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yourselves according to the former lusts the things which God hath prepared for in your ignorance; but as he which hath them that love him. Isa. Ixiv. 4. called you is holy, so be ye holy in all 1 John iii. 2. Beloved, now are we the manner of conversation.

sons of God; and it doth not yet appear 1 Pet. iv. 7. The end of all things is at what we shall be: but we know that when hand; be ye therefore sober, and watch he shall appear we shall be like him; for unto prayer.

we shall see him as he is. Rom. viii. 29. Ver. 13. Rejoice, in as much as ye are Phil. iii. 21. partakers of Christ's sufferings; that when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad VIII. Christians are heirs. Rom. viii. also with exceeding joy.

17. If children, then heirs; heirs of God, 2 Pet. ii. 11, 12. Seeing then that all and joint heirs with Christ. Ch. iv. 7. these things shall be dissolved, what man. Gal. iii. 27. Heirs according to the ner of persons ought ye to be, in all holy promise. Eph. iii. 6. conversation and godliness? Looking for, Tit. iii. 17. Heirs according to the and hasting to the coming of the day of hope of eternal life. God, wherein the heavens being on fire, Heb. i. 17. Heirs of salvation. shall be dissolved, and the elements shall vi. 17.

Heirs of promise. melt with fervent heat. Ver. 13, 14. xi. 7. 10. Heirs of righteousness by

1 John ii. 8. Little children, abide in faith. Christ, that when he shall appear ye may

James ii. 5. Heirs of a kingdom, have confidence, and not be ashamed at which God hath prepared for them that his coming.

love him. iv. 17. Herein is our love made perfect, 1 Pet. iii. 7. Heirs of the grace of life. that we may have boldness in the day of judgment.

Christians have an inheritance, a king. Rev. xiv. 7. Fear God, and give glory dom, &c. Matt. xix. 21. 29. Thou shalt to him, for the hour of his judgment is have treasure in heaven-Shall inherit come; and worship him that made heaven everlasting life. and earth, and the fountains of waters. xxv. 34. Christ will say, Come ye

blessed of my Father, inherit the king. VI. The dissolution of the heavens and dom prepared for you from the foundation the earth. Ps. cii. 25. The heavens are of the world. Luke xii. 32. the work of thine hands.- Ver. 26. They Luke xxii. 29, 30. I appoint unto you shall perish, but thou shalt endure; yea, a kingdom, even as my Father hath apall of them shall wax old like a garment, pointed unto me; that ye may eat and and as a vesture shalt thou (Christ] drink at my table, in my kingdom. change them, and they shall be changed. Acts xiv. 20. We must through mani. See Heb. i. 10, 11, 12.

fold tribulations enter into the kingdom of 2 Pet. iii. 7. The heavens and the God. earth, which are now, are kept in store, xx. 32. To an inheritance among

them reserved unto fire against the day of that are sanctified, by faith in Jesus judgment, and perdition of ungodly men. Christ. Chap. xxvi. 18. -Ver. 10. The heavens shall pass away Rom. v. 17. They which receive with a great noise, and the elements shall abundance of grace, and of the gift of melt with fervent heat; the earth also and righteousness, shall reign in life by Jesus the works that are therein shall be burnt Christ. 2 Tim. ii. 12. If we suffer with

Christ we shall also reign with him. Ver. 12. Nevertheless we, according Matt. xix. 28. to his promise, look for new heavens and Gal. iii. 18. An inheritance, not of law, a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteous- but of promise. Rom. iv. 14.

See Rev. vi. 14. Isa. xxxiv. 24.- Eph. i. 11. In Christ we have obtained li. 6.-lxv. 17.-lxvi. 22.

an inheritance.

Ver. 14. The Spirit of promise is the HAPPINESS OF THE RIGHTEOUS. earnest of our inheritance.

Ver. 18. The glory of God's inherit. VII. The happiness of the righteous in ance in the saints. heaven, inconceivably great. 1 Cor. ii. 9. Col. i. 12. The Father hath made us Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither meet to be partakers of the inheritance of have entered into the heart of man, the saints in light.

up. Ver. 12.

ness.

Col. iii. 24. Of the Lord ye shall re

2 Pet. iii. 13. We look for new heaceive the reward of the inheritance; for vens, and a new earth, wherein dwelleth ye serve the Lord Christ.

righteousness. 1 Thess. ii. 12. God hath called us to Rev. iii. 4. They shall walk with me, his kingdom and glory.

in white, for they are worthy. 2 Thess. i. 5. That ye may be ac- xxi. 22. The Lord God Almighty, and counted worthy of the kingdom, for which the Lamb, are the temple of it.Ver. 23. ye also suffer

The glory of God did lighten it, and the 2 Tim. iv. 18. The Lord shall preserve Lamb is the light thereof. me to his heavenly kingdom.

xxii. 4. They shall see his face, and his Heb. ix. 15. Christ the mediator, &c. name shall be in their foreheads.-Ver. 5. that they might receive the promise of The Lord God giveth them light; and eternal inheritance.

they shall reign for ever and ever. x. 34. An enduring substance. Ch. xii. 28. A kingdom that cannot be moved. XI. They are present with Christ. John

2 Pet. i. 3, 4. God hath begotten us to xvii. 24. I will that they also whom thou a lively hope ; to an inheritance incorrup. hast given me be with me where I am, tible, undefiled, and that fadeth not away, that they may behold my glory which reserved in heaven.

thou hast given me. Ch. xii. 26. Ver. 11. An entrance shall be minis. Col. iii. 4. When Christ who is our tered unto you abundantly, into the ever. life shall appear, then shall ye also appear lasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour with him in glory. 1 John iii. 2. Jesus Christ.

1 Thess. iv. 17. We shall be caught Rev. i. 6. Jesus Christ hath made us up in the clouds to meet the Lord in kings and priests unto God and his Father. the air; and so shall we ever be with Ch. v. 10.-1X. 4. 6. See Luke vi. 20.- the Lord. xiii. 28, 29.-xiv. 15.

Rev. iii. 4. Thou hast a few names even xxi. 7. He that overcometh shall in- in Sardis, which have not defiled their herit all things.

garments; and they shall walk with me 1 Cor. vi. 9. The unrighteous shall in white, for they are worthy. not inherit the kingdom of God. Ver. 10. Ver. 21. To him that overcom eth Gal. y. 21. Eph. v. 5.

will I grant to sit with me in my throne;

even as I also overcame, and am se IX. The righteous have rest. Job iii. 17. down with my Father in his throne. There (in heaven! the weary are at rest. Ver. 5. Ps. cxvi. 7. Return unto thy rest, O vii. 15. They are before the throne of

God, and serve him day and night in his Jer. vi. 16. Walk in the good way, temple; and he that sitteth on the throne and ye shall find rest unto your souls. shall dwell among them. Isa. Ivii. 2.

xiv. 4. These are they which follow Matt. xi. 28. Come unto me (said Je- the Lamb whithersoever he goeth: these sus,) and I will give you rest.- Ver. 29. were redeemed from among men; being Ye shall find rest unto your souls. the first-fruits unto God and to the Lamb.

2 Thess. i. 7. God will give you rest, Ver. 5. when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven.

XII. Are in a state of joy. Ps. xvi. 11. Heb. iv. 9. There remaineth a rest for Thou wilt shew me the path of life; in the people of God.- Ver. 11. Let us la- thy presence is fulness of joy, and at thy bour to enter into that rest.

right hand are pleasures for evermore. Rev. xiv. 13. The dead which die in Ps. xxxvi. 8, 9. Isa. xxxv. 10. the Lord, rest from their labours, and their Matt. xxv. 21. Enter into the joy of works do follow them.

thy Lord.

Jude 24. He is able to present you X. They enjoy mansions, a new hea. faultless before the presence of his glory, ven, an heavenly temple, light, fc. John with exceeding joy. xiv. 2. In my Father's house are many mansions; I go to prepare a place for XIII. Free from pain and sorrow. Isa. you.-Ver. 3. I will come again, and xxxiii. 24. The inhabitant shall not say receive you unto myself, that where I am, I am sick; the people that dwell there there ye may be also.

shall be forgiven their iniquity..

my soul.

shall fly away.

Isa. xxxv. 10. Sorrow and sighing Ezek. xviii. 9. He that hath walked

in my statutes, and kept my judgments, Ix. 19. The sun shall be no more thy he shall surely live. Ver. 18. 19. Ch. light by day, neither shall the moon give xxxiii. 13. light unto thee; but the Lord shall be Matt. xix. 16, 17. One came, and said unto thee an everlasting light, and thy unto Jesus, Good Master, what good thing God thy glory. Ver. 20.

shall I do that I may have eternal life? N. B. The above texts from Isaiah, Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt enter into though prophetical of the happy state of life, keep the commandments. Ver. 18, 19. the church on earth, are more strictly 21. Mark x. 17. 19. Luke x. 25, &c. true and expressive of the happiness of John iv. 36. He that reapeth receiveth glorified saints in heaven.

wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eterMatt. vi. 20. Lay up for yourselves nal; that he that soweth and he that reaptreasures in heaven, where neither moth eth may rejoice together. nor rust doth corrupt, nor thieves break xii. 50. The Father's commandment through and steal.

is life everlasting. Rev. vii. 15–17. They are before the Rom. ii. 7. To them who, by patient throne of God, and serve him day and continuance in well-doing, seek for glory, night in his temple; and he that sitteth honour, and immortality, God will give on the throne shall lead them. And they eternal life. shall hunger no more, neither thirst any vi. 22. Being made free from sin, and more; neither shall the sun light on them, become the servants of God, ye have nor any heat. For the Lamb which is your fruit unto holiness, and the end in the midst of the throne shall feed them, everlasting life. and shall lead them unto living fountains Rev. ii. 7. To him that overcometh will of waters, and God shall wipe away all I give to eat of the tree of life, which is tears from their eyes.

in the midst of the paradise of God. xxi. 4. God shall wipe away all xxii. 14. Blessed are they that do his tears from their eyes; and there shall commandments, that they may have a be no more death, neither sorrow nor right to the tree of life, and may enter crying; neither shall there be any more in through the gates into the city. See pain: for the former things are passed Promises to obedience ; to good works ; away.

well-doing, fc. xxii. 3. There shall be no more curse; but the throne of God and of the Lamb XVI. To righteousness. Prov. xi. 19. shall be in it, and his servants shall serve Righteousness tendeth to life. Ver. 30. him.

Ch. xxi. 21.

xii. 28. In the way of righteousness is XIV. Eternal life is from God. Ps. life, and in the path-way thereof is no xi. 6. Thou wilt shew me the path of life, death. Acts ü. 28.

Matt. xxv. 46. The righteous shall go xxxvi. 9. With thee is the fountain of into life eternal. See Promises to the life.

righteous. lxiii. 3. Thy loving-kindness is better than life.

XVII. To the spiritually minded. Rev. xxii. 1. I beheld a pure river of Rom. viii. 6. To be spiritually minded water of life, clear as crystal, proceed is life and peace. Ver. 10. 13. ing out the throne of God and of the Gal. vi. 8. He that soweth to the Spirit, Lamb.

shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. Ver. 2. In the midst of the street, and on either side of the river, was the tree XVIII. To seeking God. Ps. xxii. 26. of life. See Life through Christ. Your hearts shall live that seek him.

Amos v. 4. Seek ye me, and your soul XV. Life promised to sundry graces shall live. See Promises to seeking God. and duties. (See Promises to faith in Christ; to obedience.) Lev. xviii. 5. Keep XIX. To godliness. See Promises to iny statutes and my judgments; which godliness. if a man do he shall live in them. Neh. I Tim. iv. 8. Godliness hath the proix. 29. Ezek. xx. 11. 13. 21. Rom. x. 5. mise of the life that now is, and of that Gal. iii. 5.

which is to come.

XX. To the fear of God. See Promises life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord. to fearing God.

Ch. xvi. 22. Prov. xiv. 27. The fear of the Lord is Eccl. vii. 12. Wisdom giveth life. See a fountain of life, to depart from the snares Ch. xiii. 14.-xv. 24. of death. Ch. xix. 23.-xxii. 4.

XXI. To loving God. See Promises FUTURE PUNISHMENTS. to loving God.

James i. 12. A crown of life he hath XXVIII. Sinners that shall not enter promised to them that love him. into the kingdom of heaven. Matt. v. 20.

Except your righteousness shall exceed XXII. To mortification, dying unto sin. the righteousness of the scribes and PhaMatt. xviii. 8. If thy hand or thy foot risees, ye shall in no case enter into the offend thee, cut them off and cast them kingdom of heaven. from thee: it is better for thee to cnter vii. 21–23. Jesus said, not every one into life halt or maimed, rather than that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter having two hands or two feet to be cast into the kingdom of heaven; but he that into everlasting fire.- Ver. 9. If thine doeth the will of my Father which is in eye offend thee, pluck it out and cast it heaven. Many will say unto me in that from thee; it is better for thee to enter day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied into life with one eye, rather than having in thy name, and in thy name cast out two eyes to be cast into hell-fire. devils, and in thy name done many won.

Rom. vi. 8. If we be dead with Christ, derful works? And then will I profess unto we shall also live with him. (2 Tim. ii. them, I never knew you: depart from me, 11.) Ver. 11. Reckon ye yourselves to ye that work iniquity. Luke xiii. 26. be dead indeed to sin, but alive unto God xviii. 3. Except ye be converted, and bethrough Jesus Christ our Lord.

come as little children, ye shall not enter Gal. ii. 20. I am crucified with Christ: into the kingdom of heaven. Mark x. 15. nevertheless I live ; yet not I, but Christ Mark x. 23—25. 27. Jesus said, How liveth in me. Rom. viii, 2.

hardly shall they that have riches enter

into the kingdom of God ! how hard is it XXIII. To suffering for Christ's sake. for them that trust in riches to enter into Matt. x. 39. He that Joseth his life for the kingdom of God! It is easier for a my sake, shall find it. John xii. 25. camel to go through the eye of a needle,

xix. 29. Every one that hath forsaken than for a rich man to enter into the king, houses, or brethren or sisters, or father or dom of God. With men it is impossible, mother, or wife or children, or lands, for but not with God; for with God all things my name's sake, shall receive an hundred are possible. fold, and shall inherit everlasting life. Luke xiii. 24. Strive to enter in at

the strait gate; for many shall seek to XXIV. To perseverance. Rev. ii. 10. enter in, and shall not be able.

Matt. vii, Be thou faithful unto death, and I will 13, 14. For wide is the gate, and broad give thee a crown of life. Matt. x. 22. is the way that leadeth to destruction,

and many there be which go in thereat: XXV. To those that overcome. Rev. ii. because strait is the gate, and narrow is 7. To him that overcometh will I give the way, which leadeth unto life, and few to eat of the tree of life, which is in the there be that find it. midst of the paradise of God. See ver. John iii. 3. Except a man be born 11. 17. 26. Ch. iii. 5. 12. 21.-xxi. 7. again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

-Ver. 5. Except a man be born of water XXVI. To repentance. See Promises and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the to repentance, conpersion, turning, &c. kingdom of God.

Acts xi. 18. Then hath God unto the 1 Cor. vi. 9, 10. Know ye not, that the Gentiles granted repentance unto life. unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom

of God? Bo not deceived: neither forni, XXVII. To the wise. See Promises cators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor to the love and study of wisdom.

effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with Prov. iv. 4. Wisdom saith, Keep my mankind; nor thieves, nor covetous, nor commandments and live.1?

drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, viji. 35. Whoso findeth wisdom findeth shall inherit the kingdom of God,

xv. 50. Flesh and blood cannot inherit , mies.

For behold the Lord will come the kingdom of God.

with fire, and with his chariots like a Gal. v. 19–21. The works of the flesh whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, are manifest, which are these ; adultery, and his rebuke with flames of fire. fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Ver. 24. The men that have trans. idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, gressed against me, their worm shall not emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, here- die, neither shall their fire be quenched. sies, envyings, murderers, drunkenness, Jer. iv. 4. Circumcise your hearts to revellings and such like, of the which I the Lord, take away the foreskin of tell you before, as I have also told you your hearts ; lest my fury come forth in time past, that they which do such like fire, and burn that none can quench things shall not inherit the kingdom of it, for the evil of your doings. Ch. xxi. God.

12. Eph. v. 5. No whoremonger, nor un- Lam. i. 4. He poured out his fury clean person, nor covetous man who is an like fire. Ezek. xxxviii. 22. idolater, hath any inheritance in the king. Amos v. 6. Seek ye the Lord, and dom of God and of Christ.

ye shall live ; lest he break out like Heb. iii. 19. The Jews could not enter fire, and devour, and there be none to into the promised land, because of un- quench it. belief.

Nah. i. 5. The mountains quake at iv. 1. Let us fear, lest a promise being him, and the hills melt, and the earth is left us of entering into his rest, any of burnt up at his presence, yea, the world, you should seem to come short of it. and all that dwell therein.

Rev. xxi. 27. There shall in no wise Hab. iii. 5. Before him went the pes. enter into the heavenly Jerusalem, any tilence, and burning coals went forth at thing that defileth, neither whatsoever his feet. worketh an abomination, or maketh a lie. Mal. iii. 2. Who may abide the day Ch. xx. 15.

of his coming ? and who shall stand when xxii. 15. Without are dogs, and sor. he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's cerers, and whoremongers, and mur. fire, and fuller's soap. derers, and idolaters, and whosoever iv. 1. Behold the day of the Lord loveth and maketh a lie. Ch. xxi. 8. cometh that shall burn as an oven, and

all the proud, yea, and all that do wick. XXIX. The greatest punishments and edly, shall be stubble ; and the day that sufferings in this life, set forth in the lan- cometh shall burn them up, saith the guage expressive of future punishments. Lord of hosts. Deut. iv. 24. The Lord thy God is a consuming fire. Heb. xii. 29.

XXX. The punishment of the wicked xxxii. 22. A fire is kindled in mine in a future state is thus set forth. Ps.ix. anger, and shall burn unto the lowest 17. The wicked shall be turned into hell; and shall consume the earth with hell, and all the nations that forget God. her increase, and set on fire the founda- Ps. lxxix. 6. tions of the mountains.

Matt. iii. 10. Every branch that beareth Ps. xi. 6. Upon the wicked he shall not fruit, is hewn down and cast into the rain fire and brimstone, and an horrible i fire. Ch. vii. 19. Every tree that bringeth tempest. Ps. 1. 3.

not forth good fruit, is hewn down and Ps. xcvii. 3. A fire goeth before him, cast into the fire. and burneth up his enemies round about. v. 22. Whosoever shall say to his broSee instances hereof, Gen. xix. 24. ther, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hellExod. ix. 23, 24. Lev. x. 2. 2 Kings i. fire. 12.

x. 28. Fear him that is able to destroy Isa. xiv. 9. Hell from beneath is both soul and body in hell. moved, to meet thee at thy coming. xiii. 40-42. As the tares are gathered,

xxxiii. 14. Who of us shall dwell with and burnt in the fire; so shall it be in the devouring fire? who of us shall dwell end of the world. The Son of Man shall with everlasting burnings?

send forth his angels, and they shall gather Xxxv. 4. God will come with ven out of his kingdom all things that offend, geance, &c.

and them which do iniquity; and shall lxvi. 14, 15. The indignation of the cast them into a furnace of fire; there Lord shall be known towards his ene shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

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