Page images
PDF
EPUB

CHRIST'S SPIRIT

A

CHRISTIAN'S STRENGTH,

OR A PLAIN DISCOVERY OF THE MIGHTY AND INVINCIBLE POWER THAT ALL BELIEVERS RECEIVE THROUGH

THE GIFT OF THE SPIRIT.

FIRST HELD FORTH IN TWO SERMONS

On Acts i. 8.

AND AFTER PUBLISHED FOR THE INSTRUCTION AND USE OF

THOSE THAT ARE SPIRITUAL, ANNO 1645.

BY WILLIAM DELL,

Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, at Yelden, in the county of Bedford

1 Cor. iv. 19, 20. I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the

speech of them that are puffed up, but the power. For the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

2 Tim. iii. 5. Having a form of Godliness, but denying the power of it ; from

such turn away.

B

TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE

THE

LADY ELIZABETH,

COUNTESS OF BULLINBROOK:

Right HONOURABLE,

THE form of godliness is very common in these days of ours; but the power of it is very rare. How few persons shall we find in the visible church, who live and act in the strength of God ? But generally, men do whatever they do in their own strength; and that not only in human things, but in divine. How seldom do we see, either in ministers or Christians, in the discharge of their duties in their several places, more than the power of men? The greatest part by far, not only of those who are called Christians, but also of forward professors, being ignorant, what it is to be strengthened with might in the inner man, according to the glorious power of the great God. How little is there, among all our plenty, of that preaching which is not in the plausible words of man's wisdom, but in the demonstration of the Spirit, and power? How few congregations, among the many that are in the kingdom, are gathered together in the spirit and power of our Lord Jesus Christ? How few of those Christians are there, in whom is the exceeding greatness of God's power, together with the effectual working of it? But the form of godli

« PreviousContinue »