The Believer Suffering

The Believer Suffering

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: be cut down, the dresser of the vineyard begged that it might bo spared, &c. By affliction he has been (Jigging about your soul, in order that you may bring forth the fruits of holiness, and if these are not produced, more terrible suffering is likely to be inflicted upon you, till at last you are cut down as a cumberer of the ground. Besides, would it not be better for you to use this nauseous medicine which God administers, and have your soul's diseases healed. If your physician tell you that the course prescribed by him is the only way in which your life can be saved, will you reject it because of its being painful? And should God remove your suffering before his time, it will be with real loss to you. Moses, when sinking under the weight of hia responsible and numberless duties, complained that he was unable to bear up nnder them, and prayed for relief. God commanded him to bring seventy elders, and promised to take of the spirit which was on Moses, and impart it to them;--as if he had said that he gives no more strength than our duties and difficulties require, and that Moses previous to this had qualifications sufficient for seventy. And did he not suffer loss? Assuredly he did, for the spirit was in a great measure taken from off him. Which would you then prefer? Tour sufferings with this abounding grace and comfort, or relief bat at the same time the necessary withdrawal of these special manifestations of the divine presence? A godly man who had suddenly lost his son, retired one day for several hours, and when he returned appeared so full of happiness that he was asked how he could possibly be so in the midst of such affliction. He answered, that he would gladly lose a son every day, if it could be the means of renewing to...
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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917596
  • 9781236917591