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XXV. Their attendance on, and services to Christ. Luke i. 11 to 21. The angel Gabriel foretels the birth, manner of life, and ministry of John the forerunner of Christ.
Ver. 26. The same angel foretels to the virgin Mary the conception and birth of Jesus Christ, and his greatness. See to ver. 35. Matt. i. 20. An angel informs Joseph of Christ's conception, in the womb by the power of the Holy Ghost.
Luke ii. 9 to 14. Angels publish the birth of Christ to shepherds, and praise God on that occasion.
Matt. ii. 13. An angel warns Joseph to carry Jesus and his mother unto Egypt for safety.
Ver. 19. An angel directs Joseph and Mary, to return with Jesus from Egypt. Ver. 28.
Matt. iv. 11. Angels ministered unto Jesus when he was tempted of the devil. Mark i. 13. John i. 51.
Luke xxii. 43. When Christ was in an agony, before he was apprehended by enemies, there appeared an angel unto him from heaven strengthening him.
Matt. xxvi. 51. When Jesus was apprehended, Peter drew his sword to fight for him.
Ver. 52. Jesus said, put up thy sword, thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels.
Matt. xxviii. 2. At Christ's resurrection, an angel rolls back the stone from the door of the sepulchre, and sat on it.
Ver. 5. He publishes Christ's resurrection to those who came to the sepulchre and directs them where to publish it. Ver. 7. Luke xxiv. 5, 6, 7. John xx. 12, 13.
Acts i. 10, 11. Christ's ascension, angels declare to the apostles his coming again.
XXVI. They shall attend Christ at his coming to judgment. Matt. xvi. 21. The Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then shall he reward every man according to his work. Ch. xxv. 31, 32. Mark viii. 38. Luke ix. 26.
Luke xii. 8. Jesus said, whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God.
Ver. 9. He that denieth me before men, shall be denied before the angels of God. Rev. iii. 5.
1 Thess. iv. 16. The Lord himself shall descend from heaven, with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first. 1 Cor. xv. 52.
XXVII. Their employment at the day of judgment. Matt. xiii. 39. The harvest is the end of the world, the reapers are the angels.
Matt. xxiv. 31. The Son of man shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the one end of heaven to the other. Mark xiii. 27.
xiii. 41. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them that do iniquity.
Ver. 42. And shall cast them into a furnace of fire, there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Ver 49, 50.
2 Thess. i. 7. The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.
Ver. 8. In flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ver. 9. Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction, from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.
XXVIII. They are worshippers of God the Father. Ps. ciii. 20. Bless the Lord all ye his angels. Rev. vii. 11.—xix. 10.—xxii. 9. Ver. 21. Bless the Lord all ye his hosts, ye ministers of his that do his pleasure. Ps. cxlviii. 2.
Isa. vi. 2. The seraphims cried one to another, and said, holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory.
Dan. vii. 10. Thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.
XXIX. They worship Christ and are subject to him. Heb. i. 4. Christ was made better than the angels.
Ver. 6. God said, let all the angels of God worship him.
Rev. v. 11. Angels round about the throne said,
Ver. 12. Worthy is the Lamb that was slain, to receive power and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and glory, and honour, and blessing.
They are not to be worshipped. See Col. ii. 18. Rev. xix. 10, 11. -xxii. 8, 9.
XXX. Of angels, some sinned and are reserved unto punishment. 2 Pet. ii. 4. God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.
Jude ver. 6. The angels that kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, God hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness, unto the judgment of the great day.
Rev. xx. 10. The devil that deceived the nations, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night, for ever and ever.
Matt. xxv. 41. Everlasting fire is prepared for the devil and his angels.
XXXI. What their sin is supposed to have been. See above Jude
1 Tim. iii. 6. Pride is called the condemnation of the devil.
Job xxxviii. 7. Morning stars, is the name of angels, this name is given to the proud king of Babylon losing his power, as one of these morning stars falling.
Isa. xiv. 9. Hell from beneath is moved for thee, to meet thee at thy coming.
Ver. 12. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning.
Luke x. 18. Jesus said, I beheld Satan fall as lightning from heaven. XXXII. Names given to these in scripture.—The God of this world. 2 Cor. iv. 4.-The prince of this world, John xiv. 30.---xvi. 11. Bec!zebub the prince of devils, Luke xi. 15.---The prince of the power of the air, Eph. ii. 2.---Belial who hath his sons and children of the
wicked. See Deut. xiii. 13. Judg. xix. 22.-xx. 13. 1 Sam. ii. 12.--x. 27.---xxx. 22. 2 Sam. xx. 1. 1 Kings xxi. 10. 2 Chr. xiii. 7. 2 Cor. vi. 15. he devil and his angels. Mat. xxv. 41.
The dragon and his angels. Rev. xii. 7, 9. The angel of the bottomless pit. Rev. ix. 11.
Rev. ii. 9. The great dragon, the old serpent, the devil and Satan, the deceiver and his angels.
Ver. 10. The accuser of the brethren, compare Job i. 9.---ii. 5. Zech. iii. 1.
They are called principalities and powers. Rom. viii. 38. Eph. vi. 12. XXXIII. Devils are represented as enemies to all good, and promoters of sin and misery among mankind. Gen. iii. 1 to 7. Satan called the serpent. 2 Cor. xi. 3. And the old serpent the devil. Rev. xii. 9.---xx. 2. Beguiled Eve.
2 Sam. xxiv. 1. He moved David to number the people.
xiii. 27. Satan entered into Judas, and tempted him to betray his master. Luke xvii. 3.
xvii. 12. Judas was the son of perdition. 2 Thess. iii. 5. The man of sin is the son of perdition.
viii. 44. To his enemies Jesus said, ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do; he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.
Acts v. 3. He put in the hearts of Ananias and Sapphira to lie to the Holy Ghost.
Eph. ii. 2. Satan is the spirit that worketh in the children of disobedience.
vi. 12. Devils are the rulers of the darkness of this world.
1 Thess. iii. 5. Satan is the tempter. 1 Tim. v. 15. Some turn aside after him.
Jam. iii. 15. Envy and strife is the wisdom that is carthly, sensual, and devilish.
1 John iii. 8. He that committeth sin is of the devil. Ver. 11.
Ver. 12. Cain was of that wicked one, and slew his brother.
Satan's hurtfulness to the bodies and worldly interests of mankind. See Job i. 6 to 20. and ii. 7. Also devils cast out by Christ. Sec Christ's miracles.
XXXIV. The enmity and endeavours of Satan, and his servants, to Christ and his servants. Matt. iv. 1. Satan tempted Christ. Mark i. 12.
xiii. 19. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. Mark iv. 15.
Luke viii. 12. The devil taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe, and be saved.
Acts iii. 10. They pervert the right ways of the Lord.
2 Cor. iv. 4. The god of this world hath blinded the minds of those who believe not.
2 Cor. xii. 7. A messenger of Satan buffetted Paul.
1 Thess. ii. 18. Satan hindered the apostles. Rev. ii. 10.
2 Thess. ii. 9. The coming of the man of sin, is after the working of Satan with all power and signs, and laying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish, because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
1 Tim. iv. 1. Some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.
Rev. iii. 9. They say they are Jews, and are not, but are of the synagogue of Satan. See Rev. ii. 9, 10.-xii. 13.-xx. 9.
XXXV. They believe that there is a God. Jam. ii. 19. The devils believe and tremble.
They know Christ. Mark. i. 24. They said to Jesus, let us alone, what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth, art thou come to torment us before the time, we know thee who thou art, the holy one of God.
Luke iv. 41. Devils came out of many, crying out, and saying, thou art Christ the Son of God.
XXXVI. They knew Christ's servants. Acts xvi. 16. A damsel possessed with a spirit of divination, which brought her masters much gain by sooth-saying,
Ver. 17. Followed Paul and other apostles, saying, these men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.
Ver. 18. Paul commanded the evil spirit to come out of her.
xix. 13. Certain vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits, the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, we adjure you by Jesus, whom Paul preacheth.
Ver. 15. The evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know, but who are ye?
Acts xix. 16. And the man in whom the evil spirit was, leapt on them and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
XXXVII. They knew the sacred scriptures. Matt. iv. 6. They produce the words of Ps. xci. 11. Saying, it is written, he shall give his angels charge concerning thee, and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
XXXVIII. Satan was overcome by Christ. Matt. iv. 1 to 12. When Jesus was forty days tempted of the devil, the devil leaveth him without succeeding.
John xiii. 31. Jesus said, now shall the prince of this world be
xiv. 30. Jesus said, the prince of this world cometh and hath nothing in me.
xvi. 11. The prince of this world is judged.
Col. ii. 15. He spoiled principalities and powers, triumphing over
Heb. ii. 14. Christ destroyed him that had the power of death, that is the devil.
1 John iii. 8. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Rev. xvii. 14. The Lamb shall evercome them, i. e. the servants of Satan. See Rev. xii. 7, 9, 10, 11.
XXXIX. Satan is overcome by Christians, through divine power communicated.
Matt. x. 1. Jesus gave his disciples power against unclean spirits, to cast them out. Mark iii. 15.-vi. 7.
Luke x. 17. The disciples returned with joy, saying to Jesus, even the devils are subject to us, through thy name.
Acts xxvi. 17, 18. Jesus said to Paul, I send thee to open mens eyes, to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God.
Rom. xvi. 20. The God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet. 2 Tim. ii. 25. If God will give them repentance to the acknowledgment of the truth;
Ver. 26. That they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him, at his will. Col. i. 15.
1 John ii. 14. I have written unto you young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. Ver. 13. Eph. vi. 10, 11.
v. 18. He that is begotten of God, keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not. Ch. iv. 4.
Rev. xii. 11. They overcame Satan by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony. See Rom. viii. 37, 38.
XL. Promises to them that overcome Satan. Rev. ii 7. The tree of life.-11. That he shall not be hurt of the second death.-17. Shall have hidden manna.-26. Power over the nations. Ch. iii. 5. Shall be cloathed in white.-12. Shall be made a pillar in the temple of God -21. Shall sit with Christ in his throne. Ch. xxi. 7. Shall inherit all things.-1 Cor. vi. 3. Shall judge fallen angels.
XLI. Duties exhorted to in opposition to Satan. 1 Cor. vii. 5. Let the husband and wife come together, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
2 Cor. ii. 11. Let us receive an offender, when become penitent, lest Satan get an advantage of us, for we are not ignorant of his devices.
xi. 2. Paul said, I am jealous over you, with a godly jealousy. Ver. 3. I fear lest by any means as the serpent beguiled Eve, through his subtilty, so your minds shall be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Ver. 14. For Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Ver. 15. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed, as the ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works.
Eph. iv. 26. Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.
Ver. 27. Neither give place to the devil.
vi. 11. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Ver. 12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against