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If by one man's offence death reigned by one ; much more they which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of righteousness, shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.—Rom. 5: 17.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
2 Cor. 5: 21. For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.—2 Tim. 1: 12.
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.-Job 13: 15.
DEATH DESIRABLE TO A BELIEVER.
FOR we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven.—2 Cor. 5:1, 2.
Now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. -1 Cor. 13: 12.
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.-1 Cor. 2: 9.
As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.—Ps. 17: 15.
Father's house are many mansions : if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.—John 14: 2, 3.
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.-Rev. 21: 23.
He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.-John 5: 24.
Rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.—1 Pet. 4: 13.
Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.—Heb. 13: 12.
Even hereunto were ye called : because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.—1 Pet. 2: 21.
Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts : for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord ; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.-James 5: 8, 11.
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation : for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.-James 1: 12. Cast all your care upon him, for he careth for you.
1 Pet. 5: 7. In God, the fatherless findeth mercy.—Hos. 14: 3.
Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me -Jer. 49: 11.
WATCH AND PRAY.
THE end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.—1 Pet. 4: 7.
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.-Matt. 25: 13.
Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.-Luke 12: 43.
RESURRECTION AND GLORY.
Marvel not at this; for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth ; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.—John 5: 28, 29.
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.—1 Thess. 4: 13, 14.
Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha said unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.-John 11: 23, 24.
Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye
me: because I live, ye shall live also.—John 14: 19. Father, I will that they also whom thou hast given me be with me where I am: that they may behold my glory which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. John 17: 24.
He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly : Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.-Rev. 22: 20.
Portions of Scripture proper to be read on Funeral Occasions.
MAN that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down : he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.—Job 14: 1, 2.
WHAT man is he that liveth and shall not see death? Who shall deliver his soul from the grave ?
Thou turnest man to destruction ; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass that groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh.
* There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war.
When a few years are come, then shall we also go the way whence we shall not return.
The dust shall return to the earth, as it was, and the spirit shall return unto God who
it. Ps. 89; 48. 90: 3, 4, 5. Eccl. 1: 4. 8:8. Job 16: 22. Eccl. 12: 7.
MAN dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he? As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up: so man lieth down, and riseth not : till the heavens be no more, he shall not awake, nor be raised out of his sleep. Thou prevailest against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.--Job 14: 10, 11, 12, 20.
WE brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing out.
The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord.—1 Tim. 6:7. Job 1: 21.
I AM the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth, and believeth in me, shall never die.—Jn. 11: 25, 26.
WHATSOEVER thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave whither thou goest.–Eccl. 9: 10.
He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: he that is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still : and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.-Rev. 22: 11–14.
Watch, therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.—Matt. 25: 13.
PRECIOUS in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.-Ps. 116: 15.
AND I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me,
Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth : Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.-Rev. 14: 13.
LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.