as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the
victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the
number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. Rev.
Now the church is militant. Now we are confronted with a world in darkness,
almost wholly given over to idolatry. But the day is coming when the battle
will have been fought, the victory won. The will of God is to be done on earth
as it is done in heaven. The nations of the saved will know no other law than
the law of heaven. All will be a happy, united family, clothed with the garments
of praise and thanksgiving--the robe of Christ's righteousness. All nature,
in its surpassing loveliness, will offer to God a tribute of praise and adoration.
The world will be bathed in the light of heaven. The light of the moon will
be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be sevenfold greater
than it is now. The years will move on in gladness. Over the scene the morning
stars will sing together, and the sons of God will shout for joy, while God
and Christ will unite in proclaiming, "There shall be no more sin, neither
shall there be any more death."...
the threshold of eternity and hear the gracious welcome given to those who
in this life have co-operated with Christ, regarding it as a privilege and
an honor to suffer for His sake. With the angels, they cast their crowns at
the feet of the Redeemer, exclaiming, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory,
and blessing.... Honour, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sitteth upon
the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever." Revelation 5:12, 13.
redeemed ones greet those who directed them to the uplifted Savior. They unite
in praising Him who died that human beings might have the life that measures
with the life of God. The conflict is over. All tribulation and strife are
at an end. Songs of victory fill all heaven, as the redeemed stand around
the throne of God. All take up the joyful strain, "Worthy is the Lamb
that was slain" and hath redeemed us to God.
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