172 FIAL STATE OF shall then be put under their feet. We may learn from this view of the sub- ject, that when at any time we are de- jected on account of our darkness and imperfect knowledge, afflicted by many wearisome nights and days of sin, sor- row, trouble, misery, temptation, or de- sertion, that the bright day is coming in the which there shall be no night, but an eternal Sabbath of rest, light, and life, with all conceivable blessedness. Even fullness of joy and rivers of pleasure for ever more. The Lord giveth them light, and they shall reign forever and ever. But to be more particular. The resurrection of the dead will be attended by the general judgment — in which, great and small will stand before the judgment seat of Christ, to hear their final sentence. There can be no doubt but there will be a visible appearance of the Lord Jesus Christ, who will come THE RIGHTEOUS. 173 in great power and glory, and erect His throne of judgment in the clouds of Hea- ven. His ministers will be the angels, who will be sent forth to collect the redeemed from all countries and ages, whithersoever they have been scattered, and array them before the judge, pre- paratory to their receiving their last and final sentence.