Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
accordingly, after having fasted and prayed they gave them imposition of hands, and dismiss'd them.
then Cornelius said, it is now four days ago that I was fasting, and while I was at prayers in my house, about the ninth hour, a man in bright attire presented himself before me,
When ye fast, don't put on a dismal air, as the hypocrites do, who look dejected, that men may take notice of their fasting: I assure you, they have their reward.
Then John's disciples came to him and said, why do the Pharisees, as well as we, observe so many fasts, and your disciples keep none?
being then a widow of about fourscore and four years old: she was assiduously in the temple, night and day religiously employ'd in fastings and prayers:
1 Corinthians 7:5
don't desert one another, unless you mutually consent to retire for a time, to the solemnity of prayer; and then come together again, lest satan make an attempt upon your continency.
2 Corinthians 6:5
from imprisonments, from tumults, from labours, from watchings, from penury.
2 Corinthians 11:27
expos'd to toil, to fatigue, to frequent watchings, to hunger and thirst, to frequent fastings, to cold and penury.
As Peter was still pondering upon the vision, the spirit said to him, there are people below, who enquire for you.
but after they had travers'd Phrygia and Galatia, they were order'd by the holy spirit not to preach the gospel in Asia:
1 Corinthians 12:11
but all are wrought by one and the same spirit, distributing to every one in particular, as he thinks fit.
but the Lord said to me, "be gone, for I will send you far hence, even to the Gentiles."
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, chosen to declare the gospel dispensation,
and how shall they hear without a preacher? and how shall they preach except they be sent? as it is written, "how beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!"
but when it pleased God, who ordained me from my birth, and called me by his especial favour, to reveal his son to me,
(for he that had wrought powerfully in Peter with respect to his apostleship among the Jews, had also wrought powerfully in me upon account of the Gentiles:) and when James,
2 Timothy 2:2
and what you heard me deliver in the presence of many, intrust to such persons of integrity as are qualified to instruct others
go, said the Lord to him: for he is the instrument I have chosen, to bear my name to the Gentiles, to kings, and to the children of Israel.
from thence they sailed to Antioch, where they had been recommended to the favour of God, for the commission, which they had now discharg'd.
entreat therefore the Lord of the harvest, to send forth labourers into his harvest.
After this the Lord nominated seventy disciples more, and sent them before by two and two, into all the cities, and towns, where he himself design'd to go.
of this I was made a minister, according to the gracious gift God bestowed on me, by the effectual operation of his influence:
1 Timothy 2:7
for this I was establish'd a herald and an apostle, I speak the truth without disguise, a doctor to instruct the Gentiles in the true faith.
2 Timothy 1:11
For this I was establish'd the herald, the apostle, and doctor of the Gentiles. this has drawn upon me the evils I suffer.
to himself the honour of the priesthood: he must be called thereto by God, as Aaron was.
then the spirit said unto Philip, go near, and advance to his chariot.