Powell was a popular Welsh, Calvinistic Baptist who was converted through the writings of Richard Sibbes
As quoted by Malcom Watts
“Prisoners, adjudged to die, and having pardons tendered to them, do not question whether those pardons were intended and granted for all in their condition; but they upon the first sight and hearing thereof, strive to grapple hard and to catch hold upon such a pardon: even so sinners, when pardon of sins and salvation in Christ are tendered and preached to them, they should, like Jacob, strive to have the blessing; or like the woman that strove for the child, they should cry, “It is my pardon, my pardon,” and not, “Is it for me? Is it for me?””
As narrated by Tony Byrne. The quotes inside the larger quote are Powell’s.
O consider! what mercies God hath heaped upon you, He hath given you Houses, Lands, Children, Servants, Honors, pleasure, and dominion, and he hath made your enemies to stoop to you; O now what doth the Lord expect from you? but that you should submit unto his Son.’
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