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Its rewards and glory.
river of thy pleasures. 84: 11 The LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.-97: 11 Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
Is. 51: 11 The redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
1 Pet. 4: 13 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.
Jude 24 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.
Rev. 7: 15 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. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 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 shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. 21: 3 I heard a great voice out of heaven, saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain.
340. Possessions, honors, rewards, and glory in heaven.
Mat. 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. 19: 28 Jesus said unto them, Verily, I say unto you, That ye which have followed me in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Lk. 22: 28 Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. 29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; 30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Rom. 8: 17 If children, then heirs: heirs of God, and jointheirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18 For I reckon, that the
Spiritual, unfading and eternal.
sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
1 Cor. 2: 9 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. [Is 64: 4.]—3: 21 Let no man glory in men: for all things are yours; 22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; 23 And ye are Christ's and Christ is God's.
2 Cor. 4: 17 Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
Heb. 11: 16 Now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Rev. 1: 5 Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. 21: 2 I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things: and I will be his God, and he shall be my - 22: 5 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.
341. Heaven spiritual, unfading, and eternal.
Is. 60: 20 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.
Mat. 6: 20 Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt. -22: 30 In the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. 25: 46 These shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
1 Cor. 15: 50 This I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
1 Pet. 1: 4 An inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you. 5 Who are
A Place of Punishment -Holiness valuable.
kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation, ready to be revealed in the last time.
342. Do saints merit their heavenly inheritance?
Ezk. 36: 32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you; be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel. [See 586, 663, 668.]
343. Hell a place of punishment by fire.
Ps. 21: 9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
Is. 30: 33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.—33: 14 Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?
Lk. 16: 24 And he cried, and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame.
2 Th. 1:8 In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel.
Rev. 21: 8 The fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. [See 561.]
344. Holiness intrinsically and supremely valuable.
Job 28: 12 Where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? 13 Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living. 14 The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with 15 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof. 18 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies. 19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be
Personality of the Spirit - His Divinity.
valued with pure gold. 28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
Pr. 3: 13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16 Length of days is in her right hand: and in her left hand riches and honor. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her. -4: 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her. 9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thec. -8: 11 Wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. [See 630.]
345. Personality of the Holy Spirit.
Mat. 28: 19 Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Lk. 3: 22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him.
Jn. 14: 16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.
2 Cor. 13: 14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
Ep. 2: 18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
1 Pet. 1: 2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience.
1 Jn. 5: 7 There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these three
346. Divine attributes of the Holy Spirit.
Mic. 2: 7 0 thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the Spirit of the LORD straitened?
Jn. 14: 26 The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Ac. 5: 3 Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 While it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast ́ not lied unto men, but unto God.
Rom. 15: 19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
1 Cor. 2: 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit; for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.-12: 3 I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God, calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
Heb. 9: 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? [See 76, 211.]
347. Office-work of the Holy Spirit.
1. To awaken and convince sinners.
Gen. 6: 3 The LORD said, My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh.
Job 36: 9 He sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded. 10 He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.
Jn. 16:7 I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. 8 And when he is come, he will reprove [convince] the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.
2. To confer miraculous gifts.
1 S. 10: 10 When they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.
Lk. 1: 67 Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied.