Religious Experience and Journal of Mrs. Jarena Lee, Giving an Account of Her Call to Preach the Gospel

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Pub. for the author, 1849 - African American clergy - 97 pages
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Jarena Lee's autobiography provides amazing insight into the life of a remarkable woman. The Methodist church is blessed to have her as part of our history.
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“I have traveled
, in four years, sixteen hundred miles and of that I walked two hundred and eleven miles, and preached the kingdom of God to the falling sons and daughters of Adam, counting it all joy for the sake of Jesus.” (Jarena Lee, pg 36) 

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Page 63 - I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.
Page 30 - Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a. trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
Page 71 - Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Page 22 - In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand : for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both ahull be alike good.
Page 31 - O that the world might taste and see The riches of his grace ! The arms of love that compass me Would all mankind embrace.
Page 35 - Ashamed of Jesus! yes, I may, When I've no guilt to wash away; No tear to wipe; no good to crave; No fears to quell; no soul to save.
Page 15 - He made the sky And earth and seas, with all their train: His truth for ever stands secure; He saves the oppressed, He feeds the poor, And none shall find His promise vain.
Page 47 - Father's face." 2 Let not thy face be hid from me, Nor frown my soul away ; God of my life, I fly to thee, In a distressing day. 3 Should friends and kindred, near and dear, Leave me to want or die, My God would make my life his care, And all my need supply.
Page 81 - Therefore, do unto all men as ye would they should do unto you : for this is the law and the prophets" Thirdly, Beware of all ostentation of virtue, goodness, or piety.
Page 10 - Go preach the Gospel!" I immediately replied aloud, "No one will believe me." Again I listened, and again the same voice seemed to say, "Preach the Gospel; I will put words in your mouth, and will turn your enemies to become your friends." At first I supposed that Satan had spoken to me, for I had read that he could transform himself into an angel of light, for the purpose of deception. Immediately I went into a secret place, and called upon the Lord to know if he had called me to preach, and whether...

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