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neither remember, nor orderly talk of any of those fweet, refreshments that he had met with in the way of his pil. grimage. But all the words that he spake dill cended to discover that he had horrur of mind, and heart-fears that he should die in that river, and never obtain entrance in a the gate. Here also, as they that food by perceiving, be was much in the troublesome thoughts of the fins bac he had coin iniired, both fince and before he began to be pilguim. It was also observed that he was troubled with apparitions of hobgoblins and evil spirits: for ever and anon he would intimate fo much by words. Hopeful there fore here bad much ado to keep his brother's head above water ; yea, sometimes he woulis be quite gune down, and then ere a while he would rise up again half dead. Hope. sul did also endeavour to comfort hin, saying, Brother, I see the gate, and men standing by to receive us ; but Chrif rian would answer, 'Tis you, 'cis you that they wait for you have been hopeful ever Bnce I knew you; and fo have you, said he to Chriftian. Ah, brother, said he, surely, if I was right, he would now rise to help me, but for my fins he nach brought me into the snare and left me. Then faid Hopeful, My brother, you have quite forgot the texo

where it is said of the wicked, There is no syat. 33. 4. So bands in their death, but their frength is firm They are not troubled as other men, neitber are they plagued lik? otber' men. These troubles and distresses that you go thro' in chele waters are no sign that God hails for aken you; but are sent to try you, whether you will call to mind chat which beretofore you have received of his goodness, and

live upon hin in your distreffes. Christian debi. Then I saw in my dream, that Christian vered from his was in a mulo a while. To whom also fears in death. Hopeful added these words, Be of good

cheer, Jesus Christ maketh shee whole: And with that Christian brake out with a loud voice, Oh, I fee him again ! and he tells me, When thou paffent thro' che 'waters I will be with thee, and through the rivers they hall not overflow thee. Then they both took courage, and the enemy was after that as still as a tone until they were giine over. Chri'ian therefore presently found ground to ftand upon; and so it followed that the rest of the river was but thallow; but thus they got over.'

Now

Now

upon *the bank of the river, on the. The angels do xher fide, they saw two thining men again, wait for them so

who

Now,

now look how the holy, prigruns riuc, Clouds are their chariois, angels are theu guide; Who would not bere for. Hun all hazaids run, That thus provides for hio, when this world's donc B

soon as they are who there waited for them: Wherefore bepålled out of this ing come out of the river, they faluted world.

them, saying, We are miniftring fpirits

sent forth to minister to those that shall be heirs of falvation. Thus they went along toward the gate

Now you mult note that the ciry ftood upon a mighty hill, but the pilgrims went up that hill with ease, because they had there iwo men to lead them up by the arms; they had likewise left their mortal garments behind them in the river for though they went in with them, they came out without them. They therefore went up through the region of the air, Sweetly talking as they went, being comforted because they safely got over the river, and had such gleri ous companions to attend them.

The calk that they had with the shining ones was about the glory of the place, who told them, that the beauty and glory of it was inexpreffible. There, said they, is mount Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem, the innomerable company of angels, and the spirits of juft men made perfect. 'Yol are going now, said they, to the paradise of God, where in you shall see the tree of life, and eat of she never-fad. ing fruits thereof; and when you come there, you skall have white robes given you, and your walk and talk shall be every day with the King even all the days of eternity There you shall not see again yuch things as you saw when you were in the lower region upon the earth, to wit, Sorrow,, fickness: affliction, and death, for the former things are paffed away You are now going to Abraham, Ifaac and Jacob, and to the prophets, men that God bach taken away from he evil, to come, and that are now reiting upon their beds, each one walking in his righteousness. The men then asked, What must we do in the holy place ? To whom it was answered, You must there receive the comforts of all your toil, and have joy for all your forrow ; you reap what you

have fown, even the fruit of all your pray ers and lears, and suff rings for the King by the

In

way : that place you must wear crowns of gold, 1 John 3. 2 and enjoy the perpetual fighe and vision of

the Holy One, for there you wall see him as he is.

There also you shall serve him con inually with praise, wita shouting, and with thankfyiving, whom you delire to serve in the world, though with much difficulty,

because

secao fe of the infirmity of your desh. There your eyes hall be delighted with seeing, and your ears with hearing he pleasant voice of the Mighty One. There you shali njoy your friends again, that are gone thither before you ; and there you shall with joy receive even every one that fol. lows into the holy places after you. There also you shall Je cloathed with glory and majefty, and put into an equipage fit to side out with the King of Glory. When he hall come with sound of trumpet in the louds, as upon the wings of the wind, you 1 Theff. 4. 13. hall come with him; and when he shall' 14, 16, 17. it upon the throne of judgment, you fhalt it by him ; yea, and when he shall pass sentence upon

all the workers of iniquity, let them be angels or men, you hall have a voice in that judgment, because they were his and your enemies. Also, when he shall again return to the city, you shall go too with sound of trumpet, and be be ever with him.

Now, while they were thus drawing toward the gate, behold a company of the heavenly bolt came out to meet {"them ; to whom it was faid, by the other too Shining Ones,

These are the men that have loved our Lord when they were in the world, and that have forsaken all for his holy name, and he bath sent us to fetch them, and we have brought them thus far on their defired journey, that they may go in and look their Redeemer in the face with joy. Then the heavenly hoft gave a great thout; flying, Blessed are they that are called to the ́mat. Rev. 19.9. Tiage fupper of the Lamb. There came out alfo at this time to meet them, several of the King's trum. peters, cloathed in white and Thining raiment, who, with melodious noises and loud, made even the heavens to echo with their found. These ruumpeters faluted Christian and his fellow with ten thousand welcomes from the world ; and this they did with shouting and found of trumpet. This done, they compåfled them round about on every

fome went before, fome behind, fome on the right hand, fome on the left; (as it were to guard them through the upper regions) continually founding, as they went, with melodious noise, in notes on high ; lo that the very fight was to them that could behold it, as it heaven itself was come down to meet them. Thus therefore they walked on

together;

lide;

together; and, as they walked, ever and anon these trum peters, even with joyful sound, would, by mixiog their m'u fic with looks and gestures, ftill signifying to Christian and his brother how welcome they were into their company, and with what gladness they came to meet them : And now were these two men, as it were, in heaven before they came at it, being swallowed up with the right of angels, ang with hearing their melodious notes. Here also they had the city itself in view, and thought they heard all the bello therein to ring. to welcome them tbereto; but, above all, the warm and joyful thoughts that they had about their own dwelling there with such company, and that for ever and ever, Oh! by what tongue or pen can their glorious joy be expressed! Thus they caine up to the gate. Now, when they were come up to the gate, there

was written over it in letters of Gold, Rev, 22. 14. Bieffed are they that do his commandments,

that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in chrough the gates into the city.

Then I saw in my dream, that the shining men bid them call at the gate ; the which when they did, fome from abore looked over the gate, to wit, Enoch, Moses, Elijah, &c to whom it was said, these pilgrims are come from the city of Destruction, for the love that they bear to the King of this place; and then the pilgrims gave in unto them each man his certificate, which they had received in the beginning ; those therefore were carried in to the King, wbo, when he had read them, said, where are the meni To whom it was answered, They are standing without the gate.

The King chen commanded to cpen she Ila. 26. 9. gate, That the righteous nation, said be,

. that keepęch truth may cnter in. Now I saw in oy dream, that these two men weat in af the gate ; and lo, as they entered, they were transfigured, and they had raiment put on that Thone like gold. There was allo that met them with harps and crowns, and gave them to them, the harps to praise withal, and the crowns in coken of honour. Then I heard in my dream, that all the bells in the city rang again for joy; and that it was Said unto them, Enter ye in to the joy of our Lord. I alo

heard ihe men themselves, thar they sang Rou. g. 13. 14. with a loud voice, saying, Blefing, honour,

and

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