By William L. Andrews

ISBN-10: 0253287049

ISBN-13: 9780253287045

ISBN-10: 0253352606

ISBN-13: 9780253352606

Sisters of the Spirit... may still curiosity a much wider audience.... those interesting money owed can stand on their own.... Mr. Andrews has made them much more available by way of offering a complete creation and valuable footnotes... yet he doesn't intervene at the textual content itself. —New York instances e-book Review"... informative and encouraging reading." —The magazine of yank HistoryJarena Lee, Zilpha Elaw, and Julia Foote underwent a revolution of their personal feel of self that helped to release a feminist revolution in American non secular existence and in American society as a complete.

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But this plan did not suit him, as he was the Pastor of the Society; he could not bring his mind to leave them.  But the Lord soon showed me in a dream what his will was concerning this matter.  Such opportunities I embraced to press home on their consciences the things of eternity, and so effectual was the word of exhortation made through the Spirit, that I have seen them fall to the floor crying aloud for mercy.  The dream was as follows: I thought I saw the sun rise in the morning, and ascend to an altitude of about half an hour high, and then become obscured by a dense black cloud, which continued to hide its rays for about one third part of the day, and then it burst forth again with renewed splendour.

Page 42 THE SUBJECT OF MY CALL TO PREACH RENEWED.  By this means, my mind was relieved, as the house was soon filled when the hour appointed for prayer had arrived. " I then sung a hymn, kneeled down and prayed for him, and then went my way.  He appeared now to be somewhat more tender, and we thought we could perceive some tokens of conviction, as he wished us to visit him again, in a tone of voice not quite as indifferent as he had hitherto manifested.  I took up the hymn­book and opened to a hymn suitable to his case, and commenced to sing.

On this account so great was the impression, and so strong were the feelings of guilt, that I promised in my heart that I would not tell another lie. But notwithstanding this promise my heart grew harder, after a while, yet the spirit of the Lord never entirely forsook me, but continued mercifully striving with me, until his gracious power converted my soul.  It was an afternoon meeting, but few were there, the place was a school room; but the preacher was solemn, and in his countenance the earnestness of his master's business appeared equally strong, as though he were about to speak to a multitude.

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