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2 Cor. iv. 4. The god of this world hath blinded the minds of those who believe not.

2 Cor. xii. 7. A messenger of Satan buffetted Paul.

1 Thess. ii. 18. Satan hindered the apostles. Rev. ii. 10.

2 Thess. ii. 9. The coming of the man of sin, is after the working of Satan with all power and signs, and laying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish, because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 1 Tim. iv. 1. Some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.

Rev. iii. 9. They say they are Jews, and are not, but are of the synagogue of Satan. See Rev. ii. 9, 10.—xii. 15.—xx. 9.

XXXV. They believe that there is a God. Jam. ii. 19. The devils believe and tremble.

They know Christ. Mark. i. 24. They said to Jesus, let us alone, what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth, art thou come to torment us before the time, we know thee who thou art, the holy one of God.

Luke iv. 41. Devils came out of many, crying out, and saying, thou art Christ the Son of God.

XXXVI. They knew Christ's servants. Acts xvi. 16. A damsel possessed with a spirit of divination, which brought her masters much gain by sooth-saying,

Ver. 17. Followed Paul and other apostles, saying, these men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.

Ver. 18. Paul commanded the evil spirit to come out of her.

xix. 13. Certain vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits, the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, we adjure you by Jesus, whom Paul preacheth.

Ver. 15. The evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are ye?

Acts xix. 16. And the man in whom the evil spirit was, leapt on them and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

XXXVII. They knew the sacred scriptures. Matt. iv. 6. They produce the words of Ps. xci. 11. Saying, it is written, he shall give his angels charge concerning thee, and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

XXXVIII. Satan was overcome by Christ. Matt. iv. 1 to 12. When Jesus was forty days tempted of the devil, the devil leaveth him without succeeding.

John xiii. 31. Jesus said, now shall the prince of this world be

cast out.

xiv. 30. Jesus said, the prince of this world cometh and hath nothing in me.

xvi. 11. The prince of this world is judged.

Col. ii. 15. He spoiled principalities and powers, triumphing over

them.

Heb. ii. 14. Christ destroyed him that had the power of death, that is the devil.

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1 John iii. 8. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Rev. xvii. 14. The Lamb shall evercome them, i. c. the servants of Satan. See Rev. xii. 7, 9, 10, 11.

XXXIX. Satan is overcome by Christians, through divine power communicated.

Matt. x. 1. Jesus gave his disciples power against unclean spirits, to cast them out. Mark iii. 15.-vi. 7.

Luke x. 17. The disciples returned with joy, saying to Jesus, even the devils are subject to us, through thy name.

Acts xxvi. 17, 18. Jesus said to Paul, I send thee to open mens eyes, to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God.

Rom. xvi. 20. The God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet. 2 Tim. ii. 25. If God will give them repentance to the acknowledgment of the truth;

Ver. 26. That they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him, at his will. Col. i. 13.

1 John ii. 14. I have written unto you young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. Ver. 13. Eph. vi. 10, 11.

v. 18. He that is begotten of God, keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. Ch. iv. 4.

Rev. xii. 11. They overcame Satan by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. See Rom. viii. 37, 38.

XL. Promises to them that overcome Satan. Rev. ii 7. The tree of life.-11. That he shall not be hurt of the second death.-17. Shall have hidden manna.-26. Power over the nations. Ch. iii. 5. Shall be cloathed in white.-12. Shall be made a pillar in the temple of God -21. Shall sit with Christ in his throne. Ch. xxi. 7. Shall inherit all things.-1 Cor. vi. 3. Shall judge fallen angels.

XLI. Duties exhorted to in opposition to Satan. 1 Cor. vii. 5. Let the husband and wife come together, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

2 Cor. ii. 11. Let us receive an offender, when become penitent, lest Satan get an advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his devices.

xi. 2. Paul said, I am jealous over you, with a godly jealousy.

Ver. 3. I fear lest by any means as the serpent beguiled Eve, through his subtilty, so your minds shall be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

Ver. 14. For Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Ver. 15. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed, as the ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.

Eph. iv. 26. Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.

Ver. 27. Neither give place to the devil.

vi. 11. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Ver. 12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against

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 devil, 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.

CHA P. III.

GOD'S GOVERNMENT.

I. 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.

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

tions.

lxxxix. 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.

ciii. 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 kingdoms 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, he 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. iv. 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.

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

II. God is the law-giver. 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. xii. 16. The Lord shall judge his people. Eccl. iii. 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. lxxvi. 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 understanding.

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 fore-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

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WILL OF GOD.

VI. God doth will. Job xxiii. 13. He is of one mind, and who can turn 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. Iv. 11. 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. iii. 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

bring forth fruit. Eph. ii. 10.

you, that ye should go

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Acts i. 21, 22. Of those men must one be ordained, a witness with

us, of Christ's resurrection.

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