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2. They shall move with great agility and nimblea nelle. We shall not be clogg’das now, but shell be able ( as the Learned think) to move upwards and downwards.freely, like a bird in the aire. 3. Or Lastly, Our bodies after the refurrea &tion may be termed spiritual, because they will chen be more fitted and disposed for piritual uses for the enjoyments and employments

of Grace. 4. Our bodies Thill be made powerful. They are fown in weakneß, but fhal vise in power. The power and Arength that glorified bodies shall have, will be wonderful. In this life the eye is dans zeled at the brightnesse of the Sun; but then ic shall be strengthened to behold glorious fights, and not be dazeled at them. The body shall be enabled and strengthened by God, to bear chac exceeding and eternal weight of Glory chat hallbę allotted coir.

5. Unto all these glorious perfections, and endowments, we may add this one more, the great priviledge and happineß we shall have to bea? h Id with our bodily eyes our blessed Saviour as man. That we shall fee our Redeemer with these eyes, Fob plainly testifies, Fob 19.25. For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall Atand at the later day upon the earth.V.26. And thongh after my, skin, worms destroy this body, yet in my fejlfhal i see God. V.27.whom I shall see for my self and mine

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re! 4. The Soul will enjoy a full, immediate, unin. terrupted communion with God, and fruition of him. Whilst we are here at home in the body we are absent from the Lord, faies the Apostle, 2 Cor.sió. Here our comforts come in by the ministry of Ordinances, baç there God will be all in all to us immediatly; 1 Cor. 15:28.

***III. The Saints in Heaven shall be blessed in their company. Oh what blessed company there in the new Ferufalem! There is God, and Chriflanand Angels, and Saints. - How will God the Parker welcome OS Well done good and faithfui fervants, enter into your Masters joy. How will our Redeemer welcome 'us How joyfel will he be to receive us, who shed his blood to bring us thither? How will the Holy Angets welcome as? They delight in the good of men.

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, conversed. Memory is not Mi. Mänton in his abolished in Heaven (as one ob

Mrs. ferves ) but perfe&ted. ThereBlackwels Funeral, fore those whom we knew here, we shall know again. A Minister shall see bis Crows, and che fruit of his labours, 1 Thef, 2.19. Those that have been relieved by us, shall welcome us inço Heaven, who therefore se said (according to come Interpreters) tost ceive us into everlasting habitacions, Luke 16.9. Yea, we shall know those whom we never (2». Why else is it made a part of our priviledas fit down with Abraham, Ifaac, and Facobs Mar. 8.11. Inthe transfiguracion, Peter kneve MoYes and Elias, dead many hundred years before So fhall we as 'cis more than probable ) know one another. O what blelled company lhill we converfe with in the Cicy that is ebove. ? IV. And Lastly, The Saints in Heaven fall be blessedin this, They shall have the perpetual en jayment of all this bleßodneffe secured to them, wishout any fear of everlafing is, or being de

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prived of it. The Saints shall never put off their glorious robes, after they have once put them on. Their ftace is a fure eternal state of actual delights. Though there be several degrees of glory in Heaven, yet he that enjoyes the least degree, is fully facisfied with what he enjoyes. He desires not one degree of Glory above whac he poffesfes.

What now remaines, but chat we prejfe this dely upon our selves, frequently to meditate on his cælestial Glory. Many great benefits will accrue to us thereby.

1. This will absté our thirst after earthly things. One houres serious musing on the glory that is bove, would cause the roul to be as a weaned hild co the glory that is here below.

3. Ic will make sufferings light, Rom.8.18. For I reckon ( faies the Apostle ) that the sufferings of this present time, are not worthy to be com. ared, with the Glory which shall be revealed nus.

3. It will make us serious in Duties. It will nake us pray earnestly, hear attentively, walk "ircumspectly. Serious choughts of Heaven will Faake us shake off lazines, and noth, and wich ervency of Spirit co serve the Lord. 4

It will stirre us up to an earnest desire of hat righteousnesse to which such a Glory apper

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