Imágenes de páginas
PDF

away from the Evil to come: and their Works do follow them.

•And, when the time of the Dead is come, that they should be judged; thou, O Lord God Almighty, wilt give Reward unto thy Servants the Prophets, and to the Saints, and them that fear thy Name, small and great.

b Then shall the righteous shine forth as the Sun, in the Kingdom of their Father; and they that be wife shall dune as the Brightness of the F1rmament, and they that turn many to Righteousness, as the Stars for ever and ever.

c Jesus, who is gone to prepare a Place for his Disciples, that love him, and keep his Commandments, will come again, and receive them unto himself, that where he is, there may they be also; and may behold his Glory, which the Father hath given him.

d The Spirits of just Men fl1all be made perfect. And they shall see God; and shall ever be with the Lord.

t Now we see through a Glass darkly; but then Face to Face: now we know in part; but then shall we know, even as also we are known. 1 The ransomed of the Lord shall come to 7-ion, with Songs and everlasting Joy upon their Heads: They shall obtain Joy and Gladness; and Sorrow and Sighing shall slee away.

s Their Inheritance shall be for ever: And they (hall receive a Crown of Glory, that sadeth not away.

Is. $7. 1. Rev. 14. 13. *, Rev. n. 1t, 17, 1S.

b Mat. 13. 43. Dan- !2• 3- 'John 14. «, 2, 15, J. John 17. 14- d Heb, 12. 23. Mar. 5. t. J Thess.4.17

'1C01.13.U, fls, 35. !»« *Ps. 37. >»«

.1 Pet. 3. 4.

»He

* He that fitteth on h1s Throne in Heaven shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the Sun light on them, nor any Heat: For the Lamb, which is in the midst of the Throne, shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living Fountains of Waters: And God shall make them drink of the River of his Pleasures. God shall wipe away all Tears from their Eyes; and there shall be no more Death, neither Sorrow, nor Crying, neither shall there be any more Pain: For the former things are passed away; and behold all things are made new.

b Blessed are they that do the Commandments of God; that they may have Right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in, through the Gates, into, the Holy City, New Jerusalem. There shall be no Night there, and they need no Candle, neither Light of the Sun: For the Lord giveth them Light, and they shall reign forever and ever.

c Eye hath not seen, nor Ear heard, neither have entred into the Heart of Man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

d Having therefore these Promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse our selves from all Filtbiness of Flesh and Spirit; perfecting Holiness in the Fear of God.

* Rev. 7. 13. Rev. 4. 1. Rev. 7. 16, 17. If. 36. ». Rev. 21. 4, 5. hRev. 22. 14. Rev. 21. 2. Rev. 21. 5. '1 Cor. 2, 9. J 2 Co1. 7. 1.

[ocr errors]

Punishments to the Wicked.

» The Lord ft1all reward the Doer of Evil according to his Wickedness.

* Fools, because of their Transgression, and because of their Iniquities, are afflicted. Many Evils and Troubles shall befal them. The Lord will heap Mischiess upon them; he will spend his Arrows upon them, and vex them with all Adversity, because they corrupt themselves, and do Evil in the Sight of the Lord.

« Is not Destruction to the wicked, and a strange Punishment to the Workers of Iniquity?

d Let Favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will they not learn Righteousness: In the Land of Uprightness will they deal unjustly, and will not behold the Majesty of the Lord. Therefore he that made them will not have Mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no Favour.

e They that plow Iniquity, and sow Wickedness, shall reap the fame. The Lord lhall bring upon them their own Iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own Wickedness.

f Whosoever hath sinned against me, faith the Lord, him will I blot out of my Book.

s How oft is the Candle of the wicked put out? And how oft cometh their Destruction upon them? God distributeth Sorrows in his

* 2 Sam. j. j9. b Ps- 1«7- 17- De1st- It. 17. Deut, tr. tr. 2Chr. 1j.«. Dent. Jr. 29. c Job Jr. j.

* Is. »«. 10. Is. 27. 11. • Job 4. S. Ps, 9+. 2X•

* Ex.%z, a. «Job*r. 17.

Anger. Anger. God layeth up his Iniquity for his Children: He rewardeth him, and he lhall know it. His Eyes shall fee his Destruction, and he feall drink of the Wrath of the Almighty: For, what Pleasure hath he in his House, after him, when the number of his Months is cut off in the midst ?~ because of the Wickedness of thy Doings, whereby thou hast forfaken him.

» Knowest thou not this of old, since Maa was placed upon Earth, that the triumphing of the wick-ed (is short, and the Joy of the Hypocrite but for a moment? Tho' his Excellency mount up to the Heavens, and his Head reach unto the Clouds; yet he shall perish far ever, like his own Dung: They which have seen .him, shall fay, Where is he? Tho' Wickedness be sweet in his Mouth, it is the Gall of Asps within him. In the Fulness of his Sufficiency he shall be in Straits: Every Hand of the wicked shall come upon him. The Increase of his House shall depart, and his Goods shall slow away in the Day of his Wrath: He shall not fave of that which he desired. This is the Portion of a wicked Man from God;.and the Heritage appointed unto him by God.

b If thou wilt not hearken unto the Voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his Commandments and his Statutes: Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The Lord shall send upon thee Cursing, Vexation , and Rebuke, in all. that thou settest thine Hand unto for to do;

[ocr errors]

» Thou shalt not prosper in thy Ways: Neither shal! thy Substance continue; neither shalt thou prolong the Perfection of it upon the Earth.

b The Desire of the wicked shall perish. They look for Peace, but no Good cometh; and for a time of Health, but behold Trouble. For their Sins have with-holden good things from them: And the things that the Lord hatMgiven them, shall pass away from them: and he will curse their Blessings.

<= They shall eat of the Fruit of their own Way, and be filled with their own Devices. The Prosperity of Fools shall destroy them.

d The Lord will make them contemptible, and base, before all the People, according as they have not kept his Ways; and he will change their Glory into Shame.

e His own Iniquities shall take the wicked himself. The Steps of his Strength shall be straitned, and his own Counsel shall cast him down. For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: Men shall clap their Hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

t The Face of the Lord is against them that do Evil, to cut off the Remembrance of them from the Earth: And a Man shall not be established by Wickedness.

[ocr errors]
« AnteriorContinuar »