The History of the Life and Death of the Holy Jesus
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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...and victory to arise from yielding, and the modesty of departing from our interest; and peace to be the reward of him, that suffers all the hostilities of men and devils. For Jesus, in this great humility of his, gives a great probation that he was the Messias, and the King of Sion; because no other king entered into those gates riding upon an ass, and received the honour of " Hosannah," in that unlikelihood and contradiction of unequal circumstances. 5. The blessed Jesus had never but two days of triumph in his life; the one was on his transfiguration upon Mount Tabor; the other, this his ridinginto the holy city. But, that it may appear how little were his joys and present exterior complacencies; in the day of his transfiguration, Moses and Elias appeared to him, telling him what great things he was to suffer; and in this day of his riding to Jerusalem, he wet the palms with adew sweeter than the moistures upon Mount Hermon, or the drops of manna: for, to allay the little warmth of a springing joy he let down a shower of tears, weeping over undone Jerusalem in the day of his triumph, leaving it disputable whether he felt more joy or sorrow in the acts of love; for he triumphed to consider that the redemption of the world was so near, and wept bitterly that men would not be redeemed; his joy was great, to consider that himself was to suffer so great sadness for our good; and his sorrow was very great, to consider that we would not. entertain that good, that he brought and laid before us by his passion. He was in figure, as his servant, St. Paphnutius, was afterwards, in letter and true story, " crucified upon palms: " which, indeed, was the emblem of a victory "; but yet such as had leaves sharp, poignant, ...
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