he majesty, power, and holiness of Christ's kingdom.
- The Lord might have displayed only his justice, holiness, and
awful power, in his dealings with fallen men; but he has been
pleased to display the riches of his mercy, and the power of his
renewing grace. In this great work, the Father has given all
power to his Son, the Lord from heaven, who has made atonement
for our sins. He not only can pardon, but deliver and protect
all who trust in him. His word is past, and all the saints may
rely upon it. Whatever was foretold concerning the kingdom of
the Messiah, must be fulfilled in due time. All his people ought
to be very strictly pure. God's church is his house; it is a
holy house, cleansed from sin, and employed in his service.
Where there is purity, there shall be peace. Let all carefully
look if this kingdom is set up in their hearts.