Heaven Collection BV4831 .B4 1765

THE SAINT'S REST. 21 eyes. "(t) O blind deceived world, can you show us such a glory ? This is the city of our God, where "the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. The glory of God shall lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And there shall be no more curse but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his ser- vants shall serve him, and they shall see his face, and his name shall be in their forehead. These sayings are faithful and true, and the things which must shortly be done. "(u) And now we say, as Mephibosheth, Let the world " take all, forasmuch as our Lord will come in peace." (w) " Rejoice therefore in the Lord, O ye righteous, and say with his servant David, The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance ; the lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heri- tage. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. There- fore is my heart glad, and my glory rejoiceth ; my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine holy one to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life : in thy presence is fulness of joy ; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.(,) What pre- sumption would it have been, once to have thought or spoke of such a thing, if God had not spoken it before us! I durst not have thought of the saint's pre- ferment in this life, as scripture sets it forth, had it not been the express truth of God. How indecent to talk of being sons of God - speaking to him having fellowship with him dwelling in him, and he in us ; (y) if this had not been God's own language. How much less durst we have once thought of shining forth as the sun of being joint -heirs with Christ of judg- ing the world of sitting on Christ's throne of being (t) Rev. ii. 7 - -17. iii. 12 -- -21. vii.. 14, 15--17. (u) Rev. 21. 3 - - -24. xxi. 3, 4 -6, (w) 2 Sam. xix. 30. (x) Psalm xvi. 5, 6. --- 8---11. xxxi. 1. (y) 1 John iii. 1. Gen. xvii. 27. 1 John i. 3. iv. 16.