An Account of the Life of that Ancient Servant of Jesus Christ, John Richardson: Giving a Relation of Many of His Trials and Exercises in His Youth, and His Services in the Work of the Ministry, in England, Ireland, America, &c

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J. Phillips, 1791 - 247 pages
 

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Page 151 - Behold, I go forward, but he is not there ; And backward, but I cannot perceive him: On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: He hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him: But he knoweth the way that I take: When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Page 207 - Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel ; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
Page 94 - Heights frequently center (as to Man in this Capacity) in great Depths, and great Plenty in great Poverty, which I have often seen to be good in order to keep the Creature low, in Fear, and in a Dependence upon the Lord, I soon fell into such a Condition that I was like to die away; and when it was so, I with my Companion...
Page 8 - ... that indicated a feeling of religious sensibility. There was no place of worship ; no priest of any kind, except one who had been there a few years, who was a dissolute, drunken man. It was of the Lord's mercy that I, and the whole land, were not destroyed like Sodom and Gomorrah. At that time, the prince of the power of the air...
Page 14 - ... depending and waiting frame upon the Lord, and to be stayed in the light, and experimentally and feelingly to partake of his love and grace, which helped me against my infirmities, blessed be his name, I found it sufficient for me, as I kept to it, in all trials and temptations : then I came to see, that all the outward performances in matters of religion did not avail nor render man acceptable to God, but as the heart came to be truly given up to him, that he might not only purge it from defilement,...
Page 150 - ... boat being open, we could not have any light to see our compass, but my faith was in the Lord, that he would bring us to shore ; and I kept the boat as near the wind as she would sail, and told my poor sick and helpless company, I believed that we should not perish, although we might miss...
Page 37 - Tamworth, where there was a difference, especially betwixt two friends j both of them had been such as had made some considerable figure among friends : I felt it upon me to go to the man, to warn him of the spirit of prejudice and envy, for if he gave way to it, it would eat out his love to friends and -truth, and he would decline meetings, and come to nought, and turn his back on the truth ; which came to he fulfilled, as I afterwards heard ; for he became a loose man, and listed himself to be...
Page 105 - Christ, can be obtained by the soul. Come thou that lovest the light, and bringest thy deeds to the light, and believest in the light, and hast thy body full of light, by keeping thy eye single to God, and in and to all things that may tend to His glory and thy duty, thou wilt become a child of the light, and receive the whole armour of light: this is that which will arm thee on the right hand and on the left. Put off thy own righteousness, which it may be thy breast hath been too much possessed...

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