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521. Rev. iv, 8. Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
, 522. 9, 10, II. And when those Beasts [ Gr. Sâce, Living Creatures, the living
. Creatures full of Eyes, the whole Multitude of the Church, ] give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the Throne, who liveth for ever and ever ;
The four and twenty Elders fall down before him that sat on the Throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the Throne, faying;
Thou art worthy, OLord, to receive glory and honour' and power ; for Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they Are, and were created.
523. v, 14. And the four and twenty El
ders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.
524. vii; 11, 12, fell down before the
Throne on their Faces, and worshipped God,
Saying, Amen ; Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might, be unto our God forever and ever, Amen.
525. xi ; 16, 17.fell upon their Faces, and worshipped God, G
Saying, Saying, We give thee Thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art and wast and art to
526. Rev. xiv ; 6, 7.—The everlasting Go
Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him—; and worship Him that made Heaven and Earth and the Sea and the Fountains of Water.
$27. XV ; 3, 4. And they sing the Song
of Moses the Servant of God, and the Song of the Lamb, saying ; Great and Marvellous are thy Works, Lord God Almigłty; just and true are thy Ways; thou King of Saints.
Who shall not fear 'thee, O Lord, and glorify thy Name? For Thou only art Holy; for all Nations shall come and worship before thee.
xix, 1. Salvation and glory and honour and
power, unto the Lord our God.
529 4, 5, 6, 7. fell down and wor.
shipped God that sat on the Throne,
Praise our God, all ye his Servants, and *ye that fear him, both small and great.
-Alleluia ; for the Lord God Omnipotenț reigneth.
Let us be glad and rejoice and give honour to him.
5:30. Rev.xix, 10.Worship God: For the Testimo
ny of Jesus, is the Spirit of Prophecy ; [or, The Spirit of Prophecy is the Testimony of Jefus.]
These words are by moft Commentators interpreted very obscurely. The Meaning seems to be; Wot. Ship God only, (faith the Angel,) and not Me; For I am only your Fellowo-Servant, a propbetical Spirit, fent forth to bear Testimony concerning Jesus, as you yourself
531. xxii ; 3, 4. The Throne of God and
of the Lamb, shall be in it; And his Servants
9. See thou do it not :-* Wora
Of the SO N of GOD."
SECT. I. The Passages of the New Testament, wherein he
is stiled, God
AT. I, 23. They shall call his Name,
ted, is, God with us.
The word, God, in this place, is either meant of the Father; And then it signifies, his manifefting himself to us more immediately; his speaking unto us in these last days by his own Son, Heb. i, 1. Or elle, (which seems the more natural Interpretation,) it is spoken of the Son; and then it signifies, his taking upon him humane Flesh, and dwelling familiarly a
mongst us. 534.
Luke i; 16, 17. Many - shall he [viz. John the Baptist] turn to the Lord their God; And he shall go before Him &c.
Though these Words [the Lord their God] in the style of St. Luke, and according to the whole Analogy of Scripture, cannot but signify the Father : yet, (which hardly any Commentators have taken notice of,) they are, in strictness of Construction, immediately connected with the following word, Him; which must necessarily be understood of Christ. Concerning which manner of speaking, see N°5386293.
535. Fob. i, 1. In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with GOD, and the Word was God.
In the Beginning.] Before all Ages ; before the Creation of the World; before the World was, Joh. xvii, s: And ver: 3d of This Chapter, All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made, that was made: And ver. 10, The World was made by kim. Thus was this Phrase conftantly understood in the Primitive Church: And Nothing can be more forced and unnatural, than the Interpretation of the Socinian Writers; who understand, in the Beginning, to signify only, At the first Preaching of the Gospel.
Was the Word.] The Word, the Oracle of God, the Great Revealer of the Will of God to Mankind. Rev. i, s, The Faithful Witness : Rev. xix, 11, Faith. ful and True : i fob. v, 20, He that is True : Rev. xix, 13, And his Name is called, the WORD of God. It is with great Violence to the Text, and to the whole Scope of the Gospel, that the Sabellian and some Socinian Writers, (whose Notions, tho' seemingly most contrary, yet in reality amount in the End to the same thing,) expound this Paflage, of [the dóza esdéter] the Internal Reason or Wisdom of God: In the Beginning was REASON, and REASON was with God, &c.
As if the Person who came to be incarnate for us, and to die for our Sins; was nothing but an Attributte of the Father, without any real and proper Being. And the Word was with GOD.] Was with the Fa. G3