Wisdom of the Ages – Thomas Fuller

Wisdom of the Ages

Thomas Fuller

“If it were not for hopes, the heart would break”
– Thomas Fuller

Hope gives the ability to stand in the darkness for Hope looks for the morning not the night. People without hope are a people without strength. Jesus came to be everyone’s hope and everyone’s light.

“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”
Matthew 11:28

Wisdom of the Ages – FW Robertson

Wisdom of the Ages

FW Robertson

“Love God, and he will dwell with you. Obey God, and he will reveal to you the truth of his deepest teachings.”
– Frederick W. Robertson

 

Wisdom of the Ages – Andrew Murray

Wisdom of the Ages

Andrew Murray

“Nowhere can we get to know the holiness of God, and come under His influence and power, except in the inner chamber. It has been well said: “No man can expect to make progress in holiness who is not often and long alone with God.””
– Andrew Murray

 

Wisdom of the Ages – Isaac Penington

Wisdom of the Ages

Babylon versus Zion

“BABYLON is the spiritual fabric of iniquity; the mystical great city of the great king of darkness; built in imitation of Zion, painted just like Zion, that it might be taken for Zion, and be worshipped there, instead of the true, eternal, ever living God, and King of Zion.”

“And here, in this there is a great difference between the vessels of Zion, and the vessels of Babylon. The vessels of Zion, they are weak, earthen, foolish, contemptible to the eye of man’s wisdom, (which cannot look for any great matter of excellency there); but the treasure, the liquor of life in them, is precious. The vessels of Babylon make a great show, appear very holy, very heavenly, very zealous for God and Christ, and for the setting up of his church and ordinances all over the world. Thus they appear outside; but they are sepulchers; there is rottenness within. Under all this there lodges an unclean, an unsanctified heart; a heart unsubdued to the spirit and power of the gospel, while it makes such a great show of subjection and obedience to the letter.”

“But their souls never knew the fire in Zion, and the furnace in Jerusalem; by which the very inwards of their spirits must be cleansed, before the pure eye of life is opened which can see Zion.”

“And it is a spiritual city, a mystical city, a city built by the working of the mystery of iniquity, 2 Thes 2:7. whereupon she is called mystery. Rev 17:5. It is not a city of plain wickedness, but a city of sin that is hidden; of sin keeping its life under a covering, under a form of godliness; of sin reigning in the heart under zeal, under devotion, under praying, believing, worshipping, hoping, waiting, etc. Where sin lies hidden within under these, there is Babylon; there is the mystery of witchcraft; there is the painted throne of Satan; there is spiritual Egypt and Sodom, where the Lord of life is daily crucified. This is the city, the mystical city, the spiritual city. Rev. 11:8.”

–Isaac Penington

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Wisdom of the Ages – George Whitefield

Wisdom of the Ages

George Whitefield

“It is an undoubted truth that every doctrine that comes from God, leads to God; and that which doth not tend to promote holiness is not of God.”
– George Whitefield