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though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
2 Tim. i. 12. I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him, against that day.
Heb. ii. 14. That through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.
Ver. 15. And deliver them, who through fear of death, were all their life-time subject to bondage.
I Cor. xv. 55. O death ! where is thy sting? O grave ! where is thy victory?
Ver. 56. The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law ;
Ver. 57. But thanks be to GOD, which giveth us the victory, through our LORD Jesus Christ.
CHA P. Iv.
PROMISES OF BLESSINGS IN THE OTHER WORLD.
I. Of DeliveRANCE from Hell.
DSAL. lxxxvi. 13. Great is thy mercy towards
I me ; and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest *hell.
Prov. X. 2. Righteousness delivereth from death, chap. ii. 4. · Prov. xv. 24. The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from *hell beneath.
Isa. xlv. 17. Israel shall be saved in the LORD, with an everlasting falvation : Ye shall not be ashama ed nor confounded, world without end,
* The word hell, in these passages, is probably to be underfood of death and the grave.
Rom. v. 9. Much more being justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
i Thef. i. 10. Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.'
I Thell. v. 9. GOD hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain falvation by our LORD Jesus Christ.
John iii. 156. That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
John viii. 51. If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
Rev. xx. 9. Blessed and holy is he that hath part, in the first resurrection : on such the second death : hath no .power. II. Of HAPPINESS immediately after Death.
Pf. lxxxiii. 24. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
Job iii. 17. There the wicked cease from troubling, . and there the weary be at rest.
Ver. 18. There the prisoners rest together, they hear not the voice of the oppressor.
Ifa. lvii. 2. He shall enter into peace ; they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightnefs.
Luke xvi. 25. Abraham said, Son, remember, that thou in thy life-time, receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things ; but now he is comfort- . ed, and thou art tormented.
Luke xxiii. 43. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, This day shalt thou be with me in para.. dife.
Phil. i. 21. For me to live is Chrif, and to die is gain.
Ver. 23. Having a desire to depart, and to be with . ? Christ, which is far better.
2 Cor. v. 8. We are confident, I fay, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the LORD.
Heb. xii. 23. And to the spirits of just men made perfect.
Rev. xiv. 13. Blessed are the dead which die in the LORD, from henceforth : yea, faith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours, and their works do follow them.
Pf. xlix. 15. GOD will redeem my soul from the power of the grave ; for he shall receive me.
A glorious RESURRECTION.
Fob xix. 26. Though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh fhail I fee GOD:
Ver. 27. Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another, though my reins be consumed within me.
If. xxvi. 19. Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and fing, ye that dwell in the dust ; for thy dew is as the dew of herbs ; and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Dan. xii. 2. Many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake ; fome to everlasting life, and some to shame, and everlasting contempt. , Pf. xvi. 9. My flesh also shall rest in hope :
Ver. 10. For thou wilt not leave my foul in hell, neither wilt thou fuffer thine Holy One to see core ruption.
Luke xx. 35. They which shall be accounted wora thy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage.
Ver. 36. Neither can they die any more ; for they are equal unto the angels, and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
John V. 28. The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
Ver. 29. And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life ; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation,
John vi. 39. This is the Father's will which hath fent me, that of all which he hath given me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day.
Ver. 40. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one that seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life ; and I will raise him up at the last day.
Ver. 54. Whofo eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. '
John xi. 25. I am the resurrection and the life ; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.
Rom. viii. 11. If the Spirit of him that raised up Jefus from the dead, dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead, shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
I Cor. xv. 21. Since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
Ver. 22. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ fhall all be made alive.
Ver. 42. So also is the resurrection of the dead : it is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption :
Ver. 43. It is fown in dishonour, it is raised in glo. ry : it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power :
Ver. 44. It is fown a natural body, it is raised a fpiritual body.
Ver. 49. As we have born the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
Ver. 51. Behold, I shew you a mystery ; we shall not all fleep, but we shall all be changed ;
Ver. 52. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump (for the trumpet shall sound) and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Ver. 53. For this corruptible must put on incor- . ruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
Ver. 54. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on ima mortality : then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in viétory.
I Cor. vi. 2. Do 'not you know, that the saints fhall judge the world ?
Ver. 3. Know ye not that we shall judge angels ?
2 Cor. v. 1. We know, that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of GOD, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
Ver. 2... For in this we groan; earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven :
Ver. 3. If fo be, that being clothed, we shall not be found naked. .
Ver. 4. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened ; not for that we would be un. . clothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be : swallowed up of life.
2 Cor. iv, 14. Knowing, that he which hath raised: up the Lord Jesus, shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you..
Phil. iii. 21. Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, ac. cording to the working, whereby he is able even to subdue all things to himself.
i Thell. iv. 14. If we believe that Jesus died, and rose again, even so them also which fleep in Jesus, will GOD. bring with him. Ver. 15. For this we say unto you by the word of