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A39929 Eternal glorification begun in regeneration, or, A discourse of regeneration intended for the profit of all, both regenerate and unregenerate persons / by Stephen Ford. Ford, Stephen, d. 1694. 1675 (1675) Wing F1508; ESTC R27370 134,202 259

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death_n purchase_v their_o freedom_n and_o liberty_n tit._n 2.14_o but_o it_o be_v make_v they_o by_o or_o in_o regeneration_n then_o he_o open_v the_o prison_n door_n isa_n 61.1_o turn_v the_o devil_n out_o of_o his_o throne_n luke_n 11.21_o 22._o break_n off_o their_o bond_n and_o bring_v they_o out_o set_v they_o at_o liberty_n and_o let_v they_o go_v free_a and_o all_o by_o virtue_n of_o his_o blood_n in_o pursuance_n of_o the_o covenant_n zach._n 9.11_o now_o they_o be_v say_v to_o be_v free_a from_o sin_n and_o become_v the_o servant_n of_o god_n rom._n 6.22_o and_o the_o wicked_a one_o touch_v they_o not_o 1_o joh._n 5.18_o in_o regeneration_n christ_n lead_v captivity_n captive_a eph._n 4.8_o it_o be_v a_o great_a real_a and_o everlasting_a freedom_n that_o man_n have_v in_o regeneration_n they_o shall_v no_o more_o return_n into_o captivity_n if_o therefore_o the_o son_n shall_v make_v you_o free_a you_o shall_v be_v free_a indeed_o joh._n 8.36_o hence_o they_o be_v ever_o 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as_o the_o song_n of_o solomon_n show_v 2._o god_n be_v their_o father_n and_o they_o be_v his_o child_n not_o as_o by_o the_o first_o creation_n but_o by_o regeneration_n joh._n 1.12_o 2_o cor._n 6._o ult_n isa_n 9_o 6._o heb._n 2._o 3._o christ_n be_v their_o head_n and_o they_o be_v his_o member_n eph._n 5.30_o 4._o christ_n be_v their_o lord_n and_o king_n and_o they_o be_v his_o subject_n and_o servanti_n col._n 2.6_o rom._n 6.16.22_o psal_n 2.6_o 5._o christ_n be_v their_o shepherd_n and_o they_o be_v his_o sheep_n joh._n 10.11.14.27_o 6._o christ_n be_v their_o prophet_n and_o they_o be_v his_o scholar_n act_n 3.22_o 23._o these_o be_v some_o of_o the_o near_a relation_n that_o regenerate_v person_n stand_v in_o to_o christ_n and_o they_o be_v instate_v in_o they_o by_o regeneration_n for_o than_o they_o be_v contract_v to_o christ_n i_o have_v say_v paul_n espouse_v you_o to_o christ_n 2_o cor._n 11.2_o namely_o by_o the_o mean_n of_o his_o preach_v to_o they_o and_o so_o they_o be_v make_v son_n and_o daughter_n gal._n 4.5_o five_o in_o regeneration_n man_n be_v put_v into_o a_o state_n of_o righteousness_n and_o justification_n not_o that_o they_o be_v justify_v by_o inherent_a grace_n or_o because_o they_o be_v regenerate_v but_o that_o god_n do_v by_o regenerate_v they_o enable_v they_o to_o take_v hold_n of_o christ_n and_o believe_v in_o he_o unto_o justification_n of_o life_n rom._n 5.18_o rom._n 3.22.25_o so_o also_o for_o that_o god_n do_v actual_o and_o personal_o justify_v man_n when_o he_o regenerate_v and_o make_v they_o new_a creature_n before_o regeneration_n man_n be_v in_o a_o guilty_a state_n they_o be_v in_o a_o unrighteous_a and_o as_o such_o in_o a_o condemn_a state_n and_o condition_n but_o by_o the_o mean_n of_o regeneration_n they_o be_v enable_v to_o believe_v receive_v and_o apply_v the_o righteousness_n of_o christ_n unto_o themselves_o and_o they_o can_v go_v to_o god_n the_o father_n and_o take_v out_o his_o acquittance_n and_o promise_v discharge_v pardon_n and_o acceptance_n bring_v home_o and_o apply_v all_o unto_o themselves_o and_o so_o god_n accept_v they_o acquit_v and_o forgive_v they_o discharge_v they_o of_o and_o justify_v they_o from_o and_o against_o all_o crime_n accusation_n and_o indictment_n whatsoever_o and_n put_v they_o into_o a_o justify_v state_n or_o into_o a_o state_n of_o righteousness_n and_o justification_n upon_o their_o believe_v in_o he_o with_o the_o faith_n give_v they_o in_o and_o by_o their_o regeneration_n rom._n 8.33_o 34._o 2_o cor._n 5._o ult_n rom._n 3.24.26_o 1_o cor._n 1.30_o six_o regeneration_n put_v man_n into_o a_o state_n of_o friendship_n with_o god_n by_o nature_n we_o be_v all_o enemy_n to_o he_o and_o god_n seem_v to_o be_v and_o to_o carry_v himself_o towards_o we_o as_o a_o enemy_n rom._n 5.10_o isa_n 63.10_o yea_o we_o be_v by_o nature_n worse_o and_o more_o than_o enemy_n for_o be_v in_o friendship_n with_o the_o world_n we_o be_v at_o enmity_n with_o god_n jam._n 4.4_o but_o regeneration_n make_v a_o great_a change_n for_o it_o make_v we_o friend_n to_o god_n and_o god_n carry_v himself_o friendly_a towards_o we_o the_o old_a enmity_n be_v turn_v into_o a_o sweet_a real_a and_o comfortable_a friendship_n god_n carry_v himself_o friendly_a and_o as_o a_o cordial_n and_o great_a friend_n to_o we_o and_o so_o do_v we_o in_o measure_n unto_o he_o we_o have_v his_o heart_n open_v to_o we_o in_o love_n and_o kindness_n and_o we_o be_v open_v unto_o he_o in_o duty_n love_n and_o obedience_n there_o be_v a_o great_a kindness_n familiarity_n and_o communication_n between_o god_n and_o regenerate_v person_n and_o they_o do_v great_o delight_v in_o one_o another_o company_n isa_n 62.4_o isa_n 58._o ult_n pro._n 15.8_o this_o friendship_n between_o god_n and_o new_a creature_n be_v a_o real_a not_o feign_v friendship_n it_o be_v a_o heart-endearing_a and_o soul-knitting_a friendship_n it_o be_v a_o pleasant_a and_o delightful_a friendship_n it_o be_v a_o sure_a and_o wellgrounded_n friendship_n and_o it_o be_v a_o constant_a and_o perpetual_a friendship_n it_o be_v such_o a_o knit_n and_o fast_a friendship_n as_o that_o neither_o sip_n or_o satan_n can_v possible_o desolve_v in_o and_o ever_o after_o regeneration_n god_n call_v his_o new_a creature_n his_o friend_n luke_n 12.4_o joh._n 15.13_o 14._o isa_n 41.8_o jam._n 2.23_o and_o god_n and_o they_o declare_v themselves_o true_a and_o choice_a friend_n indeed_o to_o each_o other_o by_o their_o love_n and_o love_v one_o another_o at_o all_o time_n which_o be_v the_o property_n of_o a_o true_a friend_n pro._n 17.17_o seven_o and_o last_o they_o be_v by_o regeneration_n put_v into_o a_o state_n of_o grace_n by_o nature_n man_n be_v not_o only_o sinful_a but_o they_o be_v in_o a_o state_n of_o sin_n and_o death_n they_o be_v dead_a in_o sin_n and_o sell_v under_o sin_n yea_o they_o be_v altogether_o sin_n eph._n 2.1_o rom._n 3_o 10-20_a as_o their_o service_n to_o god_n be_v so_o be_v they_o they_o be_v iniquity_n isa_n 1.13_o it_o be_v their_o name_n character_n and_o nature_n rom._n 5.8_o gal._n 2.15_o but_o regeneration_n set_v man_n in_o a_o state_n of_o grace_n for_o although_o after_o regeneration_n they_o have_v much_o sin_n and_o filthiness_n in_o they_o yet_o their_o state_n be_v account_v and_o call_v and_o it_o be_v real_o a_o holy_a state_n and_o after_o regeneration_n man_n be_v never_o account_v and_o call_v sinner_n but_o saint_n holy_a brethren_n the_o people_n and_o child_n of_o god_n and_o the_o like_a for_o they_o have_v their_o new_a name_n from_o their_o new_a state_n as_o the_o apostle_n speak_v to_o the_o ephesian_n you_o be_v say_v he_o no_o more_o stranger_n and_o foreigner_n but_o fellow-citizen_n of_o the_o saint_n eph._n 2.19_o so_o
themselves_o and_o not_o at_o all_o to_o god_n 14_o no_o man_n can_v be_v make_v free_a of_o the_o heavenly_a city_n and_o spiritual_a corporation_n nor_o be_v set_v at_o liberty_n from_o bondage_n and_o thraldom_n but_o in_o and_o by_o regeneration_n all_o man_n be_v by_o nature_n in_o bondage_n to_o the_o devil_n and_o lust_n as_o you_o hear_v before_o but_o regeneration_n be_v the_o year_n or_o day_n of_o release_n and_o enlargement_n to_o imprison_a soul_n for_o than_o come_v jesus_n christ_n open_v the_o prison_n door_n and_o bring_v out_o his_o prisoner_n joh._n 8.36_o gal._n 5.1.13_o until_o than_o they_o lie_v in_o the_o dungeon_n of_o darkness_n bind_v hand_n and_o foot_n with_o fetter_n of_o iron_n and_o shut_v in_o under_o impenitency_n ignorance_n and_o unbelief_n and_o can_v get_v forth_o until_o the_o jubilee_n come_v and_o proclaim_v liberty_n to_o they_o isa_n 61.1_o 2._o zach._n 2.11_o then_o be_v they_o make_v free_a citizen_n of_o the_o new_a jerusalem_n and_o have_v their_o freedom_n give_v they_o to_o live_v and_o trade_n in_o heaven_n for_o heavenly_a and_o everlasting_a commodity_n eph._n 2.19_o phil._n 3.20_o behold_v the_o necessity_n then_o of_o regeneration_n 15_o no_o man_n can_v be_v actual_o and_o personal_o justify_v pardon_v and_o acquit_v without_o regeneration_n but_o be_v hold_v under_o the_o gild_n and_o curse_n of_o the_o law_n for_o they_o must_v first_o believe_v unto_o justification_n of_o life_n before_o they_o can_v obtain_v a_o discharge_n and_o take_v out_o a_o acquittance_n under_o the_o hand_n and_o seal_n of_o the_o holy_a ghost_n eph._n 1.13_o rom._n 5.18_o but_o this_o they_o can_v do_v for_o want_v of_o faith_n until_o they_o be_v regenerate_v and_o thereby_o make_v partaker_n of_o this_o glorious_a grace_n 16_o no_o man_n can_v fear_v god_n aright_o namely_o with_o a_o godly_a filial_a fear_n nor_o indeed_o can_v he_o stand_v in_o awe_n of_o god_n and_o sin_v not_o or_o walk_v in_o the_o fear_n of_o god_n all_o the_o 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great_a end_n and_o aim_n and_o real_o design_n to_o please_v and_o honour_n god_n in_o his_o word_n and_o deed_n without_o regeneration_n therefore_o it_o be_v absolute_o necessary_a we_o be_v indispensable_o bind_v to_o make_v god_n the_o chief_a and_o great_a aim_n and_o end_n of_o all_o our_o undertake_n and_o to_o seek_v design_n and_o endeavour_v with_o all_o possible_a seriousness_n and_o diligence_n to_o please_v honour_n and_o exalt_v he_o 1_o cor._n 10.31_o col._n 3.23_o pro._n 3.9_o col._n 1.10_o 1_o thes_n 4.1_o but_o this_o we_o can_v do_v until_o a_o new_a spring_n of_o life_n and_o divine_a principle_n be_v put_v into_o we_o by_o regeneration_n for_o we_o be_v by_o nature_n whole_o selfish_a be_v quite_o swallow_v up_o in_o sinful_a carnal_a self_n self_n be_v the_o principle_n motive_n and_o end_n of_o all_o our_o thought_n word_n and_o deed_n self-pleasure_n profit_n ease_n honour_n and_o security_n have_v only_a self_n in_o the_o bottom_n and_o top_n of_o every_o good_a as_o well_o as_o evil_a in_o religious_a as_o well_o as_o civil_a work_n and_o how_o can_v it_o be_v otherwise_o with_o we_o the_o fountain_n of_o our_o nature_n be_v so_o miserable_o corrupt_v and_o deprave_v as_o it_o be_v and_o it_o be_v a_o truth_n that_o the_o stream_n can_v rise_v high_a than_o the_o fountain_n from_o whence_o they_o come_v 18_o no_o man_n can_v be_v the_o object_n of_o god_n delight_n and_o complacency_n until_o he_o be_v regenerate_v because_o they_o have_v nothing_o that_o be_v lovely_a and_o desirable_a in_o they_o before_o regeneration_n man_n be_v hateful_a vile_a and_o abominable_a in_o the_o sight_n of_o god_n as_o have_v be_v show_v as_o they_o be_v sinner_n and_o unwashed_a it_o be_v the_o nature_n and_o image_n of_o god_n that_o be_v the_o object_n of_o god_n delight_n and_o complacency_n in_o man_n for_o the_o god_n of_o holiness_n can_v look_v on_o iniquity_n he_o be_v of_o pure_a eye_n than_o to_o do_v so_o habuk._n 1.13_o and_o this_o 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sweet_a and_o most_o pleasant_a of_o all_o thing_n to_o the_o taste_n yea_o altogether_o sweet_a if_o his_o fruit_n be_v so_o much_o more_o be_v he_o himself_o but_o his_o fruit_n the_o drop_n of_o his_o grace_n be_v so_o cant._n 2.3_o how_o much_o more_o sweet_a must_v himself_o be_v unto_o believer_n who_o be_v the_o root_n and_o fountain_n of_o all_o those_o drop_n or_o friut_n zach._n 13.1_o revel_v 22.16_o christ_n be_v the_o desire_n of_o all_o these_o new_a sense_n as_o he_o be_v say_v to_o be_v of_o all_o nation_n habak_v 2.7_o and_o he_o be_v most_o desirable_a to_o the_o taste_n he_o be_v the_o bread_n of_o life_n that_o come_v down_o from_o heaven_n which_o be_v meat_n indeed_o for_o he_o that_o eat_v of_o this_o bread_n shall_v live_v for_o ever_o joh._n 6.48.50.51.55_o christ_n be_v the_o most_o precious_a desirable_a sweet_a bread_n that_o ever_o any_o do_v eat_v it_o have_v such_o a_o pleasant_a relish_n savour_n and_o comfort_v quality_n it_o do_v so_o refresh_v and_o 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