"He confesses he is not able to express himself, nor others are not able to understand fully what: he intends; but certainly for the present, before death, there is a kingdom of God within the soul, such a manifestation of God in the soul, that is enough to content the heart of any godly man in the world, the kingdom that he hath now within him, he shall not stay till afterwards, till he goes to Heaven; but certainly there is a Heaven in the soul of a godly man, he hath Heaven already: many times when you go to comfort your friends in their afflictions, you will say, Heaven will pay for all; nay, you may certainly find Heaven pays for all already: there is a Heaven within the souls of the saints, that's a certain truth, no soul shall ever come to Heaven, but that soul that hath Heaven come to it first."
Jeremiah Burroughs. "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment." London: Printed by W. Bentley for L. Sadler and R. Beaumont, 1651. Reproduction of the original in the Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.) Library. p.40.
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