.
Also between Joram king of Israel and the servant of Elisha. 2 Kings viii. 4, 5, and between Naaman "the Captain of the host of the king of Syria" and the same person. 2 Kings v. 21-23.
The Lieutenant-Governor of Malacca A Charming Household The Old Stadthaus A Stately Habitation An Endless Siesta A Tropic Dream Chinese Houses Chinese Wealth and Ascendency "Opium Farming" The Malacca Jungle Mohammedan Burial-Places Malay Villages Malay Characteristics Costume and Ornament Bigotry and Pilgrimage The Malay Buffalo STADTHAUS, MALACCA, January 21-23.
Self's weary liberties I cast Beneath Thy feet; there keep them fast." The Lord's Prayer for His People's Oneness "That they may all be one. . . . One in us. . . . That they may be one, even as we are one. . . . Perfect in one." JOHN xvii. 21-23. Thus our High Priest pleaded, and thus He pleads.