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Come! Let us rejoice
and sing paeans that declare the certainty of the final triumph of the Champion
of righteousness over all the dark forces of evil.
Psalms:89:16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
Satan and all of his bands shall be utterly defeated and
they shall be cast down into the pit, never more to trouble the saints again
for all eternity.
Revelation:20:2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
Sickness and death shall be abolished.
John:5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
The graves shall give up the dead who died in Christ and
they shall rise up with glorious new bodies, incorruptible and holy, to live for
all eternity abounding with love and joy, full of energy and power singing
paeans for the rest of time to the great Champion of deliverance and salvation,
1Corinthians:15:42 So also [is] the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit.
In the stillness of the night, if you listen very carefully
you can almost hear the distant sound of their voices singing.
Luke:2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
2:9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
2:12 And this [shall be] a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Psalms:89:52 Blessed [be] the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.