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That God's children shall have power to mortify

and overcome sin.

“ For sin shall not have dominion over you; for ye are not under the law, but under grace.a

"I will sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be cleansed from all

your

filthiness. “ He will subdue our iniquities.

Every branch that beareth fruit he purgeth it.”

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That the children of God shall live a holy and sanc

tified life. “He shall be like a tree that bringeth forth fruit in his season."

I will put my law into their inward parts. “ The scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.

“ For their sakes sanctify I myself, that they may be sanctified through the truth.

" In holiness and righteousness all the days of our lives.

“The Lord of peace sanctify you throughout. « Faithful is he that hath promised you."

a Rom. vi. 14. Ezek. xxxvi. 25. Mic. vii. 19. John xv. 2. b Psalm i. 3. Jer. xxxi. 33. Hos. xiv. 7. John xvii. 10. Luke i 75. Thes. v. 23, 24.

That they love God.

“I will circumcise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.na

That God will give his children hearts to delight in

all his holy ordinances.

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“ With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought; they shall enter into the king's palace.b

“ Therefore with joy shall they draw waters out of the wells of salvation. "*“ And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things.

“Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer.”

That God will give his children hearts to fear and

serve him.

“They shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the holiness of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.c

a Deut. xxx. 6. b Psalm xlv. 15. Isa. xii. 3. xxv. 6. lvi. 7. lxvi. 12. 13, 14. Zach. viii. 19. c lsa. xxix. 23. Jer. xxx. 9. Luke i. 74.

“They shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king.

“ That we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear.”

That God will give his children hearts to seek him

by prayer.

“He shall call upon me, and I will hear him.

" Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall pray unto me, and I will hear you.

" And ye shall seek me and find me: search for me with all your hearts.

“ I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication.

That God will hear the prayers of his children.

“Call upon me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver thee.b

“He shall call upon me, and I will answer him.

“He will hear thy cry, and will save them.

a Psalm xci. 15. Jer. xxix. 12, 13. Zach. xii. 10. b Psalm 1, 15. xci. 15. cxlv. 19. Isa. Iviii. 9. lxy, 24. Jer. xxix. 13, 14 John xy. 7. Matt. vii. 7.

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“ Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer.

“Before they call, I will answer; and while they are speaking, I will hear.

• He shall seek me and shall find me; when you shall seek, I will be found of you.

“ Ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

“ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find.

“ Whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”

That may persevere in grace. They shall bring forth fruit in their old age.* “ His leaf shall not wither.

“The Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones ; and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring whose waters fail not.'

a Psalm xcii. 14. 1. 3. Isa. lviii u.

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