Monday, August 9, 2010

"As a bride adorned for her husband, goes forth of her bedchamber unto the marriage, so shall the saints go forth of their graves, unto the marriage of the Lamb.

Joseph had a joyful coming out from the prison, Daniel from the lion’s den, and Jonah from the whale’s belly – yet these are but faint representations of the saint’s coming forth from the grave, at the resurrection. Then shall they sing the song of Moses and of the Lamb, in highest strains; death being quite swallowed up in victory.

They had, while in this life, sometimes sung, by faith the triumphant song over death and the grave, 'O death, where is your sting? O grave where is your victory?' But then they will sing the same, from sight and sense; the black band of doubts and fears, which frequently disturbed them, and disturbed their minds, is forever dispersed and driven away."

--Thomas Boston, Human Nature in its Fourfold State.

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