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corruption, it is raised in incorruption: it is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory : it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power: it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.” It will be made, S. Paul says", like our LORD's glorious Body; shining like the sun, as our LORD Himself hath revealed, saying, “The righteous shall shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of My Fatheri;" free from all pain, swift and strong, changed and glorified and new, but still the same body. Then will follow the glory of Everlasting Life, as far beyond all imagination as the idea of light is to one born blind; perfect peace after the harass and fretfulness of hard-working life, fulness of joy such as we cannot bear nor understand here, for there is always something of sorrow in the greatest and purest earthly joy. Then will be vouchsafed in perfection the companionship of Angels, and of all the Saints and Martyrs of God, the perpetual Presence of the Man CHRIST JESUS, the profound and intimate union with Him in such devout affection as this fallen world has never known; the vast and majestic contemplation of the glory and beauty of God, Everlasting Life.
1 Cor. xv. 42-44.
h Phi), iii. 21. i S. Matt. xiii. 43 ; comp. Dan. xii. 3.
165 the Fountain of all blessedness, the FATHER, Son, and Holy Ghost, the One Almighty GOD.
“Yet a little while, and He that shall come will comek.” This world cannot last much longer; if it be ten, or a hundred, or a thousand years,
what is that to eternity ? “Yet a little while, and He that shall come will come.” Then will faith be consummated, and hope satisfied, and both fulfilled in perfect love.
k Heb. X. 37.