If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
I. WE HAVE THE PROSPECT OF A CHANGE. Many changes are incidental to human beings, but there are three which stand out with prominence above the rest. One extraordinary change occurs when human beings become rational. A change more momentous occurs when human beings become religious. Above all, the great consummation is reserved for the time when human beings become immortal. Then will the term of our minority expire, and we shall receive our best inheritance. Is it, however, merely the soul of a believer in Jesus Christ that enters the kingdom? Must its ancient partner — the body, lie always in the dust, or roam in a separate and less splendid province of the Divine empire?
II. THE INFLUENCE OF THIS PROSPECT.
1. The prospect of our change may be viewed in connection with the current of our thoughts.
2. In connection with our estimate of all earthly good.
3. In connection with our individual exertions and supplications.
4. In connection with all our intervening pains and distresses.
5. In connection with all that is grand and joyful.
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