These are they which
came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made
them white in the blood of the Lamb. Rev. 7:14.
John, while in vision, saw a company clothed in white robes. . . .
They were seen in the temple of God. This will be the result for all
who will lay hold of the merits of Christ and wash their robes in
His blood. Every provision has been made so that we can sit with Christ
upon His throne, but the condition is that we be in harmony with the
law of God. . . .
We cannot afford to lose
heaven. We ought to have our conversation on heavenly things. There,
there is no death nor pain. Why are we so reluctant to talk of these
things? Why do we dwell upon earthly things? The apostle exhorts us
to have our conversation in heaven. "For our conversation is
in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus
Christ" (Phil. 3:20). . . . Christ will soon return to gather
those who are prepared, and take them to this glorious place. "So
Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that
look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation"
Do we love to think of
this event or do we want to put it off? . . . The more we talk of
Jesus, the more we shall reflect His divine image. By beholding we
become transformed. We need to bring Christ into our religious experience.
When you assemble together, let the conversation be on Christ and
His salvation. . . . The more we talk of Jesus the more of His matchless
charms we shall behold.
Those who take no pleasure
in thinking and talking of God in this life, will not enjoy the life
that is to come, where God is ever present, dwelling among His people.
But those who love to think of God will be in their element, breathing
in the atmosphere of heaven. Those who on earth love the thought of
heaven will be happy in its holy associations and pleasures. . . .
"And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and
of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: and
they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads"
(Rev. 22:3, 4).
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