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Galatians, 3rd chapter, and 14th verse. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. 5th chapter, and 23rd verse. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.
Ephesians, 4th chapter, and 30th verse. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
Remark to the Sick Person.-That as we are not able of ourselves to do any thing as of ourselves, it is our duty to pray to God to give us the assistance of his Holy Spirit, that he may enable us to do those things which are pleasing to him, and to resist the temptations that beset us. That God will give his Holy Spirit to them that ask it with fervency and humility, and that the proof of our having the Spirit, is our keeping God's
commandments, and doing our duty to the best of our power. That we may resist the Spirit, and 'drive him from us by our wickedness, for he will not dwell in the body that is subject to sin." You "little think how much the life of all
your graces, and the happiness of your "souls depend upon your ready and cor"dial obedience to the Spirit. When "the Spirit urges thee to silent prayer, or "forbids thee thy known transgressions, "or points out to thee the way in which "thou shouldst go, and thou wilt not
regard, no wonder if heaven and thy "soul be strange. If thou wilt not fol"low the Spirit while it would draw thee "to Christ and thy duty, how should it "lead thee to heaven, and bring thy "heart into the presence of God? The "more of this Spirit we resist the deeper "will be the wound; and the more we "obey, the speedier will be our peace." (Baxter's Saint's Rest.)
"When men once begin to wish that
"their consciences would be quiet, that "the Spirit of God would not speak to "them; when once they strive to quiet "their consciences by running into still
greater crimes, and are deaf to the soft
whispers of the Holy Spirit of God; "then is that spirit said to be grieved: "and as a grieved person forsakes the 'thing which offends him, so the Spirit "of God, if men will still shut their ears, "at last gives them up to a reprobate "mind; that is, a mind void of judg"ment."-(Bishop Wilson.)
Collect for Easter Even.
Read Psalms 16th, 39th, and 90th.Genesis, 3rd chapter.-2nd Samuel, 12th chapter, from verse 16th to 24th.-1st of Kings, 17th chapter, from verse 17th.2nd of Kings, 4th chapter, from verse 18th to 38th.-St. Luke, 11th chapter,
from verse 11th to 19th.-St. John, 11th chapter, to verse 47th, and 14th chapter to verse 8th.-1st of Thessalonians, 4th chapter, from verse 13th.-1st of Corinthians, 15th chapter.-Revelations, 22nd chapter, or the following texts:
Job, 19th chapter, 25th and 26th verses. For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth, and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God.
Isaiah, 40th chapter, 6th 7th and 8th verses. The voice said cry, and he said what shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, but the word of the Lord shall stand for ever.
Hosea, 13th chapter, and 14th verse. I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will
be thy destruction; repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
1st of Thessalonians, 4th chapter and 13th verse. But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.5th chapter 9th and 10th verses. God hath not appointed us to wrath,
but to obtain Salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. Who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep we should live together with him.
Revelations, 14th chapter and 13th
And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth, yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours, and their works do follow them.
Remark to the Sick Person.-That death is the common lot of all men, appointed by God as the consequence of Adam's transgression. That no condi