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• Look anto me, and be ye saved, all nances, and do them. Ezek. xi. 19, ye ends of the earth: for I am God, 20. XX. 43. t o page &c. In the Lord have I righteous- Then will I sprinkle clean water ness and strength. Isa. xlv. 22. 24. upon you, and ye shall be clean, &c.
That thou mayest say to the pri- A new heart also will I give you, soners, Go forth : to them that are and a new spirit will I put within in darkness, Shew yourselves. They you : and I will take away the stony shall feed in the ways, &c, for he heart, &c, and I will put my spirit that hath mercy on them, shall lead within you, and cause you to walk in them; even by the springs of water my statutes : and ye shall keep my shall he guide them.-Isa. xlix. 9, 10. judgments, and do them, &c. I will • The Spirit of the Lord God is upon also save you from all your uncleanme, because the Lord hath anointed ness, &c. Then shall ye remember me to preach good tidings unto the your own evil ways, and your doings meek ; he hath sent me to bind up that were not good, and shall lothe the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty yourselves in your own sight for your to the captives, and the opening of iniquities.-Ezek. xxxvi. 25—29. 31. the prison to them that are bound. xvi. 61. 63. xxxvii. 14. 23—28. Isa. Ixi. 1, 2.
I taught Ephraim to go, &c. I • Return, &c. and I will heal your drew them with the cords of a man, backslidings. Behold, we come unto &c.-Hosea xi. 3, 4. thee.-Jer. iii. 22.
· I will strengthen them in the Lord, . I will be their God; for they shall and they shall walk up and down in return unto me with their whole his name.-Zech. x. 12. heart.–Jer. xxiv. 7. .
. I will pour upon the house of • With loving-kindness I have drawn David, &c. the spirit of grace, and of thee, &c. Turn thou me, and I shall supplication ; and they shall look be turned ; for thou art the Lord my upon me whom they have pierced, God. Surely, after that I was turned, and they shall mourn for him.I repented : after that I was in- Zech. xii. 10. structed, I smote upon my thigh, &c. · The Lord whom ye seek shall sudBehold, the days come saith the denly come, &c. and he shall sit as a Lord, that I will make a new cove- refiner and purifier of silver, and he nant, &c. I will put my law in their shall purify the sons of Levi, and inward parts, and write it in their purge them as gold and silver, that hearts, &c. and they shall teach no they may offer unto the Lord, &c. more every man his neighbour, &c. Mal. iii. 1-4. Jer. xxxi. 3. 18, 19. 31–34. Heb. Jesus did but bid the fishermen viii. ll. x. 15-17.
follow him, and straight way they left I will give them one heart, and one all, and followed himn. - Matt. iv. way, that they may fear me for ever, 18-22. &c. I will put my fear in their Blessed are they which do hunger hearts, that they shall not depart and thirst after righteousness : for from me.- Jer. xxxii. 39, 40. Ps. they shall be filled. - Matt. v. 6. Ixxxvi. 11.
Luke i. 53. Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord; They that be whole need not a and we shall be turned.-Lam. v, 21. physician, but they that are sick, &c. . I will give them one heart, and I For I am not come to call the righwill put a new spirit within you : teous, but sinners to repentance. and I will take away the stony heart Matt. ix. 12, 13. xi. 28. out of their flesh, and will give them The kingdom of God is come unto an heart of Aesh, that they may walk you. Or else how can one enter ? &c. in my statutes, and keep my ordi- except he first bind the strong man, and then he will spoil his house. spake unto the Grecians, &c. and the Matt. xii. 28, 29. Luke xvii. 20, 21. hand of the Lord was with them:
The Son of man is come to save and a great number believed, and that which was lost. How think ye? turned unto the Lord. Acts xi. if a man have an hundred sheep, 17-21. and one of them be gone astray; And now, brethren, I recommend doth he not leave, &c. and seeketh you to God, and to the word of his that which is gone astray? Even so, grace, which is able to build you up, it is not the will of your Father which and to give you an inheritance among is in heaven that one of these little all them which are sanctified.-Acts ones should perish.-Matt. xviii. 11 xx. 32. -14. Luke xix. 10.
Paul having made complaint of Which were born, not of blood, &c. himself, saith, O wretched man that but of God, &c. Of his fulness have I am! Who shall deliver me? &c. all we received, grace for grace.- I thank God, through Jesus Christ John i. 13. 16. 1 Pet. i. 23. Col. i. 19. our Lord. Rom. vii. 15. 18, 19. 21.
Except a man be born again (or 24, 25. from above), he cannot see the king- I was found of them that sought dom of God, &c. The wind bloweth me not: I was made manifest unto where it listeth, and thou hearest the them that asked not after me.sound thereof, but canst not tell Rom. x. 20. whence it cometh, and whither it Christ, &c. wrought by me, to goeth : so is every one that is born make the Gentiles obedient by word, of the Spirit.-John iii. 3. 5. 7,8. &c.-Rom. xv. 18.
For as the Father raiseth up the That no fesh should glory, &c. but dead, and quickeneth them, even so of him are ye in Christ Jesus.the Son quickeneth whom he will, I Cor. i. 29, 30. &c. The hour is coming, and now is, I have planted, and Apollos watered, when the dead shall hear the voice of but God gave the increase.-1 Cor. the Son of God; and they that hear iii. 6, 7. . shall live.--John v. 21. 25.
There are diversities of operations; All that the Father giveth me, shall but it is the same God which workcome to me: and him that cometh to eth all in all. Cor. xii. 6. me I will in no wise cast out, &c. But by the grace of God, I am what No man can come to me, except the I am, &c. I laboured, &c. yet not I, Father, which hath sent me, draw but the grace of God which was with him, &c. Every man therefore that me.-1 Cor. xv. 10. Gal. i. 15. bath heard and learned of the Father, If any man be in Christ, he is a cometh unto me, &c.' It is the Spirit new creature, &c. But all these that quickeneth : the flesh profiteth things are of God, &c.--2 Cor. v. nothing. John vi. 37. 44, 45. 63. 17, 18.
God sent Jesus to bless you, in . The weapons of our warfare are turning away every one of you from not carnal, but mighty through God, his iniquities.--Acts iii. 26.
to the pulling down of strong holds, Jesus, &c. him hath God exalted casting down imaginations, &c. with his right hand; to be a Prince, 2 Cor. x. 4, 5. and a Saviour ; for to give repent. I live : yet not I, but Christ liveth ance to Israel, &c.-Acts v. 30, 31. in me: and the life which I now live
God gave them the like gift as he in the flesh, I live by faith.-Gal. ii. 20. did unto us, &c. They glorified God, What is the exceeding greatness saying, Then hath God also to the of his power to us-ward, who believe, Gentiles granted repentance unto life. &C.-Eph. i. 19, 20. Col. i. 11-13. Now they which were scattered, &c. We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, in all things may be glorified, through which God hath before ordained, &c. Jesus Christ. 1 Pet. iv. 10, 11. * -Eph. ii. 10. Col. iii. 10, 11. 3.1
| 11. In particular": "God gives the But unto every one of us is given grace, according to the measure of Knowledge of himself, Jesus Christ, the gift of Christ. Eph. iv: 2. in and of the Mystery of Salvation
Be strong in the Lord, and in the Oy nun, in the Gospel; and of our power of his might. Put on the Duty. whole armour of God, &c. Eph. vi. Yet the Lord hath not given you. 10, 11, &c. .
: an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, Work out your own salvation, &c.' and ears to hear, unto this day For it is God who worketh in you Deut. xxix. 4. both to will and to do, of his good T here is a spirit in man; and the pleasure. Phil. ii. 12, 13. , inspiration of the Almighty giveth
I can do all things through Christ, him understanding. Great men are which strengtheneth me. -- Phil. not always wise : neither do the iv. 13.
aged understand judgment.-Job xxxii. The very God of peace sanctify 8, 9. Ps. xciv. 10. Job xxxviii. 36. you wholly, &c. and that your whole - Behold, God, &c. Who teacheth: spirit, and soul, and body, be pre- like him ?-Job xxxvi. 22. xxxviii. 36. served blameless unto the coming of Good and upright is the Lord, onr Lord, &c. faithful is he that therefore will he teach sinners in the calleth you, who also will do it. way: the meek will he guide in 1 Thess v. 23, 24.
judgment, and the meek will he teach Giving thanks unto the Father, his way, &c. What man is he that who hath made us meet to be par- feareth the Lord ? him shall he teach takers of the inheritance of the saints in the way that he shall choose, &c. in light; who hath delivered us from The secret of the Lord is with them the power of darkness, and hath that fear him; and he will shew them translated us into the kingdom of his his covenant.--Ps. xxv. 8, 9. 12. 14. ? dear Son.-Col. i. 12, 13. i I will instruct thee, and teach thee
In meekness instructing, &c. If in the way which thou shalt go : and God peradventure will give them I will guide thee with mine eye. repentance to the, &c.--2 Tim. ii. Ps. xxxii. 8. xxiii. 3. • in 25, 26.
O send out thy light, and thy The just shall live by faith, &c. truth : let them lead me, let them Heb. x. 38.
insbring me unto thy holy hill.-Ps. · Now the God of peace, &c. make xliii. 3, 4. . .. . . ...., you' perfect in every good work, to Open thou mine eyes, that I may do his will; working in you that behold wonderous things out of thy which is well pleasing in his sight, law, &c. Teach me, O Lord, the througli Jesus Christ. Heb. xiii. way of thy statutes, and I shall keep 20, 21. 2 Thess. v. 23, 24.
it unto the end : give me understandEvery good and perfect gift is from ing, and I shall keep thy law.-Ps. above, and cometh down from the cxix. 18. 33, 34. 125. lxxxvi. 11. Father of lights, with whom there is Cause me to know the way wherein no variableness, &c.-James i. 17. I should walk : for I lift up my soul
As every man hath received the unto thee. Ps. cxliii. 8. Con gift, so minister the same one to. He shewed his word unto Jacob; another, as good stewards of the his statutes and his judgments unto manifold grace of God. If any man Israel.-Ps. cxlvii. 19. minister, let him do it as of the. Wisdom crieth, &c. How long, ability which God giveth, that God .ye simpler ones, will ye love sim
plicity ? &c. and fools hate know! And they shall teach no more every ledge? Turn you at my reproof. man his neighbour, and every man Behold, I will pour out my Spirit his brother, saying, Know the Lord : upon you: I will make known my for they shall all know me, from the words unto you.—Prov. i. 20. 22, 23. least of them unto the greatest of
If thou criest after knowledge, &c. them.-Jer. xxxi. 34. Heb. viii. 11. then shalt thou understand the fear Isa. liv. 13. i . . of the Lord, and find the knowledge Jesus said, I thank thee, O Father, of God: for the Lord giveth wisdom; &c. because thou hast bid these out of his mouth cometh knowledge things from the wise and prudent, and understanding.–Prov. ii. 3-6. and hast revealed them unto babes.
In all thy ways acknowledge him ; Neither knoweth any man the Father, and he shall direct thy paths.-Proy. Save the Son, and he to whomsoever iii. 6.
- the Son will reveal him.-Matt. xi. I have taught thee in the way of 25. 27. wisdom : I have led thee in the right It is given unto you to know the paths.-Prov. iv. 11. .
... mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; *. The earth shall be full of the know- but to them it is not given.--Matt. ledge of the Lord, as the waters xiii. 11. 13. Mark iv. 11, 12 cover the sea._Isa, xi. 9. Hab. ii. 14. Peter said, Thou art Cbrist, &c.
And in that day shall the deaf hear And Jesus answered and said unto the words of the book ; and the eyes him, Blessed art thou,'Simon Bar-jona; of the blind shall see out of ob- for flesh and blood hath not revealed scurity, and out of darkness, &c. it unto thee, but my Father which is They also that erred in spirit, shall in heaven.-Matt. xvi. 16, 17. .! come to understand, &c. they shall The dayspring from on high hath learn doctrine.-Isa. xxix. 18. 24. i visited us; to give light to them that
And thine ears shall hear a word sit in darkness, and in the shadow of behind thee, saying, This is the way, death: to guide our feet into the walk ye in it, when ye turn to the way of peace.-Luke i. 78, 79. right hand, and when ye turn to the · I will give you a mouth and wisleft. -Isa. XXX. 21.
dom, which all your adversaries shall : And the eyes of them that see, not be able to gainsay, nor resist. shall not be dim, &c. The heart also Luke xxi. 15. . of the rash shall understand know- These are the words which I spake ledge; and the tongue of the stam- unto you, while I was yet with you, merers shall be ready to speak plainly &c. Then opened he their under (or elegantly). Isa. xxxii. 3, 4. standing, that they might understand
Your God will come, &c. Then the scriptures --Luke xxiv. 44, 45. the eyes of the blind shall be opened, That was the true light, which lightand the ears of the deaf unstopped. eth every man that cometh into the Isa. xxxv. 4, 5.
world, &c. No man hath seen God I the Lord have called thee, &c. at any time: the only begotten Son, for a light to the Gentiles ; to open &c. he hath declared him.-John i. the blind eyes, &c. And I will bring 9. 18. the blind by a way that they know 'As it is written in the prophets, not: I will lead them in paths they And they shall be all taught of God. have not known; and I will make Every man therefore that hath heard, darkness light before them, and and hath learned of the Father, crooked things straight. --Isa. xlii. cometh unto me.-John vi, 45. Isa. 6, 7. 16.
... . liv. 13. I will give them an heart to know If any man will do his will, he me, that I am the Lord.--Jer. xxiv. 7. shall know of the doctrine, whether
it be of God, or whether I speak of Christ, which passeth knowledge, &c. myself.-John vii. 17.
. -Eph. iii. 14. 19. Then spake Jesus again unto them, If in any thing ye, be otherwise saying, I am the light of the world : minded, God shall reveal even this he that followeth me, shall not walk unto you.-Phil. iii. 15. Det som in darkness, but shall have the light. The mystery which hath been hid of life, &c. If ye continue in my from ages, but now is made manifest word, then are ye my disciples in- to his saints; to whom God would deed, and ye shall know the truth. make known what is the riches of the John viii. 12. 31, 32.
glory of this mystery among the · Jesus said, For judgment I am Gentiles, which is Christ. Col.i. come into this world; that they 26, 27. Eph. iii. 4,5.. in which see not, might see ; and that · Consider what I say, and the Lord they which see, might be made blind, give thee understanding in all things. -John ix. 39.
-2 Tim. ii. 7. I am come a light into the world, If any of you lack wisdom, let him that whosoever believeth on me, ask it of God, that giveth to all men should not abide in darkness.-John liberally, and upbraideth not, and it xii. 46.
... shall be given him.-James i. 5. I have called you friends ; for all We know that the Son of God is, things that I have heard of my Father, come, and hath given us an underI have made known unto you.John standing, that we may know him that xv. 15.
is true.- 1 John v. 20. This is life eternal, That they might know thee the only true God,
Sect. II, To give Faith, or Ability and Jesus Christ whom thou hast
to believe. sent. I have manifested thy name BLESSED art thou, Simon Bar-jona, unto the men which thou gavest me for flesh and blood hath not revealed out of the world.-- John xvii. 3. 6. , it unto thee, but my Father, &c.
God, who commanded the light to Matt. xyi. 17. shine out of darkness, hath shined in Lord, I believe; help thou mine our hearts, to give the light of the unbelief.—Mark ix. 24. , . knowledge of the glory of God, in Them that believe on his name; the face of Jesus Christ. But we which were born, not of blood, nor of have this treasure in earthen vessels, the will of the flesh, &c. but of God. that the excellency of the power may John i. 12, 13. be of God, and not of us.--2 Cor. iv. All that the Father giveth me, shall 6, 7.
- come to me, &c. No man can come But when it pleased God, &c. to to me, except the Father which hath reveal his Son in me, &c.Gal. i. sent me, draw him, &c. John via 15, 16.
37. 44. 65. Having made known unto us the Other sheep I have, &c. them also mystery of his will, according unto I must bring, and they shall hear my his good pleasure, &c. Making men- voice.- John x. 16. tion of you in my prayers, That the Christ condescended, to help God of our Lord Jesus Christ, may Thomas's faith by shewing himself give unto you the spirit of wisdom to him. John xx. 25. 27. Tror and revelation in the knowledge of Then hath God also to the Genhim : the eyes of your understanding tiles granted repentance unto life. being enlightened, that ye may know Now they which were scattered what is the hope of his calling, &c.- abroad preached the gospel, and the Eph. i. 9. 16-19. iji. 18, 19. hand of the Lord was with them :
That ye may know the love of and a great number believed, and