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REPRESENTING

A GLIMPSE OF GLORY:

OR,

A GOSPEL DISCOVERY OF EMMANUEL'S LAND.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED, SOME/ON THE AUTHOS

LAST LETTERS.

BY ANDREW WELWOOD.

LONDON:
THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY;

Instituted 1799.
AND SOLD AT THE DEPOSITORY, 56, PATERNOSTER ROW,

AND 65, ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD;
AND BY TIE BOOKSELLERS.

1839.

In this Edition, the obsolete words are altered ; and some passages are omitted, to adapt the work to modern readers.

LONDON :

RICHARD CLAY, PRINTER, BREAD STREET ILI..

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E PRELUDE .................................................................

of necessity we must search after another life, than this

evanishing vapour .....

The small study of glory proves us, in a great part, carnal.

Students of glory overlook the difficulties and vexations of

time .....

The study of glory is so alluring, that the more we study,

the more we love to study it .....

Creatures are only to be esteemed more or less excellent,

according to their knowledge .......

A clear view of such great rewards encourages to all duties .
The better we are versed in the study of heaven, the more

we are fitted for it

Noble conceptions of glory, make us in part possessors of

heaven and glory ........

Heaven is the proper place where all excellency dwells,

should we not then dwell mentally there?

We are allowed to have our minds no where else but in hea-

ven, that only being free from the contagion of sin ......

According to the excellency of our knowledge, so is the

sphere of our activity; and consequently our fitness for

doing great things for our Lord's glory ......................

What we know and affect, that we are; if earth, we are

earthly; if heaven, we are heavenly .........................

It is dangerous to take a superficial view of glory, and no

inore: we are to search, and die searching; since earth

has so strange a power upon creatures composed of

earth ...................................................................

Scripture gives us a discovery of things beyond time ......

Glory is not to be considered after a philosophical manner,

being altogether supernatural ....

All creatures, from the highest to the lowest, are passively

capable of supernatural elevation

Nothing leads us so excellently to the knowledge of glory,

as grace its forerunner ......

Saints get some discoveries more evident than through a

glass, which may be termed glimpses of glory ......

All things invite to this excellent study; and there is no

argument against it .............

This skill is only from above, and to be begged of God ......

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9. One sight of ment nothing, thy until it rest,

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1. Invocation ............................

2. Admiration .........

3. The soul must be elevated on the wings of heavenly medi-

tation, before it get a sight of the promised land ..........

4. Glory is rather to be admired by mortals, than understood.

5. We may imagine, in this our childhood, childishly; and so

conceive of glory in a metaphoric way ...............

6. We cannot be so high, in our own conceptions of glory, but

still we may be higher ..............................

7. Christ, the Desire of all nations, because he is God, most

fully manifested to finite capacities ............

8. No manifestation of God so full and sweet to creatures, as

through Emmanuel; so infinite is the distance ............

9. One sight of Christ is enough to enrapture ever so many ...

10. All our enjoyment nothing, till we see him face to face ...

11. The soul is not perfectly happy until it rest, without inter-

ruption, in the Wellbeloved's love ....

12. The mutual interest betwixt Christ and his chosen is an

eternally sweet consideration ...

13. The glorified soul, reflecting on former things, looks upon

all as childish ...........................

14. Saints and angels shall be ever going forth into the match-

less excellences of their Wellbeloved .......

15. Even to stand beside the Chief of ten thousand is a dignity

inconceivably above the excellence of all creatures .......

16. The nearness of saints and angels to their Creator and Re-

deemer, astonishes them eternally ........

17. No knowledge, no evidence, equal unto the noon-day evi-

dence of glory ................

18. To be witnesses of the glory of Jehovah and the Lamb, is

an inexpressible dignity ...............

19. What he manifests to us is a wonder; and the way of his

manifesting it is a wonder of wonders ...

20. To consider the change Christ has undergone, is an eter-

nally delightful consideration ................

21. God manifested in the flesh for ever a mystery ...............

22. That God should bring about the highest exaltation of human

nature, through man's horrid ingratitude, an ocean of

wonders ......

23. The relations betwixt God and us are subjects of everlast-

ing amazement .......

24. Men and angels rejoice in an eternal circle of beholding

and admiring God visibly manifested ...

25. The glorified only capable of understanding glory fully :

mortality can conceive little ..................

26. The beholding of God, in his way of subsistence and out-

goings to creatures is endless delight .....

27. Nothing but rivers, oceans of joy, overflow Emmanuel's

land .....................................................................

28. This land of joys is filled with undone debtors ....... .......

29. The glorified, reflecting on the way to the kingdom, see it

to be an inconceivable design of Divine wisdom ..........

30. The fellowship betwixt Christ and every one of his, as

intimate and familiar as if he had but one .......

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31. Visible things, a most imperfect representation of invisible. 65

32. All excellency, spiritual or corporeal, on earth, is aug-

mented in glory, by myriads of stages .......

33. The highest manifestations of God in time, are but mere

emblems of the noon-day manifestation ..

34. The saints are every way like their Wellbeloved: since full

love must have full similitude

35. Complete blessedness is the complete enjoyment of God,

every way, mediately and immediately

36. Christ is the everlasting King, Priest, and Prophet of his

people ....

37. An astonishment, that the high and lofty One should look

on creatures.....................

38. Earth and heaven quite opposite things........................

39. Songs to Jehovah and the Lamb, in glory .........

40. The happiness of the saints superabundant, since they have

all manner of enjoyments...........

41. All the attributes of God contribute to our eternal blessed-

ness; but his unchangeableness is the crown of all ...... 87

42. That we are altogether Christ's, and not our own, is our

only happiness ...................................................... 90

43. The manifestation of God, in time, nothing to that of

eternity; and that of eternity, nothing to what dwells

hidden in Himself .......

41. All the promises are in part fulfilled in time, and fully in

eternity....

45. All the attributes of Jehovah, especially his justice and so-

vereignty, are seen evidently in the condemnation of the

wicked ...

105

46. The Divine Sovereignty .......

110

47. A world of free redeeming grace, the most excellent world

possible...

114

48. The work of salvation, a never enough admired design...... 121

49. Our blessedness one eternal triumph ...

......... 125

50. The full enjoyment of God consists in the nearest mutual

conjunction .........

.......... 131

51. The life of glory, the only life, that overtops all other lives,

and swallows them up

............ 133

52. No necessity of creatures in heaven: Jehovah is eminently

all in all......................

............................................ 135

53. Glory is an eternally blooming thing ....... ............. 138

54. Emmanuel's land is altogether of free redeeming grace, yet

it is given by way of reward .......

142

55. All things are fully discovered in glory, which lay hid in

time .......

................ 153

56. The fellowship of men and angels in heaven

eaven ................... 155

57. The saints are eternally acquitted; and all their faculties are

filled up with his words

156

58. Reprobates are already judged and condemned: and all their

faculties are filled with the dreadful roarings of the Lion

of the tribe of Judah ..........

162

59. All the creatures are sharers of this eternal day of joy, ex-

cept reprobate men and fallen angels.

169

60. All things are renewed and glorified, nothing annihilated 172

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