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against the rulers of the darknefse of this world,

against þirituall wickednesse in high places. V.14. Stand therefore, having your loins girt

about with truth, and having on the breft plate of

righteousneß. John 8.44. Te are of your father the devil, and

the lufts of your father we will do ; He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truths because there is no truth in him, when he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own, for he

is a Liar, and the Father of it. 2 Cor.4.4. In whom the God of this world hath

blinded the minds of them, which beleeve not, left the Light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the Image of God should shine un.

to them. Eph.2.2. Wherein, in time past ye walked, aca

cording to the course of this world, according to the Prince of the power of the Aire, the Spirit

that nor worketh in the children of disobedi Mat.12.24. But when the Pharisees beard it,

they said, this felloro dotb not caß out Devils,

but by Beelzebub the Prince of the devils. 2 John 3.8. He that committeth fin is of the des

vil, for the devil finnesh from the beginning; for this purpose the Son of God was manifefted, that he might destroy the works of the devil, V.10. In this the Children of God are manifeft, and the Children of the devil, whosoever doth

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* mot righteousneffe is not of God, neither he that

loveth not his brother. Rev.12.9. And the great Dragon was cast out,

that old Serpent Called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world, he was caft

out into the Earth, and his Angels were caft ont : with him. 2 Cor.11.3. But I fear, left by any means, as

the Serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your sminds Jhould be corrupted from the fim

plicity that is in Chrift. Job 1.7. And the Lord said unto Satan, whence

comest thou? then Satan answered the Lord, and said, from going to and fro in the Earth, and

from walking up and down in it. Luke 22.31. And the Lord said, Simon, Simon;

bebold Satan hath desired to have you, that he

may lift you as wheat. 1 Pet.5.8. Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil

, as a roaring lion walketh about, seeking whom he

inay

devour. Mat.8.29. And behold they cried out, Saying; what have we to do with thee Fcfus, thou Son of

God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time. V.31. so the devils befought him, saying, if thou cast ses out, fiuffer us to go away into the

herd of swine. Mat.4 1. Then was Fesues led up of the Spirit into the wildernesse, to be tempted of the divel.

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2 Cor.6.15. And what concord hath Christ with

Belial ? or what part hath he that beleeveth

with an Infidel? Zach.3.1. And he fhewed me Fofuah the High

Priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. V.2. And the Lord said unto Sat an, the Lord rebuke thee o Satan, even the Lord that hath chosen Ferufalen, rebake thee, is not this al

brand pluckt out of the fire ? James 2.19. Thou beleevest that there is one God,

thou dost well, the divels also beleeve and treme

ble, Luke 4.33. And in the Synagogue there was a man

which had a Spirit of an unclean devil, and crio

ed out with a loud voice, V.34. Saying, Let us alone, what bave we to do

with thee, thou Fesus of Nazareth ? art thom come to destroy us? I knos thee, who thou art,

the holy One of God. A&S 19.15. And the evil Spirit answered and

faid, Fefus I know, and Paul I know, but who

are ye? Eph.4.26. Be ye angry and sin not, let not the Sun

go down upon your wrath;
V.27. Neither give place to the devil

. Acts 5.3. And Peter said, Ananias, why hath

Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Choff, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

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Psal.78.49. He cast upon them the fiercenesi

his anger, wrath, and indignation and troublé,

by sending evil Angels among them. A&S 26.18. To open their eyes, and to turn them

from darknesse unto Light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveresfe of fins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in

me.

The next of Gods works to be considered and underftood by us is

II. His Providence. As God Created the World, and all the Creatures therein by his Almighty Power, So he upholds, directs, disposes, and governs them all by his Providence. Nothing so Casual, but he disposes of ic; No Agent so free,as to be exempted from his Controule; No affliction or Evil of Punishment, but he hath a hand in it; But as for sin, he neither is, nor poffibly can be the Author, or Approver of it. Heb.1.3. Who being the brightneße of his Glory,

and the expresse Image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his

pouver, when he had by himself purged our sins, Sate

down on the right hand of the majesty on high, Col.1.17. And he is before all things, and by him all things Confift.

Pral,

Pfal.36.6. Tby Righteousnese is like the great

Mountains, thy judgments are a great deep, o
Lord thou prefervefi man and beast

. Mar.10.29. Are not two Sparrows fold for a far

thing, and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father? V.30. But the very haires of your head are all

Dumbred. V.31. Fear ye nos therefore ye are of more value

than many Sparrows. Dan.4.34. And at the end of the daies 1 Nebu

shadnezzar lift up mine eyes unto Heaven, and minė understanding returned unto me, and I biejsed the most High, and I praised, and honoured him that liveth for ever, whofe domini, on is an everlasting dominion, and his Kingdome is from generation to generation. V.35. And 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 doft thou? Prov,16.33. The Lot is caft into th: Lap, but the

whole disposing thereof is from the Lord. Pfal.103.19. The Lord hath prepared his Throne

in the Heavens, and his Kingdome ruleth over

all. Aets 17.25. Neither is porshipped with mens

hands as though he needed any thing, seeing be giveth to all life, and breath, and all things.

V.26.

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