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A25241 Looking unto Jesus a view of the everlasting gospel, or, the souls eying of Jesus as carrying on the great work of mans salvation from first to last / by Isaac Ambrose ... Ambrose, Isaac, 1604-1664. 1680 (1680) Wing A2957; ESTC R33051 999,188 563

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a_o part_n in_o the_o first_o resurrection_n on_o such_o the_o second_o death_n have_v no_o power_n christ_n death_n have_v take_v away_o the_o pain_n of_o the_o second_o death_n yea_o pain_n and_o power_n too_o for_o it_o shall_v never_o oppress_v such_o as_o belong_v to_o christ_n if_o hell_n and_o devil_n can_v speak_v a_o word_n of_o truth_n they_o will_v say_v comfort_v yourselves_o you_o believe_v soul_n we_o have_v no_o power_n over_o you_o for_o the_o lord_n jesus_n have_v conquer_v we_o and_o we_o have_v quite_o lose_v the_o cause_n paul_n be_v very_o confident_a of_o this_o and_o therefore_o he_o throw_v down_o the_o gauntlet_n and_o challenge_v a_o dispute_n with_o all_o comer_n who_o shall_v lay_v any_o thing_n to_o the_o charge_n of_o god_n elect_n 34._o rom._n 8.33_o 34._o it_o be_v god_n that_o justifi_v who_o be_v he_o that_o condemn_v it_o be_v christ_n that_o die_v let_v sin_n and_o the_o law_n and_o justice_n and_o death_n and_o hell_n yea_o and_o all_o the_o devil_n 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and_o keep_v the_o door_n open_v that_o your_o soul_n may_v enter_v we_o have_v boldness_n say_v the_o apostle_n to_o enter_v into_o the_o holy_a by_o the_o blood_n of_o jesus_n 10.20_o heb._n 10.20_o by_o a_o new_a and_o live_a way_n which_o he_o have_v consecrate_v for_o we_o through_o the_o veil_n that_o be_v to_o say_v his_o flesh_n christ_n death_n have_v set_v open_a all_o the_o golden_a gate_n and_o door_n of_o glory_n and_o therefore_o go_v away_o cheary_o and_o get_v you_o to_o heaven_n and_o when_o you_o come_v there_o be_v discourage_v or_o discomfort_a if_o you_o can_v o_o my_o soul_n i_o see_v thou_o be_v pour_v on_o sin_n on_o thy_o crimson_a sin_n and_o scarlet_a sin_n but_o i_o will_v have_v thou_o dwell_v on_o that_o crimson_a scarlet_a blood_n of_o christ_n oh_o it_o be_v the_o blood_n of_o sprinkle_v it_o speak_v better_a thing_n than_o the_o blood_n of_o abel_n it_o cry_v for_o mercy_n and_o pardon_v and_o refresh_v and_o salvation_n thy_o sin_n cry_v lord_n do_v 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tell_v he_o what_o anguish_n and_o pain_n he_o have_v suffer_v for_o our_o sake_n and_o let_v we_o complain_v against_o ourselves_o oh_o what_o shall_v we_o do_v who_o by_o our_o sin_n have_v so_o torment_v our_o dear_a lord_n what_o contrition_n can_v be_v great_a enough_o what_o tear_n sufficient_o expressive_a what_o hatred_n and_o detestation_n equal_a and_o commensurate_a to_o those_o sad_a and_o heavy_a suffering_n of_o our_o jesus_n and_o then_o let_v we_o pray_v that_o he_o will_v pity_v we_o and_o forgive_v we_o those_o sin_n wherewith_o we_o crucify_v he_o that_o he_o will_v bestow_v on_o we_o the_o virtue_n of_o his_o suffering_n and_o death_n that_o his_o wound_n may_v heal_v we_o his_o death_n may_v quicken_v we_o and_o his_o blood_n may_v cleanse_v we_o from_o all_o our_o spiritual_a filth_n of_o sin_n and_o last_o that_o he_o will_v assure_v we_o that_o his_o death_n be_v we_o that_o he_o will_v persuade_v we_o that_o neither_o death_n nor_o life_n nor_o angel_n 39_o rom._n 8.38_o 39_o nor_o principality_n nor_o power_n nor_o thing_n present_a nor_o thing_n to_o come_v nor_o height_n nor_o depth_n nor_o any_o other_o creature_n shall_v be_v able_a to_o separate_v we_o from_o the_o love_n of_o god_n which_o be_v in_o christ_n jesus_n our_o lord_n 2._o we_o must_v praise_v the_o lord_n for_o all_o these_o suffering_n of_o christ_n have_v he_o indeed_o suffer_v all_o these_o punishment_n for_o we_o oh_o than_o what_o shall_v we_o render_v unto_o the_o lord_n for_o all_o his_o benefit_n upon_o we_o what_o shall_v we_o do_v for_o he_o who_o have_v do_v and_o suffer_v all_o these_o thing_n but_o especial_o if_o we_o believe_v our_o part_n in_o the_o death_n of_o christ_n in_o all_o the_o virtue_n benefit_n victory_n purchase_n and_o privilege_n of_o his_o precious_a death_n oh_o then_o what_o manifold_a cause_n of_o thankfulness_n and_o praise_n be_v here_o be_v enlarge_v o_o my_o soul_n sound_v forth_o the_o praise_n of_o thy_o christ_n tell_v all_o the_o world_n of_o that_o warm_a love_n of_o christ_n which_o flow_v with_o his_o blood_n out_o of_o all_o his_o wound_n into_o thy_o spirit_n tune_v thy_o heartstring_n aright_o and_o keep_v consort_n with_o all_o the_o angel_n of_o heaven_n and_o all_o his_o saint_n on_o earth_n sing_v that_o psalm_n of_o john_n the_o divine_a 6._o rev._n 1.5_o 6._o unto_o he_o that_o love_v we_o and_o wash_v we_o from_o our_o sin_n in_o his_o own_o blood_n and_o have_v make_v we_o king_n and_o priest_n unto_o god_n and_o his_o father_n to_o he_o be_v glory_n and_o dominion_n for_o ever_o and_o ever_o amen_n sect_n ix_o of_o conform_v to_o jesus_n in_o that_o respect_n 9_o let_v we_o conform_v to_o jesus_n in_o respect_n of_o his_o suffering_n and_o death_n look_v unto_o jesus_n be_v effective_a of_o this_o object_n have_v a_o attractive_a power_n that_o do_v assimilate_v or_o make_v like_a unto_o they_o i_o have_v read_v of_o a_o woman_n that_o by_o fix_v the_o strength_n of_o her_o imagination_n 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this_o day_n and_o there_o will_v virtue_n come_v out_o of_o he_o it_o be_v christ_n care_n to_o wean_v mary_n from_o the_o comfort_n of_o his_o external_a presence_n and_o to_o teach_v she_o how_o to_o embrace_v he_o by_o a_o true_a and_o lively_a faith_n he_o be_v not_o long_o to_o be_v see_v in_o his_o visible_a shape_n be_v short_o to_o ascend_v unto_o his_o father_n and_o therefore_o the_o main_a business_n be_v to_o learn_v that_o touch_n that_o will_v both_o continue_v and_o do_v her_o good_a to_o her_o soul_n health_n and_o i_o believe_v for_o this_o very_a cause_n christ_n will_v not_o stay_v long_o with_o any_o of_o his_o disciple_n at_o any_o time_n he_o only_o appear_v to_o manifest_v himself_o and_o to_o prove_v his_o resurrection_n and_o then_o to_o wean_v t●em_n from_o all_o