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principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Eph. vi. 16. Take the shield of faith wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

Jam. iv. 7. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 Pet. v. 8. Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the der vil, as a roaring lion walketh about seeking whom he may devour.

Ver. 9. Whom resist stedfast in the faith.

Jude ver. 9. Michael the archangel said, the Lord rebuke thee, Satan. Zech. iii. 2.

CH A P. III.
GOD'S GOVERNMENT.

1. HE is the king, ruler and governor of the world, having a throne', kingdom, dominion, government. 2 Kings xix. 15. Thou art the God of all the kingdoms of the earth.

2 Chron. xxix. 11. Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, and thou art exalted as head above all. Matt. vi. 13.

xx. 6. Art thou not God in heaven, and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen, and in thine hand is there not power, and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?

Job. xxv. 2. Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high places.

Ps. X. 16 The Lord is King for ever and ever.

xi. 4. The Lord's throne is in heaven, his eyes behold, his eye-lids try the children of men.

xxii. 28. The kingdom is the Lord's, and he is the governor among the nations.

xlv. 6. Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever, the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

xlvii. 2. The Lord most high, is a great King over all the earth.

Ver. 8. God reigneth over the heathen, God sitteth on the throne of his holiness.

Ixvi. 7. He ruleth by his power for ever, his eyes behold the na. tions.

Ixxxix. 14. Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne. xcv. 2. The Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

xcvii. 9. Clouds and darkness are round about him, righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

cïïi. 19. The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom ruleth over all.

cxlv. 13. Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy domi. nion endureth throughout all generations.

Prov, viii. 16. By me princes rule even all the nobles of the earth.

Isa. xxxvii. 16. Thou art God, even thou alone, of all the king. doms of the earth. Ch. vi. 5. The king, the Lord of hosts.

Ixvi. 1. The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. Jer. X. 10, The Lord, be is the true God, he is the living God,

and an everlasting King, at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

Dan. iy. 3. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation. Ver. 34.

vi. 26. He is the living God and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom is that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end. Ch. vii. 14, 27.

I Tim. vi. 15. He is the blessed and only potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords.

II. God is the law-girer. Isa. xxxiii. 22. The Lord is our law-giver, the Lord is our king.

Jam. iv. 12. He is the one law-giver, who is able to save and to destroy.

III. God is the judge of the earth. Gen. xviii. 25. The judge of all the earth. Ps. xciv. 2. Heb. xii. 23.

Deut. x.ji. 16. The Lord shall judge his pcople. Eccl. ii. 17. He shall judge the righteous and the wicked. ;

1 Sam. ii. 10. The Lord shall judge the ends of the earth.
Ps. ix. 4. Thou sittest in the throne judging right.
i. 6. God is judge himself. Ps. Ixxvi. 8.

xcvi. 13. He shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

COUNSELS OF GOD.

IV. God hath his counsels. Ps. xxxiii. 11. The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, and the thoughts of his heart to all generations, Prov. xix. 21.

Prov. viii. 14. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom, I have under. standing.

Isa. xxv. 1. Thy counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.

xxviii. 29. The Lord of hosts is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working. Jer. xxxii. 19.

xl. 14. With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him? Ver. 17. All nations before him are as nothing. xlvi. 10. My counsel shall stand, I will do all my pleasure.

Jer. xxxii. 19. The Lord of hosts, great in counsel and mighty in work.

Acts ii. 23. Jesus was delivered by the determinate counsel, and forc-knowledge of God.

iv. 27. Against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and people of Israel, were gathered together.

Ver. 28. For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

Heb. vi. 17. God willing to shew the immutability of his counsel, confirmed (his promise) by an oath.

V. Purpose of God. Jer. li. 29. Every purpose of God, shall be performed. See purposes of God, concerning particular nations. Isa. xiv. 24, 27. xix: 12.-xxiii. 9.-xlvi. 11.-xlix. 20.

Rom. viii. 28. All things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

ix. 11. That the purpose of God according to election might stand. Ver. 12. It was said the eldest brother should serve the younger.

Ver. 17. Concerning Pharoah God said, for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee.

Eph. i. 11. In Christ we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated, according to the purpose of him who worketh all things, after the counsel of his own will.

iii. 11. According to the eternal purpose, which God purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

2 Tim. i. 9. God hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose, and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus, before the world be- ' gan.

WILL OF GOD. VI. God doth will. Job xxiii. 13. He is of one mind, and who can tum him ? and what his soul desireth that he doth. Ps. xxxiii. 11.

Dan. iv. 35. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing, and he doth according to his will, in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, what doest thou ? Job. xxxiii. 13.

Isa. xlvi. 10. My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. lv. Il. My word shall accomplish that which I please.

VII. Determinations of God. Job xiv. 5. Man's days are determined, the number of his months are with thee, thou hast appointed the bounds that he cannot pass. Ver. 14. Acts xvii. 26.

Isa. x. 23. The Lord God of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined in the midst of all the land. Ch. xxviii. 22. Zeph. iii. 8.

Dan. ix. 24. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon thy holy city, to finish transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy. Ver. 26, 27.

xi. 36. That that is determined shall be done.

Zeph. iü. 8. My determination is to gather the nations, to pour upon them mine indignation.

Matt. xxvi. 24. The Son of man goeth as it is determined of him. Acts iv. 28.

ORDINATIONS OF GOD. VIII. Ordination, things ordained of God. Ps. cxxxii. 17. I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

Jer. i. 5. I ordained thee to be a prophet to the nations. 2 Tim. ii. 7.

Hab. ii. 12. Thou hast ordained them, (the enemy,) for judgment, and, O mighty God, thou hast ordained them for correction.

xv. 16. Jesus said, I have ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit. Eph. ii. 10.

Acts i. 21, 22. Of those men must one be ordained, a witness with us, of Christ's resurrection.

72 Decrees of God-Predestination Election. Chap. III.

Acts i. 23. And the apostles appointed two, Joseph and Matthias.

Ver. 24. And they prayed, and said, thou Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen ;

Ver. 25. That he may take part of this ministry.

Ver. 26. And they gave forth the lots, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Jude ver. 14. There are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of God into lasciviousness, &c.

DECREES OF GOD. IX. Decrees, things decreed of God. Job xxviii. 26. He made a decree for the rain. Ps. cxlviii. 6.

xxxviii. 10. He broke up for the sea his decreed place, and set bars and doors. Prov. viii. 29. Jer. v. 22.

Dan. iv. 24. This is the decree of the most high God, that is come upon the king.

Zeph. ii. 2. Before the decree break forth, before the day of the Lord's anger come upon you.

X. Appointments, things appointed of God. 2 Sam. xvii. 4. The Lord had appointed to defeat the counsels of Ahitophel. Job vii. 1. Is there not an appointed time for man upon the earth?

are not his days like the days of an hireling. Ch. xiv. 5, 14. Prov. viii. 29. He appointed the foundations of the earth. Dan. viii. 19. At the time appointed, the end shall be. Ch. xi. 27,

35.

Mic. vi. 9. He hath appointed the rod.. .
Hab. ii. 3. The vision is for an appointed time.
Luke xxii. 29. He appointed unto Christ a kingdom.

Acts xvii. 31. He hath appointed a day, in which he will judge the world by Jesus Christ.

Gal. iv. 4. When the fulness of time was come, God sent forth his Son made of a woman.

I Pet ii. 8. Christ is a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient, whereunto also they were appointed. Jude ver. 4.

PREDESTINATION. XI. Predestination. Things predestinated of God. Rom. ix. 16. Whom God did foreknow, he did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Şon, that he might be the first born among many brethren.

Ver. 30. Moreover whom did he predestinate, them he also called, and whom he called, them he also justified, and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Eph. i. 5. God having predestinated us to the adoption of children, by Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will.

Ver. 11. In him we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him, who worketh all things according to the counsel of his will. Ver. 12. That we should be to the praise of his glory.

ELECTION. XII. Election of the Jews. Neh. ix. 7. Thou art the Lord, the God

who didst choose Abram, and brought him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham.

Neh. ix. 8. And madest a covenant with him. Compare Gen. xi. 51.-xii. 1, 2, 3. Acts xiii. 17.

Deut. iv, 37. Because the Lord loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out of Egypt.

vii. 6 The Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people, unto himself, above all the people that are upon the face of the earth. Ch, xiv. 2.

Ver. 7. The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people, (for ye were the fewest of all the people :)

Ver. 8. But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath, which he had sworn to your fathers. Ch. x. 15.

1 Kings iii. 8. Thy servant is in the midst of thy people, whom thou hast chosen.

1 Chron. xvi 13. O ye seed of Israel, his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen ones.

Ver. 14. He is the Lord your God. Ps. cv. 6,7.

Ps. xxxiii. 12. Blessed is the nation, whose God is the Lord, and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

Ixv. 4. Blessed is the man whom thou chusest and causest to approach unto thee, that he may dwell in thy courts.

cv. 43. The Lord brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness.

cvi. 4. Remember me, O Lord, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people ; 0 visit me, with thy salvation.

Ver. 5. That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.

cxxxii. 13. The Lord hath chosen Zion, he hath desired it for his habitation.

Ver. 15. I will abundantly bless her provision, &c. Ps. Ixxviii. 68.

CXX XV. 4. The Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

Isa. xiv. 1. The Lord will yet choose Israel, and set him in his own land. Ch. xlxix. 7. Zech. i. 17.-ii. 12.

xli. 8. Thou Israel art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen. Ver. 9. I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.

xliii. 20. I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desart, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

xliv. 2. Thus saith the Lord that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee, fear not, O Jacob, my servant, and Jeshurun whom I have chosen.

Ver. 3. For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground, I will pour my Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.

Ver. 4. And they shall spring up, &c.

xlv. 4. For Jacob my scrvant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have called thee by thy name (Cyrus,) I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known mc.

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