Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints and to be had in reverence of all those that are about him.
Aleph Halelu-JAH. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, Beth in the company and in the congregation of the upright.
Take heed therefore unto yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has placed you as bishops to feed the congregation of God, which he has purchased with his own blood.
And has put all things under his feet and gave him to be the head over all things to the congregation ,
Therefore, as the congregation is subject unto the Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
who now rejoice in my sufferings for you and fulfill in my flesh that which is lacking of the tribulations of the Christ for his body's sake, which is the congregation ,
1 Timothy 3:5
(for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the congregation of God?)
And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, The LORD hath said thus: Israel is my son, even my firstborn.
Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the sons of Israel, both of man and of beast; for it is mine.
but he shall acknowledge the son of the hated as the firstborn by giving him a double portion of all that he has; for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his.
Also I will make him my firstborn, high above the kings of the earth.
They shall come with weeping, but with mercies I will cause them to return; I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, in which they shall not stumble; for I shall be a father to Israel, and Ephraim shall be my firstborn.
He, of his own will, has begotten us with the word of truth, that we should be the firstfruits of his creatures.
These are those who are not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These are redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
that thou wilt forgive their sin; and if not, blot me now out of thy book which thou hast written.
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living and not be written with the righteous.
Notwithstanding, rejoice not in this, that the spirits are subject unto you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in the heavens.
And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women who laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also and with my other fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship it, whose names are not written in the book of the life of the Lamb that was slain from the foundation of the world.
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts, and by it he being dead yet speaks.
and the dust returns to the earth as it was before and the spirit returns unto God who gave it.
1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see as through a mirror, in darkness, but then we shall see face to face; now I know in part, but then I shall know even as I also am known.
1 Corinthians 15:49
And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
2 Corinthians 5:8
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Not as though I had already attained it, either were already perfect, but I follow after, if I may lay hold of that for which I have also been laid hold of by the Christ, Jesus.
giving thanks unto the Father, who has made us worthy to participate in the inheritance of the saints in light,
And I said unto him, lord, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are those who came out of great tribulation and have washed their long robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
And the LORD said unto Moses, Number all the firstborn of the males of the sons of Israel from a month old and upward and take the number of their names.