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Jesus Christ, who gave himself a ransom for all to be testified in due time.
2 Cor. 5: 19. God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself. MAT. 18: 11. The Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth, cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
JOHN 3: 17. God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.
10: 9. By me if any man enter in he shall be saved.
1 COR. 15:21. Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
2 COR. 5: 14. For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: and that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him who died for them, and rose again.
T1 TIM. 1. 15. Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. HEB. 7:25. He is able to save unto the uttermost, all who come unto God by him.
MAT. 18: 10. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones: for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. How think ye ? If a man have a hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray? And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine
which went not astray. Even so it FITNESS OF CHARACTER PROVIDED is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.
BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.
LUKE 13: 34. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not. Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
JOHN 3: 16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begot'ten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world, to condemn the world; but that the world through 'him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the
LUKE 24: 46. Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day; and that repentance and remission of sins might be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
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§ 1. CONVINCING OF SIN.
JOHN 16: 8. When he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.
ACTS 6: 10. They were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit, by which he [Stephen] spake.
§ 2. RENEWING THE HEART. EZEK. 11: 19. I will put a new spirit within you.
36: 26. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you. And I will take away
the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments and do them.
JOHN 3: 5. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
6: 63. It is the Spirit that quickeneth.
Ro. 8: 1. There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of Christ, hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
ZECH. 4: 6. Thus saith the word of the LORD; not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit saith the LORD, shall ye prevail.
12:10. I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplication.
MAT. 3: 11. He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
Ps. 51: 11. Take not thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joys of thy salvation, and uphold me by thy free spirit: then will I teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
JOHN 7: 37. If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink. He that believeth on me, as the Scripture hath said, Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But this spake he of the Spirit, which they who believed on him should receive; for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because Jesus was not yet glorified.
14: 14. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my commandments: and I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but yex know him; for he dwelleth with 25.
AND UPHOLDING THE CHRISTIAN.
§ 3. ENLIGHTENING, SANCTIFYING, you, and shall be in you. These things ha I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
15: 26. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you
2 COR. 3: 3. Ye are the epistle of Christ, written with the Spirit of the Living God, ... in fleshly tables of the heart.
GAL. 3: 3. Having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by
the flesh ?
TI. 3: 5. God, according to his mercy saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
1 PET. 1: 22. Ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit.
COL. 2: 13. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses.
MAT. 26: 28. This is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many, for the remission of
to hide me. Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy Spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
NEH. 9:20. Thou gavest thy good spirit to instruct them.
Ps. 143: 9. Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee
ISA. 32: 14. The palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left... until the Spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field ... then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field: and the work of righteousness shall be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever.
from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me.
16: 8. It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they believe not on me; of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of tru is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.
TACTS 1:5. John truly baptized with water, but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
2:1. When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting... And they were filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
10: 44. While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost, for they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.
ROM. 5: 3. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts, by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the Spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs: heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
ACTS 9: 31. The churches, walking in the fear of God, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
8:9. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now, if
which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
3:16. Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy: for the temple of God is holy; which temple ye are.
6:11. But ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 19. What! know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
tongues; to another, the interpretation of tongues. But all these worketh that one and the self-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
T 12: 3. No man, speaking by the Spirit of God, calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit: and there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another, the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another, faith by the same Spirit; to another, the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another, the working of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, discerning of spirits; to another, divers kinds of
2 COR. 1: 22. God hath sealed us, and given us the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
3: 18. 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, as by the Spirit of the Lord.
GAL. 5: 5. We, through the Spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. 16. Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lusts of the flesh, for the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary. 22. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temper
6: 8. He that soweth to the flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption. He that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
EPH. 1 13. Ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise.
2: 18. We have access by one Spirit unto the Father. 22. Ye are built up, an habitation of God through the Spirit.
3: 16. God grant you to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man.
5: 9. The fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth.
PHIL. 2: 1. If there be any fellowship of the Spirit... be ye likeminded.
2 THESS. 2: 13. God hath chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.
1 Pet. 1: 2. Elect, according_to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit unto obedience.
1 JOHN 3: 24. We know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
REV. 1: 10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day.
§ 4. THE SPIRIT MAY BE RESISTED.
ISA. 63: 10. They rebelled and
vexed his Holy Spirit; therefore he was turned to be their enemy.
ZECH. 7: 12. They made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of Hosts sent in his Spirit by the former prophets.
Acts 7: 51. Ye do always resist the Holy Ghost.
EPH. 4: 30. Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
1 THESS. 5: 19. Quench not the Spirit.
HEB. 3: 7. The Holy Ghost saith, To-day if ye will hear his voice harden not your hearts.
REV. 22: 17. The Spirit and the bride say come.
HEB. 6: 4. It is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gifts, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted of the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come; if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance.
HEB. 10: 28. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses. Of how much sorer punishment shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified an unholy thing, and hath done despite to the spirit of grace.
MEANS OF GRACE.
MAT. 7: 24. Therefore whosoev
er HEARETH THESE SAYINGS OF MINE
AND DOETH THEM, I will liken him unto a wise man that built his house upon a rock. ... Every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, that built his house upon the sand.
the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
JOHN 8: 31. If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed: and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
LUKE 8: 11. The seed is the word of God. Those by the wayside are those that hear; then cometh the devil and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. That on
12: 48. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
17:11. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. And now come I to thee, and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou_shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
T Acts 17: 11. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. Therefore many of them believed; also of honorable women which were Greeks, and of men not a few.
ROм. 1: 16. For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew