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desired to have you, that he may sift you, but such as is common (or moyou as wheat : but I have prayed for derate) to man: but God is faithful, thee, that thy faith fail not.—Luke who will not suffer you to be tempted xxii. 31, 32.

above that ye are able, but will, with Whosoever drinketh of the water the temptation, also make a way to that I shall give him, shall never escape, that ye may be able to bear thirst : but the water which I shall it.- 1 Cor. x. 13. give him, shall be in him a well of Now he which establisheth us with water springing up into everlasting you in Christ, and hath anointed us, life.-John iv. 14.

is God; who hath also sealed us, My sheep hear my voice, and I &c.--2 Cor. i. 21, 22. know them, and they follow me; and I besought the Lord, &c. and he I give unto them eternal life, and said unto me, My grace is sufficient they shall never perish, neither shall for 'thee ; for my strength is made any man pluck them out of my hand : perfect in weakness; most gladly my Father which gave them me, is therefore will I rather glory in mine greater than all, and no man is able infirmities, that the power of Christ to pluck them out of my Father's may rest upon me : for when I am hands : I and my Father are one. weak, then am I strong.—2 Cor. xii. John x. 27-30.

8-10. Holy Father, keep through thine Be strong in the Lord, and in the

name those whom thou hast power of his might : put on the whole given me, &c. while I was with them armour of God, that ye may be able in the world, I kept them in thy to stand, &c.—Eph. vi. 10, 11, 13. name, &c. I pray, &c. that thou iii. 16. shouldest keep them from the evil Being confident of this very thing, one.-John xvii. 11, 12. 15.

that he which hath begun a good Who shall separate us from the work in you, will perform (or finish) love of Christ ? Shall tribulation or it, until the day of Jesus Christ. distress ? &c. nay, in all these things Phil. i. 6. we are more than conquerors, through Every where, and in all things, I him that loved us : for I am per- am instructed, both to be full, and to suaded, that neither death nor life, be hungry, &c. I can do all things &c. shall be able to separate us from through Christ which strengtheneth the love of God which is in Christ me.- Phil. iv. 12, 13. Jesus our Lord. — Rom. viii. 35. And I pray God, your whole spirit, 37-39.

and soul, and body, be preserved Who art thou that judgest another blameless, unto the coming of our man's servant ? yea, he shall be Lord Jesus Christ; faithful is he holden


for God is able to make that calleth you, who also will do it. him stand.-Rom. xiv. 4.

- Thess. v. 23, 24. The God of peace shall bruise Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, Satan under your feet shortly. Now &c. establish you in every good word to him that is of power to establish and work.—2 Thess. ii. 16, 17. you, according to my gospel, &c. To The Lord is faithful, who shall God, only wise, &c.— Rom. xvi. 20. establish you, and keep you from evil. 25. 27.

-2 Thess. iii. 3. Jesus Christ, who shall also con I know whom I have believed : and firm you unto the end, that ye may I am persuaded that he is able to keep be blameless in the day of our Lord that which I have committed unto Jesus Christ; God is faithful, &c.— him against that day.—2 Tim. i. 12. 1 Cor. i. 7-9.

No man stood with me, &c. notThere hath no temptation taken withstanding the Lord stood with me,

v. 10.

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.— \Pet. i. 4,5. I wisdom, &c. counsel is mine, and

But the God of all grace who hath sound wisdom; I am understanding: called us, &c. after that ye have suf- I have strength; by me kings reigo, 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.

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.-1 John iv. 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 Oye children ; for blessed are they faultless before the presence of his that keep my ways. Hear instrucglory, &c. to the only wise 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.-Prov. 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 The 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. lxix. 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 thirsteth, come viii. 1-11..

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 under her wings, and ye would not ? for that which satisfieth not? Hearken &c.—Matt. xxiii. 37. diligently' unto me, and eat ye 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 xvii. 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 bringeth forth of the fountain of the water of life much fruit, &c. If ye abide in me, freely.- Rev. xxi. 6. 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.—John 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.

CHAP. XIX. Be careful for nothing : but in every thing by prayer and supplica- How doTH GOD WORK AND EFFECT tion with thanksgiving, let your request 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. iv. 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 pro

mised to them.Luke xi. 13. God our Saviour, who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the He shall baptize you with the Holy

Ghost, &c.—Mark i. 8. knowledge of the truth.—1 Tim. ii. 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. I, 2.

And they came every one,&c. whom 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

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. Rev. iii. 18. 20.

-Isa. xliv. 3, 4. . I will give unto him that is athirst I will put a new spirit within you,

If any



&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

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


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 naine, 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. 13. 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 ii. 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 ought: but water : but this spake he of the Spi- the Spirit himself maketh interces

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