Memoirs of the Life, Death, Burial, and Wonderful Writings, of Jacob Behmen: Now First Done at Large Into English, from the Best Edition of His Works in the Original German ...

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T. Dicey, 1780 - Mysticism - 153 pages
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Page iii - And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Page 71 - Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is ; that I may know how frail I am.
Page 151 - I have met with my God, I have met with my Saviour, and He hath not been present with me without His salvation, but I have felt the healings drop upon my soul from under His wings.
Page 151 - ... living knowledge, the knowledge which is life ; and this hath had the true virtue in it, which my soul hath rejoiced in in the presence of the Lord. I have met with the seed's Father, and in the seed I have felt Him my Father; there I have read His nature, His love, His compassions, His tenderness, which have melted, overcome, and changed my heart before Him. I have met with the seed's faith, which hath done and doth that which the faith of man can never do.
Page ix - God without turning from themselves ; would be alive in God before they were dead to their own nature ; a thing as impossible in itself as for a grain of wheat to be alive before it dies.
Page 72 - Chrift, unto all and upon all them that believe, for there is no difference ; for all have finned, and come fhort of the glory of God...
Page 152 - Now, the Lord knows, these things I do not utter in a boasting way ; but would rather be speaking of my nothingness, my emptiness, my weakness, my manifold infirmities, which I feel more than ever. The Lord hath broken the man's part in me, and I am a worm, and no man before him. I have no strength to do any good or service for him: nay, I cannot watch over or preserve myself. I feel daily that I keep not alive my own soul ; but am weaker before men, yea, weaker in my spirit, as in myself, than ever...
Page 152 - I know all these to be true, in Him that is true, and am capable of no doubt, dispute, or reasoning in my mind about them ; it abiding there, where it hath received the full assurance and satisfaction. And also I know very well and distinctly in...
Page 105 - ... prompted in my heart to dig in these writings, I followed this impulse with continual aspirations and prayer to God for his help and divine illumination, if I was called to understand them.
Page 70 - O that they were wife, that they underftood this, that they would confider their latter end...

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