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on the goodnesle of God, and his gracious promises, for a supply of all such blessings boch spiritual and temporal as thou standest in need of.

I shall shew thee what it is to live the life of Faith in these ren particulars,

1. Seek unto the Lord, and daily trust and depend on him for the assistance of his holy Spirit, for Grace and strength effe&tually to enable chee, co fubdue thy corrupcions, and co morrifie all sinful vile affect.ons in chee.


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Luke 11.9. And 1 fay unto you, ask, and it shall be i given you : seek, and ye shall find: knock, and it shall be opened unto

you. For every one that asketh receiveth, and be that seeketh findeth, and to bim that knock. eth it shall be opened. Vur. If a Son Mall ask bread of any of you that is a Father, will be give him a stope or if he

ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a Sero
V.12. Or if he ask an egge, will be offer him a
Scorpion ??
V.13. If ye then being evil, know how to give

good gifts unto your children: how much more
fhall your Heavenly Father give the holy Spirit

to them that ask him? Jam.4.5, Deye think the Scripture faith in vain, the Spirit that dwebetb in us luftetb to cavy,


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V.6. But be giveth more Grace: wherefore he faith, God refifteth the proud, but giveth Grace

to the humble. 2 Cor. 12.9. And he said unto me, my Grace is Sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weaknes, most gladly therefore will i rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of

Christ may rest upon me. Rom.6.14. For fin shall not have dominion over

you, forge are not under the Law, but ander Grace.

2. Trust in him to enable chce to reGift and overcome the temptations wherewith thou shalt be assaulted from the Devil or the world.


Mac.6.13. Lead us not into ténoptation. 2 Chron.32.31. Hombeit in the businesse of the Am.

basadours of the Princes of Babylon, who fent

unto bim to enquire of the wonder that was done - in the Land, God left him, to try him, obat he

might know all that was in his beart. I Pec.5.8. Be fober, be vigilant, because your ad

versary the Devil as a roaring lion walkaho

bout seeking whom he may devour. V.9. whom refift, stedfast in the Faith. Jam.4.3.-—--Refif the Devil, and he will flee

John 2.15. Love not the world, nor the things that are in the world; if any man love she


from you.

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7 world, the love of the Father is not in him.

V.16. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the last of the eies; and the pride of life, is

not of the Father. '* I John 5:4. Whatsoever is born of God overcomerb

ihe world, and this is the victory that over

cometh the world, even our Faith. John 17.15. I pray not that thon shouldft take them

Oist of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them s from the evil. V.20 Neither pray 1 for these alone, but for themi also which Mall believe on me through the it word.

3. Humbly depend on him to allilt andenaBlechree to perform all che duties both of thy general and particular calling, with fincerity, ale - ligence, and delight. - 2 Cor.3.5. Not that we are sufficient of our felves

to think any thing as of our selves, but eur fuif

ficiency is of God. - Phil.4 13. I can do all things through Christ that

ftrengthenis me. Pfal.87.7: All my spřings are in thee.

4. Trust in him to enable chee' to bear all th: affliction; he shall please co'lay upon thee, with patience, affiance in his mercy, and fubiniffioa so his will.



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Prov.3.5i Trast in the Lord i

V.6, in all thy waies ackwot

thall direch thing paths.

Labour daily to live by Fail, C. Chap.s. Labour daily to live Col.I.II. Strengthened with all migkan a Pet.l.3. According as his de to his glorious power, unto al patience a

ven us all things that pertair Jaffering, with joyfulnesse



, through the knowled 1 Cor.10.13. There hath no temptation called us to knowledge and ai i .

but such as is common to man; bet GWA
ful, who will not suffer you to be temps. 6. Humbly depend on
that you are able; but with the tempter and guidance in all thy lawfu
also make a way to escape, shat ye ma to countel'd in difficule cases, an

concernment to chce.
bear is.
Rom.5.3. But we glory in tribulations al,
ing that tribalation worketh patience

Rev.13 10. Here is the patience andering and lean pot unto thise own

the Saints.

5. As thou mult continually depends Pla, 55.22. Cafthyburder #_ thy foul stands, in need of; so likerit, fces to be moved: must depend daily on his Fatherly cr34.10.:3. O Lord I know to furnished and supplied with all such as mercies as thou ftandeftin need of for that Mat.6 11. Give us this day our daily in Plan 3.8. I will improve the

Pfal. 84.11. For the Lord is a Sunandi

ihe Lord will give Grace and Gloni wib mine eie.
thing will be withhold from them shása

ilim.4. R. For bodily exercise profiel my forteps flip nat.
bir Godlineß is profitable to all'things

the promise of the life that now is, and

not in himself, it is not in a

direct his fteps.

Prov. 16.9. A mans beart der the Lord his steps.

instruct the


which thou shalt go

Pfal.17.5. Hold up my going

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Pfal 73.24. Thosphalt guide

. and afterwards receive me t Jam.1.5. If any of you lack

which is to come.

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2 Pep.1.3. According as his divise power hathgia ven us all things that pertain unto

Life and God linefse, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to knowledge and vertue.

6. Humbly depend on him for direction and guidance in all thy lawful waies, and to be counsellid in difficulc cases, and matters of great concernment co chce.

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Prov.3.5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart,

and lean not unto thise own underfanding. V.6. In all thy waies acknowledge him, and be

Mall direct thy parhs. Plal

. 55.22. Caftthyburden upon the Lord, and he Shall fuftain tbee, bie shall never suffer she righ,

teous to be moved. Jer. 10.-3. O Lord I know that the wodù of 19an is

1 not in himself, it is not in man that walkethto

direct his fteps. Prov. 16.9. A mans beart deviseth his way, but

the Lord directeth his feps. Psal 32.8. i will instruct thee, and teach thee in

the way which thou shalt : i mill guide thee

wish mine eie. Psal.17.5. Hold up my goings in thy paths,

my foot fteps flip nat. Pfal 73.24. Thos fralt gside" me with thy cosinfel, .

' and afterwards receive me to Glory: Jam.1.5. If any of you back wisdome, let him ask

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