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from the four Winds, from the uttermost part of the Earth, to the uttermost 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, Dishonour, and Weakness; but it shall be raised in Incorruption, Glory, and Power. It is sown a natural Body, tut it shall be raised a spiritual Body: and, as we have born 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 jhall be as the Angels of God in Heaven.
b 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 shall 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 meet the Lord in the Air; and so shall they ever be with the Lord. And there shall be no more Death.
c O Death, where is thy Sting? O Grave, where is thy Victory i For then shall be brought to pass the Saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in Victory.
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• This is a faithful Saying, and worthy of all Acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the World to fave Sinners.
b The Son of Man came to seek, and to fave that which was lost; that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal Lise. 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 shall be faved from Wrath, through him.
c 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.
d He that spared not his own Son , but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not, with him, also, freely give us all things? God shall supply all our Need, according to his Riches, in Glory, by Christ Jesus.
c God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Chriff, .bath blessed us with all spiritual Bless1ngs, in heavenly Places, in Christ.
f 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.
* We have been called unto Liberty; anh nowbeing made free from Sin, and become Servants to God, we shall be free indeed, hav1ng our Fruit unto Holiness, and the end everlasting Life.
b If we take the Yoke of Christ upon us, we /hall find rest unto our Souls; for his Yoke is easy, and his Burthen is light; and his Commandments are not grievous.
c God is not unrighteous, to forget our Work, *nd Labour of Love, which we have shewed towards, his Name.
dOur spiritual 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 ask of the Father, in his Name, he will give it us.
t If we keep the Commandments of Christ, we •shall abide in his Love. And we are his Friends, if we do whatsoever he commandeth us.
1 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 susfered a while here, will make us perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle us.
g God hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting Consolation, and good Hope, thro' Grace: which Hope we have as an Anchor of the Soul, both sure, and stedsaft.
h God, who is rich in Mercy, for his great
* Gal. 3. 13. Rom. «. 22. John s. 36. Rom. e. 22. bMat. 11. 25, 30. 1 John 5. 3. • Heb. «. 10.
* 1 Pet. 2. 5. Eph. 3. 12. Johnj15. 16. 'John 1*. 10, 14. fJohn 1«. 33. 1 Pet. 5. 1e. «»Theit a. 1s, Heb. 6,19. h £ph. s. 4,
Love, wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in Sins, hath quickned us, together with Christ, and made us sit together in heavenly Places, in Christ Jesus.
» He hath begotten us again, unto a lively Hope, by the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, to an Inheritance incorruptible, and undented , and that fadeth not away, reserved in Heaven for us. 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.
b 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,
c Jesus Christ hath loved us, and washed us from our Sins, in his own Blood; and hath made us Kings and Priests unto God and his Father.
d We are a chosen Generation, a Royal Priesthood, an holy Nation, a peculiar People, which in time past 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 Jerufalem , and to an innumerable Company of Angels, to the General Assembly, 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 to the Blood of Sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
Eph. 2.4,j,8. * 1 Pet. 1.3,4. Rom. 8.30- Rom. 6. Jj. bCoU 1. j3,12. «Rev. 1, j,«. * j Pet. j. t,, 10, Heb. 1t, 22, 23,24t r'
» Behold, what manner of Love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we lhould be called, the Sons of God; and if Sons, then Heirs, Heirs of God, and Joint-Heirs with Christ. Now arc we the Sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know, that when he shall appear, we (hall be like him; for we shall fee him as he is; and with open Face beholding, as in a Glass, the Glory of the Lord, lhall be changed into the fame Image, from Glory to Glory. „
b All things are to be counted but Loss, and Dung, that we may win Christ: fortodift, and to be with Christ, is Gain.
c Who shall separate us from the Love of God? lhall 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, nor any other Creature, st1all be able to separate us from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
d This is that great Salvation, and this is the Fulness of the Bless1ng of the Gospel of Christ: of which the Prophets enquired, and searched diligently; and which uas preached unto us by the Apostles of Christ, with the Holy Ghoft sent down from Heaven; which things- the Angels desire to look into.
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