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dom of sin and Satan may be destroyed, the Gospel propagated throughout the world, the Jews called , the fulness of 'the Gentiles brought in f; the church furnished with all Gospel officers and ordinances , purged from corruption 5, countenanced and maintained by the civil magistrate i: that the ordinances of Christ may be purely dispensed, and made
effectual to the converting of those that are yet in their sins, 1
ye walked according to the course through their word. Rom. xi. 25.
of this world, according to the For I would not, brethren, that ye · prince of the power of the air, the should be ignorant of this mystery,
spirit that now worketh in the (lest ye should be wise in your own children of disobedience. Ver. 3. conceits,) that blindness in part is Among whom also we all had our , happened to Israel, until the fulness conversation in times past, in the of the Gentiles be come in. Ver. 26. lasts of our flesh, fulfilling the de. And so all Israel shall be saved : as sires of the flesh, and of the mind; it is written, There shall come out and were by nature the children of of Sion the deliverer, and shall turn wrath, even as others.
away ungodliness from Jacob. Psal.. c Psal. Ixviii. 1. Let God arise, let lxvii. throughout God be merciful bis enemies be scattered : let them unto us, and bless us; and cause also that hate him Aee before him. his face to shine upon us, &c. Ver. 18. Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity cap. the Lord of the harvest, that he
8 Matt. ix. 38. Pray ye therefore tive thou hast received gifts for will send forth labourers into his men; yea, for the rebellious also; harvest. 2- Thess. iii. 1. Finally, that the Lord God might dwell brethren, pray for us, that the word among them. Rev. xii. 10. And I of the Lord may have free course, heard a loud voice saying in heaven, and be glorified, even as it is with Now is come salvation and strength,
you. and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ : for the ac.
h Mal. i. 11. For from the rising cuser of our bretbren is cast down, of the sun, even unto the going which accused them before our God down of the same, my name shall be day and night. Ver. 11. And they great among the Gentiles; and in overcame him by the blood of the every place incense shall be offered Lamb, and by the word of their unto my name, and a pure offering : testimony; and they loved not their for my name shall be great among lives unto the death.
the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts. d2 Thess. iii. 1. Finally, brethren, Zeph. iii. 9. For then will I turn to pray for us, that the word of the the people a pure language, that Lord may have free course,
and be they may all call upon the name of glorified, even as it is with you.
the Lord, to serve him with one e Rom x. 1. Brethren, my heart's consent. desire and prayer to God for Israel i 1 Tim. ii. 1. I exhort therefore, is, that they might be saved. that, first of all, supplications, pray;
f John xvii. 9. I pray for them: ers, intercessions, and giving of I
pray not for the world, but for thanks, be made for all men: Ver. 2. them which thou hast given me, for kings, and for all that are in for they are thine. Ver 20. Neither authority; that we may lead a quiet pray I for these alone, but for them and peaceable life in all godliness alsó which sliall believe on me' and honesty.
and the confirming, comforting, and building up of those that are already convertedk: that Christ would rule in our hearts here', and hasten the time of his second coming, and our reigning with him for ever m: and that he would be pleased so to exercise the kingdom of his power in all the world, as may best conduce to these ends n.
k Acts iv. 29. And now, Lord, bow my knees unto the Father of behold their threatenings: and grant our Lord Jesus Christ, Ver. 15. Of unto thy servants, that with all bold. whom the whole family in heaven ness they may speak thy word, and earth is named, Ver. 16. That Ver. 30. By stretching forth thine he would grant you, according to hand to heal; and that signs and the riches of his glory, to be wonders may be done by the name strengthened with might by his Spi: of thy holy child Jesus. Eph. vi. 18. rit in the inner man: Ver. '17. That Praying always with all prayer and Christ may dwell in your hearts by supplication in the Spirit, and faith; that ye, being rooted and watching thereunCo with all perse: grounded in love, Ver. 18. May be verance, and supplication for all able to comprehend with all saints, saints; Ver. 19. And for me, that what is the breadth, and length, and utterance may be given unto me, depth, and height; Ver. 19. And that I may open my mouth boldly, to know the love of Christ, which to make known the mystery of the passeth knowledge, that ye might Gospel, Ver. 20. For which I am an be filled with all the fulness of God. ambassador in bonds; that therein Ver. 20. Now unto him that is able I may speak boldly, as I ought to to do exceeding abundantly above speak. Rom. xv. 29. And I am sure all that we ask or think, according that, when I come unto you, I shall to the power that worketh in us. come in the fulness of the blessing m Rev. xxii, 20. He which testiof the Gospel of Christ. Ver. 30. fieth these things saith, Surely I Now I beseech, you, brethren, for come quickly: Amen. Even so, the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and come, Lord Jesus. for the love of the Spirit, that ye n Isa, Ixiv. 1, Oh that thou would. strive together with me in your est rend the heavens, that thou prayers to God for me; Ver. 32. wouldest come down," that the That I may come unto you with joy mountains might flow down at thy by the will of God, and may with presence! Ver. 2. As when the melt. you be refreslied. 2 Thess. i. 11. ing fire burneth, the fire causeth the Wherefore also we pray always for waters' to boil, to make thy Game you, that our God would count you known to thine adversaries, that the worthy of this calling, and fulfil all nations may tremble at thy presence. the good pleasure of his goodness, Rev. iv 8. And the four beasts had and the work of faith with power. each of them six wings about him, 2 Thoss. ij. 16. Now our Lord and they were full of eyes within; Jesus Christ himself, and God, even and they rest not day and night, our Father, which hath loved us, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God and hath given us everlasting con. Almighty, which' was, and is, and solation, and good hope through is to come. Ver. 9. And when grace, Ver. 17. Comfort your hearts, those beasts give glory, and honour, and stablish you in every good and thanks, to him that sat on the word and work.
throne, who liveth for ever and | Eph. iii. 14. For this cause I ever, Ver, 10. The four and twenty
Q. 192. What do we pray for in the third petition?
A. In the third petition, (which is, Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven",) acknowledging, that by nature we and all men are not only utterly unable and unwilling to know and do the will of God P, but prone to rebel against his word 9, to repine and murmur against his providence", and wholly inclined, to do the will of the flesh, and of the devil *: we pray, that God would by his Spirit take away from ourselves and others all blindness', weakness", indisposedness", and perverseness of heart *; and by his grace make us able and elders fall down before him that s Eph. ii. 2. Wherein in time past sat on the throne, and worship him ye walked according to the course that liveth for ever and ever, and of this world, according to the prince cast their crowns before the throne, of the power of the air, the spirit saying, Ver. 11. Thou art worthy, that now worketh in the children of O Lord, to receive glory, and how disobedience. nour, and power: for thou hast * Eph. i. 17. That the God of our created all things, and for thy plea. Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sure they are and were created. glory, may give unto you the Spirit 192. o Matt, vi, 10.
of wisdom and revelation in the * Rom. vii, 18. For I know, that knowledge of him : Ver. 18. The *** in me (that is, in my flesh) dwell. eyes of your understanding being seth no good thing for to will is enlightened; that ye may know
present with me, but how to perform what is the hope of his calling, and
that which is good I find not. Job what the riches of the glory of his di sxi. 14. Therefore they say unto God, inheritance in the saints,
Depart from us ; for we desire not u Eph. iii. 16. That he would
the knowledge of thy ways. 1 Cor. grant you, according to the riches of Nji. 14. But the natural man receiveth his glory, to be strengthened with
not the things of the Spirit of God; might by his Spirit in the inner man. for they are foolishness unto him ; w Matt. xxvi. 40. And he cometh neither can he know them, because unto the disciples, and findeth them they are spiritually discerned.
asleep, and saith unto Peter, What! q Romviii, 7. Becarise the carnal could ye not watch with me one mind is enmity against God: for it hour? Ver. 41. Watch and pray, that is not subject to the law of God, ye enter not into temptation: the neither indeed can be.
spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh - Exod. xvii. 7. And he called the is weak. name of the place Massah, and Me. x Jer. xxxi. 18. I have surely heard ribah, because of the chiding of the Epbraim bemoaning himself thus, children of Israel, and because they Thou hast chastised me, and I was tempted the Lord, saying. Is the chastised, as a bullock unaccustom. Lord among us or not ? Numb. xiv. ed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I 2. And all the children of Israel shall be turned ; for thou art the murmured against Moses, and Lord my God. Ver. 19. Surely against Aaron : and the whole con after that I was turned, I repented; gregation said unto them, Would and after that I was instructed, I God that we had died in the land of smote uponmy thigh: Iwas ashamed, Egypt, or, would God we had died yea, even confounded, because I did in this wilderness!
bear the reproach of my youth.
0: that my
willing to know, do, and submit to his will in all things !, with the like humility?, cheerfulness", faithfulness, diligences, zeald, sincerity, and constancy', as the angels do in heavens.
Q. 193. What do we pray for in the fourth petition ?
A. In the fourth petition, (which is, Give us this day our daily bread b,) acknowledging, that in Adam, and by our own sin, we have forfeited our right to all the outward blessings of this life, and deserve to be wholly deprived of them by God, and to have them cursed to us in the use of them '; and
y Psal. cxix. 1. Blessed are the good in thy sight. And Hezekiah undefiled in the way, who walk in wept sore. the law of the Lord. Ver. 8. I will c Psal. cxix. 4. Thou hast com. keep thy statutes: O forsake me not manded us to keep thy precepts utterly. Ver. 35. Make me to go in diligently. Ver. 5. the path of thy commandments, for ways were directed to keep thy therein do I delight. Ver. 36 In- statutes ! cline my heart unto thy testimonies, d Rom. xii. 11, Not slothful in and not to covetousness. Acts xxi. business; fervent in spirit; serving 14. And when he would not be the Lord. persuaded, we ceased, saying, The e Psal. cxix. 80. Let my heart be will of the Lord be done.
sound in thy statutes; that I be not 2 Mic. vi. 8 He hath shewed thee, ashamed. O man, what is good; and what Psal. cxix. 112. I have inclined doth the Lord require of thee, but mine heart to perform thy statutes to do justly, and to love mercy, and alway, even unto the end. to walk humbly with thy God? g Isa, vi. 2. Above it stood the
a Psal. c. 2. Serve the Lord with seraphims: each one had six wings; gladness : come before his presence with twain he covered his face, and with singing. Job i. 21. And (Fob) with twain he covered his feet, and said, Naked came I out of my mo. with twain he did fly. Ver. 3. And ther's womb, and naked shall I re one cried unto another, and said, turn thither: the Lord gave, and Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of the Lord hath taken away; blessed hosts; the whole earth is full of his be the name of the Lord. 2 Sam. xv. glory. Psal. ciii. 20. Bless the Lord, 25. And the king said unto Zadok, ye bis angels that excel in strength, Carry back the ark of God into the that do his commandments, hearcity: If I shall find favour in the kening unto the voice of his word. eyes of the Lord, he will bring me Ver. 21. Bless ye the Lord, all ye again, and shew me both it and his his hosts, ye ministers of his that do habitation. * Ver. 26. But if he his pleasure. Matt. xvii. 10. Take thus say, I have no delight in thee: heed that ye despise not one of behold, here am I, let him do to me these little ones : for I say unto as seemeth good unto bim.
you, That in heaven their angels b Isa. xxxviji. 3. And said, Re. do always behold the face of my member now, O Lord, I beseech Father which is in heaven. thee, how I have walked before 193 h Matt. vi. 11. thee in truth, and with a perfect i Gen. ii. 17. But of the tree of heart, and have done that which is the knowledge of good and evil thou
that neither they of themselves are able to sustain usk, nor we to merit', or by our own industry to procure them "; but prone to desire ", get', and use them unlawfully P: we pray for ourselves and others, that both they and we, waiting upon the providence of God from day to day in the use of lawful means, may, of his free gift, and as to his fatherly: wisdom shall seem best, enjoy a competent portion of them a; and have the same continued and blessed unto us in our holy shalt not eat of it: for in the day by bread only, but by every word that thou eatest thereof thou shalt that proceedeth out of the mouth of surely die. Gen. iii. 17. And unto the Lord doth man live, Adam he said, Because thou hast 1 Gen. xxxii. 10. I am not worthy hearkened unto the voice of thy of the least of all the mercies, and wife, and hast eaten of the tree of of all the truth which thou hast which I commanded thee, saying, shewed unto thy servant:Thou shalt not eat of it; cursed is m Deut. viii. 17. And thou say the ground for thy sake ; in sorrow in thine heart, My power and the shalt thou eat of it all the days of might of my hand bath gotten me thy life. Rom. viii. 20 For the this wealth. Ver. 18. But thou creature was made subject to vani. shalt remember the Lord thy God; ty, not willingly, but by reason of for it is be that giveth thee power to him who hath subjected the same get wealth, that he may establish in hope: Ver. 21. Because the his covenant, wbich he sware unto creature itself also shall be delivered thy fathers, as it is this day. from the bondage of corruption n Jer. vi. 13. For from the least of into the glorious liberty of the them even unto the greatest of children of God. Ver. 22. For we them, every one is given to covet. know that the whole creation groan ousness: and from the prophet even eth, and travaileth in.pain together unto the priest, every one dealeth nntil 1. now. Jer. v. 25. Your ini- falsely. Mark vii. 21. For from quities have turned away these within, out of the heart of men, things, and your sins have with proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, holden good things from you. Dent. fornications, murders, Ver. 22. xxviji. from Ver. 15. to the end of the Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, Chapter. Ver. 15. But it sball come deceit. to pass, ifthou wilt not hearken unto. o Hos. xii. 7. He is a merchant, the voice of the Lord thy God, to the balances of deceit are in his observe to do all his commandments hand: he loveth to oppress. and his statutes, which I command p James iv. 3 Ye ask, and receive thee this day, that all these curses not, because ye ask amiss, that ye shall come upon thee, and overtake may consume it upon your lusts. thee. Ver. 16. Cursed shalt thou be.. q Gen. xliii. 12. And take double in the city, and cursed shalt thou be money in your hand : and the in the field. Ver. 17. Cursed shall money that was brought again in be thy basket and thy store, &c. the mouth of your sacks, carry it
Deut. viii. 3 And he bumbled again in your hand; peradventure thee, and suffered thee to hunger, it was an oversight. Ver. 13. Take and fed thee with manna, which also your brother, and arise, go thou knewest not, neither did thy again unto the man Ver. 14. And fathers know, that he might make God Almighty give you mercy bethee know that man doth not live fore the man. Gen. xxviii. 20.