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fident, I say, and willing rather to word of God, and which had not be absent from the body, and to be worshipped the beast, neither his present with the Lord.
image, neither bad received his mark GAL. 6: 9. Let us not be weary in upon their foreheads, or in their well-doing, for in due season bands; and they lived and reigned shall reap, if we faint not. As we with Christ a thousand years. But have therefore opportunity, let us the rest of the dead lived not again do good unto all men; especially un- until the thousand years were finto them who are of the household of ished. This is the first resurrecfaith.
tion. Blessed and holy is he that
hath part in the first resurrection: 1 1 John 3: 1. Behold, what man ou such the second death bath no ner of love the Father hath bestowed power, but they shall be priests of upon us, that we should be called God and of Christ, and shall reign the sons of God! Therefore the with him a thousand years. world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are
1 21: 1. And I saw a new heaven we the sons of God, and it doth not and a new earth: for the first heaven yet appear what we shall be: but and the first earth were passed we know that, when he shall ap- away; and there was no more sea. pear, we shall be like him; for we And I John saw the holy city, new shall see hiin as he is.
Jerusalem, coming down from God Rev. 14: 1. Aud I looked, and lo, out of heaven, prepared as a bride a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, adorned for her husband. And I and with hiin an hundred forty and heard a great voice out of heaven, four thousand, having his Father's saying, Behold, the tabernacle of name written in their foreheads. God is with men, and he will dwell And I heard a voice from heaven, wiih them, and they shall be his as the voice of many waters, and as people, and God hiinself shall be the voice of a great thunder: and I with them, and be the God. And heard the voice of harpers harping God shall wipe away all tears from with their harps: and they sung as their eyes; and there shall be no it were a new song before the throne, more death, neither sorrow, nor and before the four beasts and the crying, neither shall there be any elders: and no man could learn that more pain: for the former things are song but the hundred and forty and passed away. — 6. I will give unto four thousand, which were redeemed him that is athirst of the fountain of from the earth. These are they the water of life freely. He that which were not defiled with women: overcometh shall inherit all things; for they are virgins: these are they and I will be his God, and he shali which follow the Lamb whitherso- be my son, ever he goeth: these were redeemed Rom. 8: 17. If children, then from among men, being the first- heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs fruits unto God and to the Lamb: with Christ. and in their mouth was found no MAT. 25: 34. Then shall the King guile: for they are without fault be- say to them on the right hand, Come, fore the throne of God. — 12. Here ye blessed of my Father, inherit the is the patience of the saints: here kingdom prepared for you from the are they that keep the command- foundation of the world: for I was ments of God, and the faith of Je an hungered, and ye gave me meat;
And I heard a voice from I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; heaven, saying unto me, Write, I was a stranger, and ye took me in; Blessed are the dead which die in naked, and ye clothed inc; I was the Lord from henceforth: Yea, sick, and ye visited me; I was in saith the Spirit, that they may rest prison, and ye came unto me.
- 40. from their labors; and their works Inasmuch as ye have done it unto do follow them.
one of the least of these, my breth20: 4. And I saw thrones, and ren, ye have done it unto me. they sat upon them, and judgment LUKE 22: 29. I appoint unto you was given unto them: and I saw the a kingrlom, as iny Father hath apsouls of them that were beheaded pointed unto me, that ye inay eat for the witness of Jesus, and for the and drink at my table in my kingdom.
EMPLOYED IN THE
weary are at rest.
Col. 1:12. The Father hath made us meet to be partakers of the in- § 6. heritance of the saints in light.
1 Thess. 2: 12. God hath called you to his kingdom and glory.
Rev. 5: 11. And I beheld, and I 2 Tim. 4: 18. The Lord shall heard the voice of many angels preserve me to his heavenly king- round about the throne ... and the dom.
number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands: saying with a loud
voice, Worthy is the Lamb that 4. THEY HAVE REST,
was slain, to receive power and
riches and wisdom and strength and Job 3: 17. There the weary are at
honor and glory and blessing.
7: 12. Amen. Blessing and glory Jer. 6: 16. Walk in the good and wisdom and honor and power way, and ye shall find rest unto your and ever. Amen. And one of the
and might be unto our God forever souls,
Mat. 11:28. Come unto me, all elders said unto me, What are these ye that labor and are heavy laden, which are arrayed in white robes, and I will give you rest.
and whence come they? HEB. 4: 9. There remaineth a rest
These are they that come out of for the people of God.
great tribulation, and have washed Rev. 14: 19. Blessed are the dead their robes and made them white in that die in the Lord; Yea, saith the the blood of the Lamb. Therefore Spirit; for they rest from their la are they before the throne of God, bors, and their works do follow and serve him day and night in his them.
temple: and he that sitteth on the
throne shall dwell among them. Thero the wicked cease from troubling, and the | They shall hunger no more, neither
thirst any more, neither shall the Isa. 33: 24. The inhabitants shall sun light on them, or any heat. not say, I am sick.
For the Lamb, which is in the midst of the throne, shall feed them, and shall lead them unto live
ing fountains of water, and God shall § 5. THEY ARE FREE FROM SIN AND wipe away all tears from their
22: 3. The throne of God and of Rev. 3: 4. 'They shall walk the Lamb shall be in it, and his serwith me in white, for they are
vants shall serve him. worthy.
Jude 24. He is able to present you faultless before the presence of his glory, with exceeding joy.
§ 7. AN EVERLASTING PORTION. Rev. 21: 4. God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and there 2 Peter 1: 3. God hath begotshall be no more death, neither sor ten us to a lively hope;... to an inherrow, nor crying; neither shall there itance incorruptible, undefiled, and be any more pain, for the former that fadeth not away, reserved in things are passed away.
heaven. 22: 3. There shall be no more 2 Tim. 4: 8. Henceforth there is curse: but the throne of God and the laid up for me a crown of righteousLainb shall be in it.
ness, which the Lord, the righteous Rom. 6: 22. Being made free from judge, shall give me at that day; sin, and become the servants of and not to me only, but to all them God, ye have your fruit unto holi- that love his appearing.
2 Peter 1:11. An entrance shall Ps. 17: 15. As for me, I will be- be ministered unto you abundantly hold thy face in righteousness; I into the everlasting kingdom of our shall be satisfied when I awake in Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. thy likeness.
Ps. 16: 11. In thy presence is
fulness of joy, and at thy right hand 20: 12. Though wickedness be are pleasures forevermore.
sweet in his mouth, though he hide Rev. 22: 5. The Lord God giveth it under his tongue; though he spare them light, and they shall reign for it and forsake it not, but keep it still ever and ever.
within his mouth; yet his meat in 1 Thess. 4: 17. We shall be his bowels is turned; it is the gaul caught up in the clouds to meet the of asps within him. Lord in the air; so shall we be ! (See Desert of Sin, p. 112.) ever with the Lord.
Mat. 6: 20. Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt ; § 2. COMFORTLESS DEATH. nor thieves break through and steal.
25;.46. The righteous shall go Job 18: 5. The light of the into life eternal.
wicked shall be put out. — 17. His Gal. 6: 8. He that soweth to the remembrance shall perish from the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life earth. — 20. They that come after everlasting.
him shall be astonished at his day ; Rom. 2 : 7. To them, who by as they that went before were patient continuance in well-doing affrighted. seek for glory, honor, and immor 20: 5. The triumphing of the tality, eternal life.
wicked is short, and the joy of the 6: 22. Being made free from sin, hypocrite but for a moment. Though and become the servants of God, ye his excellency mount up to the heavhave your fruit unto holiness, and ens, and his head reach unto the the end everlasting life.
clouds, yet he shall perish forever ; they which have seen him shall say, Where is he?
27: 20. Terrors take hold upon
him as waters: a tempest stealeth CHAPTER IV.
him away in the night. The east wind carrieth him away, and he de
parteth, and as a storm hurleth him PORTION OF THE IMPENITENT AND
out of his place. UNBELIEVING.
36: 6. God preserveth not the
life of the wicked. “ What shall the end be of them that Ps. 37: 39. The end of the obey not the gospel ? ' 1 Pet. 4: 17. | wicked shall be cut off.
Prov. 11 : 7. When a wicked § 1. DISQUIETUDE IN LIFE. man dieth, his expectation perisheth.
12 : 7. The wicked are Isa. 48: 22. There is no peace, thrown, and are not. saith the Lord, unto the wicked. 14: 32. "The wicked is driven
57: 20. The wicked are like the away in his wickedness. troubled sea, when it cannot rest; whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
§ 3. REMOVAL FROM EARTHLY GOOD. Joe 15 : 20. The wicked man travailesh in pain all his days, and Luke 16: 25. Son, remember that the number of his years is hidden to ! thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy the oppressor. A dreadful sound is good things; likewise Lazarus evil in his ears. In prosperity the de- things; now he is comforted, and stroyer shall come upon him. He thou art tormented. believeth not that he shall return Ps. 49: 10. They leave their out of darkness. ... Trouble and wealth to others. — 14. Their beauanguish shall make him afraid ; ty shall consume in the grave. they shall prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle. For he beauty is vain. stretcheth out his hand against God, LAN. 1 : 6. Her beauty is deand strengtheneth himself against the parted. Almighty.
1 Eccl. 2: 18. Yea I hated all my
så "Prov. 31:30. Favor is deceitful;
labor which I had taken under the upon the sand. And the rain de
because I should leave it unto scended, and the floods came, and the the man that shall be after me. winds blew, and beat upon that
5: 15. As he came, naked shall house, and it fell, and great was the he return, and shall take nothing of fall of it. — 19. Every tree that his labor which he may carry away bringeth not forth good fruit is in his hand. In all points as he hewn down and cast into the fire.came so shall he go.
13. Broad is the way that leadeth 9: 5. The memory of them is to destruction, and many there be forgotten. Also their love and their which go in thereat. hatred and their envy is now per
8: 11. Many shall come from ished ; and they have no more a the east and west, and shall sit down portion in any thing that is done with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob under the sun.
in the kingdom of heaven, but the 1 Tim. 6:7. We brought noth- children of the kingdom shall be cast ing into this world, and it is certain out into outer darkness; there shall we can carry nothing out.
be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Ps. 49: 17. When he dieth he 11:.22. It shall be more tolerashall carry nothing with him. His ble for Tyre and Sidon and the land glory shall not descend after him. of Sodom in the day of judgment,
Eccl. 4: 7. Then I returned than for thee, (Bethsaida, Chorazin, and I saw vanity under the sun; and Capernaum.) there is one alone, and there is not a 10: 33. But whosoever shall desecond; yea, he hath neither child ny me before men, him will I also nor brother; yet is there no end of deny before my Father which is in all his labor; neither is his eye sat- heaven. isfied with riches ; neither saith he, LUKE 9: 23. And he said to them For whom do I labor and bereave all, If any man will come after me, my soul of good ? This is also van let him deny himself, and take up ity and a sore travail.
his cross daily, and follow me. For LUKE 6: 24. Woe unto you that whosoever will save his life, shall are rich, for ye have received your lose it: but whosoever will lose his consolation. Woe unto you that are life for my sake, the same shall save full, for ye shall hunger.
it. (For what is a man advantaged, JAMES 5: 5. Ye have lived in if he gain the whole world, and lose pleasure on the carth, and been wan himself, or be cast away ?) For ton. Ye have nourished your hearts, whosoever shall be ashamed of me, as in a day of slaughter.
and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in
his Father's, and of the holy angels. PUNISHMENT FROM HEAVEN.
1 MARK 8: 36. (For what shall it MAT. 5: 20. Except your right- profit a man, if he shall gain the eousness shall exceed the righteous- whole world, and lose his own soul? ness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye Or what shall a man give in exchange shall in no case enter into the king- for his soul ?) Whosoever therefore dom of heaven.
shall be ashamed of me and of my 7: 21. Not every one that saith words, in this adulterous and sinful unto ine, Lord, Lord, shall enter in- generation, of him also shall the Son to the kingdom of heaven. ... Many of man be ashamed, when he cometh will say unto me at that day, Lord, in the glory of his Father with the Lord, have we not prophesied in holy angels. thy name, and in thy name have cast John 8: 21. I go my way, and ye out devils, and in thy name done shall seek me, and shall die in your many wonderful works? And then sins; whither I go ye cannot come. will I profess unto them, I never Gál. 5: 19. Now the works of knew you. Depart from me ye that the flesh are manifest, which are work iniquity. – 26. Every one that these, adultery, fornication, uncleanheareth these sayings of mine, and ness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchdoeth them not, shall be likened unto craft, hatred, variance, emulations, a foolish man which built his house' wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, en
vyings, murders, drunkenness, revel- | Devil ; the harvest is the end of the lings, and such like: of the which I world, and the reapers are the antell you before, as I have also told gels. As therefore the tares you in time past, that they which do gathered and burned in the fire ; so such things shall not inherit the shall it be in the end of this world. kingdom of God.
The Son of man shall send forth Eph. 5: 3. But fornication, and his angels, and they shall gather out all uncleanness, or covetousness, let of his kingdom all things that ofit not be once named among you, fend, and them which do iniquity; (as becometh saints,) neither filthi- and shall cast them into a furnace ness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, of fire: there shall be wailing and which are not convenient: but rather gnashing of teeth. Then shall the giving of thanks. For this ye know, righteous shine forth as the sun in that no whoremonger, nor unclean the kingdom of their Father. Who. person, nor covetous man, who is an hath ears to hear, let him hear.- 47. idolater, hath any inheritance in the Again: The kingdom of heaven is kingdom of Christ and of God. Let like unto a net, that was cast into no man deceive you with vain words: the sea, and gathered of every kind: for because of these things cometh which, when it was full, they drew the wrath of God upon the children to shore, and sat down, and gathered of disobedience.
the good into vessels, but cast the Rev. 21: 26. And they shall bring bad away. So shall it be at the the glory and honor of the nations end of the world: the angels shall into it. . And there shall in no wise come forth, and sever the wicked enter into it any thing that defileth, from among the just, and shall cast neither whatsoever worketh abomi- them into the furnace of fire: there nation, or maketh a lie; but they shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
| 18: 6. But, whoso shall offend 22: 14. Blessed are they that do one of these little ones wbich behis commandments, that they may lieve in me, it were better for him have right to the tree of life, and that a mill-stone were banged about may enter in through the gates into his neck, and that he were drowned the city. For without are dogs, and in the depth of the sea. Woe unto sorcerers, and whoremongers, and the world because of offences ! for murderers, and idolaters, and who- it must needs be that offences come; soever loveth and maketh a lie. but woe to that man by whom the
offence cometh ! Wherefore, if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut
them off, and cast them from thee; § 5. HELL.
it is better for thee to enter into life
halt or maimed, rather than having Mar. 10: 23. And fear not them two hunds or two feet, to be cast which kill the body, but are not into everlasting fire. And if thine able to kill the soul: but rather fear eye offend thee, pluck it out, and him which is able to destroy both cast it from thee: it is better for soul and body in hell.
thee to enter into life with one eye, 13: 30. Let both grow together rather than baving two eyes, to be until the harvest: and in the time cast into hell-fire. of harvest I will say to the reapers, 22: 11. And when the king Gather ye together first the tares, came in to see the guests, he saw and bind them in bundles to burn there a man which had not on a them: but gather the wheat into my wedding garment: and he saith unbarn. - 37. Declare unto us the to him, Friend, how camest thou in parable of the tares of the field. hither, not having a wedding garHe answered and said unto them ; ment ? And he was speechless. He that soweth the good seed is Then said the king to the servants, the Son of man ; the field is the Bind him hand and foot, and take world ; the good seed are the chil- him away, and cast him into outer dren of the kingdom; but the tares darkness : there shall be weeping are the children of the wicked One; and gnashing of teeth. For many the enemy that sowed them is the are called, but few are chosen. ·