Category Archives: Presence of God

Hiding Christ from New Agers

This morning I was reading “My Prayer Journal” in the Victorian Baptist Witness. Part of the diary for Wednesday and Thursday went as follows: Something interesting happened today. Saw Greg put ‘religion’ and ‘new age’ books together (in the ‘new … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 15

Of Confession and Self-examination Self-examination should always precede Confession, and in the nature and manner of it should be conformable to the state of the soul: the business of those that are advanced to the degree of which we now … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 14

Of Inward Silence “The Lord is in His Holy Temple, let all the earth keep silence before him” (Hab. ii. 20). Inward silence is absolutely indispensable, because the Word is essential and eternal, and necessarily requires dispositions in the soul … Continue reading

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Life comes directly from God

As a folower of Jesus I know that I have been reborn when I accepted Jesus as my Saviour. But I have sometimes wondered just how that rebirth comes about. How does God actually create that new life in me? … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 13

Of Rest before God The soul advanced thus far hath no need of any other preparation than its quietude: for now the Presence of God, which is the great effect, or rather continuation of Prayer, begins to be infused, and … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 12

Of the Presence of God The soul that is faithful in the exercise of love and adherence to God above described, is astonished to feel Him gradually taking possession of their whole being: it now enjoys a continual sense of … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 11

Of Conversion “Be ye truly converted unto that God from whom ye have so deeply revolted” (Isa. xxxi. 6). To be truly converted is to avert wholly from the creature, and turn wholly unto God. For the attainment of salvation … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 10

Of Mortification I will even affirm, that, in any other way, it is next to an impossibility ever to acquire a perfect mortification of the senses and passions. The reason is obvious; the soul gives vigour and energy to the … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 8

Of Mysteries It may be objected, that, by this method, we shall have no mysteries imprinted on our minds: but it is quite the reverse; for it is the peculiar means of imparting them to the soul. Jesus Christ, to … Continue reading

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What is Perfection?

In the beginning there wasn’t, except for God. God said “Be!” and there was. God created, and said it was good, even very good. But it wasn’t yet finished. Yet, in one sense it was perfect because, after declaring it … Continue reading

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