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thirst. 37. All that the Father giveth me, shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

1 Pet. ii. 4. To whom coming as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious; 5. Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.*

Confessing Christ.-Matt. x. 32. Whosoever shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

Rom. x. 9. If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart, that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

1 John iv. 15. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God. God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

II. TO REPENTANCE.

2 Chron. vii. 14. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin.

2 Chron. xxx. 9. The Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.

Ps. xxxvii. 27. Depart from evil, and do good, and dwell for evermore.

Prov. i. 23. Turn ye at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my Spirit upon you, I will make known my words unto you.

* See Justification, Part I. Chap. III. Sec. II.

Jer. iv. 14. O Jerusalem wash thine heart from wickedness that thou mayest be saved. How long shall vain thoughts lodge within thee?

Is. Iv. 7. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Jer. xviii. 8. If that nation against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.

Jer. xxvi. 3. If so be they will hearken and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings. 13. Amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the Lord your God, and the Lord will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you.

Jer. xxxvi. 3. That they may return every man from his evil way, that I may forgive their iniquity, and their sin.

Ezek. xviii. 21. If the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, be shall surely live, he shall not die. 22. All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live. 23. Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die, saith the Lord God, and not that he should return from his ways and live? 30. Repent and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not prove your ruin. 31. Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed, and make you a new heart, and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? 32. For I have no pleasure in

the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God: wherefore turn yourselves and live ye.

Ezek. xxxiii. 14. When I say unto the wicked thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right; 15. If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life without committing iniquity, he shall surely live, he shall not die. 16. None of his sins that he hath committed, shall be mentioned unto him; he hath done that which is lawful and right. 19. If the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.

Joel ii. 12. Turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning. 13 And rend your heart and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. 14. Who knoweth, if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him, even a meat-offering and a drink-offering, unto the Lord your God.

Zech. i. 3. Turn ye unto me, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. Mal. iii. 7.

Job xxii. 23. If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up: thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.

Eph. v. 14. Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead and Christ shall give thee light.

Acts ii. 38. Repent and be baptized every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Acts. iii. 19. Repent ye therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out, when the

times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

To them that mourn for the Wickedness of the Land.-Ezek. ix. 4. Go through the inidst of the city, and set a mark upon the foreheads of them that sigh, and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst of it. 6. Slay utterly old and young-but come not near any man upon whom is the mark.

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Repenting in Affliction.-Deut. iv. 30. thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient to his voice; 31. (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers, which he sware unto them.

Deut. xxx. 2. If thou shalt return unto the Lord thy God; and shalt obey his voice, according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; 3. Then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee, from all the nations whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee. 8. And thou shalt return, and obey the voice of the Lord, and do all his commandments, which I command thee this day.

Job xxxiii. 27. He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not; 28. He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.

Hos. vi. 1. Come, and let us return unto the Lord; for he hath torn, and he will heal us: He hath smitten and he will bind us up.

Confession of Sin.-Ps. xxxii. 5. I said, I will

confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.

Prov. xxviii. 13. Whoso confesseth and forsaketh his sins, shall have mercy.

1 John i. 9. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Lev. xxvi. 40. If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass, which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me; 41. And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies: if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity; 42. Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.

Jer. iii. 12. Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord, and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you; for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger forever. 13. Only acknowledge thine iniquity that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the Lord.

Luke xvi. 21. The son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. 22. But the Father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.

III. OBEDIENCE.

Exod. xix. 5. If ye will obey my voice indeed,

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