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as He had dimly intimated to Peter, (John xxi. 22.) "POWER BELONGETE UNTO GOD." He descended to John in Patmos, and revealed
(Ps. lxii.) Himself in close association with His churches,
The Lord Jesus Christ, being the HEAD, (loving, "walking in the midst of the seven golden candle- powerful,) it is evident that all authority must be sticks.” Thus, in this, “the last time,” He is again centred in Himself, and the CHURCH can have no become our One Master, both in the sense of authority
power of united Action (as a body), except as much and teaching, (as represented by the Spirit). This
as its Divine Head has given it. What he has not truth we are presented with in Rev. i. ii. iii.
given, Ho has retained. What he has retained must This truth is further manifested in the manner
not be claimed by the Members. in which the apostles gradually dropt all titles Christ has nowhere given the Church power to of mastership.
While Peter and Paul present their " apostleship” in their epistles to the churches, of sheep choosing their own shepherds ?)
appoint, or select, its own Pastors. (Whoever heard
Each Jude simply styles himself servant,” and John assembly is therefore bound to look to Him who is is our “ brother and companion in tribulation,” and “ John the aged," (translated elder.') Thus, if John gathered together in His name,” to care for and to
present in the midst, wherever “two or three are is to be known no more except as a “brother," who nourish it in His own Divine way; that is to say, would wish to be anything else? who?
with the WRITTEN WORD by the SPIRIT either Unless, dear brother, we divide between the directly to each individual soul, or indirectly through Scriptures written in the first time and those written
other members. (Please to read Eph. v. 25--30 ; Acts in "the last time," (as the Holy Ghost calls it, see
xx. 32; 1 Cor. ii. 13; 1 John ii. 27 ; Rev. ii. 29.) 1 John ii. 18) we shall be frequently in difficulties. I
Christ has nowhere given the
Church directions to have felt them myself, and have had to take them to
employ, or to make, Forms of Prayer for use when the Lord. Take, for instance, those passages in the it assembles for fellowship with the Father and with epistle to the Hebrews
Himself. On the contrary, He has provided for it “Remember them which have the rule over you, who have in this respect--by the gift of the Spirit. (Rom. spokon the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the viii. 26, 27.) end of their conversation, Jesus Christ, the same yesterday,
To do these two things is to claim and use power and to-day, and for ever."
“ Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit which has not been given. It is not sufficient to argue yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must by inference for these (so-called) Church Rights and give account that they may do it with joy, and not with grief : Prerogatives. The Supreme and Perfect Word for that is unprofitable for you."
(given that the Christian may be perfect, Let us take our stand, firmly, dear brother, on the thoroughly furnished unto all good works) must not Scriptures of "the last time," and interpret by the be so dealt with. That power which is given to Spirit's guidance) the Scriptures of the first time by the Church by the Lord Jesus Christ, in the Word of the spiritual order of things then visibly existing. God, can be claimed ; and NO MORE.
But now, while in the Scriptures of “the last time" (that is, those of Jude and John), we have
2. It is evident in the Scriptures that it did please abundant exhortation to love one another we have the Head of the Church to give to certain twelve men no exhortation to esteem any believers for their special (apostles) power in the whole Church, and (by means position, gifts, or work.
of the apostles) a limited power to certain men in Read John's 1st Epistle for yourself, dear brother. | local assemblies (Elders or Bishops.) It is evident, On this subject, there is the completest silence. And also, that, as it has pleased the Living Present Head why? Because the Lord had 'taken all things into that the Apostolic authority should cease in the Church, His own hands. (See Rev. i. ii. iii.)
so it is His goodwill and pleasure that the inferior, I have gone to the Lord about this matter for secondary authority, which was derived from the apostles, myself, and am confident, dear brother, that you will should cease. This is clear from the fact that the do the same. May He be our all in all, and come perpetuation of an eldership, is nowhere provided
for. come quickly.
The shallower streams of power necessarily dried up when the source (the apostles) disappeared.
The Elders in each church represented the Apostles Love-ATONEMENT-GLORY-ETERNAL PRAISE.—This is the while they were absent travelling elsewhere. Indeed, order observed in that remarkable song of triumph put into our until the church was scattered abroad there were no “Unto Him that loved us, and washed us
The from our sins in His own blood, and hath made us kings and Elders could be, and were,
elders; there was no necessity for them.
“ rejected " from the priests unto God and His Father ; To Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen."
eldership, by the Apostles or their delegates-and were amenable to them only. The power to appoint and the power to
are alike withdrawn. "The Word is a LAMP unto my Feet, and a Light unto my Path.”—Let us hold it up, beloved ; and be content to see (Read Acts xiv. 23; 3 John 10; Titus iii. 10; a step or two before us ; and go forward. Having moved that i Tim. i. 20.) step or two, we shall find our lamp throws light a step or two In the Revelation, we are presented with the further. And so, shall we go on safely, taking heed to our steps according to God's Word. The light of the lamp will be Lord Jesus Christ, in close association with the sufficient for the darkest time, and the roughest path. “But churches, personally resuming that authority which the night is far spent: the day is at hand.” Bless the Lord ! He had (in measure) given to the Apostles, the last
mouths in Rev. i.
of whom is presented at His feet “as dead," and Individual action (1 Thess. v.), the second is Church who is never presented in the Church again.
action (1 Cor. v. 13), the third is the Lorl's action The Son of God being in close association with on His own members through the Word by the Spirit the churches—" walking in the midst of the Seven (Eph. v.) Golden Candlesticks”— therefore,
Even where serious errors are held, is not private “POWER BELONGETA UNTO GOD."
rejection all that is enjoined (2 John 10), while as To all therefore, who claim authority or position regards the church, surely the Great Shepherd will in Assemblies of Saints, we feel obliged to say in deliver His own sheep (1 John ii. 19) if they look faithfulness and love-you hold that which you have to Him? no right to hold, because those who
gave no right to give it you.
6. But with gross sin it is different; those who Consider what you are really doing, assuming are without”-outside the church, that is, the power and position in the presence of THE KING! world-can judge of that and condemn it. Moral
evil appeals to the conscience of the natural man3. In the next place, Assemblies may equally act the "world." Therefore, in such sad cases, it has beyond the Scripture, if they take a judicial power pleased the Lord to give power to Assemblies to which their Living Present Head has not given them. put such sinning ones away-solemnly, in the Lord's By this is meant-excommunicating, or putting away, name, forbid them to come to the Table of the Lord, individual members. [This aspect of the subject has in order that the world, who can see the evil, may been dealt with very fully in provious numbers. See also see the condemnation, and admit that sin is Nos. 17, 19, 20.7
condemned--not harboured-in the holy Church of God, 4. As gathered into the presence of the Lord, among the saints (i.e. holy ones). (1 Cor. v. 13.) Infinite Patience and Perfect Love--it is evident 7. If such an one put away for moral evil comes into that we should desire to deal with the Members of an assembly, there is no power of forcible ejection; the Body as He would deal with them. Given, there- / “ The servant of the Lord must not strive." Surely he fore, that anyone is really a brother in the Lord, -of would go out, if the Church rose as one man, telling the Household of Faith, -it follows that the Church such an one that his presence (as an unrepentant evil
ave no power to put out” of the Lord's doer) gives them grief ! he will not, -well, we presence out of the Lord's church-any but such as must be cast upon the Lord till He remove him; Fe the Lord Himself would put out; that is, those whom must pray him out. "It is a fearful thing to fall into the He has given us power in as many words) 80 to hands of the living God.” For“ Vengeance,'' as well treat. The Church is the Assembly of God-its cen- as power,
belongeth unto God.”
He is present tre of gathering is the Son of God. If it were a human “ whose eyes are like unto a flame of fire " -and institution, then we might make our own laws and faith can trust Him. bye-laws. (This latter is, indeed, the case with many congregations, whose arrangements are settled by
8. Then, with regard to the Table of the Lord, trust-deeds and subscriptions.) But for those who as Christians have no power to withhold that which meet simply--who meet together to the Lord, to be is the Lord's, (except for fleshly evil,) it follows that ruled by Him, by the Spirit through the Word, it is the Church's responsibility is limited to requiring clear that nothing should be done but what He Him- confession with the mouth and baptism. If a self would do, in regard to that most serious act-member of the assembly introduce a person as known excluding from fellowship, delivering over to Satan. to him to be a believer, no further ceremony is
5. Such putting out of doors_delivering over to required. But as real fellowship must always be in Satan-is pointedly in Scripture for the destruction proportion to intimacy, the brother who introduces of the flesh.” (1 Cor. v. 5.) No instance can be
a new comer might, for the assembly's sake, give adduced, or precept found, for such an extreme course two or three simple items of information-such as, towards a brother in error, (that is to say, as exercised where He has been before in fellowship, and how by the Church.) And the reason for this distinction long. If any one come from a distance, and is an in the treatment of spiritual and moral evil is evident. entire stranger, he should, for his own sake, be Spiritual evil is really that of which those in the house provided with a “letter of commendation.” (Acts ONLY can take cognisance. Those who are without, xviii. 27.) really have no judgment, or status of judging, in the But neither information nor letters can be demanded matter. Spiritual evil must, then, be dealt with in tho by the assembly under threat of keeping from the house, by the ministry of the word, as in the presence Table till they are produced. The responsibility rests of the Lord, and with the power of the Holy Ghost, between the individual soul and God; the church with all patience and love towards the individual has no responsibility where it has no power. The brother, and in full faith in the Lord, to recover responsibility is the individual's before God. “Let him, or to remove, or to neutralise such an one's
a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bad teaching
bread, and drink of that cup; for he that eateth and The Word of God clearly enjoins upon us three drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh condemnaways of dealing with mischief-Avoidance of private tion unto himself, not discerning the Lord's body." fellowship; 2, Excommunication; 3, reproof, instruc- If one come, and he be found to be not baptized, tion, and correction in the Assembly. The first is he should be exhorted not to broak bread till he be
baptized, the Scriptural order being-belief, baptism,
[2. With regard to your remark-Why hinder“ women from breaking bread. Baptism being readily administered, dealt with in 1 Cor. xi. is the question
of women being veiled
praying and prophesying in the assembly ?" the simple matter he need not be kept waiting more than a few days. or not veiled, (so it seems to me.) But when Paul comes to But the church has no power to exclude an unbap- the 14th chapter he says (without qualification) “Let your tized believer from the Table of his Lord.
women keep silence in the churches, for it is not permitted
unto them to speak, but to be under obedience." 9. If a stranger come into an assembly, and en. In the church at Corinth there was a double error deavour to minister to or lead it, the assembly should Women praying and prophesying-and, secondly, surely be simply cast upon the Lord in the matter. Women doing so unveiled !! If the brother be in communion with the Head, the aspect of this
. He afterwards takes up the
And Paul simply deals with the second and more flagrant assembly will soon perceive that (though a stranger) other aspect of the wrong thing, the Lord is ministering to it by him. But if the In this matter, we see one of the evils which arose out of the assembly is not happy about him, it must quietly early Church's dependence upon “ gifts." Women having the wait on the Lord.
gift of "prophecy,” and receiving truth outside the assembly, But if (instead of doing this) a brother rise, and, in inside! Now if women taught of the Spirit apart from the
seized opportunities of imparting that truth when they got the name of the assembly, ask the stranger whether church were forbidden then to retail that truth in the church, he is known to any one present, and if a negative surely the principle applies now. answer is given, require the stranger to keep silence, Your remark that the original word for “speak,” in the is not this taking power into our own bands, when above Scripture means babble (or “talk too much ") will not
help your position, because of the other words " keep silence,"' “power belongeth unto God" ?
in the same sentence. Surely these latter words are strong To this it may be said—“If you leave things open enough! If "speak" admits of qualification, " keep silence in that way, see what confusion would ensue!” does not. Well, Faith says—"Never mind how much I am Though the language of the Holy Ghost is so clear, yet it is exposed to carnal fears, if my Lord—blessed be His best to look for obedience in grace, not from law. Just as the name!-is more honoured thereby."
Lord looks for silence and subjection in the Man-not from
Better to sit law, but in grace ; so let the Man require silence in the and groan
for hours than not walk by faith in the Woman-in grace" not from constraint, but of a willing Son of God.
Now, what is the view which will make a woman specially 10. If an assembly is troubled with the forward willing to fall in with the will of God concerning her-silence and talkative, who hinder and weigh it down-their in the assembly? Is it not this ? only resource is the Lord, who will give grace “to
That as the Man visibly represents Christ, speak the truth in love," and "in patience possess
So the Woman represents the Church.
" For the Head of the Woman is the Man, our souls." In seeking fellowship with the Father
And the Head of every Man is Christ." (1 Cor. xi.) and the Son, we must wrestle, by the Spirit, through
When in the assembly, therefore, the woman may well feel all hindrance, and “hold the Head,” in spite of all that she is called to show the man (by covered head and silence) that troubles us.
that he (as a part of the church) is bound to be silent and reverent in the Lord's presenco, till really moved to speak.
Brethren may not be quick to learn this lesson from the Although these bases have been put before the woman--but there it is before their eyes, provided in the word of reader, yet it becomes us to act--not from rules-God. And a most important lesson it is. For the too great but to look to the Lord in every individual case, hindrance to souls getting into fellowship, individually, with
readiness and quickness of brethren to speak is a great holding as the two first principles, His Presence, and the Father and the Son, by the Spirit. It is not by our much that “Power belongeth unto God.”
speaking, but by the Spirit, that “wo have access, through Jesus, unto the Father." (Eph. ii.)
With some of us it seems, sometimes, that whatever comes DIVERS QUESTIONS.
up in our minds must come out of our mouths! Whereas wo
ought to judge our thoughts, and discern in the light of the “Dear Brother in Christ,-I should be glad to know if I Lord's presence, whether they will help the assembly to rise to have rightly understood from Precious Truth, that only the heavenlies, or whether they are a handful of manna for baptized christians should be received to fellowship ?"
our own souls merely. Speaking from our own experience, [Dear one in the Lord,-We thought we had, in various periods of silence in our assemblies are very precious and places, in PRECIOUS Truth, stated what we believe we have
much loo few. learned for ourselves from the Word - that saints have
“Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to no power to debar an unbaptized believer from the Lord's hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath, for the wrath of man Table, but we feel very strongly that such an one ought to be worketh not the righteousness of God.” exhorted not to break bread till he is baptized. But if he will
"If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, act contrary to Scriptural order, we have no power to prevent and able also to bridle the whole body." (James iii.) his breaking bread. “Let a man examine himself, and so let
“In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin : but he him eat,” &c. Our correspondent continues concerning
that refraineth his lips is wise." (Prov. x.)
As we have said, this important lesson of subjection is WOMEN IN THE ASSEMBLY.)
taught to the man by the silence and covered head of the “I read in 1 Cor. xi. “But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered, dishonoureth her head.' [Readers are further referred to pages 119 (1866) and 220 Now, surely here we are instructed that the woman is to have (1867) of this Journal, where this subject has been considered.) her hoad covered when she prays or prophecies, which latter we see explained in chap. xiv. 3 as meaning speaking to edifi- Our correspondent further asks: "Might not the places cation, exhortation, comfort. Now, if women were wont to where the Scripture Readings and Breaking of Bread are held pray and prophesy in the assembly in the apostles' days, why be put each month in Precious Truth, for the information of should they bo hindered now?
those who might wish to attend ?" Yours in the Lord, C. C." To this we have several difficulties before the Lord. 1. Might
it not seem, to some, like attempting to build up à sect ? R. C.--" Jesus and His disciples were together, and they (“Abstain from all appearance of evil.") 2. Ought not the shoop said unto Him, Lord, show us the Father. Jesus said, He to be kept cast upon the Lord alone for such fellowship with that hath seen Me hath seen the Father. Now, it is written in saints as He sees best for them and most to His own gloryf God's word, No man hath seen God at any time. ("We walk by faith, not by sight.") 3. Might not such lists tell me how this is ?" be used by “false brethren,” by the aid of which to creep from one assembly to another, and fleece the flock ? (“Bo
(May you ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten you through the yo, therefore wise as serpents.")
following or other Scriptures
“ Without controversy, great is the mystery of godlinessMY JESUS.
God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world,
received up into glory." (1 Tim. iii. 16.) I love when I am weary, and faint, and worn, and sad,
“Who [the Lord Jesus Christ] is the image of the invisible To spend an hour with Jesus, whose presence makes me glad. God.” (Col. i. 15.) I love, when tried and tempted, beset with doubts and fears, “The express image of his person." (Heb. i.) To cust my care on Jesus, He wipes away my tears.
From these passages may we not learn that Jesus meant that And when oppressed with sorrow, my heart within me dies,
he who had seen Him had seen the image of the invisible Father. When tempests round me gather, and waves of trouble rise :
The strong form of speech, to which you refer, was When all things seem against me, in this dark vale of tears,
peculiarity of the Jewish language. Do we not see another Oh ! how one glimpse of Jesus will dissipate my fears.
instance of it when the Lord says " This is my body." Surely I love to walk with Jesus, to lean upon his breast,
He meant an image or representation of His body, which was And hear him sweetly whisper, I–I will give thee rest. about to be given for the life of the world. Is not this made Oh! what to me are trials with Jesus for my friend?
clear by that other Scripture—“As often as ye eat this bread Tho' all things else are fleeting, His love can nover end.
and drink this cup ye do show forth the Lord's death.” An Should earthly friends prove faithless, and leave me one by one, image shows forth, or pictures something else. Does it not? I know my precious Jesus will ne'er forsake His own;
The Lord, when He became man, presented to man's view, as But gently tear me onward through trials yet to come, in a picture, all the glories and excellences of God. ThereUntil he lands me safely in heaven, my promised homo. fore, in a sense, those who saw Jesus saw the Father,-they Jesus, my only glory, low at thy feet í fall,
saw the Father morally, not personally. My Saviour, Friend, and Brother, nay more—my all in all. May you and I sit at His feet, and not at man's, and learn of [Copied from a cottage wall, Feb. 1866, author unknown. “ profiting appear unto alí.”
Him, by the Holy Spirit, through the Word ; then will our " WATCH THOU IN ALL THINGS." (2 Tim. iv.)
W. R. H., Montreal.-Upon further consideration, before DBAR BROTHER,—The littlo word “all” makes this exhor.
the Lord, we would just suggest to you, dear brother, one
Are not tation apply to everything connected with our pilgrimage here. thought in respect to excommunicating for error. Are we all as watchful as we ought to be to keep up, what I
even those who "deny that Christ has come in the flesh" thus would call,-/ellowship-unity? This is, perhaps, more needful dealt with in the Word. In 2 John 9-11 we are exhorted now than ever. Many dear souls have “come out”-separated them out of God's house-the church. In the first opistle by
not to receive such in our house, but that is no power to put themselves—from all that honours man and detracts from the honour due to Christ only, as the Head of the Church. And
the same apostle, he assures us that if we are spiritual they blessed be God !--many are being "born again” in separa
will go out." The Lord "will purge His floor." tion from this evil.
A Brother writes :-"I think that the Lord's people, in a Now, what is the special hindrance to this precious testi- great measure, fail to distinguish that Christ, in His future mony? Is it not our " fallings-out by the way"- both as dealings with nations and the world, will receive names and fellowships and as individuals ? We forget the Saviour's titles, according to the offices which he may then sustain. prayer_That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, art in me, When Jesus sits upon the Judgment Seat, then He will be called and I in Thee, that they also may be one in us : (to be a light, the Judge-named according to the work He is doing. Now or testimony,) that the world might believe that Thou hast He is interceding, and is, therefore, called an Advocate. Now He sent me.” (John xvii.)
is called Jesus, because He is a Saviour. But who would It is to be feared-by so many painful manifestations in the think of calling Christ the Advocate when the days of longpresent day-that though we have come out, we have brought suffering and grace are ended, and He comes to take ven. with us—" bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and geance? It is strange so many see Him as a reigning King now, evil speaking," which so fearfully hinder that sweet fellow- before He takes to Himself His great power !-Yours, J, H." ship, for which we inwardly sigh.
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THE OHUROH - THE WOMAN:
JOHN - A TYPE OF THE OHURCH.
grace of God –
Our “brother and companion” John strikingly Behold, the Bridegroom cometh” (Matt. xxv. 6.)
represents the Church of God in these respects The Church, as a Betrothed Woman, expects her |(1) in name, (2) in experience, (3) in attitude, and (4) Beloved. How natural and proper is this attitude of beloved. spirit! and how unnatural and improper is the re
1. In namo.
John means “the gift, or grace of verse! To cherish the expectancy of seeing Him God.” First, we are the subjects of grace, unmerited “whom not having seen we love," who "first loved favour, and that from everlasting. În due time we us, and gave Himself for us,” is at once to secure received the “gift of God, eternal life, through Jesus the purest joy-indeed, draughts of the bliss of Christ our Lord.” In the sight of angels, how mareternity while we tarry in time.
vellously we poor ransomed sinners show forth the And how it must please Him whose the Church is grace of God! We have, indeed, individually, -- to hear her singing in her heart
received favour of God! And also collectively. For“ FOR EVER WITH THE LORD !"
Secondly, let us remember that gift of God, even
Jesus-which the Church has received. God has Oh, that the dear Church of God-you, beloved, given Him (Head over all things) to the Church” and 1, and all believers--may thus continually, l'(Eph. i.) How identified is this second gift of the " abide in Him"! Then “shall we not be ashamed
“ Jesus' - with the first giftbefore Him at His coming” (1 John, ii.): shall we ? | eternal life ;" for “ Christ is our life (Col. ii.) But, if we be found with the face turned towards the We have received eternal life in Him and all World—oh, no! far be it from us-we tremble at things with Him! the thought of the shame that might well fill us at
“ Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift." (2 Cor. ix.) being found not abiding in Him at His coming.
“Love so amazing, so divine, And, beloved, we know not any moment “when He
Deserves my life, my soul, my all." shall appear.” He is with us now:
Then, thirdly, while we are the subjects of grace, “Lo, I am with you alway, even to the end of the age." we are also the means of grace; for we are the gift, or “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
grace, of God to the earth, inasmuch as we
vi hold “Where two or three are gathered together in my name, forth the Word of life,” God “not willing (or wishthere am I in the midst of them."
ing] that any should perish.” (1 Tim. iii.) The first of these assurances is for the comfort of
2. And this leads to another respect in which the servant; the second has reference to our individual “ John " sets forth the Church : not only in name, walk ; the third, to the assembly. But all show one but in experience, as the rejected of the earth. Behold thing—"God with us,” our Jesus; our Emmanuel, John in the isle of Patmos, rejected of the world, "God with us.” How blessed! Jesus with us! But He does not appear—appear to us.
“ for the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus.” Faith
And this is, more or less, the experience of all. apprehends Him-and Faith only—and “rejoices
“ Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer with joy unspeakable and full of glory.” He is
persecution” (2 Tim. iii. 12). " walking in the midst of the Seven Golden Candlesticks;" and at any moment, in the "twinkling of that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom
“Exhorting them (tho disciples) to continue in the faith, and an eye,” He will appear. Oh, how blessed to be of God” (Acts, xiv. 22). found at that moment “abiding in Him!” Now, we
Some of us may be feeling this bitterly. All of " abide in Him” both when" our affections are set
are spiritual “do
groan -pent-up in on things above,” where He is, and also when, by Patmos, cut off from the delights of earth. Well
, faith, we realise Him down here.
what is our resource as shut up to the Lord-shut And so, beloved, we may one moment be “sitting out from the world ? Is it not, “ Come, Lord Jesus, at Jesus' feet," and the next--looking in His face!
come quickly!” Blessed trials that intensify our
expectancy of the Beloved! And so, like John, our “ The Spirit and the Bride say, Come."
spirits are taken up with the Lord's Day—the great “Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly.".
day of the Lord which draweth nigh. In continuation of Papers in Nos, for August, and September, 1867; the Lord put John. As we read
3. This attitude of our spirits is just that in which viz.-1. As Dependent; 2, As Veiled; 3. As Modestly Attired.
“ And so shall we be for ever with the Lord !”