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't bát ebom imoutdft send him to my Fathers
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V.28. For I have five Brethren, that he man
teftifie unto theme, best they also come untoihić

place of vormente.
Matth.16.26. For what is a man profited, if he
jhallgain the whole world, and lose his souls of

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of Heaven, CHI? We have seen what will be the state of the damned. We come now to speak of the bleffedi neß of those that die in the Lord," 1. : in the f4. vow of God, in a state of peace with him, being members of Chifts mystical body. When they die," their souls are carried by Angels to Chrift, ndby him'presented to God the Father, as the wit of his purchase. So that they are presently Jessed apon the departure of the soul out of the ody; bùc shall be more blessed at the general esurrection, when soul and body being reunia? ed, the Fudge fhill see them at his right hand, hd pronounce upon them this gracistes lentence, one ye blessed of my Father, inherit t'he Kingdoms

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Chap: Chap.20 . of Heaven. 618 prepared for you, from the foundation of the will there the very being of ic is removed. Grace Matth.25.34. Which done, they shall gou weakens fin, Glory quite abolisheth it. Into Hea

The Glory and Blessednese of this flat, ' under am happy impossibility

into life eternal, as it is, v.46.

ven nothing enters that defiles. There we shall be

of offending 2. The evil of temptation. The world is a place of soares, a valley of temptations, the

come now to enquire inco, and there areriGod:
things wherein ic consists.
1. In a total removal of all evils

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2. In a confluence of all good, nesc corpo devils circuit. What abundance of temptations

kappinelle of the Creatme.

Firf, Al evils are removed. There are time great evils we labour under here,

are we assaulted with here continually, either from the Devil, the world, or our own corrupt Natures? In Paradise there was a tempter, but there is none in Heaven, No Serpent can creep in there. Here we had need pray continually,

be fully delivered from it.

3. The evil of affli&tion. In Heaven, there

1. The evil of lip is there removed. So

1. The evil of fin. :. Of temptation.

3. Of affliction. None of which had cor Lord lead us not into temptation : There we lball ble the Saints in Heaven. wich so much fadnere in this world. He bour, want, or whatever else might afflictus. the great evil the children of God comb is an absolute freedom from all misery, pain, Ida che Spirit; but in Heaven chere shall best Sorrow is the fruit of sin, and when the motber is Spirit lufteth against the flesh, and the fehsal Al forrow shall be done away, as well as all fin. complain of a law in his members rebeling loever is painful, and burdensom to Nature is a Lusts to war againf the foul. Paul hall not the dead, no more off-spring can be expe&ed. What man that I am who hall deliver me from the lion against God. Here we are subject to a the affe Etions, no concupiscence in the mema thall enjoy perfe& freedom from whacsoever is. fin the Saints are delivered from in this life, no more for ever. When the Saints are once

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fruit of fin, and a brand, and mark of our rebel.

the law of his mind : Nor cry out, oh ini

of this death, Rom.7. There ihul be mohini in the mind, peruerfenele in the will

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number of neceffities, hunger, thirst, cold, wants of several forts. In Heaven the children of God troublesom. Grief fear, temptation, fickwesse, pain of body; anguish of mind, shall be heardlof

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there the very being of ic is removed.' Grace i weakens fin, Glory quite abolisheth it. Into Hea

ven nothing enters that defiles. There we shall be onder am happy impossibility of offending God,

2. The evil of temptation. The world is a place of snares, a valley of temptations, ibe devils circuit. What abundance of temptations are we assaulted with here continually, eicher from the Devil, the world , or our own corrupt Natures? In Paradise there was a tempter, buc there is none in Heaven. No Serpent can creep in there. Here we had need pray continually Lord lead us not into temptation : There we shall be fully delivered from it.

3. The evil of affi&tion. In Heaven, there is an absolute freedom from all mifery, pain, labour, want, or whatever else might afflict us.

All sorrow shall be done away, as well as all for. Sorrow is the fruit of fin, and when the mother is

dead, no more off-spring can be expected. Whatsoever is painful, and burdersom to Nature is a fruic of fin, and a brand, and mark of our rebellion against God. Here we are subje& coa namber of neceffories, hunger, thirst, cold, wants of several forts. In Heaven the children of God Shall enjoy perfeet freedom from whacloever is troublesom." Grief fear, temptation, fickwelle, pain of body, ang wish of mind',' shall be heard of no more for ever. When the Saints are once

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of heaven, pall death, they are past the fear of all misery, When their bodies are once lapt up in their mind ing:Joets, they are past all tribulation. Heaven is a happy ayri, where none are lick. There is no such thing as agues, feavers, gonts, or the grinding paines of the store. There is nothing to discompose the mind, or afflict the body. The Saints till there be freed from the necessities of Natøre, such as eating, drinking, feeping, &c.

Meat is for the belly, and the belly for mes, but God shall destroy both it and them, 1 Cor.6. 2. The use of wheats, , and of the stomack and bely is there abolished. Here we are almost continually in want of fomething or otber; but there we Mall be above meat and drink and apparrel, &c. Here we have a mixture of pleasures and forecas; (both good and evil are cabe received from the hand of God in this life) but there is fulnejled joy for evermore. I hall conclude this, with the comfortable place, Rev. 21.4.. And God ftua wife, amay all tears from their eyes, & ibere sbalete

billede no more death, neither forrow, vor crying, neither jhall there be any more pains for the former i bing: are passed away

Secondly, A Second ibing wberein the bleed oses of Heaven consists, is in a confimence of 11 good neceßary to the bappines of the Creature. The Saints in Heaven will be blested,

1. Intbeir bodies. 2. 1x their foules,

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4. In an abfolute Security of enjoying all this blessedne for ever, without any fear of losing it, on being deprived of it.

1. They mill be blelled in their bodies. The bge: - dies even of che best of the Saints are for the preo?

senc vile bodies, instruments of son, and subjects of diseases z bue che Lord Fesus Christ shall at the day of judgment raise these vile bodies and change them into the likenelle of his own glorious body, Phil.3.20, 41. The bodies of the Saints are the members of Christ, and no member of his shall remain in death. They are the Temples of the holy Ghof; and therefore if chey be destroy do chey shall be raised again. Før if the Spiria of him that raised sap Felus from the dead, dwell in us (-as he doch in the Saints, and by fo dwelling, makes their bodies Temples ) he that raised up

Christ from the dead, hull also quicken out mortali bodies by his Spirit thu dwelleth in 1, Rom.8.11. The Holy Ghosk will not forsake his månfion and ancient habitation. Therefore he raisethit supa and formelh it again into a compleae fashion like Chrifts: glorious body. The bodies of the Saints when dead, and separated from cheir, fouls, are not feparated from Chrift, as we showed beføre: And therefore are said to be dead in Chrift, to sleep in Fefus, as 'tis, 1 Thes:4:14. While dead, they are united to Christ, and-by ventue of this Union, Christ as their Head, will raise

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