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A88814 The use and practice of faith: or, Faiths universal usefulness, and quickning influence into every kinde and degree of the Christian life. Together with the excellency of a spiritual life (in difference from all tother) by way of a proĊ“me. And the excellent work and reward of converting others to the faith, commended by way of close. Delivered in the publick lectures at Ipswich. By the late eminent and faithful servant of his Lord, Mr. Matthew Lawrence, preacher to the said town. Lawrence, Matthew. 1657 (1657) Wing L673; Thomason E924_1; ESTC R207547 477,214 695

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prayer_n john_n 16.24_o ask_v and_o you_o shall_v receive_v that_o your_o joy_n may_v be_v full_a dan._n 9.23_o &_o the_o 10_o 11_o &_o 19_o verse_n faith_n put_v the_o soul_n upon_o prayer_n the_o more_o faithful_a the_o more_o prayerful_a i_o have_v believe_v therefore_o have_v i_o speak_v therefore_o prayer_n be_v call_v the_o prayer_n of_o faith_n jam._n 5.14_o è_fw-la contra_fw-la rom._n 10._o how_o shall_v they_o call_v on_o he_o in_o who_o they_o have_v not_o believe_v prayer_n hear_v of_o prayer_n 4._o by_o stir_v we_o up_o to_o observe_v how_o god_n hear_v our_o prayer_n for_o this_o assure_v we_o both_o of_o god_n love_n to_o we_o and_o of_o our_o love_n back_o again_o to_o he_o psal_n 116.1_o i_o love_v the_o lord_n because_o he_o have_v hear_v my_o voice_n and_o my_o supplication_n judg._n 13.23_o if_o the_o lord_n be_v please_v to_o kill_v we_o he_o will_v not_o have_v receive_v a_o burnt-offering_a and_o a_o meat-offering_a at_o our_o hand_n neither_o will_v he_o have_v 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to_o we_o the_o ministry_n of_o reconciliation_n dan._n 12.3_o rom._n 4.11_o 2._o on_o our_o part_n faith_n manus_fw-la accipientis_fw-la rom._n 4.5_o but_o to_o he_o that_o work_v not_o but_o believe_v on_o he_o that_o justifi_v the_o ungodly_a his_o faith_n be_v account_v for_o righteousness_n rom._n 10.5_o etc._n etc._n therefore_o faith_n do_v not_o justify_v by_o merit_n and_o dignity_n of_o the_o work_n for_o then_o we_o shall_v be_v justify_v by_o work_n though_o by_o faith_n but_o only_a by_o the_o instrumentary_a application_n of_o christ_n righteousness_n 2._o the_o material_a cause_n christ_n righteousness_n cause_n material_a cause_n as_o jacob_n get_v his_o blessing_n in_o esau_n garment_n therefore_o call_v the_o righteousness_n of_o god_n rom._n 1.17_o the_o righteousness_n of_o that_o person_n who_o be_v god_n now_o there_o be_v a_o twofold_a
righteousness_n in_o christ_n 1._o active_a 2._o passive_n for_o in_o that_o we_o owe_v a_o double_a debt_n to_o the_o law_n the_o one_o be_v perfect_a obedience_n for_o the_o present_a the_o other_o most_o deserve_a punishment_n for_o our_o f●rmer_a disobedience_n it_o be_v requisite_a that_o christ_n be_v our_o surety_n shall_v pay_v whatsoever_o we_o owe_v unto_o god_n and_o that_o be_v the_o double_a debt_n of_o do_v and_o suffer_v whatsoever_o the_o law_n of_o god_n require_v at_o our_o hand_n 1._o active_a fulfil_v all_o righteousness_n and_o that_o for_o we_o as_o he_o become_v a_o creature_n and_o not_o for_o himself_o matth._n 3.15_o 2._o passive_n gal._n 3.13_o christ_n have_v redeem_v we_o from_o the_o curse_n of_o the_o law_n be_v make_v a_o curse_n for_o we_o as_o it_o be_v write_v curse_a be_v every_o one_o that_o hang_v on_o a_o tree_n use_v thirst_v after_o this_o righteousness_n mat._n 5.6_o bless_a be_v they_o that_o hunger_n and_o thirst_n after_o righteousness_n etc._n etc._n philip._n 3.7_o 8._o and_o that_o i_o may_v be_v find_v in_o he_o not_o have_v my_o wn_a righteousness_n etc._n etc._n cause_n formal_a cause_n 3._o the_o formal_a cause_n imputation_n of_o christ_n righteousness_n as_o by_o imputation_n of_o adam_n sin_n we_o be_v guilty_a so_o by_o imputation_n of_o christ_n righteousness_n we_o be_v righteous_a rom._n 5.19_o for_o as_o by_o one_o man_n disobedience_n many_o be_v make_v sinner_n so_o by_o the_o obedience_n of_o one_o shall_v many_o be_v make_v righteous_a rom_n 4.5_o 6._o but_o to_o he_o that_o work_v not_o but_o believe_v on_o he_o that_o justifi_v the_o ungodly_a his_o faith_n be_v count_v for_o righteousness_n reas_n his_o righteousness_n be_v only_o perfect_a heb._n 7.26_o for_o such_o a_o highpriest_n become_v we_o who_o be_v holy_a harmless_a and_o undefiled_a separate_a from_o sinner_n and_o make_v high_a than_o the_o heaven_n jer._n 23.6_o he_o be_v the_o lord_n our_o righteousness_n only_o his_o righteousness_n be_v infinite_a and_o everlasting_a dan._n 9.24_o to_o bring_v in_o everlasting_a righteousness_n etc._n etc._n the_o righteousness_n of_o angel_n and_o saint_n be_v finite_a as_o well_o as_o totter_a and_o tear_v the_o poor_a weary_a and_o heavy_a lade_v naked_a soul_n can_v never_o lie_v down_o with_o rest_n in_o his_o bed_n isa_n 28_o 20._o for_o the_o bed_n be_v short_a than_o that_o a_o man_n can_v stretch_v himself_o on_o it_o etc._n etc._n but_o christ_n righteousness_n be_v so_o long_a and_o so_o large_a that_o it_o give_v a_o man_n rest_n on_o his_o sickbed_n psal_n 41.3_o the_o lord_n will_v strengthen_v he_o upon_o his_o bed_n of_o languish_v what_o be_v his_o comfort_n then_o but_o a_o clear_a sight_n of_o christ_n righteousness_n job_n 33.23_o 24._o if_o there_o be_v a_o messenger_n with_o he_o to_o show_v unto_o man_n his_o righteousness_n etc._n etc._n rest_v on_o the_o deathbed_n and_o afterward_o in_o the_o grave_n isa_n 57.2_o they_o shall_v lie_v down_o in_o their_o bed_n and_o peace_n shall_v be_v with_o they_o etc._n etc._n rev._n 6.11_o and_o white_a robe_n be_v give_v unto_o every_o one_o of_o they_o and_o it_o be_v say_v unto_o they_o that_o they_o shall_v rest_v so_o that_o as_o god_n say_v psal_n 134.14_o this_o be_v my_o rest_n for_o ever_o so_o may_v the_o soul_n cause_n final_a cause_n 4._o final_a cause_n supreme_a 1._o supreme_a 1._o the_o supreme_a god_n glory_n prov._n 16.4_o the_o lord_n have_v make_v all_o thing_n for_o himself_o etc._n etc._n this_o be_v the_o end_n of_o all_o especial_o this_o work_n rev._n 5.9_o the_o glory_n either_o of_o 1._o mercy_n and_o love_n god_n so_o love_v the_o world_n etc._n etc._n 3.16_o joh._n 3.16_o well_o say_v god_n rather_o than_o soul_n shall_v perish_v i_o will_v pour_v out_o the_o blood_n of_o my_o own_o son_n rom._n 5.8_o but_o god_n commend_v his_o love_n towards_o we_o in_o that_o while_o we_o be_v yet_o sinner_n christ_n die_v for_o we_o rom._n 8.32_o he_o spare_v not_o his_o son_n etc._n etc._n or_o 2._o justice_n not_o forgive_v without_o satisfaction_n psal_n 145.17_o the_o lord_n be_v righteous_a in_o all_o his_o way_n and_o holy_a or_o merciful_a in_o all_o his_o work_n 2._o subordinate_a 1._o sanctification_n subordinate_a 2._o subordinate_a 2._o salvation_n rom._n 6.22_o but_o now_o be_v make_v free_a from_o sin_n and_o become_v servant_n to_o god_n you_o have_v your_o fruit_n unto_o holiness_n and_o the_o end_n everlasting_a life_n all_o or_o most_o of_o these_o cause_n be_v set_v down_o by_o the_o apostle_n rom._n 3.20_o to_o 29._o 1._o the_o efficient_a primary_n move_v cause_n internal_a free_a grace_n v._o 24._o 2._o external_n move_v cause_n man_n misery_n v._o 23._o christ_n merit_n v._o 24._o 3._o instrumental_a 1._o the_o word_n v._o 21._o 2._o i'faith_o v._o 22._o 4._o final_a 1._o the_o glory_n of_o god_n 1._o severe_a justice_n v._o 26._o 2_o rich_a mercy_n v._o 24._o 2._o glorification_n of_o man_n in_o god_n justification_n and_o salvation_n of_o man_n v._n 23_o etc._n etc._n quest_n how_o do_v the_o just_a live_v by_o faith_n the_o life_n of_o justification_n ans_fw-fr the_o answer_n shall_v extend_v to_o the_o several_a part_n and_o degree_n of_o justification_n manifestation_n for_o though_o it_o be_v a_o perfect_a act_n of_o god_n yet_o it_o be_v a_o continue_a act_n and_o there_o be_v degree_n of_o the_o manifestation_n of_o it_o to_o speak_v therefore_o 1._o of_o the_o act_n itself_o 2._o of_o the_o continue_v and_o renew_v of_o the_o act_n 3._o of_o the_o assurance_n of_o the_o act._n see_v how_o the_o just_a life_n by_o faith_n in_o all_o these_o 1._o for_o the_o first_o act_n and_o work_n of_o justification_n justify_v faith_n in_o the_o act_n of_o justify_v first_o faith_n convince_v a_o man_n of_o sin_n in_o a_o save_a manner_n and_o so_o of_o his_o need_n of_o christ_n and_o of_o his_o own_o impotency_n to_o obtain_v justification_n and_o salvation_n without_o christ_n mat._n 5.3_o bless_a be_v the_o poor_a in_o spirit_n as_o gal._n 5.6_o faith_n work_v by_o love_n so_o by_o poverty_n of_o spirit_n second_o faith_n put_v person_n into_o a_o mourn_a confess_v prayerful_a frame_n mat._n 5.4_o bless_a be_v they_o that_o mourn_v but_o no_o blessedness_n if_o not_o spring_v from_o faith_n zech._n 12.10_o i_o will_v pour_v upon_o they_o the_o spirit_n of_o grace_n and_o supplication_n etc._n etc._n jer._n 31.9_o they_o shall_v come_v with_o weep_n and_o with_o supplication_n will_v i_o lead_v they_o act_n 2.37_o they_o be_v prick_v at_o their_o heart_n etc._n etc._n this_o be_v the_o work_n of_o faith_n though_o not_o always_o so_o easy_o discern_v to_o be_v of_o faith_n by_o the_o party_n himself_o three_o faith_n subdue_v the_o heart_n to_o lay_v down_o all_o opposition_n against_o god_n and_o to_o be_v willing_a to_o take_v any_o course_n god_n direct_v for_o justification_n and_o salvation_n matth._n 5.5_o bless_a be_v the_o meek_a etc._n etc._n act_v 9.5_o 6._o paul_n speak_v reverent_o lord_n what_o will_v thou_o have_v i_o to_o do_v jer._n 31.18_o sure_o i_o have_v hear_v ephraim_n bemoan_v himself_o thou_o have_v chastise_v i_o and_o i_o be_v chastise_v as_o a_o bullock_n unaccustomed_a to_o the_o yoke_n turn_v thou_o i_o and_o i_o shall_v be_v turn_v for_o thou_o be_v the_o lord_n my_o god_n etc._n etc._n he_o submit_v obedient_o they_o be_v tame_a as_o a_o lamb_n isa_n 11.6_o four_o faith_n fix_v the_o heart_n upon_o christ_n alone_o and_o his_o righteousness_n hold_v out_o in_o the_o promise_n with_o renunciation_n of_o our_o own_o even_o with_o indignation_n in_o point_n of_o justification_n the_o soul_n be_v hungry_a after_o christ_n righteousness_n as_o most_o excellent_a and_o loathe_v its_o own_o as_o dung_n and_o draught_n phil._n 3.6_o 7_o 8_o etc._n etc._n what_o thing_n be_v gain_v to_o i_o those_o i_o count_v loss_n for_o christ_n yea_o doubtless_o i_o count_v all_o thing_n loss_n that_o i_o may_v win_v christ_n and_o be_v find_v in_o he_o not_o have_v my_o own_o righteousness_n etc._n etc._n see_v these_o or_o most_o of_o these_o 15._o luke_n 15._o in_o that_o gracious_a convert_n mention_v luk._n 15._o set_v out_o as_o a_o pattern_n as_o a_o picture_n and_o as_o a_o lively_a inviter_n for_o a_o poor_a sinner_n to_o look_v to_o that_o desire_v to_o partake_v of_o the_o like_a mercy_n 1._o faith_n convince_v he_o to_o be_v in_o a_o perish_a condition_n without_o his_o father_n love_n ver_fw-la 17._o and_o when_o he_o come_v to_o himself_o he_o say_v how_o many_o hire_a servant_n of_o my_o father_n have_v bread_n enough_o and_o to_o spare_v and_o i_o perish_v with_o hunger_n i_o say_v it_o be_v faith_n that_o wrought_v this_o same_o conviction_n for_o it_o be_v not_o before_o he_o come_v to_o himself_o that_o be_v before_o he_o raise_v he_o
befall_v the_o world_n in_o the_o world_n from_o adam_n to_o this_o day_n be_v lay_v to_o the_o charge_n of_o sin_n faith_n say_v as_o where_o no_o transgression_n no_o curse_n 3._o rom._n 3._o so_o wheresoever_o there_o be_v curse_n there_o be_v transgression_n whatever_o sad_a story_n be_v report_v of_o 70_o year_n captivity_n of_o sword_n of_o pestilence_n and_o famine_n etc._n etc._n yea_o say_v faith_n you_o may_v thank_v sin_n for_o all_o this_o be_v cain_n a_o runagate_n pharaoh_n drown_v in_o the_o sea_n joseph_n brethren_n in_o sad_a perplexity_n &_o c_o sure_o they_o may_v say_v we_o be_v very_o guilty_a 42.21_o gen._n 42.21_o etc._n etc._n yea_o god_n people_n may_v thank_v sin_n for_o all_o their_o affliction_n isa_n 27.9_o this_o be_v all_o the_o fruit_n to_o purge_v away_o your_o sin_n sin_n be_v like_o a_o stubborn_a tenant_n or_o a_o thief_n that_o will_v not_o out_o unless_o the_o house_n be_v fire_v over_o his_o head_n 2._o inward_a witness_n which_o be_v the_o conscience_n in_o stead_n of_o a_o thousand_o witness_n rom._n 2.15_o their_o own_o conscience_n bear_v they_o witness_n etc._n etc._n what_o say_v thou_o conscience_n do_v not_o sin_n do_v thus_o and_o thus_o and_o be_v the_o cause_n of_o all_o this_o misery_n &_o c_o art_n 5_o five_o faith_n empannel_n the_o jury_n of_o saint_n or_o believer_n not_o as_o unbeliever_n that_o compare_v themselves_o with_o themselves_o 2_o cor._n 10.12_o for_o what_o part_n have_v he_o that_o believe_v with_o a_o infidel_n 2_o cor._n 6.15_o and_o call_v in_o the_o judge_n for_o sin_n must_v be_v judge_v by_o god_n and_o the_o bench_n see_v psal_n 50.5_o 6._o and_o not_o by_o the_o country_n of_o carnal_a man_n for_o though_o the_o conscience_n of_o carnal_a man_n can_v bear_v evidence_n against_o sin_n yet_o they_o be_v partial_a juryman_n they_o will_v fain_o have_v sin_n live_v let_v loose_a barrabas_n and_o crucify_v christ_n but_o the_o bench_n of_o godly_a man_n sit_v with_o christ_n upon_o his_o throne_n as_o they_o shall_v judge_v the_o world_n 1_o cor._n 6._o so_o they_o judge_v sin_n they_o find_v sin_n guilty_a and_o worthy_a of_o death_n and_o cry_v out_o for_o justice_n justice_z my_o lord_n upon_o sin_n these_o be_v the_o cloud_n of_o witness_n and_o juryman_n that_o account_n sin_n as_o the_o great_a burden_n in_o the_o world_n heb._n 12.1_o therefore_o say_v faith_n if_o ask_v to_o which_o of_o the_o saint_n will_v thou_o turn_v job_n 5.1_o i_o will_v be_v judge_v by_o all_o the_o godly_a in_o the_o world_n and_o this_o jury_n ground_n their_o verdict_n upon_o evidence_n note_n note_n work_v outward_o conscience_n inward_o have_v bring_v in_o this_o witness_n against_o sin_n 1._o it_o be_v a_o deadly_a enemy_n to_o god_n and_o his_o grace_n rom._n 8.6_o it_o be_v enmity_n against_o god_n nothing_o be_v contrary_a to_o god_n but_o sin_n 2._o it_o give_v law_n against_o god_n rom._n 8.2_o the_o law_n of_o sin_n and_o death_n god_n say_v this_o must_v be_v do_v sin_n say_v the_o flat_a contrary_n 3._o it_o force_v its_o obedience_n it_o be_v a_o tyrant_n over_o god_n people_n make_v they_o cry_v out_o o_o wretched_a man_n that_o i_o be_o who_o shall_v deliver_v i_o rom._n 7.24_o 19.14_o luke_n 19.14_o indeed_o wicked_a man_n be_v voluntary_a slave_n 4._o it_o be_v guilty_a of_o all_o the_o slay_v that_o lie_n in_o the_o pit_n if_o it_o be_v say_v who_o slay_v all_o these_o we_o may_v say_v sin_n 10.9_o 2_o kin._n 10.9_o though_o the_o devil_n be_v a_o murderer_n 8._o john_n 8._o yet_o he_o can_v slay_v one_o soul_n without_o the_o assistance_n of_o sin_n the_o soul_n than_o sin_v shall_v die_v ezek._n 18.5_o it_o be_v guilty_a of_o christ_n blood_n sin_n thou_o have_v crucify_v the_o lord_n the_o life_n our_o sin_n be_v the_o nail_n in_o his_o hand_n and_o spear_n in_o his_o side_n and_o be_v not_o he_o worthy_a to_o die_v that_o put_v christ_n to_o death_n art_n 6_o sixthly_a faith_n call_v in_o the_o judge_n as_o the_o importunate_a widow_n luk._n 18.3_o avenge_v i_o of_o my_o adversary_n faith_n make_v god_n in_o his_o word_n to_o be_v the_o judge_n viz._n the_o doctrine_n of_o the_o twelve_o apostle_n both_o whether_o sin_n be_v thus_o guilty_a or_o no_o jam._n 1.13_o let_v no_o man_n say_v when_o he_o be_v tempt_v i_o be_o tempt_v of_o god_n etc._n etc._n sin_n will_v lay_v the_o fault_n upon_o god_n but_o god_n lay_v the_o fault_n upon_o sin_n and_o second_o what_o punishment_n sin_n be_v worthy_a of_o no_o less_o than_o death_n say_v god_n therefore_o thou_o must_v die_v say_v faith_n to_o sin_n 1_o cor._n 11.31_o for_o this_o cause_n many_o sleep_n i.e._n die_v art_n 7_o seven_o he_o therefore_o live_v by_o faith_n for_o the_o condemnation_n of_o sin_n god_n have_v condemn_v sin_n to_o die_v rom._n 6.14_o sin_n shall_v not_o have_v dominion_n over_o you_o therefore_o say_v faith_n i_o have_v gad_n on_o my_o side_n sin_n must_v not_o reign_v nay_o sin_n must_v not_o live_v as_o the_o soul_n that_o sin_n must_v die_v so_o the_o soul_n than_o be_v free_v from_o death_n be_v free_v from_o sin_n both_o in_o the_o guilt_n and_o power_n art_n 8_o eighthly_a he_o live_v by_o faith_n in_o the_o execution_n of_o the_o sentence_n upon_o sin_n 11.17_o heb._n 11.17_o offer_v up_o the_o dear_o belove_a sin_n and_o that_o in_o respect_n 1._o of_o the_o time_n present_o while_o it_o be_v call_v to_o day_n there_o be_v no_o truce_n no_o reprival_n no_o spare_v of_o sin_n life_n must_v go_v for_o life_n sin_n be_v never_o the_o better_a for_o kind_a usage_n some_o sinner_n be_v win_v that_o way_n but_o not_o sin_v itself_o god_n can_v reconcile_v sin_n to_o himself_o though_o he_o reconcile_v sinner_n to_o himself_o 2._o for_o the_o mean_n where_o there_o be_v 1._o arm_v ourselves_o eph._n 6._o take_v to_o you_o the_o whole_a armour_n of_o god_n especial_o the_o shield_n of_o faith_n 2._o disarm_v sin_n the_o strength_n of_o sin_n lie_v either_o in_o the_o law_n of_o god_n 1_o cor._n 15.56_o the_o strength_n of_o sin_n be_v the_o law_n or_o in_o the_o power_n and_o policy_n of_o satan_n ephes_n 2.2_o that_o work_v in_o the_o child_n of_o disobedience_n now_o faith_n disarm_v sin_n 1._o it_o cut_v the_o sinew_n of_o the_o law_n rom._n 6.14_o we_o be_v not_o under_o the_o law_n but_o under_o grace_n 2._o it_o cut_v the_o sinew_n of_o satan_n 1_o john_n 3.8_o for_o this_o cause_n the_o son_n of_o god_n be_v manifest_v that_o he_o may_v destroy_v the_o work_n of_o the_o devil_n therefore_o that_o soul_n that_o be_v willing_a christ_n shall_v live_v in_o it_o shall_v be_v sure_a to_o have_v sin_n die_v in_o it_o last_o take_v sin_n captive_a lead_v this_o captivity_n captive_a 149.6_o eph._n 4.8_o psal_n 149.6_o and_o put_v it_o to_o death_n by_o the_o two-edged_a sword_n of_o the_o word_n in_o its_o hand_n and_o so_o execute_v the_o judgement_n write_v 4.12_o heb._n 4.12_o so_o much_o for_o the_o first_o quaere_fw-la quest_n ii_o second_o what_o be_v the_o reason_n why_o faith_n will_v have_v sin_n to_o be_v mortify_v answ_n many_o 1._o sin_n reason_n of_o the_o mortification_n of_o sin_n because_o sin_n be_v most_o contrary_a to_o the_o nature_n of_o faith_n faith_n be_v a_o most_o holy_a faith_n judas_n v._n 20._o it_o be_v that_o which_o purify_v the_o heart_n act_v 15.9_o and_o sin_n be_v loathsome_a and_o impure_a for_o it_o defile_v 1._o the_o person_n tit._n 1.15_o to_o the_o unbelieving_a even_o their_o mind_n and_o conscience_n be_v defile_v 2._o the_o action_n hag._n 2.12_o 13._o every_o work_n of_o their_o hand_n and_o that_o which_o they_o ●ffer_v be_v unclean_a 3._o the_o name_n as_o jacob_n say_v to_o simeon_n and_o levi_n gen._n 34.30_o you_o have_v trouble_v i_o to_o make_v i_o to_o stink_v among_o the_o inhabitant_n of_o the_o land_n 4._o it_o defile_v other_o as_o that_o incestuous_a person_n be_v sin_n 1_o cor._n 5.6_o as_o leaven_n spread_v over_o the_o whole_a lump_n 5._o the_o land_n itself_o gen_n 6_o 11._o the_o earth_n also_o be_v corrupt_a before_o god_n and_o the_o earth_n be_v fill_v with_o violence_n so_o the_o lord_n say_v num_fw-la 35.33_o the_o land_n be_v pollute_v and_o defile_v with_o blood_n therefore_o faith_n and_o sin_n be_v contrary_n and_o contrary_n hate_v one_o another_o to_o the_o death_n expellunt_fw-la mutuò_fw-la se_fw-la expellunt_fw-la they_o can_v live_v together_o reas_n 2_o because_o they_o have_v most_o contrary_a end_n and_o design_n the_o design_n of_o faith_n be_v to_o bring_v life_n to_o the_o soul_n the_o just_a shall_v live_v by_o faith_n the_o design_n of_o sin_n be_v to_o bring_v death_n to_o the_o soul_n 18._o ezek._n 18._o the_o soul_n that_o sin_n shall_v die_v the_o death_n and_o
psal_n 72.16_o it_o be_v compare_v to_o a_o handful_n of_o corn_n upon_o the_o top_n of_o the_o mountain_n a_o barren_a place_n which_o yet_o by_o shake_v and_o so_o grow_v afresh_o fill_v the_o whole_a earth_n with_o plenty_n so_o do_v the_o law_n which_o go_v out_o from_o mount_n zion_n this_o be_v that_o stone_n cut_v out_o of_o the_o mountain_n without_o hand_n which_o grow_v so_o fast_o that_o at_o last_o it_o fill_v the_o whole_a earth_n dan._n 2.34_o and_o as_o it_o be_v thus_o with_o the_o kingdom_n of_o god_n in_o general_n with_o the_o kingdom_n of_o god_n without_o we_o so_o it_o be_v with_o the_o kingdom_n