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In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, if any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. ' And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
HEAR-O heavens, and give ear, 0 earth, for the Lord hath spoken ; I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live : turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways, for why will ye die, 0 house of Israel.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the Prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not ? Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not. Woe unto thee Chorazin, woe unto thee Bethsaida : for if the mighty works which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon, at the day of judgment, than for you. And thou Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shall be
brought down to hell : for if the mighty works which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, in the day of judgment, than for thee.
The Queen of the South shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this nation, and condemn them : for she came from the utmost parts of the earth, to hear the wisdom of Solomon : and behold a greater than Solomon is here. The men of Ninevah shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it : for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold a greater than Jonah is here. For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sin, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
He that despised Moses' Law, died without mercy, under two or three witnesses. Of how much sorer punishment suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Because I have called, and ye refused, I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded : but ye have set at naught all my counsel, and would none of my reproof : I also will laugh at your calamity, I will mock when your fear cometh. When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind : when distress and anguish cometh upon you: then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer, they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me.
He that being often reproved, hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
Luke 11 : 31, 32. Heb. 10 : 26–29. Prov. 1 : 24-23. Prov. 29 : 1.
PROMISES TO THE RIGHTEOUS.
Father, I will that they whom thou hast given me be with me where I am : that they may behold my glory which thou hast given me : for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
In my Father's house are many mansions : if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
We, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie; but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. And there shall be no night there ; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun ; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple : and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more ; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters : and God shalt wipe away all tears from their eyes.
They sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders : and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. John 17: 24. John 14: 2, 3. 2 Pet. 3: 13. Rev. 21 : 2-27. Matt. 13 : 43. Rev. 22 : 5.
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God : for he hath prepared for them a city. There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
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. Rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 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. Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels. | Lay 'up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. Thy sun shall no more go down, neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
We 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 first-born, which 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.
Rev. 14: 13. Heb. 11 : 16. Heb. 4: 9. Rom. 8: 18. 2 Cor. 4: 17. Luke 12: 32.
1 Cor. 2: 9. 2 Thes. 1:7.
1 John 3: 2. Matt. 6: 20.
1 Pet. 4: 13. Isaiah 60: 20.
Thou wilt show me the path of life : in thy presence is fulness of joy, at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
THREATNINGS AGAINST THE WICKED.
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a net that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind ; which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world : 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.
When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish: it is that they shall be destroyed for ever. When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish : and the hope of unjust men perisheth.
I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm. They are not in trouble as other men: neither are they plagued like other men. Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain : violènce covereth them as a garment. Their eyes stand out with fatness : they have more than heart could wish. They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily. They set their mouth against the heavens; and their tongue walketh through the earth. When I thought to know this, it