Christ’s Last Design on His people by Robert Traill (1642-1716)Calvinistic Articles on the Christian Faith
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Behold and understand Christ’s last design on his people. It is to have them to behold his glory. Christ will never leave any whom the Father hath given him, till he hath brought them to this. Let believers learn to give Christ his will and his way; give him trust, and give him time, and wait patiently. Art thou given to him? art thou a believer on him? Behold with faith what his design upon thee is. It is to bring thee into that place where he is, that thou mayest behold his glory. Many strange and deep ways and methods doth he use to carry it on. Submit to these, and believe the end of the Lord.
You that are believers, you are, even now, as much accepted of God as ever you shall be. I say not, that you enjoy God as much; that you are as near, and as like to him, as ever you shall be; but that you are as much accepted as ever you shall be. Believers are not called to glory, nor brought unto it, for acceptance. That is passed, and fixed for eternity, as to all in Christ by faith, before they come there. Only their acceptance in that day is more gloriously declared and proclaimed than it was on earth, Matt. 25:34. And the fruits of that acceptance will be bestowed by the Lord, and enjoyed by the glorified in heaven, vastly beyond what believers can know, receive, or enjoy on earth. (Robert Traill (The Lord’s Prayer, John 17:24), Works 2:237-238, 276:)