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The Son's wisdom. Col. ii. 3. In him are hid all the treasures of visdom and knowledge.
Rev. v. 12. Worthy is the Lamb to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, &c.
The Spirit's wisdom. Isa. xi. 2. He is the Spirit of wisdom.
The Spirit's power. Rom. xv. 13. Abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Ver. 19. Through mighty signs and wonders by the power of the Spirit of God.
VI. Goodness of God. i Chron. xvi. 34. The Lord is good.
VII, Works of God.-Creation. Isa. xl. 28. The Creator of the ends of the earth.
Gen. i. 27. God created man.
Col. i. 16. By him were all things created that are in heaven and that are in earth.
Works of the Spirit. Job xxxiii. 4. The Spirit of God hath made
Ps. civ. 30. Thou sendest forth thy Spirit, they are created.
VIII. God sendeth teachers to his church. Jer. vii. 25. I have sent unto you my servants the prophets. Ch. xxv. 3, 4.-xxvi, 5.-xxix. 19. XXXV. 14, 15.-xliv. 4.
Matt. ix. 38. Pray ye the Lord of the harvest, that he will send fortḥ labourers into his harvest. See Acts ix. 15, 17. Gal. i. 15. Eph. iv, 11, 12. Acts xxii. 14.
Christ sendeth them. Matt. x. 5. These twelve Jesus sent forth, saying, Go, preach, heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils, &c.
Acts xxvi. 16, 17, 18. He said, I have appeared unto thee, to make thee a minister. I send thee to open their eyes, to turn them from çlarkness to light, &c. See Ch. xxii. 14, 21.
1 Cor, i. 17. Paul said, Christ sent me to preach the gospel, 9 Cor. v. 20. We are ambassadors for Christ.
The Holy Ghost sendeth them. įsa. xlviii. 16, The Lord God and his Spirit hath sent me.
icts xiii. 2. The Holy Ghost said, separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
Ver. 4. They being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed into Selucia.
XX. 28. Paul sai take heed unto yourselves, and to all the fiock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you orerseers-Orbihan, as in the original.
IX. Teachers receive their knowledge from God. John vi. 45. They shall be all taught of God. Isa. liv. 13. Jer. xxxi. 34. · Phil. iii. 15. God shall reveal this unto you.
From Christ. Gal. i. 12. Neither was I taught it but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
From the Spirit. Luke ii. 26. It was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost.
John xiv. 26. The Holy Spirit shall teach you all things.
X. God spake by those who were sent. Heb. i. 1. God spake unto the Fathers by the prophets.
Christ spake by them. 2 Cor. xiii. 3. Ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me.
Holy Ghost spake by them. Mark xiii. 11. It is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. • XI. God is in his people, as his temple. Acts vii. 48. The most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands. Ch. xvii. 24.
i Cor. üi. 16. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God? Ver.17.
2 Cor. vi. 16. Ye are the temple of the living God : God hath said, I will dwell in them and live in them.
Christ is in them. 2 Cor. xiii. 5. Christ is in you of a truth.
The Holy Ghost is in them. John xiv. 17. The Spirit of truth dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
Rom. viii. xi. His Spirit that dwelleth in you.
iii. 13. Know ye not that ye are the temple of the Holy Ghost, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you.
XII. God sanctifieth his people. Jude 1. To them that are sanctified of God the Father.
Christ sanctifieth. Heb. ii. 11. He that sanctifieth and they that are sanctified are all of one, wherefore he is not ashamed to call them brethren.
The Spirit sanctifieth. Rom. xv. 16. Being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
XIII. God leadeth his people. Isa. xlviii. 17. I am the Lord thy God which leadeth thee by the way thou shouldest go.
Christ leadeth. John X. iii. He calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them.
The Spirit leadeth. Rom. viii. 14. As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
XIV, God is and giveth life. Deut. xxx. 20. The Lord thy God he is thy life.
Christ is life. Col. iii. 4. When Christ who is our life shall appear.
XV. God raiseth the dead. John v. 21. The Father raiseth up the dead and quickeneth them.
Rom. iv. 17. God quickeneth the dead. 2 Cor. i. 9.
John x. 18. I have power to lay down my life, and power to take it again.
ii. 19. Destroy this temple, (viz. his body. Ver. 21.) and in three days I will raise it up.
Viatt. xi. 5. The dead are raised up. Persons raised by Christ, Were Lazarus. John xi. 32.-xii. 1.
1 claughter. Matt. ix. 25. A widow's son. Luke vii. 11.
The Spirit raiseth the dead. 1. Pet. iii. 18. Jesus Christ quickened by the Spirit.
John vi. 63. It is the Spirit that quickeneth.
XVI. The Son and Spirit joined with the Father in worship. Matt. xxviii. 19. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
2 Cor. xiii. 14. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love ei God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost be with you all. Amen.
CH A P. XIV.
DUTIES TOWARD GOD ENFORCED BY THREATS
KNOWLEDGE. 1. To know God and Christ commanded, with its fruits. Deut. iv. 39. Know and consider in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath, there is none else.
1 Chron. xxviii. 9. Know thou the God of thy father, and serve biin with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind.
Ps. xlvi. 10. Be still and know that I am God. Ps. C. 3.
Jer. ix. 24. Let him that glorieth, glory in this, that he understandeth, and kncreth me, that I am the Lord, which exercise love ing kindness and judgment, and righteousness in the earth.
Hos. vi. 6. I desired the knowledge of God, more than burnt offerings.
2 Pet. i. 8. Neither be ye barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
II. Denying God. Tit. i. 16. Some profess to know God, but in works deny him. See 2 Pet. ii. 1.
III. Prayers for them that know God, and firomises to them. Ps. x*xvi. 10. Continue thy loving kindness to them that know thee.
xci. 14. I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
Dan. xi. 32. The people that know God, shall be strong and do exploits.
John xvii. 3. This is life eternal to know thee, the only living and true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. I John ii. 13.
IV. God will be known by his people. Ps. xlviii. 3. God is known in the palaces of Zion for a refuge.
Ixxvi. 1. In Judah God is known, his name is great in Israel.
Isa. xix. 21. The Lord shall be known to Egypt, the Egyptiano shall know the Lord, and do sacrifice to him.
liv. 13. Ali thy children shall be taught of the Lord.
Is. Ix. 2. Darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people, but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his giory shall be seen
Ver. 3. I he Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising. Isa. xlii. 7, 16.
Jer. xxiv. 7. I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
xxxi. 33. I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts,
Ver. 34. And they shall all know me from the least even to the greatest.
Hos. ii. 19. I will betroth thee to me, in righteousness and in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies, and in faithfulness, and thou shalt know the Lord.
vi. 2. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord.
Hab. ii. 14. The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. Isa. xi. 9.
Mal. i. 11. From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles, and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering.
God is made known by his works. Ps. ix. 16. The Lord is known by the judgments he executeth.
xix. 1. The heavens declare the glory of God, the firmament sheweth his handy work.
Ver. 2. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night shewa eth knowledge. Rom. i. 20. The invisible things of God, from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that he hath made, even his eternal power and Gocl-head
Ps. lviii. 11. Verily he is a God that judgeth in the carth. c. 3. The Lord he is God, he made us.
2 Cor. i. 21. He which stablisheth us with you in Chuist, and hath anointed us is God.
Heb. ii. 4. He that built all things is God.
V. Christ called light, as a teacher sent to give the truc knowledge of God.
Luke ii. 32. A light to lighten the Gentiles.
John i. 4. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. Ver. 7, 8. Matt. iv. 16.
Ver. 9. The true light that lighteth every man, that cometh into the world.
viji. 12. Jesus said, I am the light of the world, he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
ix. 5. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. x. 14. I know my sheep, and am known of mine. xii. 46. I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. Ver. 35, 36.
Acts xiii. 47. I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldst be for salvation to the ends of the earth.
VI. Duties of the enlightened, who know God. Acts xvi. 30. The Įimes of ignorance God winked at, but now commandieth ali men every where to repent.
Rom. xiii. 12. Let us put on the armour of light.
Ver. 13. Let us walk honestly as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness.
1 Thess. v. 5. Ye are all the children of the light and of the day, we are not of the night nor of darkness.
Ver. 6. Therefore let us not sleep as do others, but let us watch and be sober.
Ver. 8. Let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breast. plate of faith and love, and for an helmet the hope of salvation.
1 Pet. ü. 9. Ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness, to his marvellous light.
VII. Wicked know not God. Exod. v. 2. Pharaoh said, who is the Lord ? that I should obey his voice. I know not the Lord, ncither will I let Israel go. Job xxi. 15.
Ps. xiv. 4. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge.
Ixxix. 6. Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee.
lxxxii. 5. They know not, neither will they understand, they walkon in darkness.
Isa. i. 3. Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
Jer. iv. 22. My people is foolish, they have not known me; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
Ver. 27. The whole land shall be desolate.
v. 4. They are foolish, they know not the way of the Lord, nor the judgments of their God. Ver. 5.
ix. 3. They proceed from evil to evil and know not me, saith the Lord.
Ver. 11. I will make Jerusalem heaps.
Hos. iv. 1. The Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
V. 4. The spirit of whoredoms is in them, they have not known the Lord.
John viii. 19. Jesus said to the Pharisees, ye neither know me nor my Father. Ver. 55.
xvi. 3. Jesus said unto his disciples, these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father nor me.
xvii. 25. O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee.
Rom. i. 27. They did not like to retain God in their knowledge, wherefore God gave them up to a reprobate mind. Ps. x. 4.
1 Cor. xv. 34. Some (professed Christians) have not the knowledge of God.
1 John iv. 8. He that loveth not, knoweth not God.
VIII. Faith in God. 2 Chron. xx. 20. Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established.
Isa. xliii. 10. Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen, that ye may know and believe me, that I am the Lord.