Keach - Houston-Packer Collection BT155 .K4 1698

L7 that, clearly implies a Covenant or holy Com- pa& that was between them both. The content of two Parties, or more, up- on the Propofals made by the one Party, and the agreement of the other, tends to make a formal Covenant, fo here was, my Brethren, a mutual re-ftipulation betwixt God the Fa- ther and Christ about our Peace and Redemp- tion. For here were things commanded by the one, and agreed to be done in obedience by the other : In thefe Tranfa&ions the Father makes Propofals to the Son, and 'hewed him what he will have him do, if ever our Peace fucceed and is made. And 4. Moreover, Upon the doing of which many great Promifes are made to Chrift for the Merit or Defert of his Work, and to the Ele.t in him, out of meer Grace, for Christ's fake, or for his just defervings; hence our Lord with he came to do the will of his Father, This is doh the Will of him that feat me, &c. he laid down v his Lifeas his Father commandedhim; he knew it was according to the Eternal Compas, Pur- pofe and Decree of his Father, unto which he contented ; God the Father agreed to prepare the Son a Body, the Son contented to arfume our Nature, or take that Body, Then fail I, lo, Icome to do thy Will O God ! and in 1 eó.10.9 that body he was enjoined to die, I havepower to lay down my lift, and power to take it up again, this Commandment haveI receivedof my Father. Alto thefe Fæderal Tranfx&ions be- twixt God the rather and Jeflis Chrift are held