Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
and display to all the world that mysterious dispensation, which from all past ages has been conceal'd in the secret purpose of God, who created all things:
for I declare unto you, that many prophets and just men have desired to see what ye see, and have not seen it: and to hear what ye hear, and have not heard it.
for I assure you, that many prophets and princes have desired to see what you now behold, but they never saw it; and to hear what you have heard, which they never did.
said he, how unlawful it is for a Jew, to frequent a stranger, or even to go to his house: but God hath shewed me, that I should not look upon any man as common and unclean.
Now to him that is able to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, conformable to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret from antient times, but now is laid open,
2 Timothy 1:10
has now been display'd by the coming of Jesus Christ our saviour, who has defeated the power of death, by bringing a life of immortality to light thro' the gospel.
Paul a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to declare the faith which recommends men to the divine favour, and to convince them of that truth, which leads to piety,
Tho' these were all celebrated for their faith, they did not receive the reward that was promised:
1 Peter 1:10
'Twas this salvation, that employ'd the most profound enquiries of those, who predicted the dispensation that was to be in your behalf:
being built upon the foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, whereof Jesus Christ himself is the main stone of the angle:
It is he then that made some, apostles: some, prophets: some, evangelists: and others, pastors, and teachers:
wherefore I shall send you prophets, and wise men, and Scribes; you will kill some, and crucify others, many will ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city.
agreeably to this, in the Wisdom of God 'tis said, "I will send them prophets and apostles: some they will kill, and others they will persecute:
1 Corinthians 12:28
which God has placed in the church, first apostles, next prophets, then teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, assistants, governours, interpreters of languages.
2 Peter 3:2
by admonishing you to be mindful of the predictions of the holy prophets, and of the directions of the apostles of our Lord and Saviour.
As for you, my beloved, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ have formerly told you.
to him it was revealed by the holy spirit, that he should not die till he had seen the Messiah of the Lord.
but the advocate, the holy spirit, whom the father will send for my sake, he will explain every thing to you, and make you remember, all that I have told you.
but when he, the spirit of truth shall come, he will inform you of all those truths: for he will not speak from himself; but the information he shall receive will he communicate: and acquaint you with what is to come.
As Peter was still pondering upon the vision, the spirit said to him, there are people below, who enquire for you.
1 Corinthians 12:8
for to one the spirit gives the knowledge of the prophetical writings; to another the same spirit gives the knowledge of the doctrines of religion;