Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;…
He was promised as such (Psalm 2:6, 9; Psalm 110:1, 2; Isaiah 9:6, 7; Micah 5:1, 2), and assumed as by right the title (John 13:13; John 20:28). He was made so by the Father (Acts 2:36; Philippians 2:11; Ephesians 1:22), and the universal confession of the fact will constitute His mediatorial reward (Philippians 2:11). Now He is confessed as such by men only through the Holy Ghost (1 Corinthians 12:3). As Lord, Christ.
I. IS THE SOVEREIGN OF THE UNIVERSE; men, angels, and devils, are subject to Him (Ephesians 1:21).
II. IS HEAD OF HIS CHURCH AND KING OF SAINTS (Ephesians 1:22; Ephesians 4:15; Revelation 15:3). All other headship is usurpation.
III. ABOLISHES THE OLD TESTAMENT ECONOMY (Matthew 11:6; John 4:21, 23; Hebrews 12:26, 27; Revelation 21:5).
IV. SENDS DOWN THE HOLY SPIRIT (Acts 2:33-36).
V. GATHERS MEN INTO HIS KINGDOM (John 10:2-4, 14-16; Isaiah 55:4, 5).
VI. COMMISSIONS HIS APOSTLES TO PREACH WITH THAT OBJECT (Matthew 28:18, 19). VII. APPOINTS WHAT IS TO BE DONE IN HIS CHURCH (1 Corinthians 9:14; 1 Corinthians 11:23; Matthew 28:19, 20).
(T. Robinson, D. D.)
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