The Beloved in His Gardden

The Beloved in His Gardden

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...then seem as if the career of Jesus had for ever been put an end to, when He was there crucified in weakness. Men and demons might think themselves the conquerors; for indeed their diabolical purposes, so far as they were concerned, had proved successful, and hence they found cruel occasion to add to His pangs by insolent mockery of His pretensions to be the Son of God. But like as the cloud which, dark to look upon from our standpoint on the plain, if seen from some high mountain-top would appear to be all sunned into snotless lustre, even so was it with Christ in His death. At he Father it was not dark and dread defeat, but irresistib. an(j when believing men are lifted up into the light of God, and, by the word and Spirit, given to look upon the cross, a glory breaks upon it, and the Crucified is seen to be transfigured into a conqueror over death and hell and the grave; while to those who look upon it in the light of mere reason, or after this world's wisdom, to one it is a "stumbling-block," and to another "foolishness"--even as it was to both Jews and Greeks. And so the skies have long received the Conqueror back into His glory, and those feet of white brass, in their lustrous brightness, prove Him to have been without alloy in passing through the furnace of wrath for us. His work is declared to be holy--perfect; and the Father, well pleased with Him for His righteousness' sake, has hence committed into His hands all the power to dispense the blessings He has so dearly purchased, and so gloriously won. He is not in the garden of His agony now, but in the midst of the seven golden lampstands--present in His Church, making it as the place of His feet, glorious: and here we may see His ways and works among us. He is to be...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515420
  • 9781236515421