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drink-offerings, were instituted to shew how our Lord's offering would be a complete remedy for the whole disease of his church and people. Sin would be removed the curse would be abolished-peace would be made, and he would be all in salvation work--the whole glory would belong to bim-the whole work would be performed by him. And, like as sin laid typically on the burnt sacrifice, was with it consumed by fire, and perfectly annibilated ; so sin laid on Christ by imputation, would be abolished out of the sight of God, by the sacrifice of Christ's death. I proceed,

Secondly, To explain the services, and sacrificial actions, and shew how Christ was thereby set forth as crucified.

As the tabernacle was a figure of Christ's body, in which dwelleth all the fuloess of the Godhead; and the various sacrifices were memorials of the oblation of bimself; so the services and sacrificial acts, were dividely prescribed, and were each and every one of them very sig nificant and expressive.

Aaron's sons, the priests, were the persons appointed to offer them. No man could offer his own sacrifice, as no man can make atonement for bis own sid; it belonged to the priest to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sin. He was herein a type of Christ, the true priest of his church and people.

The bullock for the burnt-offering, being killed before the Lord, at the door of the taber'nacle of the congregation, it was to be flayed, and cut into his pieces. As the animal was a type of Christ, so the slaying it, sprinkling its blood, flaying it, and cutting it into its pieces, set forth the following particulars relative to Christ.

The bullock, a strong creature, suggested the strength of Christ, who as the man of God's right-hand, the Son of man made strong by Jehovah for himself, would display the greatness of bis strength, in bearing the sins of his people in his own body on the tree.

The pouring out the blood at the bottom of the altar, shewed that Christ would pour out his soul upto death, and give his life a ransom for many.

The sprinkling it round about the altar, shewed that it is “the blood which maketh an atonement for the soul." Its being sprinkled by the priest op the offerer, and pronouncing him clean, shewed, that the blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, cleanseth from all sin.

The flaying the slaughtered animal, was very descriptive of the stripping Christ of his clothes, when he was given up into the hands of siuful men, and suffered death upon the cross.

The cutting the sacrifices into his pieces, pointed out how Messiah's sorrows and sufferSeven is the scripture number for perfection; and the perfection of their consecration was expressed hereby. By this space of time spent ia these services, the solemnity of the ordinapce was increased; and the high priest and priests by being so often clothed and unclothed, were the more used to their garments, and better qualified for their services when they should fully enter on the performance of them. The various services of sacrificing, and other rites and cere monies being thus repeated throughout each of the seven days, the consecration was hereby, fully and thoroughly perfected, and Aaron and his sons properly and regularly qualified for a proper entrance on, and discharge, of, their respective offices. '---Now, therefore, the promise was fulfilled, " I will sanctify, algo both Aaron and his sons to minister to me in the priests' office.” Exod. xxix. 44. And, indeed when all was finished, and Aaron on the eighth day, the day immediately succeediug the seven wbich bad been spent in the consecrations, entered on the execution and discharge of his priesthood, baving offered, a sin-offering for himself, and one also for the people, and likewise I burnt-offerings, peace-offerings, &c, he wept with Moses into the holy place, and having (burnt the incense, and trimmed the lamps, they both came out. Then Aaron lifted up his hands, as the high priest, and pronounced the blessing on the people prescribed in: Numbrivi. 22, &c. hereupon the glory of the Lord appeared.” I conceive the Soq of God shone forth; in the cloud with luminous light and splendor, giving hereby a visible evidence of his accept ance of Aaron and his services; which done, be also put honour on his own sacrificial institu; tions,". There came a fire out from before the Lord, and consumed upon the altar the burutoffering and the fat: which when all the people sáw, they shouted and fell on their faces.” Levit. ix, 23, 24.

Thus the Lord: gave testimony of his being well pleased with the consecration, inyestiture, and anointing of Aaron, and his sons to the priests' office; and gave also a signal and proof of his being pleased with these services, and sa crifices, as memorials of his Son Jesus Christ, and his sacrificial death. A beteget odio?

I will, bow, conclude my present discourse, with setting forth the high priest, in his office and consecration, as a figure, and type of Christ. This I will particularly consider, as Aaron was washed, clothed, and, hvis

Aaron was, as the first part of his consecration, washed with water. Our Lord Jesus was his antitype. To represent what had been transacted within the vail, betwixt the eternal Tbree, and to make an outward, open, and clear, manifestation of it, the Lord called and appointed, and dressed up Aaron in all his costly robes, and commanded him to be anointed with holy ointment, that he might be Christ's representative, a figure and type of hiin who was to be, and now is exalted the great high priest over the house of God, who liveth after the power of an endless life." As Aaron, before he entered on bis office, was washed with water, so Christ was baptized before he entered 'publicly on the execution of his mediatorial and priestly office.

The high priest was clothed with holy garments: he could not but appear truly glorious in his embroidered coat, with its embroidered girdle, over which he wore thé robe of the ephod, which was all of blue, at the skirts of which were bells and pomegranates, above which he wore the ephod with the breast-plate, and on his head he wore the mitre and holy crown. He represented Christ, in his glorious beauty, purity, and perfection, with the golden crown on his head, with the names of the people ou his shoulders, and on his heart.

The high priest with his pontifical attire, as the holy one of Jéhovah, as the crowned, sancti. fied, anointed one, who drew nigh unto God, representing all the congregation of Israel' in the breast-plate, where they shone most glorious, by

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