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1 Cor, vi. 11.
Tit. iii, 5.
hearts, God will not hear our prayers.
But we are washed, we are sanctified, we are justified, in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the
Spirit of our God. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. And Rom. v. 1, 2, 5. being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ ; by whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God : and hope maketh not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given to us. For if,
when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son; much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. Rom. viii. 32. He that spared not his own Son, but gave him
up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things ? He that is gone John xiv. 2, 3. to prepare a place for us, will come again, and receive us to himself; that where he is, John xvii. 24. there we may be also. It is his will that they that the Father hath given him be with him where he is, that they may behold the glory
Mal. iii. 18.
Rev, xxi. 7.
that is given him. Because he liveth, John xiv. 19. we shall live also. For we are dead, and Col. iii. 3, 4. our life is hid with Christ in God : when Christ who is our life shall appear, then shall we also appear with him in glory ; when he 2 Thes. i. 10. shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that do believe. Then shall men discern between the righteous and the wicked, between those that serve God, and those that serve him not. Then shall Matt. xiii. 43. the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He that overcometh shall inherit all things. He shall enter Matt. xxv. 21. into the joy of his Lord. He shall be a pillar in the temple of God, and shall go out no
Christ will grant him to sit with him in his throne, even as he overcame, and is set down with his Father in his throne. He will rejoice over us with joy, he will Zeph. iii. 17. rest in his love : even in the holy city, Rev. xxi. 2, 3, 4. the new Jerusalem, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband : where the tabernacle of God will be with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, their God, and shall wipe away all tears
Rev. iii. 12.
from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor pain, for the former things are passed away.
And the city needeth not the sun or the moon to shine in it : for the glory of God doth lighten it, and the Lamb Rev. xxii. 3, 4. is the light thereof. The throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall serve him, and shall see his face ; 1 Tim. vi. 15. who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords : of him,
Rom. xi. 36. through him, and to him, are all things: to him be glory for ever, Amen.
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