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SELECTION 47

I Thess. v.

And let us, since we are of the THE CHRISTIAN ARMOR

day, be sober, putting on the Eph. 6.

breastplate of faith and love; Be strong in the Lord, and in

And for a helmet, the hope of strength of his might.

salvation. Put on the whole armor of God, For God appointed us not unto that ye may be able to stand

wrath, but unto the obtaining of against the wiles of the devil.

salvation through our Lord Jesus For our wrestling is not against Christ, flesh and blood, but against the Who died for us, that, whether principalities, against the pow

we wake or sleep, we shall live ers,

together with him. Against the world-rulers of this II Cor. 10. darkness, against the spiritual hosts

For though we walk in the flesh, of wickedness in the heavenly

we do not war according to the

flesh. places. Wherefore take up the whole

For the weapons of our war

fare are not of the flesh, but armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil

mighty before God to the castday, and, having done all, to

ing down of strongholds; stand.

And this, knowing the season, that Stand therefore, having girded now it is high time for you to your loins with truth,

awake out of sleep: And having put on the breast- For now is salvation nearer to plate of righteousness,

us than when we first believed. And having shod your feet with The night is far spent, and the the preparation of the gospel of day is at hand: peace;

Let us therefore cast off the Withal taking up the shield of works of darkness, and let us faith, wherewith ye shall be able put on the armor of light. to quench all the fiery darts of Let us walk honestly as in the day; the evil one.

not in revelling and drunkenness, And take the helmet of salvation, not in chambering and wantonand the sword of the Spirit, which ness, not in strife and jealousy. is the word of God:

But put ye on the Lord Jesus With all prayer and supplication Christ, and make not provision praying at all seasons in the for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts Spirit,

thereof.

Rom. 13.

for you,

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not from myself: but the Father

that dwelleth in me, he doeth the COMFORT

works. John 14.

Believe me that I am in the Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

Father, and the Father in me: In my Father's house are many

or else believe me for the very mansions; if it were not so, I

works' sake. would have told you; for I go Verily, verily, I say unto you, He

to prepare a place for you. that believeth on me, the works And if I go and prepare a place that I do shall he do also; I come again, and will re

And greater works than these ceive you unto myself; that where shall he do: because I go unto I am, there ye may be also.

the Father. And whither I go, ye know, and And whatsoever ye shall ask in the way ye know.

my name, that will I do, that the Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we Father may be glorified in the Son. know not whither thou goest; and If ye shall ask anything in my how can we know the way?

name, that will I do. Jesus saith unto him, I am the If ye love me, ye will keep my way, and the truth, and the life:

commandments. no one cometh unto the Father, And I will pray the Father, and but by me.

he shall give you another ComIf ye had known me, ye would forter, that he may be with you have known my Father also: from henceforth ye know him, and Even the Spirit of truth: whom have seen him.

the world cannot receive; Philip saith unto him, Lord, Because it seeth him not, neither shew us the Father, and it suf knoweth him; but ye

know him; ficeth us.

for he abideth with you, and Jesus saith unto him, Have I been

shall be in you. so long time with you, and dost I will not leave you comfortless: I thou not know me, Philip?

will come unto you. He that hath seen me hath seen Peace I leave with you; my the Father; how sayest thou peace I give unto you:

then, shew us the Father? Not as the world giveth, give I Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the Let not your heart be troubled, words that I say unto you I speak

neither let it be afraid.

for ever,

unto you.

Ps. 37

green herb.

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earth; and shall delight them

selves in the abundance of peace. TRUST

The steps of a good man are or

dered by the Lord : and he delightFret not thyself because of evil eth in his way. doers, neither be thou envious

Though he fall, he shall not be against the workers of iniquity. utterly cast down: for the Lord

For they shall soon be cut down upholdeth him with his hand. like the grass, and wither as the I have been young, and now am

old; yet have I not seen the rightTrust in the Lord, and do good; eous forsaken, nor his seed begso shalt thou dwell in the land, and ging bread. verily thou shalt be fed.

For the Lord loveth judgment, Delight thyself also in the Lord; and forsaketh not his saints; and he shall give thee the de- The mouth of the righteous speaksires of thine heart.

eth wisdom, and his tongue talkCommit thy way unto the Lord; eth of judgment. trust also in him; and he shall The law of his God is in his bring it to pass.

heart; none of his steps shall And he shall bring forth thy slide. righteousness as the light, and I have seen the wicked in great thy judgment as the noonday.

power, and spreading himself like Rest in the Lord, and wait pa

a green bay tree. tiently for him:

Yet he passed away, and, lo, he Fret not thyself because of him

was not: yea, I sought him, but who prospereth in his way, be- he could not be found. cause of the man who bringeth Mark the perfect man, and behold wicked devices to pass.

the upright: for the end of that Cease from anger, and forsake man is peace. wrath: fret not thyself in any wise But the transgressors shall be to do evil.

destroyed together: the end of For evil doers shall be cut off ; the wicked shall be cut off. but those that wait upon the But the salvation of the rightLord, they shall inherit the eous is of the Lord: he is their earth.

strength in time of trouble. For yet a little while, and the And the Lord shall help them, wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt and deliver them: he shall dediligently consider his place, and it liver them from the wicked, and shall not be.

save them, because they trust in But the meek shall inherit the him.

had said unto them: and they SELECTION 50

made ready the passover.

And when the hour was come, he THE LORD'S SUPPER

sat down, and the twelve apostles I Cor. v.

with him. For even Christ our passover is

And he said unto them, With sacrificed for us:

desire I have desired to eat this Therefore let us keep the feast,

passover with you before I sufnot with old leaven, neither with

fer: the leaven of malice and wick

For I say unto you, I will not eat edness, But with the unleavened bread of it, until it be fulfilled in the king

dom of God. sincerity and truth.

And he took the cup, and gave Luke 22.

thanks, and said, take this, and Now the feast of unleavened

divide it among yourselves : bread drew nigh, which is called the passover.

For I say unto you, I will not

drink from henceforth of the fruit And he sent Peter and John, say

of the vine, until the kingdom of ing, Go and make ready for us the

God shall come. passover, that we may eat.

And he took bread, and when he And they said unto him, Where

had given thanks, he brake it, wilt thou that we make ready?

and gave to them, saying, And he said unto them, Behold, This is my body which is given for when ye are entered into the city, you: this do in remembrance of there shall meet you a man bearing

me. a pitcher of water;

And the cup in like manner afFollow him into the house ter supper, saying, whereinto he goeth.

This cup is the new testament in And ye shall say unto the good- my blood, which is shed for you.

I Cor. x. man of the house, The Master saith unto thee,

The cup of blessing which we

bless, is it not the communion of Where is the guest-chamber,

the blood of Christ? where I shall eat the passover

The bread which we break, is it with my disciples?

not the communion of the body of And he will show you a large up- Christ? per room furnished: there make

For we being many are one ready.

bread, and one body: for we are And they went, and found as he all partakers of that one bread.

be your plowmen and your vinedressers.

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Is. 61.

MISSIONS

But ye shall be named the priests

of the Lord: men shall call you The spirit of the Lord God is the ministers of our God: upon me; because the Lord hath

Ye shall eat the riches of the anointed me to preach good tidings Gentiles, and in their glory shall unto the meek;

ye boast yourselves. He hath sent me to bind up the

For your shame ye shall have brokenhearted, to proclaim lib

double; and for confusion they erty to the captives, and the

shall rejoice in their portion: opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Therefore in their land they

shall possess double: everlasting To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance

joy shall be unto them. of our God;

And their seed shall be known To comfort all that mourn; to among the Gentiles, and their offappoint unto them that mourn spring among the people: in Zion,

All that see them shall acknowlTo give unto them beauty for edge them, that they are the ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, seed which

which the Lord hath the garment of praise for the blessed. spirit of heaviness;

Matt. 28. That they might be called trees And Jesus came to them and spake of righteousness, the planting of unto them, saying, all power is the Lord, that he might be glo- given unto me in heaven and on rified.

earth.

And they shall build the old Go ye therefore, and teach all wastes, they shall raise up the for nations, baptizing them in the mer desolations,

name of the Father, and of the And they shall repair the waste

Son, and of the Holy Ghost: cities, the desolations of many Teaching them to observe all generations.

things whatsoever I commanded And strangers shall stand and feed you: your flocks,

And lo, I am with you alway, And the sons of the alien shall even unto the end of the world.

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