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by the spirit of the Lord, and of brance whatsoever I have said unto judgment, and of might, to declare you. unto Jacob his transgressions and 16: 8. He will reprove the world unto Israel his sins.
of sin, of righteousness, and of judgIsa. 59: 19. When the enemy nient. shall come in like a flood, the spirit 3: 5. Except a man be born of of the LORD shall lift up a standard water and of the spirit, he cannot against him. And the Redeemer enter into the kingdom of God. shall come to Zion, and unto them
[See “Holy Spirit.”'] that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord. As for me, III. By the dispensations of his this is my covenant with them, saith word, or revelation of himself. the Lord; my spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have Gen. 12: 1. Now the Lord had put in thy moutb, shall not depart said unto Abram, get thee out of out of thy mouth, nor out of the thy country, and from thy kindred, mouth of thy seed, nor out of the and from thy father's house, unto a mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the land that I will show thee: and I LORD, from henceforth and for- will make of thee a great nation,
and I will bless thee, and make thy 63: 10. But they rebelled, and name great; and thou shalt be a vexed his holy spirit: therefore he blessing: and I will bless them that was turned to be their enemy, and bless thee, and curse him that curshe fought against them. Then he eth thee ; and in thee shall all famiremembered the days of old, Moses, lies of the earth be blessed. and his people, saying, where is he 13: 14. And the Lord said unto that brought them up out of the sea
Abram, after that Lot was separated with the shepherd of his flock ? from him, lift up now thine eyes, where is he that put his holy spirit and look from the place where thou within him ? — 13. TI led them art, northward, and southward, and through the deep, as an horse in eastward, and westward: for all the the wilderness, that they should not land which thou seest, to thee will I stumble ? as a beast goeth down in- give it, and to thy seed forever. to the valley, the spirit of the Lord And I will make thy seed as the caused him to rest: so didst thou dust of the earth: so that if a man lead thy people, to make thyself a can number the dust of the earth, glorious name.
then shall thy seed also be numberZECH. 4; 6. Not by might, nor ed. by power, but by my spirit, saith 35: 9. And God appeared unto the Lord of hosts. Who art thou, Jacob again, when he came out of O great mountain ? before Zerub Padan-aram, and blessed him. And babel thou shalt become a plain: and God said unto him, thy name is Jahe shall bring forth the head-stone cob: thy name shall not be called thereof with shoutings, crying, grace, any more Jacob, but Israel shall be
thy name: and he called his pame
Israel. And God said unto him, I 1 2 Pet. 1:21. Prophecy came am God Almighty: be fruitful and not in old time by the will of man ; multiply ; a nation and a company but holy men of God spake as they of nations shall be of thee, and kings were moved by the Holy Ghost. shall come out of thy loins; and the
LUKE 12: 12. The Holy Ghost land which I gave Abraham and shall teach you, in the same hour Isaac, to thee I will give it, and to what ye ought to say.
thy seed after thee will I give the 24: 49. Behold, I send the prom- land. And God went up from him ise of the Father unto you: but tar- in the place where he talked with ry ye in Jerusalem till ye be endued him. And Jacob set up a pillar, with power from on high.
Ex. 6: 2. And God spake unto John 14: 26. I will pray the Fa- Moses, and said unto him, I am the ther, and he will send you another LORD: and I appeared unto AbraComforter, even the Spirit of truth. ham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, He shall teach you all things, and by the name of God Almighty, but bring all things to your remem- by my name JEHOVAH was í not
grace unto it.
known to them. And I have also Isa. 41:8. But thou, Israel, art established my covenant with them, my servant, Jacob whom I have to give them the land of Canaan, chosen, the seed of Abraham my the land of their pilgrimage, where- friend. Thou whom I have taken in they were strangers.
from the ends of the earth, and callDeut. 7: 6. For thou art an ho- ed thee from the chief men thereof, ly people unto the LORD thy God: and said unto thee, thou art my serthe Lord thy God hath chosen thee vant; I have chosen thee, and not to be a special people unto himself, cast thee away. Fear thou not ; above all people that are upon the for I am with thee: be not disface of the earth. The Lord did mayed; for I am thy God: I will not set his love upon you, nor strengthen thee; yea, I will help choose you, because ye were more thee ; yea, I will uphold thee with in number than any people ; for ye the right hand of my righteousness. were the fewest of all people: but Behold, all they that were incensed because the Lord loved you, and against thee shall be ashamed and because he would keep the oath confounded: they shall be as nothwhich he had sworn unto your fa- ing; and they that strive with thee thers, hath the Lord brought you shall perish. — 14. Fear not, thou out with a mighty hand, and re worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel ; deemed you out of the house of I will help thee, saith the Lord, and bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Isking of Egypt.
Ps. 105: 8. He hath remembered Gen. 8:17. And the Lord said, his covenant forever, the word which shall I hide from Abraham that be commanded to a thousand generthing which I do ; seeing that Abra- ations. Which covenant he made ham shall surely become a great and with Abraham, and his oath unto mighty nation, and all the nations Isaac; and confirmed the same unof the earth shall be blessed in him? to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for for I know him, that he will com an everlasting covenant: saying, Unmand his children and his household to thee will I give the land of Caafter him, and they shall keep the naan, the lot of your inheritance: way of the Lord, to do justice and when they were but a few men in judgment; that the Lord may bring number, yea, very few, and stranupon Abraham that which he hath gers in it. When they went from spoken of him.
one nation to another, from one 22:15. And the angel of the Lord kingdom to another people ; he called unto Abraham out of heaven suffered no man to do them wrong; the second time, and said, by my- yea, he reproved kings for their self have I sworn, saith the LORD, sakes; saying, Touch not mine afor because thou hast done this thing, nointed, and do my prophets no and hast not withheld thy son, thine harm. only son: that in blessisg I will bless 33: 12. Blessed is the nation thee, and in multiplying I will mul- whose God is the Lord; the peotiply thy seed as the stars of the ple whom he hath chosen for heaven, and as the sand which is his own inheritance. The Lord upon the sea-shore ; and thy seed looketh from heaven. He beholdshall possess the gate of his ene- eth all the sons of men. From the mies ; and in thy seed shall all the place of his habitation he looketh nations of the earth be blessed ; be- upon all the inhabitants of the earth. cause thou hast obeyed my voice. He fashioneth their hearts alike.
Deut. 12: 10. But when ye go He considereth all their works. over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the Lord your God giveth 11 Pet. 2:9. But ye are a chosen you to inherit, and when he giveth generation, a royal Priesthood, an you rest from all your enemies holy nation, a peculiar people, that round about, so that ye dwell in ye should show forth the praises of safety: then there shall be a place him who hath called you out of which the LORD your God shall darkness into his marvellous light. choose to cause his name to dwell Jer. 31: 31. Behold, the days there.
come, saith the LORD, that I will
make a covenant with the hand and thy counsel determined house of Israel, and with the house before to be done. And now, Lord, of Judah: not according to the cov behold their threatenings; and grant enant that I made with their fathers, unto thy servants, that with all boldin the day that I took them by the ness they may speak thy word, by hand, to bring them out of the land stretching forth thy hand to heal ; of Egypt; which my covenant they and that signs and wonders may be brake, although I was an husband done by the name of thy holy child unto them, saith the Lord: but this Jesus. And when they had prayed, shall be the covenant that I will the place was shaken where they make with the house of Israel ; af were assembled together; and they ter those days, saith the LORD, I were all filled with the Holy Ghost, will put my law in their inward and they spake the word of God parts, and write it in their hearts; with boldness. and will be their God, and they 15: 15. And to this agree the shall be my people. And they shall words of the prophets ; as it is teach no more every man his neigh- written, After this I will return, bor, and every man his brother, say- and will build again the tabernaing, know the Lord: for they shall cle of David, which is fallen down ; all know me, from the least of them and I will build again the ruins unto the greatest of them, saith the thereof, and I will set it up: that Lord: for I will forgive their ini- the residue of men might seek after quity, and I will remember their sin the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon
whom my name is called, saith the
LORD who doeth all these things. 1 Mark 4: 11. And he said unto Known unto God are all his works them, unto you it is given to know from the beginning of the world. the mystery of the kingdom of God: Rom. 8: 28. And we know that but unto them that are without all all things work together for good, these things are done in parables: to them that love God, to them who that seeing they may see, and not are the called according to his purperceive; and hearing they may pose. For whom he did foreknow, hear, and not understand ; lest at he also did predestinate to be conany time they should be converted, formed to the image of his Son, that and their sins should be forgiven he might be the first-born among them.
many brethren. Moreover, whom LUKE 10: 21. In that hour Jesus he did predestinate, them he also rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank called ; and whom he called, them thee, O Father, Lord of heaven he also justified ; and whom he jusand earth, that thou hast hid these tified, them he also glorified. What things from the wise and prudent, shall we then say to these things? and hast revealed them unto babes: If God be for us, who can be against even so, Father; for so it seemed us? he that spared not his own Son, good in thy sight.
but delivered him up for us all, how Acts 4: 24. And when they heard shall he not with him also freely that, they lifted up their voice to give us all things? Who shall lay God with one accord, and said, any thing to the charge of God's Lord, thou art God, which hast elect? it is God that justifieth. made heaven, and earth, and the 9: 10. And not only this ; but sea, and all that in them is ; who, when Rebecca also had conceived by the mouth of thy servant David, by one, even by our father Isaac, hast said, why did the heathen rage, for the children being not yet born, and the people imagine vain things? neither having done any good or the kings of the earth stood up, and evil, - (that the purpose of God acthe rulers were gathered together, cording to election might stand, not against the Lord, and against his of works, but of him that calleth ;) Christ. For of a truth against thy it was said unto her, “ The elder holy child Jesus, whom thou hast shall serve the younger:” (Gen. anointed, both Herod, and Pontius 25: 23.) as it is written, Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered to
Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. gether, for to do whatsoever thy What shall we say then? is there
unrighteousness with God? God for- | bowed the knee to the image of bid. For he saith to Moses, “ I will Baal.” (18: 19.) Even so then at have mercy on whom I will have this present time also there is a mercy, and I will have compassion remnant according to the election on whom I will have compassion.” of grace. And if by grace, then is it (Ex. 33: 19.) So then, it is not of no more of works: otherwise grace him that willeth, nor of him that is no more grace. But if it be of runneth, but of God that showeth works, then is it no more grace: mercy. For the scripture saith unto otherwise work is no more work. Pharaoh ; “Even for this same pur- What then? Israel hath not obtainpose have I raised thee up, that I ed that which he seeketh for ; but might show my power in thee, and the election hath obtained it, and that my name might be declared the rest were blinded, (according as throughout all the earth.” (Ex. 9: it is written, “ God hath given them 16.) Therefore hath he mercy on the spirit of slumber, eyes that they whom he will have mercy, and whom should not see, and ears that they he will he hardeneth. Thou wilt should not hear;”) (Deut. 29: 4,) say then unto me, why doth he yet unto this day. And David saith, find fault? for who hath resisted his “Let their table be made a snare, and will? Nay but, Oman, who art thou a trap, and a stumbling-block, and that repliest against God? Shall the a recompense unto them: let their thing formed say to him that formed eyes be darkened, that they may it, why hast thou made me thus? not see, and bow down their back alhath not the potter power over the ways.” — 25. For I would not, brethclay, of the same lump, to make one ren, that ye should be ignorant of vessel unto honor and another unto this mystery, (lest ye should be wise 'dishonor? What if God, willing to in your own conceits,) that blindness show his wrath, and to make his in part is happened to Israel, until power known, endured with much the fulness of the Gentiles be come long-suffering the vessels of wrath in. And so all Israel shall be saved: fitted to destruction: and that he as it is written, “ There shall come might make known the riches of his out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall glory on the vessels of mercy, which turn away ungodliness from Jacob :"> he had afore prepared unto glory, | (Isa. 59: 20.) “For this is my coveven us, whom he hath called, not enant unto them, when I shall take of the Jews only, but also of the away their sins.” (Jer. 31: 31.) As Gentiles? as he saith also in Osee, concerning the gospel, they are ene“I will call them my people, which mies for your sakes: but as touching were not my people; and her belov- the election, they are beloved for ed, which was not beloved.” (Hos. the fathers' sakes. For the gifts 2: 23.) " And it shall come to pass, and calling of God are without rethat in the place where it was said pentance. For as ye in times past unto them, ye are not my people ; have not believed God, yet have there shall they be called, the child now obtained mercy through their ren of the living God.” (Hos. 1:10.) unbelief; even so have these also
now not believed, that through your 1 Rom. 11:1. I say then, hath God mercy they also may obtain mercy. cast away his people? God forbid. For God hath concluded them all in For I also am an Israelite, of the unbelief, that he might have mercy seed of Abraham, of the tribe of upon all. Benjamin. God hath not cast away Eph. 1: 3. Blessed be the God his people which he foreknew. Wot and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, ye not what the Scripture saith of who hath blessed us with all spiritElias? how he maketh interces- ual blessings in heavenly places in sion to God against Israel, saying, Christ: according as he hath chosen “Lord, they have killed thy proph- us in him, before the foundation of ets, and digged down thine altars; the world, that we should be holy and I am left alone, and they seek and without blame before him in my life?” (1 Kings 19: 10.) But love: having predestinated us unto what saith the answer of God unto the adoption of children by Jesus him? “I have reserved to myself Christ to himself, according to the seven thousand men, who have not good pleasure of his will, to the
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praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted
CHAPTER IV. in the Beloved: in whom we have redemption through his blood, the GOD MANIFESTED IN CHRIST, forgiveness of sins, - according to the riches of his grace, wherein he i § 1. DECLARATIONS, WHICH ASSOhaih abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known unto us the mystery of his
Jer. 23: 3. This is the name will, according to his good pleasure, whereby he shall be called "The which he hath purposed in himself: Lord (JEHOVAH) our righteousthat in the dispensation of the ful- ness." ness of times, he might gather to
Ps. 45: 6. Thy throne, O God, gether in one all things in Christ, is forever and ever. both which are in heaven, and
Isa, 9: 6. And his name shall wbich are on earth ; even in him: be called Wonderful, Counsellor, in whom also we have obtained an the mighty Goil, the everlasting inheritance, being predestinated ac Father, the Prince of Peace. cording to the purpose of him who 49: 7. Thus saith the Lord,the reworketh all things after the counsel deemer of Israel, and his Holy One, of his own will: that we should be to him whom man despiseth. to the praise of his glory, who first Mat. 3: 17. And lo, a voice from trusted in Christ: in whom ye also heaven, saying, “This is my belovtrusted, after that ye heard the word ed Son,in whom I am well pleased.” of truth, the gospel of your salva JOHN 1: 1. The word was God. tion: in whom also after that ye be — 14. And the word was made lieved, ye were sealed with that flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we Holy Spirit of promise, which is beheld his glory, the glory as of the the earnest of our inheritance until only begotten of the Father,) full the redemption of the purchased of grace and truth. – 18. No man possession, unto the praise of his hath seen God at any time; the glory.
only begotten Son, which is in the 1 Cor. 1: 26. For ye see your bosom of the Father, he hath decalling brethren, how that not many clared him. wise men after the flesh, not many 3: 31. He that cometh from above mighty, not many noble, are called ; ! is above all : he that is of the earth but God hath chosen the foolish is earthly, and speaketh of the things of the world to confound the earth; he that cometh from heaven wise ; that no flesh should glory in is above all. — 34. For he whom his presence.
God hath sent, speaketh the words 2: 7. We speak the wisdom of of God: for God giveth not the God in a mystery, even the hidden Spirit by measure unto him. The wisdom which God ordained before Father loveth the Son, and hath the world unto our glory, which given all things into his hand. none of the princes of this world 11: 29. My Father, which gave knew, but God hath revealed them them me, is greater than all; and unto us by his spirit.
no man is able to pluck them out of - Eph. 1: 3. Blessed be the God my Father's hand. I and my Fathand Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, er are one. Then the Jews took who hath blessed us with all spirit- up stones again to stone him. Jesus ual blessings in heavenly places in answered them, Many good works Christ, according as he hath chosen have I showed you from my Father; us in him before the foundation of for which of those works do ye the world, that we should be holy stone me? The Jews answered him, and without blame before him in For a good work we stone thee not; love, having predestinated us unto but for blasphemy, and because that the adoption of children by Jesus thou, being a man, makest thyself Christ to himself, according to the God. Jesus answered them, Is it good pleasure of his will.
not written in your law,
“I said, Ye are gods?” If he called them gods, unto whom