« ПредишнаНапред »
7:39. But this spake he of the Spirit, which they who believed in him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given.
6: 63. It is the Spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
14: 16. will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever. 26. 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.
15: 26. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of
ACTS 1: 4. And being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me: for John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.-8. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon
16 6. They were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia, ... they assayed to go into Bithynia; but the Spirit suffered them not.
said unto him, we have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. 8: 15. Who prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Ghost. 9: 31. Walking in the fear of the LORD, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
10: 44. The Holy Ghost fell on all them that heard.
13: 4. Being sent forth by the Holy Ghost.
28: 25. And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, saying, Go unto this people, and say, hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive: for the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
19: 1. And it came to pass, that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts, came to Ephesus; and finding certain disciples, he said unto them, have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they
ROM. 8: 26. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with X groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints, according to the will of God.
15: 16. Being sanctified by the x Holy Ghost.
1 COR. 2: 4. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and in
2: 10. 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.
2 COR. 5: 5. He that hath wrought us for the self-same thing is God, who hath also given us the earnest of the Spirit.
EPH. 1: 15. In whom also after ye believed, ye were sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance.
4: 30. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
1 THESS. 5: 19. Quench not the Spirit.
TITUS 3: 5. According to his mer cy he saved us,. by the renewing of the Holy Ghost.
SECOND GENERAL TOPIC.
A REVELATION FROM GOD.
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.
§ 1. ASSERTED BY THE WRITERS.
DEUT. 4 9. Teach thy sons. Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD in Horeb; when the LORD said unto me, gather the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me, all the days that they shall live upon the earth. -33. Did ever people hear the voice of God, speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
ISA. 6: 8. And I heard the voice of the LORD, saying, whom shall I send, and who will go for us? then said I, here am I, send me. And he said, Go and tell this people.
8: 1. Moreover the LORD said
8: 5. The LORD spake also unto me, saying,
HEB. 10: 15. The Holy Ghost also is a witness to us.
REV. 2: 7. He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
1: 10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day.
22: 17. The Spirit and the Bride say come.
1 JOHN 5: 7. There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one.
Thus saith the LORD,
66: 1. &c. &c.
Jer. 23: 28. The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD. Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?
JOHN 12: 49. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me commandment what I should say, and what I should speak. Whatsoever I speak, therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
ROM. 3: 1. What advantage then hath the Jew? much every way; chiefly that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
15: 4. Whatsoever things were written before, were written for our learning.
1 COR. 2: 4. My preaching was not with enticing words of man's
wisdom, but in demonstration of the
2 Tim. 3: 16. All scripture is giv-
2 Pet. 1: 21. Prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
HEB. 1: 1. God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son.
2: 3. How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard m; God also bearing them witness by signs and wonders, and gifts of the Holy Ghost.
1 Pet. 1: 25. The word of the Lord endureth forever; and this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
GAL. 1:11. I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which is preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
§ 2. SHOWN FROM PROPHECY.
DEUT. 18: 22. When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken.
I. Predictions relative to the Jews.
DEUT. 4: 27. The LORD shall scatter you among all nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. But if from thence, thou seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.
Ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.-31. And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries even unto desolation.-33. And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you, and your land shall be desolate,
Jer. 25: 8. Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; because ye have not heard my words, behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations. Moreover, I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle. And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. And 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 iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.
46 28. Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD; for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.
DEUT. 28 64. The LORD shall scatter you among all people, from the one end of the earth, even unto the other. And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest; thy life shall hang in doubt before thee, and thou shalt fear day and night.
LEV. 26: 14. If ye not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments.-16. I will appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, and ye shall be slain before your enemies, your land shall not yield her in26. When I have broken the staff of your bread; ten women
MAT. 24: 2. Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down.-7. Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and earthquakes, and pestilences, in divers places; all these are
shall bake your bread in one oven. the beginning of sorrows. Then
shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you, and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another, and because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. When ye, therefore, shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains.
moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land. Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword. Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children. And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldee's excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there: neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there. And the wild beasts of the islands thall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
JER. 29: 10. For thus saith the LORD, that after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD.
[See Josephus, Buck, &c.]
II. Prophecies of Babylon.
Isa. 13: 1. The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see. Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles. I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness. The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered together, the LORD of hosts mustereth the host of the battle. They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land. Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt: and they shall be afraid: : pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the
T 14: 1. For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob. And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them cap
tives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors. And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve, that thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! the LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth. The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing. Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us. Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All they shall speak, and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! for thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; will be like the Most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; that made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? all the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcass trodden under feet.
Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evil doers shall never be renowned. Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities. For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD. I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts. The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand: that I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders. This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this is the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations. For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
[See an excellent article in the Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, page 161, on "Babel and Babylon."]
III. Predictions of the Messiah.
GEN. 49: 10. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet till Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
Ps. 2:7. The LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
16: 10. Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell: neither wilt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.
22: 1. My God, my God! why hast thou forsaken me !-7. AİL they that see me, laugh me to scorn. They shoot out the lip; they shake the head, saying, He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him. Let him deliver him seeing he delighted in him.-18. They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
69: 9. The zeal of thine house hath