Excerpt from The Secret of the Divine Silence: And Other Sermons
There is very little said about them in the Book, which is our only source of information. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lor They shall eat of the tree of life which is in the midst of the paradise of God. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more. There shall be no more pain, nor tears, nor sorrow. They shall drink of the rivers of God's pleasures. These, and such as these, are the assurances that fall upon our souls in regard to the experiences of the glorified. They are very precious and suggestive. But they are for the most part figurative, indicating a con dition of perennial blessedness. Their real. Nature is not revealed, simply because it cannot be. The pleasures that are experienced at God's right hand are not such as we, in the crudity of our material conceptions, can understand.
There are two great changes which are absolutely essential to spiritual knowledge and attainment. The one is at the entrance into the divine life, the other is at the entrance into the eternal state.
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