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And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
If so be
God having sent his own son invested with a body like that of sinful men, as a sacrifice for sin, thereby destroyed its power; which the law could not effect, human nature being in such a corrupted state.
much more then being now justified by his blood, shall we thro' him be delivered from the wrath to come.
fear not, ye little flock, for it is your father's good pleasure to grant you the kingdom.
and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and partake of the inheritance of the saints, by believing on me."
and if you belong to Christ, you are Abraham's offspring, and his heirs by virtue of the promise.
so that thou art no longer a bond servant, but a son: and if a son, then an heir of God thro' Christ.
"that the Gentiles should be heirs as well as the Jews, make one body together, and partake of the divine promise in Christ by the gospel."
that being justified by his favour, we should have the inheritance of eternal life, according to our hopes.
are not all those spirits dispatch'd as ministers to take care of those who shall belong to the christian church.
wherefore God was willing to give the heirs of promise a stronger proof of the immutability of his counsel, by the intervention of an oath:
consider, my dear brethren, has not God chose the poor of this world to be rich by faith, and to inherit the kingdom he has promised to those who love him?
1 Peter 1:4
in the enjoyment of a state, that can never change or decay, a state reserv'd in heaven for us,
his lord said to him, well done, thou art an honest faithful servant; thou hast been faithful in a small trust, I will give thee a much larger trust; go in and partake of thy master's diversions.
I commit the kingdom to you, as my father committed it to me;
father, I desire that they also whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am going; that they may behold my glory which thou hast given me: for thou didst love me before the foundation of the world; yet,
1 Corinthians 2:9
but, as it is written, "eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entred into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."
1 Corinthians 3:22
whether Paul or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come;
to him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my father in his throne.
he that overcomes, shall inherit these things: I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
If so be
Then addressing himself to his disciples, if any man, said he, would follow me, let him renounce himself, take up his cross, and so follow me.
was not the Messiah to have suffer'd thus, and after that enter into his glory?
he that loveth his life, shall lose it: but he that sacrifices his life in this world, shall preserve it to eternity.
encouraging the disciples, exhorting them to persevere in the faith, representing that it is thro' much tribulation that we must enter into the kingdom of God.
2 Corinthians 4:8
I am press'd on every side, yet not crush'd; perplexed, but not in despair;
for it is a favour bestowed upon you, that you not only believe on Christ, but suffer also for his sake,
2 Timothy 2:10
I therefore bear with every thing for the sake of the converts, that they may obtain that salvation, which Jesus Christ has procur'd us, even eternal glory.
for you are all the sons of God by faith in Christ Jesus.