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Jesus Christ, who gave himself a world, and men loved darkness rathransom for all to be testified in due er than light, because their deeds time.

were evil. For every one that doeth 2 Cor. 5: 19. God was in Christ, evil hateth the light, neither cometh reconciling the world unto himself. to the light, lest his deeds should be

Mar. 18: 11. The Son of man reproved. But he that doeth truth, is come to save that which was cometh to the light, that his deeds. lost.

may be made manifest, that they are JOHN 3: 17. God sent not his wrought in God. Son into the world to condemn the 1 Cor. 15:21. Since by man came world, but that the world through death, by man came also the resurhim might be saved.

rection of the dead. For as in Adam 10: 9. By me if any man enter all die, even so in Christ shall all be in he shall be saved.

made alive.

2 Cor. 5: 14. For the love of 11 Tim. 1. 15. Christ Jesus came Christ constraineth us; because we into the world to save sinners, of thus judge, that if one died for all, whom I am chief.

then were all dead: and that he died Heb. 7: 25. He is able to save for all, that they which live should unto the uttermost, all who come

not henceforth live unto themselves, unto God by him.

but unto him who died for them, and Mat. 18:10. Take heed that ye rose again. despise not one of these little ones: LUKE 24: 46. Thus it is written, for I say unto you, That in heaven and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, their angels do always behold the and to rise from the dead the third face of my Father which is in heay- day; and that repentance and remis-" en. For the Son of man is come to sion of sins might be preached in his save that which was lost. How think name among all nations, beginning .ye? If a man have a hundred sheep, at Jerusalem. and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that

CHAPTER II. sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. Even so it FITNESS OF CHARACTER PROVIDED is not the will of your Father which

BY THE HOLY SPIRIT. is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

LUKE 18: 34. O Jerusalem, Jeru- [For the character of this agent, see salem, which killest the prophets and

God denominated the Holy Spirstonest them that are sent unto thee,

it, &c. page 65.] 5 6 how often would I have gathered thy children together as a hen doth § 1. CONVINCING OF sin. gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not.

Behold, your

John 16: 8. When he is come, he house is left unto you desolate. will reprove the world of sin, and

John 3:16. For God so loved the of righteousness, and of judgment. world, that he gave his only begot

Acts 6: 10. They were not able to 'ten Son, that whosoever believeth in resist the wisdom and the Spirit, by him should not perish, but have ev- which he [Stephen] spake. erlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world, to condemn the world ; but that the world through 'him might be saved. He that believ- § 2. RENEWING THE HEART. eth on him is not condemned; but 'he that believeth not, is condemned Ezek. 11:19. I will put a new already, because he hath not believ- spirit within you. ed in the name of the only begotten 36: 26. A new heart also will I Son of God. And this is the condem- give you, and a new spirit will I put nation, that light is come into the within you. And I will take away

the stony heart out of your flesh, and

to hide me. Teach me to do thy I will give you a heart of flesh. And will ; for thou art my God: thy SpirI will put my Spirit within you, and it is good ; lead me into the land of cause you to walk in my statutes, uprightness. and ye shall keep my judgments and Isa. 32: 14. The palaces shall be do them.

forsaken ; the multitude of the city John 3: 5. Jesus answered, Veri- shall be left ... until the Spirit be ly, verily, I say unto thee, Except poured upon us from on high, and a man be born of water, and of the wilderness be a fruitful field ... the Spirit, he cannot enter into the then judgment shall dwell in the wilkingdom of God. That which is derness, and righteousness remain in born of the flesh is flesh; and that the fruitful field: and the work of which is born of the Spirit is spirit. righteousness shall be peace, and Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye the effect of righteousness, quietness must be born again. The wind blow- and assurance forever. eth where it listeth, and thou hear- ZECH. 4: 6. Thus saith the word est the sound thereof, but canst not of the LORD ; not by might, nor by tell whence it cometh, and whither power, but by my Spirit saith the it goeth: so is every one that is born Lord, shall ye prevail. of the Spirit.

12:10. I will pour upon the house 6: 63. It is the Spirit that quick- of David, and upon the inhabitants eneth.

of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and Ro. 8: 1. There is therefore now of supplication. no condemnation to them that are in MAT. 8: 11. He shall baptize you Christ Jesus, who walk not after the with the Holy Ghost. flesh but after the Spirit. For the

Ps. 51: 11. Take not thy Holy law of the Spirit of Christ, hath Spirit from me. Restore unto me made me free from the law of sin the joys of thy salvation, and uphold and death.

me by thy free spirit: then will I 2 Cor. 3:3. Ye are the epistle of teach transgressors thy ways, and Christ, written with the Spirit sinners shall be converted unto thee. of the Living God, ... in fleshly ta

John 7: 37. If any man thirst, bles of the heart.

let him come unto me and drink. Gal. 3: 3. Having begun in the He that believeth on me, as the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by Scripture hath said, Out of his belly the flesh ?

shall flow rivers of living water. T1. 3: 5. God, according to his But this spake he of the Spirit

, which mercy saved us, by the washing of they who believed on him should reregeneration, and renewing of the ceive; for the Holy Ghost was not Holy Ghost.

yet given; because Jesus was not 1 Pet. 1: 22. Ye have purified yet glorified. your souls in obeying the truth 14: 14. If ye shall ask any thing through the Spirit.

in my name, I will do it. If ye love Col. 2: 13. And you, being dead me, keep my commandments: and I in your sins and the uncircumcision will pray the Father, and he shall of your flesh, hath he quickened to give you another Comforter, that he gether with him, having forgiven may abide with you forever ; even you all trespasses.

the Spirit of truth ; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but yex

know him ; for he dwelleth with § 3. ENLIGHTENING, SANCTIFYING, you, and shall be in you. 25.

These things have I spoken unto

you, being yet present with you. MAT. 26: 28. This is my blood of But the Comforter, which is the the New Testament, which is shed Holy Ghost, whom the Father will for many, for the remission of send in my name, he shall teach you sins.

all things, and bring all things to Neh. 9:20. Thou gavest thy good your remembrance, whatsoever I spirit to instruct them.

have said unto you. Ps. 143: 9. Deliver me, O LORD, 15: 26. But when the Comforter from mine enemies: I flee unto thee is come, whom I will send unto you

AND UPHOLDING THE CHRISTIAN.

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from the Father, even the Spirit of any man have not the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Christ, he is none of his. And if Father, he shall testify of me. Christ be in you, the body, is dead

16: 8. It is expedient for you that because of sin ; but the Spirit is life I go away: for if I go not away, the because of righteousness. "But if the Comforter will not come unto you ; Spirit of him that raised up Jesus but if I depart, I will send him unto from the dead dwell in you, he that you. And when he is come, he will raised up Christ from the dead shall reprove the world of sin, and of also quicken your mortal bodies by righteousness, and of judgment: of his Spirit that dwelleth in you. sin, because they believe not on me; Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, of righteousness, because I go to my not to the flesh, to live after the Father, and ye see me no more ; of flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, judgment, because the prince of this ye shall die: but if ye through the world is judged. I have yet many Spirit do mortify the deeds of the things to say unto you, but ye can- body, ye shall live. For as many as not bear them now. Howbeit, when are led by the Spirit of God, they he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he are the sons of God. For ye have will guide you into all truth: for he not received the Spirit of bondage shall

not speak of himself; but what again to fear ; but ye have received soever he shall hear, that shall he the Spirit of adoption, whereby we speak: and he will show you things cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself to come. He shall glorify me: for he beareth witness with our spirit, that shall receive of mine, and shall show we are the children of God: and if

children, then heirs: heirs of God

and joint-heirs with Christ ; if so be | Acts 1: 5. John truly baptized that we suffer with him, that we may with water, but ye shall be baptized be also glorified together. with the Holy Ghost not many days Acts 9: 31. The churches, walkhence.

ing in the fear of God, and in the 2:1. When the day of Pentecost comfort of the Holy Ghost, were was fully come, they were all with multiplied. one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heav- I Rom. 8: 5. They that are after en, as of a rushing mighty wind, and the Spirit do mind the things of the it filled all the house where they Spirit. — 26. Likewise the Spirit also were sitting. .. And they were filled helpeth our infirmities: for we know with the Holy Ghost, and began to not what to pray for as we ought ; speak with other tongues, as the but the Spirit maketh intercession Spirit gave them utterance.

for us, with groanings that cannot 10: 44. While Peter yet spake be uttered. And he that searcheth these words, the Holy Ghost fell on the hearts, knoweth what is the mind all them which heard the word. And of the Spirit, because he maketh inthey of the circumcision which be- tercession for the saints, according lieved were astonished, as many as to the will of God. came with Peter, because that on 14: 17. The kingdom of God is the Gentiles also was poured out the not meat and drink ; but righteousgift of the Holy Ghost, for they ness and peace and joy in the Holy heard them speak with tongues, and Ghost. magnify God.

15: 13. Now the God of hope fill ROM. 5: 3. And not only so, but you with all joy and peace in bewe glory in tribulations also ; know- lieving that ye may abound in ing that tribulation worketh pa- hope, through the power of the Holy tience; and patience, experience; Ghost. — 16. That I should be the and experience, hope: and hope minister of Jesus Christ to the Genmaketh not ashamed ; because the tiles, ministering the gospel of God, love of God is shed abroad in our that the offering up of the Gentiles hearts, by the Holy Ghost which is might be acceptable, being sanctified given unto us.

by the Holy Ghost. 8:9. But ye are not in the flesh, i Cop. 2: 9. Eye hath not seen, but in the Spirit, if so be that the nor ear heard, neither have entered Spirit of God dwell in you. Now, if | into the heart of man, the things

ance.

which God hath prepared for them tongues ; to another, the interpretathat love him. But God hath reveal- tion of tongues. But all these worked them unto us by his Spirit: for eth that one and the self-same Spir

the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, it, dividing to every man severally < the deep things of God. For what as he will.

man knoweth the things of a man, 2 Cor. 1: 22. God hath sealed us, save the spirit of man which is in and given us the earnest of the Spirhim ? even so the things of God it in our hearts. knoweth no man, but the Spirit of 3: 18. We all, with open face, beGod. Now we have received, not holding as in a glass the glory of the the spirit of the world, but the Spir- Lord, are changed into the same imit which is of God; that we might age from glory to glory, as by the know the things that are freely giv- Spirit of the Lord. en to us of God. Which things also Gal. 5: 5. We, through the Spirwe speak, not in the words which it, wait for the hope of righteousness man's wisdom teacheth, but which by faith. - 16. Walk in the Spirit, the Holy Ghost teacheth, comparing and ye shall not fulfil the lusts of the spiritual things with spiritual. But flesh, for the flesh lusteth against the the natural man receiveth not the Spirit, and the Spirit against the things of the Spirit of God: for they flesh; and these are contrary. – 22. are foolishness unto him: neither The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, can he know them, because they are peace, long-suffering, gentleness, spiritually discerned.

goodness, faith, meekness, temper3:16. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spir- 6: 8.

He that soweth to the flesh it of God dwelleth in you ? If any shall of the flesh reap corruption. man defile the temple of God, him He that soweth to the Spirit shall shall God destroy: for the temple of of the Spirit reap life everlasting. God is holy ; which temple ye are.

Eph. 1: 13. Ye were sealed 6: 11. But ye are washed, but ye with that Holy Spirit of promise. are sanctified, but ye are justified in 2: 18. We have access by one the name of the Lord Jesus, and by Spirit unto the Father.

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Ye the Spirit of our God. — 19. What! are built up, an habitation of God know ye not that your body is the through the Spirit. temple of the Holy Ghost which is 3: 16. God grant you to be in you, which ye have of God, and strengthened with might by his Spirye are not your own ? For ye are it in the inner man. bought with a price: therefore glo- 5: 9. The fruit of the Spirit is rify God in your body, and in your in all goodness, righteousness, and spirit, which are God's.

truth.

Phil. 2: 1. If there be any fel12: 3. No man, speaking by the lowship of the Spirit ... be ye likeSpirit of God, calleth Jesus accurs- minded. ed: and that no man can say that 2 Thess. 2: 13. God hath chosen Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy you to salvation, through sanctificaGhost. Now there are diversities of tion of the Spirit and belief of the gifts, but the same Spirit: and there truth. are differences of administrations, 1 Pet. 1: 2. Elect, according to but the same Lord. And there are the foreknowledge of God the Fadiversities of operations, but it is the ther, through sanctification of the same God which worketh all in all. Spirit unto obedience. But the manifestation of the Spirit is 1 John 3: 24. We know that he given to every man to profit withal. abideth in us, by the Spirit which he For to one is given by the Spirit the hath given us. word of wisdom ; to another, the

Rev. 1: 10. I was in the Spirit on word of knowledge by the same the Lord's day. Spirit; to another, faith by the same Spirit; to another, the gifts of healing by the same Spirit ; to another, the working of miracles ; to another, $ 4. THE SPIRIT MAY BE RESISTED. prophecy; to another, discerning of spirits ; to another, divers kinds of Isa. 63: 10. They rebelled and

be

as we are.

vexed his Holy Spirit ; therefore the good ground are they, which in he was turned to be their enemy. an honest and good heart, having

Zech. 7: 12. They made their heard the word, keep it, and bring hearts as an adamant stone, lest forth fruit with patience. they should hear the law, and the John 8:31. If ye continue in my words which the LORD of Hosts word, the are ye my disciples insent in his Spirit by the former deed: and ye shall know the truth, prophets.

and the truth shall make you free. Acts 7: 51. Ye do* always resist 12: 48. He that rejecteth me, and the Holy Ghost.

receiveth not my words, hath one Eph. 4: 30. Grieve not the Holy that judgeth him: the word that I Spirit of God, whereby ye are seal- have spoken, the same shall judge ed unto the day of redemption. him in the last day. For I have not

1 Thess. 5: 19. Quench not the spoken of myself; but the Father Spirit.

which sent me, he gave me a comHee. 3:7. The Holy Ghost saith, mandment, what I should say, and To-day if ye will hear his voice har- what I should speak. And I know den not your hearts.

that his commandment is life everRev. 22: 17. The Spirit and the lasting: whatsoever I speak therebride say come.

fore, even as the Father said unto Heb. 6: 4. It is impossible for me, so I speak. those who were once enlightened, 17:11. Holy Father, keep through and have tasted of the heavenly gifts, thine own name those whom thou and were made partakers of the Ho- hast given me, that they may one, ly Ghost, and have tasted of the good

While I was with them word of God, and the powers of the in the world, I kept them in thy world to come; if they fall away, to name: those that thou gavest me I renew them again to repentance. have kept, and none of them is lost,

Heb. 10: 28. He that despised but the son of perdition; that the Moses' law died without mercy un- scripture might be fulfilled. And der two or three witnesses. Of how now come I to thee, and these things much sorer punishment shall he be I speak in the world, that they might thought worthy, who hath trodden have my joy fulfilled in themselves. under foot the Son of God, and hath I have given them thy word ; and counted the blood of the covenant the world hath hated them, because wherewith he was sanctified an un- | they are not of the world, even as I holy thing, and hath done despite to am not of the world. I pray not that the spirit of grace.

thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy

truth: thy word is truth. As thou CHAPTER III.

hast sent me into the world, even so

have I also sent them into the world. MEANS OF GRACE.

And for their sakes I sanctify myself,

that they also might be sanctified Mar. 7: 24. Therefore whosoev- through the truth. er HEARETH THESE SAYINGS OF MINE AND DOETH THEM,

I will liken him T Acts 17: 11. These were more unto a wise man that built his house noble than those in Thessalonica, in upon a rock. ... Everyone that that they received the word with all heareth these sayings of mine, and readiness of mind, and searched the doeth them not, shall be likened un- scriptures daily, whether those things to a foolish man, that built his house were so. Therefore many of them upon the sand.

believed ; also of honorable women LUKE 8: 11. The seed is the word which were Greeks, and of men not of God. Those by the wayside are

a few. those that hear; then cometh the Rom, 1: 16. For I am not ashamdevil and taketh away the word ed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is out of their hearts, lest they should the power of God unto salvation to believe and be saved. That on every one that believeth ; to the Jew

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