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Quest. 24. How doth Christ execute the office of a Prophet ?
Anf. Christ executeth the Office of a Prophet, in revealing to us, by his Word and Spirit, the Will of God for our Salvation.
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the Will of God for our Salvation, which Christ reveals, is meant, the whole Will of God in all Things concerning our Edification and Salvation : John xv. 15.' Henceforth I call you not servants; • for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth : -'" but I have called you friends; for all things that . I have heard of my Father, I have made known Unto you.' Acts xx. 32. 'And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which
are sanctified.' Jom xx. 31.' But these are writ• ten, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of God, and that believing ye might « have life through his name. We could never of ourselves have discovered the Will of God for our Salvation: John i. 18. No man hath
• seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, .' which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath
• declared him. Chapiii. 13. ' And no man hath ' afcended up to heaven, but he that came down ** • from heaven, even the Son of man which is in ' heaven.' But our Redeemer was fit to reveal it to us, in that, as he was God, he was from Eternity privy to the whole Counsel of God, and as he was Man, the Spirit, who searcheth the deep
Things of God, rested upon him : John i. 18. above cited. If. xi. 2. ' And the spirit of the Lord 1 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.' 1. Cor. ii. 10." But God hath revealed ? them unto us by his Spirit : for the Spirit search. eth all things, yea, the deep things of God.'. He reveals to us the Will of God for our Salvation,