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XX. God sanctified the Jews. Exod. xxxi. 13. The Sabbath is a sign between me and you throughout your generations: that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you. Lev. xx. 8.--xxi. viii. 15. Ezek. xx. 12.
Ezek. xxvii. 28. The heathen shall know, that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them.
XXI. Jews were commanded to sanctify themselves. Lev. xi. 44. I am the Lord your God, ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves and ye shall be holy, for I am holy. Ch. xx. 7. See Numb. xi. 18.-Jos. iii. 5 -vii. 13.-1 Sam. xvi. 5. Joel ii. 16.
XXII. God doth sanctify Christians. 1 Thess. iv. 3. This is the will of God, even your sanctification.
v. 23. The very God of peace sanctify you wholly, and I pray God, your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus.
Col. i. 12. The Father hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.
Ps. lxxxiv. 11. The Lord will give grace and glory.
XXIII. God sanctifieth Christians by his word and Spirit. John xvii. 17. Sanctify them through thy truth. Ver. 19.
Rom. xv. 16. That the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.
2 Cor. iii. 18. We are changed into the image of Christ by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Thess. ii. 13. God has chosen you to salvation through sanctifi. cation of the Spirit and belief of the truth. Acts xx. 32. I Pet. i. 2. XXIV. Justification and sanctification expressed in other words. God doth wash. Ps. li. 2. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquities and cleanse me from my sin.
Ver. 7. Wash thou me and I shall be whiter than the snow.
Isa. i. 18. Though your sins be as scarlet they shall be as white as snow, though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
iv. 4. When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughter of Zion.
Ezek. xvi. 4. Thou wast not washed. Ver. 9. I washed thee with water.
Rev. i. 5. Unto him (Christ) that loved us, and washed us from our sins, in his own blood.
Ver. 6. And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father, to him be glory and dominion for ever.
vii. 14. These have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Duty to wash ourselves. Ps. xxvi. 6. I will wash my hands in innocence. Ps. lxxiii. 13.
Isa. i. 16. Wash you, make you clean.
Jer. iv. 14. O Jerusalem wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved.
Acts xxii. 16. Be baptized and wash away thy sins, calling upon the name of the Lord.
Heb. x. 22. Let us draw near unto God, with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
XXV. God doth cleanse. Ps. xix. 12. Cleanse thou me from secret faults. Ps. li. 10.
Jer. xxxiii. 8. I will cleanse them from all iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me. Ezek. xxxvii. 23.
Ezek. xxxvi. 25. Then wil I sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean from all your filthiness. See Efficacy of Christ's blood.
Eph. vi. 26. That he might cleanse the church, &c. 1 John
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Duty to cleanse ourselves. Matt. xxiii. 26. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within.
2 Cor. vii. 1. Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit. See Isa. i. 16.—lii. 11.—Jam. iv. 8.-Ps. cxix. 9. Promises to the cleansed. Job xvii. 9. Ps. xviii. 20, 24.—xxiv. 24. -lxxiii. i.
XXVI. God doth furge. Ps. lxv. 3. As for our transgressions thou wilt purge them away. See Ps. li. 7.-lxxix. 9.
Isa. i 25. I will purely purge away thy dross.
vi. 7. He said, thine iniquity is taken away, thy sin is purged. xxvii. 9. By this (affliction) shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged, and this is all the fruit to take away his sin.
Ezek. xxiv. 13. Because I have purged thee, and thou wast not purged, thou shalt not be purged any more at all, till I have caused my fury to rest upon thee.
Dan. xi. 35. Some of them shall fall to try them, and to purge, and to make white.
Mal. iii. 3. He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he shall purify the sons Levi, and shall purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.
Matt. iii. 11. John Baptist said, Jesus shall baptise you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.
Ver. 12. Whose fan is in his hand, and he will purely purge his floor, and gather his wheat into his garner.
John xv. 2. Jesus said, every branch in me that beareth fruit, my Father purgeth, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Heb. i. 3. Christ by himself purged our sins. See Christ's blood. Duty. 1 Cor. v. 7.-2 Tim. ii. 21.
• XXVII. God purifieth. Acts xv. 9. God purifying their hearts by faith.
Tit. ii. 14. Christ gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. See Mal. iii. 3. above.
Duty. James iv. 8. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, purify your hearts, ye double-minded.
1 Pet. i. 22. Ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth, through the Spirit. 1 Tim. i. 5. Charity out of a pure heart.
1 John iii. 3. Every one that hath this hope in him purified
himself even as he is pure. 2 Tim, ii. 22. Call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
XXVIII. God doth refine. Isa. xlviii. 10. Behold I have refined thee but not with silver, I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. Zech. xiii. 9. I will refine them as silver is refined, and I will try them as gold is tried.
Mal. iii. 2. He is like a refiner's fire, and fuller's soap. Ver. 3. XXIX. The Lord is a God unto his people, he is with them and among them.
Exod. xxix. 45. I will dwell among the children of Israel, and I will be their God. Ch. xx. 2.
Ver. 46. And they shall know that I am the Lord their God. Lev. xxvi. 11. I will set my tabernacle among you, and my sou! shall not abhor you.
Ver. 12. I will walk among you, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
Ps. xlviii. 14. This is our God for ever and ever, he will be our guide, even unto death.
Isa. xli. 10. Fear thou not, for I am with thee, be not dismayed I am thy God.
Jer. vii. 23. Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people. Ch. xxx. 18, 22.
Zech. viii. 2. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I am jealous for Zion. Ver. 8. I will be their God in truth and in righteousness.
2 Cor. vi. 16. I will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Heb. xi. 16. God is not ashamed to be called their God.
Rev. xxi. 3. Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
XXX. God forsaketh not his people. Deut. iv. 31. The Lord thy God is a merciful God, he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers. See Ch. xxxi. 6, 8. Jos. i. 5. - Chr. xxviii. 20. Neh. ix. 17, 19, 31.
Sam. xii. 22. The Lord will not forsake his people, for his great name's sake, because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his p.ople.
Ezra ix. 9. God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy to us, in the sight of the kings of Persia.
Ps. ix. 10. Thou hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
xxxvii. 28. He forsaketh not his saints, they are preserved for ever. Ver. 25.
xciv. 14. The Lord will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
Isa. xlii. 16. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight, &c. These things will I do, and not forsake them.
xliv. 21. Remember these, O Jacob, and Israel, for thou art my servant; I have formed thee, thou art my servant; O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.
xlix. 14. But Zion said, the Lord hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.
Isa. xlix. 15. Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet I will not forget.
xlix. 16. Behold I have graven thee on the palms of my hands,' thy walls are continually before me.
liv. 7. For a small moment have I forsaken thee, but with great mercies will I gather thee. Ver. 8, 9, 10.
2 Cor. iv. 9. We are persecuted but not forsaken.
Heb. xiii. 5. Be content, for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
XXXI. Prayers that God would not forsake his people. 1 Kings viii. 57. The Lord be with us, let him not leave us nor forsake us.
Ps. xxvii. 9. Leave me not neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. See Ps. xxxviii. 21.-lxxi. 9, 18.-cxix. 8.-cxxxviii. 8.
XXXII. God forsaketh the wicked. Deut. xxxi. 16. The Lord said, this people will forsake me, and break my covenant.
Ver. 17. Then mine anger shall be kindled against them, and I will forsake them.
Judg. vi. 13. The Lord hath forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of enemies.
2 Kings xxvi. 14. Thus saith the Lord, I will forsake the remnant of my inheritance, and deliver them into the hands of their enemies, because of their sins.
2 Chr. xii. 5. Thus saith the Lord, ye have forsaken me, and therefore have I left you in the hand of your enemies. xv. 2. If ye forsake the Lord, he will forsake you. Ch. xxiv. 20. Ps. lxxviii. 60. He forsook the tabernacle of Shilo. Ver. 61. Jer. xii. 7. I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage, I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hands of her enemies.
xxiii. 39. I will utterly forget you, and forsake you, and the city that I gave your fathers. Ver. 33.
XXXIII. God doth not cast off nor reject his people. Lev. xxvi. 43. When they accept the punishment of their iniquity.
Ver. 44. I will not cast them away, neither abhor them to destroy them utterly.
2 Kings xiii. 23. The Lord had compassion on his people, and would not destroy them, neither cast them off.
Neh. i. 9. If ye turn unto me and keep my commandments, though ye were cast out, I will gather you.
Job. viii. 20. God will not cast away a perfect man.
Ps. cxiv. 14. The Lord will not cast off his people. Amos iii. 31. Isa. xli. 9. I have chosen thee and not cast thee away.
Jer. xxxiii. 25. Thus saith the Lord, if my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinance of heaven and earth;
Ver. 26. Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, I will cause their captivity to return and have mercy on them. Ver. 20. Ch. xxxi. 37. Lam. iii. 31, 32.
Zech. x. 6. They shall be as though I had not cast them off, for I am the Lord their God. Ezek. xi. 19. Mic. iv. 7.
Rom. xi. 2. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Ver. 4.
XXXIV. Prayers against being cast off. Ps. xliii. 2. Why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning?
Ver. 3. O send out thy light and truth, let them lead me, &c.
xliv. 9. O Lord cast us not off for ever. Ps. lxxiv. 1. Ps. lxxvii. 7. Jer. xiv. 19, 21.
li. 11. Cast me not away from thy presence.
Ixxi. 9. Cast me not off in time of old age.
XXXV. God casteth off and rejecteth the wicked. 2 Kings xvii. 20. Because of their wickedness the Lord rejected the seed of Israel, and afflicted them. Ch. xxiii. 27.
1 Chron. xxviii. 9. If thou forsake the Lord he will cast thee off for ever.
Ps. xliv. 9. Thou hast cast off and put us to shame. Ps. lx. 1, 10. -lxxxix. 38.-cviii. 11.
ixxiii. 18. Thou castedst the wicked down to destruction. Ps. v. 10. lxxxix. 44. Thou hast made his glory to cease, thou hast cast his throne down to the ground. Ps. cxlvii. 6.
Jer. vi. 30. Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them.
Jer. vii. 15. Because ye have done these evil works, saith the Lord, I will cast you out of my sight. Ver. 20. Ch. xv. 1, 2.-xxiii. 39.-lii. 3.
xvi. 12. Ye have done evil.
Ver. 13. Therefore I will cast you out of this land, into another land, where I will shew you no favour. Ch. xxii. 26.
Lam. v. 22. Thou hast utterly rejected us and art wroth against us. Ezek. xxviii. 16. I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God.
xxxii. 4. I will cast thee forth upon the open field.
Ver. 8. The bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee. Hos. ix. 17. God will cast them away because they did not hearken unto him.
Matt. iii. 10. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down and cast into the fire.
viii. 12. The children of the kingdom shall be cast into utter dark
xiii. 48. Sce the parable of the net and fishers casting the bad fish
Luke ix. 25. What is a man advantaged if he lose his own soul, or be cast away.
John xv. 6. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch and is withered.
1 Cor. ix. 27. I keep my body under, lest I be cast away.
Heb. vi. 8. That ground which beareth thorns and briars is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing, whose end is to be burned. xii. 17. Esau was rejected.
GOD A FATHER.
XXXVI. God a father to his people. Exod. iv. 22. Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my first born. Jer. xxxi. 9. Rom. ix. 4.