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The Covenants-Chapter 7h-Philology of the Covenants

The covenants in their full import, further teach the future glory of the sanctified in Jesus Christ our Lord.

These all, are spiritually, “Abraham’s seed, and” therefore, “heirs according to the promise” in the covenants. Their immortality, and eternal life, are held forth, by both prophets and apostles, under the emblems of renovated heavens, and earth, the habitation of restored and beautified Jerusalem, and of the fertile and ornamented land of Canaan. “Behold,” said God, by the prophet, “I create a new heavens, and a new earth, and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.” “Be ye glad, and rejoice forever, in that which I create. For behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people. And the voice of weeping shall no more be heard in her, nor the voice of crying.” What shall we understand by all this? The new heavens, and earth, so excellent that the former are no more even remembered; and the new Jerusalem, in which God himself will rejoice with his people, and in which never more shall be any pain or sorrow? Isaiah speaks of them as if they were here upon earth. John the apostle, repeats the prophecy, and declares that it then, that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be, in all holy conversation, and godliness, looking for, and hastening unto the coming of the day of God?” “Nevertheless, we according to his promise, [in the prophets] look for new heavens, and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent, that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

R. B. C. Howell- The Covenants

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