Sibbes - HP S2575 .S5 1825

AND SMOKING FLAX. 147 forth the chief glory of his excellencies, is now veiled in regard of his body the church, ·but will come, ere long, to be glorious in his saints ; and not lose the clear manifestation of any of his attributes, and will declare to all the world what he is. Then there shall be no glory, but that of Christ and his Spouse. Those who are as smoking· flax now, shall then shine as the sun in the firmament, and their righteousness break forth as the noon-day. The image of God in Adam had a cmnmanding majesty in it, so that all creatures reverenced him; much more shall the image of God in the perfection of it, command respect in all. Even now there is a secret awe put into the hearts of the greatest, towards those in whom they see any grace to shine. Hence it was that Herod feared John the Baptist. But what will this be in their day of bringing forth, which is called "the day of the manifestation of the sons of God ?" There will be more glorious times, when " the kingdoms of the earth shall be the Lord Jesus Christ's; and he shall reign for ever." Then shall judgment and L2