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SPURGEON

��We call men rich, too, who have honor, and tho men have never so much wealth, yet if they be in disgrace and shame they must not reckon themselves among the rich. But our Lord Jesus had honor, honor such as none but a divine being could receive. When he sat upon his throne, before he relinquished the glorious mantle of his sovereignty to become a man, all earth was filled with his glory. He could look both be neath and all around him, and the inscription, "Glory be unto God," was written over all space; day and night the smoking incense of praise ascended before him from golden vials held by spirits who bowed in reverence; the harps of myriads of cherubim and seraphim continually thrilled with his praise, and the voices of all those mighty hosts were ever elc quent in adoration.

It may be that on set days the princes fron: the far-off realms, the kings, the mighty onet of his boundless realms, came to the court of Christ and brought each his annual revenue. Oh! who can tell but that in the vast eternity, at certain grand eras, the great bell was rung, and all the mighty hosts that were created gathered together in solemn review before his throne ? Who can tell the high holiday that was kept in the court of heaven when these bright spirits bowed before his throne in joy and glad- ness, and, all united, raised their voices ir shouts and hallelujahs such as mortal ear ha;, never heard?

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