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ame. m Behold I stand at the door and knock : fany man hear my voice, and open the door, I vill come in to him, and will sup with him, and le with me. To him that overcometh, will I grant to sit with me on my throne, even as I aljo overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. n

He that overcometh shall inherit all things ; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. a

And they that dwell on the earth shall won. der, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they beheld the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. p And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was giv. en unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and fon the word of God, and who had not wor. shipped the beast nor his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished; this is the first resurrection.Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection : on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years, r

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m Rev, iii. 10, 11, 12. n Rev, ii: 20, 21. o Rey. xxi. 7. p Rev. xvii. 8. Rev. xiii. 8. r Rev. xx. 4, 5, 6.

: Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion, forever and ever.Amen.s

Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have a right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. Ye are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are written in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, and to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. u

Do not err, my beloved brethren : Every good gift, and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us, with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures. V. Put on therefore (as the elect of God, holy and beloyed). bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any : even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. . .

And above all these things, put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace • Rev. i: 5, 6. *xxii. 14. Heb. xii: 22, 23, 24. James 16, 17, 18.

God ruke in your hearts, to the which also ye e called in one body; and be thankful. w Re. ice, because your names are written in hea. en, in the book of life. y Fear not little ock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to ve you the kingdom. % For as many as are d by the spirit of God, they are the sons of iod. For ye have not received the spirit of ondage again to fear ; but ye have received he spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The spirit itself beareth witness with yur spirit that we are the children of God. And f children, then heirs ; heirs of God, and joint ieirs with Christ: if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. a If we suffer, we shall also reign with him. b For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory c for a glory exceeding aionion to an excess.) Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God! therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be : but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like

him ; for we shall see him as he is. And eve- ry man that hath this hope in. him purifieth

w Col. ii. 12-15. *Luke x. 20. y Phil. iv. 3. % Luke! xii. 32. a Rom. viii: 14-18.62 Tim. ii. 12. c 2 Cor. iv: 176

himself, even as he is pure. d Herein is own love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment : because as he is, sal are we in this world. e And now, little children, abide in him ; that when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed be. fore him of his coming. f For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. For if we believe that Jesus died, and rose again; even so them also that sleep in Jesús, will God bring with him.b For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the arch-angel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first : then we who are alive and remain, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air : and so shall we ev. er be with the Lord. į And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.; Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. k

Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall deyour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people. Gath. er my saints together unto me: those that have

d 1 John iii. 1, 2, 3, el John iv. 17. f 1 John ïi. 28. Col. ii. 3, 4. 61 Thes. iv. 14. i 1 Thes. iv. 16, 17, Mat. xxiv. 31--see also Mark xxiii. 27. & Mat. xiii. 43.

made a covenant with me by sacrifice. 1 But
who may abide the day of his coming? And,
. who shall stand when he appeareth ? for he is
like a refiner's fire, and like fuller's soap : and
he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver ; &
he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them
as gold and silver, that they may offer unto Je.
hovah an offering in righteousness. m Every
man's work shall be made manifest ; for the
day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed
by fire ; and the fire shall try every man's work
of what sort it is. If any man's work abide
which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive
a reward. If any man's work be burned, he
shall suffer loss : but he himself shall be saved ;
yet so as by fire. n For the time is come that
judgment must begin at the house of God; and
if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of
them that obey not the gospel of God ? And if
the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the
ungodly and the sinner appear? The angels
shall come forth, and sever the wicked from
among the just, and shall cast them into the
furnace of fire : there shall be wailing and
gnashing of teeth. p And that servant who
knew his Lord's will and prepared not himself,
neither did according to his will, shall be beat-
en with many stripes : but he that knew not,and
did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be
beaten with few stripes. q
· But the souls of the righteous are in the hand
of God, and there shall no torment touch them.

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(Psalm, l. 3, 4, 5. m Mal. iii. 2,3. n 1 Cor. jii 13, 14, 15. .1 Pet. iv. 17, 18. P Matt. xiii. 49, 50. q Luke, xii. 47, 48,

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