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"Bride" says, Come. No matter who, no matter how many; there is enough for them-enough of pardon, peace, joy, and heaven.

4. This leads me to remark, in the fourth place, there is yet room in the heavenly world. There are "many mansions" there; and other sheep that are not yet gathered that must be brought into the fold. There the "many sons;" the "nations of the saved;" the "innumerable company;" the "many who shall come from the East, and from the West, and from the North, and from the South," are yet to sit down with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of God. The numbers are not yet completed; nor will the complement be made up, until myriads upon myriads more are brought home to that glorious world. Its gates are never shut, night nor day. O yes, there is a place in that upper Sanctuary for more of you—a robe of righteousness, a harp of gold, an everlasting song. There is yet room for you at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

"There your seats are now prepared,
There your kingdom and reward.”

5. There is room, in the fifth place, in the opportunities and means of grace and salvation. None in Christian lands are shut out from these privileges, unless they exclude themselves. Sometimes God gives men over to a reprobate mind, and curses their very blessings, and makes them a savor of death unto death. But who shall limit the Holy One of Israel, or set bounds to his forbearance and long-suffering? There is a state of mind that solicits depression. Men sometimes get so deeply into the snares of the devil, that they come to the conclusion that their day of grace is past, and that

there is nothing left for them but to despair and die. There is mercy for others, there is room for others, in Jesus and in heaven, but none for them! But who is it that says this? Has God said it? Has the Saviour said it? Has the Holy Spirit anywhere recorded it? No: it is the devil who says it; it is the father of lies who says it. It may be that the best and most hopeful season of repentance is gone by; the bright morning may be past, and clouds may be gathering over their evening sky. And it may be, too, that these their very fears indicate the striving of God's Spirit, and show that their day of grace is even now most rich in promise. I would not dare to say, there is one among all the living who may not seek and find. Late repentance may not be genuine; but genuine repentance is never too late. The vilest may say, Who can tell, if there may not be hope even for me? There was for the dying thief; who can tell if not for me? Who can tell even amid the hour of great darkness, "if God will not turn, and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger ?" I have known instances not a few, in which persons had supposed the door of mercy fast shut and barred against them, who actually found it wide open. And I hesitate not to say, that the most desperate transgressor this side eternal burnings, does but add to his wickedness by yielding to the temptation that he is beyond the reach of the divine forbearance.

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6. In the sixth place, there is yet room, notwithstanding the multitudes who have already become partakers of this great salvation. Jews and Gentiles have been gathered in, but yet there is room. The sick and the poor, the bond and the free, the learned and the igno

rant, the refined and the vulgar, the moral and the immoral, men of every name and calling, on land and sea, have been gathered in; and yet there is room. The Gospel has had great success in our world; it has had free course; it has found its way to the palaces of kings, and fruits have been harvested from the highways and hedges, and from among the halt, the lame, and the blind; it has travelled almost from pole to pole, and from the rising of the sun to his going down; and yet is there room. From every generation that has been born, multitudes have come in, and God's house has rejoiced in the accession of her numbers, strength, and graces. From the harvest of nineteen centuries, what sheaves have been brought into the garner of the great Husbandman! And yet there is room.

There is room, my friends, for you-for every one of you, without distinction and without exception. Your parents have been gathered in, but there is room for you. Your friends, your companions, have been gathered in, but there is room for you. In defiance of your sins, your temptations, your calling, your fears, your delay, there is room for you. Jesus' work is not done on the earth; time has not sealed up your account; even now, after so long a period of folly, the Spirit of God invites you to repent and believe the Gospel.

Our commission extends to you; it is to bring you in, whoever you are. It is to constrain, to compel you, by the power of God's truth, by the plenitude of his love, by the tenderness of his compassion, by the bloody agonies of his cross, by the provisions of his table, by his crown of righteousness.

Can I not move you? O if you are not made of brass; if you cannot dwell with everlasting fire and in

habit eternal burnings, come while it is called to-day, and while there is room for you. What is it you are waiting for? You are needy; you are miserable and perishing sinners; what more do you need in order to feel that you have the warrant to come to Jesus? You are expressly invited: will you not come in, that his house may be filled?

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We read in the Scriptures that "they that were ready went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut." There will be no room for you then, however much may wish to enter. "He that openeth and no man shutteth, and shutteth and no man openeth," will shut to the door, and you shall stand without and say, Lord, Lord, open to us-open to us! It will be a fearful thing then to be shut out-shut out from God-shut out from all that is holy and lovely in the universe-shut out from heaven and shut up in hell, with malignant devils and the lost spirits of wicked men-lost because they are wicked, and then the more wicked, because they are themselves to be lost and damned forever. It will do you no good to believe there is no such place as hell; this belief will not help you to escape it, nor to enter into heaven. It may, on the other hand, shut you out of heaven, and shut you up in hell forever. Rather believe there is a Saviour, and that he welcomes you to his arms and to his heart; rather believe there is such a place as heaven, and that now its doors are open, and you may enter in.

SERMON XXIII.

THE GOODNESS OF GOD IN PROLONGING HUMAN

LIFE.

PSALM Xci. 16. With long life will I satisfy him.

COULD the temporal blessings of the world all be collected together and enjoyed by one man, his own single life would outweigh them all. "All that a man hath will he give for his life," is a truth, though uttered by the father of lies. There may be instances in which human life is perverted and abused; while this misapplication of the gift is no impeachment of the bounty of the Giver. And if life itself is a proof of the divine goodness, so is the continuance of life. It is a renewal of the gift itself, and a prolonged expression of the same divine goodness which first gave it. The text is the language of promise; and the blessing of life is the greatest of earthly blessings. "With long life will I satisfy him." The subject of the present discourse, therefore, is THE GOODNESS OF GOD IN PROLONGING HUMAN LIFE. This thought may be illustrated,

I. By the instinctive love of life which is found in every human bosom.

The love of life is one of the last principles in our nature, if not the last, that is ever subdued. There is a natural antipathy in man to the separation of the soul and the body. Every man feels it. Dissevered from the light, and hopes, and influences of Christianity,

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