Daniel Muir [Father]
you wants have been cut off in the midst of your folly. Al that you are attempting to Show the [underlined: Holy Spirit] of God gives the believer to [underlined: See] at one [underlined: glance] of the eye. for according to the Tract. I sent you they can See gods love power. & glory in [underlined: every thing]. and it has the effect of turning away their Sight & Eys from the things that are Seen & temperal to the things that are not Seen & eternal. [underlined: according] [underlined: to Gods holy word] It is of no use to look through a glass darkley when we have the [underlined: Gosple] & its [underlined: fulfillment]. and when the true [underlined: practable] believer has got the God head in fellowship with himself all the time. & reigning in his heart all the time. I know that the World & the church of the World will glory in Such as you. but how can they believe which receivehonour one of another & Seek not the honour that cometh from god only. John 5:44. you cannot warm the heart of the Saint of God. with your cold icey toped mountains. O my dear Son come away from them to the Spirit of God & His finished work. presented to you . with out money & price. it will kindle a flame of Secred fire in your heart that will never go out. & then you will go & willing expend it upon other icey hearts & you will thus be blessed infinetly in tribulation and eternaly through Jesus Christ who is made unto us of God wisdom righteousness. Sanctification and redemption 1 Cor 1:30.31. An the best & Soonest way of geting quit of the writing and publishing your Book is to [underlined: burn] [underlined: it]. & then [underlined: it]
Portage City, [Wisc]
1874 Mar 19
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 22.5 cm.
Reel 03, Image 0047
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