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112 TUE BRUISED ltEED before a thousand others. Such men usually are i!11movable as the sun in hiscourse, because they think and speak and live by rule . A Joshua and his house will serve God, whatsoever others do, and will run a course contrary to the world, because their judgments lead them a contrary way. Hence it is that Satan bath a spite at the eye' of the soul, the judgment, to put out that by ignorance and false reason ; for he cannot rule in any, until either he bath taken away or perverted judgment. He is a prince of darkness, and ruleth in the darkness of the understanding. Therefore he must first be cast out of the understanding by the prevailing of truth, and planting it in the soul. Those therefore that are enemies · Df knowledge, help Satan and Antichrist (whose kingdomz like Satan's, is a kingdom of darkness) to erect their throne. Hence it is promised by Christ that the lloly Ghost " shall convince the world of judgment," that is, that he is resolved to set up a throne of government, because the great Lord of misrule, Satan the Prince of this world is judged by the Gospel, and the Spirit accompanying it. His