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and strengthened me, &c. and the wisdom, and the man that getteth Lord shall deliver me from every evil understanding, &c. She is more prework, and will preserve me unto his cious than rubies, and all the things heavenly kingdom.--2 Tim. iv. 16–18. thou canst desire are not to be com
To an inheritance, &c. reserved in pared unto her. Then shalt thou heaven for you (or for us) who are walk in the way safely, and thy foot kept by the power of God, through shall not stumble.-Prov.iii. 13.15.23. faith unto salvation. 1 Pet. i. 4,5. I wisdom, &c. counsel is mine, and
But the God of all grace who hath bound wisdom; I am understanding : called us, &c. after that ye have suf. I have strength; by me kings reign, fered awhile, make you perfect : esta- &c. I love them that love me, and blish, strengthen, settle you.—1 Pet. those that seek me early shall find me. v. 10.
Riches and honour are with me ; yea, · Whosoever is born of God, doth durable riches and righteousness. not commit sin, for his seed remaineth My fruit is better than gold, yea, in him : and he cannot sin, because than fine gold : and my revenue than he is born of God.- 1 John iii. 9. v. 18. choice silver. I lead in the way of ? Ye are of God, little children, and righteousness, in the midst of the have overcome them: because, greater paths of judgment; that I may cause is he that is in you, than he that is those that love me to inherit subin the world.- John iy. 4.
stance, and I will fill their treasures, Now unto him that is able to keep &c. Now therefore hearken unto me, you from falling, and to present you O ye children ; for blessed are they faultless before the presence of his that keep my ways. Hear instrucglory, &c. to the only wisc God, &c. tion and be wise, and refuse it not : Jude 24, 25.
blessed is the man that heareth me,
watching daily at my gates, waiting Sect. vi. God in Christ, doth com
at the posts of my doors : for whoso mand, invite, and encourage, by findeth me. findeth life.-Proy. viii. Promises, to come to him for spiri- 1. 12. 14. 15. 17-21.32–35. ix. 1-6. tual Life and Strength; to bring When the poor and needy seek forth Fruit, and persevere, and to water, and there is none, and their cast our Care upon him.
tongue faileth for thirst; I the Lord Toe Lord, he it is that doth go before will hear them; I the God of Israel thee ; he will be with thee, he will will not forsake them. I will open not fail thee, neither forsake thee; rivers in high places, and fountains fear not, neither be dismayed.- Deut. in the midst of the valleys : I will Xxxi. 8.
make the wilderness a pool of water, · Wait on the Lord, be of good cou- and the dry land springs of water. rage, and he shall strengthen thine Isa. xli. 17, 18. Ps. Ixix. 3. heart; wait, I say, on the Lord. I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Ps. xxvii. 14.
Seek ye my face in vain, &c. Look Cast thy burden upon the Lord, unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends and he shall sustain thee.-Ps. lv. 22. of the earth, for I am God.-Isa. xlv.
Wisdom crieth without, she’utter- 19. 22. eth her voice in the streets, &c. How - Who is among you that feareth'the long, ye simple ones, will ye love sim- Lord, &c. that walketh in darkness, plicity? &c. Turn ye at my reproof. and hath no light? Let him trust in Behold, I will pour out my Spirit the name of the Lord, and stay upon unto you; I will make known my his God.- Isa. I. 10. words unto you.- Prov. i. 20—23. Ho! every one that thirstech, come viii. 1-U.
ye to the waters : and he that hath · Happy is the man that findeth no money; come ye, buy and eat ; yea, come, buy wine and milk without . O Jerusalem, &c. How often would money and without price : wherefore I have gathered thy children together, do you spend your money for that even as a hen gathereth her chickens which is not bread ? and your labour ander her wings, and ye would not ? for that which satisfieth not? Hearken &c.-Matt, xxiii. 37. diligently unto me, and eat ve that The Son of man is come to seek which is good, and let your soul de- and to save that which was lost. light itself in fatness; incline your Luke xix. 10. ear, and come unto me: hear, and Jesus said unto the woman of Sayour souls shall live: and I will make maria, If thou knewest the gift of an everlasting covenant with you, God, and who it is that saith to thee, even the sure mercies of David. Seek Give me to drink; thou wouldest ye the Lord while he may be found ; have asked of him, and he would have call ye upon him while he is near : given thee living water, &c. When he let the wicked forsake his way, &c. was converting her, he said, My meat and let him return unto the Lord. is to do the will of him that sent me, Isa. lv. 1-3. 6, 7.
and to finish his work. John iv. 10. I have seen' thy adulteries, &c. 32. 34. Wilt thou not be made clean? when Ye will not come to me, that ye shall it once be ?-Jer. xiii. 27. might have life.-John v. 40. Luke
As I live, saith the Lord God, I xiv. 17-20. have no pleasure in the death of the Jesus said, Labour not for the meat wicked, &c. Turn ye, turn ye, from that perisheth, but for that meat your evil ways; for why will ye die, which endureth unto everlasting life, O house of Israel Ezek. xxxiii. 11. which the Son of man shall give unto xviii. 32.
you, &c. My Father giveth you the O Israel, thou hast destroyed thy- true bread from heaven; for the bread self: but in me is thine help.-Hosea of God is he which cometh down from xiii. 9.
heaven, and giveth life unto the world, · Turn ye to the strong hold, ye pri- &c. And Jesus said unto them, I am soners of hope.-Zech, ix. 12.
the bread of life ; he that cometh to Blessed are they which do hunger me shall never hunger, and he that and thirst after righteousness: for believeth on me shall never thirst, &c. they shall be filled. Matt. v. 6. Him that cometh to me, I will in no
But seek ye first the kingdom of wise cast out; for I came down from God and his righteousness, and all heaven, not to do mine own will, but these things shall be added unto you. the will of him that sent me; and -Matt. vi. 33.
this is the Father's will which hath The whole need not a physician, sent me, That of all which he hath but they that are sick, &c. For I am given me I should lose nothing, &c. not come to call the righteous, but John vi. 27. 32, 33, 35. 37-39. sinners to repentance.-Matt. ix. 12,13. In the last day, that great day of
Come unto 'me, all ye that labour the feast, Jesus stood and cried, sayand are heavy laden, and I will give ing, If any man thirst, let him come you rest ; take my yoke upon you, unto me and drink, &c.-John vii. and learn of me, &c, and ye shall find 37, 38. rest unto your souls : for my yoke Let not your heart be troubled : is easy, and my burden is light. ye believe in God, believe also in me. Matt. xi. 28-30.
John xiv, 1. The parable of the invitation to . Abide in me, and I in you : as the the marriage-supper, of which many branch cannot bear fruit of itself, &c. made light.-Matt. xxii. 1,&c, Luke no more can ye, except ye abide in xiv. 17, &c.
me, &c. He that abideth in me, and
I. in him, the same briogeth forth of the fountain of the water of life much fruit, &c. If ye abide in me, freely.--Rev. xxi. 6. Ins'. and my words abide in you, ye shall Let him that is athirst, come: and ask what ye will, and it shall be done whosoever will, let him take the water unto you.-Johu xv, 4, 5. 7. . of life freely.-Rev. xxii. 17. . .
He that spared not his own Son, How shall we escape, if we neglect but delivered him up for us all : how so great salvation.--Heb. ii. 3.. . shall he not with him also freely give us all things ?-Rom. viii. 32. Be careful for nothing: but in
CHAP. XIX. every thing by prayer and supplica- HOW DOTI GOD WORK AND EFFECT tion with thanksgiving, let your re- THESE THINGS IN THE HEARTS AND quest be made known unto God: and SPIRITS OF BELIEVERS? the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts,
What shall we do that we might work &c.-Phil. iy. 6, 7.
the Works of God? Jesus saith I obtained mercy, that in me first
unto them, This is the work of God, Jesus Christ might shew forth all
that ye believe on him whom he long-suffering, for a pattern to them
hath sent.-John vi. 28, 29. which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.—1 Tim. i. 16...
Sect. I. By his Spirit, whom he proGod our Saviour, who will have all
mised to them.-Luke xi. 13. men to be saved, and to come to the He shall baptize you with the Holu knowledge of the truth.1 Tim. ii. Ghost, 8c.-Mark i. 8. . 3, 4.
JESUS, &c. having received of the FaLet us run with patience the race ther the promise of the Holy Ghost, that is set before us; looking unto hath shed forth this which ye now Jesus, the author and finisher of our see and hear.-Acts ii. 32, 33. faith.-Heb. xii. 1, 2.
And they came every one,&c. whom If any of you lack wisdom, let him his spirit" made willing, and they ask it of God, that giveth to all men brought the Lord's offering.--Exod. liberally, and upbraideth not, and it xxxv. 21. shall be given him.-James i. 5, 6. Thou gavest also thy good spirit
Wherefore, let them that suffer ac- to instruct them.--Neh. ix. 20. cording to the will of God, commit Renew a right (or constant) spirit the keeping of their souls to him in within me, &c. and take not thy holy well doing, as unto a faithful Creator, Spirit from me, &c. uphold me with - 1 Pet. iv. 19.
thy free spirit.-Ps. li. 10-12. . Humble yourselves therefore under Awake, O north wind, and come the mighty hand of God, &c. casting thou south wind, and blow upon my all your care upon him ; for he careth garden, &c.-Cant. iv. 16. for you.—1 Pet. v. 6, 7.
He that is left in Zion, and he that, I counsel thee to buy of me gold remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be tried in the fire, that thou mayest be called holy, &c. when the Lord shall rich: and white raiment, that thou have washed away the filth of the mayest be clothed, &c. and anoint daughter of Zion, &c. by the spirit of thine eyes with eye-salve, that thou judgment, and by the spirit of burnmayest see. Behold, I stand at the ing.-Isa. iv. 3, 4. door and knock : if any man hear my I will pour my Spirit upon thy seed, voice, and open the door, I will come &c. and they shall spring up as among in to him, and will sup with him, the grass, as willows by the waterand he with me.-Rey. ii. 18. 20.- courses. Isa. xliv. 3, 4. .'
I will give upto him that is athirst, w I will put a new spirit within you,
&c. that they may walk in my statutes, rit, which they that believe on him &c.-Ezek. xi. 19, 20..
should receive.- John vii. 38, 39. I will put my Spirit within you, Gal. iii. 2. 14. John iv. 13, 14. and cause you to walk in my statutes. I will pray the Father, and he shall -Ezek. xxxvi. 27.
give you another Comforter, that he * And ye shall know that I am the may abide with you for ever ; even Lord, when I have opened your graves, the Spirit of truth, whom the world &c. and shall put my Spirit in you.- cannot receive, &c. Ye know him, Ezek. xxxvii. 13, 14.
for he dwelleth with you, and shall Neither will I hide my face any be in you. I will not leave you commore from them : for I have poured fortless; I will come to you. The out my Spirit upon the house of Is- Comforter, the Holy Ghost, whom rael, saith the Lord.—Ezek. xxxix. 29. the Father will send in my name, he
Not by might, nor by power, but shall teach you all things, and bring by my Spirit, saith the Lord, &c. cry- all things to your remembrance, whating, Grace, grace.-Zech. iv. 6, 7., soever I have said unto you.-John
I will pour out my Spirit upon all xiv. 16–18. 26. flesh: and your sons and your daugh. But when the Comforter is come, ters shall prophesy, &c. and also upon whom I will send unto you from the the servants, and upon the handmaids Father, even the Spirit of truth, &c. in those days will I pour out my Spi- —John xv. 26. i. 33. Acts i. 5. rit.-Joel ii. 28, 29. Acts ii. 16, 17. It is expedient for you that I go Luke xxiv. 49.
away: for if I go not away, the ComI will pour upon the house of Da- forter will not come unto you : but if vid, &c. the spirit of grace, and of I depart, I will send him unto you: supplications : and they shall look and when he is come, he will convince upon me whom they have pierced, &c. the world of sin, and of righteous-Zech. xii. 10. Eph. vi. 18. Jude 20. ness, and of judgment. I have yet
When they deliver you up; take many things to say unto you, but ye no thought how, or what ye shall cannot bear them now: howbeit, speak, &c. for it is not ye that speak, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, but the Spirit of your Father which he will guide you into all truth, &c. speaketh in you.—Matt. x. 19, 20. he shall not speak of himself, but, Luke xii. 12. xvii. 20, 21.
&c. he shall receive of mine, and shew If I cast out devils by the Spirit of it unto you.—John xvi. 7,8. 12–14. God, then the kingdom of God is They were not able to resist the come unto you.—Matt. xii. 28. wisdom and spirit by which Stephen
Jesus said, The kingdom of God spake.- Acts vi. 10. cometh not with observation (or with "The love of God is shed abroad in outward show), &c. Behold the king- our hearts by the Holy Ghost which dom of God is within you.-Luke is given unto us.--Rom. v. 5. xvii. 20, 21. Mark iv. 26, 27.
If the Spirit of him that raised up Except a man be born of water and Jesus from the dead dwell in you : he of the Spirit, he cannot see the king- that raised up Christ from the dead, dom of God: that which is born of shall also quicken your mortal bodies the flesh, is flesh : and that which is by his Spirit that dwelleth in you, &c. born of the Spirit, is spirit.-John If ye, through the Spirit, do mortify iii. 5, 6.
the deeds of the body, ye shall live. It is the Spirit that quickeneth, For as many as are led by the Spirit the flesh profiteth nothing,&c.-John of God, they are the sons of God. vi. 63. 2 Cor. iii. 6.
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our He that believeth on me, out of infirmities : for we know not what his belly shall flow rivers of living we should pray for as we onght: but water : but this spake he of the Spi- the Spirit himself maketh intercession for us, &c.Rom. viii. 11.13, 14. other ages was not made known unto 26, 27. Eph. ii. 18. vi. 18. Jude 20. the sons of men, as it is now reveal
That ye may abound in hope ed, &c. by the Spirit, &c. I bow my through the power of the Holy Ghost, knees unto the Father, &c. that he &c. That the offering up of the Gen- would grant you, &c. to be strengthtiles might be acceptable, being sanc- ened with might by his Spirit in the tified by the Holy Ghost, &c. To inner man.-Eph. iii. 4, 5. 14. 16. make the Gentiles obedient, &c, by Who declared unto us your love in the power of the Spirit of God. the Spirit.-Col. i. 8. Rom. xv. 13. 16. 18, 19.
Our gospel came not unto you in · Eye hath not seen, &c. but God word only, but also in power, and in hath revealed them unto us by his the Holy Ghost, &c. And ye became Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all followers of us, and of the Lord. things, &c. The things of God know. 1 Thess. i. 5, 6. eth no man, but the Spirit of God. God hath from the beginning Now we have received, &c. the Spirit chosen you to salvation, through of God, that we might know the things sanctification of the Spirit, and bethat are freely given to us of God. - lief of the truth.---2 Thess. ii. 13. I Cor. ii. 9-12.
That good thing which was comSuch were some of you: but ye mitted unto thee, keep by the Holy are washed, but ye are sanctified, &c. Ghost, which dwelleth in us. by the Spirit of our God.-1 Cor. vi. 2 Tim. i. 14. U. Titus iii. 5.
He saved us by the washing of re.. No man can say that Jesus is the generation, and renewing of the Holy Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now Ghost, which he sked on us abunthere are diversities of gifts, but the dantly through Jesus Christ.-Titus same Spirit, &c. The manifestation iii. 5, 6. Eph. v. 26. of the Spirit is given to every man to Elect, &c. through sanctification of profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit, unto obedience, &c. Seethe Spirit, the word of wisdom, &c. ing ye have purified your souls in But all these worketh that one and obeying the truth through the Spirit, the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every unto unfeigned love of the brethren, man severally, as he will, &c. By &c.--1 Pet. i. 2. 22. one Spirit we are all baptized into one But ye have an unction from the body. I Cor. xii. 3, 4. 7-11. 13. Holy One, and ye know all things.
Ye are manifestly declared to be But the anointing which ye bave rethe epistle of Christ, ministered by ceived of him abideth in you, and ye us, written not with ink, but with need not that any man teach you; the Spirit of the living God; not in but as the same anointing teacheth tables of stone, but in fleshly tables you of all things, &c.—1 John ii. 20.27. of the heart, &c. But we all with open face, beholding as in a glass the Sect. II. Of the Spirit of God's glory of the Lord, are changed into being given to, and dwelling in Bethe same image, from glory to glory, lievers, and working in them, and even as by the Spirit of the Lord (or upon others. The Nature, Ap. of the Lord, the Spirit). — 2 Cor. pearance, and Fruits of the Spirit: iii. 3. 18.
and the Saints' Duty toward the We, through the Spirit, wait for Spirit, in following him; and nat the hope of righteousness by faith. sinning against,grieving,or quenchGal. v. 5. 22.
ing the Spirit. Through him we both have an access by one Spirit unto the Father. I. Of the Spirit of God working in Eph. ii. 18.
Believers and upon others. · The mystery of Christ, which in Tạese be they who separate them