Reformation Heritage Books
John Flavel shows Christ as the fountain of true joy, secured for His people by His humiliation and exaltation. By humiliation, Flavels means the incarnation- Christ's birth, ministry, and death; by exaltation, he means the four stages of resurrection, ascension, intercession, and return in judgment.
Flavels shows that this twofold act of humiliation and exaltation is the foundation of our joy because through them Christ has removed our debt and secured our inheritance. "The believer knows," says Flavel, "that however sweet his communion with Christ is in this world, yet that communion he will have with Christ in heaven will far excel it."
This treatment of the Mediator in His humiliation and exaltation is extracted and abridged from Flavel's classic "The Fountain of Life".