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and languages, should serve Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed." Here, too, we see how the type falls short of the antitype. Adam, as the husband of Eve, was a type of Christ, who is called the husband of His people. The Church, or true believers, are frequently called the bride in Scripture, and the Lord Jesus Christ the bridegroom. When the Lord gave Eve to be Adam's wife, He decreed that they should be one, saying, Gen. ii. 24,-" Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh." St. Paul, in his Epistle to the Ephesians, alludes to this when he is speaking of Christ and the Church. He declares marriage to be a type of the union between Christ and His people; that as man and wife are one, so are Christ and His Church. Read from the 5th chapter of the Ephesians, beginning at the 22d verse, to the end of the chapter. Here you see the Church, or true believers, are said to be members of His body. And St. Paul tells us (1 Cor. xii. 27), "this is a g eat mystery; " we feel it to be so, but we know it is God's truth, and so we must believe it. It is a great comfort to all the children of God if

they understand it aright. A man, you know, is answerable for all his wife's debts, he is obliged to pay them all, even the debts she may have contracted before her marriage. So, Christ is answerable for the sins of His people, the sins they committed before they were made one with Him by faith, as well as those they have committed since. Now, do think what a blessed thing it is to be one of Christ's dear people! Oh, never rest until you know that you are brought into Christ's family, made one with Him by faith, and then you shall be for ever free from condemnation. The manner of Adam's marriage with Eve is typical of Christ's union with the Church. Adam was thrown into a deep sleep, and one of his ribs taken out, and so Eve was formed, and the Lord closed up Adam's flesh, and he was healed. Adam received this last, best gift of God, and acknowledged it to be bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh. Our Lord Jesus Christ slept the sleep of death that He might give life to His Church. His side was pierced with a spear, and forthwith came thereout blood and water. Blood: that His people might be cleansed from sin; water: that they might be sanctified by His Spirit. (1 John i. 7; Eph. v. 7.) Jesus, you see, became both Father and husband to His Church. When He rose

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from the dead, His wounds were healed, he rose a glorious conqueror, and triumphed over sin and Satan.

Jesus, too, left His Father and mother that He might cleave unto the Church. Left His Father in heaven, when He came down to this sinful world; left his mother, the Virgin Mary, when he ascended up to heaven. So we see that in many respects Adam was a very striking type of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am going now to speak of the last respect in which I believe Adam to have been a type of our blessed Lord, and it is a very painful one. I mean as the covenant head or representative. You will understand this with a little attention. Adam, as the first man, the father of all who should afterwards be born, may be said to be our representative-the one who stands for all. Well would it have been if Adam had stood; but, alas! he fell, and, in his fall, all mankind fell too. Every man or woman that has ever been born since, except the blessed Saviour, · has come into the world under the curse, for Adam's sin. Adam's sin, you see, did not only affect himself, but the whole world. As our covenant head or representative, when Adam fell, we all fell. A sad inheritance we all have from Adam. Perhaps you will be surprised at first when I tell you that it is in

this respect most especially that Adam was a type of our blessed Lord. Adam, we have seen, brought death, and sin, and a curse upon all mankind. The Lord Jesus Christ brought life, and righteousness, and salvation to all His people. Turn to the 5th of Romans. Read from the 12th to the 19th verse. Now, see the type and the antitype.

What a glorious difference! Just as surely as Adam brought death on all, does the Lord Jesus Christ bring life. The 17th and 18th verses tell us that as certainly as Adam brought death and sin upon us, does the Lord Jesus Christ bring life and righteousness. So, too, as Adam through his fall gave us a very sinful nature, and we have all sinned, the Lord Jesus Christ, by having kept every commandment of God, has a perfect righteousness to give to every one of His people. The first Adam disobeyed a very easy command; the second Adam obeyed all the commandments of God. The first Adam was tempted in Paradise, and fell. The second was tempted in the wilderness, and conquered. The first Adam, breaking the law in one point, was guilty of all. The second Adam, so far from breaking one, kept all. We are born into the world dead in sin, through the sin we did not commit. As soon

as we are born into the family of Christ, we are made alive, and counted righteous, through the righteousness we could not work out ourselves. Dead through Adam, alive through Christ. Condemned for the sake of Adam, justified for the sake of Christ. Adam, so far from being able to give life and righteousness to his children, could not keep his own; but the Lord Jesus Christ kept every one of the laws of God that He might have a perfect righteousness to give to His people. The first Adam was driven out from the beautiful garden of Eden, and forbidden to approach the tree of life. The second Adam has opened the way for His people into a far more glorious place, even the heavenly Jerusalem. He promises, too, that His people shall have access to the tree of life. Rev. ii. 7,-"To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God." Look, too, at Rev. xxii. 2:-" In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of this tree were for the healing of the nations." Again, verse 14: Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may

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