of the Eternal World
wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy
right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Ps. 16:11.
The glory of the eternal world has been opened before me. I want to tell you
that Heaven is worth winning. It should be the aim of your life to fit yourself
for association with the redeemed, with holy angels, and with Jesus, the world's
Redeemer. If we could have but one view of the celestial city, we would never
wish to dwell on earth again. There are beautiful landscapes on earth, and
I enjoy all these prospects of loveliness in nature. I associate them with
the Creator. But I know that if I love God, and keep His commandments, there
is a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory reserved in Heaven for
purified with fire, then ... will be much more beautiful. The grass will be
living green, and will never wither. There will be roses and lilies, and all
kinds of flowers there. They will never blight or fade, or lose their beauty
we should much dread and fear here, will then lie down with the lamb, and
everything in the New Earth will be peace and harmony. The trees of the New
Earth will be straight and lofty, without deformity.
will have crowns of glory upon their heads, and harps of gold in their hands.
They will play upon the golden harp, and sing redeeming love, and make melody
unto God. Their former trials and suffering in this world will be forgotten
and lost amid the glories of the New Earth.
that is beautiful in our earthly home remind us of the crystal river and green
fields, the waving trees and the living fountains, the shining city and the
white-robed singers, of our heavenly home--that world of beauty which no artist
can picture and no mortal tongue describe. Let your imagination picture the
home of the saved, and remember that it will be more glorious than your brightest
imagination can portray.
is inadequate to describe the reward of the righteous. It will be known only
to those who behold it.
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