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ministering spirits, sent forth to will I give thee, if thou wilt fall minister for them who shall be heirs down and worship me. Then saith of salvation?
Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Gen. 24: 40. And he (Abraham) Satan! for it is written, Thou shalt said unto me, The Lord before worship the LORD thy God, and him whom I walk will send his angel only shalt thou serve. Then the with thee and prosper thy way,
Devil leaveth him, and behold, 48: 15. God, which fed me all angels came and ministered unto my life long, unto this day; the him. angel which redeemed me from all 12: 43. When the unclean Spirit evil, bless the lads.
has gone out of a man he walketh Ps. 34: 7. The angel of the through dry places seeking rest and Lord encampeth round about them findeth none, : . . he goeth and that fear him, and delivereth them. taketh with himself seven other
91: 11. He shall give his angels spirits more wicked than himself. charge over thee, to keep thee in all 13: 38. The tares are the chilthy ways. They shall bear thee up dren of the wicked one, the enemy in their hands, .lest at any time thou that sowed them is the Devil. dash thy foot against a stone.
1 Chron. 21: 1. Satan stood up Dan. 6: 22. My God hath sent against Israel and provoked David his angel and hath shut the lions' to number Israel. mouths, that they have not hurt me. LUKE 22: 31. Satan hath desired
MAT. 4: 11. Angels came and to have thee that he might sift thee ministered unto him (Christ).
as wheat. LUKE 22: 43. There appeared John 6: 70. Have not I chosen an angel unto him from heaven, you twelve, and one of you is a strengthening him.
devil? 2. Evil Spirits.
T 13: 27. After the sop, Satan
entered into him. MAT, 4: 1. Then was Jesus led
S: 44. Ye are of your father, up of the Spirit into the wilderness, i the Devil. to be tempted of the Devil. And Acts 5: 3. Why hath Satan when he had fasted forty days and filled thy heart, to lie to the Holy forty nights, he was afterwards an Ghost? hungered.
Eph. 2: 2. In time past ye walkAnd when the Tempter came to ed according to the course of this him, he said, if thou be the Son of world, according to the prince of the God, command that these stones be power of the air ; the spirit that made bread. But he answered and now worketh in the children of dissaid, It is written, Man shall not obedience. live by bread alone, but by every
1 Thess. 3: 5. For this cause. word that proceedeth out of the I sent to know your faith, lest by mouth of God.
some means the tempter have temptThen the Devil taketh him up ed you, and our labor be in vain. into the holy city, and setteth him i Tim. 5: 15. Some are already on a pinnacle of the temple, and turned aside after Satan. saith unto him, If thou be the Son Rev. 12 : 9. The great dragon of God, cast thyself down, for it is was cast out, that old serpent, called written,
the Devil and Satan, which deceiv
eth the whole world. He shall give his angels charge concerning thee:
Mar. 13: 19.
When any one And in their hands they shall bear thee up. Lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a heareth the word of the kingdom,
and understandeth it not, then comJesus said unto him, It is written eth the wicked one and catcheth again, Thou shalt not tempt the away that which was sown in his LORD thy God.
heart. Again the Devil taketh him up Luke 8: 12. The Devil taketh into an exceeding high mountain, away the word out of their hearts and showeth him all the kingdoms lest they should believe and be of the world, and the glory of them, saved. and saith unto him, All these things 2 Cor. 4: 4. The god of this
world hath blinded the minds of them finished, bringeth forth death. Do that believe not.
not err, my beloved brethren. 12: 7. Lest I should be exalted 4: 7. Resist the Devil and he above measure, :
there was given will flee from you. Draw nigh to to me a thorn in the flesh, the mes- God, and he will draw nigh to you. senger of Satan, to buffet me.
1 Peter 1: 6. Though now for 2 Thess. 2: 9. The coming of a season, (if need be) ye are in the man of sin is after the working heaviness through manifold temptaof Satan, with all power and signs tions; that the trial of your faith, and lying wonders, and with all beiny much more precious than of deceivableness of unrighteousness in gold that perisheth, though it be them that perish.
tried with fire, might be found unto 1 Tim. 4: 1. Some shall depart praise, and honor, and glory, at the from the faith giving heed to seduc- appearing of Jesus Christ. ing Spirits, and doctrines of devils. Eph. 6: 11. Put on the whole
2 Cor. 11: 3. I fear, lest by any armor of God, that ye may be able means, as the serpent beguiled Eve to stand against the wiles of the through his subtlety, so your minds Devil. – 12. We wrestle not against should be corrupted from the sim- flesh and blood, but against principlicity that is in Christ. -14. For palities, against powers, against the Satan himself is transformed into an rulers of the darkness of this world, angel of light.
against spiritual wickedness in high i Peter 5: 8. Be sober, be vigi- places. lant, because your adversary, the John 13: 31.. Now shall the Devil, as a roaring lion walketh prince of this world be cast out. about, seeking whom he may devour. Rom. 16: 20. The God of peace
shall bruise Satan under your feet II. This Influence may be Resisted shortly.
1 John 5: 18. He that is begot1 PETER 5: 8. Your adversary, ten of God keepeth himself, and that the Devil, as a roaring lion, goeth wicked one toucheth him not. about, seeking whom he may de- Rev. 2: 7. To him that overcomvour, whom resist, steadfast in the eth, will I give to eat of the tree of faith.
life. - 11. Shall not be hurt of the Heb. 2 : 17. Wherefore in all second death.- 26. Shall have powthings it behoved him to be made er over the nations. like unto his brethren ; that he might 3: 5. Shall be clothed in white. — be a merciful and faithful High 12. Shall be made a pillar in the Priest in things pertaining to God, temple of God. — 21. Shall sit with to make reconciliation for the sins Christ on his throne. of the people. For in that he him- Eph. 4: 26. Let not the sun go self hath suffered, being tempted, he down upon your wrath; neither give is able to succor them that are place to the Devil. tempted.
Heb. 4: 15. We have not a highpriest, that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities: but
$7. SELF DENIAL. was in all points tempted like as we are yet without sin.
I. Temperance. James 1: 12. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when Rom. 15: 1. We then that are he is tried, he shall receive the crown strong ought to bear the infirmities of life, which the Lord hath prom- of the weak, and not to please ourised to them that love him. Let no selves. Let every one of us please man say when he is tempted, I am his neighbor for his good to eilificatempted of God: for God cannot tion. For even Christ pleased not be tempted with evil, neither tempt- himself; but, as it is written, eth he any man. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell his own lust, and enticed: then, when lust hath conceived, it bring- For whatsoever things were written eth forth sin ; and sin, when it is aforetime, were written for our
learning, that we through patience came the word of the Lord unto and comfort of the Scriptures might Jeremiah, saying, Thus saith the have hope. Now the God of pa- LORD of hosts, ihe God of Israel; tience and consolation grant you to Go and tell the men of Judah and be like-minded one toward another, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, will according to Christ Jesus: that ye ye not receive instruction to hearken may with one mind and one mouth to my words? saith the Lord. The glorify God, even the Father of our words of Jonadab the son of ReLord Jesus Christ.
chab, that he commanded his sons 14: 20. For meat destroy not not to drink wine, are performed; the work of God. All things indeed for unto this day they drink none, are pure: but it is evil for that man but obey their father's commandwho eateth with offence. It is good ment; notwithstanding I have sponeither to eat flesh nor to drink wine, ken unto you, rising early and nor any thing whereby thy brother speaking; but ye hearkened not unto stumbleth, or is offended, or is made I have sent also unto you all weak.
my servants the prophets, rising up 1 Cor. 8: 13. Wherefore, if meat early and sending them, saying, Remake my brother to offend, I will turn ye now every man from his eat no flesh while the world stand- evil way, and amend your doings, eth, lest I make my brother to of- and go not after other gods to serve fend.
them, and ye shall dwell in the land Luke 1: 15. For he shall be great which I have given to you and to in the sight of the Lord, and shall your fathers: but ye have not indrink neither wine nor strong drink; clined your ear, nor hearkened unand he shall be filled with the Holy to me. Because the sons of Jonadab Ghost, even from his mother's the son of Rechab have performed womb.
the commandment of their father, Lev. 10: 8. And the Lord spake which he commanded them; but this unto Aaron, saying, Do not drink people have not hearkened unto me: wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy | iherefore thus saith the Lord God sonis with thee, when ye go into the of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, tabernacle of the congregation, lest I will bring upon Judah and upon ye die: it shall be a statute forever all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all throughout your generations: and the evil that I have pronounced that ye may put difference between against them: because I have spoken holy and unholy, and between un- unto them, but they have not heard; clean and clean; and that ye may and I have called unto them, but teach the children of Israel all the they have not answered. And Jerstatutes which the Lord hath spo- emiah said unto the house of the ken unto them by the hand of Rechabites, Thus saith the LORD Moses.
of hosts, the God of Israel: Because
ye have obeyed the commandment | Judges 13: 7. But he said unto of Jonadab your father, and kept me, Behold, thou shalt conceive, and all his precepts, and done according bear a son; and now drink no wine unto all that he hath commanded nor strong drink, neither eat any un- you: therefore, thus saith the LORD clean thing.
of hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab Jer. 35:5. And I set before the the son of Rechab shall not want a sons of the house of the Rechabites man to stand before me forever. pors full of wine, and cups, anslut 1 Lam. 4:6. For the punishment said unto them, Drink ye wine. But they said, We will drink no wine: of the iniquity of the daughter of my for Jonadab the son of Rechab our people is greater than the punishfather commanded us, saying, Ye ment of the sin of Sodom, that was shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor overthrown as in a moment, and no your sons forever: neither shall ye hands stayed on her. Her Nazabuild house, nor sow seed, nor plant rites were purer than snow, they vineyard, nor have any; but all your were whiter than milk, they were days ye shall dwell in tents; that ye more ruddy in body than rubies, may live many days in the land their polishing was of sapphire, where ye he strangers. - 12. Then their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets; even unto the first year of king their skin cleaveth to their bones; it Cyrus. is withered; it is become like a Prov. 20: 1. Wine is a mocker; stick.
strong drink is raging; and whoDan. 1: 8. But Daniel purposed soever is deceived thereby is not in his heart that he would not defile wise. himself with the portion of the 23: 20. Be not among wine bibking's meat, nor with the wine which bers; among riotons enters of flesh: he drank; therefore he requested of for the drunkard and the glutton the prince of the eunuchs that he shall come to poverty. - 29. Who might not defile himself. Now God hath woe? who hath sorrow? who had brought Daniel into favor and hath' contention? who hath babtender love with the prince of the bling? who hath wounds without eunuchs. And the prince of the eu- cause? who hath redvess of eyes? nuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my They that tarry long at the wine: lord the king, who hath appointed they that go to seek mixed wine. your meat and your drink: for why Look not thou upon the wine when should he see your faces worse it is red, when it moveth itself aright, liking than the children which are when it giveth its color in the cup. of your sort? then shall ye make me At the last it biteth like a serpent, endanger my head to the king. Then and stingeth like an adder. said Daniel to Melzar, whom the Deut. 14: 26. Thou shalt bestow prince of the eunuchs had set over that money for whatsoever thy soul Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and lusteth after; for oxen, or for sheep, Azariah, prove thy servants, I be- or for wine, or for strong drink. seech thee, ten days; and let them Ps. 106: 13. They soon forgat his give us pulse to eat, and water to works, they waited not for his coundrink. Then let our countenances sel: but lusted exceedingly in the be looked upon before thee, and the wilderness, and tempted God in the countenance of the children that eat desert. And he gave them their reof the portion of the king's meat: quest, but sent leanness into their and as thou seest, deal with thy ser- soul.
So he consented to them in Isa. '5: 11. Woe unto them that this matter, and proved them ten rise up early in the morning, that days. And at the end of ten days they may follow after strong drink; their countenances appeared fairer that continue until night, till wine and fatter in flesh than all the child inflame them. – 22. Woe unto them dren which did eat the portion of that are mighty to drink wine, and the king's meat. Thus Melzar took men of strength to mingle strong away the portion of their meat, and drink. the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.
T 28: 7. They also have erred
through wine, and through strong TAs for these four children, God drink are out of the way. The gave them knowledge and skill in priest and the prophet have erred all learning and wisdom: and Daniel through strong drink; they are swalhad understanding in all visions and lowed up of wine, they are out of dreams. Now at the end of the the way through strong drink; they days that the king had said he should err in judgment, they stumble in bring them in, then the prince of vision. the eunuchs brought them in before Amos 2; 11. I raised up of your Nebuchadnezzar. And the king sons for prophets, and of your young communed with them; and among
inen for Nazarites... but ye gave them all was found none like Dan- the Nazarites wine to drink; and iel, Hananiah; Mishael, and Azari- commanded the prophets, saying, ah: therefore stood they before the Prophesy not. Behold, I am pressed king. And in all matters of wisdom under you, as a cart is pressed that and understanding, that the king in- is full of sheaves. quired of them, he found them ten Hab. 2: 15. Woe unto him that times better than all the magicians giveth his neighbor drink, that putand astrologers that were in all his test thy bottle to him and makest realm. And Daniel continued him drunken also.
come unto him, and make our abode
with him. He that loveth me not, CHAPTER III.
keepeth not my sayings: and the
word which ye hear is not mine, EVIDENCES OF PIETY.
but the Father's which sent me.
21: 15. So when they had dined, § 1. FROM THE LIFE, OR OBEDIENCE. Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon,
son of Jonas, lovest thou me more MAT. 7:16. Ye shall know them than these? He saith unto him, by their fruits. Do men gather Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? thee. He saith unto him, Feed my Even so every good tree bringeth lambs. He saith to him again the forth gooil fruit: but a corrupt tree second time, Simon, son of Jonas, bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree lovest thou me? He saith unto him, cannot bring forth evil fruit. --21. Not Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love every one that saith unto me, Lord, thee. He saith unto him, Feed my Lord, shall enter into the kingdom sheep. He saith unto him the third of heaven, but he that doeth the will time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest of my Father which is in heaven. thou me? Peter was grieved beMany will say to me in that day, cause he said unto him the third Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied time, Lovest thou me?' And he said in thy name, and in thy name have unto him, Lord, thou knowest all cast out devils, and in thy name things; thou knowest that I love done many wonderful works? And thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed then will I profess unto them, I my sheep. never knew you, depart from me 1 Cor. 11: 27. Wherefore, whoye that work iniquity.
soever shalleat this bread, and drink Luke 11: 28. Blessed are they this cup of the Lord, unworthily, that hear the word of God and keep it. shall be guilty of the body and blood
Mar. 7: 24. Whosoever heareth of the Lord. But let a man examthese sayings of mine and doeth ine himself, and so let him eat of them, shall be likened unto a wise that bread, and drink of that cup; man, that built his house upon a for he that eateth and drinketh unrock.
worthily, eateth and drinketh damJohn 8: 30. As he spake these nation to himself, not discerning the words, many believed on him. Then Lord's body. For this cause many said Jesus to those Jews which be- are weak and sickly among you, lieved on him, If ye continue in my and many sleep. For if we would word, then are ye my disciples in- judge ourselves, we should not be deed; and ye shall know the truth, judged. But when we are judged, and the truth shall make you free. we are chastened of the Lord, that
14:18. I will not leave you com- we should not be condemned with fortless: I will come to you. Yet a the world. Wherefore, my brethlittle while, and the world seeth me ren, when ye come together to eat, no more, but ye see me: because I | tarry one for another. live, ye shall live also. At that day 2 Cor. 5: 16. Wherefore henceye shall know that I am in my Fa- forth know we no man after the i her, and ye in me, and I in you. He Aesh: yea, though we have known that hath my commandments, and Christ after the flesh, yet now hencekeepeth thein, be it is that loveth forth know we him no more. Thereme: and he that loveth me, shall be fore, if any man be in Christ, he is loved of my Father, and I will love a new creature; old things are passhim, and will manifest myself to ed away; behold all things are behim.
I Judas saith unto him, (not James 1:27. Pure religion and Iscariot,) Lord, how is it that thou undefiled before God and the Father wilt manifest thyself unto us, and is this, to visit the fatherless and not unto the world? Jesus answered widows in their affliction, and to and said unto him, If a man love | keep himself unspotted from the me, he will keep my words: and my world. Father will love him, and we will 1 Peter 8: 15. And be ready