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PROPHECIES OF ISAIAH,
MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AT DAIRSIE..
THE LORD GOD HATH DONE THAT WHICH HE HAD DEVISED: HE HATH
THESE THINGS ARE FAITHFUL AND TRUE. AND THE LORD GOD OF
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PROPHECIES OF ISAIAH.
E now enter on the confideration of another Section of the Second Difcourfe, contained in the fifth part of the Prophecies of Ifaiah. Its manifeft defign is, to adminifter comfort to the Church of God, deftined for a long period to sustain various affictions, intended, by infinite 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 fupported and established by renewed promifes of grace and favour. In the profecution of this valuable object, the great Meffiah is introduced addreffing the pofterity of Abraham and Sarah, the heirs of the bleffing pronounupon the renowned father of the faithful.-He directs them to call to remembrance the fmall beginning from whence their nation took its rife, and gives folemn affurance of the approaching happy change in the state of the Church, in confequence whereof, through the plentiful communications of divine mercy, it was to resemble the paradife of God, ver. 1-3. -He foretels the converfion of the Gentiles, who were to be enlightened by his falutary doctrines, and to be