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(that is, to all the Saints,) Come ye Blejfed' inherit the Kingdom -prepared for you-, (which implies,) that a Kingdom is the Inheritance prepared for them.

In Luke xii. 32. Christ says to his Disciples, to those who believed on him, Fear not little Flock, for it is your Father's good Pleasure to give you the Kingdom. Not immediately, but at the Day of Judgment; when Christ shall say to them, Come, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you.

The Apostle James says, Hearken my beloved Brethren, hath not God chofen the Poor of this World, rich in Faith, and Heirs of the Kingdom, which God hath promised to them that love him. James ii. 6.

And suitable to such an Inheritance, it is foretold, that they shall have a Crown; for 2 Tim. iv. 8. The Apostle say?, Henceforth there is laid up for me, a Crown of Righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge will give me at that Day, (the Day of Judgment,) and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

In Rev. ii. 10. Christ says, Be thou faithful unto Death, and I will give thee a Crown of Life.

In James i. 12. It is laid, Blessed is the Man that endweth Temptation, for when he is tried, he shall receive a Crown of Life, which the Lord hath promised to (all) them that love him.

It is also predicted, that the Saints (hall reign in Life, in Rom. v. 17. Where the Apostle says, For if by one Man's Offence, Death reigned by one, much more they which receive abundance of 'Grace, and the Gift of Righteousness, shall reign in Life by one Jesus Christ.

In Rev. xxii. 5. It is said, They shall reign for ever and ever. That is, in the new Jerusalem, See the Context.

In Heb- xii. 28. The Apostle speaking in the Name of all true Believers, says, Wherefore we receiving (the Promise of )a Kingdom, which cannot be moved, let us have Grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with Reverence, and Gody Fear.

From these Predictions it evidently appears, that all true Believers at the Day of Judgment, will receive from Christ their saithful Redeemer, and righteous Judge, an Inheritance; an Inheritance that sadeth not away; a Kingdom that shall not be moved, and a Crown of Righteousness, a Crown of Life, and shall reign in Life by our Lord Jesus Christ.

But who can describe the glorious Inheritance? Who can give an Account of the Nature, and Extent of the Kingdom which the Saints shall hereafter possess?

A Crown is a Sort of Cap, constructed with Jewels, and other costly Materials, which is set on the Heads of Kings, as a Badge or Sign of Majesty, Authority and Power: But the Crowns that will be given to the Heirs of God, when they shall receive the Kingdom prepared for them, will be no such material Ornament: But they will have Crowns more excellent and glorious: But who can explain them?

The Holy Scriptures have not unfolded these Things. Things of transcendent Value and Glory.

Eye hath not seen them, nor hath the Ear heard by any Revelation from God, what they are; nor is it possible for human Minds to form any certain Ideas of them.

We cannot live by Sight, we must live by Faith: The Things which Gcd hath prepared for them that love him, are sar more excellent, than can be expressed by the Words Inheritance, a Kingdom, and a Crown. But while we remain in this World, they remain under a Veil. Nevertheless theless they are proposed to us as Objects of dur Desire and Hope, and we should be preparing, and praying, and hoping for them.

But although the future Happiness of the Saints does in Part remain a Mystery, yet there is so much of it revealed in the Holy Scriptures, as may well make us astonished at the Riches of the divine Goodness, and as may excite in us earnest Longings to be Partakers of them.

We that believe in Christ, have in Possession, even now while we are passing through the Wilderness of this World, much to rejoice in, and comfort our Souls. For we have an Almighty and a most loving Saviour, a saithful Redeemer, who will keep what we have committed to him. — We have an Interest in all the Promises of the Gospel: Many and precious Promises, which are yea, and amen, sure and certain in Christ Jesus. We have God for our Father, and are made his Children and Heirs.

The Lord is my Portion faith my Soul, therefore will 1 hope in him. Lament, iii. 24.

O how many joyous Predictions concerning the Saints, do we find in the Word of God ? They shall have Treasures in Heaven, as we may conclude from Christ's faying to the Multitude, who heard his Sermon on the Mount, Mat. vi. 19, 20. Lay not up for yourselves Treasures upon Earth, , where Mcth, and Rust doth corrupt, and where Thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves Treasures in Heaven, where neither Moth, nor Ruft doth corrupt, and where Thieves do not break through, nor steal.

The Instruction of our Saviour in these Words, import, that there are Treasures in Heaven, and a Prediction, that they who diligently use the Means shall obtain them.

It is also predicted, that the Saints shall judge the World, and judge Angt's: In i Cor. vi. 2, 3. Where the Apostle says to the Church of God at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, (chap. 1. ver. 2.) Do ye not know, that the {Saints /hall judge the Wcrld?Know ye not that •we shall judge Angels?

These Interrogations imply, that there was a Prediction, that the Saints shall judge the World, and judge Angels: And that the Truth predicted, was well known to the Christians at Corinth.

I do not pretend to explain the Things predicted, but observe, that they imply great Honour and Glory, intended for the Saints.


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Of Predictions of Events, subsequent to the Day of Judgment, which will be astonishingly terrible to the Wicked, and inexpressibly happy and glorious to the Saints.


MAY now observe, that there are Predictions of Events, subsequent to the Day of Judgment'. Events, that will be brought to pass at the End of the World, astonishingly terrible to the Wicked, and inexpressibly happy and glorious to thtf Saints.

As to the Wicked it is foretold, That the Hea* vens and the Earth which now are, by the fame Word (of G®d) are kept in Store, reserved unto Fire against the Day of Judgment, and Perdition of ungodly Men. 2 Pet. iii. 7. Who at the Day of Judgment will be condemned to that dreadful Fire.

In ver. 10. It is said, But the Day of the LoN,

will come as a Thief in the Night, in which the

Heavens shall pass away with a great Noise, and the

Elements shall melt away with fervent Heat, the

Pa- . Earth

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