Excerpt from Joyful News From Heaven: Or, the Last Intelligence From Our Glorify'd Jesus Above the Stars, Wherein Is Insallibly Recorded How That the Soul Dieth in the Body You have a spiritual Epistle full of divine Consolation, and Information of Judgment, unto those only, which in any Measure are enabled truly to comprehend it. In John the l0th, there, faith Christ, I lay down my Life, that. I might take it again, no Man taketh it from me, I lay it down of myself: I have Power to lay it down and Power, to take it again. My beloved Brethren, in the latter Words of this Text is comprehended all the Wisdom, Power, and Glory, of Infiniteness itself. First of all, here our Lord doth as it were present unto your spiritual View a two-fold Comprehension of his God-head Power: First, a divine Power to enter into Death: Secondly, being dead, a Power to quicken Life out of Death, or silent Darkness itself. Moreover, because many of the blessed Ones are not fully satisfied, concerning Christ's Soul dying with his Body, therefore I shall write somewhat from his own Words, spoken upon that Account. John the 12th it is thus written, Except the Wheat Com fall into the Ground, and die, it abideth alone hut if it die, it bringeth forth much Fruit. Dear Friends, Oh! what a fit Resemblance is thee between the spiritual Prince of Glory, and the natural Prince of Gain, if it be rightly understood? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.