Last Update: February 24, 2014

Thomas Bromley  

A Contemporary of Jane Lead &
a Member of the Philadelphian Society

[ 1629 - 1691 ]


Thomas Bromley On-Line Manuscripts

Links to the On-line Manuscripts of Thomas Bromley

 

From the Author ... to the Awakening Seekers who were to come after him

Dear Reader,     I beseech thee most seriously to consider the following very momentous Truth, and let it be indelibly written on thy Heart, namely — that the SPIRITUAL LIFE, being nothing else but the Working of the Spirit of GOD within us, our SILENCE, of necessity, must be a great part of our Preparation for it, and therefore much speaking, or delight in it, will assuredly prove a most considerable Hindrance of that GOOD, which we can only have from hearing what the Spirit and Voice of GOD speaketh WITHIN US;   for by much Speaking we lose that inward Unction from above which alone can new create our Hearts.   Indeed, my Friend, to speak with the Tongues of Men or Angels on religious Matters, is a much less thing than to know how to stay the Mind upon GOD, and abide within the Closet of our Hearts, observing, loving, adoring, and obeying, his holy Power within us.

O GOD, who madest me for thyself, to shew forth thy Goodness in me, manifest, I humbly beseech thee, such Strength of Hunger and Thirst after the Birth, Life, and Spirit of thy Holy JESUS in my Soul, that all that is within me may be turned from every inward Thought or outward Work, that is not thee, thy holy JESUS, and heavenly Workings in my Soul.— Amen.

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From a Rare Book by this Author, “The Way to the Sabbath of Rest” (in English) . . .
Photocopy from the owner contributed to Pass the WORD, September 2004

Leeds edition front pages

Color Image of the Frontispiece (above - left)
(On-line at The Esoterica Image Library)

 

 

A contributed photo showing an earlier and  possibly more accurate
Frontispiece beside the Title Page of the German Edition, Amsterdam, 1709.

Way to the Sabbath Of Rest in German -1709 Amsterdam Edition titlepage and frontispiece
[Digital camera photo contributed to Pass the WORD January, 2013]

 

A Reproduction of the Title Page from the  English printing.

 

The   W A Y   to   the

S a b b a t h   of   R e s t:

O R    T H E

Soul’s Progress in the Work

O F    T H E

N E W - B I R T H .

T O   W H I C H

Are now added; two Discourses of the Author, never
before Printed, viz.

The Journeys of the Children of Israel, as in their Names
and Historical Passages, they Comprise the great
and gradual Work of Regeneration.

A N D

A Treatise of Extraordinary Divine Dispensations, under
the Jewish and Gospel Administrations.


By   Mr.  T H O M A S    B R O M L E Y.


 L E E D S :

Printed for NATHANIEL BELL, Bookseller in YORK,
and sold by Mess. R
IVINGTONS, Booksellers in St. Paul’s Church-yard, LONDON;
and by most Booksellers in Town and Country.   1744.

  Most of this rare book is now available in electronic form.

 

 

Links to the On-Line Manuscripts

COPYRIGHT NOTICE
Rght pointing red arrow         ALL E-Text 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2014 Pass the WORD Services         
E-Text Copyrights renew with each published update.   

On-Line at PTW as of
  December 26, 2004
Last Update
   January 23, 2013

The Publisher to the Reader
(Contains Biographical Information About Thomas Bromley)

On-Line at PTW as of
  December 26, 2004
Last Update
   January 23, 2013

An Advertisement from the Author ...
   “ I have written this Experimental Discourse of the New-Birth, not for the Wise and Rich, who think they see, and enjoy enough, but for the Poor in Spirit, who enquiring the way to Sion, are sensible of their Defects and breathe after a Supply. ”

...

On-Line at PTW as of
  December 26, 2004
Last Update
   January 23, 2013

Bromley's Way to the Sabbath of Rest or the Soul's Progress in the New-Birth.  An experimental discourse of the Way to the New Birth, not for the Wise and Rich, who think they see and enjoy enough, but for the Poor in Spirit, who enquiring the Way to Sion, are sensible of their Defects and breathe after a Supply.  (includes The Publisher to the Reader and An Advertisement from the Author)

 

On-Line at PTW as of
  July 19, 2005
Last Update
   January 23, 2013

 
Bromley's
The Journeys of the Children of Israel importing the Great and Gradual Work of Regeneration as they are recorded in Numbers 33:    In which discourse, our various Traits and Succours in the Spiritual Wilderness, our Encounters with, and Victory over Sin and Satan, are distinctly Represented. (This large work is over twice as long as Way to the Sabbath of Rest; therefore it has been divided into two smaller files to facilitate downloading for the printing of hard-copy.)

On-Line at PTW as of
  December 28, 2004
Last Update
   February 24, 2014

 

Bromley's The Seven NATIONS of Canaan, which Joshua cast out, prefiguring the Works of JESUS, casting out the evil Properties they signify, out of our Souls.


On-Line at PTW as of
  December 26, 2004
Last Update
   January 23, 2013

Bromley's Paraphrase in Verse upon the 13th Chapter of 1Corinthians (recommended by The Publisher to the Reader because it expresseth much of Bromley's Spirit and Temper')

On-Line at PTW as of
  January 1, 2005
Last Update
   January 23, 2013

Bromley's Treatise of  Extraordinary Divine Dispensations — AN  EXCERPTAn excerpt from this long work wherein Bromley observes and recounts the overwhelming record in scripture of the manifestation of God's dealing with Mankind through Dreams, Visitations, Miracles, Inspeakings, Visions and PropheciesEven this one excerpt is most useful for the exhortation, confirmation and edification of committed seekers and followers of Christ in this Last Age as to what is to be expected in faith and hope as the inward cleansing work in each one is completed.

 

On-Line at PTW as of
  October 13, 2005

Last Update
   January 23, 2013

Bromley's Treatise of  Extraordinary Divine Dispensations — COMPLETE
Thomas Bromley's life-long collection of scriptural incidents of the ways God has communicated with Mankind over recorded history, is built upon by the Light that he was given ... as he shares what he was shown (his observations) regarding what men and women of the Bible had experienced, what Bromley's Brethren in the Philadelphian Society were experiencing, and what we, in this Last Age, should anticipate, expect, and be strong in the faith for —  believing the Lord will finish the work that He has begun in us, IF we will not languish along the WAY.     The recovery and publication of this faith-building manuscript should encourage, exhort, confirm and support those whom the Lord is preparing to work through His Spirit in these Last Days — in the same power with which He worked when He walked the Earth in His Humanity. 

 

 

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