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such shall be excluded out of the kingdom of heaven; which see in the various characters of sinners, and threats against them. Also see, Persons that cannot enter into the kingdom of God; and, Persons that shall be cast into the lake of fire.
I. THE Spirit's influences upon the material and animal creation. Gen. i. 2. The Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Job xxvi. 13. By his Spirit he hath garnished the heavens.
xxxii. 8. There is a spirit in man, and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth understanding.
xxxiii. 4. The Spirit of God hath made me.
xxxiv. 14. If he gather unto himself his Spirit and his breath, all flesh shall perish together.
Ps. civ. 30. Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created. Isa. xxxiv. 16. His Spirit hath gathered them, viz. the vultures to destroy.
II. The Spirit's influences upon the minds of mankind. Upon the prophets.
Numb. xi. 25. The Spirit rested upon the seventy elders, and they prophesied.
Ver. 26. The Spirit of the Lord rested upon Edad and Medad, and they prophesied.
Ver. 29. Moses said, would to God, that all the Lord's people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his Spirit upon them.
Numb. xxiv. 2. The Spirit of the Lord came upon Balaam, and he took up his parable and said, &c.
1 Sam. x. 10. The Spirit of the Lord came upon Saul, and he prophesied. Ch. xix. 23.
xix. 20. The Spirit of the Lord was upon the messengers of Saul, and they prophesied.
2 Sam. xxiii. 2. David said, the Spirit of the Lord spake by me, and his word was on my tongue.
2 Chron. xx. 14. Upon Jahaziel came the Spirit of the Lord, in the midst of the congregation.
Neh. ix. 30. Thou testifiedst against them by thy Spirit, in the prophets.
Isa. xlviii. 16. The Lord God and his Spirit, hath sent me.
1. 4. The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned. Ezek. ii. 2. The Spirit entered into me when he spake unto me. Ch. iii. 24.
iii. 12. The Spirit took me up, and I heard a voice saying, blessed be the glory of the Lord. Ch. xi: 24.
Ezek. iii. 14. The Spirit took me up, and the hand of the Lord was strong upon me. Ch. viii. 3.—xi. 1.
Ezek. xi. 5. The Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and said unto me, speak, &c.
Joel ii. 28. I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh. Acts ii. 17, 18. Mic. iii. 8. I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgressions, and to Israel his sins.
Zech. vii. 12. The words which the Lord of hosts hath sent in his Spirit, by the former prophets.
Matt. xxii. 43. How doth David in spirit call him Lord.
Ver. 76. Thou John shall be called the prophet of the Highest. vii. 28. There hath not arisen a greater prophet than John the Baptist. Ver. 41. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost, and she spake. Ver. 67. Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and he prophesied.
ii. 25. The Holy Ghost was upon Simeon.
26. It was revealed to him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord Christ. 2 Kings.ii. 9.
Luke ii. 27. He came by the Spirit into the temple. Ver. 28. He took up the child (Jesus) in his arms and blessed God, and said, Ver. 29. Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace according to thy word,
Ver. 30. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.
Acts. i. 16. This scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David, spake concerning Judas. xi. 28. Agabus signified by the Spirit, that there should be a great dearth, which came to pass in the days of Claudius Cæsar.
xxi. 11. Agabus said, thus saith the Spirit, so shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle,
xxviii. 25. Well spake the Holy Ghost Ess the prophet. 1 Tim. iv. 1. The Spirit speaketh expressly to 'n the latter days some shall depart from the faith.
Isa. ix. 3. The Holy Ghost thus signifying, that the way into the holiest, was not yet made manifest.
1 Pet. i. 10. Of which salvation the prophets enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you. Ver. 11. Searching diligently what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
1 Pet. i. 12. Who preached the gospel with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven.
2 Pet. i. 21. Prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God, spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. III. The Spirit's influences upon Jesus Christ; the formation of his body. Matt. i. 18. Mary was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Ver. 20. That which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. Luke i. 35. The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee, therefore also, that holy thing that shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
IV. Endowments of his mind. Isa. xi. 2. The Spirit of the Lord God shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the S, i
rit of knowledge, and of the fear of the Lord, and shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord. Ver. 3.
Isa. xlii. 1. Behold my servant whom I uphold, mine elect in whom my soul delighteth, I have put my Spirit upon him, he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. Matt. xii. 18.
Ixi. 1. The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach glad tidings to the meek. Luke iv. 18.
Matt. iii. 16. Jesus saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him. Mark i. 10. Luke iii. 22.
Luke iii. 4. Jesus waxed strong in spirit, and the grace of God was upon him.
John i. 32. John bare record saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
iii. 24. God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
Acts i. 2. Jesus through the Holy Ghost had given commandment unto the apostles.
Acts x. 38. God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and with power.
V. Actions of his life; his travels. Matt. iv. 1. Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness.
Luke iv. 15. Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit, into Galilee.
VI. His miracles. Matt xii. 28. Jesus said, if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. Luke
VII. Upon his oblation. Heb. ix. 14. Christ through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot unto God.
VIII. His resurrection. 1 Pet. iii. 18. Christ being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.
IX. The Spirit's influences upon the apostles, is a witness to Christ. John xv. 26. The Comforter, the Spirit of truth, he shall testify of me. Ver. 27.
Acts v. 32. We are his witnesses, so is also the Holy Ghost. Rom. i. 4. Jesus Christ declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness.
1 Tim. iii. 16. God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit.
Heb. x. 15. The Holy Ghost is a witness unto us.
1 John v. 6. It is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
Ver. 7. There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost.
Ver. 8. There are three that bear record on earth, the Spirit, the water, and the blood.
Rev. xix. 10. The testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy. X. The Spirit's influence upon the apostles of Christ, furnishing them with the knowledge of divine truths and utterance to express them. Luke xii. 12. The Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour, what ye ought to say. Mark. xiii. 11.
xxi. 15. I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. Matt. x. 19, 20.
xxiv. 49. Behold I send te promise of the Father unto you, but
tarry ye in Jerusalem till ye be endowed with power from on high. Acts i. 4, 5, 8.
John xiv. 16. I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Comforter, even the Spirit of truth, that he may abide with you. Ver. 17.
John xiv. 26. He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance whatsoever I have said unto you. Luke xxiv. 49. xvi. 7. I will send the Comforter unto you.
Ver. 13. The Spirit of truth he will guide you unto all truth, and will show you things to come. Ver. 14, 15.
Ver. 26. He shall testify of me, and ye shall also bear witness. Ver. 27.
Acts ii. 4. They were all filled with the Holy Ghost.
Ver. 14. Peter said, this is that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel. Joel ii. 28.
Ver. 33. Jesus being by the right hand of God exalted, hath shed forth this which ye now see and hear.
iv. 8. Peter filled with the Holy Ghost said, give ear.
Ver. 31. They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
vi. 10. They were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit, by which Stephen spake.
vii. 55. Stephen full of the Holy Ghost looked up unto heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God. viii. 29. The Spirit said to Philip, go near and join this chariot. x. 19. The Spirit said to Peter, behold three men seek thee. Ver. 20. Go with them, for I have sent them. Ch. xi. 12. xiii. 2. As they ministered unto the Lord and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the work of the ministry whereunto I have appointed them.
Ver. 4. They being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed into Seleucia.
Acts xiii. 9. Saul filled with the Holy Ghost said, O full of all subtilty, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind. Ver. 52. The apostles were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.
xv. 28. It seemed good to the Holy Ghost and to us, to lay upon you no greater burthen than these necessary things.
xvi. 6. They were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia.
Ver. 7. They assayed to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit suffered
xix. 6. The Holy Ghost fell on them, and they spake with tongues and prophesied.
xx. 22. Paul said, I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem.
Ver. 23. The Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying, that - bonds and afflictions abide me.
Ver. 28. Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock over which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers.
xxi. 4. Certain disciples said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.
1 Cor. ii. 4. Paul said, my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,
Ver. 5. That your faith might not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Ver. 9. Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things that God hath prepared for them that love him. Isa. lxiv. 8.
Ver. 10. But God hath revealed them to us by his Spirit.
Ver. 12. We have received the Spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
Ver. 13. Which things we speak, not in words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth.
vii. 40. I think also that I have the Spirit of God.
2 Cor, iii. 6. God hath made us able ministers of the New Testament, not of the letter, but of the spirit, for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.
Ver. 8. Ministration of the Spirit is glorious.
vi. 4. Approving ourselves as the ministers of God by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned. Ver. 6.
Gal. i. 11. The gospel which was preached of me, is not after man. Ver. 12. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Ver. 16. It pleased God to reveal his Son in me, that I should preach him among the heathen.
Eph. ii. 20. Ye are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, an habitation of God through the Spirit. Ver. 22.
iii 4. The mystery of the knowledge of Christ, is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit.
Ver. 8. Unto me is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. Ver. 7.
1 Thess. i. 5. Our word came in power, and in the Holy Ghost. 1 Pet. i. 12. Those who have preached the gospel unto you, with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven. Ch. iv. 11.
Rev. i. 10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day.
ii. 7. Hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches, viz. Ver. 11, 17, 29. Ch. iii. 6.-xiii. 22.
xiv. 13. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, yea, saith the Spirit.
xvii. 5. He carried me away in the Spirit,
xxii. 17. The Spirit and the bride say come.
XI. Hence the following character is given of the Holy Scriptures, written by the prophets and apostles. 2 Tim. iii. 15. The holy scriptures are able to make wise unto salvation, through faith in Christ Jesus.
Ver. 16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and instruction in righ
Ver. 17. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. Rom. xv. 4. The scriptures were written for our learning.
2 Pet.i. 21. Holy men spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.