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they shall gather together his Elect from the four Winds, from the uttermost' Part of the Earth to the uttermoft Part of Heaven.
The Lord Jesus Christ shall change our vile Body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious Body. It is sown in Corruption, Dilho. nour, and Weakness; but it shall be raised in Incorruption, Glory, and Power. It is sown a natural Body, but it shall be raised a spiritual Body: And as we have borne the Image of the first Man, who was of the Earth earthy, we shall also bear the Image of the second Man, who is the Lord from Heaven. Neither can we die any more, for we shall be as the Angels of God in Heaven.
• We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed; in a Moment, at the last Trump, when the Dead shall be raised incorruptible; and the Dead in Christ Thall rise first: Then they, which are alive, and remain unto the coming of the Lord; shall be caught up together with them in the Clouds, to ineet the Lord in the Air; and To they shall ever be with the Lord. And there shall be no more Death.
fo Death, where is thy Sting? 0 Grave, where is thy Victory ? For then shall be brought to pass the Saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in Victory.
Mat. 24. 31.
d. Phil. 3. 20, 21, 15. 42, 44, 4947.
Luke 20. 36. Mat. 22. 30. ei Cor. 15. 51, 52 i Thesl, 4. i6, 17,.15, 17.
Rev. 21. 4. si Cor. 15. 55, 54•
HAPPINESS. & This is a faithful Saying, and worthy of all Acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the World to save Sinners.
h The Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was loft ; that whosoever believeth in hiin should not perish, but have eternal Life. And if, when we were Enemies, we were reconciled to God by the Death of his Son ; much more then, being now reconciled and justified by his Blood, we thall be saved from Wrath through him.
i God hath not appointed us to Wrath, but to obtain Salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ; in whom believing, we rejoice with Joy unspeakable and full of Glory.
* He that fpared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, How shall be not with him also freely give is all Things i God lhall fupply all our Need, according to his Riches Glory by Christ Jesus.
God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, hath blessed us with all spiritual Blessings in hea. venly Places in Chrift.
m Grace and Peace are multiplied unto us, through the Knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord; according as his Divine Power hath given unto us all Things that pertain unto Life and Godliness.
À Luke 19. 10. John 3: 15. $ I Tim. 1. 15.
Rom. i i Thess. 5.9
i Pet. 1.8.
k Rom. 8. 32. 5. 10, 9• Phil. 4. 19. Eph. I. 3• m 2 Pet. 1. 3.
* We have been called unto Liberty; and now being made free from Sin, and become Servants to God, we shall be free indeed, having our Fruit unto Holiness, and the End everlasting Life.
If we take the Yoke of Christ upon us, we shall find Rest unto our Souls; for his Yoke is easy, and his Burden is light; and his Command. ments are not grievous.
p God is not unrighteous to forget our Work and Labour of Love, which we have shewed to wards his Name.
. Our fpiritual Sacrifices are acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. In whom we have Boldness and Access, with Confidence by the Faith of him. And whatsoever we shall alk of the Father in his Name,' he will give it us.
• If we keep the Commandments of Christ, we thall abide in his Love ; and we are his Friends, if we do whatsoever he commandeth us.
s In the World we shall have Tribulation; but Christ hath overcome the World, that in him we might have Peace. And the God of all Grace, who hath called us unto his eternal Glory by Christ Jesus, after that we have suffered a while here, will make us perfect, establish, strengthen, settle us.
God hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting Consolation and good Hope through Grace; which Hope we have as an Anchor of the Soul, both fure and stedfalt.
a Gal. 5. 13.
John 8. 36. Rom. 6. 22. Mat. 11. 29, 30.
1 John 5. 3.
4 1 Pet. 2. S. Eph. 3. 126 John 15. 16.
s John 15. 10.-14. • John 16. 33. 1 Pet. 5. 10.
2 Theff. 2. 16. Heb.
* God, who is rich in Mercy, for his great Love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in Sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, and made uis sit together in heavenly Places in Christ Jesus.
w He hath begotten us again unto a lively Hope, by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, to an Inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in Heaven for For whom he justifies, them he will also glorify. The Wages of Sin is Death; but the Gift of God is eternal Life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
* He hath delivered us from the Power of Darkness, and hath translated us into the Kingdom of his dear Son; having made us meet to be Partakers of the Inheritance of the Saints in Light.
y Jesus Christ hath loved us, and washed us from our Sins in his own Blood; and hath made us Kings and Priefts unto God and his Father.
z We are a chofen Generation, a royal Priest hood, an holy Nation, a pecáliar People, which in Time paft were not a People, but are now the People of God; which had not obtained Mercy, but now have obtained Mercy. We are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the City of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable Company of Angels, to the general Affembly and Church of the First-born, which are written in Heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the Spirits of just Men made perfect, and to Jesus the Mediator of the new Covenant, and
u Eph. 2. 4, 52
Rom. 8. 30.
12 Pet. Rom. 6. 23• .
* Colo1; 13, 12. 'i y Rev. x. 5, 6. 29, 10. Heb. 12, 22, 23, 24.
to the Blood of Sprinkling, that speaketh better Things than that of Abel.
a Behold what manner of Love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the Sons of God; and if Sons then Heirs, Heirs of God, and Joint-heirs with Christ. Now we are the Sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be ; but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like himn
for we shall see hiin as he is; and with open Face beholding, as in a Glass, the Glory of the Lord, shall be changed into the same Image from Glory to Glory.
• All Things are to be counted but Loss and Dung, that we may win Christ; for to die and to be with Christ, is Gain.
Who shall separate us from the Love of God? Shall Tribulation, or Distress, or Persecution, or Famine, or Nakedness, or Peril, or Sword? Nay, in all these Things we are more than Conquerors, through him that loved us : So that neither Death, nor Life, nor Angels, nor Principalities, nor Powers, nor Things present, nor Things to come, nor Height, nor Depth, norany other Creature, shall be able to separate us from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
* This is that great Salvation, and this is the Fulness of the Blessing of the Gospel of Christ ; of which the Prophets inquired and searched diligently; and which was preached unto us by the Apoftles of Christ, with the Holy Ghost fent down
Heb. 12, 24.
Gal. 4• 7 1 John 3. 2. 2 Cor. 3. 18.
b Phil. 3. 8. c Rom. 8. 35, 37, 38, 39.
d Heb. 2. 3. 1 Pet. d. 10, 12.
Rom. 8. 17. Phil. 1. 21, 23.
Rom. 15. 29.