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THE FIFTH POINT                        69
ness, in the dark world. But if it desire to plunge
into the nothing, into freedom, it must abandon
itself to fire; and then it sinks down in the
death of the first principle, and buds forth out
of the anguish of fire in the light. For wken it
abandons itself, the eternal will to Nature (which
is God the Father) leads it out through fire into
himself. For with the abandoning it falls unto
the first will to Nature, who brings it by the
other will, which is his Son or Heart, out of the
anguishful Nature, and places it with the Son's
will in freedom beyond the torment of fire. There
it obtains, instead of plurality, all; not for its
own glory or power, but for God's glory or power;
God is in it both its will and its doing.
7.  But whatever will itself be lord in fire, that
goeth into its own number, into its essence which
itself is;  and whatever surrenders its power, sur-
renders also its fire-burning, and falls unto that
which is a cause of fire, viz. unto the eternal will of
8.  Thus it has fallen into freedom out of its fire
of torment, and freedom kindles its fire.    Its fire
is now become a light and a clear mirror, for it has
yielded itself up to Freedom, viz. to God.    And thus
its fire is a semblance and reflection of the Majesty
of God.
9.  But that which will not, but will itself be lord,