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VI.

OTHER RESULTS AND BLESSINGS OF REDEMPTION. SALVATION IN THE OLD

TESTAMENT.

Exod. xiv, 13, 14. And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show you to-day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to-day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

2 Sam. xxii, 36. Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation; and thy gentleness hath made me great.

Ps. xxxvii, 39. But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD; he is their strength in the

time of trouble.

Isa. xxvi, 1. In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city: salvation will God appoint for

walls and bulwarks.

Jer. iii, 23. Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel

KNOWLEDGE.

Is, il, 5. O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Hos. viii, 2. Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee.

John fil, 9--12. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, Ilow can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him. Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye belleve if I tell you of heavenly things?

Rom. xv, 14, 15. And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another. Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God.

1 Cor. x, 14, 15. Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

Eph. 1, 18, 19. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints. And what is the exceeding greatness of his

power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.

Col. i, 9. For this cause we also, rince the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.

2 Pet. 1, 12. Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, tablished in the present truth. though ye know them, and be es

GRACE.

Job xvil, 9, 10. The righteous also shall hold on his way; and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger. But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you.

P3. cxxxviil, 8. The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me, thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

Prov. iv, 18. But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Пos. vi, 2, 3. After two days will will raise us up, and we shall live he revive us: in the third day he in his sight. Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD his going forth is prepared as the morning, and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

John xv, 8. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

Rom. xiii, 12, 13. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the

armour of light. Let us walk

honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strite and envying.

2 Cor. iii, 18. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Phil. 1, 8-11. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere, and without offence, till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Phil. iii, 15, 16. Let us there

fore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

1 Thess. iv, 1. Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.

2 Thess. 1, 3. We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundetu.

2 Pet. 1, 5 8. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith, virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, temper ance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, charity. For if these things be in you, and shall neither be barren nor unabonnd, they make you that ye fruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

ASSURANCE.

Ps. Ivi, 3, 4, 11. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

Ps. cxviii, 6. 7. The LORD is on mu do unto me? my side; I will not fear: what can taketh my part with them that The LORD help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.

Prov. iii, 25, 26. Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it

cometh. For the LORD shall be

thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

Prov. xxix, 25. The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be

safe.

Isa. xxxii, 17. And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance for ever.

Isa. 1, 7, 8. For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. He is near that justifl-th me; who will contend with mc? let us stand together: who is mine adversary?

let him come near to me.

Isa. ll 12. I, even I, am he that

comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the sou of man which shall be made as grass.

Isa. Ivil, 11. And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest Lie

not?

Luke 1, 77. To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins.

Luke xii, 32. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Col. ii, 2. That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in lovo, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ.

Heb. vi, 11. And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence, to the full assurance of hope unto the end.

Heb. x. 35. Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.

Heb. xiii, 6. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

1 John ii, 28. And now, little children, abide in him, that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.

1 John iii, 19, 21. And hereby we know we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we contidence toward God.

1 John iii, 16-18. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love cast eth out fear; because fear hath

torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

FORMS OF SELF-RIGHTEOUS

NESS.

Deut. ix, 4, 5. Speak not thou in

uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Job xi, 4-6. For thou hast said, My doctrine is puro, and I am clean in thine eyes. But Oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee; And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.

Job xxix, 18. Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand.

Job xxxiii, 8, 9. Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying, I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.

Job xxxv, 2. Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?

Ps. x, 5, 6. His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them. He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved; for I shall never be in adversity.

Prov. xxx, 12. There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

Isa. xxviii, 15. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us:for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves.

Isa. xliii, 26. Put me in remembrance; let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.

Isa. xlvii, 7. And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.

Isa. Ivii, 10. Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; yet saidst thou not. There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore thou wast not

grieved.

Isa. Ixv, 5. Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I hatham holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day."

thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD brought me in to possess this land; but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive

them out from before thee. Not for thy righteousness, or for the

Jer. ii, 35. Yet thou sayest, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me: behold,

I will plead with thee, because thou sayest, I have not sinned.

Jer. xlix, 4, 16. Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto me? Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock,that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.

Amos vi, 3. Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near.

Luke xvi, 15. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

2 Cor. x, 17, 18. But he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

Gal. vi, 3. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

Rev. iii, 17. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked

1 Sam. xv, 13. And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD.

Job xxxii, 1, 2. So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram; against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God.

Mal. iii, 7. Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?

Matth. xix, 20. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

Mark x, 19, 20. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father

and mother. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth.

Luke xvill, 21. And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.

THREATENINGS AGAINST IT. Isa. xxviii, 17, 18. Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

Isa. xlvii, 8, 9. Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly; that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else besides me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection, for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments. Isa. xlvii, 10, 11. For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else besides me. Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou

Rev. xviii, 7, 8. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burnt with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

GENUINE CONFIDENCE.

2 Sam. xxii, 20-25. He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me. The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God. For all his judgments were before me; and as for his statutes, I did not depart from them. I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity. Therefore the Lord hath recompensed me according to my righteousness: according to my cleanness in his eyesight.

Job vi, 29. Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.

Job x, 7. Thou knowest that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of thine hand. Job xiii, 18. Behold now, I have

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upon my shoulder, and bind it as a crown to me. I would declare unto him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near unto him.

Ps. xviii, 19--23. He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me. The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God. For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me. I was also upright before him; and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

Ps. xliv, 17, 18. All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten thee, neither have we dealt falsely in thy covenant. Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from thy way.

Ps. cxix, 168. I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.

COMMUNION WITH GOD. Ps. xlii, 8. Yet the LORD will command his loving-kindness in the day-time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

John xiv, 20-23. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Fa

shalt not know from whence it ordered my cause; I know that I ther, and ye in me, and I in you.

riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off and desolation shall come

upon thee suddenly, which thou

shalt not know.

Jer. xxi, 13. Behold, I am against thee, O inhabitant of the valley, and rock of the plain, saith the LORD; which say, Who shall come down against us? or who shall

enter into our habitations?

Ezek. xxxix, 6. And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them

that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

Amos vi, 1. Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel camel

Amos ix, 10. All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.

shall be justified.

Job xxiii, 3-5, 11. Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat! I and fill my mouth with arguments. would order my cause before him, I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me. My foot hath held his steps; his way have I kept, and not declined.

Job xxvii, 5. 6. God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me. My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

Job xxxi, 5-8, 35-37. If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted to deceit; Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity. It my step hath turned out of the Ob. 3, 4. The pride of thine heart way, and mine heart walked after hath deceived thee, thou that mine eyes, and if any blot hath dwellest in the clefts of the rock, cleaved to mine hands; Then let whose habitation is high; that me sow, and let another eat; yea, saith in his heart, Who shall bring let my offspring be rooted out. me down to the ground? Though Oh that one would hear me! bethou exalt thyself as the eagle, hold, my desire is, that the Aland though thou set thy nest mighty would answer me, and that among the stars, thence will I mine adversary had written a bring thee down, saith the Lord, book, Surely I would take it

He that hath my commandinenis, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth nie; and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest him, (not Iscariot,) Lord, how is it myself to him. Judas saith unto that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

1 John i, 3, 6. That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth.

Rev. iii, 20. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

REJOICING IN GOD. Job xxii, 26, 27. For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt litt up thy face unto God. Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him and he shall hear

thee, and thou shalt pay thy

VOWS.

Ps. ii, 11. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Ps. xxxii, 11. Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart Ps. xxxvii, 4. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart, Ps. Ixiv, 10. The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

Ps. Ixviii, 3, 4. But let the righteous be glad: let them rejoice before God; yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.

Ps. lxxxix, 15, 16. Blessed is the people that know the joyful Sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance. In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

Ps. cxix, 165. Great peace have they which love thy law; and nothing shall offend them.

Ps. cxxxii, 16. I will also clothe her priests with salvation; and

her saints shall shout aloud for joy.

Isaiah Ivi, 14. And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb.

Micah vii, 8. Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light

unto me.

Zeph. ill, 14. Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daugh

ter of Jerusalem.

Matt. xi, 28. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

John xv, 11. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

Phil. iii, 1. Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is

safe.

Phil. iv. 4. Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

1 Thess. v, 16. Rejoice ever

more.

rock, and my fortress, and my de-↑ liver; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler. and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Ps. xxviii, 7, 8. The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.

P3. xxxii, 21. For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

Ps. xli, 1, 2. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

Ps. 1xili, 5-9. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful ps; When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the nightwatches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul followeth hard alter thee: thy right hand upholdeth me. But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

Ps. Ixxiii, 25, 26. Whom have I

in heaven but theet and there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. My flesh ani my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for

ever.

Ps. cxxvi, 3. 4. The LORD hath done great things for us, whereof we are glad. Turn again our capthe south. tivity, O LORD, as the streams in

Jer. xxxi, 25. For I have sati

ated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.

Hab. iii, 16 18. When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops. Although the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

Ps. iv, 7. Thou hast put gladGLORYING IN GOD. ness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their Ps. lxxxix. 17. For thou art the wine increased. glory of their strength; and in thy Ps. xviii, 2. The LORD is my favour our horn shall be exalted.

1 Chrom. xvi. 10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

18a. xxvii, 5, C. In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people. And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

Jer. ix, 23. 24. Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD, which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth; for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

1 Cor. i 31. That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

HOPE IN GOD.

Ps. xxxi, 21. Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

Ps. xxxii, 18. 19. Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope soul from death, and to keep them in his mercy: To deliver their

alive in famine.

P3. xxxix, 7. And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.

Ps. xli, 11. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Ps. cxix, 74, 114. They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in thy and my shield: I hope in thy word. Thou art my hiding place

word.

Ps. cxxxi, 3. Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and for ever.

Ps. cxlvii, 11. The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.

Lam. iii, 24, 26. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.

Rom. vili, 24, 25. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope, for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Col. 1, 5. For the hope which is id up for you in heaven, whereof e heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel.

Heb. vi, 18, 19. That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that with

in the vail.

Hope to

Peter 1, 13. the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1 John iii, 3. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. PERSEVERANCE; PROMISED AND SECURED ON GOD'S

PART AS A BLESSING.

the hills be removed; but my kind-
ness shall not depart from thee,
neither shall the covenant of my
peace be removed, saith the LORD
that hath mercy on thee.

John x, 27-29. My sheep hear
my voice, and I know them, and
they follow me: And I give unto
them eternal life; and they shall
never perish, neither shall any
pluck them out of my hand. My
Father, which gave them me, is
greater than all; and none is able
to pluck them out of my Father's

hand.

ance.

Holy Ghost, and of faith; and much people was added unto the Lord.

Acts xiii, 43. Now, when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas; who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

1 Cor. xv, 58. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Rom. xi. 29. For the gifts and Phil. iv, 1. Therefore, my brocalling of God are without repent-thren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

1 Cor. 1, 8. 9. Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Phil. 1 6. Being confident of this 1 Sam. xii, 21, 22. And turn ye very thing, that he which hath not aside: for then should ye go begun a good work in you, will after vain things which cannot pro-perform it until the day of Jesus fit nor deliver; for they are vain: For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great naine's sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.

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Ps. xciv, 14. For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will

he forsake his inheritance.

Isa. xliv, 21. Remember these, Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me. Isa. xlix, 14-17. But Zion said,

Christ.

2 Thess. ill, 3. But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

Rev. iii, 12. Him that overcom

eth will I make a pillar in the
temple of my God, and he shall
go no more ont: and I will write
upon him the name of my God,
and the name of the city of my
God, which is new Jerusalem,

which cometh down out of heaven

from my God; and I will write
upon him my new name.

PERSEVERANCE ON MAN'S
PART ENFORCED AS A DUTY.

Deut. iv, 9. Only take heed to
thyself, and keep thy soul dili-
which thine eyes have seen, and
gently, lest thou forget the things

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2 Tim. iii, 14. But continue thou

in the things which thou hast learned, and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.

lest, a promise being left us of Heb. iv, 1. Let us therefore fear, should seem to come short of it. entering into his rest, any of you

2 Pet. iii, 17. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things led away with the error of the before, beware lest ye also, being wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.

2 John 8. Look to yourselves,

The LORD hath forsaken me, and Jest they depart from thy heart all that we lose not those things my Lord hath forgotten me. a woman forget her sucking child,

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the days of thy life; but teach them
thy sons, and thy sons' sons.

Josh. xxiil, 8. But cleave unto
the LORD your God, as ye have
done unto this day.

that she should not have com-
passion on the son of her womb?
yea, they may forget, yet will I
not forget thee. Behold, I have
graven thee upon the palms of
1 Sam. xii. 21. And turn ye not
my hands; thy walls are continu-aside: for then should ye go after
ally before me. Thy children vain things, which cannot profit
shall make haste; thy destroyers, nor deliver; for they are vain.
and they that made thee waste,
shall go forth of thee.

Isa. liv, 8-10. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting

kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. For the mountains shall depart, and

John xv, 9, 10. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

Acts xi, 23, 24. Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. For he was a good man, and full of the

which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.

Rev. ii, 24, 25. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, (as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak,) I will put upon you none other burden: But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.

Rev. xxii, 11. He that is unjust, let him be unjust still; and he that which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him oe righteous still; and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

ITS NOBLENESS AND BENEFIT. Matth. xxiv, 13. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Luke xxii, 28. 29. Ye are they which have continued with me in

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