( <461308>1 Corinthians 13:8-10), holiness ( <662127>Revelation 21:27), service ( <662203>Revelation 22:3), worship ( <661901>Revelation 19:1), society ( <581223>Hebrews 12:23), communion with God ( <662103>Revelation 21:3).
<402546> Matthew 25:46 ? ?And these shall go any into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life?; <470417>2 Corinthians 4:17 ? ?For our light affliction, which is for the moment worketh for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory?; <580409>Hebrews 4:9 ? ?There remaineth therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God?; <461308>1 Corinthians 13:8-10 ? ?Love never faileth: but whether there be prophesies, they shall be done away; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall be done away. For we know an part, and we prophesy in part: but when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away?; <662127>Revelation 21:27 ? ?and there shall in no wise enter into it anything unclean, or he that maketh an abomination and a lie: but only they that are written in the Lamb?s book of life?; 22:3 ? ?and his servants shall serve him?; 19:1, 2 ? ?After these things I heard as it were a great voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, Hallelujah; Salvation, and glory, and power, belong to our God; for true and righteous are his judgments?; <581223>Hebrews 12:23 ? ?to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven?; <662103> Revelation 21:3 ? ?And I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.?
<233507> Isaiah 35:7 ? ?The mirage shall become a pool? = aspiration shall become reality. <280215>Hosea 2:15 ? ?I will give her?the valley of Achor [that is, Troubling] for a door of hope.? Victor Hugo: ?If you persuade Lazarus that there is no Abraham?s bosom awaiting him, he will not lie at Dives? door, to be fed with his crumbs; he will make his way into the house and fling Dives out of the window.? It was the preaching of the Methodists that saved England from the general crash of the French Revolution. It brought the common people to look for the redress of the inequalities and injustices of this life in a future life, a world of less friction than this (S. S. Times). In the Alps one has no idea of the upper valleys until he enters them. He may long to ascend but only actual ascending can show him their beauty. And then, ?beyond the Alps lies Italy,? and the revelation of heaven will he like the outburst of the sunny landscape after going through the darkness of the St. Gothard tunnel.
Robert Hall, who for years had suffered acute bodily pain, said to Wilberforce: ?My chief conception of heaven is rest.? ?Mine,? replied
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