Excerpt from Forty-Eight Select Sermons
Sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; the strength of sin is the law. But' thanks be to God, who giveth to me the victory through Jesus Christ.' What can be troublesome unto me, since my Lord looks upon me with so lov ing and amiable a countenance? And how greatly do I long for these embracements of my Lord? O that he would kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for his love is better than wine!' Cant. I. 2. That my soul were the throne wherein he might dwell eternally! 0 that my heart were the temple wherein he might be magnified, and dwell for ever! All glory be unto my God, angels and saints, praise ye him; 0 thou earth, yea, hills and mountains, be glad; you shall not be wearied any more with the burden of corruption, whereunto you have been subject through the wickedness of mankind. Lift up your heads and be glad, for a fire shall make you clean from all your corruption and vanity, wherewith for many years you have been infected. Let the bride rejoice, let all the saints rejoice, for the day of the marriage with the bridegroom (even the Lamb of God) is at hand, and his fair white robes shall be given her; she shall be arrayed'with the golden ves. Try and needle-work of his manifold graces, that shall be put Upon her: he, who is her life, shall quickly appear, and she shall quickly appear with him in the glory and happiness of a consummate marriage. Buti must remember myself, I know I have been greatly strengthened and sustained by your prayers, (hon ourable lady, and dearly beloved in our Lord Jesus) continue, I pray you, as you have begun, in wrest ling with the Lord for me, that Christ may be mag nified in my mortal body, whether living or dead, that my soul may be lifted up to the third heavens, that I may taste of these joys that are at the right hand of my heavenly Father; and that with gladness I may let my spirit go thither where my body shall shortly follow. Who am I, that he should first have.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more