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Ac. 2: 4 They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. — 10: 45 They of the circumcision which believed, were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. -11:15 As I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. 3. To reveal divine truth, as a witness against sinners, and for God and his people.

Dt. 31: 19 Write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.

Neh. 9: 20 Thou gavest also thy good Spirit to instruct them.

Mat. 24: 14 This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all natjons; and then shall the end come.

Lk. 2: 26 It was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.–12: 11 When they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what

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shall 12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say

Jn. 14: 26 The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Ac. 11: 28 There stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit, that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Cesar.

1 Jn. 5: 8 There are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood; and these three agree in

9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. [See 40.]

4. To cause holy affections, which become the witness of the Spirit " that saints are the children of God."

Jn. 14: 16 I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.-16: 13 When

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Guilt and danger of resisting.

he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to

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Rom. 8: 14 As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our Spirit, that we are the children of God.

Gal. 4: 6 Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Heb. 10: 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us : for after that he had said before, 16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them.

1 Jn. 2: 5 Whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.3: 24 He that keepeth his commandments, dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. -5: 10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself.

[See 594-6, 598.] 5. To seal the heirs of glory.

Ep. 4:30 Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. [See 517.]

348. Guilt and danger of sinning against the Holy Spirit.

Is. 63: 10 They rebelled, and vexed his Holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

Mat. 12:31 I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

Ac. 7: 51 Ye stiff-necked, and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.

Ep. 4: 30 Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. 1 Th. 5: 19 Quench not the Spirit.

Judicial departure of -promised believers.

Heb. 10: 28 He that despised Moses' law, died without mercy under two or three witnesses : 29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? [See 309.] 349. Judicial departure of the Holy Spirit.

Gen. 6: 3 The LORD said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man.

Ps. 81: 11 My people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. 12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels. 13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways! 14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries. 15 The haters of the LORD should have submitted themselves unto him : but their time should have endured for ever.

Is. 55: 6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.

Hos. 5: 6 They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; but they shall not find him; he hath withdrawn himself from them.-9: 12 Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea, wo also to them when I depart from them!

Rom. 1: 24 God also gave them up to uncleanness, through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. 26 For this cause God

gave them up unto vile affections. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.

350. The Holy Spirit promised believers. Lk. 11: 13 If ye then, being evil

, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Jn. 14: 16 I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may

abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth ; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 2 Cor. 1: 21 Now he which establisheth us with you in

Keeping at Home - Object of Hope - Full Assurance of.

Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

HOME.

351. Keeping at home recommended roving disapproved.

Pr. 25: 17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbor's house ; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee. — 27:8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

Tit. 2: 4 Teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home.

HOPE:

352. The proper and chief object of hope. Ps. 42: 5. Hope thou in God. Rom. 5: 2 Rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 1 Pet. 1: 21 That your faith and hope might be in God. 353. Full assurance of hope inculcuted and exemplified. Job 19: 25 I know that my Redeemer liveth.

Rom. 8: 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ? 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors, through him that loved us.

2 Tim. 4: 6 I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Heb. 6: 11 We desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. 17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the vail; 20 Whither the

Required and Exemplified.

forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

1 Jn. 3: 18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tonge, but in deed and in truth. 19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our he rts before him.

HOSPITALITY.

354. Hospitality required and encouraged.

Rom. 12: 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another; 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints: given to hospitality.

1 Tim. 3: 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach. [Tit. 1: 8.]

Heb. 13: 2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers : for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

1 Pet. 4: 9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging. Mat. 10: 40—42. [See 715]. 355. Hospitality exemplified.

Gen. 18: 2 He lifted up his eyes and looked, and lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent-door, and bowed himself toward the ground, 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant : 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye

shall for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. 6 Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man ; and he hasted to dress it. - 19: 1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom; and Lot, seeing them, rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made

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