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by the spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgressions and unto Israel his sins.
Is A. 59: 19. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the spirit of the Lo RD shall lift up a standard against him. And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LoRD. As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the Lord ; my spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LoRD, from henceforth and forever.
63: 10. But they rebelled, and vexed his holy spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them. Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock 2 where is he that put his holy spirit within him : — 13. That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble f as a beast goeth down into the valley, the spirit of the LoRD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.
ZEcH. 4: 6. Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. Who art thou, O great mountain * before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the head-stone thereof with shoutings, crying, grace, grace unto it.
T 2 PET. 1:21. 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. LUKE 12: 12. The Holy Ghost shall teach you, in the same hour what ye ought to say. 24: 49. Behold, I send the promise of the Father unto you: but tarry ye in Jerusalem till ye be endued with power from on high. John 14:26. I will pray the Father, and he will send you another Comforter, even the Spirit of truth. He shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remem
brance whatsoever I have said unto you. 16:8. He will reprove the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. 3: 5. Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. [See “Holy Spirit.”]
III. By the dispensations of his word, or revelation of himself.
GEN. 12:1. Now the Lord had said unto Abram, get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will show thee: and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great ; and thou shalt be a blessing: and I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
13: 14. And the Lo RD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: for all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be number
€0. 35: 9. And God appeared unto Jacob again, when he came out of Padan-aram, and blessed him. And God said unto him, thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel. And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply ; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of thy loins ; and the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to thy seed after thee will I give the land. And God went up from him in the place where he talked with him. And Jacob set up a pillar. Ex. 6: 2. And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LoRD: and I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them. And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
DEUT. 7: 6. For thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God: the Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people ; for ye were the fewest of all people: but because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LoRD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt.
T GEN. 8: 17. And the Lord said, shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do ; seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? for I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Loop may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
22:15. And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, and said, by myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: that in blessisg I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea-shore ; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed ; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
DEUT. 12: 10. But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LoRD your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in safety: then there shall be a place which the LoRD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there. o
Is A. 41: 8. But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, thou art my serwant ; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away. Fear thou not ; for I am with thee: be not dismayed ; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing ; and they that strive with thee shall perish. — 14. Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel ; I will help thee, saith the LoRD, and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Is
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his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations. Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac ; and confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance: when they were but a few men in number ; yea, very few, and strangers in it. When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people ; he suffered no man to do them wrong ; yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. 33: 12. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LoRD ; the people whom he hath chosen for
his own inheritance. The LoRD looketh from heaven. He beholdeth all the sons of men. From the
place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. He fashioneth their hearts alike. He considereth all their works.
‘s 1 PET. 2:9. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal Priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people, that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.
JER. 31: 31. Behold, the days come, saith the LoRD, that I will
make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers, in the day that I took them by the hand, to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LoRD : but this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel ; after those days, saith the LoRD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LoRD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
T MARK 4: 11. And he said unto them, unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without all these things are done in parables: that seeing they may see, and not perceive ; and hearing they may hear, and not understand ; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.
LUKE 10: 21. In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father ; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Acts 4: 24. And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is ; who, by the mouth of thy servant David, hast said, why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? the kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together, against the LoRD, and against his Christ. For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, for to do whatsoever thy
hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. And now, Lord, behold their threatenings; and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, by stretching forth thy hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. 15: 15. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down ; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: that the residue of men might seek after the Lo RD, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the LoRD who doeth all these things. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. RoM. 8: 28. And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first-born among many brethren. Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also called ; and whom he called, them he also justified ; and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? he that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? it is God that justifieth. 9: 10. And not only this ; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac, for the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, - (that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth ;) it was said unto her, “The elder shall serve the younger:” (Gen. 25: 28.) as it is written,
Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. What shall we say then? is there
unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he saith to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” (Ex. 33: 19.) So then, it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that showeth mercy. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh ; “Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might show my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.” (Ex. 9: 16.) Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. Thou wilt say then unto me, why doth he yet find fault? for who hath resisted his will? Nay but, Oman, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, why hast thou made me thus? hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump, to make one vessel unto honor and another unto dishonor? What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much long-suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: and that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? as he saith also in Osee, “I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.” (Hos. 2: 23.) “And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, ye are not my people ; there shall they be called, the children of the living God.” (Hos. 1: 10.)
T Rom. 11:1. I say then, hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the Scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, “Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life?” (1 Kings 19: 10.) But what saith the answer of God unto him? “I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not
bowed the knee to the image of Baal.” (18: 19.) Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election
of grace. And if by grace, then is it
no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded, (according as it is written, “God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear; ”) (Deut. 29:4,) unto this day. And David saith, “Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling-block, and a recompense unto them: let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back always.”—25. For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, (lest ye should be wise in your own conceits,) that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, “There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:” (Isa. 59:20.) “For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.” (Jer. 31:31.) As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief; even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. EPH. 1: 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as he hath chosen us in him, before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the Beloved: in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, – according to the riches of his grace, wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure, which he hath purposed in himself: that in the dispensation of the fulness of times, he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth ; even in him: — in whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel
of his own will: that we should be to the praise of his glory, who first
trusted in Christ: in whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
1 Cor. 1: 26. For ye see your
calling brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called ; but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise ; that no flesh should glory in his presence. 2: 7. We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the world unto our glory, which none of the princes of this world knew, but God hath revealed them unto us by his spirit. EPH. 1: 3. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ, according as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love, having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.
be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. 49: 7. Thus saith the Lord,the redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth. MAT. 3: 17. And lo, a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son,in whom I am well pleased.” Jo HN 1: 1. The word was God. — 14. And the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. — 18. No man hath seen God at any time ; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. 3: 31. He that cometh from above is above all : he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth ; he that cometh from heaven is above all. — 34. For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. 11:29. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all ; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy, and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law,