"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you." James 4:7, 8.
How may we know that we are accepted of God, and thus are members of the royal family? "But whoso keepeth His word, in Him verily is the love of God perfected; hereby know we that we are in Him." 1 John 2:5. "And he that keepeth His commandments dwelleth in Him and He in him, and hereby we know that He abideth in us by the Spirit which He hath given us." 1 John 3:24.
How has God manifested His great love to the children of men? "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God." 1 John 3:1.
How strong is His desire, and how urgent the invitation that all men should share in this wonderful love? "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." Rev. 22:17.
Will the time come when one class will forever pass out of sight? "For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be." Ps. 37:10.
What is said of the universal family that remains? "And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth. and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne and unto the Lamb forever and ever." Rev. 5:13.
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