The Face of the Deep; a Devotional Commentary on the Apocalypse

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General Books, 2013 - Всего страниц: 216
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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. 1. And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith He that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead If it be lawful to regard these "Seven Spirits of God" as that "One and the self-same Spirit," Who divideth to every man severally as He will, our Lord's preamble to the Church in Sardis corresponds with Isaiah's prophetic description of the Messiah: "The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of Wisdom and Understanding, the Spirit of Counsel and Might, the Spirit of Knowledge and of the Fear of the Lord; and shall make Him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and He shall not judge after the sight of His eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of His ears." Thus He Who telleth the number of the stars and calleth them all by their names, before He pronounces judgment on even one star, deigns to proclaim and certify His own infallible insight. "I know thy works "--the works of Sardis, of all Christendom, of the whole world. Yea, and my works indeed, O Lord, Thou knowest: it is I myself who know them not fully. "Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." "Thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead."--Sardis with her name to live worked after a fashion, although dead. Centuries before the Psalmist had placed on record: "Men will praise thee, when thou doest well to thyself." And in our Lord's Sermon in the Plain we read: "Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you!" Sardis doubtless in some sense did well unto herself, however cruel in truth were her tender self-mercies; and thus earned the...

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Christina Georgina Rossetti was born in London on December 5, 1830. Along with being a young poet, Rossetti also became an Italian professor at King's College, University of London. Rossetti's intense devotion to religion showed in her various works, including "Uphill", her most famous work. Overall, Rossetti did not publish much, but she did submit her first volume of poetry, Goblin Market and Other Poems. Christina Georgina Rossetti died in London on December 29, 1894.

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