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turned into the Lord. ---Acts xi. -Through the faith of the operation 18–21.
i of God, &c.-Col. ii. 12. When Panl preached, c, à certain We pray, &c. that our God would, woman named Lydia, heard : whose &c. fulfil the work of faith with heart the Lord opened, that she at- power.—2 Thess. i. 1]. tended unto the things which were . Looking unto Jesus the author (or spoken of Paul : and when she was beginner), and finisher of our faith. baptized, &c. --Acts xvi. 13–15. Heb. xii. 2.
I say to every man, &c. not to Every good gift, &c. cometh down think of himself more highly than he from the Father of lights, &c. of his ought to think; but to think soberly, own will begat he us, with the word according as God hath dealt to every of truth.-James i. 17, 18. man the measure of faith, &c. Let To them that have obtained like us prophesy according to the pro- precious faith with us.—2 Pet. i. 1. portion of faith.-Rom. xii. 3. 6. Whosoever believeth that Jesus is
Now the God of hope fill you with the Christ, is born of God, &c. Whoall joy and peace in believing, that soever is born of God, overcometh ye may abound in hope through the the world : and this is the victory power of the Holy Ghost, &c. I which overcometh the world, even will not dare to speak of any of those our faith.- 1 John v. 1. 4. things which Christ hath not wrought a by me, to make the Gentiles obe- SECT. I
. Sect. iv. To make us fruitful, enable dient by word and deed. Rom. xv.
us to subdue Sin, and profit in 13. 18.
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus. Then rose up the chief of the fathers, - Cor. i. 30.
&c. whose spirit God hath raised, to My preaching was not with enticing go up to build the house of the words of man's wisdom, &c. that Lord, which is in Jerusalein.-Ezra your faith should not stand in the i. 5. wisdom of men, but in the power of Blessed is the man that walketh God. I Cor. ii. 4, 5.
not in the counsel of the ungodly, &c. I have planted, &c. but God gave he shall be like a tree planted by the the increase, &c. God that giveth rivers of water, that bringeth forth the increase.—1 Cor. iii. 6, 7. his fruit in his season : his leaf also
We, having the same spirit of faith, shall not wither, &c.-Ps. i. 1-3. &c. we also believe, and therefore Thou wilt prepare their heart, and speak.-2 Cor. iv, 13.
thou wilt cause thine ear to hear.That ye may know, &c. what is Ps. x. 17. the exceeding greatness of his power Wait on the Lord, &c. and he shall to us-ward who believe, according strengthen thine heart.-Ps. xxvii, 14. to the working of his mighty power, I will go in the strength of the which he wrought in Christ, when Lord God.-Ps. lxxi. 16. he raised him from the dead.--Eph. i. Quicken us, and we will call upon 18–20.
thy name.-Ps. lxxx. 18. Ye are saved through faith : and Blessed is the man whose strength that not of yourselves, it is the gift is in thee, &c. The Lord will give of God. Eph. ii. 8.
grace. ---Ps. Ixxxiv. 5. 11. That he would grant, &c. that The righteous shall Aourish like the Christ may dwell in your hearts by palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar faith.--Eph. iii. 16, 17.
in Lebanon. Those that be planted Unto you it is given in the behalf in the house of the Lord, shall fourish of Christ, not only to believe on him, in the courts of our God. They shall &c. Phil. i. 29. . .. still bring forth fruit in old age : they shall be fat (or green), and the Lord, and whose hope the Lord flourishing.-Ps. xcii. 12–14. is : for he shall be as a tree planted • Thy people shall be willing in the by the waters, and which spreadeth day of thy power.-Ps. cx. 3. . out her roots by the river, and shall
I will run the way of thy com- not, see when heat cometh : but her mandments, when thou shalt enlarge leaf shall be green, and shall not be my heart, &c. Make me to go in careful in the year of drought (or rethe path of thy commandments, &c. straint), neither shall cease from Iucline my heart unto thy testimonies. yielding fruit.-Jer. xvii. 7, 8. -Ps. cxix. 32. 35, 36.
I will be as the dew to Israel; he The preparations of the heart, and shall grow (or blossom) as a lily, and answer of the tongue, is from the cast forth his roots as Lebanon, &c. Lord.-Prov. xvi. 1.
I am like a green fir-tree, and from Man's goings are of the Lord. me is thy fruit found.-Hosea xiv. Prov. xx. 24.
5, 6. 8. Draw me, we will run after thee. Who is a God like unto thee? &c. Cant. i. 4.
· He will subdue your iniquities. Awake, O north wind, and come Micah vii. 18, 19. thou south blow upon my garden, The Lord stirred up the spirit of that the spices thereof may flow out, Zerubbabel, &c. and the spirit of all &c.-Cant. iv. 16.
the remnant of the people and they See the effect of Christ's voice and came and did work in the house of importunity with his spouse.-Cant. V. the Lord.—Hag. i. 14.
Lord, &c. thou also hast wrought I will pour out upon the house of all our works in us (or for us), &c. by David, &c. the spirit of supplications. thee only will we make mention of Zech. xii. 10. thy name.- Isa. xxvi. 12, 13.
But unto you that fear my name, A vineyard of red wine: I the shall the Sun of righteousness arise Lord will water it every moment.-- with healing in his wings : and ye Isa. xxvii. 2, 3.
shall go forth, and grow up as calves Your God will come, &c. and save of the stall.—Mal. iv. 2. you. Then shall the lame man leap. Jesus said unto her, If thou knewas an hart, and the tongue of the est, &c. who it is that said unto thee, dumb sing.- Isa. xxxv. 4. 6.
Give me to drink, thou wouldest have The everlasting God, the Lord, &c. asked of him, and he would have He giveth power to the faint, and to given thee living water, &c. The them that have no might he increaseth water that I shall give him shall be strength, &c. but they that wait upon in him a well of water, springing up the Lord shall renew their strength: into everlasting life.-John iv. 10. 14. they shall mount up with wings as He that believeth on 'me (as the eagles : they shall run, and not be scripture hath said), out of his belly weary: and they shall walk, and not shall flow rivers of living water. be faint.—Isa, xl. 28–31.
John vii. 38. . . I will pour water upon him that is I am come that they might have thirsty, &c. I will pour out my life, and that they might have it more Spirit, &c. and they shall spring up abundantly.--John X. 10. among the grass, as willows by the I am the true vine, and my Father water courses.- Isa. xliv. 3, 4. is the husbandman. Abide in me,
I am the Lord thy Redeemer, which and 'I in you : as the branch cannot teacheth thee to profit: which leadeth "bear fruit of itself, except it abide in thee by the way that thou shouldest the vine : no more can ye, except ye go.--Isa. xlviii. 17.
abide in me. I am the vine, ye are Blessed is the man that trusteth in the branches : he that abideth in me,
and I in him, the same bringeth forth and in the power of his might, &c. much fruit: for without (or severed Put on the whole armour of God, from) me, ye can do nothing.John that. &c.-Eph. vi. 10, &c. xy. I. 4,5.
I know how to be abased, &c. I Sin shall not have dominion over can do all things through Christ, you: for ye are not under the law, which strengtheneth me.-Phil. iv. but under grace.--Rom, vi. 14. 12, 13. : Having then gifts differing accord- We, &c. do not cease to pray for ing to the grace that is given to us. you, &c. that ye might walk worthy Rom. xii, 6.
of the Lord unto all pleasing, being I have planted, Apollos watered, fruitful in every good work, &c. but God gave the increase : so then, strengthened with all might, accordneither is be that planteth any thing, ing to his glorious power, &c. And neither he that watereth, but God he is the head of the body, the that giveth the increase, &c. we are church, &c. for it pleased the Father labourers together with God : ye are that in him should all fulness dwell. God's husbandry, ye are God's build- Col. i. 9-11. 18, 19. ing.-1 Cor. ij. 5—7. 9.
The head from which all the body, * Not that we are sufficient of our. &c. having nourishment, &c. increasselves, &c. but our sufficiency is of eth with the increase of God.-Col. God.—2 Cor. iii. 5..
ii. 19. · The weapons of our warfare are Ye received it as the word of God, not carnal, but mighty through God, which effectually worketh also in you to the pulling down of strong holds : that believe : for ye, brethren, becasting down imaginations, and every came followers of the churches, &c.high thing that exalteth itself against i Thess. ii. 13, 14.
. the knowledge of God; and bringing Now our Lord Jesus Christ, &c, into captivity every thought to the establish you in every good word and obedience of Christ.--2 Cor. x. 4, 5. work.—2 Thess. ii. 16, 17. xii. 9, 10.
Now the God of peace, &c. makes I live ; yet not I, but Christ liyeth you perfect in every good work to do in me; and the life which I now his will, working (or doing) in you live in the flesh, I live by the faith of that which is well pleasing in his the Son of God. --Gal. ij. 20.
sight.--Heb. xiii, 20, 21. For this cause I bow my knees to God giveth more grace to the the Father, &c. that he would grant humble.-James iy. 6. you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might SECT...To give power to persevere by his Spirit in the inner man, that
hat..in Faith and Obedience, through Christ may dwell in your hearts by Straits and Temptations, to eternal faith, &c. Now unto him that is Life. able to do exceeding abundantly above The Lord thy God, he will go over all that we ask or think, according to before thee, &c. Be strong, and of the power that worketh in us. - a good courage : fear not, nor be Eph. ii. 14. 16, 17. 20.
afraid of them for the Lord thy God, But, &c. may grow up into Him he it is that doth go with thee: he in all things who is the head, even will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Christ: from whom the whole body, Deut. xxxi. 3. 6. 8. Heb. xii. 5, 6. fitly joined together, &c. according - Wait on the Lord: be of good to the effectual working in the mea- courage, and he shall strengthen thy sure of every part, maketh increase heart.-Ps. xxvii. 14. of the body, &c.-Eph. iv. 15, 16. The steps of a good man are Brethren, be strong in the Lord, ordered (or established) by the Lord,
&c. Though he fall, he shall not be power to the faint, and to them that utterly cast down, for the Lord up- have no might he increaseth strength: holdeth him with his hand.-Ps. even the youths shall faint, &c. but xxxvii. 23, 24. 1 Sam. ii. 9. Ps. they that wait upon the Lord shall xvii. 5.
renew (or change) their strength; Renew a right (or constant) spirit they shall mount up with wings, as within me, &c. uphold me with thy eagles; they shall run, and not be free spirit.-Ps. li. 10. 12. í weary; and they shall walk, and not
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, faint-Isa, xl. 28–31. and he shall sustain thee: he shall I will bring the blind by a way never suffer the righteous to be that they knew not, &c. These moved.-Ps. ly. 22.
things will I do unto them, and not Thou shalt guide me with thy forsake them.-Isa. xlii. 16. counsel, and afterward receive me to Fear not, for I have redeemed thee, glory.-Ps. Ixxiii. 24.
&c. When thou passest through the Those that be planted in the house waters, I will be with thee, and of the Lord, shall flourish in the through the rivers, they shall not courts of our God: they shall still overflow thee: when thou walkest bring forth fruit in old age; they through the fire, thou shalt not be shall be fat, &c.—Ps. xcii. 13, 14. burned; for I am the Lord thy God.
Hold thou me up, and I shall be - Isa. xliii. 1-3. safe ; and I will, &c.-Ps, cxix. 117. The Lord God hath given me the
The Lord upholdeth all that fall, tongue of the learned, that I should and raiseth up all that be bowed know how to speak a word in season, down.-Ps. cxlv. 14.
to him that is weary.- Isa. I. 4. Be not afraid, &c. for the Lord. Thus saith the high and lofty One, shall be thy confidence, and shall &c. I dwell in the high and holy keep thy foot from being taken.-- place: with him also that is of a Proy. ii. 25, 26.
contrite and humble spirit, to revive When thou goest, thy steps shall the heart of the humble, and to renot be straitened, and when thou vive the heart of the contrite ones : runnest, thou shalt not stumble.- for I will not contend for ever, neiProv. iv. 12.
ther will I be always wrath ; for the Who is this that cometh up from spirit should fail before me, and the the wilderness, leaning upon her be- souls which I have made.--Isa. lvii. loved ? &c.-Cant. viii. 5.
15, 16. Thou wilt keep him in perfect I will make an everlasting covepeace, whose mind is stayed on thee. nant with them, that I will not turn -Isa. xxvi. 3.
away from them to do them good : A vineyard of red wine ; I the but I will put my fear in their hearts, Lord do keep it; I will water it that they shall not depart from me. every moment, I will keep it night Jer. xxxii. 40. and day.- Isa. xxvii. 2, 3.
Rejoice not against me, o mine And thine ears shall hear a word enemy : when I fall, I shall rise : behind thee, saying, This is the way, when I sit in darkness, the Lord walk ye in it: when ye turn to the shall be a light unto me.-Micah vii, 8. right hand, and when ye turn to the Ye shall be brought before goverleft.-Isa, XXX. 21.
nors, and before kings, for my sake, And a man shall be as an hiding- &c. take no thought how, or what place from the wind, and a covert you shall speak : for it shall be given from the tempest, &c.—Isa. xxxii. 2. you in that same hour what ye shall
The everlasting God, &c. fainteth speak.- Matt. . 18-20. Luke xxi. 15. not, neither is weary, &c. He giveth Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath
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 own 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. vii. 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 up; 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. i Cor, i. 7-9.
No man stood with me, &c. notThere hath no temptation taken withstanding the Lord stood with me,