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“BUT YE ARE A CHOSEN GENERATION, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, AN HOLY NATION, A PECULIAR PEOPLE; THAT YE SHOULD SHOW FORTH THE PRAISES OF HIM WHO HATH CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELLOUS LIGHT.”-I PET. 11. 9.
“ FOR YE ARE DEAD, AND YOUR LIFE IS HID WITH CHRIST IN GOD."-Col. III. 3.
THE HIDDEN LIFE MADE MANIFEST
THROUGH FACTS OF OBSERVATION AND EXPERIENCE:
FACTS ELUCIDATED BY THE WORD OF GOD.
REV. ASA MAHAN, D.D.
THE SPIRIT, CHRISTIAN PERFECTION,” ETC.
PUBLISHED FOR THE AUTHOR AT THE
WESLEYAN CONFERENCE OFFICE,
BELIEVERS in Jesus, as we read in the Scriptures, are children of the light, and children of the day,” and are privileged to “walk in the light, as God is the light,” God Himself being “their everlasting light, and their God their glory.” Thus “walking in the light,” they “ have fellowship one with another ;” and more than this, “ with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.” Abiding in this light and in this fellowship, their “joy is full,” “ out of weakness they are made strong," in all conditions of existence they find perfect content, and are “more than conquerors through Him that hath loved us,” and “having all sufficiency for all things, are abundantly furnished for every good work.” If all this is not true of any believer, it is because he is living below his revealed privileges, and is thus living because he does not "know the things which are freely given us of God.” It contradicts every true idea of Christian character, to suppose that a true believer in Christ will “walk in darkness," knowing that he may " walk in the light;" will remain weak, knowing that he may be girded with "everlasting