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7: 39. But this spake he of the said unto him, we have not so much Spirit, which they who believed in as heard whether there be any Holy him should receive: for the Holy Ghost. Ghost was not yet given.
8: 15. Who prayed for them that 6: 63. It is the Spirit that quick- | they might receive the Holy Ghost. eneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: 9: 31. Walking in the fear of the the words that I speak unto you, Lord, and in the comfort of the Hothey are spirit, and they are life. ly Ghost, were multiplied.
14: 16. I will pray the Father, 10: 44. The Holy Ghost fell on and he shall give you another Com- all them that heard.
forter, that he may abide with you 13: 4. Being sent forth by the X forever. - 26. But the Comforter, Holy Ghost.
which is the Holy Ghost, whom the 29: 25. And when they agreed Father will send in my name, he not among themselves, they deshall teach you all things, and bring parted, after that Paul had spoall things to your remembrance. ken one word, Well spake the Holy
15 : 26. But when the Com- Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto forter is come, whom I will send our fathers, saying, Go unto this unto you from the Father, even the people, and say, hearing ye shall spirit of truth, which proceedeth hear, and shall not understand ; and from the Father, he shall testify of seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:
for the heart of this people is waxed Acts 1: 4. And being assembled gross, and their ears are dull of heartogether with them, commanded ing, and their eyes have they closed ; them that they should not depart lest they should see with their eyes, from Jerusalem, but wait for the and hear with their ears, and underpromise of the Father, which, saith stand with their heart, and should he, ye have heard of me: for John be converted, and I should heal them. truly baptized with water; but ye Rom. 8: 26. Likewise the Spirit shall be baptized with the Holy | also helpeth our infirmities: for we Ghost not many days hence. – 8. know not what we should pray for But ye shall receive power, after as we ought: but the Spirit itself that the Holy Ghost is come upon maketh intercession for us with
X х you.
groanings which cannot be uttered. 16 : 6. They were forbidden And he that searcheth the hearts of the Holy Ghost to preach the knoweth what is the mind of the word in Asia, they assayed to go Spirit, because he maketh intercesinto Bithynia; but the Spirit suf- sion for the saints, according to the fered them not.
will of God. 2: 3. And there appeared unto 15: 16. Being sanctified by the x them cloven tongues, like as of fire, Holy Ghost. and it sat upon each of them, and 1 Cor. 2: 4. And my speech and they were all filled with the Holy my preaching was not with enticing Ghost, and began to speak with words of man's wisdom, but in deother tongues, as the Spirit gave monstration of the Spirit and in them utterance.
2: 10. But God hath revealed 1 5:3. Why hath Satan filled them unto us by his Spirit: for the thy heart to lie to the Holy Ghost? Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the X
Thou hast not lied unto man, but deep things of God. For what man unto God.
knoweth the things of a man, save 6: 5. They chose Stephen, a man the Spirit of man which is in him? full of the Holy Ghost.
even so the things of God knoweth 7:51. Ye do always resist the no man, but the Spirit of God. Now Holy Ghost.
we have received, not the spirit of 19: 1. And it came to pass, that the world, but the Spirit which is of while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul God; that we might know the things having passed through the upper that are freely given to us of God. coasts, came to Ephesus ; and find- Which things also we speak, not in ing certain disciples, he said unto the words which man's wisdom them, have ye received the Holy teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost Ghost since ye believed? And they | teacheth, comparing spiritual things
with spiritual. But the natural man Titus 3: 5. According to his mer receiveth not the things of the Spirit cy he saved us, . by the renewing of of God.
the Holy Ghost. 2 Cor. 5: 5. He that hath wrought Heb. 10: 15. The Holy Ghost us for the self-same thing is God, also is a witness to us. who hath also given us the earnest Rev. 2: 7. He that hath an ear of the Spirit.
let him hear what the Spirit saith Eph. 1:19. In whom also after unto the churches. ye believed, ye were sealed with 1:10. I was in the Spirit on the that Holy Spirit of promise, which i Lord's day. is the earnest of our inheritance. 22: 17. The Spirit and the Bride
4: 30. And grieve not the Holy say come. Spirit of God, whereby ye are seal- i JOHN 5: 7. There are three ed unto the day of redemption. that bear record in heaven, the
I 'Thess. 5: 19. Quench not the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit.
Ghost, and these three are one.
SECOND GENERAL TOPIC.
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.
56: 1. Thus saith the LORD,
66: 1. &c. &c. A REVELATION FROM GOD. Jer. 23: 28. The prophet that
hath a dream, let him tell a dream;
and he that hath my word, let him § 1. ASSERTED BY THE WRITERS.
spe my word faithfully. What is
the chaff to the wheat? saith the Deut. 4: 9. Teach thy sons. Lord. Is not my word like as a fire? Specially the day that thou stoodest saith the Lord; and like a hammer before the Lord in Horeb; when that breaketh the rock in pieces? the LORD said unto me, gather the John 12; 49. For I have not
spopeople together, and I will make ken of myself ; but the Father which them hear my words, that they may sent me, he gave me commandlearn to fear me, all the days that ment what I should say, and what I they shall live upon the earth. —33. should speak. Whatsoever I speak, Did ever people hear the voice of therefore, even as the Father said God, speaking out of the midst of unto me, so I speak. the fire, as thou hast heard, and live? Rom. 3: 1. What advantage then
Isa. 6: S. And I heard the voice hath the Jew? much every way; of the Lord, saying, whom shall I chiefly that unto them were commitsend, and who will go for us? then ted the oracles of God. gaid I, here am I, send me. And he 15: 4. Whatsoever things were said, Go and tell this people. written before, were written for our 8: 1. Moreover the Lord said learning.
1 Cor. 2: 4. My preaching was 8: 5. The LORD spake also unto not with enticing words of man's me, saying
wisdom, but in demonstration of the Ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, Spirit and in power.
and the flesh of your daughters shall 2 Tim. 3:16. All scripture is giv-ye eat.
31. And I will make your en by inspiration of God.
cities waste, and bring your sanctua2 Pet. 1: 21. Prophecy came not ries even unto desolation. - 33. And in old time by the will of man, but I will scatter you among the heathholy men of God spake as they were en, and will draw out a sword after moved by the Holy Ghost.
you; and your land shall be desolate. Heb. 1: 1. God, who at sundry Jer. 25: 8.' Therefore thus saith times and in divers manners spake the Lord of hosts ; because ye have unto the fathers by the prophets, not heard my words, behold, I will hath in these last days spoken unto send and take all the families of the us by his Son.
north, saith the Lord, and Nebu2: 3. How shall we escape, if we chadnezzar the king of Babylon, my neglect so great salvation, which at servant, and will bring them against the first began to be spoken by the this land, and against the inhabitants Lord, and was confirmed unto us thereof, and against all these naa by them that heard him ; God also tions round about, and will utterly bearing them witness by signs and destroy them, and make them an wonders, and gifts of the Holy astonishment, and an hissing, and Ghost.
perpetual desolations. Moreover, I 1 Pet. 1: 25. The word of the will take from them the voice of Lord endureth forever ; and this is mirth, and the voice of gladness, the the word which by the gospel is voice of the bridegroom, and the preached unto you.
voice of the bride, the sound of the Gal. 1: 11. I certify you, breth- millstones, and the light of the canren, that the gospel which is preach- dle. And this whole land shall be a ed of me is not after man. For I desolation, and an astonishment; neith received it of man, neither and these nations shall serve the was I taught it but by the revelation king of Babylon seventy years. And of Jesus Christ.
it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that
nation, saith the LORD, for their ini§ 2. SHOWN FROM PROPHECY. quity, and the land of the Chaldeans,
and will make it perpetual desolaDeut. 18: 22. When a prophet tions. speaketh in the name of the Lord, 46 : 28. Fear thou not, O Jaif the thing follow not, nor come to cob my servant, saith the LORD ; for pass, that is the thing which the I am with thee ; for I will make a Lord hath not spoken.
full end of all the nations whither I
have driven thee: but I will not make I. Predictions relative to the Jews. a full end of thee, but correct thee
in measure; yet will I not leave thee Deut. 4: 27. The LORD shall wholly unpunished. scatter you among all nations, and Deut. 28 : 64. The Lord shall ye shall be left few in number
among scatter you among all people, from the heathen, whither the Lord shall the one end of the earth, even unto lead you. But if from thence, thou the other. And among these nations seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt shalt thou find no ease, neither shall find him, if thou seek him with all the sole of thy foot have rest ; thy life thy heart, and with all thy soul. shall hang in doubt before thee, and
Lev. 26: 14. If ye will not hear- thou shalt fear day and night. ken unto me, and will not do all Mat. 24: 2. Verily I say unto these commandments. - 16. I will you, there shall not be left here one appoint over you terror, consump- stone upon another that shall not be tion, and the burning ague, and ye thrown down. - 7. Nation shall rise shall be slain before your enemies, against nation, and kingdom against your land shall not yield her in- kingdom ; and there shall be fam
- 26. When I have broken ines, and earthquakes, and pestilenthe staff of your bread ; ten women ces, in divers places; all these are shall bake your bread in one oven. the beginning of sorrows. Thon
shall they deliver you up to be af- moon shall not cause her light to flicted, and shall kill you, and ye shine. And I will punish the world shall be hated of all nations for my for their evil, and the wicked for name's sake. And then shall many be their'iniquity; and I will cause the offended, and shall betray one anoth- arrogancy of the proud to cease,
and er, and shall hate one another, and will lay low the haughtiness of the because iniquity shall abound, the terrible. I will make a man more love of many shall wax cold. When precious than fine gold; even a man ye, therefore, shall see the abomina- than the golden wedge of Ophir. tion of desolation, spoken of by Dan- | Therefore I will shake the heavens, iel the prophet, stand in the holy and the earth shall remove out of place, then let them which be in Ju- her place, in the wrath of the LORD dea flee into the mountains.
of hosts, and in the day of his fierce Jer. 29: 10. For thus saith the anger. And it shall be as the chased LORD, that after seventy years be ac- roe, and as a sheep that no man tacomplished at Babylon I will visit keth up: they shall every man turn you, and perform my good word to- to his own people, and flee every ward you, in causing you to re
one into his own land. Every one turn to this place. For I know the that is found shall be thrust through; thoughts that I think toward you, and every one that is joined unto saith the Lord.
them shall fall by the sword. Their [See Josephus, Buck, &c.] children also shall be dashed to pie
ces before their eyes ; their houses II. Prophecies of Babylon. shall be spoiled, and their wives rav
ished. Behold, I will stir up the Isa. 18: 1. The burden of Baby- Medes against them, which shall not lon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz regard silver ; and as for gold, they did see.
Lift ye up a banner upon shall not delight in it. Their bows the high mountain, exalt the voice also shall dash the young men to pieunto them, shake the hand, that they ces; and they shall have no pity on may go into the gates of the nobles. the fruit of the womb; their eye I have commanded my sanctified shall not spare children. And Babyones, I have also called my mighty lon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauones for mine anger, even them that ty of the Chaldee's excellency, shall rejoice in my highness. The noise of be as when God overthrew Sodom a multitude in the mountains, like as ana Gomorrah. It shall never be inof a great people; a tumultuous noise habited, neither shall it be dwelt in of the kingdoms of nations gathered from generation to generation: neitogether, the LORD of hosts muster- ther shall the Arabian pitch tent eth the host of the battle. They there: neither shall the shepherds come from a far country, from the make their fold there. But wild end of heaven, even the LORD, and beasts of the desert ghall lie there; the weapons of his indignation, to and their houses shall be full of doledestroy the whole land. Howl ye ; ful creatures ; and owls shall dwell for the day of the Lord is at hand; there, and satyrs shall dance there. it shall come as a destruction from And the wild beasts of the islands the Almighty: Therefore shall all thall cry in their desolate houses, hands be faint, and every man's and dragons in their pleasant palaheart shall melt: and they shall be ces: and her time is near to come, afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take and her days shall not be prolonged. hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they | 14: 1. For the LORD will have shall be amazed one at another; mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose their faces shall be as flames. Be- Israel, and set them in their own hold, the day of the LORD cometh, land: and the strangers shall be joincruel both with wrath and fierce an- ed with them, and they shall cleave ger, to lay the land desolate: and he to the house of Jacob. And the
peoshall destroy the sinners thereof out ple shall take them, and bring them of it. For the stars of heaven and to their place: and the house of Isthe constellations thereof shall not rael shall possess them in the land of give their light: the sun shall be the Lord for servants and handdarkened in his going forth, and the maids: and they shall take them cartives, whose captives they were ; and Thou shalt not be joined with them they shall rule over their oppressors. in burial, because thou hast destroyAnd it shall come to pass in the day ed thy land, and slain thy people: that the LORD shall give thee rest the seed of evil doers shall never be from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, renowned. Prepare slaughter for his and from the hard bondage wherein children for the iniquity of their fathou wast made to serve, that thou thers; that they do not rise nor posshalt take up this proverb against sess the land, nor fill the face of the the king of Babylon, and say, How world with cities. For I will rise up hath the oppressor ceased! the gol- against them, saith the Lord of den city ceased! the Lord hath bro- hosts, and cut off from Babylon the ken the staff of the wicked, and the name, and remgant, and son, and sceptre of the rulers. He who smote nephew, saith the Lord. I will also the people in wrath with a continual make it a possession for the bittern, stroke, he that ruled the nations in and pools of water: and I will sweep anger, is persecuted, and none hin- it with the besom of destruction, dereth. The whole earth is at rest, saith the Lord of hosts. The Lord and is quiet: they break forth into of hosts hath sworn, saying, surely singing. Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at as I have thought, so shall it come to thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, pass, and as I have purposed, so shall saying, Since thou art laid down, it stand: that I will break the Assyrno feller is come up against us. Hell ian in my land, and upon my mounfrom beneath is moved for thee to tains tread him under foot: then shall meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth his yoke depart from off them, and up the dead for thee, even all the his burden depart from off their chief ones of the earth ; it hath rais- shoulders. This is the purpose that ed up from their thrones all the kings is purposed upon the whole earth: of the nations. All they shall speak, and this is the hand that is stretched and say unto thee, Art thou also be- out upon all the nations. For the come weak as we? art thou become Lord of hosts hath purposed, and like unto us? Thy pomp is brought who shall disannul it? and his hand down to the grave, and the noise of is stretched out, and who shall turn thy viols: the worm is spread under it back? thee, and the worms cover thee. [See an excellent article in the How art thou fallen from heaven, 0 Encyclopedia of Religious KnowlLucifer, son of the morning! how art edge, page 161, on Babel and thou cut down to the ground, which Babylon.”] didst weaken the nations for thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend III. Predictions of the Messiah. into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also Gen. 49: 10. The sceptre shall upon the mount of the congregation, not depart from Judah, nor a lawin the sides of the north: I will ascend giver from between his feet till Shiabove the heights of the clouds ; I loh come; and unto him shall the will be like the Most High. Yet thou gathering of the people be. shalt be brought down to hell, to the Ps. 2:7. The LORD hath said unto sides of the pit. They that see thee me, Thou art my Son, this day shall narrowly look upon thee, and have I begotten thee. consider thee, saying, Is this the man 16: 10. Thou wilt not leave my that made the earth to tremble, that soul in hell: neither wilt thou suffer did shake kingdoms; that made the thy Holy One to see corruption. world as a wilderness, and destroyed 22:1. My God, my God! why the cities thereof; that opened not hast thou forsaken me !-- 7. All the house of his prisoners? all the they that see me, laugh me to scorn. kings of the nations, even all of them, They shoot out the lip; they shake lie in glory, every one in his own the head, saying, He trusted on house. But thou art cast out of thy the LORD that he would deliver him. grave like an abominable branch, Let him deliver him seeing he deand as the raiment of those that are lighted in him. — 18. They part my slain, thrust through with a sword, garments among them, and cast lots that go down to the stones of the upon my vesture, pit ; as a carcass trodden under feet. 69:9. The zeal of thine house hath