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providence be kept from being tempted to sm /; or, is tempted, that by his Spirit we may be powerfully supported and enabled to stand in the hour of temptation v; or when fallen, raised again and recovered out ot it w, and have a sanctified use and improvement thereof x: that our sanctification and salvation may be perfected)1, Satan trodden under our feet z, and we fully freed from sin, temptation, and all evil tor ever a.
Watch and them that are in the world, v. ir> But the God of all grace who hath called us unto his eternal glory hy Christ Jesus; after that ye '-ave suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
y 2 Cor. xiii. 7. Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates, v. 9. For we are glad when we -are weak, and ye are stqpng; and this also we wish, even your perfection.
2 Rom. xvi. 20. And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly Zech. iii. 2. And
/ Matth. xxvi. 41 pray, that ye enter not into temptation.—Psal. xix. 13. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous fins, let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
v Eph. iii. 14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, v 5. Of ■whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, v. 16. That he would grant you according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might, by his Spirit in the inner man; v. 17. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith.— 1 Tbess. iii. 13. To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameabie in holiness before God even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. Jude vers. 24. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless, before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.
iv Psal. li. 12. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation: and uphold me with thy free Spirit.
x 1 Pet. v. 8. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the
the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan, even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem, rebuke thee: is not this a brand pluckt out of the fire? Luke xxii. 31. And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: v. 32. But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; and when thou are converted, strengthen thy brethren.
a John xvii. 1 j. I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep
them from the evil. 1 Thess. v. 23. devil, as a roring lion, walketh a-• And the very God of peace sanctify bout seeking whom he may devour, you wholly: and I pray God your v. 9. Whom resist ' stedfast in the whole spirit and soul and body be. faith, knowing that the same afflic- preserved blameless unto the coniin; tions are accomplished in your bre- of our Lord Jesus Christ.
and willing to help usg, so we by faith are emboldncd t» plead with him that he would h, and quietly to rely upon him, that he will fulfil our requests i. And, to testify this our desire and assurance, we fay, Amen k.
g. Eph. Hi. 20. Now unto him cast us out of thy possession, which
that is able to do exceeding abun thou had given us to inherit,
dantly above all that we aslt or think, i 2 Chron. xiv. 11. And Asa cri
according to the power that work- ed unto the Lord his God, and said,
eth in us, v. 21. Unto him be glo- Lord, it is nothing with thee to
ry in the church by Christ Jesus, help, whether with many, or with
throughout all ages, world without them that have no power: help us,
end Amen. Lukexi. 13. If ye then, O Lord our God; for we reft on
being evil, know how to give good thee, and in thy name we go against
gifts unto your children: how much this multitude: O Lord, thou art
more shall your heavenly Father our God, let not man prevail against
give the holy Spirit to them that thee.
alk him? t 1 Cor. xiv. 16. Else when thoH
h 2 Chron. xx. 6. And (Jehoslia- shalt bless with the spirit, how (hall
phat) said, O Lord God of our fa- he that occupieth the room os the
thers, art not thou God in heaven? unlearned, fay Amen at thy giving
and rulest not thou over all the of thanks, feeing he understandeth
kingdoms of the heathen? and in not what thou fayest ? Rev. xxii. 20.
thine hand is there not power and He which testifieth these things,saith,
might, so that none is able to with- Surely I come quickly. Amen. E
stand thee? v. u. Behold, I fay, evn so, come, Lord Jesus, v. 21
how they reward us, to come to The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
be with you all. Amen.