Thursday, February 16, 2012

In Heaven through His Blood and Righteousness

The day will come when the gospel shall have been preached for the last time, when the chosen of God shall have been all gathered out from among men, and the dispensation shall be fulfilled. Then shall all the saints rise to glory at the call of God. The elect multitude shall be all there, every one according to the purpose of the Father, every one according to the redemption of the Son, every one according to the calling of the Spirit, all there; upon their faces there shall be no spot nor wrinkle, and on their garments no stain nor defilement, for they are without fault before the throne of God. Then as the books are opened, and the transgressions of the ungodly are published under heaven, they shall stand without trembling, for

“Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
Their beauty are, their glorious dress;
‘Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed,
With joy shall they lift up their head.”

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "The Song Of Songs," delivered June 13, 1875. Image by Gemma Stiles on Flickr under Creative Commons License.

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