Select Devotional Works of Joseph Hall

Select Devotional Works of Joseph Hall

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...in this duel of thine) unseen of thee, till the full end of that great combat; then they showed themselves to thee, as willing to be known to have been the secret witnesses of the fight, and glad congratulators of thy triumph; then they came and ministered unto thee. Never were they but ready to have visibly attended thee, hadst thou been pleased to require so sensible a service; but the state of a servant, which thou didst choose to undergo, suited not with the perpetuity of so glorious a retinue. Whether, therefore, they were seen to thee, or not seen, it was their great honour and happiness, and a main part of the "great mystery of godliness," that thou who art the true God, manifested in the flesh, wert seen of angels. They saw thee in the garden, in thy sad agony; and if angels could have been capable of passion in that state of their glory, could have been, no doubt, content to suffer in, and with thee. With what eyes do we think they looked upon thy bloody sweat, and the frowns of thy heavenly Father, which they saw bent against thee, in our persons, for the sin of mankind, which thou eamest to expiate. Now, in this doleful condition, so wert thou seen of angels, that the angels were seen of thee: "For, lo, there appeared an angel from heaven strengthening thee," Luke xxii. 43. Oh the deep humiliation of God manifested in the flesh, that thou, O Jesus, the God and Lord of all the angels of heaven, shouldst in this bloody conflict with thy Father's wrath, for our sins, need and receive comfort from a created angel, thy servant! Whilst thou wert grappling with the powers of darkness, there was no need of aid; only after the fight, angels came and ministered to thee; but now that thou must struggle under the wrath...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865022
  • 9781236865021