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" For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of His Father, with His angels ; and then He shall reward every man according to his works”.
And when the Son of Man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: And before Him shall be gathered all nations; and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats : And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world a.
· Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels".
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal : .. Verily, verily, I say unto you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that
2 Matt. xvi. 26, 27.
Ibid. ver. 41. '
a Matt. xxv. 31, 32. ' Ibid. ver. 46.
hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in Himself; so hath He given to the Son, to have life in Himself. And hath given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. Marvel not at this : for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice; And shall come forth : they that have done good, to the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation d. . Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Fathere.
But the Son of Man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity, And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth'.. .. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of His indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone, in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever; and they have no rest day nor night %.
The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto His heavenly kingdom". • Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began; But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, Who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and im. mortality to light through the Gospel'. . our Lord Jesus Christ, and of the love of God, and of the communion of the Holy Ghost. 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 : but God hath revealed unto us by His Spirit. Blessed be God.
& John v. 25—29.
Ibid. ver. 41, 42.
e Matt. xiii. 43.
Revxiv. 10, 11.
To Whom be glory for ever and everk, Amen.
God be merciful to me a sinner.
Our Father, Which art in heaven &c.
Thanksgiving for the benefits of the Christian re
ligion: and Prayer that we may walk worthy
of the vocation wherewith we are called. BLESSED be God, the Father of Lights, from Whom every good and perfect gift cometh! Who, by the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ shining into our hearts, hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son; and thereby hath made us partakers of the grace of
I receive, O Lord, with all thankfulness, the manifold testimonies Thou hast given us, of Thine incomprehensible love and favour towards us through Thy dearly-beloved Son, in Whom Thou hast reconciled the world unto Thyself. And most humbly I bow my knees into Thee, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of Whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that Thou wouldst grant me, according to the riches of Thy glory, to be strengthened with might by Thy Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in my heart by faith; and that I being rooted and grounded in love may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the length, and breadth, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge; that I may be filled with all the fulness of God. - Imprint on my heart, O blessed God, I beseech Thee, such a lively sense of the transcendent glory of Thy majesty, and the exceeding riches of Thy grace, as may make me
earnestly desirous to have Thine image formed in my soul; that being holy as Thou art holy, I may be partaker of the Divine Nature, and walk worthy of God, Who hath called me unto His kingdom and glory.
O Thou, Who art the Author and Finisher of our faith! pity, I beseech Thee, the infirmities of Thy servant, and graciously assist my sincere endeavours to withdraw mine Jaffections from sensible things, and to raise and enlarge my mind into a clearer, and more comprehensive view of the eternal joys of the next world. Vouchsafe, I humbly pray Thee, to enlighten the eyes of mine understanding, that I may know more and more what is the hope of Thy heavenly calling, and what the riches of the glory of Thine inheritance in the saints, and what the exceeding greatness of Thy power to us-ward, who believe according to the working of Thy mighty power which wrought in Christ, when Thou didst raise Him from the dead, and set Him at Thine own right hand in the heavenly places. And grant, O gracious Lord, that having this hope in me I may purify myself as Thou art pure; and run with patience the race Thou hast set before me: that carrying this testimony with me out of the world, that I have pleased Thee, Thou mayest receive me to Thyself, to be glo