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There is the fullness of Christ conveyed into the soul: so that our sanctification is not only from him meritoriously, but efficiently, yea, and in a kind materially too, for he does not only merit it, and work it by his Spirit; but through our union with him there is a kind of flowing of sanctification from him into us … through our union with Christ, he having the fullness of the Godhead in him, from him as from a fountain, sanctification flows into the souls of the Saints: there sanctification comes not so much from their struggling, and endeavours, and vows, and resolutions, as it comes flowing to them from their closing with Christ and their union with him; there may be a great deal of striving and endeavouring that may be utterly ineffectual, for want of having recourse unto Christ as the spring and well head of all grace and holiness.

There is the fuhneffe of Chrift conveyed into the foul: fo that our fanctification is not only from him meritorioufly, but efficiently, yea, and in a kinde materially too, for he doth not only merit it, and work it by his fpirit; but through our union with him there is a kinde of flowing of sanctification from him into us … through our union with Christ, he having the fulneffe of the Godhead in him, from him as from a fountaine, fanctification flowes into the souls of the Saints: there fanctification comes not fo much from their ftrugling, and endeavours, and vowes, and refolutions, as it comes flowing to them from their clofing with Christ and their union with him; there may be a great deal of striving and endeavouring that may be utterly ineffectuall, for want of having recourse unto Christ as the fpring and well head of all grace and holineffe.

Source: Jeremiah Burroughs, The Saints Treasury, 1654 A.D.

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(1Pe 1:1-2) Chosen exiles according to Father’s foreknowledge, in Spirit’s sanctification, for obedience to Son & sprinkling with his blood.

(1Pe 1:3-5) According to great mercy, we have been born again to a living hope to an undefiled eternal inheritance kept for us in heaven.

(1Pe 1:6-7) Grieved by trials but these test genuineness of our faith resulting in praise, glory & honor at the apokalupsis of Jesus Christ.

(1Pe 1:8-12) The joyful glorious outcome of our faith is our salvation of which OT prophets inquired but known to us in apostolic preaching.

(1Pe 1:13-17) Gird up the loins of your minds for action, that is, be holy, conducting oneself with fear throughout our time of exile.

(1Pe 1:18-21) Ransomed from former futile ways by blood of Christ who was foreknown before creation but now is manifested these last days.

(1Pe 2:2-3) Like newborn infants, long for pure spiritual milk that by it you may grow up if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.

(1Pe 2:9) You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim his excellencies.

(1Pe 2:11) I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.

(1Pe 2:24-25) He bore our sin on the tree. You were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

(1Pe 3:3-4) Wives to be with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.

(1Pe 3:7) Husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way. She is a co-heir with you. Marriage relationship can hinder prayer.

(1Pe 3:18-20) Jesus preached through the Spirit in the prophet Noah to the disobedient of Noah’s day who are now in prison.

(1Pe 3:20-21) Noah’s family were brought safely through water. Like baptism which is an appeal to God for a good conscience through Jesus.

(1Pe 4:1-2) Whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live no longer for human passions but for the will of God.

(1Pe 4:3-5) The Gentiles will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.

(1Pe 4:7) The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

(1Pe 4:8) Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

(1Pe 4:10-11) Gifts are God’s varied grace…as one who speaks oracles of God, as one who serves by God’s strength in everything God glorified

(1Pe 4:19) Let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

(1Pe 5:1-4) Exhort elders among you to shepherd flock of God & when chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.

(1Pe 5:6-7) Humble yourselves under mighty hand of God so that he may exalt you,casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

(1Pe 5:13) Christians are citizens in Rome but Peter calls them exiles in Babylon for that is who they really are and what Rome really is.

(1Pe 5:14) Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.

(2Pe 1:3) Jesus’ power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us.

(2Pe 1:5-9) To faith add virtue and then knowledge, self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly affection & love so not unfruitful.

(2Pe 1:10) Therefore be all the more eager to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never fall.

(2Pe 1:15) Will make every effort to see that after my departure you will be able to remember these things. Peter’s gospel recorded by Mark.

(2Pe 1:21) For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

(2Pe 2:6) Turning Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes and condemning them to extinction is an example of the destiny of the ungodly.

(2Pe 2:9) Flood and Sodom show that Jesus knows how to rescue the godly while keeping ungodly for judgment.

(2Pe 3:3-6) In the last days, which include Peter’s days, scoffers deny creation out of water & uncreation of that world by waters of flood.

(2Pe 3:7) By same word heavens & earth that now exist are stored up for uncreation by fire, being kept for judgment & destruction of ungodly

(2Pe 3:9) Jesus is not slow but patient not wishing that any should perish but that all should reach repentance.

(2Pe 3:10) Day of the Lord will come like a thief. Heavens will pass away with a roar, heavenly bodies burned up & dissolved, earth exposed.

(2Pe 3:13) But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

(2Pe 3:14,18) Be diligent while waiting to be without spot or blemish & at peace. Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord. Glory to him.

(Jud 1:1-2) We are called, loved in God the Father, kept for Jesus Christ, recipients of mercy, peace and multiplied love.

(Jud 1:5) Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.

(Jud 1:9) The archangel Michael contended with the devil disputing about the body of Moses.

(Jud 1:12-13) False teachers like waterless clouds, fruitless trees, waves of the sea, wandering stars, destined for deep darkness.

(Jud 1:14-15) Enoch predicted the coming of the Lord with ten thousands of his holy ones to execute judgment.

(Jud 1:18-21) Some follow their ungodly passions, devoid of Spirit. But we continue in faith, pray in Spirit, keep in God’s love,wait mercy.

(Jud 1:24) He is able to keep us from stumbling and present us blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy.

(Jud 1:25) To only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time & now & forever. Amen.

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